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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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  • 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.

    Celebrate Industry Pride at Two Premier Conferences

    SPE is co-locating LACPEC and the International Conference on HSE and Sustainability, 17–19 March 2020 in Bogotá, Colombia. It is a unique opportunity to be inspired by topics that enrich your commitment and professional pride.

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  • SPE International Oilfield Scale Conference and Exhibition SPE Symposium: Caspian Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Upstream Finance and Investments Conference 2019 SPE London 19CTCE OTC Brasil 2019

    Regional Directors' Updates

    In Memoriam

    “I was very saddened to hear of the recent passing of several great leaders — Juan Roger as well as DeAnn Craig and Stephen Holditch. Our sincerest condolences to their families and the many people who were inspired by them.” — Mark Rubin, CEO and Executive Vice President, SPE

    In memoriam of these great leaders:

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    Juan Roger

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    Dee Ann Craig

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    Stephen Holditch

    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
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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    Leaders of Petrobras, ANP, and the International Energy Agency to Speak at OTC Brasil

    Join us at OTC Brasil, 29–31 October, in Rio de Janeiro to engage with top E&P executives from around the world, including:

    • Roberto Castello Branco, CEO, Petrobras
    • Fatih Birol, International Energy Agency
    • Decio Oddone, National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP)
    • Marie-Noëlle Semeria, Chief Technology Officer, Total

    Register today and take advantage of the special hotel rates.

    Want to Attend ATCE? Show Your Boss the Benefits

    There are many reasons to attend this year’s SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE). With 300+ papers, 200+ exhibiting companies, and multiple networking events, ATCE offers access to the latest technologies and practices. Use the ATCE Justification Toolkit to help outline the benefits to your supervisors, and make plans to join on 30 September–2 October in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Registration for ATCE is open, and early rates are available until 26 August.

    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.

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