Category Archives: Production and Operations


“Assessing the Processes, Tools, and Value of Sharing & Learning from Offshore E&P Safety-Related Data” (SPE-182847-TR)

This report was written by a steering committee of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Industry input was obtained from a summit held April 2016 in Houston as well as members from SPE online communities. This Technical Report is based on discussions and conclusions from the summit and is intended to provide guidance on an industry-wide safety management data sharing program. The overall objective of the effort is to: a) eliminate or reduce risk of harm through industry sharing of data, b) to generate information that builds knowledge, understanding and ownership, and c) to disseminate recommended corrective actions to prevent a re-occurrence. It was approved by the SPE Board of Directors in September 2016.


Webinar: An Overview of Multistage Completion Systems for Hydraulic Fracturing

Shales and other low-permeability formations require multistage completions, hydraulic fracturing, and horizontal wells to produce at economic rates. This webinar focuses on the multistage completion systems that are used in these applications, including plug-and-perf, ball-activated systems (frac sleeves), and coiled tubing-activated systems (annular fracturing). Learn the different types of wellbore completion options and how they compare in different applications. Join W. Aaron Burton on 3 November at 1000 Central Time.

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Webinar: Revolutionizing the Way Women Work Together

Anne Litwin presents “Revolutionizing the Way Women Work Together” on 20 October at 0830 Central Time. In this webinar, Litwin reveals startling paradoxes that spur misunderstandings, conflict, and between women on the job, along with structural issues that can make it difficult for women to feel valued or supported. Learn powerful solutions and tools for ways male and female leaders can create work environments that truly value the contributions of both women and men.

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Webinar: How to Write a Good Technical Paper

“How to Write a Good Technical Paper” will be the topic of this live webinar on 18 October at 0900 Central Time, presented by Byron Haynes, Jr.

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Webinar: An Integrated Simulation Approach to Field Development

Ian Roberts and Elena Valova present “An Integrated Simulation Approach to Field Development Planning” on 29 September at 1200 Central Time. This webinar will give an overview of integrated reservoir and production system simulation workflows and examples of how they have been applied in practice.

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Multi-Technical Section Dinner at ATCE: Redefining an Intelligence-Centric Oil and Gas Industry – The Future Is Now!

In recognition of the growing multidisciplinary integration in the industry, the Petroleum Data Driven Analytics, Research & Development, and Digital Energy technical sections are hosting a joint dinner. Join them on Monday, 27 September 2016 from 1900 to 2130 hours.

The Multi-Technical Section Dinner is an exciting opportunity to connect and be inspired by a crowd intelligence platform for operators, NOCs, service companies, and academic researchers. The presenters will discuss challenges, opportunities, and innovations that will shape the future of the industry.

This is a ticketed event. Register and purchase your ticket today!

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Nominate a Colleague for the Distinguished Lecturer Program

Have you seen an exciting lecture on a topic relevant to the E&P industry? Help us identify the best lecturers for the 2018–2019 season by nominating a colleague today. Submit your nomination by 15 March.


SPE Announces Realignment of Technical Disciplines

The SPE Board of Directors has realigned the Production & Operations and Projects, Facilities & Construction technical disciplines under one Technical Director. Hisham Saadawi will begin his term as Production and Facilities Technical Director after the 2016 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

In this position, Saadawi will represent both technical disciplines–Production & Operations and Projects, Facilities & Construction.

While the alignment has changed, SPE members will not experience any changes to existing programs or resources. The Production & Operations and Projects, Facilities & Construction disciplines remain unaltered.