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  • Digital Transformation for Traditional Sector – Did We Get It All Wrong?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 01/27/2021 at 9:30 AM (EST)

    Nearly every industry is taken by the excitement of digital transformation (DX). Most professional conferences and magazines are allocating sections on digital. The level of adoption and successful outcome ranges from digital native companies in one end of the spectrum, B2C and banking sector being immediately following, through Oil & Gas, Chemicals, and industrial construction just waking up to the efficiency gain, cost reduction, and improved safety possible through DX.

    Nearly every industry is taken by the excitement of digital transformation (DX). Most professional conferences and magazines are allocating sections on digital. The level of adoption and successful outcome ranges from digital native companies in one end of the spectrum, B2C and banking sector being immediately following, through Oil & Gas, Chemicals, and industrial construction just waking up to the efficiency gain, cost reduction, and improved safety possible through DX. Companies like Uber and Airbnb that are digitally born could start from a clean slate. While companies in the traditional industries need to proactively transform their business processes leveraging digital technologies. While this is all very exciting, for the newcomers and even veterans, the difference between digitizing, digitalizing, executing a digital rich product portfolio, vs digital transformation can get rapidly confusing. The result is not only benign incorrect usage of the terminology but the misaligned outcome expectations. Even a few years ago, many traditional companies equated digital transformation to creating 'a website and an app’, and some still continue to fall into that trap.

    In this talk, we will investigate some of the fundamental questions of:

    • Why should a company engage in DX at all?
    • What is and is not DX? How does it relate to what Oil & Gas industry experimented with for decades under the tagline of iField, SmartField, or Digital Oilfield of the Future?
    • How have some other traditional sectors successfully embarked on this journey and are beginning to reap value?
    • How has COVID impacted DX adoption? What are the key challenges of implementing DX? Where to start? How to avoid the pitfalls?

    This webinar is categorized under the Completions technical discipline.

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Utpal Ganguly and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Utpal Ganguly.

    Utpal Ganguly

    President, Zita Technology and Senior Partner, Envision Group

    Utpal Ganguly is a thought leader, senior advisor, and leader engaged in business transformation through digital-driven initiatives. He is President of Zita Technology and Senior Partner with Envision Group. Previously he was the Chief Digital Officer of NexTier Oilfield Services where he defined and deployed digital transformation strategy. Prior to joining NexTier, Ganguly was VP with Baker Hughes and played a key role in growing a successful eCommerce business for Oilfield tools and services. He started his career in operations with Schlumberger where he progressively took senior roles in engineering, marketing and digital solutions. He was Global Software Portfolio Manager creating, implementing, and leading the comprehensive digital strategy as well as delivering flagship products for Unconventional resources. He is an active member of the SPE Gaia steering committee helping define the digitally enabled transition to sustainable energy. Ganguly has received his MS in Petroleum Engineering from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, and MS in Computer Science from the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    SPE Webinars are FREE to members courtesy of the

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  • The Grand Challenge of Carbon Capture and Sequestration

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/02/2017

    The SPE R&D Committee has identified 5 Grand Challenges that face the oil and gas industry as it addresses growing energy demand, the need for sustainable operations, declining production from older reservoirs, and new resources in harder to reach and harsher environments. Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) is one of these Grand Challenges and a technical section has recently been formed to support SPE members globally. At this webinar authors of an updated white paper will present the case for CCS, the challenges it faces, the current state of R&D, and areas for further research.

    The SPE R&D Committee has identified 5 Grand Challenges that face the oil and gas industry as it addresses growing energy demand, the need for sustainable operations, declining production from older reservoirs, and new resources in harder to reach and harsher environments. Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) is one of these Grand Challenges and a technical section has recently been formed to support SPE members globally. At this webinar authors of an updated white paper will present the case for CCS, the challenges it faces, the current state of R&D, and areas for further research.

    For the full paper, visit the spe.org site at: http://www.spe.org/industry/carbon-capture-sequestration-2016.php.To read the condensed version of this paper, go to the January 2017 edition of SPE's JPT magazine at:https://www.spe.org/en/jpt/jpt-main-page/

    This webinar is categorized under the Reservoir discipline.

    SPE Webinars are FREE to members courtesy of the

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    Dr. Owain Tucker

    Global Deployment lead for Carbon Storage, Shell

    Dr. Tucker leads storage projects and is responsible for technical assurance, integration, and informing the CCS research agenda, along with the development of capability within Shell. Over the past eight years, he worked extensively across Shell's projects, and particularly on maturing Goldeneye in the UK: the candidate store for the former Longannet and Peterhead CCS projects.Owain co-chairs the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative work group on CO2 storage capacity and the ZEP taskforce on Transport & Storage Business models, and is a board member of the UKCCSRC.

    Previously Owain worked in wide variety of roles, as a reservoir engineer, economist and strategy consultant. He studied Physics and Geophysics at the University of the Witwatersrand and holds a D.Phil in experimental physics from the University of Oxford.

    Dr. Neeraj Gupta

    Senior Research Leader, Energy Division, Battelle

    Dr. Gupta is a Senior Research Leader in the Energy Division at Battelle, providing technical and program development leadership for Battelle’s Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) work.  He has over 27 years of domestic and international experience in CO2 storage, CO2-EOR, and other subsurface projects, including the leadership of the Midwestern Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (www.MRCSP.org). He holds a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences (Hydrogeology) from Ohio State University, M.S. in Geochemistry from George Washington University, and M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Geology from Panjab University, India.

    George Koperna

    Vice President and Reservoir Engineering Manager, Advanced Resources International, Inc

    Mr. Koperna is Vice President and Reservoir Engineering Manager with Advanced Resources International, Inc., specializing in unconventional resources, enhanced recovery applications, and carbon storage. He is the current Chairperson of SPE's Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) Technical Section and a former member of the SPE International Board of Directors. He holds M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from West Virginia University.

    SPE Webinars are FREE to members courtesy of the

  • Petroleum Geology and the Exploration Process

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Examine the geological conditions that make for a good petroleum prospect, and learn why oil and gas are found in some places and not others.

    Description:

    Examine the geological conditions that make for a good petroleum prospect, and learn why oil and gas are found in some places and not others. Also learn the step-by-step process to identify projects, from the initial surface reconnaissance to the drilling of exploratory wells.

    Duration:  3 hours

    Content:

    • Overview
    • Fundamentals of Petroleum Geology
    • The Exploration Process
    • References

    This online training course is categorized under the Reservoir discipline.

    0.3 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

  • Production Technology

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Describes the production technology techniques used to maximize production.

    Description:

    Describes the production technology techniques used to maximize production. Once production begins, the reservoir is only a part of a larger system, and understanding the relationships among all elements--the wellbore, tubing string, artificial lift equipment, surface control devices, separators, treaters, tanks and measuring devices--is crucial to economical and safe recovery.

    Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

    Content:

    • Well Completions
    • Surface Production Facilities
    • Production System Performance
    • Artificial Lift
    • Production Technology: References and Additional Information

    This online training course is categorized under the Production and Operations discipline.

    0.17 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

  • Upstream Oil and Gas Agreements

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn how oil and gas leases are negotiated with a landowner in the U.S. and analyze the two main forms of agreements, the Concession Agreement and the Production Sharing Contract, used by host countries around the world.

    Description:

    Upstream agreements define the legal, business and working relationships that exist between companies that explore for and produce oil and gas, and the government agencies or private parties that own the mineral rights. Learn how oil and gas leases are negotiated with a landowner in the U.S. and analyze the two main forms of agreements, the Concession Agreement and the Production Sharing Contract, used by host countries around the world.

    Duration:  2 hours

    Content:

    • Overview
    • Historical Perspective
    • Methods for Obtaining a Host Government Agreement
    • Four Types of Exploration Agreements
    • Joint Operating Agreements
    • Nicola Case Study
    • Sandland Business Game
    • Summary
    • Glossary of Terms
    • Model Form for International Joint Operating Agreement

    This online training course is categorized under the Management discipline.

    0.2 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

  • Your Data…Streamlined. Faster. Easier. Trusted... And With Less Turbulence.

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/11/2017

    Join Ross Philo (CEO of Energistics) and Jay Hollingsworth (CTO) as they present an overview of these new capabilities and the impact they will have in delivering critical well-related information in a trusted format more quickly, and more comprehensively, than ever before. Learn how standards help save time and costs, open up the competitive landscape, and are the key to innovation and digital transformation.

    Everyone has heard of WITSML; nowadays it is practically ubiquitous for transferring well-bore and drilling-related data from an offshore well to onshore real-time monitoring centres. But did you know that WITSML has recently been revised to offer significant new capabilities? Most importantly, the latest version of WITSML is built on a common technical architecture that allows data from production-related information as well as earth-model information (handled by PRODML and RESQML respectively) to be consumed as part of an overall spectrum of data objects covering the entire development workflow – thus opening up a breadth of integrated information never before possible, and allowing activities such as real-time adaptation of drilling plans versus an earth model in order to optimize well placement in the reservoir. The standards also include data assurance objects to increase confidence in the underlying quality of the data, as well as audit trail capabilities to keep track of changes to key data.

    But that’s not all. The latest coordinated release of the Energistics standards also includes an update to the Energistics Transfer Protocol (ETP), which has been proven to deliver data at least 10x faster from data source to destination. In the words of one major oil company, the data transfer is now so performant and streamlined that it is like being on the rig watching the operation in real time, to the extent that they can reduce the need for key staff to go offshore.

    Join Ross Philo (CEO of Energistics) and Jay Hollingsworth (CTO) as they present an overview of these new capabilities and the impact they will have in delivering critical well-related information in a trusted format more quickly, and more comprehensively, than ever before. Learn how standards help save time and costs, open up the competitive landscape, and are the key to innovation and digital transformation. 

    This webinar is categorized under the Drilling discipline.

    Sponsored by: 

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    Ross Philo

    President and CEO, Energistics

    As President and CEO of Energistics, Ross Philo provides the industry experience and strategic leadership for the organization to achieve its key goals related to the development and adoption of data exchange standards for the oil and gas sector. His responsibilities include strategic planning, operations and financial management, communications and public relations, strategic alliances, building an inclusive global user community and facilitating a collaborative standards development environment. He is a member of the Energistics Board of Directors and a member of the Standards Leadership Council.

    Ross has 35+ years of global experience in energy, high-tech and public service organizations. His executive leadership experience includes roles as CIO in very large and complex, multi-national organizations, plus additional roles as CEO and board member of smaller startup technology companies. During his career, he has led the development of a number of industry-changing technology innovations and has extensive cross-functional experience, including strategy, business development, manufacturing, engineering, operations, marketing and communications.

    Following an extensive international career with Schlumberger, during which he held a wide range of management roles of increasing responsibility, he was appointed CIO at Halliburton Energy Services. The IT group he led was named as one of the Top 100 IT organizations by Computerworld, and was recognized by SAP as their only Core Competency Center within the energy sector. After Halliburton, he ran a small global communications company before joining Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for creating and delivering industry-focused solutions in the energy, mining and utility sectors. He was then hired by USPS as their first CIO where he successfully led a range of complex projects related to mail services, involving thousands of client organizations and billions of transactions. He returned to the energy industry after USPS, initially as CIO with Maersk Oil in Copenhagen, and then as EVP Information Technology with FTS International, a leading privately-held company focused on reservoir stimulation and related services.

    He has broad multi-cultural experience, having lived and worked in some 30 countries, including various assignments across Europe, plus the US, Canada, North and West Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia and the Far East. Ross attended Imperial College of Science and Technology in the United Kingdom where he graduated with a Bsc(Eng) with first class honors. He is currently based in Houston, Texas.

    Jay Hollingsworth

    Chief Technology Officer, Energistics

    Jay Hollingsworth is currently Chief Technology Officer for Energistics. In this role, he is responsible for the technical adequacy of the standards stewarded by the organization, including WITSML, PRODML, and RESQML among others.

    Jay has a BS plus post-graduate studies in Chemical Engineering at Tulane University in New Orleans. In addition, he attended graduate school in Computer Science at University of Texas in Dallas. As his career advanced as an Environmental and Process Engineer, he focused on technical computing – first as a consultant and then for 20 years at Mobil Oil. At Mobil he was responsible for the data model of their FINDER global master data store and the suite of engineering applications in global use. After leaving ExxonMobil, he spent time in Landmark’s data modeling group before settling at Schlumberger. He spent 10 years at Schlumberger where he was responsible for the data modeling group and was the Portfolio manager for the Seabed database technology. After Schlumberger, he was an Industry Principal at Oracle, focusing on oil & gas solutions.

    Jay is active in numerous industry organizations, including APSG, ISO, SPE and SEG. He was a Technical Editor of the SPE Microcomputer Journal and is currently on the Board of the SPE Digital Energy Technical Section. He was a long-time member of the Board of Directors of PPDM and served as past president of APSG.

  • Talent Management And Career Development

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Key tools for career development are discussed and compared.

    Description:

    Considers the critical value of a career development program to an organization. You will learn the five stages in the career lifecycle and the needs of an employee at each stage. Key tools for career development are discussed and compared.

    Duration:  2 hours, 30 minutes

    Content:

    • Why Career Development?
    • Career Life-cycle
    • Tools for Career Development
    • Generational Issues
    • Career Development Issues
    • Career Questions
    • Summary and Additional Reading
    • Practice Self-Assessment
    • Self-Assessment

    This online training course is categorized under the Management discipline.

    0.25 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

  • Planning for Hydrate Formation under Extreme Conditions of Pressure and Brine Salinity

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/23/2017

    You may not be able to make it to the presentations 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 live and watch the slides broadcast from the presentation without leaving your desk.

    You may not be able to make it to the presentations 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 live and watch the slides broadcast from the presentation without leaving your desk.

    Reliable predictions of hydrate phase equilibrium at extreme conditions, in terms of high salinity and high pressure, are necessary for development and operations in ultra-deep water oil and gas fields. The challenges go beyond hydrate management in pipe flow, such as, setting depth of surface-controlled subsurface safety valve (SCSSV) and effective risk mitigation during drilling, completions and workover activities. An increasing number of fields are being developed/operated with high salinity brines. While the hydrate challenges are recognized, one must also consider the coupling with salt precipitation, which may lead to scale deposition. However, current prediction tools commonly used for hydrates provide inconsistent results and are untested for conditions at ultra-high pressures (up to 30,000 psia), in particular for high salinity brines. This presentation will discuss measurements completed within DeepStar® 12202 Gas Hydrate Formation Under Extreme Conditions of High Pressure and High Salinity and modeling of hydrates phase behavior for high salinity brines (saturated and near-saturated) with different types of salts (NaCl, KCl, CaCl2, MgCl2, NaBr and CaBr2, as single salts and mixtures) for pressures up to 30,000 psia. To bridge the gap between the measured data and its applicability, a simple but robust correlation is developed that capture the hydrate suppression temperature, at a given pressure, for high salinity brines. The correlation is shown to be applicable for any salt system (single and mixed). The data and correlation are critical tools for the flow assurance engineer for successful hydrate management under such extreme conditions of pressures and brine salinities. This work was initiated, technically guided and funded by DeepStar®, Global Deepwater Technology Development Program as part of Phase XII projects in the Flow Assurance (X200) Committee.


    Amadeu Sum

    Professor, Colorado School of Mines

    Amadeu Sum is a Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines and leads the Phases to Flow Laboratory. He has worked in flow assurance related topics for over 20 years covering gas hydrates, waxes, asphaltenes, and multiphase flow. He has worked on numerous JIPs and with DeepStar to advance the knowledge and develop solutions to flow assurance problems. He works closely with industry and numerous researchers around the globe.

  • Underperforming Gas Scrubbers: How to Fix Them and How to Avoid Them

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/29/2017

    The aim of this presentation is to illustrate how an inadequate sizing methodology hinders scrubber performance.

    The aim of this presentation is to illustrate how an inadequate sizing methodology hinders scrubber performance. Old fashion practices still in used today, do not go deep enough into the fundamentals of the separation process, may rely on incorrect assumptions regarding flow distribution, and usually are not supported by representative test data. These shortcomings however, must be questioned when so often result in the need for expensive fixes just after plant startup. By making the design process itself the target of interest, this presentation provides a new perspective for the task of scrubber design. This important step, many times overlooked, can mean the difference between underperforming facilities in need of costly vessel upgrades post start-up and well-conceived facilities that can achieve the required separation performance from day one.

    This webinar is categorized under the Projects, Facilities, and Construction discipline.

    Sponsored by: 

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    Elizabeth G. Morillo

    Senior Process Engineer, TechnipFMC

    Ms. Morillo is a senior process engineer for TechnipFMC based in Houston, TX. In her current role, Elizabeth oversees the design of separation systems for the Americas. In her 10 years of experience in the oil and gas industry she has held various positions in operations, engineering, and R&D focusing on pressure pumping services and hydrocarbon processing (crude oil dehydration and stabilization, gas and water treatments). She holds 2 U.S. Patents and has a Chemical Engineering Degree from Universidad Simon Bolivar. She is currently working on a Master's of Science in Subsea Engineering at the University of Houston. Elizabeth can be reach at Elizabeth.morillo@technipfmc.com 

  • Drilling and Well Completions

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Get an introduction to the basics of the rotary drilling process and learn the dramatic advances in drilling technology that have taken place in recent years.

    Description:

    Geological studies and seismic surveys can indicate an oil or gas prospect, but the only way to know if that prospect contains oil or gas is to drill wells. Get an introduction to the basics of the rotary drilling process and learn the dramatic advances in drilling technology that have taken place in recent years.

    Duration:  2 hours

    Content:

    • Overview
    • Well Planning
    • Well Design
    • Drilling Operations
    • Formation Evaluation and Testing
    • Well Completion
    • Summary
    • References
    • Additional Resources
    • Acknowledgments

    This online training course is categorized under the Drilling discipline.

    0.2 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00