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November 2016
Call for abstracts now open

Seismic 2017 ‘Seismic through the asset lifecycle’. Call for abstracts now open.

November 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - May 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Seismic 2017

‘Seismic through the asset lifecycle’. 

11 May 2017 

Call for Abstracts

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 has released from the Rockall Trough and Mid-North Sea …

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December 2016
Deadline for Abstracts is the 28th February 2017

SPE Aberdeen Section 7th European Well Abandonment Seminar: Call for abstracts now open 27 June 2017, Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre

December 7, 2016 @ 8:00 am - June 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

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.

Data
• Value of data, proper planning and execution, managing …

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Deadline for abstracts to be submitted is the 28th February 2017

SPE Aberdeen Section 1st European Rig Reactivation and Alternatives Seminar: Call for abstracts now open 28 June 2017, Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre

December 7, 2016 @ 8:00 am - June 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

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 …

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£10 per person but booking essential

SPE Aberdeen/EI event: Personal Resilience – Surviving Challenging Times 12th December 2016

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
BMI Albyn Hospital,
21-24 Albyn Pl,, Aberdeen, AB10 1RW United Kingdom
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SPE Aberdeen Section and the Energy Institute are pleased to be running a new series of personal wellbeing seminars in conjunction with the BMI Albyn Hospital Aberdeen.  The first of these – “Personal Resilience – surviving challenging times” – will be held  at 6.00-8.30pm on Monday 12 December 2016.

The seminar will be delivered by Dr Lene Forrester, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the BMI Albyn Hospital, Aberdeen. 

Synopsis

Feeling stressed, anxious or low is commonplace in the UK working environment. It is challenging to develop an adequate work – life balance and overworking does not increase productivity. Men in particular are often unclear on how to deal with these feelings, they may not have the language or networks to enable then to discuss them and may resort to alcohol and drugs to try to help.

This presentation will address some of these issues, suggest some strategies for

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PESGB – PROSPEX 2016 14 – 15 December, Business Design Centre, Islington, London

December 14 @ 8:00 am - December 15 @ 5:00 pm
Business Design Centre, Islington, London

PROSPEX 2016

14 – 15 December, Business Design Centre, Islington, London

Run in conjunction with the Oil & Gas Authority, PROSPEX is a highly popular series of prospects fairs with a focus on the UKCS.  It is two day exhibition with a parallel speaker programme which includes the famed ‘Prospects to Go’ sessions.

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Very reasonable registration rates which include luncheon.  This year for the first time we’re pleased to be offering one day rates and unemployed rates, please view the PROSPEX website for more information.

http://www.pesgb.org.uk/pesgb/pages/events/exhibitions-courses-field-trips/prospex-2016

For more information please contact Ben Gardiner of PESGB.…

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January 2017
£10 per person but booking essential

SPE Aberdeen/EI event: Personal Resilience – Surviving Challenging Times 17th January 2017

January 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
BMI Albyn Hospital,
21-24 Albyn Pl,, Aberdeen, AB10 1RW United Kingdom
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SPE Aberdeen Section and the Energy Institute Aberdeen Highlands & Islands section are pleased to be running a new series of personal wellbeing seminars in conjunction with the BMI Albyn Hospital Aberdeen.  The first of these – “Personal Resilience – surviving challenging times” – will be held  at 6.00-8.30pm on Monday 12 December 2016.

The seminar will be delivered by Dr Lene Forrester, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the BMI Albyn Hospital, Aberdeen. 

Synopsis

Feeling stressed, anxious or low is commonplace in the UK working environment. It is challenging to develop an adequate work – life balance and overworking does not increase productivity. Men in particular are often unclear on how to deal with these feelings, they may not have the language or networks to enable then to discuss them and may resort to alcohol and drugs to try to help.

This presentation will address some of these issues,

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£20 for SPE/EI members, £25 for non members and £15 for students - price will go up by £5 24 hours before the event

SPE Aberdeen Evening Dinner Meeting 25 January. Greater Britannia Area Asset Management. Markel Hubinette, ConocoPhillips.

January 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Aberdeen Douglas Hotel,
43-45 Market Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB11 5EL United Kingdom
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Greater Britannia Area Asset Management.

Markel Hubinette, Asset Manager Greater Britannia Area , ConocoPhillips.

More details to follow.

 

Please indicate the number of tickets you require before you press to button to register.

ANY PROBLEMS WITH BOOKING PLEASE CONTACT – aberdeen.manager@spe-uk.org

Price Qty*
SPE & EI Members £20.00 (GBP)  
Non-members £25.00 (GBP)  
Students £15.00 (GBP)  

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February 2017

SPE Forum: Emerging Technologies for Enhancing Reservoir Contact. 14 – 16 Feb 2017

February 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am - February 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Inntel Hotel,
Rotterdam Netherlands
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SPE Forum: Emerging Technologies for Enhancing Reservoir Contact
14 – 16 Feb 2017

Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Full details are available by clicking on the website link below http://www.spe.org/events/en/2017/forum/17fse1/homepage.html

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£20 for SPE/EI members, £25 for non members and £15 for students - price will go up by £5 24 hours before the event

SPE Aberdeen Evening Dinner Meeting 22 February. Verifying Performance and Capability of New Technology for Surface and Subsurface Facilities. SPE Distinguished Lecturer Ed Grave, Exxon Mobil.

February 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Aberdeen Douglas Hotel,
43-45 Market Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB11 5EL United Kingdom
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Verifying Performance and Capability of New Technology for Surface and Subsurface Facilities.

SPE Distinguished Lecturer Ed Grave, Exxon Mobil.

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Abstract:

As we have seen with the advent of the shale oil revolution in the United States, the development of new technology plays an important role in the oil and gas industry. It’s an enabler in reducing capital costs, simplifying production and increasing capacity of new or existing facilities. It can make a marginal project into a profitable development.

Progressing technology, while dealing with significant risk, is a challenge that can be overcome through a technology qualification process. A Technology Qualification Program (TQP) provides a means to identifying the risks and taking the correct steps to mitigate it; not avoid it.

This lecture summarizes the required steps involved in qualifying technology and how to keep track of technology development through the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) ranking system. In addition, some of …

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March 2017
£20 for SPE/EI members, £25 for non members and £15 for students - price will go up by £5 24 hours before the event

SPE Aberdeen Evening Dinner Meeting 22 March. Dry Hole Analysis: What I Have Learnt About the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry from My Failures. SPE Distinguished Lecturer Steve Mackie, Santos Ltd.

March 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Aberdeen Douglas Hotel,
43-45 Market Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB11 5EL United Kingdom
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Dry Hole Analysis: What I Have Learnt About the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry from My Failures.

SPE Distinguished Lecturer Steve Mackie, Santos Ltd.

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Abstract: 

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 …

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