Margaret Watson, Society of Petroleum Engineers
Amanda Zwemmer, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers
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RICHARDSON, Texas (9 December 2009) — The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) have formalized an agreement to work collaboratively for the benefit of their members on joint events, young member programs and other services.
“This Memorandum of Understanding formalizes a relationship that has existed for a number of years. This is an exciting opportunity for both societies to work together on university student activities, young professional programs and our energy education outreach for younger students that will help prepare the next generation for careers in our industry,” said Behrooz Fattahi, 2010 SPE president.
“We have a number of areas of overlapping interest and working together has always been beneficial for both societies. By increasing cooperation, we can enhance the value of our programs and create new opportunities for our members and the E&P industry worldwide,” said Mahmoud Abdulbaqi, EAGE President.
The two societies also have agreed to seek ways to collaborate on workshops and conferences for members, including the Offshore Europe.
Under the agreement, the societies will establish an EAGE/SPE Cooperation Committee to oversee the relationship, with initial plans to meet twice annually.
Signing the agreement are (left to right) Mahmoud Abdulbaqi, 2010 EAGE president, and Behrooz Fattahi, SPE 2010 president. At rear (left to right) are Davide Calcagni, 2011 EAGE president; Mark Rubin, SPE executive director; Anton van Gerwen, EAGE executive director; and Alain Labastie, 2011 SPE president.
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves 88,000-plus members in 118 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, conferences, workshops, forums, and website at www.spe.org.
The European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE) is a professional society with a worldwide membership providing a global network of commercial and academic professionals to all members. The association is truly multi-disciplinary and international in form and pursuits. The objective is to promote the development and application of geosciences and related engineering subjects and this is achieved through publications, conferences, workshops, education programmes and exhibitions. EAGE has offices in Europe, Russia and the Middle East. For more information, visit the EAGE website at www.eage.org.