SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference (LACPEC)

Make plans to attend the pre-eminent technical event for exploration and production in the Latin American and Caribbean regions! Engineers, industry leaders, authorities, authors, and students will benefit from the 2014 SPE LACPEC conference and exhibition to be held in Maracaibo, Venezuela from 21 to 23 May. Strong technical and plenary sessions, special events, training courses, networking opportunities, and more, will make this a remarkable and beneficial platform for all who attend. Register here!

You can contribute to PetroWiki

PetroWiki was developed by SPE as a vehicle for knowledge capture and sharing. The initial content was SPE’s seven-volume Petroleum Engineering Handbook (PEH), published in 2006–2007. Now the full text of this useful resource is available online, benefitting the entire E&P industry. SPE members can make a difference by updating this information and including newer technologies in use. Learn how you can contribute here!

Financial Support for University Faculty To Attend SPE Events—
SPE Faculty Enhancement Travel Grant

SPE seeks to aid faculty in educating the next generation of petroleum engineers and industry leaders. Through this grant, faculty members from around the world receive financial support that enables their participation in SPE programs and activities. Applications will be accepted until 15 May. Learn if you qualify and apply here!

Welcome new SPE members! 

SPE welcomes new members from across the region, including 829 new members in Venezuela! Thank you to Jean Jimenez and Geragg Chourio from PDVSA for their facilitation and collaboration for the addition of these members.  New members can get acquainted with SPE by visiting our New Member Resource Center online.

Star Scholarships and Fellowships—Application Deadline: 15 April

Attention, students! The deadline for Star scholarships and fellowships is quickly approaching. SPE awards more than one million US dollars to support those pursuing degrees related to the oil and gas industry. Apply by Noon CDT on 15 April. View eligibility and application details.

Distinguished Lecturers near you

SPE members have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and grow professionally by hearing from experts in their fields.

Mexico City, Mexico – 3 April 

Neuquen, Argentina – 7 April

Santa Cruz, Bolivia – 10 April 

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Regional News

Chaper Awards

Brazilian universities that received awards for 2012 included Gold Award recipients Federal Fluminense University, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, State University of Campinas, Federal Fluminense University North. The 2012 Outstanding Student Chapter Award went to the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Sections and Student Chapters

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    23 - 24 Apr | Lima, Peru

  2. SPE Applied Geomechanics in the E&P Industry: Best Practices and Recent Technological Developments

    29 - 30 Apr | Guadalajara, Mexico

  3. Screening and Field Piloting for EOR Project Development

    19 - 20 May | Maracaibo, Venezuela

  4. Reservoir Characterization: From the Laboratory to the Field

    20 May | Maracaibo, Venezuela

  5. SPE Latin America and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference

    21 - 23 May | Maracaibo, Venezuela

  6. SPE Applying the Best Technologies in Extremely Sensitive Environments Workshop

    27 - 29 May | Quito, Ecuador

  7. SPE Biennial Energy Resources Conference

    9 - 11 Jun | Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

  8. SPE Exploration and Development of Unconventional Reservoirs Conference

    10 - 12 Jun | Neuquén, Argentina

  9. SPE Integrated Intelligent Completions

    11 - 12 Sep | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  10. SPE Heavy and Extra Heavy Oil Conference: Latin America

    24 - 26 Sep | Medellín, Colombia

  11. SPE Artificial Lift Conference: Latin America and Caribbean

    27 - 28 May | Salvador, Estado de Bahía, Brazil

  12. SPE Brasil Offshore

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