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  • Virtual DL: Global LNG - An Industry in Disruptive Transformation

    Friday, February 18, 2022, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM SG
    SPE Singapore Section is happy to invite you to  Distinguished Lecturer Event:   “ Global LNG – An Industry in Disruptive Transformation ”   The lecture will be delivered in live by Peter Nigel Cameron . Date: Friday, Feb 18, 2022 Time: 7 pm    To attend the event you are requested to register via a following link:  REGISTRATION After registration is complete, you will receive a personal link to your mailbox to log in.    Kindly be aware that only SPE members will be able to access a registration web page. You can join/renew SPE membership  here .    Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more or ask your questions.   Abstract: The global Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry is going through disruptive transformation. This term is often heard but one we can now see applied to a large capital intensive industry. For decades, the LNG business had been traditional, cosy, conservative and uncompetitive, with a few large players, opaque and rigid.   We consider the drivers that make an industry change, particularly an energy industry and the characteristics of energy markets. We find that LNG meets the criteria of an industry ready for change. Three key factors drive transformation, namely an industry wide crisis, action to enable the business environment and then the market developing by itself.   Drivers for LNG change include technological (FSRU, FLNG, supersized ships, Mini-LNG, bunkering) and commercial (global LNG oversupply, regulatory, new demand and supply centres, new business models, new players, new trading patterns). Any of these can provide an industry crisis but among the most important is the entry of the USA, set to become the world’s marginal LNG supplier (which sets the price) and also largest supplier, with different business models. The combined effects are transformational.   Change is continuing, with the growing influence of the USA, LNG hubs, bunkering and mini LNG. The sleepy traditional LNG world is changing and will continue to do so. Coronavirus has a large impact but the LNG world was already transforming.   Members should consider what further disruption will come. They should also identify additional value in gas from previously stranded supplies and demand which can now be opened up.   Biography:   Mr Peter Cameron is Founder and Managing Director of Energy Markets Global, a UK based international energy markets consultancy. He is also lecturer in Business Strategy for Middlesex University (UK) Oil and Gas MBA.   Peter advises governments and companies globally on the economic and commercial aspects of gas markets. He has over 25 years of worldwide project experience (long and short term). He was Chairman of the International Services Board of the Society of British Gas Industries and represented the British Government on the gas sector worldwide. Previously, Peter was Corporate Strategist and Planner for British Gas (now Shell).

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  • [POSTPONED] Circular Economy

    Thursday, May 19, 2022, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM SGT
    In conjunction with Energy Institute Singapore, SPE Singapore Section is happy to invite you to a technical seminar : “Circular Economy ”   The lecture will be delivered in live by   Peter Godfrey Date:   Thursday, May 19, 2022 Time:  6:30   pm  Meeting link will be provided after registration. 

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  • SPE Singapore Section 2022/23 AGM

    Thursday, September 22, 2022, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM SGT
    SPE Singapore Section AGM & Networking Date: 22 September 2022 Time: 18:00 – 20:30 (Singapore Time) Venue: Pasta Fresca, Boat Quay Please RSVP and join us at the 2022/23 SPE Singapore Section AGM! Agenda 6pm: Networking drinks 7pm: AGM starts and Zoom dial-in 9pm: event closes. The committee is putting out a call for nomination for the 2022/23 SPE committee. As per our constitution, all positions are listed below, along with current nominations as of today: Committee Officer Nominations for 2022/23 Chairperson Paulina Svoboda Secretary Stephanie Lim (current) Treasurer Wee Chin Wong (current) Program Peter Mark Smith Membership Kean Wee Cheah (current) Officers   General Committee  Daniel Pastor (current), Manoj Prabhakar (current), Joseph Ma Past President Dave Hayes, Mike Reeder, Peter Cockcroft, Tran Ngo Nguyet Sponsorship vacant Young Professional vacant Qualifications for a committee member are that the nominee: be a resident in Singapore be a fully paid up SPE Member be a previous SPE Committee Member for the Section Chairperson office have accepted the nomination  We encourage you to self-nominate to run (on the night of the AGM you will need your nomination seconded by another member). We especially encourage any student members to join and take up the position of YP chair which also has the role of student liaison.  Close of nominations will be the 15 th of September. Please send any nominations to Stephanie by email with the name of the person and office sought. The AGM is scheduled for 22nd of Sept 2022   at Pasta Fresca, Boat Quay . Tickets are $25 ($35 non-member) and includes 2 drinks and snacks. The AGM will be in hybrid form (voting allowed) from 7pm via MS Teams , with more details to connect below. Please RSVP and either pay via cash on arrival or via Paynow to +65 8337 4173 (WCW) with the comment: SPESG-AGM22-<INITIALS>.

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  • Virtual DL: Entrepreneurship in the Transitioning Oilfield

    Monday, September 26, 2022, 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM SGT
    SPE Singapore Section is happy to invite you to  Distinguished Lecturer Event:   “Entrepreneurship in the Transitioning Oilfield ”   The lecture will be delivered in live by Omar Abou-Sayed. Date: Monday, Sep 26, 2022 Time: 7:30 pm    To attend the event you are requested to register via a following link:  REGISTRATION After registration is complete, you will receive a personal link to your mailbox to log in.    Kindly be aware that only SPE members will be able to access a registration web page. You can join/renew SPE membership  here .    Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more or ask your questions.   Abstract: Building an entrepreneurial venture is a challenge underestimated by most founders. During periods of stability within a given industry, founders face the normal stresses that come from building a startup: a lack of resources, having to serve in multiple functional roles, powerful customers, unclear business model, loneliness, stress to personal finances, and more. During periods of substantial upheaval, as the oil and gas industry is facing today, the challenges – and the rewards – can be even greater. This lecture will equip attendees with a thorough understanding of how to build a successful entrepreneurial venture during this time of energy transition. Core universal concepts applicable to creating a successful startup will be presented, while industry-specific trends will be explored to highlight areas that are ripe for innovation. At the end of the lecture, attendees should have a grounding in how to approach building a successful startup during this period of intense transition in the oilfield.   Biography:   Omar Abou-Sayed's experience spans the global energy, chemicals, oilfield services, and clean tech industries. He has worked in a variety of engineering, business, and leadership roles within SuperMajors, management consulting firms, private equity funds, and venture-backed startups. He currently serves as CEO of Advantek Waste Management Services, a private equity-backed industrial waste management company. He advises or has invested in nearly a dozen early-stage companies and venture funds. Omar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.  

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  • Virtual DL: Physics Embedded Machine Learning for Modeling and Optimization of Mature Fields

    Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:59 AM MY
    When: 2022-10-11 at 11:00 * Lecturer: Pallav Sarma Invitees: Singapore Section , Java Indonesia Section , Thailand Section , Kuala Lumpur Section , Vietnam Section , Ho Chi Minh University of Technology Chapter , Hanoi University of Mining and Geology Chapter , University of Science Ho Chi Minh City Chapter , PetroVietnam University Chapter

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  • Peter Godfrey, perspectives on CCS projects -in person dinner and technical lecture.

    Thursday, October 20, 2022, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM MY
    Peter Godfrey Vice President Asia Pacific,  STOREGGA   Based in Singapore, Peter is the regional representative of Storegga, a UK headquartered company established in 2019 with the sole purpose of acting as an independent champion for the development of carbon capture projects and related decarbonisation technologies. Storegga is the lead developer of the Acorn project in Scotland in partnership with Shell and Harbour Energy, one of the leading UK CCS and hydrogen projects. Storegga’s business interests are rapidly expanding in internationally.   In addition to his Storegga role, Peter is also the Managing Director APAC of the prestigious Energy Institute (EI).  The EI is the UK chartered professional membership body working across the world of energy with a focus of creating a better energy future for its members and society by accelerating a just global energy transition to net zero.   Peter has spent most of his career in the oil and gas industry but is now a strong advocate for the energy sector’s need to transition towards a cleaner, greener future. In recent years, Peter has worked as an independent advisor, consultant and executive coach to a number of organisations and governments agencies on issues related to the energy sector development within the context of the energy transition and decarbonisation and their strategic implications.    Abstract: A report published last month (in September 2022)   highlighted that the 13 flagship existing CCS schemes worldwide, which together   represent 55 per cent of captured CO2 have mostly significantly underperformed. Across their lifetime, the report states that ExxonMobil’s LaBarge facility at Shute Creek in Wyoming has underperformed by around 36 per cent in terms of capacity. The world’s only large power station with CCS, Boundary Dam in Saskatchewan, Canada, has captured about 50 per cent less than planned, according to the report, and the capacity of Chevron’s Gorgon gas scheme in Western Australia has been about 50 per cent lower than planned in its first five years.  Two projects included in the report failed completely, including the Kemper coal CCS project in Mississippi, which was long delayed and construction was eventually abandoned in 2017. On a more positive note, the report finds the Sleipner and Snøhvit CCS projects in Norway have been a success, which it says is largely due to the “country’s unique business and regulatory environment”. Some say that CCS projects, more often than not, never actually work to its design capacity others (including the presenter) firmly believe that performance has largely been driven by the fundamental conflict between optimising carbon storage capacity and utilising carbon capture as a means of increasing core business activity, in particular, oil and gas production. CCS technology dates back to the 1970s, and in most cases has been used to extract more oil and gas from reservoirs rather than focused on curbing climate change by capturing CO2 for the long term. “For CCS projects to play their part in decarbonisation, project development needs to be commercially justified on the basis of the carbon value chain alone if they are to become a successful tool in our global decarbonisation toolbox”. The presenter will aim to present his case utilising the lessons leaned from his company, STOREGGA, whose business model is entirely focused on decarbonisation. Storegga is the lead developer of the Acorn project in NE Scotland and is actively developing a global portfolio of CCS project development opportunities,  including here in SE Asia. Dinner and networking starts at 6pm.  Lecture begins at 7pm.  Event closes at 9pm.  Soft drinks, Alcoholic drinks and meal included in price - Members of EI, SICC and SPE are $50, Non members $75 and students $25.

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  • Vinod Kesava from Climate Resources International explains Carbon Credits (Carbon101)

    Thursday, January 12, 2023, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM SGT
    Vinod is a carbon markets specialist with 20 years’ experience in the carbon markets. He is the CEO and  co-founder of CRX.    He has launched auction systems for carbon credits, originated over 100 different carbon credit programs and has over 50MT of Carbon Assets under management in CRX. The Carbon 101 talk will explain to engineers what a Carbon Credit is, how they are originated, valued and traded and where Oil and Gas Engineers sit in the carbon ecosystem along with an explanation of where CCUS is right now in the Carbon Credit space in our region.  An open discussion will follow and delicious buffet will be served. No charge. Donations accepted for catering costs (receipts available). Donations can be made via Paynow to WCW (Treasurer) on ‪8337 4173‬ - please include your name and event date in the reference.

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    Singapore, Singapore

  • Joint event with SEAPEX and AIEN: 2023, will it be a better year?

    Friday, February 3, 2023, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM SGT
    Rystad present a look ahead on 2023 trends and things to expect for the upstream Oil and Gas Industry. Bios of speakers: Prateek Pandey Vice President, Upstream Research prateek.pandey@rystadenergy.com Prateek Pandey is a Vice President with Rystad Energy focusing on Southeast Asia upstream oil and gas analysis. With a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering and seven years of experience in the industry, he has worked offshore and on global oil and gas projects before joining Rystad Energy. Prateek’s well-rounded knowledge in engineering concepts and his practical approach provided a solid foundation for his role as an analyst in the industry. Kaushal Ramesh Vice President, LNG and Power Markets Research kaushal.ramesh@rystadenergy.com Kaushal Ramesh is an analyst within Rystad Energy’s Gas & Power team, focusing on gas market fundamentals in the Asia Pacific region. His expertise includes pricing forecasts and development work within Rystad Energy’s gas, LNG, and power products. He worked for ExxonMobil for five years, managing several portfolios spanning upstream and gas market research, LNG shipping operations, refined products, and petrochemical shipping operations. Note on payment - do not prepay here with Paypal.  Please pay at event.

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    singapore, Singapore

  • DL: Martin Storey - A Survival Guide for Digital Transformation - breakfast

    Friday, March 17, 2023, 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM MY
    This event is a breakfast event.  Please note the date change, price revision and change of location. Topic: MARTIN STOREY Well Data QA A Survival Guide for Digital Transformation Abstract : When organizations everywhere are racing to embrace Digital Transformation, it is easy to get excited about the claimed possibilities and to overlook the fundamentals. It is also unclear what this will mean for most of us, our organizations and employment prospects. Hence it is reasonable to ponder and assess our readiness for these changes and the opportunities they may bring. Digital Transformation arguably began a long time ago. It was in the late 1980s that just about everyone in the oil and gas industry started using computers. These were first introduced as “productivity tools” in support of conventional work. With the benefit of experience and technological progress, organizations have evolved new workflows. Today, Information Technology projects are increasingly seen as corporate gamechangers. In this lecture, an experienced geoscientist offers his take on what Digital Transformation may mean, and suggests how to prepare to ride the wave and succeed. Specific topics will include the need for a reliable data inventory, pre-requisites for the integration of multiple data sets and for the rigorous quantification of uncertainty. All these can be implemented without disruption, at low incremental cost and great potential value to all parties. The main takeaway point is that regardless of what Digital Transformation turns out to be, some actions should be taken now rather than later to ready the organization. These actions all revolve around the systematic consolidation of specific data fundamentals. In the process, the people involved will also become better prepared and more valuable to their organization. Biography : Martin Storey is an independent practising Petrophysicist with over three decades of international experience combining field operations and the acquisition, integrated exploitation and management of well data. He consults and delivers training programs in these areas. He is a long-active member of the SPE and other associations including the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA). He was an SPWLA Distinguished Lecturer in 2019 and 2020, and received that society’s Distinguished Service Award in 2020. He has a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Stanford University, and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. Prices: $5 - students $15 - members (SPE, SEAPEX, EC and AIEN). $25 - non members. Pay at venue via Paynow or cash please.

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  • DL - Tom Emelander - Sidetracking with Whipstocks: An Efficient Method for Increasing Your Operation

    Thursday, March 23, 2023, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM SGT
    Bio: Tom Emelander is the Product Line Manager for Weatherford’s Whipstock Systems. His early career focused on support and implementation of Casing Exit Technologies.  After gaining operational experience, he was elevated to Technical Specialist where he guided his team to significant improvements in service quality.  His recent role is focused on increasing efficiencies, developing new technologies, and working with operators on highly innovative re-entry projects including multiple industry first installations.   Regarded as a subject matter expert, he has authored multiple technical papers and industry articles.  Tom has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Western Michigan University. Abstract: Sidetracking with Whipstocks: An Efficient Method for Increasing Your Operational and Asset Value   As the demand increases to lower overall cost of accessing reserves, more reliable operations during the well construction process are required and refined methods for maximizing the value of existing assets must be considered.  In drilling operations, there are numerous reasons why sidetracking may be a planned or contingency event.  Additionally, many if not all, fields have existing assets that can potentially be utilized to reestablish or increase production while reducing cost and footprint associated with a new drill.  One option of sidetracking a well involves a ramp directionally anchored in the casing or open hole to create a window for future drilling and completion assemblies. Whipstock sidetracking has evolved as a viable solution to add operational value in both new and mature wells.   Through technological advances, whipstock operations have become more efficient and can cover most applications for new drills and re-entries.  With additional evolutions in drilling capabilities and more complex wellbore design, sidetracking in casing or open hole can provide an economical advantage over traditional contingency solutions.  From an overall cost per foot perspective, multilateral and re-entry projects can reduce the operational spend to access additional reserves while reducing the environmental footprint.   With extensive run history and ever-increasing developments in equipment, competency, and data driven analytics, the scope and success for whipstock sidetracking operations provides operators with lower risk options to further industry optimization.    This presentation will focus on identification of applications and methods to increase operational efficiency in the process of drilling and completing wells along with recovering stranded production in existing fields.  
    Singapore, Singapore

  • Haliburton Site Visit

    Friday, March 24, 2023, 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM MY
    We are organising a site visit to Haliburton on March 24th.  PAX limit 20.  11AM to 4pm. We will release more details as we go. 1.  Transport - we will charter a minibus to collect and drop folks off.  Location TBD but probably Tuas West MRT. 2.  Lunch will be provided we believe in the Hali canteen. 3.  PPE is most likely required.  Safety shoes, coveralls, helmet.  TBC. 4.  You will need to provide IC, employers name (if employed), SPE membersip no. and full name.  We will not permit competitors of Hali to register (no SLB, WRFD, BH, SLX, GE current employees etc please).  5. These events are designed for YP primarily but seniors welcome as well if we have enough spaces. Registration will open soon.  Preference will be given to YP SPE members, SPE members and then non SPE members. You can beat the queue by renewing your SPE membership if lapsed!
    Tuas, Singapore

  • Artifical Lift - ESP specifically. A discussion by our local SME - Jeff Dwiggins

    Thursday, April 27, 2023, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM MY
    Bio Jeff Dwiggins has worked in the oil and gas industry for 30+ years and in the ESP industry since 1989. Prior to starting his consulting career, Jeff worked for Mobil Oil Corporation, Reda Pump Company and Wood Group ESP in various capacities. In 2002 Jeff founded Dwiggins Consulting LLC and subsequently founded Artificial Lift Solutions Pte Ltd (ALS), a Singapore company in 2009. Over the years Jeff has become recognized as an expert in the application and operation of electric submersible pumping systems (ESPs). Jeff and his team of engineers work on a wide variety of ESP and artificial lift projects throughout the world. Jeff was the project engineer for the initial development of cable deployed and coiled tubing deployed ESPs. Jeff holds patents on these applications and has authored papers on these topics. Additionally, Jeff has authored several SPE papers and articles on various topics relating to ESPs. Jeff routinely teaches courses on ESP failure analysis teaching in such forums as the ESP Symposium, Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and others. Currently Jeff and his team are working projects throughout the world including North America in conventional and unconventional applications. Cost: Members $50 / Non-members $75 / Students-retired-unemployed $25 You can pay now by Paynow or pay at the venue on the night.

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  • CCS - Reservoir Engineering Perspectives

    Thursday, May 11, 2023, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM SGT
    Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a lot harder than it seems. Storage capacity can be far lower than a back-of-the-envelope calculation would suggest and keeping Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in the desired phase requires careful engineering. As the adoption of carbon pricing mechanisms increase in Asia Pacific, more CCS projects are expected to be developed. In this paper, we share some technical lessons learned while working on several of these projects. The paper provides an overview of factors that should be considered for CO2 storage in depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs, primarily concerning capacity, injectivity and containment. We further discuss some of the challenges faced while assessing these factors. Firstly, we highlight the impact that regional geothermal gradients have on storage site selection. Particularly, we show that higher geothermal gradients due to the proximity to the ring of fire affects CO2 capacity negatively and CO2 injectivity positively. Building on this lesson, we propose a graphical approach which provides improved insights when screening depleted reservoirs for CO2 storage; the approach combines both density and viscosity data to screen reservoirs for capacity and injectivity. Next, challenges surrounding the dynamic modelling of CO2 injection into depleted reservoirs are discussed. We compare the use of large and small scale models, and their implications on simulation accuracy and well placement optimization. We also discuss simulation stopping techniques, and how the incorrect application of a stopping criterion may result in capacity overestimation and risk of CO2 leakage. Finally, we demonstrate the need for careful engineering at injection sites to accommodate complicated CO2 phase transitions. Two approaches were compared – injecting CO2 in liquid or supercritical state versus injecting CO2 in gas state. The trade-offs between both approaches suggested that neither options should be ruled out by default, and that both options should be evaluated against project specific constraints. Daniel Wong is a Reservoir Engineer with GaffneyCline. He holds a PhD from Heriot-Watt University where he has been working on advanced applications in reservoir simulation. At GaffneyCline he is part of the excellent technical team in charge of O&G reserves and resources assessment, due diligence, and data analytics. He has has been at the forefront of CO 2 sequestration modelling and SRMS assessment.

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    Singapore, Singapore