Brownfield Opportunities – Rejuvenating Mature Areas

20 – 21 March 2013

Edinburgh, Scotland | Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor

About this Workshop

Who Should Attend

Attendees across all disciplines are encouraged to attend the workshop as successful brownfield developments are frequently dependent on the interaction between many areas of specialisation.

The workshop is primarily intended for those with 10 or more years of industry experience although we are also setting aside some places for younger professionals to enhance their education in this often neglected area of the industry.


Brownfields are a very exciting and profitable area within this industry. Breathing new life into older assets requires working with existing infrastructure, entrenched beliefs about what is and is not possible, and competition for capital and human resources with new-build projects. As is shown by the range of topics covered by the sessions in this workshop, there is no simple formula for success. A good outcome depends on understanding a whole range of issues, from reservoir to facilities and marketing, making inventive plans and delivering the project, whilst running the existing assets. With increasing pressure to deliver these solutions, this workshop is an excellent opportunity to see new ideas and to test your own experience with fellow professionals.

Aims and Objectives

This workshop aims to provide examples and models for a wide range of brownfield development activities. Sessions will be highly interactive, drawing on the experience of participants as well as those chairing sessions and presenting. Attendees can expect to leave the workshop with new ideas for their brownfield projects backed up with real-life examples. Ample breaks have been timetabled throughout the workshop to allow for plenty of networking opportunities.

Workshop Guidelines


Two days of informal sessions, with a number of short presentations, case studies, breakout discussions, an evening welcome reception on Tuesday 19 March, and dinner on Wednesday 20 March. Full details will be provided with the visiting instructions which will be sent in February.


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

Attendance Certificate

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

Continuing Education Units

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

Scribe's Report

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

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 alternative delegates will be welcomed.