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This webinar will explore automation, intelligence and innovation in Upstream Oil and Gas Land Management and acquisition and divestiture (A&D) transactions. Advanced text analytic capabilities are now available to automatically understand, identify and extract key elements, provisions and events from leases. Upstream operators and non-operators can leverage these new technologies to lower G&A, reduce risk during acquisitions, and provide a clear and accurate picture to buyers during a divestiture.

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This webinar will present how KBR, a global technology, engineering, procurement and construction company, has embarked on a corporate travel strategic optimization initiative with the support of TCG Consulting to deliver $15-20M in spend reduction while also enhancing spend visibility, improving the user experience and maintaining infrastructure scalability to enable quick response to changing market conditions.

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How 3-D image-based petrophysical properties such as porosity, permeability and wettability impact recovery and contribute to the faster development of a more accurate reservoir model.

When lab results and log measurements are inconsistent, inconclusive or conflicting, it can be an ‘all hands on deck’ exercise to unravel the data and get to the truth.  However, in many cases the necessary data points such as wettability, capillary pressure and relative permeability can be months, if not years, away from input to the reservoir model.  Guesstimates can lead to over- or under-inflated evaluations of recoverable hydrocarbons and can greatly impact production predictions – ultimately compromising decision-making that effects CAPEX investments in downstream infrastructure.
Digital rock is a relatively new discipline that advances traditional core analysis by using high-resolution microscopy imaging systems and 3-D visualization techniques to analyze the microstructural rock features of core samples. Using process- or image-based modeling, digital rock creates an accurate representation of the pore-scale internal rock architecture in 3-D by incorporating micro- and nano-scale structures such as grain size, contact angles, pore network connectivity, mineralogy, and clay content (to name a few). The models can be used to generate multi-phase fluid flow simulations that provide advanced rock and fluid properties in less time than traditional measurements – a first look at the dynamics contributing to ultimate recovery.
In this webinar, you will: 
•    Learn about digital rock modeling and how simulated multi-phase flow properties can deliver answers faster and with greater insight than traditional measurements.
•    Discover the many instances where digital rock analysis can provide answers which are either difficult or impossible to obtain by more conventional methods.
•    Understand how the combination of imaging and pore-scale modelling can lead to more accurate estimates of properties like residual hydrocarbon saturations.

 

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Overview: Alternative drilling techniques have unlocked vast reserves of gas, but getting that gas to market remains problematic due to limited pipeline infrastructure. In this webinar, George Boyajian of Primus Green Energy will discuss monetization of stranded gas assets using an economically attractive gas-to-liquids (GTL) approach. GTL systems based on STG+™ technology can profitably convert natural gas and NGLs into high value liquids, such as methanol or gasoline. Specific case studies will be presented detailing the economic and technical aspects of STG+™ systems deployed at the gas gathering and processing levels. What you will learn: • How small-scale GTL systems are valuable gas monetization tools for producers and gas processors • Project specific GTL plant economics - capex, opex, return on investment • Technical overview of the STG+™ GTL process – conversion efficiencies, product specs, feed gas requirements

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Sucker rod lift pumping systems have a long history as a proven method of artificial oil lift. More than 20 years ago, fiberglass sucker rods were introduced as an alternative to steel sucker rods. Recent fiberglass rod technology improvements have created compelling advantages over traditional steel sucker rods. In this webinar, John Crane will discuss how fiberglass sucker rods can outperform steel sucker rods by increasing production, reducing capital and operating expenses, improving corrosion resistance and handling higher loads than previous technologies. Specific examples will be used to illustrate how these benefits are achieved and recent technology development will be presented. What you will learn: How fiberglass sucker rods outperform steel sucker rods in oil production, corrosion resistance, capital cost and operating expense. Case study examples of how oil well operators can increase production and reduce costs with fiberglass sucker rods.

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Efficiency and uptime are key across all industries, but especially so in E&P where safe and secure operations are critical. Increasingly more of those operations utilize hardware and software solutions to communicate between the field and office. This increased application use coupled with high volume of server requests place an increased burden on shared storage resources that adversely impact application performance. One way to overcome these storage bottlenecks that degrade application performance in virtual environments is through the use of high speed server resources like flash storage. By putting storage performance on the server tier, companies can accelerate virtual workloads while extending the life of existing storage assets. 

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Like most process industries, oil and gas operations may be using outdated control systems with components nearing end-of-life. While this can be an opportunity to upgrade to the latest automation technologies, especially to boost efficiencies and operating margins, the risk of disruption and downtime can forestall the needed steps to move ahead. But operators can minimize that risk with careful planning and consideration of the steps outlined in this webinar. 

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Overview: The Ordovician Utica shale is an international shale play, stretching from Quebec, Canada, down in the U.S. portion of the great Appalachian Basin. The Utica offers strong attractions: excellent rock properties, low acreage costs, and proximity to premium gas markets. This emerging play is on the cusp of exploration, with operators beginning to probe its potential in earnest. Here, in the webinar “Unlocking the Utica: The Next Big Northeast Shale Play?” you will hear the latest insights on this fascinating reservoir from two industry experts. The 55-minute webinar will include a live Q&A moderated by Peggy Williams, Director of Unconventional Resources, Hart Energy.

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Argentina’s Neuquén Basin holds a wealth of tight gas and shale reservoirs, and companies are launching drilling programs to assess these resources. Explorers are targeting the thick and rich Vaca Muerta and Los Molles shales, two well-known, world-class source rocks that are receiving new attention. A discovery by Repsol YPF in the oil-prone portion of the Vaca Muerta could hold 150 million barrels of recoverable oil, and the company has already kicked off a major development project. Operators are also testing unconventional gas prospects in both shales, and in tight-gas sands. In addition to its attractive geology, the Neuquén Basin has other attributes that favor unconventional development. It has a long history of oil and gas operations, is home to an established, thriving service sector, and has excellent access to markets.

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‘Night Dragon’ and ‘Stuxnet’ attacks have unleashed a flurry of media coverage. In the face of these advanced and persistent threats to your real-time systems and intellectual property do you need to think and act differently than you have in the past?

As cyber security threats escalate and the level of process automation increases, the oil and gas industry is taking lessons from downstream plants and the utility industry. Nation state attackers are the biggest threat to the industry, but many unknown threats also exist worldwide. If your corporate reputation and profitability are paramount, you must take control of cyber risks by implementing an actionable plan that closes gaps, meets standards and delivers the financial and organizational efficiencies and brand impact you seek.

During this live webcast, you'll learn to:

  • Adapt your security thinking to contemporary risks and attacker strategies
  • Define an architecture to mitigate cyber security risks — from the oil rig to the boardroom
  • Establish a stable baseline and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of core cyber security operations
  • Refocus limited internal resources from operational functions to more strategic priorities
  • Confidently outsource your security functions, while maintaining real-time visibility

Join us to hear best practices from other Process Industries that are proactively addressing regulatory mandates, protecting the most sensitive enterprise data and industrial controls — through a cost effective and efficient approach.  Learn how they are responding to U.S. government requirements and cyber security initiatives and how you can work with DHS more effectively.

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In September 2009, the aviation industry lauded the successful passage of a brand-new specification by the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) that certifies the use of alternative jet fuels in aircraft. ASTM D7566 creates a framework for all alternatives and immediately qualifies 50% blends of Fischer-Tropsch synthetic jet fuel with conventional Jet A from multiple feedstocks including coal, biomass, natural gas and all combinations thereof. This framework will enable the passage of a range of hydrotreated renewable jet (HRJ) fuels, which are biofuels for aircraft made from a variety of feedstocks.

This specification represented the first aviation fuel qualification in nearly 20 years. So a year-and-a-half later, where are we? How far have efforts come in the commercialization of alternative jet fuels? And what are some of the challenges producers and end-users going to face?

Hart Energy’s International Fuel Quality Center and Global Biofuels Center present in partnership with FUEL magazine and Ethanol & Biofuels News a two-part series exploring the current state of the aviation biofuels industry and what’s ahead.

Session 1Setting the Stage 
•    The past, present and future for aviation biofuels
•    Challenges ahead
•    Achieving commercialization
•    Policies and incentives

Session 2Growing the Industry 
•    Biofuel producers
     o    what they need to provide
     o    progress they have made
     o    technical developments and challenges
     o    reaching commercialization
•    Airline buyers
     o    what they need from producers
     o    industry demands
     o    supply chain strategies

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Operators are working the Niobrara in several prospective basins in the region, with a good portion of the activity centered in the Denver-Julesburg Basin of northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. In this webinar, two public operators talk about their activities in the shale, and share what they have learned from their initial drilling efforts. There is still much to learn, and the Niobrara is early in the appraisal stage.

For PDC Energy, it has been encouraged by its horizontal program in the Niobrara. The company's second and third horizontal Niobrara wells in Wattenberg averaged a combined 1,004 barrels of oil equivalent per day in early production tests. This year, the operator is on pace to drill and complete eight to nine horizontal wells within Wattenberg Field and four to five horizontal wells in its Krieger area, located to the northeast.

Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. has drilled and completed three wells in the Colorado portion of the Niobrara play. To date, it has found the completion side more challenging than the drilling side. The role of natural fracturing, the use of seismic and microseismic data, and fracturing techniques are all factors important to success. Carrizo is also encouraged by its results to date, and plans to spend $40- to $45 million in the play this year to drill 10 to 12 wells.

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