SPE Technology Updates

Industry and Society news grouped by SPE technical discipline

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Director’s Note

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I am truly honored to serve on the SPE International Board of Directors as the Production and Facilities Technical Director.

As announced in the SPE website, the SPE Board of Directors has realigned the Production and Operations (P&O) and Projects, Facilities, and Construction (PFC) under one technical director. SPE members will not experience any changes to existing programs or resources. The P&O and PFC disciplines’ “identities” remain unaltered. Continue reading

Operational Flow Assurance

The presentation will cover the analysis and interpretation of operational data to understand causes of flow assurance issues and to evaluate options for recovery.

Some principles, a number of practicalities, and several examples will be covered.

The session will be of benefit both to those already in operations roles, and to those who are involved in designing new systems.

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New Online Format: Oil and Gas Facilities Magazine

The Oil and Gas Facilities magazine (OGF) is now a digital publication with a new look and feel. The redesigned site allows for more regular content and social engagement.

OGF will continue to focus on projects, facilities, and construction content including your favorite departments and staff-written features.

Best of all, it’s free to all members. Check out the online Oil and Gas Facilities magazine and sign up for the eNewsletter today.

And don’t forget to share your favorite content on social media!

“Assessing the Processes, Tools, and Value of Sharing & Learning from Offshore E&P Safety-Related Data” (SPE-182847-TR)

This report was written by a steering committee of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Industry input was obtained from a summit held April 2016 in Houston as well as members from SPE online communities. This Technical Report is based on discussions and conclusions from the summit and is intended to provide guidance on an industry-wide safety management data sharing program. The overall objective of the effort is to: a) eliminate or reduce risk of harm through industry sharing of data, b) to generate information that builds knowledge, understanding and ownership, and c) to disseminate recommended corrective actions to prevent a re-occurrence. It was approved by the SPE Board of Directors in September 2016.

Webinar: An Overview of Multistage Completion Systems for Hydraulic Fracturing

Shales and other low-permeability formations require multistage completions, hydraulic fracturing, and horizontal wells to produce at economic rates. This webinar focuses on the multistage completion systems that are used in these applications, including plug-and-perf, ball-activated systems (frac sleeves), and coiled tubing-activated systems (annular fracturing). Learn the different types of wellbore completion options and how they compare in different applications. Join W. Aaron Burton on 3 November at 1000 Central Time.

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Webinar: Drillbotics

SPE’s Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section created an international university competition to encourage the development of new drilling algorithms and to get more young people involved in drilling. This webinar describes the contest, what skill sets are necessary to successfully compete, and what types of innovative features are likely to emerge from this exciting competition. Join us on 26 October at 0830 Central Time.The winning team receives travel expenses to present their results at the next Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

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Webinar: Revolutionizing the Way Women Work Together

Anne Litwin presents “Revolutionizing the Way Women Work Together” on 20 October at 0830 Central Time. In this webinar, Litwin reveals startling paradoxes that spur misunderstandings, conflict, and between women on the job, along with structural issues that can make it difficult for women to feel valued or supported. Learn powerful solutions and tools for ways male and female leaders can create work environments that truly value the contributions of both women and men.

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Webinar: Health Management Contract Guidelines for Clients and Contractors

This webinar is intended to inform professionals who either manage health contracts or who have responsibilities in supporting contracts of this nature (Procurement, HSE professionals, etc.) that in the workplace, an effective health management system requires active and positive collaboration between operators and contractors. Join industry experts on 19 October at 0830 Central Time as they discuss this topic.

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Webinar: How to Write a Good Technical Paper

“How to Write a Good Technical Paper” will be the topic of this live webinar on 18 October at 0900 Central Time, presented by Byron Haynes, Jr.

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