‘Seismic through the asset lifecycle’.
11 May 2017 – at Aker Solutions, Dyce.
Call for Abstracts – Deadline 13 February
Seismic 2017 is the first conference of its kind in Aberdeen to focus on seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation.
This conference will explore the entire spectrum of seismic, covering seismic technology, exploration, development and production throughout the lifecycle of the asset.
We are looking for 200 word abstracts for presentations of 25 minutes on topics including but not limited to acquisition, processing, reprocessing, interpretation, reservoir characterisation and case histories, through all stages of the asset lifecycle from new frontier to decommissioning. Case histories should demonstrate innovation and the value of new seismic technology and presentations should aim to educate and inspire.
The one-day Conference will also provide more in depth information about the 40,000 line kilometres of new and legacy seismic data that the Oil and Gas Authority …Find out more »
SPE Aberdeen 7th European Well Abandonment Seminar
27 June 2017
Call for abstracts now open. Click here for details.
Efficient Well Abandonment: Gather Data, Plan Better and Cost Effective Execution
You are invited to submit an abstract (200 word summary) for consideration as a presentation at this one day SPE Aberdeen Section seminar. Suggested themes for abstracts are listed below – the committee particularly welcome industry updates and case studies of well abandonment experiences.
Stewardship and Late Life
• How do we know if we are ready for a P&A Campaign?
• Policies and strategy to be followed.
• When to do phased abandonment: pre- and post-CoP.
• Opex and Abex decision making for facilities maintenance and interfaces.
• Why is ARO different to detailed well abandonment cost estimating?
• Designing new wellbores for abandonment and lifecycle annular isolation requirements.
• Value of data, proper planning and execution, managing …
SPE Aberdeen 1st European Rig Reactivation and Alternatives Seminar.
28 June 2017
Call for abstracts now open. Click here for details.
Rig re-activation decision making – platform, MODU or alternatives?
You are invited to submit an abstract (200 word summary) for consideration as a presentation at this one day SPE Aberdeen Section seminar.
The seminar will include industry updates and illustrations of rig reactivation or alternative solutions experiences. It will benefit from collaboration with the Oil and Gas Authority.
Themes the seminar will explore include:
• Impact of facilities changes and maintenance decisions on reactivation cost.
• Rig stacking decision process and strategy – do you really want to maintain kit for several years?
• Defining the correct rig functional specification for well abandonment operations – do you really need a ‘rig’? How do you decide?
• New technology to allow quick and cost effective reactivation.
• Cost and efficiency …
There’s still time for you to submit your paper for the only technical conference of its size focussed on reservoir discovery, evaluation, development and recovery in the UK.
Following the theme ‘Building Resilience, Driving Growth’, abstracts of 200 words for presentations of 25 minutes are welcomed on a variety of topics including, but not limited to:
• Insights into the 29th Offshore Licensing Round – Frontier Licenses
• Case histories on maximising production
• Advanced recovery mechanisms – Waterflood to EOR
• Near Field Opportunities
• Facilities enhancements to improve efficiency
Abstracts should be submitted online via www.devex-conference.org before the closing date of 13 February 2017.
For more information, contact email@example.com
DEVEX is now in its 14th year and is the only technical …Find out more »
Topsides UK 2017
“Shared learnings, multiplied savings – Balancing efficiency, integrity and investment”
13-14 June 2017, AECC
Abstracts now open and will close 20th March 2017
Topsides UK 2017 will provide a technical conference and exhibition to allow a shared platform for Operators and Supply Chain to share learnings and best practice through case studies; encouraging discussion on how to balance efficiency, integrity and investment. Building on the Industry established forums such as Production Efficiency Task Force (PETF) the conference Technical Committee aim to explore, in more depth, key areas affecting every stage of Topside operations, some of which are offered below. Energy Institute CPD points are available for attendees, for this local, low cost training and development opportunity.
This year, the conference agenda will be driven by BP, Centrica, ConocoPhillips, EnQuest, Shell, TAQA and the OGA.
We are requesting 200 word abstracts to build a strong …Find out more »
Markel Hubinette, Asset Manager Greater Britannia Area , ConocoPhillips.
The Britannia field, situated 210km northeast of Aberdeen in water depths of ~450 feet was discovered in 1975. It took 15 years and 22 wells to confirm it was a single accumulation. The formation of Britannia Operator Limited in 1994 made the field the first UK sector North Sea asset to be operated jointly by two companies, ConocoPhillips and Chevron.
An eight-legged tubular-framed substructure, the largest in the history of the North Sea, was installed in the mid 90’s and in 1997 a 14 slot 750t subsea production manifold was added 15km west of the platform. The heated flowline bundle back to the processing facility was the longest ever fabricated and the first to utilise a heater carrier pipe to prevent hydrate formation.
First gas production occurred in August 1998 with peak plateau production in …Find out more »
Does Heavy Oil Recovery Need Steam?
SPE Distinguished Lecturer
Johan van Dorp
Heavy Oil recovery traditionally starts with depletion drive and (natural) waterdrive with very low recoveries as a result. As EOR technique, steam injection has been matured since the 1950s using CSS (cyclic steam stimulation), steam drive or steam flooding, and SAGD (steam assisted gravity drainage). The high energy cost of heating up the oil bearing formation to steam temperature and the associated high CO2 footprint make steam based technology less attractive today and many companies in the industry have been actively trying to find alternatives or improvements. As a result there are now many more energy efficient recovery technologies that can unlock heavy oil resources compared with only a decade ago. This presentation will discuss breakthrough alternatives to steam based recovery as well as incremental improvement options to steam injection techniques. The key message …Find out more »
Dry Hole Analysis: What I Have Learnt About the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry from My Failures.
SPE Distinguished Lecturer Steve Mackie, Santos Ltd.
Finding and producing oil and gas are the major objectives of any upstream oil and gas company. Both, however, can be highly elusive. Dry hole analysis is an exploration methodology to determine what can be learnt from drilling failures. Using a series of case studies from my own career I look at what we can learn from “failures” – not just those that occur during exploration, appraisal and development but also those that relate to the business as a whole. Having worked for all types of companies – multinationals (both Euopean and USA), local Australian companies and even my own consulting I have been exposed to many and varied management and organisational models. In each case the distilled learnings are universal and applicable at any …Find out more »
Operational Geochemistry at Work: Integrate or Perish!
SPE Distinguished Lecturer Daniel McKinney, Sarawak Shell Berhad
Fluid properties have a profound impact on the exploration and production business; everything from acreage positioning, subsurface evaluation, reservoir performance, top sides design, flow assurance, metallurgy, etc. relies heavily on fluid properties. Yet many times, projects go through decision gates with a general lack of appreciation or awareness of the intricacies and interdependencies that exist within the petroleum system. In addition, one may not even have the proper datasets to realize missed opportunities that could impact significantly on CAPEX and OPEX. Operational Geochemistry is uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between the various disciplines, both subsurface and surface, to make sure that during exploration and appraisal campaigns reliable, complete and consistent datasets are obtained, quality assured and integrated right from the start. It is not a spectator sport where plans are designed only …Find out more »