January 2017 | Volume 69, Number 1
Industry Transformation Takes Many Forms
Many column inches are filled with discussion of how companies need to operate in the lower-for-longer market that the upstream oil and gas industry continues to face.
10 December 2016 |
Industry and Academia Continue Working on Big Ideas for Nanotechnology
A number of ongoing industry research projects are developing nanoparticles that work at the reservoir level and for fluid treatment. Though they may be a few years away from finalization, these efforts highlight nanotechnology’s increasingly sophisticated and growing application scope.
The Grand Challenge of Carbon Capture and Sequestration
This article is a summary of the 2016 follow-up paper on carbon capture and sequestration, one of the five grand challenges to the industry identified by the SPE R&D Committee in 2011.
Preventing Emulsions by Mitigating Solids
Approaches to integrated investigative testing and root cause identification are discussed to prevent solid emulsions from stabilizing to impair flowlines and other field infrastructure.
21 December 2016
Jonathan Verlander, SPE, was appointed principal of the E&P advisory and professional learning a.......Read More
Robert J. Banks
05 December 2016
Robert J. Banks, SPE, was appointed as interim chief executive officer (CEO) of Swift Energy, follow.......Read More
04 December 2016
Jan Dell, SPE, was appointed vice president of clean energy at Wood Group. She will lead the company.......Read More
Bernard J. Duroc-Danner
03 December 2016
Bernard J. Duroc-Danner, SPE, was appointed chairman emeritus by the Board of Directors of Weatherfo.......Read More
Hot Permian Play Gets Panel Focus
The successes and challenges of producers in the United States’ most active oil play received a wide-ranging discussion by three panelists recently at an SPE Gulf Coast Section meeting in Houston on the state of the Permian Basin.
Oklahoma Official: Progress Being Made, but Induced Seismicity Will Not Stop Anytime Soon
One of Oklahoma’s top government officials announced recently that it could be many more months before the full scope of the state’s regulatory response plan for induced seismicity is proven effective.
Beware of Bottlenecks
Oil companies that have slashed the break-even cost of producing oil from shale plays now must figure out how to hold on to those hard-won gains.
UK Geomechanical Firm Targeting US Shale; Addressing Frac Hits
One of the oldest names in geomechanical modeling has learned some new tricks, and like so many recent advances in the oil and gas industry, it has everything to do with the North American shale revolution.
Prescriptive-Analytics Modeling Technology Captures Reservoir Physics
Producers face a number of decision-making challenges. Specifically, they must optimize field development and operational decisions in light of the complex interplay of fiscal, market, and reservoir variables.
Technical Director of Enhanced Oil Recovery, Schlumberger
Chemistry Technology Manager, Schlumberger
Otto Luiz Alcantara Santos
Vice President of Decommissioning, Global Projects Organization, BP
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AIME Legacy Continues To Benefit SPE and Other Member Societies
The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) is the parent organization of SPE. AIME fulfills its legacy by supporting member societies’ programs and awards, and by documenting the history of the industries and technologies.
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