SPE EuALF: Platform for Latest Artificial Lift Techniques Discussions

The global artificial lift market is experiencing a growth of around 9.5% per annum as a result of an increased usage by operators looking to extend field life and increase production. The 2014 SPE European Artificial Lift Forum, which takes place in Aberdeen next month, presents a timely opportunity for professionals working in this sector to come together and discuss the latest techniques being used.

SPE EuALF: Platform for Latest Artificial Lift Techniques Discussions
John Blanksby of EnQuest, the committee chair for EuALF 2014

The two-day conference and exhibition, scheduled during 16-17 June, will see practitioners from Europe and further global locations, come together to discuss technologies including electric submersible pumps, gas lift and hydraulic submersible pumps.

Ingolf Soreide, vice-president and head of the Mariner Development Project for Statoil will give this year’s keynote address. Conference presenters represent major companies within the oil & gas industry, including Apache, BP, Baker Hughes, EnQuest, Fairfield Energy, GE Oil & Gas, Talisman-Sinopec and Schlumberger. The programme will highlight techniques to improve productivity, case studies and lessons learned.

John Blanksby of EnQuest, the committee chair for EuALF 2014, said: “The majority of the world’s oil and gas production relies upon artificial lift in order to extend the life of mature assets and increase production. Billions of pounds are spent on artificial lift technologies each year and it is crucial that the oil & gas industry shares best practice, working towards the common goal of maximising production.”

Companies operating within the artificial lift arena will also showcase services available to the oil & gas industry at an exhibition running alongside the conference.

Anthony Onukwu, chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Aberdeen Section, said: “EuALF is a well-established, successful event in the oil & gas industry calendar and we have seen delegate numbers increase significantly since the first event in 1990.

“If you work in artificial lift and want to update your knowledge or are looking for an introduction to the subject, then EuALF is an event not to be missed.”

A one-day pre-conference training course will also take place on 16 June. The course, which has been designed for production and reservoir engineers and operations staff involved in artificial lift, will examine practical design and diagnosis using commercial software.

Press Release, May 16, 2014