SPE Online Education
Enabling Safer Offshore Energy Operations: Current Advances in Safety and Risk Assessment0.1 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 09/10/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Investigation of past incidents always reveal deficiencies that are not directly equipment-related, but may be non-technical in nature, such as procedural deviation, inadequate communication etc. Past risk assessment models only provide semi-quantitative approaches to incorporate them in the risk assessment and cannot capture their dynamic nature and dependency in a single model. Current research takes up the challenge of developing a framework and step-by-step methodology for quantitatively merging technical, operational, human and organizational factors contributing to the cumulative risk of a barrier failure. It also addresses their dynamic changes with time, considers their interactions with each other and incorporates the uncertainty of parameter estimation to assess the cumulative risk in a facility.
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Does the Oil and Gas Industry Have the Right Organizational Culture for Digital Transformation? -- Interview with Helen Gilman
Tune in to this 30-minute interview to gain insight into this industry expert’s personal views and professional experiences on why many digital transformation projects fail, due to the lack of organizational culture.
Capturing our Geomechanics Legacy to Understand Its Future -- Interview with Jean-Claude (J-C) Roegiers
Tune in to this 30-minute interview to gain insight into this industry expert’s personal views and professional experiences on why they chose to focus on the Geomechanics field; what it was like when they began working in it; its evolution and where they see Geomechanics going in the future.
Using Machine Learning to Optimize Completion Design0.15 credits offered
As the industry moves to more complex multi-pad, multi-well completion designs, intelligent completion optimization will require more sophisticated algorithms to improve the decision-making process. This is where the use of analytics and AI can directly drive efficiencies to unlock the production potential of unconventional reservoirs specifically during hydraulic fracturing. The growing volume and availability of completion and production data creates a revolutionary situation where building reservoir potential maps, planning pads and optimizing completion designs begins to benefit from the use of AI methods.
Smart Production Monitoring Enabled by Virtual Well Metering0.1 credits offered
Virtual Metering technology has been used in offshore oil and gas wells for over a decade with great success. They provide a cost-effective, yet reliable solution to monitor production continuously. They also serve as ready back-up to “physical” multiphase meters, which are both expensive and less reliable.