I’m writing this column tonight from a hotel room in Dallas, hoping that the networking event that the University of Tulsa student chapter organized was well attended and beneficial for all who made the effort to attend, network, listen and learn. The topic was “Career Success in Any Environment (Even Low Prices)”. It sounds pretty applicable and all of us benefit from good contacts and good advice. If, like me, you were unable to attend the event this evening, I hope you’ll clear your schedules for our next luncheon on March 23rd. Take a look in the newsletter for more information on the luncheon and please help all of us out with planning by pre-registering.

I did see a good number of you – seventy-eight, I think - at the luncheon on February 17th, when Ian Walton, an SPE Distinguished Lecturer with some Tulsa roots helped us better understand the role of natural fractures in shale gas production. I heard some very positive feedback after his talk and several wanted to go back to the office and look at their production data a little differently based on what Ian taught us. So, as I mentioned last month, please take the time to evaluate Ian’s presentation. It does not take long (about 5 minutes), and the investment of your time is helpful for everyone. Find your SPE member number and head to the following site: www.spe.org/dl/contest.php to complete the evaluation. This will be an encouragement to Ian and it lets the SPE group know what you find valuable. Remember, the speakers are volunteers – taking 5 minutes to provide some feedback is an excellent way to thank them for their service to SPE.

I am looking forward to seeing many of you on March 23rd.

Until then,

Molly Boyd
2016-2017 Chairman