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Virtual Registration Opens for ATCE 2021, What You Need To Know To Attend

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With a virtual registration, you will have access to more than 400 technical presentations, digital conference proceedings, and several executive sessions.
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For those who can't make it to Dubai to attend this year's Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) on 21–23 September, the SPE has you covered. Virtual registrations covering all 3 days of ATCE are now available.

With a virtual registration, you will have access to more than 400 technical presentations, digital conference proceedings, and several executive sessions.

This year's conference theme is "The New Oil and Gas Journey: Agility, Innovation, and Value Creation." Plenary speakers include Omar Obaid Al Nasri, CEO of ADNOC Onshore, Claudio Descalzi CEO of Eni, and Olivier Le Peuch, CEO of Schlumberger. Others speakers include Arnaud Breuillac, President of E&P at TotalEnergies, and Vadim Yakovlev, Deputy CEO for Upstream at Gazprom Neft PJSC.

These industry leaders will share insights on how their companies are navigating pandemic-driven disruptions and the energy transition. Their talk will fuse the impacts of technology, government, and business, and outline a new course for the oil and gas journey.

Additionally, there will be five executive panels throughout the 3-day conference that will expand upon its overarching theme:

  • Transitioning to Net Zero: Governments and Corporations
  • Post Pandemic Business Models and Strategies
  • Accelerating the Uptake of New Technology Applications
  • Funding Future Projects: Access to Capital, Risk Management
  • Energy Mix Collaboration

Find the full list of distinguished speakers here.

Some of the technical papers that will be presented include

Stranger Things 3: Not All Temperature Simulators Are Created Equal, Tuesday, 21 September, Technical Session 15: Well Construction Advancements (Paper No. 206178)

"The work efforts in the paper demonstrate a process improvement that can add value across upstream operations. The process can be applicable for a wide range of applications helping to solve a haunting challenge for drilling operations—lost circulation and lost circulation in the reservoir section. The paper’s intent is to show how the process could help overcome similar challenges to fulfill various isolation requirements."  - Joe Shine, Senior Cementing Specialist, Advanced Technical Services Division, Saudi Aramco

Blue Hydrogen Economy—A New Look at an Old Idea, Thursday, 23 September, Technical Session 47: Environment and Sustainability (Paper No. 206282)

"Blue hydrogen represents an energy transition strategy that offers a very positive future for the petroleum engineering discipline. Blue hydrogen generation and storage uses petroleum engineering core skills and enables carbon-neutral use of abundant natural gas resources as an alternative transportation and industrial fuel, and for power generation." - Christine Ehlig-Economides, Professor and Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair, UH Petroleum Engineering

Digitisation of Drill Bit Inspections; User-Centered Design Methods To Automate Robotic Inspections, Wednesday, 22 September, Technical Session 25: Drilling Optimisation (Paper No. 206261)

"This paper highlights not only important technical considerations but also the importance of user experience in our innovation and design process. I hope it will inspire someone out there to think about applying some of the ideas and techniques that we tried to do in their own projects. We also want to tell the industry about the work we are doing as a way to hint at what is coming in the future. Another thing that happens is that this also opens up conversations for potential future collaborations with like-minded teams working in a similar space." - Crispin Chatar, Drilling Subject Matter Expert, Schlumberger

Benchmarking and Field-Testing of the Distributed Quasi-Newton Derivative-Free Optimisation Method for Field Development Optimisation, Wednesday, 22 September, Technical Session 40: New Developments in Reservoir Modelling and Engineering (Paper No. 206267)

"My purpose is to share cutting-edge scientific information on a novel subsurface field-development optimisation algorithm. A new optimisation method for subsurface field development applications and its performance benchmark against other optimisers." - Omer Farouk, Shell

View the entire ATCE technical program here.