SPE: On the Horizon

SPE December. General Meeting and Luncheon
Topic:   Root Cause Analysis of the deadliest accident in human history
Speaker/presenter: Howard Duhon, P.E.
When:  December 11, 2018
Where: Holiday Inn Downtown New Orleans
              330 Loyola Avenue
              New Orleans, LA 70112


Dec 11, 2018..........SPE Delta General Meeting & Luncheon, Speaker: Howard Duhon, P.E.

Dec 13, 2018...........SPE Delta Seminar : " Production Seminar " at One Shell from 11 am - 1 pm

Apr 15, 2019 ......... SPE Delta Distinguished Lecturer Chris Hopper:  "Resilient Projects are the Best Solution to an Uncertain World"

Jun 10, 2019 ......... SPE Delta Distinguished Lecturer Martin Rylance 


SPE Delta will offer a series of lunch and learn sessions to explain the practical sizing and selection of oil & gas production equipment. There is no intention to approach deep engineering design. Production equipment design has as much experience involved as hard science. Basic theory will be reviewed and some of the criteria that are routinely ignored will be considered. Short cuts and rules of thumb  to allow an engineer to have a conceptual  feel for what is needed before he dives into the "hard"engineering on a project will be shown. Some routine practices by the industry will be reviewed as to whether they are really sound engineering.

The whole program is to generate thinking. Disagreement will be welcome. Separation, treating, and dehydration will be covered. Electrostatic treating will be reviewed.

The sessions will be led by Allen Porter, who has 65 years of experience on the shelf from some of the first wells to the present depletion production. His career almost spans the life of the shelf. He is the retired vice president of CE NATCO and the retired president of Allen Tank. His career began with Gulf Oil.  He has production equipment and processing experience from all over the world and will expand on some of those systems. This is intended to be a fast moving, fun program with a basic background on design of facilities.

SPE Delta, December Lunch and Learn
Topic:   Production Facility Seminar
Speaker/presenter: Alan Porter
When:  December 13, 2018
Where: One Shell, Annex Building
              701 Poydras Street
              New Orleans, LA 70139

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