Category Archives: Projects, Facilities and Construction

Decision-Making

Decision-Making: What Makes a Decision “Good”?

Good choices are the result of an effective decision-making process and reducing the effects of cognitive biases. Decision-making occurs at all levels in organizations, from strategic to operational choices. On 20 May, join Margaret Crichton for a webinar about how to make great decisions for your organization. Topics will include:

• Individual decision making
• Collaborative decision making
• Cognitive biases

Suggestions from “The Human Factor: Process Safety and Culture” (SPE-170575-TR) will be discussed in the context of improving the decision-making process. Register today!

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Getting to Zero — The Road to Stavanger

June 2015: SPE Webinar “Getting to Zero — The Road to Stavanger”
April 2016: SPE International HSSE Conference in Stavanger, Norway. (Abstract submission deadline: 29 June 2015)

“Getting to zero” means eliminating HSE incident occurrences. The best practices of incident-free organizations are being seen as a way to catalyze a breakthrough in the O&G industry. The goal is to re-establish the improvement trend in HSE performance metrics. Plan now to attend the webinar and help frame a roadmap for the industry leading to the conference in Stavanger!

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SPE Technical Report: Calculation of Worst-Case Discharge (WCD)

Approved by the SPE Board of Directors in March, this report documents the consensus from the SPE Summit held in March 2014. Topics covered in the technical report include reservoir properties, inflow modeling, outflow modeling, total volume, special cases, and reporting. Deterministic methods are proposed because of the wording of regulations and requirements for detailed well design and response planning, but parametric sensitivity analysis is recommended. All reservoir properties should be best-estimate success-case values based on sound geology, geophysics, and engineering judgment. Future improvements could include flow correlations for high rates in large-diameter pipes, sonic velocity effects, and probabilistic methods. For full details, read SPE-174705-TR.

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Applications Open for SPE Faculty Enhancement Travel Grants

Applications are open for SPE Faculty Enhancement Travel Grants. If you are a university faculty member looking for financial support to attend SPE conferences, workshops, and forums apply online today.

Deadline: 15 May

Web Events

Web Event: Decision Making

Join Margaret Crichton on 20 May to hear a web event on “Decision Making: What makes a decision ‘good’?” This presentation will include factors that influence both individual and collaborative decision making, including the impact of cognitive biases. The factors that can help, as well as hinder, decision making will also be discussed.

Flow Assurance Technical Section

Lessons Learned for Tamar Startup: Good, Bad, and Ugly

SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section Presents: Lessons Learned for Tamar Startup:  Good, Bad, and Ugly

Presenter: Tommy Golczynski, co-owner and managing partner, Assured Flow Solutions, LLC

When: Thursday, 19 March from 1100 to 1300 hours CDT
Where: Norris Conference Center, CityCentre, 816 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 210, Houston, TX
Registration Fee: SPE Member – USD 40; Nonmember – USD 50

Presentation Topic:
The presentation will focus on the overall development strategy for the Tamar deepwater gas development and the flow assurance challenges encountered since startup in March 2013.  The Tamar development has achieved outstanding uptime and deliverability performance, but not without overcoming many flow assurance-related hurdles along the way.

Program Agenda
1100–1130: Registration and Networking
1130–1300: Lunch
1200–1300: Presentation and Q&A

Register today »

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SPE Produced Water Handling and Management Symposium

Register to attend the SPE Produced Water Handling and Management Symposium, the event will cover all important aspects of water handling and management. It will also include will include prominent keynote speakers, invited papers, exhibiting companies, and networking opportunities.

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Flow Assurance Technical Section

SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section Presents: Flowline Remediation System

Presenters:
Nikunj Patel, Engineering Manager, Oceaneering International Inc.
Chris Mancini, Flow Assurance SME, Oceaneering International Inc.

When: Thursday, 19 February from 1100 to 1300 hours CDT
Where: Norris Conference Center, CityCentre, 816 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 210, Houston, TX
Registration Fee: SPE Member: USD 40, Nonmember: USD 50

Program Agenda
1100–1130: Registration and Networking
1130–1300: Lunch
1200–1300: Presentation and Q&A

Register Today »

Web Events

Web Event: How to Write a Technical Paper

In an effort to assist authors submit their best papers to conferences and journals, SPE is offering a web event hosted by SPE member Byron Haynes, Jr. P.E. on “How to Write a Good Technical Paper.”  In this presentation, Haynes will cover both basics and some more advanced methods for authors.  Post presentation, he will field questions from participants.