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  • A new DL on our YouTube Channel!

    PHYSICS EMBEDDED MACHINE LEARNING FOR MODELING AND OPTIMIZATION OF OIL AND GAS ASSETS by Dr. Pallav Sarma

    Data Physics is the amalgamation of the state-of-the-art in machine learning and the same underlying physics present in reservoir simulators. These models can be created as efficiently as machine learning models, integrate all kinds of data, and can be evaluated orders of magnitude faster than full scale simulation models, and since they include similar underlying physics as simulators, they have good long term predictive capacity. We present applications of Data Physics models to a complex waterflood field in Argentina, wherein, the injectant is redistributed to maximize/minimize multiple objectives. A significant increase in actual incremental oil production and reduction in operational cost is demonstrated. Additonal applications to infill drilling optimization and subsurface back allocation are also discussed.

    BIO OF THE SPEAKER: Dr. Pallav Sarma is Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Tachyus responsible for the modeling and optimization technologies underlying the Tachyus platform. He is a renowned expert in closed-loop reservoir management, with multiple patents and papers on various topics including simulation, optimization, data assimilation and machine learning. He has over 12 years of experience working for Chevron and Schlumberger prior to Tachyus. He holds a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engg. and a Ph.D. Minor in Operations Research from Stanford University and a B.Tech from Indian School of Mines.
  • Using Scenario Planning for Decision Making in the Energy Industry

    SPE Italian Section and SPE Vienna Basin Section are glad to invite you to the forthcoming #SPEDistinguishedLecturer event "Using Scenario Planning for Decision Making in the Energy Industry" by Henk Krijnen (Managing Partner at NavIncerta).

    This event is organized by SPE Italian Section & SPE Vienna Basin Section.

    The webinar will be Live on SPE Italian Section Youtube Channel on the 18th February, 2021 - 5:30pm (GMT+1)
    https://lnkd.in/eXyvDN5.

    Please register to the event: https://lnkd.in/e_iYHt6

    #WeAreSPE #spe #speitaliansection #societyofpetroleumengineers #energy #oilandgas #business #industry #career #planning #decsionmaking

  • "Gustavo Sclocchi" 28th Theses Awards 2020


    The “Gustavo Sclocchi” Award 28th edition is dedicated to the best theses regarding the energy industry, included renewable energy, alternative feedstocks for green refinery and energy economy and management.
    The prize wants to encourage and reward young professionals at the beginning of their career in the industry. This contest is a joint initiative of SPE Italian Section, EAGE and Assorisorse, the Italian Association for Natural Resources and Sustainable Energy.
    The awards started in 1993 and since 2001 they have been associated with the name of Gustavo Sclocchi, the Eni manager, who was the main promoter of the event.

    Due to the current COVID-19 medical emergency, the Award ceremony will take place in June 2021 for University graduates who have completed their studies in the period October 1st 2019 to December 31st 2020. Participation instructions are detailed in the attached documents.

    We remind you the main deadlines:
    • Contact Information and Abstract - strict deadline February  28th , 2021
    • Complete electronic copy of the thesis - strict deadline March 31st, 2021
    • Graduation Certificate - deadline before the Award Ceremony in June, 2021
  • Bouncing Forward: What Works for Boosting Resilience in Individuals and Organizations

    Dear all,

    we are glad to invite you to the forthcoming #SPEDistinguishedLecturer "Bouncing Forward: What Works for Boosting Resilience in Individuals and Organizations" by MARIA ANGELA CAPELLO.
    The Webinar will be held online on December, 2nd starting from 5.30 pm (Italy Time GMT+1) and broadcasted on SPE Italian Section YouTube Channel: https://lnkd.in/d4fKW2a
    Please register to the event: https://lnkd.in/ex7Cfeu

  • SPE Italian Section first Event of Decarbonisation Path series "Focus on CCS"

    We invite you to assist to the SPE Italian Section first Event of Decarbonisation Path series "Focus on CCS", in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano, which will be held on November, 3rd from 17:30 CEST.

    The event will be accessible in person for a small number of students (Sala Consiglio, Edificio BL25, Campus Bovisa, Politecnico di Milano in Via Raffaele Lambruschini, 4 Milano) and will be Live on SPE Italian Section Youtube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEKoOmmNA0QcGxKk-tBHyIQ 
    There is a maximum capacity for the anti-covid rules to be respected, so we need to know in advance who is planning to attend in person. 

    Please register to attend: https://forms.gle/YQcDUcgMCFoo2GCq6 

    Agenda:

    • Introduction of Energy Department, Politecnico di Milano: Giovanni Lozza, Chair of “Dipartimento di Energia” at Politecnico di Milano
    • SPE Introduction on the “Decarbonisation Path” series of events: Paolo Carnevale, SPE Italian Section Chairman 
    • CCS development in Eni: Marco Flisi, SPE Italian Section Discipline Leader CCS 
    • Expertise on CCS for CAPTURE applications: Matteo Romano, Professor at Politecnico di Milano
    • Expertise on CCS projects for STORAGE applications: Martin Blunt, Chair of Petroleum Engineering at Imperial College & Professor at Politecnico di Milano

    Speeches will be held in English.

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  • SPE Distinguished Lecturer: "Capping a Subsea Blowout is not Rocket Science - or is it?"

    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.
    A snapshot of the live event.

    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.
  • SPE/Assomineraria/EAGE - Gustavo Sclocchi 27th Theses Award - July, 15th

    On behalf of the sponsoring associations SPE Italian Section, Assomineraria and EAGE, we are glad to invite you to the forthcoming "Gustavo Sclocchi 27th Theses Award" Ceremony, that will be held online on July, 15th starting from 17.30 (Italy time GMT+2).

    Please register to the event using the Google Form.

    The Award Ceremony will be Live on SPE Italian Section Youtube Channel.



  • Find the missing piece: making innovation a systematic process

    We are glad to invite you to the forthcoming Webinar on "How to make Innovation a systematic process" hosted by SPE Italian Section and ASP Alumni - Alta Scuola Politecnica on 25th June at 17:30 Italian Time (GMT+2).
    The event will be focused on Innovation and business models that allow to make innovation a systematic process and to be included in the logic of companies (business plan, budgeting,...).

    Please register to the event using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.it/e/biglietti-finding-the-missing-p…

    Three important speakers on the national and international scene will participate at the debate:
    Ivan Ortenzi, Chief Innovation Evangelist at Business Integration Partners.
    Mauro Piasere, Digital & Innovation Director at Saipem and COO of the XSIGHT Division.
    Ernesto Ciorra, Chief Innovability Officer at Enel.

    Spread the word and see you soon!