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  • Gas Processing and NGL Markets

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course offers an overview of the expanding gas processing sector, which has been impacted by the rapid development of unconventional gas. It explains how rich natural gas is first separated into methane and NGL and transported to fractionation plants, where it is separated into ethane, LPGs (propane and butanes) and natural gasoline.

    Description:

    This course offers an overview of the expanding gas processing sector, which has been impacted by the rapid development of unconventional gas. It explains how rich natural gas is first separated into methane and NGL and transported to fractionation plants, where it is separated into ethane, LPGs (propane and butanes) and natural gasoline. Special attention is given to the various uses for these liquid hydrocarbons, the market prices and economics of various rich gas streams when separated and marketed into individual components and their historical international market supply-demand and pricing profiles.

    Duration:  2 hours

    Content:

    • Overview
    • Gas Processing and Fractionation
    • Market Options for Natural Gas Liquids
    • Supply, Demand and Pricing of Natural Gas Liquids
    • Comparison of Market Values of Dry and Rich Gases
    • Midstream Fees and Revenues from Gas Processing
    • Summary
    • References
    • Appendix: Some Gas Industry Acronyms



    0.2 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

  • Reservoir Management

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Describes the reservoir management techniques used to maximize production.

    Description:

    Describes the reservoir management techniques used to maximize production. Once production begins, the reservoir is only a part of a larger system, and understanding the relationships among all elements--the wellbore, tubing string, artificial lift equipment, surface control devices, separators, treaters, tanks and measuring devices--is crucial to economical and safe recovery.

    Duration:  1 hour, 40 minutes

    Content:

    • Rock and Fluid Properties
    • Natural Drive Mechanisms in Petroleum Reservoirs
    • Improved Oil Recovery
    • Reservoir Simulation
    • Reservoir Management: References and Additional Information



    0.17 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

  • Oil and Gas Industry Overview

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    A comprehensive overview of the industry; learn what petroleum is, where it comes from and how it affects all of our lives on a daily basis. NOTE: This module is available in multiple languages including English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian and Arabic.

    Description:

    A comprehensive overview of the industry; learn what petroleum is, where it comes from and how it affects all of our lives on a daily basis. Become familiar with the various phases of the Oil and Gas Value Chain - upstream, midstream and downstream - the key industry players, the basics of oil and gas supply, demand and pricing and the challenges that the industry faces as demand for these important forms of energy grows by 50% in the next 25 years.

    NOTE: This module is available in multiple languages including English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian and Arabic.


    Duration:  2 hours

    Content:

    • Overview
    • Crude Oil and Natural Gas: From Source to Final Products
    • Measurement Units and Conversion Factors
    • Oil and Gas Value Chain
    • Main Global Players in the International Petroleum Industry
    • World Primary Energy Markets and the Role of Hydrocarbons
    • Important Oil and Gas Statistical References
    • Websites of Importance
    • Acknowledgments

    Members: USD 115.00

    Non-members: USD 150.00


    0.2 CEUs offered

  • Offshore Production Facilities

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Starting with a broad look at the offshore oil and gas industry, including its history, current scope, trends, challenges and an overview of regulatory environments, this Topic examines the primary design considerations for offshore production facilities and identifies key drivers and decision factors in offshore project development.

    Description:

    Starting with a broad look at the offshore oil and gas industry, including its history, current scope, trends, challenges and an overview of regulatory environments, this Topic examines the primary design considerations for offshore production facilities and identifies key drivers and decision factors in offshore project development. It goes on to describe the various types of platforms, surface components and subsea production facilities: their design features, equipment components operating considerations and areas of application. Included are discussions of offshore pipelines, production equipment and operations, and requirements for decommissioning and removal of offshore facilities. The presentation concludes with case studies of deepwater operations in West Africa and the Gulf of Mexico.

    Duration:  3 hours, 20 minutes

    Content:

    • Overview Of The Offshore Petroleum Industry
    • Primary Design Considerations For Offshore Production Facilities
    • Development Project Drivers And Key Decision Factors
    • Platforms And Surface Facilities
    • Subsea Production Facilities
    • Offshore Pipelines
    • Offshore Production Equipment And Operations
    • Decommissioning And Removal Of Offshore Facilities
    • Offshore Development: Case Studies
    • Offshore Production Facilities: References and Additional Information


    Members: USD 115.00

    Non-members: USD 150.00

    0.33 CEUs offered.

  • Well Planning

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Introduces the drilling procedure and provides a clear "blueprint" for the safe, efficient drilling of a well. Integrates the mud, casing, bit, cementing and safety programs. Presents an understanding of how a well proposal is initiated and justified economically.

    Description:

    Introduces the drilling procedure and provides a clear "blueprint" for the safe, efficient drilling of a well. Integrates the mud, casing, bit, cementing and safety programs. Presents an understanding of how a well proposal is initiated and justified economically.

    Duration: 3 hours 20 minutes

    Content:

    • Well Planning Overview
    • Well Selection
    • AFE Preparation
    • Well Plan Organization and Data Gathering
    • Well Design Considerations
    • Rig Design Considerations
    • Procedures
    • Drilling Contracts
    • Cost Reviews
    • Well Planning: References and Additional Information


    0.33 CEUs offered.

    Members: USD 115.00

    Non-members: USD 150.00

  • Gas-Lift

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/21/2014

    This is the third in a series of eight webinars on Artificial Lift. Click to find out more information about this event and the rest of the series!

    Join us for this SPE Webinar Series on Artificial Lift! This series includes eight webinars on artificial lift technologies at an introductory level.

    The first webinar introduces participants to what, why and how of the artificial lift space. Webinars two through seven will present one form of artificial lift method with basic discussion on its components and application envelope. The final webinar is on production optimization with artificial lift, digital oil field implementation examples. Animations and questions will be introduced for audience engagement and participation.

    Each webinar will be about one-hour long followed by Q&A.

    Webinar 1: Introduction to Artificial Lift Aug 27 '14
    Webinar 2: Reciprocating Rod Lift (RRL) Sep 23 '14
    Webinar 3: Gas-Lift Oct 21 '14
    Webinar 4: Progressing Cavity Pumping (PCP) Nov 19 '14
    Webinar 5: Electrical Submersible Pumping (ESP) Dec 16 '14
    Webinar 6: Hydraulic Lift: Jet Pump & Piston Pump Jan 13 '15
    Webinar 7: Plunger Lift and Capillary Deliquification Feb 10 '15
    Webinar 8: Production Optimization for Artificial Lift Mar 3 '15


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    Rajan Chokshi

    Weatherford International

    Rajan Chokshi works for Weatherford International as Director of training and business development for artificial lift and production optimization systems in Houston. In a career spanning over 30 years, Rajan has worked on many petroleum and software engineering projects globally in the areas of multi-phase flow, artificial lift design, and production optimization. He continues to teach professional courses in these areas. His interests are developing and nurturing young talent globally, technology integration and commercialization. Rajan holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the IIT-Kanpur, India, and a Ph.D. in Petroleum from the University of Tulsa, USA.

    Bill Lane

    Weatherford Artificial Lift Systems

    Bill Lane is an artificial-lift technologies consultant with 40 years of oil and gas experience. In addition to serving on the Weatherford unconventional resources team, he held executive positions in the Company's progressing cavity pump, elastomers, compression equipment, artificial lift, and completion equipment disciplines. Before joining Weatherford in 1994, Bill managed various US and international engineering and manufacturing operations at Halliburton. In 2003, he received a Harts E&P Special Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation. In 2015, he received an SPE Gulf Coast Section Award for Distinguished Contribution to Petroleum Engineering.

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  • Assessment of Forecast Uncertainty in Mature Reservoirs

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/21/2014

    Presented by Jorge Landa

    Modern and efficient reservoir management is imperative, given the ever-increasing demand for oil. Making the right decision on reservoir development utilizing all available data in a timely manner is the key to a successful operation. For mature reservoirs, this requires high-quality uncertainty assessment of long-term performance forecast estimations. One critical and difficult component of the total uncertainty in forecasting is the one that stems from the implicit uncertainty in the geological and reservoir simulation models. In fact, regardless of the amount of reservoir data that we collect, there is no way to define the reservoir model uniquely. This reality suggests that we use an integrated probabilistic framework and incorporate production data into the reservoir model to reduce the associated uncertainty in reservoir characterization and performance forecasting.

    The technical challenge is in obtaining a probabilistic description of the reservoir models. For mature reservoirs, this implies finding not one, but a large number of reservoir models that are consistent not only with the geological data but also with the production data. Applying smart sampling techniques combined with Monte Carlo simulation within a probabilistic framework, and utilizing available high-performance computing resources, it is feasible to find multiple solutions to the history matching problem. These solutions, in turn, can be used to estimate uncertainty for making good-quality reservoir management decisions in a realistic time frame. This presentation demonstrates the practicality of an approach to solve this critical problem using a real field example.

    Jorge Landa

    Research Consultant, Chevron Energy Technology Co.

    Jorge Landa is a research consultant in reservoir engineering with Chevron Energy Technology Co. in Houston, TX. His work experience before joining Chevron includes 15 years with Halliburton. He holds MS and PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University and a Mechanical Engineering degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has written papers in the areas of history matching, uncertainty assessment, well testing and data integration in reservoir characterization.

    Jorge was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the 2007-08 lecture season.


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  • Completion of Hydrocarbon Bearing Shale Reservoir – SPE Distinguished Lecturer

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/17/2014

    Presented by George Waters

    The Distinguished Lecturer Program Presents:

    The development of source rocks as commercial hydrocarbon resources has dramatically affected the production of natural gas in the United States. A similar impact is now being made with the production of oil from organic shales. Exploitation of source rocks as reservoirs has generated interest around the globe with operators in many countries now evaluating the potential for their respective shales.


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    George Waters, Technical Manager, Unconventional Completions, Schlumberger.

    Mr. Waters is responsible for the geomechanical assessment and completion design of organic shale reservoirs under exploration and initial development outside of North America. He has performed appraisals of hydraulic fracture dimensions and producibility via laboratory and field measurements on multiple reservoirs in over of 20 countries on six continents.

    Mr. Waters has been involved in the stimulation optimization of organic shales since 2000 and has extensive experience in shale basins throughout North America. He is located in Oklahoma City. He holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from West Virginia University, a MS in Environmental Engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a MS in Petroleum Engineering from Institut Francais du Petrole.

    Mr. Waters was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2009-10.

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  • Understanding and Managing Budgets

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    This course focuses on the basics of budgeting for organizations. It should prove helpful for any manager who needs to know about budgeting.

    You will learn about master budgets and the operating budgets managers use on a daily basis. You will calculate some simple budgets and will be exposed to cash budgeting. Other kinds of budgets (Activity-based budgeting (ABB); Zero-based budgeting (ZBB); Flexible budgeting; project budgeting) are also reviewed along with the process of budgeting.

  • Research Fellowship Award winners – Part 2: Advances on Sparse Representation of Reservoir Properties, Fluid Characterization Methods for Steam-Solvent Co-Injection, and Full-Resolution Simulations of Multi-Scale Processes

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/15/2014

    In November 2012, SPE named the six inaugural winners of the SPE Research Fellowship Award. The award provides initial seed funding to new faculty for creative research ideas and enables them to secure initial research funding to establish their network and credibility with the industry, in their field of study. It is also directed at developing and retaining faculty. This webinar is the second of two webinars, presenting the findings of three of the six award winners: Behnam Jafarpour, Ryosuke Okuno and Rami M. Younis.

    In November 2012, SPE named the six inaugural winners of the SPE Research Fellowship Award. The award provides initial seed funding to new faculty for creative research ideas and enables them to secure initial research funding to establish their network and credibility with the industry, in their field of study. It is also directed at developing and retaining faculty.

    This webinar is the second of two webinars, presenting the findings of three of the six award winners: Behnam Jafarpour, Ryosuke Okuno and Rami M. Younis.


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    Behnam Jafarpour

    Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

    Behnam Jafarpour is an assistant professor of petroleum and electrical engineering at USC Viterbi School of Engineering. From 2008 to 2011, he served as an assistant professor of petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University. He holds a PhD in environmental engineering and a SM degree in electrical engineering from MIT.

    Jafarpour currently leads the Subsurface Energy and Environmental Systems lab at USC focusing on systems-based approaches to characterization and development of subsurface energy and environmental resources.

    Ryosuke Okuno

    Assistant Professor, University of Alberta

    Ryosuke Okuno has served as an Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta since 2010. His research and teaching interests include enhanced oil recovery, thermal oil recovery, numerical reservoir simulation, thermodynamics, and multiphase behavior.

    Okuno has seven years of industrial experience as a reservoir engineer with Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd., and is a registered Professional Engineer in Alberta, Canada. He holds BE and ME degrees in Geosystem Engineering from the University of Tokyo, and a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

    Rami M. Younis

    Assistant Professor, University of Tulsa

    Rami M. Younis is an Assistant Professor at the McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering at The University of Tulsa. He is the Founder and Director of the Future Reservoir Simulation Systems and Technology (FuRSST) industrial research consortium. At FuRSST, he is working towards a future where predictive numerical simulators will literally write themselves, exploit their own insights into physics to expedite computation, and aid the invention of breakthrough technologies.

    Dr. Younis holds a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering and two MS degrees in Scientific Computing & Computational Mathematics and in Petroleum Engineering, all from Stanford University. He earned his B.Eng. degree with Honors in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University in Canada.

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