The planning for the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers 2024 Annual Meeting is underway. Information on the Annual Meeting, the hotel, and travel to the heart of the best-known ski valley in the United States, Avon, Colorado, is provided below. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Andrea Bracho at



Technical events include short courses on Saturday afternoon, all day on Sunday, and on Tuesday afternoon. Included in our short courses will be a two-part Monograph 5 course. As always, we will offer half-day technical sessions on Monday and Tuesday.

Take advantage of opportunities to network and socialize during group and guest activities Saturday through Tuesday, including a Sunday evening Welcome Dinner, an Awards Dinner on Monday evening, golf, fly fishing, jeep tours, silk scarf painting, and an afternoon at Nottingham Lake.


Surround yourself with the breathtaking beauty of the Colorado Rockies at The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa in Avon, Vail Valley. Named one of the 50 Best Resorts in the World by Conde Nast Traveler, the resort is located near the scenic Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains.

The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa offers SPEE group rates from Friday, May 31st to Tuesday, June 4th, 2024, at a block rate of $249.00 plus state and local taxes and a $20 resort fee per night. The resort fee includes the following enhancements:

  • 24-Hour Access to the Athletic Club
  • Access to the heated outdoor saltwater pool & infinity hot tubs
  • Onsite storage of bicycles during your stay
  • Shuttle service to Beaver Creek and Vail Villages seasonally (based on availability)
  • Daily access to digital newspapers and magazines via mobile app
  • Complementary access to GoPros (based on availability)
  • Complementary access to Thule backpacks & strollers (based on availability)
  • Daily housekeeping


Cancellation policy: To ensure the success of the Annual Meeting, all reservations will be charged a one-night deposit hold for the room, which won’t be refunded if canceled after May 24, 2024. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Early Departure Fee: Guests who have reserved a room within the Group’s block and check out prior to their reserved checkout date will be charged an early departure fee of one night’s room and tax to their individual account.

Reservations can be made via the group’s personalized website (click here).

Reservation requests must be made by Monday, May 1, 2024.

The hotel will honor the group discount rate three (3) days before and after the Annual Meeting, subject to availability or contracted room types. Guests are welcome to extend their trip a few extra days to explore the amazing views and trails that Avon, Vail, and Beaver Creek have to offer.



  • Eagle (EGE): Eagle Regional Airport is the nearest to Avon and is only a 30-minute drive to the Westin Riverfront Resort.
  • Denver (DEN): From Denver International Airport, Avon is at a distance of 114 miles and a drive of about 2 hours and 20 minutes.


ACCESS to the hotel

  • Uber from EGE to the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa (30 minutes) will cost approximately $60 in UberX (Economy).
  • Car Rentals: A complete list of car rental companies can be found on the airport’s website



The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa has discounted charges of $15 per day for self-parking and $25 per day for valet parking for the attendees of the SPEE Annual Meeting.



Short Course I: Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Part I) & Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Part II)

Monograph 5 (A Practical Guide to Type Well Profiles) is not intended to be a “cookbook” for the construction and application of TWPs. Rather, Monograph 5 sets forth recommended practices, guidelines, and workflows that should be a valuable resource in the hands of a qualified professional. Proper construction and application can only be made by applying sound judgment and common sense rooted in science, knowledge, and experience.

Following significant work by the Committee, Monograph 5 has now been released for Peer Review. We expect to release the Monograph for publication prior to the end of 2024.

This short course will be a full-day session that covers an extensive review of all Monograph 5 content. Topics covered in detail will include an overall Type Well Profile (TWP) Workflow; Managing and Mitigating Bias; Selecting and Conditioning Analogs; Normalization Techniques; Construction Methodologies, including the Production Averaging Method and the Parameterization Method; Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of Uncertainty; Application of TWPs; Validation Techniques; and Effective Documentation. Statistical principles will also be discussed to provide an understanding of important foundational concepts. After completion of this course, attendees should be able to apply the recommendation practices for a robust TWP workflow, including application of a novel analytical method to assess uncertainty and develop Pxx TWPs.

In addition to receiving the course materials, attendees will receive personal digital online access to Monograph 5 once published.

Short Course II: Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Navigating changes to SEC regulations and required disclosures has never been more challenging. James Gordon,  Managing Director, Deloitte Business Tax Services, and Doug Rand, Managing Director, Deloitte National Office Audit & Reporting Services,  will lead a course to provide insights on legislation and updates to SEC filing requirements. The course will cover Extracted Resource Payment disclosures, Climate-Related disclosures, and other SEC updates.

Short Course III: Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CCUS Industry Overview

Will include a brief overview of the current global status of CCUS projects, evolution of capture technologies, evolution of storage (including underground injection and sequestration) and the current pipeline infrastructure in the US. Attendees will get a clear sense of how the CCUS industry has grown rapidly in recent years.

Introduction to Tax Credits

This is tax credit 101 material. Target audience is anyone fairly new to tax credits and attendees will get a good overview of how tax credits work, the types of tax credits there are, the various structures for tax credit transactions.

CCUS – 45Q Tax Credits

Introduction to the 45Q CCUS tax credit and different structures available to monetize 45Q tax credits. Comments on current market pricing for 45Q tax credits. Review of risks from a tax credit investor’s perspective. A short section on project finance for CCUS projects, including tax credit monetization of the 45Q tax credits that CCUS projects generate.


Friday, May 31 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Saturday, June 1 8:00 am – 9:00 am COPP Meeting
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Social Activity – Golf Tournament
9:00 am – 12:00 pm RDC Meeting
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Registration Desk Open
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Short Course l: Monograph 5 Part I – Fitzgerald & Krenek
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Coffee Break
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Informal Happy Hour
Sunday, June 2 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Short Course I: Monograph 5 Part II – Fitzgerald & Krenek
9:45 am – 10:00 am Coffee Break
9:00 am – 11:00 am Registration Desk Open
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Short Course II: SEC: New Securities Act Rule
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Registration Desk Open
12:00 pm – 5:30 pm Family/Guest Activity – Jeep Tours
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm Board of Directors and Committee Chairman Meeting
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Childcare Activity – Fun Night
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Welcome Reception
Monday, June 3 7:00 am – 7:45 am Technical Session Attendee Breakfast
7:30 am –10:00 am Spouse/Guest Breakfast
7:55 am – 8:00 am Welcome & Seating
8:00 am – 8:15 am SPEE Business Meeting
8:15 am – 9:15 am Technical Session #1 – TBD
9:15 am – 10:00 am Technical Session #2 – Bill Peltier
10:00 am – 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am – 11:15 am Technical Session #3 – Survey of Parameters, Federico Dordoni
11:15 am – 12:15 am Technical Session #4 – Artificial Intelligence Reservoir Simulation and Modeling, Dr. Shahab Mohaghegh
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Spouse/Guest Activity – Betty Ford Gardens Tour
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Social Activity – Fly Fishing
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Social Activity – Wine Tasting
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm EXCOM and Board of Directors Photo Session
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Childcare Activity – Fun Night
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Gala and Awards Dinner
  Tuesday, June 4 7:00 am – 7:45 am Technical Session Attendee Breakfast
7:30 am – 10:00 am Spouse/Guest Breakfast
7:55 am – 8:00 am Welcome & Seating
8:00 am – 8:45 am Technical Session #5 – TBD
8:45 am – 9:30 am Technical Session #6 – Trends in Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods for Unconventional Reservoirs, Dr. Luis Zerpa
8:30 am – 10:00 pm Spouse/Guest Activity – Silk Scarf Painting
9:30 am – 10:00 am Coffee Break
10:00 am – 10:45 am Technical Session #7 – Energy Policy Behind the Scenes, Dr. Ian Lange
10:45 am – 11:30 am Technical Session #8 – Evolving Role of Data Management and Data Analytics in Reserves Management, Lucas Ford
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Technical Session #9 – Ethics
12:30 pm – 12:35 pm Closing Remarks
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Social Activity – Day in the Water at Nottingham Park
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Short Course III: CCUS
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Coffee Break


Registration includes: Sunday evening welcome reception, two Technical Sessions mornings with breakfast, presentation materials, and the 2024 Parameters Survey

Spouse/Guest/Child Registration* includes:  Sunday evening Welcome Reception, Monday & Tuesday breakfast

*(Required for Activity Registration & Insurance)


Description Price
SPEE Member (in good standing)

$700 by Apr 30

$900 after Apr 30


$925 by Apr 30

$1100 after Apr 30


$100 by Apr 30

$200 after Apr 30

Children 12-18


Children under 12

$50 by Apr 30

$100 after Apr 30


*Gala and Awards Dinner (Monday 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm) No children under 21 $85
Short Courses (Pricing- $SPEE Member/ $Non-Member)
Monograph 5 Part 1 & 2 (Saturday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Sunday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm)) $750/$900
SEC: New Securities Act Regulations (Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) $450/$550
CCUS, 45Q Tax Credits and Monetization (Tuesday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) $300/$350
Golf Tournament (8:00 am – 12:00 pm) $170
Jeep Tours (12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) $100
Children Fun Night (Childcare) (6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) $10
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Tour (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) $25
Fly Fishing (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) $250
Wine Tasting (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) $80
Children Fun Night (Childcare) (6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) $10
Silk Scarf Painting (8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.) $50
Day in the Water at Nottingham Park (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) $20


REGISTRATION ENDS MAY 10, 2024      —       NO refunds after May 1, 2024

Visit for registration and additional information!

For questions, please contact Andrea Bracho at SPEE

Email:   –   Phone: (832) 972‐7733



If you or your company contribute to this year’s annual meeting, your name will appear in our printed materials distributed at the events.  Also, sponsors will receive publicity at the meeting via large screen display during technical sessions intermission and poster advertisement at various times and locations throughout the four-day meeting.

Levels of sponsorship this year are as follows:


Sponsorship Cost
Pikes Peak $5,000
Beaver Creek $3,000
Vail $2,000
Hanging Lake $1,000
Piceance Basin $500



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Offroad Adventure: Jeep Tours (Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)


We invite you to join us on this 5,500-acre, historic Bair Ranch tour. This beautiful retreat is a sixth-generation, private working homestead that climbs above spectacular Glenwood Canyon overlooking the Colorado River.

Travel back in time as you explore this ranch. Enjoy majestic peaks, the Colorado River, and Glenwood Canyon. While you traverse the property, take in Colorado’s abundant wildflowers with views of Mount Sopris in the distance. Relax while the knowledgeable guides share the area’s history and geography with you.

As you climb out of Glenwood Canyon, you may see some of Colorado’s famous wildlife, including elk, big horn sheep, deer, or bear, so have your cameras ready. This open-air tour meanders through meadows, open pastures, and high alpine areas.

This is an activity all ages can enjoy!

Kids Fun Night! – Childcare (Sunday & Monday, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)

Since we want to make this Annual Meeting friendly for the entire family, we have hired a professional nanny service to take care of the younglings while the adults network and mingle during the Sunday Welcome Reception and the Monday Awards Dinner.

The Vail Sitters Group has provided childcare for a myriad of events, such as weddings, corporate conferences, and birthday parties. No group is too big, and no family is too small; they extend the same world-class level of care when selecting caregivers for everyone they serve.

Their goal is to take the stress away and provide a full-service childcare solution so all adults and children can enjoy the event.

What is included:

  • High-quality and safe sitters.
  • Ratios ensuring all kids are receiving attentive care.
  • Comprehensive check-in and out process ensuring a secure environment.
  • Name tags and pickup cards for each child.
  • Toys and Activities.
  • Fun Dinner and Movies.



Betty Ford Gardens Tour (Monday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

The mission of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is to protect the alpine environment through education, conservation, and living plant collections. While a stunning place to visit, there is much more to this Garden. Each year, a new education exhibit will surprise even the most knowledgeable visitor, and you will learn about the scientific work being accomplished in the alpine to save the fragile species that call it home.

The tour will wind through the botanical gardens and end at the Schoolhouse Gift Shop in the Children’s Garden. You’ll learn about alpine flora and mountain environments, identification, and the history of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Vail.

This is an activity all ages can enjoy!

Group Activity: Fly Fishing (Monday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Some days, the best fly fishing is done on foot – slowly dissecting each run, riffle, and pool, one step at a time. You will get a chance to take an in-depth look at the bugs and fish that live beneath the water’s surface while surrounding yourself with some of the best scenery Colorado has to offer. Wade trips are also a great way for you to work on technique while receiving specific, one-on-one instruction from our professional fly-fishing guides, the Vail Valley Anglers Group.

Fly fishing is one of the most popular activities for groups visiting the Vail and Beaver Creek resorts in the summer and fall, so be sure not to miss out on the opportunity!



Be Artistic: Silk Scarf Marbling (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)


Discover the mesmerizing and ancient art of water marbling! Join us for a fun, hands-on class where you’ll learn the secrets of creating exquisite patterns on paper and fabric.

In this 1.5-hour class, you will:

  • Familiarize yourself with the essential tools required for this craft.
  • Learn the art of color mixing, unlocking a world of endless possibilities.
  • Master the techniques to create three distinct and stunning patterns.

Leave class proud of your handmade marbled silk scarf creation.

Join us for this journey into the captivating world of marbling!

Day in the Water at Nottingham Park (Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)


The Town of Avon’s Nottingham Lake is the focal point of many summer and winter activities in the park. The Park Includes 48 acres of open space, Nottingham Lake for fishing, pedal-boating, and SUP (Stand-Up-Paddle board), children’s playgrounds, beach and swim area, picnic tables, and barbecue grills, recreational paths for walking, jogging, and biking, as well as in-line skating, and many sports courts.

Join us for a fun afternoon in the water, or you can always stay out of the water and opt to relax on Nottingham Lake’s beach. We will rent paddle boats and paddleboards and bring refreshments!

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