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Reciprocating Rod Lift (RRL)
September 23, 2014 at 9:30 AM EDT, 8:30 AM CDT, 7:30 AM MDT, 6:30 AM PDT
(90 minutes)
 
This is the second in a series of eight webinars on Artificial Lift. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
EPA Subpart Quad O - Opportunities, Technologies and Solutions for Vent Gas Management in Upstream Oil and Gas Operations
September 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT, 12:00 PM CDT, 11:00 AM MDT, 10:00 AM PDT
(105 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.

A new federal air quality rule governing midstream and upstream activity is in effect. The rule, also known by its more formal citation 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart OOOO, or ‘New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) Subpart Quad O’ contains new regulations and revisions to existing statutes. This rule will have a major impact on how the Oil and Gas industry has been operating regarding waste gas emissions.

Reverberations will be felt across the industry by these more stringent rules governing upstream exploration and production segment as well as the midstream segment.

This talk will be on opportunities, solutions and techniques in Vent Gas Management. Also a chance to ask tough questions to an Ex-Regulator and get straight answers.
Introduction to Integrated Production Modeling and Case Histories
September 24, 2014 at 9:30 AM EDT, 8:30 AM CDT, 7:30 AM MDT, 6:30 AM PDT
(90 minutes)
 
The main objectives of modeling flows of production fluids in wells, pipelines and risers are: to predict the pressure drops, the phase distributions, the potential for unsteady phase delivery (commonly referred to as slugging) and the thermal characteristics of the system.

These objectives arise from the requirement to design production systems which avoid the flow assurance problems, bottlenecking, increased pressure restriction problems and ensure delivery of production targets.

The key point from Integrated Production Modeling is that we eliminate fix boundary conditions as we can from the interconnected components, e.g. we don’t control by a fix rate, a fixed BHP, or fixed THP, but through a common sink constraint and other boundary conditions are dynamically calculated.

This webinar will provide an Introduction to Integrated Production Modeling.
How to Strengthen and Stabilize the Wellbore During Drilling Operations - AM
September 30, 2014 at 9:00 AM EDT, 8:00 AM CDT, 7:00 AM MDT, 6:00 AM PDT
(60 minutes)
 
Loss of drilling fluid to the formation is one of the costliest problems that drillers face during well construction. Until recently, the primary method used to control losses involved incorporating materials in the fluid or in pills to bridge or plug the loss zone. Current technology enables a more comprehensive -- and more effective -- approach that includes this remediative method but gives greater emphasis to preventing lost circulation.
How to Strengthen and Stabilize the Wellbore During Drilling Operations - PM
September 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM EDT, 7:00 PM CDT, 6:00 PM MDT, 5:00 PM PDT
(60 minutes)
 
Loss of drilling fluid to the formation is one of the costliest problems that drillers face during well construction. Until recently, the primary method used to control losses involved incorporating materials in the fluid or in pills to bridge or plug the loss zone. Current technology enables a more comprehensive -- and more effective -- approach that includes this remediative method but gives greater emphasis to preventing lost circulation.
Reservoir Surveillance of Mature Floods Using Streamline-based Workflows
October 2, 2014 at 9:30 AM EDT, 8:30 AM CDT, 7:30 AM MDT, 6:30 AM PDT
(90 minutes)
 
Streamline-based flow simulation has traditionally been viewed as a modeling approach that is complementary to other flow simulation methods. However, streamlines are also ideally suited to the much more common application of reservoir surveillance of mature floods. Because the streamline paths themselves yield well drainage regions and well-pair allocation factors, engineers can reduce complex production data down to the pattern level in a robust and physics-based manner.

This webinar will begin with some fundamentals of streamline simulation and surveillance. We will also discuss the minimum amount of data needed to build a surveillance model and how to interpret novel streamline-based surveillance metrics.
CSB report on Deepwater Horizon BOP
October 7, 2014 at 9:30 AM EDT, 8:30 AM CDT, 7:30 AM MDT, 6:30 AM PDT
(90 minutes)
 
On June 5, 2014, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its report on the Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer. Failures in this last physical barrier preceded the Macondo explosion, fire, and ensuing oil spill. This webinar will discuss analyses contained within the technical appendices that accompanied the CSB report whereby the CSB had access to all three phases of the BOP failure analysis data. The webinar discussion will include how the incident unfolded, causes, contributing factors, and lessons to be learned.
Research Fellowship Award winners – Part 1: Fracturing Fluids, Improved Hydrocarbon Estimation and Role of Microfractures on Hydraulic Fracturing
October 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM EDT, 8:30 AM CDT, 7:30 AM MDT, 6:30 AM PDT
(90 minutes)
 
In November 2012, SPE named the six inaugural winners of the SPE Research Fellowship Award. The award provides initial seed funding to new faculty for creative research ideas and enables them to secure initial research funding to establish their network and credibility with the industry, in their field of study. It is also directed at developing and retaining faculty.

This webinar will be the first of two webinars, presenting the findings of three of the six award winners: Reza Barati, Zoya Heidari and A. Dahi-Teleghanii.
Research Fellowship Award winners – Part 2: Advances on Sparse Representation of Reservoir Properties, Fluid Characterization Methods for Steam-Solvent Co-Injection, and Full-Resolution Simulations of Multi-Scale Processes
October 15, 2014 at 9:30 AM EDT, 8:30 AM CDT, 7:30 AM MDT, 6:30 AM PDT
(90 minutes)
 
In November 2012, SPE named the six inaugural winners of the SPE Research Fellowship Award. The award provides initial seed funding to new faculty for creative research ideas and enables them to secure initial research funding to establish their network and credibility with the industry, in their field of study. It is also directed at developing and retaining faculty.

This webinar will be the second of two webinars, presenting the findings of three of the six award winners: Behnam Jafarpour, Ryosuke Okuno and Rami M. Younis.
Global Decommissioning - Doing it Different!
October 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT, 12:00 PM CDT, 11:00 AM MDT, 10:00 AM PDT
(75 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?
Assessment of Forecast Uncertainty in Mature Reservoirs - AM
October 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM EDT, 8:00 AM CDT, 7:00 AM MDT, 6:00 AM PDT
(60 minutes)
 
Modern and efficient reservoir management is imperative, given the ever-increasing demand for oil. Making the right decision on reservoir development utilizing all available data in a timely manner is the key to a successful operation.

The technical challenge is in obtaining a probabilistic description of the reservoir models. This presentation demonstrates the practicality of an approach to solve this critical problem using a real field example.
Gas-Lift
October 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM EDT, 8:30 AM CDT, 7:30 AM MDT, 6:30 AM PDT
(90 minutes)
 
This is the third in a series of eight webinars on Artificial Lift. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
Assessment of Forecast Uncertainty in Mature Reservoirs - PM
October 21, 2014 at 8:00 PM EDT, 7:00 PM CDT, 6:00 PM MDT, 5:00 PM PDT
(60 minutes)
 
Modern and efficient reservoir management is imperative, given the ever-increasing demand for oil. Making the right decision on reservoir development utilizing all available data in a timely manner is the key to a successful operation.

The technical challenge is in obtaining a probabilistic description of the reservoir models. This presentation demonstrates the practicality of an approach to solve this critical problem using a real field example.
Meeting the Challenges of Effective Occurrence Investigations
November 5, 2014 at 9:30 AM EST, 8:30 AM CST, 7:30 AM MST, 6:30 AM PST
(90 minutes)
 
Occurrences (accidents and incidents), whether they take place in the transportation industry, health care settings or in highly industrialized plants, occur regularly and all too frequently, sometimes with fatal and disastrous results. Occurrences place a great burden on organizations, their workers, and at times the general public. They are very costly both in personal and financial terms, as are the investigations into the causes of these occurrences in terms of time and money.

Drawing on hard experience gained by conducting systematic safety investigations in a variety of industrial settings, the webinar will address the challenges organizations face when confronted by the need to conduct a safety investigation.
Unlocking Ten Trillion Barrels of Global Oil Shale Resources; The State of the Industry - AM
November 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM EST, 9:00 AM CST, 8:00 AM MST, 7:00 AM PST
(60 minutes)
 
The development of global oil shale resources has regained significant attention around the world in the past few years. Several factors have contributed to this, including high oil prices, emerging recovery technologies, increasing world demand for liquid hydrocarbons, and the continued decline in U.S. conventional oil production.

A comprehensive analysis has been completed to address these issues and assess the commercial viability of this resource in the United States and around the world.
Unlocking Ten Trillion Barrels of Global Oil Shale Resources; The State of the Industry - PM
November 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM EST, 5:00 PM CST, 4:00 PM MST, 3:00 PM PST
(60 minutes)
 
The development of global oil shale resources has regained significant attention around the world in the past few years. Several factors have contributed to this, including high oil prices, emerging recovery technologies, increasing world demand for liquid hydrocarbons, and the continued decline in U.S. conventional oil production.

A comprehensive analysis has been completed to address these issues and assess the commercial viability of this resource in the United States and around the world.
Human Factors in Drilling: Are there practical tools for use at the wellsite?
November 12, 2014 at 9:30 AM EST, 8:30 AM CST, 7:30 AM MST, 6:30 AM PST
(90 minutes)
 
Research sponsored by the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers and others has suggested that creating a sense of ‘chronic unease’ in relation to barrier integrity and operation of safety-critical systems, combined with understanding of the psychological issues that create error-producing conditions, will strengthen defenses against major accidents occurring. The question remains as to the best way to embed the necessary skills through teaching, coaching, and assessment and their integration into routine working practices.

The purpose of the webinar is to present the concept of Threat and Error Management to the audience, to engage with them and to seek their feedback as to whether this approach is viable in today’s operational climate. If not, then what?
Progressing Cavity Pumping (PCP)
November 19, 2014 at 9:30 AM EST, 8:30 AM CST, 7:30 AM MST, 6:30 AM PST
(90 minutes)
 
This is the fourth in a series of eight webinars on Artificial Lift. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
Electrical Submersible Pumping (ESP)
December 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM EST, 8:30 AM CST, 7:30 AM MST, 6:30 AM PST
(90 minutes)
 
This is the fifth in a series of eight webinars on Artificial Lift. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!
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!
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!
Production Optimization for Artificial Lift
March 10, 2015 at 9:30 AM EDT, 8:30 AM CDT, 7:30 AM MDT, 6:30 AM PDT
(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!