12–14 October 2020 | Houston, Texas, USA

George R. Brown Convention Center, co-located with SEG



Press Registration

Members of the working press, who meet SPE’s criteria, receive complimentary registration to the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Please carefully read the criteria before applying.

  • Complimentary media registration is available only to members of the working press who are writing articles or producing broadcast coverage about ATCE (examples include reporter, editor, publisher, photojournalist, freelance writer*).
  • Titles that will not be eligible include PR or marketing representative, account executive, corporate media relations staff, advertising sales, president, CEO, and other non-editorial roles.
  • Journalists must be employed by a news organization that covers the oil and gas industry.
  • To ensure a secure conference, government-issued photo identification is required.

* Freelance writers must have a documented assignment from a specific news organization to receive media registration. Freelancers are required to provide proof of at least two bylined articles written within the past year for an assigned news organization that covers the oil and gas industry. SPE will contact you for this documentation.

To register as press, complete the online form below. Once SPE reviews and approves, you will receive an email confirming your registration.

Register as Press

View Current Press List

Kurt Abraham, Gulf Energy Information
Tim Beims, American Oil & Gas Reporter
John Donnelly, SPE
Linda Hsieh, IADC
Neil McNaughton, The Data Room
Brian Parks, IADC
Brian Walzel, Hart Energy

Media Guidelines for Photography and Audio/Video Recording

No audio recording, video recording, or photography is allowed without SPE’s permission. All journalists seeking to do any of these things must register as press and check in at the ATCE press room.

Media Access to Ticketed Events

Media are allowed to cover ticketed ATCE events without a ticket but are not offered a meal. We attempt to provide chairs for the media, but some events may be sold out and offer standing room only on a first-come, first-served basis.

SPE will not provide media with complimentary tickets to any of the special events; however, you may purchase a ticket to an event.

Press Room – Room 104, Level 1, BMO Centre

Members of the press will register or pick-up their badge in the press room. It is also the check-in location for photographers and videographers. The press room also offers a quiet workspace with complimentary internet access.

The press room will be open during the following times:

Monday, 30 September | 0730–1700
Tuesday, 1 October | 0730–1700
Wednesday, 2 October | 0730–1700

Press Conferences

There are currently no press conferences scheduled at this time.


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