E&P and member of the SPE section in Oman, won the U.S. $1,500 cash grand prize for single-handedly recruiting 169 new members. Irvine-Fortescue was also the 2004 grand prize winner. "Employees in the upstream petroleum in-dustry belong in SPE. This is the best resource for technological and professional development. One of the most important factors here is the sharing of our experience and knowledge for the benefit of others," said Irvine-Fortescue.