SPE Aberdeen Well Late Life and Well Abandonment Conference, 27 & 28 June 2018, AECC – call for abstracts now open.

Wednesday June 27, 2018 8:00 am - Thursday June 28, 2018 5:00 pm

“Managing Late Life Wells to Maximise Value & Optimise Abandonment”

Call for Abstracts – Deadline 31 January 2018

The SPE Aberdeen Late Life and Abandonment Conference is focused on maximising recovery from late-life wells, planning for abandonment, optimising abandonment operations and formulating what is required for post-abandonment monitoring. The conference, which is in its 8th year, will benefit from bringing together those specialising in the areas of production optimisation, well integrity and those focused on abandonment operations from major operators, service companies and regulators.

The workshop will promote the sharing of innovative practices in these areas and promote collaboration across the spectrum of late-life production and well abandonment.  Emphasis will be placed on best practice for maximising recovery, planning for abandonment and innovative abandonment solutions.

Attendees will hear about the latest updates to the OGUK Well Integrity and Well Abandonment Guidelines and ongoing work in production stewardship.  Representatives of regulators and operator practitioners will provide clarification of guidelines, with discussion sessions to address issues and concerns.  Active participation is expected.

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We would like to hear value demonstrations and case histories and are now inviting 200 word abstracts to build a strong technical programme from which we will select a series of 20 minute presentations on themes including, but not limited to:

Maximising Late-life Recovery / Stewardship

  • Cost effective well intervention and production enhancement – before abandonment becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy
  • How do we know if we are ready for a P&A Campaign?
  • Developing a subsurface isolation strategy – policies and strategies to be followed
  • When to do phased abandonment: pre- and post-CoP.
  • Opex and Abex decision making for facilities maintenance and interfaces.

Managing Late-life Well Integrity

  • Well integrity through to abandonment – annulus monitoring, annulus charging, surface casing failure, novel repairs, making wells safe
  • Managing non-standard wells – HPHT, PWRI, gas storage, carbon storage
  • Dealing with ageing and failures – systems to screen and monitor well integrity and risk assess failures
  • Hazard recognition and risk normalisation
  • Optimising well and facility maintenance based on well status

Planning for optimal Well Abandonment

  • Designing for low cost and efficient P&A execution
  • Utilising Subsurface expertise for barrier placement definition
  • Gathering the right data to help make execution decisions
  • Fit for purpose design, regulatory engagement, balancing standards and guidelines, ALARP principles

Best possible execution

  • Campaigns and their benefits
  • New Technology case histories and adding value by investing in solutions
  • Assembling the right project team for execution
  • Case histories and lessons learned
  • Cost effective technologies and methods for low cost post P&A monitoring

Abstracts will close in January 2018

To submit your 200 word abstract for consideration before the deadline, visit www.spe-uk.org or contact aberdeen.events@spe-uk.org or contact the events team on 01224 646311.  Please note, full SPE papers are not required. 



Event Sponsors:








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Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities. 


Discounts available for sponsoring both days.  All costs outlined exclusive of VAT.

All sponsorship opportunities will allow your logo to be positioned across all promotional materials, including SPE website, onscreen graphics and abstracts book.  Your company will also be recognised by the Conference Chair.  Additional benefits are outlined in each package below.

PLATINUM SPONSOR – one day – £2,500 / two days – £4,000

  • Opportunity to display an exhibition stand
  • Two complimentary delegate passes

EVENT SPONSOR – one day – £1,750 / two days – £2,750

  • Opportunity to display an exhibition stand
  • One complimentary delegate pass

LUNCH SPONSOR – one day – £750 / two days – £1,200

  • Logo displayed at catering points during lunch

BREAKFAST SPONSOR- one day – £500 / two days – £800

  • Logo displayed at catering points during breakfast

REFRESHMENTS SPONSOR – one day – £500 / two days – £800

  • Logo displayed at catering points during two refreshment breaks

NETWORKING RECEPTION SPONSOR – one day – £1,000 / two days – £1,600

  • One complimentary delegate pass
  • Two promotional banners displayed during reception

CAR PARK SPONSOR – one day – £1,000 / two days – £1,600

  • One complimentary delegate pass

DELEGATE BAG SPONSOR – one day – £1,500 / two days – £2,400

*These can either be provided in kind or can be sourced for you at a cost.

  • Logo on delegate bags together with the event logo

LANYARD SPONSOR – one day – £1,000 +VAT / two days – 1,600

*These can either be provided in kind or can be sourced for you at a cost.

  • Logo on lanyards together with the event logo

STATIONERY SPONSOR – one day – £750 / two days – £1,200

*Pens and pads can either be provided in kind or can be sourced for you at a cost.

  • Branded stationery issued to all delegates


The Conference will incorporate an industry led exhibition which will run alongside the main technical presentations. There will be ample opportunity for maximum interaction between exhibitors and delegates during the registration period, coffee breaks, lunch break and networking reception.

  • A basic exhibition space (approx. 3m wide x 2m deep) is suitable for a pop-up portable display stand or table top display. Two or more adjacent units can be combined to make a larger space
  • A floor plan for the exhibition will be distributed nearer the event date.
  • There will be free wireless access available to all delegates and exhibitors


  • One free delegate to attend the seminar (any additional attendees must register and pay as delegates)
  • Logo in event brochure issued to all delegates
  • One trestle table and two chairs will be provided per single unit


Please note that exhibitors will be required to hand carry or trolley exhibits and materials to the room. No heavy lifting/forklift facilities will be available.


Exhibition stands are available at a cost of £500 + VAT per single unit. Alternatively, you can pay £750 + VAT for a stand at both conferences.

Further Information – contact the conference organisers using the details below:

Suzanne Robertson        aberdeen.events@spe-uk.org