Category Archives: Management and Information

Popa

Join us in congratulating Andrei Popa on his distinguished achievement

2013 SPE Management and Information Technical Award

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) bestowed technical awards on members whose outstanding contributions to SPE and the petroleum industry merited special distinction. Recipients of the 2013 SPE international awards were recognized at the SPE Annual Reception and Banquet held Tuesday, 1 October at the 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Andrei PopaAndrei S. Popa, technology advisor at Chevron in Bakersfield, California, began his career at Petrom Romania in 1995. He joined Chevron in 2002 as a petroleum engineer and has progressed through various managerial roles, including subsurface team lead and i-field reservoir management program manager, to his current position. The author or coauthor of 27 technical papers and one book, Popa is serving as an SPE DL during 2013–14. Popa has received several honors, including the 2008 SPE Outstanding Young Professional Award and the 2013 SPE Western North American Region Regional Service Award. He earned a BS from the University of Ploiesti, Romania, and an MS and PhD from West Virginia University—all in petroleum and natural gas engineering.

View all 2013 International and Regional Award winners.

Web Events

Embedding Sustainability Into Operations, 21 January

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 »

Web Events

New SPE Web Event on Sustainability, 12 November

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.”
More information »

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R&D Technical Section Topical Luncheon Panel Session at ATCE

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.

Program


Doors Open│
1200

Presentations:  

1. SPE R&D Technical Section Overview and Activities │1230–1245

Mariano Gurfinkel
Global Unconventional Resources, Hess Corporation
SPE R&D Technical Section Chairman

2. SPE R&D Committee–Update on Key Initiatives │1245–1300

David Curry
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

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R&D Technical Section Dinner at ATCE

Sunday, 29 September │1930–2200 │Blaine Kern A/B/C, First Floor, Marriott Convention Center Hotel

Event ticket purchase is required.

“Oil and Gas R&D, What is Over the Horizon?”

This event will feature a presentation about technology development and the need for more radical innovation to meet the future challenges in the oil and gas industry.

Program:

1.  SPE R&D Technical Section— Opening Statement, Overview and Activities

  • Mariano Gurfinkel
    Global Unconventional Resources, Hess Corporation
    SPE R&D Technical Section Chairman

2.  SPE R&D Committee—Update on Committee Initiatives

  • David Curry
    Technology Fellow, Baker Hughes
    SPE R&D Committee Chairman

3.  Technical Section Dinner Panel Session: Introduction  of Panelists

  • Moderator:  Mariano Gurfinkel

4.  Featured Panelist Presentations:

  • Mario Ruscev
    VP and CTO – Baker Hughes, Inc.
    Capture and Storage Institute
  • Jim Sledzik
    President – Energy Ventures USA


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Weatherford

Saputelli

Featured SPE Web Event: Artificial Intelligence Applications in the E&P Industry and an Example of Short-Term Production Prediction Using Neural Networks

Join Luigi Saputelli on 16 October for a 90-minute webinar presenting a case study to predict liquid rate and water cut performance using neural networks (NN) in a mature reservoir with more than 20% water cut. More info: http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/spe/session.php?id=11526

Web Events

Featured SPE Web Event: Technology Commercialization in the Oil and Gas Industry (Learnings from an Operator, Service Company, and Private Equity)

Join us on 10 October for three perspectives from companies at the forefront of technology commercialization in this 90-minute webinar presented by Ashok Belani, Ram Shenoy, and Einar Gamman. More info: http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/spe/upcoming.php

Castellano

New SPE Web Event: Sustainable Development—Local Stakeholder Engagement—A Practitioner’s Perspective on 26 June

Join Ilse Castellano for a ninety-minute presentation on local stakeholder engagement being a key element to project execution and business success.

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Web Events

SPE Junior Research Award Winners present cutting edge research projects

In 2012, SPE International awarded funds to six young faculty members to carry out cutting edge research. These six were selected from a large number of extremely competitive applicants. The project is now finishing one year. Five of the researchers will present their progress and what is ahead to the SPE R&D community in two web events. Our hope is that with these presentations, they will have an opportunity to connect with SPE members who are interested in research and will be able to develop future collaborations.