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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.

Learn more and register.

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.

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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.

Understanding Communities: A Key to Project Success

Many factors can influence public perception of the oil and gas industry and the projects we develop. Increasingly, public acceptability can make or break our license to operate. Engineers and other technical leaders frequently view the problem as one that can be overcome with public education.

But education can only be successful if we first achieve a level of trust within the community. Building trust requires developing an understanding of the community. One of the most important approaches is for operators to understand the needs and expectations of the communities where we operate, and for project teams to educate themselves about the expectations of the local community that will be impacted by a project.

Each community is unique; the challenges are multifaceted. Join Trey Shaffer (SPE HSSE-SR Technical Director) and Howard Duhon (SPE PFC Technical Director) during this session at ATCE 2015 as they explore some notable industry efforts in community engagement and education as well as critical success factors for effective community engagement. Learn more about ATCE and register here.

Research & Development Technical Section Dinner at ATCE: Manufacturing for Oil and Gas

On Sunday, 27 September at ATCE, join us for this special dinner event, "Manufacturing for Oil and Gas," featuring keynote presentations followed by an intimate discussion about modern materials and manufacturing technologies, their revolutionary impact on rapid prototyping, and their application to oil and gas development. The keynote speaker will be Sha-Chelle Manning of Pioneer Natural Resource. Learn more about ATCE and register here.