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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.

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    Engage the next generation of oil and gas professionals! The Ambassador Lecturer Program invites young professionals to present and share their experiences with local SPE chapters, universities, and school

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    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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    Upstream Finance and Investments Conference 2019 SPE London OTC Brasil 2019 SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference 17 to 19 March 2020

    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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    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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  • 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:

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  • Speak Up for E&P with Energy4me

    SPE members are needed to speak in elementary school classrooms to present factual, age-appropriate information on energy as well as discuss their schooling, career path, world travels, and more!

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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.

    SPE Certification & PE License: New Online Exam Review Course

    Expand your opportunities and education by obtaining the SPE Petroleum Engineering Certification or PE license. We have updated the 2013 version of the exam review course with new content and simple navigation. The revised course prepares you for new content recently added to the exam.

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