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Horizontal and Multilateral Wells—Are All Our Options Exhausted

23 – 25 April 2013

Moscow, Russia | Aerostar Hotel Moscow

About this Workshop


The proportion of complex reserves in today's production profile worldwide is constantly increasing in the last decades. Hydrocarbon reserves associated with highly heterogeneous reservoirs, low thickness pay zones, complex fluid saturation profiles, and extremely low permeability rock are currently playing a significant role in reserves and production portfolios. Geographic and operationally complex environments, such as the Arctic's offshore and extra deep water, are becoming an operational standard for many companies.

The increasing complexity of the reserve structure, associated risks, and very tight economic constraints for many E&P projects place a high demand on developing and implementing technologies and workflows that target optimal development.

One of the rapidly developing technology areas is the use of horizontal, extended-reach, and multilateral wells. Applications of horizontal drilling technology have a proven record of significant, positive impact

on production and recovery, but at the same time it introduces additional complications, risks, and challenges to the well design process, drilling technology itself, data evaluation, and integration techniques.

The workshop is aimed at covering the wide spectrum of horizontal and lateral wells applications, challenges, and significant achievements.

Workshop Guidelines

Information for presenters

If you are interested to be a speaker at the workshop, please send your presentation abstract (2-3 paragraphs with description of nature and scope of work, possible application,s and summary of results or technical contributions) to Victoria Rachinskaya at vrachinskaya@spe.org before 6 April 2013. Your abstract will be reviewed by the Programme Committee to consider its acceptance for the Workshop Programme.

  • Participant's name, company name
  • Contact details—phone number, address, e-mail address
  • Session title
  • Title of your presentation

Preference will be given to presentations that precisely correspond to the themes outlined on the technical agenda and demonstrate the most illustrative cases providing the combination of experience and innovations, application of traditional and advanced practices.

Poster session

In addition to the scheduled presentations, the Programme Committee will incorporate a poster presentation session within this workshop. The poster session will allow participants an opportunity to present additional new ideas to those interested. Applicants willing to participate in the poster session should contact Victoria Rachinskaya at vrachinskaya@spe.org for the requirements for poster preparation and selection for the Workshop.


Attendance will be limited to a maximum of 100 delegates with proven experience and/or knowledge of the subject areas being covered.

Programme Information

Detailed information on ATW Programme will be posted on SPE website and SPE Moscow section site.

Conference report

  • Presentation materials will not be published, therefore formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers. PowerPoint presentations will be posted on a specific SPE URL address after the workshop. Provision of the materials by the discussion leaders will signify their permission for SPE to do so.
  • The committee will prepare a full report containing the highlights of the workshop description. This report will be circulated to all attendees. The copyright of the summary report will belong to SPE.


In keeping with ATW objectives and the SPE mission, excessive commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the poster slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.

Attendance Certificate

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

Dress code

Casual clothing is recommended. The workshop atmosphere is informal.