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With Overwhelming’ Success: SPE Heavy and Extra Heavy Oil Conference—Latin America was Delivered

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The inaugural SPE Heavy and Extra Heavy Oil Conference—Latin America in Medellín, Colombia proved to be a successful 3-day event, exceeding the expected attendance close to 500 participants who came to learn about technological advances, opportunities, and challenges in heavy and extra heavy oil exploration and production. Executives from service and national oil companies in Latin America were featured among the more than 70 technical presentations discussing the latest international perspectives. SPE’s global training course, held prior to the event, also gave attendees the opportunity to learn specifics in steam injection recovery as one in a variety of heavy oil recovery techniques.


See you in Mexico!

Join us at the SPE Well Integrity: Facing the New Challenges Workshop, to be held 20–21 November 2014 in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico.

Enhance your knowledge by participating in a strong technical agenda that covers current challenges and new opportunities in Mexico and other countries in Latin America. 

Explore methods of reducing operating costs in sessions, including “Casing Failures During Fracture/Stimulation,” “Well Integrity and New Technologies,” and “Risk Assessment and Management During Well Construction.”  

Browse the complete Technical Agenda.

SPE Integrated Intelligent Completions Workshop

The SPE Integrated intelligent Completions Workshop was successfully conducted in Rio de Janeiro during 11–12 September 2014 at the Marriot Hotel in Rio de Janeiro. More than 80 attendees benefitted from 24 high-quality technical presentations where operators, services companies, and academia shared and discussed the latest IWC applications, best practices to consider during design, completion and production phases, managing interfaces, and effectively using available data. The workshop enabled operators, service companies, and other organizations to follow how IWC is currently used in deep and ultra-deepwater scenarios and understand the challenges and necessary technology solutions, providing industry specialists the opportunity to cooperate and communicate with one another.

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Featuring speakers from various disciplines and professions, the SPE Distinguished Lecturer Program emphasizes industry trends, challenges, and technology applications among diverse topics. Each year, 30 or more individuals share their technical expertise through lectures for SPE sections across the globe.

The purpose of the Distinguished Lecturer Program is to assist sections in obtaining technical lectures while also recognizing the professional contributions of the lecturers. SPE members benefit from more than 450 presentations offered each year.

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SPE Artificial Lift and HSSE Conferences Return to Latin America

Plans are under way for the second edition of:

SPE Artificial Lift Conference—Latin America and Caribbean: 27–28 May, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

SPE Latin America and Caribbean Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability Conference: 7–8 July, in Bogotá, Colombia.

These premier conferences provide an excellent opportunity to share experiences, build fruitful relationships, and generate new ideas that optimize E&P performance levels across the region.

Learn more at www.spe.org/latinamerica.

What SPE Membership Means to SPE Reservoir Engineer Member

Adolfo Puime PiresSPE Macae Section board member and reservoir engineer Adolfo Puime Pires knows how different our programs are from those of other industry associations. He values our exceptional coverage of technological developments and our dissemination of this information to colleagues across the globe. He loves SPE’s Distinguished Lecturer and Ambassador Programs, which expose members to the perspectives of the oil industry’s most respected leaders. He’s also excited about the new SPE website, with its broader access to technical information and eMentoring for young professionals. On the whole, Pires values the career-enhancing opportunities SPE offers to create lasting connections with colleagues, academics, and industry experts, to access thousands of technical papers, and to attend SPE conferences and workshops around the globe.

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  1. SPE Well Integrity: Facing the New Challenges Workshop

    20 - 21 Nov | Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico

  2. SPE Subsea Processing Workshop

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

  3. Artificial Lift Management: Best Practices and Recommendations

    25 - 26 May | Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

  4. Artificial Lift and Production Optimization Solutions

    25 - 26 May | Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

  5. SPE Artificial Lift Conference: Latin America and Caribbean

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

  6. Brasil Offshore Conference

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

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

    7 - 8 Jul | Bogotá, Colombia

  8. OTC Brasil

    27 - 29 Oct | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  9. SPE Latin America and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference

    18 - 20 Nov | Quito, Ecuador

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