The magnetic property of drilling fluid is one of the substantial error sources for the determination of azimuth while drilling deviated wells. These effects represent a significant cost to be mitigated. The error becomes even more pronounced if drilling occurs in Arctic regions close to the magnetic North Pole (or South Pole). Join Arild Saasen as he discusses the topic and gives guidelines to minimize the negative effects of magnetic shielding.
January 12, 2015 Perm, Russia
January 14, 2015 Ukhta, Russia
January 15, 2015 Samara, Russia
January 19, 2015 Trondheim, Norway
January 20, 2015 Oslo, Norway
January 21, 2015 Bergen, Norway
The 2014 SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands Oct. 27-29. Of special interest to me as R & D Committee Chairman was SPE’s first Research & Development Competition held on Monday, 27 October. The contest specifically encouraged researchers from the basic sciences and other engineering disciplines to address the 6 E & P Grand Challenges: (1) Higher Resolution Subsurface Imaging of Hydrocarbons; (2) Produced Water Management, (3) In-Situ Molecular Manipulation, (4) Increasing Recovery Factors from Oil and Gas Fields, (5) Carbon Capture, Storage and Sequestration; and (6) Minimized Environmental Impact. This year’s winners were as follows: (1) “Electrical Mitigation of Hydrocarbon Fouling for Reduced Chemical Inhibitor Utilization (Vaibhav Bahadur, The University of Texas, $30,000), (2) ” Stimuli-Responsive Supramolecular Assemblies as Displacement Fluids in EOR” (Mustafa Akbulut & Cenk Temizel, Texas A & M University, $20,000), and (3) “Multi-Wavelength Sized Finite Elements for Efficient Subsurface Imaging” (Omar Laghroughe, Hariot-Watt University, $10,000).
Attend a web event on “Safety Culture Before and After Bhopal” presented by Howard Duhon on 11 March. This webinar will tackle some challenging questions such as – ‘How is safety culture different today?’, ‘What impact did Bhopal have?’, and ‘Did it have more impact on design or on operations?’
Come to London to attend this key industry event for excellent technical content, an innovative exhibition, and professional networking opportunities. Download the Conference Preview for a first look at the technical sessions, special events, and training courses. New in 2015 is an interactive plenary session titled Successfully Delivering Wells in a Changing World. Panelists are Khaled Al Mogharbel, Schlumberger; Ivan Tan, Shell; Arne Lyngholm, Statoil; and Jack Winton, KCA Deutag. There will also be a half-day dedicated Young Professionals programme.
Receive an early bird discount on full conference registration when you register by 17 January 2015.
International Petroleum Technology Conference
10 – 12 December 2014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Renowned Eastern Hemisphere oil & gas event – Dissemination of new & current technology, best practices, and multi-disciplinary activities to emphasis the importance of the “value chain” and maximizing asset value. D&C focused technical session: “Optimisation of Well Planning”,
“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.
Renew before it ends on 31 December 2014.
SPE has formed a new Technical Section for sharing technical knowledge, experiences, best practices, and solutions in Drilling Performance Simulation and Prediction. This new section will address major challenges affecting the safety and efficiency of drilling operations.
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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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.