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Upcoming Web Events
“How to MAKE a breakthrough – what the step changes from the past in a cyclical industry can tell us about making big performance improvements tomorrow”Includes a Live Event on 12/09/2015 at 9:30 AM (EST)
This webcast outlines a study that investigated the common characteristics among eight 'breakthroughs' in drilling and completion performance.
This webcast outlines a study that investigated the common characteristics among eight 'breakthroughs' in drilling and completion performance. The breakthroughs studied came from a wide range of operations – deep water drilling, shallow on shore wells, gravel pack completions, heavy oil fracing and re-completion, extended reach, and others. These diverse operations all had one thing in common: they increased value or decreased the costs of these operations by 33% to 50% in almost a single step. The webcast finds the common character ties between all of these step changes to find the keys necessary to “make" a breakthrough happen in other areas.
Mr. Brett has worked on drilling projects on six continents and consulted in over 45 countries.
He holds over 30 patents, has authored over 30 technical publications, has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford, and is a registered professional engineer.
He's served the Society of Petroleum Engineers as a Distinguished Lecturer and as the Drilling and Completions Technical Director.
In 2010 he served on the U.S. Department of Interior's Macondo 30-day peer review panel, and recently he served on a National Academy of Engineering Committee to advise the US Government on auditing Safety and Environmental Management Systems.
Leveraging Aerospace Technologies To Improve Drilling OperationsIncludes a Live Event on 12/08/2015 at 9:30 AM (EST)
Bringing wells to completion safely and ahead of schedule is a complex challenge. Technologies and engineering processes developed in the aerospace industry can be leveraged to address this challenge. The webinar will discuss the revolution that is occurring in the control of cyber-physical systems and how this can be applied to the drilling industry.
Bringing wells to completion safely and ahead of schedule is a complex challenge. Technologies and engineering processes developed in the aerospace industry can be leveraged to address this challenge. The webinar will discuss the revolution that is occurring in the control of cyber-physical systems and how this can be applied to the drilling industry. Cyber-physical systems are systems where humans and machines interact through computer controls to perform complex tasks. Unmanned space exploration, autonomous aircraft, cars that drive themselves, personal robots, shopping over the internet, are all examples of how rapid changes are occurring in almost every industry due to advancements in computer based controls. Topics will include how to engineer improvements in safety, improvements in performance, how to apply disciplined systems engineering processes and advanced control methods to challenges in conventional and MPD drilling, and automated drilling platforms.
Kevin A. Wise
Senior Technical Fellow, Advanced Flight Controls, Boeing Phantom Works, President/CEO of Innovative Control Technologies, LLC and Chief Advisor at Kelda Drilling Controls in Norway
Kevin A. Wise received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1980, 82, and 87, respectively. Since joining Boeing in 1982, he has developed vehicle management systems, flight control systems, and control system design tools and processes for advanced manned and unmanned aircraft systems. Some recent programs include Dominator, Phantom Eye Hydrogen Powered UAS, QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target, and X-45 J-UCAS. At INNCON he has worked with oil and gas companies to apply advanced control methods to improve drilling operations. His research interests include intelligent autonomy and battle mgmt, aircraft dynamics and control, automated drilling systems, robust adaptive control, optimal control, and robustness theory. He has authored more than 90 technical articles, has a text book on robust and adaptive control theory, and teaches control theory at Washington University in St. Louis. He is an IEEE Fellow, and Fellow of the AIAA.
Increasing Operational Integrity through Optimized HSE Processes & Systems IntegrationIncludes a Live Event on 11/17/2015 at 1:00 PM (EST)
You may not be able to make it to the presentations in Houston, TX, but there's no reason we can't bring it to you. By registering for this session, you can listen to the speaker live and watch the slides broadcast from the presentation without leaving your desk...all for FREE. In the midstream and upstream oil and natural gas industry, changes in equipment, personnel and processes are constant. Many of these changes involve increases or shifts in operational risks and associated exposure points. Like many exploration and production companies, Anadarko has operations around the globe, including the Americas, Africa and New Zealand. These assets, coupled with ongoing world-wide exploration, development and acquisition of assets, translate into near-constant change and risk exposure for Anadarko’s operations, personnel, business processes and systems.
You may not be able to make it to the presentations in Houston, TX, but there's no reason we can't bring it to you. By registering for this session, you can listen to the speaker live and watch the slides broadcast from the presentation without leaving your desk...all for FREE.
In the midstream and upstream oil and natural gas industry, changes in equipment, personnel and processes are constant. Many of these changes involve increases or shifts in operational risks and associated exposure points. Like many exploration and production companies, Anadarko has operations around the globe, including the Americas, Africa and New Zealand. These assets, coupled with ongoing world-wide exploration, development and acquisition of assets, translate into near-constant change and risk exposure for Anadarko's operations, personnel, business processes and systems.
Anadarko recognized the opportunity to improve operational integrity and foster more fluent continual improvement through process standardization, enablement and reinforcement through technology. Anadarko's leadership identified six key objectives for the business, including both Environmental and Occupational Health & Personal Safety. Anadarko then established a strategic plan to realize the desired improvements to processes and solutions. One of the foundational elements of the strategy was to standardize the tools and systems on which the underlying business processes are enabled once optimized.
Anadarko selected SAP's suite of EHS/Sustainability solutions and have since designed and implemented SAP's EHSM-Incident Management solution globally in order to provide a key foundational piece of the Operational Risk Management strategy. The solutions enable reduction of risks associated with both planned and unplanned events by ensuring all risks were more holistically managed, and that corrective and preventative tasks were monitored and completed satisfactorily.
Anadarko has set a vision and a plan for transforming our operational risk management processes, ensuring safer and supporting continual improvement in our operations around the globe.
Leader of Corporate Health, Safety & Environmental Analytics and System, Anadarko
Ms. Chelsea Lackey is the leader of Anadarko's Corporate Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) Analytics & Systems team. Her responsibilities include developing and implementing enterprise strategies aimed at improving the company's operational integrity and excellence through data analysis and communications. Ms. Lackey is also responsible for the corporate Environmental Management Information System strategy and roadmap and coordinating internal HSE reporting. She successfully led the implementation of the SAP Business Intelligence for HSE and supported the implementation and global deployment of the SAP-EHSM Incident Management into all Anadarko locations worldwide. Prior to joining Anadarko, Ms. Lackey held various roles in Corporate HSE&S at Baker Hughes, Inc., leading continual improvement and corporate reporting. She began her career in the field as an HSE Representative. Ms. Lackey received her Bachelor of Science in agricultural business from Texas A&M University and is currently completing her Master of Business Administration.
Overview of Downhole Drilling Dynamics Sensor TechnologiesIncludes a Live Event on 11/17/2015 at 9:30 AM (EST)
The presentation provides a good general overview for a new oil industry professional, while providing some interesting nuggets for experienced professionals on the connection between downhole dynamics and optimization and automation of drilling processes.
The 'overview of downhole drilling dynamics sensor technology' attempts to detail all the process that goes into the selection, design and application of downhole dynamics sensing equipment. While going into details about the electrical and data based problems faced with deploying HPHT sensors the presentation also outlines methods of countering such problems and using downhole calculations and data analysis techniques. The presentation provides a good general overview for a new oil industry professional, while providing some interesting nuggets for experienced professionals on the connection between downhole dynamics and optimization and automation of drilling processes.
National Oilwell Varco
Alamzeb Khan has worked for National Oilwell Varco since 2008. He started in the Measurements and Research group working exclusively on downhole electronics related to drilling dynamics tools in BHA assembly. He has in the past worked on electronic circuit design for high temperature and high pressure (HPHT) downhole electronics as well as testing and qualifying electronic components for HPHT use. He has also developed downhole sensor based algorithms for downhole tools and helped in creating visualizations for data analysis. He obtained his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from UT Austin and a Masters in Engineering from Texas A&M with a combination concentration in mixed signal electronics and petroleum drilling processes. He has worked on various research projects within NOV culminating in 2 granted patents, a few current patent applications and various internal research papers.
Personal Mastery of Soft SkillsIncludes a Live Event on 11/12/2015 at 9:30 AM (EST)
Instructors will use a system level gap analysis and closure model to clarify how softs skills are employed with the five system principles to achieve desired results.
Professionals train for years in academia to gain technical skills and knowledge to prepare themselves for the business world. Adding soft skills and an understanding of how systems work to their repertoire, enables professionals and managers to reach higher levels of performance. Instructors will use a system level gap analysis and closure model to clarify how softs skills are employed with the five system principles to achieve desired results.
A system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets
No one individual can see the whole system
Systems have a purpose
In large systems cause/effect is not easily perceived
Information is the lifeblood of the system
Engaging the whole system
Advocacy and Inquiry
Gary Andrew Eagleson
Gary Andrew Eagleson is currently an engineering consultant working on various projects for independent oil companies in Bakersfield, California. He began his career in 1979 after graduating with a BS in electrical engineering from Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA. His career has spanned over 35 years working for TRW Subsea, Schlumberger Offshore, Shell Oil, CalResources, Aera Energy, and KSI Engineering. Gary's held both engineering and operations management positions for facilities development and surveillance, reservoir development and surveillance, SCADA implementation, custody transfer measurement, and producing operations.
Narandja Milanovich Eagleson
SPE Soft Skills Committee Member
Narandja Milanovich Eagleson has over 34 years of upstream oil and gas experience in facilities engineering, project engineering, engineering management, and internal consulting (coaching and teaching in learning and leadership development). She is member of SPE's Soft Skills Committee and has co-authored articles on the subject of soft skills in JPT and TWA. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees of mechanical engineering from Rice University. She also holds master's degrees in both counseling and in depth psychology and a doctorate degree in depth psychology from from Pacifica Graduate Institute and a from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, California, USA.
On Demand Web Events
PF&C Fall Lecture Series: "The Role of the Facilities Engineer in Upstream"Includes a Live Event on 10/13/2015 at 5:30 PM (EDT) Recorded On: 10/06/2015
You may not be able to make it to the presentations in Houston, TX, but there's no reason we can't bring it to you. By registering for this session, you can listen to the speaker live and watch the slides broadcast from the presentation without leaving your desk...all for FREE. The Project, Facilities and Construction Study Group is pleased to announce our Fall Lecture Series for 2015. This event shall focus on “The Role of the Facilities Engineer in Upstream”.
CFD Optimization of Scrubber Inlet DesignRecorded On: 10/08/2015
The purpose of this seminar is to illustrate the effectiveness of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in guiding re-design of a scrubber inlet within the constraints of the project team.
Smart Proxy Modeling for Numerical Reservoir Simulations – Big Data Analytics in E&PRecorded On: 10/06/2015
Data-Driven Smart proxies take advantage of the “Big Data” solutions (machine learning and pattern recognition) to develop highly accurate replicas of numerical models with very fast response time. The novelty of Smart Proxy Modeling stems from the fact that it is a complete departure from traditional approaches to modeling in the oil and gas industry and constitutes a major advancement in utilization and incorporation of Big Data solution in the E&P industry.
“Getting To Zero – The Road to Stavanger” - Asia PacificRecorded On: 10/05/2015
The second in a series of events leading to a culminating workshop that will be held with the 2016 SPE International HSE Conference in Stavanger, the SPE Gulf Coast Section is hosting an interactive session to initiate the industry's conversation as to how we can eliminate HSE incident occurrence.
Human Factors in AutomationRecorded On: 09/22/2015
This event will review the introduction of automation to safety-critical industries and demonstrate that humans are never fully taken out of the operational loop; rather their roles and tasks are redefined, sometimes requiring different personnel altogether.
Stabilization of the Inherent Slugging Tendencies of Horizontal Shale Wells through Production Management and Artificial LiftRecorded On: 09/17/2015
Horizontal shale wells are inherently prone to slugging through a mechanism completely comparable to terrain slugging in pipeline-riser systems. This slugging can lead to large fluctuations in the sand face pressure, which may degrade the quality of hydraulically generated fracture systems.