South America and Caribbean


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Create Strategic Partnerships for Capitalizing on the Region’s Mature Fields

For the first time, SPE is hosting the SPE Latin American and Caribbean Mature Fields Symposium. It brings together oilfield service operators, drilling companies, academia, and E&P stakeholders to discuss alternatives to prolong field life with advance technology, cost efficiency, and safety. This symposium is scheduled for 15–16 March in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Register early and save 100 USD!

OTC Brasil: Gain Industry Recognition and Stand Out Among Your Peers

Become an integral part of OTC’s tradition of technical excellence and seize the opportunity to share your latest technical achievements, enhance your reputation as an E&P leader, and contribute to the advancement of the industry. Submit your paper proposal today!

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Behind Every Winner is a Great Nomination

SPE awards recognize members for their technical contributions, professional excellence, career  achievement, service to colleagues, industry leadership, and public service.

Nominate a colleague for outstanding work in the E&P industry by 15 February.


We Have Volunteer Opportunities Available!

SPE is looking for members who are proficient in another language to help translate glossary terms, articles, and papers from English into other languages. Translators will be working in the Google Translate Toolkit. See our available volunteer opportunities.

Nominations Underway for the Distinguished Lecturer

Do you know someone who is an authority in their field and an experienced public speaker?
If so, nominate them for this elite SPE program.

Learn more about the nominations procedures and discover how it can be one of life’s most rewarding experiences.

Participate in the Regional Student Paper Contest!

Submit an original abstract by 19 January for the Undergraduate, Masters or PhD. Division.
The SPE South American and Caribbean Student Paper Regional Qualifier will be held 16 May in Buenos Aires, alongside LACPEC. The first place division winners will receive a paid trip to San Antonio, Texas, USA, to compete in the SPE International Student Paper Contest at ATCE.


Plan Your 2017 Professional Goals

As you kick off 2017, be sure to use the SPE Competency Management Tool to manage your professional development goals. This is a free, online member benefit that allows you to assess your current professional capabilities against various E&P competencies. Models cover geosciences, drilling, engineering, production operations, projects and facilities, health, safety & environment, and more.

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