Category Archives: Drilling and Completions

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Distinguished Lecturer: December

“Fracturing Fluids: How to Frac with Less or No Water” by D.V.  Satya Gupta 

  • Dec. 11, 2014  Great Yarmouth, England 
  • Dec. 14, 2014  Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 
  • Dec. 16, 2014 Muscat, Oman 
  • Dec. 17, 2014 Cairo, Egypt 
  • Dec. 18, 2014 Tunis, Tunisia

The success of hydraulic fracturing technologies in North America is raising interest to develop unconventional resources in various parts of the world where freshwater resources are not readily available. The presentation will describe technologies currently available for fracturing applications using lower-quality water, fluid systems 
that minimize or eliminate water, and systems based on non-aqueous liquids, or even no liquids at all.

Web Events

New Web Event on Shale Formation Re-Fracturing

Join the 17 February web event on “Shale Formation Re-Fracturing; Why do it, What is Needed and How?” presented by Ibrahim S. Abou-Sayed.  Multi-fractured horizontal wells in Shale plays exhibit, sometimes dramatic, performance decline due to deterioration in completion efficiency. This decline is caused by one or more physical processes. These processes cause an adverse impact on the effective fracture dimensions and are controlled by pressure changes.

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New Web Event on Human Factors

Attend a web event on “Human Factors in Drilling: Are there practical tools for use at the wellsite?” presented by John Thorogood on 12 November. The purpose of the webinar is to present the concept of Threat and Error Management to the audience, to engage with them and to seek their feedback as to whether this approach is viable in today’s operational climate.

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New Web Event on Occurrences

Attend a web event on “Meeting the Challenges of Effective Occurrence Investigations” presented by Maury Hill on 5 November. Occurrences (accidents and incidents), whether they take place in the transportation industry, health care settings or in highly industrialized plants, occur regularly and all too frequently, sometimes with fatal and disastrous results. Occurrences place a great burden on organizations, their workers, and at times the general public. This web event will be of interest to all those interested in developing an effective investigation system, and in developing skills in effectively investigating the causes of accidents, incidents and unsafe conditions in their environment.

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New Web Event on Vent Gas Management in Upstream Oil and Gas Operations

Listen to a live webinar on “EPA Subpart Quad O—Opportunities, Technologies and Solutions for Vent Gas Management in Upstream Oil and Gas Operations.” Presented by Jeff Voorhis and Audrey Mascarenhas, this web event will be broadcast on 23 September. Hear about a new federal air quality rule governing midstream and upstream activity that is now in effect. The rule contains new regulations and revisions to existing statutes, as well as has a major impact on how the Oil and Gas industry has been operating regarding waste gas emissions. Vent Gas Management is an area companies need to explore to increase their bottom line and reduce liability. This talk will be on opportunities, solutions and techniques in Vent Gas Management.

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Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) Special Event at ATCE

The SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section will sponsor a special event held in conjunction with the 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE).

Sunday, 26 October, 1300-1700
Forum Lounge, Amsterdam RAI Centre
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

To book you must register for ATCE.

Register Today!

DSATS Special Event Title: Automation: Perspectives

Pietro Baglioni, ExoMars Rover Manager, European Space Agency (ESA) and Andrew Bowyer, Commercial Director, Magna Parva will give their perspectives on the role automation will play in investigating the Martian environment in the upcoming 2018 ExoMars mission, including the use of ultrasonic drilling technology.

This will be followed by a panel of four speakers representing the different perspectives in the oil industry on drilling systems automation: where it is now, where it is going, barriers and opportunities followed by a chance to discuss these perspectives with the panel.  The four speakers are:

  • Joop Rodenberg, CEO, Huisman
  • Paul Pastusek, Drilling Mechanics Advisor, ExxonMobil
  • Gregers Kudsk, VP Technical, Maersk Drilling
  • Ingolf Wassermann, Manager Drilling Automation Program, Baker Hughes

Reception immediately following sponsored by Huisman.

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