Letter from Section Chair
Dear SPE Colleagues
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our new SPE Queensland Section website. This website represents much hard work from our communications team and I really hope that it improves your access, and facilitates your involvement in the many SPE activities and resources.
2020 has been a year of incredible change. No less so for us in the energy sector, where we have seen not only the direct impacts of COVID but the resultant drop in oil price causing seismic shifts in our industry. I am very proud to say that in the midst of these changes the Queensland SPE section has managed to adapt and continue our mission of collecting, disseminating and exchanging technical knowledge for the energy industry. In the second quarter, the section switched from running our normal technical luncheons as in person events to delivering online. This was excellent preparation for delivering the CSG solids production workshop as a two-day online event in October. For those of us familiar with the challenges of solids production in CSG in Queensland this workshop was truly a milestone event in technical knowledge sharing of this problem. I must recognize the very great energy and commitment of the entire organizing committee for this event – very well done.
2021 is shaping up as a great year with some tremendous technical presentations already scheduled and the URTEC event in November. Whilst I sincerely hope that the recent positive vaccine developments will ensure a return to our more normal mode of engagements, I am also very enthusiastic about our transition to virtual events and I look forward to continuing these and exploring new opportunities with this medium.
With the challenges facing our industry and community today, I firmly believe that the mission of SPE is crucial to ensuring that we continue to deliver ever cleaner and more cost effective energy. With this in mind, I ask for your support and engagement in SPE Queensland. Your involvement, effort and energy is a contributor to all of our success and I look forward to working with you all in 2021.
Lastly please do share any feedback, positive or otherwise regarding the website, every input is most welcomed by all the team.
With much thanks,
Chairperson, SPE Queensland
Who We Are
SPE is the largest individual member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry.
We offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the profession through our programs and activities and many of our accomplishments are driven by our dedicated members.
The SPE Queensland Section was established on the 17th June 1985 and currently maintains a 500 plus strong membership.
To collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources, and related technologies for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.
To be a society of professional excellence, providing its members the highest quality lifelong learning, and continuous personal and professional growth.
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