The SMRI Conference Announcement is now available and contains the basic conference schedule, hotel, and travel information. The optional Technical Class subject will be "Technical Aspects and Considerations for Cavern Abandonment" and is a repeat of the class held as part of the Fall 2022 Chester, UK Conference.

View the Technical Class Schedule, as well as the Technical Session Schedule to review covered topics.

Field Trips
Two optional field trips are being planned as part of the technical conference.

Field Trip 1: Oil Museum of Canada, Oil Springs, Canada
Explore the newly renovated Oil Museum of Canada, National Historic Site located amongst the historical oil fields of Oil Springs. The first commercial oil well in North America was hand dug on this site in 1858 by James Miller Williams. The museum preserves and interprets the important history of Lambton’s innovation and global contributions to the pioneering oil industry. Imagine wooden casings, oil gushers, and oil industry fishing tools. We will visit the Fairbank Oil Field, a 4th generation family still operating 100s of wells from the 1800s. Trip also includes a drive by of the Sarnia petrochemical refinery area and a stop at a midstream salt cavern storage facility. Coffee and snacks to be provided at the Sarnia Salt cavern storage facility and lunch will be provided at the museum. The trip will require crossing the US-Canadian border. Registrants will need their passports and any additional visas, if required, to participate.

Field Trip 2: Cargill Salt Plant and Plains All American Pipeline facility tour, St. Clair, Michigan
A tour of the Cargill Salt Plant brine processing, packaging and distribution facility, in St. Clair, Michigan. The group will tour the facility and well field followed by lunch and a visit to the nearby Plains All American Pipeline terminal. The facilities are both located on the US side of the border so no additional visas or passports will be needed for this trip.

Conference Registration

In-Person Registration

On-line registration for members opened on 15 February. Non-member registration will open on 15 March, and all registration will close on 7 April. Any late registrations after 7 April will be charged a $250 late fee in addition to the conference fee, if space is available. Please contact Dawn ([email protected]) regarding any questions about registration. You must be logged into your profile to register for the conference.

Virtual Registration

SMRI welcomes members to the Spring 2023 Virtual Conference streamed live from Detroit on Monday, 24 April and Tuesday, 25 April. Virtual attendees will receive information regarding the new hosting platform approximately one week prior to the conference. The Technical Session presentations will be recorded during the live conference and available on the virtual conference platform for viewing for 30 days after the Conference.

The optional Tech Class will be streamed as a virtual component and attendees will participate in the class trough the same platform as the Technical Sessions. The class will be streamed live only and not available for viewing afterwards. Members and non-members registration for the Virtual Conference is now open and can be accessed by logging into your profile. If you do not have one, please click on the Membership Sign-Up button to the right.

Travel Information

The Conference will be held at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, located on 400 Renaissance Dr. W., Detroit MI, 48243. The SMRI Run of House Rate will be $167 (+taxes/fees) per night and can be reserved at Parking at the hotel is $40 per day. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night deposit, guaranteed by a major credit card. To fulfill SMRI’s negotiated contract, please use the booking link or phone below. SMRI does not get contract credit for other types of bookings. 72 hours cancellation required to receive refund.

The closest airport to the Renaissance Center is the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, it is approximately a 25 minute car ride to the hotel. Transportation is available from the airport via taxi, ride-share or car rental. Book your rental cars early to get the best price.

 Sponsor Information

SMRI thanks our sponsors of the upcoming Spring 2023 Detroit SMRI Conference:

DIAMOND:  Empire Wireline

PLATINUM: Sonic Surveys LTD | WSP USA | Wellhead Support Systems Inc.

GOLD: Lonquist & Company LLC | RESPEC | Texas Brine Company, LLC

SILVER: Burns & McDonnell | Double B Well Services | Geostock | KLX Energy Services | LANE Power and Energy Solutions, Inc. | RFC Drilling, LLC | Strata, LLC | Stream- Flo USA LLC | SubTerra Engineering  

BRONZE: Agapito Associates Inc. | Alpha Geological Services, D.P.C. | Cavern Solutions, Inc. | Coretrax | CUDD Pressure Control | Patterson Services Inc | Sabine Storage & Operations | Seal-Tite International | SOCON Sonar Well Services | Thru Tubing Solutions

App Sponsor: Tiberius Energy Services, LLC


Additional Sponsorship opportunities available, Contact Dawn Langlinais at [email protected]