Expert delegates and executives of the region work in cooperation in the Technical Committees and Working Groups, forming the engine of the Association to carry forward its strategic lines.

  • They develop work processes for continuous improvement based on the exchange of best practices and knowledge in discussion forums.
  • With unfolding innovations, they develop and edit Guides and Manuals that provide a basis for member companies to enrich their business models.
  • They contribute to provide training and the technical support required by member companies in the implementation of best practices.
  • They provide information to conduct benchmarking studies, whose purpose is to measure and compare the improvement in the performance of member companies.
  • The Technical Committees work with the support of the Executive Secretariat of ARPEL.


Industrial Cybersecurity

Created in 2015

The Industrial Cybersecurity Working Group is a team composed of the most senior specialists on the subject of major oil and gas companies in Latin America and the Caribbean, whose aim is to reduce the vulnerabilities of the industry to face an emerging and highly potential threat.
  • “The advance of information technologies and their penetration in the facilities control systems of companies has created a new scenario of vulnerabilities and potential threats to companies operating major infrastructures. This working group aims to share experiences, best management practices and new technologies in the world with regard to the new challenges of cybersecurity. It also seeks to raise awareness about cyber resilience, which implies not only preventing or responding to a cyber attack, but also includes the ability to operate during this event, adapting and recovering from it.”

    Hernán Vázquez, IT Manager