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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.
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.
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.
This year at ATCE a host of activities will be on offer for young members, all designed to help you develop new skills, make new contacts in the industry, and find out more about how you can prepare yourself for a career in the oil and gas industry and how SPE can help you along the way. 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 recognised with awards as the best in SPE. Make friends from around the world in the lead up to ATCE.
Energy4me, SPE’s energy education outreach programme, will invite 50 U.A.E. Educators will receive hands-on training by qualified SPE facilitators, listen to a presentation from a prominent keynote speaker, and tour the ATCE exhibition. Additionally, educators will receive a variety of free instructional materials to take back to their classrooms. There is no cost for teachers to attend the workshop. SPE is educating the next generation of aspiring engineers, scientists and managers in the E&P industry.
CEO PLENARY SESSIONS Invited CEOs will present and share their views surrounding the theme of ATCE 2016 ‘E&P 2.0 – Transforming and Shaping the Future’. PANEL SESSIONS Invited speakers from NOCs, IOCs and service providers will present and discuss current industry issues and provide attendees with the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session. SPECIAL SESSIONS Addressing challenges, opportunities, innovative and emerging technologies from all regions, the special sessions will include technical topics as well strategic sessions. OPENING PLENARY SESSION Attendance at the Opening Plenary Session will include senior management from major petroleum related companies, representatives from government ministries and departments, and engineering and technical industry professionals. PRESIDENT’S LUNCHEON AND ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS ATCE wraps up with a favourite tradition showcasing 2016 SPE President Nathan Meehan’s presentation on new achievements at SPE and upcoming initiatives.