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Chairperson's Monthly Newsletter February 2022

Section Members,

I hope everyone is safely bundled up indoors as we wait out Winter Storm Landon. Although it may be tempting, I urge all of you to stay off the roads as much as possible and take necessary precautions until our hard freeze warning lifts tomorrow morning. WTI crude has now passed $90/bbl for the first time in 8 years and through this recent uptick, I find myself reflecting on the many changes we’ve seen over the years from the shale boom just a short decade ago, followed by abnormally long downturns, to a new peak.

We’ve all grown and changed through our time in the industry and changes to our mothership organization are analogous. By now, most of you should have received an email from SPE Communications regarding the upcoming AAPG-SPE merger vote. It is important that you voice your opinion and vote in this matter because this vote will transform the way that you experience being part of this professional organization. SPE and AAPG have released a merger plan that can be found here so please be sure to read the information and bring any questions or concerns to the Member Town Hall on Monday February 7th beginning at 8am CST. Official voting will open on Friday March 4th so I urge you to be fully engaged in this process and vote!

Now onto our upcoming events and announcements:

Our next monthly meeting will feature Henry Lopez in an engaging discussion about the transformation of the oil and gas industry and how ESG and accelerated sustainability are leading key organizational decisions. This meeting will be held in-person at Brookhaven College Building H on February 16th and lunch will be provided so please register early here to reserve a plate!


The next YP event will be on Thursday February 24th at the Alamo Club starting at 6pm. Be sure to register here and thank Applied Petroleum Technology for sponsoring this event! The YPs next event will be on March 24th (location TBD) so be sure to check our the SPE Dallas website or our LinkedIn page for the latest information. 

As dutiful members of SPE, I know that all of you have already renewed your SPE membership well before the deadline of December 31st, 2021. Right? In case you forgot or just haven’t gotten around to it yet, we’d like to incentivize your decision to make this a top priority! SPE Dallas is raffling a $150 Amazon gift card to a lucky winner who renews their membership before February 28th! If you renew between now and Feb 28th, be sure to send us a receipt at dallasspe@gmail.com so we can verify your renewal. If you already renewed your membership prior to Dec 31st, you have already been entered into the drawing. Please be sure that your contact information is up to date on your SPE profile so we can contact you to claim your gift card.

Finally, we are just a few months away until the new SPE Dallas Board of Directors 2022-2023 is announced. If you are interested in volunteering, please be sure to reach out and email me. I hope to see all of you at your upcoming events and stay safe (and warm)!

Sincerely,

Pragnya Maruwada
Pragnya.maruwada@denbury.com
(469) 682-6554


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