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PSE Expert Hour -- Produce More From Your Field
Content for this webinar is provided by PSE. By registering, your contact information will be shared with the sponsor.
Prediction and Management of Fines Migration for Oil & Gas Production
Presented by Pavel Bedrikovetsky
HSE: Countering Human Trafficking Risks and Strategies for the Oil and Gas Industry
The city of Houston developed a countering human trafficking risk strategy as part of post-disaster for the business community. This includes understanding human trafficking and labor exploitation and post disaster risks. This presentation will discuss potential risks to the industry and provide recommendations for intervention and prevention of labor exploitation.
Importance of Characterizing Uncertainties in Multiphase Flow Predictions
Confidence in multiphase flow predictions can influence key decisions on design, location, and operations of pipeline and associated facilities. These decisions in turn can profoundly affect system reliability, operability, safety, and overall project economics.
Cold Jet Expert Hour -- Increase Efficiency and Reduce Downtime with Dry Ice Cleaning
Content for this webinar is provided by Cold Jet. By registering, your contact information will be shared with the sponsor.
Blowout Prevention and Relief Well Planning for the Wheatstone Big-Bore Gas Well Project
The offshore Wheatstone LNG Project in Western Australia utilizes subsea big-bore gas wells as the preferred method of producing the field.
Mind Reading, Listening and Being Nice
The webinar will offer straightforward practical steps you can use immediately in the workplace. Some interactive exercises will get you thinking about your own non-technical competence.
Edge Analytics at the Rig
By moving algorithms to the wellsite, the oil and gas industry will be able to take advantage of the new field of Edge Analytics. This webinar will discuss what will be needed to permit high frequency Edge solutions at the point of data acquisition.​
SEC Reserves Reporting Regulations Series
This four-part webinar series will cover the reserves reporting regulations of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.
Wellbore Ranging Technologies, Intercept, Applications and Best Practices
The subject of Well Intercept has frequently been dealt with in best practice manuals, guidelines and check sheets. This eBook will attempt to capture in one document the main points of interest for public access through the Society of Petroleum Engineer (SPE) Wellbore Positioning Technical Section (SPE WPTS) or otherwise commonly referred to as the, Industry Steering Committee on Wellbore Survey Accuracy (ISCWSA).
QRI Expert Hour -- Using a Data-Driven Technology to Improve Drilling Efficiency
Content for this webinar is provided by QRI. By registering, your contact information will be shared with the sponsor.
Advanced Imaging and Characterization of Shale rocks – Critical Role in Unconventional Development
Increased activity in unconventional (shale) reservoirs has prompted advances in electron microscope imaging and it has resulted in formulation of protocols for shale reservoir characterization. We will discuss characterization workflows and illustrate results.
Best Practices to Reduce Venting and Flaring with Economic Benefit
The presentation discusses the drivers for reducing venting and flaring and gives a step by step approach to address EPA Compliance Alert from project identification to ultimate success in sending gas to a gathering or sales pipeline. The characteristics of storage tank vent gas are discussed.
Implementation of State of the Art Coiled Tubing Technologies in Challenging Completions
Two industry experts will provide insights on new coiled tubing technology applications focused on driving innovation and incremental well performance. This will be a combined webinar presentation that will focus on cost effective abrasive jetting technologies and real time assessment of stimulation fluid diversion by employing coiled tubing fiber optics.
First-Ever Environmental Characterization of Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Oil and Gas Production
Presented by Daniel Tormey
Mechanical Integrity Lessons Learned from API Process Safety Site Assessments: Driving Operational Excellence
The API Process Safety Site Assessment Program was developed in 2011.This presentation will provide an overview of the program and present some of the mechanical integrity learnings, trends and benchmarking data developed from the assessments based on the five-year history of the program.
Risk not Chance, STEM Student Risk Awareness
These videos help the end user recognize we encounter risk every day, and we mitigate this risk by introducing barriers.​
Risk not Chance, First Responders Risk Awareness
These videos help the end user recognize we encounter risk every day, and we mitigate this risk by introducing barriers.
Risk not Chance, Community Risk Awareness
These videos help the end user recognize we encounter risk every day, and we mitigate this risk by introducing barriers.
An Improved Well Path Tortuosity Model
Wellbore tortuosity is a critical element in drilling complex horizontal wells and deep verticals. The current three-dimensional borehole trajectory model, based on the minimum curvature method [MCM], tends to mathematically smoothen the wellpath.
Vertical Multiphase Flow Modeling In Wells And Risers
The aim of the presentation is to show that vertical multiphase flow, which is known to have some very complex features, can be modeled well with 1D methods, using relatively simple assumptions.
Completion Engineering: Maximizing Business Value through Multi-Discipline Integration
Presented by Dan Gibson
Why “AI” is only Half the Answer
This presentation will recap the methods AI has developed for this sort of symbolic representation and automated "thinking slow" reasoning, the progress over the last several decades, and the current state of the art, and illustrate some of this with examples from our applications in the oil and gas industry.
Corrosion Modeling Using Electrochemistry And Computational Fluid Dynamics
The Butler-Volmer equation for surface electrochemistry potential and Laplace equation for electrolyte solutions have been available in CFD code for a while, but the challenge remains to find a numerically affordable way to model the mass-transfer-limited corrosion rates.
When Rocks Stop Leaks: Geological Barriers In Well Integrity
This presentation will review what we know and try to answer certain questions so we can truly "engineer" geological barriers and achieve effective and robust well integrity.
Public Private Partnership for (PPP4) Global Health Threats
This panel session will cover topics regarding how we need to be better prepared for global health threats and how partnerships are the way to go for adequate preparedness and response.
Measurement and Improvement of Safety Climate
Prof. Dov Zohar will explain the components of Safety Climate and its role in a Safety Management System. He will also summarize case studies and strategies for its improvement, and explain how Safety Climate can be bench marked and reliably compared across organizations.
Drillbotics
This webinar provides you with the latest update on the SPE DSATs Drillbotics Competition.
Whose data is it anyway?
For the past ten years, as the technology to collect, share and analyze huge amounts of data expands across various industries, leaders in the upstream oil and gas industry have called for workable data solutions for their specific needs.
Digital technologies- opportunities in the E&P sector
This presentation explores the opportunities for digital applications in the E&P sector with some practical examples. It will also discuss the practical challenges that E&P firms need to address in order to unlock the full value of digital technologies. And lastly we’ll revisit the lessons learned and best practices collected from DOF experience.
Challenges and Opportunities in Vaca Muerta
This presentation will address the challenges that operators face in the early stage of assessment and how they have been attacking them providing some promising results and ways forward as they move into predevelopment or development.
Digital Oilfield Series: From Infancy to Current Day
This new webinar series provides comprehensive information about the Digital Oilfield (DO), from it’s history to current applications.
Real-Time Modeling of Bit Position Between and Ahead of Surveys
In this webinar, we will look at a method for continuously modeling the bit position in real-time between surveys and ahead of surveys. Examples will be shown where this modeling has resulted in better decisions, leading to wells with less tortuousity and higher accuracy.
Edge Computing and the future of Upstream Automation
This presentation will discuss current trends in edge computing, with possibilities on how these technologies can shape the future of upstream O&G applications.
Oversizing Separators – Too Much of a Good Thing?
This presentation aims to highlight unforeseen consequences as well as provide design solutions or operating adjustments based on historical troubleshooting that address the entire field life.
Career Advancement Series: How to Get Ahead
This new webinar series provides you with career tools to get noticed and rise above the rest.
Diversion Design Guidelines and the Application of Advanced Diagnostic Tools for Field Evaluation
We will review multiple diagnostics tools that provide insight into the effectiveness of diverting material. The tools that will be reviewed include fiber optic monitoring (DAS-DTS), radioactive (RA) tracers, and real-time pressure monitoring of the treatment well and offset wells.
Verifying Performance and Capability of New Technology for Surface and Subsea Facilities
Presented by Edward Grave
Mitigating Security and Safety Risks of Sealed Radionuclide Sources Used in the Petroleum Industry: Regulations to Protocols to Technology
The presentation first discusses the varied landscape of source use by the industry and associated risks. It then describes the mitigation steps underway, especially their complex nexus, associated challenges and cross-disciplinary impacts to pose the question: Would these steps suffice or must source-use be abandoned? The talk explores why and how the industry can partner with various stakeholders in the mitigation efforts to address this multilayered challenge.
Rock Type Classification Using Machine Learning
Rock mechanical properties are essential for drilling programs, well placement and well-completion design. Facies classification helps to improve estimates of rock mechanical properties by identifying a rock type from geophysical data. A facies classification open challenge, organized by the Society of Exploration GeoPhysicsts (SEG), investigated the application of artificial intelligence and pattern recognition techniques to identify complex patterns in the geophysical data which were impossible for humans to explore. The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) and technological advancements in computing and big data infrastructure, enables us to apply the process knowledge in less time and with minimal experience. Machine learning algorithms can extract patterns from data and make predictions based on these patterns. This webinar illustrates the workflow of machine learning algorithms followed in the SEG machine learning contest and how it is determining the rock type classification.
How Truly Inclusive Is Your Company?
Conscious Inclusion is both a mindset and a skill set. Within a consciously inclusive environment, individuals proactively and intentionally seek, identify, and seize opportunities to leverage organizational diversity.
Successful Leveraging of Human Visual System Modeling and Machine Learning in Computational Seismic Interpretation
This webinar will highlight our studies that have focused on leveraging perception and machine learning in creating a set of CSI algorithms and software tools.
The Circular Economy
Sophie Theys will present the application of circular economy concepts to decommissioning and propose ways of integrating such circular concepts at the earliest stage of building oil and gas assets.
PDC Bit Design Optimization and Applications
This presentation focuses on our recent research work in three parts: 1) the development of a new bit-rock interaction model which is a key part in bit optimization; 2) a new method to layout primary cutters to increase drilling efficiency and stability; 3) a new method to layout backup cutters to extend bit life without sacrificing rate of penetration.
Gas to Power: Natural Gas and LNG Alternatives
Natural gas continues to be the fuel of choice for the power and industrial sectors in many parts of the world, in part, because of its lower carbon intensity compared with coal and oil.
Reservoir Fluid Sampling for Flow Assurance Fluid Characterization
In this talk, an overview of available reservoir fluid sampling methods will be provided with an emphasis on recent developments related to subsea sampling. Guidance will be provided on recommended sampling practices for flow assurance related characterization processes.
Eelume Resident AUV
The presentation will discuss the novel and disruptive technology for Subsea inspection, maintenance and repair.
How Human Error In Wellbore Placement Can Adversely Affect Your Bottom Line
This webinar will cover the common causes for misplaced wells and their typical impact. It will refer to unidentified real world examples where better procedures, equipment, management or communications could have avoided very significant cost or production delay.
Harnessing the Power of Industrial IoT for Upstream Oil & Gas Production
Oil & gas producers have deferred investment for some time but to address long-term business needs the production companies can no longer defer modernization and now invest for cost reduction.
Weatherford Expert Hour -- Lift Smarter™ - Enhance Production Without the Cost and Interruption of a Workover Rig
Content for this webinar is provided by Weatherford. By registering, your contact information will be shared with the sponsor.
An Introduction To Recognition And Treatment Of Microbial Corrosion (MIC): Practical Tips For Engineers
In this webinar, MIC is explained in engineering terms. In addition, existing methods for recognition and treatment of MIC with their limitations and intrinsic drawbacks will be explained.
Computational Fluid Dynamics and Real Time Data Analysis - Assurance and Efficiencies on Cement Jobs
The drilling industry is currently pushing the boundaries of data management and how to take full advantage of connecting real-time analysis with simulated results from design stages. This presentation will try to untangle some of the concepts introduced and discuss if a connection can be made between accurate modelling and real-time data analysis. A strategy is also proposed to take advantage of the modelling tools available and the data feeds streaming from rigs.
DRY HOLE ANALYSIS: What I have Learnt about the Upstream Petroleum Industry from My Failures
Presented by Steve Mackie
Insights Into the Physical Phenomena That Influence Automatic Gain/Loss Detection During Drilling Operations
We present in this paper an analysis of the transient phenomena that limit the existing detection techniques, and explain how those effects can be accounted for with proper modeling. This leads to a significant extension of the domain of applicability of the traditional approaches.
Autonomy Comes From The Street To The Field
While you hear about reports and news articles on self-driving cars, trucks and even ships, Autonomy has been accepted use in the deep-water Oil and Gas industry since 2001 in Unmanned AUVs.
Improving Well Performance through Multi‐Variate Completion Analyses in the US Bakken Shale
This webinar will show how a multi-variate analytical approach enables the completions engineer to determine an optimal completion design for the criteria their company may be aspiring to achieve.
The Value and the Danger of Complex Reservoir Simulations
Presented by Daniel Yang
Performance Framework for Sustainability
Improving performance requires a cycle that includes setting clear objectives, making improvements, measuring performance and assessing the results. In this webinar Peter and Flora will explore the challenges and dilemmas, and suggest ways to address them.
Liderazgo inspirador: Como aumentar la implicación de los empleados y la conexión con los clientes
​El Liderazgo Inspirador va más allá del Liderazgo convencional, en el sentido de que ayuda a todas las personas del equipo a trabajar con motivación intrínseca y pasión. Las personas hacen el trabajo porque les apasiona e inspira, no porque tienen miedo a perder su trabajo o quieren conseguir una suma extra de dinero en forma de recompensa. O sea, el famoso “palo y zanahoria” deja paso a una manera más sostenible de motivación, que se puede mantener en el tiempo y obtiene mejores resultados.
Chronicles Of A Flow Assurance Engineer In Operations
After a tough year in GoM, BP decided to establish a permanent Flow Assurance Team to support GoM Operations in 2012. The goal of this talk is to have an open discussion about key lessons from 5 years in operations, best practices, difficult challenges that we have been facing, and how we are evolving as a discipline to cope in the current business environment. Career advice will also be "sprinkled" throughout the talk.
Challenges & Success of Digital Oilfield Implementation
Digital Oilfield is an Intelligent Energy concept that ensures a continuous optimisation of an asset or group of assets through integration of standard tools, right people, defined business processes and appropriate facility or space.
How to Present like an Award Winning Actor
This course goes far beyond learning to create inspiring speeches. It will give participants the tools to create a powerful presence so that they can have more influence on their projects and work environments.
Recent Developments in Climate Change Policy: A New Landscape of Opportunities and Challenges for SPE and Its Members
Recent developments in climate change policy such as The Paris Agreement1 developed at COP212 present a new landscape of opportunities and challenges for SPE and its members. This presentation will provide an overview of the strategy that the SPE Board of Directors approved at the March 2017 Board meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.
Risk Communication – It’s Not Just About the Facts
This webinar will highlight some of the more common communication issues related to onshore oil and gas development, chemical exposure and disease outbreaks.
Weatherford Expert Hour -- Activate Field-Wide Intelligence to Maximize Production
Content for this webinar is provided by Weatherford. By registering, your contact information will be shared with the sponsor.
Marketing Job Strategies for Job Success (Even in a Tight Economy!)
This presentation shows job seekers how to use marketing techniques to increase their visibility and stand out from the crowd so they can get noticed and hired.
Autonomous Drones and Crawlers Combined with State-of-the-Art Sensors Set to Take Over the O&G Monitoring Space: Learn How
Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) are achieving widespread acceptance in other industries such as agriculture, construction and mining. Drones will also play an important role in the petroleum industry. The aerial vehicles themselves are quite similar in design and flight capabilities. The key innovations are in the sensors carried by the drones. This webinar will review some of the most impressive new drone sensors including; lightweight radar for beyond line of sight operation, an advanced infrared camera for aerial inspection of low to very high temperature (0° C to 1,500° C) infrastructure and real-time GPS technology accurate within 2 centimeters.
Estimation of Risk Level Embedded in Drilling Operation Plans
It is not unusual that the difficulties encountered during a drilling operation can be tracked down to choices made during the planning stage. However, generating a robust drilling operation plan is not easy as there are often substantial uncertainties associated with the actual geological context.
Reservoir and Completion Considerations for the Refracturing of Horizontal Wells (Based on SPE-184837-MS)
Horizontal well developments, focused on transverse hydraulic fracture stimulation, have evolved rapidly over the past decade. Many of these completions may have missed or bypassed significant reserves that were intended to be produced from the well. This webinar, based on an SPE paper discusses the potential reasons for these inefficient completions, candidate selection for refracturing, and the impacts of offset depletion/infill wells on refracturing.
Transitioning CO2 EOR to CO2 storage
The CO2 Capture Project, consisting of BP, Chevron, Petrobras, and Suncor in 2016, with the assistance of consultants from ERM, completed a study on the transitioning of EOR projects to CO2 storage.
Becoming an Indispensable Leader
Learn how to become the kind of leader that everyone wants to follow, a leader who knows himself well, is smart enough to learn from others and has the ability to rally team members around a central Mission and a compelling Vision … The journey begins as an ‘inside job’.
Dynamic Paraffin Deposition Cell: A novel test method to screen paraffin chemistries under multiphase conditions
Paraffin deposition in oil-field production and flow lines can cause fouling and plugging issues and may cause further damage to the installed equipment. It can lead to production upsets and loss for the crude oil producers.
Baker Hughes Expert Hour -- Eliminating stick-slip and other costly drilling dysfunctions with innovative bit technology
Content for this webinar is provided by Baker Hughes. By registering, your contact information will be shared with the sponsor.
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing: The Current State of Oil &Gas Applications and their Value
This webinar will provide an overview of the state of the art of in-well fiber-optic monitoring by presenting up-to-date examples of field projects that use permanently installed and intervention-based fiber optic sensing systems to optimize field development and production operations.
Soft Skills in Hard Times
Today, more than ever, it is important for employees in the Oil & Gas sector to have every skill available to increase their opportunities for the jobs that are available, and also to be able to perform at their maximum performance level. Soft Skills can give you the edge to perform at your maximum abilities.
From Data to Actions – Improving the Value of Drilling Data in Operations, Engineering, and Research.
This webinar presents some of the most prominent barriers to efficiently using drilling data for performance gains and improved wellbore quality and offers solutions to them.
Flow Assurance Principles Applied to Unconventional Gas Well Deliquification
The lateral section in the horizontal wells used to develop unconventional reservoirs is analogous to a surface flowline. In the case to the well, the lateral reaches out into the reservoir a mile or more to access reserves and deliver production to the well. At the surface, flow assurance disciplines are employed to ensure adequate performance of a flowline/pipeline. It is only logical that these principles be applied to the downhole horizontal lateral.
PetroTalk: Building Trust & Connecting With Places
Presented by Jennifer Cross, Sociology Professor at Colorado State University
PetroTalk: The Value of Water
Presented by Stuart Orr, WWF International
PetroTalk: Case Study - Novo Nordisk’s Journey to Becoming a Responsible Business Leader
Presented by Anne Gadegaard, Novo Nordisk
PetroTalk: Sustainability Case Study - Driving Value Creation through Innovation
Presented by Joseph Lima, Schlumberger
PetroTalk: Climate-Change and Safety Metrics
Present by Matthias Beer, BMO Global Asset Management
PetroTalk: Sustainability to Drive Innovation and Value Creation
Presented by John Westerheide with GE Energy Systems
PetroTalk: Complexity of Water as a Resource
Presented by Will Sarni, Deloitte Consulting
PetroTalk: Corporate Responsibility
Presented by Doug Bannerman, Statoil
PetroTalk: Sustainability & Management of Above-Ground Risk
Presented by Michael Oxman, Acorn International LLC
PetroTalk: Community Engagement
Presented by Kevin Preister, The Center for Social Ecology & Public Policy
PetroTalk: The Challenges of Sustainability - A Rio Tinto Perspective
Presented by Peter Harvey, Rio Tinto Diamonds and Minerals
PetroTalk: Evolution of Sustainability Reporting
Presented by Peter Milhofer
Your Data…Streamlined. Faster. Easier. Trusted... And With Less Turbulence.
Join Ross Philo (CEO of Energistics) and Jay Hollingsworth (CTO) as they present an overview of these new capabilities and the impact they will have in delivering critical well-related information in a trusted format more quickly, and more comprehensively, than ever before. Learn how standards help save time and costs, open up the competitive landscape, and are the key to innovation and digital transformation.
Underperforming Gas Scrubbers: How to Fix Them and How to Avoid Them
The aim of this presentation is to illustrate how an inadequate sizing methodology hinders scrubber performance.
Assessing Well Integrity Risk: A Qualitative Model
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.
Water Hammer in Upstream Production
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.
Creativity: An Imperative for Success
Creativity is necessary to make innovations. The talk will discuss the drivers for creativity and how to facilitate creativity.
Resiliency and Human Performance
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 Grand Challenge of Carbon Capture and Sequestration
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.
Inspiring Leadership based on Engagement
“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it”- Dwight D. Eisenhower The Webinar “Inspiring leadership based on Engagement” will start with this quote from Eisenhower’s definition of Leadership. Inspiring Leadership goes beyond Leadership (getting people to do the right things to achieve a result) in the sense that people will feel motivated intrinsically to do those things.
Drilling Optimization, Risk and Uncertainty Reduction, and Future Workforce Education Using Big Data Analysis
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.
Enterprise Analytics Initiative
What are analytics? Analytics vision and core beliefs Components of successful analytics strategy
Weatherford Expert Hour -- Lifting Your Unconventional Production Potential: Improve ROI with Production Life-Cycle Planning
Content for this webinar is provided by Weatherford. By registering, your contact information will be shared with the sponsor. Join us 17 January as Weatherford production experts discuss innovative solutions to address the unique challenges of unconventional assets.
SPE/BSEE Summit: The Value of Sharing and Learning from Offshore E&P Safety-Related Data
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.
Leading Virtual Teams from Global to Teleworking
More teams are operating virtually and the degree of virtual working could encompass a team that is spread across the globe, or one where individual team members tele-work. Virtual working is defined as a situation where separated team members need to collaborate, share knowledge and use IT tools to communicate.
Gas Hydrate Testing under Flowing Conditions: Laboratory and Field Cases
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.
Integrated Well Integrity Risk Assessment Process (WIRAP)
This presentation highlights an integrated Well Integrity Risk Assessment Process (WIRAP) that is used to quantitatively assess well integrity risks and leverage this information to provide operational decision support.
Automation: Kick Detection Solutions Example
The webinar discusses newly in-house developed and implemented a set of scientific modules for Drilling kick detection and well control. This involves case studies and their business impact on drilling safety and efficiency.
360° Engineering Analysis for Managing Well Integrity
Effectively managing well barriers and maintaining well integrity within limits is challenging for aging wells and have a major influence on maximizing the life of wells and reducing operational costs. This is critical not only for the design phase of the well but also for the operational phase.
Piper Alpha – Accident or Predictable Surprise
Many may recall what a profound impact the industry’s worst offshore Oil & Gas incident has had on our business. In fact you will rarely here it referred to as an incident as it has, since the day it occurred, been referred to as the Piper Alpha Disaster. Survivor Steve Rae will discuss his thoughts and experiences from Piper Alpha to hopefully influence how safety can be improved by us all as individuals through accepting personal accountability and adopting a more proactive approach.
Shell Road Transport Safety Program
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.
An Overview of Multistage Completion Systems for Hydraulic Fracturing
Shales and other low-permeability formations require multistage completions, hydraulic fracturing, and horizontal wells to produce at economic rates. This webinar focuses on the multistage completion systems that are used in these applications, including plug-and-perf, ball-activated systems (frac sleeves), and coiled tubing-activated systems (annular fracturing). Participants will learn the different types of wellbore completion options and how they compare in different applications. Also, the challenges and options of refracturing existing wells will be discussed.
Operational Flow Assurance
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.
Missed Opportunities: How NOT to Pump a Refrac
There are many misconceptions regarding refracturing, resulting in poorly selected candidates and much more expensive treatments than necessary. Mike will present an interactive webinar that will challenge our notions about why we should refrac, what actually occurs during a restimulation injection, and which candidates will be most profitable.
Drillbotics
The current state of the drilling industry tends to focus on technology and techniques that reduce the cost of well construction. One approach is to use drilling automation to help improve ROP, and perhaps more importantly, to mitigate drilling dysfunctions and human errors than can lead to large, unplanned expenses. SPE’s Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) created an international university competition to encourage the development of new drilling algorithms and to get more young people involved in drilling.
Electrostatic Dehydration and Desalting: Essential Processes for Reducing Corrosion During Transportation and Refining Processes
Electrostatic dehydration and desalting are essential processes for reducing corrosion during transportation and refining processes.
New Rules for Women: Revolutionizing the Way Women Work Together
Why do women often feel belittled, betrayed, or sabotaged by other women in the workplace? Why do women so often report feeling unheard and unsupported in workplace environments? Based on her original research, published in her book, NEW RULES FOR WOMEN: Revolutionizing the Way Women Work Together (Third Bridge Press; September 2014), Dr. Anne Litwin reveals startling paradoxes that spur misunderstandings, conflict, and between women on the job, along with structural issues that can make it difficult for women to feel valued or supported. She will share powerful solutions and tools for ways male and female leaders can create work environments that truly value the contributions of both women and men.
The Dichotomy of Stresscage versus Frac-Pack
This Webinair will provide a number of examples of the application of Wellbore Strengthening, where resulting frac operations appear to have been hampered or complicated by the use of the Wellbore Strengthening approach and/or associated mud conditions.
Health Management Contract Guidelines for Clients and Contractors
This webinar is intended to inform professionals who either manage health contracts or who have responsibilities in supporting contracts of this nature (Procurement, HSE professionals, etc.) that in the workplace, an effective health management system requires active and positive collaboration bewteen operators and contractors.
How to Write a Good Technical Paper - 10/18/2016
In an effort to assist authors submit their best papers to conferences and journals, SPE is offering a web event hosted by SPE member Byron Haynes, Jr. P.E. on How to Write a Good Technical Paper. In this presentation, Mr. Haynes will cover both basics and some more advanced methods for authors. Post presentation, he will field questions from participants.
Using Nano Drug Release Technology for Effective Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Cleanup in Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs
In this presentation, the speaker will demonstrate how to use a nano drug carrier used by the pharmaceutical industry for delayed drug release to entrap, protect, and delay the release of enzymes for effective fracturing fluid cleanup.
Measuring Sustainability Performance
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.
Emerging Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) Technology for Oil and Gas Industry
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...all for FREE.
Programming for Engineers
In this four-part webinar series, participants will review fundamental computer science and programming concepts in the context of writing Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) "macros" to automate Microsoft Excel.
Assessing and Improving Data Quality for more Effective Data Analytics
When using analytical data in real-time to produce predictive answers and situational awareness, having confidence in the data is paramount. This webinar will discuss a few examples of the impact of low quality of acquired data and how it will errode the confidence needed to make real time decisions. We will further discuss a few examples of how data can be assessed for appropriate use and a few techniques to augment this data when answers are needed. This webinar helps show how a company can use open standards-based solutions like the proposed Energistics Data Assurance process to qualify data for use in the analytical and decision making processes.
Production Optimization for Unconventional Reservoirs through Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration
The optimization of production from unconventional reservoirs is a multi-component process that requires proper characterization and understanding of the reservoir properties that control flow capacity and deliverability,coupled with economic considerations for the development. Improving the performance from these complex reservoirs requires collaboration between the geoscience discipline and the reservoir and completion engineers.
Innovation: Soft Skills Requirements – You and Your Team
This webinar will present several components of the drivers for innovation. The role of the individual and skills needed to bring into team work will be discussed, as well what soft skills are necessary to be a successful member of a team. This webinar will include the possible impact of the current product price on the drive to reduce cost through collaborative effort.
From Data to Decisions - The Analytics Lifecycle
Data driven capabilities are migrating from science experiment to main stream capabilities at many E&P companies. This brings with it a need to have sound workflows. In this webinar we will present common methodologies that frame the analytics lifecycle of converting raw sensor measurements and unstructured data into scalable, auditable and repeatable solutions. SAS and Intel in conjunction with the PD2A and DSATS technical sections of the SPE will present a webinar on the step by step workflows required to do this. The Webinar will close with a look into the future of both advanced analytics and on device intelligence.
Latest Developments in Drilling and Cementing R&D
A comprehensive overview will be given of latest developments in Dr. van Oort’s Drilling R&D group at the University of Texas at Austin and its collaborating partners. New work will be presented in the fields of cementing/zonal isolation, novel drilling fluid testing and design, drilling-related rock mechanics, drilling automation and drilling data analytics. If you want to learn more about what is new in the fields of real-time cementing sensors, superior alternatives to portland cement and improved zonal isolation & well abandonment, high-performance water-based mud replacements for oil-/synthetic-based muds, novel shale-fluid testing techniques, conventional and new thermal wellbore strengthening, multi-phase flow simulation / automated well control / MPD control, and high-frequency data analytics, then this is a presentation you should consider attending.
Diversity Fuels Innovation
Petroleum engineers are challenged to address complex problems with numerous constraints in volatile markets. Since diverse groups of people produce better outcomes than similarly skilled but non-diverse groups, fully leveraging the value of diversity to fuel innovation is critical.
Drilling Real-time Prediction Environment In Saudi Aramco
The webinar discusses the data infrastructure that Saudi Aramco has built to support the initiated Upstream initiative “Drilling Ahead of Bit”. This involves addressed challenges, enabled applications and technologies and their business impact.
3 Phase Separators on Floating Production Systems; Design and Control Philosophies
This webinar focuses on the different aspects and requirements that need to be considered in order to obtain an optimal separator and internals design for floating facilities.
Flow Assurance in Single Phase Liquid Systems
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...all for FREE.
Decision Quality in Multi-Company Projects
What is Decision Quality and how is it helping companies and partnerships in the energy industry? Whether you are a decision maker, joint venture manager, team member, expert on Decision Quality or novice, this webinar will provide insight into working with multi-disciplinary, multi-company teams to enable quality decisions. Attend this webinar and learn strategies to evaluate and communicate complex decisions, and become familiar with the decision-maker’s toolbox and how the tools can best serve you and your organization in your multi-company and internal projects.
Digital Oilfields: World-class Implementation Strategies
Digital Oilfields aim to maximize oilfield recovery, eliminate non-productive time, and increase profitability through the design and deployment of integrated workflows. In practice, Digital Oilfield implementations have proven to be challenging; largely due to the complexities of transforming workflows that cross functional boundaries and from the technical difficulty of integrating disparate systems. In this webinar, Steven Smart will discuss industry lessons learned from Digital Oilfield projects around the world, and share some of his own insights into how these complex systems can best be developed in a cost-effective way.
Beyond Bias and Stereotypes: Embracing Multiculturalism from Within
Shifting our own perspectives about other cultures is a result of an internal reflection and approach to work and life that proves to be pivotal in to enable progressive career paths and business expansions in the oil industry worldwide.
Influencing safety in EPIC projects: Case Study of the Alba B3 Offshore Gas Compression Project
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...all for FREE.
How to Start Your Own Business
Striking out on your own can be appealing. It’s exciting and can be rewarding. This presentation will discuss things you should consider before doing so. Is entrepreneurship right for you? What questions should you ask yourself first? What are the first steps? What resources are available to help you get started?
Do’s and Dont’s of Matrix Stimulation
This presentation will discuss the main reasons for failures (the Don'ts), and will provide the audience with recommendations (the Do's) for their consideration, debate, use, further investigation and feedback.
Persistent and Shared Autonomy for Interactive Robotics
This talk will look at technologies ranging from robust multi-modal sensing, shared representations, compliant actuation and real-time learning and adaptation that are enabling us to reap the benefits of increased autonomy while still feeling securely in control.
Understanding Inflow and Injection Control Devices: Using Completion Tools to Manipulate Reservoir Performance
In this presentation is an exploration of the origins of the most influential types of ICD in use today, contrasting strengths, weaknesses, published performance characteristics, and ideal reservoir application.
Oilfield Mineral Scale Prediction and Control at Extreme Conditions, T, P, Composition
Scale control is becoming more important as wells are deeper, as they produce more water, and ironically as wells produce low water cuts (evaporation).
Ethical Considerations When Changing Employers
A great opportunity to learn of the many legal obligations employees need to be aware of during transition.
Climate Change Science: Fact, Fiction, and the Unsettled
Climate change is a popular topic in today’s society. It is difficult to go a day without hearing something about it in the media. Let’s take the emotions out of the equation and learn from the world renowned scientist, Dr. Judith Curry, about the science behind climate change.
Protecting the Digital Oil Field from the Emerging Cyber Threats
No matter what we call our Digital Oil Fields – intelligent, smart, integrated, or whatsoever, the ultimate fact is that those fields are data-driven oilfields that are interconnected in between and integrated with business networks and systems. Technological systems may be vulnerable within and may fail due to outside impacts including the cyber risks, however the technology advancement wheel would not stopover because of such emerging cyber threats. We do understand that there is no fully secure system on this earth, however we can still have an advanced level of robust cyber security controls that can be injected during the design of the digital oil field that makes it robust against the emerging cyber threats.
Public-Private Partnerships in the Oil and Gas Industry
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...all for FREE.
3-Phase Separation: Identifying and Addressing Issues Before They Happen
Identification of conditions that impair 3 phase separation performance: gas quality, oil quality, or water quality and ways to address is critical in systems design and operation.
Improved Safety and Operational Efficiency with Dynamic Influx Control
This lecture will describe the MPD planning and design process required to get the full benefit from MPD technology. Drawing from the lecturer’s long experience in MPD and his contributions to development of dynamic influx control methods, the lecture presents the material within both a theoretical and practical context.
Flow Assurance Careers: What To Do In Times of Low Oil Prices?
Jefferson will discuss the traditional price/employment cycle with examples from his 38-year career with Chevron and will provide takeaways helpful in defining your energy career.
Expatriate Security
This presentation will broadly outline useful handrails for logically assessing risk environments along with providing an appreciation of fundamental risk mitigation strategies.
The Challenges of Applying Digital Oilfield to Artificial Lift – A Field Perspective
This presentation will take you through some of the history of artificial lift monitoring, both down hole and on surface, so you have a background in what is out there today, and also highlights what can be done today and what is possible, and will attempt to high light the challenges of implementing digital oilfield projects from a field equipment suppliers perspective.
Personal Branding
This personal branding webinar is for professionals who want to raise their level of influence in their area of expertise, stand out in a crowded market and ultimately create new career opportunities for themselves.
Sneak Preview: 16HSE Sustainability Sessions
This webinar will debut the SPE Sustainability Track at the upcoming @16HSE Conference in Stavanger, Norway. Please join us for a sneak peak at the insights to be shared on the most pressing sustainability challenges for our industry.
Surface Jet Pumps
The webinar covers the following topics; Challenges facing mature oil and gas fields, description of surface jet pump (SJP) and how it works, recent examples of various applications of SJPs in oil and gas production, best locations for SJPs onshore and offshore, guideline for selection of best candidate wells, operation issues, economics and benefits of the system.
Reservoir Fluid Properties (PVT) and Phase Equilibria: What we really need to capture and relevant issues
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...all for FREE.
Well Integrity for Fracturing and Re-Fracturing: What is Needed and Why?
Specific subjects include common areas of damage within gas and oil wells and common types of damages including corrosion, wear, fatigue and erosion. Investigation methods include pressure testing, cement evaluation tools (CET), cement and stimulation pump charts, downhole imaging devices (cameras, calipers, electrical logging tools), and other approaches are also discussed.
Realistic Lifeboat Training Using Simulation
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Intrinsic Motivation: A Business Imperative
This webinar will expand on a complementary area of technical competence: the passion to use competence to achieve excellent business results.
Reducing the Cost of Compliance: New Optical Gas Imaging Technology for Quantifying Fugitive Emission Rates
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...all for FREE. The Society of Petroleum Engineers' (SPE) Gulf Coast Section HSSE-SR study group is pleased to invite you to our March 4, 2016 meeting. We will host Hazem Abdel-Moati who is based in Doha, Qatar.
Cold Transient Operations of Oil and Gas Production Systems
Eight mechanisms have been identified, including two primary and six supportive mechanisms, which will allow for oil and gas production systems to be operate temporarily within the hydrate stable region without resulting in a hydrate blockage.
A Practical Workflow for Optimizing Drawdown in Unconventional Reservoirs: A Case Study from the Eagle Ford Shale
This webinar discusses a case study in the Eagle Ford shale in which a practical drawdown management workflow was developed to maximize well deliverability.
Digital Facilities Engineering – No Document Left Behind
The modern oil patch has become digital as well as physical. The deployment of a wide array of sensors, smart machines and process control systems has created a digital version of the physical oil & gas producing platform.
Data-Driven Analytics
This is group of webinars covers various topics on Data-Driven Analytics.
Multifunctional Foams for EOR
Improved oil recovery in initially oil-wet carbonate core floods will be demonstrated. Implication for the field scale will be discussed.
Introduction to Facilities Sand Management
This webinar serves as an introduction to a two-day course on Facilities Sand Management (FSM).
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
This webinar will introduce you to a practical, user friendly approach to negotiation and conflict resolution known as the mutual gains model.
Managing Sand Production in Unconsolidated Reservoirs
This presentation reviews the fundamental causes and impact of sand production before introducing the various sand control techniques used across the industry along with their respective advantages and challenges.
Recent Advances in Rate-Time Analysis – Application to Production Data from Unconventional Oil Reservoirs
The main objective of this study is to develop new and “simple” models to mitigate some of these limitations.
How To Make a Breakthrough
​This webcast outlines a study that investigated the common characteristics among eight 'breakthroughs' in drilling and completion performance.
Leveraging Aerospace Technologies To Improve Drilling Operations
​Bringing wells to completion safely and ahead of schedule is a complex challenge. Technologies and engineering processes developed in the aerospace industry can be leveraged to address this challenge. The webinar will discuss the revolution that is occurring in the control of cyber-physical systems and how this can be applied to the drilling industry.
Нефтегазовые ресурсы Арктики Основа для нефтегазовой промышленности в 21-м веке
Проф. А.Б. Золотухин
Arctic Petroleum Resources: Basis for Petroleum Activities in the 21st Century - English Version
Presented by Anatoly Zolotukhin
The Game Changing Impact of Data and Data-Driven Solutions in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry
The buzz regarding data and what it can do for business today is everywhere. It has captured imaginations. Some imaginations have turned into reality, giving rise to real-time translation tools and self-driving cars. More exciting products will hit the market soon. The excitement that has been stirred by this new trend has made managers and engineers in the oil and gas industry excited. Presented by Shahab Mohaghegh.
Abstract Review, Rating and Selection Tutorial
A must-see video for anyone serving on an SPE Programming Committee, SPE Member and former SPE International Production & Operations Technical Director, Shauna Noonan explains the process for reviewing, rating, and selecting abstracts at SPE Conferences.
Multiphase Flow Conditioning: Industry Gaps
Here are the major incentives to reduce footprint or weight during the design of production facilities. Tune in to learn more!
Overview of Downhole Drilling Dynamics Sensor Technologies
The presentation provides a good general overview for a new oil industry professional, while providing some interesting nuggets for experienced professionals on the connection between downhole dynamics and optimization and automation of drilling processes.
Increasing Operational Integrity through Optimized HSE Processes & Systems Integration
In the midstream and upstream oil and natural gas industry, changes in equipment, personnel and processes are constant. Many of these changes involve increases or shifts in operational risks and associated exposure points. Like many exploration and production companies, Anadarko has operations around the globe, including the Americas, Africa and New Zealand. These assets, coupled with ongoing world-wide exploration, development and acquisition of assets, translate into near-constant change and risk exposure for Anadarko’s operations, personnel, business processes and systems.
Personal Mastery of Soft Skills
Instructors will use a system level gap analysis and closure model to clarify how soft skills are employed with the five system principles to achieve desired results.
PFC: A 50 Year History of Safety Awareness in the US Gulf of Mexico
The safety and environmental protection aspects in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of drilling and producing systems is of paramount importance. The industry has always been concerned with safety. After all no one wants to be killed or be the cause of a fellow worker or employee losing his life or becoming seriously injured. However, our awareness of how to act on that concern and what is possible from the standpoint of safety has changed over the years.
"A Key to Understanding Hydraulically Fractured Well Performance-proppant Conductivity Assessment”
​The testing of proppants in the laboratory to determine conductivity and permeability at closure stress provides critical data for evaluating proppant performance. The data obtained from these tests are important for proppant suppliers and manufacturers in evaluating their sources of supply or in adjusting or modifying manufacturing processes. For the operator it is a basis for comparing performance, quality and value. The webinar will discuss how this data is obtained and the limitations in its use and application.
PFC Fall Lecture Series: "The Role of the Facilities Engineer in Upstream"
This event shall focus on “The Role of the Facilities Engineer in Upstream”.
CFD Optimization of Scrubber Inlet Design
The purpose of this seminar is to illustrate the effectiveness of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in guiding re-design of a scrubber inlet within the constraints of the project team.
Smart Proxy Modeling for Numerical Reservoir Simulations – Big Data Analytics in E&P
Data-Driven Smart proxies take advantage of the “Big Data” solutions (machine learning and pattern recognition) to develop highly accurate replicas of numerical models with very fast response time. The novelty of Smart Proxy Modeling stems from the fact that it is a complete departure from traditional approaches to modeling in the oil and gas industry and constitutes a major advancement in utilization and incorporation of Big Data solution in the E&P industry. Presented by Shahab Mohaghegh.
“Getting To Zero – The Road to Stavanger” - Asia Pacific
The second in a series of events leading to a culminating workshop that will be held with the 2016 SPE International HSE Conference in Stavanger, the SPE Gulf Coast Section is hosting an interactive session to initiate the industry's conversation as to how we can eliminate HSE incident occurrence.
Human Factors in Automation
This event will review the introduction of automation to safety-critical industries and demonstrate that humans are never fully taken out of the operational loop; rather their roles and tasks are redefined, sometimes requiring different personnel altogether.
Stabilization of the Inherent Slugging Tendencies of Horizontal Shale Wells through Production Management and Artificial Lift
Horizontal shale wells are inherently prone to slugging through a mechanism completely comparable to terrain slugging in pipeline-riser systems. This slugging can lead to large fluctuations in the sand face pressure, which may degrade the quality of hydraulically generated fracture systems.
“Getting To Zero – The Road to Stavanger” - Europe
The third in a series of events leading to a culminating workshop that will be held with the 2016 SPE International HSE Conference in Stavanger, the SPE Gulf Coast Section is hosting an interactive session to initiate the industry's conversation as to how we can eliminate HSE incident occurrence.
Near Wellbore Complexity Considerations in Horizontal Well Completions
This webinar will discuss these impacts and considerations that should be made when designing stimulation treatments in horizontal wells under various conditions.
Wellbore Stability
Webinars on Wellbore Stability Topics
“Proposed Technologies to Address E&P’s Growing Energy Challenges”
Presented by: Vaihab Bahadur (first place); Mustafa Akbulut and Cenk Temizel (second place) and Omar Laghrouche (third place).
Strategies for Global Communication in the Oil & Gas Industry
As companies expand across the globe, challenges to communications grow as well. To work effectively with others from different cultures, the first step is to recognize, and understand differences, then deal sensitively with people from other backgrounds.
Human Factors / Crew Resource Management: Perspectives for Inputs to Risk Management Framework
Oil and gas industry interest in applying Human Factors Concepts in managing risk has grown significantly since the Macondo Spill. The range of literature, industry studies, workshops, and presentations covering human factors (HF) topics is extensive. Crew Resource Management (CRM) is one of the elements of human factors also getting a lot of recent attention. The challenge is to synthesize this information, get beyond theory, and present operating company managements with specific ideas and recommendations - insights and actionable ideas as to how human factors and CRM concepts can be applied to reduce the overall risk exposure of the enterprise. The presentation will discuss and suggest several key “take aways” – potential “low hanging fruit” of ideas where human factors and CRM can help manage enterprise risk.
Water Management in a Down Market
Low oil prices are driving low utilization rates resulting in downward pricing pressure across many key segments. Find out the answers to the most common questions and more in our panel session, Water Management in a Down Market.
How to Present Your Paper
In an effort to assist authors present papers at conferences, SPE is offering a web event hosted by SPE member Byron Haynes, Jr. P.E. on How to Present Your Paper. In this web event Byron will take the author from preparation to delivery within the presentation process. Post presentation Byron will field questions from participants.
Selective Water-Reduction Systems: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? - Morning Session
Presented by Larry Eoff
Selective Water-Reduction Systems: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? - Evening Session
Presented by Larry Eoff
What You Need to Know about Investigations Affecting Operations in the Oil and Gas Industry
What You Need to Know about Investigations, including a discussion of how internal and government-driven investigations work, what to expect if your company is being investigated, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other laws affecting operations in the oil and gas industry, and related ethical issues, presented by Tracy LeRoy and David Denton of Sidley Austin, LLP.
Transforming E&P Applications through Big Data Analytics
Click to find out more about what each of the three speakers will discuss!
“Getting To Zero – The Road to Stavanger” - North America
The first in a series of events leading to a culminating workshop that will be held with the 2016 SPE International HSE Conference in Stavanger, the SPE Gulf Coast Section is hosting an interactive session to initiate the industry's conversation as to how we can eliminate HSE incident occurrence.
Understanding the Potential of Case-Based Reasoning in the Oil Industry (Morning Session)
Presented by Dr. Andrei Popa
Understanding the Potential of Case-Based Reasoning in the Oil Industry (Evening Session)
Presented by Dr. Andrei Popa
Fluids for Fracturing Petroleum Reservoirs
Hydraulic Fracturing (HF) is a well-established process to enhance the productivity of oil and gas wells. This stimulation process is conducted in reservoirs where the rock does not naturally flow the petroleum fluids. This is the case in many oil and gas reservoirs especially shales. In the HF process, the reservoir stresses are overcome by use of fluids to initiate fractures. The initiation of the fracture is not enough to produce petroleum fluids. This process involves key and critical changes in the physical and chemical properties of the fluids involved. This lecture will shed light on these changes from material science point of view. Various existing technologies for HF fluids will be discussed. This should give a clear understanding of the current state of the art in this field. The talk will also shed light on the current challenges that the industry faces. This will help the attendees draw broad lines on the current research themes in this area.
Managing Project Complexity
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...all for FREE. Most projects overrun their budget and/or schedule significantly and/or produce less oil/gas than promised. The complexity of our projects and project design teams is at least partially responsible for project failure rates. An SPE Work Study group is presently addressing the impact of complexity and its contribution to project failures. The presentation will include preliminary findings from that study.
Scrubbers: Advances in High Capacity Scrubber Internals and Performance Boosting with Inline Pre-Separation
Basic scrubber design and internal technologies were highlighted in the STTS 3-March 2015 Webinar: “Scrubber Design for Gas-Liquid Separation: A Holistic Approach”. In continuation with our theme on Scrubber Designs, this webinar will focus on high capacity internals advancements and services in which these internals may be applied. Enhanced separation efficiency and/or capacity can be further obtained when combined with a pre-separator upstream of the high capacity scrubber in the form of an inline cyclonic separator. Various concept and layouts will be presented and discussed.
How to Write an Abstract
In an effort to assist authors submit their best papers to conferences and journals, SPE is offering a WebEx hosted by SPE member Byron Haynes, Jr. P.E. on How to Write an Abstract. In this WebEx Byron will cover both basics and some new changes within the abstract process along with how to effectively construct your abstract. Post presentation Byron will field questions from participants.
Drilling Automation Topics
Drilling Automation Webinars
Digital Manufacturing and Its Relation to Drilling Systems Automation
Digital Manufacturing (“Digital Thread”) encompasses the idea of high-levels of connectivity, data aggregation, and digital models to drive efficiency, safety, and growth in distributed systems. More concretely, there is a trend in manufacturing operations towards having a common data model that guides the creation of products from design engineering, through manufacturing all the way to maintenance, support, and end-of-life reclamation. The presentation will provide an overview of current activities in other industries and their relation to drilling system automation.
Development of Mature Oil Fields: Enhanced Oil Recovery Option - Morning Session
Presented by Dr. Tayfun Babadagli
Decision Making: What makes a decision ‘good’?
Much is yet to be learned about how and why we make decisions, one of our most complex and essential human behaviors. Decision making occurs at all levels in organizations, from strategic decision makers to operational decision makers. Typically, it is the outcome of the decision that determines whether a decision is good or not, however, typically it is the decision making process that affects the outcome. This presentation will include factors that influence both individual and collaborative decision making, including the impact of cognitive biases. The factors that can help, as well as hinder, decision making will also be discussed. Suggestions from the SPE Technical Report, 2013, entitled The Human Factor: Process Safety and Culture, will be described in the context of improving the decision making process.
Increase Efficiency and Reliability in Oil and Gas
This presentation focuses on advanced automation architectures and software techniques that leverage data analytics and system modularity to achieve greater operational efficiency and reliability. Doing 'more with less' is highlighted through specific technologies that combine advanced hardware and software into unified platforms.
Managing Employee Fatigue Through A Fatigue Risk Management Plan
This web event will cover the essential components of a Fatigue Risk Management Plan, the first steps to implement a Fatigue Risk Management Plan and a case study on measuring fatigue risk exposure in an operational setting.
An Agenda for the Lull: Coping Successfully in These Volatile Times
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...all for FREE. It wasn’t but a few months ago that we discussed the dire situation the oil and gas industry finds itself in. However, high oil prices cushioned the effect of poor practices and muffled the hearing of the industry! What a difference a few months make! This talk will draw upon the vast Independent Project Analysis, Inc. (IPA) database of capital projects and lessons learned to present an agenda for the lull. Specifically, we will discuss the things businesses should be doing right now that will make their companies emerge stronger from this crisis.
Unconventional Completions - A Paradigm Shift - Evening Session
Presented by Martin Rylance
Well Integrity Topics
Webinars on Well Integrity
Well Plug and Abandonment
Well Plug & Abandonment (P&A) is the final operation in a well, this work required by local governments represents a huge liability for the oil & gas industry. This webinar will provide a high level overview of how to perform a well abandonment. It will touch briefly on the regulations and guidelines and thereafter go step by step through the P&A process of an example well schematic while highlighting some of the technical challenges.
Addressing Infectious Diseases in Oil and Gas Workplace: Ebola Preparedness and Response Key Learnings
This presentation will cover the aspects of how the industry can be effective in protecting workers against Ebola.
What About HSSE? – Why Early Inclusion of HSSE Into Enterprise Resource Planning Efforts Makes Sense
Ideally, enterprise resource planning (ERP) efforts would include health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) in scope. So why don’t they? The presentation will show why HSSE should be included in ERP efforts, discuss the value consequences of not including HSSE, and suggestions on how to make the business case for why HSSE should be included in scope from Day One.
An Insight to Current Flow Assurance Technologies
The Flow Assurance Technical Section presents this web event on how the challenges of subsea developments are exponentially increasing as we go not only deeper but also further into sea. This presentation will give an overview on some significant flow assurance challenges and various state-of-the art flow assurance technologies.
Wellbore Stability and Strengthening
Drilling depleted or weak zones has always been a challenge; with typical problems associated while drilling these types of intervals being lost circulation, stuck pipe and wellbore instability resulting in significant and expensive non-productive time (NPT) and costly remediation operations. A new approach is an integrated one that combines the planning and testing, products and systems, implementation and maintenance, and monitoring and reporting on their success of Wellbore Strengthening (WBS) solutions. This approach will be reviewed along with the accompanying technologies for WBS.
SPE Unconventional Resources Webinar Series
This series includes six webinars on different unconventional reservoir topics. Each webinar will be about one-hour long followed by Q&A.
How to Write a Technical Paper
In an effort to assist authors submit their best papers to conferences and journals, SPE is offering a web event hosted by SPE member Byron Haynes, Jr. P.E. on How to Write a Good Technical Paper. In this presentation, Mr. Haynes will cover both basics and some more advanced methods for authors. Post presentation, he will field questions from participants.
Session IV – Deviation of Material Balance
Presented by Aziz S. Odeh.
Session V – Water Influx Theory
Presented by Aziz S. Odeh.
Safety Culture Before and After Bhopal
The deadliest industrial accident in human history occurred on Dec 3, 1983. A chemical release in Bhopal, India killed thousands. A lax safety culture contributed to the accident and to the extreme consequences of the accident. This webinar will tackle some challenging questions such as – ‘How is safety culture different today?’ and ‘What impact did Bhopal have?’ ‘Did it have more impact on design or on operations?’
Unconventional Frac Jobs for Unconventional Reservoirs – What Should You Be Concerned About?
​Presented by Jennifer L. Miskimins
Hydraulic Fracturing Topics
Hydraulic Fracturing Webinars
Scrubber Design for Gas-Liquid Separation: A Holistic Approach
Scrubber design is not a simple matter of selecting whatever demisting technology you want and applying a K-factor. First the required separation performance must be determined based on the service. Then scrubber design starts upstream with the inlet piping sizing, components (valves, etc.) and routing. Proper inlet design ensures a stable flow regime, low entrainment of liquid into the gas due to shearing, and prevents swirling flow from entering the scrubber. A low shear inlet distributor is necessary to minimize shearing of large droplets into smaller harder to separate droplets and to provide adequate distribution into the vessel. The scrubber design should also account for proper disengaging space for bulk liquid separation (gravity separation) and flow distribution between internal elements.
Production Optimization for Artificial Lift
This is the last in a series of eight webinars on Artificial Lift. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
Application Fiber Optic Technology for Well and Reservoir Management
Fiber Optic (FO) technology is quite unique for diagnostic evaluation of wells as the fiber can be used in multiple ways. Initially, application of fiber for in-well technology concentrated on temperature profiling. This limited its application to processes with strong thermal signatures. More recently the use of fiber for acoustics and strain measurements has expanded the applicability of distributed fiber sensing to other areas of data acquisition and well management.
An In Depth Comparison of Four Gas Measurement Technologies; Orifice, Turbine, Ultrasonic and Coriolis
The aim of this presentation is to address meter selection and provide pointers to assist engineers within the four major categories listed above. The aim of this presentation is to address meter selection and provide pointers to assist engineers within the four major categories listed inside.
Perforating for Inflow Performance in Natural Completions
Presented by Mark S. Brinsden
Energistics Standards 101
Course Description • The business case for and footprint of Energistics data exchange standards • WITSML Overview, Energistics’s drilling data exchange standard • Future development plans
Challenges and Solutions in Multiphase Flow Measurement; for onshore, offshore and subsea applications
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...all for FREE. This presentation will discuss some of the applications where multiphase meters are currently used, what challenges are commonly seen, and how the use of multiphase meters can effectively be used for these complex scenarios. The current status of multiphase meters will be covered, and examples of applications successfully (and not so successfully) uses of multiphase meters in real life applications will be presented.
Shale Formation Re-Fracturing; Why do it, What is Needed and How?
Multi-fractured horizontal wells in Shale plays exhibit, sometimes dramatic, performance decline due to deterioration in completion efficiency. In order to overcome the reduced effective fracture dimensions, it is necessary to evaluate the performance of the multi-fractured horizontal wells and its remaining potential and the impact of re-fracturing. In this webinar we discuss an analog model, developed from a statistically significant dataset of over 80 wells in the Haynesville Shale, for estimating the economic value, the potential uplift and the minimum threshold volume required. We also discuss methods to achieve this potential including implementation. Some of these points were presented by Jacobs7 in a JPT article.
Crude and Refined Product Metering - Meter Selection for Loading/ Unloading Applications and Meter Proving
The basic operating principles of four metering technologies: Positive Displacement (PD) Meters, Coriolis Mass Meters, Turbine Meters, and Ultrasonics will be discussed and the application range of each one of these technologies in terms of viscosity and flow rate will be covered.
The Three C's of Offshore Decommissioning
Jim Christie will share lessons learned from decommissioning three interconnected offshore platforms in the UK North Sea, comprising almost 100,000 tonnes of topsides and 40,000 tonnes of jackets, together with abandoning over 100 wells and hundreds of kilometers of pipelines.
Plunger Lift and Capillary Deliquification
This is the seventh in a series of eight webinars on Artificial Lift. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
Reservoir Performance Aspects of Light-Tight Oil Reservoir Systems
Low-permeability black oil reservoirs (“light-tight oil” or LTO) are currently a significant focus of development in North America. High profile examples include developments of certain areas of the Eagle Ford, Bakken and Wolfcamp formations in the U.S., and the Bakken and Cardium formations in Canada. Commercial development of these plays has been enabled by the use of multi-fractured horizontal wells (MFHWs), however quantitative evaluation of well-performance remains a challenge. The intent of this webinar is to discuss recent advances in RTA that have made possible the analysis of LTO reservoirs that exhibit complex reservoir and fluid behavior.
What you need to know about Attaining and Maintaining Accurate Fiscal and Allocation
This session covers fiscal and allocation metering and will address meter selection criteria, installation effects, calibration, shrinkage/flash and diagnostics and troubleshooting.
Target, Havex, Shamoon, Night Dragon: How Cyber Espionage Impacts the Oil and Gas Industry and How You Can Make a Difference
Could "cyber espionage" impact digital oilfield operations? Could you be part of the solution? During this session we will review recent cyber campaigns and how and why cyber adversaries have their sights set not only IT systems, but also engineering systems, control systems and industrial devices of some of the largest companies in the world, including manufacturing and energy. We will also discuss how everyone -- engineers, scientists, IT personnel and executives in the energy industry can collaboratively combat the cyber adversaries that threaten the future of our global digital oilfields.
Drilling Automation Research at the University of Texas at Austin
In an innovative move, the University of Texas under the guidance of Professor Eric van Oort has opened laboratories targeting drilling automation. The drilling automation laboratory features a drill rig simulator, the first of its kind at an American University, and students and faculty have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that supports research, development and teaching.
Developing an Advanced Safety Culture – Non-Compliance and the Just and Fair Culture
Presented by Patrick Hudson
Upgrading Crude Oil Separators and Systems for Mature Oil Fields
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...all for FREE. The presentation considers original end of field life design constraints on crude oil separators and in a logical progression illustrates how hidden capacity in a separator can be identified and used to upgrade the separator, both by maximizing the use of available volume in the separator and also by the use of upgraded process internals. The presentation also describes the methods available for installing upgraded internals covering clamp type internals through to full vessel modification including fitting of new process nozzles.
Hydraulic Lift: Jet Pump & Piston Pump
This is the sixth in a series of eight webinars on Artificial Lift. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
Electrical Submersible Pumping (ESP)
This is the fifth in a series of eight webinars on Artificial Lift. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
SPE Certification and PE Exam Review
This preparatory study course will share best practices for engineering professionals getting ready to take the professional registration or the SPE certification exam.
Emerging Approaches to Fatigue Risk Management
This web event includes presentations from two speakers on the topic. Dr. Mollicone will give an overview of biological factors that contribute to fatigue in a context relevant to the oil and gas industry. He will discuss leading tools to objectively quantify fatigue-related performance deficits and will demonstrate the brief 3-minute Psychomotor Vigilance Test (PVT). ______________________________________________________________ In the last ten years three new streams of R&D have upset the 100 year status quo of how we view light at night. Dr. Martin Moore-Ede will discuss the progress of this R&D, and some innovative new approaches to managing these risks and avoiding an LED-induced shift worker health epidemic.
Integrated Reservoir Modeling – Challenges and Solutions (Evening Session)
Presented by Dr. Mohan Kelkar
Robotic Drilling Systems
Since 2007, Robotic Drilling Systems AS (RDS) has developed robotic technology for an unmanned drill floor. This has included the development of a new generation of pipe handlers, iron roughnecks, elevators, slips, control systems and man-machine interfaces, and a new machine: the drill floor robot. RDS will present the results and status of its research and development program, and discuss how the robotic drill floor will be introduced in the industry.
Progressing Cavity Pumping (PCP)
This is the fourth in a series of eight webinars on Artificial Lift. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
Facility Operability: Designing Operable Facilities
The Oil & Gas industry has been designing and constructing facilities for decades, and they have all been started up and operated successfully. Why do we need to pay special attention to “Facility Operability?” The truth is that facility start-ups have been less than efficient and have resulted in months of delay before reaching nameplate rated performance. When planned and executed correctly, a comprehensive Facility Operability program should not result in added facility costs or delayed project schedule. In this presentation the speaker will share the things of primary importance with regard to ”Facility Operability” ie. the experiences and learnings of almost 10 years of working with these issues. This presentation is intended to be an interactive session where the audience will share experiences and ask plenty of questions.
Human Factors in Drilling: Are there practical tools for use at the wellsite?
Research sponsored by the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers and others has suggested that creating a sense of ‘chronic unease’ in relation to barrier integrity and operation of safety-critical systems, combined with understanding of the psychological issues that create error-producing conditions, will strengthen defenses against major accidents occurring. The question remains as to the best way to embed the necessary skills through teaching, coaching, and assessment and their integration into routine working practices. The purpose of the webinar is to present the concept of Threat and Error Management to the audience, to engage with them and to seek their feedback as to whether this approach is viable in today’s operational climate. If not, then what?
Unlocking Ten Trillion Barrels of Global Oil Shale Resources; The State of the Industry
Presented by Khosrow Biglarbigi
Meeting the Challenges of Effective Occurrence Investigations
Occurrences (accidents and incidents), whether they take place in the transportation industry, health care settings or in highly industrialized plants, occur regularly and all too frequently, sometimes with fatal and disastrous results. Occurrences place a great burden on organizations, their workers, and at times the general public. They are very costly both in personal and financial terms, as are the investigations into the causes of these occurrences in terms of time and money. Drawing on hard experience gained by conducting systematic safety investigations in a variety of industrial settings, the webinar will address the challenges organizations face when confronted by the need to conduct a safety investigation.
Gas-Lift
This is the third in a series of eight webinars on Artificial Lift. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
Assessment of Forecast Uncertainty in Mature Reservoirs
Presented by Jorge Landa
Completion of Hydrocarbon Bearing Shale Reservoir – SPE Distinguished Lecturer
Presented by George Waters
Understanding and Managing Budgets
This course focuses on the basics of budgeting for organizations. It should prove helpful for any manager who needs to know about budgeting.
Research Fellowship Award winners – Part 2: Advances on Sparse Representation of Reservoir Properties, Fluid Characterization Methods for Steam-Solvent Co-Injection, and Full-Resolution Simulations of Multi-Scale Processes
In November 2012, SPE named the six inaugural winners of the SPE Research Fellowship Award. The award provides initial seed funding to new faculty for creative research ideas and enables them to secure initial research funding to establish their network and credibility with the industry, in their field of study. It is also directed at developing and retaining faculty. This webinar is the second of two webinars, presenting the findings of three of the six award winners: Behnam Jafarpour, Ryosuke Okuno and Rami M. Younis.
PFC: Improving Business Decision Making to Improve Asset Development Economics
Incredibly the average E&P asset development over the past 15 years has had a generally dismal outcome and has delivered only 60% of the value (NPV) that it promised at sanction. Due to the increasing technical complexity and to some extent the demographics of the industry – both ours and our supply chain providers in EPC industry – we find ourselves unable to make consistent and robust profits on new field developments. This presentation looks at recent records of delivering E&P asset developments and their performance.
Hydrocyclones for Water Treating—The Science and Technology
Presented by John M. Walsh
Research Fellowship Award winners – Part 1: Fracturing Fluids, Improved Hydrocarbon Estimation and Role of Microfractures on Hydraulic Fracturing
In November 2012, SPE named the six inaugural winners of the SPE Research Fellowship Award. The award provides initial seed funding to new faculty for creative research ideas and enables them to secure initial research funding to establish their network and credibility with the industry, in their field of study. It is also directed at developing and retaining faculty. This webinar will be the first of two webinars, presenting the findings of three of the six award winners: Reza Barati, Zoya Heidari and A. Dahi-Teleghanii.
CSB report on Deepwater Horizon BOP
Presented by Stan Christman
Deepwater Topics
This is group of webinars that cover various topics on Deepwater topics:
Reservoir Surveillance of Mature Floods Using Streamline-based Workflows
Presented by Dr. Rod Batycky
Introduction to Integrated Production Modeling and Case Studies
Presented by Dr. Luigi Saputelli
EPA Subpart Quad O - Opportunities, Technologies and Solutions for Vent Gas Management in Upstream Oil and Gas Operations
Presented by Mr. Voorhis, Ms. Audrey Mascarenhas
Reciprocating Rod Lift (RRL)
Presented by Rajan Chokshi, Bill Lane
Troubleshooting Separation Challenges Using Online Diagnostics
Presented by Andrew Shaw
Introduction to Artificial Lift
This is the first webinar in the series and will introduce participants to what, why and how of the artificial lift space. Presented by Rajan Chokshi, Bill Lane
HSSE-SR: Major Capital Projects – Increasing Safety Assurance in Construction, Load out, Transportation, Installation, Hookup and Commissioning
Presented by Steve Frampton
Pitfalls in HPHT Completion Design and Planning
Presented by Tom Freeman
Crude by Rail Car Issues
Presented by David N. Friedman
Lighting Practices in the Oil and Gas Industry and the Consequences for Safety, Cost and the Nighttime Sky
Presented by William (Bill) Wren
MPD Automation and Competency: Meeting Training Challenges for New Technologies
Presented by Austin Johnson
Wellbore Stability—Keeping Wellbores Open
Presented by Daniel Moos
Business and Human Rights – What is Your Company’s Responsibility?
Presented by Roper Cleland, Yadaira Orsini, Ursula Wynhoven, Nili Safavi
Predicting Droplet Size Distribution
Presented by Gene E. Kouba
Re-Fracturing: Timing, Prerequisites, Diversion and Application
Presented by George E. King
Human Error: Why We Make Mistakes At Work
Presented by Andrew Dingee
Water Treating—Taking the Mystery out of Water Soluble Organics
Presented by Dr. John Walsh
The Human Factor:  Process Safety and Culture
Presented by Kenneth E. Arnold, J. Ford Brett, Andrew Dingee
Transferring Analytics into Oil & Gas: Powerful stories of the unexpected crossover of data analytics techniques between industry sectors.
Presented by Nicholas Clarke
Ethics for Engineers
This hour-long presentation is intended to meet the continuing education requirements of most state boards and to remind engineers of some of the obligations they carry as part of their professional careers.
Social Investment Performance
Presented by Alison Colwell
Hydraulic Fracturing of Horizontal Wells—Realizing the Paradigm Shift that has been 30 years in Development - SPE Distinguished Lecturer
Presented by Dr. C. Mark Pearson
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as a Catalyst for Culture Change
Presented by Howard Duhon
2013 SPE Faculty Innovative Teaching Award Recipients
Presented by Dr. David DiCarlo, Dr. Shenglai Yang, Dr.Phaneendra Kondapi
Managing Dual Careers—Work-Life Integration in a 24/7 World
Presented by Eve Sprunt, Ph.D.
Challenges of Upstream Operations to General Separator Design
Presented by Mike Power
Cement Placement and Evaluation—Progress in Last 10 years
Presented by Gunnar DeBruijn
Data-Driven (Fact-Based) Reservoir Modeling of Mature Assets
Presented by Shahab D. Mohaghegh
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing: An Overview of Well Monitoring with DTS and DAS
This seminar will introduce the audience to the concepts and applications of distributed fiber-optic sensing for well and reservoir monitoring.
Releasing Shale-Gas Potential With Fractured Horizontal Wells
Presented by Dr. Erdal Ozkan
New Deepwater Technologies From JPT Young Technology Showcase
Presented by Art J. Schroeder Jr., James Dech, Brock Williams
Embedding Sustainability Into Operations
Presented by Fernando L. Benalcazar, Michael Frederik Ellekjaer
LNG Basics for Petroleum Engineers
Presented by Michael Choi
Workflow for Applying Simple Models to Forecast Production From Hydraulically Fractured Shale Wells
Presented by John Lee, Professor of Petroleum Engineering and holder of the Cullen Distinguished University Chair at The University of Houston.
Result-Based and Earned Value–A New Integrated PM Approach
Presented by Williams Chirinos
Hydraulic Fracture Identification and Production Log Analysis in Unconventionals Using DTS
Presented by Kyle Friehauf
Oil and Gas Economics and Uncertainty
Presented by Rodney (Rod) Schulz
Oil and Gas Economics and Uncertainty
This webinar will give an engineer a few tools and thoughts on how to quantify and think about their unique situations so that they can better serve their companies, the industry and society at large.
Hydrocyclones for Water Treating—The Science and Technology
Presented by John M. Walsh
Flow Assurance-Managing Flow Dynamics and Production Chemistry
This webinar presents an holistic approach to flow assurance.
Flow Assurance-Managing Flow Dynamics and Production Chemistry
This webinar presents an holistic approach to flow assurance.
Application of Low Viscosity Fluids to Hydraulic Fracturing – SPE Distinguished Lecturer
Presented by Larry K. Britt
Shale Asset Management via Advanced Data-Driven and Predictive Analytics
Advanced Data-Driven Analytics provides much needed insight into hydraulic fracturing practices in Shale. Presented by Shahab D. Mohaghegh
A Sustainability Perspective on the Real-World Environmental Impacts, Solutions, and Best Practices Across the Stages of the E&P Lifecycle—From Seismic Acquisition to Abandonment
Presented by Melanie Brooke-Lander, David Hollas, David Hollas
Deliquification of Horizontal Wells
Presented by T. Scott Campbell, Rajan Chokshi, Bill Lane, Stephen W. Turk
Technical Aspects of Waterflooding
This one day virtual workshop looks at various elements within the domain of waterflooding including the design, practice, implementation, and surveillance of effective waterflooding.
Artificial Intelligence Applications in the E&P Industry and an Example of Short-Term Production Prediction Using Neural Networks
Presented by Dr. Luigi Saputelli
Technology Commercialization in the Oil and Gas Industry (Learnings From an Operator, Service Company, and Private Equity)
Presented by Ashok Belani, Einar Gamman, Ram Shenoy, Russ Capper
Unconventional Completions--Wellbore Completions and Fracturing
This webinar discusses strategies for completing unconventional wells that require multistage hydraulic fracturing. This webinar defines completions as both the wellbore completion and the hydraulic fracturing. Presented by Aaron Burton, Sergey Kotov
An Overview and Update of Current Greenhouse (GHG) Regulations and Policies
This webinar will provide an overview and update of current greenhouse (GHG) regulations and policies as they apply to the production and use of both conventional and unconventional oil & gas. Presented by Kipp Coddington
Less Known Methods for Improved Oil and Gas Recovery
Presented by Dr. Zaki Bassiouni
Treatment Options for Reuse of Frac Flowback and Produced Water From Shales
Presented by Dr. Tor Palmgren
Overview of Sustainable Development Trends
Presented by Libby Cheney, Brian Sullivan
Defoaming Additives in Horizontal Multiphase Flow – Impact on Flow Regime and Separations
Presented by Professor Omar K. Matar
Smart Fields: A Data-Driven Approach to Making Oil Fields Smart
This webinar will explore the challenges that our industry face in turning data into information. Presented by Shahab D. Mohaghegh
New and Emerging Technologies for Oil and Gas Production of Shale
Presented by Stephen A. Holditch, George Moridis George E. King
Dual Gradient Drilling - 101
Presented by John H. Cohen
MPD and UBD Webinars
Webinars on MPD and UBD
Prediction of Oil Asphaltene Behavior based on Fluid Characterization – SPE Distinguished Lecture
Presented by Artur Stankiewicz
Advances On Sparse Representation of Reservoir Properties, Fluid Characterization Methods for Steam-Solvent Co-Injection, and Full-Resolution Simulations of Multi-Scale Processes (20 June was SPE Junior Research Award Winner Presentations – Part 2)
Presented by Behnam Jafarpour, Ryosuke Okuno, Rami M. Younis
Advances On Sparse Representation of Reservoir Properties, Fluid Characterization Methods for Steam-Solvent Co-Injection, and Full-Resolution Simulations of Multi-Scale Processes
Presented by Behnam Jafarpour, Ryosuke Okuno, Rami M. Younis
Reservoir Engineering Aspects of Unconventional Reservoirs
Presented by Thomas A. Blasingame
Sustainable Development—Local Stakeholder Engagement—A Practitioner’s Perspective
Presented by Ilse Castellanos
Sustainable Development—Local Stakeholder Engagement—A Practitioner’s Perspective
Presented by Ilse Castellanos
Foaming in Separators: Handling and Operation
Presented by Dr. Wally John Georgie
SPE Junior Research Award Winner Presentations – Part 1
Presented by Reza Barati, Zoya Heidari
Hydraulic Fracturing: Environmental and Occupational Health Challenges
Presented by Mr. Michael Parker, Mr. Eric J. Esswein
Deepwater Well Construction Optimization
Presented by JC Cunha
Petroleum Reserves Estimates – Where we Have Been, Where we Are and Where we Appear to be Headed
Presented by Ron Harrell
Effects of Complex Reservoir Geometries and Completion Practices on Production Analysis in Tight Gas Reservoirs – SPE Distinguished Lecturer
Presented by Stuart Cox
Electric Submersible Pump (ESP) Reliability
Where is the industry in terms of ESP technology and reliability? This presentation will strive to provide answers, plus provide information on work in progress around the globe that may also be applicable to understanding and improving ESP performance. Presented by Shauna Noonan
Level Control Detection Selection
Presented by Roar Fjøsne
Journey of Well Integrity
Presented by Paul Hopmans
Capturing the Hearts and Minds of PE Students—Sharing Effective Teaching Approaches
Presented by Dr. Matthew Balhoff, Yildiray Cinar, Dr. Marshall C. Watson
Modeling and Simplicity: Occam’s Razor in the 21st Century
Presented by Larry W. Lake
Overview of Current DFIT Analysis Methodology
Presented by Robert D. Barree
A Sustainable Solution to the Climate Change Dilemma—“Eliminate the Flare” – SPE Distinguished Lecturer
Presented by Ms. Audrey Mascarenhas
Management of Innovation in R&D
Presented by Dr. Chehroudi
The Impact of Administrative Controls and Management Enforcement  on Human Performance
Presented by Edward Skompski
Produced Water Management--“Waste to Value” - SPE Distinguished Lecturer
Presented by Dwyann Dalrymple
Tight Oil Approaches and Technology Gaps - What Works, What Hasn't
Presented by George E. King
Selection and Troubleshooting of Flotation Equipment for Produced Water Treating
This Webinar will start with a broad overview of the different types of flotation equipment available on the market for produced water treating. Presented by John M. Walsh
Perforating With Lasers: Are You Ready for the Power of Light?
Presented by Brian C. Gahan
Nanotechnology Applications in Drilling Fluids
Presented by Katherine Price, M-I SWACO
Simultaneous Stimulation Of Multi-Well Pads Using Multi-Zone Stimulation Technology
Presented by Randy C. Tolman
New Options for Produced Water Treatment and Re-Use in Gas/Oil Shale Fracturing
Presented by David Burnet
Diagnosing and Resolving Chemical and Mechanical Problems in Produced Water Treating Systems
Presented by Ted Frankiewicz
Flow Conditioning Impact on Separations
Presented by Cris Heijckers
Trapped Annular Pressure Mitigation with a Shrinking Spacer Fluid
Presented by Ben Bloys
LNG – Changing Quickly
Presented by John Morgan
Challenges with Cement Evaluation- What We Know and What We Don’t
Presented by David Stiles
Pore-Scale Imaging and Modeling of Rocks
Presented by Martin Blunt
The Unfulfilled Promise of Enhanced Oil Recovery—What Lies Ahead?
Presented by S.M. Farouq Ali
Managed Pressure Drilling
Presented by Don Reitsma