Jeanne M. Perdue

Jeanne Perdue is a petroleum journalist, oil and gas technology magazine editor, freelance technical writer and petrocomputing market advisor in Houston, TX.


After earning a BS degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany, Perdue worked at the Texaco research labs, performing core analysis and heavy oil analysis. Then, at the Texaco technical library, she conducted online literature searches for fellow scientists and engineers. She later joined Hart Publications as a technical editor for Petroleum Engineer International and Hart’s E&P magazines. Perdue also gained experience in e-learning at IHRDC and in technical marketing with JuMPstart Ventures, her own technical writing business. She grew a 20-page newsletter called Upstream CIO into an award-winning 100-page magazine called Upstream Techology, later renamed Zeus Technology magazine when she worked at Zeus Development Corp. She is now building a company to be called PetroComputing.


An active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Perdue was the first woman to be appointed Review Chairman for the SPE Peer Review Committee. She helped develop the SPE Magic Suitcase and the SPE MasterDisc CD-ROM. She has also served on the SPE Public Energy Education Committee and was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Section for three years, serving as Community Services Chairman in charge of 14 committees.


Perdue received the SPE Young Member Outstanding Service Award in 1992 and the SPE Gulf Coast Region Service Award in 2009, was named one of 50 Key IT Women in Energy in 2003 and a Woman of Excellence by the Federation of Houston Professional Women in 2004, and in 2008 received a Leadership in Technology Award from the Houston Chapter of the Association for Women in Computing. Her magazine won a Distinguished Award at the local level and a Merit Award in the international competition of the Society for Technical Communication.


Very active in education initiatives, Perdue was elected to the Alief ISD school board, served as president of the Alief Education Foundation for 10 years, was on the advisory board for the Energy Literacy Project, and chaired the industry advisory board for the Houston Community College’s Energy Institute at the Northwest Campus.


Her personal motto is: “Learning, Loving, Serving.”

13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Chick Walsh  |  May 8, 2009 at 3:58 am


    We met at the Sprint Petrochemical Summit. Can you contact me at 925 580-2282 please. I need to discuss the wireless field forms that we discussedwith you.

    Thank you

    Chick Walsh

  • 2. Nwabia Francis  |  July 27, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    u r really a woman of great intergrity

    • 3. petrocomputing  |  July 27, 2009 at 10:49 pm

      Thank you, Francis.
      If you truly care about people and try to help their business, you will be successful.
      Folks, Francis is my protege in the SPE Mentoring Program. He’s a Nigerian student.
      I hope all “seasoned” SPE members will volunteer to take part in this program.
      Love, Jeanne

  • 4. Tom Finlay  |  October 1, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Hi Jeanne,

    I met you at an oil industry event while you were with Zeus, and I like your blog. I would like to add you as a LinkedIn contact.

    I am interested in your blog, and if you accept press releases, advertising, etc.

    Our firm provides data center infrastructure, servers, and specialized data storage and archival hardware and software. I’m trying to grow our energy industry customer base, and some of the new technologies that we work with would be great to e&p firms.

    Please get back to me with more information – Thanks!

    Tom Finlay

    832-448-3200 x14

  • 5. G Liu  |  October 15, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Hi, Jeanne:

    I met with you long time ago while working with previous company. In my mind, you are smart lady, graceful with brain. I even recall that during an SPE show, you were in a booth where they conducted contest and you gave the correct answer and won right there.

    Today, I read through your introduction and get a better view about you. I admire you and feel blessed that our communities have a person like you.

    Take care.


  • 6. Zoe Corsi  |  April 17, 2010 at 3:37 am


    We have met at OTC a few times – I hope you remember me! I still have one of your badges! I am a PR consultant based in Aberdeen and would really like to talk to you about our need to access the technology developer community in Houston – perhaps we can do business together? Could you contact me on Thanks – looking forward to hearing from you.

  • 7. Alex Kotyck  |  April 23, 2010 at 5:11 am

    Is there a way you can alert me via email to new posts?

    • 8. petrocomputing  |  April 23, 2010 at 10:48 pm

      Dear Alex:
      If you would like to receive an e-mail every time the PetroComputing blog is updated, you can go to the left column, expand the choices under Dashboard, and click on Subscriptions. Then you can decide what time of day you want to receive the e-mail. That should set you up nicely!
      Love, Jeanne

  • 9. Nwabia Francis N  |  November 15, 2010 at 2:24 am

    It has being a long time I heard from.You were my SPE Mentor 2009 and I would want to maintain the mentoring relationship just that the website does not allow access.
    I thank you so much in your motherly care and help throughout the last year e-mentoring,I so much appreciate.
    Thanks and God bless.Pls I dont know if you can call me @ your convenience(+2348069408223)

  • 10. Mark Speccia  |  July 7, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Hi Jeanne,

    Would you be interested in writing content for our Fuel Additives Website. We also need white papers developed. If you are interested please email Mark at


    • 11. petrocomputing  |  July 13, 2013 at 1:54 am

      Too busy working at Oxy, hiring three people to help me out. Thanks for asking, though. – Jeanne

    • 13. petrocomputing  |  March 2, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Why? These press releases were sent to me.
      Are you with any of these companies?
      – Jeanne


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