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The energy industry is constantly evolving and staying at the forefront of these changes is crucial for industry professionals. This is why professionals in the sector are eagerly awaiting the next Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE)which will take place this month in San Antonio, Texas. This year’s ATCE promises a dynamic and informative event that will help industry leaders and enthusiasts navigate the evolving global energy landscape.
Program offerings. ATCE will be held at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio from Monday, October 16 through Wednesday, October 18. Over the three days, attendees will be able to choose from an impressive lineup of 45 technical sessions and 10 special sessions providing an overview of the reservoirs; completions; drilling; management; production and operations; data science engineering and analysis; projects, installations and construction; and health, safety, environment and sustainability.
The conference will begin with an opening general session featuring industry speakers from EQT, Devon Energy Corp., Woodside Energy and Chevron Corp. on the theme “Expanding Opportunities to Sustainably Power the World,” providing a compelling overview of the conference’s main theme: sustainability. in energy.
Jarand Rystad, founder and CEO of Rystad Energy, an independent consulting, research and business intelligence company, will be the keynote speaker at Monday’s luncheon. A recognized oil analyst, he will share his ideas on “Towards a Clean and Lean Energy Future”.
To improve your skills and knowledge, ATCE offers post-conference sessions training courses. Tickets for these training courses must be purchased separately.
The Future Talent Zone is a dedicated hub aimed at inspiring and enabling students and young professionals to gain knowledge and make connections to thrive in the E&P industry. As a program fully supported by industry leaders, it provides a unique opportunity to engage and nurture young talent by providing exceptional networking opportunities, rapid mentoring and career development workshops.
Startup Village energy startup competition. On October 17, ATCE attendees will have the opportunity to witness innovation in action at Startup Village energy startup competition, where emerging startups compete for recognition and support. Taking place in the morning, the competition features pioneering startups in the energy sector showcasing their revolutionary solutions, technologies and business models. The day concludes with a reception and awards ceremony in the afternoon, where winners will be celebrated. Prizes include Best in Show, $25,000; two Rising Star awards, each worth $5,000; and a people’s choice, $3,000.
Exhibition room. A visit to Exhibition room is a must-have for anyone attending ATCE. Featured are over 200 exhibitors and an “Energy Transition Zone,” where you’ll find forward-thinking companies showcasing innovative solutions that are shaping the future of energy. Additionally, be sure to stop by the SPE Pavilion at Booth 630, where you can learn more about SPE and have knowledgeable staff answer your questions.
For those interested in a behind-the-scenes look at cutting-edge research facilities, the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is offering an exclusive tour of its facilities on October 19. Headquartered in San Antonio, SwRI has world-class testing facilities. and expertise that have served the oil and gas industry for over 75 years. Note that registration is required to participate in this informative visit.
Joe Shine, this year’s ATCE president, said: “Throughout my professional career in the energy sector, one thing that has set ATCE apart from other industry events is its enduring consistency. Amid the ever-changing landscape of world events, presidencies, and generational shifts, ATCE has remained a beacon of continuity and innovation. It is the only conference of its kind, where interdisciplinary collaboration, multi-level expertise and countless opportunities converge under one roof. This event is not only about the present; it’s a glimpse into the future of our industry. The unique blend of perspectives and ideas has been the secret to its longevity and is what continues to attract people to ATCE, every year.
The road to sustainable solutions and growth. ATCE is not just any energy conference; this is a major event for global E&P professionals. With a focus on innovation in energy and technology developments, ATCE will lead discussions on sustainability and growth in the upstream industry.
This conference provides a unique opportunity to join a global community and reflect on the energy transition in this diverse sector. Discuss the challenges that have arisen, including supply chain issues, skilled labor challenges, inflation issues, etc. By participating in the ATCEParticipants will be better prepared to navigate the changing landscape of the energy sector and contribute to a sustainable and prosperous future.
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