URTeC II Set for Denver

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

The technical program is now in place and registrations are being accepted for the second annual Unconventional Resources Technology (URTeC) Conference, which will be held Aug. 25-27 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

URTeC, hosted jointly by AAPG, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), is the industry’s only integrated event for unconventional resource teams.

The technical program boasts papers from petroleum engineers, geologists, geophysicists and other professionals dealing with innovations, best practices and experiences in integrated approaches for North American unconventional resource plays.

The event has been designed to fill 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.

 “URTeC was developed in response to the industry’s need to bring together geologists, geophysicists, engineers and business managers to gain a mutual understanding of each other’s roles and deploy an asset team approach to E&P operations,” said Luis Baez, co-chair of URTeC’s technical program committee.

And, the strength of that demand was reflected in the massive turnout and positive response to URTeC’s inaugural event last year: More than 4,300 individual members of the oil and gas industry and 173 exhibiting companies participated.

Following the event, 100 percent of survey respondents said they found it useful for their job and company and would recommend URTeC to a friend or colleague, and 100 percent said they felt that the underlying concept of the conference was critical to the advancement of the unconventional sector.

This year’s event will open with a plenary session lasting from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, Aug. 25. The plenary event will “explore the foundational scientific, technical and business technologies and practices” that in a multidisciplinary environment can “move the needle across the value chain of unconventional resource identification, assessment and monetization.”

The session’s moderator will be former AAPG executive director Rick Fritz, now with SM Energy. Panelists will include:

  • Robert Ryan, vice president-Global Development, Chevron.
  • Brad Holly, vice president–Rockies, Anadarko Petroleum.
  • Scott Key, chief executive officer, HIS.
  • Jay Ottoson, president and chief operating officer, SM Energy.
  • Tom Petrie, president, Petrie Partners.

For more information go to the URTeC website.

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