SPE Announces 2014 Section Excellence Award Winners

By SPE Staff 18 Aug 2014

The 2014 Section Excellence Award winners were announced 6 August to recognize SPE sections that displayed exemplary efforts in 2013. Each section was evaluated based on their technical knowledge dissemination, section operations and sustainability, member benefits, society and community outreach, and innovation. 

To become eligible for consideration, sections were required to submit their annual reports by 1 June 2014. Submissions were evaluated by the standing committee on Section and Chapter Activities and divided into four groups according to their section size. More than 150 annual reports were submitted.

An awards presentation will be held in October at the President’s Luncheon during this year’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in Amsterdam to formally recognize the winners.

President’s Award for Section Excellence: Recognizes sections that are exemplary in all categories.

Section Region
Aberdeen North Sea
Astana Russia and Caspian
Benin City Nigeria Africa
Dallas Mid-Continent North America
German South, Central, and Eastern Europe
Gulf Coast Gulf Coast North America
Italian South, Central, and Eastern Europe
Lagos Africa
London North Sea
Macae South America and Caribbean
Poland South, Central, and Eastern Europe
Roswell Southwestern North America
Samara Russia and Caspian
Saudi Arabia Middle East
Timan-Pechora Russia and Caspian
Trinidad and Tobago South America and Caribbean
Warri Nigeria Africa


Section Award for Innovation: Recognizes sections that excel at introducing new ideas, processes, or ways of thinking to improve overall member benefits.

Section Region
Azerbaijan Russia and Caspian
Bangalore South Asia
Kirkuk Middle East
Oklahoma City Mid-Continent North America


Section Award for Outstanding Young Professional Activity: Recognizes sections that developed exceptional programs to support young professionals.

Section Region
Atyrau-Kazakhstan Russia and Caspian
Calgary Canada
Oman Middle East
Papua New Guinea Southern Asia Pacific
Port Harcourt Africa


Section Award for Outstanding Student Support: Recognizes sections making exceptional efforts to connect students to the energy industry.

Section Region
Duliajan South Asia
Permian Basin Southwestern North America
Port Harcourt Africa
Powder River Basin Rocky Mountain North America
Tyumen Russia and Caspian


For more information, visit the Awards section.