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Welcome to Society of Petroleum Engineers Queensland section

SPE Queensland Mission

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.

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Chairperson's message

Welcome to the 2019-2020 SPE Queensland season!


We are proud to be the second largest section in Australia.


Thanks to our many active committee members, representing multiple operators and service companies in the Brisbane area, we have a fantastic array of activities going on.


  • Exciting presentations from local presenters and Distinguished Lecturers, as well as exciting panel sessions are planned. These will be a mixture of lunchtime and evening events.
  • Study Groups for Drilling, Production Engineering / Technology, Reservoir Engineering / Simulation and Surface Facilities.
  • Continuing Education events: Short courses on hot topics for Queensland industry.
  • Asia Pacific URTeC – A joint effort between the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the Asia Pacific Unconventional Resources Technology (Asia Pacific URTeC) 2019 will take place from 18 – 19 November 2019 in Brisbane, Australia.
    • SPE QLD is organising the conference dinner and a training course.
  • Young Professionals section – Our lively YPs have organised many successful social and technical events. They are very supportive of the student chapters, acting as the bridge between the students and the main section.
  • Career Guidance & Student Development events to encourage the next generation to join the energy industry. Our volunteers represent the industry at careers expos and school events.
  • Scholarship programme: Offering scholarships to local undergrads and post-grads pursuing engineering degrees relating to the oil and gas industry.
  • Our active student chapters at UQ and QUT. Highlights include their annual Field trip and industry networking events.
  • Collaboration across industry societies (SPE, PESA, FESQ, QUPEX, ASEG, QEC) – Look out for our joint Christmas function.
  • Section sponsorship by our many sponsors make it all happen – thank you!


SPE membership comes with many benefits. My view of the benefits of becoming an active member of SPE:


  • Expand and update your technical knowledge by attending monthly technical luncheons and reasonably priced continuing education events
  • Access to a vast library of technical knowledge (OnePetro via
  • Network with industry colleagues at our monthly technical events
  • Mingle with enthusiastic Young Professionals and university students – share your industry experiences
  • SPE meeting attendance counts towards CPD
  • Attend local, regional and international workshops and conferences discussing cutting-edge technologies and industry hot topics
  • Membership and event fees are tax deductible


I look forward to your support of our local SPE section.



Natalie Chadud

Chairperson, SPE Queensland


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