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Hydraulic Lift: Jet Pump & Piston Pump
January 13, 2015 at 9:30 AM EST, 8:30 AM CST, 7:30 AM MST, 6:30 AM PST
(90 minutes)
 
This is the sixth in a series of eight webinars on Artificial Lift. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
Upgrading Crude Oil Separators and Systems for Mature Oil Fields
January 14, 2015 at 12:30 PM EST, 11:30 AM CST, 10:30 AM MST, 9:30 AM 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 presentation considers original end of field life design constraints on crude oil separators and in a logical progression illustrates how hidden capacity in a separator can be identified and used to upgrade the separator, both by maximizing the use of available volume in the separator and also by the use of upgraded process internals.

The presentation also describes the methods available for installing upgraded internals covering clamp type internals through to full vessel modification including fitting of new process nozzles.
Developing an Advanced Safety Culture – Non-Compliance and the Just and Fair Culture
January 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM EST, 9:00 AM CST, 8:00 AM MST, 7:00 AM PST
(60 minutes)
 
Recent analyses of major incidents, both within and outside the Oil and Gas industry, have highlighted the crucial role played by the safety culture of organizations.

This presentation outlines the different levels of culture and describes how an organization can progress up the ladder, in terms related to the development of safety management systems.

The presentation will also describe a new approach that meets the requirement for advanced safety cultures that they be Just and Fair, and be seen so by all parties, without allowing individuals to get away with reckless violations while recognizing that people often find themselves working in an environment where procedural non-compliance represents a way to achieve performance.
Target, Havex, Shamoon, Night Dragon: How Cyber Espionage Impacts the Oil and Gas Industry and How You Can Make a Difference
January 28, 2015 at 9:30 AM EST, 8:30 AM CST, 7:30 AM MST, 6:30 AM PST
(90 minutes)
 
Could "cyber espionage" impact digital oilfield operations? Could you be part of the solution? During this session we will review recent cyber campaigns and how and why cyber adversaries have their sights set not only IT systems, but also engineering systems, control systems and industrial devices of some of the largest companies in the world, including manufacturing and energy. We will also discuss how everyone -- engineers, scientists, IT personnel and executives in the energy industry can collaboratively combat the cyber adversaries that threaten the future of our global digital oilfields.
Global Decommissioning - Doing it Different!
February 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST, 12:00 PM CST, 11:00 AM MST, 10:00 AM PST
(60 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.

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.
What You Need to Know about Metering: Selection, Calibration, Accuracy and Application in the Field
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. Del Major is a Liquids Measurement Advisor at Shell and has worked on both onshore and offshore developments projects and represents Shell on a number of API Committees on Petroleum Measurement (COPM) and Measurement Quality (COMQ).
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!
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.
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”.
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.