SPE Technology Updates

Industry and Society news grouped by SPE technical discipline

Webinar: SPE/BSEE Summit: The Value of Sharing and Learning from Offshore E&P Safety-Related Data

In 2014, the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) approached SPE regarding a proposed collaboration opportunity to develop a voluntary industrywide safety data sharing framework. The discussions, expert opinions, and suggestions offered by the group of safety-data management SMEs during the Summit are captured in a Technical Report that was approved by the SPE Board of Directors in September 2016 and is now posted on the SPE web site. The purpose of this panel discussion is to present highlights from the Summit and the resulting Technical Report.

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Webinar: Leading Virtual Teams from Global to Teleworking

More teams are operating virtually and the degree of virtual working could encompass a team that is spread across the globe. A number of issues become predominant for the manager in this setting. These include: managing the “them” and “us” syndrome amongst dispersed team members; motivating an individual that operates remotely from other members; creating a sense of team unity and identity; and understanding the range of national cultures that shape local individual decision making. By creating a collaborative environment, dispersed team members are encouraged to capture and share knowledge that aims at both the team and the organization’s institutional memory.

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Webinar: Gas Hydrate Testing under Flowing Conditions: Laboratory and Field Cases

By registering for this webinar, you can listen to the speaker live and watch the slide broadcast of the presentation without leaving your desk.

Replicating field conditions for flow assurance experiments often presents many challenges. These challenges are usually centered on designing an experiment with appropriately scaled geometry, selecting the test conditions, and reproducing the operating environment all while balancing the cost associated with the project. This presentation will provide an overview of different techniques that have been utilized at Southwest Research Institute (SwRIÒ) to study gas hydrate formation in flowing conditions from a variety of scenarios relevant to hydrocarbon production and transport.

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Webinar: Integrated Well Integrity Risk Assessment Process (WIRAP)

Ali Mirza presents “Integrated Well Integrity Risk Assessment Process (WIRAP)” on 1 December at 0830 Central Time. In this webinar, Mirza talks about managing integrity of a well portfolio and anticipating any unplanned downtime to maximize production. This presentation highlights an integrated Well Integrity Risk Assessment Process (WIRAP) that is used to quantitatively assess well integrity risks and leverage this information to provide operational decision support.

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Webinar: Soft Skills in Hard Times

According to a recent survey by Millennial Branding and American Express, over 61% of managers consider soft skills to be more important than hard or technical skills.

Soft Skills can give you the edge to perform at your maximum abilities.

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Webinar: Piper Alpha – Accident or Predictable Surprise

Many may recall what a profound impact the industry’s worst offshore Oil & Gas incident has had on our business. Survivor Steve Rae will discuss his thoughts and experiences from Piper Alpha to hopefully influence how safety can be improved by us all as individuals through accepting personal accountability and adopting a more proactive approach.

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