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

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    AGENDA: TBC Technical Lecture Abstract: Transient data is rich in information about the dynamic characteristics of the well/reservoir system. It has been used extensively by petroleum engineers since the 1920’s. Sustained development in this area is necessitated by three factors: (1) changes in the types of reservoirs we produce (e.g. conventional, unconventional) and their stages of recovery (e.g., primary, secondary), (2) new tools (e.g. formation testers, permanent downhole gauges), and (3) advances in solution techniques (e.g., use of computers, deconvolution). Today, the value and use of transient data are at an all-time high. Several crucial technology advancements were achieved during the last 10-15 years. The aim of this lecture is to update the audience about the increased capabilities of Pressure and Rate Transient analyses (PTA and RTA respectively) and how to use them to optimize reservoir management. After a brief review of existing methods in PTA / RTA, new developments will be discussed with special emphasis on integration and the role of the engineer to obtain a sensible and consistent reservoir model. Practical applications will be discussed including: characterizing unconventional reservoirs by combining multiple measurements, determining permeability and fluid saturations  under multi-phase flow conditions, integrating the analytical and numerical solutions, combining single and multi-well tests to characterize the reservoir anisotropy, calculating the average reservoir pressure under non-uniform production and boundary conditions, and using continuous measurements of well pressures to integrate PTA and RTA to characterize reservoirs. For each case, best practices and their limitations will be presented. Speaker Biography: Medhat (Med) Kamal is a Chevron Emeritus Fellow and SPE Honorary member with over 40 years of industry experience in well testing, reservoir description and production and reservoir engineering. He is the editor and lead author of SPE Monograph 23 “ Transient Well Testing ”, and has published 35+ technical papers in SPE journals. He holds BSc (Hons.) from Cairo University, and MS and PhD from Stanford University in petroleum engineering. Kamal was an SPE board member and served as the Executive Editor of SPEREE. He received several regional and international awards including the Cedric Ferguson Medal and SPE Formation Evaluation Award.

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

    Monday, June 24, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM MY
    Lecture Title : Enhanced Production Through Surface Facilities Sand Management Lecturer : C. Hank Rawlins, eProcess Technologies Hank Rawlins is the Technical Director of eProcess Technologies with 25 years’ experience in the upstream oil & gas industry. He actively conducts research in Facilities Sand Management, Produced Water Treatment, and Compact Separations Systems - and blogs weekly, teaches courses, and has fifty-six publications on these topics. Hank served as the chair of the SPE Separations Technology Technical Section (2013-2015), was an SME Henry Krumb Lecturer (2011-2012), and co-authored the PEH Chapter on Produced Water Treatment. Dr. Rawlins holds a PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, is a registered Professional Engineer, and serves as adjunct professor at Montana Tech.

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    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • SPE KL & Industry Fabulous Raya 2019

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

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    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

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

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    Muscat, Oman

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

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

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    Dallas, TX, United States

  • Site visit: Schlumberger on Benoit Rd

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

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    Singapore, Singapore

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

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

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    Tyumen, Russian Federation

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

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

  • PVT talk + AGM

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

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • Distinguished Lecturer Event, Dr. Hussain Rabia

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

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    Baghdad, Iraq

  • Wax deposition and hydrate transport modeling for flow assurance and its application in field design

    Thursday, September 26, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Abstract To minimize capital costs, operating companies are choosing to produce oil and gas through longer and longer subsea tie-backs. Transportation of multiphase gas, oil and aqueous mixture over long pipelines under high pressure and low subsea temperatures present some unique challenges. One of the most important challenges in flow assurance for such more common long pipeline designs is the possibility of blockage due to hydrate formation and/or wax deposition. This webinar will describe the wax deposition and hydrate transport models chosen and the importance of its integration into a generic, but well proven multiphase transient simulator framework. The use and importance of these integrated flow assurance models will be briefly demonstrated through a field conceptual design application with results.   Biography Dr. Neeraj Zambare currently works for Kongsberg Digital as the Product Director of LedaFlow, a well-known transient multiphase flow simulator. He is responsible for the business development, R&D and strategy of LedaFlow, which is one of the rare available options in the market for high fidelity transient flow assurance work. Throughout his career, Dr. Zambare has worked in the area of dynamic simulation with oil and gas industry as the main focus. He has consulted on various deep water, shallow water and onshore assets from early design phase of projects to operations. He has nearly 20 years of experience in building, delivering and consulting on training simulator systems, real-time online systems, flow assurance studies and process engineering studies. Prior to his role with LedaFlow, he has held focused technical roles as Product Manager of K-Spice (dynamic Process Simulation software) and Principal Engineer for Real-time online advisory systems. He has many technical papers to his credit and also gave number of presentations at various conferences and workshops. He has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University.   https://www.linkedin.com/in/neeraj-zambare-a6aaba7/

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    Houston, TX, United States

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

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

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    South Jakarta, Indonesia

  • Development of Organic Shales Outside North America

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

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    singapore, Singapore

  • Data 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 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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    Houston, TX, United States

  • 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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    Houston, TX, United States

  • 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.
    Edmonton, AB, Canada

  • 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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  • Petroleum Technology Online, Virtual Luncheon - June 9th

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT

  • The Finance You Need to Know

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MT
    Educational Support Team: The Finance You Need to Know Date: Tuesday June 9th, 2020 Speaker: Zachary Kahn, Engineering & Computer Science Grad 2020 Compound Confidence Location:  Webinar: Link emailed day of event. Time:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  Cost: SPE Member: Free,  Non- Member: $10   Abstract: This webinar is created for Young Professionals and Students interested in taking control of their finances. There is a lot of noise about what you should be doing with your money and how you should be investing it. Rather than trying to be convinced, how about learning to make decisions for yourself that make sense to you? That is the goal of the personal-finance workshop being run by Zachary Kahn. It will cover the following topics: Techniques to track your investment behaviour to constantly make better decisions (thank billionaire Ray Dalio for this). Best tools for tracking and minimizing your expenses (reduce your expenses by 10+% per month). Visual examples (with free templates to download) of how minimizing your expenses used with investing can grow your wealth exponentially over long periods. The registered accounts you could be maximizing now to make more with the money you invest (Hint: TFSA, RRSP can save you thousands of dollars per year). Of course, this is not everything you need to know, but it’s a jump start to provide you with new information (or perhaps is a nice reminder) of what you can do now to make sure you set yourself up for the life you want. Speaker Bio: Zachary Kahn , is a recent graduate of U of C, where he completed a combined degree in Chemical Engineering and Computer Science. He completed the internship program and worked in the Canadian energy industry at a major E&P and in the North American tech industry. Upon graduation, he was recruited by Google as a new graduate Software Engineer. Zack has a passion for helping people understand the mechanisms to establish financial independence by doing what they love. He is the co-founder of Compound Confidence , which is an education platform that helps people grow their skills and confidence to become financially free. 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! ​​​​

  • HOLD DUE TO COVID-19: Vulnerability and Management of Water Injectors

    Monday, June 15, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MT
    Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this live event has been cancelled. SPE Lloydminster Section is looking into ways to over this presentation remotely. Updates will be provided once they are available. Abstract: Water-injection is commonly employed to supplement reservoir energy and improve sweep efficiency in oil developments. In such applications, the injectivity and longevity of water injectors drive productivity and recovery. However, injectors are vulnerable to impairments, resulting in their gradual injectivity decline and possible catastrophic failure. To maximise value from water injectors, a holistic understanding of their impairment mechanisms is imperative. This lecture examines injector impairment, and the conditions under which an injector fails. With impairments broadly classified into hard and soft mechanisms, both classes are explored, while elucidating the main factors controlling each of these. Options to mitigate impairments are discussed, while laboratory and field examples are reviewed. The main take-away from this lecture is a better understanding of how to competitively improve the performance and longevity of water injectors. Relevant tips include (i) robust network design, well planning and delivery; (ii) high-quality injection water; (iii) effective surveillance; (iv) management of operating envelopes; and (v) maximising uptime. Accounting for injector impairments in production forecasts, as well as providing injector redundancy and intervention budgets are considered good practices to deliver credible business plans, hence safeguarding incremental reserves linked to water-injection projects.   Biography: Following a 10-year stint in Shell Nigeria, Kazeem A. Lawal is currently the Head of Reservoir Engineering at FIRST Exploration & Petroleum Development Company, Nigeria. He holds a BSc degree in chemical engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University (Nigeria), as well as MSc and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from the University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria) and Imperial College London, respectively. He has extensive experience in reservoir engineering, spanning the industry, academia and consulting. He has authored more than 40 technical papers, and served as a technical reviewer for journals and conferences. He received the 2014 SPE-Africa regional award in reservoir description and dynamics.

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  • How to Design Successful Heavy Oil & Bitumen Recovery Process: Important Considerations

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM MT
    Technical Programs: How to Design Successful Heavy Oil & Bitumen Recovery Process: Important Considerations Date: Tuesday June 16th, 2020 Speaker: Muhammad Imran, PEng, PhD, Director of Operations, Saskatchewan Research Council - Mining and Energy Division Location:  Webinar: Link emailed day of event. Time:  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Cost: SPE Member: Free,  Non- Member: $20   Abstract: The heavy oil and bitumen industry has gone through an important transformation in recent years, driven by a sustained period of low oil prices, heightened environmental pressures and declining production from conventional assets. Innovation is more important than ever as we search for new ideas and processes that are desperately needed to reduce the costs and carbon footprint of oil extraction. Traditionally, new processes can take more than 20 years from conception to commercial application. Today, we need to be able to compress the innovation cycle to three years or less. In this presentation, we will discuss important considerations for designing and optimizing novel heavy oil and bitumen recovery processes, including chemical, solvent, thermal and hybrid processes. We will focus on large-scale physical modelling and numerical simulation, as well as share several examples of how using comprehensive scaled 3-D models has helped oil companies prevent costly mistakes in the field, saving many years of process development and testing. We’ll also discuss aspects of process implementation, including proper techniques for collecting and characterizing oilfield samples and field monitoring during pilot implementation. Speaker Bio: Muhammad Imran , PEng, PhD, is the Director of Operations for SRC’s Mining and Energy Division. He has led many projects, including innovative proofs of concept; development and optimization of medium and heavy oil EOR processes; lab-scale equipment design; and physical, fluid flow, and wormhole modelling. His major areas of expertise are vapour extraction (Vapex), solvent vapour extraction (SVX), thermal SVX (TSVX), heavy oil waterflooding, steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) and steam–surfactant processes. He has a track record of research success with multiple publications in journals and conference presentations. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Ryerson University, Toronto. 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! ​​​​​

  • 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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  • June 2020 Virtual Monthly Meeting - BHP Test Optimization in Times of Curtailment

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Link to virtual meeting will be provided prior to the meeting. Abstract With today’s current environment some companies may elect to shut in wells rather than produce at sub economic levels.  With this downside there is also a window of opportunity to gather important data which can be of significant value in future well operations and field development. Information that can be obtained utilizing downhole pressure gauges during the downturn in an unconventional development utilizing horizontal wells include: Pressure Buildup Tests Wellbore skin (pressure drop at the wellbore) Well’s connectivity to the fracture system Pressure Interference Tests Quantitative evaluation of communication between wells Biography Mark Murray joined Sage Rider in August 2019 as a Sr. Reservoir Engineering Advisor. He has 37 years of well-rounded petroleum engineering experience with emphasis in reservoir engineering in both conventional and unconventional reservoirs with primary focus on pressure analysis.  Prior to joining Sage Rider, he spent seven years with Pioneer Natural Resources working unconventional plays in south Texas and the Permian Basin. He has designed and analyzed all types of well tests for oil and gas reservoirs around the world including specialized unconventional reservoir testing, on-site drill stem test supervision, and has authored/presented well testing courses for both conventional and unconventional reservoirs. Mr. Murray holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

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  • Rescheduled for June 18th - SPE OKC Luncheon

    Thursday, June 18, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Topic: Upstream M&A Trends and Outlook for 2020 Date/Time: Thursday, March 19th 11:30am – 1:00pm Location: Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club Cost: $25 for pre-registered members. $35 for non-members and all walk-ins on day of event Speaker Bio: Muhammad Laghari is a Managing Director in Citi’s Global Energy Investment Banking Group with over ten years of investment banking experience. Mr. Laghari focuses on strategic advisory assignments and financings, predominantly for companies in the upstream sector of the global oil and gas industry. Prior to Citi, Mr. Laghari worked for Barclays Capital as a Vice President, Investment Banking in its Global Natural Resources group. Mr. Laghari’s experience includes a broad range of strategic advisory and capital markets engagements. He has led more than 50 transactions totaling over $118 billion in value and spanning North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Europe. Notable transactions include: Strategic Advisory: Occidental’s $58bn acquisition of Anadarko, Encana’s $7.7bn acquisition of Newfield, BHP Billiton’s sale of its onshore US assets to BP for $10.5bn, Roan’s $1.0bn sale to Citizen, Devon’s sale of it’s Citizen’s joint venture with Linn to form Roan, Chisholm’s acquisition of Gastar, Daylight’s C$3.1bn sale to Sinopec, Riverstone / Silver Run’s $1.6bn purchase of Centennial, Vanguard on its $539mm merger with LRR Energy Activism Defense: Occidental’s defense against Icahn (2019/ongoing), BHP’s defense against Elliott (2017) Capital Markets Advisory: TPG Pace Energy’s $650mm SPAC IPO, Silver Run’s $500mm SPAC IPO, Oryx Petroleum’s C$250mm IPO, Blackstone Minerals’ $539mm IPO and various other equity, debt and acquisition finance related transactions Mr. Laghari earned an M.A. in Financial Risk Management from the Segal Graduate School of Business at Simon Fraser University and graduated with Honors from Lahore University of Management Sciences with a B.Sc. in Economics and a minor in Mathematics. He is also a CFA charterholder. He and his wife Nadia, reside in Houston with their daughter Lyla. Abstract to Come
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  • D L-- Data Analytics with Human Intelligence: Outlier Analysis for Decoding Unconventional Plays

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

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  • Eaver Technologies - A Game-Changer for the Renewable Power Market

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MT
    Young Professionals Webinar: Eaver Technologies - A Game-Changer for the Renewable Power Market Date:   Wednesday, June 24th  , 2020 Location:   Registration open until June 21st. Time:  11:45 a.m.(Registration), 12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m. (Webinar) Speaker:  Matt Toews, P.Eng. Cost: FREE   Abstract: Eavor (pronounced “Ever”) is a technology based Energy company led by a team dedicated to creating a clean, reliable and affordable energy future on a global scale. Eavor’s solution (Eavor-Loop™) represents the world’s first truly scalable form of green baseload power. Eavor achieves this by mitigating or eliminating many of the issues that have hindered traditional geothermal solutions. As a completely closed-loop system, Eavor has the advantages of no exploration risk, no fracking, no GHG emissions, no earthquake risk, no water use, no produced brine or solids, and no aquifer contamination. The presentation will provide an introduction to Eavor’s technology, markets, and business plan. Speaker Bio: Matt Toews Matt Toews is a professional engineer with over a decade of experience in production and operations with a focus on management and technology development. Fueled by a passion for new ventures and developing projects from the ground up, Toews has produced an extensive portfolio of pilot projects with a successful track record of creating value through technology commercialization. During his tenure at Cenovus Energy, Toews led a team accountable for wellbore design and optimization at Cenovus’ thermal assets – which produce an aggregate 370,000 bbl/d. Toews graduated with Distinction from the University of Calgary Oil and Gas Engineering. Special thanks to the Ovintiv Corporation for sponsoring the Society of Petroleum Engineers Young Professionals technical events

  • Annual General Meeting and Awards Announcement

    Thursday, June 25, 2020, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM MT
    SPE Calgary Section: 2020 Annual General Meeting and Awards Announcement Date:  Thursday, June 25th  Time:  4:30 PM Location:  WEBINAR Cost:  SPE Members Free,  Non-Members $10.00 Details: The SPE Calgary Section is proud to have over 3,500 members and to be the 3rd largest Section with many technical and social events executed each year. None of these events can be made possible without the efforts of our membership. Please join us for our first ever LIVE digital event   where we will review our achievements this past year, as well as look forward to our plans for next year! At this time we will also be announcing our 2020 Calgary Section award winners.  T o honor and recognize outstanding members, volunteers, contributors, supporters, and corporations,  we are planning on holding an awards ceremony in the Fall . Stay tuned for details on an award celebration to come..   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!

  • Ordentliche Mitgliederversammlung 2020

    Friday, June 26, 2020, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM CET
      GS-SPE-Einladung-oMV2020.pdf Einladung zur ordentlichen Mitgliederversammlung 2020 - english version below -  Gelsenkirchen, den 05.06.2020 Sehr geehrte Mitglieder der Deutschen Sektion der Society of Petroleum Engineers, hiermit lade ich Sie herzlich zu unserer ordentlichen Mitgliederversammlung am Freitag, den 26. Juni 2020 um 14:00 Uhr ein. Die ordnungsgemäße Ladung hat zwei Wochen vor der ordentlichen Mitgliederversammlung (oMV) zu erfolgen; dieser Verpflichtung ist mit heutiger schriftlicher Bekanntmachung genüge getan. TAGESORDNUNG 1. Begrüßung 2. Jahresbericht des Vorstandes und der Fachvorstände 2019/20 der GSSPE 3. Bericht der Kassenprüfer 4. Berichte aus den Student Chapters 5. Entlastung des Kassenwartes 6. Entlastung des Vorstandes 7. Bericht des Nominierungsausschusses 8. Wahl des Vorstandes 2020/21 und der Kassenprüfer 9. Verschiedenes 10. Auszeichnung der Studenten mit dem GSSPE Förderpreis 2020, Änderungen und Ergänzungen zur Tagesordnung der ordentlichen Mitgliederversammlung können schriftlich beim Vorstand der GSSPE eingereicht werden ( tobias.backers@rub.de ). Die Einladung ist auch auf unserer Webseite connect.spe.org/Germany einsehbar. Die oMV wird dieses Jahr digital stattfinden. Wenn Sie nicht teilnehmen können, ist erstmalig die Möglichkeit zur Briefwahl gegeben. Die Registrierung und den Stimmzettel stellen wir kommende Woche zur Verfügung. Wenn Sie sich im Vorstand der GSSPE engagieren wollen, teilen Sie uns dies bitte unter Angabe des angestrebten Amtes bis zum 12.06.2020 mit. Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Kandidatur! Ich freue mich auf Ihre zahlreiche Teilnahme und verbleibe mit freundlichem Glückauf Tobias Backers Vorsitzender GSSPE Deutsche Sektion der Society of Petroleum Engineers e.V.   - english version - Dear members of the German Section of Society of Petroleum Engineers, I hereby cordially invite you to our ordinary general meeting on Friday, June 26 2020, at 2 pm. The proper summons must take place two weeks before the ordinary general meeting (oMV); This obligation is met with today's written announcement.  AGENDA 1. Welcome 2. Annual report of the board and board members 2019/20 of GSSPE 3. Report of the auditor 4. Reports from the Student Chapters 5. Relief of the treasurer 6. Discharge of the board 7. Report of the nomination committee 8. Election of the board 20/21and the cash auditor 9. Miscellaneous 10. Awarding of the students with the GSSPE funding award 2020. Changes and additions to the agenda of the ordinary general meeting can be submitted in writing to the board of the GSSPE ( tobias.backers@rub.de ). The invitation can also be viewed on our website connect.spe.org/Germany. The oMV will take place digitally this year. If you are unable to participate, you have the option of postal voting for the first time. We will provide the registration and the voting slip next week. If you would like to become a member of the board of the GSSPE, please let us know by stating the desired position by June 12, 2020. We look forward to your application!   I look forward to your numerous participation and remain with good luck   Tobias Backers Chairman GSSPE German Section Society of Petroleum Engineers e.V.  

  • 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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    Singapore, Singapore

  • SPE OKC July Luncheon

    Thursday, July 16, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Join the Oklahoma City section of the SPE for another great luncheon with Distinguished Lecturer, Kyle Haustveit. About this Event Monthly Luncheon LUNCHEON MOVED TO NEW DATE! July 16th, 2020/11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club $25 at for pre-registered members / $35 for non-members and ALL walk-ins Speaker: Kyle Haustveit, Devon Energy Topic: Making Decisions Using Completions Diagnostic Tools in Unconventional Reservoirs 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. Speaker Bio: Kyle Haustveit is a professional engineer registered in the state of Oklahoma. He is a completions engineer in a centralized subsurface group at Devon Energy. Kyle 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. For questions regarding registration please contact: Caleb Padilla - cpadilla@reservoirdata.com or 405-618-9652

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    Nichols Hills, OK, United States

  • Billings SPE Golf Tournament

    Friday, August 7, 2020, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MT
    Event details and registration information to follow.

  • 11º Petroufes

    Wednesday, August 19 - Friday, August 21, 2020
    O Petroufes, promovido por alunos e professores do curso de Graduação em Engenharia de Petróleo do Centro Universitário Norte do Espírito Santo (CEUNES), Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES), é o maior evento de Óleo e Gás do Espírito Santo, realizado anualmente na cidade de São Mateus, no Espírito Santo. Sua magnitude expressa a força da nossa indústria e o torna uma importante ferramenta para capacitar os estudantes e aproximá-los da indústria Oil&Gas. Diante do novo momento que o mercado internacional e nacional do petróleo vive, o Petroufes, visa promover um debate sobre este momento e também agir como um veículo de qualificação para todos aqueles que acreditam no potencial da indústria petrolífera. Esse grande evento é realizado em três dias, no qual são abordados e trabalhados casos relacionados ao tema principal. O Petroufes conta com atividades desenvolvidas no período da manhã e no período da tarde. O período da manhã será destinado a realização de minicursos, visitas técnicas e coffee break. Já o período da tarde, será voltado para a realização de palestras, mesas redondas, sessões de RH, stands, coffee break, OilQuiz, apresentações das empresas do setor petrolífero e oficinas acadêmicas. Para a realização desse evento contamos com a parceria de instituições públicas e de grandes empresas do setor petrolífero, tanto no âmbito nacional, quanto internacional. As edições passadas apresentaram uma média de público de 350 participantes. Em comemoração dos dez anos de sucesso, o Petroufes desse ano vem com diversas inovações! Participe você também do maior Workshop de Exploração e Produção de Petróleo e Gás Natural capixaba.

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    São Mateus-ES, Brazil

  • SPE Brazil Subsea Symposium

    Tuesday, September 1 - Wednesday, September 2, 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

  • Beyond the Borders - an SPE YP initiative - Hamburg, 10 - 12 Sep 2020

    Thursday, September 10 - Saturday, September 12, 2020

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  • SPE Norway Subsurface Conference

    Monday, September 14, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CET
    Bergen, Norway

  • POSTPONED TO 2021 - Technical Symposium at the Lloydminster Heavy Oil Show

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM MT
    This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Once the event has been rescheduled planning will continue by the Lloydminster SPE group to have the technical symposium ready. The Lloydminster Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Lloydminster Heavy Oil Show are pleased to host a Technical Symposium during the Oil show once it has been rebooked. NOTE: Limited seating will be available, more will be communicated once the event planning continues.   SCHEDULE 7:30am Doors Open 8:00am Speaker to be determined 9:00am Speaker to be determined 10:00am Speaker to be determined 11:00am Speaker to be determined 12:00 Lunch

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    Lloydminster, SK, Canada

  • 2020 LASPE Scholarship Golf Tournament

    Friday, September 25, 2020, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM PT
    Cypress, CA, United States

  • 39th Annual SPE Fort Worth Scholarship Golf Tournament

    Thursday, October 1, 2020, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT
    Date for the tournament are tentative - please watch for updates.
    Fort Worth, TX, United States

  • SPE Stavanger Awards Gala

    Thursday, October 22, 2020, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM CET
    We are looking forward to this year’s SPE Awards Gala October 22nd at Stavanger Konserthus and we are well on our way with the preparations. 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

  • 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

  • 2021 SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition

    Tuesday, March 9 - Thursday, March 11, 2021
    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