South America and Caribbean

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.

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

    Join 2020 SPE President Shauna Noonan at SPE Co-Located Events


    Registration is now open for SPE co-located events, LACPEC and the International Conference on HSE and Sustainability, 17–19 March 2020 in Bogotá, Colombia. It is a unique opportunity to grow your network and connect with 2020 SPE President Shauna Noonan and leaders from Ecopetrol, YPF, Baker Hughes, Oxy, Schlumberger, Shell, and more.

    Register early and get inspired by topics that enrich your commitment and professional pride.

    New HSE Technical Discipline Name

    hse_discipline_100px Health, Safety, and Environment technical discipline is changing its name to Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability. This change showcases sustainability as one of SPE’s strategic priorities and demonstrates its importance to the industry. The newly updated technical discipline icons will remain the same. Learn More.

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    Join Petrobras CEO to Celebrate Industry Accomplishments

    OTC Brasil will host an Awards Luncheon on 30 October at the SulAmérica Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro to honor 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award recipients.

    Carlos Tadeu Fraga (pictured) will be honored for individual achievement and Petrobras’ EWT Libra Project is being recognized for corporate achievement. Register for the event to celebrate the offshore E&P accomplishments and to engage with industry leaders from around the world.

    JPT Monthly Feature: Colombia’s New Ambitions Include Caribbean and Shale Development, But Are They Achievable?


    Latin America's third-largest producer is trying to build on the foundation of regulatory reform by implementing a novel permanent, continuously open bidding process and exploring unconventional development.
    Read the complete JPT article.

    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. Download them.

    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. Watch now.





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