SPE Workshop: Next Chapter in Deepwater Drilling and Completions: Improving Efficiency and Reliability 17 - 18 Oct 2019 Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa San Antonio, Texas, USA

About the Workshop

Global deepwater exploration and development activity is on the upswing driven by an anticipated long-term increase in worldwide demand for hydrocarbons. Recent technological innovations have helped the industry to improve the economics and reliability of deepwater projects. Business and technical drivers vary by locations, but all rely on the continuing cost effectiveness of efficiently designing, drilling and completing wells. Techniques are being adopted that involve advanced interdisciplinary planning and real-time adjustments to deliver highly productive wells. This workshop will have interactive sessions on new technologies, current practices, regional issues and critical challenges related to both drilling and completions in deepwater.

The goal of this workshop is to gather industry leaders to share their experience to help create more value while working safely and efficiently. It is intended for engineers, operations personnel, managers, drilling contractors, and service providers who influence the direction of drilling and completions in deepwater.

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).