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Kim Oracheski

President's Column

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Terry Palisch

Creating Our Energy Future: May 2024

SPE President Terry Palisch is joined by Jennifer Miskimins, department head of petroleum engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, to discuss the academic aspect of petroleum engineering and its future.

Listen to the podcast or read the transcript.

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2024 SPECEF Scholarship Award Winners

We are thrilled to announce the 2024 SPE Canadian Educational Foundation (SPECEF) Scholarship Award recipients! These deserving post-secondary students have impressive credentials and aspirations to enter into and contribute to our energy industry in their future careers! 

Join us in congratulating our award winners: 

  • Stephan V. Benediktson & SPECEF Award Scholarship ($5,000): Camilla Drost
  • SPE Calgary Section Scholarship ($5,000): Mustajab Safarov
  • McDaniel Corporate Sponsored Scholarship ($5,000): Giancarlo Widyadharma
  • Orennia Corporate Sponsored Scholarship ($5,000): Harnoor Singh
  • B. Hanson Leadership Award ($3,000): Dmitri Vinokurov
  • General Scholarship ($2,500): Dylan Huntingford Vianna, Andrew Watson, Brett Trentham, Erik Barrett, and Xiaolin Bao

Our award winners represent 6 Canadian schools across 4 provinces, including the University of Calgary, University of Alberta, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), University of Toronto, University of New Brunswick, and Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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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.

Regional Directors

Simeon Eburi
Gulf Coast, Southwestern, and Western

Robert Martinez
Eastern and Mid-Continent

Kim Oracheski
Canada and Rocky Mountains

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SPE sections in Canada offer Technical and Networking Luncheons on a monthly basis. Contact the Calgary Section and SPECEF Coordinator Rachael Marce, or your local section for the upcoming luncheons.

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