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Energizing Our Lives

Let's Be Proud of Our Industry

Leigh-Ann Russell, BP, reflects on a sign that reads "I love oil and gas. Let's be proud of our industry."

For more about the contributions of our industry, check our new Energizing Our Lives page.

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Startups in O&G with Barbara Burger

In this week's episode of The SPE Podcast, JPT Digital Editor Trent Jacobs interviews Barbara Burger, president of Chevron Technology Ventures, on how corporations access external innovations and startups.

Members in Transition

SPE is here to support our members during the extraordinary circumstances of our industry today. We’ve compiled information, resources, and programs to assist our members during the current downturn. 

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SPE Live Broadcasts

Who Owns the Oil? The How and Why of Unitization

Wednesday, 19 August 2020 | 0800 CDT

Unitization is a truly multi-disciplinary activity, involving subsurface professionals, economists, legal and management. This presentation will be suitable for all disciplines involved.

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Three journals will publish in mid-August, including SPE Journal, showcasing pressure and rate transient analysis, and SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, covering uncertainty assessment, petrophysics, and reservoir management. SPE Production & Operations will cover artificial lift and production analysis.

PetroWiki is a free resource from SPE created to answer many basic petroleum engineering and operational questions. SPE members can update or add to PetroWiki content to share their expertise.

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Your section or chapter can encourage primary and secondary students to pursue careers in science, math, technology, and engineering by participating in classroom visits. Hands-on experiments engage students while simultaneously teaching them about energy.