Energizing Our Lives

Even as the global energy mix is in transition, oil and gas will continue to supply more than half the world's energy for decades to come. From lifting people out of poverty, innovating more efficient technologies, and addressing community needs to reducing environmental impacts, providing energy to support a growing world economy and population, and finding new non-combustion uses for petroleum, SPE members are making major contributions that add value to people's lives.

As part of SPE's 2018 Strategic Plan we want to share the stories of our members and their companies about all of the ways that what we do improves the lives of regular people across our planet. This page and the "Fueling Progress" blog are our starting point for increasing understanding of the positive aspects of the oil and gas industry. 

Have a story you'd like to tell? Email us at stories@spe.org .

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The Future?

Tom Bradley, Baker Hughes
21 Feburary 2020

Posts in the Energy Transition category

The past decade could be best described as an interesting time in the history of the oil and gas industry, and for the energy industry in general. In oil and gas, we’ve gone from plentiful times when oil prices were high and exploration was booming, into a price crash, which, in hindsight, may have been inevitable. 

Could it be argued that our time as an industry is limited? Should we look at the history of the coal industry in the last century as a parallel to predict our future? 

I propose we look at it another way: Could the energy transition actually be an incredible opportunity for our industry? 

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What We're Reading/Listening To

Perspectives on Energy Poverty with Scott Tinker  

Heriot Watt to Map Carbon Storage Potential of UK Offshore Areas

BP Aims to be Net Zero by 2050

IEA -- The Oil & Gas Industry in Energy Transitions

EIA: US Crude & Renewables Will Coexist For Decades To Come

Energy Transitions in Latin America and the Caribbean - The Role of the Oil and Gas Industry [registration required]  

Oil and Gas: Why a New Ecosystem for Innovation is Needed

Aramco debuts low CO2 demonstration truck at SAE Innovations in Mobility event in Detroit

End Energy Poverty in Africa to Combat Climate Change

Integrating Climate Into Our Strategy -- Total  


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Have an interesting story to tell? Have you or your company had a positive impact on people's lives through innovation, energy efficiency, environmental protection, community engagement, building infrastructure, or myriad other ways? We'd like to hear your story and possibly feature it on this blog. Please email us at stories@spe.org.

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a global, individual membership professional society organized as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization in the US. SPE membership is not just petroleum engineers, but includes professionals of all backgrounds and education working in the upstream oil and gas industry.