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SPE/EAGE Reservoir Life Cycle Management—
An Ever-Changing Perception of Reality

10 – 12 February 2015

Abu Dhabi, UAE | Jumeirah Hotel at Etihad Towers

About this Workshop


The typical oil and gas reservoir life cycle comprises phases from discovery and field development, through production (and often further development) through field abandonment. Effective management of this cycle encompasses objectives to maximise recovery and optimise costs, while delivery high quality timely solutions with minimal uncertainties, risks, and environmental impact. These can be achieved through modern Reservoir Management Practices (RMP) that involve synergistic multidisciplinary work teams, application of best practices and continuous improvement, utilisation of efficient and fit-for-purpose tools, streamlining of operations, continuous enhancement of competencies of work force and integration of new, innovative, and efficient technologies. The implementation of these technologies and practices should be metric-driven and measurable through judiciously selected key performance indices (KPI) and success factors.

It is intended with this workshop to elaborate and capture the advances in the modern and proven Reservoir Life Cycle Management (RLCM) techniques as applied to new field discoveries as well as existing fields and mature fields where significant value capture remains yet demands proper change management in order to be fully realised. Selected field case studies will present best practices, efficient use of current technologies, decision-making techniques, and lessons learnt.

Workshop Guidelines


Two and half days (2.5) 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  • Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.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.