Category Archives: Projects, Facilities and Construction

ASME Petroleum Division – Call for Award Nomination – Henry R. Worthington Medal

One of the main tenets of ASME and the petroleum division is to support the art and science of mechanical engineering. Recognition through awards achieves this end in that it encourages innovation and greater levels of professional excellence.

The Henry R. Worthington Medal is bestowed for eminent achievement in the field of pumping machinery, systems and concepts. Such achievement may be, for example, in the areas of research, development, design, innovation, management, education, or literature.

The deadline for nominee submission is February 1, 2013. Necessary information on the nomination process can be found here. ASME Petroleum Division award nominations may come from anyone.

If you are aware of someone in the industry that meets these qualifications we encourage you to visit the awards webpage or contact the awards committee for further information.

Form of Award: $5000, Bronze Medal, Certificate and Travel expense supplement to attend the award presentation.

Henry R. Worthington Awards Committee
ASME Petroleum Division
11757 Katy Freeway, Suite 380
Houston, TX 77079
Tel: 281-493-3491
Fax: 281-493-3493


The award was established by Worthington Pump, Inc. in 1980 and named after Henry R. Worthington. Among his accomplishments as an engineer were the development of improved steam-driven, direct-acting pumps for steam-powered vessels, and one of the first practical water meters. He was one of the founding members of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

With no more formal education than from the New York City public schools, Henry R. Worthington (1817 – 1880) became a highly regarded professional mechanical engineer from on-the-job training and practical experience. In fact, after a number of working years, that career preparation made him increasingly aware of the need for individuals to have formal training. He joined other concerned professionals in the 1850s to establish the Brooklyn Collegiate & Polytechnic Institute and served on its first board of trustees. Read more »


Subsea Standardization: Finding Common Ground

Projects, Facilities, and ConstructionMark your calendars for SPE’s workshop, “Subsea Standardization: Finding Common Ground,” which will take place in San Antonio, Texas, 9–10 April 2013. Topics include the current states of operators’ and suppliers’ efforts and discussion of processes for achieving subsea standardization, covering quality, welding, and materials. Service data objectives, joint industry projects, and a list of potential milestones and deliverables will be considered.

Standardization in Underwater Facilities Engineering

Paul Jones, subsea manager at Chevron, writes about the dream of an ultimate subsea system in Oil and Gas Facilities. One path to this system is an architecture that is compact and modular—a plug-and-play architecture with common interfaces that can be configured over the full life cycle of the field. Each component’s performance would be understood, enabling fit-for-purpose designs to be deployed when required. Read the column here.

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As an SPE member, you can take advantage of conferences, training courses, live web events, technical sections, and many other programs targeted towards your area of expertise. And, our new magazine, Oil and Gas Facilities, is the only industry publication dedicated exclusively to the quickly-growing projects, facilities, and construction discipline. Join SPE and enjoy a discounted member subscription rate of USD 39—one of the many benefits of an SPE membership.

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Meet the 2012 SPE Projects, Facilities, and Construction Award Winner

Carlos F. Mastrangelo

Carlos F. Mastrangelo, Petrobras, Houston, Texas, USA

Considered by most of his peers and specialists in the oil industry as the right person responsible for the concept’s definition, going back to 1980s, that made popular the Petrobras way and worldwide use of FPSO’s used as permanent production system. He was responsible for the first FPSO that opened a window for use of this concept as a definitive system and for the biggest turret basic design with 75 risers. He was recognized by SPE Brazilian Section in 2005 as the engineer of the year for his contribution to the development of offshore facilities.

SPE Awards

Congratulations to the 2012 International Award Winners: Projects, Facilities, and Construction

Please join SPE in congratulating the 2012 SPE International Award recipients. The SPE Board of Directors approved the 2012 International Award recipients at their recent meeting. Seventeen international award committees recommended these winners to the board because of their outstanding and significant technical, professional, and service contributions to SPE and the petroleum industry. The winners were chosen from a pool of first rate candidates. SPE President Ganesh Thakur will present the awards to the winners at ATCE in San Antonio Texas.

Projects, Facilities, and Construction Award
Carlos F. Mastrangelo, Petrobras, Katy, Texas, USA

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