SPE Workshop: Enhancing HSE Performance for Well Completions 11 - 12 Nov 2019 Colorado School of Mines Golden, Colorado, USA

About the Workshop

Well completions, especially hydraulic fracturing, continue to be a significant topic of interest for the public. Thus, it is crucial to design and conduct well completions in such a manner to protect workers, minimize risks to the environment, and effectively partner with local communities. This workshop will engage experts and attendees to better understand and enhance the best HSE practices for well completions.

Topics include: vehicle movement, challenges and opportunities for handling, treating, and reusing flowback water, management of NORM; management of chemicals on site, the difference between HSE management on and off shore and risk integration, amongst others. In addition, experts will discuss effective engagement with the public and managing hazards. Sessions will include presentations and panels from experts with extended Q&A opportunities, in addition to breakout sessions for focused discussion. The participants will include completions engineers and staff, environmental and water treatment experts, health and safety experts, and other industry professionals. Join us and learn more about challenges associated with HSE management, communicating with the public, and risk integration.

Why Attend

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.

What You Receive

​Released copies of the workshop presentations will be available to attendees following the conclusion of the workshop. Speakers do not write formal papers and are not expected to release their presentations for publication.

​Attendees qualify for 1.2 SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation. CEUs will be awarded through SPE Professional Development for participation and completion of SPE workshop. A permanent record of a participant's involvement and awarding of CEUs will be maintained by SPE.


Remaining consistent with workshop objectives and SPE guidelines, commercialism in presentations will not be permitted. Company logos are used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter(s).