SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference and Exhibition 21 - 22 Mar 2017 George R. Brown Convention Center Houston, Texas, USA

The Call for Papers is now closed.

Save the date, 21–22 March, and join us in Houston, Texas for the SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference and Exhibition.
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One of the best ways to be involved with an important industry event like this is to be an author, so SPE and ICoTA encourage you to submit an abstract.

Considering current industry challenges, the committee is pursuing a special focus on increasing operations efficiency, reducing non-productive time, and performing cost-effective well abandonment. Check out the full list of topics below.


Abstract Submission Categories: 

  • Coiled Tubing Applications
    Includes case histories which illustrate operational experience obtained with coiled tubing and the technical developments related to coiled tubing applications, including the innovative uses in well intervention operations.
  • Electric Wireline and Tractor, Slick, and Braided Line Applications
    This category covers case histories which illustrate operational experience from electric, slick, and braided wireline interventions. Also covers technical developments related to these applications.
  • Fracturing and Stimulation
    Includes operational experiences and technical developments related to the increasingly prevalent tight gas and unconventional reservoir plays currently being developed. Includes multizone completion techniques and fiber-optic, telemetry-enabled coiled tubing use in stimulations.
  • Horizontal Well Applications
    Horizontal well intervention applications have increased significantly in recent years. This category will cover a range of related operational experiences and technical developments to address the challenges of working in a horizontal well application.
  • HWO/Snubbing Applications
    Includes case histories which illustrate operational experience obtained with HWO/snubbing applications and developments related to HWO equipment and technology.
  • Improving Operational Efficiency
    In a capital-constrained environment, one way to improve the bottom line is to reduce costs by increasing efficiency and making the most of existing resources. This category will cover operations that utilize traditional intervention systems in unique ways or apply redesigned surface equipment to maximize return on resources or minimize operational time.
  • Latest Developments in Equipment, Tools, and Materials
    This category will cover operational experiences and technical developments related to equipment, tools, and materials utilized to optimize or enable well intervention operations.
  • Latest Developments in Intervention Solutions
    This category will cover technology development which aims to enable and expand the arena of well intervention operations.
  • Offshore and Subsea Well Intervention Operations
    Offshore well intervention operations from platforms, jack-ups, barges, semi-subs, boats, etc. present particular challenges and opportunities. In addition, the activities and interest in performing well intervention on subsea developments has increased significantly in recent years.  The category will cover a range of related operational experiences and technical developments to address the challenges of working in the offshore environment.
  • Rigless Well Abandonment and Related Activities
    This category includes use of well intervention and lightweight techniques and technology to support and implement permanent well abandonment downhole objectives without use of full scale rigs. Topics covered may include downhole methods and technology for installing and verifying permanent barriers as well as lightweight surface solutions to avoid the use of expensive drilling units – particularly in an offshore environment.
  • Well Control and Well Integrity
    Our industry’s “license to operate” highly depends on our ability to perform flawlessly in these critical areas. This category will cover operational experiences and lessons learned in relation to HSE, well control, and well integrity.