An agreement for mutual endorsement has been made between the ARPEL 2013 Oil and Natural Gas Conference in Latin America & the Caribbean, and the SPE 2013 Latin American and Caribbean Health, Safety, Social Responsibility, and Environment Conference.
SPE conducts a series of global integrated workshops where each event travels to different locations around the globe. The second occurrence of such workshop was in Rio de Janeiro, 6–7 March 2013, under the title “Production Forecasting.” Read more about this workshop »
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 [...]
Congratulations goes to Orhun Aydin and Mojtaba Shahri—2013 SPE Nico van Wingen Memorial Graduate Fellowship recipients. Candidates for the fellowship are current PhD students and active SPE Student Chapter members pursuing a career in academia. Students are nominated by the student chapter faculty advisor or department chair, and selected based on activities and contributions made in his or her research. Read more about Orhun Aydin and Mojtaba Shahri to learn about their accomplishments.
Although the University of Cairo student chapter faced obstacles, they accomplished many of their goals during this academic year.
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 , [...]