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2014 Exploration and Production Winter Standards Meeting

When: January 20, 2014 - January 24, 2014
Where: InterContinental Dallas
Addison, Texas

Program/Register  Sponsorships & Exhibits  Hotel Information  API/AGA Joint Committee

API's Exploration & Production Winter Standards Meeting will be held January 20-24, 2014 at the InterContinental Dallas.

This is an invaluable opportunity to be a part of how the U.S. petroleum industry develops and maintains state-of-the-art standards for the fabrication of pipe and tubular goods. As well as technical sessions for two API groups that lead the industry in developing and maintaining state-of-the-art standards for oil well cements and drilling and completion fluids, tubular goods and quality programs.

The informative program will include:
  • Task Groups on Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) and Line Pipe 
  • Work Group on Sour Service Products and other topics 
  • Resource Groups on Coiled Tubular Goods, Threading and Gauging, and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) 
  • Well Cements 
  • Drilling, Completion and Fracturing Fluids 
  • Quality Programs 
Meetings of the API Subcommittee on Oil Well Cements (SC 10), will address:
  • Testing Well Cements 
  • Well Cement Manufacturing Specifications 
  • Casing Centralizers 
  • Cementing Float Equipment 
  • Cement Sheath Evaluation 
  • Shrinkage and Expansion in Oil Well Cements 
  •  Worldwide Cementing Practices 
Meetings of the API Subcommittee on Drilling Fluid Materials (SC 13), will address:
  • Standard Procedures for Field Testing Both Water-Based and Oil-Based Drilling Fluids 
  • Drilling Fluid Material Specification 
  • Evaluation of Drilling Fluid Processing Systems 
  • Rheology and Hydraulics of Oil Well Drilling Fluids 
  • Procedures for Lab Testing of Drilling Fluids 
  • Testing Heavy Brines 
  • Chemical Analysis of Barite 
  • Measuring the Viscous Properties of Cross-linked Water-Based Fracturing Fluid 

Preliminary Program and Registration Information

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Register Online
The deadline for online registration is January 3, 2014.  After this date, you may register onsite. 

Registration Fees

  By January 3, 2014  After January 3, 2014 
API Dues Member $ 450  $ 550 
Committee Member  $ 500  $ 600 
Non-API Member  $ 600  $ 700 
One-Day Registration $ 300  $ 400 
If you have questions, encounter and problems using the on-line Cvent registration software, or if you do not receive a confirmation showing that the payment was successfully processed with a zero balance, contact Brittany Ellis at 202-682-8195 or registrar@api.org.

Cancellations, Refunds, and Substitutions
Notice of cancellations and requests for refunds may be made in writing by January 10, 2014 and faxed to 202-682-8222 or emailed to registrar@api.org.  A refund of your registration fee, less a $100 cancellation fee, will be granted if your written notice is received by this date.  No refunds will be granted after January 10, 2014 due to financial commitments made by API at that point.

Substitutions may be made at any time by written request.  If a substitution needs to be made after January 10, 2014, please ask the substituting person to bring the written request with he or she and present it at the API Registration desk.

Advance Your Standards
Your participation keeps API standards going strong, and we would like you to share your standards expertise with the next generation. API invites you to sponsor first-time attendees from your company complimentary at all API 2013 standards meetings.

Complimentary registration is limited to first-time attendees only. Those persons must be sponsored, and accompanied, by a prior API standards meeting participant from the same company. Pre-registration is required. All hotel and travel expenses are the responsibility of the participant/attendee.

If you wish to sponsor a first-time attendee, and you are a previous participant at API standards meeting, please complete the Sponsored Attendee section in your on-line Registration Form by January 3, 2014.  You’ll find the Sponsored Attendee category by clicking on the drop-down box under Guest Information.  On-site registration will not be accepted for Sponsored Attendees.

For more information, please contact Brittany Morrow at 202-682-8195 or MorrowB@api.org.
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Sponsorship/Exhibitor Application and Agreements

Sponsoring or exhibiting is a targeted, cost-effective avenue for connecting with customers that you may not reach otherwise.
Some of the benefits include:

  • Obtaining access to industry buyers and decision makers 
  • Establishing name recognition and product identity by standing out among competitors 
  • Building traffic to your tabletop or website from people who may not have known about your company 
  • Demonstrating to colleagues and clients that you are an overall industry supporter 
  • Creating a unique image as being closely aligned with API 

Surveys of API meeting attendees indicate that most consider it an important benefit to learn from sponsors and exhibitors while attending API events. Don’t miss the chance to show attendee’s first-hand how you can help optimize their competitive edge.

The deadline for returning Sponsorship/Exhibitor Applications and Agreements is December 20, 2013. Sponsorship application for items requiring artwork should be returned by December 13, 2013, along with the artwork. Please include the artwork in an EPS file, as well as, a JPG file. Contact Arnetta Smith at 202-682-8149 or smitha@api.org for more information.

PDF Icon  Sponsor Application and Agreement
(Use this form to apply for sponsor items)

PDF Icon  Exhibitor Application and Agreement
(Use this form to apply for an exhibitor display table)

PDF Icon  Sponsor and Exhibitor Information 
(Deadlines, Setup and Display Hours, Shipping Details, etc.)

Sponsor and Exhibitor Cancellation: Sponsors and Exhibitors may cancel their obligation up to December 31, 2013.  However, 50% of the sponsor or exhibitor fee is non-refundable.  Notice of cancellation must be submitted in writing and emailed to registrar@api.org by December 31, 2013.  After this date, no refunds will be granted. 

2014 E&P Winter Standards Meeting Sponsors

2014 E&P Winter Standards Meeting Exhibitors

Hotel Information

Reservations may be made directly with the InterContinental Dallas by calling 972-386-6000 or 877-317-5786. Requests for reservations will be taken until 5:00 pm, local time at the hotel on December 29, 2013 or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first. Please mention the American Petroleum Institute (Group Code AP2) to receive the group rate of $209 single or double occupancy, or $249 Club/Tower Room, plus applicable taxes. It is recommended that you make hotel reservations as soon as possible. If your plans change, you may update your reservations accordingly.

You may also make reservations online.   

All participants are responsible for making their own reservations, but if you have questions about hotel reservations, contact Arnetta Smith at smitha@api.org or 202-682-8149.

Spouse Activities

In addition to breakfast each morning, an organized activity will be included as follows. Advance registration is required for participation in these activities. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.


  • Monday: Art Class
  • Tuesday: Healthy Eating Cooking Activity
  • Wednesday: Historic McKinney and Lunch
Please click Spouse Activities for further, brief details

Spouse/Guest Fees: 
  By January 3, 2014  After January 3, 2014 
Spouse  $ 150  $ 175 
One-Day Spouse  $ 100  $ 100 

(NOTE:  The souse fee is valid only to a spouse or personal friend, not a business associate or staff colleague.  Cvent will not allow you to register a spouse using a separate credit from the one you use to register yourself.  If you would like to register your spouse using a different credit card, please complete the registration form for yourself and your spouse and fax it to 202-682-8222.  The form allows for the entry of information for two separate credit cards.  Before participation can begin, the spouse will be asked to sign a general waiver of liability.)

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If you have questions about these activities in the meantime, please contact Christy Howard (event planner for the spouse program) at christyhill@events.com or Arnetta Smith at smitha@api.org.
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Reason for Attending
Here are just some of the benefits you’ll gain by participating:

  • You will have access to technical committee meetings covering API standards and best practices used throughout the industry to promote safe and environmentally sound operations. 
  • You will learn about the latest research and development on refining process equipment, including future R&D efforts that may benefit your business in the long run. 
  • You will have many opportunities to make contacts with your colleagues and establish new business connections. 
Who Should Attend
Members of API Exploration and Production Standards Committees and Subcommittees. The meeting should also be of interest to:
  • Manufacturers of Cement 
  • Users of Well Cement 
  • Manufacturers of Drilling Fluids 
  • Users of Drilling Fluids 
  • Personnel of Drilling Mud Companies 
  • Personnel of Service & Supply Companies 
  • People involved in construction and non-destructive testing of pipelines and related facilities 
  • People involved in construction of casing and tubing 
Industry professionals who are likely to benefit by attending the meeting include:
  • Engineers, manufacturers, and suppliers 
  • Equipment and material buyers 
  • Environmental and safety professionals 
  • Technical advisors 
You do not have to be an API Member to participate.


We look forward to your participation. If you have questions, please contact:
  • Exploration