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  • Velocity Interpretation and Depth Conversion

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This topic outlines the process of integration when working with velocity data

    Description:

    This topic outlines the process of integration when working with velocity data. It discusses the types of velocities used in seismic processing, defines their application, identifies the different velocity curves versus time, and describes how to use Dix's equation to calculate interval velocities. NMO correction and the application to seismic signals is explained. The relationship between velocity and the quantity of sand or shale in stratigraphic layers is addressed as well as the effects of lithology on velocity. The differences between a VSP and a checkshot survey, and a number of ways we use sonic logs and associated data in exploration processes are discussed. It provides details on the three basic factors that we must consider when using a sonic log, lists several tests to ensure the quality of the velocity data, and explains the various sources of statistical error that limit the use of velocities. The topic outlines how seismically derived velocities can be used with sparse well control, identifies two methods that can be used when exploration objectives require a reliable depth conversion algorithm, and explains how interval stacking velocity maps are used to extend values obtained from area wells.

    Duration:  7 hours 3 minutes

    Content: 

        Seismic Velocities
        Normalized Interval Velocity
        Well Velocities
        Seismic Velocity Databases
        Time-Depth Conversion Methods
        Normalized Interval Velocity Techniques
        Additional Examples for Time-Depth Conversion

    This online training course is categorized under the Reservoir discipline.

    0.7 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Measuring Sustainability Performance

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/11/2016

    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.

    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.

    Sustainability performance is integral to the way companies like Ikea, Unilever and Novo Nordisk conduct business. When energy industry business decisions are made to “include" sustainability, people can find themselves at a loss to describe what this really means. Measuring sustainability performance can be an even more abstract concept. Aggregation of sustainability data is done for many reasons, some central to our business, others to satisfy external needs.

    Appropriate measures of sustainability performance depend on where you and your company sit on the sustainability maturity curve and which segment, department or organization is tasked to carry out the work. Imagine you've been tasked to make a project or program more sustainable. Where do you start? Often, understanding what others have done, having the right people in the room to create a game plan and determining how performance gets measured will help you achieve your sustainability goals. Why is this important?If you measure it, it will get done.

    This webinar is categorized under the Health, Safety, and Environment discipline.

    SPE Webinars are FREE to members courtesy of the

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    Flora Moon

    Sustainability Practice Director, Expressworks International

    Ms. Moon has had a diversified 25-year consulting career in oil and gas, technology, media and communications. She is the Sustainability Practice Director for Expressworks, a change management consultancy. Floraserves on the Board of Directors of the SPE Sustainable Development Technical Section (SDTS) and co-chairs its Performance Subsection. Her oil and gas clients have included operator, service and chemical companies. Her recent focus has been Sustainability, HSSE and organizational capability. Flora is formerly an award winning filmmaker who has worked with US and international Broadcast and Cable Networks and later worked on startup teams for technology companies including TimeWarner.

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  • Piper Alpha – Accident or Predictable Surprise

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/15/2016

    Many may recall what a profound impact the industry’s worst offshore Oil & Gas incident has had on our business. In fact you will rarely here it referred to as an incident as it has, since the day it occurred, been referred to as the Piper Alpha Disaster. Survivor Steve Rae will discuss his thoughts and experiences from Piper Alpha to hopefully influence how safety can be improved by us all as individuals through accepting personal accountability and adopting a more proactive approach.

    Many may recall what a profound impact the industry's worst offshore Oil & Gas incident has had on our business. In fact you will rarely here it referred to as an incident as it has, since the day it occurred, been referred to as the Piper Alpha Disaster.

    Survivor Steve Rae will discuss his thoughts and experiences from Piper Alpha to hopefully influence how safety can be improved by us all as individuals through accepting personal accountability and adopting a more proactive approach.

    This webinar is categorized under the Health, Safety, and Environment discipline.

    SPE Webinars are FREE to members courtesy of the

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    Steve Rae

    Piper Alpha Survivor

    Time in Industry: 30+ years, 6 offshore, remainder with ad-hoc visits
    Employer: Private Consultant
    Position: Business Advisor & Public Speaker
    Career:
    Offshore Electrical Technician (1982 – 88)
    Technical Manager (1989 – 2003)
    Drilling Superintendent (2003 – 06)
    Operations Manager (2006 – 08)
    • Member of SCLT 2007 -10
    • IADC North Sea Chapter Vice Chairman 2007
    • IADC North Sea Chapter Chairman 2008-09
    V.P. International Platform Drilling (2008 – 11)
    V.P. Business Development (2011 – 2013)
    Country Manager Brazil (2013 – 2014)
    • Chairman Statoil Aiming High Leadership Team, Brazil 2014
    V.P QHSE Archer the well company (2015 – 2016)

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  • Operational Flow Assurance

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/03/2016

    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.

    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.

    The presentation will cover the analysis and interpretation of operational data to understand causes of flow assurance issues and to evaluate options for recovery. Some principles, a number of practicalities, and several examples will be covered. The presentation is based on experiences over 35 years in the oil industry. The session will be of benefit both to those already in operations roles, and to those who are involved in designing new systems.

    This webinar is categorized under the Projects, Facilities, and Construction discipline.

    SPE Webinars are FREE to members courtesy of the

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    Trevor Hill

    Senior Consultant, Flow Assurance, BP Exploration and Production

    Trevor is now a senior consultant in flow assurance with BP Exploration and Production, having been the technical authority for that discipline 2008-2015. He is a graduate in chemical engineering from Cambridge University, and started with BP in 1981. His early years were spent in multiphase flow modelling, experimentation and field data collection, then leading teams doing simulation and designs for multiphase field systems. After several broader engineering jobs he returned to his multiphase origins by taking the flow assurance technical authority role. He has had the opportunity to carry out field studies and incident investigations in a number of offshore and onshore oilfields around the world.

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  • Electrostatic Dehydration and Desalting: Essential Processes for Reducing Corrosion During Transportation and Refining Processes

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/25/2016

    Electrostatic dehydration and desalting are essential processes for reducing corrosion during transportation and refining processes.

    Electrostatic dehydration and desalting are essential processes for reducing corrosion during transportation and refining processes.

    This 90 minute webinar will:

    • Review the three fundamental electrostatic forces – 10 minutes
    • Review synergies between electrostatics, chemistries and hydraulics – 20 minutes
    • Explain the desalting process – 10 minutes
    • Highlight several dehydration products available – 20 minutes
    • Discuss the specific advantages of them – 20 minutes
    • Q&A – 10 minutes

    This webinar is categorized under the Projects, Facilities, and Construction discipline.

    SPE Webinars are FREE to members courtesy of the

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    Gary W. Sams, P.E.

    Managing Director R&D, Cameron

    Gary has been working in the oil and gas industry for over 40 years.He began my career in 1976 when he joined NATCO in Tulsa, Oklahoma as a research engineer.He worked in this capacity for 8 years on products ranging from oil and gas combustion equipment, low NOx burners, flue gas scrubbers, indirect heaters and steam generators.

    In 1983, he accepted a position as a Senior Product Engineer with NATCO where he engineered and built a variety of water filters, heaters and steam generators.In 1992, he was promoted to the position of R&D Manager for NATCO based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.During the next 17 years he managed NATCO's product development activities for products ranging from heaters, oil dehydrators and traditional and compact separators.

    In 2009, the NATCO R&D facility relocated from Tulsa to Houston and was subsequently acquired by Cameron. For the past 7 years, Gary has held the position of Managing Director R&D for Cameron's Process System division.

    Gary has 22 patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office encompassing a wide range of processes including vent gas combustion, indirect heater improvements, combustion noise abatement, emulsion treatment, high velocity electrostatic coalescence, biodiesel treating, phase separation, dual frequency electrostatic coalescence and hydrate control for deep gas.

    Gary is one of six Engineering Fellows within Cameron.He has a Bachelor and Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tulsa and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Oklahoma.

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  • An Overview of Multistage Completion Systems for Hydraulic Fracturing

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/03/2016

    Shales and other low-permeability formations require multistage completions, hydraulic fracturing, and horizontal wells to produce at economic rates. This webinar focuses on the multistage completion systems that are used in these applications, including plug-and-perf, ball-activated systems (frac sleeves), and coiled tubing-activated systems (annular fracturing). Participants will learn the different types of wellbore completion options and how they compare in different applications. Also, the challenges and options of refracturing existing wells will be discussed.


    Shales and other low-permeability formations require multistage completions, hydraulic fracturing, and horizontal wells to produce at economic rates. This webinar focuses on the multistage completion systems that are used in these applications, including plug-and-perf, ball-activated systems (frac sleeves), and coiled tubing-activated systems (annular fracturing). Participants will learn the different types of wellbore completion options and how they compare in different applications. Also, the challenges and options of refracturing existing wells will be discussed.

    Topics include:

    - The basics of hydraulic fracturing theory and design
    - Wellbore completion options for multistage hydraulic fracturing

    • Plug-and-perf completions
    • Ball-activated completion systems (frac sleeves)
    • Coiled-tubing-activated completions systems (annular fracturing)

    - New multistage completion technologies
    - Benefits and considerations for each completion system
    - Application specific solutions for wellbore completion design
    - Refracturing options for existing wells

    This webinar is categorized under the Reservoir discipline.

    SPE Webinars are FREE to members courtesy of the

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    W. Aaron Burton

    Speaker

    Mr. Burton's career has been focused on the completion of shales and similar unconventional plays that require multistage hydraulic fracturing. In 2015, Burton started Unconventional Oil and Gas Training, a company specializing in training and consulting for unconventional multistage completions. Prior to starting the company, he was with Baker Hughes for nearly 8 years. During his tenure in operations he held the roles of field engineer, operations coordinator, and application engineer. Outside of operations he has been product line strategist, completions manager for the Unconventional Resource Team, and product line manager for unconventional multistage completions. He has completed wells, conducted training, and consulted on a variety of projects worldwide. Through his experience, he has developed a solid understanding of reservoir properties and stimulation design that are used in a data-driven approach to more effectively design completions in unconventional wells.

    He is active in the industry authoring and instructing on the subject of unconventional completions. He has authored and coauthored three SPE papers, and continues to teach two SPE continuing education courses. He has written a variety of other documents including magazine articles and newsletters, and taught numerous classes in many different venues to operators, service companies, and other companies involved in the industry. Also, he has been a discussion leader, presenter, panelist, and participated in many other roles in industry events.

    Burton holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University.

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  • Drillbotics

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/26/2016

    The current state of the drilling industry tends to focus on technology and techniques that reduce the cost of well construction. One approach is to use drilling automation to help improve ROP, and perhaps more importantly, to mitigate drilling dysfunctions and human errors than can lead to large, unplanned expenses. SPE’s Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) created an international university competition to encourage the development of new drilling algorithms and to get more young people involved in drilling.

    The current state of the drilling industry tends to focus on technology and techniques that reduce the cost of well construction. One approach is to use drilling automation to help improve ROP, and perhaps more importantly, to mitigate drilling dysfunctions and human errors than can lead to large, unplanned expenses. SPE's Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) created an international university competition to encourage the development of new drilling algorithms and to get more young people involved in drilling. The students must design, build and operate a small (6 ft / 2 m) drilling rig with fully automated sensors and controls. They drill a specially created, multi-layered rock sample as fast and as straight as possible, with only two buttons: start and stop. The schools must offer a multidisciplinary team that will learn things that are not in today's textbooks. The winning team receives travel expenses to present their results at the next Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. This webinar describes the contest, what skill sets are necessary to successfully compete and what types of innovative features are likely to emerge from this exciting competition.

    This webinar is categorized under the Drilling discipline.

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    Fred Florence

    President, Rig Operations, LLC

    Fred Florence is the president of Rig Operations, LLC and is recently retired from National Oilwell Varco as Director of Advanced Drilling Technology. He previously worked for several drilling contractors in engineering and operations roles in both land and offshore on many types of drilling rigs: from deepwater DP to jackups, slimhole- and heli-rigs. He served previously as chairman of DSATS and remains as an active volunteer leading the Drillbotics™ competition. He is a former SPE Distinguished Lecturer and has authored or co-authored numerous SPE papers on drilling automation.

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  • 360° Engineering Analysis for Managing Well Integrity

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/15/2016

    Effectively managing well barriers and maintaining well integrity within limits is challenging for aging wells and have a major influence on maximizing the life of wells and reducing operational costs. This is critical not only for the design phase of the well but also for the operational phase.

    Effectively managing well barriers and maintaining well integrity within limits is challenging for aging wells and have a major influence on maximizing the life of wells and reducing operational costs. This is critical not only for the design phase of the well but also for the operational phase. As more real-time downhole data becomes available, the efficient use of quality data for a more comprehensive engineering analysis has become very critical. Identifying the well integrity risks early can lead to better solutions for reducing associated costs and taking remedial action. The objective of this session focusing on well integrity is to highlight the application of comprehensive engineering analyses to improve the overall life of assets and maximize returns. The main well integrity issues covered under this session are: mechanical casing wear, wellhead movement, annular pressure buildup, corrosion of tubing / casing and erosion of tubing / casing.

    This webinar is categorized under the Completions discipline.

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    Robello Samuel

    Technology Fellow, Halliburton

    Dr. Robello Samuel is currently a Technology Fellow in the Drilling division of Halliburton, working with Halliburton since 1998. He is presently a research and engineering lead for well engineering applications and responsible for research and scientific activities for new drilling technologies. Robello began his career working on rigs as a field and drilling engineer for nine years with ONGC. Since then he has developed more than 25 years of multi-disciplinary experience in domestic and international oil/gas drilling.

    He is the recipient of Gulf Coast SPE Drilling Engineering and SPE International Drilling Engineering, SPE Distinguished Membership awards. As an SPE Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Samuel has taught on the faculty of various universities and holds an adjunct professor appointment (concurrently) for the past 13 years, at the University of Houston. He has published more than 165 technical papers, reports, books, holds 8 patents, and 75 patents pending applications.He serves regularly as a keynote speaker at major conferences and corporate forums and is regarded as one of the world's most influential contributors to advancement of research and practice in drilling engineering.

    Dr. Samuel's unique blend of skills with broad experience as a field engineer, thinker, thought leader, innovator, researcher, educator and educationist has given him the ability to author twelve drilling books. He holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering, as well as MS and PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering.

    Aniket Kumar

    Principal Product Engineer, Halliburton

    Mr. Kumar works for Halliburton as a Principal Product Engineer in the Drilling and Completions group based out of Houston, and has over five years of experience in drilling engineering analysis and hydraulic fracturing field operations. Aniket has published more than 20 papers and articles in various technical journals and conferences and has 16 pending patent applications associated with advancing well designs and drilling operations.

    Prior to joining Halliburton, he worked for Schlumberger as a field engineer in Oklahoma. He holds an M.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Houston and also holds B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India.

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  • Health Management Contract Guidelines for Clients and Contractors

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/19/2016

    This webinar is intended to inform professionals who either manage health contracts or who have responsibilities in supporting contracts of this nature (Procurement, HSE professionals, etc.) that in the workplace, an effective health management system requires active and positive collaboration bewteen operators and contractors.

    This webinar has been organized by the SPE HSSE-SR Health Subcommittee in collaboration with IOGP (International Oil and Gas Producers Association) /IPIECA (the global oil and gas association for environmental and social issues). The IOGP/IPIECA Health Committee has been in existence since 2003 and functions as a forum where their members can identify, debate and share best health practices. This committee develops guidance and recommendations on occupational, environmental and public health issues that are relevant to oil and gas industry organizations and the communities where they operate.

    This webinar is intended to inform professionals who either manage health contracts or who have responsibilities in supporting contracts of this nature (Procurement, HSE professionals, etc.) that in the workplace, an effective health management system requires active and positive collaboration bewteen operators and contractors. Without such as system then there is the potential for:

    • Loss of life
    • Health-related accidents
    • Injuries and illness
    • Disruptions in operations

    In 2015, to assist the operator and contractor relationship and to avoid potential confusion regarding responsibilities and expectations of both parties, the IOGP/IPIECA health committee published a guideline document entitled “Health Management Contract Guidelines for Clients and Contractors". The document provides guidance on:

    • health management system elements, requirements and deliverables;
    • establishing roles and responsibilities between contractor(s) and client/operator;
    • health aspects related to the pre-qualification, bidding and execution phase; and
    • promoting transparency and effective communication on health management in contracts.

    This webinar will involve key speakers from a leading service contractor, Eugene Toukam, Schlumberger VP HSE for Europe and Africa and a major healthcare company, Simon Hawthorne, VP Legal, and UnitedHealthcare Global Medical, providing examples of real problems that can occur in the absence of such a strategic contract management plan. Finally, Dr. Alex Barbey, International Health Coordinator, Schlumberger Limited, who chaired the IOGP/IPIECA health taskforce which produced the guideline will explain how utilization of the guidelines can avoid the issues described and prevent a negative impact due to deficiencies in contract management.

    This webinar is categorized under the Health, Safety, and Environment discipline.

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    Dr. Alex Barbey

    International Health Coordinator, Schlumberger Limited

    Dr. Alex Barbey, trained in the USA and France, has been the International Health Coordinator for Schlumberger Limited since 1989, managing health issues in over 100 countries, covering more than 110,000 employees in the company, including almost 15,000 expatriate employees plus their families.

    Dr. Barbey chaired the International Oil and Gas Producer's Association health committee that created the “Health management contract guidelines for clients and contractors”.

    Simon Hawthorne

    VP Legal, UnitedHealthcare Global Medical

    Simon Hawthorne joined UnitedHealthcare Global Medical in July 2012 as General Counsel. In January 2015, he moved into a commercial role leading business growth until this Summer when he took on a new role as VP Legal across United Healthcare Global's businesses.

    Simon has worked closely across UnitedHealthcare Global and United Health Group businesses in order to successfully design quality solutions for our clients operating in remote and challenging environments.

    In his commercial role Simon had responsibility for the company's Sales, Solution Design and New Market Entry team including the establishment of joint ventures and strategic partnerships to support growth.

    Simon is in the relatively unique position of forging ahead with deals from a commercial perspective to working with commercial teams and clients in his legal role to interpret needs and ensure contractual balance, clarity of terms and conditions and achieving overall fairness to both sides of a contract.

    He also leads RFP's and contractual negotiations with United Healthcare's external vendors and therefore has exposure to service arrangements from both a supplier and a vendor's perspective.

    Before joining UnitedHealthcare, Simon was Head of Market Structures for AVIVA's European Health businesses, where he was responsible for organizational design and strategy. Simon previously was Head of Legal and Compliance for CIGNA International's European business. He started his legal career in Scotland as a litigator in private practice, specialising in corporate litigation.

    During the last 15 years, Simon has gained extensive exposure within the international healthcare and insurance markets to the challenges of business growth in challenging market conditions.

    Simon is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

    Dr Phil Sharples

    Global Senior Medical Director, UnitedHealthcare Global Medical

    Dr Phil Sharples has been Senior Medical Director at UnitedHealthcare Global Medical since 2006 and is responsible for the clinical care delivery to UnitedHealthcare Global Medical clients.

    Phil is responsible for healthcare governance and clinical excellence working closely with other clinical functions in UnitedHealthcare Global in order to deliver quality healthcare solutions to clients. He has demonstrated the ability to facilitate and manage numerous projects whilst maintaining excellent client and colleague relationships.

    Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare Global, Phil worked internationally for a substantial part of his professional career. Philip trained as a General Practitioner in the British Army serving abroad in Germany and Hong Kong, then spent eight years as a senior partner in a NHS General Practice in London furthering his interest in Occupational Health and Travel Medicine. Phil then gained valuable oil and gas industry experience as part of the international medical team for Chevron and through his work for Chevron as a Medical Director in Nigeria and Kazakhstan before joining UnitedHealthcare Global .

    Phil has a proactive involvement in the business development of the company and is a member of the International Association of Oil & Gas producers / The International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association Health Sub Committee and has helped to define industry health guidelines. Phil is also a member of the Institute of Remote Healthcare and as a keen interest in professional development and works in close liaison with colleagues to improve professional training standards.

    Phil is a graduate of the University of London.

    Eugene Toukam

    Vice President, HSE, Schlumberger

    Eugene Toukam is currently the Schlumberger Vice President, HSE for Europe and Africa based in Paris, France. This is a position he has held since April 2015. He has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry working within the Schlumberger group. Prior to his current assignment Eugene held several senior management positions in the company and over the years has distinguished himself as an experienced leader in Operations, HSE, Strategic and Operations management within the company and externally. His recent previous positions in Schlumberger include: Vice President and Group Managing Director, Southern and Eastern Africa based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Group Security and HSE Manager for Nigeria and West Africa based in Lagos, Nigeria; Well Services Operations Manager, Sub Sahara Africa based in Luanda, Angola Nd various operations and field engineer roles in locations spanning Canada, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.

    Eugene's professional development includes short courses in Strategic Marketing Management at the Havard Business School, USA and Strategic Finance Management at the IMD Lausane, Switzerland.

    Eugene has a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, both from Ecole Polytechnique, Cameroon.

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  • Programming for Engineers Series

    Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/22/2016

    In this four-part webinar series, participants will review fundamental computer science and programming concepts in the context of writing Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) "macros" to automate Microsoft Excel.

    This four-part webinar series will review fundamental computer science and programming concepts in the context of writing Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) "macros" to automate Microsoft Excel. We'll build simple automated tools for common oil & gas tasks while covering algorithms, data structures, program design, and debugging. Along the way we'll explore the Excel automation API, discuss the limitations of the Excel/VBA environment, and discover some topics for future self-directed learning.

    When you register you are automatically signed up for all four parts of this series! Each session runs 60 minutes.

    Click on the tabs above to get details on each session and to learn more about the speaker.

    Please fill out the pre-event survey when you register so we can learn more about you and tailor this series to your needs! Click on the "Pre-Event Survey" button to the right.

    This webinar is categorized under the Data Science and Engineering Analytics discipline.


    In the first one-hour session on September 19, we'll cover fundamental programming concepts in the context of the VBA language. Data types, functions, and basic data structures will be used to build simple calculations that can be used from Excel spreadsheets.

    In the second one-hour session on September 20, we'll discuss object-oriented programming and begin exploring the Excel automation API. We'll begin work on a larger "case study" project and use the VBA debugger to locate programming errors.

    In the third one-hour session on September 21, we'll complete the case study project started in the second session. We'll also discuss how to provide a graphical user interface for Excel automation projects using VBA's built-in tools.

    In the final session on September 22, we'll review what we've accomplished, survey selected additional topics, and discuss other programming languages and paradigms that students may wish to explore in the future.

    Derrick W. Turk

    Data Science Consultant

    Derrick W. Turk is an independent data science consultant supporting the E&P industry. His consulting work frequently incorporates completion optimization, reservoir characterization, machine learning, and custom software development. He is the author of the aRpsDCA open-source library for decline curve analysis and developer of several proprietary custom software systems for production forecasting, portfolio modeling, and other tasks.

    Prior to his consulting career, he worked as a reservoir engineer assisting exploration and A&D efforts with numerical and statistical modeling. Derrick holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Texas and has been a member of SPE since 2010.

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