October 2021

The conventional wisdom is that viscous oil means high emissions. That has been true in the past, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Orcadian Energy licenced the Pilot oilfield in 2014 and has settled on a polymer flood approach to recover 79 MMbbls of 2P Reserves from the 263 MMbbls of viscous oil in place in the Pilot oilfield. The development scheme recovers this oil with world leading low emissions. We show how this was achieved without significantly increasing the overall cost of the development.

The OGA is committed to maximising the economic recovery of UK oil and gas and to enabling the achievement of the UK Government’s commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Ensuring that decommissioning is carried out in a timely and cost-effective manner not only helps value creation from the UKCS, but also demonstrates industry’s commitment to responsibly managing the UK’s petroleum legacy. The presentation will explain the OGA’s decommissioning strategy with an emphasis on well decommissioning which is estimated to cost around £27bn and how well decommissioning has a significant overlap with CCS projects.

November 2021

The 9th SPE SMN Sand Management Euroforum will continue to build on the success of preceding conferences to provide a unique platform for operators, service companies and academics to share knowledge and to help drive forward and develop industry best practice. The two-day conference will feature presentations from leading operators and service companies in the sector, particularly focusing on driving value and performance in the industry.

Topsides UK 2021 – Virtual Events. Programme Available

Monday November 29, 2021 at 8:00 am - Friday December 3, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Topsides UK continues to bring together industry bodies, operators, supply chain and contractors to share knowledge, pain points, solutions, and innovations for the benefit of the wider industry. With the current restrictions to personnel on board (POB), and associated challenges that this brings to production and efficiency targets which have remained the same, the industry has continued to find new and innovative ways of maintaining operations. This year’s conference programme will bring together technical experts from both within and out with the industry to share case studies and lessons learned from the past 12 months.

The energy landscape is changing, and renewable sources of energy are gaining in importance. As part of this, geothermal energy has the ability to be a key contributor as it can supply a constant dependable baseload for a wide range of uses. The subsurface knowledge required is very similar to that needed for successful hydrocarbon exploration. In this presentation, Tom will discuss how the subsurface information needed for success in the two industries is very similar, show the value of data, how well established oil and gas methodologies can be applied to help in the success of geothermal projects, and how the oil and gas industries can contribute to the success of geothermal energy.

December 2021

SPE ICoTA 27th European Well Intervention Conference

Monday December 6, 2021 at 8:00 am - Wednesday December 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm

SPE ICoTA 27th European Well Intervention Conference 2021. Net Zero – Finding new ways to work by breaking down traditional barriers to maximise recovery through well intervention is today’s new challenge and one that we will address during the Conference.

January 2022

Geothermal Seminar 2022 – Virtual Events. Call for Abstracts

Tuesday January 25, 2022 at 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

 SPE Aberdeen are pleased to announce its inaugural Geothermal Seminar. This is the ‘Geothermal Decade’ and this seminar will present you with an opportunity to be ahead of the game! This seminar will feature a combination of panel sessions, techbytes and case histories. If you have experiences to share, whether it’s a case history, use of technology or collaboration, we’d like to hear from you.

February 2022

CCUS Conference 2022 – Virtual Events. Call for Abstracts

Monday February 21, 2022 at 8:00 am - Thursday February 24, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Building upon the success of SPE Aberdeen and PESGB’s inaugural Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage technical event in 2020, we are pleased to announce the CCUS virtual conference for 2022.
The SPE/PESGB CCUS 2022 conference aims to focus on the key technical issues through four themes and will discuss the technical solutions required to achieve the goals of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) being held in Glasgow in November 2021. The call for abstracts is now open and will close on 19th November. 

March 2022

35th Offshore Achievement Awards – Finalists Announced!

Thursday March 17, 2022 at 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The SPE Aberdeen Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA), is the biggest and longest established oil, gas and renewables industry awards for the UK offshore energy sector, covering all aspects from supply to upstream operations and offshore renewables. Rewarding innovative technologies, growth in companies both large and small, and the significant contributions of individuals within the industry, the OAAs give recognition to the superlative achievements of those who go above and beyond in the energy sector.

April 2022

SPE Aberdeen Well Decommissioning 2022 – Call For Abstracts

Wednesday April 20, 2022 at 8:00 am - Thursday April 21, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Well Decommissioning 2022 is in its 11th year and will bring together those specialising in the areas of abandonment and decommissioning operations from major operators, service companies and regulators. The call for abstracts is now open and closes 19th November.

May 2022

Seismic 2022 – Call For Abstracts

Wednesday May 4, 2022 at 8:00 am - Thursday May 5, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Seismic 2022 will cover the entire energy lifecycle from exploration through appraisal, development and production and through to abandonment, decommissioning and re-purposing. We will explore how Seismic supports the UK’s Energy strategy as well as sustainably support its Net Zero ambitions and the increasing development of new energies. The call for abstracts will close on 19th November.

DEVEX 2022 – Call For Abstracts

Tuesday May 10, 2022 at 8:00 am - Wednesday May 11, 2022 at 5:00 pm

With a pandemic behind us and an energy transition journey ahead of us, what will our wells and fields look like going forward? In addition to the pandemic changing the way we will work going forward, we are seeing an acceleration of energy transition adoption throughout the industry. DEVEX 2022 will be a platform for organisations to showcase the part that they will play in the future of our industry – the new technologies being developed, the new skills being acquired, the case studies on what was done differently through the lockdown, etc. Call for abstracts open, closes 10th November.

June 2022

EuALF European Artificial Lift Euroform – Call for Abstracts

Wednesday June 8, 2022 at 8:00 am - Thursday June 9, 2022 at 5:00 pm

The biennial EuALF is a well-established forum organised by the SPE Aberdeen Section for Artificial Lift, Production, Completions and Geothermal Professionals, specifically to promote technology, innovation and collaboration. In the challenging environment of the oil industry today, ‘tried and tested’ still has an important place, however, we will welcome abstracts on all types of novel artificial lift technology – including artificial intelligence, chemical injection, flow assurance, HPHT, completion technology; design, control and performance modelling, at various stages of recognised Technology Readiness Level definitions.