URTeC Meets Industry Need for Collaborative Learning Platform. 2014 Event to be Held 25-27 August in Denver, CO

TULSA, Okla., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) have announced the 2014 conference program for the 2nd annual Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) to be held 25-27 August at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO.

A collaborative vision of these three leading professional societies, URTeC is one of the industry's only events providing an integrated, science-based technical program that unites the key disciplines and facilitates collective learning.  URTeC's unique platform focuses exclusively on the intersection point of all asset team members with a horizontal look at the technologies, emerging trends and best business practices that affect the successful development of unconventional plays.

"URTeC was developed in response to the industry's need to bring together geologists, geophysicists, engineers and business managers to gain a mutual understanding of each other's roles and deploy an asset team approach to E&P operations," said Mr. Luis Baez, Co-chair of URTeC's Technical Program Committee. "This year's technical program will bring

together thought leaders and experts across the unconventional sectors for three days of in-depth discussion about the topics surrounding the sustainability and continued expansion of the unconventional market."

The kick-off Plenary Session will feature an exceptional panel of subject matter experts from the industry — one that represents the breadth and diversity of SPE, AAPG and SEG — who will discuss the opportunities, issues and challenges that must be addressed before returns can be maximized in this new integrated space.

Panelists include:

  • Robert Ryan, Vice President Global Development, Chevron
  • Brad Holly, Vice President Rockies, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Scott Key, Chief Executive Officer, IHS
  • Jay Ottoson, President and Chief Operating Officer, SM Energy
  • Tom Petrie, President, Petrie Partners
  • W. F. "Rick" Bott Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer, Continental Resources

This session will set the stage for the URTeC Technical Program that will explore in detail how multidisciplinary integration can lead to state-of-the-art breakthroughs, pragmatic prospecting and assessment tools, and optimized development and value creation.  The 2014 conference program, developed by an interdisciplinary committee comprised of industry leaders from every aspect of the unconventional sector, will feature multi-themed technical sessions including 189 oral sessions, 117 ePapers, 27 team presentations, topical breakfasts and luncheons, and interactive panel sessions.  Specific themes to be discussed include: completion techniques, artificial lift, imaging unconventional reservoir pore systems, microseismic fracture mapping, multi-discipline data integration, reserves forecasting and estimation, a variety of regional case studies, formation evaluation, inorganic geochemistry, emerging plays and more.  Within each theme, multiple sessions will be presented on relevant topics and issues.

URTeC's inaugural event was launched in 2013 and attracted more than 4,300 attendees and 173 exhibiting companies.  The 2014 event expects an attendance exceeding 5,000 professionals and more than 200 exhibiting companies.

For full conference program details and registration information, visit www.urtec.org.  Registration is now open with discounted early bird rates available before 14 July, 2014.

About SPE
SPE is the largest individual-member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry.  SPE's vision is to enable the global oil and gas E&P industry to share technical knowledge needed to meet the world's energy needs in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. For more information, visit www.spe.org.

About AAPG
Since its founding in 1917, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists has been a pillar of the worldwide scientific community. AAPG provides publications, conferences, and educational opportunities to geoscientists and disseminates the most current geological information available to the general public. For more information, visit www.aapg.org.

About SEG
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the science of applied geophysics and the education of geophysicists. SEG's mission is connecting, inspiring, and propelling the people and science of geophysics. It provides its members with a variety of resources designed to further their success in the geophysics community.  For more information, visit www.seg.org.

SOURCE Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC)



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