Heavy oil is a large energy resource with escalating production as the world's energy demand increases and oil companies look towards less conventional sources of oil. As technology continues to improve, the oil industry around the world is expanding their plans in this sector, and this once costly energy source is quickly becoming a more viable alternative to meet global demand.
With in-depth discussions and sharing of proven technologies, this workshop aims to address opportunities, challenges, options, solutions and experiences to develop heavy oil resources globally. There will be technical sessions on selecting the appropriate recovery options for development and on coping with associated technical, operational, economic and environmental challenges.
The workshop agenda will focus on the following areas of discussion:
The objectives of this workshop will be to:
The workshop is intended for operating companies, services companies, academics and government representatives. Suggested attendees include engineers (reservoir, production, completions, subsea and operations), geologists, management, researchers and government policy makers.
1. Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts
are not expected from speakers.
2. Work in progress, new ideas, and interesting projects are sought.
3. Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten viewgraphs are entirely acceptable.
4. Note-taking by participants is encouraged. However, to ensure free and open discussions, no formal records will be kept.
In keeping with ATW objectives and the SPE mission, excessive commercialism in 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.
All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation at the Workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.
This workshop qualifies for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the ATW.
General and detailed accommodation information will be forwarded to registrants with the attendee package prior to the scheduled Workshop June 2012.
Casual clothing is recommended. The Workshop atmosphere is informal.
Delegates are advised to book their international/domestic airline tickets early from their country/city to Xi’an, China. Further detailed transportation information will be available and included in the attendee package, which will be sent to registrants in June 2012.
Delegates travelling to China must be in possession of a passport valid for at least six (6) months on arrival, and must hold a visa issued by the appropriate Chinese officials prior to departure from your home country. Official invitations to apply for Chinese visas are available from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). Please check with your travel agent or the China Embassy on regulations relating to visa before your departure.