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 »
Register Today for R&D Study Group—Developing an Artificial Heart with Assistance from Cameron, an Oil Field Equipment Manufacturer
Speaker: John Bartos, Corporate Vice President, Development and Technology for Cameron
When: Thursday, 3 April from 1130 to 1300 hours CDT
Where: Norris Conference Center—Westchase • 9990 Richmond Ave., South Bldg., Ste. 102 • Houston, TX 77042
Registration Fee: SPE Member = USD 35, Nonmember = USD 40
In November 2010 the Texas Heart Institute contacted Cameron asking if they would participate with them from an engineering standpoint in the design and development of the next generation total artificial heart. The doctors contacted Cameron based on the fact that they have significant expertise in the design of all kinds of pumps and compressors, plus the fact that Cameron is going to be around to support it. Cameron agreed to take this on and we put together the engineering team that exists today. The engineers work on this on a voluntary basis.
Organizer: Skip Davis, Chair R&D Study Group
SPE Workshop—The Future of Data Security and Information Management
28 April–1 May 2014
London, United Kingdom │ ME London
Security of data and continuity of operations have become a growing concern as we move to increased reliance on tools, devices, remote connectivity and automation all producing larger and larger volumes of critical information and intellectual property that could be compromised. With multiple operators, standards and approaches currently under consideration, as well as many of the critical constituents not setting the same expectations on our future, this workshop will provide a forum to develop a consistent understanding on how to best secure an industry approach.
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Registration deadline is 21 April.
SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section Presents:
Total Systems Approach to Flow Assurance in an Existing System
Presenter: Lynn Frostman, Baker Hughes
When: Tuesday, 18 March from 1100 to 1300 hours CDT
Where: Norris Conference Center • 816 Town & Country Street #210 • Houston, TX 77024
Registration Fee: SPE Member = USD 40, Nonmember = USD 50
This overview presentation will cover a holistic approach to analyzing and mitigating flow assurance concerns in existing fields. The program will consider an example offshore system from reservoir to sales point, and present a “Flow Assurance 101″ primer. Specific attention will be given to the inter-relationships of the flow assurance risks and the impact of mitigation strategies on the total system.
1100–1130—Registration and Networking
1200–1300—Presentation and Q&A
27–29 May 2014
Quito, Ecuador | JW Marriott Hotel Quito
This applied technology workshop highlights state-of-the-art technologies and their impacting role on social responsibility strategies in extremely sensitive environments (ESE). This multidisciplinary workshop will deal with the most outstanding challenges and achievements in advanced Technology as they apply to Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility (HSSE SR). Social Responsibility (SR) is rapidly becoming a central part of O&G operations.
Organizations must understand and communicate SR risks to stakeholders early in the project cycle so that a foundation of trust and good communication is established with the often critical stakeholders affected by development in ESEs. Many O&G Operators have recently learned that HSSE SR issues need to be at the front of the planning train in order to establish a sustainable development plan.
This workshop intends to explore and discuss some of these key technologies, what has worked, what has not worked, and areas where future technological innovation is necessary to strengthen our social license to operate in Extremely Sensitive Environments (ESE). It will also provide an opportunity to share and learn from the field experiences of successful industry players.
Join Gene Kouba on 25 June for his web event that will discuss a modified two-parameter methodology in which the minimum droplet size that can be created from available energy along with the maximum droplet size that can survive in the flow are used to characterize the droplet size distribution. More information »
Sonia Gupta and Alison Colwell will discuss successes and challenges in determining social investment priorities, managing design and implementation, assessing social investment performance, and reporting on impact. Learn more »
SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section Special Event— Real-Time Data: Access, Analytics, and Decisions to Improve Automated Drilling Operations
When: Monday, 3 March from 1300–1700
Where: Omni Hotel, Ballrooms 1–4, Fort Worth, Texas
Note: To register for the Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section Special Event, you must first register for the 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition.
Title: “Real-Time Data: Access, Analytics, and Decisions to Improve Automated Drilling Operations”
If we can: easily access reliable, standardized operational and control data in real-time at the wellsite; easily share data across disciplines and even among companies; shrink the learning curve by using analytics on real-time data to make decisions, could we automate and improve drilling operations?
Format: Presentations and panel debate moderated by Eric van Oort, B.J. Lancaster Professor in Petroleum Engineering, University of Texas.
- Benjamin Mann, Ayasdi Gov’t Services
- Mike Loudermilk, Lime Rock Resources
- Brett Borland, ConocoPhillips
- Shahab Mohaghegh, West Virginia University – Petroleum Data-Driven Analytics Technical
- Richard Logan, Halliburton
- Terry Loftis, Transocean
- Robello Samuel, Halliburton Fellow – Digital Energy Technical Section
DSATS Coffee Break : 1500–1530
Reception immediately following sponsored by SAS.
Join John Walsh on 10 June for a webinar discussing the fundamentals of water soluble organics and chemical and mechanical methods for their removal. Recently discovered characteristics of water soluble organics will be presented. Learn more »
Daniel Moos will review the history of application of geomechanics to wellbore design, discuss the sources of data required to reduce uncertainties, ways in which to recognize the causes of instabilities to allow appropriate remediation, and the pros and cons of various models currently in use within the oilfield. More information »