Past Events Archive: 2018

Past Events Archive: 2018

by david
June 2018

SPE International Oilfield Scale Conference and Exhibition

The SPE International Oilfield Scale Conference and Exhibition has long been recognised as the industry’s foremost specialist scale forum. It provides an ideal platform for industry and academic experts to share experiences in managing the challenges manifesting in your region. This leading two-day event creates opportunities for discussing and sharing new experiences in all aspects […]

SPE Internations Oilfield Corrosion Conference and Exhibition

The SPE International Oilfield Corrosion Conference and Exhibition, themed Asset Integrity Management in an Age of Uncertainty, will address both familiar and new challenges that come with the wide spectrum of requirements for effective corrosion management throughout an asset’s lifecycle.  KEYNOTE ANNOUNCED Anne Neville is the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in emerging technologies and professor of […]

May 2018

YP Simplified Series. Maximizing Well Productivity Through Cased Hole Logging by Nicolas Kotlar, READ Cased Hole

During the past few years, which have been dominated by a low oil price environment, it has been proven that light cased hole interventions are a key activity for maintaining production levels, reducing water production, minimising integrity risks and optimising well performance in a cost-effective way. These topics will be presented and discussed starting from basic concepts of Petroleum Engineering, leading to more complex operational decisions.

YP Workshop Visit to Master Flo Valve UK

Young Professional Workshop visit to Master Flo UK. 16th May at 5.30pm This workshop visit has very limited places and is strictly for Young Professionals only, these are YP’s with less then 8 years experience in the Oil and Gas Industry and under the age of 35 Please note that Master Flo are located in […]

March 2018
April 2018

YP Simplified Series. Maximising Field Recovery with Uncertain Seismic Characterisation by Russell Anderson, ConocoPhillips

The Brodgar field is tied back to the Britannia Facilities through a three well subsea manifold. It was discovered in 1985 and came online in 2008. A further infill well was directionally drilled in 2015 using deep reading resistivity technology to image the water contact and top structure. Due to a high degree of structural uncertainty away from well control there is a large range of potential geologic gas volumes associated with the field. Understanding the size of potential gas volumes to the west has been key to future well planning.

3M payment for SMF at the AECC **DUPLICATE**

1 Exhibitor place for both days at the SPE SMF  at £150 plus vat

SPE Wellbore Positioning Technical Section Meeting

The 47th Meeting of the SPE Wellbore Positioning Technical Section, in conjunction with the Industry Steering Committee on Wellbore Survey Accuracy (ISCWSA) takes place on Wednesday 11th April. The technical section will be discussing many aspects of wellbore surveying with the presentations listed below: Harald Bolt Drillers Way-point Depth determination – field results Huan Liu […]

Unplugged 360 Presents: The Gig Economy: Why Oil & Gas is a Natural Fit. Tim Clarke, Hitch Advisor Ltd.

The gig/on-demand economy has been heralded by the arrival of technology companies who have disrupted traditional marketplaces. What does this mean for the oil industry, a largely white-collar sector? Currently focused on the lower end of employment, the big disruptive effect of the Gig Economy is likely to be around roles that are specialist and rarefied in nature, delivered by more experienced and expensive people. Access to known talent at short notice on a “pay as you go” basis at a reasonable price should be a no-brainer, but there are risks and pitfalls for employers and contractors alike.

SPE International Webinar: Mind Reading, Listening and Being Nice

SPE International webinar – Mind Reading, Listening and Being Nice   27th March 09.30 (EDT) Most organizations in the oil and gas industry realize that further improvements in safety and productivity will come from improving the people management skills of their people at all levels. In this webinar Dr Bill Robb gets to the heart of the […]

YP Simplified Series. The Future of the Oil and Gas Industry by Ian Phillips, OGIC

“The Future of the Oil and Gas Industry” presents two very contradictory views of the future of the oil and gas industry around the world. The first half will present a very positive view of the industry – growing energy demand and global population, continually increasing conventional reserves, and a wide range of potential new sources of oil and gas. The second half will review the potential impact of climate change on the industry – in less than 15 years we will likely have exceeded a 2ᵒC rise in the temperature of the planet.

NASA in Aberdeen – Inspiring the Next Generation: To Mars and Beyond

NASA Space “Discovery” and the use of Robotics in exploring Mars and beyond NASA in Aberdeen “Inspiring the Next Generation” will return to the Granite City for a second year. Once again the activities will include a public lecture. Come along to this exciting presentation, To Mars and Beyond at Robert Gordon’s College and discover […]

February 2018

YP Simplified Series. Big Drilling Rig Choices – Old, New and Virtual by Craig Fraser, RigQuip

This presentation will provide a technical overview of current fixed and mobile rig choices with a focus on high performance, larger rigs. A comparison of old and new rigs will be made, and some of the economics behind rig building will be discussed, including how rigs are funded, and how optimum performance and safety can be obtained once contracted. There will also be a virtual walk around one of the world’s most advanced drillship designs where attendees can try out the latest VR technology.

YP Simplified Series. Subsea Asset Integrity by Matthew Kennedy, 1CSI

This presentation will look at a number of inspection technologies underpinning the integrity assessment of subsea assets in the O&G and renewable (wind energy) sectors: ROV deployed ultrasonic inspection of subsea pipelines rigid & flexibles; Diver and ROV deployed underwater radiography of subsea pipelines; Subsea inspection of offshore wind turbine monopile structures. These topics will be presented and discussed with an insight into how these techniques fit into the owner/operator integrity cycle.

Offshore Achievement Awards 22nd March 2018

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. For over thirty  years, the awards have been celebrating and encouraging innovation and collaboration in the oil & gas […]

Financial Resilience – a financial health check is as important as a medical health check

Continuing our series of member support events, we have teamed up with Gary Walker & Co Wealth Management, Senior Partner Practice of St James’s Wealth Management to bring you a Financial Resilience event. When: Friday 9th February 2018 at 12noon – 2pm (lunch and refreshments provided) Venue: Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, North Deeside Road, Pitfodels, […]

Topsides UK 2018

TOPSIDES UK Conference and Exhibitions returns for 2018 With a strong focus on maximising economic recovery (MER), it is increasingly important for companies to demonstrate how they are working collaboratively, efficiently and innovatively to ensure optimised production throughout the lifetime of an individual asset. Topsides UK 2018 continues to provide a platform for companies to […]

SEISMIC 2018 ‘Seismic through the asset lifecycle – building for the future’.

Following the success of Seismic2017, Seismic2018 will again explore the entire spectrum of seismic technology from exploration through to development and production to abandonment – the lifecycle of the asset. The conference will cover Seismic Acquisition, Processing, Abandonment, Velocity Modelling and 4D Seismic along with a panel discussion on the Seismic Industry – Past, Present and Future. Keynote presentations […]

DEVEX 2018 – Working together from pore space to pipeline.

Working together from pore space to pipeline. Programme now available – download here. This year, DEVEX2018 will return to Aberdeen for the 15th year, and is the only technical conference of its size which is focused on the full cycle of reservoir discovery, evaluation, development and recovery in the UK. The strong technical program attracts interest […]

Solan Subsea Storage – Marcos Monteferrante of PREMIER OIL

The Solan Oil Field development includes several innovative features which enables full remote control form an onshore control room in Aberdeen. One of the most novel feature was the construction of a subsea storage oil tank (SOST), located » 300 metres from the platform, with the aim to provide operational flexibility for such a remote harsh weather installation. The concept selection, design, fabrication, installation and operation are the subject of this presentation.

Wireless Monitoring Reduces Reservoir Uncertainties in Suspended and Abandoned Subsea Wells. Donald Horsfall of EXPRO

The CaTS™ wireless gauge technology has been used for real‐time reservoir data monitoring in subsea wells since 2006 and is part of an 18 year continuous technology development for wireless communication in oil & gas wells. The presentation will describe how the technology was successfully deployed as part of a drill stem test to monitor the reservoir to reduce uncertainties

Integrated Historical WorkFlows: Maximising the value of a mature asset – SPE Distinguished Lecturer Anne Valentine of SCHLUMBERGER

Industry studies show that mature fields currently account for over 70% of the world’s oil and gas production. Increasing production rates and ultimate recovery in these fields in order to maintain profitable operations, without increasing costs, is a common challenge.
This presentation addresses techniques to extract maximum value from historical production data using quick workflows based on common sense. Extensive in-depth reservoir studies are obviously very valuable, but not all situations require these, particularly in the case of brown fields where the cost of the study may outweigh the benefits of the resulting recommendations.

POSTPONED UNTIL 14th MARCH DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS -West of Shetland: Whose bright idea was it to drill there? Claudia Piemonte and Ksenia Budkina of TOTAL

This presentation will share all highlights, lowlights and lessons learnt from development drilling operations on Laggan-Tormore. The intention is to share Total’s knowledge and expertise to enhance the industry’s appetite for sanctioning future projects West of Shetland, an area well known for its harsh environment.
Total will explain how they have mitigated risks with appropriate planning, adapting equipment, applying reliable technology and the right expertise and will describe how, with these elements in place, drilling operations can be delivered on time and below budget.

January 2018

Revolutionary P & A – melting rock using Thermite – Mike Richardson, Spirit Energy

Revolutionary P&A – Melting Rock Using Thermite Mike Richardson, Head of Wells Function and TA, Spirit Energy Outline: As the mature oil and gas basins of the world increasingly turn their attention to decommissioning, well abandonment costs have become an intense focus. New tools, techniques and guidelines are all emerging. One of the more radical approaches […]