Category Archives: SPE News

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,

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

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, ; Getenergy Contact: Helen Jones, +44 (0)207 0965 602,

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

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

SPE Dallas Office Has Temporarily Moved

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.

Download the New Reserves Classification Guide

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

Eight members join our Peer Apart recognition list

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.

2011 Recipients

  • 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
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