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Preview for all for October; beginning Nov. login required; access for those who received print JPT Primarily used in a few US states, waste-slurry-injection technology could help operators reduce cost, while also potentially reducing their carbon footprint. But the process may still present technical and environmental challenges. ConocoPhillips Promises Big Changes as It Acquires Concho in $9.7-Billion Deal ConocoPhillips promised more than just growth and costs savings when it announced a deal to acquire Concho. Shell has selected Bentley Systems, a provider of software and digital twin cloud services, to help streamline its capital projects and decrease time to first oil. Marking the end of a 2-year existence, Riviera is preparing for liquidation and dissolution.
Drillstring vibration is a leading cause of downhole-tool failure and premature wear of downhole equipment. Understanding drilling dynamics, the downhole shock and vibration that occur while drilling, is a crucial step to improving drilling efficiency and reducing nonproductive time (NPT). The variables defining drill-bit performance cover a lot of ground. There is a lot of attention given to cutters studding diamond drill bits, but just as important are what is in the rest of the drillstring and the decisions made by the driller.
A new study questions whether the most widely reported production data is the best indicator of future output. In the keynote speech at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference, author and founder of the Center for Industrial Progress Alex Epstein explained the moral case for fossil fuels.
SPE events bring together oil and gas professionals from across the globe to discuss technical innovations and advancements in petroleum recovery. A wide variety of SPE events, from international conferences and exhibitions to in-depth workshops, provide opportunities to connect with the latest E&P technologies and network with upstream experts. EVA features and actions for SPE Staff are unavailable because you are signed out. SPE events bring together oil and gas professionals from across the globe to discuss technical innovations and advancements in petroleum recovery. A wide variety of SPE events, from international conferences and exhibitions to in-depth workshops, provide opportunities to connect with the latest E&P technologies and network with upstream experts.
Learn more about training courses being offered. Learn more about training courses being offered. This course covers the fundamental principles concerning how hydraulic fracturing treatments can be used to stimulate oil and gas wells. It includes discussions on how to select wells for stimulation, what controls fracture propagation, fracture width, etc., how to develop data sets, and how to calculate fracture dimensions. The course also covers information concerning fracturing fluids, propping agents, and how to design and pump successful fracturing treatments. Learn more about training courses being offered. Current and future SPE Section and Student Chapter leaders are invited to engage and share. Every attendee leaves energised with a full list of ideas and a support network of fellow leaders. Those sections and student chapters actively participating in this workshop have consistently been recognized with awards as the best in SPE. SPE Cares is a global volunteering drive aimed at promoting, supporting and participating in community services at the SPE section and student chapter’s level. On its official launch this year at ATCE Dubai, SPE Cares will conduct a “Give a Ghaf” Tree Planting Programme to help preserve Ghaf’s cultural and ecological heritage. The Ghaf tree is an indigenous species, specific to UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia. It is a drought tolerant, evergreen tree that can survive a harsh desert environment. The initiative not only aims to hold events/activities at ATCE, but also recognise community service that SPE members are already conducting in their respective student chapters and professional sections. The KEY Club, open daily, is an exclusive lounge for key SPE members. The lounge is open to those with 25 years or more of continuous membership, Century Club members, current and former SPE Board officers and directors, Honorary and Distinguished Members, as well as this year’s SPE International Award Winners and Distinguished Lecturers. DSATS (SPE’s Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section) will hold a half-day symposium featuring keynote presentations on urban automation. This symposium will explore technologies being used in developing smart cities through the automation of their infrastructure, transportation systems, energy distribution, water systems, street lighting, refuse collection, etc. These efforts rely on many of the same tools needed for drilling systems automation yielding increased efficiencies, lower maintenance and reduced emissions. Their knowledge and experience can guide the path being travelled by the oilfield drilling industry.