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The SPE Board of Directors approved the 2014 International Award recipients at their recent meeting in Cartagena, Colombia. Seventeen international award committees recommended these winners to the board because of their outstanding and significant technical, professional, and service contributions to SPE and the petroleum industry. SPE President Jeff Spath will present the awards to the winners in October at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The PD2A Technical Section is presenting a workshop on Petroleum Data-Driven Analytics: Decision Making and Value Delivery, on 19–20 November 2014, at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas, USA. A training course will precede the workshop. Offered by Shahab Mohaghegh on 18 November, the course is titled Advanced Data Driven Analytics for Reservoir and Production Management of Shale Assets. Get additional information and register for these events.
Join George King on 17 June for his web event that will address the question of when refracs may be economical by examination of production data, geological factors, well layout, and frac design.
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The oil and gas E&P industry faces big challenges as it rises to meet the world’s growing energy needs. And we don’t have all the answers. For that reason, SPE is holding a Research & Development Competition specifically to encourage researchers from the basic sciences and other engineering disciplines to engage in our six Grand Challenges.
The competition is open to academia, research institutes and organizations, companies, and individual investigators. Submissions for the competition are being accepted online through 1 June 2014.
Help spread the word by telling friends and colleagues you think would want to participate in the SPE R&D Competition.
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.
2013 SPE Management and Information Technical Award
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) bestowed technical awards on members whose outstanding contributions to SPE and the petroleum industry merited special distinction. Recipients of the 2013 SPE international awards were recognized at the SPE Annual Reception and Banquet held Tuesday, 1 October at the 2013 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Andrei S. Popa, technology advisor at Chevron in Bakersfield, California, began his career at Petrom Romania in 1995. He joined Chevron in 2002 as a petroleum engineer and has progressed through various managerial roles, including subsurface team lead and i-field reservoir management program manager, to his current position. The author or coauthor of 27 technical papers and one book, Popa is serving as an SPE DL during 2013–14. Popa has received several honors, including the 2008 SPE Outstanding Young Professional Award and the 2013 SPE Western North American Region Regional Service Award. He earned a BS from the University of Ploiesti, Romania, and an MS and PhD from West Virginia University—all in petroleum and natural gas engineering.
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Tuesday, 1 October │1215–1345 │ Street Level, Great Hall Ballroom A/D │Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Event ticket purchase is required.
Production Monitoring and Control System Technologies Today and in the Future: Applications, Impacts and R&D Needs
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.
1. SPE R&D Technical Section Overview and Activities │1230–1245
Global Unconventional Resources, Hess Corporation
SPE R&D Technical Section Chairman
2. SPE R&D Committee–Update on Key Initiatives │1245–1300
Technology Fellow, Baker Hughes
SPE R&D Committee Chairman
3. Topical Luncheon Panel Session: Presentations and Discussions │1300–1330
Moderator: Cam Mathews
C-FER Fellow, C-FER Technologies
SPE R&D Technical Section Director
4. Featured Panelist Presentations/Discussion Topics:
- “Use of Production Monitoring and Control Systems for Optimization of Large Onshore Fields”
Robert J. Tester, ExxonMobil Production Company
- “Production Monitoring and Control System Use and Challenges in Shale
Kemal Farid, CEO Merrick Systems
- “Challenges for Permanent Monitoring Systems in Extreme Well Applications”
Tad Bostick, VP Reservoir Monitoring, Weatherford
5. Q&A Session/ Wrap-up │1330– 1345
6. Adjourn │1445