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SPE Awards and an Ethics class for SPEE

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The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a very large organization and this blog primarily documents my travel with respect to the three-year long commitment as 2016 President. I am also a member of the much smaller Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE). I teach the annual ethics class at their convention and write a twice yearly ethics article for their online publications. This trip has activities for both SPE and SPEE.

Some of the SPE international Award recipients from Texas were unable to attend the ATCE in Amsterdam. I presented their awards on 18 November at the Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute. the next day I presented a one-hour ethics class at the same location.

Award recipients included two Honorary Memberships. This is the highest award of the Society. The awards were given to Ted Bourgoyne and om Perkins. Marvin Gearhart also received the Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal and Tom Sifferman was recognized as a Distinguished Member.

On Wednesday we had an excellent turnout as I taught the ethics class for a combined SPE/SPEE meeting. It was great to see many of my old friends there.

My wife Jan (who I typically refer to online as my gf) joined me for this trip as we drove up Tuesday AM and drove back Wednesday PM.

501 miles

SPE Travel to date 59,280 miles

At the hotel where we stayed, ice carvers from Harbin China created a lot of ice sculptures. The highpoint for me was when we saw one of them carving. I asked to speak to him but the employee said "he doesn't speak English." We started speaking Chinese and got along famously! I hope you enjoy these.

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The hotel from our room.

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Posted by fracmeister 20:58 Archived in USA

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