LASPE 2024-2025

It is the board of director’s pleasure to announce the 2024-2025 scholarship program. The program aims to attract engineering students that are interested in a career in the Petroleum Industry. Our goal is to promote local interest in up-and-coming talent who will be the future of our industry. We want to encourage students to pursue science and engineering curriculums and to increase their awareness of future career opportunities.

Applications accepted
thru August 31st!

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2025 SPE Western
Regional Meeting
Technology for Transition into the New Energy Frontier

April 27 - May 1, 2025

Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove CA 92840

Call For Papers
You are invited to share your technical innovations and accomplishments by submitting a paper proposal for consideration. Your submission must be received by Thursday, 15 August 2024.

Ted Frankiewicz & Steve Cheung
WRM2025 Conference Co-Chairs

LA Basin SPE Luncheon Discussion
"The Future of the California Oil Industry"
Slides from June 11, 2024 Presentation

Prof. Donald L. Paul
William M. Keck Professor of Energy Resources

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Goodbye - Hello - Staying in touch, Huge Turnout for Dr. Don Paul presentation, LNG - Oil - Hydrogen

Dear Colleagues,

You are reading my final Chair’s message as the Section Chair for the LA Basin SPE. I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to serve and inform the LA Basin for the past four years. Starting after our summer break, Mr. Ian Johnecheck will assume the role of Section Chair. Ian has previously contributed as Vice Chair and chair of the Young Professionals committee. Professionally, he has been extensively involved in local projects with SoCalGas and other oil & gas companies, bringing a wealth of experience and dedication to his new role.

This week, we enjoyed a presentation by Dr. Don Paul on "The Future of the California Oil Industry," which drew 35 attendees—a turnout we haven’t seen in years for an in-person technical luncheon event. Additionally, our annual board appreciation lunch was well-attended by almost the entire board, reflecting the strong commitment and unity of our team.

As I move on from this role, I invite you to stay connected and follow my ongoing contributions to our industry through my LinkedIn profile: Andrew S. López on LinkedIn. I will continue to engage with the energy industry’s evolving landscape and plan similar monthly summaries on my LinkedIn page. Now, let's turn our attention to some of the latest global dynamics affecting our industry.

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