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On-Site Resources

General Information

First Aid

Room H40, Back of Hall D, Street Level


Room 207A, Concourse Level

Press Room

Room 216A, Concourse Level

Speaker Check-In Room

Room 208, Concourse Level


25-Year Club

The 25-Year Club is located in room 206B, concourse level. The club was established for the benefit of those SPE members with 25 years or more of continuous membership, Century Club members, and current and former officers and directors, as well as this year’s SPE International award winners and Distinguished Lecturers.

Join us at 0700 hours on Monday in room 006 A–C, river level, for the 25-Year Club Breakfast. Separate ticket purchase required.

25-Year Club Hours

Monday, 8 October

0800–1600 hours

Tuesday, 9 October

0800–1600 hours

Wednesday, 10 October

0800–1400 hours


ATCE Mobile App

Mobile AppBrowse ATCE in the palm of your hand!

The ATCE 2012 mobile app provides on-the-go, interactive information that allows you to stay up-to-the minute on the latest events and special sessions. Get the app now» (must view on a web-enabled mobile device).


ATCE Network – Connect with Colleagues On Site and After the Show

ATCE Network

Sponsored by Weatherford

With ATCE Network, you can find out which of your LinkedIn contacts are attending, see recommendations of other attendees with matching interests, communicate with them securely, and plan one-on-one meetings. Learn more/Sign in »


Try out an iPad for FREE at ATCE!

Check one out to use during the 3 days of ATCE. Find all of the valuable SPE information that is available through iPad apps. iPads will be available starting at 0800 hours on Monday in the concourse level hallway, across from room 215.

Availability is limited. Valid identification and security deposit is required.


Business Center

The UPS Store is located off the lobby bridge, street level. It will be open from 0800–1830 hours, Monday through Friday, during the show. Contact the UPS Store at + The center offers the following services:

  • Color and black & white printing and copying
  • Binding and finishing options
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Computer workstation rental
  • Packaging and shipping services


Conference Bags

Sponsored by Schlumberger and M-I SWACO a Schlumberger company

Full and 1-day paid attendees can pick-up a complimentary conference bag in the registration area. You will need your ticket, which is included with your conference badge, to pick up a bag.



A variety of concessions will be available throughout the exhibit halls. For information on dining out in San Antonio, stop by the Information Center located in the east main lobby entrance or visit the Creative Dining & Entertainment booth in the registration area for help with reservations.

Aker Solutions invites you to “Take a Position.” Enjoy your lunch in their seating area in booth 1719.


Housing Information Desk

An Experient representative is available at the housing desk in the registration area to answer questions or provide help with housing issues.


Internet Access

SPE is offering free wireless internet access in the meeting rooms and lobbies of the convention center. The SSID for the wireless access is ATCE2012. This free wireless access will not be available on the exhibit floor, because it will interfere with the higher band wireless services that are being offered to exhibitors for promoting their products and services.


Knowledge Sharing ePosters

The Knowledge Sharing ePosters are located in the Bridge Hall prefunction area, concourse level. An ePoster is an electronic version of a traditional poster presented on a flat screen monitor. It offers the added benefit of animation, audio, and video and enhances the visual experience to provide greater interactivity between the attendee and the poster author. See each day’s technical program for a complete schedule.


Lost and Found

Lost and Found is located in the SPE Headquarters, room 207A, concourse level.


Luggage Check

Luggage check is available near the escalator of the west registration area, street level. The price is USD 3 per checked item.


Member Services

In the SPE Pavilion, booth 3350 on the exhibit floor, SPE staff are available to answer questions about membership, dues, online mentoring opportunities, continuing education programs, publications, sections, and student activities, plus other SPE programs and services.



Members of the working press are invited to use the amenities in the Press Room, room 216A, concourse level. The Press Conference Room is located in room 216B, concourse level.



Sponsored by Frac-Chem

Proceedings distribution is located in the SPE Pavilion, booth 3350 on the exhibit floor. Proceedings can be picked up during exhibit hours, Monday through Wednesday. A Proceedings requires a ticket for pick up, whether included in registration or purchased.


SPE Bookstore

The latest technical books are on display in the SPE Pavilion, booth 3350 on the exhibit floor. Attendees can pick up pre-purchased books from the SPE online bookstore or browse new titles.


SPE On Demand

ATCE offers SPE On Demand—an online portal to access the ATCE 2012 presentations, digitally recorded and available as audio synchronized to PowerPoint presentations. Following the conference, all attendees who paid the full registration fees will receive complimentary access to SPE On Demand. Other attendees may purchase access separately. Visit www.SPEondemand.org for complete details.


Speaker Check-In Room

Presenting authors need to stop by the Speaker Check-In Room, room 208, concourse level. The telephone number is +1.210.582.7016.


Training Courses

SPE works with recognized experts in their fields to develop training courses covering a wide range of industry topics. Courses are held before and after the conference this year. Participants receive 0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for 1-day courses. 1.6 CEUs are awarded for 2-day courses. Registration fees for training courses are in addition to conference fees and on a per course basis. Tickets may be purchased on-site, if space is available.


University Teaching Opportunities

Faculty recruitment is an imperative for universities. Nine universities will be on site to share information about their programs. We invite industry professionals to learn about adjunct teaching opportunities. University staff will be present from 1000–1400 hours on Monday, 8 October and Tuesday, 9 October in the Park View registration area, concourse level.


Policies and Procedures

Attendee Qualifications

All attendees are required to wear their ATCE name badge and badge holder at all times. Use of a badge by a person not named on the badge is grounds for confiscation. If you lose your conference badge, please return to Registration to obtain a replacement. No one under the age of 15 is permitted in the exhibits during official show hours.


Mobile/Cell Phone Policy

As a courtesy to the speakers and your fellow attendees, please silence all mobile phones during meetings and sessions.


Photography Policy

All SPE sessions are protected by US copyright laws. Photography and video/audio recording of any kind are strictly prohibited in the sessions and throughout the exhibition area.


Alcohol Policy

We recognize the legitimate serving of alcoholic beverages in the process of conducting business and social activities.  We also recognize that the use and consumption of alcohol carries with it the requirement for all attendees to consume those beverages responsibly and in keeping with our professional code of ethics and conduct. We strongly oppose the abuse and misuse of alcohol.


Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center except in designated smoking areas.



One of the key components to the success of ATCE is the safety of our attendees and presenters. 

Due to the popularity of some session topics, it is possible for overcrowding to occur in a session or meeting room. Should this occur, we must comply with policies regarding room capacity and limit admittance to a room that is at capacity. Please make plans to arrive early for sessions that you have a strong interest in attending. An overflow area is set up to accommodate session rooms that have reached capacity.

In the event of an emergency, SPE staff and/or convention center staff will provide conference attendees with any necessary information and instructions. Please refer to the safety information included in your badge for important details and phone numbers.


Guests with Disabilities

We take pride in ensuring that our meetings and events are accessible to all attendees with special needs. The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center is equipped with elevators. Should you require special arrangements, please contact our staff at Registration or Headquarters.


Complimentary Publications

Publication cubicles are located in east registration area of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Attendees are encouraged to pick up complimentary issues of the following publications:

(as of 22 August 2012)

  • American Oil & Gas Reporter
  • Oilfield Technology Magazine
  • Upstream Pumping Solutions


Registration Hours

You can register on-site in the east registration area of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (unless listed otherwise below) during the following hours. If you’ve preregistered, you can also pick up your name badge and/or name badge holder.

Saturday, 6 October

Training Course Registration



Sunday, 7 October

Training Course Registration

Conference Registration




Monday, 8 October

Conference Registration



Tuesday, 9 October

Conference Registration



Wednesday, 10 October

Conference Registration



Thursday, 11 October

Training Course Registration

Room 006, River Level