SPE Subsea Well Intervention Symposium 11 - 13 Aug 2020 Galveston Island Convention Center Galveston, Texas, USA

About the Symposium

Why Attend? 

Current drivers for subsea well intervention that represent a timely learning opportunity for symposium attendees:

  • The current oil price range is challenged to attract investment in subsea or deepwater exploration. However, reserve recovery from well intervention and production enhancement is possible at these prices.
  • The estimated cost of subsea well abandonment in UK sector is on the rise. This builds a strong case for new intervention and well access technologies.
  • Subsea fields in newer regions, specifically Brazil and West Africa, are ageing and declining due to lack of recent maintenance. There is likely to be an increased interest in intervention in these regions.
  • It is critical to share new technologies and techniques to boost collective know-how.


The symposium will be the ideal knowledge-sharing platform to address questions such as:

  • Are we really getting the best ROI from subsea well interventions?
  • What are companies doing to respond to the slowly increasing activity?
  • How is the rig market set to play a role on the development of new Intervention vessels?
  • Might subsea well intervention surprise the market as a swing producer?
  • What are the technologies that are going to make this segment a success in this 'lower for longer' oil price scenario?
  • Where are the next regions in which subsea well intervention can become a driver?

The symposium will also offer an exhibition that provides an opportunity to gain access to cutting-edge developments, technology, and interact with like-minded peers, leading suppliers, and experts from across the globe.


Key Symposium Topics

  • Subsea Case Histories

  • Subsea Technology & Innovation

  • Compliance, Industry Standards, and QHSE in Subsea

  • Data and Digitalization 

What to Expect

An SPE symposium 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 symposium 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.

The symposium’s program committee members solicit presentation proposals from top industry professionals. This ensures a robust technical program with presentations that are laser-focused on best practices, lessons learned, and case studies.

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit organization. Income from this event will be invested back into SPE to support many other Society programs. When you attend an SPE event, you help provide even more opportunities for industry professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence. Scholarships, certification, the Distinguished Lecturer program, and SPE's energy education program Energy4me are just a few examples of programs that are supported by SPE.