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SPE Oilfield Scale Symposium 
5 - 6 June 2024 | The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, Aberdeen, Scotland


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Engage with Innovators and Leaders within the Oilfield Scale Industry

While our understanding of the factors that influence inorganic scale formation and control are constantly improving, more extreme environments for hydrocarbon recovery continue to emerge. These environmental challenges include physical properties such as high pressure/temperature, high total dissolved solids and high pH, location in the form of deepwater wells with complex subsea architecture as well as unconventional long reach horizontal wells. These challenges are now combined with the demand to improve the sustainability of chemical program applied as we move into the energy transition period.

The Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Oilfield Scale Symposium has become recognised as one of the world’s leading gatherings for industry professionals and academics involved in the development, implementation and monitoring of controls applied to mitigate oilfield scale in upstream oil and gas production. This event offers an unrivalled opportunity for you to share and discuss challenges and solutions to inorganic scale control from fundamental research to hands on experience of tackling such trials in field applications.  The technical content is internationally renowned for its high quality and attracts delegates from across a broad spectrum of the global oilfield scale community.





We are thrilled to be hosting the SPE International Oilfield Scale Symposium at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel on 5-6th June 2024. 

Ideally located on the south side of the city, the hotel is just 3 miles from Aberdeen city centre, 15 minutes from Aberdeen International Airport and with fantastic transport links nearby, it is the perfect base from which to explore Aberdeen, the beautiful North East and the majestic Scottish Highlands. 

For more information, please view their website here:

Aberdeen Altens Hotel

  • Symposiums like SPE Oilfield Scale provide an opportunity for the global energy industry to come together to network, share and exchange ideas on the latest novel technologies and innovations that will help to shape the future of the ever-evolving energy market.
    Dr Caroline Simpson
    Technical Operations Manager, Scaled Solutions Ltd.
  • Being on the event committee provides an avenue to closely work with the next generation of scale experts and be at the fore-front of innovation in the industry. It also provides a means to inspire, support and educate the next generation via mentorship
    Cyril Okocha Ph.D
    Scale Specialist and Technology Scout, Clariant Corporation
  • Scale is one of the major Flow Assurance when handling water, be it in oil and gas, geothermal or other industries. As such, capturing early the challenges scaling might pose to wells or equipment allows to manage or mitigate risk. This event helps broadening the understanding of the topic, show case stories, or advancements in treatments. It also allows the younger generation engineers to learn about the subject and get an overview of the more recent developments.
    Stephan Hatscher
    Senior Advisor Well and Production Chemistry, Wintershall Dea Norge AS
  • The importance of hosting events like this within the industry is because it ensures the latest ideas are shared with both new and experienced members of the industry, it prevents old ideas/strategies being forgotten and time wasted "re inventing the wheel".
    Prof Myles M. Jordan
    Director Marketing, ChampionX
  • One of the biggest challenges facing the industry right now is the ability to attract enough high quality scientists and engineers. This event provides the opportunity to engage with fellow counterparts in industry and academia and to encourage future talent to emerge.
    Eric Mackay
    Professor, Heriot-Watt University
  • Scale control is a niche within the oil and gas Industry, hence few persons within each company work continuously with the topic. It is therefore very important that we as an industry manage to gather those persons together with suppliers to share experiences and knowledge.
    Kristian Sandengen
    Leading Advisor Well Chemistry, Equinor
  • It is important that industry professionals involved in managing scale meet to exchange knowledge on the latest research and field experiences. By attending this event, attendees will learn the latest development in scale management such as treatment and monitoring strategies. It is also very valuable to meet old and new industry contacts.
    Marius Stamnes
    VP Sales & Services, Scale Protection
  • Being on the symposium committee is a great honour, and it provides me more opportunities to network with industry experts and learn the latest technologies and developments within the industry.
    Chunfang Fan
    Scale and Hydrate Manager WH, SLB
  • The SPE international Oilfield Scale Symposium is one of the most influential events in the O&G industry for mineral scale control areas. It's important to attend events like this to listen and share experiences which help to serve the community and industry.
    Zhiwei (David) Yue, Ph.D.
    Sr. Scientific Advisor - Scale Control, Halliburton


The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit organization. Income from this event will be invested back into SPE to support many other Society programs.

When you attend an SPE event, you help provide even more opportunities for industry professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence. Scholarships, certification, the Distinguished Lecturer program, and SPE’s energy education program Energy4me® are just a few examples of programs supported by SPE.



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