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News and Updates for SPE Members Worldwide

SPE Commends US Securities and Exchange Commission for Modernizing Rules Governing Oil and Natural Gas Reserves Reporting

CONTACT: Margaret Watson (+1.972.952.9304 or mwatson@spe.org)

RICHARDSON, Texas (5 January 2009) — The Society of Petroleum Engineers praised the US Securities and Exchange Commission for modernizing its rules governing oil and natural gas reserves reporting, which the SEC announced in a press release on December 29, 2008.

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Nigeria annual conference draws international crowd

More than 1,500 oil and gas professionals from around the globe converged on Abuja, Nigeria during 4–6 August of this year for the SPE Nigeria Annual Conference and Exhibition. With a theme of “Innovating to Meet the Challenges of Global Energy Demand,” the conference explored key industry issues such as finding sustainable solutions for the increasing worldwide energy demand and developing innovative ideas and technologies that will produce hydrocarbons more efficiently. Continue reading

R&D Technical Section to hold dinner meeting at ATCE 2008

The Research & Development (R&D) Technical Section will hold a dinner meeting during ATCE 2008 in Denver’s Colorado Convention Center on Wednesday, 24 September. Section Chairperson J. Chris Buckingham of the Southwest Research Institute thinks the meeting will offer members a fresh perspective on the section’s progress over the past year and new opportunities for involvement. Continue reading

SPE establishes new Completions Optimization and Technology Award

The SPE Honors and Awards Program recognizes significant technical and professional contributions to the worldwide oil and gas industry. To address overlapping technical categories within the Production & Operations Award and Drilling & Completions Award disciplines, the SPE Technical Directors recommended a new Completions Optimization and Technology Award. The Drilling and Completions Award will change to the Drilling Engineering Award because completions will fall under the new award. The Completions Optimization and Technology Award will encompass the following technical disciplines: Continue reading

SPE Members Invited to Edit, Expand New Multi-Language Glossary

The SPE E&P Glossary is a new multi-language reference for upstream oil and gas terms. SPE members are encouraged to directly add or edit terms, definitions and translations. To start the glossary, SPE member George E. King, BP, contributed a collection of about 4,000 English terms and definitions that he developed. Initial languages targeted for translation are Chinese, Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese. English terms may also be added or edited. Instructions are provided with the glossary.

2008-2009 SPE Distinguished Lecture schedule announced

The scheduled appearances at SPE section meetings of the 29 SPE Distinguished Lecturers has been posted on SPE.org. The Distinguished Lecturer Program, supported by the SPE Foundation, offers a unique opportunity for members and guests to hear from industry leaders discussing challenges, trends, and technology. All six disciplines encompassed by the Society are represented in this season’s slate of lecturers, and includes presentations on reservoir management, artificial lift, hydraulic fracturing and more.

Five full-length Distinguished Lecturer videos now available

dl_player200.jpgFull-length videos of five selected SPE Distinguished Lecturers are available free through July. Normally these are open to SPE members only. SPE members, share them with your colleagues, and then invite them to join SPE. PDF versions of the lecturers presentations are also posted, allowing you to view detailed graphs and images.