About Us

The Venezuelan American Petroleum Association – VAPA, is a nonprofit professional organization in the Hydrocarbon industry and other related energies.

The purposes of the Association are:

1) Promote the professional growth of its members in technologies applied to the value chain of the energy sector while maintaining a high standard of conduct.

2) Provide technical support, education, and training for the sustainable development of the Venezuelan Hydrocarbon Industry.


the objective

Why is it important to belong to VAPA?

An association is the better way to connect the numerous Venezuelan American professionals related to the energy industry living in the Houston area and this network will offer a unique opportunity to interchange expertise and build strong professionals connections.

Also, broaden your knowledge attending courses, seminars, lunch, and learn to keep you up to date in the state-of-the-art technologies. We can learn from each other, even if you are not related to the energy industry directly and we can share ideas and enjoy meetings to recognize the values of the Venezuelan American community in the Houston area. 

Staying in contact with other organizations could boost your professional career 

Membership is very affordable and gives you the option to assist in events where the association is involved.

The Team


The Directors:

Presidente: Carlos Sanchez

Vice-Presidente: Carlos Moreno

Tesorero: Francisco Gamarra

Secretario: Luis Pabón

Advisory Committee Liaison: Milton Méndez

Advisory Committee

Flor Pineda

Marél Sánchez

Alexander Gonzalez

Tyrone Perdomo

Miguel Bosch


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Postponed until

Fall 2020