27–29 May 2014
Quito, Ecuador | JW Marriott Hotel Quito
This applied technology workshop highlights state-of-the-art technologies and their impacting role on social responsibility strategies in extremely sensitive environments (ESE). This multidisciplinary workshop will deal with the most outstanding challenges and achievements in advanced Technology as they apply to Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility (HSSE SR). Social Responsibility (SR) is rapidly becoming a central part of O&G operations.
Organizations must understand and communicate SR risks to stakeholders early in the project cycle so that a foundation of trust and good communication is established with the often critical stakeholders affected by development in ESEs. Many O&G Operators have recently learned that HSSE SR issues need to be at the front of the planning train in order to establish a sustainable development plan.
This workshop intends to explore and discuss some of these key technologies, what has worked, what has not worked, and areas where future technological innovation is necessary to strengthen our social license to operate in Extremely Sensitive Environments (ESE). It will also provide an opportunity to share and learn from the field experiences of successful industry players.
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 »
Join John Walsh on 10 June for a webinar discussing the fundamentals of water soluble organics and chemical and mechanical methods for their removal. Recently discovered characteristics of water soluble organics will be presented. Learn more »
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 »
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 »
SPE has formed a new Technical Section to give members the opportunity to focus on water-related issues in the upstream oil and gas industry. The objective of this community is to expedite, facilitate, and provide a forum for discussion and cooperation on water handling and management.
The Water Handling and Management Technical Section will accomplish its mission through knowledge transfer at study groups, monthly meetings, forums, and workshops. Join now to engage in discussions with other SPE members.
Enjoy the convenience of virtual meetings for the most part, along with the benefits of at least one face-to-face meeting a year.
Attend this 90-minute webinar moderated by Melanie Brooke-Lander and presented by David Hollas and Carmen Santamaria. The topic is “A Sustainability Perspective on the Real-World Environmental Impacts, Solutions, and Best Practices Across the Stages of the E&P Lifecycle—From Seismic Acquisition to Abandonment.”
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SPE Water Lifecycle Workshop
22–23 October │ Galveston, Texas │ Hotel Galvez & SPa
Registration Deadline—30 September 2013
Water management is a hot topic in the petroleum industry, impacting many operational aspects from access and resource protection to production and treatment. This workshop will touch upon all aspects of the operation with special consideration to a holistic approach in water management and conservation.
Tuesday, 1 October │1215–1345 │ Street Level, Great Hall Ballroom A/D │Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Event ticket purchase is required.
Production Monitoring and Control System Technologies Today and in the Future: Applications, Impacts and R&D Needs
The SPE Research and Development Technical Section will host a special topical luncheon to facilitate focused dialogue on Production Monitoring and Control System Technologies. In a series of informative and thought provoking presentations, a panel of industry experts will discuss current uses and future opportunities for these technologies as well as outline the various R&D challenges and needs that must be addressed to overcome their present limitations. A panel question and answer session will follow the presentations.
1. SPE R&D Technical Section Overview and Activities │1230–1245
Global Unconventional Resources, Hess Corporation
SPE R&D Technical Section Chairman
2. SPE R&D Committee–Update on Key Initiatives │1245–1300
Technology Fellow, Baker Hughes
SPE R&D Committee Chairman
3. Topical Luncheon Panel Session: Presentations and Discussions │1300–1330
Moderator: Cam Mathews
C-FER Fellow, C-FER Technologies
SPE R&D Technical Section Director
4. Featured Panelist Presentations/Discussion Topics:
- “Use of Production Monitoring and Control Systems for Optimization of Large Onshore Fields”
Robert J. Tester, ExxonMobil Production Company
- “Production Monitoring and Control System Use and Challenges in Shale
Kemal Farid, CEO Merrick Systems
- “Challenges for Permanent Monitoring Systems in Extreme Well Applications”
Tad Bostick, VP Reservoir Monitoring, Weatherford
5. Q&A Session/ Wrap-up │1330– 1345
6. Adjourn │1445