The Distinguished Lecturer Program is one of SPE's most popular programs. Each season 30 to 35 experts from the oil and gas industry are selected to share their knowledge on the latest technologies and trends with SPE members. Established in 1961 with just three lecturers, the esteemed program now sends Distinguished Lecturers to SPE sections three times a year to give a total of more than 550 lectures all over the world. The purpose of the program is to provide SPE sections with outstanding speakers for section meetings, and to recognize the professional contributions of the selected Distinguished Lecturers. The program promotes SPE's mission to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge.
Most drilling problems result from unseen forces in the subsurface. But the equipment involved can also be a source of problems, as can personnel. The integrity of drilling equipment and its maintenance are major factors in minimizing drilling problems. Given equal conditions during drilling/completion operations, personnel are the key to the success or failure of those operations. Overall well costs as a result of any drilling/completion problem can be extremely high; continuing education and training for personnel directly or indirectly involved is essential to successful drilling/completion practices.
The co-located SPE Canadian Unconventional Resources and Heavy Oil Technical Conferences are the premier platform in North America to enable the exchange of information through case studies, technical advancements, and business strategies that allow energy projects to deliver favorable returns at prevailing oil prices. The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose more than 156,000 members in 154 countries are engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge providing publications, events, training courses, and online resources.
As drilling automation has transformed from a blue sky vision to a reality, so has the industry's understanding of the depth and breadth of automation needs and opportunities. The focus is no longer solely on-bottom drilling performance but now considers the entire lifecycle of well construction. Sensors for automation Pragmatic implementations of digital twins Big data analytics that are proven Streaming analytics and edge solutions Systems approaches to automation including cyber security Discrete systems that deliver non-discrete benefits Human-centered design - industry 5.0 thinking (placing the human back in the loop) Oilfield logistics of the future Individual case studies within each session will be presented that provide a foundation for what is available today, and what will be available in the near term. This workshop will bring together operators, drilling data solution experts, as well as service company and drilling contractor personnel to identify and discuss challenges to accelerating adoption of these solutions in the industry. An SPE workshop is a multi-day event that fosters knowledge sharing in an intensive learning experience.
SPE conferences are highly focused on a given technical topic and provide attendees with an in-depth review in a short amount of time. The agendas include research-based, field-tested industry topics so attendees receive current, relevant technical knowledge. Why attend SPE Upstream Finance and Investments Conference? Why attend SPE Upstream Finance and Investments Conference? Income from this event will be invested back into SPE to support many other Society programs.
Workshops maximize the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices. Many of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learned. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and members of the press are not invited to attend. In remaining consistent with workshop objectives and SPE guidelines, commercialism in presentations will not be permitted.
If you are not able to register online, please contact email@example.com. Workshop fee includes technical sessions, released presentations, attendee list, continental breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks, and reception. Training Course is a seperate purchase. Training fee includes CEU credits, training course material, coffee breaks, lunch and access to SPE's Learning Managment System. Accommodations are NOT included in the registration fee.
Global deepwater exploration and development activity is on the upswing driven by an anticipated long-term increase in worldwide demand for hydrocarbons. Recent technological innovations have helped the industry to improve the economics and reliability of deepwater projects. Business and technical drivers vary by locations, but all rely on the continuing cost effectiveness of efficiently designing, drilling and completing wells. Techniques are being adopted that involve advanced interdisciplinary planning and real-time adjustments to deliver highly productive wells. This workshop will have interactive sessions on new technologies, current practices, regional issues and critical challenges related to both drilling and completions in deepwater.
This session focuses on the latest developments in drilling applications used during exploration and development of wells. These applications are design specifically to improve well costs and schedules. The overall spectrum of well planning, engineering and design, execution will be covered; along with highlights on technical solutions of key challenges in our current drilling environment. The industry, utilises tool and equipment inspection (QA & QC) as an approach to achieve drilling assurance and reliability. Casing While Drilling (CWD) Customised Drilling Fluid for low pressure environment Manage Pressure Drilling (MPD) to solve challenges and optimising the drilling process in narrow pressure conditions Latest LWD equipment for sampling of fluids and pressure measurement and its reliability improvements Optimising “off-line activities”, batch drilling and simultaneous operation practices, etc.