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  • Attracting Perfect Customers for Achieving Your Goals

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/14/2018

    In this webinar the speaker will teach the audience a method to attract the "perfect-fit" customers that will help them to achieve their goals. None of us can achieve our goals alone. If we think about something that we have achieved recently, we will have to admit that there was at least a key person that was instrumental in that win. Rather than leaving it to chance, the speaker will teach us how to align with those people that will help us achieve our goals, in an strategic way.

    In this webinar the speaker will teach the audience a method to attract the "perfect-fit" customers that will help them to achieve their goals. None of us can achieve our goals alone. If we think about something that we have achieved recently, we will have to admit that there was at least a key person that was instrumental in that win. Rather than leaving it to chance, the speaker will teach us how to align with those people that will help us achieve our goals, in an strategic way.

    The concept of "customers" is stretched to those who help us achieve our goals in any way, including employers, bosses, colleagues, providers, business partners, etc. It goes beyond the customer who writes a check for our company's products. Traditional Marketing is based on catering to our customer's needs. In this "attraction" method we will learn how to decide what we want our customers to expect of us. It is a method that empowers us and puts us in charge. In turn, it demands accountability. When we decide what we want our perfect customers to expect of us, there is no more space for excuses or complaints. We are committing to deliver only what we have chosen to deliver. This is a much more effective way to achieve our goals, because our perfect customers want, what we want to deliver. In that space, “push” and “pull” are equal, effectiveness increases and the sales cycle decreases.

    Marinma Dorado

    Facilitator, Business Coach and Consultant

    Ms. Dorado has a BSc. Chemical Engineering by the Complutense University in Madrid, and an MSc. Petroleum Engineering by Imperial College, London. After 6 years working in Houston, she came back to the Imperial College Business School for an MBA specialized in Finance.

    She worked for 18 years in the oil and energy sector in different US, UK and Canadian Engineering software firms. She specialized in Upstream Engineering Software and introduced this technology in different private oil companies and N.O.C.s around the world. Her role involved not only opening markets for this technology but also training engineers. As a consultant, she participated in implementing oil production optimization projects.

    During the 6 years she lived in Houston, she was very active in the SPE Gulf Coast, especially in the Facilities Engineering Study Group, which she led at some point.

    In 2012, she founded The Big Crew Change to provide Facilitation, Business Coaching and Consulting to companies and individuals around the world in the areas of improving engagement and tangible results, leveraging the power of passion and clarity of purpose.

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  • QRI Expert Hour -- Efficient Management of Mature Waterfloods Using a Physics-Based, Data-Driven Approach

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/14/2018

    Content for this webinar is provided by QRI. By registering, your contact information will be shared with the sponsor.

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    Experts present a powerful new solution that combines the fundamentals of subsurface flow physics with advanced data-driven techniques to quickly build waterflood models based on available geologic, completion and production data. Compared to conventional full-physics model generation workflows for large fields with multiple decades of production history, this new technology’s models are typically built in short time frames, ready for full-field surveillance and optimization. The cloud-based feature provides a flexible platform capable of guiding daily production operations through fast production forecasts and optimization of both existing wells and new drills. The workflow delivers low capital, high impact, short-term recommendations for improved waterflood performance. This directly translates to substantial improvement in capital efficiency and OPEX reduction in mature waterfloods.

    Dr. Xiang Zhai

    Sr. Data Analyst, Quantum Technologies

    Dr. Zhai has a broad range of experience in applied mathematics and physics, including machine learning, data mining, deep learning, artificial intelligence, theoretical and numerical PDEs and ODEs, numerical simulation, and optimization. He has used these tools to quantitatively model and interpret complex petroleum engineering problems and other large-scale dynamic systems. A PhD graduate from Caltech, Dr. Zhai was quickly promoted at QRI to the leader of New Technologies group, a multi-disciplinary R&D group exploring many cutting-edge technologies for the oil and gas industry. Dr. Zhai led the development effort of several major QRI technologies, including SpeedWise® Waterflood Management, a robust waterflood optimization software that combines critical physics with data-driven models. Dr. Zhai also developed SpeedWise Unconventionals®, a technology that uses public and private data to identify opportunities in the unconventional fields, including well spacing optimization, target identification, well performance prediction, and drilling and completion design optimization.  Dr. Zhai is also in charge of QRI's Automated Machine Learning toolbox development, a tool that aims to conduct intelligent, robust and enterprise-level machine learning and data analytics in a fully automated fashion. Dr. Zhai and his team’s technologies have been applied across the world, including the Middle East, East Asian, Mid Asian, North America, and Latin America.

    Dr. Feyisayo Olalotiti

    Analyst, Quantum Technologies

    Dr. Olalotiti has extensive experience in the oil and gas industry as an engineer, an educator, and in research. A PhD graduate from Texas A&M University, Dr. Olalotiti helped design and develop the SpeedWise® Waterflood Management (SWM®) suite for QRI. Previously with PetraNova, he worked on the world’s largest anthropogenic CO2 EOR and storage project. While pursuing his graduate degrees at Texas A&M University, he worked as a teaching assistant for numerous engineering courses. During this time, he was also a Research Assistant on the Model Calibration and Efficient Reservoir Imaging (MCERI) project.  He also held internships with Chevron, where he worked on the RESQML–INTERSECT simulation workflow development, and with Schlumberger, where he developed an efficient unconventional reservoir evaluation engine. Dr. Olalotiti has been honored with several prestigious awards, including the Chevron Fellowship award, the Graduate Fellowship award from the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, and the ExxonMobil Undergraduate Scholarship award.

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    Content for this webinar is provided by QRI. By registering, your contact information will be shared with the sponsor.

  • Module 1: Overview of Petroleum Geomechanics

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/14/2018

    The focus of this webinar will be on defining what geomechanics is, why/when it is important in oilfield operations, and the history and technical competence of geomechanics.

    Click here for a sneak peek of the webinar.

    The focus of this webinar will be on defining what geomechanics is, why/when it is important in oilfield operations, and the history and technical competence of geomechanics. This webinar is primarily focused on decision-makers and less-technical individuals who have a need to understand geomechanics from a cost/value perspective, but who would not be expected to specify or evaluate geomechanics services themselves.

    To purchase this course as part of the series, go to: Introduction to Petroleum Geomechanics: A Three Part Series.

    Dr. Neal Nagel

    Chief Engineer, OilField Geomechanics LLC

    Dr. Nagel has over 30 years of industry experience having worked for ConocoPhillips for 20 years and as a consultant since then. He is a well-known expert in petroleum geomechanics and, specifically, the geomechanics of Unconventionals. Nagel has given many invited SPE, AAPG, HGS, SEG, and SPWLA presentations and training courses and has authored or coauthored more than 50 technical papers, with 20+ related to Unconventionals, including a keynote presentation at the 2014 SPE HFTC. He is currently the chairman of the SPE Geomechanics Technical Section, a recent petroleum geomechanics track lead for the annual ARMA conference, is a past SPE Distinguished Lecturer (2004 and 2016), was chief editor of the 2010 SPE Monograph on Solids Injection, and has served on the SPE Drilling and Completions Committee and been a local SPE section officer.

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  • Shale Development - Does Cheap Energy Really Mean Flaming Tap Water?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/08/2018

    Presented by William Fleckenstein

    Shale development in the US has been ongoing for at least the last decade, and many lessons can be learned from the US experience to help prevent air emissions and aquifer contamination in future developments around the world.  Media reports and films such as "Gasland" imply that shale development is widely polluting fresh water aquifers and the atmosphere, with a wide range of estimates of contamination. This lecture examines the risk of contamination of aquifers through wellbores, either by hydrocarbon migration or hydraulic fracturing operations, and is primarily based on a comprehensive three-year study funded by the US National Science Foundation examining nearly 18,000 wells drilled in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado, plus other relevant studies.  In the midst of the Wattenberg field is heavy urban and agricultural development, with over 30,000 water wells interspersed with the oil and gas wells, resulting in a natural laboratory to measure aquifer contamination. Lessons learned have universal applications with clear relationships established between well construction methods in both conventional and unconventional wells and contamination risks.

    Dr. William Fleckenstein

    Adjunct Faculty Member, Colorado School of Mines

    Dr. Fleckenstein is an adjunct faculty member at the Colorado School of Mines, where he served as Interim Petroleum Engineering Department Head 2012-2014, and he also serves as the managing partner in Fleckenstein, Eustes & Associates, consulting on projects worldwide. He holds BSc, ME, and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering and has 30 years experience primarily in drilling, completions and workovers, with direct experience on over 200 wells and involvement in horizontal wells and stimulations since 1990. Dr. Fleckenstein has numerous publications and patented technologies in multi-stage fracturing, annular seal testing, and downhole hydraulic rotation. 

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  • Separation internals: Field Installation and Inspection To Enable The Potential For Good Performance

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/06/2018

    This presentation has the goal to describe how a proper factory inspection and field installation of the separation internals needs to be carried out. The installation and inspection must address the key issues that might occur to avoid poor separator performance.

    The process design of a separator many times requires solutions with a number of complex separation internals, which combined will provide the desired process performance. Even with the best designs, if the separation internals are not fabricated according to the defined requirements, do not fit in the vessel correctly, or even worse, are not properly installed, all the process design efforts are worthless. Field installation and inspection verification of internals is a critical step. This presentation has the goal to describe how a proper factory inspection and field installation of the separation internals needs to be carried out. The installation and inspection must address the key issues that might occur to avoid poor separator performance.

    Joao Paulo Sena

    Senior Project Manager, TechnipFMC

    Mr. Sena is a senior project manager for TechnipFMC, based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Joao Paulo has extensive management experience on EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) projects for oil, gas and water processing modules (pressure vessels, skids, separation internals) for the upstream and downstream markets. He has a Masters of Sciences degree in Aeronautical Engineering by the Brazilian Air Force Institute of Technology (ITA).

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  • Leadership in the Digital Age -- Interview with Shaharuddin Hamid Mustapha

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/31/2018

    Tune in to this 30-minute interview to gain insight into this industry expert’s personal views and professional experiences on how leadership challenges are similar yet different, in the world of digital transformation.

    Leadership is always important in any strategic program, but is the leadership challenge in a digital world any different that in safety or operational excellence programs?  To ensure global viewpoints and perspectives are considered, these interviews will feature top industry leaders who are developing and adopting digital solutions.

    Tune in to this 30-minute interview to gain insight into this industry expert’s personal views and professional experiences on how leadership challenges are similar yet different, in the world of digital transformation.

    Interview with: Shaharuddin Hamid Mustapha, Head of Integrated Operations, Center of Excellence, PETRONAS

    Interviewed by: Steve Smart, Digital Manager, Accenture Consulting

    Shaharuddin Hamid Mustapha

    Head of Integrated Operations, Center of Excellence, PETRONAS

    Shaharuddin leads the digitalization program across the Upstream Business. Currently, he is driving the implementation of digital oilfields, value chain optimization and future field development. He also leads the operations of the PETRONAS Digital Collaboration Centre in the PETRONAS Twin Towers. A Mechanical Engineering graduate, Shaharuddin started his career as a design and performance engineer in Motorsports, completing 5 seasons with the Sauber PETRONAS Formula 1 team. He progressed to managing research & development projects in automotive powertrains, fuel and lubricants testing, subsea robotics and unmanned aerial vehicles at PETRONAS Research before joining the Upstream Business.

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    Members : Free!

    Non-members : USD 50.00

  • An Engineered Approach to Hydraulic Fracture the Vaca Muerta Shale

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/25/2018

    This lecture seeks to explain a systematic approach to characterize, constrain and validate such models through integration of prefrac diagnostic injections, core data, independently-determined fracture dimensions, and postfrac production data. The final objective is to build predictive models that can be used to improve completion strategies in this promising play.

    In recent years, several papers have been published on the subject of rock properties, stress and permeability models in the Vaca Muerta unconventional formation, with the intention of understanding fractured well performance. In most cases, however, these publications have failed on providing sufficient information to adequately describe the generated models, nor have studied in detail the benefits and limitations of applying different schools of thought and incorporating field measurements during the design and evaluation of hydraulic fractures. This lecture seeks to explain a systematic approach to characterize, constrain and validate such models through integration of prefrac diagnostic injections, core data, independently-determined fracture dimensions, and postfrac production data. The final objective is to build predictive models that can be used to improve completion strategies in this promising play.

    Hernan Buijs

    Sr. Reservoir Engineer, Wintershall Holding GmbH

    Mr. Buijs' main interests lie on reservoir characterization, formation damage and reservoir stimulation, with a deep involvement in the area of hydraulic fracturing complex HP/HT reservoirs and all related technology. Hernan is extremely active within the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), currently serving in the Completions & Business, Management and Leadership Advisory Committees. He developed and taught numerous custom made courses on hydraulic fracturing and reservoir characterization as university professor, invited speaker or company in-house expert on matter. He received several local, regional and international awards.  He earned an Industrial Engineering degree and a Petroleum Engineering degree at the Institute of Technology of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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  • METTLER TOLEDO Expert Hour -- Good Titration Practice of Petrochemicals

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/23/2018

    Content for this webinar is provided by METTLER TOLEDO. By registering, your contact information will be shared with the sponsor.

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    This Good Titration Practice (GTP) Petrochemical Webinar offers knowledge and tips to assist you in optimizing your oil and fuel analysis such as Karl Fischer water determination, TAN, TBN, and mercaptans.

    Matt Eby

    Technical Applications Consultant, METTLER TOLEDO

    Mr. Eby has a BA in Chemistry from Ohio University and has worked at METTLER TOLEDO for 15 years in a variety of roles related to titration sales, support, marketing, product management, key account management and technical consultation. Matt is currently a Technical Applications Consultant in the Laboratory Division of METTLER TOLEDO United States. Prior to working at METTLER TOLEDO, Matt worked in a pharmaceutical test lab as a Quality Control Chemist.

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    Content for this webinar is provided by METTLER TOLEDO. By registering, your contact information will be shared with the sponsor.

    About METTLER TOLEDO

    METTLER TOLEDO is a global manufacturer and marketer of scales and analytical instruments for use in laboratory, industrial, and food retailing applications.

  • I MPD……..Do You?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/23/2018

    This discussion will take a close look at Managed Pressure Drilling in the context of Winner or Also Ran. For those new to MPD, a brief overview will allow everyone to be on a common page. Deployment on land, offshore and deepwater will be discussed, with case studies of why it was deployed and if the objective was achieved. Further, each case will also interrogate additional benefits that surpassed expectations. Analysis of MPD failures will also be discussed, so the argument is balanced. On conclusion, the audience will be able to assess for themselves…..is MPD a winner? And if not, why not?

    The drilling community are benefactors of fantastic technology waves that revolutionize how hydrocarbons are brought to society.  Over the years, some tremendous step-changes have completely altered drilling and production strategies.  Think about a few….. the Kelly rig….oh wait, the topdrive!  Mud motors….. the bent sub, the adjustable bend motor, rotary steerable systems……motor driven rotary steerable systems!  Milled tooth bits…..insert bits…..PDC bits…..steerable PDC bits……hybrid bits…..geometrical cutters on PCD bits!  The list goes on, and clearly these evolutions are paradigm shifts.  Others, however, never quite reach their promise.  Coiled tubing drilling, expandable casing, casing while drilling, 6 levels of multi-lateral technology that only subject matter experts can keep straight…….

    What differentiates the winners from the others?  Certainly, the math answers this question for most – dollars per foot.  A quick run on the economics of the project and you realize why some made it and others struggle.  If you dissect this question a bit more, you’ll realize the answer may lie in the beholder of who holds the calculator.  The drilling engineer can easily weigh the cost-benefit analysis against an AFE.  Some of these technologies deliver benefits that reach beyond the drilling engineer’s budget, though.  Reservoir contact, production improvement, well assurance over the life of the well…..these are more difficult equations to solve.  Elimination of trouble is one specific equation that fits squarely in the advanced math category, a place where some bright technologies go to die….

    This discussion will take a close look at Managed Pressure Drilling in the context of Winner or Also Ran.  For those new to MPD, a brief overview will allow everyone to be on a common page.  Deployment on land, offshore and deepwater will be discussed, with case studies of why it was deployed and if the objective was achieved.  Further, each case will also interrogate additional benefits that surpassed expectations.  Analysis of MPD failures will also be discussed, so the argument is balanced.  On conclusion, the audience will be able to assess for themselves…..is MPD a winner?  And if not, why not?

    Blaine Dow

    Drilling Consultant

    Mr. Dow, BSc Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Canada, 1993, skipped his graduation ceremony and joined Anadrill in Western Canada as an MWD engineer.  In 1994 he started directional drilling.  Good fortunes presented an opportunity to work in the Norwegian and Dutch North Sea for a year, preparing him for offshore Eastern Canada, where he spent 3 years on the Hibernia Platform.  After his field career, he’s focused his attention on client drilling challenges in many different capacities with Schlumberger.  The past 8 years, he’s focused his attention on MPD engineering, applications and technology development.  He’s been actively involved in SPE and IADC for the past 10 years, writing papers, serving on committees, and sharing ideas with passionate drillers.  

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  • Introduction to the Digital Oilfield 2.0

    Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The turn of the 21st century brought about more affordable sensors, field automation and process control technology to the industry.

    Description: 

    The turn of the 21st century brought about more affordable sensors, field automation and process control technology to the industry. At the time, the industry was enjoying high oil prices, although natural gas prices were declining due to major new supply discoveries in the Marcellus/Utica. New capital projects were designed, which collected large volumes and varieties of data. The availability of more data drove advances in workflow solutions that combined near-real-time data with structured data in order to produce the first predictive analytics solutions. This placed decision support for offshore drilling of complex wells, directional drilling for horizontal wells, equipment health for critical rotating equipment, water flood and steam flood optimization – onshore, at your fingertips, where your company experts lived.  The arrival of more, real-time systems and different varieties of data stressed the traditional data infrastructure. Data marts, federated or virtual architectures, and workflow orchestration were some of the approaches tried to enable these new workflow demands. This was in the midst of a high-price environment. A good business case could be made to increase production now, or add reserves to produce later. The focus was on volumes, not cost. Projects were scaled down or abandoned once the bottom dropped out of the oil market; turning the focus to cost reduction.

    Duration: 10.5 hours

    Expiration: This course expires 12 months from date of registration.

    Content: 

    • Emerging digital technologies
    • IT and OT convergence
    • Sensors and control systems (SCADA)
    • Remote decision support environments
    • Workflow automation
    • Process optimization        
    • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
    • Big Data
    • Digital core
    • Five stages of digitization

    To purchase this course as part of the series, go to: A Foundation for Petroleum Data Analytics

    Jim Crompton

    Speaker

    Jim retired from Chevron in 2013 after almost 37 years. After moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jim established the Reflections Data Consulting LLC to continue his work in the area of data management and analytics for the Oil & Gas industry. 

    Jim was a Distinguished Lecturer for the Society of Petroleum Engineers in 2010-2011, speaking on the topic of “Putting the Focus on Data.” He is a frequent speaker at SPE conferences on Digital/Intelligent Energy. His interests lie in the full spectrum of the information value chain from data capture, data management, data visualization, data access, modeling and analytics, simulations and serious gaming.

    Jim graduated from the Colorado School of Mines (BS in Geophysical Engineering in 1974 and MS in Geophysics in 1976) before joining Chevron in Denver, Colorado.  He later earned an MBA degree (1996) from Our Lady of the Lake University (San Antonio, Texas).

    In 1999, Crompton was elected to the position of chair of the general committee of PIDX (Petroleum Industry Data Exchange), the API electronic commerce subcommittee.  Jim was able to influence the direction of the standards setting activities towards emerging technologies, such as XML, and new electronic business models in the energy industry.

    In acknowledgement of his contributions in applications of information technology to business problems, Jim was named a Chevron Fellow in 2002. In 2013, Jim co-authored a book, titled The Future Belongs to the Digital Engineer with Dr. Dutch Holland, focusing on the issues of the impact of emerging digital technology on oil and gas operations.

    In 2017, Jim was named as the PNEC Cornerstone award winner. Jim was selected to be on the board of the SPE Digital Energy Technology Section (DETS) and is chair of the Digital Transformation committee under DETS. Starting January, 2018, Jim teaches a graduate level course in “Petroleum Data Analytics” at the Colorado School of Mines.

    1.1 CEUs and 11 PDHs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

    To purchase this course as part of the series, go to: A Foundation for Petroleum Data Analytics