SPE Lecture Series, 5 August, 2014
The Evolution of Geomechanics Applied to Oilfield Operations: Where we are, how we got here, and where we’re going
Geomechanics means different things to different people. Thirty years ago, no-one gave it much thought. Today, everyone does it. And yet, in spite of the increased use and recognition of the value of geomechanics, most of the standard models and methods were developed more than a half-century ago.
This talk will present a perspective on the origins of these standard models and on the evolution of geomechanical practice and understanding starting from basic structural geology and ending in the diversity of current applications, and will discuss, using as an example the use of 3-D geomechanics to optimize stimulation and completion in shale gas and oil plays, how in the future it will be applied as part of an integrated suite of disciplines for understanding and optimizing reservoir development.
Subsea Gas Compression Technology and Development Direction
Aker Solutions – Subsea Gas Compression Technology and Development Direction
This presentation will give an overview of the Subsea Gas Compression Technology, a new technology contributing to significant improvements in recovery rates and the lifetime of gas fields. This talk will cover the systems available today and the current development programs focused in particular on the deep water and long step-out applications.
Status update on the projects currently under execution such as Asgard subsea gas compression project and the Ormen Lange subsea gas compression pilot will be provided. In addition, the historical overview and basic principles of the technology will be presented, as well as the technological challenges and industry trends.
Special focus will be given to the impact that this new technology can have on the design of the future Subsea Systems and how this technology can help the Oil and Gas Companies operating in Western Australia to increase their fields gas recovery.
September Distinguished Lecturer: Tight Coalbed Methane A Giant Worldwide Resource
The development of coalbed methane (CBM) has been limited to moderate- to high-permeability
Because of the coal depositional process, and the nature of gas storage and transport mechanisms, a
Horizontal drilling and enhanced CBM techniques have been successful in recovering gas from tight coals, but with limited commercial success to-date. Better understanding of coal geology and Geomechanics will lead to identification of sweet spots that can be successfully developed. Advancements in horizontal drilling technology and potentially, ECBM technology, will reduce development costs and facilitate commercial development. R&D is required to advance these technologies.
2014 SPE Ball
The social event of the oil and gas year held at the prestigious Government House Perth, tickets are strictly limited so don't miss out!