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  • Unconventional Completions--Wellbore Completions and Fracturing

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/09/2013

    This webinar discusses strategies for completing unconventional wells that require multistage hydraulic fracturing. This webinar defines completions as both the wellbore completion and the hydraulic fracturing. Presented by Aaron Burton, Sergey Kotov

    This webinar discusses strategies for completing unconventional wells that require multistage hydraulic fracturing. This webinar defines completions as both the wellbore completion and the hydraulic fracturing.

    Participants will learn the different types of wellbore completion options as well as the hydraulic fracturing options and how they compare in different applications. This will include plug-and-perf, ball-activated systems, coiled tubing-activated systems, fracturing fluids, proppants, additives, and general fracturing theory and design.


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    Aaron Burton is the business development manager for Unconventional Completions, a group primarily focused on the completion of shales and similar unconventional plays that require multistage hydraulic fracturing. Burton joined Baker Hughes as a field engineer trainee for completion tools after graduation. During his tenure in operations, he has held the roles of field engineer, operations coordinator, and district engineer. He has completed wells in several unconventional plays in North America, including the Bakken, Marcellus, and the Lower Huron.

    Burton holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University.


    Sergey Kotov is the manager of the simulation, unconventional resources team, global marketing at Baker Hughes. He has over 17 years’ experience in stimulation of oil and gas reservoirs.

    He started with Canadian Fracmaster Company as a well stimulation department interpreter in 1995. After the acquisition of the company by BJ Services in 1999, he developed his career as a filed stimulation/cementing engineer. He designed and implemented hydraulic fracture treatments in all major oil and gas fields in Russia from the South of the Arctic Circle. As an application engineer of BJ Services Technology Research Center, he participated in the development and optimization of new stimulation technologies and implemented field trials in the US. He also provided technology transfer both domestically and internationally.

    As a senior stimulation specialist, Kotov provided engineering support to BJ Services operations in North Africa (fracturing, acidizing, water control, and etc.). He developed the stimulation strategy for several fields in Algeria and Libya.

    Kotov holds a M.S. in petroleum engineering from North Caucasus State Technical University in Stavropol, Russia; and a M.A in linguistics from State Linguistic University, Pyatigorsk, Russia.

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  • An Overview and Update of Current Greenhouse (GHG) Regulations and Policies

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/08/2013

    This webinar will provide an overview and update of current greenhouse (GHG) regulations and policies as they apply to the production and use of both conventional and unconventional oil & gas. Presented by Kipp Coddington

    This webinar will provide an overview and update of current greenhouse (GHG) regulations and policies as they apply to the production and use of both conventional and unconventional oil & gas. The following topics will be addressed:

    • Current status of the international negotiations to complete, by 2015, a successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol that would take effect in 2020.
    • Lessons learned to date from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) implementation of Clean Air Act Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V permitting for oil & gas operations and facilities.
    • What EPA's August 2013 re-proposed GHG New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for New Electric Generating Units mean for combined-cycle natural gas (CCNG) power plants. Will CCNG be required to deploy CO2 capture technology, too?


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    Kipp Coddington is a founding partner of and heads the Washington, D.C. office for Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP, a boutique law firm that specializes in energy and environmental law. Mr. Coddington’s commercial, regulatory and policy practice focuses on the Clean Air Act, carbon management, and fossil fuel production and usage.

    Mr. Coddington is a carbon capture & storage (CCS) and carbon dioxide-enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) expert. He led the formation of and is currently counsel to the North American Carbon Capture & Storage Association. In April 2007, he testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on CCS stewardship issues. He served on the State of California’s Blue Ribbon CCS Review Panel and serves on the Geological CO2 Sequestration Task Force of the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission.

    He is a member of the newly formed U.S. Technical Advisory Group that is advising the American National Standards Institute in the development of a new international standard for CCS under an ISO process known as TC 265.

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  • Less Known Methods for Improved Oil and Gas Recovery

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/26/2013

    Presented by Dr. Zaki Bassiouni

    The Distinguished Lecturer's Program Presents:

    This lecture will present three such improved oil and gas processes:

    1- The Double Displacement and the Second Contact Water Displacement Processes that aim to improve oil recovery through gas injection in low-pressure light oil reservoirs.

    2- Co-production, the simultaneous production of gas and water, is used to control water influx into water-drive gas reservoirs. The process involves the conversion of down-dip wells to water producers as they water out delaying the watering out of up-dip wells and reducing the reservoir pressure so more gas can expand and be produced.

    3- Water flooding of low-pressure gas reservoirs presents a viable alternative to compression.


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    Dr. Zaki Bassiouni

    After more than thirty years of service, Dr. Zaki Bassiouni retired from the faculty of Louisiana State University in 2008. He was a professor and chair of the Craft and Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering from July 1983 to June 2004 before assuming the position of Dean of the College of Engineering until his retirement.

    Dr. Bassiouni received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Cairo University, a diploma in Geophysics from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Petrole et des Moteurs of Paris, France, and an M.S. (DEA) and Ph.D. (Docteur Es Sciences) from the University of Lille, France.

    In addition to his academic contributions and publications, Dr. Bassiouni has provided technical expertise to the international oil and gas industries. He has conducted training in more than thirty countries worldwide. He is the author of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Textbook Series Vol. 4 "Theory, Measurement, and Interpretation of Well Logs."

    Dr. Bassiouni is a member of the national honorary society Pi Epsilon Tau, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Society of Professional Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA). He currently served on the Education and Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) fro 1999 to 2004.

    Dr. Bassiouni is the recipient of SPE Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty for 1995. He is also the recipient of the Louisiana Engineering Foundation Faculty Professionalism Award for 2000. He is an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the 2004-2005 & 2008-09 seasons. Dr. Bassiouni was selected as the 2006 recipient of the SPE Formation Evaluation Award. He is also the recipient of Louisiana Engineering Society’s 2008 Technological Accomplishment Award. For the aforementioned services and activities Dr. Bassiouni was inducted in 2012 into LSU College of Engineering Hall of Distinction, the highest honor bestowed by the College.

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  • Treatment Options for Reuse of Frac Flowback and Produced Water From Shales

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/19/2013

    Presented by Dr. Tor Palmgren

    The discussion will address differences in flow back and produced water quality and compare with requirements for hydraulic fracturing formulations. Various recycling methods will be discussed to achieve specifications for reuse in a given type of hydraulic fracturing fluids, such as slickwater, linear gel and cross-linked gel formulations. Recycling methods addressed will range from chemical coagulation and flocculation, lime softening and various mechanical methods such as dissolved gas flotation, hydrocyclones, to media and membrane filtration systems.


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    Dr. Tor Palmgren manages the Exploratory and Special Projects group of M-I SWACO’s Research & Engineering Environmental Solutions Applied Research department and has been involved with water related projects most of the five years since joining M-I SWACO in 2008. The emphasis has been on mobile treatment systems servicing unconventional drilling and hydraulic fracturing operations.

    Prior to joining M-I SWACO, a Schlumberger Company, Dr. Palmgren spent about 20 years in the plastics industry in various positions, from R&D, Technical Service and Management of Product Regulatory Compliance.


    by: Production and Operations Technical Director

  • Overview of Sustainable Development Trends

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/18/2013

    Presented by Libby Cheney, Brian Sullivan

    This webinar will address Communication & Disclosure on Sustainability Performance - moderated by the SPE DL Charlie Curlee and expert in sustainability reporting and presented by Brian Sullivan, Executive Director, IPIECA and Elizabeth Cheney, VP Corporate EHS & SR, Hess.

    The online event will cover the range of reporting and rating topics facing corporations - different actors, sensibilities, trends, drivers and challenges in getting valuable information to the right levels of decision maker and decision makers.


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    Libby Cheney, Hess

    Libby Cheney is Vice President of Corporate Environment, Health, Safety and Social Responsibility for Hess Corporation, a global, integrated energy company based in New York City and Houston.

    In this role, Cheney has responsibility for leading a global team of functional specialists, providing thought leadership on emerging issues for senior management, developing trusted partnerships with key stakeholders; and strengthening the sustainability culture enterprise wide

    Cheney has more than 30 years of leadership experience in sustainability, EHS, strategic planning, operations, engineering and project development.

    She joined Hess in March 2012 from Shell where she spent five years, most recently as Vice President of Safety, Environment, and Sustainable Development for exploration, development and production assets in the Americas. Prior to Shell, Cheney was with ExxonMobil for 24 years where she served in technical and operational roles.

    Cheney hold’s a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. She is active in many civic and professional organizations, including the Offshore Energy Center in Houston, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the United Way of Greater Houston.


    Charles Curlee, Moderator

    Charlie Curlee worked for over 30 years with Marathon Oil Company, holding Health, Environmental, and Safety (HES) management positions for upstream business units in several U.S. locations. He held successive positions at the corporate level as the company’s International HES Manager, Safety Manager and Senior HES Advisor, where he worked on a broad range of emerging HES-related issues. In 2006, he helped establish a new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) function within Marathon to focus on sustainability, stakeholder engagement, community programs and social risk assessment processes.

    Throughout his career, Mr. Curlee has actively participated in trade associations and professional organizations as important resources for sharing best practices to successfully address environmental stewardship, occupational health & safety, and sustainable development challenges. He served as Chair of the IPIECA / API / OGP Reporting Task Force (RTF) for four years, culminating in the December 2010 release of the Second Edition of the "Oil and gas industry guidance on voluntary sustainability reporting". With SPE, Charlie functioned as the Safety Program Subcommittee Chair for the 2004 International Health, Safety and Environment Conference in Calgary, Canada and has spoken at several SPE workshops and conferences. He is a SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the upcoming 2013-2014 DL Tour, speaking on sustainability and sustainability reporting in the oil and gas industry.


    Brian Sullivan, IPIECA
    Brian joined IPIECA as the Executive Director in 2011 following a 23 year career in BP. He graduated in Metallurgy and Materials Science from Imperial College, London, UK and was recruited into BP’s Refining and Marketing international graduate programme in 1986.

    Over the course of 23 years, his career included assignments in London, Copenhagen, Budapest, Athens and Johannesburg, and business experience in over 60 countries.

    During his time with BP he has had a varied career of technical, commercial, financial and leadership roles across the downstream value chain including crude and products trading, marine fuels, lubricants and alternative energy.

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

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/16/2013

    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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  • Smart Fields: A Data-Driven Approach to Making Oil Fields Smart

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/11/2013

    This webinar will explore the challenges that our industry face in turning data into information. Presented by Shahab D. Mohaghegh

    This webinar will explore the challenges that our industry face in turning data into information. Where the bottlenecks are. Where we can look for solutions. How solutions can be implemented, and if we are the only industry that has faced or is facing such challenges.


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    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 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.

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  • New and Emerging Technologies for Oil and Gas Production of Shale

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/30/2013

    Presented by Stephen A. Holditch, George Moridis George E. King

    For this special SPE Webinar event, three industry-leading experts will be presenting the need for and the application of new and emerging technologies for the economic and environmentally-compatible development of shale.


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    Stephen A. Holditch

    Mr. Holditch, SPE, retired from the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University in January 2013, and is currently a Professor Emeritus. Holditch led the department from January 2004 to January 2012. Holditch served as SPE president during 2002 and is an Honorary Member and Distinguished Member of SPE. He has earned numerous SPE awards, including the Anthony B. Lucas Award, Lester C. Uren Award, and Distinguished Service Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty. He earned BS, MS, and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M.

    George Moridis

    Mr. Moridis has been a Staff Scientist in the Earth Sciences Division of LBNL since 1991, where he is the Deputy Program Lead for Energy Resources. He is in charge of the LBNL research programs on hydrates and tight/shale gas, and leads the development of the new generation of LBNL simulation codes.

    Moridis is a visiting professor in the Petroleum Engineering Dept. at Texas A&M University, and in the Guangzhou Center for Gas Hydrate Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; he is also an adjunct professor in the Chemical Engineering Dept. at the Colorado School of Mines, and in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Dept. of the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He holds MS and PhD degrees from Texas A&M University and BS and ME degrees in chemical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

    Moridis is the author or coauthor of over 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals, more than 180 LBNL reports, paper presentations and book articles, and three patents. He was a SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) Distinguished Lecturer for 2009–10, and was elected a SPE Distinguished Member in 2010. He is the recipient of a 2011 Secretarial Honor Award of the U.S. Department of Energy. He is on the editorial board of three journals, an Associate Editor of four scientific journals, and a reviewer for 26 scientific publications.

    George E. King

    Mr. King is a 47-year veteran of oil and gas research and operations and is Apache Corporation’s Distinguished Engineering Advisor. He is a registered professional engineer and is currently involved in multiple areas of new technologies in the areas of surface modification chemistry, shale fracturing, artificial lift and completions.

    King holds BS degrees in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Petroleum Engineering. He is a 37-year member of SPE, and also has membership in AAPG and NACE. He has authored over 65 papers and has received the 2004 SPE Production Operations Award and the 2012 Engineer of the year award from the Houston region of the Society of Professional Engineers. He has been a SPE Distinguished Lecturer, on the SPE Distinguished Lecturer Committee from 2003-09 and is a SPE Continuing Education Teacher in shale technology.

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  • Dual Gradient Drilling - 101

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/27/2013

    Presented by John H. Cohen

    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..

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    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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  • MPD and UBD Webinars

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

    Webinars on MPD and UBD

    ***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.***

    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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