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New Web Event on Drilling Automation

Attend a web event on “Drilling Automation Research at the University of Texas at Austin” presented by Eric van Oort and Pradeep Ashok on 27 January.

Training course: Shale Selection, Completions, Fracturing & Production

Learn the basics of oil & gas shale evaluation and current shale “sweet spot” selection, well completion, fracturing, and production technologies for shale reservoirs.

Distinguished Lecturer: Perforating with Lasers

Lasers are on track to provide safe, nonexplosive, damage-free perforations. Current industrial laser technology addresses efficiency, portability, and reliability issues required for successful commercial field applications on all rock types, including shale.

Distinguished Lecturer: Magnetic Shielding of Directional Measurement Tool

The magnetic property of drilling fluid is one of the substantial error sources for the determination of azimuth while drilling deviated wells.

Director’s Note: First SPE R&D Competition

The 2014 SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands Oct. 27-29. Of special interest to me as R & D Committee Chairman was SPE's first Research & Development Competition held on Monday, 27 October.

New Web Event on Safety Culture

Attend a web event on “Safety Culture Before and After Bhopal” presented by Howard Duhon on 24 February.

Register Now for the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition 17-19 March 2015

Come to London to attend this key industry event for excellent technical content, an innovative exhibition, and professional networking opportunities.

International Petroleum Technology Conference

10 – 12 December 2014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Distinguished Lecturer: December

The success of hydraulic fracturing technologies in North America is raising interest to develop unconventional resources in various parts of the world where freshwater resources are not readily available.

New Web Event on Shale Formation Re-Fracturing

Join the 17 February web event on “Shale Formation Re-Fracturing; Why do it, What is Needed and How?” presented by Ibrahim S. Abou-Sayed. Multi-fractured horizontal wells in Shale plays exhibit, sometimes dramatic, performance decline due to deterioration in completion efficiency.