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


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This workshop addressed all types of stimulation practices used in the North Sea and continental Europe. To achieve a fruitful discussion, this workshop was 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 technical and environmental arena, requires special considerations. The participation of major and independent operating companies and service companies allowed a wide sharing of views, experiences, and opinions on how to proceed toward successfully meeting all well objectives.





Stimulation in Tight-Gas Sands 

Stimulation in Oil Fields 

Fracturing at Extremes 

Completion Optimisation for Stimulation 

Maximising Recovery 

Onshore Fracturing 

New Materials & Techniques



Dr. Hans de Pater
Partner, General Manager and Consultant
Fenix Consulting Delft

Hans de Pater is retired from the Faculty of Applied Earth Sciences of DUT, where he led the hydraulic fracturing consortium “Geometry of Hydraulic Fractures”. He founded a consulting company, Fenix Delft, where he works on waterflood fracturing and geomechanics of reservoir seismicity and subsidence. He holds a PhD from Delft University of Technology in Applied Physics (1978). He worked at Shell Research on Petrophysical Tool Evaluation and for GeoDelft on In-situ measurements and soil/rock cutting.

Arvid Østhus
Assistant Director Development and Operations – Northern North Sea
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

Arvid Østhus holds a Master of Science degree in reservoir technology from the University of Stavanger and has 30 years of experience ranging from technical reservoir engineering to management position roles. His technical work has focused on field development and improved oil recovery projects. Arvid has been with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) since 2014, and he joined the NPD management team in January 2017. He is currently assistant director in the area of development and operation with main responsibilities related to fields and discoveries in the North Sea of the Norwegian Continental Shelf. From 1990 to 2014, he held both supervisor and technical positions at Phillips Petroleum (now ConocoPhillips). Whilst assigned at ConocoPhillips he worked in Stavanger, Norway and Oklahoma, US. Prior to this, he was employed by the service company Geoservices for one year.



Petroleum, Production, Reservoir, and Completion Engineers 

Production Technologists Stimulation Engineers and Managers 

Asset Management Engineers and Managers 


Research and Development Scientists 


This workshop is highly focused on stimulation practices and will provide attendees an in-depth review in a short amount of time 

The agenda includes research-based, field-tested industry topics so attendees receive current and relevant technical knowledge

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