Events and Activities
If you’ve never attended one of ATCE’s longstanding events, such as the Annual Banquet or President’s Luncheon, now is the time! Here is a list of the events and activities taking place each day at ATCE 2009.
SPE’s Petroleum Engineering Certification Exam
SPE will offer a certification exam for members interested in becoming certified under the SPE Petroleum Engineering Certification Program*. This program provides E&P professionals an opportunity to validate technical knowledge, show a commitment to professionalism, obtain a recognized credential, and achieve employer and peer recognition. Register for the exam and download the exam study guide.
* SPE Certification is a credential of technical knowledge as demonstrated by exam. SPE Certification does not constitute a license to practice petroleum engineering or permit the use of the title engineer in public or on legal documents.
Field Trip: The Geology of the Hurricane Katrina Disaster in New Orleans—What Happened?
During Hurricane Katrina, A 20-ft storm surge was experienced in southeast Louisiana, with 18 ft of surge reaching the eastern margins of the greater New Orleans area. Levees failed along several critical canals, which resulted in more than 80% of the city being flooded. This field trip offers a glimpse into what happened that day, what were the lessons learned, and how is New Orleans recovering. Learn more.
1800–2000, Exhibit Floor, Level 1
The Welcome Reception opens ATCE’s exhibition of the latest technologies and products on the market. The reception gives attendees a chance to network with other leading E&P professionals while enjoying complimentary food and beverages. Admittance is included with conference registration.
25-Year Club Breakfast
The 25-Year Club is for SPE members with 25 years or more of continuous membership. SPE will offer a networking breakfast for these members. 1990 SPE President Orville D. Gaither will be the guest speaker. The presentation begins at 0730 hours.
The 25-Year/Century Club is open daily during ATCE, 0800 to 1200 and 1300 to 1600 hours, Monday and Tuesday, and 0800 to 1200 hours, Wednesday, and is located in room 204, level 2.
1215–1345, Room 208–210
The ATCE 2009 General Chairperson Rich Kruger, president of ExxonMobil Production Company, will share his insights on the industry.
Annual Reception and Banquet
1830–2230, La Louisiane Ballroom
Prior to the Annual Banquet, all banquet attendees are invited to gather for a reception. The Annual Banquet recognizes SPE members who have made significant contributions to the oil and gas industry. See the list of award recipients.
New! Topical Breakfast
0700–0815, Room 208–210
The Future of Unconventional Gas Resources
Join us Tuesday morning for a joint breakfast presentation on the future of unconventional gas—from Canadian and global market perspectives. Read more.
JPT Legends of Production and Operations Luncheon
1215–1345, La Louisiane Ballroom C
Please join us as we honor the contributions of those who were pioneers in production and operations technology. See who's being honored.
Many universities have scheduled alumni breakfasts and receptions to coincide with ATCE 2009. See a list of scheduled events.
SPE “Run for the Future” 5K Fun Run/Walk
0700–0800, Starts at the World Trade Center
Whether you run or walk, participating in the “Run for the Future” directly impacts the careers of future petroleum engineers and helps strengthen the future of SPE. Proceeds from this event benefit the Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship Fund.
New! Topical Breakfast
0700–0815, Room 333–334
Cantarell: A Supergiant with a Successful History and a Challenging Future
On Wednesday morning, Carlos Morales Gil, director general of Pemex E&P, will present a history of Cantarell since its discovery as well as the myths that surround it. Read more.
Energize Your Classroom! Energy4me Teacher Workshop
0730–1500, Room 338-339
Want to make a difference at ATCE? Volunteer to give our invited teachers a guided tour of the exhibition floor. Or participate during their afternoon activities to offer insight on how classroom curriculum translates into real-world projects. Contact us for more information.
President’s Luncheon and Annual Meeting of Members
1145–1315, La Louisiane Ballroom
Symbolizing SPE’s heritage of industry leadership, this prestigious event presents the “State of the Society” address from 2009 SPE President Leo Roodhart, who passes the presidential gavel to 2010 SPE President Behrooz Fattahi. Also recognized are the newly-appointed board members, SPE distinguished members, former presidents, and regional award recipients.
Other Event Links
- Guest Tours
- Short Courses
- Student Events
- Young Professionals Events
- SPE Research and Development Technical Section Meeting
- SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section Workshop
- 1300 to 1700 hours, Sunday, 4 October, RSVP by 30 September to Shasta Stephenson.
- SPE Wellbore Positioning Technical Section Meeting
- 0830 to 1700 hours, Thursday, 8 October,
Contact Simon McCulloch to register.
- 0830 to 1700 hours, Thursday, 8 October, Contact Simon McCulloch to register.