The Projects, Facilities, and Construction Study Group is pleased to announce their 2015 fall lecture series. The series will highlight and define the role of the facilities engineer and their critical contribution to successful project execution.
Session I: The Value of Facility Engineers
James R. Deaver, 6 October, 1630 (CDT, GMT -6)
Session II: Setting Up Controls and Safety Systems from an Overall View
Lew Skaug, 13 October, 1630 (CDT, GMT -6)
Session III: Design with a View of Operations and Maintainability
Bill Capdevielle, 20 October, 1630 (CDT, GMT -6)
Session IV: The Facilities Engineer of Tomorrow: Faster, Stronger, Smarter—and More Successful Too!
Richard Westney, 27 October, 1630 (CDT, GMT -6)
Join Lee Norris on 17 September) to listen to his live web event on the topic of Stabilization of the Inherent Slugging Tendencies of Horizontal Shale Wells through Production Management and Artificial Lift.
Many factors can influence public perception of the oil and gas industry and the projects we develop. Increasingly, public acceptability can make or break our license to operate. Engineers and other technical leaders frequently view the problem as one that can be overcome with public education.
But education can only be successful if we first achieve a level of trust within the community. Building trust requires developing an understanding of the community. One of the most important approaches is for operators to understand the needs and expectations of the communities where we operate, and for project teams to educate themselves about the expectations of the local community that will be impacted by a project.
Each community is unique; the challenges are multifaceted. Join Trey Shaffer (SPE HSSE-SR Technical Director) and Howard Duhon (SPE PFC Technical Director) during this session at ATCE 2015 as they explore some notable industry efforts in community engagement and education as well as critical success factors for effective community engagement. Learn more about ATCE and register here.
On Sunday, 27 September at ATCE, join us for this special dinner event, “Manufacturing for Oil and Gas,” featuring keynote presentations followed by an intimate discussion about modern materials and manufacturing technologies, their revolutionary impact on rapid prototyping, and their application to oil and gas development. The keynote speaker will be Sha-Chelle Manning of Pioneer Natural Resource. Learn more about ATCE and register here.
The start of this year saw most oilfield companies cut back significantly their spending plans in response to the dramatic drop in the oil price. The SPE Technical Directors have arranged a special session titled “Managing the Future Impact of Current Cost Cutting” to explore what the industry could and should be doing to minimize the impact this cost cutting will have both now and in the future. Plan to attend this special session at ATCE on Tuesday, 29 September. Register today!
Join Lee Rhyne on 8 October for a live web event on CFD Optimization of Scrubber Inlet Design.
The purpose of this seminar is to illustrate the effectiveness of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in guiding re-design of a scrubber inlet within the constraints of the project team.
Listen to a web event on “Getting to Zero Series: ‘The Road to Stavanger’ – Asia Pacific” presented by Jack Hinton and John Karish on 5 October. The second in a series of events leading to a culminating workshop that will be held with the 2016 SPE International HSE Conference in Stavanger, the SPE Gulf Coast Section is hosting an interactive session to initiate the industry’s conversation as to how we can eliminate HSE incident occurrence. During the session, participants will hear how Baker Hughes established their Perfect HSE Day and the remarkable results it has provided, quadrupling their number of incident free days in only two years, achieving the equivalent of a perfect quarter in 2014.
Hear a web event on “Water Management in a Down Market” presented by April Sharr on 26 August. The US oilfield water management services market is expected to contract by 19% from $23.2B in 2014 to $18.9B in 2015. Learn which segments of the water management value chain are being impacted the most and why in this presentation.
Hear a web event on “Proposed Technologies to Address E&P’s Growing Energy Challenges” on 8 September. The oil and gas E&P industry faces big challenges to meet the world’s fast-growing energy needs and we don’t have all the answers. To address these situations, SPE held a Research & Development Competition specifically to encourage researchers from the basic sciences and other engineering disciplines to engage in our challenges. This webinar will feature the three winning projects that address these challenges. The featured speakers will be Vaihab Bahadur (first place) and Omar Laghrouche (third place).
Join a web event on “Strategies for Global Communication in the Oil and Gas Industry” presented by Lori Dalrymple on 3 September. As companies expand across the globe, challenges to communications grow as well. To work effectively with others from different cultures, the first step is to recognize and understand differences, then deal sensitively with people from other backgrounds. This presentation will teach effective strategies for global communication in the industry.