Category Archives: Latin America and Caribbean

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.

Switch Documentary Screening at ATCE 2012

Questions SPE consistently asks itself:  How does this help our members? How does this help the industry? How does this move the industry forward?

One way these questions have been answered is by SPE’s recent contribution to and support of the American Geological Institute Foundation (AGI).  AGI supports educational, scientific, and charitable activities like the Switch Energy Project, benefiting the entire geoscience community and the member societies affiliated with the Institute. Continue reading

Congratulations to 2012 Regional Award Winners

The 2012 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 2012 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

JPT Delivers Worldwide

Ganesh ThakurHi SPE Members –

During my travels, members in some of the outlying areas of the world tell me about problems they have in getting JPT delivered to them. I wanted to take a moment to talk about what we’re doing to ensure delivery of JPT to every member.

  • Hand-delivery of JPT–We hand-delivered more than 1,380 issues in June!
  • Seeking private vendors who can provide the best service.
  • Obtaining written confirmation from the vendors to track deliveries.

To further help us ensure the timely delivery, we are seeking JPT monitors. A JPT monitor would be responsible for notifying SPE via a simple email, when they receive their monthly issue of JPT. These monitors will help us be more proactive in identifying potential delivery problems.

A few alternate ways to read the latest issue of JPT:

I’d like to end this note by thanking you for your time! Of course, I’m always interested in your thoughts and ideas: leave them in the comments. Want to be a JPT monitor? Send us a note to jptmonitor2@spe.org.

Regards,

Ganesh Thakur

Congratulations to the 2012 International Award Winners

Please join SPE in congratulating the 2012 SPE International Award recipients.  The SPE Board of Directors approved the 2012 International Award recipients at their recent meeting. 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. The winners were chosen from a pool of first rate candidates. SPE President Ganesh Thakur will present the awards to the winners at ATCE in San Antonio Texas.

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STAY Alert, still on-going: Fraudulent Check Warning

NOTE: This fraudulent scheme is still an on-going issue for our organization and our members and your help is appreciated.

Over the last few days it has come to our attention that criminals are using SPE’s corporate name in an attempt to commit fraud on the public. To date, there have been numerous checks presented to banks for collections.  In each case, an individual receives a fraudulent check with SPE’s name as the payer, along with a San Francisco address. The individual is then asked to deposit the check, and forward funds to another person.

SPE is in no way involved in this fraud scheme. SPE has no San Francisco address, and would never request that a payee forward funds to anyone.

SPE has contacted its bank, and notified the proper authorities. If you receive an unexpected check from The Society of Petroleum Engineers, Inc. and are asked to in turn send money to someone else, please contact Cheryl Finnerty at 972-952-9424. DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, SEND MONEY TO ANYONE BASED ON THESE FRAUDULENT DOCUMENTS.

 

SPE Dallas Office Has Temporarily Moved

SPE’s Dallas office has temporarily moved to Allen, Texas, during a renovation of the Richardson office. The move took place during the weekend of 1-4 December and the Richardson building is completely vacant and now awaiting the start of the renovation. The expected construction start date is early February, and the final construction completion date is expected to be in November, with anticipated move in date to be around mid-December 2012.

Contact information can be found here.

Download the New Reserves Classification Guide

Guidelines for Application of the Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS), which provides information and examples on use of the PRMS, is now available for free download. The new guidelines are the work of subject matter experts from SPE, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers, and the World Petroleum Council. Continue reading