|Upcoming Events||Start Date||Online Registration Deadline|
|HGS General Lunch: Managing “Big Data” and Finding the “Sweet Spots”: Principal Component Analysis and Neural Analysis of Seismic Attributes to the Rescue||04-29 11:15am||04-28 5:00am|
|Depositional Systems and Facies Variability in the Wilcox Group in Texas Core Workshop||05-05 9:00am|
|HGS General Dinner - Mega-Regional View of Plays around the Northern Gulf of Mexico from an Onshore, Offshore Composited PSDM Seismic Grid||05-11 5:30pm||05-11 5:00am|
|HGS Continuing Education - The Resume Doctor is IN||05-12 7:30am||05-10 11:45pm|
|HGS E & E - How to Get Product to Market Navigating the Endangered Species Act: A Case Study Using the Lesser Prairie-chicken||05-13 5:30pm||05-13 5:00am|
|2015 HGS AGC Geomechanics Conference - Geomechanics in Unconventionals||05-18 8:00am||05-14 12:00am|
|HGS Joint North American & International Dinner - Paleogeographic Constraints on Middle to Late Jurassic Tectonic Reconstruction of the Maya Block of Southern Mexico and Equivalent Strata of Northwestern South America||05-18 5:30pm||05-18 5:00am|
|HGS Northsiders' Luncheon - Resource Play Fairway Modeling and Prediction: Maturity, Hydrocarbon Fluid Composition and Pressure Analysis in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale||05-19 11:15am||05-18 12:00pm|
|HGS General Lunch - Oil prices: Lower 48 companies and plays – breakeven analysis||05-27 11:15am|
|2015 Guest Night||06-06 7:00pm||06-05 5:00am|
|HGS International Dinner - Pre-Salt Play Elements, Play Potential and Continental Margin Type: South Atlantic||06-15 5:30pm|
|2015 HGS Skeet Shoot!||06-27 8:00am||06-26 12:00pm|
|30th Annual GSH Clay Shoot Tournament||08-22 7:00am|
|2015 14th PESGB HGS Africa Conference||09-03 8:00am|
|2015 GCAGS||09-20 8:00am|
Unlike last month, the sun is shining, the temperature is nice, but I am still pondering anew. Because of the late 4th quarter downturn, the 1st quarter continuance, and the need to tell members that “It’s only over if you want it to be;” I’m pondering the present and the past of oil field employment.
Will You Be a Survivor?
A few days ago I was discussing my Editor’s Column with a colleague. Considering the recent events in our business (falling oil prices, budget cuts, layoffs) he suggested I use a future column to reassure the younger members that everything will be okay for them. This seemed like a pretty good idea until I gave it some more thought. In good conscience, I can’t tell or try to convince anyone in our business that all will be fine in the future. I can, however, fairly confidently state that the industry will be okay and will probably have a good future. Whether or not any particular member will be a part of that future is much less certain.