Managing Dual Careers—Work-Life Integration in a 24⁄7 World

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.

 

New SPE Web Event on General Separator Design

Join speaker Mike Power on 25 March for a 90-minute webinar covering an overview of current Gravity separator design guidelines, application of guidelines for upstream operations, and challenges of upstream conditions (high turbulence, emulsions etc.) to separator design.

 

February Oil and Gas Facilities Now Available

Unconventional resources are highlighted in this issue. Operators are using alternative methods of water management, including recycling and reuse of their flowback and produced water, and at the same time, reduce the volumes of flowback and produced water that have to be transported, treated, and disposed. One size does not fit all, and economic variables differ across fields, wells, and operators.

 

ATCE 2014 Call for Papers Deadline—Monday, 27 January

SPE’s flagship meeting—the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE)—will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and showcase many exciting new technologies, products, and best practices.

 

Join SPE’s New Technical Section for Flow Assurance

SPE has formed a Technical Section to give members the opportunity to focus on flow assurance, a key area of interest for facilities engineers. This new section seeks to further the objectives of SPE in the free discussion of matters relating to flow assurance, to establish consensus on industry best practices, and to promote these practices widely.

 

December Oil and Gas Facilities is Now Available

Challenges in the design of separators and Part 3 of a series about quantifying separation performance are highlighted. Check out the new approaches to corrosion monitoring and mitigation, and advances in coatings protection to extend offshore facility life.

 

Welcome to New Technical Director: Projects, Facilities, and Construction

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.

 

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.

 

New Technical Section—Water Management and Handling

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.

 

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.”

 
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