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SPE, through its Energy4me programme, will present a free one-day energy education workshop for science teachers (grades 8–12). A variety of free instructional materials will be available to take back to the classroom. Educators will receive comprehensive, objective information about the scientific concepts of energy and its importance while discovering the world of oil and natural gas exploration and production. Energy4me is an energy educational public outreach programme that highlights how energy works in our everyday lives and promote information about career opportunities in petroleum engineering and the upstream professions. SPE’s Energy4me programme values the role teachers and energy professionals play in educating young people about the importance of energy.
Please take advantage of the helpful information we have compiled to get you Introduction of Technical Disciplines............................ 5 started on your journey. Get connected and take your career to the next level. SPE offers the technical resources you need to get informed. Your SPE membership is annual, based on a calendar year of January through December. Your assigned member number is located on your enclosed member card.
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Committee Chair: Jeannie Smith and Mark Brinsden About the Committee The Energy Information Committee serves to guide and promote the society's global programs to inform students and the general public of the value the petroleum industry provides to the quality of our everyday lives. Although this is primarily an advisory committee that receives substantial staff support from SPE, committee members do provide an important source of hands-on help and access to resources, in addition to serving as champions of the program. Representatives of the following member groups and others have been selected to provide insight, network relationships, and leverage member technical expertise that helps advance our programs: Sections, including the Americas, Aberdeen, the Middle East, and China University professors to provide insight from the student level Company representatives interested in the support of science and math education In 2014, the committee divided into two subcommittees, one focused on classroom education and the other on public awareness. Committee Activities and Accomplishments (October 2014 to September 2015) The committee supports globally the growth of SPE's energy education program, energy4me . Highlights of this year's classroom education outreach activities include: Training of international teachers by energy4me for the first time at SAS Annual Technical Symposium & Exhibition, SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference, INGEPET in Peru, Alaska workshop in partnership with Alaska Resource Education, SPE Young Professionals' workshop in Port Harcourt, and at the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) in Kuala Lumpur. At OTC, a record 196 teachers and 200 students were hosted for an energy4me event. Participation in non-industry science education events, including The Big Bang Fair UK, held in Birmingham, England, and National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference, Chicago. New train-the-trainer workshops in Kuala Lumpur and Mumbai to train teachers to help with energy4me events in Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, and India. Highlights of this year's public awareness outreach activities include: o o Development of new content for the hydraulic fracturing website Development of four new webinars that address hydraulic fracturing challenges of concern to the general public and the media 4 P a g e Oil and Gas Reserves Committee Committee Chair: Dan Diluzio About the Committee The committee is responsible for programs dealing with oil and gas reserves and resource matters, including reserves and resource definitions and standards. The committee currently has a chairman and 16 members. Members must have at least 10 years of experience in reserves and resource estimation.
With more than 164,000 global members from 143 countries, SPE is the largest individual member organization serving professionals in the oil and gas industry. The SPE network includes a wide demographic of professionals, including engineers, scientists, geologists, researchers, entrepreneurs, accountants, and students, among many others. All SPE members, irrespective of their background and experience level, can contribute to the collective success of the society through knowledge sharing, collaboration, and active participation. Existing SPE members will undoubtedly agree that there are numerous benefits in joining SPE and maintaining one’s membership during university and throughout their careers. This article is intended to provide an overview of the differences between the two types of membership within SPE—professional and student—and to highlight the direct and intangible benefits of SPE affiliation after graduation.
With more than 164,000 global members from 143 countries, SPE is the largest individual member organization serving professionals in the oil and gas industry. The SPE network includes a wide demographic of professionals, including engineers, scientists, geologists, researchers, entrepreneurs, accountants, and students, among many others. All SPE members, irrespective of their background and experience level, can contribute to the collective success of the society through knowledge sharing, collaboration, and active participation.
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Being frightened of the unknown is a natural and essential human response. The average person in the US has never seen a hydraulic fracturing facility, yet it is a safe assumption that the media has already biased common opinion about the safety and environmental impact of the process. Energy companies must recognize and prepare for this reality when approaching new communities which are deciding on whether or not to allow this industry into their back yards.
Dr. Kinslow presents several examples of successful and unsuccessful community engagement strategies as they relate to the energy industry, specifically hydraulic fracturing, in Texas and other states. Through these examples, she illustrates how applying the three tools of commitment, transparency and dedicating the right people for this type of engagement are critical to the economic success of hydraulic fracturing.
Results, observations, and conclusions/ Significance of subject matter
Commitment to the community involves a proactive response to questions and concerns of the community. Interestingly, many concerns from fracking communities do not coincide with those concerns illustrated in the media. Proactively recognizing and addressing these issues learned from past experiences places the industry in a solid position to build a trusting relationship. Transparency is essential in this relationship. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has developed an outstanding and transparent system of engagement, data-sharing and strong community outreach. This Agency-wide attitude has gained the TCEQ standing as a science-based, strategic, and trust worthy group to turn to when human health impacts are an issue in state and federal regulatory decision making. Having the right people to bring these tools forward is essential for successful engagement. This team must involve a set of communicators that are ready to apply their scientific, business, and regulatory knowledge in order to genuinely help the people. Communities know when someone is not genuine. Having the right people at the front lines to build and maintain that genuine relationship through knowledge sharing will gain respect and trust on all sides.
Description: In Canada, many of Imperial Oil Limited’s operations and development opportunities are located within Aboriginal communities or on their traditional lands. It is Imperial’s objective to support communities in areas where it explores, develops and operates, and to strive to establish lasting relationships built on mutual trust and respect.
To help reinforce our approach to Aboriginal relations and provide guidance in our daily interactions with our Aboriginal neighbours, Imperial created its “Aboriginal Relations Guiding Principles and Guidelines” document. The Principles state that “Imperial conducts its business in a manner that respects the land, environment, rights and cultures of Aboriginal communities, in accordance with the laws of Canada and corporate policies and guidelines that underlie the company’s commitment to ethics, equity, environment and safety”.
The Guidelines address the company’s four pillar approach to Aboriginal relations: Consultation, Workforce Development, Business Development and Community Relations, including community investment. This paper will discuss examples from various projects and operations describing how Imperial has engaged and supported Aboriginal communities.
Results: Since its implementation in 2008, the Aboriginal Relations Guiding Principles and Guidelines have helped to grow Aboriginal workforce and business development. Some examples include:
• Increasing the Aboriginal workforce at Imperial from 1.8% to 3.2%
• Establishing two Aboriginal networks to promote best practice information sharing and to support awareness of Aboriginal culture at our operations
• Increasing the Aboriginal business spend by $160 million
• Implementation of mandatory cultural awareness training for employees and contractors at our largest operation
Conclusions: While Imperial’s use of its Aboriginal Relations Guiding Principles and Guidelines is ongoing, we have already seen improvements in our relations with Aboriginal communities since the Guidelines were introduced in 2008. We have increased the number of Aboriginal people and businesses employed on our projects by supporting educational and training programs, and developing Aboriginal engagement plans. Through open and forthright communication and collaboration, lasting relationships have been established in numerous communities.