Events


  • 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

  • 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

  • SPE-Kakinada Section Technical Meet on 29th Aug

    Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM IST
    Dear All SPE Kakinada Section is organizing a technical meet on 29th Aug ’18 (Wednesday) from 19:30 Hrs onwards. Venue: Halcyon Times Club (Cozy Resorts), Nagamalli Thota, Kakinada. RIL has kindly agreed to provide a technical presentation. All SPE members are cordially invited to attend the event.   Best Regards T.K. Ramaiah Secretary – SPE Kakinada section --------------------------------------- Head Subsea Maintenance Reliance Industries Ltd. Petroleum Business (E & P) O & M, Kakinada, A.P. Off: 2974211/2977291; Mob: 9959781123.

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    kakinada, India

  • 2018 Revision to the Petroleum Resources Management System

    Thursday, August 30, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM MY
    Abstract: The Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS) is the most widely used international standard for petroleum reserves and resources classification.  It is used within the oil and gas community and is also referenced by many regulatory bodies, stock exchanges and government agencies. A revision of the PRMS was approved by the SPE Board in June 2018 and is now available on the SPE website.  The updated PRMS is a consensus of input collected from consulting and financial firms, government agencies, and E&P companies.  The process included a 90-day public comment period and required input from six sponsoring societies. The presentation will summarise the main changes in the 2018 revision and will also serve as a refresher on the main principles of the PRMS, what it is and why it is important to the oil and gas industry.   Biography: Doug Peacock is a Technical Director with Gaffney, Cline & Associates, based in Singapore, where has been for the past 13 years.  He holds a B.Sc. in Geological Sciences from Leeds University, UK, and a M.Sc. in Petroleum Geology from Imperial College, London. He has over 30 years’ experience in the oil industry in a variety of geoscience positions, during employment with service companies, operators and consultancies.  He has been involved in integrated applications, 3D modelling and reserves assessments throughout his career.   He was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 2010-2011 and from 2013-2016 was a member of the SPE Oil and Gas Reserves Committee.

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    singapore, Singapore

  • Special Technical Lecture:Well Abandonment: Permanent Barriers Challenges and solutions

    Friday, August 31, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM IST
    Well Abandonment: Permanent Barriers Challenges and solutions Abstract: Permanent abandonment of wellbore is integral part of the well lifecycle that includes construct, operate, maintain, suspend, abandon. Abandonment starts with the construction of the well. The inventory of wells globally in land and offshore environment is growing and more focus is being put on proper abandonment. Various regulatory authorities around the world have the guidelines governing and regulating the P&A activity. The session will focus on discussing the various chemical, mechanical and innovative solutions available for permanent P&A of wellbore Biography: Bipin Jain is currently based in India as Cementing Well Integrity Technology Manager for Middle East and Asia. He started his career in Schlumberger as field engineer and for the last 28 years has worked in operations, Technical support, Product development in research Centre, New Technology deployment, Technology Hub. He will be soon moving to Paris as Global Domain Head. For his expertise in providing well integrity solutions in various challenging environments of Deep Water, HPHT, Flow hazards, he is recognized as an Advisor in Schlumberger Technical community. He did his Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India. He has been involved in writing various SPE papers and in conferences and ATW as committee member. He has arranged many Client Technology events at worldwide level in Paris and Middle East area.

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    New Delhi, India

  • 2018-2019 Golden Gate Section Monthly Meeting Schedule

    Saturday, September 1, 2018 - Friday, May 31, 2019
    Our monthly meetings schedule is being completed and so far, including the following presentations:
    San Ramon, CA, United States

  • SPE Distinguished Lecturer - The “Fracts” of Life

    Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM AST
    ​ Don’t miss this SPE Distinguished Lecturer!   The “Fracts” of Life ( Common Failure Mechanisms Associated with Fracturing )   Martin Rylance   Martin 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 Optimization Award in 2015, is an SPE Distinguished Member and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics   Day, Date 4 th Sep 2018    Time 4:00 pm    PDO Oil and Gas Centre     Muscat   An Extra 45 Minutes Can Provide a World of Knowledge #Muscat

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    Muscat, Oman

  • SPE Egypt YP Grand Opening & Monthly Session 2018/2019

    Monday, September 17, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EET
    It’s time to be BACK AGAIN with one of the most challenging Reservoir Engineering issues ! This time, we are going to talk about "The Values and Problems Associated with Low Salinity EOR Activities; LowSal Challenges". Due to the fact that low salinity water enhances the reservoir productivity, many use the sea water for injection. In almost all cases, the sea water salinity is different from the original reservoir water salinity. When water breaks through, a huge challenge arises since it produces mixed “unknown” water salinity. The challenge becomes more complicated when variation in reservoir permeability exists. A comprehensive review of the issue and the solutions in both open-hole and cased-hole is discussed. We have the pleasure to host the former North Africa Technology Manager for Halliburton Egypt Dr. Moustafa Oraby (Petroleum Engineering Professor at AUC. North Africa Ex-Technology Manager for Halliburton Egypt) NOTE: There will be a competition with a BIG PRIZE ! You DEFINITELY DON’T want to miss this session ! Venue: Khalda Petroleum Company Time:  Monday, Sep 17th, 2018 at 5:00 PM Sharp No Registration is needed and Everyone is MORE THAN welcome to attend !
    Cairo, Egypt

  • SPE Distinguished Lecture: A Soft Transformation Approach to Career Success: Dr. Behrooz Fattahi

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM IST
    A Soft Transformation Approach to Career Success Dr. Behrooz Fattahi The EnerTrain Institute Abstract: A discussion of the growth and augmentation of work experience (time effect), the career socio-economic, cultural and regional impact (place effect), relates achieving career success to that of progression in human capabilities (people effect) is presented. Success can be measured in many different ways, and by a variety of criteria such as educational achievement, wealth, private lifestyle, family and marriage, career achievement, etc. But whether there is an absolute, and universal definition or benchmark for success, soft competencies have emerged as universally accepted essential ingredients for achieving success in many aspects of our private and professional lives. The presentation will include clear evidence on how national and international professional societies, government organizations, and universities worldwide are rushing to include soft competencies in their programs to produce a new generation of work force that can achieve rapid career success in the new competitive and demanding workplace environment. Biography: Dr. Behrooz Fattahi holds Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering and in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University. After 37 years of working in the industry, he retired from Aera Energy LLC, an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil. In his last position as the Learning Advisor, he taught internal company courses. He served as the first Chair of the SPE Soft Skills Committee, and on the board of the SPE International as the Director of the Western North America, and VP-Finance. He served as the 2010 President of SPE International, and the 2014 President of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, AIME. He served as the VP of the SPE Foundation, and is currently the President of the EnerTrain Institute, providing petroleum technical training and consulting internationally. He is the recipient of AIME/SPE’s DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal, AIME’s Presidential Citation, and recognized by SPE as a Distinguished Member.

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    New Delhi, India

  • 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

  • Health safety,security and Environment with Sunny Eru Drivers on Saturday,29th September 2018

    Saturday, September 29, 2018, 7:05 AM - 8:05 AM WAT
    LECTURE ON SAFE DRIVING SKILLS AND GOOD ROAD USAGE As part of our organised community outreach programme annually, the young professional’s wing deemed it fit to bring this lecture series to your door steps. It is indeed an awareness campaign to educate the participants (i.e. commercial transport drivers and their supervisors) in the heart of Warri on best driving practices especially in this “ember” months. An approximately one (1) hour event scheduled during environmental sanitation exercise. Questions and answers session will be entertained to give room for the participants to free their minds on major issues bothering them regards driving skills and road usage. APPRECIATION FROM CHAIRMAN The Society of Petroleum Engineers, Section 104, wishes to express its sincere appreciation to you for honoring and participating to the section’s Safety talk and fuel saving program organized by the SPE Warri Young professional  tagged Ember Month safety practices   and to particularly thank you for your continued support and recent donation in support of the section’s activities.   We will, as individual and as section continue to partner with your company now and in the future and to also ensure judicious use of your valued financial contribution for continued improvements in our programmes.   Thank you for your interest and support for the society in Nigeria and Section 104 in particular   Engr. Ajiri Ogedegbe
    EFFURUN, Nigeria

  • Production Logging Tool (PLT) Technical Course

    Sunday, September 30 - Thursday, October 4, 2018
    Let our Technical courses for this season begin with this marvelous course ! SPE Egypt YP would like to invite you to attend PLT (Production Logging Tools) given by our talented Reservoir Engineer, Eng. Alaa Ragab (Qarun Petroleum Company) Identifying fluid types is a very big issue that we all care about during the completion stage. This course will cover single-phase and multi-phase fluid flow in pipes, the theoretical bases of production logging techniques, production log interpretation, and operational considerations in acquiring production logs. Numerous field examples are used to illustrate the principles of production log interpretation. There will be an ONLINE TEST next Tuesday, 25th of September, 2018 at 8:00 PM Sharp.  *Link for the test will be posted on the facebook event* Duration: Five days starting from 30th of September to 4th of October (4:30 PM-7:30 PM) HURRY UP AND REGISTER... Limited seats are available ! Link for Registration: https://goo.gl/4WkP9v
    Cairo, Egypt

  • 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

  • Some Recent Studies on Flow and Transport Processes in Unconventional Resources & Exotic Subjects

    Thursday, October 4, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PT
    Our speaker for the first meeting will be Dr. George Moridis from Texas A&M University. The title of his presentation is : Some Recent Studies on Flow and Transport Processes in Porous and Fractured Media: Unconventional Resources and Exotic Subjects.  Pizza lunch will be at 11:30 and the presentation will begin shortly after. One suggested parking is at Stadium Parking Garage - Lot #386, 2175 Gayley Road, Berkeley CA 94720. Please RSVP by Tuesday October 2, 2018 to Dr. Souheil Ezzedine:   ezzedine1@llnl.gov     Abstract The seminar covers studies related to present and recent projects on hydrocarbon recovery conducted by the team of G. J. Moridis at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and at the Petroleum Engineering Dept. of Texas A&M University.  These investigations focus mainly on unconventional resources and cover the spectrum from fundamental to field-scale studies.  The presentation includes discussions (a) on the numerical simulation codes developed by G. Moridis and his team for the solution of complex problems of transport through porous media, accounting for coupled flow, thermal, thermodynamic, geomechanical, chemical and geophysical processes, (b) on the analysis of production from shale gas and shale oil reservoirs, including high-definition numerical studies of the associated coupled flow, thermal and geomechanical system behavior, as well as fundamental laboratory studies exploring the mechanisms of flow in ultra-tight media at nano-scales, (c) on the numerical study of hydraulic fracturing and of its potential environmental impact on shallower groundwater resources, (d) on gas production from a variety of gas hydrate resources, and (e) on proppant transport and emplacement during hydraulic fracturing. George Moridis is a Professor of Petroleum Engineering and holder of the George and Joan Voneiff Professorship in Unconventional Resources at Texas A&M University. Moridis holds the ExxonMobil Visiting Professor Chair in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Dept. of the National University of Singapore, in addition to being a visiting Senior Scientist in the Energy Geosciences Division of LBNL and a visiting professor in the Guangzhou Center for Gas Hydrate Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; he is also an adjunct professor in the Chemical Engineering Dept. at the Colorado School of Mines, and in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Dept. of the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Moridis is the author or coauthor of over 95 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 3 book chapters, 3 patents and more than 210 LBNL reports, conference paper and book articles.  As of August 2018, he has more than 10,500 citations. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) for 2009– 10, and has been a SPE Distinguished Member since 2010.  He is a member of the U.S. Secretary of Energy’s Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee, and the recipient of a 2011 Secretarial Honor Award – the highest non-monetary award of the U.S. Department of Energy – for work on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Flow Rate Technical Group. He is on the editorial board of three scientific journals, an Associate Editor of four scientific journals, and a reviewer for 26 scientific publications.
    Berkeley, CA, United States

  • Freshwater Neutral: Managing Water Use and Giving Back to the Environment

    Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    AGENDA 16:00     Sign Up, Networking, Welcome Drinks  16:45     Opening Note 17:00     Karen Olson 18:00     Light Refreshments  Technical Lecture 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.   Speaker 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.
    Esbjerg, Denmark

  • Maputo Section Membership Recruitment Drive 2018

    Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM SAT
    This is event is intended to promote SPE to students and young professional in the oil and gas industry in Mozambique. It will also include a sharing session from our honourable speakers with vast experience in the oil and gas industry internationally and within Mozambique.
    Maputo, Mozambique

  • 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

  • Семинар на тему: "Решение проблем низкой скорости проходки в глубоких скважинах"

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM UZ
    ​ Семинар на котором выступит L . W . ( Roy ) Ledgerwood III , BSc, MSc in Mechanical Engineering, ведущий эксперт Baker Hughes General Electric , автор 14 патентов и 23 методических пособий, с темой « Solving the Mystery of Low Rate of Penetration in Deep Wells »   ( Решение проблем низкой скорости проходки в глубоких скважинах ). В своем выступлении L.W. (Roy) Ledgerwood III расскажет об основных причинах низкой скорости проходки во время бурения скважин на больших глубинах,  о процессе бурения в котором огромную роль играет обломки породы образованные на забое скважины, о вызовах с которыми сталкивается  сообщество буровиков.    ​

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    Tashkent, Uzbekistan

  • SPE Tyumen Section :: 2018-2019 DL Season :: L.W. (Roy) Ledgerwood III (Baker Hughes, a GE company)

    Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM RTZ4
    Solving the Mystery of Low Rate of Penetration in Deep Wells L.W. (Roy) Ledgerwood III BHGE Abstract: Rocks deep in the earth have unique and enigmatic material properties due to the confining pressures in the earth. Confining pressure increases rock strength and changes rock from a brittle to a ductile material. Humans tend to think of rock as brittle, since all of our direct experience with rock is at atmospheric pressure. But as wells were drilled deeper into the earth, it became apparent that the rock drilled in oilfield wells yielded much lower penetration rates than rocks of the same composition near the surface. About seventy years ago, researchers in drilling mechanics began to study this by building high-pressure test facilities in which rock could be confined and drilled. Even with these new test machines, researchers had to hypothesize what was happening to the rock at the bottom of the borehole because they could not observe the drilling process first-hand. Though they understood that rocks under confining pressure become ductile, they continued to form hypotheses based on brittle failure mechanics. This presentation reviews the detective-story history of model development to explain low rate of penetration in deep boreholes. It then describes our current industry understanding of rock failure in a borehole, which includes a significant role played by crushed rock detritus. Current challenges facing the drilling mechanics community are identified. This presentation constitutes a plea for continued research in this area. Biography: Roy Ledgerwood earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1975 and began working for Hughes Tool Company Research. Bob Cunningham, one of the pioneers in oil-field drilling mechanics, mentored him. In 1987, Ledgerwood earned an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University where he studied drilling mechanics with Dr. John Cheatham, another pioneer in the field. When Hughes Tool Company built its Full-scale High Pressure Drilling Simulator—a test facility in which may stress rock rock up to 15,000 psi and test bits as large as 12 ¼”—Ledgerwood was the first supervisor of the facility. He designed and performed unique tests to show that crushed rock detritus in a borehole has a strength on the same order of magnitude as the original rock at the instant it is created. Ledgerwood has collaborated with other similar laboratories in Salt Lake City, Tulsa, and Pau, France in joint-industry and proprietary tests. In addition to testing, Ledgerwood has modeled the drilling process with both Finite Element Analysis and Discrete Element Analysis. These mathematical models show that most of the energy expended while drilling a deep well is dissipated not in failing the rock, but in extruding crushed rock detritus. He holds 14 patents and is the author of 23 techincal papers.

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    Tyumen, Russian Federation

  • Using Downhole Fiber Optic Temperature Sensing Technology to Monitor and Improve Well Performance

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PT
    Ding Zhu : Using Downhole Fiber Optic Temperature Sensing Technology to Monitor, Control  and Improve Well Performance Abstract Downhole sensing technology today provide engineers continuous measurements for flow condition diagnosis. The measurements include temperature, pressure, acoustic, and strain, with distributed temperature sensors (DTS) and distributed acoustic sensors (DAS) being more commonly used compared with other measurements. Since the optical fiber technology introduced to the industry, it has advanced dramatically. Many field applications have been proven effective and beneficial. From downhole flow condition characterization, we can diagnose flow problems, monitor, control, and optimize producing and injecting well performance, monitor well stimulation, both matrix acidizing and hydraulic fracturing, and optimize treatment designs. There are rich field application examples to show the potential of the technology. One of the keys of applying downhole sensing technology is to develop models and methodologies to interpret the senor measurements. This is challenging, because from data collection and processing, to model development, to invert the measured parameters to flow profiles, it is extremely mathematical and computationally intensive. In this lecture, we will review current status of downhole sensing technology, explain the available models and approaches for interpretation, and present field application examples including production profiling, horizontal well flow control, matrix acidizing optimization and multi-stage hydraulic fracture diagnosis. The lecture is based on publications by the author and other SPE publications. The lecture illustrates the power of DTS as a tool for production problem diagnosis and well performance optimization Speaker's Bio Ding Zhu  is a Professor at Petroleum Engineering Department at Texas A&M University. She Holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China, a MS and PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering, both from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research areas are production engineering, well stimulation, intelligent well modeling and complex well-performance optimization. Dr. Zhu is an author of more than 150 technical papers, a co-author of text book , Petroleum Production Systems (2nd edition), and a co-author of a SPE book, Multilateral Wells. She has been a committee member and chairperson for many conferences and events with Society of Petroleum Engineers, and is currently an associate editor for SPE Production and Operation Journal. She is a Distinguished Member of SPE.
    Stanford, CA, United States

  • SPE Egypt October Monthly Meeting

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EET
    "THE CLOUD ERA IN THE O&G INDUSTRY" Hassan Diaa, SCHLUMBERGER Yamen Tekaji, SCHLUMBERGER Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm Holiday Inn Cairo Maadi (formerly Sofitel Maadi) – Cornish El Nile, Cairo =========================== ABSTRACT Cloud Computing is the internet-based enabler for sharing of technological infrastructural resources, software and digital content, allowing them (Infrastructure, Platforms, Software) to be offered on pay-for-use basis, like any utility service. As oil and gas industry moved to a more digital and agile environment the demands on IT infrastructure are rapidly increasing – and the ability of the infrastructure to adapt and respond becomes more critical. Performance is essential, and companies are looking for flexible solutions that can quickly respond to dynamic usage patterns, but with reduced financial burden by having an unlimited power resources This allows oil and gas companies to analyse a wealth of data at reduced cost. In oil and gas Cloud computing are being used in different ways form Private, Hosted and Public cloud applications, and it varies from hosting light applications like emails and high resource demanding applications like Petrotechnical till having National Data Repository on cloud. Nartional Data Repositories (NDR) are solutions which deliver several tangible benefits to the operating countries. They have been specifically architected to enable an active, dynamic center where data lives; a hub that gathers, organizes, quality controls, and stores data. In addition, Protection and quality assurance of the nation’s sub-surface assets. NDRs are also tools to promote investment in the petroleum industry through an expanded set of services that assure transparency, and finally, it is considered to be a means of facilitating and managing interactions between oil producers and a country’s government. During our presentation we will discover the technologies that enable cloud computing and NDRs in the O&G sector. =========================== SPEAKERS Hassan Diaa is Schlumberger Data and Infrastructure Lead for Egypt and East Mediterranean and Digital solutions champion for Egypt and Kuwait a role he held from 2017.Hassan joined Schlumberger in 2009 and, over the next 9 years, held positions of increasing responsibility, including in the systems engineering, Information management, Database administration, Cloud computing and digital solutions. Hassan holds a BA in Computer Science from El Shorouk University in 2008 Yamen Tekaji is Schlumberger Senior information management and System engineer working in Egypt since 2012. During his current assignment in Egypt, he managed, implemented and supervised huge Information management solutions, cloud environments and other Petrotechnical IT projects at key O&G companies in Egypt, Sudan and the Middle East. Yamen holds a BA in Computer Science from Damascus university. =========================== The event is sponsored by SCHLUMBERGER
    Cairo, Egypt

  • Erosion Due to Fine Particles in Multiphase Flow

    Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
    Abstract: Pipeline production system often experiences complex multiphase flow and entrained fine-particles. The erosion due to solid fine particles presents one of the greatest threats to oil and gas flow assurance and consequently impacting material selection and wall thickness design. Limited literature is available on erosional effect caused by submicron particles such as fine sand, abrasive solid materials or gas bubbles. Previous studies on particles’ erosion are limited to particle size greater than 100 microns in single phase fluid flow. This is based on the assumption that potential for erosion by particle size smaller than 100 microns (specifically lesser than 62.5 microns) is insignificant. Additionally, very few studies have addressed the combined effect of erosion caused by micro-sized particles and multiphase flow.   Most predictive erosion models are limited to single phase flow for model simplification purposes. Hence, the effects of multiphase flow and its interaction with sand particles, specifically fine solids, are neglected. Therefore, an in-depth understanding of multiphase flow regimes and its interaction with micro-sized particles is an important enabler for more accurate erosion prediction. For more accurate flow modeling and erosion characterization, computer fluid dynamics (CFD) tool is required. In this study, Multiphase CFD (MCFD) is implemented for predicting micro-fine erosion, considering two phase flow pattern features. Concurrently, trajectories of fine particles’ bombardment on the pipe inner wall surface are captured using Lagrangian Particle Tracking Model. Analyses are carried out for water and gas flow at isothermal conditions, covering various particle size lesser than 62.5 microns in order to determine material removal rate. The results will be benchmarked against Tulsa multiphase erosion model prediction.   Based on the results, it is concluded that the erosional effect caused by micro-sized particles is strongly dependent on the flow patterns in the pipe, determined by superficial velocities of each phase. Additionally, erosional impact or material removal rate is predicted, which though small, is expected to significantly impact material design. The presence of these micro-sized particles acts as an enabler, which produces homogeneous “pits” on the surface of metal, significantly increasing the contact surface area for chemical and mechanical interactions to take place. The results from the proposed modeling using MCFD are expected to benefit erosion impact assessment in multiphase hydrocarbon production and piping systems.   Keywords- Erosion Analysis, Submicron Particles, Fines, Multiphase CFD, Flow Pattern Features       Author biography: Ngo Nguyet Tran is currently a Flow Assurance Engineer with WorleyParsons - INTECSEA division, based in Singapore. She earns a B.Eng (Hons) in Petroleum Engineering and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – Flow Assurance Study from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia. She has over four years’ experience in transient multiphase flow and flow assurance related issues. Other technical experience in subsurface-surface modeling and CFD modeling. She is a member of the SPE Singapore Section Committee.  

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  • SPE YP 10th Year Anniversary Celebration and Family Day

    Sunday, October 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM SGT
    The Society of Petroleum Engineers Young Professionals Brunei Section  is celebrating its 10th year anniversary of its establishment in 2007 this year. This is a momentous occasion to be commemorated and the  SPE YP 2017 – 2019  committee is proud to announce the  SPE YP 10th Year Anniversary Celebration and Family Day to be held on  Sunday,   28th October 2018  from  10:00 AM to 6:00 PM  at the  Jerudong Park Playground Colonnade. We are working hard in collaboration with  BIG BWN Project  to commemorate this occasion with an event packed day filled with delicious food, family fun games and activities. This event is open to all  SPE Brunei Section members, their families and the general public  and we will use this as a platform to kick-off SPE Brunei YP awareness and future activities we are planning in the pipeline as well as honour our past efforts and contributions along with the new SPE Student Chapters. Our hope is for us to enjoy the day with everyone for making SPE YP reach this 10th year mark, and a great start to the coming years.  Meet-up and connect with other SPE members, and bring your friends and family, we hope to see you there.   Sincerely, Muhammad Najib bin Haji Latif SPE YP Chairperson 2017-2019

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    BSB, Brunei Darussalam

  • 2018 OCTOBER TECHNICAL LECTURE

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM IDLW
    Dear All, You are cordially invited to SPE section 104 Warri  October  2018  technical  lecture.   Date: Tuesday, 30th  October  2018 Time: 4: pm prompt. Venue: Lighthouse Petroleum Limited, GRA after St. Jude Catholic Church.   TO PIC:  WELL INTERVENTION – KEY TO MANAGING OIL/GAS WELL FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE.   Presenter: DR. EDDY OKOH   For Planning Purpose and access control, Kindly indicate your  availability  to attend on time .  WHO TO ATTEND   SPE MEMBERS, INTENDING MEMBERS,STUDENTS MEMBERS, LIGHTHOUSE STAFF AND PROFESSIONALS. ABSTRACT Drilling a well is not enough for sustained oil and gas production but completing and managing such wells is key to its productive life and eventually keeping it safe when it is no longer productive or impossible to continue to safely produce such well and the huge task of ensuring proper completion production and eventual abandonment of such well is the exclusive task of WELL INTERVENTION and is carried out by a well intervention engineer/technician who in some companies referred to as a well services personnel. Well Intervention entails wireline, slickline, Coiled tubing operations, Well Head maintenance, work overs and all rig less operations in general etc. In this presentation we will be looking at briefly some of the critical well intervention operations and procedures and how it impacts on the the oil and gas industry world wide with particular interest in the Nigeria O & G industry. PRESENTER’S PROFILE Engr Dr, Eddy Ifeanyi Okoh is a graduate of former Edo State University Ekpoma, Delta state university Abraka, Atlantic International University USA and University of port Harcourt . With a background in Mechanical  engineering and project management with over 20 years’ experience in E & P industry, spanning from Servicing company to multinational  IOC’s as well as foremost Indigenous  producing companies also mentors students and young engineers as a visiting lecturer in several institutions of higher learning as well as cooperate seminars/training workshops. He is a member of many professional bodies like SPE, NSE, IIME etc , he has also served as  president of International Association of Lions clubs,  Warri treasure base lions club. His love for media also earned him a Diploma in Media & journalism from Push Africa Institute for media and journalism Accra Ghana and also FRCN radio school Lagos, making him carry out the task of an OAP in some media outfits. He is married with Children.   Please let’s give this a wider publicity and  do come along with a colleague!!! Regards, Mrs. Hilda -Edema Sillo Publicity Chairman.

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    DELTA STATE, Nigeria

  • YP Networking with the other Singapore Energy Networks. Digital Innovation Organization at BP

    Thursday, November 1, 2018, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
    The collaboration between the Singapore Energy Networks (SPE, AIPN, SEAPEX and EI) is bringing together one of their great networking session again, supported by a hot-topic talk: BP’s priorities around digital innovation (including blockchain, AI, smart contracting, robotics etc). Speaker: Claus Nehmzow,  Topic: Digital Innovation Organization at British Petroleum Thursday, 1 November 2018 6:30 p.m. Venue: The Screening Room, Studio, Level 2 12 Ann Siang Road, Singapore This event is intended to be less technical than the SPE talks, and are therefore a great  entry door to networking for young professionals, and a good opportunity for professionals interested more in networking than technical content. The topic, digital innovation at the organisational level, should be of interest to almost anyone that want to open their perspectives and bring some out-of-the-box elements to their thinking process. To register please use this link . SPE members benefit from a reduced rate of SGD30. The SPE discount code to use on registration (at the link above) is SPE40 . Biography: Claus is responsible for the Asia Pacific region of BP’s Digital Innovation Organization ﴾DIO﴿. Claus heads all the DIO activities, from sourcing innovation to helping the business units in the region identify their needs and implement Proof of Concept projects. DIO uses digital innovation to meet BP’s business challenges.  The team looks at a wide variety of sources of innovation outside of the energy industry, including the entertainment, consumer electronic, and military sectors. It nurtures collaborative relationships with the most innovative technology suppliers, consultants, venture capitalists, incubators, accelerators, academics, business practitioners, and industry and government organizations. As a leading expert in innovation, Claus was invited to speak at the: - Asia Downstream Summit Singapore June 2018 - Keynote presentation at Downstream Asia Week 2016 in Singapore - Advisory panel for Launchpad @OneNorth, for Industry and Trade Minister Teo Ser Luck  - Financial Times Smarter World Summit Singapore - Chief Innovation Summit Singapore - Commercial UAV Show Asia, Singapore - Opening of investment fund of Intellectual Ventures, Singapore - Future Tech Enterprise Singapore - DHL Asia Pacific Innovation Centre Innovation Summit 2015, Singapore

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  • SPE Egypt YP November Monthly Session

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EET
    Here we are AGAIN! We are so EXCITED to introduce our November Monthly Session, that is DEFINITELY going to be SPEctacular. The first session is going to be about "Bowtie Application in Process Safety Management" by Eng. Hesham Hanafy (TÜV Rheinland) The Second topic will be on both "Operability Analysis of Multiphase Pipelines: Case Study" and " DELFI Cognitive E&P Environment as the Cutting Edge Technology in the Oil and Gas Industry" by Eng. Mohamed Nagy and Eng. Hassan Diaa (Schlumberger) Time: Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 5:00 PM sharp Venue: Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO), Maadi You DO NOT want to miss this session, we guarantee! Seats are limited, make sure to make it early.
    Cairo, Egypt

  • INVITATION TO ATTEND 2018 NOVEMBER DISTINGUISHED LECTURE

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM IDLW
    Dear Esteemed Member, You are invited to,Society of Petroleum Engineers, Section 104 -Warri Nigeria holds her November Distinguished Lecture as follows: Date:Tuesday,13th November 2018. Venue:Multipurpose Hall Shell Edjeba. Time:4pm prompt Topic:A Soft Transformation Approach to Career Success. PRESENTER:Behrooz Fattahi (The EnerTrain Institute) Abstract: A discussion of the growth and augmentation of work experience (time effect), the career socio-economic, cultural and regional impact (place effect), relates achieving career success to that of progression in human capabilities (people effect) is presented. Success can be measured in many different ways, and by a variety of criteria such as educational achievement, wealth, private lifestyle, family and marriage, career achievement, etc. But whether there is an absolute, and universal definition or benchmark for success, soft competencies have emerged as universally accepted essential ingredients for achieving success in many aspects of our private and professional lives. The presentation will include clear evidence on how national and international professional societies, government organizations, and universities worldwide are rushing to include soft competencies in their programs to produce a new generation of work force that can achieve rapid career success in the new competitive and demanding workplace environment. Biography: Dr. Behrooz Fattahi holds Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering and in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University. After 37 years of working in the industry, he retired from Aera Energy LLC, an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil. In his last position as the Learning Advisor, he taught internal company courses. He served as the first Chair of the SPE Soft Skills Committee, and on the board of the SPE International as the Director of the Western North America, and VP-Finance. He served as the 2010 President of SPE International, and the 2014 President of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, AIME. He served as the VP of the SPE Foundation, and is currently the President of the EnerTrain Institute, providing petroleum technical training and consulting internationally. He is the recipient of AIME/SPE’s DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal, AIME’s Presidential Citation, and recognized by SPE as a Distinguished Member. Please give a wider publicity and come with a colleague!!!. For Planning Purpose and access control, Please kindly indicate interest to attend. Regards, Mrs. Hilda Edema- Sillo Publicity Chairman spewarri@yahoo.com

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    WARRI, Nigeria

  • Can humans create earthquakes? An overview of how hydraulic fracturing can induce seismicity

    Friday, November 16, 2018, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
    As part of our collaboration with the NUS, we are very happy to be welcoming Dr Fehler at our November meeting. Mike Fehler’s research is concerned with seismic and electromagnetic Imaging and microearthquake monitoring and interpretation around the production of hydrocarbons, in geothermal energy production and reservoir characterization. Abstract: Hydraulic fracturing is a method routinely used in oil and gas extraction and in the development of engineered geothermal systems. This method increases the permeability of source rock, making it possible for oil, gas, or heat, to be recovered. While applied frequently, there are many aspects of hydraulic fracturing that are not well understood, such as the induced seismicity produced during these operations. While this induced seismicity is useful to monitor the hydraulic fracturing processes, it may also cause fear to nearby communities. We will discuss several cases where induced seismicity has been observed that illustrate several aspects of the seismicity. We will discuss the mechanisms of hydraulic fracturing and how earthquakes are caused by it. Finally we will discuss the benefits of studying the induced seismicity. Michael Fehler After receiving his Ph.D. in Geophysics from MIT in 1979, Fehler worked as Assistant Professor at Oregon State University for five years before becoming a Staff geoscientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1984. At Los Alamos, he was the Leader of the Geophysics Group and later the Division Director of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division. In 2008 he returned to MIT where he is a Senior Research Scientist and the Deputy Director of ERL. In addition to his work at MIT, Fehler is Technical Project Manager for Phase I of the SEG Advanced Modeling project (SEAM) an industry consortium for geophysical modeling. Fehler was Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America for nine years beginning in 1995 and president of the Seismological Society of America from 2005-2007. *** Advance registration is not required, come early to avoid disappointment Entry includes buffet dinner and two drinks. You can pay cash or credit card at the door. Students can get free entry (no drinks vouchers included) at the door. *** You are also welcome to the workshop on the topic of "Induced Seismicity Accompanying Gas Injection into a Depleted Oil Reservoir" that will be taking place at NUS, Room  EA-06-02 , Faculty of Engineering, on Wednesday 14th of November 2018 at 4:30 PM to 6 PM. Pre-registrations is not required and admission is free. Enquieries to Ms. Ivy Poh Tel: 6516 6853, Email: ceepab@nus.edu.sg

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • SPE Egypt November Monthly Meeting

    Sunday, November 18, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EET
    "ARTIFICIAL LIFT TECHNOLOGY IS CHALLENGING THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY CHANGES" Dr. Mohamed Ghareeb Moustafa, FUE Petroleum Engineering Faculty Member Sunday, November 18, 2018 – 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm Future University in Egypt (FUE), 5th Settlement, Cairo =========================== ABSTRACT Artificial lift techniques are used in ~ 94% of over 1 million oil-producing wells around the world. It is using to lift fluids to the surface in reservoirs with low pressure and improves the production efficiency of the naturally flowing wells. With growing the number of mature oil fields and explosive growth of new unconventional oil and gas production activities often results in very challenging production conditions. For such fields in order to staying profitable in the current environment of lower-for-longer oil prices means deploying technologies that maximize production at minimal expense. For those fields which usually rely on artificial lift solutions, the ability to lower the lifting costs while improving operational efficiency is critical for extending production life at economical rates. The industry is still experiencing a learning curve as companies seek to better understand the technical challenges involved with operation in such fields. The question is what artificial lift system is needed to maximize production while lowering lifting cost. As a result, a tremendous amount of efforts and money is being pumped into unconventional, mature and difficult wells R&D, in all the aspects pursuing new technology advancements—including artificial lift systems and remote monitoring applications that help operators maximize well performance. This presentation will discuss the main production challenges; in additional to the key factors that influence the selection and operation of the artificial lift techniques.  =========================== SPEAKER Dr. Mohamed Ghareed is a technical and Business professional with 32 years’ experience in oil & gas business, operations management, engineering, sales and teaching. Personal business success is a result of both analytical and technical aptitude, Engineering and operations background, strong communication and strategic & planning skills, high ethical and moral standards.  Dr. Ghareed was President for different international companies. He drives profitable revenue, orders and profitability for Eastern Hemisphere business. The responsibilities include the operations, engineering, business development and sales.  He has spent a good part of his career analyzing wells and recommending actions to be taken to optimize different artificial lift systems and enhance well performance.  He spent 19 years working for Agiba Petroleum Company before jointing Lufkin. Dr. Ghareed was the team leader in implementing, maintaining and improving Agiba oil fields environmental management system. This help Agiba to be ISO 14001 certified.  Over the past years Dr. Ghareeb also has played a major role in the practical training for the field technicians and engineers in oil & gas production engineering and well operations for different major companies in the MENA, USA, Canada and Far East.  He was production engineering and operations lecturer for two different universities at Egypt. He also playing major role in linking the Egypt oil & gas industries with universities. He was SPE - Egyptian section president, program and membership chairperson. He published and presented over 50 technical papers. He chair several technical sessions for local and international conferences and workshops. Dr. Ghareeb is 2011 recipient of the SPE Regional Technical Award in Production & Operation Currently, Dr. Ghareeb is a FUE petroleum engineering faculty member  =========================== The event is sponsored by Future University in Egypt (FUE)
    Cairo, Egypt

  • Drilling for Non-Drilling Engineers Technical Course

    Tuesday, November 27 - Thursday, November 29, 2018
    SPE Egypt YP is glad to announce for its SECOND technical course for this year! DRILLING FOR NON-DRILLING ENGINEERS This is an introductory course that is aimed to open different areas for the non drillers to think of. By the end of this course, the candidate should able to list the well barriers while drilling including casing and cementing bad practices that lead to workover/production issues, mention leak-off test procedures and outcomes, describe well control equipment components and the conventional well killing methods.  We have the honor to have Eng.Karim Fahim (Senior instructor at Egyptian Drilling Company) as the main instructor for this course. Note That: There will be an ONLINE TEST on Saturday, 24th of November,2018 at 9:00 PM SHARPand the link will be posted on facebook event Date: From 27th to 29th of November, 2018 at 5:30 PM -8:30 PM Registration Form: https://goo.gl/AsE3RU *Minimum of one-year experience applicants are more than welcome to apply. Unfortunately, no students are allowed to apply
    Cairo, Egypt

  • Dan Pratt "Propellant Enhanced Perforating and Stimulation"

    Monday, December 10, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
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    Lafayette, LA, 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

  • SPE NL Monthly Meeting

    Monday, December 10, 2018, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM NL
    '4D Seismic History Matching' by Paul Mitchell
    The Hague, Netherlands

  • Petroleum Technology Luncheon - December 11th

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PT
    Long Beach, CA, United States

  • SPE Delta December Meeting & Luncheon

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS OF THE DEADLIEST ACCIDENT IN HUMAN HISTORY  You may never have heard of Bhopal, India.  Many people have not, despite the fact that the worst accident in history happened there.  In the early morning hours of Dec 3, 1984, a large toxic gas release spread across Bhopal from a Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant.  About 500,000 people downwind were exposed.  Thousands of them died.  I was an employee of Union Carbide at the time.  I’ve read extensively about the accident.  I have visited Bhopal.  I’ve walked through the neighborhoods around the plant and through the old abandoned plant itself.  I’ve touched the tank where the reaction occurred; a surreal experience.   Thirty-four years on questions remain about what happened.  It is very difficult to study an accident of this magnitude because so many people had/have vested interests in crafting the story.

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    new orleans, LA, United States

  • Towards Understanding Gas - Injection EOR in Unconventional Reservoirs

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM MT
    Reservoir Evaluation & Production Optimization:  Towards Understanding Gas-Injection EOR in Unconventional Reservoirs Date: Tuesday, 11th of December 2018 Speaker:  Dr. Brent Thomas, P. Eng Oil & Gas Consultant, Reservoir Optimization Strategies Location:  Bow Valley Club #370- 250, 6 Ave SW Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM  Cost: $45 SPE Members, $55 Non-members, $15 Students Abstract: Low hydrocarbon-liquid recovery factors observed in multi-fracked stimulated rock volumes (SRV) motivates operators to consider improvements in exploitation strategies.  One of the strategies under intense investigation is gas-cycling enhanced oil recovery (GCEOR), which involves alternating gas injection cycles with production cycles in the same well(s), commonly called Huff and Puff.  EOG Resources reports excellent results from their field applications of this technology. This presentation describes some of the parameters that should be considered in the development of GCEOR projects including the role of injection-gas composition, injection pressure, soak time and the degree of SRV depletion before Huff and Puff begins. Speaker Bio: Brent Thomas has worked in Enhanced Oil Recovery for his entire career. Thermal recovery of heavy oils and chemical EOR occupied some of his efforts but most of his EOR career was focused on gas injection, including Nitrogen, Carbon dioxide, and multi-component hydrocarbon gas in both vertical and horizontal reservoirs. Huff and Puff CO2 for heavy oil EOR and conventional-reservoir strategies such as water-alternating-gas (WAG), water-gas co-injection and gas-cycling liquids recovery received most of his attention.  For the past two years , he has concentrated his interest in Huff and Puff gas injection in unconventional reservoirs and established a multi-company consortium for the study and development of Gas Cycling EOR (GCEOR) design. Brent and his wife Carolyn are parents of six children, and grandparents to twelve grandchildren.  Born in High River, Alberta, he has spent all but seven years of his life in the Calgary area.  Educated at the University of Calgary and Washington University, he holds degrees in Chemical Engineering.  He was a principal of Hycal Energy Research from 1981 until 2004 when Hycal was sold to Weatherford.  He has traveled and lectured worldwide throughout his career.  He is currently a consultant and contractor to the petroleum industry. Don't miss out and sign up today!
    Calgary, AB, Canada

  • December Luncheon - Guest Dwane Purvis, P.E.: "The Engineer as a Craftsman"

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CT
    December 1th (Tuesday):   Meeting with Guest Lecturer  Dwayne Purvis, P.E. Wichita Falls Country Club, 1701 Hamilton Blvd. Board Room. RSVP - email James Tart   jtart@sjoc.net   or Register Online "The Engineer as a Craftsman" Dwayne Purvis, P.E.   Abstract: This lecture reviews the process and tools of reservoir engineering and the human failings that can get in the way.  This lecture will also have some ethics.   Biography: Mr. Purvis has become a regular speaker at our SPE meetings and presents us with useful and thoughtful information. Mr. Purvis has been practicing reservoir engineering since 1995. He spent 18 years as a reservoir engineering consultant and partner at Cawley, Gillespie and Associates and then as Executive Vice President at The Strickland Group. Most recently he served Jetta Operating in Fort Worth as Reservoir Engineering Manager and Reserves Manager before starting his own consulting practice helping clients to solve the engineering issues which affect their corporate strategy. www.dpurvispe.com

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    Wichita Falls, TX, United States

  • Sustainability in Technology and Operations – bringing it home, making it real!

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 11:45 AM - 1:45 PM ET
    Dr. Linda A Battalora, Colorado School of Mines SPE Chair: Sustainable Development Technical Section   Abstract Sustainability is a balance of economic growth, social development, and environmental protection.  The Oil and Gas industry is successfully implementing Sustainability practices in each phase of the project life-cycle but what new business models, partnerships, and metrics are needed to further integration of Sustainability in technology and operations? This presentation is designed to raise membership awareness about the universal framework of Sustainability, prioritization and practice, key topics relating to Sustainability, and emerging opportunities.  An informal audience discussion will follow the presentation. About the Speaker:   Dr. Linda A. Battalora is a Teaching Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines), a Payne Institute for Earth Resources Faculty Fellow and a Shultz Humanitarian Engineering Fellow. She has BS and MS degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Mines, a JD from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, and a PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering from Mines.  Prior to joining the Faculty at Mines, Linda served in various roles in the oil and gas industry including operations engineer, production engineer, attorney, and international negotiator for oil and gas project development. She is a registered patent attorney. Linda serves as Chair of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Sustainable Development Technical Section and is a member of the Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) and Sustainability Advisory Committee, the Production and Facilities Advisory Committee, the US Training Advisors Committee, and the Women in Energy Committee.  She is a researcher with the Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil Institute and Cerner Corporation.  Linda is the recipient of the 2015 SPE Rocky Mountain North America Region Award for distinguished achievement by Petroleum Engineering Faculty and the 2014 Rocky Mountain North America Region Award for distinguished contribution to Petroleum Engineering in Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility.  At 18ATCE, she received the SPE International Award of Distinguished Member.  She is a Distinguished Lecturer for the 2019-2020 program. Lunch will be served at 12:00 Noon Please RSVP ASAP to secure your place! Call: Teresa Rhone: 703-528-8420     Or Email:  trhone@adv-res.com Cost: $25.00 Members / $30.00 Non-Members - Payable at the Door - Cash or Check

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    Arlington, VA, United States

  • 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 Britani Ltd. Abstract 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. Biography 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.

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • The Economics of Shale Plays - Dwayne Purvis, P.E.

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Speaker:    Dwayne Purvis, PE   Topic:        The Economics of Shale Plays   Date:          Wednesday, December 12, 2018   Location:  Brookhaven College Geological Institute, (Map)     Cost:       $25 if SPE member paying electronically in advance, $10 for students, retirees, and members in transition. All others $30. We will accept toys in place of payment for Toys for Tots.   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: Dwayne Purvis, P.E. has spent over two decades in reservoir engineering and executive leadership as a consultant and operator. He has led or participated in hundreds of field studies and reserve analyses over dozens of basins in the United States and abroad, and he has participated in the sale or acquisition of projects valued from tens of thousands to billions of dollars. Before starting his own consulting practice in 2015, he served Jetta Operating Company as Reservoir Engineering Manager and Reserves Manager. Prior roles include founder and Executive Vice President of consulting firm The Strickland Group and partner at Cawley, Gillespie & Associates.  Mr. Purvis has published on issues of reserves, risk analysis and shale reservoirs. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas, member of SPEE, AAPG, SEG and a 25-year member of SPE. Abstract: The economics of shale plays do not actually turn out like the idealized slides of investor presentations.  Wells are not average.  Counties are not consistent. Recoveries do not increase with time.   Costs do not decrease.  Differentials decay.  And they all go bust.  Join us for a walk down memory lane and a few myth-busting lessons from the lifecycle of older plays.

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    Farmers Branch, TX, United States

  • OVERVIEW OF RESERVOIR ENGINEERING

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EAT
    The oil and gas industry is in the business of extracting oil and gas from its natural habitat to provide as an energy source to sustain our life on this earth. Oil and gas accumulate and occurs in underground traps called reservoirs, formed by structural and/or stratigraphic features.  To extract them, we need to locate where they are, bring them up to surface and transport them to processing facilities where they can be transformed into an energy form useful for everyday use.  In this broad chain of processes from reservoirs to the final product such as fuel and LNG, the reservoir engineer is involved in making a very important decision upfront in the chain for his/her company i.e., the decision to develop an oil or gas field.  This decision to develop may involve commitments to investments in the million to billion dollar range

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    JUBA, South Sudan

  • The Unfulfilled Expectation of Horizontal Wells with Multistage Fracture Completions in Conventional

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM IST
    Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer  2018-19 Lecture Season The Unfulfilled Expectation of Horizontal Wells with Multistage Fracture Completions in Conventional Reservoirs: A Solution Krešo Kurt Butulo Schlumberger Abstract: This  lecture  presents  approaches  for  increasing  production  from  horizontal  wells  with  multistage  fracture  (HWMSF)  completions  in  conventional  reservoirs.  HWMSF  completions  are  now   regularly   being   drilled   and completed   in   low-to-mid-   permeability  oil-bearing  conventional  reservoirs  (k<10  md)  where the oilfield is under water flooding. Although the industry has closed the HWMSF technology gap of drilling and completing  these  wells,  the  productivity  has  been  below  the  expected  level.  The  production  is  characterized  by  either  an  early-time  relatively  high  production  rate  followed  by  a  steep  production  decline  and  water  breakthrough  or  low  initial  production  and  even  lower  late-time  production.  What went wrong and  what  can  be  done?  The  lessons  learned  in  unconventional  reservoirs  are  not  pertinent  to  conventional  formations.  Hence,  the  problem  was  examined  from  the  reservoir  standpoint,  focusing on achieving adequate pressure support to maximize drain-age,  revising  the  water flood  process  through  drilling  patterns,  and evaluating the specific completion techniques. Equally, the question  warrants  answers  on  current  HWMSF  re-stimulation,  addressing methodology applied to specific completion design, the horizontal wellbore azimuthal orientation within the stress field,  and,  finally,  the  operating  condition  of  the  injector  and  producer  wells.  The  lecture  discusses  novel  designs  for  refracturing  and  for  future  reservoir  development,  and,  at  the  same  time,  is  a  plea  to  the  drilling,  completion,  and  reservoir  engineering teams to integrate their competencies to optimize these complex production systems.   Biography: Krešo  Kurt  Butula  holds  the  position  of  Reservoir    Management    Advisor  to    the Schlumberger President for Russia and Cen-tral Asia. He has a Masters degree in petro-leum   engineering,   University   of   Zagreb,   Croatia,  and  has  been  based  in  Moscow,  Russia,  for  the  last  15  years.  He  has  more  than 27 years of worldwide onshore and offshore exposure and experience in multiple oilfield service domains. Currently, he is responsible  for  the  assessments  and  integration  process  for  complex subsurface projects and for defining the company business  model  and  technological  solutions,  including  new  directions  in  Schlumberger  R&E  centers  in  Russia.  Krešo  Kurt  has  published  a  series  of  several  technical  papers  for  SPE  and  Rus-sian  journals,  received  the  Schlumberger  Well  Services  R&D  Input  Award,  and  holds  several  patents  related  to  hydraulic  fracturing stimulation and IOR/EOR. He is a member of SPE and EAGE  and  a  member  of  the  Society  of  Core  Analysts.  He  has  been on program committees of international and Russian tech-nical  conferences.  He  served  as  the  Program  Director  for  the  Moscow  SPE  Section  and  was  awarded  the  Regional  Service  Award in 2014. Since 2014, he has been the SPE Moscow Section Chairperson.  He  is  a  fluent  speaker  of  Russian,  English,  German, Italian, and Croatian.

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    New Delhi, India

  • SPE Christmas Dinner - December 12th

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM CET
    ​Dear SPE Member, we invite you to the forthcoming SPE Christmas Dinner that will take place at Ristorante Borgo Bagnolo (via L. Calabresi 42, San Donato Milanese) on December 12th, starting from 7.30 PM Milan time. We'll have the pleasure to host as special guests Giambattista De Ghetto and Paolo Andreussi to discuss the interplay of large and small companies in achieving innovative solutions in critical business areas. Below you find all the relevant details on location and cost.  Please confirm you attendance within December 10th to spe.italiansection@gmail.com Do not forget to specify any food intolerance. Find here the menu! Looking foward to meet you.  SPE Italy.

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    San Donato MIlanese, Italy

  • Geomechanics for Wellbore Stability

    Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM MT
    Geomechanics Breakfast Series: Geomechanics for Wellbore Stability Date: Thursday, 13th of December 2018 Speaker:  Amy Fox, President at Enlighten Geoscience Ltd. Location:  Calgary Petroleum Club (329- 5th Ave SW) Time: 7:30am – 9:30am   Cost: $45 SPE Member, $55 Non-Member, $15 Students  Abstract: Wellbore stability studies were one of the earliest applications of geomechanics in oil and gas. Despite today’s focus on completions, stability issues continue to be a problem in many plays, resulting in large “hidden” costs for operators. Published studies indicate that geomechanical wellbore instability during drilling can account for up to half of documented non-productive time (NPT). The Western Canada Sedimentary Basin isn’t the Gulf of Mexico, obviously. But neither is it the U.S. Permian Basin. And the Duvernay isn’t the Montney. Simply put, every play in every basin of the world is geomechanically unique, with rocks that have different mechanical properties, fluid pressures that can be simple or complex, and earth stresses that are driven by the same forces driving and resulting from global plate tectonics. If you don’t understand these parameters, you don’t really understand your asset. Through case studies and examples, this talk will guide the audience through the workflow for building a geomechanical model and then will discuss how that model can be used to optimize wellbore stability while drilling. It will dispel (or try to, anyway) several persistent myths that have permeated the drilling world, leading to unnecessary extra costs. It will also make the case that a well that is mechanically “healthy” when it is drilled is a better candidate for successful completions and better production. Speaker Bio: Amy Fox , Amy earned an undergraduate degree in Geology from the University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D. in Geophysics (specializing in geomechanics) from Stanford University. She has been involved in geomechanical consulting since 1998 and has been in Canada since 2011. She enjoys “spreading the geomechanics gospel” through giving talks, publishing articles, teaching courses and volunteering. Don't miss out and sign up today!
    Calgary, AB, Canada

  • Production Facility Seminar

    Thursday, December 13, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT

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    New Orleans, LA, United States

  • SPE OKC December Luncheon

    Thursday, December 13, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Prudent Quality Assurance (QA) Practices when Procuring, Inspecting, and Installing Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG’s) in Shale Plays Steve Bradley Viking Engineering   Abstract  In today’s drilling and completion environments, where Operators are inducing high tension, collapse, burst, compression and cyclic loading on their drilling and completion downhole tubulars, it is extremely important to properly design, specify, procure, manufacture, test, inspect and install these Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG’s) to meet the wellbore challenges and mitigate potential downhole failures. This presentation addresses “prudent” practices to be considered and implemented to leverage the Operator’s success as it relates to downhole OCTG’s. These topics will include defined procurement requirements, service application/environment, type of tubular product (seamless or electric welded-ERW), inspection requirements, both in mill and post mill, inspection techniques, handling, and installation at the wellsite.   Biography  Steve Bradley, Director of Quality Assurance at Viking Engineering has over thirty-five (35) years of experience as a Quality Professional/Consultant working primarily in the Upstream Oil & Gas industry, with an extensive background in QA/QC inspection, quality & process system auditing, technical specification writing, and consulting experience with the manufacturing, inspection, testing and installation of drilling and completion equipment, with a primary focus on OCTG’s and connections.  In addition, extensive experience in performing technical audits (API Q1 & ISO 9001) and assessments on OCTG/Line Pipe manufacturers and processors, post mill NDE inspection companies and end-finishers/threaders.  From 2010 to 2016, served as QA Lead on Freeport McMoRan’s High Pressure/High Temperature (HPHT) Team, where he served as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) relating to procurement, manufacturing, inspection, and threading of OCTG’s and other downhole accessories of both CRA and sour service tubulars. Currently serving as a technical advisor and liaison on American Petroleum Institute (API) committees associated with OCTGs, Wellheads/Xmas trees, and other downhole equipment.  API Voting member on Task Group (TG) on OCTGs & Threading & Gaging, Resource Group (RG) on Nondestructive Testing (NDT), and an “active” member on API SC18-Committee on Quality (API Spec. Q1 and API Spec. Q2).

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    OKC, OK, United States

  • Distinguished Lecturer Luncheon

    Thursday, December 13, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PT
    "Stop, Drop And Circulate, An Engineered Approach To Coiled Tubing Intervention in Horizontal Wells" Please join us for a light lunch and technical presentation by Charles Pope, founder of Complete Shale, an international consulting firm specializing in drilling and completing horizontal wells. When: Dec 13th 11:30-1:30 Where: 1066 W Hastings St Vancouver - Hastings Room Oceanic Plaza (Pender Street Level) Cost: Free for Members and Students (if registered in advance); $10 at the door Abstract: In North America, the average cost of a coiled tubing intervention is $250,000. Experience shows that 30% of the wells will have cost overruns of more than $500,000. Additionally, 1 well in 16 has a stuck pipe event and consequently, the costs escalates to an average of $1.7 million per well. This talk will share how and where coiled tubing is used around the world. Historical practices are reviewed and the issues associated with them. Also, the need for engineering involvement to improve the coiled tubing intervention will be . This includes a road map for expected drag, detailed time modeling, fluid system planning and data capture. Planned short trips have been eliminated. Low viscosity fluids are used to provide superior hole cleaning. When overpull is observed, operators should stop pulling out of the hole, drop down, and circulate until the debris is removed. This engineered solution has been performed on over 75 coiled tubing interventons. These procedural improvements reduced time on location by 50%, reduced cost by 50% and prevented any stuck pipe. One take away: old, historical practices are not your friend in preventing stuck pipe. The solution: stop, drop and circulate. Biography: Charles Pope is the founder of Complete Shale, an international consulting firm specializing in drilling and completing horizontal wells. Charles has spent more than 35 years working in the oilfield. He completed the first horizontal well in the Austin Chalk in the late 1980’s. Charles serves on the SPE ATCE Well Completions Committee and SPE Workshop: Application of Integrated Diagnostics for Unconventional Resource Development Committee. He has authored multiple technical papers. While working at Devon, he was the Completions Technology Supervisor, where he led a team focused on optimizing coiled tubing interventions. He has held various positions with Sun, XTO Energy and Pinnacle Technology. Charles formed Complete Shale 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. Charles will serve as a SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 2018-2019.

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    Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Young Professional Forum

    Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM CET
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    Vienna, Austria

  • Christmas Dinner

    Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM CET
    SPE Oslo 2018 Julebord (Christmas Dinner) Location : Hotel Continental (Stortingsgata 24/26, 0117 Oslo) Date and time : 13.12.2018 from kl.1730 Topic : NCS Industry Trends and E&P Company Landscape Speaker : Anders Wittemann, Wittemann E&P Consulting Menu : Traditional Pinnekjøtt based julebord (as per previous years) Abstract : The NCS has become highly sought after with a high level of M&A activity in recent years and a resource base that holds potential for another peak oil & gas production before 2025 and the inventory of licences ready to explore is at all time high. The landscape of companies active on the NCS is changing, not only due to financial investors but also the incumbents targeting organic and inorganic (M&A) growth. Currently, 35 companies hold resources and a total of 50 companies are active with licences. The presentation will provide an overview of the types of companies and the strategies they are pursuing. Speaker Bio : Anders Wittemann is an independent strategy and business development consultant for E&P companies based in Norway. He has background as Petroleum engineer and management consultant from Shell, McKinsey and other consulting companies, currently also with M&A advisor Infima.

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    Oslo, Norway

  • Volunteering: ASSET STEM

    Friday, December 14, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET
    The Pittsburgh SPE Section is teaming up with ASSET STEM for the 2018-2019 SPE year. We will be volunteering once a month at their Pittsburgh location (2403 Sidney St #800, Pittsburgh, PA 15203).  Please email Jarrod Long at Jarrod.Long@altusintervention.com to volunteer.  “ASSET STEM Education™ is a national education improvement nonprofit that provides educators, schools and educational organizations (serving Pre-K through career) with... proven professional development evidence-based, hands-on learning materials (leasing program) customized consulting services Using a "teachers teaching teachers" model, ASSET supports systemic school wide and district wide changes. ASSET's programs:  (a) relate to standards-based curricula; (b)  incorporate research-based classroom practices; (c) allow teachers to experience firsthand what students will experience; (d) model inquiry-based teaching and learning; (e) embed reflection/meaning making; and (f) support the development of educators into leaders. ASSET serves more than 2,500 educators impacting more than 150,000 students annually. The organization is part of 100Kin10 , Change the Equation and STEMx —national coalitions for developing excellent STEM teachers, sharing best practices and scaling effective practices in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.”

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    Pittsburgh, PA, United States

  • SPE Egypt YP - Fayoum Field Trip

    Saturday, December 15, 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EET
    SPE Egypt YP gladly invites graduate and professional Geologists and Petroleum Engineers with less than 6 years of experience to our Fayoum Field Trip, Qasr El-Sagha Area Since the facies is the main key of reservoir characterization, doing areal facies logs and building a real conceptual model will improves the quality and prediction of oil accumulation. In the field the team will create facies logs for four wells by using all types of sedimentary structures and bioturbation to recognize facies and the related environments. The main product will be a real conceptual model for a section of Qasr El-Sagha area to predict the shoreline and the paleo-current for each environments  -Field trips fees is 100 LE For graduates and 150 LE For professional working in O&G industry to be paid on the pre-trip session day (Fees covers Breakfast, Lunch and Transportation). - There will be an Orientation session before the field trip. - Meeting point will be determined later on. - Deadline for Application: Saturday, 8 Dec. at 6:00 PM - An Online Exam will take place next Saturday, 8 Dec. at 6:00 PM and the accepted names will be contacted via email. ***This is a Volunteering Work from the instructor*** Link For Registration :  https://goo.gl/siY3Ho HURRY UP & RESERVE YOUR SEAT

  • YP Xmas Party

    Saturday, December 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 11:55 PM CET

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • SPE YP Networking Event - Wednesday Dec 19 (sponsor: NCS Multistage)

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
    ​Please join the YP group at Quarter Bar to celebrate the end of the year and to get to know your peers! Sponsor: NCS Multistage If you're feeling generous this time of year, bring a toy to donate for a child in need. We will be collecting gifts/donations for Toys for Tots (please leave toys unwrapped and write amount if donating a gift card!)
    Dallas, TX, United States

  • December Luncheon - Joseph Dancy - "Fly Me to the Moon: Drone Use and Regulations in the Oilfield"

    Thursday, December 20, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Bring a new, unwrapped toy (minimum $20 value) in lieu of your registration fee to contribute to the  COWBOY SANTAS  toy drive!  Regular payment will also be accepted.  If you plan to donate a toy, please use the "REGISTER NOW AND PAY LATER" option.  A toy wish list can be found at the COWBOY SANTAS website. "Fly Me to the Moon: Drone Use and Regulations in the Oilfield" Joseph Dancy University of Oklahoma College of Law Abstract Technological advances involving drilling and development have increased the value of properties by millions of dollars as operations become more efficient and profitable. Many of these technological advances have generated new legal, regulatory and strategic challenges.   The most recent technological advance in the oil field involves the use of drones, otherwise known as unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAVs”) or unmanned aerial systems (“UASs”). Drones, or UAVs or UASs, are being utilized in the energy sector to address a number of tasks:   To inspect flare stacks, refinery towers, tanks, and equipment located in dangerous or hard to access areas   To survey well site and pipelines before commencing construction activity to document the extent of damage caused by the development or repair   To monitor methane, benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, or xylene (“BTEX”) emissions from oil field equipment   To investigate property for latent environmental defects, or for pre-existing damage, prior to conducting developmental activity   To survey leases, rights of way, or potential well site locations   To survey equipment, pipe lines, or gathering systems for corrosion, damage, leaks or spills   Applicable federal, state and local regulations will be discussed, as well as case studies and drone footage from Permian Basin operations. Best practices, as well as legal issues involved in the use of drones will be examined. Speaker Joseph Dancy is the Executive Director of the University of Oklahoma College of Law new Oil & Gas, Natural Resource, and Energy Center and teaches several courses on oil and gas law, energy law, environmental law and litigation and energy finance. He is a Texas Representative of the Oil & Gas Compact Commission and is also Adjunct Professor at the SMU Maguire Energy Institute and Faculty Advisor for the SMU Spindletop student managed portfolio. He has published numerous articles, discussing cybersecurity, operational, and regulatory issues involving the energy sector. He has a law, MBA, and Metallurgical Engineering / Mineral Processing degree.
    Fort Worth, TX, United States

  • SPE Juba Section Corporate annual dinner

    Friday, December 21, 2018, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM EAT

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    JUBA, South Sudan

  • Monthly Meeting - Drilling Extended Laterals in the Marcellus Shale

    Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET
    Josh Doak, Director of Drilling - Range Resources, will be presenting on Drilling Extended Laterals in the Marcellus Shale (SPE-191783-18ERM-MS). Abstract: A drilling team has focused on increasing lateral lengths in the Marcellus Shale over the past couple of years. The team reevaluated prior drilling processes that had been in place for 7,000' to 9,000' laterals in order to determine what operational practices would need to be revised in order to drill and case laterals in excess of 18,000'. We focused on rig upgrades, directional tools, drilling fluids, casing floatation and other best practices. We even implemented field trials on various lateral lengths in efforts to evaluate extended lateral practices prior to drilling the first 18,000' lateral. Over the twelve month period of revised processes and upgrades, we drilled thirty-four horizontal wells each exceeding 12,000' in lateral length - this included two wells in excess of 17,850' with one exceeding 18,000', which represented the first drilled Marcellus lateral to exceed that length. This paper covers those details of those processes and upgrades that led to dozens of successful Marcellus horizontal wells with extended lateral lengths.

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    Carnegie, PA, United States

  • E & P Petroleum Economics Sharing for PSC .

    Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EAT

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    Juba, South Sudan

  • DL presentation: Enhancing production with Electric Submersible Pumps (ESP) – Challenges and Solutio

    Monday, January 14, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM GFT
    ​ Enhancing production with Electric Submersible Pumps (ESP) – Challenges and Solutions                                            JJ Xiao Saudi Aramco   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.
    Paramaribo, Suriname

  • Distinguished Lecturer: Autonomous Inflow Control Device: Principle, Prediction, & Reality

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM MT
    Distinguished Lecturer Series: Autonomous Inflow Control Device: Principle, Prediction, & Reality Date: Tuesday, 15th of January 2019 Speaker: Dr Ismarullizam Mohd Ismail, Emergent Technology Director @Tendeka Location:  Calgary Petroleum Club (329- 5th Ave SW) Time:  11:30am – 1:00pm   Cost: $45 SPE Member, $55 Non-Member, $15 Students  Abstract: In the current oil and gas environment, operators have focused on production optimization, effectively squeezing every last drop of oil out of their wells. Autonomous Inflow Control Device (AICD) technology has been deployed as part of the completion in old and new wells resulting in increased oil production by reducing water and gas production. For many years, inflow control devices (ICD), which restrict flow by creating additional pressure, have been used to mitigate this problem. They are however , passive in nature and after the onset of water or gas breakthrough, the choke effect cannot be adjusted without intervention. The AICD is an active inflow control device with a self-adjustable design to self-regulate and provide greater choke when an unfavorable fluid such as gas and water ingress. This prevents the well from being flooded when unwanted fluids breakthrough, therefore providing the advantage of being able to even out the inflow into well. In addition, it will also choke the unfavorable breakthrough sections of the well and producing from remaining sections leading to greater recovery, lower water, and gas production. This technology has helped improve recovery in horizontal well across the globe by reducing gas-oil ratio or water cut of the well, thus increasing ultimate oil recovery. The key factor to successful application is a systematic approach in prediction modeling and well design workflow to select a well candidate between Passive and Autonomous inflow control device. Speaker Bio: Dr. Ismarullizam Mohd Ismail is the Subsurface Engineering Manager for Tendeka based in Aberdeen, United Kingdom. He received a MSc . and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. He has been working in sand control and inflow control technology for over 15 years in multiple roles, mainly in offshore operation, project engineering and product development. His current work involves developing new inflow control technology, subsurface modeling and managing an inflow control product line. He has designed and modeled AICD/ICD nozzle completions for more than 100 wells across the globe and he also holds various patents for inflow control design. Prior to joining Tendeka, Dr Mohd Ismail worked for various major service companies and carried out university research. Don't miss out and sign up today! ​
    Calgary, AB, Canada

  • Monthly Technical Meeting - January 2019

    Thursday, January 17, 2019, 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM ICT
    Next Monthly Meeting is on THURSDAY JANUARY 17, 2019 SPE Monthly Technical Meeting – Jan 2019 – at the Landmark Hotel Topic: “Planning and Technology Utilization: A Holistic Approach to Marginal Field Development in the Nong Yao Field” by Mike Wilkins, Mubadala Petroleum   More information, please visit www.thaispe.org

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    Bangkok, Thailand

  • January Luncheon - DISTINGUISHED LECTURER - Charles Pope - "Stop, Drop and Circulate, An Engineered

    Thursday, January 17, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    "Stop, Drop and Circulate, An Engineered Approach to Coiled Tubing Intervention in Horizontal Wells" Charles Pope,  Complete Shale SPE DISTINGUISHED LECTURER In North America, the average cost of a coiled tubing intervention is $250,000. Experience shows that 30% of the wells will have cost overruns of more than $500,000. Additionally, 1 well in 16 has a stuck pipe event and consequently, the costs escalates to an average of $1.7 million per well. This talk will share how and where coiled tubing is used around the world. Historical practices are reviewed and the issues associated with them. Also, the need for engineering involvement to improve the coiled tubing intervention will be . This includes a road map for expected drag, detailed time modeling, fluid system planning and data capture. Planned short trips have been eliminated.  Low viscosity fluids are used to provide superior hole cleaning. When overpull is observed, operators should stop pulling out of the hole, drop down, and circulate until the debris is removed.   This engineered solution has been performed on over 75 coiled tubing interventons. These procedural improvements reduced time on location by 50%, reduced cost by 50% and prevented any stuck pipe. One take away: old, historical practices are not your friend in preventing stuck pipe. The solution: stop, drop and circulate. Charles Pope is the founder of Complete Shale, an international consulting firm specializing in drilling and completing horizontal wells.  Charles has spent more than 35 years working in the oilfield. He completed the first horizontal well in the Austin Chalk in the late 1980’s. Charles serves on the SPE ATCE Well Completions Committee and SPE Workshop: Application of Integrated Diagnostics for Unconventional Resource Development Committee.  He has authored multiple technical papers. While working at Devon, he was the Completions Technology Supervisor, where he led a team focused on optimizing coiled tubing interventions. He has held various positions with Sun, XTO Energy and Pinnacle Technology. Charles formed Complete Shale 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. Charles will serve as a SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 2018-2019.
    Fort Worth, TX, United States

  • 4th Annual Friends and Family Ski Trip

    Friday, January 18 - Sunday, January 20, 2019
    Social & Networking Events: 4th Annual Friends & Family Ski Trip Date:   Friday-Sunday, January 18-20, 2018 Location:   Northstar Mountain Village Kimberley Ski Resort Cost options: 2-bedroom chalet ( sleeps 6) $650   3-bedroom chalet (sleeps 10) $750 Discounted Lift Tickets: Adult (18+) $55 1-day  Youth (ages13-17) $35 1-day Child (under 12) $25 1-day   Details: In need of a getaway? Want an affordable ski vacation, family trip or a weekend away with friends? Join us for a super fun weekend on the slopes! Your private chalet at Northstar Mountain Village features: an incredible view of the Rockies private deck with hot tub and BBQ full sized kitchen separate living room ski-in/ski-out access to the Kimberly Ski Resort We are also hosting an après-ski welcome party with plenty of food and drink on Saturday evening. Whether you want to shred until the sun goes down, or you're here for the outdoor hot tubs and apres-ski party, this winter getaway will be a weekend to remember! Good to Know: *2-day Adult lift tickets are a single pass valid for two days from activation. No transportation is provided. Check-in details will be emailed in early January. New this year! Single sign up: If you’d like to meet new people and be assigned to a cabin, you may sign up as a “single” and we can connect you with others also looking to share a cabin! Registration closes January 13, 2019, 23:59. No purchases will be accepted after this date. Partner with us to have your logo featured here and in all marketing prior to an at the event.  Click HERE for more details!
    Kimberly, BC, Canada

  • January 2019 Luncheon

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MT
    Enhancing production with Electric Submersible Pumps (ESP) – Challenges and Solutions        JJ Xiao Saudi Aramco   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.

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    Lloydminster, SK, Canada

  • 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

  • Study Group - Improving ESP Production Through Compression

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Speaker:   Paul Munding, Flogistix   Topic:        Improving ESP Production through Compression Date:          Wednesday, January 23 rd , 2019 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 ESPs are a main type of artificial lift being used to unload current horizontal unconventional wells. Due to their high cost and high failure rate, an operator must implement them in the most efficient manner possible. This presentation addresses a way to create a solution to make ESPs more efficient by using compression at surface. Current ways of handling gas through ESPs are insufficient utilizing variable speed drives (VSDs). Additional gas handling equipment installed in ESPs have also encountered mixed results as designs continue to be tinkered to improve gas handling. One area that has not been researched extensively is utilizing compression to drawdown the casing annulus of a well on ESP. A preferential path of less static head pressure allows the gas to be drawn up the annulus rather than handled through the pump, thereby alleviating gas handling problems in the ESP and raising the FL over the pump. This paper, which was accepted and presented at ATCE 2018, covers two case studies in Oklahoma involving ESP compression assistance up the annulus: one is a case study of an unconventional well of the Mississippi Lime with a low FL and moderate gas production and the second is an unconventional well in the Meramec formation with large amounts of gas production that was increased with the assistance of a compressor to the ESP. Data was collected over a six-week period and ESP performance was compared before and after the surface compressor installation for case 1. In case 2, well performance was compared for 3 different artificial lift setups: gas lift, ESP, and compression assisted ESP over a 3-month period. Both case studies show benefits for utilizing surface compression with an ESP. The biggest benefits were found to be increased production and reduced operating cost by extending ESP longevity.   Biography An SPE member himself, Paul Munding joined Flogistix in April 2016 bringing 15+ years of experience working in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Munding had his first summer job with Marathon in 1999 working in the famous Yates Oil Field in West Texas. Subsequently he worked for Dowell-Schlumberger, Anadarko and BP over the following summers. Mr. Munding had a 10-year career with Chesapeake Energy in numerous roles from reservoir engineering to completions and production across the Mid-continent and Permian Basins. He then moved on to become Production Engineering Manager over the Delaware Basin for RKI. Mr. Munding graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BS in Petroleum Engineering in 2003 and has his Professional Engineering certification.  He is married with two children in elementary school and lives in Norman, OK.

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    Farmers Branch, TX, United States

  • 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 Abstract:  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.   Biography:  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.

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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..

  • The Problem with Silt in Low Resistivity Low Contrast Pay Reservoirs

    Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:45 PM SGT
    Abstract   Clastic laminated reservoirs have historically posed difficulties in formation evaluation. Difficulties are largely due to convoluted log responses which preclude accurate assessment of key petrophysical properties such as thin sand bed porosity and water saturation. In South East Asian (SEA) basins the abundance of silt in reservoir and non-reservoir rocks adds another layer of complexity and directly affects the design of appropriate data acquisition programs. This paper describes the silty thin bed problem by assessing the efficacy and uncertainties of various log measurements to arrive at the correct petrophysical solution. A review of rock physics literature is presented to highlight the underlying reasons for log behavior in silty facies. Generally, laminated rocks are evaluated from two different approaches: (1) high-resolution or (2) bulk rock volume. High-resolution approaches include borehole image logs, de-convolution, and digital core imaging analysis. Bulk rock (or volumetric) approaches generally use Thomas-Stieber, multi-component resistivity, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques. Three wells drilled in different sedimentary basins in SEA were selected to demonstrate the theory, challenges, and pitfalls of the most common approaches and techniques.     The Thomas-Stieber approach is often regarded as the most suitable for a binary sand-shale system and if conditional assumptions are met, results in a linear trend from which net-to-gross can be calculated. Adding a third component, such as silt, violates the assumptions and distorts this trend into a non-linear "boomerang" shape.    Resistivity anisotropy, i.e., vertical/horizontal resistivity ratio (Rv/Rh), provides further necessary input for accurate formation evaluation in laminated sand-silt-clay systems. Vertical resistivity is a key measurement as it is very sensitive to hydrocarbons in thinly laminated sands. Additional information, like borehole image and NMR data, contribute to reducing net-to-gross uncertainty and understanding the reservoir geometry. Where available, the saturation height function results are compared to multi-component resistivity results. One very silty to fine-grained sand reservoir in Vietnam, displays anisotropy due to grain-size variation on a very fine level. In this example, the relevance of shale laminar volume is questioned and can only be justified with detailed core studies. It is, however, argued that reliable identification of hydrocarbon-bearing silt-rich sequences is only possible with multi-component resistivity data. In addition, quantification of sand lamina resistivity, Rsand, is possible in silty sands with variable amounts of irreducible water.    Although many papers discuss the thin-bed formation evaluation problem, very few publications address issues related to laminated sand-silt-clay reservoirs. This paper partly addresses this literature scarcity.   Bio: Alexander Belevich graduated from Kuban State University in Russia with University Degree in Formation Evaluation. Alexander has worked in various locations in Russia (Siberia, above the Arctic circle and Moscow). Later moved to Vietnam for a 4 year stint and has been working in Malaysia for the last 3 years as Asia Pacific regional petrophysics advisor, doing field studies, designing and supporting acquisition of wireline & LWD open hole programs. Has special interest in evaluation of LRLC reservoirs, interpretation of NMR and 3D Resistivity logs, log and core data integration.

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • 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

  • February Luncheon - DL Charles Hinrichsen: "Controlling Scale Deposition"

    Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CT
    February 5th (Wednesday):   Meeting with SPE Distinguished Lecturer  Charles Hinrichsen , retired from Chevron. Wichita Falls Country Club, 1701 Hamilton Blvd. Board Room. RSVP - email James Tart   jtart@sjoc.net   or Register Online "Controlling Scale Deposition: Advances in Using Technology to Preserve Production in the Oil Field" Charles Hinrichsen   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.

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    Wichita Falls, TX, United States

  • Chocolate Tasting Experience

    Thursday, February 7, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM MT
    Social & Networking: Chocolate & Wine Tasting  Date: Thursday, 7th of February 2019 Location: SPE Auditorium (Main Floor), 715 5 Ave SW Time:  5:30 pm – 8:00 pm  5:30 PM registration and networking 6:00 PM tasting starts Cost: $40 SPE Members, $45 Non-members Abstract: So you’ve heard of craft beer and specialty coffee, but what is craft chocolate? Come and learn about the chocolate making process from the makers themselves! We will sample handcrafted chocolate, listen to the stories about the farmers, and learn how to identify tasting notes in the chocolate, paired with wine. Cheese and charcuterie are provided, as well as wine and coffee for the pairing. Seating is limited to 20. About the Chocolate Maker: McGuire Chocolate is a Calgary-based bean-to-bar chocolate maker.  Our focus is on preparing a simple and high-quality product from the inside out. Most of the chocolate we create is made from only two ingredients; fermented cacao grown by small farmers/profit sharing co-ops and organic cane sugar. Our packaging is locally made with paper from sustainably managed Canadian forests. Craft chocolate is made through rigorous oversight and a careful blending of cacaos that are processed through a season. As an agricultural product, a variety of growing, processing and mixing conditions affect the flavors and smell of the end product. While mass-produced bars come from companies that use any of the cacao they can get their hands on, craft chocolate makers discard inferior cacao beans. This puts specialty chocolate is in a league of its own when it comes to quality. A special Thank You to our Food & Beverage Sponsor for this event! Benoit Regulatory Compliance is a consulting firm who assists oil and gas companies in their reservoir management strategies by preplanning and obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.  With over 50 years of combined experience, clients value the regulatory expertise that Benoit Regulatory Compliance brings to the Canadian industry.
    Calgary, AB, Canada

  • PetroBowl Monagas Qualifiers

    Friday, February 8, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM VET
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  • Monthly Meeting

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET
    Details TBD

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    Carnegie, PA, United States

  • 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

  • February Luncheon

    Thursday, February 21, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Speaker and topic to be announced soon!
    Fort Worth, TX, United States

  • Monthly Technical Meeting - February 2019

    Thursday, February 21, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM ICT
    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21,  2019 SPE Thailand Monthly Technical Meeting  – Feb 2019 – at the Landmark Topic: ” Autonomous Inflow control device: Principle, Prediction and Reality” by   Dr. Ismarullizam Mohd Ismail, Tendeka More information, please visit www.thaispe.org

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    Bangkok, Thailand

  • 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? By Distinguished Lecturer 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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    Stavanger, Norway

  • 1 Day Workshop: Negotiating with Governments

    Thursday, March 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM SGT

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • 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 Lecture: The "Fracts" of Life (Common Failure Mechanisms Associated with Fracturing)

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET
      The “Fracts” of Life  (Common Failure Mechanisms Associated with Fracturing)  Speaker:  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.

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    Carnegie, PA, United States

  • 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

  • March 2019 Luncheon

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MT
    CO2 in the Subsurface - From EOR to Storage    Gary Teletzke ExxonMobil Upstream Research   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.  

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    Lloydminster, SK, Canada

  • SPE Workshop: Innovative Arctic Technologies (Harstad)

    Wednesday, March 20 - Thursday, March 21, 2019
    This year’s title: Petroleum Engineering workshop, exploration, development and production in Norway A high-quality SPE event with a solid base of top performers showcasing their latest achievements, followed by four technology sessions focusing on drilling, scale, exploration to development, IOR and production. "Technology forum about the Arctic in the Arctic" has always been the slogan of the SPE Northern Norway Workshop. In March 2019, this two-day biannual workshop will raise the stakes, broaden the scope, and showcase all the latest success in the region.
    Harstad, Norway

  • March Luncheon

    Thursday, March 21, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Speaker and topic to be announced soon!
    Fort Worth, TX, United States

  • Formation Evaluation and Petrophysics: From Technical to Business Impact

    Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM MY
    Abstract: It is commonly accepted that petrophysics/ formation evaluation is critical for quantitative full field evaluation, yet the perception among some is that its mostly about expensive logging, calculating net-to-gross, porosity and saturation. However, from a business perspective, it’s much more than that. Petrophysics is integral throughout the life cycle of the field, and one of the aims of this talk is to show that by engaging your petrophysics teams early, and keeping them engaged through the process, significant business uplift can be achieved. In particular, this talk will highlight a concept known as the “petrophysical value chain” as it relates to exploration, development and production. This talk will also use show some real world examples of how logs, if incorrectly interpreted, can result in lost opportunities, and that sometimes, the interpretation is itself bounded by the complexities of the operations itself, requiring more than just logging to get to an answer that makes (economic) sense. Finally, there will be a discussion on how petrophysicists must avoid the “silo” effect that can come with being practitioners of this discipline. About the Speaker: Munish Kumar is currently a Sr. Petrophysicist with Total Asia Pacific Exploration, based in Singapore. His focus is on operational petrophysics and formation evaluation of assets in Asia, Australia and the Pacific region. Prior to this, he was a Sr. Petrophysicist with ExxonMobil (Exploration, Development and Production) in Australia and Houston, working on fields in Alaska, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, W. Africa, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, North West Shelf and Gippsland Basin, Victoria. He has a PhD in Physics and Engineering (Applied Mathematics) from the Australian National University (2010) and a BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore (2005). His interests include multiphase flow in reservoir systems, core analysis , computer vision and image analysis, machine learning applications and data analytics as a means to analyze complex petrophysical problems.

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • 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

  • A Soft Transformation Approach to Career Success

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    AGENDA: TBC  Lecture Abstract:  A discussion of the growth and augmentation of work experience (time effect), the career socio-economic, cultural and regional impact (place effect), relates achieving career success to that of progression in human capabilities (people effect) is presented.  Success can be measured in many different ways, and by a variety of criteria such as educational achievement, wealth, private lifestyle, family and marriage, career achievement, etc.  But whether there is an absolute, and universal definition or benchmark for success, soft competencies have emerged as universally accepted essential ingredients for achieving success in many aspects of our private and professional lives.  The presentation will include clear evidence on how national and international professional societies, government organizations, and universities worldwide are rushing to include soft competencies in their programs to produce a new generation of work force that can achieve rapid career success in the new competitive and demanding workplace environment.   Speaker Biography: Dr. Behrooz Fattahi holds Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering and in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University. After 37 years of working in the industry, he retired from Aera Energy LLC, an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil.  In his last position as the Learning Advisor, he taught internal company courses. He served as the first Chair of the SPE Soft Skills Committee, and on the board of the SPE International as the Director of the Western North America, and VP-Finance. He served as the 2010 President of SPE International, and the 2014 President of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, AIME.  He served as the VP of the SPE Foundation, and is currently the President of the EnerTrain Institute, providing petroleum technical training and consulting internationally. He is the recipient of AIME/SPE’s DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal, AIME’s Presidential Citation, and recognized by SPE as a Distinguished Member.

  • April Luncheon - DL Krešo Kurt Butula: "The Unfulfilled Expectation of Horizontal Wells..."

    Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CT
    April 10th (Wednesday):   Meeting with SPE Distinguished Lecturer  Kreso Kurt Butula , Schlumberger. Wichita Falls Country Club, 1701 Hamilton Blvd. Board Room. RSVP - email James Tart   jtart@sjoc.net   or Register Online "The Unfulfilled Expectation of Horizontal Wells with Multistage Fracture Completions in Conventional Reservoirs: A Solution" Krešo Kurt Butula, Schlumberger   Abstract: This lecture presents approaches for increasing production from horizontal wells with multistage fracture (HWMSF) completions in conventional reservoirs. HWMSF completions are now regularly being drilled and completed in low-to-mid-permeability oil-bearing conventional reservoirs ( k <10 md) where the oilfield is under waterflooding. Although the industry has closed the HWMSF technology gap of drilling and completing these wells, the productivity has been below the expected level. The production is characterized by either an early-time relatively high production rate followed by a steep production decline and water breakthrough or low initial production and even lower late-time production. What went wrong and what can be done? The lessons learned in unconventional reservoirs are not pertinent to conventional formations. Hence, the problem was examined from the reservoir standpoint, focusing on achieving adequate pressure support to maximize drainage, revising the waterflood process through drilling patterns, and evaluating the specific completion techniques. Equally, the question warrants answers on current HWMSF restimulation, addressing methodology applied to specific completion design, the horizontal wellbore azimuthal orientation within the stress field, and, finally, the operating condition of the injector and producer wells. The lecture discusses novel designs for refracturing and for future reservoir development, and, at the same time, is a plea to the drilling, completion, and reservoir engineering teams to integrate their competencies to optimize these complex production systems.   Biography: Krešo Kurt holds the position of Reservoir Management Advisor to the Schlumberger President for Russia and Central Asia. He has a Masters degree in petroleum engineering, University of Zagreb, Croatia, and has been based in Moscow, Russia, for the last 15 years. He has more than 27 years of worldwide onshore and offshore exposure and experience in multiple oilfield service domains. Currently, he is responsible for the assessments and integration process for complex subsurface projects and for defining the company business model and technological solutions, including new directions in Schlumberger R&E centers in Russia. Krešo Kurt was a Director of Reservoir Physics of Schlumberger Moscow Research Center, where leading scientists in physics and petrophysics developed new methodologies, simulators, tools, and apparatuses for the oilfield industry, including the development of the digital core approach and the core thermal scanner. Previously the Business Development Manager for unconventional reservoirs and other various technical management and an advisory position, including an external consulting role as a Senior Technical Advisor to VP Production in OAO Lukoil.  He continues to be actively involved in Schlumberger’s new technology development, with specific emphasis on horizontal well multistage refracturing in low- to mid-permeability conventional reservoirs under waterflood. Krešo Kurt has published a series of several technical papers for SPE and Russian journals, received the Schlumberger Well Services R&D Input Award, and holds several patents related to hydraulic fracturing stimulation and IOR/EOR.  He is a member of SPE and EAGE and a member of the Society of Core Analysts.  He has been on program committees of international and Russian technical conferences.  He served as the Program Director for the Moscow SPE Section and was awarded the Regional Service Award in 2014. Since 2014, he has been the SPE Moscow Section Chairperson. He is a fluent speaker of Russian, English, German, Italian, and Croatian.

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    Wichita Falls, TX, United States

  • Wireless Monitoring

    Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    Wireless monitoring reduces reservoir uncertainties in suspended and abandoned subsea wells By Donald Horsfall,  Exprogroup

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • 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

  • Distinguished Lecture: Stop, Drop, & Circulate, An Engineered Approach to Coiled Tubing Intervention

    Thursday, April 18, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET
    Stop, Drop And Circulate, An Engineered Approach To Coiled Tubing Intervention in Horizontal Wells Speaker: Charles Pope, Devon Energy       Abstract: In North America, the average cost of a coiled tubing intervention is $250,000. Experience shows that 30% of the wells will have cost overruns of more than $500,000. Additionally, 1 well in 16 has a stuck pipe event and consequently, the costs escalates to an average of $1.7 million per well. This talk will share how and where coiled tubing is used around the world. Historical practices are reviewed and the issues associated with them. Also, the need for engineering involvement to improve the coiled tubing intervention will be . This includes a road map for expected drag, detailed time modeling, fluid system planning and data capture. Planned short trips have been eliminated.  Low viscosity fluids are used to provide superior hole cleaning. When overpull is observed, operators should stop pulling out of the hole, drop down, and circulate until the debris is removed.   This engineered solution has been performed on over 75 coiled tubing interventons. These procedural improvements reduced time on location by 50%, reduced cost by 50% and prevented any stuck pipe. One take away: old, historical practices are not your friend in preventing stuck pipe. The solution: stop, drop and circulate. Biography: Charles Pope is the Completions Technology Supervisor at Devon Energy, where he leads a team focused on optimizing coiled tubing interventions. Charles has spent more than 35 years working on completions. He completed the first horizontal well in the Austin Chalk in the late 1980’s. Charles serves on the SPE ATCE Well Completions Committee and SPE Workshop: Application of Integrated Diagnostics for Unconventional Resource Development Committee.  He has authored multiple technical papers. Prior to joining Devon, he held various positions with Sun, XTO Energy and Pinnacle Technology. Charles has a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

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    Carnegie, PA, United States

  • April Luncheon

    Thursday, April 18, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Speaker and topic to be announced soon!
    Fort Worth, TX, United States

  • Monthly Meeting

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET
    Details TBD

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    Carnegie, PA, United States

  • 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..

  • Soft Skills for Hard Times, Lori Dalrymple (AOC)

    Monday, June 17, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM SE
    Society of Petroleum Engineers and Department of Geoscience and Petroleum at NTNU are proud to present Lori Dalrymple as this seasons third Distinguished Lecturer. Lori Dalrymple is the CEO of Architecture of Communication, (AOC, LLC). She developed a Global Soft Skills Training Program for the Oil & Gas Industry. Her expertise in Soft Skills training helps Professionals and University Students to achieve higher levels of interpersonal communication, both internal and external. She has been working as a subject matter expert in Soft Skills training since 2005, and is a member of SPE and a standing member of the Soft Skills Committee. Lori holds a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications and Performance, an Associate’s degree in Sales & Marketing, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Multicultural Psychology, along with University studies in geology, and the sciences to increase her technical understanding. She holds multiple certifications in motivational training as well as Praxis Global and SPE Workshops on Oil & Gas. Lori volunteers as an SPE representative to teach Soft Skills to Petroleum Engineering Departments at Universities around the globe. The topic of the talk will be "Soft Skills for Hard Times: How to succeed In The Industry Downturn". The Oil & Gas Industry is in a downturn. In the last two years, over 300,000 jobs have been lost or eliminated through attrition or termination. Profitability is limited. Some of the smaller companies have closed or face bankruptcy. Projects are being delayed or canceled. These are difficult times for the industry. Even though the price of oil is slowly rising, and the industry seems to be rebounding, the stability is fragile. Recent studies show that 85% of job success comes from having well-developed soft skills, and only 15% of job success comes from technical skills and knowledge. Soft skills are Interpersonal Relationship Skills. In the Oil & Gas industry today, these skills are more critical than ever. Organizations (and workers) are struggling to find meaningful ways to remain competitive and be productive. Teamwork, leadership and communication are underpinned by soft skills development. Since each is an essential element for organizational and personal success, developing these skills is crucial. Soft Skills and Technical Skills work together synergistically. Many major organizations such as SPE, AIME, & AAES have developed soft skills committees. Major companies, such as OMV, Halliburton, Schlumberger, Exxon, Nalco Champion, and many others have incorporated soft skills into their employees training. Take Home Message: Soft Skills Help You Succeed There will be food and drinks served during this event. The talk and questions session will take approximately an hour, but the participants are encouraged to socialize after the talk.

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    Trondheim, Norway

  • 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

  • Conventional & Unconventional Reservoirs; What Is In & Out in Today's Press.+Rate Transient Analysis

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    AGENDA: TBC Technical Lecture 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. Speaker 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.

  • 30th Annual Golf Tournament

    Thursday, June 20, 2019, 1:30 PM - 9:00 PM MT
    Social & Networking Events: SPE 30th Annual Golf Tournament Date: Thursday , 20 June  2019 Location:  Valley Ridge Golf Club Time:  1:30 PM  - 9:00 PM  Cost:  $225 SPE Members $250 Non-Member Details: Join your SPE Calgary Section for the 30 th  Annual golf tournament. The day includes the use of the driving range, a BBQ Lunch followed by 18 holes of golf and ends with dinner and prizes! With 128 spots open for golfers, this is an excellent networking opportunity and a chance to catch up with old friends. It is a shotgun start best ball tournament that is open to all skill levels. This tournament is in high demand and sells out each year. Find your teams early and don't miss out! All tournament proceeds will go towards the SPE Calgary Section Student Scholarships. If you are interested in sponsoring this event please email us at golf@specalgary.com   Don't miss out and sign up today!
    Calgary, AB, Canada

  • SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition - ATCE 2019

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