SPE Workshop: Drilling and Optimisation

2018-10-14 - 2018-10-17 All day
Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel, Cairo, Egypt
Phone:+20 2 24063333
Address: Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel Ring Road, Mirage City, P.O. Box 250, Heliopolis Cairo, 11757 Egypt

Workshop Introduction

In this workshop, we will discuss the early stages of seismic and well design, the different drilling and completion techniques, and optimum well production. A separate session will be dedicated to the giant Egyptian gas discoveries in the Mediterranean. The workshop will offer a rich environment to exchange and discuss optimisation techniques and we will discuss actual cases that can be implemented in the current workplace.

Optimisation techniques improve the quality of work we perform and the quality of life we live. Optimisation helps us produce better work at the right cost, no more no less. The process of drilling and completing oil and gas wells is an excellent arena for optimisation ideas. Nowadays, no project can start before accomplishing detailed economic studies to prove that no single step has been taken without considering optimisation. Such an approach encourages bankers and shareholders to invest in new projects and drill new wells. This workshop will combine drilling oil and gas wells with optimisation to show how many great ideas have been introduced to the industry and how the industry can benefit from them on a daily basis.

Workshop Guidelines


Two (2) days of informal discussions prompted by selected keynote presentations and discussions. Workshops maximise the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices. The majority of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements, and lessons learnt. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and the press is not invited to attend.


  • Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.
  • Work in progress, new ideas, and interesting projects are sought.
  • Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten view graphs are entirely acceptable.
  • Note-taking by participants is encouraged.


Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Steering Committee encourages attendance from those who can contribute to the workshop most effectively either in discussions or with posters. A mix of attendees in terms of geographic origin, companies, and disciplines will be encouraged.

Workshop Deliverables

  • The Steering Committee will appoint a “scribe” to record the discussions and to produce the full workshop report for SPE.
  • This report will be circulated to all attendees as the workshop deliverable within 4–6 weeks following the workshop. The copyright of the report is with SPE.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address after the workshop. Provision of the materials by the speakers will signify their permission for SPE to do so.

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation in the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.

Continuing Education Units

Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.


SPE Members – Local – USD 500.00, International USD 1000.00

Nonmembers – Local – USD 600.00, International USD 1300.00

Fee includes: Technical sessions, coffee breaks, luncheons, welcome reception and dinner (if applicable), and certificate of Continuing Education Units (CEU). Accommodation is NOT included in the workshop registration fee.

Purchase an SPE membership to save money by paying the lower member registration fee. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • A processing fee of USD 100 will be charged for cancellations received before the registration deadline 14 September 2018. For cancellations received after the registration deadline, 14 September 2018, 25% refund will be made to the registrant.
  • No refund on cancellations received within seven (7) days prior to the workshop dates, i.e. on 7 October 2018.
  • No refund will be issued if a registrant fails to attend the workshop.

Visa Information

SPE Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia will assist in providing a visa invitation letter, upon request in writing, to confirmed registrants after receiving full payment of registration fees. Visa invitation letters take five days to issue from the date of request and it is the course attendee’s responsibility to obtain their own visa. SPE cannot issue the visa nor can we guarantee it will be obtained

For further information please visit the SPE website or contact us at [email protected]

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