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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 2009: SPE surpasses 92,000 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 92,000 members in 117 countries 173 member sections 211 student chapters

6 Diverse Job Focus Engineer Engineer Executive/Manager Executive/Manager Consultant Consultant Geologist or Geophysicist Geologist or Geophysicist Other Other Educator Educator Superintendent or Foreman Superintendent or Foreman 6

7 Diverse Technical Disciplines Reservoir Description and Dynamics Reservoir Description and Dynamics Drilling and Completions Drilling and Completions Production and Operations Production and Operations Management and Information Management and Information Projects, Facilities, and Construction Projects, Facilities, and Construction Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility

8 Diverse Company Categories Independent Oil and Gas Co./Major Integrated Oil/National Oil Co. Independent Oil and Gas Co./Major Integrated Oil/National Oil Co. Service/Manufacturing Service/Manufacturing Consultant Consultant Other Other Academia Academia Government Agency Government Agency 8

9 SPE Provides Access to Latest Technical Knowledge Learn about both proven and emerging technologies from global experts Learn about 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 online Read peer-reviewed technical journals online 11

12 12 SPE Technical Papers 50,000+ SPE technical papers in multisociety library (80,000+ total papers) 50,000+ SPE technical papers in multisociety library (80,000+ total papers) 1,700 new papers added annually 1,700 new papers added annually Historical papers back to 1884 Historical papers back to million downloads per year 1 million downloads per year 125 papers downloaded per hour 125 papers downloaded per hour

13 SPE Events 100+ conferences, forums and workshops each year globally 100+ conferences, forums and workshops each year globally To reduce or eliminate travel expense: SPE is placing technical conferences and workshops close to major petroleum operations To reduce or eliminate travel expense: SPE is placing technical conferences and workshops close to major petroleum operations 13

14 14 Preparing the Next Generation

15 No. of Young Members Increases 2009 Average Age of Members: Percentage Member age

16 16 Who Are Young Professionals? Under age 35 Under age 35 Less than 10 years of industry experience Less than 10 years of industry experience Industrys next generation of leaders Industrys next generation of leaders

17 17 Benefits of SPEs Young Professionals Programs Provides opportunities to enhance technical and professional competence, including soft skills Provides opportunities to enhance technical and professional competence, including soft skills Helps companies get highest returns on their human resources Helps companies get highest returns on their human resources

18 18 SPE Young Professionals Programs SPE Young Professionals Programs The Way Ahead Magazine – in print and online The Way Ahead Magazine – in print and online Young Professionals Awards Young Professionals Awards Young Professionals Workshops Young Professionals Workshops Global Young Professionals Global Young Professionals Coordinating Committee Ambassador Lecturer Program Ambassador Lecturer Program to universities to universities Online Young Professionals Network Online Young Professionals Network Local Young Professionals activities Local Young Professionals activities in SPE Sections eMentoring eMentoring

19 19 SPE Student Member Growth 2009: 23,500 student members at university chapters in 52 countries 2009: 23,500 student members at university chapters in 52 countries SPE sponsors student membership SPE sponsors student membership

20 Student Members by Region Year-end 2009 Number of members

21 SPE Accelerates Transition for University Students Student Development Opportunities Regional Student Paper Contests Ambassador Lecturer Program - young professionals 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

22 New SPE Star Scholarships, Fellowships Star Scholarship program offers scholarships in each of SPEs geographic regions Star Scholarship program offers scholarships in each of 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 1 March each year Applications are due by 1 March each year

23 23 SPE Petroleum Professional Certification SPE Professional Certification offered in Middle East, Asia Pacific, and other regions that express interest SPE Professional Certification offered in Middle East, Asia Pacific, and other regions that express interest Four-step evaluation process Four-step evaluation process - Education - Examination - Experience - Ethics

24 24 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

25 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

26 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

27 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 27


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