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SPE Well Integrity: Facing the New Challenges Workshop 

20 – 21 November, 2014

Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico

About this Workshop


With the recent Mexico´s energy reforms, new opportunities for great expectations of both, oil and gas require significant new investment, shared risks, and new technologies.  Challenges like deep water, unconventional plays like shale-gas and shale-oil, are the ones that the oil and gas industry are facing.  Well integrity is definitely a key issue in these challenges.

The purpose of this workshop is to explore different aspects of well integrity, such as environmental, management, challenges, technology, failures, standards and regulations as well as related case histories to these topics. Experiences of different companies in the Latin American and Caribbean region will be presented and analyzed.

Who Should Attend

  • Well Integrity Engineers/Managers
  • Planning / Management
  • Design Engineers
  • Cementing Engineers
  • Drilling Engineers/ Professionals
  • Production Engineers
  • Termination and Completion Engineers
  • Work-over Engineers/ Managers
  • Inspection and Abandonment Engineers
  • Academia

Professionals involved in all the cycle of well integrity should attend this informative workshop.


For your convenience, simultaneous translation English – Spanish and vice versa will be provided in all Technical Sessions at no cost. Please be ready to provide a photo id to pick up your translation equipment.

Workshop Guidelines

This workshop is part of the groundbreaking new Global Integrated Workshop Series that takes a regional look at a topic of global interest.  Each new workshop in the series is held in a different geographic region, and the discussions and findings from each workshop will be compiled into extended scribe reports. 
The scribe reports will be gathered and shared among all participants though an online community to provide continuity between the individual workshops. The scribe reports on the online community will then become a growing body of global knowledge on the topic, and all workshop series participants are invited to join the online community to view and comment on the reports. 

Workshops maximize 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.

Many of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learned. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and members of the press are not invited to attend.


Proceedings from the workshop will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not requested of speakers or panel members. A URL containing released copies of the workshop presentations will be available to attendees following the workshop.


In remaining consistent with workshop objectives and SPE guidelines, commercialism in presentations will not be permitted. Company logos should be used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter(s).

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Attendees will receive 1.6 CEUs.

One CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation. CEUs will be awarded through SPE Professional Development for participation and completion of SPE workshop.