24-26 September 2018

Dallas, Texas, USA  

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center


SPE Pavilion

Need to Recharge

SPE Pavilion Theatre PresenationsStop by the SPE Pavilion, Booth 355, where we have:

  • Charging stations for your mobile devices
  • Engaging ways to experience SPE’s vast collection of technical resources
  • A wide range of industry books available for purchase, plus book signings from 1000–1130 Tuesday
  • Staff to help you join/renew or answer questions about member benefits
  • Free professional headshots available Monday and Tuesday
  • Theatre presentations to help expand your professional knowledge

Theatre Presentations

Take a deeper dive into how SPE can enhance your professional development and career. This year, the theatre also has “Continue the Conversation” Q&A sessions from some of the technical program’s top papers. Presentations are approximately 20 minutes long.

Monday, 24 September

1230    Toolkit for Career Resilience  |  Maria Capello, Kuwait Oil Company

1515    Continue the Conversation Session: Paper #191495 |  Lee Smith, Alaskan Energy Resources

1630    Networking Your Way to a Great Career  |  C. Susan Howes, Subsurface Consultants & Associates

1715    How to Write a Great Abstract and Get It Accepted  |  Junichi Sugiura, Scout Downhole

Tuesday, 25 September

1015    Why the Letters after Your Name Matter  |  James Bobo, PetroSkills

1130    Paying it Forward – The Value of Recognition  |  2016 SPE President Nathan Meehan, Gaffney, Cline & Associates

1215    Continue the Conversation Session: Paper #191600  |  J.M. Harpel, Parsley Energy

1245    Continue the Conversation Session: Paper #191640  |  Albert McSpadden, Altus Well Experts

1315    Continue the Conversation Session: Paper #191407  |  Kyle Scott, Pioneer Natural Resources

1530    Tips for How to Write a Great Paper  |   Larry Lake, The University of Texas at Austin

1600    Maximizing Professional Development on a Small Budget  |  Brad Donahue, IHRDC

1630    The Transition from Student to Professional SPE Member  |  Yogashri Pradhan, Endeavor Energy Resources

Wednesday, 26 September

1015    Getting Involved Internationally: Transform your Career and Brand  |  SPE Board Member Helena Wu, Santos

1215    Continue the Conversation Session: Paper #191589  |  Brian Bohm, Apache Corporation

1245    Continue the Conversation Session: Paper #191716  | He Zhang, Consultant 

1315    Continue the Conversation Session: Paper #191411  |  Richard Pemper, Weatherford International

Book Signings

Tuesday, 25 September
SPE Pavilion | Booth 355

Roberto Aguilera, University of Calgary, Editor of Unconventional Gas and Tight Oil Exploitation

G. Paul Willhite, University of Kansas, Co-author of Enhanced Oil Recovery, Second Edition

A Rashid Hasan, Texas A&M University, and Shah Kabir, CS Kabir Consulting, co-authors of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Wellbores, Second Edition
Larry Lake, University of Texas at Austin, author of many SPE publications including the editor of the Petroleum Engineering Handbook (PEH) series


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