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Exciting!  We pleased to announce that we have a SPE Young Professional  Ambassador Lecturer coming up soon.  This event is co-organized with the MIT Energy Club, and is free and open to the public.  Hope to see you there! 


A War Of Attrition: Energy In A State Of Flux

Dr. Anthony Yuen, Director, Global Energy Strategist Citi Research

  • Gas-on-Gas Competition
  • Shale Gas vs. Renewables – Who Will Win Out?
  • A Global War of Attrition in the Oil Market – Who Will Buckle First?


Friday, November 6, 2015 

10:00am to 11:00am

MIT 3-133


About the Speaker:

Anthony is Global Energy Strategist and also leads global macro and quantitative research within the Commodities Strategy group. He conducts research on oil, gas, power, coal, renewables and emissions, and has published on the US shale revolution, gas and oil exports, nuclear in Japan, peak coal in China, Russia-China gas and climate issues, among others. Widely cited in the media, including the Bloomberg, Financial Times and Wall Street Journal etc, he also was a reviewer of IEA’s World Energy Outlook and has advised the US Energy Information Administration. Before Citi, he worked at McKinsey & Company and Constellation Energy's Global Commodities Group, one of the largest physical/financial trading operations in North America. He previously held research and teaching positions at the University of Pennsylvania and was a faculty member of Columbia University. He received his undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees (electrical/computer/photonics) from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.



We are excited to announce that we have a brand new student chapter in NYNE SPE - Columbia University!

This is our first student chapter in NYC, and we hope this will lead to more events in The Big Apple.  See the upcoming Distinguished Lecture Event for our first NYC event!

If you are interested in joining the Columbia University Chapter or finding out more information, check out their awesome webpage:




Tour!! MIT Media Lab, Center for Terrestrial Sensing

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SPE NYNE has arranged for a tour of MIT's Media Lab Center for Terrestrial Sensing.  

The mission of the Media Lab's new Center for Terrestrial Sensing is to explore unconventional ways to sense and visualize inaccessible natural environments–places where it is impossible for humans to go physically, such as underground, undersea oil fields, and the atmosphere. How people connect with, navigate, and interact with large amounts of geoscience information is an area with both world-changing potential and deep challenges. The Center for Terrestrial Sensing aims to connect the People to the Planet.

Find out more here:

The final agenda is still being worked out, but the tour will be Friday, August 28 from 11-12.30.  Space is limited to 15 people, so please be sure that you can make it before RSVPing.  

You can RSVP to Jenny at esmythe -at- 


SPE-NYNE Talk: An Overview of the International Gas Business by Dr. David A. T. Donohue, SPE


What: SPE-NYNE Presentation

 When: 11:00am-11:50pm, July 15, 2015

 Where: IHRDC, 535 Boylston Street, 11th Floor, Boston, MA


                                                   An Overview of the International Gas Business by Dr. David A. T. Donohue, SPE


In this  presentation, Dr. Donohue will provide an introduction to the gas value chain from the source of supply to final markets.  In the process he will summarize the world gas markets, including recent growth in demand and regional supply, both conventional and unconventional gas; midstream infrastructure, including LNG and pipeline activities, gas processing and fractionation plants, and downstream distribution to the key gas markets including power, industry including petrochemical, commercial and residential.


David holds the PhD in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. degree from Boston College Law School. Dr. Donohue is a technical specialist, businessman, attorney and lecturer who is highly regarded for the teaching of management programs devoted to the “business of oil and gas”. More information  about the speaker can be found on SPE-NYNE website.

**RSVP is required. SPE members need to login to SPE for RSVP. Please let us know if you are bringing any guest to the event (

**Lunch will be provided after the talk.


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Meet Jing Yang!


Jing Yang is an Associate Scientist at Schlumberger-Doll Research (SDR) in Cambridge MA. She works in the reservoir geosciences department, developing novel methods to study unconventional resources such as oil shale and gas shale at nanoscale.

Jing earned her PhD in Applied Physics at Harvard in 2014 and Bachelor of Science from University of Science and Technology of China in 2008. She is actively involved with energy communities at Harvard while she completed the 2-year program of Graduate Consortium on Energy and Environment, which provided her a broad exposure on energy issues. She enjoys back-packing, watching musicals, and skiing besides working.