September 2017

SPE Aberdeen YPs Emerging Engineers Forum

Wednesday September 6, 2017 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Following on from the success of the SPE Aberdeen Section YP’s 2016 event, this year’s Emerging Engineers Forum is organised as a part of Inspire Programme at Offshore Europe 2017. This event will provide you with the opportunity to interact in round table discussions with the leaders from companies driving new technology in the Oil & Gas industry. Join us to discover how these companies have developed an initial concept/idea into functioning technology. With varying backgrounds, these key individuals will discuss their own take on the need for innovation and technology in an ever challenging market.

Exploring for oil and gas, and being able to produce it safely and economically is, and has always been a tough challenge. Now the oil price has dropped, and not for the first time, and our industry needs to continue to overcome these challenges, yet do it for lower costs. Undoubtedly, the industry is ripe for another wave of innovation if the industry is to sustain itself for the future. This presentation will provide insights on how the industry innovates; the current technology challenges facing the industry in the current economic context; the types of innovations being proposed and how the industry could improve how it innovates.

October 2017

With the current new “normal” of $50-$60 oil prices, focus has moved from well construction to late life well planning and mature basin management, to exploit infill drilling and postpone cessation of production. One industry segment that has become more visible is “Rigless” technology. What is “Rigless”? During this presentation, “Rigless” technologies and their segmentation are discussed and categorised, with focus on the design and certification of each, and the requirement variance in sectors within the North Sea.

November 2017

Mike will present an overview of Nexen’s journey; from Operations Excellence to a cultural transformation programme and how these have set the foundation for driving strong, sustainable performance across the operation. The presentation will reveal some interesting programmes and initiatives that have engaged the workforce to help drive these results.

December 2017

Many offshore asset managers face a similar problem: how to inspect hard-to-reach assets, without shutting down or interrupting operations, quickly, safely and cost-effectively. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) offer an innovative inspection method which dramatically reduces safety risks, maximises facility uptime and increases production efficiency. In the new, lower oil price environment, innovation is crucial to find more efficient and cost-effective ways of working. UAV inspection is being increasingly adopted for that reason. Whether used as a standalone inspection technique, or as part of a wider inspection programme as a screening tool, more and more oil and gas companies understand the benefits on offer.