SPE Workshop: Added Value with Coiled Tubing 16 - 17 May 2017 Sofitel Corniche Abu Dhabi, UAE

About this Workshop

The global energy depression has had a significant impact on the oil and gas industry affecting all areas, from exploration appraisal and development, to transportation and sales. The impact can be measured clearly by the reduction in rig count and well services fleets worldwide. 

Well services has been equally affected, as operational expenditures are increasingly constrained by budget cuts, having a direct impact on service companies, equipment manufacturers, and suppliers. Well intervention through coiled tubing offers a very competitive solution for light workover, plug, abandonment, and production enhancement, when planned, designed, and executed in a rig-less environment, adding significant value to the industry in times of challenging economics.

Equipment, coiled tubing pipe, and downhole tool manufacturers play an important role in the development of value added solutions, by enabling service companies to provide a more efficient and reliable service that can result in attractive cost optimisation. Value however, is not only observed through cost reduction, and by increasing personnel competency and awareness, coiled tubing intervention scope can be expanded further, whilst maintaining continuous focus on safe and compliant accident free operations.

Coiled tubing applications today are very extensive and in order to share practices that add value to operators in current market conditions, the workshop will focus on alternative coiled tubing applications, stimulation, fluid placement, and extended reach challenges and techniques.

Workshop Guidelines


Two (2) 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  • Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.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.

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.


Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served 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.

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.


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.

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.