About the SPE International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry

The 2023 SPE International Oilfield Chemistry Conference features new chemical technologies spanning drilling and completions, production and operations, and reservoir management. In 2023, the SPE proudly celebrates 50 years of knowledge sharing and technical collaboration. The last 50 years has experienced significant improvements to well design and operational practices, including multistage hydraulic fracturing, chemical EOR, etc., most of which are enabled by innovations in oilfield chemistry.

The dialogue in 2023 will not only center on current trends in oilfield chemistry but will also extend to the exciting role of chemists and geochemists in the energy transition. The energy industry recognizes CO2 emissions are a global challenge, and oilfield chemists and geochemists are the best suited to address the chemical challenges of permanent subsurface storage. Conference topics will address the chemistry of deep rock formations and complex interactions with storage materials such as CO2 or hydrogen.

In earlier years of this SPE event, the conference’s focus spanned not only oilfield chemistry but also geothermal chemistry. From 1977-1985, the conference was titled the SPE Oilfield and Geothermal Chemistry Symposium. With the recent innovations in the alternative energy space, the 2023 symposium welcomes a return of geothermal energy discussion to the broader platform of oilfield chemistry topics.

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.