SPE Subsea Well Intervention Symposium 13 - 15 Aug 2019 Galveston Island Convention Center Galveston, Texas, USA

Message from the Chairpersons

The 2019 SPE Subsea Well Intervention Symposium is to be held at the Galveston Island Convention Center in Galveston, Texas on 13–15 August 2019.

The symposium is the premier opportunity to interact with operators, service partners, regulators, and industry experts from across the globe who are focused on subsea well operations.  The program showcases a wide array of intervention areas including:  riser and riserless operations, subsea stimulation, control system technology, subsea hardware development, vessel management, high-pressure operations, marine services, technology advances and applications, as well as detailed case histories.

Maturing from a niche sector of the E&P portfolio, subsea well intervention capabilities for operators are being viewed with increasing value as an integral part of asset and portfolio management.  Emerging from the recent downturn, there is an increasing demand for readily accessible technology and operational capability to build a proven legacy of successful, value-adding operations.

Intervention professionals are now tasked with striving for increased efficiency to mitigate cost constraints and improve overall well productivity, while maintaining a sharp focus on incident-free operations and regulatory compliance.  This symposium serves to further this demand through promotion of networking amongst industry experts and access to the latest technology and operational developments.

The theme for 2019 is Collaborating to Drive Efficiency.  In support of this topic, the symposium will:

  • focus on learnings from new technology and techniques to enhance well productivity
  • share the latest knowledge from rig-less intervention and high-pressure operations
  • present case studies on plug and abandonment/decommissioning strategies
  • include the latest regulatory trends for subsea well operations in the US, Brazil, and the North Sea

As an SPE event, authors are encouraged, but not required, to submit papers for review and publication.


We look forward to seeing you at the symposium in August!




​​Alex Lawler
Program Chairperson
LLOG Exploration

​​Colin Johnston
Program Chairperson