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Identifying the type of corrosion is the first step in the analysis and prevention of corrosion-related failures. Visual inspection of the pit morphology can provide insights into the type of corrosion that is occurring. When panels in an instrument equipment shelter kept tripping and the occasional smell of H2S led to an investigation of the rationale. Although a rare occurrence, this paper presents a strategy for prevention through careful site selection. Though a best practice for sustainable hydraulic fracturing operations, using nonpotable water creates an environment in which microorganisms thrive.
The 2021 edition of the SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition (APOGCE) will be held from 12-14 October 2021 in Bali, Indonesia. This event continues to gather regional and global distinguished leaders, subject matter experts, technical professionals and practitioners across the energy value chain to share the latest technical know-hows, best practices and innovative applications.
This case study describes how gas condensates within a subsea tieback system behave very differently to condensed water from a wet-gas system and therefore a pseudo dry-gas system needs to be configured differently for gas-condensate developments. Unmanned minimum facility platforms are a reliable alternative to traditional wellhead platforms or subsea installations, and the technologies enabling simpler designs have evolved. Anadarko aims to maximize immediate short-cycle value through tiebacks and platform relocations in the Gulf of Mexico. This review of papers illustrates some of the innovative solutions used in the region. In maturing oil wells, oil production is often restricted as reservoir pressure depletes.
SPE Connect discussions are a lot of fun, well worth the time one invests, and who knows where it may lead you. The SPE eMentoring program can help boost your confidence about your next step in the industry and help achieve your career goals. Small plastic cups filled with different colors of sand. These elements may sound like items on a scavenger hunt list, but with Energy4me they can upcycle and help students track down a career in engineering. The SPE Women in Energy committee works to create opportunities for women to enable them to step into leadership roles and pursue their career goals.
The Young Member Engagement Committee (YMEC) is responsible for developing and implementing programs and activities directed towards young members, including university students and young professionals (under the age of 35). The activities aim to develop technical and leadership skills, providing both peer groups with guidance and support to facilitate their career progression. An important focus is placed on developing activities which aid in the transition from student to young professional (YP). Innovation is at the forefront and the committee makes recommendations to the Board as necessary to ensure young member programs have a continuous improvement strategy in place. The committee also places an emphasis on communication by using various platforms and creative delivery methods to facilitate technical knowledge sharing among young members.
SPE HSSE-SR Technical Director Trey Shaffer shares an interesting story on how collaboration led to an amazing science discovery. In this article, the authors explore whether the E&P industry has taken full advantage of the Web 2.0 revolution or if there is still a significant opportunity to exploit social networking potential.
For technical innovation and skill progression for individuals and institutions, continual learning and exposure to new ideas is vital. SPE Certification provides an endorsement of an engineer’s technical skills and capabilities by a global organization that extends to anywhere you may travel or work—a highly desirable benefit given the global nature of oil and gas operations. For those who are in a job transition, networking enhances job search leads because it involves meeting new people and becoming reacquainted with industry colleagues. The Pay-It-Forward Networking Program offers industry tours, training, and panels to enable networking. This article features some of the SPE mentors who are currently accepting mentees, and they share their reasons for participating in the program.
Eight steps to find a mentor and establish a relationship. This article features some of the SPE mentors who are currently accepting mentees, and they share their reasons for participating in the program. SPE eMentoring program provides young members an opportunity to benefit from the knowledge of experienced professionals from around the world. Young professionals can both get a mentor and serve as a mentor to a student considering an oil and gas career. Swift Energy uses a training-cum-mentorship model to get new engineers up to speed, reduce nonproductive time and increase technical knowledge.
Oil prices seem to be on the rebound, employment statistics look promising, and the petroleum industry is slowly starting to flourish again. However, there has been a fundamental shift in the workforce since the beginning of the most recent downturn. Do Industry Young Professionals Risk Missing Out on the Opportunity To Understand Geomechanics and Its Value? Early identification of geomechanics-related problems is required to optimally drill, complete, stimulate, and produce from reservoirs. Academic institutes, the oil industry, and contribution from professional societies play a key role in recognizing geomechanics as an important discipline.
Brazil has vast resources still untapped in its mature field assets. Improved technologies and best practices are needed to further realize value. The improvement of recovery factors through reservoir characterization, new technology and operational excellence is the way to success. Discussion of key topics to improve production, recovery, cost-effectiveness and profitability. Discussion of key topics to improve production, recovery, cost-effectiveness and profitability.