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President's Column

Shauna Noonan
Shauna Noonan

SPE Strong: Getting Stronger

I am both sad and joyous that this will be my last JPT column as your SPE President. Read more.

Director's Blog

Faisal N. Al-Nughaimish
Faisal N. Al-Nughaimish

Changing the way we live and work

I would like to start the quarterly message by hoping that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy while the world is dealing with the COVID19 pandemic. These trying times have affected everyone at a personal and a professional level. Still, we have showed once again that we are capable of adopting and striding forward during testing times... Read more.

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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SPE’s Annual Meeting is Fast Approaching!

Gain new insights and cultivate relationships with like-minded individuals by virtually attending the ATCE 2020. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore groundbreaking technical content, network with global industry professionals, and online training courses to further your knowledge. 

The early-bird member rate deadline is only USD 250, with a deadline of 22 October. Registration includes all the quality content and connections you expect from ATCE as well as added virtual benefits such as live and on-demand access from anywhere in the world.
Register today and make your plans to attend on 27–29 October, plus exclusive Member Monday programming on 26 October!

SPE Announces 2020 Award Recipients

SPE awards recognize members who have contributed exceptional service and leadership to the society and the community, as well as those who made major professional contributions to their technical disciplines. SPE international awards are global in scope, recognising members who have made industry-wide achievements or provided significant local impact. International awards are presented during ATCE. SPE’s regional awards recognize members in each region for their outstanding technical and service contributions. They are presented at region and section meetings. The 2020 regional award recipients become candidates for the equivalent international award in 2021. You can see the list of all 2020 award recipients here.

SPE Proud Supporter of LEWAS

Leaders like you are responding to one of the most sweeping crises in recent times calling for flexibility, empathy, and action to guide your organisations. The LEWAS Virtual Awards and Symposium will explore great examples of what resilience in the energy and complementing sectors look like. Join virtually for this free-to-attend event from 27–29 October 2020.

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.


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