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Deep Gas and Condensate Exploitation – Best Practices and Technology Applications

20 – 21 March 2013

Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

Accommodations and Travel


The Deep Gas and Condensate Exploitation—Best Practices and Technology Applications workshop will be held at:

Los Tajibos Hotel and Convention Center
Av. San Martin 455
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Phone: +5913-342-1000

Official Travel Agency

SPE has named EVENTUS S.R.L. as their official tourism agency for housing, ground transportation, and touristic activities. Please contact EVENTUS directly to make your housing, transportation, and tour reservations:

Gustavo Bazoberry
Email: eventus@entelnet.bo
Calle 9 Oeste Nº 345
Barrio Equipetrol
Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Visa and Passport Requirements

Attendees are strongly advised to ensure they fulfill all legal requirements to enter Bolivia. Besides a valid passport, an entry visa and invitation letter may also be required. SPE offers an official electronic invitation letter to assist you in the visa process upon registration confirmation. Please contact Bienor Melo at LAC@spe.org for invitation letter requests.

Note: It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to Bolivia. This letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SPE to assist you in obtaining a visa. SPE will not pay any expenses incurred by you. We cannot send the letter to the embassy or consulate for you, nor can SPE contact the embassy or consulate on your behalf.

US attendees can visit http://bolivia.usembassy.gov/service/bolivian-visas/tourist-visas.html for complete entry requirements. International attendees can contact their local Bolivian Consulate.

Travel Safety Tips

When traveling, as in any major city, take certain precautions whether you are traveling or exploring the city. Here are some general tips to help make the most of your trip:

  • Lock up your valuables. Hotels provide safety deposit boxes in their rooms. It’s recommended that jewelry, airline tickets, money, and any important documents be stored in the hotel safe.
  • Remember your power adapters.
  • Try not to use mobile telephones in the street and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep cameras and video recorders out of plain sight. Avoid wearing excessive jewelry, carrying any valuables, or large amounts of cash.
  • Use credit cards where possible. Your wallet should contain your ID, credit cards, and a minimum amount of cash.
  • Withdraw cash from ATMs that are inside banks and commercial centers.
  • Notify hotel management as soon as possible in the event of a lost or stolen room key card.
  • Travel in a group and plan your itinerary before leaving the hotel to ensure you make your destination smoothly. If you get lost, call a taxi to take you to your destination. Your hotel can recommend a reputable taxi company.
  • Keep an eye on your luggage.
  • Change currency in exchange shops or at the hotel’s front desk.