SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 2017*
On 9-11 October, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) hosted global exploration and production professionals for the 2017 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, USA. During the 93rd annual event, 2018 SPE President Darcy Spady received the presidential gavel and officially commenced his presidency of the not-for-profit professional association. ATCE 2017 featured nearly 400 technical papers in 46 technical sessions, plus panels and ePoster sessions. Overall, more than 8,300 professionals from 60 countries attended this year's event. SPE's Annual Reception and Banquet recognized individuals for their significant contributions to the oil and gas industry and SPE. AIME President, John Speer, helped SPE President, Janeen Judah, present Honorary Membership to Akhil Datta-Gupta, Robert G. Moore, Anil Kumar, Alexander Neyin, Dean S. Oliver, Sidney S. Smith, Sr., and Dongxiao Zhang. He also helped confer the McConnell award to Charles R. Williams, II, Rand gold medal to Nasir K. Al-Naimi, DeGolyer distinguished service medal to Sameh Macary, and Lucas gold medal to Karen Schou Pedersen.