World First In Subsea Technology to Be Reviewed

By MarEx 2014-09-12 15:53:00

Leading oil and gas experts are lined up to present at the 20th SPE ICoTA European Well Intervention Conference which will, once again, bring industry professionals together to discuss current trends and new technologies within well intervention and completion.

Taking place on 12/13 November at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, the annual conference is hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section and the Intervention and Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA) European Chapter.  The conference will feature over twenty presentations from a variety of major oil and gas operators, including BP, Shell, ConocoPhillips and Statoil and specialists from the coiled tubing sector, including AnTech.

An extensive range of topics will be covered over the course of the two day conference, including the world’s first deepwater propellant perforation for a depleted carbonate subsea gas well. Oil & Gas UK will also present the conference with the findings of the 4th Well Intervention Excellence Network.

Michael Taggart, Chairman of the conference committee, is looking forward to welcoming delegates to the event: “Sharing skills, knowledge and experience for the benefit of the oil and gas industry is high on the agenda for both SPE and ICoTA. We are therefore delighted that this conference has come to be regarded as Europe’s premier forum for exchange and discussion of the latest developments in well intervention and completion techniques.

“Now in its 20th year, the conference has matured into an influential event where well intervention professionals attend to share knowledge, learn and do business.  By imparting our knowledge and experiences from the North Sea and beyond, we can push the boundaries of well intervention and ensure a healthy oil and gas industry for the future.”

A pre-conference short course on 11 November entitled, ‘An introduction to well intervention’, is aimed at those who have an interest in the topic but are new to the subject or are looking for a refresher and will appeal to those looking to gain a basic understanding of well intervention operations.