On February 15th, Dr. Michael Economides, professor at the Cullen College of Engineering of the University of Houston and a very interesting and outspoken speaker, returns to POPS. In addition to discussing the world’s future energy supplies, Dr. Economides will describe the role China will play as it competes for energy sources in the international market
also the subject of his new book,
Energy: China’s Choke Point.
I hope that each of you (97 attended) enjoyed the presentation by Wayne Andrews of InterOil Corporation and the economics and political aspects of such a large gas field(s)
development in a rather remote area of the world. Always interesting to
see how the "little guy" can successfully compete against the giants. I have posted a link on the POPS web site where you can see the latest presentation released on Wednesday, January 20, 2010.
We have had large crowds in the past for Dr. Economides’ presentations and we look forward to seeing you at the meeting. Come early and bring a guest and enjoy the fellowship, lunch and the dynamic speaker who has always had a great deal of influence in our business.
Minutes of the February 15th meeting
Doc Stokley, President,
opened the meeting and welcomed all and, in the absence of Ken Morris, Chaplain, gave the invocation. Doc also reported three deaths: Loren Horton, Owner, Horton Petroleum Corporation, died January 2010; Lawrence A. (Larry) Kuebler, retired Division Geologist, Texaco, Inc., died July 9, 2009 and Jacob M. (Jake) Lebeaux, Stanolind Oil and Gas Company, International Equipment Leasing Company/Universal Compressor/ Exterran Holdings and Consultant, died February 14, 2010.
Preston Meeks, Vice President-Fellowship,
reported sixteen guests: Brad Fischer, retired, sponsored by Jim Smith;
Stan Napper, Dean of Engineering, Louisiana Tech, sponsored by Ron Harrell; Fred Saunders, sponsored by Dean Callender; Allan Abbott, Industrial Equipment Company, sponsored by Roger Simmons; Jim Patterson, sponsored by Lou Powers; Sam Peppiatt, Peppiatt Exploration, sponsored by Carle Sharp; Dave Cooney, sponsored by Don DePugh; Willie Vera, Slawson Exploration, sponsored by John Grubb; Maria Ancheril, MCS, sponsored by Paul Jukes; Samara Silverman, PLS, sponsored by Michael Economides; Francisco Padua, INPAC, sponsored by Phil Tuttle and the following who attended in response to the newspaper ad: Oscar Mijares, Galway Group; Jonathan Stigant, Stignet Enterprises; David Smith, SAIC; Delmas Heinke, Bay Water Transportation and Stan Druck, First Computer Corporation.
Max Johnson, Membership Secretary,
reported one new member, Donald C. Rusk, retired, Amoco, Consultant,
nominated by Tom Rankin.
Bob Scott, Vice President Program,
introduced our speaker, Dr. Michael Economides, who discussed the world’s
future energy supplies and the role China will play as it competes for
energy sources in the international market.
Bob Scott, Historian,