Guidelines for Application of the Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS), which provides information and examples on use of the PRMS, is now available for free download. The new guidelines are the work of subject matter experts from SPE, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers, and the World Petroleum Council. Continue reading
This year, the recipients listed below join the elite group of individuals who have reached the milestone of reviewing 100 or more technical papers–bringing to the total membership of A Peer Apart to 110 dedicated members.
- Roberto Aguilera, University of Calgary
- Rodolfo Camacho Velazquez, Pemex E&P
- Lee Y. Chin, ConocoPhillips Company
- Dimitrios G. Hatzignatiou, IRIS/UiS
- Jasper N. Ring, Chevron
- Hisham A. Nasr-El-Din, Texas A&M University
- Shauna G. Noonan, ConocoPhillips Company
- Burak Yeten, Chevron
The 35th Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition was held 29 July through 3 August in Abuja, Nigeria. The theme this year addressed the challenges and opportunities in the African region in regard to petroleum development and clean energy. Continue reading
The 2011 Regional Award winners have been announced. Regional and section awards recognize members who contribute exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well as making significant professional contributions within their technical disciplines at the SPE regional level. Awards are presented at the appropriate SPE region or SPE section meeting. Learn more about regional awards.
View the winners in the following regions:
- Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa
- Middle East
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America and Caribbean
- Russia and Caspian
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), together with the Webinar Steering Committee (volunteers from the 2010 SPE Intelligent Energy Programme Committee) will be inviting several authors to participate in live webinars every month. The webinars are free and provide an insight into what will be presented at Intelligent Energy 2012. Continue reading
Join us in congratulating the 2011 SPE International Award recipients! The SPE Board of Directors approved the 2011 International Award recipients at their recent meeting. Fifteen international award committees recommended these winners to the board because of their outstanding and significant technical, professional, and service contributions to SPE and the petroleum industry. The winners were chosen from a pool of first-rate candidates. SPE President Alain Labastie will present the awards to the winners at ATCE in Denver.
Development of a Saline Reservoir Carbon Sequestration
Demonstration Project at Decatur, IL USA
Monday, 16 May from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. CDT
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), also known as geologic sequestration, is the isolation of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the earth’s atmosphere. CCS may play a significant role in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. To further the implementation of this technology, demonstration projects are underway around the world. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE-NETL) funds seven regional partnerships to conduct geologic sequestration research throughout the United States. The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC), lead by the geological surveys of Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky was formed in 2003 to research geologic storage potential in coal seams, mature oil fields, and deep saline reservoirs.
Dr. Robert J. Finley will present a webseminar on the MGSC geologic sequestration program focusing on the Illinois Basin – Decatur Project (IBDP), a one million tonne deep saline reservoir storage project in Decatur, Illinois. The IBDP will begin injection of CO2 at a rate of 1,000 tonnes per day starting in September 2011. This presentation covers all aspects of developing a deep saline sequestration project from site characterization through geophysical and geochemical monitoring techniques, modeling, well construction and drilling, and much more.
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
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.