Category Archives: Press

Éxito Total en la Primera Conferencia en Petrólio Pesado y Extra Pesado de la SPE Para América Latina y el Caribe

CONTACTO DE PRENSA : Andrea Valencia

Richardson, Texas, USA (7 de octubre de 2014) – La conferencia inaugural de la Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) en petróleo pesado y extra pesado para América Latina y el Caribe en Medellín del 24 al 26 de septiembre del 2014, resultó ser un exitoso evento de 3 días, el cual superó la asistencia esperada con cerca de 500 delegados, quienes aprendieron avances tecnológicos, oportunidades y desafíos en la exploración y producción de petróleo pesado y extra pesado. Continue reading

Kazakh Oil and Gas Minister to Co-chair and Speak at SPE Caspian Technical Conference

MEDIA CONTACTS:  Lauren East at,  + 44 1306 882288 and Ben Bladon at, + 44 1306 882288

London, UK (18 September 2014) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is delighted to announce that this year’s Caspian Technical Conference and Exhibition (CTCE), will now be co-chaired by Uzakbai Karabalin, First Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Continue reading

SPE Announces First Health, Safety, Security, Environmental, and Social Responsibility Conference in Africa

Mozambique Now to Host Rescheduled Event 15-17 September, 2014.

Maputo, Mozambique (18 August 2014)- The SPE African Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSE) and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition will take place 15-17 September, 2014. “Protecting People and the Environment – Getting it Right for the Development of the Oil and Gas Industry in Africa” is the theme of the rescheduled event that originally was to be located in Kenya in June of 2014. Now it will be held at the Polana Serena Hotel in Maputo, Mozambique, with most of the same content and speakers. Registration for attendance, sponsorship and exhibiting is open and accessible on the conference website.

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New SPE Caspian Conference Series Tackles Opportunities and Challenges in Region’s E&P Industry

MEDIA CONTACTS:  Lauren East at,  + 44 1306 882288 and Ben Bladon at, + 44 1306 882288

London, UK (18 August 2014) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) introduces The SPE Annual Caspian Technical Conference and Exhibition (CTCE), November 12-14 2014 in Astana, Kazakhstan, where senior executives and decision-makers from the Caspian oil and gas industry are due to speak at the region’s inaugural technical conference this autumn.  Continue reading

New Scholarship Created to Support African Students Pursuing Petroleum Engineering Master’s Degree

MEDIA CONTACT:  Samantha Sipowicz, APR

Richardson, Texas USA (July 31, 2014) – To support excellence in education for African students, Society of Petroleum Engineers 2013 President Egbert Imomoh has established a scholarship available to those pursuing a master’s degree in petroleum engineering.  Created through the SPE Foundation, the Imomoh Scholarship will award two students from Nigeria and two students from other countries in SPE’s Africa Region a one-time scholarship payment of $2000.
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SPE Lança Conferência de Óleos Pesados e Extra Pesados na América Latina e Caribe

+1.972.952.1112, Andrea Valencia

Richardson, Texas, USA (13 agosto 2014) –A Sociedade dos Engenheiros de Petróleo lança a Conferência de Óleos Pesados e Extra Pesados, na América Latina, que acontecerá de 24 a 26 de setembro de 2014 em Medelin, na Colômbia. Serão 3 dias de evento que apresentarão perspectivas internacionais nas melhores práticas além dos avanços tecnológicos de exploração e produção de petróleo pesado e extra pesado, assim como oportunidades e desafios enfrentados no processo.
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La SPE Anuncia su Primera Conferencia en Crudo Pesado y Extra Pesado para América Latina y el Caribe

MEDIA CONTACT: Andrea Valencia


Richardson, Texas, USA (13 de Agosto de 2014) – La Sociedad de Ingenieros de Petróleo (SPE) presenta la Conferencia en Crudo Pesado y Extra Pesado de la SPE para América Latina  del 24–26 de Septiembre del 2014 en Medellín, Colombia. Este evento de 3 días proveerá perspectivas internacionales de mejores prácticas y avances tecnológicos en exploración y producción de crudo pesado y extra pesado, así como de oportunidades y retos enfrentados durante los procesos.
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SPE Launches Heavy and Extra Heavy Oil Conference in Latin America and Caribbean

MEDIA CONTACT:  Andrea Valencia

Richardson, Texas, USA (13 August 2014) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) introduces the SPE Heavy and Extra Heavy Oil Conference: Latin America, 24–26 September 2014, Medellín, Colombia. The 3-day event provides international perspectives on best practices and technological advances in the exploration and production of heavy and extra heavy oil, as well as the opportunities and challenges faced in the process.
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The Society of Petroleum Engineers to Host First Event on Workplace Discrimination Challenges

MEDIA CONTACT:  Issued on behalf of SPE Aberdeen by ThinkPR.  For further information, contact Jenny Adams on 01224 623960 or email

Aberdeen, Scotland (29 July 2014) The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) will host a world-first event in October to discuss the topic of workplace discriminatory challenges, specific to the oil and gas industry.

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The Human Factor Process and Safety Report Released: SPE Board of Directors Publishes the First in a Series of Technical Reports on Risk and Safety in the Industry

MEDIA CONTACT:  Paige McCown, Communications and Energy Education, +1.713.457.6826,

Houston, Texas, USA (1 April 2014) –The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Board of Directors has approved the publication of its first technical report titled “The Human Factor: Process Safety and Culture”, a report intended to provide guidance on the human factors risks in E&P operations, and what can be done to reduce those risks and increase safety. Continue reading