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SPE Improved Recovery Through Innovative Intervention Solutions 

21 – 24 September 2014

Langkawi, Malaysia │ The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

About this workshop


In these present times, when the age of ‘easy oil’ is over and brown fields loom ever larger, interventions are necessary for extending hydrocarbon recovery. Combined with ageing infrastructure and facilities, enhancement work on these fields can be challenged and require huge expenditure and effort just to safely access the assets. Even in the remaining green fields, HPHT, deep water, extended reach, and multilateral wells present new sets of challenges and demand more analysis for successful and economical operations.

For Oil and Gas operators, through tubing interventions via coiled tubing, electric line and slickline are the preferred methods over rig operations. These alternatives have proven to be safer, faster, more efficient and cost effective. And service providers have expanded their offering to meet increasing demand from operators who recognise the value in increasing recovery factors and optimising existing resources.

Since the first wireline application more than a hundred years ago, well intervention technology has evolved rapidly from very basic and simple equipment to much more elaborate and complicated tools that can solve almost all problem in the well. Well intervention technologies are progressing so fast that rarely ventured operation such as coiled tubing drilling, wireline milling, subsea interventions, through-tubing gravel pack and micro coil applications to name a few, are becoming more widely accepted and even standard operations in some parts of the world. Even the more mundane technologies are receiving enhancements as some operators prefer to apply significant efforts to increased recovery through activities such as gas lift, casing patches, debris removal, zonal isolation, re-perforating, etc.

This workshop will provide opportunities for Oil and Gas professionals to discuss and share the advancement in well intervention applications as well as best practices and lessons learnt from different areas around the world.


This comprehensive 2.5-day workshop is intended for professionals within the oil and gas industry who wish to share and learn about recent developments and new approaches to well intervention for increased recovery. Objectives include:

  • Learn about successful implementation of new technology in rigless well intervention/workover operations.
  • Share and discuss best practices and case studies from the existing well intervention applications.
  • Networking opportunity for industry’s professionals.
  • An opportunity for service providers to showcase new technologies and products that are related to well intervention.

Who Should Attend

The intended audience of this workshop is engineers (well intervention, well services, workover, well integrity, reservoir and surveillance), and production technologists who are involved in production enhancement and improved hydrocarbon recovery work.  The workshop hopes to attract a balanced mix of disciplines to enhance the exchange of information, ideas, and technologies. Participants will be encouraged to present their case histories.

Benefits of Attending

  • Gain insights on application advancements for three core solution methods i.e electric wireline, slickline and coiled tubing. 
  • Gain valuable operators’ point of view on possible innovation areas to improve recovery from intervention solutions.
  • Address challenges arising from extended reach, real-time data monitoring, rigless intervention, changes in surface equipment specifications and associated downhole tooling. 
  • Cover aspects of working in the dry tree environment, including platforms with limited deck space and lifting options. 
  • Be updated on the latest ultimate recovery performance in some sub sea plays using riser less deployed innovative intervention solutions. 
  • Learn about successful recent implementation breakthrough Production Enhancement Process and deployed solutions in rigless well intervention operations. 
  • Share and discuss best practices and case studies from the existing well intervention applications. 
  • Review innovations in surface equipment configurations, rigging and deployment options.

Workshop Details


This workshop consisting of 2½ days of informal sessions, with a number of short presentations and group discussions, will be conducted in dual languages – Chinese and English. Simultaneous translation will be used during the workshop.


  • 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.


  • 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 (CEUs)

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

Attendees’ Information

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


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

Dress Code

Casual clothing is recommended. The Workshop atmosphere is informal.