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SPE President Egbert Imomoh presents SPE Aberdeen Chairman Anthony Onukwu with the President’s Award for Excellence and the Section Award for Innovation, at ATCE 2013.


19th SPE ICoTA Well Intervention Conference - page 10

Introduction to Exploration and Production - page 12

SPE International’s major annual conference and exhibition took place in New Orleans (30 September - 2 October), bringing together more than 12,000 oil and gas professionals from around the world and attracting a record number of 522 exhibitors. “It was a terrific event. We were very honoured that SPE Aberdeen activities were highlighted several times by President Imomoh, and that I was asked to participate in a Best Practice panel session to share learnings with other global sections,” says Anthony. During the conference, the Aberdeen accolades continued with the University of Aberdeen SPE Student Chapter receiving the Outstanding Student Chapter Award, and Chapter member Kahyin Ng being presented with the SPE Star Scholarship for the North Sea Region (see New Orleans Diary, page 2).

Next year, ATCE comes to Europe and will be held 27-29 October, in Amsterdam. Matthias Bichsel, Projects and Technology Director for Shell, will serve as ATCE 2014 General Chairperson.


A lively panel discussion on whether unconventional energy will become a necessary conventional choice was held at the House of Commons in October.

The annual event, organised by the young professionals of SPE London and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB), encourages young and senior professionals alike to engage on a common topic. This year’s focus was on shale gas in the UK, as it has featured prominently in the news during the past year.

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magazine of the Aberdeen and London sections of the Society of Petroleum Engineers

issue 275 | November 2013



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