As a Flow Measurement Consultant at NEL, Craig’s responsibilities include working on a large variety of R&D, training and consultancy projects focused on single and multi-phase metering technology. He performs a variety of roles including project formulation, project management, technical lead, planning/delivering test work, data analysis and report writing. Craig has spent 10 years at NEL completing work in the technical areas of engineering design and review for custody transfer and fiscal metering measurement systems, measurement allocation philosophy documents, measurement system audits and financial exposure calculations. Currently, Craig is undertaking a doctorate degree at Coventry University in heavy oil and bitumen flow measurement and as part of the work has developed a Reynolds number correction method calculating flow and fluid physical properties in real-time. Risk management in thermal wellbore integrity can be promoted by the proper collection, processing and interpretation of data from various types of wellbore instrumentation.
Chaired by Jose Cotello, Ecopetrol, the 2020 SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability, themed “Generating Pride and Enabling Engagement,” gathers E&P stakeholders to discuss the HSE systems and procedures that will bring about changes and lead to the industry’s continued success. Program Committee Co-Chairpersons, Johana Dunlop, SPE Technical Director HSE and Sustainability, and Juan Carlos Ucros of Occidental Petroleum, and the committee members invite you to share your latest HSE and Sustainability accomplishments by submitting a paper proposal. Learn from high-quality papers and case studies on timely topics such as unconventional resources, EOR, IOR, HSSE, heavy oil, mature fields, and reservoir management. Learn from high-quality papers and case studies on timely topics such as unconventional resources, EOR, IOR, HSSE, heavy oil, mature fields, and reservoir management. Visit the exhibition highlighting new technologies to streamline operations, reduce costs, and keep employees safe.
The guidance focuses on the business purpose of health services in the oil and gas sector and the additional value that effective leadership around health and human performance can bring. IPIECA, the oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, has released a new fact sheet in an effort to promote carbon capture and storage. SPE signed agreements with two leading industry associations to promote knowledge sharing and best practice in social responsibility. An online seminar set for 14 November will introduce IPIECA's new Community Liaison Officers Team Building and Management Guidance. Three global energy industry associations have signed on to the Methane Guiding Principles to increase focus on reducing methane emissions across the natural gas value chain.
The guidance focuses on the business purpose of health services in the oil and gas sector and the additional value that effective leadership around health and human performance can bring. SPE signed agreements with two leading industry associations to promote knowledge sharing and best practice in social responsibility. The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers recently released the second edition of Report 456, Process Safety—Recommended Practice on Key Performance Indicators. The report provides guidance on identifying leading and lagging process-safety KPIs for the upstream oil and gas industry. The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers has updated its set of Life-Saving Rules to simplify and improve them.
Identifying the type of corrosion is the first step in the analysis and prevention of corrosion-related failures. Visual inspection of the pit morphology can provide insights into the type of corrosion that is occurring. When panels in an instrument equipment shelter kept tripping and the occasional smell of H2S led to an investigation of the rationale. Although a rare occurrence, this paper presents a strategy for prevention through careful site selection. Though a best practice for sustainable hydraulic fracturing operations, using nonpotable water creates an environment in which microorganisms thrive.
SPE HSSE-SR Technical Director Trey Shaffer shares an interesting story on how collaboration led to an amazing science discovery. In this article, the authors explore whether the E&P industry has taken full advantage of the Web 2.0 revolution or if there is still a significant opportunity to exploit social networking potential.
This article features some of the SPE mentors who are currently accepting mentees, and they share their reasons for participating in the program. SPE eMentoring program provides young members an opportunity to benefit from the knowledge of experienced professionals from around the world. Young professionals can both get a mentor and serve as a mentor to a student considering an oil and gas career. Swift Energy uses a training-cum-mentorship model to get new engineers up to speed, reduce nonproductive time and increase technical knowledge. Videos featuring industry leaders across all SPE disciplines are being collected.
In advanced data-driven analytics, data from the well and the formation are integrated with field measurements that represent completion and hydraulic fracturing practices and are correlated with production from each well. As the number of wells in an asset increases, so does the accuracy and reliability of the analytics. Attendees will become familiar with the fundamentals of data-driven analytics and the most popular techniques used to apply them such as conventional statistics, artificial neural networks, and fuzzy set theory. This course will demonstrate through actual case studies (and real field data from thousands of shale wells) how to impact well placement, completion, and operational decision-making based on field measurements rather than human biases and preconceived notions. The opening session will examine the theory and practice of data science at a high level, focusing on basic concepts and principles behind data preparation and organization, data analysis, machine learning, and other predictive techniques.
The resistivity index (RI) of Fontainebleau and Bentheimer sandstones was investigated at ambient and reservoir pressures down to low water saturations. The RI measurements show that both sandstones display Archie behavior at elevated pressure. This paper presents experimental and field-case studies with a sandstone-acidizing treatment designed to retard the hydrofluoric acid reaction rate and enable single-stage treatment. This paper describes a matrix-acidizing campaign executed successfully in the Gulf of Cambay on the west coast of India.