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The SPE-GCS ESP 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.


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2021 ESP Symposium Information and Registration



The 2021 SPE Electric Submersible Pumps (ESP) Symposium will be held 4 - 8 October 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 Chairperson

 Dear Colleagues,

Electric submersible pumps (ESPs) have been utilized in oil production since the early 1900s and remain an integral piece of production equipment to this day. ESP applications range from benign conventional high water cut wells, to some of the most challenging applications in the world.  As the frontiers of ESP utilization continue to challenge the limitations of technologies, it is important industry share knowledge, new technology, challenges and successes in order to drive innovation in the utilization of this important form of artificial lift.

The SPE Electric Submersible Pumps Symposium brings together ESP technical experts from around the world, both from operators and manufacturers, to share innovative information and ‘lessons learned’ solutions pertaining to ESP technology, production, and operations. The ESP Symposium brings together a strong technical program, a world-class exhibition showing and demonstrating the newest offerings from manufactures with live technical demonstrations, and multiple continuing education opportunities dedicated to ESP related equipment and applications.

This unique event is only held once every two years and is one of the very few industry events that is solely dedicated to ESPs.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, network and see firsthand the latest in ESP technology and industry knowledge. 

The program committee members look forward to seeing you in The Woodlands, Texas in May 2021. 


Lissett Barrios, Program Committee Chairperson
Shell Oil Company


2021 ESP Symposium Technical Program Technical Categories:  

  • Data Acquisition and Optimization
  • ESP Reliability Analysis
  • New ESP Technologies
  • Extreme Applications
  • ESP Thermal Operations
  • ESP Unconventional Applications
  • ESP Permanent Magnet Motors
  • ESP Surveillance and Optimization 


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


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2021 ESP Symposium Golf Tournment

Click here to find out more about the 2021 ESP Symposum Golf Tournment being held Fridfay, October 8, 2021 at the Gleannloch Pine Golf Club

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 Marketing
Secretary Candice Torregano None
Sales Cheri Vetter Sponsorship / Exhibits
Program Coordinator Barry Nicholson None
Director Geoffrey King A/V Coordinator
Director Richard J Delaloye Technical Demonstrations
Director Chase Dwiggins Technical Demonstrations
Program Coordinator Nils Van Der Stad None
Continuing Education Chuck Wheeler None
Director Alexander Gorlov Intl Promotions - Mid East
Director Euan Alexander Intl Promotions - Europe
Director Anastasia Musorina Intl Promotions - Russia
Director Danut Tudora Intl Promotions - Mid East
Director Octavio Castelloes Intl Promotions - S.A.
Social Activities Marisela Rojas Golf Tournament
Social Activities Keith Terretta Golf Tournament
Director Carol Grande None
Publicity Leon Waldner None

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