The holidays are just
around the corner and 2008 will be here before we know it. If youre
like me, the oilfield keeps you busy. One onvenient way to stay in-the-know
on all Mid-Continent SPE activities is with our new website,www.spemc.org,
with more and upto-
date information. Luncheon announcements, upcoming events, past newsletters,
etc. are all available with just a click of the mouse. Go to www.speior.org
for online registration for the 16th Improved Oil Recovery Conference scheduled
for April 19th through 23rd. Staying with the internet theme, www.spe.org
is another great resource for member contact information, technical papers,
My past two gavels have
focused on our sections history. In this gavel, lets look forward.
The following graph is from SPE Internationals website.
As one can
see, the number of younger people entering the industry is increasing but
not replacing those nearing retirement age. The oilfield needs more petroleum
engineers. The demand is evident, the supply is scarce. In that vein, the
Mid-Continent Section of SPE, will award $42,000 of scholarships for the 2007-2008
academic year alone. Moreover, many of our members spend time on and off campus
mentoring or even teaching petroleum engineering students at the University
of Tulsa. You can be proud of the Mid-Continent
section for its philanthropy and know that your support makes this possible.
2007 2008 Chairman