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Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) Special Event at ATCE

The SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section will sponsor a special event held in conjunction with the 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE).

New Web Event on Major Capital Projects

Listen to a live webinar featuring Stephen Framptoni on 21 August as he discusses "HSSE-SR: Major Capital Projects—Increasing Safety Assurance in Construction, Load out, Transportation, Installation, Hookup and Commissioning."

New Web Event Focused on Rail Car Issues

Attend a web event on “Crude by Rail Car Issues” sponsored by SPE Gulf Coast Section’s Health, Safety & Environment Study Group. Presented by David Friedman, this web event will be broadcast on 29 July.

Business and Human Rights—What is Your Company’s Responsibility?

Join the 9 July web event to hear from three experts and further understand elements of business respect for human rights.

Join us on 23 July for MPD Automation and Competency: Meeting Training Challenges for New Technologies

Austin Johnson will discuss how automation in the drilling industry is challenging conventional thought on how rigs are designed, how wells are drilled, and how the human is involved in the process. Automation is opening the door for new types of failures due to system complexity and crew latency.

Pitfalls in HPHT Completion Design and Planning

Join Tom Freeman on 19 August as he discusses the pitfalls, problems, and lessons learned in planning an extra-HPHT completion. Examples of pitfalls encountered in completion design will include tubing design and qualification issues, perforating challenges, limited downhole production equipment, vendor selection and manufacturing challenges, and lack of service tools.

Human Error: Why We Make Mistakes At Work

Join the 17 June web event as Andrew Dingee and Trey Shaffer discuss the root of human behavior and errors in the workplace. This webinar will cover the levels of performance behaviors and review a case study from an US airline accident. The presentation discusses a number of studies that draws upon a growing understanding of how skilled experts are driven by moment to moment task demands, the availability of information, and social/organizational factors and ultimately they continued the plan even when the environment alerted them that another course of action should’ve been sought.

Re-Fracturing: Timing, Prerequisites, Diversion and Application

Join George King on 17 June for his web event that will address the question of when refracs may be economical by examination of production data, geological factors, well layout, and frac design.

Join us on 28 May for The Human Factor: Process Safety and Culture webinar

Ken Arnold, Ford Brett, and Andrew Dingee will present a summary of the two-day Human Factors Summit held In July 2012. This presentation is intended to provide guidance on human factors risks in E&P operations and what can be done to reduce those risks and increase safety.

SPE R&D Competition: Help Spread the Word

The oil and gas E&P industry faces big challenges as it rises to meet the world’s growing energy needs. And we don’t have all the answers. For that reason, SPE is holding a Research & Development Competition specifically to encourage researchers from the basic sciences and other engineering disciplines to engage in our six Grand Challenges.