Review for the Principles and Practice Exam
This 2-day preparatory study course will share best practices for engineering professionals getting ready to take the professional registration examination or the SPE certification examination. Questions similar to those found on a typical examination will be reviewed in an effort to raise awareness of exam content. Areas covered include drilling and completions, production logging, economics, reservoir engineering and formation evaluation.
- Participants will be able to strategically approach the study process
- Participants will know of valuable reference materials needed for successful completion of the exam
- Participants will be made aware of general procedures and requirements for registration
Course materials and sample problems are updated each year to remain abreast of changes in the examination. No current test questions are reviewed or distributed during the class.
Why You Should Attend
This course can save you valuable time by helping you study in a focused way. By the time you take the exam, you’ll have the confidence of knowing that you are well prepared.
Who Should Attend
This course is for anyone desiring U.S. professional registration or taking the SPE Certification Exam.
There are no special requirements for this course.
1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 2-day course.
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Richard G. Hughes is a Professional-in-Residence at the Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering (PETE) at Louisiana State University. He earned a BS in petroleum engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and held various production, reservoir and IT positions with Tenneco Oil Company, Dwights EnergyData and Amerada Hess.
Hughes earned his MS and PhD in petroleum engineering from Stanford University, then joined the University of Oklahoma’s Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering as an assistant professor. His research interests include using CO2 for enhanced oil recovery and carbon sequestration, modeling multiphase flow in porous media and rock fractures, production data analysis, natural gas storage and reservoir engineering of unconventional resources.
Robert W. Chase is professor and chair of the Department of Petroleum Engineering and Geology at Marietta College and has served in that position since 1978. Prior to this, he served as an assistant professor of petroleum engineering at West Virginia University from 1976 to 1978. He worked previously for Halliburton Services, Gulf Research and Development Company and the Department of Energy. He has served as a consultant to Columbia Gas, NiSource, Dominion Resources, EQT (formerly Equitable Resources), Cabot Oil and Gas and CONSOL Energy/CNX. Chase received his BS, MS, and PhD in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Penn State. He has published numerous technical papers in the areas of natural gas engineering and well testing, but his primary devotion has been to undergraduate petroleum engineering education.
Chase was as a member of the SPE’s Board of Directors from 1991–1994. He has served as chair of the Education and Accreditation Committee of SPE and president of the Association of Heads of US Petroleum Engineering Schools. He served one year as SPE’s representative on the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET in addition to serving as a visitor on numerous ABET visiting teams.
Shawket Ghedan is reservoir simulation engineering advisor with CMG. He has more than 22 years of both academic and industrial experience in the area of reservoir engineering, management, and modeling. He has authored more than 40 technical papers, and taught many reservoir engineering and reservoir modeling courses world-wide. He holds a BS in petroleum engineering from the University of Baghdad and ME and PhD degrees in reservoir engineering from Colorado School of Mines. Ghedan is currently involved in a number of SPE activities. He was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 2005–2006. He was awarded the 2009 MENA Regional Reservoir Description and Dynamics Technical award, 2010 SPE Outstanding Technical Editor award, and 2011 MENA Regional Distinguished Petroleum Engineering Faculty award.
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