Xie is currently a PhD student majoring in petroleum and natural gas engineering in Northeast Petroleum University (NEPU) in China. Xie holds a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering and a master's degree in oil and gas development engineering from NEPU. He has published 17 technical papers and applied for 11 patents. Xie also volunteers to teach other students on doing research and writing technical papers. The fellowship in petroleum engineering is supported by the SPE Foundation and is awarded to PhD-level students who intend to pursue a career in academia.
Recently established by the Young Professionals Coordinating Committee (YPCC), the awards recognize the achievements of young professionals whose technical development is showcased in papers they present at ATCE. Awards were given for the best young professional-authored papers in each SPE technical discipline. Authors received their awards at a reception held ATCE's first night--the perfect setting in which to recognize these highly talented young professionals, and a great opportunity to network with peers from around the globe, sharing perspectives on careers, life, and SPE. These fellow young professional authors can inspire us to work on our own technical paper for a future SPE conference or for the 2011 ATCE, to be held in Denver. A great way to start is to review the award-winning papers (www.onepetro.org)
YPs of Section 61, Lagos, Nigeria, organized an event held in February, combining a happy hour with a technical paper presentation contest. The event, organized at Hardley Suites, was attended by 48 participants from many companies, as well as members of the National Youth Service Corps. Jaja Adagogo, Section 61 chair, Chevron, delivered the opening remarks, in which he underscored the importance of the YPs' mission and vision in line with SPE's objectives. He called on YPs to get involved in SPE's eMentoring program to aid in learning new skills and accelerating career growth. A technical presentation contest was held among participants.
SPE's publication for the Projects, Facilities, and Construction (PFC) technical discipline, Oil and Gas Facilities (OGF), has recently launched a monthly section which will feature synopses of editor-picked SPE technical papers on PFC topics. OGF Selection Editor Gerald Verbeek will pick three papers each month that are then synopsized by SPE editorial staff and published on the OGF website. Verbeek was previously the executive editor for peer-reviewed papers in OGF and was recognized as "A Peer Apart" honoree for peer-review of more than 100 technical papers. He has picked Corrosion and Scaling for the first selection, a topic that affects all involved in oil and gas facilities. "Early in my career I spent about a year as a corrosion engineer to learn the fundamentals, only to discover that without keeping scaling and corrosion in mind, it is impossible to a be a good facilities engineer," said Verbeek in his introductory article about the new section.
For technical innovation and skill progression for individuals and institutions, continual learning and exposure to new ideas is vital. SPE Certification provides an endorsement of an engineer’s technical skills and capabilities by a global organization that extends to anywhere you may travel or work—a highly desirable benefit given the global nature of oil and gas operations. For those who are in a job transition, networking enhances job search leads because it involves meeting new people and becoming reacquainted with industry colleagues. The Pay-It-Forward Networking Program offers industry tours, training, and panels to enable networking. This article features some of the SPE mentors who are currently accepting mentees, and they share their reasons for participating in the program.
Based on his observations, the author shares his recommendations for students, judges, moderators, and organizers of Student Paper Contests. This article focuses on the value proposition for writing an SPE paper, explaining how papers provide documentation of technology from its infancy to its widespread acceptance. Tips on how to write a good SPE technical paper.
When people hear of surfactant research in the oil and gas industry, they most likely think of surfactant flooding. An emerging area of surfactant application in the industry is as a conformance improvement agent. Digitalization is going to impact every industry in the next 5–10 years. The oil and gas industry needs a lot more data scientists today than a year ago, so a person with the right qualifications and experience is the need of the industry today. Author of the Pulitzer Prize winner The Prize, Daniel Yergin is an energy luminary whose achievements promote the international understanding of energy and its economics.
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While you may have attended one or many industry conferences, symposiums, and workshops, have you ever considered the planning that happens behind the scenes of these events? A few strategies that can help to make your coworkers understand the urgency of your deadlines. Pervasive thinking blocks all of your triumphs and narrows your vision, so that all you can see is a core trigger. How do you turn the thought from becoming an unsolvable problem and approach it as a problem-solution statement? SPE HSSE-SR Technical Director Trey Shaffer shares an interesting story on how collaboration led to an amazing science discovery.
SPE’s peer review process provides invaluable constructive feedback from experts in your field, allowing you to make a good paper even better. How does the peer-review process work? Authors are encouraged to submit technical papers for publication in our peer-reviewed journals. We welcome both conference papers and papers submitted directly for review. After selecting a journal and submitting your paper, the journal’s editors will identify technical reviewers who will evaluate your paper's criteria for publication and provide constructive feedback.