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News and Updates for SPE Members Worldwide

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.

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. Continue reading