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SPE Canada Regional Student Paper Contest

The SPE Memorial University Student Chapter in collaboration with the Atlantic Canada section is proud to announce that they will be hosting the 2016 Canadian Region Student Paper Contest for undergraduate, master’s and PhD students. This work can include anything from coursework, internship projects, theses, dissertations and more - as long as you are the major contributor to the work.

Selected students will have the opportunity to present their work to an audience of industry professional and peers. Winners in each category will receive travel support form SPE International and will also be asked to prepare a written paper and represent the SPE Canada Region at the SPE International Student Paper Contest at the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition on 26-28 September 2016 in Dubai, UAE.

View the details at the Atlantic Canada Section events page.

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Who Runs SPE in Canada, Anyway?

Sometimes I get questions regarding the SPE structure in Canada. People ask; “What is the difference between the Calgary Section and the Trust Fund?” or “Who directs scholarships given to the University of Regina?” or “Why is JCPT so heavily heavy-oil focussed and not representative of Calgary’s unconventional community?”

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Canada Region Welcomes New Sections

The Canadian region of SPE is growing with the addition of two new sections to its membership. Read the complete article.

SPE Calgary Livestream Initiative

The SPE Calgary Section is partnering with all Canadian SPE sections and university chapters to offer weekly Special Interest Group (SIG) luncheons to SPE members across the country. The initiative is designed to engage SPE members across Canada and disseminate the technical resources available within the Calgary energy community.

The first trial in this program took place 29 September with the Atlantic, Maritimes, Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Lloydminster, and Vancouver sections.  Syd Nejad, CEO Naft Energy, presented about International Business Development Opportunities: An Introduction to Iran Upstream Openings.

Three more trials are expected to take place through December 2015 with a targeted full-deployment by January 2016.

At a later date, the Calgary Section hopes to make the webcast available to all SPE Calgary section members and corporations as a cost-effective alternative to individual luncheon registrations. Currently, the initiative is being funded by the Calgary Section and will offer a different topic every Tuesday from 1145 to 1300 MST.

To view the upcoming topics, please visit the SPE Calgary Section Website.

To learn more about the program, contact Claudio Virues or Ramez Hanna Alla.

Local Section Events

Vancouver Section
Distinguished Lecturer "LNG Basics for Petroleum Engineers"

Lloydminster Section
"Superconducting Power Enhanced SAGD (TM)"

Martimes Section
Distinguished Lecturer "Making Safety Personal in the Oil & Gas Industry"

South Saskatchewan Section
Distinguished Lecturer "Optimization of Multi-Fractured Horizontal Completions; A New Industry Challenge"

Grande Prairie Section
"LNG Basics for Petroleum Engineers"

Edmonton Section
"First-Ever Comprehensive Environmental Characterization of Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Oil & Gas Production"

Regional activities

Technical and networking luncheons

SPE sections in Canada offer Technical and Networking Luncheons on a monthly basis. Contact Member Services Specialist Jill Thomas at +1-403-930-5453, or your local section for the upcoming luncheons.

Training Courses

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