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Edgar Rangel-German: In Remembrance
Edgar, an outstanding Petroleum Engineer and dear friend, died 23 March in Mexico City. He was 42. As CNH Mexico commissioner and faculty member of UNAM’s School of Engineering, he obtained remarkable achievements and recognition for his professional and academic contributions to the industry during his career. As a member of SPE, he wrote over 16 papers, joined multiple committees and keynote sessions, and led the SPE Stanford University Chapter in 1998, where he obtained his MS and PhD. As reported by Stanford University, his work has been cited more than 300 times in publications. SPE send its sympathy and condolences to his family, colleagues and friends.
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Last February, the Bolivian section hosted the keynote presentation “Integral Analysis of Projects for the Oil Industry” by Eduardo Blanco, for its students as part of their efforts to support their transition into the workplace. After the event, Milka Hinojosa, first woman holder of a Petroleum Engineers degree in Bolivia was recognized, along with Asterio Ayaviri, pioneer Geologist with over 40 years of experience, before the more than 75 attendees.
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Argentina Welcomes PetroBowl® Regional Qualifiers
Get your teams ready for the 2016 South America and Caribbean PetroBowl Regional Qualifier held alongside the SPE Argentina Exploration and Production of Unconventional Resources Symposium, 1-3 June 2016.
Undergraduate students will participate for the chance to compete during the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) on 26–28 September 2016 in Dubai.
Register your team by 2 May 2016.
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PetroTalk Brings Technical Wisdom Online
SPE is introducing PetroTalk, a new online series which will make select presentations from conferences, workshops, and summits available online.
Watch the first PetroTalk on changing behaviors and ways that the E&P industry can improve community engagement, given by Colorado State University Sociology Professor Jennifer Cross at the 2015 SPE HSE Conference - Americas.
SPE Announces Distinguished Lecturer Program Lineup
Each year, SPE selects a group of professionals, nominated by their peers, to share their knowledge and expertise with SPE members through visits to local sections.
Get the Most Out of the SPE Competency Management Tool (CMT)
If you haven't used the Competency Management Tool lately, it now includes technical and soft skills competencies, as well as entry-level jobs for graduates.
Remember that with the CMT, you can also manage your professional development throughout your career, assess your current capabilities against specific competencies modeled for key E&P job positions, and build a learning plan tailored to you. Learn more and maximize your options today!
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SPE Offers New Toolkit for Members in Transition
Do you need help writing cover letters and a resume? Or, maybe you need to brush up on your skills? Whatever career assistance you may need, SPE is ready to support you through every industry cycle. SPE’s Members in Transition Toolkit provides information, resources, and programs to assist you during this current downturn. Learn more.
Faculty Enhancement Travel Grants
Apply today for an SPE Faculty Enhancement Travel Grant! SPE-sponsored travel grants provide financial support for university faculty members to attend SPE conferences, workshops, and forums. Take this opportunity to apply for funding to support your professional development. The deadline is 15 May.
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SPE Speaker SourceAre you willing to share your knowledge with an audience of SPE members? If you are, we invite you to join Speaker Source, an online directory of E&P professionals who share expertise and experience with SPE Sections and Student Chapters. Learn how you can make a difference by sharing your knowledge with our members.
Endless Opportunities for SPE Young Professionals
SPE offers ways for young professionals to boost their careers and stay active in the industry. Explore the education and networking opportunities tailored to your interests.
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