WRM Update Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)​

The 2020 Western Regional Meeting (WRM) Committee is monitoring the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and evaluating potential impacts on the 2020 WRM . Ensuring that the WRM  is a safe and productive event for everyone is our highest priority, and we will be following all guidance from federal and local health agencies.


We understand that many participants are unable to attend due to travel restrictions and have therefore decided to postpone the 2020 WRM to a later date.   


We are currently working with our host hotel & convention center to determine an optimum date to reschedule the meeting. Once we have selected a date we will notify all authors, attendees, and exhibitors. We appreciate your patience as we work through the details of the postponement. For those participants that have already registered, we will provide the opportunity to either maintain or cancel your current registration.


We encourage all attendees to adopt healthy travel habits, and to consult the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) for additional guidance.


For more information, please contact Jared Paddock, 2020 WRM Chairperson.


San Joaquin Valley SPE Section Surface Study Group Meeting 

  California Code of Regulations (CCR) for Surface Facility Projects

Thursday, March 26th @ 11:30 AM         

Petroleum Club, 12th Floor
5060 California Ave, Bakersfield 

Speaker:  Stuart Heisler, Senior Technical Director, Anacapa Engineering and Design Inc.

Reservations:  RSVP by March 20th to avoid walk-in payments

Pay Online: Online Payment Link

Or Email Peter New at Peter.New@Chevron.com


The State of California regulates the design of oil field surface facilities through the California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 16 Business and Professions Code and Title 8 Industrial Relations.  These regulations were established as a result of incredible and avoidable industrial accidents causing thousands of deaths in the early 1900s.  This presentation reviews the history of these regulations and explains the minimum requirements for designing oil field facilities in California.

Stuart Heisler has over 35 years of experience in conventional and alternate energy engineering. After earning a BS in Chemical Engineering at Wayne State University in 1982, he started his career with Shell Oil as a Production Engineer. He then worked as a Facilities Engineer for Chevron in the late 1980s before taking a position as a Process Engineer at TJ Cross Engineers in 1990 where he eventually became a partner and the Engineering Manager until the firm was acquired in 2015. After a brief stint at retirement, in 2017 Stuart co-founded Anacapa Engineering and Design, Inc. in Bakersfield, Ca. Stuart holds a Mechanical Engineering License in CA and eight (8) US Patents in Solar Steam Generation for EOR.

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