2018 SPE President
My goal is to support small producers and tech providers.
One of my stated goals during my presidency is to support small producers and technical providers. One of my most unexpected experiences has been the pleasant surprise of finding a hotbed of startups … in France.
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.
Scholarship Application Process Now Open
When you make the decision to join SPE, you tap into a dynamic, global professional network of 124,000+ members in more than 135 countries. From experienced professionals to young professionals and students, all SPE members are encouraged to realize their potential through education, leadership, and networking opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
Stay Connected to SPE Canada Events!
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.
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.