On January 15th, the Young Professionals group hosted a monthly social at
Riverlanes Bowling with approximately 35 in attendance. YP outings are great
networking and soon to be educational opportunities focusing on those thirty-five
years or younger. Everyone, however, is welcome.
I would like to thank Ralph Veatch for his excellent talk on "A Historical
Perspective of Hydraulic Fracturing" held on January 17th. Ralph mixed
humor and history to paint a picture of an evolving industry. Just as the
oilfield has evolved technologically, we as engineers can do the same through
continuing education. On February 14th, the Mid-Continent section is
hosting a short course titled, Tubing Movement and Packer
Calculation. This short course is an introduction to how tubing
strings are affected by pressure, temperature, and mechanical changes based
on various well conditions, tubingto- packer-to-casing configurations, and
tubing restraint. See below for more information.
The University of Tulsa provides many opportunities for continuing education
for both engineers and engineering technicians. Please visit www.cese.utulsa.edu
for more information.
- Remember to register for the 2008 Improved Oil Recovery Symposium to
be held at the Renaissance Hotel from April 19th through the 23rd. Please
visit www.speior.org for more
- Luncheon presentation PowerPoint slides are now available on our website
under the "Resources" tab.
- Upcoming Short Course: "Tubing Movement and Packer Calculation,"
An introduction to how tubing strings are affected by pressure, temperature,
and mechanical changes based on various well conditions, tubing-to-packer-to-casing
configurations, and tubing restraint. February 14th, 1:00 to 3:30, Petroleum
Club. Please contact Charlie Hoy at Charlie@rowland-group.com.
- The SPE board has approved the "90 for 90" campaign. Our section
will award $90,000 dollars for 90 years of existence for the 2008
2009 academic year. If you know of a graduating high school senior or undergraduate
student majoring in the sciences, please pass the word. Information will
be posted on our website, www.spemc.org.
2007 2008 Chairman