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  • Collaborative Negotiation Skills

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.15 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 10/15/2019 at 8:30 AM (EDT)

    The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. Successful negotiations, as measured by a win-–win agreement, require that you invest time and effort in managing your negotiation from start to finish. It is a lot of work, but it is worth the effort needed to secure a win-win outcome. This webinar will reference many concepts, processes, and tools that you can use to achieve a win-win outcome.

    Business-to-Business (B2B) Collaborative Negotiations: The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. Successful negotiations, as measured by a win-–win agreement, require that you invest time and effort in managing your negotiation from start to finish. It is a lot of work, but it is worth the effort needed to secure a win-win outcome. This webinar will reference many concepts, processes, and tools that you can use to achieve a win-win outcome. Negotiations are a normal part of an ongoing business relationship with your suppliers, customers and business partners. The goal of this webinar is to provide you with the skills needed to conduct a successful negotiation while strengthening the relationship between you and the other party. It is not unusual, even after preparing a detailed scope of work, that the other party wishes to change your offer. You should never feel your submitted offer is final, so in a spirit of collaborative negotiation, it is your responsibility to work with the other party to better satisfy their needs and still maintain the value of your offer. This is achieved by taking a flexible approach to finding mutually beneficial trades to modify the offer. This webinar describes the processes you can follow to prepare and skillfully manage the negotiation meeting to arrive at a win–win agreement. Finally, you know that not all negotiators will come to a negotiation with the principled win-win approach.  The other party may use pressuring tactics to obtain a concession from you in an effort to secure a better deal for them. The last part of this wibnar discusses how to effectively handle competitive negotiators in an effort to get them back on track to finding a win–win agreement. 

    JP Amlin

    Senior Training Consultant

    Mr. Amlin is a Senior Training Consultant with extensive experience in the technology and energy industries working with suppliers and operators. JP delivers fundamental and advanced sales programs to sell side companies and contract management to buy side companies globally.  He is the author of several publications relating to marketing, complex sales and advanced contracting methods.

    Prior to becoming a consultant, JP was Manager of Worldwide Sales Training for Schlumberger for 13 years. In this role he developed the content of Schlumberger’s sales training program, consisting of 15 different programs covering basic, intermediate and advanced training in selling skills, strategic sales plan development and execution, account management, sales management, negotiations, and demand generation. Prior to leading the sales training organization, JP was Vice President of Information Technology for Schlumberger’s Asia and Middle East regions. JP was also President of Schlumberger Indonesia and lived in Indonesia for 14 years. Prior to his roles in APAC, JP led the Schlumberger sales force in Canada and Alaska and brings a wealth of real-world experience in executive level operations management, sales and sales management.


     

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  • The Dream Well – Closing the Gap in Completions

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.15 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 09/12/2019 at 9:30 AM (EDT)

    Horizontals, Multi-zone, Openhole Packers, Barefoot, ICDs, ICVs, Frac Valves, Plug and Perf, Unconventional – Why are there so many lower completion types? There is a better way – all lower completions could be redesigned as a two-trip and intervention capable system.

    Horizontals, Multi-zone, Openhole Packers, Barefoot, ICDs, ICVs, Frac Valves, Plug and Perf, Unconventional – Why are there so many lower completion types? There is a better way – all lower completions could be redesigned as a two-trip and intervention capable system. Such systems could provide higher value and flexibility for unforeseen circumstances enabling future remediation. Scope changes could be made using OPEX adjustments rather than CAPEX investments. Sensor and  actuator reliability would increase as they become replaceable. Such a system could have permanent compartment packers and tubulars, but the flow control and flow sensing elements would be replaceable, upgradeable, and reconfigurable, optimizing the completion for the life of the well. The industry should create a single completions type that can be reconfigured “on demand” into all the types we presently use. The net result would be a hassle free, “Dream Well.”

    Brett Bouldin

    Petroleum Engineering Consultant, Saudi Aramco

    Mr. Bouldin is a Petroleum Engineering Consultant with Saudi Aramco with 36 years of product development experience in the completions industry. His career started with Baker Hughes, then he became a founding member of WellDynamics, which is now a Halliburton company prior to his appointment at Saudi Aramco for the previous 9 years. Brett initiates and manages Saudi Aramco’s completions development projects focusing on new tool deployments that would improve production recovery. He has authored 12 technical papers and articles with 38 granted US patents. Brett holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas and Saudi Arabia.

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  • Overview of ISO 27916 Standard as an alternative to EPA GHGRT Subpart RR

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.15 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 08/20/2019 at 10:30 AM (EDT)

    This webinar will present context of the development of the ISO Standard 27916 and how it compares to and may be used as an alternative to GHGRP Subpart RR.

    With the recent expansion of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 45Q tax credit for CO2 storage, project developers are seeking this incentive to make the project financing viable. Guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recommends that the Environmental Protection Association (EPA) CO2 reporting rules, particularly Subpart RR of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP), be used to quantify CO2 incidentally stored during CO2-EOR, as well as for the injection of CO2 for storage in depleted hydrocarbon and saline reservoirs.  There has been much debate over the use and application of GHGRP Subpart RR to CO2-EOR as the means of establishing incidental storage quantification mechanisms that may serve as an alternative to the GHGRP requirements. More than five years ago, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) formed technical committee 265 (TC-265) dealing with carbon dioxide capture, transport and geological storage.   TC-265 was subdivided into six working groups, and international standards have been generated for post-combustion capture, pipeline transportation, geological storage (without storage quantification), and CO2-EOR (with incidental storage quantification, ISO 29716). This webinar will present context of the development of the ISO Standard 27916 and how it compares to and may be used as an alternative to GHGRP Subpart RR.

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  • 21st Century Ocean Energy Safety Research Roadmap

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.15 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 07/23/2019 at 9:30 AM (EDT)

    ​A research roadmap, based on data and input from experts across the offshore oil and gas industries, was developed to help prioritize R&D investments to improve offshore health, safety, environmental performance. The final report focuses on the Gulf of Mexico, while incorporating applicable findings and research from all offshore regions where oil and gas is produced.

    A research roadmap, based on data and input from experts across the offshore oil and gas industries, was developed to help prioritize R&D investments to improve offshore health, safety, environmental performance. The final report focuses on the Gulf of Mexico, while incorporating applicable findings and research from all offshore regions where oil and gas is produced. 

    The roadmap report is comprehensive, utilizing publications, subject matter experts, documents from the Offshore Energy Safety Institute (OESI) including “Ocean Energy Safety Research Roadmap for the 21st Century Forum for Dialogue” and the “Portfolio of Ocean Energy Safety Research Efforts.” Other documents include the 2018 The Research Partnership for a Secure Energy America (RPSEA) “R&D Plan”, a 2018 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and Gulf Research Program (GRP) ‘Safer Offshore Energy System Summit.’;  in addition, the report utilizes SPE, SEG and IADC papers, and published summaries from other safety workshops and meetings. The SME’s submitted recommendations concerning broad topics, with several sub topics including; Drilling, Operations, Production, Transportation and Spills. The report recommendations include the need, value and, in some cases estimated level of effort for different safety areas. Areas covered include prevention, response and mitigation as well as needed advancements in information systems, internet security, data sharing, prediction and early detection.

    The Technology Road Map, developed in this effort, offers a unique opportunity to guide the applications of advanced technologies.  These new technology applications will continue the significant progress of current safety and environmental management systems and procedures. The Safety Research Roadmap, developed in cooperation with regulators, service providers and researchers, addresses an important need to identify and prioritize limited research investments. This report provides opportunities for cooperation and leveraging of funding and resources.

    Dr. Richard C. Haut

    President, Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America

    In December 2018, Dr. Haut became president of the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America, a nonprofit corporation managing a public-private partnership to providing a sustainable, clean energy future for America. That same year, after over 40 years leading and performing research related to the development of oil and gas, he also founded HEST, LLC to address environmental and societal aspects of all oil and gas developments. He has been the managing director of the Environmentally Friendly Drilling program for over a decade, working with industry, universities and environmental organizations to provide unbiased science to address environmental and societal issues associated with petroleum drilling and production. The international effort was recognized by the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, receiving their Chairman’s Environmental Partnership award in 2009 and Honorable Mention in 2016. The program was also honored with the VZ Excellence in Environmental Stewardship Award at the 2015 Oil and Gas Awards and the South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable’s Impact Award in 2016. Dr. Haut has over 40 years of technical and management experience, including a ten-year assignment as a drilling and well technology manager for North Sea operations. He also was instrumental in establishing joint ventures and other joint industry programs, including the start-up of Enventure Global Technology where he was the Chief Operating Officer. In 1999 he received Hart Publication’s Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation and in 2002 received the Natural Gas Innovator of the Year Award from the Department of Energy. In 2015 Dr. Haut was selected as a Distinguished Member of the SPE. In 2018 SPE recognized him with the International Health, Safety and Environment Award, a prestigious honor. A 1974 graduate of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, he went on to receive his M.S. degree from the University of Tennessee (1975) and his Ph.D. from Old Dominion University (1977). In 2019 Rose-Hulman honored Dr. Haut with a career achievement award. He and his wife, Annette, live in The Woodlands, TX, have three children and seven grandchildren.

    Jim Pettigrew

    Principal Investigator/Director of Operations, Ocean Energy Safety Institute

    Retired Navy Captain Jim Pettigrew is the Principal Investigator and Director of Operations for the Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI). A partnership between Texas A&M University, University of Houston, and University of Texas – Austin; OESI provides a forum for dialogue, shared learning and cooperative research among academia, government, industry and other non-governmental organizations. OESI’s focus is offshore-related technologies and activities that help ensure safer and environmentally responsible offshore operations. Jim assumed the position of Principal Investigator in December 2018, and Director in May 2014.

    Throughout his three decades in the Navy, Pettigrew worked predominantly in operational oceanography, surface warfare and information warfare; managing and mitigating risk at all levels of operations. He served most recently as Chief of Staff for the Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command where he was responsible for the direction and leadership of a team of 150 people, executing a $300 million annual budget, the operations of 4,000 personnel worldwide, the nation's Master Clock, two world-class supercomputing facilities, and six military Oceanographic Survey Ships. He also had the privilege and honor of serving as the Commanding Officer for the Navy’s Global Atmospheric and Ocean Modeling Supercomputing Center (Fleet Numerical, in Monterey, CA) and as the Commanding Officer for the Navy’s only forward deployed Operational Oceanography support center in Yokosuka, Japan. He served twice in the Pentagon and was Joint-qualified serving with the U.S. Space Command in Colorado Springs.

    Pettigrew received his Masters of Science in Physical Oceanography and Meteorology from the Naval Postgraduate School, and received his Bachelors of Science in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University. 

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  • Completion Solutions for Multi-Stage Stimulation of Unconventional Resources

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.15 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 06/19/2019 at 10:30 AM (EDT)

    Hydraulic fracturing has been used to stimulate hydrocarbon reservoirs for over 70 years, yet no single optimal methodology has emerged.

    Hydraulic fracturing has been used to stimulate hydrocarbon reservoirs for over 70 years, yet no single optimal methodology has emerged. Variations in rock and fluid properties, regulatory regimes and, most importantly, ever changing economic factors force completion engineers to constantly revise and adjust stimulation techniques. In the first decade of the 21st Century, as North America moved to exploit shale gas both cemented plug-and-perf, as well as open hole ball drop systems were deployed in low stage count wells to hold land positions through production. When the natural gas price collapsed in the 2009 financial crisis, North American operators applied these same techniques to various tight lithologies to extract oil. Multi-stage stimulation of unconventional reservoirs has now reversed years of production decline in North America and opened-up new resource plays around the world. By 2014, light oil production enabled the United States to replace OPEC as the swing producer controlling the global oil price. Despite the 2014 – 2016 downturn, increasing unconventional supply has enabled the USA to overtake Saudi Arabia in oil production and it is the price of breakeven production in North American shale basins that currently controls the floor for global oil prices. This has ushered in a new phase of lower oil prices with profound implications for completion technology. As producers pursue longer laterals with higher stage counts and proppant loading, cemented completions have come to dominate the market in the U.S. Challenges in this market are: effective stimulation of the toe section of extended reach laterals, controlling frac length in multi-point entry stimulations and cost-effective strategies for uniform reservoir exploitation. Low cost options for toe subs may conflict with requirements to test casing integrity prior to stimulation, while single point entry ball drop, pump down collet and coil tubing activated sleeves offer control of fracture extent but are costly and multi-point entry systems offer lower cost options but are frequently inefficient in draining resources. Rather than one optimal way to produce all unconventional resources, combinations of these systems are discussed that offer completion engineers the versatility they require to provide cost-effective stimulation in response to varying reservoir and economic conditions.

    Dr. Ian Bryant

    President/CEO, Packers Plus Energy Services Inc

    Dr. Bryant provides leadership to the executive team that is responsible for developing, implementing and managing strategic initiatives at Packers Plus.

    With over 34 years of industry experience, Dr. Bryant worked for both a major operator and a major service company before joining Packers Plus. A central theme to his career has been applying technology to improve both productivity and ultimate recovery from oil, gas and gas-condensate reservoirs. In the past 18 years, he has been intimately involved in developing technologies to improve the efficiency of exploration and exploitation of tight gas, coalbed methane, shale oil and shale gas.

    Dr. Bryant holds B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Earth Sciences from the University of Reading. He is past-chair of the SPE Development Geology and Geophysics Committee and represented Schlumberger on the AAPG Corporate Advisory Board. Dr. Bryant is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers; American Association of Petroleum Geologists; the European Society of Geoscientists and Engineers; and a Fellow of the Geological Society of London. He holds 20 patents and has authored over 50 publications.

    He enjoys outdoor activities in his free time including cycling, hiking, skiing and scuba. He has two grown children, Jonathan and Berenice and he resides with his wife, Lisa in Houston, Texas.

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  • Entrepreneurship in the Oilfield

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.15 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 06/12/2019 at 9:30 AM (EDT)

    This webinar will focus on entrepreneurship in the oilfield, from germinating an idea, to pilot testing, raising capital, and scaling.

    This webinar will focus on entrepreneurship in the oilfield, from germinating an idea, to pilot testing, raising capital, and scaling.

    Omar Abou-Sayed

    CEO, Advantek Waste Management Services

    Mr. Abou-Sayed's experience spans the global energy, chemicals, oilfield services, and clean tech industries. He has worked in a variety of engineering, business, and organization-wide leadership roles within SuperMajor oil companies, blue chip management consulting firms, private equity funds, and venture-backed startups. He currently serves as CEO of Advantek Waste Management Services, a private equity backed industrial waste management company which operates primarily in the oil and gas market. He also acts as President at Advantek International, a global oilfield consulting firm focused on hydraulic fracturing, geomechanics, and data analytics and artificial intelligence applications within oil and gas. Omar began his career at BP, where he held a variety of engineering roles. Omar holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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  • Use of Drones in Mechanical Integrity and Process Safety Assurance

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 06/11/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Anadarko has created an internal drone department called the Aerial and Visual Analytics Team and one of their primary responsibilities is the safe and efficient deployment and management of drones in our theaters of operations around the world. Information will cover the areas of interest for training pilots to conduct safe and productive flights to generate the data our business units need to make better, more timely decisions. This enhanced training program also reduces net risk and effects lower LOE.

    Anadarko has created an internal drone department called the Aerial and Visual Analytics Team and one of their primary responsibilities is the safe and efficient deployment and management of drones in our theaters of operations around the world. Information will cover the areas of interest for training pilots to conduct safe and productive flights to generate the data our business units need to make better, more timely decisions. This enhanced training program also reduces net risk and effects lower LOE.

    Tracy Lamb

    VP of Regulatory and Safety Affairs, AUVSI

    As VP of Regulatory and Safety Affairs for AUVSI, Tracy brings 23 years of experience in commercial flight operations. She has over 7000 flight hours as an International Airline pilot flying the Boeing 737, she is also a Senior Certified Flight Instructor with over 3000 hours of flight instruction delivery and over 1000 hours as a Charter Pilot in the Australian outback and Asia Pacific. She also has over 1100 hours as an international corporate jet pilot, flying the Cessna Citation range of aircraft to remote islands including; Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Nauru, Christmas & Cocas Islands and Indonesia. (her movie star passengers included Mathew McConaughey!). She is also a certified UAS pilot with 5 years of commercial UAS operations flying missions in the Agriculture, Mining, research and industrial plant installation sectors in Australia and in Europe. She was the 109th person to receive an ‘Unmanned Operators Certificate’ in Australia. She has been chased by brown snakes and wild emu’s in this role on several occasions.

    Her post-graduate research has won academic Awards through Griffith University in Aviation Safety, Human Factors, Crew Resource Management, Safety Management Systems and Unmanned Aircraft Systems. She has an MBA in Aviation and continues her research towards a PhD. As an ‘ISO 9000:2008 Lead Auditor’ in her previously role she conducted operational safety audits and inspections on Airlines and Aircraft operators including; helicopter and Unmanned Aircraft Operators and Maintenance Organisations around the world. For 3 years, Tracy was the Global project lead for this organisation, developing Unmanned Inspection Capabilities in the Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, South Africa, Spain, Canada the South America.

    As an appointed industry subject matter expert, Tracy contributes as part of Working Group 7 on the ICAO RPAS Panel, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the Aviation Rule Making Committee (ARC), the FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety Team (UAST), and the ICAO Unmanned Aircraft Systems Advisory Group on Unmanned Traffic Management (UAS AG - UTM).

    Wayne Rodieck

    Manager, Aerial and Visual Analytics Department, Anadarko

    Wayne has been in and around the Oil & Gas business for over 40 years. He spent his childhood in Tyler, Texas working in the family’s steel fabrication business, building natural gas processing equipment. After attending Baylor University where he acquired a Business Degree in Entrepreneurship and Information Systems, Wayne went on to become a landman for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He has spent the last 12 years building spatial data departments at Anadarko and has just recently been appointed as manager of the newly formed Aerial and Visual Analytics department. Wayne and his team of geospatial analysts are turning drones into actionable intelligence gathering business tools. He is a Part 107 FAA certificated commercial pilot with over 400 flight hours flying commercial drones all over the world and the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • Minifrac Analysis: A Comprehensive Overview

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.15 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 06/06/2019 at 9:30 AM (EDT)

    ​Minifrac Tests are also known as: Fracture Diagnostic Tests (FDT), Fracture Calibration Tests (FCT), or Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests (DFIT).

    Minifrac Tests are also known as: Fracture Diagnostic Tests (FDT), Fracture Calibration Tests (FCT), or Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests (DFIT). 

    The objectives of Minifrac Tests differ depending on the permeability of the formation, which dictates the type of test that is appropriate for the analogue treatments: Frac-Pack, Conventional Prop Frac, Acid Frac or Unconventional Frac. The design of the appropriate Minifrac Test also depends on the permeability of the formation; while the aim is to obtain the most information at the least cost, least time, and least formation damage.  The test procedures also differ, that is, we can have a Pump-in Shut-in Test, a Pump-in Flow-back Test, etc.

    Basic analysis techniques include: Linear Plots, Square Root Plots, Log-Log Plots, and G-Function Plots. A major parameter determined is the Closure Pressure, which is used to determine almost all other parameters: Efficiency, Pad size, Net-Pressure, etc. The Rate Step-Down Test analysis determines the three friction components: Pipe, Perforation, and Near-wellbore advanced analysis techniques include Before Closure Analysis, and After Closure Analysis. Besides the Flow regime (Bilinear, Linear, or Radial), other parameters can be determined: Permeability, Fracture Length, Reservoir Pressure, etc.  Step-Up Rate Test, useful for Acid Fracturing, includes the determination of The Fracture Extension Pressure, and the Minimum Horizontal Stress.

    Leon Massaras

    Expert Speaker

    Leon Massaras has over 25 years' experience in all types of oil and gas development projects worldwide. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.  

    Leon is an international authority on hydraulic fracturing of conventional and unconventional reservoirs, including deep HPHT applications with all types of placement techniques, such as Tubing, CTU, Jetting, etc. He has developed innovative analysis techniques (e.g., Enhanced Fracture Entry Friction Analysis, Median Ratio, Inverse Slope, and Screenout Index) Mr. Massaras is also highly experienced in many other types of well services such as Well Cementing, Completions, Formation Damage Remediation, Sandstone Matrix Acidizing, Sand Control, Perforating, Jetting Applications, Acidizing, Nitrogen, CTU, Log Analysis, Production Prediction, Well Testing and Analysis, Wellbore cleanout and Wellbore Repairs. 

    During his long career, Mr. Massaras has worked in all types of geological and geographical environments throughout the world. He has held positions of increasing responsibility at Halliburton, Resources Engineering Systems (RES), SLB NExT, Synergy, Pangea, and Stratagen.  

    Leon is a member of SPE. He has written a number of publications for SPE and related to Hydraulic Fracturing of conventional and unconventional reservoirs, and has been an invited speaker at SPE and other conferences.

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  • IEA Sustainability Scenarios

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.15 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 06/05/2019 at 9:30 AM (EDT)

    ​Scenarios for outlooks of energy demand and supply are important tools for policy makers and the industry to evaluate the impact of policy options on a number of societal development issues. Most of the outlooks incorporate a scenario with current (or announced) policies; they may also include variations, such as sensitivity analysis on exogenous factors (such as economic growth), or more fundamental changes such as strong carbon-reduction measures.

    Scenarios for outlooks of energy demand and supply are important tools for policy makers and the industry to evaluate the impact of policy options on a number of societal development issues. Most of the outlooks incorporate a scenario with current (or announced) policies; they may also include variations, such as sensitivity analysis on exogenous factors (such as economic growth), or more fundamental changes such as strong carbon-reduction measures.

    The current trends of energy demand would lead to continuous greenhouse gas emissions, testing the limits of sustainability. Additionally, meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, that target a major reduction in energy poverty would be very challenging.

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) developed a scenario, named Sustainable Development Scenario (SDS), that would address three major energy-related aspects, namely universal energy access, reduced greenhouse gas emissions that would be compatible with a (less than) 2-degree trajectory, and improvement in air quality. The presentation highlights major implications of the SDS in terms of global energy supply and demand, as well as policy and technology requirements. It also compares the investments requirements compared to current trends, and the implications for the oil and gas industry.

    Kamel Ben-Naceur

    CEO, Nomadia Energy Consulting

    Mr. Ben-Naceur was previously the Chief Economist for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. Prior to that, he was the Director for Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks at the International Energy Agency, where his team was developing long-term energy supply and demand outlooks, including the annual World Energy Outlook and the Energy Technology Perspectives.

    In 2014, he was appointed Tunisia’s Minister for Industry, Energy and Mines, where he launched several initiatives to transform the sectors, including a long-term strategy, the reform of energy subsidies, and a new law for renewable energy.

    From 1981 to 2013, he held key positions in the world’s largest oilfield service company (Schlumberger), including Chief Economist and Technology President. He has more than 37 years of experience and knowledge in the energy and industry sectors around the world in both public and private service, and is the (co-)author of 19 books and over 130 publications.

    He is a graduate from the French Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Normale Superieure. 

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  • Understanding of Asphaltene Precipitation and Deposition

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.1 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 05/30/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    This talk will present different techniques developed to understand the asphaltene behavior and their associated assumptions, limitations and uncertainties.

    After several decades, the understanding of asphaltene precipitation and deposition still remains a problem for the oil industry due to the lack of reliable laboratory tests able to represent the field conditions. This makes the mitigation of asphaltene issues a greater challenge. This talk will present different techniques developed to understand the asphaltene behavior and their associated assumptions, limitations and uncertainties. Additional R&D efforts are required to improve the current state of art of asphaltene knowledge.

    Dr. Doris Gonzalez

    Reservoir Engineer/Fluid Specialist, BP America

    Dr. Doris Gonzalez is a Reservoir Engineer / Fluid Specialist in the Integrated Characterization group in Upstream Technology at BP America in Houston. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in the academia, polymers  and oil industry. She was a Data Quality Manager and Project Engineer at the Schlumberger Reservoir Fluids Laboratory in Houston. Currently, she provides technical advice to different projects in Gulf of Mexico, Middle East, Africa, South America and US unconventional. She is a co-author of several technical papers related to flow assurance, fluid characterization and general reservoir engineering topics.

    Doris is an officer of the AIChE-UEFA forum and member of the SPE. She holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Colombia, MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Rice University.

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