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SPE Coiled Tubing: Meeting and Exceeding Expectations in an Ever-Expanding Market

17 – 19 June 2014

Istanbul, Turkey | Moevenpick Hotel Istanbul

About this Workshop


The Coiled Tubing (CT) industry continues to demonstrate its lead as the fastest growing market segment among all oilfield service markets. With a yearly market size close to USD 6 billion, CT applications have greatly expanded into new operating horizons—from conventional to unconventional reservoirs, from simple to complex well trajectories, from normal pressure and temperature to HPHT environments, from small and medium CT pipe sizes to increased need for large diameter pipe strings, from normal CT pipe materials to special alloys, from simple to highly sophisticated BHA’s, the list goes on.

CT interventions have never been so complex and challenging. The global quest to explore and exploit unconventional resources has driven CT operations into complex well profiles, multistage completions, milling of multiple composite plugs, mechanical shifting of sophisticated downhole equipment, annular CT fracturing, and abrasive jetting applications. The oil and gas industry continues to utilise innovative CT techniques to extend the production life of marginal reservoir targets (poor quality carbonates, sand, and shale) in order to increase hydrocarbon recovery. To achieve this target, advances have been made in CT intervention including, but are not limited to, CT drilling, installation of the siphon, velocity, and injection strings, and improvement of CT pipe materials for better corrosion resistance, weight, strength, and pressure capacity.

With over 200 active CT units operating in the Middle East, this workshop aims to bring together industry and area experts from CT service providers, pipe and equipment manufacturers, operating companies, rig contractors, drilling and completion companies, the academia, and many more. They will share information about recent CT technology and innovation, best practices, case histories, new CT pipe materials, new surface and subsurface equipment and tools, and advanced applications. The workshop will also offer the opportunity for networking and for dedicated group discussions on the way forward in CT.

Who Should Attend

  • Drilling and completion engineers
  • Petroleum and reservoir engineers
  • Production and operations engineers and technologists
  • Well services supervisors
  • Wellhead and PCE manufacturers
  • CT pipe and equipment manufacturers
  • Research and development scientists
  • Management and sales executives
  • CWI engineers and supervisors
  • University staff and academia

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


Three (3) 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.