SPE Lecture - Systemic Management Failure in Well Control and Well Integrity
Systemic management failures results from a gap in communication effectiveness, goals, and behaviour between the “field operators” and “corporate office”. Operations focus on a specific list of criteria addressing operational issues perceived through past and offset experiences; meanwhile, corporate is focused towards commercial risk. The tension between these groups are complex, as are the diversity of their goals, but time and budget dominate in all cases.
Sophisticated models are used to define resource value where operational risk due to geological complexity tends to be resolved with “group think” and “probability”. Moreover, the interrelation of operating parties incorporate regulations, mixture of leadership styles, ego driven personalities, self-sufficiency perceptions, and a range of political ideals; generating a culture that causes loss of definition on best practices in the decision making process. This cultural issue in the front end of business decision making must be addressed to prevent and avoid catastrophes.
The presentation will be illustrated with examples of the author experience and public information
SPE YP Gala Dinner
Dear SPE Young Professionals,
Welcome to the registration page for the inaugural SPE YP Gala Dinner!! The dinner will be the showcase for the SPE calendar year for young professionals and we are excited to be bringing this to our members and partners.
Register BELOW and come along on Saturday, 29th June to dine, dance and celebrate with partners, friends and peers at the iconic Perth establishment of Frasers Restaurant, Kings Park.
Included will be a delectable 3 course dinner and a 5hr drinks package including premium beers, premium wine and soft drinks for those inclined.
On the registration form, please indicate any meal allergies and please also note if you wish to be seated next to someone special.
We look forward to seeing you there!
From the SPEWA YP team!!!
SPE AGM & Luncheon - Emerging technology assessment for subsea fields of the future
Most of the easy subsea oil and gas reserves have been discovered and are being developed. Future subsea developments will therefore need emerging or new technologies for fields that are economically marginal, in deeper waters and with longer offsets. Even existing reserves could benefit from enhanced recovery techniques.
This presentation examines some of the technologies being developed for future subsea production, assesses their maturity and identifies the technology gaps and commercialisation necessary to make them economically and technically viable for operators. This presentation also takes a look at a potential subsea field of the future.
Annual SPE WA Fundraising Ball 2013
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) WA Section is proud to announce the 2013 Annual Fundraising Ball!
The Society of Petroleum (SPE) WA Section Ball is one of the most significant fundraising and social events in the Perth oil and gas calendar. Themed Bollywood, the evening will include an elegant three course dinner set amongst a backdrop of colourful entertainment and vibrant ambience.
The SPE WA Section raises funds for the scholarship support of petroleum engineering students in Australia with the purpose of encouraging interest and understanding of the industry. In 2013, SPE WA successfully awarded $30,000 in scholarships to 8 students at various Universities across Australia .