South America and Caribbean

What Does Sustainability Mean for Oil and Gas?

While oil and gas are finite, not “renewable” resources, they are still crucially important to building a more sustainable world and will play a major role for a very long time, not only for global economic growth but also for global social development and human lifestyle enhancement.

President's Column

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Cesar Patiño

Regional Director

“This year 2018 brought many new changes for our industry, a new focus on optimization and efficiencies gained through technology, innovation, and competency developments required to transform professional skill sets and organizational structures. In 2019, let’s transform ourselves with the knowledge and educational tools that we acquired 2018."

I wish you all the best in 2019, and I encourage you to continue to engage with the SPE community and enjoy the valuable resources that SPE offers.”

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.

Unconventional Gas and Tight Oil Exploration

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Know What You're Worth

Results are in! Download the free 2018 SPE Member Salary Survey Highlight Report.

Need more detail by region, job category, and job function? Order the full report from the SPE Bookstore. A raw data file is also available as a bundle with the report for those wanting to do their own analysis.

OTC Brasil 2019

Give Your Career a Gift

Take advantage of the reduced professional membership rate of USD 50!*

Renew by 31 December 2018 and continue receiving discounted registration on SPE events, subscription to the Journal of Petroleum Technology® (JPT), access to OnePetro®, and much more. For questions, contact

*Offer applies to Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Perú, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

SPE Agreements Will Promote Social Responsibility, Sustainability

SPE signed memorandums of understanding with two leading industry associations, enabling closer collaboration on sharing technical knowledge and meeting the world’s energy needs in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

OTC Brasil: The Search for Paper Proposals has Begun

Those who are selected will present their papers at OTC Brasil, 29–31 October 2019 in Rio de Janeiro. And you can extend your influence beyond the conference through inclusion in the multi-society library, OnePetro®, which reaches more than 12,000 users daily. 

Submit a Paper Proposal

Together for the First Time: LACPEC and the International HSE Conference

SPE is offering two premier events for the price of one! By co-locating these two conferences, attendees will have access to both technical programs and a shared exhibit floor. Plan to attend these conferences 17–19 March 2020 in Bogotá, Colombia.

Sponsorship opportunities to reach these diverse audiences are now available. Contact us for details.

New JPT Unconventional Insights Newsletter 

SPE launches a new monthly newsletter this month featuring the upstream industry’s most authoritative coverage of the unconventionals in the oil and gas sector. It will spotlight the latest trends, technology applications, and critical developments in the most important plays.

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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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Training Courses

SPE to Launch a New Data Science Publication

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 in January 2019, cutting through the noise to give you a deeper understanding of data collection, analysis, interpretation, manipulation, management, storage, and application.

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