Chairperson's Newsletter - September 2021

Welcome Back!

Fort Worth SPE Chapter,

Frank Syfan

I am honored to be able to serve as your chairperson for the 2021-2022 SPE season. We are kicking off a very exciting year for our section with several upcoming meetings and events already scheduled for this fall. Please check out our events list; I hope you will find something of interest and make plans to attend. Please note, for our in-person events we’ll be moving to a new venue this fall – City Club of Fort Worth. If you’re not familiar with the City Club, directions and parking information will be provided on our website (click here to go there now).

Our previous chairperson, Mr. Philip Anthony, was dealt a rough hand with the 2020 Covid-19 outbreak and the downturn in the industry forcing most of us into lockdowns and virtual mode. I want to personally thank him for the outstanding job he did in guiding us through this last year. The times are still very challenging, though, and we are not out of the woods. I am pleased to report that (at this time) SPE is allowing us to conduct in-person events. Mr. Dwayne Purvis will be with us (live) in September, and we have two SPE Distinguished Lecturers booked for this fall with Amit Singh joining us in October (in-person) and Dr. Luis Quintero presenting (virtually) in November. As we look into 2022, your Fort Worth SPE Board is working hard to secure more top-quality speakers for the spring.

Speaking of our board, I am very proud of the excellent professionals working to make 2021-2022 an exciting year for us. Please take a look on our website (click here) for the updated list of officers and their positions.

The first item on our agenda this year is the SPE Fort Worth Section Kick-Off Social which will be held at HG Supply in Fort Worth (off University) on Thursday, September 9th at 6pm. It is an excellent venue and has an outdoor patio right on the banks of the Trinity River. The social is an excellent way to meet and network with local oil and gas professionals. You can RSVP through our website, so please make plans to attend this first outing (and did I mention it's free?).

As I mentioned, our first monthly meeting for this season will be Dwayne Purvis on September 23rd. Dwayne has been with us several times and he always brings a wealth of knowledge about our industry. I’m looking forward to hearing him again. Please check the website for the new venue and meeting registration.

I look forward to seeing everyone at all of the in-person events this year. We all hope you enjoyed your summer break and let’s go forward in a big way over the coming months!


Frank E. Syfan, Jr., PE
SPE Fort Worth Chairperson


  • Venue for 2021-22 Season

    We are very excited to announce a new venue for the 2021-22 Season: City Club of Fort Worth! Check it out using the link below. More
  • $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


Volunteers Needed!

Have you ever thought about volunteering in the SPE?  There are many benefits, including:
  • Enhancing your leadership skills.
  • Influencing SPE programs and activities with your knowledge and experience.
  • Meeting and working with other members near you and around the globe.
  • Contributing in your area of interest.
The SPE Fort Worth Section is looking for volunteers to fill open board positions. If you would like to help support your local chapter and work with some great people, please contact the SPE Fort Worth Section Chair Philip Anthony at 817.917.9663 or email at PhilipAnthonyPE@gmail.com.
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Scholarship applications for the 2021-22 school year are currently closed. Applications for the 2022-23 year will be opened on Jan 1st 2022. Qualifying students may receive up to $12,000 to help them with college expenses as they pursue a career in Oil and Gas.

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