Well October has passed and we’re launching into the ever-busy Holiday season. Please plan to include a couple of visits to SPE Luncheons into your holiday schedules. Thanks to all of the participants of the SPE Clay Shoot.

On another note, I'd like to remind everyone how important membership is to our section. So I will urge each of you to get online and renew your membership(s). I would also encourage all of us to try to engage the young professionals entering our business. The YPs have grown rapidly in Tulsa over the past few years and with the aging demographics our industry faces, that trend is not likely to change anytime soon. The younger generation will all have more of an impact on our jobs and lives. The quicker we can get them involved in the technical community the better off all parties will be.

Thanks to everyone who has attended our luncheons. The lineup of quality speakers and topics will continue thanks to Rita Behm who has a great lineup for speakers. For our next luncheon of 2012 Pankaj Pande, Anadarko (**Distinguished Lecturer**) will be speaking on “Shale Resource Assessment & Development — Full Life Cycle Integrated Approach.” Remember to make a note this Meeting is on a Friday at the Tulsa Country Club.

Michael Whitten
2012 – 2013 Chairman