All posts by Valerie Wilke

Webinar: Using Nano Drug Release Technology for Effective Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Cleanup in Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs

In this webinar, Jenn-Tai Liang will demonstrate how to use a nano drug carrier used by the pharmaceutical industry for delayed drug release to entrap, protect, and delay the release of enzymes for effective fracturing fluid cleanup.

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Webinar: Emerging Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) Technology for Oil and Gas Industry

Small-sized Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) platforms will be ideal for aerial robotics in facility inspection and monitoring of deep water production platforms, offshore and onshore facilities, rapid response and assessment tool to monitor an oil spill, monitoring endangered species along oil and gas operation corridors, and security of our critical infrastructure from threats. Robotics technologies present an opportunity to develop reliable and deployable solutions to support business processes while removing personnel from the operating theatre or accessing areas that would otherwise be difficult or impossible.

Please join us on 27 September at 1230 Central Time to hear more.

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Webinar: Innovation: Soft Skills Requirements – You and Your Team

2013 SPE President Egbert Imomoh’s upcoming webinar, “Innovation: Soft Skills Requirements – You and Your Team,” will be held on 24 August at 0830 Central Time. This webinar will present several components of the drivers for innovation. The role of the individual and skills needed to bring into team work will be discussed, as well what soft skills are necessary to be a successful member of a team.

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Webinar: Diversity Fuels Innovation

Petroleum engineers are challenged to address complex problems with numerous constraints in volatile markets. Since diverse groups of people produce better outcomes than similarly skilled but non-diverse groups, fully leveraging the value of diversity to fuel innovation is critical.

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Webinar: 3-Phase Separators on Floating Production Systems; Design and Control Philosophies

Different aspects and requirements need to be considered in order to obtain an optimal separator and internals design for floating facilities. This prevents operational issues and damage to the equipment while maximizing uptime and performance.

Please join us on 28 June at 0830 Central Time to hear more.

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Webinar: Production Optimization for Unconventional Reservoirs through Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration

The optimization of production from unconventional reservoirs is a multi-component process that requires proper characterization and understanding of the reservoir properties that control flow capacity and deliverability, coupled with economic considerations for the development. Improving the performance from these complex reservoirs requires collaboration between the geoscience discipline, the reservoir, and completion engineers.

Please join us on 25 August at 0830 Central Time to hear more on this topic.

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Completions Director’s Note

Welcome to the spe.org Technical Discipline page for SPE’s newest discipline: Completions! SPE is pleased to provide this new discipline option for its members.

SPE’s Board of Directors has created a new “Completions” technical discipline, concluding that the interests of SPE professional members from the drilling, completions, and production and operations communities would be best served if Completions became a separate technical discipline.

Currently, Completions Engineering is regarded by the industry as a separate discipline in its own right, distinct from drilling, because of the increasing complexity of completions technologies and operations. In addition, the Production and Operations discipline definition includes some topics that are now often thought of as falling under the category of Completions Engineering, which has resulted in ambiguity about whether some activities should be classified as Drilling and Completions or Production and Operations. Drilling and Completions is the largest SPE technical discipline, comprising more than 25 percent of SPE’s professional members.

With the addition of Completions, SPE’s seventh technical discipline, changes will be seen across all of SPE’s programs and member benefits.  Be on the lookout for notifications from SPE that will allow you to update your member profile and if applicable, select your new preferred technical discipline.

The new Completions discipline includes the following major technical categories:

  • Completion Selection and Design
  • Completion Installation and Operations
  • Well Monitoring Systems/Intelligent Wells
  • Sand Control
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Acidizing
  • Completion Fluids
  • Completions Evaluation
  • Recompletions
  • Well integrity
  • Fundamental Research in Well Completions

This webpage is your portal for the new SPE Completions community.  For those of you whose primary or secondary technical discipline is Completions, I encourage you to log into your SPE member account and update your technical discipline preference accordingly. Also, please check this page frequently, as we will be updating it regularly with new information regarding the Completions discipline.

SPE, the SPE Board of Directors, and I all hope this new addition to the SPE technical disciplines family will help meet your interests and position SPE’s technical structure for many years to come.

If you have any questions or concerns about this new update or how SPE can better serve the Completions community, please contact me.

Thank you,

Jennifer Miskimins
Completions Technical Director

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.