Live Webinars

  • Asphaltene Precipitation and Deposition in Containers, Flow Lines and Hydrocarbon Formations and Mitigation by Functional Molecules

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/29/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Asphaltenes are polar heteroatoms which are often found in varying amounts and properties in crude oils. They are usually dissolved in hydrocarbon mixtures. They may drop out due to changes in pressure, and composition, and temperature to a lesser degree. The precipitation and deposition in flow lines and in the production wells create problems. The deposition is often removed by aromatics such as xylenes. They can be also removed by functional molecules at much lower concentration.

  • Formation Damage Mechanisms, Prevention and Remediation

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/05/2020 at 9:30 AM (EST)

    This presentation will review different mechanisms that can result in formation damage during well completion, stimulation and production operations. Completion strategies and fluid selection/design methodologies that need to be followed in order to prevent formation damage in different formation types will be discussed. Identification of potential damage mechanisms in an underperforming well, and remedial methods that should be applied targeting the specific type of damage will be explained considering the formation characteristics.

  • SPE eSession: Integrating Fiber-Optic Sensing to Optimize the Completion of Unconventional Wells

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/12/2020 at 10:00 AM (EST)

    This web-based technology session will feature four technical presentations that highlight recent field case studies on the theme of using fiber-optic measurements to optimize the completion and stimulation of unconventional wells. Join industry experts as they describe how in-well fiber-optic well sensors can monitor hydraulic fracture stimulations and the results used to diagnose fracture treatments, understand stimulation effectiveness, and optimize future completions. The technical presentations will be followed by a moderated Q&A-driven panel discussion. Specific topics will include integrating fiber-based data with that obtained by other methods to evaluate cluster and stage design strategies, fluid and proppant placement, fracture characterization and well-to-well interactions.

  • How Artificial Intelligence is Reinventing Drilling in Oil and Gas

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/17/2020 at 9:00 AM (EST)

    Oil and Gas is currently suffering an unprecedented downturn, but the companies that will emerge the strongest during these times are the ones who adopt innovative technologies to promote growth. These companies are now embracing technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence to optimize operations and to predict the likelihood of catastrophic or downtime-related events. In this session, we will consider how AI can identify all drilling dysfunction and propose a path forward to address drilling optimization.​

  • Sand Production Management – Sand Transport, Erosion and Erosion-Corrosion

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/19/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    Sand production is an important flow assurance concern encountered in existing as well as new oil and gas pipelines. In spite of the sand control/management techniques implemented down-hole, fine sand (less than 50-75 microns) often may find its way into the piping components of onshore, offshore, and subsea facilities. This presentation will focus on discussing Tridiagonal teams research on sand transport, erosion and erosion-corrosion in field scale test facilities.

  • Liquid-Assisted Gas-Lift (LAGL) – A New Artificial Lift Method

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/20/2020 at 10:00 AM (EST)

    This webinar will present a recently developed artificial lift method called Liquid-Assisted Gas-Lift (LAGL). This new technology can be used as an artificial lift method that uses NO downhole equipment.

On-Demand Webinars

  • Life Cycle Well Integrity of CO2 Storage Wells: Engineering Imperatives for Success

    Includes Credits

    Geologic storage of CO2 has gained significance, largely due to it being a green-house gas (GHG) and concerns related to impacts on climate from GHG emissions. The literature and experience from industrial analogs indicate that wellbores (both active/inactive or abandoned) may represent the most likely route for escape of the injected CO2 from the storage reservoirs. Therefore, sound injection well design and life cycle well integrity of all wells is of critical importance in such projects, particularly from a storage perspective of 1000 years or more.

  • Automated Trajectory Drilling for Rotary Steerable Systems

    Includes Credits

    This webinar explains how deviated wellbores are drilled automatically with a rotary steerable system. The automation system used is capable of predicting the wellbore trajectory, deriving steering proposals to follow the planned trajectory closely or steer back to plan, and submitting those steering downlinks automatically to the downhole RSS with the directional driller observing the system. During the webinar, we explain the underlying control methodology and the automation system architecture. Furthermore, operational considerations as well as sensor and actuator influencing factors are discussed. The concept of embedding the driller and directional driller in the decision-making workflow is outlined. Finally, the performance of the automated trajectory drilling system is assessed and case studies are presented, where up to 98 % of a single wellbore has been drilled automatically.

  • Humble Leadership

    Includes Credits

    Leadership is one of the most important skills in building a successful career, relationship or organization. While there are many attributes of a good leader, being a humble leader is one the best qualities a leader could possess, especially when leading without formal authority. In this webinar, we are going to discuss traits and attributes of a humble leader, and how it can help us grow in our leadership journey.

  • Introduction to Quantum Computing & Potential Applications

    Includes Credits

    Over the last three years, IBM has made real quantum computers available on the cloud so that clients, students, and researchers can begin to learn and experiment with this new way of computing. We'll cover the basics of quantum computing, review some use cases being considered in industry, talk through what IBM Quantum is doing today, and finally how you and your teams can get onboard to explore rapidly evolving technology.

  • Resiliency During These Volatile Times

    Includes Credits

    These are unprecedented times, not just because the whole world is working from home, but because of the volatility this has brought to the oil and gas industry. And as much as we can keep saying we are fine, the circumstances are different for everyone, and there are impacts to both our personal and professional lives. But even though some days everything feels a bit hopeless, we are resilient. As individuals, and as an industry.

  • The Potential of Consensus Blockchain Technology to Mitigate Drilling Uncertainty

    Includes Credits

    The Implementation of Big Data and Machine Learning (ML) processes as part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) are already having a significant impact in the Oil & Gas Industry. Where direct access of streaming data to Big Data Systems is possible, the ML Algorithms are able to improve operational efficiency with a corresponding significant reduction in costs. Today the identification and reduction of both Invisible Lost Time (ILT) and Non-Productive Time (NPT) is even more critical than it has ever been in the past as many projects strive to maximise the rate of return on investments. This Webinar will examine the potential for the use of Blockchain to help the process of mitigating Drilling Uncertainty, and will show several case studies.