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Qiaotong Ren—2016 Henry DeWitt Smith Fellowship Winner!

Qiaotong Ren has been announced as the 2016 Henry DeWitt Smith Fellowship recipient. Qiaotong was born in China, and lived there for 14 years before coming to the UK. She studied in the International School of Aberdeen before graduating with an International Baccalaureate diploma. For her BSc degree, she studied geology at Imperial College London and graduated with First Class Honours in June 2016. Qiaotong is  now pursuing a Master’s in Petroleum Geoscience in Imperial College London.

Upon receiving the award Qiaotong said “I am very honoured to be the recipient of the 2016 Henry DeWitt Smith Fellowship. This scholarship really means a lot to me, as not only does it provide support for my pursuit of a graduate education in Petroleum Geoscience, but it is also significant to me in that my efforts, achievements and enthusiasm are recognized and acknowledged by the SPE Scholarship Committee, which I cannot appreciate more.”

After graduating from a Master’s in Petroleum Geoscience in September 2017, Qiaotong wants to work as a graduate geologist in an Oil & Gas company, gaining new knowledge, skills and experience. Her goal is then to become a professional petroleum geoscientist and become a strong leader in the industry.

Distinguished Lecturer Evaluation Contest Winners Announced for 2015-2016

Thank you to all section members for attending Distinguished Lecturer (DL)  meetings and submitting evaluations during the 2015–2016 DL season.

The winners of the 2015–2016 Distinguished Lecturer Evaluation Contest are:

  • Sections with less than 150 members: Kavala
  • Sections between 151-500 members: Copenhagen
  • Sections with more than 500 members: Mexico

The 2016–2017 Distinguished Lecturer season began in September. The evaluation process has been simplified, and you will now be able to complete and submit Distinguished Lecturer’s evaluations online or use the QR code on an evaluation. No paper evaluations will be accepted.

To ensure that your section is entered into and wins the 2016–2017 Distinguished Lecturer Evaluation Contest, please:

  • Attend all section meetings featuring Distinguished Lecturers.
  • Listen to, engage and evaluate the Distinguished Lecturer’s presentation.
  • Fill out and submit online the Section Attendees’ Tour Evaluation form for every Distinguished Lecturer visit.

Winning sections will receive:

  • Acknowledgment on SPE.org

Learn more about the contest »

Fill out and submit a Section Attendees’ Tour Evaluation form »


SPE Announces 2016 Regional Award Recipients

Please congratulate SPE’s Regional Award recipients for 2016. SPE’s regional awards are designed to recognize those members who’ve contributed exceptional service and leadership to the society, as well as those who’ve made major professional contributions to their technical disciplines at the regional level. These awards are handed out at region and section meetings.

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Spotlight on Young Professionals

Do you know of a young professional who deserves to be put in the spotlight? If so, suggest them or yourself to be featured in the “Spotlight on Young Professionals”.

The purpose of “Spotlight on Young Professionals” is to share interesting voluntary contributions and technical achievements of young professionals with their peers. The chosen stories will be featured within The Way Ahead™, SPE’s magazine by and for young professionals (YPs), and through SPE’s social media channels targeting YPs.

Tell us if you have an interesting story about yourself or a peer, and be put in the Spotlight.

Submit your story today for a chance to be featured in the next TWA spotlight!

All applications will be reviewed by the Young Member Engagement Committee.