SPE Technology Updates

Industry and Society news grouped by SPE technical discipline

Webinar: Conscious Inclusion

Conscious Inclusion is both a mindset and a skill set. Within a consciously inclusive environment, individuals proactively and intentionally seek, identify, and seize opportunities to leverage organizational diversity. Conscious Inclusion helps us check our cultural blind spots as we drive toward organizational goals. (Culture, in this context, references a range of dimensions, from gender to work style.)
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Webinar: Digital technologies – opportunities in the E&P sector

This presentation explores the opportunities for digital applications in the E&P sector with some practical examples. It will also discuss the practical challenges that E&P firms need to address in order to unlock the full value of digital technologies. And lastly we’ll revisit the lessons learned and best practices collected from DOF experience.
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Webinar: Gas to Power: Natural Gas and LNG Alternatives

Natural gas continues to be the fuel of choice for the power and industrial sectors in many parts of the world, in part, because of its lower carbon intensity compared with coal and oil. Today, power generation is the primary use of natural gas in most emerging markets but there is a significant unmet demand for electricity worldwide. Natural gas can be a replacement fuel to coal, fuel oil and other fossil fuel in thermal power plants and therefore the gas price in many parts of the world is indexed to available alternative fuel with transportation cost added.
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Webinar: DRY HOLE ANALYSIS: What I have Learnt about the Upstream Petroleum Industry from my Failures

Originally aimed at Young Petroleum Professionals, the concepts have been expanded to help all professionals see the industry as a business.  As well as uncovering technical findings from failures, we can also find out a great deal about the industry that will help working in it become more rewarding and exciting!
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Webinar: Verifying Performance and Capability of New Technology for Surface and Subsea Facilities

This lecture summarizes the required steps involved in qualifying technology and how to keep track of technology development through the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) ranking system. In addition, some of the pitfalls in executing a TQP program are identified and discussed with emphasis on both component and system testing. Examples are given to illustrate the danger in taking shortcuts when executing the qualification plan.
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