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The Integrated Event for Unconventional Resource Teams

The Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) is a premier event focused on the latest science and technology applied to exploration and development of unconventional resources, with special emphasis on integration of the technical/professional disciplines.

URTeC continues to be the best opportunity you'll have to exchange information, formulate strategic ideas, and solve problems to manage and optimize your unconventional resource plays.

In 2020 URTeC entered the digital space, responding proactively to COVID-19 and low energy prices, with an innovative virtual event featuring more than 250 technical talks, panel discussions, and team presentations. In 2021, URTeC implemented a fully hybrid meeting format with an in-person aspect at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas along with a dynamic online experience.

2022 marked the tenth anniversary of URTeC with a fully in-person meeting in Houston, Texas that rebounded with an overwhelming success. The event gathered more than 4,000 attendees from around the globe while featuring more than 330 technical presentations, and 160 exhibitors showcasing the latest technology and services.

URTeC is excited to announce that the 2024 meeting is returning to the George R. Brown Convention Center, in Houston, Texas, 17–19 June. Plan now to attend and help celebrate what the collaboration and integration of our multiple disciplines has achieved across the unconventional sector over the years.

URTeC is comprised of three sponsoring organizations:

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)

Plus three endorsing organizations:

  • American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA)
  • Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE)
  • Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)

This combination of the world’s leading professional societies has brought both depth and breadth to the technical base of the conference which has attributed to the URTeC’s collaborative platform and innovation exchange sustaining and propelling our industry’s ongoing success.



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