The 2014 Unconventional Resources Conference—Canada is calling for papers

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources (CSUR) have joined forces to bring you the 2014 Unconventional Resources Conference—Canada, which will be held 30 September–2 October 2014 at the BMO Centre in Calgary, AB, Canada. A conference not to be missed, that will deliver value through quality content and excellent networking opportunities.

CSUR and SPE are excited to collaborate and co-produce an industry event that will bring together the best of both organizations, combining high quality technical paper presentations and a line-up of reputable keynote speakers and panels sessions

This joint conference and exhibition will focus on evolving industry innovations and technologies that have the potential to improve the economics of North Americas’ rapidly developing unconventional tight oil and gas plays. The multi-track technical program will address challenges and opportunities associated with the North American unconventional resource industry through a variety of presentation formats.

SPE and the CSUR invite you to submit a paper for this conference.

Check out the latest issue of SPE’s Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology


Get ready for this month’s issue of SPE’s Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, which highlights technical papers on the topics Unconventional Resources and Formation Damage Removal.

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Regional activities

Technical and networking luncheons

SPE sections in Canada offer offer Technical and Networking Luncheons on a monthly basis. Contact Jill Thomas, Member Services Administrator or your local section for the upcoming luncheons.


Sections and Student Chapters

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  1. SPE Steam Solvent, Solvent, and Steam Additive Processes for Heavy Oil Recovery

    13 - 14 May | Canmore, Alberta, Canada

  2. SPE Environmental Impact – Technical Solutions for the Exploration of Oil and Gas Resources”

    13 - 14 May | Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  3. SPE Heavy Oil Conference-Canada

    10 - 12 Jun | Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  4. SEG/SPE/ARMA on Injection Induced Seismicity Workshop

    15 - 18 Sep | Banff, Alberta, Canada

  5. SPE Unlocking Alberta’s Carbonate Reservoirs

    16 - 17 Sep | Banff, Alberta, Canada

  6. SPE Drilling Automation

    23 - 25 Sep | Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  7. SPE/CSUR Unconventional Resources Conference – Canada

    30 Sep - 2 Oct | Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Training Courses

  1. Waterflooding: Performance Predictions and Surveillance

    5 - 9 May | Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  2. Steam-Solvent, Solvent, and Steam-Additive Recovery Process Design

    12 May | Canmore, Alberta, Canada

  3. Evaluation of Canadian Oil and Gas Properties

    12 - 16 May | Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  4. Unconventional Completions—Wellbore Completions and Fracturing

    15 May | Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  5. Well Test Interpretation

    26 - 30 May | Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  6. Unconventional Resource Assessment and Valuation

    2 - 5 Jun | Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  7. Evaluation of Canadian Oil and Gas Properties

    2 - 6 Jun | Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Complete Calendar »