The SPE Electric Submersible Pumps (ESP) Symposium will be held 13–17 May 2019 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. 

You are invited to share your technical innovations and accomplishments by submitting a paper proposal for consideration. Your submission must be received by Friday, 24 August 2018.

This event will feature training courses created to enhance the technical program.  Develop your expertise by attending a training course.  Find Out More…

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 1900’s 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 that industry professionals share knowledge, challenges, and successes in order to drive innovation in the use of this important form of artificial lift.

The SPE Gulf Coast Section Electric Submersible Pumps Symposium brings ESP technical experts from around the world together - both from operators and manufacturers - to share innovative information and lessons learned pertaining to ESP technology, production, and operations. The symposium brings together a strong technical program, a world class exhibition showing and demonstrating the newest offerings from manufacturers, and multiple training 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 2019. 



Leon Waldner

Submission Deadline for Papers - 1 August 2016


Call for Papers Topic Categories: 

  • 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

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


Learn more about the ESP Symposium HERE



Position Name Phone
Chair Leon Waldner
Vice Chair Lissett Barrios
Program Chair Carol Grande Executive Event Director
Secretary Candice Torregano Secretary/Catering/Treasurer
Program Chair Geoffrey King Audio/Visual Coordinator
Program Chair Cheri Vetter Sponsorship/Exhibits Coordinator
Continuing Education Matthew Hackworth
Program Chair Jeff Dwiggins Special Events Coordinator
Program Chair Atika al Bimani International Promotion Coordinator
Past Chair Barry Nicholson Marketing

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