Program Focuses on Subsea in New YP European Technical Series

A program titled “The Subsea Story: Adventures from the Deep,” was slated for 10 June in Oslo, Norway, as part of the SPE Young Professional (YP) Technical Series. The agenda focused on technical development topics in the subsea oil and gas industry, ranging from subsea processing to recovery workovers from subsea wells. Included on the agenda was a tour of an FMC Technologies facility to provide a close-up view of subsea equipment. The SPE Oslo YP organization facilitated the event with YP groups of the SPE Aberdeen, London, and Netherlands sections.

The event follows the successful inauguration of the YP European Technical Series with a seminar, “Carbon Capture and Storage—Are We There Yet?”, held on 25 March in London. The third session in the technical series, “Economics and Decision-Making in the E&P Industry,” is scheduled for 7 October in Amsterdam.

In establishing the series, participating sections are taking advantage of knowledge and expertise within each YP committee to raise the technical standard and appeal of topical events.  In addition, the various YP committees are able to pool resources for logistics, promotion, speakers/expertise, and sponsorship.

“The European Technical Series is an excellent example of how our community works together, across borders, to provide the highest quality technical development,” said Melissa Schultea, SPE young member program manager. “I hope that other YP committees are encouraged to support this effort and do the same in other regions.”

Already, the Joint Technical Organizing Committee for the series is discussing the 2012 program and welcomes ideas from any European YP committee wishing to participate. For information, contact Liesbeth Zwart, SPE Netherlands; Goril Tjetland, SPE Oslo; Sankesh Sundareshwar, SPE Aberdeen; or Stephen Howell, SPE London.