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Webinar: Becoming an Indispensable Leader

Learn how to become the kind of leader that everyone wants to follow, a leader who knows himself well, is smart enough to learn from others and has the ability to rally team members around a central Mission and a compelling Vision ... The journey begins as an 'inside job'. Register Today.

Webinar: Dynamic Paraffin Deposition Cell: A Novel Test Method to Screen Paraffin Chemistries Under Multiphase Conditions

A novel patent pending technology called Dynamic Paraffin Deposition Cell has been developed at Nalco Champion to effectively address this issue. This new system has been found to be advantageous over conventional cold finger operations to study paraffin deposition under more realistic field conditions. Dynamic Paraffin Deposition Cell would help Nalco Champion to select better paraffin mitigation solution for its customers. Learn more about this webinar and register.

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!.

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.

Director's Note

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!