Welcome Letter


As chairperson of the 2018 SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, it is my honour and pleasure to invite you to participate in this specialised event that will be held on 10–12 December 2018 in Kuwait. The development and recovery of the worldwide vast reserves of heavy oil will involve a number of environmental and economic challenges, where cost optimisation and management will be key success factors. This conference will be dedicated to this crucial topic, under the theme "Cost Optimisation: The Key to Unlocking Heavy Oil Success." The state of Kuwait is propelling one of the most important investments in the world in heavy oil - to develop the reserves of the country - in alignment with the 2040 strategy of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation.