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2024 Judge Portal

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SPE Award Subcommittee Members

(Cedric K. Ferguson/Rossiter Raymond Subcommittee Members Excluded)

NOTE: SPE Award nominations and letters of recommendation are confidential.

Committee Information

Chair Term – One Year
Committee Member Term – Three Years

A committee member going into their third year of service will be selected and invited to serve as committee chair in their final year on the committee.

Outgoing committee chairs will be invited to serve on the prestigious SPE Awards and Recognition Committee following their term as committee chair.

Important Dates & Deadlines For 2024

10 January – A conference call/orientation will be scheduled with the Chair of each subcommittee.

1 February – A conference call/orientation will be scheduled to include all subcommittee members/judges.

15 February – Nominations for international awards due.

25 February – Supporting letters and CV/Resumes (or LinkedIn Profiles) Due (for international candidates).

1 March – Nominations for regional awards due.

10 March – Supporting letters and CV/Resumes (or LinkedIn Profiles) Due (for regional candidates).

February/March – Subcommittee members will be advised when we are ready for you to log in and begin judging.

March - May – Up to three deliberation conference calls will take place for round one through three judging. Specifics will be provided by your committee chair and/or the Awards and Recognition Manager. 

15 May – Recommendations for proposed award recipients due to the board of directors. 

Please Note: We will make every effort to accommodate different time zones when scheduling conference call orientations and deliberations. Given the wide range of time zones, meeting times will fall outside of standard work hours for some. We do ask that you join these calls if they fall within a couple/few hours of your usual hours. For those unable to join, I will email meeting notes to each subcommittee member. If you would like to discuss the meeting notes, please reach out to your Chair directly.

Important Files/Links For 2024

Awards Home
Click Here to View Award Rules
OpenWater (Judging Platform) Log-In
International Judge Orientation 
(Including Judging Instructions)
How to Navigate the Judge Portal (pdf)
Score Card Templates Per Award Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: As a judge (or Regional/Technical Director) of an award committee, can I nominate a candidate for an award, or provide a letter of support for a candidate?
A: Nominations: Chairs, ex-officio members and committee members should not nominate candidates for the award in which they are judging. If they have nominated a candidate, they should recuse themself from the committee. Rather than nominating, we recommend they find an alternate nominator to nominate any deserving candidates.

Letters of Support: We strongly advise refraining from writing letters of support for any candidate in the running for the award in which you will be judging. Given our three-year candidate pool, we realize that a committee member may have provided a letter of support in a prior year for a nomination still ‘in the running’. If this is the case, it is acceptable. We simply ask that you remain neutral and open-minded during deliberations and when judging.

Q. Can committee members advocate for a candidate?
A. We realize that many committee members are familiar with candidates in any given candidate pool. Judges may speak to their knowledge of a particular candidate’s accomplishments during deliberations; however, they must refrain from forcing the candidate on the committee. They must remain neutral and open-minded to the accomplishments of all candidates. Ex-Officios should refrain from advocating for any candidate.

Q: Should judges only consider items within the nomination packet, or can we research using public platforms?
A: Judges may research candidates using public platforms; however, this is not required. If a judge does choose to utilize public platforms, he/she should be consistent and research each candidate to remain consistent and fair.

Judging Phases

Round One – Rating
Round Two – Ranking
Round Three – Vote for First

Award Subcommittees

Carll, Lucas & Uren
Cedric K. Ferguson
Completions Optimization & Technology
DAA for PE Faculty
Data Science & Engineering Analytics
DeGolyer, Rand & McConnell 
Distinguished Member & Honorary Member 
Distinguished Service 
Drilling Engineering 
Formation Evaluation 
Health, Safety & Environment 
Management Award 
Production & Operations 
Projects, Facilities & Construction
Public Service 
Reservoir Description & Dynamics
Sustainability & Stewardship 
Giovanni Paccaloni Young Professional Service