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Janeen Judah Selected as 2017 President of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

MEDIA CONTACT : Samantha Sipowicz, APR, Public Relations Manager, +1.713.457.6872,

Richardson, Texas, USA (18 June 2015) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has selected Janeen Judah, General Manager for Chevron’s Southern Africa Business Unit, as 2017 president of the international professional society. Judah, who is based in Houston, Texas, will take office as president-elect on 30 September 2015 at the close of SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Houston, Texas USA.

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SPE Offers Free Job Page For Its Members Through Collaboration With Oilpro

Society of Petroleum Engineers
Samantha Sipowicz, APR
Public Relations Manager
+1 713 457-6872

Oilpro Media Relations
110 Vintage Park Blvd, Building J, Suite 245
Houston, TX 77070
+1 713 853-9680 or 855 331-8078

(HOUSTON, 7 May, 2015) – Responding to the recent downturn in the oil and gas industry, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has launched a free, global jobs page for its members connecting them with more than 10,000 upstream opportunities. Formed as a collaboration with, this online resource allows SPE members to search and link to job offerings directly from the SPE website.

“SPE 2.0 means that we are agile and respond quickly to member needs as the industrial landscape moves – like it has now,” said 2015 SPE President Helge Hove Haldorsen. “It is our mission to serve our members in every capacity possible. This collaboration with Oilpro, develops a comprehensive jobs search engine to help members find the latest opportunities in the oil and gas industry.”

David Kent, Oilpro Co-Founder, said “We are excited to be working with SPE to help their members find new opportunities during these challenging times. Oilpro currently hosts more than 10,000 oil and gas jobs worldwide. The technology teams at Oilpro and SPE joined forces to create a job search tool customized for each SPE member. This is certainly a first and we look forward to working with SPE to serve its members.”

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 more than 143,000 members in 147 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, events, training courses, and online resources at

Oilpro is the professional network for the oil and gas industry. It is a community of oil and gas professionals interested in showcasing their skills, connecting with colleagues, building their professional network, and exploring new opportunities. Learn more at

SPE Releases Technical Report Outlining Proposed Worst-Case Discharge Calculation Methods

The Report is a Resource for Oil Spill Response Planning

Media Contact: Paige McCown
Senior Manager Communications

HOUSTON, USA (6 MAY 2015) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) releases a technical report based on work done at a Worst-Case Discharge (WCD) Summit in March of 2014. The summit was attended by 68 subject matter experts with the goal of improving the methods of calculating and reporting WCD of oil or gas to the environment resulting from a loss of control (a blowout) during open-hole drilling.

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Highly Focused Technical Program Set For SPE HSE and Sustainability Conference in Bogotá

MEDIA CONTACT : Andrea Valencia
Tel: +1.972.952.1112

Richardson, Texas, USA (4 June 2015) –  Building on the success of the inaugural conference in Lima, Peru, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Health, Safety, Environmental (HSE) and Sustainability Conference returns to the Latin American region on 7–8 July  in Bogotá, Colombia at the Cosmos 100 Hotel.

Themed “Sharing Best HSE and Sustainability Practices for Balancing Economic Growth, Social Development, and Environmental Protection,” the highly focused technical program offers more than 40 technical papers in 16 technical sessions showcasing technological advances and innovative applications in HSE and sustainability. These technical papers will be available in OnePetro, the largest petroleum engineering library in the world.
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Society of Petroleum Engineers Awards Dr. Heber Cinco-Ley the 2015 SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Legend Award

MEDIA CONTACT : Samantha Sipowicz, APR

Houston, Texas USA (4, February, 2015) – At the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Hydraulic Fracturing Technical Conference today the 2015 Legend of Hydraulic Fracturing Award was given to Dr. Heber Cinco-Ley in recognition for his significant contributions to the technology over a lifetime of work. SPE 2014 President Jeff Spath presented the award to Dr. Cinco-Ley noting his 40-year professional career where he authored more than 100 technical works, was the founding president of the SPE Mexican chapter, received SPE’s Lester C. Uren award, and served in academia and many companies.
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SPE Progressing Cavity Pumps Conference Announces Robust Technical Program

MEDIA CONTACT : Yarah Moharam, Marketing Manager,; Samantha Sipowicz, APR; Public Relations Manager,

Calgary, Alberta, Canada (19 January, 2015) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers announces the Progressing Cavity Pumps Conference (PCPC) will be held 31 March–1 April 2015 at the Westin Hotel in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The highly technical program offers current endeavors, applications, challenges, and new developments pertaining to progressing cavity pumps (PCP) used in the oil and gas industry. Continue reading

Society of Petroleum Engineers announces inaugural Produced Water Handling and Management Symposium (PWHM) focusing on all aspects of water handling and management—from water flooding and enhanced oil recovery to facilities technologies

MEDIA CONTACT : Yarah Moharam, Marketing Manager,; Samantha Sipowicz, APR; Public Relations Manager,

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The Inaugural SPE CTCE Successfully Offered Technical Knowledge Sharing in Kazakhstan

London, UK (15 December 2014) – The inaugural Society of Petroleum Engineers Caspian Technical Conference and Exhibition (CTCE), the first technical oil and gas conference ever to take place in the region, successfully provided technical knowledge sharing to 500 attendees 12-14, November, 2014. CTCE was hosted by Shell and held in partnership with the Kazakh Ministry of Energy and KAZENERGY Association and sponsored by ExxonMobil, KazMunayGaz, Chevron, TCO, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, BG Kazakhstan, Weatherford, and Inpex. Continue reading

SPE Announces 2016 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Dubai

MEDIA CONTACTS: Shae Brotherton, Senior Manager, Marketing Communication, Dubai Business Events (DBE) at, +971 4 282 1111 Ext: 422; Johan Janssen, Account Manager – DABO&CO at, +971 4 237 8048, +971 5 010 7735; Samantha Sipowicz, APR, Public Relations Manager, Society of Petroleum Engineers at, +713.457.6872

Dubai, UAE  (17 November 2014) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) announced  its 2016 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) will be held in Dubai 26–28 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre. This will be the first time that SPE’s most prestigious conference will be held in the Middle East.
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SPE Hosts Successful 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam

MEDIA CONTACT : Samantha Sipowicz, APR

EDITORS NOTE: Photos from ATCE 2014 can be seen at SPE’s Facebook page, or SPE Today Show Daily.

Amsterdam, Netherlands (29 October 2014) – The 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) was held this week in Amsterdam bringing together 7,600 oil and gas professionals and 350 exhibitors from around the world at one of the leading technical conferences in the exploration and production industry.
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