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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.

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  • 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.

    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).

    Canadian Scholarship Winners Selected

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

    The goal of SPECEF is to support energy education through various programs, including this annual scholarship. 

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

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    Leaders of Petrobras, ANP, and the International Energy Agency to Speak at OTC Brasil

    Join us at OTC Brasil, 29–31 October, in Rio de Janeiro to engage with top E&P executives from around the world, including:

    • Roberto Castello Branco, CEO, Petrobras
    • Fatih Birol, International Energy Agency
    • Decio Oddone, National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP)
    • Marie-Noëlle Semeria, Chief Technology Officer, Total

    Register today and take advantage of the special hotel rates.

    Celebrate Industry Pride at Two Premier Conferences

    SPE is co-locating LACPEC and the International Conference on HSE and Sustainability, 17–19 March 2020 in Bogotá, Colombia. It is a unique opportunity to be inspired by topics that enrich your commitment and professional pride.

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    In Memoriam

    “I was very saddened to hear of the recent passing of several great leaders — Juan Roger as well as DeAnn Craig and Stephen Holditch. Our sincerest condolences to their families and the many people who were inspired by them.” — Mark Rubin, CEO and Executive Vice President, SPE

    In memoriam of these great leaders:

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    Juan Roger

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    Dee Ann Craig

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    Stephen Holditch

    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

  • Want to Attend ATCE? Show Your Boss the Benefits

    There are many reasons to attend this year’s SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE). With 300+ papers, 200+ exhibiting companies, and multiple networking events, ATCE offers access to the latest technologies and practices. Use the ATCE Justification Toolkit to help outline the benefits to your supervisors, and make plans to join on 30 September–2 October in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Registration for ATCE is open, and early rates are available until 26 August.

    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.

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  • Congratulations to Canada Region Award Winners

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

    This year the Canada Region would like to recognize 12 well-deserving members who have contributed exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well as making significant professional contributions within their technical disciplines. 


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