Chairperson's Newsletter - July 2021

Philp Anthony

My Final Update

Fort Worth SPE Chapter,

I am pleased to announce the annual changing of the guard on the SPE Fort Worth Board. 2020 will likely be remembered as one of the more challenging years for the oil and gas industry and for SPE, but there are certainly positive things we will take away from the challenges of the last year and a half. 

I know we are all tired of Zoom, but it allowed us to bring in industry experts around the world that we would otherwise not be able to get due to the constraints of travel. Zoom is no replacement for in-person events, but we will take advantage of it where we can moving forward. With that in mind, we will work to ensure we are hosting in-person events even with virtual presenters. 

As my time as Chairperson comes to an end, I must thank a few specific contributors to the SPE Board. These individuals let their value shine through the challenges of COVID:

  • Steve Monroe (Scholarship & Communications Chairperson) – Steve’s approach to the Fort Worth SPE scholarship program has brought in some of the best candidates I have seen. He actively seeks out individuals with strong academic performance working hard to establish themselves in our industry. As a communications chairperson, he also does a great job of staying on top of the rest of the board members to be sure he has the information he needs so he can keep our membership informed and up to date.
  • Dustin Bozarth (Golf Tournament Chairperson) – Dustin’s flexibility for rescheduling the golf tournament was critical to our ability to raise money for scholarships this year. The tournament is not an easy event to put together, but he does it well and does it almost single-handedly. 
  • Steve Neuse - Steve’s perennial successful sporting clays tournament succeeded in adding another $10,500 to the scholarship fund. 
  • Briley Hicks – Briley was probably dealt the worst hand that any SPE Programs Chairperson before him. Briley remained agile and determined and successfully put together a great luncheon series. 

This is by no means to detract from the rest of the committee members. We had a dedicated group this year, but I think they would agree that these four people exceeded expectations. Please reach out to them and thank them for all the work they put in. 

Our new SPE Chairperson for the 2021-2022 season will be Frank Syfan. Frank is a longtime member of SPE and a seasoned pro at contributing to SPE Chapter Committees. Frank is going to be working with a phenomenal group of team members and I cannot wait to see what they accomplish next year. 

I look forward to seeing everyone at all of the in-person events next year. Enjoy your summer, and let’s all make the best out of $70+ /bbl and $3+ /mcf!


Philip Anthony
Outgoing SPE Chairperson


  • $10k Raised for Scholarships!

    The 21st Annual Sporting Clays Scholarship Event raised over $10,000 to support young men and women pursuing degrees leading to careers in the oil and gas industry.  This would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. Many thanks to More
  • 2021-22 Scholarship Awards Announced

    We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021-22 SPE Fort Worth Section Scholarships. Please check the following link for a more information on these outstanding students. More


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  • Enhancing your leadership skills.
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