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Next Generation Well Control

14–19 October 2012 :: The Algarve, Portugal

About this Forum

Since then, the industry has made significant progress, analysing the learnings from this incident and implementing recommendations from the investigations into the activities and root causes that allowed this incident to occur.

The Forum will explore well integrity management and the human factors that are essential for safe operation. As well as this we will be asking the question - what are the key focus areas for well construction and intervention R&D that will enhance our industry’s ability to safely extract hydrocarbons for the life-time of the well?

Who should attend?

This Forum is aimed at people whose principle job falls into any of the following categories:

  • Geoscientists and Geoscience Managers
  • Reservoir Engineers and Managers
  • Well Engineers and Managers
  • Petroleum Engineers and Managers
  • Production Engineers and Managers
  • Academics looking at Well Control
  • Equipment and System Design Engineers
  • Government Policy and Regulatory Engineers and Managers


The Forum Series Format

The SPE Forum Series provides nine alternate morning, afternoon, and evening sessions of scheduled and unscheduled presentations with maximum time available for informal discussions and exchange of experience. Presentations are generally limited to three or four slides. Breakout sessions for discussions are common. A short, written summary of major issues and consensus arising from the Forum may be prepared and distributed to attendees after the Forum at the discretion of the programme committee and with appropriate SPE approval.

Forum Guidelines

  • Participants are expected to attend every session.
  • Lengthy, formal presentations are discouraged to promote maximum discussion.
  • SPE Forums are conducted off the record to support the free interchange of information and ideas.
  • Written papers are prohibited, and extensive note taking is not allowed.
  • Mechanical recording of any portion of the Forum in any form (photographic, electronic, etc.) is prohibited.
  • Information disclosed at a Forum may not be used publicly without the originator’s permission.
  • Participants are requested to omit reference to Forum proceedings in any subsequent published work or oral presentation.