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  • Collaborative Negotiation Skills

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/15/2019

    The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. Successful negotiations, as measured by a win-–win agreement, require that you invest time and effort in managing your negotiation from start to finish. It is a lot of work, but it is worth the effort needed to secure a win-win outcome. This webinar will reference many concepts, processes, and tools that you can use to achieve a win-win outcome.

    Business-to-Business (B2B) Collaborative Negotiations: The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. Successful negotiations, as measured by a win-–win agreement, require that you invest time and effort in managing your negotiation from start to finish. It is a lot of work, but it is worth the effort needed to secure a win-win outcome. This webinar will reference many concepts, processes, and tools that you can use to achieve a win-win outcome. Negotiations are a normal part of an ongoing business relationship with your suppliers, customers and business partners. The goal of this webinar is to provide you with the skills needed to conduct a successful negotiation while strengthening the relationship between you and the other party. It is not unusual, even after preparing a detailed scope of work, that the other party wishes to change your offer. You should never feel your submitted offer is final, so in a spirit of collaborative negotiation, it is your responsibility to work with the other party to better satisfy their needs and still maintain the value of your offer. This is achieved by taking a flexible approach to finding mutually beneficial trades to modify the offer. This webinar describes the processes you can follow to prepare and skillfully manage the negotiation meeting to arrive at a win–win agreement. Finally, you know that not all negotiators will come to a negotiation with the principled win-win approach.  The other party may use pressuring tactics to obtain a concession from you in an effort to secure a better deal for them. The last part of this wibnar discusses how to effectively handle competitive negotiators in an effort to get them back on track to finding a win–win agreement. 

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by JP Amlin and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from JP Amlin.

    JP Amlin

    Senior Training Consultant

    Mr. Amlin is a Senior Training Consultant with extensive experience in the technology and energy industries working with suppliers and operators. JP delivers fundamental and advanced sales programs to sell side companies and contract management to buy side companies globally.  He is the author of several publications relating to marketing, complex sales and advanced contracting methods.

    Prior to becoming a consultant, JP was Manager of Worldwide Sales Training for Schlumberger for 13 years. In this role he developed the content of Schlumberger’s sales training program, consisting of 15 different programs covering basic, intermediate and advanced training in selling skills, strategic sales plan development and execution, account management, sales management, negotiations, and demand generation. Prior to leading the sales training organization, JP was Vice President of Information Technology for Schlumberger’s Asia and Middle East regions. JP was also President of Schlumberger Indonesia and lived in Indonesia for 14 years. Prior to his roles in APAC, JP led the Schlumberger sales force in Canada and Alaska and brings a wealth of real-world experience in executive level operations management, sales and sales management.


     

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  • Oil and Gas in the Era of Decarbonization

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/10/2019

    The new abundance of natural gas resources (from both conventional and unconventional sources) and ever-expanding LNG capabilities provide opportunities for fuel switching from coal to natural gas around the world.

    The new abundance of natural gas resources (from both conventional and unconventional sources) and ever-expanding LNG capabilities provide opportunities for fuel switching from coal to natural gas around the world. As demonstrated by the dramatic decrease in CO2 emissions associated with electrical power generation in the United States, fuel switching from coal to natural gas has the potential to yield immediate, and significant, climate benefits in many countries around the world. The benefits to air quality are equally important in many areas where coal-related air pollution poses a significant threat to human health. In addition, the widespread availability of global gas resources (and natural gas liquids) has the potential to provide critically needed thermal fuels for cooking and heating in the developing world and obviating the dramatic health impacts associated with indoor air pollution. Finally, to limit global warming to 2°C (as agreed to in the Paris Accords) massive amounts of CO2 need to be sequestered in the subsurface by mid-century. Extensive use of depleted oil and gas reservoirs for CO2 storage represents the only reasonable strategy for sequestering sufficient volumes of CO2 to significantly reduce GHG emissions and thus positively limit climate change. The oil and gas industry of the future needs to be in the businesses of producing hydrocarbons and sequestering CO2.

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Dr. Mark D. Zoback and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Dr. Mark D. Zoback.

    Dr. Mark D. Zoback

    Stanford University

    Dr. Zoback is the Benjamin M. Page Professor of Geophysics at Stanford University, Director of the Stanford Natural Gas Initiative and Co-Director of the Stanford Center for Induced and Triggered Seismicity as well as the Co-Director of the Stanford Center for Carbon Storage.  Dr. Zoback conducts research on in situ stress, fault mechanics, and reservoir geomechanics with an emphasis on shale gas, tight gas and tight oil production. He is the author of a textbook entitled Reservoir Geomechanics published by Cambridge University Press in 2007, now in its 15th printing and is the author/co-author of approximately 400 technical papers. His online course in reservoir geomechanics has been completed by approximately 10,000 students from around the world. His newest book, entitled Unconventional Reservoir Geomechanics (written with former PhD student Arjun Kohli), was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. Dr. Zoback has received a number of awards and honors including election to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 2011.  He served on the National Academy of Engineering committee investigating the Deepwater Horizon accident and the Secretary of Energy’s committee on shale gas development and environmental protection. He currently serves as the Chair-elect of the SPE Technical Committee on CCUS as well as the SPE Task Force on Climate Change.

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  • How Do We Quantify Subsurface Uncertainty and Reduce It?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/02/2019

    ​All subsurface models derived from seismic and offset well data have uncertainties inherent in the data even after all possible steps have been taken to process the data to maximize the accuracy. There is, however, one more step that could be taken – to quantify the remaining uncertainty. This is a relatively new technology that has value in exploration and drilling. For drilling applications this means a statistical 3D earth model at the well location instead of a fixed, deterministic one.

    All subsurface models derived from seismic and offset well data have uncertainties inherent in the data even after all possible steps have been taken to process the data to maximize the accuracy. There is, however, one more step that could be taken – to quantify the remaining uncertainty. This is a relatively new technology that has value in exploration and drilling. For drilling applications this means a statistical 3D earth model at the well location instead of a fixed, deterministic one.

    The drilling marker positions (depths) are represented as the best estimate plus an uncertainty distribution, for example 10% - 90% probability window, around it. Similarly pore pressure estimates, derived from velocities, come with confidence bounds. Statistical subsurface enables better well plans and contingencies before the spud and better decision making while drilling.

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Dr. Cengiz Esmersoy and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Dr. Cengiz Esmersoy.

    Dr. Cengiz Esmersoy

    Technology Advisor, Schlumberger

    Dr. Esmersoy is a Technology Advisor with Schlumberger in the areas of geophysics, drilling, logging, and integrated solutions. He has a large number of publications and received Hart's E&P Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation (twice), OTC Spotlight on Technology Award (twice), the SEG Best Paper at The Leading Edge award, and a number of company recognitions including the Performed by Schlumberger Chairman's Award. Cengiz has a Ph.D. from M.I.T. and has been active with SEG, SPE, EAGE, and SPWLA, serving in many committees and organizing events. He has been the GEOPHYSICS Associate Editor and the Chairman of the SEG Research Committee.

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  • Wax Deposition and Hydrate Transport Modeling for Flow Assurance and Its Application in Field Design

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/26/2019

    This webinar will describe the wax deposition and hydrate transport models chosen and the importance of its integration into a generic, but well proven multiphase transient simulator framework. The use and importance of these integrated flow assurance models will be briefly demonstrated through a field conceptual design application with results.

    To minimize capital costs, operating companies are choosing to produce oil and gas through longer and longer subsea tie-backs. Transportation of multiphase gas, oil and aqueous mixture over long pipelines under high pressure and low subsea temperatures present some unique challenges. One of the most important challenges in flow assurance for such more common long pipeline designs is the possibility of blockage due to hydrate formation and/or wax deposition.

    This webinar will describe the wax deposition and hydrate transport models chosen and the importance of its integration into a generic, but well proven multiphase transient simulator framework. The use and importance of these integrated flow assurance models will be briefly demonstrated through a field conceptual design application with results.

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Dr. Neeraj Zambare and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Dr. Neeraj Zambare.

    Dr. Neeraj Zambare

    Product Director of LedaFlow, Kongsberg Digital

    Dr. Zambare is responsible for the business development, R&D and strategy of LedaFlow, a well-known transient multiphase flow simulator, which is one of the rare available options in the market for high fidelity transient flow assurance work. Throughout his career, Dr. Zambare has worked in the area of dynamic simulation with oil and gas industry as the main focus. He has consulted on various deep water, shallow water and onshore assets from early design phase of projects to operations. He has nearly 20 years of experience in building, delivering and consulting on training simulator systems, real-time online systems, flow assurance studies and process engineering studies. Prior to his role with LedaFlow, he has held focused technical roles as Product Manager of K-Spice (dynamic Process Simulation software) and Principal Engineer for Real-time online advisory systems. He has many technical papers to his credit and also gave number of presentations at various conferences and workshops. He has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University.

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  • Leadership in the Digital Age -- Interview with Bart Stafford

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/25/2019

    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 different in a digital world any different than for safety or for operational excellence programs? This podcast series will ask leadership of global oil & gas companies for their views and experiences on how leadership challenges are similar or different in the world of digital transformation.

    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: Bart Stafford, Senior Vice President, Epsis

    Interviewed by: Helen Gilman, VP at Wipro, Oil and Gas Consulting and Solutions

    Bart Stafford

    Senior Vice President, Epsis

    Mr. Stafford has been focused on implementing Integrated Operations (IO) solutions over the last 15 years of his career. He is currently a senior leader in Epsis, a Norwegian based Integrated Operations solutions company. He previously led Wipro’s global upstream production consulting organization, and prior to that he led SAIC’s global digital oilfield solution group.

    He started his professional career with Mobil Oil and later moved to Burlington Resources where he progressed through technology management roles.  Bart holds a degree in business data processing from Stephen F. Austin State University and a management certificate in energy from Rice University. 

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  • AI/ML Drilling Systems Need Timely Trusted Data to Deliver Trusted Results

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​Real-time data now represents a growing stream of scores of channels of digital data being fed concurrently to numerous receiving entities in the operator's remote monitoring amenities, at contractor centers and other facilities. Analytics are applied to data channels to signal or predict deviations from expected readings that require attention. For such systems to work effectively and reliably the input data must be trustworthy.

    Real-time data now represents a growing stream of scores of channels of digital data being fed concurrently to numerous receiving entities in the operator's remote monitoring amenities, at contractor centers and other facilities. Analytics are applied to data channels to signal or predict deviations from expected readings that require attention. For such systems to work effectively and reliably the input data must be trustworthy.

    Establishing trust in a digital, i.e. binary, manner requires more rigor than what would be performed by a human observer. The boundary conditions for trust must be codified into rules that are grouped in a policy suitable for each data stream. Such conditions could include e.g. temperature range for a sensor outside of which readings are invalid.

    The standards-based transmittals of WITSML data can be augmented with Data Assurance that codifies the rules that have established each data sample’s “pass” or “fail” status. To avoid cluttering the transmission channels, samples are transmitted with a blank Data Assurance field if the relevant policy was satisfied; the metadata indicating the rule or rules that were failed and the policy they are attached to are sent only with samples that failed. This information can be ingested by automated analytical tools.

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Jay Hollingsworth and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Jay Hollingsworth.

    Jay Hollingsworth

    Chief Technology Officer, Energistics

    Jay Hollingsworth is currently Chief Technology Officer for Energistics. In this role, he is responsible for the technical adequacy of the standards stewarded by the organization, including WITSML, PRODML, and RESQML among others.

    Jay has a BS plus post-graduate studies in Chemical Engineering at Tulane University in New Orleans. In addition, he attended graduate school in Computer Science at University of Texas in Dallas. As his career advanced as an Environmental and Process Engineer, he focused on technical computing – first as a consultant and then for 20 years at Mobil Oil. At Mobil he was responsible for the data model of their FINDER global master data store and the suite of engineering applications in global use. After leaving ExxonMobil, he spent time in Landmark’s data modeling group before settling at Schlumberger. He spent 10 years at Schlumberger where he was responsible for the data modeling group and was the Portfolio manager for the Seabed database technology. After Schlumberger, he was an Industry Principal at Oracle, focusing on oil & gas solutions.

    Jay is active in numerous industry organizations, including APSG, ISO, SPE and SEG. He was a Technical Editor of the SPE Microcomputer Journal and is currently on the Board of the SPE Digital Energy Technical Section. He was a long-time member of the Board of Directors of PPDM and served as past president of APSG.

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  • Using Downhole Fiber Optic Temperature Sensing Technology to Monitor, Control and Improve Well Performance

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2019

    Presented by Dr. Ding Zhu

    Downhole sensing technology today provide engineers continuous measurements for flow condition diagnosis. The measurements include temperature, pressure, acoustic, and strain, with distributed temperature sensors (DTS) and distributed acoustic sensors (DAS) being more commonly used compared with other measurements. Since the optical fiber technology introduced to the industry, it has advanced dramatically. Many field applications have been proven effective and beneficial. From downhole flow condition characterization, we can diagnose flow problems, monitor, control, and optimize producing and injecting well performance, monitor well stimulation, both matrix acidizing and hydraulic fracturing, and optimize treatment designs. There are rich field application examples to show the potential of the technology.

    One of the keys of applying downhole sensing technology is to develop models and methodologies to interpret the senor measurements. This is challenging, because from data collection and processing, to model development, to invert the measured parameters to flow profiles, it is extremely mathematical and computationally intensive. In this lecture, we will review current status of downhole sensing technology, explain the available models and approaches for interpretation, and present field application examples including production profiling, horizontal well flow control, matrix acidizing optimization and multi-stage hydraulic fracture diagnosis. The lecture is based on publications by the author and other SPE publications. The lecture illustrates the power of DTS as a tool for production problem diagnosis and well performance optimization.

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Dr. Ding Zhu and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Dr. Ding Zhu.

    Dr. Ding Zhu

    Professor, Petroleum Engineering Department, Texas A&M University

    Dr. Zhu holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China, a MS and PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering, both from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research areas are production engineering, well stimulation, intelligent well modeling and complex well-performance optimization. Dr. Zhu is an author of more than 150 technical papers, a co-author of text book, Petroleum Production Systems (2nd edition), and a co-author of a SPE book, Multilateral Wells. She has been a committee member and chairperson for many conferences and events with Society of Petroleum Engineers, and is currently an associate editor for SPE Production and Operation Journal. She is a Distinguished Member of SPE.

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  • Transparency in Measurements

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/17/2019

    ​Systems automation consumes digital data. Without reliable known data automation systems are inherently unstable. The problem is compounded when users do not own or control the measurements systems, as is required for interoperability. It is therefore important to understand the quality and reliability of the measurement systems being used in drilling automation, and to take steps to ensure that measurement systems are transparent. This webinar will explore significant work in this area, based on published SPE papers.

    Systems automation consumes digital data. Without reliable known data automation systems are inherently unstable. The problem is compounded when users do not own or control the measurements systems, as is required for interoperability. It is therefore important to understand the quality and reliability of the measurement systems being used in drilling automation, and to take steps to ensure that measurement systems are transparent. This webinar will explore significant work in this area, based on published SPE papers.

    This first topic is based on SPE 174874 “A Framework for Transparency in Drilling Mechanics and Dynamics Measurements”, which examines the current confusion that exists in drilling mechanics and dynamics measurements. It recommends measurement practices and good processing techniques of these measurements, with examples, and presents a recommended open measurement framework. Adoption of this framework will resolve the current state of confusion and uncertainty, enable all parties to develop monitoring, advising and control applications that use these data, and help lower well costs and improve borehole quality.

    The second topic is based on SPE 189626 “ Operator’s Group, Rig Contractors, and OEM/Service Company Work to Solve Rig data Quality Issues”, which looks at quality issues with rig measurement systems, proposing quality practices among data providers and consumers. Widely adopted practices will support and drive requirements for sensor quality, calibration, field verification and maintenance. This standardization enables improved drilling operations, automation, data analysis and big data processing.

    The final topic will explore SPE 194082 “Creating Open Source Models, Test Cases, and Data for Oilfield Drilling Challenges” which proposes creating an open source repository of models, source code and data. The intent is to encourage the reuse of continuously improving models and coding efforts, and good data sets for verifying and validating the models. An open source repository for drilling will speed up the rate of learning and automation development.

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by John Macpherson, Paul Pastusek, Michael Behounek and Richard Harmer and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from John Macpherson, Paul Pastusek, Michael Behounek and Richard Harmer.

    John Macpherson

    Chief Consulting Scientist, Drilling Services, Baker Hughes, a GE Company

    During his more than 40 years in the oil industry John has participated in exploratory drilling operations -- primarily in remote areas of South Amercia -- and in various positions in drilling research. His focus has been on exploration and drilling: starting with geology, through geomechanics, drilling modeling, to drilling dynamics and drilling systems automation. He has published about 40 papers, holds more than 30 granted patents, is a past Chairman of the SPE DSATS, and a member of the JPT editorial committee.

    Paul Pastusek

    Drilling Mechanics Advisor, Wells Technical Organization, ExxonMobil Upstream Integrated Solutions

    Paul has 41 years of experience working on drilling mechanics issues. His areas of expertise are: automation, drill string dynamics, steerable systems, borehole quality, bit applications, cutting mechanics, rig instrumentation and control systems, and failure analysis. Paul has a BSME from Texas A&M University and a MBA from the University of Houston. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, holds 39 US patents and has written 25 papers on drilling technology. 

    Michael Behounek

    Head of Drilling and Completions, Apache Corporation

    Michael leads a team of experts who support global operations and pursues technology advancement to drive improvement, increase value to Apache. He is a degreed Mechanical Engineer from University of Michigan with a Master’s in Business from Pepperdine. His 37 years of experience lies in drilling engineering, operations, performance improvement, and contracting. In technology, he has led numerous projects in drilling mechanics and dynamics, rig design and drilling automation. Current projects include an agnostic, edge drilling advisory system deployed to all of Apache rigs for the past three years.

    Richard Harmer

    Architect, Schlumberger’s Well Construction Platform

    Richard has been with Schlumberger for 19 years where he started his career as an MWD engineer, and has subsequently held positions as a; Drilling Domain Expert, Product Champion, and a Program Manager for land drilling rig development. Richard’s technical interests include drilling mechanics and dynamics, drilling interpretation and inference, and drilling automation. He has authored and/or co-authored more than 10 technical papers and holds 4 patents. He holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University in the UK.

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  • Causes for Cement Plug Failures and Proactive Measures to Maximize Success

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    It is quite well known within the Industry that cement plug placement and its success in the first attempt is challenging. There are multitude of reasons for failures, such as improper hole cleaning, lack of adequate support for the cement plug, placement techniques, inadequate volume etc. T

    It is quite well known within the Industry that cement plug placement and its success in the first attempt is challenging. There are multitude of reasons for failures, such as improper hole cleaning, lack of adequate support for the cement plug, placement techniques, inadequate volume etc. This presentation will aim at first understanding the main challenges and causes of failures and then provide guidance on best practices to minimize failures and maximize success. It will encompass Fluid selection, placement techniques and use of softwares so that a comprehensive approach can be adopted as recommendations to address these challenges to minimize the risks of failures.

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Deepak Khatri and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Deepak Khatri.

    Deepak Khatri

    Product Line Director, Cementing, Baker Hughes

    Mr. Khatri has a total of twenty-two years of industry experience, spread across the Middle East, Europe, Africa and North America. He has worked primarily in oil well cementing and has specialized in the areas of Technical support, design, execution, evaluation of cementing jobs including business and training in relation to cementing. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bombay University and a Masters’ in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University. To his credit, he has co-authored SPE papers and has published oil well cementing related articles for trade shows. He has delivered presentations at SPE and other Industry Leading Forums.

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  • The Dream Well – Closing the Gap in Completions

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/12/2019

    Horizontals, Multi-zone, Openhole Packers, Barefoot, ICDs, ICVs, Frac Valves, Plug and Perf, Unconventional – Why are there so many lower completion types? There is a better way – all lower completions could be redesigned as a two-trip and intervention capable system.

    Horizontals, Multi-zone, Openhole Packers, Barefoot, ICDs, ICVs, Frac Valves, Plug and Perf, Unconventional – Why are there so many lower completion types? There is a better way – all lower completions could be redesigned as a two-trip and intervention capable system. Such systems could provide higher value and flexibility for unforeseen circumstances enabling future remediation. Scope changes could be made using OPEX adjustments rather than CAPEX investments. Sensor and  actuator reliability would increase as they become replaceable. Such a system could have permanent compartment packers and tubulars, but the flow control and flow sensing elements would be replaceable, upgradeable, and reconfigurable, optimizing the completion for the life of the well. The industry should create a single completions type that can be reconfigured “on demand” into all the types we presently use. The net result would be a hassle free, “Dream Well.”

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Brett Bouldin and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Brett Bouldin.

    Brett Bouldin

    Petroleum Engineering Consultant, Saudi Aramco

    Mr. Bouldin is a Petroleum Engineering Consultant with Saudi Aramco with 36 years of product development experience in the completions industry. His career started with Baker Hughes, then he became a founding member of WellDynamics, which is now a Halliburton company prior to his appointment at Saudi Aramco for the previous 9 years. Brett initiates and manages Saudi Aramco’s completions development projects focusing on new tool deployments that would improve production recovery. He has authored 12 technical papers and articles with 38 granted US patents. Brett holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas and Saudi Arabia.

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