Category Archives: United States

Montana Tech SPE Student Chapter Lend a Helping Hand

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 Chapter Marietta College Staying Busy

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!

Society of Petroleum Engineers Establishes First New US Section in 3 Years

Contact:
Margaret Watson, Society of Petroleum Engineers
+1.972.952.9304
media@spe.org

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, abell@slb.com, 224 North Main Street, Horseheads, NY 14845 or the Section Membership Chairman Nat Hendricks at (718) 834-1010 orgnathendricks@earthlink.net.

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.

ABOUT SPE
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.

2010 Awards Recipients

Eastern North America Regional Award Recipients Named

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.

Guest Lecturer Visits Marietta

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.

2011 winning sections

President’s Award for Section Excellence Recipients

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 Winning Sections

Aberdeen

Bangalore

Gulf Coast

LA Basin

Moscow

Saudi Arabia

Warri

2011 Most Improved Sections

Calgary and Port Harcourt (tie)

2011 Most Innovative New Program

Ghana and London (tie)


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Marietta SPE Student Chapter Holds a Charity Event

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.

Tyumen Photo

The photo features Marsha Hupp, Marietta College SPE Vice President, showing an auction item during the silent auction.