Making its second appearance in Europe, the 2014 ATCE will be held 27-29 October in Amsterdam. Geared toward oil and gas professionals, students, and scholars, SPE’s largest yearly event will take place at the RAI Centre and will feature content from SPE’s six primary disciplines—Drilling and Completions; Health, Safety, the Environment, Security, and Social Responsibility; Management and Information; Production and Operations; Projects, Facilities and Construction; and Reservoir Description and Dynamics.
The technical program will cover 45 topical areas and more than 400 technical papers, including:
• Advanced technologies for downhole flow monitoring
• Completion technology
• Drilling automation
• Reserves estimation and reporting
• Digital energy
• Fracture modeling and design optimization
• Sand control
• Downhole dynamics
• Reservoir surveillance
• Characterization and modeling of unconventional resources
The opening general session and a number of panel sessions and topical luncheons will examine key issues facing the oil and gas industry. Special events at the conference include the Annual Banquet, President’s Luncheon, Annual Meeting of Members, the 25-Year Club Breakfast, and a Van Gogh Museum Reception. The Student PetroBowl, a bracket competition in which SPE student chapters from around the world go head-to-head to test their oil and gas knowledge, will take place on the first day of the conference.
Also scheduled are pre- and post-conference training courses, networking events, activities for students and young professionals, and a tradeshow that will showcase industry services, technology, and product launches from more than 300 exhibitors. On Saturday, 25 October, SPE will offer a certification exam for members interested in being credentialed under the SPE Petroleum Engineering Certification Program.
Beginning Sunday, 26 October, guest tours of local attractions will be available for conference attendees. Among the excursions are a city sightseeing and boat tour, the Heineken Experience, a half-day trip to the Zaanse Schans village and medieval town of Edam, and a tour that includes the Anne Frank House and Gassan Diamond factory.
Valerie Wilke is a Web Content Associate Editor for SPE.