POSTPONED: Combined Section Field Trip German, Swiss and France Section

Starts:  May 8, 2055 6:00 PM (CET)
Ends:  May 10, 2055 2:30 PM (CET)
Associated with  German Section

>>>>> invitation as pdf. file: SPE-CombinedSectionFieldTrip-Invitation_2017-05_l.pdf


Dear SPE Member.

It is our pleasure to invite you to the first Combined Section Field Trip to the Basel area from May 8 – 10, 2017. Together with our local sponsor Endress+Hauser we have organized visits to a shale rock laboratory and the production and calibration centers of oil field sensors. The CEO of Endress+Hauser will also attend when our 2017 SPE President, Janeen Judah presents her keynote speech. In addition you can listen to a SPE lecture on Tuesday evening.


Location / Event


Monday, May 8


Arrival at Hotel Stücki, Badenstrasse 1,  CH-4057 Basel, +41 61 638 34 34,

dinner on personal arrangements


 Tuesday, May 9


Departure by bus to St. Ursanne, Switzerland


Meet at Mont Terri visitor center, Route de la Gare 63, CH-2882 St. Ursanne (limited to max  40 people !!)

·       Introduction to Mont Terri Rock Laboratory by Paul Bossart, Director Mont Terri Project

·       Visit Underground Rock Laboratory, visit and discussion of the in-situ experiments

Please note: Average temperature approx. 13° C. Wear a jacket and adequate shoes. Receive helmets locally.


Travel by bus to Endress+Hauser, Hauptstraße 1, 79689 Maulburg, Germany


2nd group travel per bus from Hotel Stücki to Endress+Hauser, Hauptstraße 1, 79689 Maulburg, Germany  


Arrival of all participants at Endress+Hauser, Maulburg, Germany  


Welcome and safety briefing by Reinhold Bietzker, Global Development Manager Oil&Gas, Endress+Hauser and Jörg Herwig, Director Marketing Endress+Hauser Maulburg
(max 80 people !!)




Factory tour for Level, Pressure, Radiometric and Tank Gauging production and calibration    


Transfer to hotel Stücki and check-in


Transfer from hotel Stücki to Basel and ten minute walk to restaurant


Dinner at Restaurant Safran Zunft, Gerbergasse 11, 4001 Basel, Schweiz

Guest of honor is Mr. Urs Endress, Shareholder of Endress+Hauser Group


SPE Lecture by Matthias Meister: „The Future of the Oil Industry“


Transfer back to Hotel Stücki by bus or free public transport, tram


Wednesday, May 10


Transfer by bus and private cars to Endress+Hauser headquarters, Kägenstrasse 2, 4153 Reinach, Switzerland   - reserved SPE car parking space indicated



Welcome, safety briefing, introduction to Endress+Hauser, Reinhold Bietzker

·       Introduction to products, services and solution portfolio, Management


Factory tour for Coriolis mass flow meters and calibration center


Coffee break                      



Flow Meter Technology in the oil field, Jens Fuglsang, Head of Global Industry Management Endress+Hauser


Welcome from Matthias Altendorf, CEO of Endress+Hauser Group

·       Introduction of SPE to Endress+Hauser

Keynote speech of 2017 SPE President Mrs. Janeen Judah

·       “Earning Trust – Operating in a Distrusting World”


Group picture in Atrium


Open discussion and oil field feedback


Lunch at Sternenhof Atrium, Endress+Hauser


End of SPE Flied Trip and departure

   Travel to Hamburg: “Woman in Oil and Gas”  together with 2017 SPE President Janeen Judah !!


We have a limited number of participants for the Mont Terri Rock Laboratory. The facility can handle maximum 40 visitors.  For the visit at Endress+Hauser we want to limit it to about 80. First come, first served!

Late registrations cannot take part in the Mont Terri visit. Register early!

Participants can park their car at Hotel Stücki and use the bus for the trip to St. Ursanne, or later at 12:00 directly from Hotel Stücki to Endress+Hauser in Maulburg.

The “Mobility Ticket” issued by Hotel Stücki for their residents allows free of charge transportation by bus and tram in Basel. Tram Nr. 8 drives from the hotel directly to Basel center, Marktplatz, next to the restaurant Safranzunft and back.

Cost Structure:

At your own cost

on Invitation by Endress+Hauser

·       travel to and from Basel

·       hotel in Basel or surrounding
   (we blocked 50 rooms at Hotel Stücki, SFR  145,- per night, you get contacted by them for” your binding booking” !!)

·       dinner on Monday

·       share of bus travel from Hotel Stücki towards Mont Terri, St. Ursanne and back  (around € 20)

·       Lunch on Tuesday

·       Dinner on Tuesday

·       Lunch on Wednesday

·       Transfer from Hotel Stücki to and from factory locations 


Insurance Information

  • Bus travel by: WMR Touristik GmbH, Müllheim, D           car insurance with passenger protection exists
  • Mont Terry Rock Laboratory, St. Ursanne, CH visitor insurance exists, receive safety helmet locally
  • Endress+Hauser , CH und D                                                                visitor insurance exists
  • All other                                    “at your own risk”
  • Everybody has to obey the local safety rules! Safety instructions will be provided upfront at each location.

Registration        (must be full SPE member!)

  • German Section of SPE, until  Monday, April 10, 2017.
  • You need to let us know (need all for complete  registration):
    • First Name / Last Name / job title / company affiliation /
    • country of residence / e-mail / mobile ph. nr. with country code
    • arrival date / by: car, train, air / departure date / by: car, train, air?
    • participation in Mont Terry Rock Laboratory visit? / by bus , own car?
    • hotel Stücki or own booking? /  Night May 8 – 9?  / Night May 9 – 10?

Bring with you:   Personal ID, warm clothing and shoes for Mont Terri


Hotel Stücki
Badenstrasse 1
Basel, 4057