SPE Technology Updates

Industry and Society news grouped by SPE technical discipline


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.


Projects, Facilities, and Construction Dinner at ATCE


On Monday, 26 September at ATCE, join us for this special dinner event, “Integration between Facilities and Subsurface Engineers: Crucial in an Era of Low Price Oil,” featuring a panel of facilities, petroleum engineering and reservoir engineering experts addressing how best to avoid any disconnects between facilities engineers and subsurface engineers.

Learn more about this event and register for ATCE.

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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.


Webinar: Assessing and Improving Data Quality for More Effective Data Analytics

This webinar will discuss a few examples of the impact of low quality acquired data and how it will erode the confidence needed to make real-time decisions. It will also show how a company can use open standards-based solutions like the proposed Energistics Data Assurance process to qualify data for use in the analytical and decision making processes.

Join David Johnson’s live webinar on 14 September at 0830 Central Time.

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Webinar: From Data to Decisions – The Analytics Lifecycle

Data driven capabilities are migrating from science experiment to mainstream capabilities at many E&P companies. This brings with it a need to have sound workflows. In this webinar, common methodologies will be presented that frame the analytics lifecycle of converting raw sensor measurements and unstructured data into scalable, auditable, and repeatable solutions

Please join us on 17 August at 0830 Central Time to hear more.

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Webinar: Latest Developments in Drilling and Cementing R&D

Eric van Oort’s upcoming webinar, “Latest Developments in Drilling and Cementing R&D,” will include a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in his Drilling R&D group at the University of Texas at Austin and its collaborating partners. New work will be presented in the fields of cementing/zonal isolation, novel drilling fluid testing and design, drilling-related rock mechanics, drilling automation and drilling data analytics.

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Webinar: The Dichotomy of Stresscage versus Frac-Pack

Martin Rylance’s upcoming webinar, “The Dichotomy of Stresscage versus Frac-Pack,” will be held on 19 October at 0830 Central Time. This webinar will provide a number of examples of the application of wellbore strengthening, where resulting frac operations appear to have been hampered or complicated by the use of the wellbore strengthening approach and/or associated mud conditions.

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Webinar: Automated Kick Detection Solution

This webinar discusses an in-house developed and implemented set of scientific modules for drilling kick detection and well control. Case studies will be presented showing how these new modules impact drilling safety and efficiency.

Please join us on 30 August at 0830 Central Time to hear more.

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