II trust that everyone had a great Holiday season and celebrated the arrival of the New Year. Hopefully everyone was able to take some much needed time off and spend it with family and friends. 2012 is looking to be a great year for SPE thanks in part to all of our great volunteers.

One thing to look forward to this year is that SPE Mid-Continent will be hosting a Membership Appreciation event for the first time in several years. It will take place on January 28th. The event will be held at the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks and members are invited to bring spouses, children and grandchildren. Be on the lookout for notices coming your way via e-mail with more details. If you have any questions in the meantime please contact our Membership Chair, Mark Bozich.

We will be starting the year with our second Distinguished Lecturer of the season on January 12th. Erdal Ozkan, of the Colorado School of Mines, will be presenting “Understanding Flow in Shale and Modeling Fractured Horizontal Well Performance in Shale Reservoirs”. Due to a scheduling conflict we will be holding this event at the Renaissance Hotel in South Tulsa. We anticipate a great crowd and the venue is working to help us accommodate everyone. Please register early to ensure your reservation.

John Lee, with the University of Houston, will be speaking on “PRMS – Estimating Reserves in Unconventional Resources” on January 26th at the Summit Club. Mark your calendars and check for more information in the near future on our website at www.spemc.org.

Happy New Year to all and may 2012 bring health and prosperity to you and your families.


Jonathan Bush
2011 – 2012 Chairman