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SPE Conducts First Energy4me Workshop in Latin America
SPE conducted its first Energy4Me workshop at INGEPET in Lima, Peru on 6 November, 2014.This global energy education outreach program offers educational resources to students, teachers, and the general public. Participants receive comprehensive information about the scientific concepts of energy and educators have the opportunity to learn how to teach energy topics in fun and exciting way.
More than 60 primary and secondary school teachers were taught hands-on lessons using energy processes like porosity, density, perforating, and core sampling to name a few. Victor Huerta, SPE Lima Section Chairperson and Keynote Speaker presented: “The Energy: How it eases our lives” Teachers received educational “Oil and Natural Gas” books. The workshop will rotate to Ecuador, Mexico and Brazil in 2015.
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Success at the SPE Well Integrity Workshop in Mexico
The SPE Well Integrity: Facing the New Challenges Workshop was held in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico on 20-21 November 2014. More than 85 E&P specialists from 9 different countries gathered to learn the latest aspects of well integrity, such as environmental, management, challenges, technology, management systems, methodologies and regulations as well as related case histories to these topics.
“We are responsible of the design of the wells and must be mindful. Our actions benefit the industry and the society. Safe wells entail a safe and clean production and a good inheritance for the upcoming generations. By complying with the regulations and taking care of the environment we reduce the latent risks” said Fernando Flores, Workshop Chairman.
Save the Date for the Upcoming Premier SPE Conferences in Latin America
- SPE Artificial Lift Conference —Latin America and Caribbean: 27–28 May 2015, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
- SPE Latin America and Caribbean Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability Conference: 7–8 July 2015, in Bogotá, Colombia
- SPE Latin America and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference: 18–20 November 2015, Quito, Ecuador
SPE Global Training Series Travels to Brazil
The Introduction to Offshore Decommissioning Global Training Series course will be held 16-18 March 2015 at the Bolsa do Rio Convention Center Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Brian Twomey, Managing Director of Reverse Engineering Services Ltd, will be the course facilitator during this exciting 3-day SPE Global Training Series. The course highlights critical considerations managers need to understand in the growing discipline of offshore Decommissioning.
Training will delve into the environmental impact of offshore decommissioning and suggest innovative solutions to manage the risks. Additional topics will include law and liability, cost estimating, engineering process and marine operations, technology, and abandonment challenges.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Attendees will earn 0.8 CEUs for each day of training.
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.
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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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- Trinidad and Tobago
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- Escuela Politecnica Nacional
- Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral
- Federal U of Rio Grande do Norte
- Federal University of Bahia
- Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires
- Pontificia Universidad Catolica do Rio
- Universidad Nacional de Colombia
- Universidad Central de Venezuela
- Universidad Central del Ecuador
- Universidad de America
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- Universidad de Oriente
- Universidad del Zulia
- Universidad Estatal Peninsula de Santa Elana
- Universidad Gabriel Rene Moreno-Bolivia
- Universidad Industrial de Santander
- Universidad Mayor de San Andres
- Universidad Nacional de Cuyo
- Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria
- Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia
- Universidad Nacional de Piura
- Universidad Nacional del Comahue
- Universidad Nacional Exp. de Llanos Occidentales
- Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz
- Universidad Surcolombiana
- Universidade Estacio de Sa
- Universidade Estadual de Campinas
- Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense
- Universidade Federal de Itajuba
- Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo
- Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
- Universidade Federal Fluminense
- University of the West Indies
- University of Trinidad & Tobago
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