Category Archives: Drilling and Completions

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Presenting the 2013 SPE Faculty Innovative Teaching Award

This 17 April webinar will feature three recipients of the SPE Faculty Innovative Teaching Award, David DiCarlo, Shenglai Yang, and Phaneendra Babu Kondapi, for their innovative teaching techniques and excellence.  More information »

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Register Today for R&D Study Group—Developing an Artificial Heart with Assistance from Cameron, an Oil Field Equipment Manufacturer

Register Today for R&D Study Group—Developing an Artificial Heart with Assistance from Cameron, an Oil Field Equipment Manufacturer

Speaker:  John Bartos, Corporate Vice President, Development and Technology for Cameron

When: Thursday, 3 April from 1130 to 1300 hours CDT
Where: Norris Conference Center—Westchase • 9990 Richmond Ave., South Bldg., Ste. 102 • Houston, TX 77042
Registration Fee: SPE Member = USD 35, Nonmember = USD 40

In November 2010 the Texas Heart Institute contacted Cameron asking if they would participate with them from an engineering standpoint in the design and development of the next generation total artificial heart.  The doctors contacted Cameron based on the fact that they have significant expertise in the design of all kinds of pumps and compressors, plus the fact that Cameron is going to be around to support it.  Cameron agreed to take this on and we put together the engineering team that exists today.  The engineers work on this on a voluntary basis.

Organizer: Skip Davis, Chair R&D Study Group

Register Today!

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SPE Web Event—Social Investment Performance, 29 April

Sonia Gupta and Alison Colwell will discuss successes and challenges in determining social investment priorities, managing design and implementation, assessing social investment performance, and reporting on impact. Learn more »

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Join the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section for a Special Event held in conjunction with the 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition in Fort Worth, Texas

SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section Special Event— Real-Time Data: Access, Analytics, and Decisions to Improve Automated Drilling Operations

When: Monday, 3 March from 1300–1700
Where: Omni Hotel, Ballrooms 1–4, Fort Worth, Texas

Register Today!

Note: To register for the Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section Special Event, you must first register for the 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition.

Title:  “Real-Time Data: Access, Analytics, and Decisions to Improve Automated Drilling Operations”
If we can: easily access reliable, standardized operational and control data in real-time at the wellsite; easily share data across disciplines and even among companies; shrink the learning curve by using analytics on real-time data to make decisions, could we automate and improve drilling operations? 

Format: Presentations and panel debate moderated by Eric van Oort, B.J. Lancaster Professor in Petroleum Engineering, University of Texas.

  • Benjamin Mann, Ayasdi Gov’t Services
  • Mike Loudermilk, Lime Rock Resources
  • Brett Borland, ConocoPhillips
  • Shahab Mohaghegh, West Virginia University – Petroleum Data-Driven Analytics Technical

Section:

  • Richard Logan, Halliburton
  • Terry Loftis, Transocean
  • Robello Samuel, Halliburton Fellow – Digital Energy Technical Section

DSATS Coffee Break : 1500–1530

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Reception immediately following sponsored by SAS.

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Managing Dual Careers—Work-Life Integration in a 24⁄7 World

Modifications to career planning that better balance specific opportunities with flexibility and leverage the 24/7 technology-enabled work-styles can build and retain a more diverse, highly motivated workforce. Join Eve Sprunt on 27 March for an important discussion the dual-career workforce. Learn more »

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Welcome to New Technical Director: Drilling and Completions

Welcome to the SPE’s Drilling and Completions discipline page.  This is intended to be a portal to all SPE activities and events of interest to the drilling and completions community.

Technology transfer is at the core of SPE activities.  The SPE Drilling and Completion journal, now published online, provides access to quality assured technology through peer-reviewed technical papers.  The SPE publishes a wide range of drilling and completion related textbooks, monographs, primers, and reprints.  Each year there are many regional and global conferences, forums and workshops covering topics of relevance to drilling and completions.  Three technical sections—Drilling Systems Automation, Wellbore Integrity and Wellbore Positioning—exist to support members’ interests in those specific aspects of oilfield technology.  SPE Connect, its professional networks and drilling and completion online communities together allow SPE members to meet and to collaborate on technical matters and challenges.

Two recent innovations expanding the range of technology transfer activities are the webinar series and Petrowiki.  The webinars are a great way to hear industry experts talking about topics of current importance.  I’m proud that drilling and completions was the first discipline to be represented in Petrowiki.  Please use and contribute it to help it become the best possible resource for all drilling and completion related information and knowledge.

It’s my honour and privilege to serve as Technical Director for Drilling and Completions.  I believe it’s important that the SPE should provide the support practising drilling and completions professionals need to drill and to complete every well safely, efficiently, and with minimized environmental impact.  Through my career in the development and application of drilling technology I’ve benefitted greatly from many of things the SPE does for its members.  I’ve become increasingly aware of how much of that depends on its members volunteering their time and talents.  I encourage you to visit the Get Involved pages of SPE.org to learn more about how you can help your fellow members by contributing to SPE activities.

I’ve outlined here some of the SPE’s various drilling and completions related activities.  With the Drilling and Completions Advisory Committee, I’ll be working to expand these and to make them more relevant to today’s challenges.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you think there are additional activities SPE could be pursuing which would be of value to you in your professional life.

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Embedding Sustainability Into Operations, 21 January

The increasing demand for production of oil and gas continues and for sustainability purposes, basic sustainability principles should be considered for the future of our industry. Attend this 90-minute webinar on 21 January to learn more. More information »