SPE Latin America and Caribbean Regional Director Nestor Saavedra announced the appointment of Leonel Ramiro Pérez Solano to Regional Focal Point (RFP). He will serve the region in matters related to SPE Young Professionals and Student Chapters.
Read a letter from Saavedra outlining his new roles and responsibilities »
The student chapter has been busy hosting the SPE North Africa Sub-Regional Paper Contest—which was a huge success. In addition to hosting the paper contest, they organized two training days at Halliburton, and field trips to Kuwait Energy Company and Qaran Petroleum Company. The Suez Canal student chapter also launched ECHO; an online magazine published [...]
The SPE Brazil Section held its board meeting 31 January 2013, in Rio de Janeiro. The goal was to review 2012 activities and plan new ones for 2013. 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 [...]
SPE 2013 President Egbert Imomoh spent 5 days meeting with SPE membership and industry executives in Mexico City, Mexico, Maracibo, Puerto La Cruz, and Caracas, Venezuela. He delivered a series of presentations about the industry evolution and future challenges as well as SPE’s role in 21st century industry challenges. Nestor Saavedra, SPE South America and Caribbean Region [...]
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 [...]