As I’ve speaking to members over the last couple of months, understandably the topic that is continually coming up is the announcement in May that AAPG & SPE are starting to explore a merger of the two organizations. Read more.
2022 SPE President Kamel Ben-Naceur
Kamel Ben-Naceur will take office as 2022 SPE President during the 2021 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition this month in Dubai. He shares his views of the challenges and opportunities for SPE members, his outlook for our industry, and what his goals will be during his presidency. Read more.
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2021 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 - Tom Watkins, Calgary Section
- Data Science and Engineering Analytics - Tyler Schlosser, Calgary Section
- Drilling Engineering - Doug Hollies, Calgary Section
- Formation Evaluation Award - Christopher Clarkson, Calgary Section
- Health, Safety, and Environment - Ian Gates, Calgary Section
- Production and Operations - Tomas Padron, Calgary Section
- Projects, Facilities and Construction - George Brindle, Calgary Section
- Reservoir Description and Dynamics - Roderick P. Batycky, Calgary Section
- Sustainability and Stewardship in the Oil and Gas Industry Award - Audrey Mascarenhas, Calgary Section
- Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty - Harvey Yarranton, Calgary Section
- Distinguished Corporate Service - Suncor
- Young Member Outstanding Service - Kyle Griep, Calgary Section
- Young Member Outstanding Service - Justin Henke, Calgary Section
- Regional Service - Marcel Guevara, Vancouver Section
- Regional Service - Sean Macneil, Maritimes Section
- Regional Service - Melanie Popp, Calgary Section
- Regional Service - David Langille, Calgary Section
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.
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SPE Online Education: Take Yourself to Greater Depths
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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 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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