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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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ABOUT

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.

 

LACPEC 2010 “Looks Into the Future” in Peru, Lima

Experts on the “Out of the Box: LACPEC Looks Into the Future” panel proposed scenarios for accelerating the exploration and development of hydrocarbon resources, maximizing the value of the oil and gas assets. In addition to technical issues, the panelists addressed the contribution of the oil & gas operations for a sustained economic and social growing of Latin American & Caribbean Countries.   Continue reading

SPE makes donation for landslide disaster relief to the Cruz Vermelha Brasileira

CONTACT: Margaret Watson (+1.972.952.9304 or mwatson@spe.org)

RICHARDSON, Texas, U.S.A. (26 January 2011) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)  announced today that it is donating US $5,000 to the Brazilian  Red Cross (Cruz Vermelha Brasileira) to assist in relief and recovery efforts in the areas of Brazil affected by recent landslides and floods. Continue reading

View the new participants in OnePetro

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

RDTS Webinar on Flow Assurance and Oilfield Scale

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

Incoming President offers remarks at ATCE

Incoming President’s Remarks

by Alain Labastie, 2011 SPE President
ATCE 2010 – President’s Luncheon and Annual Meeting of Members Florence, Italy

I take this position with pride and emotion, considering how brilliant my predecessors were. Thanks to their vision, SPE is now by far the strongest professional society in the E&P industry, a truly global organization with activities virtually everywhere in the world, and a well respected and prestigious organization.

I would like to thank our membership as a whole for giving me the opportunity to serve the society at this level. I have to say that for me it is not a duty, but a privilege. The task will be collective. I will work together with a superb board of directors and a very dedicated staff, a true dream team. <<<Read more of the Incoming President’s Remarks>>>

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State of the Society presented at ATCE

State of Society Message

by Behrooz Fattahi, 2010 SPE President
ATCE 2010 – President’s Luncheon and Annual Meeting of Members Florence, Italy

I am grateful for having the opportunity to serve SPE, to visit with many of you around the globe, and make so many friends. But I am also sad that this grand experience is coming to an end.

 I am speaking to you today on behalf of a great professional organization, one that has achieved prominence in our industry, and has extended its reach to more than 92,000 members in 116 countries around the globe, including a significant increase in the number of young members. We achieved nearly 4 percent growth this year, by making sure that we deliver high quality programs that serve your needs, wherever you are located and at all stages of your career. <<<Read more of the State of Society Message>>>

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