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R&D Section offers webinar in May

Development of a Saline Reservoir Carbon Sequestration
Demonstration Project at Decatur, IL USA
Monday, 16 May from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. CDT

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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.

PRESENTER

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.

 

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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

NEW DATE: Submit Comments on PRMS Application Guidelines by 15 March 2011

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

E&P Professionals From Around the World Gather For an Historic SPE Annual Conference

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.

Panelists included:
• 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.

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Congratulations to the 2010 International Award Winners

The 2010 recipients will be recognized during the 2010 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Florence, Italy in September. The 2011 recipients will be recognized at the 2011 ATCE in Denver, Colorado.

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Congratulations to the 2009 International Award Winners

SPE congratulates the following 2009 honorees and award recipients. They will be recognized during the 2009 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana USA in October.

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