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The 21st Annual Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Technical Symposium is scheduled for Monday, August 21st, Tuesday, August 22nd, and Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center.  The Symposium is a joint effort between the Delta Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), New Orleans Geological Society (NOGS), and American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE).

Proceeds from the Symposium are used to support scholarships and other educational efforts promoted by the sponsoring societies.  Not only do these projects help maintain an awareness of the beneficial aspects of the oil and gas business, they also help to develop the necessary skills that we seek in the young professionals entering our professions.  Your support for the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Technical Symposium helps insure their continued success.

The overall goal of the symposium is to share knowledge, best practices, new technologies, and improvements to existing technologies with a focus on case studies.

The technical sessions will cover a wide array of topics including well completions and interventions, maritime, reservoir and economics, geoscience, drilling technology, production systems, HS&E, regulatory, pipelines  & infrastructure, student and young professionals, and emerging technologies.  Last year’s event attracted over 600 industry professional and students and featured over 60 technical presentations. Luncheons will feature two keynote speakers. A final plenary session involving a panel of deepwater leaders will close out the Symposium on Thursday afternoon. Throughout the conference, an exhibit hall will be available for participants to get first-hand exposure to industry technologies, services and presentations.



Exhibit hall


Exhibitor booths (8’x10’) are TBD.  Unlike last year, lunch is included with your registration payment for staff working in your booth, up to 4 people per booth.  If your company would like to exhibit at the Deepwater Symposium, or if you would like to obtain more information on this event, please contact:

Karen Armand 985.590.6425




To encourage symposium attendees to visit all of the exhibits, “Symposium Passports” covering all presentations, exhibitors and speakers will be issued.