Past Event

SPE Heavy and Extra Heavy Oil Conference: Latin America

24–26 September 2014
Medellín, Colombia

This conference will provide ground for the Latin American and Caribbean petroleum industry to share with colleagues from other parts of the world, knowledge, practical experiences, and lessons learned from the application of innovative technologies to improving oil recovery and production, achieving world class levels of economic viability, reliability, energy efficiency, safety, and minimum environmental impact in heavy and extra heavy oil fields.

The sessions will cover reservoirs and their associated physical assets, including wells, surface and supporting infrastructure, and the effects of the integrated value chain on midstream and downstream assets. Included in the discussions will be fields in different phases of the life cycle from exploration and appraisal to development, including mature fields where technologies are being tested to the limit. How equipment and people cope with extreme operating and technical challenges will be presented along with information drawn from associated field examples.

Key technical and managerial professionals from the region will participate in this conference and add value by generating technical networks that help build bridges for the exchange of information and knowledge. Enhanced oil recovery projects, their management, and the associated evaluation best practices are included in presentations and posters.