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Energy4me Teacher Workshop


SPE’s energy education programme Energy4me hosted a teacher workshop for local educators at Offshore Europe. Thirty-five primary and secondary teachers from Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire were welcomed by SPE President Egbert Imomoh, before spending the morning touring the exhibition floor. Exhibitors allowed the teachers to explore the technologies on display, ask questions about careers in the industry, and make links to industry contacts for future classroom visits for their students.


Energy4me hands-on science lessons were adapted for the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) by Aberdeen City Council and Satrosphere Science Centre. They were presented to teachers, who spent the afternoon experiencing the activities to bring back to their own classrooms. During the interactive session, run by Satrosphere staff, the materials were well-received and their ease of use and relevance to CfE were commented on by the teachers. This was much appreciated by the working group.


Offshore Achievement


Awards now open for entries Following the success of last year’s awards, SPE Aberdeen has announced that entries are now open for the 2014 Offshore Achievement Awards.


The awards, hosted by SPE Aberdeen with the support of principal sponsor TAQA, have recognised outstanding success and innovation in the oil and gas sector for more than 27 years.


The Offshore Achievement Awards are open for entries until 2 December, and will be held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on 20 March, 2014.


For further information and entry criteria, please visit www.spe-oaa.org.


Colin Black, VP OPTIMA and SPE Europe board member, explains: “Inspiring pupils and supporting teachers to embrace science in class is key to developing the energy sector. Our vision is to support schools and embed Energy4me resources and, as appropriate, provide SPE volunteer support in the curriculum. This excellent pilot project is a great example that could be replicated by many SPE sections internationally.”


SPE Aberdeen launches new App


SPE Aberdeen is pleased to announce the imminent launch of its Smartphone App - designed to help members find out about - and book - forthcoming events; check out past events, and receive news and articles about the Section’s activities.


The App, which will be launched on 21 October, provides easy access to immediate information and links to further details available on the SPE Aberdeen website. The About Us section enables users to easily contact board members.


The App is optimised for Smartphones, but will work equally well on tablets - just search for ‘SPE Aberdeen’ on the Android Market and Apple iStore.


ABERDEEN Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre


Europe’s premier forum for exchange and discussion of the latest developments in completion and well intervention techniques. The event encompasses the full range of well intervention practices, including coiled tubing, slickline, e-line and hydraulic workover, as well as specialist tools and solutions.


EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT FOR DELEGATE BOOKINGS ONLINE UNTIL 16 OCTOBER -


SPE ICoTA pre-conference short course - ‘An introduction to well intervention’ 12 November Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre


Aimed at beginners, non-specialists, or those wanting a refresher, this course - led by trainers from Peak Well Systems and Boots & Coots - will provide a brief introduction to the main types of well intervention in use today.


SPE Summit Series Seminar: ‘Inwell flow surveillance and control: new frontiers’ 22 October The Marcliffe Hotel, Aberdeen


In his keynote address, ‘Downhole Flow Control & Monitoring, a helicopter view’, Mohamed Noui-Mehidi, of Saudi Aramco, will provide an overview of the experience and practices already in place in downhole flow control and monitoring.


Principal Sponsor: Saudi Aramco Dates for the diary


• SPE SMN 6th European Sand Management Forum, 26-27 March 2014


• SPE EuALF 2014 European Artificial Lift Forum, 17-18 Jun 2014


For information on any of the above events, please contact SPE Aberdeen event managers: Rodger and Co, tel: 01224 495051; spe@rodgerandco.com


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