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New SPE Technical Section: Unmanned Systems

SPE has formed a Technical Section for members to promote the exchange of information and technology, as well as develop understanding of and competence in the area of unmanned systems. This new technical area covers remotely operated and autonomous vehicle systems, software solutions, and power systems for marine, air, and land environments such as ROVs and drones. Learn more and join today!.

Drilling Uncertainty Prediction Technical Section (DUPTS) Special Session

The Drilling Uncertainty Prediction Technical Section (DUPTS) will hold a full-day workshop as part of the SPE Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition (ATS&E) on Sunday, 23 April at Le Méridien in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The workshop will include presentations and a breakout session followed by a panel discussion. The breakout session will be divided into five groups:
  • Drilling Engineering
  • Drilling Operation Optimization
  • Drilling Automation
  • Drilling Analytics and Modelling
  • Impact of Subsurface Information

Webinar: Leading Virtual Teams from Global to Teleworking

More teams are operating virtually and the degree of virtual working could encompass a team that is spread across the globe. A number of issues become predominant for the manager in this setting. These include: managing the "them" and "us" syndrome amongst dispersed team members; motivating an individual that operates remotely from other members; creating a sense of team unity and identity; and understanding the range of national cultures that shape local individual decision making. By creating a collaborative environment, dispersed team members are encouraged to capture and share knowledge that aims at both the team and the organization's institutional memory. Learn more about this webinar and register.

Webinar: Automation: Kick Detection Solutions Example

Join Dr. Abdullah S. Al-Yami as he discusses newly developed and implemented sets of scientific modules for drilling kick detection and well control. This webinar involves case studies and their business impact on drilling safety and efficiency. Register today!

Webinar: Soft Skills in Hard Times

According to a recent survey by Millennial Branding and American Express, over 61% of managers consider soft skills to be more important than hard or technical skills. Soft Skills can give you the edge to perform at your maximum abilities. Register here.

Webinar: Piper Alpha - Accident or Predictable Surprise

Many may recall what a profound impact the industry's worst offshore Oil & Gas incident has had on our business. Survivor Steve Rae will discuss his thoughts and experiences from Piper Alpha to hopefully influence how safety can be improved by us all as individuals through accepting personal accountability and adopting a more proactive approach. Register here.

"Assessing the Processes, Tools, and Value of Sharing & Learning from Offshore E&P Safety-Related Data" (SPE-182847-TR)

This report was written by a steering committee of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Industry input was obtained from a summit held April 2016 in Houston as well as members from SPE online communities. This Technical Report is based on discussions and conclusions from the summit and is intended to provide guidance on an industry-wide safety management data sharing program. The overall objective of the effort is to: a) eliminate or reduce risk of harm through industry sharing of data, b) to generate information that builds knowledge, understanding and ownership, and c) to disseminate recommended corrective actions to prevent a re-occurrence. It was approved by the SPE Board of Directors in September 2016.

Read the final report "Assessing the Processes, Tools, and Value of Sharing & Learning from Offshore E&P Safety-Related Data"

Webinar: Drillbotics

SPE's Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section created an international university competition to encourage the development of new drilling algorithms and to get more young people involved in drilling. This webinar describes the contest, what skill sets are necessary to successfully compete, and what types of innovative features are likely to emerge from this exciting competition. Join us on 26 October at 0830 Central Time.The winning team receives travel expenses to present their results at the next Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

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Webinar: Revolutionizing the Way Women Work Together

Anne Litwin presents "Revolutionizing the Way Women Work Together" on 20 October at 0830 Central Time. In this webinar, Litwin reveals startling paradoxes that spur misunderstandings, conflict, and between women on the job, along with structural issues that can make it difficult for women to feel valued or supported. Learn powerful solutions and tools for ways male and female leaders can create work environments that truly value the contributions of both women and men.

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Webinar: How to Write a Good Technical Paper

"How to Write a Good Technical Paper" will be the topic of this live webinar on 18 October at 0900 Central Time, presented by Byron Haynes, Jr.

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