On behalf of the 2017 Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC), its sponsoring and supporting organizations and our Technical Program Committee, we invite you to register for the premier technical exchange event focused on the latest science and technology applied to exploration, appraisal, analysis and development of unconventional resources. URTeC is 24-26 July in Austin, Texas.
Our industry is beginning to recover from a long downturn and it's near stranglehold on unconventional reservoirs; the timing of this premier meeting on unconventional resource technology couldn't be better. In simple terms, the upstream industry has been given yet another opportunity to reinvent itself. Recognizing that the "shale revolution" had its origins with U.S. based initiative, creativity and innovation, the same tenacity that escalated the "shale revolution" to the "shale insurgency" will undoubtedly be at the core of the resiliency that will continue to provide the world with an affordable and stable energy supply.
With the reality of this global repositioning as a backdrop, we invite you to join us and our global community comprising members of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) and nine supporting societies:
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
- Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST)
- American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA)
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
- Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME)
- Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE)
- Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)
- The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)
More than ever before, our professional societies and their members must engage in cross-disciplinary dialog and collaboration to meet the challenges that characterize the future of our industry. To that end, URTeC 2017 has proactively worked to include as much content and participation as possible. The program includes more than 300 presentations — both Technical Presentations and ePapers Presentations — a Plenary Session, Core Exhibits, Networking Receptions, eight Short Courses, six Topical Breakfasts and Luncheons and an Exhibition of vendors ready to help you reduce costs and inject innovation into your business. As a bonus for 2017 we have incorporated the popular Operator's Forum, and several panels and special sessions into the body of the URTeC program.
URTeC is the one must-attend event in 2017 for unconventionals — we look forward to seeing you there!
Technical Program Co-Chairs
Tom Blasingame, Texas A & M University
Douglas Valleau, Strategia Innovation and Technology Advisors
Shawn Maxwell, Itasca, Microseismic and Geomechanical Evaluation