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Webinar: “Getting To Zero – The Road to Stavanger” – Latin American and Caribbean Region

Tune into the upcoming Webinar “Getting to Zero Series: The Road to Stavanger – Latin America and Caribbean Region,” presented by Jack Hinton and John Karish on 23 February, to hear how Baker Hughes established their Perfect HSE Day.

The online event will detail the remarkable results it provided, such as quadrupling their number of incident-free days in only two years and achieving the equivalent of a perfect quarter in 2014.

The SPE Gulf Coast Section is hosting this interactive session to initiate the industry’s conversation as to how we can eliminate HSE incident occurrence. This is the fourth in a series of events that will culminate in a workshop that will be held in conjunction with the 2016 SPE International HSE Conference in Stavanger.

Nominate a Colleague for the Distinguished Lecturer Program

Have you seen an exciting lecture on a topic relevant to the E&P industry? Help us identify the best lecturers for the 2017–2018 season by nominating a colleague today. Submit your nomination by 15 March.

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SPE Awards – Nominations Open Now

Now until 15 February, the Society of Petroleum Engineers is accepting nominations for outstanding work in the E&P industry. Take this opportunity to help your dedicated colleagues get the recognition they deserve. Visit the Awards page for more information.

Big Data – Today’s O&G Challenge

“Big data combined with smart people and smart software is proving to be very powerful.”  (Jeff Spath, 2014 SPE President; JPT January 2014)

What is “big data”?  The term “big data” refers to more than simply a large volume of different types of data, both structured and unstructured, with varying degrees of accuracy. It also includes a suite of applications providing solutions and analysis — a data-­centric method adept at uncovering otherwise invisible patterns and connections by linking disparate data types.

Large volumes of data are nothing new to the oil and gas industry.  With the continued world-wide expansion of Intelligent Digital Oilfield (DOF) assets and projects, coupled with the exponential growth in the volume and complexity of acquired data, the industry needs to rapidly adapt to a new generation of technology and processes.

Find out more about Big Data in the following SPE resources:

Management: Using Big Data Analysis Tools To Understand Bad Hole Sections on the UK Continental Shelf
Joe Johnston, CGG, and Aurelien Guichard, Teradata (Journal of Petroleum Technology, October 2015).

Next Generation of Smart Reservoir Management:  The Eminent Role of Big Data Analytics, SPE Forum Series, 18-21 January 2016, Dubai, UAE.

Transforming E&P Applications through Big Data Analytics, SPE On-Demand Web Event, 9 July 2015.

Petroleum Data Driven Analytics Technical Section

IOGP Outstanding Young Professional Award

SPE and the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) have collaborated to launch the IOGP Outstanding Young Professional Award. The award will recognize achievements of E&P professionals who have fewer than 10 years of experience and have demonstrated outstanding talent, dedication, and leadership in at least one aspect of health, safety, security, the environment, and social responsibility.

To nominate someone, you must be an SPE member and have more than 10 years of experience. Nominations are open to all young professionals, both SPE members and non-members, who have fewer than 10 years of experience. Nominees should:

  • Be well-respected and in good standing within the community
  • Serve as a role model for other young professionals
  • Demonstrate noteworthy professional and personal achievement
  • Demonstrate commitment to excellence and proven leadership
  • Exhibit expertise, passion, and the ability to inspire others

Nominators should include the nominee’s CV and complete the online application form here. The nomination deadline is 4 November 2015.

Five finalists will be selected by 1 December 2015. Each finalist will then be asked to submit a short video presentation in the style of a TED talk (no longer than 5 minutes and 1GB) that addresses the issue, “How innovation in HSSE-SR can make the oil and gas industry more sustainable and more acceptable to the wider world.” Creativity is encouraged in the making of the videos. All videos will be due by midnight on 8 January 2016, and the award finalist will be notified 1 February 2016.

Learn more about the IOGP Outstanding Young Professional Award.

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