SPE Regional Award Summary

Regional award recipients* must

  • Be paid professional members
  • Not have won the same regional award in the last 5 years
  • Not have won the international equivalent award
  • Not have won an international major award
  • Not be an SPE Honorary Member
  • Not be serving on the SPE Board of Directors or the selection committee
  • Not have served on the SPE Board of Directors in the last 2 years
  • Not live in a sanctioned country
*Doesn't apply to the Regional Distinguished Corporate Support Award



Recognize significant volunteer service to SPE

Regional Public Service Award

Recognizes distinguished public service of SPE members at the regional level to country, state, community, or public, with respect to local custom, through excellence in leadership, service, or humanitarianism,  provided the service is over and above requirements of employment.

Regional Service Award

Recognizes exceptional devotion of time, effort, thought, and action as to set them apart from other contributions.

Regional Young Member Outstanding Service Award

Is intended to encourage interests among the young members of the Society that are broader than the profession, and no award shall be presented solely on the basis of a candidate's contribution to the Society, the profession of petroleum engineering, or the petroleum industry. Recipients must be age 35 and under, exhibit leadership to the public and the community AND leadership to SPE, the profession, or the petroleum industry .

Regional Distinguished Corporate Support Award*

Recognizes outstanding support by an organization and distinguished service to SPE members in the region through excellence in leadership and through the commitment of time, energy and professional resources. The award recognizes companies that make contributions to the support of SPE membership, programs, and events and are not based solely on financial assistance.


Faculty members in a petroleum engineering or technology school listed in the energy4me.org list of Petroleum Engineering and Technology Schools Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty Recognizes superior teaching, excellence in research, significant contributions to the petroleum engineering profession, and/or special effectiveness in advising and guiding students


Recognize significant achievement or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering in the area of the technical discipline. Recipients are individuals whose contributions to the technology stand out sharply and advances the discipline.

Completions Optimization and Technology Award Drilling Engineering Award
  • Completion Selection and Design
  • Completion Installation and Operations
  • Completion Monitoring
  • Systems/Intelligent Wells
  • Sand control
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Acidizing
  • Completion Fluids
  • Completions Evaluation
  • Re-completion
  • Well integrity
  • Fundamental Research in Well Completion
  • Well planning
  • Wellbore design
  • Wellheads
  • Drillstring design and dynamics
  • Drill bits
  • Drilling operations
  • Pressure management
  • Formation damage
  • Wellbore positioning
  • Drilling equipment
  • Drilling fluids
  • Drilling measurement
  • Drilling automation
  • Casing and cementing
  • Fundamental research in drilling
Formation Evaluation Award Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award
  • Analysis of Well Performance
  • Reservoir Monitoring
  • Formation Evaluation
  • Reserves Evaluation
  • Reservoir Petrophysics
  • Well Logging
  • Characterization of Reservoir Fluids
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Fundamental Research - Reservoir Description & Dynamics
  • Primary and Enhanced Recovery Processes
  • Recovery of Unconventional Hydrocarbon Systems
  • Reservoir Engineering and Subsurface Storage
  • Reservoir Geology and Geophysics
  • Reservoir Management
  • Reservoir Performance
  • Reservoir Simulation
Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility Award Management and Information Award
  • Environment
  • Fundamental Research in HSE
  • Health
  • HSSE & SR Management
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Sustainability/Social Responsibility
  • Asset and Portfolio Management
  • Risk Management and Decision-Making
  • Strategic Planning and Management
  • Energy Economics
  • Professionalism, Training, and Education
  • Information Management and Systems
  • Research and Development and Emerging Technology Programs
Production and Operations Award Projects, Facilities, and Construction Award
  • Production and injection systems
  • Production enhancement
  • Artificial lift systems
  • Production performance evaluation
  • Special technology applications
  • Oilfield chemistry
  • Multiphase flow in wells
  • Production management
  • Well life-cycle management, intervention, and decommissioning
  • Artificial Lift Systems
  • Design and Optimization
  • Fundamental Research in Production and Operations
  • Multiphase Flow in Wells
  • Oilfield Chemistry
  • Operations Management
  • Production Enhancement
  • Production/Injection Monitoring and Control
  • Facilities and Construction Project Management
  • Facilities Operations
  • Flow Assurance
  • Fund. Research in Projects, Facilities & Construction
  • Gas Monetization
  • Measurement and Control
  • Pipelines, Flowlines and Risers
  • Platforms and Floating Systems
  • Processing Systems and Design
    Subsea Systems
  • Underground Gas Storage