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Integrated Water Management—Brownfield to Greenfield and Back Again

3 – 5 December 2013

Lisbon, Portugal | Tivoli Lisboa

About this Workshop


The greenfields of today will be the brownfields of tomorrow. This workshop will explore how our understanding of the technologies and techniques for integrated water management, implemented in today’s brownfield assets can improve our greenfield projects. By completing the loop, we will highlight the new technologies being developed due to the challenges of greenfields which could add value to brownfields. We will also examine both effective water management and the issues assets face when fields become mature.

This process is the ultimate test of integrated water management. By transferring experience from one generation of projects to another, we can deliver value at all stages of project maturity. This workshop will bring together a wide range of engineering, science, management, and regulatory professionals in a specialised multidisciplinary gathering. By reaching across discipline boundaries, we will be able to recognise common issues, exchange ideas, and seek alignment between disciplines which often do not come together. We will explore the challenges which can be critical to the success of a new greenfield project or severely limit the value that can be gained from a brownfield project.

Who Should Attend

This workshop will be relevant to any energy professional who deals with integrated water management including: well construction and completion engineers, reservoir and production engineers, production chemists and technologists, facilities and project engineers, researchers, asset managers, HSE professionals, and regulators.

Experienced professionals from industry and academia are particularly encouraged to attend and to come prepared to share experiences, voice opinions, and respond to constructive challenges from their peers. Young professionals with several years of relevant experience will also benefit from attending this workshop as part of their professional development.

Workshop Guidelines

SPE Workshops

SPE workshops are topic-specific, intensive events that are smaller in scope and size than conferences. 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.


Two and a half days of informal sessions, with a number of short presentations, breakout discussions, an evening welcome reception on Monday, 2 December and dinner on Tuesday, 3 December. Full details will be provided with the registration pack which will be sent in November.


75-85 delegates from relevant disciplines with proven experience and/or knowledge of the subject areas being covered.

Continuing Education Units

The workshop qualifies for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU), at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.

Poster Presenter Opportunities

SPE welcomes posters at this event. If you would like to display a poster and share your expertise with the attendees of this workshop, please submit a brief description of your proposed topic upon registration.

Scribe's Report

The steering committee will appoint a scribe to make a full report of the workshop, summarising all presentations and discussion. This report will be circulated to all attendees. The copyright of the scribe’s report will belong to SPE.

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive a certificate from SPE attesting to their participation.

Cancellation Policy

Written notice received 30 days before the starting date of the workshop entitles registrants to a 50% refund. There will be no refund for cancellations received after this time but alternate delegates will be welcomed.

For more information

For more information on any of the above items, please contact Jenny Butterworth at jbutterworth@spe.org.