Category Archives: Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility

New Technical Section

New SPE Technical Section—Carbon Dioxide Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)

SPE has formed a Technical Section to give members the opportunity to focus on Carbon Dioxide Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS), an area of interest for petroleum engineers worldwide. Industry interest in CCUS as a way to reduce emissions and for sequestering or storing carbon dioxide, has increased over the past decade. In response, SPE has stepped up programming in this area.

Carbon dioxide capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) involves capturing CO2 emissions from large point sources such as power plants and either reutilizing or storing the emissions to keep them from entering the atmosphere.

Expanded Career Opportunities for Petroleum EngineersPossessing the know-how for evaluation, selection, and monitoring of underground storage sites garnered through decades of experience in the fields of CO2-enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and gas storage operations, the E&P segment of the oil and gas industry is anticipated to play a major role in the advancement of CCUS including broader application of CO2-EOR.

Moreover, lessons learned in the ongoing commercial activities within the oil and gas disciplines of underground gas storage and CO2-EOR are directly transferrable to CCUS, thus expanding career opportunities for petroleum engineers.

Join the CCUS Technical Section
This SPE group seeks to bring the abovementioned activities together in one place for those interested in this developing subject. You will have opportunities to deepen your learning and share your insights through online discussions, web events, virtual meetings, forums, and workshops, and enjoy the benefits of at least one face-to-face meeting a year.

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wevents

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.

Web Events

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.

Web Events

New Web Event on Global Decommissioning

Join Jim Christie on 16 October as he discusses global decommissioning. How do you go about decommissioning three interconnected offshore platforms in the UK North Sea, comprising almost 100,000 tonnes of topsides and 40,000 tonnes of jackets, together with abandoning over 100 wells and hundreds of kilometers of pipelines? Carefully, and unless you want to break the bank; differently! There are three important “C’s” to consider: Compliance, Collaboration, and Contracting. More information »

Web Events

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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New Web Event on Major Capital Projects

Listen to a live webinar featuring Stephen Framptoni on 21 August as he discusses “HSSE-SR: Major Capital ProjectsIncreasing Safety Assurance in Construction, Load out, Transportation, Installation, Hookup and Commissioning.” This presentation will dwell on the Execute phase activities of an offshore major capital projects (MCP), from design and engineering through to construction, installation, hookup and commissioning.

Web Events

New Web Event Focused on Rail Car Issues

Attend a web event on “Crude by Rail Car Issues sponsored by SPE Gulf Coast Section’s Health, Safety & Environment Study Group.  Presented by David Friedman, this web event will be broadcast on 29 July.

This presentation will review the findings of a Bakken Crude Survey DOT conducted by The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Association (AFPM).  The AFPM survey is based on an analysis of more than 1,400 Bakken crude samples that 17 AFPM members submitted in response to a survey.  In addition, AFPM will discuss their support of a holistic approach to improving the safe transportation of crude oil by rail.

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Business and Human Rights—What is Your Company’s Responsibility?

Join the 9 July web event to hear from three experts and further understand elements of business respect for human rights. Ursula Wynhoven will review the international framework for business and human rights with an emphasis on expectations of and opportunities for companies in the extractive sector. Yadaira Orsini will share her experience with conflict sensitive business practice with some highlights on case studies. Nili Safavi will provide insights on implementing business and human rights internally.  The webinar is moderated by Roper Cleland. Learn more »