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Addressing Infectious Diseases in Oil and Gas Workplace: Ebola Preparedness and Response Key Learnings
April 7, 2015 at 10:30 AM EDT, 9:30 AM CDT, 8:30 AM MDT, 7:30 AM PDT
(90 minutes)
 
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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)
 
Well Plug & Abandonment (P&A) is the final operation in a well, this work required by local governments represents a huge liability for the oil & gas industry.

This webinar will provide a high level overview of how to perform a well abandonment. It will touch briefly on the regulations and guidelines and thereafter go step by step through the P&A process of an example well schematic while highlighting some of the technical challenges.
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.
Decision Making: What makes a decision ‘good’?
May 20, 2015 at 9:30 AM EDT, 8:30 AM CDT, 7:30 AM MDT, 6:30 AM PDT
(90 minutes)
 
Much is yet to be learned about how and why we make decisions, one of our most complex and essential human behaviors. Decision making occurs at all levels in organizations, from strategic decision makers to operational decision makers. Typically, it is the outcome of the decision that determines whether a decision is good or not, however, typically it is the decision making process that affects the outcome.

This presentation will include factors that influence both individual and collaborative decision making, including the impact of cognitive biases. The factors that can help, as well as hinder, decision making will also be discussed. Suggestions from the SPE Technical Report, 2013, entitled The Human Factor: Process Safety and Culture, will be described in the context of improving the decision making process.
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.
Fluids for Fracturing Petroleum Reservoirs
June 23, 2015 at 9:30 AM EDT, 8:30 AM CDT, 7:30 AM MDT, 6:30 AM PDT
(90 minutes)
 
Hydraulic Fracturing (HF) is a well-established process to enhance the productivity of oil and gas wells. This stimulation process is conducted in reservoirs where the rock does not naturally flow the petroleum fluids. This is the case in many oil and gas reservoirs especially shales.

In the HF process, the reservoir stresses are overcome by use of fluids to initiate fractures. The initiation of the fracture is not enough to produce petroleum fluids. This process involves key and critical changes in the physical and chemical properties of the fluids involved.

This lecture will shed light on these changes from material science point of view. Various existing technologies for HF fluids will be discussed. This should give a clear understanding of the current state of the art in this field. The talk will also shed light on the current challenges that the industry faces. This will help the attendees draw broad lines on the current research themes in this area.
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.