Nomination Deadlines

International Awards
15 February

Regional Awards
1 March

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SPE Regional Award Summary

Regional award recipients* must:

  • Be paid professional members
  • Not have won the same regional award in the last 5 years
  • Not have won the international equivalent award
  • Not have won an international major award
  • Not be an SPE Honorary Member
  • Not be serving on the SPE Board of Directors or the selection committee
  • Not have served on the SPE Board of Directors in the last 2 years
  • Not live in a sanctioned country

*Doesn't apply to the Regional Distinguished Corporate Support Award

Service Awards

Regional Service Awards recognize significant volunteer service to SPE.

Regional Public Service Award

The Regional Public Service Award recognizes distinguished public service of SPE members at the regional level to country, state, community, or public, with respect to local custom, through excellence in leadership, service, or humanitarianism,  provided the service is over and above requirements of employment.

Regional Service Award

The Regional Service Award recognizes exceptional devotion of time, effort, thought, and action as to set them apart from other contributions.

Regional Young Professional Member Outstanding Service Award

The Regional Young Professional Member Outstanding Service Award is intended to encourage interests among the young members of the Society that are broader than the profession, and no award shall be presented solely on the basis of a candidate's contribution to the Society, the profession of petroleum engineering, or the petroleum industry. Recipients must be age 35 and under, exhibit leadership to the public, and the community, as well as leadership to SPE, the profession, or the petroleum industry.

Regional Distinguished Corporate Support Award*

The 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. The award recognizes companies that make contributions to the support of SPE membership, programs, and events and are not based solely on financial assistance.

Faculty Awards

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

Technical Awards

Technical Awards recognize significant achievements or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering in the area of the technical discipline. The recipients' contributions to the technology stand out sharply and help to advance the discipline.

  • Completion Selection and Design
  • Completion Installation and Operations
  • Completion Monitoring
  • Systems/Intelligent Wells
  • Sand control
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Acidizing
  • Completion Fluids
  • Completions Evaluation
  • Re-completion
  • Well integrity
  • Fundamental Research in Well Completion

  • Information management and systems
  • Research and development and emerging technology programs

  • Well planning
  • Wellbore design
  • Wellheads
  • Drillstring design and dynamics
  • Drill bits
  • Drilling operations
  • Pressure management
  • Formation damage
  • Wellbore positioning
  • Drilling equipment
  • Drilling fluids
  • Drilling measurement
  • Drilling automation
  • Casing and cementing
  • Fundamental research in drilling

  • Analysis of Well Performance
  • Reservoir Monitoring
  • Formation Evaluation
  • Reserves Evaluation
  • Reservoir Petrophysics
  • Well Logging

  • Environment
  • Fundamental Research in HSE
  • Health
  • HSSE & SR Management
  • Safety
  • Security

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

  • 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, intervention, and decommissioning
  • Artificial Lift Systems
  • Design and Optimization
  • Fundamental Research in Production and Operations
  • Multiphase Flow in Wells
  • Oilfield Chemistry
  • Operations Management
  • Production Enhancement
  • Production/Injection Monitoring and Control

  • Facilities and Construction Project Management
  • Facilities Operations
  • Flow Assurance
  • Fund. Research in Projects, Facilities & Construction
  • Gas Monetization
  • Measurement and Control
  • Pipelines, Flowlines and Risers
  • Platforms and Floating Systems
  • Processing Systems and Design Subsea Systems
  • Underground Gas Storage

  • Characterization of Reservoir Fluids
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Fundamental Research - Reservoir Description & Dynamics
  • Primary and Enhanced Recovery Processes
  • Recovery of Unconventional Hydrocarbon Systems
  • Reservoir Engineering and Subsurface Storage
  • Reservoir Geology and Geophysics
  • Reservoir Management
  • Reservoir Performance
  • Reservoir Simulation

  • Environmental Stewardship
    • Zero-flare strategy
    • Oil-to-gas in power generation
    • Energy efficiency
    • Carbon capture
    • Carbon sequestration
    • Methane leak detection
    • Use of renewables in the upstream oil and gas industry
  • Quantifying the direct and indirect impact of the upstream oil and gas industry on the global economy
  • Meeting the needs of stakeholders in the upstream oil and gas industry
  • Policies and best practices covering the upstream oil and gas life cycle
  • Innovation and Technology
    • New business models
    • Second life applications of oil and gas infrastructure
    • Technologies to optimize and extend the life of oil and gas
  • Upstream technology breakthroughs that promote sustainability, the environment, and public quality of life
  • Actions to promote the UN sustainable development goals