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SPE Distinguished Lecturer Program


Featuring speakers from various disciplines and professions, the SPE Distinguished Lecturer Program emphasizes industry trends, challenges, and technology applications among diverse topics. Each year, 30 or more individuals share their technical expertise through lectures for SPE sections across the globe.

The purpose of the Distinguished Lecturer Program is to assist sections in obtaining technical lectures while also recognizing the professional contributions of the lecturers. SPE members benefit from more than 450 presentations offered each year.

Learn more at www.spe.org/dl.

New Member Benefit: The SPE Competency Management Tool

This tool is a member benefit that allows members to assess their current professional capabilities against one of twenty-two key E&P job competency models covering geosciences, reservoir engineering, well engineering, production engineering and operations, project and facilities engineering and health, safety and environment.

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Plan Ahead for ATCE 2015

SPE Regional Petrobowl qualifier for ATCE 2015 will be at SPE Artificial Lift Conference - Latin America and Caribbean: 27–28 May, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Get your teams ready to compete in this regional event. For more information send email lac@spe.org.

Regional Student Paper Contest Qualifier for ATCE 2015 will be held on 22-23 June 2015 in conjunction with the Brasil Offshore Conference and Exhibition. Learn how to submit your paper proposal.

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“Presiding over the Society of Petroleum Engineers this year has provided me the opportunity to witness the Society’s impact on our members, their communities and the industry as a whole, whether in a large city or a remote village. Imagine the possibilities when each member can tap the collective brain power of this 124,000-member-strong organization. That ability creates a better professional, a better profession, and a better industry, locally and globally.” said Jeff Spath, 2014 SPE President. 

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Meet Our South America and Caribbean Section Officers


To learn more about South America and Caribbean sections officers, visit www.spe.org/sections.

SPE's Regional Award Winners

Please join us in congratulating our Regional Award winners for 2014:

  • Drilling Engineering Award: André A. Fernandes, Brazil
  • Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award: Celso C. Branco, Brazil 
  • Service Award: Andrew N. Jupiter, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Service Award: Miguel A. Lafitte, Argentina 
  • Young Member Outstanding Service Award: Leonel R. Pérez Solano, Colombia 
  • Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award: Maria das Graças Silva Foster, Brazil 
  • Distinguished Service Award: Kamel Bennaceur, Brazil
  • Star Scholarship: Diego García, Argentina 
  • Star Scholarship: Henger Ydrogo, Venezuela                        
  • Star Fellowship: Keiron Durant, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Star Fellowship: Eric Yasuda, Brazil
  • President’s Award for Section Excellence: Macaé Section; and Trinidad and Tobago Section 
  • Distinguished Corporate Support Award: Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. 

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Young Professional Award Nominations

Nominations are open for the Young Member Outstanding Service Award. If you would like to nominate a YP member who has made a significant contribution within your local section, region, or globally, submit a nomination online. The deadline for nominations is 15 February 2015.

SPE Scholarships and Fellowships

Start spreading the news to students about SPE Scholarships and Fellowships.

Applications will be accepted through 15 April 2015.

For a complete list of available scholarships and to submit your application, visit www.spe.org/scholarships

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This website is dedicated to disseminating relevant regional information to South America, Caribbean, and Mexico SPE members. We ensure all our news and information are in compliance with SPE International laws and regulations. 


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