Papers from the annual conferences of the International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM) are now available in OnePetro. Content from the US Dept. of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has been indexed into OnePetro. When NETL content is found, an Open Access link direct customers to the PDF available at no charge on the NETL site. Continue reading
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has continued its efforts to establish internationally accepted guidelines for the evaluation of petroleum reserves and resources by heading an effort sponsored by five industry organizations to develop Guidelines for Application of the Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS). Continue reading
Universidade Católica de Angola (UCAN) and SPE Talent Council Conference will present “Teaching of Petroleum Engineering” in Angola on 18 – 19 November in Luanda, Angola. Continue reading
A web broadcast in the SPE Webinar Series will take place on the subject of Flow Assurance and Oilfield Scale on Wednesday 17th November 2010 at 8:30 am (Central Standard Time). The presenters will be Dr. Hartley Downs of Baker Hughes and Professor Ken Sorbie of Heriot-Watt University. In the first presentation, Hartley will give an overview and general context of Flow Assurance issues and will present background basics and recent challenges in the management of waxes, asphaltenes and hydrates. Ken will then provide a second presentation on the prediction and prevention of conventional and “exotic” oilfield mineral scales and naphthenate deposits. Each presentation will be approximately 30 minutes. Following the two presentations, the webinar will be opened to participants to ask questions. Continue reading
RICHARDSON, Texas, USA (22 September 2010) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) 2010 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) was held this week in Florence, Italy, and brought together approximately 4,700 oil and gas professionals from 70+ countries around the world.
For the past 85 years, ATCE has been the leading technical conference in the upstream oil and gas industry, bringing together current best practices and emerging technologies to the engineers, scientists, managers, and executives in attendance.
It is the first year that the conference has been held outside of the United States. Approximately 60% of this year’s attendees were from Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, the Russia and Caspian area, Africa, and South America.
This year’s conference received 1,800 paper proposal submissions, the largest number ever submitted for an SPE event. Of those, more than 400 were selected for presentation.
More than 250 exhibiting companies from 17 countries, utilizing approximately 4,000 sq meters of exhibit space, featured the latest products and services in the E&P industry.
Panelists in Monday morning’s Opening General Session, “Gas Market Variables In The Global Energy Equation,” discussed how worldwide demand for natural gas likely will continue to soar, but the oil and gas industry faces challenges in meeting that demand.
Moderator Andrew Gould, chief executive officer of Schlumberger, noted the spectacular growth of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the rise of unconventional resources spurred by drilling and completion innovations. A diverse group of panelists echoed these remarks and provided examples of how their companies have been involved in LNG developments, shale gas, and clean technologies to support future demand.
• Sara Ortwein, President, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
• Michael Stoppard, Managing Director, IHS CERA
• Yan Cunzhang, President, PetroChina Company Ltd.
• Howard Paver, Senior Vice President, Global New Business Development, Hess Corporation
Also on Monday at the ATCE Chairman’s Luncheon, Claudio Descalzi, chief operating officer for E&P of Eni, shared his insights on how operators must refocus on improving competencies, relationships with producing countries, and corporate culture in order to succeed in the future. He noted that, with global demand predicted to soar, international and national oil companies must become smarter, more effective, and more efficient in their production operations.
Energy4me is excited to announce free downloadable Italian lesson plans and activities on Energy4me.org just in time for the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Energy4me, the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ (SPE) energy education outreach program, is inviting 50 Tuscany-area science teachers (of students ages 12–18) to their “Energize Your Classroom Teacher Workshop” at their Annual Technical Conference (ATCE) being held 20 – 22 September 2010 in Florence, Italy. Continue reading
SPE announced that Schlumberger is the first ever recipient of the SPE Distinguished Corporate Support Award. This new award was created by the Board of Directors to acknowledge the contributions of our corporate partners which enable us to progress our mission to disseminate technology for the public benefit and to provide opportunities for petroleum professionals to enhance their competence.
The award will be given annually to a company that has demonstrated significant global support of SPE over time in areas such as volunteerism, dissemination of technical knowledge, attendance at SPE meetings, and overall support of the society’s activities. Schlumberger’s demonstrated leadership in all of these areas makes it an excellent choice to receive SPE’s highest corporate award.
JUST UPDATED: ATCE offers more chances to connect and share with colleagues
Drilling Systems Automation (DSA) Technical Section
The Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) invites you to a half-day meeting that will be held in conjunction with ATCE in Florence, Italy. This important event will be Sunday, 19 September 12:00 to 5:30 p.m. at Fortezza da Basso, Monumentale, Ground Floor, Sala Della Volta.
12.00 Introductions to team, DSATS and agenda (Geoff Downton)
12.10 Notices of upcoming events and relevant ATCE-Florence papers (Geoff Downton)
12.20 Progress on Factory Drilling and Amsterdam (David Reid)
12.30 Presentation and Open Discussion by the DSATS Automation Communications subcommittee with feedback from the IADC ART Drilling Control Systems subcommittee (Fred Florence)
14.15 Brief revisit of SPE DRILLING AUTOMATION WORKSHOP held in Galveston April 2010 (Geoff Downton)
14.45 Open discussion – Future subcommittee action – tackling what is really important (Geoff Downton)
15.15 Automation Road Map (Tom Geehan)
15.45 Open discussion – Membership, representation, engagement, future DSATS direction
16.15 Thoughts for Amsterdam – 2011 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference
16.45 All Other Business – DSATS Election of Officers
Research & Development Technical Section
The Research & Development Technical Section will be hosting a dinner in conjunction with the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Florence, Italy; featuring SPE Regional Director, John Donachie. The dinner will be Sunday, 19 September from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. in Scherma in the Monumentale building of the Fortezza da Basso Center. There is no charge to attend this meeting. However, due to limited seating, please RSVP by Wednesday, 30 August if you plan to attend. RSVP now!
For the first time, SPE’s flagship meeting—the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition—will be held internationally. With more than 50% of SPE members residing outside of the United States, SPE recognizes how important it is for its annual meeting to be accessible to all members around the world.
Top 5 Reasons to Attend ATCE 2010
ATCE 2010 is one of the best ways that you can gain technical knowledge and make valuable contacts, while saving on consulting and research costs. Here is why you should attend.
- 500 peer-selected technical papers covering current applications and future technologies
- 300 exhibiting companies showcasing the latest products and services
- Networking events
- Student and young professional activities
- Post-show training courses
ATCE also offers the opportunity for SPE volunteers to share best practices for their committees and sections.
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RICHARDSON, Texas 3 (February 2010) – Total 2009 membership in the Society of Petroleum Engineers reached a record 92,100 members in 117 countries, a 4 percent increase over 2008. The number of young professional members age 35 and under also increased. Continue reading