We had a great turnout at the September luncheon. Dr. Daniel Tormey, a 2015 SPE Distinguished Lecturer, presented the results of his study regarding the effects of hydraulic fracturing on LA County. His study again shows that the Oil and Gas industry can co-exist with those who despise us most. I’ve had several people ask for a copy of his study, and you can now find it on the SPE Mid-Continent website ( on the Resources page. Please join us for our next luncheon on November 12th at The Oaks Country Club. Don Purvis, also a 2015 SPE Distinguished Lecturer, will give his presentation “Cement Testing: Are We Looking at the Right Things the Wrong Way?”

The October SPE YPE event was held at Oktoberfest Corporate Night. It was the largest attendance we have had at any YPE event over the last 2 years. We look forward to continuing to grow the SPE YPE Tulsa group, so stay tuned to hear about our November event.

The 2015 Fall Sporting Clays was held on October 23rd at Longshot Ranch in Skiatook. Attendance was high despite the weather forecast and a good time was had by all. SPE would like to thank our supporters whose generous contributions ensure the continued growth of our scholarship program. On behalf of SPE, we greatly appreciate Mark, Janet, and Kim for their hard work each year in making this event a tremendous success.

It’s hard to believe that this year is 83% over, but it is time to renew your SPE membership. Please do so at your earliest convenience so that we can continue to uphold and grow the SPE Mid-Continent Section.

In closing, I’d like to wish everyone and their families a Happy Thanksgiving. We all have much to be thankful for even in this trying time in our industry.

Victor Jordan
2015-2016 Chairman