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Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) Special Event at ATCE

The SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section will sponsor a special event held in conjunction with the 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE).

Sunday, 26 October, 1300-1700
Forum Lounge, Amsterdam RAI Centre
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

To book you must register for ATCE.

Register Today!

DSATS Special Event Title: Automation: Perspectives

Pietro Baglioni, ExoMars Rover Manager, European Space Agency (ESA) and Andrew Bowyer, Commercial Director, Magna Parva will give their perspectives on the role automation will play in investigating the Martian environment in the upcoming 2018 ExoMars mission, including the use of ultrasonic drilling technology.

This will be followed by a panel of four speakers representing the different perspectives in the oil industry on drilling systems automation: where it is now, where it is going, barriers and opportunities followed by a chance to discuss these perspectives with the panel.  The four speakers are:

  • Joop Rodenberg, CEO, Huisman
  • Paul Pastusek, Drilling Mechanics Advisor, ExxonMobil
  • Gregers Kudsk, VP Technical, Maersk Drilling
  • Ingolf Wassermann, Manager Drilling Automation Program, Baker Hughes

Reception immediately following sponsored by Huisman.

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Awards

SPE Announces International Award Winners for 2014

The SPE Board of Directors approved the 2014 International Award recipients at their recent meeting in Cartagena, Colombia. Seventeen international award committees recommended these winners to the board because of their outstanding and significant technical, professional, and service contributions to SPE and the petroleum industry. SPE President Jeff Spath will present the awards to the winners in October at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Web Events

New Web Event on Major Capital Projects

Listen to a live webinar featuring Stephen Framptoni on 21 August as he discusses “HSSE-SR: Major Capital ProjectsIncreasing Safety Assurance in Construction, Load out, Transportation, Installation, Hookup and Commissioning.” This presentation will dwell on the Execute phase activities of an offshore major capital projects (MCP), from design and engineering through to construction, installation, hookup and commissioning.

Web Events

New Web Event on Integrated Production Modeling

Join Luigi Saputelli on 24 September to hear a webinar on Introduction to Integrated Production Modeling. The main objectives of modeling flows of production fluids in wells, pipelines and risers are: to predict the pressure drops, the phase distributions, the potential for unsteady phase delivery (commonly referred to as slugging) and the thermal characteristics of the system.

Web Events

New Web Event Focused on Rail Car Issues

Attend a web event on “Crude by Rail Car Issues sponsored by SPE Gulf Coast Section’s Health, Safety & Environment Study Group.  Presented by David Friedman, this web event will be broadcast on 29 July.

This presentation will review the findings of a Bakken Crude Survey DOT conducted by The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Association (AFPM).  The AFPM survey is based on an analysis of more than 1,400 Bakken crude samples that 17 AFPM members submitted in response to a survey.  In addition, AFPM will discuss their support of a holistic approach to improving the safe transportation of crude oil by rail.

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SPE Workshop—Petroleum Data-Driven Analytics: Decision Making and Value Delivery

The PD2A Technical Section is presenting a workshop on Petroleum Data-Driven Analytics: Decision Making and Value Delivery, on 19–20 November 2014, at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas, USA. A training course will precede the workshop. Offered by Shahab Mohaghegh on 18 November, the course is titled Advanced Data Driven Analytics for Reservoir and Production Management of Shale Assets. Get additional information and register for these events.

Web Events

Business and Human Rights—What is Your Company’s Responsibility?

Join the 9 July web event to hear from three experts and further understand elements of business respect for human rights. Ursula Wynhoven will review the international framework for business and human rights with an emphasis on expectations of and opportunities for companies in the extractive sector. Yadaira Orsini will share her experience with conflict sensitive business practice with some highlights on case studies. Nili Safavi will provide insights on implementing business and human rights internally.  The webinar is moderated by Roper Cleland. Learn more »

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Register Today for 17 June SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section Luncheon

SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section Presents:
Multiphase Flow, Flow Assurance, Dynamic Modeling…Why Bother?
Sam Kashou, Chevron Energy Technology Company 

 

When: Tuesday, 17 June from 1100 to 1300 hours CDT
Where: Norris Conference Center, CityCentre, 816 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 210, Houston, TX, USA 77024
Registration Fee: SPE Member, USD 40; Nonmember, USD 50

Presentation Topic

The presentation investigates Multiphase Flow and Flow Assurance and their importance.  It will briefly discuss how the oil and gas industry is addressing Multiphase Flow and Flow assurance within projects, the technology that is being used to solve the Flow Assurance issues, and what are the future needs and what Engineers can do to narrow the Flow Assurance gaps.  The current research activities are discussed along with understanding the uncertainties encompassing Flow Assurance measurements and predictions.

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

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Web Events

Join us on 23 July for MPD Automation and Competency: Meeting Training Challenges for New Technologies

Austin Johnson will discuss how automation in the drilling industry is challenging conventional thought on how rigs are designed, how wells are drilled, and how the human is involved in the process. Automation is opening the door for new types of failures due to system complexity and crew latency. This shift will require new controls and new ways of training people how to use such systems while not losing any fundamental skills. More information »