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Congratulations to 2013 Regional Awards Winners in Asia Pacific

Regional and section awards recognize members who contribute exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well as making significant professional contributions within their technical disciplines at the SPE regional level. Awards are presented at the appropriate SPE region or SPE section meeting. Continue reading

Congratulations to the 2013 International Award Winners

The SPE Board of Directors approved the 2013 International Award recipients at their recent meeting in Calgary, Canada. The winners were chosen from a pool of first-rate candidates. Seventeen international award committees recommended these winners to the board because of their outstanding and significant technical, professional, and service contributions to SPE and the petroleum industry. SPE President Egbert Imomoh will present the awards to the winners at the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in New Orleans. Please join SPE in congratulating the 2013 SPE International Award recipients.

2011 International Award Winners

2012 International Award Winners

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New Sustainability Tool

The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) has developed a new tool for sharing best practices in sustainability in engineering education, mainly at the university level. It’s called SEEKRR, which stands for Sustainable Engineering Education Key Resource Repository.
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Statoil Executive Helge Hove Haldorsen Named 2015 President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers

MEDIA CONTACT:  Paige McCown, Senior Manager Communications and Energy Education Group, +1.713.457.6826,

Helge Hove Haldorsen Richardson, Texas, USA (June 2013) –  The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)  has named Helge Hove Haldorsen, vice president of strategy and portfolio for Statoil Development and Production North America, as 2015 president of the international professional society. Haldorsen, who is based in Houston, Texas, will take office as president-elect on 2 October 2013 at the close of SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, LA, USA. Continue reading

Chevron Corporation Commits USD 1 Million for SPE Programs

Support benefits students and energy education for the industry

MEDIA CONTACT:  Paige McCown, Senior Manager PR/Communications/Social Media, +1.713.457.6826,

San Antonio, Texas, USA  ( 8 October 2012) –  The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) announced today that Chevron Corporation has committed USD 1 million to support SPE programs dedicated to increasing student participation and advancing energy education. Continue reading

2012 Innovation Awards Winners at SPE/APPEA International Conference on Health, Safety and Environment in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

With more than 1,500 attendees from around the globe and for the first time in the history of the SPE/APPEA HSE International Conference, awards were presented to recognise excellence and innovation in health and safety performance and environmental management at the conference dinner. These innovation awards serve to provide inspiration and to demonstrate how the industry is continuously raising the bar in health, safety and environmental performance, sharing best practice and providing inspiration to the entire industry.

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Make Plans to Attend SPE’s Annual Meeting

The SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) brings you the latest technologies and best practices through high-level speakers, a multidisciplinary technical program, and new products and services from E&P companies. Join us 8–10 October in San Antonio. Register now »

Also make plans to attend one of these exciting new ATCE events: Learnings from Facilities Megaprojects Dinner, Cross-Generational Teams Adding Value to the Workplace Program, Wellbore Positioning Technical Section Topical Luncheon, and Switch documentary screening. See all events.

Switch Documentary Screening at ATCE 2012

Questions SPE consistently asks itself:  How does this help our members? How does this help the industry? How does this move the industry forward?

One way these questions have been answered is by SPE’s recent contribution to and support of the American Geological Institute Foundation (AGI).  AGI supports educational, scientific, and charitable activities like the Switch Energy Project, benefiting the entire geoscience community and the member societies affiliated with the Institute. Continue reading

Schlumberger’s Jeff Spath Named 2014 President of Society of Petroleum Engineers

MEDIA CONTACT:  Paige McCown, Senior Manager PR/Communications/Social Media, +1.713.457.6826,

Richardson, Texas, USA (26 June 2012) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has named Jeff Spath, vice president of industry affairs for Schlumberger Limited in Houston, as 2014 president. Spath will take office as president-elect of the 100,000-member international organization on 10 October 2012, at the close of SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Continue reading