Events


  • Common design characteristics of high- and low-temperature deep geothermal wells

    Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM AST
    Session Title: Common design characteristics of high- and low-temperature deep geothermal wells. Abstract: Join our guest speaker to find out how Geothermal (low Enthalpy vs. high Enthalpy) wells are different compared to conventional Oil and Gas Well when it comes to material selection, well design, completions, and what API/ISO/Thermal standards are applicable. The webinar will focus on the design criteria and implications of high temperatures and high flow rates for geothermal wells. Speaker Profile: Our guest speaker would be   Mr. Ozgur Balamir, Drilling Manager - GeothermEx,  Schlumberger . Mr. Balamir designs, engineers, and manages the drilling and maintenance of geothermal wells. He formulates detailed drilling and workover plans, and he provides on-site supervision of domestic and international rotary drilling, core drilling, testing, and workover operations. He also develops and manages drillingservices contracts, equipment procurement, and inventory control for domestic and international drilling operations. His other experience includes casing design, cementing, and analysis of drilling data for establishing efficient drilling practices as well as expert witness and litigation support services. Mr. Balamir has applied these practices on projects throughout North and Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He has had on-site experience as a drilling supervisor in North and South America, Turkey, Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining GeothermEx, Mr. Balamir worked for Geothermal Resource Group (a firm specializing in geothermal drilling consulting and supervision) and for a major energy development and exploration company as a drilling engineer and field supervisor developing the 80-MWe expansion with the Kızıldere II geothermal power plant and the exploration wells for the 45-MWe Alaşehir power plant (both located in Western Turkey). He has additional experience with conventional and unconventional (coal-bed methane) gas projects along the northwest coast of Turkey, and he has worked on an offshore oil and gas drilling rig in the western Black Sea. Mr. Balamir graduated from Istanbul Technical University with a B.S. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. He is fluent in English and Turkish and holds dual citizenship with the United States and the Republic of Turkey.

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  • SPE NL - Monthly Meeting (Virtual)

    Monday, February 14, 2022, 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM NL
    'Barrier evaluation behind dual Casing for P&A' by Erik Wielemaker and Kamaljeet Singh (Schlumberger)

  • Monthly Golf Night - February 2022

    Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM AST
    Join us on the fun-filled networking event on 16th February 2022 for a 9-holes Texas Scramble Golf Night. The event is regularly attended by executives of E&P companies and service firms in the region. SPE Members: AED 255 Non SPE Members: AED 295 RSVP with your course HC and SPE membership number to Izwan Adnan ,  Rameez Anwar  or  Jennifer Duarte .

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    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Happy Hour Sponsored by Victaulic

    Thursday, February 17, 2022, 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM CT
    The SPE Happy Hour and is open to all ages! Please join us to unwind with drinks. There will also be a raffle so bring cash or credit card to buy tickets!
    San Antonio, TX, United States

  • Global LNG - An Industry in Disruptive Transformation

    Friday, February 18, 2022, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM ICT
    Global LNG - An Industry in Disruptive Transformation by Peter Cameron, Energy Markets Global Limited, UK Abstract: The global Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry is going through disruptive transformation. This term is often heard but one we can now see applied to a large capital intensive industry. For decades, the LNG business had been traditional, cosy, conservative and uncompetitive, with a few large players, opaque and rigid.  We consider the drivers that make an industry change, particularly an energy industry and the characteristics of energy markets. We find that LNG meets the criteria of an industry ready for change. Three key factors drive transformation, namely an industry wide crisis, action to enable the business environment and then the market developing by itself.  Drivers for LNG change include technological (FSRU, FLNG, supersized ships, Mini-LNG, bunkering) and commercial (global LNG oversupply, regulatory, new demand and supply centres, new business models, new players, new trading patterns). Any of these can provide an industry crisis but among the most important is the entry of the USA, set to become the world’s marginal LNG supplier (which sets the price) and also largest supplier, with different business models. The combined effects are transformational.  Change is continuing, with the growing influence of the USA, LNG hubs, bunkering and mini LNG. The sleepy traditional LNG world is changing and will continue to do so. Coronavirus has a large impact but the LNG world was already transforming. Members should consider what further disruption will come. They should also identify additional value in gas from previously stranded supplies and demand which can now be opened up.  Biography: Mr Peter Cameron is Founder and Managing Director of Energy Markets Global, a UK based international energy markets consultancy. He is also lecturer in Business Strategy for Middlesex University (UK) Oil and Gas MBA. Peter advises governments and companies globally on the economic and commercial aspects of gas markets. He has over 25 years of worldwide project experience (long and short term). He was Chairman of the International Services Board of the Society of British Gas Industries and represented the British Government on the gas sector worldwide. Previously, Peter was Corporate Strategist and Planner for British Gas (now Shell).

  • Virtual DL: Global LNG - An Industry in Disruptive Transformation

    Friday, February 18, 2022, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM SG
    SPE Singapore Section is happy to invite you to  Distinguished Lecturer Event:   “ Global LNG – An Industry in Disruptive Transformation ”   The lecture will be delivered in live by Peter Nigel Cameron . Date: Friday, Feb 18, 2022 Time: 7 pm    To attend the event you are requested to register via a following link:  REGISTRATION After registration is complete, you will receive a personal link to your mailbox to log in.    Kindly be aware that only SPE members will be able to access a registration web page. You can join/renew SPE membership  here .    Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more or ask your questions.   Abstract: The global Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry is going through disruptive transformation. This term is often heard but one we can now see applied to a large capital intensive industry. For decades, the LNG business had been traditional, cosy, conservative and uncompetitive, with a few large players, opaque and rigid.   We consider the drivers that make an industry change, particularly an energy industry and the characteristics of energy markets. We find that LNG meets the criteria of an industry ready for change. Three key factors drive transformation, namely an industry wide crisis, action to enable the business environment and then the market developing by itself.   Drivers for LNG change include technological (FSRU, FLNG, supersized ships, Mini-LNG, bunkering) and commercial (global LNG oversupply, regulatory, new demand and supply centres, new business models, new players, new trading patterns). Any of these can provide an industry crisis but among the most important is the entry of the USA, set to become the world’s marginal LNG supplier (which sets the price) and also largest supplier, with different business models. The combined effects are transformational.   Change is continuing, with the growing influence of the USA, LNG hubs, bunkering and mini LNG. The sleepy traditional LNG world is changing and will continue to do so. Coronavirus has a large impact but the LNG world was already transforming.   Members should consider what further disruption will come. They should also identify additional value in gas from previously stranded supplies and demand which can now be opened up.   Biography:   Mr Peter Cameron is Founder and Managing Director of Energy Markets Global, a UK based international energy markets consultancy. He is also lecturer in Business Strategy for Middlesex University (UK) Oil and Gas MBA.   Peter advises governments and companies globally on the economic and commercial aspects of gas markets. He has over 25 years of worldwide project experience (long and short term). He was Chairman of the International Services Board of the Society of British Gas Industries and represented the British Government on the gas sector worldwide. Previously, Peter was Corporate Strategist and Planner for British Gas (now Shell).

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  • WEBINAR: FEL...Valor y Ciclo de Vida de los Activos de Petróleo y Gas

    Thursday, February 24, 2022, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM VET
    ¿A la expectativa de aprender o profundizar sobre Front End Loading, FEL? Los activos energéticos, particularmente los asociados con hidrocarburos, han sido sometidos a una intensa reevaluación de su viabilidad a corto y a largo plazo, desde 2019, bajo el impacto del colapso de la demanda petrolera, y su posterior recuperación en los últimos meses del 2021. La metodología de planificación con base en FEL, aplicada a campos petroleros, es una herramienta poderosa, flexible y adaptable a cualquier fase del ciclo de vida del activo. ¿Qué es y cómo se aplica esta metodología?, ¿Cómo se desarrollan opciones para evaluar estrategias sobre la gerencia de los activos de hidrocarburos: el estado o la empresa privada?, ¿Cuánto valen los recursos por explotar para los países que recién ingresan en la carrera del desarrollo petrolero? ¿Quién es nuestro ponente? Alessandro Ungredda, Ing. Mecánico egresado de la USB, VZLA, en 1986, y con MSc en Gerencia de Tecnología en el MIT, Cambridge MA, en 1993, con sólida experiencia en el mundo empresarial, incluyendo gerencia de proyectos, evaluaciones económicas, planificación estratégica, gerencia de la innovación tecnológica, mantenimiento y operación de servicios comerciales e industriales. Emprendedor, con pensamiento crítico y con alta capacidad para asumir retos de gran complejidad que incluyan integración y manejo de procesos, particularmente los sujetos a incorporación de nuevas tecnologías. Amplia experiencia en la integración y gerencia de equipos de alto desempeño, manejo de procesos de licitación, presupuesto y generación de planes de negocio, dominio de tecnologías de información en las áreas de intercambio de conocimiento, manejo de documentos, modelaje, simulación y soporte para toma de decisiones. Actualmente es Director y fundador de la plataforma SAGLIO Consulting, como centro de promoción de recursos de talento y tecnología para el desarrollo de activos energéticos, diseño y ejecución de proyectos de infraestructura y para el desarrollo de las economías emergentes. #ManagementandInformation

  • Carbon Capture and Storage - The Role of Depleted Gas Fields in UK Deployment

    Thursday, February 24, 2022, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM ICT
    Carbon Capture and Storage - The Role of Depleted Gas Fields in UK Deployment   By Graeme Davies, Harbour Energy Project Director Organised by SPE Vietnam Section     Abstract:   Carbon Capture and Storage  is one of multiple technology pathways that will be required in order to reach the scale of carbon emission reduction on the route to Net Zero by 2050. In the UK, Harbour Energy is working to support the deployment of CCS at-scale, aligned to the UK government’s target of up to 30 million tons per year of capture and storage by 2030. The strong knowledge, skills base and future available infrastructure from the North Sea’s upstream Oil and Gas presents a unique opportunity to underpin early CCS deployment.   This presentation shall introduce a number of technical risk factors that require to be managed to support safe and effective CCS deployment, using Harbour Energy’s V Net Zero CO2 Transportation and Storage project as a case study.     Biography:   Graeme Davies is the Project Director of Harbour Energy’s V Net Zero Transportation and Storage project, to provide high-capacity transportation of captured CO2 to well-defined depleted gas storage reservoirs in the Southern North Sea.   Graeme is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and has previously held leadership roles in Operations, Asset Management and Development delivery in the Upstream Oil and Gas industry.   Graeme holds a Master of Science degree from NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, and an Honours degree in Mechanical and Offshore Engineering from Heriot Watt University.

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    Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

  • Dehydration of Carbon Capture Technologies

    Thursday, February 24, 2022, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM SG
    SPE Singapore Section is happy to invite you to a  technical seminar : “Dehydration of Carbon Capture Technologies ”   The lecture will be delivered in live by Ross Weiter. Date:   Thursday, Feb 24, 2022 Time: 6:30 pm  Meeting link will be provided after registration.  

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  • March Monthly Meeting

    Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM CT
    March Monthly Meeting   Tuesday, March 1 at 11 :30 AM a t Big'z Burgers   2303 N Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78258 (between Huebner and Bitters)   Register by 10:00 AM on Monday, February 28   With RSVP $30 per person // Without RSVP $35 per person "Well Spacing Analysis " Wood Mackenzie   Food will consist of a burger, fries, and drink, and is included in the entry fee. This meeting will be held inside. Note: Speaker will be presenting in person.    
    San Antonio, TX, United States

  • SPE YP - Energy in Transition Social

    Thursday, March 10, 2022, 06:00 PM - 09:30 PM NL
    'Integrated Reservoir Modelling Case Study: Storing CO2 in a Depleted Gas Field in the Netherlands' by Daniel Aramburo
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • SPE DL - Monthly Meeting

    Monday, March 14, 2022, 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM NL
    'Application of Oil and Gas Subsurface Evaluation Methodology to Geothermal: The Value of Data' by Tom Bradley (Baker Hughes Company)
    The Hague, Netherlands

  • WEBINAR: Experiencias y Aprendizajes en Proyectos de EOR

    Thursday, March 17, 2022, 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM VET
    ¿A la expectativa de fortalecer tus conocimientos prácticos sobre EOR? Describiremos los conceptos de EOR, los estudios y actividades necesarias para determinar la efectividad de los procesos desde el  descubrimiento del campo, la implantación, la evaluación y la operación, en varios casos de estudios y proyectos de EOR en el Oriente de Vzla, en el Mar del Norte y en África. Los casos incluyen recuperación térmica, inyección de agua, de gas miscible, de CO2 y de polímeros. Se describen las generalidades de los proyectos, los resultados y los aprendizajes obtenidos en cada caso. ¿Quién es nuestro ponente? Julio Herbas es Ing. de Petróleo, LUZ (1974), con estudios en Ing. de Gas, EOR y Eval. Econ., entre otros. Inició su trayectoria profesional, 1975, en el MEM en Caracas y en las Inspecciones Técnicas de Hidrocarburos del Oriente de VZLA. En 1980 ingresa a la Industria Petrolera, en las áreas operacionales del Oriente de VZLA, Campos Quiriquire, Jusepín, El Furrial y FPO, desempeñando diversas posiciones técnicas y supervisoras en Ing. de Yacs. y asignaciones en Holanda e Intevep para estudios de reactivación de pozos, Campo Jusepín, y factibilidad de un proyecto de inyección de agua, Campo El Furrial, respectivamente. En 1997 ingresa a BP VZLA, participando también en proyectos en Colombia y en México. En 1999 ingresa a Sincor, ahora Petrocedeño. Entre 2001 y 2002 laboró en Intevep, Dpto. de Recuperación Mejorada. Desde el 2003 ha laborado en Omán, Malasia, Escocia, Dinamarca, África e Inglaterra con empresas como BP, Maersk, Tullow Oil, en yacimientos en Mar del Norte, en crudos pesados y proyectos de EOR en Uganda, África, y como especialista en EOR en Xodus Group y “IO Oil and Gas”. Es consultor/director de MineaOil Limited con base en Londres. Coopera con universidades en tesis de maestría en Ing. de Pet. para el IFP, Imperial College, Univ. de Portsmouth, y la Univ. de Teherán en Irán. Es instructor de cursos en diversos tópicos de Ing. de Pet.

  • Inaugural Inter-Section Golf Tournament (Click for details)

    Saturday, March 19, 2022, 04:30 PM - 11:00 PM AST
    We are pleased to invite you on our inaugural inter-section golf night which is organized jointly by SPE Northern Emirates Section and SPE Abu Dhabi Section.  The fun-filled event would be organized on 19th March 2022. Our regular monthly golf nights are attended by executives of E&P companies and service firms in the region. The dinner and prize distribution would be at Royal Majlis. Details: 18 Teams, 9 Hole Game Venue: Faldo Course, Emirates Golf Club, Dubai Tee Times: 1635 - 1755 (F9/B9) Format: Texas Scramble/Cards Scramble/TBC Click Here for registration form as we have limited slots.  Please note we are not accepting any registrations through WhatsApp/email.  Notes: The individual registration cost is AED 500 which covers green fees and dinner. You are welcome to bring corporate give away and golf goodies. If you intend to register more than one team, please contact organizing members from your local section. Any change in player(s) HC or withdrawals must be communicated by March 17, 2022. Any withdrawals on or after March 18, 2022 would be subjected to no-show charges. Get in touch with our organizing members if you intend to bring additional guest for dinner and post-match networking event. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact us at NorthernEmirates@SPEmail.org. Organizing team members are: SPE NE Section: Izwan Adnan (iadnan@dragonoil.com) SPE AUH Section: Rafael Celma (rafaelcelma@yahoo.com) For sponsorship: NorthernEmirates@SPEmail.org

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    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • 2022 SPE Delta Section Golf Tournament - Sponsorship

    Friday, April 1, 2022, 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM CT
    Sponsorship Registration "Come Support Energy and Engineering Education!" Shotgun Start at 8:00 AM Format: 4-Person Scramble *** Use Registration Box to the right, enter your information, then choose desired $ value from drop down list, choose PayPal to enter your credit card information ***  Sponsorship Levels Champions Sponsorship   - Top Billing on Sponsor Board $2,500  - Member   Ace Sponsorship   - Billing on Sponsor Board $1,500   -   Sponsorship Package Attendee   Eagle Sponsorship   - Billing on Sponsor Board $1,000   - S ponsorship Package A   Birdie Sponsorship   - Billing on Sponsor Board $500   - Sponsorship Package B   Par Sponsorship   - Billing on Sponsor Board $250    - Sponsorship Package C *Note:    If you would prefer to pay via check or wire transfer, please register and contact: Justin Curtice   justin.curtice@shell.com Make Checks Payable to SPE Delta Section and mail to: Matt Wandstrat SPE Golf Tournament 614 Silverthorne Lane Covington, LA  70433

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    Springfield, LA, United States

  • 2022 SPE Delta Section Golf Tournament - Team Registration

    Friday, April 1, 2022, 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM CT
    Team Registration Come Support Energy and Engineering Education! $750/Team - Includes Cart and Greens Fee 4-Person Scramble Format Food and Drinks Before, After, and on the Course *** Use Registration Box to the right, enter your information, add to cart and check out, choose PayPal to pay with a credit card *** ***Team is not reserved until payment is received.  Please send M att Wandstrat MattWandstrat@gmail.com the names of the players in your foursome.***

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    Springfield, LA, United States

  • WEBINAR: Aplicación de la Inteligencia Artificial Aguas Arriba de la Industria Petrolera

    Thursday, April 7, 2022, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM VET
    ¿Has aplicado la Inteligencia Artificial a procesos de flujo multifásico? La optimización de la producción en pozos de líquido y de gas requiere determinar los caudales de ambas fases a través del estrangulador (choke) en los cabezales de pozo. Esto es esencial para monitorear la producción de estos yacimientos. Por ejemplo, el flujo de líquido no es lineal, lo que hace que las correlaciones no sean del todo confiables cuando se les aplica en pozos de yacimientos de diferentes condiciones. Esto, favorece el uso de tecnologías como la IA, a través de algoritmos de “aprendizaje automático” (Machine Learning). Avances recientes en algoritmos de “aprendizaje profundo” (Deep Learning), hacen de éstos herramientas útiles para predecir las tasas de flujo a través de estranguladores, y para determinar los patrones de flujo que se observan en el flujo bifásico en tuberías (líneas de flujo o sistemas de recolección), donde el cálculo de la pérdida de presión es importante. En esta presentación nos concentraremos en los casos del flujo a través de un estrangulador y los patrones de flujo en las líneas de flujo/sistemas de recolección, considerando que toda solución debe ser integral en todo el sistema de producción. ¿Quién es nuestro ponente? Emilio Guevara Millán, Ing. Mecánico de la UCV (1972), con MSc. y doctorado en Ing. Mecánica en la especialidad de Flujo Multifásico en The City University de Londres (1981). Laboró en PDVSA, ocupando posiciones de Jefe de Unidad de Transporte de CP/XP y de Sección de Manejo de Fluidos. En Intevep, se desempeñó como Superintendente de Instalaciones de Superficie en la Gerencia de Tecnología de Producción. En la ex filial Maraven (LL) ocupó el cargo de Gerente de Tecnología de Producción y luego, en PDVSA, formó parte del Centro de Excelencia de Producción, ubicado en Caracas. Fue representante de PDVSA en el TUFFP de Tulsa, USA y Miembro del Corresponding Committe, Multiphase Flow Production Conference del Bhr Group. Ha ejercido en varios países, entre éstos: Venezuela, México, Argentina, Ecuador y Colombia. En los últimos 4 años, ha estado utilizando la IA en los procesos aguas arriba. Actualmente, forma parte de la empresa Opica Consultores, C.A., de la cual es cofundador, desempeñándose como Consultor en Instalaciones y Procesos de Superficie. #ManagementandInformation

  • Deep Learning: Computer Vision, NLP and Oil & Gas

    Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM SG
    SPE Singapore Section is happy to invite you to a  technical seminar : “Deep Learning: Computer Vision, NLP and Oil & Gas ”   The lecture will be delivered in live by   Rina Buoy. Date:   Tuesday, Apr 12, 2022 Time:  6:30   pm  Meeting link will be provided after registration. 

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  • Future of the Oil & Gas and Energy Sector

    Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EAT
    Join us, and make the most of  SPE  Distinguished Lecturer–Ian Phillips visit with our section. SPE  Distinguished Lecturers  are industry experts and outstanding speakers, nominated by their peers, to share their knowledge and expertise on the latest industry trends and technologies with  SPE  members throughout the world through visits to local sections.  Nairobi Section 13th April 2022 Strathmore Business School 10 am - 12 noon Charges: KSH500/= Professionals, KSH200/= Students 📌Registration Link:  https://lnkd.in/da9wAdsg     This presentation considers the future of the oil and gas industry from two perspectives. The first half paints a picture of an industry in extremely good health and with an exciting future - global population continues to grow and individuals' standard of living continues to rise - so demand for energy is growing steadily. Despite this growing demand, global proven reserves have risen as technology improves. In addition, we know where there is a lot more oil and gas in deposits that are currently uneconomic, but a small increase in the oil price would make these "proven reserves." In a nutshell, the industry might have a bright future.   The second half presents the significant obstacle: summarizing the science of climate change and considering what happened when the temperature rose this high in the past. The emerging alternatives, renewables, energy efficiency, and some dramatic scientific advances in "clean hydrocarbons," will also be reviewed.  The presentation closes with an assessment of the impact of these competing forces on the oil and gas industry, the developed world, and the human race.

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    Nairobi, Kenya

  • What Does the Future Look Like for the Oil & Gas and Energy Sector – The Energy Transition

    Friday, April 15, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM SAT
    Dear all, You are invited to attend our first DL of 2022 , on   Friday April 15 at V IP Grand Maputo Avenida 25 de Setembro, 692 | Maputo - Moçambique   This will be the first live DL after 2 years of virtual events due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is an opportunity to meet again and bring on board new members.         Ian Phillips Pale Blue Dot Energy Limited What Does the Future Look Like for the Oil & Gas and Energy Sector – The Energy Transition SPE discipline: Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability   The meeting will be held also on line trough the link bellow: Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/ 77501059243?pwd= lrednk79HqoXdlhhP92GW- XE2ytrmR.1 Meeting ID: 775 0105 9243 Passcode: MAPUTO

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    Maputo City, Mozambique

  • SPE Student Chapter Delft - Social Event

    Friday, April 22, 2022, 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM NL
    Have drinks and network with other students and professionals from the Energy Industry. For all students affiliated to Energy (Industry).
    Delft, Netherlands

  • SPE NL - Monthly Meeting

    Monday, May 9, 2022, 04:30 PM - 09:00 PM NL
    Rijswijk Centre for Sustainable Geo-energy site visit incl. Lab Tour and Lecture 'Electrical Submersible Pumps in Geothermal Systems' by Pejman Shoeibi Omrani (TNO)
    Rijswijk, Netherlands

  • West Barracouta – 50 years in the making

    Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM ET
    West Barracouta – 50 years in the making Daniel Chigwidden Wednesday 11 th May 12 noon arrival for social drinks and lunch starting at 12.30pm; meeting concludes ~2pm   RSVP by midday Monday 9 th May Mailto:VictoriaTasmania@spemail.org Kelvin Club,  Melbourne Place (alley way off Russell St between Little Collins and Bourke Streets) Business / smart dress requested by Kelvin Club $50 members* and $60 non-members,   $10 students *  (PESA, ASEG, IChemE, EA members get SPE member $50 rate)  Use this link to pay online if you are a SPE  MEMBER Cash or cheque on arrival, no credit card facilities available Please advise if you are a member, student or non-member and provide any dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian / gluten free etc.)  No shows will be charged full cost if less than 48 hours’ notice is given SPE meetings can qualify toward your professional development requirement   Abstract: This presentation shows a case study on the value of combining existing ideas with new data to evaluate and determine the most effective way to extend the producing life of one of the first offshore gas discoveries in the Gippsland Basin. The holistic work approach resulted in the development of West Barracouta Top Latrobe gas by two dual-zone, subsea intelligent wells with sand control, tied back to an operating pipeline to minimise brownfields interface. Located in the Gippsland Basin, the Barracouta gas field was Australia’s first discovery, by the first offshore well, and soon after the first operating offshore facility. After more than 50 years of oil and gas production, new data gives further insight to support continuous improvement in reservoir management to optimise the resource to end of field life. Originally discovered in 1969, West Barracouta is separated from the main field by a fault induced saddle point that left a substantial volume without an active completion. With the Gippsland legacy gas fields declining, the West Barracouta development is well timed to supply the Australian East Coast gas market with one of the last remaining low CO2 gas sources and ensure additional security of supply. Incorporating reprocessed seismic data into the workflow delivered improved confidence in field definition, providing a foundation for a technology-driven development plan. This paper addresses the technical workflow that was implemented to support a fast-paced subsea development, robust against the range of possible geological scenarios.  Biography: Daniel joined ExxonMobil in 2018 and works as a Reservoir Engineer in the Australian Reservoir and Development Planning team. Daniel studied Petroleum and Chemical Engineering, graduating from The University of Adelaide in 2009. He is an active committee member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) with 12 years’ experience in onshore & offshore production, field development planning, reserves assessment and reservoir simulation. Prior to joining ExxonMobil, Daniel worked in various Reservoir Engineering roles for Woodside Energy and Lochard Energy.

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    Melbourne, VIC, Australia

  • [POSTPONED] Circular Economy

    Thursday, May 19, 2022, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM SGT
    In conjunction with Energy Institute Singapore, SPE Singapore Section is happy to invite you to a technical seminar : “Circular Economy ”   The lecture will be delivered in live by   Peter Godfrey Date:   Thursday, May 19, 2022 Time:  6:30   pm  Meeting link will be provided after registration. 

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  • MUN SSPE Lunch and Learn: Intermolecular Interactions and Interfacial Science in Soft Materials...

    Monday, May 30, 2022, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM NT
    Intermolecular Interactions and Interfacial Science in Soft Materials, Oil Production, and Mineral Processing The Memorial University (MUN) Student SPE (SSPE) Chapter has organized the distinguished lecture “Intermolecular Interactions and Interfacial Science in Soft Materials, Oil Production, and Mineral Processing”, presented by Dr. Hongbo Zeng from the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta. Additional details about the talk, as well as the registration link, can be found below. Note that there will be time for pizza and networking following the talk! #offshore #oilandgas #energynl #offshoreenergy #theOGM  ​​​​​
    St. John's, NF, Canada

  • WEBINAR: Flujograma de Trabajo para Estudios de Proyectos de Inyección de Agua

    Thursday, June 9, 2022, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM VET
    ¿A la expectativa de nuestro Webinar sobre el Flujograma de Trabajo para Estudios de Proyectos de Inyección de Agua? El objetivo es enumerar los pasos y actividades para la generación de un proyecto de inyección de agua, integrando las diferentes disciplinas involucradas, desde la geofísica hasta la economía. Se describirán las etapas de un proyecto, incluyendo la construcción de los modelos estático y dinámico, la detección y evaluación de nuevos desarrollos y el análisis económico. En cada etapa se indican las fuentes de información disponibles, como procesar los datos y los entregables mínimos para la etapa siguiente, enfatizando los controles de calidad y la coherencia de cada ciclo. Finalmente, se mencionarán dos casos reales de proyectos exitosos. ¿Quién es nuestro ponente? Marcelo Chimienti, es Licenciado en Química de la Universidad de La Plata, Argentina, graduado en 1997. Obtuvo la Especialidad en Reservorios de Petróleo y de Gas del ITBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina, en 1999. Posee experiencia de más de 20 años en el manejo de diferentes proyectos de estudio y desarrollo primario, en yacimientos de petróleo y de gas, y en la interpretación, diseño y pronósticos de producción de proyectos de inyección de agua y de gas. Su trayectoria profesional la ha desarrollado, principalmente, en yacimientos de Argentina, Colombia y Ecuador. Desde 2003 hasta mayo de 2021 laboró para VYP Consultores SA como socio y director, conduciendo y participando en diferentes estudios de yacimientos de hidrocarburos, en la evaluación de activos petroleros y en la auditoria y certificación de reservas de distintas Concesiones en Argentina. También, ha liderado equipos interdisciplinarios para la caracterización y simulación de reservorios. Reservorios de Petróleo. Es coautor de trabajos de investigación presentados en sendos congresos de la SPE. Actualmente es socio fundador y director de V&P do Brasil LTDA, la cual se dedica a la asistencia técnica para el Upstream de Oil & Gas. Se desempeña como docente desde 2008 en la UBA, dictando el curso de postgrado de #ReservoirDescriptionandDynamics #ManagementandInformation

  • Joint SPE-PGK Annual BBQ 2022

    Monday, June 13, 2022, 05:00 PM - 10:00 PM NL
    'Large-scale geological hydrogen storage: a subsurface perspective on the hydrogen economy' by Karin de Borst (Geomechanicist – Reservoir Integrity and Containment) and 'Building a Hydrogen market in industry' by Lijs Groenendaal (Business Opportunity Manager, Shell)
    2586 HZ, Netherlands

  • WEBINAR: Comportamiento de la Producción de Pozos en Yacimientos No Convencionales

    Thursday, June 30, 2022, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM VET
    ¿A la expectativa de nuestro Webinar sobre el Comportamiento de la Producción de Pozos en Yacimientos No Convencionales? Nuestro especialista nos mostrará aspectos que influyen en el comportamiento de producción de pozos en estos yacimientos para entender su productividad, lo cual nos permite elaborar el correcto plan  de diseño de superficie y determinar el impacto en el sistema de recolección y tratamiento. Igualmente, desde su excelente trayectoria operacional y técnica, nos indicará el manejo adecuado para establecer procedimientos y dar respuestas, para lograr la mejor productividad. También, nos mostrará ejemplos reales para identificar el comportamiento de estos pozos y así, determinar el tipo de intervención a realizar. ¿Quién es nuestro ponente?  Omar Soto, Ingeniero de Petróleo de la Universidad del Zulia, 1992, con Maestría en Gerencia y Negocios en la Universidad de Baylor, Texas USA. Inició su carrera profesional en las áreas operacionales de Barinas y Apure, como ingeniero de explotación y producción. En 1995 laboró para Halliburton de Venezuela, como ingeniero de perforación y rehabilitación de pozos, Campo Morichal. En 1998 ingresó a la empresa OXY para el desarrollo de campos maduros. En el 2000 se une a BP, ocupando posiciones operacionales, supervisoras y gerenciales en Ingeniería de Producción, en los campos de Oriente y Occidente bajo la responsabilidad de BP. En el 2007 es transferido a Houston, Texas, como Ing. Líder de Producción No-Convencional, para los Campos de Lutita Woodford (Oklahoma), Utica (Ohio) y Eagleford (Sur de Texas) Su experiencia mayor a 25 años, incluye 12 en fracturamiento hidráulico y LAG en pozos horizontales, comportamiento de producción,  propiedades de fluidos retrógrados y modelaje del comportamiento de pozos no convencionales, aplicado a la ingeniería de yacimientos. Actualmente labora para Repsol en Houston, Texas, como Ing. Global y Soporte a Proyectos de Ingeniería de Producción para el Centro de Excelencia. Desde el 2013 ha coordinado y realizado presentaciones en diferentes conferencias de la SPE. Es coautor de artículos técnicos y se ha certificado en Gerencia para la IP , Esc. Neg. y Ger. de la Universidad Thunderbird en Arizona, USA. También, posee certificaciones orientadas al manejo y control de operaciones en pozos. #ReservoirDescriptionandDynamics #ProductionandOperations

  • WEBINAR: Guía Práctica para la Aplicación de la Inteligencia Artificial en Exploración y Producción

    Thursday, July 21, 2022, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM VET
    ¿A la expectativa de nuestro webinar sobre Un Viaje al Mundo de la Inteligencia Artificial: Guía Práctica para su Aplicación en el Negocio de Exploración y Producción? Iniciaremos este viaje visitando los sistemas expertos y redes neurales de finales de los 80’s, hasta las herramientas que actualmente permiten crear conocimiento analizando grandes volúmenes de datos, generados por nuevas tecnologías aplicables a los diferentes procesos operacionales. Veremos la anatomía de un proyecto de AIML (Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning), ciclo de vida, y una guía de clasificación y selección de opciones de herramientas de AIML para crear valor identificando oportunidades, reduciendo incertidumbre y mitigando riesgos. Finalizamos conociendo las estrategias de empresas petroleras internacionales y nacionales para adoptar AIML en sus negocios, de manera efectiva y eficiente. ¿Quién es nuestro ponente? José Luis Ortíz Volcán, con 42 años de experiencia técnica, operacional y gerencial en PDVSA, Kuwait Oil Company, ARCO Oil and Gas, Halliburton y OptimaWell (su empresa de consultoría), trabajando en producción de activos de petróleo y gas en Venezuela, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Colombia, México, Kuwait y Estados Unidos. Desde finales de los 80's lideró la aplicación de inteligencia artificial para el diagnóstico de pozos, optimización y automatización de operaciones de producción con levantamiento artificial en Venezuela. Fue líder y consultor para proyectos corporativos de gerencia de activos de producción en PDVSA y optimización de productividad de pozos en PDVSA y PEMEX. En Kuwait Oil Company fue consultor para el mayor proyecto de desarrollo de crudos pesados, fue gerente del Centro de Excelencia de Producción en PDVSA y Co-Líder del Centro de Excelencia para Crudos Pesados en Kuwait Oil Company. Fue consultor del equipo responsable de gerenciar 2 contratos de asistencia técnica entre Shell y Kuwait Oil Company para proveer tecnologías, mejores prácticas y adiestramiento en recobro mejorado incluyendo aplicación de AIML. Ingeniero Químico, Maestría en Ingeniería de Petróleo (tesis en inteligencia artificial), Maestría en Gerencia (MBA) y Postgrado en Inteligencia Artificial y Aprendizaje Automático (AIML), con 44 papers y presentaciones en América, Europa y Asia. 

  • WEBINAR: Gerencia de la Logística Operacional

    Thursday, August 11, 2022, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM VET
    ¿Cuánto conoces o has aplicado la Gerencia de la Logística Operacional? Conoceremos sus potencialidades en el rol habilitador para el logro de los objetivos de producción en el ámbito empresarial, orientada a la satisfacción del cliente y a la óptima administración de recursos, en el menor tiempo requerido. ¿Quién es nuestra ponente? Elena Martínez de López es Ingeniero Civil, egresada de la UDO, VZLA, en 1990, con Especialización en Confiabilidad de Sistemas Industriales de la USB, en el 2004, vía Convenio CIED/USB y MSc. en Gerencia Logística de la Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas Nacionales, UFAN, Núcleo Anzoátegui.  En 1989, laboró como Ingeniero Residente en la empresa Constructora Elemar. En 1990, ingresa a Corpoven, S.A. desempeñando varios cargos en la Gerencia de Servicios Logísticos, en San Tomé, durante 12 años. En el 2003 ocupa el puesto de directora de MASUE, C.A. en la Organización de Eventos Especiales. Desde el 2005 al 2011 ejerce la docencia y Coordinación del Programa de Maestría en Gerencia Logística, en la UFAN. Desde el 2013 al 2016 asume la Gerencia de Proyecto de construcción de Hotel Virgen del Valle. En el 2014 participa en el programa de Maestría de la Universidad Venezolana de los Hidrocarburos y forma parte del Equipo de instructores de la empresa POES International, C.A. para dictar el Módulo Introductorio sobre la Logística Operacional en el área petrolera. Actualmente se desempeña como asesora en Logística Operacional, área IP, para la empresa POES INTERNACIONAL.  #ManagementandInformation #Projects,FacilitiesandConstruction

  • WEBINAR: Procura de Bienes y Servicios

    Thursday, September 1, 2022, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM VET
    ¿Cuánto conoces sobre la Procura de Bienes y Servicios? El Ing. Julio Márquez compartirá con nosotros sus experiencias, conocimientos y mensajes clave en los procesos de procura de bienes y servicios, específicamente para el sector petrolero y petroquímico nacional.  Visualizaremos el proceso global y principales subprocesos, similitudes y diferencias entre contratación de servicios y adquisición de equipos y materiales, aprenderemos sobre el análisis de la interrelación entre los principales elementos del proceso, características principales de la procura nacional e internacional, y sobre la definición de comercio exterior y términos más usados en el comercio internacional, concepto del servicio al cliente, relacionamiento con los suplidores e indicadores de gestión. ¿Quién es nuestro ponente?  Julio César Márquez Rodríguez, Ingeniero Industrial de la Universidad Antonio José de Sucre, 1991, con Especialización en Gerencia de Ingeniería y Mantenimiento de la Universidad Santa María, 1996; realizó un Programa en Gerenciamiento Logístico de la Escuela de Negocios, IEEC de Argentina, 2017  y un MBA en Dirección y Administración de Empresas, EUDE de España, 2019. Durante su trayectoria profesional de más de 30 años en la Industria Petrolera y Petroquímica nacional, ocupó diferentes posiciones gerenciales en las organizaciones de procura. Su experiencia incluye negociación, arranque de proyectos e inspección de equipos a nivel internacional, a través de PDVSA. Es consultor certificado (CVC # 141) y se dedica a asesorar empresas, especialmente en la cadena de suministros, procesos de procura de bienes y servicios, logística y mantenimiento. #ManagementandInformation #Projects,FacilitiesandConstruction

  • WEBINAR DL: Unlocking Unconventional Reservoirs using Magnetic Resonance as the Key

    Thursday, September 22, 2022, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM VET
    ¿Cuánto sabes sobre Desbloqueo de Yacimientos No Convencionales usando la Resonancia Magnética como la clave?... Los yacimientos no convencionales comprenden un segmento importante de la exploración global de campos petroleros, su desarrollo y producción. Un gran desafío para la Industria Petrolera es cuantificar el volumen o porosidad del yacimiento, donde el tamaño de poro es dramáticamente más pequeño que el de yacimientos convencionales. La estimación correcta del volumen del yacimiento puede determinar la economía de un campo no convencional. El mito inicial de la uniformidad en estos yacimientos de roca generadora ha evolucionado para entender cuán diferentes son realmente estos depósitos. Algunas de las principales diferencias incluyen la madurez térmica, la composición mineral y la cantidad de kerógeno presente. El registro de resonancia magnética y el análisis T1T2 se han convertido en una "revolución en resolución" para la evaluación de la formación de yacimientos no convencionales por varias razones. La presentación describe los principios de medición, la metodología de evaluación de la formación y aplicaciones de Resonancia Magnética para los retos de Yacimientos No Convencionales. Se introducen conceptos de evaluación para nuevas formaciones y para obtener y cuantificar los volúmenes de los fluidos de estos yacimientos. Se utiliza una variedad de estudios de casos globales para demostrar las diferencias en la fuente de yacimientos rocosos, sus desafíos y soluciones propuestas. El mensaje principal es proporcionar una  nueva perspectiva que está adoptando la industria para la evaluación de formaciones en No Convencional. ¿Quién es nuestro DL? Ron Balliet, es el experto a nivel mundial de productos Halliburton para resonancia magnética. Asesora la evaluación de formaciones y operaciones para las líneas de productos de Wireline & Perforating y Sperry Drilling. Durante su experiencia de 33 años, ha laborado en resonancia magnética de yacimientos petrolíferos en varios lugares del mundo. Ha estado involucrado en el diseño e interpretación de métodos para siete sensores de resonancia magnética para Wireline y LWD, incluyendo aplicaciones para yacimientos no convencionales. Ha publicado veinte artículos técnicos, siete relacionados con patentes RMN y ha sido miembro de la SPE durante 23 años.   Posee BS en Geofísica y Geología. #ReservoirDescriptionandDynamics

  • SPE Singapore Section 2022/23 AGM

    Thursday, September 22, 2022, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM SGT
    SPE Singapore Section AGM & Networking Date: 22 September 2022 Time: 18:00 – 20:30 (Singapore Time) Venue: Pasta Fresca, Boat Quay Please RSVP and join us at the 2022/23 SPE Singapore Section AGM! Agenda 6pm: Networking drinks 7pm: AGM starts and Zoom dial-in 9pm: event closes. The committee is putting out a call for nomination for the 2022/23 SPE committee. As per our constitution, all positions are listed below, along with current nominations as of today: Committee Officer Nominations for 2022/23 Chairperson Paulina Svoboda Secretary Stephanie Lim (current) Treasurer Wee Chin Wong (current) Program Peter Mark Smith Membership Kean Wee Cheah (current) Officers   General Committee  Daniel Pastor (current), Manoj Prabhakar (current), Joseph Ma Past President Dave Hayes, Mike Reeder, Peter Cockcroft, Tran Ngo Nguyet Sponsorship vacant Young Professional vacant Qualifications for a committee member are that the nominee: be a resident in Singapore be a fully paid up SPE Member be a previous SPE Committee Member for the Section Chairperson office have accepted the nomination  We encourage you to self-nominate to run (on the night of the AGM you will need your nomination seconded by another member). We especially encourage any student members to join and take up the position of YP chair which also has the role of student liaison.  Close of nominations will be the 15 th of September. Please send any nominations to Stephanie by email with the name of the person and office sought. The AGM is scheduled for 22nd of Sept 2022   at Pasta Fresca, Boat Quay . Tickets are $25 ($35 non-member) and includes 2 drinks and snacks. The AGM will be in hybrid form (voting allowed) from 7pm via MS Teams , with more details to connect below. Please RSVP and either pay via cash on arrival or via Paynow to +65 8337 4173 (WCW) with the comment: SPESG-AGM22-<INITIALS>.

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  • Entrepreneurship in the Transitioning Oilfield

    Monday, September 26, 2022, 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM NT
    SPE Atlantic Canada and Maritimes Sections are invited to the following Distinguished Lecture. Preregistration using the links below is required.    Entrepreneurship in the Transitioning Oilfield: Starting and Building a Great Company during Tumultuous Times                                                           Omar Abou-Sayed 9:00 AM NDT / 8:30 AM AST Monday, September 26, 2022 Atlantic Canada Section   LIVE VIRTUALLY REGISTER HERE   An Extra 45 Minutes Can   Provide a World of Knowledge

  • Virtual DL: Entrepreneurship in the Transitioning Oilfield

    Monday, September 26, 2022, 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM SGT
    SPE Singapore Section is happy to invite you to  Distinguished Lecturer Event:   “Entrepreneurship in the Transitioning Oilfield ”   The lecture will be delivered in live by Omar Abou-Sayed. Date: Monday, Sep 26, 2022 Time: 7:30 pm    To attend the event you are requested to register via a following link:  REGISTRATION After registration is complete, you will receive a personal link to your mailbox to log in.    Kindly be aware that only SPE members will be able to access a registration web page. You can join/renew SPE membership  here .    Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more or ask your questions.   Abstract: Building an entrepreneurial venture is a challenge underestimated by most founders. During periods of stability within a given industry, founders face the normal stresses that come from building a startup: a lack of resources, having to serve in multiple functional roles, powerful customers, unclear business model, loneliness, stress to personal finances, and more. During periods of substantial upheaval, as the oil and gas industry is facing today, the challenges – and the rewards – can be even greater. This lecture will equip attendees with a thorough understanding of how to build a successful entrepreneurial venture during this time of energy transition. Core universal concepts applicable to creating a successful startup will be presented, while industry-specific trends will be explored to highlight areas that are ripe for innovation. At the end of the lecture, attendees should have a grounding in how to approach building a successful startup during this period of intense transition in the oilfield.   Biography:   Omar Abou-Sayed's experience spans the global energy, chemicals, oilfield services, and clean tech industries. He has worked in a variety of engineering, business, and leadership roles within SuperMajors, management consulting firms, private equity funds, and venture-backed startups. He currently serves as CEO of Advantek Waste Management Services, a private equity-backed industrial waste management company. He advises or has invested in nearly a dozen early-stage companies and venture funds. Omar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.  

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  • Student Chapter Distinguished Lecture: Oil Operations in Newfoundland

    Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM NT
    St. John's, NF, Canada

  • SPE NL Annual General Meeting Summary & October Monthly Meeting

    Monday, October 10, 2022, 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM NL
    Technical Presentation: 'New Developments in Casing Tubing Technologies' by Thanh Binh Nguyen & Jon Bibby (Vallourec Tubes)
    The Hague, Netherlands

  • Virtual DL: Physics Embedded Machine Learning for Modeling and Optimization of Mature Fields

    Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:59 AM MY
    When: 2022-10-11 at 11:00 * Lecturer: Pallav Sarma Invitees: Singapore Section , Java Indonesia Section , Thailand Section , Kuala Lumpur Section , Vietnam Section , Ho Chi Minh University of Technology Chapter , Hanoi University of Mining and Geology Chapter , University of Science Ho Chi Minh City Chapter , PetroVietnam University Chapter

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  • Acid Stimulation of Carbonate Formations: Matrix Acidizing or Acid Fracturing?

    Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM NT
    Don’t miss this SPE Distinguished Lecturer!   Acid Stimulation of Carbonate Formations: Matrix Acidizing or Acid Fracturing?                                                             Dan Hill 1:30 PM Wednesday, October 12, 2022 Atlantic Canada Section   LIVE VIRTUALLY REGISTER HERE   An Extra 45 Minutes Can   Provide a World of Knowledge   Distinguished Lecturer Events       Attendee Evaluation Form .

  • WEBINAR: Sistema de Gerencia de Integridad de Pozos

    Thursday, October 13, 2022, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM VET
    ¿A la expectativa de aprender o fortalecer tus conocimientos sobre el Sistema de Gerencia de Integridad de Pozos? Está definida como la aplicación técnica, operativa y soluciones organizativas para reducir el riesgo de liberación incontrolada de fluidos de formación, a lo largo de todo el ciclo de vida del pozo (ISO 16530-1:2017). En esta presentación consideramos los requisitos de integridad de pozos de la normativa Noruega Norsok D-010, el estándar ISO 16530, aplicables a todos los pozos operados por la Industria del Petróleo y del Gas, y la normativa global para eliminar los riesgos que pudieran afectar a las personas, al medio ambiente, a los activos y a la imagen de la empresa. ¿Quién es nuestro ponente? José Chunga Palacios, Ingeniero de Petróleo, con MBA en Administración Estratégica de Empresas en Centrum Católica y con Máster Internacional de Liderazgo en EADA Barcelona.   Durante su experiencia de 27 años, en la exploración y explotación de  hidrocarburos, ha laborado en las áreas de ingeniería de yacimientos, con grandes logros en el desarrollo de campos petroleros marginales, en las actividades de planificación, perforación, completación, reacondicionamiento, producción y operaciones de campo. Su desarrollo profesional incluye su labor en Petroperú, en la Dirección General de Hidrocarburos del Ministerio de Energía y Minas, y en las empresas Mercantile, Interoil, Gran Tierra y actualmente   en Savia Perú, donde se desempeña como Ingeniero de Integridad de Pozos WIMS. Asimismo, forma parte de la Junta Directiva la SPE Lima Section, cuyo rol es el de Faculty Advisor del Capítulo Estudiantil SPE-UNP de Piura, Perú. #DrillingandCompletions #Projects,FacilitiesandConstruction

  • From Digital Rocks to Gigatonne Scale CO2 Storage: Two Revolutions in One

    Monday, October 17, 2022, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM NT

  • Acid Stimulation of Carbonate Formations: Matrix Acidizing or Acid Fracturing?

    Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 01:30 AM - 02:30 PM NT

  • Peter Godfrey, perspectives on CCS projects -in person dinner and technical lecture.

    Thursday, October 20, 2022, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM MY
    Peter Godfrey Vice President Asia Pacific,  STOREGGA   Based in Singapore, Peter is the regional representative of Storegga, a UK headquartered company established in 2019 with the sole purpose of acting as an independent champion for the development of carbon capture projects and related decarbonisation technologies. Storegga is the lead developer of the Acorn project in Scotland in partnership with Shell and Harbour Energy, one of the leading UK CCS and hydrogen projects. Storegga’s business interests are rapidly expanding in internationally.   In addition to his Storegga role, Peter is also the Managing Director APAC of the prestigious Energy Institute (EI).  The EI is the UK chartered professional membership body working across the world of energy with a focus of creating a better energy future for its members and society by accelerating a just global energy transition to net zero.   Peter has spent most of his career in the oil and gas industry but is now a strong advocate for the energy sector’s need to transition towards a cleaner, greener future. In recent years, Peter has worked as an independent advisor, consultant and executive coach to a number of organisations and governments agencies on issues related to the energy sector development within the context of the energy transition and decarbonisation and their strategic implications.    Abstract: A report published last month (in September 2022)   highlighted that the 13 flagship existing CCS schemes worldwide, which together   represent 55 per cent of captured CO2 have mostly significantly underperformed. Across their lifetime, the report states that ExxonMobil’s LaBarge facility at Shute Creek in Wyoming has underperformed by around 36 per cent in terms of capacity. The world’s only large power station with CCS, Boundary Dam in Saskatchewan, Canada, has captured about 50 per cent less than planned, according to the report, and the capacity of Chevron’s Gorgon gas scheme in Western Australia has been about 50 per cent lower than planned in its first five years.  Two projects included in the report failed completely, including the Kemper coal CCS project in Mississippi, which was long delayed and construction was eventually abandoned in 2017. On a more positive note, the report finds the Sleipner and Snøhvit CCS projects in Norway have been a success, which it says is largely due to the “country’s unique business and regulatory environment”. Some say that CCS projects, more often than not, never actually work to its design capacity others (including the presenter) firmly believe that performance has largely been driven by the fundamental conflict between optimising carbon storage capacity and utilising carbon capture as a means of increasing core business activity, in particular, oil and gas production. CCS technology dates back to the 1970s, and in most cases has been used to extract more oil and gas from reservoirs rather than focused on curbing climate change by capturing CO2 for the long term. “For CCS projects to play their part in decarbonisation, project development needs to be commercially justified on the basis of the carbon value chain alone if they are to become a successful tool in our global decarbonisation toolbox”. The presenter will aim to present his case utilising the lessons leaned from his company, STOREGGA, whose business model is entirely focused on decarbonisation. Storegga is the lead developer of the Acorn project in NE Scotland and is actively developing a global portfolio of CCS project development opportunities,  including here in SE Asia. Dinner and networking starts at 6pm.  Lecture begins at 7pm.  Event closes at 9pm.  Soft drinks, Alcoholic drinks and meal included in price - Members of EI, SICC and SPE are $50, Non members $75 and students $25.

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  • Drill Bits in the 21st Century

    Friday, October 21, 2022, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM MT
    Don’t miss this month's SPE Speaker!   Drill Bits in the 21st Century Luke Onderko & Tyler Gilskey ReedHycalog, NOV Wellbore Technologies 12:00 PM (Lunch @ 11:15 AM) Friday, October 21, 2022 Wyoming Petroleum Section Lunch is $20 - The Talk is FREE! Occasions By Cory 303 S. Wolcott St. Casper, WY 82601 https://goo.gl/maps/ 3kQgU531WirmVLK89 RSVP @  wygeology@gmail.com Mention the TOUR if you would like to join.  Space is limited! In-Person & available on Zoom Download the Flyer for this talk: https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/SPE/e175c9db-4c16-491f-b940-5595ba0d1cdd/UploadedImages/2022-10_21_LukeOnderko_TylerGilskey.pdf

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    Casper, WY, United States

  • Jornada Energía 3.0 – Innovación, Sustentabilidad y Diversidad – Presente y Futuro de la Industria

    Thursday, October 27, 2022, 08:00 AM - 05:15 PM ART
    Desde la SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers), Sección Patagonia, los invitamos a esta Jornada a realizarse el 27/10 en la Ciudad de Neuquén. La cita es en el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Neuquén , con entrada gratuita , solo hay que registrarse hasta completar el cupo y tendremos servicio de coffe break y lunch. El evento cubrirá tres temas, I nnovación, Sustentabilidad y Diversidad , siendo hoy tópicos que ocupan la agenda de la industria energética en su transformación para un futuro más sustentable e inclusivo en el cual es preciso desafiar el presente mediante la innovación y uso de nuevas tecnologías que permitan cambiar paradigmas existentes. Dicha jornada constará de tres módulos divididos por temas (Innovación, Sustentabilidad y Diversidad) de tres charlas cada uno con un cierre a través de una mesa redonda que buscará integrar los tres tópicos y dar una visión general de la industria relativo a los mismos. Cada módulo consta de una supervisión y moderación por parte de un comité técnico regional de la SPE encargado de velar por la calidad del contenido, acorde a las políticas, visión y misión que caracterizan a nuestra sociedad desde el año 1957 en más de 144 países del mundo. Para consultar la Agenda del Evento haz click aquí . No te pierdas esta oportunidad y ayúdanos a darle difusión! ORGANIZAN AUSPICIO GUBERNAMENTAL SPONSORS MEDIA PARTNER Comité Técnico Evangelina Cordero, Pecom. Lourdes Guiñazú, Pecom. Alejandra Lopez, SPE Patagonia. Andrés Lopez Gibson, Darcy Partners. Comité Ejecutivo Gonzalo Pérez Cometto, Pan American Energy. Rosmary Duran Duran, YPF. Fanny Alcocer Aguilar, SPE Patagonia. Gabriela Abate, Estudiante Ing. Petróleo UNCo. Gissel Padilla, Pecom #diversidad #sustentabilidad #innovacion #energia

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  • WORKSHOP: Día del Ingeniero

    Friday, October 28, 2022, 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM VET
    ¿Incertidumbre sobre tus oportunidades como Ingeniero de Petróleo? Conozcamos y aprendamos ... La estrategia establecida mundialmente de energías neutrales en  carbono para el año 2050, es una tarea que requiere innovación y creatividad industrial, que exige altos niveles de compromiso, de quienes deciden, para acelerar la curva de aprendizaje. La Industria del Petróleo y del Gas debe evolucionar para mantener su rol protagónico en el suministro de energía y en el aprovechamiento de las oportunidades, durante la transición, aplicando la experiencia operativa y los conocimientos técnicos. El rol actual, e históricamente dominante, de los Ingenieros de Petróleo y de los profesionales de la Geo-Ciencias, es fundamental para desarrollar e implementar tecnologías y procesos de trabajo mejorados, que permitan reducir la intensidad de carbono en las operaciones de petróleo y de gas. Esta presentación tiene como objetivo exponer áreas de oportunidad en el desarrollo profesional de Ingenieros de Petróleo y de las Geo-Ciencias, y motivarlos  a incluirse en el corazón de gran parte de la innovación, necesaria durante esta cambiante realidad de transición energética. ¿Quién es nuestro orador? PhD Marcelo Laprea-Bigott, Profesor de Práctica del  Departamento de Ingeniería de Petróleo de Harold Vance, Texas A&M, desde el 2016. Obtuvo su PhD en Ingeniería de Petróleo de Texas  A&M, y su grado en Ingeniería de Petróleo de la Universidad del Zulia, VZLA. Su trayectoria profesional de 44 años de experiencia como Ingeniero Petrolero, incluye su rol de Profesor de Ingeniería de Petróleo en la Universidad de Oriente, VZLA; Profesor adjunto visitante en Texas A&M, Profesor adjunto de la Universidad de Tulsa, USA y Exdirector adjunto del Energy Institute de la Universidad de Texas A&M. Fue fundador, propietario principal y presidente de SIMUPET, C.A. y de Lamar C.A. Es presidente de S.A. Holditch-Venezuela. Posee amplia experiencia en el desarrollo e impartición de cursos de formación técnica para NOC y para compañías internacionales. Ha sido Profesor invitado y Moderador en Congresos  Internacionales de Energía en América Latina y Competencias Técnicas. Es especialista en implementaciones de competencias múltiples en todo el mundo. Es miembro de la SPE, de la SVIP, de Pi Epsilon Tau y de Sigma XI. Fue fundador y primer presidente de la Cámara Venezolana del Petróleo de Anzoátegui, Venezuela. Nos vemos en nuestro Evento por el Día del Ingeniero, el viernes 28 de OCT, a las 2 pm, hora de Caracas (GMT-04).

  • Virtual DL: How Do CEOs Lead for Success? Insights to Boost Your Leadership Skills - ONLINE NOV

    Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM SGT
    SPE Singapore Section is happy to invite you to Live Distinguished Lecturer Event:   “How Do CEOs Lead for Success? Insights to Boost Your Leadership Skills ”   The lecture will be delivered in live by Elizabeth Coffey. Date: Wednesday, Nov 9, 2022 Time: 5PM ONLINE FRI NOV 9 (Original timing was incorrect)   To attend the event you are requested to register via a following link:  REGISTRATION After registration is complete, you will receive a personal link to your mailbox to log in.    Kindly be aware that only SPE members will be able to access a registration web page. You can join/renew SPE membership  here .    Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more or ask your questions.   Abstract: What actions do CEOs take behind the scenes to create success? What can go wrong that leads to CEO failure? How long do most CEOs have in post? What skills do they need to create high performance? What can you learn from these insights to accelerate your leadership journey, regardless of your current point? You'll hear behind-the-scenes stories and practical guidance grounded in 25 years of collaborating with energy CEOs. We look at what CEOs actually DO. During a CEO’s tenure, a leader focuses on 3 activities: destroying aspects of the inherited organization that don’t work, creating new elements to improve performance, and preserving aspects that work well. Ideally, the leader delivers these empathetically. We consider the (often brief) life cycle of the CEO. Upon entry, the CEO plans a strategic path for the business. Next, the CEO disrupts the status quo by operationalizing those ambitions. Third, a CEO tries to stabilize the organization to establish a positive legacy. What are the upsides of this high wire act? Company growth plus status, wealth, and power for the CEO. If a high-visibility CEO fails, it can devastate the organization's valuation and the individual's reputation. Which core skills do CEOs need? We look beyond the myths to explore real examples from the oil and gas industry to reveal the most important 4 skills for CEO success. Which skills are crucial for you to achieve your own career peak? We highlight the critical few skills that sign-post the way to your leadership achievement.   Biography:   Elizabeth Coffey, Founder of Spark Leadership, is an internationally recognised consultant, speaker and author who develops CEOs, CEO Successors and Board Executives of FTSE 100 and Global 500 companies. She has coached CEOs or their Successors over a wide range of businesses and sectors and is recognised in the industry for developing the leadership skills of Board Executives in Europe, the Middle East, India and North America. Elizabeth curates bespoke, intensive, inspirational development programmes to select senior leaders. In 2018, visits included Bangalore, the UAE and rural Karnataka and in 2017, Jaipur and rural Rajasthan. Previously a Senior Partner in Korn Ferry’s Leadership and Talent Consultancy, Elizabeth held senior positions with Mercer Delta Consulting and The Change Partnership, which - in 2000 - was acquired by Whitehead Mann (now Korn Ferry). Following a British High Commission exclusive UK trade delegation to Mumbai in 2008, Elizabeth founded her Indian entity in 2014. Elizabeth has written several leadership books, including McGraw Hill's ‘10 Things That Keep CEOs Awake – and How to Put Them to Bed’(2002); Deutsche Bank's ‘The End of Tolerance?’ (2001) and ‘The Changing Culture of Leadership – Women Leaders’ Voices’ (1999). She has developed organisations through pioneering strategic change in a portfolio of Global 500 companies. Elizabeth has received many awards over the past two decades including: 2018 Women Super Achiever (Femina), 2007 Mentor of the Year and 2001 European Woman of Achievement of Award. Elizabeth is a cum laude graduate from Wellesley College with a double degree in Psychology & English Literature.  

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  • The Geomechanics of Drilling Weakly Bedded Shale in Conventional & Unconventional Wells

    Friday, November 11, 2022, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM MT
    Don’t miss this SPE Distinguished Lecturer!   The Geomechanics of Drilling Weakly Bedded Shale in Conventional & Unconventional Wells Julie Kowan Baker Hughes 12:00 PM (Lunch @ 11:15 AM) Friday, November 11, 2022 Wyoming Petroleum Section Lunch is $20 - The Talk is FREE! Occasions By Cory 303 S. Wolcott St. Casper, WY 82601 https://goo.gl/maps/3kQgU531WirmVLK89 RSVP @ wygeology@gmail.com In-Person & available on Zoom Download the Flyer for this Talk: https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/SPE/e175c9db-4c16-491f-b940-5595ba0d1cdd/UploadedImages/2022-11_11_JulieKowan.pdf

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    Casper, WY, United States

  • WEBINAR: Gerencia de Datos Espaciales

    Thursday, December 1, 2022, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM VET
    ¿A la expectativa de nuestro Webinar de cierre de año? Ricardo Ambrosio nos presentará los conceptos generales de la Ciencia de Datos Espaciales, sus características, atributos y geometría. Nos explicará las diferencias de esta ciencia con la geoestadística y con las imágenes de ráster. También, nos explicará el uso práctico de algunas herramientas útiles para el manejo y análisis de datos espaciales, a fin de facilitar nuestra familiarización con esta nueva tecnología. ¿Quién es Ricardo Ambrosio? Ingeniero Geofísico, UCV, y Especialista en Estadística Computacional, USB, data scientist y consultor por más de 15 años, apasionado por el aprendizaje y resolución de problemas en áreas como analítica, Machine  Learning y programación. Amplia experiencia en consultoría para la industria, en investigación de mercados, inteligencia de negocios, productos de consumo masivo,  telecomunicaciones, banca, finanzas y para el sector de prestación de servicios. Es instructor y mentor de Geoestadística y Machine Learning para la academia y para el sector industrial. #Geostadistics #Machine Learning​

  • Annual Christmas Party

    Saturday, December 3, 2022, 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM MT
    Don’t miss the End-of-Year Celebration! SPE, WGA, & GeoWives presents:   ANNUAL   CHRISTMAS   PARTY   SATURDAY, December 3, 2022 5:30 - 8:00 PM Occasions By Cory 303 S. Wolcott St. Casper, WY 82601 https://goo.gl/maps/3kQgU531WirmVLK89 2 Drink Tickets per person Hors D'Oeuvres Door Prizes RSVP @ wygeology@gmail.com or call 307-237-0027 Please RSVP by Thursday, December 1st.

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    Casper, WY, United States

  • December General Section Meeting - Matrix Flow Cyclic Steam Injection in the Diatomite Zone, Orcutt

    Thursday, December 8, 2022, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM PT
    The SPE San Joaquin Valley Section Invites you to attend a General Meeting in Bakersfield, California, featuring our guest speaker, Ramon Elias from Santa Maria Energy.   Topic:                  Are You Steam “Fracking” the Diatomite? Matrix Flow Cyclic Steam Injection in the Diatomite Zone, Orcutt Field Santa Barbara County, California Abstract:                Discussed is the continued success seen with steam injection tracking and monitoring using modified Hall plots and their derivatives proposed in 2013. Matrix flow in the diatomite is confirmed using industry accepted analytical calculations for determining a host of parameters including steam zone flow capacity (kh), steam injection rates that avoid formation parting, and the zone of endangering influence (ZEI) needed for UIC approvals. Evidence of pore dilation and unavoidable skin effects are cited. Modified Hall plots provide an alternative method for determining the formation parting flow rate (FPR) in lieu of the formation parting pressure (FPP). Fundamentally, step-rate tests are not reliable (SPE 169513-MS) for determining the FPP. An actual CSS well case history is used. The study shows there to be a wide range of diatomite steam zone injection conditions that do not cause parting or fracturing of the diatomite by steam injection. Real-time Hall plots also provide valuable insights as to how injection zone properties change as the project matures. The project monitoring protocols originally described in a 2013 paper continue to be used with safe and reliable outcomes confirmed by thousands of successful project CSS injection operations.  Speaker Bio:           Ray Elias is a California resident, engineer, scientist, inventor, and area business owner. His career spans over 49 years in energy and business both in the U.S. and abroad. His career started with Getty Oil Company in Bakersfield. His work experience spans field operations, research, process design, reservoir computer simulation, EOR, consulting, and management. He has authored over 25 technical papers domestically and abroad, has been awarded U.S. patents, and is an executive officer and co-founder of Santa Maria Energy and Pacific AgriTec. He resides in Santa Maria, California.    Date:                    December 8, 2022 Time:                   Doors open at 11:00AM                               Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM                               Guest Speaker at 11:45 PM Location:           Chevron Conference Room F - 1056                               9500 Ming Ave.                               Bakersfield, CA 93311                               Google maps lin [spe-sanjoaquinvalley.informz.net] k  Registration fee:               All Guests - $10.00 [spe-sanjoaquinvalley.informz.net] Members are encouraged to invite non-members to the event.   If you have questions or difficulty registering, contact the Program Chair at mark.wolf@wolfprocess.com  
    Bakersfield, CA, United States

  • Compartir Navideño 2022

    Thursday, December 8, 2022, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM VET
    ¿A la expectativa de la Presentación para nuestro Compartir Navideño? El objetivo es presentar un análisis e influencia de las variables y procesos que impactaron el comportamiento o rendimiento de la producción: oferta, demanda y precios, de la Industria del Petroleo y del Gas, IP&G, en el año 2022 y el efecto de esas variables en los años por venir. También, presentaremos el impacto del cambio climático, las energías renovables y la automatización como procesos vigentes y futuros dentro de la IP&G, visualizando oportunidades derivadas de estos cambios para los siguientes años.   ¿Quién es nuestro orador? Claudio Martínez, Ing. de Petróleo con MSc. en  Ingeniería de Petróleo de LUZ, Programa PAG del IESA, Profesor de Ing. de Producción y Yacimientos, pregrado y maestría, de la UCV, y con más de 30 años de trayectoria operacional y técnica, comparte con nosotros su conocimiento sobre la manera de gerenciar los campos maduros, desde el óptimo uso de los recursos y logro de resultados exitosos. Claudio fue Gte. del CIED, área EyP, presidente de PetroUCV y asesor del gobierno de VZLA, en Beijing, para un acuerdo con China, CNPC, sobre crudos pesados. Fue profesor invitado del IESA, áreas de yacimientos, producción, recuperación y reservas, para el Diplomado sobre Formación de Gerentes para la IP. Actualmente es Presidente de la Empresa CMA Energies Consulting Group y se desempeña como instructor y consultor internacional para NExT.

  • UNIGE/AAPG/SASEG/SPE lecture GEOTHERMAL SUSTAINABILITY

    Thursday, December 8, 2022, 05:15 PM - 06:15 PM FR

  • SPE NL December Meeting & Lecture

    Monday, December 12, 2022, 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM NL
    Lecture AI-Assisted Well Trajectory Planning: Cases from Norway, UK & Middle East by Norbert Dolle (White Space Solutions)
    The Hague, Netherlands

  • Virtual Meeting - Distinguished Lecturer Arash Taleghani, On Repurposing Oil and Gas Wells to Geothe

    Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM PT
    Abstract:               The number of abandoned oil and gas wells are growing over millions, significant costs are imposed to companies and government for decommissioning these wells. However, it would be very encouraging for the oil and gas industry to take advantage of these wells and use them as a source of geothermal energy. Huge upfront costs have always been a major obstacle for the development of geothermal energy. As a rule of thumb, a quarter of the costs for harvesting geothermal energy is going toward drilling and one third of the costs is spent for completions. One obvious solution is avoiding these costs by repurposing existing oil and gas wells to generate geothermal power at the end of their economic production life. In some regions of extensive hydrocarbon explorations, the geothermal gradient can be very steep, providing potential well candidates for conversion. Taking into consideration the local energy demand, potential market, existing infrastructure, and technical challenges, a conversion strategy for the existing wells is discussed specially in terms of the wellbore integrity requirement and steps to ensure hydrocarbon containment during the heat extraction process. Potential challenges in inspection and preparation of these wells in terms of well integrity and productivity with possible remedies will be discussed in this presentation. Speaker Bio:          Dr. Arash Dahi Taleghani is a tenured associate professor of petroleum engineering at Pennsylvania State University. Before joining Penn State, he was an associate professor of Petroleum Engineering at Louisiana State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He has about 12 years combined experience in applied engineering, research and in academia and is a registered professional engineer.  Dr. Dahi Taleghani is the associate editor of ASME journal of Energy Resources and Technology and has numerous publications and six patent applications in the field of drilling and completion. In 2014, he received the Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty from the Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE). He has also received SPE Eastern North America Regional Completion Optimization and Technology in 2017. He is currently conducting research in reservoir geomechanics, hydraulic fracturing, wellbore integrity, and geothermal energy. Date:                    December 14, 2022 Time:                   11:00AM                             REGISTER HERE [spe-sanjoaquinvalley.informz.net]   You will receive a personal invitation after you have registered.

  • SPE Distinguished Lecturer Meeting–Marise Mikulis

    Friday, December 16, 2022, 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM IST
    We hope you can join us, and make the most of SPE Distinguished Lecturer–Marise Mikulis virtual visit to our section. Don’t miss this SPE Virtual Distinguished Lecturer. SPE Distinguished Lecturers are industry experts and outstanding speakers, nominated by their peers, to share their knowledge and expertise on the latest industry trends and technologies with SPE members throughout the world through visits to local sections. Successful Formula for Accelerating Change SPE Distinguished Lecturer -Marise Mikulis EnergyInnova, Inc 7:30 PM Friday, December 16, 2022 New Delhi Section Register HERE Marise Mikulis EnergyInnova, Inc Abstract: Managing change and responding to disruption have always been challenging aspects of energy professionals’ work, but lately they have accelerated and become more pressing and complex than ever. Technology advances, operational process changes, organizational shifts, the global energy transition, diversity and inclusion programs, the pandemic response, and working from home have underscored the need for successful change practices, but only 70-75% of change pursuits actually succeed well. What practices can we learn and apply from the 25-30% of these initiatives that do succeed? What is the current research in change management that can make a difference in our engineering endeavors? What professional competencies can shift our odds? This presentation discusses the core change variables of execution approach, resistance, and persistence. Fresh perspectives are offered on success levers ranging from neuroscience, to execution methods, the delivery team, performance metrics, and ultimately to establishing new norms. Woven throughout are practical, industry-relevant examples, such as new technology introduction and the global energy transition. Come get (re-)acquainted with our sister discipline, Change, in the context of the work engineers and geoscientists do. Take away best practices for addressing our sector’s challenges and shift your odds of success for reliably delivering project ROI, improving talent acquisition and retention, and advancing our ability to meet the world’s evolving energy demands. One idea you would like the members to take away from this lecture: Understand what change management competency is, the rigorous science underpinning it, core considerations for execution, and best practices that improve our odds of success in meeting today's challenges as professionals in the rapidly changing energy industry. Biography: Ms. Mikulis is a broadly accomplished Upstream leader working with business Operations to lead and successfully implement change to produce measurable business improvement. She has extensive experience navigating the change dimensions of upstream technology introduction and management; business and organization integration; digital transformation; Diversity, Equality & Inclusion; and professional coaching. Marise’s work affiliations span oilfield service, operators, high tech, and her consulting company. An active SPE member, she is a prominent voice in this change arena for the organization (SPELive, D&I). She holds a B.Sc. in Geology and Mathematics from Tufts University, and change certification (CCMP) aligned with ACMP’s standard. An Extra 45 Minutes Can Provide a World of Knowledge! Register HERE Attendee Evaluation Form

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  • IN PERSON January 10th Distinguished Lecturer Lunch

    Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM CT
    SPE Delta Members, join us for an in-person Distinguished Lecturer meeting to kick off 2023! Please use the registration button below to RSVP for the meeting.  Active SPE membership is required to RSVP on the website - please email spedelta504@gmail.com if you or a colleague are interested in attending as a non-member guest. Lunch Provided! Date:  Tuesday, January 10, 2023 @ 11 AM. Lecture to begin at 12 PM. Location: Holiday Inn New Orleans-Downtown Superdome Room location to be sent to registered attendees ahead of meeting. 330 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 Topic & Lecturer: Dr. Dan Hill: Acid Stimulation of Carbonate Formations: Matrix Acidizing or Acid Fracturing? Carbonate reservoirs contain about 40% of the world’s conventional oil and gas reservoirs, including some of the largest oil reservoirs in the world. These formations are very amenable to stimulation by acids, either through matrix acid injection below fracturing pressure, or by acid fracturing. This talk will present the latest methodologies for design and evaluation of carbonate acid stimulation treatments. Comparison of predictions of the latest models of matrix acidizing and acid fracturing leads to a coherent criterion for selecting which stimulation method is best for any given reservoir. So rather than relying on simple rules of thumb based exclusively on reservoir permeability, the engineer can now select the best acid stimulation method for any carbonate reservoir. We now have a rigorous, straightforward methodology to select the best acid stimulation method for any well completed in a carbonate formation. Bio: Dr. A. Daniel Hill is Professor and holder of the Noble Endowed Chair in Petroleum Engineering in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Hill joined the Texas A&M faculty in 2004. Previously, he taught for twenty-two years at The University of Texas at Austin after spending five years in industry. He holds a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Texas at Austin, all in chemical engineering. He is the author of 5 books, over 200 technical papers, and five patents. Through his career, he has received many SPE awards, including the SPE John Franklin Carll Award in 2014, and was named an Honorary Member of SPE and AIME in 2020. From 2014 to 2017, he was a member of the SPE Board of Directors. In 2019, Professor Hill was named a Regents Professor by the Texas A&M System Board of Regents. An Extra 45 Minutes Can Provide a World of Knowledge!

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    New Orleans, LA, United States

  • Vinod Kesava from Climate Resources International explains Carbon Credits (Carbon101)

    Thursday, January 12, 2023, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM SGT
    Vinod is a carbon markets specialist with 20 years’ experience in the carbon markets. He is the CEO and  co-founder of CRX.    He has launched auction systems for carbon credits, originated over 100 different carbon credit programs and has over 50MT of Carbon Assets under management in CRX. The Carbon 101 talk will explain to engineers what a Carbon Credit is, how they are originated, valued and traded and where Oil and Gas Engineers sit in the carbon ecosystem along with an explanation of where CCUS is right now in the Carbon Credit space in our region.  An open discussion will follow and delicious buffet will be served. No charge. Donations accepted for catering costs (receipts available). Donations can be made via Paynow to WCW (Treasurer) on ‪8337 4173‬ - please include your name and event date in the reference.

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • 22nd Annual SPE-OKC Pistol League

    Friday, January 13 - Friday, February 24, 2023
    SPE-OKC Pistol League When: January 13th & 27th and February 10th & 24th 2023 You must Check-in between 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM Where: H&H Gun Range, 400 S. Vermont, Suite 110, OKC, OK 73108 (Near I-40 & Meridian} • Must have SPE dues current (with proof) prior to 1st shoot • Lunch included each shooting day. • Ammunition is not provided. No Steel Core Bullets!! • Scoring will be on an individual basis. • Scorecards, to count, must be turned in each Friday. • Hearing and eye protection required for all Shooters. • All handguns are to be HOLSTERED when not in use. • Must shoot on 3 of the 4 Fridays to qualify for the drawing. Must be present to win. • Center fire pistol or revolver. No compensated/modified handguns. • Must have holster, 4 magazines/speed loaders and magazine holders prior to the 1st shoot. • NO ALCOHOL! Must agree to and follow all safety rules. • LIMITED TO THE 1ST 85 SHOOTERS TO SIGN UP!! For Questions call Phil Owens: (405) 642-0402 or Dave Harris (405) 641-9551 or Randall Thompson (405) 664-4636

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    Oklahoma City, OK, United States

  • Optimizing Field Development and Predicting EUR Utilizing Geochemistry

    Friday, January 13, 2023, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM MT
    Don’t miss this SPE Distinguished Lecturer!   Optimizing Field Development and Predicting EUR Utilizing Geochemistry George Norton Red Bluff Resources LLC 12:00 PM (Lunch @ 11:15 AM) Friday, January 13, 2023 Wyoming Petroleum Section Lunch is $20 - The Talk is FREE! Occasions By Cory 303 S. Wolcott St. Casper, WY 82601 https://goo.gl/maps/3kQgU531WirmVLK89 RSVP @ wygeology@gmail.com In-Person & available on Zoom

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    Casper, WY, United States

  • January General Section Meeting

    Thursday, January 19, 2023, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM PT
    The SPE San Joaquin Valley Section Invites you to attend a General Meeting in Bakersfield, California, featuring our guest speaker, Dr. Amber Krummel from Revelant and Colorado State University. Topic:                  Unlocking Value in Carbon Chain Analysis:  What They Probably Didn’t Teach You in School. Abstract:                  Oil properties such as API gravity, cloud point, pour point, paraffin content, asphaltene content, and viscosity play an important part in the profitability of a well.  Carbon Chain Analysis is a routine measurement used to determine the quality of oil vis-à-vis the distribution of light hydrocarbons to heavy hydrocarbons. Gas chromatography (GC) is often used to separate hydrocarbons and the hydrocarbons are detected by employing mass spectrometry (MS) or by flame ionization detector (FID).  Unfortunately, these traditional techniques cannot typically distinguish the difference between a simple linear chain hydrocarbon like dodecane and a 1-ring hydrocarbon with 12 carbons because the difference in mass is only that of two hydrogens.  Are the twelve carbons organized in a linear chain, a branched chain, a ring, or even a multi-ring configuration?  This information is important because it impacts how production engineers deal with a paraffin problem, an asphaltene problem, a viscosity problem, or an emulsion problem, each of which have implications for well optimization practices and profitability.  We will use multiple case studies from wells in the Mid-Con and Pacific Basins to demonstrate a non-traditional analytical approach to help production engineers understand how well optimization practices are influenced by information regarding the molecular shape of hydrocarbons. Speaker Bio:           Dr. Krummel is the Vice President of Research and Development with Revelant and an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Colorado State University.  She completed her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin—Madison under the supervision of Prof. Martin Zanni and was a Harvard Postdoctoral Fellow under the supervision of Prof. David Weitz.  In 2010, Dr. Krummel joined the faculty of Colorado State University in the Department of Chemistry.  Dr. Krummel focuses her research on probing chemical structure and dynamics in the condensed phase.  Professor Krummel has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2013, the Department of Energy Early Career Award in 2015; in addition, Professor Krummel was named as a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in recognition of her work.  Time:                   Doors open at 11:00AM for lunch and networking                               Program begins at 11:45 AM Registration fee:                                     $15.00 Location:             CRC Plaza, Coastal Room                               900 Old River Road                               Bakersfield, CA 93311                               Google Maps Link Park in any available parking spot and enter through the main entrance. Check in with the receptionist and proceed through the double doors. The Coastal Room will be immediately on your right after passing through the entrance doors.     To join SPE or to renew an expired membership, click here .  Once your membership is confirmed contact the program chair to access the member links.

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  • Entrepreneurship in the Transitioning Oilfield:

    Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM EAT
    Building an entrepreneurial venture is a challenge underestimated by most founders. During periods of stability within a given industry, founders face the normal stresses that come from building a startup: a lack of resources, having to serve in multiple functional roles, powerful customers, unclear business model, loneliness, stress to personal finances, and more. During periods of substantial upheaval, as the oil and gas industry is facing today, the challenges – and the rewards – can be even greater. This lecture will equip attendees with a thorough understanding of how to build a successful entrepreneurial venture during this time of energy transition. Core universal concepts applicable to creating a successful startup will be presented, while industry-specific trends will be explored to highlight areas that are ripe for innovation. At the end of the lecture, attendees should have a grounding in how to approach building a successful startup during this period of intense transition in the oilfield. Speaker: Omar Abou-Sayed Charges: Professionals 1000ksh, Students 500 Ksh Pay to SPE Nairobi Section Account Paybill:600100 Account:0100007231223

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    Nairobi, KE, Kenya

  • 26th Annual Wintertime Sporting Clays League

    Friday, February 3 - Friday, April 14, 2023
    SPE-OKC 26TH ANNUAL WINTERTIME SPORTING CLAYS LEAGUE WHEN: Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. February 3rd & 17th – March 3rd & 17th & 3 1th & April 14th , 2023 PLACE: Quail Ridge Sporting Clays 2401 McLoud Rd. East on I-40 to exit 176. North on McLoud Rd 1.5 miles & East into. COST: $300 per shooter (DOES NOT INCLUDE SHELLS) covers all six 50 shot shoots OPEN TO ALL SPE MEMBERS and their guests! 1. You must shoot on at least 4 of these Fridays. (SPE will pay for 6 shoots only. Additional score cards will not be accepted and must be paid by yourself). 2. If you miss a Friday, you can make it up anytime prior to the next shoot. 3. In order to be considered for the awards, you must have six scores and have attended a minimum of 4 (Four) Friday shoots. Only 2 scores will be accepted per shooting day. Only 1 score on the last Friday. All scores must be turned in by 1:00 p.m. April 14th to count in the overall scoring. 4. NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED AT ANY TIME BEFORE, DURING OR AFTER. 5. EYE AND EAR PROTECTION REQUIRED. 6. Awards will be given after the final shoot on April 14th. You MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! 7. NO SHOT LARGER THAN 7 ½ This event is set up for individuals and all handicapping for awards will be done by range personnel. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact: PHIL OWENS at (405) 642-0402, Randall Thompson at 405 664-4636

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    McLoud, OK, United States

  • Joint event with SEAPEX and AIEN: 2023, will it be a better year?

    Friday, February 3, 2023, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM SGT
    Rystad present a look ahead on 2023 trends and things to expect for the upstream Oil and Gas Industry. Bios of speakers: Prateek Pandey Vice President, Upstream Research prateek.pandey@rystadenergy.com Prateek Pandey is a Vice President with Rystad Energy focusing on Southeast Asia upstream oil and gas analysis. With a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering and seven years of experience in the industry, he has worked offshore and on global oil and gas projects before joining Rystad Energy. Prateek’s well-rounded knowledge in engineering concepts and his practical approach provided a solid foundation for his role as an analyst in the industry. Kaushal Ramesh Vice President, LNG and Power Markets Research kaushal.ramesh@rystadenergy.com Kaushal Ramesh is an analyst within Rystad Energy’s Gas & Power team, focusing on gas market fundamentals in the Asia Pacific region. His expertise includes pricing forecasts and development work within Rystad Energy’s gas, LNG, and power products. He worked for ExxonMobil for five years, managing several portfolios spanning upstream and gas market research, LNG shipping operations, refined products, and petrochemical shipping operations. Note on payment - do not prepay here with Paypal.  Please pay at event.

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    singapore, Singapore

  • How to find your future dream job in an uncertain oil and gas market

    Monday, February 6, 2023, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM EET
    We are proud to invite you for a meeting: "How to find your future dream job in an uncertain oil and gas market" with  Oxana Bristowe , Founder and Managing Director of the executive search and executive coaching firm Stand 4More Ltd. based in London, United Kingdom. With over 20 years of experience in executive search industry Oxana has recruited senior executive and non-executive directors for a wide range of international public and private companies including Oil & Gas companies. She is currently supporting MBA and EMBA students from London Business School as a career advisor. To register follow the link: https://lnkd.in/dPz3KaR7

  • SPE Trondheim Distinguished Lecture and Networking Event

    Monday, February 6, 2023, 05:30 PM - 10:00 PM SE
    Society of Petroleum Engineers, Trondheim Section would like to welcome students and professionals to an SPE Distinguished Lecturer and Networking event. We invite you to join us for knowledge transfer and networking with students and professionals at the Bazar Brattøra! Program: 17:30 - Welcome and buffet dinner opening 18:30 - SPE Distinguished Lecturer talk by Tom Emelander (Weatherford) - "Sidetracking with Whipstocks: An Efficient Method for Increasing Your Operational and Asset Value" 19:30 - Technical presentation by Saumitra Dwivedi (Equinor ASA) - "Data-Driven Spatiotemporal Modeling of Reservoir Pressure Dynamics in a Giant Saturated Oil Field in Libya" 20:15 - Networking Prices are 99,- for SPE student members and 159,- for SPE professional members. The price for non-members is 599,-. The price includes a welcome drink and a buffet dinner. We encourage you to buy your tickets early, as there is a limited number of spots available. P.S. Not a member of SPE? Join here (free student membership): www.spe.org/en/members/

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    Trondheim, Norway

  • February Monthly Meeting

    Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM CT
    Tyler Rutherford, Completion Engineer, and Jon Giesbrecht, Business Development Manager, with Cold Bore Technology will present, "Data Transformation in Frac Industry Requires Two Parties to be Data Mature – the Supplier and the Buyer"
    San Antonio, TX, United States

  • Maximize Value from Existing Fields with Extended Reach Drilling and Novel Well Technology

    Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM CET
    Maximize Value from Existing Fields with Extended Reach Drilling and Novel Well Technology By Kristian Solhaug (Fishbones), Fabian Bjørnseth (Aker BP) Fishbones stimulation technology is an open hole completion stimulation system. Fishbones is installed as part of the open hole lower completion and comprises subs that house up to 12-meter-long tubes referred to as needles. Multiple subs can be spaced out along the liner. The needles extend into the formation in one single circulation operation with all laterals created simultaneously. The result is a well with numerous laterals, connecting the wellbore to the reservoir, thereby increasing reservoir exposure, increasing accessible reserves, and increasing productivity. Edvard Grieg is an oil field producing from high permeable sandstone and low permeable conglomerate formation. The tight conglomerate holds significant part of the initial oil in place and drainage of the formation is a vital part of the field development strategy. The development of Fishbones drilling stimulation techniques was started to ensure economic well rates from the tight formations. The Valhall field consists of oil accumulations in soft chalk formations, with up to 50% initial porosity. The completion techniques of choice have changed significantly over the life of the field and, focus has been on achieving economical production rates while avoiding chalk influx plugging the wellbores. Since 2009, Fishbones technology has been continuously under development to enable a low-cost alternative to proppant fracturing. The presentation will describe technology development progress, the implementation of the technology to date, as well as future plans for the two fields

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • SPE Japan Additional DL 2022-2023 at INPEX (Feb. 10, 2023)

    Friday, February 10, 2023, 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM JP
    Sidetracking with Whipstocks: An Efficient Method for Increasing Your Operational and Asset Value Tom Emelander (Weatherford Intl.) Abstract: As the demand increases to lower overall cost of accessing reserves, more reliable operations during the well construction process are required and refined methods for maximizing the value of existing assets must be considered. In drilling operations, there are numerous reasons why sidetracking may be a planned or contingency event. Additionally, many if not all, fields have existing assets that can potentially be utilized to reestablish or increase production while reducing cost and footprint associated with a new drill. One option of sidetracking a well involves a ramp directionally anchored in the casing or open hole to create a window for future drilling and completion assemblies. Whipstock sidetracking has evolved as a viable solution to add operational value in both new and mature wells. Through technological advances, whipstock operations have become more efficient and can cover most applications for new drills and re-entries. With additional evolutions in drilling capabilities and more complex wellbore design, sidetracking in casing or open hole can provide an economical advantage over traditional contingency solutions. From an overall cost per foot perspective, multilateral and re-entry projects can reduce the operational spend to access additional reserves while reducing the environmental footprint. With extensive run history and ever-increasing developments in equipment, competency, and data driven analytics, the scope and success for whipstock sidetracking operations provides operators with lower risk options to further industry optimization. This presentation will focus on identification of applications and methods to increase operational efficiency in the process of drilling and completing wells along with recovering stranded production in existing fields. Biography: Tom Emelander is the Product Line Manager for Weatherford’s Whipstock Systems. His early career focused on support and implementation of Casing Exit Technologies. After gaining operational experience, he was elevated to Technical Specialist where he guided his team to significant improvements in service quality. His recent role is focused on increasing efficiencies, developing new technologies, and working with operators on highly innovative re-entry projects including multiple industry first installations. Regarded as a subject matter expert, he has authored multiple technical papers and industry articles. Tom has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Western Michigan University.
    Tokyo, Japan

  • SPE NL February Meeting & Lecture

    Monday, February 13, 2023, 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM NL
    Perforation Optimization through Lab Testing **TICKET SHOP OPENS 10:00, Monday 30th JANUARY**
    The Hague, Netherlands

  • February 2023 LASPE Petroleum Technology

    Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM PT

  • February 14 General Meeting - GeoSteering

    Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CT
    General Meeting Geosteering Presented by: Camden Crowley – Stratagraph     February 14, 2023     Noon – 1 PM CST     11:30 AM  Lunch served      Petroleum Club of Lafayette -  111 Heymann Blvd, Lafayette, LA  Register for meal headcount and early registration discount by SUNDAY, FEB 12th.   Abstract A presentation describing and highlighting the benefits and uses of geosteering.  With horizontal drilling technologies continuously evolving, geosteering is a necessary tool used to overcome obstacles faced in unconventional directional drilling.  While providing solutions and techniques that will maximize ROP and proactively aid in the avoidance of troublesome formations (sticky, abrasive, etc.), minimize tortuosity, and boost payzone exposure, geosteering also abets with reservoir characterization and well pad optimization.  This presentation will cover different tool measurements and other data commonly used in geosteering as well as the significance of formation evaluation and log analysis.  In short, geosteering is instrumental in the tasks of increasing efficiencies in drilling, casing operations, and making a more productive well.       Biography                                      Camden Crowley completed his degree at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.  Shortly after graduating, he accepted a position with Pathfinder Energy Services as a M/LWD Field Engineer.  After completing nearly all of Pathfinder's internal theory and tool training course offerings and 3 years in the field, he accepted a position as a Well Placement Engineer in the elite PayZone Steering (PZS) group.  As part of this team which supported all PZS field Operations remotely and provided remote geosteering services for multiple clients across NAL he continued to hone his craft.  This group worked closely with the software development team to further improve PZS geosteering software.  Following his time with Pathfinder/Schlumberger, Camden moved on to start a firm with 2 of his former team members in the PZS group aptly named Legacy Steering, LLC.  Up until the end of 2020, Legacy Steering continued to offer geosteering and data analytics services.  Over this time, Camden concurrently worked for various clients providing M/LWD services as a consultant.  In January 2020, Camden joined Gordon Technologies as MWD Field Engineer where he was tasked with aiding in the commercialization of Gordon’s new Azimuthal Gamma Ray tool by providing field testing as well as training of peers.  Near the end of 2021, Camden was introduced to William Hagan, CEO at Stratagraph, through a mutual acquaintance.  After their introduction, William graciously presented Camden an offer to join Stratagraph Geosteering acting as Vice President where he manages operations and the geosteering team.  Camden is a proud father of 3 beautiful children and husband to his devoted wife, Carly.  He enjoys spending his free time with family and friends, attending the kids extracurricular activities, amateur photography, fishing, and making with all things electronic. Any feedback will be welcome for the Evangeline Section meeting:  SPEEvangelineSection@gmail.com Recommended guidelines regarding COVID-19 will be followed.  Lunch served ~11:30 AM.   Anyone with an interest in this subject is very welcome to attend. *Note Pricing Details SPE Members: $25 if paid by Sunday, February 12, 2023. $30 if registered by February 12, 2023 and select Pay at Door.           Note the email invoice will show $25, but $30 will be charged at the door. $30 if no pre-registration. If you use a Petroleum Club Membership to pay, please register and choose Pay at Door.  Your Petroleum Club account will be charged $30.   NON-SPE Members: $35 if paid by Sunday, February 12, 2023. $40 if registered by February 12, 2023 and select Pay at Door.           Note the email invoice will show $35, but $40 will be charged at the door. $40 if no pre-registration. For Petroleum Club Membership to pay, please register and choose Pay at Door.        Your Petroleum Club account will be charged $40. Students/Faculty: First ten (10) are free; >10 then $10 / $15 at door.  Students/Faculty must email  David Boucher  for lunch vouchers by Monday, February 13th 10 AM and there is no need to register on the SPE website. Members in Transition (looking for work): $0 in-person if pre-registered by February 13, 2022.  Join us to network and keep your industry knowledge current at no cost if you are not currently employed  AND Please email  David Boucher .  See this guide for step-by-step instructions on registering.    If you have trouble registering, try disabling the pop-up blocker in your web browser.  If you continue to have problems, contact  speevangelinesection@gmail.com . To receive a  Continuing Education Credit Certificate by email, please email Continuing Education Credit Certificate by February 14 or sign the roster at the meeting.  You will be emailed after our meeting.  For questions:  SPEEvangelineSection@gmail.com or Lillian Espinoza-Gala  or 985-381-4099.

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    Lafayette, LA, United States

  • Monthly Meeting: Overview of the Middle Velkerri Shale, Beetaloo Sub-basin, NT, Australia

    Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM CT
    ABSTRACT The Beetaloo sub-basin is a Mesoproterozoic to Neoproterozoic sedimentary basin that overlies the western extension of the McArthur Basin. The target source rock intervals of the Beetaloo sub-basin are found within the Mesoproterozoic Roper Group, a thick sedimentary package consisting of quartz sandstones, siltstones, and organic-rich siliceous mudstones. The Velkerri Formation (~1.4 billion years old) of the Roper Group has been identified as an unconventional exploration target.  To date, only a handful of horizontal wells have been drilled in the basin.  Most have targeted the Middle Velkerri B shale, which is considered the most prospective of the stacked, organic-rich shales of the Roper Group, and is estimated to contain >200 TCF of recoverable gas resources.  There is an estimated additional 100-200 TCF of recoverable gas resources within the other 3 shale targets.  The remote setting of the Beetaloo Sub-basin and lack of infrastructure are the main hurdles to overcome on the pathway to development and commercialization.  The recent influx of U.S. shale drilling expertise has already demonstrated marked improvements in drilling times, and recent U.S. investment capital has been secured, demonstrating increasing confidence in the viability of the play. SPEAKER BIO Donny received his BS in Biology/Secondary Education from Asbury University in Wilmore, KY in 1998 and his MA in Secondary Education from Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY in 2006.  After ten years of teaching middle and high school science in Lexington, KY, he left the teaching profession to pursue his MS in Geology, which he received from the University of Kentucky in 2010.  He joined Pioneer in 2010, where his initial role was focused on operations and development geology for the company’s assets in the liquids-rich Barnett Combo Play of the Ft. Worth Basin.  After that, he worked as a regional geologist on the Southern Wolfcamp and Permian Asset Teams, focusing on geologic, petrophysical, and geomechanical mapping and analysis for appraisal, drilling optimization, and development of Pioneer’s Midland Basin Wolfcamp and Spraberry assets in west Texas.  He also worked in Pioneer’s Water Management group where he managed a technical team aimed at characterizing saltwater disposal zones in the Midland Basin.  Under his leadership, the team completed a full geologic and reservoir characterization of the basin’s shallow San Andres and deep Ellenburger disposal zones, developing depositional, diagenetic, and porosity evolution models for both intervals as well as a static 3D geocellular facies model used for numerical modeling, disposal capacity estimation, and pressure prediction.  He recently joined Tamboran Resources LTD, based in Sydney, Australia as the company’s Geoscience Technical Advisor, where he is focused on exploring for hydrocarbons in the gas-rich Beetaloo Sub-basin in Australia’s Northern Territory.  Donny’s interests include hiking, backpacking, playing the drums, riding motorcycles/ATVs, playing softball and beach volleyball, binge-watching ‘90s sitcoms on Netflix and, most of all, spending time with his wife and two children at their home in Carrollton, TX.

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    Farmers Branch, TX, United States

  • February General Section Meeting

    Thursday, February 16, 2023, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM PT
    The SPE San Joaquin Valley Section Invites you to attend a General Meeting in Bakersfield, California, featuring our guest speaker, Patrick Hayes from Tracerco. Topic:                  EOR, CCUS and CCS Tracer Applications for Extending the Producing Life of Existing Wells in a Highly Regulated Environment Abstract: Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in existing fields has proven to be an essential tool for extending the life and improving the economics of known reserves. From testing initial concepts through pilot studies through late-life evaluations using different EOR practices, chemical tracers are used to answer many questions towards enhancing performance of a company’s maturing asset.  The presentation will review innovations in liquid chemical tracers and case studies on how chemical tracers can be utilized to answer questions of remaining oil in place, understanding CO2 injection performance in gas and WAG floods, polymer applications, huff-n-puff and conventional water flood projects. The presentation will wrap up with discussions for the application of chemical tracers in CO2 injection projects for CCS and other gas sequestration applications in old fields and other suitable reservoirs. Speaker Bio:             Patrick has more than 17 years with Tracerco performing various operational and managerial roles in the upstream and downstream services areas. Patrick has worked in the upstream, midstream and downstream business units to enhance client’s production and help with gaining efficiencies. While working for Tracerco overseas Patrick was responsible for the operations and management of the projects performed in the North Sea, Europe, Middle East, and parts of North and West Africa. In the US, Patrick has managed the Subsea and Reservoir business teams and is now focused on the reservoir business development to work with operators to gain operating efficiency and better exploit reservoirs. He currently lives in Southern Texas along the Gulf Coast. Time:                    Doors open at 11:00AM for lunch and networking                               Program begins at 11:30 AM Location:             Aera Energy                              Google Maps Link   Registration fee:                                     $15.00 Registration will close 24 hours prior to the event. You can attend as a walk-in and pay at the event. However, walk-in lunch availability will be limited.

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    Bakersfield, CA, United States

  • Local Lecture: Reservoir-on-a-Chip Micromodels: Tiny Tools for A Big Industry

    Thursday, February 16, 2023, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM ET
    Speaker: Wei Wang, Ph.D. Time: Thursday, February 16th, 2023, 11AM-1PM (Lecture & light lunch) Location: Aramco Research Center - Boston (400 Technology Square, 4th floor) Registration: Registration is required and is limited to 30 people in-person . Must be a SPE member. Linked form must be filled out as well as RSVPing below. Abstract: Applications of nanomaterials and nanotechnology in the oil and gas industry have been on the rise over the past decade. As a major step forward in realizing the vision of a much in-demand “Reservoir-on-a-Chip” technology, microfluidic devices have been applied as micromodels for oil reservoirs, which opened a new window into high throughput advancement of reservoir and oilfield chemistry. In this review, recent progress and perspectives on applications of microfluidics technology in the oil and gas industry are discussed. Microfluidics consist of microfabricated structures that have small volume capacity and features for liquid handling, with cross sections that range from nanometer to micrometer. The dimensions, geometries and surface properties of microfluidic chips are precisely tailored through nanofabrication and post chemical modification, so that the nano/micro-scale porosity and wettability of the microchannels can be tuned to faithfully resemble natural reservoir rocks. Miniaturized microfluidic device provides an ideal tool for studying the transport processes of fluids at high temporal and spatial resolution. With the advantage of excellent optical transparency, microfluidic micromodels allow us to directly visualize and quantify the multiphase flows and geochemical fluid−rock interactions by advanced spectroscopic and microscopic imaging techniques, elucidating the complex fluid behavior in oil recovery processes. As an example, a specifically designed micromodel system enables water−oil displacement experiments to be performed rapidly in very small-volume samples for dramatically accelerated screening of candidate chemicals or nano-agent additive formulations for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations, significantly reducing time and cost compared to conventional coreflooding experiments. Biography: Dr. Wei Wang is a Research Science Consultant who joined Aramco Research Center-Boston as a founding member in 2012. His current research focus is on the application of advanced materials and nanotechnology for reservoir engineering. Wei was a Staff R&D Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) from 2001-2012, where he received the Stanley I. Auerbach Award in 2009. Wei obtained his Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1993 with the honor of the CAS Presidential Award. He has authored 160+ research papers, 5 book chapters and 40+ US patent applications. Wei is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACSF), and also served as a Program Committee Member for SPE-ATCE and ACS National Meetings. Please fill out the linked form as well as RSVPing below.

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    Cambridge, MA, United States

  • February Meeting - Thad Toups and Reserve Reports

    Thursday, February 16, 2023, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM CT
    For our February section meeting, join us at the Petroleum Club of Fort Worth where Thad Toups will present “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…Reserve Report Season” Abstract: What is a Reserve Report and how are they used in our industry? Attendees will get to look behind the curtain on how a 3rd party firm evaluates and certifies reserves in this presentation. Thad will leverage his experience to go over some common pitfalls engineers make in reserve estimates, along with observations and musings from the life of a consultant. Speaker bio : Thad Toups, P.E. is the President & Owner of Haas Engineering, a third-party reservoir engineering firm in Dallas, Texas. Thad has over 19 years of evaluation experience covering nearly all domestic plays and is considered a key resource by the industry in technology, data analysis, and reservoir engineering best practices. Prior to joining Haas Engineering in 2004, Thad worked as a process engineer for Citgo’s Corpus Christi refinery. Thad received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in Texas and a proud SPE member.

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    Fort Worth, TX, United States

  • 17th Annual Mardi Gras Gala

    Saturday, February 18, 2023, 05:00 PM - 11:00 PM CT
    The Society of Petroleum Engineers OKC chapter is hosting the 17th Annual SPE Gala fundraiser benefitting Willow Springs Boys Ranch on February 18th, 2023 on the 50th floor of Devon Tower in Oklahoma City. Wear your favorite mask and suit and look forward to a silent auction, balloon raffle and our signature casino games! Three course dinner, two drink tickets and $50 casino cash included in each ticket purchase. Willow Springs Boys Ranch (WSBR) is a long-term residential childcare program that accepts boys between the ages of 7-12 years old who find themselves in a family crisis or abandoned or are from a broken or dysfunctional home. We are seeking event sponsors as well as donations for a silent auction from which all proceeds benefit WSBR. Both cash value donations and item donations are notably appreciated. For larger valued donations we have a sponsor level tier where your company will be recognized largely at the event. We appreciate your continued support for this event and for WSBR. Please contact Byron Cottingham (cottinghamconsulting@gmail.com) for further sponsorship details or to pledge your support. Keynote Speaker - Jeremy Humphers , Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer , Devon Energy

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    Oklahoma City, OK, United States

  • Local Lecture: ACES Delta Project: Low-Carbon, Green Hydrogen Energy Storage

    Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM ET
    Title ACES Delta Project: Low-Carbon, Green Hydrogen Energy Storage Abstract With both domestic and international priorities in low-carbon energy solutions, hydrogen has become a popular potential alternative for large-scale power generation and other energy related uses. However, though in many ways ideal as an emissions free fuel source, hydrogen faces significant complications, both commercial and operational, and while generation and end-use are often highlighted in the discussion around the hydrogen economy, no commodity application can succeed without an expansive, reliable, and scalable infrastructure system including efficient transmission and storage facilities. Specific to storage, though natural gas and other commodity fluids has long been established as a safe, efficient and commercially viable means of storing energy, very few facilities currently exist that replicate these efforts for hydrogen, and while these salt cavern facilities have been operating for many years, no proof of concept exists globally for the large-scale storage of pure hydrogen in porous media, which currently accounts for the largest share of natural gas storage by a significant margin. Finding long term, large scale storage solutions for hydrogen storage still remains a challenge for the emerging hydrogen economy. One such storage facility is the ACES Delta project, a joint venture by Magnum and Mitsubishi currently being developed in Delta, Utah that will create the world’s largest green hydrogen storage facility. This facility will take excess renewable electricity from the grid, store that energy as hydrogen in salt caverns through electrolysis, which will later fuel a hydrogen fired power plant and return the energy to the grid based on demand. This presentation will highlight the ACES project design as a case study for future commercial hydrogen opportunities, and will also summarize the current and potential future state of the hydrogen economy and focus on the physical and financial challenges involved in the storage and transport of hydrogen at scale. Bio Zachary Evans is the Reservoir Storage Manager for WSP, a global leader in underground energy storage consulting, where he leads reservoir engineering and business development efforts in both traditional natural gas storage and other porous media applications. Mr. Evans has over 15 years of underground storage experience, having spent the majority of his career as a Senior Storage Engineer for the Columbia Gas / TC Energy family of companies operating the continent’s largest underground storage and pipeline system. Prior to his time in storage, he spent several years working as an MWD/LWD engineer for Schlumberger Drilling & Measurements with international placements in Saudi Arabia, Southeast Asia and Australia. He serves on the Southern Gas Association’s Underground Storage Committee, is a two-time chair of the SGA’s Underground Storage Roundtable, served as a team lead for the American Petroleum Institute’s review of underground storage recommended practices, and recently completed service as a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers International Board as the Regional Director of North America. Mr. Evans has a B.S. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from West Virginia University and currently resides in the Charleston, West Virginia metro area. 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  • The Role of CCS and Hydrogen in the Energy Transition

    Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 11:45 AM - 02:00 PM ET
    Hon Chung Lau Low Carbon Energies Abstract: 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 anthropogenic 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.   Biography: Prof. Lau worked for Shell's upstream business for 35 years where he had held positions in R&D, field development planning, technical assurance, training, project management and technical leadership.  From 2016-2021, he was a professor of practice at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and senior scientific advisor at Singapore's Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).  At NUS, he taught and conducted research on unconventional and renewable energy resources.  In 2021, Prof. Lau founded Low Carbon Energies, a consulting firm focusing on the energy transition.   He holds BSc and PhD in chemical engineering from Caltech and Princeton, respectively, and is a registered professional engineer in Texas.  He is also an adjunct professor at the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at Rice University. Early Bird registrations end 13th February 2023 Registrations end 20th February 2023

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    Sydney, NSW, Australia

  • WEBINAR: La Sistemática de los Contratos Inteligentes

    Thursday, February 23, 2023, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM VET

  • SPE DL: The Digital Twin for Production Optimization - with Emphasis on Compositional Modeling

    Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM BRT
    Palestrante: Kristian Mogensen  ( ADNOC HQ ). Abstract: A digital twin is essentially a digital representation of a physical system such as a well, pump, compressor, or a series of connected items. Sometimes, machine-learning algorithms can assist in analyzing large amounts of data within domains such as preventive maintenance. The value proposition of a digital twin is to have a complete overview of all fluid streams in the production and injection network to enable automation of production capacity planning subject to current and future constraints. The digital solution must be versatile, maintainable, accurate, and with a quick turnaround time to address dynamic changes in market demand as well as the supply side down to the individual wells. Integrated asset models (IAM) have been around for the past two decades or so. These models have become more sophisticated but also require more effort to maintain. The Digital Oil Field (DOF) orchestrates data exchange between different IT systems to feed a calibrated IAM model. An IAM-DOF system provides an up-to-date overview of all fluid streams to maximize value creation subject to a number of constraints. The digital solution must be versatile, maintainable, accurate, and with a quick turnaround time to address dynamic changes in market demand as well as the supply side. So far, digital twins have mainly focused on mimicking small, well-defined systems, whereas IAM models tend to address the bigger picture. Can we take the best from both worlds? Do you need to? And how would you go about developing such a technical solution? These are some of the aspects which we will discuss in this presentation. When you blend different fluid systems together, you need a robust fluid description at well level. Complicating factors may arise, such as compositional variation at reservoir level, gas coning as well as breakthrough of injection gas. Many such technical details must be factored in, without losing sight of the overall goal: to create more value. Biography: Kristian Mogensen works as a Senior Specialist at ADNOC Upstream in Abu Dhabi and is the receiver of the 2020 SPE Regional Award on Reservoir Description and Dynamics. Kristian has published more than 35 SPE papers and holds 20 patents. His main technical interests include enhanced oil recovery, pore-scale physics, matrix-acid stimulation, and fluid phase behavior. He serves as technical editor for SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering and as Associate Editor for Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. Kristian earned MSc and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. OBS.: o s membros da SPE presentes poderão requerer após a palestra o   certificado de participação internacional   para seu currículo (Escrever para:   errrodrigues@gmail.com ).

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  • March 2 Study Group - Engineering Ethics

    Thursday, March 2, 2023, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CT
    Study Group Engineering Ethics     Thursday, March 2, 2023      Noon – 1 PM CST     11:30 AM  Lunch served      Petroleum Club of Lafayette -  111 Heymann Blvd, Lafayette, LA  Register for meal headcount and early registration discount by TUESDAY, FEB 28th.   Abstract Ethical practices are important for upholding industry standards, improving the public perception of our industry, and preserving our individual and our employer’s integrity. This meeting will include an introduction to concepts and guidelines for professional ethics, a brief review of recent changes to the applicable rules, and a discussion of some real examples of the ethical challenges that can arise in the practice of petroleum engineering. Please contact the speaker if you know of ethical issues or experiences that would be beneficial to discuss in the meeting.  Members of all experience levels and specialties should find relevance in the examples.  Participants will be credited with 1 PDH to fulfill the annual requirement for continuing education on ethics for professional engineers.     Biography                                      John Rogers Smith retired from LSU where he was an associate professor in petroleum engineering.  Before joining LSU, he had over 20 years of industry experience in drilling, production, research, and reservoir activities. John is a life member of SPE and got his earliest training in petroleum engineering in the continuing education seminars sponsored by the SPE Evangeline section. He is a licensed professional engineer in Louisiana. Any feedback will be welcome for the Evangeline Section meeting:  SPEEvangelineSection@gmail.com Recommended guidelines regarding COVID-19 will be followed.  Lunch served ~11:30 AM.   Anyone with an interest in this subject is very welcome to attend. *Note Pricing Details SPE Members: $25 if paid by Tuesday, February 28, 2023. $30 if registered by Tuesday, February 28 and select Pay at Door.           Note the email invoice will show $25, but $30 will be charged at the door. $30 if no pre-registration. If you use a Petroleum Club Membership to pay, please register and choose Pay at Door.  Your Petroleum Club account will be charged $30.   NON-SPE Members: $35 if paid by Tuesday, February 28, 2023. $40 if registered by Tuesday, February 28 and select Pay at Door.           Note the email invoice will show $35, but $40 will be charged at the door. $40 if no pre-registration. For Petroleum Club Membership to pay, please register and choose Pay at Door.        Your Petroleum Club account will be charged $40. Students/Faculty: First ten (10) are free; >10 then $10 / $15 at door.  Students/Faculty must email  David Boucher for lunch vouchers by Tuesday, February 28 10 AM and there is no need to register on the SPE website. Members in Transition (looking for work): $0 in-person if pre-registered by Tuesday, February 28.  Join us to network and keep your industry knowledge current at no cost if you are not currently employed  AND Please email  David Boucher .  See this guide for step-by-step instructions on registering.    If you have trouble registering, try disabling the pop-up blocker in your web browser.  If you continue to have problems, contact  speevangelinesection@gmail.com . To receive a  Continuing Education Credit Certificate by email, please email Continuing Education Credit Certificate by March 2 or sign the roster at the meeting.  You will be emailed after our meeting.  For questions:  SPEEvangelineSection@gmail.com or John Rogers Smith or 337-534-4107.

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    Lafayette, LA, United States

  • Endorsed Event: SEAPEX Exploration Conference 2023

    Monday, March 6 - Friday, March 10, 2023
    The SEAPEX Exploration Conference is a major event of the upstream O&G in Asia. It is back after 4 years and will also be SEAPEX's 50 years anniversary. Expect an excellent technical program in geosciences along with a showcase of farmout investment opportunities. Anyone doing anything relevant connected with exploration in Asia-Pacific will be there, so this will be one of the best networking opportunity. The brochure is found here .  Contact Judy Foong for more details and registration. Direct: +65 6533 2988         Fax:   +65 6533 1886                                         Email:     seapex @ seapex .org  |  judy .foong@ seapex .org Website:  www. seapex .org
    Singapore, Singapore

  • 2023 SPE Delta Section Golf Tournament

    Friday, March 10, 2023, 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM CT
    "Come Support Energy and Engineering Education!" Shotgun Start at 8:00 AM Format: 4-Person Scramble

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    Springfield, LA, United States

  • Distinguished Lecturer

    Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM PT
    The SPE San Joaquin Valley Section Invites you to attend a Virtual Meeting featuring SPE Distinguished Lecturer, Samuel Krevor Abstract:                  Many assessments suggest that the widespread storage of CO2 in deep subsurface sedimentary rocks will be needed to avoid dangerous climate change. It is estimated that storage rates will be needed of the order 1-10 GtCO2 per year by 2050, as much fluid handling as in the oil & gas industry today. The management of individual storage sites is increasingly understood with a number of projects injecting at rates around a million tCO2 per year. However, challenges remain for the scale-up of injection rates to gigatons per year. Central to these challenges are the limitations to modelling and predicting injected CO2 movement and immobilization in the subsurface. I will present research in three areas in which digital rock techniques are used to analyze fluid dynamics and develop models of subsurface flow across scales: (1) an exploration of the pore scale fluid dynamics underlying the use of Darcy’s law to model two-phase flow (2) the upscaled impacts of small scale heterogeneity on CO2 migration and trapping, and (3) an analysis of the implications of climate change mitigation targets to growth rates and global resource capacity of subsurface CO2 storage. The one idea I would like the members to take away is that these revolutions can and will drive each other; Technology advance in digital rock reservoir characterisation is revolutionising our ability to manage subsurface fluids just at the moment that we need it to apply our skills as petroluem engineers in rising to the grand challenge of mitigating climate change. Speaker Bio:            Sam Krevor is a Reader at Imperial College London where he leads the Subsurface CO2 group and is the Faculty Advisor for the SPE student chapter. He develops digital rock techniques to characterise CO2 storage underground with over 70 highly cited papers. He manages over £10M in industry and government funded research. He received his BSc, MSc, and PhD from Columbia University and was a Postdoctoral Scholar in Energy Resource Engineering at Stanford University.

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  • Local Lecture: Scale Remediation in the Marcellus Shale: Calcium Carbonate and Iron Sulfide

    Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM ET
    Abstract : As wells in the Marcellus Shale age, scale deposits in tubing have proven to be difficult to treat and restrictions can cause well performance issues which limit options for artificial lift. Through sampling and lab analysis, the primary types of scale found are calcium carbonate and iron sulfide. Calcium carbonate and iron sulfide scale tend to become very hard when they deposit on tubing walls and, as a result, they do not broach or scrape away easily. The most effective method for scale remediation was found to be hydrochloric acid (HCl), however, HCl introduces safety and operational concerns which will be addressed and discussed in this presentation. Through engineering efforts, along with computational fluid dynamics and field trials, several iterations of acid plungers designed specifically for scale remediation have been developed and successfully implemented. The role of the acid plunger is to provide temporary liquid holdup of the acid while simultaneously gauging the tubing walls as the acid column leaks by. The liquid holdup from the acid plunger provides sufficient contact time between the acid and scale buildup, especially in the vertical section of the well. The development of this process has resulted in the successful remediation of 62 wells to date. Biography : Laura Perkins is a Senior Production Engineer with Range Resources, LLC currently focusing on well performance and optimization. She has 8 years of experience working in both production and completions operations in the Marcellus Shale. She has a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University.

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    Carnegie, PA, United States

  • Application of Oil and Gas Subsurface Evaluation Methodology to Geothermal: The Value of Data

    Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM CET
    Application of Oil and Gas Subsurface Evaluation Methodology to Geothermal: The Value of Data By Tom Bradley (Baker Hughes Company)

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • March Meeting - Nicolas Bustamante - CO2 transportation

    Thursday, March 16, 2023, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM CT
    Join us on March 16th as Nicolas  Bustamante presents " CO2 transportation from fluid characterization to practical examples on transportation/flow assurance from case studies in the US". Stay tuned for more details!

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    Fort Worth, TX, United States

  • DL - Martin Storey - A Survival Guide for Digital Transformation - note price discount and LOCATION

    Friday, March 17, 2023, 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM MY
    This event is now a breakfast event.  Please note the date change, price revision  and change of location. Description MARTIN STOREY Well Data QA A Survival Guide for Digital Transformation Abstract : When organizations everywhere are racing to embrace Digital Transformation, it is easy to get excited about the claimed possibilities and to overlook the fundamentals. It is also unclear what this will mean for most of us, our organizations and employment prospects. Hence it is reasonable to ponder and assess our readiness for these changes and the opportunities they may bring. Digital Transformation arguably began a long time ago. It was in the late 1980s that just about everyone in the oil and gas industry started using computers. These were first introduced as “productivity tools” in support of conventional work. With the benefit of experience and technological progress, organizations have evolved new workflows. Today, Information Technology projects are increasingly seen as corporate gamechangers. In this lecture, an experienced geoscientist offers his take on what Digital Transformation may mean, and suggests how to prepare to ride the wave and succeed. Specific topics will include the need for a reliable data inventory, pre-requisites for the integration of multiple data sets and for the rigorous quantification of uncertainty. All these can be implemented without disruption, at low incremental cost and great potential value to all parties. The main takeaway point is that regardless of what Digital Transformation turns out to be, some actions should be taken now rather than later to ready the organization. These actions all revolve around the systematic consolidation of specific data fundamentals. In the process, the people involved will also become better prepared and more valuable to their organization. Biography : Martin Storey is an independent practising Petrophysicist with over three decades of international experience combining field operations and the acquisition, integrated exploitation and management of well data. He consults and delivers training programs in these areas. He is a long-active member of the SPE and other associations including the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA). He was an SPWLA Distinguished Lecturer in 2019 and 2020, and received that society’s Distinguished Service Award in 2020. He has a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Stanford University, and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. Prices: $10 - students $25 - members $35 - non members. Pay at venue via Paynow or cash please.

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • IV Symposium on Exploration & Production of Unconventional Resources

    Monday, March 20 - Wednesday, March 22, 2023
    The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) invites you to the   IV Symposium on Exploration and Production of Unconventional Resources , to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 20 to 22, 2023. This symposium will enable oil and gas industry professionals to improve and share knowledge on Unconventional Resources, by exchanging experiences on new technologies, operational practices and other critical aspects of the E&P cycle. The aim of this exchange will be to avoid common mistakes and to accelerate implementation of best practices to develop Unconventional Resources cost-effectively. The main goal of the symposium is to facilitate access to increased efficiency and sustainability of the whole process, from exploration to development, production, transportation and commercialization of Unconventional Resources

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    Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • March General Section Meeting

    Thursday, March 23, 2023, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM PT
    The SPE San Joaquin Valley Section Invites you to attend a General Meeting in Bakersfield, California, featuring our guest speaker, David Gregory and Shawn Poroznik from Flexsteel Pipeline Technologies. Topic:                  Converting Liabilities into Assets: Rehabilitating Aging Infrastructure using Steel-Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipe for Carbon Capture Applications Abstract:                  Rapidly aging oil and gas infrastructure is forcing operators to seek creative ways to maintain pipeline integrity with minimal capital investment and interruption to production. Relying upon its own inherent strength and mechanical properties, flexible steel pipe uses the existing infrastructure as a conduit and does not rely on the integrity of the host pipe for future operation. This presentation highlights the successful rehabilitation of a regulated steel line with flexible steel pipe. Speaker Bio:           David Gregory, PE is the Technical Services Engineering Manager for FlexSteel Pipeline Technologies. David is a subject matter expert on maximization of operating efficiencies using spoolable reinforced composite pipelines, providing technical advice to customers, regulatory agencies, and sales personnel. David is a former Facilities Engineer for an upstream operator and holds a Petroleum Engineering degree from Texas A&M University and a Master of Energy Business degree from the University of Tulsa. Shawn Poworoznik is the Pipeline Rehabilitation Specialist for FlexSteel Pipeline Technologies. Shawn is a subject matter expert on using pipe in pipe methodology to rehabilitate and re-purpose existing pipeline infrastructure. His role is to evaluate, engineer and assist in execution of pipe in pipe projects around the world. Shawn is a former pipeline inspector for a major oil and gas operator and holds several designations for pipeline inspection with a strong focus on corrosion. These include API 1169, Welding inspection 2, Coating inspection 3, Cathodic protection inspection 3 and Corrosion Specialist 4.  Time:              Doors open at 11:00AM for lunch and networking                         Program begins at 11:30 AM Registration fee:                                     $15.00 Registration will close 24 hours prior to the event. You can attend as a walk-in and pay at the event. However, walk-in lunch availability will be limited.

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    Bakersfield, CA, United States

  • DL - Tom Emelander - Sidetracking with Whipstocks: An Efficient Method for Increasing Your Operation

    Thursday, March 23, 2023, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM SGT
    Bio: Tom Emelander is the Product Line Manager for Weatherford’s Whipstock Systems. His early career focused on support and implementation of Casing Exit Technologies.  After gaining operational experience, he was elevated to Technical Specialist where he guided his team to significant improvements in service quality.  His recent role is focused on increasing efficiencies, developing new technologies, and working with operators on highly innovative re-entry projects including multiple industry first installations.   Regarded as a subject matter expert, he has authored multiple technical papers and industry articles.  Tom has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Western Michigan University. Abstract: Sidetracking with Whipstocks: An Efficient Method for Increasing Your Operational and Asset Value   As the demand increases to lower overall cost of accessing reserves, more reliable operations during the well construction process are required and refined methods for maximizing the value of existing assets must be considered.  In drilling operations, there are numerous reasons why sidetracking may be a planned or contingency event.  Additionally, many if not all, fields have existing assets that can potentially be utilized to reestablish or increase production while reducing cost and footprint associated with a new drill.  One option of sidetracking a well involves a ramp directionally anchored in the casing or open hole to create a window for future drilling and completion assemblies. Whipstock sidetracking has evolved as a viable solution to add operational value in both new and mature wells.   Through technological advances, whipstock operations have become more efficient and can cover most applications for new drills and re-entries.  With additional evolutions in drilling capabilities and more complex wellbore design, sidetracking in casing or open hole can provide an economical advantage over traditional contingency solutions.  From an overall cost per foot perspective, multilateral and re-entry projects can reduce the operational spend to access additional reserves while reducing the environmental footprint.   With extensive run history and ever-increasing developments in equipment, competency, and data driven analytics, the scope and success for whipstock sidetracking operations provides operators with lower risk options to further industry optimization.    This presentation will focus on identification of applications and methods to increase operational efficiency in the process of drilling and completing wells along with recovering stranded production in existing fields.  
    Singapore, Singapore

  • SPE DL: An Examination of the Effects of Surface Data Acquisition Methods on Well Performance Eval..

    Friday, March 24, 2023, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM BRT
    Palestrante: Darryl Tompkins ( Revo Testing Technologies ). Abstract: It is a common practice in the development of wells to change completions designs in an effort to determine which design works best in each area. Quite often a Rate Transient Analysis (“RTA”) of the flowback / early production data is used to evaluate how well performance is affected by changes in the completion design. Many analysts faced with performing RTA struggle to have confidence in the analysis results due to poor quality production data. This presentation shows how different surface data acquisition methods effect the evaluation of well performance using common RTA techniques. Additionally, this presentation will recommend preferred methods of data acquisition and demonstrate how these methods produce less ambiguous results. Superior data quality should be a top priority if a well's performance and/or completion design needs to be evaluated quickly and accurately with RTA of the early production period. Iterative completion optimization can be a waste of time and money if the difference in a well's performance due to changes in the completion design cannot be evaluated quickly and accurately due to poor surface data acquisition methods. Biography: Darryl has spent his career working in reservoir, completions, and operations engineering in mature fields, gas storage, and unconventionals. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Revo Testing Technologies based in Houston TX where he works on developing technologies for unconventional well performance evaluations and production optimization. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and he holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Windsor, Canada. OBS.: o s membros da SPE presentes poderão requerer após a palestra o   certificado de participação internacional   para seu currículo (Escrever para:   errrodrigues@gmail.com ).

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  • SPE OKC Oil and Gas Symposium

    Monday, April 17 - Friday, April 21, 2023
    This biennial symposium is held at the Oklahoma City Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City, OK. We are devoted to showcasing the most advanced proven technologies as well as future or emerging technological concepts to further the development and production of oil and natural gas. This year’s theme is Fueling the Future, our industry will play a critical role in providing low-cost reliable energy as we diversify our energy sources. The meeting will present papers to help operators achieve commercial viability with innovative solutions to drilling, completion, and production engineering issues. The goal is to help the oil and gas industry improve well and program economics and extend commercial success to reservoirs that are difficult to produce. Visit our website for more details: https://www.speokcogs.org/

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    Oklahoma City, OK, United States

  • Monthly Meeting: New Developments in Casing Tubing Technologies - Vallourec Tubes

    Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM CT
    TITLE: New developments in casing tubing technologies ABSTRACT: The purpose of this article is to illustrate new developments in casing tubing technologies to help Oil & Gas operators in drilling and completion. Vallourec provides: (1) Prime Mapping yard service to prevent packer, cement issues (2) Pre-Installed Cable Protector solution to reduce cable protector installation time on rig floor and improves safety (3) Smart Run service to prepare casing tubing ready to run before sending to a rig. SPEAKER BIO: Jon BIBBY Vallourec Service Line – Business Development Manager Jon joined Vallourec in 2022 as OCTG Services Business Development Manager for Pre-Installed Cable Protectors. He has 30 years of experience in completions with particular focus on permanent downhole monitoring using fiber optic & electronic sensing systems. Jon worked for Expro Group, Baker Hughes Centrilift, Weatherford Bernardo STEPHANO - Vallourec Tubes – Sales director Bernardo has been working in Vallourec for 12 years on diverse fields and multiple locations worldwide. His experience includes OCTG product, oilfield accessories, and services in North America, Middle East, Asia. He holds an MBA in Tulane University and Executive Scholar Program certificate in Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management. Before Vallourec, he used to work for CEMEX in Mexico & USA for 10 years, as a regional sales manager.

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    Farmers Branch, TX, United States

  • The Evolution of Inflow Control Technology to Enhanced Oil Recovery in Thin Oil Rim: Principle, Perf

    Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM CET
    The Evolution of Inflow Control Technology to Enhanced Oil Recovery in Thin Oil Rim: Principle, Performance and Case Studies By Ismarullizam Mohd Ismail (Inflowcontrol)

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • April General Section Meeting

    Thursday, April 20, 2023, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM PT
    The SPE San Joaquin Valley Section Invites you to attend a General Meeting in Bakersfield, California, featuring our guest speaker, Winston Seiler from KCSI Aerial Patrol. Topic: Optimization of Oil Field Operations and Engineering Decision Quality with Aerial Data Abstract:                 Aerial data, including high resolution aerial imagery, gas leak detection, and thermal imagery provides added value to focus and inform both operational and engineering decision making: updated maps show the currently existing infrastructure and elevation models for project planning; change detection; hydrologic and erosion monitoring; status updates can be provided for ongoing projects; wells with potential shallow casing damage are identified to prioritize casing integrity testing and workover queues; and gas leak detection surveys.      Speaker Bio:           Winston Seiler is a commercial pilot and former Geologist with 9 years of experience in the San Joaquin Valley, including Cymric, McKittrick, Lost Hills, and San Ardo oil fields.  Time:                 Doors open at 11:00AM for lunch and networking                           Program begins at 11:30 AM Registration fee:                                          $15.00    Registration will close 24 hours prior to the event. You can attend as a walk-in and pay at the event. However, walk-in lunch availability will be limited.

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    Bakersfield, CA, United States

  • April Meeting Calendar Reminder - Speaker TBD

    Thursday, April 20, 2023, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM CT
    Hold the date! Speaker TBD.

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    Fort Worth, TX, United States

  • Pints and Posters

    Thursday, April 20, 2023, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET
    Students: Scan QR code to apply!

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    Canonsburg, PA, United States

  • 2023 LASPE Scholarship Golf Tournament, Apr. 21st

    Friday, April 21, 2023, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM PT
    Cypress, CA, United States

  • Artifical Lift - ESP specifically. A discussion by our local SME - Jeff Dwiggins

    Thursday, April 27, 2023, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM MY
    Bio Jeff Dwiggins has worked in the oil and gas industry for 30+ years and in the ESP industry since 1989. Prior to starting his consulting career, Jeff worked for Mobil Oil Corporation, Reda Pump Company and Wood Group ESP in various capacities. In 2002 Jeff founded Dwiggins Consulting LLC and subsequently founded Artificial Lift Solutions Pte Ltd (ALS), a Singapore company in 2009. Over the years Jeff has become recognized as an expert in the application and operation of electric submersible pumping systems (ESPs). Jeff and his team of engineers work on a wide variety of ESP and artificial lift projects throughout the world. Jeff was the project engineer for the initial development of cable deployed and coiled tubing deployed ESPs. Jeff holds patents on these applications and has authored papers on these topics. Additionally, Jeff has authored several SPE papers and articles on various topics relating to ESPs. Jeff routinely teaches courses on ESP failure analysis teaching in such forums as the ESP Symposium, Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and others. Currently Jeff and his team are working projects throughout the world including North America in conventional and unconventional applications. Cost: Members $50 / Non-members $75 / Students-retired-unemployed $25 You can pay now by Paynow or pay at the venue on the night.

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • CCS - Reservoir Engineering Perspectives

    Thursday, May 11, 2023, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM SGT
    Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a lot harder than it seems. Storage capacity can be far lower than a back-of-the-envelope calculation would suggest and keeping Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in the desired phase requires careful engineering. As the adoption of carbon pricing mechanisms increase in Asia Pacific, more CCS projects are expected to be developed. In this paper, we share some technical lessons learned while working on several of these projects. The paper provides an overview of factors that should be considered for CO2 storage in depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs, primarily concerning capacity, injectivity and containment. We further discuss some of the challenges faced while assessing these factors. Firstly, we highlight the impact that regional geothermal gradients have on storage site selection. Particularly, we show that higher geothermal gradients due to the proximity to the ring of fire affects CO2 capacity negatively and CO2 injectivity positively. Building on this lesson, we propose a graphical approach which provides improved insights when screening depleted reservoirs for CO2 storage; the approach combines both density and viscosity data to screen reservoirs for capacity and injectivity. Next, challenges surrounding the dynamic modelling of CO2 injection into depleted reservoirs are discussed. We compare the use of large and small scale models, and their implications on simulation accuracy and well placement optimization. We also discuss simulation stopping techniques, and how the incorrect application of a stopping criterion may result in capacity overestimation and risk of CO2 leakage. Finally, we demonstrate the need for careful engineering at injection sites to accommodate complicated CO2 phase transitions. Two approaches were compared – injecting CO2 in liquid or supercritical state versus injecting CO2 in gas state. The trade-offs between both approaches suggested that neither options should be ruled out by default, and that both options should be evaluated against project specific constraints. Daniel Wong is a Reservoir Engineer with GaffneyCline. He holds a PhD from Heriot-Watt University where he has been working on advanced applications in reservoir simulation. At GaffneyCline he is part of the excellent technical team in charge of O&G reserves and resources assessment, due diligence, and data analytics. He has has been at the forefront of CO 2 sequestration modelling and SRMS assessment.

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • Monthly Meeting: The Changing Landscape in Oil and Gas: Outlook through 2024

    Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM CT
    ABSTRACT The landscape for the oil and gas market is changing. This presentation will provide an energy outlook through 2024. Information presented will include the latest findings of the quarterly Dallas Fed Energy Survey, which surveys about 200 upstream oil and gas firms located or headquartered in Texas, southern New Mexico and northern Louisiana. SPEAKER BIO Kunal Patel is a senior business economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. As a member of the Research Department’s energy group, Patel analyzes and investigates developments and topics in the oil and gas sector. He is also heavily involved with the production of the Dallas Fed Energy Survey and is an organizer of the annual Dallas Fed–Kansas City Fed energy conference. Before joining the Dallas Fed in 2017, Patel worked in a variety of energy-related positions at Luminant, McKinsey and Co. and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Patel received a bachelor of business administration from the Business Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA in finance from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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    Farmers Branch, TX, United States

  • May General Section Meeting

    Thursday, May 18, 2023, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM PT
    The SPE San Joaquin Valley Section Invites you to attend a General Meeting in Bakersfield, California, featuring our guest speaker, Behrooz Fatahi, former SPE International President. Topic:                  A Leadership Approach to Management Abstract:           This lecture offers a discussion of perceptions of management and leadership, and how the ability to manage is augmented through leadership.  The talk is very beneficial for employees, employees who want to become managers, and current managers who wish to become future effective leaders. Although leadership training has become popular in recent years, it seems that lack of proper practice has diminished its impact on management effectiveness resulting in a persistent poor employee engagement at the workplace. While managers plan, organize, and measure value, leader managers take the additional steps of inspiring, motivating, enabling, and adding value.  It will be shown that the key to success for an organization is to transform its managers to leader managers through the ongoing process of soft competency learning followed by effective soft capable practicing.  A new Leadership-Management model which offers a new leadership approach to management is introduced and explained. Speaker Bio:    Dr. Behrooz Fattahi holds Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering and in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University. After 37 years of working in the industry, he retired from Aera Energy LLC, an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil companies in 2014.  In his last position as the Learning Advisor, he taught internal company technical courses including topics on reservoir engineering and enhanced oil recovery. He served as the Executive Editor of the SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering Journal, President of SPE Americas, VP-Finance, and SPE Foundation Vice President. He also served as a member of the United States National Petroleum Council.  He is the recipient of AIME/SPE’s DeGolyer Medal for Distinguished Service, AIME’s Presidential Citation, recognized by SPE as a “Distinguished Member”, “A Peer Apart,” and elected as AIME/SPE’s “Honorary Member.”  He was a 2018-2019 SPE “Distinguished Lecturer.” Dr. Fattahi was elected as the 2010 President of SPE International, and as the 2014 President of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers.  He is now the President of the EnerTrain Institute, providing petroleum heavy oil training and consulting as well as lectures, and workshops on soft competencies internationally. Time:                   Doors open at 11:00AM for lunch and networking                             Program begins at 11:30 AM Registration Fee:  $15.00 Registration will close 24 hours prior to the event. You can attend as a walk-in and pay at the event. However, walk-in lunch availability will be limited.

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    Bakersfield, CA, United States

  • May Meeting - Tom Emelander "Sidetracking with Whipstocks"

    Thursday, May 18, 2023, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM CT
    Tom Emelander presents " Sidetracking with Whipstocks: An Efficient Method for Increasing Your Operational & Assest Value."\ Stay tuned for more details!

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    Fort Worth, TX, United States

  • 2023 SPE Western Regional Meeting

    Monday, May 22 - Thursday, May 25, 2023
      Dear Colleagues, It is my great pleasure to invite you to join us at the 2023 SPE Western Regional Meeting, May 22 to May 25, 2023.  The 2023 event will be hosted in Anchorage, Alaska , and is scheduled for the week before the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  Please join us for a vibrant and rewarding technical program and exhibition, and stay to enjoy some leisure time in the Great Land.  We look forward to seeing you in-person to discuss the conference theme of "Energy in Transition".  Please visit the event website for more information. Home | 2023 SPE Western Regional Meeting - May 22, 2023 (pheedloop.com) Tom Walsh 2023 SPE Western Region Meeting Chair
    Anchorage, AK, United States

  • Integrated Project Development of Offshore Fields

    Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM CET
    In this lecture, the author presents an integrated view of the development of oil fields in deep and ultradeep waters, based on his experience of more than 20 years as a technical leader in this area. A didatical approach is used, discussing the desired and necessary information and technical analysis for the approval in each project gate: opportunity identification; conceptual design; basic design; execution; operation. The presentation starts discussing the data acquisition plan and the value of additional information. Then, several issues are addressed, such as: uncertainties or insecurities; value of flexibility and robustness; how to optimize recovery factor and NPV; gas management; CO2 capture and use for EOR; metrics for deepwater field development, among others. Throughout the lecture, the author presents several examples of his 10-year experience as the technical leader of the development of the Brazilian pre-salt fields in ultradeep water, detaching the importance of multidisciplinary teams to maximize the final recovery and the project value.

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  • Workshop de Campos Maduros Offshore

    Tuesday, May 30 - Wednesday, May 31, 2023
    O evento “1º Workshop SPE Brasil de Campos Maduros Offshore” tem como objetivo criar um ambiente com apresentações e debates de experts da indústria, agências governamentais e academia para possibilitar, através desta troca de experiências e networking, um ambiente que agregue valor e crie oportunidades de negócio nesta área.

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    Macaé - RJ, Brazil

  • Clay Shoot @ Nemacolin

    Thursday, June 15, 2023, 07:00 AM - 02:00 PM ET
    More info to come soon!

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    Markleysburg, PA, United States

  • Monthly Meeting - SPE DL - Sidetracking with Whipstocks with T Emelander

    Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM CT
    TITLE: Sidetracking with Whipstocks: An Efficient Method for Increasing Your Operational and Asset Value ABSTRACT: As the demand increases to lower overall cost of accessing reserves, more reliable operations during the well construction process are required and refined methods for maximizing the value of existing assets must be considered.  In drilling operations, there are numerous reasons why sidetracking may be a planned or contingency event.  Additionally, many if not all, fields have existing assets that can potentially be utilized to reestablish or increase production while reducing cost and footprint associated with a new drill.  One option of sidetracking a well involves a ramp directionally anchored in the casing or open hole to create a window for future drilling and completion assemblies. Whipstock sidetracking has evolved as a viable solution to add operational value in both new and mature wells.  Through technological advances, whipstock operations have become more efficient and can cover most applications for new drills and re-entries.  With additional evolutions in drilling capabilities and more complex wellbore design, sidetracking in casing or open hole can provide an economical advantage over traditional contingency solutions.  From an overall cost per foot perspective, multilateral and re-entry projects can reduce the operational spend to access additional reserves while reducing the environmental footprint.  With extensive run history and ever-increasing developments in equipment, competency, and data driven analytics, the scope and success for whipstock sidetracking operations provides operators with lower risk options to further industry optimization.   This presentation will focus on identification of applications and methods to increase operational efficiency in the process of drilling and completing wells along with recovering stranded production in existing fields. SPEAKER BIO:  Tom Emelander is the Product Line Manager for Weatherford’s Whipstock Systems. His early career focused on support and implementation of Casing Exit Technologies.  After gaining operational experience, he was elevated to Technical Specialist where he guided his team to significant improvements in service quality.  His recent role is focused on increasing efficiencies, developing new technologies, and working with operators on highly innovative re-entry projects including multiple industry first installations. Regarded as a subject matter expert, he has authored multiple technical papers and industry articles.  Tom has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Western Michigan University. Tom_Emelander_Informz_Flyer.pdf

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    Farmers Branch, TX, United States