Latin America and the Caribbean

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Shauna Noonan

Strengthening the Tools and Methods We Use To Disseminate Knowledge to Members

“To collect, exchange, and disseminate technical knowledge” are not only the first seven words of SPE’s mission, but also what our society has excelled at over its storied history.
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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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Key E&P Leaders Participating in SPE's Co-located Events in Colombia

Together, the SPE International Conference on HSE and Sustainability and the Latin America and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference (LACPEC), 17–19 March 2020, will offer more than 400 papers across 60 technical sessions designed to engage both industry and external experts in forward-thinking and strategic concepts.


These events will also feature E&P leaders including Vicki Ann Hollub, President and CEO, Oxy; Olivier Le Peuch, COO, Schlumberger; Fawaz K Bitar, Head of Upstream Executive Office, BP and Chairman, IOGP; as well as a shared exhibition of the latest products and services.

Register early and save USD 200 on these leading events in one location! Signing up for one event provides access to both. Also, enjoy discounted hotel rates when staying at Hilton Bogotá Corferias.

Natural Gas Helps Eliminate Energy Poverty

With a staggering 1 billion people on the planet without access to electricity and clean cooking fuels, natural gas is one key solution to help lift these people out of poverty and improve their quality of life. Since 2000, the International Energy Agency reports that 26% of the gains in access have come from natural gas. And with new discoveries and facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa and other regions, the future has never looked brighter.

Read more on SPE's new Fueling Progress Blog

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:

2020 Distinguished Lecturers Ready to Visit Latin America

More than a dozen Distinguished Lecturers will be presenting across the region during next year. Attend a Distinguished Lecture near you to enhance your knowledge and grow professionally by hearing these experts in their fields.

JPT News: Industry Salaries Continue to Inch Up

Total compensation for SPE members this year has risen to its highest level since 2016 as the oil and gas industry continues to recover from the steep oil price downturn that began mid-decade. Read the complete JPT article or get the report available in the SPE Bookstore.

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.

Mexico Section Celebrates 20 Years of Service

To celebrate their 20th Anniversary, the Mexico Section held an event including a variety of activities filled with fun and knowledge sharing. From panel sessions to a bowling tournament, this event provided great ways to get members involved!

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