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  • 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

  • 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 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

  • SPE-NAU JANUARY E-SEMINAR

    Friday, January 4 - Thursday, January 31, 2019
    The January E-Seminar will hold on SPE Connect Platform. Join Today and don't miss out.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • SPE Egypt YP January Monthly Session & EW Opening

    Monday, January 28, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EET
    We are so EXCITED to introduce our new year Monthly Session, that is DEFINITELY going to be SPEctacular. The technical session, entitled "Drilling Deep Water Regressed/Depleted Sands Challenges, StressCage BP Concept” , is provided by BP Egypt. This highlights the challenges faced, improvements observed and way forward. We would also like to announce that this session will be the starting point of our Education Week (EW) for this season ! STAY TUNED! Time: Monday, Jan 28th, 2017 at 5:00 PM sharp Venue: Khalda Petroleum Company You DO NOT want to miss this session, we guarantee! Seats are limited, make sure to make it early.
    Cairo, Egypt

  • 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

  • Arab in Act & Education Week Closing Ceremony 2019

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM EET
    We have lots of spectacular news and we are pretty sure that you are going to love them ! We are going to have a one-to-one interview with Mr. Karim Badawi - Vice President and Managing Director, Schlumberger Egypt through the (Arab in Act) event. Reaching its final stage, each team of the Education Week will be given the opportunity to present their work in front of a judging committee who will evaluate their presentation and challenge them with questions. There is going to be a group of remarkable Oil & Gas industry leaders are going to decide who the WINNER of the EW is for this year! There will be many surprises for the winners and we have the great pleasure of hosting many well-known petroleum engineers. You DEFINITELY DON'T want to miss that!
    Nasr City, Egypt

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • SPE Ireland & PESGB Ireland Oil & Gas Industry Evening 2019

    Thursday, March 28, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM IE
    SPE Ireland and PESGB Ireland     2019 Oil & Gas Industry Evening Invitation & Ticket Only Event - FULLY BOOKED Date : Thursday 28th March 2019  Venue : Davy House, 49 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 6 - 7 PM : Welcome Drinks Reception Network and chat with fellow oil and gas related industry professionals ahead of the evenings speaker program. 7 - 8 PM : Evening Speaker Program Darcy Kerwin , Managing Director, Ireland Busines Unit, Vermillion Energy Niall McCormack , Executive Vice President, Exploration, BHP with Closing remarks by Prof. Pat Shannon, IOOA Chairperson This event is sponsored by DAVY, IOOA, BHP and Vermillion Energy Speaker Biographies Niall McCormack,  Executive Vice President, Exploration & Appraisal, BHP Niall joined BHP in 2012 and leads the Company’s worldwide petroleum Exploration and Appraisal division encompassing Access to new opportunities, Exploration, Appraisal, Upstream Agreements and Innovation, with a strategic focus on areas with Tier 1 potential. While at BHP, he has led the capture of dominant deepwater acreage positions in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, the US & Mexican Gulf of Mexico, Eastern Canada and Australia. Over the last two years BHP has had play opening discoveries in the US GoM and the Caribbean and on the Trion discovery in Mexico drilled the first every deepwater well operated by an international oil company. He has also played a significant role in bringing the latest seismic technology to bear on Exploration and Appraisal with the completion the largest 3D seismic program ever acquired by an independent oil company in Trinidad and Tobago and the world’s first ever deepwater Ocean Bottom Node acquisition designed purely for exploration. Niall also leads Innovation for BHP’s petroleum business and is the Executive sponsor for BHP Petroleum’s Inclusion and Diversity Council. Niall is currently based in Houston and has more than 20 years of industry experience, working at companies including BP, GNS Science, Hess Corporation and Afren Plc., holding various management positions in exploration and geoscience across the US, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Niall holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology and a PhD in Geology from Trinity College Dublin. Darcy Kerwin , Managing Director, Ireland Busines Unit, Vermillion Energy Darcy has over 20 years of industry experience, with a focus on engineering and production operations in North America, West Africa, Australia, and Europe. Mr. Kerwin was appointed Managing Director of the Ireland Business Unit in February 2018. Previously, he held the position of Managing Director, France Business Unit from March 2014, and Facilities Engineering Manager from January 2011. Mr. Kerwin joined Vermilion in 2005 as the Interim General Manager of our Australia Business Unit. After his assignment in Australia, he spent five years in the France Business Unit leading facilities engineering and asset integrity functions before returning to Canada in 2011. Prior to joining Vermilion, he worked in various engineering and project management roles with Chevron in Canada, Houston and Nigeria. Darcy has an Engineering Diploma from St. Francis Xavier University and a B.Sc. Civil Engineering (Distinction), from the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

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    Dublin, Ireland

  • 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.

  • SPE Symposium on Digitalization of Oil and Gas Industry

    Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM UZ
    Where East Meets West #DigitalEnergy #DigitalOilfield #digitalization #ManagementandInformation

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    Atyrau, Kazakhstan

  • 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. The SPE Singapore is introducing a new payment option: You get a 10% discount on your entry if you transfer the money directly onto the SPE account: Payee name: Singapore SPE, DBS Bank Ltd, Account number: 0060123937 Student: S$27, Members: S$45, Non-Members: S$67.5 Pay at the door prices: Student: S$30, Members: S$50, Non-Members: S$75 Includes buffet and 2 drinks.  Please include your SPE member ID  for Students and Members, and your name in the message to the Payee.

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    singapore, Singapore

  • 2018-2019 TC Season :: Alexey Khabarov (Rosneft) :: Interactive Petrophysics Method of Undersaturate

    Friday, April 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM RTZ4
    Впервые состоится лекция с трансляцией в YouTube 19 апреля в 19:00 (по Тюмени) в Политехнической школе (Тюмень, ул. 8 марта, дом 2, корпус 1, аудитория 501) состоится встреча Тюменской секции SPE и лекция на тему: МЕТОДИКА ИНТЕРАКТИВНОГО ПЕТРОФИЗИЧЕСКОГО МОДЕЛИРОВАНИЯ НЕДОНАСЫЩЕННЫХ ЗАЛЕЖЕЙ НЕФТИ Спикер: Алексей Хабаров Cтарший эксперт ТННЦ, руководитель специнститута по петрофизике (ПАО "НК "РОСНЕФТЬ"). Если по каким-либо причинам Вы не сможете посетить лекцию лично, в таком случае у Вас будет возможность подключиться к трансляции лекции на нашем канале YouTube. Ссылка на трансляцию будет опубликована 15-25 минут до начала лекции на сайте -  http://rca.spe.org/ru/blog/spe-tyumen-section-lecture-youtube/ Содержание лекции Большинство "классических" нефтяных месторождений Западной Сибири представлены малоамплитудными залежами нефти с развитой зоной переходного насыщения и наличием свободной воды выше принятого водо-нефтяного контакта. Разработка подобных "недонасыщенных" залежей сопряжена с существенными сложностями оценки потенциала скважин и риском получения высокой обводненности скважинной продукции с самого начала эксплуатации. В такой ситуации, понимание строения и свойств зоны переходного насыщения является непременным условием успешного управления разработкой "недонасыщенных" месторождений нефти. Для решения этой задачи необходимо построение гибких интерпретационных алгоритмов, ядром которых является модель переходной зоны, органично взаимосвязанная с моделями всех индивидуальных характеристик коллекторов. В рамках лекции излагается методика интерактивного петрофизического моделирования недонасыщенных коллекторов переходной зоны по данным керна, ГИС и промысловой информации на примере одного из месторождений салымской группы. Биография лектора Алексей Хабаров является старшим экспертом Тюменского Нефтяного Научного Центра, руководителем специнститута по петрофизике (ПАО "НК "РОСНЕФТЬ"). Он закончил Тюменский Государственный Нефтегазовый Университет в 1996г. (по специальности ГИС), получил степень кандидата технических наук в Российском Государственном Геологоразведочном Университете. За время своей производственной деятельности также работал в таких компаниях как Sakhalin Energy, Salym Petroleum Development, TNK-BP и др. Специализируется в комплексной интерпретации керна и ГИС для коллекторов различной сложности: терригенные, низкопроницаемые и неоднородные коллекторы, карбонаты, породы нефтематеринских толщ, фундамента и коры выветривания (Западная и Восточная Сибирь, Оренбургский регион, Тимано-Печора, Сахалин, Украина, Вьетнам, Бразилия, Ближний Восток и пр.).

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    Тюмень, Russian Federation

  • Democratization of LNG - Small Scale LNG and Feedstock Demand

    Thursday, May 30, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
    Abstract: LNG is known as a transition fuel in our quest to reduce emissions and avoid catastrophic and runaway global warming.   While large gas to power projects (Gigawatts size) receives attention, LNG’s success will eventually be measured how it is used for small scale purposes and as feedstock to replace the high carbon liquid fuels. This means, LNG needs to be democratized.       For instance, in ASEAN context, the goal is to supply electricity to the remaining masses and to ensure energy security with the right mix. LNG fits nicely into this goal. However, the challenge is to supply LNG to areas with poor infrastructure where it can fire up small factories and micro power plants. For instance, in Indonesia, there are many power plants which are diesel fired in remote areas. There is a good economic case for LNG to displace diesel for these power plants if the correct value chains are configured. Further, to substitute other liquid fuel (Naphtha), LNG has to evolve into feedstock.   This presentation will discuss: Challenges in the democratization of LNG Small scale LNG uses and challenges Possible use of LNG for other purposes like feedstock   About the Speaker: Rao Shivaprakash is currently a Senior Associate at Advisian, WorleyParsons Group. He leads the Hydrocarbons consultancy team in Advisian’s global center of excellence for LNG regasification based in Singapore. He has worked in many diverse roles within LNG, Hydrocarbons, Petrochemical and Specialty Chemicals Industry over 23 years. Shiva holds a MBA in Finance and accredited degree in Chemical Engineering.   His key strengths include strategic analysis, project management and implementation. ​​​

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • 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.

  • SPE KL Distinguished Lecturer Talk - Enhanced Production Through Surface Facilities Sand Management

    Monday, June 24, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM MY
    Lecture Title : Enhanced Production Through Surface Facilities Sand Management Lecturer : C. Hank Rawlins, eProcess Technologies 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.

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    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Appraisal Challenge Follows Exploration Success - Technical Discussion Group

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM ID
    “Appraisal Challenge Follows Exploration Success” led by John Marcou   Tuesday, 25 June 2019 11:30 AM - 02:00 PM Medco Energy, 20th Floor The Energy Tower SCBD   ABSTRACT Congratulations! That exploration well you just drilled made a discovery. Now what? Often, “now what” means field appraisal which entails technical, organizational, commercial, legal and regulatory issues. Appraisal is a critical phase that requires taking expensive risks on par with exploration. And appraisal results can make a project, or break it as surely as an exploration dry hole. But appraisal sits in a technical and organizational gray area, somewhere between geoscience-dominated exploration, and engineering-dominated development. And that can create gaps (meaning dropping the ball) and redundancy (meaning turf-battles) that lead to expensive mistakes, instead of well-informed, quality decisions. This discussion will touch on some aspects of appraisal including how appraisal fits into the stage-gate capital process, PRMS, the value of appraisal information, appraisal examples from Indonesia, and organizational approaches to appraisal. Please plan to attend this Technical Discussion Group and bring along your own experience to add to the discussion.   About the Discussion Leader: John Marcou is a Petroleum Engineer currently consulting to PT. MCX ASIA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation. He broke into the oil patch with Schlumberger Offshore as a field engineer working the Gulf of Mexico back when deepwater was 300 feet and logs were run with panels. Later he joined ARCO Alaska, which led to some international assignments, and eventually joining ARCO Indonesia in 1993. Since then he has worked for a range of companies including ARCO/BP on Tangguh, Kodeco on West Madura Offshore and Poleng, Genting on the Kasuri block, PT. Donggi-Senoro LNG as Technical Director, Hess Corporation as Equus Technical Manager (Australia NWS), and Medco E&P Indonesia as SVP Technical Support. John has worked all phases of E&P but especially enjoys the early phases of discovery and growth which informs his interest and comments on appraisal. John has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and a graduate degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford. He has authored papers on reservoir, production operations and geothermal, served as a Technical Editor and Review Chairman for the SPE, been a judge and session chairman at some SPE and IPA events, and been on the Technical Program Committee for both the IPA and SPE.

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    South Jakarta, Indonesia

  • SPE KL & Industry Fabulous Raya 2019

    Thursday, June 27, 2019, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM SGT
    The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Kuala Lumpur Section would like to cordially invite all SPE members and industry professionals to our fabulous Hari Raya open house tradition! Ever since we first launched our SPE KL Section Combo Raya in 2017, more than 700 industry professionals have attended each year to celebrate Hari Raya and to spread the festive joy together as an extended industry family. Celebrate with us and meet and greet industry players and partners while enjoying the delicious Raya food & drinks by D'Saji Caterers. In addition: WIN - A lucky draw prize. Drop your business cards for a chance to win! DISPLAY - Your prized handbags or a manbag. We don't call thie event FABULOUS for nothing! The lady (or gentleman) with the most envied handbag (or a man-bag) will win a special prize. PARTICIPATE - In our social media competitions: join our Instagram competition with the best selfies, wefies and pictures celebrating our event by following @spengineers.kl and using the hashtags #spekl and #fabulousraya2019 DRESS - Sharp, get recognized! Prizes also await the best dressed man and woman, so look your best! DECORATE - Henna artist will be there to apply henna design to your hands (ladies only)  SPE KL Section Combo Raya is   a free event but registration is highly encouraged   for us to get to know you better and to stay in touch for future events and activities. Also, due to the overwhelming response to our events from the past, we appreciate it if you could keep to your registered session time to make way for other guests. We would also like to extend our sincerest thanks to the industry partners and sponsors that together have made this event possible. As part of our continuous commitment through our community outreach programmes, representatives from our selected charity foundation will share with us their stories. This year, SPE KL Section is proud to introduce two charity foundations:  Persatuan Apert Syndrome Malaysia and Humanitarian Care Malaysia (MyCARE).  We also would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the industry partners and sponsors that together has made this event possible.  Save this date, and let us celebrate the values of Hari Raya Aidilfitri together as a family. Come dressed in your best Hari Raya attire! See you there! Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir dan Batin SPE KL Team 2019-2021  

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    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Towards a Better Understanding of Complex Hydraulic Fractures: A Key to the Development of Unconvent

    Sunday, June 30, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM AST
    SPE Oman section would like to invite to our SPE Monthly lecture series presenting by our keynote speaker Prof. Mukul Sharma. The topic will discuss “Towards a Better Understanding of Complex Hydraulic Fractures: A Key to the Development of Unconventional and Conventional Reservoirs”. Speaker Bio: Caption   Mukul M. Sharma is Professor and holds the “Tex” Moncrief Chair in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin where he has been for the past 34 years. He served as Chairman of the Department from 2001 to 2005. His current research interests include hydraulic fracturing, oilfield water management, formation damage and improved oil recovery. He has published more than 400 journal articles and conference proceedings and has 21 patents. He founded Austin Geotech Services an E&P consulting company in 1996. He also co-founded Layline Petroleum in 2006 (which had very successful exit in 2013) and Navidad Energy in 2017. Sharma has a bachelor of technology in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MS and PhD in chemical and petroleum engineering from the University of Southern California. Among his many awards, Dr. Sharma is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He is the recipient of the 2017 John Franklin Carll Award and the 2009 Lucas Gold Medal, SPE’s highest technical awards. He has also received the 2004 SPE Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award, the 2002 Lester C. Uren Award and the 1998 SPE Formation Evaluation Award. He served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2002, has served on the Editorial Boards of many journals, and taught and consulted for industry worldwide.

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    Muscat, Oman

  • "Reservoir Engineering While Drilling" in Horizontal Wells - Shahid Aziz Haq - 03/05/2020

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - Thursday, March 5, 2020
    Members/Non-Member - $30 cash at door Students - $10 cash at the door (Receipt Provided) Meeting starts at 5pm Dinner - 6-7pm Lecture 7-8pm

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    Troy, MI, United States

  • Behind Casing/Tubing Opportunities Identified From Cased Hole Water Saturation Measurements - Long J

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - Monday, April 6, 2020
    Members/Non-Member - $30 cash at door Students - $10 cash at the door (Receipt Provided) Meeting starts at 5pm Dinner - 6-7pm Lecture 7-8pm

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    Troy, MI, United States

  • YP August Networking Event: British Beverage Company (sponsor: Premier Pressure Pumping)

    Thursday, August 15, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
    Join us for August's Young Professional Networking Event at British Beverage Company in Uptown! Thanks to our sponsor, Premier Pressure Pumping. Guest Speaker: Jason Bradford, Drilling Technical Specialist at Pioneer Natural Resources Jason Bradford is a Drilling Technical Specialist for Pioneer Natural Resources here in the Dallas area. Jason achieved a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1997 and has been working in the Oil and Gas industry for the past 22 years. He began his career as a Production Engineer with Texaco and after their merger with Chevron continued his career as a Drill Site Manager and Drilling Operations Engineer working stints across US Land, Canada, Alaska, and China. Jason began working at Pioneer in 2013 as a Sr Staff Drilling Engineer before advancing to his current role as Drilling Technical Specialist. He has been a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers for 24 years and is also a member of the American Association of Drilling Engineers. He is considered by many as an expert on casing and drill string design, has published an SPE paper on Casing Drilling, and recently developed an innovative shale horizontal casing connection. When: Thursday, August 15th 6:00-8:00 PM Where: British Beverage Company, 2800 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201

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    Dallas, TX, United States

  • Site visit: Schlumberger on Benoit Rd

    Thursday, August 29, 2019, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM SGT
    The details of visit is as follows: Date: 29 August 2019 Time: 13:30 – 17:00 Location: Schlumberger R&D Center, 7 Benoit Crescent, Singapore, 629971 What to expect for the Visit Agenda 30 – 2.15pm:                 Welcome / Safety briefing / Introduction to SLB by management 15 – 2.30 pm:                Change to PPE, walk to DHE (Downhole Equipment Product Line) 30 – 4.00 pm :               Plant tour 30 – 3.00pm :               DHE (Downhole Equipment Product Line) 00 – 3.30pm :               PPCS (Pressure Pumping and Chemistry Singapore Center) 30 – 4.00pm :               SWTC (Singapore Well Testing Center) 15 – 5pm:                       Tea break / Q&A Attire: Kindly wear comfortable clothing (jean, collar tshirt, no slipper/heels). We will provide PPE (helmet and safety shoes). Schlumberger started out in 1970 with a warehouse in Singapore to sell electric submersible pumps (ESPs) to Indonesia. This soon expanded into an assembly and repair plant serving not just Asia, but the Middle East, Europe and Africa as well. Today, the world’s leading Oil and Gas technology services company has located 6 of its regional business units in Singapore, altogether employing about 1,600 employees. In particular, its Artificial Lift and Testing & Services business units have anchored global responsibility for manufacturing, engineering and R&D of several of its product lines here. With most of the world’s wells requiring artificial lift to boost or enable oil production by overcoming insufficient downhole pressure, Schlumberger’s ESPs have seen healthy demand over the years.Singapore’s manufacturing expertise and strong research capabilities have supported the French company’s push to produce high-quality systems, while constantly improving on them through cutting-edge innovation.With its official opening in 2006, Schlumberger’s Singapore Integration Centre expanded by almost 50% to accommodate the increased production of ESP systems. The company has also opened regional Centres of Excellences for drilling systems and surface systems here. These Centres serve both Asia Pacific and the Middle East.The most recent addition to Schlumberger’s Singapore operations is the Singapore Well Testing Centre, which opened in 2014. The first and only one of its kind in Asia, this Centre of Excellence undertakes global responsibility for the management, research and new product development, engineering and manufacturing of 2 key products: surface testing equipment and topside multiphase flowmeters. To register your interest, please send your full name, IC, phone number, SPE membership number, if applicable, the company you work for, and a sentence explaining why you would benefit from this visit, to paulinasvoboda@gmail.com.

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • SPE Tyumen Section :: 2019-2020 DL Season :: B. Todd Hoffman (Montana Tech)

    Friday, September 6, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM RTZ4
    Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) for Unconventional Reservoirs: The Next Big Thing? B. Todd Hoffman, Ph.D. Montana Tech Abstract: Unconventional reservoirs have had tremendous success over the last decade due to technical advances including long horizontal wells and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing; however, their potential may be even higher. There are trillions of barrels of oil in these resources, and while wells start out at high rates, they decline quickly and primary recovery factors are low, often in the single digits. This clearly indicates a need for some form of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) for these types of reservoirs. In this presentation, the efforts to implement EOR in unconventional reservoirs will be examined in full detail. A number of different injection fluids have been proposed including miscible gas, water and surfactants. Early work focused on modeling and lab studies, and this provided a base of knowledge that was leveraged to carry out pilot field studies. Pilots have been implemented in at least four basins, and the Bakken and Eagle Ford have both had multiple field trials. Huff-n-puff natural gas injection has been shown to be very successful in the Eagle Ford, and today, large-scale field development is occurring there. Because most of the field trials have been completed in North America, the examples presented are mainly from there; however, as these techniques are reproduced in other basins, the worldwide potential is enormous, and that potential also is discussed in the presentation. While much has been achieved over the last decade in unconventional reservoirs, implementing EOR in these types of reservoirs will likely bring about even greater success. Biography: Todd Hoffman is an Associate Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at Montana Tech. He teaches classes on Reservoir Simulation, Enhanced Oil Recovery, and Unconventional Reservoirs. Prior to that, he was a reservoir engineering consultant to the oil and gas industry. Todd has worked on reservoir models for more than 30 fields on six continents, and has published over 50 technical papers. His research involves improved recovery for conventional and unconventional reservoirs, fractured reservoir modeling and history matching. Todd received his B.S. in petroleum engineering from Montana Tech and his M.S. and Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from Stanford University.

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    Tyumen, Russian Federation

  • Семинар на тему:"Увеличение извлечения флюидов из сланцевых пород"

    Monday, September 16 - Thursday, September 19, 2019
    19 сентября 2019 г. в 10:00 а актовом зале АО "УзЛИИТИнефтеза " пройдёт семинар, на котором выступит Dr. Greg Walker - менеджер по разработке месторождений компании Repsol, с темой:"Enhancing Fluid Recovery in shales: Why pores less than 10nm matter  (Увеличение извлечения флюидов из сланцевых пород: Почему поры диаметром меньше 10 нанометров так важны)".

  • PVT talk + AGM

    Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
    September's annual general meeting from 5:45 PM to 6:15 PM followed by the talk: A case study on quality checking fluid & PVT data for reservoir simulation and history matching Brief Description : Quality check of fluid composition and PVT data is a critical component in any EOS modeling project especially for projects involving EOS modeling for multiple fluids. This session will dive into a real case demonstrating the consideration going into quality checking historical fluid data to enable spot the outliers to allow develop common EOS model for history matching purposes.   Short Biography: Adil is a Chemical engineer with over 15 years of experience in Fluid domain including Fluid property measurements and Fluid behaviour modelling. His measurement experience covers wet chemistry, TBP, PVT analysis, EOR and Flow Assurance analysis andSampling. He has carried out several EoS modelling projects for reservoir and flow assurance evaluation studies. Adil has previously worked with Intertek & Schlumberger Reservoir Sampling and Analysis Group. He is currently the Regional manager for Calsep for Asia Pacific region.

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • Distinguished Lecturer Event, Dr. Hussain Rabia

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM AT
    "Engineered Well Design: From Spud to Abandonment" The talk is designed to discuss and explain modern well design methods required throughout the life of a well from spud to abandonment, including well integrity and well control issues.

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    Baghdad, Iraq

  • A Performance-Based Approach for Developing Upstream Professionals - Distinguished Lecturer

    Thursday, October 10, 2019, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM ID
    Dear Members and Friends, We hope you can join us, and make the most of SPE Distinguished Lecturer– Salam Salamy's visit to our section. SPE Distinguished Lecturers   are industry experts and outstanding speakers, nominated by their peers, to share their knowledge and expertise on the latest industry trends and technologies with SPE members throughout the world through visits to local sections.    Thursday, 10 October 2019 11:30 AM - 02:00 PM Schlumberger, JLC 45th Floor Wisma Mulia Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto No. 42 Jakarta   To register:  click here or send your Full Name and Company by replying to this email Please take a note that although we accept walk-ins, certificate and lunch will only be given for those who RSVP up to 3 days before the event. Please be advise that we made several changes to the registration form. All who have registered for this event before, have been recorded.   Increasing challenges and complex environments in the exploration and production of oil and gas require pioneering technologies, innovative processes, and mega projects that only knowledgeable, highly skilled professionals can deliver. Human performance improvement methods were utilized to develop structured professional development paths aligned to business-line goals of preparing large cohorts of entry-level professionals to replace the mature workforce while upskilling experienced and senior technical employees. The value proposition was to reduce time to competency and engage employees in career-long development using a dual-curriculum program tied to effective job performance in job roles carried by petroleum engineers and geoscientists. The developed program was sequential; an early-career performance-based curricula for professionals out of college followed by mid-to-senior level curricula. The presentation highlights challenges with competency-based training, the shift to a performance-based approach, and a development program alignment with the business to reduce time-to-competency for young professionals from an industry average of 7 years to 4 years with over 90% program completion. Shared program methodology, implementation, and lessons learned will provide a basis for others to deploy, replicate, and scale.   Entrance Fee (Incl. Lunch): Student: Free Entry Member: Rp 50,000 Non-Member: Rp 100,000 Bank details :  A/C: Society of Petroleum Engineers Bank: PT. Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk. A/C No. 800049959200 (IDR) Note: We only accept early payment by transfer for this event to avoid cancellation. Bank details will also be provided after you submit the form at the link above. For inquiries and assistance, please contact  Vanya .

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    South Jakarta, Indonesia

  • Development of Organic Shales Outside North America

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
    Abstract:    The success of organic shale development in North America has brought a great interest in organic shale exploitation internationally. The employed drilling and completion practices are based on the techniques that have been successful in US, and hydraulic fracturing treatments are primarily dominated by slickwater owing to its low cost and benefit in maximizing the stimulated reservoir volume (SRV). However, the international shale plays are usually in high tectonic stress environment, complex geological structures, and frequently contain natural fractures, which are quite different from most of the plays in US with relatively simple structure and more relaxed stress environment. These complexities have resulted in additional challenges in both reservoir understanding and completions, and ultimately production performance. Proppant placement issues and casing deformation are commonly experienced in slickwater treatments in these tectonically active plays, and production results were below expectations in the early phase of the development. Numerous studies have been performed and revealed the stress sensitivity in all the wells in which the fracture system starts to deteriorate when the effective stress reaches the critical value, resulting in many perforation clusters not contributing to production. This leads to an important conclusion that fracture conductivity is equally important as the SRV for high stress organic shale plays, and the treatment strategy shall be recalibrated from current slickwater treatments. The presentation provides an overview of challenges in these organic shale plays with high tectonic stresses, and highlights a few important findings and practices that would address the problem and improve production performance.   Biography:   Liu Hai is Technical Advisor on production and stimulation in Schlumberger, and Domain Manager for Middle East and Asia region. He has been with the company for 17 years and worked in various positions in Asia, Middle East and Texas. Previously he was with the Production Technology Research Institute of PetroChina Xinjiang for 6 years.  His primary areas of expertise are in reservoir, production and stimulation. He has authored or coauthored more than 20 technical papers. He holds a BS degree in computer science from Xi’an Petroleum College of China, and a MS degree in petroleum engineering from Heriot-Watt University.

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    singapore, Singapore

  • Data Analytics with Human Intelligence: Outlier Analysis for Decoding Unconventional Plays

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
    Thousands of wells are drilled and stimulated every year, and much data is generated in the process. How can we use this wealth of information to develop our oil and gas fields most effectively? And will analytics and machine learning preclude the need for traditional scientific inquiry and modeling? A fundamental conundrum is how to understand the relative contribution of the subsurface versus the drilling and completion practices to well performance. Data analytics can help, but not by itself; human thinking is still required. Two case studies are presented: the Montney play in Canada with 450 wells, and the Marcellus play in the US with 230 wells. In both plays, statistical analysis of large datasets did not suffice, forcing the creation of a novel technique called ‘Outlier Analysis’, in which specific hypotheses are systematically scrutinized against the production data. Emphasis is placed on understanding the very best and very worst wells within the range. The outcome was a step-change improvement in well performance in both plays, which provided confidence for a major investment decision for Canada. This methodology is rooted in the teachings of some of the great philosophers in history: Locke, Popper, and Kant, reminding us that scientific enquiry still has a role to play. With the evolution of data analytics and digitalization, the economic winners will be those that supplement it with human intelligence, based on sound physical principles and logical thinking.

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    Austin, TX, United States

  • Well Integrity Analysis via 3D Geomechanical Modeling by David Press

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM MY
    The presentation will discuss how the construction of a 3D geomechanical model can assist in ensuring well integrity over the life of a field. The importance of establishing a representative field-wide preproduction stress condition will be shown, together with coupled stress modeling using anticipated changes in pressure and temperature, due to production and injection, as the drivers for changes in stress over the production lifecycle. #Drilling and Completions

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    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Distinguished Lecturer 2019-20: “Engineered Well Design: From Spud to Abandonment”

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BRT
    Speaker :   Mr. Hussain Rabia ( Entrac Petroleum ) Abstract:   This talk  is designed  to discuss  and explain modern well design methods required throughout the life of a well from spud to abandonment, including well integrity and well control issues. The talk will discuss technical and non-technical factor factors involved in well design including regulatory requirements, the concept of pressure  vessel, how to establish and calculate casing properties from the various industry standards ( API and ISO) and how to establish the correct casing shoe strength from well integrity tests. The concept of kick tolerance ( swabbed and drilling kicks) will be reviewed  from both a well design aspect and a well control aspect. A review  of current well design methods will be made including the discussion of burst,collapse and tension criteria for each casing string. A review of the various elements that make up the well design document ( eg service loads ,well completion) for a typical onshore and offshore well will also be made. Well integrity will be reviewed in terms of zonal isolation, role of cement, number of barriers and testing of barriers including inflow testing. The importance and proper procedure for carrying out inflow testing will be made. Finally the importance of engineering the supension and abandonment of wells will be discussed using current regulatory requirements. Biography: Dr Hussain Rabia is the  managaing Director of Entrac Petroleum, a consulting company  engaged in  well design and training. Dr Hussain Rabia completed his Bachelor degree with a BSc First Class Honours degree in Mining and Petroleum Egineering and a PhD in Rock Mechanics and Drilling Engineering, all from Leeds University, England. Dr Rabia has over 37 years continuous experience in the oil industry. He has served on several committees and conferences worldwide and was secretary and then chairman of the Drilling Engineering Association( Europe). Dr. Rabia also served on the Technical Board for UK National Grid to deal with the  technology of  injecting and storing CO2 in deep wells. Dr  Rabia worked for a number of Oil companies including British Gas (Well  Engineering  Manager), ADCO ( UAE), Aramco ( Saudi Arabia) and several other companies as an in-house senior consultant. Dr. Rabia has been involved in over 300 wells from all over the world either at the design stage, supervision or both. Dr. Rabia has supervised wells in the North Sea (  Drilling  Manager for Rough Field Enhancement Project), Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Bulgaria, Russia and Pakistan. Dr. Rabia wrote four text books on well drilling, casing design , rig hydraulics and well control. His fourth book on Well Control is his latest contribution to the oil industry and is designed to improve well safety  by helping field engineers to solve field well control problems and also prepare for the IWCF and Wellsharp well control tests. Dr. Rabia has consulted and delivered training courses to every major oil and service company in the world.

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    Macaé-RJ, Brazil

  • Reservoirs on Slope System Unravelling the Complexity

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM SGT
    Slope systems where contemporaneous structural activity, through faults, shale or salt diapirs, has created variable sea floor topography inevitably results in a highly complex distribution of reservoir facies. Although there is a degree of uniqueness in each slope system there are number of recurring seismic scale depositional elements which are critical to understanding reservoir distribution and type. These are ‘sheet sands’, channel complex systems, and mass transport complexes.

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    kuala lumpur, Malaysia

  • Evento WIN Patagonia - 14/11 Neuquen - "Diversidad: El Arte de Pensar Juntos Independientemente"

    Thursday, November 14, 2019, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM ART
    Estimados! Los invitamos al evento WIN organizado por la sección Patagonia de la SPE para el próximo 14/11. Abajo figura el link para inscribirse sin cargo y adjunto flyer con agenda del evento. La entrada es libre y gratuita pero se requiere inscripción por ser espacio limitado. Los esperamos e incentivamos a asociarse a la SPE con nuestra sección Patagonia. Gracias. Saludos, CD SPE Patagonia Comisión WIN
    Neuquen, Argentina

  • Production Optimisation of Conventional and Unconventional Wells with ESP Real Time Data - Sponsored

    Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
    Sponsored Kindly by Artifical Lift Solutions Pty Ltd  Abstract: Optimising production has always been important, but there is naturally a greater focus on high rate wells, such as those produced with ESPs (Electrical Submersible Pumps). A key driver is arresting decline while minimising infill drilling, which is often achieved by identifying wells with skin to identify stimulation candidates and increasing drawdown on wells with good pressure support. With unconventionals, accelerating production while minimising power consumption become dominant goals. This presentation explains how real-time gauge data enables high-frequency, high-resolution downhole flow rate measurements on ESP wells. Thereby providing both rate and pressure, which are essential to enabling inflow characterisation and thereby identifying optimisation opportunities without the need for traditional buildups, which cause production deferment.   Fortunately, technology advances have improved real time data quality in terms of both sampling frequency and metrology.  There has also been a reduction in the cost of measurement, transmission and storage, which signals the true dawn of the digital age. The presentation therefore also reviews how real time data enables increases in well uptime and ESP run life as well as minimising power consumption.  Using material from recent SPE papers, both theoretical methodology and real case studies are presented to illustrate the value of real time data for both conventional vertical wells and unconventional multifracked horizontal wells.  While the case studies are based on ESP applications, the lessons learnt on how to extract value from real-time data can be applied to other artificial lift techniques, especially since inflow characterisation is generic.   Biography: Lawrence Camirelli has over 33 years of experience in production operations of which 27 years have been focused on artificial lift in a variety of roles ranging from field and application engineer to his current role as Global Domain Head, which is Schlumberger’s most senior technical position in the Artificial Lift Division.  He has published over 16 SPE conference papers and 3 patents covering all aspects of ESP operation such as inflow characterization and advanced completions.  This body of work is particularly noteworthy as it combines theoretical explanations and field case studies using real time data. Kindly supported by Artifical Lift Solutions Pty Ltd

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    singapore, Singapore

  • 2019-2020 Technical Clubs Program :: Anna Kostina (Schlumberger)

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM RTZ4
    Link to YouTube translation of the lecture Костина Анна (Schlumberger) Обзор современных методов механического тестирования керна на опыте лаборатории анализа керна Абстракт В презентации рассматриваются основные методы механического тестирования керна, проводимые лабораторией анализа керна, а также основные параметры, получаемые в результате тестирования. Кроме того, рассматриваются условия проведения тестирования и некоторые критерии получения кондиционных данных. Вкратце представлены сферы применения данных механического тестирования керна. Биография В 2007 году закончила Самарский государственный технический университет с присвоением квалификации инженера по специальности «Проектирование, сооружение и эксплуатация газонефтепроводов и газонефтехранилищ». В 2009 году закончила магистратуру Royal Holloway University of London and Bedford New College с присвоением звания магистра геологии (M.S. in Petroleum Geoscience). С 2009 года работала инженером в лаборатории петрофизических исследований ООО «Тюменский нефтяной научный центр» (ООО «ТННЦ») компании ОАО «ТНК-BP», с 2010 года по 2013 год – ведущим инженером в лаборатории литологии и седиментологии ООО «ТННЦ». С 2014 года работает инженером в лаборатории анализа керна компании «Шлюмберже». Отвечает за обработку данных механического тестирования керна, комплексный анализ данных керновых исследований, предоставление данных заказчику. Соавтор публикаций SPE: SPE-191628-18RPTC-MS, SPE-187883-MS. В 2017 году получила бронзовую медаль в ежегодном конкурсе командных проектов компании «Шлюмберже» «Performed by Schlumberger» за участие в командном проекте «Оценка риска нарушения целостности перемычки при эксплуатации месторождения методом 4D совмещенного моделирования геомеханики и гидродинамики».

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    Tyumen, Russian Federation

  • Industrial Engagement Month (IEM)

    Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM MY
    Industrial Engagement Month (IEM) Date: 27th Nov 2019 (Wednesday) Organizer: Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Club (CEUC) and SPE UM in collaboration with SPE Kuala Lumpur Section   Charges: Free of charge Booth Exhibition: 1:00 to 6:30 pm Ground Floor, Block L, Faculty of Engineering Opening Ceremony & Career Talk Session: 2:00 to 4:30 pm DK3/4, Level 2, Block L, Faculty of Engineering Interview Session: 4:30 - 6:30 pm Block D, Faculty of Engineering  

  • Building a Deepwater Operator - Opportunities and Challenges; Joe Leimkuhler, Beacon Offshore

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CT
    Abstract: Beacon Offshore is a new Deepwater Operator with Engineering and Operations based in Covington Louisiana.  Joe will cover the challenges of building and organization and preparing to operate subsea production followed by Deepwater Rig Operations in 2020.  Challenges that will be address will include internal related to the organization as well as external related to the wider industry including climate change.   Biography: Joe Leimkuhler is the Chief Operating Officer for Beacon Offshore Energy, located in Houston Texas and Covington Louisiana, Joe is responsible for all company offshore engineering and operations. Prior to February 2019 Joe was the Vice President of Drilling for LLOG Exploration based in Covington, Louisiana. At LLOG Joe was responsible for all Drilling and Completion Operations and Well Engineering, as well as external relations related to operations and engineering. Prior to joining LLOG in early 2012 Joe was the Offshore Well Delivery Manager for Shell International E&P Co, (SIEP) and Shell E&P – Americas, covering all Gulf of Mexico well operations.   Joe graduated from the University of Montana in 1981 with BS degrees in Geology and Forestry; in 1987 he graduated from the University of Wyoming with a MS in Petroleum Engineering.  ________________________________________________________________ Online Registration is Required! Please register online by December 9 .  Choose "Check Out with PayPal" during payment, which will allow you to pay with a credit card. A PayPal account is NOT required. Choose "Register Now and Pay Later" only if you will be paying with cash/check at the door. $25 online registration, $35 walk-in

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    Mandeville, LA, United States

  • December Section Meeting

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    John Ely Founder & CEO Ely Hydraulic Fracturing Topic: State of the Frac Market Mr. Ely started his career with Halliburton Co., in 1965, working as a technician for the Analytical group while completing his college work. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1968 with a B.S. in chemistry. On returning to Halliburton, Mr. Ely served as chemist and senior chemist in fracturing research before transferring to International Operations in 1973. While in fracturing research, he was instrumental in the development of several fracturing fluids, including high-temperature systems and nonaqueous energized systems. Ely’s first assignment overseas was in south Iran as a district engineer. In 1975, he was promoted to technical adviser, Eastern Hemisphere, and transferred to Baharain. He traveled and worked in eleven Mideast countries in this position. In 1976, John transferred to Dubai, U.A.E. The following year, he was promoted to technical adviser, International Operations, and was based in Duncan, Oklahoma where his primary duty was to coordinate all phases of research with international field operations. Ely joined Nowsco Services in 1980 as Engineering Manager. His responsibilities included overseeing chemical and mechanical research and coordinating training for field engineers. In 1985, John joined S.A. Holditch and Associates as Vice-President of Stimulation Technology. In addition to designing and supervising hundreds of stimulation treatments, he was involved in research on fracturing fluids under the auspices of the Gas Research Institute. Additionally, he served as an expert witness in areas involving completion and stimulation of oil and gas wells. In May 1991, John with three partners founded Ely & Associates, Inc. This company is dedicated to providing a blend of practical and technical expertise on well completion, stimulation fluids and equipment, and reservoir analysis. John holds several patents and has numerous publications, including a book titled “Stimulation Treatment Handbook / An Engineer’s Guide to Quality Control”. He is also a contributing author to the S.P.E. monograph on hydraulic fracturing, writing the chapter on hydraulic fracturing fluids and fracture fluid selection. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, The Society of Petroleum Engineers, and is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemistry.

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    Tyler, TX, United States

  • Petroleum Technology Luncheon - December 10th

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PT
    Long Beach, CA, United States

  • What you need to know about Alberta’s Methane Regulations

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM MT
    Back to Basics:  What you need to know about Alberta’s Methane Regulations  Date: Tuesday 10th of December 2019 Speaker: Gerald Palanca, P.L (Eng), C.E.T. Alberta Energy Regulator Location:  Calgary Petroleum Club Time:  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM  Cost: Members : $ 45, Non-Members : $55, Students: $15  Abstract: The Government of Alberta is committed to reduce methane emissions from upstream oil and gas operations by 45 per cent (relative to 2014 levels) by 2025. To meet the policy set out by the Government of Alberta, the AER developed regulatory requirements within  Directive 060: Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring, Incinerating, and Venting , and  Directive 017: Measurement Requirements for Oil and Gas Operations . The new Methane Reduction requirements coming into effect on January 1, 2020. The requirements address the primary sources of methane emissions from Alberta’s upstream oil and gas industry: fugitive emissions and venting, which includes emissions from compressors, pneumatic devices, and glycol dehydrators.  The requirements also focus on improved measurement, monitoring, and reporting of methane emissions.  OneStop reporting will be utilized in conjunction with the new requirements. Alberta’s new methane reduction requirements acknowledge and seek to enable innovation by designing requirements that are not overly prescriptive and by incorporating provisions which allow for the utilization of alternative technology/approaches.  In this presentation, we will provide an overview of the requirements and discuss AER’s role in enabling innovation within Alberta.  Speaker Bio: Gerald Palanca has over 15 years of oil and gas experience. He is the manager of the AER’s air emissions and audit technical advisory team. His team is responsible for designing and operationalizing methane requirements for the upstream oil and gas industry in Alberta. Gerald has extensive experience managing regulatory projects and is a flaring and venting subject matter expert. Before joining the AER, Gerald held various positions for a major oil and gas producer working in acquisitions and divestments, energy efficiency and regulatory compliance roles. Gerald has an applied bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering and a technical diploma in Chemical Engineering. Gerald recently served as chair of the Canadian Standards Association emissions committee, chair of the Western Regulators Forum emissions committee, member of the Government of Alberta’s Methane Reduction Oversight Committee and various Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada committees.  Don't miss out and sign up today! Is your Membership up-to-date? Are you looking to become an SPE Member? Learn more here! ​​

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    Calgary, AB, Canada

  • SPE Holiday Social: Ugly Sweater Happy Hour 12/10

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CT
    Ugly Sweater Happy Hour: Tuesday December 10th, 2019 |5:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Bean & Grape | RSVP HERE

  • Monthly Board Meeting

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MT
    Join us for our monthly board meeting to discuss relevant themes to our petroleum community. This event is always held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Best Western Tower West and includes a no-cost dinner with 2 drinks.
    Gillette, WY, United States

  • SPE/PAPG/GSP/AADE Holiday Party

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET
    Join us for the annual SPE/PAPG/GSP/AADE holiday party at  Cefalo's. Please register here:  PAPG Cost Members $50/person or $90/couple Non-Members $55/person or $100/couple Out-of-Work $35/person or $60/couple Students: $25/person or $40/couple
    Carnegie, PA, United States

  • YP December Toys 4 Tots Networking Event: ll Brothers Grill & Bar (sponsor: NCS Multistage)

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
    Come join us for our December networking event at ll Brothers Grill & Bar in Plano! NCS Multistage will sponsor refreshments for attendees. Everyone is encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy that we will donate to Toys 4 Tots. See you there! 

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    Plano, TX, United States

  • Section Meeting: A Deepwater Intervention Solved a Well Integrity Issue that Regulations Did Not Add

    Thursday, December 12, 2019, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM ET
    Kate Humphrey & Mike Chambers – Summerduck Resources, Inc. Abstract One of the biggest producers on a producing Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit moored in 7,000’ water depth in the Gulf of Mexico has a mechanical integrity problem: the well loses A-annulus pressure when it ramps up, opposite to what is expected Diagnostics prove it’s a one-way leak from the annulus to the tubing, below the SCSSV, probably near the tubing-casing packer. Therefore, both primary & secondary barriers are in place.  Governing regulations do not address this leak behavior.  What to do? Keep on production?  Shut in?  Rig workover? The answer was to perform a rig-less repair, why? How were the corporate and regulatory oversights managed? How were risks managed? About the Speakers: Kate Humphrey is from Fargo, North Dakota and a licensed professional engineer in Petroleum Engineering.  With over 30 years in the oil and gas industry, she has expertise in green-field and brown-field production engineering including appraisal, development, and production renaissance in 46 countries and every continent except Antarctica.  She is a Subject Matter Expert in field development, equally comfortable in reservoir and well issues including well integrity and interventions and has had significant economic success with big and little wells, oil and gas fields, wet and dry trees, and a broad range of depletion mechanisms.  She retired from BP after delivering two major projects and 10 of its top 100 wells, as well as the digital oilfield Field of the Future TM .  She’s also retired from Baker Hughes as VP Engineering for Integrated Drilling Operations. Mike Chambers is from Northern Virginia but grew up all over the world.  He continued that trend by working in the oil and gas exploration and production industry internationally (Africa, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Asia) and domestically (Wyoming, Alaska North Slope, and the Gulf of Mexico).  He is a Subject Matter Expert in well interventions and well integrity, and equally comfortable developing programs as well as executing them in the field as ‘company man.’  His first eleven working years were with Schlumberger International, with many years in the field followed by managing a regional training center.  He retired from British Petroleum (BP) after 40 years in the industry, and is now consulting part-time together with his wife, Kate Humphrey. 

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    Arlington, VA, United States

  • Reservoir Engineering While Drilling" in Horizontal Wells

    Thursday, December 12, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EET

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    JUBA, South Sudan

  • SPE DL Talk: Root Cause and Mitigation for Sand Production (FREE ADMISSION FOR SPE MEMBER)

    Thursday, December 12, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM MY
    This talk will explain the root cause of sand production to solution. The geomechanics aspect of the rock itself honoring the physics of solid and fluid mechanics relevant to sanding from weak or very weak sandstones, and then uses this understanding to suggest ways of designing screenless completions to take advantage of these aspects to avoid and/or control sand production.

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    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • 2019 Annual General Meeting

    Thursday, December 12, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM MT
    Please join us Thursday December 12th at 4PM for our fifth Annual General Meeting.   The meeting will consist of nominating and voting in our executives for 2020, reviewing financials, 2019 activities, and an overview of upcoming events planned for 2020. If you are interested in serving on the executive board for the Grande Prairie section please come to the meeting or let us know if you cannot attend.  This is a great time to bring ideas forward to expand on our section's activities.   Our board currently consists of the following positions: Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Chair, Scholarship Chair, and three Section Directors.   This is an excellent opportunity to interact with your peers and broaden your base of contacts within the industry.  It is a low time commitment and you can make what you will of the opportunity. Thank you, we look forward to seeing you there!   The meeting will be held from  4-5PM   at the  Seven Generations Completions Office Training Room. 9601-116ST Grande Prairie, AB

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    Grande Prairie, AB, Canada

  • SPE Ireland Christmas Networking Event

    Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM GMT

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    Dublin, Ireland

  • Xmas Party

    Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM CT
    Williston, ND, United States

  • Jason Mathews, "BSEE – ALL THINGS SAFETY"

    Monday, December 16, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    " BSEE – ALL THINGS SAFETY" Jason Mathews, BSEE Abstract Representing BSEE on All Things Safety in the Gulf of Mexico. This presentation covers incident and INC data, Risk Based Inspections, SEMS, and Safety Alerts. The broad focus of this presentation is to reach out to our stakeholders and share recent BSEE trend analysis, safety related data, and discuss what that data is leading the Bureau to be concerned about, or study more, or identify issues that need more work.  Biography Mr. Jason Mathews is currently the Chief of the Office of Safety Management (OSM) for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Office - Regional Field Operations, U.S. Department of the Interior, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Mathews is responsible for the supervision of all activities related to the review and analysis of operator compliance and incident data and coordination of the BSEE Gulf of Mexico Office's safety efforts. He also directs the review and audit functions of OCS operators’ safety programs. Mr. Mathews has 15 years of experience with BSEE, including offshore experience in drilling, production, and workover operations in the Gulf of Mexico at the District, Regional, and Headquarters levels. He also represents the agency in multiple API workgroups developing industry standards, recommended practices and technical bulletins. Mr. Mathews earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University in 2003. He also serves as a high school football coach at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, LA. *Note Pricing Details* $25 if paid before December 15. $30 if register before December 15 and select pay at door.  Note the email invoice will show $25, $30 will be charged at the door. $30 if no preregistration. If you use Petroleum Club Membership to pay for the meeting please register and choose pay at door.  Your Petroleum Club account will be charged $30. Students $10 / $15 at door  See this guide for step-by-step instructions on registering.  https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/SPE/5fb84b4c-d9ac-4d0a-be86-240e8327af98/UploadedImages/Registering%20for%20SPE%20Meetings.pdf If you have trouble registering try disabling the pop-up blocker in your web browser.  If you continue to have problems contact speevangelinesection@gmail.com. To receive a Continuing Education Credit Certificate available for pickup at the meeting, please email  Continuing Education Credit Certificate  before December 15.  

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    LAFAYETTE, LA, United States

  • How Not to Squander Billions on Your Next Unconventional Venture

    Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    In lieu of payment, please feel free to bring $25 worth of toys to donate to Toys for Tots! If you plan to bring toys, please register and select "Register now and Pay Onsite" Speaker:   Creties Jenkins, Partner at Rose and Associates   Topic:        How Not to Squander Billions on Your Next Unconventional Venture   Date:          Wednesday, December 18 th , 2019 at 11:30 AM   Location:  Brookhaven College Geological Institute, (Map)     Cost:  $25 if SPE member paying electronically in advance, all others $30   Reservation AND/OR Credit Card ONLINE Payment at: http://www.spedallas.org/   Please remember to bring your computer generated receipt to show that you have paid by credit card. Abstract Over the past 5 years, 200 North American oil and gas companies with nearly 110 billion dollars in debt have filed for bankruptcy. Many of these failures can be traced to a focus on production attainment instead of value creation, and pushing ahead with development before understanding whether the average well will be economic. To mitigate these errors, opportunities should be evaluated using a staged approach and probabilistic tools including trumpet plots, confidence curves, and sequential aggregation plots. These tools help quantify the expected production variance and the number of appraisal wells needed to be confident of an economic development. Most importantly, the process can be optimized to help ensure that if the project fails, it does so in the early stages when capital investments are relatively small. It’s also critical to document this work, compare it to your results, and make adjustments to do an even better job of delivering what’s promised next time. Biography Creties Jenkins (P.E., P.G.) is a Partner with Rose and Associates where he specializes in the characterization of unconventional reservoirs. Creties has carried-out integrated studies, field development planning, technical assurance, and resource assessment work for more than 50 companies around the world and has conducted more than 100 industry courses and workshops over the past decade. Creties has served as a technical editor, distinguished lecturer, and distinguished author for SPE and is a co-author of SPEE Monograph 4: Estimating Ultimate Recovery of Developed Wells in Low-Permeability Reservoirs . Creties has previously worked for Tenneco, ARCO, and DeGolyer and MacNaughton in his 30+ year career.

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    Farmers Branch, TX, United States

  • December Section Meeting - New Dynamics of the Natural Gas Market

    Thursday, December 19, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Speaker:   Dwayne Purvis, P.E. Topic:        New Dynamics of the Natural Gas Market Date:         Thursday, December 19th, 2019 at 11:30 AM Location:  Fort Worth Petroleum Club - 777 Main Street, Suite 4000                   Click here for map Cost:  Online/pre-registration*: $30 Registration at event: $35 *Online registration closes the day before the event Dwayne Purvis, P.E. Consultant, Reservoir Engineering and Management & Adjunct Professor at Texas Christian University

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    Fort Worth, TX, United States

  • SPE OKC December Luncheon: Impacts of Landing Interval and Stage Timing on Multistage Completions

    Thursday, December 19, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CT
    Title : Impacts of Landing Interval and Stage Timing on Multistage Horizontal Well Completions: Case Studies from the DJ Basin Speaker : Dr. Jennifer L. Miskimins, Interim Department Head of the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines Date/Time:   December 19th, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Location:   Will Rogers Theatre Cost : $25 for pre-registered SPE members, $35 for ALL walk-ins at the door (lunch included) Abstract: Multistage hydraulic fracturing in horizontal wells is the completion method of choice in unconventional shale reservoirs. When pumped, hydraulic fracturing treatments can have significant impacts on one another between stages and between wells. This behavior, commonly referred to as “stress shadowing”, is not just a three-dimensional geometric growth issue, but is also four-dimensional when timing of the treatments is included. When multiple stacked pays are involved in a field development, the treatment impacts on one another are compounded even further. This presentation will discuss two field case studies that evaluated the lateral landing locations and treatment timing of stacked horizontal wells in the Niobrara and Codell formations of the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) basin. The first example discusses a unique data set that involved the acquisition of 4D time-lapse seismic that was coupled together with a 3D geo-model and hydraulic fracture modeling of over 350 individual treatment stages in eleven wells (Alfataierge et al. 2019). The results of the data integration and modeling showed the importance of lateral landing location in the various stacked pay intervals and the impacts of potentially under-stimulated zones. The second example, also from the DJ basin, discusses the pumping stage sequence impacts in nine wells, two parent and seven child wells, treated with over 500 individual treatment stages (Abokhamseen 2019). This study evaluated the influence of depleted zones due to the parent well production on the child well fracturing treatments. It then assesses the impacts of the treatment order as pumped in the field versus alternative treatment schemes for potential future developments. The conclusions resulting from both studies provide insight into the impacts that timing and stress modifications can have on geometric fracture growth in a stacked pay system. Such impacts should be taken into consideration when evaluated the development process for stacked pay systems. Although applied to the DJ basin, the workflows developed during the process have applications in other areas with similar development processes. Bio: Dr. Jennifer L. Miskimins is the Interim Department Head of the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines and holds the F.H. “Mick” Merelli/Cimarex Energy Distinguished Department Head Chair. Dr. Miskimins has a BS from the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, and MS and PhD degrees from the Colorado School of Mines, all in petroleum engineering. She has 30 years of experience in the petroleum industry, split between industry and academic positions. Dr. Miskimins specializes in well completions, stimulation, hydraulic fracturing, and associated production issues. She is the founder and Director of the Fracturing, Acidizing, Stimulation Technology (FAST) Consortium. Her research interests focus on the optimization of stimulation treatments and the importance of such on associated recovery efficiencies. Dr. Miskimins served as the first Completions Technical Director on the SPE International Board of Directors from 2016-2018. She was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2010-2011 and 2013-2014 on hydraulic fracturing in unconventional reservoirs. In 2014, she was awarded the SPE International Completions Optimization and Technology Award. Dr. Miskimins serves on a variety of conference organizing committees and as a technical editor for various journals. Most recently, she is the Editor-in-Chief of the newly published “Hydraulic Fracturing: Fundamentals and Advancements” published by SPE.

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    Oklahoma City, OK, United States

  • Integrating to Innovate – PONY’s Approach to Bridging Geoscience and Engineering in Full Field Dev't

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM MT
    REPO SIG: Integrating to Innovate – PONY’s Approach to Bridging Geoscience and Engineering in Full Field Development? Date: Tuesday 14th of January 2020 Speaker: Jennifer Gee , Development Engineer EIT & Chelsea Squires, Geophysicist I.T. Location:  Calgary Petroleum Club Time:  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM  Cost: Members : $ 45, Non-Members : $55, Students: $15  Abstract: Developing an asset has evolved into a heavily embedded multidisciplinary team approach. This integrated team development strategy incorporates geological, geophysical, reservoir engineering, rock mechanics and more. As operators trend to bigger completions and tighter well spacing, an integrated team approach that applies geophysics to non-geophysical challenges becomes imperative especially when trying to minimize offsetting well impacts. In this presentation, Painted Pony – a north east BC Montney player – will present how its unique integrated organizational structure produces efficiently risked full field development plans and in-depth inventory optimization. Speaker Bios: Jennifer Gee has been a Development Engineer E.I.T at Painted Pony Energy since May 2016. She is actively involved with SPE and is currently on the Programs Team with the Young Professionals Calgary section, a mentor to the SPE student chapter, in addition to having served on the SPE Montney Workshop committee for the past two years. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Oil and Gas Engineering with Distinction from the University of Calgary. Chelsea Squires has been a Geophysicist I.T. at Painted Pony Energy since November 2017. She received a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Earth Sciences and a Master of Science in Geophysics at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Chelsea is current chair of the CSEG’s University Student Outreach Committee, member of the CSEG Digital Media Committee, CSEG Mentor and Olympic weightlifter.  Don't miss out and sign up today! Is your Membership up-to-date? Are you looking to become an SPE Member? Learn more here! ​​

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    Calgary, AB, Canada

  • January 2020 Section Meeting

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Mary Van Domelen Van Domelen International 2019-2020 SPE Distinguished Lecturer Series Topic: Thriving in a Lower for Longer Environment When the price of oil plunged in 2014, industry analysts predicted that shale plays would be shutdown as they would no longer be economical. In reality, the North America shale industry did not just survive, it thrived. How? The most successful companies responded by exercising capital discipline and effectively managing their resources. As a result, breakeven prices for the key unconventional plays were decreased by 40-60%. Reduction of service pricing alone cannot account for the improvement in profitability relative to oil price. What other factors contributed?  This presentation captures the key lessons learned. The organizational, operational, and technological advancements which allowed the shale industry to continue to thrive in a “lower for longer” price environment are illustrated through case histories. Geologists worked to identify each play’s core, while companies evolved from delineation to full field development. The synergistic effect of combining new technology with operational efficiency is illustrated by the ability to drill longer laterals with significant decreases in drill days. Completion optimization, fueled by the use of big data analytics, resulted in drastic increases in EUR allowing expansion of the core in many plays. Improvements in artificial lift technologies accelerated early time production, significantly increasing the net present value of capital employed. Throughout all of these processes, cooperative relationships between the service sector and E&P companies was imperative to the continued success of the industry. Can the lessons learned by the shale industry be applied in the global setting?  Absolutely. Mary Van Domelen holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. She is a licensed Professional Engineer and a SPE Certified Petroleum Engineer with over 35 years experience. Mary started her career with Halliburton in research and operations roles based in the USA, Europe, Africa, and Middle East. She has held engineer advisor and management roles with innovative E&P companies such as Maersk Oil, Chesapeake, and Continental Resources. Her experience includes horizontal drilling and completion operations in multiple basins. She has co-authored more than 30 papers and holds several patents. Mary was a 2015-2016 SPE Distinguished Lecturer and was the 2016 SPE Mid-Continent North America Regional Completions Optimization and Technology Award recipient.

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    Tyler, TX, United States

  • SPE YP Luncheon 1/14

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Topic: "Why Midland, Texas is the Center of the Universe; from an Oilman’s & Global Perspective" Location: Petroleum Professional Development Center (PPDC) 105 W. Illinois Midland, TX 79701 Tuesday, January 14th | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | RSVP HERE

  • DL Series: Thriving in a Lower for Longer Environment

    Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Speaker:   Mary Van Domelen, Well Data Labs   Topic:        Thriving in a Lower for Longer Environment   Date:          Wednesday, January 15 th , 2019 at 11:30 AM   Location:  Brookhaven College Geological Institute, (Map)     Cost:  $25 if SPE member paying electronically in advance, all others $30   Reservation AND/OR Credit Card ONLINE Payment at: http://www.spedallas.org/   Please remember to bring your computer generated receipt to show that you have paid by credit card. Abstract When the price of oil plunged in 2014, industry analysts predicted that shale plays would be shut down as they would no longer be economical. The North America shale industry did not just survive, it thrived. How? The most successful companies responded by exercising capital discipline and effectively managing their resources. As a result, breakeven prices for the key unconventional plays were decreased by 40-60%. Reduction of service pricing alone cannot account for the improvement in profitability relative to oil price. What other factors contributed?  This presentation captures the key lessons learned. The organizational, operational, and technological advancements which allowed the shale industry to continue to thrive in a “lower for longer” price environment are illustrated through case histories. Geologists worked to identify each play’s core, while companies evolved from delineation to full field development. The synergistic effect of combining new technology with operational efficiency is illustrated by the ability to drill longer laterals with significant decreases in drill days. Completion optimization, fueled by the use of big data analytics, resulted in drastic increases in EUR allowing expansion of the core in many plays. Improvements in artificial lift technologies accelerated early time production, significantly increasing the net present value of capital employed. Throughout all of these processes, cooperative relationships between the service sector and E&P companies was imperative to the continued success of the industry. Can the lessons learned by the shale industry be applied in the global setting?  Absolutely.   Biography: Mary Van Domelen, PE, SPEC, is the Senior Completions Advisor at Well Data Labs. Mary has been an active member of the petroleum industry for more than 37 years. Mary started her career with Halliburton, with engineering duties of increasing responsibility in the USA, Europe, Africa, and Middle East. She has held senior advisor and management roles with innovative E&P companies such as Maersk Oil, Chesapeake, and Continental Resources. Her experience includes horizontal drilling and completion operations in multiple basins and she is a globally recognized subject matter expert in the area of carbonate stimulation. Mary has authored over 30 external publications on a broad range of topics, holds several patents, and is a regular speaker at conferences. She is a 2-time SPE Distinguished Lecturer (2015-16 and 2019-20), received the 2016 SPE Mid-Continent North America Regional Completions Optimization and Technology Award, and SPE Distinguished Membership in 2019.

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    Farmers Branch, TX, United States

  • MLWD Directional Survey Error

    Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MT
    Abstract: The talk will be a high level overview of sources of downhole MLWD survey error,  best practices, and methodology to reduce the ellipsoid of uncertainty. Bio: Ryan Quigg – Special Projects Coordinator, Engineering and Technical Sales Support. Weatherford Drilling Services Ryan is a petroleum engineer with 17 years experience in the industry.  He is currently the Special Projects Coordinator/Technical Sales for Weatherford Drilling Services in Nisku. He has worked for Weatherford, progressing from the field as an MWD Field Operator, into the office as an MLWD Coordinator, and is now the Special Projects Coordinator for Drilling Services. Ryan specializes in Magnetic Ranging, Survey Accuracy, Logging While Drilling, Remote Drilling (RTOC) and new technology. Ryan graduated from University of Alberta with a B.Sc in Petroleum Engineering and is an active member of APEGA, CWLS, CWPC, CADE and SPE.

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    Lloydminster, SK, Canada

  • Nova - Smart Subsea Development

    Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    Nova Smart Subsea Development By Dennis Dickhausen, Vice President Nova Project, Wintershall Dea Abstract The Nova field will be Wintershall Dea’s fourth subsea field in operation when it comes on stream in 2021. By specializing in the utilization of existing infrastructure through subsea development, Wintershall Dea chooses smart sustainable solutions that can extend the lifetime of surrounding fields, unlock future tie-in opportunities and positively impact emissions. Wintershall Dea and its partners Capricorn, Spirit and Edison, are also using smart technology to maximise development and operation. As a tie-in to the Gjøa platform in the North Sea, Nova will take power from shore, while also employing smart technology to improve drilling efficiency, improve efficiency in operations, and help prolong the lifetime of the field. Nova is being developed via two subsea templates consisting of three production wells and three water injectors. Dennis L. Dickhausen will present the Nova development, the technology used in the different project phases, and the newly merged company Wintershall Dea. Bio After working for several contractors, Dennis L. Dickhausen began his career as pipeline engineer in Statoil (now Equinor) in 1998. During his 12 years at Statoil he had several roles within subsea development and subsea operations. He also worked as department manager, within international business development, and was seconded to Norsk olje og gass to lead the NCS Lifeboat Project. In 2010 Dickhausen joined Wintershall where he took the company’s first operated development Maria from discovery to production as the project’s Subsea Manager. Currently Dickhausen is Vice President for Wintershall Dea’s Nova project. This presentation is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be served. The external registration is only required for the following dinner.

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • January Luncheon - Mary Van Domelen: "Thriving in a Lower for Longer Environment"

    Thursday, January 16, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM CT
    January 16th (Thursday): Meeting with SPE Distinguished Lecturer Mary Van Domelen . Wichita Falls Country Club, 1701 Hamilton Blvd.  RSVP - email James Tart jtart@sjoc.net   or Register Online Thriving in a Lower for Longer Environment Abstract:   When the price of oil plunged in 2014, industry analysts predi cted that s hale plays would be shut down as they would no longer be economical. T he North America shale industry did not just survive, it thrived. How?   The most successful companies responded by exercising capital discipline and effectively ma naging the ir resources. As a result, breakeven prices for the key unconventional plays were decreased by 40-60%. Reduction of service pricing alone cannot account for the improvement in profitability relative to oil price. What other factors contributed?   This pre sentation captures the key lessons learned. The organizational, operational, and technological advancements which allowed the shale industry to continue to thrive in a “lower for longer” price environment are illustrated through case histories. G eologists worked to identify each play’s core, while companies evolved from delineation to full field development. The synergistic effect of combining new technology with operational efficiency is illustrated by the ability to drill longer laterals with si gnificant decreases in drill days. Completion optimization, fueled by the use of big data analytics, resulted in drastic increases in EUR allowing expansion of the core in many plays. Improvements in artificial lift technologies accelerated early time prod uction, si gnificantly increasing the net present value of capital employed. Throughout all of these processes, cooperative relationships between the service sector and E&P companies was imperative to the continued success of the industry.   Can the lessons learned by the shale industry be applied in the global setting? Absolutely.   Bi ography:   Mary Van Domelen, PE , SP EC, is the Senior Completions Advisor at Well Data Labs. Ma ry has been an a ctive member o f the petroleum industry for more than 37 years. Mary started her career with Halliburton , with engineering duties of increasing responsibility in the USA, Europe, Africa, and Middle East. She has held senior advisor and management roles with innovative E&P companies such as Maersk Oil, Chesapeake, and Continental Re sources. Her experience includes horizontal drilling and completion operations in multiple basins and she is a g lobally recognized subject matter expert in the area of carbonate stimulation. Mary has authored over 30 external publications on a broad range of topics , holds several patent s , an d is a regular speaker at conferences. She is a 2-time SPE Distinguished Lecturer (2015-16 and 2019-20), received the 2016 SPE Mid-Continent North America Regional Completions Optimization and Technology Award , a nd SPE D istinguished Membership in 2019.

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    Wichita Falls, TX, United States

  • SPE Oslo January 2020 – Distinguished Lecturer Event

    Thursday, January 16, 2020, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM CET
    SPE Oslo January 2020 – Distinguished Lecturer Event Location : Scandic Solli Hotel (Parkveien 68, Oslo, 0202)  Date and time : 16.01.2020 from kl.1730 Speaker : Richard Meehan, Schlumberger Topic:   Drilling Decision Management in the Age of Drilling Automation Agenda: Kl.1730: Welcome and ice breaker Kl.1800: P resentation and Q&A Kl. 1900 to close: Dinner, drinks and networking Abstract: Drilling automation is coming.  Most Drilling Control System vendors have early commercial drilling automation solutions, and many are working on new and improved systems.  Forward looking Operators and Drilling Contractors are evaluating these offerings, and many are actively pursuing field tests.  Some Operators are even developing their own in-house methods.  These systems will help exploit the capabilities offered by modern AC-VFD rigs, but many challenges remain. Automated systems are good at executing instructions – the key to improving performance is to make sure the instructions are suitable for the task in hand, and that they can be easily modified and improved based on actual outcomes.  Effective drilling decision management requires a combination of data driven offset well analysis, understanding of the capabilities of automated execution, and the ability to make the link between cause and effect in drilling processes and procedures. Effective decisions also need to consider the contractual and business relationships between the players involved, and the equitable spreading of risk and reward will be key to future progress.  Drilling Automation could be a remarkable enabler for our industry.  The one key idea to take away from this presentation is that by working together and "focusing on a system approach" we can take advantage of this developing technology to make sustainable improvements to well construction. Speaker Bio:  Richard Meehan is the Drilling Automation Program Manager for Schlumberger, based in Katy, Texas. After graduating in 1985, with a Master of Science Degree in Thermal Power from the Cranfield Institute of Technology in the United Kingdom, Richard joined Schlumberger Cambridge Research where he worked as a Research Scientist.  In 2000 he moved to Houston, to lead a team developing Drilling Engineering software applications for both internal Schlumberger and external commercial use.  Since then, Richard has held various drilling engineering related positions in Schlumberger in both the US and China, taking the lead role in Drilling Automation in 2013.

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    Oslo, Norway

  • 2020 20th Annual SPE Pistol League

    Friday, January 17 - Friday, February 28, 2020

  • 5th Annual Friends and Family Ski Trip

    Friday, January 17 - Sunday, January 19, 2020
    Social & Networking Events: 5th Annual Friends & Family Ski Trip Date:   Friday-Sunday, January 17-19, 2020 Location:   Northstar Mountain Village Kimberley Ski Resort REGISTRATION OPTIONS 2-bedroom chalet ( sleeps 6) $660   3-bedroom chalet (sleeps 10) $760 Discounted Lift Tickets: Adult (18+) $60 1-day  Youth (ages13-17) $48 1-day Child (under 12) $25 1-day Children under 6 are FREE   Details: Take advantage of this affordable winter getaway and show off your ski/snowboarding skills while enjoying the company of your industry peers! Bring your friends and family for a fun weekend on the slopes. Your private chalet at Northstar Mountain Village features: Breathtaking views of the Rockies Private deck with hot tub and BBQ Full sized kitchen Separate living room Ski-in/out access to the Kimberley Mountain Ski Resort Welcome gift basket We are also hosting an après-ski welcome party with plenty of food and drink on Saturday evening. Good to Know: No transportation is provided. Check-in details will be emailed in January. Registration closes January 10, 2020  23:59. No purchases will be accepted after this date.  
    Kimberley, BC, Canada

  • Distinguished Lecture - Gregory Walker

    Monday, January 20, 2020, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM MT
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    Grande Prairie, AB, Canada

  • SPE Distinguised Lecturer: Enhancing Fluid Recovery in Shales: Why Pores less than 10nm Matter

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM MT
    Distinguished Lecturer: Enhancing Fluid Recovery in Shales: Why Pores less than 10nm Matter? Date: Tuesday 21st of January 2020 Speaker: Gregory Walker , Discipline Manager for Reservoir Engineering at Repsol Location:  Calgary Petroleum Club Time:  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM  Cost: Members : $ 45, Non-Members : $55, Students: $15  Abstract: The one idea to take away is "If you're trying to calibrate shales, you'll need to calibrate the pores less than 10nm". Unconventional reservoirs are present worldwide, and have added 7500Tscf and 418Billion stb of liquids to global resources by EIA estimates. The new prize is predicting the liquid yield and improving liquid recovery, with cyclic gas injection offering a route to a +60% increase in liquids. However, these are unconventional reservoirs, so some basic assumptions and mechanisms change. For a conventional reservoir we expect lighter fluid above denser fluid, for fluid samples to represent the fluid in the pores, and for lab measurements to apply in the reservoir. For an unconventional reservoir, the pore throat size becomes important. Small pore throats have low permeability, so the fluid type depends on local source maturity, with oil over gas, and lateral variations in a long horizontal well. The small pores impact the phase envelope, such that lab measurements of the phase envelope may not apply. The small pores also have a large surface area for adsorbed gas, so a fluid sample might not represent the actual composition. The Langmuir pressure for shales can be above 4000psi, taking the release of adsorbed gas into similar pressures as dewpoint for a condensate. The realisation that the adsorbed gas could be releasing methane into the free gas, changing the liquid yield above the dewpoint of the free gas, has allowed a history match of the unusual liquid yield behaviour. Speaker Bio: Greg Walker is the Discipline Manager for Reservoir Engineering for Repsol. His thesis is from the University of Cambridge, working on fluid flow in fractured reservoirs. His 18 years in the industry started with performing reservoir studies for supergiant fractured carbonates fields in the middle east, and have included fractured basement and carbonate fields in Asia, and onshore shales. He has supervised a PhD candidate at the University of Calgary, authored papers on topics including time lapse seismic (SPE 106019), production optimization (IPTC 11650), Ensemble Kalman Filters for SAGD reservoirs (SPE188387), and unconventionals (SPE185045). He has been an editor for JCPT, and a session chair at the Bruges ATW on Closed Loop Reservoir Management. Don't miss out and sign up today! Is your Membership up-to-date? Are you looking to become an SPE Member? Learn more here! ​​

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    Calgary, AB, Canada

  • Coupling Downhole and Surface fluid Measurements to Reveal Fluids Distribution While Drilling

    Thursday, January 23, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM AKT
    Don't miss this SPE Distinguished Lecturer! Coupling Downhole and Surface fluid Measurements to Reveal Fluids Distribution While Drilling - Ilaria De Santo, Schlumberger Abstract: Obtaining information on reservoir fluids distribution has always been of paramount importance for O&G Operator as this allows optimizing data acquisition and reducing uncertainties on well completion and field development. When production starts, being able to map differential depletion across the field becomes a complex task, as vertical and lateral reservoir heterogeneities and pressure support strategies might complicate the picture. Hence, complementing traditional pressure measurements with surface and downhole fluid analysis has become extremely important. Collecting information from hydrocarbon into drilling fluids is today a reliable way of early assess the type and distribution of reservoir bearing fluids, if hydrocarbons are extracted from drilling mud at constant and controllable thermodynamic conditions and once their concentration is calibrated for extraction efficiency. Advanced downhole fluid analysis technologies based on optical spectroscopy have been made available to be deployed while drilling, allowing to precisely characterize fluid composition in real time. The combination of the two technologies gives a continuous with depth fluid profile, which allows detecting potential compartmentalization, reveals presence of vertical or lateral heterogeneities that can explain differential depletion, and de-risks any additional reservoir fluid data acquisition. Additionally, this allows optimizing well placement, de-risks field development plans and finally maximizes the amount of reserves that can be accessed and recovered during the life of the field. Speaker: Based between Houston (USA) and Milan (IT), Ilaria is Reservoir Fluids Geodynamic Advisor and Surface Formation Evaluation & Reservoir Business Development Manager for Schlumberger Drilling & Measurements HQ. With 20+ years’ experience in the first service oil company in the world, she combines a strong engineering background with a deep knowledge of the worldwide energy market and a solid experience in operations, sales, marketing and product development. She joined Schlumberger in 1998 and has worked in different roles in Italy, France, Algeria, Nigeria, UK and USA. After an extensive experience in the Wireline Formation Testing business, she is now worldwide responsible for Surface Formation Evaluation and Reservoir Business in Schlumberger Drilling & Measurement HQ. In her role, she is in charge of short, medium and long-term planning and development of new technologies, as well as worldwide development of business involving technologies for the exploration and development of both conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources. Ilaria holds an MSc degree in Geology from University of Pavia (IT), an MSc degree in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, UK), a Global Executive MBA at Bocconi School of Management (Milan, IT), a Music Degree in Piano and a Music Degree in Harpsichord. She has co-authored 32 technical papers for major professional societies and 5 patents. Additionally, she was awarded several Gold and CEO & Schlumberger President Awards, as well as an SPE Formation Evaluation Regional Award (North Sea). Pricing: $25 Advance, $30 at the door.
    Anchorage, AK, United States

  • A Generational Crisis: Developing a Section with Multiple Infill Wells

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM MT
    REPO SIG: A Generational Crisis: Developing a Section with Multiple Infill Wells Date: Tuesday 4th of February 2020 Speaker: Farhan Alimahomed , @ Schlumberger Canada Location:  Calgary Petroleum Club Time:  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM  Cost: Members : $ 45, Non-Members : $55, Students: $15  Abstract: As well density in a section increases, drilling and completions decisions regarding the stimulation of infill wells are increasingly informed by changes in the in-situ stress, mechanical properties, and material balance that result from depletion around parent wells. This is a multifaceted reservoir-dependent four-dimensional problem with many different dependencies. Projects involving parent-child interactions during the completion phase are carefully planned using sound engineering principles to avoid negative effects of depletion and fracture hits. Here, we present a case study from a section development in the Wolfcamp formation with multiple infill wells drilled at various times. We will cover an understanding of the local geological heterogeneity, real-time pressure monitoring program, an active parent well defense strategy, far field fracture geometry control application, and real time stimulation program sequencing and design changes. Speaker Bio: Farhan Alimahomed is the regional technology domain manager for OneStim at Schlumberger based in Calgary, Canada. He started his career at Schlumberger in 2013 as a field engineer for stimulation in Midland, Texas, and spent the last 5 years being part of the production technology group. In his current role, his focus is on the integration of services across various product lines to solve challenges around optimizing completion designs, well spacing and stacking, parent-child well interactions and overall field development planning. Alimahomed obtained a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai and a Master’s in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University in 2012. Don't miss out and sign up today! Is your Membership up-to-date? Are you looking to become an SPE Member? Learn more here! ​​​

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    Calgary, AB, Canada

  • Data Analytics and Machine Learning in Oil and Gas

    Friday, February 7 - Friday, February 14, 2020
    Artificial intelligence is infiltrating every industry, allowing vehicles to navigate without drivers, assisting doctors with medical diagnoses, and giving financial institutions more nuanced ways to predict risk. AI s not only found new cutting edge business but is also transforming traditional industries like Oil and Gas. In this talk, we seek to dive deeper into AI/ Big Data engineering and its cross-section with the traditional engineering design process. We also seek to answer the question: as an engineer/ profession in the Oil and Gas industry what would be your role in bringing AI/ Big Data to your field. Should you seek to learn new skills like data science, data engineering or data visualization and implement them yourself? Or can you play the role of an influencer and/ or thought leader by promoting certain uses of AI/ Big Data tech in your industry?

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    Nairobi, Kenya

  • February 2020 Section Meeting

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Linda A. Battalora Colorado School of Mines 2019/2020 SPE Distinguished Lecturer Series Topic: Sustainability in Action – bringing it home, making it real! 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 lifecycle but what new business models and partnerships are needed to further integrate Sustainability in technology and operations? This presentation is designed to raise awareness about the universal commitment to Sustainability, corporate prioritization and initiatives, key topics underpinning Sustainability, examples of Sustainability projects in action, and emerging opportunities. 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 degree 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, she 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.  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 member of multiple other professional organizations including the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, American Society for Engineering Education, American Inns of Court, American Bar Association, and Colorado Bar Association.  Linda is a researcher with the Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil Institute and Cerner Corporation.  Her research areas include upstream and midstream energy issues, Sustainability in technology and operations, HSE, and the Circular Economy.  She 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.  In 2018, she received the SPE International Award of Distinguished Member.

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    Tyler, TX, United States

  • SPE Distinguished Lecturer: Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) for Unconventional Reservoirs: The Next Big

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM MT
    Distinguished Lecturer: Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) for Unconventional Reservoirs: The Next Big Thing? Date: Tuesday 11th of February 2020 Speaker: B.Todd Hoffman , Associate Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at Montana Tech Location:  Calgary Petroleum Club Time:  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM  Cost: Members : $ 45, Non-Members : $55, Students: $15  Abstract: Unconventional reservoirs have had tremendous success over the last decade due to technical advances including long horizontal wells and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing; however, their potential may be even higher.  There are trillions of barrels of oil in these resources, and while wells start out at high rates, they decline quickly and primary recovery factors are low, often in the single digits. This clearly indicates a need for some form of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) for these types of reservoirs. In this presentation, the efforts to implement EOR in unconventional reservoirs will be examined in full detail. A number of different injection fluids have been proposed including miscible gas, water and surfactants. Early work focused on modeling and lab studies, and this provided a base of knowledge that was leveraged to carry out pilot field studies. Pilots have been implemented in at least four basins, and the Bakken and Eagle Ford have both had multiple field trials. Huff-n-puff natural gas injection has been shown to be very successful in the Eagle Ford, and today, large-scale field development is occurring there. Because most of the field trials have been completed in North America, the examples presented are mainly from there; however, as these techniques are reproduced in other basins, the worldwide potential is enormous, and that potential also is discussed in the presentation. While much has been achieved over the last decade in unconventional reservoirs, implementing EOR in these types of reservoirs will likely bring about even greater success. Speaker Bio: Todd Hoffman is an Associate Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at Montana Tech. He teaches classes on Reservoir Simulation, Enhanced Oil Recovery, and Unconventional Reservoirs. Prior to that, he was a reservoir engineering consultant to the oil and gas industry. Todd has worked on reservoir models for more than 30 fields on six continents, and has published over 50 technical papers. His research involves improved recovery for conventional and unconventional reservoirs, fractured reservoir modeling and history matching. Todd received his B.S. in petroleum engineering from Montana Tech and his M.S. and Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from Stanford University. Don't miss out and sign up today! Is your Membership up-to-date? Are you looking to become an SPE Member? Learn more here! ​​

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    Calgary, AB, Canada

  • SPE Distinguished Lecturer Series: Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS): Maintaining the Glo

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM ET
    Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS): Maintaining the Global Standard and Addressing Key Concerns         Dan DiLuzio Newfield Exploration Abstract:  The SPE Oil and Gas Reserves Committee together with the six PRMS Sponsor Societies (WPC, AAPG, SPEE, SEG, SPWLA and EAGE) completed an update to the 2007 Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS) in June of 2018.  The PRMS is the industry’s recognised standard for resources classification and management with the majority of the earth’s resources citing linkage to the PRMS.    The presentation will recall the reasons why Resource definitions were needed over 100 years ago, SPE’s involvement from 1962 to the current PRMS that is recognized as the globally referenced language of Reserves and Resource evaluation.  The fundamentals of the PRMS, its key principles of the resources classification framework and relation to a project are reviewed. A few of the commonly encountered issues in resource evaluations are presented and, in closing, these hot topic areas are discussed with examples to provide clarity in everyday application.   Biography: Daniel DiLuzio is Reserves Manager for Newfield Exploration.  Dan has 34 years of global industry experience with Shell International, Total E&P and Encana in various engineering and management roles in: development, operations, country management, business development, reserves, and reservoir engineering.  Dan holds BS and MS degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University.  Dan is a member, and prior chair, of the SPE Oil and Gas Reserves Committee (OGRC) since 2011 and was chair of the PRMS Update Sub-Committee delivering the PRMS 2018.  He has served as SPE’s representative to the United Nations on classification of resources (UNFC), and various SPE committees for resource evaluation ATWs. He is also a SPEE member and a registered engineer in the state of Texas.

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    Arlington, VA, United States

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) for Unconventional Reservoirs: The Next Big Thing?

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MT
    Abstract:  Unconventional reservoirs have had tremendous success over the last decade due to technical advances including long horizontal wells and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing; however, their potential may be even higher.  There are trillions of barrels of oil in these resources, and while wells start out at high rates, they decline quickly and primary recovery factors are low, often in the single digits. This clearly indicates a need for some form of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) for these types of reservoirs.   In this presentation, the efforts to implement EOR in unconventional reservoirs will be examined in full detail. A number of different injection fluids have been proposed including miscible gas, water and surfactants. Early work focused on modeling and lab studies, and this provided a base of knowledge that was leveraged to carry out pilot field studies. Pilots have been implemented in at least four basins, and the Bakken and Eagle Ford have both had multiple field trials. Huff-n-puff natural gas injection has been shown to be very successful in the Eagle Ford, and today, large-scale field development is occurring there.   Because most of the field trials have been completed in North America, the examples presented are mainly from there; however, as these techniques are reproduced in other basins, the worldwide potential is enormous, and that potential also is discussed in the presentation.   While much has been achieved over the last decade in unconventional reservoirs, implementing EOR in these types of reservoirs will likely bring about even greater success.   Biography: Todd Hoffman is an Associate Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at Montana Tech. He teaches classes on Reservoir Simulation, Enhanced Oil Recovery, and Unconventional Reservoirs. Prior to that, he was a reservoir engineering consultant to the oil and gas industry. Todd has worked on reservoir models for more than 30 fields on six continents, and has published over 50 technical papers. His research involves improved recovery for conventional and unconventional reservoirs, fractured reservoir modeling and history matching. Todd received his B.S. in petroleum engineering from Montana Tech and his M.S. and Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from Stanford University.

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    Lloydmisnter, SK, Canada

  • Compositional Simulation that is Truly Compositional

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
    Abstract:    Current compositional simulators include compositional equation-of-state fluid models, but do not account for compositional effects on relative permeability, capillary pressure, and grid-block flux calculations.  Relative permeability, for example, is still based on “old thinking” related to labeling of phases as “oil, gas, and water.”  Labeling causes significant discontinuities that can result in inaccuracies and instability in simulations of compositional processes, such as those for enhanced oil recovery (EOR).    This presentation will show you why labeling is “old thinking” and how labeling generates discontinuities and simulation errors in compositional processes.  Several example cases, including water-alternating-gas and surfactant flooding, are given using a new type of compositional simulator with all labels removed.   One component of the novel simulator is the development of an equation of state (EoS) for relative permeabilities that eliminates phase labeling.  The relative permeability model is physically based and captures complex hysteresis effects through saturation and phase connectivity as well as changing wettability, interfacial tension, and pore morphology.   Results show increased robustness, improved accuracy, faster computational times, and less instabilities when phase labeling is removed.   Biography:   Russell T. Johns is the George E. Trimble Chair of Energy and Mineral Sciences at the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He also holds the Energi Simulation Chair in Fluid Behavior and Rock Interactions.  He recently served as Chair of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Program, and is currently the Editor-In-Chief for SPE journals.    Prior to his current position at Penn State, he served on the petroleum engineering faculty at The University of Texas at Austin for fifteen years.  He also has nine years of industrial experience as a petrophysical engineer with Shell Oil and as a consulting engineer for Colenco Power Consulting in Baden, Switzerland.  He holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University and MS and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from Stanford University.  He has over 250 publications in enhanced oil recovery, thermodynamics and phase behavior, unconventional gas engineering, multiphase flow in porous media, and well testing.  Dr. Johns received the SPE Ferguson medal in 1993, the SPE Distinguished Member award in 2009, the SPE Faculty Pipeline award in 2013, the 2016 SPE international award in Reservoir Description and Dynamics, and the 2018 Wilson Excellence in Research award from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.  He is currently director of the Enhanced Oil Recovery consortium in the EMS Energy Institute at Penn State University.

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    singapore, Singapore

  • Level Design and Control in Gravity Separators

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    Level Design and Control in Gravity Separators By Richard Arntzen (Shell). More information to come. This presentation is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be served. The external registration is only required for the following dinner.

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • Using the Movement of Fluids in Geological Time to Improve Reservoir Characterization

    Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM GMT
    Venue: GSI - Geological Survey Ireland, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin, Ireland. Abstract: Fluids, such as oil, gas, and water, can move within a reservoir over geological time. This talk will show how recognising these processes and incorporating them into analysis can greatly improve reservoir characterization and provide powerful insights to optimise development plans. I will use 3 very different examples to illustrate this. Firstly, a deepwater oil field, that had long been considered an “ugly duckling” was re-evaluated incorporating knowledge of historical fluid movement which had created compositional grading. The new analysis revealed better connectivity, higher recoverable oil volumes and a previously unrecognized tar mat, which demonstrated that producer locations should be higher on structure and the potential need for a waterflood. Secondly, the Sunrise gas field in the Timor Sea was reassessed with the knowledge of historical advective gas mixing. This showed that Sunrise, previously thought to have a high risk of compartmentalization, was actually well connected both vertically and laterally. This analysis changed the number and locations of planned development wells, significantly reducing the potential development cost. Finally, in the Alberta Oil Sands, analysis showed that the redistribution of “solid” bitumen and water had occurred as a result of biodegradation. This explained the puzzling water mobility and “upside down” transition zones. This knowledge is important in predicting the lateral movement of steam/heat needed for the optimum design of thermal oil recovery.  The movement of fluids within a reservoir over geological time happens more often than is commonly thought and is an under utilized tool for reservoir characterization. It is particularly valuable for offshore development where information is sparse. The most important key to using it is simply asking the question "could it have occurred?" Bruce is a Reservoir Engineering Advisor in Calgary and has worked for Shell in New Orleans, Unocal in Houston and Woodside in Perth, Australia.  Bruce has a B.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in Geological Engineering from U.B.C., Canada, as well as a M.S. in Engineering Economics Systems and Operations Research from Stanford.  He has authored over 50 papers and conference presentations.  He won Best Paper at the 2014 SPE Heavy Oil Conference, Best Paper and Honorable Mention for best presentation at the 2010 APPEA Conference in Australia.

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    Dublin, Ireland

  • DL presentation: Production Optimisation of Conventional and Unconventional wells with ESP real time

    Friday, February 28, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM GFT
    ​ Production Optimisation of Conventional and Unconventional Wells with ESP Real Time Data                                  Lawrence Camilleri Schlumberger   Abstract:   Optimising production has always been important, but there is naturally a greater focus on high rate wells, such as those produced with ESPs (Electrical Submersible Pumps). A key driver is arresting decline while minimising infill drilling, which is often achieved by identifying wells with skin to identify stimulation candidates and increasing drawdown on wells with good pressure support. With unconventionals, accelerating production while minimising power consumption become dominant goals. This presentation explains how real-time gauge data enables high-frequency, high-resolution downhole flow rate measurements on ESP wells. Thereby providing both rate and pressure, which are essential to enabling inflow characterisation and thereby identifying optimisation opportunities without the need for traditional buildups, which cause production deferment.   Fortunately, technology advances have improved real time data quality in terms of both sampling frequency and metrology. There has also been a reduction in the cost of measurement, transmission and storage, which signals the true dawn of the digital age. The presentation therefore also reviews how real time data enables increases in well uptime and ESP run life as well as minimising power consumption.  Using material from recent SPE papers, both theoretical methodology and real case studies are presented to illustrate the value of real time data for both conventional vertical wells and unconventional multifracked horizontal wells.  While the case studies are based on ESP applications, the lessons learnt on how to extract value from real-time data can be applied to other artificial lift techniques, especially since inflow characterisation is generic.   Biography:   Lawrence has over 33 years of experience in production operations of which 27 years have been focused on artificial lift in a variety of roles ranging from field and application engineer to his current role as Global Domain Head, which is Schlumberger’s most senior technical position in the Artificial Lift Division. He has published over 16 SPE conference papers and 3 patents covering all aspects of ESP operation such as inflow characterization and advanced completions.  This body of work is particularly noteworthy as it combines theoretical explanations and field case studies using real time data.  
    Paramaribo, Suriname

  • SPE Canada Unconventional Resources Conference

    Wednesday, March 18 - Thursday, March 19, 2020
    The co-located SPE Canada Unconventional Resources and   Heavy Oil Technical Conferences   are the premier platform in North America to enable the exchange of information through case studies, technical advancements, and business strategies that allow energy projects to deliver favorable returns at prevailing oil prices.  Check back for more information and registration!
    Calgary, AB, Canada

  • SPE Canada Heavy Oil Conference

    Wednesday, March 18 - Thursday, March 19, 2020
    The co-located SPE Canada Unconventional Resources and   Heavy Oil Technical Conferences   are the premier platform in North America to enable the exchange of information through case studies, technical advancements, and business strategies that allow energy projects to deliver favorable returns at prevailing oil prices.  Check back for more information and registration!
    Calgary, AB, Canada

  • SPE March Meeting

    Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    More information to come. This presentation is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be served. The external registration is only required for the following dinner.

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • Vulnerability and Management of Water Injectors

    Monday, April 6, 2020, 12:37 PM - 2:37 PM EET

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    JUBA, South Sudan

  • Drilling Decision Management

    Thursday, April 16, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    Drilling Decision Management in the Age of Drilling Automation. By Distinguished Lecturer Richard Meehan, Schlumberger Abstract:  Drilling automation is coming.  Most Drilling Control System vendors have early commercial drilling automation solutions, and many are working on new and improved systems.  Forward looking Operators and Drilling Contractors are evaluating these offerings, and many are actively pursuing field tests.  Some Operators are even developing their own in-house methods.  These systems will help exploit the capabilities offered by modern AC-VFD rigs, but many challenges remain. Automated systems are good at executing instructions – the key to improving performance is to make sure the instructions are suitable for the task in hand, and that they can be easily modified and improved based on actual outcomes.  Effective drilling decision management requires a combination of data driven offset well analysis, understanding of the capabilities of automated execution, and the ability to make the link between cause and effect in drilling processes and procedures. Effective decisions also need to consider the contractual and business relationships between the players involved, and the equitable spreading of risk and reward will be key to future progress.  Drilling Automation could be a remarkable enabler for our industry.  The one key idea to take away from this presentation is that by working together and "focusing on a system approach" we can take advantage of this developing technology to make sustainable improvments to well construction.   Biography: Richard Meehan is the Drilling Automation Program Manager for Schlumberger, based in Katy, Texas. After graduating in 1985, with a Master of Science Degree in Thermal Power from the Cranfield Institute of Technology in the United Kingdom, Richard joined Schlumberger Cambridge Research where he worked as a Research Scientist. In 2000 he moved to Houston, to lead a team developing Drilling Engineering software applications for both internal Schlumberger and external commercial use.  Since then, Richard has held various drilling engineering related positions in Schlumberger in both the US and China, taking the lead role in Drilling Automation in 2013. This presentation is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be served. The external registration is only required for the following dinner.

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • SPE Norway Subsurface Conference

    Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CET
    Bergen, Norway

  • SPE Stavanger Awards Gala

    Friday, April 24, 2020, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM CET
    Save the date! More information to come.

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • SPE Distinguished Lecturer Series: Data Analytics with Human Intelligence: Outlier Analysis for Deco

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM ET
      Data Analytics with Human Intelligence: Outlier Analysis for Decoding Unconventional Plays Ben Stephenson Shell Abstract:   Thousands of wells are drilled and stimulated every year, and much data is generated in the process. How can we use this wealth of information to develop our oil and gas fields most effectively? And will analytics and machine learning preclude the need for traditional scientific inquiry and modeling? A fundamental conundrum is how to understand the relative contribution of the subsurface versus the drilling and completion practices to well performance. Data analytics can help, but not by itself; human thinking is still required. Two case studies are presented: the Montney play in Canada with 450 wells, and the Marcellus play in the US with 230 wells. In both plays, statistical analysis of large datasets did not suffice, forcing the creation of a novel technique called ‘Outlier Analysis’, in which specific hypotheses are systematically scrutinized against the production data. Emphasis is placed on understanding the very best and very worst wells within the range. The outcome was a step-change improvement in well performance in both plays, which provided confidence for a major investment decision for Canada. This methodology is rooted in the teachings of some of the great philosophers in history: Locke, Popper, and Kant, reminding us that scientific enquiry still has a role to play. With the evolution of data analytics and digitalization, the economic winners will be those that supplement it with human intelligence, based on sound physical principles and logical thinking.   Biography: Ben Stephenson is a Geoscience Advisor in the Completions Effectiveness Team for Unconventionals at Shell. He holds a BA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and a PhD from Oxford University on Himalayan tectonics and metamorphism. In his 20-year career with Shell, he has worked on conventional carbonate and geothermal fields around the world as a subject matter expert for fractured reservoirs. He now specializes in the interaction between hydraulic stimulation and the subsurface for field development decisions. He has authored over 30 external publications on a broad range of topics and is a regular speaker at conferences

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    Arlington, VA, United States

  • Distinguished Lecture - Susan Howes

    Friday, May 15, 2020, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM MT
    Details to come.

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    Grande Prairie, AB, Canada

  • Distinguished Lecturer: Marginal Fields How to Maximize Profit and Minimize Risk

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer 2019-20 Lecture Season       Marginal Fields How to Maximize Profit and Minimize Risk         John Pringle Bluefin Petroleum   Abstract:    Many offshore oil fields have been discovered which at the time of discovery were considered too small for further appraisal or development and were relinquished. Today some of these discoveries offer great opportunities for fast track and highly profitable developments. To be successful however, risks need to be mitigated. Often with marginal fields the data required to prepare Field Development Plans is incomplete, for example, lack of production testing, delineation wells and identification of fluid contacts. Compound this with lower in place volumes than pre-drill prognosis makes further appraisal hard to justify. This presentation shows how risks can be mitigated by developing clusters of fields using standardized Mobile Production Units and Storage Tankers, reprocessing seismic data, drilling horizontal wells and applying artificial lift. It tells the story of how a $2.2 billion company was created in a relatively short time by developing fields discovered and relinquished by others.   Biography:   John Pringle is a petroleum engineer with 30 years oil industry experience. He holds an MSc degree in petroleum engineering.  He started his career with BP in the North Sea after which he moved to the Middle East where he worked on a number of production optimization and de-bottlenecking projects in Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia. This was followed by a period in Libya as technical representative for PetroCanada.  Following this John moved to Thailand as the petroleum engineering manager for an Independent Operator who were developing offshore marginal fields. John was then transferred to Malaysia as Country Manager to set up the business and implement the development of three marginal fields under a Risk Service Contract.

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    Sydney, Australia

  • Innovation Themes for Oil & Gas Exploration past, present & future? (A 40 year perspective)

    Thursday, May 28, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
    Abstract: Innovation in Oil & Gas Exploration and Exploitation across S E Asia has been driven by necessity as product prices fluctuated, and profit margins had to be maximized in order to survive and provide “share holder” returns. New technology, ideas, and processes had to be mastered then applied in order to stay viable. Data was and still is key - but how it is compiled, processed and interpreted keeps evolving, reducing time needed and levels of uncertainty to help deliver profits. This talk will demonstrate how much has changed for the better over the last 40 years and will hopefully continue to do so over the next! Bio: Effectively retired Petroleum Geologist - Explorationist, New Ventures & Business Development specialist & advisor.  42 years of worldwide experience: including 19 years with US Independent UNOCAL; 3 years with Thailand State Oil Company PTTEP; 5 years with UK independent Serica Energy; 4 years with Malaysian conglomerate Genting Oil & Gas; and a year with Murphy Oil. Earlier years spent as Wellsite geologist, and final years with Polarcus trying to use MC3D to gain Equity. AAPG certified Petroleum Geologist, Fellow of the Geol Soc London; Active member of: AAPG, SPE, AIPN, PESGB, Geol Soc Malaysia and SEAPEX (past President twice)

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    singapore, Singapore

  • Vulnerability and Management of Water Injectors

    Monday, June 15, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MT
    Abstract:  Water-injection is commonly employed to supplement reservoir energy and improve sweep efficiency in oil developments. In such applications, the injectivity and longevity of water injectors drive productivity and recovery. However, injectors are vulnerable to impairments, resulting in their gradual injectivity decline and possible catastrophic failure. To maximise value from water injectors, a holistic understanding of their impairment mechanisms is imperative. This lecture examines injector impairment, and the conditions under which an injector fails. With impairments broadly classified into hard and soft mechanisms, both classes are explored, while elucidating the main factors controlling each of these. Options to mitigate impairments are discussed, while laboratory and field examples are reviewed. The main take-away from this lecture is a better understanding of how to competitively improve the performance and longevity of water injectors. Relevant tips include (i) robust network design, well planning and delivery; (ii) high-quality injection water; (iii) effective surveillance; (iv) management of operating envelopes; and (v) maximising uptime. Accounting for injector impairments in production forecasts, as well as providing injector redundancy and intervention budgets are considered good practices to deliver credible business plans, hence safeguarding incremental reserves linked to water-injection projects.   Biography: Following a 10-year stint in Shell Nigeria, Kazeem A. Lawal is currently the Head of Reservoir Engineering at FIRST Exploration & Petroleum Development Company, Nigeria. He holds a BSc degree in chemical engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University (Nigeria), as well as MSc and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from the University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria) and Imperial College London, respectively. He has extensive experience in reservoir engineering, spanning the industry, academia and consulting. He has authored more than 40 technical papers, and served as a technical reviewer for journals and conferences. He received the 2014 SPE-Africa regional award in reservoir description and dynamics.

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    Lloydminster, SK, Canada

  • D L-- Data Analytics with Human Intelligence: Outlier Analysis for Decoding Unconventional Plays

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST
    Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer 2019-20 Lecture Season       Data Analytics with Human Intelligence: Outlier Analysis for Decoding Unconventional Plays         Ben Stephenson Shell   Abstract:    Thousands of wells are drilled and stimulated every year, and much data is generated in the process. How can we use this wealth of information to develop our oil and gas fields most effectively? And will analytics and machine learning preclude the need for traditional scientific inquiry and modeling? A fundamental conundrum is how to understand the relative contribution of the subsurface versus the drilling and completion practices to well performance. Data analytics can help, but not by itself; human thinking is still required.   Two case studies are presented: the Montney play in Canada with 450 wells, and the Marcellus play in the US with 230 wells. In both plays, statistical analysis of large datasets did not suffice, forcing the creation of a novel technique called ‘Outlier Analysis’, in which specific hypotheses are systematically scrutinized against the production data. Emphasis is placed on understanding the very best and very worst wells within the range. The outcome was a step-change improvement in well performance in both plays, which provided confidence for a major investment decision for Canada.   This methodology is rooted in the teachings of some of the great philosophers in history: Locke, Popper, and Kant, reminding us that scientific enquiry still has a role to play. With the evolution of data analytics and digitalization, the economic winners will be those that supplement it with human intelligence, based on sound physical principles and logical thinking.   Biography:   Ben Stephenson is a Geoscience Advisor in the Completions Effectiveness Team for Unconventionals at Shell. He holds a BA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and a PhD from Oxford University on Himalayan tectonics and metamorphism. In his 20-year career with Shell, he has worked on conventional carbonate and geothermal fields around the world as a subject matter expert for fractured reservoirs. He now specializes in the interaction between hydraulic stimulation and the subsurface for field development decisions. He has authored over 30 external publications on a broad range of topics and is a regular speaker at conferences.

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    Sydney, Australia