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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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  • Reciprocating Rod Lift (RRL)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits 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), Includes Credits 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.

    CEUs offered.

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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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  • Crude by Rail Car Issues

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/29/2014

    Presented by David N. Friedman

    This presentation will review the findings of the AFPM report. In addition, AFPM will discuss their support of a holistic approach to improving the safe transportation of crude oil by rail. The regulatory process underlying these goals must be data-driven, based upon sound science, subjected to a robust cost-benefit analysis, and developed in a transparent manner involving all stakeholders.


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    David N. FriedmanVice President, Regulatory Affairs
    American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
    Washington, D.C.

    As AFPM’s Regulatory Affairs Vice President, David is responsible for formulating and implementing the refining and petrochemical industries’ environmental, fuels, safety and security missions, including the development of Association policy on Congressional legislation and regulatory matters. Prior to being named Environmental Affairs Director in 2006, David was in charge of directing advocacy activities for the Association’s petrochemical membership, identifying, formulating and communicating industry policy positions to legislative and regulatory policymakers. AFPM’s members include more than 400 companies, including virtually all US refiners and petrochemical manufacturers.

    David joined the organization in 2004 with more than 20 years of industry and trade association experience, most recently as Federal Government Relations Advisor for Exxon Mobil Corporation in Fairfax, Virginia, where he focused on federal issues affecting the refining, lubes and specialties, marketing, pipeline and marine business units. Previously, David represented trade associations for the forest products, railroad and natural gas pipeline industries on environmental, energy, transportation and technology policy matters.

    David received an A.B. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and Masters in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Sponsored by: Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Technical Director

  • Lighting Practices in the Oil and Gas Industry and the Consequences for Safety, Cost and the Nighttime Sky

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 07/29/2014

    Presented by William (Bill) Wren

    In this presentation, Mr. Wren describes some of the ongoing science at this world class facility and why it's important. He will speak about dark sky friendly lighting practices in general, and particular to activities in the oil and gas fields. He will describe the current status of a project to shield lights on a working rig near Midland, and the consequences for safety and visibility for nighttime operations.


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    William (Bill) Wren has been fascinated by the night sky all his life. He studied philosophy and educational psychology at the University of Texas. While working as a crisis counselor in Austin for 12 years, he attended courses in the astronomy department at the university, and was an academic tutor for undergraduate students.

    In 1990, he started work at the observatory and began a search for extragalactic supernovae. He performed the site survey for the HET and worked as its commissioning telescope operator. He also helped design and build several unique telescopes, one of which is wheelchair accessible and dedicated for public use at the observatory’s visitor center.

    Throughout his career at McDonald, he has been involved in protecting our night skies, still a large part of his duties. His greatest satisfaction comes from conveying the wonders of the universe to the many visitors to the observatory.

    0.15 CEUs offered.

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  • MPD Automation and Competency: Meeting Training Challenges for New Technologies

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/23/2014

    Presented by Austin Johnson

    Automation in the drilling industry is challenging conventional thought on how rigs are designed, how wells are drilled, and how the human is involved in the process. Though late rigs and early rigs share the same fundamental physics, new control systems are allowing rigs to push the technical envelope while requiring less operator involvement. While this is beneficial, automation is opening the door for new types of failures due to system complexity and crew latency.


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    Austin Johnson graduated with a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. Austin has focused on analyzing behavior of automated drilling control and optimizing control logic. Most recently, Austin joined Managed Pressure Operations supporting development of deepwater managed pressure drilling systems.

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  • Wellbore Stability—Keeping Wellbores Open

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/16/2014

    Presented by Daniel Moos

    In spite of more than 20 years of advances in the application of geomechanical principles to improve understanding of its causes and improvements in drilling practices to reduce its effects, wellbore instability continues to be perhaps the largest single source of non-productive drilling time. These uncertainties arise largely because of lack of the appropriate rock properties data and information about the magnitudes and orientations of in situ stresses. This talk will briefly review the history of application of geomechanics to wellbore design, will discuss the sources of data required to reduce uncertainties, the ways in which to recognize the causes of instabilities to allow appropriate remediation, and the pros and cons of various models currently in use within the oilfield.


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    Daniel Moos
    Baker Hughes Technology Fellow

    Daniel Moos is one of four Baker Hughes Technology Fellows, jointly responsible for guiding technology development and for advising senior management on company-wide technical issues. He received his BS in Geology from Cornell University and his MS and PhD in Geophysics from Stanford University.

    Following graduation he helped to establish and manage logging services for the Ocean Drilling Program and sailed on several research cruises as a founding member of the Lamont-Doherty Borehole Research Group. He then re-joined the Stanford University Rock and Borehole Geophysics Project, an academic consortium supported by major oil and gas and energy services companies.

    He was a co-founder in 1996 of GeoMechanics International (GMI), which developed and applied geomechanical principles to solve oilfield, geothermal, and geotechnical site characterization problems. After the acquisition of GMI by Baker Hughes in 2008 he assumed the role of GMI Chief Scientist. He was elected a Baker Hughes Technology Fellow at the end of 2010.

    He has published extensively, provided consulting services and developed and taught courses in reservoir geomechanics, served on and co-chaired conference committees and acted as reviewer for professional journals, and holds patents on methods for in situ stress determination, wellbore imaging and acoustics, stimulation design and analysis, and flow properties of fractured reservoirs. He is a member of AAPG, AGU, SEG, SPWLA, EAGE, and ARMA.

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