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Dear Colleagues and Supporters of SPE:

The East Kentucky Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers is excited to host the 2023 SPE Eastern Regional Meeting at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia on October 4-6, 2023. Oglebay Resort is conveniently located near the Pittsburgh International Airport, the Southpointe office park, and the heart of unconventional shale activity. We acknowledge that your company and its employees have multiple options when selecting conferences to sponsor and attend and hence, we take your support of this conference very seriously and are appreciative of your consideration. Every year, we have counted on our generous sponsors to help cover the costs of this event, as all profits fund scholarships given to student chapters of the five sister SPE sections in Appalachia. The East Kentucky Section has awarded over $350,000 in such scholarships over our 40 plus years of giving, including $20,000 in scholarships to Marietta College Petroleum Engineering students in the past two years. With your support, we hope to maintain, if not increase, our leve of giving in the years to come.

We are excited to hold the meeting at this venue. We think combining the traditional technical sessions, keynote address, and networking opportunities you have come to expect from the ERM, along with an in-depth panel discussion with key industry leaders, will provide a great learning experience. This is all set within the world class amenities of Oglebay Resort. Our hope is that this event will appeal to both new attendees and longtime supporters of this great annual tradition.

Sponsors will receive continued exposure starting from the time of sponsorship and extending beyond the completion of the meeting. We will utilize all our basin wide section meetings, the event website, social media, and on-site advertisements to thank and advertise our sponsoring partners as part of the event. At the meeting, sponsors will find their companies advertised in the registration area, exhibit halls, at all social outings, as well as special recognition at our keynote luncheon and closing remarks. The program committee will coordinate with our sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees to continually evolve the conference program and meet your expectations, and we are happy to facilitate any sponsorship opportunity you and your organization may require to participate.

Thank you for your continued support and interest in SPE and its role in nurturing able, innovative, and technically competent leaders to succeed in our industry for years to come. We ask that you join our efforts to plan and host a successful meeting to demonstrate the resilience of our industry and its role in providing affordable, reliable, and abundant energy for the day-to-day lives of global citizens…. now more than ever.

We look forward to seeing you at Oglebay in October!


Mark D. Pierce, P.E.
East Kentucky Section Chair

2023 ERM Meeting Chair


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