Application Information


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Application Deadline 21 July 2022


This forum will occur in 4-hour sessions on the afternoons (CDT) of 23, 25, 30 August, and 1 September 2022.



We have made a significant change to the application process of our virtual forums.  
We request that you pay an application fee of USD 500 at application.  


We will be using the SPE Online Education Learning Management System (LMS) as your application portal to SPE Virtual Forum: The Next Chapter in Unconventionals - Learning from the Past and Opportunities for the Future of the Marcellus and Utica Shale Plays.

We request that you pay an application fee equal to the registration fee of USD 500 at application.  After the application selection deadline, should you 

  • be selected to attend the forum, you will receive an invitation letter to complete your virtual forum registration. The application fee will be applied to the registration fee of USD 500, resulting in a USD 0 balance due at registration.
  • not be selected to attend the forum, you will be notified and the application fee will be refunded immediately to you.

Submit your information via the application link above. If you are having difficulties applying online, please contact Gail Smith.


Participants at SPE Forums are selected by the Forum Steering Committee based on their ability to contribute to the discussion of the topic. Attendance is limited to maximize each person’s opportunity to contribute.

Accepted applicants will receive their forum invitation and other materials within two weeks of the application deadline. For those requiring visas to attend the forum, please ensure that you leave sufficient time for your visa to be processed.


Forum Fees & Instructions

The forum fee is USD 500 and includes:

  • Four technical sessions, occurring over 4 half-day periods
  • Networking events
  • Daily networking coffee breaks


Please note: The base registration fee does not include accompanying persons. The registration fee is not transferable. The full fixed fee is charged regardless of the length of time a registrant attends the forum. Attendees are expected to attend the entire forum.

If the committee approves your application, you will receive registration materials, including more detailed information about the forum. After notification of acceptance, your registration enrollment must be completed by 21 July 2022 to ensure your place in the forum.