On 7-8 September, EAGE delegates had the chance to participate in a new workshop concept. A report on our 1st multidisciplinary workshop on Latin America.
A quick glance at the title and programme won’t indicate much of a difference compared to a regular EAGE online workshop. The First EAGE Workshop on Latin America was different though. Rather than an open call for papers, twelve female leaders in the O&G industry delivered presentations with a technical component focused on Latin American case studies and innovation.
WGE and EAGE
The Women in Geoscience & Engineering Community has been active for many years now, resulting in a wide variety of (online) events and focus sessions at the EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition. The WGE community works closely with the Young Professionals special interest community in further development of the EAGE Mentoring Programme. The Latin America workshop, however, was the first time a female-led multiple day event took place.
Latin America focus with global appeal
The format resulted in an engaging event where empowerment, inspiration, change, knowledge, leadership, and motivation were some of the legacy words participants shared after the event. Both attendees and committee support look back at an energetic and positive experience. ‘I am grateful for being part of this event,’ said Adeline Parent. Her moderation of the event kept the engagement high and encouraged energetic discussions.
The dedicated focus of the workshop was also welcomed by participants. Emily Ferguson, Area Exploration Manager, Central North America Total E&P Americas LLC, and Panelist during the event describes it aptly: ‘Networking in these times is harder and I appreciate the opportunity, especially when there are so many other women.’
Although focusing on Latin America, panelists called in from all over the world to contribute. Consequently, the workshop did not just welcome local experts but representatives from service companies, NOC’s and IOC’s globally, creating a shared global debate on a regional topic. Anglia Sweet, Senior Technical Manager at Petronas reaffirms this ’Thank you EAGE for inviting me to speak. It gave me the opportunity to connect and to share my experience and to learn from incredible audiences and speakers’.
We want to thank the audience, experts and participants for their contributions and energy created through your questions, comments and contributions. We hope to see you in the second edition of this event!
Missed out on this event? You can also join the conversation by joining EAGE’s Women in Geoscience & Engineering Special Interest Community. If you like to learn more about our future events on offer in the region, make sure to explore the Latin America Calendar of Events.