Leadership

Elected in November of 2016, the current executive board for OSU SPE will serve from January 2017 until December of 2017. 


President  Michael Tantillo

Michael Tantillo is a Senior studying Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Petroleum Engineering. Michael is from Denver, Colorado. During his time at Oklahoma State, Michael has been an active member of Society of Petroleum Engineers as well as CEAT Student Council. Michael is a member of the SPE Petrobowl Team, and has competed in the National Competitions in Austin, Texas and Denver, Colorado. Michael spent the 2015 and 2016 summers with Halliburton. In the summer of 2017, he had the opportunity to complete a Reservoir Engineering internship with Ascent Resources. Michael's hobbies include ice hockey, fishing, and spending time with friends and family.


 
 
Vice President Chase Holderman

Chase Holderman is a Junior level chemical engineering major with a petroleum Engineering minor. Growing up In Oklahoma Chase was raised an Oklahoma state cowboys fan. Along with rooting for OSU athletics Chase is a member of a social fraternity, has participated in shows on campus, and enjoys getting involved in the college of engineering. Chase is the middle child of three and the only engineer in his immediate family. Chase will be a field operations engineering intern for Devon Energy during the summer of 2016.

Membership Chair Talor Newville

Talor Newville is a Senior from Norman, Oklahoma who is currently pursuing a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management with a minor in Petroleum Engineering and is expected to graduate in May of 2018. Throughout her time at Oklahoma State she has been involved in activities such as CEAT Freshman Council, Society of Women Engineers, Wings of Hope volunteer, as well as serving on the recruitment team for her National PanHellenic Sorority. She had an internship at NORDAM during the summer of 2016 and at Textron Aviation as a Continuous Improvement Intern during the summer of 2017. Her hobbies include traveling and watching Oklahoma City Thunder basketball.

Treasurer — Link Strickland

Link Strickland, a Senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Petroleum Engineering and Economics, is set to graduate in May 2018. He has lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma his entire life and graduated from Metro Christian Academy in 2013. He has been involved with SPE since August of 2014. In addition to Treasurer of SPE on campus, Link also serves as IFC Internal Vice President and Into the Streets Internal Vice Chair among other positions. In the summers of 2015 and 2016, he had the opportunity to complete Facilities Engineering and Drilling Engineering internships with ConocoPhillips in Houston, Texas. In the summer of 2017, Link will be returning to ConocoPhillips in Houston for his final internship. In his spare time, he enjoys attending any Oklahoma State sporting events and playing basketball at the Colvin Center with friends.

 

Secretary — Chris Poulan

Chris Poulan is currently a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering and will graduate in May of 2019. He is also pursuing two minors, one in Petroleum Engineering as well as another in Finance.  He is from Trophy Club, Texas where he graduated from Fort Worth Christian High School in 2015. Chris has been an active member of SPE since arriving at OSU in the fall of 2015. He has also been involved in many other organizations and philanthropies at Oklahoma State. His hobbies include traveling, playing soccer and playing golf.

Event Chair  Tyler Goldsmith

Tyler Goldsmith is a Senior Chemical Engineering major from Texarkana, Texas. Other than his involvement in SPE, Tyler is active in his social fraternity, the K-12 Outreach committee head in CEAT Student Council, and a member of AIChE. Tyler is involved in undergraduate research at OSU, conducting a study supporting a project with upstream energy applications. He spent last summer interning with Phillips 66 in the Lubricants business unit in Houston, Texas. He gained exposure to the petroleum industry as a Production Engineering Intern with Trinity River Energy in Fort Worth, Texas in the summer of 2016. Tyler is also a WW Allen Scholar.

University Student Representative — Scarlett-Nicole Tucker

Scarlett-Nicole Tucker is a Senior majoring in Chemical Engineering and minoring in Petroleum Engineering set to graduate in December, 2017. Miss Tucker grew up in Oklahoma where she attended Windsor Hills Baptist High School, graduating Valedictorian. During her time at OSU, she has been scholastically effective and a dedicated SPE member. In addition to being the University Student Representative of SPE on campus, she holds several campus leadership roles which include serving as Vice President and Founder of OSU Student chapter of Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA), Chemkids Director for AICHE and Secretary of Omega Chi Epsilon-Chemical Engineering Honors SocietyHer strong work ethic, academic performance and passion for the energy industry has afforded Nicole significant opportunity and recognition by World -class companies in the industry.   In her free time,  Nicole enjoys traveling, cooking, and time with family and friends.

Graduate School Representative - Clark Cunningham

Clark Cunningham is a graduate student pursuing his master's in Petroleum Engineering. Prior to his time at Oklahoma State, Clark received his in Bachelors in Petroleum Engineering at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. After his Bachelors, Clark worked for Elite Well Services as a hydraulic fracturing engineer, then moved to ConocoPhillips as a completions engineer, targeting unconventional Permian targets.Today, Clark works on optimizing stimulation design in the Permian Basin's ROZ play. Clark is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and has competed in the SPE Petrobowl national competition in 2015 and 2016. Clark's hobbies include golf, tennis, investments, and spending time with loved ones.

Faculty Advisor Dr. Prem Bikkina
Dr. Bikkina is currently an assistant professor in the School of Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. He is a chemical (B.S. and M.S.) and petroleum (Ph.D.) engineer by training. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Earth Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley. He has also worked in various chemical and petroleum industries. His current research interests include enhanced hydrocarbon recovery, geological sequestration, and multiphase emulsion characterization. He is a member of SPE, AIChE, ACS, and ASME. His work resulted into high impact journal publications and patents in the above research areas and he has been working as a reviewer for more than 10 international journals. In his free time, he likes to read, explore YouTube and Google, and entertain his family and friends.