Dinner meeting presentations

This page contains presentations from SPE London Evening Dinner meetings, provided the speaker gave permission to release them.

Presentations from March 2018

'Everything you always wanted to know about well test analysis but were afraid to ask'
Speaker: Alain Gringarten

Presentations from February 2018

'Overview of EU and US Russia sanctions'
Speaker: Ben
Smith, Baker McKenzie

'Opportunities in Iran's Oil and Gas'
Speaker: Manouchehr Takin, International oil & energy consultant

Presentations from January 2018

'Characterising multiphase flow in heterogeneous rocks'
Speaker: Dr S Jackson, Imperial College

'Dynamic fluid connectivity during steady-state
multiphase flow in a sandstone'
Speaker: Dr. C Reynolds, Imperial College

Presentations from October 2017

'Reserves and Resources – Top 10 PRMS errors and misunderstandings'
Speaker: Dr Ed Jankowski, Managing Director, RPS Energy

Presentations from September 2017

'Welcome to the Future. Quantum Computing for the Real World Today'
Speaker: Andy Mason. D-Wave

Presentations from May 2017

'Making Quality Decisions'
Speaker: Pete Naylor, Shell

'Event-based Risk Management'
Speaker: Craig Smalley, Benchmarks Consulting


Presentations from April 2017

'Planet Oil'
Speaker: Adrian Gregory, MORE Oil & Gas Consultancy


Presentations from February 2017

'Getting closer to the truth'
Speaker: Silvia Rey Gomez, IHS Markit


Presentations from November 2016

'Challenges and solution for Independents during low oil prices'
Speaker: Peter R. Clutterbuck, Global Energy Consultants Ltd

Distinguished Lecturer Program. 'The Digital Oilfield - Collaborative Working at Global Scale'
Speaker: Frans Van den Berg, Smart Collaboration, The Netherlands


Presentations from September 2016

'Holistic View – Asset Evaluation'
Speaker: Drew Powell, Global Director – Operations, Gaffney, Cline & Associates

'Be Gender Smart – The Key to Career Success for Women'
Speakers: Inge Woudstra, W2O Consulting and Training

'Resilient Field Developments that can Accommodate Uncertainty are the Best Solution for a Sustained Low Oil Price Environment'
Speaker: Chris Hopper, Moving Future


Presentations from May 2016 

M&A in the North Sea Overview and recent trends
Speakers: Neil Leppard and Mairi Massey

'Enabling Geological Scale Dynamic Modelling of a Fractured Basement Reservoir'
Speaker: Daniel Bonter, Hurricane Energy

'Offshore Gas Treating in a low oil price environment'
Speaker: John Young, Twister


Presentations from April 2016 

Recent advances in ocean circulation modelling and applications for oil spill preparedness
Speaker: Katya Popova

Reducing offshore drilling and construction risks with Metocean data
Speaker: Mark Calverle


Presentations from March 2016 

Why Can't I get my Reserves right?
Speaker: Mark Hayes

What's an SPE Technical Director - Would I know if I heard one?
Speaker: David Curry

Managing the Future Impact of Current Cost Cutting. What Should We Keep on Spending to Drive Down Well Costs?
Speaker: David Curry

LNG glut: doom and gloom? Or land of opportunity?
Speaker: Ryan Pereira

Presentations from February 2016

The Search for Efficient Use of CAPEX
Speaker: Iain Poole


Presentations from January 2016

Managing Dual Careers: Work/Life Integration in a 24/7 World
Speaker: Eva Sprunt

Perforating for Inflow performance in Natural Completions
Speaker: Mark S Brinsden

Presentations from November  2015

Assessing and Applying Petroleum Enginering Data
Speaker: John Turley

Presentations from October  2015

Scalable systems for reservoir modeling on modern hardware platforms
Speaker: Dmitry Eydin


Presentations from September  2015

Unlocking oil and gas potential in Central and East Africa. Challenges for Independents.
Speaker: Peter R. Clutterbuck, Global Energy Consultants


Presentations from May 2015

Shale Gas Research.
Michael Kenomore, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Portsmouth University.

Special Core Analysis: Challenges, Pitfalls and Solutions.
Speaker: Colin McPhee, Global Head, Rock Properties Group.

Fluid Profiling with Downhole Fluid Analysis. A Modern Technique for Reservoir Characterization.
Speaker: Michael O’Keefe Principal Reservoir Engineer, Schlumberger.



 Presentations from 24th February 2015

Unconventional Reservoirs Require Unconventional Analysis Techniques.
Speaker:   David Anderson, Product Manager, IHS

Drilling to Profit with Extended Reach Drilling  
Speaker: Iain Hutchison, Managing Director, Merlin ERD Ltd 



 Presentations from 27th January 2015

Project benchmarking reservoir and wells delivery.
Speaker: Nekhil Mishra, Senior Project Analyst, IPA Global 

Problems of accurately forecasting UK oil and gas production
Speaker: Mike Earp, Department of Energy and Climate Change



Presentations from 25th November 2014

 Wood Review: Necessary, but Sufficient?.
Speaker: Charles Goedhals, senior Development Planning Engineer at  Gaffney Cline & Associates

Passive Seismic Monitoring. 
Speaker:  Professor Michael Kendall, School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol. 

Presentations from October  2014

GEOMECHANICS: Quo Vadis....?
Speaker: Glen Burridge

Software Jockeys or Garage Tinkerers – Training Options for Next-Generation Geomechanics
Speaker: Prof Gary Couples, Institute of Petroleum Energy, School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, Heriot-Watt University

 Reasons why some geomechanical models turn out “unfit for purpose”.
Speaker: Jorg Herwanger

The Role of the Intermediate Principal Stress in Petroleum Geomechanics.
Robert W. Zimmerman, Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College

The Value of Geomechanics: Engaging with Engineers and Managers
Speaker: Richard A. Plumb

Presentations from 30th September 2014

Shale plays: how technology, governments, regulators, academia, and the public have changed the world’s energy supply and demand equation
Speaker:  Joseph H. Frantz, Jr. SPE Distinguished Lecturer and VP Engineering Technology, Range Resources Corp

North Sea oil field decommissioning: the challenges and opportunities
Speaker: Nigel Jenkins, Chief Executive, Decom North Sea 

OGIC: transforming the way industry and academia work together. Speaker: Ian Phillips, CEO, Oil and Gas Innovation Centre in Aberdeen 


Presentations from 18th February 2014

Offshore CO2 EOR as Part of a National CCS Programme: Opportunities and Challenges
Speaker: David S Hughes, Principal Reservoir Engineer/CCS and EOR Specialist, Senergy


Presentations from 28th January 2014

The Competent Person's Report
Speaker: John W Barker, Technical Director, Reservoir Engineering, Gaffney Cline & Associates

Stimulation Fluids - Myths, Reality and Environmental Stewardship through Better Chemistry
Speaker: Dan Daulton, SPE Distinguished Lecturer


Presentations from 26th November 2013

Focus on Making Decisions…Not on searching for and analyzing the data - Chris Fair, Founder & CEO, Oilfield Data Services Inc

Advances in Pressure Transient Analysis: De-convolution and its applications - Piers Johnson, Founder & MD, Oilfield Production Consultants (OPC) Ltd


Presentations from 29th October 2013

Value of Popular Decision Analysis Tools in Upstream Asset Valuations - Erkan Karakaya, Principal Economist and New Ventures Director, Schlumberger Production Management 


Presentations from 24th September 2013

Increasing Exploration Chance of Success with Reservoir Seismic Characterisation - Erick Alvarez, Team Leader, Reservoir Seismic Characterisation, Senergy Limited

Distinguished Lecture Program 2013 - Usman Ahmed


Presentations from 28th May 2013

Flow modelling across faults - Wahab Ahmed, Schlumberger

East Africa: A Focus on the Emerging Petroleum Provinces - Rand Al-obaidy, Gaffney, Cline & Associates

The Extinction of Skin - Michael Byrne, Senergy GB Ltd


Presentations from 30th April 2013

Heavy Oil Identification and Exploitation - Jean-Valery Garcia, MD, Kirk Petrophysics


Presentations from 26th March 2013

Reservoir Fluid (PVT) Analysis - Brian Moffatt, PetroPhase


Presentations from 26th February 2013

Attracting Finance - Traps for young and old players - Willl Holland, Macquarie

Subsea Production and Flow Assurance - Sacha Sarshar, Caltec


Presentations from 29th January 2013

Attaining ‘Privilege to operate’ in the Arctic - Jon Perry, ERM

Shale Gas and its Potential Market in Europe - Chris Burns, GCA

Presentation from 27th November 2012

The Value of Information - Pete Naylor, BG Group

Presentations from 24th April 2012

Carbon capture and Storage - Brian Moffatt
Case Study: CO2 Injection into a Highly Depleted Gas Field, SNS UK - Paul Williams & Kate Gibbons
A New Energy future with traditional energy - C. Michael Ming

Presentation from 27th March 2012

Global gas Market - Saad Rahim

Presentations from 28th February 2012

The Future of the North Sea - McKinsey

Presentation from 31st January 2012

Horizontal & Multi-Fractured Wells - Tony Martins

Presentations from 29th November 2011

Operating Environment Post Macondo - Peter Rowley
Peter Rowley Lecture Notes

Life Cycle Well Integrity Management - Ged Lunt 

Presentations from 27th October 2011

Asset Management Optimization using model based decision support - Francesco Verre

Shale Experience from a global gas perspective - Alex Gabb, BG Group

Presentations from 27th September 2011

The Applications of Surface Jet Pump Technology to Increase Oil and Gas Production - Dr Najam Beg

The Current Status of Shale Gas in Europe - Chris Rachwal

Presentation from 24th May 2011

EOR - The Time is Now - Paul Bondor

Presentation from 26th April 2011

On the Road to Smart Technologies in Underground Gas Storage - Kenneth Brown

Presentations from 29th March 2011

Minnows Chasing Whales - Tower Resources
Uganda Project - Robin Rindfuss

Presentations from 18th January 2011

Hot Water Rises - Paul L Younger

Gas Price Trends - Niall Trimble

The Prospects For Geothermal Energy In Scotland - Ed Stephens

Presentations from 30th November 2010

Responding to the Deepwater Horizon Incident - Rob Bly, Oil Spill Response Ltd

Production and Produced Water Systems - Weatherford

Presentations from 26th October 2010

Stochastic Handling of Uncertainties in the Decision Making Process - Dag Ryen, Ofstad, IPRES, Norway 

Value of Information in Business Development Opportunities - Todd Jones, Chevron Europe 

Reliability of Expert Judgements and Uncertainty Assessments - Steve Begg, University of Adelaide 

Presentations from 28th September 2010

Enlightened Reservoir Management - Mr Alan Strudley 

Fractured Horizontal Well Decline - Dr Branimir Cvetkovic