SPE Fort Worth

Chairperson's Newsletter - October 2022

Fort Worth SPE Section,


SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition wrapped up a week ago and, as usual, I have zero regrets about the time spent there learning from, and conversing with, many of the bright minds from our industry.

Just as in years past, there were several themes that prevailed: sustainability, ‘Counterstream’ technologies that Dwayne Purvis discussed in last month’s section meeting, and how to do things better, faster, and cheaper. There were many takeaways from these sessions worth sharing, but what I want to highlight here is not from a technical presentation, but instead from a discussion about what is next for the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

A question was asked by some of the SPE’s leadership: what is your favorite thing is about the SPE? My answer… the people that I am surrounded by each time we get together.

Every month I get the chance to see several dozen individuals that I may not have the chance to know without section meetings. Every month I get to shake someone’s hand for the first time. Every month we hear an expert share their knowledge, often in an area of the industry where I only have cursory knowledge. Each person in the room offers a valuable insight, and hopefully I share something of interest in return.

I am confident that I am not alone in this feeling, and that each of you that attend regularly can relate. My hope, and the hope of each of us on the Fort Worth Section board, is that this feeling can be felt by more and more people each month, and each year.

If you have never attended a meeting or haven’t been able to in a while, please do the next time you can. If you are one of the members able to join on a regular basis, please bring a coworker so we can each continue to expand our network and to embrace knowledge sharing among out peers.

Thank you all for the continued support of the Fort Worth Section. I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming meeting on October 20th. At this meeting, Distinguished Lecturer Darryl Tompkins will be presenting "An Examination of the Effects of Surface Data Acquisition Methods on Well Performance Evaluations and Completion Optimization." CLICK HERE to register or for more info about the meeting.


Briley Hicks
SPE Fort Worth Chairperson


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