Join Gene Kouba on 25 June for his web event that will discuss a modified two-parameter methodology in which the minimum droplet size that can be created from available energy along with the maximum droplet size that can survive in the flow are used to characterize the droplet size distribution. More information »
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 »
This webinar on 22 April by Howard Duhon discusses methods for generating SOPs that accomplish the dual goals of improved design and improved, safer operation. 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 »
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. More information»
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. Another article looks at how operators are increasingly implementing metric-driven chemical management programs. An inefficient CMP can not only be a major contributor to operating expense, but can lead to later problems with flow assurance and infrastructure integrity, such as corrosion and failures. Check out the article on the design of smallbore pipework connections. Vibration-induced fatigue failures of pipework smallbore connections due to turbulent flow excitation continue to occur in process piping systems. One of the primary causes of these failures is poor design. The article presents a method to develop the concept of a cutoff natural frequency into a practical application that can be used during the design process.
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.
ATCE 2014 will have an expanded technical program and special events focused on projects, facilities, and construction.
Technical demands for this discipline are changing, and SPE needs your help in bringing the latest technologies, discoveries, and solutions to the E&P community.
Submit a paper proposal by 27 January.
If your proposal is selected, you will present your paper to an audience of your peers at ATCE 2014, 27-29 October in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
As a professional interested in projects, facilities and construction, we encourage you to submit a proposal on topics such as:
- Topside design and operation
- Process control
- Process safety
- Project management
- Commissioning and Initial Startup
- Novel technologies
- Chemical systems
- Material and Corrosion
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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.
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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.