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SPE Enhanced Oil Recovery –
The Future Is Now!

18 - 23 October 2015 | Cancun, Mexico


About this forum

Maturing oil fields and inadequate reserve replacement ratios has resulted in pressure to increase recovery factors in all type of reservoirs. Because “easy oil” is gone, the recovery challenge grows as we move towards producing in difficult sources such as naturally fractured reservoirs, extra heavy oils reservoirs, ultra-deep offshore fields, and extremely tight oil fields. 

Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) has reached new levels of technology with low-salinity applications, more potent EOR-agents, and advanced conformance practices.  Additionally, improved oil recovery (IOR) has made significant advances in imaging, characterizing, quantifying, reaching, and producing reservoirs. Yet current recovery processes and their applications still have serious technical, resource, and commercial hurdles in the current paradigms. Pushing recovery to higher levels requires a new mindset supported by innovative solutions now and into the future. 

This SPE Forum will

  • Review current technologies and novel approaches that impact oil recovery
  • Discuss methods to accelerate the deployment of new technologies in the future
  • Explore smart integration of disciplines and professions to maximize oil recovery
  • Examine how to make EOR a standard component of the field development cycle.
  • Develop a new culture that focuses on recovery from the beginning

This forum offers a unique opportunity for participants from all corners of the oil industry, government, and academia to come together and discuss new ideas and innovative solutions to increase EOR levels over the next 5-10 years.

What is a Forum?

SPE Forums are unique, by-invitation-only SPE events that bring together top technologists, innovators, and managers to address a specific industry challenge. Participants are encouraged to come prepared to contribute their experience and knowledge, rather than be spectators or students.

The objective is to create a collaborative, idea-generating arena that stimulates new ideas and innovation about future challenges facing the E&P industry.

If you have a role to play in meeting the challenges of tomorrow head-on, apply today.

Who should participate?

  • Are you a young professional with at least five years’ industry experience? Get involved now. Forums are a window on the future that belongs to the next generation of professionals.
  • Do you want to exchange ideas with others in your technical area of expertise? Participation in a forum committee builds a professional network that will last a career. Forums offer an exclusive opportunity to interact with innovators, seasoned professionals, and leading technologists.
  • Are you looking to establish your technical reputation throughout the industry in a way that benefits your company? Forums provide the perfect setting because they serve as early incubators for future trends and technologies.

Benefits to You and Your Organization

  • Gain insight and perspective through conversations with peers who share your same interests.
  • Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of learning through one-on-one interaction.
  • Meet with other experts from international companies, research institutes, and universities in an off-the-record format.
  • Form professional relationships that will continue after the forum has ended.

Forum Guidelines

  • Brief, facilitated presentations promote maximum discussion.
  • Conducted off the record to support the free interchange of information and ideas.
  • Extensive note taking is not allowed.
  • Recording of any portion of the forum (photographic, electronic, etc.) is prohibited.
  • Information disclosed at a forum may not be used publicly without the originator's permission.
  • Participants are requested to omit reference to forum proceedings in any subsequent published work or oral presentation.
  • Participants are expected to attend every session.

Application Information

Participants at SPE Forums are selected by the Forum Steering Committee based on the ability to contribute to the discussion of the topic. Attendance is limited to maximize each person's opportunity to contribute.

Accepted applicants will receive their registration form and other materials within two weeks of the application deadline. For those requiring visas to attend the forum, please ensure that you leave sufficient time for your visa to be processed.