Join Ilse Castellano for a ninety-minute presentation on local stakeholder engagement being a key element to project execution and business success.
Attend this presentation for a review of the ongoing study and advocacy efforts being led by the American Petroleum Institute (API), focusing on EPA’s national hydraulic fracturing study and their work in Pavillion Wyoming. The ultimate outcomes of EPA’s work on these two studies will have significant influence on how hydraulic fracturing operations will be conducted in the future.
As our industry moves to new offshore frontiers, exploration wells are being drilled in increasingly deeper waters. This presentation will discuss some of the technical challenges in such operations, the magnitude of the costs involved, the risks, and the need for well-structured planning, operation follow-up, and post-drilling analysis.
Journey of Well Integrity will examine well integrity activities and answer the following questions:
- How transparent are we and do we have proof that our wells are safe?
- How are we handling public opinion as we strive to ensure environmental safety and retain the license to operate?
This important event will also discuss what operators must apply to assure well integrity and what evidence they need to conclusively demonstrate that the well possesses the required integrity.
A virtual place where you can meet, collaborate, and discuss specific technical challenges and resolutions, SPE Connect is now your link to SPE members in the Drilling and Completions discipline worldwide.
Have you seen a lecture on an exciting topic relevant to Drilling and Completions? Was the speaker a leader in his or her field of expertise and an outstanding public speaker? If so, nominate them for the SPE Distinguished Lecturer Program—deadline 15 March.
The SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) and IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee (ART) will hold another exciting half day symposium on advances in drilling systems automation.
Kenneth E. Gray, University of Texas, Austin, Texas USA
Kenneth E. Gray built a research center and conducted pioneering research on bit tooth impact mechanics under pressure and 3-D rock behavior under 3-D stresses. Additionally, Gray has developed techniques for simultaneous measurement of rock parameters for variable stress paths, designed core bits for Apollo Program, and introduced the concept of Dynamic Density Control for improving HSE footprints of every drilling rig on land or water.
Hazim H. Abass, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
For his pioneering work on coning-based completion, oriented perforation, non-planar hydraulic fracturing in horizontal wells, acid vs. proppant fracturing in carbonate formation, sanding tendency, and directed fracturing, Hazim Abass has earned regional & international SPE awards, company awards,10 patents, more than 45 papers, contribution to 3 industrial books, and more than 500 citations.
Please join SPE in congratulating the 2012 SPE International Award recipients. The SPE Board of Directors approved the 2012 International Award recipients at their recent meeting. 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. The winners were chosen from a pool of first rate candidates. SPE President Ganesh Thakur will present the awards to the winners at ATCE in San Antonio Texas.