A call for papers has been issued for the inaugural Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC), a joint venture that will bring together for the first time the key disciplines and technologies engaged in the development of North American unconventional resource plays.
URTeC, sponsored by AAPG, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, will be held Aug. 12-14 in Denver.
Organizers are seeking papers from petroleum engineers, geologists, geophysicists and other professionals interested in sharing innovations, best practices and experiences in integrated approaches for North American unconventional resource plays.
The event, organizers say, fills the unique need for a peer-reviewed, science-based unconventional resources conference that will take an asset team approach to development of unconventional resource plays – similar to how oil and gas professionals work in today’s market.
Papers will be accepted through Nov. 15.
The program includes 20 themes applicable to unconventional resources and appeals to engineers, geologists and geophysicists, including:
The three technical program co-chairs are AAPG Honorary Member and past president Steve Sonnenberg, with the Colorado School of Mines; AAPG member Ken Beeney, with Devon Energy; and Luis Baez, with BG Group.
“The combined power of these three leading scientific organizations means URTeC has the potential to be the most substantial inter-society collaboration since the Offshore Technology Conference began in the 1960s,” they write.