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President's Column

Sami Alnuaim

One Year of Sustainability Is Not Enough

I cannot believe that a year has passed since I was inaugurated as SPE president in Dallas last September. My term has passed at the speed of light as I have traveled all over the world meeting our members and representing SPE at conferences and other events.
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New HSE Technical Discipline Name

hse_discipline_100px Health, Safety, and Environment technical discipline is changing its name to Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability. This change showcases sustainability as one of SPE’s strategic priorities and demonstrates its importance to the industry. The newly updated technical discipline icons will remain the same. Learn More.

Congratulations to the Winners of 2019 SPE Presidential Award for Outstanding Section!

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Nine SPE sections have been awarded the SPE Presidential Award for Outstanding Section, the highest honor a section can receive. The awards will be presented to section officers at ATCE in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Regional Directors' Updates

Join Petrobras CEO to Celebrate Industry Accomplishments

OTC Brasil will host an Awards Luncheon on 30 October at the SulAmérica Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro to honor 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award recipients.

Carlos Tadeu Fraga (pictured, below) will be honored for individual achievement and Petrobras’ EWT Libra Project is being recognized for corporate achievement. Register for the event to celebrate the offshore E&P accomplishments and to engage with industry leaders from around the world.


Volunteer Translators Sought

We are looking for members who are proficient in another language to help translate glossary terms, articles, and papers from English into other languages. Opportunities include:

  • Chinese
  • Russian
  • Portugese

  • 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.

    Join 2020 SPE President Shauna Noonan at SPE Co-Located Events


    Registration is now open for SPE co-located events, LACPEC and the International Conference on HSE and Sustainability, 17–19 March 2020 in Bogotá, Colombia. It is a unique opportunity to grow your network and connect with 2020 SPE President Shauna Noonan and leaders from Ecopetrol, YPF, Baker Hughes, Oxy, Schlumberger, Shell, and more.

    Register early and get inspired by topics that enrich your commitment and professional pride.

    In Their Professional Opinion

    Industry Interviews are 30-minute voice-only dialogues with experts about their personal and professional experiences in the oil and gas industry. Recorded live, but archived and available on-demand, these interviews are ready at your convenience even when you are pressed for time. Listen in.

    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.

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