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Web Event: Case-Based Reasoning

On 25 June, Andrei Popa, SPE Distinguished Lecturer, will speak on "Understanding the Potential of Case-Based Reasoning in the Oil Industry." Case-based reasoning (CBR) is another soft computing technology developed to deal with uncertainty, approximate reasoning and exploit knowledge domain. Case-based reasoning, also known as computer reasoning by analogy, is a simple and practical technique that solves new problems by comparing them to ones that have already been solved in the past, thus saving time and money. Users can choose between a morning and an evening session.

Web Event: Digital Manufacturing

Learn about "Digital Manufacturing and Its Relation to Drilling Systems Automation" on 3 June with Clay Flannigan.

SPE Technical Report: Calculation of Worst-Case Discharge (WCD)

Approved by the SPE Board of Directors in March, this report documents the consensus from the SPE Summit held in March 2014. Topics covered in the technical report include reservoir properties, inflow modeling, outflow modeling, total volume, special cases, and reporting. Deterministic methods are proposed because of the wording of regulations and requirements for detailed well design and response planning, but parametric sensitivity analysis is recommended. All reservoir properties should be best-estimate success-case values based on sound geology, geophysics, and engineering judgment. Future improvements could include flow correlations for high rates in large-diameter pipes, sonic velocity effects, and probabilistic methods. For full details, read SPE-174705-TR.

Applications Open for SPE Faculty Enhancement Travel Grants

Applications are open for SPE Faculty Enhancement Travel Grants. If you are a university faculty member looking for financial support to attend SPE conferences, workshops, and forums apply online today.

Director's Note: Management & Information

It is my plan to keep you posted on all current developments and initiatives regarding M&I within SPE, but this time, I would like to comment on Management & Information and its associated disciplines.

Web Event: 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."

Web Event: Infectious Diseases

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

Web Event: Employee Fatigue

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

Director’s Note: Introduction

As your new Management & Information (M&I) Technical Director, I would like to use my first words in these notes to thank you for your service and constant support of SPE. It is an honor to serve on the SPE Board of Directors (BOD) and I plan, during the next 3 years of my mandate, to use this space as a channel of communication about all initiatives in our M&I area.

Distinguished Lecturer: Shale Plays and the World’s Energy Supply and Demand Equation

The global shale revolution is just beginning. Although technical advancements are largely responsible for unlocking the potential of shale gas, the industry’s coordination with a broad set of stakeholders (governments, regulators, academia, the public) arguably have equal, and perhaps more, influence on the implementation of new shale developments.