24-26 September 2018

Dallas, Texas, USA  

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center



Sunday, 23 September

Leadership Workshop

Section and Student Chapter leaders engage and share in a day focused on creating the best member experience. Attendees leave energized with ideas and a support network of fellow leaders. Those participating in this workshop have consistently been recognized as the best in SPE.

Student Meet and Greet

Connect with students and friends from around the world in the lead-up to ATCE. Special activities at this event help you meet and network with fellow students while learning some valuable skills from guest speakers.

Drilling Uncertainty Prediction Technical Section Symposium

The Drilling Uncertainty Prediction Technical Section is holding a half-day symposium. This important event will highlight the latest upcoming industry efforts, as well as technologies from outside the oil and gas space which could be adapted to drilling uncertainty prediction.

International Faculty Session

The International Faculty Session will present a report from the 2018 Petroleum Engineering Education Colloquium held in August. The focus will be on
modernizing the curriculum to meet the needs of universities and the industry.

SPE Leadership Opening Reception

All attendees are invited to the SPE Leadership Opening Reception. Attendees can kick off their ATCE 2018 experience and meet SPE leaders at this networking event.

Digital Energy Technical Section Dinner

The terms “digital asset” and “digital strategy” have permeated the industry, due to big data and the industrial internet of things. Many companies have
started to implement a variety of approaches to become more efficient and continue the digitization of the industry. Join SPE professionals and peers to hear as three operators share their experiences on the digital transformation journey.

Monday, 24 September

How to Write a Good Abstract

In an effort to assist authors submit their best papers to conferences and journals, SPE is offering a free 45-minute session on how to write an abstract. In this session, we will cover the basics within the abstract process along with how to effectively construct your abstract.

PetroBowl® Championship

ATCE’s most competitive event, the PetroBowl Championship, pitches SPE Student Chapter teams against each other in a series of quick-fire rounds, answering technical and nontechnical industry-related questions. Can UNAM keep hold of the trophy or will a new team take the top spot?

How to Write a Good Technical Paper

SPE is committed to helping authors submit their best possible paper to  conferences and journals. This free 45-minute session will cover the basic methods on how to write a good technical paper.

Opening General Session: Translating Big Data into Business Results

Senior executives will discuss the transformation of the E&P industry through big data, and specifically how to use big data to enhance safety and increase profitability.

Chairperson's Luncheon

Sara Ortwein, ATCE 2018 General Chairperson
President, XTO Energy

The upstream’s digitized future is upon us. As oil and gas companies race to identify and implement digital technologies, they must consider several key elements in the transformation, including the people needed to make it all work. Creating successful digital ecosystems will require companies to evolve and adapt to new cultures, skill sets, and mindsets in order to seamlessly integrate people and technology.

Welcome Reception

Join friends and colleagues on the exhibition floor to network with more than 280 exhibiting companies.

University Alumni Receptions

Several universities will hold alumni receptions in conjunction with ATCE 2018. These events provide excellent opportunities for attendees to visit and get reacquainted with old friends, and build new relationships with other professionals.

Tuesday, 25 September

Student Paper Contests: Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD Divisions

Watch the winning presentations from the regional Student Paper Contests while they compete for the international prize. Contests take place across three rooms for Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD divisions.

Business Management and Leadership Session I: Professionals Exemplify Integrity and Ethics

Facilitator: Susan Howes

Startup Village

SPE, in partnership with the Rice Alliance, is hosting an event showcasing emerging energy companies. Eligible companies will compete for prize money, followed by
afternoon discussions about building startups.

Expo Luncheon

Communications Skills Workshop

This workshop provides tips on communication methods vital for the modern global workplace. Explore different methods of communication, their pros and cons, and
how to ensure your message gets heard.

Student Awards Luncheon

A luncheon for students in which SPE will recognize the Outstanding Student Chapters, Petrobowl Winner, and International Student Paper Contest participants.

Business Management and Leadership Session II: Diversity

Facilitator: Maria Capello

Career Pathway Fair/Young Member Reception

This is your opportunity to meet industry professionals and find out what you need to know to get on the right direction in your career. Get one-on-one advice to help you get ahead. The fair will be followed by our Young Member Reception, where we will present the 2018 Student Paper Contest winners.

Happy Hour on the Exhibition Floor

Annual Reception and Banquet

Join us to celebrate key successes within SPE and the oil and gas industry as a whole. The Annual Banquet recognizes outstanding SPE members who have made
significant contributions to the industry.

Wednesday, 26 September

Energy4me® Teacher Workshop

Energy4me® High School Student STEM Event

Women in the Industry: Gender Diversity–Fueling the Future of Oil and Gas

Leaders from the industry will discuss critical career skills related to business management and leadership. Gain insights from this discussion to help advance your career and add greater value to your organization.

President’s Luncheon and Annual Meeting of Members

ATCE wraps up with a favorite tradition showcasing 2018 SPE President Darcy Spady’s presentation on new achievements at SPE and upcoming initiatives. Notable volunteers and award-winning SPE Sections will also be recognized, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet SPE Board members and 2019 SPE President Sami Al-Nuaim.

About the Conference

ATCE is SPE’s annual meeting of members and features groundbreaking papers and special technical events designed to accelerate the application of innovations in every technical discipline.


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