Next SPE Wellbore Positioning Technical Section ISCWSA Meeting October 30th Amsterdam

Dear Colleagues,

The 40th meeting of the SPE - Wellbore Positioning Technical Section / ISCWSA will be held on 30th October 2014 in the RAI Conference Centre, Amsterdam, Holland.


Please click the Registration Online link below for registration, venue location and comprehensive meeting agenda:

When: Thursday Oct 30th, 2014

What Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where:  Amsterdam, Holland - RAI Conference Centre

You won't want to miss the 40th meeting of the ISCWSA held in Amsterdam, Holland in October.  It offers you the opportunity to share technical knowledge, meet colleagues from around the world, and gain insights from leading experts as you enjoy the cannals and culture of Amsterdam.


Engaging Technical Discussion

Members of the ISCWSA shape the industry standards for wellbore positional uncertainty analysis, and discuss the state-of-the-art in wellbore positioning technologies. Come and be a part of the present and future of safety-critical wellbore positioning innovations and procedures.


from the ISCWSA Committee

SPE Wellbore 
positioning Technical section site link:-

Welcome to the Wellbore Positioning Technical Section

The Wellbore Positioning Technical Section has existed since 1995 as the Industry Steering Committee for Wellbore Surveying Accuracy (ISCWSA). The committee was established following the SPWLA Topical Conference on Measurement While Drilling, held in Kerrville, Texas, USA, in late 1995 and became an SPE Technical Section in 2004.


  • To produce and maintain standards for the industry relating to wellbore survey accuracy.
  • To set standards for terminology and accuracy specifications.
  • To establish a standard framework for modeling and validation of tool performance.
  • To raise awareness and understanding of wellbore survey accuracy issues across the industry.

The Way We Work

The ISCWSA (Industry Steering Committee for Wellbore Surveying Accuracy) consists of an informally constituted group of companies and individuals and was established following the SPWLA Topical Conference on Measurement While Drilling, held in Kerville, Texas, in late 1995. It affiliated to the SPE in 2004 as the SPE Wellbore Positioning Technical Section.

The group pride themselves on the 'less than formal' nature of their meetings which generate extremely open and frank discussion around the well positioning issues currently facing our industry.

Meetings are usually held twice a year and generally alternate between the United States and Europe. Most of the work is done in sub-committees between the main meetings. Sub-committees are formed and disbanded as required. Currently there are three sub-committees operating:
  • The Error Model Management Sub-Committee
  • The Collision Monitoring Sub-Committee
  • A Survey QA/QC Sub-Committee



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