Events


  • Distinguished Lecturer: Gary F. Teletzke - CO2 in the Subsurface - From EOR to Storage

    Monday, March 18, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT
    Abstract:    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have issued recent reports suggesting that deployment of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) can significantly reduce the cost of achieving CO2 emission reduction targets.  However, several questions remain: Under what circumstances will large-scale deployment take place? Where and when will this occur? How large a role will CCS play in stabilizing atmospheric concentrations of CO2? I will review the current status of CO2-EOR and geologic storage focusing on subsurface lessons learned and their implications for large-scale CCS.   Our industry has a long history with CO2-EOR that provides a strong experience base for CO2 storage. However, CO2-EOR alone will be insufficient to meet emission reduction targets and storage in deep saline aquifers is also being investigated.Experience from operating CCS projects shows that subsurface storage capacity in saline formations can be limited by dynamic injectability factors. Hundreds of years of CO2 storage capacity is potentially available, even after accounting for dynamic limitations, but the areal distribution of potential storage capacity is widely varied. Geologic and reservoir engineering studies will be essential for identifying storage sites having adequate capacity, containment, and injectivity. Petroleum engineers will play a key role in these studies.     Biography:    Gary Teletzke is Senior Technical Advisor for Enhanced Oil Recovery at ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company. He has led research projects related to gas injection EOR, chemical EOR, and compositional reservoir simulation. He has also led several EOR field studies, integrating laboratory work, reservoir simulation, and pilot testing. For the past ten years, he has provided technical leadership to research efforts on CO2 sequestration. He has published more than 40 technical papers and patents. He has organized numerous SPE conferences over the past two decades and served as Executive Editor of SPEREE from 2015-2017. He was named an SPE Distinguished Member in 2013. He received a BS in chemical engineering from Northwestern University and PhD in chemical engineering from University of Minnesota.
    Regina, SK, Canada

  • Formation Evaluation and Petrophysics: From Technical to Business Impact

    Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM MY
    Abstract: It is commonly accepted that petrophysics/ formation evaluation is critical for quantitative full field evaluation, yet the perception among some is that its mostly about expensive logging, calculating net-to-gross, porosity and saturation. However, from a business perspective, it’s much more than that. Petrophysics is integral throughout the life cycle of the field, and one of the aims of this talk is to show that by engaging your petrophysics teams early, and keeping them engaged through the process, significant business uplift can be achieved. In particular, this talk will highlight a concept known as the “petrophysical value chain” as it relates to exploration, development and production. This talk will also use show some real world examples of how logs, if incorrectly interpreted, can result in lost opportunities, and that sometimes, the interpretation is itself bounded by the complexities of the operations itself, requiring more than just logging to get to an answer that makes (economic) sense. Finally, there will be a discussion on how petrophysicists must avoid the “silo” effect that can come with being practitioners of this discipline. About the Speaker: Munish Kumar is currently a Sr. Petrophysicist with Total Asia Pacific Exploration, based in Singapore. His focus is on operational petrophysics and formation evaluation of assets in Asia, Australia and the Pacific region. Prior to this, he was a Sr. Petrophysicist with ExxonMobil (Exploration, Development and Production) in Australia and Houston, working on fields in Alaska, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, W. Africa, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, North West Shelf and Gippsland Basin, Victoria. He has a PhD in Physics and Engineering (Applied Mathematics) from the Australian National University (2010) and a BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore (2005). His interests include multiphase flow in reservoir systems, core analysis , computer vision and image analysis, machine learning applications and data analytics as a means to analyze complex petrophysical problems.

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • A Soft Transformation Approach to Career Success

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    AGENDA: TBC  Lecture Abstract:  A discussion of the growth and augmentation of work experience (time effect), the career socio-economic, cultural and regional impact (place effect), relates achieving career success to that of progression in human capabilities (people effect) is presented.  Success can be measured in many different ways, and by a variety of criteria such as educational achievement, wealth, private lifestyle, family and marriage, career achievement, etc.  But whether there is an absolute, and universal definition or benchmark for success, soft competencies have emerged as universally accepted essential ingredients for achieving success in many aspects of our private and professional lives.  The presentation will include clear evidence on how national and international professional societies, government organizations, and universities worldwide are rushing to include soft competencies in their programs to produce a new generation of work force that can achieve rapid career success in the new competitive and demanding workplace environment.   Speaker Biography: 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.  In his last position as the Learning Advisor, he taught internal company courses. He served as the first Chair of the SPE Soft Skills Committee, and on the board of the SPE International as the Director of the Western North America, and VP-Finance. He served as the 2010 President of SPE International, and the 2014 President of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, AIME.  He served as the VP of the SPE Foundation, and is currently the President of the EnerTrain Institute, providing petroleum technical training and consulting internationally. He is the recipient of AIME/SPE’s DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal, AIME’s Presidential Citation, and recognized by SPE as a Distinguished Member.

  • SPE Symposium on Digitalization of Oil and Gas Industry

    Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM UZ
    Where East Meets West #DigitalEnergy #DigitalOilfield #digitalization #ManagementandInformation

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    Atyrau, Kazakhstan

  • Big Data Analytics: What Can It Do For Petroleum Engineers And Geoscientists?

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM MY
    Big Data Analytics: What Can It Do For Petroleum Engineers And Geoscientists?                                               Srikanta Mishra     Abstract:   Big data analytics has become quite the buzzword in recent years, and its growing application in E&P operations promises to be an exciting new development.  It involves: (1) acquiring and managing data in large volumes, of different varieties, and at high velocities, and (2) using statistical techniques to “mine” the data and discover hidden patterns of association and relationships in large, complex, multivariate datasets.  The ultimate goal is to extract as much intelligence from our ever-expanding trove of data to improve operational efficiencies and make better decisions for optimizing the performance of petroleum reservoirs.  However, the subject remains a mystery to most petroleum engineers and geoscientists because of the statistics-heavy jargon and the use of complex algorithms. In this talk, I will provide a “gentle” introduction to big data analytics by focusing on: (a) easy-to-understand descriptions of the commonly-used concepts and techniques, (b) broad categories of E&P problems that can be solved with big data analytics, and (c) case studies demonstrating the value-added proposition for big data. The one key idea I would like to offer as a takeaway is this : There is significant potential for data analytics to provide insights that can be translated into actionable information in E&P projects, but petroleum engineers and geoscientists need to have a fundamental understanding of data-driven modeling concepts, their applicability and limitations.     Biography:   Dr. Srikanta Mishra is Institute Fellow and Chief Scientist (Energy) at Battelle Memorial Institute, the world's largest independent contract R&D organization, where he manages a geoscience-oriented technology portfolio related to computational modeling and data analytics for geological carbon storage, shale gas development and improved oil recovery projects.  Dr. Mishra is the author of “Applied Statistical Modeling and Data Analytics for the Petroleum Geosciences” recently published by Elsevier, and has also taught multiple short courses on uncertainty quantification, statistical modeling and data analytics.  He holds a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University. The SPE Singapore is introducing a new payment option: You get a 10% discount on your entry if you transfer the money directly onto the SPE account: Payee name: Singapore SPE, DBS Bank Ltd, Account number: 0060123937 Student: S$27, Members: S$45, Non-Members: S$67.5 Pay at the door prices: Student: S$30, Members: S$50, Non-Members: S$75 Includes buffet and 2 drinks.  Please include your SPE member ID  for Students and Members, and your name in the message to the Payee.

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    singapore, Singapore

  • 2018-2019 TC Season :: Alexey Khabarov (Rosneft) :: Interactive Petrophysics Method of Undersaturate

    Friday, April 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM RTZ4
    Впервые состоится лекция с трансляцией в YouTube 19 апреля в 19:00 (по Тюмени) в Политехнической школе (Тюмень, ул. 8 марта, дом 2, корпус 1, аудитория 501) состоится встреча Тюменской секции SPE и лекция на тему: МЕТОДИКА ИНТЕРАКТИВНОГО ПЕТРОФИЗИЧЕСКОГО МОДЕЛИРОВАНИЯ НЕДОНАСЫЩЕННЫХ ЗАЛЕЖЕЙ НЕФТИ Спикер: Алексей Хабаров Cтарший эксперт ТННЦ, руководитель специнститута по петрофизике (ПАО "НК "РОСНЕФТЬ"). Если по каким-либо причинам Вы не сможете посетить лекцию лично, в таком случае у Вас будет возможность подключиться к трансляции лекции на нашем канале YouTube. Ссылка на трансляцию будет опубликована 15-25 минут до начала лекции на сайте -  http://rca.spe.org/ru/blog/spe-tyumen-section-lecture-youtube/ Содержание лекции Большинство "классических" нефтяных месторождений Западной Сибири представлены малоамплитудными залежами нефти с развитой зоной переходного насыщения и наличием свободной воды выше принятого водо-нефтяного контакта. Разработка подобных "недонасыщенных" залежей сопряжена с существенными сложностями оценки потенциала скважин и риском получения высокой обводненности скважинной продукции с самого начала эксплуатации. В такой ситуации, понимание строения и свойств зоны переходного насыщения является непременным условием успешного управления разработкой "недонасыщенных" месторождений нефти. Для решения этой задачи необходимо построение гибких интерпретационных алгоритмов, ядром которых является модель переходной зоны, органично взаимосвязанная с моделями всех индивидуальных характеристик коллекторов. В рамках лекции излагается методика интерактивного петрофизического моделирования недонасыщенных коллекторов переходной зоны по данным керна, ГИС и промысловой информации на примере одного из месторождений салымской группы. Биография лектора Алексей Хабаров является старшим экспертом Тюменского Нефтяного Научного Центра, руководителем специнститута по петрофизике (ПАО "НК "РОСНЕФТЬ"). Он закончил Тюменский Государственный Нефтегазовый Университет в 1996г. (по специальности ГИС), получил степень кандидата технических наук в Российском Государственном Геологоразведочном Университете. За время своей производственной деятельности также работал в таких компаниях как Sakhalin Energy, Salym Petroleum Development, TNK-BP и др. Специализируется в комплексной интерпретации керна и ГИС для коллекторов различной сложности: терригенные, низкопроницаемые и неоднородные коллекторы, карбонаты, породы нефтематеринских толщ, фундамента и коры выветривания (Западная и Восточная Сибирь, Оренбургский регион, Тимано-Печора, Сахалин, Украина, Вьетнам, Бразилия, Ближний Восток и пр.).

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    Тюмень, Russian Federation

  • Democratization of LNG - Small Scale LNG and Feedstock Demand

    Thursday, May 30, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
    Abstract: LNG is known as a transition fuel in our quest to reduce emissions and avoid catastrophic and runaway global warming.   While large gas to power projects (Gigawatts size) receives attention, LNG’s success will eventually be measured how it is used for small scale purposes and as feedstock to replace the high carbon liquid fuels. This means, LNG needs to be democratized.       For instance, in ASEAN context, the goal is to supply electricity to the remaining masses and to ensure energy security with the right mix. LNG fits nicely into this goal. However, the challenge is to supply LNG to areas with poor infrastructure where it can fire up small factories and micro power plants. For instance, in Indonesia, there are many power plants which are diesel fired in remote areas. There is a good economic case for LNG to displace diesel for these power plants if the correct value chains are configured. Further, to substitute other liquid fuel (Naphtha), LNG has to evolve into feedstock.   This presentation will discuss: Challenges in the democratization of LNG Small scale LNG uses and challenges Possible use of LNG for other purposes like feedstock   About the Speaker: Rao Shivaprakash is currently a Senior Associate at Advisian, WorleyParsons Group. He leads the Hydrocarbons consultancy team in Advisian’s global center of excellence for LNG regasification based in Singapore. He has worked in many diverse roles within LNG, Hydrocarbons, Petrochemical and Specialty Chemicals Industry over 23 years. Shiva holds a MBA in Finance and accredited degree in Chemical Engineering.   His key strengths include strategic analysis, project management and implementation. ​​​

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • Conventional & Unconventional Reservoirs; What Is In & Out in Today's Press.+Rate Transient Analysis

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    AGENDA: TBC Technical Lecture Abstract: Transient data is rich in information about the dynamic characteristics of the well/reservoir system. It has been used extensively by petroleum engineers since the 1920’s. Sustained development in this area is necessitated by three factors: (1) changes in the types of reservoirs we produce (e.g. conventional, unconventional) and their stages of recovery (e.g., primary, secondary), (2) new tools (e.g. formation testers, permanent downhole gauges), and (3) advances in solution techniques (e.g., use of computers, deconvolution). Today, the value and use of transient data are at an all-time high. Several crucial technology advancements were achieved during the last 10-15 years. The aim of this lecture is to update the audience about the increased capabilities of Pressure and Rate Transient analyses (PTA and RTA respectively) and how to use them to optimize reservoir management. After a brief review of existing methods in PTA / RTA, new developments will be discussed with special emphasis on integration and the role of the engineer to obtain a sensible and consistent reservoir model. Practical applications will be discussed including: characterizing unconventional reservoirs by combining multiple measurements, determining permeability and fluid saturations  under multi-phase flow conditions, integrating the analytical and numerical solutions, combining single and multi-well tests to characterize the reservoir anisotropy, calculating the average reservoir pressure under non-uniform production and boundary conditions, and using continuous measurements of well pressures to integrate PTA and RTA to characterize reservoirs. For each case, best practices and their limitations will be presented. Speaker Biography: Medhat (Med) Kamal is a Chevron Emeritus Fellow and SPE Honorary member with over 40 years of industry experience in well testing, reservoir description and production and reservoir engineering. He is the editor and lead author of SPE Monograph 23 “ Transient Well Testing ”, and has published 35+ technical papers in SPE journals. He holds BSc (Hons.) from Cairo University, and MS and PhD from Stanford University in petroleum engineering. Kamal was an SPE board member and served as the Executive Editor of SPEREE. He received several regional and international awards including the Cedric Ferguson Medal and SPE Formation Evaluation Award.

  • SPE KL Distinguished Lecturer Talk - Enhanced Production Through Surface Facilities Sand Management

    Monday, June 24, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM MY
    Lecture Title : Enhanced Production Through Surface Facilities Sand Management Lecturer : C. Hank Rawlins, eProcess Technologies Hank Rawlins is the Technical Director of eProcess Technologies with 25 years’ experience in the upstream oil & gas industry. He actively conducts research in Facilities Sand Management, Produced Water Treatment, and Compact Separations Systems - and blogs weekly, teaches courses, and has fifty-six publications on these topics. Hank served as the chair of the SPE Separations Technology Technical Section (2013-2015), was an SME Henry Krumb Lecturer (2011-2012), and co-authored the PEH Chapter on Produced Water Treatment. Dr. Rawlins holds a PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, is a registered Professional Engineer, and serves as adjunct professor at Montana Tech.

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    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • SPE KL & Industry Fabulous Raya 2019

    Thursday, June 27, 2019, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM SGT
    The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Kuala Lumpur Section would like to cordially invite all SPE members and industry professionals to our fabulous Hari Raya open house tradition! Ever since we first launched our SPE KL Section Combo Raya in 2017, more than 700 industry professionals have attended each year to celebrate Hari Raya and to spread the festive joy together as an extended industry family. Celebrate with us and meet and greet industry players and partners while enjoying the delicious Raya food & drinks by D'Saji Caterers. In addition: WIN - A lucky draw prize. Drop your business cards for a chance to win! DISPLAY - Your prized handbags or a manbag. We don't call thie event FABULOUS for nothing! The lady (or gentleman) with the most envied handbag (or a man-bag) will win a special prize. PARTICIPATE - In our social media competitions: join our Instagram competition with the best selfies, wefies and pictures celebrating our event by following @spengineers.kl and using the hashtags #spekl and #fabulousraya2019 DRESS - Sharp, get recognized! Prizes also await the best dressed man and woman, so look your best! DECORATE - Henna artist will be there to apply henna design to your hands (ladies only)  SPE KL Section Combo Raya is   a free event but registration is highly encouraged   for us to get to know you better and to stay in touch for future events and activities. Also, due to the overwhelming response to our events from the past, we appreciate it if you could keep to your registered session time to make way for other guests. We would also like to extend our sincerest thanks to the industry partners and sponsors that together have made this event possible. As part of our continuous commitment through our community outreach programmes, representatives from our selected charity foundation will share with us their stories. This year, SPE KL Section is proud to introduce two charity foundations:  Persatuan Apert Syndrome Malaysia and Humanitarian Care Malaysia (MyCARE).  We also would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the industry partners and sponsors that together has made this event possible.  Save this date, and let us celebrate the values of Hari Raya Aidilfitri together as a family. Come dressed in your best Hari Raya attire! See you there! Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir dan Batin SPE KL Team 2019-2021  

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    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Towards a Better Understanding of Complex Hydraulic Fractures: A Key to the Development of Unconvent

    Sunday, June 30, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM AST
    SPE Oman section would like to invite to our SPE Monthly lecture series presenting by our keynote speaker Prof. Mukul Sharma. The topic will discuss “Towards a Better Understanding of Complex Hydraulic Fractures: A Key to the Development of Unconventional and Conventional Reservoirs”. Speaker Bio: Caption   Mukul M. Sharma is Professor and holds the “Tex” Moncrief Chair in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin where he has been for the past 34 years. He served as Chairman of the Department from 2001 to 2005. His current research interests include hydraulic fracturing, oilfield water management, formation damage and improved oil recovery. He has published more than 400 journal articles and conference proceedings and has 21 patents. He founded Austin Geotech Services an E&P consulting company in 1996. He also co-founded Layline Petroleum in 2006 (which had very successful exit in 2013) and Navidad Energy in 2017. Sharma has a bachelor of technology in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MS and PhD in chemical and petroleum engineering from the University of Southern California. Among his many awards, Dr. Sharma is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He is the recipient of the 2017 John Franklin Carll Award and the 2009 Lucas Gold Medal, SPE’s highest technical awards. He has also received the 2004 SPE Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award, the 2002 Lester C. Uren Award and the 1998 SPE Formation Evaluation Award. He served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2002, has served on the Editorial Boards of many journals, and taught and consulted for industry worldwide.

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    Muscat, Oman

  • "Reservoir Engineering While Drilling" in Horizontal Wells - Shahid Aziz Haq - 03/05/2020

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - Thursday, March 5, 2020
    Members/Non-Member - $30 cash at door Students - $10 cash at the door (Receipt Provided) Meeting starts at 5pm Dinner - 6-7pm Lecture 7-8pm

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    Troy, MI, United States

  • Behind Casing/Tubing Opportunities Identified From Cased Hole Water Saturation Measurements - Long J

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - Monday, April 6, 2020
    Members/Non-Member - $30 cash at door Students - $10 cash at the door (Receipt Provided) Meeting starts at 5pm Dinner - 6-7pm Lecture 7-8pm

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    Troy, MI, United States

  • YP August Networking Event: British Beverage Company (sponsor: Premier Pressure Pumping)

    Thursday, August 15, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
    Join us for August's Young Professional Networking Event at British Beverage Company in Uptown! Thanks to our sponsor, Premier Pressure Pumping. Guest Speaker: Jason Bradford, Drilling Technical Specialist at Pioneer Natural Resources Jason Bradford is a Drilling Technical Specialist for Pioneer Natural Resources here in the Dallas area. Jason achieved a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1997 and has been working in the Oil and Gas industry for the past 22 years. He began his career as a Production Engineer with Texaco and after their merger with Chevron continued his career as a Drill Site Manager and Drilling Operations Engineer working stints across US Land, Canada, Alaska, and China. Jason began working at Pioneer in 2013 as a Sr Staff Drilling Engineer before advancing to his current role as Drilling Technical Specialist. He has been a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers for 24 years and is also a member of the American Association of Drilling Engineers. He is considered by many as an expert on casing and drill string design, has published an SPE paper on Casing Drilling, and recently developed an innovative shale horizontal casing connection. When: Thursday, August 15th 6:00-8:00 PM Where: British Beverage Company, 2800 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201

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    Dallas, TX, United States

  • Site visit: Schlumberger on Benoit Rd

    Thursday, August 29, 2019, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM SGT
    The details of visit is as follows: Date: 29 August 2019 Time: 13:30 – 17:00 Location: Schlumberger R&D Center, 7 Benoit Crescent, Singapore, 629971 What to expect for the Visit Agenda 30 – 2.15pm:                 Welcome / Safety briefing / Introduction to SLB by management 15 – 2.30 pm:                Change to PPE, walk to DHE (Downhole Equipment Product Line) 30 – 4.00 pm :               Plant tour 30 – 3.00pm :               DHE (Downhole Equipment Product Line) 00 – 3.30pm :               PPCS (Pressure Pumping and Chemistry Singapore Center) 30 – 4.00pm :               SWTC (Singapore Well Testing Center) 15 – 5pm:                       Tea break / Q&A Attire: Kindly wear comfortable clothing (jean, collar tshirt, no slipper/heels). We will provide PPE (helmet and safety shoes). Schlumberger started out in 1970 with a warehouse in Singapore to sell electric submersible pumps (ESPs) to Indonesia. This soon expanded into an assembly and repair plant serving not just Asia, but the Middle East, Europe and Africa as well. Today, the world’s leading Oil and Gas technology services company has located 6 of its regional business units in Singapore, altogether employing about 1,600 employees. In particular, its Artificial Lift and Testing & Services business units have anchored global responsibility for manufacturing, engineering and R&D of several of its product lines here. With most of the world’s wells requiring artificial lift to boost or enable oil production by overcoming insufficient downhole pressure, Schlumberger’s ESPs have seen healthy demand over the years.Singapore’s manufacturing expertise and strong research capabilities have supported the French company’s push to produce high-quality systems, while constantly improving on them through cutting-edge innovation.With its official opening in 2006, Schlumberger’s Singapore Integration Centre expanded by almost 50% to accommodate the increased production of ESP systems. The company has also opened regional Centres of Excellences for drilling systems and surface systems here. These Centres serve both Asia Pacific and the Middle East.The most recent addition to Schlumberger’s Singapore operations is the Singapore Well Testing Centre, which opened in 2014. The first and only one of its kind in Asia, this Centre of Excellence undertakes global responsibility for the management, research and new product development, engineering and manufacturing of 2 key products: surface testing equipment and topside multiphase flowmeters. To register your interest, please send your full name, IC, phone number, SPE membership number, if applicable, the company you work for, and a sentence explaining why you would benefit from this visit, to paulinasvoboda@gmail.com.

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • SPE Tyumen Section :: 2019-2020 DL Season :: B. Todd Hoffman (Montana Tech)

    Friday, September 6, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM RTZ4
    Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) for Unconventional Reservoirs: The Next Big Thing? B. Todd Hoffman, Ph.D. Montana Tech Abstract: Unconventional reservoirs have had tremendous success over the last decade due to technical advances including long horizontal wells and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing; however, their potential may be even higher. There are trillions of barrels of oil in these resources, and while wells start out at high rates, they decline quickly and primary recovery factors are low, often in the single digits. This clearly indicates a need for some form of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) for these types of reservoirs. In this presentation, the efforts to implement EOR in unconventional reservoirs will be examined in full detail. A number of different injection fluids have been proposed including miscible gas, water and surfactants. Early work focused on modeling and lab studies, and this provided a base of knowledge that was leveraged to carry out pilot field studies. Pilots have been implemented in at least four basins, and the Bakken and Eagle Ford have both had multiple field trials. Huff-n-puff natural gas injection has been shown to be very successful in the Eagle Ford, and today, large-scale field development is occurring there. Because most of the field trials have been completed in North America, the examples presented are mainly from there; however, as these techniques are reproduced in other basins, the worldwide potential is enormous, and that potential also is discussed in the presentation. While much has been achieved over the last decade in unconventional reservoirs, implementing EOR in these types of reservoirs will likely bring about even greater success. Biography: Todd Hoffman is an Associate Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at Montana Tech. He teaches classes on Reservoir Simulation, Enhanced Oil Recovery, and Unconventional Reservoirs. Prior to that, he was a reservoir engineering consultant to the oil and gas industry. Todd has worked on reservoir models for more than 30 fields on six continents, and has published over 50 technical papers. His research involves improved recovery for conventional and unconventional reservoirs, fractured reservoir modeling and history matching. Todd received his B.S. in petroleum engineering from Montana Tech and his M.S. and Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from Stanford University.

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    Tyumen, Russian Federation

  • Семинар на тему:"Увеличение извлечения флюидов из сланцевых пород"

    Monday, September 16 - Thursday, September 19, 2019
    19 сентября 2019 г. в 10:00 а актовом зале АО "УзЛИИТИнефтеза " пройдёт семинар, на котором выступит Dr. Greg Walker - менеджер по разработке месторождений компании Repsol, с темой:"Enhancing Fluid Recovery in shales: Why pores less than 10nm matter  (Увеличение извлечения флюидов из сланцевых пород: Почему поры диаметром меньше 10 нанометров так важны)".

  • PVT talk + AGM

    Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
    September's annual general meeting from 5:45 PM to 6:15 PM followed by the talk: A case study on quality checking fluid & PVT data for reservoir simulation and history matching Brief Description : Quality check of fluid composition and PVT data is a critical component in any EOS modeling project especially for projects involving EOS modeling for multiple fluids. This session will dive into a real case demonstrating the consideration going into quality checking historical fluid data to enable spot the outliers to allow develop common EOS model for history matching purposes.   Short Biography: Adil is a Chemical engineer with over 15 years of experience in Fluid domain including Fluid property measurements and Fluid behaviour modelling. His measurement experience covers wet chemistry, TBP, PVT analysis, EOR and Flow Assurance analysis andSampling. He has carried out several EoS modelling projects for reservoir and flow assurance evaluation studies. Adil has previously worked with Intertek & Schlumberger Reservoir Sampling and Analysis Group. He is currently the Regional manager for Calsep for Asia Pacific region.

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • Distinguished Lecturer Event, Dr. Hussain Rabia

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM AT
    "Engineered Well Design: From Spud to Abandonment" The talk is designed to discuss and explain modern well design methods required throughout the life of a well from spud to abandonment, including well integrity and well control issues.

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    Baghdad, Iraq

  • A Performance-Based Approach for Developing Upstream Professionals - Distinguished Lecturer

    Thursday, October 10, 2019, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM ID
    Dear Members and Friends, We hope you can join us, and make the most of SPE Distinguished Lecturer– Salam Salamy's visit to 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.    Thursday, 10 October 2019 11:30 AM - 02:00 PM Schlumberger, JLC 45th Floor Wisma Mulia Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto No. 42 Jakarta   To register:  click here or send your Full Name and Company by replying to this email Please take a note that although we accept walk-ins, certificate and lunch will only be given for those who RSVP up to 3 days before the event. Please be advise that we made several changes to the registration form. All who have registered for this event before, have been recorded.   Increasing challenges and complex environments in the exploration and production of oil and gas require pioneering technologies, innovative processes, and mega projects that only knowledgeable, highly skilled professionals can deliver. Human performance improvement methods were utilized to develop structured professional development paths aligned to business-line goals of preparing large cohorts of entry-level professionals to replace the mature workforce while upskilling experienced and senior technical employees. The value proposition was to reduce time to competency and engage employees in career-long development using a dual-curriculum program tied to effective job performance in job roles carried by petroleum engineers and geoscientists. The developed program was sequential; an early-career performance-based curricula for professionals out of college followed by mid-to-senior level curricula. The presentation highlights challenges with competency-based training, the shift to a performance-based approach, and a development program alignment with the business to reduce time-to-competency for young professionals from an industry average of 7 years to 4 years with over 90% program completion. Shared program methodology, implementation, and lessons learned will provide a basis for others to deploy, replicate, and scale.   Entrance Fee (Incl. Lunch): Student: Free Entry Member: Rp 50,000 Non-Member: Rp 100,000 Bank details :  A/C: Society of Petroleum Engineers Bank: PT. Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk. A/C No. 800049959200 (IDR) Note: We only accept early payment by transfer for this event to avoid cancellation. Bank details will also be provided after you submit the form at the link above. For inquiries and assistance, please contact  Vanya .

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    South Jakarta, Indonesia

  • Development of Organic Shales Outside North America

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
    Abstract:    The success of organic shale development in North America has brought a great interest in organic shale exploitation internationally. The employed drilling and completion practices are based on the techniques that have been successful in US, and hydraulic fracturing treatments are primarily dominated by slickwater owing to its low cost and benefit in maximizing the stimulated reservoir volume (SRV). However, the international shale plays are usually in high tectonic stress environment, complex geological structures, and frequently contain natural fractures, which are quite different from most of the plays in US with relatively simple structure and more relaxed stress environment. These complexities have resulted in additional challenges in both reservoir understanding and completions, and ultimately production performance. Proppant placement issues and casing deformation are commonly experienced in slickwater treatments in these tectonically active plays, and production results were below expectations in the early phase of the development. Numerous studies have been performed and revealed the stress sensitivity in all the wells in which the fracture system starts to deteriorate when the effective stress reaches the critical value, resulting in many perforation clusters not contributing to production. This leads to an important conclusion that fracture conductivity is equally important as the SRV for high stress organic shale plays, and the treatment strategy shall be recalibrated from current slickwater treatments. The presentation provides an overview of challenges in these organic shale plays with high tectonic stresses, and highlights a few important findings and practices that would address the problem and improve production performance.   Biography:   Liu Hai is Technical Advisor on production and stimulation in Schlumberger, and Domain Manager for Middle East and Asia region. He has been with the company for 17 years and worked in various positions in Asia, Middle East and Texas. Previously he was with the Production Technology Research Institute of PetroChina Xinjiang for 6 years.  His primary areas of expertise are in reservoir, production and stimulation. He has authored or coauthored more than 20 technical papers. He holds a BS degree in computer science from Xi’an Petroleum College of China, and a MS degree in petroleum engineering from Heriot-Watt University.

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    singapore, Singapore

  • Well Integrity Analysis via 3D Geomechanical Modeling by David Press

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM MY
    The presentation will discuss how the construction of a 3D geomechanical model can assist in ensuring well integrity over the life of a field. The importance of establishing a representative field-wide preproduction stress condition will be shown, together with coupled stress modeling using anticipated changes in pressure and temperature, due to production and injection, as the drivers for changes in stress over the production lifecycle. #Drilling and Completions

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    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Reservoirs on Slope System Unravelling the Complexity

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM SGT
    Slope systems where contemporaneous structural activity, through faults, shale or salt diapirs, has created variable sea floor topography inevitably results in a highly complex distribution of reservoir facies. Although there is a degree of uniqueness in each slope system there are number of recurring seismic scale depositional elements which are critical to understanding reservoir distribution and type. These are ‘sheet sands’, channel complex systems, and mass transport complexes.

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    kuala lumpur, Malaysia

  • Evento WIN Patagonia - 14/11 Neuquen - "Diversidad: El Arte de Pensar Juntos Independientemente"

    Thursday, November 14, 2019, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM ART
    Estimados! Los invitamos al evento WIN organizado por la sección Patagonia de la SPE para el próximo 14/11. Abajo figura el link para inscribirse sin cargo y adjunto flyer con agenda del evento. La entrada es libre y gratuita pero se requiere inscripción por ser espacio limitado. Los esperamos e incentivamos a asociarse a la SPE con nuestra sección Patagonia. Gracias. Saludos, CD SPE Patagonia Comisión WIN
    Neuquen, Argentina

  • Production Optimisation of Conventional and Unconventional Wells with ESP Real Time Data - Sponsored

    Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
    Sponsored Kindly by Artifical Lift Solutions Pty Ltd  Abstract: Optimising production has always been important, but there is naturally a greater focus on high rate wells, such as those produced with ESPs (Electrical Submersible Pumps). A key driver is arresting decline while minimising infill drilling, which is often achieved by identifying wells with skin to identify stimulation candidates and increasing drawdown on wells with good pressure support. With unconventionals, accelerating production while minimising power consumption become dominant goals. This presentation explains how real-time gauge data enables high-frequency, high-resolution downhole flow rate measurements on ESP wells. Thereby providing both rate and pressure, which are essential to enabling inflow characterisation and thereby identifying optimisation opportunities without the need for traditional buildups, which cause production deferment.   Fortunately, technology advances have improved real time data quality in terms of both sampling frequency and metrology.  There has also been a reduction in the cost of measurement, transmission and storage, which signals the true dawn of the digital age. The presentation therefore also reviews how real time data enables increases in well uptime and ESP run life as well as minimising power consumption.  Using material from recent SPE papers, both theoretical methodology and real case studies are presented to illustrate the value of real time data for both conventional vertical wells and unconventional multifracked horizontal wells.  While the case studies are based on ESP applications, the lessons learnt on how to extract value from real-time data can be applied to other artificial lift techniques, especially since inflow characterisation is generic.   Biography: Lawrence Camirelli has over 33 years of experience in production operations of which 27 years have been focused on artificial lift in a variety of roles ranging from field and application engineer to his current role as Global Domain Head, which is Schlumberger’s most senior technical position in the Artificial Lift Division.  He has published over 16 SPE conference papers and 3 patents covering all aspects of ESP operation such as inflow characterization and advanced completions.  This body of work is particularly noteworthy as it combines theoretical explanations and field case studies using real time data. Kindly supported by Artifical Lift Solutions Pty Ltd

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    singapore, Singapore

  • 2019-2020 Technical Clubs Program :: Anna Kostina (Schlumberger)

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM RTZ4
    Link to YouTube translation of the lecture Костина Анна (Schlumberger) Обзор современных методов механического тестирования керна на опыте лаборатории анализа керна Абстракт В презентации рассматриваются основные методы механического тестирования керна, проводимые лабораторией анализа керна, а также основные параметры, получаемые в результате тестирования. Кроме того, рассматриваются условия проведения тестирования и некоторые критерии получения кондиционных данных. Вкратце представлены сферы применения данных механического тестирования керна. Биография В 2007 году закончила Самарский государственный технический университет с присвоением квалификации инженера по специальности «Проектирование, сооружение и эксплуатация газонефтепроводов и газонефтехранилищ». В 2009 году закончила магистратуру Royal Holloway University of London and Bedford New College с присвоением звания магистра геологии (M.S. in Petroleum Geoscience). С 2009 года работала инженером в лаборатории петрофизических исследований ООО «Тюменский нефтяной научный центр» (ООО «ТННЦ») компании ОАО «ТНК-BP», с 2010 года по 2013 год – ведущим инженером в лаборатории литологии и седиментологии ООО «ТННЦ». С 2014 года работает инженером в лаборатории анализа керна компании «Шлюмберже». Отвечает за обработку данных механического тестирования керна, комплексный анализ данных керновых исследований, предоставление данных заказчику. Соавтор публикаций SPE: SPE-191628-18RPTC-MS, SPE-187883-MS. В 2017 году получила бронзовую медаль в ежегодном конкурсе командных проектов компании «Шлюмберже» «Performed by Schlumberger» за участие в командном проекте «Оценка риска нарушения целостности перемычки при эксплуатации месторождения методом 4D совмещенного моделирования геомеханики и гидродинамики».

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    Tyumen, Russian Federation

  • Industrial Engagement Month (IEM)

    Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM MY
    Industrial Engagement Month (IEM) Date: 27th Nov 2019 (Wednesday) Organizer: Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Club (CEUC) and SPE UM in collaboration with SPE Kuala Lumpur Section   Charges: Free of charge Booth Exhibition: 1:00 to 6:30 pm Ground Floor, Block L, Faculty of Engineering Opening Ceremony & Career Talk Session: 2:00 to 4:30 pm DK3/4, Level 2, Block L, Faculty of Engineering Interview Session: 4:30 - 6:30 pm Block D, Faculty of Engineering  

  • Monthly Board Meeting

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MT
    Join us for our monthly board meeting to discuss relevant themes to our petroleum community. This event is always held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Best Western Tower West and includes a no-cost dinner with 2 drinks.
    Gillette, WY, United States

  • SPE DL Talk: Root Cause and Mitigation for Sand Production (FREE ADMISSION FOR SPE MEMBER)

    Thursday, December 12, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM MY
    This talk will explain the root cause of sand production to solution. The geomechanics aspect of the rock itself honoring the physics of solid and fluid mechanics relevant to sanding from weak or very weak sandstones, and then uses this understanding to suggest ways of designing screenless completions to take advantage of these aspects to avoid and/or control sand production.

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    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Landmark Well Construction 4.0 Training Course

    Tuesday, January 14 - Saturday, January 18, 2020
    Dear SPE Baghdad Section Members and other Petroleum Engineers, Our section provide a Training opportunity in Landmark Well Construction 4.0 Software, with an international certificate issued by Halliburton , one of the world's largest oil services companies. - Targeted groups: 1- Petroleum engineers in oil companies 2- M.Sc and Ph.D postgraduate students Petroleum Engineering. 3- Academics in the Faculties of Petroleum Engineering. 4- Recent graduated Petroleum Engineers. 5- Researchers in the field of Petroleum Engineering. - Course fees: the course was provided Complimentary from Halliburton to Baghdad section for supporting our activities. Our Section will charge a symbolic amount of 30,000 IQD only from each participant for the purpose of covering the Hall booking fees, hospitality and course requirements ). - Awarded Certificate: an international certificate issued by Halliburton . - The participant will be provided with a copy of the software with licence. - The deadline for registration for the course is   26/12/2019, as well as seats are very limited. - The participant must bring with him his laptop which contains certain specifications in order to run the software and as listed below, please review the requirement carefully:   Supported Platforms and Databases for R5000.15.1 • Windows 10 Enterprise, 64-bit • Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit Recommended  for Windows 10 64-bit Platform Minimum  for Windows 10 64-bit Platform •Windows® 10 Enterprise, 64-bit •Windows® 10 Enterprise, 64-bit •4 x 2-GHz processor or greater •4 x 2-GHz processor •8 GB RAM or greater •4 GB RAM •SVGA Color Monitor •SVGA Color Monitor •3 GB or more disk space •3 GB disk space (with everything installed) •For Standalone systems, should have parallel port or USB port •For Standalone systems, should have parallel port or USB port

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    Baghdad, Iraq

  • Landmark Well Construction 4.0 Training Course

    Tuesday, January 14 - Saturday, January 18, 2020
    Dear SPE Baghdad Section Members and non SPE Members, Training course opportunity in the Landmark Well Construction 4.0 program now is available for the benefit of our section with an internationally accredited certificate issued by Halliburton,  one of the world's largest oil field service companies . About the course  - Targeted groups:  1- Petroleum Engineers in oil companies. 2- Petroleum Engineering postgraduate students (M.sc and Ph.D). 3- Academics in the petroleum Engineering dept. in universities. 4- Recent graduated Petroleum Engineers. 5- Researchers in the field of Petroleum engineering. - Course fees: (the course is free and provided as a donorship for our section from Halliburton to support our activities, but our Section will charge a symbolic amount of 30,000 IQD only from each participant for  covering the hall booking fees, hospitality and Training Course requirements ). - Certificate after passing the course:  International certificate issued by Halliburton. - The participant will be provided with a copy of the Landmark software with License. - The deadline for registration is December 26 2019 , and the seats are very limited. - The participant must bring with him a laptop that contains certain specifications for running the Software and as shown below,  Please review the requirement Carefully :   Supported Platforms and Databases for R5000.15.1 • Windows 10 Enterprise, 64-bit • Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit Recommended  for Windows 10 64-bit Platform Minimum  for Windows 10 64-bit Platform •Windows® 10 Enterprise, 64-bit •Windows® 10 Enterprise, 64-bit •4 x 2-GHz processor or greater •4 x 2-GHz processor •8 GB RAM or greater •4 GB RAM •SVGA Color Monitor •SVGA Color Monitor •3 GB or more disk space •3 GB disk space (with everything installed) •For Standalone systems, should have parallel port or USB port •For Standalone systems, should have parallel port or USB port

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    Baghdad, Iraq

  • Monthly Technical Lecture

    Thursday, January 16, 2020, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM WAT
    The Monthly Technical Lecture would hold as follows: Date: 16th January 2020 Venue : Prestige Hotel and Suites, by Ihama/Oni Junction on Airport Road, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. Time: 4pm prompt The topics to be discussed at the Technical Meeting include: 1. Gas Saturation Quantification Behind Casing - Ikechukwu Okafor (Senior Geoscientist at Baker Hughes) 2. Optimized Well Placement Using FPWD And Reservoir Navigation Services - Ikechukwu Nwabueze (Senior Geoscientist at Baker Hughes) For further enquiries, contact the following: 1. Odunayo Oladugba - SPE Benin-City Section Chairman 08092448828 2. Ikponmwosa Ohenhen - SPE Benin-City Programs Chairman 08029178433 Endevour to attend

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    Benin-City, Nigeria

  • 2020 19th Annual SPE Pistol League

    Friday, January 17 - Friday, February 28, 2020
    Join the SPE for our annual pistol league! About this Event SPE OKC Section 19th Annual Pistol League Tournament January 17th & 31st and February 14th & 28th 2020 You must Check-in between 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM 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 • Registration deadline is Friday, December 20th. If payment is not received by deadline, alternate entries will be accepted. • 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!!

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    Oklahoma City, OK, United States

  • Distinguished Lecture - Enhanced Oil Recovery

    Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM CT

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    Williston, ND, United States

  • Engineering and Project Management on rigless integrated well intervention

    Thursday, January 30, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM GB
    Keep a date with us as this promises to be exciting

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    Port Harcourt, Nigeria

  • «SPE Distinguished Lecturer»

    Monday, February 3, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM RTZ6
    03 февраля (понедельник) состоится выступление заслуженного лектора SPE – Gabor Hursan. Don’t miss this SPE Distinguished Lecturer! Тема лекции: «Магнитно-резонансная технология: от медицинской до нефтяной промышленности». Magnetic Resonance Technology: from Medical to the Oil Industry Место проведения: Hilton Garden Inn Krasnoyarsk Конференц-зал: Хатанга. Время начала: 19:00

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    Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation

  • 2020 SPE Bangladesh Section DLP

    Thursday, February 6, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM BT
    Upcoming Distinguished Lecture Program,  Bangladesh Section  Date/Time: Feb 09, 2020 at 03:00 PM. Location:  Dhaka, Bangladesh Lecturer: Shahid Azizul Haq  Schlumberger

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    Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • SPE Distinguished Lecturer Meeting_February_14_2020

    Monday, February 10 - Friday, February 14, 2020
    February 2, 2020 Dear Member, How Resilient Are We? An Examination of the Vulnerabilities of Upstream and Downstream Infrastructure to Natural Disasters and its Mitigation Effort We hope you can join us, and make the most of SPE Distinguished Lecturer–Hitesh Mohan’s visit to 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. New Delhi Section Friday, February 14, 2020 1500 Hours onwards followed by High Tea Managment Centre, DUB, ONGC, Vasant Kunj,New Delhi Abstract: Natural disasters continue to be prevalent across the world. Tsunamis can impact regions surrounding the Ring of Fire and climate change is leading to more severe tropical cyclones. Global supply and demand is threatened as much of the world’s infrastructure is located on coastlines. To protect global supply and demand, we have conducted a detailed assessment of infrastructure along all of the U.S. coasts vulnerable to intense natural events. The Study also looked at major natural disasters effecting the petroleum industry across the globe This presentation addresses: what is vulnerable? Are we resilient? What are the global impacts? As a first step following Superstorm Sandy, an infrastructure reliability and resiliency study was conducted. For the study, various disaster impacts were examined to assess their resiliency to disruptions globally. Since then, the author has examined other effects such as sea level rise and high winds. The study also looked at both short-term and long-term global supply and demand disruptions. Additionally, past events and expertise were used to assess the probability and severity of resulting damage from a natural disaster. Assessments have helped develop mitigation strategies such as alternative routes, berms, communication and new storage options for coastal infrastructure. Reliable and consistent petroleum supply to consumers is vital to the global economy. Our study highlights that any infrastructure disruption can cause severe global economic downturns. The presentation focusses on the disruptions in the US and around the world. Case studies for significant disasters will be presented. An Extra 45 Minutes Can Provide a World of Knowledge! Rahul Bali Program Chair +91 955 980 8787 Society of Petroleum Engineers - New Delhi Section 222 Palisades Creek Drive, Richardson, Texas 75080 +1.972.952.9393 | E-mail | SPE members receive periodic emails on events and programs related to the section to which they belong. If you no longer wish to receive emails from this section, please opt-out. You may also choose to review your email preferences with SPE International.

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    New Delhi, India

  • Distinguished Lecture: What Happens When Heavy Oil and Solvent Mix?

    Monday, February 10, 2020, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM MT
    ABSTRACT Heavy oil is a significant global resource but is challenging to recover and process due to its high intrinsic viscosity. One method to reduce its viscosity is to add solvent. Mixing heavy oil and solvent sounds simple in principle but can lead to surprisingly complex results. Multiple phases may form and the viscosity of these phases can span five orders of magnitude. Hence, it is vital to accurately measure and predict the phase behavior and properties of these mixtures in order to appropriately design and operate solvent-based heavy oil processes. The purposes of this presentation are to: 1) illustrate the potential outcomes when solvent is added to heavy oil; 2) highlight the current strengths and limitations in modeling these outcomes. In particular, two aspects of these mixtures are considered: phase behavior and viscosity. First, the phase behavior of mixtures of heavy oil and light n-alkanes is reviewed, including vapor-liquid boundaries, liquid-liquid boundaries, and asphaltene-rich phase yields over a wide range of pressures, temperatures, and compositions. The nature of the heavy liquid phase (from dispersed glassy particulates to a viscous liquid) is examined and the kinetics of the phase change is discussed. The performance of equations of state in modeling the phase behavior for mixtures of heavy oil and solvent is assessed. Second, the effect of solvent addition on heavy oil viscosity is shown and different approaches for predicting the viscosity of these mixtures are examined. The data and modeling approaches shown in this presentation are the product a decade of research and have application in many industrial processes including in situ recovery processes, oil sands froth treatment, solvent deasphalting, and flow assurance. The current status of heavy oil/solvent processes is reviewed with a focus on the role of phase behavior and properties in selected applications is discussed. The one takeaway idea is that phase behavior can be complex; it can make your project if understood and break it if not. BIOGRAPHY Harvey Yarranton is a Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary and is the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Heavy Oil Properties and Processing. Previously, he worked in petroleum engineering at Dome Petroleum Ltd. and Amoco Canada Ltd. His research interests include the phase behavior and properties of heavy oils and solvents, the fundamentals and treatment of water-in-oil emulsions, and oil sands extraction and froth treatment. He authored or coauthored more than 90 journal papers. He holds a B.Sc. (1985) and a Ph.D. (1997) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta. He is an associate editor of SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering and is the recipient of a 2010 SPE Outstanding Service and 2016 “A Peer Apart” awards.
    Edmonton, AB, Canada

  • Distinguish Lecture Talk : Using the Movement of Fluids in Geological Time to Improve Reservoir Char

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM SAT
    Please join us at our Distinguish Lecture Talk in February 11 by Bruce James, Titled: Using the Movement of Fluids in Geological Time to Improve Reservoir Characterization.
    Cape Town, South Africa, South Africa

  • SPE Tyumen Section :: 2019-2020 DL Season :: Long Jiang (Schlumberger)

    Monday, February 17, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM RTZ4
    Long Jiang Schlumberger Abstract Cased hole water saturation conditions are more complicated versus open hole as the sensors measure through the casing/tubing and cement thicknesses. Traditionally the pulsed neutron tools were used to provide the formation sigma (∑) and carbon/oxygen (C/O) ratios. The cased hole formation resistivity (CHFR) was introduced in year 2000. The latest technology, known as new generation pulsed neutron tool was made available in 2017. The principles and applications of all methods are discussed including regional case studies demonstrating the benefits and impact to the field development. Saturation determination practical steps are also presented for in tubing completions. More activities are being carried out in cased hole operations, due to the low oil price outlook. The goal is to produce more hydrocarbon from the mature fields at lower costs. These practices prove good timing to discuss and review the traditional versus the new technology used in cased hole water saturation measurements. The applications include evaluation of bypassed pay, alternative to lack of open hole data due to difficult well conditions, reservoir monitoring with time-lapse analysis, risk and cost minimization through planned cased hole logging providing important benefits to the petroleum industry. Biography Long Jiang joined Schlumberger as a field engineer in November 1984. He has worked in many areas including Asia, the Middle East, the North Sea, and Canada. In 2000 he was assigned as senior petrophysicist in Calgary,Canada. He moved to Bangkok,Thailand in 2004 as senior petrophysicist for the region of Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Long has been principal petrophysicist in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia since October 2007.He worked various projects in South Asia, South East Asia, China and Europe. He is an author of SPE and SPWLA papers as well as a member of both societies.

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    Tyumen, Russian Federation

  • 36-Hour Occupational Safety and Health Supervisor

    Thursday, February 20 - Monday, February 24, 2020
    Dear SPE Baghdad Section Members and others, Our section provide a Training opportunity in Occupational Safety and Health Supervisor in Cooperation with Ishtar for training and HR Development Co. (Authorized Training Provider "ATP"). After Completing the Course and passing the exam, the participant will be awarded 8 International Certificates and ID Card issued by OSHAcademy based in USA , one of the  private training institutions which provides training courses according to the standards of U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). COURSE DESCRIPTION The training course of Occupational Safety and Health Supervisor from OSHAcademy in USA is considered one of the very important courses globally, which opens broad prospects for entering the labor market with national and international oil companies working in Iraq. Supervisors are invaluable to a world-class safety culture. As an "agent of the employer," every supervisor has a legal obligation to understand his or her safety responsibilities in the workplace. This program helps supervisors develop the knowledge and skills to fulfill those responsibilities and be an effective leader. PARTICIPANTS BENEFITS Becoming a true safety leader is not a one-stop destination, but rather a continual journey. By completing this program, you will be able to: Stay current on OSHA's regulations. Learn how to effectively investigate accidents. Monitor employees. Evaluate safety management systems. Managing the work-site in terms of occupational safety and health. Daily report and accident investigation. Responsibilities of the safety supervisor at the work-site. Risk analysis, risk level analysis and risk control. Work permits types. COMPANIES BENEFITS Employees are typically under the watch of your first line of management - your supervisors. Because of their daily influence on employees and their hands-on mentality, you should put your safety supervisors through this program so you can: Impact the success of your safety management system. Ensure all employees implement and follow safety standards. Properly identify the hazards each level of employee faces. Find areas where safety can be improved. Avoid costly liability and workers' compensation. COURSE FEES The official course fees without discount $ 450 As a support for SPE Baghdad Section activities, there are discounts from the Ishtar Co (Authorized Training Provider) and OSHAcademy and as the following:  30% discount for SPE members ( Fees after discount $ 315 ) 15% discount for non-SPE member ( Fees after discount $ 388 ) For those wishing to join the SPE with Baghdad Section, They will be treated as a member in terms of discount, and the fees will be $ 340 ($ 315 + $ 25 membership fees). Note: All the fees will be paid to Ishtar Co. (ATP) and our section's role will be to  organize the course only. WHO CAN ATTEND Petroleum Engineers in oil companies. Other Engineers or employees in Oil Companies who works in the Occupational Safety and Health Departments. Unemployed Engineers who willing to enhance their career to work in the Occupational Safety and Health Departments in Oil Companies. Academics in the Faculties of Petroleum Engineering. Recent graduated Petroleum Engineers and other Specialties. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION Thursday 13/2/2020 IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION REGARDING TIMING The timing was chosen to match the employee's working hours, where timing of the course will be as follows: Thursday, Friday, Saturday (20-22 February) 9 am - 1 pm Sunday, Monday (February 23-24) 4 PM - 8 PM

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    Baghdad, Iraq

  • Build Your Networking Skills

    Monday, February 24, 2020, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM MT
    Social & Networking Events Team Presents: Date: Monday 24th of February 2020 Location:  SPE Auditorium 715, 5th Ave SW [Main Floor] Speaker : Kirk Graham Time:  4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Cost: $5 Abstract: Building and nurturing a network is a lifelong exercise that has many benefits to your career and personal growth. Join us as we talk about managing connections and learn skills that you can use in your daily life such as; •Relaxing to find common ground •Active listening •Bridging techniques •Economy of effort Speaker Bio: Kirk Graham has a passion for technology that tackles complex problems. Through his career Kirk has helped companies both large and small define a problem they can solve and assists in defining and implementing a solution to create a measurable business impact. Kirk brings over 20 years of experience in project, program, and portfolio management.  He enjoys working with clients and partners to bring fulsome solutions that improve the bottom line. Kirk is currently a BD executive with Sound QI. Good to Know: Doors open at 4:30. Appetizers, wine and beer will be provided. The speaker will start at 4:45 PM and there will be an opportunity to practice networking from 5:30 PM to 6 PM. Don't miss out and sign up today! Is your Membership up-to-date? Are you looking to become an SPE Member? Learn more here! ​​
    Calgary, AB, Canada

  • February Study Group - Insights Through Downhole Data

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Abstract  Downhole data is critical to drilling optimization and understanding the root causes of drilling dysfunctions. An MWD system containing high-frequency downhole pressure, vibration, weight, torque, bending, AziGR, and high-speed RPM/Stick-Slip reveals drilling behaviors that cannot be resolved from surface instrumentation alone. Through the looking glass of multiple simultaneously logged downhole sensors, a holistic picture of common drilling phenomena will be reviewed. Topics will include stick-slip, vibration, pack-offs, drilling bed boundary interactions, and other scenarios that manifest themselves on downhole sensors. Biography  Chris Viens is the MWD Product Champion at Nabors Drilling Solutions. At Nabors, Chris is focused on the development, commercialization, and application of advanced downhole measurements for drilling optimization and precise wellbore placement. Prior to working for Nabors, he worked as a Geologist in the GoM and UK North Sea. Chris holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the Geosciences from the University of Massachusetts and the University of Houston.

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    Oklahoma City, OK, United States

  • Technical Presentation: A Successful Hydraulic Multistage ReFracturing Pilot: The Story from Pilot C

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CET
    A Successful Hydraulic Multistage ReFracturing Pilot: The Story from Pilot Candidate Selection to Post-job Evaluation and Rollout While the recognition of the potential candidate was a coincidence by intersecting a stimulated area from one well to a neighboring well, resulting in sustainable higher production, the study phase to identify the full field potential and candidate well identification was executed in a structured way. A primary challenge was the proper preparation of the well, while keeping the overall costs manageable. Multistage hydraulic re-stimulation is not well utilized in Europe thus far and has not been applied offshore. In this mature field, the entire process from study to execution and post-job analysis was strongly cost driven, but resulted in the potential for six more hydraulically stimulated wells in this field. Biography: Peter Janiczek holds a BSc, MSc and PhD from University Leoben in Petroleum Engineering. He currently is a senior expert production technology with a strong focus on stimulation engineering, mainly working for major development projects and operations support with 10 years of oil & gas experience, particularly in upstream. Peter published several papers in peer reviewed chemical engineering journals and also within SPE about chemical tracers, fluid development, fracturing and re-fracturing.
    Vienna, Austria

  • February SPE DL Luncheon

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM MT
    Lawrence Camilleri,  Schlumberger Production Optimisation of Conventional and Unconventional Wells with ESP Real Time Data Abstract Optimising production has always been important, but there is naturally a greater focus on high rate wells, such as those produced with ESPs (Electrical Submersible Pumps). A key driver is arresting decline while minimising infill drilling, which is often achieved by identifying wells with skin to identify stimulation candidates and increasing drawdown on wells with good pressure support. With unconventionals, accelerating production while minimising power consumption become dominant goals. This presentation explains how real-time gauge data enables high-frequency, high-resolution downhole flow rate measurements on ESP wells. Thereby providing both rate and pressure, which are essential to enabling inflow characterisation and thereby identifying optimisation opportunities without the need for traditional buildups, which cause production deferment. Fortunately, technology advances have improved real time data quality in terms of both sampling frequency and metrology. There has also been a reduction in the cost of measurement, transmission and storage, which signals the true dawn of the digital age. The presentation therefore also reviews how real time data enables increases in well uptime and ESP run life as well as minimising power consumption. Using material from recent SPE papers, both theoretical methodology and real case studies are presented to illustrate the value of real time data for both conventional vertical wells and unconventional multifracked horizontal wells. While the case studies are based on ESP applications, the lessons learnt on how to extract value from real-time data can be applied to other artificial lift techniques, especially since inflow characterisation is generic.

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    Durango, CO, United States

  • Study Group: Frac modeling w/ non-intrusive embedded discrete fracture models- Wei Yu of Sim Tech

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Speaker:  Wei Yu of Sim Tech LLC Topic: The Best Fracture Modeling Solution: Non-Intrusive Emmbedded Discrete Fracture Model (EDFM) Technology Date & Time: Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 11:30 AM Location: Brookhaven College Geological Institute Cost: $20 if SPE member paying electronically, all others $25 Reservation AND/OR Credit Card ONLINE Payment at: http://www.spedallas.org/ Please remember to bring your computer generated receipt to show that you have paid by credit card.  Abstract: Recent advances in fracture-diagnostic tools and fracture-propagation models make it necessary to efficiently and accurately model fractures with complex geometries in reservoir-simulation studies. In this talk, we will present an innovative method to model fractures with complex geometries with any third-party reservoir simulators in a non-intrusive manner. Through nonneighboring connections (NNCs), an embedded discrete fracture model (EDFM) preprocessor is developed and applied to any commercial reservoir simulators to properly model fractures with complex geometries such as irregular fracture networks, nonplanar hydraulic fractures and natural fractures. We demonstrate the accuracy and efficiency of the approach by comparing the results with local-grid-refinement (LGR) models and its filed applications. The nonintrusive application of the EDFM allows insertion of the discrete fractures into the computational domain and the use of original functionalities of the simulators without having access to the source code of the simulators. It may be easily integrated into existing frameworks for unconventional reservoirs to handle gas Huff-n-Puff simulation, well interference due to complex fracture hits, automatic history matching, and well spacing optimization. Speaker Bio:  Wei Yu is currently a chief technology advisor for SimTech LLC. His research interests include commercialization of EDFM (Embedded Discrete Fracture Model) technology for modeling any complex fractures and EDFM-AI for automatic history matching. He is an Associate Editor for SPE Journal and Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. Yu authored or coauthored more than 150 technical papers and holds five patents and two books (“Shale Gas and Tight Oil Reservoir Simulation” and “Embedded Discrete Fracture Modeling and Application in Reservoir Simulation”). He holds a PhD degree in petroleum engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.   

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    Farmer's Branch, TX, United States

  • YP Professional Development Event: Personal and Business Branding Part II

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CT
    Please join us in the continuation of our last professional development event featuring guest speaker Fred Schlesinger on his "Personal and Business Branding" talk. Do not worry if you did not make it to the first event in September. Newcomers are welcome! This interactive and entertaining talk will give you knowledge on how you can better brand yourself in both your career and socially. Fred will cover a range of topics, including clarifying your vision of success, tapping into the power of you, creating your own competitive advantage, value statement, and personal brand, and putting it all to work for you. Fred  Schlesinger is a highly successful Financial Coach and Small Business Specialist, and he additionally devotes a great deal of his work week to helping business owners and individuals in their education for greater financial and personal efficacy. He seamlessly pulls together his 40+ years of business experience presenting to various types of groups in a variety of venues. Fred has taught over 500 workshops in his unique presentation style, which enjoys a more interactive approach using the 4 E’s of Entertainment, Education, Enlightenment, and Enrichment. Note: Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. If you plan to attend please arrive BEFORE 6 PM as the building's parking garage and elevators close to the public by that time. See you there!

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    Addison, TX, United States

  • Data Analytics and Machine Learning in Oil and Gas

    Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM EAT
    Artificial intelligence is infiltrating every industry, allowing vehicles to navigate without drivers, assisting doctors with medical diagnoses, and giving financial institutions more nuanced ways to predict risk. AI s not only found new cutting edge business but is also transforming traditional industries like Oil and Gas. In this talk, we seek to dive deeper into AI/ Big Data engineering and its cross-section with the traditional engineering design process. We also seek to answer the question: as an engineer/ profession in the Oil and Gas industry what would be your role in bringing AI/ Big Data to your field. Should you seek to learn new skills like data science, data engineering or data visualization and implement them yourself? Or can you play the role of an influencer and/ or thought leader by promoting certain uses of AI/ Big Data tech in your industry?

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    Nairobi, Kenya

  • A Convenient Technology to Calculate Geomechanical Properties from Drilling Data

    Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM MT
    Geomechanics Breakfast Series No 3: A Convenient Technology to Calculate Geomechanical Properties from Drilling Data Date: Thursday, 27th of February 2020 Speaker:  Mazeda Tahmeen, PhD, PEng, Technical Product Manager, Rocsol Technologies Inc. Location:  Calgary Petroleum Club (329- 5th Ave SW) Time: 7:30am – 9:30am Cost:Member - $40, Non-Members $50 Students $15 Special Three Geomechanics Series : Members - $100, Non Members - $130 Abstract: The multistage hydraulic fracturing is the best practice to stimulate unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs for optimal production in oil & gas industry. Recent studies suggested that the selective stimulation design could significantly increase the production rates at a reduced cost rather than using the non-selective geometric stages. An optimal design needs a detailed geomechanical logging and core information to selectively perforate the formation and optimize the stimulation treatment. In most cases, the non-selective evenly spaced geometric stimulation design is used, primarily due to the time consuming and expensive conventional downhole logging tools and techniques. Rocsol’s D-Series is a convenient, cost-effective technology that uses a 3D wellbore friction model to estimate the effective downhole weight on bit (DWOB) from routinely acquired surface weight on bit, hookload, RPM along with the survey data and drill string information in directional drilling. The estimated DWOB is used as an input to the inverted rate of penetration (ROP) model along with other drilling data, drill bit specifications and reservoir specific formation constants, to calculate rock mechanical and reservoir properties including, the compressive strengths, Young’s modulus, porosity, permeability and Poisson’s ratio without the use of expensive downhole logging tools. In unconventional reservoir this technology can be used to engineer stimulation design by selecting sweet spots from the recognized behaviour of geomechanical properties. Unlike the current practice using logs of 1 in 10 or 1 in 20 well, a complete geomechanical log can be obtained on every well. This novel technology could help geologists and reservoir engineers better exploit unconventional reservoirs leading to optimal selective stimulations and greatest net present value (NPV). In this session the speaker will deliver a brief demo on the D-Series technology to calculate the geomechanical properties using a set of sample field data from a horizontal drilling in North America. Speaker Bio: Dr. Mazeda Tahmeen has been working as a Technical Product Manager in a Calgary-based data analytics company, Rocsol Technologies Inc. since 2014. She has more than 17 years of experiences of which the most recent 5+ years as a technical professional and researcher in Rocsol Technologies Inc. and prior 12+ years at universities in Canada and Japan as an active researcher, teaching instructor and technical professional in the areas of Mechanical, Chemical and Petroleum engineering. She specializes in modelling and simulation analysis of advanced drilling optimization, geomechanical properties from drilling data and fluid power systems. She has authored and co-authored of over 25 journal and conference publications & technical reports and is an active professional member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Don't miss out and sign up today! ​
    Calgary, AB, Canada

  • OU SPE Mud Motor Class

    Thursday, February 27, 2020, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT

  • Getting to Sanction in 3 Months – Engineering Perspective

    Thursday, February 27, 2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Abstract: The discussion will be a case study of design simplifications for a subsea tie-back (including flow assurance FEED) to enable investment decision in 3 months. Simplifications included design to mitigate asphaltene and hydrate challengesalong with a long tie-back in deepwater GoM. An integrated team including subsurface, facilities and flow assurance enabled the decision with partner approval for a brownfield tie-back. Short Bio: Nikhil has 20+ years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry in production, reservoir, facilities and asset management. He is a chemical engineer from University of Houston and has an ALM (Finance) in ExtensionStudies from Harvard University and has published over 50 papers and presentations

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    Houston, TX, United States

  • February SPE Happy Hour

    Thursday, February 27, 2020, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM CT
    February SPE Happy Hour Sponsored by:   Thursday, February 28, 2020 at 4:00 PM *Always the LAST Thursday for the month! Little Woodrow's located at 606 W Afton Oaks Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78232 The YP Happy Hour is now the SPE Happy Hour and is open to all ages! Please join us to unwind with drinks sponsored by Schlumberger OneStim. There will also be a raffle, so bring some extra cash to buy tickets! RSVP not required, but let us know if you plan to attend by email at balcones@spemail.org . Please email Tara Butler at tara.butler@bakerguhes.com  if you are interested in sponsoring!

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    San Antonio, TX, United States

  • Young Professionals - Happy Hour

    Thursday, February 27, 2020, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM ET
    SPE Pittsburgh Young Professionals and Horizontal Wireline Services are delighted to invite you to the monthly networking event. Looking forward to meeting you and please feel free to forward this invitation to whomever you think might be interested! Are you or your company interested in sponsoring an upcoming Young Professionals event? If so, please contact our Sponsorship Chair, Fletcher Loder at  Fletcher.Loder@gmail.com , for more information.

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    Washington, PA, United States

  • DL presentation: Production Optimisation of Conventional and Unconventional wells with ESP real time

    Friday, February 28, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM GFT
    ​ Production Optimisation of Conventional and Unconventional Wells with ESP Real Time Data                                  Lawrence Camilleri Schlumberger   Abstract:   Optimising production has always been important, but there is naturally a greater focus on high rate wells, such as those produced with ESPs (Electrical Submersible Pumps). A key driver is arresting decline while minimising infill drilling, which is often achieved by identifying wells with skin to identify stimulation candidates and increasing drawdown on wells with good pressure support. With unconventionals, accelerating production while minimising power consumption become dominant goals. This presentation explains how real-time gauge data enables high-frequency, high-resolution downhole flow rate measurements on ESP wells. Thereby providing both rate and pressure, which are essential to enabling inflow characterisation and thereby identifying optimisation opportunities without the need for traditional buildups, which cause production deferment.   Fortunately, technology advances have improved real time data quality in terms of both sampling frequency and metrology. There has also been a reduction in the cost of measurement, transmission and storage, which signals the true dawn of the digital age. The presentation therefore also reviews how real time data enables increases in well uptime and ESP run life as well as minimising power consumption.  Using material from recent SPE papers, both theoretical methodology and real case studies are presented to illustrate the value of real time data for both conventional vertical wells and unconventional multifracked horizontal wells.  While the case studies are based on ESP applications, the lessons learnt on how to extract value from real-time data can be applied to other artificial lift techniques, especially since inflow characterisation is generic.   Biography:   Lawrence has over 33 years of experience in production operations of which 27 years have been focused on artificial lift in a variety of roles ranging from field and application engineer to his current role as Global Domain Head, which is Schlumberger’s most senior technical position in the Artificial Lift Division. He has published over 16 SPE conference papers and 3 patents covering all aspects of ESP operation such as inflow characterization and advanced completions.  This body of work is particularly noteworthy as it combines theoretical explanations and field case studies using real time data.  
    Paramaribo, Suriname

  • 14th Annual SPE Mardi Gras Gala

    Saturday, February 29, 2020, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM CT
    Join the OKC section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers for the 14th annual SPE Mardi Gras Gala benefiting the Willow Springs Boys Ranch! About this Event Description Join the Society of Petroleum Engineers for the 14th Annual SPE Mardi Gras Gala benefitting Willow Springs Boys Ranch of Chandler, OK. In keeping with tradition, we will have a silent auction and balloon raffle to support WSBR. This year we are adding a live auction, so please download the Bray Auction App ! Bring your Mardi Gras mask and enjoy a fun night including dinner and drinks, casino games, music and a chance to win some amazing prizes and trips! Your ticket includes dinner, 2 drink tickets and $50 Casino Cash, which is used to play for tickets to be entered into a raffle at the end of the night. Order your balloons in advance (they always sell out!) and each balloon wins a prize! Help us exceed our goal of again raising over $10,000 for WSBR as we enjoy a night of fun with friends while giving back to our community. What is Willow Springs Boys Ranch? Willow Springs Boys Ranch is a long-term residential childcare facility that accepts applications from boys between the ages 7 to 12 years old. Boys are able to live on the ranch until they graduate from high school, obtain their G.E.D. or participate in an independent living program after graduation. The Ranch takes boys orphaned, abandoned, in need of supervision or from broken or dysfunctional homes. Why hold this event? SPE believes that its members have been blessed with successful careers and as such it is our social responsibility to make a positive impact on others in our communities. Willow Springs Boys Ranch is a local opportunity to invest our time, labor and finances to yield a positive future for several young men that desire a chance to become successful adults. SPE also believes it is important for the energy industry to foster positive relationships of trust within our local communities. As such, we encourage our members to be personally involved in a variety of positive initiatives throughout our neighborhoods, communities and state. For more information, visit Willow Springs Boys Ranch website: http://www.wsbr.ws/about FAQs What is the dress code? Black tie optional and a coat check will be available. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Valet will be available Will it be a cash only bar? Yes, the bar will be cash only. There is an ATM on site If I win a silent auction package what forms of payment will be accepted? Cash, check, or credit card will be accepted. The easiest and quickest option will be cash or check. Any additional questions please contact Katie Plas (katie.plas@chk.com) or Drew Hayes (Robert.hayes@halliburton.com)

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    Nichols Hills, OK, United States

  • Distinguished Lecture: “Reservoir Engineering While Drilling” in Horizontal Wells

    Monday, March 2, 2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET
    “Reservoir Engineering While Drilling” in Horizontal Wells Speaker: Shahid Azizul Haq, Schlumberger Abstract:  Over the past forty years, steering a horizontal well in conventional reservoirs has evolved from geometric to geological to structural and now productivity steering. This talk is aimed to summarize the evolution of wellbore steering, the impact of logging-while-drilling on well and reservoir performance, and the real-time application of reservoir engineering fundamentals while drilling these horizontal wells. The talk also addresses questions like: What is the deliverability (PI, Q) of the horizontal drilled interval? What is the impact of changing wellbore trajectory while drilling (sensitivity analysis) on PI? How can we steer a horizontal well to maximize productivity and/or recovery and/or minimize flow assurance issues?   Biography: Shahid Azizul Haq is Reservoir Engineering Advisor in Schlumberger. He is subject matter expert on formation testing (FT), production logging (PL) and pressure transient analysis (PTA). He has been with Schlumberger for more than 30 years and most of his firsthand experience of FT/PL/PTA stem from working in Middle East (Syria, UAE, Saudi Arabia & Qatar), an environment rich in horizontal wells. For the past 10 years, Shahid is working as the Global Reservoir Domain Head for Schlumberger Drilling & Measurements where his primary role is to manage the development of new formation testing and reservoir engineering techniques/workflows/answer products for the "while drilling" environment. He has pioneered the workflow of Real Time Productivity Steering also known as RTPS, a key enabler for the real-time application of reservoir engineering while drilling horizontal wells. Shahid has co-authored 16 papers (out of his 26 papers) focused on horizontal wells either regarding formation testing or production logging or productivity steering. He holds BS and MS degrees in petroleum engineering. Shahid has been a member of various SPE, SPWLA and IPTC program committees as well as the Editorial Review Committee for SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering. Shahid received 2017 SPE Regional Service Award for Gulf Coast North America Region Member Registration: Non-Member Registration:

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    Carnegie, PA, United States

  • Post-Fracture Pressure Decay: A Novel (and Free) Stage-Level Assessment Method

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM MT
    REPO Special Interest Group: Post-Fracture Pressure Decay: A Novel (and Free) Stage-Level Assessment Method Date: Tuesday 3rd of March 2020 Speaker: Michael J. Sullivan , Formation Evaluation Advisor @ Chevron Canada Location:  Calgary Petroleum Club Time:  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM  Cost: Members : $45, Non-Members : $55, Students: $15  Abstract: A method has been developed for the analysis of pressure falloff data following a single-stage treatment in a multi-stage fracture stimulation.  The basic premise is that the greater the permeability contacted by the fracture stimulation, the greater the rate of pressure falloff will be. This can be done with as little as 15 minutes of falloff data, but with a “zipper” style completion, the surface pressure falloff of a given fracture stage may be monitored for several hours for no incremental cost while an offset well on the same pad is being stimulated.  The initial falloff data is collected well before fracture closure, so proppant is not yet a factor – the pressure decay is influenced by the total fracture system of that stage. This analysis has been performed on approximately 30 wells, each with about 20 stages, including two wells equipped with fiber optic sensing.  The pressure decay follows a straight line on a plot of pressure versus logarithm of time. The slope of that line is the decay exponent, and a large exponent is indicative of greater connected permeability or fracture complexity. The development of this technique is in its early phases, but thus far a good correlation has been observed between the pressure decay exponent and micro-seismic activity, as well as between pressure decay and the Young’s modulus of the rock being stimulated. In a multi-cluster “plug and perf” completion equipped with fiber optic cable, a positive correlation was observed with the number of clusters being treated. When the same hydraulic fracture stimulation was executed in similar rock types, very consistent results were obtained, suggesting a valid and repeatable relationship. The final validation of this technique will be possible when compared against production logging results. The prospect of a low cost, or even free, analytical technique in an environment where anything beyond a gamma ray curve is often a luxury, is particularly exciting. This assessment technique could be used for optimization of perforation cluster design and location, landing zone, and fracturing fluid optimization. Speaker Bio: Michael J. Sullivan is a Formation Evaluation Advisor working for Chevron in Calgary.  Mike has had previous assignments as a Cased and Open Hole Petrophysicist in Angola, Calgary, and Houston, as Team leader for Petrophysics R&D with Chevron Energy Technology Company in San Ramon, Ca., and as Reservoir Surveillance Coordinator for the Tengiz field in Kazakhstan. Don't miss out and sign up today! Is your Membership up-to-date? Are you looking to become an SPE Member? Learn more here! ​​​
    Calgary, AB, Canada

  • March 2020 Section Meeting

    Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    John Jacobi Co-Founder Covey Park Energy Topic: What I'm Seeing Now Mr. Jacobi began his full time employment in the energy business in 1981 working for Woolf & Magee, Inc., a Drilling and E&P company where he was involved in acquisitions for the E&P company and contract negotiations for the drilling company. In 1991 he co-founded Jacobi-Johnson Energy, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas producer, and served as its President focusing on acquisitions in the Arkla Tex and Gulf Coast Basins, including South Louisiana. Jacobi-Johnson was sold to EXCO Resources in 1998 where he became VP of Business Development and Marketing. At Exco he led the acquisition efforts on over 100 transactions valued at ~ $8 Billion. He also served as a Board Member for three Exco joint ventures with BG: 1) TGGT, an intrastate pipeline company serving the East Texas & North Louisiana area, 2) EXCO Resources PA and 3) Appalachia Midstream Co.

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    Tyler, TX, United States

  • Petroleum Technology Luncheon - March 10th

    Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PT
    Long Beach, CA, United States

  • SPE Brazil FPSO Symposium

    Wednesday, March 11 - Thursday, March 12, 2020
    The geographical conditions and the remote location of the main Brazilian reservoirs, notably the deep pre-salt giant fields, present a favorable environment for the use of   FPSOs   platforms Therefore, despite already having the most significant number of   FPSOs   in operation, for many years, there still are accurate projections as to the entry of many other   FPSOs   into production in the near future. Based on this scenario, the Brazilian Society of Petroleum Engineers – SPE, through its Sessions Brazil and Macaé, will hold the   SPE Symposium FPSO 2020   with the objective of having together professionals from different areas to Sharing Lessons Learned and discuss the   Next Generations of FPSOs.   The integration of multidisciplinary knowledge is essential for consolidate a the worldwide chain of FPSOs design, management and operation absolutely necessary in the coming years. In addition to the special sessions, there are technical roundtables to discuss key challenges points: Contracting; Digitalization; Operational Reliability; Technology and Process Safety and Integrity The Event will be held on the   11th and 12th of March 2020 , from 9:00 to 18:00, on   Windsor Florida Hotel – R. Ferreira Viana, 81 – Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brazil.   The language is English and professionals from others countries are very welcome.

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    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • SPE Distinguished Lecturer - Bahia-Sergipe Section

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM BRT
    Todos os anos a SPE Bahia-Sergipe Section recebe três experts da industria internacional  para compartilhar seu conhecimento com nossos membros e nossa comunidade. Para iniciar o ano de 2020 receberemos no dia 11 de março  John Pringle (Bluefin Petroleum) apresentando o tema: Marginal Fields How to Maximize Profit and Minimize Risk. **Registre-se clicando no botão RSVP. O registro não é obrigatório , mas se você é um Membro SPE (Profissional ou Estudantil) recomendamos fortemente que o faça, isso nos ajuda a melhor atende-los. Não serão cobradas taxas para este evento, todos são bem vindos. Participem e tragam convidados interessados. Abstract: Many offshore oil fields have been discovered which at the time of discovery were considered too small for further appraisal or development and were relinquished. Today some of these discoveries offer great opportunities for fast track and highly profitable developments. To be successful however, risks need to be mitigated. Often with marginal fields the data required to prepare Field Development Plans is incomplete, for example, lack of production testing, delineation wells and identification of fluid contacts. Compound this with lower in place volumes than pre-drill prognosis  makes further appraisal hard to justify. This presentation shows how risks can be mitigated by developing clusters of fields using standardized Mobile Production Units and Storage Tankers, reprocessing seismic data, drilling horizontal wells and applying artificial lift. It tells the story of how a $2.2 billion company was created in a relatively short time by developing fields discovered and relinquished by others. John Pringle Biography: John Pringle is a petroleum engineer with 30 years oil industry experience. He holds an MSc degree in petroleum engineering.  He started his career with BP in the North Sea after which he moved to the Middle East where he worked on a number of production optimization and de-bottlenecking projects in Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia. This was followed by a period in Libya as technical representative for PetroCanada.  Following this John moved to Thailand as the petroleum engineering manager for an Independent Operator who were developing offshore marginal fields. John was then transferred to Malaysia as Country Manager to set up the business and implement the development of three marginal fields under a Risk Service Contract. #DistinguishedLecturer

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    Salvador, Brazil

  • YP Networking Event: Mavericks Game & Happiest Hour Pregame (sponsor: Premier Pressure Pumping)

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM CT
    Join us Wednesday night March 11th as we cheer on our Dallas Mavericks when they take on the Denver Nuggets at the American Airlines Center at 7:30! A limited number of tickets are available which can be purchased through the event registration at $20 per ticket. Before the game, be sure to stop by the Happiest Hour (2616 Olive Street) from 5:30 to 7:00 where Premier Pressure Pumping will be sponsoring pregame drinks! *To reserve your ticket to the game you must pre-pay online. Pre-paid tickets will be distributed at the Happiest Hour from 5:30-7:00

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    Dallas, TX, United States

  • Save Employee Lives! Prevent, Rather Than Respond. Predictive Analytics for Health, Safety and Envir

    Thursday, March 12, 2020, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM MT
    Business Breakfasts: Save Employee Lives! Prevent, Rather Than Respond. Predictive Analytics for Health, Safety and Environment! Date: Thursday 12th of March 2020 Speaker: Heather Stewart , Director of Operations, Advisian Digital - Worley Group (Formerly Worley Parsons) Location:  Calgary Petroleum Club Time:  7:30 AM - 9:00 AM  Cost: Members : $ 45, Non-Members : $55, Students: $15  Abstract: Looking back on the past 20 years, the oil and gas industry has become considerably safer. We have developed and put in place some of the most advanced safety programs and are investing more time, effort and money in the health and safety of our people and the environment.  And ultimately, what difference is it making? Evidence shows that serious injury and fatality rates are not achieving the consistent reduction shown in other injuries. Data from the UK (consistently one of the lowest work-related fatality countries) shows workplace fatality rates have been effectively constant since 2009. 1 The recent move toward human performance-based safety, focussing on driving the empowerment and accountability of individuals is one way in which organizations are attempting to move the needle. It is known that to make good individual decisions, people need to see the full story. Data provides the source of that story.  As we move into the digital age it’s time to rethink how data and advanced analytics can help us monitor and proactively manage risk better. After all, our lives depend on it. Advisian Digital, Worley’s data science, software and technology business, has combined forces with SaltGrid, a leading data science company, to create a cloud-based platform that applies artificial intelligence to Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) data, recognizing patterns and relationships that standard business intelligence does not, to predict the number and types of incidents likely to occur and allow asset operators to intervene. The presenter will discuss power of predictive analytics and artificial intelligence for health and safety prevention in comparison to standard business analytics by showcasing recent project case studies where SaltGrid provided insights and outcomes standard business analytics could not. It  demonstrates how predictive analytics strips out human bias, accurately predicts the nature and timing of upcoming incidents by highlighting key causes and contributing factors, and ultimately, it will demonstrate how it can help to improve overall HSE leadership by analysing training and other activities to identify which are most effective in preventing incidents. Speaker Bios: Heather’s nearly 20 years of experience comprises engineering consulting, health, safety and environmental management, project and program management, and talent management. Heather is a proud member of the Worley team and a huge health and safety advocate. Don't miss out and sign up today! Is your Membership up-to-date? Are you looking to become an SPE Member? Learn more here! ​​
    Calgary, AB, Canada

  • Technical Presentation: Underground Sun Conversion

    Friday, March 13, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CET
    Underground Sun Conversion: Converting a one way industry into sustainable cycle industry The storage of the energy is one of the key elements to enable a renewable energy future. Wind and solar energy are abundantly available, but not always at the time when they are needed. To cover the demand between day and night or on a cloudy day, batteries and pumped hydro power plants can be used. However, to store the energy from the summer until the winter, where needed, another energy carrier is necessary that can be stored in large quantities and for several months. Hydrogen provides an answer to this issue as it can be generated from surplus energy in summer and then be stored until the winter in existing porous gas storages. However, suitable infrastructure is not available in most European regions and the energy density is much lower than that of CH4. Therefore, RAG Austria AG, building on the knowledge generated from the Underground Sun Storage (USS) project, in 2016 started the project Underground Sun Conversion (USC). In this project it is planned to prove, that the microbes that where initially responsible for generating the methane in RAG’s shallow reservoirs, could do so again by metabolizing hydrogen and carbon dioxide to methane. USC is accompanied by several scientific partners, which provided a thorough research schedule that looked on all upstream and downstream issues of the subsurface methanation process. While the scientific work-packages look into the details of facility planning and material issues, the field pilot in Lehen will generate the knowledge on how to establish a field wide activation of the methane generating bacteria. Biography: Markus Pichler studied petroleum engineering with specialization on reservoir engineering at Montanuniversity Leoben. He has been working for RAG Austria AG as a reservoir engineer and geo-chemist since 2012. His main field of expertise is storage of natural gas in depleted gas reservoirs. He is also involved in RAG’s future projects of hydrogen storage and geomethanation as a researcher and project manager. Furthermore, he is member of Marcogaz, ÖVGW, EAGE.
    Vienna, Austria

  • SPE Canada Unconventional Resources Conference

    Wednesday, March 18 - Thursday, March 19, 2020
    The co-located SPE Canada Unconventional Resources and   Heavy Oil Technical Conferences   are the premier platform in North America to enable the exchange of information through case studies, technical advancements, and business strategies that allow energy projects to deliver favorable returns at prevailing oil prices.  Check back for more information and registration!
    Calgary, AB, Canada

  • SPE Canada Heavy Oil Conference

    Wednesday, March 18 - Thursday, March 19, 2020
    The co-located SPE Canada Unconventional Resources and   Heavy Oil Technical Conferences   are the premier platform in North America to enable the exchange of information through case studies, technical advancements, and business strategies that allow energy projects to deliver favorable returns at prevailing oil prices.  Check back for more information and registration!
    Calgary, AB, Canada

  • Automated Directional Drilling

    Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    World first: Baker Hughes and Equinor deploy automated directional drilling system offshore Abstract The Baker Hughes i-Trak TM Drilling Systems Automation Services suite—or i-Trak TM  suite in short—is a software system for the automation of drilling processes at a rig site. It is designed to improve the drilling performance, wellbore quality and safety at a rig site by monitoring and analyzing real-time rig data and supporting field service engineers and other rig personnel in their daily work. One of the modules of this automation suite is the i-Trak TM  Automated Trajectory Drilling, which is a fully closed-loop system capable of predicting wellbore trajectory and deriving steering proposals to follow the planned trajectory closely, or to steer back to plan if necessary. It then automatically submits those steering downlinks to the downhole rotary steerable system. This system has recently been tested with good results in the US and on the NCS, and Baker Hughes will elaborate on the results as well as the future potential that this and similar automation technologies have for the upstream oil & gas industry. Biography David Selvåg Larsen is currently working as the Digitalization Manager for Europe in Baker Hughes. He was previously the global technical lead for Reservoir Navigation Services and has more than 10 years of experience in drilling and evaluation. David holds a M.Sc . in Marine Geophysics from the Univ. of Tromsø, Norway This presentation is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be served. The external registration is only required for the following dinner.

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • Distinguished Lecturer March Tour - Geoff Downton

    Thursday, March 19, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM MT
    Don’t miss this SPE Distinguished Lecturer!   Rotary Steerable Systems Current Trends and Future Directions Geoff Downton   Thursday, March 19, 2020 11:30 Social/Lunch, 12:00 Talk Billings Petroleum Club 27 N 27 th St, Suite 2200 Billings, Montana   RSVP to Darren@MTOildiggers.com by Friday, March 13 th .   An Extra 45 Minutes Can Provide a World of Knowledge

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    Billings, MT, United States

  • March Section Meeting - Distinguished Lecturer - Enhancing Fluid Recovery in Shales

    Thursday, March 19, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Speaker:   Gregory Walker, Distinguished Lecturer, Repsol Topic:        Enhancing Fluid Recovery in Shales: Why Pores Less Than 10nm Matter Date:         Thursday, March 19th at 11:30 AM Location:  Bob R. Simpson Building, 110 W 7 th  Street, Fort Worth, TX.  You must enter through the doors on 7th Street .  Click here for map   Cost:  Online/pre-registration*: $30 Registration at event: $35 *Online registration closes the day before the event. Please pre-register if possible to make the security and check-in process a smooth process at the venue.

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    Fort Worth, TX, United States

  • 2020 SPE Delta Section Golf Tournament - Sponsorship

    Friday, March 20, 2020, 8:00 AM - 1:00 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  -   Sponsorship Package A   Ace Sponsorship   - Billing on Sponsor Board $1,500   -   Sponsorship Package Attendee   Eagle Sponsorship   - Billing on Sponsor Board $1,000   - Team Member   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: SPE Delta Section P.O. Box 52737 New Orleans, LA  70152

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    Springfield, LA, United States

  • 2020 SPE Delta Section Golf Tournament - Team Registration

    Friday, March 20, 2020, 8:00 AM - 1:00 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   mattw@llog.com  the names of the players in your foursome.***

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    Springfield, LA, United States

  • The Blast 2020 Cook Children's Hospital 5k

    Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
    Join us on March 21, 2020 as we Run, Walk and Dine to make a difference in the lives of Cook Children's patients and families fighting Neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of pediatric cancer. The link below will take you to the event page. Make sure you are registering under our team name, SPE Fort Worth .  CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILED INFO AND TO REGISTER EVENTS: 1-Mile fun run starting at 8:15am- $25 for adults and $20 for kids 5K starting at 8:00am- $35 for adults and $25 for kids Please note on race day (March 21), the pricing will increase: 1-Mile fun run starting at 8:15am- $30 for adults and $25 for kids 5K starting at 8:00am- $40 for adults and $30 for kids

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    Fort Worth, TX, United States

  • March Luncheon: Rotary Steerable Systems Current Trends and Future Directions

    Saturday, March 21, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM AKT
    Abstract:    Rotary Steerable Systems (RSS) support a multibillion dollar directional drilling market. The ability to continuously rotate the drill string whilst the RSS controls the direction of hole propagation, enables high quality boreholes to be drilled faster and further than other methods.   The internal intricacies of most RSS are confidential and diverse. Nevertheless, a useful discussion on the numerous steering principles employed, can still proceed when aided by a simple technique for understanding the likely response of any directional drilling system; be it rotary, bent housing motor or RSS.   The design of the bottom hole assembly (BHA), impacts RSS steering performance and borehole quality in many subtle ways. For example, the positioning of sensors and actuators along the BHA; the speed and latency of communication channels between surface and BHA subsystems; can degrade borehole quality and promote instability, like spiraling, by adding undesirable delays into the steering control loop. The key supporting role played by complex simulations in designing RSS, will also be covered.   RSS systems have undergone continuous evolution since their first appearance in the mid 1990’s, today’s new necessities like factory and automated drilling, are still driving new innovations as will be explored in the presentation.   The one idea to take away is : that the science of RSS technology has been 25 years in the making, it underpins a highly competitive market environment, so expect further revolutionary developments in the next 25 years   Biography:   Geoff Downton is a Schlumberger Fellow and Senior Technical Drilling Advisor resident at the Schlumberger Stonehouse Product Centre facility in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. He has a PhD in Cybernetics, a Masters in Systems Control with distinction and an Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a member of the SPE, IEEE and the Institute of the Measurement and Control and is registered as a Chartered Engineer and European Engineer. Since 1998 he has contributed to the development and innovation of Schlumberger’s rotary steerable systems and drilling tools with an interest in automation and control and has over 50 patents. He is a founding member of the SPE’s Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section, a serving officer and past chairman. Before joining Schlumberger, he was a program manager in the nuclear industry developing robots to inspect and repair reactors and prior to that he developed inertial navigation systems, sensors and control systems for the aerospace industry.
    Anchorage, AK, United States

  • March Monthly Meeting

    Monday, March 23, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    March Monthly Meeting Monday, March 23, 2020 at 11:30 AM at the Petroleum Club of San Antonio ***NOTE THE NEW DATE*** Register by 10:00 AM on Friday, March 20, 2020 With RSVP $30 per person // Without RSVP$ 35 per person *Dress Business Casual "Production Optimization of Conventional & Unconventional Wells with ESP Real Time Data." REG ISTER HERE Gregory Walker, Repsol Distinguished Lecturer Events                  Attendee Evaluation Form

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    San Antonio, TX, United States

  • Ops Challenges in Unconventional Oil & Gas - Ayman Gazawi of Enhanced Recovery Partners

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Speaker: Ayman Gazawi of Enhanced Recovery Partners Topic: Ops Challenges in Unconventional Oil & Gas Date & Time: Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 11:30 AM Location: Brookhaven College Geological Institute Cost: $20 if SPE member paying electronically, all others $25 Reservation AND/OR Credit Card ONLINE Payment at: http://www.spedallas.org/ Please remember to bring your computer generated receipt to show that you have paid by credit card.  Abstract: Unconventional and conventional assets face many operational challenges related to flow assurance such as: corrosion, paraffin, scale, hydrates, field souring (H2S), fluid separation, plus many others.  This presentation will focus on the current operation challenges facing unconventional assets in the Eagle Ford, WolfCAMP , and Delaware. Speaker Bio:  Mr.  Gazawi has 17 years of experience in upstream and midstream oil and gas operations focusing on unconventional shale.  He is currently Petroleum Engineer Subject Matter Expert at Enhanced Recovery Partners.  He has worked in various petroleum engineering areas, including gas processing, fractionation, upstream production operation, water and CO2 flood, CO2 Recovery, Process Facility and Design, workover, Unconventional Re-Frac and Stimulation, flow assurance, asset integrity, and corrosion management.  He is currently vice president of NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineering) Technical Exchange group TEG 202X (Flow Assurance in Oil and Gas), and Secretary of Standard Technical Group 31 (Scale and Corrosion Inhibition in Oil and Gas), he is also vice chair of SPE/AICHE flow assurance for offshore and unconventional.  Mr Gazawi holds Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, BS Chemical Engineering, Polymer Engineering Specialization from University of Akron Ohio, and Green Belt Six Sigma. Enhanced Recovery Partners is a fully integrated upstream and midstream engineering company with over 72 years combining experience in Oil and Gas, focusing on enhanced recovery, production operation, facilities, flow assurance and corrosion management.  Our services range from design all the way to implementation, more detailed information can be found by visiting our website at https://www.erppetroleum.com

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    Farmer's Branch, TX, United States

  • March SPE Happy Hour

    Thursday, March 26, 2020, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM CT
    March SPE Happy Hour Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 4:00 PM *Always the LAST Thursday for the month! Little Woodrow's located at 606 W Afton Oaks Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78232 The YP Happy Hour is now the SPE Happy Hour and is open to all ages! Please join us to unwind with drinks! RSVP not required, but let us know if you plan to attend by email at balcones@spemail.org . Please email Tara Butler at tara.butler@bakerguhes.com  if you are interested in sponsoring!

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    San Antonio, TX, United States

  • Distinguished Lecture - Engineered Well Design: From Spud to Abandonment

    Thursday, March 26, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM GB
    Distinguished Lecturer 2019-20 Season Enhance your knowledge and grow professionally by hearing these experts in their fields. Engineered Well Design: From Spud to Abandonment Hussain Rabia  (EPL) Abstract: This talk  is designed  to discuss  and explain modern well design methods required throughout the life of a well from spud to abandonment, including well integrity and well control issues. The talk will discuss technical and non-technical factor factors involved in well design including regulatory requirements, the concept of pressure  vessel, how to establish and calculate casing properties from the various industry standards ( API and ISO) and how to establish the correct casing shoe strength from well integrity tests. The concept of kick tolerance ( swabbed and drilling kicks) will be reviewed  from both a well design aspect and a well control aspect. A review  of current well design methods will be made including the discussion of burst,collapse and tension criteria for each casing string. A review of the various elements that make up the well design document ( eg service loads ,well completion) for a typical onshore and offshore well will also be made.   Well integrity will be reviewed in terms of zonal isolation, role of cement, number of barriers and testing of barriers including inflow testing. The importance and proper procedure for carrying out inflow testing will be made. Finally the importance of engineering the suspension and abandonment of wells will be discussed using current regulatory requirements.   When? 26th of March 2020 starting at 6 p.m.  Where? Imperial Hotel ,  13-15 North Dr, Great Yarmouth NR30 1EQ The SPE Great Yarmouth Petroleum Section is looking forward to many guests and hopes that you will join us to make the most of Dr. Hussain Rabia's visit to our section. Please RSVP or send an email to spe.gy.uk@gmail.com , so that we make sure to arrange for enough seats.  Biography: Dr Hussain Rabia is the  managaing Director of Entrac Petroleum, a consulting company  engaged in  well design and training. Dr Hussain Rabia completed his Bachelor degree with a BSc First Class Honours degree in Mining and Petroleum Egineering and a PhD in Rock Mechanics and Drilling Engineering, all from Leeds University, England.   Dr Rabia has over 37 years continuous experience in the oil industry. He has served on several committees and conferences worldwide and was secretary and then chairman of the Drilling Engineering Association( Europe). Dr. Rabia also served on the Technical Board for UK National Grid to deal with the  technology of  injecting and storing CO2 in deep wells.   Dr  Rabia worked for a number of Oil companies including British Gas (Well  Engineering  Manager), ADCO ( UAE), Aramco ( Saudi Arabia) and several other companies as an in-house senior consultant. Dr. Rabia has been involved in over 300 wells from all over the world either at the design stage, supervision or both. Dr. Rabia has supervised wells in the North Sea (  Drilling  Manager for Rough Field Enhancement Project), Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Bulgaria, Russia and Pakistan.   Dr. Rabia wrote four text books on well drilling, casing design , rig hydraulics and well control. His fourth book on Well Control is his latest contribution to the oil industry and is designed to improve well safety  by helping field engineers to solve field well control problems and also prepare for the IWCF and Wellsharp well control tests. Dr. Rabia has consulted and delivered training courses to every major oil and service company in the world.  

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    Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

  • ETGS 2020 TECH PROSPECT EXPO

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM CT
    The link below will allow you to download the flyer if you want to mail in payment. etgs-expo-2020.pdf

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    Tyler, TX, United States

  • SPE Continuing Education Seminar

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT

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    Tyler, TX, United States

  • Accelerating Field Development; Learnings from Field Diagnostics in Stacked Pay Reservoir

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM MT
    REPO SIG: Accelerating Field Development; Learning from Field Diagnostics in Staked Pay Reservoir Date: Tuesday 31st of March2020 Speaker: Theo van der Werken , Asset Manager @ Birchcliff Energy Speaker: Mason MacKay Geomechanics Specialist @ Birchcliff Energy Location:  Calgary Petroleum Club Time:  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM  Cost: Members : $ 45, Non-Members : $55, Students: $15  Abstract: For an intermediate producer, accelerating the field development strategy is a critical step to realize tangible value. This presentation focuses on how the operational business process of integrating field based trials, physics based modelling, and data science can come together to inform change and optimize design. Numerous diagnostic data-sets were acquired during a stacked multi-layer pad development. These diagnostics were used to assess the underlying physical mechanisms at the cluster, well and pad scales. A detailed look into diagnostic agreement, cluster behavior, hydraulic fracture complexity, stress shadowing and depletion is presented. Through the identification of the key physical drivers during hydraulic fracture growth, field development design was further optimized on subsequent pads. Speaker Bio: Theo van der Werken is the Asset Manager at Birchcliff Energy, responsible for the development of their Montney unconventional reservoir. With a career spanning reservoir, drilling, facilities and production, Theo has driven innovation across the energy value chain. Implementing data analytics, new technology and a high-performing culture, Theo and his team at Birchcliff have realized significant growth and value in the Canadian energy industry. Theo is a Dutch born and raised citizen where he graduated with an Msc in Mining Engineering, from the Technical University in Delft, Holland (TUD). His career has been diverse with international postings in Africa, Middle East and Houston both on the service sector as well as the operator side. Theo has published several SPE papers and holds a MBA at the University of Calgary in the Global Energy Executive MBA program Mason MacKay is a geomechanics specialist with Birchcliff Energy. He graduated with a geological engineering degree from Queen’s University and then spent time working in mining geomechanics. Subsequently, he transitioned into Oil and Gas with a role at a micro-seismic service company. It was in this role that he observed the complex nature of hydraulic fracture growth that led him to delve into understanding this behavior at a deeper level through his PhD research at the University of Calgary. Mason enjoys using outcrop analogs to assist in understanding the complex subsurface interactions that occur during hydraulic fracture stimulation. Don't miss out and sign up today! Is your Membership up-to-date? Are you looking to become an SPE Member? Learn more here! ​​​​
    Calgary, AB, Canada

  • Vulnerability and Management of Water Injectors

    Monday, April 6, 2020, 12:37 PM - 2:37 PM EET

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    JUBA, South Sudan

  • April Monthly Meeting

    Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    April Monthly Meeting Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 11:30 AM at the Petroleum Club of San Antonio *Always the first Tuesday of the month Register by 10:00 AM on Monday, April 6, 2020 With RSVP $30 per person // Without RSVP$ 35 per person *Dress Business Casual REG ISTER HERE Yursa Ahmad, Nissan Chemical USA

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    San Antonio, TX, United States

  • April Joint Networking Event: Women's Energy Network and SPE Young Professionals

    Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
    Please join us for a joint networking event with the North Texas Chapter of Women's Energy Network and the Dallas Section of SPE Young Professionals. Perfect opportunity to expand your professional circle during a fun evening. The Women's Energy Network (WEN) is an international organization of professionals who work across the energy value chain. Their mission is to provide networking opportunities and foster the career and leadership development of women who work in the energy industries. The North Texas Chapter President, Sucheta Gokhale's vision is to provide members new opportunities for education, leadership development, building industry connections, and serving the community. She encourages each member to get involved with WEN North Texas by participating in events, volunteering or serving on the board.  Please reach out to Gauri Gajewar  for questions regarding information on WEN-NT programs. Thank you to our sponsor Universal Pressure Pumping who will provide complimentary drinks and appetizers. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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    Dallas, TX, United States

  • April 2020 Section Meeting

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Reid Thompson Director of Strategic Planning Legend Energy Services Topic: Using Surface Measurements to Understand and Predict Downhole Events Mr. Thompson currently serves as the Director of Strategic Planning for Legend Energy Services. Currently, Reid has the privilege of working with world class scientists and engineers at to utilize surface measurements to understand and predict downhole events. Prior to his current role at Legend, Reid served in various roles such as corporate development, managing operations, and finance. Prior to Legend, Reid served as a Sr. Analyst and, for a brief time, Directional Driller at Great White Energy Services and Diamondback Energy Services. Reid holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma.

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    Tyler, TX, United States

  • April Section Meeting - A Fatal Cleanout - An Engineer's Role in Safety

    Thursday, April 16, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Speaker:   John Smitherman, Stoneman Consulting, LLC Topic:        A Fatal Cleanout - An Engineer's Role in Safety Date:         Thursday, April 16 at 11:30 AM Location:  Fort Worth Petroleum Club - 777 Main Street, Suite 4000                   Click here for map Cost:  Online/pre-registration*: $30 Registration at event: $35 *Online registration closes the day before the event

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    Fort Worth, TX, United States

  • Drilling Decision Management

    Thursday, April 16, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CET
    Drilling Decision Management in the Age of Drilling Automation. By Distinguished Lecturer Richard Meehan, Schlumberger Abstract:  Drilling automation is coming.  Most Drilling Control System vendors have early commercial drilling automation solutions, and many are working on new and improved systems.  Forward looking Operators and Drilling Contractors are evaluating these offerings, and many are actively pursuing field tests.  Some Operators are even developing their own in-house methods.  These systems will help exploit the capabilities offered by modern AC-VFD rigs, but many challenges remain. Automated systems are good at executing instructions – the key to improving performance is to make sure the instructions are suitable for the task in hand, and that they can be easily modified and improved based on actual outcomes.  Effective drilling decision management requires a combination of data driven offset well analysis, understanding of the capabilities of automated execution, and the ability to make the link between cause and effect in drilling processes and procedures. Effective decisions also need to consider the contractual and business relationships between the players involved, and the equitable spreading of risk and reward will be key to future progress.  Drilling Automation could be a remarkable enabler for our industry.  The one key idea to take away from this presentation is that by working together and "focusing on a system approach" we can take advantage of this developing technology to make sustainable improvments to well construction.   Biography: Richard Meehan is the Drilling Automation Program Manager for Schlumberger, based in Katy, Texas. After graduating in 1985, with a Master of Science Degree in Thermal Power from the Cranfield Institute of Technology in the United Kingdom, Richard joined Schlumberger Cambridge Research where he worked as a Research Scientist. In 2000 he moved to Houston, to lead a team developing Drilling Engineering software applications for both internal Schlumberger and external commercial use.  Since then, Richard has held various drilling engineering related positions in Schlumberger in both the US and China, taking the lead role in Drilling Automation in 2013. This presentation is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be served. The external registration is only required for the following dinner.

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • SPE Ireland: Thriving in a Lower for Longer Environment

    Monday, April 20, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM IE
    Thriving in a Lower for Longer Environment. Mary Van Domelen. Venue: GSI. Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin, Ireland. When the price of oil plunged in 2014, industry analysts predicted that shale plays would be shut down as they would no longer be economical. The North America shale industry did not just survive, it thrived. How? The most successful companies responded by exercising capital discipline and effectively managing their resources. As a result, breakeven prices for the key unconventional plays were decreased by 40-60%. Reduction of service pricing alone cannot account for the improvement in profitability relative to oil price. What other factors contributed? This presentation captures the key lessons learned. The organizational, operational, and technological advancements which allowed the shale industry to continue to thrive in a “lower for longer” price environment are illustrated through case histories. Geologists worked to identify each play’s core, while companies evolved from delineation to full field development. The synergistic effect of combining new technology with operational efficiency is illustrated by the ability to drill longer laterals with significant decreases in drill days. Completion optimization, fueled by the use of big data analytics, resulted in drastic increases in EUR allowing expansion of the core in many plays. Improvements in artificial lift technologies accelerated early time production, significantly increasing the net present value of capital employed. Throughout all of these processes, cooperative relationships between the service sector and E&P companies was imperative to the continued success of the industry. Can the lessons learned by the shale industry be applied in the global setting? Absolutely. Mary Van Domelen, PE, SPEC, is the Senior Completions Advisor at Well Data Labs. Mary has been an active member of the petroleum industry for more than 37 years. Mary started her career with Halliburton, with engineering duties of increasing responsibility in the USA, Europe, Africa, and Middle East. She has held senior advisor and management roles with innovative E&P companies such as Maersk Oil, Chesapeake, and Continental Resources. Her experience includes horizontal drilling and completion operations in multiple basins and she is a globally recognized subject matter expert in the area of carbonate stimulation. Mary has authored over 30 external publications on a broad range of topics, holds several patents, and is a regular speaker at conferences. She is a 2-time SPE Distinguished Lecturer (2015-16 and 2019-20), received the 2016 SPE Mid-Continent North America Regional Completions Optimization and Technology Award, and SPE Distinguished Membership in 2019.

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    Dublin, Ireland

  • SPE Norway Subsurface Conference

    Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CET
    Bergen, Norway

  • SPE Oslo April 2020 – Distinguished Lecturer Event

    Thursday, April 23, 2020, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM CET
    SPE Oslo April 2020 – Distinguished Lecturer Event Location : TBA Date and time : 23.04.2020 from kl.1730 Speaker : Mary Van Domelen, Well Data Labs  Topic:   Thriving in a Lower for Longer Environment Agenda: Kl.1730: Welcome and ice breaker Kl.1800: P resentation and Q&A Kl. 1900 to close: Dinner, drinks and networking Abstract: When the price of oil plunged in 2014, industry analysts predicted that shale plays would be shut down as they would no longer be economical. The North America shale industry did not just survive, it thrived. How?  The most successful companies responded by exercising capital discipline and effectively managing their resources. As a result, break even prices for the key unconventional plays were decreased by 40-60%. Reduction of service pricing alone cannot account for the improvement in profitability relative to oil price. What other factors contributed?   This presentation captures the key lessons learned. The organizational, operational, and technological advancements which allowed the shale industry to continue to thrive in a “lower for longer” price environment are illustrated through case histories. Geologists worked to identify each play’s core, while companies evolved from delineation to full field development. The synergistic effect of combining new technology with operational efficiency is illustrated by the ability to drill longer laterals with significant decreases in drill days. Completion optimization, fueled by the use of big data analytics, resulted in drastic increases in EUR allowing expansion of the core in many plays. Improvements in artificial lift technologies accelerated early time production, significantly increasing the net present value of capital employed. Throughout all of these processes, cooperative relationships between the service sector and E&P companies was imperative to the continued success of the industry. Can the lessons learned by the shale industry be applied in the global setting? Absolutely. Speaker Bio:  Mary Van Domelen, PE, SPEC, is the Senior Completions Advisor at Well Data Labs. Mary has been an active member of the petroleum industry for more than 37 years. Mary started her career with Halliburton, with engineering duties of increasing responsibility in the USA, Europe, Africa, and Middle East. She has held senior advisor and management roles with innovative E&P companies such as Maersk Oil, Chesapeake, and Continental Resources. Her experience includes horizontal drilling and completion operations in multiple basins and she is a globally recognized subject matter expert in the area of carbonate stimulation. Mary has authored over 30 external publications on a broad range of topics, holds several patents, and is a regular speaker at conferences. She is a 2-time SPE Distinguished Lecturer (2015-16 and 2019-20), received the 2016 SPE Mid-Continent North America Regional Completions Optimization and Technology Award, and SPE Distinguished Membership in 2019.

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    TBA, Norway

  • Innovation Themes for Oil & Gas Exploration past, present & future? (A 40 year perspective)

    Thursday, April 23, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
    Abstract: Innovation in Oil & Gas Exploration and Exploitation across S E Asia has been driven by necessity as product prices fluctuated, and profit margins had to be maximized in order to survive and provide “share holder” returns. New technology, ideas, and processes had to be mastered then applied in order to stay viable. Data was and still is key - but how it is compiled, processed and interpreted keeps evolving, reducing time needed and levels of uncertainty to help deliver profits. This talk will demonstrate how much has changed for the better over the last 40 years and will hopefully continue to do so over the next! Bio: Effectively retired Petroleum Geologist - Explorationist, New Ventures & Business Development specialist & advisor.  42 years of worldwide experience: including 19 years with US Independent UNOCAL; 3 years with Thailand State Oil Company PTTEP; 5 years with UK independent Serica Energy; 4 years with Malaysian conglomerate Genting Oil & Gas; and a year with Murphy Oil. Earlier years spent as Wellsite geologist, and final years with Polarcus trying to use MC3D to gain Equity. AAPG certified Petroleum Geologist, Fellow of the Geol Soc London; Active member of: AAPG, SPE, AIPN, PESGB, Geol Soc Malaysia and SEAPEX (past President twice)

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    singapore, Singapore

  • SPE Stavanger Awards Gala

    Friday, April 24, 2020, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM CET
    Save the date! More information to come.

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    Stavanger, Norway

  • Virtual Career Pathways Fair

    Tuesday, April 28 - Thursday, April 30, 2020
    This event is an online version of the physical Career Pathways Fair. During this event volunteers give advice on what it is like to do their job in the industry and how people who want to follow your footsteps can best prepare. This is a great resource for new graduates or for people in the industry who are looking to make a change.   The Student Chapter at Cape Breton University will be hosting a drop in viewing session that will live stream the events of the conference. Rooms and times to follow.

  • April SPE Happy Hour

    Thursday, April 30, 2020, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM CT
    April SPE Happy Hour     Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 4:00 PM *Always the LAST Thursday for the month! Little Woodrow's located at 606 W Afton Oaks Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78232 The YP Happy Hour is now the SPE Happy Hour and is open to all ages! Please join us to unwind with drinks! RSVP not required, but let us know if you plan to attend by email at balcones@spemail.org . Please email Tara Butler at tara.butler@bakerguhes.com  if you are interested in sponsoring!

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    San Antonio, TX, United States

  • Distinguished Lecture - What Happens When Heavy Oil and Solvent Mix?

    Thursday, April 30, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM GB
    Distinguished Lecturer 2019-20 Season Enhance your knowledge and grow professionally by hearing these experts in their fields. What Happens When Heavy Oil and Solvent Mix? Harvey Yarranton ( University of Calgary) Abstract: Heavy oil is a significant global resource but is challenging to recover and process due to its high intrinsic viscosity. One method to reduce its viscosity is to add solvent. Mixing heavy oil and solvent sounds simple in principle but can lead to surprisingly complex results. Multiple phases may form and the viscosity of these phases can span five orders of magnitude. Hence, it is vital to accurately measure and predict the phase behavior and properties of these mixtures in order to appropriately design and operate solvent-based heavy oil processes.   The purposes of this presentation are to: 1) illustrate the potential outcomes when solvent is added to heavy oil; 2) highlight the current strengths and limitations in modeling these outcomes. In particular, two aspects of these mixtures are considered: phase behavior and viscosity. First, the phase behavior of mixtures of heavy oil and light n-alkanes is reviewed, including vapor-liquid boundaries, liquid-liquid boundaries, and asphaltene-rich phase yields over a wide range of pressures, temperatures, and compositions. The nature of the heavy liquid phase (from dispersed glassy particulates to a viscous liquid) is examined and the kinetics of the phase change is discussed. The performance of equations of state in modeling the phase behavior for mixtures of heavy oil and solvent is assessed. Second, the effect of solvent addition on heavy oil viscosity is shown and different approaches for predicting the viscosity of these mixtures are examined. The data and modeling approaches shown in this presentation are the product a decade of research and have application in many industrial processes including in situ recovery processes, oil sands froth treatment, solvent deasphalting, and flow assurance. The current status of heavy oil/solvent processes is reviewed with a focus on the role of phase behavior and properties in selected applications is discussed.   The one takeaway idea is that phase behavior can be complex; it can make your project if understood and break it if not.   When?  30th of April 2020 starting at 6 p.m.  Where? Imperial Hotel ,  13-15 North Dr, Great Yarmouth NR30 1EQ The SPE Great Yarmouth Petroleum Section is looking forward to many guests and hopes that you will join us to make the most of Harvey Yarranton's visit to our section. Please RSVP or send an email to spe.gy.uk@gmail.com , so that we make sure to arrange for enough seats.  Biography: Harvey Yarranton is a Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary and is the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Heavy Oil Properties and Processing. Previously, he worked in petroleum engineering at Dome Petroleum Ltd. and Amoco Canada Ltd.  His research interests include the phase behavior and properties of heavy oils and solvents, the fundamentals and treatment of water-in-oil emulsions, and oil sands extraction and froth treatment. He authored or coauthored more than 90 journal papers. He holds a B.Sc. (1985) and a Ph.D. (1997) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta. He is an associate editor of SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering and is the recipient of a 2010 SPE Outstanding Service and 2016 “A Peer Apart” awards.  

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    Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

  • (Individual registration only) May 1st, 2020 28th Annual SPE Casino Night

    Friday, May 1, 2020, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM CT
    28th Annual SPE Casino Night Sponsored by Society of Petroleum Engineers - Dallas Section Friday  May 1, 2020 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.     Doubletree Hotel Dallas 4099 Valley View Lane (west of Midway off I-635) A limited number of rooms are blocked at a special rate of $119 plus tax. Call DoubleTree at 972.419.7607 and mention SPE to reserve yours.      Reception and Registration starts at 6:00 6:30  -  08:30      Buffet Dinner 6:00 -  11:00      Cash Bar 7:30 -  10:30      Gaming 9:00 -  10:00      Store Open Auction begins at 10:30 Tickets are $125.00 (before April 1 st ), $150.00 (after April 1 st ) each, Dinner and $1,000 in Chips are included Sign up by April 1st for an additional $1,000 in BONUS CHIPS! Casual-to-formal dress (no jeans, please) Register and pay online at www.spedallas.org Or mail the completed reservation form below along with a check made payable to SPE to: David Creach, 6021 Shady Oaks Lane, Midlothian, Texas 76065  (Pre-sold tickets will not be mailed but will be at the Casino Night Sign-in Table)   For more information, contact David Creach, 281-382-3001, or email at david.creach@vwusa.us   SPE Casino Night 2020     This is my order for __________ tickets ($125 by April 1st, $150 after April 1st per ticket) $____________       Name:   Company:       Phone:   Fax:   E-Mail:       Guest Name/Company Name   Guest Name/Company Name       Guest Name/Company Name   Guest Name/Company Name   28 th ANNUAL SPE CASINO NIGHT Benefiting the Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Section of SPE Friday, May 1st, 2020, 6:00 p.m. The Doubletree Hotel Dallas   SPONSOR REQUEST Last year, we celebrated the 27th year of Casino Night, and it was once again a rousing success, attended by over 240 SPE members and their guests.  Not only did everyone have a great time, but we were able to make a generous donation to the Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Section of SPE, which assists students interested in pursuing careers in the oil and gas industry. This year's Casino Night will be a tremendous success and we look forward to seeing everyone continue to support this event and SPE.  Of course, we can only continue providing this fun and profitable event for the local oil and gas community with the help of our generous sponsors.  All sponsors will be individually recognized that evening, as well as on the Dallas section website at www.spedallas.org .  Each sponsorship level includes the following:   DIAMOND SPONSOR - $2,000 Diamond sponsorship recognition in the program Signage on large gaming table Tickets for 10 guests with reserved dinner seating Acknowledgement during Auction Centerpiece on guest table prominently displaying the sponsor's name 50 extra raffle tickets            An extra $20,000 in gaming chip vouchers PLATINUM SPONSOR — $1,250 Platinum sponsorship recognition in the program Signage on large gaming table Tickets for 4 guests 20 extra raffle tickets Acknowledgement during Auction An extra $8,000 in gaming chip  vouchers GOLD SPONSOR — $600 Gold sponsorship recognition in the program 10 extra raffle tickets Gaming table signage   In addition to the sponsorship levels listed above, you can make a Cash Contribution , in any amount, which will be used to buy prizes to be given away or sold at the auction at the end of the evening.  Or, you can Donate a Prize to be given away or sold at the auction.  Note that there will be added recognition for anyone donating a special "Raffle Prize". Please complete the attached form to participate in this year's event and accept our thanks for your continued support.  If you have any additional questions, please contact one of the committee members listed below. Donnie Harris, Forrest A. Garb. & Associates, 972-788-1110 Chevi Hodges, Three Peaks Resources, 817-328-6000 Peggy Tibbetts, LaRoche Petroleim Consultants, 214-363-3337 Pat Handren, Denbury Resources, 972-873-2342 David Creach, Oil States Energy Services, 281-382-3001 Evan Gaspard, Halliburton, 318-422-7924 Randy Klein, Thru Tubing Solutions 405-200-8944 Travis Straub, Denbury Resources, 432-638-8699 Briley Hicks, Universal Pressure Pumping 432-202-2510

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    Dallas, TX, United States

  • (Sponsors only) May 1st, 2020 28th Annual SPE Casino Night

    Friday, May 1, 2020, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM CT
    28th Annual SPE Casino Night Sponsored by Society of Petroleum Engineers - Dallas Section Friday  May 1, 2020 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.     Doubletree Hotel Dallas 4099 Valley View Lane (west of Midway off I-635) A limited number of rooms are blocked at a special rate of $109 plus tax. Call DoubleTree at 972.419.7607 and mention SPE to reserve yours.      Reception and Registration starts at 6:00 6:30  -  08:30      Buffet Dinner 6:00 -  11:00      Cash Bar 7:30 -  10:30      Gaming 9:00 -  10:00      Store Open Auction begins at 10:30 Tickets are $125.00 (before April 1 st ), $150.00 (after April 1 st ) each, Dinner and $1,000 in Chips are included Sign up by April 1st for an additional $1,000 in BONUS CHIPS! Casual-to-formal dress (no jeans, please) Register and pay online at www.spedallas.org Or mail the completed reservation form below along with a check made payable to SPE to: David Creach, 6021 Shady Oaks Lane, Midlothian, Texas 76065  (Pre-sold tickets will not be mailed but will be at the Casino Night Sign-in Table)   For more information, contact David Creach, 281-382-3001, or email at david.creach@vwusa.us   SPE Casino Night 2020     This is my order for __________ tickets ($125 by April 1st, $150 after April 1st per ticket) $____________       Name:   Company:       Phone:   Fax:   E-Mail:       Guest Name/Company Name   Guest Name/Company Name       Guest Name/Company Name   Guest Name/Company Name   28 th ANNUAL SPE CASINO NIGHT Benefiting the Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Section of SPE Friday, May 1, 2020, 6:00 p.m. The Doubletree Hotel Dallas   SPONSOR REQUEST Last year, we celebrated the 27th year of Casino Night, and it was once again a rousing success, attended by over 240 SPE members and their guests.  Not only did everyone have a great time, but we were able to make a generous donation to the Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Section of SPE, which assists students interested in pursuing careers in the oil and gas industry. This year's Casino Night will be a tremendous success and we look forward to seeing everyone continue to support this event and SPE.  Of course, we can only continue providing this fun and profitable event for the local oil and gas community with the help of our generous sponsors.  All sponsors will be individually recognized that evening, as well as on the Dallas section website at www.spedallas.org .  Each sponsorship level includes the following:   DIAMOND SPONSOR - $2,000 Diamond sponsorship recognition in the program Signage on large gaming table Tickets for 10 guests with reserved dinner seating Acknowledgement during Auction Centerpiece on guest table prominently displaying the sponsor's name 50 extra raffle tickets            An extra $20,000 in gaming chip vouchers PLATINUM SPONSOR — $1,250 Platinum sponsorship recognition in the program Signage on large gaming table Tickets for 4 guests 20 extra raffle tickets Acknowledgement during Auction An extra $8,000 in gaming chip  vouchers GOLD SPONSOR — $600 Gold sponsorship recognition in the program 10 extra raffle tickets Gaming table signage   In addition to the sponsorship levels listed above, you can make a Cash Contribution , in any amount, which will be used to buy prizes to be given away or sold at the auction at the end of the evening.  Or, you can Donate a Prize to be given away or sold at the auction.  Note that there will be added recognition for anyone donating a special "Raffle Prize". Please complete the attached form to participate in this year's event and accept our thanks for your continued support.  If you have any additional questions, please contact one of the committee members listed below. Donnie Harris, Forrest A. Garb. & Associates, 972-788-1110 Chevi Hodges, Three Peaks Resources, 817-328-6943 Peggy Tibbetts, LaRoche Petroleim Consultants, 214-363-3337 Josh Poole, Cudd Services, 682-220-1379 Pat Handren, Denbury Resources, 972-873-2342 David Creach, Oil States Energy Services, 281-382-3001 Evan Gaspard, Halliburton, 318-422-7924 Randy Klein, Thru Tubing Solutions, 405-200-8944 Briley Hicks Universal Pressure Pumping, 432-202-2510 Travis Straub, Denbury Resources, 432-638-8699 THE 2020 SPE CASINO NIGHT Benefiting the Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Section of SPE   Friday, May 1, 2020, 6:00 p.m. The Doubletree Hotel Dallas   SPONSOR FORM   Company Name  ___________________________________________________   Company Representative  _____________________________________________   Address  ________________________________________________________   City, State, Zip  ____________________________________________________   Telephone  _______________________________________________________   Fax  ____________________________________________________________   Email  __________________________________________________________   Please Check Below o      Yes, I will be a __________________ Level Sponsor.  My donation (check made payable to SPE) is enclosed.   o     Yes, I will sponsor.  My donation was processed on the website (go to www.spedallas.org and select (Sponsors Only) Casino Night May 1, 2020  under Event.   o      Yes, I will sponsor.  My cash contribution (check made payable to SPE) is enclosed.   o      Yes, I will sponsor.  Please call to arrange the prize pick up.   o       I am considering being a sponsor.  Please call me with details. Please return form to any committee member or to: David Creach Oil States Energy Services 6021 Shady Oaks Lane Midlothian, Texas 76065 david.creach@vwusa.us  

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    Dallas, TX, United States

  • Distinguished Lecture: Reservoir Characterization Using Mud Gas Analysis - Dr. Lehne, Dr. Baecker

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM CET
    Reservoir fluid characterization involves analysis and evaluation of the molecular composition and component concentrations of the reservoir fluids, and its physical properties under pressure, temperature and volume (PVT) conditions. The outcome is integrated into reservoir models to improve estimates of reserves, to decide about the development of the field, predict future production, and evaluate alternative reservoir management scenarios. Petroleum reservoir fluids are naturally occurring mixtures of gas and oil that exist at elevated pressures and temperatures. Reservoir fluid compositions typically include thousands of hydrocarbons and a few non-hydrocarbons, which relative composition determine economic grade of the reservoir as well as produced petroleum quality. First insights on hydrocarbon composition in potential reservoirs are obtained from mud gas analysis in near real-time by surface logging. Mud gas logging entails gathering qualitative and semi-quantitative data from hydrocarbon gas detectors that record the level of natural gas brought up in the mud while drilling. Along with tool-generated data (e.g. density, seismic, neutron) mud gas is correlated utilizing fast and accurate GC sampling information for basic services (C1-C5), advanced services (C1-C8 + non-HCs) and isotope services. The isotope services rely in addition on spectrometer technology. Aim is it to correlate the data from different nearby wells to achieve a well-defined reservoir characterization. About the Lecturer Dr Erik Lehne is Lead Engineer Geochemistry for Baker Hughes. He received a diploma in Geology from RWTH Aachen, Germany, and the Federal UNiversity of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. He also received a MSc in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science from University in Hagen, and  a PhD in Organic Geochemistry from TU Berlin. He brings 15 years of industry experience working in exploration, field development and reservoir fluid characterization. During his career, he had various assignments with Schlumberger, ConocoPhillips and Baker Hughes. Dr Bastian Baecker is R&D Geochemist for Baker Hughes. He obtained his diploma in Applied Geoscience from TU Berlin and a PhD in Geo- / Cosmochemistry from Heidelberg University and the MPIC Mainz. After completing his PhD studies Bastian was involved in sereral postdoc positions at UCLA and NASA, primarily for geochemistry and isotope studies. His current assignment is R&D for Surface Logging. Details and Registration Venue: Mercure Hotel Hannover, Oldenburger Allee 1, 30659 Hannover Date: Thursday Mar 5, 2020 18:00 – 18:30     Social Hour 18:30 – 20:00     Presentation  20:00                 Meal Language: English Registration with Christopher Dalton ( Christopher.Dalton@bakerhughes.com );  Please indicate if you stay for the meal. Registration deadline: Feb 28, 2020 Admission (incl beverage and meal):   SPE and DGMK members 30€   SPE members discount for students and retirees: 10€   Non-members 35€​​​​

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    Hannover, Germany

  • 47th Annual SPE OKC Golf Tournament

    Friday, May 8, 2020, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT
    The Oklahoma City Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers is holding the 47th annual golf tournament on Friday, May 8, 2020 at John Conrad Golf Course located in Midwest City Oklahoma. This tournament is held to raise funds for our scholarship program. A regular entry fee of $800.00 per team will include a green fee, cart rental, refreshments, and a chance to win several large prizes. CREDIT CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT. Please contact Randall Thompson (4056644636) or Phil Owens (4056420402) Two shotgun starts are scheduled for 7:30 a.m. and 1:30p.m. preference given on first come, first serve basis. Tournament format will be a best ball, four man scramble. All teams will be grouped into flights. After play is completed, prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams will be awarded in each flight. Mulligans and throws will be available for $20 each (all additional monies go to charity).
    Midwest City, OK, United States

  • Distinguished Lecture: Thriving in a Lower for Longer Environment

    Monday, May 11, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET
    Thriving in a Lower for Longer Environment        Speaker: Van Domelen,  Van Domelen International, LLC Abstract:  When the price of oil plunged in 2014, industry analysts predicted that shale plays would be shutdown as they would no longer be economical. In reality, the North America shale industry did not just survive, it thrived. How?   The most successful companies responded by exercising capital discipline and effectively managing their resources. As a result, breakeven prices for the key unconventional plays were decreased by 40-60%. Reduction of service pricing alone cannot account for the improvement in profitability relative to oil price. What other factors contributed?    This presentation captures the key lessons learned. The organizational, operational, and technological advancements which allowed the shale industry to continue to thrive in a “lower for longer” price environment are illustrated through case histories. Geologists worked to identify each play’s core, while companies evolved from delineation to full field development. The synergistic effect of combining new technology with operational efficiency is illustrated by the ability to drill longer laterals with significant decreases in drill days. Completion optimization, fueled by the use of big data analytics, resulted in drastic increases in EUR allowing expansion of the core in many plays. Improvements in artificial lift technologies accelerated early time production, significantly increasing the net present value of capital employed. Throughout all of these processes, cooperative relationships between the service sector and E&P companies was imperative to the continued success of the industry.   Can the lessons learned by the shale industry be applied in the global setting?  Absolutely.   Biography: Mary Van Domelen holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. She is a licensed Professional Engineer and a SPE Certified Petroleum Engineer with over 35 years experience. Mary started her career with Halliburton in research and operations roles based in the USA, Europe, Africa, and Middle East. She has held engineer advisor and management roles with innovative E&P companies such as Maersk Oil, Chesapeake, and Continental Resources. Her experience includes horizontal drilling and completion operations in multiple basins. She has co-authored more than 30 papers and holds several patents. Mary was a 2015-2016 SPE Distinguished Lecturer and was the 2016 SPE Mid-Continent North America Regional Completions Optimization and Technology Award recipient.    

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    Carnegie, PA, United States

  • SPE Distinguished Lecturer Series: Development of Organic Shales Outside North America, Hai Liu, Sch

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM ET
      Development of Organic Shales Outside North America Hai Liu Schlumberger Abstract: The success of organic shale development in North America has brought a great interest in organic shale exploitation internationally. The employed drilling and completion practices are based on the techniques that have been successful in US, and hydraulic fracturing treatments are primarily dominated by slickwater owing to its low cost and benefit in maximizing the stimulated reservoir volume (SRV). However, the international shale plays are usually in high tectonic stress environment, complex geological structures, and frequently contain natural fractures, which are quite different from most of the plays in US with relatively simple structure and more relaxed stress environment. These complexities have resulted in additional challenges in both reservoir understanding and completions, and ultimately production performance. Proppant placement issues and casing deformation are commonly experienced in slickwater treatments in these tectonically active plays, and production results were below expectations in the early phase of the development. Numerous studies have been performed and revealed the stress sensitivity in all the wells in which the fracture system starts to deteriorate when the effective stress reaches the critical value, resulting in many perforation clusters not contributing to production. This leads to an important conclusion that fracture conductivity is equally important as the SRV for high stress organic shale plays, and the treatment strategy shall be recalibrated from current slickwater treatments. The presentation provides an overview of challenges in these organic shale plays with high tectonic stresses, and highlights a few important findings and practices that would address the problem and improve production performance. Biography: Liu Hai is Technical Advisor on production and stimulation in Schlumberger, and Domain Manager for Middle East and Asia region. He has been with the company for 17 years and worked in various positions in Asia, Middle East and Texas. Previously he was with the Production Technology Research Institute of PetroChina Xinjiang for 6 years.  His primary areas of expertise are in reservoir, production and stimulation. He has authored or coauthored more than 20 technical papers. He holds a BS degree in computer science from Xi’an Petroleum College of China, and a MS degree in petroleum engineering from Heriot-Watt University.

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    Arlington, VA, United States

  • Distinguished Lecture - Susan Howes

    Friday, May 15, 2020, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM MT
    Details to come.

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    Grande Prairie, AB, Canada

  • May16th, 2020 - 13th Annual SPE Dallas Co-Ed Softball Tournament

    Saturday, May 16, 2020, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM CT
    Dallas Section of the Society Petroleum Engineers 13th Annual Oil & Gas Softball Tournament   What: Modified Co-ed (2:1 male:female) Double Elimination Oil & Gas Softball Tournament hosted by SPE Dallas encouraging industry camaraderie and benefiting SPE Dallas's Community Outreach & Education Programs including oil and gas workshops for teachers, DFW Future City Science Fair, Brookhaven Earth Science Fair, Perot Museum initiatives and various STEM programs. When:     Saturday, May 16th, 2020  First games start at  ~ 8:30 am   (pending number of teams) Where: Trinity View Park Softball Complex  2221 E. State Highway 356, Irving, TX 75060 How: Email team name and contact information (name, email and cell phone number) to Travis.Straub@Denbury.com and pay the $250 entry fee by   May 1st, 2020  at http://connect.spe.org/dallas/events/  (see registration options below) or send a check to: Travis Straub 5320 Legacy Drive Plano, TX 75024 Who: Tournament is only open to oil and gas industry employees and their spouses over 18 (no ringers). Rosters with names and company affiliation must be submitted prior to the tournament and will be checked to ensure there are NO RINGERS . Complimentary lunch, snacks and beverages, so invite your colleagues to attend.  The winning team name and year of victory will be inscribed on the Tournament Champions Cup and they get to keep the cup until next year’s tournament. Sponsorship! PLEASE CONTACT YOUR EMPLOYER/COMPANY ABOUT SPONSORING THIS EVENT. SPONSORSHIP IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF MAKING THIS EVENT A SUCCESS! $500 – Diamond Field Sponsor – (Sponsorship A below) Donation will help pay for field rental and umpire fees. Sponsorship includes recognition on the tournament bracket banner, tournament program, SPE webpage and during tournament announcements. You are welcome to hang your company banner on one of the fields. $200 – Gold Food/Drink Sponsor – (Sponsorship B below)  Donation will go towards paying for food and drinks for participants. Sponsorship includes recognition on the tournament bracket banner, tournament program, SPE webpage and during tournament announcements. $100 Bronze Sponsor – (Sponsorship C below)  Donation of $100, or Other donations including door prizes (sports tickets, gift cards, etc.), giveaways (backpacks, cups, coozies, drinks, desserts, etc.) and/or other means of sponsorship will be recognized at the tournament. Sponsors may hand out promotional items at the tournament. Additional:   Event is sanctioned and officiated by ASA .  Game balls will be provided. Teams are required to furnish their own gloves and bats, which must be ASA certified. Uniforms (same colored shirts) and numbers are strongly encouraged. Double elimination tournament format with 55 minute games and extra innings if needed. Team seeding is based on the previous year’s finish. Absolutely no alcohol allowed in the park. Team captains will be informed of inclement weather or emergency schedule changes. Questions? Travis Straub: Travis.straub@denbury.com or 972.673.2272 o, 432.638.8699 c                                    SPE Dallas Softball Tournament Rules                    Players must be at least 18 years old and work in oil and gas or be the spouse of an industry employee. Teams must have at least 9 players, of which at least 2 must be female, or they will forfeit. If a team only has 9 players, an out will be taken at the 10 th spot in the lineup. If a team only has 2 females, an out will be taken every time the third female would bat. A maximum of 7 fielders can be male. There is no max for female fielders. If a team only has 2 females, they can only have 9 players in the field. There are no restrictions to where players can be positioned in the field. Substitutions can be made anytime. Teams can bat as many players as they want (bat the bench), but no more than two males can bat consecutively. If a team does not have an exact 2:1 M:F ratio of batters, use male and female batting lineups and switch between them following M-M-F. A lineup of 8 men and 4 women works well because all 12 players bat, 7 men and 3 women play in the field, and 1 man and 1 woman sit each inning. If a male batter is walked and the next batter is female , the batter will be awarded second base if there are less than two outs. If there are 2 outs, the female batter can skip her at bat and take first base. If a female batter walks or a male batter walks before a male, the batter gets first base like usual. All batters start with a 1-1 count with 1 courtesy foul allowed after 2 strikes. No base stealing. If a runner leaves base early, he/she will be called out without warning. Each team is allowed one pinch runner per inning to replace an injured player. The runner must be the last out of the same sex. Three over the fence home runs are allowed per team per game. After three, over the fence home runs will be outs. There is no “one up” rule. Pitching arc is 6-10’. Fake or trick pitches (such as behind the back) are not allowed. Official ASA softballs will be provided for all games. Teams furnish their own gloves and bats. Bats must be checked and ASA certified at the office by located Field #1. Metal spikes are not allowed. Standard men’s 12” ASA softballs will be supplied and used for all batters. The 11” women’s ball will not be used. The batting team must retrieve any ball hit out of play (home run or foul) and return it to the field. Prior to each game, team captains submit batting lineups (including any subs) with jersey numbers or player names to the home plate umpire and opposing team captain. Batting out of order is an automatic out. If there is a play at first base after a batted ball (usually an infield grounder), the batter running to first is expected to touch the orange safety bag and the fielder use the regular white bag to prevent injuries. Double home plate and commitment line will not be used. Unless there is a force out at home, a player running home must be tagged out and is free to return to third base. Teams are required to hustle on and off the field between innings. No warm-ups allowed after the first inning. Runs can be subtracted at the discretion of the umpires or tournament director for attempting to stall a game. Games are 7 innings, but no new inning will start after 55 minutes, which will be monitored on the scoreboard. If a game is tied, extra innings will be played 1 pitch per batter with no courtesy foul. Mercy run rule: 20 runs after 3 innings, 15 after 4, and 10 after 5. Flip-flop rule will be used. Any regulations not mentioned follow Plano Softball Bylaws ASA Slow Pitch Softball Code and will be interpreted by the ASA umpire staff and Director if necessary, which includes the halo rule prohibiting batters from hitting at the pitcher. https://www.teamsideline.com/Assets/570/By-Laws/Adult%20Slow-Pitch%20Softball%20By-Laws%20(edited%201.11.18).pdf http://downloads.asasoftball.com/about/pdf/2018USACODE_352018.pdf A rule interpretation can be politely questioned by one player, but judgment calls are at the discretion of the umpires who have the authority to eject any unruly players. For any questions or issues contact Travis Straub (432.638.8699) or 911 for an emergency.   Trinity View Park is located at 2221 E State Highway 356, Irving, TX 75060. The complex is North of Highway 356 and East of Loop 12. The complex backs up to the Elm Fork Trinity River. It is 7 miles from downtown Dallas, 20 miles from Plano, 12 miles from Carrollton, and 25 miles from downtown Fort Worth.   ​​​

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    Irving, TX, United States

  • Distinguished Lecturer: Marginal Fields How to Maximize Profit and Minimize Risk

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer 2019-20 Lecture Season       Marginal Fields How to Maximize Profit and Minimize Risk         John Pringle Bluefin Petroleum   Abstract:    Many offshore oil fields have been discovered which at the time of discovery were considered too small for further appraisal or development and were relinquished. Today some of these discoveries offer great opportunities for fast track and highly profitable developments. To be successful however, risks need to be mitigated. Often with marginal fields the data required to prepare Field Development Plans is incomplete, for example, lack of production testing, delineation wells and identification of fluid contacts. Compound this with lower in place volumes than pre-drill prognosis makes further appraisal hard to justify. This presentation shows how risks can be mitigated by developing clusters of fields using standardized Mobile Production Units and Storage Tankers, reprocessing seismic data, drilling horizontal wells and applying artificial lift. It tells the story of how a $2.2 billion company was created in a relatively short time by developing fields discovered and relinquished by others.   Biography:   John Pringle is a petroleum engineer with 30 years oil industry experience. He holds an MSc degree in petroleum engineering.  He started his career with BP in the North Sea after which he moved to the Middle East where he worked on a number of production optimization and de-bottlenecking projects in Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia. This was followed by a period in Libya as technical representative for PetroCanada.  Following this John moved to Thailand as the petroleum engineering manager for an Independent Operator who were developing offshore marginal fields. John was then transferred to Malaysia as Country Manager to set up the business and implement the development of three marginal fields under a Risk Service Contract.

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    Sydney, Australia

  • Distinguished Lecture - Production Optimisation of Conventional and Unconventional Wells with ESP Re

    Thursday, May 21, 2020, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM GB
    Distinguished Lecturer 2019-20 Season Enhance your knowledge and grow professionally by hearing these experts in their fields. Production Optimisation of Conventional and Unconventional Wells with ESP Real Time Data Lawrence Camilleri ( Schlumberger) Abstract: Optimising production has always been important, but there is naturally a greater focus on high rate wells, such as those produced with ESPs (Electrical Submersible Pumps). A key driver is arresting decline while minimising infill drilling, which is often achieved by identifying wells with skin to identify stimulation candidates and increasing drawdown on wells with good pressure support. With unconventionals, accelerating production while minimising power consumption become dominant goals. This presentation explains how real-time gauge data enables high-frequency, high-resolution downhole flow rate measurements on ESP wells. Thereby providing both rate and pressure, which are essential to enabling inflow characterisation and thereby identifying optimisation opportunities without the need for traditional buildups, which cause production deferment.   Fortunately, technology advances have improved real time data quality in terms of both sampling frequency and metrology.  There has also been a reduction in the cost of measurement, transmission and storage, which signals the true dawn of the digital age. The presentation therefore also reviews how real time data enables increases in well uptime and ESP run life as well as minimising power consumption.  Using material from recent SPE papers, both theoretical methodology and real case studies are presented to illustrate the value of real time data for both conventional vertical wells and unconventional multifracked horizontal wells.  While the case studies are based on ESP applications, the lessons learnt on how to extract value from real-time data can be applied to other artificial lift techniques, especially since inflow characterisation is generic.   When? 21st of May 2020 starting at 6 p.m.  Where? Imperial Hotel ,  13-15 North Dr, Great Yarmouth NR30 1EQ The SPE Great Yarmouth Petroleum Section is looking forward to many guests and hopes that you will join us to make the most of Lawrence Camilleri's visit to our section. Please RSVP or send an email to spe.gy.uk@gmail.com , so that we make sure to arrange for enough seats.  Biography: Lawrence has over 33 years of experience in production operations of which 27 years have been focused on artificial lift in a variety of roles ranging from field and application engineer to his current role as Global Domain Head, which is Schlumberger’s most senior technical position in the Artificial Lift Division. He has published over 16 SPE conference papers and 3 patents covering all aspects of ESP operation such as inflow characterization and advanced completions.  This body of work is particularly noteworthy as it combines theoretical explanations and field case studies using real time data.

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    Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

  • II Seminário de Segurança Operacional Offshore

    Wednesday, May 27 - Thursday, May 28, 2020
    Evento previsto para os dias 27 e 29 de maio de 2020 no Rio de Janeiro.
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • DATE CHANGE - Compositional Simulation that is Truly Compositional

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
    Abstract:    Current compositional simulators include compositional equation-of-state fluid models, but do not account for compositional effects on relative permeability, capillary pressure, and grid-block flux calculations.  Relative permeability, for example, is still based on “old thinking” related to labeling of phases as “oil, gas, and water.”  Labeling causes significant discontinuities that can result in inaccuracies and instability in simulations of compositional processes, such as those for enhanced oil recovery (EOR).    This presentation will show you why labeling is “old thinking” and how labeling generates discontinuities and simulation errors in compositional processes.  Several example cases, including water-alternating-gas and surfactant flooding, are given using a new type of compositional simulator with all labels removed.   One component of the novel simulator is the development of an equation of state (EoS) for relative permeabilities that eliminates phase labeling.  The relative permeability model is physically based and captures complex hysteresis effects through saturation and phase connectivity as well as changing wettability, interfacial tension, and pore morphology.   Results show increased robustness, improved accuracy, faster computational times, and less instabilities when phase labeling is removed.   Biography:   Russell T. Johns is the George E. Trimble Chair of Energy and Mineral Sciences at the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He also holds the Energi Simulation Chair in Fluid Behavior and Rock Interactions.  He recently served as Chair of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Program, and is currently the Editor-In-Chief for SPE journals.    Prior to his current position at Penn State, he served on the petroleum engineering faculty at The University of Texas at Austin for fifteen years.  He also has nine years of industrial experience as a petrophysical engineer with Shell Oil and as a consulting engineer for Colenco Power Consulting in Baden, Switzerland.  He holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University and MS and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from Stanford University.  He has over 250 publications in enhanced oil recovery, thermodynamics and phase behavior, unconventional gas engineering, multiphase flow in porous media, and well testing.  Dr. Johns received the SPE Ferguson medal in 1993, the SPE Distinguished Member award in 2009, the SPE Faculty Pipeline award in 2013, the 2016 SPE international award in Reservoir Description and Dynamics, and the 2018 Wilson Excellence in Research award from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.  He is currently director of the Enhanced Oil Recovery consortium in the EMS Energy Institute at Penn State University.

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    singapore, Singapore

  • May SPE Happy Hour

    Thursday, May 28, 2020, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM CT
    May SPE Happy Hour   Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 4:00 PM *Always the LAST Thursday for the month! Little Woodrow's located at 606 W Afton Oaks Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78232 The YP Happy Hour is now the SPE Happy Hour and is open to all ages! Please join us to unwind with drinks! RSVP not required, but let us know if you plan to attend by email at balcones@spemail.org . Please email Tara Butler at tara.butler@bakerguhes.com  if you are interested in sponsoring!

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    San Antonio, TX, United States

  • Vulnerability and Management of Water Injectors

    Monday, June 15, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MT
    Abstract:  Water-injection is commonly employed to supplement reservoir energy and improve sweep efficiency in oil developments. In such applications, the injectivity and longevity of water injectors drive productivity and recovery. However, injectors are vulnerable to impairments, resulting in their gradual injectivity decline and possible catastrophic failure. To maximise value from water injectors, a holistic understanding of their impairment mechanisms is imperative. This lecture examines injector impairment, and the conditions under which an injector fails. With impairments broadly classified into hard and soft mechanisms, both classes are explored, while elucidating the main factors controlling each of these. Options to mitigate impairments are discussed, while laboratory and field examples are reviewed. The main take-away from this lecture is a better understanding of how to competitively improve the performance and longevity of water injectors. Relevant tips include (i) robust network design, well planning and delivery; (ii) high-quality injection water; (iii) effective surveillance; (iv) management of operating envelopes; and (v) maximising uptime. Accounting for injector impairments in production forecasts, as well as providing injector redundancy and intervention budgets are considered good practices to deliver credible business plans, hence safeguarding incremental reserves linked to water-injection projects.   Biography: Following a 10-year stint in Shell Nigeria, Kazeem A. Lawal is currently the Head of Reservoir Engineering at FIRST Exploration & Petroleum Development Company, Nigeria. He holds a BSc degree in chemical engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University (Nigeria), as well as MSc and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from the University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria) and Imperial College London, respectively. He has extensive experience in reservoir engineering, spanning the industry, academia and consulting. He has authored more than 40 technical papers, and served as a technical reviewer for journals and conferences. He received the 2014 SPE-Africa regional award in reservoir description and dynamics.

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    Lloydminster, SK, Canada

  • President's Visit: Shauna Noonan

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
    The SPE Singapore Section will have the honor of receiving the visit of Shauna Noonan, the SPE 2020 President.

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • Workshop de Segurança Operacional de Poços

    Wednesday, June 17 - Thursday, June 18, 2020
    Evento previsto para os dias 17 e 18 de Junho de 2020, em Macaé/RJ.

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    Macaé, Brazil

  • D L-- Data Analytics with Human Intelligence: Outlier Analysis for Decoding Unconventional Plays

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST
    Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer 2019-20 Lecture Season       Data Analytics with Human Intelligence: Outlier Analysis for Decoding Unconventional Plays         Ben Stephenson Shell   Abstract:    Thousands of wells are drilled and stimulated every year, and much data is generated in the process. How can we use this wealth of information to develop our oil and gas fields most effectively? And will analytics and machine learning preclude the need for traditional scientific inquiry and modeling? A fundamental conundrum is how to understand the relative contribution of the subsurface versus the drilling and completion practices to well performance. Data analytics can help, but not by itself; human thinking is still required.   Two case studies are presented: the Montney play in Canada with 450 wells, and the Marcellus play in the US with 230 wells. In both plays, statistical analysis of large datasets did not suffice, forcing the creation of a novel technique called ‘Outlier Analysis’, in which specific hypotheses are systematically scrutinized against the production data. Emphasis is placed on understanding the very best and very worst wells within the range. The outcome was a step-change improvement in well performance in both plays, which provided confidence for a major investment decision for Canada.   This methodology is rooted in the teachings of some of the great philosophers in history: Locke, Popper, and Kant, reminding us that scientific enquiry still has a role to play. With the evolution of data analytics and digitalization, the economic winners will be those that supplement it with human intelligence, based on sound physical principles and logical thinking.   Biography:   Ben Stephenson is a Geoscience Advisor in the Completions Effectiveness Team for Unconventionals at Shell. He holds a BA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and a PhD from Oxford University on Himalayan tectonics and metamorphism. In his 20-year career with Shell, he has worked on conventional carbonate and geothermal fields around the world as a subject matter expert for fractured reservoirs. He now specializes in the interaction between hydraulic stimulation and the subsurface for field development decisions. He has authored over 30 external publications on a broad range of topics and is a regular speaker at conferences.

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    Sydney, Australia

  • Porosity Determination from Mechanical Measurements in Carbonates

    Thursday, July 9, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
    Abstract: The advent of pressurised mud cap drilling (PMCD), where an underbalanced mud (“light annualar mud”, LAM”) is continually pumped down the annulus into a reservoir whilst drilling, allows for safe drilling of highly porous and permeable formations such as carbonate reefs. It has been applied successfully to wells drilled onshore and offshore in Papua New Guinea. The downside of the PMCD technique is high losses of seawater, drilling mud/fluid and cuttings into the formation leading to both porosity occlusion and an altered borehole environment inconsistent with assumptions used in classical log analysis. This makes evaluation of wireline and even logging whilst drilling logs problematic, with difficult determination of porosity and water saturation (Kyi, Han, Lee, Roberts, & Maeso, 2015). Since the initial point at which the bit penetrates the rock is when the rock has had least exposure of time to any invasion, it is proposed that the problems faced by conventional interpretation of electrical logs can be resolved through application of an alternative method that measures mechanical rock properties at the bit as the rock is drilled. This insight is not new. The term “drilling porosity” refers to techniques by which porosity of a formation being drilled could be determined solely from mechanical measurements such as rate of penetration, weight on bit and rotational speed without the need for any separate electrical logging tool. It is no coincidence that the introduction of drilling porosity methods coincided with the advent of computerised mud logging units in the late 1970s which allowed digital recording of surface drilling parameters for the first time. Accurate monitoring and collection of surface drilling data was a necessary component for development of drilling porosity logs. Mud logging companies promoted the use of drilling porosity as a real-time indication of reservoir quality and pore pressure during drilling (Zoeller, 1972). However, details behind the methods used were not published, presumably to preserve competitive advantage. As logging whilst drilling tools gained in popularity the technique has fallen into disuse, and drilling porosity is seldom used by industry today. Bio: Peter Kirkham is the Project Engineering and Commercialisation Manager at Twinza Oil where he helped to rediscover the Pasca A field and shape its development concept over the past five years. He holds degrees in in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and Petroleum Engineering from the University of NSW. Peter specialises in integration of knowledge and data across different technical and commercial disciplines to develop a comprehensive asset understanding.

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • Billings SPE Golf Tournament

    Friday, August 7, 2020, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MT
    Event details and registration information to follow.

  • SPE Brazil Subsea Symposium

    Tuesday, September 1 - Wednesday, September 2, 2020
    Brazil has been showing its leadership in subsea development through its unique combination of factors such as track record of successful deep-water fields, high interest on recent oil rounds, giant oil fields, R&D levy, already-established research centers, presence of major oil companies and key suppliers. The adoption of   “Subsea 4.0”   - a new business & technical mindset based in the introduction of digitalization, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and collaboration in the subsea industry - has potential to make Brazil a reference in technical and manufacturing aspects of the subsea industry in the world. Joint industry initiatives (operators, partners, regulators and suppliers) are key to address the issues and coordinate actions to increase competitiveness and sustainability of the subsea sector. In the  SPE Subsea   Symposium  key specialists and decision makers will have the opportunity to explore, debate and suggest proposals to strength the local subsea industry, discussing how research, development & innovation, technologies and digital transformation (BIG DATA, IoT, AR, sensors and Digital Twins) may reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TOC), and how industry could be more effective and efficient to convert R&D levies in the mechanism to create true differentiation.

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    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil