9-11 OCTOBER 2017

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas, USA


Need to Recharge?

Stop by the SPE Pavilion, #3473, where we have:

  • Charging stations for your mobile devices
  • Engaging ways to experience SPE's vast collection of technical resources
  • A wide range of industry books available for purchase, plus book signings
  • Staff to answer your questions about member benefits

Join us in the Pavilion on Tuesday at 1300 hours for the SPE Mid-Continent Section's 100th Anniversary celebration.

Also visit during coffee breaks and lunch for a variety of 30-minute theatre presentations:

0900–0930  How to Host a Successful Online Presentation
 Virtual Presenter: Marinma Dorado, Facilitator, Business Coach and Consultant
1230–1300  Journey from Chapter to Section Membership
 Presenter: Babatunde Yusuf, Nalcor Energy and Atlantic Canada Section member
1300–1330  SPE Connect: How to Get Involved With Your Online Community
 Presenter: Hernan Buijs, Wintershall
1530–1600  Why the Letters after Your Name Matter
 Presenter: James Bobo, PetroSkills
1015–1045  Tips for How to Write a Great Paper
 Presenter: Shauna Noonan, Occidental Petroleum
1200–1230  How to Write a Great Abstract and Get It Accepted
 Presenter: Terry Palisch, CARBO Ceramics and ATCE Program Chairperson
1530–1600  Maximizing Professional Development on a Small Budget
 Presenter: Brad Donahue, IHRDC
1630–1700  Expanding Your Membership Involvement from Section to International
 Presenter: Helena Wu, Santos and South Australian Section member
1015–1045  Networking Your Way to a Great Career
 Presenter: C. Susan Howes, Subsurface Consultants & Associates


See the SPElfies

See the selfies of SPE members from the photo booth in our Pavilion. View here.


What ATCE Registration Includes

The registration fee includes admittance to the technical sessions, special sessions, and exhibition. Special event tickets are available for an additional fee. Full conference attendees receive access to the proceedings as part of registration. (To be redeemed at the SPE Pavilion, booth 3473.) Non full conference attendees may purchase access to the proceedings at the registration counter.


Proceedings Access

Proceedings for ATCE 2017 is available digitally through OnePetro® from any internet-enabled device. This convenient format has replaced the CDs to give you permanent access to the proceedings. All papers scheduled to be presented are now available for download.

If you are eligible to access the proceedings as part of your registration, you will receive one of two ticket stubs in your badge:

1. If you pre-registered before 27 September, you’ll have a reminder to check your email. “SPE Communications” sent an email on Monday, 2 October with a unique access code.

2. If you registered after 27 September (including on-site), you’ll have a ticket stub which can be redeemed at the SPE Pavilion (booth # 3473).

If your registration type is not eligible to automatically access the proceedings, you may purchase access at the registration desk, in the lobby area of Hall 3.


Layout of the Convention Center

The Steet Level contains registration and the 100,000 sq ft exhibition hallway. There is also a Food Court located in Hall 1 of the exhibition area.

The Meeting Room Level contains breakout areas for the technical sessions.

The Ballroom Level contains breakout areas for the special sessions. There are 9 special sessions at ATCE, admittance to them is included with your registration. The Ballroom Level will also have special events, like the Opening General Session, Annual Banquet, and President's Luncheon.



SPE has worked closely with the San Antonio police department to ensure a safe environment during our conference. You may notice more police presence at ATCE, but please do not be alarmed by it. This presence is due to San Antonio’s city ordinance for conventions.

As a recent act of violence in the US has reminded us, preparation is key to ensure personal safety. Below are things for you and your colleagues to prepare for in the unlikely event of an active shooter situation.

Prior to departing on your next journey: 

  1. Make a plan along with the other members of your group
  2. Identify a meeting point in case you are separated from your group
  3. Make sure everyone has a means of communication

Should you find yourself in an active shooter situation: 

  1. Run – Leave the area away from the direction of gun fire
  2. Hide – If you can’t run, find cover or shelter; anything can be used as shelter
  3. Tell – Notify law enforcement as soon as it is safe to do so

Once you can confirm your safety or are able to move: 

  1. Go to your meeting point and wait for your group
  2. Communicate your location to your group. Try text and data messages if voice calls don’t work
  3. Seek psychological counseling once the incident is over; post-traumatic stress can impact anyone and emotional support is critical

Please note that NO FIREARMS are allowed in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center at any time.


Download the free ATCE mobile app and maximize your time

Search for “ATCE 2017” in iTunes or Google Play

Download the ATCE 2017 mobile app, which is friendly to use on-site. You can build a schedule within the app, bookmark exhibitors to visit, and more.


Ground Transportation

Visit the Travel and Accommodations page to learn more about the shuttle schedule, parking options, and more.

A taxi stand is in front of the convention center on the west side of the building (by the Lila Cockrell Theater entrance).


Looking for room C1 or C2?

In the convention center, rooms C1 and C2 are the Hemisfair Ballroom, located on the Ballroom Level. The nine special sessions (included in your registration) will be in the Hemisfair Ballroom.


Photography Policy

All ATCE sessions are protected by US copyright laws. Photography and video/audio recording of any kind are strictly prohibited in the sessions and throughout the indoor and outdoor exhibition areas.

Do not take photos in the exhibition areas or the technical sessions. Lobbies and other common areas are fine!


Currency Exchanges

Currency Exchange
San Antonio International Airport-Terminal A
Marcy's Business Travel Center
Open 0530-2030  hours        

Texas Currency Exchange
Rivercenter Mall Downtown (near Macy's)
Open Monday-Saturday (1000-2100 hours) 
Open Sunday (1200-1800 hours)    

Western Union
300 E. Houston Street (inside Walgreens)                         

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit organization. Income from this event will be invested back into SPE to support many other Society programs. When you attend an SPE event, you help provide even more opportunities for industry professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence. Scholarships, certification, the Distinguished Lecturer program, and SPE's energy education program Energy4me are just a few examples of programs that are supported by SPE.


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