The SPE Gulf Coast Section Electric Submersible Pumps Symposium brings together technical experts from around the world to share innovative information and lessons learned, a world class exhibition showing and demonstrating the newest offerings from manufacturers, and multiple learning opportunities dedicated to ESP-related equipment and applications.

The 2021 SPE Electric Submersible Pumps (ESP) Symposium will be held 10–14 May 2021 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas, USA covering a wide range of topics pertaining to ESP technology, operation, application, production, and reliability. 


About this Symposium

The SPE Electric Submersible Pump Symposium, previously known as the ESP Workshop, has been in existence since 1982. In its history, professionals from 24 countries have attended to gain knowledge via technical papers, breakout sessions, expert panel sessions and continuing education.

Exhibitors from around the world display their technology and present their products and services in the exhibit hall.  Experts in ESPs are easily accessible and open to sharing their knowledge and experiences through breakout sessions and panels.  With four days of knowledge sharing, attendees will be exposed to a wide range of ESP topics, from a basic understanding to an in-depth expert analysis.   An open format promotes camaraderie and networking, making the SPE Electric Submersible Pump Symposium a great learning experience for all levels. 

Message From The Program Committee


Planning for the 2021 ESP Symposium is now beginning.  Over the next few months the Program Committee will be recruiting the for volunteers for the Technical Committee.  If you are interested in participating on the Technical Committee please contact Lissett Barrios, Committee Chair at


Call for Papers

Call for papers is not yet open for this event.  It is anticipated that the call for papers will follow a similar set of categories as the 2019 event:

  • New ESP Technologies
  • ESP Operation / Optimization
  • ESP Subsea
  • ESP High Temp
  • Gassy well applications / operations
  • Viscous applications / operations
  • ESP Unconventional Applications
  • ESP Reliability Analysis
  • Alternative ESP Deployment
  • ESP Field Studies / Surveillance
  • ESP Power Supply / Quality
  • Managing ESP in Low Cost Environment
  • Data Management

Sponsorship Information

The SPE Electric Submersible Pumps Symposium offers unique and customized sponsorship opportunities to enhance your company image and showcase your products and services throughout the event.

For more information, contact Cheri

2019 ESP Symposium Summaries

Summaries of the 4 Technical Break-out Session as well as the summaries of the Technical papers presented at the 2019 ESPS can be found using these links:


2019 Technical Breakout Session Summaries

2019 Technical Paper Presentation Summaries





Position Name Phone
Chair Lissett Barrios None
Vice Chair Jeff Dwiggins None
Past Chair Leon Waldner None


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