• Chairman's Monthly Newsletter - Tyler Conner - August 2018

    I hope everyone is enjoying their summer with their families before school starts again and that you are managing to stay cool in this heat.  August is an exciting month for SPE and we have a number of great events planned for the coming months.  Many of you were in attendance at URTeC in Houston last week and know how well attended that event was.  There were numerous excellent technical papers presented and I want to offer my congratulations and thanks to all those who participated in those sessions.  It is because of your efforts that the Mid-Continent Region and, in particular, the Oklahoma City Section are so successful.  With that in mind, I want to take this opportunity to inform the membership that this year our section was awarded with the SPEI Gold Standard.  This is the second highest award a section can receive and further illustrates the diligence and commitment our members and volunteers possess.   To win the Gold Standard is no mean feat.  Each section must write an annual report at the end of each year detailing its operations, financial health, illustrating its benefits to the members, and dedication to the SPE Mission.  Once submitted, a committee rigorously reviews the reports from all sections and ranks them.  The highest award is the President’s award, and while OKC has continually done very well, we have yet to achieve this honor.  As Chair this year, it is my goal and sincere wish to bring this award to the Oklahoma City Section.  This cannot be achieved without the hard work from our many excellent volunteers and section members, so I want to encourage everyone to keep up the good work this year. Recently, the OKC Section hosted the seventh annual Young Professional Energy Forum at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club.  This was a very well attended event, planned and executed entirely by Young Professionals from SPE, OIPA, OCAPL, AAPG, and YPE.  The theme this year was Career Progression and Career Management.  Our panel discussion focused around decisions young professionals must make regarding technical paths versus managerial paths.  Our keynote was Tony Maranto, CEO of Roan Resources, and he spoke to the idea of how to control one’s own future.  I would like to thank all of our speakers, volunteers and especially our sponsors who worked to make this an excellent event. The Annual Technical Conference and Exhibit (ATCE) in Dallas is right around the corner and I would urge any who have the time to attend.  This is a great event for technical dissemination, networking and seeing old friends and colleagues.  Beyond the individual sessions, there are also many formal training classes  which can fulfill continuing education requirements as well as expertise enhancement.   In local events, the section will be hosting the third annual SPE Awards Banquet on September 7th.  This event is our way to give back to the volunteers, members and sponsors who have helped out so much over the year.  As in past, it will ... More
  • Chairman's Monthly Newsletter - Tyler Conner - July 2018

    It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to another year with Oklahoma City SPE Section.  Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Tyler Conner and I will be the 2018-2019 OKC Section Chair.  I am a Chemical Engineering graduate from the University of Utah and I began my career in the oil and gas industry when I started with Devon Energy six years ago.  I have served in various roles on the OKC Executive Committee and feel very proud at having been awarded the opportunity to serve our outstanding section as Chairman. On behalf of the Executive Committee, and the section membership, I want to take a moment to offer thanks to our past Chairman, Chad Senters for all of his hard work and dedication to making this section so successful.  Without the generous devotion of time and effort from our volunteers, this section would not be what it is today.  Next time you see Chad, be sure offer him your thanks for his time and support. We have another very exciting year ahead of us with numerous events geared towards technical dissemination and community outreach, as well as networking and social opportunities.  Some of the goals I have set for the Committee this year include the trialing of a new Facilities and Pipeline Study Group and a community education event geared towards highlighting the industry’s commitment to society and dispelling some of negative publicity we often receive.  We believe that this new Study Group is a great opportunity to provide for our members who work outside of the subsurface and production realms and community engagement is paramount to being a successful industry.  Both of these are in line with the mission that SPE has set forth to its volunteers.  Beyond the two aforementioned goals, the Committee will have a goal-setting session called the Big Ideas Meeting, in which we bring forth new ideas and decide what we wish to accomplish over the year.  However, with that said, any successful service organization must be cognizant to the needs of its members, so I encourage anyone to approach myself or any of the committee volunteers if you have ideas to improve the section. I very much look forward serving you all this year and hope that I will prove worthy of the responsibility that has been granted me.  I am determined to continue the history of outstanding Chairs this section has had and echoing their determination for making this one of the best sections in the world. More
  • SPE OKC Call for Volunteers

    SPE OKC Committee is looking for volunteers for the 2018-2019 Board.  The calendar runs from July of 2018 to June of 2019.     Below is a list of all of the OKC SPE Board Roles.  Detailed information on each role is on the website, but feel free to talk to any current board member about what each role entails.  If you are passionate about a role that is not on the list, we’re always open to new suggestions and different things to do.   Chairman, Vice Chair Programs, Vice Chair Education, Vice Chair Membership, Vice Chair Young Professionals, Treasurer, Secretary, Director (2 year Term), Webmaster, Communications Chair, Special Events Chair, Awards Chair, Newsletter Chair, Registration Chair, Environmental Study Group Chair, Production Study Group Chair, Completions Study Group Chair, Reservoir Study Group Chair, Drilling Study Group Chair, Oklahoma City Oil & Gas Symposium Chair, Scholarship Chair, PE Preparation Chair, Future Trailblazers Mentor Chair, MS&T Sponsorship Chair, and Procurement Chair.     Please contact Natalie Boggs if you are interested in volunteering in any capacity.   Natalie Boggs Dalton Boggs & Associates (P) 405-348-1654 natalieb@daltonboggs.com More


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