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  • Data Driven Model for Anomaly Detection – Case Studies from Oil and Gas Applications

    Thursday, October 31, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Topic: Data Driven Model for Anomaly detection – Case Studies from oil and gas applications   In data science, anomaly detection is the identification of deviation of a specific data point or often apparently unrelated set of complex data from normal expected paths. E & P companies are spending millions of dollars, towards building cognitive anomaly detection processes to ensure optimal performance of their respective exploration and production assets. Traditional physics-based modeling, performance measurement, and diagnostic techniques used in E&P industry, are ineffective given volatility of operating practices, hybrid designs, variety, and unevenness in data collected from the field. They require constant modifications and often are sub-optimal to successfully quantify the real-time impact of dynamic operating environments; resulting in significant NPT. In this talk, I will be discussing on two case studies, where we leveraged structured and unstructured data from drilling and production towards building an anomaly detection model. Bio: Geetha Gopakumar Nair is a Senior Tech Advisor / Data scientist for Halliburton-Landmark. She leads customer co-innovation engagements in Machine Learning (ML) / Data Science (DS) space. She is a highly accomplished computational physicist / data scientist with 15+ years of global experience across India, Japan and US. She works closely with individual Product Service Lines (PSLs) within Halliburton (Sperry, Production Enhancement, Artificial Lift, Drill Bit Services) and with external customers from North America, Latin America and MENA service regions in solving business problems.     She holds a PhD in Computational Atomic Physics from Indian Institute of Astrophysics, India and a Master of Science degree in Applied Physics from Gandhigram Rural Institute, India.  Dr. Geetha has previously worked as a research faculty for 5 years each at University of Tokyo and Tokyo Metropolitan University before joining Halliburton Landmark.  She has published more than 40 peer reviewed technical papers with 590+ citations (h-index ~ 14). Dr. Geetha also has been reviewer of various international journals like Journal of Chemical Physics (American Institute of Physics), International Journal of Quantum Chemistry (Wiley), Physics Letters (Elsevier) and Molecular Physics (Taylor & Francis). She has also been a speaker at several conferences across the globe and has co-authored book chapters.  

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    Houston, 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

  • 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  

  • Complete the Machine Learning Life Cycle with production deployment

    Thursday, December 5, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Title: Complete the Machine Learning Life Cycle with production deployment  Machine Learning is one of the biggest value generator in Analytics in the recent years. The data science workflow for machine learning models has started to extend beyond evaluations and there is an increasing demand to set up models at scale in production. The talk will focus on the next crucial steps to operationalize a successful Machine Learning pilot. In order to start capturing business value of a model for competitive advantage, it needs to be effectively deployed into production. It is important for every decision-maker to understand how Machine Learning Model production deployment and support work and how to reduce the risk of failure to sustain a Data Science solution. Mr. Tamas Toth Upstream Data Science Supervisor for ExxonMobil as a member of ExxonMobil IT (EMIT), Data Science & Analytics organization. In his role he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the EMIT Upstream Data Science group. As Data Science Supervisor, he organizes and facilitates business critical engagements and leads the Data Science culture change within ExxonMobil. He oversees autonomous teams including employees, contractors, third parties, and contacts in academia in developing and implementing new and emerging solutions.   The EMIT global Data Science & Analytics organization, Data Science group is a multidisciplinary team of technical professionals who work closely with research and business units to discover, develop, and apply cutting-edge computing technologies and tools for solving ExxonMobil’s toughest energy challenges.   Previously Mr. Toth assumed the Analytics Architect position in ExxonMobil IT Strategy, Architecture & Technology (A&T) organization. In this capacity, he provided strategic application architecture direction and roadmap for implementing analytics solutions at ExxonMobil. A&T establishes and manages IT direction, architectures, and IT standards for ExxonMobil and monitors technology trends to determine which technologies are providing enough benefit for an early use.   Mr. Toth has been employed with the word wide operations of ExxonMobil Corporation since 2004. In a career spanning 15+ years, he has held technical and managerial positions in IT units covering Data Science, Analytics, Data Warehouse management, supporting UNIX environments and established Process Automation services.   Mr. Toth obtained a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and advanced degree in Business Management. In his spare time he loves to go out and do street photography and to contribute to Linux open source communities.

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    Houston, TX, United States

  • 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 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

  • Landmark Well Construction 4.0 Training Course

    Tuesday, January 14 - Saturday, January 18, 2020
    Dear SPE Baghdad Section Members and other Petroleum Engineers, Our section provide a Training opportunity in Landmark Well Construction 4.0 Software, with an international certificate issued by Halliburton , one of the world's largest oil services companies. - Targeted groups: 1- Petroleum engineers in oil companies 2- M.Sc and Ph.D postgraduate students Petroleum Engineering. 3- Academics in the Faculties of Petroleum Engineering. 4- Recent graduated Petroleum Engineers. 5- Researchers in the field of Petroleum Engineering. - Course fees: the course was provided Complimentary from Halliburton to Baghdad section for supporting our activities. Our Section will charge a symbolic amount of 30,000 IQD only from each participant for the purpose of covering the Hall booking fees, hospitality and course requirements ). - Awarded Certificate: an international certificate issued by Halliburton . - The participant will be provided with a copy of the software with licence. - The deadline for registration for the course is   26/12/2019, as well as seats are very limited. - The participant must bring with him his laptop which contains certain specifications in order to run the software and as listed below, please review the requirement carefully:   Supported Platforms and Databases for R5000.15.1 • Windows 10 Enterprise, 64-bit • Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit Recommended  for Windows 10 64-bit Platform Minimum  for Windows 10 64-bit Platform •Windows® 10 Enterprise, 64-bit •Windows® 10 Enterprise, 64-bit •4 x 2-GHz processor or greater •4 x 2-GHz processor •8 GB RAM or greater •4 GB RAM •SVGA Color Monitor •SVGA Color Monitor •3 GB or more disk space •3 GB disk space (with everything installed) •For Standalone systems, should have parallel port or USB port •For Standalone systems, should have parallel port or USB port

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    Baghdad, Iraq

  • Landmark Well Construction 4.0 Training Course

    Tuesday, January 14 - Saturday, January 18, 2020
    Dear SPE Baghdad Section Members and non SPE Members, Training course opportunity in the Landmark Well Construction 4.0 program now is available for the benefit of our section with an internationally accredited certificate issued by Halliburton,  one of the world's largest oil field service companies . About the course  - Targeted groups:  1- Petroleum Engineers in oil companies. 2- Petroleum Engineering postgraduate students (M.sc and Ph.D). 3- Academics in the petroleum Engineering dept. in universities. 4- Recent graduated Petroleum Engineers. 5- Researchers in the field of Petroleum engineering. - Course fees: (the course is free and provided as a donorship for our section from Halliburton to support our activities, but our Section will charge a symbolic amount of 30,000 IQD only from each participant for  covering the hall booking fees, hospitality and Training Course requirements ). - Certificate after passing the course:  International certificate issued by Halliburton. - The participant will be provided with a copy of the Landmark software with License. - The deadline for registration is December 26 2019 , and the seats are very limited. - The participant must bring with him a laptop that contains certain specifications for running the Software and as shown below,  Please review the requirement Carefully :   Supported Platforms and Databases for R5000.15.1 • Windows 10 Enterprise, 64-bit • Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit Recommended  for Windows 10 64-bit Platform Minimum  for Windows 10 64-bit Platform •Windows® 10 Enterprise, 64-bit •Windows® 10 Enterprise, 64-bit •4 x 2-GHz processor or greater •4 x 2-GHz processor •8 GB RAM or greater •4 GB RAM •SVGA Color Monitor •SVGA Color Monitor •3 GB or more disk space •3 GB disk space (with everything installed) •For Standalone systems, should have parallel port or USB port •For Standalone systems, should have parallel port or USB port

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    Baghdad, Iraq

  • Monthly Technical Lecture

    Thursday, January 16, 2020, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM WAT
    The Monthly Technical Lecture would hold as follows: Date: 16th January 2020 Venue : Prestige Hotel and Suites, by Ihama/Oni Junction on Airport Road, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. Time: 4pm prompt The topics to be discussed at the Technical Meeting include: 1. Gas Saturation Quantification Behind Casing - Ikechukwu Okafor (Senior Geoscientist at Baker Hughes) 2. Optimized Well Placement Using FPWD And Reservoir Navigation Services - Ikechukwu Nwabueze (Senior Geoscientist at Baker Hughes) For further enquiries, contact the following: 1. Odunayo Oladugba - SPE Benin-City Section Chairman 08092448828 2. Ikponmwosa Ohenhen - SPE Benin-City Programs Chairman 08029178433 Endevour to attend

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    Benin-City, Nigeria

  • Enhanced Production Through Surface Facilities Sand Management

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM CT
    The Flow Assurance Technical Section recommends the following DL webinar to our membership. Enhanced Production Through Surface Facilities Sand Management 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. Speaker 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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  • Distinguished Lecture - Enhanced Oil Recovery

    Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM CT

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    Williston, ND, United States

  • Engineering and Project Management on rigless integrated well intervention

    Thursday, January 30, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM GB
    Keep a date with us as this promises to be exciting

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    Port Harcourt, Nigeria

  • «SPE Distinguished Lecturer»

    Monday, February 3, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM RTZ6
    03 февраля (понедельник) состоится выступление заслуженного лектора SPE – Gabor Hursan. Don’t miss this SPE Distinguished Lecturer! Тема лекции: «Магнитно-резонансная технология: от медицинской до нефтяной промышленности». Magnetic Resonance Technology: from Medical to the Oil Industry Место проведения: Hilton Garden Inn Krasnoyarsk Конференц-зал: Хатанга. Время начала: 19:00

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    Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation

  • 2020 SPE Bangladesh Section DLP

    Thursday, February 6, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM BT
    Upcoming Distinguished Lecture Program,  Bangladesh Section  Date/Time: Feb 09, 2020 at 03:00 PM. Location:  Dhaka, Bangladesh Lecturer: Shahid Azizul Haq  Schlumberger

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    Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • SPE Distinguished Lecturer Meeting_February_14_2020

    Monday, February 10 - Friday, February 14, 2020
    February 2, 2020 Dear Member, How Resilient Are We? An Examination of the Vulnerabilities of Upstream and Downstream Infrastructure to Natural Disasters and its Mitigation Effort We hope you can join us, and make the most of SPE Distinguished Lecturer–Hitesh Mohan’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. New Delhi Section Friday, February 14, 2020 1500 Hours onwards followed by High Tea Managment Centre, DUB, ONGC, Vasant Kunj,New Delhi Abstract: Natural disasters continue to be prevalent across the world. Tsunamis can impact regions surrounding the Ring of Fire and climate change is leading to more severe tropical cyclones. Global supply and demand is threatened as much of the world’s infrastructure is located on coastlines. To protect global supply and demand, we have conducted a detailed assessment of infrastructure along all of the U.S. coasts vulnerable to intense natural events. The Study also looked at major natural disasters effecting the petroleum industry across the globe This presentation addresses: what is vulnerable? Are we resilient? What are the global impacts? As a first step following Superstorm Sandy, an infrastructure reliability and resiliency study was conducted. For the study, various disaster impacts were examined to assess their resiliency to disruptions globally. Since then, the author has examined other effects such as sea level rise and high winds. The study also looked at both short-term and long-term global supply and demand disruptions. Additionally, past events and expertise were used to assess the probability and severity of resulting damage from a natural disaster. Assessments have helped develop mitigation strategies such as alternative routes, berms, communication and new storage options for coastal infrastructure. Reliable and consistent petroleum supply to consumers is vital to the global economy. Our study highlights that any infrastructure disruption can cause severe global economic downturns. The presentation focusses on the disruptions in the US and around the world. Case studies for significant disasters will be presented. An Extra 45 Minutes Can Provide a World of Knowledge! Rahul Bali Program Chair +91 955 980 8787 Society of Petroleum Engineers - New Delhi Section 222 Palisades Creek Drive, Richardson, Texas 75080 +1.972.952.9393 | E-mail | SPE members receive periodic emails on events and programs related to the section to which they belong. If you no longer wish to receive emails from this section, please opt-out. You may also choose to review your email preferences with SPE International.

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    New Delhi, India

  • Distinguished Lecture: What Happens When Heavy Oil and Solvent Mix?

    Monday, February 10, 2020, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM MT
    ABSTRACT Heavy oil is a significant global resource but is challenging to recover and process due to its high intrinsic viscosity. One method to reduce its viscosity is to add solvent. Mixing heavy oil and solvent sounds simple in principle but can lead to surprisingly complex results. Multiple phases may form and the viscosity of these phases can span five orders of magnitude. Hence, it is vital to accurately measure and predict the phase behavior and properties of these mixtures in order to appropriately design and operate solvent-based heavy oil processes. The purposes of this presentation are to: 1) illustrate the potential outcomes when solvent is added to heavy oil; 2) highlight the current strengths and limitations in modeling these outcomes. In particular, two aspects of these mixtures are considered: phase behavior and viscosity. First, the phase behavior of mixtures of heavy oil and light n-alkanes is reviewed, including vapor-liquid boundaries, liquid-liquid boundaries, and asphaltene-rich phase yields over a wide range of pressures, temperatures, and compositions. The nature of the heavy liquid phase (from dispersed glassy particulates to a viscous liquid) is examined and the kinetics of the phase change is discussed. The performance of equations of state in modeling the phase behavior for mixtures of heavy oil and solvent is assessed. Second, the effect of solvent addition on heavy oil viscosity is shown and different approaches for predicting the viscosity of these mixtures are examined. The data and modeling approaches shown in this presentation are the product a decade of research and have application in many industrial processes including in situ recovery processes, oil sands froth treatment, solvent deasphalting, and flow assurance. The current status of heavy oil/solvent processes is reviewed with a focus on the role of phase behavior and properties in selected applications is discussed. The one takeaway idea is that phase behavior can be complex; it can make your project if understood and break it if not. BIOGRAPHY Harvey Yarranton is a Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary and is the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Heavy Oil Properties and Processing. Previously, he worked in petroleum engineering at Dome Petroleum Ltd. and Amoco Canada Ltd. His research interests include the phase behavior and properties of heavy oils and solvents, the fundamentals and treatment of water-in-oil emulsions, and oil sands extraction and froth treatment. He authored or coauthored more than 90 journal papers. He holds a B.Sc. (1985) and a Ph.D. (1997) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta. He is an associate editor of SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering and is the recipient of a 2010 SPE Outstanding Service and 2016 “A Peer Apart” awards.
    Edmonton, AB, Canada

  • Distinguish Lecture Talk : Using the Movement of Fluids in Geological Time to Improve Reservoir Char

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM SAT
    Please join us at our Distinguish Lecture Talk in February 11 by Bruce James, Titled: Using the Movement of Fluids in Geological Time to Improve Reservoir Characterization.
    Cape Town, South Africa, South Africa

  • SPE Tyumen Section :: 2019-2020 DL Season :: Long Jiang (Schlumberger)

    Monday, February 17, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM RTZ4
    Long Jiang Schlumberger Abstract Cased hole water saturation conditions are more complicated versus open hole as the sensors measure through the casing/tubing and cement thicknesses. Traditionally the pulsed neutron tools were used to provide the formation sigma (∑) and carbon/oxygen (C/O) ratios. The cased hole formation resistivity (CHFR) was introduced in year 2000. The latest technology, known as new generation pulsed neutron tool was made available in 2017. The principles and applications of all methods are discussed including regional case studies demonstrating the benefits and impact to the field development. Saturation determination practical steps are also presented for in tubing completions. More activities are being carried out in cased hole operations, due to the low oil price outlook. The goal is to produce more hydrocarbon from the mature fields at lower costs. These practices prove good timing to discuss and review the traditional versus the new technology used in cased hole water saturation measurements. The applications include evaluation of bypassed pay, alternative to lack of open hole data due to difficult well conditions, reservoir monitoring with time-lapse analysis, risk and cost minimization through planned cased hole logging providing important benefits to the petroleum industry. Biography Long Jiang joined Schlumberger as a field engineer in November 1984. He has worked in many areas including Asia, the Middle East, the North Sea, and Canada. In 2000 he was assigned as senior petrophysicist in Calgary,Canada. He moved to Bangkok,Thailand in 2004 as senior petrophysicist for the region of Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Long has been principal petrophysicist in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia since October 2007.He worked various projects in South Asia, South East Asia, China and Europe. He is an author of SPE and SPWLA papers as well as a member of both societies.

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    Tyumen, Russian Federation

  • 36-Hour Occupational Safety and Health Supervisor

    Thursday, February 20 - Monday, February 24, 2020
    Dear SPE Baghdad Section Members and others, Our section provide a Training opportunity in Occupational Safety and Health Supervisor in Cooperation with Ishtar for training and HR Development Co. (Authorized Training Provider "ATP"). After Completing the Course and passing the exam, the participant will be awarded 8 International Certificates and ID Card issued by OSHAcademy based in USA , one of the  private training institutions which provides training courses according to the standards of U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). COURSE DESCRIPTION The training course of Occupational Safety and Health Supervisor from OSHAcademy in USA is considered one of the very important courses globally, which opens broad prospects for entering the labor market with national and international oil companies working in Iraq. Supervisors are invaluable to a world-class safety culture. As an "agent of the employer," every supervisor has a legal obligation to understand his or her safety responsibilities in the workplace. This program helps supervisors develop the knowledge and skills to fulfill those responsibilities and be an effective leader. PARTICIPANTS BENEFITS Becoming a true safety leader is not a one-stop destination, but rather a continual journey. By completing this program, you will be able to: Stay current on OSHA's regulations. Learn how to effectively investigate accidents. Monitor employees. Evaluate safety management systems. Managing the work-site in terms of occupational safety and health. Daily report and accident investigation. Responsibilities of the safety supervisor at the work-site. Risk analysis, risk level analysis and risk control. Work permits types. COMPANIES BENEFITS Employees are typically under the watch of your first line of management - your supervisors. Because of their daily influence on employees and their hands-on mentality, you should put your safety supervisors through this program so you can: Impact the success of your safety management system. Ensure all employees implement and follow safety standards. Properly identify the hazards each level of employee faces. Find areas where safety can be improved. Avoid costly liability and workers' compensation. COURSE FEES The official course fees without discount $ 450 As a support for SPE Baghdad Section activities, there are discounts from the Ishtar Co (Authorized Training Provider) and OSHAcademy and as the following:  30% discount for SPE members ( Fees after discount $ 315 ) 15% discount for non-SPE member ( Fees after discount $ 388 ) For those wishing to join the SPE with Baghdad Section, They will be treated as a member in terms of discount, and the fees will be $ 340 ($ 315 + $ 25 membership fees). Note: All the fees will be paid to Ishtar Co. (ATP) and our section's role will be to  organize the course only. WHO CAN ATTEND Petroleum Engineers in oil companies. Other Engineers or employees in Oil Companies who works in the Occupational Safety and Health Departments. Unemployed Engineers who willing to enhance their career to work in the Occupational Safety and Health Departments in Oil Companies. Academics in the Faculties of Petroleum Engineering. Recent graduated Petroleum Engineers and other Specialties. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION Thursday 13/2/2020 IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION REGARDING TIMING The timing was chosen to match the employee's working hours, where timing of the course will be as follows: Thursday, Friday, Saturday (20-22 February) 9 am - 1 pm Sunday, Monday (February 23-24) 4 PM - 8 PM

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    Baghdad, Iraq

  • SPE KL YP Oil Connection Series

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM SGT
    Join us for our first Young Professionals Oil Connection Series (YPOCS) where Young Professionals can learn and engage with our invited speaker; Dr. Jay Mariyappan (PETRONAS Head of New Energy) “The Rise of New Energy” 26 FEB 2020 (Wednesday) Open to ALL Young Professionals. Please RSVP below as seats are limited
    Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Malaysia

  • Getting to Sanction in 3 Months – Engineering Perspective

    Thursday, February 27, 2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Abstract: The discussion will be a case study of design simplifications for a subsea tie-back (including flow assurance FEED) to enable investment decision in 3 months. Simplifications included design to mitigate asphaltene and hydrate challengesalong with a long tie-back in deepwater GoM. An integrated team including subsurface, facilities and flow assurance enabled the decision with partner approval for a brownfield tie-back. Short Bio: Nikhil has 20+ years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry in production, reservoir, facilities and asset management. He is a chemical engineer from University of Houston and has an ALM (Finance) in ExtensionStudies from Harvard University and has published over 50 papers and presentations

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  • Getting to Sanction in 3 Months – Engineering Perspective

    Thursday, February 27, 2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Abstract: The discussion will be a case study of design simplifications for a subsea tie-back (including flow assurance FEED) to enable investment decision in 3 months. Simplifications included design to mitigate asphaltene and hydrate challengesalong with a long tie-back in deepwater GoM. An integrated team including subsurface, facilities and flow assurance enabled the decision with partner approval for a brownfield tie-back. Short Bio: Nikhil Joshi Nikhil has 20+ years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry in production, reservoir, facilities and asset management. He is a chemical engineer from University of Houston and has an ALM (Finance) in ExtensionStudies from Harvard University and has published over 50 papers and presentations

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  • We're Edmontonians: We don't Hibernate and We don't Turtle!

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM MT
    Come out to meet Industry colleagues in our region, make new contacts and enjoy Free Wings. Beverages courtesy of GR Energy Services !!!!
    Edmonton, AB, Canada

  • Distinguished Lecture: “Reservoir Engineering While Drilling” in Horizontal Wells

    Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM MT
    ABSTRACT Over the past forty years, steering a horizontal well in conventional reservoirs has evolved from geometric to geological to structural and now productivity steering. This talk is aimed to summarize the evolution of wellbore steering, the impact of logging-while-drilling on well and reservoir performance, and the real-time application of reservoir engineering fundamentals while drilling these horizontal wells. The talk also addresses questions like: • What is the deliverability (PI, Q) of the horizontal drilled interval? • What is the impact of changing wellbore trajectory while drilling (sensitivity analysis) on PI? • How can we steer a horizontal well to maximize productivity and/or recovery and/or minimize flow assurance issues? BIOGRAPHY Shahid Azizul Haq is Reservoir Engineering Advisor in Schlumberger. He is subject matter expert on formation testing (FT), production logging (PL) and pressure transient analysis (PTA). He has been with Schlumberger for more than 30 years and most of his firsthand experience of FT/PL/PTA stem from working in Middle East (Syria, UAE, Saudi Arabia & Qatar), an environment rich in horizontal wells. For the past 10 years, Shahid is working as the Global Reservoir Domain Head for Schlumberger Drilling & Measurements where his primary role is to manage the development of new formation testing and reservoir engineering techniques/workflows/answer products for the "while drilling" environment. He has pioneered the workflow of Real Time Productivity Steering also known as RTPS, a key enabler for the real-time application of reservoir engineering while drilling horizontal wells. Shahid has co-authored 16 papers (out of his 26 papers) focused on horizontal wells either regarding formation testing or production logging or productivity steering. He holds BS and MS degrees in petroleum engineering. Shahid has been a member of various SPE, SPWLA and IPTC program committees as well as the Editorial Review Committee for SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering. Shahid received 2017 SPE Regional Service Award for Gulf Coast North America Region.
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  • Training Opportunity in Techlog Software (Petrophysical platform) in cooperation with Schlumberger

    Tuesday, March 24 - Saturday, March 28, 2020
    SPE BAGHDAD SECTION & SCHLUMBERGER COOPERATION Schlumberger believes in cooperation and development of the local community to increase the employability of engineers and the development of technicians, engineers and academics. The vision of SPE Baghdad Section and Schlumberger met and they offered the training course at no cost (for free) in partnership with our Section to support our voluntary activities in serving oil & Gas industry in Iraq, Schlumberger will offer the Instructors, Techlog software licenses to the participants, and participants training certificates at no cost. COURSE DESCRIPTION Study of the rock properties by petrophysical techniques using electrical, nuclear and acoustic sources is an important procedure for Petroleum Engineers and Geologists to evaluate formation and reservoir properties. The intent of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge which can be built upon later (as well log analysis requires plenty of real-life experience). The course will introduce the basic petrophysical properties of common reservoir rocks and then introduce the various logging tools which enable their measurement. Further, conventional log interpretation techniques for the most common reservoir scenarios are introduced. COURSE OUTCOMES  Understand the fundamentals and explanations for conventional well log method. Determine lithology, porosity, and fluid saturation from logs. Know the interpretive techniques using logs individually and in combination. Develop a better understanding of why so many logs are necessary for the proper evaluation of a formation, and which ones are preferred under specific circumstances. Understand the Techlog interface and data structure. Enhance data management and quality control. Use basic plotting tools. Use the Quanti Quick Look for Quick Look log analysis. Create workflows for multiwell deterministic evaluation using Quanti. Computing Petrophysical Summaries and generating. Summaries report. TARGETED GROUPS  Petroleum engineers in all oil companies, graduates of petroleum engineering, academics in petroleum engineering colleges, recently graduated petroleum engineers, researchers in the field of petroleum engineering, fuel and energy engineers, academic and graduates of geology, geophysics, oil training institute graduates and other related disciplines. COURSE REGISTRATION FEES As SPE Baghdad Section works voluntarily to serve the Iraqi Petroleum engineer and oil industry in Iraq and for the purpose of covering the logistics fees of organizing the course such as reserving the training hall, Coffee break and other logistical needs to host the trainees in the best possible training environment, our Section will quote a symbolic amount of fees from each participant to cover the above expenses and as follows: - 40,000 IQD only per participant for SPE members. - 60,000 IQD only per participant for non-SPE members. - For those wishing to join SPE Baghdad Section and obtain a universal membership and a global certificate of membership and ID Card as well as take advantage of all Symposiums, conferences and international courses organized by our section and available discounts they will be treated as SPE members in quoting fees  (the total amount is 75,000 IQD, including membership for a year (25 USD) and participation fees for the course (40,000 IQD). AWARDED CERTIFICATE A globally accredited training certificate issued by Schlumberger Company. SOFTWARE SPECIFICATIONS The participant must bring with him a personal computer (laptop) and he/she will be provided with a copy of the software with license from Schlumberger. T he required specifications for run the software is as follows: Minimum Supported Specifications of Participant Computer Operating System Windows 10, 64-bit Processor Multi-core processor (best with a fast clock speed and high cache) Memory 8 GB Display Single display 1280 x 1024 pixels Graphics NVIDIA Quadro mid-range card with driver’s version: 347.88 Network 1 Gbps Disk storage Hard-Disk Drive (HDD) Recommended Specifications of Participant Computer Operating System Windows 10, 64-bit Processor Quad-core processor (best with a fast clock speed and high cache) Memory 16 GB Display Dual display 1920 x 1200 pixels Graphics NVIDIA Quadro mid-range card with driver’s version: 347.88 Network 1 Gbps Disk storage Hard-Disk Drive (HDD) COURSE DATE 24-28 March, 2020 (Included on Friday and Saturday to allow the employees to participate). REGISTRATION DEADLINE The deadline for registration for the course is March 4, 2020 and the seats are very limited.

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  • Postponed ! DL - Engineered Well Design: From Spud to Abandonment

    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Due to the current developments and the health and safety of our members and guests being our highest priority we are postponing this event and will let you know about the new date in due time.  Read here SPE's Response to COVID-19 .   Distinguished Lecturer 2019-20 Season Enhance your knowledge and grow professionally by hearing these experts in their fields. An extra 45 minutes can provide a world of knowledge! Engineered Well Design: From Spud to Abandonment Hussain Rabia  (EPL) 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 suspension and abandonment of wells will be discussed using current regulatory requirements. Our evening events are structured as following:  18:00 Registration and Networking 18:30 Distinguished Lecture 19:15 Q&A 19:30 Networking Dinner          (Members 20 GBP, Non-Members 25 GBP, Student Members free) 21:00 End    The SPE Great Yarmouth Petroleum Section is looking forward to many guests and hopes that you will join us to make the most of Dr. Hussain Rabia's visit to our section. Please get your eventbrite ticket or send an email to  tonia@modgy.co.uk , so that we make sure to arrange for enough seats.  When? to be confirmed Where? Imperial Hotel , 13-15 North Dr, Great Yarmouth NR30 1EQ Costs? DL and Q&A free for everyone;   Networking Dinner: Members 20 GBP     Non-Members 25 GBP     Student Members free   (to be announced at time of booking and paid in cash on site) Biography: Dr Hussain Rabia is the  Managing 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 Engineering 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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  • Ensuring Your Asset is Ready for Operations

    Thursday, March 26, 2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Note that this event will be conducted as a SPE webinar only event. It is free for global SPE members via the webinar registration link below.  Webinar registration: https://webevents.spe.org/products/ensuring-your-asset-is-ready-for-operations This presentation covers the journey of ensuring that an asset is ready for operations, from a flow assurance as well as systems perspective.  Several “surprises” and lessons learned will be discussed that could trip even the best laid project plans.  It will cover the push for the digital transformation of the Oil and Gas Industry that’s changing how we design, build and operate assets.  The application of digital technologies is allowing the industry to not only speed up the phases of the project, but also allowing the industry cope with resource shortages.  Example field implementations will be discussed. Presenter: Name: Sonny Llave Position: Director, Intelligent Operations Company: Wood Group USA, Inc. Division: Wood Automation & Control Address: 17900 Park Row, Houston, TX 77084 Office: 281-600-3637 / Mobile: 346-313-4477 E-mail: Sonny.Llave@woodplc.com Bio: Dr. Sonny Llave is a Director for Wood .  He is based in Houston and manages the company’s global business development efforts for its consulting services and process solutions/simulation solutions and heads the America’s regional operations team.  His business unit under Wood’s Automation & Control division, Intelligent Operations, is an internationally-focused software and technical consulting services company providing fit-for-purpose design and operations solutions for the oil and gas production, processing and transportation industry.  Sonny has 30+ years experience in the petroleum industry, particularly in the upstream sector as technical lead, project manager and business development professional.  He has an MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana and a BS in Chemical Engineering and a BS in Industrial and Management Engineering from De La Salle University, Philippines.

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  • SPE DL LECTURES Online Events

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - Thursday, April 1, 2021
    Distinguished Lecturer Webinar Program

  • Free Webinars | SPE-191833-MS “Field Development Optimization Through Integrated Geosciences and Eng

    Thursday, April 23, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ART
    Estimados socios, Los invitamos a participar de nuestro próximo Webinar Técnico que dictará el Ing. Agustín Hren (Weatherford) sobre el estudio integrado de Geociencias que permitió una mejora sustancial en el desarrollo del Yacimiento Lindero Atravesado de Neuquén. Puede confirmar su presencia (evento de asistencia gratuita) mediante mail (gonzaloperezc@hotmail.com) o mediante nuestra página web. Rogamos dar difusión del evento y de la SPE a sus colegas. Esperamos contar con su ciber-presencia, Saludos, SPE Patagonia Section 2020-04-23_Webinar_-_Agustin_Hren.pdf

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  • Distinguished Lecturer | 24/4 15 hs | Todd Hoffman | EOR for Unconventional

    Friday, April 24, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ART
    Estimados, Los convocamos a participar de la charla del ciclo Distinguished Lecturer de la SPE Internacional mediante video-conferencia debido a que debido al contexto actual del Coronavirus el orador no podrá asistir personalmente a nuestra sección. Por favor agendar: Fecha: 24 de Abril Horario: 15 hs Plataforma: Webex Los interesados deben realizar una inscripción previa que vence el 23/4 a las 12 hs: https://bit.ly/3am7pBX Los inscriptos recibirán una invitación vía e-mail para poder sumarse el 24/04 a la exposición. Agradecemos a SPE Argentina y al IAPG por haber gestionado la conferencia por Webex. Esperamos puedan sumarse y que tengan una buena semana. Saludos, CD SPE Patagonia PD: Cualquier duda contactarse con Gonzalo Pérez Cometo, gonzaloperezc@hotmail.com Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) for Unconventional Reservoirs: The Next Big Thing? 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. #SPEPatagonia #unconventional #EOR #Upstream

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  • Management and Solutions to Gas Hydrates Problems: Learnings from the Lab to the Field

    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Note that this event will be conducted as a SPE webinar only event. It is free for global SPE members via the webinar registration link below.  Webinar registration: https://webevents.spe.org/products/management-and-solutions-to-gas-hydrates-problems-learnings-from-the-lab-to-the-field Description Abstract: In the present time, it is even more pressing that we develop and implement more efficient and smarter approaches for hydrate management, requiring a much deeper and broader understanding on hydrate thermodynamics and hydrate transportability in multiphase systems. In this talk, I will highlight some areas where key advances in the lab have enabled consequential impact into hydrate management in the field. While gaps remain, our efforts in bridging the basic research to the engineering solutions exemplify a diverse and innovative approach to translational research.  Short Bio: Amadeu Sum Amadeu Sum is a Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines and leads the Phases to Flow Laboratory. He has worked in flow assurance related topics for over 20 years covering gas hydrates, waxes, asphaltenes, and multiphase flow. He has worked on numerous JIPs and with DeepStar to advance the knowledge and develop solutions to flow assurance problems. He works closely with industry and numerous researchers around the globe.

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  • 7/5 18 hs - FreeWebinar Series - Punzados en No Convencionales (Delaloye/Aglieri Baker)

    Thursday, May 7, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ART
    Estimados, Los invitamos al evento cuyo flyer pueden descargar a continuación: 2020-05-07_SPE__Pat_Web_PzdosNOC.pdf Por favor registrarse como indica el archivo pdf. Muchas gracias. Saludos, Gonzalo Perez C. #SPEPatagonia #Upstream #wireline #SPE #oil #gas

  • Live Webinar | Landmark Solutions - Reservoir Simulation using Nexus | May 7, 2020

    Thursday, May 7, 2020, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM AT
    Dear SPE Baghdad Section Members (Professional & Student Chapters Members) In cooperation with Halliburton, we will continue to organize a series of Live Webinars that last from six days. When you have finished participation in all Webinars (Must), the participant will receive a   Certificate of Participation   issued from   Halliburton   for free, as a support of our Section activities. For that, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the 5 th live Webinar titled   "Landmark Solutions - Reservoir Simulation using Nexus"   that will be held in cooperation between SPE Baghdad Section and Halliburton - Landmark, Iraq. More information about the Webinar's Date, Time and Platform are available in the poster below: 

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  • Live Webinar | Landmark Solutions - Seismic Interpretation using DSG - Part 2 | May 8, 2020

    Friday, May 8 - Saturday, May 9, 2020
    Dear SPE Baghdad Section Members (Professional & Student Chapters Members) In cooperation with Halliburton, we will continue to organize a series of Live Webinars that last for six days (this webinar is the last one for this series). When you finish participation in all Webinars (Must), you will be eligible to receive a   Certificate of Participation   issued from   Halliburton   for free, as a support of our Section activities. For that, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the 6 th and final live Webinar with this series titled   "Landmark Solutions - Seismic Interpretation using DSG - Part 2"   that will be held in cooperation between SPE Baghdad Section and Halliburton - Landmark, Iraq. More information about the Webinar's Date, Time and Platform are available in the poster below: 

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  • Live Webinar | Surface Production Network Modelling | May 9, 2020

    Saturday, May 9, 2020, 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM AT
    Dear SPE Baghdad Section Members (Professional & Student Chapters Members) Again, we are pleased to invite you to participate in a new live Webinar with a new Industry Professional, this Webinar titled   "Surface Production Network Modelling"   and will be organized by our section. More information about the Webinar's Date, Time and Platform are available in the poster below:

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  • SPE Egypt YP May online monthly session

    Monday, May 11 - Wednesday, May 13, 2020
    Stay home! stay safe! We brought you an interesting session titled “The Future of The Oil & Gas Industry” Outlines: The 2020 Oil Price War, Where We Are Now The Impact Of COVID-19 On the Oil & Gas Industry Impact on US Shale Producers Industry 4.0 Transformation: Robotics, 5G, AI, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain, Cloud and Edge Computing, Cybersecurity,...etc World Energy Outlook to 2040 What will happen next in the job market? With our speaker for that session

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  • SPE Egypt YP May Monthly Session-2 (Data Analytics)

    Saturday, May 16 - Sunday, May 17, 2020
    With our 2nd session from the future of oil and gas industry series we would like to introduce to a trendy topic of the language of future data science in O&G Industry without speaker for the session we will answer the following: What is Data Science (DS)? What is Machine Learning (ML)? What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Internet of Things (IoT) in Oil and Gas What is Data Fusion (DF)? Where are we heading to? Saturday, May 16 at 9:00 pm live on our Facebook page you will meet with us

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  • DATE CHANGE - Compositional Simulation that is Truly Compositional

    Wednesday, May 27, 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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  • Oil Specific Pour Point Depressants for Two Asian Crude Oils

    Thursday, May 28, 2020
    Note that this event will be conducted as a SPE webinar only event. It is free for global SPE members via the webinar registration link below.  Webinar registration: https://webevents.spe.org/products/oil-specific-pour-point-depressants-for-two-asian-crude-oils Description Abstract: Crude oil with a pour point (PP) near to ambient temperatures, is at risk of production interruptions due to temperature fluctuations. This can be overcome or managed through the use of pour point depressants (PPD). PPDs can lower the PP, improve crude oil flowability, and reduce the production down time. Because crude oil is a complex mixture of chemistries, blending different types of PPD is a favorable approach to accommodate the polydispersity of oils. Herein, we blended PPDs for two medium gravity Asian crudes, AC-1 and AC-2 , and studied the effects when treated with PPD. We picked three single-component polymeric PPDs based on the following chemistries: (a) acrylate ( PPD-1 ), (b) AOMAC ( PPD-2 ), and (c) EVA ( PPD-3 ). All PPDs showed at least minimal effect on the PPs of AC-1 . In another approach, PPDs were blended together and the effect on PP was assessed. In AC-1 , synergistic effects were observed when using a combination of PPDs, suggesting individual PPDs targets different chemistries within in a crude oil. By contrast, blends of PPDs were screened in AC-2 but synergistic effects were not observed. In fact, some negative effects were spotted. Because there are different chemical compositions present depending on which crude oil you use, a tailored blend of PPDs will need to be use for optimum performance.  This work shows that PPD selection could be optimized via design of experiment (DOE). In both Asian crudes, PPD-2 showed the best performance and was selected as the main PPD component within the blend. PPD-2 was combined with others at different levels in order to achieve optimum performance. It is obvious that there are differences between AC-1 and AC-2 and that in general, chemical compositions of crude oils vary. This project evaluates the full potential and limitations of existing PPD chemistries and results imply a “lock and key” model – optimum performance is only achieved when the correct combination of PPDs are used. In order to achieve more efficient PPD solutions, development of new molecules is still of fundamental interest. Short Bio: Min Wang Min Wang is currently the Applications Manager for Oil & Gas and Water Technology of Croda Inc. She received her M.S. in Chemical Engineer from University of New Mexico and M.S. in Polymer Chemistry from Nanjing University. She worked previously as a researcher with a number of widely credited publications in the field of nano-sponge and superconductor at Los Alamos National Laboratory and SUNY, Stony Brook. She has since worked in the chemical industry for almost twenty years as a senior chemist and technical manager, which yields a number of patents and widely adopted new products. Her current focus is the customary applications of polymeric surfactants in wax and asphaltene control, drilling, and friction reducer.

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  • Ambassador Lecturer Program :: Call for Application

    Friday, June 5 - Saturday, June 13, 2020
    Dear All, Are you interested in registering as a globally recognized SPE Ambassador Lecturer and obtaining many volunteer opportunities? The Ambassador Lecturer Program "ALP" is where a Young Professional member of SPE visits a University to delivery an inspiring and informative presentation to students about not only the industry but also their personal experiences and part in it. It’s also an opportunity to explain what SPE is. The program gives SPE members a way to contribute to the E&P industry by sharing industry insights and practical career advice with young professionals, or by helping university students with academic and career direction. Eligibility: The Applicant must meet the following: 1. Holds Active SPE Membership with SPE Baghdad Section for 2020. 2. Young Industry Professional or Academic (Under 36 Years). 3. Have a minimum of 6 Years of Experience in Oil and Gas Industry. 4. Have good Presentation Skills and English language. Note: Due to COVID-19 Pandemic the Program will be delivered Online in the current time.

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  • SPE Ambassador Lecturer Program | Live Webinar | June 8, 2020

    Monday, June 8, 2020, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM AT
    Dear SPE Baghdad Section Members (Professional & Student Chapters Members) Again, we are pleased to invite you to participate in a new live Webinar through Ambassador Lecturer Program with a new Industry Professional, this Webinar titled   "Achieve Liner Production Casing Integrity through a Remedial Work by using Tie-Back Stem",   the event   will be organized by our section. More information about the Webinar's Date, Time and Platform are available in the poster below. Login Instruction  ❶ Please download and Install  ZOOM Cloud For Meeting  App in your Mobile or PC. The App is available free in App Store and Google play. ❷ After installing ZOOM Cloud For Meeting in your Mobile or PC, and at  09:00 PM on June 8, 2020 Please the Click Here to be directed to the Webinar automatically then just write the Password  0000   and your Full Name. ❸  Please Login into the meeting before 5 minutes at least. #SPE #Baghdad #AmbassadorLectureProgram

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  • SPE Ambassador Lecturer Program | Live Webinar | Jun15, 2020

    Monday, June 15, 2020, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM AT
    Dear SPE Baghdad Section Members (Professional & Student Chapters Members) Again, we are pleased to invite you to participate in a new live Webinar through Ambassador Lecturer Program with a new Industry Professional, this Webinar titled   " Problems while drilling Oil Wells ",   the event   will be organized by our section. More information about the Webinar's Date, Time, and Platform are available in the poster below. Login Instruction  ❶ Please download and Install  ZOOM Cloud For Meeting  App in your Mobile or PC. The App is available free in App Store and Play Store. ❷ After installing  ZOOM Cloud For Meeting  in your Mobile or PC, and at  09:00 PM on June 8, 2020,  Please Click Here  to be directed to the Webinar automatically then just write the Password  0000   and your Full Name. ❸  Please Login into the meeting before 5 minutes at least. #SPE #Baghdad #AmbassadorLectureProgram

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  • President's Visit: Shauna Noonan

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
    The SPE Singapore Section will have the honor of receiving the visit of Shauna Noonan, the SPE 2020 President.

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  • Middle East and North Africa Petrobowl Regional Qualifiers Competition

    Tuesday, June 23 - Saturday, July 25, 2020
    University of Zakho SPE Student Chapter team succeeded to become one of the elite 8 chapters among 72 chapters in MENA region with place 6th and the first one locally (among Iraqi participated chapters) in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region PetroBowl Qualification  Competition 2020 which was hosted by Abu Dhabi Section in Online sessions. Team members: 1-  Mohammed Khalid Abdullah - Team Leader, SPE Member ID:  5062270 2-  Siraj Mohammedraoof Jabar - Member 1, SPE Member ID: 5239102 3-  Abdulkhaber Yousif - Member 2, SPE Member ID: 5064612 4- Sewas Doski  -  Member 3, SPE Member ID: 5066288 5- Chiman Jamel - SPE Member ID: 5066211

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  • Porosity Determination from Mechanical Measurements in Carbonates

    Thursday, July 9, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
    Abstract: The advent of pressurised mud cap drilling (PMCD), where an underbalanced mud (“light annualar mud”, LAM”) is continually pumped down the annulus into a reservoir whilst drilling, allows for safe drilling of highly porous and permeable formations such as carbonate reefs. It has been applied successfully to wells drilled onshore and offshore in Papua New Guinea. The downside of the PMCD technique is high losses of seawater, drilling mud/fluid and cuttings into the formation leading to both porosity occlusion and an altered borehole environment inconsistent with assumptions used in classical log analysis. This makes evaluation of wireline and even logging whilst drilling logs problematic, with difficult determination of porosity and water saturation (Kyi, Han, Lee, Roberts, & Maeso, 2015). Since the initial point at which the bit penetrates the rock is when the rock has had least exposure of time to any invasion, it is proposed that the problems faced by conventional interpretation of electrical logs can be resolved through application of an alternative method that measures mechanical rock properties at the bit as the rock is drilled. This insight is not new. The term “drilling porosity” refers to techniques by which porosity of a formation being drilled could be determined solely from mechanical measurements such as rate of penetration, weight on bit and rotational speed without the need for any separate electrical logging tool. It is no coincidence that the introduction of drilling porosity methods coincided with the advent of computerised mud logging units in the late 1970s which allowed digital recording of surface drilling parameters for the first time. Accurate monitoring and collection of surface drilling data was a necessary component for development of drilling porosity logs. Mud logging companies promoted the use of drilling porosity as a real-time indication of reservoir quality and pore pressure during drilling (Zoeller, 1972). However, details behind the methods used were not published, presumably to preserve competitive advantage. As logging whilst drilling tools gained in popularity the technique has fallen into disuse, and drilling porosity is seldom used by industry today. Bio: Peter Kirkham is the Project Engineering and Commercialisation Manager at Twinza Oil where he helped to rediscover the Pasca A field and shape its development concept over the past five years. He holds degrees in in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and Petroleum Engineering from the University of NSW. Peter specialises in integration of knowledge and data across different technical and commercial disciplines to develop a comprehensive asset understanding.

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  • SPE Baghdad Section - Halliburton Workshop | 13-15 July, 2020

    Monday, July 13 - Wednesday, July 15, 2020
    Dear SPE Baghdad Section (Professionals & Students) Don't miss this opportunity, SPE Baghdad Section-Haliburton Workshop titled  "Data Management - Challenges & Solutions " This workshop will be organized by Halliburton in cooperation with our section for 3 days (13-15 July 2020) using Microsoft Teams Platform (online). After completing the Workshop, the participant will get a Certificate from Halliburton for free as a support for our section Activities. Login Instructions: 1. Install Microsft teams App on your mobile or Laptop it's available free on App Store, Play Store, and Microsoft Website. 2. Before 5 minutes of the event starting time (Preferred) each day from 13-15 July 2020, click on the link below , you will be redirected automatically to the online event, then select Join as a Guest ​ and write your full name 3. Event Link: https://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2f_%23%2fl%2fmeetup-join%2f19%3ameeting_YTlkZmZlZGItOGUxMC00ZTRhLTg4Y2QtZTRjZGRlMDcyMjcx%40thread.v2%2f0%3fcontext%3d%257b%2522Tid%2522%253a%2522b7be7686-6f97-4db7-9081-a23cf09a96b5%2522%252c%2522Oid%2522%253a%252234a174da-8c4c-4213-bcab-af7b1c920bc8%2522%257d%26anon%3dtrue&type=meetup-join&deeplinkId=0a61edaa-795a-434b-b63b-e8772d3e77aa&directDl=true&msLaunch=true&enableMobilePage=true&suppressPrompt=true More information about the event  is available in the Poster below: 

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  • Techlog Wellbore Software | Online Training Course | 23-25 July, 2020

    Thursday, July 23 - Saturday, July 25, 2020
    Dear SPE Baghdad Section (Professionals) After the successful training courses, workshops, and webinars which organized by our section in cooperation with largest oil services companies in the world for seeking of development in the main business market in Iraq and in continuation of this approach, It's our pleasure to inform you that our section will arrange online training opportunity in Techlog Software  (Petrophysical platform) in cooperation with Schlumberger, leading industrial services company. Schlumberger believes in the cooperation and development of the local community to increase the employability of recent graduates and the development of technicians, engineers, and academics. The vision of SPE Baghdad Section and Schlumberger met and they offered the training course at no cost (complimentary) in a partnership with our Section to support our voluntary activities in serving Oil & Gas community in Iraq, Schlumberger part will cover the training instructor, Techlog software licenses for the participants, training certificates. Course Syllabus (Agenda) Day 1: Theoretical introduction to well log techniques and analysis. Day 2: Practice on conventional log analysis using Techlog Quanti. Day 3: Introduction and practice on conventional log advance analysis (Quanti ELAN) More information about the course in the poster below: Registration Deadline  July 19, 2020, at 11:59 PM Baghdad time System Requirements Each participant should provide us with his computer MAC Address (Host ID) after being selected. 

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  • Reservoir Fluid Geodynamics

    Thursday, August 6, 2020, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM EAT
    Reservoir Fluid Geodynamics Abstract: Many techniques are used in industry to determine reservoir hydraulic connectivity from static data. These can be rock-based techniques such as seismic mapping, well to well correlations and geological modeling. Or they can be fluid based techniques such as pressure and fluid gradients. Fluid pressure gradients acquired with formation testers have a long been popular, but they are understood to be able to identify a lack of connectivity and cannot necessarily prove the presence of connectivity. One key technology that is commonly used for reservoir characterization is Downhole Fluid Analysis (DFA) as part of the wireline formation testing (WFT). The DFA allows to characterize the fluid in an oil column by performing several fluid identification stations at different depths, creating a continuous "fluid log “with hydrocarbons composition, density, viscosity, pressure and temperature- all in downhole conditions. Combining the DFA data from several well with recent advances in asphaltene science has made it possible to address reservoir connectivity.

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  • SPE Baghdad Section Symposium: Life Journey after Graduation

    Saturday, August 22, 2020, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM AT
    Dear SPE Baghdad Section (Professionals & Students) Don't miss SPE Baghdad Section Symposium titled "Life Journey after Graduation " The Symposium will be organized by our  section using the ZOOM Meeting Platform (online). The Symposium targets recent graduates and students of Petroleum Engineering and other majors, as well as very useful for employees at the beginning or middle of their career path and any other interested person. During the symposium, three specialized Iraqi speakers from leading international organizations and companies will be hosted. The first session will include orientation advice for young people on self-development after graduation, which will be delivered by Mr. Montdher/ MSc Candidate at the Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, and Ex Schlumberger Training and Development Manager in Europe. The second session will talk about how to write an influence & effective CV for fresh graduates as well as all other careers level, which will be delivered by Mr. Baraa / SPE Ambassador Lecturer in Professional Development and Mentor in Career Development / Communications Chairperson at SPE Baghdad Section. The third session will talk about the interview in international oil companies, their requirements, and skills - Halliburton Company as an example, which will be delivered by Mr. Ahmed / Technical Consultant at Halliburton - Landmark, Iraq. Login Instructions: 1.  Install  ZOOM Meeting App  on your mobile or Laptop it's available free on App Store, Play Store, and ZOOM Website. 2.  Before 5 minutes of the event starting time (Preferred), click on the link below , you will be redirected automatically to the online event write the passcode 0000 , then select Join as a Guest ​  and  write your full name. 3. Event Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82174054849?pwd=dmlEV3RJaVVVcjBsZGwrRjA2TkFJdz09 Note: You can use the Meeting ID: 821 7405 4849 also for login. More information about the event  is available in the Poster below: 

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  • Live Webinar | Ambassador Lecturer Program | August 28, 2020

    Friday, August 28, 2020, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM AT
    Dear SPE Baghdad Section Members (Professional & Student Chapters Members) Again, we are pleased to invite you to participate in a new live Webinar through Ambassador Lecturer Program, this Webinar titled   " Shut off unwanted (water/gas) interval(s) via perforation SQUEEZE with Balanced-plug Method ",   the event   will be organized by our section. More information about the Webinar's Date, Time, and Platform are available in the poster below. Login Instruction  ❶ Please download and Install  ZOOM Cloud For Meeting  App in your Mobile or PC. The App is available free in App Store and Play Store. ❷ After installing  ZOOM Cloud For Meeting  in your Mobile or PC, and at  09:00 PM on August 28, 2020, Please Click on the meeting link below to be directed to the Webinar automatically then just write the Password 0000   and your Full Name. ❸ Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86961827589?pwd=QS9UbjQ1MWZPdHZJSS9RektZMWJtUT09 Note: Please Login into the meeting before 5 minutes at least. #SPE #Baghdad #AmbassadorLectureProgram

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  • Active Oilfield Development while Preserving Fragile Ecosystems

    Monday, September 7, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EAT
    Developing offshore oilfields has always been a challenge. How is exploitation of such resources possible while preserving the sensitive environment? Balancing economic ambitions with environmental responsibility is illustrated with Manifa development, the largest offshore hydrocarbon development project, off Saudi Arabia’s coast. Manifa is a huge six-reservoir field stretching 45 km by 18km, lying in less than 15 metres of water. The field is capable of producing close to a million barrels of oil per day in a pristine environment.

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  • SPE Distinguished Lecturer 2019-20 Lecture Season |

    Monday, September 7, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM AT
    Dear SPE Baghdad Section (Professionals & Students) Don't miss this opportunity, the Distinguished Lecturer Program [DL] titled  "Liner Drilling: A Simple Solution to Complex Drilling Challenges ". This program was planned to be (Face-Face Event) in Baghdad, but due to COVID-19 Pandemic, it will be an online live event! Participation for SPE members:  Free Registration Instructions: As this event is exclusive to the members of the Baghdad section, an email will be sent to all members contains the instructions. More information about the event date, time, and the platform is available in the Poster below: 

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

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CST
    SPE Qatar Section and SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section (QSPE – QFTS) Study Group will present on Wed, Sep 9, 2020 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (GMT+03:00). Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/926304021    Description Abstract: Downhole sensing technology today provide engineers continuous measurements for flow condition diagnosis. The measurements include temperature, pressure, acoustic, and strain, with distributed temperature sensors (DTS) and distributed acoustic sensors (DAS) being more commonly used compared with other measurements. Since the optical fiber technology introduced to the industry, it has advanced dramatically. Many field applications have been proven effective and beneficial. From downhole flow condition characterization, we can diagnose flow problems, monitor, control, and optimize producing and injecting well performance, monitor well stimulation, both matrix acidizing and hydraulic fracturing, and optimize treatment designs. There are rich field application examples to show the potential of the technology. One of the keys of applying downhole sensing technology is to develop models and methodologies to interpret the senor measurements. This is challenging, because from data collection and processing, to model development, to invert the measured parameters to flow profiles, it is extremely mathematical and computationally intensive. In this lecture, we will review current status of downhole sensing technology, explain the available models and approaches for interpretation, and present field application examples including production profiling, horizontal well flow control, matrix acidizing optimization and multi-stage hydraulic fracture diagnosis. The lecture is based on publications by the author and other SPE publications. The lecture illustrates the power of DTS as a tool for production problem diagnosis and well performance optimization. Initial DAS interpretation model of flow distribution was developed to compare with the DTS interpretation. The across-interpretation of DTS and DAS confirms that approach and decreases the uncertainty of interpretation. Short Bio: Dr. Ding Zhu Dr. Ding Zhu is a Professor at Petroleum Engineering Department at Texas A&M University. She Holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China, a MS and PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering, both from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research areas are production engineering, well stimulation, intelligent well modeling and complex well-performance optimization. Dr. Zhu is an author of more than 150 technical papers, a co-author of text book, Petroleum Production Systems (2nd edition), and a co-author of a SPE book, Multilateral Wells. She has been a committee member and chairperson for many conferences and events with Society of Petroleum Engineers and is currently an associate editor for SPE Production and Operation Journal. She is a Distinguished Member of SPE.

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  • General Meeting - "A Leadership Approach to Management" with Dr. Behrooz Fattahi

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PT
    We are excited to announce the first meeting of the 2020-2021 season. As you know, our meetings are virtual while we all deal with the COVID-19 Pandemic. The meeting will be on  Tuesday noon September 15, 2020.  Our speaker will be SPE Distinguished Lecturer and 2010 SPE President  Dr. Behrooz Fattahi.  The title of his talk is :   A LEADERSHIP APPROACH TO MANAGEMENT We invite you to register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/ meeting/register/tZ0sc- yqrjwoHtys10ZJkfy17WIRYwYU3WtE After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  We also encourage you to log in the meeting 15 minutes ealier so that you could interact with your fellow GGS members and the speaker.   Looking forward to having everyone join us again at the Golden Gate Section Meetings   Abstract:  This lecture offers a discussion of perceptions of management and leadership, and how the ability to manage is augmented through leadership.  The talk is very beneficial for employees who work for managers, employees who want to become managers, and current managers who wish to become the future effective leaders. Although leadership training has become popular in recent years, it seems that lack of proper practice has diminished its impact on management effectiveness resulting in a persistent poor employee engagement at the workplace. While managers plan, organize, and measure value, leader managers take the additional steps of inspiring, motivating, enabling, and adding value.  It will be shown that the key to success for an organization is to transform its managers to leader managers through the ongoing process of soft competency learning followed by effective soft capable practicing.  The new MLM model which offers a new leadership approach to management is introduced, and explained.   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 companies in 2014.  In his last position as the Learning Advisor, he taught internal company technical courses including topics on reservoir engineering and enhanced oil recovery. He served as the Executive Editor of the SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering Journal, President of SPE Americas, VP-Finance, and SPE Foundation Vice President. He also served as a member of the United States National Petroleum Council. He is the recipient of AIME/SPE’s DeGolyer Medal for Distinguished Service, AIME’s Presidential Citation, recognized by SPE as a “Distinguished Member”, “A Peer Apart,” and elected as AIME/SPE’s “Honorary Member.”  He was a 2018-2019 SPE “Distinguished Lecturer.” Dr. Fattahi served as the 2010 President of SPE International, and he was elected as the 2014 President of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers.  He is now the President of the EnerTrain Institute, providing petroleum heavy oil training and consulting as well as lectures, and workshops on soft competencies internationally. #LeadershipDevelopment #Teamwork #Excellence #MasteringChange #Learning #Leadership

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  • SPE Baghdad Section WIN Symposium: Iraqi Woman in Energy: Challenges & Opportunities

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM AT
    Dear SPE Baghdad Section (Professionals & Students) Don't miss SPE Baghdad Section Woman in Energy Symposium titled  "Iraqi Woman in Energy: Challenges & Opportunities " The event will discuss the Challenges, Career Opportunities, and Oil & Gas companies efforts for empowering Iraqi women. Also, the event will highlight the success stories of 4 inspiring young Iraqi women. The Symposium will be organized by our  section  using the ZOOM Meeting Platform (online). The Symposium targets females especially, but males are also welcomed to participate. The event is sponsored by Halliburton and Schlumberger Login Instructions 1. Install ZOOM Meeting App on your mobile or Laptop it's available free on App Store, Play Store, and ZOOM Website. 2. Before 5 minutes of the event starting time (Preferred), click on the link below, you will be redirected automatically to the online event, then select Join as a Guest ​ and write your full name (MUST) . 3. Event Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86413073103  You can use the Meeting ID: 864 1307 3103 also for login. More information about the event is available in the Poster below: #WIN #SPEI

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  • 2020 AGM - Online for this year. Sept 17, 2020.

    Thursday, September 17, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM MY
    Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Singapore Section shall be held as follows: Date:  Thursday, September 17, 2020 Time:  6:00 pm to 6:40 pm  Venue:  Zoom meeting only  Agenda • Opening address by Section Chairperson • Confirmation of the Minutes of the 2019 AGM held on September 19, 2019. • Officer Nominations for the year to 2021 • Confirmation and Adoption of the Accounts for reporting financial year-end April 1, 2020 • Events update • Membership update • Any other business • To close the meeting To attend please see details below: Time: Sep 17, 2020 06:00 PM Singapore To join Zoom Meeting please email the secretary (PeterMark.Smith@bakerhughes.com) for the link. Passcode: 9VU1d2

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  • 2020 SPE Delta Section Golf Tournament - Team Registration (Reschedule)

    Friday, September 18, 2020, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Team Registration Come Support Energy and Engineering Education! $750/Team - Includes Cart and Greens Fee 4-Person Scramble Format Food and Drinks Before, After, and on the Course *** Use Registration Box to the right, enter your information, add to cart and check out, choose PayPal to pay with a credit card *** ***Team is not reserved until payment is received.  Please send M att Wandstrat   mattw@llog.com  the names of the players in your foursome.***

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  • Process Safety of Hydrate Blockage Depressurization

    Thursday, September 24, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
    Note that this event will be conducted as a SPE webinar only event. It is free for global SPE members via the webinar registration link below.  Webinar registration: https://webevents.spe.org/products/process-safety-of-hydrate-blockage-depressurization Description Abstract: Hydrate plugged a pipeline with gas flowing through water at elevated pressure, low ambient temperature, treated with a hydrate promoter and spiked with propane. Predictive methods accurately showed where the dominant blockage formed. During blowdown from 660 to 12 psia, hydrate redeposited in vent orifice. Field measured flow velocity reached 74 ft/s, wall shear at hydrate deposition reached 78 Pa. Hydrate deposited at that shear reduced the orifice area approximately by half, which extended the time to depressurize, affecting process safety. Blowdown time formula matched state-of-the-art multiphase transient simulation. Shear stress should be a common parameter reported by researchers in flow assurance. Short Bio: Taras Makogon Dr. Taras Makogon is a Flow Assurance specialist.  His primary focus is to help oil and gas companies solve complex fluid problems in operations, and to design new systems to prevent future problems based on experience. He has been gainfully employed in the energy industry helping people move faster and live longer.  He has a mining physics Engineer degree from the Gubkin University, MBA in Finance from HBU and a Doctorate in ChemE from CSM, holds several patents and serves on the SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section. His hobbies are overclocking and molecular modeling.

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  • Online Distinguished Lecture: Techniques to Reduce Operating Costs for Increased Reserves and Profit

    Thursday, September 24, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM MY
    Philip Hart 6:00 PM Thursday, September 24, 2020   Abstract:    Employing certain practices in past field operations reduced operating costs by over $4.4MM per year and helped increase reserves by more than 3 million barrels of oil (MMBO). These practices are broken into three main topics: Improving expense accounting accuracy and details Focusing on incremental individual operating costs to improve investment decisions Implementing innovative expense reduction techniques   The brief accounting overview concentrates on simplifying invoice coding, creating detailed equipment expenses, and developing more precise allocations. These improvements allow “troublesome” equipment to be identified and optimized, while providing improved financials.   The focus on determining individual operating costs allows shut-in wells to return to profitable production, pinpoints wells losing money, and improves the economics of workovers and new drill wells. Using this approach, one field increased reserves by more than 3 MMBO.   Lastly, nine operational techniques that reduced costs are reviewed in detail (and 10 more highlighted). These applications reduced pumping failures by 61% (saving $2.1MM/year), decreased energy costs by $1.3MM/year, and saved other expenses by $1.0MM/year.   With accurate detailed accounting, incremental individual well cost analysis, and cost cutting efforts, a field’s cash flow and reserves can be increased substantially.   Biography:    Philip Hart, as President of Excalibur Ventures, provides consultations to improve fields through  Reservoir and Operational Studies and also designs oilfield equipment for Omega Technologies in Houston, Tx. He started optimizing fields in 1978 as an Exxon Engineer, taught schools around the world, wrote SPE and SPWLA papers, and was President over companies that operated 2,300 wells. Working with innovative teams, Philip oversaw costs being reduced from $45MM to $25MM per year, while raising production from 13,500 to 19,000 BOPD and increasing valuations from $45MM to more than $300MM. Besides uncovering oilfield gems, he enjoys mission work and family time.  

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  • Women in Energy Committee | Call of Volunteering

    Sunday, September 27 - Sunday, October 4, 2020
    About the Committee The Women in Energy Committee (WIN) promotes gender diversity in E&P and creates opportunities for women to enable them to step into leadership roles and pursue their career goals. The committee currently comprises 4 members. Members are appointed for one-year terms, It can be extended according to the volunteer's activity. Qualifications and Experience 1- Hold SPE Professional Membership in Baghdad Section (If you don't have, you can apply also but you have to meet this condition after being selected) 2- Minimum BSs Degree in Oil and Gas related major. 3- Have a good English language. 4- Should have a demonstrated interest in promoting women in leadership roles and encouraging young women to study engineering through the section and chapters and should be. VOLUNTEERS ADVANTAGES 1. Hold a position within the SPE Baghdad Section. 2. The priority or free registration in any training opportunities provided by the section. 3. Creating networking opportunities and building relationships with International Oil Companies, Universities, and National Oil Companies. 4. Certificate of Recognition in the position. 5. Other benefits WIN ORGANIZATION AND POSITIONS VOLUNTEER ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES WIN Chair - Responsible for maintaining the reporting relationship between the local WIN committee and the global SPE WIN Standing Committee. - Responsible for sharing programming information for the global SPE WIN Standing Committee for possible sharing on the global WIN Social Media platform(s). - Responsible for the overall governance of the local WIN committee. - Accountable for managing relationships amongst stakeholders. - Responsible for submitting proposals to add or remove committee members to the Section Board of Directors or his representative for the purpose of deciding on the issue based on local community needs. - Accountable for documenting lessons learned from their local section and sharing those with the global SPE WIN Standing Committee. STEM Lead The STEM Lead is responsible for creating and supporting programming that will attract women to the (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)field. Key focus areas include: - Targeting female students and attracting them to STEM by conducting workshops, seminars, and field trips. - Mentoring young females interested or already pursuing studies in the STEM field. - Responsible for understanding and implementing (if interested) the A Day in the Life of an Engineer Program as shared by the global SPE WIN Standing Committee Event Programming Lead - Responsible for identifying, defining, planning, and executing WIN section programming throughout the year. - Responsible for supporting other volunteers that help with the annual event programming schedule. Social Media Lead - Responsible for leveraging existing SPE social media accounts to advertise upcoming local WIN activities. - Responsible for defining and executing regular updates to the local SPE social media accounts that help to promote the vision and mission of SPE WIN. - Responsible for encouraging local SPE members to apply for the Emerging Leader’s Alliance Program (ELA). #SPE #WIN

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  • Virtual MONTHLY TECHNICAL MEETING (MTM), Sept 2020

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM WAT
    Caption Hi SPE member,   You are invited to the Virtual MONTHLY TECHNICAL MEETING (MTM), Sept 2020. When: Tuesday Sep 29, 2020 05:30 PM West Central Africa   Speaker: Engr Ndubuisi Nwamara Moderator: Prof Mike Onyekonwu Topic: Validation of Transient Annular Pressure Build-Up APB Model Predictions with Field Measurements in an Offshore Well and Characterization of Uncertainty Bounds     Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsduuopzspHdwEknc28e4lrjReVEZhE1OC   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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  • The Future Petroleum Engineer - Panel Series

    Thursday, October 1, 2020, 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM IST
    The SPE Mumbai Section is organizing a unique panel session series – “The Future Petroleum Engineer”. Over 3 days starting 1 st October 2020 hear from industry experts on the changes happening in the Upstream Oil and gas Industry and how they impact the petroleum engineer.    Day 1 – 1715 hrs (IST), 1 st October 2020 - Emerging energy landscape (Renewables,  etc) – Hear how the landscape is changing from the perspective of the fast changing energy mix, the growing investments in renewables, the diversification of portfolios of the Oil and Gas majors and also use of alternate energy to power Oil and gas operations. What can the Oil Industry do to become more aligned with Sustainability initiatives. Does the Petroleum Engineer have a role to play in the other diversification areas?   Opening Remarks – TK Sengupta – SPE Regional Director (South Asia and the Pacific)   Panelists: - Johana Dunlop – SPE Technical Director (Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability) Parul Chopra – Vice President, Rystad Energy Susan Fellows – Regional Manager - Europe , Computer Modelling Group   Day 2, 1730 hrs (IST),  – 2 nd October 2020 - Digital Transformation landscape – How workflows, and approaches to larger operational problems are being increasingly addressed using the latest digital innovations and platforms in many cases fundamentally changing how work is done in many spheres of Upstream oil and gas and will be done in future.   Panelists: - Balasubramanian K – Vice President, Reliance Industries Limited Sanjay Paranji – CEO, Xecta Digital Labs Ashish Chitale – CEO, PraesagusRTPO   Day 3,  1730 hrs (IST), – 3 rd October 2020 - The Future Petroleum engineer -  Deriving from the learnings of Day 1 and Day 2 this session would focus on  what how the response to the changes in the landscape made by Operators and service providers changes what is expected of the workforce, in terms of skills, competencies and culture and also what adaptation and upskilling is expected of petroleum Engineers who have been educated and trained in more traditional Petroleum Engineering disciplines.   Panelists: - Dr Akhil Dutta-Gupta – Professor, Texas A&M University Susan Howes – Vice President, SCA Yogashri Pradhan – Reservoir Engineer, Endeavour Energy, and Co-Founder, SPE Cares

  • From Piper Alpha to Macondo and 737 Max: The Danger of a Pure Compliance Culture

    Tuesday, October 13 - Wednesday, November 11, 2020
    Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, speakers are no longer traveling to locations to give talks. To combat this, we are going to have this meeting via Zoom. This ensures the safety of all, while still learning from what SPE has to offer. Please register at the following link: https://www.spe.org/en/dl/schedule/ (Hold the Ctrl button and click on link) Find the correct lecture (Nov 11 @ 12pm EST; Thomas Hinterseer) - Click Register Now You will receive an email with the link to join the meeting at the scheduled time. ​

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  • SPE Presentation: PetroCup FDP Simulator

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM MY
    PetroCup is a Training and Testing facility for surface and subsurface petroleum facilities management, which tries to reproduce the realistic behavior of a reservoir system in response to human activity. It can be run as an online competition between different asset teams for the same field asset. PetroCup has a very simple user-friendly web interface that allows petroleum engineers to perform routine activities (drilling, complex workovers, varying pump settings, well testing, logging...) with an intuitive button-click.  The PolyPlan simulator used is capable of modeling geological /dynamic flow models, wellbore flow model, surface and subsurface infrastructure, popular OH and CH sensors and reproducing a very realistic response to typical field operational activities. In this way, several years of field development can be simulated in just a few days and redevelopment actions can be translated into Net Present Value, to identify the best future development plan for a field.  It helps to develop and improve practical skills in asset management and associated disciplines such as geology, petrophysics, flow simulations, production technology, well testing, production logging, surface and subsurface facilities and petroleum economics.

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  • Active Oilfield Development while Preserving Fragile Ecosystems

    Friday, October 16, 2020, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM ICT
    DL lecture by James Ohioma Arukhe in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Lecture topic:             “ Active Oilfield Development while Preserving Fragile Ecosystems ” Time:                            11:00 hrs. Phnom Penh, Cambodia Time Date:                             Friday October 16, 2020

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  • Distinguished Lecturere :Subsurface Analytics; Digital Transformation of Reservoir Management with A

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET
    Subsurface Analytics; Digital Transformation of Reservoir Management with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning         Shahab D. Mohaghegh Abstract:  Subsurface Analytics is an alternative to traditional reservoir modeling and res. management. Positively influencing subsurface related decision making is the most important contribution of any new technology. Subsurface Analytics is the application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI&ML) in Reservoir Engineering, Characterization, Modeling, and Management. Applicable to both conventional and unconventional plays, Subsurface Analytics goes far beyond the traditional statistical algorithms that use only production data and fail to take into consideration the important field measurements such as well trajectories, well logs, seismic, core data, PVT, well test, completion, and operational constraints. Subsurface Analytics is the manifestation of Digital Transformation in Reservoir Engineering, Modeling, and Management. Subsurface Analytics is a new and innovative technology that has been tested and validated in a large number of real life cases in North and Central America, North Sea, Middle East, and Southeast Asia. It has been successfully applied in several highly complex mature fields where conventional commercial reservoir simulators were unable to simultanuously history match multiple dynamic variables for large number of wells. Results and field validations from multiple case studies are included in the presentation. Subsurface Analytics addresses realistic and useful applications of AI&ML in the upstream Exploration and Production Industry.  The technology has been validated and confirmed for (a) prediction of well behavior under different operational conditions, (b) modeling and forecasting pressure and saturation distribution throughout the reservoir, (c) infill well location optimization for both producers and injectors, (d) choke optimization for production improvement, and (e) completion optimization for production enhancement.   Biography:    Shahab D. Mohaghegh, a pioneer in the application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Exploration and Production industry, is Professor of Petroleum Engineering at West Virginia University and founder of Intelligent Solutions, Inc. He has authored three books (Shale Analytics – Data Driven Reservoir Modeling – Application of Data-Driven Analytics for the Geological Storage of CO2), more than 200 technical papers and carried out more than 60 projects for independents, NOCs and IOCs. He has been featured as the Distinguished Author in SPE’s Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT 2000 and 2004). He is the founder of SPE’s Petroleum Data-Driven Analytics Technical Section. He has been honored by the U.S. Secretary of Energy for his AI-based technical contribution in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon and was a member of U.S. Secretary of Energy’s Technical Advisory Committee (2008-2014). He represented the United States at ISO on Carbon Capture and Storage (2014-2016).

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  • Lost Circulation, an Old Challenge in Need of New Solutions!

    Monday, October 26, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM MT
    Don’t miss this SPE Distinguished Lecturer!   Lost Circulation, an Old Challenge in Need of New Solutions!                                                                   Ahmed S. Amer   Monday, October 26, 2020 11:30 AM    Billings Petroleum Section: Billings, Montana   Link to follow RSVP to Darren@MTOildiggers.com by Thursday, October 22.   An Extra 45 Minutes Can Provide a World of Knowledge

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  • "The Secrets of Cement Bond Logging in Preventing Major Disasters" -- Kirk Harris, ThoroughBond LLC

    Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Options to attend in-person or online Zoom Abstract Almost every person in the upstream oil and gas industry, sooner or later, will interact with a bond log.  However, reading bond logs can be challenging and confusing to many professionals, therefore the value of bond logging is often dismissed. This presentation, to the contrary, argues that the cement bond log is extremely important, and if interpreted accurately, can help prevent disastrous operational and economical outcomes. Basics of current bond logging tools are reviewed, along with a five-step method of interpretation that helps to remove the confusion. Examples from all over the world are presented, which highlight the value of the bond log in establishing safe and high-quality wells that are properly sealed.     Biography Kirk Harris is the technical advisor for ThoroughBond LLC, which provides technical support for cementing and bond log interpretation. He and his wife Gillian live in Lafayette, Louisiana. Kirk was the global cementing advisor for Occidental Petroleum, Talisman Energy, and Repsol.  He has a total of thirty-eight years of cementing experience, many of those spent with Halliburton, where he worked as a cementer, operations and research engineer, and technology manager.  During his career, he has been Halliburton’s regional cementing advisor for Asia-Pacific, the North Sea, Europe, Africa, the Permian Basin, and the Gulf of Mexico.  Kirk graduated from Purdue University with a degree in civil engineering.    This will be the Evangeline Section's first hybrid meeting, any feedback will be welcome at the venue or SPEEvangelineSection@gmail.com ONLINE ONLY Zoom Link  Register HERE   No cost, please RSVP before October 27.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  FOR THOSE ATTENDING IN PERSON  Please Register in the Registration Box located to the upper right of this page. Recommended guidelines regarding COVID-19 will be followed. *Note Pricing Details* $25 if paid before October 26, 2020. $30 if register before October 26, 2020 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  Members in transition (looking for work) - $0 if pre-registered in the Registration Box located to the upper right of this page by October 26, 2020.   Join us to network and keep your industry knowledge current at no cost if you are not currently employed.   To receive a Continuing Education Credit Certificate available for pickup at the meeting, please email  Continuing Education Credit Certificate  before October 26, 2020. See this guide for step-by-step instructions on registering.   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 .

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    Lafayette, LA, United States

  • The New Reality of Work for Oil & Gas Professionals in Alberta: Managing your career in the time of

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MT
    Social & Networking Presents: The New Reality of Work for Oil & Gas Professionals in Alberta: Managing your career in the time of COVID-19 Date: Wednesday October 28th, 2020 Speaker: Jackie Rafter, President  & Founder , Higher Landing Inc Location:  Webinar A link will be emailed to your preferred address to you the day of the event   Time:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  Cost: SPE Member:  Free  Non- Member: $10   Abstract: Learn how to manage your career after the twin shocks of the oil & gas crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will be especially helpful if you are an SPE member grappling with career uncertainty, struggling to find work, want to change careers or just curious to know what’s ahead.   In this webinar, Jackie Rafter, President and CEO of Higher Landing, Inc. will address how career management and job search has changed forever in Alberta for O&G professionals and how to take control of your career during the pandemic.  You will learn: What has changed since COVID-19 What’s ahead for Alberta’s energy economy and job market How to build a career that’s aligned to the new reality of work in Alberta The importance of knowing your value A model for building an effective personal career brand Top in-demand skills and jobs of 2020 and beyond How to land a purposeful job in a competitive market How to thrive in the post-COVID-19 economy   The webinar is derived from Higher Landing’s proprietary Career Transition and Transformation program, which has been used to help over 2,000 Albertans pivot their careers and ‘land higher’ since the oil & gas crisis hit Alberta in 2015. Speaker Bio: Jackie Rafter, MBA Founder, President & CEO, Higher Landing Inc. Jackie Rafter is a visionary career transformation strategist and entrepreneur with a passion for helping people discover and live their purpose.  As Founder, President & CEO of Higher Landing, Jackie helps professionals, executives and globally-known athletes to help them transition and transform their careers.   The proprietary Career Transformation methodology she has pioneered at Higher Landing is being broadly adopted across professions, particularly in the oil & gas industries as they go through significant, disruptive change. Jackie holds dual degrees from the University of Calgary with an MBA and Bachelor of Education (French) and is a champion of helping people live fulfilling, purpose-driven careers.   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! ​​​​​

  • October Meeting - Delivering Real Value with Data Analytics

    Thursday, October 29, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Delivering Real Value with Data Analytics: Case Studies from the Energy Industry Discussion of ‘analytics’ in Oil and Gas is often too obscure and high level leading to a lot of confusion in the market. The confusion is mainly caused by most firms approaching analytics differently and keeping their thought processes proprietary. Lessons learned and best practices are rarely documented or published. Therefore, it is extremely hard to decipher what techniques work and are actually being used. Technical staff looking to get into analytics then have no real understanding of what problems have been solved, what problems still need to be solved, and what skillsets to build. This presentation seeks to lay out a reservoir engineering perspective on defining baseline ‘analytics’. Methodologies and solutions tilted toward unconventional exploration and development will be discussed. In addition, some tips for climbing the learning curve of analytics and machine learning will be discussed. Finally, the presentation seeks to discuss how analytics can drive business decisions and help improve the industry. Bio: Justin Hayes joined Bedrock Energy partners in October 2018 to lead all reserve analysis, subsurface evaluation, and development planning and optimization efforts. Prior to joining Bedrock Energy Partners, Mr. Hayes was with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) where he was managing Reservoir Engineering and Analytics efforts for APC’s Powder River Basin (PRB) asset. In the PRB, Mr. Hayes applied analytical and physics-based efforts for optimizing PRB’s appraisal and development planning. Prior to working on PRB Mr. Hayes was the Subject Matter Expert on Subsurface and Economic Evaluations for Unconventional Assets in APC’s Advanced Analytics and Emerging Technology (AAET) team. In AAET, Mr. Hayes was responsible for leading efforts to develop analytical and physics-based techniques and tools for deployment in asset development teams, acquisition and divestiture efforts, US onshore exploration, and company-wide portfolio optimization. Previously Mr. Hayes worked in various roles including US Onshore Development and Operations, and Deepwater GOM Development and Operations. Mr. Hayes began his career with APC after graduating Cum Laude from Colorado School of Mines with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering, where he was a Boettcher Scholar. Mr. Hayes also earned an MBA from the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. Please Note: While there is no charge for the meeting, we are asking for donations to support our scholarship programs. If you would like to contribute, please sign up as a sponsorship package attendee and pay during checkout.

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  • Study Group “An Overview and Discussion of SEMS II” Edwin Lutgring, HB Rentals

    Thursday, October 29, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Options to attend in-person or online Zoom This will be one of the Evangeline Section's second hybrid meetings , any feedback will be welcome at the venue or SPEEvangelineSection@gmail.com . PAID REGISTRATION INCLUDES A BOX LUNCH (Turkey sandwich and sides) FROM THE PETROLEUM CLUB TO BE SERVED AT 11:30 AT HB Rentals, Located at 5813 HWY 90 E, Broussard, LA 70518.  Heading North on Highway 90 turn right into the HB Rentals driveway; turn immediately right again and park along either fence. Enter the two-story building, follow signs to the second-floor meeting room. NO COST PARTICIPATION is available both onsite at HB Rentals and online via the Zoom meeting.  The presentation begins at noon.  On-site participants will be provided with bottled water.  See the details below.   Recommended guidelines regarding COVID-19 will be followed with a LIMIT of 30 ATTENDEES for onsite participation. NO PAYMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE VENUE.  DO NOT USE THE CHECKOUT AND PAY LATER OPTION. Abstract: This Study Group is intended to support efforts to improve process and personnel safety in our industry. It will begin with an overview of the Safety and Environmental Management Systems II (SEMS II) and its 17 elements.  Implementation of SEMS II, as described in API RP 75, is required by BSEE for offshore operations but the concepts and objectives apply in all oil and gas operations.   The purpose of SEMS II is to provide a performance focused tool for integrating and managing operations in order to enhance the safety of the operations and reduce the frequency and severity of disasters, injuries, and loss of life.   Participants will be engaged to identify and discuss the critical challenges faced in achieving these results.  Please join us ready to discuss your thoughts and experience with other participants.   Biography: Edwin Lutgring is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer in the state of Louisiana. Edwin has worked in the oil and gas industry as an Operations Engineer for a casing service company, Project Engineer for an international manufacturer of pedestal mounted cranes, HSE and Quality Director for a drill pipe rental tool company and currently is employed with HB Rentals as their Director of HSE and HR. He is a current board member of the Evangeline SPE Section and member of LES, ASME and an American Petroleum Institute (API) SC5, SC18 Task Group Member.   To receive a Continuing Education Credit Certificate via email after the meeting, please email Continuing Education Credit Certificate by October 29.   ONLINE ONLY Zoom Link Register HERE   No cost, please register by October 29. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. FOR THOSE ATTENDING IN PERSON AND ORDERING A LUNCH Please register in the Registration Box located to the upper right of this page  no later than October 26. Recommended guidelines regarding COVID-19 will be followed. FOR THOSE ATTENDING IN PERSON AND NOT ORDERING A LUNCH No cost, please register before October 29 by email to John Smith . Recommended guidelines regarding COVID-19 will be followed.

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  • Asphaltene Precipitation and Deposition in Containers, Flow Lines and Hydrocarbon Formations and Mit

    Thursday, October 29, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
    Note that this event will be conducted as a SPE webinar only event. It is free for global SPE members via the webinar registration link below.  Webinar registration: https://webevents.spe.org Description Abstract: Asphaltenes are polar heteroatoms which are often found in varying amounts and properties in crude oils. They are usually dissolved in hydrocarbon mixtures. They may drop out due to changes in pressure, and composition, and temperature to a lesser degree. The precipitation and deposition in flow lines and in the production wells create problems. The deposition is often removed by aromatics such as xylenes. They can be also removed by functional molecules at much lower concentration. This presentation discusses the following items: What are asphaltene molecules? How to describe phase behavior of asphaltenes in petroleum fluids. Efficient dissolution of asphaltenes in functional molecules. Effect of water on asphaltene stability in crudes. Efficient mitigation of asphaltene deposition in flowlines. Effect of water on asphaltene deposition and removal. Reservoir simulation of asphaltene precipitation and deposition in the injection well, reservoir, and production well. Opportunities in use of functional molecule in the wellbore. Short Bio: Abbas Firoozabadi Professor Firoozabadi is a senior scientist and director at the Reservoir Engineering Research Institute (RERI) in Palo Alto, CA, a Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice University, Houston. Professor Firoozbadi has taught graduate thermodynamics at Stanford University, Imperial College London, Yale University, Tokyo University, and Peking University. The major research focus of Abbas has been on efficient production from subsurface conventional/unconventional hydrocarbon formations and related environmental stewardship. His research covers higher-order numerical modeling of subsurface flow, bulk phase-phase thermodynamics, interfacial thermodynamics, and irreversible thermodynamics. Both continuum scale and molecular simulations methods are advanced to study new improved hydrocarbon recovery methods and productions from shale formations. Current focus includes molecular engineering to use small amounts of functional molecules for efficiency in hydrocarbon energy production and stewardship of the environment. Very recently his research has been expanded into fracking and selection of fluids such as CO2 which may give much intense fractures. Professor Firoozabadi’s research is supported by major oil companies from the US, Middle East, Europe, and South America. Abbas is the author of two books on thermodynamics and applications in hydrocarbon energy productions published by McGraw-Hill. He has published some 250 Journal papers. Firoozabdi has received 4 of the major awards of the Society Petroleum Engineers including the SPE Anthony Lucas Gold Medal. Professor Firoozabadi is a member of the United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

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  • Innovative Machine Learning Approach at Unconventional Production Prediction: The Type-Curve Optimiz

    Thursday, October 29, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MT
    Data Analytics Presents: Innovative Machine Learning Approach at Unconventional Production Prediction: The Type-Curve Optimizing Geostatistical Array (TOGA) Date: Thursday October 29th, 2020 Speaker: Dr. Shane Prochnow PG, Digital Geologic Advisor, Chevron ETC Location:  Webinar A link will be emailed to your preferred address to you the day of the event   Time:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  Cost: SPE Member:  Free  Non- Member: $20   Abstract: Several years ago Chevron introduced an innovative data analytic workflow called the Type-Curve Optimizing Geostatistical Array (TOGA). TOGA ties unconventional reservoir and well completion characteristics to historical production and makes robust predictions of well performance. TOGA is built on a foundational geologic framework and leverages random forest machine learning optimized for subsurface data sets. Random forest methods are preferred for unconventional systems because they capture complex, multidimensional and non-linear interactions in noisy databases. TOGA is part of a portfolio of other machine learning and physically-based reservoir engineering tools used by Chevron to reduce uncertainty in unconventional reservoir performance prediction. The workflow generates performance prediction maps by applying the random forest multivariate relationships to grids of the key reservoir predictor variables. These production prediction maps are stacked to form an array of locations that each have a unique expected production profile through time. TOGA output may be used to calibrate existing type curve workflows, define reservoir sweet spots, establish reservoir continuity, and predict ultimate recovery. Data science and machine learning approaches have progressed Chevron’s understanding of its assets, especially in the Permian Basin. Unconventional plays were once thought to be relatively unpredictable, highly variable, and having little connection to reservoir properties. TOGA and other proprietary data analytic technologies have enabled the identification of key reservoir performance drivers for each unconventional target zone under development. Speaker Bio: Dr. Shane Prochnow, PG is a digital geologic adviser with Chevrons Technology Center’s Subsurface Digital Laboratory. Prochnow earned his BS, MS, Ph.D. and a three-year post-doctoral research opportunity with Baylor University at Waco, Texas focusing on the confluence of geology, earth surface processes, and computational modeling. Prochnow supplemented his educational experiences by teaching geospatial and geodetic sciences at Baylor University and other local technical colleges and serving as a reserve military officer. Prochnow has since spent 15 years in industry, first with ExxonMobil and then with Chevron Corporation. His research interests include unconventionals, reservoir characterization, geostatistics, machine learning, and integrating complex systems. Prochnow has published numerous peer reviewed papers and abstracts on a myriad of scientific and archaeological topics. He also has seven patents in process involving the application of machine learning and spatial statistics for oilfield applications. 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! ​​​​​

  • Web Seminar: Microfluidic technology - Applications in and beyond EOR

    Thursday, October 29, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CET
      Web Seminar hosted by DGMK DGMK invites to attend an online Technology Lecture    Microfluidic technology - Applications in and beyond EOR  Stefanie Säfken   Microfluidics deals with the behaviour, control and manipulation of fluids on a submillimeter scale. This allows a reduction of fluid volumes, a faster and more efficient analysis and often a visual access to the process. During the recent years, the microfluidic technology was enhanced at the Institute of Subsurface Energy Systems (ITE) with the support of DGMK project 746. A reliable screening tool for many EOR techniques such as polymer flooding using customised micromodels was developed. The application of micromodels imitating common rock properties enables the execution of comparable test series with a large number of single experiments in shorter time prior to a labour and time intensive core or sandpack flooding. Microfluidics offers many advantages in the lab. The ITE aims to expand the range of application even further. For production optimisation, drilling mud filtration experiments can be performed under more realistic conditions, the stability and distribution of foams can be observed or experimental parameters varied to cause asphaltene or salt precipitations. Implementing a microscope for a closer observation of the processes in the pores leads to the research in bacterial growth for MEOR purposes. This is not only of interest for the petroleum and gas industry, but also for modern energy and gas storage. For the in-situ methanation in underground storages it is de rigueur to know how methanogenic bacteria behave in a porous medium saturated by two-fluid phases. Furthermore, methods and strategies to tackle rock heterogeneities can be investigated by mirroring those in the design of the artificial structures of the models. This lecture will give a brief history of the microfluidic technology in research and development of the institute. A detailed insight into the technology, their advantages and possibilities of application, but also their limits will be presented. At the close, current projects and intentions for utilising this technology are introduced. About the Lecturer Stefanie Säfken is a researcher at the Institute of Subsurface Energy Systems (ITE) at the Technical University of Clausthal in Germany. She was born close to the coast of the North Sea and moved to the small town in the Harz mountain rail for her studies. Since 2015, Mrs. Säfken was part of the research team for microfluidics as student assistant, developing a cleaning procedure for used micromodels. Her master thesis with the title “Wettability alteration of Glass-Silicon-Glass micromodels for microfluidic applications in EOR” supported the ongoing research efforts in this field. In 2019, she has finished her Master of Science in Chemistry and started working at the ITE as a member of the scientific staff and a PhD candidate. Besides her work, she is a volunteer in the Federal Agency of Technical Relief, a civil defence organisation. There she is experiencing extra technical and functional qualifications that benefit her professional training, and currently holds the position of the squad leader in her section. Details and Dial-in Date: Thursday, Oct 29 th , 2020 16:00 – 17:00    Presentation including Q&A  Language: English DGMK event will be held by the DGMK hosting on Webex at the below link for registration. Only registered attendees will receive dial-in instructions.  https://dgmk.de/veranstaltungen/dgmk-gsspe-webseminar-microfluidic-technology-applications-in-and-beyond-eor/#registration Deadline for registration: Oct 27 th , 2020 Weitere Informationen unter http://connect.spe.org/germany/events/recentcommunityeventsdashboard .

  • Halloween-Inspired Mixology Class (Virtual)

    Thursday, October 29, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CT
    Join us for a (virtual) mixology class where we will be learning how to make two different Halloween-inspired beverages! After our lesson feel free to remain online and network with one another, meet new connections, plan future events, etc!  Ingredient list will be sent out on October 20th, providing you plenty of time to get your supplies (and kitchen) in order! This event is open to all. Friends and family are welcome to join you!

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  • SPE Virtual Norway Subsurface Conference

    Monday, November 2 - Tuesday, November 3, 2020

  • Decarbonisation Path series "Focus on CCS" - Event #1 - November, 3rd

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CET
    Dear SPE Member, We invite you to assist to the SPE Italian Section first Event of Decarbonisation Path series "Focus on CCS", in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano , which will be held on November, 3rd from 17:30 CEST. The event will be accessible in person for a small number of students (Sala Consiglio, Edificio BL25, Campus Bovisa, Politecnico di Milano in Via Raffaele Lambruschini, 4 Milano) and will be Live on  SPE Italian Section Youtube Channel :  https://www.youtube.com/ channel/UCEKoOmmNA0QcGxKk- tBHyIQ   There is a maximum capacity for the anti-covid rules to be respected, so we need to know in advance who is planning to attend in person.  Please register to attend:  https://forms.gle/ YQcDUcgMCFoo2GCq6   Agenda : Introduction of Energy Department, Politecnico di Milano:  Giovanni Lozza, Chair of “Dipartimento di Energia” at Politecnico di Milano SPE Introduction on the “Decarbonisation Path” series of events:  Paolo Carnevale, SPE Italian Section Chairman  CCS development in Eni:  Marco Flisi, SPE Italian Section Discipline Leader CCS   Expertise on CCS for CAPTURE applications:  Matteo Romano, Professor at Politecnico di Milano Expertise on CCS projects for STORAGE applications:  Martin Blunt, Chair of Petroleum Engineering at Imperial College & Professor at Politecnico di Milano Speeches will be held in English. Below you can find all the details: #PolitecnicoDiMilano #SPEItalianSection #SpeItaly ​​​ #ProductionandOperations #Projects,FacilitiesandConstruction #ReservoirDescriptionandDynamics #DrillingandCompletions

  • Nov. DL Luncheon (+Zoom): Tuning a Drilling Assembly Like a Violin

    Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CT
    Optional In-Person Luncheon or Online Only Meeting Use the Registration box to the right to Register to attend the Luncheon (in-person). Use the ZOOM link below if you would only like to participate online. Tuning a Drilling Assembly Like a Violin Methods to mitigate downhole vibrations is part of many successful drilling programs.  Stabilizer placement in the Bottomhole Assembly (BHA) can be adjusted for smooth drilling at a targeted rotary speed range, just as a musician must tune an instrument to make good music.  Tuning an instrument and a drilling assembly both require proper attention to the nodal points.  A tuned assembly drills faster, extends bit life, reduces tool failures, and provides improved borehole quality.   BHA designs are evaluated for their lateral dynamic response using calculated vibration indices, enabling comparison of the relative response of different assemblies to the same excitation.  Shortening a span between contacts increases the rotary speed sweet spot range, just as shortening the length of the string on an instrument increases the pitch.  Conversely, increasing the spacing results in a sweet spot at a lower speed range.  BHA designs with MWD tools often require special attention as many of these tools have blades that make contact with the borehole.  Many drilling tools are designed and selected independently, without proper regard for tool placement and the response of the resulting BHA.  Drilling operations may then suffer from BHA designs that have poor nodal point configurations.  Several field examples are discussed in which improved designs were selected by identification of a contact spacing issue and adjusted using a lateral vibration model, with improved drilling results.  The basic principles of BHA Redesign are used to guide the redesign process to achieve a vibrationally-quiet design and meet other BHA design objectives.   ZOOM (Online meeting) Register HERE An Extra 45 Minutes Can Provide a World of Knowledge!  

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    Wichita Falls, TX, United States

  • 13th Annual SPE-YP Golf Tournament

    Friday, November 6, 2020, 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM CT
    OKC's Society of Petroleum Engineers Young Professionals is proud to host our 13th Annual SPE-YP Golf Tournament. About this Event Come join SPE-YP as we kickoff our 13th Annual Golf Tournament. Lunch will be provided to all participants beginning at 11:30am and the tournament is scheduled for a 1pm shotgun start! To register by mail/check and avoid credit card fees, or for general question please reach out to Dillon Bellamy, Sydney Thompson, or Hector Bautista: Dillon.q.bellamy@gmail.com or (405)-301-0424 Sydney.Thompson@chk.com or (405)-421-2273 Hector.Bautista@chk.com or (956)-445-6901

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    Oklahoma City, OK, United States

  • Deepwater Technical Symposium - Sponsorships

    Monday, November 9 - Friday, November 13, 2020
    Deepwater Technical Symposium Gold Sponsor - $1,000 Exhibitor / Silver Sponsor - $500

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    New Orleans, LA, United States

  • SPE Virtual Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition - Americas

    Tuesday, November 10 - Thursday, November 12, 2020
    The SPE Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition-Americas brings E&P innovators from major IOCs, NOCs, and independent operators together to exchange ideas to advance technical knowledge in artificial lift applications for unconventional shale developments. Take this opportunity to join E&P experts and explore innovative solutions and ground-breaking technologies that support artificial lift requirements.

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  • November Section Meeting 2020

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    We hope you can join us, and make the most of SPE Distinguished Lecturer– Kenneth Decker ’s virtual 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.  East Texas Section November 10, 2020 11:30 AM   The gas lift design technique is the result of empirical evidence gathered at the wellhead.  Because the design technique is generally successful it is believed the theories of valve performance are also correct.  Flow testing of gas lift valves has provided more accurate performance models but those models have not been incorporated into the design technique. The annulus gas balance concept will be introduced and used to explain how tested valve performance models can be used to perform analysis on gas lift wells.  Data collected from an unconventional well be analyzed and compared to traditional analysis methods. Standard practice for gas lift was developed decades ago without the benefit of modern tools and test data.  We now have the tools and data to perform more accurate design and analysis.  We should begin to change ‘standard practice’ to reflect our new understanding of how gas lift works.   An Extra 45 Minutes Can Provide a World of Knowledge!   Attendee Evaluation Form

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    Tyler, TX, United States

  • Study Group: Increased Oil and Natural Gas Production, Methane Emissions and Climate

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Abstract Hydrocarbon products derived from horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing of shale formations (shale gas and shale oil) have greatly expanded US oil and natural gas production, and have made the US the world’s largest natural gas and petroleum producer.  Collectively, these resources have transformed North America’s energy landscape and have resulted in lower carbon dioxide emissions, as natural gas use has displaced coal use.  However, the emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, may erode the climate benefits of switching from coal to natural gas.  Data from recent field studies will be summarized and measurements made using top-down methods (aircraft, satellites) will be compared with bottom-up measurements (direct measurements of emissions at their source).  The data will be used to assess the net climate impacts of more widespread use of natural gas.  Opportunities for using new sensing technologies, combined with advanced analytics, to reduce methane emissions will also be described. Bio Dr. David Allen is the Gertz Regents Professor of Chemical Engineering, and the Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, at the University of Texas at Austin.    Dr. Allen has been a lead investigator for multiple air quality measurement studies, including studies that made some of the first measurements of methane emissions from unconventional oil and gas production.  He directs the Air Quality Research Program for the State of Texas, and he is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the American Chemical Society’s journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.  He has served on a variety of governmental advisory panels and from 2012 to 2015 chaired the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board.  In 2017, he was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering.  Dr. Allen received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, with distinction, from Cornell University in 1979.  His M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering were awarded by the California Institute of Technology in 1981 and 1983.  He has held visiting faculty appointments at the California Institute of Technology, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the U.S. Department of Energy.  Meeting Link Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84040188619?pwd=S3dBbG5nTFdncDljTlVqMkpTVVFWQT09 Meeting ID: 840 4018 8619 Passcode: 620235 One tap mobile +13462487799,,84040188619#,,,,,,0#,,620235# US (Houston) +16699009128,,84040188619#,,,,,,0#,,620235# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 840 4018 8619 Passcode: 620235 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kHKzncQGd  

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  • SPE Oslo 2020 – Online Distinguished Lecturer Event (New Date)

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CET
    Topic: Oiling the Cogs: How Cognitive Science Can Improve Oil Industry Decisions Speaker: Matthew Welsh, University of Adelaide Date and Time: When: 2020-11-10 at 12:00

  • SPE Virtual Upstream Finance and Investments Conference

    Wednesday, November 11 - Thursday, November 12, 2020
    Join international petroleum and finance leaders for a unique digital experience at the SPE Virtual Upstream Finance and Investments Conference on 11–12 November 2020, at what is a critical time for the industry. This premier conference will highlight how the industry can utilise the global pandemic as an opportunity to challenge existing operating models and accelerate the industry’s transformation towards a lower carbon future. Stay up to date on the latest topics shaping the upstream finance and investments landscape. Core topics include: Re-attracting investment to the sector Improving profitability through innovation and capital discipline Re-establishing resilience through strategic partnerships and consolidation The industry’s ability to not only react to the energy transition but to lead it The oil and gas industry have experienced highs and lows during the past decade, but the situation it faces in 2020 is unprecedented.   The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a significant slump in demand and the prospect of long-term price volatility. It raises the possibility of accelerated peak oil as governments develop a greener focus in economic recovery and investors continue to factor environmental factors ever more strongly in investment decisions. However, the current crisis is also an opportunity to challenge existing operating models and accelerate the industry’s transformation towards a lower carbon future.   This must-attend event offers a virtual environment hosting a truly inclusive and engaging learning experience. By using the latest technology, SPE will deliver a high-quality and topical agenda, while also keeping our community connected during this challenging time.   The new format will provide a series of interactive technical content, collaboration experiences including live speaker Q&A, 1:1 chats and group networking lounges.

  • Subsea Water Treatment

    Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    NOV’s SEABOX™ and SWIT™ - Subsea Water Treatment Solutions for Tomorrow’s Field Development By Eirik Dirdal, NOV Biography Eirik Dirdal joined NOV with the legacy SEABOX AS team in 2013. Mr. Dirdal works as a sales manager, where he supports global business development and sales efforts for the Seabox subsea water treatment system. He has more than 10 years of experience in reservoir engineering and project management, working previously for Halliburton and ConocoPhillips. He holds a MSc degree in Petroleum engineering from the University of Stavanger.

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  • SPE OKC - November Reservoir Study Group

    Thursday, November 12, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT
    Join the SPE OKC for another great virtual study group! About this Event Reservoir Study Group November 12th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Speaker: Steve Jones. Cimarex Energy Steve Jones is a Reservoir Engineering Advisor for Cimarex Energy Co. in Tulsa, since 2016. He is focused on the reservoir aspects of appraising and optimizing unconventional resource plays, particularly the Permian (Delaware) Basin, and STACK Meramec/Woodford in Oklahoma. Previously he held positions at Newfield Exploration, Joshi Technologies Inc., and the Gas Research Institute. Mr. Jones holds a BS degree from the University of Tulsa, and an MS degree from the University of Texas, both in petroleum engineering. He is a member of SPE and AAPG, and is a registered professional engineer in Oklahoma. https://www.linkedin.com/in/r-steven-jones-jr-a4384712/ Abstract: “Gas-oil ratio as a diagnostic tool for evaluating infill well spacing” Well spacing is the big question facing most of us these days. GOR performance can give clues about OOIP or OGIP if you know how to look at it. Especially from a relative point of view, i.e. infill vs. parent, the secondary phase performance is very helpful for quantifying degradation due to limited drainage volume. This talk will focus on the following: • How the GOR increase during boundary-dominated flow is related to drainage volume • How pressure-normalized rate is related to drainage volume • Differences between parent and infill GOR behavior • Application to gas condensate reservoirs Concepts are illustrated with examples from the Permian and Anadarko basins, as well as reservoir simulation. For background please see SPE 184397, “Producing Gas-Oil Ratio Behavior of Multi-Fractured Horizontal Wells in Tight Oil Reservoirs”.

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  • SPE Brazil Subsea Symposium

    Tuesday, November 17 - Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    Brazil has been showing its leadership in subsea development through its unique combination of factors such as track record of successful deep-water fields, high interest on recent oil rounds, giant oil fields, R&D levy, already-established research centers, presence of major oil companies and key suppliers. The adoption of   “Subsea 4.0”   - a new business & technical mindset based in the introduction of digitalization, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and collaboration in the subsea industry - has potential to make Brazil a reference in technical and manufacturing aspects of the subsea industry in the world. Joint industry initiatives (operators, partners, regulators and suppliers) are key to address the issues and coordinate actions to increase competitiveness and sustainability of the subsea sector. In the  SPE Subsea   Symposium  key specialists and decision makers will have the opportunity to explore, debate and suggest proposals to strength the local subsea industry, discussing how research, development & innovation, technologies and digital transformation (BIG DATA, IoT, AR, sensors and Digital Twins) may reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TOC), and how industry could be more effective and efficient to convert R&D levies in the mechanism to create true differentiation.

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    Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil

  • November 2020 SPE Luncheon

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer 2020-21 Lecture Season   Techniques to Reduce Operating Costs for Increased Reserves and  Profitability - Philip Hart Abstract:  Employing certain practices in past field operations reduced operating costs by over $4.4MM per year and helped increase reserves by more than 3 million barrels of oil (MMBO). These practices are broken into three main topics: Improving expense accounting accuracy and details Focusing on incremental individual operating costs to improve investment decisions Implementing innovative expense reduction techniques The brief accounting overview concentrates on simplifying invoice coding, creating detailed equipment expenses, and developing more precise allocations. These improvements allow “troublesome” equipment to be identified and optimized, while providing improved financials.  The focus on determining individual operating costs allows shut-in wells to return to profitable production, pinpoints wells losing money, and improves the economics of workovers and new drill wells. Using this approach, one field increased reserves by more than 3 MMBO. Lastly, nine operational techniques that reduced costs are reviewed in detail (and 10 more highlighted). These applications reduced pumping failures by 61% (saving $2.1MM/year), decreased energy costs by $1.3MM/year, and saved other expenses by $1.0MM/year. With accurate detailed accounting, incremental individual well cost analysis, and cost cutting efforts, a field’s cash flow and reserves can be increased substantially. Biography:  Philip Hart, as President of Excalibur Ventures, provides consultations to improve fields through  Reservoir and Operational Studies and also designs oilfield equipment for Omega Technologies in Houston, Tx. He started optimizing fields in 1978 as an Exxon Engineer, taught schools around the world, wrote SPE and SPWLA papers, and was President over companies that operated 2,300 wells. Working with innovative teams, Philip oversaw costs being reduced from $45MM to $25MM per year, while raising production from 13,500 to 19,000 BOPD and increasing valuations from $45MM to more than $300MM. Besides uncovering oilfield gems, he enjoys mission work and family time. Event details: This is scheduled to be a live event, but the SPE Distinguished Lecturer will be providing his presentation remotely. Lunch will be provided at the event at $20/person for SPE members, and $25/person for Non-SPE members. Please arrive early to ensure time to grab food and find a seat. Attendance: If you are interested in attending this event, please e-mail Javad Hashemi at lloydminster@spemail.org. There could possibly be limited seating due to COVID-19 restrictions, so RSVP to ensure you have a seat for this even.

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    Lloydminster, SK, Canada

  • SPE Distinguished Lecturer Series: Science vs The Art of Gas Lift

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM AKT
    The SPE Alaska Section  would like to welcome Kenneth Decker presenting the "Science vs The Art of Gas Lift". https://pubs.spe.org/dl/reg/20DL132/?_ga=2.176774115.799607284.1599598975-92945128.1598456353

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  • From Piper Alpha to Macondo and 737 Max: The Danger of a Pure Compliance Culture

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT
    SPE DISTINGUISHED LECTURER Thomas H. Hinterseer From Piper Alpha to Macondo and 737 Max: The Danger of a Pure Compliance Culture Location: Virtual Zoom Lecture ( Registration Link ) Time: November 18 th , 2020 @ 12pm PST (Check your calendars, one of our emails had the wrong date!) Price: Free for SPE members. Abstract: The Oil and Gas Industry has gone through dramatic and industry shaping events, such as Piper Alpha and Macondo. These events have significantly impacted the way the industry is now thinking, acting and behaving. The culture of the industry changed and we now operate in a safer goal setting era, yet at times - it seems a more regulated and prescriptive environment. Adherence to rules and procedures and enforcing strict compliance alone is not sufficient to get us to Zero. The recognition of the importance of human factors and taking into account that the individual has a major role to play in the proper understanding, interpretation and use of the rules is a key ingredient to getting to Zero. As we are seeing also with the recent events at Boeing, leaders create the context and employees act within this given context. Based on a review of the lessons learned from these events, this talk will discuss some of the essential elements to getting to zero and how to create the context where the individuals and teams are sufficiently aware, engaged and enabled to make the right decision at the right time for the given circumstance.  Biography: Thomas. H. Hinterseer has 25 year experience in the Oil and Gas Business working in various functional roles (Legal, Marketing, HR, Merger and Acquisitions) and Line Management Roles (Managing Director for the Middle East and Managing Director for West Africa) for Schlumberger and Transocean. He lived the Macondo accident from within as a VP of Human Resources. He currently serves as Managing Director of CEDEP, an International Executive Education Club, working with a number of top International Companies to prepare their senior leaders for success in an increasingly complex world. He also teaches at INSEAD, one of the leading International Business Schools. Did you know SPE Vancouver has a Facebook page ? No? That's because it's brand new! Please like and follow our page to stay up to date with the latest SPE Vancouver news and events! It's also the perfect place to connect, socialize, and network with your fellow members.

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  • DL Series - Science vs The Art of Gas Lift - Kenneth Decker

    Thursday, November 19, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT
    Abstract: The gas lift design technique is the result of empirical evidence gathered at the wellhead.  Because the design technique is generally successful it is believed the theories of valve performance are also correct.  Flow testing of gas lift valves has provided more accurate performance models but those models have not been incorporated into the design technique. The annulus gas balance concept will be introduced and used to explain how tested valve performance models can be used to perform analysis on gas lift wells.  Data collected from an unconventional well be analyzed and compared to traditional analysis methods. Standard practice for gas lift was developed decades ago without the benefit of modern tools and test data.  We now have the tools and data to perform more accurate design and analysis.  We should begin to change ‘standard practice’ to reflect our new understanding of how gas lift works. Biography: Ken has spent his professional career working with Gas Lift and particularly the flow performance of gas lift valves.  That career has spanned 40 years working with Merla, Otis, and finally Decker Technology, Inc. He served as the chairman of the original API 11V2 RP document that defined how gas lift valves are to be tested.  The Valve Performance Clearinghouse (VPC) was created and administered by Ken for 17 years before being donated to Louisiana State University.  He has consulted on gas lift projects around the world, wrote computer programs to simulate and analyze gas lift wells, written numerous SPE papers, is a regular presenter for the Gas Lift Workshop, and was named an SPE Artificial Lift Legend in 2018.

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  • SPE OKC - November Monthly Luncheon - Distinguished Lecturer 2020-2021

    Thursday, November 19, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Completion Design Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Case Histories About this Event Abstract: Over the life of a well field, operators are tasked with designing completions for new wells; however, impediments to reservoir and completion understanding can result in less than optimum well performance. Use of a completion design process facilitated by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning can overcome these limitations by providing new insight about how to improve completion effectiveness. This type of approach has facilitated the development of well fields that were previously uneconomic. The vertical and horizontal wellbore case studies presented have resulted in up to twice the production/recovery and in some cases a significant reduction in completion cost. This presentation will show how AI facilitated data evaluation studies have been used to enhance understanding about the complex interaction between reservoir strata, the wellbore and completion design. Case history examples from the Granite Wash, Bakken and Marcellus are included in this presentation. Biography: Robert F (Bob) Shelley has over 20 years of experience with the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to well completion design, execution and evaluation. Currently he is President of RF Shelley LLC, Well Performance Evaluation based in Houston. During his 42 year career, he has authored 30+ SPE papers and 8 patents in the areas of well completion, hydraulic fracturing and reservoir evaluation. Bob holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University and is a Registered Petroleum Engineer in Texas and Colorado. Prior to starting his own consulting entity, Bob worked for Halliburton, RTA LLC, Landmark and StrataGen.

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  • Sand Production Management – Sand Transport, Erosion and Erosion-Corrosion

    Thursday, November 19, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
    Note that this event will be conducted as a SPE webinar only event. It is free for global SPE members via the webinar registration link below.  Webinar registration: https://webevents.spe.org/products/sand-production-management-sand-transport-erosion-and-erosion-corrosion Description Abstract: Sand production is an important flow assurance concern encountered in existing as well as new oil and gas pipelines. In spite of the sand control/management techniques implemented down-hole, fine sand (less than 50-75 microns) often may find its way into the piping components of onshore, offshore, and subsea facilities. At low flow velocities, sand accumulation and blockage are a concern. At high velocities, erosion/wear and subsequent pipeline integrity issues are a concern. This presentation will focus on discussing Tridiagonal teams research on sand transport, erosion and erosion-corrosion in field scale test facilities. Short Bio: Damo Vedapuri Damo Vedapuri is the President and Head of North American Operations at Tridiagonal Solutions. He has around 20 years of experience in solving a wide range of fluid flow problems in the Oil & Gas industry. His specific area of expertise is in multiphase flows. At Tridiagonal he leads a team of Chemical and Mechanical Engineers focused on solving fluid flow problems using both CFD and experimental techniques. Prior to co-founding Tridiagonal, Damo has held positions as Program Manager at the Southwest Research Institute and Account Manager for the Chemical and Consumer Product team at ANSYS FLUENT. He graduated from the Institute of Corrosion and Multiphase Technology at Ohio University with a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering.

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  • Workshop de Segurança Operacional de Poços

    Sunday, November 22 - Monday, November 23, 2020
    Evento previsto para os dias 22 e 23 de novembro de 2020, em Macaé/RJ.  Informações sobre as inscrições e a programação prevista estão disponibilizadas no website do evento (Clique em "More Informations").

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    Macaé-RJ, Brazil

  • Drilling Automation is Here: Propagation, Pitfalls, Profits & Production

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    Drilling Automation is Here: Propagation, Pitfalls, Profits & Production By Distinguished Lecturer John de Wardt Abstract:  Drilling Automation is a fast-growing technology application that impacts all companies and all disciplines connected to well construction. Technology applications are being developed by large and small companies. Rising data demands are uncovering source data quality issues that also affect data analytics. Automation will not be an all or nothing proposition, humans will still perform roles in the automation loops according to the balance of sensor data quality, algorithm capability, operational uncertainty and human capacity. Drilling programs are rapidly being digitized for greater collaboration and learning efficacy, providing the input to automated drilling systems. The value proposition of automated drilling is moving from time saved by drilling performance to increasing well productivity and reducing well operating costs. A multidiscipline approach to drilling systems automation (DSA) adoption focused on drilling duration, well productivity and well operation yields the greatest value. This SPE Distinguished Lecture presentation view is holistic and industry neutral (agnostic) benefiting all participants. There is no single solution; there is room for everybody to learn to participate. The key idea from this lecture: DSA is advancing rapidly; understanding how a holistic view encompassing drilling, subsurface and production enables knowledgeable implementation decisions for adoption by users and providers drives maximize value.   Biography:  John de Wardt is a recognized Upstream Global Consultant with a 43-year career: he consults to operators, NOC's, service companies, drilling contractors, OEM's, investors, academia. He previously held engineering / management positions with Shell, Forasol / Foramer and Halliburton. John has lived / worked in 33 countries; is Program Manager DSA Roadmap & DSABOK™, Board Member of SPE DSATS, lecturer / doctoral advisor at Colorado School of Mines. John graduated with a BSc Hons degree in Mechanical Engineering, became a Chartered Engineer and was elected a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Distinguished Member of SPE. John has Published 28 papers, led 19 industry forums / workshops and committee member SPE / IADC Drilling Conference for 19 years.

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  • SPE Brazil FPSO Symposium

    Wednesday, December 2 - Thursday, December 3, 2020
    The FPSO Symposium , will be held on the  2nd and 3rd of December 2020, from 9:00 to 18:00, on the Windsor Florida Hotel – Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brazil . Event’s idiom shall be the English to allow the participation of experts from others countries. The event will have an initial Plenary session; five technical “round table” sessions with brief presentations by their members and a relevant space for questions and debates at the end of each panel; being concluded by a final Wrap-up session.

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    Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil

  • Dec. Luncheon (+Zoom): Climate, COVID, and Careers: A Look at a Changing Industry

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CT
    Optional In-Person Luncheon or Online Only Meeting We will be meeting outdoors (weather permitting) in order to accomadate our speaker. If weather prevents us from using the Patio, we will use the Ballroom and Mr. Purvis will join us online (like our DL's). We will still have online capabilities for those who wish to view from home/office. Use the Registration box to the right to Register to attend the Luncheon (in-person). Use the ZOOM link below if you would only like to participate online. Climate, COVID, and Careers: A Look at a Changing Industry Examines how a changing world, changing economics and a global pandemic may create a tipping point in the industry and what that means for those of us in it   ZOOM (Online meeting) Register HERE pw: 687196  

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    Wichita Falls, TX, United States

  • Pressure Transient Analysis

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    Power of Time-Lapse Pressure Transient Analysis in the Petroleum Industry and CCS By Anton Shchipanov (Presenter), Lars Kollbotn, Roman Berenblyum (NORCE – Norwegian Research Centre)   Abstract  Permanent Downhole Gauges (PDG) have provided the petroleum industry with efficient and inexpensive real-time well pressure surveillance. PDGs have minimized the need for well tests related to shut-ins allowing for life-long well monitoring, where any rate changes, being part of a well test design or due to operational needs, give pressure transient responses to be analyzed. This rich data environment has motivated further development and applications of time-lapse Pressure Transient Analysis (PTA) in all industries using wells in their operations. Time-lapse PTA fits into the family of other permanent reservoir monitoring technologies including production history analysis, 4D seismic, tracers, and time-lapse well and production logging. Modern, high resolution PDGs can measure small pressure changes, which when transformed into pressure derivative provide monitoring of large reservoir areas and remote features, like faults, other wells and reservoir boundaries. This presentation discusses the wide range of applications of time-lapse PTA, from traditional well and reservoir monitoring to leakage diagnostics and surveillance of wells after plug and abandonment (P&A). It gives an overview of the developments and applications done by our research team during the last decade. The value of time-lapse PTA is demonstrated by examples of injection in oil reservoirs and saline aquifers. New areas, such as CO 2 reservoir containment and post-P&A well monitoring are discussed. Finally, the advantages and limitations of time-lapse PTA and its value for permanent reservoir monitoring in combination with other technologies such as 4D seismic are summarized.   Biography Anton Shchipanov is a senior researcher at NORCE (Norwegian Research Centre), where he has been working with reservoir characterization and simulation, well and reservoir monitoring and development of new technologies. Anton participated and managed field studies on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (the Greater Ekofisk area, Snorre, Snøhvit and others) and on-shore Europe and Latin America with focus on design and interpretation of well tests, well monitoring including stimulations, treatments and production optimization integrated with reservoir simulations and evaluations of improved oil recovery methods. Recent focus includes geological carbon storage and transferring technologies form the oil and gas industry for integrated studies of injection sites and following site monitoring.

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • December Section Meeting 2020

    Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Using Surface Measurements to Understand and Predict Downhole Events Reid Thompson Legend Energy Services Mr. Thompson currently serves as the Director of Strategic Planning for Legend Energy Services. Currently, Reid has the privilege of working with world class scientists and engineers at to utilize surface measurements to understand and predict downhole events. Prior to his current role at Legend, Reid served in various roles such as corporate development, managing operations, and finance. Prior to Legend, Reid served as a Sr. Analyst and, for a brief time, Directional Driller at Great White Energy Services and Diamondback Energy Services. Reid holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma.

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    Tyler, TX, United States

  • Bouncing Forward: What works for Boosting Resilience in Individuals and Organizations

    Thursday, December 10, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM IE
    Bouncing Forward: What works for Boosting Resilience in Individuals and Organizations. Speaker: Maria Capello Available through SPE Connect as part of the Virtual DL program.

  • Johan Sverdrup Production

    Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    Johan Sverdrup - Results after 1 Year of Production Abstract: Johan Sverdrup has been through a successful start-up that ramped up production to 470 000 barrels of oil per day in just 7 months, quickly becoming the largest oil producer on the Norwegian continental shelf. As a digital flagship in Equinor, digital solutions play an important role in maximising the value over the next 50 years. The presentation will dive into the experiences during the first year of operation and display some of the new technologies that are being applied to optimize production and operation of the field. Biography: Håkon Sunde Bakka has a master’s degree in reservoir engineering from the University of Stavanger. He joined Equinor as a graduate in 2016, and has since then worked  as a reservoir engineer in the Johan Sverdrup project. From 2017 he’s worked with digital initiatives in subsurface, including leading the subsurface cloud platform implementation on Johan Sverdrup. Since 2019 he’s been working with fiber optics analysis, and from November 2020 he takes the over the responsibility as project lead for fiber optics in Equinor. Jonas Sørbel is a Senior Reservoir Engineer in Equinor. He holds a MSc in reservoir engineering from NTNU in Trondheim. Since joining Equinor in 2015 he has been involved in the Gina Krog and Johan Sverdrup field developments on concept selections, drainage strategy evaluations and reservoir modelling. Since the Johan Sverdrup field start-up in 2019, he’s been leading the history matching effort on the reservoir model. 

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • Jan. DL Luncheon (+Zoom): Looking at Old Logs in New Ways: Re-evaluating Low Res. in Mature Fields..

    Monday, January 11, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CT
    Optional In-Person Luncheon or Online Only Meeting Use the Registration box to the right to Register to attend the Luncheon (in-person). Use the ZOOM link below if you would only like to participate online. Looking at Old Logs in New Ways: Re-evaluating Low Resistivity Intervals in Mature Fields to Identify By-Passed Pay This presentation discusses two new methods for re-evaluating conventional logs from low resistivity formations in mature fields in order to detect intervals of by-passed pay, especially those in laminated formations. The first method involves the modeling of resistivity anisotropy in neighboring wells, with different deviation angles, through the same formation. This allows vertical and horizontal resistivity logs to be computed and used in a laminated shaly sand interpretation. The second method uses low resolution modeling of different component layers in a formation which is too complex for other interpretation techniques to work. Fluid saturations are derived using separate saturation height functions for each rock type and synthetic resistivity logs are calculated and compared with recorded logs to verify the modeling results. These techniques can be used to distinguish laminated from non-laminated formations, they produce results which have significantly lower uncertainty than conventional interpretations and are also better suited to upscaling for reservoir modeling. The new techniques have been successfully applied in various formations in the Asia-Pacific region and examples are presented which demonstrate the different modelling processes available.   ZOOM (Online meeting) Register HERE An Extra 45 Minutes Can Provide a World of Knowledge!  

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    Wichita Falls, TX, United States

  • Seven Sins of the Classic Wellbore Stability Models

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM AKT
      SPE Distinguished Lecturer series: Seven Sins of the Classic Wellbore Stability Models ​ with lecturer Hamed Soroush

  • Online Distinguished Lecture: Kenneth Decker - Science vs The Art of Gas Lift Confirmation

    Thursday, January 21, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM MY

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  • Annual SPE Fort Worth Scholarship Sporting Clays Tournament

    Saturday, February 20, 2021, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT
    Due to the restrictions and concerns around COVID-19, our annual Sporting Clays event is being rescheduled for the Spring of 2021. These dates are TENTATIVE. Stay tuned for updates on location and dates.
    Fort Worth, TX, United States

  • DL Series "Mitigating Production Degradation Due to Frac Hits in Unconventional Reservoirs" Zhang

    Thursday, February 25, 2021, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT
    Abstract:  In unconventional reservoirs, a "frac hit" is the infill-to-parent well communication during hydraulic fracturing. In most shale plays, production from the parent-infill well system drops below original forecasts due to production degradation after fracture hits from offset wells.  This study reviews current methods to mitigate the production degradation and evaluates the effectiveness of these methods. Major challenges and opportunities are also presented. The mitigation methods discussed in this lecture include (1) applying far-field diverter during fracturing in the infill wells, (2) reinjecting water into the parent wells and (3) refracturing parent wells. Key design considerations for each method are presented in detail. A total of 565 fracture "hit events" at 41 impacted parent wells are statistically analyzed. Long-term well performance of several hundred impacted wells are also evaluated. Based on the comprehensive analysis, the abovementioned three mitigation methods are field-proven and effective in protecting parent wells and improving infill well stimulation efficiency. With low operational costs, pumping far-field diverters results in a P50 EUR increment by 6%, with a 20% failure rate in the parent well protection. Water reinjection in the parent wells shows successful parent well protection, but the impact on the long-term well performance is negligible. Re-stimulation of properly selected parent wells with near-wellbore diverters indicates a P50 EUR increment by 40%. Selection of parent well protection methods needs to be fit-for-purpose and is fundamentally dictated by well conditions, operational experience and economic models applicable to the area. Take-away: "Frac hit" mitigation methods need to be fit-for-purpose and are fundamentally dictated by well conditions, operational experience and specific economic models. Biography:  Junjing Zhang is a senior engineer in the Global Wells organization at ConocoPhillips. He supports completion and fracturing across ConocoPhillips assets in Lower 48 Eagle Ford, Bakken, Alaska, China, Canada and Australia. He has 12 years of research and industry experience. Zhang has developed expertise in well stimulation, wellbore related geomechanics and applied data analytics. Zhang holds a PhD degree from Texas A&M University. He has received 5 SPE awards, including the 1 st place award for the SPE International Student Paper Contest (PhD group). Zhang also received the ConocoPhillips Outstanding Early Career Technologist Award. He has authored 9 journal publications, and has made over 30 presentations at various SPE occasions. He currently serves as program committee member and session chair for the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition. Zhang is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, U.S.A.

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  • 39th Annual SPE Fort Worth Scholarship Golf Tournament

    Monday, March 1, 2021, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT
    Due to the ongoing restrictions and issues with COVID-19, the tournament is being rescheduled for the Spring of 2021. Please watch for further updates as we finalize plans and dates.
    Fort Worth, TX, United States

  • Mar 1 DL Luncheon (+Zoom): Accurate Load & Position Measurement Critical to Quality Dyna. Analysis

    Monday, March 1, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CT
    Optional In-Person Luncheon or Online Only Meeting Use the Registration box to the right to Register to attend the Luncheon (in-person). Use the ZOOM link below if you would only like to participate online. Accurate Load & Position Measurement Is Critical to Quality Dynamometer Analysis Analysis and control of sucker rod pumped (SRP) wells has changed drastically over the past 30+ years. Advanced diagnostic tools first started appearing as desktop applications. Eventually these tools shifted to the wellsite in the form of rod pump controllers to provide more accurate control of a rod pump system in real-time. All of these tools depend on a dynamometer card in order to properly analyze and control a rod pump system. However, the inputs to the dynamometer card are often of questionable accuracy. A poor quality dynamometer card can lead to improper control of the rod pump system. The accuracy of calculations that depend on the dynamometer data such as rod stress, gearbox torque, structure loading, and rod stress will also be reduced. This presentation will discuss the variety of instruments used to capture the inputs to a dynamometer card (polished rod load and position), their strengths and weaknesses, how to recognize errors in the input data, and how to correct them. The one idea I would like members to take away from this lecture is how common these measurement errors are and how to recognize and correct them to improve the operation of their rod pumped wells   ZOOM (Online meeting) Register HERE An Extra 45 Minutes Can Provide a World of Knowledge!  

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    Wichita Falls, TX, United States

  • From Piper Alpha to Macondo and 737 Max: The Danger of a Pure Compliance Culture

    Thursday, March 4, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM IE
    From Piper Alpha to Macondo and 737 Max: The Danger of a Pure Compliance Culture. Speaker: Thomas Hinterseer Available through Connect as part of the Virtual DL program.

  • 2021 SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition

    Tuesday, March 9 - Thursday, March 11, 2021
    Stavanger, Norway

  • Mar 9 DL Luncheon (+Zoom): Techniques to Reduce Operating Costs for Incr. Reserves & Profitability

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CT
    Optional In-Person Luncheon or Online Only Meeting Use the Registration box to the right to Register to attend the Luncheon (in-person). Use the ZOOM link below if you would only like to participate online. Techniques to Reduce Operating Costs for Increased Reserves and  Profitability Employing certain practices in past field operations reduced operating costs by over $4.4MM per year and helped increase reserves by more than 3 million barrels of oil (MMBO). These practices are broken into three main topics: Improving expense accounting accuracy and details Focusing on incremental individual operating costs to improve investment decisions Implementing innovative expense reduction techniques The brief accounting overview concentrates on simplifying invoice coding, creating detailed equipment expenses, and developing more precise allocations. These improvements allow “troublesome” equipment to be identified and optimized, while providing improved financials. The focus on determining individual operating costs allows shut-in wells to return to profitable production, pinpoints wells losing money, and improves the economics of workovers and new drill wells. Using this approach, one field increased reserves by more than 3 MMBO. Lastly, nine operational techniques that reduced costs are reviewed in detail (and 10 more highlighted). These applications reduced pumping failures by 61% (saving $2.1MM/year), decreased energy costs by $1.3MM/year, and saved other expenses by $1.0MM/year. With accurate detailed accounting, incremental individual well cost analysis, and cost cutting efforts, a field’s cash flow and reserves can be increased substantially.   ZOOM (Online meeting) Register HERE An Extra 45 Minutes Can Provide a World of Knowledge!  

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    Wichita Falls, TX, United States

  • Completion Design Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - Case Histories

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM AKT
    ​SPE Distinguished Lecturer Series: Completion Design Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - Case Histories with Lecturer Robert F. Shelley

  • DL Series "Making Decisions Using Completions Diagnostic Tools in Unconventional Reservoirs" Haustve

    Thursday, April 15, 2021, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT
    Abstract Properly defining the question and associated value in the answer is the first step in designing a diagnostic program. This presentation will focus on the use of diagnostic tools to characterized fractures created in hydraulically stimulated reservoirs, focusing on fracture height. The performance of hydraulically stimulated horizontal wells in unconventional reservoirs depends largely on the quality of the completion. When developing an unconventional field with horizontal, hydraulically stimulated wells, proper characterization of fracture geometry can yield a more economic field development strategy in well spacing and completion design. The size of the fractures created directly impacts the spacing between wells and the number of wells required to economically produce the resource in place. Completion costs commonly account for more than 50% of the total well cost in horizontal, unconventional wells. In developments with tens to hundreds of wells planned, small improvements in completions design can yield massive value additions to a program. The earlier the performance drivers are identified and the uncertainty in the range of outcomes is minimized, the sooner optimal field development can take place. This presentation will outline the process of defining the question, assigning value to the answer and review available diagnostics. The presentation will cover a case study focused on evaluating fracture height using fiber optic strain monitoring, and two forms of offset pressure monitoring to reduce the uncertainty in the well count in a stacked pay development. One take away: before we select the diagnostic tool(s) we plan to employ, we must first define the question we are trying to answer to ensure the value of the answer exceeds the cost of the diagnostic. Biography Kyle Haustveit is a completions engineer in a centralized subsurface group at Devon Energy and a professional engineer registered in the state of Oklahoma. He is focused on completions design, fracture modeling and diagnostic program design and interpretation. Kyle is a graduate from Montana Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering. He has authored multiple technical papers and file multiple patents related to offset pressure monitoring during hydraulic stimulation. Kyle is currently serving on the SPE Completions Advisory Committee, the Hydraulic Fracturing Technical Conference committee, Intelligent Wells committee and the Well Completions for Unconventional Resource Development committee.

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  • From Piper Alpha to Macondo and 737 Max: The Danger of a Pure Compliance Culture

    Friday, April 16, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CET

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  • Online Distinguished Lecture: Shahab D. Mohaghegh - Subsurface Analytics; Digital Transformation of

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MY

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  • Active Oilfield Development while Preserving Fragile Ecosystems

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CET

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  • Active Oilfield Development while Preserving Fragile Ecosystems

    Thursday, May 20, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM IE
    Active Oilfield Development while Preserving Fragile Ecosystems. Speaker: James Ohioma Arukhe Available through SPE Connect as part of the Virtual DL program.

  • 2021 SPE Stavanger Awards Gala

    Friday, May 28, 2021, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM CET
    We are looking forward to SPE Awards Gala May 28th at Stavanger Konserthus. Further we want to assure you that we are following the situation evolving around the COVID-19 virus spread, and is working closely with Stavanger Konserthus to ensure we stay in line with recommendations coming from Folkehelse Instituttet  and local regulations set forth. Should the situation change we will keep you informed accordingly.

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • Brasil Offshore 2021

    Tuesday, June 15 - Friday, June 18, 2021
    11ª Feira e Conferência Internacional da Indústria de Petróleo A   Brasil Offshore  é um evento de grande tradição e credibilidade realizado a mais de 20 anos, sendo o   principal evento de OPEX da indústria de Petróleo e Gás . O evento promove uma grande oportunidade de conexão e fomento de novos negócios entre  Operadoras, Epcistas, Integradores, Construtoras e Fornecedores de Equipamentos, Subsea, Automação, Manutenção, Transporte e Logística . Em sua 11ª edição, marcará a   TRANSFORMAÇÃO   da cadeia produtiva de petróleo e gás num cenário de retomada e novas perspectivas para os campos maduros e Bacia de Campos. O evento tem como objetivo fortalecer a rede de fornecedores e prepará-la para atender as demandas e projetos das operadores vencedoras dos leilões, oferencendo um   ambiente altamente técnico   com oportunidades únicas de   networking, negócios e aperfeiçoamento profissional .
    Macaé-RJ, Brazil