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New SPE President and Board Members Nominated

SPE is governed by a Board of Directors comprising 28 member representatives from around the world. Each SPE region and board-endorsed technical discipline is represented by a director.

César Patiño has been nominated as the next South America and Caribbean Regional Director. He is a technology specialist in enhanced oil recovery at Ecopetrol, and an expert adviser on oil and gas sector innovation. César currently serves as SPE Colombian section chair. Learn more about how SPE Board Members are selected.


Calling All HSE and Sustainability Leaders

Fátima Gómez, Bolivian Section Chair and co-chair of the SPE Workshop on HSE and Sustainability, invites you to submit a presentation proposal by 28 April. This highly focused workshop features the participation of keynote address Luis Alberto Sánchez Fernández, Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy, Bolivia. Submit your presentation proposal today!

SPE Celebrates Global Day of the Engineer

Every year on 5 April, the international community joins together to celebrate “Global Day of the Engineer.” This day focuses on the accomplishments of engineers, encouraging careers in engineering, and sharing the amazing innovations engineers create every day. SPE sought out its members through social media to participate in the movement. See what our members had to say.

First SPE Latin America and Caribbean Mature Fields Symposium held in Brazil

This symposium was held 15-16 March in Salvador, Brazil with the participation of 125 industry professionals from around the globe. During the opening ceremony, the ANP General Director Advisor, Mr. Andre Barbosa talked about the current changes in the oil and gas. He also talked about the four upcoming bid rounds expected, especially the 14th round that will offer areas in mature fields. The event had 14 technical sessions and over 40 papers.

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