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Barry Hanson, SPE Regional Director - North America

Greetings to all of you across the country, from Vancouver to Halifax and St. Johns and even to our soon to be new section in Southern Ontario! Here we are again with autumn upon us and ATCE about to take place in the next few days... Read more.

President's Column

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Shauna Noonan

SPE Talks To: Shauna Noonan

SPE President Shauna Noonan joins The SPE Podcast to discuss this month's President's Column – Strengthening Core Disciplines.

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2020 Canada Region Award Winners Announced

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

This year the Canada Region would like to recognize several well-deserving members who have contributed exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well as making significant professional contributions within their technical disciplines.

  • Completions Optimization and Technology - Yanguang Yuan, BitCan G&E Inc
  • Drilling Engineering - Ian Frigaard, University of British Colombia
  • Management and Information - Laurier Schramm, Saskatchewan Research Council
  • Production and Operations - William Aitken, Baker Hughes Canada
  • Projects, Facilities and Construction - Greg Owen, GLJ Petroleum Consultants Ltd
  • Reservoir Description and Dynamics - Brian Weatherill, RPS Energy
  • Sustainability and Stewardship in the Oil and Gas Industry Award - Steven Bryant, University of Clagary
  • Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty - Hua Zhou Li, University of Alberta
  • Regional Public Service - Victoria Bartlett, Suncor Energy Inc.
  • Young Member Outstanding Service - Kim Nguyen, Cona Resources Ltd.
  • Young Member Outstanding Service - Kent Qin, Huskey Energy Inc,
  • Regional Service - Caralyn Bennett, GLJ Petroleum Consultants Ltd
  • Regional Service - Patrick Miller, PETRONAS Canada
  • Regional Service - Attila Szabo, Sproule
  • Regional Service - Ali Esmail, Ovintiv Canada

SPE’s Annual Meeting is Fast Approaching!

Gain new insights and cultivate relationships with like-minded individuals by virtually attending the ATCE 2020. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore groundbreaking technical content, network with global industry professionals, and online training courses to further your knowledge. 

The early-bird member rate deadline is only USD 250, with a deadline of 22 October. Registration includes all the quality content and connections you expect from ATCE as well as added virtual benefits such as live and on-demand access from anywhere in the world.
Register today and make your plans to attend on 27–29 October, plus exclusive Member Monday programming on 26 October!

IOGP Names Finalists for 2020 Outstanding Young Professional Award

Seven outstanding young professionals have been shortlisted as finalists for the 2020 International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) Outstanding Young Professional Award. The biennial award celebrates the achievements of an individual with fewer than 10 years of professional exploration and production experience. Learn more.

IOGP Awards 2020

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SPE Online Education: Take Yourself to Greater Depths

Explore your technical knowledge right from your computer with SPE webinars, online training courses, and videos. Join our industry experts as they explore solutions to real problems and discuss trending topics. Learn more.

Natural Gas Helps Eliminate Energy Poverty

With a staggering 1 billion people on the planet without access to electricity and clean cooking fuels, natural gas is one key solution to help lift these people out of poverty and improve their quality of life. Since 2000, the International Energy Agency reports that 26% of the gains in access have come from natural gas. And with new discoveries and facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa and other regions, the future has never looked brighter.

Read more on SPE's new Fueling Progress Blog

Video: Petroleum Resources Management System

SPE has two new offerings for the PRMS. These are very short videos explaining two of the most complicated topics in the document. Take a look now and watch for more to be added later. Watch now.

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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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