Category Archives: Projects, Facilities and Construction

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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.

The Water Handling and Management Technical Section will accomplish its mission through knowledge transfer at study groups, monthly meetings, forums, and workshops. Join now to engage in discussions with other SPE members.

Enjoy the convenience of virtual meetings for the most part, along with the benefits of at least one face-to-face meeting a year.

Learn more and join today »

Web Events

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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Renew before it ends on 31 December 2013.

From conferences and training courses to publications and online communities, SPE provides oil and gas professionals with the knowledge and resources required for successful E&P careers. Renew today to continue enjoying the many benefits of your SPE membership, including your Journal of Petroleum Technology subscription.

New to SPE? Check out the easy-to-navigate New Member Resource Center. The site also offers long-time members a fresh look at ways to stay connected, informed, and involved.

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R&D Technical Section Topical Luncheon Panel Session at ATCE

Tuesday, 1 October │1215–1345 │ Street Level, Great Hall Ballroom A/D │Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Event ticket purchase is required.

Production Monitoring and Control System Technologies Today and in the Future:  Applications, Impacts and R&D Needs

The SPE Research and Development Technical Section will host a special topical luncheon to facilitate focused dialogue on Production Monitoring and Control System Technologies. 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.

Program


Doors Open│
1200

Presentations:  

1. SPE R&D Technical Section Overview and Activities │1230–1245

Mariano Gurfinkel
Global Unconventional Resources, Hess Corporation
SPE R&D Technical Section Chairman

2. SPE R&D Committee–Update on Key Initiatives │1245–1300

David Curry
Technology Fellow, Baker Hughes
SPE R&D Committee Chairman

3. Topical Luncheon Panel Session: Presentations and Discussions 1300–1330

Moderator:  Cam Mathews
C-FER Fellow, C-FER Technologies
SPE R&D Technical Section Director

  4. Featured Panelist Presentations/Discussion Topics:

  • “Use of Production Monitoring and Control Systems for Optimization of Large Onshore Fields”
    Robert J. Tester, ExxonMobil Production Company
  • “Production Monitoring and Control System Use and Challenges in Shale
    Kemal Farid, CEO Merrick Systems
  • Challenges for Permanent Monitoring Systems in Extreme Well Applications
    Tad Bostick, VP Reservoir Monitoring, Weatherford

5.  Q&A Session/ Wrap-up 1330– 1345

6.  Adjourn 1445

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R&D Technical Section Dinner at ATCE

Sunday, 29 September │1930–2200 │Blaine Kern A/B/C, First Floor, Marriott Convention Center Hotel

Event ticket purchase is required.

“Oil and Gas R&D, What is Over the Horizon?”

This event will feature a presentation about technology development and the need for more radical innovation to meet the future challenges in the oil and gas industry.

Program:

1.  SPE R&D Technical Section— Opening Statement, Overview and Activities

  • Mariano Gurfinkel
    Global Unconventional Resources, Hess Corporation
    SPE R&D Technical Section Chairman

2.  SPE R&D Committee—Update on Committee Initiatives

  • David Curry
    Technology Fellow, Baker Hughes
    SPE R&D Committee Chairman

3.  Technical Section Dinner Panel Session: Introduction  of Panelists

  • Moderator:  Mariano Gurfinkel

4.  Featured Panelist Presentations:

  • Mario Ruscev
    VP and CTO – Baker Hughes, Inc.
    Capture and Storage Institute
  • Jim Sledzik
    President – Energy Ventures USA


Sponsored by:

Weatherford

Web Events

Featured SPE Web Event: Technology Commercialization in the Oil and Gas Industry (Learnings from an Operator, Service Company, and Private Equity)

Join us on 10 October for three perspectives from companies at the forefront of technology commercialization in this 90-minute webinar presented by Ashok Belani, Ram Shenoy, and Einar Gamman. More info: http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/spe/upcoming.php

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Oil and Gas Facilities—August Issue Now Available

The training of project managers is becoming a dedicated initiative in oil and gas companies. An operating company introduced a support group dedicated to project management and developed a program based on online resources, social networking, mentoring, and coaching.

The quantification of separation performance in gas/liquid separations is challenged by the weaknesses in different methodologies. Manageable approaches to quantification are presented to aid in the development of more consistent separator sizing and to reduce the level of empiricism typically employed.

The properties and characteristics of flowback fluids in hydraulic fracturing of unconventionals and the technologies generally used to treat them are highlighted.

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Projects, Facilities, and Construction Expanded Programming at ATCE 2013

Join your colleagues 30 September–2 October in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA for SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE). You won’t want to miss the following projects, facilities, and construction expanded programming. Register now »


Dinner Event—”Determining the Basis of Design for PF&C Projects – Why Facilities Engineers Need to Think”
Monday, 30 September 1900–2200

Oil and gas production is fraught with uncertainty. Reservoir properties are determined only from very limited information. Until production startup, we have only estimates of the most important design parameters including production flowrate, oil gravity, GOR, gas density, water composition, among others. Many of these variables will change over time. An initial Basis of Design may constrain the facility design to meet specific parameters with little flexibility to account for reservoir uncertainties or the effects on facility Capex and Opex in trying to accommodate the wish lists of reservoir engineers.

Join us as we discuss the impact of reservoir uncertainty from a projects, facilities and construction point of view. Invited panelists will present reservoir engineering, operating company and detailed design perspectives.

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Sponsored jointly by:

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GATE

 

 

 


Special Session—Knowledge Sharing on Separator Design
Tuesday, 1 October 1400–1700

Reliable separation is becoming an enabling technology to develop remote location resources (e.g. Arctic, deep-water) and more difficult applications (e.g. heavy oil, produced water, sand disposal, and back-produced EOR fluids). Separations expertise and know-how are scattered around the globe with no centralized organization to foster separation technology learning’s, fundamental research, device qualification, or networking to discuss common problems among experts. The Separations Technology Technical Section (STTS) will help address these challenges, by sponsoring webinars, forums, conferences, capture lessons learned, and eventually even foster some JIPs. This STTS sponsored session will cover separator design issues: inlet cyclones, demisting cyclones, and use of CFD (computational fluid dynamics).

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Paper Session – Projects
Wednesday, 2 October 0800–1155

This session will discuss managing offshore megaprojects, calculation of erosion to thermoplastic Lining Technology.


Paper Session – Operations
Wednesday, 2 October 1400–1700

Authors will discuss the topics of flare gas recovery, liquid entrainment, and naphthenates in crude oil production. Case studies and lessons learned will also be an interesting part of presentations.