Events


  • SPE End of year gathering: Virtual social Quiz

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
    SPE End of year gathering: Virtual social Quiz   Wednesday 9 th  December  Starting at 5pm; Session concludes ~6pm  Online ZOOM meeting (Link will be provided through reply email). RSVP by Monday 7 th  December Mailto:VictoriaTasmania@spemail.org   Dear SPE members, Hope you are all doing well, and recovering from the tough year we already have. Considering most of the city based members have not got back to work at full capacity before the end of the year, we have decided to hold a virtual social quiz to end 2020. The session will be held through Zoom On Wednesday the 9 th  of December at 5pm. This would give everyone to have a virtual social catch up and enjoy an online Quiz. Please RSVP by Monday the 7 th of December. The link to participate in the session and further details will be provided to you once you RSVP’d. Kind regards and hope to see you all next Wednesday. And wish you a Merry Christmas and safe holidays for those who we don't see. 

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  • SPE FTS 2020 Webinar Summary – On-demand videos available online

    Thursday, December 17, 2020, 07:00 AM - 07:00 AM CST
    Dear members of FTS, 2020 has been a year unlike any other.  We have all had to face challenges and adapt to changes we had not anticipated.   It has been no different for the SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section.   During the past year, we have managed to switch from our established in-person technical luncheons/webinars based in Houston to providing all our membership engagements via virtual webinar.  This has presented some challenges, but we believe it has also provided us the opportunity to better serve the global flow assurance community.    In summary, we successfully delivered 8 webinars in 2020.  All of the webinars have on-demand videos available which are free for SPE members to watch anywhere and anytime at your leisure. A list of all the webinars is provided below with the links directed to the SPE Online Education portal. We all wish you and your family a great holiday season and Happy New Year!    We look forward to an exciting 2021 and thank you for the opportunity to serve the flow assurance community in 2020. Stay well and safe, 2020 SPE FTS executive committee team Webinar Title and On-Demand Video Link Speaker and Affiliation Enhanced Production Through Surface Facilities Sand Management Dr. Hank Rawlins, Technical Director, eProcess Technologies Getting to Sanction in 3 Months – Engineering Perspective Nikhil Joshi, Chemical Engineer, University of Houston Ensuring Your Asset is Ready for Operations Dr. Sonny Llave, Director, Intelligent Operations, Wood Management and Solutions to Gas Hydrates Problems: Learnings from the Lab to the Field Professor Amadeu Sum, Colorado School of Mines Oil Specific Pour Point Depressants for Two Asian Crude Oils Min Wang, Applications Manager, Oil & Gas and Water Technology, Croda Inc. Process Safety of Hydrate Blockage Depressurization Dr. Taras Makogon, Flow Assurance Specialist Asphaltene Precipitation and Deposition in Containers, Flow Lines and Hydrocarbon Formations and Mitigation by Functional Molecules Professor Abbas Firoozabadi, Senior Scientist/Director, Reservoir Engineering Research Institute Sand Production Management – Sand Transport, Erosion and Erosion-Corrosion Dr. Damo Vedapuri, President/Head, North American Operations, Tridiagonal Solutions

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  • Congratulations! Cambodia Section reaches milestone anniversary in 2021!

    Friday, December 18, 2020, 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM ICT
    Happy 10 th Year Milestone Anniversary for Cambodia Section! We are proud of these celebrations, as they bring us many reflections and memories about the volunteer work that each member contributes. Thanks to those people who day by day put their shoulders selflessly to add value to those who are part of this industry. These celebrations also remind us of friends who have done a lot for this organization and are not here today, who have left a unique legacy. We want to say thanks to all the partners who accompany us, to the professionals who lend us their time to carry out the mission of the SPE, and to all those who give us their knowledge and experiences to help us grow as people and professionals in the Oil & Gas industry. Thanks and Best Regards Happy Anniversary SPE Cambodia Section 🏆10 . #SPE #SPECambodia #WeareSPE

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    Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • Artificial Lift Technology

    Friday, December 18, 2020, 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM EAT
    About the presenter: Name: Alan Lujang Salyi Lo-Laku Graduate: Sudan University for Science & Technology (SUST), College of Petroleum Engineering & Technology Working Experience: Working with Schlumberger since 2010 as Artificial Lift Specialist (10 years experience in ESP and other Artificial Lift Methods ) SLB Sudan: 2010 – 2012 SLB South Sudan: 2012-2014 SLB Oman: 2014 – 2019 SLB UAE: 2019 till Now   Currently servicing as ARTIFICIAL LIFT, JOB DELIVERY LEAD (JDL) for SCHLUMBERGER UAE-ABU DHABI

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  • SPE Baghdad Section D&I Scholarship for Outstanding Petroleum Engineering Student

    Monday, December 28, 2020 - Thursday, January 21, 2021
    Dear SPE Baghdad Section Student Chapters Members, SPE Baghdad Section is pleased to announce the SPE Baghdad Section D&I Scholarship for Outstanding Petroleum Engineering Student.  About the Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship for Iraqi Undergraduate Students to assist in achieving their academic goal funded by one of the D&I Committee Members at the SPE Baghdad Section (Mrs. Arwa Alrefaai) to encourage students for scientific excellence. Eligibility The eligible applicant for this scholarship must: 1. Be a Petroleum Engineering Student in his second or third year of study. 2. Be enrolled in evening education, parallel education, and Private education (education with fees). 3. Be a Student at the University of Baghdad, University of Technology, the University of Kerbala, and Al Farabi University college. 4. Be a SPE Active Student Member for 2021 at the above universities SPE student chapters. 5. Be non-employed and sign an undertaking about that in Section 4 of this application form. 6. Attach with this form his Certificate of Transcript (or grades) for the 1st year if he is in his 2nd year of study and for the 1st and 2nd year if he is in his 3rd year of study. Application Form Please download the application form and fill it with the required information then submit it back to Baghdad@spemail.org via email with the subject "D&I Scholarship" no longer than Jan 21, 2021.

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  • 2020-2021 SPE Distinguished Lecturer Event with Javier Franquet

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM AT
    Dear Members, New Year Greetings to you! SPE Erbil Section wishes you and yours health and prosperity in the new year! We hope to bring you more fruitful and informative events this year, we are pleased to kick-off this year with SPE's Distinguished Lecturer event! Kindly join us and make the most of SPE Distinguished Lecturer– Javier A. Franquet’s virtual visit to our section. SPE Distinguished Lecturers are industry experts and outstanding speakers, nominated by their peers, to share their knowledge and expertise on the latest industry trends and technologies with SPE members throughout the world through visits to local sections. Distinguished Lecturer: Javier A. Franquet (Senior Advisor) Lecture: Perfecting In-situ Stress Calibration for Field Developments Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Time: 12:00 PM Erbil Local Time Please click the following link or scan the QR code. You will be sent a personal invitation to the event: https://www.spe.org/en/dl/schedule/ For non-members, you can join this event by creating an SPE Membership and selecting Erbil Section as the main section through this link. https://www.spe.org/en/join/ Do not miss the opportunity to have a live and engaging conversation with a world-class speaker and expert in their field! Add it to your calendars and share with your colleagues!

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  • Distinguished Lecture

    Thursday, January 14, 2021, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM SAT
    We hope you can join us, and make the most of SPE Distinguished Lecturer– James Ohioma Arukhe ’s virtual visit to our section. The event is live! A recording will NOT be available if you miss it. Don’t miss this LIVE SPE Virtual Distinguished Lecturer.   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.  Register  HERE

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  • HALLIBURTONS Internships for SPE Baghdad Section Members

    Friday, January 15 - Wednesday, January 20, 2021
    ABOUT THE INTERNSHIPS As part of the cooperation framework between the SPE Baghdad Section and Halliburton Company to support the activities of our section and our members. Halliburton offers golden Internship opportunities for a month in its camp in Basra, this opportunities is totally free, and the company will provide training and cover accommodation and meals for the participants inside Its camp. The transportation fees to and from the company's camp at Basra should be covered by the participants. ELIGIBILITY The Eligible applicant must be:  1. Fresh Graduate who holds  active SPE Professional Membership for 2021 at SPE Baghdad Section. 2. Unemployed at a Petroleum (Oil) Company (NOC's and IOC's). 3. Ready to accommodate for a month in Halliburton's camp in Basra and fully comply with training, instructions, and conditions set by the company. SELECTION CRITERIA The applications are reviewed and evaluated by a number of reviewers from the SPE Baghdad Section and HALLIBURTON. Four criteria are graded, for a maximum score. The criteria are the following: 1. SPE Baghdad Section 2021 Membership. 2. Study records (Transcripts and Grades). 3. Professional development potential. 4. Self-presentation (CV and Application). The shortlisted applicants will be invited via their email address to an online Video Interview. APPLICATION DEADLINE The deadline for submitting the application is January 20, 2021.

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    Basra, Iraq

  • SPE Northern Emirates Golf Night Out

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM AST
    Dear SPE Members,  We'd like to invite you to our monthly SPE Night Golf (DOGS) located at Emirates Golf Club, Dubai.  This is a friendly networking event within our industry, fun for golfers at all skill levels in a team format. Play with the regulars from operators and service companies such as Dubai Petroleum, Dragon Oil, Shelf Drilling, IAS International, Hunting, and much more. Wednesday, 20 Jan 2021 1800 -1845 : Check in  1900-1945 : Tee off Front and Back 9 Mens (Blue) , Ladies (Red) 2130 - Late : Prize Ceremony at Pool Terrace   Please RSVP to; 1. Izwan Adnan ( iadnan@dragonoil.com ), 2. Rameez Anwar ( rameezanwar@live.com)

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    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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

    Thursday, January 21, 2021, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM MY
    Please register here and email for meeting login Abstract: The gas lift design technique is the result of empirical evidence gathered at the wellhead.  Because the design technique is generally successful it is believed the theories of valve performance are also correct.  Flow testing of gas lift valves has provided more accurate performance models but those models have not been incorporated into the design technique. The annulus gas balance concept will be introduced and used to explain how tested valve performance models can be used to perform analysis on gas lift wells.  Data collected from an unconventional well be analyzed and compared to traditional analysis methods. Standard practice for gas lift was developed decades ago without the benefit of modern tools and test data.  We now have the tools and data to perform more accurate design and analysis.  We should begin to change ‘standard practice’ to reflect our new understanding of how gas lift works. Biography: Ken has spent his professional career working with Gas Lift and particularly the flow performance of gas lift valves.  That career has spanned 40 years working with Merla, Otis, and finally Decker Technology, Inc. He served as the chairman of the original API 11V2 RP document that defined how gas lift valves are to be tested.  The Valve Performance Clearinghouse (VPC) was created and administered by Ken for 17 years before being donated to Louisiana State University.  He has consulted on gas lift projects around the world, wrote computer programs to simulate and analyze gas lift wells, written numerous SPE papers, is a regular presenter for the Gas Lift Workshop, and was named an SPE Artificial Lift Legend in 2018.

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  • SPE Baghdad Section Awards Ceremony for 2020

    Thursday, January 28, 2021, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM AT
    ABOUT THE EVENT The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is the place for Oil and Gas professionals, we provide unparalleled insights, shared expertise, life-long learning, and community strength to fuel the success of our members and the future of the Oil and Gas industry. Our active members are our wealth, we constantly strive to motivate them in order to continue their activism to make positive change. The event including a one-day Awards Ceremony dedicated to honoring SPE Student Chapters, engineers, scientists, technologists, petroleum engineering students, and sponsors who exemplify the mission of SPE in the past year (2020) to advance and share technology for the benefit of humanity despite the difficulties. The event will be the first of its kind in Iraq at the SPE level and many VIP personalities were invited to the event from International Oil Companies, Engineering Colleges, Petroleum Engineering Depts,  the Ministry of Oil Companies, and private sector companies. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION The hard deadline for submitting the application form is January 25, 2021

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    Baghdad, Iraq

  • How Will Subsea Processing Technologies Enable Future Deepwater Field Developments?

    Thursday, January 28, 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CST
    Note that this event will be conducted as a SPE webinar only event. It is free for global SPE members via the webinar registration link below.  Webinar registration: https://webevents.spe.org/products/how-will-subsea-processing-technologies-enable-future-deepwater-field-developments      Description Abstract: This talk presents on how subsea processing technologies will be the enabling technologies for future ultra-deepwater field developments and long-distance tiebacks. This study identifies the gaps that need to be closed and decision-making process during the field development life cycle by considering both the technical and economic constraints of various subsea processing technologies. As E&P companies continue to struggle during these uncertain and dynamic times, the challenges associated with developing the deepwater fields are bound to escalate. Subsea processing technologies are the enabling and growing technologies due to their huge potential to increase recoverable reserves, to accelerate production and produced water treatment. Speaker: Dr. Phaneendra Kondapi Dr. Phaneendra Kondapi is an affiliate faculty at Colorado School of Mines in the Center for Hydrate Research and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. In his previous roles, he served as a founding director of engineering programs at UH and director of subsea engineering. He also served as the director of subsea engineering and professor of practice at Texas A&M University. Previously, he worked in the subsea processing group leading the flow management team at FMC Technologies and as a senior technical advisor at KBR. He is a distinguished member of SPE and recognised as a distinguished petroleum engineering faculty by SPE Gulf Coast North America.

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  • SPE Northern Emirates Golf Night Out - February 2021

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM AST
    Dear SPE Members,  We'd like to invite you to our monthly SPE Night Golf (DOGS) located at Emirates Golf Club, Dubai. This is a friendly networking event within our industry, fun for golfers at all skill levels in a team format. Play with the regulars from operators and service companies such as Dubai Petroleum, Dragon Oil, Shelf Drilling, IAS International, Hunting, and much more. Wednesday, 17 Feb 2021 1800 - 1845 : Check in  1900 - 1945 : Tee off Front and Back 9 Men (Blue) , Ladies (Red) 2130 - Late : Prize Ceremony at Pool Terrace Please RSVP to; 1. Izwan Adnan ( iadnan@dragonoil.com ), 2. Rameez Anwar ( ranwar@sprint-ae.com)   #MiddleEast #Dubai #SocialActivity #SocialEvents #Golf

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  • SPE DISTINGUISHED LECTURERS: LINER DRILLING – A Simple Solution to Complex Drilling Challenges

    Friday, February 19, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM SGT
    Abstract: Liner drilling has steadily evolved as an accepted means for mitigating drilling hazards. When encountering well hazards in harsh drilling environments, conventional mitigation techniques can be insufficient, and liner drilling systems are a relatively simple and highly effective solution compared to other drilling hazard mitigation techniques. The liner is the bottom hole assembly (BHA) and is conveyed by drill pipe, much like a conventional BHA. Liner drilling requires virtually no rig modifications for deployment, which makes it an attractive means for immediate and efficient mitigation of hole issues. This relative simplicity, coupled with the fact that liner drilling can isolate drilling hazards like lost circulation and related wellbore instability in a single hole section, make this technology a key mitigation tool in the driller's toolbox. The case histories presented in this lecture will demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach. This lecture will show the level of complexity that directional liner drilling systems have over non-retrievable liner drilling systems. It will also demonstrate the versatility of liner drilling systems because they allow integration with other emerging technologies, such as managed pressure drilling and continuous circulation systems for more effective management of narrow pressure window scenarios. Deploying liner drilling systems with circulating and cementing systems operated by radio frequency identification (RFID) can optimize hole cleaning and eliminate mechanical intervention during cementing operations. This talk presents an overview of liner drilling applications, including the equipment and engineering required, and illustrates instances where the application of liner drilling was the only viable option to save the well. Biography: Steven Rosenberg is an independent consultant previously serving as Global Business Director - Integrated Solutions for Weatherford’s Global Sales team. He has more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, which includes 20 years of operator and rig contractor drilling engineering positions. Regarded as a subject matter expert in casing and liner drilling applications, he has authored numerous papers and articles on these topics. In addition, he holds three patents. Mr. Rosenberg earned BS degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University and Biology from St. Lawrence University. #DrillingandCompletions #drillingengineering

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  • Alternatives to Radionuclide-based Well Logging Techniques- Are they real or just wishful thinking?

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 01:15 PM - 02:30 PM SGT
    Radionuclide-based logging tools critical for reservoir characterization and well placement, are still under scrutiny due to their continuing security and/or safety risks. Of concern are Am-Be source tools used for neutron porosity, zonal correlation and spectroscopy-to-mineralogy, and Cs-137 source tools used for density. Acoustic and NMR porosity techniques, and radiation generator-based density, porosity and mineralogy techniques have been tested by industry as alternatives, with mixed results. Novel Alt-tech concepts are being assessed. Simultaneously, tighter regulations have been promulgated, improved source-use protocols developed, and e-tags to monitor source movement are being field-tested. The talk first briefly reviews source use and risks. The four-component risk-mitigation approach noted is then discussed, with emphasis on Alternative Technologies. Requirements alternatives must meet to be replacement are examined, tested alternatives are mapped to these requirements, and novel concepts being assessed with the potential to allow a step change in well logging are described. The talk concludes by exploring two questions with the audience: Can the industry continue use of risky radioactive sources while searching for replacement technologies-if yes, how? If not, are alternatives wishful thinking? BIO: Ahmed Badruzzaman is a consultant to US Department of Energy (DOE) on mitigating risks of radionuclide-based well logging tools. His 37 years on down-hole nuclear techniques includes R&D at Chevron, Sandia National Laboratories, and Schlumberger-Doll, and teaching at University of California, Berkeley. He led USDOE’s 2015 Scoping Study on Alternatives and guided their 2016/2017 initiative on source security & alternatives in Central Asia and Ukraine. He is a primary industry discussant on the topic through his own research with a patent on n-gamma density as an alternative to Cs-137-based density, technical papers on other novel nuclear-based alternatives, leadership of SPWLA’s Nuclear Logging SIG, and commentary at various forums. He helped develop Chevron’s in-house Radioactive Source Handling Guideline, prepare IAEA’s draft logging source safety guide under review, and revise Vienna-based WINS’ Best Practice Guide on security of these sources. He was an official reviewer of US National Academy of Sciences’ 2008 report to Congress, “Radiation Source Use and Replacement.” Author of over 45 papers, two US patents, and an upcoming textbook on Nuclear Logging, Ahmed is a Fellow of American Nuclear Society, a past SPE Distinguished Lecturer, and a two-time SPWLA Distinguished Speaker. He holds PhD in Nuclear Engineering and Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

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  • Net Zero Flow Assurance

    Thursday, February 25, 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CST
    Note that this event will be conducted as a SPE webinar only event. It is free for global SPE members via the webinar registration link below.  Webinar registration: https://webevents.spe.org/products/net-zero-flow-assurance     Description Abstract: With increasing commitments to de-carbonize oil and gas operations, redefining our mindsets is essential to meet the challenge. Those in the flow assurance discipline have an important role to play in supporting this change. Holistic thinking to include the reservoir, flow through pipes and separation processes were already part of the flow assurance considerations in design and operations. This discussion would be a dialogue of associated gas management that supports the transition to net-zero emissions. Ideas to manage associated gas and the urgency to advance current tools enabling effective predictions will be discussed. We will also discuss technologies where flow assurance would play a critical role and skill sets required to enable that transition.   Speaker: Nikhil Joshi Nikhil has a diverse experience set over 23 yrs in upstream oil and gas, including flow assurance, production, reservoir, business development and asset management. His current efforts are focused on GHG emission reduction with adoption of new technologies & procedures. He is supporting the evolution of operators to integrate technologies such as renewables and carbon capture within E&P portfolio. He continues the journey of idea generation and implementation through publications and presentation with today’s talk.

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  • What Does the Future Look Like for the Oil & Gas and Energy Sector - The Energy Transition

    Friday, March 5, 2021, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM ICT
    Distinguished Lecture by Ian Phillips, Pale Blue Dot Energy Limited Co-organised by SPE Vietnam Section & SPE Singapore Section Abstract: This presentation considers the future of the Oil & Gas industry from two perspectives. The first half paints a picture of an industry in extremely good health and with an exciting future - global population continues to grow and individuals' standard of living continues to rise - so demand for energy is growing steadily. Despite this growing demand, global proven reserves have risen as technology improves. In addition, we know where there is a lot more oil and gas in deposits that are currently uneconomic, but a small increase in the oil price would make these "proven reserves." In a nutshell, the industry might have a bright future. The second half presents the significant obstacle: summarizing the science of climate change and considering what happened when temperature rose this high in the past. The emerging alternatives, renewables, energy efficiency, and some dramatic scientific advances in "clean hydrocarbons," will also be reviewed. The presentation closes with an assessment of the impact of these competing forces on the oil and gas industry, the developed world, and the human race. Biography: Ian Phillips has over 30 years of experience in the upstream Oil & Gas industry with operators and service companies. In 2007, he became a founding Director of CO2DeepStore Limited - now Pale Blue Dot Energy Limited - the first company specifically seeking to deliver CCS as a service. He holds an M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot Watt University and an MBA. He is also a Fellow of the UK Energy Institute and is a Chartered Petroleum Engineer. He recently completed 4 years as Chairman of the SPE Aberdeen Section and was previously North Sea Regional Director on the SPEI Board. He is an SPE Distinguished Member.

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  • What Does the Future Look Like for the Oil & Gas and Energy Sector – The Energy Transition

    Friday, March 5, 2021, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM SGT
    Distinguished Lecture by Ian Phillips, Pale Blue Dot Energy Limited, Organised by the SPE Vietnam section who kindly allow us to join on the lecture. Abstract:   This presentation considers the future of the oil and gas industry from two perspectives. The first half paints a picture of an industry in extremely good health and with an exciting future - global population continues to grow and individuals' standard of living continues to rise - so demand for energy is growing steadily. Despite this growing demand, global proven reserves have risen as technology improves. In addition, we know where there is a lot more oil and gas in deposits that are currently uneconomic, but a small increase in the oil price would make these "proven reserves." In a nutshell, the industry might have a bright future. The second half presents the significant obstacle: summarizing the science of climate change and considering what happened when temperature rose this high in the past. The emerging alternatives, renewables, energy efficiency, and some dramatic scientific advances in "clean hydrocarbons," will also be reviewed. The presentation closes with an assessment of the impact of these competing forces on the oil and gas industry, the developed world, and the human race. Biography: Ian Phillips has over 30 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry with operators and service companies. In 2007 he became a founding Director of CO2DeepStore Limited - now Pale Blue Dot Energy Limited - the first company specifically seeking to deliver CCS as a service. He holds an M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot Watt University and an MBA. He is also a Fellow of the UK Energy Institute and is a Chartered Petroleum Engineer. He recently completed 4 years as chair of the SPE Aberdeen Section and was previously North Sea Regional Director on the SPEI Board. He is an SPE Distinguished Member. Join   Zoom   Meeting https://us02web. zoom .us/j/4998052642?pwd=QkVYM0hzU2tuTEFqZ0xuMjdZTDVKUT09   Meeting ID: 499 805 2642 Passcode: 1234

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  • International Women's Day Webinar 2021

    Monday, March 8, 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM AST
    We are delightful to invite you to the Webinar for celebrating International Women's Day. First Topic: “The Power of the Mind: Empowering Women to Achieve” Second Topic: “Get the Power to Rise: Focus on Women” When: 8th of March 2021, 14:00 – 15:30 (GST) How to Register: https://lnkd.in/d2VX3Wp Register in advance and join hands with SPE NE Diversity & Inclusion Committee to mark women's day 2021. Speakers: Olga Labai - Director O&G Consultants Larisa Nekrasova - Human Development Expert Hosted By: Oil and Gas Consultants Sponsored By: LOT Downhole Products DMCC Special thanks to the event sponsor, LOT.

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  • SPE Distinguished Lecture - 2021

    Sunday, March 14, 2021, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM AST
    Title: In Relentless Pursuit of Offshore Safety: A Privileged Perspective Speaker: Derrick O’Keeffe Abstract: Offshore worker occupational safety may be improving, but less frequent, high consequence events and leading indicators – like major gas releases – are proving stubbornly difficult to drive down. Getting the right information is key to understanding the risks and the available controls for effective risk management. Is there an over-focus on bad-outcome events, and insufficient attention paid to “weak signals”? Are opportunities in data analytics being missed? The concept of “Privileged Perspectives” is introduced; the idea that industry players, stakeholders and governments have access to quantitative and qualitative information in different ways, and can apply this for their specific organizational goals. Perhaps the most powerful use of a regulators’ Privileged Perspective is to influence improved safety outcomes.   Australia became the world’s largest exporter of LNG in 2019 in a technology-led growth. It also has facilities from the 1960s. Against this diverse backdrop, its offshore regulator provides examples of how it has developed and uses its Privileged Perspective, working with industry, to promote risk awareness and control measures. A single event that narrowly avoided a diving fatality led, through a “big data” approach to a global opportunity to reduce risk across countless dynamically positioned vessels. A 500 well study on barrier failures revealed interesting opportunities in consistent, simple reporting and prediction. The way forward? Commitment at the leadership level to greater pooling – at a global level - of Privileged Perspectives derived from safety information, to drive opportunities for safe offshore work. Speaker Biography: Derrick O’Keeffe is the Head of Safety and Integrity for NOPSEMA, Australia’s independent offshore regulator. He holds a BSc (Hons.) in Chemical Engineering and an MBA. He has 37 years’ engineering, commercial, management and Director experience in oil and gas in Australia, Iran, UAE, Bangladesh, Africa, USA and the UK. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, life member and past President of the Petroleum Club of Western Australia, where he contributes to short-courses on petroleum. He is a regular witness at Australian government parliamentary senate hearings and inquiries. How to Register: Click Here .

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  • Drilling Engineer Career Path - Technical Webinar

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM AST
    SPE Northern Emirates is delighted to announce the Technical Webinar titled "Drilling Engineer Career Path". The seminar will cover the drilling engineer path of our speaker who has diversified experience from exploration & production as well oilfield services companies in the drilling domain. Follow the zoom link for the invitation. https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pdeyrrT4sHd1rbIw2S63yNqZLOCJIhmQ9 Speaker Name: Mr. Faraj Abutalibov, Senior Drilling Engineer, DNO Speaker Biography: Over 13 years of experience in Planning and Execution of Complex Drilling Operations. Petroleum Engineering Background from Accredited Universities. MBA Degree from Warwick University (WBS), UK (2020 Graduate) Onshore and Offshore experience as Senior Drilling Engineer working internationally. Young Professionals Officer at Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE - UAE branch) IWCF Well Control Certified at Supervisor Full level Multilingual: English, Russian, Azeri, Turkish.

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  • A Cost-effective Approach to Lower-temperature Geothermal Energy Generation - Technical Webinar

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM AST
    Session Overview: Geothermal energy currently plays a small role globally in meeting the world's energy demand and until very recently was focused on high-temperature volcanic formations limited to certain regions of the globe. Opportunities now exist to produce a large amount of geothermal electricity or heat from lower temperature (80 to 150 degrees C) sedimentary formations and wells. In order for the economics to be profitable, Petrolern LLC has developed a unique patented approach to screen for appropriate current late-stage oil and gas wells, or dry holes,that can be repurposed to geothermal energy. This avoids the cost of drilling new wells.  The technical, environmental and financial aspects of this lower-temperature approach are described in this seminar. Current petroleum wells can be used to co-produce hydrocarbons and electricity/heat; or repurposed to geothermal energy alone, where well abandonment costs and liabilities can be deferred. IRRs above 15% can be realized in the latter scenario. Speaker: Dr Alan J Cohen, Director Business Development & Partnerships, Petrolern LLC Speaker Biography: Dr Alan J Cohen is an internationally recognized executive, geoscientist and petrophysicist who serves as Director of Technology Partnerships for Petrolern LLC - an award winning R&D and service company operating since 2012 in the geothermal, carbon storage and clean oil and gas spaces. Alan has 40 years of experience in industry, academia and at the United States government, where he served as Director of Oil and Gas R&D. He has led projects on every continent in over 30 countries and made several visits to Dubai, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other MENA region countries. He holds a PhD in Chemical Physics from Harvard University and has been a keynote speaker at SPE, SEG, AAPG and OTC conventions and workshops. Click Here to Register .

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  • Which Economic Growth for Which Energy Mix?

    Thursday, March 25, 2021, 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM CET
    If you are interested in the economy of energy transition we would recommend you to join our next webinar of " Which Economic Growth for Which Energy Mix? ". Dr. Philippe Charlez, Energy Expert from Institut Sapiens, will discuss the linking of the energy transition to economic growth.  About the speaker: Dr. Philippe Charlez is Mining Engineer from Ecole Polytechnique de Mons (Belgium) and phd from Institut de Physique de Globe de Paris. He has been working for 35 years in the oil industry. Charlez is recognized as an international expert in energy transition. He is the author of many books and more than 100 scientific papers. He has published in 2017 with Ed. Deboek Supérieur “Croissance, énergie, climat. Dépasser la quadrature du cercle ». Philippe Charlez is columnist for Atlantico and Contrepoints and participates regularly in TV debates in France and Belgium. He is also the energy expert of the french Think Tank Institut Sapiens. He teaches in SciencePo, Mines Paris Tech Dauphine and CIFE (Centre International de Formation Européenne). For more information refer to www.philippecharlez.com and to www.youtube.com/energychallenge Register via yp-gsspe@web.de until 24 March 2021 to receive the link for the web seminar. #forecastforenergy #DrillingandCompletions #ProductionandOperations #ManagementandInformation #OilPrice #OilandGas #SPEcares #Virtual #GermanSection #YoungProfessionals #price #economicsevaluation #economy #YPCommittee #YP #YPs #Growth #Projects,FacilitiesandConstruction #energyeducation #diversity #presentation

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  • Innovation Themes for Oil and Gas Exploration

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM SGT
    Innovation Themes for Oil & Gas Exploration “a 44 year perspective” Abstract:   Innovation in S E Asia Oil & Gas Exploration and Exploitation has been driven by necessity - product prices fluctuated and profit margins had to be maximized in order to survive and provide “share holder” returns. New technologies, ideas, and processes all need to be both mastered then applied in order to stay viable.  Data was and still is the key; but how it is compiled, processed and interpreted keeps evolving, forever reducing the time needed and levels of uncertainty to help deliver profits. This talk will try to demonstrate how much has changed for the better over the last 40 years and will most assuredly will continue to do so over the next!  Bio:   Ian Collins is well known in the Singapore SPE section. He is now retired, after having served as Petroleum Geologist - Explorationist, New Ventures & Business Development specialist & advisor.  44 years of worldwide experience: including 19 years with US Independent UNOCAL; 3 years with Thailand State Oil Company PTTEP; 5 years with UK independent Serica Energy; 4 years with Malaysian conglomerate Genting Oil & Gas; and a year with Murphy Oil. Earlier years spent as Wellsite geologist & mudlogger, with final working years at Polarcus trying to use MC3D seismic to gain Equity at the worst possible time.  AAPG certified Petroleum Geologist, Fellow of the Geol Soc London; Active member of: AAPG, SPE, PESGB, Geol Soc Malaysia and SEAPEX ( past President twice) - now lapsed AIPN PAYMENT: Please note that PayPal is no longer available. You can  now  either  pay  cash or credit card at the door, or  pay  ahead using  Paynow . Reminder that you get a 10% discount for early bird fees. Paynow number: 8874 2334 (note: new number!) Student: S$27, Members: S$45, Non-Members: S$67.5 Pay  at the door prices: Student: S$30, Members: S$50, Non-Members: S$75 Includes 3-course dinner and 2 drinks. Please include your  SPE  member ID for Students and Members, and your name in the message to the Payee. The early bird discount is valid only until midnight 2 days before the event. Don't forget to keep the screenshot of your transaction as a proof at the door.

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  • Energy Transitions - What are they and How do they happen?

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM AST
    Session Overview: The lecturer would introduce the characteristics and drivers of energy transitions, and attempts in the academic literature to describe their features and requirements. The talk will discuss the outcomes of a recent publication (Aldersey-Williams, Strachan, and Broadbent, 2020), which explored the development of the UK offshore renewables industry to illustrate the interplay between government, industry, and society that is required for successful energy transitions to occur. The session will help organizations to understand and exploit the opportunities presented by the energy transition towards a low-carbon future. Speaker: Dr. Ian Broadbent - Managing Director, Broad Horizons Consulting Ltd. Speaker Biography: Originally trained as a molecular biologist, he has experience of working in startups, multinationals, and academia. From 2016-2020 he was the Director of Robert Gordon University’s AMBA, AACSB and Energy Institute-accredited MBA programme, where he taught strategy and consultancy to managers and executives. He is currently a guest lecturer for the University of Bradford School of Management, on the MBA Circular Economy Core Principles and Concepts and Diversity, Scale and Development modules. Dr. Ian Broadbent was the part of the team that developed early stages of the Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm, working along side Pilot Offshore Renewables Ltd. and Atkins to gain the site lease from the Crown Estate and deliver the environmental scaping report. He published several articles in peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Nature Energy, Marine Policy, Energy Policy, Utilities Policy, Energies) on project consenting issues and offshore wind project subsidies, costs and performance. He is a Member of the Energy Institute (MEI), a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), and has a BSc (Hons) from University of Bristol, a PhD from University of Aberdeen, and an MBA with Distinction from Robert Gordon University.

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  • New Frontiers in Geothermal Energy - Technical Webinar

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM AST
    Session Overview: This presentation will be related to the geothermal industry in which the speaker will discuss what geothermal energy is, its most common uses, and how geography can affect the various geothermal applications.  In addition to this, the new frontiers in the geothermal technology to develop green energy with new methodologies currently being tested in various areas of the world would also be reviewed. Speaker: Jose Iguaz Geothermal Solutions Leader, Integrated Well Services Baker Hughes Speaker Biography: Jose Iguaz is currently the Global Geothermal Solutions Leader for Baker Hughes Oilfield Services Product Line. Jose leads the development and execution of integrated geothermal opportunities globally as well as supporting discrete product line growth and commercialization in this space.  Jose has worked in the oil, gas and geothermal industry for over 23 years; 20 years with Baker Hughes where he has held numerous engineering, operations and marketing roles.  He brings 20 years of experience in the geothermal segment and close customer and industry relationships. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Click Here for registration.

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  • Hydrate inhibition of storage / hydraulic fluids and umbilical flushing characteristics

    Thursday, April 15, 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:00 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: SPE Online Education: Hydrate inhibition of storage / hydraulic fluids and umbilical flushing characteristics Description Abstract: Assumptions have been made about the hydrate inhibition characteristics of hydraulic / storage fluids in umbilicals due to the inclusion of MEG, but AFS has tested a dozen fluids to better assess their hydrate inhibition characteristics and develop the curves. The curves will be provided within this presentation and shared with the community. In addition, a short discussion on the displacement of umbilical fluids with production chemicals and the laboratory testing performed versus the calculated results utilizing laminar flow. Speaker: Dr. Tony Spratt Dr. Spratt, PhD has nearly 20 years of experience specifically focused on deepwater production, with specialist expertise in the areas of project management, transient simulations, systems integration, and production chemistry. Dr. Spratt’s career has spanned a range of engagements within the energy community, ranging from chemical supplier (Nalco/Multi-Chem), engineering contractor (Foster Wheeler), and operator (Chevron). The breadth of Dr. Spratt’s experience allows him to offer a unique perspective that spans from the laboratory to design to field application. This allows Dr. Spratt to keenly understand the needs of various disciplines in delivering a total system solution. Dr. Spratt graduated magna cum laude from Midwestern State University with a degree in chemistry, before obtaining his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Arizona.

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  • Distinguished Lecturer - Digital Transformation of Reservoir Management with Artificial Intelligence

    Monday, April 19, 2021, 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM ID
    Dear Members and Friends, We hope you can join us, and make the most of SPE Distinguished Lecturer– Shahab D. Mohaghegh ’s virtual visit to our section. SPE Distinguished Lecturers  are industry experts and outstanding speakers, nominated by their peers, to share their knowledge and expertise on the latest industry trends and technologies with SPE members throughout the world through visits to local sections.  Java Indonesia Section Monday, 19 April 2021 08:30 AM for Non Member, please register by sending an email to Java@spemail.org Abstract: Subsurface Analytics is an alternative to traditional reservoir modeling and res. management. Positively influencing subsurface related decision making is the most important contribution of any new technology. Subsurface Analytics is the application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI&ML) in Reservoir Engineering, Characterization, Modeling, and Management. Applicable to both conventional and unconventional plays, Subsurface Analytics goes far beyond the traditional statistical algorithms that use only production data and fail to take into consideration the important field measurements such as well trajectories, well logs, seismic, core data, PVT, well test, completion, and operational constraints. Subsurface Analytics is the manifestation of Digital Transformation in Reservoir Engineering, Modeling, and Management. Subsurface Analytics is a new and innovative technology that has been tested and validated in a large number of real life cases in North and Central America, North Sea, Middle East, and Southeast Asia. It has been successfully applied in several highly complex mature fields where conventional commercial reservoir simulators were unable to simultanuously history match multiple dynamic variables for large number of wells. Results and field validations from multiple case studies are included in the presentation. Subsurface Analytics addresses realistic and useful applications of AI&ML in the upstream Exploration and Production Industry.  The technology has been validated and confirmed for (a) prediction of well behavior under different operational conditions, (b) modeling and forecasting pressure and saturation distribution throughout the reservoir, (c) infill well location optimization for both producers and injectors, (d) choke optimization for production improvement, and (e) completion optimization for production enhancement.

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  • Ramadhan for All - Sharing Rizq with Malaysians

    Monday, April 26 - Friday, May 7, 2021
    The COVID19 pandemic have kept us away from our loved ones due to the strict MCO. Last year, we celebrated many of our festivities in isolation and without our extended families. COVID19 affected everyone regardless of their race, religious or age. Among those badly affected are the elderly and underprivileged school children. With this in mind, SPE KL is initiating a donation drive in conjunction with Ramadhan, to help spread the joy to selected old folk homes and school children in need of help. The beneficiaries for this fund are Rumah Jagaan dan Rawatan Orang Tua al-Ikhlas, Pusat Jagaan Warga Tua Cahaya and SK Wangsa Melawati. More will be added to the list soon. Join us in our effort through our donation drive or by spreading words, and make this Ramadhan and Eid a reason to celebrate, for all. Appreciate your contribution to be channelled to the following bank account : CIMB 8001038347 Persatuan Jurutera Petroliam reference : Ramadhan donation. Thank you

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  • Virtual DL - Digital Transformation of Reservoir Management with Artificial Intelligence and Machine

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM MY
    Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Join with a video conferencing device 135832655@psc.petronas.com.my Video Conference ID:   134 026 500 2 Alternate VTC dialing instructions Or call in (audio only) +60 3-9212 5341,,167777561#     Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Phone Conference ID:   167 777 561# Find a local number   |   Reset PIN Learn More   |   Meeting options Subsurface Analytics; Digital Transformation of Reservoir Management with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Petroleum data analytics (PDA) is the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in the oil and gas industry. The future of our industry will be highly influenced by PDA. Engineering-domain experts who become highly skilled AI and ML practitioners are the ones who will control the future of engineering disciplines, including petroleum engineering. Becoming an engineering-related AI and ML expert practitioner requires fundamental understanding and extensive experience using AI and ML to solve engineering-related problems. The objective of this weeklong PDA series is to provide the required and realistic foundations to the new generation of petroleum professionals that has recognized the potential of AI and ML in the industry. Clearly, short courses will not cover or provide all that is necessary for petroleum professionals to become true PDA experts. However, a week such as this will play a crucial role for the enthusiast of this technology in identifying the scientific realities associated with the foundation of AI and ML and its true application in PDA. Petroleum Data Analytics PDA experts are expected to be able to use AI and ML to solve petroleum-engineering-related problems in ways that are different from how such problems have been addressed in the past 70 years in our industry. The difference has to do with avoiding assumptions and simplifications that have played a significant role in addressing most of the traditional petroleum-engineering solutions. Traditional engineering approaches to problem solving in our industry incorporate simplified mathematical equations that are overwhelmed by assumptions in order to model highly complex physical phenomenon that is not directly observable. Continuing to use such traditional approaches and combining them with AI and ML algorithms (hybrid models) minimizes the contribution of this highly capable technology to engineering problem solving. While some approaches of such combinations may help the conventional methods to work better; faster; and, in some cases, even easier, this is not the way AI and ML can contribute to the industry. The application of such hybrid approaches to completion and production optimization of shale wells is a good example. Using the traditional methods as the foundation of achieving such objectives removes the science and the reality from modeling and analyses of hydrocarbon production from shale plays. Then, using AI and ML to contribute to such hybrid approaches only makes the separation of science and reality from modeling and analysis easier and faster to accomplish. This is not only a comment and an assumption; it is based on actual work that we did and proved to be achievable. Another example of such combination is the enhancement of traditional decline curve analysis through the inclusion of physics. This would be a better example, but it is still a combinatorial (hybrid) approach and should not be referred to as AI and ML. PDA incorporates AI and ML to solve highly complex petroleum-engineering-related problems by avoiding traditional methods, not by combining them. Realistic, scientific, and purely data-driven analysis and modeling to represent the complex physics of the phenomena is the way AI and ML must be used in the context of PDA. This requires that PDA experts have three characteristics: Domain expertise Expertise in practicing AI and ML Realistic understanding of AI and ML Domain Expertise PDA experts must have domain expertise in the specific areas of petroleum engineering that they are addressed using AI and ML. Examples of such domain expertise are being drilling expert, a completion expert, a reservoir-engineering expert, a reservoir-modeling expert, a reservoir-management expert, a surveillance expert, a production expert, or a surface facility expert. Lack of domain expertise takes us back to the initial application of this technology in our industry by some operating and service companies. They brought in experts of AI and ML from Silicon Valley and spent large amounts of resources. A waste of time and resources was the main outcome. Expertise in Practicing AI and ML PDA experts must develop expertise in solving and addressing petroleum-engineering-related problems through purely data-driven AI and ML approaches. Understanding the mathematics behind the ML algorithms or having the capabilities to code such algorithms does not turn petroleum-engineering professionals into PDA experts. While understanding the mathematics behind the ML algorithms is an absolute requirement, and being able to use Python to code such algorithms is a useful capability, at least within the next few years, they are not enough to turn petroleum engineers into expert practitioners of the application of AI and ML in engineering-related problems. This must be made very easy to digest. All one needs to do is to ask oneself the following question: Is a fresh petroleum engineering graduate with a bachelor’s degree a reservoir-engineering expert? Such individuals have taken about 6 to 18 credit hours of courses that are somehow related to reservoir engineering in the last 2 years of their education. Nevertheless, once they start to work as a reservoir engineer for an operating or service company, they will go through a series of training to be exposed to the realities associated with the nature of and fluid flow through porous media. The reservoir-engineering experts usually are those with many years of field experience, not just a few courses in academia. The same is true for PDA. PDA experts require actual practices of application of AI and ML in the areas in which they have domain expertise. This takes a lot of time and may require many vicissitudes. It will never happen in a couple of months or a couple of years. We need to be realistic about the application of AI and ML for engineering-related problem solving. A lack of expertise in the application of AI and ML by domain experts currently is being experienced by some operating and service companies. When some petroleum professionals who have been exposed to AI and ML technology for a couple of years have applied this technology to a few problems, some of these applications end up being unsuccessful. They then move toward “hybrid models,” which means back to traditional engineering approaches in order to get the AI and ML to provide reasonable results. This is just as bad as the lack of domain expertise when AI and ML experts from Silicon Valley were used solve petroleum-engineering-related problems. Realistic Understanding of AI and ML Fig. 1— Contribution of other sciences to AI and ML. Having some fundamental knowledge of AI and ML is incredibly attractive and can end up being highly addictive (once one becomes involved in it in a realistic manner, moving away from it can be very difficult). AI and ML is a complete paradigm shift in science and technology. As one becomes interested in learning more about this technology, one may become very interested in biology, neuroscience, evolution, philosophy, statistics, mathematics, and computer science   (Fig. 1).   Developing such a deep understanding of this paradigm shift is not necessary to become an expert engineering practitioner of this technology, but a certain amount of such understanding is required so that one does not mix this technology with traditional approaches to engineering problem solving. The more of this understanding that one develops, the more one becomes interested in researching this topic and developing new approaches to engineering problem solving. Among the three major characteristics listed, domain expertise is the most important, followed by expertise in a large number of realistic practices of AI and ML algorithms. Major knowledge and expertise in the foundation of the AI and ML contributes significantly to becoming a research scientist in PDA. However, it is not necessarily a requirement for being a PDA expert. Nonetheless, the fact remains that knowledge of the foundation of AI and ML will be a characteristic of PDA experts, once they increase their interest in the topic. Shahab D. Mohaghegh,  a pioneer in the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the exploration and production industry, is professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering at West Virginia University and the president and CEO of Intelligent Solutions. He holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees in petroleum and natural gas engineering.   Mohaghegh has authored three books ( Shale Analytics ,  Data Driven Reservoir Modeling , and  Application of Data-Driven Analytics for the Geological Storage of CO 2 ) and more than 170 technical papers and has carried out more than 60 projects for independents, national oil companies, and international oil companies. He is an SPE Distinguished Lecturer (2007–08) and has been featured four times as the Distinguished Author in SPE’s  Journal of Petroleum Technology  (2000–04). Mohaghegh is the founder of Petroleum Data-Driven Analytics, SPE’s Technical Section dedicated to artificial intelligence and machine learning. He has been honored by the US Secretary of Energy for his AI-related technical contribution in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico and was a member of US Secretary of Energy’s Technical Advisory Committee on Unconventional Resources in two administrations (2008–14). Mohaghegh represented the United States in the International Standard Organization in Carbon Capture and Storage (2014–16). https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/SPE/25d8cf08-c198-41b3-8dcb-93df97d05996/UploadedImages/Conferencias_distinguidas/6-LD_Shahab_Mohaghegh.pdf

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  • How Industry 4.0 & Digitalization is Reshaping Well Drilling for Oil and Gas? - Technical Webinar

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM AST
    Session Overview: Currently, Industry 4.0 technologies (i.e. Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Industrial Internet of Things (iIoT), Real-Time Sensing & Monitoring,  ..etc) are being used to improve Well Drilling efficiencies, HSE metrics and reduce cost of drilling operations. The Adoption of digitalization in the Drilling ecosystem will create opportunities in the form of new business models and Well Delivery enhancement, while the primary motivation has been enabling the harmonious working of all drilling systems, enable machine-to-machine communication, optimizing rig time and reducing data lag time. In this presentation we will highlight real-life examples of Industry 4.0 & Digitalization in Oil & Gas Well Drilling. The key areas of focus in this presentation are: Smart manufacturing Industrial internet of things (IIoT) 3D / 4D Printing Automation and Robotics Cybersecurity and blockchain Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication Predictive analytics / Predictive maintenance Immersive technologies [XR] Speaker: Mohamed Ali Ibrahim HASSAN – MENA Regional Advisor, Oliasoft, Dubai – U.A.E Speaker Biography: Mohamed Ali HASSAN is a Petroleum Engineer with 17 years professional experience in Drilling Engineering, Well Planning, and Project Management. He graduated from Cairo University Petroleum Engineering Faculty in year 2004. He is also a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). Mohamed has work experience with several major international companies (Eni, Sonatrach, Dragon Oil, Shell, BP, Halliburton, Weatherford, Lloyds Register). He participated in several drilling projects worldwide (Egypt, Algeria, Turkmenistan, US Gulf of Mexico Deepwater, Mozambique, Ghana, Nigeria, Cyprus, Norway, and Italy). He is also a Winner of the prestigious SPE Middle East Regional Service Award in 2018. Currently, he is working as MENA Regional Advisor for Oliasoft, based in Dubai, UAE. Mohamed also offers his services voluntarily to Society of Petroleum Engineers in various roles: Founder and Chairperson of Algeria Hassi Messaoud SPE Section (2020/2021) Member of the SPE Northern Emirates Executive Committee Mentor for SPE Drillbotics Teams in Algeria & Egypt SPE Italian Section Young Professionals (YP) Board Director,Milano 2014/2015 Board Director, SPE Northern Emirates, Dubai. 2012/2013 Founder of Ouargla, Boumerdes, and Batna Student Chapters in Algeria President of the Cairo University Student Chapter (2002/2003 & 2003/2004) Click Here for registrations.

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  • Online Modeling of Single and Multiphase Flow Networks

    Thursday, April 29, 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:00 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/online-modeling-of-single-and-multiphase-flow-networks Description Abstract: For 29 years, our team of specialists have designed and installed real-time online systems that are designed to monitor production, gathering, export and transportation systems. These systems currently support the operations of 30% of the world’s LNG production, and about 10% of the global natural gas pipeline networks and various important oil developments. The wealth of functionalities these online systems offer include, but are not limited to, individual well virtual (inferential meeting), production allocation, preventing and monitoring flow assurance issues (e.g., hydrate, wax and asphaltene formation), addressing operational integrity (associated with leak and restriction detection, preventing liquid slugging, managing pigging/scraper operations, composition tracking, and preventing pipeline over-pressurizaiton), and ensuring production nominations are met and achieving economic targets.  This talk will discuss what are the key requirements and lessons learned to provide accurate 24/7 monitoring and surveillance of these vital operations, particularly those when there is only limited access to the server machines on these assets. Typically updates to tuning parameters and model components can only be made on limited basis (circa 3 to 12 months between updates). Topics covered will include robustness of models and measured data filtering, the differences between design and as-build configuration data (pipeline elevation, composition, soil properties etc.), tuning of models and the design of applications for control room operators vs. engineers. Speaker: Dr. Dale Erickson Dr. Erickson serves as the Technical Authority and Technology Development Lead for Intelligent Operations at Wood. At Wood he has pioneered the development of real-time, transient, multiphase flow simulators, leak detection systems, and control/optimization software for platforms/pipelines and wrote most of the core code for the multiphase pipeline simulator. In addition, he has been involved in numerous technical studies involving transient multiphase flow and dynamic process modelling. Since 1996, has had a significant role in over 100 projects, by providing functional design, detailed design approval, trouble shooting, tuning, quality review and testing and technical supervision. He worked in the area of flow assurance by writing the first version of the Colorado School of Mines Hydrate program in 1983; then developed high accuracy equations of state in conjunction with NIST in Boulder, CO while getting his PhD from Rice University. He co-developed a thermal soil model enhancement and a bundle model enhancement for OLGA, and developed the first commercial model for paraffin formation. He has recently developed a model of Oil Shale Well Operation including a simplified Reservoir Model. He also worked on a model of the largest CO2 Storage Network.

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  • Site Visit - 3D printing technologies for Oil and Gas

    Thursday, May 6, 2021, 11:30 AM - 01:45 PM SGT
    The oil and gas industry is going through a major change – with a drive for a more optimised, local, lean and green supply chain Additive Manufacturing (AM) is poised to become an alternative to some of the incumbent casting or forging approaches that have been adopted. Additive Manufacturing, commonly referred to as 3D printing encompasses a wide range of technologies and materials. The presentation and showcase features a wide spread of AM technologies, unique designs, metal and plastic materials as well as an understanding of how AM can be integrated to form a more distributed and digital manufacturing supply chain. An overview on some of the common items printed, standards adopted and best applications for the technology will be showcased along with a visit to 3D Metalforge’s Additive Manufacturing Centre.  Introduction to Additive Manufacturing – the fundamentals  The Digital Supply Chain / Warehouse Certifications and Industry Standards Metal Materials available  / Properties Applications / Parts printed in Metal Plastic Materials available  / Properties Applications / Parts printed in Plastic Tour of AMC PPE: Closed shoes is mandatory, Eye protection Register your interest by sending you email, job title, company, and phone number.

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  • Non-Intrusive Well and Reservoir Surveillance Solutions using Chemical Tracers - Technical Webinar

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM AST
    Session Overview: Tracer technology offers a powerful means for conducting production and reservoir surveillance, which is both operationally simple to deploy, cost effective and can measure flow properties less than one metre to ten’s of kilometres between wells. Surveillance using tracer solutions truly provide continuous multi-scale monitoring from a well to reservoir scale.  It utilizes flow through porous media and pipe flow in wells as the telemetry method to transport the signals to the sampling point. Therefore, tracer technology is a viable alternative as permanent monitoring technology of choice for well surveillance in today’s field developments, and it is a risk-free solution from both planning and deployment perspectives. In terms of reservoir surveillance, inter well tracers not only provide an understanding of the preferential flow paths between injectors and production wells on a field wide scale, they also provide a method of understanding reservoir connectivity, verifying suspected flow barriers, characterizing flood patterns, estimating residual oil saturations between wells and analyzing the effects of volumetric sweep efficiency. Inflow tracing is designed to evaluate near wellbore flow performance such as verifying clean up, identifying the location of water breakthrough over time and quantifying flow. The co-implementation of both tracer technologies in the early stage of waterflood or EOR development offers unique ability to monitor wells/reservoir, eliminating the need for expensive and time-consuming wireline interventions and overcome any wellsite logistics challenges.  An increased adoption of integrating inter well and inflow tracer interpretation can reduce uncertainty in history matching well/reservoir models and thus improve reservoir management strategies using assisted history matching tools or optimisers based on results obtained from the tracer signal responses. This presentation will discuss tracer project conceptualization, design, analysis workflow and implementation of combining inflow and interwell chemical tracers. Speaker: Edmund Leung – Senior Technology Advisor, RESMAN Speaker Biography: Edmund Leung is currently the Senior Technology Advisor with RESMAN, based in the U.A.E. since December 2015. He was previously the Vice President for Well Technology leading the RESMAN flow-related interpretation and R&D team, based in Trondheim in Norway. He earned an Honors degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, graduating in 1995. He began his career as a Schlumberger reservoir engineering consultant, specializing in well testing, reservoir simulation, data mining, intelligent completion optimization, and real-time production surveillance technology for intelligent field implementations. He has held numerous technical, business development, and management positions in his 15-year career with Schlumberger, with assignments in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United States, and United Arab Emirates. Before joining RESMAN, Edmund was the Global Reservoir Domain Leader in Schlumberger’s Completion and Sand Management Services segment based in Stavanger, Norway, specializing in sand control, flow control modeling, monitoring and R&D. He has authored numerous SPE papers and is an active discussion leader at SPE ATWs related to tracers, sand control and reservoir management themes. Click Here to Register.

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  • Philosophy of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)?

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM MT
    Dr. Tayfun Babadagli University of Alberta Despite the tremendous investment devoted to research in pilot scale investigations, the ultimate gain from enhanced oil recovery (EOR) applications has been below expectations since the 80s (<10% of total production). This has been dogmatically attributed to the strong dependency of EOR projects on the erratic nature of oil economics. This talk seeks answers, through a ‘philosophical’ approach, to the questions of whether enhanced oil recovery projects are purely driven by economic restrictions (i.e., oil prices) or if there are still technical issues to be contemplated. Another way of approaching these questions is to ask why some EOR projects are successful and long-lasting regardless of substantial fluctuations in oil prices. To find solid answers to these questions by ‘philosophical’ reasoning, further questions will be raised and critically analyzed in this talk. Then, premises will be listed as outcomes to be considered in the decision making and development of EOR projects. Finally, through both the ‘philosophical’ approach followed and using worldwide successful EOR cases, the critical parameters will be listed as the most important factors in running successful EOR projects, regardless of oil prices and risky investment costs, to warrant both short and long-term profit.

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  • Virtual DL - Is There A Future For Oil & Gas In A Net Zero World?

    Thursday, May 20, 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM MY
    Topic: Virtual DL - Is There A Future For Oil & Gas In A Net Zero World? Time: May 20, 2021 12:00 PM Singapore Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4998052642?pwd=QkVYM0hzU2tuTEFqZ0xuMjdZTDVKUT09 Meeting ID: 499 805 2642 Passcode: 1234 SPE Gaia Talk | Sustainability Abstract: Our industry is facing mounting pressure from all sides to decarbonize.  Regulations are getting tougher in response to public pressure and investors are pulling capital out of the oil and gas industry over concerns that assets may be left in the ground stranded. Natural gas has been touted as the transition fuel to net zero. However, because of the methane emitted in the production and distribution process, some believe that it is dirtier than coal and cannot play this role. We have to act now or our industry will be viewed adversely and collectively we will make poor energy decisions for our planet. Technology that is able to detect and measure methane emissions is showing that we have a problem along our entire exploration, production, processing and distribution chain. According to the World Bank Global Gas Flaring Reduction group, every day over 14.5 billion standard cubic feet of gas is vented and flared globally. In addition to being a monumental waste of energy, this practice releases methane, VOC’s, PAH’s, particulates and other harmful pollutants into our atmosphere impacting air quality, human health and contributing to climate change. Methane is 86 times worse that carbon dioxide over a thirty-year time frame which means that eliminating these fugitive emissions is one of the biggest opportunities to cost effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions providing an immediate impact in a short time frame.  Can we act, do we have time to change the narrative and can we create a great future for all? What will it take? Speaker Bio: Audrey Mascarenhas   is President and CEO of   Questor Technology Inc.   (Questor) a public, international company focused on clean air and energy efficiency technology.   Audrey has worked in energy and environment for over 39 years with   Gulf Canada Resources Ltd ., presently Conoco-Phillips   and Questor .  Through her leadership, she has focused on technology solutions to eliminate methane and harmful pollutants. Audrey shares her passion for the environment and served as a distinguished lecturer with the   Society of   Petroleum Engineers   (SPE) in 2010-2011. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and holds a Masters Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary.  She is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers. Audrey was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 Prairies Award for Cleantech and Environmental Services and received a national citation for Values-Based Innovation. Audrey currently serves as an expert on the Circular Economic Panel advising Environment Canada, the Lazaridis Institute global advisory and the Schulich Industry Engineering Advisory Council.  She chaired the Canadian Federal Government Clean Technology Economic Strategy table and was an Energy Futures Lab fellow.

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  • Well Abandonment – Do it right, the first time! - Technical Webinar

    Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM AST
    Session Overview: Well Plug & Abandonment (P&A) is the final operation in a well, this work required by local governments represents a huge liability for the oil & gas industry. The objective is to place permanent well barriers which shall extend across the full cross section of the well, including all annuli and seal both vertically and horizontally. This webinar will provide a high-level overview of how to perform a well abandonment. It will touch briefly on the regulations and guidelines and thereafter focus on annular isolation methodologies while highlighting some of the technical challenges. The key to success is doing it right the first time: safe, compliant, reliable and cost-effective. Speaker: Bart Joppe Well Abandonment Leader, Oilfield Services – Integrated Well Services Baker Hughes Company Speaker Biography: Bart Joppe is the Well Abandonment Leader for Baker Hughes Company in Houston. He is responsible for technical, commercial and operational support for the company’s well abandonment services. In his 23 years with Baker Hughes Mr. Joppe has performed operational, technical sales and business development roles in Europe, the USA and the Middle East. His technical expertise includes well abandonment, fishing and milling services, through-tubing intervention and wellbore isolation. He has served as a project manager for new technology development and as an instructor for Baker Hughes and the Society of Petroleum Engineers well abandonment training programs. Mr. Joppe graduated from the Institute for Petroleum and Gas Technology “Noorder Haaks” in Den Helder, The Netherlands and holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Drilling and Production Technology. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Click Here for Registration.

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  • Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Flow Assurance

    Thursday, May 27, 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:00 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/analytics-machine-learning-and-artificial-intelligence-in-flow-assurance Description Abstract: The application of digital technology in the area of flow assurance has significantly grown in the last few years. In this period, technology stacks have been democratized to empower domain experts to use them effectively without significant training requirements. This webinar will showcase a few use cases where digital technologies have been applied and how they can reshape operational decision-making with regards to flow assurance. Speaker: Dr. Prabu Parthasarathy Dr. Parthasarathy is the vice president of Intelligent Operations within the Applied Intelligence business at Wood. He completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering and started as a Flow Assurance engineer at Wood over 19 years ago. He has led project teams in various phases of design in the Americas, Australia and India, while expanding his role into operations and management. As the vice president of Intelligent Operations, Prabu looks after a portfolio of software products and services that deal with design and operational issues in the upstream, midstream, downstream, manufacturing and multiple other industries.

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  • Distinguished Lecturer - Looking at Old Logs in New Ways: Re-evaluating Low Resistivity Intervals in

    Friday, May 28, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ID
    We hope you can join us, and make the most of SPE Distinguished Lecturer– Rick Aldred ’s virtual visit to our section. SPE Distinguished Lecturers  are industry experts and outstanding speakers, nominated by their peers, to share their knowledge and expertise on the latest industry trends and technologies with SPE members throughout the world through visits to local sections.  Java Indonesia Section Friday, 28 May 2021 11:00 AM (GMT +7) Register HERE for Non Member, please register by sending an email to Java@spemail.org   This presentation discusses two new methods for re-evaluating conventional logs from low resistivity formations in mature fields in order to detect intervals of by-passed pay, especially those in laminated formations. The first method involves the modeling of resistivity anisotropy in neighboring wells, with different deviation angles, through the same formation. This allows vertical and horizontal resistivity logs to be computed and used in a laminated shaly sand interpretation. The second method uses low resolution modeling of different component layers in a formation which is too complex for other interpretation techniques to work. Fluid saturations are derived using separate saturation height functions for each rock type and synthetic resistivity logs are calculated and compared with recorded logs to verify the modeling results. These techniques can be used to distinguish laminated from non-laminated formations, they produce results which have significantly lower uncertainty than conventional interpretations and are also better suited to upscaling for reservoir modeling. The new techniques have been successfully applied in various formations in the Asia-Pacific region and examples are presented which demonstrate the different modelling processes available.

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  • How to Stop the Un-Wanted Gas & Water and Improve Oil Production for Lower Costs - Technical Webinar

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM AST
    How to Stop the Un-Wanted Gas & Water and Improve Oil Production for Lower Costs: The Evolution of Passive and Autonomous Inflow Control Session Overview: High Water Cut (WC) and high GOR (Gas Oil Ratio) can destroy economical oil recovery for many oil reservoirs. Challenging reservoir management occurs when unwanted fluid breakthrough of water and gas occurs due to uneven influx along the wellbore. While conventional ICD (inflow control devices) with sand screens can delay breakthrough of water and gas, they are incapable of stopping unwanted gas or water completely. This presentation will review how AICV® technology functionally works and will review case studies in detail showing where and how the AICVs have been applied to stop gas and/or water and improve oil recovery. Speaker: Mahmoud Abd El-Fattah Principal Reservoir Engineer Speaker Profile: Abd El-Fattah has >19yrs experience in reservoir engineering. He holds a diverse technical background which includes being a Reservoir Engineer within E&P operators for 7yrs. Over 8yrs with Schlumberger as Senior Reservoir Engineer; 3yrs as Sr. Petroleum Engineering Consultant and Technical Instructor. His professional experience includes oil and gas field operations, reservoir management and well completion; field development/production forecast plans, completion design & production optimization; Intelligent/smart completions/MLT/Hz completions. He led the Schlumberger Completions Technical Support Team in the MENA for 7yrs and has authored and co-authored several SPE publications. For any queries, please contact ranwar@sprint-ae.com. Click Here for Registration.

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  • SPE NL - Monthly Meeting (Virtual)

    Monday, June 14, 2021, 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM NL
    'SCAN (Seismische Campagne Aardwarmte Nederland); Upscaling geothermal energy in the Netherlands: extending the resource base in an affordable, safe and sustainable way' by Henk van Lochem (EBN) and Jan Diederik van Wees (TNO)

  • SPE Uganda Section Professional Lecture with TotalEnergies Uganda

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM EAT

  • SPE Uganda Section Professional Lecture with TotalEnergies Uganda

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM EAT

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  • SPE-NE Diversity & Inclusion Panel Session 2021

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM AST
    Join our introductory session for D&I committee of SPE Northern Emirates Section. Click Here for details about our D&I committee. #diversityandinclusion #diversity #WIN

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  • Multiphase Flow Conditioning: When You Should Care About It and Why

    Thursday, June 24, 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CST
    Note that this event will be conducted as a SPE webinar only event. It is free for global SPE members via the webinar registration link below.  Webinar registration: https://webevents.spe.org/products/multiphase-flow-conditioning-when-you-should-care-about-it-and-why Description Abstract: Multiphase Flow Conditioning resides at the interface between Flow Assurance and Process Engineering expertise and addresses issues that are often not considered by either area. Consequences of overlooking Multiphase Flow Conditioning issues may include Compressors shut-downs, undesired flaring, deferred production and not meeting water quality standards, among others. While Multiphase Flow Conditioning is often overlooked, we can correct Multiphase Flow Conditioning issues with relatively simple solutions including smarter piping design upstream of separators. It is especially easier to address Multiphase Flow Conditioning issues in the Value Creation phase of a project. Speaker: Dr. Carlos Avila Dr. Avila has a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Tulsa. Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Universidad de Los Andes. Mérida, Venezuela. Subject matter expert on Multiphase Flow, Multiphase Flow Conditioning, Gas/Liquid and Liquid/Liquid separation and Compact separation (14+ years in Chevron). Experience in Flow Assurance from design phase to operations support. Multiphase Flow and Droplet size prediction expertise for Separation and Flow Assurance applications. Experience as Research & Development (R&D) program manager. Experience in Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone (GLCC) separator from design to operation support. Carlos is enthusiastic mentoring on different topics including Multiphase Flow and GLCC separator to engineers, interns, and university students. Interests in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Multiphase Flow Metering. Dr. Avila holds multiple patents and has authored and co-authored over 25 publications. In 2021, Dr. Avila created “Avila Multiphase Flow Consulting, LLC” to provide training and technical services in the Multiphase Flow Conditioning area.

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  • SPE KL MiT Technical Talk Series

    Wednesday, June 30 - Wednesday, September 8, 2021
    SPE Kuala Lumpur is organizing 10 weekly technical talk in support of Members-in-Transition (MiT) program. Volunteer speakers will provide free refresher talks on various technical topics in any one of the SPE technical disciplines in line with the spirit of continuous learning for our members in transition and our fresh graduates. Each talk will be followed by fun Kahoot quiz and Q&A with exciting prizes to be won.  More information on how to join will be posted every Thursday and Monday in SPE Kuala Lumpur LinkedIn and other social media page.  1. 30th June 2021 - Sampling While Drilling - Past, Present, Future (Nikhil Hardikar) 2. 7th July 2021- Artificial Lift Methods & Its Importance in Production Engineering (Fatemah Mehran) 3. 14th July - Hybrid Physics-based Data-driven Methods… the Future for Petroleum Engineering? (Babak Moradi) 4. 28th July - Subsurface Impact on Oil & Gas Project Economics (Raffik Lazar) 5. 4th August - Malaysia Asset Development and Management (Izwan Shahmin) 6. 11th August - Digital Framework of Oil & Gas Industry (Sujit Kumar) 7. 18th August - Machine Learning Reimagined Reservoir Characterization - Example from Field Case Studies (Balaji Chennakrishnan) 8. 25th August - A Walkthrough of Malaysian PSCs (Amy Yusnita Yusuf) 9. 1st Sept - Gaslift 101 & 201 (Sarran Raaj) 10. 8th Sept - Deepwater Drilling (Harni Farihah Lai) https://www.linkedin.com/company/speklsection/

  • Mechanically Resilient Cement System – Solution for Enhanced Zonal Isolation - Technical Webinar

    Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM AST
    Session Overview: The integral cement sheath is a key for long-term zonal isolation. Incomplete cement coverage, cracked sheath and micro-annulus could result in inter-zonal communication, loss of hydrocarbon production or sustained casing pressures. Loss of zonal isolation, especially when leaks are vented to surface, pose safety and environmental risks, as well as the loss of valuable hydrocarbons. The mechanically resilient cement systems have been developed to cope up with the gradually degraded hydraulic seal in the post slurry-placement phases. Combined with good well clean-up and cementing practices, this technology significantly reduces the risk of loss of hydraulic isolation during production and after abandonment. The technology has been applied in several locations including the HTHP wells which are subjected to mechanical and thermal stresses over the life of well. Speaker: Rameez Anwar, Well Cementing Specialist – Sprint Oil & Gas Services Speaker Profile: Rameez Anwar is a mechanical engineering graduate and comes with eight years of experience in the energy industry on different well construction projects. He holds master’s in engineering management and currently working as Cementing Specialist with Sprint Oil and Gas Services. He is responsible for technical, commercial and operational support for the company’s cementing and pumping services. He authored/co-authored few publications in the field of HTHP cementing and also remained technical resource speaker for ADIPEC, EGYPS and ATCE. Rameez is a professional member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is also an active member of SPE at International and local level and currently leading the communications team for SPE Northern Emirates Section. For any queries, please contact ranwar@sprint-ae.com Click Here for registration.

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  • Quantum dot technology: Novel approach to Well and Reservoir Production Surveillance - Webinar

    Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM AST
    Session Overview: The dynamic well and reservoir production surveillance plays the crucial role in optimizing physical data driven models for reservoir characterization. Traditional methods for monitoring the inflow profile are not always practically feasible and cost-effective, especially when it comes to hard-to-recover reserves. The alternative method of inflow chemical tracers does not require well intervention in order to obtain zonal production contribution data. Another advantage of quantum dot technology solution is its robustness and production surveillance longevity for several years. The presentation focuses on the case study of deploying quantum dot inflow tracers in multiple wells in one field. The study further extends to use of artificial intelligence and machine learning for data analysis and interpretation of the results. The technology creates a unique set of values for the users: continuous data sets and their analyses on the well and reservoir performance over the life cycle of the field, with the improvement of enhanced oil recovery water flooding methods. Guest Speaker: Mr. Nadir Husein, General Manager, Middle East and North Africa, GEOSPLIT Speaker Profile: Nadir has 20+ years of extensive administrative and engineering and field experience in the integrated application of hydraulic fracturing services, coiled tubing, regional sales of corporate products, project management. He held various positions in major international oil field Service Company in Iraq, Oman, Pakistan, UAE and Yemen. A graduate of the American University in Cairo with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, attended various advanced training courses in coiled tubing operations, management, finance, personnel management, sales in the USA, the UK, UAE, France and other countries. Click Here for LinkedIn Meet & Greet!

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  • Drilling Data Aggregation & Data Quality Management - Technical Webinar

    Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM AST
    Session Overview: Data Aggregation is a process of data acqusition from the drilling rigs, transforming the data into industry standard formats. This data once processed and stored can be flexibily used for interpretation, modelling, visualization and analysis with an aim of extracting the mindful insights that enable right decision-making at right time and helps optimize the operations and costs associated. Advanced analytical tools and Data science models are fed with these data points to detect the failures and anomalies ahead of time, such that the drilling failues, incidents and operational NPT can be avoided in an efficient and reliable manner. Data quality improvement, which is the key aspect, is required to cleanse, improve and interpret the post-well or real-time data to preserve and enhance data features, like accuracy, consistency, reliability and validity. Our solution offerings and capabilities in Drilling domain cater to all the levels of the Drilling industry value-chain. We offer a large portfolio of products and support services, ranging from industry proven solutions for Real-time Drilling Data Aggregation (end-to end), robust tools for Integrated Activity Planning and Rig Scheduling & operational optimization, strong credentials in developing Advanced Drilling Analytics solutions for Drilling problems like Stuck Pipe and Stick Slip for Oil & Gas operator companies globally. Our RTDM solution is equipped to gather data from any of the data sources (WITS, WITSML 1.3/1.4, LAS, OSIsoft PI, Low frequency data sources like EDM, Open Wells, 3rd party API’s etc.) available on rig-site or offsite during the Drilling & WO operations. It is capable of aggregating the data from various data providers like MWD, LWD, Cement trucks, Wireline etc. and can synchronize and store all the data in its local and central repository, which can then be integrated to other tools or can be visualized to monitor the operations on the rig or office location. The Benchmarking tool then consolidates all the data from different rigs to calculate various KPIs on one or more wells. Our support services in Drilling domain vary from implementation of 24x7 Collaboration centers for O&G supermajors to the development of flagship programs in Drilling & IAP domain for various large O&G companies with their operations globally. Guest Speaker: Mr. Pradhyumn Parashari , Consultant at Wipro Limited Speaker Profile: Pradhyumn Parashari, is a confident highly motivated individual who has consistently been a top Consultant. Pradhyumn has 10 years rich experience as a Drilling Consultant and has been contributing to implementing digital transformation across the world. Pradhyumn is also contributing with team leadership roles, coupled with great communication skills which allow him to have lucid interactions with both technical and domain professionals. He has good knowledge about the challenges faced by the industry and has been working to develop an AI based solution to mitigate these challenges. Click Here for LinkedIn Meet & Greet!

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  • Hybrid Physics-based Data-driven Methods – the future for Petroleum Engineering? - Technical Webinar

    Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM AST
    Session Overview: Data-driven methods are widely and successfully used in social sciences, an area where no discernible physics exist, but a plethora of observations exist. As a result there has been a drive to implement such approaches into our industry. However, in petroleum engineering, reservoir characterization and flow in porous media, we are actually faced with the opposite scenario: limited observations with ambiguous interpretation (example well log or seismic data) and relatively well know physics and equations. Over the last 50 years, we have seen the establishment of physics-based approaches, with numerical simulation at the core of it. We are seeing the emergence of hybrid approaches: data-driven but physics compliant. In this talk, we contend that these methods may provide a best-of-both worlds, and we provide two specific examples of such hybrid methods. First, we introduce a novel method for zonal production allocation, which allows for the inclusion of physics at the well (well log, relative permeabilities etc) and observations (surveillance, completion events etc). We demonstrate through project examples how this approach significantly improves production allocation, and therefore reservoir management decisions. Secondly, we discuss the integration of the published Remaining Oil Compliant Mapping algorithm with machine learning methods for the purpose of ‘locate-the-remaining-oil’ activities, and determining behind casing and infill drilling opportunities. Drilling results from recent projects are examined, and the accuracy of the method evaluated. Guest Speaker: Mr. Babak Moradi, Reservoir Engineer & Data Scientist at Three60 Energy Group Speaker Profile: Babak Moradi has over 13 years of experience reservoir engineering. He has been involved in studies of more than 20 mature fields located in the Middle East, South East Asia, Australia, North Sea, and Africa. Babak is an expert in machine learning and programming, he has developed several software packages relating to petroleum engineering. He is the author of 40 scientific publications in areas of enhanced oil recovery, CO2 sequestration, fluid properties modelling, hybrid workflows, and has published a textbook on fluid flow in the wellbore. His strong background in mathematics and programming helps him to turn data into knowledge. Click Here for LinkedIn Meet & Greet!

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  • Blood Donation Drive - SPE Northern Emirates Section

    Thursday, August 19, 2021, 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM AST
    ABOUT THE EVENT: SPE Northern Emirates is pleased to invite all volunteers for Blood Donation Drive. The blood donation drive is being organized in collaboration with Blood Donation Center of Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The drive is a part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives to help create a better community. Steps to take before donation: Download the DHA app through  Apple   or  Android Fill-up the questionnaire from the DHA App (DHA APP home → Dammi - Blood Donation → Make a Blood Donation → Begin Questionnaire ) Show your QR code to personnel on your scheduled appointment to proceed with the donation. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Benefits of Blood Donation: Blood donation is a humanitarian act that helps to save the lives of needy patients Regular blood donation would decrease the possibility of having heart diseases and strokes Blood donation activates the bone marrow to produce new blood cells It helps the body get rid of the excess iron level Certain eligibility criteria as follows: Blood donors should have valid emirates ID (MANDATORY). A person on a visit visa & transit visa to the UAE are not eligible to give blood. Kindly provide the mobile number in which we can contact the donor directly if needed Blood donor should be in good general health condition at the time of blood donation Blood donors should be between the ages of 18 - 65 Blood donors should have a bodyweight of at least 50 Kg and above (donors who are less than 21 years old must be 55 kg and above) All blood donors should have enough sleep on the previous day of donation All blood donors should have healthy food at least within 4 hours or less before they donate. Avoid fatty foods like egg, mutton, butter, cheese etc. at least 12 hrs before donation It is not recommended for pregnant and lactating women to donate blood for the sake of her and her baby's health Travel history – cannot donate for one month after arriving from a malaria-endemic country Those who have a history of malaria are not eligible to donate Cannot donate for 6 months if:  Received blood or other blood products Have had major surgery Cannot donate if you have: A history of malaria A history of jaundice after your 11 th birthday Had major health problems Diseases that can be transmitted through blood transfusion Please read the educational materials from the DHA app before you donate COVID-19 Precautions: All donors, visitors, and staff are required to wear a facemask or face covering Cannot donate blood for 28 days if you have: Experienced symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing Had a positive COVID-19 diagnostic test (nasal swab test) Are currently on self-quarantine restrictions Had a vaccination for COVID-19, you can donate after 7days from the date of either 1 st or 2 nd dose of vaccination Guidelines to follow: All donors, visitors, and staff are required to wear a facemask or face covering Maintain a minimum of 2 meters (6 feet) separation between people to prevent face to face positioning. Use of hand sanitizer on entry and after touching any surfaces. Donors / visitors should not enter the facilities if any symptoms of COVID 19 are shown or missing face mask . Participants should not share any items such as pens, documents, foods etc. Avoid any physical contact such as handshakes or any other type of physical contact. Avoid gathering in common areas during refreshments. Dispose used face-masks, tissues gloves etc.in the designated places only. Photography is prohibited inside the donation area. Please click here to read the service catalogue of DHA Blood Donation Center. #diversity #diversityandinclusion #WIN #csr #blooddonationdrive

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  • POSTPONED - Carbon Pricing, Trading and Valuations for Engineers

    Thursday, August 19, 2021, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM MY
    Vinod Kesava is the Co-Founder/CEO of Climate Resources Exchange International Pte Ltd Vinod is a carbon markets entrepreneur with almost 20 years of hands-on in the global carbon markets working on: renewable energy, chemical processes, nature-based solutions, energy efficiency & Integrative Design projects. He is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Climate Resources Exchange International Pte Ltd (CRX) and CRX CarbonBank Pte Ltd, both headquartered in Singapore Since 2003, he has been instrumental in designing and executing practical climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies for SMEs, MNCs and cities. Vinod is a prominent international speaker on carbon pricing frameworks and climate change initiatives globally. He has delivered keynote speeches, white papers and participated in high-level panels in the European Union, North America and Singapore and Asia (with a specific focus on ASEAN) Vinod’s deep-domain knowledge of emission reduction opportunities over a plethora of industries ensure that he provides a holistic, strategic and efficient approach for all clients, supporting their efforts towards resilience. In 2020, Vinod successfully transacted the sale of a CDM Program of Activities to a Korean and Dutch that he had invented in 2019. In February 2021, Vinod successfully registered the 1st CDM Program of Activities for ASEAN to generate carbon assets from Solar PV in the region for Sunseap Group Pte Ltd. He continues to innovate and in March 2021, has set up the 1st Program to generate carbon assets from Electric & Hybrid Vehicles. Entry i ncludes 3-course dinner and 2 drinks. The talk occurs in a dedicated room with attendance masked and as per Singapore rules for lectures. The dinner occurs afterwards in the Mason's Table restaurant in tables of 8Pax max. PAYMENT: Please note that PayPal is no longer available. You can  now  either  pay  cash or credit card at the door, or  pay  ahead using  Paynow . Reminder that you get a 10% discount for early bird fees. Paynow  number: 8874 2334  (note: new number!) Student: S$27, Members: S$45, Non-Members: S$67.5 Pay  at the door prices: Student: S$30, Members: S$50, Non-Members: S$75 Please include your  SPE  member ID for Students and Members, and your name in the message to the Payee. The early bird discount is valid only until midnight 2 days before the event. Don't forget to keep the screenshot of your transaction as a proof at the door.

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  • Rate Transient Analysis Introduction & Workflows - Technical Webinar

    Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM AST
    Session Overview: The session presents an exciting opportunity to become familiar with the fundamentals of modern techniques in rate transient analysis (RTA) for the assessment of reserves and reservoir characterization through the analysis of flow rates and pressures. Also, to gain further insights into the application of RTA through workflow examples using IHS Markit Harmony Enterprise software. RTA introduction and workflows: 1. Introduction to RTA 2. What is RTA and why should we use it? 3. Typecurves 4. Flowing Material Balance (FMB) and Multiphase FMB 5. Applications of Rate Transient Analysis  > Reservoir Group Identification  > Interference  > Pressure Support  > Waterfloods Guest Speaker: Silvia Rey Gomez Associate Director, Engineering Customer Solutions, EMEA IHS Markit Speaker Profile: Silvia Rey Gomez is the Associate Director for Engineering Customer Solutions in EMEA at IHS Markit. Throughout her career, she has specialized in Drilling, Reservoir Engineering and Project Management with the completion of international projects in Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Silvia is a certified trainer for Decline Analysis and Rate Transient Analysis, with over with over ten years of oil and gas experience. Silvia holds a bachelor degree in Petroleum Engineering and a master’s degree in International Business Management. Click Here for LinkedIn Meet & Greet

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  • Women in Energy in Middle East - D&I Webinar

    Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM AST
    Session Overview: A 4-speaker session to share experiences, challenges, projects, achievements and learning of women working in different disciplines in the Middle East Energy industry. Speakers: Arwa Ahmed Mawlod MSc Chemical Engineering Subject Matter Expert in Fluids, ADNOC Liane Butcher Trustee, Friends of Basrah Museum Social Consultant, RPS Energy Rusul Al Bahrani Petroleum Engineer- Professional Certified Trainer Program Chairperson, SPE Basra Section Ellen Pope Security Specialist & Intelligence Analyst - Subject Matter Expert Director, Talos LLC Click Here for LinkedIn Meet & Greet For YouTube live streaming, Click Here . #diveristyandinclusion #WIE #womeninenergy

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  • SPE-PGK Annual BBQ 2021

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 05:00 PM - 10:00 PM NL
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  • 2021 AGM - Online for this year. Sept 23, 2021.

    Thursday, September 23, 2021, 06:45 PM - 07:45 PM MY
    Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Singapore Section shall be held as follows: Date:  Thursday, September 23, 2021 Time:  7:00 pm to 7:40 pm  Venue:  Ms Team meeting only  Agenda • Opening address by Section Chairperson • Confirmation of the Minutes of the 2020 AGM held on September 17, 2020. • Officer Nominations for the year to 2021/2022 • Confirmation and Adoption of the Accounts for reporting financial year-end April 1, 2021 • Events update • Membership update • Any other business • To close the meeting To attend please see details below: Time: Sep 23, 2021 07:00 PM Singapore Kindly email Wee Chin ( weechin.wong@gmail.com ) for the meeting invite.

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  • H2 Blending – Challenges for Midstream Operations and Engineering

    Thursday, September 30, 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CST
    Note that this event will be conducted as a SPE webinar only event. It is free for global SPE members via the webinar registration link below.  Webinar registration: https://webevents.spe.org/p/webinar-9301 Description Abstract: There are many challenges presenting in transporting H2 in existing natural gas networks.  This talk outlines a few of the technical challenges, shows how modelling software can help identify those challenges and allow for proper planning and operational strategies. Speaker: Mangala Ngala Mangala Ngala is the North Sea Engineering Manager in the Intelligent Operations team within the Applied Intelligence division of Wood plc. Mangala has worked in various Process and Flow Assurance engineering roles since joining Wood as a graduate in 2007 and holds a Masters Degree in Advanced Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London. Moderator: Gizem Ersoy-Gokcal Gizem Ersoy-Gokcal is currently a New Operations Coordinator in ExxonMobil Upstream Oil and Gas Company. Gokcal has over 16 years of experience in multiphase flow research and oil/gas industry projects.  Last 10 years of professional experience has been focused on deep water greenfield and brownfield developments, identifying and assessing flow assurance challenges, optimizing and debottlenecking production and interfacing with subsea and chemical vendors. Gokcal is leading the flow assurance efforts for oil and gas production in Guyana. Gokcal also served in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)’s Flow Assurance Forum in various roles and currently in the leadership team of Society of Petroleum Engineer (SPE)’ Flow Assurance Technical Section. She holds a BS degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Middle East Technical University in Turkey, and MSc and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa.

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  • Projeto SOMAR

    Saturday, October 2, 2021 - Saturday, December 31, 2022
    O antigo Projeto Social Pequeninos deu a vez ao Projeto SOMAR  da cidade de Manaus-AM. Pequeninos trabalhou realizando ações em datas comemorativas como Páscoa, dia das mães, dia dos pais, dia das crianças. Natal, além de visitas à abrigos de crianças; Este foi o foco do proejto: crianças. Em dezembro de 2020, a necessidade do Pequeninos era de expandir, mudar a visão do doar, de crescer e atender novas ideias. Foi então que, após o Pequeninos fazer seus 10 anos desde a sua criação, deu a vez ao nome para Projeto Social SOMAR. O SOMAR é composto por um grupo de amigos, todos voluntários, coordenado por Ítalo Malveira. Atualmente o direcionamento do projeto está em crianças, pessoas em situação de rua e famílias carentes.

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  • Reservoir fluids characterization & its significance in the industry - Technical Webinar

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM AST
    Abstract: For every field that undergoes development studies, it is of utmost importance to identify the fluid that will be produced and marketed. The reservoir fluids may behave differently at surface conditions and market delivery points due to changes in Pressure, Volumes and Temperature. The correct fluid identification, and classification is required to be known prior to its exploitation. In this talk the practical aspects and knowledge on Fluids, PVT properties, and phase behavior would be covered. This webinar shall discuss the various reservoir fluid types, their significance in the industry and decision making involved in the process. Speaker Biography: Mr. Prakash Kamble is a Petroleum Engineer from India. He is presently working with Bharat Petro Resources Ltd as AVP – Reservoir Engineering. He has worked with Operating companies since beginning of his career at various capacities in Reservoir, Production and Petroleum Engineering teams. In his current role he is responsible for Reservoir Engineering department and looks after Reservoir Data acquisition, Well Testing, Modeling, due-diligence, Farm-in opportunity evaluation and represent the company as Technical Committee member. He has worked on fields situated in India, Russia, Brazil, Mozambique, UAE and Indonesia. His experience comes from Onshore and Offshore operations. He has been recognized for his Outstanding Service in 2017 by SPE Regional Awards.

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  • SPE NL - Monthly Meeting

    Monday, October 11, 2021, 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM NL
    'PosHYdon, The World's First Offshore Green Hydrogen Pilot On A Working Platform' by René van der Meer (Neptune Energy)
    The Hague, Netherlands

  • SPE Distinguished Lecture - Productivity Decline and Improved Production Forecasting

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 06:20 PM - 08:00 PM SGT
    Abstract: PI (Productivity Index) degradation is a common issue in many oil fields. Faster production declines than initially forecast were observed in numerous deep-water assets. The work has identified seven relevant decline mechanisms of which the failure of the rock and the execution of the completion are significant factors impacting PI Decline. To obtain a reliable production forecast, it is critical to include rock, well and completion attributes into the forecast. This requires the inclusion of a coupled reservoir and geomechanics simulator as well as a detailed representation of the completion and its associated flow patterns. A large degree of uncertainty exists around the associated parameters for each of these components. This uncertainty lends itself well to a machine learning approach given the large number of variables and the need to create multiple realizations of the history match to create more reliable production forecasts. The presentation will highlight the damage mechanisms associated with PI Decline. The presentation will also provide a methodology for creating a coupled simulation that utilizes machine learning to history match and produce reliable production forecasts. Incorporating geomechanics, completion description and near wellbore flow patterns enhances production forecasting by providing better estimates for initial and well life skins. Speaker Bio: Karim is a prolific author with more than 30 publications and 4 patents pending in twenty years of industry experience. He is an energetic public speaker who communicates complicated technical problems in simple understandable terms. He holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and currently is a geomechanics Subject Matter Expert at Chevron. Karim is focused on the coupling of geomechanics with flow to impact well performance in both producers and injectors. He leads company efforts on well planning, completion selection and production forecasting for sand control producers in deep-water assets. Date & Time : 2021-10-20 at 18:30 Lecturer: Karim Zaki REGISTER HERE  

  • SPE NE D&I PINKtober Awareness Session: Breast Cancer - What you need to know?

    Monday, October 25, 2021, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM AST
    Join us for a health talk about this month’s hot topic - breast cancer. Find out from Dr. Rabbia Khan - Specialist Surgeon at Mediclinic Hospital how you can spread the awareness and protect you and your family. We care, let’s talk! See you soon! #WeareSPE #SPENorthernEmiratesSection #Dubai #UAE   #breastcancer #breastcancerawarenessmonth   #oilandgasindustry #breastcancercare   #expo2020 #team #mydubai #breastcancerdubai #celebratingwomen #strongwomen #pinktober #breastcancerawareness #womenengineers #oilandgas #breastcancersupport #unitedwestand #speinternational  Click here for the speaker's biography

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  • SPE NE Human Factor Session: Soul, Mind & Body Connection: How diseases come into existence?

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM AST
    Do you have a health-related question which you always wanted to ask or know more about? Tune into our Wellness Talk on the 26th of October at 4 pm UAE time, and hear in detail from Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist – Ms. Sreemanti Gijare, as she talks about the importance of wellness, the awareness of diseases and it’s prevention. Abstract: This session is about Soul, Mind and Body Connection. The one hour session will delve into understanding how diseases come into existence, theory and case stories followed by a chakra balancing group session if feasible. The speaker will speak about the science behind the issues/diseases in life. The session does not delve into spirituality but pure wellness and wholesome living. Speaker Biography: Click Here for speaker profile

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  • Long Distance Subsea Tiebacks

    Thursday, October 28, 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CST
    Note that this event will be conducted as a SPE webinar only event. It is free for global SPE members via the webinar registration link below.  Webinar registration: https://webevents.spe.org/products/long-distance-subsea-tiebacks Description Abstract: As industry continues to search for cost effective field development solutions, installing a new floating facility in deep water becomes too expensive especially for marginal reservoirs. In addition to high CAPEX, new floaters also increase carbon intensity. There is an increasing number of smaller fields that are also located at longer offset distances from existing host facilities. Subsea long distance tiebacks can be challenging due to flow assurance performance limitations combined with high capital costs considering traditional field development solutions. These limitations include pressure drop in long flowlines, thermal management to mitigate hydrates and wax deposition, and the need for cost efficient delivery of chemicals. To overcome these limitations and enable economic development of long distance tiebacks, this webinar will provide an overview and benefits of key building blocks available to unlock stranded reserves by using long distance subsea tiebacks. The key enablers include electrically heat traced flowlines, subsea boosting and processing, subsea chemical storage and injection systems and all-electric subsea systems. These building blocks cost-effectively address key challenges to manage flow assurance in long distance subsea tiebacks and improve overall operability. Speaker: Janardhan Davalath Janardhan Davalath is currently Business Development Manager for Subsea Processing at TechnipFMC.  Responsible for translating customer needs into business strategy, development of new products and services in Subsea Processing.  He has over 35 years of experience in the offshore petroleum industry in the areas of leadership, business strategy, subsea processing, flow assurance, subsea field development and offshore drilling.  He has a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University. Moderator: Gizem Ersoy-Gokcal Gizem Ersoy-Gokcal is currently a New Operations Coordinator in ExxonMobil Upstream Oil and Gas Company. Gokcal has over 16 years of experience in multiphase flow research and oil/gas industry projects.  Last 10 years of professional experience has been focused on deep water greenfield and brownfield developments, identifying and assessing flow assurance challenges, optimizing and debottlenecking production and interfacing with subsea and chemical vendors. Gokcal is leading the flow assurance efforts for oil and gas production in Guyana. Gokcal also served in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)’s Flow Assurance Forum in various roles and currently in the leadership team of Society of Petroleum Engineer (SPE)’ Flow Assurance Technical Section. She holds a BS degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Middle East Technical University in Turkey, and MSc and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa.

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  • SPE DL - Monthly Meeting (Virtual)

    Monday, November 8, 2021, 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM NL
    'Impact of Climate Issues on Energy Industry Through 2050' by Philip Grossweiler (M&H Energy Services)

  • Virtual Distinguished Lecturer - “Opportunities to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Drilling Fluid

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM SGT
    SPE Singapore Section is happy to invite you to  Distinguished Lecturer Event:   “O pportunities to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Drilling Fluids ”   The lecture will be delivered in live by  Dr Jonathan Getliff , a SME in fluids.   Date:  Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021 Time:  2 pm    To attend the event you are requested to register via a following link:  REGISTRATION After registration is complete, you will receive a personal link to your mailbox to log in.    Kindly be aware that only SPE members will be able to access a registration web page. You can join/renew SPE membership  here .    Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more or ask your questions.   Abstract:   Drilling fluids and drilling waste management are a major part of well construction costs. Correct management of drilling fluids and associated wastes can be a significant undertaking but is essential for the management of potential long-term liabilities. The key thing to remember is that planning, and waste minimization is key. This talk focusses on drilling fluid choices and the challenges of drilling waste management in diverse environments. Experience shows that there is no global, one-size-fits-all, solution. Different regions have different approaches to managing the environmental effects of drilling fluids and cuttings. It is essential to understand the receiving environment and follow the regulatory drivers for each region. This presentation highlights key considerations, shares lessons learned and discusses the technical requirements of the drilling fluid. It also reviews the possible impacts of the chosen fluids and describes what can be done to reduce the amount of waste generated. The most effective solution may not always have the lowest “up front” cost, but this presentation shows how to reduce the environmental impact of drilling fluids, how to increase re-use and recycling rates and thus reduce overall drilling waste management costs.   Biography:   Jonathan is a Fluids SME for the Tengizchevroil Wells Team in Kazakhstan. He holds a BSc in Applied Biology and a PhD in the Microbiology of Marine Sediments and has more than 25 years of oilfield experience. Jonathan has an extensive knowledge of drilling fluids, drilling waste management and the environmental impact of drilling fluids and has worked in research and development as well as technical and operational roles. He has authored numerous papers on drilling fluids and drilling waste management and holds U.S. and foreign patents.  

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  • Flow Assurance Challenges in Deepwater Brazil Pre-salt

    Thursday, November 18, 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CST
    Note that this event will be conducted as a SPE webinar only event. It is free for global SPE members via the webinar registration link below.  Webinar registration: SPE Online Education: Flow Assurance Challenges in Deepwater Brazil Pre-salt Description Abstract: Since its discovery some years ago, Brazilian pre-salt has been a big challenge to Petrobras in different disciplines. This webinar will show some general information about pre salt oil fields, and some of the Flow Assurance challenges to produce them. Speaker: Adriana Teixeira Adriana Teixeira has been working at Petrobras Research Center, in Brazil, for 19 years. She is a Senior Petroleum Chemist and a Hydrates in Flow Assurance Specialist, leading research projects to meet operational needs in these matters. She has a Master degree in Chemistry, and is also a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering.  Her interests are in the risk management of hydrates and the influence of these solids on the other Flow Assurance issues. She is the Regional Champion in Brazil at SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section, and is the planning coordinator of Flow Assurance Committee at SPE Brazil Section.  Moderator: Gizem Ersoy-Gokcal Gizem Ersoy-Gokcal is currently a New Operations Coordinator in ExxonMobil Upstream Oil and Gas Company. Gokcal has over 16 years of experience in multiphase flow research and oil/gas industry projects.  Last 10 years of professional experience has been focused on deep water greenfield and brownfield developments, identifying and assessing flow assurance challenges, optimizing and debottlenecking production and interfacing with subsea and chemical vendors. Gokcal is leading the flow assurance efforts for oil and gas production in Guyana. Gokcal also served in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)’s Flow Assurance Forum in various roles and currently in the leadership team of Society of Petroleum Engineer (SPE)’ Flow Assurance Technical Section. She holds a BS degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Middle East Technical University in Turkey, and MSc and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa.  

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  • Learning & Innovation - Southeast Asia Offshore Decommissioning

    Thursday, November 25, 2021, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM ICT
    The first face to face Technical Presentation following the recent lockdowns in Vietnam.  The presentation will also be available virtually.  Please register.

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    Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

  • SPE Thermal Well Integrity and Design Symposium

    Monday, November 29 - Tuesday, November 30, 2021
    Wells are aging, the industry changing, and well integrity becoming more important now than ever. This is true in all oil and gas operations including Thermal and Unconventional assets. Fortunately, SPE continues to support this outstanding annual international event for experts from across the industry to openly review, discuss, and collaborate on all topics related to well integrity. This year's event will also include unconventional oil and gas well integrity to collaborate and share experiences with industry peers. I invite you to join with your fellow SPE members and industry experts at the 2021 Symposium to share, learn and gain knowledge from a wide range of topics related to Thermal and Unconventional Well Integrity and Design. Attend both the  SPE Thermal Well Integrity and Design Symposium  and the  SPE Workshop: Intelligent and Advanced Wellbore Technologies  at a special discounted rate.

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    Banff, AB, Canada

  • SPE Workshop: Intelligent and Advanced Wellbore Technologies

    Tuesday, November 30 - Wednesday, December 1, 2021
    Over the last 20 years, intelligent wellbore technologies have evolved from piloting and trial-testing, to field implementation. Access to new data has allowed operators to better understand the downhole conditions for optimizing production. Still, it remains a daunting task.  Presenters will speak to the current state of the intelligent well technologies, with a balance of both thermal, conventional, and unconventional applications. Priority will be given to case histories describing advances in measuring, modeling, and manipulating production data to maximize asset value. Topics to be discussed will include: Lessons learned from other regions where intelligent wells are used and how to adapt those technologies to conventional and unconventional operations in Canada Case histories from Canada Production optimization by collecting all downhole data available Field development strategy optimization Data acquisition and visualization hardware Data modeling and analysis software Consistent handling of operational uncertainties Application of artificial intelligence and machine learning approaches to intelligent wells Attend both the  SPE Thermal Well Integrity and Design Symposium  and the  SPE Workshop: Intelligent and Advanced Wellbore Technologies  at a special discounted rate.

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  • Application of Oil and Gas Subsurface Evaluation Methodology to Geothermal: The Value of Data

    Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM CET
    Abstract:  The energy landscape is changing, and renewable sources of energy are gaining in importance. As part of this, geothermal energy has the ability to be a key contributor as it can supply a constant dependable baseload for a wide range of uses, ranging from low temperature heating through mid temperature industrial uses, to high temperatures for power generation.It has additional benefits, that unlike other renewable sources such as wind and solar, it is has little or no reliance on varying prevailing conditions. However geothermal is a relatively young industry, and many stakeholders are unaware of the importance of detailed knowledge of the subsurface in the success of safely and economically realising a project. As a result many projects dissapoint in their returns. The subsurface knowledge required is very similar to that needed for successful hydrocarbon exploration, therefore the expertise in gained in the oil and gas industry over many years can be applied to geothermal projects to help increase their likelihood of success. However because of the nature of the two industries, there is often a barrier that needs to be broken down before this knowledge can be shared. In this presentation, I discuss how the subsurface information needed for success in the two industries is very similar, show the value of data, how well established oil and gas methodologies can be applied to help in the success of geothermal projects, and how the oil and gas industries can contribute to the success of geothermal energy. Biography: Tom Bradley is a Senior Technical Advisor for Formation Evaluation and Energy Transition with Baker Hughes. After graduating from The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London with a degree in Geology with Engineering Geology in 1996, he started his career in 1997 with Western Atlas International and since then has worked in a variety of technical and supervisory roles in a variety of countries. He is currently based in the Netherlands, and as part of his current role he is involved with the development of geothermal energy in the Netherlands and Europe.

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  • SPE DL-What Does the Future Look Like for the Oil & Gas and Energy Sector?The Energy Transition

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM IST
    We hope you can join us, and make the most of  SPE  Distinguished Lecturer–Ian Phillips virtual visit with our section. The event is live! A recording will NOT be available if you miss it. Don’t miss this LIVE  SPE  Virtual Distinguished Lecturer.   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 Wednesday, 01 December 2021 1530 hours onwards  followed by Q & A Register HERE     This presentation considers the future of the oil and gas industry from two perspectives. The first half paints a picture of an industry in extremely good health and with an exciting future - global population continues to grow and individuals' standard of living continues to rise - so demand for energy is growing steadily. Despite this growing demand, global proven reserves have risen as technology improves. In addition, we know where there is a lot more oil and gas in deposits that are currently uneconomic, but a small increase in the oil price would make these "proven reserves." In a nutshell, the industry might have a bright future.  The second half presents the significant obstacle: summarizing the science of climate change and considering what happened when temperature rose this high in the past. The emerging alternatives, renewables, energy efficiency, and some dramatic scientific advances in "clean hydrocarbons," will also be reviewed.  The presentation closes with an assessment of the impact of these competing forces on the oil and gas industry, the developed world, and the human race.   Programme Team SPE   New   Delhi

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  • How to Make CCS Happen

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ET
    Join us as Distinguished Lecturer Ian Phillips gives a follow-up lecture on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).   Abstract : The CCS value chain is long and complex – many different parts need to work together to enable us to capture CO2 and sequester it deep underground so we start to do something about the emissions that are causing climate change. This presentation will discuss each step in the CCS value chain – discussing the technologies that are available now, that are maturing into the market, and that are being developed as researchers round the world focus their attention on the challenge.  The presentation will also consider the commercial challenges to making CCS a reality at scale. Finally, we will discuss the scale of the challenge that we expect CCS to address. Presenter Biography : Ian Phillips has over 30 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry with operators and service companies. In 2007 he became a founding Director of CO2DeepStore Limited - now Pale Blue Dot Energy Limited - the first company specifically seeking to deliver CCS as a service. He holds an M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot Watt University and an MBA. He is also a Fellow of the UK Energy Institute and is a Chartered Petroleum Engineer.  He recently completed 4 years as chair of the SPE Aberdeen Section and was previously North Sea Regional Director on the SPEI Board. He is an SPE Distinguished Member. Registration Information:  This online lecture will be hosted on Microsoft Teams. An email address must be supplied in order to receive the Teams meeting invite.  To register, please fill out this form: form link .   

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  • December 2021 Ethics Seminar with C. Susan Howes

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM CT
    Speaker: C. Susan Howes, PE, PHR, Subsurface Consultants & Associates LLC Topic: Toolkit for Making Better Decisions when Faced with Ethical Dilemmas Date: Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 at 11:45 AM Abstract This Lecture is designed to raise ethical awareness and to develop insights in SPE members into the significance of the preamble and the twelve canons in SPE’s Code of Conduct.  An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility is paramount to every SPE member working in the petroleum industry. However, the ethical dilemmas members experience while progressing through their career stages can vary in nature and complexity, spanning a broad spectrum from issues for students, for individual contributors or issues encountered at managerial and executive level positions. Common ethical issues include expert witness testimony, employment, competitive bidding, confidentiality, conflict of interest, copyrights, intellectual property, data selection and management, operating standards, regulations, reserves booking, third party opinions, corruption, plagiarism, and citations of others’ work. Ethical behavior is required to manage professional relationships with stakeholders including contractors, vendors, partners, land owners, competitors, governments, regulatory agencies, employees, management and coworkers.   Members will take away from this Lecture a toolkit to enable them to make better decisions when faced with an ethical dilemma. Biography Susan Howes, PE, PHR, is VP Engineering at Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC, in Houston, Texas, where she maintains technical quality standards for consultancy, recruitment and training services. A PE graduate of the University of Texas, Howes joined Anadarko, holding roles in reservoir engineering, business development, corporate engineering, and HR. Howes joined Chevron as Manager of the Horizons Program and served as Reservoir Management Consultant at Chevron. Howes is an industry leader in talent attraction, development, and retention. She has coauthored articles on topics of ethics, uncertainty management, and risk management. Howes chairs the UT PGE Distinguished Alumni Committee and serves on UT PGE External Advisory Board, CSM PE Department Program Advisory Board, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council BOD and SPE US Advisory Council.  Howes served as SPE Regional Director for Gulf Coast North America, received the SPE DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal, is an Honorary Member of SPE, and was a SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 2019-20. Howes received the 2020 Woman of Excellence award from the Federation of Houston Professional Women. SPE Dallas is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: December 2021 Ethics Seminar with C. Susan Howes Time: Dec 1, 2021 11:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83134587472?pwd=Y2FubURsTGNzTDVUOUhtNU1XSTNtUT09 Meeting ID: 831 3458 7472 Passcode: 363933 One tap mobile +13462487799,,83134587472#,,,,*363933# US (Houston) +12532158782,,83134587472#,,,,*363933# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 831 3458 7472 Passcode: 363933 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kebVn4Ler3

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  • 2021-2022 1st Distinguished Lecture Program

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM JP
    SmartWater Flooding Mechanisms and Water Chemistry Guidelines for Carbonates Subhash Ayirala (Saudi Aramco) Abstract: SmartWater flooding (SWF) through tuning of injection water salinity and ionic compositions is becoming attractive for improved/enhanced oil recovery in carbonate reservoirs. However, the pore scale mechanisms responsible for oil recovery in SmartWater flooding are not completely understood yet and furthermore there are no clear guidelines available to design injection water chemistries for field applications. This lecture unravels these existing mysteries by presenting the data acquired from a series of multiscale experiments (nano-micro-macroscopic-core scales) to explore the interactions of salinity and aqueous ions at oil/brine and carbonate-oil/brine interfaces. The systematic analyses of multiscale aqueous-ion interactions at the two interfaces showed that SmartWater effect in carbonates is a combination of two effects, one being related to the release of oil attached on rock surfaces (wettability change) and the other being related to improved oil-phase connectivity and better oil mobilization (enhanced coalescence of oil ganglia). The results obtained from several case studies are also discussed to demonstrate the efficiency of SWF technology to mobilize residual oil at well scale in addition to providing some economic estimates. This talk highlights two important takeaway points: (1) Not every low salinity water can become a SmartWater for carbonates, and (2) SmartWater is nothing but a tailored water chemistry containing certain salinity and selective composition of three key ions including sulfates, magnesium, and calcium. These new learnings and major findings will provide useful practical guidelines on how to efficiently design injection water compositions and obtain higher oil recoveries from waterflooding projects in carbonate reservoirs. Biography: Subhash Ayirala is the Champion of SmartWater flooding at Saudi Aramco’s Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center—Advanced Research Center, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He holds MS and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA. He has written over 75 technical papers, 50+ journal publications, and holds 20 granted patents. He is SPE distinguished member and currently serves as co-executive editor of SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering. Ayirala received SPE Outstanding Technical Editor recognition 9-times (most recent one in 2020) and is also a recipient of the 2017 SPE A Peer Apart Award.

  • The Unexpected: What We Do Know About Casing Deformation and How to Deal With It

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM CET
    The Unexpected: What We Do Know About Casing Deformation and How to Deal With It By Distinguished Lecturer Alberto Casero, BP Abstract: Hydrocarbon exploration and production is hardly a mono thematic science. The success of this technical and financial endeavor is the result of a multi-disciplinary effort required to achieve a good understanding of all the factors involved. Casing deformations proved to be a challenging problematic that is sometime difficult to avoid and good knowledge of geology, fluids and geomechanics is crucial to properly tackle it. Unconventional and conventional plays, especially in international regions are often located in areas where stresses are quite high and in many cases not normal fault regime, rather strike-slip or even reverse fault. In these geological settings, with horizontal wells drilled at great depths (>4000m TVD), presence of geological hazard such as faults and natural fractures, complex stratigraphy with multilayer features and geomechanical complexity such as high stress and active tectonic, the well can be occasionally subject to stresses easily exceeding the technical limitation of the materials used. Even with a good and sound tubular design, the conditions at which the technical design limits are exceeded can occure unexpectedly with oneorus economic and operational consequences which usually result in limited well accessibility. This presentation will address what should be put in place to understand, monitor and mitigate casing deformations with the objective of providing the completion, drilling and intervention engineers with tools to minimize operational inefficiencies and financial impact.     Biography: Alberto Casero is a Technical Advisor for Fracturing and Stimulation within the BP Global Wells Organisation, where he serves as a Lead Engineer for the design of horizontal multi-stage hydraulic fractured wells in tight gas and shale gas fields in North America and Overseas.  He joined BP in 2011 after working for both International operators and Service providers, including ENI and Halliburton, he has been involved and leading conventional and unconventional projects around the world for 25 years and has authored numerous papers.  He graduated at the Polytechnic of Turin with an MSc in Mining Engineering.

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  • DL: "What Does the Future Look Like for the Oil & Gas and Energy Sector – The Energy Transition"

    Thursday, December 2, 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM BRT
    O próximo Webinar da SPE Distinguished Lecturers ocorrer em 02/Dez/2021 às 12pm , com o tema: "What Does the Future Look Like for the Oil & Gas and Energy Sector – The Energy Transition" , do palestrante Ian Phillips ( Pale Blue Dot Energy Limited ). Vale destacar que estes palestrantes são selecionados a nível mundial em um processo concorrido na SPE. Logo, são palestras de garantida qualidade, com renomados profissionais, e que valem a pena de serem assistidas. INSCRIÇÃO: Para se inscrever, os Membros SPE da seção Macaé podem se registrar da seguinte forma: acesse " www.spe.org/dl" ; depois em " sign in " (login da SPE); clique em " current schedule "; depois " see your section’s DL events " (Macaé Section); escolha a palestra clicando " register now ". Em seguida, você receberá um email de confirmação de "no-reply@zoom.us" (plataforma de videoconferência) com os detalhes da palestra (e o link / código de acesso). #energy #transition #DistinguishedLecturer

  • Geomechanics Talk: Factors affecting the conformity of multi-cluster hydraulic fracture height and l

    Thursday, December 2, 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM MT
    The organic-rich Duvernay Formation is one of the most prolific source rocks in Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. Despite many extensive multi-stage hydraulic fracturing treatments, the geomechanics and fracturing behavior in the Duvernay have not been fully understood. The Duvernay has significant hydrocarbon storage within its mineral clay fraction. There is no visual core or log evidence of natural fractures at any scale, unless the core is proximal to a lineament or fault. Even in this case, fractures seen in core are sparsely vertical and typically calcite filled (i.e., expulsion fractures). Real hydraulic fracturing examples from Duvernay stimulation require large treatment pressures and injection volumes but lack clear indications of fracture breakdown/initiation. The ISIPs often exceed the overburden stress. These behaviors, combined with extremely slow pressure fall-off after shut-in, can be all interpreted as signs of creating a complex system of induced hydraulic fractures. This talk will discuss the development of a new universal approach to rank and evaluate the geomechanical rock competency using the Kaybob Duvernay source rock as a test case. The effects of plastic shear and tensile yield resistance in the rocks were separated through construction of a Kappa-Mu-Yield (KMY) universal cross-plot by incorporating a broad range of available data including Diagnostic Fracture Injection Test measurements, dipole sonic, rock mechanics characterization, and thermal maturity logs. The presentation starts with reviewing the process of building a mechanical earth model (MEM) for a Kaybob interest well. Then, it will discuss translating this MEM to more useful geomechanical proxies to identify best landing intervals. Using this technique, it will be shown that the majority of the wells in the Kaybob Duvernay are not landed in the highest and best geomechanical sweet spots. Using a series of simulation, we demonstrate the benefits of targeting highest fracable intervals leading to a better frac containment, while maximizing the stimulated rock volume during multi-cluster plug and perf frac jobs.

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    Calgary, AB, Canada

  • Distinguished Lecturer - Dave Cramer, ConocoPhillips Company

    Friday, December 3, 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM MT
    Integrating Multiple Diagnostic Methods to Determine Limited Entry Treatment Effectiveness Dave Cramer, ConocoPhillips Company Abstract: This presentation covers the essential elements of limited entry treatment design and reviews a case study of plug-and-perf horizontal well treatments in an unconventional shale play. In the case study, various diagnostic methods were used to better understand and quantify the factors determining limited entry effectiveness. Three diagnostic methods were implemented: 1.) injection step-down tests and pressure analysis of the fracturing treatments, 2.) video-based perforation imaging and 3.) distributed acoustic sensing (DAS). In-situ stress variation and perforation erosion were determined to have significant impacts on treatment allocation among perforation clusters. Other undesirable effects such as heel-side flow preference were also observed. Camera images confirmed proppant-induced erosion at the scale of individual perforations. Measurements from the digital images provided comparison points for predictive software using surface pressure measurements. DAS results provided cluster level proppant distribution values. Correlations were also observed between treatment allocation values from DAS data and values derived from perforation friction calculated from Bernoulli’s equation using the image-based entry hole diameter data. The results of the case study indicated that a staggered perforation design using more gradual changes among clusters would lead to a more balanced treatment. This scenario was evaluated along with a job design featuring high excess perforation friction and an equal number of perforations in each cluster. Fracture-simulation runs indicated that both tactics are likely to improve slurry allocation. The key take-away from this lecture is that limited entry treatments can result in effective stimulation along the entire wellbore when the best practices disclosed in the presentation are followed. Note: this talk is co-hosted by the Wyoming Geological Association (WGA); additional information and registration can be found by clicking the "More information" link below.  Registration will open in October. Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 12 th to WGA at wygeology@gmail.com . Biography:  Dave Cramer is a Senior Engineering Fellow on the ConocoPhillips Global Completions Engineering staff in Houston, TX. He specializes in hydraulic fracturing applications.  Dave has published 65 technical papers and holds 2 U.S. patents.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado.  Industry recognitions include the Henry Mattson Technical Achievement Award, Denver SPE chapter (1993), SPE International Completions Optimization and Technologies Award (2011), SPE International Distinguished Membership Award (2019) and SPE International Cedric K. Ferguson Certificate (2020).  Dave was a SPE Distinguished Lecturer from 2003-2004 and the SPE International Region Director for the U.S. and Canada Rocky Mountain region from 2004-2007.

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    Casper, WY, United States

  • Volunteer Event at Dallas Arboretum

    Saturday, December 4, 2021, 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM CT
    It's never too early to get into the holiday spirit ! SPE Dallas is hosting a group volunteering activity at the Dallas Arboretum on Saturday December 4th, 2021 from 8:30am - 1pm. Volunteers are needed for the annual Christmas Village where guests can explore a variety of themed houses and businesses including a bakery, a candy shop, Santa’s House and more! Volunteers will interact with the guests and even have a chance to dress up as shopkeepers to pass out candy and other knick-knacks!  LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE, PLEASE SIGN UP EARLY ! Please click here for more information about Christmas Village at the Dallas Arboretum! Christmas Village When: Saturday December 4th, 2021 Time: 8:30 AM - 1PM Location: Dallas Arboretum 8525 Garland Road Dallas, Texas 75218 * Please park in the visitor lot and check-in as an SPE volunteer at the front entrance ​ ​

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  • YP Coffee Talk Series - Introduction to Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

    Saturday, December 4, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ICT

  • Distinguished Lecture: How to Design a Good Reservoir Model

    Monday, December 6, 2021, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM CET
        Distinguished Lecture   How to Design a Good Reservoir Model   Mark Bentley     The difference between good models and bad models is an issue of model design. How can you tell the difference between a ‘good’ reservoir model and a ‘bad’ one? Reservoir and simulation modelling capability has become a mainstream activity in petroleum engineering yet the models themselves often tend to disappoint.  Crucially, models and forecasts tend to be optimistic. This talk draws on experiences accumulated over the last 25 years from working with international and national oil companies and draws out common themes - reasons why some modelling and simulation outcomes are ‘good’, and others are ‘bad’. The over-riding theme is model design, and it will be argued that many of the errors in modelling are made before anyone logs on.  It’s not the capability of the software, it’s the design choices made. The following design issues will be identified, and optimal approaches recommended, concerning: - model purpose, and the balance of simplicity vs. complexity in modelling - imperfect data and concept-based modelling – “if you can sketch it, you can model it” - taking a fluid-centric view of the need for detail: reservoir modelling, rather than geological modelling;   - the scale transition, searching for the 'lost heterogeneity' The points above will be illustrated with a case study from a mature oil field undergoing waterflood, in which a decision on infill drilling needed to be made.     Details and Registration Date: Monday, Dec 6 th , 2021, 17:00 – 18:00 including lecture and Q&A Language: English   An Extra 45 Minutes Can Provide a World of Knowledge! Register HERE       Attendee Evaluation Form   DL event will be held by the DL hosting on Zoom. Only registered attendees will receive dial-in instructions.  Please register soon! This is a multi-section event, and space is limited.    Best regards, Erik Lehne GSSPE Program Chair Further Information on  http://connect.spe.org/germany/events/recentcommunityeventsdashboard .

  • Mulher, Empreendedorismo e PD&I: Desafios e Oportunidades - SPE UfPel

    Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM BRT
    Nosso Webinar contará com a presença ilustre das palestrantes Marcela Vincoletto Rezende (Analista de Mercado na ABiogás), Fernanda Delgado, D.Sc. (Professora e Pesquisadora na FGV Energia) e Raffaela Zandomenego (Sócia e Fundadora na Ergos).

  • December 2021 Distinguished Lecture Series with Philip Grossweiler

    Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM CT
    Impact of Climate Issues on Energy Industry Through 2050 Philip Grossweiler 11:30 AM Wednesday, December 8, 2021 Step 1: Click REGISTER HERE below !!!!!REGISTER HERE!!!!! Or use this link: https://www.spe.org/en/dl/schedule/ Step 2: Click "See your section's DL events" Step 3: Click Register Now for Philip's talk After the registration is complete, you will receive an email from no-reply@zoom.us with link to the zoom meeting. 

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  • Are Traditional Laboratory Reservoir Fluid Characterizations Superior to Down Hole in Situ Digital S

    Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM EET
    Juba Section invites members to register Free for a Virtual DL: Are Traditional Laboratory Reservoir Fluid Characterizations Superior to Down Hole in Situ Digital Samples? The Results May Surprise You! Distinguished Lecture by: Christopher Michael Jones When:            Wed 8 Dec 2021    3:00PM [UTC+2]

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  • (Online webinar) Energy transformation in Russia and international experience.

    Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM RU
    Друзья, секция SPE в Москве проводит 8-9 декабря онлайн вебинар по энергетической трансформации.

  • Opportunities and Challenges for Oil & Gas Competence in CCS

    Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM CET
    Opportunities and Challenges for Oil & Gas Competence in CCS By Silvia Kassold and Kjersti Vebenstad, Equinor Abstract: The energy transition opens new possibilities to apply competence from the oil and gas sector. CO2 capture and storage (CCS) is a key technology to both, facilitate a cost-efficient transition and enable “negative emissions”, which are needed in most climate scenarios to handle early emission overshoot. This presentation will first set the scene by presenting the role of CCS in emission reduction scenarios. Then, the principal components of the CCS chain will be explained, with particular reference to the differences to oil and gas exploration and production activities, with examples from Equinor’s CCS projects. Finally, competence needs will be discussed, including competences that differ from standard petroleum industry requirements. Focus will be on subsurface activities of CCS (CO2 storage). Biography Silvia Kassold: Diploma (MSc) in Geology at Clausthal University of Technology (D). Worked since 2008 in Equinor, first on various production assets before joining Northern Lights CCS project in 2018. In the Northern Lights project, the role is seismic interpretation in EL001 and planning of CO2 injectors. Biography Kjersti Vebenstad: MSc from Norwegian University of Technology ( NTH now NTNU) in Petroleum geology. Worked since 1985 in Equinor and a short period in BP. Subsurface experience from exploration via field development to production. Additional experience from Gas supply planning and commercial negotiation. In 2018 I joined the Northern Lights project. Here my main task has been related to Containment Risk Assessment

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • Distiguished Lecturer - Geoff Salter Making Better Upstream Acquisitions: The role of the Petroleum

    Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM AEDT
    !Please Note this Event has been cancelled, maybe rescheduled in early 2022! Making Better Upstream Acquisitions: The role of the Petroleum Engineer and why it’s different from the day job Geoff Salter IN CONJUNCTION WITH QLD AND SA SECTIONS HYBRID ONLINE(no charge for members) AND FACE TO FACE (registration fees apply and include lunch) Abstract: Global upstream transactions are estimated at $150 bn in 2019. Production/cost forecasts and assessment of future opportunities/risks are crucial inputs to the economic evaluation of a potential acquisition. It follows that potential buyers need to conduct technical due diligence on these inputs. In times of volatile oil and gas prices, good technical due diligence can be the difference between a good and a bad deal. Petroleum engineers are often called upon to join acquisition teams. With typically a few days/weeks of evaluation time, technical due diligence requires considerable focus and a fundamentally different approach to the typical industry workflow. Yet, there are no industry courses on this subject and a OnePetro search reveals the last paper was 30 years ago. This talk highlights how a Petroleum Engineer should approach working in an upstream acquisitions team and illustrates practical methods for conducting technical due diligence. A ‘top down’ process that starts with identifying what drives value is proposed. Several case studies are presented showing how good technical due diligence has had a fundamental impact on acquisition decisions. The key thing I would like people to take away is that technical due diligence requires a very different approach from the Petroleum Engineer’s ‘day job’. Biography: Geoff Salter is a Partner at RISC Advisory specializing in Reservoir Engineering. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Engineering. His early industry experience was focused on field development and production operations with major operators Shell and Woodside. During his nearly 25 years at RISC Advisory based in London or Perth, he has led technical due diligence teams on oil and gas acquisition opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has travelled extensively throughout these regions, presented at industry conferences and participated in SPE ATWs. This meeting will be live streamed via Zoom and members can participate in person with lunch, or online. Registrations to participate on line   here Registrations close December 2, 2021 Early bird registrations close November 25

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    SYDNEY, NSW, Australia

  • Machine Learning: Is it Magic or Hard Work?

    Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM MT

  • 2021 SPE Delta Section Golf Tournament - Sponsorship - Rescheduled

    Friday, December 10, 2021, 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM CT
    Sponsorship Registration "Come Support Energy and Engineering Education!" Shotgun Start at 9:00 AM Format: 4-Person Scramble *** Use Registration Box to the right, enter your information, then choose desired $ value from drop down list, choose PayPal to enter your credit card information ***  Sponsorship Levels Champions Sponsorship   - Top Billing on Sponsor Board $2,500  - Member   Ace Sponsorship   - Billing on Sponsor Board $1,500   -   Sponsorship Package Attendee   Eagle Sponsorship   - Billing on Sponsor Board $1,000   - S ponsorship Package A   Birdie Sponsorship   - Billing on Sponsor Board $500   - Sponsorship Package B   Par Sponsorship   - Billing on Sponsor Board $250    - Sponsorship Package C *Note:    If you would prefer to pay via check or wire transfer, please register and contact: Justin Curtice   justin.curtice@shell.com Make Checks Payable to SPE Delta Section and mail to: Matt Wandstrat SPE Golf Tournament 614 Silverthorne Lane Covington, LA  70433

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    Springfield, LA, United States

  • 2021 SPE Delta Section Golf Tournament - Team Registration - Rescheduled

    Friday, December 10, 2021, 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM CT
    Team Registration Come Support Energy and Engineering Education! $750/Team - Includes Cart and Greens Fee 4-Person Scramble Format Food and Drinks Before, After, and on the Course *** Use Registration Box to the right, enter your information, add to cart and check out, choose PayPal to pay with a credit card *** ***Team is not reserved until payment is received.  Please send M att Wandstrat MattWandstrat@gmail.com the names of the players in your foursome.***

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    Springfield, LA, United States

  • SPE NL - Monthly Meeting (Virtual)

    Monday, December 13, 2021, 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM NL
    'What Does Pressure Have To Do With It? Uncovering The Hidden Value In Your Data!' by Henry Akpan (IHS Markit)

  • December Meeting - Dr. Henry Lopez "Industry 2022 Outlook"

    Thursday, December 16, 2021, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM CT
    We are excited to announce that Dr. Henry Lopez will be our guest speaker for our December meeting. Dr. Lopez will be presenting his insights on " Industry 2022 Outlook - The Transformation Journey for The Oil and Gas Industry Has Just Begun " Please plan on joining us at the City Club on December 16th for what promises to be a very memorable event. Register early and avoid the rush (and the $5 Late Registration Fee)! Abstract The Oil and Gas industry has undergone a continuous transformation in the past years driven by a complex set of causes that are slowly reshaping the landscape. Taking a pick at our European neighbors and the speed of the change process worldwide in the oil and gas industry, we know that the transformation journey is just getting more and more intense, as many companies continue to reinvent themselves amid conflicting demands from investors and regulatory bodies, and oil price and market volatility. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the change, creating a stringent need for oil and gas companies to decarbonize their operations, adopt and implement comprehensive ESG programs, and redirect capital to renewable energy developments. The unexpected continued to happen in 2021. Oil prices in October reached 6-year high, and this boosted even more energy transition plans, while maintaining the capital discipline and honoring other financial goals established in 2020. From 2022 onward, the oil and gas organizations, should aim to become increasingly agile, resilient and embrace change, to better compensate the pressure of the very complex future that is expected. The focus should be on three main components: optimization of business performance, creation of new business capabilities and strengthening technology foundations. The transformation roadmap should include all trends from the industry with a focus on change acceleration. How companies need to adapt their overall strategy to accelerate their sustainability transformation? What is next on ESG reporting? What role analytics and digitalization play in this change? What new skills and certifications will be needed for new programs and ongoing initiatives to succeed? What recognition programs organizations must implement to reward stakeholders for achieving environmental and social standards? This presentation is intended to answer not only these questions, but also provide an overview of the most innovative elucidations and systems to accelerate the ideation and creation of new solutions in this changing environment. There is light at the end of the tunnel! Biography Dr. Henry Lopez is a seasoned business executive, community leader, and transformation expert with more than 20 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry. In 2019, Dr Lopez founded Inteleum, a highly specialized petroleum transformation firm, that aims to provide expertise and solutions to upstream and midstream companies in their transition process towards building more profitable, sustainable, efficient, and compliant organizations. As a reputable petroleum engineer, Dr. Lopez’s work focused on unconventional and conventional reservoirs in the US, Canada, and Latin America. Previously, Henry spent five years with Pioneer Natural Resources where he successfully led the advancement of several operational and production optimization programs. Prior to joining Pioneer, Henry spent eight years with Shell Upstream Americas providing technical support in production and hydraulic fracturing to Unconventional assets and coordinating R&D and new technology deployment projects. Henry holds a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School Mines, a M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela.

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    Fort Worth, TX, United States

  • Oilfield Christmas Ball

    Thursday, December 16, 2021, 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET
    Carnegie, PA, United States

  • Behind-Casing Gas Saturation Determination

    Thursday, December 23, 2021, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM ICT

  • 2021-2022 2nd Distinguished Lecture Program

    Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM JP
    Machine Learning: Is it Magic or Hard Work? Ridvan Akkurt (Schlumberger) Abstract: Machine Learning (ML) has become a key tool to analyze large datasets, detecting previously unforeseen patterns or extracting unexpected insights in high-dimensional space. ML workflows can process large volumes of data efficiently with less bias and subjectivity introduced by humans. Unfortunately, the present level of excitement in the industry, fueled by many publications that highlight only the successful case histories, has created a sense of magic where ML (or Artificial Intelligence) is considered the solution to many difficult and challenging problems. As in the case of any other emerging technology, the power of ML, if unleashed without proper controls and practices in-place, especially without the understanding of the uncertainties in the answers, will lead to erroneous results, adversely affecting the acceptance of the new technologies in the long run. The objective of this talk is to identify the requirements and the critical components that are needed to build robust ML systems; and illustrate their impact and effectiveness by sharing examples from real-life projects. The industry can benefit from the new technologies only by being careful, cautious and realistic; and with the understanding that to get to the magic of ML, one must be prepared to do the hard work. To get to the magic of Machine Learning, we need to be prepared to do the hard work. Biography: Ridvan Akkurt is a Petrophysics Advisor in the Schlumberger Artificial Intelligence and Analytics Group, based in Denver, USA. He was previously Research Director at Schlumberger-Doll Research in Boston, heading the Geoscience Department. Ridvan began his career in 1983 as a Schlumberger wireline field engineer in Africa, then worked for GSI, Shell, NUMAR, NMR+, and Saudi Aramco; in international and domestic assignments. He has a BS degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, and a PhD degree in geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, USA. Ridvan has many publications and 24 US patents, has taught industrial courses, served as a Distinguished Lecturer for SPE and SPWLA.

  • January Luncheon

    Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM ET
    Details TBD
    Carnegie, PA, United States

  • Developing the 2/4-14 (King Lear)

    Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM CET
    Developing the 2/4-14 (King Lear) By Ragnar M. Fredriksen, Stein Ove Hjelle (Aker BP) Abstract: The 2/4-14 well is infamous for its underground blowout in 1989. Several exploration and appraisal wells have since been drilled on the structure. In 2018 AkerBP acquired the license from Equinor and is now planning to develop the field. The presentation will give a short overview on the history of the field and present the plan for the field development from a D&W point of view. Bio: Ragnar: Senior drilling engineer AkerBP since December 2019 12 years in Equinor prior to starting in AkerBP Stein Ove: Senior completion engineer AkerBP since January 2020 14 years in Equinor prior to starting in AkerBP  

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • SPE OKC - January ESG Study Group - Ft. Rob Klenner

    Thursday, January 13, 2022, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM CT
    Rob Klenner is the Sr. Business Engagement and Strategy Lead at the Baker Hughes Energy Innovation Center in Oklahoma City, OK. Mr. Klenner has over 10 years of experience in R&D and innovation in the geothermal, oil & gas, and CCUS industries where he provides strategy and thought leadership in these areas across Baker Hughes. His primary goal is to secure external funding to develop new products within Baker Hughes and offer them through new and innovative commercial models working together with existing business units and customers. Mr. Klenner received a B.S. and M.S. from the Harold Hamm School of Geology at the University of North Dakota. He has also authored or co-authored 20+ Publications and filed over 12 U.S. and worldwide patents in energy development and digital solutions. Prior to joining Baker Hughes, he served in various managerial and technical roles at General Electric, Energy and Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota, and Calpine Corporation. This talk will provide a deep dive on certain technologies that are enabling carbon footprint reduction and more sustainable operations.

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    Oklahoma City, OK, United States

  • Section SOCIAL - Members Year End Dinner

    Thursday, January 13, 2022, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM ICT

  • SPE OKC Section 21st Annual Pistol League Tournament

    Friday, January 14 - Friday, February 25, 2022
    Join the SPE for the 21st annual pistol league. SPE PISTOL LEAGUE ENTRY FORM Registration Page About this Event SPE OKC Section 21st Annual Pistol League Tournament January 14th & 28th and February 11th & 25th 2022 You must Check-in between 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM H&H Gun Range, 400 S. Vermont, Suite 110, OKC, OK 73108 (Near I-40 & Meridian) • SPE Member Price $300 • Non Member Price $400  • Lunch included each shooting day. • Ammunition is not provided. No Steel Core Bullets!! • Scoring will be on an individual basis. • Scorecards, to count, must be turned in each Friday. • Hearing and eye protection required for all Shooters. • All handguns are to be HOLSTERED when not in use. • Must shoot on 3 of the 4 Fridays to qualify for the drawing. Must be present to win. • Center fire pistol or revolver. No compensated/modified handguns. • Must have holster, 4 magazines/speed loaders and magazine holders prior to the 1st shoot. • NO ALCOHOL! Must agree to and follow all safety rules. • LIMITED TO THE 1ST 85 SHOOTERS TO SIGN UP!! Sponsorships are available! Contact for additional information: Phil Owens: (405) 373-9043 or Dave Harris (405) 641-9551 or Randall Thompson (405) 664-4636

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    Oklahoma City, OK, United States

  • DL: What Does the Future Look Like for the Oil & Gas and Energy Sector - The Energy Transition

    Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
    Don’t miss this   LIVE   SPE Virtual Distinguished Lecturer! Ian Phillips What Does the Future Look Like for the Oil & Gas and Energy Sector - The Energy Transition Location:   Virtual Zoom Lecture ( Registration Link ) Time:   Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 @ 11am PST Price:   Free for SPE members. Note: The event is live! A recording will NOT be available if you miss it live. It is not a pre-recorded speaker but an opportunity to have a live and engaging conversation with a world-class speaker and expert in their field. Seating is limited to allow for all attendees to actively participate and engage in the conversation. Abstract: This presentation considers the future of the oil and gas industry from two perspectives. The first half paints a picture of an industry in extremely good health and with an exciting future - global population continues to grow and individuals' standard of living continues to rise - so demand for energy is growing steadily. Despite this growing demand, global proven reserves have risen as technology improves. In addition, we know where there is a lot more oil and gas in deposits that are currently uneconomic, but a small increase in the oil price would make these "proven reserves." In a nutshell, the industry might have a bright future. The second half presents the significant obstacle: summarizing the science of climate change and considering what happened when temperature rose this high in the past. The emerging alternatives, renewables, energy efficiency, and some dramatic scientific advances in "clean hydrocarbons," will also be reviewed. The presentation closes with an assessment of the impact of these competing forces on the oil and gas industry, the developed world, and the human race. Biography: Ian Phillips has over 30 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry with operators and service companies. In 2007 he became a founding Director of CO2DeepStore Limited - now Pale Blue Dot Energy Limited - the first company specifically seeking to deliver CCS as a service. He holds an M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot Watt University and an MBA. He is also a Fellow of the UK Energy Institute and is a Chartered Petroleum Engineer. He recently completed 4 years as chair of the SPE Aberdeen Section and was previously North Sea Regional Director on the SPEI Board. He is an SPE Distinguished Member.

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  • MPC Technology Prestil Energy Ltd.

    Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM AKT
    Please Join SPE Alaska and Prestil Energy Ltd. for a technical presentation on Multistage Physico-chemical Method (MPC). MPC is a unique method to deliver chemical components to the bottom of the well where a chemical reaction occurs. this reaction allows for gasses to penetrate through the formation improving production and removing or reducing contaminates. MPC can be applied to vertical, deviated, and horizontal wells and applied on new drilled wells or prior/damaged wells. this has been shown to improve depleted and or mature fields improving production and commercial viability. Technical presentations count toward professional development hours needed to maintain professional engineering registration.    MPC_Method_Compressed.pdf Case_study_Prestil_2019.pdf Topic: MPC technology Join Online Meeting

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  • SPE NL Black Tie Candlelight Dinner & Dance

    Thursday, January 20 - Friday, January 21, 2022
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    Den Haag, Netherlands

  • Young Professionals Happy Hour

    Thursday, January 27, 2022, 04:30 PM - 07:00 PM ET
    TBD

  • Distinguished Lecture: Unified Well Spacing and Completion Design for Unconventionals – A Physics

    Thursday, February 3, 2022, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM ET
    Unified Well Spacing and Completion Design for Unconventionals –    A Physics and Data-Driven Approach     Walter C. Dobbs III, P.E.   International Reservoir Technologies, Inc.   Abstract:    Development of unconventional plays requires an early election of horizontal well targeting and spacing.  As operators fine-tune development plans, changes to that initial framework can take years to implement due to long lead times for land, permitting, and planning.  However, hydraulic fracturing design remains a more flexible design element, representing a powerful force for optimization.   With a combination of accessible physics-based modeling and data analysis, engineers can see through the noise of multi-variate systems to create high-confidence integrated well spacing and completion designs for frontier and mature field development and for campaigns that have been drilled but not yet stimulated.  This approach mixes long-standing reservoir engineering practices with developing ideas about how to represent the hydraulic fracturing process and response.   A Dynamic Stimulated Reservoir Volume modeling workflow constrained against treatment, flowback, and production data enables engineers to interpret the most efficient stimulation fluid volume and forecast performance for any system.  Model predictions and field data are unified in an elegant visualization that illuminates a complex multi-well design space.  Insights about the impacts of geology and reservoir conditions highlight the potential for design customization across the play.   In stacked plays, the application of these techniques becomes even more important.  This workflow was developed and applied extensively in the Denver-Julesburg Basin Niobrara play.  The asset team validated the approach against a 70-well field trial then used it to decipher regional performance and ultimately to post-appraise and design drilling and completion campaigns for the most efficient use of capital.       Biography:   Walter Dobbs  has spent over 25 years interpreting and forecasting reservoir behavior in support of programs designed to maximize oil and gas recovery and investment returns.  He specializes in dynamic reservoir modeling, well performance analysis, and reservoir fluids characterization and has participated in field studies of conventional and unconventional plays in several North American and worldwide basins.  Walt is passionate about using the practice of reservoir engineering to reveal unique stories told by the dynamics of petroleum reservoirs.  He holds BS and MS degrees in Petroleum Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado, Texas, and Wyoming.  

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    Carnegie, PA, United States

  • 23rd Annual Wintertime Sporting Clays League

    Friday, February 4 - Friday, April 15, 2022
    23nd Annual Wintertime Sporting Clays League at Quail Ridge Sporting Clays 2022 SPE Clay Shoot Form Registration Link When: Begins February 4, 18, March 4, 18, April 1, 15 Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. OKC SPE will pay only for 6 shoots. Additional score cards will not be accepted. 1.  Shooter Registration $300  2. If you miss a Friday, you can make it up anytime prior to the next shoot. 3. In order to be considered for the awards, you must have six scores and have attended a minimum of 4 (Four) Friday shoots. Only 2 scores will be accepted per shooting day. Only 1 score on the last Friday. All scores must be turned in by 1:00 p.m. April 16, 2021, to count in the overall scoring. 4. NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED AT ANY TIME BEFORE, DURING OR AFTER. 5. EYE AND EAR PROTECTION REQUIRED. 6. Awards will be given after the final shoot on April 16. You MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! 7. NO SHOT LARGER THAN 7 1/2 If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact: PHIL OWENS at 4056420402 or Randall Thompson 4056644636

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    McLoud, OK, United States

  • Revitalizing Mature Shut-In North Sea Wells

    Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM CET
    By Virgilio Porto, Weatherford

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • Global LNG - An Industry in Disruptive Transformation

    Friday, February 18, 2022, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM ICT

  • Young Professionals Happy Hour

    Thursday, February 24, 2022, 04:30 PM - 07:00 PM ET
    TBD

  • Carbon Capture and Storage

    Thursday, February 24, 2022, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM ICT

  • Distinguished Lecturer event

    Monday, March 7, 2022, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM RTZ6
    Dear collogues, Our section is planning the 1st  DL in 2022 . We recommend to join us and to add this event in your calendar.   The lecture title is : "Digital Disruption is Essential for the Oil and Gas Industry: The Current State, Challenges and Success Roadmap" Use the link below to know more about lecturer Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy ↓   ​

  • SPE Canadian Energy Technology Conference and Exhibition

    Wednesday, March 16 - Thursday, March 17, 2022
    The   SPE Canadian Energy Technology Conference and Exhibition   is a new event that emerges from what used to be the co-located SPE Canada Heavy Oil and Unconventional Resources Conferences. The petroleum industry is evolving and so are the interests of oil and gas professionals. This conference will continue to highlight the technical excellence and advancements within the Heavy Oil and Unconventional Resource sectors, while also extending coverage to topics such as : Alternative Energy Clean Technology CCUS Global Supply and Demand Data and Digitization ESG Offshore, and more Oil and gas will continue to play an important role in the world’s energy demand for decades to come. The SPE Canadian Energy Technology Conference and Exhibition will bring together the industry’s best and brightest, those who want to learn, grow, share and connect. Be part of a community that drives change and is proud of how we deliver energy in a responsible, efficient, and safe manner.    Join us in   Calgary, Alberta, Canada   on   16-17 March 2022   for an exciting, forward-focused event that will advance us towards the next generation of energy development.   

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  • Young Professionals Shamrockin' Happy Hour

    Thursday, March 17, 2022, 04:30 PM - 07:00 PM ET
    TBD

  • Distinguished Lecture

    Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM ET
    Details TBD
    Carnegie, PA, United States

  • Workshop de Segurança Operacional de Poços

    Wednesday, April 6 - Thursday, April 7, 2022
    Evento previsto para abril de 2022, em Macaé/RJ.  Informações sobre as inscrições e a programação prevista estão disponibilizadas no website do evento (Clique em "More Informations"). #DrillingandCompletions #Health,SafetyandEnvironment

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    Macaé-RJ, Brazil

  • Decoding the Impacts of Multivariable

    Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM AKT
    The constant battle against time, resources and economics has driven a need for continuous improvement with every opportunity in the oil & gas industry.  Today’s approach to solving problems with unconventional & conventional reservoirs has changed dramatically over the last ten years.   Fully understanding the impacts of decisions financially and their integration into routine operations can be difficult to access.  Using case studies this presentation will provide how new and innovative strategies are being tested using tracers to enhance the recovery in development strategies, completions, stimulations and increase production. Patrick Hayes is Tracerco’s Business Development Manager for North America. Having joined Tracerco in 2004, Patrick has proven his expertise in chemical tracer technology by managing global, multi discipline projects with a focus on improving operator efficiencies and increasing customer’s return on capital investments from upstream through to downstream industries. While working in the North Sea, Europe, Middle East, and parts of West Africa, Patrick’s innovative approach to applying novel measurement technologies has helped customers gain additional insight into the different aspects of the hydrocarbon production cycle from subsurface to midstream through to downstream refining. Patrick is now focused on working with operators in North America to help them to gain production efficiencies through the better understanding of the relationships between reservoir characteristics, completions and production.

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    Anchorage, AK, United States

  • [Tentative] 2021-2022 3rd Distinguished Lecture Program

    Thursday, May 19, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM JP
    What You Need to Know About Fracture Driven Interactions Michael F. Rainbolt (Petroleum Training Institute Nigeria) Abstract: Fracture driven interactions are well to well communication events that operators of horizontal shale play wells frequently encounter. Properly monitored and diagnosed, their impact on offsettng wells can be minimized with innovation and sound engineering practices. Fluid migration events between horizontal wells during fracture stimulation operations is a problem for many operators. Exacerbating factors such as decreased well spacing, greater proppant intensity and tighter cluster spacing are amplifying the problem. Formerly referred to as “frac hits”, these communication events are now called “fracture driven interactions” (FDIs). There are several aspects to FDIs such as timing, magnitude, slope intensity, duration and fracture orientation. All of these will be covered in the presentation. The industry is trying to cope with the detrimental effects that FDIs can cause such as loss of production in existing wells and sub-economic initial rates of the new wells. Operators have begun to utilize techniques such as extreme limited entry perforating and various water loading strategies, up to and including refracturing existing wells to mitigate FDIs. The root causes of fracture driven interactions will be presented along with a rigorous description of FDI characteristics. case studies from various shale plays will be shown and discussed. One of the studies is a mitigation trial exploring the effectiveness of preloading versus continuous injection. FDI data collection best practices and using FDI data in the moment to make changes on-the-fly will be shown. FDI myths such as creating barriers by leaving wells shut-in after fracture stimulating will exposed and debunked. Illustrations and examples gathered from actual completion operations will be shown and explained in detail. The audience will come away with a good understanding of what fracture driven interactions are and how to what can be done to respond to them. Biography: Mike is a registered professional engineer and recently, senior technical advisor with Abra Controls Corporation in Houston, Tx. Mike earned a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1978. Mike has worked as a Production Engineer, a Drilling Engineer and for the past 24 years as a Completions Engineer. Mike has international drilling and completions experience. Rainbolt has co-authored multiple SPE papers with the last four of them dealing specifically with Fracture Driven Interactions. Mike’s latest writing, “Monitoring Primary and Existing Wells During Infill Well Fracturing”, was published in the April, 2019 special Issue of the Hydraulic Fracturing Journal. Mike was featured in an SPE Podcast on fracture driven interactions in Feburary of 2020 .

  • SPE Brazil Subsea Symposium

    Monday, June 27 - Tuesday, June 28, 2022
    SPE Brazil and Macae has confirmed the second edition of SPE Brazil Subsea Symposium to be held in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil on 27th and 28th of June 2022 . Stay tuned for more details.

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    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • SPE Golf Tournament

    Thursday, September 8, 2022, 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ET
    TBD

  • SPE Golf Scholarship Fundraiser - 2022

    Friday, October 7, 2022, 11:30 AM - 05:00 PM CT
    Online Registration will be available closer to the event start date. Please save the date! Please join us for our annual fundraiser to support our scholarship fund.  You may participate by   playing on a team   or   sponsoring a hole !  Click the link below to sign up your team or sponsor a hole. You may pay online, send a check in the mail or pay at the event.  Entry Fee: $100 per golfer.  Optional extras: Mulligans (2 max per golfer) @ $5 each, Team Red Tee @ $15/team & Team Throw @ $15/team SHOTGUN START @ 1:00 PM .    Food and beverages provided before and during the tournament.  Available Sponsorships: Platinum Hole Sponsor: $500  includes sign on sponsored hole, recognition on sign at the course & special recognition in the Golf Rules handout Gold Hole Sponsor: $250  includes sign on sponsored hole, recognition on sign at the course & special recognition in the Golf Rules handout Silver Hole Sponsor: $150   includes sign on sponsored hole & recognition on sign at the course

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    Wichita Falls, TX, United States