Category Archives: Regions

Former SPE President Dies

Gustavo Inciarte, SPE’s first president from Latin America and a former member of the board of directors of  Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), died 27 January in Norman, Oklahoma, after a short illness. He was 71.

Inciarte’s 45 years as an SPE member was highlighted by his selection as 1999 SPE president. During his tenure, SPE made progress on several issues that would bear fruit in the following decade, including developing reserves and resources definitions, forging cooperation with other professional societies, and laying the groundwork for SPE’s website. He also served on the SPE Board of Directors as regional director for the South America and Caribbean Region. Continue reading

Society of Petroleum Engineers and European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) Sign Agreement for Intersociety Cooperation

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. Continue reading

SPE and GKZ Agree to Map Russian Reserves and Resources Classification to SPE’s Petroleum Resources Management System

Society of Petroleum Engineers 
Margaret Watson
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Grigory Malukhin, Head of methodology department
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RICHARDSON, Texas (24 November 2009) —  The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the FGU State Commission on Mineral Reserves of Russia (GKZ)  have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on programs to enhance the global understanding of petroleum reserves and resources.  Continue reading

CSUG and SPE to Present New Canadian Conference on Unconventional Resources


Dana Otillio

RICHARDSON, Texas, USA (4 November 2009)—The Canadian Society for Unconventional Gas (CSUG) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) will present a new, joint meeting, the Canadian Unconventional Resources and International Petroleum Conference, scheduled for 19–21 October 2010 at the BMO Center at Stampede Park in Calgary, AB, Canada.

The new conference combines and broadens topics that were previously covered by CSUG’s Annual Unconventional Gas Conference and the Petroleum Society of Canada’s Canadian International Petroleum Conference (CIPC) to create a premier international event presenting the latest knowledge on finding, developing, and producing unconventional gas and heavy oil in Canada and around the globe. Continue reading

2009 ATCE Attracts 8,000 Professionals to New Orleans


Dana Otillio

RICHARDSON, Texas, USA (8 October 2009)—The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) 2009 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) was held this week in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, and brought together approximately 8,000 oil and gas E&P professionals from around the world.

ATCE 2009 featured technical sessions with approximately 375 papers on innovative technologies, case studies and best practices. More than 390 exhibiting companies, utilizing 88,800 sq ft of exhibit space, featured the latest products and services in the E&P industry. Continue reading

Petroleum Society of Canada Completes Merger with SPE

The boards of the Petroleum Society of Canada and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) have approved a merger agreement that will create a new Canadian organization, SPE Canada, to serve the combined membership of around 4,500 in Canada. SPE Canada will focus on enhancing benefits for members and supporting the Canadian E&P business and technology.

Congratulations to the 2009 International Award Winners

SPE congratulates the following 2009 honorees and award recipients. They will be recognized during the 2009 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana USA in October.

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