Welcome to the ICoTA Europe Chapter

Abstracts open for November Conference

Taking place in November 2020, you can now submit your abstract for the SPE ICoTA 26th European Well Intervention Conference.

Pictured below: Steve Moir, 2020 Conference Chair and Bronson Larkins, 2020 Conference Co-Chair

20200221 I Co TA Dinner 055

This year's conference will focus on 'Maximising Economic Recovery through surveillance, collaboration. digital analysis and intervention technology'.

Taking place at Aberdeen's P&J Live on 18 and 19 November 2020, the conference is the largest and longest established of its kind in Europe. Companies are encouraged to submit abstracts for the conference, before 17 July 2020, on a range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Demonstrate the value of data gathering & surveillance to identify opportunities to the decision-makers
  • Low-cost optimisation techniques
  • Examples of well stimulation methods which use well intervention
    techniques, including pumping, chemicals and washes
  • How do you improve efficiency for well preparation and pre-rig work for Well Abandonments?
  • Examples of intervening in hostile corrosive environments – HP/HT/Deep wells/Heavy Oil
  • New technology options
  • Examples of Subsea Well Intervention using LWI
  • Examples of Remedial sand control
  • Examples addressing the risk of failure of an intervention or well reinstatement
  • How do you minimize your people and equipment footprints when accessing platforms?

Steve Moir, General Manager at BenchMark Wireline Products, will take on the role of Conference Chair in 2020, accompanied by Bronson Larkins, Managing Director of Wellvene, as Co-Chair.

Steve was Chair of the European Chapter in 2017/18 and remains a part of the association as a Director. He has worked in the well intervention industry for almost 25 years.

“The North sea has for decades been a driver solving challenges in the oil industry. With topics including data gathering and surveillance; low-cost well optimisation; stimulation; pre-rig work for well abandonment; and Subsea Well Intervention, the SPE/ICoTA conference gives you a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge and meet a highly-skilled network of leaders and professionals. I am personally excited to see the latest developments in wireline digital command fishing tools and to see who will win this year's Innovation Award, which is presented at the conference."

Bronson has also been working in the industry for around 25 years and brings experience from a range of offshore and onshore well intervention roles.

"Following on from the success of the 2019 conference, I very much look forward to discussing and learning more on how our industry is progressing from events over the past 5 years and how we are continuing to adopt a culture for more collaboration opportunities and knowledge sharing, whilst embracing new technologies and techniques to help underpin how we Maximise Economic Recovery within the UK. Having the opportunity to work for a wide range of great companies and learn from so many extremely knowledgeable and helpful individuals within the industry paved the way for me setting up my own company in 2017 and I hope the ICoTA network will continue to inspire those in the well intervention industry."

Find out more about the SPE ICoTA 26th European Well Intervention Conference through our dedicated conference page. Don't forget, you can also raise your profile at the conference through a range of sponsorship opportunities. Contact us for more information.