On 10 September 2020, SPE Italian Section has carried out the first live online on the Youtube web-platform of a Distinguished Lecture.
We have hosted Andy Cuthbert on the SPE Italian Section Youtube Channel. Andy is an experienced Senior Manager in upstream oil & gas with 35 years of operations, management and business development experience. He has strong knowledge and experience in directional drilling, multilateral completion technology, well integrity and well control.
Andy introduced us to innovative methodologies based on Computational Fluid Dynamics - a scientific discipline widely used in the aerospace sector - to solve serious and serious problems related to oil spills like the one we will all remember about GOM.
I want to resubmit the video recording for those who have not had the opportunity to participate online.
Furthermore, for those who have access to the Onepetro platform, I want to point out Andy's paper - SPE199087MS - prepared for presentation at the SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference originally scheduled to be held in Bogota, Colombia, 17 - 19 March 2020. Due to COVID-19, the physical event was postponed until 27 - 31 July 2020 and was changed to a virtual event. The official proceedings were published online on 20 July 2020.
Our virtual host has promised us to visit us in person in Milan when the pandemic will be totally under control.
Last but not least... I want to thank my fellow organizers of the lecture: Luca Cadei - Program and Luca Motti - the creator of our online transmission platform.