21 Apr 2021 REGISTER

CSM SPE Joint Session | Climate Change & Energy Suply: Are you an Ostrich or an Eagle?

When: Wednesday April 21, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: Zoom


Speaker: Mr. Darcy Spady, 2018 SPE President

Abstract:

One of the most passionate points of argument among global members of SPE is that of Climate Change.  It is polarizing, passionate and persistent.  There are few clear answers and the amount of time wasted in the the debate has been colossal.  As energy professionals, we can choose to wade into the debate or move ahead with solutions that are pragmatic, practical, and help the world solve it’s energy needs in an efficient manner.  We are Engineers, not political science majors.  It’s about doing, not debating! This talk will address some practical issues such as energy poverty, production efficiency, fugitive emissions, and how we can “get our head out of the sand” and provide energy, infrastructure, and food supply to a never ending group of consumers – even in Colorado!

Bio:

Darcy Spady, the 2018 SPE president, is the first Canadian to have been elected to this position. Spady, who is managing director at Carbon Connect International, has been an active SPE member since graduating from university. Most recently, he served on the SPE International Board as regional director for Canada. Spady has held officer positions in the Calgary, Illinois Basin, and Appalachian sections. In 2012, he won a Regional Service Award for his work in the Canada region. Spady has an extensive background in the natural gas, oil, and heavy oil segments of the industry, having worked a decade for Schlumberger across North America in its wireline and pressure pumping segments, as well as with Columbia Natural Resources/Triana Energy group in the Appalachians, and Atlantic Canada. He has also served as CEO of Calgary-based Contact Exploration and more recently as head of sales for Sanjel Corporation. He is an active independent director, serving as board chairman for Green Imaging Technologies, Crestwynd Exploration, and as a board member of MNP Petroleum. He previously served on the boards of Edge Resources, Contact Exploration, Guildhall Minerals, and Poplar Point Exploration. Spady holds a BS degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Alberta.

Event cost for Professionals: Members $10 / Non-members $20

Funds go towards scholarships for the students

This is a virtual event, thus food will NOT be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact Chiang Cheng Siew at cchengsiew@mymail.mines.edu or Tugce Calisgan at tcalisga@mymail.mines.edu

21 Apr 2021 REGISTER

CSM SPE Joint Session | Climate Change.... "Registration for Students Only"

When: Wednesday April 21, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: Zoom


 

Speaker: Mr. Darcy Spady, 2018 SPE President

Abstract:

One of the most passionate points of argument among global members of SPE is that of Climate Change.  It is polarizing, passionate and persistent.  There are few clear answers and the amount of time wasted in the the debate has been colossal.  As energy professionals, we can choose to wade into the debate or move ahead with solutions that are pragmatic, practical, and help the world solve it’s energy needs in an efficient manner.  We are Engineers, not political science majors.  It’s about doing, not debating! This talk will address some practical issues such as energy poverty, production efficiency, fugitive emissions, and how we can “get our head out of the sand” and provide energy, infrastructure, and food supply to a never ending group of consumers – even in Colorado!

Bio:

Darcy Spady, the 2018 SPE president, is the first Canadian to have been elected to this position. Spady, who is managing director at Carbon Connect International, has been an active SPE member since graduating from university. Most recently, he served on the SPE International Board as regional director for Canada. Spady has held officer positions in the Calgary, Illinois Basin, and Appalachian sections. In 2012, he won a Regional Service Award for his work in the Canada region. Spady has an extensive background in the natural gas, oil, and heavy oil segments of the industry, having worked a decade for Schlumberger across North America in its wireline and pressure pumping segments, as well as with Columbia Natural Resources/Triana Energy group in the Appalachians, and Atlantic Canada. He has also served as CEO of Calgary-based Contact Exploration and more recently as head of sales for Sanjel Corporation. He is an active independent director, serving as board chairman for Green Imaging Technologies, Crestwynd Exploration, and as a board member of MNP Petroleum. He previously served on the boards of Edge Resources, Contact Exploration, Guildhall Minerals, and Poplar Point Exploration. Spady holds a BS degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Alberta.

Event cost for Professionals: Members $10 / Non-members $20

Funds go towards scholarships for the students

This is a virtual event, thus food will NOT be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact Chiang Cheng Siew at cchengsiew@mymail.mines.edu or Tugce Calisgan at tcalisga@mymail.mines.edu

7 Apr 2021

GENERAL MEETING | Completion Design Using Artificial Intelligence...

When: Wednesday April 7, 2021 | 11:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Zoom


Title:"Completion Design Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – Case Histories"

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Abstract: 

Over the life of a well field, operators are tasked with designing completions for new wells; however, impediments to reservoir and completion understanding can result in less than optimum well performance. Use of a completion design process facilitated by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning can overcome these limitations by providing new insight about how to improve completion effectiveness.  This type of approach has facilitated the development of well fields that were previously uneconomic. The vertical and horizontal wellbore case studies presented have resulted in up to twice the production/recovery and in some cases a significant reduction in completion cost. This presentation will show how AI facilitated data evaluation studies have been used to enhance understanding about the complex interaction between reservoir strata, the wellbore and completion design.  Case history examples from the Granite Wash, Bakken and Marcellus are included in this presentation.

Bio: 

Robert F (Bob) Shelley has over 20 years of experience with the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to well completion design, execution and evaluation.  Currently he is President of RF Shelley LLC, Well Performance Evaluation based in Houston.  During his 42 year career, he has authored 30+ SPE papers and 8 patents in the areas of well completion, hydraulic fracturing and reservoir evaluation.  Bob holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University and is a Registered Petroleum Engineer in Texas and Colorado. Prior to starting his own consulting entity, Bob worked for Halliburton, RTA LLC, Landmark and StrataGen.

30 Mar 2021

DATA ANALYTICS STUDY GROUP | Accelerating Decision Making...

When: Tuesday March 30, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Zoom


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Title: "Accelerating Decision Making using Self Directed Analytics and Reporting"

Abstract:

Intro to SEEQ:

Unlocking the value and insight that the time-series process data is difficult. Experts - engineers, data analysts, operators - generally have strong instincts when it comes to identifying and fixing “less than optimal” performing assets. However, the time and effort required to get there is prohibitively excessive and cumbersome. This probably is the reason why less than 1% of the data is actually analyzed to give any meaningful insight. Moreover, analytics alone are not sufficient; what is necessary is the effective integration of the analytical results into the workflows to drive improved business outcomes. Given this reality, an analytical tool that can be fully integrated with process historians, maintenance databases etc. could streamline the experts’ efforts empowering them in getting to their “a-ha” moment with regards to their troubleshooting and optimizing efforts swiftly and correlate them with business values. Seeq is an advanced analytical application that can be fully integrated with various historians and databases. It delivers an amalgamated approach to analytics by seamlessly combining first principles, statistics, and machine learning. Seeq’s approach enables self-service analytics for engineers and scientists, collaboration, knowledge capture and/or transfer for teams, and publishing and near real time views for managers and operators thereby providing its users a rapid path to insights leading to better business decisions.

This presentation will present use cases where Seeq empowered their users to collaborate on tough technical problems and tie them to business value.

Keywords:

Process Data; Advanced Analytics; Insights; Predictive; Preventive; Prescriptive

Use case 1:

The process of hauling liquid from upstream well facilities has remained largely unchanged in the oil and gas field. It is still common for paper run tickets to be written out by hand and stuffed into an old mayonnaise jar! As technology has improved, 3rd party offerings for digitizing load ticket documentation has improved but remains a challenge to implement across many disparate hauling companies. This presentation covers a method of identifying and verifying oil hauls from well facilities using tank level data from a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system. The example case study will show that it is feasible to detect when a haul occurs using simple tank levels. The example will also show that it is feasible to calculate how many barrels were taken, how many truck-loads were taken, and that the timing of the next load can be estimated. This example will utilize a software platform called Seeq and will include a walkthrough of the logic and calculations used for inferring information about hauling events in a systematic, engineering based methodology.

Use Case 2:

Many different completion and reservoir engineering analyses utilize aggregated frac stage data, one such being Instantaneous Shut-In Pressure (ISIP). How the ISIP data is derived has been historically very manual, interpretive, and varying across tools and engineers, yet the downstream analyses depend heavily on the analytical collection method used. Going straight to the raw data and applying a consistent methodology can be useful for finding more nuanced trends and relationships, or honing in on a particular analysis objective. This presentation steps through an analysis of a post-frac stage ISIP to get a couple key interpreted values. Once that analysis is refined, it can easily be expanded across all stages. Similarly, other key fracturing process data can be gleaned from raw streams to provide a robust data set tailored for the problem at hand. This use case is built within a real-time data analytics platform called Seeq, stepping through the analysis construction steps utilizing an engineering approach. 

Presenters: Sepide Zakery, Senior Analytics Engineer at Seeq Corporation. Don Morrison, Senior Real Time Data Engineer at Devon Energy. Devon Koetter-Manson, Sr. Completion Engineer at Devon Energy

                   

 

25 Mar 2021

SPE MIT | Decarbonizing the Energy Workforce: We need everyone!

When: Thursday March 25, 2021|12:00 p.m. MT

Where: Zoom


Registration:  https://tinyurl.com/yg38yqm8
About:  This will be a virtual panel with Adam Irwin (Schneider Electric), Lee Morrison (Amp Energy), Mitchel Williams (AES), & Caley Van Cleave (Iridium) moderated by Sarah Derdowski (Executive Director, Global Energy Management, University of Colorado Denver Business School).We are living in unprecedented times of uncertainty and transition for energy and energy jobs. The world, the country and our states are working toward decarbonizing the way we use, extract and fuel our economy. Innovation is on the rise whether in traditional energy sectors or cleaner initiatives. One thing is clear regardless what role you have you likely will not have the same role in 5, 10 or 15 years. To have a career that has longevity it is important to understand where your skills align, what organizations are out there, build your network and broaden your scope. Our panelist will talk about some of the challenges and ways to enter a new market as well as what types of jobs they see on the horizon. Join me, Sarah Derdowski, for a timely and honest discussion.

17 Mar 2021

GENERAL MEETING | Hydrogen and Energy 101: Role of CCUS

When: Wednesday March 17, 2021 | 11:50 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

Where: Zoom


Speaker: Talib Syed

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Abstract:

The hydrogen economy and the role of CCUS (carbon capture, utilization and storage) is big news today. Many governments, corporations (including non-profits), academia and the general public support efforts to address global warming and climate concerns and this has led to a significant projected increase in hydrogen use and a bigger role for CCUS globally in the future energy mix as we transition to a low carbon economy by 2050. A predicted 2.40 C increase in the average global surface temperature by 2100 (greatly exceeding the Paris Climate Accord targets) is also a cause of great concern, in order to mitigate global weather - related catastrophic events.

Fossil fuels (mostly natural gas) will remain the primary source of hydrogen by 2050 and the oil and gas industry with its unique skills, resources and experience can play a major role in this energy mix transition. Renewable energy sources from wind, solar etc. are also expected to play a bigger role in efforts to decarbonize other industry sectors.

This presentation will cover the production and uses of hydrogen in various industry sectors, its health and safety risks, a brief look at the future H2 economy, a listing of the CCUS projects that are currently active or planned globally, and the challenges in massively scaling up the H2 economy.

Bio:

		SPE Denver March General Meeting imageTalib Syed, P.E. holds a B-Tech (Chemical Engineering – Univ. of Madras, India) and an M.S. in Petroleum Engineering (Univ. of Oklahoma) and is a Registered Petroleum Engineer in CO and WY. Talib started his oilfield career with ARAMCO – Saudi Arabia and has U.S. and international experience – both onshore and offshore. Talib is a SPE Distinguished Lecturer on Life Cycle Well Integrity (2020 – 2021) and currently serves as SPE Denver Section Chair – HSES/Facilities and as SPE Member-at-Large CCUS Technical Section. Talib is a member of SPE, American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE), Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) and Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC).

11 Mar 2021

SPE DENVER MIT | Changing Regulations and Expected Impacts on the Oil and Gas Industry

When: Thursday March 11, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.

Where: Zoom


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About:  This will be a webinar with SPE Regional Director Deb Ryan moderated by Scott Wilson.
Regulations at both the state and federal levels have been rapidly changing as unconventional development has ramped up, and as public sentiment towards the industry is shifting. 
This talk will cover a high-level view of recent regulation, public hearings and rule changes in some of the key unconventional states, as well as a look at the Federal Executive orders and the impact to federal lands. We will also cover where the industry is possibly heading in terms of regulatory policy and careers.
Deb provides insights about oil and gas economics, reserves, regulation, public opinion, and energy transition. Her contributions highlight the balance between economic factors, public opinion, and environmental concerns as they relate to energy production and consumption. As a thought leader and noted voice in the energy industry, Deb was named as one of Ally Energy’s “Top Energy Voices” for her “Voice in Sustainability” in 2020 and in 2019 was included in the 40 Top Women in Energy by the Denver Business Journal. 
For over 9 years, Deb has served in leadership positions at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) where she currently serves as the North American Regional Director on the International Board of Directors. She is also the current Chair of the Ethics Committee for the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE). Originally from Australia, Deb is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Colorado and Texas.

4 Mar 2021

Rockies MIT | Emerging Opportunities & Marketplace for CO2 Sequestration...

When: Thursday March 4, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m

Where: Online


Members in Transition CCUS Webinar Series Panel Discussion with James Sorensen, John Hamling, Amanda Livers-Douglas, and Matthew Belobraydic

MiT proudly announces an upcoming CCUS webinar and panel discussion with James Sorensen, John Hamling, Amanda Livers-Douglas, and Matthew Belobraydic, titled: “Emerging Opportunities & Marketplace for CO2 Sequestration: University of North Dakota EERC Leading the Way on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage.”

Register free online on the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists website, here:

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This will be a 4-person panel presentation of the current work in Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) at the University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC). The panel will introduce the status of CCUS, current projects, and opportunities, and then delve into the specific technical and scientific aspects of CCUS that are underway at the EERC. Focus areas will be on specific workflows at the EERC in geology and geophysics for reservoir characterization and the engineering challenges of CO2 storage. The presentation is scheduled to be 45 minutes of presentation slides, and 15 minutes for the audience to field questions to the 4 experts.

This talk will be recorded and available online for a short amount of time for attendees with scheduling conflicts. 

17 Feb 2021

GENERAL MEETING | First Rich Gas EOR Cyclic Multi-Well Huff N Puff...

When: Wednesday February 11, 2021 | 11:50 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where: Zoom


Title: "First Rich Gas EOR Cyclic Multi-Well Huff N Puff Pilot in the Bakken Tight Oil Play"

Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Virtual, October 2020.
Paper Number: SPE-201471-MS

Speaker: Gordon Pospisil, Development Advisor, Liberty Resources LLC

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Abstract:

This field case history details the objectives, design, field operations, and production, pressure, and other surveillance results of the first rich gas multiwell cyclic huff ‘n’ puff pilot in the Bakken and Three Forks intervals of the Williston Basin. The broad goal of the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) pilot was to identify key performance metrics of rich gas injection leading to the design of a commercial field-scale EOR process. Objectives included demonstrating the ability to contain gas within the target intervals vertically and laterally and build pressure to promote a miscible displacement process in a fully developed 1280-acre drill spacing unit (DSU) in the Bakken tight oil play.

 

Bio:

Gordon Pospisil is Development Advisor for Liberty Resources LLC, a Denver based, private exploration & production company with operations in the Williston Basin (Bakken) play and a track record of delivering well productivity in the top 10% of major operators through completions technology and production operations innovations. Gordon recently led the Liberty Resources team in collaboration with the ND Energy & Environmental Research Center in the first multi-well Rich Gas EOR Huff N Puff pilot in the Bakken / Three Forks intervals of the Williston Basin in North Dakota.   This EOR application builds upon success in the Eagle Ford with the potential to unlock 30-70% more resource and value in the Bakken.

Gordon has over 30 years experience in the oil industry in the Rockies, Alaska, Texas, and Canada with Liberty Resources, BP, Atlantic Richfield, and Touche Ross & Co (now Deloitte LLP).  His enhanced oil recovery experience includes petroleum engineering and leadership roles implementing miscible gas EOR programs and projects in Prudhoe Bay, Kuparuk River and other fields in Alaska as well as enhanced SAGD (Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage) in Alberta.

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