SPE Canada

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.

SPE members can support the SPECEF through one-time or monthly donations. Charitable contributions to SPECEF are tax deductible.

Visit the SPECEF page for more information and to donate online now (SPE login required).

SPECEF Scholarship applications are being accepted until 19 December. Visit the SPECEF page for instructions and application.


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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.


Stay Connected to SPE Canada Events!

Review your SPE profile and select the following options under Communication Preferences:

  1. Select to receive SPE content either by:  Email Only or by Both Mail and Email.
  2. Select Canada as one of your Geographic Regions.
  3. 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. 

Two Conferences, One Rate: Register Now.

Maximize your time and budget in 2017 by attending two simultaneous conferencesfor one registration fee. The SPE Canada Unconventional Resources Conference and the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference take place on 15-16 February 2017 in Calgary. Attend and gain access to both technical programs, various networking events, and a shared exhibition. 

Early-bird registration rates are available until 1 February. 

Canada Regional Awards Recipients

SPE’s regional awards are designed to recognize members who’ve contributed exceptional service and leadership to the society, as well as those who’ve made major professional contributions to their technical disciplines at the regional level. These awards are handed out at region and section meetings.  The 2016 award recipients were announced in July.

Read the full article to learn more about the Canada recipients. 

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.

Training Courses

SPE Canada Office

1410, 715 5th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2X6 Canada

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Hours: 0830 to 1630, M – F 
Phone: +1.403.930.5454 
Fax: +1.403.930.5470 
Email: specal@spe.org