SPE Announces Technical Agenda for the 2012 SPE Latin American and Caribbean Conference

Premiere Latin American and Caribbean oil and gas conference set for Mexico City

Richardson, Texas, USA, (January 30, 2012) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference (LACPEC) is a 3-day multidisciplinary technical program scheduled for 16–18 April 2012 in Mexico City, Mexico.

The conference offers a varied program focusing on maximizing oil and gas recovery and productivity, and enabling the region’s economies to fully benefit from their hydrocarbon resources.

The theme of this 3-day multidisciplinary technical program is “Supply-Side Energy: Latin America Makes a Difference.”

“The goal is to emphasize that the region is aggressively developing new and existing conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources—safely, environmentally, and at a pace that has significantly affected the global energy market,” said PEMEX E&P General Director and LACPEC General Chairperson Carlos Morales.

The program committee is led by chairpersons Francisco Garcia Hernandez, PEMEX E&P; Tom Blasingame, Texas A&M University; and Nestor Saavedra, Ecopetrol.

LACPEC, which is endorsed by PEMEX E&P, features more than 200 technical presentations on topics such as drilling and completions, enhanced and improved oil recovery, mature fields and heavy oil, production and facilities, health, safety and environment (HSE), social concerns, and human resources.

The daily plenary sessions promise to be both stimulating and provocative and will illustrate the growing role of the region in the global oil and gas markets. The sessions will bring together top executives from several oil operators and service companies to discuss topics such as Technological Challenges and Opportunities in Latin America and Rejuvenation of Brown Fields in Latin America – Collaboration and Integration.  

In addition to the technical sessions, the conference will also include a young professionals summit, a student paper contest, a Petrobowl contest, a SPE student chapter meeting, and training courses.

The young professionals summit—for professionals 35 years of age and younger—is aimed at inspiring the younger generation of workers to become actively engaged, to develop a passion for what they do, and to acquire the basic tools to become inspiring leaders.

Several 1- and 2-day training courses will be available at the conference. Topics include Field Piloting for EOR/IOR Schemes, Forecasting Production and Estimating Reserves in Unconventional Gas Reservoirs, and Oilfield Data Mining.

An exhibition will showcase the latest technologies, products, and services benefiting the Latin American and Caribbean region. Attendees will have time to browse the exhibit floor during special events and coffee breaks.

To register for LACPEC, make lodging reservations or learn more about this conference, visit www.spe.org/events/lacpec.

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