ATCE 2011 features approximately 400 technical paper presentations, ePosters, and panel sessions covering all phases of the E&P industry. Meet the ATCE 2011 program committee.
Monday, 31 October
Tuesday, 1 November
Wednesday, 2 November
Opening General Session
Enhancing Standards and Best Practices in the Oil Industry
Moderator: Chad Deaton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Baker Hughes
Recent events and the increasing level of activity in very challenging operating environments have highlighted the importance of industry standards and best practices. The complexity of industry operations not only makes it more challenging to ensure safety and environmental protection, but also adds to the difficulties of providing sound regulatory oversight and gaining public acceptance.
SPE has invited global oil industry leaders, government officials, and experts from other leading industries to express their visions and to provide their views on how industry standards and best practices can ensure safe operations, environmental protection, and public acceptance of our activities.
Issues to be addressed include the role of industry associations, identifying which aspects of E&P need greater attention, sharing and leveraging technology solutions, and the relationships of the industry with government agencies and other stakeholders in the many parts of the world where we operate.
Economic Modeling in Oil and Gas Markets
Moderator: Carol Dahl, Colorado School of Mines
Panelists will discuss the current interest in the E&P industry, statistical analysis of super cycles in oil prices, an optimization model that minimizes bidding risk, simulation of the effect of shale gas on world LNG markets, and a game theory model related to environmental policies and oil spills.
Role of the Petroleum Industry in the Process of Capture, Storage, and Use of CO2
Moderator: Tom Knode, Halliburton
This session is a collaborative effort of all six of the technical directors of the SPE Board. The directors will address issues such as technology, public acceptance, international collaboration, and financial considerations. Additional focus will be on the use of aquifer storage for CO2, the use of CO2 for EOR, and the notion that CO2 injection or storage is a viable solution to the greenhouse gas problem.
Rocky Mountain Region Panel Session
Considerations for Liquids-Rich Horizontal Wells
Moderator: Mike Eberhard, Anadarko
Over the last decade there has been rapid growth within the unconventional gas basins through the application of new technologies associated with horizontal wells. With the price differential between gas and oil at an all-time high in the US, operators are making a switch to more liquids-rich areas.
This panel will share some of the lessons learned in dealing with liquids-rich, rather than dry, natural gas horizontal wells.
Panelists offers operator, service company, and academic perspectives on their work in the Bakken formation in North Dakota, Niobrara formation in Colorado, and the Eagle Ford formation in Texas.
The panel will also discuss some of the design and operational differences that should be considered for liquids-rich plays.
Environmental Considerations in Shale Play Development
Moderator: Ana Djuric, Halliburton
Shale play development, including hydraulic fracturing, is a prevalent topic in the US media, legislative, and regulatory communities. This panel session is intended to generate open discussions on current HSE and social issues in the US and how these challenges may translate around the globe.
The panel discussion will focus on what’s new and what’s coming in the future. The "Crew Change" is here, but what’s next? Topics will include SPE Talent Council initiatives related to petroleum engineering education, gender diversity, technical knowledge matrix for graduating petroleum engineers, and the SPE Faculty Task Force.
(all sessions, 50 pages)