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  • Lost Circulation – Toolbox for a Scenario Based Systematic Approach to Reduce NPT (Non-Productive Time)

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/20/2020 at 9:30 AM (EST)

    This presentation will serve to highlight the various engineering, chemical and data-based tool at the industry’s disposal in what is referred to as the “lost circulation tool-box”. It will also highlight workflows that are based on a systematic approach to increase the likelihood of success of the solutions and hence have a positive impact on reducing Non-Productive Time.

  • Getting to Sanction in 3 Months – Engineering Perspective

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/27/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    ​The discussion will be a case study of design simplifications for a subsea tie-back (including flow assurance FEED) to enable investment decision in 3 months. Simplifications included design to mitigate asphaltene and hydrate challenges along with a long tie-back in deepwater GoM. An integrated team including subsurface, facilities and flow assurance enabled the decision with partner approval for a brownfield tie-back.​

  • Optimizing Matrix Stimulation Treatments for Carbonate Completions

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/03/2020 at 9:30 AM (EST)

    ​Matrix stimulation treatments in carbonates are generally considered to be low risk. Production increases from these treatments are routine and the "success" of these treatments are perceived to be high. However, many treatments realize only a small fraction of the true well potential. If a more rigorous evaluation criterion is used, many treatments would not be considered successful.

  • Formation Stabilization for Unconventional Shales – It’s More Than Conventional Clay Control

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/04/2020 at 9:30 AM (EST)

    The emphasis in this webinar is to highlight the pronounced differences in formation damage mechanisms between unconventional versus conventional reservoirs and their implications to the immediate, intermediate and long term production. Addressing specific identified damage mechanisms can be achieved with fluids and chemical additive selection based on the specific reservoir mineralogy and the fracture surface. Discussions will be made on various region-specific damage mechanism and treatments for understanding the fluid-induced sensitivities in specific formations within North America and warning signs that damage is occurring in your fracture.

  • Groundwater Protection Council’s Produced Water Report: Regulations, Current Practices, and Research Needs

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/05/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) developed a report that examines current regulations, practices, and the research needed to expand the use of produced water, a byproduct of oil and gas production, as a resource. Led by its member states, the GWPC brought together a collaboration of scientists, regulatory officials, members of academia, the oil and gas industry, and environmental groups to explore roles produced water might play in developing greater water certainty.

  • Challenges in Realizing the Full Potential of Additive Manufacturing in the Oil and Gas Industry

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/17/2020 at 9:30 AM (EDT)

    ​Additive Manufacturing, commonly known as 3D Printing, is a new manufacturing technique where material is added and a part is “printed” layer by layer. This makes additive manufacturing a method of choice for highly complex customized components. Additive Manufacturing has seen considerable growth in the Oil and Gas industry in last few years. Apart from being able to solve challenges faced by Oil and Gas Industry through complex designs, the biggest value added of additive manufacturing is the ability to manufacture obsolete parts at a reasonable cost and within a short time, as there is a lot of very old equipment still in operation.