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SPE High Pressure/High Temperature

16 – 19 November 2014

Phuket, Thailand | Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa

About this workshop


HPHT wells were once a very low percentage of wells drilled globally, but this has now changed. Sustained oil prices and maturing fields are pushing major operators to exploit the more difficult and demanding HPHT reservoirs in order to increase or maintain production at current levels. The Asia Pacific region has seen rapid growth in HPHT activities, ranging from exploration and appraisal to full-fledged development campaigns.

Important contributors to the recent successes in HPHT are prompt and frequent sharing of experiences among operators, service providers, and regulating bodies in technology workshops, conferences, and forums. Sharing of common experiences across the globe drives the ability to cope with new challenges, sparks innovation, and deepens the horizon of hydrocarbon discovery.

This workshop focuses on the latest technology, design and best practices that contributed to drastic improvement in safety and efficiency in drilling, evaluation and completion of these HPHT wells. An emphasis on case studies and an interactive breakout session will ensure more benefit to participants.

Benefits of Attending

This workshop will promote safe and cost effective HPHT well design and operations through:

  • Understanding and mitigating subsurface challenges, via the latest advancement in geomechanics, pore pressure prediction, reservoir characterisation and management
  • Utilisation of new well design techniques and material selection to ensure well robustness under extreme HPHT conditions.
  • Raising awareness of key enabling technologies such as MPD, Managed Pressure Cementing, and Ultra HPHT drilling fluids, that allows wells to be drilled and cemented deeper than ever.
  • Sharing of well construction best practices and success stories to improve safety, performance and well cost.
  • Sharing of latest breakthrough in MWD, LWD, and other drilling tools for HPHT wells.
  • Discussion on how to manage risks and HSE issues in HPHT wells.
  • Using latest simulation and technology for well integrity assurance and annular pressure build up mitigation.
  • Presenting case histories of drilling, completing, and producing HPHT wells.
  • Raising awareness of the emergence of deepwater HPHT, its challenges and potentials.


This 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, good practices and learning from incidents/failures on HPHT projects.

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 Subsurface Interpretation & Modelling, Drilling & Completions, Well Control, OCTG, Cement, MWD/LWD/E-Log, Geomechanics and Pore Pressure Prediction, Well Design Verification, Wellhead Design, Well Testing and Subsea Systems.

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 online 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.

Attendee Information

General and detailed accommodation information will be posted on the workshop website by September 2014.


Delegates are advised to book the international / domestic airline tickets early from their country to Thailand. All travellers to Thailand 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 local travel agent for information on visa requirements to Thailand.