Calgary – global hub of energy

Calgary will showcase its wealth of knowledge and technology next year when 8,000 energy experts are expected to attend the 2019 SPE annual conference and exhibition

The 2019 Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition will take place in Canada for the first time next year from September 30 to October 2. With more than 8,000 attendees expected, it will be an exciting time for Canada’s famously friendly city.

“For the first time in its 95-year history, the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition will be held in Canada,” says Stephen Graham, chief operations officer, Society of Petroleum Engineers. “SPE’s flagship event will bring international oil and gas professionals to Calgary and will provide an opportunity for Canadian companies to showcase their wealth of knowledge and technology.

“And with more than 4,800 professional members in Canada, it allows SPE to bring high-quality, multi-disciplinary technical content to its members’ backyard.”

Darcy Spady, 2018 SPE International President, says: “Calgary is a centre for global leadership in the energy industry, so it is long overdue that for the first time EVER, the 160,000 member Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has chosen Calgary for its 2019 Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition (ATCE). An estimated 8,000 of the world’s technical energy experts will attend, presenting technical papers, collaborating in technology debates and viewing the latest in oil & gas technology.

“SPE members come from more than 145 countries all over the globe, and ATCE is always a very international gathering.

“My family settled in the Calgary area over 100 years ago,” he continues, “So it is with great pleasure that I welcome 8,000 of my colleagues in the global Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) to our Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in Calgary in 2019. SPE members are from 145 countries of the world and represent the leading edge of energy technology in the oil & gas sector. With Calgary’s leading edge research, technology and operational efficiency in oil & gas, I know that this will be a great event.

“Calgary is known as a global leader in energy technology, especially in the oil & gas sector. Our companies have invented, innovated, optimised and marketed some of the leading technologies and best practises in the world. It is only natural that for the first time ever the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is holding their Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (ATCE) right here in the global hub of the energy industry!”


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