Members of the Montana Tech chapter recently participated in a Thanksgiving community food drive. In addition to collecting food from the campus, they also purchased $200 of food, which was then distributed.
The chapter also took part in the Montana Tech Christmas Bazaar, where over $7,000 was raised by the chapter.
SPE student members at Marietta College hosted 2nd Annual Student Technical Sessions (ASTS), where students came together to share knowledge gained through summer internships.
Members also volunteered at “Up Til Dawn”, where students gathered to mail out donation request letters on behalf of St. Jude’s Hospital. Recipients of these letters were able to send their donations in a prepaid envelope back to Marietta College. The donations were then given to St. Jude’s Hospital.
To round things off, the students travelled to the Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Colorado Avalanche hockey match. A fun evening was had by all!
Margaret Watson, Society of Petroleum Engineers
HORSEHEADS, New York, 15 November 2010 – The Society of Petroleum Engineers has established a new section in the United States in the Twin Tiers area of Northern Pennsylvania and Southern New York. The SPE Twin Tiers Section is the first new SPE section in the US since 2007 and was established to provide a resource for the Twin Tiers region and the rapidly growing Marcellus Shale development through community education, professional development and networking.
At this time, the Twin Tiers section consists of 32 members and it is actively looking for new members and to coordinate efforts with existing members. If you are interested in joining or working with the SPE Twin Tiers Section, please contact the Section Chairman, Adam Bell at (607) 742-0450, firstname.lastname@example.org, 224 North Main Street, Horseheads, NY 14845 or the Section Membership Chairman Nat Hendricks at (718) 834-1010 email@example.com.
SPE membership includes engineers, scientists, technicians, managers, operators, educators and other professionals who work in the global upstream oil and gas industry, as well as student members. Student members are enrolled in petroleum engineering programs and related fields at universities around the world.
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves 92,000-plus members in 117 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, conferences, workshops, forums, and website atwww.spe.org.
Five SPE members from the Eastern North America Region were recognized for their contribution to SPE and technical expertise two weeks ago in West Virginia. Learn more about regional awards and nominate an outstanding individual at http://www.spe.org/about/honors/regional_awards.php.
Left to right: Richard Fulcher; Charles Boyer; Mark Spears, 2010 President’s Award Winner, Most Improved Section; Bill Rubin; David Freeman.
Congratulations to the following who have displayed exemplary achievements in 2010: Continue reading
On September 2, 2010 Mr. Turley, former Marathon VP of Engineering & Technology, came to Marietta to lecture for 2 hours on the Macondo well blowout that occurred in April, 2010. Topics included: casing design, drilling mud systems, hydrostatic pressure and the effects of a gas kick. There were 51 attendees – 44 members, 2 guests, and 5 faculty members.
PetroBowl at 2010 ATCE once again had student chapter teams compete in a tournament-style contest that tests their knowledge of SPE and the E&P industry. Congratulations to the 2010 PetroBowl champions – University of Oklahoma!
The purpose of the SPE President’s Award For Section Excellence is to recognize SPE sections whose efforts in member programs, technology dissemination, and cooperation with other SPE sections distinguish them. Because the award recognizes exceptional merit in a number of areas, it is not required that an award be given every year; up to six awards may be given annually. Learn more.
2011 Winning Sections
2011 Most Improved Sections
Calgary and Port Harcourt (tie)
2011 Most Innovative New Program
Ghana and London (tie)
The Marietta SPE Student Chapter organized and participated in a community service event in late August. Eighteen members, four faulty, and over 200 guests attended. The SPE students dedicated over 50 hours of community service by staffing the Annual EVE Auction in Marietta, Ohio. Students arrived early to set up auction tables and help facilitate the event. The purpose for the event was to raise money for battered spouses in order to help them get back on their feet.
The photo features Marsha Hupp, Marietta College SPE Vice President, showing an auction item during the silent auction.
Take Advantage of ATCE!
If you are planning to attend the 2010 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in Florence this September, here are some tips for getting the most out of your trip: Continue reading