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Dear Friends,

Welcome to URTeC 2021. Whether you’re reading this letter in the printed program guide or as a PDF online, we’re very happy to have you with us. Our hybrid event will mark the first time many of us will be together in-person since the close of URTeC 2019 – nearly two years ago. And while we’re thrilled to be delivering great content and networking both in Houston and online, we’re particularly excited about getting back to business, greeting old friends, and catching up on our experiences in the session rooms, exhibit hall, hotels, and area restaurants.

The program this year is as diverse and strong as ever. In fact, the hybrid format allowed our theme committees to select and retain the highest scoring talks regardless of a speaker’s ability to travel. This means you’ll experience and have access to more than 250 presentations focused on collaboration and integration between the subsurface G&G disciplines, geomechanics, formation evaluation, wellhead design, completion design, enhanced recovery, production forecasting and the environmental, social, and corporate governance factors thatwill help you achieve long-term success.

The exhibition is strong with 140+ companies in the convention center and online – featuring the latest in technology and services to help you safely produce more for less with an eye to environmental stewardship. The new online platform – accessible to all conference registrants – includes enhanced options to request meetings and personal demos whether you’re in the exhibit hall or in the office. Be sure to create a personal profile and use the platform for maximum benefit. In addition, a mix of topical breakfast and lunch talks will be available whether you eat at your desk or want to grab a bite between sessions at the Brown.

We should note that URTeC will occupy a new space in the calendar in 2022 – 20–22 June in Houston. As you know, the industry’s events schedule has changed significantly post-covid and the new timing will help us avoid conflicts with other important events. Please mark the dates and plan to speak and/or attend.

URTeC is a forum where pros engaged in all aspects of the E&P lifecycle come together to innovate, integrate, and advance understanding to create value. This conference remains the best opportunity you’ll have to exchange information, formulate strategic ideas, and solve problems to manage and optimize your unconventional resource plays.

Thank you for attending. We hope you’ll enjoy the conference – whether onsite or online.


Technical Program Co-Chairs


Jay Stratton

Co-Chair (SPE)


Stephanie Perry

Co-Chair (AAPG), GeoMark Research Ltd.


Scott Singleton

Co-Chair (SEG), Independence Resources Management


Johannes Alvarez

Co-Chair Elect (SPE), Chevron