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Cynthia Thompson
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SPE Awards

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

International Awards

SPE is no longer accepting international award nominations.

International awards recognize individuals who make significant technical and professional contributions to the petroleum engineering profession and to the worldwide oil and gas industry. Go to to learn about technical taxonomy. Review the SPE International Awards Nomination Form Worksheet (pdf) for more information.

Award recipients are announced in July, posted on the SPE website, and published in the Journal of Petroleum Technology. The awards are presented during ATCE.

Regional Awards

SPE is no longer accepting regional award nominations.

Regional awards recognize members who contribute exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well as making significant professional contributions within their technical disciplines at the SPE regional level.

Awards are presented at the appropriate SPE region or SPE section meeting. Go to to learn about technical taxonomy. Review the step-by-step process for Regional Award nominations.