WRM 2019

Thriving Through Change; Innovation, Analytics, and Sustainability
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      Register for WRM 2019 and/or short courses
     Reserve a hotel room with WRM 2019 special rates
      Book a flight to San Jose airport (SJC) with WRM 2019 special rates

Message from Chair 

Dear Colleagues

Registration for the 2019 SPE Western Regional Meeting is now open. Please use the links above to register for the conference and make your hotel reservation. The 2019 SPE Western Regional Meeting promises to present an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest technical developments in areas of technology of significant interest to petroleum engineers at this time. The meeting will be at the capital of Silicon Valley where considerable work in the areas of big data, data analytics, and digital transformation in cooperation with the petroleum engineering community is underway and will be prominently featured in our program. Of course, our traditional areas of interest drilling and completion, formation evaluation, production, reservoir, facilities, health safety and the environment will provide the core of the program. Special areas of technology like heavy oil, thermal recovery, geothermal operations, and innovations will be part of the highlights of the program.

In addition to the technical program, networking with and learning from fellow SPE members, the meeting will include two panel discussions on Digital Transformation and Sustainability and Regulatory Issues, a comprehensive list of short courses, field trips, and keynote presentations by industry leaders including SPE 2020 president Shauna Noonan.

Your SPE Golden Gate Section colleagues are looking forward to hosting you during this meeting.

f9e21dc7-fda3-40a4-b426-2036f5967bbc.jpgMedhat (Med) Kamal
Conference General Chair
2019 WRM

Conference Registration Information 

To register for the WRM 2019 Conference, click the link below:
Click here to register online
Download the conference attendee expense sheet here

Conference Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose      Address: 2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose, CA 95110
WRM Special Rates Reservation Link

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose    Address: 2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose, CA 95110

In the heart of Silicon Valley in vibrant San Jose, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose is less than a half-mile from San Jose International Airport and 45 minutes from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). This location is just one hour south of San Francisco and north of Monterey/Carmel. Take the complimentary hotel shuttle to and from the airport, and check your flight status or print boarding passes in the hotel lobby. Valet and self-parking are also available at the hotel.

Our spacious guest rooms, the largest in Silicon Valley at 450 sq. ft., offer room to spread out comfortably. Enjoy contemporary design, spacious layouts with dual vanity sinks, private balconies, and convenient amenities such as wired and wireless internet access and remote guest room printing. Families will appreciate the extra space, along with cribs that are available on request.

A variety of superb dining experiences are yours at this San Jose hotel, including exquisite steaks and chops at Spencer’s restaurant or decadent sushi at the Sushi Bar. The fitness center, swimming pool and whirlpool offer great facilities for working out and rejuvenation.

WRM Special Rates Reservation Link

Flight Discount Information 

SPE has negotiated discounts from 2% to 10% off published fares with United Airlines and we have added flights to SJC for the WRM.  To take advantage of this offer:

     Choose your flight times at united.com.
     Click on All Search Options, Promotions and Certificates and insert Offer Code  ZFRY388239 .

Joint Venture Star Alliance partners (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, Brussels Air) and Air Canada are also included in this program. A reservation for these partners must be completed through united.com.

Sponsorship Information 

Dear Potential Sponsors,

We are pleased to announce the availability of Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2019 SPE Western Regional Meeting. Engineers, geoscientists, and IT professionals from the Western Region and beyond will provide an exciting opportunity to exchange ideas on a broad range of geoscience and engineering topics. technical program, two panels, blended with the networking, marketing, and socializing opportunities provided by the exhibition will make this an event to put on your calendar.

The value of your participation can be further enhanced by becoming a Corporate Sponsor of the Regional Meeting. You do not have to sign up for booth space to be a corporate sponsor. Your financial support will directly benefit the petroleum engineering and educational communities in the SPE Western Region.

Please see the attached list of Activity Specific Sponsorship Opportunities, as well as the benefits that come with sponsoring our meeting. Sponsorship will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis. To find out more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Viet Hoang at hoanviet@gmail.com or (925) 360- 6217.


Viet Hoang, Sponsorship Chair

Click Here for Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibitor Information 

Dear Potential Exhibitor,

I’m pleased to announce the availability of exhibitor booth space for the 2019 WRM. Your decision to exhibit will allow you to display your company’s products and services to a concentrated group of industry managers and decision-makers.  This is a great opportunity to introduce new products and services, acquire valuable new sales leads, interact directly with customers, and establish or solidify relationships with key buyers.

I strongly encourage you to become an exhibitor at the 2019 WRM. Please contact me at JLilien@chevron.com if you have any questions or need further info.


Jonathan Lilien, Exhibition Chair

Click Here for Vendor Registration

Panel Discussion

Digital Transformation Panel: Maximizing value from digital innovation
Wednesday, 04/24/19, 08:00 am -09:45 am, Room  Oak/Fir
Michelle Pflueger, GM Digital Innovation & Acceleration, Chevron        View Bio
Marina Trinca Vespan, SIS Business Development Manager, Schlumberger        View Bio
Roland Horne, Thomas Davies Barrow professor & senior fellow at the Precourt Institute, Stanford University        View Bio
Arno Van den Haak, AWS WorldWide Business Dev. Oil & Gas, Amazon        View Bio
Bruce Niemeyer, Vice President of Corporate Strategic Planning, Chevron        View Bio

Regulatory Issue Panel: Emerging regulatory, stakeholder, and technology trends in air quality and climate change
Thursday, 04/25/19, 08:00 am -09:45 am, Room  Oak/Fir
Jonathan Lilien, Enterprise Health Environmental Safety Sponsor, Chevron        View Bio       
Scott Anderson, Senior Policy Director, Environmental Defense Fund        View Bio
Adam Brandt, Associate Professor, Stanford University        View Bio
Karen Magliano, Division Chief, Office of Community Air Protection, California Air Resources Board        View Bio
Megan Silva, Environmental & Regulatory Manager, Aera Energy        View Bio



Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 04/23/19, Exhibit Hall, 5 pm - 7 pm
Everybody is welcome! 

Award Luncheon

Wednesday, 04/24/19, 12 pm -1:30 pm, Room Cedar
Shauna Noonan, 2020 SPE President, Chief of Artificial Lift Engineering, Occidental Petroleum Corporation     View Bio

Keynote Luncheon

Petroleum Engineers: Building a Resilient and Sustainable Energy Future
Thursday, 04/25/19, 12 pm -1:30 pm, Room Cedar
Todd Stevens, President and Chief Executive Officer, California Resources Corporation     View Bio


Student Paper Contest

Tuesday, 04/23/19, 8 am - 5 pm
Room: Oak
View program schedule

Short Courses

The following short courses will be offered in conjunction with the SPE WRM2019 that will take place at the DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose, CA. These training classes will be held on Monday and Tuesday (April 22 and 23), while the Regional Meeting will start on Wednesday (April 24). You do not have to register for the Regional Meeting to attend these classes, but we encourage you to do so. Please select "Short Courses or Field trip only" in the Registration Type if you wish not to attend the conference. 

Short Courses

Monday, 04/22/19 
Applied Statistical Modeling and Data Analytics for Reservoir Performance Analysis by Srikanta Mishra (SPE Distinguished Lecturer.)
Length: 1-day 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Registration: $500 for all and $250 for students
Room: Pine

Tuesday, 04/23/19
Naturally Fractured Reservoir Characterization 
by Wayne Narr
Length: 1-day 8 am to 5 pm
Registration: $500 for all and $250 for students
Room: Fir

Oil and Gas Pipelines, Facilities and California Regulatory Requirements Sponsored by DOGGR Staff
Length: 1-day 8 am to 5 pm
Registration: $250 for all and $100 for students
Room: Pine