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 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.
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!
Chairman, Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section
SPE’s Dallas office has temporarily moved to Allen, Texas, during a renovation of the Richardson office. The move took place during the weekend of 1-4 December and the Richardson building is completely vacant and now awaiting the start of the renovation. The expected construction start date is early February, and the final construction completion date is expected to be in November, with anticipated move in date to be around mid-December 2012.
Contact information can be found here.
CONTACT: Dana Otillio (+1.972.952.9471, email)
RICHARDSON, Texas, USA (2 November 2011)—The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) 2011 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) was held this week in Denver, Colorado, and brought together approximately 9,400 oil and gas professionals from 57 countries around the world.
ATCE is one of the leading technical conferences in the upstream oil and gas industry, presenting current best practices and emerging technologies to the engineers, scientists, academia, managers and executives in attendance.Technical presentations covered shale and other unconventional reservoirs, long-term global energy strategy, environmental considerations, remote operations and other important regional and discipline-focused topics. Continue reading
Guidelines for Application of the Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS), which provides information and examples on use of the PRMS, is now available for free download. The new guidelines are the work of subject matter experts from SPE, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers, and the World Petroleum Council. Continue reading
This year, the recipients listed below join the elite group of individuals who have reached the milestone of reviewing 100 or more technical papers–bringing to the total membership of A Peer Apart to 110 dedicated members.
- Roberto Aguilera, University of Calgary
- Rodolfo Camacho Velazquez, Pemex E&P
- Lee Y. Chin, ConocoPhillips Company
- Dimitrios G. Hatzignatiou, IRIS/UiS
- Jasper N. Ring, Chevron
- Hisham A. Nasr-El-Din, Texas A&M University
- Shauna G. Noonan, ConocoPhillips Company
- Burak Yeten, Chevron
The 35th Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition was held 29 July through 3 August in Abuja, Nigeria. The theme this year addressed the challenges and opportunities in the African region in regard to petroleum development and clean energy. Continue reading
Industry Steering Committee on Wellbore Survey Accuracy Meeting
The Industry Steering Committee on Wellbore Survey Accuracy, also known as the SPE Wellbore Positioning Technical Section, will hold its 34th meeting on Thursday, 3 November 2011 in Denver, Colorado, USA. The location will be the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, 650 15th Street, Denver, Colorado, USA 80202. Continue reading
The 2011 Regional Award winners have been announced. Regional and section awards recognize members who contribute exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well as making significant professional contributions within their technical disciplines at the SPE regional level. Awards are presented at the appropriate SPE region or SPE section meeting. Learn more about regional awards.
View the winners in the following regions:
- Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa
- Middle East
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America and Caribbean
- Russia and Caspian
Regional and section awards recognize members who contribute exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well as making significant professional contributions within their technical disciplines at the SPE regional level. Awards are presented at the appropriate SPE region or SPE section meeting.