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The current presentation date and time shown is a TENTATIVE schedule. The final/confirmed presentation schedule will be notified/available middle of October 2019. If we have learned anything from the North American experience, unconventional resources cannot be exploited by small incremental projects. If we are to be successful in developing these types of reservoirs, we have to make project scale operations work to bring these resources to market in a timely manner. A number of Eastern Hemisphere unconventional gas projects have raised interest, neared completion or are commencing deliveries.
As technical people working in the Montney, most of our focus has been on drilling performance, completion improvements, and overall cost reduction in all aspects. But what other trends are occurring that need to be on our radar screens? Our opening panel will be bringing many perspectives, including the funding side, the importance of ESG, consulting trends and an overview of the North American market as a whole. Exploitation design is a product of interlinked decisions on well design, completion design, well spacing and cost structure. How are Montney operators pursuing the right balance of resource recovery and profitability?
Zainab Titus holds a B.Eng. with First Class Honours from Covenant University, where she graduated as the most outstanding Petroleum Engineering Student in 2015. Owing to her interest in Physics and the numerous awards she had won in Mathematics Competitions locally and nationally during her secondary school days, it was not difficult to identify her predisposition to engineering. Zainab developed a predilection for Petroleum Engineering when on a road trip, she was fascinated by the sophisticated equipment and technology used for oil prospecting activities in the Chad basin of Nigeria. Zainab's engagements with SPE International began in 2013 through her University Student Chapter, where she served as the Technical Officer in 2014. She also interned with ExxonMobil Nigeria and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in 2014, where she worked on projects related to well testing, annular pressure build-up analysis and petroleum economics.
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.
Elsie Ladan is a graduate student presently pursuing a master's at the Harold Vance School of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University. Her journey began early on when she discovered a penchant for natural resources through science classes and earth science documentaries. With support from family, she enrolled for a bachelor's program in Petroleum Engineering at the prestigious University of Ibadan. Having garnered sound work ethic from an internship experience with Schlumberger and several awards for academic excellence through her undergraduate studies, she emerged as the best graduating student for the class of 2017. In addition, she was recognized as the first female student from Northern Nigeria to graduate with a first class from the department of Petroleum Engineering.
Decisions in E&P ventures are affected by Bias, Blindness, and Illusions (BBI) which permeate our analyses, interpretations and decisions. This one-day course examines the influence of these cognitive pitfalls and presents techniques that can be used to mitigate their impact. Bias refers to errors in thinking whereby interpretations and judgments are drawn in an illogical fashion. Blindness is the condition where we fail to see an unexpected event in plain sight. Illusions refer to misleading beliefs based on a false impression of reality. All three can lead to poor decisions regarding which work to undertake, what issues to focus on, and whether to forge ahead or walk away from a project. Strategic thinking and planning are key elements in an organisation’s journey to maximise value to shareholders, customers, and employees. Through this workshop, attendees will go through the different processes involved in strategic planning including the elements of organisational SWOT, business scenario and options development, elaboration of strategic options and communication to stakeholders. Examples are provided including corporate, business unit and department case studies. This seminar will teach participants how to identify, evaluate, and quantify risk and uncertainty in everyday oil and gas economic situations. It reviews the development of pragmatic tools, methods, and understandings for professionals that are applicable to companies of all sizes. The seminar also briefly reviews statistics, the relationship between risk and return, and hedging and future markets.
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.