ESP Symposium

The SPE Electric Submersible Pumps Symposium covers a wide range of topics pertaining to ESP technology, operation, application, production, and reliability. 

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

With electric submersible pumps (ESPs) producing  approximately 40% of the world’s oil and becoming more widely used in production operations in new and more challenging applications, it is important to share the challenges and successes and continue to improve the technology.

The SPE Electric Submersible Pumps Symposium brings together technical experts from operators and manufacturers to share information and learnings pertaining to ESP technologies, production, and operations along with a world class exhibition dedicated to ESP related equipment and services.

We look forward to seeing you in Houston in April 2017.

Barry Nicholson
Program Committee Chairperson

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

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