SPE Relaunches Forums Site

By SPE Staff 10 Sep 2014

SPE has launched a redesigned website dedicated to its Forums that will offer the latest news about global Forum events, as well as opportunities for members to engage with and shape the future of Forums. It also features photos, testimonials, and educational information about the history and the structure of the Forums. SPE's Forums help shape the future of the oil and gas industry, and they're among the highest rated events that SPE holds, based on participant feedback.

SPE Forums bring together some of the best minds in the industry to discuss new ways of viewing the future, and they work by facilitating a peer-driven exchange of ideas. Forums are collaborative, idea-generating events designed to foster innovation about future challenges facing the E&P industry. They focus on where technology could or should go, and they emphasize discussion rather than presentation.

Participants are selected by the committee based on their application information. Participation in a Forum builds a professional network that can last a career. Forums offer an exclusive opportunity to interact with innovators, seasoned professionals, and leading technologists.

By serving as early incubators for future trends and technologies, Forums provide the perfect setting to establish your technical reputation throughout the industry in a way that benefits your company. Benefits of participation include:

• Stimulate thought and accelerate technology development.
• Collaborate with your fellow participants to generate ideas and innovations about future challenges facing the E&P industry.
• Envision where the technology could or should go.
• Discuss the controversial issues that could move the industry out of the past and into the future.
• Leave with new ideas, perspective and contacts.

Forums are also a great opportunity for newer or younger professionals to engage with the future of their careers.

The Forum governing committees are currently seeking topic submissions from the industry and welcome new ideas. You can submit yours here. Additionally, you can find more ways to volunteer and participate. For any queries, please contact the SPE Forum staff liaisons at forums@spe.org. For more, visit SPE Forums.