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Welcome by the Programme Committee Cochairs

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the SPE Russian Petroleum Technology Conference, to be held 26-28 October 2015 in Moscow, Russia. Traditionally, the programme committee chooses the motto that sets the tone of the conference. This year they have selected a quotation by Christophe de Margerie, “The end of the oil era is still far away...” (Le peak oil n'est plus vraiment d'actualité...).

It is no revelation to say that the time of “easy” oil and gas is over for all countries including Russia. The complexity of production increases every year and resource depletion becomes more prevalent for the industry. However, replacement of major hydrocarbon resources, or their complete elimination in the energy mix of today’s world is impossible. Oil and gas companies are actively exploring offshore, in remote and autonomous fields, in hard to recover reserves and searching for the new reserves. They also build partnerships to tackle the increasingly difficult challenges they have to face. To meet their objectives, companies require the most modern equipment, software, effective production techniques, and emerging technologies. The current industry demands are reflected in the list of categories for papers submission:

  • Search of New Reserves. New in Direction Exploration
  • Fast Tracking Field Development
  • R&D and Innovations for Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production
  • Advanced Equipment, Materials and Software
  • Drilling Rigs and Specialized Equipment
  • Oil and Gas Production Equipment and Technologies, etc.

The SPE Russian Petroleum Technology Conference welcomes experienced specialists, experts from oil and gas companies, and university researchers, as well as novice specialists and students. SPE has organized several events in conjunction with the conference for the next generation of leaders in our field: a Young Professional Session, a Regional Student Paper Contest, and an Energy4me workshop for teachers.

We cordially invite you to take part in the conference, share your achievements and ideas, and present your paper in one or several technical categories. Detailed guidelines for the submission of paper proposals are included in this brochure.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the SPE conference!


Pascal Dauboin Mikhail Chertenkov Alexander Shandrygin

Pascal Dauboin
Total E&P Russie

Mikhail Chertenkov

Alexander Shandrygin
DeGolyer and MacNaughton Corp.