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  • Module 1: Overview of Petroleum Geomechanics

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.15 credits offered Recorded On: 11/14/2018

    The focus of this webinar will be on defining what geomechanics is, why/when it is important in oilfield operations, and the history and technical competence of geomechanics.

    The focus of this webinar will be on defining what geomechanics is, why/when it is important in oilfield operations, and the history and technical competence of geomechanics. This webinar is primarily focused on decision-makers and less-technical individuals who have a need to understand geomechanics from a cost/value perspective, but who would not be expected to specify or evaluate geomechanics services themselves.

    Dr. Neal Nagel

    Chief Engineer, OilField Geomechanics LLC

    Dr. Nagel has over 30 years of industry experience having worked for ConocoPhillips for 20 years and as a consultant since then. He is a well-known expert in petroleum geomechanics and, specifically, the geomechanics of Unconventionals. Nagel has given many invited SPE, AAPG, HGS, SEG, and SPWLA presentations and training courses and has authored or coauthored more than 50 technical papers, with 20+ related to Unconventionals, including a keynote presentation at the 2014 SPE HFTC. He is currently the chairman of the SPE Geomechanics Technical Section, a recent petroleum geomechanics track lead for the annual ARMA conference, is a past SPE Distinguished Lecturer (2004 and 2016), was chief editor of the 2010 SPE Monograph on Solids Injection, and has served on the SPE Drilling and Completions Committee and been a local SPE section officer.

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  • Shale Development - Does Cheap Energy Really Mean Flaming Tap Water?

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.15 credits offered Recorded On: 11/08/2018

    Presented by William Fleckenstein

    Shale development in the US has been ongoing for at least the last decade, and many lessons can be learned from the US experience to help prevent air emissions and aquifer contamination in future developments around the world.  Media reports and films such as "Gasland" imply that shale development is widely polluting fresh water aquifers and the atmosphere, with a wide range of estimates of contamination. This lecture examines the risk of contamination of aquifers through wellbores, either by hydrocarbon migration or hydraulic fracturing operations, and is primarily based on a comprehensive three-year study funded by the US National Science Foundation examining nearly 18,000 wells drilled in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado, plus other relevant studies.  In the midst of the Wattenberg field is heavy urban and agricultural development, with over 30,000 water wells interspersed with the oil and gas wells, resulting in a natural laboratory to measure aquifer contamination. Lessons learned have universal applications with clear relationships established between well construction methods in both conventional and unconventional wells and contamination risks.

    Dr. William Fleckenstein

    Adjunct Faculty Member, Colorado School of Mines

    Dr. Fleckenstein is an adjunct faculty member at the Colorado School of Mines, where he served as Interim Petroleum Engineering Department Head 2012-2014, and he also serves as the managing partner in Fleckenstein, Eustes & Associates, consulting on projects worldwide. He holds BSc, ME, and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering and has 30 years experience primarily in drilling, completions and workovers, with direct experience on over 200 wells and involvement in horizontal wells and stimulations since 1990. Dr. Fleckenstein has numerous publications and patented technologies in multi-stage fracturing, annular seal testing, and downhole hydraulic rotation. 

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  • Separation internals: Field Installation and Inspection To Enable The Potential For Good Performance

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.15 credits offered Recorded On: 11/06/2018

    This presentation has the goal to describe how a proper factory inspection and field installation of the separation internals needs to be carried out. The installation and inspection must address the key issues that might occur to avoid poor separator performance.

    The process design of a separator many times requires solutions with a number of complex separation internals, which combined will provide the desired process performance. Even with the best designs, if the separation internals are not fabricated according to the defined requirements, do not fit in the vessel correctly, or even worse, are not properly installed, all the process design efforts are worthless. Field installation and inspection verification of internals is a critical step. This presentation has the goal to describe how a proper factory inspection and field installation of the separation internals needs to be carried out. The installation and inspection must address the key issues that might occur to avoid poor separator performance.

    Joao Paulo Sena

    Senior Project Manager, TechnipFMC

    Mr. Sena is a senior project manager for TechnipFMC, based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Joao Paulo has extensive management experience on EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) projects for oil, gas and water processing modules (pressure vessels, skids, separation internals) for the upstream and downstream markets. He has a Masters of Sciences degree in Aeronautical Engineering by the Brazilian Air Force Institute of Technology (ITA).

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  • Leadership in the Digital Age -- Interview with Shaharuddin Hamid Mustapha

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/31/2018

    Tune in to this 30-minute interview to gain insight into this industry expert’s personal views and professional experiences on how leadership challenges are similar yet different, in the world of digital transformation.

    Leadership is always important in any strategic program, but is the leadership challenge in a digital world any different that in safety or operational excellence programs?  To ensure global viewpoints and perspectives are considered, these interviews will feature top industry leaders who are developing and adopting digital solutions.

    Tune in to this 30-minute interview to gain insight into this industry expert’s personal views and professional experiences on how leadership challenges are similar yet different, in the world of digital transformation.

    Interview with: Shaharuddin Hamid Mustapha, Head of Integrated Operations, Center of Excellence, PETRONAS

    Interviewed by: Steve Smart, Digital Manager, Accenture Consulting

    Shaharuddin Hamid Mustapha

    Head of Integrated Operations, Center of Excellence, PETRONAS

    Shaharuddin leads the digitalization program across the Upstream Business. Currently, he is driving the implementation of digital oilfields, value chain optimization and future field development. He also leads the operations of the PETRONAS Digital Collaboration Centre in the PETRONAS Twin Towers. A Mechanical Engineering graduate, Shaharuddin started his career as a design and performance engineer in Motorsports, completing 5 seasons with the Sauber PETRONAS Formula 1 team. He progressed to managing research & development projects in automotive powertrains, fuel and lubricants testing, subsea robotics and unmanned aerial vehicles at PETRONAS Research before joining the Upstream Business.

    Members : Free!

    Non-members : USD 50.00

  • An Engineered Approach to Hydraulic Fracture the Vaca Muerta Shale

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.15 credits offered Recorded On: 10/25/2018

    This lecture seeks to explain a systematic approach to characterize, constrain and validate such models through integration of prefrac diagnostic injections, core data, independently-determined fracture dimensions, and postfrac production data. The final objective is to build predictive models that can be used to improve completion strategies in this promising play.

    In recent years, several papers have been published on the subject of rock properties, stress and permeability models in the Vaca Muerta unconventional formation, with the intention of understanding fractured well performance. In most cases, however, these publications have failed on providing sufficient information to adequately describe the generated models, nor have studied in detail the benefits and limitations of applying different schools of thought and incorporating field measurements during the design and evaluation of hydraulic fractures. This lecture seeks to explain a systematic approach to characterize, constrain and validate such models through integration of prefrac diagnostic injections, core data, independently-determined fracture dimensions, and postfrac production data. The final objective is to build predictive models that can be used to improve completion strategies in this promising play.

    Hernan Buijs

    Sr. Reservoir Engineer, Wintershall Holding GmbH

    Mr. Buijs' main interests lie on reservoir characterization, formation damage and reservoir stimulation, with a deep involvement in the area of hydraulic fracturing complex HP/HT reservoirs and all related technology. Hernan is extremely active within the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), currently serving in the Completions & Business, Management and Leadership Advisory Committees. He developed and taught numerous custom made courses on hydraulic fracturing and reservoir characterization as university professor, invited speaker or company in-house expert on matter. He received several local, regional and international awards.  He earned an Industrial Engineering degree and a Petroleum Engineering degree at the Institute of Technology of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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  • Erosion Management in Upstream Oil & Gas Industry

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.1 credits offered

    The presentation explains the approach used by the Oil and Gas Companies to manage the erosion threat in upstream projects and operations. The different aspects of the erosion management are discussed. These include erosion threat assessment, erosion modelling, mitigation methods, sand/erosion monitoring, and erosion risk assessment.

    The presentation explains the approach used by the Oil and Gas Companies to manage the erosion threat in upstream projects and operations. The different aspects of the erosion management are discussed. These include erosion threat assessment, erosion modelling, mitigation methods, sand/erosion monitoring, and erosion risk assessment.

    Dr. Ardjan Kopliku

    Speaker

    Dr. Kopliku is a materials and corrosion engineer working in the BP Upstream Engineering Center. He is the erosion subject matter expert and coordinates the work of the corrosion team in support of BP projects and operations. In NACE, Ardjan is the N1 “Corrosion Prevention and Control for Oil and Gas Production, Petroleum Refining, and Gas Processing Industries” Associate Technology Coordinator, he is the chair of TG 245 “Oil and Gas Production, Erosion Management” and chair of KS-5 “Visibility”.

    Ardjan graduated in Special Physics in Albania and obtained its Ph.D. in Materials Engineering at the Milan Polytechnic in Milan, Italy. He then joined the Italian oil company Eni as a material and corrosion engineer. He joined BP in 2004, where he has covered several roles. He has been the Discipline Lead for Corrosion, Materials and Welding, Corrosion Engineering Team Leader for the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations, and has led several multidisciplinary teams.

    In NACE, he has been the chair of STG 32 “Oil and Gas Production—Metallurgy” and chair of TG 299 “Petroleum, petrochemical, and natural gas industries—Materials for use in H2S-containing environments in oil and gas production” and has chaired the Symposium “Advances in Materials for Oil and Gas Production” during the NACE Corrosion Conference 2014.

    Ardjan is author of 29 papers and articles on corrosion and material selection.

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  • METTLER TOLEDO Expert Hour -- Good Titration Practice of Petrochemicals

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/23/2018

    Content for this webinar is provided by METTLER TOLEDO. By registering, your contact information will be shared with the sponsor.

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    This Good Titration Practice (GTP) Petrochemical Webinar offers knowledge and tips to assist you in optimizing your oil and fuel analysis such as Karl Fischer water determination, TAN, TBN, and mercaptans.

    Matt Eby

    Technical Applications Consultant, METTLER TOLEDO

    Mr. Eby has a BA in Chemistry from Ohio University and has worked at METTLER TOLEDO for 15 years in a variety of roles related to titration sales, support, marketing, product management, key account management and technical consultation. Matt is currently a Technical Applications Consultant in the Laboratory Division of METTLER TOLEDO United States. Prior to working at METTLER TOLEDO, Matt worked in a pharmaceutical test lab as a Quality Control Chemist.

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    Content for this webinar is provided by METTLER TOLEDO. By registering, your contact information will be shared with the sponsor.

    About METTLER TOLEDO

    METTLER TOLEDO is a global manufacturer and marketer of scales and analytical instruments for use in laboratory, industrial, and food retailing applications.

  • I MPD……..Do You?

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.15 credits offered Recorded On: 10/23/2018

    This discussion will take a close look at Managed Pressure Drilling in the context of Winner or Also Ran. For those new to MPD, a brief overview will allow everyone to be on a common page. Deployment on land, offshore and deepwater will be discussed, with case studies of why it was deployed and if the objective was achieved. Further, each case will also interrogate additional benefits that surpassed expectations. Analysis of MPD failures will also be discussed, so the argument is balanced. On conclusion, the audience will be able to assess for themselves…..is MPD a winner? And if not, why not?

    The drilling community are benefactors of fantastic technology waves that revolutionize how hydrocarbons are brought to society.  Over the years, some tremendous step-changes have completely altered drilling and production strategies.  Think about a few….. the Kelly rig….oh wait, the topdrive!  Mud motors….. the bent sub, the adjustable bend motor, rotary steerable systems……motor driven rotary steerable systems!  Milled tooth bits…..insert bits…..PDC bits…..steerable PDC bits……hybrid bits…..geometrical cutters on PCD bits!  The list goes on, and clearly these evolutions are paradigm shifts.  Others, however, never quite reach their promise.  Coiled tubing drilling, expandable casing, casing while drilling, 6 levels of multi-lateral technology that only subject matter experts can keep straight…….

    What differentiates the winners from the others?  Certainly, the math answers this question for most – dollars per foot.  A quick run on the economics of the project and you realize why some made it and others struggle.  If you dissect this question a bit more, you’ll realize the answer may lie in the beholder of who holds the calculator.  The drilling engineer can easily weigh the cost-benefit analysis against an AFE.  Some of these technologies deliver benefits that reach beyond the drilling engineer’s budget, though.  Reservoir contact, production improvement, well assurance over the life of the well…..these are more difficult equations to solve.  Elimination of trouble is one specific equation that fits squarely in the advanced math category, a place where some bright technologies go to die….

    This discussion will take a close look at Managed Pressure Drilling in the context of Winner or Also Ran.  For those new to MPD, a brief overview will allow everyone to be on a common page.  Deployment on land, offshore and deepwater will be discussed, with case studies of why it was deployed and if the objective was achieved.  Further, each case will also interrogate additional benefits that surpassed expectations.  Analysis of MPD failures will also be discussed, so the argument is balanced.  On conclusion, the audience will be able to assess for themselves…..is MPD a winner?  And if not, why not?

    Blaine Dow

    Drilling Consultant

    Mr. Dow, BSc Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Canada, 1993, skipped his graduation ceremony and joined Anadrill in Western Canada as an MWD engineer.  In 1994 he started directional drilling.  Good fortunes presented an opportunity to work in the Norwegian and Dutch North Sea for a year, preparing him for offshore Eastern Canada, where he spent 3 years on the Hibernia Platform.  After his field career, he’s focused his attention on client drilling challenges in many different capacities with Schlumberger.  The past 8 years, he’s focused his attention on MPD engineering, applications and technology development.  He’s been actively involved in SPE and IADC for the past 10 years, writing papers, serving on committees, and sharing ideas with passionate drillers.  

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  • Introduction to the Digital Oilfield 2.0

    Contains 9 Component(s), 1.1 credits offered

    The turn of the 21st century brought about more affordable sensors, field automation and process control technology to the industry.

    Description: 

    The turn of the 21st century brought about more affordable sensors, field automation and process control technology to the industry. At the time, the industry was enjoying high oil prices, although natural gas prices were declining due to major new supply discoveries in the Marcellus/Utica. New capital projects were designed, which collected large volumes and varieties of data. The availability of more data drove advances in workflow solutions that combined near-real-time data with structured data in order to produce the first predictive analytics solutions. This placed decision support for offshore drilling of complex wells, directional drilling for horizontal wells, equipment health for critical rotating equipment, water flood and steam flood optimization – onshore, at your fingertips, where your company experts lived.  The arrival of more, real-time systems and different varieties of data stressed the traditional data infrastructure. Data marts, federated or virtual architectures, and workflow orchestration were some of the approaches tried to enable these new workflow demands. This was in the midst of a high-price environment. A good business case could be made to increase production now, or add reserves to produce later. The focus was on volumes, not cost. Projects were scaled down or abandoned once the bottom dropped out of the oil market; turning the focus to cost reduction.

    Duration: 10.5 hours 

    Content: 

    • Emerging digital technologies
    • IT and OT convergence
    • Sensors and control systems (SCADA)
    • Remote decision support environments
    • Workflow automation
    • Process optimization        
    • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
    • Big Data
    • Digital core
    • Five stages of digitization

    To purchase this course as part of the series, go to: A Foundation for Petroleum Data Analytics

    Jim Crompton

    Speaker

    Jim retired from Chevron in 2013 after almost 37 years. After moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jim established the Reflections Data Consulting LLC to continue his work in the area of data management and analytics for the Oil & Gas industry. 

    Jim was a Distinguished Lecturer for the Society of Petroleum Engineers in 2010-2011, speaking on the topic of “Putting the Focus on Data.” He is a frequent speaker at SPE conferences on Digital/Intelligent Energy. His interests lie in the full spectrum of the information value chain from data capture, data management, data visualization, data access, modeling and analytics, simulations and serious gaming.

    Jim graduated from the Colorado School of Mines (BS in Geophysical Engineering in 1974 and MS in Geophysics in 1976) before joining Chevron in Denver, Colorado.  He later earned an MBA degree (1996) from Our Lady of the Lake University (San Antonio, Texas).

    In 1999, Crompton was elected to the position of chair of the general committee of PIDX (Petroleum Industry Data Exchange), the API electronic commerce subcommittee.  Jim was able to influence the direction of the standards setting activities towards emerging technologies, such as XML, and new electronic business models in the energy industry.

    In acknowledgement of his contributions in applications of information technology to business problems, Jim was named a Chevron Fellow in 2002. In 2013, Jim co-authored a book, titled The Future Belongs to the Digital Engineer with Dr. Dutch Holland, focusing on the issues of the impact of emerging digital technology on oil and gas operations.

    In 2017, Jim was named as the PNEC Cornerstone award winner. Jim was selected to be on the board of the SPE Digital Energy Technology Section (DETS) and is chair of the Digital Transformation committee under DETS. Starting January, 2018, Jim teaches a graduate level course in “Petroleum Data Analytics” at the Colorado School of Mines.

    1.1 CEUs and 11 PDHs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

    To purchase this course as part of the series, go to: A Foundation for Petroleum Data Analytics

  • A Review of Data Analytics Techniques and Data Management Infrastructure

    Contains 9 Component(s), 0.4 credits offered

    Data volume is exploding — more than 90% of today’s data was created in the last few years, and there is an exponential increase in new types of data, with mobile, social media, video, and the Industrial Internet of Things adding to the growth of seismic, reservoir, drilling, production, and engineering data.

    Description: 

    Data volume is exploding — over 90% of today’s data was created in the last few years and there is an exponential increase in new types of data, with mobile, social media, video and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) adding to the growth of seismic, reservoir, drilling, production, and engineering data.

    Duration: 4.0 hours 

    Content: 

    • Volume, Velocity and Variety
    • Data federation
    • Data integration
    • Data modeling
    • Regression analysis
    • Neural networks        
    • Machine learning and deep learning
    • Business intelligence
    • Data visualization (dashboards, data story telling)
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Big Data

    To purchase this course as part of the series, go to: A Foundation for Petroleum Data Analytics

    Jim Crompton

    Speaker

    Jim retired from Chevron in 2013 after almost 37 years. After moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jim established the Reflections Data Consulting LLC to continue his work in the area of data management and analytics for the Oil & Gas industry. 

    Jim was a Distinguished Lecturer for the Society of Petroleum Engineers in 2010-2011, speaking on the topic of “Putting the Focus on Data.” He is a frequent speaker at SPE conferences on Digital/Intelligent Energy. His interests lie in the full spectrum of the information value chain from data capture, data management, data visualization, data access, modeling and analytics, simulations and serious gaming.

    Jim graduated from the Colorado School of Mines (BS in Geophysical Engineering in 1974 and MS in Geophysics in 1976) before joining Chevron in Denver, Colorado.  He later earned an MBA degree (1996) from Our Lady of the Lake University (San Antonio, Texas).

    In 1999, Crompton was elected to the position of chair of the general committee of PIDX (Petroleum Industry Data Exchange), the API electronic commerce subcommittee.  Jim was able to influence the direction of the standards setting activities towards emerging technologies, such as XML, and new electronic business models in the energy industry.

    In acknowledgement of his contributions in applications of information technology to business problems, Jim was named a Chevron Fellow in 2002. In 2013, Jim co-authored a book, titled The Future Belongs to the Digital Engineer with Dr. Dutch Holland, focusing on the issues of the impact of emerging digital technology on oil and gas operations.

    In 2017, Jim was named as the PNEC Cornerstone award winner. Jim was selected to be on the board of the SPE Digital Energy Technology Section (DETS) and is chair of the Digital Transformation committee under DETS. Starting January, 2018, Jim teaches a graduate level course in “Petroleum Data Analytics” at the Colorado School of Mines.

    0.4 CEUs and 4 PDHs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

    To purchase this course as part of the series, go to: A Foundation for Petroleum Data Analytics