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  • CSB report on Deepwater Horizon BOP

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/07/2014

    Presented by Stan Christman

    On June 5, 2014, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its report on the Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer. Failures in this last physical barrier preceded the Macondo explosion, fire, and ensuing oil spill. This webinar will discuss analyses contained within the technical appendices that accompanied the CSB report whereby the CSB had access to all three phases of the BOP failure analysis data. Most of the major reports, except Transocean's, were either published before the final third phase was completed or did not have access or address the full set of data. Details that emerged in the third phase of testing are imperative to understand the failure of the BOP to seal the well.

    The webinar discussion will include how the incident unfolded, causes, contributing factors, and lessons to be learned. Additional organizational and operational failures were identified by the CSB and included in the main CSB report (http://www.csb.gov/macondo-blowout-and-explosion/), but are not topics addressed in this webinar.

    Following are the particular subjects:

    • Dynamic flow simulation results and a comparison with real time data (drill pipe pressure, returns flow, hookload)
    • Well integrity failure during the initial displacement for the negative pressure test
    • Negative pressure test interpretation
    • Development of well flow during the final displacement
    • BOP actuations by the crew; failure of the annular and sealing by a pipe ram
    • Buckling of the drill pipe and effective compression technology
    • How off-center buckled pipe prevented the blind shear ram from sealing
    • BOP deadman system problems and likely actuation
    • Possible impacts of friction from a closed pipe ram
    • Blind shear ram shearing capability
    • Use of BOP pressure sensors
    • BOP accumulator capacity


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    Stan Christman
    • Went to the California Institute of Technology, B.S. Chemical Engineering
    • Career with Exxon and ExxonMobil, retired 2003

    Work Experience: 

    Various drilling and production engineering and management assignments, USA Drilling Technology Manager, USA Operations Technology Manager, and Executive Engineering Advisor
    • Post retirement consulting work
    • National Science Foundation: Oversight Committee on the upgrade of the scientific deep ocean drill ship, JOIDES Resolution
    • U.S. Chemical Safety Board: failure analysis of the Macondo Deepwater Horizon Blowout Preventer

    Professional Activities: 

    Drilling Engineering Association, SPE, IADC, API • Co-founder of the Drilling Engineering Association (DEA)
    • 12 SPE and IADC professional papers on a variety of drilling topics, most dealing with offshore floating drilling.
    • SPE: ATCE Production Engineering Program Committee (1985 – 1987), SPE/IADC Drilling Technology Conference Program Committee (1999), ATCE Drilling Technical Committee (1999 – 2001, 2001 Chairman)
    • IADC/OOC Deepwater Well Control Task Force: Steering committee member (1998 – 2000)
    • IADC: Industry Service Award in 1998; Distinguished Service Award in 2003.
    • API: Special Task Group on MODU Structural Inspections (chair); Task Force on EPA Hazardous Waste Regulation Development (RCRA), Specification Task Group on Blowout Preventer Control Systems; Specification Task Group on Drilling Marine Risers

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  • Deepwater Topics

    Contains 6 Component(s), 0.45 credits offered Recorded On: 05/21/2013

    This is group of webinars that cover various topics on Deepwater topics:

    ***To learn more about each individual session, please click on each tab above. When you register, you are automatically registered for each event in the series.***

    This is group of webinars that cover various topics on Deepwater topics:

    Session I: CSB report on Deepwater Horizon BOP

    Session II: New Deepwater Technologies From JPT Young Technology Showcase

    Session III: Deepwater Well Construction Optimization


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    Deepwater Well Construction Optimization

    As our industry moves to new offshore frontiers, with exploration wells being drilled in increasingly deeper waters, this presentation will discuss some of the technical challenges present in such operations, the magnitude of the costs involved, the risks and the need for well-structured planning, operation follow-up and post-drilling analysis. This will include possible risk analysis studies, use of real time data and importance of compliance with safety and environmental standards and regulations. An approach to optimize deepwater drilling operations will be described.

    Speaker

    JC Cunha is Drilling Manager for Ecopetrol America where he is responsible for the company's offshore operations in the GOM and gives support for Ecopetrol offshore operations in South America. Prior to his current position JC was Well Operations Manager for Petrobras America working on the company's ultra-deepwater drilling program in the GOM.

    Previously Dr. Cunha was a professor at the University of Alberta in Canada and before that he held several technical and managerial positions for Petrobras and Petrobras International in projects in South America, the GOM and Africa.

    He has authored more than 50 technical papers and also wrote chapters for two recently published SPE books. JC has a PhD in petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, USA. A past JPT Editorial Committee Chair, JC is currently the co-chair for the SPE Technical Communities Coordinating Committee (TC-CC).

    CSB report on Deepwater Horizon BOP

    On June 5, 2014, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its report on the Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer. Failures in this last physical barrier preceded the Macondo explosion, fire, and ensuing oil spill. This webinar will discuss analyses contained within the technical appendices that accompanied the CSB report whereby the CSB had access to all three phases of the BOP failure analysis data. Most of the major reports, except Transocean's, were either published before the final third phase was completed or did not have access or address the full set of data. Details that emerged in the third phase of testing are imperative to understand the failure of the BOP to seal the well.

    The webinar discussion will include how the incident unfolded, causes, contributing factors, and lessons to be learned. Additional organizational and operational failures were identified by the CSB and included in the main CSB report (http://www.csb.gov/macondo-blowout-and-explosion/), but are not topics addressed in this webinar.

    Following are the particular subjects:

    • Dynamic flow simulation results and a comparison with real time data (drill pipe pressure, returns flow, hookload)
    • Well integrity failure during the initial displacement for the negative pressure test
    • Negative pressure test interpretation
    • Development of well flow during the final displacement
    • BOP actuations by the crew; failure of the annular and sealing by a pipe ram
    • Buckling of the drill pipe and effective compression technology
    • How off-center buckled pipe prevented the blind shear ram from sealing
    • BOP deadman system problems and likely actuation
    • Possible impacts of friction from a closed pipe ram
    • Blind shear ram shearing capability
    • Use of BOP pressure sensors
    • BOP accumulator capacity

    Speaker

    Stan Christman

    Went to the California Institute of Technology, B.S. Chemical Engineering Career with Exxon and ExxonMobil, retired 2003

    Work Experience:

    Various drilling and production engineering and management assignments, USA Drilling Technology Manager, USA Operations Technology Manager, and Executive Engineering Advisor

    Post retirement consulting work National Science Foundation: Oversight Committee on the upgrade of the scientific deep ocean drill ship, JOIDES Resolution U.S. Chemical Safety Board: failure analysis of the Macondo Deepwater Horizon Blowout Preventer

    Professional Activities:

    Drilling Engineering Association, SPE, IADC, API • Co-founder of the Drilling Engineering Association (DEA)

    12 SPE and IADC professional papers on a variety of drilling topics, most dealing with offshore floating drilling. SPE: ATCE Production Engineering Program Committee (1985 – 1987), SPE/IADC Drilling Technology Conference Program Committee (1999), ATCE Drilling Technical Committee (1999 – 2001, 2001 Chairman) IADC/OOC Deepwater Well Control Task Force: Steering committee member (1998 – 2000) IADC: Industry Service Award in 1998; Distinguished Service Award in 2003. API: Special Task Group on MODU Structural Inspections (chair); Task Force on EPA Hazardous Waste Regulation Development (RCRA), Specification Task Group on Blowout Preventer Control Systems; Specification Task Group on Drilling Marine Risers

    New Deepwater Technologies From JPT Young Technology Showcase

    This webinar event is mini-panel of young technologies deployed in deepwater which have been featured in JPT under the Young Technology Showcase series. It will feature a short keynote addressing the importance of new technology for present and future deepwater developments, followed by two presentations on Young Technologies.

    The two presentations include:

    1. A new Managed Pressure

    Drilling (MPD) technique called EC-Drill for use on floating drilling vessels.

    2. Today's oilfields are continuously increasing in complexity, risk and cost. Because of these constraints, the gathering of reservoir surveillance data with permanently installed sensors or production logging tools (PLT) may often be cost-prohibitive or technically unfeasible.

    Speaker

    Art J. Schroeder Jr.
    Manager for DeepStar® Deepwater Research Consortium

    Art has over 25 years experience in operations, engineering, construction, strategy development, and crisis management. He is currently providing consultancy services to DeepStar, a Chevron managed 80+ member consortium focused on collaborative space, deepwater technology identification and development. He sits on several corporate, professional, and civic boards and has published numerous technical papers

    Art was graduated from Georgia Tech with both a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Environmental Engineering, and from the University of Houston with an MBA, major in Finance and International Business. He has also completed several post graduate certificate programs.

    James Dech
    Senior Drilling Engineer, AGR Subsea

    James A. Dech has over 34 years in the upstream oil industry with nearly 27 years in the development and evaluation of the application of new technologies. He is currently a Senior Project Engineer for AGR Enhanced Drilling providing engineering, technical, and software support for the development of the new MPD (Managed Pressure Drilling) system they are developing.

    Prior to joining AGR, he worked in a similar capacity with Ocean Riser System and was an international consultant working for companies primarily in Mexico and Norway. He also worked was a Vice President for 6 years for Maurer Engineering and 12 years for Atlantic Richfield Company where he was involved with the initial development and field testing of the medium-radius horizontal drilling systems and participated in several horizontal drilling projects around the world. He has a BSPE from Marietta College, Ohio in 1979.

    Brock Williams
    General Manager RESMAN USA

    Brock Williams joined RESMAN as General Manager for RESMAN's North American operations in 2010. Prior to RESMAN, Brock spent 28 years working for BP in a variety of positions in Lafayette, Louisiana; Aberdeen, Scotland; Anchorage, Alaska and Houston, Texas. Brock's last assignment in BP was Intelligent Wells Project Manager where he worked with technology providers to develop reservoir surveillance technologies

  • Reservoir Surveillance of Mature Floods Using Streamline-based Workflows

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.15 credits offered Recorded On: 10/02/2014

    Presented by Dr. Rod Batycky

    Streamline-based flow simulation has traditionally been viewed as a modeling approach that is complementary to other flow simulation methods. However, streamlines are also ideally suited to the much more common application of reservoir surveillance of mature floods. Because the streamline paths themselves yield well drainage regions and well-pair allocation factors, engineers can reduce complex production data down to the pattern level in a robust and physics-based manner.

    This webinar will begin with some fundamentals of streamline simulation and surveillance. We will also discuss the minimum amount of data needed to build a surveillance model and how to interpret novel streamline-based surveillance metrics. Lastly, we will show that by knowing well-pair connections and pattern efficiencies, this provides the basis of a simple flood optimization via updated well rate targets.


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    Dr. Rod Batycky is an expert in reservoir simulation with nearly 20 years of experience in reservoir engineering, flow simulation, and software development. He is a cofounder of Streamsim Technologies, Inc., which was founded in 1997 based on successful research he was involved with while at Stanford University. Today, Streamsim is the industry leader in streamline-based reservoir simulation and streamline-based engineering workflows for oilfield management. Dr. Batycky continues to be involved in development of new software workflows, engineering consulting projects, lectures, and training. He has worked first-hand on projects ranging from reservoir surveillance of mature fields, to full-field simulations of CO2, WAG, and polymer flooding for some of the largest fields in the world.

    Dr. Batycky received MSc and Ph.D. degrees in petroleum engineering from Stanford University, during which time he was also awarded SPE’s Cedrick K. Ferguson Medal. Previously he worked as a reservoir engineer with Shell Canada on a variety of projects including naturally fractured gas fields, mature waterflood revitalization, and source rock production. Prior to Shell Canada, he obtained a BSc in chemical engineering from the U. of Calgary. He is currently an associate editor for SPE-JCPT, a member of SPE, a registered P.Eng. with APEGA, and an author or co-author of several publications within the reservoir simulation community.

    0.15 CEUs offered.

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  • Introduction to Integrated Production Modeling and Case Studies

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/24/2014

    Presented by Dr. Luigi Saputelli

    The main objectives of modeling flows of production fluids in wells, pipelines and risers are: to predict the pressure drops, the phase distributions, the potential for unsteady phase delivery (commonly referred to as slugging) and the thermal characteristics of the system. The key point from Integrated Production Modeling is that we eliminate fix boundary conditions as we can from the interconnected components, e.g. we don't control by a fix rate, a fixed BHP, or fixed THP, but through a common sink constraint and other boundary conditions are dynamically calculated.


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    Dr. Luigi Saputelli is a petroleum engineer with 24 years’ experience in reservoir engineering, field development, production engineering, drilling engineering, production operations and oilfield automation projects. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering (2003) from the University of Houston, a M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering (1996) from Imperial College, London, and a B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering (1990) from Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela

    Luigi worked as senior advisor in the North Kuwait Sabriyah-Mauddud, SEK Burgan GC01 and WK Minagish Oolite Kuwait Oil Company Digital Oil field efforts (2012-2014), Production Engineering Senior Advisor in Hess Corporation (2009-2012), Halliburton (2003-2009) where he acted as technical lead of various major projects such as Petrobras Barracuda-Caratinga fields Real Time Operations project (2005-2006), KOC KwIDF Digital Oilfield projects (2012-2014), PDVSA integrated modeling and field exploitation plans for Carito and Orocual fields (2006-2007); he later acted as Production Operations Regional Practice Manager and Field Development Global Practice Manager for Halliburton. He also worked in PDVSA E&P (1990-2001) and acted as a well planning senior advisor, production technologist, reservoir modeling and simulation engineer.

    He has worked in several countries such as Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, England, Scotland and USA. He is an industry recognized researcher, lecturer, SPE Liaison and member of various SPE committees.

    He has published more than 60 industry papers and three patents on applied technologies for reservoir management, real time optimization and production operations.

    He is currently the President of Frontender Corporation and is currently engaged in various Digital Oilfield implementations around the world.

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  • EPA Subpart Quad O - Opportunities, Technologies and Solutions for Vent Gas Management in Upstream Oil and Gas Operations

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/23/2014

    Presented by Mr. Voorhis, Ms. Audrey Mascarenhas

    A new federal air quality rule governing midstream and upstream activity is in effect. The rule, also known by its more formal citation 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart OOOO, or 'New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) Subpart Quad O' contains new regulations and revisions to existing statutes. This rule will have a major impact on how the Oil and Gas industry has been operating regarding waste gas emissions.


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    Mr. Voorhis joined HY-BON ENGINEERING in 2012 and has been using his oil and gas permit expertise to overcome regulatory barriers. In May 1990, Mr. Voorhis joined the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, where he provided engineering and technical assistance on pollution prevention in the United States and Mexico. In these diverse functions, he has applied the principles of Environmental Management Systems and ISO 14000 to a number of customer/supplier interactions. He has successfully provided technology to many pollution prevention and environmentally conscious projects, resulting in over 250 million dollars a year in savings. He has extensive background in design, installation, start-up and troubleshooting of environmental control systems as well as commercialization of new processes and technology. His experience includes on-site industrial pollution prevention assessments, pollution prevention training, and expertise in overcoming regulatory barriers.

    Jeffrey Lee Voorhis obtained the degree of Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Kingsville Texas A & M University in 1983. Mr. Voorhis is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas and has 10 years of private sector engineering experience in the petroleum industry, including work for the Texas Railroad Commission. He has many publications including preparation of Texas Pollution Prevention Assessment Manual and Case Studies of Source Reduction and Waste Minimization by Texas Industries. He has served on FOSTTA and many EPA committees. He is also project leader for TSCA, PPIS, RCRA, Galveston Bay, and NICE3 grants. Mr. Voorhis is also a Registrar Accreditation Board Environmental Management Systems Lead Auditor for ISO 14000. He is first certified EMS Lead Auditor in state service. Mr. Voorhis was named was TCEQ employee of the Year in Pollution Prevention in 2005.

    Ms. Audrey Mascarenhas is currently the President and CEO of Questor Technology Inc. (Questor) an international environmental oil field service company focused on clean air technologies. Questor designs and manufactures high efficiency waste gas incinerators that destroy noxious or toxic hydrocarbon gases ensuring regulatory compliance, environmental protection, a maintaining of public confidence and reducing operating costs for our clients. Audrey joined Questor in 1999. Prior to this, Audrey held various technical, business and management positions during a 17-year tenure with Gulf Canada Resources Ltd., presently Conoco-Phillips. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto in Chemical Engineering and holds a Masters Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary.

    Audrey has had the opportunity to share her passion for the environment and the search for solutions to air quality with other audiences, notably at the ‘World Petroleum Congress ’ in Johannesburg, ‘World Bank global gas flaring forum ’ in Amsterdam and ‘Eco Expo Asia’ in Hong Kong. Audrey served as a distinguished lecturer with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) for 2010-2011. Audrey is a member of the Schulich Industry Advisory Council which provides general strategic advice to the Dean of Engineering at the University of Calgary. She currently is a member of the Alberta Government Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Export Council providing strategic advice to the Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations.

    Ms. Mascarenhas was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Prairies Award for the Cleantech and Environmental Services category. She was also selected by the national judging panel to receive a special citation in honour of Values-Based Innovation. Audrey was chosen by Business in Calgary as a 2014 Leader of Tomorrow.

    Audrey is active in her community, is President of the Calgary Freeriderz freestyle ski club, serves on the Board of Alberta Freestyle Ski Association (AFSA) and served as a Scout leader and coach for a variety of sport teams in which her children were involved. As an avid skier and hiker, her love of the outdoors and commitment to the environment is ever present.

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  • Reciprocating Rod Lift (RRL)

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.15 credits offered Recorded On: 09/23/2014

    Presented by Rajan Chokshi, Bill Lane

    This is the second webinar in the series and will introduce participants to what, why and how of the artificial lift space. Webinars two through seven will present one form of artificial lift method with basic discussion on its components and application envelope. Final webinar will be on production optimization with artificial lift, digital oil field implementation examples. Animations and questions will be introduced for audience engagement and participation.

    Webinar 1: Introduction to Artificial Lift Aug 27 '14
    Webinar 2: Reciprocating Rod Lift (RRL) Sep 23 '14
    Webinar 3: Gas-Lift Oct 21 '14
    Webinar 4: Progressing Cavity Pumping (PCP) Nov 19 '14
    Webinar 5: Electrical Submersible Pumping (ESP) Dec 16 '14
    Webinar 6: Hydraulic Lift: Jet Pump & Piston Pump Jan 13 '15
    Webinar 7: Plunger Lift and Capillary Deliquification Feb 10 '15
    Webinar 8: Production Optimization for Artificial Lift Mar 3 '15


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    JRajan Chokshi works for Weatherford International as Director of training and business development for artificial lift and production optimization systems in Houston. In a career spanning over 30 years, Rajan has worked on many petroleum and software engineering projects globally in the areas of multi-phase flow, artificial lift design, and production optimization. He continues to teach professional courses in these areas. His interests are developing and nurturing young talent globally, technology integration and commercialization. Rajan holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the IIT-Kanpur, India, and a Ph.D. in Petroleum from the University of Tulsa, USA.

    Bill Lane is Vice President of Emerging Technologies for Weatherford Artificial Lift Systems and a member of the Weatherford Unconventional Resources Team. He has been with Weatherford and the former EVI for 19 years in various executive positions including vice presidential positions over the Progressing Cavity Pump Business Unit, the Elastomers Business Unit, Artificial Lift Systems Engineering, Compression Equipment, and Completion Equipment. Before joining Weatherford in 1994, Lane managed various engineering and manufacturing operations in the U.S. and internationally for Halliburton Energy Services. In 2003 he was the recipient of a Harts E&P Special Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Mechanical Engineering Design, both from the University of Texas at Arlington. Lane has 37 years of experience in the O&G industry.

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  • Troubleshooting Separation Challenges Using Online Diagnostics

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/10/2014

    Presented by Andrew Shaw

    This event will cover the following:

    • How to use Gamma scanning and Tracer technology to diagnose operating problems.
    • Verify real time process conditions and enhance process performance.
    • Verification of design parameters by understanding what is actually happening in the process.


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    Andrew Shaw
    Commercial Manager
    Tracerco
    Andrew has over 10 years’ experience working for Tracerco as process diagnostics engineer and project manager, mainly focusing on oil and gas processing and separation offshore and onshore. He has worked on troubleshooting process issues all over the world and worked for major companies such as BP, Shell, ConocoPhillips and Statoil. His main area of expertise is in the field of process diagnostics using radioisotope technology.

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  • Introduction to Artificial Lift

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.15 credits offered Recorded On: 08/27/2014

    This is the first webinar in the series and will introduce participants to what, why and how of the artificial lift space. Presented by Rajan Chokshi, Bill Lane

    This is the first webinar in the series and will introduce participants to what, why and how of the artificial lift space. Webinars two through seven will present one form of artificial lift method with basic discussion on its components and application envelope. Final webinar will be on production optimization with artificial lift, digital oil field implementation examples. Animations and questions will be introduced for audience engagement and participation.

    Webinar 1: Introduction to Artificial Lift Aug 27 '14
    Webinar 2: Reciprocating Rod Lift (RRL) Sep 23 '14
    Webinar 3: Gas-Lift Oct 21 '14
    Webinar 4: Progressing Cavity Pumping (PCP) Nov 19 '14
    Webinar 5: Electrical Submersible Pumping (ESP) Dec 16 '14
    Webinar 6: Hydraulic Lift: Jet Pump & Piston Pump Jan 13 '15
    Webinar 7: Plunger Lift and Capillary Deliquification Feb 10 '15
    Webinar 8: Production Optimization for Artificial Lift Mar 3 '15


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    JRajan Chokshi works for Weatherford International as Director of training and business development for artificial lift and production optimization systems in Houston. In a career spanning over 30 years, Rajan has worked on many petroleum and software engineering projects globally in the areas of multi-phase flow, artificial lift design, and production optimization. He continues to teach professional courses in these areas. His interests are developing and nurturing young talent globally, technology integration and commercialization. Rajan holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the IIT-Kanpur, India, and a Ph.D. in Petroleum from the University of Tulsa, USA.


    Bill Lane is Vice President of Emerging Technologies for Weatherford Artificial Lift Systems and a member of the Weatherford Unconventional Resources Team. He has been with Weatherford and the former EVI for 19 years in various executive positions including vice presidential positions over the Progressing Cavity Pump Business Unit, the Elastomers Business Unit, Artificial Lift Systems Engineering, Compression Equipment, and Completion Equipment. Before joining Weatherford in 1994, Lane managed various engineering and manufacturing operations in the U.S. and internationally for Halliburton Energy Services. In 2003 he was the recipient of a Harts E&P Special Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Mechanical Engineering Design, both from the University of Texas at Arlington. Lane has 37 years of experience in the O&G industry.

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  • HSSE-SR: Major Capital Projects – Increasing Safety Assurance in Construction, Load out, Transportation, Installation, Hookup and Commissioning

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/21/2014

    Presented by Steve Frampton

    The challenges and opportunities facing Operators planning major capital projects (MCPs) in today's oil and gas environment include turnkey contracting strategies, global supply chains, evolving technologies, increasingly stringent regulations, competition for scarce resources, and inflationary pressures, to name but a few. These factors have the potential to impact personal and process safety performance, directly or indirectly, throughout the project's lifecycle. The implementation of a formal, stage gate project management system and decision quality process is critical to alleviating the project risks, assuring Operational Excellence, and improving the constructability, operability and maintainability of the future asset.


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    Steve Frampton is Construction and Commissioning Manager for Marathon Oil’s Global Projects Organization. His work experience spans over 30 years in international offshore developments and production operations. Steve joined Marathon Oil in 1981 and supported the design, engineering, construction, offshore hookup and commissioning of the three Brae North Sea platform complex (5 years each), enabling an initial production rate of around 100k BOPD from each platform.

    From the North Sea, Steve joined the design team in Houston for the Sakhalin 2 project (100kBPD) before relocating to South Korea for the construction and onshore commissioning phase. Steve eventually served as the Offshore Installation Manager on Sakhalin 2. Steve’s next project in Equatorial Guinea involved the management of construction activities of the Marathon Equatorial Guinea Production Ltd (MEGPL) onshore gas facility (950MMSCFD/70kBPD) on Bioko Island in Malabo. At the end of the construction phase, he stayed with the project becoming the Operations Superintendent. In 2006, Steve relocated to Gabon as Operations Manager for Marathon‘s Tchatamba offshore assets. In 2010, he joined the Marathon Norway Operations group for a short time before moving back to Houston. The last four years has seen Steve work on new projects for Kurdistan and Equatorial Guinea. His current assignment is the new Alba Compression Platform (950MMCFD), offshore Bioko Island which will be field-commissioned in 2016.

    Steve graduated with a BSc. (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering from Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry and completed an indentured apprenticeship with Rolls Royce Limited (Aero division) in the UK.

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  • Pitfalls in HPHT Completion Design and Planning

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/19/2014

    Presented by Tom Freeman

    This webinar will be about the pitfalls, problems, and lessons learned encountered in planning an extra-HPHT completion. The well is an exploratory land well located in south Louisiana. The completion interval is a sandstone below 23,000', 18.7 ppg environment, maximum anticipated surface pressure is 19,300 psi, bottom hole temperature is 395°F, and H2S and CO2 are anticipated.


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    Tom Freeman is a native of New Orleans and graduated from LSU in 1979 with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. He has spent his 34 year career working for Chevron in a variety of assignments primarily in the Gulf of Mexico including drilling, production, reservoir, business planning, Completion Engineer, Operations Supervisor, Cased Hole Superintendent, and Completion Technology. Tom is currently the Ultra-Deep Gas Completion Engineering Team Lead looking at completion designs and technology for wells potentially completed up to 30,000’ deep and 500°F.

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