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Jackie Hoffmann
Middle East and N. Africa

Jill Thomas
Canada
Western N. America
Gulf Coast N. America
Rocky Mountain N. America
South Western N. America

Zain Al Radaideh
Eastern N. America
Mid-Continent N. America

Justin Kijam
North Asia Pacific
South Asia and the Pacific

Khochbar Ramazanov
Russia and Caspian

Dalexa Fernandez
Latin America and Caribbean

Ola Davies
Africa
North Sea
South, Central and Eastern Europe

SPE Regional Awards

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. 

  • Regional nominations remain active for one year. Regional award recipients will be eligible to be considered at the international level (with regional director approval). If approved, the nomination will automatically be transferred into the international candidate pool where it will remain active for three years. New nominations should not be submitted for these candidates.
  • Regional awards are presented at local events TBA by the regional director.
  • Regional nominations require a minimum of one letter of support, maximum of six, to be uploaded by contributors.
  • Regional nominations require candidates to upload their CV/Resume or LinkedIn profile. 

 Please View the Following Presentation Prior to Submitting a Nomination

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Complete List of SPE Regional Awards

Completions Optimization and Technology Award
The Completions Optimization and Technology Award of the Society of Petroleum Engineers recognizes outstanding achievement or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering in the area of completions optimization and technology. This technical discipline covers tubing and casing design, completion equipment, formation isolation, hydraulic fracturing and gravel packing, sand control, acidizing, completions monitoring and optimization, completions evaluation including logging, imaging, and wellbore seismic and fundamental research in completions. View past recipients.

Data Science and Engineering Analytics Award
The Data Science and Engineering Analytics Award of the Society of Petroleum Engineers recognizes outstanding achievement or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering in the area of data science and engineering analytics. View past recipients.

Drilling Engineering Award
The Drilling Engineering Award of the Society of Petroleum Engineers recognizes outstanding achievement or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering in the area of drilling engineering technology. This technical discipline covers drilling equipment, operational environment, downhole operations, site operations, drilling design and analysis, and drilling management. View past recipients.

Formation Evaluation Award
The Formation Evaluation Award of the Society of Petroleum Engineers recognizes outstanding achievement or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering in the area of formation evaluation. View past recipients.

Health, Safety, and Environment Award
The Health, Safety, and Environment Award of the Society of Petroleum Engineers recognizes outstanding achievement or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering in the field of environmental protection, health, or safety in oil and gas exploration, drilling, or production operations. View past recipients.

Production and Operations Award
The Production and Operations Award of the Society of Petroleum Engineers recognizes outstanding achievement or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering in the area of production and operations technology. This technical discipline includes production and injection systems, production enhancement, artificial lift systems, production performance evaluation, special technology applications, oilfield chemistry, multiphase flow in wells, production management, well life-cycle management and intervention. View past recipients.

Management Award 
(Formerly the Economics and Evaluation Award and the Management and Information Award)

The Management Award of the Society of Petroleum Engineers recognizes outstanding achievement or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering in the technical discipline of Management. 

Note: this is award is not intended for the management of “staff/people.” See below for clarification of the intent of the award.

The award will encompass technical contributions in (see Petrowiki-Taxonomy):

  • Asset and portfolio management
  • Risk management and decision-making
  • Strategic planning and management
  • Energy economics
  • Professionalism, training, and education

Detailed descriptions of each technical discipline sub-category can be found on the SPE website at: petrowiki.spe.org/Taxonomy#Management

Please note, the award is not intended for:

  • Managing people, projects, or organizational units
  • General management topics that might be an MBA such as legal, human resources, etc.
  • Topics of “interest” to management
  • Soft skills, other than in the categories in the taxonomy
  • A “miscellaneous” category for topics that don’t fit one of the other technical disciplines

View past recipients.

Projects, Facilities and Construction Award
The Projects, Facilities, and Construction Award of the Society of Petroleum Engineers recognizes outstanding achievement or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering in the area of facilities and construction. This technical discipline includes: process systems and equipment; gas utilization; measurement and control; electrical systems; pipelines and pipeline design; materials and corrosion; solids handling and control; platforms and floating systems; subsea systems; facilities operations; facilities and construction project management. View past recipients.

Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award
The Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award of the Society of Petroleum Engineers recognizes outstanding achievement or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering in the area of reservoir technology. View past recipients.

Sustainability and Stewardship in the Oil and Gas Industry Award
The SPE Sustainability and Stewardship in the Oil and Gas Industry Award of the Society of Petroleum Engineers recognizes the outstanding efforts and impacts of individuals in the upstream oil and gas industry, in innovating, adopting, and promoting key aspects of sustainable development at scale. The award will encompass: 

Environmental: Environmental sustainability, including protecting or enhancing biodiversity and ecosystems, reducing, or eliminating any form of greenhouse gas emissions, creating carbon-negative solutions, improving water management, or transforming waste to new valuable products or energy.

Social: Social sustainability, including engaging to create societal and community benefits, environmental justice, human rights, supporting industry staff to build on existing and learn new skills to open new career opportunities, and enabling a fair and just people-centered transition.1

Innovation/Technology: Innovating to transform the energy system across process, system, and technology. Inclusive of environmental and social topics, as well as technological breakthroughs that reduce emissions, eliminate leaks, improve efficiency, enhance profitability and attractiveness, accelerate scaling, and create circulatory use of waste as feedstock. This can also encompass the effective use of data and analytics to improve decision making, identification, assessment, and reduction of risks, improvements in benefit quantification, streamlining and optimization of materials supply chain, or novel ways to accomplish the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

1 A just transition seeks to ensure that the substantial benefits of a green economy transition are shared widely, while also supporting those who stand to lose economically – be they countries, regions, industries, communities, workers or consumers.

View past recipients.

Prior to submitting a nomination, it is imperative that you thoroughly review the full presentation found above.

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Regional Service Award
The SPE Service Award recognizes contributions to the Society of Petroleum Engineers that exhibit such exceptional devotion of time, effort, thought, and action as to set them apart from other contributions and thereby create an indebtedness of the Society to the contributor.

The importance of this award shall be maintained by issuance only to those relatively few individuals whose contributions stand out sharply even above the excellence of the services rendered each year by several score members of the Society. However, the above does not preclude the committee of award making more than one nomination annually if it deems such action proper. View past recipients.

Prior to submitting a nomination, it is imperative that you thoroughly review the full presentation found above.

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Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty
The Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty, established in 1981, recognizes superior teaching, excellence in research, significant contributions to the petroleum engineering profession, and/or special effectiveness in advising and guiding students. View past recipients.

Prior to submitting a nomination, it is imperative that you thoroughly review the full presentation found above.

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Regional Public Service Award
The Public Service Award recognizes distinguished service to country, state, community, or public, with respect to local custom and considering the different cultural perceptions of public service, through excellence in leadership, service, or humanitarianism, provided the service is over and above requirements of employment. View past recipients.

Prior to submitting a nomination, it is imperative that you thoroughly review the full presentation found above.

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Regional Young Professional Outstanding Service Award
The Regional Young Professional Service Award of the Society of Petroleum Engineers recognizes both:

  • Excellence and leadership in service to the public and the community, with respect to local custom
  • Service to the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the profession of petroleum engineering, or the petroleum industry

View past recipients.

Prior to submitting a nomination, it is imperative that you thoroughly review the full presentation found above.

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Regional Distinguished Corporate Support Award
The SPE Regional Distinguished Corporate Support Award recognizes outstanding support by an organization and distinguished service to SPE members in the region through excellence in leadership and through the commitment of time, energy, and professional resources. Its intent is to recognize companies that help make contributions to the support of SPE membership, programs, and events and not solely through financial assistance to the Society or the petroleum industry.

The SPE Regional Distinguished Corporate Support Award is the only award in the SPE Awards Program that is awarded to a group versus an individual. Nominations may be submitted by an employee of the company to be considered, or by any other SPE Member. SPE staff are prohibited from nominating candidates for any SPE Award. View past recipients.

Prior to submitting a nomination, it is imperative that you thoroughly review the full presentation found above.

   Nominate for a Corporate Award