South America and Caribbean

President's Column

Sami Alnuaim

What If You Had No Modern Energy?

A lack of access to electricity has ripple effects across many aspects of people’s lives, health, and safety.

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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.

    Outstanding Student Chapter Award Winners Named

    The award recognizes chapters whose programs, activities, and levels of participation distinguish them from other chapters. Winning chapters will be recognized during the Student Awards Luncheon at ATCE, 30 September–2 October in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

  • And the winners are ...

    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:

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

    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.

  • HSE and Sustainability Conference

  • YPF Led the SPE Workshop on Enhanced Oil Recovery

    This technical workshop brought together 113 operators, service companies, technology providers, and faculty.

    During the closing takeaways, the Executive Chairperson, Jose Luis Massaferro, YPF, highlighted the great opportunity EOR means for Argentina. He encouraged everyone to embrace the theme of the workshop EOR – The Obligatory Way to Optimize Mature Fields during their operations.

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    ATCE Confernece Awards

    To enter the competition at the Calgary, Alberta, Canada, event companies must apply by 12 July. There is no fee to apply or compete.

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    What do SPE members around the world have in common? And how are they different?

    Brazil Focuses on Cost Control in Deep Water

    Journal of Petroleum Technology: Petrobras says it can produce oil for a lower break-even than onshore shales plays, including the Permian Basin. Brazil’s offshore sector has cut the cost of deepwater production but comparison based on prices are slippery.

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  • Brasil conference seeks technology nominees

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

  • Submit your nomination

  • 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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