SPE Announces Technical Agenda for the 2012 SPE Latin American and Caribbean Conference

Premiere Latin American and Caribbean oil and gas conference set for Mexico City

Richardson, Texas, USA, (January 30, 2012) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference (LACPEC) is a 3-day multidisciplinary technical program scheduled for 16–18 April 2012 in Mexico City, Mexico. Continue reading

STAY Alert, still on-going: Fraudulent Check Warning

NOTE: This fraudulent scheme is still an on-going issue for our organization and our members and your help is appreciated.

Over the last few days it has come to our attention that criminals are using SPE’s corporate name in an attempt to commit fraud on the public. To date, there have been numerous checks presented to banks for collections.  In each case, an individual receives a fraudulent check with SPE’s name as the payer, along with a San Francisco address. The individual is then asked to deposit the check, and forward funds to another person.

SPE is in no way involved in this fraud scheme. SPE has no San Francisco address, and would never request that a payee forward funds to anyone.

SPE has contacted its bank, and notified the proper authorities. If you receive an unexpected check from The Society of Petroleum Engineers, Inc. and are asked to in turn send money to someone else, please contact Cheryl Finnerty at 972-952-9424. DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, SEND MONEY TO ANYONE BASED ON THESE FRAUDULENT DOCUMENTS.

 

SPE, Getenergy Partner to Bring Education, Training Providers to Industry Events

SPE Contact: Paige McCown, +1 713-457-6826, pmccown@spe.org ; Getenergy Contact: Helen Jones, +44 (0)207 0965 602, helen.jones@getenergyevent.com

Richardson, Texas, USA, (January 17, 2012) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and Getenergy  have announced plans to join efforts to bring providers of education, training, and national workforce development to the global oil and gas industry through their events.

The unique partnership will see SPE play a role in Getenergy’s annual global meetings from June 2012 onwards.  Getenergy’s will bring its learning arena exhibitions and specialist knowledge of education and training for the upstream business to some of SPE’s leading global technology and engineering events in the coming 3 years.  Continue reading

Inaugural Carbon Management Technology Conference Focuses on Reduction, Adaptation

CONTACT: Leigha Burns (+1.972.952.9324, email lburns@spe.org)

RICHARDSON, Texas, USA (28 December 2011)—The first-ever Carbon Management Technology Conference will be held 7–9 February 2012 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Eight engineering societies are sponsoring this conference, bringing together all disciplines to share the latest technologies, strategies and systems related to the management and containment of carbon production. Continue reading

Attend the special session on Advancing Automation in Well Construction

SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) and IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee will offer a special session on Advancing Automation in Well Construction by learning from the experience of other industries

When: 5 March 2012, 1300 – 1700 PST
Where: Town and Country Resort and Convention Center  |  San Diego, California USA
Sponsored Reception by Integrated Drilling Equipment from 1700-1900 PST

There is no charge to attend this important meeting.  However, due to limited seating you must register to attend.Registration for spouses attending the reception is also required.

Register now »

You are invited to attend this special session immediately preceding the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference (6-8 March 2012).   This half-day event features three exciting speakers addressing innovative applications of automation:

  • Mike Withers, VP Ride Engineering, Disney Imagineering
    Developing Automated Rides – Automation successfully applied in environments with high safety and reliability requirements without specialist operators.
  • Bertrand du Castel, Fellow, Schlumberger
    The Driller’s Brain: Human-Centered Oilfield Automation – The development of rig-state and drilling-state activity definitions that create the basis for understanding, implementing, and enhancing drilling systems automation operations
  • Arjun Singh, University of California Berkley
    Extreme Aerobatic Autonomous Helicopter Flight – Learning algorithms that extract intended trajectory and create a high-accuracy dynamics model, termed automation through apprenticeship learning.

John de Wardt (President, DE WARDT & COMPANY), program Moderator, organized this event with Mario Zamora, Technical Advisor, Schlumberger.

Session includes SPE DSATS and IADC ART activities recap and 2012 election of DSATS officers. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fred Florence
Chairman, Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section