Category Archives: Production and Operations

Flow Assurance Technical Section

SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section Presents: Five Multiphase Flow Case Studies that Baffle the Mind

Presenter: Mack Shippen, Product Champion, PIPESIM Software, Schlumberger

When: Wednesday, 20 May, 1100-1300 CDT

Where: Norris Conference Center, CityCentre, 816 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 210, Houston, TX

Registration Fee:
SPE Members: USD 40
Nonmembers: USD 50

Flow assurance engineers routinely encounter challenging problems relating to multiphase flow simulation. Some of these problems we can be trained to anticipate and deal with, whereas others emerge from strange, dark places and are simply, well, baffling! Drawing on experiences from a wide variety of industry projects across the world, a select few of these cases will be demonstrated in a simplified and sanitized form using PIPESIM. You will see that some problems defy intuition and that some methods we commonly use defy physics. The takeaway is advice on how to identify such problems before it is too late.

Program Agenda:
1100–1130: Registration and Networking
1130–1300: Lunch
1200–1300: Presentation and Q&A

Register today!

Web Events

Web Event: Selective Water-Reduction Systems

Larry Eoff, SPE Distinguished Lecturer, will host a webinar on 17 August on “Selective Water-Reduction Systems: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?” This presentation discusses the mechanisms of selective water-reduction systems, case histories for both water reduction and alternate applications, and how this class of compounds and their applications could potentially be improved for increased success in the future. Users can choose between a morning and an evening session.

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SPE Technical Report: Calculation of Worst-Case Discharge (WCD)

Approved by the SPE Board of Directors in March, this report documents the consensus from the SPE Summit held in March 2014. Topics covered in the technical report include reservoir properties, inflow modeling, outflow modeling, total volume, special cases, and reporting. Deterministic methods are proposed because of the wording of regulations and requirements for detailed well design and response planning, but parametric sensitivity analysis is recommended. All reservoir properties should be best-estimate success-case values based on sound geology, geophysics, and engineering judgment. Future improvements could include flow correlations for high rates in large-diameter pipes, sonic velocity effects, and probabilistic methods. For full details, read SPE-174705-TR.

Web Events

Web Event: Fluids for Fracturing Petroleum Reservoirs

Join Ghaithan Al-Muntasheri on 23 June to hear a web event on “Fluids for Fracturing Petroleum Reservoirs.” This presentation will discuss the various existing technologies used for HF fluids. The webinar will also shed light on the current challenges that the industry faces. This will help the attendees draw broad lines on the current research themes in this area.

Web Events

Web Event: Fluids for Fracturing Petroleum Reservoirs

Join Ghaithan Al-Muntasheri on 23 June for the web event “Fluids for Fracturing Petroleum Reservoirs.” This presentation will discuss the various existing technologies used for HF fluids. The webinar will also shed light on the current challenges that the industry faces and help attendees draw broad lines on the current research themes in this area.

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Applications Open for SPE Faculty Enhancement Travel Grants

Applications are open for SPE Faculty Enhancement Travel Grants. If you are a university faculty member looking for financial support to attend SPE conferences, workshops, and forums apply online today.

Deadline: 15 May

Flow Assurance Technical Section

Lessons Learned for Tamar Startup: Good, Bad, and Ugly

SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section Presents: Lessons Learned for Tamar Startup:  Good, Bad, and Ugly

Presenter: Tommy Golczynski, co-owner and managing partner, Assured Flow Solutions, LLC

When: Thursday, 19 March from 1100 to 1300 hours CDT
Where: Norris Conference Center, CityCentre, 816 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 210, Houston, TX
Registration Fee: SPE Member – USD 40; Nonmember – USD 50

Presentation Topic:
The presentation will focus on the overall development strategy for the Tamar deepwater gas development and the flow assurance challenges encountered since startup in March 2013.  The Tamar development has achieved outstanding uptime and deliverability performance, but not without overcoming many flow assurance-related hurdles along the way.

Program Agenda
1100–1130: Registration and Networking
1130–1300: Lunch
1200–1300: Presentation and Q&A

Register today »

PWHM

SPE Produced Water Handling and Management Symposium

Register to attend the SPE Produced Water Handling and Management Symposium, the event will cover all important aspects of water handling and management. It will also include will include prominent keynote speakers, invited papers, exhibiting companies, and networking opportunities.

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PCPC

SPE Progressing Cavity Pumps Conference

If your field of work is related to progressing cavity pumps (PCP) then you don’t want to miss this conference! Stay engaged, stay relevant, learn and network with your peers. Held 31 March–1 April 2015 at the Westin Hotel in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the conference offers a 6-session program focused primarily on PCP, an outstanding exhibition featuring regional and international companies, unmatched networking functions, and a training course. Register to attend today.