Special Sessions

Monday, 6 October

0830-1000

Grand Salon

Failures and Worst Practices for ESPs and PCPs

We are usually good at sharing our successes, but we can also learn a lot from our failures. We should share more often the troubles we sometimes get ourselves into, and save our peers in the industry some grief. This session will be a good opportunity for us to do exactly that. It will include a number of very short presentations illustrating what can go wrong when we are not paying attention and miss something important.

Session Moderator:

Francisco J. Alhanati, C-FER Technologies

Panelists:

Jeffrey Lee Dwiggins
Dwiggins Consulting LLC
Bilal Latif
Nexen CNOOC Ltd
Cyril Girard
Statoil ASA
Michael Ray Berry
Apache Corp.
Jack English
Chevron Gas & Midstream
Lonnie James Dunn
Weatherford Canada Partnership
Tuesday, 7 October

0830-1000

Grand Salon

Failures and Worst Practices for SRPs and GL

Don’t fear failure – embrace it! Everyone loves to brag about their successes and share “best practices” with their colleagues. But, we hardly ever take time to share those experiences when things just didn’t go as planned. That’s unfortunate, because these are often the most instructive (and amusing) experiences to share with one another. During this interactive session, the facilitators will engage the audience to collect examples of what not to do in the fields of gas-lift and sucker rod pumping. The session will explore failures and just plain “worst practices” relating to application, operations, equipment and management of these artificial lift systems. At the end of the session, participants will have an opportunity to select the “best of the worst” and recognize their peers for excellence in failing.

Speakers:

Gregory Brock Stephenson
ConocoPhillips Co
Michael Wray Poythress
Conocophillips Corporate Contributions
Wednesday, 8 October

0830-1000

Grand Salon

Industry Standards and Practices: Where Are We and Where Do We Need To Be?

In the post-Macondo world of increased regulations and enhanced monitoring the drafting of specifications and their adaptation has blossomed. Let’s discuss where the standards world is headed and how the regulators see the situation. Technologies are developing and the standards world is scrambling with volunteer authors who are themselves fully employed and nearing their career ends. The great crew change is also underway at the suppliers, the operators and the regulators, training and documenting is at a fever’s pitch! Participants are requested to prepare their thoughts and effectively share them. Technologies to discuss; include, Gas-Lift, ESP Systems, PCP systems and Reciprocating system designs. The session leader is directly involved in drafting many of the standards and their revisions. Let’s get the issues out on the table to effectively plan to address them.

Speakers:

David McCalvin
McCalvin Enterprises

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