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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!.
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.
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.
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.
Read the October edition of the Production and Facilities Technical Director's Note.
"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.
Shales and other low-permeability formations require multistage completions, hydraulic fracturing, and horizontal wells to produce at economic rates. This webinar focuses on the multistage completion systems that are used in these applications, including plug-and-perf, ball-activated systems (frac sleeves), and coiled tubing-activated systems (annular fracturing). Learn the different types of wellbore completion options and how they compare in different applications. Join W. Aaron Burton on 3 November at 1000 Central Time.
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.
"How to Write a Good Technical Paper" will be the topic of this live webinar on 18 October at 0900 Central Time, presented by Byron Haynes, Jr.
Ian Roberts and Elena Valova present "An Integrated Simulation Approach to Field Development Planning" on 29 September at 1200 Central Time. This webinar will give an overview of integrated reservoir and production system simulation workflows and examples of how they have been applied in practice.
Learn more about this webinar and register.