Projects, Facilities and Construction

Back to disciplines home
Current News

Getting to Zero -- The Road to Stavanger

June 2015: SPE Webinar "Getting to Zero -- The Road to Stavanger"
April 2016: SPE International HSSE Conference in Stavanger, Norway. (Abstract submission deadline: 29 June 2015)

"Getting to zero" means eliminating HSE incident occurrences. The best practices of incident-free organizations are being seen as a way to catalyze a breakthrough in the O&G industry. The goal is to re-establish the improvement trend in HSE performance metrics. Plan now to attend the webinar and help frame a roadmap for the industry leading to the conference in Stavanger!

Web Event: Crew Resource Management

Listen to a web event on "Human Factors/Crew Resource Management: Perspectives for Inputs to Risk Management Framework" presented by Phil Grossweiler on 24 June. Oil and gas industry interest in applying human factors concepts in managing risk has grown significantly since the Macondo spill. The range of literature, industry studies, workshops, and presentations covering human factors (HF) topics is extensive. Crew resource management (CRM) is one of the elements of human factors also getting a lot of recent attention. This presentation will discuss and suggest several key takeaways, including potential "low-hanging fruit" where human factors and CRM can help manage enterprise risk.

SPE Technical Report: Calculation of Worst-Case Discharge (WCD)

Approved by the SPE Board of Directors in March, this report documents the consensus from the SPE Summit held in March 2014. Topics covered in the technical report include reservoir properties, inflow modeling, outflow modeling, total volume, special cases, and reporting. Deterministic methods are proposed because of the wording of regulations and requirements for detailed well design and response planning, but parametric sensitivity analysis is recommended. All reservoir properties should be best-estimate success-case values based on sound geology, geophysics, and engineering judgment. Future improvements could include flow correlations for high rates in large-diameter pipes, sonic velocity effects, and probabilistic methods. For full details, read SPE-174705-TR.

Applications Open for SPE Faculty Enhancement Travel Grants

Applications are open for SPE Faculty Enhancement Travel Grants. If you are a university faculty member looking for financial support to attend SPE conferences, workshops, and forums apply online today.

Web Event: Decision Making

This presentation will include factors that influence both individual and collaborative decision making, including the impact of cognitive biases. The factors that can help, as well as hinder, decision making will also be discussed.

Web Event: Flow Assurance

This web event will summarize the current state of key technologies and areas for potential improvement that may have major impact on both production and cost effectiveness.

Lessons Learned for Tamar Startup: Good, Bad, and Ugly

The presentation will focus on the overall development strategy for the Tamar deepwater gas development and the flow assurance challenges encountered since startup in March 2013.

SPE Produced Water Handling and Management Symposium

Register to attend the SPE Produced Water Handling and Management Symposium. The event will cover all important aspects of water handling and management.

SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section Presents: Flowline Remediation System

Presenters:

Nikunj Patel, Engineering Manager, Oceaneering International Inc.

Chris Mancini, Flow Assurance SME, Oceaneering International Inc.

Web Event: How to Write a Technical Paper

In an effort to assist authors submit their best papers to conferences and journals, SPE is offering a web event hosted by SPE member Byron Haynes, Jr. P.E. on "How to Write a Good Technical Paper."