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President's Column: The Role of R&D in Energy Sustainability: Global Oil and Gas Supply Security and Future Energy Mix

Sami Alnuaim

2019 SPE President

A key component of sustainability is human lifestyle—meeting not just the basics, but for all people to have the opportunity to grow, develop, and prosper.

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Message from the Regional Director

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.

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OTC Brasil 2019

Two Workshops Being Held in Rio de Janeiro

Register by 21 February and save!
SPE Workshop: Integrated Water Management
Attendees will evaluate ways to achieve better economical results in water management in oilfield operations through discussions on reservoir management, flow assurance, water treatment, materials, and environmental regulations. Learn more.

SPE Workshop: Wells and Subsea Systems Integrity
Join energy professionals to explore ways to overcome subsea well integrity challenges that E&P operators face in Brazil with the introduction of subsea well integrity regulations.

Attend the Next Workshop on Unconventional Resources in Colombia
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Attendees will learn to gather together the technology implementation teams, the government regulation agencies, and the industry, and define a successful integrated strategy to further evaluate and develop technically recoverable unconventional resources, in an environmentally friendly, and socially responsible manner.

OTC Brasil: Strengthening Deepwater for the Future


Mark your calendar for the next edition of OTC Brasil, 29–31 October 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, to engage with highly focused E&P experts.
The conference will feature a leading technical program on the environmental licensing for offshore projects, and the oil price scenarios perspectives, and what they mean for Brazil.

Attendees will benefit from sections on Brazil’s licensing pre-salt rounds, Libra development and market access offering the most productive return on investment.
Call for papers is still open and Award Nominations are now being accepted. Don’t miss this chance to be recognized by OTC.
Paper proposal  submission deadline: 12 March 2019

Award Nominations Submission Deadline: 2 April 2019

Nominate Outstanding E&P Industry Work

SPE is now accepting nominations for outstanding work in the E&P industry. Help nominate your colleagues for the recognition they deserve.

The international awards deadline is 15 February 2019, and the regional awards deadline is 1 March 2019.

Distinguished Lecturer Nominations Now Open

Do you know someone who is an authority in his or her field and an experienced public speaker? If so, help us identify the best lecturers for your region and discipline for the 2020–21 SPE Distinguished Lecturer season by nominating them for the SPE Distinguished Lecturer program.

The nomination deadline is 15 March 2019.

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Using and understanding complex data is rising to the top of the required competencies in oil and gas jobs of all kinds. SPE will launch Data Science and Digital Engineering in Upstream Oil and Gas this month, cutting through the noise to give you a deeper understanding of data collection, analysis, interpretation, manipulation, management, storage, and application.

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