How to Maximise Your Virtual Conference Experience

We are excited to have you join us for the SPE Virtual Annual Caspian Technical Conference.

With a virtual event, you will be able to replicate the experience of being at an ‘in-person’ conference with a lobby, technical session rooms, sponsor / exhibition and networking areas. You can be part of a secure, online experience from the comfort and convenience of your home or office.

You will receive admission to the virtual programme 1 week before the conference to access around your schedule. Presentations will be available 30 days after the event for you to revisit.

Review the following information to enhance your virtual conference experience.

Dates, Time and Length of the Conference

The SPE Virtual Caspian Conference experience:

  • Benefit from early access to the conference programme featuring 12 technical presentations and 15 ePoster sessions. The technical programme goes live on 14 October

  • Connect with E&P industry professionals from across the globe during the all-encompassing engagement hub across 21 – 22 October 2020. Join frank and challenging discussions with the authors and keynotes in real-time as they share strategies that are shaping the industry

  • Sessions will go live at Atyrau Time (UTC +5 )
  • Content will be available on-demand for 30 days

Access to the Virtual Conference

All registered attendees will receive an email from by 21 September. The email will contain your unique credentials and password to begin your virtual conference experience.

View SPE’s Data Privacy in the Registration page for more information. If you have further questions or want to opt-out contact

Social Media

Chat about and follow the conference beforehand. Tweet during the event using #WeAreSPE alongside #CTC2020 and #SPEevents. Invite your friends, peers, and colleagues to join you at the conference.

When to First Access the Virtual Conference Platform

The secure virtual platform will go live on 21 October 2020 at 11:00am Atyrau Time (UTC +5). Take a moment to customise your user profile.

How to Prepare for the Virtual Conference

From the virtual lobby, go to your user profile.

Add a photo and update your contact information to make your conference networking experience more engaging and memorable.

Simultaneous Translation

SPE has partnered up with Interprefy to provide you with the simultaneous interpretation during the Technical Q&A and Plenary sessions. View the Interprefy guide here >>

Virtual Event Code of Conduct

Be prepared to interact and engage. Review the Virtual Event Code of Conduct before the event.

Accessing the Event

Use the credentials that you received in your email from

Entering the Virtual Lobby and Accessing the Conference Components

From the virtual lobby you can access:

  • Welcome Message
  • Keynote & Technical Sessions
  • ePoster Presentations
  • Sponsor / Exhibition Area
  • Networking Lounge
  • Resource & Information Hub
  • Helpdesk
  • Agenda
  • Event Bag
  • Settings – Your Profile

Take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Engage with thought leaders and experts from within the Caspian oil and gas community and ask questions in real time.
  • Network with your colleagues and energy professionals from around the world through the virtual lounge
  • View the attendee list, exchange best practice and expand your professional partnerships.

Technical Sessions

All technical presentations will take place live at their specified Atyrau Time (UTC +5) and will remain available on-demand for 30 days post-event.

Join the live Q&A to connect with authors.


Explore ePosters for the latest information and knowledge sharing. Chat with authors during and after the conference.

Set up your own Agenda

At the top of the Lobby you will find the Event Agenda. This details all the upcoming Keynotes, Technical Sessions and ePoster Presentations. You can save your favourite sessions to your personal agenda and you will receive an email reminder for your selected session.

Sponsor Area

Once you enter the Sponsor / Exhibit hall and choose a booth, you will have access to the exhibitor information, the exhibitor’s video, resources panel, their logo, and their interaction panel.

Chat with the exhibitor and with other participants
Schedule a 1:1 meeting with the exhibitor
Send an email to the exhibitor (during and after the live conference)
View and download resources

Networking Lounge

Visit the Networking Lounge during breaks and see who is connected.  Make sure that you have personalised your user profile to maximise your networking experience.

Chat, start video calls and message with like-minded peers.

About Your Proceedings

You will have continual access to the proceedings of the technical conference on OnePetro®. Your unique access code is available in the registration email coming from SPE Communications along with your credentials.

Papers will go live on the first day of the conference.