Past Events Archive: 2022

Past Events Archive: 2022

by neil
November 2022

What Does the Future Look Like for the Oil & Gas and Energy Sector? The Energy Transition. Ian Phillips – Energy Transition Advisory Limited, Aberdeen

What Does the Future Look Like for the Oil & Gas and Energy Sector? The Energy Transition. Ian Philips, Energy Transition Advisory Limited Abstract: This presentation considers the future of the oil and gas industry from two perspectives. The first half paints a picture of an industry in extremely good health and with an exciting future […]

Young Professionals Summit 2022

  This year’s Young Professionals Summit will be an interactive, online day-time event with panel discussions and break-out rooms. There will be a focus on power skills and will provide a platform to ask questions to professionals in the energy industry from a diverse range of backgrounds, on topics crucial to the development of young […]

SPE ICoTA 28th European Well Intervention Conference – Programme Available

Abstracts are now open for the 28th SPE ICoTA European Well Intervention Conference! Well Intervention, Abandonment, CCUS, Optimisation & Safety are among the key industry themes and we want to hear your solutions, technologies and case histories. Companies are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 200 words for presentations lasting 20 minutes or for 5 minute ‘Techbytes’ (shorter sales-oriented pitches).

Last Breath – Reasoning with Life and Death at the Bottom of the North Sea by Chris Lemons

Chris has been a commercial diver for over 14 years, specialising in deep sea saturation diving in the oil and gas industry. In September 2012, a freak system failure resulted in him being left on the sea-bed with only the 5 minutes of breathing gas he carried in his emergency tank. It took his heroic rescuers over 40 minutes to come back and fetch him, and his miraculous survival story has baffled experts ever since. Chris will talk about the lead up to that fateful day and give a personal account of his thoughts and actions when he was left stranded.

Topsides UK 2022

This year’s conference and exhibition will highlight case studies, operator papers, cost-savings, initiatives, and projects helping to take the industry through this critical and challenging phase. Energy Security has never been more important, and now the challenge is to achieve and maintain this, at the same time as moving towards Net Zero. The call for abstracts is now open and will close on 4th July 2022.

October 2022

Virtual Event: You & I and Our Workplace

SPE Aberdeen D&I are delighted to host: You & I and Our Workplace
One of several panel events where we will hold an open discussion on how we identify ourselves in the workplace, and how can we support our colleagues in their work life journey? This event will feature conversations by Samantha Jayne Nelson, Shell, and Dushyant Sharma, bp, followed by a panel session.

September 2022

SPE Aberdeen Section 2022 – 2023 Session Launch

SPE Aberdeen Section 2022-2023 Session Launch We are delighted to invite you to our launch of the 2022 – 2023 session. This event is a great opportunity to meet our board and committee members and hear what is in store for the session ahead. We are always interested in getting more SPE Aberdeen members involved […]

SPE Workshop: Well Integrity in a Changing World

  The challenges that are related to management of well integrity are considerable in aging fields. Extending the well operating life and the high cost of well abandonment in a more stringently regulated environment demands far greater transparency to assure managing the wells within their operating limits over their full lifecycle, even more so when […]

June 2022

Skills For A Just Energy Transition Constructive Conversations Series #daretocare. Postponed

Constructive Conversations #daretocare is a series of collaborative discussion events hosted by SPE Aberdeen & the Energy Institute (AHI). Energy Transition, transition to net zero, a renewable future – what does all of this mean for those of us who have dedicated years building skills and experience in an industry that is undergoing fundamental change? Join us for our first in-person event where we ask key industry representatives to give insight in to future career opportunities, leadership, business and other non-technical skills required, recruitment processes & challenges for those who are not just transitioning industries but also transitioning in their careers. 

Technical Meeting. Diving For Black Gold. Andy Butler – TechnipFMC. Postponed Due To Unforeseen Circumstances

Our In-person Technical Meetings are Back! We are delighted to be joined by Andy Butler, Technip FMC and we are also at a new venue –  NEO House, Riverside Drive, AB11 7LH. Andy will deep dive into the world of commercial diving explaining different aspects of the physiology, diving methods, and also discuss governance as an important factor to get all divers safely back to the surface.

EuALF European Artificial Lift Euroform

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.

May 2022

SPE International Oilfield Scale Conference and Exhibition TECA Aberdeen 25-26 May 2022

The SPE International Oilfield Scale Conference and Exhibition has established itself as the industry’s leading and foremost specialist scale conference since 2012. Creating opportunities for you to engage with innovators and leaders within the oilfield scale industry, we bring you expert technical knowledge with exceptional insight and best practice through two days of cutting-edge content, […]

DEVEX 2022

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.

YP Simplified Series. The Energy Industry in 2022 – Transition in Action. Brenda Wyllie, NSTA

In this presentation Brenda will discuss some of the Energy sector changes that have occurred over the past couple of years, including the regulatory requirement to deliver net zero.  This is set alongside the public debate that has played out in national media. Brenda will then discuss the urgency and opportunities presented by the global energy transition.

Seismic 2022

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.

April 2022

Joint SPE Aberdeen and PESGB YP Social on the 28th April

Join us for the first joint SPE Aberdeen and PESGB YP Social Event. An informal social event for Young Professionals working in the energy industry to network and socialise with like-minded people. SPE & PESGB will be promoting events coming up in the near future! Date: 28th April Time: 7 -10pm Where: The Old School […]

Well Integrity in a Changing World – Online Preview Event

The SPE Workshop: Well Integrity in a Changing World is fast approaching and will take place, in person, 6-7th September, The Hague, The Netherlands. At this event industry experts will share insights and knowledge regarding the challenges related to management of well integrity in aging fields. Ahead of this event, join the committee and session chairs for a 1 hr virtual panel session where they will discuss the topics, speakers, and presentations that will be included in the main event.

SPE Aberdeen Well Decommissioning 2022

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.

Virtual Event – The Application of Miniaturised Methane Sensors and Drone Technology for Accurate Identification and Quantification of Emissions. Peter Evans, bp

The accurate detection, location and quantification of methane emissions is critical if the oil and gas industry is to fulfil its part in reducing the impact of methane as a greenhouse gas. In this presentation, Peter Evans will explore the role that miniaturised TDLAS methane spectrometers can play in measuring methane.

Virtual Event: Creating Inclusivity During Ramadan

SPE Aberdeen D&I Presents: Creating Inclusivity During Ramadan. A panel discussion featuring Ash Ahmad DE&I and Well-being consultant, Ola Balba, bp and Hayley Meek, Shell.

March 2022

35th Offshore Achievement Awards – Finalists Announced!

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.

Virtual Event – Decarbonisation of UKCS Offshore Facilities. Glen Littlejohn, NZTC

This topic is an evolving picture for UKCS.  This presentation will review why electrification/decarbonisation is necessary, its feasibility and precedent, options available and potential pathways to net zero targets. 

February 2022

CCUS Conference 2022 – Virtual Events. Programme Now Available

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.

Making Better Upstream Acquisitions. Geoff Salter, SPE Distinguished Lecturer

Global upstream transactions are estimated at $150 bn in 2019. Production/cost forecasts and assessment of future opportunities/risks are crucial inputs to the economic evaluation of a potential acquisition. It follows that potential buyers need to conduct technical due diligence on these inputs. In times of volatile oil and gas prices, good technical due diligence can be the difference between a good and a bad deal. This talk highlights how a Petroleum Engineer should approach working in an upstream acquisitions team and illustrates practical methods for conducting technical due diligence. A ‘top down’ process that starts with identifying what drives value is proposed. Several case studies are presented showing how good technical due diligence has had a fundamental impact on acquisition decisions.

CCUS 101: A Beginners Guide to Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage. Hosted by SPE Aberdeen Net Zero Committee

The SPE Aberdeen Net Zero committee is hosting on behalf of the CCUS Conference 2022, a beginners Guide to Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage. It will enable people to learn some more about the basics from why it is needed through how CO2 can be captured and where it can be stored. An overview of global projects will also be given. As well as for those who just want to learn some more, it is also intended to provide an introduction for people attending the conference to enable them to gain more from the event.

January 2022

Technical Webinar. Rhum R3 – Perseverance Pays Off, 16 Years Later. Alex Pirie, Serica Energy

The Rhum field was developed in 2005, but one of the three development wells, R3, was never put on production due to various issues during the completion phase. In 2019, Serica commenced planning operations to rectify the well integrity issues and bring the well on production. This presentation will go into detail on how Serica overcame the expected and unexpected challenges.

Geothermal Seminar 2022 – Virtual Events

 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.

Virtual Event – The State of Hydrogen. David Hogg, Arup

There has been a great deal of interest in hydrogen within the last few years. This talk will explore the current state of hydrogen across the UK but with a focus on Scotland. In particular, investigating where the technology is at present, how the economics stack up and how a switch to hydrogen can support a Just Transition.

Digital Disruption is Essential for the Oil and Gas Industry. Satyam Priyadarshy, SPE Distinguished Lecturer

The progress in adopting Digitalization in the oil and gas industry is very limited over the last two decades, since the time Digital Oilfields concept was discussed. The data collected by the industry players, has significant insights to remove the cost of inefficiency. However, to leverage the data, the industry needs to enhance their digital maturity toward Digital Disruption. In this talk, what digital maturity is from Digitization to Digital Disruption will be presented in addition to what are foundational aspects of digital transformation, and showcase some business cases where significant economic value is generated using the data at scale.