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Congratulations to the 2015 Outstanding SPE Sections and Student Chapters

The 2015 Outstanding SPE Sections and Student Chapters have been selected by the activities committee. They will be recognized at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE), 28-30 September 2015, Houston, Texas. 

President’s Award for Section Excellence: 

  • Macae Section 

Section Award for Outstanding Young Professional Activity: 

  • Brazil Section
  • Golfo San Jorge Section

Outstanding Student Chapters: 

  • Universidad Privada De Santa Cruz Bolivia 
  • Universidade de Sao Paulo 
  • Universidade Estadual de Campinas 
  • Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro 
  • University of Trinidad and Tobago

Learn more about these SPE awards.

Regional Student Paper Contest Winners

Please join SPE in congratulating the following winners of the recent SPE Regional Student Paper Contest held in Brazil. These students qualified to compete on the international level at ATCE 2015.

  • Undergraduate: Victor Rodrigues Alves, Universidade Estadual de Campinas
  • Masters: Livia Marques, Universidade Estadual de Campinas
  • PhD: Carla Janaina Ferreira, Universidade Estadual de Campinas
Students who will be competing in the 2015 LACPEC Regional Student Paper Contest will be notified soon.


Congratulations Regional Winners. You're Going to the PetroBowl Championship at ATCE!

Congratulations to the first and second place winning teams, which have been invited to compete as our regional representatives at the global PetroBowl. The final championship tournament will be held at ATCE in Houston, 28-30 September 2015, in conjunction with ATCE.

The Winning Teams (pdf)

  • 1st Place: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • 2nd Place: Universidade Federal de Campina Grande

Students, get your teams ready for the upcoming SPE Regional Latin American and Caribbean PetroBowl to be held in conjunction with LACPEC 2015.

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SPE Congratulates New Regional Student Chapters

We are pleased to announce and welcome to SPE the following new chapters. 

  • UNISANTA—Universidade de Santa Cecilia, Brazil Section
  • UNSAAC—Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Lima Section

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