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SPE Names Darcy Spady as 2018 SPE President

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) announces that Darcy W. Spady, P. Eng., managing director of Broadview Energy Asset Management, has been elected as 2018 SPE president. His term as president begins in September 2017. Spady is the first Canadian elected as president of SPE.

“I am honored to have been selected, and I look forward to being a great representative not only of SPE, but of Canada and Canadian technology as well,” Spady said when his nomination was announced.

Read the complete press release.


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New Scholarship Fund Established for Canadian Students

Front Row: Stephan Benediktson (center) with SPECEF Board Members
Back Row: Stephan Benediktson’s sons, Steve and David, and daughter, Susan, as well as 2018 SPE President Darcy Spady

The Benediktson family (pictured above) generously donated CAD 100,000 to the SPE Canadian Educational Foundation to create a scholarship endowment fund. The Stephan V. Benediktson Scholarship Fund will provide one scholarship annually to a Canadian student who is in the third year of pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Engineering at a Canadian or US university. Preference will be given to those who are enrolled in a petroleum engineering program and who are SPE student members.


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  3. Select one or more options in the Events Based on Geographical Regions section. 

You must have both “Canada” and “Conferences, workshops, forums, etc.” selected in order to receive information about conferences, workshops, and other events taking place in the region. 

Two Conferences, One Rate: Register Now.

Maximize your time and budget in 2017 by attending two simultaneous conferencesfor one registration fee. The SPE Canada Unconventional Resources Conference and the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference take place on 15-16 February 2017 in Calgary. Attend and gain access to both technical programs, various networking events, and a shared exhibition. 

Early-bird registration rates are available until 1 February. 


SPE Canada Regional Student Paper Contest

The SPE Memorial University Student Chapter, in collaboration with the Atlantic Canada section, is proud to announce that they will be hosting the 2016 Canadian Region Student Paper Contest for undergraduate, master’s and PhD students. This work can include anything from coursework, internship projects, theses, dissertations and more - as long as you are the major contributor to the work.

Selected students will have the opportunity to present their work to an audience of industry professional and peers. Winners in each category will receive travel support form SPE International and will also be asked to prepare a written paper and represent the SPE Canada Region at the SPE International Student Paper Contest at the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition on 26-28 September 2016 in Dubai, UAE.

View the details at the Atlantic Canada Section events page.

Regional activities

Technical and networking luncheons

SPE sections in Canada offer Technical and Networking Luncheons on a monthly basis. Contact Member Services Specialist Jill Thomas at +1-403-930-5453, or your local section for the upcoming luncheons.

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SPE Canada Office

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Calgary, AB T2P 2X6 Canada

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