The SPE Ecuador Section hosted SPE Distinguished Lecturer Nnaemeka Ezekwe, senior petroleum engineer advisor at Devon Energy, on 4 December. Ezekwe was hosted by the minister of non-renewable natural resources, Wilson Pástor, and more than 200 attendees from the Ecuadorian energy community. Ekekwe, along with speaker Carlos Marx Carrasco, an economist and director-generael at , [...]
With the end of 2012 approaching, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you happy holidays and thank our regional membership and leadership of Sections and Student Chapters for all their support given to SPE activities in 2012. We are very enthusiastic not only about all activities SPE offers worldwide but also about our very [...]
Congratulations to the Kazakh National Technical University for being named December Student Chapter of the Month. Located in Almaty, Kazakhstan this student chapter has had a very busy year.
More than 120 attendees were on hand to discuss the current state of hydraulic fracturing in Latin America 7–8 November in Medellin, Colombia. The workshop, “Hydraulic Fracturing in Latin America: Opportunities and Challenges,” featured a panel session headed by industry leaders Juan Manuel Riaño of Pemex, Alberto Garcia of Drummond, and Yesid Tovar of Ecopetrol. [...]
SPE held a workshop titled “Petroleum Reserves & Resources Estimation–PRMS Applications Guidelines Document” in Mexico City 25–26 September. 74 attendees from 9 countries learned the relevance and application of the new Petroleum Reserves & Resources Estimation (PRMS) Applications Document. On November 1st, 2011, SPE launched through its website this document that represents the culmination of [...]
Brasil Offshore, an international conference and exhibition, will be held 11–14 June 2013. This event enables E&P professionals to discuss new exploration and production technologies, explore new ideas, and discover solutions that allow them to see the potential of the offshore market. Brasil Offshore is held biennially in Macaé, a city responsible for more than [...]
The “Well Integrity Management: A Deepwater Approach” workshop was held 7–8 November 2012 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. “This workshop provided an excellent opportunity for specialists and decision makers to know and talk about the new technologies, best practices, and challenges in the management of well integrity…especially those located in deep waters,” said Otto Luiz Alcantara [...]
Energy4me hosted its first workshop in Canada at the Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference on 1 November 2012. Thirty-six Calgary-area educators put their energy IQ’s to the test in the day-long workshop as they heard from industry professionals, walked through an exhibit tour, and participated in hands-on experiments.
Our 7th Student Technical Conference was held again in the historic setting of the German Oil Museum in Wietze on 18th and 19th October, 2012.
Attending were a diverse group of 55 students from bachelor to PhD level. Most of the students study petroleum engineering, but geosciences, mechanical engineering, and computer sciences were also represented. As in previous years, many nationalities were present with students from Norway, Denmark, Austria, Turkey, and Romania as well as from the German Universities of Freiberg, Clausthal, Braunschweig, and Göttingen.
Students, research scholars, and industry personnel are invited to attend the International Conference on Developing Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources organized by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras with the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the London School of Energy Studies. This event will be held 1-3 March 2013. More information »