SPE Workshop: North Sea and Europe Area Stimulation 7 - 8 Nov 2017 The Hague , The Netherlands

About this Workshop

This workshop is intended to address all types of stimulation practices used in both the North Sea and in continental Europe.

To achieve a fruitful discussion, workshop sessions have been designed to address both the very specific technical challenges and the fundamental questions pertaining to stimulation in a sensitive land and offshore environment.

Optimising stimulation treatments in these economically challenging times, in both a technically and environmentally challenging arena, requires special considerations. The participation of major and independent operating companies and service companies will allow a wide sharing of views, experiences, and opinions on how to proceed toward successfully meeting all well objectives.

The objective of this workshop is to bring together a broad cross-section of people actively involved in stimulation design and implementation within the region, while also introducing a select number of global stimulation specialists who will share their experiences. Open discussion, coupled with friendly debate, are encouraged.

The goal is to define where we are today, the current and future stimulation challenges, and introduce new and proven technologies that may have application in the North Sea and European region. The intended outcome of this workshop is to clearly define what is known and unknown, and to identify the most pertinent and promising solutions which can be applied.

Key talks include:  

  • “Challenges of stimulation of producing tight gas wells”, ONE, Session One
  • “Andrew Field Life Extension via Hydraulic Fracturing”, BP, Session One
  • “Multi-fracced horizontal well”, Wintershall NL, Session Two
  • “Engineering an HPHT Remedial Hydraulic Fracturing Stimulation in Shearwater”, Shell UK, Session Three


An SPE workshop is a multi-day event that fosters knowledge sharing in an intensive learning experience. It provides brief technical presentations followed by extensive Q&A and discussion.

Staged in an intimate setting, an SPE workshop brings together E&P professionals with common roles and challenges to share ideas that advance both technology and best practices. They provide an environment for frank, open discussion. Press is not invited to attend.

The workshop’s program committee members solicit presentations from top industry professionals. This ensures a robust technical program with presentations that are laser-focused on best practices, lessons learned, and case studies.