Congratulations to Alexander Restrepo! He has been awarded the 2012 Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship. His scholarship is renewable for up to four years. Alex is a graduate of the Albuquerque Academy in New Mexico. While attending high school, Alex was selected to attend the Nation Youth Leadership Forum on National Security in Washington, D.C, where he explored [...]
The SPE Brazil Section participated in the 2013 Rio Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition on 17–19 September 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The SPE Mexican Section participated in the Mexican Petroleum Congress 9-13 September in Mexico City. With this event, the Mexican Section was able to display the benefits of our association to some of the most influential individuals in the region’s E&P industry.
Thank you to all section members for attending Distinguished Lecturer meetings and submitting evaluations during the 2011-12 DL season. The winners of the 2011-12 DL Evaluation Contest are: Less than 150 members: Balikipapan Between 150-500 members: None Qualified (must submit evaluations for each lecture) More than 500 members: Thailand A new DL season (2012-13) begins in September. The [...]
The President’s Award for Section Excellence recognizes SPE sections who display exemplary efforts in technology dissemination, section operations, member benefits, society and community benefits and innovation. The awards are presented to an officer of each section during the President’s Luncheon at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2012 President’s Award for Section Excellence Aberdeen [...]
Congratulations to the SPE Colombian Section celebrating 45 years! The SPE Colombian Section is celebrating 45 years of excellence. To celebrate this big milestone the section organized a reception on July 5 in Bogota, Colombia. During the reception, attended by over 180 members, they awarded their outstanding members in the following categories: Excellence, Integrity, Professionalism, [...]
Congratulations to Mojtaba Pordel Shahri! He has been awarded the 2012 Henry Dewitt Smith Fellowship. Mojtaba received his BS and MS degrees in petroleum engineering, and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in petroleum engineering. He earned the 1st rank in both undergraduate and graduate studies in 2008 and 2010 among all the students. [...]
An Applied Technology Workshop (ATW) on Petroleum Reserves & Resources Estimation – PRMS Application Guidelines Document was held in Lima, Peru on 23-24 May. Satinder Purewal with EER (AS) and Victor Huerta with Repsol Peru were the co-chairs for this workshop that had 8 Technical Sessions and brought together 98 attendees from 16 countries. Each session [...]
We welcome the following new student chapters to SPE. Congratulations! Escuela Militar de Ingenieria in Bolivia Universidade de Sao Paulo in Brazil Universidade Federal de Pelotas in Brazil Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria Federal University of Sergipe in Brazil Indian Institute of Technology in India Makerere University in Uganda
“Petroleum Day” is a bi-monthly event established by the SPE PUC-Rio Student Chapter where invited special guests talk about their work and industry experience. It is also an opportunity to talk about SPE, and, recently, the Pascoal Action. The lecturer was Ruben Caligari, former Regional Director for South America and the Caribbean. Record 88 students attended the [...]