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The DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal recognizes distinguished service to SPE, the profession of engineering and geology, and to the petroleum industry. Recipients of this award automatically become Distinguished Members. Must be a living member of SPE as of May 1 of the nomination year. Must have at least 15 years professional experience in the petroleum industry. Nominee is not eligible if they are on the current SPE Board of Directors, DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal award committee, or have served in these positions during the past 2 years.
In tectonically influenced regions, potential hydrocarbon traps are subject to complex states of stress. This paper presents a coupled 3D fluid-flow and geomechanics simulator developed to model induced seismicity resulting from wastewater injection. Knowing which horizon crude oil flows from and in what proportions has been a major challenge for shale producers. Increasingly, they are turning to new technology to find the answer. Seismic imaging provides vital tools for the exploration of potential hydrocarbon reserves and subsequent production-planning activities.
In this study, the authors use a quantitative seismic interpretation work flow (QSI) based on a rock-physics template in estimating the uncertainty of the geochemical properties of organic mudrocks of the Shublik formation of the Alaskan North Slope. This paper demonstrates how maintaining investment in high-quality 3D seismic during the last downturn, together with selective exploration, quality geoscience, application of new technologies, and efficiently maturing discoveries to early cash flow, was successful in sustaining future production. In this paper, the authors propose a least-squares Q migration (LSQM) method that combines the benefits of both LSM and Q prestack depth migration (QPSDM) to improve the amplitude fidelity and image resolution of seismic data. A Canadian research organization believes the country’s oilfield technology could help another energy sector drive down its costs and it may work out for heavy oil producers too.
A recent test proved the feasibility of using LiDAR on remote-controlled drones to create 3D maps of the inside of tanks, increasing the safety and efficiency of inspections. The seismic sensors will be dropped by six autonomous aerial drones and later be retrieved by an unmanned ground vehicle instead of conventional manual deployment and recovery by ground-based teams. The $43-million deal with Saipem will utilize a wireless underwater intervention drone and an ROV for intervention work on the Njord field in the Norwegian North Sea. Equinor said the contract is the first ever from an operator for advanced wireless drone services. Subsea inspection/repair/maintenance services have traditionally relied on vessel-based, ROV, or diver operations.
All professionals--scientist, engineers, etc.--must write. This includes those annoying reports, proposals, and all their cousins, most of which do not receive proper external editing and many of which barely satisfy their audiences. In addition, many professionals must publish. Here the audiences are more diffuse-- the next office, next floor, next building, cross town, cross the country, or cross the world--and here, again, many of these documents barely satisfy or fall short of satisfying their audiences. Simply, work not published is work not recognized and credit not received.
The main objective of the course is to apply geophysics to petroleum engineering aspects of reservoir analysis by demonstrating how the models arrived. Several key topics will be discussed in detail including: stress analysis, rock physics, rock mechanics, and reserve estimate. The integration of multiple seismic inversion models will be described in a manner that improves communication. Students should have an existing understanding of ESP equipment and operations. All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date.
This course is a critical examination of microseismic results to evaluate engineering decisions that can and should be made in unconventional reservoirs, based upon microseismicity and other information that is available to supplement it. Case studies, particularly those where other technologies have been used to validate the microseismicity, are given to illustrate the value of interpreting such results with respect to concepts such a stimulated reservoir volume and optimization of stimulations, completions, and well plans. The building of calibrated models is examined, as well as methods to improve such models in multi-stage horizontal-well treatments and use in reservoir simulators. Microseismic monitoring is a great tool for obtaining a general understanding of fracturing behavior in unconventional reservoirs, but there are many uncertainties and limitations that can result in misinterpretation of the results and potentially harmful decisions about the development of the reservoir. The purpose of this course is to discuss what can be reasonably determined from microseismic data, where other types of diagnostics can provide additional clarifying information, and how the results should be used in analysis and modeling.
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.
This course is a survey of microseismic imaging of hydraulic fracturing. It is designed to give the attendees a rudimentary understanding of this technology based on the science at its foundation, the means and methods by which it is carried out, and the benefits it brings to the users. Since this technology is interdisciplinary, combining geophysics, geology, and geomechanics with well completion technologies, the goal of the course is to give attendees the knowledge and realistic expectations of microseismic imaging of hydraulic fracturing. To this end attendees should expect to become knowledgeable and discerning users, evaluators, and questioners of those vending this technology. From its beginning, microseismic imaging of hydraulic fracturing has created controversy.
This comprehensive course is an introduction or refresher for the techniques of evaluating Canadian oil and gas properties, but the techniques used in this course also apply to oil and gas properties elsewhere in the world. There is ample opportunity to work problems in class. By the end of this course, participants will be able to evaluate an oil and gas property and interpret evaluations done by others. The material in the course is very practical, with many tips and insights in evaluating wells, groups of wells, properties and companies. This course is for engineers, geologists, geophysicists, land negotiators, accountants, technologists, and anyone who wants to understand the process and results of evaluating Canadian oil and gas properties.