Worldwide industry event to feature RGL sand control education

June 25, 2019

Calgary hosts ATCE for the first time in history


Calgary, AB – June 25, 2019
– The Society of Petroleum Engineer’s 2019 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) attracts thousands of E&P professionals together annually, and RGL will be showcasing its Sand Control for Heavy Oil Development training course at the popular event. Known as the most influential industry event for innovations and technologies that shape the future of the industry, Calgary will be hosting for the first time 30 September–2 October.
ATCE attracts a large international audience intent on gaining knowledge about the latest trends, technologies, and best practices.  This year's event includes more than 300 technical papers in 57 sessions covering various sectors of E&P. This includes a strong focus on unconventional resources development, sustainability, and data analytics.
More than 25 courses are offered in conjunction with the conference. SPE only works with recognized experts to develop training courses covering a wide range of industry topics. Participants receive 0.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for one-day courses and 1.6 CEUs for two-day courses.
The Sand Control for Heavy Oil Development training course will be delivered by instructors Dr. Mahdi Mahmoudi and Dr. Vahid Fattahpour, recognized industry experts in their fields.
The course reviews fundamental sand control design for heavy oil development with a focus on cold primary production and thermal application. Mechanisms, applications, and challenges of various sand control options in both vertical and horizontal applications are explored. This course ensures focus on practical projects, requiring the participants to apply what they have learned by selecting, designing, and presenting the most appropriate sand control completion for several case study wells for both cold primary and thermal application. The course reviews several field failure examples and case studies to guide engineers to better understand the factors contributing to sand control failure and how they can operate their wells to minimize the failure potential.
The pre-event, one-day course runs on Sunday, 29 September from 8 am to 5 pm at the University of Calgary Downtown Campus.
To register for the course, visit

RGL Reservoir Management

RGL engineers and manufactures sand control and flow control products for highly challenging reservoirs. We use innovation and technology to build value for our customers by understanding their reservoirs and providing the right solution for long-term performance.

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