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North America's Leading Energy Event
June 9 - 11, 2020
Stampede Park - Calgary, Canada


The GPS Technical Conference Call for Abstracts is open! As the abstracts are being submitted, we caught up with 2019 Technical Speaker Dubert Gutierrez to talk about his experience in 2019.

Gutierrez' presentation, The Key to Predictive Reservoir Simulation of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Projects, discussed valuable insights of reservoir simulation and different cases where history matching (HM) was successfully used for this purpose.

GPS: What was your experience working with dmg events?

It was fun. It was an easy, straight forward process and I had a great experience.

For instance, in the instructions to submit the abstract were very clear and the deadlines were always communicated in advance. Also, the team responsible for uploading the presentation for the talk was quite diligent and helped me get the latest version of my presentation ready after some last-minute updates I decided to make.

GPS: How did you find out about the GPS Technical Conference?

I did receive an invitation email to attend the GPS, presumably because I had already participated in the event in 2017 and 2018, though just attending the exhibition.

GPS: What encouraged you submit your abstract?

There are a few reasons.

First, I do believe collaboration is key to progress and I truly enjoy sharing my work and experience with others. 

Second, after the two pleasant experiences attending just the exhibition in 2017 and 2018 I thought it was time to attend the technical conference and see if I could present some of my work.

Third, the fact that a technical paper was not a requirement for presentation made the decision much easier to make.

During my professional career I have always presented at technical conferences that required a technical paper to participate and I always tried to have the material published in international journals. However, that process takes a lot of time which lately has been limited so the Global Petroleum Show was a great opportunity to share my work without a major impact to my schedule.

GPS: How would you compare speaking at the GPS Technical Conference to other speaking opportunities?

In general, the set up of the GPS is similar to other conferences but I found that the attendees of the GPS had more diverse backgrounds and expertise levels, which resulted in interesting questions and technical discussions. That also provided and enhanced opportunity for networking with professionals from different disciplines.

On the other hand, it was nice to see an advertisement of the talks which included not only the abstract of the presentation but also a bio of the speakers. That was very neat as most conferences would only tell you the title of the talks and sometimes it is hard to make out what they are really about. 

GPS: Did you have anyone reach out to you regarding your presentation?

Yes. A few of the attendees approached me at the end of the talk to ask some questions.  It was a good opportunity to share ideas and exchange business cards. Also, long after the show was over, some colleagues who could not attend the event have asked me for a copy of the presentation as well, which I found interesting.

GPS: Do you have any updates regarding your presentation since you’ve presented?

I have not made any updates to my presentation but I definitely have more material I could include to support the message and concepts I proposed. I might get that done later.

For more information on how to submit an abstract for GPS 2020, click here.