SPE Workshop: Flow Assurance and the New Technology Era - From Origin to Market 25 - 26 Nov 2019 DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

About this Workshop

Workshop Description

The disruption of hydrocarbon flow can occur from many sources and by many factors including low temperature of deep and ultradeep water, contaminants in the hydrocarbon, reservoir compartmentalisation and many more. Operators deploy flow assurance strategies to ensure disruption-free production operability at their peak capacity, and hence, optimum economic value and appropriate return on investments.

This workshop is an exclusively interactive platform for industry practitioners and subject matter experts in hydrocarbon production and transportation to discuss new developments, best practices and lessons learnt. 

Workshop Objectives 

This technical workshop aims to impart participants with an integrated and holistic approach in the application of flow assurance strategies from hydrocarbon origin to market. Participants are expected to:

  • Acquire insights to the  new challenges practitioners are facing, as well as new technology developments and applications throughout the industry
  • Identify threats to flow assurance as well as effective remedial and preventive measures that can be taken to stop disruption
  • Learn from experts and peers from not only the oil and gas  industry, but also from different disciplines and industries

Benefits of Attending

Participant will uncover practical solutions to the new challenges in the current oil and gas market, and how flow assurance strategies can be deployed to prevent and optimise production issues. Participants will also acquire insights into:

  • How flow assurance can be deployed as an economically  viable solution
  • Ways flow assurance strategies should be used to diagnose and prevent production challenges
  • What can be done with flow assurance to enable an integrated multidiscipline approach; with different disciplines including the subsurface, surface, production chemist, operations, data scientist and more
  • How internet of things (IOT) can be an enabler for assuring hydrocarbon molecules flow from origin to market

Workshop Guidelines

Format and Programme

  • SPE Workshop maximises idea exchange among attendees and discussion leaders through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods.
  • Workshops typically spans two (2) days with highly focused topics to provide attendees with practical information on the latest applications of relevant technology, illustrated with field case studies and examples.
  • Each day will consist of a morning and an afternoon technical session, and may include a scheduled evening session. Additionally, poster sessions may be arranged as part of the programme.
  • The technical programme is planned and developed by the Workshop Programme Committee, which comprises an international group of 12 to 15 subject matter experts. The programme committee is led by two Co-Chairs.

Abstract Submission and Speaking Opportunities

  • The technical programme is comprised of abstracts and informal presentations solicited by the committee.
  • There will be no paper publication in SPE OnePetro, hence manuscript submission is not required after an abstract has been reviewed and approved by the committee.
  • Only presentations that have been authorised for release by speakers/discussion leaders are compiled by SPE staff and distributed to attendees post-workshop.


  • All attendees (including committee members and speakers/faciliators/discussion leaders) are required to register for the workshop at accorded registration rates established by SPE. Such fee will cover attendance at all sessions, workshop programme, coffee breaks, networking luncheons and dinner (as indicated in the programme), Continuing Education Units (CEU) certification, and post-workshop pack.

  • The Chairs and members of the Workshop Programme Committee, and facilitators/speakers/discussion leaders, serve as volunteers in their work for the SPE event. SPE policy prohibits the paying of any SPE honorarium, or any travel or lodging expenses connected with committee work and/or speaking at the event. 


  • SPE has a stated policy against use of commercial trade names, company names, or language that is commercial in tone in the abstract and presentation title, text or slides. Use of such terms will result in careful scrutiny by the Programme Committee in evaluating abstracts and presentation materials.