SPE Workshop: European Region Stimulation 12 - 13 Nov 2019 Ramada Plaza Milano Milan, Italy

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.

Workshop Guidelines

Workshop Format

Workshops maximize the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical ‎presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to ‎discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices.‎

Many of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and ‎lessons learned. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and members of the ‎press are not invited to attend.‎


Proceedings from the workshop will not be published, therefore, formal papers and handouts are not ‎requested of speakers or panel members.

Workshop Deliverables

The committee will prepare a workshop summary for public release.

Presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address and will be available to attendees after the workshop. 


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. 

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation at the workshop. 

Continuing Education Units

This workshop qualifies for 1.6 SPE Continuing Education Units (CEUs). One CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation. CEUs are awarded through SPE Professional Development ‎for participation and completion of SPE workshops. A permanent record of a participant’s involvement and ‎awarding of CEUs will be maintained by SPE.