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Western Regional Meeting 2015

Registration for
2015 Western
Regional Meeting
is Now Open!

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Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to attend the 2015 SPE Western Regional Meeting, 27 – 30 April at the Hyatt Regency Orange County Hotel, Garden Grove, California, which is less than 10 minutes’ drive to Disneyland, Anaheim USA.

This year we have an exceptional and diverse program covering thermal, conventional and unconventional operations from Alaska to California. In addition to the 84 Technical presentations, the conference program includes 6 short courses and 3 Field Trips. 84 Technical presentations will be delivered by colleagues from California, Texas, Canada, Norway, Alaska, Pennsylvania and more. The program also includes an oil industry panel discussion which will present the views of industry leaders from several major operating and service companies.

The WRM 2015 program includes two former SPE presidents who will be teaching and sharing their experiences as well as a Keynote Address by the current 2015 SPE President, Helge Haldorsen. Helge will deliver the key note luncheon speech and handout the Regional Awards along with our Regional Director, Tom Walsh.

Given the diversity of technical topics and the presence of top talent within our industry, we hope that you will actively plan to participate in this year’s Western Regional Meeting. Stick around after the Conference and join your friends at the Los Angeles Basin Section's Annual Charity Golf Tournament on May 1st at the Los Serranos CC in nearby Chino Hills. This link takes you right to the registration site:

The Conference and Program committee look forward to seeing you all at the event.


Baldev Gill
City of Long Beach
Ted Frankiewicz
Spec Services
Andrei Popa
Technical Chairperson
Event Information and Agenda are shown below. You may also download it as a Word document or PDF.

Hotel and Meeting Information

Hotel Website and Address:
Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840, US

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Agenda for Western Regional Meeting, April 27th - 30th, 2015

Tue., April 28th

Short Courses

  1. “The Digital Engineer and the Unconventional Digital Oil Field” by Jim Crompton
  2. “Hydraulic Fracturing” by Mohabbat Ahmadi
  3. “Integrated Waterflood Asset Management” by Ganesh Thakur

Student Paper Competition – Lead Co-coordinators Iraj Ershaghi and Uduak Ntuk:

08:30am-10:00am BS Divsion
10:30am-12:30am MS Division
10:30am-12:30am MS Division
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch
01:30pm-3:30pm PhD division
05:00–08:00pm Dinner Banquet and awards ceremony
07:00–09:30pm Ice Breaker
Wed., April 29th

Technical Programs

07:45am-09:45am Oil Industry Panel Discussion from Alaska to California
10:00am-11:40am 01 Data Driven Analytics
10:00am-11:40am 02 Reservoir Description and Dynamics
10:00am-11:40am 03 Fracturing Technologies I
11:45am-01:15pm Keynote/Awards Luncheon
01:30pm-05:00pm 04 Health, Safety and Environment
01:30pm-05:00pm 05 Drilling I
01:30pm-05:00pm 06 Production Operations
06:00pm-09:00pm Ice Breaker