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Welcome to the SPE Sustainable Development Technical Section (SDTS) microsite, serving a fast evolving community of individuals committed to helping the oil and gas industry accelerate the integration of sustainability practices in to its operations and behaviors. Today the SDTS community stands at nearly 1000 members.

This microsite has been created to inform and educate and to encourage interaction and sharing by members of the SDTS.   Read more

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Fernando Benalcazar

A Proven Partnership: Sustainability and Operations

After a comprehensive selection process, Fernando L. Benalcazar has been invited by the Distinguished Lecturer Committee to join the 2017-2018 tour as only the second DL from the Sustainability field of disciplines.

To learn more, join Fernando L. Benalcazar, APD Proyectos and Luis Alberto Sánchez Fernández, Bolivian Minister of Hydrocarbons at highly focused SPE Workshop: HSE and Sustainability–The Cornerstone for E­fficient E&P Operations, 14–15 September 2017 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

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borderThe Role of Sustainable Development Planning in our Industry
(from Journal of Petroleum Technology, October 2014)

Sustainability, nontechnical risk, environmental and social performance, as well as corporate (social) responsibility are interrelated terms that refer to an important set of competencies viewed as increasingly strategic in value for the oil and gas industry. Over the past 15 years, sustainability as a term has matured from its initial “green” scope to embrace social agendas and has evolved from being an external force to become a set of organizational values and operating principles that govern development and operations in the oil and gas sector.  A plethora of standards, guidelines, and good and best practices have been created by various sectors with the oil and gas industry being one of the most active…more

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— Sustainability Definition Adopted at June 2014 SPE Board of Directors meeting

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SPE Workshop

The Future of Spaceship Earth


The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals set an ambition for a safe and sustainable future for everyone — especially the less privileged passengers aboard "Spaceship Earth" — by the year 2030.

PetroTalks
SPE HSSE-SR conference
Stavanger, Norway, April 2016

Engaging speakers talk about Sustainable Development:water, climate, innovation, performance

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HSSE and SR

Comprises core HSE topics, as well as research and sustainability issues. Specializations are covered through workshops, publications, and international HSE conferences held in both the US and abroad.

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