Letter from the Conference Chair
As chair of the 14th SPE International Oilfield Scale Conference and Exhibition programme committee I would like to make you aware that this event will once again be held in Aberdeen on 20 – 21 June 2018.
While our understanding of the factors that influence inorganic scale formation and control are constantly improving more extreme environment for hydrocarbon recovery continue to emerge. Theses environmental challenges include physical properties such as high pressure/temperature, high total dissolved solids and high pH, location in the form of deepwater wells with complex subsea architecture to unconventional long reach horizontal wells are now combined with the current challenge of reducing operational costs at a relatively low oil price.
Held every two years with a workshop during the alternate year, this event offers an unrivalled opportunity for you to share your challenges and solutions to inorganic scale control from fundamental research to hands on experience of tackling such challenges in field applications. The 2018 programme committee invites you to share your knowledge at this unique and very well attended event. We welcome your paper proposal in all inorganic scale related areas as noted in the list of technical categories below.
Please submit your paper proposal no later than 11 October 2017. If your abstract is accepted for presentation you will be notified by mid-November 2017. A draft manuscript submission for committee review will be due by 19 March 2018 with final submissions received to SPE on 2 April 2018.
Myles Jordan, Nalco Champion, an Ecolab Company