2013 ATCE

Projects, Facilities, and Construction Expanded Programming at ATCE 2013

Join your colleagues 30 September–2 October in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA for SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE). You won’t want to miss the following projects, facilities, and construction expanded programming. Register now »


Dinner Event—”Determining the Basis of Design for PF&C Projects – Why Facilities Engineers Need to Think”
Monday, 30 September 1900–2200

Oil and gas production is fraught with uncertainty. Reservoir properties are determined only from very limited information. Until production startup, we have only estimates of the most important design parameters including production flowrate, oil gravity, GOR, gas density, water composition, among others. Many of these variables will change over time. An initial Basis of Design may constrain the facility design to meet specific parameters with little flexibility to account for reservoir uncertainties or the effects on facility Capex and Opex in trying to accommodate the wish lists of reservoir engineers.

Join us as we discuss the impact of reservoir uncertainty from a projects, facilities and construction point of view. Invited panelists will present reservoir engineering, operating company and detailed design perspectives.

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Sponsored jointly by:

cetco

 

 

 

GATE

 

 

 


Special Session—Knowledge Sharing on Separator Design
Tuesday, 1 October 1400–1700

Reliable separation is becoming an enabling technology to develop remote location resources (e.g. Arctic, deep-water) and more difficult applications (e.g. heavy oil, produced water, sand disposal, and back-produced EOR fluids). Separations expertise and know-how are scattered around the globe with no centralized organization to foster separation technology learning’s, fundamental research, device qualification, or networking to discuss common problems among experts. The Separations Technology Technical Section (STTS) will help address these challenges, by sponsoring webinars, forums, conferences, capture lessons learned, and eventually even foster some JIPs. This STTS sponsored session will cover separator design issues: inlet cyclones, demisting cyclones, and use of CFD (computational fluid dynamics).

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Paper Session – Projects
Wednesday, 2 October 0800–1155

This session will discuss managing offshore megaprojects, calculation of erosion to thermoplastic Lining Technology.


Paper Session – Operations
Wednesday, 2 October 1400–1700

Authors will discuss the topics of flare gas recovery, liquid entrainment, and naphthenates in crude oil production. Case studies and lessons learned will also be an interesting part of presentations.

John H. Cohen

Attend this SPE Web Event on Dual Gradient Drilling by John H. Cohen

Get an understanding of pore and fracture pressures and dual gradient drilling in this 90-minute webinar. Find out how the dual gradient effect is used to overcome challenges in deepwater drilling. Past and current work will be presented to provide more understanding of each method. Find out more at: http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/spe/session.php?id=11202

Web Events

Join Dr. Tor Palmgren on 19 September for SPE Web Event: Treatment Options for Reuse of Frac Flowback and Produced Water from Shales

This discussion will address differences in flow back and produced water quality and compare with requirements for hydraulic fracturing formulations. Learn more: http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/spe/session.php?id=11046.

Web Events

Join Steven Holditch, George King, and George Moridis for SPE Web Event: New and Emerging Technologies for Shale, 20 August

The increasing demand for production of oil and gas from shale has led for the need to develop new technologies to enhance production and to protect the environment.  Three industry-leading experts will present the need for and application of new and emerging technologies for the economic and environmentally-compatible development of shale. More info: http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/spe/session.php?id=11112.