Members Fueling Progress

SPE is comprised of members who work continuously to make both the industry and our organization better.
Here are compelling stories about members who go beyond their own careers — fueling progress for the future of energy. 

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SPE Members Educate, Share Passion for Industry Through Energy4me

7 February 2023

In the dynamic realm of energy education, SPE members are fueling progress through the Energy4me program. SPE members Felicia Oluwadamilola Olaniran, Soazig Leveque, and Kamilah Othman volunteer with Energy4me to share their knowledge and passion for the industry with students in Nigeria and Brunei, discovering that the students are not the only ones to reap the rewards of the program.

Read more about these Energy4me volunteers and their work.

Related content: Energy4me: Essential Energy Education | SPE Young Professionals

Distinguished speakers and committee leadership at the SPE symposium in Kuala Lumpur.

Asia Pacific Poised for Significant Growth in CCS/CCUS Technologies

15 November 2023

SPE members, industry experts and policymakers recently joined together in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the fourth edition of the "SPE Symposium: CCUS Management in Kuala Lumpur" to discuss ongoing strategies and new initiatives surrounding CCUS across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region and beyond. The two-day event fostered collaboration among stakeholders and showcased the region's dedication to CCUS technologies and the industry's transition to a more sustainable energy future.

Learn more about the symposium on JPT.

Related content: SPE Asia Pacific Executive Dialogue: The Carbon Neutral Journey | In Focus: CCUS

TWA Energy Influencers 2023

TWA Energy Influencers Announced for 2023

7 September 2023

The 2023 TWA Energy Influencers have been announced, with 11 young professionals selected for this year's award. Each year, TWA selects a group of young professionals in the oil and gas industry who have positively influenced others through their work. These exceptional young professionals continually inspire colleagues, SPE members and future energy professionals through their dedication to their work and the industry as a whole.

Read more about this year's Energy Influencers.

Related content: SPE Young Professionals | The Way Ahead (TWA) Magazine

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Drillbotics: Where Young Engineers Can Explore the Future of Drilling

15 August 2023

SPE’s Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) recently hosted its 2023 Drillbotics competiton, showcasing 13 teams from seven countries across four continents. Split into two groups, supporting either a virtual rig or a physical rig, competitors vied for the opportunity to present a paper on behalf of SPE at the IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition.

Learn more about the event.

Related Content: Drillbotics International Student Competition | SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section

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2024 SPE President Terry Palisch Leads Delegation to Beijing To Strengthen Global Energy Collaborations

31 July 2023

In an effort to promote international collaboration, 2024 SPE President Terry Palisch lead a delegation to Beijing, China. By securing meetings with key stakeholders in the Chinese upstream and energy sector, there were a wealth of opportunities for discussion surrounding techical advancements in sustainable energy efforts and future energy prospects.

Read more about the delegation.

Related Content: President’s Column—Creating Our Energy Future | SPE Asia Pacific Regional Content

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SPE Asia Pacific Executive Dialogue: The Carbon Neutral Journey

28 June 2023

During SPE Asia Pacific's Executive Dialogue, 25 senior industry leaders gathered in Kuala Lumpur to discuss global plans related to achieving carbon neutrality in the upstream industry. The by-invitation-only event, led by Datuk Adif Zulkifli, Chairman of the SPE Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Council, provided opportunity for open discussion regarding the challenges of carbon neutrality and insights related to evolving standards and policies for decarbonization.

Read more about the Executive Dialogue.

Related content: In Focus: Energy Transition | SPE Asia Pacific Regional Content

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First-Ever SPE Student Chapter in Timor-Leste Represents Resilience and Progress

11 May 2023

Celebrations were in order on 9 May 2023, as student members at the National University of Timor-Lorosa'e (UNTL) and Dili Institute of Technology (DIT) gathered to mark the establishment of the first SPE student chapter in Timor-Leste. Following sponsorship from the SPE Western Australia Section, students worked collaboratively to meet the requirements for forming a student chapter.

Learn more about the student chapter establishment.

Related content: SPE Establishes 10 New Student Chapters | SPE Student Members






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