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AIChE/SPE Joint Workshop: Next Generation Deepwater Facilities

Making Deepwater Viable in an Uncertain World
December 12-14, 2016

This workshop, taking place in Houston, TX, is organized jointly by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). The workshop will focus on the question, "What will Deepwater Production Installations look like in the new economic environment?"  How can we develop fields in a more cost effective manner while still taking into account fluid properties and full life cycle development of the reservoir?

Online Proceedings for the Workshop have been posted. Click here to view

The workshop is designed for intermediate-level engineers. Expected participation will mainly come from operating companies and major suppliers, service companies and equipment companies, with an additional draw from engineering design companies.

Workshop Overview

Topics will include concept selection, project management and engineering alternatives, and new technologies, taking into account integrated chemical and mechanical processes for oil, gas, and produced water handling from the wellbore to export point for the entire life of the field.

As an industry, our desire to do this has been evident for many decades. But today we are forced to rethink our understanding of risk, stage-wise development, concept selection, project management, flow assurance, and control technologies to make this a reality.


Pre-Workshop Welcome Reception

Join us for a welcome reception preceding the start of the workshop! This reception provides a great opportunity and relaxed atmosphere to network with other engineers in the petroleum industry before technical sessions start the following morning. Reception is free and open to all workshop...

Opening Keynote Address

The keynote presentations will address some of the grand challenges the Deepwater Industry is facing today, providing a good basis for discussion throughout both days of the workshop. We are pleased to announce that our keynote speakers will be Kenneth E. Arnold , President of K Arnold Consulting,...


Proceedings of the AIChE/SPE Joint Workshop: Next Generation Deepwater Facilities are now available: