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Sami Alnuaim

One Year of Sustainability Is Not Enough

I cannot believe that a year has passed since I was inaugurated as SPE president in Dallas last September. My term has passed at the speed of light as I have traveled all over the world meeting our members and representing SPE at conferences and other events. Continue Reading.

Congratulations to the Winners of 2019 SPE Presidential Award for Outstanding Section!

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Nine SPE sections have been awarded the SPE Presidential Award for Outstanding Section, the highest honor a section can receive. The awards will be presented to section officers at ATCE in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


Join Petrobras CEO to Celebrate Industry Accomplishments

OTC Brasil will host an Awards Luncheon on 30 October at the SulAmérica Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro to honor 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award recipients.

Carlos Tadeu Fraga (pictured) will be honored for individual achievement and Petrobras’ EWT Libra Project is being recognized for corporate achievement. Register for the event to celebrate the offshore E&P accomplishments and to engage with industry leaders from around the world.

Upstream Finance and Investments Conference 2019 SPE London SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference 17 to 19 March 2020

2019 Canada Region Award Winners Announced

SPE awards recognize members for their technical contributions, professional excellence, career achievement and service to colleagues.

This year the Canada Region would like to recognize several well-deserving members who have contributed exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well as making significant professional contributions within their technical disciplines. View the 2019 recipients.

Join 2020 SPE President Shauna Noonan at SPE Co-Located Events


Registration is now open for SPE co-located events, LACPEC and the International Conference on HSE and Sustainability, 17–19 March 2020 in Bogotá, Colombia. It is a unique opportunity to grow your network and connect with 2020 SPE President Shauna Noonan and leaders from Ecopetrol, YPF, Baker Hughes, Oxy, Schlumberger, Shell, and more.

Register early and get inspired by topics that enrich your commitment and professional pride.

Video: Petroleum Resources Management System

SPE has two new offerings for the PRMS. These are very short videos explaining two of the most complicated topics in the document. Take a look now and watch for more to be added later. Watch now.

New HSE Technical Discipline Name

hse_discipline_100px Health, Safety, and Environment technical discipline is changing its name to Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability. This change showcases sustainability as one of SPE’s strategic priorities and demonstrates its importance to the industry. The newly updated technical discipline icons will remain the same. Learn More.

Volunteer Translators Sought

We are looking for members who are proficient in another language to help translate glossary terms, articles, and papers from English into other languages. Opportunities include:

  • Chinese
  • Russian
  • Portugese

  • SPE members can support the SPECEF through one-time or monthly donations. Charitable contributions to SPECEF are tax deductible.

    Visit the SPECEF page for more information and to donate online now (SPE login required).

    Scholarship Application Now Available

    The SPE Canadian Educational Foundation (SPECEF) awards scholarships to students studying at Canadian institutions with the goal of a career in the oil and gas industry.

    The application process is now open.

    The deadline to submit is 19 December 2019.

    Learn more.

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