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President's Column

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Tom Blasingame

Chapter 2: Finding Your Compass

This is a particularly hard column to prepare. Read more.

Director's Blog

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Qasem Al-Kayoumi

Staying connected and engaged

As we approach the end of 2020, it seems appropriate to reflect on the extraordinary nature and impact this year’s events have had on the global economy. The COVID-19 pandemic has literally made us stop and rethink about many aspect of our day-to-day activities we used to take for granted. With only few exceptions, most sectors of our economy were badly impacted, with oil and gas sector being one of the worst.... Read more.

New Additions to the SPE Online Education Portal

Hear from two SPE Presidents—Join 2020 SPE President Shauna Noonan and 2016 SPE President Nathan Meehan as they present their perspectives on the future of Petroleum Engineering to an audience of student members. Register here. 

Discover the new Online Training Course on Process Safety—This self-paced course, geared towards upstream oil and gas professionals, explains the principles of risk-based process safety management.

2020–2021 SPE Distinguished Lecturers Announced

The Distinguished Lecturer programme focuses on industry trends, challenges, and technology applications and advances. It has speakers from various disciplines and professions. For the 2020–2021 SPE Distinguished Lecturer season, the following topics and speakers will be presented. Checkout the calendar for a schedule of the Distinguished Lecturers.

Looking for Some Help Preparing for the SPE Certification Exam?

Watch these FREE webinars (Strategies for Passing the SPE Certification and PE License Exams and Preparing for SPE Certification and Licensing Exams) or take the online review course available a discounted rate for our members.

Member Price Reduced on SPE Papers in OnePetro®

In support of our members during this extraordinary and difficult time, SPE has reduced the member price of all SPE papers in OnePetro® to just USD 5 per paper through 31 December 2020.

SPE wants to help provide continued access for members whose companies do not have subscriptions or who have been laid off. Current individual member subscribers were contacted directly regarding the option to pause their subscriptions until 1 January 2021 if they would like to take advantage of this reduced member rate. Contact us with questions.


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