“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.
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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.
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.
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.
Join George King on 17 June for his web event that will address the question of when refracs may be economical by examination of production data, geological factors, well layout, and frac design.
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The oil and gas E&P industry faces big challenges as it rises to meet the world’s growing energy needs. And we don’t have all the answers. For that reason, SPE is holding a Research & Development Competition specifically to encourage researchers from the basic sciences and other engineering disciplines to engage in our six Grand Challenges.
The competition is open to academia, research institutes and organizations, companies, and individual investigators. Submissions for the competition are being accepted online through 1 June 2014.
Help spread the word by telling friends and colleagues you think would want to participate in the SPE R&D Competition.
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
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