Category Archives: Press

Statoil Executive Helge Hove Haldorsen Named 2015 President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers

MEDIA CONTACT:  Paige McCown, Senior Manager Communications and Energy Education Group, +1.713.457.6826, media@spe.org

Helge Hove Haldorsen Richardson, Texas, USA (June 2013) –  The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)  has named Helge Hove Haldorsen, vice president of strategy and portfolio for Statoil Development and Production North America, as 2015 president of the international professional society. Haldorsen, who is based in Houston, Texas, will take office as president-elect on 2 October 2013 at the close of SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, LA, USA. Continue reading

SPE Launches PetroWiki, an Online Resource for E&P Knowledge-Sharing

MEDIA CONTACT:  Paige McCown, Senior Manager PR/Communications/Social Media, +1.713.457.6826, media@spe.org

San Antonio, Texas, USA (9 October 2012) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) announced today the launch of a pilot for a new knowledge-sharing site called PetroWiki. PetroWiki will be the online resource to research and share knowledge about E&P industry operations, ranging from basic engineering calculations to best practices appropriate to specific regions, formations, or resource types. Continue reading

Chevron Corporation Commits USD 1 Million for SPE Programs

Support benefits students and energy education for the industry

MEDIA CONTACT:  Paige McCown, Senior Manager PR/Communications/Social Media, +1.713.457.6826, media@spe.org

San Antonio, Texas, USA  ( 8 October 2012) –  The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) announced today that Chevron Corporation has committed USD 1 million to support SPE programs dedicated to increasing student participation and advancing energy education. Continue reading

Schlumberger’s Jeff Spath Named 2014 President of Society of Petroleum Engineers

MEDIA CONTACT:  Paige McCown, Senior Manager PR/Communications/Social Media, +1.713.457.6826, media@spe.org

Richardson, Texas, USA (26 June 2012) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has named Jeff Spath, vice president of industry affairs for Schlumberger Limited in Houston, as 2014 president. Spath will take office as president-elect of the 100,000-member international organization on 10 October 2012, at the close of SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Continue reading

Australia to host 2013 Unconventional Resources Conference

The 2013 Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition (URCE) will be held 11-13 November 2013 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The conference, the first for SPE in the region, will provide an ideal opportunity for attendees to focus on the evolution of the unconventional resources sector internationally, to discuss technical and commercial innovations and best practices, and to allow participants to appreciate the diversity, opportunity and capacity for growth. Continue reading

Society of Petroleum Engineers Debuts Oil and Gas Facilities Magazine; Publication Focuses on Projects, Facilities, and Construction

SPE Contact: Paige McCown, Senior Manager PR/Communications/Social Media, +1 713-457-6826, pmccown@spe.org

Richardson, Texas, USA (16 February 2012) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is pleased to announce the release of its newest magazine – Oil and Gas Facilities. Continue reading

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

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