On May 28, 2020, Giovanni Paccaloni, the SPE Italian Section Mentor, passed away at the age of 75. The news first left us totally unbelieving and then deeply sad.
Giovanni, who joined the ENI Group in 1971, has carried out his professional career in the field of Drilling & Completion, to cover top managerial roles. He proved to be a manager of international standing and after retiring he held important consulting roles in the Oil & Gas industry.
His initiatives for SPE at all levels, from the Italian Section up to the presidency of SPE International, and especially for the Young Professionals, give everlasting light to our Association.
We believe to interpret the thoughts of all the Members of the SPE Italian Section in remembering him as a person of profound human values and ideals, an example of perseverance and constant search for excellence. And also a dear friend for many of us.
We already feel the painful lack of such an engaging person, full of passion and capable of transmitting it to the others, and especially to young people, who he always spurred to grow professionally and personally.
Giovanni will forever occupy a precious place in our hearts and thoughts.