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SPE Deepwater Drilling, Intervention and Completions

22 – 25 June 2014

Bali, Indonesia | Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort Resort

About this workshop


As traditional fields mature and marginalise across the region, deepwater exploration and development continue to drive the future of the oil and gas industry in Asia Pacific.  From the Philippines to Australia and from India to New Zealand, new wildcat prospects are being explored and proven fields being brought online.

However, following some high profile exploration failures, and with costs sky-rocketing, is deepwater acquiring a bad name in Asia?  Are promises of greater rewards in Africa and South America luring investment away from the region?

Asia is now a material deepwater producer as well as a playground for new exploration. This brings a new set of challenges that will test the industry to its technical and commercial limits.  Overcoming these will require us to mobilise the latest technology, collaborate intelligently as industry players, and rally the next generation of deepwater engineers to secure the future of our industry.

This Workshop is proposed to bring stakeholders from all sides of the industry together to discuss, confront and collaborate upon the challenges of these complex issues.


The primary objective of the Workshop is to bring together operators, service companies, research bodies, regulatory authorities and other interested parties, in an open and collaborative environment to discuss the issues at hand. Solutions to address specific local issues will be discussed, as should how the unique challenges, capabilities and learning of the Asia Pacific region can be shared globally. Attendees are encouraged to share their issues candidly and to listen generously. New technologies and the application of existing technologies in this field will be presented and discussed. Key risks and opportunities will be assessed.

Amongst the topics to be discussed are:

  • Subsea BOP reliability and challenges 
  • Blow-out modelling and contingency planning
  • Well Capping and Containment Systems
  • Deepwater Drilling technology – including Dual Gradient and Managed Pressure Drilling
  • Deepwater asset market overview and Asia Pacific’s position in the process.
  • Next generation intervention tools and techniques
  • Deepwater operations case-studies
  • New deepwater rig and intervention vessel design and philosophy

Who Should Attend

This Workshop is designed for industry practitioners, academicians and researchers of various background such as:

  • Drilling and Completions
  • Reservoir Management
  • Regulatory
  • Deepwater Technology
  • Intervention
  • Business Development
  • Marginal Field Development
  • Health, Safety and Environment
  • Asset Management

Further information will be available end of February 2014. Should you be interested in participating as a committee member or a discussion leader, please contact Ivy Chan at SPE Asia Pacific Office at telephone: 60.3.2182.3000 or email: ichan@spe.org

Workshop Guidelines


  • Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.
  • Work in progress, new ideas, and interesting projects are sought.
  • 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.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on 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 the Workshop 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 Attendee Survey Form.

Continuing Education Units

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

Attendees’ Information

General and detailed accommodation information will be posted on the Workshop website by May 2014.


Delegates are advised to book their international/domestic airline tickets early from their country / city to Indonesia. Further detailed transportation information will be available on the Workshop website by May 2014.

All travelers to Indonesia must be in possession of passports valid for at least six (6) months with proof of onward passage, either return, or through tickets. Contact your travel agent for information on visa requirements to Indonesia.

Dress Code

Casual clothing is recommended. The Workshop atmosphere is informal.