The drilling industry is experiencing unprecedented growth as we try and keep pace with global demand for oil and gas, resulting in the biggest rig count ramp up in the industry's history.
As a result of this rapid growth, and operating in progressively more harsh and hazardous environments in the pursuit of future resources, the drilling industry faces a significant challenge to ensure that health, safety, and environmental (HSE) risks are effectively managed.
This applied technology workshop is committed to assisting the drilling community in exchanging HSE initiatives, sharing effective HSE programmes, best practices and control of HSE hazards in the workplace, and to increase awareness on promoting safe work environments.
The theme for this workshop “Drilling HSE: Striving for Excellence” promises to inspire and challenge participants and attendees with innovative ideas and best practices from the drilling industry around the world. The objectives of the workshop are to:
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.
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.
Attendees will be assigned to discussion groups on a random basis for the breakout sessions to maximise the opportunity to interact with other participants.
The Steering Committee encourages registrations from professionals who are able to prepare and present a poster on a relevant project. For further details kindly contact Khushbu Rajwani, senior event assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, firstserve 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.
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.
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.
Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.