SPE/ICoTA Virtual Well Intervention Conference

With the continuing pandemic and the resulting lockdown and travel restrictions imposed across the globe, SPE and ICoTA will be holding the 2021 event via a virtual on-line format.

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Virtual Event
22nd March 2021 - 25th March 2021

This conference remains one of the most popular industry events, bringing together E&P professionals and experts to learn, exchange knowledge, and network. Restructured this year to take place on-line over four short days, it will enable more global participation from E&P professionals –operators, service and supply companies and equipment manufacturers.

The 15th edition of this event will deliver a rich technical program selected by the program committee, including operators from BP, ConocoPhillips, Equinor, Occidental, Saudi Aramco, and Shell. The technical program will focus on:

  • Intervention Solutions
  • Data Enhanced Interventions and Diagnostics
  • Coiled Tubing and Pipe Development, Applications, and Solutions
  • Latest Developments in Equipment, Tools, Fluids, and Materials for Interventions
  • Wireline Developments, Applications, and Solutions
  • Improving Operational Efficiency, HSE, and Well Control
  • Horizontal and ERD Solutions
  • Intervention Solutions in Challenging Environments

In addition to this technical program, there will be two keynote presentations and an Operator round table. Furthermore, the recipients of the Curtis Blount Outstanding Paper Award and the ICoTA Global Annual Intervention Technology Award will be announced.

Keynote Presentation - ‘The Importance of Innovation During a Time of Disruptive Change in the E&P Industry’

Speaker: David Forbes, ConocoPhillips
Date: Monday 22 March
8.30am Central Standard Time (GMT-6)

The global E&P industry is undergoing disruptive change as a result of the tidal wave of oil and natural gas production coming from US unconventional reservoirs and the global revolution underway in data analytics and other digital technologies. These forces have placed sustained downward pressure on hydrocarbon prices. Companies have therefore had to adjust their approach to innovation, accelerating the pace and scale at which business improvements are made. This talk will provide an overview of the forces causing disruption and describe how novel integrated solutions provide hope for weathering the storm.

David's biography can be read here.

Keynote Presentation - ‘API Updates (16ST, 16B, 16SB and 16WL)'

Speakers: Steven Deshotels, Texas Oil Tools NOV and James Mcallister, Oceaneering International
Date: Wednesday 24 March
Time: 11.15am Central Standard Time (GMT-6)

This session will review the updates & status of API recommended practices and standards that pertain to the well intervention industry: 16ST, 16B, 16SB and 16WL. 16ST addresses coiled tubing well control equipment systems. 16B addresses specifications on well control equipment for wireline, coiled tubing, and snubbing applications. 16SB concerns snubbing and HWO well control and equipment systems. 16WL concerns wireline wellhead pressure control equipment and systems.

Steven's biography can be read here.

Operator Roundtable

Moderator: Matt Billingham, Schlumberger
Date: Thursday 25 March
Time: 8.30am Central Standard Time (GMT-6)

Join us for our very first global Operator Roundtable where we shall have some of the industry’s key experts discussing intervention. The discussion will focus on the value interventions bring to the industry in a time of intense capital discipline, but expect us to cover a wide range of other relevant topics. Hear from operators on what they see as needs in the industry and where we should be heading forward. The Roundtable will be a highlight of our 2021 program and will provide some key insights.

Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities

A range of sponsorship opportunities is available at this year's virtual conference, giving companies the chance to speak directly to all conference delegates at designated times in the schedule.

For more information and to register, click here

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