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Message from the Chairpersons

Message from the 2014 Chairperson

SPE is pleased to announce that the sixth SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference will be held at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, in The Woodlands, Texas, USA, 4–6 February 2014.

This conference has grown since its inception back in 2007 where it was held in College Station, Texas, USA, with an attendance of approximately 700 to one of the top SPE conferences at over 2,100 attendees in 2013. 

The SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference will present current and proven technologies in hydraulic fracturing based on lessons learned from fracture stimulated wells, with an emphasis on applying this technology across the globe. As the enabling technology for the development of vast unconventional resources, hydraulic fracturing continues to increase in prominence in petroleum engineering, making this conference important for our industry.

The technical program will feature a combination of keynote addresses and technical papers. The conference will begin with a plenary session featuring presentations and a panel discussion by leading experts in the field of hydraulic fracturing. Keynote addresses in each technical session and technical papers outlining the latest technology, combined with an outstanding exhibition, make this the premier global conference on hydraulic fracturing. The program committee invites you and your colleagues to submit paper proposals for consideration for this important event. Papers of particular interest to the committee include those on the latest developments in fracturing such as shale oil and gas fracturing, deepwater fracturing, regulatory impact on hydraulic fracturing, and environmental concerns regarding hydraulic fracturing practices.

I encourage anyone that is involved with hydraulic fracturing, or thinking it might be the solution for the field you are developing, to attend this conference. Mark your calendar now and make plans to attend! 

It will be a great conference and I look forward to seeing everyone there!

Karen Olson, Program Chairperson
Southwestern Energy