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SPE Live Podcast: Plug and Abandonment: What's the Big Deal?

SPE Live Podcast: Plug and Abandonment: What's the Big Deal?

2 May 2024


Join us for an SPE Live on a brief introduction to the content that will be discussed at the upcoming SPE Virtual P&A Workshop. This event is intended to identify the technical and regulatory challenges our industry faces and discuss how we are tackling these now and planning for the future.

During this SPE Live, we will have industry experts engage in long term well integrity methods and challenges to securing wells during final plugging and abandonment to ensure isolation and protection to the environment. We’ll also talk about adoption of new technologies and why the industry struggles to try new things, especially in the P&A space. Come see a glimpse of the incredible presenters we will have in the coming weeks!

Speakers: Saulo Aleluia Barcelos, P&A Advisor, Petrobras; Matteo Loizzo, Consultant

Moderator: Bart Joppe, Well Abandonment Leader at Baker Hughes

Past Episodes

Drilling Automation Roadmap with John de Wardt

29 September 2020


SPE's Paige McCown talks with John de Wardt, founder of De Wardt and Company and program manager of the Drilling System Automation Roadmap to discuss the need for an industry roadmap.

Data and AI in the Petroleum Industry with Jeff Baetz

8 September 2020


In this podcast discussion, we talk about how artificial intelligence can help the industry through the digital transformation. This transition is a priority for oil and gas companies to reduce risk while improving operational efficiency.

The Way Ahead with Jeff Spath and Jennifer Miskimins

1 September 2020


In this podcast discussion, we are talking about the way ahead for students and recent graduates in petroleum engineering.

The COVID-19 pandemic-induced oil and gas downturn has caused a lot of uncertainty for students, especially petroleum engineers. Whether they are starting their college career or looking to enter the workforce, there are many challenges ahead. We intend to address those challenges and to answer questions live from the audience.

Our guests in this episode include:

  • Jeff Spath, Professor and the Department Head of the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University
  • Jennifer Miskimins, Professor and the Department Head of the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines


See a full list of podcasts and episode descriptions.