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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/09/2023 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

    In this talk, we discuss the application of hybrid models in addressing major challenges in unconventional reservoirs, including well performance evaluation, artificial lift life cycle management, performance insights, production optimization, well interference, and forecasting.

    Unconventional oil and gas production has made a significant contribution in the past decade, yet many of these wells are not managed to their fullest potential. There is a significant opportunity to optimize well performance through continuous estimation and tracking of well performance for large-scale operations.

    However, understanding and predicting well performance in unconventional reservoirs poses a significant challenge due to the complexity of capturing the relevant physics of multi-stage fractured horizontal wells (MFHWs). Traditional mechanistic or numerical models are not suitable for field-scale applications, as they may require information that is not easily available, are interpretive, need arduous manual efforts, have long runtimes, or produce results with high uncertainty.

    In recent years, hybrid models have gained popularity as a solution to these challenges. These models combine physics-informed data-driven methods to accurately model transient well performance with low input requirements, fast convergence, and high accuracy. They enable fast decision making compared to pure numerical simulation, while reducing overfitting compared to pure data driven solution.

    In this talk, we discuss the application of hybrid models in addressing major challenges in unconventional reservoirs, including well performance evaluation, artificial lift life cycle management, performance insights, production optimization, well interference, and forecasting.

    This webinar is categorized under the Data Science and Engineering Analytics and Reservoir technical disciplines.

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

    Utkarsh Sinha

    Utkarsh Sinha is an Associate Research Engineer at Xecta Digital Labs. He’s responsible for the R&D activities in unconventional reservoirs, serving digital solutions for the energy industry by fusing physics and data-driven methods for applications in solving reservoir and production engineering problems. Utkarsh is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and has served in several roles including advisory positions,chairperson, and technical committee member in industry initiatives, and authored published manuscripts on applications of machine learning in reservoir  engineering in leading journals and conference proceedings. He has a B.Tech. degree in Chemical Engineering from VIT University, India, and M.Eng degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Houston.

    Yuxing Ben (Moderator)

    Dr. Yuxing Ben is a reservoir engineer at Occidental, where she develops hybrid physics and data-driven solutions in the subsurface engineering technology group. She won the best paper award from URTeC 2019 and was selected as a SPE distinguished lecturer for 2021 on “Machine Learning Applications for Optimizing Real-Time Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing”. Prior to Oxy, Dr. Ben developed hydraulic fracturing models for Baker Hughes and Halliburton and was a postdoc at MIT. She has authored more than 30 papers and holds three US patents. She earned a BS in theoretical mechanics at Peking University, and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/09/2023 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    The oil and gas industry has traditionally had a low representation of women in technical roles. One possible explanation for this disparity may be a lack of awareness and initiatives aimed at promoting and supporting the inclusion of women.

    PetroWiki (PW) is the third most accessed SPE Resource, especially as a reference document for YPs and Students. It was seeded with the SPE Petroleum Engineering Handbook covering most of the topics managed by professionals working in the Upstream Energy Sector.

    PW is an easy way to promote a good paper, presentation, textbook, tool, technology, technique, or to create links to a SPE Technical Section or Company website. It's an easy way for SMEs & SPs to pass along their experience to the next generation. However, it is slowly getting outdated, because it is not really functioning as a wiki.

    Continual improvements are "in our hands...or at least well within our reach!

    Let's not just talk about PetroWiki, let's just use it & improve it.

    This webinar is categorized under the Management and Leadership technical discipline.

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Jennifer Terrell, Tao Yang and Bob Pearson and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Jennifer Terrell, Tao Yang and Bob Pearson.

    Jennifer Terrell

    Jennifer Terrell is the Content Processing Manager for SPE’s Technical Publications group. She is responsible for managing SPE’s conference paper publication process, PetroWiki and oversees the technical paper education webinars for ATCE.

    Tao Yang

    Dr. Tao Yang is a chief professional at Equinor, holding a position as a senior specialist in reservoir technology. He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA). Dr. Yang has worked extensively on PVT and reservoir fluid analysis, gas-based improved oil recovery, and advanced data analytics. Due to his innovation in real-time fluid identification, Dr. Yang received the "Best Data Management and Application Solution Award" of the World Oil Awards in 2022.

    Dr. Yang was selected as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the 2017-2018 season. He received the SPE North Sea Technical Award for Reservoir Description and Dynamic in 2011 and the SPE Distinguished Membership Award in 2019.

    Bob Pearson

    Bob Pearson, P. Eng.,is an independent Petroleum Engineering Advisor. He has extensive experience includes Field Development Planning and Production Engineering for onshore, shelf and deep-water projects, as well as completions design for Conventional and Unconventional Wells. 

    After working for 13 years for major Operators (Shell International and Petro-Canada (now Suncor)), he has spent the last 40years working as a consult with APA Petroleum Engineering and RPS Energy, as well as his own independent companies in Singapore, Australia & Canada. He currently dividing his time between Canada and the UK. He provides advisory and peer review services through Glynn Resources Ltd.

    Bob Pearson has a BSc. (Hons) in Mining Engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the U.K. and is a registered Professional Engineer with APEGA in Alberta, Canada. He joined the SPE in Aberdeen in1975and was the 2019-22 SPE Technical Director for Production & Facilities, as well as being a former SPE Distinguished Lecturer.

    Maritza Vargas (Moderator)

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/20/2023 at 11:00 AM (EST)

    Significant transformation is underway in the way the world produces, transports and consumes energy. Precisely how the transformation plays out is hard to predict. What is known however is that capital projects in the form of new infrastructure, and assets, are going to be the key component of this transformation.

    Enabling Successful Capital Project Delivery for a Successful Energy Transition

    Significant transformation is underway in the way the world produces, transports and consumes energy. Precisely how the transformation plays out is hard to predict. What is known however is that capital projects in the form of new infrastructure, and assets, are going to be the key component of this transformation. The world is going to need significant investment in capital projects to enable this transformation. And, the capital projects pipeline we face will be complex. Complexity in these projects will not only be technical complexity, but also organizational/stakeholder and shaping complexity. Unfortunately, history, and present, tell us that the industrial record of delivering capital projects is dismal. The missing ingredient is lack of project leaders!

    Are you a good project leader? Does your organization know how to identify and develop future project leaders? Does your organization know the difference between project leader and project manager? Based on three years of research done by Mr. Edward Merrow and Mr. Neeraj Nandurdikar, published in their book Leading Complex ProjectsA Data Driven Approach to Mastering the Human Side of Project Management, most organizations don’t appreciate this difference, don’t consider leadership attributes in selection of complex project leaders and therefore don’t have well developed programs for project leaders.

    In this webinar, supported by the SPE’s Management Technical Section, Mr. Neeraj Nandurdikar discusses the attributes, skillsets, developmental journey, and personality traits of successful leaders based on studying 100s of project leaders from various sectors across the globe. The talk also touches on the causal path from the individual traits to specific tasks and outcomes. By illuminating the difference between project manager and project leader the talk ends by discussing what organizations need to do to develop a cadre of project leaders that can help drive a successful transformation of the sector through effective capital project delivery. 

    This webinar is categorized under the Management and Leadership technical discipline.

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

    Neeraj Nandurdikar

    Neeraj Nandurdikar joined Wood Mackenzie as their Global Head of Power and Renewables Consulting in the Energy Transition Practice and now runs their global energy transition consulting practice and consulting for all sectors in Americas. Neeraj joined Wood Mackenzie after having run a successful, steadily growing global energy consulting practice for 21 years. Neeraj holds Petroleum Engineering degrees from the Maharashtra Institute of Technology and the University of Tulsa (MS), an MBA from Wharton and is the co-author of a book on Project Leadership called Leading Complex Projects: A Data-Driven Approach to Mastering the Human Side of Project Management.

    C. Susan Howes (Moderator)

    C. Susan Howes, PE, PHR, is Vice President Engineering at Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC, in Houston, Texas, where she maintains technical quality standards for consultancy, recruitment and training services. A Petroleum Engineering (PE) graduate of the University of Texas(UT) ,Howes started her career at Anadarko, holding roles in reservoir engineering, business development, corporate engineering, and HR. Howes joined Chevron as Manager of the Horizons Program and served as Reservoir Management Consultant at Chevron providing functional leadership that resulted in improved production and reserve trends. Howes is an industry leader in talent attraction, development, and retention. Howes serves on the Colorado School of Mines PE Department Program Advisory Board, the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council BOD, the Society of Women Engineers –Houston Area Nominating Committee, and previously chaired the UT PGE Distinguished Alumni Committee. She chairs the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) US Advisory Council and the SPE Management Technical Section. Howes served as SPE Regional Director for Gulf Coast North America,received the SPE DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal, is an Honorary Member of SPE, and was a SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 2019-20. Howes received the 2020 Woman of Excellence award from the Federation of Houston Professional Women.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/16/2023 at 11:00 AM (EST)

    Quickly evaluating damage to drill bits at the end of a run can help optimize future drilling operations. Image capturing technology has developed to where bit photos with sufficient resolution for image processing can be easily captured at the rig site. Machine Learning (ML) has also improved significantly over the last decade.

    Quickly evaluating damage to drill bits at the end of a run can help optimize future drilling operations. Image capturing technology has developed to where bit photos with sufficient resolution for image processing can be easily captured at the rig site. Machine Learning (ML) has also improved significantly over the last decade. In 2022, the SPE DUPTS organized a university student competition to see if student teams could develop ML algorithms to automatically detect, assess and grade drill bits from bit images. This webinar showcases the approaches used by the top three winners of the competition.

    This webinar is categorized under the Drilling and Data Science and Engineering Analytics technical disciplines.

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Asma Yamani, Abdulbaset Ali and Cesar Vivas and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Asma Yamani, Abdulbaset Ali and Cesar Vivas.

    Asma Yamani

    Asma Yamani received her B.S. degree in computer science from Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia, in 2019 and her M.S. degree in computer science from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, in 2020. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in computer science also at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia.

    Yamani's research interest is in Applied Machine Learning. More specifically, in solving problems related to Petroleum Engineering and Energy using AI. She also worked on several projects related to NLP and Computer Vision. She is a Women in Data Science Ambassador and has been recently exploring ethical and usability issues related to AI systems.

    Abdulbaset Ali

    Abdulbaset Ali received his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, USA, in 2009 and his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Waterloo, ON, Canada, in 2017. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, NL, Canada working on a drilling data analytics project to enhance drilling efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Abdulbaset is interested in working on projects related to machine learning and computer vision and welcomes collaboration.

    Cesar Vivas

    Cesar Vivas is a Ph.D. Candidate at University of Oklahoma, Geothermal and Thermal Energy Storage Research Group. Before embarking on a Ph.D. at OU Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, where he investigated the use of oil and gas infrastructure for geothermal and thermal energy storage, Cesar was a Principal Applications Engineer and Country Services Lead of Coring and Downhole Tools with Halliburton. Cesar garnered over 10 years of oil and gas experience in several roles and locations in onshore and offshore operations.

    Pradeep Ashok (Moderator)

    Pradeep Ashok is a PhD. in mechanical engineering and a senior research scientist at the University of Texas at Austin where he performs research on drilling automation technologies. He has published more than 50 papers related to drilling automation covering topics on modelling, controls, sensor development, data analytics, ML/AI, etc.

    Pradeep Ashok is also the CTO of Intellicess, and in that role has guided the development and deployment of Sentinel RT™, a hybrid (combination AI and Physics based) drilling advisory software on more than 1200 wells.

    He actively volunteers his time for SPE and IADC and is currently on the organizing committee for the SPE/IADC drilling conference. He is also the student competition chair for the SPE DUPTS (Drilling Uncertainty and Predictions Technical Section) which in 2022 hosted a student competition on the development of an AI model for automatically grading used drill bits.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/06/2023 at 10:00 AM (EST)

    Heterogeneities at various measurement scales, nano scale (petrographic analysis), micro scale (Digital Rock, core analysis), bedding scale (core analysis & testing) and reservoir scale (3D and Time Lapsed/ 4D seismic) often exist depending on depositional environment and rock-fluid interaction.

    Reservoir Rock & Fluid Heterogeneities and Variabilities - Impact on Recovery Processes

    Heterogeneities at various measurement scales, nano scale (petrographic analysis), micro scale (Digital Rock, core analysis), bedding scale (core analysis & testing) and reservoir scale (3D and Time Lapsed/ 4D seismic) often exist depending on depositional environment and rock-fluid interaction. Maximizing recovery from petroleum reservoirs is dependent on reservoir properties, their variabilities and heterogeneities. Reservoir characterization is identification, quantification and integration of reservoir properties and their uncertainties as a function of space. Characterization of heterogeneities are essential for optimizing various recovery processes. In this presentation, examples of various heterogeneities and their impact on gravity drainage gas injection in a sandstone reservoir and natural waterflood in a carbonate reservoir are demonstrated.

    This webinar is categorized under the Reservoir technical discipline.

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Matt Honarpour and Mark Ma and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Matt Honarpour and Mark Ma.

    Matt Honarpour

    Mehdi Matt Honarpour is the CEO and President of the Honarpour Technology Company, HTC, LLC. He currently provides consulting and integrated training for Energy companies. Previously, he was the Principal Reservoir Engineer at BHP, the Global Reservoir Engineering Advisor at Hess Corporation, and a Senior Reservoir Engineering Advisor at ExxonMobil. He has extensive experience in reservoir characterization and reservoir engineering and their impact on reservoir system performance. He has contributed extensively to the science and practice of rock-fluid characterization, integration of core analysis data, wire line log and well test  data for conventional sandstone, naturally fractured carbonates and Unconventional reservoirs. He has done extensive work in the characterization of recovery mechanisms including chemical, gas injection/gravity drainage, low salinity water flood and MEOR. He was the coordinator of the laboratory study of CO2/H2S storage, CS&UST in Arab C aquifer. He has coordinated work in viscous oil, light oil, volatile oil, gas-condensate, and dry gas reservoirs. Matt has expertise in static and dynamic characterization deepwater GoM sandstone formations. He has worked on giant gas, gas-condensate and oil reservoirs around the world. Dr. Honarpour has several years of teaching and mentoring experience in both academia and in the petroleum industry. He has served as project manager of large, multidisciplinary projects. He has been an active member of SPE over the past 50 years. Dr. Honarpour contributed to the development of the API Subcommittee on Core Analysis, RP-40, published in 1998. He has published 3 books and many SPE, AAPG, SPWLA technical papers and presentations. Awards and Leadership Positions: 

    •Recipient of 2017 SPE Distinguished Member Award
    •Recipient of 2013 SPE International Technical Review Award
    •Recipient of the 2011 SPE International Formation Evaluation Award
    •Outstanding SPE REE Technical Editor –2007
    •President of the Society of Core Analysts-1988
    •SCA Lifetime Achievement Award 2000, AbuDhabi

    Yildiray Cinar (Moderator)

    Yildiray Cinar is a senior reservoir engineer with Saudi Aramco. Previously, he was a senior lecturer at University of New South Wales and a postdoc at Stanford University. He holds a PhD from Claustral Technical University and BS and MS degrees from Istanbul Technical University, all in petroleum engineering. His areas of interest include special core analysis, reservoir management, EOR/EGR and CO2 sequestration in subsurface formations.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/03/2023

    The oil and gas industry has traditionally had a low representation of women in technical roles. One possible explanation for this disparity may be a lack of awareness and initiatives aimed at promoting and supporting the inclusion of women.

    The oil and gas industry has traditionally had a low representation of women in technical roles. One possible explanation for this disparity may be a lack of awareness and initiatives aimed at promoting and supporting the inclusion of women.

    However, with the growing importance of data science and artificial intelligence in the industry, there is an opportunity to attract more women to these fields. To do this, a top-down approach may be necessary, focusing on the development and support of female talent and providing easier access to opportunities. This approach would ensure that women with the necessary qualifications, competence and skill sets are given the support they need to excel in the industry.

    Furthermore, increasing the number of women in leadership positions can help to foster a more inclusive culture and encourage more women to pursue careers in the industry.

    Overall, increasing gender diversity in the oil and gas industry and in data science will require a collaborative effort involving industry initiatives, cultural change, and individual action. By working together, it is possible to create a more inclusive and diverse industry that better serves the needs of all stakeholders.

    This webinar is categorized under the Data Science and Engineering Analytics and Management and Leadership technical disciplines.

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Celestina Raggi, Sushma Bhan and Lisa Jiang and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Celestina Raggi, Sushma Bhan and Lisa Jiang.

    Celestina Raggi

    With a couple of decades of experience in the Human Resources domain, Celestina Raggi has moved to Dubai in January 2020 covering the role of Vice President, Human Resources, Emerson Middle East & Africa. Holding a degree in Cultural Mediation, and a Master’s in Human Resources, her career grew in global companies where her main focus has been on developing people and  organizations. Before joining Emerson in Europe in 2018, she practiced business and executive coaching, particularly in changing environments.

    Sushma K. Bhan

    SPE Chair of Data Science & Engineering Analytics Technical Section Board

    Former Chief Data Officer at Shell for Subsurface and Wells

    Accomplished global data leader with three decades of experience in leading enterprise data projects, and currently is Non-Exec Board member of Ikon Science. Former Chief Data Officer at Shell for Subsurface and Wells. She is recognized in Shell for delivering Data & Digitalization strategies, building a global data community, establishing data-centricity and data quality transparency, and enabling easy access solutions for Asset efficiency gains in the millions (USD). Sushma has won several Shell CIO and EVP awards, presented technical papers at SPE, including within Shell and at many external conferences. She is also SPE International 2020 M&I and Gulf-Coast Section 2019 M&I awards recipient, Advisor for SPE Data Science and Engineering Analytics Board, Chair of SPE’s Data Science & Engineering Analytics Technical Section Board, and Advisor on Rice University Professional Sciences Master’s Board. Sushma also served as President of Shell’s D&I employee’s networks for women and Asian-Pacific. She has MSc and Executive MBA degrees. She is married with two adult sons, and enjoys jogging, reading, biking, painting, and travel.

    Lisa Jiang

    Lisa Jiang has more than 24 years of HR experience. This includes seven years in Global Organization and nine years with Schneider Electric as Vice President, HR, Global Supply Chain, Vice President, HR, Global Procurement and Vice President, HR, Global Commercial, IA. She is currently based in Paris, France.

    Aarti Dange (Moderator)

    Aarti Dange is an upstream oil and gas professional with around 17years of experience in the industry. A petroleum engineer by profession, she has worked with operators and service companies in the disciplines of subsurface modeling, characterization, production and well automation and analytics.The current area of focus is digital transformation of upstream oil and gas including digitization of the wells, well diagnostics and predictive analytics with emerging technologies in the domains of Artificial intelligence and Machine learning.

    Currently, she serves as Customer Experience Leader in the Middle East and Africa region supporting the Marketing and Business Development Function. Along with this,she supports product development for new digital solutions and is passionate about publishing research and thoughts on several industry platforms, both physical and electronic. She has authored several white papers published at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and International Petroleum Technology conference (IPTC).

    With keen academic interests, she enjoys lecturing at Middlesex University, Dubai as part time faculty on the business side of Information technology, Project Management and Digital Transformation. EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS: M.S., (Engineering Management), Middlesex University, 2018 and B.E., Petroleum Engineering,Maharashtra Institute of Technology, 2005.

    Rajesh Sharma (Moderator)

    Rajesh D. Sharma is Global Marketing Director for the Schneider Electric Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals segment, where he is responsible for developing strategies and marketing tactics, as well as new business models around Integrated Digitized Solutions for the Schneider Electric Oil & Gas portfolio of offerings. Rajesh has more than 30 years of experience in energy sector and has previously acted as Managing Director for Telvent Energia SA branch, Abu Dhabi for the Middle East region and as General Manager in Reliance Industries, India. Rajesh has published articles and papers on various topics including integrated technologies, digitalization, sustainability, and energy transition. He holds bachelor’s degree in Instrumentation Engineering from India.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/02/2023

    The oil and gas industry has traditionally had a low representation of women in technical roles. One possible explanation for this disparity may be a lack of awareness and initiatives aimed at promoting and supporting the inclusion of women.

    It is self-evident that an efficient process for managing, archiving, and providing access to technical presentations and papers via virtual or face-to-face events and publications lies at the core of the SPE’s primary mission to dissemination and exchange technical knowledge.

    So, why is it so hard to get an abstract or article accepted for a conference or publication?

    Maybe the answer lies in asking ourselves:

    • What is my personal and/or our corporate objective in proposing this paper?
    • When does an idea or innovative concept become knowledge that merits dissemination?
    • What does the audience expect, as consumers of the materials presented by their colleagues?
    • What do the sponsors of SPE Events expect their employees and customers to take away from this event?
    • Can and/or should this idea be explained in an agnostic noncommercial way?
    • Is the underlying message a quasi-commercial one to drive new business development, if only by implication?

    SPE Papers and posters presented at a SPE Technical Conferences or published in SPE magazines or journals are intended to help other SPE Members do their jobs as practicing petroleum engineers. There are other options for getting a story into the public domain through the auspices of the SPE:

    • Non-commercial information and case studies can be proposed via an abstract to SPE JPT managing editor, Pam Boschee.
    • Presentations can be proposed to a Local (geographic)Section or to an appropriate Technical Section.
    • Tight summaries can be posted as questions or answers on the appropriate Community or Technical Section on SPE Connect.
    • The SPE magazines carry Sponsored Articles of a slightly more commercial nature, as well as conventional advertising.
    • It is possible for a Service Provider or Equipment Manufacturer to Sponsor a Virtual Event, via SPE EnergyStream.

    The British have a great expression for selecting a course of action that has been modified from the original plan to take advantage of the circumstances. “Horses for Courses.” A horse that performs well on a dry race-course may run less well on damp ground after a prolonged period of rain, for example.

    This webinar is categorized under the Management and Leadership technical discipline.

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Niall Fleming, Jennifer Terrell, Pam Boschee and Nathaly Famiglietti and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Niall Fleming, Jennifer Terrell, Pam Boschee and Nathaly Famiglietti.

    Niall Fleming

    Niall Fleming, SPE, is a specialist in production technology for Equinor and is based in Norway. His main interests are well productivity, formation evaluation, and completion damage. For Equinor, Fleming has held positions as leading advisor for well productivity and stimulation; lead production engineer on North Komsomolskoye in Siberia; and, latterly, production engineer on Bacalhau offshore Brazil. He holds a PhD degree in geology from Imperial College London. Fleming is executive editor for SPE Production & Operations, serves on the JPT Editorial Review Committee, and has been a member of the organizing committees for several SPE conferences and workshops. In 2015, he was awarded the SPE A Peer Apart award, and he is a four-time recipient of SPE’s outstanding technical editor award.

    Jennifer Terrell

    Jennifer Terrell is the Content Processing Manager for SPE’s Technical Publications group. She is responsible for managing SPE’s conference paper publication process, PetroWiki and oversees the technical paper education webinars for ATCE.

    Pam Boschee

    Pam Boschee is the managing editor of SPE’s magazines, including the Journal of Petroleum Technology, Oil and Gas Facilities, HSE Now, Data Science and Digital Engineering, and The Way Ahead. She has more than 30 years’ experience working in the energy industry, with 12 years as an editor at SPE. Boschee has worked as an editor in the upstream and power-generation industries and has previously worked as a natural gas analyst, an analytical chemist for oil-and-gas-related regulatory compliance and emissions, and as a litigation consultant for the chemical and energy industries. She holds BS and MS degrees in chemistry from the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University, respectively.

    Nathaly Famiglietti

    Nathaly Famiglietti is an engineer with proven experience both in technical and management. Specialize in Oil & Gas, Global Talent Acquisition, Technology, and Training & Development. Mrs. Famiglietti holds a Bachelor's Degree in Geophysical Engineering from Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela. She has more than 25 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry.

    Mrs. Famiglietti joined SPE in 2021 as the Virtual Programs Development Manager and is in charge of investigating, recommending, and developing new programming and initiatives to expand SPE’s virtual learning programs, including virtual/hybrid events, webinars, and SPE Live broadcasts.

    Victoria Pons (Moderator)

    Dr. Victoria Pons is the director of research and strategic development at WellWorx Energy where she leads the research, planning and implementation of innovative new programs and products for WellWorx.

    Dr. Pons is the Vice President of Artificial Lift Research and Development Council (ALRDC) as well as the project Champion for the Horizontal Well Downhole Dynamometer Data Acquisition Project (HWDDDA), an industry sponsored project aimed at designing and manufacturing downhole tools to provide downhole deviated data to the Oil & Gas industry.

    Dr. Pons is very passionate about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and created a D&I Committee at ALRDC and also serves as the Treasurer for the SPE GCS D&I Committee. Involved in organizing conferences for different organizations worldwide, Dr Pons hopes to forward D&I goals by incorporating D&I segments as a norm amidst the technical discussions and programs.

    As an industry SME, Dr. Victoria Pons has greatly contributed to the advancement of new algorithms for rod pump control and other forms of artificial lift. Dr. Pons began her career in Oil & Gas with Weatherford where she pioneered new techniques for the calculation and treatment of downhole data using data analytics and artificial intelligence, while leading the product strategy for Well Pilot and LOWIS.

    During her time at Baker Hughes, Dr. Pons led the technical direction and customer focused strategy for Lufkin Well Manager, predictive software SROD and deviated downhole tools.

    Dr. Pons holds bachelor’s in biology and mathematics, a Master of Science and Philosophy Doctorate in Applied Mathematics from the University of Houston. She also holds 12 patents in the discipline of Artificial Lift as well as over 40 publications.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/26/2023

    In this webinar, we focus on the role of sliding sleeves in reservoir management and production optimization.

    In this webinar, we focus on the role of sliding sleeves in reservoir management and production optimization. We take a closer look at smart completions and demonstrate its application using a case study from deep waters in Gulf of Mexico showcasing benefits gained by the technology by providing flexibility to adapt to challenges faced during the life of a well.

    This webinar is categorized under the Completions technical discipline.

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Leila Bannister and Indira Saripally and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Leila Bannister and Indira Saripally.

    Leila Bannister

    Leila Bannister is a Staff Senior Reservoir Engineer with Occidental Petroleum with over 10 years of experience in the industry. The first 9 years of her career were spent in operations during which she worked in the Denver-Julesburg Basin(DJ), the Eagleford Basin, and various offshore platforms/projects in the Gulf of Mexico. In her current role, she is a Reservoir Engineer for Marlin Platform. Leila has a BS degree from Texas Tech University where she majored in Petroleum Engineering.

    Indira Saripally

    Indira Saripally is a Reservoir Engineer Advisor at Occidental Oil & Gas Co.(Oxy) with over 13 years of experience in the industry. She has worked in many roles in the Reservoir Engineering domain – from reservoir management, to international business development, as well as specialized technical roles such as simulation modeling in fields with secondary and tertiary recovery mechanisms. She has worked in both US-domestic energy sector, and in the Middle East. She is presently based in Houston. In her current role she manages fields in the Gulf of Mexico. Indira’s technical interests include reservoir surveillance and mature fields development.     

    Indira has Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University. She has been actively involved with regional SPE chapters since 2005. She is currently a technical reviewer for SPE Peer-Reviewed Journal. She is also the Associate Technical Editor of the SPE publication, ‘The Way Ahead’.

    Paul Joseph (Moderator)

    Dr. Paul Joseph is a Program Manager in Intelligent Production Systems at the Center for Technology Innovation of Baker Hughes in Houston, TX. Prior to joining Baker Hughes, he worked as a Product Development Engineer at Sercel Inc and Payload System Engineer at Lockheed Martin Corp in Houston. Paul has over 25 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry. His professional interests include technology innovation, research and development, engineering and field operations, intelligent completions, enhanced oil recovery and production optimization. Paul has a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University, AL.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/05/2023

    This webinar presents a background on the history of, and the need for, resources definitions and their application, with a brief overview of the updates between the 2007 and 2018 versions of the PRMS.

    The previous version of the Guidelines for Application of the PRMS was published in 2011 following the release of the Petroleum Resources Management System, or PRMS, in 2007. When the PRMS was updated in 2018, it was incumbent upon SPE’s Oil and Gas Reserves Committee (OGRC) to undertake a revision of the Application Guidelines (also referred to as the AG). However, the 2022 AG is not merely a refresh of the 2011 AG, but a complete re-write by contemporary subject matter experts.

    This webinar presents a background on the history of, and the need for, resources definitions and their application, with a brief overview of the updates between the 2007 and 2018 versions of the PRMS. A more thorough discussion highlights the redesign of the 2022 AG relative to its prior edition, with emphasis on its five major updates:

    • Expanded scope
    • New chapters
    • Cross-referenced chapters
    • Additional examples
    • Revised glossary

    Additionally, the webinar demonstrates example applications and highlights new terminology.

    This webinar is categorized under the Management and Leadership technical discipline.

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

    Charles Vanorsdale

    Charles R. Vanorsdale recently retired from Saudi Aramco, where he had been a Senior Petroleum Engineering Consultant in the Upstream Development Strategy & Reserves Department.In his 15 years at Aramcoin Dhahran, he ensured compliance with PRMS guidelines in the annual reserves reporting process and was a key player in Aramco’s 2019 Initial Public Offering. Prior to Aramco, he was brought onboard at El Paso Corporation to bring their coal bed methane reserves in compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission rules.Charles has been focused on reserves assessment and guidelines since 1980 when he joined an international consulting firm. His career has spanned over 40 years, starting with Getty Oil Company in the late 1970s. Charles served on the SPE Oil & Gas Reserves Committee from 2017 to 2021 and on numerous other SPE committees since 1989. A registered professional engineer in the states of Texas and Oklahoma, Charles earned a BS in Petroleum Engineering and a Masters of Engineering Management, both from the University of Tulsa.

    Steve McCants (Moderator)

    Steve McCants has over forty-two years of experience working in various positions of increasing responsibility. He most recently formed Rivercrest Oil and Gas with a focus on consulting and M&A Evaluations for clients.  Prior to this he was Head of Reservoir Engineering at CC Energy Service Inc, he held positions in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) as Chief Subsurface Manager for the Mid-Continent Region, Director of Reserves and worked in the Corporate Reserves Group. Additionally, he worked for Altura Energy, a limited partnership formed in 1997 through a combination of the former Amoco Corporation and Shell properties in the Permian basin. He began his career with Amoco Production Company. Steve has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) serving in many positions in the Gulf Coast Section, including Chairman. He also served on the PRMS 2018 update committee and served as the Oil and Gas Reserves Committee (OGRC) Chairman for SPE in 2019-2020.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/15/2022

    Join our panelists and moderator as we discuss a broad overview of the hydrogen economy, including use cases, market development, modalities of generation, and a special focus on technical aspects of hydrogen transport and geological storage.​

    Hydrogen is increasingly seen as a scalable energy carrier and storage mechanism for decarbonizing a variety of economic sectors in the United States (where recent legislation has earmarked billions of dollars for hydrogen development) and globally.

    While hydrogen holds significant promise in this regard, there are numerous technical and infrastructural challenges to address and manage in every phase of the hydrogen value chain.

    Join our panelists and moderator as we discuss a broad overview of the hydrogen economy, including use cases, market development, modalities of generation, and a special focus on technical aspects of hydrogen transport and geological storage.

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

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Zachary Evans and Eugene Holubnyak and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Zachary Evans and Eugene Holubnyak.

    This webinar is a collaboration between SPE, IOGCC, and EDF.

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    Zachary Evans

    Zachary Evans is the Reservoir Storage Manager for WSP, a global leader in underground energy storage consulting, where he leads reservoir engineering and business development efforts in both traditional natural gas storage and other porous media applications. Mr. Evans has over 15 years of underground storage experience, having spent the majority of his career as a Senior Storage Engineer for the Columbia Gas / TC Energy family of companies operating the continent’s largest underground storage and pipeline system. Prior to his time in storage, he spent several years working as an MWD/LWD engineer for Schlumberger Drilling & Measurements with international placements in Saudi Arabia, Southeast Asia and Australia. He serves on the Southern Gas Association’s Underground Storage Committee, is a two-time chair of the SGA’s Underground Storage Roundtable, served as a team lead for the American Petroleum Institute’s review of underground storage recommended practices, and recently completed service as a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers International Board as the Regional Director of North America.

    Mr. Evans has a B.S. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from West Virginia University and currently resides in the Charleston, West Virginia metro area.

    Eugene Holubnyak

    Eugene Holubnyak recently joined the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources as a Director of the Hydrogen Energy Research Center. He previously served over a decade as a CCUS program lead at the Kansas Geological Survey and spent five years working on the Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership at EERC. He has been a Principal Investigator on over $40M of the Department of Energy and other sponsored research and development projects on CCUS, Hydrogen, and critical minerals.

    Eugene is actively advising industry on CCUS and Hydrogen project development. He is working closely with Avalon International, Carbon Solutions LLC, and others.

    Eugene has served on multiple professional committees, including the KS Induced Seismicity Task Force, the State Carbon Capture Work Group, and the Regional Carbon Capture Deployment Initiative. Until recently, he organized and led the KS CCUS Task Force and represented Kansas at the CO2 Transport Infrastructure MOU. He also regularly provides training and seminars for the Climate Tech and Carbon Capture & Storage Industry.

    Eugene is also interested in space exploration and developments in Advanced Life Support Systems for space settlements. He is continuing research and publication activities in this area.

    Mark Shuster (Moderator)

    Mark Shuster is the Deputy Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin, overseeing the Bureau’s Energy Research Division. Mark also leads the GeoH2 consortium, which conducts research on geological storage of hydrogen, hydrogen value chains, and novel subsurface concepts applied to hydrogen. Mark joined the Bureau in 2016 after retiring from Shell. In Mark’s 30 year career at Shell, he worked in upstream research and exploration as a Geologist, Manager, Vice President, and Executive Vice President in the US, the Netherlands, Australia, Oman, and the U.A.E. on projects across the globe. Mark is a member of SPE, AAPG, and GSA. He is a past president of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies,former Vice-Chair of the American Geosciences Institute Foundation, and Trustee of the AAPG Foundation. Mark has a PhD in Geology from the University of Wyoming.

    This SPE webinar is sponsored by the Environmental Defense Fund and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.

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