Category Archives: Latin America and Caribbean

OTC Brasil 2017 Advisory Committee Convenes in Rio de Janeiro

Featuring the participation of Christino Áureo, Brazil’s Secretary of State for Civil and Economic Development; Pedro Parente, Petrobras CEO; João Carlos de Luca, Barra Energia-IBP President and OTC Brasil 2017 general chairman.

Richardson, Texas (2 August 2017)—The first OTC Brasil 2017 Advisory Committee Meeting happened on 25 July with several authorities, executives of oil and gas companies, and representatives of business entities in attendance.

Among them were Christino Áureo, Secretary of State for Civil and Economic Development; Pedro Parente, Petrobras CEO; three Petrobras directors; and João de Luca, OTC Brasil 2017 Chairman. Their planning will contribute to the success of the 2017 event, scheduled for 24-26 October at Rio Centro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Christino Áureo stressed that OTC Brasil will be held at an opportune time when the State of Rio begins its path of fiscal rebalancing and gradual recovery of economic development from the homologation of the Tax Recovery Regime.

He said, “OTC Brasil is a symbol of the turning point about to occur in the State with the adhesion to the Tax Recovery Regime. We believe in crossing the oil and gas sector – the main one in the state.”

According to the secretary, it is important to ensure a favorable environment for investments in the state’s oil and gas sector. He believes it is important to create an environment of understanding, making clear that the state is investment friendly and that any distortions in the tax or environmental environment will be resolved with wide negotiation and responsibility of all the parties seated at the table.

OTC Brasil Chairman João Carlos de Luca said he believes this edition will be marked by the optimism of companies who can benefit from the positive changes in Brazil’s regulatory environment.

A committee, under the leadership of João de Luca, is currently finalizing the 2017 technical program. View the current program at www.otcbrasil.org.

 

About the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. Founded in 1969, OTC’s flagship conference is held annually in Houston. OTC has expanded technically and globally with the Arctic  Technology Conference (ATC), OTC Brasil, and OTC Asia.

About the Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute (IBP)

Founded in 1957, IBP is a private, non-profit organization focused on promoting the development of the Brazilian oil, gas and biofuels industry in a competitive, sustainable, ethical and socially responsible environment. Today, IBP congregates more than 240 associated companies and professionals, and it’s recognized as an important industry representative for its technical knowledge and fostering the debate of big industry issues. Organizer of the main oil & gas shows in Brazil, such as Rio Oil & Gas and OTC Brasil, IBP also develops technical courses and it´s also responsible for standardization, certification of inspection services and technical publications.

 

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OTC

Andrea Valencia

Tel: +1.972.952.1112

media@otcnet.org

 

IBP – Instituto Brasileiro de Petróleo, Gás e Biocombustíveis

Tatiana Campos

Tel: +55.21.2112.9079

 

 

Big Win for the Region at ATCE 2016!

Big Win for the Region at ATCE 2016!

Congratulations to the following members who were recognized during ATCE last September.

Regional Service Award Recipients:

  • Gonzalo Perez Cometto, Comodore, Argentina
  •  Joao Pereira, Quito, Ecuador

Regional Distinguished Corporate Support Award
Schlumberger del Ecuador

Petrobowl Championship Winners:
Universidade Federal Do Rio De Janeiro

  • Claudio Alberto Salinas Tejerina
  • Felipe Adriao Cruz
  • Felippe Pardini De Souza
  • Gabriel Costa Magalhaes Da Cunha
  • Vinicius Ribeiro Dos Santos Veleda Moraes

International Student Paper Contest Winners:
1st Place-Undergraduate Division
Fernando Antonio Plazas Niño, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia
2nd Place-Master’s Division
Pedro Adrian, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

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Programa Técnico de Excelencia Preparado para LACPEC en Quito, Ecuador del 18 al 20 de Noviembre

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Society of Petroleum Engineers
Andrea Valencia

+1.972.952.1112

Richardson, Texas (10 de agosto 2015)- La Conferencia de Ingeniería de Petróleo para América Latina y el Caribe (LACPEC) organizada por la Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) se llevará a cabo del 18 al 20 de noviembre en el Centro de Convenciones Quorum en Quito, Ecuador. Continue reading

Congratulations to 2013 Regional Award Winners

The 2013 Regional Award winners have been announced. Regional and section awards recognize members who contribute exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well as making significant professional contributions within their technical disciplines at the SPE regional level. Awards are presented at the appropriate SPE region or SPE section meeting. Learn more about regional awards.

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Congratulations to 2013 Regional Awards Winners in Latin America and Caribbean

Regional and section awards recognize members who contribute exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well as making significant professional contributions within their technical disciplines at the SPE regional level. Awards are presented at the appropriate SPE region or SPE section meeting. Continue reading

Congratulations to the 2013 International Award Winners

The SPE Board of Directors approved the 2013 International Award recipients at their recent meeting in Calgary, Canada. The winners were chosen from a pool of first-rate candidates. Seventeen international award committees recommended these winners to the board because of their outstanding and significant technical, professional, and service contributions to SPE and the petroleum industry. SPE President Egbert Imomoh will present the awards to the winners at the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in New Orleans. Please join SPE in congratulating the 2013 SPE International Award recipients.

2011 International Award Winners

2012 International Award Winners

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SPE Launches PetroWiki, an Online Resource for E&P Knowledge-Sharing

MEDIA CONTACT:  Paige McCown, Senior Manager PR/Communications/Social Media, +1.713.457.6826, media@spe.org

San Antonio, Texas, USA (9 October 2012) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) announced today the launch of a pilot for a new knowledge-sharing site called PetroWiki. PetroWiki will be the online resource to research and share knowledge about E&P industry operations, ranging from basic engineering calculations to best practices appropriate to specific regions, formations, or resource types. Continue reading

Chevron Corporation Commits USD 1 Million for SPE Programs

Support benefits students and energy education for the industry

MEDIA CONTACT:  Paige McCown, Senior Manager PR/Communications/Social Media, +1.713.457.6826, media@spe.org

San Antonio, Texas, USA  ( 8 October 2012) –  The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) announced today that Chevron Corporation has committed USD 1 million to support SPE programs dedicated to increasing student participation and advancing energy education. Continue reading

2012 Innovation Awards Winners at SPE/APPEA International Conference on Health, Safety and Environment in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

With more than 1,500 attendees from around the globe and for the first time in the history of the SPE/APPEA HSE International Conference, awards were presented to recognise excellence and innovation in health and safety performance and environmental management at the conference dinner. These innovation awards serve to provide inspiration and to demonstrate how the industry is continuously raising the bar in health, safety and environmental performance, sharing best practice and providing inspiration to the entire industry.

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Make Plans to Attend SPE’s Annual Meeting

The SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) brings you the latest technologies and best practices through high-level speakers, a multidisciplinary technical program, and new products and services from E&P companies. Join us 8–10 October in San Antonio. Register now »

Also make plans to attend one of these exciting new ATCE events: Learnings from Facilities Megaprojects Dinner, Cross-Generational Teams Adding Value to the Workplace Program, Wellbore Positioning Technical Section Topical Luncheon, and Switch documentary screening. See all events.