SPE Workshop: HSE and Sustainability - The Cornerstone for Efficient E&P Operations 14 - 15 Sep 2017 Radisson Hotel Santa Cruz, Bolivia

About the Workshop

In recent years, E&P operations have been affected by different factors such as aging infrastructure, the low price environment, community relations management, etc. directly affecting the efficiency of the activities. Petroleum companies deal with these challenges in their daily operations, while developing projects and achieving results.   

On one side, indigenous groups and communities in Latin America hold unprecedented empowerment on the licenses to operate E&P activities, making the resolution of issues on surface harder than on subsurface. The current synergy among key stakeholders including government (municipalities, regional and national departments), private sector (service companies and operators) and the communities allows the development of E&P operations within the framework of respect to the environment and safety for  all the players involved in the projects.

On the other side, to fully embrace the benefits of the synergy, oil and gas companies must constantly improve their operational techniques, which are closely linked to environmental and safety topics, to develop the resources with operational and social responsibility efficiency. 

The SPE Workshop: HSE and Sustainability - The Cornerstone for Efficient E&P Operations aims to present the latest innovations on technology and the environmental, safety and corporate social responsibility challenges and opportunities on its application. It will also focus on the key role the indigenous groups and communities play in the application of technology in the operations. 


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Participants will share experiences through case studies and lessons learned from the application of technology, techniques, and best practices through interactive presentations followed by Q&A and keynote addresses.  The workshop will also provide networking opportunities to boost knowledge-sharing and learning along with key industry players.

Workshop Topics:

  • Community Relations / Corporate Social Responsibility in E&P Operations in Sensitive Areas
  • Environmentally Friendly Technology in E&P Projects 
  • HSE Management while Drilling Exploratory Wells in Sensitive Areas
  • The Commitment and Involvement of Stakeholders to Achieve the Highest HSE Standards Today 
  • Optimizing Economic Resources and HSE Operations Successfully
  • Learning from Past Experiences in the E&P Industry: Accidents/Incidents and Best Occupational Health Practices

  • Process Safety Management and Cumulative Risk Assessment

  • Energy Efficiency in the Region


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Who should attend?

This applied technology workshop will be of great interest to technical, professional and management staff involved in planning, implementing, monitoring, and maintaining the life cycle of O&G projects in the region where extremely sensitive environments and social challenges exist (e.g. protected areas, rainforests, wetlands, freshwater lakes and rivers, deserts, arctic, mangroves, etc.).

Industry professionals and regulators from the following fields should attend:

  • Senior management
  • Planning engineers
  • Production operators
  • Facilities & construction managers
  • Well engineers
  • Drilling & completion engineers
  • Asset & operation managers
  • Seismic supervisors
  • Operations integrity controller
  • HSE professionals
  • Community relations professionals
  • Social responsibility professionals

About the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) 

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 164,000 members in 143 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.

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Sustainability Definition
“Exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources provide affordable energy that contributes significantly to well-being and prosperity.

SPE encourages the responsible management of these oil and gas resources and operations including the appropriate management of social and environmental impacts.

SPE demonstrates this commitment by offering opportunities to advance practices for doing business in ways that balance economic growth, social development, and environmental protection.”

— Approved by the SPE Board of Directors May 2014