SPE School Science Grants

Our SPE School Science Grants application is now available at https://connect.spe.org/evangeline/aboutus/sciencegrants
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Deadline: November 19th, 2021


Engineering and Risk in the Oil Field from an Insurance Perspective

Pascal Ray – Managing Partner at Puma Risk LLC

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST
Petroleum Club of Lafayette, 111 Heymann Blvd., Lafayette, LA, 70503

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Microscopy and Electrochemical Measurements in Extreme Environments: Using Lab Testing to Simulate Field Environments    

Luis F. Garfias, Ph.D.
DOW Chemicals - Louisiana Operations
Technical Support, Materials Laboratory

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST
Petroleum Club of Lafayette, 111 Heymann Blvd., Lafayette, LA, 70503

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        Dr. Cravens - Corrosion degree from Oxford, several patents on corrosion (Hybrid – Joint Meeting with  NACE- Charlie Speed)
  • November 16, 2021   Carlos Pineda – Pay-It-Forward starting Acadiana group  (Date Change to 3rd Tuesday)
  • December 14, 2021    SPE Distinguished Lecturer - José Carlos Bruno - Human Factors - Improving Human Performance for Safety and Operational Excellence in the Oil and Gas industry (Zoom)
  • January 25, 2022         TBD
  • February 22, 2022      TBD
  • 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 


      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.