Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are honored and delighted to welcome you to participate and attend the 2020 SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference (LACPEC) virtually on 27–31 July 2020.

LACPEC continues the tradition of being the preeminent technical event for exploration and production in Latin America and the Caribbean region and the main venue for showcasing cutting-edge research and development in petroleum engineering, especially to meet the existing, emerging, and future technical and social needs for the upstream petroleum sector.

LACPEC 2020 will showcase 170+ technical paper presentations, posters, and panel sessions. In order to continue the success of previous events, we invite you to participate as an attendee, an author, or as an exhibitor — to network with industry colleagues and to have the opportunity to view emerging and peripheral technology related to the oil and gas sector in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

As your Program Committee chairpersons for LACPEC 2020, we invite you to join us at the SPE’s premier technical conference in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Program Committee Chairs


Karin Gonzalez


Rafael Hincapie

OMV Exploration & Production GmbH

Paola Pastor

Ernesto Valbuena