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Message From the Chairperson

Dear Colleagues,

José Luis BashbushOn behalf of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) I want to extend a warm invitation to you and your company to actively participate in our first Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Heavy and Extra-Heavy Oil [H & XHO] in the city of Medellin, in the Central Andes mountain chain of Colombia, 24–26 September 2014.

You will have the opportunity to enrich your understanding and find ideas to improve productivities and recovery factors of these abundant but challenging reservoirs that contain more than 60% of the world’s oil resources.

We will have balanced technical and business-oriented perspectives to accompany the increased attention to viscous oil reservoirs. The aim is to improve skills to develop, produce, transport, and upgrade economically and with energy efficiency the H & XHO resources while creating minimal social and environmental impacts.

The program will feature a combination of keynote addresses and technical papers. A plenary session and a panel discussion by leading experts will be followed by three days of technical sessions outlining proven technologies. Selected training courses will precede the event.

Be a part of this remarkable SPE conference focused on H & XHO resources the ideal venue to showcase your company's latest technological accomplishments, products, and services. Through exposure to regional oil and gas providers, and international executives you can sharpen your business strategy and leverage your goals.

I look forward to meeting you and your colleagues in the beautiful and breathtaking city of Medellin.


José Luis Bashbush
Program Chairperson