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Section's Chair Interview

Meet Nestor Saavedra, SPE
Northeast Colombia Section
Chairperson

"I cannot imagine my career without SPE. From my student times, I have used the information available for my scholar activities and my research projects. In addition, since I began my professional career, I continue to benefit with the SPE resources available for personal and professional growth.” Read complete interview>>



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Distinguished Lecturer Schedule


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Brazil and Colombia to represent the region at PetroBowl® in Dubai


Congratulations to the 2016 South America and Caribbean PetroBowl® team winners, and many thanks to our volunteers! See the winners.

These teams will participate in the International PetroBowl at ATCE in Dubai. Follow the action and share your support: #PetroBowl and #PetroBowl2016.

Topical Luncheon on “Pre-Salt Brazil” at OTC 2016

Jorge Camargo

On the first day of OTC Houston, the topical luncheon “Pre-Salt Brazil: Strategic Thinking with a Pragmatic Approach to Boost the Investment” brought the expert presentation of Mr. Jorge Camargo, president of the Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute (IBP). He presented the perspectives and scenery for the brazilian oil & gas market.

Despite the current collapse of low oil prices worldwide and the turmoil that hit the Brazilian industry – an economic, financial and ethical crisis that affected the oil & gas sector deeply – Camargo showed the extraordinary opportunities for investments, especially in the pre-salt area. He also talked about how IBP is working with Brazilian authorities to create a better environment for a competitive market through changes in the current oil & gas regulatory framework. “This is the more serious crisis we ever had, but for sure Brazil will have a new shape after all this and we have yet a tremendous potential to develop”.

Section Highlights: Brazil

Antonio Carlos Capeleiro Pinto, Petrobras was announced as chairperson of the SPE Brazil section in a ceremony held 12 May. His speech emphasized the need to invest on the dissemination of technical knowledge, especially among YPs and students. Bruno Moczydlower, outgoing section chair reported the achievements during his term, including the 2015 Outstanding Young Professional Activity Section Award and the new section website.
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