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New Web Event on Well Plug and Abandonment

Join Bart Joppe on 8 April from 0830-1000 to hear about “Well Plug and Abandonment.”

New Web Event on 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.”

New Web Event on Wellbore Stability

Join a 25 March web event presented by Jim Friedheim on “Wellbore Stability and Strengthening.”

New Web Event on Infectious Diseases

Listen to a web event on “Addressing Infectious Diseases in Oil and Gas Workplace” presented by Malick Diara on 23 March.

New Web Event on Employee Fatigue

Join Paul Jackson on 22 April as he discusses “Managing Employee Fatigue through a Fatigue Risk Management Plan.”

New Web Event on Drilling Automation

Attend a web event on “Drilling Automation Research at the University of Texas at Austin” presented by Eric van Oort and Pradeep Ashok on 27 January.

Training course: Shale Selection, Completions, Fracturing & Production

Learn the basics of oil & gas shale evaluation and current shale “sweet spot” selection, well completion, fracturing, and production technologies for shale reservoirs.

Distinguished Lecturer: Perforating with Lasers

Lasers are on track to provide safe, nonexplosive, damage-free perforations. Current industrial laser technology addresses efficiency, portability, and reliability issues required for successful commercial field applications on all rock types, including shale.

Distinguished Lecturer: Magnetic Shielding of Directional Measurement Tool

The magnetic property of drilling fluid is one of the substantial error sources for the determination of azimuth while drilling deviated wells.

Director’s Note: First SPE R&D Competition

The 2014 SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands Oct. 27-29. Of special interest to me as R & D Committee Chairman was SPE's first Research & Development Competition held on Monday, 27 October.