South America and Caribbean

LACPEC Drives Upstream Operational Excellence

“On behalf of SPE it is a pleasure to invite you to LACPEC 2017. This year, the energy sector faces new challenges and opportunities that we must leverage to power the industry forward. LACPEC enables leaders to present the newest technologies and develop strategic partnerships to drive operational excellence and risk management in the upstream petroleum sector across our region,” said General Chairperson, Santiago Martinez Tanoira, YPF.


Interview: Milena Maciel, SPE Workshop Chair - Offshore Fields Life Extension

Milena Maciel, Petrobras, shared in a recent interview the importance of this event for the industry. “When a field reaches its highest level of maturity, we need to analyze different solutions to ensure production viability. The application of new technology will be key to enable field-life extension.” Read the complete interview. Available in Portuguese only.

Join keynote speaker Secretary of Petroleum, Gas and Renewable Fuels, Márcio Félix, Ministry of Mines and Energy on 21-22 March 2017 in Rio de Janeiro to evaluate how to safely extend field life, while considering facilities integrity methodologies, decommissioning options, and the installation of new production systems.

Students Ready to Compete in the Regional Student Paper Contest

The competition is on for this prestigious student contest held in conjunction with LACPEC on 16 May 2017 at the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA).

The first place winners of each division will be awarded a sponsored trip to the International Student Paper Contest, held during 2017 ATCE in San Antonio, Texas. Learn more.


Call for Speakers is Open for HSE and Sustainability SPE Workshop

Bolivian Section Chair, Fatima Gomez invites you to submit a presentation proposal by 28 April. This focused workshop held 14-15 September in Santa Cruz, Bolivia is designed to unveil opportunities on the application of new technologies to overcome challenges, considering the key role that indigenous groups play in field operations.


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Section Spotlight: Kudos to the Bolivian Section! #SPECares

The Bolivian Section, with the support of VIVE, held the Petroton last month. About 450 people joined the 5K walk/run to support the nonprofit's mission to aid in the rehabilitation of homeless people into society. A powerful initiative at the service of the community!

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OTC Distinguished Awards Travel Back to Brazil

OTC Brasil Distinguished Achievement Awards, modeled after the prestigious Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Awards, is still taking nominations for technological, humanitarian, environmental, and leadership contributions to the industry.
If truly significant, the OTC Brasil Awards Committee will bestow an individual and an organization with this award. The deadline for nominations is 1st April.

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