The SPE Board of Directors approved the 2014 International Award recipients at their recent meeting in Cartagena, Colombia. Seventeen 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. SPE President Jeff Spath will present the awards to the winners in October at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Listen to a live webinar featuring Stephen Framptoni on 21 August as he discusses “HSSE-SR: Major Capital Projects—Increasing Safety Assurance in Construction, Load out, Transportation, Installation, Hookup and Commissioning.” This presentation will dwell on the Execute phase activities of an offshore major capital projects (MCP), from design and engineering through to construction, installation, hookup and commissioning.
Join Luigi Saputelli on 24 September to hear a webinar on Introduction to Integrated Production Modeling. The main objectives of modeling flows of production fluids in wells, pipelines and risers are: to predict the pressure drops, the phase distributions, the potential for unsteady phase delivery (commonly referred to as slugging) and the thermal characteristics of the system.
Attend a web event on “Crude by Rail Car Issues” sponsored by SPE Gulf Coast Section’s Health, Safety & Environment Study Group. Presented by David Friedman, this web event will be broadcast on 29 July.
This presentation will review the findings of a Bakken Crude Survey DOT conducted by The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Association (AFPM). The AFPM survey is based on an analysis of more than 1,400 Bakken crude samples that 17 AFPM members submitted in response to a survey. In addition, AFPM will discuss their support of a holistic approach to improving the safe transportation of crude oil by rail.
The PD2A Technical Section is presenting a workshop on Petroleum Data-Driven Analytics: Decision Making and Value Delivery, on 19–20 November 2014, at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas, USA. A training course will precede the workshop. Offered by Shahab Mohaghegh on 18 November, the course is titled Advanced Data Driven Analytics for Reservoir and Production Management of Shale Assets. Get additional information and register for these events.
Join the 9 July web event to hear from three experts and further understand elements of business respect for human rights. Ursula Wynhoven will review the international framework for business and human rights with an emphasis on expectations of and opportunities for companies in the extractive sector. Yadaira Orsini will share her experience with conflict sensitive business practice with some highlights on case studies. Nili Safavi will provide insights on implementing business and human rights internally. The webinar is moderated by Roper Cleland. Learn more »
SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section Presents:
Multiphase Flow, Flow Assurance, Dynamic Modeling…Why Bother?
Sam Kashou, Chevron Energy Technology Company
When: Tuesday, 17 June from 1100 to 1300 hours CDT
Where: Norris Conference Center, CityCentre, 816 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 210, Houston, TX, USA 77024
Registration Fee: SPE Member, USD 40; Nonmember, USD 50
The presentation investigates Multiphase Flow and Flow Assurance and their importance. It will briefly discuss how the oil and gas industry is addressing Multiphase Flow and Flow assurance within projects, the technology that is being used to solve the Flow Assurance issues, and what are the future needs and what Engineers can do to narrow the Flow Assurance gaps. The current research activities are discussed along with understanding the uncertainties encompassing Flow Assurance measurements and predictions.
1100–1130: Registration and Networking
1200–1300: Presentation and Q&A
Austin Johnson will discuss how automation in the drilling industry is challenging conventional thought on how rigs are designed, how wells are drilled, and how the human is involved in the process. Automation is opening the door for new types of failures due to system complexity and crew latency. This shift will require new controls and new ways of training people how to use such systems while not losing any fundamental skills. More information »
Join Tom Freeman on 19 August as he discusses the pitfalls, problems, and lessons learned in planning an extra-HPHT completion. Examples of pitfalls encountered in completion design will include tubing design and qualification issues, perforating challenges, limited downhole production equipment, vendor selection and manufacturing challenges, and lack of service tools. The webinar will focus on unexpected problems encountered during design and planning, and not as much on known technology gaps. Learn more »
Join the 17 June web event as Andrew Dingee and Trey Shaffer discuss the root of human behavior and errors in the workplace. This webinar will cover the levels of performance behaviors and review a case study from an US airline accident. The presentation discusses a number of studies that draws upon a growing understanding of how skilled experts are driven by moment to moment task demands, the availability of information, and social/organizational factors and ultimately they continued the plan even when the environment alerted them that another course of action should’ve been sought.
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