SPE sponsors Faculty Enhancement Travel Grants that provide financial support for university faculty to attend SPE conferences, workshops, and forums.
Selected faculty may use the funds for event registration fees, and travel costs.
The application deadline is 15 November.
On 27 October at 1200, Ruth Perry and Stephen Truchon will give a live presentation on Building Public-Private Partnerships for Regional Long-Term Research and Monitoring.
Shell is working with academic, non-profit, business partners, and government stakeholders to develop and implement long term environmental monitoring programs. These programs, or public-private partnerships (PPPs), help Shell to operate safely and responsibly in the marine offshore environment.
Register for Howard Duhon’s web event on 22 October at 1200 to listen to a live presentation on how to be an effective Flow Assurance Engineer.
The SPE Research and Development Technical Section will host a special topical luncheon at ATCE 2015 on Tuesday, 29 September, to facilitate focused dialogue on new materials, techniques, and their applications to oil and gas. In a series of informative and thought-provoking presentations, a panel of industry experts will discuss current uses and future opportunities for these technologies as well as outline the various R&D challenges and needs that must be addressed to overcome their present limitations. A panel question-and-answer session will follow the presentations. Learn more about ATCE and register here.
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.