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Build the World Quarterly Winner Announced

Congratulations to the second quarter winner of the 2013 Build the World of SPE member recruitment contest, Cyrusba Dagogo-Jack, Port Harcourt Section!

The previous quarterly winner was Yonggang Zhan, SPE Southern China Section.

Build the World SPE member recruitment contest begins 1 January and ends 31 December each year. By sharing information about the value and benefits of SPE membership and recruiting friends and colleagues, members are rewarded with cash and prizes. Quarterly prizes are drawn at the end of March, June, September, and December. Learn contest details »

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President’s Award for Section Excellence Recipients

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.

2013 President’s Award for Section Excellence

  • Lloydminster
  • Roswell
  • Atyrau-Kazakhstan
  • Poland
  • Warri Nigeria
  • Mexico
  • Gulf Coast
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Aberdeen

Section Excellence Award

2013 Section Award for Innovation

  • Caracas Petroleum
  • Samara Section
  • Los Angeles Basin
  • Aberdeen

Innovation Award

2013 Most Improved Section Award

  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • East Kentucky
  • Macae
  • Oman

Most Improved Award

2013 Section Award for Outstanding YP Activity

  • Abuja
  • Atyrau-Kazakhstan
  • Bangalore
  • Los Angeles
  • Gulf Coast

Outstanding YP Activity Award

2013 Section Award for Outstanding Student Support

  • Abuja
  • Azerbaijan
  • German
  • Permian Basin
  • Dallas

Outstanding Student Support Award

SPE Recognizes Outstanding and Gold Student Chapters

Congratulations to the following who have displayed meritorious achievements in 2013!

Outstanding Student Chapters

2013 Award Recipients

  • University of Lagos
  • Malaysia University of Technology (UTM)
  • University of Aberdeen
  • Universidade Estadual Do Norte Fluminense – Darcy Ribeiro
  • NED University of Engineering & Technology
  • University of Tulsa
  • Tyumen State Oil & Gas University

2013 Gold Student Chapters
Africa

  • University of Uyo
  • University of Lagos

Asia

  • Bandung Institute of Technology
  • Malaysia University of Technology (UTM)
  • UPN “Veteran” Yoguyakarta
  • China University of Petroleum, Beijing

Europe

  • TU Bergakademie Freiberg
  • IFP-Ecole Nationale Supirieure Du Pitrole & Des Moteurs
  • Mining University of Leoben
  • University of Clausthal
  • AGH University of Science and Technology
  • University of Aberdeen

Latin America

  • Universidade Estadual Do Norte Fluminense
  • Universidade Federal Do Rio De Janeiro
  • Universidade Estacio de Sa
  • Instituto Technologico De Buenos Aires
  • Pontificia Univ Catolica Do Rio De Janeiro-PUC RIO
  • Universidad Nacional Del Comahue (Capitulo Estud. Del Comahue)
  • Universidade Estadual De Campinas

Middle East

  • University of Cairo
  • Indian School of Mines
  • Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • NED University of Engineering & Technology
  • Suez Canal University
  • Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering
  • Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU)
  • Heriot-Watt University, Dubai
  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies
  • British University
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology

North America

  • Montana Tech
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Southern California
  • Texas A&M University
  • Tech Tech University
  • University of Tulsa
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Marietta College
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • Stanford University
  • New Mexico Tech
  • University of Calgary

Russia

  • Gubkin University
  • Tyumen State Oil & Gas University

View all past Outstanding Student Chapter award winners »

The Inaugural HSSE Conference Was a Success

In June, SPE held the inaugural Health, Safety, Social Responsibility and Environment (HSSE) regional conference in Lima, Peru. More than 170 attendees from more than 80 companies in 15 countries gathered in Lima. Attendees benefited from more than 43 technical presentations and two plenaries on sensitive subjects such as, “How to Address/Obtain a License to Operate in Sensitive Areas” and “Measurements and Improvements After Industry Accidents.” “HSSE is a much needed area in our industry, but hard to implement and maintain at the high standards we all do apply,” said Barbara Bruce President and General Manager Hunt Oil Exploration and Production Co. of Peru, and Chairperson of HSSE Conference.

Distinguished Lecturer Evaluation Contest Winners Announced for 2012-2013

Thank you to all section members for attending Distinguished Lecturer meetings and submitting evaluations during the 2012–2013 DL season.

The winners of the 2012–2013 DL Evaluation Contest are:

  • Less than 150 members: Balikpapan
  • Between 150-500 members: Warri Nigeria
  • More than 500 members: London

A new DL season (2013–2014) begins in September. The evaluation process has been simplified, and you will now be able to complete and submit DL’s evaluations online, utilize the QR code on an evaluation, or email in your evaluations.

To ensure that your section is entered into and wins the 2013–2014 Evaluation Contest, please:

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

Winning sections will receive:

  • USD 500 per winning section to the section account
  • Acknowledgment on SPE.org

Learn more about the contest »

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