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Section's Chair Interview

Meet Diego Manfio, Patagonia Section Chair

“Networking and sharing experiences with other SPE members really made me grow a lot as a professional. It helped me become better ranked and recognized in the industry!” said Diego Manfio.
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Discover Innovative Strategies to Maximize the Value of Resources

SPE Distinguished Lecturer, Basak Kurtoglu Stookey, Global Energy Group of Citigroup Investment Bank to speak at the SPE Latin America and Caribbean Heavy and Extra Heavy Oil Conference.

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Dubai Receives ATCE in the Middle East for the First Time in the Event's 92-Year History

ATCE 2016 will take place 26–28 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre. With more than 10,000 E&P professionals from 70+ countries, and over 530 papers, ATCE will address the importance of innovation and collaboration, and our role in shaping the future. Get your justification toolkit today.

SPE Applauds 2016 Award Winners in Our Region

SPE announced the 2016 South America and Caribbean Regional Awards Winners. The awards recognize members for their technical contributions, professional excellence, career achievement, service to colleagues, industry leadership, and public service, at a regional level.
Congratulations to the 2016 South America and Caribbean Regional Awards Winners!

11 Student Chapters in Our Region Attain Highest Honor

Congratulations to the 2016 Award Recipients Student Chapters in the region: 

Outstanding Student Chapters: Universidade De Sao Paulo, Universidad Tecnologica Equinoccial, Universidade Federal Do Espirito Santo, Universidad Privada De Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense- Darcy Ribeiro, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, and Universidade Federal de Pelotas.

Gold Standard Designation: Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires, Universidad Central de Venezuela and Universidade Estadual de Campinas. 

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Student Chapter Spotlight: SPE UFPel, Brazil

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“We are certain Petro-Sul is a great contributor to the growth of our chapter, assisting in the dissemination of the petroleum engineering knowledge by enhancing the training of our undergraduates," said Natan Battisti, 2015 UFPel student chapter president.

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