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  • PFC: Improving Business Decision Making to Improve Asset Development Economics

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/13/2014

    Incredibly the average E&P asset development over the past 15 years has had a generally dismal outcome and has delivered only 60% of the value (NPV) that it promised at sanction. Due to the increasing technical complexity and to some extent the demographics of the industry – both ours and our supply chain providers in EPC industry – we find ourselves unable to make consistent and robust profits on new field developments. This presentation looks at recent records of delivering E&P asset developments and their performance.

    You may not have made it to the presentation 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 as he spoke live and watch the slides broadcast from the presentation without leaving your desk...all for FREE.

    Incredibly the average E&P asset development over the past 15 years has had a generally dismal outcome and has delivered only 60% of the value (NPV) that it promised at sanction. Due to the increasing technical complexity and to some extent the demographics of the industry – both ours and our supply chain providers in EPC industry – we find ourselves unable to make consistent and robust profits on new field developments. The world of E&P developments is seriously challenged and if we do not change, things are likely to get much worse.

    This presentation looks at recent records of delivering E&P asset developments and their performance. We will assess how we have chased volume over value. We will then investigate what are symptoms of the problem – chasing the wrong value levers and in turn destroying production and reserves recovery. We will discuss issues such as speed over value, portfolio management in today's context and whether the state of our EPC supply chain helps or hurts our projects. However, we will focus our attention on what we believe to be the real root cause of our performance and the changes needed in our approach.

    E&P asset delivery takes a great deal of cross-functional work and cooperation and that is not being delivered. We will end the talk by discussing a possible solution – creating business accountability in the form of an Asset Development Manager – a Chief Integrator if you will – who is actually responsible for integrating this complex puzzle and delivering barrels.


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    Neeraj Nandurdikar

    Director, Independent Project Analysis, Inc

    Mr. Nandurdikar is Director of the Exploration and Production (E&P) practice at Independent Project Analysis, Inc. Neeraj provides strategic direction and oversees the global practice including customer relations, intellectual property development, research, and project consulting services. Neeraj has spent the past 15 years in an advisory role working with the EVPs, VPs, heads of projects, and functional leaders of more than 30 different O&G operators and service providers around the world helping them design, build, and optimize their organizations and project delivery systems to adapt to the ever-changing project environment.

    Neeraj has authored several papers published in Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), delivered keynote addresses, and served as a committee member for several SPE workshops and conferences. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for SPE's Economics & Management journal.

    Neeraj holds an M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Tulsa and an MBA from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Research Fellowship Award winners – Part 1: Fracturing Fluids, Improved Hydrocarbon Estimation and Role of Microfractures on Hydraulic Fracturing

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/07/2014

    In November 2012, SPE named the six inaugural winners of the SPE Research Fellowship Award. The award provides initial seed funding to new faculty for creative research ideas and enables them to secure initial research funding to establish their network and credibility with the industry, in their field of study. It is also directed at developing and retaining faculty. This webinar will be the first of two webinars, presenting the findings of three of the six award winners: Reza Barati, Zoya Heidari and A. Dahi-Teleghanii.

    In November 2012, SPE named the six inaugural winners of the SPE Research Fellowship Award. The award provides initial seed funding to new faculty for creative research ideas and enables them to secure initial research funding to establish their network and credibility with the industry, in their field of study. It is also directed at developing and retaining faculty.

    This webinar will be the first of two webinars, presenting the findings of three of the six award winners: Reza Barati, Zoya Heidari and A. Dahi-Teleghanii.


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    Reza Barati

    PhD, University of Kansas

    Reza Barati earned his PhD at the University of Kansas. He worked for the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) at the University of Wyoming before joining KU. His research interests include oilfield nanoparticles, characterization and simulation of conventional and tight shale reservoirs, hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling of unconventional shale plays, enhanced waterflooding through modification of injection-brine and CO2 Mobility and conformance control.

    Arash Dahi-Taleghani

    Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University

    Arash Dahi-Taleghani is an assistant professor in the department of Petroleum Engineering at the Louisiana State University (LSU). He is conducting research on geomechanical aspects of underground blowout, zonal fractures at injector wells, mechanistic modeling of hydraulic fractures, microseismicity and geothermal engineering. Arash has a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and is a registered engineer in the state of Texas. He earned his BS in Civil engineering and MS in Structural mechanics and material both from Sharif University of Technology.

    ​Zoya Heidari

    Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University

    Zoya Heidari is an assistant professor at the Petroleum Engineering Department of Texas A&M University and is the Chevron Corporation Faculty Fellow in Petroleum Engineering. She received a Ph.D. (2011) in petroleum engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Zoya is the founder and the director of the Texas A&M Joint Industry Research Program on “Multi-Scale Formation Evaluation of Unconventional and Carbonate Reservoirs”. She is also one of the recipients of 2012 SPE Petroleum Engineering Junior Faculty Research Initiation Award to develop her research program on formation evaluation of unconventional reservoirs. Before joining Texas A&M University, Zoya worked with the Formation Evaluation Research Group at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include petrophysics, well-log interpretation, borehole geophysics, inverse problems, rock physics, and reservoir characterization of unconventional and carbonate formations.

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  • Deepwater Topics

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/21/2013

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

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    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

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  • Shale Asset Management via Advanced Data-Driven and Predictive Analytics

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/12/2013

    Advanced Data-Driven Analytics provides much needed insight into hydraulic fracturing practices in Shale. Presented by Shahab D. Mohaghegh

    Advanced Data-Driven Analytics provides much needed insight into hydraulic fracturing practices in Shale. Unlike analytical and numerical modeling that are based on “Soft Data", Advanced Data-Driven Analytics incorporates “Hard Data". “Hard Data" refers to field measurements (facts) such as drilling information, well logs (Gamma ray, density, sonic, etc.), fluid type and amount, proppant type, amount and concentration, ISIP, breakdown and closure pressures, and rates, while “Soft Data" refers to variables that are interpreted, estimated or guessed (and never measured), such as hydraulic fracture half length, height, width and conductivity or the extent of the Stimulated Reservoir Volume (SRV).


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    Shahab Mohaghegh

    WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY & INTELLIGENT SOLUTIONS, INC.

    Shahab D. Mohaghegh, a pioneer in the application of Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining in the Exploration and Production industry, is the president and CEO of Intelligent Solutions, Inc. (ISI) and Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at West Virginia University. He holds B.S., MS, and PhD degrees in petroleum and natural gas engineering

    He has authored more than 150 technical papers and carried out more than 50 projects for NOCs and IOCs. He is a SPE Distinguished Lecturer and has been featured, four times, in the Distinguished Author Series of SPE's Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT). He is the founder of SPE's Petroleum Data-Driven Analytics Technical Section that focuses on the application of AI and data mining in the upstream. He has been honored by the U.S. Secretary of Energy for his technical contribution in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon (Macondo) incident in the Gulf of Mexico and was a member of U.S. Secretary of Energy's Technical Advisory Committee on Unconventional Resources (2008-2014). He represents the United States in the International Standard Organization (ISO) on Carbon Capture and Storage.

    Shahab D. Mohaghegh is the president and CEO of Intelligent Solutions, Inc. (ISI) and Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at West Virginia University. A pioneer in the application of Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining in the Exploration and Production industry, he holds B.S., MS, and PhD degrees in petroleum and natural gas engineering.

    He has authored more than 150 technical papers and carried out more than 50 projects many of them with major international companies. He is a SPE Distinguished Lecturer and has been featured in the Distinguished Author Series of SPE’s Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT) four times. He is the program chair of Petroleum Data-Driven Analytics, SPE’s Technical Section dedicated to data mining. He has been honored by the U.S. Secretary of Energy for his technical contribution in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon (Macondo) incident in the Gulf of Mexico and is a member of U.S. Secretary of Energy’s Technical Advisory Committee on Unconventional Resources. Shahab is the designated U.S. liaison (WG4) representing the Unites States in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for CO2 capture and storage.

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  • Defoaming Additives in Horizontal Multiphase Flow – Impact on Flow Regime and Separations

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/15/2013

    Presented by Professor Omar K. Matar

    The Effect of Surfactant on Stratified and Stratifying Gas-Liquid Flows

    The inlet conditions of the fluids entering a separation vessel have a significant impact on the performance of the separator. In this webinar we consider the dynamics of a stratified/stratifying gas-liquid flow in horizontal tubes.


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    Professor Omar K. Matar

    Prof. O. K. Matar (OKM) is an Exxon-Mobil Fellow and Professor of Fluid Mechanics in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London. OKM’s current research interests are in the area of multiphase flows with applications in oil-and-gas flow-assurance, crude-oil processing, enhanced oil recovery, process intensification, coating flow technology, and manufacturing. OKM has recently been invited to review the field of thin films in Rev. Mod. Phys. (impact factor 51).

    OKM is the current coordinator of the Fluid Mechanics Focus Area at Imperial and has received £11M funding (£8M as Principal Investigator) from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK. OKM is the director of the Transient Multiphase Flow consortium, which comprises a number of oil-and-gas operators (inc. BP, Chevron, Petrobras, Statoil, TOTAL), design- and software-houses. The research council and industrial funding has been used to study phase inversion in concentrated emulsions, flows over rapidly rotating discs (reactors), nonlinear bubble sound interactions, fouling in heat exchangers in crude oil distillation units, dynamics of liquids spreading on compliant substrates, multiphase flow in large-diameter pipes, advanced experimental and numerical methods for the prediction of complex vapour liquid annular flows, and interfacial behaviour in stratified and stratifying annular flows. OKM is also the director of the EPSRC Programme Grant (£5M), MEMPHIS, to produce the next-generation predictive tools for multiphase flows.

    OKM has co-authored 130 articles in prestigious journals and has an h-index of 26. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Multiphase Science and Technology, an Associate Executive Editor of Journal of Engineering Mathematics, and on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Multiphase Flow.

    Projects, Facilities, and Construction Discipline Web Pagehttp://www.spe.org/disciplines/pfc/

    Separations Technology Technical Section Homepagehttp://connect.spe.org/SeparationsTechnology/Home/

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  • MPD and UBD Webinars

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/26/2013

    Webinars on MPD and UBD

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    Session I: Managed Pressure Drilling

    Session II: Dual Gradient Drilling - 101


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    Managed Pressure Drilling includes pressure control methods and technologies tailored to drill previously un-drillable wells and reduce non-productive time in challenging wells such as HPHT, brown field redevelopment projects and exploratory wells. Current methods, technologies and recent improvements will be discussed.

    Speaker

    Don Reitsma, Schlumberger

    Mr. Reitsma, a leading expert in the design and delivery of automated managed pressure drilling systems, is currently vice president, engineering, of the Schlumberger At Balance Service, which initially began with Shell International E&P in The Netherlands.
    Mr. Reitsma holds a masters degree in petroleum engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and has more than 30 years of worldwide upstream industry experience in drilling, completions, workovers, and production with E&Ps, NOCs, and major service providers in both engineering and operations. For the past 10 years, he has focused primarily on developing and delivering automated bottomhole pressure control and automated kick detection systems and contributing to industry acceptance of these systems through participation in SPE and IADC. Mr. Reitsma also holds numerous patents and has written and co-written various technical papers and articles on this subject.

    This Webinar covers the subject of Dual Gradient Drilling, and starts with an explanation of pore and fracture pressure gradients and their importance in the drilling process, moves on to discuss past and present work on different methods of dual gradient drilling, and a discussion on well control as it related to Dual Gradient Drilling.

    Speaker

    H. Cohen, R & D Technology Manager

    John H. Cohen has worked in research and development in the oil industry since his graduation from the Colorado School Mines in Golden, Colorado. His degree in Mineral Engineering Physics has given him a unique view and allowed him to work on a variety of different projects over the past 38 years.

    Mr. Cohen has significant experience in developing and improving down hole tools including; roller cone and PDC drill bits, turbo drills, mud motors, turbine generators, MWD tools, rig instrumentation, and rotary steerable tools. He has also worked on subsea equipment including; riser design, collet connectors, and subsea pumping systems.

    Mr. Cohen was director of The Drilling Research Center, where he developed methods and apparatus for testing oil field equipment, down hole tools and drilling concepts. Included among these was the testing of fluids for a unique method of dual gradient drilling. This interest in new technology and dual gradient drilling continues today with work on subsea pumps and concepts for dual gradient and riserless drilling. Based on his work in developing new equipment Mr. Cohen has authored many papers, and holds several patents. He is former Chairman of the IADC Dual Gradient Drilling Subcommittee, where he works to encourage the development of this new technology.

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  • Petroleum Reserves Estimates – Where we Have Been, Where we Are and Where we Appear to be Headed

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/14/2013

    Presented by Ron Harrell

    This presentation clarifies what the term “oil and gas reserves and resources means in several contexts. All reserves estimates must be based on a sound understanding of the prevailing definitions and the value of adequate high-quality data. Trained, ethical and independent reserves evaluators must interpret and present these estimates. The term “independent" should apply to internal reserves staff as well as third-party reserves evaluators.

    This presentation will describe ongoing efforts by the sponsors of the Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS) issued in 2007 to engage evaluators worldwide to begin to explore evolutionary modifications to the PRMS embracing geological appraisal and technological advances since 2007. Included also will be a listing of many countries and stock exchanges adopting all or part of the PRMS for their regulatory reporting and governance.


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    Ron Harrell is Chairman Emeritus at Ryder Scott Company LP, He joined the firm in 1968 and retired in 2006.. Mr. Harrell has managed reservoir engineering and geological studies worldwide, including property evaluations for acquisitions and divestitures, financing, and reservoir management. He graduated magna cum laude with a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana Tech University.

    At various national and international conferences and in numerous other venues, Mr. Harrell has delivered hundreds of presentations related to oil and gas appraisals, reserves definitions and classifications as well.


    He has led the way in exploring emerging issues on reserve reporting requirements with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Harrell is a past chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Oil and Gas Reserves Committee (OGRC). He chaired the four Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers forums that addressed SEC interpretive positions on petroleum reserves definitions. Mr. Harrell is a member of SPE, SPEE, API Houston Chapter and TIPRO as well as a licensed professional engineer in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. He continues his activities on the OGRC as SPEE”s designated observer.

    He serves on several industry boards including two universities, two not-for-profits and as a Senior Advisor for three privately-held organizations involved in petroleum exploration and development, investment management and private capital placement.

    Mr. Harrell was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the 2007-08 lecture season. He delivered 34 presentations in 17 countries during his tour.

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