Category Archives: Projects, Facilities and Construction


New Online Format: Oil and Gas Facilities Magazine

The Oil and Gas Facilities&reg magazine (OGF) is now a digital publication with a new look and feel. The redesigned site allows for more regular content and social engagement.

OGF will continue to focus on projects, facilities, and construction content including your favorite departments and staff-written features.

Best of all, it’s free to all members. Check out the online Oil and Gas Facilities magazine and sign up for the eNewsletter today.

And don’t forget to share your favorite content on social media!


“Assessing the Processes, Tools, and Value of Sharing & Learning from Offshore E&P Safety-Related Data” (SPE-182847-TR)

This report was written by a steering committee of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Industry input was obtained from a summit held April 2016 in Houston as well as members from SPE online communities. This Technical Report is based on discussions and conclusions from the summit and is intended to provide guidance on an industry-wide safety management data sharing program. The overall objective of the effort is to: a) eliminate or reduce risk of harm through industry sharing of data, b) to generate information that builds knowledge, understanding and ownership, and c) to disseminate recommended corrective actions to prevent a re-occurrence. It was approved by the SPE Board of Directors in September 2016.


Webinar: Revolutionizing the Way Women Work Together

Anne Litwin presents “Revolutionizing the Way Women Work Together” on 20 October at 0830 Central Time. In this webinar, Litwin reveals startling paradoxes that spur misunderstandings, conflict, and between women on the job, along with structural issues that can make it difficult for women to feel valued or supported. Learn powerful solutions and tools for ways male and female leaders can create work environments that truly value the contributions of both women and men.

Register today.


Webinar: How to Write a Good Technical Paper

“How to Write a Good Technical Paper” will be the topic of this live webinar on 18 October at 0900 Central Time, presented by Byron Haynes, Jr.

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Webinar: An Integrated Simulation Approach to Field Development

Ian Roberts and Elena Valova present “An Integrated Simulation Approach to Field Development Planning” on 29 September at 1200 Central Time. This webinar will give an overview of integrated reservoir and production system simulation workflows and examples of how they have been applied in practice.

Learn more about this webinar and register.


Nominate a Colleague for the Distinguished Lecturer Program

Have you seen an exciting lecture on a topic relevant to the E&P industry? Help us identify the best lecturers for the 2018–2019 season by nominating a colleague today. Submit your nomination by 15 March.


Projects, Facilities, and Construction Dinner at ATCE


On Monday, 26 September at ATCE, join us for this special dinner event, “Integration between Facilities and Subsurface Engineers: Crucial in an Era of Low Price Oil,” featuring a panel of facilities, petroleum engineering and reservoir engineering experts addressing how best to avoid any disconnects between facilities engineers and subsurface engineers.

Learn more about this event and register for ATCE.

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SPE Announces Realignment of Technical Disciplines

The SPE Board of Directors has realigned the Production & Operations and Projects, Facilities & Construction technical disciplines under one Technical Director. Hisham Saadawi will begin his term as Production and Facilities Technical Director after the 2016 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

In this position, Saadawi will represent both technical disciplines–Production & Operations and Projects, Facilities & Construction.

While the alignment has changed, SPE members will not experience any changes to existing programs or resources. The Production & Operations and Projects, Facilities & Construction disciplines remain unaltered.