In this trip I visited the Salt Lake City Section and student chapters at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. It was cool because I got to see my youngest son who is a physics major at BYU. I joined the BYU students for a football game.
My first stop was a barbecue sponsored by the U of Utah student section where I received a shirt.
I then had a great tour of the nanofabrication labs and then went to EGI.
In the evening I was able to help give the Regional Service award to my friend Arnis Judzis. Also helped deliver some of the scholarships the section gave to SPE members including one who had traveled from Butte, Montana!
The next AM we spent at EGI meeting with petroleum engineering faculty, students and researchers.
In the afternoon it was off to Provo for a tailgate with the BYU students and a football game.
This picture is only about half of the attendees because they came and went in the hours before the game. We had plenty of time to discuss career options.
Over the weekend we enjoyed being in Salt Lake City and I headed to California... The gf returned home.
I then flew to Santa Monica to participate in a KIN Catalyst session on Creating a new multi-Stakeholder beginning in unconventional oil and gas. This diverse group of people seeks to better use energy resources and serve as a focal point for rational discussions of what we should do to develop unconventional oil and gas.
Travel this trip (basically includes airport to airport) 3.301 mile. SPE travel to date 210,494 miles.
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): 29
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom (Scotland, England)
Operas this month = 0 Operas to date = 21