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  • Novel Developments in Fully Automated Drilling Fluid Analysis & Hole Cleaning Management

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/09/2020 at 9:30 AM (EST)

    This webinar will highlight recent developments in real-time automated mud measurements achieved by the UT-RAPID group at The university of Texas at Austin. It will be shown how advanced machine learning techniques can be used in the analysis and prediction of fluid rheology, fluid loss behavior, and solids control. Novel sensor techniques for the automated analysis of solids will be highlighted.

    This webinar will highlight recent developments in real-time automated mud measurements achieved by the UT-RAPID group at The university of Texas at Austin. It will be shown how advanced machine learning techniques can be used in the analysis and prediction of fluid rheology, fluid loss behavior, and solids control. Novel sensor techniques for the automated analysis of solids will be highlighted. These developments facilitate an almost 100% automated mud check. In addition, it will be shown that a novel automated cuttings sensor, coupled with real-time hole cleaning simulation software, may not only herald a step change in stuck pipe prevention but also allow for the automation of the hole cleaning process itself, without the need for human interaction. In the not-too-distant future, smart rigs with integrated real-time mud monitoring systems will measure, manage and optimize your muds for you, and will also clean boreholes automatically and optimally – all without human interference.

    This webinar is categorized under the Drilling technical discipline.

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


    Dr. Eric van Oort

    Professor in Petroleum Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

    Dr. Eric van Oort became Professor in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin in 2012, after a 20-year industry career with Shell Oil Company. He holds a PhD degree in Chemical Physics from the University of Amsterdam. He has (co-)authored more than 190 technical papers, holds 14 patents, is a former SPE Distinguished Lecturer, a SPE Distinguished Member, and the 2017 winner of the prestigious international SPE Drilling Engineering Award.  At UT Austin, he directs drilling-related R&D in two industry consortia (RAPID and CODA) with over 25 industry company sponsors, covering drilling automation & control, sensor design, big data analytics, complex well construction challenges, and well abandonment & decommissioning. Recently, he has become involved in deep closed-loop geothermal drilling through UT’s new GEO initiative, for which he is the technical lead. In addition, he is the co-founder of 3 start-up companies, including SPYDR dedicated to drilling automation technologies, and is the CEO of his own consulting company.

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  • Flow Assurance - A Look Back

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/26/2017

    You may not be able to make it to the presentation in Houston, TX, but there's no reason we can't bring it to you. By registering for this session, you can listen to the speaker live and watch the slides broadcast from the presentation without leaving your desk.

    You may not be able to make it to the presentation in Houston, TX, but there's no reason we can't bring it to you. By registering for this session, you can listen to the speaker live and watch the slides broadcast from the presentation without leaving your desk.

    Historical view from Minami's perspective will address evolution of what today is known almost as a discipline, from the Campos Basin (Brazil) development experiences to where we stand today. A parallel will be made with Gulf of Mexico development. How industry evolved from shallow waters to ultra-deepwaters and how wax and hydrates prediction, prevention and correction were handled will be discussed. A look to some interesting field cases will be highlighted.

    Dr. Kazuioshi Minami

    Speaker

    Dr. Minami holds an MS and PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa. He worked for Petrobras in Brazil and also in the US from 1978 to 2016, having occupied several positions, from research scientist, project leader, program coordinator and technical manager, all in the area of artificial lift and fluid flow. He has spend about half of his career investigating offshore subsea production, in special flow assurance. He has just retired from Petrobras.

  • Talent Management And Career Development

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Key tools for career development are discussed and compared.

    Description:

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

    Duration:  2 hours, 30 minutes

    Content:

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

    This online training course is categorized under the Management discipline.

    0.25 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

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

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

    You may not be able to make it to the presentations in Houston, TX, but there's no reason we can't bring it to you. By registering for this session, you can listen to the speaker live and watch the slides broadcast from the presentation without leaving your desk.

    You may not be able to make it to the presentations in Houston, TX, but there's no reason we can't bring it to you. By registering for this session, you can listen to the speaker live and watch the slides broadcast from the presentation without leaving your desk.

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


    Amadeu Sum

    Professor, Colorado School of Mines

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sponsored by: 

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    Elizabeth G. Morillo

    Senior Process Engineer, TechnipFMC

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

  • Drilling and Well Completions

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

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

    Description:

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

    Duration:  2 hours

    Content:

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

    This online training course is categorized under the Drilling discipline.

    0.2 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

  • Assessing Well Integrity Risk: A Qualitative Model

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/23/2017

    For successful delivery of Well Integrity, there needs to be an understanding of the risks that can cause undesirable events such as safety hazards or loss of containment. Performing a risk assessment on a well, or type of well, will help determine and rank the potential risks and provide information that allows limited resources to be applied in the most effective manner.

    For successful delivery of Well Integrity, there needs to be an understanding of the risks that can cause undesirable events such as safety hazards or loss of containment. Performing a risk assessment on a well, or type of well, will help determine and rank the potential risks and provide information that allows limited resources to be applied in the most effective manner. The main objectives of performing a risk assessment include:

    • Follow a formal process to assess risk consistently and to enable comparison between well barrier failure mode scenarios;
    • Qualitatively assess well barrier failure risk for every segment of a well;
    • Document suggestions that are offered by the risk assessment team for mitigating well barrier failure risk; and
    • Provide a report of the methodology, failure mode scenarios, risk ranking, and potential mitigation actions for use as a reference tool for managing well integrity on a routine basis.

    Attend this webinar to gain additional insights into these risks and the Well Integrity Risk Assessment Model.

    This webinar will cover topics that apply to both Completions and Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability technical disciplines.

    Jerry Dethlefs

    Well Integrity and Diagnostics Engineer

    Mr. Dethlefs is a Well Integrity and Diagnostics Engineer, retired from ConocoPhillips after 27 years with the company and 36 years in the oil & gas industry. His experience includes well operations, intervention, production operations, and drilling. For the past 18 years his focus has been on well integrity issues including policy, diagnostics, best practices, program management, risk assessments and regulatory compliance. Jerry has managed Well Integrity programs in both an operating unit (Alaska) and at the corporate level (Global Wells, Houston, Texas). Jerry has been an active contributor to SPE and industry forums. He was a Distinguished Lecturer during the 2010-2011 tour season and is a Technical Paper Reviewer. In addition, he has authored or co-authored papers on well integrity issues, provided training seminars and has been an SPE Well Integrity conference committee member. Jerry was also a committee member for Well Integrity documents API 90 and 91, and ISO 16530. Jerry has a Bachelor of Science (BS) in General Engineering, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE, Environmental) and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Oregon State University.

  • The Grand Challenge of Carbon Capture and Sequestration

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

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

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

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

    This webinar is categorized under the Reservoir discipline.

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    Dr. Owain Tucker

    Global Deployment lead for Carbon Storage, Shell

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

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

    Dr. Neeraj Gupta

    Senior Research Leader, Energy Division, Battelle

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

    George Koperna

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

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

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  • Drilling Optimization, Risk and Uncertainty Reduction, and Future Workforce Education Using Big Data Analysis

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/22/2017

    Oil and gas operators are progressively adopting novel sensor and data-streaming technologies and their powerful data analytics capabilities in their continuous quest to improve drilling efficiency and remove risk and uncertainty. In this presentation, it is shown how operators partnered with the drilling automation research group (RAPID) at the University of Texas at Austin to develop a workflow for big data analysis and visualization. The objectives were to maximize the value derived from surface and downhole data, establish an analysis toolkit, and train students on data analytics—a necessary job function of any future drilling engineer. The operators provided data sets, business and technical objectives, and guidance for the project, while a multi-disciplinary group of undergraduate and graduate students piloted an analysis workflow.

    Oil and gas operators are progressively adopting novel sensor and data-streaming technologies and their powerful data analytics capabilities in their continuous quest to improve drilling efficiency and remove risk and uncertainty. In this presentation, it is shown how operators partnered with the drilling automation research group (RAPID) at the University of Texas at Austin to develop a workflow for big data analysis and visualization. The objectives were to maximize the value derived from surface and downhole data, establish an analysis toolkit, and train students on data analytics—a necessary job function of any future drilling engineer. The operators provided data sets, business and technical objectives, and guidance for the project, while a multi-disciplinary group of undergraduate and graduate students piloted an analysis workflow. The students developed methods to: 1) understand and clean the data; 2) structure, combine, and condense information; 3) visualize, benchmark, and interpret the data, as well as derive key performance indicators (KPIs); and 4) automate these processes. Students investigated bottom hole assembly (BHA) and directional drilling performance using a combination of auto-generated visuals (e.g., BHA designs, annotated time vs depth curves) and newly developed tools (e.g., tortuosity, 3D well trajectory plots combined with operational data). Methods for 'push a button' investigations of mechanic specific energy (MSE), vibration, torque and drag were also developed by calculating specific KPIs from the raw measurement data. The analysis work itself coupled with the attempt to improve the workflow processes served as a meaningful and highly effective way to identify significant improvement opportunities for the operators, and at the same time educate students and prepare them to be the “drilling engineers of the future” with proficiency in data analytics.

    This webinar is categorized under the Drilling discipline.

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    Dr. Eric van Oort

    Speaker

    Dr. van Oort holds a PhD in Chemical Physics from the University of Amsterdam, and held a variety of senior technical and managerial roles over a 20-year period with Royal Dutch Shell. He joined UT Austin in early 2012 to return to his passion for teaching and R&D as tenured Professor in Petroleum Engineering. Dr. van Oort is a co-Principal Investigator of the Offshore Energy Safety Institute (OESI), is the co-founder of two start-up companies (Genesis RTS and R5 Automation) and is CEO of his own consulting firm (EVO Energy Consulting). At UT, he runs one of the largest drilling R&D groups in academia, with 15 graduate students, 10+ undergraduate researchers, 6 full-time research scientists and additional support staff. He is the director of the RAPID (Rig Automation and Performance Improvement in Drilling) consortium. He is an SPE Distinguished Lecturer and SPE Distinguished Member. His areas of expertise include: complex well construction, drilling automation, real-time monitoring (RTM), drilling optimization, rock-fluid interactions and wellbore geomechanics, drilling fluid design, cementing & zonal isolation, hydraulic fracturing and associated water management.

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  • Resiliency and Human Performance

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/08/2017

    You may not be able to make it to the presentations in Houston, TX, but there's no reason we can't bring it to you. By registering for this session, you can listen to the speaker live and watch the slides broadcast from the presentation without leaving your desk.

    You may not be able to make it to the presentations in Houston, TX, but there's no reason we can't bring it to you. By registering for this session, you can listen to the speaker live and watch the slides broadcast from the presentation without leaving your desk.

    The saying "People are our most important resource” has become a well-accepted principle in the business environment. Recent studies also support that high performing, engaged and resilient individuals have a positive impact on business performance in multiple ways including increased productivity, reduction in safety incidents and improved work quality. But how do you unlock the wellspring of human potential? How do you lead the cultural change necessary to build this type of organization and what tools, training and environmental supports provide employees with the foundation necessary for this step change in performance? During this webinar our speakers will discuss what two major companies have done to improve human performance and employee resilience, what parameters they use to measure success and their plans for the future.

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

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    Jill Staats

    General Manager for HSE Systems & Culture, Royal Dutch Shell

    Jill Staats is the General Manager for HSE Systems & Culture for Royal Dutch Shell. She is based out of Shell's Technology Center in Houston. Jill is a chemical engineer and has over 28 years of experience with increasing responsibilities in the Oil and Gas industry. Jill joined Shell in 2007 as a Process Safety Manger for Shell's Deer Park Petrochemical Complex. She now leads a global team of Subject Matter Experts in Behavioral Safety, Operational Safety, and Process Safety that drive safety improvements and safety culture programs across Shell which are designed to unlock leadership at all levels of the organization to deliver Goal Zero through a culture of care and proactive risk management.

    Dr. Huma Abbasi

    General Manager, Global Health and Medical, Chevron Corporation

    Dr. Huma Abbasi is General Manager, Global Health and Medical, for Chevron Corporation, working out of the company's headquarters in San Ramon, California, since June 2011. In this capacity, Dr. Abbasi is Chevron's Chief Medical Officer. She oversees the design and implementation of programs and services to meet the health and medical needs of the company's 60,000 employees, and addresses health and medical services associated with operations.

    Dr. Abbasi began her career at Chevron in a lead role in Occupational Health and has over 19 years of increasing responsibility and experience at Chevron including successfully managing the Americas, Europe, Eurasia, Middle East and Africa regional medical portfolios, management and development of the H&M Center of Excellence (COE), leading the deployment and implementation of Operational Excellence Management System and working in central advisory and regional positions in the U.S., Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle
    East and Pakistan regions.

    Dr. Abbasi also facilitated the development and implementation of Health, Environment and Safety Programs and developed tools and processes to help regions attain superior performance. She has worked in many countries around the globe on prevention and treatment of infectious diseases with a focus on tuberculosis, hepatitis and HIV/AIDS.

    She is a Doctor in Medicine, has a Fellowship in Specialized Pathology, Toxicology and Environmental Sciences and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist. She serves on Board of trustees for American Osteopathic College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine (AOCOPM) and Global Business Coalition (GBC) Health Board.

    Dr Alistair Fraser

    Vice President Health, Royal Dutch Shell

    Alistair Fraser is the Vice President of Health for Royal Dutch Shell plc based in The Hague, Netherlands and has worked in a variety of Health roles in Shell for the past 27 years. After working in the Antarctic, Madagascar and then Scotland as a trainee surgeon, Alistair joined Shell as an offshore doctor as emergency physician for search and rescue services in the East Shetland basin. Since then he has worked in multiple locations including UK, Oman, Sarawak, USA, Nigeria and the Netherlands.

    His strategic drive is to create an evidence based Culture of Health in Shell, as a sustainable approach to improve human performance with a lens of care, whilst enhancing company performance. This is based on a strong belief, and increasing evidence, that positively managed health contributes large value to business, and importantly, is hugely beneficial for individuals. Recently he has shifted the focus of the human performance work to managing uncertainty in teams and dealing with change, whilst integrating recent developments in cognitive neuroscience and imaging with positive psychology techniques.

    Alistair Fraser is a graduate of Aberdeen University Medical School, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow, Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science by Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

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