SPE Workshop: Mature Fields - Enhancing Production and Creating Value 6 - 7 Dec 2017 Hyatt Regency Hotel Ahmedabad, India
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Host Organisation ONGC

About this Workshop

To meet the growing energy demand, operators work to optimise recovery from mature fields, and in the past 20 years, significant advances have been made in data gathering, interpretation, facilities design, IOR and EOR, drilling and completion techniques that allow petroleum professionals to identify and access the remaining resource. Examples include: cased-hole logging, 4D seismic processing and interpretation, cross-well and microseismic technologies, fine-scale static and numerical simulation, drilling and completion techniques including multi-stage fracking of horizontal wells, and other state-of-the-art IOR and EOR methodologies. In addition, significant improvements have been made in time and cost to drill wells, uptime, and operational efficiency; software and digital oilfield innovations have also improved productivity and response time.

Workshop Guidelines


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  • Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.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

The Steering Committee encourages registrations from professionals who are able to prepare and present a poster on a relevant project. For further details kindly contact Khushbu Rajwani.


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.

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.


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.

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.

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.