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2019 SPE President, Sami Al-Nuaim, shares why he became an engineer and how engineers impact the world.

President's Column

Herding Cats Along the Strategic Roadway

The SPE International Board is an amazing group representing an even more amazing group—SPE membership. We really are passionate volunteers. Sometimes chairing this board can be daunting. Occasionally it is like herding cats.

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Plan to Attend the SPE Workshop: Advances in EOR/IOR Technologies

14–16 November 2018 | Manta, Ecuador

This workshop is a popular option for professionals looking to further develop their technical knowledge on EOR/IOR technologies, mature fields, optimizing operations, and reducing costs.
Deciding between exploration and EOR projects as a method to find more oil can cause a dilemma. The workshop’s goal is to promote the development of tools to facilitate the decision-making process, and the feasibility of using proven technologies to increase recovery.
Attendees qualify for 2.0 SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU). Learn more.

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Registration Now Open for 2018 SPE Energy Resources Conference in Trinidad and Tobago OTC

The SPE Energy Resources Conference in Trinidad and Tobago will be held 25 – 27 June 2018 at the Hyatt Regency on the modern waterfront of downtown Port of Spain.


The conference will focuse on maximizing productivity and recovery of oil and gas through the integration of technology, assets, and organizations.


In addition, the Regional Petrobowl and the Regional Student Paper Contest Competition will be held during the conference.


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SPE Introduces a New Communication Preference Center

The communication preference center lets you indicate the types of email communications you would like to receive from SPE. These changes comply with new regulations and better support SPE’s mission to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge.
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La Universidad del Zulia Petrobowl Team, who will represent Venezuela at the Regional Petrobowl Qualifiers in Trinidad in June.

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OTC Attendees Celebrate 50th Edition

The 2018 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) wrapped up in Houston with more than 61,300 E&P professionals celebrating its 50th edition of the event. This year, OTC focused on subjects such as the current state of the industry, reducing costs and improving overall value, breakthrough technologies in a low oil price environment, and industry-leading safety practices in addition to recurring topics. Read the show daily newspaper and view photos on the OTC Highlights page.

Mark your Calendar and Plan to Attend LACPEC 2019

Save the date for the next edition of the SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference (LACPEC) on 5–7 June 2019, Bogotá, Colombia. LACPEC is the preeminent technical event for E&P industry in the region and provides the main venue for showcasing cutting-edge research and development in petroleum engineering.

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Start Making Your Plans for ATCE 2018

It’s not too early to start on plans for the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE), taking place 24-26 September 2018 in Dallas, Texas, USA. Each year, E&P professionals from around the world come together at ATCE to learn, network, and discover the latest innovations and practices. Mark your calendar and plan to attend this year’s event. Registration will open in mid-June.
For those who require a visa to attend the conference, visit the Visa Information page to generate an official invitation letter.

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