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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?’
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)
 
Drilling depleted or weak zones has always been a challenge; with typical problems associated while drilling these types of intervals being lost circulation, stuck pipe and wellbore instability resulting in significant and expensive non-productive time (NPT) and costly remediation operations.

A new approach is an integrated one that combines the planning and testing, products and systems, implementation and maintenance, and monitoring and reporting on their success of Wellbore Strengthening (WBS) solutions. This approach will be reviewed along with the accompanying technologies for WBS.
An Insight to Current Flow Assurance Technologies
March 26, 2015 at 9:30 AM EDT, 8:30 AM CDT, 7:30 AM MDT, 6:30 AM PDT
(90 minutes)
 
The Flow Assurance Technical Section presents this web event on how the challenges of subsea developments are exponentially increasing as we go not only deeper but also further into sea. This presentation will give an overview on some significant flow assurance challenges and various state-of-the art flow assurance technologies.
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.
Addressing Infectious Diseases in Oil and Gas Workplace: Ebola Preparedness and Response Key Learnings
April 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM EDT, 10:00 AM CDT, 9:00 AM MDT, 8:00 AM PDT
(90 minutes)
 
Please click to find out more about the program.
Well Plug and Abandonment
April 8, 2015 at 9:30 AM EDT, 8:30 AM CDT, 7:30 AM MDT, 6:30 AM PDT
(90 minutes)
 
More information coming soon!
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.
Development of Mature Oil Fields: Enhanced Oil Recovery Option - AM
May 20, 2015 at 9:00 AM EDT, 8:00 AM CDT, 7:00 AM MDT, 6:00 AM PDT
(60 minutes)
 
With the severe decrease in the possibility of discovering new giant oil fields, mature fields become critically important for meeting future oil demands. Special attention is required for identifying the proper diagnostic techniques to determine the reason for and the location of the unrecovered oil and prudential development and reservoir management techniques for economically viable re-development applications. In this presentation, after the definition of a mature oil field, the different aspects of mature field development are outlined.
Development of Mature Oil Fields: Enhanced Oil Recovery Option - PM
May 20, 2015 at 8:00 PM EDT, 7:00 PM CDT, 6:00 PM MDT, 5:00 PM PDT
(60 minutes)
 
With the severe decrease in the possibility of discovering new giant oil fields, mature fields become critically important for meeting future oil demands. Special attention is required for identifying the proper diagnostic techniques to determine the reason for and the location of the unrecovered oil and prudential development and reservoir management techniques for economically viable re-development applications. In this presentation, after the definition of a mature oil field, the different aspects of mature field development are outlined.
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.