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An Interview with Ecuador's Minister of Hydrocarbons, Carlos Pérez Garcia



Learn how the minister would like to see the Ecuador upstream oil and gas sector in 10 years. Read the complete interview by JPT.

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Don’t Kill the Chickens, Build Community Consensus

Darcy Spady

2018 SPE President


Saudi Arabia, the Permian Basin, and global deepwater areas have vastly different futures predicted. Is it time for a deepwater renaissance? Read the article.

Know What You're Worth in the Upstream Oil and Gas Job Market

The results are in! Download the free 2017 SPE Member Salary Survey Highlight Report and browse summary charts.

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Give Your Career a Gift this Holiday Season - Renew for USD 50!

There is still time that you and your colleagues from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Perú, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago can take advantage of the reduced professional membership dues of USD 50. It is a great gift for your career this holiday season. Renew your membership by 31 December 2017 and continue receiving discounted registration on SPE events, subscription to the Journal of Petroleum Technology ®(JPT), access to OnePetro,® and much more. For questions, contact

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SPE Donates $10,000 to Victims of Mexico Earthquake

SPE received a letter from the American Red Cross confirming that the organization has received our $10,000 donation for victims of Mexico earthquakes on 7 and 19 September 2017.

Over the past few months, SPE Mexico sections and student chapters have been busy collecting food, water, diapers, cleaning products, and much more as the country continues to rebuild.

Thank you to all our sections and chapters around the globe that continue to make a difference in their communities and regions.

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