South America and Caribbean

President's Column

Sami Alnuaim

The Circular Economy

The developed world must no longer tolerate the buildup of mountains of waste while other places in the world, especially in underdeveloped countries, lack access to energy, food, clean water, and clean air.

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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.

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    We're energy. We're international. We're networking. We're thought leaders. #WeAreSPE.

    OTC Brasil 2019

    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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  • SPE Certification & PE License: New Online Exam Review Course

    Expand your opportunities and education by obtaining the SPE Petroleum Engineering Certification or PE license. We have updated the 2013 version of the exam review course with new content and simple navigation. The revised course prepares you for new content recently added to the exam.

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    OTC Names 2019
    Spotlight Award Winners

    The Spotlight on New Technology® awards recognized 15 innovative technologies, and allows companies to showcase the latest advances in offshore exploration and production.

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  • Brasil conference seeks technology nominees

    The conference's Spotlight on New Technology® Awards allow exhibitors to feature the best in indsustry-leading innovation.

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  • In Their Professional Opinion

    Industry Interviews are 30-minute voice-only dialogues with experts about their personal and professional experiences in the oil and gas industry. Recorded live, but archived and available on-demand, these interviews are ready at your convenience even when you are pressed for time.

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  • 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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