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News and Updates for SPE Members Worldwide

Society of Petroleum Engineers and Society of Exploration Geophysicists Sign Agreement for Intersociety Cooperation

CONTACT:
Margaret Watson, Society of Petroleum Engineers
+1-972-952-9304 or mwatson@spe.org)

Whitney Emerick, Society of Exploration Geophysicists
(+1-918-497-5523 or wemerick@seg.org)

RICHARDSON, Texas (26 October 2009) — The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) have formalized an agreement for intersociety cooperation to benefit their global membership through joint events, programs and services.
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2009 ATCE Attracts 8,000 Professionals to New Orleans

Contact:

Dana Otillio
+1.972.952.9471
dotillio@spe.org

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

SPE Recognizes Certified, Licensed, Chartered Members

SPE has long promoted professionalism by recognizing engineers who are certified, licensed, or chartered. New to SPE.org is a listing of SPE members who have completed the requirements and exam for the SPE Petroleum Engineering Certification Program. Also listed for the first time are SPE members* who have informed SPE that they have obtained certification, licensure, or chartering through another entity. *These credentials were submitted by the individual member, and SPE has not confirmed the accuracy of the submission.

Research and Development Technical Section Plans ATCE Meeting

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. Please reply to Pam Brickett at pbrickett@spe.org  if you plan to attend.
 
Meeting Highlights

  • 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.
 
David Curry
Chairman, R&D Technical Section

Wellbore Positioning Tech Section to Meet at ATCE

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.

 

Preliminary Agenda

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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>>>