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Earlier this year, SPE Canadian Educational Trust was converted into a new entity, the SPE Canadian Educational Foundation (SPECEF). With the new governance structure, SPECEF has the flexibility to create new programs, scholarships, and energy educational initiatives that will benefit SPE Canada members.

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Regional Award Recipients

SPE awards recognize members for their technical contributions, professional excellence, career achievement, service to colleagues, industry leadership and public service. This year the Canada Region recognizes 14 well-deserving members who have contributed exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well as making significant professional contributions within their technical disciplines. 

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View Highlights from the Co-located Conferences

In case you missed last month’s co-located events in Calgary, take a look at the photos to see highlights of the events. More than 550 E&P professionals attended the joint conferences to learn the latest on unconventional resources and heavy oil. Held together for the first time, the conferences included more than 100 technical papers, a shared exhibit floor, and multiple networking opportunities. 

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Congratulations to Canadian Student Paper Contest Winners

The 2017 SPE Regional Student Paper Contest for the Canada Region took place on 25 March 2017 at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.  SPE’s Student Paper Contest program includes 14 regional student paper contests at the undergraduate, masters, and PhD levels.  Participants compete against other students from their region for the opportunity to advance to the International Student Paper Contest, held each year during the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE).
This year, the Canadian contest had participants from the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, Simon Fraser University, and University of British Columbia.  We would like to congratulate the following winners in each division who will represent Canada at ATCE:
•Bachelors: Joo Young Lim, University of British Columbia
•Masters: Darlington Christian Etaje, University of Calgary
•PhD: Adedapo Noah Awolayo, University of Calgary
We would also like to express our sincere thanks to all the dedicated volunteers from the University of British Columbia SPE Student Chapter!  Their hard work and dedication is what made this contest a success.  A big thank you also goes out to the judges.  We had 9 professionals that took time on a beautiful Saturday in BC to come and stay indoors all day to judge the presentations and share their expertise. 
Thank you to the following judges:

  • Julian Y. Zuo, Schulumberger
  • Tatyana Plaksina, University of Calgary
  • Mina Pourrahmat, University of British Columbia
  • David Elgie
  • Paul Herar, Chevron
  • Vikramaditya Yadav, University of British Columbia
  • Krupal Pal
  • Chris Truefitt
  • Pierre Castro, Can-America Drilling Inc.

We look forward to the next contest!  Good luck Canada students at ATCE

Regional activities

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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