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  • Simultaneous Stimulation Of Multi-Well Pads Using Multi-Zone Stimulation Technology

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/23/2012

    Presented by Randy C. Tolman

    The Distinguished Lecturer Program Presents:

    This presentation will describe the background leading to the conception and development of novel reservoir stimulation technologies, reveal lessons learned and refinements in their deployment, and disclose information on field implementation and economic impact.

    Take-away: Performing numerous stimulation treatments selectively, rapidly and in a cost-efficient way is essential to the economic viability of exploiting thick and multi-layer low permeability reservoirs.


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    Randy C. Tolman was project coordinator for ExxonMobil’s Piceance Development Project
    located in western Colorado. As a native of the Rocky Mountains, he joined Exxon’s Oklahoma City District in 1982 with primary responsibilities for on site supervision of completion operations in the Rockies. In 1985 he joined the start up team for Exxon’s LaBarge Project as first line supervisor. 1988-94 was spent in West Texas working secondary and CO2 flood oil recovery operations. He subsequently returned to Exxon’s LaBarge project in 1994 as Sr. Field Supt., and in 1999 began working with Exxon’s Upstream Research Company, assisting in development of the technology he will be presenting. He is listed as the Lead Inventor for 7 of the patents covering Multi Zone Stimulation Technology. In 2001 he transferred to Houston, Texas to work full time on tight gas sand development in ExxonMobil’s Production Dept. technology. He retired June 2010 from ExxonMobil and now runs a private consulting service.

    Randy was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the 2010-11 lecture season.

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  • New Options for Produced Water Treatment and Re-Use in Gas/Oil Shale Fracturing

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/25/2012

    Presented by David Burnet

    The advent of multi-stage high volume fracturing of gas and oil shales has brought about the need to reuse frac flow back and produced brine for subsequent well drilling and completion operations. To meet this need, advanced water treatment technology is being developed and implemented in numerous projects in the U.S. and Canada. Along with the new field practices is coming the need to find more affordable and more rapid analytic techniques to monitor these processes.


    This web event covers the rapid onset of various techniques to manage produced water in unconventional development. We focus on first the need to reduce the water footprint of drilling and completion and then describe some of the successful processes that are being employed. We conclude with examples of advanced analytic techniques that Texas A&M GPRI is using in field trials to monitor its multi-stage pre-treatment processes in both the Marcellus and the Eagle Ford Shales.


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    David Burnett is the Director of Technology for the Global Petroleum Research Institute (GPRI) and is the Research Project Coordinator for the Department of Petroleum Engineering. He served as the Managing Partner of the U.S. DOE Project DE-FC26-05NT42658 Field Testing of Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems representing a $4 million joint partnership among university/industry and government organizations dedicated to reducing the impact of O&G operations in environmentally sensitive areas. He currently is one of the principals in the RPSEA funded EFD program focusing on integrating advanced technologies for low impact drilling. In addition through GPRI, he leads a research team developing advanced membrane filtration technology to reduce waste water volumes at rig sites, including flow back fracturing fluids. He received the 2006 Hearst Energy Award for Technology in the oil industry and his research team won Gulf Publishing’s 2008 World Oil Awards (environmental, health and safety).

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  • Diagnosing and Resolving Chemical and Mechanical Problems in Produced Water Treating Systems

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/18/2012

    Presented by Ted Frankiewicz

    In this talk, three interactive aspects of produced water treatment will be discussed: water chemistry; process hardware; and chemical treatment.

    The key message is that in order to design and operate a water treatment system that performs reliably and effectively, it is essential to understand and integrate the fundamentals of system chemistry, process operations, and equipment design.


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    Ted Frankiewicz has more than 30 years' experience with Occidental Petroleum, Unocal Corp., Natco Group, and, currently, SPEC Services. He has a Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from the University of Chicago, holds 15 patents, and has written more than 25 professional publications. At Unocal, he was responsible for developing the water treatment systems that were installed in the Gulf of Thailand to remove mercury and arsenic as well as residual oil from produced water. At Natco Group he developed an effective vertical column flotation vessel design and used CFD to diagnose problems with existing water treatment equipment, as well as designed new equipment. His combined expertise in oilfield chemistry, the design of process equipment, and the development of process systems has provided him with unique insights into the issues that challenge operators as their water production and water treatment costs escalate over time.

    Ted was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the 2009-2010 lecture season.

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  • Flow Conditioning Impact on Separations

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/12/2012

    Presented by Cris Heijckers

    An important factor in the performance of separation vessels is the distribution of fluid flows within the vessels. In this webinar we will discuss the effects of inlet piping layouts on the flow distribution as it enters a vessel. The main objective of this webinar is to provide basic insight in the effects of upstream piping layout on flow distribution into a vessel.


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    Cris Heijckers has a MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, with process equipment as specialization. Upon completion of his thesis on the characterization of an Axial Flow demisting cyclone, he joined CDS Engineering. At CDS, he worked for ten years in Research & Development, (senior) process engineer and manager functions. The last six years at CDS he was responsible for process design and sales of separation equipment in the Asia Pacific region. In 2008, Cris co-founded Kranji Solutions Pte Ltd in Singapore, a company that specializes in separation knowledge and services such as CFD and design analysis studies, R&D and separation vessel design software. His R&D, offshore and design and analysis experience have provided him with in-depth insights into the intricacies of separation phenomena and equipment.

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  • Trapped Annular Pressure Mitigation with a Shrinking Spacer Fluid

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/31/2012

    Presented by Ben Bloys

    This presentation discusses the development of a new mitigation method approach for the challenges of thermal expansion and high pressure, causing the collapse of casing and tubing strings. This new method has created a water-based spacer fluid that will be used just ahead of the cement. This discussion covers the initial lab work, a mid-scale test-well trial and a full-scale land-based field trial of all the equipment and processes necessary to apply the technology in deep water.

    The technology was jointly developed by Chevron, Los Alamos National Laboratories, Lucite International and Baker Hughes.


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    Ben Bloys is the manager for Chevron’s Technology Alliance with Los Alamos National Laboratories. He also manages several University technology development programs. Ben worked for 17 years at the ARCO Technology Center before joining Chevron in 2000. He holds a BS degree in chemistry from Angelo State University (1984). He has 31 technical publications, 18 patents and is a member of SPE, AADE, ACS and API.

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  • LNG – Changing Quickly

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/30/2012

    Presented by John Morgan

    The Distinguished Lecturer Program Presents:

    This lecture presents an overview and also some recent developments in the world of LNG. Changing technology, new trade patterns and the required investment levels are touched upon in this exciting part of oil and gas.


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    John Morgan is based in Denver, Colorado and is an executive of John M. Campbell & Company. His career began in the 1960s at the Canadian Athabasca Oil Sands and has encompassed responsibilities in the design, start-up and troubleshooting of oil & gas facilities. He has published extensively on sour gas treating, LNG training, sulfur recovery, CO2 EOR and treating, materials of construction, and cryogenic gas processing. He consults for both North American and International clients. He also performs related training around the world. His industry activities include membership of the Editorial Review Board of the Gas Processors Suppliers Association; the Advisory Committee of the Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference; and was formerly an Adjunct Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Morgan holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from London University, England, an M.E. in Chemical & Petroleum Refinery Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, USA, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Colorado.

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  • Challenges with Cement Evaluation- What We Know and What We Don’t

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/12/2012

    Presented by David Stiles

    This presentation will attempt to provide an understanding of the challenges surrounding cement evaluation. It will cover the limits of current cement evaluation log technology and describe what information today's tools can and cannot deliver. Information on how to improve the reliability of cement evaluation log interpretation and prevent making bad business decisions based upon that interpretation will be presented.


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    David Stiles has been a Senior Technical Advisor for ExxonMobil's Drilling Technical organization since 2004. In this role he provides technical support for ExxonMobil's worldwide drilling operations, specializing in well cementing and lost returns mitigation. He received a BS in Geology from Kansas State University in 1983. Prior to joining ExxonMobil, he accumulated more than 20 years of cementing, acidizing and hydraulic fracturing experience with two major service companies, working throughout North America, Europe, Africa and the Former Soviet Union. He is an active participant in API and ISO standards development, a past Chairman of API Subcommittee 10 on Well Cements and Chairman of API RP65. Throughout his career he has authored numerous professional publications and has been awarded patents for various well cementing methods.

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  • Pore-Scale Imaging and Modeling of Rocks

    Contains 4 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/13/2012

    Presented by Martin Blunt

    This discussion will include a review pore-scale imaging and modeling, with an emphasis on X-ray methods to produce three-dimensional images of rocks followed by the simulation of single and multiphase flow and transport through them.Successes of this approach in predicting flow properties are shown, together with an assessment of the potential of the technology, current limitations, and challenges for the future.


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    Martin Blunt joined Imperial in June 1999 as a Professor of Petroleum Engineering. He served as Head of the Department of Earth Science and Engineering from 2006-2011. Previous to this he was Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Stanford University in California. Before joining Stanford in 1992, he was a research reservoir engineer with BP in Sunbury-on-Thames. He holds MA and PhD (1988) degrees in theoretical physics from Cambridge University.
    Professor Blunt's research interests are in multiphase flow in porous media with applications to oil and gas recovery, contaminant transport and clean-up in polluted aquifers and geological carbon storage. He performs experimental, theoretical and numerical research into many aspects of flow and transport in porous systems, including pore-scale modeling of displacement processes and large-scale simulation using streamline-based methods. He has written over 200 scientific papers and is on the editorial boards of three international journals. In 2011 he was awarded the Uren Award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers for outstanding contributions to the technology of petroleum engineering made before the age of 45. Biography:

    Herman Lemmens is a product manager with FEI, based in the Netherlands. His current role is with translating the needs for imaging in the O&G industry into product specifications for new electron microscopy tools. Herman’s primary areas of interest are imaging of porosity in the organic phases in shale, integrating imaging at different length scales and relating mineral textures to fracturing efficiency. Herman represents FEI in the Digital Core Consortium at Australian National University. This consortium develops imaging and analysis technology for characterizing core via microCT to FIB/SEM scales. Herman holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Antwerp. His thesis focused on phase transformations and microstructure in tridymite and perovskite type minerals, studied by transmission electron microscopy. His email address is herman.lemmens@fei.com

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  • The Unfulfilled Promise of Enhanced Oil Recovery—What Lies Ahead?

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/17/2012

    Presented by S.M. Farouq Ali

    The Distinguished Lecturer Program Presents:

    Discussion will center around the original expectations of EOR, challenges in field application, and next steps in developing the 


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    S.M. Farouq Ali is Honorary Professor of oil and gas engineering at the University of Calgary since 1995, and he also serves as a petroleum consultant. He holds BSc (Hons.), MS, and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering. He served as professor at the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Alberta for nearly 40 years. He has authored more than 500 papers, supervised more than 200 graduate theses, and carried out more than 300 reservoir studies. Recipient of numerous awards, including two honorary doctorates from universities in Russia, he received the Petroleum Society’s Distinguished Service Award in 2000, APEGGA’s Summit Award in 2001, and Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Improved Oil Recovery Pioneer Award in 2002, and Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal in 2008. In 2009, he was elected as a member of the U.S. Academy of Engineering

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  • Managed Pressure Drilling

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/24/2012

    Presented by Don Reitsma

    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.


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    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.

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