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Date: April 10th, 2015 @ 8:00AM
Location: Sundale Country Club
Format: 4 Person Scramble
Costs: $125/player
SPE Members Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 31st
Final Registration Deadline: April 6th
Sponsors Info: Scott Myers @
Registration Info: Pam Willis @
Grand Prize: Round of golf @ Pelican Hill in Newport Beach 

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SPE General Meeting

March 19, 2015-General Section Meeting

Topic: Kern County Oil and Gas EIR
Speaker: Lorelei Oviatt, Kern County

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 11:30 AM
Location: The Petroleum Club, 12th Floor, 5060 California Avenue, Bakersfield

Cost: With online payment or RSVP: $25 members, $30 non-members
Walk-ins: $30 members, $35 non-members

Reservations: RSVP by Tuesday morning March 17th, using one of the two options:
Using the corresponding link below to pay online using your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or PayPal account:

PayPal Link for SPE Members - $25

PayPal Link for Non-SPE Members - $30

OR contact Pamela Willis at
(661) 665-5449

Walk-ins and attendees with email/phone RSVP must pay at the door. Credit cards and cash accepted at the door. RSVP no shows may be billed.


Lorelei Oviatt is currently leading the team on a 2.8 mil-lion acre project level EIR and Zoning amendment to streamline oil and gas permitting for Kern County and DOGGR and other State agencies. Updates and sched-ules will be discussed and how this effort will affect the future of our industry not just in Kern County but all of California.


Lorelei Oviatt, AICP, is Director for the Kern County Planning and Community Devel-opment Department in California and has worked in both the public and private sec-tor in land development As the Director she manages the Kern County General Plan, Metropolitan Bakersfield General Plan and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance. In her capacity as the Home Rule Program Coordinator, she has been involved in a number of successful NEPA challenges to Federal actions. She coordinates the review and comments on rules and regulations, and facilitates communication with State and Federal agencies from the perspective of their impact on private property owners, Kern County business and local government. Her years of professional planning experience in the public and private sectors focuses on project management of large scale, multi-agency planning efforts and moving extremely com-plex projects through the system under accelerated timeframes. Under her leadership Kern County has over 9162 MW of renewable energy projects permitted with 2/3 built and over 2000 MW more in process of review under CEQA to attain the Kern County Board of Supervisor’s goal of 10,000 MW in production by 2015.

She is a member of the American Planning Association (APA), the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and the American Society for Public Administration. She is a past Director of the Southern Division for the Central Section of the California Chapter of the American Planning Association. Born and raised in South Florida, she has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Philosophy from Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio and a Masters of Public Administration from California State University, Bakersfield where she is a Lecturer for Urban Planning in the Department of Business and Public Administration.


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