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New Scholarship Fund Established for Canadian Students
Front Row: Stephan Benediktson (center) with SPECEF Board Members
Back Row: Stephan Benediktson’s sons, Steve and David, and daughter, Susan, as well as 2018 SPE President Darcy Spady
The Benediktson family (pictured above) generously donated CAD 100,000 to the SPE Canadian Educational Foundation to create a scholarship endowment fund. The Stephan V. Benediktson Scholarship Fund will provide one scholarship annually to a Canadian student who is in the third year of pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Engineering at a Canadian or US university. Preference will be given to those who are enrolled in a petroleum engineering program and who are SPE student members.
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Review your SPE profile and select the following options under Communication Preferences:
- Select to receive SPE content either by: Email Only or by Both Mail and Email.
- Select Canada as one of your Geographic Regions.
- Select one or more options in the Events Based on Geographical Regions section.
You must have both “Canada” and “Conferences, workshops, forums, etc.” selected in order to receive information about conferences, workshops, and other events taking place in the region.
A Message from 2018 SPE President Darcy Spady
Did you know?
The co-located conferences, (SPE Canada Unconventional Resources Conference and the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference), taking place 15-16 February 2017, will generate a large number of technical papers focused on Canadian content. Access to all of the papers at both conferences is included with full registration.
Twice the knowledge and half the price. That’s what the combined events offer. SPE is putting together the two best conferences in Canada, giving you convenient access to the technical sessions for both conferences and the shared exhibition.
The vision for co-locating these two conferences is to create Canada’s premiere oil and gas conference and exhibition, one that includes quality technical presentations, industry-focused exhibitions, and brings key people together for knowledge sharing, discussions, and networking.
We are asking our Canadian oil and gas community for their support and participation in this conference. As commodity prices are poised for a rebound, there is no better time to ensure everyone, including the Young Professionals in your organization, are at their prime technically. Please join me and our fellow Canadian oil and gas colleagues at this incredible event in February. Registration is open and early-bird rates are available through 1 February.
SPE Unconventional Resources Conference
SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference
Canada Regional Awards Recipients
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Technical and networking luncheons
SPE sections in Canada offer Technical and Networking Luncheons on a monthly basis. Contact Member Services Specialist Jill Thomas at +1-403-930-5453, or your local section for the upcoming luncheons.
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- University of Saskatchewan
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