The SPE Podcast

The SPE Podcast Microphone Welcome to The SPE Podcast. SPE is a diverse organization with many stories to share with you. SPE podcasts are presented in a variety of formats, including interviews with industry experts about technical subjects and career advice, messages from SPE’s President, stories about the contributions of our industry to society, sustainability topics, and more.

New SPE podcasts are released every one to two weeks on Tuesdays.

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Featured Episode:

SPE Podcast Episode Promo - Data and AI in the Petroleum Industry with Jeff Baetz

Data and AI in the Petroleum Industry with Jeff Baetz

8 September 2020


In this podcast discussion, we talk about how artificial intelligence can help the industry through the digital transformation. This transition is a priority for oil and gas companies to reduce risk while improving operational efficiency.

Recent Episodes

The Way Ahead with Jeff Spath and Jennifer Miskimins

1 September 2020


In this podcast discussion, we are talking about the way ahead for students and recent graduates in petroleum engineering.

The COVID-19 pandemic-induced oil and gas downturn has caused a lot of uncertainty for students, especially petroleum engineers. Whether they are starting their college career or looking to enter the workforce, there are many challenges ahead. We intend to address those challenges and to answer questions live from the audience.

Our guests in this episode include:

  • Jeff Spath, Professor and the Department Head of the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University
  • Jennifer Miskimins, Professor and the Department Head of the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines

Staying Strong with Shauna Noonan

25 August 2020


"Members often ask me if I am disappointed with how the latter portion of my presidency was affected by the pandemic and the crash of oil prices. To be honest, I am not disappointed. I was able to visit many sections as President-Elect and speak at many events; however, the role of SPE President is much greater than that. This time was critical to serve as chair of the SPE Board and guide our society through an inflection point, requiring us to anticipate how to deliver on our mission to our members in a post-pandemic world."

In this episode, Shauna Noonan shares the status of each goal she set while being this year's SPE President and the pandemic’s impact on it.

Drillbotics with Fred Florence and Enrique Losoya

18 August 2020


SPE's Paige McCown talks with Fred Florence, president of Rig Operations/founding member of SPE’s Drilling System Automation Technical Section, and Enrique Losoya, Petroleum Engineering doctoral student at Texas A&M University, about drilling automation and the SPE International Drillbotics competition.


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