About this Workshop
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- Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.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.
Poster Solicitation and Information
As an adjunct to the scheduled presentations, the Steering Committee will incorporate a poster presentation session in this workshop on the topic of “Best Practices in Reservoir Management”. The poster session will allow participants an opportunity to present additional new ideas to those interested.
All participants are encouraged to prepare and bring a poster presentation to the workshop. Posters will be on display for the entire workshop period and provide participants an excellent opportunity for networking. As with the session discussions, the poster session will be conducted off the record to encourage frank discussion and presentation of unconfirmed or partial results. Presentations on both research and field experience are solicited.
Poster Abstract Submission
Please submit a short abstract (less than one page) describing your proposed poster, to Yousuff Dadapeer, Event Manager, at the SPE Middle East, North Africa, and India Office.
Whether or not you elect to participate in the poster session, or have been invited by the Steering Committee to present during one of the regular sessions, please come prepared to participate actively in the discussions. Open interaction will be encouraged and expected. An outstanding Workshop is dependent on the full cooperation and participation of all attendees.
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.
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 (CEUs)
Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.
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.
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