Special Events

2020 IOGP Outstanding Young Professional Award (OYPA)

Date: 17 March 2020
Venue: Fifth Floor, Ágora Convention Center, Bogotá


Now in its third year, OYPA celebrates the achievements of an individual with fewer than 10 years of professional E&P experience.

A special awards committee will announce the winner at the Opening Ceremony.


“This award aims to inspire the next generation. We want to recognize their efforts to promote safe, responsible and sustainable Exploration and Production operations.” - Gordon Ballard, Executive Director of IOGP

For more information about IOGP Awards, visit www.iogp.org/award.


Student Events

Student Events


Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Qualifier
Date: 1 August 2020
Venue: Uniandinos Offices, Calle 92 #16-11, Bogotá, Colombia

For student chapters to participate in a fast paced quiz competition covering technical and nontechnical aspects of the oil and gas industry.
Can UFRJ keep hold of the trophy or will a new team take the top spot?

For questions about Petrobowl, please contact petrobowlsacr@gmail.com

Regional Student Paper Contest

For undergraduate, master, and PhD students will take place on 31 July 2020 at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, and will provide the opportunity to compete at the International Student Paper Contest during the next SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in Denver, Colorado, USA. All students in Latin America and the Caribbean are encouraged to submit an abstract to the competition, abstracts are required by 15 December 2019.

Thank you to all the contestants who submitted their abstracts, those participating in the competition will be notified by 13 January 2020.

For additional information about the Student Paper Contest, please contact regprograms@spe.org

Students participating in the competition, per division:

Contest Division: Batchelor's

Lucas Andre Dos Santos, Universidade Federal do Rio De Janeiro

Jhon Fredy Gallego Arias, Universidad Nacional Colombia Unalmed Chapter

Alemarnery Chiquinquira Villalobos, Universidad Del Zulia

Luis Felipe Bordini Rodrigues, Universidade Federal do Rio De Janeiro

Oscar Enrique Medina, Universidad Nacional Colombia Unalmed Chapter

Samuel David Fontalvo Guzman, Universidad Industrial De Santander

Mitchel Danny Pinas, Anton de Kom University of Suriname Chapter

Carlos Dario Abadiano Lopez, Central University of Ecuador

Katherine Geomara Carrillo, Central University of Ecuador

Maria Belen Ochoa Caballero, Escuela Politecnica Nacional Chapter

Contest Division: Master's

Jorge Andres Tovar, Universidade Estadual De Campinas

Sheryl Surani Roshni Raghoe, Anton De Kom University of Suriname

Thiago Dos Santos Pereira, Pontificia University Catolica Brazil

Luis Alfonso Ramirez, Universidad De Los Andes

Kimberly Vanity Tjadikrama, Anton De Kom University of Suriname

Steve Duncan, The University of West Indies

Jhon Michael Florez Roa, Universidad Industrial De Santander

Raphael Chalhub Ribeiro, Pontificia University Catolica Brazil

Felippe Schuwartz Marques, Universidade Federal Fluminense

Contest Division: PhD

Daniel Montes Pinzon, Universidad Nacional Colombia Unalmed Chapter

Johanna Vargas Clavijo, Universidad Nacional Colombia Unalmed Chapter

Paulo Andres Paz, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro