I don't include ALL my travel in this blog so you won't get much on purely personal travel. We celebrated the US holiday of Thanksgiving with most of my family coming in to visit for the big day. I smoked a very large turkey and we all had a great time.
Our first trip was to Oklahoma. They really roll out the red carpet for me when I visit there and it is one of my favorite spots. First I went to visit GE Oil and Gas. Now given that we are trying to merge our company with theirs this would normally have been a bit dicey but it is a long planned SPE event. I toured their R&D facility and made a presentation to the group.
That evening Devon hosted my gf and me at the OKC Thunder basketball game.
The next day I made several presentations at Devon to their technical staff and to the SPE members and young professionals in Oklahoma City.
Friday I went to the University of Oklahoma where (on behalf of Baker Hughes) I presented a large check to support the Department. I also spoke to the student chapter and members of the faculty. It was back to OU on Saturday for the Oklahoma Oklahoma State.
My next trip was to London and while it was primarily a visit to the Gaffney-Cline & Associates office I managed to meet several SPE leaders as well.
Finally a one-day trip to New Orleans. I met with the local section and we had an exciting "Petrobowl rematch" with some of the international 2nd place championship team of students and the "old geezers" from the local section. I will tell you that we rigged the first couple questions so that it would look like the "fix was in" for the senior team, but all for humorous effect. the students eventually won of course.
Travel this trip (basically includes airport to airport) 11,910 miles. SPE travel to date 460,760 miles. Round trip earth to moon is 477,800 so almost back!
Countries to date (my counting rule is basically that I spent the night there with some sort of SPE content...not just went through the airport like New Zealand or Panama): 43
Trinidad & Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom (Scotland, England)
Operas this month = 1 Operas to date = 61