11 Aug, 2015

PetroSkills Instructors welcomed into SPE’s ‘Legion of Honor’

Two PetroSkills instructors, Mr. Richard Schroeder and Dr. George Slater, were recently welcomed into the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Legion of Honor.  Both have held their SPE membership for 50 consecutive years.  SPE honored each with a commemorative plaque and exempt dues for the remainder of their membership. 

Mr. Richard Schroeder, member of the Dallas Section of SPE, is founder and President of RHS Management, specializing in technical and management consulting for the petroleum industry. He has more than 45 years of experience in engineering, international operations, management and teaching experience in all phases of exploration, production, research and corporate development. He specializes in reservoir management, production optimization, drilling, operations, completion and workover capabilities, personnel development, communications and multi-discipline team building. He has authored articles and manuals on various phases of petroleum engineering and personnel management. He is a member of API, SPE, IPAA, and TIPRO, is a Tau Beta Pi Fellow, and has various outstanding lecturer awards. He received a B.S. in Engineering Science and an M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

PetroSkills courses taught by Mr. Schroeder include:


Dr. George Slater, member of the Gulf Coast Section of SPE, has over 45 years’ experience as an engineer and professor. In addition to creating software systems used worldwide to integrate engineering and geological data, he has worked in various management positions as a reservoir engineer, and taught at Pennsylvania State University. He has authored a number of papers on Reservoir Simulation and engineering problems. He received a B.A. in Arts & Letters with M.S. and PhD degrees in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.

PetroSkills courses taught by Dr. Slater include: