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The Trump administration is set to reduce the number of federally regulated waterways protected under the US Clean Water Act in a bid to help the energy and agriculture industries, according to a media report. The 1972 Clean Water Act has driven significant improvements in US water quality, according to the first comprehensive study of water pollution over the past several decades by researchers at UC Berkeley and Iowa State University.
A contest where teams of college students design and build an automated drilling rig able to deal with hazardous obstacles in a test block, showed how a small change can be engineered to matter. Vimlesh Bavadiya is leading a team of engineering students at the University of Oklahoma (OU) to repeat its victory in SPE’s Drillbotics competition next year.
SPE President Nathan Meehan provides guidance to young professionals and students on how to handle the downturn. Is Getting an Advanced Degree the Key to a Financially Rewarding Career? Start a career or study further? Should I Consider Graduate School? Graduate school can have a big impact on your career, but it isn't for everyone.
Most people who sign up for a MOOC – a massive open online course – never finish it, often completing less than half of the work. But does that mean they didn't get value from it? Should I Consider Graduate School? Graduate school can have a big impact on your career, but it isn't for everyone. Be clear about your expectations and what you hope to accomplish when pursuing an advanced degree.
Most people who sign up for a MOOC – a massive open online course – never finish it, often completing less than half of the work. But does that mean they didn't get value from it? Otto Alcantara Santos, Petrobras, discussed the extensive training program for development of the company's engineers and the positive results it has produced. Each of us is accountable for our own professional development. SPE is expanding its training course program to help you expand your capabilities.
The program gives SPE members a way to contribute to the E&P industry by sharing industry insights and practical career advice with young professionals, or by helping university students with academic and career direction. Young professionals also have the unique opportunity to serve as mentors to students. It's easy to communicate via email, Skype, LinkedIn or other social media.
For student members, we offer scholarships and fellowships for both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees related to the oil and gas industry. Awards an outstanding student who plans to enter a university and pursue an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering. The Nico van Wingen Memorial Graduate Fellowship in Petroleum Engineering is supported by the van Wingen fund of the SPE Foundation. Scholarships for undergraduates and fellowships for graduate students support those pursuing degrees related to the oil and gas industry. Smith’s example of inspired leadership, professional success, personal integrity, and boundless dedication was his heritage to the mining industry which he served all of his adult life.
Since its inception in 2005, the Young Members Activities series has grown rapidly in size, global representation, and importance, offering a business platform for experts, researchers and leaders of the oil and gas industry to network, recruit and share technical and industrial information with high school and university students. SPE continues to play an important role in spreading the word and educating students on the latest technologies and give extraordinary examples from major companies within the Oil and Gas industry. Top engineering and geoscience degree programmes students in their senior years of study from qualified institutions across the Middle East and North Africa Region. Are you a young professional interested in mentoring or volunteering? If so, please contact Jackie Hoffmann for more information.
Mr. Solsbery joined ERM in London and over 18 years worked from the U.K., Singapore, Norway, Netherlands and now Houston, Texas. He has provided climate risk advice to industry clients in oil & gas, mining, power generation, cement, transportation, pulp and paper, agriculture, energy-intensive manufacturing as well as multi-sector conglomerates. Lee was one of four ERM co-authors of the TCFD Technical Supplement on Scenario Analysis to assess impacts of different energy transition pathways. Among other projects, he is currently supporting oil and gas firms on Marginal Abatement Cost (MAC) analysis of CO2 reduction options, scenario analysis to model climate risk and regulatory issues for carbon capture and storage (CCS). Lee served four terms on the Board of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and one term on the Technical Advisory Group to the World Bank Prototype Carbon Fund. Lee previously worked nine years at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris where he was: Energy Policy Desk Officer for four IEA countries, then Executive Assistant to the IEA Executive Director, then Division Head for Energy and Environment where he co-founded and co-managed the OECD/IEA UNFCCC Climate Experts Group. He led the IEA's input to the UNFCCC and IPCC and other international bodies dealing with climate change.