Join Ilse Castellano for a ninety-minute presentation on local stakeholder engagement being a key element to project execution and business success.
Join Tor Palmgren for discussions on differences in flow back and produced water quality, requirements for hydraulic fracturing formulations, various recycling methods, and more.
Subsea Processing in general requires maintenance free reliable high-end instrumentation. In a subsea multi-phase separator, the operators control the process by monitoring the oil and water interface levels as well as the emulsion layer and sedimentation of sand using a nucleonic density profiler. In addition to having the monitoring features, subsea instrumentation needs to go through comprehensive qualification tests in order to run continuously and without maintenance. The design life is 20 years. Together with the supplier, FMC developed a redundant and retrievable subsea nucleonic profiler for Tordis in 2007, the first subsea separation installation. In addition to current methods and technologies and what technology to be used in which cases, recent concept studies on radars, electromagnetism’s and ultrasonic’s will be addressed.
Roar Fjøsne works as a Senior Specialist Engineer at FMC Subsea Process Power, Process Control & Instrumentation. His main objective is to lead the R&D activities relevant for Subsea Process applications and to be the link between Customers and Suppliers.
Fjøsne holds a bachelor in cybernetics and electronics and has 20 years of experience within Automation including engineering, programming and commissioning (EPC) prior to the last 6 years with FMC Controls and Instrumentation.
The annual SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference took place 4–6 February 2013, in The Woodlands, Texas, USA. Over 1900 attendees took part in the conference that presented 52 papers on topics ranging from fracture diagnostics to microseismic to fracture conductivity. All papers are now available on onepetro.org.
The exhibit floor was expanded from the 2012 conference and over 75 companies participated in displaying their products and services. This conference has been one of the fastest growing that SPE hosts, starting in 2007 with just a couple hundred participants and plans are already being made for 2014. If you work in the area of hydraulic fracturing, mark your calendar now to make plans to attend next year!
A virtual place where you can meet, collaborate, and discuss specific technical challenges and resolutions, SPE Connect is now your link to SPE members in the reservoir discipline worldwide.
SPE Connect’s online communities enable you to share your experience and knowledge, or draw from the combined talent and expertise of SPE’s membership base.
In an instant, exchange technical information with other SPE members in the topics of your choice at a time that is convenient for you. Simply go online to connect with SPE members who share your professional interests and create your own personal technical network. Other disciplines will be launching soon.
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Have you seen a lecture on an exciting topic relevant to Production and Operations? Was the speaker a leader in his or her field of expertise and an outstanding public speaker? If so, nominate them for the SPE Distinguished Lecturer Program—deadline 15 March. Learn more »
SPE has a distinguished tradition of recognizing individuals who make significant technical and professional contributions to the worldwide E&P industry. We rely on your nominations to help us celebrate those who have made these contributions.
As an SPE member active in the technical discipline of Production and Operations, you know colleagues who have helped the industry. Nominate them for one of the following awards.
- International Production and Operations Award
- Regional Production and Operations Award
- International Completions Optimization and Technology Award
- Regional Completions Optimization and Technology Award
Nomination deadline—15 February 2013
I am excited and honored to be serving as SPE’s Technical Director for Production and Operations (P&O). My entire 20-year career has covered all aspects of P&O, ranging from supervising fracturing treatments in Northern Canada to completing failure analysis investigations on electric submersible pumping systems in South America. Call me biased, but I cannot imagine a better discipline to specialize in than P&O because it covers a wide range of exciting topics such as production logging, well interventions, artificial lift, wellbore multiphase flow behavior and stimulation.
In order to get some better clarity on what topics are actually covered within the P&O Discipline and our ability to address technical issues more effectively, we are implementing a new structure that introduces four new sub-disciplines: 1) Enhanced Productivity; 2) Enhanced Operation; 3) Asset Surveillance and Optimization; and 4) Production Chemistry and Metallurgy. Currently, my Advisory Committee is working on defining the topics that will reside under each of the new sub-disciplines and this will be published on the P&O discipline page in January 2013. The goal is to disseminate this information across SPE, ranging from publications to conferences, to ensure global conformity. The P&O Technical Section is also going through some significant changes, so stay tuned for announcements regarding these in early 2013 as well.
Wells Supervisor, Completions and Production Technology Group
Hazim H. Abass, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
For his pioneering work on coning-based completion, oriented perforation, non-planar hydraulic fracturing in horizontal wells, acid vs. proppant fracturing in carbonate formation, sanding tendency, and directed fracturing, Hazim Abass has earned regional & international SPE awards, company awards,10 patents, more than 45 papers, contribution to 3 industrial books, and more than 500 citations.
John C. Patterson, ConocoPhillips, Houston, Texas, USA
John Patterson has made tremendous contributions to the Oil & Gas industry and in particular in the fields of production optimization, artificial lift and gas separation resulting in new industry and academic standards as well as effective tools for operating companies.