Technical Director’s Notes: Productions and Operations

Welcome to Production and Operations (P&O). I am honored to serve as your SPE 2013–2015 Technical Director for the P&O discipline. I have spent 20 years of my career doing all aspects of production engineering around the globe and as Technical Director have the responsibility for ensuring that P&O has quality coverage across SPE meetings, publications, and member services programs. I am also looking for new events, programs, and training that will meet the needs of SPE members with interest in the P&O topics.

 

Embedding Sustainability Into Operations, 21 January

The increasing demand for production of oil and gas continues and for sustainability purposes, basic sustainability principles should be considered for the future of our industry.

 

New Technical Section—Water Management and Handling

SPE has formed a new Technical Section to give members the opportunity to focus on water-related issues in the upstream oil and gas industry. The objective of this community is to expedite, facilitate, and provide a forum for discussion and cooperation on water handling and management.

 

New SPE Web Event on Sustainability, 12 November

Attend this 90-minute webinar moderated by Melanie Brooke-Lander and presented by David Hollas and Carmen Santamaria. The topic is “A Sustainability Perspective on the Real-World Environmental Impacts, Solutions, and Best Practices Across the Stages of the E&P Lifecycle—From Seismic Acquisition to Abandonment.”

 

Keep your SPE membership producing for you

From conferences and training courses to publications and online communities, SPE provides oil and gas professionals with the knowledge and resources required for successful E&P careers. Renew today to continue enjoying the many benefits of your SPE membership, including your Journal of Petroleum Technology subscription.

 

SPE Water Lifecycle Workshop

Water management is a hot topic in the petroleum industry, impacting many operational aspects from access and resource protection to production and treatment. This workshop will touch upon all aspects of the operation with special consideration to a holistic approach in water management and conservation.

 

Join us for a 90-minute webinar on Deliquification of Horizontal Wells, 30 October

Discussions by Scott Campbell, Rajan Chokshi, Bill Lane, and Stephan Turk will begin with applications of horizontal distribution, liquid loading, and more.

 

R&D Technical Section Topical Luncheon Panel Session at ATCE

The SPE Research and Development Technical Section will host a special topical luncheon to facilitate focused dialogue on Production Monitoring and Control System Technologies. In a series of informative and thought provoking presentations, a panel of industry experts will discuss current uses and future opportunities for these technologies as well as outline the various R&D challenges and needs that must be addressed to overcome their present limitations. A panel question and answer session will follow the presentations.

 

R&D Technical Section Dinner at ATCE

This event will feature a presentation about technology development and the need for more radical innovation to meet the future challenges in the oil and gas industry.

 

Wellbore Positioning Technical Section Topical Luncheon at ATCE

The risk involved with well position calculations can often be seen as difficult to quantify. This luncheon will look at some Best Practices that can improve the odds of success, including paying attention to magnetization of your drilling motors and BHA components.

 
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