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Distinguished Lecturer: Moving the Frontiers in Artificial Lift Technology in Mature Field Operations
A significant portion of operating costs in brownfields is related to lifting costs and maintenance of artificial lift equipment. Problems can lead to premature abandonment of a field despite the fact that significant oil and gas reserves remain in the reservoir.
Numerous schemes to use solvent and heat have been invented and patented for in-situ heavy oil recovery from oil sand formations.
Gain a technical overview of the geologic, evaluation, completion and development aspects of shale with a special emphasis on what is unique compared to conventional oil and gas.
From its beginning, microseismic imaging of hydraulic fracturing has created controversy. Gain an understanding of the foundation of the “ground truth” from microseismic imaging data, an appreciation for the implementation and benefits of the technology, and an awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of the technology.
The presentation will discuss corrosion mechanisms that have emerged in production systems due to changes in flow regimes and thermal behavior as conditions changed during field operations.
Attend a web event on “Application Fiber Optic Technology for Well and Reservoir Management” presented by Gustavo Ugueto and Paul Huckabee on 26 February.
Attend a web event on “Safety Culture Before and After Bhopal” presented by Howard Duhon on 24 February.
Join the 17 February web event on “Shale Formation Re-Fracturing; Why do it, What is Needed and How?” presented by Ibrahim S. Abou-Sayed. Multi-fractured horizontal wells in Shale plays exhibit, sometimes dramatic, performance decline due to deterioration in completion efficiency.
Renew before it ends on 31 December 2014.
Attend a webinar presenting the findings of six Research Fellowship Award winners. This webinar will be divided into two parts.