Tech Talks: Remote Operations of the Frac Tree

Operating the wrong valve at the wrong time can have disastrous consequences. Schlumberger joins this SPE Tech Talk to share how real-time remote access and digital control of frac valve positions can improve multiwell fracturing efficiency with valve automation.


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This Tech Talk is categorized under the Completions technical discipline.

David Gibson


SPE Live

David Gibson has earned a reputation as a disruptive thought leader in the field of emerging oilfield technology.An engineer-turned-entrepreneur, David now owns and manages Gibson Reports, a MWD and Directional Drilling market research firm as well as a partner and board member for several start-up companies. Launching his oilfield career as a UTA-trained Mechanical Engineer, David has a 14-year track record of working for both major and independent service providers in global and domestic onshore and offshore capacities operating a wide range of tools from survey-on-connection to offshore penta-combos.Serving in leadership roles ranging from Sub-Committee Chair to Board of Directors in several professional oil and gas associations like IADD, SPE, AADE and IADC, David is a highly-requested public speaker and has been featured on 25+ different industry podcasts and livestreams to date.Known for his catchphrase, "know your industry", David's core mission is to drive the oil and gas industry toward a more knowledgeable, sustainable future.

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Tony Viator

Domain Champion

Cameron, a Schlumberger company

Tony is a Domain Champion for Surface Production Systems, a position he assumed in March of 2020.  Prior to this role, Tony was a Product Champion looking after the digitization of the completions services portfolio.

This SPE Live Tech Talk is sponsored by Schlumberger.



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