Research & Development Articles and Papers
Prepared by the R&D committee, this white paper addresses the need for increased funding of energy research and development.
- The R&D Challenges to Secure Energy Supply for the Third Trillion and Beyond
Vikram Rao, chairman, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Halliburton Company
Arnis Judzis, Vice President and General Manager, Data and Consulting Services, Schlumberger
Barth E. Whitham, President, Enduring Resources
Technology Tomorrow series
The year-long Tehnology Tomorrow series was published in the Journal of Petroleum Technology beginning in 2006. The SPE R&D Advisory Committee created the series to spark discussion among the entire JPT readership and include ideas that may not be in the current mainstream of thought.
- Carbon, Hydrogen, and People | February 2006
Vikram Rao, Vice President, Technology, Halliburton Energy Services
- The Next Trillion: Anticipating and Enabling Game-Changing Recoveries | April 2006
Nansen G. Saleri, SPE, Manager, Reservoir Management, Saudi Aramco
- The Chemistry of Carbon Capture and Storage | June 2006
Richard Pike, CEO, Royal Soc. of Chemistry
- Reserves Growth: Torturous and Tortuous | August 2006
Roy Long, E&P Program Technology Manager, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy
- Extracting Nanotechnology Benefits for the Oil Industry | November 2006
Ramanan Krishnamoorti, University of Houston
- Energy: The Next Biotechnology Challenge | January 2007
Francesca de Ferra, Technical Manager, R&D Center, Eni Refining and Marketing Div. of San Donato Milanese
- Technology for a Sustainable Tomorrow | April 2007
Vik Rao, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Halliburton
Spotlight on R&D series
In 2004, the SPE R&D Advisory Committee presented the Spotlight on R&D series in the pages of the Journal of Petroleum Technology. Every other month, recognized research leaders from academia, government laboratories, and the service and operator sectors highlighted current R&D activities, with a goal of ensuring that R&D's inherent value to the industry received greater attention. The series is free for SPE members, but you will still be required to go through the "checkout" process. The cost is $10 for non-members.