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Director’s Note: Lessons Learned from Bhopal

DIRECTOR’S NOTE: In the early morning hours of 3 December 1984, a large amount of toxic methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas was released from a Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant, which swept over a large, densely populated area south of the plant. Thousands of people were killed including some at the railway station 2 km away.

New Web Event on Crude Oil Separators and Systems

Join the 14 January web event on “Upgrading Crude Oil Separators and Systems for Mature Oil Fields” presented by Graeme Smith.

New Web Event on Global Decommissioning

Join Jim Christie on 3 February as he discusses global decommissioning. How do you go about decommissioning three interconnected offshore platforms in the UK North Sea, comprising almost 100,000 tonnes of topsides and 40,000 tonnes of jackets, together with abandoning over 100 wells and hundreds of kilometers of pipelines?

Flow Assurance Technical Section Luncheon

Join us for the Flow Assurance Technical Section Luncheon on Thursday, 20 November from 1100–1300 at the Norris Conference Center–CityCenter in Houston, Texas, USA.

SPE Members—Keep Your SPE Membership Producing for You

Renew before it ends on 31 December 2014.

What our members are saying…

Facilities engineers are old-school engineers that have a good handle on all the engineering disciplines. They are often called on to troubleshoot, debottleneck, and optimize process plants. To do this, they need to understand the interactions between the instrumentation and service systems that affect control systems, the control element itself, safety systems, chemicals, rates, pressures, and temperatures.

Projects, Facilities, and Construction Dinner

Join us for the Projects, Facilities, and Construction Dinner on Monday, 27 October from 1900–2200 in Ballroom A&B at the Hilton Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

New Web Event on Facility Operability

Join the 18 November web event on ‘Facility Operability: Designing Operable Facilities’ presented by Bill Capedevielle.

New Web Event on Fatigue Risk Management

Join the 10 December web event on “Emerging Approaches to Fatigue Risk Management“ presented by Martin Moore-Ede and Daniel Mollocone. This web event includes presentations from two speakers on the topic.

New Web Event on E&P Asset Developments

Join the 14 October web event on “PFC: Improving Business Decision-Making to Improve Asset Development Economics” presented by Neeraj Nandurdikar.