The Conference Announcement can be viewed here 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 will be repeated as part of the Spring 2023 Detroit, Michigan Conference.

Field Trips

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

Field Trip 1 will visit Storengy Stublach facility to tour the gas caverns site and the gas surface facilities both and the INOVYN site to visit the brine field, leaching/pumping station and the brine ponds/reservoirs.

Field trip 2 will travel to a gas storage or brine site (to be confirmed and visit the museum at the Lion Salt Works. The museum and its restored buildings have galleries that illustrate how the salt works operated and salt's effect on the economy and landscape of mid-Cheshire.

Conference Registration

Conference registration is now closed for both in-person and virtual attendance. Please contact Dawn ([email protected]) regarding any questions about registration. 

Conference Schedule

25 September 2022        Technical Class 
26 September 2022        8:00 am-10:00 am: Business Meeting (members only)
26 September 2022        Technical paper Presentation, day 1 
27 September 2022        Technical paper Presentation, day 2 
28 September 2022        Field Trips

(Additional Schedule to be presented in Conference Announcement)

For further technical paper program or author questions, please contact Program Chair 2022 – Yvan Charnavel, Phone +33 6 64 15 28 56, Email [email protected].

Travel Information

 The Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Chester, located on Trinity St, Chester CH1 2BD, United Kingdom. The SMRI rate is 119 GBP, except for Saturday, Sept 24 due to a racecourse. The SMRI rate on Saturday night will be 199 GBP.

 The link for hotel registration is

The closest airport to the Crowne Plaza is the Manchester Airport, located northeast of Chester, in Manchester, United Kingdom. It is about a 45 minute car ride from the airport to the hotel or a 2 hour train ride to the Chester rail station. For those traveling to London's Heathrow airport, it is approximately a 5.5 hour train ride from London to the Chester rail station.

Sponsor Information

SMRI thanks our sponsors of the upcoming Fall 2022 Chester SMRI Conference:

DIAMOND: Empire Wireline 

PLATINUM: Atkins | Sonic Surveys

GOLD:  FLODIM | INERIS | Lonquist &Co, LLC | Texas Brine, LLC | UGS A Company of Geostock | WSP

SILVER: IfG Institut Fuer Gebirgsmechanik GmbH | Lane Power & Energy | Leidos | RESPEC

BRONZE:  Agapito Associates Inc.| Cavern Solutions, Inc. | Micon-Drilling GmbH | Sabine Storage & Operations, Inc. | SaltPower | Seal-Tite International | SOCON Sonar Control Kavernenvermessung GmbH

App Sponsor: Tiberius Energy Services, LLC

For information on 2022 sponsorships, please click here.