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Heavy and Extra-Heavy Oil Leaders met in Peru

Delegates from 13 countries took part of the SPE Latin American and Caribbean Heavy and Extra Oil Conference. Darcy Spady, 2018 SPE President, Broadview Energy Canada, Ruben Figuera, PDVSA, Rodrigo Dalle Fiore, Ecopetrol and Basak Kurtoglu, Citi Energy A&D, highlighted the event with their addresses. The conference covered a range of topics from field revitalization to recovery and economics.

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2017 SPE President Janeen Judah of Chevron Promises to Lead and Engage Members

As the first woman SPE president in more than a decade, Judah promised to be accessible and visible to the women working in this industry. Watch her Facebook Live Interview!

2018 SPE President Visit to Lima

Last October, during his first visit to Lima, Darcy Spady, 2018 SPE President, toured the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería and shared with students and professional leaders how SPE can enhance their careers and encouraged them to be part of this global professional association. Special thanks to the SPE Lima Section for their leadership in making this a memorable visit.
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Students Spotlight: Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial Chapter

Kudos to the Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial Chapter, Ecuador for receiving the 2016 Outstanding Student Chapter Award as a result of their commitment to exceling the SPE’s mission through an impressive variety of programs.

Giselle Troya, 2015-2016 UTE Student Chapter President, Ecuador.

The Way Ahead Now Features "Spotlight on Young Professionals"

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