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Discounted Registration Rates End next Tuesday! Register Now for OTC Brasil, 27–29 October 2015

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (14 October 2015) –Advanced registration for OTC Brasil 2015, one of the most important events of the oil and gas industry worldwide, is still available. Professionals interested in participating have until 20 October to take advantage of the early bird registration rates.

The conference is organized by the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) and the Brazilian Institute of Oil, Gas and Biofuels (IBP).  It will be held 27–29 October at Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

OTC Brasil 2015 continues its tradition of excellence offering advanced technology programs, solutions for challenges, and networking opportunities for the deep and ultra deepwater offshore sector in Brazil. It also offers contributions to social programs in Brazil.

With the theme “The Atlantic: from East to West – An Ocean of Innovation,” the conference – in its third edition – will gather E&P executives and industry experts from 24 countries to participate in a robust technical program: 39 technical sessions, 12 panels and four thematic luncheons.  It will also have an exhibition area with more than 150 companies and organizations from 16 countries.

The event will have several new features this year. For the first time, it will present Distinguished Achievement Awards and Spotlight on New Technology sm Award in Brazil, both traditional industry acknowledgments. The first award will recognize Antônio Carlos Capeleiro Pinto, a Petrobras engineer, for individual achievement and the company Subsea7, for Buoy Supporting Risers (BSR) Project.

The Spotlight Award goes to FMC Technologies for the company’s Shape Memory Alloy Fittings in Subsea Equipment. OTC Brasil 2015 will also hold University R&D Showcase, a space for universities to share with attendees their relevant projects for the industry.

During the conference, leaders of AMSE, ASCE, SBGf, SEG and SPE, international and Brazilian professional societies, will gather on Leadership Summit to present their perspectives on how to foster greater collaboration between these societies.

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Event: OTC Brasil 2015

Venue: Riocentro Convention and Exhibition Center (Av. Salvador Allende, 6555 – Barra da Tijuca – Rio de Janeiro)

Date: October 27–29 October 2015.

 

About the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)

Founded in 1969, OTC brings together industry leaders and professionals from more than 130 countries. Its large international participation provides excellent opportunities for global sharing of technology, expertise, products, and best practices. OTC’s flagship conference is held annually in Houston. OTC has expanded technically and globally with the Artic Technology Conference (ATC), OTC Brasil, and OTC Asia. Learn more at www.otcnet.org.

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 220 associated companies and professionals, and it is 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 is also responsible for standardization, certification of inspection services and technical publications. Learn more at www.ibp.org.br.

Portuguese translation and conference logos available upon request.

Media Contacts

Vivian Pereira Nunes
(+55 21) 2217-6539
Vivian.nunes@fsb.com.br

 Bruna Carvalho
(+55 21) 3206-5050
bruna.carvalho@fsb.com.br

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)

Andrea Valencia, Tel: +1.972.952.1112, media@otcnet.org

 Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute (IBP)

Tatiana Campos, Tel: +55.21.2112.9028, tcampos@ibp.org.br

Challenges Met With Optimism in Houston at the Second-Largest Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition

Houston, Texas (30 September 2015) — Registration totals exceeded expectations as 13,500 global exploration and production professionals gathered at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) flagship event the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston over three days this week 28-30 September.

“2040: The Journey and the Destination—Diverse Perspectives” was the Opening General Session theme on Monday. ATCE 2015 General Chairperson, Gustavo Hernández-García, director of operations for PEMEX E&P, introduced a distinguished panel of industry experts who discussed current trends and the recent challenges faced by the oil and gas industry. However, discussion stressed the resilience of the industry, the continued importance of fossil fuel energy to the world economy, and reassurance the industry will come through a difficult period and be stronger. Panel member Scott Tinker, director of the Bureau of Economic Geology said the energy mix has changed little in the past 35 years. “It’s driven by security. Is energy affordable, available, reliable, and sustainable? A lower price over a long time extends the future of oil.” He adds, “I continue to believe that energy is the greatest industry on the planet. It underpins everything.”

2015 President Helge Hove Haldorsen focused his comments on “the new normal.” At the Opening General Session he said, “We need to continuously adapt, strengthen, and reinvent our industry because oil and gas will be needed for decades to come.” On Wednesday he wrapped up his presidential term saying, “We will see what the new normal will be.”

Nathan Meehan began his term as SPE 2016 president with his vision stating, “We are on a mission to educate and provide safe, affordable energy to improve people’s lives.” Meehan said his priorities for the year ahead will focus on stressing public benefit; mentoring the next generation; sustainability; as well as health, safety, and environmental issues.

The more than 400 technical presentations provided break-through and improved efficiencies for best practices for the oil and gas industry. The 500 exhibits offered promising new and enhanced products and services. Networking opportunities were expanded due to the Open Access Day on Wednesday where more than 400 people took advantage of the complimentary registration. The conference featured more than 45 technical sessions, 34 training sessions, and young professional and student events and activities.

Some new features of the conference included the ENGenious program, which resulted in standing room only presentations from innovative technology companies. Another new feature was the opportunity to access live-stream and virtual sessions for those who could not attend the conference.

Participating in ATCE were engineers, operators, scientists, managers, and executives involved in all aspects of the global petroleum industry. ATCE offered unique opportunities for people at all career levels – including young professionals and students – to meet industry experts, network with peers, and access new technologies.

ATCE 2016 will be held in Dubai 26-28 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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Photos from ATCE are available at spephotos.com/Public/2015-ATCE

ABOUT SOCIETY OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERS

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves more than 143,000 members in 147 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, events, training courses, and online resources at www.spe.org.

MEDIA CONTACT

Society of Petroleum Engineers

Samantha Sipowicz, APR

Public Relations Manager

1+713.457.6872

media@spe.org

 

SPE Announces Open Access Day at ATCE in Houston for Wednesday, 30 September

Houston, Texas (25 September 2015) – The Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE) is offering complimentary registration at its Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in Houston during Open Access Day on Wednesday, 30 September.

Complimentary registration enables attendance at technical sessions, the exhibition hall, and opportunities to network with other energy professionals. Additionally, attendees can increase industry knowledge and sharpen professional development during a special session, “Learn to Start your Own Business and Grow your Networking Skills,” with speakers J. Roger Hite, founder and principal of Inwood Solutions; C. Susan Howes, Chevron Global Upstream; and Peggy Rijken Chevron Corporation will moderate the event.

Registration for Open Access Day will begin online Tuesday, 29 September at 1400 hours and continue on-site at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Wednesday. Interested attendees can visit the ATCE website at www.spe.org/atce/2015/pages/general/registration.php

“The way to turn around the current downturn is to spark innovation in the upstream industry,” says SPE 2015 President Helge Hove Haldorsen. “By offering an Open Access Day at ATCE, SPE demonstrates to the industry that technical knowledge exchange and networking must continue even during hard times.”

Additionally, SPE is offering a virtual conference experience for those unable to attend the Society’s flagship event. This is a cost-effective opportunity to participate and access a wealth of knowledge for a small investment. Topics on the live stream range from technical sessions, speaker sessions and SPE’s President’s Luncheon and Annual Meeting. To learn more about the virtual sessions go to www.spe.org/atce/2015/pages/schedule/virtual-sessions.php

For more information, visit  http://www.spe.org/atce/2015/

 

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Photos, logos, interviews available upon request.

 

ABOUT SOCIETY OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERS

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves more than 143,000 members in 147 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, events, training courses, and online resources at www.spe.org

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Society of Petroleum Engineers

Samantha Sipowicz, APR

Public Relations Manager

1+713.457.6872

Cell/Text 713.302.9877

media@spe.org

A OTC Brasil Concede O PrêMio MáXimo Da Entidade Para Antônio Carlos Capeleiro Pinto E Para A Empresa Subsea7

Richardson Texas, USA (31 de Agosto de 2015) – Criado pela prestigiosa OTC, o Prêmio Realizador de Destaque será concedido pela OTC Brasil 2015 ao profissional Antônio Capeleiro Pinto por suas realizações individuais e à empresa Subsea7 Buoy Supporting Risers (BSR) por suas realizações corporativas. Continue reading

OTC Brasil Presents Distinguished Achievement Awards To Antônio Carlos Capeleiro Pinto And Subsea7 Buoy Supporting Risers (BSR)

Richardson Texas, USA (31 August 2015) – Modeled after the prestigious Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)SM Distinguished Achievement Awards, OTC Brasil 2015 will recognize Antônio Carlos Capeleiro Pinto for individual achievement and the Subsea7 Buoy Supporting Risers (BSR) Project for corporate achievement. Continue reading

Technology Innovation is the Focus at ATCE

MEDIA CONTACT
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Samantha Sipowicz, APR
Public Relations Manager
+1 713 457-6872
media@spe.org

Houston, Texas (27 August 2015) – Ideally timed and located, Society of Petroleum Engineers’ (SPE) Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition SM (ATCE), 28-30 September will be in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center anticipating 10,000 oil and gas professionals from across the world. The event will highlight more than 400 technical presentations and 300 exhibits which offer the latest technologies, best practices, and future trends of the exploration and production industry.

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Technology Innovation is the Focus at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE)

Houston, Texas (27 August 2015) – Ideally timed and located, Society of Petroleum Engineers’ (SPE) Annual Technical Conference and ExhibitionSM (ATCE), 28-30 September will be in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center anticipating 10,000 oil and gas professionals from across the world. The event will highlight more than 400 technical presentations and 300 exhibits which offer the latest technologies, best practices, and future trends of the exploration and production industry.

Highlights include:

  • ATCE 2015 General Chairperson, Gustavo Hernandez Garcia, director of operations at PEMEX Exploration & Production, will share his insights on the oil and gas industry at the Chairman’s Luncheon, Monday 28 September.
  • “2040: The Journey and the Destination—Diverse Perspectives,” is the theme of the Opening General Session, Monday 28 September on the global energy outlook for oil and gas in the future featuring distinguished panelists:

Moderator: Eithne Treanor, managing partner, E Treanor Media;

  • Sergio Alcocer, undersecretary for North American Affairs, secretariat of Foreign Relations of Mexico;
  • Bernard Looney, chief operating officer, Production, BP;
  • Jarand Rystad, managing partner, Rystad Energy;
  • Scott W. Tinker, director, Bureau of Economic Geology, director, Advanced Energy Consortium
  • Adif Zulkifli, senior vice president, Corporate Strategy and Risk, PETRONAS.

 

  • “Value Preservation: Sustainability and Management of Above Ground Risk,” on Monday 28 September offers discussion on how value is added to projects across its lifecycle featuring speakers: Dan Domeracki, Schlumberger; Alex Hohman, Anadarko; Michael Oxman, Acorn International; and RoseAnne Franco, Wood-McKenzie.
  • President’s Luncheon and Annual Meeting of members will be Wednesday 30 September, showcasing 2015 SPE President Helge Hove Haldorsen’s state of society, and 2016 SPE President Nathan Meehan begins his term.

 

  • ENGenious is the new Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT®) Young Technology Showcase, an interactive, educational space in the exhibit hall, where emerging and young technologies offer more profitable exploration and production.

“ATCE is the flagship must-attend SPE event providing incremental and radical E&P 360 degrees improvement ideas to our members and the industry,” says SPE 2015 President Helge Hove Haldorsen. “Especially during difficult times, the many knowledge sharing and networking opportunities at ATCE are extremely valuable. You will leave ATCE with many new contacts and with a pocket full of good ideas you can try at home. We are 143,000 global SPE members in 147 countries on a mission to share and we all have ‘making the world a better place through the energy we produce’ on our CVs!”

Over the 3-day schedule, ATCE will feature more than 45 technical sessions, 34 training sessions, and young professional and student events and activities, as well as one of the largest exhibit halls in the industry.

A sampling of the Technical Section Events that will be presented at ATCE are:Sustainable Innovation in the Oil and Gas Drilling Industry: A Strategy to Build a Bridge to Cross the Chasm,” “Modern Manufacturing for Oil and Gas,” “Technology Transfer from other Industries to Oil and Gas E&P,” “Proper Wellbore Positioning Improves Reservoir Value,” and more.

Soft skill workshops include: “SPE Professionals Exemplify Integrity and Ethics,” “Effective Communication: Gaining an Edge in the Industry,” and “Learn to Start your Own Business and Grow your Networking.”

The SPE Pavilion serves as the center for SPE member benefits. Attendees can learn about technical resources, professional development opportunities, networking channels, and volunteer options.

Participating in ATCE will be engineers, operators, scientists, managers, and executives involved in all aspects of the global petroleum industry. ATCE offers unique opportunities for people at all career levels including young professionals and students to meet industry experts, network with peers, and access new technologies.

Registration for conference attendance, sponsorship, and exhibits is available at www.spe.org/atce.

 

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Photos, logos, interviews available upon request.

 

ABOUT SOCIETY OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERS

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves more than 143,000 members in 147 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, events, training courses, and online resources at www.spe.org.

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Society of Petroleum Engineers

Samantha Sipowicz, APR

Public Relations Manager

1+713.457.6872

media@spe.org

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

CONTACTO DE PRENSA
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

Taller Inaugural de la SPE en Soluciones Effectives en Manejo de Agua para Operaciones E&P Llega a Lima, Perú

CONTACTO DE PRENSA
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Andrea Valencia

+1.972.952.1112

Richardson, Texas, USA (17 Agosto 2015) – Profesionales de Exploración y Producción (E&P) compartirán sus experiencias en operaciones de manejo de agua, en el taller inaugural de la Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Water Management for Oil and Gas: Best Practices and New Technologies Workshop, los días 3-4 de septiembre en el hotel Swissôtel, Lima, Perú.

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