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  • *FULL* Hydraulic Fracturing Seminar - June 28, 2017

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM CT
    NOTE:  WE ARE FULL - ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.   We will NOT be accepting walk-ups due to fire-code restrictions. Topic:        "Hydraulic Fracturing Seminar "   Date:          Wednesday, June 28 th , 2017 at 8:00 AM (doors open at 7:30 am)   Location:  Brookhaven College Geological Institute, ( Map )     Cost:  $125 if SPE member (or $50 for SPE students or unemployed SPE members) paying electronically in advance, all others $150 Reservation AND/OR Credit Card ONLINE Payment at: http://www.spedallas.org/   PLEASE NOTE:  This event may sell out in advance....when the room is capacity is reached, registration will be closed. If you would like to be a corporate sponsor (which include varying numbers of registrations), please go here . Questions?  Contact Terry Palisch at 214-893-4215 AGENDA 7:30 am  Registration / Coffee / Continental Breakfast 8:00 am Welcome     8:15 am   Hydraulic Fracturing Market & Overview -  Robert Clarke & Jackson Sandeen,  Wood Mackenzie 9:00 am   Multistage Completion Systems                 -  Aaron Burton,  Unconventional Oil and Gas Training 9:45 am   Coffee Break   10:00 am  Fracture Fluids -  RJ Cadotte,  Halliburton 10:45 am  Proppant Overview   -  Terry Palisch,  CARBO 11:30 am         Lunch Break – Keynote Speaker            "Field Frac Execution"   - Wadhah Al-Tailji,  StrataGen Engineering 1:00 pm  Fracture Diagnostics  -  Steve Wolhart,  Liberty Oilfield Services 1:45 pm    Fracture Diagnostics in the STACK  -  Kyle Haustveit,  Devon Energy 2:30 pm  Coffee Break   3:00 pm  Permian Completion Optimization Case History -  Gary Schein,  Pioneer Natural Resoources 3:45 pm  Water Management for HF in the Delaware Basin -  Cliff Humphreys,  Matador Resources 4:30 pm  Wrap-up  4:45 pm  Adjourn   THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!! GOLD: FRITZ Industries PREMIER Pressure Pumping SILVER : FLOTEK Chemistry LIBERTY Oilfied Services BRONZE: CARBO Ceramics PERFORMANCE Pulsation Control SELECT Energy Services SPECTRUM Tracer Services TUCKER Energy Services ZEOTECH Door Prize Raffle (Rough Rider's Tickets) & Notepads ENERGY SEARCH ASSOCIATES Brookhaven College Campus Map:  https://www.brookhavencollege.edu/about/maps/Pages/main-campus.aspx

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  • **Corporate Sponsorship Only: Hydraulic Fracturing Seminar - June 28th, 2017

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM CT
    NOTE:  REGISTRATION IS FULL.  YOU MAY STILL SPONSOR, BUT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY COMP REGISTRATIONS... only advertising. Date:             Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Location:      Ellison Miles Institute, Brookhaven College (Map)  Building H Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the Hydraulic Fracturing Seminar, sponsorships are greatly needed and appreciated:   All levels of Sponsorships include the recognition throughout the Seminar (Power Point rollers, verbal recognition) and on our website as soon as you are paid.  In addition, an attendance list will be provided with attendee name and company affiliation. Package "A":  Gold Level - $600 Includes 3 free attendees Package "B":  Silver Level - $400 Includes 2 free attendees Package "C":  Bronze Level - $200 Includes 1 free attendee If you would like to continue registration as a Member or Non-Member Attendee without Sponsorship, please register here . Please do not select "Yes" to Register Others during the registration process.  Once your Sponsorship is completed , please email Terry Palisch at tpalisch@carboceramics.com with the names of attendees associated with your sponsorship.  

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  • Designing Fit-for-Purpose Facilities in the Current Environment

    Thursday, July 13, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
    Joint presentations about facilities design that were given at the recent APE ATW in KL in April. Rolando’s talk is based on actual industry data and performance, and is quite thought provoking regarding why the industry wastes so much capex in its designs. Peter Kirkham   show a case study with  the evolution of Twinza’s Pasca A development over the past couple of years and the “appropriate scoping” into the concept.  Taking Charge in a Low Oil Price Environment Rolando Gachter, Independent Project Analysis Pte Ltd Abstract: High oil prices in the past have bailed out many marginal developments. Waiting for price drops  in  the supply chain to improve today’s opportunities is a passive approach to business success. To survive in a low-price environment requires: (1) a thoughtful and rigorous portfolio management approach; (2) making efficient scope selections; and (3) being smart about development strategies and project practices With this presentation we describe successful lean scoping approaches and sound development  strategies that have improved CAPEX efficiency by over 40 percent. Objectives and scope of  the proposed topic: • To examine why our project scopes have become so inefficient over the last 20 years by  measuring : • How much project scope has grown and explain why it has done so • How inefficient project scopes affected performance • Identify what needs to change in the scope development process and provide a framework  to deliver more competitive project scopes Methodology procedures and process of the topic: • 387 offshore oil projects (recent) for which we have full detailed cost, schedule, production,  and scope details were examined • Root causes of performance were established from detailed review of the project case  histories • Causes (and effects) of scope inefficiency are calculated Observations and conclusions of the proposed topic: • Weight increases over time for almost identical pieces of scope can be demonstrated. There  are three main drivers of inefficient scope decisions: • Systematic subsurface over-confidence • "Intense" reservoir depletion strategies • Increase risk aversion Recommendations to address these root causes are presented. Biography: Mr. Gächter has over seventeen years of capital project benchmarking experience, specializing in energy and minerals extraction projects. His experience includes large-scale project system benchmarkings for major oil and natural gas producers. His experience also extends to reviews of over 100 major capital projects worldwide in the petroleum exploration and production and mining sectors covering over $5 billion in capital expenditures. Mr. Gächter has managed the accounts of a diverse group of clients both big and small. These include a supermajor , a large national oil company, as well as smaller independent operators. He currently serves as a senior instructor of the IPA Institute which provides education to project professionals globally. Over the years Mr. Gächter has presented at various industry conferences and seminars including the United States, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Establishing Appropriate Development Concept and Cost – Pasca A Case Study Peter Kirkham, Twinza Oil Abstract: The days of $100+ oil are behind us (for now), but their legacy continues to live on in the development concepts and engineering practices that the environment spawned. In the rush to develop in the decade from 2003 to late 2014, oil and gas project costs spiraled out of control. There are many reasons for these increases such as cost escalation, poor project practices resulting from an overstretched industry, increasingly stringent engineering specifications, and perhaps most simply: high demand for limited contractor services. When considering the capital costs to use for exploration economics, it is common to use benchmarks, or perhaps a high-level factored cost estimate based on industry norms, unit rates and similar concepts used previously. But how relevant are these benchmarks today? If we just take conventional approaches to field development and base our capital cost estimates on historical data (thinking that it’s all we have, so we have to use it), then we consign ourselves to a conservative mindset. Exploration requires creative thinking, and without it no-one would ever imagine a new play system or dare to drill an exploration well. The economics to support such endeavours require a similar mindset. The Pasca A development offshore PNG started concept engineering in October 2014, just as the oil price began to fall. Unlike many other developments, the project was not shelved, and continues towards development. One of the reasons for this is the “fit-for-purpose” development philosophy that was adopted. Approaches taken during the Pasca A project are used to illustrate aspects of project development that others might adopt in a low price environment. • Clear objectives: Know where you are heading and the development priorities. • Integra ted team: Working together to deliver an optimised concept requires multi-discipline  knowledge and communication – particularly for those running the economics at the heart of  the project. • Keep scope under control: Don’t over-design; identify and quantify the trade-offs that result  from cutting scope. • Appropriate design requirements: Using off-the-shelf design and designing to industry  standards rather than bespoke solutions saves cost. • Collaborate with contractors: easy to say, harder to do, but keeping an open mind to  alternative concepts and embracing solutions that meet the functional requirements. • Understand the economic drivers: increasing NPV is not necessarily the best outcome. Biography: Peter is a petroleum engineer with 17 years industry experience across multiple engineering, technical and commercial disciplines. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and currently serves on the committee for the Singapore Section. He started his career at Novus Petroleum as the Commercial Assistant to CEO and helped manage all aspects of a portfolio that included exploration, development and production operations for assets in Australia, Indonesia, Egypt, Pakistan, Oman and the United States. He was subsequently involved in the founding of Lodore Resources in 2004, a London-listed oil and gas explorer which drilled three exploration wells in the United States, two of which discovered gas. Peter was a Senior Project Analyst at Independent Project Analysis where he was involved in the evaluation of more than 65 oil and gas project developments ranging in size from 10s of millions to 10s of billions US dollars , and encompassing a wide variety of development concepts and countries. Today Peter is the Project Engineering Commercialisation Manager at Twinza Oil, based in Singapore. In this role , Peter oversees Twinza’s Pasca A project development in offshore PNG, and has been involved in most aspects of the project since early FEL 2.  

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • July 2017 Monthly - "Oil Prices: Light at the End of the Tunnel?" - Jim Harden - Hein & Associates

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    July 2017 Monthly Meeting: “Oil Prices: What's That Light at the End of the Tunnel?” - Jim Harden - Hein & Associates Abstract:   More detailed Abstract coming soon.  Speakers Bio: Jim serves as the firm’s Business Valuation Services Leader and is a Principal at Hein. With more than thirty years of experience in the energy industry, he provides valuation, economic consulting and litigation support services to public and private companies, investment firms and law firms. His expertise includes business valuation, oil and gas reserve valuation, machinery and equipment valuation, and litigation support. His valuations have supported purchase price allocations, federal, state and international tax structuring, estate planning, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies and damage estimation. Jim has also served as expert witness in courts of law, including US Federal and US Bankruptcy courts, and before the IRS and state tax appeals boards. He has worked in more than thirty countries serving clients that include global and domestic oil and gas companies, onshore and offshore drillers, oilfield service companies, midstream MLPs, independent refiners, petrochemical companies, ethanol and ammonia manufacturers, power companies, mining companies, hedge funds and private equity firms. Prior to joining Hein, Jim was a Director for two years at Berkeley Research Group. Prior to Berkeley, Jim was the Global Oil and Gas Valuation Leader for Ernst & Young. He has also worked in oil and gas drilling and production operations, including four years at Texaco. Jim received his BS in geology from Ft. Hays State University and has an MBA. He is a recognized expert in the field of energy valuation and one of a handful of global professionals that hold the American Society of Appraisers’ Senior Appraiser (ASA) certification in Oil and Gas Valuation. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is a frequent speaker at energy conferences. Brookhaven College Campus Map: http://alt.brookhavencollege.edu/about/maps/Pages/main-campus.aspx

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    Farmers Branch, TX, United States

  • Study Group - July 26, 2017: "Dynamometer Cards and Permissible Load Diagrams of Pumping Uni

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Speaker:  Fred Morrow   VP Engineering, Superod, Big Spring   Topic:        Dynamometer Cards and Permissible Load Diagrams of Pumping Units    Date:          Wednesday, July 26 st , 2017 at 11:30 AM   Location:  Brookhaven College Geological Institute, ( Map )     Cost:  $20 if SPE member paying electronically in advance, all others $25   Reservation AND/OR Credit Card ONLINE Payment at: http://www.spedallas.org/   Please remember to bring your computer generated receipt to show that you have paid by credit card. Questions? - Contact Doug Oney at doney@flotekind.com Abstract Rod pumping systems using pumping units and sucker rods are the most common form of artificial lift. Surface dynamometer cards control gear box loading, rod loading, power consumption, and pumping conditions. Predictive programs such as SROD and RODSTAR calculate the Permissible Load Diagram and Surface Dyno Card to indicate how well the system design can work. The presentation will discuss ways to improve the system.     Biography   Fred Morrow is Registered Professional Engineer with an engineering degree from TEXAS A&M. He has worked for Lufkin Industries, Nabla Corporation, and Superod over the past 45 years. He has received the Slonneger Award from the Texas Tech Short Course

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    Farmers Branch, TX, United States

  • Upscaling Formation Damage Laboratory Test Data to Full Well Perspective

    Thursday, August 3, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
    Abstract: The impact of formation damage on overall well productivity or injectivity depends on the magnitude and distribution of the damage. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation provides a means to upscale suitable laboratory test data to quantify the impact of formation damage on well performance, by representing the degree of restriction and the geometry of the damaged zone or zones in a full well simulation. Different magnitudes of damage derived from laboratory test data can be simulated and the impact on overall well performance predicted for different completion environments. This presentation will illustrate some applications of CFD modelling to upscaling of laboratory measured formation damage, and attempt to tackle the issue of the interface between well construction and well deliverability.   BIO: Rick Lemanczyk is Principal Petroleum Engineer in Lloyds Register Energy’s Consulting Division, based in Kuala Lumpur, and has a career spanning over 39 years in various aspects of production technology.  After graduating with a D.Phil. in Physical Chemistry from Oxford University, Rick began his oilfield career with Schlumberger from 1977-1992 in a variety of positions: wireline engineer, well stimulation R&D department head and regional laboratory manager. Between 1994 -2006 he worked for Edinburgh Petroleum Services Ltd. ( now a Weatherford company), providing technical support, business development, consulting and training in the areas of production optimization, artificial lift, sand management, well stimulation, completion analysis and formation damage.  In LR Senergy Rick’s current role is to coordinate the company’s rock properties and production chemistry activity in the Asia Pacific region.  Throughout his oilfield career Rick has conducted many training courses and lectured widely on Production Technology subjects. In 1992-94 he was a Senior Research Fellow at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, and in 2016-17 Adjunct Professor at Heriot-Watt’s Malaysia campus. He was nominated as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in gas lift optimisation for 2010-2011.

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • Southwestern North America Region Student Leadership Symposium

    Monday, August 7 - Thursday, August 24, 2017
    Welcome to our 2017 Event!  We hope you will join us for this year's exciting symposium.  We will be adding a tentative schedule, along with a list of speakers we have confirmed, by the end of the week. Students of any chapters are welcome to travel to Socorro, NM, to attend.   Non SPE Students at New Mexico Tech are also welcome to attend at the Non student member rate. There are also sponsorship opportunities.  Please read below. Online Registration closes at 11:59pm on August 24.  Registration at the door will be open on Symposium Day (8/26). Please feel free to contact Deb or Karen with any questions.

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    Socorro, NM, United States

  • Study Group - August 30, 2017: "Evaluating Oil & Gas Assets in Today's Market" - Scott Royal

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    ADVANCED REGISTRATION CLOSED.... We have room for at least a few walk-ups, and will take more as space is available, but please note that you may not get lunch depending on numbers. Speaker:     Scott Royal – President, ScotRock LLC   Topic:         Evaluating Oil & Gas Assets in Today's Market   Date:          Wednesday,  August 30th, 2017 at 11:30 AM   Location:  Brookhaven College Geological Institute, (Map)     Cost:  $20 if SPE member paying electronically in advance, all others $25   Reservation AND/OR Credit Card ONLINE Payment at: http://www.spedallas.org/   Please remember to bring your computer generated receipt to show that you have paid by credit card. Abstract A general overview for a methodical approach to evaluating oil and gas assets.  From evaluating individual profit centers (lease or well) up to a project basis (including leasing, seismic, etc.), the buyer must address all issues which determine a good acquisition versus a bad one.   Biography   Scott Royal has over 40 years of management and engineering experience in reservoir evaluation, acquisitions and operations.  His work history includes time with Amoco, Tenneco, Matador Petroleum, & Encore Acquisitions.  He founded Woodbine Acquisition LLC in 2010 and acquired the Madisonville, West Field for 239 MM$ in May 2011.  In December 2013, the properties were sold to Meidu for 535 MM$.  He is currently an engineering consultant with his company, ScotRock LLC.  He graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Petroleum Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in Texas.

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    Farmers Branch, TX, United States

  • SPE YP Annual Meeting 2017

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EET
    SPE Young Professionals Romanian Section Annual Meeting 2017

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    Bucuresti, Romania

  • SPE Oslo 2017-2018 Season Kick-off Event

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM CET
    50 Years of The Oil Industry in Norway Ingvil Smines Tybring‐Gjedde State Secretary from the Olje- og energidepartement (Ministry of Petroleum and Energy) Program Outline 17:30 - 18:00 Reception and ice-breaker  18:00 - 19:15 Presentation  19:15 - 21:00 Dinner 21:00 - 23:00 Coffee and networking

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    OSLO, Norway

  • SPE Oslo Social Event - The Men in Industry

    Thursday, September 7, 2017, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM CET
    ​ Social event and Petro Quiz! With the intense focus on ladies in the O&G industry, we, the professional women with the help of the SPE Oslo section, would like to invite our members and friends to a unique event which instead celebrates the professional men in the industry. The sponsor of the evening, Rock Flow Dynamics, offers the first drink for free. TIME: 7 September 5pm PLACE: Beer Palace, Aker Brygge, Oslo Registration is free for SPE Member plus one Friend. For more information on the occasion, please refer to The First, vol.2, page 6 (text from the Editors).

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  • Test

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CET
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  • Dinner event: Exploration Chance of Success Predictions - Meanings, Perplexities and Impact

    Thursday, September 21, 2017, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM CET
    Dinner event: Exploration Chance of Success Predictions - Meanings, Perplexities and Impact Program Outline 17:30 - 18:00 Reception and ice-breaker  18:00 - 19:15 Presentation  19:15 - 21:00 Dinner 21:00 - 23:00 Coffee and networking SPE Oslo section would like to invite everyone interested in understanding the concepts of exploration chance of success predictions to come listen to Mr. Kunjan on the 21st September. “I’m hoping that my experiences gained from small, limited funds companies in the Aussie/ Australasian region provides the right masala mix for some of the companies operating in North Europe. Or I might find my curry offering too hot and spicy up North!!’ For more information , please refer to  The First, Volume 2, 2017 , p10 . http://connect.spe.org/oslo/thefirst

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    Oslo, Norway

  • SPE Distinguished Lecturer Series featuring Marina Voskanian

    Monday, September 25, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM NT
    ​ As part of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer season, we invite you to join us for lunch and hear lecturer Marina Voskanian , who is the Division Chief of the California State Lands Commission and directs the leasing and managements of State lands for the efficient extraction of oil, gas, geothermal and other minerals, as she presents Minimizing Environmental and Safety Risks to Sustain Resource Recovery - A Case Study .

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    St. John's, NF, Canada

  • Study Group - September 27, 2017: Efficient Technique for Pressure Normalized Decline Curve Analysis

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Speaker:   Matt Dalka, Reservoir Engineer, Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc.   Topic:        Efficient Technique for Pressure Normalized Decline Curve Analysis of Rate-Controlled Wells   Date:          Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at 11:30 AM   Location:  Brookhaven College Geological Institute, (Map)     Cost:  $20 if SPE member paying electronically in advance, all others $25   Reservation AND/OR Credit Card ONLINE Payment at: http://www.spedallas.org/   Please remember to bring your computer generated receipt to show that you have paid by credit card. Abstract Using pressure normalized decline curve analysis for rate-controlled wells in high deliverability unconventional plays such as the Haynesville and Eagle Ford has been shown as a reliable technique for forecasting reserves.  However, implementing this pressure normalized decline curve analysis can be time consuming and inefficient for large groups of wells.  This study group discussion will cover the basics of such pressure normalized decline curve analysis and also will include a demonstration of an efficient software routine that is being used at NSAI to make the analysis less time consuming.   Biography   Matt Dalka is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and has been practicing consulting petroleum engineering at NSAI since 2013 and has over 7 years of prior industry experience.  He conducts multiple reserve evaluations in the Haynesville shale for various clients.  He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering / Engineering and Public Policy.      

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    Farmers Branch, TX, United States

  • Distinguished Lecture Dave Stern: Creating Geologically Realistic Models Used for Reservoir Manageme

    Monday, October 23, 2017, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM SGT
    A delicious lunch buffet and an informative lecture by the DL Dave Stern on Creating Geologically Realistic Models Used for Reservoir Management Abstract To make sensible reservoir management decisions, it is necessary to predict future reservoir performance.  This allows testing and optimization of reservoir management strategies before making large investments.   When displacement mechanisms change or geologic description is different from current well locations, this prediction is usually done with reservoir simulation models.   Because geologic features determine the connectivity and productivity of the reservoir, it is important to ensure that models realistically represent the reservoir description in order to provide plausible predictions.   Challenges associated with constructing these models include: Uncertainty in the geologic description – measurements are sparse, and do not always resolve the relevant features . It isn’t always known which features are relevant to reservoir performance.   Geometry and stacking of geologic objects like channels and lobes are difficult to represent in cellular models Multiple descriptions may exist that are consistent with available data This presentation describes how reservoir models are used in making reservoir management decisions, and outlines a strategy for creating realistic reservoir models.  Examples are provided of applying some elements of this strategy. Biography Dave Stern is a career researcher at ExxonMobil’s Upstream Research Company (URC) He joined URC in 1984 with a PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of California at Berkeley and a BS in Chemical Engineering from MIT.  Research areas include experimental measurement of gas injection performance, development and use of simplified models for reservoir management, gridding and scale-up, and history matching. He led a team that developed tools for construction of simulation models from detailed geologic models, worked with software developers to implement that technology, and trained the rest of the corporation in its use.   Dave is the author of an SPE distinguished author paper on practical aspects of gridding and scale-up, describing learnings from that experience. Dave also led a team that developed tools and methods for history matching, with emphasis on preserving geologic realism during the history match process.   The team worked with software developers to implement the tools, and trained the rest of the corporation in their use.   He is currently a Reservoir Engineering Advisor to a large project that develops and maintains software for reservoir modeling and simulation. Dave is a career-long member of SPE, and has served as session chair or discussion leader in SPE forums on gridding and scale-up, reservoir modeling for asset teams, and data analytics.  

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • SPE Workshop: Well Integrity Life Cycle Management for Subsea Field Development - St. John's, NL

    Tuesday, October 24 - Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    ​ Life cycle well integrity management is a requirement for onshore, offshore and subsea wells that provides for the license to operate specifically in environmental critical areas. It is a multi-disciplinary effort that has several stakeholders and phases of application. It is an endeavor that requires diligent planning throughout the phases of field development.  Well integrity is often managed as part of the production and maintenance life cycle. During the design, construction materials are selected on the information available at the time of the field development plan. Lessons learned from the production life cycle are at times used for further field development, if time permits. Additionally, the ineffective transition of knowledge set and longer well lifespan increases the exposure to more serious well integrity issues.    ​​ Once a well integrity issue is observed, there are sometimes no considerations for how to treat the integrity issue, especially within areas of limited access. The process to assess the current state of a well and provide an assurance of continued integrity continues to be a challenge for the industry. The workshop objective is to raise the level of awareness of the individual life cycle elements and address these through examples of each life cycle phase and provide a basis for discussion of what is required to improve the effectiveness of well integrity throughout all phases. This workshop will also have a focus on subsea well integrity as that is the predominant form of development within the region.

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    St. John's, NF, Canada

  • Study Group - October 25, 2017: Evaporation Controls Study

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Speaker:   Topher Small – Operations Engineer, Pioneer Water Management   Topic:        Evaporation Controls Study   Date:          Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 11:30 AM   Location:  Brookhaven College Geological Institute, (Map)     Cost:  $20 if SPE member paying electronically in advance, all others $25   Reservation AND/OR Credit Card ONLINE Payment at: http://www.spedallas.org/   Please remember to bring your computer generated receipt to show that you have paid by credit card. Abstract Horizontal fracturing technology uses a substantial amount of water in order to produce oil and gas from unconventional shale plays. In order to supply this amount of water, large earthen pits (called frac ponds) are constructed to accumulate, store, and transfer enough water for frac operations. This can be especially difficult in dry climates due to the lack of availability of water sources and due to evaporative losses from frac ponds. Since the construction of these large frac ponds has come about fairly recently, there have been no public studies done on evaporative losses in frac ponds in the Permian Basin. In order to quantify the potential savings created by evaporation control technologies, this study establishes a baseline for frac ponds and small-scale models and compares the amount of evaporation reduced by different technologies. Biography   Topher Small is an Operations Engineer in the Permian Basin with Pioneer Water Management, LLC, and is responsible for frac pond management and on-the-fly frac water treatment. He is a graduate of the University of Tulsa with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.                

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    Farmers Branch, TX, United States

  • SPE Geological Fieldtrip 2017

    Saturday, October 28, 2017, 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM SGT
    ​ Petroleum Elements An SPE Geological Fieldtrip Location: Miri Old Hospital, Mud Volcano, Bulat Setap and Tusan Beach 28th October 2017 FREE for all SPE members! ( RM20/pax for others ) First come first serve basis with limited seats! To register please contact us at sarawakspe@gmail.com

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    Miri, Malaysia

  • SPE Introduction in Oil & Gas Industry for Academia

    Monday, October 30, 2017, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM EET

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    Sibiu, Romania

  • 2do Workshop SPE Colombia y el Mundo del Fracking

    Wednesday, November 1 - Thursday, November 2, 2017
    Este workshop discutirá los diferentes componentes de la aplicación del Fracking desde la planeación hasta la ejecución del mismo, proporcionando al asistente los conceptos técnicos mediante lecciones aprendidas provenientes de diferentes regiones del mundo, con el objetivo de explorar nuevas oportunidades y retos en la exploración de yacimientos no convencionales en la industria colombiana.

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    Colombia

  • Geological Overview of The Barents Sea: Challenges and Prospect Predictions

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM CET
    Geological Overview of The Barents Sea:  Challenges and Prospect Predictions Tips for Data Interpretation: Where to Search for Oil and Why is the Drilling Success so Diverse? In total 3 Speakers with the following topics:   Exploration in the Barents Sea – “ups and downs”, where to go next? Dr Erik Henriksen , UiT The Arctic University of Norway/ Founder and Managing Director of Henriksen Maritime Consultancy AS Scientific Approaches in Exploration Strategy and HC Potential of the Barents Sea Dr Natalia Kukina,  Exploration Manager RN Nordic Oil/ Chief of Board of Directors at Dominik Oil Petroleum systems in the SW Barents Sea: diversity, opportunities and challenges. PhD Jon Halvard Pedersen,   Petroleum Systems Analyst, Lundin Norway The event will be held at Felix conference center (Aker Brygge, Oslo). These great lectures with be followed by a tasty Spanish tapas buffet dinner.

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    Oslo, Norway

  • Traditional X-mas Dinner 2017

    Thursday, December 7, 2017, 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM CET
    Traditional X-mas Dinner December 7th 2017 Topic:  Essential Prerequisites for Maximizing Success From Big Data Presenter: Muhammad Khakwani (Distinguished Lecturer) An Extra 45 Minutes Can Provide a World of Knowledge Program outline: 17.30-18.00    Recepetion and ice breaker 18.30-19.30    Presentation with Q&A 19.30-23.00    Dinner and networking The lecture will be followed by "Pinnekjøtt" dinner.    Please let us know if you have any restrictions. Abstract   Big Data is an emerging technology in Information Management that holds promising returns on investment, as it can provide advanced analytics capabilities. It is well suited for large enterprises, and when used properly, it can lead to breakthroughs in analytics, deriving information from data that was previously not possible. However, a Big Data project cannot be approached using traditional IT system design and methods. Its success relies on teamwork and collaboration among petroleum engineering subject matter experts, senior IT professionals, and data scientists. To ensure that Big Data initiatives do not deliver poor results or disappoint, Big Data projects require significant preparation, which dramatically increases the chances of success. This presentation provides practical information about how to get started and what to consider in your plan, and it gives useful tips and examples for planning and executing a Big Data project. At the end of the presentation, attendees will know what Big Data is, what it offers, how to plan such projects, what the roles and responsibilities are for the key project members, and how these projects should be implemented to benefit their organization. Big Data analytics offers enterprises a chance to move beyond simply gathering data to analyzing, mining, and correlating results for insights that translate into business solutions.   Biography Muhammad S. Khakwani is a Senior Information Systems Consultant and the leading Data Architect for Upstream data at Saudi Aramco. He has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry working for large enterprises in Canada and the United States, and for the last 17 years in the Oil & Gas industry in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He has in-depth expertise in database design as well as data management, standardization, and governance. He has designed and implemented data warehouse solutions, formulated Real-Time data strategies, and devised controls for Data Security for Saudi Aramco. His current responsibilities include designing and managing the Upstream enterprise data model, as well as strategizing and managing policies related to the corporate Upstream database necessary to meet changing business needs at Saudi Aramco. He has a BS from University of Western Ontario, and an MIS from Webster University.

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    Oslo, Norway

  • Workshop Series on Through Tubing Tools

    Sunday, April 1 - Saturday, June 30, 2018
    SPE Barmer Section brings forth for its members a series of Workshops on Through Tubing Tools: Workshops that will have Through Tubing Experts from Top Service Companies presenting technical details and case studies on a plethora of basic and advanced application tools. Stay tuned for further updates!

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    Barmer, India

  • Distinguished Lecture Series- Petrophysical Rock Typing- A solution for modeling heterogeneous reser

    Monday, May 21, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:10 PM WAT

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    Port Harcourt, Nigeria

  • SPE Canada Regional Director Visit & June Technical Presentation

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM CT
    Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Time: 11:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. (lunch will be provided) Venue: ED 388, University of Regina   Please RSVP to Mr. Kelechi Amadi ( kk_amadi@yahoo.com ) not later than June 9, 2018. Presentation Abstract   Horizontal wells have become the preferred option of many operators for the development of liquid hydrocarbon reservoirs of all types, including heavy oil.  Horizontal wells have indeed been used successfully in many heavy oil applications to achieve increased productivity and recovery while minimizing total costs, as well as to exploit resources that would be impractical or difficult to access with vertical wells.  However, industry experience has also shown that horizontal wells have not performed nearly as well as expected in many cases.  This can be attributed to a number of different factors related to the reservoir setting and the design, construction and operation of the horizontal wells. The presentation provides further background and insight to a number of these factors in relation to both primary and thermal recovery from heavy oil reservoirs including geology, foamy oil behavior, drilling and well completion effects, horizontal well inflow, flow losses, solids production, water breakthrough and artificial lift challenges.  Field data and experience from Canadian and Venezuelan heavy oil operations are used to illustrate the significance of these various factors.  A brief overview of the SPE and the services/benefits available to members will  also be provided following the technical presentation and questions related to SPE will be welcome.   Speaker Bio Cam Matthews is a C-FER Technologies Fellow, with over 35 years of experience as an engineering consultant and researcher in oil and gas.  He is responsible for conducting advanced engineering investigations and organizing research and development programs related to challenges faced by operators in drilling and completions and production operations.  Matthews holds BS and MSc degrees in civil engineering.  He has written many technical papers, coauthored a chapter on PCP systems in the SPE Petroleum Engineering Handbook, and taught related short courses.  He holds five patents on novel drilling and production processes. Matthews currently serves as the SPEI Regional Director for Canada and on the SPE Canada Board of Directors. ​
    Regina, SK, Canada

  • Совершенствование нормативно-правового регулирования недропользования УВС в Российской Федерации

    Friday, June 22, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM UZ
    Сергей Евгеньевич Сутормин к.т.н., заместитель директора Санкт-Петербургского филиала ФБУ «ГКЗ», Руководитель Северо-Западной нефтегазовой ЦКР Роснедра по УВС.   В своем выступлении С.Е. Сутормин осветит следующие вопросы: Совершенствование нормативно-правового регулирования недропользования УВС в Российской Федерации: Новая классификация запасов УВС – шаг в сторону гармонизации с международными классификациями. Новые Правила проектирования месторождений УВС – основа управления и контроля процесса разработки месторождений УВС. Новые требования к проектным документам на разработку месторождений УВС – повышение эффективности и рациональности процесса разработки месторождений. Государственная экспертиза проектной документации – шаг в сторону повышения уровня проектных документов. ЕСОЭН – формирование единой системы экспертной деятельности в сфере недропользования. ​​
    Tashkent, Uzbekistan

  • SPE DL Visit - Anne Valentine

    Monday, June 25, 2018, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM NZST
    Distinguished Lecturer: Anne Valentine – Integrated historical data workflow: Maximising value of a mature asset.

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    New Plymouth, New Zealand

  • Distinguished Lecturer 2017-18 Lecture Season

    Monday, June 25, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM EET
     Waterflood Design and Operational Best Practices         R. Scot Buell Chevron Energy Technology Company   Abstract Reservoir engineers cannot capture full value from waterflood projects on their own.  Cross-functional participation from earth sciences, production, drilling, completions, and facility engineering, and operational groups is required to get full value from waterfloods.  Waterflood design and operational case histories of cross-functional collaboration are provided that have improved life cycle costs and increased recovery for onshore and offshore waterfloods.   The role that water quality, surveillance, reservoir processing rates, and layered reservoir management has on waterflood oil recovery and life cycle costs will be clarified.  Techniques to get better performance out of your waterflood will be shared.   Biography Scot Buell has worked globally for 36 years as a petroleum engineer. He was a 2005-2006 SPE Distinguished Lecturer, is the author of 12 SPE papers, served as an SPE technical editor for 20 years, and has served as an SPE section Chairman, Forum Chairman, and Applied Technology Workshop Chairman.  He has worked as an expert in the design of new waterfloods and the operation of existing waterflood projects in Asia, North America, Europe, and Africa.  He provided technical leadership for 30 waterflooded reservoirs offshore West Africa for nine years. He currently serves as a corporate reserves auditor specializing in waterflood and EOR reserve estimates.  He also serves as the principal researcher for thermal horizontal wells and thermal subsurface integrity management for Chevron Energy Technology Research Company.  He holds a BS and MS in Petroleum Engineering and MS in Petroleum Economics, all from Colorado School of Mines.

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    Ukraine

  • YP visit: Vetco Gray

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM SG
    The SPE YP organizes an annual visit to a site that is not normally accessible to the public in order to help YP's build their understanding of the Oil and Gas Industry in areas that they are not necessarily familiar with. This initiative started in 2016 with the visit of a drilling rig, the Maersk Convincer. Last year we discovered the Center for Offshore Research and Engineering Lab and their multiphase flow loop. This year's visit will be in Vetco Gray facilities. The company has a long history of manufacturing surface/subsea drilling and production equipment. The visit will include cladding, turning/machining, packaging, pressure test and assembly of subsea trees. Refreshment will be provided onsite. Pre registration is required and BHGE reserve the right to refuse admission to whomever without any reason given. If you have more questions and want to register you interest, please contact  Wee Chin. Name as per ID: IC/passport number: Can bring personal PPE:  safety shoes, safety glasses, helmet (please note than full leg cover is mandatory) Phone number: Email: Organisation: SPE membership number:

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • **Sponsorship Only: Emerging Technologies in Unconventional Development Seminar - June 27th, 2018

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM CT
    All levels of Sponsorship's include the recognition throughout the Seminar (Power Point rollers, verbal recognition) and on our website as soon as you are paid.  In addition, an attendance list will be provided with attendee name and company affiliation. Package "A":  Gold Level - $600 Includes 3 free attendees Package "B":  Silver Level - $400 Includes 2 free attendees Package "C":  Bronze Level - $200 Includes 1 free attendee If you would like to continue registration as a Member or Non-Member Attendee  without Sponsorship, please register  here . Please do not select "Yes" to Register Others  during the registration process.   Once your Sponsorship is completed,  please email Doug Oney at doney@flotekind.com with the names of attendees associated with your sponsorship.  

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    Farmers Branch, TX, United States

  • Emerging Technologies in Unconventional Development Seminar - June 27, 2018

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT
    Date:            Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Location:     Ellison Miles Institute, Brookhaven College  (Map)  Building H This year’s conference will focus on new technologies and their impact on the industry.  We will have various experts from Reservoir, Drilling, Completions, and Production come to present on new technologies that have made an impact on our industry.  Speakers will come from various companies including Denbury, Pioneer, Tudor Pickering, Schlumberger, NOV, and more.  Come for this full day event which includes a continental breakfast and lunch.  Network with friends and colleagues as well as meet new folks from areas outside the DFW.  We expect this year to be another larger turnout year so register early to ensure your seat! Sponsorhip Info:  (see seperate event page to register sponsorships) Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the Emerging Technologies in Unconventional Development Seminar, sponsorship's are greatly needed and appreciated:   All levels of Sponsorship's include the recognition throughout the Seminar (Power Point rollers, verbal recognition) and on our website as soon as you are paid.  In addition, an attendance list will be provided with attendee name and company affiliation. Package "A":  Gold Level - $600 Includes 3 free attendees Package "B":  Silver Level - $400 Includes 2 free attendees Package "C":  Bronze Level - $200 Includes 1 free attendee If you would like to continue registration as a Member or Non-Member Attendee  without Sponsorship, please register  here . Please do not select "Yes" to Register Others  during the registration process.   Once your Sponsorship is completed,  please email Doug Oney at doney@flotekind.com with the names of attendees associated with your sponsorship.  Agenda link:   Emerging_technologies_seminar_june27_2018.pdf Brookhaven College Campus Map:  https://www.brookhavencollege.edu/about/maps/Pages/main-campus.aspx

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    Farmers Branch, TX, United States

  • SPE Gas Well Deliquification Symposium

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:50 PM GR
    SPE Gas Well Deliquification Symposium SPE Romanian Section announces the event entitled” Gas Well Deliquification Symposium” which will take place on 27th of June 2018 in Medias at Documentation and Information Center & Gas Museum. The event bring together researchers, experts, consultants and young professionals engineers from oil and gas industry to exchange knowledge and ideas, share best practices, lessons learned, and the new perspectives related to the topic of great interest: Gas Well Deliquification. Do you want to join? Please book June 27th 2018 in your calendar. Vasile Badiu - The Romanian Scientific Research For Prediction Methods of Liquid Loading in Natural Gas Well Vasile Stanculescu -  Gas Well Deliquification, Best Practice In OMV Petrom S.A. Alexandru Nitulete -  Gas Wells Deliquification – The Romgaz – Schlumberger Approach Bogdan Simescu - Liquid Unloading Optimization From Gas Well Which Exploit Depleted Reservoirs Neculai Pavlovschi -  How Gas Wells Deliquification Techniques Can Increase Recoverable Reserves
    Medias, Romania

  • R. Scot Buell (Chevron) - Waterflood Design and Operational Best Practices

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CET
    Waterflood Design and Operational Best Practices R. Scot Buell, Chevron Energy Technology Company Abstract Reservoir engineers cannot capture full value from waterflood projects on their own.  Cross-functional participation from earth sciences, production, drilling, completions, and facility engineering, and operational groups is required to get full value from waterfloods.  Waterflood design and operational case histories of cross-functional collaboration are provided that have improved life cycle costs and increased recovery for onshore and offshore waterfloods.   The role that water quality, surveillance, reservoir processing rates, and layered reservoir management has on waterflood oil recovery and life cycle costs will be clarified.  Techniques to get better performance out of your waterflood will be shared. Biography Scot Buell has worked globally for 36 years as a petroleum engineer. He was a 2005-2006 SPE Distinguished Lecturer, is the author of 12 SPE papers, served as an SPE technical editor for 20 years, and has served as an SPE section Chairman, Forum Chairman, and Applied Technology Workshop Chairman.  He has worked as an expert in the design of new waterfloods and the operation of existing waterflood projects in Asia, North America, Europe, and Africa.  He provided technical leadership for 30 waterflooded reservoirs offshore West Africa for nine years. He currently serves as a corporate reserves auditor specializing in waterflood and EOR reserve estimates.  He also serves as the principal researcher for thermal horizontal wells and thermal subsurface integrity management for Chevron Energy Technology Research Company.  He holds a BS and MS in Petroleum Engineering and MS in Petroleum Economics, all from Colorado School of Mines.

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    Geneva, Switzerland

  • Visualization of Asphaltene Deposition and Removal Using Microfluidic Porous Media

    Thursday, June 28, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Visualization of Asphaltene Deposition and Removal Using Microfluidic Porous Media Dr. Sibani Lisa Biswal Associate Professor Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CHBE) and Material Science and Nanoengineering (MSNE) Rice University, Houston, TX Abstract: Asphaltene deposition is a common cause of significant flow assurance problems in wellbores and production equipment as well as near-wellbore regions in oil reservoirs. Asphaltenes are surface-active and stabilize water-in-oil emulsions by flocculating and coagulating at interfaces. Commercial dispersants have been developed to mitigate asphaltene deposition, but their role on the interfacial properties of asphaltene films is unclear. My lab has generated micromodels, which are combined with high-speed imaging to visualize asphaltene deposition and transport in microfluidic devices with permeability contrasts, fractures, and multiple phases. The surfaces can be altered to mimic the chemistry and wettability found in reservoir systems. I will discuss how these devices can be utilized to advance our understanding of oil flow processes and design better strategies to address flow assurance problems. Brief Bio: Dr. S. Lisa Biswal is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice University in Houston, TX and leads the Soft Matter Engineering Laboratory. Dr. Biswal’s research focuses on multiphase flow and interfacial phenomena. Research examples include directed assembly of colloidal systems with magnetic fields, nanomaterials for energy, and the understanding and manipulation of microscale fluids for oil processes. She has a B.S in chemical engineering from Caltech (1999) and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Stanford University (2004). She is the recipient of an ONR Young Investigator Award (2008), a National Science Foundation CAREER award (2009), the Southwest Texas Section AICHE Best Fundamental Paper Award (2014), and the George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching (2015). Biswal has authored or coauthored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and holds 5 US patents/patent disclosures. ​

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    Houston, TX, United States

  • June YP Happy Hour

    Thursday, June 28, 2018, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM CT
    June YP Happy Hour Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 4:00 PM Always the LAST Thursday of the month! Little Woodrow's located at 606 W. Afton Oaks Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78232 RSVP not required, but let us know if you plan to attend by email at balcones@spemail.org . Please email Kyle Dahlberg at kyle.dahlberg@weatherford.com if you are interested in sponsoring!

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    San Antonio, TX, United States

  • SPE Pittsburgh Young Professionals Networking Hour

    Thursday, June 28, 2018, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM ET
    SPE Pittsburgh Young Professionals are delighted to invite you to the June monthly networking event. We will be at the Bubba's Gourmet Burghers & Beer in Southpointe (MAP), on Thursday, June 28th, 5:30-10 PM. Please RSVP. Looking forward to meeting you and please feel free to forward this invitation to whomever you think might be interested! Are you or your company interested in sponsoring an upcoming Young Professionals event? If so, please contact our Sponsorship Chair, Zachary Scott, at zrs1591@yahoo.com, for more information.     Sincerely,

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    Canonsburg, PA, United States

  • SPE Summer Dinner

    Thursday, June 28, 2018, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM CET
    ​ SPE Italy is pleased to invite you to the Annual Social Dinner! The event will offer 2 interesting speeches by Vincenzo Michetti (EVP Eni Production & Maintenance) and Francesca Ferrazza (VP Eni Knowledge Management). Looking forward to see you on that occasion! Please confirm your attendance to: spe.italiansection@gmail.com ​ Menu_-_SPE_Summer_Social_Dinner_-_2018_June_28.pdf

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    San Donato Milanese, Italy

  • SPE Fun Run 2018 - Run for Greener Earth

    Sunday, July 1, 2018, 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM ICT
    SPE Vietnam proudly presents the SPE Fun Run 2018 – Run for Greener Earth, with 4 categories 100m/300m/2km/4km for everyone in the family. The details of the event are as follows:   Time and Date:                 7.00am – 11.00 am, Sunday 1 st July 2018 Location:                            Long Cung Resort Beach, Vung Tau City, Ba Ria – Vung Tau Registration Deadline:     Friday 22 nd June 2018   With the key message “Be healthy and look after our environment”, SPE Fun Run 2018 aims to promote fitness and raise environmental awareness, whilst building connection between families within the Oil & Gas industry. All donations from the participants will be used for charitable causes. Cash donation can be either donated on site or by wire transfer to this account:   Account name:  SPE VIETNAM Bank:                   VPBANK – Ben Thanh Branch – VND Account:             124822173   Please contact Mr. Phong Vu (093 396 7071, vphong@slb.com ) and Mr Tu Nguyen (090 458 4872, l.a.tu.nguyen@gmail.com ) for more information. #SPECare #FunRun #SPE2018 #SPEVietnam Poster:  https://lnkd.in/gFFGXxi

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    Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Viet Nam

  • Women in Energy: International Women in Engineering Day

    Thursday, July 5, 2018, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM EAT
    This year’s conference is titled “Press for Progress: Challenge Bias” and will focus on what actions individuals, companies and organisations can take to promote gender balance in the energy industry, with a panel session on unconscious bias.The main objective of the event will be to focus attention on the opportunities for women in engineering and to encourage girls into engineering careers. While we know that gender parity won’t happen overnight, the good news is that across the world, women are making positive gains day by day. Plus, there is indeed a very strong and growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support. Now more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and #PressforProgress. Join us for an interesting discussion  and stay tuned for more information on the event
    Juba, South Sudan

  • SPE NL Golf Tournament

    Friday, July 6, 2018, 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM CET
    33rd Annual Golf Tournament
    Rhoon, Netherlands

  • Technical Presentation by Rashmin Dandekar and Annual General Meeting

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM AU
    ABSTRACT TBA BIO Rashmin Dandekar is from Oil Search  Registration 17:15 AGM 17:30 Technical Talk 17:45 following AGM Early Registration Closes July 2 PESA, and EA Members can register as guests Please note - only financial, professional (not student) members are eligible to vote at the AGM or stand for elections. Add to Google Calendar
    Sydney, Australia

  • New Concepts for Drilling and Completion, Leading to Substantial Cost Savings

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Speaker:   Donald J. Fry   Topic:        New Concepts for Drilling and Completion, Leading to Substantial Cost Savings   Date:          Wednesday, July 18, 2018   Location:  Brookhaven College Geological Institute, (Map)     Cost:  $25 if SPE member paying electronically in advance, all others $30   Reservation AND/OR Credit Card ONLINE Payment at: http://www.spedallas.org/   Please remember to bring your computer generated receipt to show that you have paid by credit card. ​​​​​ Bio: Don currently works as a consulting geophysicist after a 36 year full time career. He worked for Amoco/Crescendo Resources/BP for 24 years, followed by four years with Ward Petroleum, three years with Sandridge Energy, and finally three years with Devon Energy. Don has three degrees, including a Masters in Geology from the University of Tulsa. Don’s career has taken him to Denver twice, Amoco’s Tulsa Research, Houston three times, Amarillo twice, Enid, OK and Oklahoma City, as well as an overseas assignment in Cairo. Don currently resides in McKinney, TX. Don has worked major basins throughout the US and in several foreign settings. His most recent assignment with Devon was in the Barnett shale play where he began the development of the techniques being shown. ​​​​ Abstract: Engineers and other Oil and Gas specialists have become increasingly adept in targeting a wide range of reservoirs with extended reach laterals, with overall positive production results. As such the term ‘dry hole’ is becoming nearly obsolete, and drilling locations in the thousands rest on the books of numerous energy companies. One would think that this status would suggest nothing but a rosy future, both near term and far for the energy sectors. However, investor expectations, service company and other costs, regulations, and commodity prices in particular continue to weigh heavily on outcomes, such that what appears to be so stable and promising finds itself still to be highly vulnerable to markets and events. Energy companies have limited control over these above mentioned variables. But in general, if the return on investment can’t with certainty remain up, the cost of finding may need a ‘step-change’ to go substantially down. One key way to accomplish this is to actually drill wells differently, in particular shorter laterals, but to do so in a unique way that generates additional effective porosity, and then complete these wells with focused methods that take advantage of this induced porosity. As a result one can obtain wells that produce on par with extended length laterals, but at a significantly reduced cost, that is greater than 25%. These methods have been tested, and show not only great promise for new drilling areas, but further for infill and edge drilling as well. These are ‘win-win’ recommendations. If commodity prices drop, ROR’s can be protected. If prices remain stable or rise, gains are all the more.

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    Farmers Branch, TX, United States

  • An Executive Panel Discussion - Living, Working, and the Social/Economic Impact of operating in the

    Thursday, July 19, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    ​ Luncheon, Thursday, July 19, 2018 Midland Petroleum Club 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM   Topic: An Executive Panel Discussion - Living, Working, and the Social/Economic Impact of operating in the Permian Basin. Executive Panel: Ken Beattie – Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, CrownQuest Operating Denzil West – Chief Executive Officer, Admiral Permian Resources Joe Wright – Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Concho Resources
    Midland, TX, United States

  • Study Group - July 25th 2018 - U.S. Energy Independence at Last

    Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Speaker:   Stephen Molina, Director of Energy Management Program at University of Texas at Dallas Topic:        U.S. Energy Independence, At Last Date:         Wednesday, July 25 th , 2017 at 11:30 AM Location:  Brookhaven College Geological Institute, ( Map ) Cost:        $20 if SPE member paying electronically in advance, all others $25 Reservation AND/OR Credit Card ONLINE Payment at: http://www.spedallas.org/   Please remember to bring your computer generated receipt to show that you have paid by credit card. Abstract For many years, our industry has been dominated by the dependence of foreign oil sources and the changing political landscape within OPEC. New technology and innovation in extracting oil and gas in North America has unlocked previously uneconomic resources, resulting in what some may call the first steps to energy independence. Mr. Stephen Molina has been speaking about the phenomena of U.S. energy independence, and more specifically, a U.S./Mexico/Canadian dominance of the global oil and gas industry for years. It appears that the creation of this North American OPEC is finally here.   Biography Mr. Stephen Molina has broad domestic and international experience in upstream and downstream oil and gas, energy, construction, litigation and project finance. He began his career at Burford & Ryburn in Dallas and became a partner and head of commercial litigation. He later served as General Attorney for ARCO Oil and Gas, VP/General Counsel for Vaster Resources, Chief Counsel for ARCO Latin America, and General Counsel for The Oman Oil Company, located in the Sultanate of Oman. He also served as Counsel to Patton Boggs, the world’s largest lobbying firm, and Counsel for Dentons, which is the world’s largest law firm. He is a Texas member of the IOGCC, having served as Chair of the International Affiliates Committee for two terms, has been a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce in D.C., and the Bilateral U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce in Houston. Most recently, he has accepted the position of Senior Lecturer and has been named the Director of Energy Programs at the University of Texas at Dallas. Mr. Molina holds a bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University.      

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    Farmers Branch, TX, United States

  • 4th Annual Petro at the Park Outing

    Friday, August 3, 2018, 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM ET
    Sponsorship opportunities are available! Sponsorship_Form.doc Join us for a night at t he ballpark with our 4th Annual Petro at the Park event. We'll be partnering with the West Virginia Power for a night of fun, food, and baseball at Appalachian Power Park on Friday, August 3rd. The event will include a ticket to the game, all you can eat and drink refreshments on the park's Party Deck, playground access for children, and an amazing post-game fireworks display. As with last year, we will also be having t-shirts made to commemorate the event. The event is free to members and their immediate families or one guest.    

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    Charleston, WV, United States

  • NAICE 2018

    Monday, August 6 - Wednesday, August 8, 2018
    Diversification of Nigerian Economy_ The Oil and Gas Industery As An Enabler

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    Lagos, Nigeria

  • August Monthly Meeting

    Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    August Monthly Meeting Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 11:30 AM at the Petroleum Club of San Antonio *Always the first Tuesday of the month Register by 10:00 AM on Monday, August 6, 2018 With RSVP $30 per person // Without RSVP $35 per person *Dress Business Casual "Best Practices to Reduce Venting and Flaring." REGISTER HERE Jeff Voorhis, Hy-Bon/EDI ​

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    San Antonio, TX, United States

  • Congreso de exploracion y produccion de recursos no convencionales

    Tuesday, August 14 - Thursday, August 16, 2018

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    Neuquen, Argentina

  • Exhibitor Registration - 2018 Deepwater Technical Symposium

    Monday, August 27 - Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    Thank you for your interest in becoming an  exhibitor  at the 2018 Deepwater Technical Symposium . Below are the details for registering as an exhibitor.  Input contact information in the Registration box and click Continue as Guest (or login with SPE login info). Click add to cart, and click View/Checkout to continue registration. If you want to pay by credit card, select checkout with PayPal If you want to pay by check, select Register Now and Pay Later.  (Update: Even if selecting "Register Now and Pay Later", ensure that the "Checkout with PayPal" logo has loaded (reload page if needed). This will help ensure website registration functionality.  Make sure to sign up before 7/1/18 to ensure the best rate (booth costs will jump to $1,200 thereafter).  For any questions, please contact John Severson , Richard Temple , or Leslie Broussard (click the name to email) . If you would rather pay by check, please make check payable to  SPE Delta Section.   Mail check to:   SPE Delta Section P.O. Box 52737 New Orleans, LA  70152 After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email. You will then receive an email asking for company logos with an invoice attached. As we approach the event, further emails will be sent with information on schedule and logistics for exhibitors. Below is some information on the exhibitor booths. ______________________________________________________________________ Throughout the Tuesday and Wednesday itineraries, the exhibition hall will be available for participants to get first-hand exposure to industry technologies and services. The cost for each 8’x10’ booth is $1,000 before 7/1/18 or $1,200 thereafter. Maximum four (4) company representatives per booth Luncheon tickets are sold separately at $30 each per day

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    New Orleans, LA, United States

  • Sponsorship Registration - 2018 Deepwater Technical Symposium

    Monday, August 27 - Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    Thank you for your interest in becoming a sponsor of the 2018 Deepwater Technical Symposium . Below are the details for registering as a sponsor.  Input contact information in the Registration box and click Continue as Guest (or login with SPE login info). Select one of the sponsorship levels from the drop down menu on the right ( the options are explained below) . Click add to cart, and click View/Checkout to continue registration. If you want to pay by credit card, select checkout with PayPal If you want to pay by check, select Register Now and Pay Later.    (Update: Even if selecting "Register Now and Pay Later", ensure that the "Checkout with PayPal" logo has loaded (reload page if needed). This will help ensure website registration functionality.  For any questions, please contact John Severson , Richard Temple , or Leslie Broussard (click the name to email). If you would rather pay by check, please make check payable to  SPE Delta Section. Mail check to:   SPE Delta Section P.O. Box 52737 New Orleans, LA  70152 After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email. You will then receive an email asking for company logos with an invoice attached.  _______________________________________________________________________ Four (4) levels of sponsorship are available. A company does not have to be an exhibitor in order to participate as a sponsor. These contributions are used to help defray operational costs. In return, sponsors benefit from complementary registrations and general promotions throughout the Symposium. Platinum Level Sponsorship $2,500 (Select Sponsorship Package A) Four (4) complementary Symposium registrations Company name and logo on introductory slides during the technical sessions Prominent logo and link on the Symposium website Prominent signage at the Symposium Gold Level Sponsorship $1,500 (Select Sponsorship Package B) Two (2) complementary Symposium registrations Company name and logo on introductory slides in the technical sessions Prominent logo and link on the Symposium website Prominent signage at the Symposium Silver Level Sponsorship $750 (Select Sponsorship Package C) One (1) complementary Symposium registration Company name and logo on introductory slides in the technical sessions Prominent logo and link on the Symposium website Prominent signage at the Symposium Bronze Level Sponsorship $500 (Select Member) Company name and logo displayed over coffee/continental breakfast area Prominent logo and link on the Symposium website

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    New Orleans, LA, United States

  • CO2 in the Subsurface - From EOR to Storage

    Monday, September 10, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET
    Speaker: Gary F. Teletzke Time: Monday Sep. 10th, 2018, 11AM-1PM Location: Schlumberger-Doll Research (1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA USA) Registration: Registration is required. Please RSVP with the link below and arrive 15 minutes early . Abstract: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have issued recent reports suggesting that deployment of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) can significantly reduce the cost of achieving CO2 emission reduction targets.  However, several questions remain: Under what circumstances will large-scale deployment take place? Where and when will this occur? How large a role will CCS play in stabilizing atmospheric concentrations of CO2? I will review the current status of CO2-EOR and geologic storage focusing on subsurface lessons learned and their implications for large-scale CCS. Our industry has a long history with CO2-EOR that provides a strong experience base for CO2 storage. However, CO2-EOR alone will be insufficient to meet emission reduction targets and storage in deep saline aquifers is also being investigated. Experience from operating CCS projects shows that subsurface storage capacity in saline formations can be limited by dynamic injectability factors. Hundreds of years of CO2 storage capacity is potentially available, even after accounting for dynamic limitations, but the areal distribution of potential storage capacity is widely varied. Geologic and reservoir engineering studies will be essential for identifying storage sites having adequate capacity, containment, and injectivity. Petroleum engineers will play a key role in these studies. Biography: Gary Teletzke is Senior Technical Advisor for Enhanced Oil Recovery at ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company. He has led research projects related to gas injection EOR, chemical EOR, and compositional reservoir simulation. He has also led several EOR field studies, integrating laboratory work, reservoir simulation, and pilot testing. For the past ten years, he has provided technical leadership to research efforts on CO2 sequestration. He has published more than 40 technical papers and patents. He has organized numerous SPE conferences over the past two decades and served as Executive Editor of SPEREE from 2015-2017. He was named an SPE Distinguished Member in 2013. He received a BS in chemical engineering from Northwestern University and PhD in chemical engineering from University of Minnesota. For those who would like to join online, please register and follow the link below → Join Skype Meeting  Trouble Joining?  Try Skype Web App Join by phone +1 844 713 3285 (US)  (SLB)               English (United States) Conference ID: 47053549 Only SPE members can RSVP at this web site. If you are a non-SPE member please send a confirming email to Jean Elkhoury at  elkhoury@slb.com or Chang-Yu Hou at CHOU2@slb.com with SPE-NYNE May 18 in the subject line. The email needs to contain your name, company name and citizenship.

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    Cambridge, MA, United States

  • Lloydminster Oil Show Presentations - TEST

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM MT
    Please join us for an exciting mini symposium!  Limited seating for the symposium.  There is no fee for the event but you must RSVP to guarantee a seat for yourself! IMPORTANT: By RSVPing you agree for the Lloydminster Section of SPE to share your registration information with the 2018 Lloydminster Heavy Oil Show for the purpose of pre-registering for attendign the Oil Show.  By agreeing your show badge will be available to be picked up at the entrance to the Symposium.

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    Lloydminster, AB, Canada

  • Goliat Field Development

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    Goliat Development and the Way Forward By Vidar Kråkenes, Eni

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • Joint meeting with Conservation Committee of California Oil and Gas Producers (CCCOGP)

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PT
    Long Beach, CA, United States

  • 4th Young Professional Workshop

    Wednesday, September 19 - Thursday, September 20, 2018
    Call for Contribution We are pleased to invite you to contribute to the 4th edition of German Section Society of Petroleum Engineers Young Professional Workshop (GSSPE-YP Workshop 2018), the premier venue for knowledge sharing, explore on-going research, future developments, frame problems, share solutions and applications of recommendation technologies. The theme of the workshop is “ NO BOUNDARIES NO BORDERS: THINKING OUTSIDE  BOX AS A SUSTAINABILITY DRIVE ”. The upcoming GSSPE-YP workshop will be held in Bremen, Germany from 19 – 21  September 2018 . Topics of interest for 2018 GSSPE-YP Workshop include (but are not limited to): - E&P Geoscience - Reservoir Engineering – Reservoir Modeling and Simulation - Well Engineering – Drilling and Completion Technology - Well Integrity and Intervention Advancement - Geothermal Operations - Production Technology and Enhancement - Operational Excellence – Technologies and Innovation - Field Development – Case Studies - QHSSE - Project and Portfolio management - IT – Information management - Digitalization – Big data - Transportation and Logistics - Renewable energy – Energy transition - Human resources – HR Development Guide for authors: - An abstract (150-250 words) and the submission form should be completed for review by the organizing committee by 31. May 2018 . - The abstract should be sent to: yp-gsspe@web.de - Entries should be accompanied by a short bio. - Authors will receive notification of acceptance of their abstracts from 15. June 2018 . - Accepted authors will benefit from 25% discount on registration fees. - We also encourage Young Professionals from non-technical disciplines and PhD students to submit an abstract. For any enquiries regarding the workshop, please send an email to: yp-gsspe@web.de  We look forward to seeing you at GSSPE-YP Workshop 2018! Find some more information on the dedicated  website . Kind regards, GSSPE Young Professional Committee ​​

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    Bremen, Germany

  • Reservoir Management Challenges in Commingled Wells … and ways to overcome them

    Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM MY
    Reservoir Management Challenges in Commingled Wells … and ways to overcome them   Speaker: Nick Last Well Test Knowledge International Perth, Australia   Abstract: Commingled completions are a cost effective strategy to produce from multiple independent stacked sand reservoirs. They are widely used across the Asia Pacific region, especially for gas production, and have been implemented in a variety of well types ranging from simple 2-7/8" monobores in the Gulf of Thailand to large bore sub-sea completions offshore Western Australia.  But commingling presents a number of reservoir management challenges, including allocation of production back to individual zones, identifying the distribution of resource between those zones, and dealing with water influx that can shorten the well's life dramatically. This talk highlights the differences in behaviour between commingled and conventional single-sand completions, and examines various surveillance and well analysis options that can shed light on the resource distribution and help to optimize ultimate recovery.   Bio: Nick Last started his career with Schlumberger in the North Sea in the 1980’s, working as a well test supervisor, logging engineer and well test interpretation specialist, before moving to Thailand as Location Manager. Since leaving Schlumberger he has consulted for numerous Operators throughout SE Asia and Australasia, specializing in developing testing and surveillance strategies and making sense of the resulting data. He has been wrestling with the challenges of commingled gas production for two decades, and has used that experience to teach numerous classes on well testing, production log and pressure transient interpretation, and commingled reservoir management. Nick is currently Director of Well Test Knowledge International in Perth, Western Australia.

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    189848, Singapore

  • 25th Annual SPE OKC Sporting Clays Shoot

    Friday, September 21, 2018, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT
    Join the SPE in our 25th Annual Sporting Clays Shoot. See the attached entry form for details. Make checks payable to "SPE-OKC Sporting Clays" and return with completed entry form to: SPE Tournament, PO Box 720213, Oklahoma City, OK 73172 2018_SPE_Sporting_Clays_Tournament_Entry_Form.docx
    McLoud, OK, United States

  • Season Kick-off Meeting

    Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM CET
    Season Kick-Off meeting Date: 27.09.18 Venue: TBA Topic: TBA
    Oslo, Norway

  • October Monthly Meeting

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    October Monthly Meeting Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 11:30 AM at the Petroleum Club of San Antonio *Always the first Tuesday of the month Register by 10:00 AM on Monday, October 1, 2018 With RSVP $30 per person // Without RSVP $35 per person *Dress Business Casual "Stop, Drop And Circulate, An Engineered Approach To Coiled Tubing Intervention in Horizontal Wells." REGISTER HERE Charles Pope, Complete Shale See his bio HERE

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    San Antonio, TX, United States

  • Freshwater Neutral: Managing Water Use and Giving Back to the Environment by Karen E. Olson

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM EAT
    Abstract: Managing water use and giving back to the environment including highlighting challenges, lessons, and best practices encountered when companies implement efforts to become better stewards of freshwater resources. Specific case studies related to Southwestern Energy’s “Freshwater Neutral” initiative, achieved in 2016 within all operating divisions will be reviewed. A small multi-discipline team evaluated all elements within the operational water life cycle, identifying cost-competitive ways to optimize the company’s freshwater usage. Key components were:  commitment from company leadership and support across all operations; setting achievable, operational goals; accounting for all water used; applying new completion designs and technologies; increasing the use of alternative, non-fresh water, and supporting research in groundwater protection and water treatment technologies. This reduced freshwater requirements by up to 30% in some operating areas and saved the operator over $20 million US dollars. Another component was required in order for companies to completely offset the need for their remaining freshwater use, the importance of investing in conservation projects to improve freshwater resources within basins where operations are occurring. Achieving a freshwater neutral status requires improvements in everyday work practices and a change in the mindset of water management.  The practices implemented will allow for the use of alternative water sources whenever economically and operationally feasible, and the conservation projects have added value to local communities.   Biography: Karen Olson, Director of Technologies for Southwestern Energy Company (SWN), served as Director of the Strategic Solutions Team which was accountable for leading SWN’s Freshwater Neutral initiative. Other positions at SWN include Corporate Completion Engineering Chief.  Olson has been a Completion/Reservoir Engineer over 30 years with expertise in the design/modeling and operational execution of hydraulic fracturing.  At BP, a Completion Team Leader in GOM Deep Water, and as the Stimulation Team Leader in the North Sea, and worked onshore US, offshore US and in the North Sea for Mobil. Active with SPE for more than 30 years, she was a Guest Editor for the Deepwater and Hydraulic Fracturing section of the JPT (Journal of Petroleum Technology), authored 15 papers, and provided presentations at SPE events. In 2009, she was awarded the SPE Gulf Coast Section Region Production and Operations Award.  She was the 2014-16 Chair for the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, served on the executive committee for the 2015 ATCE and was honored as a Distinguished Member of SPE. Olson holds a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from LSU and a MS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M.  She currently serves on the Industry Board for the Petroleum Engineering Department at Texas A&M. #Health,SafetyandEnvironment #DrillingandCompletions #HSE #ManagementandInformation #ProductionandOperations #Projects,FacilitiesandConstruction #ReservoirDescriptionandDynamics #Engagement #IntrinsicMotivation
    Juba, South Sudan

  • SPE/AAPG Eastern Regional Meeting

    Sunday, October 7 - Thursday, October 11, 2018
    REGISTRATION: Registration is now open! Please visit the official event website to register! EXHIBITOR'S PACKAGE: Details regarding exhibiting at this event may be found here: SPONSORSHIP : Details regarding Sponsoring this event may be found here: Andrew W Mellon GOLD Level: Henry Clay Frick SILVER Level: Henry J Heinz BRONZE Level: Jonas Salk Supporting Level:
    Pittsburgh, PA, United States

  • Distinguished Lecturer: Charles Hinrichsen - Controlling Scale Deposition: Advances in Using Technol

    Thursday, October 11, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT
    Abstract:   The formation of scale deposits upon tubing, casing, perforations, and even on the formation face itself, can severely constrict fluid flow and reduce the production rate of oil and gas wells.  In addition to lost production, a considerable portion of the workover budget is expended in efforts to remove these deposits and prevent their recurrence. As a consequence, scale prevention has been and continues to be a common exercise and is successfully applied in many areas.   Although the principles behind scale formation and prevention are generally well understood, there are many new forms of scale prevention and new scale inhibitor application technologies.  Some people consider scale prevention a mature subject matter area with "nothing new under the sun," but in fact there are many new developments, some of which will be highlighted in this presentation.    This presentation will review the major elements that normally comprise any effort aimed at the successful control of scale deposition, starting with scale identification, followed by scale prediction, inhibition, and removal. Several case histories will illustrate the application of these scale control techniques in oil production facilities. Scale formation can be a show stopper, but if properly managed, scale can be prevented economically.     Biography:   Dr. Hinrichsen earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Cornell University. He worked at Texaco and later Chevron for forty years at Chevron's Energy Technology Company as a Chemical Treating Specialist. From 1998 to 2001 he coordinated Texaco’s chemical operations in Angola, West Africa, and from 2001 to 2003 he served as Senior Corrosion and Chemical Treating Engineer in Wafra, Kuwait. He has over 38 years of experience in scale and corrosion control treatment and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Chemical Society, and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.
    Regina, SK, Canada

  • Johan Sverdrup Field Development

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    Johan Sverdrup Field Development and Value Creation Improvements By Raghavendra Kulkarni, Equinor

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • Solving the Mystery of Low Rate of Penetration in Deep Wells

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM CET
    ​Distinguised Lecturer Topic: Solving the Mystery of Low Rate of Penetration in Deep Wells Lecturer: L.W. (Roy) Ledgerwood III More information will come..

  • November Monthly Meeting

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    November Monthly Meeting Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 11:30 AM at the Petroleum Club of San Antonio *Always the first Tuesday of the month Register by 10:00 AM on Monday, November 5, 2018 With RSVP $30 per person // Without RSVP $35 per person *Dress Business Casual "Alternative Gas Sweetening Solutions." REGISTER HERE Patrick Steffer, GTO Vorro

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    San Antonio, TX, United States

  • Distinguished Lecturer: The “Fracts” of Life (Common Failure Mechanisms Associated with Fracturing)

    Thursday, November 15, 2018, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST
      Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer 2017-18 Lecture Season     The “Fracts” of Life (Common Failure Mechanisms Associated with Fracturing)         Martin Rylance BP Exploration   Abstract: Hydraulic fracturing is the single most commonly applied completion and intervention approach across the globe, from high-permeability reservoirs at one end of the scale to unconventional formations at the other.  Constantly, changing, adapting and challenging established thinking, it is one of the most widely and successfully applied techniques that is used within the oil and gas industry. However, while we are all taught the fracturing theory and fundamentals, there is no true replacement for extensive operational exposure and experience, in planning, executing and working with hydraulic fracturing operations in a variety of situations.  The purpose of this presentation is to outline, impart and share, those issues that consistently recur and combine, to reduce or completely eliminate the success of hydraulic fracturing operations, particularly in new and start-up basins and regions.  This insight is based on more than 30 years of performing Exploration, Appraisal and Development fracturing operations; in diverse, frontier and challenging environments across some 35 Countries and many different basin types and depositions.  The themes, advice, best practice and lessons learned will be shared by means of actual case histories. Attendees will leave with refreshed insight and renewed awareness of some of the most frequent issues that can negatively affect a fracturing operation.  The lessons learned are multi-disciplinary in nature and this renewed level of awareness will generate fresh perspective from the attendees, and encourage open discussion with their colleagues from other disciplines, on fracturing understanding, interpretation and impacts.  This is particularly important as large scale fracturing developments extend into new unknown formations and challenging new International basins, where skillsets and experience will sometimes be less well established.   Biography: Martin Rylance is the VP Wells for BP Russia as well as their Global Sr. Advisor for Hydraulic Fracturing and Stimulation.  He has worked with BP for 33 Years, since graduating with a BSc in Pure Mathematics.  He has numerous publications to his name, is a previous SPE DL, he received the SPE GCS Completions Optimisation Award in 2015, is an SPE Distinguished Member and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics. Technically, he has been involved in all aspects of pumping, well interventions and pressure control service.  More recently he has specialised in unconventional resources and fracturing in tectonic and HPHT environments.  During his career he has been responsible for the implementation of numerous intervention campaigns, pilots and exploration programmes.  Having lived in more than 12 Countries and pumped in more than 35, he has created and managed Teams that have delivered 10s of 1,000’s of treatments around the globe. P.S: Pricing for this event is yet to be finalized!
    Sydney, Australia

  • SPE Japan Section 2018-2019 1st Distinguished Lecturer Meeting (19th Nov 2018)

    Monday, November 19, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM JP
    ​Dear SPE Japan Section Members & Others, SPE Japan Section 2018-2019 1st Distinguished Lecturer Meeting will be held as below. Date:19th Nov 2018 Time:16:00 PM ~ 17:30 PM Venue:Schlumberger Tokyo Office (Nihonbashi) Lecturer:Mr. Paul Mitchell Lecture Title:4D Seismic History Matching Best Regards, SPE Japan Section Officers​​
    Tokyo, Japan

  • Drilling Automation

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    Increased Value from Drilling Automation - From 'Drilling Faster' to 'Drilling Smarter' By Mats Andersen, NOV

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • SPE Japan Section 2018-2019 2nd Distinguished Lecturer Meeting (3rd Dec 2018)

    Monday, December 3, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM JP
    ​​Dear SPE Japan Section Members & Others, SPE Japan Section 2018-2019 2nd Distinguished Lecturer Meeting will be held as below. Date:3rd Dec 2018 Time:16:00 PM ~ 17:30 PM Venue:INPEX Lecturer:Dr. Medhat Kamal Lecture Title:Conventional & Unconventional Reservoirs; What Is In & Out in Today's Pressure and Rate Transient Analysis Best Regards, SPE Japan Section Officers​​
    Tokyo, Japan

  • December Monthly Meeting

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
    December Monthly Meeting Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 11:30 AM at the Petroleum Club of San Antonio *Always the first Tuesday of the month Register by 10:00 AM on Monday, December 3, 2018 With RSVP $30 per person // Without RSVP $35 per person *Dress Business Casual "The New Science Behind Foamed Cement." REGISTER HERE Barbara Kutchko See her bio HERE

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    San Antonio, TX, United States

  • Conventional & Unconventional Reservoirs; What is In and Out in Today’s Pressure and Rate Transient

    Monday, December 10, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:51 PM SGT
    Conventional & Unconventional Reservoirs; What is In and Out in Today’s Pressure and Rate Transient Analysis Medhat (Med) Kamal Chevron (Emeritus)     Abstract:   Transient data is rich in information about the dynamic characteristics of the well/reservoir system. It has been used extensively by petroleum engineers since the 1920’s. Sustained development in this area is necessitated by three factors: (1) changes in the types of reservoirs we produce (e.g. conventional, unconventional) and their stages of recovery (e.g., primary, secondary), (2) new tools (e.g. formation testers, permanent downhole gauges), and (3) advances in solution techniques (e.g., use of computers, deconvolution). Today, the value and use of transient data are at an all-time high. Several crucial technology advancements were achieved during the last 10-15 years. The aim of this lecture is to update the audience about the increased capabilities of Pressure and Rate Transient analyses (PTA and RTA respectively) and how to use them to optimize reservoir management. After a brief review of existing methods in PTA / RTA, new developments will be discussed with special emphasis on integration and the role of the engineer to obtain a sensible and consistent reservoir model. Practical applications will be discussed including: characterizing unconventional reservoirs by combining multiple measurements, determining permeability and fluid saturations  under multi-phase flow conditions, integrating the analytical and numerical solutions, combining single and multi-well tests to characterize the reservoir anisotropy, calculating the average reservoir pressure under non-uniform production and boundary conditions, and using continuous measurements of well pressures to integrate PTA and RTA to characterize reservoirs. For each case, best practices and their limitations will be presented.          Biography:   Medhat (Med) Kamal is a Chevron Emeritus Fellow and SPE Honorary member with over 40 years of industry experience in well testing, reservoir description and production and reservoir engineering. He is the editor and lead author of SPE Monograph 23 “ Transient Well Testing ”, and has published 35+ technical papers in SPE journals. He holds BSc (Hons.) from Cairo University, and MS and PhD from Stanford University in petroleum engineering. Kamal was an SPE board member and served as the Executive Editor of SPEREE. He received several regional and international awards including the Cedric Ferguson Medal and SPE Formation Evaluation Award.

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    singapore, Singapore

  • 4D Seismic History Matching

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    4D Seismic History Matching By Distinguished Lecturer Paul Mitchell, TAQA Bratani Ltd.

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • Distinguished Lecturer: JJ Xiao - Enhancing production with Electric Submersible Pumps (ESP) - Chal

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT
    Abstract:     ESP is a mature artificial lift technology having been in existence for at least 80 years. Yet its applications are still engineering intensive, and numerous challenges still remain. Two significant ones topping the list are run life and intervention cost. The run life of ESPs is still far from desirable. This is particularly true for fields with high H2S concentration. Most ESPs today are installed and replaced with workover rigs with jointed pipes. To replace a failed ESP, the waiting time for a workover rig can be long and the workover time and cost can be high, especially for offshore fields. This presentation first provides insights on the leading causes of ESP failures revealed through Dismantle Inspection Failure Analysis (DIFA) of hundreds failed ESPs. It then leads the audience through the research, development, trial tests of new technologies targeting 10-years of ESP run life and 1-day ESP replacement. It shows how subsea technology can be adopted to re-engineer the ESP power delivery system to bring about a whole new level of reliability. To move away from workover rig utilization, a novel rigless cable-deployed ESP system was developed. The presentation also highlights new techniques being developed to address other challenges such as slim well completion. Experience and technologies discussed in this presentation are applicable for operators worldwide. It is evident that when it comes to ESP challenges, operators cannot be passive. It is critical to actively engage and collaborate with service providers to turn challenges into opportunities.     Biography:    Dr. JJ Xiao is a Petroleum Engineering Consultant working in Saudi Aramco’s Advanced Research Center. He is the focus area champion for artificial lift, leading a team of multi-discipline researchers to catalyze the industry, innovate, develop, trial test and commercialize cutting edge artificial lift technologies to improve system reliability, operational efficiency, and to expand system capabilities into ever challenging field applications. Prior to joining Saudi Aramco in 2003, JJ spent 10 years with Amoco and later BP-Amoco, working on multiphase flow, flow assurance and deepwater production engineering. He received both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK. JJ has authored 40 technical publications including journal and conference papers. He holds 9 patents and has additional 27 patent applications under processing.
    Regina, SK, Canada

  • Global Climate Change

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    Global Climate Change Wars and Fossil Energy; Current and Future Realities By Distinguished Lecturer George Stosur, Consultant, Formerly U.S. Dept. of Energy

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • Global Climate Change Wars and Fossil Energy; Current and Future Realities

    Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM CET
    Distinguised Lecturer Topic: ​Global Climate Change Wars and Fossil Energy; Current and Future Realities Lecturer: George Stosur More info will come..

  • SPE DL 2019 - Global Climate Change Wars and Fossil Energy; Current and Future Realities

    Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM GMT
    Global climate change remains top of the agenda for lively discussion on TV documentaries, frightening newspaper headlines, science magazines and foreign policy journals. The sudden abundance of relatively clean and inexpensive shale oil and gas is profoundly changing global energy markets. Despite the rapid growth of renewable energy, the fact remains that fossil fuels will continue to dominate world energy consumption for decades to come. Therefore, fossil fuel consumption will continue to produce greenhouse gas emissions that are linked to global warming. Public and political pressure, however, is to curtail the use of oil and gas hydrocarbons or find solution for permanent disposal of heat trapping gases. This is no longer an option for the future; it is a political necessity. Carbon dioxide sequestration and storage presents a huge challenge for research and development. Massive projects will eventually be required, leading to many opportunities, new businesses and specialized services. Most of these activities will fall on the shoulders of petroleum engineers and geologists. This presentation provides a view on global climate change issues, starting with causes and effects, the positions of believers and skeptics and the often contradictory arguments of scientists and policy makers, with the likely political consequences for the petroleum industry. About the Speaker George Stosur managed oil and gas R&D programs at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. for 22 years.  He was responsible for DOE-sponsored research at universities, National Laboratories and joint R&D projects with several countries.  Other experience includes Chevron and Shell Oil R&D in EOR, heavy oil, and the first trial of using nuclear explosive to fracture ultra-low permeability formations.  He served as an SPE Section Director, SPE Distinguished Lecturer and guest speaker for several cruise lines. Authored 86 papers and contributed to a five-volume encyclopedia on hydrocarbons.  He holds two M.S. degrees and a Ph.D. in petroleum engineering.
    Dublin, Ireland

  • SPE Japan Section 2018-2019 3rd Distinguished Lecturer Meeting (4th Feb 2019)

    Monday, February 4, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM JP
    ​​Dear SPE Japan Section Members & Others, SPE Japan Section 2018-2019 3rd Distinguished Lecturer Meeting will be held as below. Date:4th Feb 2019 Time:16:00 PM ~ 17:30 PM Venue:JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation Lecturer:Dr. Gary Teletzke Lecture Title:CO2 in the Subsurface - From EOR to Storage Best Regards, SPE Japan Section Officers​​
    Tokyo, Japan

  • Enhanced Production Through Surface Facilities Sand Management by C. Hank Rawlins (eProcess Technolo

    Monday, February 18, 2019
    Abstract: All oil & gas wells produce sand – either a little or a lot! Conventional sand control, which includes production limits or completions, has two downsides: neither method achieves maximum production both methods fail at some point - allowing solids to overwhelm the surface facility Solids handling then becomes an expensive maintenance problem, HSE incident, or downtime production loss. What if the facility handled sand without interruption or equipment downtime? Even better, what if sand co-production improved recovery or restarted shut-in wells? Facilities Sand Management (FSM) skillfully handles solids to sustain production while minimizing the effects on operations.   FSM methodology uses five discrete steps: Separation, Collection, Cleaning, Dewatering, and Transport. All steps must be followed, with a focus on the approach - not a piece of equipment. Separation removes sand and solids from the flow stream, while Collection gathers the solids into a central location and isolate them from the process. Cleaning, if required, removes associated oil and Dewatering removes associated liquids – both to simplify handling and minimize handling volume. Transport brings the solids to disposal location, which may be discharge, landfill, ship-to-shore, or injection. Each step is integral to simplify operations and extend equipment life, and all steps can be incorporated into new or existing facilities. Solids handling should not be viewed as a waste stream treatment problem – it is a critical flow assurance task. FSM provides a degree of skill to solids handling to sustain flow in surface operations and enhance production. Biography: Hank Rawlins is the Technical Director of eProcess Technologies with 25 years’ experience in the upstream oil & gas industry. He actively conducts research in Facilities Sand Management, Produced Water Treatment, and Compact Separations Systems - and blogs weekly, teaches courses, and has fifty-six publications on these topics. Hank served as the chair of the SPE Separations Technology Technical Section (2013-2015), was an SME Henry Krumb Lecturer (2011-2012), and co-authored the PEH Chapter on Produced Water Treatment. Dr. Rawlins holds a PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, is a registered Professional Engineer, and serves as adjunct professor at Montana Tech.
    Juba, South Sudan

  • Distinguished Lecturer: Reservoirs; What is In & Out in Today’s Pressure and Rate Transient Analysis

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST
    Conventional & Unconventional Reservoirs; What is In & Out in Today’s Pressure and Rate Transient Analysis Medhat (Med) Kamal     Abstract:   Transient data is rich in information about the dynamic characteristics of the well/reservoir system. It has been used extensively by petroleum engineers since the 1920’s. Sustained development in this area is necessitated by three factors: (1) changes in the types of reservoirs we produce (e.g. conventional, unconventional) and their stages of recovery (e.g., primary, secondary), (2) new tools (e.g. formation testers, permanent downhole gauges), and (3) advances in solution techniques (e.g., use of computers, deconvolution). Today, the value and use of transient data are at an all-time high. Several crucial technology advancements were achieved during the last 10-15 years. The aim of this lecture is to update the audience about the increased capabilities of Pressure and Rate Transient analyses (PTA and RTA respectively) and how to use them to optimize reservoir management. After a brief review of existing methods in PTA / RTA, new developments will be discussed with special emphasis on integration and the role of the engineer to obtain a sensible and consistent reservoir model. Practical applications will be discussed including: characterizing unconventional reservoirs by combining multiple measurements, determining permeability and fluid saturations  under multi-phase flow conditions, integrating the analytical and numerical solutions, combining single and multi-well tests to characterize the reservoir anisotropy, calculating the average reservoir pressure under non-uniform production and boundary conditions, and using continuous measurements of well pressures to integrate PTA and RTA to characterize reservoirs. For each case, best practices and their limitations will be presented.          Biography:   Medhat (Med) Kamal is a Chevron Emeritus Fellow and SPE Honorary member with over 40 years of industry experience in well testing, reservoir description and production and reservoir engineering. He is the editor and lead author of SPE Monograph 23 “ Transient Well Testing ”, and has published 35+ technical papers in SPE journals. He holds BSc (Hons.) from Cairo University, and MS and PhD from Stanford University in petroleum engineering. Kamal was an SPE board member and served as the Executive Editor of SPEREE. He received several regional and international awards including the Cedric Ferguson Medal and SPE Formation Evaluation Award. P.S: Pricing for this event is yet to be finalized!
    Sydney, Australia

  • Reservoir and Fluid Characterization with Formation Testers: Reducing Asset Uncertainties

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM SG
    Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer 2018-19 Lecture Season   Reservoir and Fluid Characterization with Formation Testers: Reducing Asset Uncertainties                                               Cosan Ayan     Abstract:   Formation Testers (FT) have been around for more than 50 years. Early 1990’s, have seen the emergence of pumpout wireline formation testers (WFT) which modernized their applications, including better fluid sampling, permeability and anisotropy measurements and basic downhole fluid analysis. Now, the technology is advancing further in both hardware and software as we are entering a new era in formation testing. While the industry is pushed to reduce costs, compromises on reservoir and fluid characterization can have detrimental effects in new projects and emerging FT applications are well poised to provide critical answers to reduce asset uncertainties.   In this lecture, we will briefly focus on existing and emerging hardware/software on formation testing but our focus will be on applications of acquired and interpreted data for reservoir and fluid characterization.  We will discuss pressure gradient analysis and implications of gradient errors for reservoir engineers.  We will review the effects of OBM contamination on fluid uncertainties and the choice of inlet types on cleanup behavior.  Emerging downhole fluid analysis sensors will be discussed and a new deep transient testing method will be introduced.  In-situ stress testing with WFT will be outlined with drilling and reservoir engineering applications. We will discuss these points with field examples. Finally, desired features of next generation WFT will be outlined.   Biography:   Dr. Cosan Ayan was a Reservoir Engineering Advisor for Schlumberger Wireline Headquarters based in Paris, France, who has opted for early retirement in June 2017. Cosan had several international assignments covering Houston-USA, Indonesia-Jakarta, United Kingdom-Aberdeen, UAE-Abu Dhabi, and Egypt-Cairo. He holds BS degree from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, MS and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University, College Station all in Petroleum Engineering. He is the author of more than eighty-five technical papers on Well Testing and Reservoir Engineering and was a SPE Distinguished Lecturer during 2005-2006. Cosan served as an Executive Editor for SPE REE Journal from 2007-2010 and edited SPE e-book volumes on “Getting Up-To-Speed: Formation Testing”. Cosan received the SPE Formation Evaluation Award, September 2015.

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • Big Data Analytics

    Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    Big Data Analytics: What can it do for Petroleum Engineers and Geoscientists?

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • Controlling Scale Deposition: Advances in Using Technology to Preserve Production in the Oil Field

    Monday, March 11, 2019, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM EAT
    Abstract: The formation of scale deposits upon tubing, casing, perforations, and even on the formation face itself, can severely constrict fluid flow and reduce the production rate of oil and gas wells.  In addition to lost production, a considerable portion of the workover budget is expended in efforts to remove these deposits and prevent their recurrence. As a consequence, scale prevention has been and continues to be a common exercise and is successfully applied in many areas.   Although the principles behind scale formation and prevention are generally well understood, there are many new forms of scale prevention and new scale inhibitor application technologies.  Some people consider scale prevention a mature subject matter area with "nothing new under the sun," but in fact there are many new developments, some of which will be highlighted in this presentation.    This presentation will review the major elements that normally comprise any effort aimed at the successful control of scale deposition, starting with scale identification, followed by scale prediction, inhibition, and removal. Several case histories will illustrate the application of these scale control techniques in oil production facilities. Scale formation can be a show stopper, but if properly managed, scale can be prevented economically. Biography: Dr. Hinrichsen earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Cornell University. He worked at Texaco and later Chevron for forty years at Chevron's Energy Technology Company as a Chemical Treating Specialist. From 1998 to 2001 he coordinated Texaco’s chemical operations in Angola, West Africa, and from 2001 to 2003 he served as Senior Corrosion and Chemical Treating Engineer in Wafra, Kuwait. He has over 38 years of experience in scale and corrosion control treatment and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Chemical Society, and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.   #DrillingandCompletions #Health,SafetyandEnvironment #HSE #ProductionandOperations #Projects,FacilitiesandConstruction #ReservoirDescriptionandDynamics #IntrinsicMotivation
    Juba, South Sudan

  • Distinguished Lecturer: Gary F. Teletzke - CO2 in the Subsurface - From EOR to Storage

    Monday, March 18, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT
    Abstract:    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have issued recent reports suggesting that deployment of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) can significantly reduce the cost of achieving CO2 emission reduction targets.  However, several questions remain: Under what circumstances will large-scale deployment take place? Where and when will this occur? How large a role will CCS play in stabilizing atmospheric concentrations of CO2? I will review the current status of CO2-EOR and geologic storage focusing on subsurface lessons learned and their implications for large-scale CCS.   Our industry has a long history with CO2-EOR that provides a strong experience base for CO2 storage. However, CO2-EOR alone will be insufficient to meet emission reduction targets and storage in deep saline aquifers is also being investigated.Experience from operating CCS projects shows that subsurface storage capacity in saline formations can be limited by dynamic injectability factors. Hundreds of years of CO2 storage capacity is potentially available, even after accounting for dynamic limitations, but the areal distribution of potential storage capacity is widely varied. Geologic and reservoir engineering studies will be essential for identifying storage sites having adequate capacity, containment, and injectivity. Petroleum engineers will play a key role in these studies.     Biography:    Gary Teletzke is Senior Technical Advisor for Enhanced Oil Recovery at ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company. He has led research projects related to gas injection EOR, chemical EOR, and compositional reservoir simulation. He has also led several EOR field studies, integrating laboratory work, reservoir simulation, and pilot testing. For the past ten years, he has provided technical leadership to research efforts on CO2 sequestration. He has published more than 40 technical papers and patents. He has organized numerous SPE conferences over the past two decades and served as Executive Editor of SPEREE from 2015-2017. He was named an SPE Distinguished Member in 2013. He received a BS in chemical engineering from Northwestern University and PhD in chemical engineering from University of Minnesota.
    Regina, SK, Canada

  • The Seapex Exploration Conference 2019

    Wednesday, April 3 - Friday, April 5, 2019
    The SEAPEX Exploration Conference is a not-to-be-missed biennial event for upstream oil and gas industry professionals and investors. With a line-up of more than 30 presentations from across Asia-Pacific, SEAPEX 2019 will disseminate critical upstream knowledge, provide firstrate networking opportunities and promote investment in the region. Please note that SEAPEX membership is required for attendance and is included in the registration fee. Sign up now and enjoy the early bird discount rate as well as the benefits of SEAPEX membership until October 2019. For details about the South East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society, visit www.seapexconf.org
    Singapore, Singapore

  • SPE DL 2019 - Enhanced Oil Recovery: from Micro-Scale to Field Implementation

    Thursday, April 11, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM GMT
    Various Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) methods have been used to increase oil production and reserves. However, implementing such projects is challenging owing to the higher complexity and larger uncertainty of EOR projects compared with conventional water flooding. To implement EOR technologies, first, the portfolio of the company should be screened for applicability of the various EOR methods. Next, an appropriate field needs to be chosen for pilot testing of the selected technology. Laboratory experiments are required to determine ranges for the injected EOR fluid properties and fluid-rock-interaction. Pilot testing leads to reducing the subsurface uncertainties but also improves the operating capabilities of the company and economic understanding of EOR projects.   At the example of a polymer EOR project, it is shown that within the last years, significant improvements in predicting polymer EOR performance have been achieved. Injectivity can be assessed using coupled geomechanical-fluid flow models and polymer injection incremental oil recovery can be simulated and optimized taking uncertainty into account. Also, pilot interpretation was advanced by applying the latest tracer technology for reservoir characterisation and monitoring. In addition to the subsurface assessment, a more holistic view on EOR pilot projects including surface challenges is required to ensure conclusive pilot test results to either implement or drop EOR full-field implementation. A long-term commitment is needed for EOR implementation as well as seamless cooperation between staff operating pilot tests and staff involved in pilot test interpretation. About the Speaker Dr. Torsten Clemens is a Senior Reservoir Engineering Adviser with OMV Upstream. He used to work in Shell on EOR projects and fractured reservoirs and joined OMV in 2005. In OMV, he is covering EOR/IOR as well as fractured reservoirs and uncertainty management. Torsten published more than 70 technical papers, is a member of various conference committees (SPE, EAGE, WPC), technical editor of several journals and is chairing the IEA EOR Technology Cooperation Program.
    Dublin, Ireland

  • Big Data Analytics: What Can It Do For Petroleum Engineers And Geoscientists?

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM MY
    Big Data Analytics: What Can It Do For Petroleum Engineers And Geoscientists?                                               Srikanta Mishra     Abstract:   Big data analytics has become quite the buzzword in recent years, and its growing application in E&P operations promises to be an exciting new development.  It involves: (1) acquiring and managing data in large volumes, of different varieties, and at high velocities, and (2) using statistical techniques to “mine” the data and discover hidden patterns of association and relationships in large, complex, multivariate datasets.  The ultimate goal is to extract as much intelligence from our ever-expanding trove of data to improve operational efficiencies and make better decisions for optimizing the performance of petroleum reservoirs.  However, the subject remains a mystery to most petroleum engineers and geoscientists because of the statistics-heavy jargon and the use of complex algorithms. In this talk, I will provide a “gentle” introduction to big data analytics by focusing on: (a) easy-to-understand descriptions of the commonly-used concepts and techniques, (b) broad categories of E&P problems that can be solved with big data analytics, and (c) case studies demonstrating the value-added proposition for big data. The one key idea I would like to offer as a takeaway is this : There is significant potential for data analytics to provide insights that can be translated into actionable information in E&P projects, but petroleum engineers and geoscientists need to have a fundamental understanding of data-driven modeling concepts, their applicability and limitations.     Biography:   Dr. Srikanta Mishra is Institute Fellow and Chief Scientist (Energy) at Battelle Memorial Institute, the world's largest independent contract R&D organization, where he manages a geoscience-oriented technology portfolio related to computational modeling and data analytics for geological carbon storage, shale gas development and improved oil recovery projects.  Dr. Mishra is the author of “Applied Statistical Modeling and Data Analytics for the Petroleum Geosciences” recently published by Elsevier, and has also taught multiple short courses on uncertainty quantification, statistical modeling and data analytics.  He holds a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University.

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    singapore, Singapore

  • Using Downhole Fiber Optic Temperature Sensing Technology to Monitor, Control and Improve Well Perfo

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM CET
    ​ Distinguised Lecturer Topic: ​Using Downhole Fiber Optic Temperature Sensing Technology to Monitor, Control and Improve Well Performance Lecturer: Ding Zhu More info will come..

  • Distinguished Lecturer: Big Data Analytics: What Can It Do For Petroleum Engineers And Geoscientist

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST
    Srikanta Mishra     Abstract:   Big data analytics has become quite the buzzword in recent years, and its growing application in E&P operations promises to be an exciting new development.  It involves: (1) acquiring and managing data in large volumes, of different varieties, and at high velocities, and (2) using statistical techniques to “mine” the data and discover hidden patterns of association and relationships in large, complex, multivariate datasets.  The ultimate goal is to extract as much intelligence from our ever-expanding trove of data to improve operational efficiencies and make better decisions for optimizing the performance of petroleum reservoirs.  However, the subject remains a mystery to most petroleum engineers and geoscientists because of the statistics-heavy jargon and the use of complex algorithms. In this talk, I will provide a “gentle” introduction to big data analytics by focusing on: (a) easy-to-understand descriptions of the commonly-used concepts and techniques, (b) broad categories of E&P problems that can be solved with big data analytics, and (c) case studies demonstrating the value-added proposition for big data. The one key idea I would like to offer as a takeaway is this : There is significant potential for data analytics to provide insights that can be translated into actionable information in E&P projects, but petroleum engineers and geoscientists need to have a fundamental understanding of data-driven modeling concepts, their applicability and limitations.     Biography:   Dr. Srikanta Mishra is Institute Fellow and Chief Scientist (Energy) at Battelle Memorial Institute, the world's largest independent contract R&D organization, where he manages a geoscience-oriented technology portfolio related to computational modeling and data analytics for geological carbon storage, shale gas development and improved oil recovery projects.  Dr. Mishra is the author of “Applied Statistical Modeling and Data Analytics for the Petroleum Geosciences” recently published by Elsevier, and has also taught multiple short courses on uncertainty quantification, statistical modeling and data analytics.  He holds a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University. P.S: Pricing for this event is yet to be finalized!
    Sydney, Australia

  • SPE DL 2019 - 4D Seismic History Matching

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM GMT
    This presentation will show how time-lapse or 4D seismic data can be used as an additional constraint to history match reservoir models in a 4D Seismic History Matching (4D SHM) workflow. 4D seismic provides an independently measured and spatially extensive dataset that complements the field’s production data. It is sensitive to fluid saturation and pressure changes and provides information on the dynamic behavior of the reservoirs. It is also sensitive to the geological properties and informs the geological model too. 4D SHM is the process of developing reservoir models that are consistent with both the observed production data and the 4D seismic data. When 4D seismic data are available the reservoir model can be used to generate synthetic 4D data. Discrepancies between those two datasets are used to update the models and to attain a seismic history matched simulation model. A case study will be presented where 4D SHM was applied to the Harding and Gryphon fields in the North Sea. It was used to develop regional geological and simulation models for a major gas development project. The combination of geological knowledge, reservoir simulation and 4D SHM led to greater confidence in the final models. 4D SHM is an evolving technology, so the presentation will conclude with a discussion on the current status of the technology and some of its research and development directions.   About the Speaker Paul Mitchell is the Discipline Lead for Geophysics at TAQA in the UK. He has broad ranging responsibilities and is a technical authority for geophysics within the company. Paul has thirty years of experience in exploration, development and production geophysics from around the world. He spent a number of years working in ExxonMobil’s Upstream Research Center in Houston specializing in seismic depth imaging, 3D volume interpretation and 4D seismic. He is currently working within a multi-disciplinary team developing subsurface models for a large gas development project in the North Sea. His current interests are in 4D seismic and its application to 4D Seismic History Matching and he has presented his work at numerous international conferences. He holds a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Southampton and a M.Sc. in Exploration Geophysics from Imperial College in London. He is the Founding President of the EAGE Local Chapter in Aberdeen and is Chair of the SPE Seismic2018 conference.
    Dublin, Ireland

  • SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition - ATCE 2019

    Monday, September 30 - Wednesday, October 2, 2019
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    Calgary , AB, Canada

  • POSTPONED: Combined Section Field Trip German, Swiss and France Section

    Saturday, May 8 - Monday, May 10, 2055
    >>>>> invitation as pdf. file:  SPE-CombinedSectionFieldTrip-Invitation_2017-05_l.pdf EVENT POSTPONED Dear SPE Member. It is our pleasure to invite you to the first Combined Section Field Trip to the Basel area from May 8 – 10, 2017 . Together with our local sponsor Endress+Hauser we have organized visits to a shale rock laboratory and the production and calibration centers of oil field sensors. The CEO of Endress+Hauser will also attend when our 2017 SPE President, Janeen Judah presents her keynote speech. In addition you can listen to a SPE lecture on Tuesday evening. Time Location / Event   Monday, May 8 18:00 Arrival at Hotel Stücki, Badenstrasse 1,  CH-4057 Basel, +41 61 638 34 34,   www.hotel-stuecki.ch dinner on personal arrangements     Tuesday, May 9 07:00    Departure by bus to St. Ursanne, Switzerland           https://www.mont-terri.ch/de/home.html 08:30 Meet at Mont Terri visitor center, Route de la Gare 63, CH-2882 St. Ursanne  (limited to max  40 people !!) ·       Introduction to Mont Terri Rock Laboratory by Paul Bossart, Director Mont Terri Project ·       Visit Underground Rock Laboratory, visit and discussion of the in-situ experiments Please note: Average temperature approx. 13° C. Wear a jacket and adequate shoes. Receive helmets locally . 11:30 Travel by bus to Endress+Hauser, Hauptstraße 1, 79689 Maulburg, Germany   http://www.endress.com/en/Endress-Hauser-group/product-center-competencies/Competence-Center-Level-Pressure 12:00 2 nd group travel per bus from Hotel Stücki to Endress+Hauser, Hauptstraße 1, 79689 Maulburg, Germany   12:45 Arrival of all participants at Endress+Hauser, Maulburg, Germany   13:00 Welcome and safety briefing by Reinhold Bietzker, Global Development Manager Oil&Gas, Endress+Hauser and Jörg Herwig, Director Marketing Endress+Hauser Maulburg (max 80 people !!) 13:05 Lunch 14:30 Factory tour for Level, Pressure, Radiometric and Tank Gauging production and calibration     17:00 Transfer to hotel Stücki and check-in 18:00 Transfer from hotel Stücki to Basel and ten minute walk to restaurant 18:30 Dinner at Restaurant Safran Zunft, Gerbergasse 11, 4001 Basel, Schweiz     https://www.safran-zunft.ch/de/restaurant/ Guest of honor is Mr. Urs Endress, Shareholder of Endress+Hauser Group 20:45 SPE Lecture by Matthias Meister: „The Future of the Oil Industry“ 22:00 Transfer back to Hotel Stücki by bus or free public transport, tram   Wednesday, May 10 08:00 Transfer by bus and private cars to Endress+Hauser headquarters, Kägenstrasse 2, 4153 Reinach, Switzerland http://www.ch.endress.com    - reserved SPE car parking space indicated 08:30   Welcome, safety briefing, introduction to Endress+Hauser, Reinhold Bietzker ·       Introduction to products, services and solution portfolio, Management 09:30 Factory tour for Coriolis mass flow meters and calibration center 11:00 Coffee break                         11:30 Flow Meter Technology in the oil field, Jens Fuglsang, Head of Global Industry Management Endress+Hauser 12:00 Welcome from Matthias Altendorf, CEO of Endress+Hauser Group ·       Introduction of SPE to Endress+Hauser Keynote speech of 2017 SPE President Mrs. Janeen Judah ·       “Earning Trust – Operating in a Distrusting World” 13:00 Group picture in Atrium 13:10 Open discussion and oil field feedback 13:30 Lunch at Sternenhof Atrium, Endress+Hauser 14:30 End of SPE Flied Trip and departure    Travel to Hamburg: “Woman in Oil and Gas”   together with 2017 SPE President Janeen Judah !!   We have a limited number of participants for the Mont Terri Rock Laboratory. The facility can handle maximum 40 visitors.  For the visit at Endress+Hauser we want to limit it to about 80. First come, first served! Late registrations cannot take part in the Mont Terri visit. Register early! Participants can park their car at Hotel Stücki and use the bus for the trip to St. Ursanne, or later at 12:00 directly from Hotel Stücki to Endress+Hauser in Maulburg. The “Mobility Ticket” issued by Hotel Stücki for their residents allows free of charge transportation by bus and tram in Basel. Tram Nr. 8 drives from the hotel directly to Basel center, Marktplatz, next to the restaurant Safranzunft and back. Cost Structure: At your own cost on Invitation by Endress+Hauser ·       travel to and from Basel ·       hotel in Basel or surrounding    (we blocked 50 rooms at Hotel Stücki, SFR  145,- per night, you get contacted by them for” your binding booking” !!) ·       dinner on Monday ·       share of bus travel from Hotel Stücki towards Mont Terri, St. Ursanne and back  (around € 20) ·       Lunch on Tuesday ·       Dinner on Tuesday ·       Lunch on Wednesday ·       Transfer from Hotel Stücki to and from factory locations    Insurance Information Bus travel by: WMR Touristik GmbH, Müllheim, D           car insurance with passenger protection exists Mont Terry Rock Laboratory, St. Ursanne, CH visitor insurance exists, receive safety helmet locally Endress+Hauser , CH und D                                                                visitor insurance exists All other                                    “at your own risk” Everybody has to obey the local safety rules! Safety instructions will be provided upfront at each location. Registration        (must be full SPE member!) German Section of SPE, preusse@bakerhughes.com until   Monday, April 10, 2017 . You need to let us know (need all for complete  registration) : First Name / Last Name / job title / company affiliation / country of residence / e-mail / mobile ph. nr. with country code arrival date / by: car, train, air / departure date / by: car, train, air? participation in Mont Terry Rock Laboratory visit? / by bus , own car? hotel Stücki or own booking? /  Night May 8 – 9?  / Night May 9 – 10? Bring with you:    Personal ID, warm clothing and shoes for Mont Terri

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    Basel, Switzerland