Western Regional Meeting 2018

Conference Info

Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to attend the 2018 Western Regional Meeting, 22-26 April 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County Hotel, Garden Grove, California – which is less than a 10-minute drive to Disneyland USA.

This year we are expecting to have an exceptional and diverse program covering thermal, conventional and unconventional operations from Alaska to southern California – and beyond. Between 80 and 90 technical papers will be presented at the conference. The program will include a Key Note address by The SPEI President, Darcy Spady and Panel Discussions involving Industry Executives along with state, local, and Federal regulators.

The Conference will also include several general interest field trips and a suite of 1-day and 2-day short courses which address topics of particular interest to attendees – more information on the field trips and short courses will be available later in 2017 so they can be considered as you make plans to attend.

Given the diversity of technical topics which will be addressed (see the Call for Papers page of this web site) and the top talent that will be present from our industry, we hope you will actively plan to attend the WRM 2018.

Conference Committee

Ted Frankiewicz
Spec Services
WRM 2018 Co-Chair
Baldev Gill
City of Long Beach
WRM 2018 Co-Chair
Andrei Popa
SPEI Regional Director
Western North America Region

Call for Papers

Abstracts Must Be Submitted by October 12, 2017

SPE Western North America Regional Meeting
April 22 – 26, 2018


The Los Angeles Basin Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers invites the submission of proposals for papers to be presented at the 2018 SPE Western North America Regional Meeting. The meeting will provide an opportunity for operators, suppliers, contractors, and service company personnel to network and share ideas and information about improving operations and economics. Proposals are sought for papers sharing fundamental/applied research, technical innovations, case histories and lessons learned. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Well Interventions
  • Coiled Tubing Drilling
Production and Operations
  • Heavy Oil & Thermal Recovery
  • Facility Integrity and Operating Life Extension
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques & Technology
  • Formation Damage Evaluation and Mediation
  • ICDs and other Advanced Completion Technologies
Projects, Facilities and Construction
  • Water Treatment, Beneficial Use, Recycle, Disposal Options
  • Mature Field Optimization & Operations
  • Pipeline Operations and Maintenance
  • Steam Generation and Injection
Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility
  • Regulatory Compliance in a Changing World
  • Digital Security – Concerns and Solutions
Reservoir Description and Dynamics
  • Reservoir Characterization from Wells and Seismic to Model
  • Modelling Excellence: Reservoir performance and monitoring
  • Low Salinity Water Flooding
  • Advances in Seismic Techniques
Plagiarism Check Statement

In an effort to further improve SPE’s technical quality standards, all submitted conference papers will be checked for plagiarism.

Management and Information
  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation
  • The Digital Oilfield and Utilization of Big Data
General Topics
  • Unconventional Resources
  • Case Histories / Lessons Learned
  • Technology: Innovations, Trials, and Implementations

Complete technical papers will be included in the SPEI Online library OnePetro,
a multi-society library that covers a broad range of E&P literature.
Attendees will have full-forever access to papers presented at this conference.

Program Committee

Steve Shryock
Chevron - Retired
Program Committee Co-Chair
Med Kamal
Program Committee Co-Chair

Exhibitor Information

We’ll provide information about exhibiting at the Conference during the 1st week of October.

Sponsorship Information

We’ll provide information about exhibiting at the Conference during the 1st week of October.

Conference Registration Information

On-Line Conference Registration will OPEN in early November.