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“Case Study – The Successes and Challenges of Using Drilling Automation Technology and Optimization Process in a Well Factory Environment” ” will be the topic of discussion for Matt Isbell and Keith Trichel”s live webinar on 08 June at 0830 Central Time.
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Patrick Brand’s upcoming live webinar “Improved Safety and Operational Efficiency with Dynamic Influx Control” will be held on 26 April at 0830 Central Standard Time.
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Is entrepreneurship right for you? This will be the topic of discussion for Roger Hite’s live webinar on 26 May at 0830 Central Time.
Digital Oil Fields – intelligent, smart, integrated – are data-driven oilfields that are connected and integrated with business networks. To protect these systems, an advanced level of robust cyber security controls can be injected during the design phase of the digital oil field to protect against potential cyber threats. Join Ayman Al Issa on 11 May for this webinar.
The SPE Research and Development Technical Section will host a special topical luncheon at ATCE 2015 on Tuesday, 29 September, to facilitate focused dialogue on new materials, techniques, and their applications to oil and gas. In a series of informative and thought-provoking presentations, a panel of industry experts will discuss current uses and future opportunities for these technologies as well as outline the various R&D challenges and needs that must be addressed to overcome their present limitations. A panel question-and-answer session will follow the presentations. Learn more about ATCE and register here.
On Sunday, 27 September at ATCE, join us for this special dinner event, “Manufacturing for Oil and Gas,” featuring keynote presentations followed by an intimate discussion about modern materials and manufacturing technologies, their revolutionary impact on rapid prototyping, and their application to oil and gas development. The keynote speaker will be Sha-Chelle Manning of Pioneer Natural Resource. Learn more about ATCE and register here.
The start of this year saw most oilfield companies cut back significantly their spending plans in response to the dramatic drop in the oil price. The SPE Technical Directors have arranged a special session titled “Managing the Future Impact of Current Cost Cutting” to explore what the industry could and should be doing to minimize the impact this cost cutting will have both now and in the future. Plan to attend this special session at ATCE on Tuesday, 29 September. Register today!
Humans are never fully taken out of the operational loop; rather their roles and tasks are redefined, sometimes requiring different personnel altogether.
Listen to a web event on “Human Factors in Automation” presented by Amanda DiFiore on 22 September, in which she will review automation in other safety-critical industries, as well as the relevant human systems integration practices that will steer the industry to awareness of the human elements that must be addressed to successfully realize drilling systems automation.
Hear a web event on “Proposed Technologies to Address E&P’s Growing Energy Challenges” on 8 September. The oil and gas E&P industry faces big challenges to meet the world’s fast-growing energy needs and we don’t have all the answers. To address these situations, SPE held a Research & Development Competition specifically to encourage researchers from the basic sciences and other engineering disciplines to engage in our challenges. This webinar will feature the three winning projects that address these challenges. The featured speakers will be Vaihab Bahadur (first place) and Omar Laghrouche (third place).