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Godfrey Edezu was born in the rural village of Ayivu, Maracha district, Uganda. His decision to study Geosciences was deeply rooted in earlier inspirations by the science teachers and fascinations to understand the extraction of natural resources from the earth. This career journey was well supported and perfected by his active involvement in SPE activities and leadership from the year 2012. Special thanks to the founders of SPE International whose benefits to world population speaks for itself. In 2013, Godfrey participated in SPE Africa region's Student Paper Contest and in 2014, he was also selected to participate in a group project during IPTC education week.
SPE, through its Energy4me programme, will present a free one-day energy education workshop for science teachers (grades 8–12). A variety of free instructional materials will be available to take back to the classroom. Educators will receive comprehensive, objective information about the scientific concepts of energy and its importance while discovering the world of oil and natural gas exploration and production. Energy4me is an energy educational public outreach programme that highlights how energy works in our everyday lives and promote information about career opportunities in petroleum engineering and the upstream professions. SPE’s Energy4me programme values the role teachers and energy professionals play in educating young people about the importance of energy.
The Alberta government has announced a new liability management framework aimed at expediting the cleanup of orphan and inactive well sites, signaling a more active approach to reclamation and management of those sites. The Alberta Energy Regulator has suspended a wide array of environmental monitoring requirements for oilsands companies over public health concerns raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. After years of negotiations, the province announced that it had reached a preliminary agreement with the federal government that it calls a “major step toward providing Alberta’s oil and gas industry a single set of strong rules to reduce methane emissions and protect the environment.” An improved occupational health and safety system comes into effect on 1 June to better protect Alberta workers and ensure they have the same rights as other Canadians. The Alberta Energy Regulator has issued two draft directives that will require upstream oil and gas operators to reduce methane emissions from upstream oil and gas sites by 45% from 2014 levels by 2025.
The largest US clean energy incubator has selected the city as the site for its second location, expanding Houston’s role as energy capital of the world beyond oil and gas. A recent report details national and global security threats related to climate change in the hopes that decision-makers and leaders will recognize the relationship between global warming and security. With a $10 million commitment from Shell, Rice University has launched Carbon Hub, a research initiative with the goal of creating a zero-emissions world by using oil and gas to create clean energy. French oil giant Total said it will not renew its membership of the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers association because the organization’s stance on climate issues does not align with its own. In this video from Bloomberg, Eldar Saetre, chief executive officer and president of Equinor, talks about the company's increased push into the offshore wind power market. Wood Mackenzie energy transition experts take on some of the trickiest questions about how to meet the world’s future energy needs while managing climate change.
Reported greenhouse-gas emissions from Canada’s oil patch have more than doubled in the year’s first half as changes to how they are measured revealed a more extensive picture of environmental damage, previously unreported industry data show. The Alberta government has announced a new liability management framework aimed at expediting the cleanup of orphan and inactive well sites, signaling a more active approach to reclamation and management of those sites. The Alberta Energy Regulator has suspended a wide array of environmental monitoring requirements for oilsands companies over public health concerns raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. After years of negotiations, the province announced that it had reached a preliminary agreement with the federal government that it calls a “major step toward providing Alberta’s oil and gas industry a single set of strong rules to reduce methane emissions and protect the environment.” Canada’s wood bison, who live in northern Alberta near the proposed site of Teck Resources’s Frontier oil sands project, face “imminent threats” to their recovery, a report from the country’s environment department said.
Sourcing water for large multifracture stimulations in west Texas is a well-known constraint on oil and gas activities in the area. A 6-month pilot operation demonstrated that produced-water reuse is technically feasible and can be a cost-effective solution. This paper summarizes the benefits of using a bipolymer crosslinking system in environments where water quality cannot be guaranteed. It also demonstrates the yielded cost savings per well that are achievable when reusing 100% produced or flowback water for hydraulic fracturing. This paper details the experience of using new stabilized crosslinked-fracturing-fluid systems in the Permian Basin using borated produced water.
Production data from the oldest horizontal wells in the three largest oil plays in the US show that annual decline rates remain relatively high for a long period of time. This challenges assumptions held about production after 5 years and directly affects reserve and ultimate recovery estimates. Most of ConocoPhillips’ oil and gas production by the end of the next decade will come from its unconventional operations. But, for the near-term, the Houston independent will rely on conventional assets as it seeks to keep spending in check, decline rates low, and cash flow on the rise. Researchers from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas quantified the economic impact of the US shale revolution for the first half of this decade.
The recent increase in global liquid fuel inventory has been largely driven by travel restrictions, and reduced economic activity. Supply is expected come back down as demand and prices recover. Reductions will begin next month and last until June. After that, major oil producers around the world plan to step down from the cuts in phases that extend to 2022. Is Depression-Era Production Regulation What OPEC Really Wants To See?
John Henke is a second-year student attending Colorado School of Mines with his two older siblings in Golden, CO. John's father exposed him to the energy industry at a young age and he ultimately decided to seek a career in oil and gas as a result of his desire to end energy poverty in the third world. By pursuing dual degrees in Petroleum Engineering and Computer Science, John plans to apply his engineering knowledge and programming abilities to further integrate digital innovation into the oil and gas industry while enabling the industrialization of underdeveloped nations. John has interned in production in the Powder River Basin at Vermilion Energy, and this most recent summer, he worked at Chevron as a Permian Drilling & Completions Intern.
The complete paper discusses the successful execution of the first offshore multilateral well completed for multistage high-pressure proppant stimulation, according to the authors, in the Black Sea offshore Romania. This paper details the design and execution of what the authors say they believe is the first successful frac-pack operation in a previously gravel-packed well. The evolution of hydraulic fracturing is a long and circuitous one that deserves examination. Engineering and completions leaders from Liberty Oilfield Services did just that, authoring a paper that encapsulates the high points in the development of the groundbreaking completions practice. Producers in Texas have claimed an economic victory with their transition to local sands that they once avoided using in horizontal wells due to their low-quality.