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  • 1. SOCIETY OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERS SECTION ANNUAL REPORT RETURN THIS FORM TO THE SPE SECTIONS MANAGER NO LATER THAN 1 JUNE. Please submit electronically as a Word document, if possible. If handwritten, please use black ink or type. Attach additional sheets if needed. Please limit total submission (report and attachments) to 100 pages or less. Please include only 1 example of newsletters, meeting minutes, etc. If necessary, you may state “additional documentation available upon request”. Where applicable, please distinguish between the ongoing annual events or programs and those initiatives that were new or begun during the past section year. Section GULF COAST SECTION Section Year August 1, 2005 to July 31, 2006 , inclusive (month)(year) (month)(year) 1. Technical Dissemination 1.1 List all regular meetings of the section, meeting topics, attendance and sponsors (if any) – continued on next page The ongoing regular meetings (monthly and periodic meetings) of the Gulf Coast Section (GCS) include the following area and study group meetings: General Meeting, Digital Energy Study Group, Safety and Environment Study Group, Career Management Study Group, Northside Study Group, Drilling Study Group, Westside Study Group, Reservoir Engineering Study Group, Facilities and Construction Study Group, Completions and Production Study Group, Permian Basin Study Group, Petro-Tech Study Group, International Study Group, Emerging Leaders Program and, Business Development Study Group. With a few exceptions, all of the GCS regularly scheduled meetings are luncheon meetings, complete with a cash bar, a good meal, announcements of interest and a guest speaker. The guest speakers are usually awarded a souvenir for the occasion (of nominal value, less than $25). A member committee administers each meeting and is responsible for the conduct of all of their meetings. Luncheon meetings are held to a strict schedule beginning with fellowship at 11 a.m. and concluding promptly at 1 p.m. Due to the large number of regularly scheduled meetings within the GCS, management of program topics and schedules is coordinated by a Section officer in charge of “Programs”. Although the GCS is non-profit, each group is encouraged to make a nominal profit on their meetings to account for incidental expenses, contribute to GCS scholarship and other community service programs and, build up the GCS cash reserve. The profit target during this program year was 15 percent to build up the Section reserve. 1
  • 2. 1.1.1 General Meeting (Holly Camilli, Chair): Date Name of Speaker /Job Title Company/Affiliation of Speaker Title/Topic of Speech Attendance (Note if Distinguished Lecturer) Sept. 8, Louis W. Powers Powers Petroleum Consultants World Oil Supply and Demand: How Vulnerable 105 2005 Petroleum Consultant Are We? Oct. 13, Giovanni Paccaloni, Sr. Advisor ENI-AGIP SPE Values, Mission Support, Energy 59 2005 SPE Past President Sustainability Nov. 10, Aubrey McClendon Chesapeake Energy Corporation An Independent's Perspective on the Natural Gas 131 2005 Chairman and CEO Industry Dec. 8, John Olson Sanders Morris Harris 2006 Energy Investing Dynamics 61 2005 Sr. VP/Chief Investment Officer (Joint Meeting with API) Jan. 9, Iskander R. Diyashev Sibneft The Oil Industry in Russia 198 2006 Chief Engineer (Joint Meeting with International Study Group) Distinguished Lecturer Feb. 9, Douglas C. Nester Prime Offshore Surviving in the Independent Oil and Gas 53 2006 Chief Operations Officer Business: Finding Your Niche Mar. 9, Thomas M. Cordano ExxonMobil LNG: The Future of Natural Gas 73 2006 Pres. LNG Market Dev. Apr. 26, John Morgan John M. Campbell & Co. LNG: What's Happening-And Why 52 2006 President May 11, Steve Holditch, Chairman Petroleum Engineering. Dept. Manpower Issues for the Oil and Gas Industry 34 2006 SPE Past President Texas A&M University 2
  • 3. 1.1.2 Northside Study Group (Larry S. Foster, Chair): Date Name of Speaker/Job Title Company/Affiliation of Speaker Title/Topic of Speech Attendance (Note if Distinguished Lecturer) Sept. 13, Kevin Tanner Schlumberger Understanding Hydraulically Induced Fractures 30 2005 Senior Production Engineer using Micro-seismic Monitoring Oct. 11, Michael L. Verm Kerr-McGee Kerr-McGee: Developing Bohai Bay 49 2005 Vice President China Petroleum Ltd. Nov. 8, James Pappas Devon Energy A Review of Subsea Tree Types, Configurations, 35 2005 Senior Engineering Advisor Corporation and Installation Methods Dec. 13, W.A. Jentsch, Jr. JLSJ Enterprises, Inc Changing Dynamics in the Oil and Gas Industry; 42 2005 President A Call for Public Awareness and Understanding Jan. 10, Bob Meize Anadarko Petroleum Implementing a Worldwide Deep Water Rig 66 2006 Worldwide Deepwater Drilling Strategy Manager Distinguished Lecturer Feb. 14, Vincent C. Roes Shell First Deepwater Application of Dynamic 34 2006 Mars/Ursa Rig Opns. Mgr. Exploration and Production Annular Pressure Control Succeeds Mar 14, Larry E. Hartman ChevronTexaco Emerging Technology for De-Liquification of 57 2006 Petroleum Engineer Offshore Gas Wells Apr. 14, Kishore Mohanty University of Houston Application of Lab-on-a-chip Technology to The 20 2006 Professor Upstream Petroleum Industry May 9, Mike K. Hauser, Upstream Chevron Real-Time Asset Management From Vision to 30 2006 i-field Program Manager Engagement – An Operator’s Experience Jun. 13, Don Howard MMS Hurricane Preparedness – 2006 Readiness Plan 50 2006 Staff Engineer (est.) 3
  • 4. 1.1.3 Westside Study Group (Steve Baumgartner, Chair): Date Name of Speaker Company/Affiliation of Speaker Title/Topic of Speech Attendance (Note if Distinguished Lecturer) Sept. 14, Joseph Lach Knowledge Reservoir Reservoir Drivers in the Selection of Wet Versus 57 2005 VP Subsurface Consulting Engineering Dry Tree Facilities Distinguished Lecturer Oct. 19, Lee Matthews Cornerstone N.G. Engineering Horizontal Completion Practices in the Barnett 105 2005 President Shale Nov.16, Rick Fowler Dominion Exploration & Rigel Deepwater Field Appraisal and 45 2005 Gen. Mgr. Deepwater Dev. Production Development Dec. 14, James Rodgerson BJ Services Optimizing Treatment Coverage in Horizontal 71 2005 Region Engineer Barnett Shale Wells Using External Casing Perforating Jan. 18, Robert Pourciau Chevron Insights into Deepwater Frac-Pack Completions 105 2006 Sr. Completions.Engrg. Advisor Using Radioactive Tracers Feb. 15, Larry Britt NSI Technologies, Inc. Water as a Fracturing Fluid: When Does It Work 111 2006 Engineering Manager and When Does It Fail? Mar. 15, Rocky Seale Packers Plus Energy Services Multi-Stage Hydraulic Fracturing in Openhole 102 2006 International Operations Manager Horizontal Wells Apr. 19, Daniel M. Jarvie, President Humble Geological Services Symposium: 112 2006 West Texas – Barnett Shale Bill Grieser, Technical Specialist Halliburton Energy Services Various Topics Including: Kent A. Bowker, Manager Bowker Petroleum LLC Exploring for & Producing Shale Gas Gary Schein, Region Technical BJ Services Managing Development Manager Fracture Technology Lee Matthews, President Cornerstone N.G. Engineering Others. Steve Sadoskas, Bus. Dev. Mgr. Pinnacle Technologies Dick Leonard, Bus. Dev. Mgr. ProTechnics John MacKay, Bus. Dev. Mgr. Welltec Dick Zinno, Chief Geophysicist Weatherford May 17, Bernardo Maldonado Baker Oil Tools Extreme and Ultra High Pressure/High 47 2006 Manager, Product Line Strategy Temperature Completion Technologies and Gaps 4
  • 5. 1.1.4 Facilities & Construction Study Group (Sally Jabaley, Program Chair): Date Name of Speaker/ Job Title Company/Affiliation of Speaker Title/Topic of Speech Attendance (Note if Distinguished Lecturer) Sept. 20, Jim Hooper Fugro-McClelland Mississippi Delta Seafloor Failures during 59 2005 Senior Engineer Hurricane Ivan Oct. 18, John Alexander, Project Manager Mustang Engineering Challenges of Deepwater Brownfield Projects in 62 2005 Richard Livingston, Engineer the Gulf of Mexico Nov. 15, Margaret Mills BHP Billiton Oil and Gas Markets and Pricing 28 2005 VP, Crude Oil Marketing Jan 17, Cory Weinbel, General Manager Cal-Dive Overview of Independence Hub Project 108 2006 Production Facilities Division Feb. 21, Ben Poblete Lloyd’s Register Americas Lessons Learned During the Development of 46 2006 HSE & Senior Risk Manager Maintenance and Material Handling Strategies for Novel Offshore Platforms Mar. 21, Candida Scott IHS Energy LNG Cost Estimation - Working 65 2006 Sr. Dir., Econ.& Cons. Software with Blinders On Apr. 18, Karl VanBrocklin ConocoPhillips Magnolia ETLP, a Gulf of Mexico Deepwater 89 2006 Facility Engineer-GOM Div. Project Apr. 20, Bob Ineson, Dir. North Am. Gas CERA LNG Train: Driven by Technology and 53 2006 AG Gelotti, VP LNG Supply Shell North America LNG Innovation Workshop Edgar Kuipers, Dir. Mkt. Access Shell North America LNG Andy Wolford, Founder Risknology Kyle Cuellar, Sr. Cons. Engr. Ortloff David Coyle, Sr. Tech. Mgr, KBR Peter Noble, Floating Sys. Div. ConocoPhillips Joe Nelson, Project Engrg. Mgr. Mustang Engineering Mark McCadden, Lt Commander Coast Guard Tony Bingham, Global Bus. Mgr. Lloyd’s Register May 23, David Knoll, Project Manager Shell E&P Mars Recovery after Hurricane Katrina 83 2006 Mars Project Jun. 20, John W. Lyon ExxonMobil Guiding Principles and Business Ethics - 80 2006 VP Global Synthetics Bus. Unit Operating with Integrity" (est.) 5
  • 6. 1.1.5 Business Development Study Group (Rich Munn, Chair): Date Name of Speaker Company/Affiliation of Speaker Title/Topic of Speech Attendance (Note if Distinguished Lecturer) Nov. 16, Tony Lentini, VP Apache Corp. How Well Are We Weathering the Storms? 49 2005 Eugene Kim, Sr., Analyst Wood MacKenzie Gulf of Mexico Activities Following Hurricane Tim Parker, Sr VP E&P Dominion E&P Katrina Jan. 18, David Marcell, Managing Dir. Tristone Capital M & A & D Activities: Contrasting Merger, 112 2006 Randy King, Managing Partner Petrie Parkman & Co Negotiated and Auction Transactions in Today’s Bill Brittan, President & Founder EnergyNet New Market. Mar.8, Garry Tanner, Senior VP & COO EnerPlus Res. Fund Creating Value for the Investor and E&P 92 2006 Paul Lee, Dir., Corporate Finance Linn Energy Company Through Multiple Financial Kolja Rockov, EVP & CFO Pioneer Nat. Res. Instruments. May 17, Mark Schumacher, Team Leader EnCana, USA Unconventional Gas Plays – Barnett Shale, 86 2006 Sam Langford, Mgr. Bus. Dev. & Newfield Exploration Woodford Shale and Other Basins Central Oklahoma; Jerry Dominey, Team Leader, Shell E&P Americas Unconventional Resources 6
  • 7. 1.1.6 Drilling Study Group (Anjali Prasad, Chair): Date Name of Speaker Company/Affiliation Title/Topic of Speech Attendance (Note if Distinguished Lecturer) of Speaker Sept. 14, David Tubbs Burlington Implementation of a Slim Hole Casing 92 2005 Engineering Advisor Resources Design Utilizing Expandable Tubulars in the East Texas Bossier Oct. 12, Gary West Baroid/Halliburton Versatility with High Performance Drilling 23 2005 Technical Manager Fluids Nov. 9, Rick Stone Signa Engineering Managed Pressure Drilling 74 2005 President and CEO Dec. 1, Alan Orr Helmerich and Payne Flex Forward, A Look at the Development 34 2005 VP Engineering and Design of New Flex Rigs Jan. 11, Brett Chandler Grant Prideco Recent Advancements in Drill Pipe 71 2006 Marketing & Product Manager, Drilling Services Technology Feb. 8, Ed Tollefsen Schlumberger Formation Pressures While Drilling 56 2006 New Technology Leader, Drilling & Measurements Change the Way We Drill Mar. 8, Keith Brents Smith Services One Trip Window Milling + Directional 45 2006 Wellbore Departure Group Drilling th Apr. 12, Kate Baker, Distinguished Advisor, E&P Segment BP 5 Annual Drilling Symposium 87 2006 Kevin Carey, Gen. Mgr., Global Deepwater Chevron David Mannon, Sr. VP & COO Parker Drilling Don’t Get Left Behind – Identifying the Rick Mitchell, VP Worldwide Drilling Devon Needs, Challenges and Requirements for Phil Pattillo, Distinguished Advisor, Tubulars BP Future Oil and Gas Drilling Tim Probert, Sr. VP Drlg. & Formation Evaluation Halliburton Chris Seaver – President and CEO Hydril May 10, Bobbie Jo Kull, Drlg. Engr., Rock Mechanics Team Chevron ROP Predictor Tool for Real-Time Bit 68 2006 Christine Guerrero, Drlg. Engr., Rock Mech. Team. Optimization 7
  • 8. 1.1.7 Reservoir Study Group (Chuck Wagner, Chair): Date Name of Speaker/Job title Company/Affiliation Title/Topic of Speech Attendance (Note if Distinguished Lecturer) of Speaker Aug. 24, Jim Crompton, I - Fields Architect Chevron Reservoir & Digital Oil Field 104 2005 & Exhibitors (8) Technology providers Technology Showcase Sept. 20, Aubrey McClendon Chesapeake Energy Chesapeake Energy and Engineering Postponed – 2005 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Challenges in the Mid-Continent Hurricane Oct. 27, Joseph Gladbach Randall & Dewey Reservoir – Reserves Issues in a High Price 58 2005 Managing Director Environment Nov. 17, Ray Mentzer ExxonMobil LNG in the US Natural Gas Market 49 2005 US LNG Regulatory Manager Jan. 26, Aubrey McClendon Chesapeake Energy Chesapeake Energy and Engineering 95 2006 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Challenges in the Mid-Continent Feb. 23, Richard Jones Apache Corp. Quantifying By-Passed Oil Reserves in the 54 2006 Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer Forties Field Mar. 23, Mark Williams Chevron Assessing Dynamic Reservoir Uncertainty: 129 2006 Reservoir Management Consultant Integrating Experimental Design with Field Development Planning Apr. 27, Bill Haskett Decision Strategies Evaluation of Unconventional Resource 41 2006 Principal, Exploration & Production Plays May 25, Randy Tolman ExxonMobil Advanced Multizoned Stimulation 93 2006 Operations Superintendent Technology 8
  • 9. 1.1.8 Completions and Production Study Group (David Flores, Chair): Date Name of Speaker Company/Affiliation Title/Topic of Speech Attendance (Note if Distinguished Lecturer) of Speaker Sept. 15, Richard Spears, Managing Director Spears and Assc. Investing in Oilfield Technologies – 44 2005 Distinguished Lecturer Why Rig Count Doesn’t Matter Anymore Oct. 18, Jackie LaFontaine Shell E&P How Do We Make the First Completion on 86 2005 Well Performance Manager a Deepwater Project As Good As the Last One? Nov. 17, Joel Johns TecWel Applied Ultrasonic Technology in Well 17 2005 Sales & Marketing Manager Bore Leak Detection Dec. 15, David Mason Shell International A Comparison of the Performance of 48 2005 Sr. Production Technologist Exploration & Recent Sand Control Completions in the Production Mokoko Abana Field Offshore Cameroon Jan. 19, Craig L. Cipolla Pinnacle Technologies The Truth About Hydraulic Fracturing – 87 2006 VP Engineering Services It’s More Complicated Than We Would Distinguished Lecturer Like to Admit Mar. 16, Kevin Renfro Anadarko Petroleum A Follow Up to the Deepest Completions in 98 2006 Project Advisor the GOM Apr. 20, Mike Vincent Carbo Ceramics Completion and Production: Field Results: 72 2006 Consultant Effect of Proppant Strength and Sieve Distribution Upon Well Productivity May 18, Karen Olson Shell E&P Multiphase Non-Darcy Pressure Drop In 26 2006 Completion Team Leader Deepwater GOM Hydraulic Fracturing 9
  • 10. 1.1.9 International Study Group ( Skip Koshak, Chair): Date Name of Speaker/Job title Company/Affiliation Title/Topic of Speech Attendance (Note if Distinguished Lecturer) of Speaker Sep. 15, Matt Simmons Simmons & Co. Twilight in the Desert? 178 2005 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer International Oct. 11, Michael L. Verm, VP Kerr-McGee Developing Bohai Bay 46 2005 Kerr-McGee China Petroleum Limited Nov. 8, Mike Grecco Chevron Southeast Asia 22 2005 Strategic Planning and Business Manager Jan. 9, Iskander R. Diyashev,Chief Engineer Sibneft The Oil Industry in Russia (Jt. Mtg. w/ 198 2006 Distinguished Lecturer General Mtg. Study Group) Mar. 24, Kurt Hillman, Production VP Amerada Hess International Joint Ventures, How to Keep 50 2006 Distinguished Lecturer Yours on Track May 5, John J. Weust Marathon Oil Major Issues in Platform and Facility 50 2006 Manager, Corporate Emergency Response Team Company Recovery: The People Factor. (est.) Jun.13, R. M. Shivers III ATP Oil and Gas Gulf of Mexico vs. North Sea 50 2006 Vice-President Projects (est.) 1.1.10 Safety and Environment Study Group (Carole Fleming, Chair): Date Name of Speaker/Job title Company/Affiliation Title/Topic of Speech Attendance (Note if Distinguished Lecturer) of Speaker Nov. 9, Jay E. Russell Substance Abuse Vulnerability 6 R.A.I.D Corps Inc. 2005 President Assessments Jan. 11, Jason Rose Michael Stapleton Facility Security and Recent Trends in 10 2006 Associate of Maritime Security Associates Both Domestic and International Bombings Mar. 8, Marilyn Bullman How Do You Know Your Behavior Based 11 Halliburton 2006 S.H.A.R.P Facilitator Process Is Working? Jun. 14, Sanjeev Saraf ioMosaic Managing LNG Risks 15 2006 Partner Corporation (est.) 10
  • 11. 1.1.11 Permian Basin Study Group ( James Rodgerson, Chair) Date Name of Speaker Company/Affiliation Title/Topic of Speech Attendance (Note if Distinguished Lecturer) of Speaker Sept. 12, Steve Cheung Chevron The Latest in Ways to Improve Asset 48 2005 Project Leader, Conformance Control Value Through Better Water Management Distinguished Lecturer Oct. 19, Doug Walser BJ Services Taking Advantage of the Low Density 24 2005 Permian Region Engineer Differential Between Proppant and Carrier Fluid in the Permian Basin Nov. 15, Chris Peterson Kinder Morgan Enhanced Gravity Drainage Through 36 2005 Senior Reservoir Engineer Immiscible CO2 Injection in the Yates Field Jan. 13, Jeff Simmons Occidental An Integral Cog of a Successful Company 85 2006 Manager, Integrated Reservoir Management Petroleum Feb. 21, Adrian Goodisman Scotia Waterous Permian A&D Activity 26 2006 Managing Director Mar. 21, Jeff Harris BJ Services Successful Stimulation of Open Hole 39 2006 Region Engineer Carbonate Formations using Coiled Tubing Apr. 19, Daniel M. Jarvie, President Humble Geological Symposium: 112 2006 Services West Texas – Barnett Shale Bill Grieser, Technical Specialist Halliburton Energy Various Topics Including: Services Exploring for & Producing Shale Gas Kent A. Bowker, Manager Bowker Petroleum Managing Development LLC Fracture Technology Gary Schein, Region Technical Manager BJ Services Others. Lee Matthews, President Cornerstone N.G. Engineering Steve Sadoskas, Bus. Dev. Mgr. Pinnacle Tech. Dick Leonard, Bus. Dev. Mgr. ProTechnics John MacKay, Bus. Dev. Mgr. Welltec Dick Zinno, Chief Geophysicist Weatherford 11
  • 12. 1.1.12 Digital Energy Study Group (Mike Strathman, Chair): Date Name of Speaker Co. Affiliation of Title/Topic of Speech Attendance (Note if Distinguished Lecturer) Speaker Aug. 24, Jim Crompton, I - Fields Architect Chevron Reservoir & Digital Oil Field 104 2005 & Exhibitors (8) Technology providers Technology Showcase Oct. 18, Robert Aydelotte ExxonMobil Data Management - A Big Challenge 24 2005 Staff Engineer Getting Bigger Nov. 29, Reid G Smith RG Smith & Assoc. Darcy’s Law applied to Knowledge Flow 20 2005 Managing Director Dec. 29, Kurt McCaslin Kerr McGee and Business Process Management Software 110 2005 Director of Technology Technology providers & Exhibitors (8) Feb. More than 40 speakers Operating, Service Digital Energy 2006 Conference 584 21-22, and Software 2006 companies 1.1.13 Petro-Tech Study Group (Kimberly B. Dollens, Chair): Date Name of Speaker/Job Title Co. Affiliation of Title/Topic of Speech Attendance (Note if Distinguished Lecturer) Speaker Nov. 8, Charles J. Hager Yuma E&P Company, Future Direction of Skill Sets for Reservoir 55 2005 VP, Acquisitions Inc. Engineer Technologists Jan. 10, K. C. Whittemore Yuma E&P Skill Sets for Geological Technologists 61 2006 VP, Business Development Company, Inc. Mar. 14, Dr. David Pelton Petroskills The Time Has Come, the Walrus Said, to 53 2006 Director, Instructional Competencies Talk of Many Things – Resume Writing May 9, Alan Brown Schlumberger Seismic to Simulation 28 2006 PhD Technical Consultant June 13, Charles Rimer Noble Energy, Inc Drilling 101 50 2006 Director of Operations Services (est.) 12
  • 13. 1.1.14 Emerging Leaders Program (John McLaughlin, Chair): ELP Developmental Programs: Date Name of Speaker/Job Title Co. Affiliation of Title/Topic of Speech Attendance (Note if Distinguished Lecturer) Speaker Sept. 13, Arjun N. Murti Goldman, Sachs & A Wall Street Analyst’s View - $105 Oil 50 2005 Managing Director and Business Unit Leader Co. Forecast Oct. 19, Brad Bowman ExxonMobil Building Leadership Qualities 12 2005 US Reservoir Operations Technical Manager Nov. 16, Robert Palmer Occidental Leadership & Experiences to Overcome 14 2005 Chief Prod./Opns. Engineer, Worldwide Dec. 1, Michael Economides University of Energy Geopolitics 90 2005 Professor Houston Jan. 11, Don P. Roesle Ryder Scott Leadership Lessons 13 2006 CEO Company Feb. 15, Charles Christopher BP America CO2 & Climate Change–How Big of a 61 2006 CO2 Program Manager Problem is it? What is Industry Doing About it? Feb. 22, Alana C. Smith Big Brothers Big Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteering 35 2006 Bowl for Kids’ Sake Administrator Sisters Opportunities 13
  • 14. Anadarko Petroleum, Emerging Engineers Conference Mark Pease, Sr. VP Woods McKenzie, Opening Keynote Eugene Kim, Sr. Analyst, Occidental Dev., “The Impacts of the Record 2005 Nigel Hopkinson, Sr. VP, Ryder Scott, Hurricane Season”, John Hodgin, President Fekete, “Negotiating International Contracts – David Anderson, Technical Advisor, Object Reservoir, Oxy’s Middle East Perspective”, Adam Farris, VP of Technology, ExxonMobil, “The Boom Continues – Unconventional Kris Nygaard, Supervisor Upstream Research, Mar. 30-31, Consultant Gas Plays: Barnett & Fayetteville Shales”, Bridget Mueller, Consultant 110 2006 Chevron, “Building the Business Case for Tech: Michelle Pflueger, Prod. Engr. Anadarko, Case Study for the Oil and Gas Industry”, Jay Graham, Sr. Staff Engr. Shell, “Tight Gas Completions”, Kelda McFee, Prod. Engr. BJ Services, “Can you hear me now? Action through Lee Dillenbeck, Product Line Research Leader Hughes Christiansen Effective Messaging” David Curry, former SPE Tech Editor, TAMU, “International Opportunities Panel” Tom Blasingame, Professor, ExxonMobil “Technical Paper Writing Panel”, Rich Kruger, VP Closing Keynote Apr. 19, Alan Stubblefield Southwestern The Components of Leadership 9 2006 Senior Vice President Energy May 31, Ellen M. Coopersmith Decision Use of Decision Analysis in the Oil 40 2006 Founder Frameworks Industry (est.) ELP Outreach/Networking Programs: Date Purpose of Activity Activity Type Location Attendance Sept. 15, ELP Monthly Networking Social Industry Networking, Sherlock’s 20 2005 SPE Membership Sept. 29, ELP Monthly Networking Social Industry Networking, Bennigan’s @ Galleria & Polar Ice 88 2005 (Broomball & Mixer) SPE Membership Galleria Oct. 10, ELP ATCE Young Professionals Networking Industry Networking Metropolitan Downtown Tavern 15 2005 Social SPE & Student Members at ATCE Oct. 20, ELP Monthly Networking Social Industry Networking, Red Lion Pub 15 2005 SPE Membership Oct. 22, Houston Grand Opera Event Industry Networking Wortham Theater Center 7 2005 14
  • 15. Jan. 20, ELP Hockey Night (Aeros) Industry Networking, Toyota Center 25 2006 ELP name- recognition Feb. 22, ELP Monthly Networking Social Industry Networking, Flying Saucer 30 2006 SPE Membership Mar. 30, EEC Networking Social Industry Networking Fox and Hound 81 2006 EEC Attendees & SPE Student Mbrs. Apr. 20, ELP Monthly Networking Social Industry Networking, Front Porch 15 2006 SPE Membership Apr. 26, ELP Community Outreach: Big Brothers Big Charity/Community Palace Lanes (New Initiative that raised 40 2006 Sisters ‘Bowl for Kids Sake” Outreach Event ~$5,000 for charity) TBD ELP Field Day Industry Networking, Spotts Park 50 SPE Membership (est.) 1.1.15 Career Management Study Group ( Claude Thorp, Chair): In a new initiative, the January meeting was filmed in order to share the topic with colleges and SPE Student Chapters. Date Name of Speaker/Job Title Co. Affiliation of Title/Topic of Speech Attendance (Note if Distinguished Lecturer) Speaker Nov. 16, Elbert W. Link Consultant TSPE – Engineering Leadership Forum - 100 2005 Consultant Ethics Jan. 25, Susan Howes Anadarko Petroleum Career Development – Take Charge of Your 97 2006 Engineering Recruiting and Training Manager Corporation Career Jeff Lelek BP Houston Subsurface SDDN Leader Jeff Corey ConocoPhillips Recruiting Manager Feb. 22, Dr. David Pelton PetroSkills Don’t Let the Workplace Get You Down 16 2006 Professional Communicator Mar. 22, Robin Kessler The Interview Coach Prove Your Competence: How to Thrive in 19 2006 President Today’s Competency-Based Companies 15
  • 16. 1.2 Did an SPE officer (SPE President, Past President, President-Elect, or Treasurer) visit during the section year? Date of Visit Name SPE Office Held Attendance Aug. 26, Stephen Graham SPEI Director, Operations Americas 100 2005 SPE-GCS Kickoff meeting Oct. 13, Giovanni Paccaloni SPE Past President 59 2005 Speaker for General Meeting Oct. 13, Eve Sprunt SPE President 335 2005 Attendee at 70th Anniversary Celebration Oct. 20, Mark Rubin SPEI Executive Director 12 2005 SPE-GCS Board Meeting May 11, Steve Holditch SPE Past President 34 2006 Speaker for General Meeting 1.3 List all study-group meetings, with attendance numbers, of the section. All study group meetings were reported in detail individually in this report (pp. 2-15). All study groups with the exception of Business Development, Completions & Production, Petro-Tech, International, Safety and Environment, Digital Energy and Emerging Leaders Program schedule their meetings on a monthly basis from September or October through May or June. Some may take off during December, depending on the difficulty of arrangements and major scheduling conflicts with other meetings, whether local or international. Most study groups conduct luncheon meetings. On special occasions, evening meetings are held but they are rare. List all short courses, seminars, and workshops, with attendance numbers, sponsored by the section. Date Title/Short Description of Activity Funds Attendance Raised Sept. 21, “Ethics for the Practicing Engineer” covers the common morality, personal ethics, and professional +$1465 133 2005 ethics issues that the engineer faces as a professional. The class discusses the role of professional and technical engineering society codes of ethics, and the Engineering Practices Act. (Continuing Ed.) Oct. 10, ELP 4th Annual Petrobowl (Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX). Outreach to SPE Student Chapters +$212 150 2005 through an annual quiz-bowl competition at the ATCE.(PetroSkills sponsorship). Thirteen (13) teams (est.) competed. Oct. 10, ELP ATCE Young Professionals Networking Social (Metropolitan Downtown Tavern, Dallas, TX): -$318 15 2005 Industry networking among ATCE attendees & SPE student members (est.) Nov. 8, “Ethics for the Practicing Engineer” covers the common morality, personal ethics, and professional +$287 46 2005 ethics issues that the engineer faces as a professional. The class discusses the role of professional and technical engineering society codes of ethics, and the Engineering Practices Act. (Continuing Ed.) 16
  • 17. Feb. 22, “Unconventional Reservoirs – Barnett Shale formation from Outcrop to Surface” covers the evaluation +$851 114 2006 of Barnett Shale outcrops to better understand the vertical and lateral distribution of the various lithofacies that are common throughout the Barnett Shale. (Continuing Education) Mar. 30-31, Emerging Engineers Conference/Golf Tournament (Anadarko Petroleum Corporation/The Oaks Course +$16,114 110 2006 - The Woodlands). Two-day conference focused on career development & networking (Anadarko (Conference) Petroleum, ExxonMobil Production, Occidental Development, Chevron sponsorship) 76 (Golf) 18 (Others) Apr. 4, “Oil Patch Orientation” exposes non-technical personnel to an audio-visual guided tour through the oil +$3546 98 2006 patch, from discovery through depletion of fields. (Continuing Education) May 18, “Ethics for the Practicing Engineer” covers the common morality, personal ethics, and professional +$3000 19 2006 ethics issues that the engineer faces as a professional. The class discusses the role of professional and (est.) technical engineering society codes of ethics, and the Engineering Practices Act. (Continuing Ed.) June 2006 ELP Roughneck Camp. Introduction of SPE-GCS to Houston-area summer interns and new-hires n/a 125 29,2006 involving ice-breakers, keynote speakers, and a networking social. (est.) July ??, +$3500 100 “Oil Patch Orientation” exposes non-technical personnel to an audio-visual guided tour through the oil 2006 (est.) (est.) patch, from discovery through depletion of fields. (Continuing Education) 1.5 List all technical conferences, exhibitions and symposia, with attendance numbers, sponsored by the section. Emerging Leaders Program (ELP): 4th Annual PetroBowl (@ SPE ATCE), Oct. 10, 2005, Dallas, Texas. Sixteen (or 13 as stated above?) student chapter teams registered to compete from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the attendance in the room during any hour varied from 100 to 300 persons as active students and alumni came in to support their alma maters during the competition. Business Process Management Software Technology Showcase: On December 9, 2005, the Digital Energy Study Group hosted the second in a series of technology showcases, aimed at business process management software. The purpose was to expose SPE members to an exciting and powerful genre of software, which is underutilized in the energy industry. Eight vendors made presentations about their capabilities (IBM, K2.Net, Documentum, File Net, Microsoft, SAP, Open Text and Fuego ). This format is a new initiative and has the advantage of maximizing exposure to technologies in a short period of time. This saves time for operators and the software sellers. The keynote speaker was Kurt McCaslin, Director of Technology, Kerr-McGee, who described application of Business Process Management software within Kerr McGee. Attendance was approximately 110. Sixth Annual Digital Energy Conference: This event is becoming the industry event for oil and gas, focused on the application of digital technologies and associated processes in the energy business. This year there were 584 in attendance at the two-day event on February 21 & 22, 2006. The survey responses indicated more than 80 percent of the attendees felt it was valuable content and worth their time. Keynote speakers on the first day included Steve Hinchman, Senior Vice President of World Wide Production for Marathon Oil Company, who spoke on the need for new ways to work to be competitive in the future, and how those new work methods will be enabled by technology. Dr. Carla O’Dell, President of 17
  • 18. the American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC) provided an entertaining luncheon speech on the value of knowledge and how it can be measured. She leveraged APQC’s experiences in other industries. The second day was packed with two C-level panels. One presented the challenges the industry faces and the second responded to those with technology solutions. This was an innovation for this year’s event to drive attendance into the second day and by the response it succeeded. These panels included: Ron Mobed, CEO of IHS Energy; Don Paul, SVP and CTO of Chevron; John Gibson, CEO of Paradigm Geo; Bertrand DuCastel, Schlumberger Fellow; Alan Huffman, CEO of FusionGEO; and Jerome Beaudoin, CIO of Devon Energy. One of the indicators of success is the number of conferences spawning recently that address the same kind of issues, notably SPE Intelligent Energy and a number of for-profit seminars presented by AQPC and others. This proves that the vision that the SPE GCS has for digital energy is both correct and timely, and interest is anticipated to accelerate in the coming years. In a new initiative this year, SPE-GCS partnered with the SPEI conference organizational staff from Richardson. It was a success and helped keep conference costs under control. The conference also met its financial targets and contributed more than $50,000 to the SPE-GCS scholarship funds. Emerging Leaders Program (ELP): 2nd Annual Emerging Engineers Conference (EEC), March 30–31, 2006, Anadarko Petroleum, Houston, Texas – The conference was attended by 110 young engineering professionals representing 25 companies, increasing attendance by 160 percent over last year. The conference boasted upper management speakers from four larger employers, as well as presentations on technical skills, interpersonal skills, current events, and new technology. The networking social was also well-attended by 81 of the registrants. The golf networking event held in conjunction with the conference drew 76 golfers including 18 non-conference attendees. Net profit from the event was just under $15,000. This profit was directly due to higher attendance and more sponsorships, thus offsetting higher expenses and establishing a premier event. The intangible benefits of highlighting the ELP, reaching a broad audience for SPE, and establishing the EEC as a premier event are, at this time, immeasurable. Awards and Scholarship Banquet: An inspirational evening on May 11, 2006, where the multi-faceted technical and leadership achievements of several generations of superstars in the energy industry were celebrated by more than 330 attendees. The keynote speaker was Bill White, Mayor of Houston. The audience included: 1) SPE-GCS scholarship winners (high school seniors who will be engineering majors) and their parents; 2) SPE Scholarship renewals (petroleum engineering majors who are current college students) and their parents; 3) SPE award winners from the Science Engineering Fair of Houston in the Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Earth & Space Science and Environmental Science (who are middle school and high school students) and their parents; 4)SPE-GCS Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) members (SPE members with less than 10 years industry experience); 5) SPE Legion of Honor members (50 continuous years of SPE membership); 6) SPE Auxiliary members (SPE-GCS spouses’ organization); 7) Various winners of SPE section and regional awards who were recognized for volunteerism; and, 8) SPE members and their spouses. The ELP was designed to identify and develop future leaders for SPE, to recognize and affirm the leadership potential of young members and to strengthen SPE through ELP initiatives. Awards Banquet Sponsors included $500 table sponsors: AMEC Paragon, Anadarko, Baker Hughes Inc, BJ Services (2 tables for total of $1000), BP, Chevron, Deep Gulf Energy LP, ExxonMobil, Grant Prideco, Hexion Oilfield Technology Group, Houston Exploration, Schlumberger Information Systems, and Weatherford. 18
  • 19. Electric Submersible Pump (ESP) Workshop: April 23 - 27th, 2007, The Waterway Marriott, The Woodlands, Texas. The 24th ESP Workshop will be conducted in April of 2007. The ESP Workshop committee has decided to run the workshop every other year so that it would not be competing with the SPE European Artificial Lift Forum which runs every even numbered year in Aberdeen. This is a new initiative since 2006 is the first year that the ESP workshop has not been held. The goal of the alternating years is to enhance participation and quality of presentations while furthering the technology of Electrical Submersible Pumping Systems and the application of the system. Additional technical conferences, exhibitions and symposia: Reservoir & Digital Energy Oil Field Technology Showcase: August 24, 2005, co-hosted by the Digital Energy and Reservoir Study Groups focused on reservoir software (Eight vendors made presentations about their capabilities and the keynote speaker was Jim Crompton, Chevron I - fields Architect), 104 attended. GCS Kickoff Meeting: Section Goals and Study Group Workshop, August 26, 2004, AMEC Paragon - 10777 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77041, USA, 100 attended. 5th Annual Drilling Study Group Symposium, “Don’t Get Left Behind – Identifying the Needs, Challenges and Requirements for Future Oil and Gas Drilling”, April 12, 2006, 87 attended. “West Texas – Barnett Shale Symposium”, Westside and Permian Basin Study Groups First Joint symposium, April 19, 2006, 112 attended. (New Initiative) Facilities and Construction Study Group Workshop: “LNG Train: Driven by Technology and Innovation Workshop”, April 20, 2006, 53 attended. 1.6 List ways your section shares technology with other sections, the Society and other industry groups. GCS Technology Transfer Committee (TTC): The TTC is charged with improving the dissemination process of technological information. In a new initiative begun during this section year, the TTC explored ways to implement technology transfer recommendations in the Long Range Plan. The committee remains composed of the three main segments of industry to address dissemination issues: a broad base of operators, service companies and independent consultants working to determine methods to efficiently capture and share technical content as it emerges from the committee events. The group met as small teams throughout the year and during open conference calls. Based upon input from the Programs and Communications groups – two sectors that interlace with technology transfer, the focus items address potential means to further disseminate the results of high interest topics accomplished by the section. This year has proven to be an active year but last minute email alerts were required for many first class events. Recognizing busy volunteer workloads, the TTC identified a test case to capture on audio/video feed and present on the website. The committee realizes packaging and ease of use are paramount to getting information to the membership. One area of growing interest is IPOD technology which the committee will explore and test during the coming year. The group continues to identify new technology as it becomes available and will point it toward the appropriate 19
  • 20. study groups. They have been working with the GCS Webmaster to investigate options for improving ways to make this information accessible to the general membership effectively. The TTC feels this is a good opportunity to implement advances in video and audio streaming technology to support the excellent work accomplished by the study group committees. The focus will be on reaching members who are unable to attend a monthly study group meeting. This is not intended to replace the effectiveness of meeting face to face and networking which the TTC feels remains the best means of technology transfer, but to address the feedback received from members who simply have scheduling conflicts or heavy workloads. The TTC plans to work closely with all committees to implement this strategy. A June, 2006 breakfast meeting is scheduled to plan and implement the above strategy. Pricing structure will be discussed in detail with a market plan taking into consideration advancement of video and audio streaming technology. In a new initiative, the January meeting of the Career Management Study Group was filmed in order to share the topic with colleges and SPE Student Chapters. The title of the panel discussion was “Career Development – Take Charge of Your Career.” 20
  • 21. 2. Section Operations 2.1 Officers – List current officers. SPE Office Held Name Beginning-Term End-Term Section Chair Bryant Mueller, Schlumberger August 1, 2005 July 31, 2006 Vice-Chair Roger Hite, Business Fundamentals -ditto- -ditto- Secretary Allen Shook, BlackRock Energy Capital -ditto- -ditto- Treasurer Art Schroeder, Energy Valley -ditto- -ditto- Vice-Treasurer Bill Bowers, Hanover Company -ditto- -ditto- Career Management Claude Thorp, Collarini and Assoc. -ditto- -ditto- Communications Pat Lawrence, ConocoPhillips. -ditto- -ditto- Community Services Ricky Pena Jr., Anadarko Petroleum Corp. -ditto- -ditto- Membership Randy Woods, ExxonMobil Corp. -ditto- -ditto- Programs Open -ditto- -ditto- Social Activities Bruce Davis, TransAtlantic Energy -ditto- -ditto- Technology Transfer Don Duttlinger, PTTC -ditto- -ditto- Director Ken Arnold, AMEC Paragon Engrg. Services -ditto- July 31, 2007 Director Mark Peavy, Kerr-McGee Corporation -ditto- -ditto- Director Kermitt Walrond, Consultant -ditto- -ditto- Director Nick Piskurich, BP -ditto- July 31, 2006 Director Russ Neuschaefer, Schlumberger -ditto- -ditto- Director Hiep Vu, Shell International E&P -ditto- -ditto- Director/Past Chairman Susan Howes, Anadarko Petroleum Corp. -ditto- July 31, 2006 Gulf Coast Region Director Janeen Judah, Chevron -ditto- October, 2006 21
  • 22. 2.2 Section Committee Chairpersons: SPE Office Held Name Beginning-Term End-Term Auxiliary Paulette Williams August 1, 2005 July 31, 2006 Business Development Rich Munn, Noble Royalties Inc. -ditto- -ditto- Web Technology Regina Eco, Miller and Lents Ltd. -ditto- -ditto- Completions & Production David Flores, TAM International -ditto- -ditto- Continuing Education Janice Menke, Matador Resources -ditto- -ditto- Drilling Anjali Prasad, Hydril -ditto- -ditto- Digital Energy Mike Strathman, Aspen Technology -ditto- -ditto- Emerging Leader Program John McLaughlin, Ryder Scott Co. -ditto- -ditto- ESP Workshop Noel Putscher, El Paso Corp. -ditto- -ditto- Facilities & Construction Melissa Blanscet, BHP Billiton -ditto- -ditto- General Meeting Holly Camilli, Exxon Mobil -ditto- -ditto- Golf Dwight Turner, Halliburton Energy Services -ditto- -ditto- International Skip Koshak, Shell Global Solutions -ditto- -ditto- Magic Suitcase Shawna Hartman, Chevron -ditto- -ditto- Northside Larry Foster, Schlumberger -ditto- -ditto- Permian Basin James Rodgerson, BJ Services -ditto- -ditto- (2.2 Section Committee Chairpersons Continued): 22
  • 23. SPE Office Held Name Beginning-Term End-Term Petro-Tech Kim Dollens, Cymraec Resources Inc. August 1, 2004 July 31, 2005 Publicity Open -ditto- -ditto- Racquetball Alan James, Houston Exploration Co. -ditto- -ditto- Reservoir Chuck Wagner, Apache Corp. -ditto- -ditto- Safety & Environmental Carole Fleming, Chevron -ditto- -ditto- Scholarship Rey Saludares, Anadarko Petroleum Corp. -ditto- -ditto- Sporting Clays Tim Riggs, Ryan Energy Services -ditto- -ditto- Tennis Suzanne d.Rosario-Davis, -ditto- -ditto- O&G Asset Clearinghouse Webmaster Jason McElweenie, Schipul -ditto- -ditto- Westside Steve Baumgartner, BJ Services -ditto- -ditto- Newsletter Editor Keith Rappold, Consultant -ditto- -ditto- Newsletter Committee Chair: Mike Wysatta, Ryder Scott -ditto- -ditto- Features: Buddy Woodruff, ProTechnics Asst. Editors: Jim Honefenger, Veritas DGC, Jack Courtney, Shawna Hartman, Chevron Treasurer: Jan Sattler, ConocoPhillips. 23
  • 24. 2.2 Attach list of incoming officers: SPE Office Held Name Beginning-Term End-Term Section Chair Roger Hite, Business Fundamentals August 1, 2006 July 31, 2007 Vice-Chair Allen Shook, BlackRock Energy Capital -ditto- -ditto- Secretary Russ Neuschaefer, Schlumberger -ditto- -ditto- Treasurer Bill Bowers, Hanover Company -ditto- -ditto- Vice-Treasurer Hiep Vu, Shell International E&P -ditto- -ditto- Career Management Claude Thorp, Collarini and Assoc. -ditto- -ditto- Communications Pat Lawrence, ConocoPhillips -ditto- -ditto- Community Services Ricky Pena Jr., Anadarko Petroleum Corp. -ditto- -ditto- Membership Randy Woods, ExxonMobil -ditto- -ditto- Programs TBA -ditto- -ditto- Social Activities Bruce Davis, TransAtlantic Energy -ditto- -ditto- Technology Transfer Don Duttlinger, PTTC -ditto- -ditto- Director Ken Arnold, AMEC Paragon Engrg. Services -ditto- -ditto- Director Mark Peavy, Kerr-McGee Corporation -ditto- -ditto- Director Kermitt Walrond, Consultant -ditto- -ditto- Director Jim Montagna, BakerHughes -ditto- July 31, 2008 Director Larry Foster, Schlumberger -ditto- -ditto- Director Sally Thomas, ConocoPhillips -ditto- -ditto- Gulf Coast Region Director Susan Howes, Anadarko Petroleum Corp. -ditto- October, 2009 24
  • 25. 2.2 List all board meetings of the section. Date Mbrs. Items Discussed Pres. Aug. 26, 16 Reviewed and approved July minutes and financials (fiscal year end). Revised Financial Guidelines and Authorities were 2005 discussed and approved. A new Business Process Management software with Livelink Solution to automate the Event Reporting and Payment Authorization process was discussed and approved for $30,000 and included in the 2005-2006 Budget . + (NEW INITIATIVE) Sept. 15, 15 August minutes and financials were presented and approved. Budgets for the Digital Energy Study Group, Permian Basin 2005 Study Group and GCS Board were presented and approved. The Board-level budget included $21,000 for an independent accounting review of GCS financial statements and treasury/business processes. + (NEW INITIATIVE). Approved email broadcasts to GCS members for a survey of topics for the Digital Energy Study Group) and a reminder of the GCS 70 th Anniversary Celebration on October 13th. A recommendation by the Community Services Committee was approved to add a link on the GCS website to the Red Cross Hurricane Katrina relief program. Approved Community Services Committee recommendation to sponsor Earth Sciences Week with a $500 contribution. Discussed possible ways to assist the SPE Delta Section with hurricane relief. Liaison assignments for Board members were made. Oct. 20, 12 September minutes and financial report were presented and approved. Plans and estimates for the Golf Tournament were 2005 presented and approved. The 2005 GCS Strategic Plan was presented, discussed and approved. +(NEW INITIATIVE) Digital Energy Study Group presented plans for a Technology Showcase highlighting business process management software. The event was approved. Completions and Production Study Group discussed their activities and requested an email broadcast to GCS membership to highlight their activities. The Board approved an email blast to members with a designated interest in “Production Operations” or “Drilling and Completion”. Mark Rubin, SPEI Executive Director, presented a summary of the status and activities of SPEI including a review of potential Sarbanes Oxley impact on non-profit organizations and the SPE Foundation. By email vote, the board approved a $500 co-sponsorship by the GCS Emerging Leaders Program of a social/networking event for young engineers and students at the Dallas ATCE. +(NEW INITIATIVE) Nov. 20, 15 October minutes and financials reviewed and approved. The contingent budgeting process for social and special events was 2005 discussed. The Emerging Leaders Program presented plans for a March 2006 golf tournament to be held in conjunction with the upcoming ELP conference. The Board approved the event with contingencies for increasing prizes with increased sponsorships. +(NEW INITIATIVE) The vacant Publicity Chair position and use of an outside public relations firm were discussed. Email broadcasts, succession planning and nominating committee activities were also discussed. Dec. 15, 12 Reviewed and approved November minutes and financials. Discussion continued on the contingent budgeting process for 2005 certain events. Approved the 2006—2007 GCS officer slate proposed by nominating committee. Discussed the GCS policy on contracts. 25
  • 26. List all board meetings of the section (Continued). Date Mbrs. Items Discussed Pres. Jan. 19, 12 Reviewed and approved December minutes and financials. Approved nominating committee’s recommendations for 2006 replacement of two departing board members and associated revisions to 2006-2007 officer slate. The Drilling Study Group presented plans for the 5th Annual Drilling Symposium and the event was approved. Facilities and Construction Study Group described their LNG Workshop plans and this event was approved. The Westside and Permian Basin Study Groups provided their plans for a joint West Texas Barnett Shale Symposium and this event was approved. +(NEW INITIATIVE) Plans for the Emerging Leader Program’s Emerging Engineer’s Conference and Golf Tournament were presented and the event was approved. The updating of the Magic Suitcase was described. Feb. 16, 14 January minutes and financials were presented and approved. Discussed the GCS cash reserves/working capital balance and 2006 the current recommendations of the financial advisory board on suitable investment vehicles. The Digital Energy Study Group provided final plans and estimates for their upcoming conference. A final email broadcast promoting this conference to GCS membership was approved. A written report from the GCS SPE Auxiliary was presented discussing their mission and activities. Registration issues, Newsletter advertising, award nominations, funding for Science Fair, and the Awards Banquet were also discussed. Liaison reports were received for Career Management, Petrotech, Westside, and ELP meetings. Mar. 23, 14 Reviewed and accepted February minutes and financials. The Scholarship Committee presented 5 budget scenarios for 2006 scholarship awards for 2006-2007. The board approved an increase in awards to $110,000 from $77,000 in 2005-2006 with the award amounts remaining the same. + (NEW INITIATIVE) Discussion continued on scholarships, internships, and mentoring programs for retaining top-level talent in petroleum engineering. A formal mentoring program will be established by the Scholarship committee to establish and maintain industry-scholarship award winner relationships. + (NEW INITIATIVE) Updates were received from Digital Energy Study Group and Golf committees. Executive Committee met via conference call to discuss Conflict of Interest documentation, resolution, and filing + (NEW INITIATIVE) April 20, 16 Reviewed and accepted March minutes and financials. Committee recommended the open Publicity board position not be 2006 filled but rather have Community Services Committee consider the role under their umbrella. Golf tournament update was presented and the prize policies for this event and others discussed. Scholarship Committee reported that interviews were complete and award selections stand at 35 new freshman scholarships and 29 renewals for 2006-2007. McDonald, Fox, and Lund’s (MFL) draft report of their independent review of the GCS’ 2004-2005 Financial Statements was summarized for the board. MFL found no material issues or exceptions with the financial statements. MFL’s 15 observations/recommendations on accounting procedures and internal controls were also summarized. Updates of the upcoming June 9th Sporting Clays event, ELP Board selections, and the March 30-31st ELP Emerging Engineering Conference were presented. A representative for Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering provided information about their programs for possible GCS involvement. 26
  • 27. May 18, 14 Reviewed and accepted April minutes and financials. Discussed GCS cash balance and possible need for adjusting financial 2006 guidelines for events, need for new member service/volunteer recognition activities, and new strategic uses of funds. Input will be requested from study group and committee leadership during the 2006-2007 budget process. Committee including Audit Committee and past treasurers provided results of first meeting to discuss the MFL reports. Financial Statement Review report can be finalized with minor wording changes. Final ELP Board selections were presented. The Facilities and Construction Study Group provided a review of their year as well as requested a name change to “Projects, Facilities, and Construction Study Group” to more closely align with SPEI and their constituency. The board approved this name change. Resignation of Bill Jentsch from board was addressed. + New initiatives begun this section year include implementation of business process management software for automation of the Event Reporting and Payment Authorization process, an independent accounting review of GCS financial statements and treasury/business processes, approval of the 2005 Strategic Plan , co-sponsorship of the young engineer’s social event at ATCE and an ELP golf tournament to be held with the ELP-EEC, the joint West Texas Barnett Shale symposium, increase in scholarship awards from $77,000 to $110,000, establishment of a formal mentoring program between GCS membership and scholarship award winners, formal procedures for Conflict of Interest documentation, resolution, and filing. 27
  • 28. 3. Financial 3.1 Include copy of section financial statement at end of the section year. Please see Attachment A: Gulf Coast Section Balance Sheet, March 31, 2006. 3.2 List the section’s sources of income and list of sponsors (if any). Tennis Tournament Golf Tournament Continuing Education Programs Corporate Donations to Scholarships Corporate and Individual Sponsorships of Recruiting Fairs Corporate Sponsorships for Social Events, Golf, Tennis, Racquetball, Sporting Clays Corporate Sponsorships for Digital Energy Workshop Membership Rebates and Stipends from SPE International Minimum Profit from Study Group and other regular Meetings Newsletter Profits Racquetball Tournament Sporting Clays Tournament Study Group Workshops and Symposia Website Advertising Gains from Investing Reserve Funds Gulf Coast Section 70th Anniversary Celebration Sponsors included seven Platinum ($2000) Sponsors: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, BJ Services, BP, Halliburton, Hexion Oilfield Technology Group, Santos USA Corp. and Schlumberger Information Systems. There were nine Gold ($500) Sponsors: Chevron Energy Technology Company, Collarini Energy Staffing Inc., Grant Prideco, Mullen Energy Corp, Oxy, Precision Energy Services, Randall & Dewey, Signa and Total. There were eight Silver ($100) Sponsors: Beyond Compliance, EnRisk, Enventure Global Technology, Fairways Offshore Exploration Inc., Microsoft, Newpark Drilling Fluids Laboratory Inc., Upstream CIO Newsletter, and Wild Well Control Inc. These sponsorships exceeded SPE-GCS budgeted projections by 16 percent for this event. Digital Energy 2006 Sponsors and Exhibitors included Aclaro Softworks, Advantek International Corp., Aspen Technology, Inc., BEA Systems, Bearing Point and Google, Clarity Visual Systems, CyrusOne, DataHorizon Limited, Earth Decision, EMC Corporation, Geologix Services Ltd, Hummingbird, IHS Inc, Infosys Technologies Ltd, Intervera Data Solutions, - SourceCode North America, Knightsbridge Solutions, L&T , Infotech, LiquidFrameworks, Merrick Systems, Inc., MetaCarta, Inc., Microsoft, Microwave Data Systems, NSI Upstream, OGRE Systems Inc., Open Text Corporation, Oracle USA, Inc., P2 Energy Solutions, PartnerMetrics, Petris, Real-Time Innovations, 28
  • 29. Scandpower, Petroleum Technology, Schlumberger Information Solutions, Serafim Ltd, Software Architects, Stone Bond Technologies LP, Stonebridge, Sungard Availability Services, SWORD, Inc., Welcom, Wellogix, Inc., and Xvand Technology Emerging Leaders Program – Emerging Engineers Conference Sponsors included Anadarko Petroleum –$3000, ExxonMobil Production –$3000, Occidental Development –$1000, Chevron–$1000, Anadarko Petroleum – venue for event, Anadarko Petroleum - roundtrip tickets for two to Hawaii ($1,500 voucher), STS Rentals – Door Prizes, Derrick Equipment – Door Prizes, Object Reservoir – Door Prizes, Halliburton – Door Prizes, and Petroskills – Door Prizes. Business Development Study Group Sponsors included Challenger Minerals - $250, Wells Fargo Energy Advisors a division of Wells Fargo Securities, LLC - $250, Randall & Dewey a division of Jefferies & Company, Inc. - $250, and EnergyNet - $250.00. PetroTech Study Group Sponsors included Collarini Energy Staffing - $600. Westside Study Group Sponsors included Baker Oil Tools – gift certificates - $50, BJ Services - speaker gifts - $500 for “West Texas – Barnett Shale Symposium”, BJ Services - gift certificates - $200), ProTechnics – gift certificates - $100, Schlumberger – gift certificates - $100 and Schubarth Consulting – gift certificates - $100. Awards Banquet Sponsors included table sponsors ($500 each except as noted): AMEC Paragon, Anadarko, Baker Hughes Inc, BJ Services (2 tables for total of $1000), BP, Chevron, Deep Gulf Energy LP, ExxonMobil, Grant Prideco, Hexion Oilfield Technology Group, Houston Exploration, Schlumberger Information Systems, and Weatherford. Scholarship Sponsors ($2000 each except as noted) included Anadarko Petroleum, Baker Hughes, BP, Challenger Minerals ($250), Chevron, Devon Energy, Grant Prideco, Hilcorp, Marathon, and Schlumberger Information Solutions. 3.3 Does the section require payment at the time a reservation is made for section meeting? No, it is encouraged but not required. Payment is made at the time of the meeting via cash or check. Payments made at the time a reservation is made are those made by credit card either by fax or on the Website. 3.4 Does the section bill persons who make reservations for a meeting but do not attend? Yes. The meeting committee reports no-shows and the Study Group Treasurers are encouraged to bill them. 3.5 Does the section have section dues? (Do not include charges for section luncheon/dinner meetings.) No. The section makes a nominal profit on its meetings and newsletter and the section has not elected to assess section dues. 29
  • 30. 4. Communication Within the Section 4.1 Enclose a copy of one monthly section newsletter or meeting notice with an average preparation and distribution per unit cost and total cost. Included with the hard copy of this report is the May 2006 issue of the GCS Monthly Newsletter. During this program year, the GCS published ten (10) 32-page newsletter issues. Beginning this year the summer issue is being included in the following publishing year. Advertising revenues were $240,714 and total expenses were approximately $167,290 (final accounting not completed). Monthly circulation is approximately 11,762. Printing and distribution cost per issue is $1.42 and revenue per issue is $2.05, leaving a positive cash flow of $0.62 per issue less incidental expenses, which vary slightly from year to year. 4.2 In what way does the section distribute its newsletter (circle all that apply): postal hardcopy X email X fax website download other 4.3 Does the section have a website?__Yes. If so, please list the website’s address___www.spegcs.org____________ 4.4 List other methods your section uses to communicate with its membership (e.g., email, the internet, broadcast faxing, etc.) and describe how they are used. Email is used extensively for SPE-GCS communications with Richardson, the SPE-GCS board and the membership. SPE-GCS Board meeting minutes are distributed electronically to all board members and other members in attendance. Minutes focus on action items, questions, motions, public relations opportunities and associated handouts. This serves to enhance communication between board members who were in attendance with those who were unable to attend. The newsletter editor often creates articles out of “news” items outlined in the minutes for the next newsletter. Similarly, the Webmaster often picks up “news” items of immediate interest from the minutes to showcase on the home page of the SPE-GCS Web site. Electronic communication is also used by the SPE-GCS Secretary to make announcements and calls for volunteers to a general distribution list of active section members grouped by study group committee on a “blind carbon copy” basis. Minutes are archived on the Web site. The BOD meeting minutes for April 2006 are posted here: An e-newsletter is distributed to all registered users of the website during the first week of the month, with summaries of events linked to the calendar page where one can register for the event. Press releases are sent to the Houston Chronicle, Houston Business Journal and college newspapers at both Rice University and the University of Houston, asking editors to post SPE-GCS Career Management events on their calendars of upcoming events. In addition, the Community Services Scholarship Committee sends notices to the Houston Chronicle to be published in the community editions of the paper concerning scholarship winners and the annual awards banquet. Communications Leadership The SPE-GCS continues to make communications a priority. The Web site and newsletter continue to provide members with valuable information on study groups and special events. The Communications Director, Pat Lawrence, coordinates the efforts of the newsletter, Web site and publicity committees to ensure efficiency and maximum coverage and reach. She has three committee chairs, 30
  • 31. each one assigned to a specific communications vehicle. With this communications structure, the SPE-GCS is able to maximize visibility of its valuable resources for current and potential members, as well as other interested parties in the community. The publicity chairman’s position is open this year as the function and scope are being reevaluated. Publicity chair: open Web site chair: Regina Eco Newsletter chair: Mike Wysatta SPE-GCS Website: The primary objective of the Web Technology Committee is to provide an easy access communications vehicle to facilitate not only meeting registration but also technology transfer. A secondary objective is for the Web site to become self sustaining with revenue generated by Web site advertising and sponsorships, job placement listings, business directory listings, and e-newsletter sponsorships. In continuing the efforts to ensure that website content is accurate and up to date, a new Content Manager feature was added to the site this year to allow quick and easy editing of pages online. Pat Stone continues to sell site sponsorships, banner ads, e-newsletter sponsorships and business directory ads for the Web site. For the first time this year, job postings and web ads are generating sufficient revenue to cover the costs of maintaining the website. During the 2005/2006 year, the SPE- GCS website added several new features as new initiatives to better serve the Membership. Additional efforts were made to enhance the capabilities of the site at a minimal cost. Below are a few highlights: • Job Board Financial Highlights. Job postings and total revenue for Job Board Postings • RSS Upgrade. RSS was upgraded from 1.0 to 2.0. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a way for a user to subscribe to various content on • Site Totals. The Hits/Visits/Page Views are continuing an upward trend • Newsletter Generator/Template - The newsletter generator was updated with increased functionality. A template was added to the newsletter process to further SPE-GCS marketing efforts. • WYSIWYG Editor – What is WYSIWYG? What You See Is What You Get. An integrated editor was added to to further ease online editing. • Podcasting. SPE-GCS can host podcasts to which members can subscribe. In a new initiative, study groups and committees can now post audio and video files from luncheons and seminars. 31
  • 32. RSS Upgrade: RSS was upgraded from 1.0 to 2.0. This enables a richer feed for the end user. A user can now separate which syndicated information they can subscribe to including; Press Releases, Articles, Calendar Events, Job Listings, Resume Listings, Directory Listings and the Site OPML list along with all Syndicated Content including Podcasts. 32
  • 33. Site Totals: The SPEGCS Web site continues to show an increasing trend in site traffic and has been an invaluable tool for communications both within and beyond the section’s membership. Date Hits Visits Page Views 2003 11,441,537 409,612 1,353,069 2004 10,795,506 431,931 1,817,693 2005 11,749,268 571,212 2,064,628 2006 (est. based on Jan.-Apr.) 14,000,000 965,000 3,300,000 33
  • 34. Newsletter Generator/Template: The Newsletter Generator has been updated. Easier navigation and newsletter submission has been added to A newsletter template has been added to the process enabling a more streamlined marketing approach for the site. The Newsletter Generator and Template gives the user a choice of content to include in a newsletter. Users can choose from a specific date range and which particular content will be shown. Jump links were also added to the newsletter template. These links give the viewer an aid in navigating the SPEGCS newsletter. The screen shot above to the right notes these links in the color blue. 34
  • 35. WYSIWYG: WYSIWYG is an acronym for “What You See Is What You Get”. This translates to an easy way to edit Events, Articles, Job Postings, Resumes or any other area of the site that can be edited. Users who have limited or no HTML experience can navigate through the WYSIWYG editor to change the formatting of any particular document they are working on. Users can post pictures, paste content from a Word document, create hyper links, format text and preview before posting. A User can also choose from a number of templates that further ease the page building process. This has been configured to keep in mind that many SPE-GCS users might be HTML illiterate. Podcasting: Podcasting has been added to the SPE-GCS website. Now Study Groups and Committees can post audio and video files to the SPE-GCS site. Users who subscribe to these podcasts can listen to audio or video postings of special luncheons and seminars. 35
  • 36. 5. Communication and Participation Outside the Section 5.1 Describe your relationships with other professional societies (national or international) which are active in petroleum engineering or related areas. Describe any joint activities and initiatives (ongoing and new). The SPE-GCS enjoys a healthy relationship with many other professional societies in the Gulf Coast Region. The Section continuously supports the Houston Energy Council (HEC) which it helped form in 1999. HEC is an organization designed to promote communication between professional energy organizations in Houston. Its mission is to share information, promote cross-disciplinary education and networking, encourage participation in each other’s programs, and facilitate development of cooperative programs. Member organizations include the American Petroleum Institute, Houston Bar Association, Houston Geological Society, Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers, Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts, and the Houston Association of Professional Landmen. Currently, one Board member of the SPE-GCS serves on the Board of the HEC. The SPE-GCS website provides access to a consolidated calendar of all HEC organization events to ensure that SPE Members are aware of and have access to other professional society organized events. SPE-GCS is an active member in the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE), helping to promote the benefits of being a certified professional engineer to its members. As part of this activity, SPE-GCS participates in the annual selection of the TSPE Engineer of the Year, as well as the selection of a young SPE Member to be named one of several TSPE Young Engineers of the Year. Several SPE-GCS members serve currently and in the past as members of organizing committees for the TSPE. Every year, the SPE-GCS hosts a joint monthly meeting with the API. This section year’s meeting was held December 8, 2005, and the topic of discussion was “2006 Energy Investing Dynamics.” A board member also serves on the API Workforce Initiative. The 8th annual Houston Cup golf tournament, jointly organized by the SPE GCS, API, IADC, and AADE, is designed to promote some friendly competition between the four respective groups. The officers of each organization are grouped together during the tournament to promote the sharing of ideas and innovative concepts for non-profit organizations in the energy industry. The next Houston Cup will be held during the Fall of 2006. The SPE-GCS Website contains a feature on “Career Management”, which is an extensive job search program pioneered within SPE by the SPE-GCS during the last several years. The service is provided for the petroleum engineering community, worldwide. It provides career search aids and continuing education sites. The current Career Management features include: search job listings, post a job listing, search resources, post a resume, my resume, career transition primer, salary surveys, online resources, and professional development coursework. As of May 21, 2006, there are 48 job listings and 20 resumes posted. Greater Houston Energy Education Collaborative (GHEEC): A SPE-GCS board member attends these meetings designed to leverage existing educational outreach programs to encourage students in the Houston area to consider careers in energy. See section 7.3 for details. 36
  • 37. 5.2 Do you see ways to change your relationships with other societies to improve the benefits to members? Can SPE assist in any way? The SPE-GCS has seen tremendous success with its annual joint meeting with API, held this section year on December 8, 2005. The members of both societies have shown their interest by their attendance, which reaches over 100 attendees each year. Both societies would like to pursue further opportunities to host joint meetings. One of the SPE-GCS board members is serving as a committee member on the API Workforce Initiative. The HEC is a solid organization for promoting the sharing of ideas between multiple professional organizations. The challenge for the SPE-GCS is to encourage more members to get involved with outside organizations without sacrificing their commitment to SPE. The SPE-GCS will encourage its members to get involved with at least one event per year that involves another organization. Volunteers who participate in one event per year with other societies seem to gain from the interaction with the other societies without facing over- exertion that may lead to a decline in SPE volunteerism. SPEI should encourage all sections to seek out organizations like the HEC, or to be a catalyst for the formation of such organizations. The SPE-GCS has seen tremendous benefit from participation in such an organization and feels that other sections could also benefit from similar groups. SPEI sets a positive example through its participation in large conferences like the Offshore Technology Conference that are organized and run by multiple professional societies. In the future, SPEI can assist by investing in more internal promotion of its involvement with other organizations to its members. If members realize that SPEI encourages interaction with other societies, SPE members would be more willing to interact with other organizations, and hence benefit from knowledge sharing. Finally, SPEI can assist by investigating a better method of publicizing other organizations’ events. Similar to the joint calendar on the HEC website at, worldwide members of SPE should be able to easily see other events being hosted by fellow energy organizations. In addition, the creation of this joint calendar could boost traffic, by being a central location for members and non-members alike to search for industry events. 5.3 List ways the section encourages its members to participate in SPE committees and subcommittees at the Society level and the SPE activities such as the Membership Workshop and the Section Officers Workshop. At a macro level, the SPE-GCS constantly encourages its members to volunteer. Whether it is one hour per year, or one hour per week, the Section encourages its members to find a place to volunteer. The Section’s monthly newsletter column “Chair’s Corner”, regularly requests members to get involved. It is the belief of this section that any form of volunteerism will benefit the Section, the Society, and the industry. Each year, the SPE-GCS Chair sends individual letters of gratitude to each volunteer’s employer, specifying the committees on which the volunteer has served for the year. Beyond general volunteerism, the SPE-GCS ensures that it is not only promoting local events, but also promoting SPEI events such as ATW’s. Many SPE-GCS members serve on organizing committees for ATW’s and large events like the SPE ATCE and the OTC. Active volunteers regularly announce volunteer opportunities in these organizing committees at luncheons and section meetings. The SPE-GCS also promotes active participation in TIGs via e-mail and word of mouth among Section committees. 37
  • 38. Through the years, several SPE-GCS workshops have become SPEI workshops and section volunteerism typically leads to volunteerism at the SPEI level. This year, the SPE-GCS Digital Energy Conference was organized jointly with SPEI staff. This joint effort exposed local volunteers to the operations of SPEI staff and introduced future volunteer opportunities. The SPE-GCS breadth of programs involving meetings and study groups in all areas of technical expertise provides an excellent forum to showcase and encourage experts to participate in SPE programs. Many of these experts also make technical presentations worldwide and are recognized on a Society level. Given this exposure, they are requested to serve the Society on committees and other places of leadership. The SPE-GCS volunteer base for leadership is vast due to the wide range of programs it offers and its large membership base of more than 12,500. The committee leaders, officers and directors of the section number an average of about 200 each year. The section leadership is responsible for a section operating budget of about $1,500,000 annually. Many of its past section leadership have held key positions at all levels and technical areas within the Society and present-day section leadership expects to serve the Society in the future. Nearly all of the section chairs in the last 15 years have served on the Society BOD. A large number of SPE Presidents and SPEI Board of Directors members have come from the SPE-GCS, including several who still reside in the Greater Houston area. The fact that the OTC is held in Houston annually and the SPE ATCE is held in Houston every four (4) years recognizes that the SPE-GCS membership volunteer base is utilized to serve on conduct committees regularly. The Legion of Honor awardees, numbering over 70 this year in the SPE-GCS, included an SPE Past President, as well as numerous award winners, technical authors and champions of industry. At the SPE-GCS annual kickoff meeting in August, all members are notified of the annual Membership Workshop held at the SPE ATCE and encouraged to attend. Board Members and Study Group and Committee members are notified and expected to attend both the Membership Workshop and the annual Section Officers Workshop. The SPE-GCS has actively led a number of programs in Section Officers Workshops at nearly all ATCE’s throughout the years. Many of the programs that the section originated later became Society- wide programs. The SPE-GCS has led the way in using the Internet for section functions for meeting registration, career assistance programs, calendars of events, email communication, etc. The worldwide ESP Workshop originated within an SPE-GCS (Northside) study group and still continues as a SPE-GCS function. The SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing Roundtable originated within the SPE-GCS and is now a Society sponsored function. Members of the first four SPE-GCS ELP boards have assisted SPE sections in other cities around the world with guidance on formulating their own young member focus groups. 38
  • 39. Membership Development 6.1 Which, if any, major industry employers (include approximate number of SPE members if known) moved in or out of the section during each of the last 3 years? There has been no significant change to the Gulf Coast Section’s overall membership base during the last three years that was the direct result of any major industry employer moving in or out of the area. Due to the Gulf Coast Section’s size, monthly changes are primarily driven by a continuous flow of new, transferring and reinstating members moving in and out of the section. Major employers for the SPE-GCS are outlined in the following three charts: 2006 SPE GCS Membership 2006 SPE GCS Membership Top 10 Employers Top 10 Operating Companies 1000 10% 1000 10% 811 780 SPE-GCS Members 811 SPE-GCS Members 800 8% 800 8% 649 % SPE Membership 649 % SPE Membership 6% 595 591 582 6% 600 6% 600 6% 582 6% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 357 400 324 4% 5% 3% 217 400 357 324 4% 3% 207 200 2% 2% 2% 3% 3% 207 184 178 200 2% 129 91 2% 1% 1% 0 0% 1% 1% 0 0% n n ko er rd s ps BP il l el ro to he ob fo rg ar s Sh illi il n ee l ev ur BP on on ko el xy ll ip ob nM ug er ho be ad Ph Sh cG llib ar vr O ev Ch nM hi th at rH um ad xo he An oP co D -M ar ea Ha xo C An Ex M ke oc no rr hl W Ex Ke Sc on Ba Co C 2006 SPE GCS Membership Top 10 Service/Consultant Companies 1000 10% 780 SPE-GCS Members 800 8% 595 591 % SPE Membership 600 6% 6% 5% 5% 400 4% 217 179 200 2% 1% 109 89 72 2% 49 45 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0 0% c. O n o le er s tt rd s In to he ec AC co ice ob rg fo ur l, id ug S be er N rv na SW lib Pr er rH th Se um io al nt ea yd at -I H ke hl BJ ra M R rn W Sc Ba G te In ith Sm 39
  • 40. 6.2 List methods the section uses to encourage member participation in the section and its activities. The SPE-GCS employs a number of initiatives to encourage member participation in the section and its activities. Most of these efforts are taken on by the individual study groups and committees, however, outlined below are some of the more general, more strategic steps that have been employed by the section to engage membership: 1] DIVERSE PROGRAMMING - The section offers a diverse program of technical and social activities, as well as special events that market to the varying needs and interests of its membership: • Technical Program - To accommodate the size, technical diversity and geographical expanse of the section, the section leverages 13 study groups. The study groups target different market segments as follows: o Technical Interest - Business Development, Reservoir, Completions and Production, Drilling, Digital Energy, Facilities and Construction, Safety and Environment, and Petro-tech o Geographical Interest - International and Permian Basin o Location in Houston - General (Downtown), Northside, Westside • Social Activities - The section holds a number of social activities to engage its membership including o Annual Golf Tournament o Annual Sporting Clays Tournament o Annual Tennis Tournament o Annual Racketball Tournament • Recognition Events - The section holds a number of general recognition events throughout the year o 70th Anniversity Party o Gulf Coast Section Kick-off Meeting o Annual Awards Banquet • Demographic Groups o Emerging Leaders Program - program focused at engaging young membership o Auxillary - spouses programs 2] EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS - The section leverages multiple communication mediums to remind the membership of opportunities to participate o Monthly Newsletter by mail o Monthly Electronic Newsletter o Website updates and highlights 40
  • 41. o E-mails from individual study groups 3] SERVICE/VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - The section offers numerous opportunities for its membership to serve in volunteer rolls in the section including: o Board level positions - see succession planning o Study group level positions - Chair, vice chair, program chair, treasurer, secretary, etc. o Community service activities - scholarship, internships, science fair judging, Magic Suitcase, etc. o Facilitate service through volunteer coordination committee Volunteer Coordination – In a new initiative this year, a Volunteer Coordinator position was established on the Membership Committee to specifically spearhead and support volunteers. This position was filled by Claude Thorpe, who subsequently established a Volunteer Coordination Committee. Placement of Volunteers within the section has improved since the establishment of this sub-committee within the membership committee 6.3 List activities related to recruitment, retention, and/or reinstatement of members. The SPE-GCS Membership Committee is responsible for developing programs and supporting efforts targeted at the recruiting, retaining and reinstating members. As of March 30, 2006, the SPE-GCS had 12,481 members (Full List). As outlined in the Section Strategic Plan, the Membership Committee has three long-term objectives: 1. Recruit New Members - especially young engineers and those interested in the oil and gas industry. 2. Retain Existing Membership - SPE Membership is essential to individuals in the Oil and Gas Industry 3. Elicit More Volunteerism - from Membership and Study Groups The 2005-2006 Membership Committee focused its efforts on three goals: 1. Support Base Membership Growth • New Graduates • Existing Workforce (Petrotechs, Emerging Leaders Program) • Industry Transfers 2. Continue Pacesetting Efforts to Develop “Young” Membership • Emerging Leaders Program • Inclusion of Young Members in Study Groups/Committees • Succession Planning 3. Encourage and Support Volunteerism • Engage SPE-GCS Members to Volunteer • Find a place for everyone! 41
  • 42. The 2005/2006 Membership Committee was: Name Position/Focus Area Randy Woods Membership Chair – Serving on the SPE-GCS Board of Directors Susan Howes Past Chair – SPE-GCS Claude Thorp Volunteer Coordinator - Director SPE-GCS Rebecca Smith New Member Welcome Support Job type demographics for the SPE-GCS: Membership Demographics Unknow n 14% Universities Operators <1% 40% Consultants 9% Service 37% 6.4 Describe how the section recognizes membership recruitment efforts. At this time, the SPE-GCS is currently not implementing any initiatives to recognize recruitment efforts outside of those offered by SPEI. The following ideas are currently being considered for next year: Recognition breakfast at end of year Newsletter Recognition 42
  • 43. 6.5 List and describe efforts by the section to engage and organize young professionals and emerging leaders. • Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) – The Membership Committee mentors and supports the ELP for the SPE-GCS. The ELP develops and coordinates section activities directed at SPE members with less than 10 years of industry experience. Achievements of the ELP have been documented as a separate committee. • Activities for the 2005/2006 ELP Program were directed by the ELP Board elected in the Spring of 2005. The 2006/2007 ELP Board was selected on April 20, 2006. As in previous years, the ELP Board was selected to represent the diversity of the section, with varying experience and a balance between operations and service personnel. The 14 members of the 2006/2007 Board are: Name Company Name Company Basil Allam Chevron Anuarbek Imanbaev Kerr-McGee Jason Baihly Schlumberger Henry Nwabuzor ConocoPhillips Ashish Chitale Collarini Shawn Rimassa Schlumberger Tony Delmoe Anadarko Anna Scanlan ExxonMobil Brian Glater Kerr-McGee David Seeburger ExxonMobil Gabriella Guerre ExxonMobil Luis Tapia AmecParagon Chad Henderson Subsea 7 Sean Willis Amerada Hess 6.6 List and describe efforts by the section to liaise with industry employers. • Event Sponsorship - Due to the size of the SPE-GCS and number of employers represented by its membership, no direct efforts are currently being employed to directly liaise the section with specific industry employers. Primarily, various employers are engaged in the section through opportunities to sponsor specific events/functions and community service activities (scholarships, etc.). These efforts are primarily undertaken by the individual study groups. In return, the employers are often recognized at the events or in the newsletter. • Ambassador Program – The SPE-GCS Ambassador Program is a road show presentation put together by the Membership Committee and presented by SPE-GCS Leadership at various companies that is targeted at informing industry participants of the many opportunities provided by the SPE-GCS and SPEI. During the 2005/2006 year, an Ambassador Program presentation was made at Kerr-McGee for an audience of about 35 SPE members and potential SPE members. • Succession Planning - To ensure effective liaison with the various employers of the SPE-GCS, careful consideration is made through succession planning processes to ensure the various employers in the section are represented through its leadership. 43
  • 44. 7. Student Activities 7.1 List all activities sponsored by the section that were attended by members of a student chapter. Include section meetings, study-group meetings, field trips, regional meetings, short courses, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Offshore Technology Conference, etc., with attendance numbers. The SPE-GCS Student Chapter Support Program includes the chapter at Texas A&M (TAMU), and the joint chapter of Rice University and the University of Houston. SPE-GCS supports the Texas A&M Student Chapter in College Station, Texas, about 80 miles away from Houston. Because most SPE-GCS meetings are luncheon meetings, it’s not very practical for A&M petroleum engineering students to attend study group meetings when school is in session. Deborah Holden from the Emerging Leaders Program agreed to work as a special liaison for both the Rice/UH and TAMU student chapters. A majority of Student Chapter events have active participation by SPE-GCS members either through attendance or financial assistance. Student chapter meeting notices are posted on the SPE-GCS Website. The Rice/UH Chapter continued to grow and excel as an SPE student chapter, attending and participating in section activities such as the Fall 2005 recruiting fairs. Students from both chapters attended the 2006 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston. 7.2 Discuss participation of the section in student paper contest and other student chapter activities. SPE-GCS Student Chapter Support liaisons assisted with planning and funding monthly student chapter programs whenever possible, including arranging for topical speakers at chapter meetings and making arrangements for section volunteers to participate in other functions. SPE-GCS has placed a link to the student chapter sites on the SPE-GCS Website under Community Services. The student members volunteered in varying capacities at recruiting fairs, Earth Science Week and other SPE-GCS community services events. Texas A&M Chapter: The SPE-GCS budgeted $5,000 in 2005/2006 for support of the Texas A&M Student Chapter. $1,000 was budgeted for the annual Bar-B-Q, $1000 for general chapter support, $2000 for support of the chapter student paper contest, and $1000 for prizes at the annual Douglas Van Gonten golf tournament at Texas A&M. Rice/UH Chapter: The SPE-GCS budgeted $1,000 in 2005/2006 for support of the Rice/UH Student Chapter for general chapter support and participation in the regional student paper contest at Texas A&M. 7.3 List all activities sponsored by the section to educate students/instructors/counselors on the profession/industry. (Indicate at what level activities are directed; i.e., elementary, secondary, or senior high school; teachers; or counselors.) SPE Magic Suitcase: The SPE-GCS Magic Suitcase Committee's deliverables included expanding availability of the Magic Suitcases, creating a more informative website, updating presentation material within the Magic Suitcase, and also recommended updates to the SPEI Magic Suitcase presentation material. This year's distribution grew from three complete Magic Suitcases in three locations to seven magic suitcases in seven locations and reached over 1300 students and professionals. The updated website provides answers to commonly asked questions and directs possible interested presenters to the most convenient suitcase pick-up/drop-off locations. Presentation material revisions nears completion with all new pictures and updated information. Continued energy will be focused on finishing the SPE 44
  • 45. presentation material and receiving approval of this new presentation material by August 2006. Shawna Hartman served as the chair of the Magic Suitcase committee for 2005/2006, and Robert Bruant, Jr. will serve as chair for 2006/2007. 9/29/2005 Clearlake High School 50 2/19/2006 Children's Museum 50 10/12/2005 Kingwood Middle School 150 3/15/2006 Several High School - Facilities group 300-400 11/29/2005 Science Admission program 150 4/24/2006 Pearland Elementary 30 2/22/2005 Memorial Middle School 250 4/18/2006 Spring Branch ISD 200 3/1/2006 Kingwood Career Fair 250 4/19/2006 Poe Elementary/Science Class 50 2/27/2006 Spring Branch ISD 25 Recruiting Fairs: Attracting bright students to apply for SPE-GCS Scholarships is one of the main purposes of the section recruiting fair program. Several of the speakers during the recruiting fairs related their first-hand experience in benefiting from scholarships in college. The SPE-GCS, trying to induce a larger turnout and a better opportunity for participating universities to persuade potential students to enter into an academic career of petroleum engineering, held the ninth annual SPE-GCS Petroleum Engineering Recruiting Fairs during the week of November 15-19, 2005. The GCS conducted 5 fairs encouraging students to consider petroleum engineering as a career opportunity. These fairs were conducted at strategic points around the city of Houston: Washington Magnet High School, Cypress Springs High School, Spring High School, Dulles High School and George Washington Carver High School. Universities recruiting in the fairs included Colorado School of Mines, Louisiana State University, Montana Tech University, Rice University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, University of Houston, University of Missouri-Rolla, University of Texas, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Tulsa, and Pennsylvania State University. Presenters included university recruiters, industry leaders, recent graduates, and the SPE-GCS Internship Chair. Information packets included scholarship applications, the SPE Salary Survey, biographies of past scholarship winners and careers information. Targeted groups were high school students, mostly juniors and seniors. Several sponsors provided in-kind donations and cash at the fairs to cover fair expenses. Following is an exhibit, which summarizes the degrees of involvement by the area high schools, identifies the speakers for the program and the SPE-GCS personnel involved in this year’s recruiting fairs. 45
  • 46. SPE-GCS Petroleum Engineering Recruiting Fairs Speaker Program Matrix - Fall 2005 Houston Area Far North North Far West Southwest Central Date Monday 11/14/2005 Tuesday 11/15/2005 Wednesday 11/16/2005 Thursday 11/17/2005 Friday 11/18/2005 Location Spring HS GW Carver HS Cypress Springs HS Dulles HS Washington HS Spring ISD Aldine ISD Cy Fair ISD Fort Bend ISD HISD Magnet Address 19428 I-45 North 2100 S Victory Dr 7909 Fry Rd 550 Dulles Ave 119 E 39th St Spring, 77373 Houston, 77088 Cypress, 77433 Sugar Land, 77478 Houston, 77018 Map Map Map Map Map Time 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Students in Attendance 14 ~50 110 14 46 Points of Success This is the second year 1/4 of the students heard This is the second year this fair has been Over half the students who about the fairs from a this fair has been successful, mainly due to attended learned about parent who works in the The attendance at the fair successful, mainly due to active involvement of this fair through industry, 1/4 from a this year was down due to active involvement of school counselors. announcements made at teacher, and 1/4 from an standardized testing. school administration and Teachers at this school and posters hung around announcement made at engineering faculty. also offered their students the high school. the school extra-credit to attend. SPE Welcome Cassie Steffy Ricky Peña Keith Froebel Jocelyn McCormack Susan Howes Anadarko ExxonMobil Total Edge Petroleum Anadarko Marietta Univ. of Texas Grad Texas A&M Grad Texas A&M Grad Univ. of Texas Grad University Fred Thurber Tim Taylor Frances Freeman Darla-Jean Weatherford Curt Killinger Perspective Challenger Minerals Inc. LSU Univ. of Texas Univ. of Oklahoma Texas A&M Missouri-Rolla Recent Grad Neil Decker Brent Trinier David Dell'Osso Shawna Hartman Brian Samol Perspective BP Anadarko Southwestern Energy Chevron Anadarko Montana Tech Montana Tech Univ. of Texas Montana Tech Marietta Industry Steve Martin James Raney Allison Ellison Bryant Mueller James Canning, Regional Leader Chief Engineer Production Engineer Development Planning Perspective Manager Anadarko Anadarko Occidental Permian Schlumberger ExxonMobil Marietta College West Point Texas A&M Grad Univ. of Tulsa Univ. of Texas SPE Scholarship Program Jocelyn McCormack Jocelyn McCormack Jocelyn McCormack Jocelyn McCormack Karla Guajardo Edge Petroleum Edge Petroleum Edge Petroleum Edge Petroleum Occidental Petroleum Texas A&M Grad Texas A&M Grad Texas A&M Grad Texas A&M Grad Univ. of Texas 46
  • 47. OTC Student Tours: SPE-GCS volunteers conduct high school student tours annually at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston. Responsibility for recruiting volunteers alternates annually between SPE-GCS and ASCE. SPE-GCS member James Carpenter handled the arrangements for the 2006 OTC. Seventeen SPE-GCS and industry volunteers guided approximately 170 students through the exhibit hall on Thursday morning, May 4, 2006, followed by a luncheon. DESP Teacher Training: The Denver Earth Science Project (DESP) was developed and is offered through the Colorado School of Mines Extension Service. It couples the exploration and petroleum engineering disciplines and presents a very positive image of the petroleum industry to the participants. It prepares teachers to present a 13-week course for students on the subject. This teacher-training program is one of the best ways to leverage section funds as the teachers routinely reach about 100 students per year with the oil and gas story. This program suffers from lack of committee volunteers, and it is hoped that it will be organized for the 2006/2007 year as a renewed program. Greater Houston Energy Education Collaborative (GHEEC): Bi-monthly meetings for this newly formed organization have been attended by at least one member of the SPE-GCS Board. This new initiative is designed to leverage existing educational outreach programs to encourage students in the Houston area to consider careers in Energy. Task forces have been formed to address content, policy and marketing. Member organizations include the Global Energy Management Institute at University of Houston, Off Shore Energy Center, SPE, HGS, Watson Wyatt, Junior Achievement, IPAA, EFHC, HUNSTEM, API, Environmental Institute of Houston, HCCS, UH-College of Engineering, Texas Oil & Gas Association, Rice University, Engineering Council of Houston, State of Texas Industry Cluster/Energy, INROADS, Texas A&M, San Jacinto College, and WEN. 7.4 List all activities sponsored by the section that were attended by elementary, secondary, or senior high school students, with attendance numbers. See details on specific programs above. 8. Scholarship List all scholarship activities of the section and the percent of the section’s budget distributed as scholarships. Scholarships: Marking the forty-third anniversary of their Engineers for Tomorrow Scholarship Program, the SPE-GCS and the Houston SPE Auxiliary combined to commit $70,000 in new scholarships for 35 Houston-area high school graduating senior students for the 2006/2007 school year. Scholarship funds are awarded annually to outstanding local high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in the petroleum industry and/or will major in engineering or science. The SPE-GCS will renew $58,000 in scholarships to 29 of the program’s prior recipients, all of whom are majoring in petroleum engineering and have met the requirements for renewal. The 2006 total scholarship commitment by the SPE-GCS and SPE Auxiliary totals $128,000. Funds for the SPE-GCS Scholarship Program are raised through technical workshops, seminars, symposia and study groups, continuing education programs, golf, racquetball, sporting clays and tennis tournaments and numerous company sponsorships. Anadarko Petroleum, 47
  • 48. Baker Hughes, BP, Challenger Minerals ($250), Chevron, Devon Energy, Grant Prideco, Hilcorp, Marathon, and Schlumberger Information Solutions were scholarship sponsors ($2000 each) during this program year. The Houston SPE Auxiliary raises money for its scholarship program from fundraising events, activities of special interest groups of the organization, memorial contributions, and by Auxiliary members working as volunteers in the OTC Nomad International Room, and as support staff in the SPE Houston office. In comparing trends for the new initiative this year of SPE-GCS increased support of scholarships, for the 2004/2005 year, the actual Scholarship spend = $65,214, 23.5% of available income ($277,709), 6.8% of total spend ($1,260,473), 5.8% of total revenue ($1,472,968). For the 2005/2006 Budget year, the planned Scholarship spend = $91,100, 70.3% of available income ($129,563), 7.9% of total spend ($1,146,956), 7.7% of total revenue ($1,185,419) Recipient/Major/University High School Section Contribution How Funded? Trevor Aston, PE Oakridge High School $2,000 Budget, Designated Texas A&M University Operating Funds Banks Beasley, PE Memorial High School $2,000 Budget, Designated Colorado School of Mines Operating Funds Eric Beckham, PE Stratford High School $2,000 Budget, Designated Texas A&M University Operating Funds Nikki Buddrus, PE Saint Agnes Academy $2,000 Budget, Designated Tulsa University Operating Funds Steven Cottle, PE Cy-Springs High School $2,000 Budget, Designated Montana Tech University Operating Funds Gregory Dykes, ChemE Cinco Ranch High $2,000 Budget, Designated Texas A&M University School Operating Funds Robert Glenn, PE The Woodlands High $2,000 Budget, Designated Texas A&M University School Operating Funds Kirsten Gustafson, PE Cinco Ranch High $2,000 Budget, Designated University of Texas School Operating Funds Jordan Hamilton, PE The Woodlands High $2,000 Budget, Designated University of Texas School Operating Funds Recipient/Major/University High School Section Contribution How Funded? Tyler Hansen, PE Stephen F Austin High $2,000 Budget, Designated Texas A&M University School Operating Funds 48
  • 49. Lauren Hendrix, PE The Woodlands High $2,000 Budget, Designated University of Texas School Operating Funds Richard Hopper, PE Klein High School $2,000 Budget, Designated University of Oklahoma Operating Funds Austin Johnson, PE Lamar High School $2,000 Budget, Designated Texas A&M University Operating Funds Bernadette Jurica, PE Rice High School $2,000 Budget, Designated Texas A&M University Operating Funds Cody Karasek, PE Lamar High School $2,000 Budget, Designated Texas A&M University Operating Funds Jessica Kolesar, PE Cinco Ranch High $2,000 Budget, Designated Texas A&M University School Operating Funds Aditya Kunjapur, ChemE Stratford High School $2,000 Budget, Designated University of Texas Operating Funds Janice Mathew, ChemE Booker T Washington $2,000 Budget, Designated Mass. Institute of Technology High School Operating Funds Mikhail Mayzenberg, PE Elkins High School $2,000 Budget, Designated University of Texas Operating Funds Matthew Metzger, PE Memorial High School $2,000 Budget, Designated Colorado School of Mines Operating Funds Travis Phillippi, PE Magnolia High School $2,000 Budget, Designated Colorado School of Mines Operating Funds Cody Robinson, PE Concordia Lutheran $2,000 Budget, Designated Texas A&M University High School Operating Funds Sydney Slimm, PE Oakridge High School $2,000 Budget, Designated Colorado School of Mines Operating Funds Christine Sliva, PE Cy-Fair High School $2,000 Budget, Designated Texas A&M University Operating Funds Michael Sollee, PE Kingwood High School $2,000 Budget, Designated Texas A&M University Operating Funds 49
  • 50. Forrest Whittington, PE Foster High School $2,000 Budget, Designated Texas A&M University Operating Funds Carl Williford III, PE Humble High School $2,000 Budget, Designated Texas A&M University Operating Funds Vanessa Trevino, PE Klein Oak High School $2,000 Budget, Designated Texas A&M University Operating Funds Brent Vangolen, PE The Woodlands High $2,000 Budget, Designated Colorado School of Mines School Operating Funds Caleb Jones, PE Magnolia High School $2,000 Budget, Designated University of Texas Operating Funds Kyle Goodson, PE Magnolia High School Auxiliary, $2,000 Budget, Designated Texas A&M University Operating Funds Ryan O'neal, PE Mayde Creek High Auxiliary, $2,000 Budget, Designated University of Texas School Operating Funds Kyle Pulliam, PE A&M Consolidated Auxiliary, $2,000 Budget, Designated Texas A&M University High School Operating Funds Joel Rasco, ChemE Oakridge High School Auxiliary, $2,000 Budget, Designated Texas A&M University Operating Funds Jesus Miguel Salazar, PE Mayde Creek High Auxiliary, $2,000 Budget, Designated Texas A&M University School Operating Funds 50
  • 51. Scholarship Renewals for Petroleum Engineering Students: Recipient/Classification University Section Contribution How Funded? Jeffrey Allen Texas A&M University $2,000 Budget, Designated Sophomore Operating Funds Gabriel Barragan Texas A&M University $2,000 Budget, Designated Sophomore Operating Funds Eric Calderon Texas A&M University $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Sophomore Funds Brian Hicks Texas A&M University $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Sophomore Funds Taylor Higgins University of Texas $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Sophomore Funds Kory Izard Texas A&M University $2,000 Budget, Designated Sophomore Operating Funds Nathalie Johnson Texas A&M University $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Sophomore Funds Derek Lebsack Texas A&M University $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Sophomore Funds Kevin McClelland Texas A&M University $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Sophomore Funds Brawner McDonald Texas A&M University $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Sophomore Funds F. Luke McDougal Texas A&M University $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Sophomore Funds Gerard Pechal III University of Texas $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Sophomore Funds Terry Renfrow Texas Tech University $2,000 Budget, Designated Sophomore Operating Funds Nicholas Schilling Texas A&M University $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Sophomore Funds Renewal Scholarships Continued Recipient/Classification University Section Contribution How Funded?
  • 52. Ryan Shook III University of Texas $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Sophomore Funds Jonathan Wells Texas A&M University $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Sophomore Funds Kevin Brienen University of Texas $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Junior Funds Stephanie Currie Texas A&M $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Junior Funds Christopher Gornet University of Texas $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Junior Funds Joshua Mallery University of Texas $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Junior Funds Aprill Nelson Colorado School of $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Junior Mines Funds Leigh Whittington Texas A&M $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Junior Funds Sara Coulthard Texas A&M $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Senior Funds Stefan Lattimer University of Texas $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Senior Funds Kimberly Sliva Texas A&M $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Senior Funds Andrea Songy Louisiana State $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Senior University Funds Brandon Sullens Texas A&M $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Senior Funds Tyler Turner University of Texas $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Senior Funds Scholarships Renewal for Petroleum Engineering Students (continued) Recipient/Classification University Section Contribution How Funded? Jenny Vorpahl Texas A&M $2,000 GCS Budget or Donated Senior Funds 52
  • 53. Internships: The SPE-GCS offers an internship program to SPE-GCS scholarship winners, whether petroleum engineering students or not, in the petroleum industry each summer. The objective is to foster an understanding of the petroleum industry through on-the-job training. Kelly Barber, Rey Saludares, and Claude Thorp contacted numerous operating and service companies to provide them with dossiers on this year’s scholarship winners in case the companies needed summer interns. Recipient/Major/University High School Pre-College Internship Trevor Aston, PE, Texas A&M Oakridge High School Anadarko Petroleum Banks Beasley, PE, Colorado School of Mines Memorial High School Eric Beckham, PE, Texas A&M Stratford High School Nikki Buddrus, PE, Tulsa Saint Agnes Academy Chevron Steven Cottle, PE, Montana Tech Cy-Springs High School Gulf Energy Mgmt Gregory Dykes, ChemE, Texas A&M Cinco Ranch High School Robert Glenn, PE, Texas A&M The Woodlands High School Anadarko Petroleum Kirsten Gustafson, PE, University of Texas Cinco Ranch High School Chevron Kyle Goodson, PE, Texas A&M Magnolia High School Anadarko Petroleum Jordan Hamilton, PE, University of Texas The Woodlands High School Anadarko Petroleum Tyler Hansen, PE, Texas A&M Stephen F Austin High School Chevron Lauren Hendrix, PE, University of Texas The Woodlands High School Anadarko Petroleum Richard Hopper, PE, University of Oklahoma Klein High School Austin Johnson, PE, Texas A&M Lamar High School Caleb Jones, PE, University of Texas Magnolia High School Anadarko Petroleum Bernadette Jurica, PE, Texas A&M Rice High School Cody Karasek, PE, Texas A&M Lamar High School Jessica Kolesar, PE, Texas A&M Cinco Ranch High School ExxonMobil Aditya Kunjapur, ChemE, University of Texas Stratford High School Janice Mathew, ChemE, MIT Booker T Washington High School Mikhail Mayzenberg, PE, University of Texas Elkins High School Matthew Metzger, PE, Colorado School of Memorial High School Mines 53
  • 54. Ryan O'neal, PE, University of Texas Mayde Creek High School Travis Phillippi, PE, Colorado School of Mines Magnolia High School Anadarko Petroleum Kyle Pulliam, PE, Texas A&M University A&M Consolidated High School Joel Rasco, ChemE, Texas A&M Oakridge High School Cody Robinson, PE, Texas A&M Concordia Lutheran High School Jesus Miguel Salazar, PE, Texas A&M Mayde Creek High School BP Sydney Slimm, PE, Colorado School of Mines Oakridge High School Anadarko Petroleum Christine Sliva, PE, Texas A&M Cy-Fair High School Anadarko Petroleum Michael Sollee, PE, Texas A&M Kingwood High School Anadarko Petroleum Vanessa Trevino, PE, Texas A&M Klein Oak High School Anadarko Petroleum Brent Vangolen, PE, Colorado School of The Woodlands High School Anadarko Petroleum Mines Forrest Whittington, PE, Texas A&M Foster High School Chevron Carl Williford III, PE, Texas A&M Humble High School Mentorships: The SPE-GCS has a new initiative in 2006 to offer a mentorship program to its scholarship winners, whether petroleum engineering students or not. The objective is to foster communication between the scholarship winners and industry professionals. Karla Guajardo provided fliers and contacted numerous companies soliciting individuals willing to mentor the scholarship recipients. Last Name First Name # mentees Company 1 Guajardo Karla 2 OXY USA Inc. 2 Henderson Chad 2 Subsea 7 3 Saludares Rey 2 Anadarko 4 Richey Heather 2 ExxonMobil 5 Rovira Amanda 2 ExxonMobil 6 Gammage John 2 BP 7 Nevels Heath 2 Shell 8 Hansen Randy 2 Schlumberger 9 Campana Jennifer 2 Devon 10 Heider Mike 2 Devon 11 McLaughlin John 2 Ryder Scott 12 Dellosso David 2 Southwestern Energy 13 Davis Aaron 2 OXY USA Inc. 54
  • 55. 14 Villatoro Jaime 2 Weatherford 9. Awards List any SPE national, regional, or section awards, nominations and similar, distinguished recognition from other organizations received by section members. Title of Award Nominee Recipient (yes or no) Anthony Lucas Gold Medal Bill McCain nominated Public Service Award Sidney S. Smith Sr. Yes, 10/05 Public Service Award Ken Arnold nominated Distinguished Service Award Tom Blasingame Yes, 10/05 Distinguished Service Award C. Susan Howes Yes, 10/05 Distinguished Service Award W. Burt Nelson Yes, 10/05 Distinguished Service Award Ron Hinn nominated Distinguished Member Joseph A. Ayoub Yes, 10/05 Distinguished Member William D. McCain Yes, 10/05 Distinguished Member Gene M. Narahara Yes, 10/05 Distinguished Member Sidney S. Smith, Jr. Yes, 10/05 Distinguished Member James Pappas nominated Distinguished Member Robbin Jones nominated Distinguished Member Bryant Mueller nominated Distinguished Member Roger Hite nominated Distinguished Member Steve McCants nominated Distinguished Member Bill Kemp nominated Distinguished Achievement for Petroleum Engineering Faculty Larry Piper nominated Production and Operations Technical Award Ahmed Abou-Sayed Yes, 10/05 Management and Information Technical Award Michael Strathman nominated Facility and Construction Technical Award Paul Jones Yes, 10/05 Facility and Construction Technical Award Peter Marshall nominated Reservoir Description and Dynamics Technical Award Ganesh Thakur Yes, 10/05 Reservoir Description and Dynamics Technical Award Ron Harrell nominated Health Safety and Environment Technical Award Terry L. Thoem Yes, 10/05 Drilling Engineering Award Robert F. Mitchell Yes, 10/05 55
  • 56. Young Member Outstanding Service Award Shawna Hartman nominated Young Member Outstanding Service Award Anjali Prasad nominated Young Member Outstanding Service Award Holly Camilli nominated Young Member Outstanding Service Award Rey Saludares nominated Young Member Outstanding Service Award Nadia Chalton nominated Regional Service Award Larry Foster Yes 5/06 Regional Corporate Support Award Anadarko Yes 5/06 Regional Outstanding Young Member Award Holly Camilli Yes 5/06 Regional Drilling and Completions Award George Medley Yes 5/06 Regional Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award PK Pande Yes 5/06 Regional Production and Operations Award Kevin Renfro Yes 5/06 Regional Facilities and Construction Award Ken Arnold Yes 5/06 Regional Management and Information Award Roger Hite Yes 5/06 Section Service Award Neil Decker Yes, 5/06 Section Service Award Hari Hariharan Yes, 5/06 Section Service Award Hugh Kirkpatrick Yes, 5/06 Section Service Award Jeanne Perdue Yes, 5/06 Section Outstanding Study Group Award Permian Basin Study Group Yes, 5/06 Section Outstanding Committee Award Emerging Leaders Program Yes, 5/06 Engineers Week-Engineer of the Year Award James Pappas nominated Engineers Week-Young Engineer of the Year Award -Petroleum Neil Decker Yes, 2/06 56
  • 57. 10. Community Outreach List all activities sponsored by the section in which members participated that enhanced the image of the petroleum industry or the petroleum engineering profession. Include local community activities. Activities include, but are not limited to, presentations concerning the petroleum industry, energy education, charitable causes, and community action projects. Community Services Coordinating Committee (CSCC): The SPE-GCS CSCC 2005/2006 approved expense budget was $17,950. The CSCC educational projects need more volunteerism and active participation. Some of the CSCC programs have been discussed in more detail in other sections of this report. To summarize, following is a list of programs that are currently coordinated by this committee: - Scholarship Program (including the SPE-GCS, Houston SPE Auxiliary, SPEI Gus Archie Scholarship Budget). - Student Internship Program for Scholarship Winners - High School Petroleum Engineering Recruiting Fairs - SPE Foundation Contributions - Magic Suitcase Coordination - Science and Engineering Fair Houston (SEFH) - Communities in Schools Houston (CISH) donation and job workshop - ATCE Student tours - OTC Student Tours - SPE Student Chapter Support (with Texas A&M and Rice/University of Houston Student Chapters) - Earth Science Week and Engineering Week festivities - Adopt-a-Family Holiday Gift Program Science and Engineering Fair, Houston (SEFH): SPE-GCS again contributed $2,500 to the SEFH to defray expenses for the fair. SPE-GCS volunteers judged entries in the Engineering, Earth & Space Sciences, and Environmental categories. SPE-GCS is a special awarding agency at the SEFH. SPE-GCS gives cash awards of $200 for oil-related exhibits. Those exhibits are recognized during the SPE-GCS Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet. Three winners were selected this year: 1st Place: (Senior Division): Sophia Mo, Bellaire Senior High School, Houston "Health Monitoring of Concrete Structures" 2nd Place: (Senior Division): Elizabeth Kubota, Academy of Science & Technology, Conroe "Mining in the Deep Ocean: Phase II" 3rd Place: (Senior Division): Abhik Mallick, Hightower High School, Fort Bend "Earth’s Natural Electrical Resistance and Delineation of Subsurface Objects" 57
  • 58. Communities in Schools Houston (CISH): CISH is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the number of school dropouts (mainly in “inner-city” schools) in the Houston area. The program targets “at-risk” students who volunteer to be included in the program and pass CISH entry standards of commitment. This year’s level of SPE-GCS support included: 1) Direct financial contribution of $7,000 to CISH to defray operating expense; 2) Presentation of a jobs orientation seminar, with SPE-GCS volunteers, to over 100 students from five (5) high schools 11. Other Activities Complete the table for any other activities sponsored by the section, such as social events or activities not mentioned elsewhere in this report. Date Brief Description of Activity Income Expenses Profit Participants August 26, Section Kickoff Meeting/Volunteer Leadership Meeting, $0 $200 -$200 100 2005 Training for Study Group & Committee Leaders Oct. 13, SPE 70th Anniversary Celebration, held at the Weiss $19,800 $25,700 -$5,900 335 2006 Energy Hall at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Oct. 28-29, Chare 22st Annual Tennis Tournament $19,300 $15,550 $3750 100 2006 April 24, GCS Annual Golf Tournament $234,000 $178,000 $56,000 890 2006 June 9, Sporting Clays Shoot $156,650 $110,000 $46,650 700 2006 June 24, Section Wrap-up Social $0 $0 $0 40 (est.) 2006 12. Goals Outline goals established at beginning of year and report progress in meeting both long- and short-term goals. The 2005/2006 Section year began with the Section kickoff meeting August 26, 2005. The incoming board of directors reviewed the outstanding success of the 2004/2005 Section year and challenged the incoming committee leadership teams to surpass last year’s success. This kickoff meeting announced the increasingly stronger financial health of the section as well as the status of membership recruiting efforts. All section leaders were given the charge of continuing to carry out the mission of the SPE while maintaining the section’s return to financial health. The Board of Directors 58
  • 59. delivered another President’s Award for Section Excellence to the volunteers, as well as several individual awards to members. The volunteers were reminded of the 2004-2007 Three Year Plan that was set in motion in the previous section year and it was impressed upon everyone how important it would be to complete the objectives that were outlined in that plan. The Board also delivered a new 2005 Strategic plan that would shape all future Section objectives. This was a key deliverable identified in the 2004-2007 Three Year Plan, and the Board emphasized its importance to the Section leaders. In addition to announcing the overarching 2005 Strategic Plan, and the 2004-2007 Three Year Plan, the volunteers were also given some short-term goals to specifically strive toward during the next 12 months. Short-Term Goals • Have Fun! • Disseminate Technology • Increase Volunteerism o Membership Growth • Maintain and Continue to Improve Section Financial Health o Grow Scholarship Donations o Balance Internal vs. External Spending • Embrace Technology • Achieve Section Excellence Award Long-Term Goals • Improve relationship with SPEI • Improve section governance • Improve publicity • Strategic Plan implementation 2004-07 Three-Year Plan - issues are divided into the following 15 areas: 1. Strategic Planning 9. Intersociety Relations 2. Awards and Recognition 10. Inter-Societal Relations 3. Business Process Improvement 11. Membership 4. Career Management 12. Programming 5. Communications 13. Scholarships 6. Continuing Education 14. Social Activities 7. External Relations 15. Technology Transfer 8. Finances and Treasury The total anticipated net cost for the provisions above and beyond this year’s annual budget is approximately $50,000 per year. The added human resources required to fulfill these obligations should be in the range of 6,000 man-hours. Please see the 2004-2007 Three- Year Plan posted here for reference: 59
  • 60. Short Term Goals As this report demonstrates, SPE-GCS delivered on each of these objectives, particularly in the area of continuing financial health. The Section finished the section year by exceeding its annual operating plan targets, ensuring future success of the section for many years to come. Have Fun A theme throughout this Section year was to ensure that volunteers are having fun. The SPE-GCS believes that volunteers who are actually having fun, will contribute more, and will recruit more with infectious enthusiasm. This will lead to greater financial returns as well as ensure long term health of the section through the recruitment of volunteers to fill succession planning roles. The promotion of this positive atmosphere and attitude is evident in the financial results, as well as the membership recruiting results. An example of the commitment of having fun that the Board made to the membership was the 70 th Anniversary Celebration that was held at no charge to SPE members. Corporate sponsors paid for about 75 percent of the cost of the venue, the food and the band. The venue was the outstanding, recently-renovated Wiess Energy Hall – a permanent exhibit of the Houston Museum of Natural Science and a must-see for members of the energy community. The theme was “70 Years, a Legacy of Success Through: Community, Leadership, and Education,” and over 300 members and their spouses registered to attend. Disseminate Technology The short term goal of disseminating technology falls directly in line with the mission statement of SPE. The Section was reminded at the beginning of the year, that despite the fun and camaraderie that comes with hosting events, the section must ensure that the goal of disseminating technology is accomplished. This report demonstrates every month how the SPE-GCS has accomplished its goal of technology dissemination through a diversified schedule of luncheon and dinner meetings, and symposiums. Increase Volunteerism Increasing volunteerism is a difficult challenge, but the SPE-GCS has made significant progress in this area, while also increasing its membership. Many section study groups and committees looked outside their normal circle of colleagues when recruiting assistance for their events. This led to a new collection of volunteers participating in section events, as well as encouraged new membership. The section’s strict adherence to keeping a live succession plan for every group and committee has also forced volunteers to find previously inactive members to become involved. The succession plan has proved to be worth the effort to maintain as the section’s leaders have been transferred out of the section mid-term, leading to a need to fill roles quickly. Continued Financial Health The financial health of the section continues to improve. The implementation of an internal audit committee composed of selected board members and securing the services of a professional audit firm to review section finances and operating procedures has helped identify several areas for section improvement. One key area concerned the SPEI conflict of interest policy. The SPE-GCS embraced the conflict of interest policy used by SPEI and requested that all section officers from the Board, Study Groups, and Committees comply. In addition, the formal report from the third party audit firm has given the Section a variety of topics to discuss for possible improvements of Section governance for years to come. A secondary goal under the subject of financial health was to increase scholarship funding, which the section did successfully this year, increasing its number of $2000 scholarships to 64, including the 5 funded by the Auxiliary. Also, visible in the section financials is the 60
  • 61. emphasis that has been placed on ensuring that the section is investing in its own events, while also increasing its outward spend towards scholarships. Several ELP and Continuing Education events are near break-even events, but these provide significant value to the membership. This is offset by the other events that make profits that are funneled into scholarship donations. Embrace Technology The SPE GCS endeavors to embrace technology in all of its operations. This year, the Board of Directors approved a decision to invest in business process improvement software. The Section will automate its accounting processes using software which will improve audit ability as well as expedite the process of paying bills. The embrace of technology reduces some of the menial burdens placed on section volunteers. By alleviating some of the mundane tasks such as tracking payments, volunteers will have more free time and more energy to devote to the larger objectives of the SPE. In addition to this business process improvement software, the section continues to embrace the use of digital projection systems to reduce the use of paper in all meetings. The SPE-GCS continues to innovate through its use of the Internet as a medium for running a non-profit organization in the energy industry. The website continues to grow in its use as content is actively updated on a daily basis. Finally, the technology transfer committee continues to grow with a voting member of the Board of Directors leading the team. This team is continuously looking into ways to better further the causes of SPE through the use of technology. Long term goals: Improve relationship with SPEI The SPE-GCS jointly operated its Digital Energy Conference this year with SPEI conference management staff from Richardson. This collaboration worked to strengthen the relationship between the Section and Headquarters. The Section has learned more about the benefits of working with SPEI and intends to pursue future opportunities to collaborate. In addition, Section officers hosted meetings with both Mark Rubin and Stephen Graham. SPEI President Eve Sprunt visited the section for a joint meeting and celebration of the section’s 70th birthday. Improve section governance The SPE-GCS has embraced a new Financial Guidelines document, installed a formal internal audit committee, and acquired the services of an outside professional audit firm to review section practices. In addition, the Section has implemented a formal conflict of interest policy, and continues to be stringent in its use of a formal succession planning process. The succession planning process has been tested several times already this year, particularly when the Board’s Vice Chair was transferred out of the section with his job. Proper succession planning ensured that replacements for that role, as well as the others affected by the departure were quickly filled. Finally, the Section has successfully compiled its 2005 Strategic plan, and posted it along with the 2004-2007 Three-year Plan for all members to access through its website under a new heading entitled Governance. Improve publicity The SPE-GCS continues to define how best to publicize section activities. The Section newsletter, both hard and electronic copy, and the section website, continue to be the main mediums for publicity. Currently the Section is debating the implementation of a specific Publicity Chair, or to continue with the publicity effort split among the Communications Chair and Programs Chair. The section continues to innovate with the judicious use of e-mail communication. The Board keeps close tabs on this medium of publicity and regularly debates its use at Board meetings. SPE-GCS is leading the way in developing best practices for communication of non-profit energy society events via electronic methods. 61
  • 62. Strategic Plan implementation An action item delineated in the 2004-2007 Three-year plan is to implement a strategic plan. This year, the Board adopted the 2005 Strategic Plan on October 10, 2005 and presented its official 2005 Strategic Plan to the membership. The 2005 Strategic Plan is posted here: , and it is divided into the following sections: A. Forums for professional competence H. Membership B. Social Interaction I. Attendance C. K-12 Outreach J. Technology Dissemination D. University Programs K. Preparation for the Big Crew Change E. Scholarships L. Financial Health F. Enhancement of Public Image M. Governance G. Volunteerism: N. Program Diversity This 2005 Strategic Plan will drive all Section activities and will directly impact each Section year’s short term plans and the development of the next Three-year plan for 2008-2010. Please see attached 2005 Strategic Plan for more information. 13. Constraints List unusual constraints of the section in (1) membership development, (2) technical/educational activities, (3) scholarship activities, and/or (4) financial activities. 1) Membership Development continued as an area of focus in 2005/2006. This constraint was primarily addressed by the development and active use of the 2004 SPE-GCS Succession Planning Process to ensure the viability of each SPE-GCS Committee and Study Group by identifying and developing candidates for leadership positions. The scope is to develop succession plans for each SPE-GCS key position including members of the Board of Directors and study group/committee positions. The SPE-GCS is happy to share these lessons learned with any section and designed the system with this in mind. It is hoped the Society will find an effective use for the program and look forward to hearing of future successful deployments within SPEI. (posted here: 2) There were no unusual constraints in technical/education activities during this section year. The section continued to be innovative in developing new programming for the study groups with the oversight of the Program Coordination Council, and the Continuing Education Committee enjoyed strong attendance at its courses throughout the year. The only constraint in technical/education activities during this section year noted was the challenge that the Technology Transfer Committee faced in committee organizational activities. With the current environment of robust product prices, the committee has noted that across the industry workloads have increased dramatically this past year. Companies are accomplishing much more with less people and individually carrying higher workloads while traveling extensively. As a committee, they worked and met in smaller groups while maintaining a good number of interested committee members. A growth in reliance on digital and remote communications was seen for interaction during work processes. The need to capture the quality educational topics and deliver them to desktops is growing. 62
  • 63. 3) There were no unusual constraints in scholarship activities during this section year. Approximately 89 percent of the scholarship winners who are entering freshmen have chosen to major in petroleum engineering. Scholarship renewal requires that a student be majoring in petroleum engineering and maintain a 3.0 GPA. It is expected that most of the students will continue to receive section scholarships in the program for their entire four years of eligibility. There were 10 corporate sponsors of SPE-GCS scholarships ($2000 each except for Challenger Minerals at $250), 5 corporate employers of scholarship winners in pre-college internships impacting a total of 16 graduating high school students of the 34 eligible with summer jobs, and 14 corporate sponsors of the Awards Banquet ($500 each except for BJ Services at $1000). 4) With regard to financial activities, the financial responsibility plan for 2005/2006 included encouraging events to return a 15 percent net income contribution to the Section. Additionally, a standardization of meeting fees and charges that was implemented in 2004/2005 was relaxed to allow for exceptions on a case by case basis. Lastly, the Board evaluated each event, approving committees to proceed with planning and execution of an event only after meeting the minimum financial criteria. All of these actions were taken to help reach the Section target of having liquid cash reserves equal to 40 percent of the annual operating expenses. The results of this aggressive campaign reflect a steady strengthening of the financial health of the Section. METRIC 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2005 – 2006 Actual Actual Actual Budget (to April 06) NET INCOME $274,011 $123,269 $38,463 $254,530 TOTAL YEAREND LIQUID $357,590 $ 718,372 $756,835 $991,479 ASSETS While liquid assets vary considerably month to month as revenue and expenses get booked, the Section’s average over the August through July fiscal year has grown considerably. The average for the 2002/2003 year was $218,803. This increased to $358,548 in 2003/2004, and to $611,079 for 2004/2005. This year, 2005/2006, the budgeted average should be $737,603. Currently, the average is running ahead of forecast. The section has continued to deliver a significant number of engineering scholarships each year. The total amount since the inception of this program exceeds one million dollars. For the 2005/2006 section year, the planned Scholarship spend is $91,100, 70.3 percent of available income. While improving its financial reserves, the Section has also been moving to clarify and document its procedures in compliance with the spirit of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The Board has approved two important documents – Financial Guidelines and Authorities covering the budgeting, financial operations and investment processes, and an Investment Policy Statement providing specific guidelines for investing Section funds. Detailed procedures of the financial operations process were also covered at the Section’s Annual Kick-off Meeting in 63
  • 64. August 2005. Each of these documents is available on line at . In a new initiative, the SPE-GCS Board formed an audit committee which is charged with overseeing a review of Section financial performance. The committee was given the following objectives by the Board of Directors: (1) create and implement a Conflict of Interest (COI) Policy, (2) review potential COI with recommendations for solutions, (3) draft a Whistle Blower Policy (posted on the SPE-GCS web site), (4) tender and evaluate bids from accounting firms to review the SPE-GCS books and accounting procedures, (5) make recommendations to the Board of Directors based on the results of the review, and (6) propose changes to the internal controls and accounting procedures in order to provide adequate segregation of accounting duties. There were three potential COI's reviewed by the committee with reconciling actions put into place to avoid the COI. Formal guidelines dealing with potential COI's have been drafted and reviewed by the SPE-GCS Executive Committee. These guidelines will be implemented in Year 2006/2007. Year 2005/2006 was the first review of the SPE-GCS books in over 10 years. The firm of McDonald, Fox & Lund, based on their review, "are not aware of any material modifications that should be made to the accompanying financial statements in order for them to be in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America." Members of the audit committee are Directors Russ Neuschaefer (Schlumberger), Nick Piskurich (BP), and Hiep Vu (Shell). The Board has also formed a Financial Board of Advisors to provide advice on finance and audit questions. These volunteers are practicing experts in the fields of finance, investments and audits. In summary, the Section’s financial health is currently sound. 64
  • 65. 14. The President’s Award for Section Excellence is given to up to six outstanding sections each year based on the activities of the sections identified in the Annual Report. Why should your section be considered for the President’s Award for Section Excellence? (If this question is answered, this annual report will serve as an application for the award.) See award rules, attached. If a qualification category does not apply to your section, you may attach an additional page that provides details about why that category should not be used in considering your section for the award. When detailing the reasons why your section should be selected for this award, emphasize those programs, events or circumstances that were new or changed during this past year. The Gulf Coast Section proudly displays its previous years’ President’s Awards for Section Excellence to remind the leadership of prior excellent section performance and to challenge the section to exceed previous years’ successes. Again this year, the SPE-GCS is proud to present the section annual report to be considered for recognition and to provide the lessons learned to other Sections who may face similar challenges. This past year, significant milestones were achieved which demonstrate the SPE-GCS commitment to SPE excellence. The 2005/2006 section year marks the 70th anniversary of The Gulf Coast Section of SPE. This milestone was celebrated with the community and SPE leaders at the city of Houston’s Museum of Natural Science. It was a fitting event to celebrate past successes and fuel the passion for continued volunteerism and activism in the years to come. This year, the Section successfully implemented a Strategic Plan that will shape its long term direction. The Strategic Plan successfully furthers the broader Mission of SPEI and steers the direction of the shorter-term objectives of the Three-Year Plan, formerly known as the Section’s “Long Range Plan.” In addition to the adoption of our Section’s Strategic Plan, the section successfully laid out its objectives and intentions for the immediate directives of the 2005/2006 section year. The Section leadership is pleased to report that we have met our short term objectives, while continuing to improve the section with the direction of the Strategic Plan. In addition, these planning initiatives have better positioned the Gulf Coast Section to accomplish the Mission of SPEI for many years to come. The Gulf Coast Section is particularly pleased to report improvements in section volunteerism. Through a combination of encouragement, recruiting and succession planning, the Gulf Coast Section is getting more members involved, and improving the quality of its section leadership. We continue to successfully engage volunteers from all demographics, and are pleased to see an overall increase in volunteerism and activism. Succession planning at every level of volunteerism ensures steady leadership despite the volatility that comes with this industry. In addition, future leaders are regularly cultivated and promoted into opportunities to share their talents in helping SPEI achieve its Mission. Continuing a responsible tradition, the Gulf Coast Section has further improved its Section governance and financial health. The section has implemented an internal audit committee formed by select members of the Board of Directors to improve the processes of the Section. One remit of this committee was to engage an outside financial auditing firm to review section financial processes. This has given the section valuable insight into ways in which we may improve the handling of section funds, as well as recommendations on how to deliver higher returns and ultimately invest more into the Society, the industry, and the community. The Section has also taken a bold 65
  • 66. step towards digitizing all section financial operations through the implementation of business process improvement software. The activity level in this section produces a continuous stream of financial transactions that often depend heavily on volunteer time. The Board of Directors voted to implement this technology in an attempt to free volunteer time, improve reporting accuracy, as well as audit ability and transparency. This is expected to further improve the Section’s financial health as well as free volunteers to spend more time on Section programming and outreach. The Gulf Coast Section believes that it sets a positive example for other Sections around the world. The Section positively balances its donations of time and money to both internal and external causes. The Section’s programs disseminate technology with an unrivaled array of topics and events while membership initiatives successfully drive membership growth, ensuring engagement with all demographics while also increasing volunteerism. The future of our industry is bolstered by the Section’s commitment to funding college scholarships and student internships. And, finally, the Gulf Coast Section of SPE is a continuous friend to the community through donation of volunteer time and funding of community initiatives. In summary, please consider the Gulf Coast Section for the President’s Award for Section Excellence. Contained within this submittal, you will find outstanding progress delivered in 2005/2006, but also the farsighted thinking of the GCS Board as it looks for new ways to ensure the continued success of the Society. In this section year, the SPE-GCS has excelled in meeting its short term goals and making progress on its long term goals. The Section continued to innovate in creating new initiatives, and has strengthened its ability to deliver a wide variety of offerings to its members. The leadership looks forward to continued section success. It is hoped that these important and exciting contributions made during 2005/2006 will enhance the success of the Society as a whole. Date May 31, 2006 ______________________________________ J. Bryant Mueller Section Chairperson Email: 66
  • 67. ATTACHMENTS: Gulf Coast Section Balance Sheet, March 31, 2006 Gulf Coast Section Newsletter, May 2006 REFERENCES: Board meeting minutes: Budget Detail: Financial Guidelines and Authorities Gulf Coast Section, Society of Petroleum Engineers 2005-2006 Budget Year: Charter of Financial Board of Advisors: Investment Policy Statement: %204-21-05.doc Policy Summary by Subject: SPE-GCS 2004 – 2007 Three Year Plan: Http:// 2005 Strategic Plan: %20v9.pdf Succession Planning Program: 2006 Emerging Leaders Program Application: 2006 Scholarship application: Awards Banquet Program: %20Banquet%20Program%20Booklet.doc Slide Show from Awards Banquet: Monthly e-newsletters: Submit report to: SPE Sections Society of Petroleum Engineers, Inc. Mailing address: P.O. Box 833836, Richardson, TX 75083-3836, U.S.A. Delivery address: 222 Palisades Creek Drive, Richardson, TX 75080, U.S.A. Facsimile: +1.972.952.9435 Email: 67
  • 68. Attachment A: Gulf Coast Section Balance Sheet, March 31, 2006 SPE Gulf Coast Section Balance Sheet April 30, 2006 ASSETS Current Assets Checking/Savings Paine Webber Money Mkt Account 391,478.71 Total Checking/Savings 391,478.71 Other Current Assets Eaton Vance Ltd Duration Income Fund 600,000.00 Total Current Assets 991,478.71 TOTAL ASSETS 991,478.71 LIABILITIES & EQUITY Liabilities Other Current Liabilities Income Rec'd Newsletter 2006-07 160,825.00 Total Other Current Liabilities 160,825.00 Total Current Liabilities 160,825.00 Total Liabilities 160,825.00 Equity Retained Earnings 576,123.67 Net Income 254,530.04 Total Equity 830,653.71 TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY 991,478.71 INCOME & EXPENSES - August 1, 2005 to April 30, 2006 Income 890,592.09 Expenses 636,062.05 NET INCOME YTD 254,530.04 PROJECTED NET INCOME THROUGH July 31, 2006 * 109,660.00 * (Reflects large expenditure in May for Golf, income and expense for Sporting Clays Tournament in May/June) 68