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Thinking "Glocally"

Fanny Del Valle Sanchez, Caracas Section Chair

“Being an SPE member gives you the advantage of communication with your peers worldwide. If you want to learn something technical, you could find courses with top experts, and case studies referred by peers via email or at onepetro.org; if you want to promote activities, you could connect with young professionals and students in any SPE Section who want to pursue the same activities. These activities, when conducted "glocally" (globally and locally) are part of the general SPE Mission: to collect and disseminate information and knowledge!"

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Argentina Welcomes PetroBowlsm Regional Qualifiers

Get your teams ready for the 2016 South America and Caribbean PetroBowl Regional Qualifier held alongside the SPE Argentina Exploration and Production of Unconventional Resources Symposium, 1-3 June 2016.
Register your team by 2 May 2016.

We have volunteer opportunities available!
Join the SPE League of Volunteers! For more information, email petrobowl@spe.org or visit PetroBowl.

Welcome to the New Chapters in our Region!

  • Escuela Militar de Ingenieria Santa Cruz (Bolivia)

  • Universidade Salvador (Brazil)

  • Universidade Veiga de Almeida (Brazil)

  • Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo - Campus Baixada Santista (Brazil)

  • Universidade Federal de Alagoas (Brazil)

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PetroTalk Brings Technical Wisdom Online

SPE is introducing PetroTalk, a new online series which will make select presentations from conferences, workshops, and summits available online.

Watch the first PetroTalk on changing behaviors and ways that the E&P industry can improve community engagement, given by Colorado State University Sociology Professor Jennifer Cross at the 2015 SPE HSE Conference - Americas.

SPE Announces Distinguished Lecturer Program Lineup 

Each year, SPE selects a group of professionals, nominated by their peers, to share their knowledge and expertise with SPE members through visits to local sections.

Learn about the chosen lectures for the 2016-2017 season

Get the Most Out of the SPE Competency Management Tool (CMT)

If you haven't used the Competency Management Tool lately, it now includes technical and soft skills competencies, as well as entry-level jobs for graduates.

Remember that with the CMT, you can also manage your professional development throughout your career, assess your current capabilities against specific competencies modeled for key E&P job positions, and build a learning plan tailored to you. Learn more and maximize your options today! 

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Meet Our South America and Caribbean Section Officers


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SPE Offers Job Portal for Members Through Collaboration With Oilpro

In partnership with Oilpro, SPE has developed a comprehensive jobs search engine to help you find the latest opportunities in your field. Start your search today! 

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SPE Speaker Source

Are you willing to share your knowledge with an audience of SPE members? If you are, we invite you to join Speaker Source, an online directory of E&P professionals who share expertise and experience with SPE Sections and Student Chapters. Learn how you can make a difference by sharing your knowledge with our members. 


Endless Opportunities for SPE Young Professionals

  • SPE offers ways for young professionals to boost their careers and stay active in the industry. Explore the education and networking opportunities tailored to your interests. Get Involved!

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