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Advance Registration

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To advance register, please complete and return the Early Bird/Advance Registration Form.  Early Bird Registration deadline is 9 September.  The deadline for receipt of Advance Registration Form is 26 October.  Advance registration should be made by mail OR fax to the SPE Asia Pacific Office (Kuala Lumpur). Payment on advance registration should be mailed to the SPE Asia Pacific Office (Kuala Lumpur) as indicated on the form, or fax your completed registration form with credit card information to SPE Asia Pacific Office (Kuala Lumpur), facsimile: 60.3.2182.3030. To submit your registration on-line, please visit the SPE website https://www.spe.org/events/urce/2015/ (credit card registrants only).

Advance registration payment:

  1. Australian and US Dollars Cheque or Demand Draft payable to the “Society of Petroleum Engineer”.
  2. Telegraphic Transfer or Electronic Funds Transfer (Bank details will be provided on the invoice).
  3. Credit Card payments will be processed in U.S. Dollars equivalent at the current exchange rate specified on the conference website.

Conference materials and badges will not be mailed in advance, but should be collected at the Conference Registration Counter, Main Foyer, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, during registration hours.

To avoid congestion during the event, delegates are encouraged to collect their materials/badges at the Registration Counter on Sunday, 8 November between 1200-1700.

Registration Package and Fee

Full Conference Period Registration Fee includes:

Admission to technical/e-poster sessions and exhibition, happy hours, coffee/tea breaks, daily luncheons, and one Digital Proceedings.

One-Day Registration Fee includes:

Admission to technical/e-poster sessions and exhibition, luncheon and coffee/tea breaks for that day only.


Registration for technical sessions and exhibition is complimentary for full time students.  Complimentary registration does not include Proceedings or any function tickets.

On-site Registration

Delegates may register on-site at the Registration Counter, Main Foyer, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1200-1700 on Sunday, 8 November; 0730-1730 on Monday, 9 November; 0730-1730 on Tuesday 10 November; and 0730-1530 on Wednesday 11 November.

Refund Deadline

Cancellations must be received in writing by SPE Asia Pacific Office address shown on the Early Bird/ Advance Registration Form no later than 26 October to receive a refund less AUD 150 processing fee. No refund will be accepted after this date. Substitutions will be accepted.

Conference Proceedings

Advance full conference registration guarantees one set of Digital Proceedings and is available for collection at the conference.  Additional Proceedings may be pre-ordered on the Advance Registration Form or purchased during registration hours at the conference for AUD 275 member and AUD 330 non-member. Participants are encouraged to order Digital Proceedings in advance, as on-site availability is limited.

Hotel Accommodation

Hotel accommodation can be reserved at special rates at the Rydges South Bank, where room blocks are being held for conference delegates. Please complete the Hotel Booking Form to ensure your hotel accommodation during the conference and return by fax or email directly to the hotel.

You may also visit hotel’s website for online accommodation reservation. Alternatively, you may contact the Rydges South Bank reservation team directly via telephone at 61.7.3364.0800 or via email at reservations_southbank@rydges.com. Kindly quote the Society of Petroleum Engineers and provide the following code: 1511SOCIET for telephone or email reservations.


A valid passport with a visa is required for all non-Australian citizens attending the conference. Visas can be applied for at any office of the Australian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate. An invitation letter to facilitate the application of visa will be issued to attendees if required. Please download the Visa Invitation Request Form here. It is important that people wishing to travel to Australia apply for their visas well in advance. Please ensure that your passport is also valid for the period of stay you are visiting Australia.

Please check with your travel agent or the Australian Embassy on regulations relating to immigration/visa for entry to Australia before your departure or visit www.immi.gov.au for further information.