September 18, 2007

The Society of Petroleum Engineers will be holding a seminar:  “Professional Ethics for Petroleum Engineers.” This seminar will give participants an introduction to the guidelines and concepts of professional ethics in petroleum engineering.  The presentation will begin with a review of ethical guidelines from professional societies and continue with examples of ethical questions in drilling, production, completion, reservoir, and environmental control engineering. The examples will be discussed from the perspective of a consultant, an industry employee, and a supervisor. The discussion will fulfill the requirement of one full hour of continuing education on ethics for registered professional engineers.

The speaker, John Rogers Smith, Associate Professor and holder of the Campanile Charities Professorship of Offshore Mining and Petroleum Engineering at LSU, holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UT Austin and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from LSU.  The seminar will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2007, from 10:00-11:30 AM in room 953, 935 Gravier Building, in New Orleans. The cost is $25 per person. RSVP to Steve Moore:  504-592-7062 or email:

Article by Mimi LaValle, LSU college of Engineering, 225-578-5706,

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