SPE, Getenergy Partner to Bring Education, Training Providers to Industry Events

SPE Contact: Paige McCown, +1 713-457-6826 ; Getenergy Contact: Helen Jones, +44 (0)207 0965 602, helen.jones@getenergyevent.com

Richardson, Texas, USA, (January 17, 2012) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and Getenergy  have announced plans to join efforts to bring providers of education, training, and national workforce development to the global oil and gas industry through their events.

The unique partnership will see SPE play a role in Getenergy’s annual global meetings from June 2012 onwards.  Getenergy’s will bring its learning arena exhibitions and specialist knowledge of education and training for the upstream business to some of SPE’s leading global technology and engineering events in the coming 3 years. 

“Education and training is a vital part of SPE’s mission,” said Ganesh Thakur, 2012 SPE President and Vice President and Global Advisor for Reservoir Management for Chevron.  “This partnership will help bring more educational opportunities to our members, giving them improved access to the most relevant resources.”

Getenergy has, for the past 10 years, run events that bring together academic and commerical learning providers with the upstream oil and gas industry on a global basis. The meetings are unique and are used by participants to improve the way that industry and education interact to produce skilled people in all job functions. Their interactive nature makes collaborative working in this vital area of common interest achieveable. The next global meeting will be held at University College London on 13-14 June 2012.

“We are excited at the opportunity to have the SPE involved with our annual global meetings,” said Phil Andrews, Chief Executive, Getenergy.  “We will work together to ensure that the widest possible group of national and international oil, gas, and services companies can access and build working relationships with universities, colleges, national and international training, and learning providers on a global basis.”

For more information go to SPE.org or Getenergyevent.com

About SPE

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves more than 104,000 members in 118 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, events, training courses, and online resources at www.spe.org.

About Getenergy

Getenergy is a unique, independent organisation that brings providers of education and training together with national and international oil, gas and services companies on a global basis through specialist events, meetings, study groups and networks. Getenergy’s mission is to grow national workforce capability in hydrocarbon producing countries by improving the relationship between education and the oil and gas industry.  For more information log onto www.getenergyevent.com.