We hope you can join Evangeline Section
 in conjunction with Lima & Delta Sections

and make the most of 2021-2022 SPE Distinguished Lecturer

José Carlos Bruno’s  Virtual Visit  to our section.


Human Factors - Improving Human Performance for Safety and Operational Excellence in the Oil and Gas Industry   

José Carlos Bruno

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST

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Training Grant Program

Our SPE Evangeline Section Membership Training Grant Program application is now available at https://connect.spe.org/evangeline/aboutus/new-page2
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SPE Evangeline Section 2021-2022 General Meeting Schedule
(Fourth Tuesday of Month)
Program Chair:  Lillian Espinoza-Gala 985-381-4099
  • September 28, 2021   Pascal Ray - Managing Partner at Puma Risk LLC – Marine Risk (Hybrid)
  • October 26, 2021        Luis Garfias - Microscopy and Electrochemical Measurements in Extreme Environments: Using Lab Testing to Simulate Field Environments
  • November 16, 2021   Olatunji Olayiwola – Validation of Analytical Model and Identification of Salt Effect on Wellbore Temperature in Underbalanced Drilling  (Date Change to 3rd Tuesday)
  • January 25, 2022         TBD
  • February 22, 2022      2021-2022 SPE Distinguished Lecturer
  • March 22, 2022           Rick Farmer (John Rogers Smith) – Ethics Discussion (Hybrid)
  • April 26, 2022              TBD
  • May 24, 2022              TBD

      **Pending Dates               2 Distinguished Lecturers for 2022 (one Zoom & one in-person)
                                                    Paula Harris - STEM presentation  (Hybrid)

      SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Formation Damage Control

      February 23rd-25th, 2022
      DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lafayette
      1521 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503

      The one aspect of the petroleum industry that has remained constant during decades of its pendulum existence has been the desire to optimize oil and gas production with minimum cost.

      The SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Formation Damage Control is an excellent venue to share your expertise, experience, and knowledge with your colleagues around the world. Contribute to the exchange of ideas via technical and poster sessions, exhibitor presentations, panel discussions, and continuing education courses.

      We hope to see you in Lafayette, Louisiana next February during the festive Mardi Gras season.

      Call for Papers Now OPEN, Paper proposal submission deadline 4 August 2021

      For more information, please visit SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Formation Damage Control 


      Study Group: “Stop Work Authority – Life or Death – Your Choice”    

      Lillian Espinoza-Gala, LEG Exploration Education LLC
      Cecil O’Halloran, Crescent Safety Services LLC
      Nick Vaccaro, Vaccaro Group LLC

      Thursday, November 4, 2021
      Noon – 1 PM CST
      Online only using Zoom

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      Pragmatic Inclusion of Human Factors in Incident Investigation

      Presentation by Norman Ritchie (Dec 15, 2020)

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      Biography - Norman Ritchie   

          Norman Ritchie has worked in oil and gas for over 30 years. Educated as a Mechanical Engineer at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, he has gained broad expertise through engineering and management positions in exploration, production and capital projects. Ritchie’s experience covers the full hydrocarbon development life cycle from conceptual design to decommissioning. Since 1997, Ritchie has consulted in project management and enterprise risk management. As a Director of vPSI group, LLC, which he co-founded in 2003, Ritchie provides consulting and training in performance measurement and improvement, principally in the areas of risk, loss prevention, safety, problem solving and human factors. Ritchie holds a broad US patent for online JSA Systems and is a past Chair of the Houston Energy Corridor Section of the ASSP’s Gulf Coast Chapter.

      SPE Live at ATCE 2020

      AIME's 150th Anniversary Celebration, featuring keynote speaker Daniel Yergin (Oct 26, 2020)

          Daniel Yergin is the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of "The Prize," and "The Quest" and is a well-known authority on energy, international politics, and economics. Click here to watch.