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President's Column

Sami Alnuaim

One Year of Sustainability Is Not Enough

I cannot believe that a year has passed since I was inaugurated as SPE president in Dallas last September. My term has passed at the speed of light as I have traveled all over the world meeting our members and representing SPE at conferences and other events.

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  • Regional Director's message

    Cesar Patiño

    Sustainability, one of the drivers in our region, aligns with SPE’s worldwide initiative by SPE President Sami Alnuaim to ensure the oil and gas industry meets the world’s energy needs in a manner that protects the environment.

    In our region, we are working diligently to meet these requirements. We are implementing the philosophy of “Citizen Engineer” to fulfill sustainable development in our communities. Together with National Oil companies (NOC) and International oil companies (IOC), we are integrating a clean thinking into our operations and processes. Our region is equipped with opportunities for members like you to be part of our sustainability challenge.

    Colombian Section Celebrates 52 Years

    A photo to commemorate the celebration of 52 years of the SPE Colombian Section held in the Ecopetrol club in Bogotá, Colombia. Learn more about the Colombian Section and networking opportunities in your area.

    Group Photo of Colombian celebrations

    Article credits: TWA, Darwin Smith Vásquez Mendoza, Student, USCO

    Video: Petroleum Resources Management System

    SPE has two new offerings for the PRMS. These are very short videos explaining two of the most complicated topics in the document. Take a look now and watch for more to be added later.

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  • OTC Brasil 2019 SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference 17 to 19 March 2020

    In Memoriam

    “I was very saddened to hear of the recent passing of several great leaders — Juan Roger as well as DeAnn Craig and Stephen Holditch. Our sincerest condolences to their families and the many people who were inspired by them.” — Mark Rubin, CEO and Executive Vice President, SPE

    In memoriam of these great leaders:

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    Juan Roger

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    Dee Ann Craig

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    Stephen Holditch

    Celebrate Industry Pride at Two Premier Conferences

    SPE is co-locating LACPEC and the International Conference on HSE and Sustainability, 17–19 March 2020 in Bogotá, Colombia. It is a unique opportunity to be inspired by topics that enrich your commitment and professional pride.

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  • Congratulations to the Winners of 2019 SPE Presidential Award for Outstanding Section!

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    Nine SPE sections have been awarded the SPE Presidential Award for Outstanding Section, the highest honor a section can receive. The awards will be presented to section officers at ATCE in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

    Volunteer Translators Sought

    We are looking for members who are proficient in another language to help translate glossary terms, articles, and papers from English into other languages. Opportunities include:

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    Leaders of Petrobras, ANP, and the International Energy Agency to Speak at OTC Brasil

    Join us at OTC Brasil, 29–31 October, in Rio de Janeiro to engage with top E&P executives from around the world, including:

    • Roberto Castello Branco, CEO, Petrobras
    • Fatih Birol, International Energy Agency
    • Decio Oddone, National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP)
    • Marie-Noëlle Semeria, Chief Technology Officer, Total

    Register today and take advantage of the special hotel rates.

    TWA Monthly Feature: Petrobras Runs Biggest Supercomputer

    Journal of Petroleum Technology: Petrobras’s supercomputer Fênix is among the world’s 500 biggest computers and ranks first in Latin America. Read The Way Ahead Article by the Agência Petrobras.

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  • Want to Attend ATCE? Show Your Boss the Benefits

    There are many reasons to attend this year’s SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE). With 300+ papers, 200+ exhibiting companies, and multiple networking events, ATCE offers access to the latest technologies and practices. Use the ATCE Justification Toolkit to help outline the benefits to your supervisors, and make plans to join on 30 September–2 October in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Registration for ATCE is open, and early rates are available until 26 August.

    Free HSE and Sustainability Paper Biweekly

    To further knowledge-sharing in the HSE and Sustainability sector, SPE’s HSE Technical Section offers select papers for free to SPE members.

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