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SPE Distributed Fibre Optics Monitoring

4 – 5 November 2014

Istanbul, Turkey | Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul

About this Workshop


This inaugural Middle East workshop is intended to focus on the combined interests and capabilities of E&P operators, service companies, and technology providers to identify the true value of distributed fibre-optic measurements through the sharing of field examples and well-characterised development projects.

Technical sessions addressing these challenges will cover topics such as production and injection flow profile interpretation, hydraulic fracturing and matrix stimulation diagnostics, evolving and enabling technologies and integrated interpretation models, advances in field installation techniques and the management of system reliability. Preference will be given to technical presentations which use field examples and case studies to demonstrate the value of optical sensing systems using distributed (DTS and DAS) and quasi-distributed (array temperature, pressure and strain) technology and to address challenges associated with quantitative interpretation methods, balancing the value of the information against added risk, and cost of installations and support infrastructure, exception-based and advanced analytic processes, and sensor-to-desk data management.

Call for Speakers 

Please, submit your abstract to dmakhija@spe.org for consideration before 15 September 2014.

Who Should Attend

Specialists in the areas of:

  • Stimulation Monitoring (injection, fracturing, etc)
  • Production Monitoring
  • Integrity Monitoring
  • Emerging and Enabling Technologies
  • Deep water, Subsea and Complex Completions
  • Data Management / Visualisation Exception Based and Advanced Analytic Processes
  • Thermal Applications
  • Unconventional Applications
  • Pipeline, Infrastructure and Novel Applications
  • System Reliability/Management/Field Installation Techniques
  • Areal Reservoir Monitoring (including VSP and Seismic Sensing)

Visa Information

SPE Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia will assist in providing a visa invitation letter, upon request in writing, to confirmed registrants after receiving full payment of registration fees. Visa invitation letters take five days to issue from the date of request and it is the delegate's responsibility to obtain their own visa. SPE cannot issue the visa nor can we guarantee it will be obtained.

Workshop Guidelines


Two (2) days of informal discussions prompted by selected keynote presentations and discussions. Workshops maximise 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. The majority of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learnt. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and the press is not invited to attend.


  • 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.
  • Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten view graphs are entirely acceptable.
  • Note-taking by participants is encouraged.


Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Steering Committee encourages attendance from those who can contribute to the workshop most effectively either in discussions or with posters. A mix of attendees in terms of geographic origin, companies and disciplines will be encouraged.

Workshop Deliverables

  • The Steering Committee will appoint a “scribe” to record the discussions and to produce the full workshop report for SPE.
  • This report will be circulated to all attendees as the workshop deliverable within 4–6 weeks following the workshop. The copyright of the report is with SPE.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address after the workshop. Provision of the materials by the speakers will signify their permission for SPE to do so.


In keeping with workshop objectives and the SPE mission, 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 in the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.

Continuing Education Units

Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.