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Management and Information

All online education for the Management and Information discipline.

Live Webinars

  • How Do We Quantify Subsurface Uncertainty and Reduce It?

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 10/02/2019 at 9:30 AM (EDT)

    ​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.

  • Data Science Project from End to End: A Sucker-Rod Pump Example

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 10/16/2019 at 11:30 AM (EDT)

    The concepts behind the digital oilfield will be discussed and how they fit together into creating an ecosystem to deliver value. Concrete elements will be presented that illustrate the entire value chain and technology stack necessary to deliver on the promise of the digital oilfield. We illustrate this vision with a concrete example in which live data from an entire oilfield full of sucker-rod pumps is fed into a central facility, analyzed for predictive maintenance, and used to perform proactive maintenance on the pumps.

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

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 11/06/2019 at 9:30 AM (EST)

    ​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.

All Online Education

  • Transparency in Measurements

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​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.

  • Enabling Safer Offshore Energy Operations: Current Advances in Safety and Risk Assessment

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Investigation of past incidents always reveal deficiencies that are not directly equipment-related, but may be non-technical in nature, such as procedural deviation, inadequate communication etc. Past risk assessment models only provide semi-quantitative approaches to incorporate them in the risk assessment and cannot capture their dynamic nature and dependency in a single model. Current research takes up the challenge of developing a framework and step-by-step methodology for quantitatively merging technical, operational, human and organizational factors contributing to the cumulative risk of a barrier failure. It also addresses their dynamic changes with time, considers their interactions with each other and incorporates the uncertainty of parameter estimation to assess the cumulative risk in a facility.

  • Preparing the Next Generation Workforce for the Digital Transformation of the Oil and Gas Industry – Interview with Leslie Malone

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    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.

  • Capturing our Geomechanics Legacy to Understand Its Future -- Interview with Dr. Maurice Dusseault

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Tune in to this 30-minute interview to gain insight into this industry expert’s personal views and professional experiences on why they chose to focus on the Geomechanics field; what it was like when they began working in it; its evolution and where they see Geomechanics going in the future.

  • Rig Security in the IOT World

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    A growing trend in our industry is to move from back-office (and potentially isolated) processing to data fed analysis and decision making at the edge were the drilling bit meets the geology. To accomplish this level of integration and data-centric automation, analytical engines have an insatiable hunger for data! With traditional workflows this data would reside in a corporate data store protected by physical and logical barriers to secure and protect it as a corporate asset. In this new world of edge-based analytics, we need to balance this thirst for data with the need for protection of the data asset and security from digital threats. In this webinar we will discuss several technics for connecting, converting and standardizing data for analytical use and also protecting the corporate network including considering physical and network barriers like an air gap to isolate the rig while still allowing for authorized interactivity.