Message from the Program Chairpersons We are pleased to invite you to the SPE Liquids-Rich Basins Conference—North America. This conference will be held at The Petroleum Club in Midland, Texas, USA on 13–14 September 2017. Liquids-rich basins development has become the forefront of the oil and gas industry over the past several years, primarily spurred by the decline of natural gas prices. The depressed commodity pricing has created a harsh operating environment which has challenged our industry to find innovative, creative ways to remain competitive. A new way of operating and decision-making is emerging, one that highlights data management and advanced field automation.