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SPE Conducts First Energy4me Workshop in Latin America

Energy4me Workshop

SPE conducted its first Energy4Me workshop at INGEPET in Lima, Peru on 6 November, 2014.This global energy education outreach program offers educational resources to students, teachers, and the general public. Participants receive comprehensive information about the scientific concepts of energy and educators have the opportunity to learn how to teach energy topics in fun and exciting way.

More than 60 primary and secondary school teachers were taught hands-on lessons using energy processes like porosity, density, perforating, and core sampling to name a few. Victor Huerta, SPE Lima Section Chairperson and Keynote Speaker presented: “The Energy: How it eases our lives” Teachers received educational “Oil and Natural Gas” books. The workshop will rotate to Ecuador, Mexico and Brazil in 2015.

New Member Benefit: The SPE Competency Management Tool

This tool is a member benefit that allows members to assess their current professional capabilities against one of twenty-two key E&P job competency models covering geosciences, reservoir engineering, well engineering, production engineering and operations, project and facilities engineering and health, safety and environment.

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Success at the SPE Well Integrity Workshop in Mexico

The SPE Well Integrity: Facing the New Challenges Workshop was held in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico on 20-21 November 2014. More than 85 E&P specialists from 9 different countries gathered to learn the latest aspects of well integrity, such as environmental, management, challenges, technology, management systems, methodologies and regulations as well as related case histories to these topics.

“We are responsible of the design of the wells and must be mindful. Our actions benefit the industry and the society. Safe wells entail a safe and clean production and a good inheritance for the upcoming generations. By complying with the regulations and taking care of the environment we reduce the latent risks” said Fernando Flores, Workshop Chairman.

Well Intergrity Workshop

Save the Date for the Upcoming Premier SPE Conferences in Latin America

SPE Global Training Series Travels to Brazil 

The Introduction to Offshore Decommissioning Global Training Series course will be held 16-18 March 2015 at the Bolsa do Rio Convention Center Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brian Twomey, Managing Director of Reverse Engineering Services Ltd, will be the course facilitator during this exciting 3-day SPE Global Training Series. The course highlights critical considerations managers need to understand in the growing discipline of offshore Decommissioning.

Training will delve into the environmental impact of offshore decommissioning and suggest innovative solutions to manage the risks. Additional topics will include law and liability, cost estimating, engineering process and marine operations, technology, and abandonment challenges.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Attendees will earn 0.8 CEUs for each day of training.

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Plan Ahead for ATCE 2015

SPE Regional Petrobowl qualifier for ATCE 2015 will be at SPE Artificial Lift Conference - Latin America and Caribbean: 27–28 May, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Get your teams ready to compete in this regional event. For more information send email lac@spe.org.

Regional Student Paper Contest Qualifier for ATCE 2015 will be held on 22-23 June 2015 in conjunction with the Brasil Offshore Conference and Exhibition. Learn how to submit your paper proposal.


  1. SPE Subsea Processing Workshop

    11 - 13 Mar | Búzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  2. SPE Energy Alternatives - Shallow and Deep Water Workshop

    15 - 17 Apr | Cartagena, Colombia

  3. SPE Water Handling Workshop

    22 - 23 Apr | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

  4. Artificial Lift Management: Best Practices and Recommendations

    25 - 26 May | Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

  5. Artificial Lift and Production Optimization Solutions

    25 - 26 May | Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

  6. SPE Artificial Lift Conference: Latin America and Caribbean

    27 - 28 May | Salvador, Estado de Bahía, Brazil

  7. SPE Managed Pressure Drilling and Underbalanced Drilling Workshop

    16 - 18 Jun | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  8. Brasil Offshore Conference

    23 - 26 Jun | Macae, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  9. The Science and Technology of Water Treating

    24 Jun | Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

  10. SPE Oil and Gas Effluent Discharge Management Workshop

    25 - 26 Jun | Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

  11. Introduction to Oil and Gas Exploration and Production (ITOGEP)

    6 Jul | Bogota, Colombia

  12. SPE Latin American and Caribbean Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability Conference

    7 - 8 Jul | Bogotá, Colombia

  13. The Sustainability Imperative: Making the Case and Driving Change

    9 - 10 Jul | Bogota, Colombia

  14. SPE Reservoir Characterization Workshop

    19 - 20 Aug | Bucaramanga, Colombia

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