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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.

Wanted: SPE Young Professionals

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 schools. Learn more.

Petroleum Resources Management vIDEO

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. Watch now.

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

New HSE Technical Discipline Name

hse_discipline_100px Health, Safety, and Environment technical discipline is changing its name to Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability. This change showcases sustainability as one of SPE’s strategic priorities and demonstrates its importance to the industry. The newly updated technical discipline icons will remain the same. Learn More.

Join 2020 SPE President Shauna Noonan at SPE Co-Located Events


Registration is now open for SPE co-located events, LACPEC and the International Conference on HSE and Sustainability, 17–19 March 2020 in Bogotá, Colombia. It is a unique opportunity to grow your network and connect with 2020 SPE President Shauna Noonan and leaders from Ecopetrol, YPF, Baker Hughes, Oxy, Schlumberger, Shell, and more.

Register early and get inspired by topics that enrich your commitment and professional pride.

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

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    Join Petrobras CEO to Celebrate Industry Accomplishments

    OTC Brasil will host an Awards Luncheon on 30 October at the SulAmérica Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro to honor 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award recipients.

    Carlos Tadeu Fraga (pictured) will be honored for individual achievement and Petrobras’ EWT Libra Project is being recognized for corporate achievement. Register for the event to celebrate the offshore E&P accomplishments and to engage with industry leaders from around the world.

    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. Learn more and register now.

    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! Learn more.

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