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Wireless Technologies in Well and Reservoir Management

7 – 8 October 2014

Austin, Texas | Omni Barton Creek Resort

About this Workshop


Wireless technologies have emerged to solve engineering challenges associated with acquiring reservoir surveillance information in well environments where electrical or optical continuity is either not practical or requires a prohibitively complex well design.

This workshop focuses on downhole systems incorporating wireless functionality to monitor well performance or actuate devices. These systems incorporate electrical, acoustic and chemical methods to accomplish sensor telemetry across or around barriers, chemical tracer information about fluid types and flow rates, flow-entrained devices such as RFID, inductively coupled power transmission and down-hole power generation or power harvesting.

These systems offer valuable well and reservoir management capabilities to situations that would otherwise lack well monitoring or control. These systems help operators reduce well intervention activities, reduce the number of pressure-barrier penetration and manage operational risks in several major environments:

  • Unconventional well , multistage frac and production monitoring
  • Deepwater, subsea and HPHT reservoir surveillance
  • Long horizontal wells

Sessions will be built around several technology themes including:

  • Reservoir Surveillance
  • Well Integrity Monitoring
  • Emerging Solutions

In each session, the case histories will address the application environment, key challenges to deployment of traditional solutions, and the advantages and value that the particular wireless element provides.

The target audience will be reservoir engineers, production engineers, surveillance engineers, production chemists and geochemists. Participation is expected from operating companies, service companies and OEM manufacturers and suppliers.

Workshop Guidelines

Workshops maximize 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.

Many of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learned. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and members of the press are not invited to attend.


Proceedings from the workshop will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not requested of speakers or panel members. A URL containing released copies of the workshop presentations will be available to attendees following the workshop.


In remaining consistent with workshop objectives and SPE guidelines, commercialism in presentations will not be permitted. Company logos should be used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter(s).

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Attendees will receive 1.6 CEUs.

One CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation. CEUs will be awarded through SPE Professional Development for participation and completion of SPE workshop. A permanent record of a participant’s involvement and awarding of CEUs will be maintained by SPE.