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.
|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|
|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|
Section Award for Innovation: Recognizes sections that excel at introducing new ideas, processes, or ways of thinking to improve overall member benefits.
|Azerbaijan||Russia and Caspian|
|Oklahoma City||Mid-Continent North America|
Section Award for Outstanding Young Professional Activity: Recognizes sections that developed exceptional programs to support young professionals.
|Atyrau-Kazakhstan||Russia and Caspian|
|Papua New Guinea||Southern Asia Pacific|
Section Award for Outstanding Student Support: Recognizes sections making exceptional efforts to connect students to the energy industry.
|Permian Basin||Southwestern North America|
|Powder River Basin||Rocky Mountain North America|
|Tyumen||Russia and Caspian|
For more information, visit the Awards section.