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Projects, Facilities, and Construction Dinner

Join us for the Projects, Facilities, and Construction Dinner on Monday, 28 September from 1900-2130 in Room 372 CF at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas, USA. The topic for the dinner is “On Managing Product Complexity” and a panel of project management experts will address the role of complexity in project failures and suggests remedies. Also, a part of the discussion will be guided by the results of the SPE Complexity Work Study Group, which is currently studying the issue.


  • James R. Deaver, E., Engineering Advisor Oil Field Development (OFD) Engineering, LLC
  • Jeff Edwards, Project Manager, Shell
  • Ed Merrow, Founder and President, Independent Project Associates (IPA)

The panel discussion will be moderated by Howard Duhon, P.E.; GATE; SPE Projects, Facilities, and Construction Director.

The Projects, Facilities, and Construction Dinner is sponsored by GATE and WorleyParsons.

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Purchase your PFC Dinner ticket in advance by going to the ATCE registration page.


SPE Announces International Award Winners for 2014

The SPE Board of Directors approved the 2014 International Award recipients at their recent meeting in Cartagena, Colombia. Seventeen international award committees recommended these winners to the board because of their outstanding and significant technical, professional, and service contributions to SPE and the petroleum industry. SPE President Jeff Spath will present the awards to the winners in October at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.