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1 1 A World of Opportunity Society of Petroleum Engineers

2 2 A Brief History of SPE

3 3 SPE Has Grown with the Industry 1871: American Institute of Mining Engineers (AIME) forms in Pennsylvania USA 1913: AIME creates oil and gas committee 1957: Officially founded as SPE 1985: SPE incorporates separately 2007 SPE celebrates 50-year anniversary 2011: SPE surpasses 100,000 members worldwide

4 4 SPE Mission To collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge… and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.

5 5 SPE Today: Global, Diverse Membership 104,000 members in 123 countries 187 member sections 238 student chapters

6 Diverse Job Classifications 6

7 Diverse Technical Disciplines 7

8 Diverse Company Categories 8

9 SPE Provides Access to Latest Technical Knowledge Learn both proven and emerging technologies from global experts Learn both proven and emerging technologies from global experts Network with colleagues at the local, regional and international level Network with colleagues at the local, regional and international level Get professional development opportunities at all career levels Get professional development opportunities at all career levels 9

10 10 Member Benefits Tangible Journal of Petroleum Technology (monthly) Journal of Petroleum Technology (monthly) Membership in Technical Interest Groups, Membership in Technical Interest Groups, technical sections, geographic sections technical sections, geographic sections Discounts on technical papers, books, Discounts on technical papers, books,periodicals Online resources – Online resources – Discounts on conferences, forums, Discounts on conferences, forums, workshops workshops Visiting lectures by distinguished experts Visiting lectures by distinguished expertsIntangible Leadership opportunities Leadership opportunities Networking Networking Add professional standing to your resume Add professional standing to your resume Give back to the industry by sharing knowledge Give back to the industry by sharing knowledge

11 SPE Online Resources Search and download Search and download SPE technical papers SPE technical papers Join Technical Interest Groups Join Technical Interest Groups Access professional networks Access professional networks Connect through eMentoring program Connect through eMentoring program Read peer-reviewed technical journals Read peer-reviewed technical journals 11

12 12 SPE Technical Papers 65,000+ SPE technical papers in multisociety library (130,000+ total papers) 65,000+ SPE technical papers in multisociety library (130,000+ total papers) 1,700 new papers added annually 1,700 new papers added annually Historical papers back to 1884 Historical papers back to 1884 More than 3 million downloads per year More than 3 million downloads per year

13 SPE International Events 115+ conferences, forums and workshops each year 115+ conferences, forums and workshops each year To reduce travel expense: SPE is placing conferences and workshops close to major petroleum operations To reduce travel expense: SPE is placing conferences and workshops close to major petroleum operations 13

14 SPE Training Courses Enhance Professional Development Enhance Professional Development Address Big Crew Change Address Big Crew Change Courses range from 1 to 5 days Courses range from 1 to 5 days Taught by the most experienced experts in the world Taught by the most experienced experts in the world All six petroleum engineering disciplines covered All six petroleum engineering disciplines covered Delivered four ways: Delivered four ways: Attached to Conferences and workshops Attached to Conferences and workshops Stand-alone venues where needed Stand-alone venues where needed Customized In-house courses Customized In-house courses Piloting use of Webinars and online offerings Piloting use of Webinars and online offerings In 2011, 100 course offered in 17 cities in nine countries In 2011, 100 course offered in 17 cities in nine countries 14

15 15 Preparing the Next Generation

16 No. of Young Members Increases 2011 Average Age of Members: Member age Percentage

17 No. of Young Members Increases 17 Percentage Member age

18 18 Who Are Young Professionals? Age 35 and younger Age 35 and younger <10 years of industry experience <10 years of industry experience Industrys next generation of leaders Industrys next generation of leaders

19 19 Benefits of SPEs Young Professionals Programs Provides opportunities to enhance technical, professional competence Provides opportunities to enhance technical, professional competence Helps companies get highest returns on their human resources Helps companies get highest returns on their human resources

20 20 SPE Young Professionals Programs SPE Young Professionals Programs 1.The Way Ahead Magazine – in print and online 2.Young Professionals Awards 3.Young Professionals Workshops 4.Global Young Professionals 5.Coordinating Committee 6.Ambassador Lecturer Program to universities 7.Online Young Professionals Network 8.Local Young Professionals activities in SPE Sections 9. eMentoring

21 21 SPE Student Member Growth 2011: 29,000 student members at universities in 103 countries 2011: 29,000 student members at universities in 103 countries SPE Student Chapters: 238 SPE Student Chapters: 238 SPE sponsors student dues SPE sponsors student dues

22 Student Members by Region Year-end

23 SPE Accelerates Transition for University Students Student Development Opportunities Regional Student Paper Contests Ambassador Lecturer Program – YPs visit student chapters to talk about career experiences Special student activities– events, field trips Networking - with practicing professionals Technology resources – local section meetings, SPE online resources eMentoring and online technical groups – connect to professionals globally 23

24 New SPE Star Scholarships, Fellowships Star Scholarship program offers scholarships in SPEs geographic regions Star Scholarship program offers scholarships in SPEs geographic regions Funds undergraduate scholarship at USD 5,000/year; a graduate level fellowship at USD 10,000/year. Funds undergraduate scholarship at USD 5,000/year; a graduate level fellowship at USD 10,000/year. Applications are due by 15 March each year Applications are due by 15 March each year 24

25 25 SPE Petroleum Professional Certification Certification offered in Middle East, Asia Pacific, and other regions as requested Certification offered in Middle East, Asia Pacific, and other regions as requested Four-step evaluation process Four-step evaluation process - Education - Examination - Experience - Ethics

26 26 SPE Requirements for Certification Certification is a voluntary add-on and not automatic with SPE membership SPE member in good standing SPE member in good standing Undergraduate degree - engineering, science or technology (accredited university) Undergraduate degree - engineering, science or technology (accredited university) 4-years hands-on engineering experience 4-years hands-on engineering experience Complete comprehensive exam Complete comprehensive exam Accept SPEs Guide to Professional Conduct Accept SPEs Guide to Professional Conduct Participate in 16 hours continuing education annually Participate in 16 hours continuing education annually

27 Energy4me is SPEs global energy education outreach program offering factual educational resources to pre-university students, teachers, and the public: speaker programs teacher development initiatives energy4me.org website Essential Energy Education

28 Educational book SPEI donates to school when SPE members give classroom presentations Available for bulk purchase to donate to schools Lesson plans available for teachers on Energy4me.org In English, French and Spanish. Coming soon: Arabic, Chinese, Russian Energy4me.org Accurate, global energy information from a trusted source – SPE Answers to important questions like how much oil is left? Career information, industry videos, educational activities and more! Energy4me Kit Classroom presentation and activity kit Hands-on classroom activities and hands-on experiments for all grade levels Teachers can use when no speaker is available Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish versions available for download on Energy4me.org Ready-to-go Resources

29 Keys to SPEs Success Respected resource for technical knowledge Respected resource for technical knowledge Diverse, global membership Diverse, global membership Member-driven Member-driven Lifelong opportunities for career development Lifelong opportunities for career development Neutral, non-competitive and non-commercial exchange Neutral, non-competitive and non-commercial exchange 29

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