SPE Online Education
This preparatory study course will share best practices for engineering professionals getting ready to take the professional registration or the SPE certification exam. Questions similar to those found on a typical exam 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
Note: The SPE Certification exam has changed to a 70 question, multiple choice, and seven hour exam. The SPE Certification exam can now be taken via computer based testing at over 700 exam centers around the globe. The U.S. PE License exam is still an 80 question, multiple choice, and eight hour exam. In the video, references to ABET or NCEES pertain to the U.S. PE License exam.
Robert W. Chase
Professor and Chair of the Department of Petroleum Engineering and Geology at Marietta College
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. 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 a member of 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 ABETS visiting teams.
Chase received his BS, MS, and PhD in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Penn State.
Richard G. Hughes
Professional-in-residence at the Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering (PETE) at Louisiana State University
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.
1.6 CEUs Offered