URTeC Meets Industry Need for Collaborative Learning Platform.

        URTeC Meets Industry Need for Collaborative Learning Platform.

2014 Event to be Held 25-27 August in Denver, CO

PR Newswire

TULSA, Okla., May 28, 2014

TULSA, Okla., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Petroleum
Engineers (SPE), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and
the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) have announced the 2014
conference program for the 2^nd annual Unconventional Resources Technology
Conference (URTeC) to be held 25-27 Augustat the ColoradoConvention Center
in Denver, CO.

A collaborative vision of these three leading professional societies, URTeC is
one of the industry's only events providing an integrated, science-based
technical program that unites the key disciplines and facilitates collective
learning. URTeC's unique platform focuses exclusively on the intersection
point of all asset team members with a horizontal look at the technologies,
emerging trends and best business practices that affect the successful
development of unconventional plays.

"URTeC was developed in response to the industry's need to bring together
geologists, geophysicists, engineers and business managers to gain a mutual
understanding of each other's roles and deploy an asset team approach to E&P
operations," said Mr. Luis Baez, Co-chair of URTeC's Technical Program
Committee. "This year's technical program will bring

together thought leaders and experts across the unconventional sectors for
three days of in-depth discussion about the topics surrounding the
sustainability and continued expansion of the unconventional market."

The kick-off Plenary Session will feature an exceptional panel of subject
matter experts from the industry — one that represents the breadth and
diversity of SPE, AAPG and SEG — who will discuss the opportunities, issues
and challenges that must be addressed before returns can be maximized in this
new integrated space.

Panelists include:

  oRobert Ryan, Vice President Global Development, Chevron
  oBrad Holly, Vice President Rockies, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  oScott Key, Chief Executive Officer, IHS
  oJay Ottoson, President and Chief Operating Officer, SM Energy
  oTom Petrie, President, Petrie Partners
  oW. F. "Rick" Bott Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer, Continental

This session will set the stage for the URTeC Technical Program that will
explore in detail how multidisciplinary integration can lead to
state-of-the-art breakthroughs, pragmatic prospecting and assessment tools,
and optimized development and value creation. The 2014 conference program,
developed by an interdisciplinary committee comprised of industry leaders from
every aspect of the unconventional sector, will feature multi-themed technical
sessions including 189 oral sessions, 117 ePapers, 27 team presentations,
topical breakfasts and luncheons, and interactive panel sessions. Specific
themes to be discussed include: completion techniques, artificial lift,
imaging unconventional reservoir pore systems, microseismic fracture mapping,
multi-discipline data integration, reserves forecasting and estimation, a
variety of regional case studies, formation evaluation, inorganic
geochemistry, emerging plays and more. Within each theme, multiple sessions
will be presented on relevant topics and issues.

URTeC's inaugural event was launched in 2013 and attracted more than 4,300
attendees and 173 exhibiting companies. The 2014 event expects an attendance
exceeding 5,000 professionals and more than 200 exhibiting companies.

For full conference program details and registration information, visit
www.urtec.org. Registration is now open with discounted early bird rates
available before 14 July, 2014.

About SPE
SPE is the largest individual-member organization serving managers, engineers,
scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the
oil and gas industry. SPE's vision is to enable the global oil and gas E&P
industry to share technical knowledge needed to meet the world's energy needs
in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. For more information, visit

About AAPG
Since its founding in 1917, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
has been a pillar of the worldwide scientific community. AAPG provides
publications, conferences, and educational opportunities to geoscientists and
disseminates the most current geological information available to the general
public. For more information, visit www.aapg.org.

About SEG
The Society of Exploration Geophysicistsis a not-for-profit organization that
promotes the science of applied geophysics and the education of geophysicists.
SEG's mission is connecting, inspiring, and propelling the people and science
of geophysics. It provides its members with a variety of resources designed to
further their success in the geophysics community. For more information,
visit www.seg.org.

SOURCE Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC)

Website: http://www.urtec.org
Contact: Samantha Knowlton, Marketing Manager, URTeC, 918-560-2618
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