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  • Hydraulic Unit Determination and Permeability Prediction Based on Flow Zone Indicator Using Cluster Analysis

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​The aim of this webinar is to highlight that a hydraulic unit’s zonation process requires a supervised learning approach instead of a Classical discrimination approach based on subjective geological observations or empirical relationships between permeability porosity data.

    The aim of this webinar is to highlight that a hydraulic unit’s zonation process requires a supervised learning approach instead of a Classical discrimination approach based on subjective geological observations or empirical relationships between permeability porosity data. It will be based on the paper SPE-169307. Flow zone indicator incorporates geological attributes of texture and mineralogy to discriminate distinctive hydraulic units. MULTI- RESOLUTION GRAPH-BASED CLUSTERING (MGRC) is a very powerful non-parametric algorithm which allows to define the optimal number of hydraulic units. The methodology was applied to a Venezuelan sandstone reservoir. Compared to previously used methods it yielded to increase accuracy permeability prediction and identifying different rock types. The methodology integrated all geological information available (core descriptions, image log, lithofacies, XRD, thin section and SEM information). Results obtained were verified using a numerical simulation model.

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

    César Aguilar

    Senior Petrophysicist, PDVSA

    Mr. Aguilar is a Senior Petrophysicist with PDVSA since 2005. His interests include reservoir characterization, cluster analysis, special logs interpretation and data mining. Cesar holds a specialization in Petroleum studies from IFP. He is a SPE and SPWLA member. He has 9 technical publications presented at 3 international congress and numerous articles in digital magazines.

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  • Community Health and Wellbeing: a Pillar of Responsible and Sustainable Projects

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/13/2019

    Public health integrates occupational and community health initiatives to enhance the wellbeing of its workforce, their families and the communities. Speakers present internal process for identifying and managing health impacts.

    This webinar consists of four sections:

    #1 - Introduction of the issue of community health and its determinants.

    #2 - Case Study 1 - In the recent years, IOGP Companies mission are focusing not only on energy but also on a possible role in sustainable development of partner countries recognizing, in the general objective of the socio-economic development, the promotion of social/health welfare as an essential requirement. In this regard, a HIA (or ESHIA) could provide the opportunity to widen the situation analysis beyond the Industrial area of influence, and impacts mitigation purposes, converging on Public Social/Health needs of a given population in their wider administrative and/or territorial context. Therefore, the results of HIA could easily provide “food for thoughts” and the opportunity of integrating mitigation plans with wider and comprehensive Community Health initiatives, for instance, in a District or Province. Eni, based on its best practices, will present their internal process for identifying and managing health impacts as part of their ESHIA system and will illustrate its possible advantages and experience of this approach.

    #3 - Case Study 2 - Public health at BP integrates occupational and community health initiatives to enhance the wellbeing of its workforce, their families and the communities where BP operates and lives through collaborative, sustainable programs aimed at: facilitating access to care; building capacity and capability; communicating risk and promoting responsible science. BP will present a case study developing a public health strategy for BP business in Angola. It will provide an overview of the community investment strategy in Angola with a focus on framework used to enhance interface and provide synergies between different sectors (private, public, third sector) in regards to public health initiatives and social performance agendas to reduce duplication of efforts and maximise benefits.

    #4 - Panel Discussion

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Yina Xiao, Delya Sommerville and Joyce Jose and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Yina Xiao, Delya Sommerville and Joyce Jose.

    Yina Xiao

    Regional Health Advisor and Eni Foundation Myanmar Project Team Leader

    Yina is currently working as regional health advisor in Eni Far East region and Eni Foundation Myanmar project team leader, based in Yangon, Myanmar. She is specialized in public health project management and HIA in developing country setting. She provides supervision for the Health Impact Assessments (HIA) since 2013, which the company conducts in multiple geographic regions in both the project and strategic level. She was involved in the oil & gas industry HIA guideline revision led by the company. At the moment, Yina also co-chairs the Health Section of International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), as leading global network on impact assessment.

    Delya Sommerville

    Public Health, Health Informatics and Systems Director, BP

    Delya works in BP’s corporate health and leads a team managing global health systems, health performance data analysis and public health. Her previous health roles at BP included managing health programs in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and the UK. Delya’s professional focus is on digital health and broader public health issues. She is passionate about health impact assessment processes within the industry. She lives in Washington DC with her family, and is focusing on completing her part time doctorate at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

    Joyce Jose

    Senior Communications Advisor, BP

    Joyce is responsible for curating, creating and planning delivery of internal communications content across BP North Sea region, in line with continuous improvement plans. Her previous role as Sustainability Manager in Angola included managing and implementing the community and social investment portfolio in support of BP´s activities in the country. Joyce is experienced in delivery of participatory social research and events management in Angola and the UK. Her main interests include working in strategic planning, developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks and volunteering in mentoring schemes for youth as well as disaster and humanitarian initiatives.

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  • Making the Right Selection (Coalescer vs Filter‐Separator)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/12/2019

    ​The selection of a natural gas pipeline filter is a simple task that is as easy as selecting a valve,flange gasket, or any other commodity product. Almost nothing could be further from the truth!

    The selection of a natural gas pipeline filter is a simple task that is as easy as selecting a valve,flange gasket, or any other commodity product. Almost nothing could be further from the truth!

    Gas phase filtration and separation is a mature science. It is very predictable when contaminant species are known and exist at a relatively constant concentration. Predictable contaminant conditions are rarely experienced in natural gas pipelines. Natural gas pipelines can contain condensed hydrocarbon liquids, produced water, reservoir and well completion solids, pipeline degradation solids, well head chemicals, pipeline treatment chemicals, processing chemicals, and compressor lube oils just to name a few. Two or more of these contaminant species will commonly mix and create contaminant mixtures that can be challenging to remove. Pipeline contaminant concentrations can be drastically changed by the separation effects of elevation changes and by processing equipment upsets. Equipment application standards do exist. However, navigating these treacherous separation waters will commonly prove to be a stressful experience.

    One of the most common decisions faced is the choice between selecting a gas phase filter-separator versus a gas phase coalescer. The contents of this presentation are being made available to help provide clarity and reduce the stress a little. Parker Hannifin’s Industrial Process Filtration Division (responsible for PECO brand products) has completed extensive controlled‐environment pilot tests to compare the two technologies. Data from the pilot tests will be reviewed to uncover important operational aspects. A simple understanding of how the two technologies operate will hopefully help readers with future equipment selections.

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

    David Burns

    Industrial Process Filtration Division Engineering Manager, Parker Hannifin

    Mr. Burns holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&I University.  He is named as primary or co-inventor on 11 filtration related patents with 5 patents currently pending. David has 30 years of filtration design, application, troubleshooting, and performance monitoring experience and has presented numerous papers around the world. 

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  • The Exceptional Price Performance of Oil - Explanations and Prospects

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/24/2019

    Presented by Dr. Roberto Aguilera

    Oil price developments over the past 45 years have been truly spectacular. In constant money, prices rose by 759% between 1970-72 and 2012-14. This can be compared with a price index for metals and minerals, which increased by a mere 38%. Analysis shows that the exceptionality of oil’s upward price push over the past decades cannot be adequately explained by cost-raising depletion or by OPEC interventions. The better explanation is an inadequate development of production capacity, caused by above-ground hurdles; e.g. onerous fiscal regimes and conflicts over resource rents. Despite past experience, a turning point has been reached where scarcity, uncertain supply and high prices will be replaced by abundance, undisturbed availability and suppressed price levels. Technical advances in drilling and hydraulic fracturing, which led to fast rising oil and natural gas production in the US but is also applicable to unconventional and conventional formations worldwide, will assure ample and diversified future supply. Although short-run price spikes may occur, oil prices are unlikely to prevail above the total production costs of new supplies, which are estimated to settle at $40-60/barrel in the coming two decades. Expanding global gas output and trade will likely depress gas prices as well. It is concluded that oil and gas will continue to play an important role in satisfying energy demand, from Asia to the Americas, with innovation that will allow for economic production in spite of low prices.

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    Dr. Roberto Aguilera

    Research Fellow, Curtin University Oil and Gas Innovation Centre, Australia

    From 2013-2017, Dr. Aguilera was an analyst with the OPEC Secretariat, Vienna, and a co-author of their annual World Oil Outlook. Previous affiliations include IIASA, University of Vienna, Catholic University of Chile and Servipetrol. He has participated in numerous energy studies, including with the World Petroleum Council and US National Petroleum Council. He holds PhD and Master degrees from Colorado School of Mines and a Bachelor’s from Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. His publication record comprises The Price of Oil, a book published by Cambridge University Press (2015) in English and Chinese.

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  • Preparing the Next Generation Workforce for the Digital Transformation of the Oil and Gas Industry – Interview with Angela Dang Atkinson

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/18/2019

    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.

    Preparing the next generation workforce for the digital transformation of the Oil & Gas Industry is a critical task. The Big Crew Change of professionals hired in the 1970s and 1980s is largely over with and a new generation is taking their place. Beyond the obvious changes in technology, what other skills will the new petroleum engineer need and what new challenges will they face in the digital oilfield 2.0?

    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: Angela Dang Atkinson, Data Scientist, Cognite

    Interviewed by: Jim Crompton, Reflections Data Consulting / CO School of Mines

    Angela Dang Atkinson

    Data Scientist, Cognite

    Angela earned her B.A. in Biochemistry at Colorado College and her M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.

    Prior to joining Cognite, Angela served in various roles at Encana Corporation, a North American energy producer with core natural gas and oil assets in the Permian, Eagle Ford, STACK/SCOOP, Montney, and Duvernay plays. She has a wide range of oil and gas experience from onshore field operations to reserves evaluation, predictive data analytics, research experience with Schlumberger Doll Research, and technical data management skills honed at Occidental Petroleum (now California Resource Corporation).

    Angela is the recipient of the 2018 SPE Rocky Mountain Region Young Outstanding Member Award for exceptional service and dedication to the oil and gas community in Denver. She has been a champion of STEM education and women in STEM since her early career, mentoring young women through the Denver Public Schools Career Coach program.

    A believer in the power of liberating data for agile and informed decision making through dashboarding and data analytics, Angela has focused her career on creating fundamental pathways for technical, industrial professionals to more easily access critical information. An adventure-seeker with a penchant for traveling, climbing mountains, cooking, and learning languages, her curiosity often leads her down the less-traveled roads both personally and professionally.

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  • Data Science Project from End to End: A Sucker-Rod Pump Example

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The concepts behind the digital oilfield will be discussed and how they fit together into creating an ecosystem to deliver value. Concrete elements will be presented that illustrate the entire value chain and technology stack necessary to deliver on the promise of the digital oilfield. We illustrate this vision with a concrete example in which live data from an entire oilfield full of sucker-rod pumps is fed into a central facility, analyzed for predictive maintenance, and used to perform proactive maintenance on the pumps.

    The concepts behind the digital oilfield will be discussed and how they fit together into creating an ecosystem to deliver value. Concrete elements will be presented that illustrate the entire value chain and technology stack necessary to deliver on the promise of the digital oilfield. We illustrate this vision with a concrete example in which live data from an entire oilfield full of sucker-rod pumps is fed into a central facility, analyzed for predictive maintenance, and used to perform proactive maintenance on the pumps. Apart from various physical technologies, we will go into some detail on the analytics used to obtain the result. While the digital oilfield is a large complex made up of many moving parts, the central message of this webinar is that there are two essential factors that govern the success of the entire enterprise: Analytics and change management. Both of these will be discussed and the value of the final outcome will be quantified. Finally, we will present some lessons learned that can be applied to any digital oilfield.

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

    Dr. Patrick Bangert

    Founder/CEO, Algorithmica Technologies

    Dr. Bangert is the founder and CEO of Algorithmica Technologies, a machine learning company specializing in oil and gas applications. He was educated as a theoretical physicist and took his PhD in applied mathematics from University College London. After a few research positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Patrick became Assistant Professor of applied mathematics at Jacobs University Bremen in Germany. In 2005, he founded Algorithmica in order to bring the machine learning methods from the ivory tower into real-life practice. He now analyzes empirical data from upstream and downstream plants the world over to provide production optimization and predictive maintenance using machine learning methods. Patrick lives in Cupertino, California.

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  • Leadership in the Digital Age -- Interview with Michelle Pfleuger

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/17/2019

    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 different in a digital world any different than for safety or for operational excellence programs? This podcast series will ask leadership of global oil & gas companies for their views and experiences on how leadership challenges are similar or different in the world of digital transformation.

    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: Michelle Pfleuger, General Manager, Digital Innovation and Acceleration, Chevron

    Interviewed by: Jim Crompton, Reflections Data Consulting / CO School of Mines

    Michelle Pflueger

    General Manager, Digital Innovation and Acceleration, Chevron

    Michelle’s team is responsible for expanding and accelerating digital innovation across the enterprise. Michelle’s career with Chevron has given her the opportunity to work in multiple countries, with leadership responsibilities ranging from roles in field operations (Offshore Installation manager on Agbami FPSO, Nigeria), to production engineering (Lead Production Engineer in Block 2, Angola), to central technology groups (Petroleum Engineering Consultant in Chevron’s Energy Technology Company). By furthering her education through a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics, she expanded her knowledge in advanced data analytics and complimented her experience in Chevron’s efforts around i-field, Upstream Workflow Transformation, and Lean Six Sigma. Michelle has passion around the transformation of business and workflows through the integration of data analytics and digital technologies.

    A native of California, Michelle received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from University of California Berkeley in 2000 and a Master’s Degree in Applied Statistics from Texas A&M in 2011. Michelle is a lifetime member of the Society of Women Engineers and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

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  • Collaborative Negotiation Skills

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/15/2019

    The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. Successful negotiations, as measured by a win-–win agreement, require that you invest time and effort in managing your negotiation from start to finish. It is a lot of work, but it is worth the effort needed to secure a win-win outcome. This webinar will reference many concepts, processes, and tools that you can use to achieve a win-win outcome.

    Business-to-Business (B2B) Collaborative Negotiations: The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. Successful negotiations, as measured by a win-–win agreement, require that you invest time and effort in managing your negotiation from start to finish. It is a lot of work, but it is worth the effort needed to secure a win-win outcome. This webinar will reference many concepts, processes, and tools that you can use to achieve a win-win outcome. Negotiations are a normal part of an ongoing business relationship with your suppliers, customers and business partners. The goal of this webinar is to provide you with the skills needed to conduct a successful negotiation while strengthening the relationship between you and the other party. It is not unusual, even after preparing a detailed scope of work, that the other party wishes to change your offer. You should never feel your submitted offer is final, so in a spirit of collaborative negotiation, it is your responsibility to work with the other party to better satisfy their needs and still maintain the value of your offer. This is achieved by taking a flexible approach to finding mutually beneficial trades to modify the offer. This webinar describes the processes you can follow to prepare and skillfully manage the negotiation meeting to arrive at a win–win agreement. Finally, you know that not all negotiators will come to a negotiation with the principled win-win approach.  The other party may use pressuring tactics to obtain a concession from you in an effort to secure a better deal for them. The last part of this wibnar discusses how to effectively handle competitive negotiators in an effort to get them back on track to finding a win–win agreement. 

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

    JP Amlin

    Senior Training Consultant

    Mr. Amlin is a Senior Training Consultant with extensive experience in the technology and energy industries working with suppliers and operators. JP delivers fundamental and advanced sales programs to sell side companies and contract management to buy side companies globally.  He is the author of several publications relating to marketing, complex sales and advanced contracting methods.

    Prior to becoming a consultant, JP was Manager of Worldwide Sales Training for Schlumberger for 13 years. In this role he developed the content of Schlumberger’s sales training program, consisting of 15 different programs covering basic, intermediate and advanced training in selling skills, strategic sales plan development and execution, account management, sales management, negotiations, and demand generation. Prior to leading the sales training organization, JP was Vice President of Information Technology for Schlumberger’s Asia and Middle East regions. JP was also President of Schlumberger Indonesia and lived in Indonesia for 14 years. Prior to his roles in APAC, JP led the Schlumberger sales force in Canada and Alaska and brings a wealth of real-world experience in executive level operations management, sales and sales management.


     

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  • Oil and Gas in the Era of Decarbonization

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/10/2019

    The new abundance of natural gas resources (from both conventional and unconventional sources) and ever-expanding LNG capabilities provide opportunities for fuel switching from coal to natural gas around the world.

    The new abundance of natural gas resources (from both conventional and unconventional sources) and ever-expanding LNG capabilities provide opportunities for fuel switching from coal to natural gas around the world. As demonstrated by the dramatic decrease in CO2 emissions associated with electrical power generation in the United States, fuel switching from coal to natural gas has the potential to yield immediate, and significant, climate benefits in many countries around the world. The benefits to air quality are equally important in many areas where coal-related air pollution poses a significant threat to human health. In addition, the widespread availability of global gas resources (and natural gas liquids) has the potential to provide critically needed thermal fuels for cooking and heating in the developing world and obviating the dramatic health impacts associated with indoor air pollution. Finally, to limit global warming to 2°C (as agreed to in the Paris Accords) massive amounts of CO2 need to be sequestered in the subsurface by mid-century. Extensive use of depleted oil and gas reservoirs for CO2 storage represents the only reasonable strategy for sequestering sufficient volumes of CO2 to significantly reduce GHG emissions and thus positively limit climate change. The oil and gas industry of the future needs to be in the businesses of producing hydrocarbons and sequestering CO2.

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

    Dr. Mark D. Zoback

    Stanford University

    Dr. Zoback is the Benjamin M. Page Professor of Geophysics at Stanford University, Director of the Stanford Natural Gas Initiative and Co-Director of the Stanford Center for Induced and Triggered Seismicity as well as the Co-Director of the Stanford Center for Carbon Storage.  Dr. Zoback conducts research on in situ stress, fault mechanics, and reservoir geomechanics with an emphasis on shale gas, tight gas and tight oil production. He is the author of a textbook entitled Reservoir Geomechanics published by Cambridge University Press in 2007, now in its 15th printing and is the author/co-author of approximately 400 technical papers. His online course in reservoir geomechanics has been completed by approximately 10,000 students from around the world. His newest book, entitled Unconventional Reservoir Geomechanics (written with former PhD student Arjun Kohli), was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. Dr. Zoback has received a number of awards and honors including election to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 2011.  He served on the National Academy of Engineering committee investigating the Deepwater Horizon accident and the Secretary of Energy’s committee on shale gas development and environmental protection. He currently serves as the Chair-elect of the SPE Technical Committee on CCUS as well as the SPE Task Force on Climate Change.

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  • How Do We Quantify Subsurface Uncertainty and Reduce It?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/02/2019

    ​All subsurface models derived from seismic and offset well data have uncertainties inherent in the data even after all possible steps have been taken to process the data to maximize the accuracy. There is, however, one more step that could be taken – to quantify the remaining uncertainty. This is a relatively new technology that has value in exploration and drilling. For drilling applications this means a statistical 3D earth model at the well location instead of a fixed, deterministic one.

    All subsurface models derived from seismic and offset well data have uncertainties inherent in the data even after all possible steps have been taken to process the data to maximize the accuracy. There is, however, one more step that could be taken – to quantify the remaining uncertainty. This is a relatively new technology that has value in exploration and drilling. For drilling applications this means a statistical 3D earth model at the well location instead of a fixed, deterministic one.

    The drilling marker positions (depths) are represented as the best estimate plus an uncertainty distribution, for example 10% - 90% probability window, around it. Similarly pore pressure estimates, derived from velocities, come with confidence bounds. Statistical subsurface enables better well plans and contingencies before the spud and better decision making while drilling.

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

    Dr. Cengiz Esmersoy

    Technology Advisor, Schlumberger

    Dr. Esmersoy is a Technology Advisor with Schlumberger in the areas of geophysics, drilling, logging, and integrated solutions. He has a large number of publications and received Hart's E&P Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation (twice), OTC Spotlight on Technology Award (twice), the SEG Best Paper at The Leading Edge award, and a number of company recognitions including the Performed by Schlumberger Chairman's Award. Cengiz has a Ph.D. from M.I.T. and has been active with SEG, SPE, EAGE, and SPWLA, serving in many committees and organizing events. He has been the GEOPHYSICS Associate Editor and the Chairman of the SEG Research Committee.

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