SPE Notes

News and Updates for SPE Members Worldwide

SPE Announces Technical Agenda for the 2012 SPE Latin American and Caribbean Conference

Premiere Latin American and Caribbean oil and gas conference set for Mexico City

Richardson, Texas, USA, (January 30, 2012) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference (LACPEC) is a 3-day multidisciplinary technical program scheduled for 16–18 April 2012 in Mexico City, Mexico. Continue reading

STAY Alert, still on-going: Fraudulent Check Warning

NOTE: This fraudulent scheme is still an on-going issue for our organization and our members and your help is appreciated.

Over the last few days it has come to our attention that criminals are using SPE’s corporate name in an attempt to commit fraud on the public. To date, there have been numerous checks presented to banks for collections.  In each case, an individual receives a fraudulent check with SPE’s name as the payer, along with a San Francisco address. The individual is then asked to deposit the check, and forward funds to another person.

SPE is in no way involved in this fraud scheme. SPE has no San Francisco address, and would never request that a payee forward funds to anyone.

SPE has contacted its bank, and notified the proper authorities. If you receive an unexpected check from The Society of Petroleum Engineers, Inc. and are asked to in turn send money to someone else, please contact Cheryl Finnerty at 972-952-9424. DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, SEND MONEY TO ANYONE BASED ON THESE FRAUDULENT DOCUMENTS.

 

SPE, Getenergy Partner to Bring Education, Training Providers to Industry Events

SPE Contact: Paige McCown, +1 713-457-6826, pmccown@spe.org ; Getenergy Contact: Helen Jones, +44 (0)207 0965 602, helen.jones@getenergyevent.com

Richardson, Texas, USA, (January 17, 2012) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and Getenergy  have announced plans to join efforts to bring providers of education, training, and national workforce development to the global oil and gas industry through their events.

The unique partnership will see SPE play a role in Getenergy’s annual global meetings from June 2012 onwards.  Getenergy’s will bring its learning arena exhibitions and specialist knowledge of education and training for the upstream business to some of SPE’s leading global technology and engineering events in the coming 3 years.  Continue reading

Inaugural Carbon Management Technology Conference Focuses on Reduction, Adaptation

CONTACT: Leigha Burns (+1.972.952.9324, email lburns@spe.org)

RICHARDSON, Texas, USA (28 December 2011)—The first-ever Carbon Management Technology Conference will be held 7–9 February 2012 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Eight engineering societies are sponsoring this conference, bringing together all disciplines to share the latest technologies, strategies and systems related to the management and containment of carbon production. Continue reading

Attend the special session on Advancing Automation in Well Construction

SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) and IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee will offer a special session on Advancing Automation in Well Construction by learning from the experience of other industries

When: 5 March 2012, 1300 – 1700 PST
Where: Town and Country Resort and Convention Center  |  San Diego, California USA
Sponsored Reception by Integrated Drilling Equipment from 1700-1900 PST

There is no charge to attend this important meeting.  However, due to limited seating you must register to attend.Registration for spouses attending the reception is also required.

Register now »

You are invited to attend this special session immediately preceding the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference (6-8 March 2012).   This half-day event features three exciting speakers addressing innovative applications of automation:

  • Mike Withers, VP Ride Engineering, Disney Imagineering
    Developing Automated Rides – Automation successfully applied in environments with high safety and reliability requirements without specialist operators.
  • Bertrand du Castel, Fellow, Schlumberger
    The Driller’s Brain: Human-Centered Oilfield Automation – The development of rig-state and drilling-state activity definitions that create the basis for understanding, implementing, and enhancing drilling systems automation operations
  • Arjun Singh, University of California Berkley
    Extreme Aerobatic Autonomous Helicopter Flight – Learning algorithms that extract intended trajectory and create a high-accuracy dynamics model, termed automation through apprenticeship learning.

John de Wardt (President, DE WARDT & COMPANY), program Moderator, organized this event with Mario Zamora, Technical Advisor, Schlumberger.

Session includes SPE DSATS and IADC ART activities recap and 2012 election of DSATS officers. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fred Florence
Chairman, Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section

SPE Dallas Office Has Temporarily Moved

SPE’s Dallas office has temporarily moved to Allen, Texas, during a renovation of the Richardson office. The move took place during the weekend of 1-4 December and the Richardson building is completely vacant and now awaiting the start of the renovation. The expected construction start date is early February, and the final construction completion date is expected to be in November, with anticipated move in date to be around mid-December 2012.

Contact information can be found here.

2011 SPE Annual Conference in Denver Featured Latest Technologies for Exploration, Production and the Environment

CONTACT: Dana Otillio (+1.972.952.9471, email dotillio@spe.org)

RICHARDSON, Texas, USA (2 November 2011)—The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) 2011 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) was held this week in Denver, Colorado, and brought together approximately 9,400 oil and gas professionals from 57 countries around the world.

ATCE is one of the leading technical conferences in the upstream oil and gas industry, presenting current best practices and emerging technologies to the engineers, scientists, academia, managers and executives in attendance.Technical presentations covered shale and other unconventional reservoirs, long-term global energy strategy, environmental considerations, remote operations and other important regional and discipline-focused topics.  Continue reading

Download the New Reserves Classification Guide

Guidelines for Application of the Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS), which provides information and examples on use of the PRMS, is now available for free download. The new guidelines are the work of subject matter experts from SPE, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers, and the World Petroleum Council. Continue reading

Society of Petroleum Engineers and dmg events to partner on Canadian events

SPE introduces international heavy oil conference to be presented alongside Global Petroleum Show, Gas & Oil Expo

Richardson, Texas, USA, and Calgary, Alberta, Canada (October 25, 2011) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and dmg events (Canada) inc. have announced plans to conduct the new SPE  International Heavy Oil Conference alongside two of the industry’s major exhibitions, dmg’s Global Petroleum Show (even years) and Gas & Oil Expo (odd years), beginning in 2012.

The SPE International Heavy Oil Conference was developed to respond to SPE members’ interests in a focused heavy oil technical conference in Canada.  The agreement with dmg events will give SPE members an opportunity to participate in an annual conference and simultaneously attend Global Petroleum Show and Gas & Oil Expo, two of the largest exhibition events presented in Canada for the energy industry.
“Canada is an important region for SPE and heavy oil is an important and complex topic for our industry,” said Alain Labastie, 2011 SPE President and Engineering Advisor, TOTAL.  “To better serve our members, we are bringing an annual heavy oil technical conference to Calgary.  It is an ambitious undertaking, but one we know will bring great value to our members.”

The Global Petroleum Show is one of the largest international energy exhibitions held on a bienniel basis, bringing together some 60,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibiting companies to network, collaborate and source new business opportunities.  Gas & Oil Expo is  held every two years and focuses on oil and natural gas technologies and services, with 20,000 registered attendees and 700 exhibiting companies.
“We are excited at the opportunity to have the SPE involved with Global Petroleum Show and Gas & Oil Expo,” said Mark Carr, President – Energy, dmg events.  “Our exhibitors and attendees, many of whom are SPE members, will embrace the chance to network and collaborate on the topic of heavy oil at these events.  The SPE conference will bring a higher level of technical understanding and innovation that is available in the global oil and gas industry.”

SPE has also announced that K.C. Yeung, Manager of Oil Sands Technology at Husky Energy, will chair the Program Committee for the 2012 SPE International Heavy Oil Conference held in conjunction with the Global Petroleum Show, June 12-14. Mr. Yeung has been involved in heavy oil and oil sands reservoir engineering, R&D, and project development in Canada since 1977.  He has given numerous courses and lectures on heavy oil recovery methods and steam-assisted gravity drainage worldwide. He was 2005-06 President of the Canadian Heavy Oil Association; 2007 Chairman of the Petroleum Society of CIM; and 2005-08 Chairman of the Computer Modelling Group Foundation; and serves as 2006-12 Technical Conference Chairman of the World Heavy Oil Congress.  Mr. Yeung is a member of the SPE Canada Board of Directors.

For information, please visit www.spe.org, and www.petroleumshow.com.

Media/Information Contacts:

Society of Petroleum Engineers
Paige McCown
Senior Manager PR/Communications/Social Media
office: 713-457-6826
cell: 713-494-6534
email: pmccown@spe.org

dmg events (Canada) inc.
Paula Arnold
Director, Marketing
office: 403-209-3579
cell: 403-473-5114
email: paulaarnold@dmgevents.com

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About dmg events

dmg events (Canada) inc. is an international trade show and conference organizer, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daily Mail Group Trust (DMGT).  dmg events (Canada) inc. produces ten major energy events around the globe, including the renowned Global Petroleum Show,  Gas and Oil Expo, World Heavy Oil Congress, ADIPEC, Gastech, Oil Sands Trade Show, International Pipeline Exposition, and Global Energy Career Expo, Global Clean Energy Congress and Heavy Oil Latin America Congress.  Visit www.petroleumshow.com.