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Unconventional Resources Technology Conference — a multidisciplinary event from SPE, AAPG and SEG

Tulsa, OK, February 22, 2012: Three of the world’s leading oil and gas professional societies will launch the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) 12-14 August 2013 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. A joint venture between the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), URTeC will for the first time bring together the key disciplines and technologies engaged in the development of North American resource plays.

“URTeC will offer multidisciplinary technical and applied science sessions of broad interest,” said Ganesh Thakur, SPE 2012 President “and the accompanying exhibition will showcase cutting-edge developments in applications such as horizontal drilling, fracture technology, testing, logging and geophysics.”

“Successful resource plays demand a multidisciplinary approach; it’s the way we’re all working,” said SEG President Bob Hardage. “Geology, geophysics and engineering are essential components, but individual expertise is no longer enough. In order to effectively develop these resources, our members must collaborate across disciplines. URTeC is designed to support that objective.”

The URTeC concept was developed with direction from an industry advisory group led by representatives from Chesapeake, Devon, Anadarko, Shell, Statoil, ConocoPhillips, Schlumberger and many others.

“The oil and gas industry has been encouraging AAPG, SPE and SEG to collaborate in this area for some time,” said Paul Weimer, AAPG President. “Although our societies frequently work together, URTeC may rank as our most significant joint venture in the United States since we all joined the Offshore Technology Conference in the late 1960s.” Collectively, the three societies represent more than 170,000 members worldwide.

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About the Societies 

Society of Petroleum Engineers – SPE serves more than 104,000 members in 123 countries. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, conferences, workshops and forums.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
American Association of Petroleum Geologists – AAPG is the largest organization for the advancement of geosciences worldwide, fostering scientific research and cutting-edge technology. The Association serves more than 30,000 members in 120 countries.
Society of Exploration Geophysicists – SEG promotes the science of exploration geophysics and related fields, including applications and research, fosters the common scientific interests of geophysicists, and maintains a high professional standing among its members. The Society, which has members in 138 countries, fulfills its mission through its publications, conferences, forums, website, and educational opportunities. 

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The integrated learning platform focused exclusively on the intersection point between engineers, geoscientists, land men and all asset team members to produce successful unconventional plays.

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