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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.
The formation of scale deposits upon tubing, casing, perforations, and even on the formation face itself, can severely constrict fluid flow and reduce the production rate of oil and gas wells. In addition to lost production, a considerable portion of the workover budget is expended in efforts to remove these deposits and prevent their recurrence. As a consequence, scale prevention has been and continues to be a common exercise and is successfully applied in many areas. Although the principles behind scale formation and prevention are generally well understood, there are many new forms of scale prevention and new scale inhibitor application technologies. Some people consider scale prevention a mature subject matter area with "nothing new under the sun," but in fact there are many new developments, some of which will be highlighted in this presentation. This presentation will review the major elements that normally comprise any effort aimed at the successful control of scale deposition, starting with scale identification, followed by scale prediction, inhibition, and removal. Several case histories will illustrate the application of these scale control techniques in oil production facilities. Scale formation can be a show stopper, but if properly managed, scale can be prevented economically. Charles Hinrichsen earned a BS degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an MS and PhD in Chemistry from Cornell University. He worked at Texaco and later Chevron for forty years at Chevron's Energy Technology Company as a Chemical Treating Specialist. From 1998–2001 he coordinated Texaco's chemical operations in Angola, West Africa, and from 2001–2003 he served as Senior Corrosion and Chemical Treating Engineer in Wafra, Kuwait.
Thank you for attending the SPE Workshop. More recently, there is an increasing trend to use purely data-driven models based on big data and machine learning techniques. The goal here is to exploit the multitude of data sources to extract intelligence, improve operational efficiency and optimize reservoir performance. In this workshop, we explored the opportunities presented by combining the data driven models (data scientists) with physics-based models (domain experts), to provide a balanced and informed view of reservoir insights and create predictive and generalizable models while enforcing known physical constraints and addressing gaps in the data.
A test showing that it’s possible to automate the billing process for produced water hauling has opened the door for tracking a wide range of field activities. The industry downturn brought on by COVID-19 has motivated big companies to test practical applications sooner. The complete paper presents a discussion of the use of intelligent well completion in Santos Basin Presalt Cluster wells. The future of intelligent operations in our industry is being driven by advances from other sectors that have been embraced for petroleum applications. Foundational changes already taking place include advances in the type and volume of data being acquired and how the data are used.
This seminar covers the fundamental assessment methods required for the economic modelling of project risk and uncertainty. The course is for professionals that are charged with creating value. Introduction to Probability and Statistics as the Language of Uncertainty Distribution types and when to use what Dependencies and their impact Estimating Under Uncertainty What is an 80% confidence interval? Determining a P10 and P90 via reality checks Deterministic P50 versus estimating P50’s using probabilistic ranges Chance of Success and Identifying Key Project Risks Determining Pg (chance of geological success) Determining Pc (chance of commercial success) Boston Square approach to identify and prioritise project risks Modelling Cluster Developments In regions where no one subsurface accumulation can lead to a commercial development, the emerging prize is the ability to “cluster” small pools using advanced sub-sea tie-back technology to create a robust economically viable project. This section will cover the principles required to capture and properly economically model these opportunities.
Statistics indicate that two out of three projects have difficulties meeting the three successful criteria: delivered on time, with a final actual cost on or below budget, and in full compliance with the requirements. In this course, you will learn an effective integrated project planning and execution methodology based on project results (deliverables and work packages). In the first day, participants will review current practices and compare the traditional planning versus an integrated planning technique to facilitate the scope definition and to better control the construction of projects, regardless of size or complexity. On the second day, participants will practice the integrated planning and execution technique, simulating in a workshop, a case study project using Inexertus’s software application. Participants may bring their own project to the workshop simulation.
This hands-on course shows participants how to choose among competing alternatives and to quantify the value of additional information. Typical applications include drill on or set pipe; fish or sidetrack; explore or divest; short or long test; buy information such as 3-D seismic or RFT survey. This is a seminar-style presentation with computers. Students are taught to apply classic decision tree methods to solve problems. Participants learn how to do sensitivity analysis and how a decision tree process helps to frame a problem.
Models were developed for these wells for future water-production prediction and a spatial analysis was also conducted. This study summarizes hydrate-inhibition practices for these sea lines, and indicates a possibility of using them as indirect thermometers to provide important physical oceanographic data. Results of the experimental and numerical heat-transfer analysis conducted on a T-shaped acrylic-glass pipe, representing a production header in a subsea production system with a vertical deadleg. Oily waste, is an intrinsic byproduct of the oil and gas industry and thermal desorption units with an odor-treatment system can bring technical and economic advantages to the user. The Hail 3D transition-zone seismic survey carried out by ADNOC is located in a UNESCO world-biosphere reserve. Effective environmental and ecological management throughout the project was attained through working procedures and monitoring programs. The understanding of solid-particle flow regimes in pipelines for any operational conditions is important for identifying the nature of particle interaction and movement. In this paper, a comprehensive analysis of solid-particle flow regimes in stratified flow in a horizontal pipeline is presented.