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Accelerating Technology Deployment

2 – 3 April 2013

Abu Dhabi, UAE | Beach Rotana Hotel

About this Workshop


The increasing global demand for energy is necessitating the production of more difficult sources of fossil based energies and accelerating the implementation of innovative technologies.

Oil and Gas (O&G) field development often requires large investment with potentially huge risk, thus encouraging innovative technologies, but sometimes actually slowing down the process of technology implementation.

The purpose of this workshop is to focus on how to accelerate technology implementation and shorten the “R&D to commercialisation” time frame.  The workshop will cover topics including:

  • What are the business models for implementing new technologies in O&G industry, specifically within service companies? What lessons can be learned from non O&G industries?
  • Sharing and analysing examples of successful and accelerated implementation of new technologies
  • Embracing failures and learning from “not so successful” technology development and deployment
  • What are the blockers/enablers for technology implementation?  What are the business models of collaboration to encourage it?
  • How to evaluate/reduce/mitigate the risk linked to new technology implementation
  • What collaborative model associating operating and service companies, IOC and NOC, and non O&G industries can help accelerate technology deployment?
  • How to reduce the time from R&D to technology deployment

Visa Information

SPE Middle East, North Africa and India will assist in providing a visa invitation letter, upon request in writing, to confirmed registrants after receiving full payment of registration fees. Visa invitation letters take five days to issue from the date of request and it is the delegate's responsibility to obtain their own visa. SPE cannot issue the visa nor can we guarantee it will be obtained.

Workshop Guidelines


Two (2) days of informal discussions prompted by selected keynote presentations and discussions. Workshops maximise the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices. The majority of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learnt. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and the press is not invited to attend.


  • Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.
  • Work in progress, new ideas and interesting projects are sought.
  • Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten view graphs are entirely acceptable.
  • Note-taking by participants is encouraged.


Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Steering Committee encourages attendance from those who can contribute to the workshop most effectively either in discussions or with posters. A mix of attendees in terms of geographic origin, companies and disciplines will be encouraged.

Workshop Deliverables

  • The Steering Committee will appoint a “scribe” to record the discussions and to produce the full workshop report for SPE.
  • This report will be circulated to all attendees as the workshop deliverable within 4–6 weeks following the workshop. The copyright of the report is with SPE.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address after the workshop. Provision of the materials by the speakers will signify their permission for SPE to do so.


In keeping with ATW objectives and the SPE mission, commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation in the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.

Continuing Education Units

Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.