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I am very honored to serve as your new Projects, Facilities, and Construction (PF&C) Technical Director. There has never been a more exciting time to be a facilities engineer. Our projects are technically and socially complex and this complexity makes them the most interesting projects on the planet.
Welcome to Production and Operations (P&O). I am honored to serve as your SPE 2013–2015 Technical Director for the P&O discipline. I have spent 20 years of my career doing all aspects of production engineering around the globe and as Technical Director have the responsibility for ensuring that P&O has quality coverage across SPE meetings, publications, and member services programs. I am also looking for new events, programs, and training that will meet the needs of SPE members with interest in the P&O topics.
The January issue of JPT integrates the Technical Directors outlook, where I referred to issues related to the production analysis and reserves booking of unconventional plays. I have already received quite a few feedbacks, most of them (not all of them!) positive, and I would like to develop a little bit more on this issue.
Olivier Houzé is the managing director of KAPPA Engineering. He joined Flopetrol-Johnston in 1983, and served as a well test field engineer in the Middle East and a software project leader in France. He cofounded KAPPA in 1987 and has been its managing director since 1991. Houzé has been involved in numerous SPE forums and [...]
I am excited and honored to be serving as SPE’s Technical Director for Production and Operations (P&O). My entire 20-year career has covered all aspects of P&O, ranging from supervising fracturing treatments in Northern Canada to completing failure analysis investigations on electric submersible pumping systems in South America. Call me biased, but I cannot imagine a better discipline [...]
With high oil prices, the field application of EOR has been on the rise. Please join me at ATCE in San Antonio where I will be moderating a special session titled “EOR – Out of the Lab and Into the Field.” This session will cover some innovative applications of EOR; innovative in not just what was [...]
On behalf of the Technical Directors (TD), I would like to draw your attention to a new article series in JPT called the Young Technology Showcase. This showcase is part of the TD’s Technology Pipeline strategy and is focused on bringing young technology to the SPE membership. Young refers to early in the technology life [...]
If you are here then, like me, you must be curious on what is the P&O community is up to? Well that is the idea of this place (page) and its linked websites. As the Production and Operations Technical Director, it pleases me to welcome you to your window on the production and operation world [...]
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