SPE Technology Updates

Industry and Society news grouped by SPE technical discipline

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 »

Web Events

Pitfalls in HPHT Completion Design and Planning

Join Tom Freeman on 19 August as he discusses the pitfalls, problems, and lessons learned in planning an extra-HPHT completion. Examples of pitfalls encountered in completion design will include tubing design and qualification issues, perforating challenges, limited downhole production equipment, vendor selection and manufacturing challenges, and lack of service tools. The webinar will focus on unexpected problems encountered during design and planning, and not as much on known technology gaps. Learn more »

Web Events

Human Error: Why We Make Mistakes At Work

Join the 17 June web event as Andrew Dingee and Trey Shaffer discuss the root of human behavior and errors in the workplace. This webinar will cover the levels of performance behaviors and review a case study from an US airline accident. The presentation discusses a number of studies that draws upon a growing understanding of how skilled experts are driven by moment to moment task demands, the availability of information, and social/organizational factors and ultimately they continued the plan even when the environment alerted them that another course of action should’ve been sought.
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Register Today for 20 May SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section Luncheon

SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section Presents:
Production and Flow Assurance Benefits of Subsea Processing
Presenter: Randy Wester, Global Director of Subsea Engineering at FMC Technologies

When: Tuesday, 20 May 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 future of offshore oil and gas production in ultra-deep water and/or ultra-long distance tieback applications will include the capability to develop those fields using subsea technology exclusively, without the need for offshore host facilities. We will also discuss the enabling technologies for these subsea field developments and the production and flow assurance benefits of subsea processing in these applications.

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

Register today »

Web Events

Join us on 28 May for The Human Factor: Process Safety and Culture webinar

Ken Arnold, Ford Brett, and Andrew Dingee will present a summary of the two-day Human Factors Summit held In July 2012. This presentation is intended to provide guidance on human factors risks in E&P operations and what can be done to reduce those risks and increase safety. More information »

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SPE R&D Competition: Help Spread the Word

The oil and gas E&P industry faces big challenges as it rises to meet the world’s growing energy needs. And we don’t have all the answers. For that reason, SPE is holding a Research & Development Competition specifically to encourage researchers from the basic sciences and other engineering disciplines to engage in our six Grand Challenges.

The competition is open to academia, research institutes and organizations, companies, and individual investigators. Submissions for the competition are being accepted online through 1 June 2014.

Help spread the word by telling friends and colleagues you think would want to participate in the SPE R&D Competition.

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Flow Assurance Engineer—What are our Career Expectations?

SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section Presents

Flow Assurance Engineer—What are our Career Expectations?

Presenter: Doreen Chin, PhD, PE, ASME Fellow

When: Tuesday, 15 April from 1100 to 1300 hours CDT
Where: Norris Conference Center, CityCenter • 816 Town & Country Street #210 • Houston, TX 77024
Registration Fee: SPE Member = USD 40, Nonmember = USD 50

This presentation will discuss:

  1. Flow Assurance Science vs. Flow Assurance Engineering
  2. The integrated role of Flow Assurance engineer in development projects
  3. Flow Assurance Engineering in various phases of the projects
  4. Flow Assurances Engineer – Career Expectations

Program Agenda

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

Register Today!

 

Web Events

Presenting the 2013 SPE Faculty Innovative Teaching Award

This 17 April webinar will feature three recipients of the SPE Faculty Innovative Teaching Award, David DiCarlo, Shenglai Yang, and Phaneendra Babu Kondapi, for their innovative teaching techniques and excellence.  More information »