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Webinar: Ethical Considerations When Changing Employers

Many in the oil and gas industry have been affected by the downturn and have found a new job or will find employment in the future. Not only will this presentation satisfy an ethics PDH, it will also be a great opportunity to learn of the many legal obligations employees need to be aware of during transition.

Please join us on 17 May at 1200 Central Time to hear more on this topic.

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Applications Open for SPE Faculty Enhancement Travel Grants

Applications are open for SPE Faculty Enhancement Travel Grants. If you are a university faculty member looking for financial support to attend SPE conferences, workshops, and forums apply online today.

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Director’s Note: Reservoir Description and Dynamics

We all recognize and appreciate the challenges of the present downturn, especially the effects on field operations, development planning, and reservoir management. However, the workloads in reservoir engineering and formation evaluation have never been higher. SPE has targeted the same level of technical standards at its conferences and workshops, and there are many venues available for those seeking exposure and guidance for Reservoir Description and Dynamics.

For guidance, please see:

Upcoming SPE Events

SPE Connect

I encourage you to take advantage of opportunities to network and collaborate.

As always, my “virtual door” is always open if I can be of assistance/guidance in matters related to Reservoir Description and Dynamics.

Tom Blasingame

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Webinar: Protecting the Digital Oil Field from the Emerging Cyber Threats

No matter what we call our Digital Oil Fields — intelligent, smart, integrated — the ultimate fact is that those fields are data-driven oilfields that are interconnected in between and integrated with business networks and systems. We do understand that there is no fully secure system on this earth, however we can still have an advanced level of robust cyber security controls that can be injected during the design of the digital oil field that makes it robust against the emerging cyber threats. Join Ayman Al Issa on 11 May for this webinar.

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Webinar: Flow Assurance Careers: What to Do In Times of Low Oil Price?

Our business is enduring a substantial drop in price from high values near USD 100 bbl to USD 30 bbl. Jefferson Creek, PhD will discuss the traditional price/employment cycle with examples from his 38-year career with Chevron and will provide takeaways helpful in defining your energy career. Join Jefferson Creek on 21 April at 1200 Central Time for this webinar.

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