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Congratulations to the SPECEF Scholarship Winners
The Society of Petroleum Engineers Canadian Educational Foundation (SPECEF) recently awarded scholarships to 21 students who are studying for careers in the oil and gas industry.
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.
Message from Cam Matthews: Appreciation of Member Volunteerism
As we look forward to the new opportunities and challenges that will undoubtedly present themselves in 2018, a quick look back shows the past year has been very busy with numerous SPE technical events and activities organized by SPE Canada and the eight SPE Sections throughout the Canadian Region.
View Highlights from the 2018 Co-located Conferences
More than 700 E&P professionals came together in March for SPE Canada’s co-located conferences. Both the 2018 Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference and the 2018 Canada Unconventional Resources Conference took place jointly on 13-14 March in Calgary.
Attendees were able to take advantage of 100+ technical papers, two panel sessions, four training courses, and a shared exhibition featuring the latest products and services.
In the first panel session, speakers from Seven Generations, ARC Financial Corp., Trican, Beaver Drilling Ltd., Rainforest Alberta, and Imaginea.io discussed various strategies for industry growth in the digital age. The second panel session focused on various technical approaches for profitable unconventional reservoir development, with experts from Shell, Chevron, Pickering, and Holt & Co. Canada.
Plans are already underway for SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) for 2019 in Calgary. As ATCE 2019 will take place 30 September–2 October 2019 in Calgary, the co-located conferences on heavy oil and unconventional resources will not take place next year.
Visit the ATCE website for the latest information on the 2018 conference and plans for 2019 event in Calgary.
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.