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High Pressure/High Temperature

9 – 12 June 2013

Penang,  Malaysia | Eastern & Oriental  Hotel

About this workshop


Since the early days of drilling HPHT wells, the oil and gas industry has now evolved to a stage where exploration and appraisal wells are drilled by most operators. Although HPHT wells still pose a significant challenge to our industry, exploration and appraisal drilling has been facilitated by the maturation and subsequent application of technologies increasing their chance of success. The next step is to establish routine HPHT development wells which at the current time are very limited in count.

There are still gaps within the industry on how best to manage HPHT reservoirs in the long term, as well as have a robust understanding of well integrity, not just at the casing wall, but also within the subsurface.

This workshop focuses on how technologies have come together and jointly contributed to improved safety and efficiency in drilling, evaluation and completion of these challenging wells. The next step; safe long term development and management of HPHT reservoirs and wells, requires further understanding of flow assurance and geomechanics.

With the opportunity of in depth discussions and sharing of proven as well as evolving technologies, this workshop aims to furnish the participants with knowledge and tools to enhance their ability to successfully plan, engineer and execute the drilling and completion of their HPHT wells.

This applied technology workshop will promote robust HPHT well construction and operations through:

  • Emphasis on systematic planning and development of technical competencies as well as organisational capability.
  • Addressing risks and uncertainties in a proactive manner.
  • Sharing current practices to deal with major HSE concerns (well control, well integrity).
  • Managing HPHT interfaces with reservoir, petroleum, completion, drilling, and facilities engineers.
  • How to manage HPHT wells once on production, what is different to exploration and appraisal?
  • Examining full life cycle well design and operation considerations.
  • Understanding the role of geomechanics in life of well integrity.
  • Presenting case histories of drilling, completing, and producing HPHT wells.
  • Raising awareness of current technology limits as well as needs for ultra-HPHT wells.

Focus and Objectives

This applied technology workshop will provide a platform for E&P industry practitioners of various disciplines, service providers, regulators as well as academicians and researchers to interact with each other, discuss and share concerns and experiences with respect to emerging issues, best practices, and learning from incidents/failures.

Who Should Attend

The workshop is meant for experienced individuals who will share their own case histories and experience and will actively contribute to the discussion. We expect participation from asset managers, experts, and decision makers involved in drilling and completions, well control, OCTG, oilwell cement, MWD/LWD/E-Log, geomechanics and pore pressure prediction, well design verification, wellhead design, well testing and subsea systems.

Workshop Guidelines


1. Proceedings  will  not  be  published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.
2. Work in progress, new ideas, and interesting projects are sought.
3. Professionally-prepared  visual  aids  are  not  required; handwritten viewgraphs are entirely acceptable.
4. Note-taking by participants is encouraged. However, to ensure free and open discussions, no formal records will be kept.

Workshop Deliverables

  • The committee will prepare a full report containing the highlights of the workshop discussions. This report will be circulated to all attendees. A one-page summary will be prepared by the workshop cochairpersons, which will be posted on the SPE website, and published in the Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT), if space permits. The copyright of the summary report will belong to SPE.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials 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.


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 title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.

Attendance Certificate

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.

Continuing Education Units

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

Attendees’ Information

General and detailed accommodation information will be forwarded to registrants with the attendee package prior to the scheduled workshop in May 2013.

Dress Code

Casual clothing is recommended. The workshop atmosphere is informal.


Delegates are advised to book their domestic/international airline tickets early from their city/country to Penang, Malaysia. Further detailed transportation information will be available and included in the attendee package, which will be sent to registrants in May 2013.

International delegates travelling to Malaysia must be in possession of passports valid for at least six (6) months with proof of onward passage, either return or through tickets. Visa requirements depend on country of origin. Please check with your travel agent or the Malaysian Embassy on regulations relating to immigration/visa before your departure.