The Congo Section came back to life in September 2006 after more than 7 years of pause. Energized by Tony Ogunkoya (SPE Congo Chairman), the section had a thriving start with a joint Young Professional and Main Board event: “Developing Young E&P Professionals To Solve the Big Crew Change,” held 22 September in Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo. Fifty-three people attended the meetings indicating a great interest in the subject and in SPE activities in Congo. As proof of such enthusiasm, the number of SPE members increased by a factor of 10 between September and November 2006.
—Loris Tealdi, Reservoir Manager, Eni Congo S.A