As we approach another season of Mid-Continent Section activities, it is fitting
that we congratulate Philip Johnson for his leadership and hard work to bring
our section to the forefront of all the SPE Sections worldwide. Philip leads us
into a new decade, the end of which will mark our 100th anniversary. His efforts
to promote the 90 for 90 Scholarship Program will help secure engineering education
assistance for 30 deserving students who may not have been able to afford the
Philip promoted the upgrade of our section web site
which now serves as an invaluable information tool used by many to learn about
our section, sign up for events and to view our speaker's Power Point presentations.
marks the 90th anniversary of the Mid-Continent Section. In recognition of that
milestone, Philip promoted the celebration with the "Party of all Parties"
at Gilcrease Museum on May 2, the highlight was a video produced locally. The
video covered the colorful history of the Mid-Continent Section dating back to
These accomplishments remind us that we have a challenge
before us that will offer great rewards in terms of value added to our profession.
The college students that major in engineering need to be exposed to the technological
and social benefits of our section. They, of course, have their own student section,
but I would like to extend to them an invitation to participate in our Young Professional
group and to attend our luncheons and hear the latest in technological advances
occurring in our industry. It is our roll as experienced engineers to be mentors
to these students who, one day, will be embracing the newest technology associated
with drilling, well completions, production engineering reservoir engineering,
and environmental responsibility and safety.
I'm excited about the prospect
of the Mid-Continent Section for 2008-2009 and invite you to participate in as
many SPE activities as your time allows. I appreciate all the support, help, and
advice that I've received in the past. I'm looking forward to another year beginning
with the annual Fall Roundup, many informative luncheons, short courses, and a
growing membership. I will see you all at the first luncheon on September 11,
2008 2009 Chairman