2018-2019 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
It is the board of director’s pleasure to announce the 2018-2019 scholarship program. The program aims to attract engineering students that are interested in a career in Petroleum. Our goal is to promote local interest in up and coming talent who will be the future of our industry.
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Farewell to Chairperson Robert Schaaf and Welcome New Chairperson Baldev Gill
Dear Friends and Members of SPE,
After 3 years as LASPE Chair, I am finally able to step aside. Baldev Gill, one of our past chairs, has graciously agreed to be the 2019-2020 LASPE Chair. Mr. Gill has over 18 years of professional experience and academic research in the areas of reservoir simulation, field development, gas blow down studies, and asphaltene precipitation and wettability. He has worked in the North Sea, Houston, West Texas, Michigan, Hague, Wyoming, and California for large international companies including Schlumberger and Royal Dutch Shell. He has a BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering, a MSc Computer Aided Engineering, and a MSc Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College London. He also has a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Rice University. In addition, Mr Gill is a Chartered Chemical Engineer, A Chartered Petroleum Engineer and is a Fellow of the Energy Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers in the UK.
Currently he is a Petroleum Operations Coordinator for the City of Long Beach’s Energy Resource Department. Mr. Gill has also led the team putting together the SPE Western Regional Meetings in 2015 and 2018, he was also selected to be on the 3 Year SPE International Cedric K. Ferguson Medal Award Committee. Please welcome Baldev back has our new Chairperson.
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