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.
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
Attend a 90-minute presentation on 3 December by John M. Walsh. More information »
Register now for this 90-minute lecture on the effect of surfactant on stratified and stratifying gas-liquid flow. More info: http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/spe/session.php?id=11417
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
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.
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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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).
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.
This discussion will address differences in flow back and produced water quality and compare with requirements for hydraulic fracturing formulations. Learn more: http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/spe/session.php?id=11046.
Optimization of reliability and maintenance (R&M) programs can unlock hidden value in facilities by reducing unplanned capacity downtime. Operators are taking a closer look at their R&M with many moving toward enterprise asset management.
Hydraulic fracturing (HF) in unconventionals presents unique water treatment and management challenges. Conventional HF may require 2,000 bbl of water per well, but unconventional HF requires between 50,000 and 120,000 bbl of water per well. Fluid volume, not fluid type and flowback rate, is the distinguishing feature of unconventional HF fluid management, compared with conventional HF. Five steps to developing a water management strategy are discussed.
Join Ilse Castellano for a ninety-minute presentation on local stakeholder engagement being a key element to project execution and business success.
In July, the Gulf Coast Section PF&C Study Group will offer a series of topics, presented by industry-recognized experts, to provide attendees with a general understanding of the challenges of subsea production and the methods implemented to address these challenges. Each session is scheduled as a one-hour presentation followed by a 30-min Q&A session.
- July 3—3D software used to prevent an introduction to subsea hardware and basic field development.
- July 10—Concepts associated with increasing recovery from subsea reservoirs.
- July 17—Overview of deepwater floating production systems.
- July 24—Flow assurance issues and methodologies for mitigating the risk of permanently or temporarily losing production.
- July 31—Design and installation of umbilicals and flexible pipelines.
Location—Technip Energy Tower I, 11700 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77079. Contact: Brad Nelson, +1.832.230.8246, firstname.lastname@example.org.