We have two technical luncheons lined up for March.

Rick Lewis, with Schlumberger Oilfield Services, will be visiting to speak on"Estimation of Near Wellbore Stress: Impact on Fracture Initiation and Propagation". Anyone actively involved in completions will want to attend this luncheon. You may be amazed at what you learn and the questions it makes you ask yourself about your current stimulation design. This luncheon will be held on March 1st.

On March 15th, Peter Brewer of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will be presenting on Patents, specifically how they apply in the energy industry. Both luncheons will be held at the Summit Club downtown. Please visit our website, www.spemc.org for more information and registration links. Early registration is appreciated.

I would like to take a moment to give a special thanks to Mark Bozich, our section's current Membership and Awards Chair. Mark worked very hard to organize our recent membership appreciation event that was held at The Oklahoma Aquarium. I have received positive feedback from many members who said the event was very enjoyable and that they look forward to a similar gathering in the future. If you attended the event and enjoyed yourself please take a moment and thank Mark for his efforts. As always, any feedback of what you would like to see in the future is welcome and encouraged.

I wish you all health and prosperity as we look forward to a beautiful spring.


Jonathan Bush
2011 – 2012 Chairman