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SPE ATCE returns to Europe

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Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) holds its Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in Amsterdam, 27 - 29, October anticipating more than 8000 oil and gas professionals from around the world. ATCE offers more than 375 technical presentations highlighting the latest technologies, best practices, and future trends of the exploration and production industry. Registration for conference attendance, sponsorship, and exhibits is available at the ATCE 2014 website.

“For only the second time since 1924, SPE is returning to Europe for its annual technical conference to offer our international members even closer proximity to the technical programmes selected from all six SPE disciplines,” said SPE 2014 President Jeff Spath. “In addition to sharing knowledge, learning from experts, and connecting with colleagues, there will be more than 300 international exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies and services.”

ATCE serves as SPE’s annual meeting of members and offers a state of the industry update by leadership as well as international awards presented to distinguished members for their contributions to the industry. Special events include the Opening General Session panel discussion on affordable energy featuring Faith Birol, chief economist and director, global energy economics, International Energy Agency; Neil Duffin, president, ExxonMobil Development Company; Phillipe Barril, executive vice president and chief operating officer onshore/offshore, Technip; and Gustavo Hernandez, director general, Pemex Exploration & Production.

Other special sessions include a sustainability session “People, Profit, Planet: Advancing Practices that Balance Economic Growth, Social Development, and Environmental Protection Today and in the Future;” a soft skills workshop for young professionals, as well as many pre- and post- conference training and certification opportunities.

Participating will be engineers, operators, scientists, managers, executives involved in all aspects of the worldwide petroleum industry. ATCE offers unique opportunities for people at all career levels including young professionals and students to meet industry experts, network with peers, and access new technologies.

“ATCE showcases new technologies, products, best practices, as well as all aspects of upstream conventional and unconventional drilling topics,” said Matthias Bichsel, former projects and technology director for Royal Dutch Shell, ATCE 2014 general chairperson.

Adapted from a press release by David Bizley

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