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A processing fee of USD 105 will be charged for cancellations received before the registration deadline 7 January 2019. For cancellations received after the registration deadline, 7 January 2019, 25% refund will be made to the registrant. No refund on cancellations received within seven days prior to the workshop dates, i.e. on or 30 January 2019. No refund will be issued if a registrant fails to attend the workshop. SPE Middle East, Africa, and South Asia will assist in providing a visa invitation letter, upon request in writing, to confirmed registrants after receiving full payment of registration fees.
Global oil and gas markets are faced by increased volatility, uncertainty with regards to supply and demand and ongoing geopolitical developments. After decades of stability and tranquillity, Middle Eastern National Oil Companies (NOCs) seem to be heading for pivotal changes. They are now set to be the real instruments of the diversification efforts ongoing. NOCs privatisation or IPOs, re-emergence of OPEC, geopolitical events, and renewable energy are the main themes currently talked about in the region.
Two days of informal discussions prompted by selected keynote presentations and discussions. Workshops maximise the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices. The majority of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements, and lessons learnt. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and the press is not invited to attend.
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 10-12 December 2018 in Kuwait. The development and recovery of the worldwide vast reserves of heavy oil in the world 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." This event will be the right venue to enhance your network and awareness of the great accomplishments of Kuwait associated with the vibrant development plans in implementation for Umm Niqa and South Ratqa Fields, in several ways unique in the world. The conference will be focused on cost optimisation, a key element vital to unlock the success of heavy oil projects.