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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 01/09/2023 at 10:00 AM (EST)

    There is increasing interest in evaluating different approaches for managing fresh and produced water to minimize adverse environmental impacts, including surface water and ground water contamination and induced seismicity. Various approaches will be discussed, such as produced water reuse for hydraulic fracturing, treatment and use for irrigation.

    The purpose of this panel is to discuss water management strategies, best practices, reporting and metrics in the energy industry.

    There is increasing interest in evaluating different approaches for managing fresh and produced water to minimize adverse environmental impacts, including surface water and ground water contamination and induced seismicity. Various approaches will be discussed, such as produced water reuse for hydraulic fracturing, treatment and use for irrigation.

    Applications for unconventional reservoirs throughout the US will be discussed, with emphasis on case studies in the Permian basin.

    This webinar is categorized under the Production and Operations technical discipline.

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Bridget Scanlon and Kenneth Carlson and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Bridget Scanlon and Kenneth Carlson.

    Bridget Scanlon

    Bridget Scanlon is a Senior Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin. Her degrees are in Geology with a focus on hydrogeology with a B.A. Mod. from Trinity College, Dublin (1980); M.Sc. from the Univ. of Alabama (1983), and Ph.D. from the Univ. of Kentucky (1985). She has worked at the Univ. of Texas since 1987. Her current research emphasizes the interdependence of water and energy, focusing on water quantity aspects. Her group has evaluated water issues related to unconventional oil and gas production in the U.S., including historical and projected water volumes related to water scarcity in semiarid regions, induced seismicity, and disposal capacity. She has authored or co-authored ~175 publications. Dr. Scanlon is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and of the Geological Society of America and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

    Kenneth Carlson

    Kenneth Carlson is the Director of the Center for Energy Water Sustainability (CEWS) and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. He has over 30 years of experience in addressing water related issues; especially optimizing the synergies between water and energy and has championed efforts to increase the sustainability of water use in the oil and gas industry for over 10 years. CEWS employs scientists, engineers and researchers working on various energy-water sustainability initiatives. On-going efforts include developing and deploying the industry’s first standardized freshwater reporting framework and metrics that would assess and certify oil and gas operators on their water stewardship program and thereby enable and encourage operator efforts towards freshwater stewardship, an important component of a responsibly sourced gas (RSG) certification program. Carlson has a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, MS in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado.

    Eric Daniels (Moderator)

    Eric Daniels, Ph.D., is a Senior Hydrogeologist and Remediation Specialist in Chevron’s Technical Center HSE Function, with 30years of experience. Eric received his M.S. and Ph.D.  degrees in Geology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He integrates expertise in hydrogeology, remediation technology, and geochemistry, and collaborates with   engineering experts, to develop practical solutions to reduce environmental impacts at Chevron upstream and downstream operations, and help solve oilfield well performance problems. His current technical work focuses in three principle areas:

    • -R&D, technical consultation, and strategic guidance for groundwater remediation solutions at Chevron’s marketing, chemical, refining, and upstream facilities.
    • -Recommended practices and guidance for environmental stewardship in shale asset operations, with respect to groundwater protection and water management.  
    • -Application of water geochemistry data to assess and mitigate oilfield production problems.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 01/05/2023 at 10:00 AM (EST)

    Drawing upon the 3.8-billion-year natural history of life evolving on planet Earth, this talk explores biomimicry solutions that offer an opportunity for oil and gas professionals to take action and bring about sustainable and regenerative outcomes across the entire value chain of the industry.

    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 Includes a Live Web Event on 12/15/2022 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    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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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/05/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)

    Drawing upon the 3.8-billion-year natural history of life evolving on planet Earth, this talk explores biomimicry solutions that offer an opportunity for oil and gas professionals to take action and bring about sustainable and regenerative outcomes across the entire value chain of the industry.

    As today’s nonpareil of information and technology advances, innovators must pace the ever-changing landscapes of their fields to realize the value in their efforts. With the imminence of climate change, the urgency increases for technologies that can be converted into successful innovations.

    Drawing upon the 3.8-billion-year natural history of life evolving on planet Earth, this talk explores biomimicry solutions that offer an opportunity for oil and gas professionals to take action and bring about sustainable and regenerative outcomes across the entire value chain of the industry. We also discuss deep patterns in natural evolutionary ecologies, seeking analogous strategies for innovation, especially in fields that feel stuck in the “way things are done”.  

    This webinar is categorized under the Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability technical discipline.

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Flora Moon, Farid Mohamed and Nick Heier and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Flora Moon, Farid Mohamed and Nick Heier.

    Farid Mohamed

    Farid Mohamed is a passionately curious creative thinker and problem solver who thrives in collaborative environments to discover and implement innovative strategies. As a biomimicry professional, he adopts an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable and regenerative solutions to human challenges by emulating time-tested biological intelligence, patterns and strategies found in nature. He is dedicated in helping to create products, processes and systems, and forming new ways of living that are well adapted to all life on earth over the long haul. With a rich background in Oil and Gas industry (over 16 years of Geomechanics technical consulting experience), he is keen to re-imagine how the energy industry can generously and positively contribute to the well-being of society, nature and the planet. He holds master’s degrees in Geoscience and Biomimicry.

    Nick Heier

    Nick Heier comes to Biomimicry 3.8 after serving more than 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and Special Operations Forces. He is an alumnus of Arizona State University with Master of Science degrees in both Biomimicry and Construction Management and Technologies. He has also earned a professional certification from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Innovation and Technology. His work focuses on enhancing innovation adoption rates in the building industry for sustainable technologies.

    Originally from Philadelphia, Nick currently resides in Colorado Springs, USA with his family. Outside of work you can find Nick outdoors, exploring the world around him and practicing all sorts of yoga.

    Flora Moon

    Flora Moon is the sustainability director for Expressworks, a change management consultancy that helps clients navigate systemic change. A former award-winning filmmaker, Moon’s focus is now on change and transformation, helping people move from current to next state successfully. Her clients have included DuPont, Halliburton, Williams and Chevron as well as the City of Houston and national / international NGOs. Moon has served on the SPE Sustainable Development Technical Section Steering Committee since 2016 and is one of the co-founders of the SPE Gaia Sustainability Program.

    She currently co-leads the natural capital and regeneration effort for Gaia.  Moon is the author of several papers on sustainability and strategy. In 2020 she received the SPE Sustainability and Stewardship Award from the Gulf Coast Region and the Environment and Energy Leaders Award in 2021. She is the recipient of the 2022 SPE Sustainability and Stewardship Award.

    Nihal Mounir (Moderator)

    Nihal Mounir is a graduate teaching assistant at Imperial College London and a member of the group of experts on carbon neutrality with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Her work focuses on carbon capture and storage, low-carbon technologies, and decarbonisation of energy-intensive industries. She has more than 7 years of experience in oil and gas reservoir geomechanics, production operations, drilling waste management, and petroleum engineering consulting.

    Nihal is one of the founders and the first chair of the SPE Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She is also the chair of SPE Young Member Engagement committee and the co-lead for the natural capital topic within the SPE Gaia Board. She previously held several SPE volunteer positions within the Young Professionals Committee in Egypt as well as a director on the SPE Egypt Section Board. Nihal holds a MSc degree from the imperial college London in petroleum engineering and a bachelors degree in natural gas and petroleum engineering from Alexandria University.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/01/2022 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    Successful geothermal reservoir exploration, characterization, and development requires a thorough understanding of the physical properties of reservoir rocks and their associated fracture systems.

    Laboratory analysis of Rock and Fluids for Carbon Utilization and Storage pave the path to carbon neutrality through two aspects: first, extension of asset life through enhanced hydrocarbon recovery from depleted reservoirs; and second, safe and environmentally impactful carbon storage in both depleted reservoirs and/or existing aquifers. From the onset of any project, measurements are critical for the characterization of storage capacity, chemical alteration potential during injection, caprock integrity and containment, and conformance monitoring.

    For safe and environmentally impactful carbon injection and storage, which we will be focusing on the webinar, core analysis laboratories must study the pristine rock, CO2 interaction with target reservoirs, and sensitivity of caprock-to-CO2-rich-fluids, striving for new dynamic balance between maximum storage, injectivity and containment; all while maintaining public safety. These studies cover three main pillars: (1) Storage characterization which includes reservoir mapping, site characterization, porosity, salinity, and matrix chemistry; (2) Injectivity/CO2 exposure emphasizing reservoir injection rates which take into account CO2-Brine / CO2-Hydrocarbon and rock-CO2-rich fluid interactions, injection operation influence on stresses affecting both reservoir and caprock, and CO2-caprock integrity; and finally (3) Containment and conformance for long-term monitoring and mitigation of unexpected events.

    We will define laboratory’s role in CCUS projects as part of the unbreakable “Log (Seismic) – Laboratory – Modeling” value chain, discuss what differentiates a CO2-ready lab, and what new technologies must be put in service to achieve successful development and operations of carbon storage.

    Laboratory measurements provide invaluable insight into challenges of assessment and characterization of the current state of the reservoir; Further, laboratories help in understanding ‘what’s next?’, and are uniquely positioned to tackle the challenges yet to manifest themselves during the carbon business lifecycle.

    This webinar is categorized under the Reservoir technical discipline.

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

    Vitaly Afanasiev

    Vitaly Afanasiev is the Business Development Manager for SLB Reservoir Laboratories, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He joined SLB in 2005. During the first part of his career, Vitaly was running and, later, managing sampling operations, wellsite and laboratories analysis of fluids and rocks in Russia, United Arab Emirates, and United States. The latter part of his career has been focused on sales and commercial aspects, business development and introduction of new technologies, including digital rock analysis for rock and fluids characterization with worldwide coverage. Vitaly works to strengthen laboratories ability to provide invaluable insight into resolving the challenges that lie within assessment and characterization of state of the reservoir, to help in understanding ‘what’s next’ for the client, and to be ready to tackle the challenges that yet to manifest themselves in Energy Transition applications. Afanasiev holds a PhD degree in management of social and economic systems.

    Denis Klemin (Moderator)

    Denis Klemin is a Digital Rock Domain Champion at SLB in Houston, USA. He joined SLB in 2005. The first part of his career concentrated on reservoir simulation, problems of oil, gas and gas-condensate flow behavior and sampling, numerical and analytical modeling of oil recovery. The latter part of his career has been focused on the reservoir characterization, managing and executing digital rock analysis RCA, SCAL and EOR projects. He has published in technical journals, holds patents for various innovations. Klemin holds a MSc degree in computer science and applied math and a PhD degree in geophysics. He is a member of the SPE Reservoir Technical Discipline Advisory Committee and its sub-committee Core Analysis.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar focuses on the convenience of using the fractional approach to analyze transient pressure and rate field data. Also, this webinar addresses the pressure transient analysis with the fractal and the triple-porosity/dual-permeability models and the production consequences of these two more general continuous models.

    In a follow-up to the Savvy Separator article (link below), this webinar discusses strategies and methods to troubleshoot and optimize separator performance and design.

    Savvy Separator Series

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

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

    Graeme Smith

    Graeme Smith is responsible for process engineering and production chemistry for Murphy Oil’s Gulf of Mexico assets. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Monash University, Australia, and is a chartered engineer with The Institute of Chemical Engineers. 

    Dag Kvamsdal (Moderator)

    Dag Kvamsdal holds a master of engineering degree from the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology. He has more than 25 years experience as an process engineer specialized in oil and gas separation. Dag Kvamsdal; has been involved in product development of separators, scrubbers and cyclones, and holds several patents within the field. Currently he has the position as Separation Domain Expert in Schlumberger.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/17/2022

    This presentation will cover following topics: Basic hydraulics, DRA basics, Case studies, and Subsea Injection equipment available.

    The injection of Drag Reducing Agents (DRA), is a valuable tool for pipeline operators to greatly increase the flexibility of a pipeline asset. Their value can be realized all across the pipeline lifecycle, as operational goals change with changing market conditions. DRAs, whose active ingredient is an ultra-high molecular weight polymer, are injected into pipeline fluids to reduce the level of turbulence occurring in the pipe. This effect is quantified by a calculated quantity termed drag reduction. The application of DRA allows operators to maximize their existing pipeline assets by increasing the pipeline flow rate, reducing operational pressures, minimizing operating expense, or a combination of these, all with little or no modification to the asset or other capital expenditure. As the operational goals of the pipeline operator change over the life of the asset, DRA can be applied to meet those changing goals almost effortlessly.

    This presentation will cover following topics:  Basic hydraulics, DRA basics, Case studies, and Subsea Injection equipment available.

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

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

    Dr. Yung Lee

    Dr. Yung Lee is the Director of Engineering & Technical Services for LiguidPower Specialty Products Inc. (LSPI). He has been involved in the development and evolution of drag reducing agents (DRA) technology for over 30 years, and has played an instrumental role in LSPI's 40-year track record of global DRA technology leadership. Launched under Conoco, the business continued under ConocoPhillips when the two companies merged, and under Phillips 66 when it spun off from ConocoPhillips, prior to the acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway in 2014.

    Dr. Lee has been granted 5 patents around the development of new DRA products for the pipeline industry, and has written and presented numerous papers focused on fluid flow and DRA applications.

    Dr. Lee holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. Prior to joining the business in 1988, he held a variety of positions within research and engineering for several different organizations.

    Luis Zerpa Acosta (Moderator)

    Luis Zerpa is an Associate Professor at the Petroleum Engineering Department of the Colorado School of Mines. Luis received his degrees in Mechanical Engineering (BS and MS) from the University of Zulia (Venezuela) and PhD in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a faculty member of the Center for Hydrate Research at MINES, and has been working on hydrate research for over 10 years covering experimental and modeling work of hydrates in flow assurance.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/14/2022

    This webinar includes a summary of the Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section work on interoperability.

    Synopsis of the presentation:

    • Summary of the Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section work on interoperability
    • Case history of interoperability
    • Building data adaptors
    • Challenges to achieving interoperability and automation
    • Path forward
    • Q&A

    This webinar is categorized under the Drilling technical discipline.

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Hari Koduru and Son Pham and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Hari Koduru and Son Pham.

    Hari Koduru

    Hari Koduru has more than 28 years in software development, over 17 years of which were in the Oil & Gas industry. Mr. Koduru has personally developed and then led the development of several mission critical enterprise software applications and products in various verticals. As the Senior Technical Advisor at Energistics, the Oil & Gas data exchange consortium, and one of the members of the core team that developed the Energistics Transfer Protocol (ETP), Mr. Koduru was a key contributor to the standards body.

    He co-founded SigmaStream with a vision of building a true data-driven automation platform. Mr. Koduru also worked at BP, Nabors Drilling and Baker Hughes before then where he gained wide ranging experience on all fronts of the Oil & Gas drilling industry. Prior to Oil & Gas, Mr. Koduru worked in the areas of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), travel and hospitality, scheduling and route optimization, and business intelligence.

    Son Pham

    Son Pham has over 27 years in the Oil & Gas industry, primarily in well construction, with both service and operating companies. He serves as Chief Business Development Officer for SigmaStream and also plays a key roll in developing analytics and KPIs to help operational personnel make butter use of data and software technologies.

    Mr. Pham started his career with Baker Hughes as an Engineer working in the areas of directional drilling, surveying, MWD/LWD, well planning, and drilling optimization and support. He served as Drilling Coordinator and Operations Manager in Indonesia and Malaysia for eight years prior to returning to the US. Before joining SigmaStream, Mr. Pham was the Directional Drilling Subject Matter Expert in the ConocoPhillips Global Wells group. He served as Chair of the SPE Wellbore Positioning Technical Section (a.k.a. ISCWSA). He is also involved with SPE DSATS, D-WIS, IADC, IADD, and IADE. He has been issued nine US patents in the areas of data analytics/algorithms, data visualization methodologies, edge compute system design, survey manage technologies, and SAGD drilling techniques.

    Deep Joshi (Moderator)

    Deep Joshi is a Research Engineer at Corva. He has a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. He joined Corva in 2021 as an intern in 2019 and 2020 and full-time in 2021. He has a bachelor's in Petroleum Engineering from PDEU, India and a Masters in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Houston. His research focuses on Directional drilling, drilling automation, and data science.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/10/2022

    This webinar covers how multiscale modeling approaches can enhance and augment traditional modeling for certain flow processes in porous media.

    This webinar covers how multiscale modeling approaches can enhance and augment traditional modeling for certain flow processes in porous media.

    This webinar is categorized under the Reservoir technical discipline.

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

    Ram Ratnakar

    Ram R. Ratnakar is a Subject Matter Expert of thermodynamics/PVT and a Sr. Researcher in R&D - Mathematics and Computation discipline in Shell International Exploration & Production Inc., Houston, Texas. He is serving as Editor-in-chief of Upstream Oil & Gas Technology Journal, Editorial advisor of J. of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, and a member of few SPE’s advisory committees: Reservoir Technical Discipline (RAC), Data Science and Engineering Analytics (DSEA), and Geothermal Energy (GE). He received his B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Houston, Texas, USA. He has served as technical reviewer of various prestigious peer review journals, authored more than 50 technical articles, and contributed significantly to the areas of multiscale modeling, reactive-transport, PVT and new energy technologies such as hydrogen, dense energy careers, carbon capture and utilization, and electrification.

    Sathish Sankaran (Moderator)

    Sathish Sankaran has over 20 years of diversified industry experience in technology development, consulting, project execution and management working on several international, deepwater, and US onshore projects. His areas of specialization include digital oilfield technologies, reservoir management, field development optimization, uncertainty analysis, production operations, and advanced process automation.

    At Xecta Digital Labs, he leads an engineering team in the development of digital solutions for energy industry by fusing physics and data analytics methods for applications in reservoir, production, facilities, and downstream processes.

    Sathish is a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and served in several roles including advisory positions, chairperson and committee member in industry initiatives, and authored industry reports on applications of data analytics in reservoir engineering.

    He has a B.Eng. (Honors) degree in Chemical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS – Pilani, India), M.S degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Cincinnati and Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Houston.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/07/2022

    This webinar will look at the peculiarities of CO2, from the Joule-Thomson effect to the injectivity gap, and how the injected stream reacts with well materials (steel, cement, rock) in the long and short term. Must I use CO2-resistant cement? Is wet CO2 corrosion so bad? (Spoiler: no and yes).

    Almost all countries have committed to meeting the environmental goals of the Paris Agreement. One of the ways to achieve targets is Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS): this requires the identification of reservoirs capable of long-term sequestration.

    If we are to store captured CO2 in depleted oil and gas reservoirs utilizing legacy wells, we will need to evaluate and address well integrity issues of these wells. This includes the determination if legacy wells are suitable to be re-used for CCUS or if plug and abandonment is the better option.  Plug and abandonment (P&A) techniques have improved considerably over the years, but some wells may have not been plugged correctly the first time to allow them to withstand re-pressurization with CO2, this is especially true for old exploration wells. Considerations for cost of land versus offshore wells is also a contributing factor for project decisions.

    Why worry? Can't we just ignore legacy wells? Are wells drilled specifically for CCUS intrinsically safer? How can we make sure they are?

    This webinar will look at the peculiarities of CO2, from the Joule-Thomson effect to the injectivity gap, and how the injected stream reacts with well materials (steel, cement, rock) in the long and short term. Must I use CO2-resistant cement? Is wet CO2 corrosion so bad? (Spoiler: no and yes).

    We will also review how the peculiar behavior and the design constraints affect a well’s conceptual basis of design and critical scenarios, with an emphasis on barrier performance requirement and qualification.

    This webinar is categorized under the Completions technical discipline.

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

    Matteo Loizzo

    Matteo Loizzo has been an international consultant in well integrity and CO2 storage for 12 years. His previous career with Schlumberger spanned field operations, research & development, QHSE and carbon dioxide geological storage (CCUS). His current research interests include harnessing creeping formations (such as salt and shales) to help control well leaks, modeling leaks through cement, inverting geophysical measurements and quantifying methane emissions from oil & gas wells. He also provides technical training in the field of CCUS, plug & abandonment, well integrity, management systems, and process safety.

    Matteo holds an Master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Rome university “La Sapienza”, Italy, has authored or coauthored 31 technical papers as well as a book chapter on CO2 storage, and he’s the Program Chair of the SPE Well Integrity Technical Section.

     

    Manish Srivastava (Moderator)

    Manish Srivastava has over 30 years of Upsteam experience in Work over, completions, Well operations and Well Integrity. He has worked in national Oil companies in India, Kuwait and Abu Dhabi. He currently works as a Specialist-Well Integrity in ADNOC Offshore based in Abu Dhab. He serves on three SPE committee: WITS, Membership and Education and Accreditation.

    Manish has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Finance.

     

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