SPE Virtual Workshop: Mature Fields 1 - 3 Sep 2020 Virtual Workshop [BRT, UTC-3]

About the Workshop

Brazil has vast resources still untapped in its mature field assets. Improved technologies and best practices are needed to further realize value. The improvement of recovery factors through reservoir characterization, new technology and operational excellence is the way to success. 

Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), as technology approach, is an important step in the complete life cycle, planning, and development of mature fields.  

The concept of EOR should be more comprehensive considering all strategies to increase the ultimate recovery. New technologies in terms of well completions and more efficient lift methods are an important part of the effort to recover additional profitable oil from mature fields. This is particularly important in the current economic environment of volatile oil prices and uncertain supply and demand. 

Water cut control and energy efficiency are a challenge to keep the production cost effective.

Workshop Guidelines

Workshop Format

Workshops maximize the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical ‎presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to ‎discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices.‎

Many of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and ‎lessons learned. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and members of the ‎press are not invited to attend.‎



Proceedings from the workshop will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not ‎requested of speakers or panel members. A URL containing released copies of the workshop presentations ‎will be available to attendees following the workshop. A workshop summary will be prepared by the ‎technical program committee for public release, but no other information.‎

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation at the Workshop.


In remaining consistent with workshop objectives and SPE guidelines, commercialism in presentations will ‎not be permitted. Company logos should be used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter(s).‎

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)‎

Attendees will receive 1.6 CEUs.‎ One CEU equal 10 contact hours of participation. CEUs are 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. ‎