You are invited to attend a meeting and dinner hosted by the SPE Research & Development Technical Section and sponsored by Saudi Aramco at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 7 October, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., in the Melrose Room of the Hilton in New Orleans, Lousiana.
There is no charge for attending this dinner meeting. However, due to limited seating, this important function is RSVP only.
- Overview of section activities
- Officer and director elections
- Guest Speaker — Mohammed Y. Al-Qahtani, Executive Director, Petroleum Engineering & Development, Saudi Aramco
I hope you will attend the meeting to find out more about the section and to be part of developing the vision for this group.
Chairman, R&D Technical Section
The Drilling Systems Automation (DSA) Technical Section invites you to join us in a half-day workshop that will be held in conjunction with the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana. This important event is scheduled for Sunday, 4 October from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Level 2, Room 209-210 of the Morial Convention Center. Continue reading
The SPE Wellbore Positioning Technical Section will hold its 30th meeting on Thursday 8 October 2009 in New Orleans. Anyone interested in attending should contact Simon McCulloch at Simon.McCulloch@maerskoil.com for online registration procedures.
The cost for those who register in advance is USD 150 including lunch. Anyone who turns up on the day without having pre-registered will have to pay USD 200.
The Nico van Wingen Memorial Graduate Fellowship in Petroleum Engineering will accept applications until 1 November 2009 for up to two fellowships of USD 5,000 annually for PhD candidates who plan to pursue a career in academia. Read more…
There’s still time to signed up to take the SPE Petroleum Engineering Certification exam, 3 October. Contact Tom via email, tel: +1.972.952.9452, fax: +1.972.952.9435. 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.
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.
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.
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. Continue reading