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What is an SPE Forum?
SPE Forums are unique, by-invitation-only SPE events that bring together top technologists, innovators, and managers to address a specific industry challenge. Participation in a forum builds a professional network that will enhance a career for a lifetime. Participants are encouraged to come prepared to contribute their experience and knowledge, rather than be spectators or students. The objective is to create a collaborative, idea-generating arena that stimulates new ideas and innovation about future challenges facing the E&P industry.

Who should participate?

  • Experienced professionals who want to exchange ideas with others in your area of technical expertise. Forums offer an exclusive opportunity to interact with innovators, seasoned professionals, and leading technologists.

  • Young professionals with relevant experience and knowledge of the forum topic. Forums are a window on the future that belongs to the next generation of professionals.

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SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section Presents: Multiphase Flow Conditioning-Industry Gaps

Presenter: Carlos Avila, Senior Facilities Engineer for Advanced Production Systems, Chevron

When: Thursday, 19 November from 1100 to 1300 hours Central Time
Where: Norris Conference Center, CityCentre, 816 Town and Country Blvd., Suite 210, Houston, Texas

Registration Fee:
SPE Member-USD 40
Nonmember-USD 50

Program Agenda:
1100-1130 Registration and Networking
1130-1300 Lunch
1145-1200 Technical Section Updates
1200-1300 Presentation and Q&A

Register today!

SPE Supports University Faculty

SPE Supports University Faculty.

SPE sponsors Faculty Enhancement Travel Grants that provide financial support for university faculty to attend SPE conferences, workshops, and forums.

Selected faculty may use the funds for event registration fees, and travel costs.

Learn more and apply today.
The application deadline is 15 November.

Web Event: The Data Journey in the E&P Industry

Web Event: The Data Journey in the E&P Industry

Join Shahab Mohaghegh on 27 October at 0800 (CDT, GMT -6) as he presents a live web event on The Data Journey in the E&P Industry.

Web Event: Building Public-Private Partnerships

On 27 October at 1200, Ruth Perry and Stephen Truchon will give a live presentation on Building Public-Private Partnerships for Regional Long-Term Research and Monitoring.

Shell is working with academic, non-profit, business partners, and government stakeholders to develop and implement long term environmental monitoring programs. These programs, or public-private partnerships (PPPs), help Shell to operate safely and responsibly in the marine offshore environment.

Web Event: A Systems Approach to Flow Assurance

Register for Howard Duhon's web event on 22 October at 1200 to listen to a live presentation on how to be an effective Flow Assurance Engineer.

Learn more.

Projects, Facilities, and Construction Dinner

Join us for the Projects, Facilities, and Construction Dinner on Monday, 28 September from 1900-2130 in Room 372 CF at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas, USA. The topic for the dinner is "On Managing Product Complexity" and a panel of project management experts will address the role of complexity in project failures and suggests remedies. Also, a part of the discussion will be guided by the results of the SPE Complexity Work Study Group, which is currently studying the issue.

  • James R. Deaver, E., Engineering Advisor Oil Field Development (OFD) Engineering, LLC
  • Jeff Edwards, Project Manager, Shell
  • Ed Merrow, Founder and President, Independent Project Associates (IPA)
The panel discussion will be moderated by Howard Duhon, P.E.; GATE; SPE Projects, Facilities, and Construction Director.

The Projects, Facilities, and Construction Dinner is sponsored by GATE and WorleyParsons.

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Purchase your PFC Dinner ticket in advance by going to the ATCE registration page.

Research & Development Technical Section Plans Topical Luncheon for ATCE

The SPE Research and Development Technical Section will host a special topical luncheon at ATCE 2015 on Tuesday, 29 September, to facilitate focused dialogue on new materials, techniques, and their applications to oil and gas. In a series of informative and thought-provoking presentations, a panel of industry experts will discuss current uses and future opportunities for these technologies as well as outline the various R&D challenges and needs that must be addressed to overcome their present limitations. A panel question-and-answer session will follow the presentations. Learn more about ATCE and register here.

Web Event: PF&C Fall Lecture Series - The Role of the Facilities Engineer in Upstream

The Projects, Facilities, and Construction Study Group is pleased to announce their 2015 fall lecture series. The series will highlight and define the role of the facilities engineer and their critical contribution to successful project execution. Learn more.

Web Event: Stabilization of Horizontal Shale Wells

Join Lee Norris on 17 September) to listen to his live web event on the topic of Stabilization of the Inherent Slugging Tendencies of Horizontal Shale Wells through Production Management and Artificial Lift.

Learn more and register.