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SPE News

Get Certified!

There’s still time to signed up to take the SPE Petroleum Engineering Certification exam, 3 October. Contact, Tel: +972.952.9452, Fax: +972.952.9435. You can also still register for the Review for the Principles and Practices Exam Course scheduled for 3-4 October at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

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. READ MORE>>>

Section Membership Contest Winners Announced

89 SPE sections saw membership increases during the year ending 31 August, but only these sections won the 2008-2009 SPE Section Membership Contest. Of special note are the Terengganu and Warri Nigeria sections who doubled their membership during the same period.

Incoming President Calls for ‘Dedicated, Passionate’ Volunteers

2009-2010 SPE President Behrooz Fattahi says the worthwhile goals of SPE cannot be achieved without “dedicated, passionate volunteers.” Read his plan for opening the avenues to volunteerism in the September issue of the newly designed online print version of the Journal of Petroleum 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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IT Tech Section is now 'Digital Energy'

The SPE Board at its March meeting approved the name change of the IT Technical Section to the Digital Energy Technical Section (DETS).

“This change reflects the primary mission of the Section and appeals to a broader audience,” according to Section chairperson Mehrzad Mahdavi. “We also intend to promote the significant impact of information technologies beyond the main support functions of companies into the forefroont of integrated operations,” added Philippe Flichy, head of the Section’s Event and Marketing Committee. Read more »

Historic ATCE Program Selection Meeting Ends in Hang-Ups

CONTACT: Margaret Watson (+1.972.952.9304 or

Until this year, the committee meeting to select the program for the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition could take up to two days to complete. Some committee members commuted two or three additional days, just to get to the meeting. Last year, the committee whittled the time down to a couple of hours, but there was still the extraordinary expense of time and money just to get to the meeting. That was then. Read more »

New! My SPE Network offers member-to-member networking

The new My SPE Network is similar to other networking sites you might have seen or used, with one important exception―it is a trusted source, exclusive to SPE members. Here’s how to get started. Read more »

Nominations being accepted for intervention technology award

The Intervention and Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA) is now accepting nominations and entries for the 3rd Annual Intervention Technology Award. The award, which recognizes outstanding technical innovation or technology application in well intervention, will be presented at the SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference and Exhibition later this year. Read more »

Free energy education tools available

Energy4me, SPE’s energy education outreach program, now offers new tools for SPE members to give classroom presentations, updating the Magic Suitcase program. Each SPE section will receive an Energy4me Kit and “Oil and Natural Gas” book by the end of January 2009 that members can use when giving classroom presentations to primary, intermediate, and secondary schools. Read more »

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