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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: Gas Hydrate Testing under Flowing Conditions: Laboratory and Field Cases

By registering for this webinar, you can listen to the speaker live and watch the slide broadcast of the presentation without leaving your desk. Replicating field conditions for flow assurance experiments often presents many challenges. These challenges are usually centered on designing an experiment with appropriately scaled geometry, selecting the test conditions, and reproducing the operating environment all while balancing the cost associated with the project. This presentation will provide an overview of different techniques that have been utilized at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to study gas hydrate formation in flowing conditions from a variety of scenarios relevant to hydrocarbon production and transport. Learn more about this webinar and register.

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.

From the Production and Facilities Technical Director

Read the October edition of the Production and Facilities Technical Director's Note.

Operational Flow Assurance

The presentation will cover the analysis and interpretation of operational data to understand causes of flow assurance issues and to evaluate options for recovery. Some principles, a number of practicalities, and several examples will be covered. The session will be of benefit both to those already in operations roles, and to those who are involved in designing new systems. Register today.

New Online Format: Oil and Gas Facilities Magazine

The Oil and Gas Facilities magazine (OGF) is now a digital publication with a new look and feel. The redesigned site allows for more regular content and social engagement. OGF will continue to focus on projects, facilities, and construction content including your favorite departments and staff-written features. Best of all, it's free to all members. Check out the online Oil and Gas Facilities magazine and sign up for the eNewsletter today. And don't forget to share your favorite content on social media!

"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: Essential Processes for Reducing Corrosion during Transportation and Refining Processes

Electrostatic dehydration and desalting will be the topic for this live webinar on 25 October at 0830 Central Time.

Learn more about this webinar and register.

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.

Register today.