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  • Summer Barbecue 2022

    Friday, September 16, 2022, 05:45 PM - 09:00 PM CET
    Dear members, finally the time has come again - our summer barbecue can finally take place once more! As in previous years, the barbecue is kindly sponsored by OneSubsea in Celle, and will again take place in the Spieker on the factory premises. In addition to the barbecue, there will also be a short introduction to the activities of OneSubsea. When: Friday, September 16, 2022 17:45 Presentation OneSubsea (optional) 18:45 Barbecue Where: OneSubsea Ltd. Lückenweg 1 29227 Celle Meeting point: Entrance area, Barbecue at the Spieker The event is free of charge for SPE members. For security reasons, registration is required and must take place by September 9 via e-Mail to daniel.buecken@geomecon.de . Please indicate if you would like to attend the lecture and/or BBQ. Important : For security reasons registration is required to access the company premises "3G" regulations (i.e. tested negative, vaccinated or recovered) apply on the company premises. Please have appropriate proof ready. We from the Board of the German Section are very pleased about the opportunity to meet in person, and hope for a lively participation.

  • ALP Lecture in TU Clausthal

    Monday, October 24, 2022, 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM CET
    GSSPE YP Section is pleased to announce an ambassador lecture program (ALP) at TU Clausthal on 24.10.2022 04:00 PM.  Julian Kroll, Production and Completion Engineer, Wintershall DEA AG is the main speaker for this ALP. Do attend this event for learning more about current industry happenings and useful tips/career advice. 
    Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany

  • Deep Geothermal in Germany – waking up the sleeping giant

    Thursday, December 1, 2022, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM CET
    Deep  #geothermal  in  #germany  is still a niche application for delivering  #carbonneutral  and base-load heat and power, but it has the strong potential to make a meaningful contribution to the  #energytransition  – especially for the much needed transition in heating. This talk focuses on the current market status, the different types of deep  #geothermal  projects and their characteristics, as well as current growth challenges and solution strategies for these.   About the presenter: Ingo Forstner is heading geothermal and underground storage activities at BVEG, the German Association of Natural Gas, Oil, and Geoenergy. With a background of mechanical engineering from Leibniz Universität Hannover he previously has had various drilling engineering, training, and drilling automation roles with Baker Hughes for 20 years. Ingo enjoys the spirit of  #spe , is a former program and section chair of  #gsspe  and has been along-time co-organizer of the Student Technical Conference. #webinar   #drilling   #energytransition   #freshgraduates   #students   #youngprofessionals   #geothermalenergy #SPE   #WeAreSPE   #gsspe   #students   #yp   #professionals   #volunteering   #oil   #gas   #energy   #geothermal   #power   #projectmanagement   #oilindustry   #energyeconomics   #growth   #engineering   #oilandgas   #geothermie

  • SPE DL - Paul Pastusek - Drill Rig Control Systems: Detecting Auto Driller Dysfunction and Improving

    Friday, December 9, 2022, 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM CET
    Register via RSVP Button below! Drill rig control systems are often not as well tuned nor as well behaved as expected. There can be substantial interaction between systems that is not recognized and is attributed to ‘difficult drilling’. This may only become obvious when supervisory control automation systems are added on top of the existing controllers. This lecture shares some of the key findings on detecting, modeling, and correcting these issues, with particular attention on integrating drill string models with auto drillers, top drives, and active torsional damping systems. An unstable auto driller controller may induce stick-slip and lead to inefficient drilling and bottom hole assembly damage. The torque limits set in the auto driller, top drive, and automation systems can also interact in ways that confound attempts to eliminate control instability. In general this interaction between controllers is not well understood by the industry and may not be recognized as a separate excitation mechanism for stick slip. Current best practices are shared to minimize the interaction of these three systems, but this is still an active area of discovery. Simulation and rig trials have shown that this dysfunctional behavior can be mitigated by appropriate adjustments to the control system. Multiple systems have been designed that make these adjustments automatically and are now being deployed. In general, all control systems, not just drill rigs, can and should be modeled, monitored, and tuned to get the best performance of the system with unconditionally stable performance.

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    Celle, Germany

  • SPE DL - Hon Chung Lau - The role of CCS and hydrogen in the Energy Transition

    Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM CET
    Contrary to popular belief, the ongoing energy transition from a high to low carbon economy requires more than harnessing renewable energies. Currently, only 11% of global energy consumption come from renewable energy while 85% come from fossil fuels. The current pace of installing renewable power plants is inadequate for nations to achieve net-zero by the second half of the century. Achieving net-zero will require each country to decarbonize all three major energy consumptions sectors: power, transport and industry. There are essentially five ways to achieve this. They are renewable energy, carbon capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen, nuclear energy and reducing energy demand. How each country will utilize these ways to go through the energy transition will depend on its specific energy mix and the need to balance energy security, affordability, and sustainability. This seminar will show how CCS and hydrogen are key to achieving net-zero in all three energy consumption sectors. Furthermore, there is enough storage capacity in oil and gas fields, and saline aquifers in the world to store two centuries of anthropgenic carbon dioxide emission. We will present several case studies of large-scale CCS demonstration projects in Europe and Asia and discuss what is needed to take CCS to the next level of implementation.