South America and Caribbean

Regional Director's Updates

Dear Colleagues,

2018 will be “El Dorado” year, where each of us will offer the best to our communities, economies, and to the oil and gas industry. With SPE’s gold values of networking, knowledge, and technology, we should continue to give our time and attention to the Society, and the equilibrium to maintain a stable relationship with our environment and our world.

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Wishing you all a great 2018!

Cesar Patiño, Ecopetrol
SPE Regional Director


President's Column

Why the Fracturing Craze?

Darcy Spady

2018 SPE President


Did you know that fracturing is not permitted in parts of the Middle East? And it has been that way for a long time.
Read the President's Column in JPT.


Registration Now Open for 2018 SPE Energy Resources Conference in Trinidad and Tobago OTC

The SPE Energy Resources Conference in Trinidad and Tobago will be held 25 – 27 June 2018 at the Hyatt Regency on the modern waterfront of downtown Port of Spain.


The conference will focuse on maximizing productivity and recovery of oil and gas through the integration of technology, assets, and organizations.


In addition, the Regional Petrobowl and the Regional Student Paper Contest Competition will be held during the conference.


Learn more.

VACA MUERTA RISING: Building Unconventional Production From the Ground Up in Argentina!



The potential is there. The US Energy Information Administration ranks Argentina second in the world among unconventional formations for technically recoverable gas and fourth for oil. Read the article.
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Join. Renew. Belong.

We're energy. We're international. We're networking. We're thought leaders. #WeAreSPE.

Watch the video to find out what our members are saying about the benefits of being an SPE member.


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How are you collaborating with other SPE Chapters?
Filipe Duarte, Petroleum Engineering Student at Federal University of Espirito Santo (Ufes), and President at SPE Ufes Student Chapter.

Connect with your local section or student chapter and share your experience with the hashtag #WeAreSPE.

Applaud Excellence – Nominate a Colleague for the New SPE Regional Awards

SPE is still accepting nominations for outstanding work in the E&P industry. Take this opportunity to help your dedicated colleagues get the recognition they deserve. Visit the Awards page for more information.

The Regional Awards Nomination deadline is 1 March 2018.


Encourage Young Leaders in Oil and Gas: Nominate Them for an SPE Award

The Regional Young Member Outstanding Service Award recognizes contributions and leadership to the public, the community, SPE, and the petroleum engineering profession within the region. Learn more.

The Regional Young Member Outstanding Service Award Nomination Deadline is 1 March 2018 


Paper Proposals Still Being Accepted for SPE Argentina Unconventional Resources Event

Submit your paper proposal by 6 March 2018 to be part of the the conference.

Under the theme “Transforming Resources into Reserves and Production,” the SPE Argentina Exploration and Production of Unconventional Resources Symposium will be held 14-16 August 2018 in Neuquén.

The event highlights innovative practical cases and use of new technologies to carry out the great task of developing the unconventional resources cost-effectively. 

Submit your paper today!







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Training Courses

Celebrating 50 Years of OTC

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Since 1969, SPE has been a sponsoring organization of the Offshore Technology Conference. SPE members have contributed greatly to OTC’s successes. 

Join us this year to commemorate 50 years of OTC and discover the offshore innovations we can expect over the next 50 years.

Register now and view the technical sessions and special events that are included with your registration to OTC 2018 at NRG Park in Houston, Texas, 30 April–3 May.

Looking For a Place to Discuss Non-Technical Topics?

SPE launched its newest online community, Open Forum, sponsored by SPE’s Soft Skills Committee! In this community, you can discuss non-technical topics like leadership and business skills. Look for an email in your inbox today with more information!

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