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2020–2021 Distinguished Lecturers

With speakers from various disciplines and professions, the program focuses on industry trends, challenges, and technology applications and advances. During the 2020–2021 Distinguished Lecturer season, the following topics and speakers will be presented. For a calendar of the lecturer schedule, please go to www.spe.org/dl/schedule.

Topic Lecturer Discipline
Lost Circulation, an Old Challenge in Need of New Solutions!

Ahmed S. Amer
Newpark Fluids Systems

Drilling

Nanotechnology in Reservoir Applications

Amr Abdel-Fattah
Saudi Aramco
 

Reservoir

Capping A Subsea Blowout Is Not Rocket Science—Or Is It?

Andy Cuthbert
Halliburton, Boots & Coots

Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability

Accurate Load & Position Measurement Is Critical to Quality Dynamometer Analysis

Anthony Allison
Occidental
Production and Operations

In Relentless Pursuit of Offshore Safety: A Privileged Perspective

Derrick O'Keeffe
NOPSEMA
Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability

Seven Sins of the Classic Wellbore Stability Models

Hamed Soroush
Petrolern LLC
Drilling

Using Scenario Planning for Decision Making in the Energy Industry

Henk Krijnen
NavIncerta
Management 

Active Oilfield Development While Preserving Fragile Ecosystems

James Ohioma Arukhe Saudi Aramco

Projects, Facilities, and Construction

Perfecting In-Situ Stress Calibration for Field Developments

Javier A. Franquet
Baker Hughes
Reservoir

Tuning a Drilling Assembly Like a Violin

Jeffrey R. Bailey
ExxonMobil
Drilling

Well Placement: Where We’re Headed; Why Non-Drillers Should Care

John (J.M.) Clegg JM Clegg Ltd.

Drilling

Drilling Automation Is Here: Propagation, Pitfalls, Profits & Production

John de Wardt
DE WARDT AND COMPANY
Drilling

A Fatal Clean-out ... An Engineer's Role in Safety

John R. Smitherman
Stoneman Consulting
Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability

Mitigating Production Degradation Due to Frac Hits in Unconventional Reservoirs

Junjing (ZJ) Zhang
ConocoPhillips Company

Completions

Science vs. the Art of Gas Lift

Kenneth Decker
Decker Technology Inc. (Retired)
Production and Operations

Making Decisions Using Completions Diagnostic Tools in Unconventional Reservoirs

Kyle Haustveit
Devon Energy
Completions

Fracture Model Calibration for Conventional and Unconventional Rocks

Leen Weijers
Liberty Oilfield Services

Completions

Bouncing Forward: What Works for Boosting Resilience in Individuals and Organizations

Maria Angela Capello
Kuwait Oil Company
Management

Oiling the Cogs: How Cognitive Science Can Improve Oil Industry Decisions

Matthew Welsh
University of Adelaide
Management 

Science of Kerogen: Engineering Applications for Shale Exploration & Production

Paul R. Craddock
Schlumberger
Reservoir

Techniques To Reduce Operating Costs for Increased Reserves and Profitability

Philip Hart
Excalibur Ventures Inc.
Production and Operations

Getting the Most From Your Openhole Gravel Packs

Ray Tibbles
DuneFront
Completions

Looking at Old Logs in New Ways: Re-evaluating Low Resistivity Intervals in Mature Fields To Identify Bypassed Pay

Rick Aldred
Independent Consultant
Reservoir

Completion Design Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Case Histories

Robert F. Shelley
RF SHELLEY LLC
Completions

Big Data and Machine Learning in Reservoir Analysis

Roland N. Horne
Stanford University
 
Reservoir

Subsurface Analytics; Digital Transformation of Reservoir Management With Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Shahab D. Mohaghegh
West Virginia University
Reservoir

Liner Drilling:  A Simple Solution to Complex Drilling Challenges

 

Steven Rosenberg
Independent Consultant
Drilling

Life Cycle Well Integrity: Imperatives for Developing New and Mature Assets

Talib Syed
TSA Inc
Drilling

From Piper Alpha to Macondo and 737 Max: The Danger of a Pure Compliance Culture

Thomas Hinterseer
CEDEP
Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability

Digitizing Wellbore With Permanent Reservoir Monitoring and Flow Control. Is There a Value?

Varma Gottumukkala
Schlumberger
Production and Operations

Maximize Financial Returns From Real-Time Downhole Data

Xingru Wu
University of Oklahoma

Production and Operations

 

2020–2021 Distinguished Lecturers

23 July 2020

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