SPE Workshop: Unconventional Resources - Tools and Practices for Optimal Exploration, Appraisal and Development 20 - 21 Nov 2017 Brisbane, Australia

About this Workshop

Workshop Objectives 

The purpose of this workshop is to share current best practices in the areas of reservoir appraisal, field development, and production optimisation for unconventional reservoirs (shales, tight gas, and CSG).  

Workshop Guidelines 


  1. Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.
  2. Work-in-progress, new ideas, and interesting projects are sought.
  3. Note-taking by participants is encouraged. However, to ensure free and open discussions, no formal records will be kept.

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation at the Workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Attendee Survey Form. 

Continuing Education Units

This Workshop qualifies for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the Workshop. 

Workshop Deliverables

  1. The committee will prepare a full report containing highlights of the Workshop discussions. This report will be circulated to all attendees.
  2. PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address and is available to attendees after the workshop. Provision of the materials by discussion leaders will signify their permission for SPE to do so. 


In keeping with the Workshop objectives and the SPE mission, excessive 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. 

Dress Code

Casual clothing is recommended. The Workshop atmosphere is informal.


Delegates are advised to book their international or domestic airline tickets early from their country/city to Brisbane, Australia. Delegates travelling to Australia must be in possession of passports valid for at least six (6) months with proof of onward passage, either return, or through tickets. Contact your local travel agent or the Australian Embassy for information on visa requirements to Australia before your departure. 

Attendee Information

General and detailed accommodation information will be sent to delegates upon registration.