The Genesis Petroleum team made the trip to San Antonio, Texas, USA earlier this month to attend SPE’s Annual Technical Conference (Oct 9-11). As always, SPE’s premier conference gave us the unrivalled opportunity to network with global Oil & Gas industry heavyweights and emerging players, all while collecting deeper insights into the latest and cutting edge technological trends, especially in the area of ‘digital engineering.’

Some key themes of the conference this year included tackling economic and environmental sustainability, while a particular interest of ours was utilising existing equipment and processes more intelligently by exploiting advances in rapid data reporting and analysis.

‘In addition to adapting old technologies in new ways, the industry must come to terms with interpreting and incorporating data analytics into its day-to-day business operations, said Vicki Hollub, president and CEO of Occidental Petroleum Corporation during the opening day of ATCE. ‘That will continue to be an issue going forward…The challenge is putting all of the information together and using it.’

Genesis Petroleum Technologies CEO Carlos Damski was excited to join the team in attending ATCE 2017. ‘There’s nothing quite like the scale of this event, and the collective contribution of technical knowledge and resources to the industry each year by its attendees should be commended,’ he said. ‘It’s just not something you see so much in other industries.’

Genesis Petroleum Technologies would like to thank SPE, supporting organisers and sponsors, and all attendees big and small for making ATCE 2017 a fantastic experience, and well worth the trip from Perth, Western Australia!

ATCE is SPE’s annual meeting of members and features ground breaking papers and special technical events designed to accelerate the application of innovations in every technical discipline. Attendees come from around the world to ATCE to keep up with the latest technologies, industry best practices, and new product launches.