Tickets available now.
Tickets available now.
The slides from Distingushed Lecturer Gary Teletzke’s presentation on C02 in the Subsrface – from EOR to Storage are now available.
More details here
On Thursday 13th December, we held our annual website training.
This year’s Top Student award went to Claudio Pellegrini (pictured with Steve Smart).
Last month SPE and SUT again combined to co-host their annual Golf Day at the Maylands Peninsular Golf Course. Greeted by overcast and windy conditions, our 124 golfers all managed to stay dry and even managed to enjoy a few short bursts of sunshine. After a warm-up hit on the driving range and a tasty lunch, the teams jumped in their buggies and took to the course. With a bunch of great prizes available throughout the day, players were eager to impress and there were a number of close calls at the Hole in One prize hole. If the volume of “Summer Rain” by Belinda Carlisle coming from one particular Golf Cart was anything to go by, a good day was had by all.
A big thanks to all our sponsors; SEA, Oceaneering, OneSubsea, AFP and Energy Agencies. Congratulations to Quadrant Energy for not only providing the winning team, but also the third-place getters. Well done to the OneSubsea team for claiming the runner-up prize. Finally, a big thank you to all the members who came along and allowed us to continue holding an industry golf day and we look forward to seeing you all back again next year!
Dear fellow SPE members,
As we head into the final quarter of 2018, all of you will be receiving your SPE dues for membership of our Society for 2019. Please consider paying your dues soon and participating in our Society in the remainder of this year and into 2019
There are several benefits of membership of SPE:
The membership committee (Vesna, Adrian, Matt) of the Western Australian SPE section are looking for opportunities to enhance the value of your membership going forward. Please reach out to us if you have some ideas you wish to contribute.
Matthew Flett, SPE WA membership chair.
The 2018 SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition will be held in Brisbane 23rd to 25th October. Registration for this conference is through the SPE website here: https://www.spe.org/events/en/2018/conference/18apog/asia-pacific-oil-and-gas-conference-and-exhibition.html
Selected abstracts from papers to be presented at the conference have been released by the authors and technical programme for the conference below. Consider registering for the conference to attend these selected papers:
Geomechanics: A Key to Understanding the Underperformance of Fracture Treatments. Khalil Rahman, Baker Hughes, A GE company
Discrete Net-to-Gross Truncated Gaussian Simulation: An Alternative Modelling Approach for CSG Unconventional Reservoirs, Bowen Basin, Eastern Australia. Simone Rattazzi and Alan Hansen, Santos Ltd.
Planning and Drilling Execution of Early Permian wells in two string design by implementing new drilling and cementing technologies. Alex Shaban, Mohammad Zaman and Thivanka Dedigama, Santos Ltd.
Advantages, Challenges and Selection Criteria (Queensland Case Study). A. Mortezapour, A. Bassatt and E. Lean, Weatherford Australia
Use of Probabilistic Methods to Assess a Portfolio of Conventional and Unconventional Resources. Alistair Jones, Chris Mijnssen, Andrew Burton and Mark Ewin, Origin Energy.
Risk Factors Affecting Delays in Upstream Natural Gas Mega-Projects: An Australian Perspective. Munmun Basak, Vaughan Coffey and Robert K. Perrons. Queensland University of Technology.
Application of Ensemble Variance Analysis in the Development of the Wheatstone Field Startup Strategy. Matthew Flett and Paul Connell, Chevron Australia.
Improving Outcomes for Oil and Gas Projects through Better Use of Front End Loading and Decision Analysis. David Newman, Steve Begg and Matthew Welsh, University of Adelaide.
Impact of Laboratory Testing Variability in Fracture Conductivity for Stimulation Effectiveness in Permian Deep Coal Source Rocks, Cooper Basin, South Australia. Samuel A. Fraser, Santos Ltd. Raymond L. Johnson Jr, University of Queensland.
Calibration of Sand Production Prediction Models at Early Field Life in the Absence of Sanding Data. Ahmadreza Younessi, Abbas Khaksar, Feng Gui and Sadegh Asadi. Baker Hughes, a GE company.
On the 26th July at Engineers Australia auditorium, as part of our joint industry mentoring program, over 65 mentees, mentors and guests attended our latest workshop / networking event.
Ron Gibson, network guru and inspirational speaker presented to talk to us about how personal connections are everything. People prefer to do business with those they have previously met or who have been recommended to them by people they know. This is strong incentive for business people and professionals of every kind to build up their personal networks.
He explained how the most successful people in business are invariably the best connected and how having connections makes growing a business and your career so much easier.
During a weak economy, the people who have built a network survive and prosper when others are struggling. In troubled times people with a strong and expansive network have a circle of people they can call on for referrals and opportunities.
One of the best ways to meet people who can help you with your business or career is by attending networking events. These might be meetings hosted by our local chamber of commerce, lunches organised by industry groups, business breakfasts and the myriad social functions associated with conferences, seminars, trade shows and so on.
The good thing about a networking event is the informal and relaxed setting you’re in – it’s an atmosphere where people who might be interested in you or your business are more comfortable to talk with you because both of you are outside ‘’the buyer/seller’’ context. The value of networking events cannot be denied or overlooked as a critical way to meet people who can take you or your business to the next level.
Attending networking events is one thing. But making the most of them is quite another and requires the ability to connect with others and engage them in a way that makes them interested in conversing with you. The questions that you ask, the ideas you bring to the table and your people skills combined with your networking strategy and your willingness to give of yourself first (before you ask for anything) are the fundamentals of what it takes to make solid connections for your career or business. Although LinkedIn and Twitter all have a potential role in the growth of your career or business, nothing can consistently connect you with prospects like face-to-face networking can.
Ron explains that networking is about making friends and building real (strong and authentic) relationships. There are no tricks or systems. A great network is formed by a genuine desire to meet and get to know people and, most importantly, help them to succeed and prosper. The more friendships and relationships you have, the more clients you’ll have, the more business you’ll have. It’s as simple as that. The hardest part is making the effort.
Here are some tips Ron shared with us that will help you to be more confident going to these network events:
Happy networking. Maybe we will see each other at a networking event some day.
From your petroleum industry mentoring team!
SPE WA continues to provide mentors and mentees of this year’s mentoring program with opportunities for personal and professional development. If you’d like to know more, please contact the SPE WA Mentoring Chairperson, Frances Eaton, at email@example.com.