RPSEA Ultra-Deepwater Technology Conference

Registration cost covers both days.

Pre-registration is encouraged, walk-ins welcome.



The RPSEA Ultra-Deepwater Program conducts research that targets technologies that are beneficial to offshore operators working in the Gulf of Mexico and other deepwater environments. The annual RPSEA UDW conference will be in Houston, Texas at the Norris City Center on September 3-4, 2014.

The mission of the Ultra-Deepwater (UDW) program is to identify and develop technologies, architectures, and methods that ensure safe and environmentally responsible exploration and production of hydrocarbons from the ultra-deepwater portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in an economically viable (full life cycle) manner. Ultra-Deepwater is defined as water depth that is equal to or greater than 1,500 meters (~5,000 feet). The program also includes technologies applicable to formations in the OCS deeper than 15,000 subsurface.

The Annual UDW conference presentations address the research results of 32 projects with topics ranging from autonomous underwater 3D laser imaging and deepwater monitoring technologies to improved cementing technologies, advanced seismic modeling; and design criteria for intervention, specialized materials, HTHP environments; as well as hurricane prediction. The projects focus on preventing safety risks and environmental protection of the marine ecosystem.

RPSEA's Ultra-Deepwater program aims for the integration of technologies that address the challenges of exploration for, or production of, natural gas or other petroleum resources located at ultra-deepwater depths. One of the goals of the research is to develop enabling technologies that help to lower overall cost and risks, and technologies that leapfrog over conventional strategies.

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch buffet and breaks on both days and a reception on September 3rd following the day's presentations. Parking is free at the Norris City Center.


Wed, Sep. 3 - Thu, Sep. 4, 2014
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Norris Conference Center - Houston/CityCentre
803 Town and Country Lane
Houston, TX 77024