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The Three C's of Offshore Decommissioning
February 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST, 12:00 PM CST, 11:00 AM MST, 10:00 AM PST
(60 minutes)
 
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How do you go about decommissioning three interconnected offshore platforms in the UK North Sea, comprising almost 100,000 tonnes of topsides and 40,000 tonnes of jackets, together with abandoning over 100 wells and hundreds of kilometers of pipelines?

Carefully, and unless you want to break the bank; differently!

There are three important “C’s” to consider; Compliance, Collaboration and Contracting.
Reservoir Performance Aspects of Light-Tight Oil Reservoir Systems
February 4, 2015 at 9:30 AM EST, 8:30 AM CST, 7:30 AM MST, 6:30 AM PST
(90 minutes)
 
Join us for this SPE Unconventional Resources Webinar Series. This is the second of six webinars on different unconventional reservoir topics. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
PF&C Spring Series Session I: What you need to know about Attaining and Maintaining Accurate Fiscal and Allocation
February 4, 2015 at 5:30 PM EST, 4:30 PM CST, 3:30 PM MST, 2:30 PM PST
(90 minutes)
 
You may not be able to make it to the presentation in Houston, TX, but there's no reason we can't bring it to you. By registering for this session, you can listen to the speaker live and watch the slides broadcast from the presentation without leaving your desk...all for FREE.

This session covers fiscal and allocation metering and will address meter selection criteria, installation effects, calibration, shrinkage/flash and diagnostics and troubleshooting.

This is the first in the four part PF&C Spring Series. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
Plunger Lift and Capillary Deliquification
February 10, 2015 at 9:30 AM EST, 8:30 AM CST, 7:30 AM MST, 6:30 AM PST
(90 minutes)
 
This is the seventh in a series of eight webinars on Artificial Lift. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
Numerical Modeling of Unconventional Reservoir Systems
February 11, 2015 at 9:30 AM EST, 8:30 AM CST, 7:30 AM MST, 6:30 AM PST
(90 minutes)
 
Join us for this SPE Unconventional Resources Webinar Series. This is the third of six webinars on different unconventional reservoir topics. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
PF&C Spring Series Session II: Crude and Refined Product Metering - Meter Selection for Loading/ Unloading Applications and Meter Proving
February 11, 2015 at 5:30 PM EST, 4:30 PM CST, 3:30 PM MST, 2:30 PM PST
(90 minutes)
 
You may not be able to make it to the presentation in Houston, TX, but there's no reason we can't bring it to you. By registering for this session, you can listen to the speaker live and watch the slides broadcast from the presentation without leaving your desk...all for FREE.

The basic operating principles of four metering technologies: Positive Displacement (PD) Meters, Coriolis Mass Meters, Turbine Meters, and Ultrasonics will be discussed and the application range of each one of these technologies in terms of viscosity and flow rate will be covered.

This is the second in the four part PF&C Spring Series. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
Shale Formation Re-Fracturing; Why do it, What is Needed and How?
February 17, 2015 at 9:30 AM EST, 8:30 AM CST, 7:30 AM MST, 6:30 AM PST
(90 minutes)
 
Multi-fractured horizontal wells in Shale plays exhibit, sometimes dramatic, performance decline due to deterioration in completion efficiency. In order to overcome the reduced effective fracture dimensions, it is necessary to evaluate the performance of the multi-fractured horizontal wells and its remaining potential and the impact of re-fracturing.

In this webinar we discuss an analog model, developed from a statistically significant dataset of over 80 wells in the Haynesville Shale, for estimating the economic value, the potential uplift and the minimum threshold volume required. We also discuss methods to achieve this potential including implementation. Some of these points were presented by Jacobs7 in a JPT article.
Perforating for Inflow Performance in Natural Completions
February 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM EST, 9:00 AM CST, 8:00 AM MST, 7:00 AM PST
(60 minutes)
 
Delivering well performance in tighter and more marginal reservoirs requires a greater degree of focus on the interface between the well bore and the reservoir. Conventional perforated wells still represent a majority of completions and optimizing the perforating by applying both relevant perforating technology and modeling can provide significant gains in both NPV and ultimate recovery and in some cases project cost. There have been significant changes in the way we measure and model charge and gun performance in recent years. This combined with several new technologies becoming available have made the process of perforating optimization both more valid and more useful.

To take away - Technology and modeling tools now make it possible to identify the optimum perforating scheme. Take advantage of the new modeling tools, methods of measuring perforator performance and the latest perforating technology to make perforations deliver.
Performance-Based Reservoir Characterization of Unconventional Reservoir Systems
February 18, 2015 at 9:30 AM EST, 8:30 AM CST, 7:30 AM MST, 6:30 AM PST
(90 minutes)
 
Join us for this SPE Unconventional Resources Webinar Series. This is the fourth of six webinars on different unconventional reservoir topics. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
PF&C Spring Series Session III: Challenges and Solutions in Multiphase Flow Measurement; for onshore, offshore and subsea applications
February 18, 2015 at 5:30 PM EST, 4:30 PM CST, 3:30 PM MST, 2:30 PM PST
(90 minutes)
 
You may not be able to make it to the presentation in Houston, TX, but there's no reason we can't bring it to you. By registering for this session, you can listen to the speaker live and watch the slides broadcast from the presentation without leaving your desk...all for FREE.

This presentation will discuss some of the applications where multiphase meters are currently used, what challenges are commonly seen, and how the use of multiphase meters can effectively be used for these complex scenarios. The current status of multiphase meters will be covered, and examples of applications successfully (and not so successfully) uses of multiphase meters in real life applications will be presented.

This is the third in the four part PF&C Spring Series. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
Analytical and Semi-Analytical Modeling of Unconventional Reservoir Systems
February 25, 2015 at 9:30 AM EST, 8:30 AM CST, 7:30 AM MST, 6:30 AM PST
(90 minutes)
 
Join us for this SPE Unconventional Resources Webinar Series. This is the fifth of six webinars on different unconventional reservoir topics. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
PF&C Spring Series Session IV: An In Depth Comparison of Four Gas Measurement Technologies; Orifice, Turbine, Ultrasonic and Coriolis
February 25, 2015 at 5:30 PM EST, 4:30 PM CST, 3:30 PM MST, 2:30 PM PST
(90 minutes)
 
You may not be able to make it to the presentation in Houston, TX, but there's no reason we can't bring it to you. By registering for this session, you can listen to the speaker live and watch the slides broadcast from the presentation without leaving your desk...all for FREE.

The aim of this presentation is to address meter selection and provide pointers to assist engineers within the four major categories listed inside.

This is the final event in the four part PF&C Spring Series. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
Application Fiber Optic Technology for Well and Reservoir Management
February 26, 2015 at 9:30 AM EST, 8:30 AM CST, 7:30 AM MST, 6:30 AM PST
(90 minutes)
 
Fiber Optic (FO) technology is quite unique for diagnostic evaluation of wells as the fiber can be used in multiple ways. Initially, application of fiber for in-well technology concentrated on temperature profiling. This limited its application to processes with strong thermal signatures. More recently the use of fiber for acoustics and strain measurements has expanded the applicability of distributed fiber sensing to other areas of data acquisition and well management.
Best Practices --- Reserves Estimation for Unconventional Reservoir Systems
March 2, 2015 at 9:30 AM EST, 8:30 AM CST, 7:30 AM MST, 6:30 AM PST
(90 minutes)
 
Join us for this SPE Unconventional Resources Webinar Series. This is the last of six webinars on different unconventional reservoir topics. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
Scrubber Design for Gas-Liquid Separation: A Holistic Approach
March 3, 2015 at 9:30 AM EST, 8:30 AM CST, 7:30 AM MST, 6:30 AM PST
(90 minutes)
 
Scrubber design is not a simple matter of selecting whatever demisting technology you want and applying a K-factor. First the required separation performance must be determined based on the service. Then scrubber design starts upstream with the inlet piping sizing, components (valves, etc.) and routing. Proper inlet design ensures a stable flow regime, low entrainment of liquid into the gas due to shearing, and prevents swirling flow from entering the scrubber. A low shear inlet distributor is necessary to minimize shearing of large droplets into smaller harder to separate droplets and to provide adequate distribution into the vessel. The scrubber design should also account for proper disengaging space for bulk liquid separation (gravity separation) and flow distribution between internal elements.
Production Optimization for Artificial Lift
March 3, 2015 at 9:30 AM EST, 8:30 AM CST, 7:30 AM MST, 6:30 AM PST
(90 minutes)
 
This is the last in a series of eight webinars on Artificial Lift. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
Unconventional Frac Jobs for Unconventional Reservoirs – What Should You Be Concerned About? - AM
March 4, 2015 at 9:00 AM EST, 8:00 AM CST, 7:00 AM MST, 6:00 AM PST
(60 minutes)
 
Unconventional reservoirs are just that – unconventional. Extrapolation of techniques that have been used for decades in conventional reservoirs to unconventional reservoirs is dangerous and can prevent further development by providing poor results and turning funding away to “safer” areas. In order to avoid such misapplications, unconventional reservoirs call for unconventional thought processes. In no place is this more evident than in the area of hydraulic fracturing, where an entirely different mindset has to be developed, not just for unconventional reservoirs in general, but specifically for each individual type of unconventional reservoir including shale gas, tight gas, and low permeability oil.

This presentation reviews these changing perspectives and design considerations. The main “take-away” from this lecture is that unconventional reservoirs have requirements very different and distinct from conventional reservoirs and that we can improve our designs by considering these unique requirements and “thinking unconventionally”.
Unconventional Frac Jobs for Unconventional Reservoirs – What Should You Be Concerned About? - PM
March 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM EST, 7:00 PM CST, 6:00 PM MST, 5:00 PM PST
(60 minutes)
 
Unconventional reservoirs are just that – unconventional. Extrapolation of techniques that have been used for decades in conventional reservoirs to unconventional reservoirs is dangerous and can prevent further development by providing poor results and turning funding away to “safer” areas. In order to avoid such misapplications, unconventional reservoirs call for unconventional thought processes. In no place is this more evident than in the area of hydraulic fracturing, where an entirely different mindset has to be developed, not just for unconventional reservoirs in general, but specifically for each individual type of unconventional reservoir including shale gas, tight gas, and low permeability oil.

This presentation reviews these changing perspectives and design considerations. The main “take-away” from this lecture is that unconventional reservoirs have requirements very different and distinct from conventional reservoirs and that we can improve our designs by considering these unique requirements and “thinking unconventionally”.
Safety Culture Before and After Bhopal
March 11, 2015 at 9:30 AM EDT, 8:30 AM CDT, 7:30 AM MDT, 6:30 AM PDT
(90 minutes)
 
The deadliest industrial accident in human history occurred on Dec 3, 1983. A chemical release in Bhopal, India killed thousands. A lax safety culture contributed to the accident and to the extreme consequences of the accident.

This webinar will tackle some challenging questions such as – ‘How is safety culture different today?’ and ‘What impact did Bhopal have?’ ‘Did it have more impact on design or on operations?’
Addressing Infectious Diseases in Oil and Gas Workplace
March 23, 2015 at 9:30 AM EDT, 8:30 AM CDT, 7:30 AM MDT, 6:30 AM PDT
(90 minutes)
 
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How to Write a Technical Paper
March 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM EDT, 9:00 AM CDT, 8:00 AM MDT, 7:00 AM PDT
(90 minutes)
 
In an effort to assist authors submit their best papers to conferences and journals, SPE is offering a web event hosted by SPE member Byron Haynes, Jr. P.E. on How to Write a Good Technical Paper.

In this presentation Byron will cover both basics and some more advanced methods for authors. Post presentation Byron will field questions from participants.
Wellbore Stability and Strengthening
March 25, 2015 at 9:30 AM EDT, 8:30 AM CDT, 7:30 AM MDT, 6:30 AM PDT
(90 minutes)
 
More information coming soon!
What About HSSE? – Why Early Inclusion of HSSE Into Enterprise Resource Planning Efforts Makes Sense
March 31, 2015 at 9:30 AM EDT, 8:30 AM CDT, 7:30 AM MDT, 6:30 AM PDT
(90 minutes)
 
Ideally, enterprise resource planning (ERP) efforts would include health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) in scope. So why don’t they?

The presentation will show why HSSE should be included in ERP efforts, discuss the value consequences of not including HSSE, and suggestions on how to make the business case for why HSSE should be included in scope from Day One.
Unconventional Completions - A Paradigm Shift - AM
April 16, 2015 at 9:00 AM EDT, 8:00 AM CDT, 7:00 AM MDT, 6:00 AM PDT
(60 minutes)
 
The approach to the development of unconventional resource, in North America, was one that was born out of the marriage of horizontal wells with hydraulic fracturing; and while highly successful it was developed and applied with few options/capabilities available for the lower completion design.

This presentation, makes the case, that a number of the relatively recent advances in the available Lower Completion technology, will allow the Industry to achieve this “holy-grail”. In addition, the presentation will demonstrate that the application of such new approaches can result in far better efficiency of the fracturing process and result in a higher success rate, with less environmental impact and improved economics.
Unconventional Completions - A Paradigm Shift - PM
April 16, 2015 at 8:00 PM EDT, 7:00 PM CDT, 6:00 PM MDT, 5:00 PM PDT
(60 minutes)
 
The approach to the development of unconventional resource, in North America, was one that was born out of the marriage of horizontal wells with hydraulic fracturing; and while highly successful it was developed and applied with few options/capabilities available for the lower completion design.

This presentation, makes the case, that a number of the relatively recent advances in the available Lower Completion technology, will allow the Industry to achieve this “holy-grail”. In addition, the presentation will demonstrate that the application of such new approaches can result in far better efficiency of the fracturing process and result in a higher success rate, with less environmental impact and improved economics.
An Agenda for the Lull: Coping Successfully in These Volatile Times
April 21, 2015 at 12:30 PM EDT, 11:30 AM CDT, 10:30 AM MDT, 9:30 AM PDT
(90 minutes)
 
You may not be able to make it to the presentation in Houston, TX, but there's no reason we can't bring it to you. By registering for this session, you can listen to the speaker live and watch the slides broadcast from the presentation without leaving your desk...all for FREE.

It wasn’t but a few months ago that we discussed the dire situation the oil and gas industry finds itself in. However, high oil prices cushioned the effect of poor practices and muffled the hearing of the industry! What a difference a few months make!

This talk will draw upon the vast Independent Project Analysis, Inc. (IPA) database of capital projects and lessons learned to present an agenda for the lull. Specifically, we will discuss the things businesses should be doing right now that will make their companies emerge stronger from this crisis.
Managing Employee Fatigue Through A Fatigue Risk Management Plan
April 22, 2015 at 9:30 AM EDT, 8:30 AM CDT, 7:30 AM MDT, 6:30 AM PDT
(90 minutes)
 
This web event will cover the essential components of a Fatigue Risk Management Plan, the first steps to implement a Fatigue Risk Management Plan and a case study on measuring fatigue risk exposure in an operational setting.
Selective Water-Reduction Systems: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? - AM
August 17, 2015 at 9:00 AM EDT, 8:00 AM CDT, 7:00 AM MDT, 6:00 AM PDT
(60 minutes)
 
Selective water-reduction systems (also known as relative permeability modifiers or disproportionate permeability modifiers) with consistent, sustained performance have been pursued by the oil and gas industry for many years.

This presentation discusses the mechanisms of selective water-reduction systems, case histories for both water reduction and alternate applications, and how this class of compounds and their applications could potentially be improved for increased success in the future. The intended take home message from this talk is that selective systems DO work and are showing great promise for other oilfield operations.
Selective Water-Reduction Systems: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? - PM
August 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM EDT, 7:00 PM CDT, 6:00 PM MDT, 5:00 PM PDT
(60 minutes)
 
Selective water-reduction systems (also known as relative permeability modifiers or disproportionate permeability modifiers) with consistent, sustained performance have been pursued by the oil and gas industry for many years.

This presentation discusses the mechanisms of selective water-reduction systems, case histories for both water reduction and alternate applications, and how this class of compounds and their applications could potentially be improved for increased success in the future. The intended take home message from this talk is that selective systems DO work and are showing great promise for other oilfield operations.