This page contains presentations from SPE London Evening Dinner meetings, with permission from the speaker to release them.
March 2021 – virtual meeting
The March London Section evening meeting included presentations on O&G pivoting to geothermal: Opportunities and challenges, and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) in a UK independent oil and gas company.
ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) in a UK independent oil and gas company
Clara Altobell, Vice President for ESG and Business Innovation at Serica Energy
January 2021 – virtual meeting
The January 2021 London section virtual evening meeting included lectures on Blue Hydrogen and Ammonia Production and Supply Pathways and SPE members addressing the energy Transition and ESG – the Gaia Sustainability Program. The event was sponsored by OPC.
Blue Hydrogen and Ammonia Production and Supply Pathways
Dr. Aqil Jama, Chief Technologist, Carbon Management Research Division of Saudi Aramco’s R&D Center, Dhahran.
October 2020 – virtual meeting
The October 2020 London section virtual evening meeting included lectures on Research at Imperial – Peering into the Pore Space with X-rays, and Six trends in decommissioning in the last 18 months.
Research at Imperial – Peering into the Pore Space with X-rays
Martin Blunt, Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Imperial College London.
The February 2020 London Section evening meeting included lectures on the Disruptive Influence of Global LNG, and Rise of the Carbon Majors.
Disruptive Influence of Global LNG
Speakers: Peter Cameron and Jalil Jumriany, Energy Global
The November 2019 London Section evening meeting included lectures on Hydrodynamic Modelling and Operational Oil Spill Response in the Humber Estuary, and Scaling Agile in Large Organisations.
Scaling Agile in large organisations.
Speaker: Steven Kok, Associate Director in Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) Technology & Digital Transformation practice.
The October 2019 London Section evening meeting included a talk on ‘Simulating CO2 Injection and Storage in the Cloud’ by Paolo Orsini, OpenGoSim, and a talk by SPE Distnguised Lecturer Vassilios Kelessidis, on ‘Drilling Optimization Revisited: How Close are we to Drilling
Optimization while Drilling (Dowd)?
Simulating CO2 Injection and Storage in the Cloud
Speaker: Paolo Orsini, OpenGoSim
The September 2019 London Section evening meeting was an experimental workshop format at INEOS’ offices in Chelsea, where Young Professionals (YPs) and Senior Professionals (SPs) discussed best practices around five topics chosen by SPE London members: modelling pitfalls, career progression,business deals (M&A asset valuation), social networks (e-networking) and soft skills.
SPE_London SP/YP event September 2019
Young researchers presented their posters at the recent SPE London Section meeting. Here are six of the 12.
Analytical Solution of Polymer Slug Injection with Fiscous Fingering S.A. Abdul Hamid and A.H. Muggeridge, 2018. Shahrizal Anuar Abdul Hamid (Anuar) is a Research Assistant in Petroleum Engineering at Imperial College London. He completed his PhD in the same field, under the supervision of Ann Muggeridge, at the same institution in 2019. He also holds MEng Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Manchester. Previously, he was a process simulation engineer working on various engineering studies for oil and gas processing facilities.
A Realistic Vapour Phase Heat Transfer Model for the Weathering of LNG Stored in Large Tanks
Felipe Huerta and Velisa Vesovic.
Felipe Huerta Pérez is 2nd year PhD Student at Imperial College London under the supervision of Prof. Velisa Vesovic. He obtained his BSc and MSc in Chemical Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 2016. His main research interests are modelling transport phenomena, thermodynamics and numerical methods. His current research is about computational modelling of LNG storage. His previous work is related to optimizing wine de-alcoholization and applied chemical engineering to food industry.
Fast Modelling of Gas Reservoirs using Non-Intrusive Reduced Order Modelling
Jemimah-Sandra Samuel, Ann Muggeridge.
Jemimah-Sandra Samuel is an Imperial College research postgraduate in petroleum engineering with interests in reservoir characterisation, evaluation, simulation and management. Her current research, supervised by Prof. Ann Muggeridge, focusses on using non-intrusive reduced order modelling (NIROM) for fast modelling of gas reservoirs. She holds an MSc in Petroleum Engineering and a BEng in Chemical Engineering.Ann Is a professor of petroleum engineering at Imperial College. Her research interests encompass EOR, fast reservoir modelling, upscaling and the physics of flows in porous media. She holds a BSc(Hons) in Physics and a DPhil in Atmospheric Physics.
Mechanical wellbore stability modelling in Anistotropic Rocks
Ngurah Beni Setiawan and Robert Zimmerman.
Ngurah Beni Setiawan is a third-year PhD student at Imperial College, working with Prof. Robert Zimmerman on the topic of stability of deviated and horizontal boreholes drilled into anisotropic formations. Prior to his current position, Beni was a senior geomechanics specialist with Schlumberger for ten years, and was involved in more than thirty geomechanics studies across South East Asia.
Evaluation of Empirical Models for Viscous Fingering in Miscible Displacement
Irfan Tai, Ann Muggeridge.
Irfan Tai is an Imperial College PhD student working on upscaling of polymer flooding. His PhD is part funded by Schlumberger and he is supervised by Prof Ann Muggeridge and Marie Ann Giddins. This poster describes his MSc project research. He holds an MSc in petroleum engineering and an MRes in fluid dynamics, both from Imperial College London.
Hydraulic transmissivity of fracture networks generated through geomechanical fracture-growth simulations
Robin N. Thomas, Anozie Ebigbo, Adriana Paluszny, and Robert W. Zimmerman.
Robin Thomas has just completed his PhD at Imperial College, working with Dr. Adriana Paluszny and Prof. Robert Zimmerman on generating geologically realistic fracture networks, and investigating their mechanical and hydrological properties. He is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher at IC, focussing on hydraulic fracturing, on projects funded by NERC and BP.
Fluid Dynamics of Multiphase Displacement in Reservoir Rocks (First part)
Fluid Dynamics of Multiphase Displacement in Reservoir Rocks (Second part)
Speakers: Catherine Spurin & Alessio Scanziani, Imperial College.
Using Fractals to Determine a Reservoir’s Hydrocarbon Distribution (Paper)
Speaker: Steve Cuddy, Distinguished Lecturer, Baker Hughes
Using Fractals to Determine a Reservoir’s Hydrocarbon Distribution (Slides)
Speaker: Steve Cuddy, Distinguished Lecturer, Baker Hughes
Shale Gas Reservoir Characterisation Using R
Speaker: Michael Kenomore, Portsmouth University School of Energy and Electronic Engineering
Accelerating pore-scale flow simulations with a machine learning approach
Speaker: Arash Rabbani, Masoud Babaei, University of Manchester
Shale Gas. The opportunity for the UK.
Speaker: Laura Hughes, Commercial and Projects Director
Evaluating economic impact of digitization on petroleum upstream projects
Speaker: Omer Ahmed, Coventry University Postgraduate Student
OIL AND GAS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – OGAI 2.0: The Application of Geospatial Information and Big Data Analytics
Speaker: Peter Kaznacheev, Senior Research Fellow, King’s College London, European Centre for Energy and Recourse Security (EUCERS)
Data Science in the Real World
Speaker: Tom Begley
Fracture Simulation Parameters: Addressing the needs of Completion Engineers: A Petrophysical Perspectives
Speaker: Fred Jenson, Product Strategy Manager Petrophysics and Geomechanics, CGG.
‘Everything you always wanted to know about well test analysis but were afraid to ask’
Speaker: Alain Gringarten
‘Characterising multiphase flow in heterogeneous rocks‘
Speaker: Dr S Jackson, Imperial College
Reserves and Resources – Top 10 PRMS errors and misunderstandings
Speaker: Dr Ed Jankowski, Managing Director, RPS Energy
Welcome to the Future. Quantum Computing for the Real World Today
Speaker: Andy Mason. D-Wave
Making Quality Decisions
Speaker: Pete Naylor, Shell
Event-based Risk Management
Speaker: Craig Smalley, Benchmarks Consulting
Speaker: Adrian Gregory, MORE Oil & Gas Consultancy
Getting closer to the truth’
Speaker: Silvia Rey Gomez, IHS Markit
Challenges and solution for Independents during low oil prices
Speaker: Peter R. Clutterbuck, Global Energy Consultants Ltd
Distinguished Lecturer Program:
The Digital Oilfield – Collaborative Working at Global Scale
Speaker: Frans Van den Berg, Smart Collaboration, The Netherlands
Holistic View – Asset Evaluation
Speaker: Drew Powell, Global Director – Operations, Gaffney, Cline & Associates
Be Gender Smart – The Key to Career Success for Women
Speakers: Inge Woudstra, W2O Consulting and Training
Resilient Field Developments that can Accommodate Uncertainty are the Best Solution for a Sustained Low Oil Price Environment
Speaker: Chris Hopper, Moving Future
M&A in the North Sea Overview and recent trends
Speakers: Neil Leppard and Mairi Massey
Enabling Geological Scale Dynamic Modelling of a Fractured Basement Reservoir
Speaker: Daniel Bonter, Hurricane Energy
Offshore Gas Treating in a low oil price environment
Speaker: John Young, Twister
Reducing offshore drilling and construction risks with Metocean data
Speaker: Mark Calverle
Why Can’t I get my Reserves right?
Speaker: Mark Hayes
What’s an SPE Technical Director – Would I know if I heard one?
Speaker: David Curry
LNG glut: doom and gloom? Or land of opportunity?
Speaker: Ryan Pereira
The Search for Efficient Use of CAPEX
Speaker: Iain Poole
Managing Dual Careers: Work/Life Integration in a 24/7 World
Speaker: Eva Sprunt
Perforating for Inflow performance in Natural Completions
Speaker: Mark S Brinsden
Assessing and Applying Petroleum Enginering Data
Speaker: John Turley
Scalable systems for reservoir modeling on modern hardware platforms
Speaker: Dmitry Eydin
Unlocking oil and gas potential in Central and East Africa. Challenges for Independents.
Speaker: Peter R. Clutterbuck, Global Energy Consultants
Shale Gas Research
Fluid Profiling with Downhole Fluid Analysis. A Modern Technique for Reservoir Characterization
Speaker: Michael O’Keefe Principal Reservoir Engineer, Schlumberger.
24th February 2015
27th January 2015
Project benchmarking reservoir and wells delivery
Speaker: Nekhil Mishra, Senior Project Analyst, IPA Global
Problems of accurately forecasting UK oil and gas production
Speaker: Mike Earp, Department of Energy and Climate Change
25th November 2014
Wood Review: Necessary, but Sufficient?
Speaker:Charles Goedhals, senior Development Planning Engineer at Gaffney Cline & Associates
Passive Seismic Monitoring
Speaker: Professor Michael Kendall, School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol.
GEOMECHANICS: Quo Vadis….?
Speaker: Glen Burridge
Software Jockeys or Garage Tinkerers – Training Options for Next-Generation Geomechanics
Speaker: Prof Gary Couples, Institute of Petroleum Energy, School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, Heriot-Watt University
Reasons why some geomechanical models turn out “unfit for purpose”.
Speaker: Jorg Herwanger
The Role of the Intermediate Principal Stress in Petroleum Geomechanics.
Speaker: Robert W. Zimmerman, Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College
The Value of Geomechanics: Engaging with Engineers and Managers
Speaker: Richard A. Plumb
30th September 2014
Shale plays: how technology, governments, regulators, academia, and the public have changed the world’s energy supply and demand equation
Speaker: Joseph H. Frantz, Jr. SPE Distinguished Lecturer and VP Engineering Technology, Range Resources Corp
North Sea oil field decommissioning: the challenges and opportunities
Speaker:Nigel Jenkins, Chief Executive, Decom North Sea
OGIC: transforming the way industry and academia work together.
Speaker: Ian Phillips, CEO, Oil and Gas Innovation Centre in Aberdeen
18th February 2014
Offshore CO2 EOR as Part of a National CCS Programme: Opportunities and Challenges
Speaker: David S Hughes, Principal Reservoir Engineer/CCS and EOR Specialist, Senergy
28th January 2014
The Competent Person’s Report
Speaker: John W Barker, Technical Director, Reservoir Engineering, Gaffney Cline & Associates
Stimulation Fluids – Myths, Reality and Environmental Stewardship through Better Chemistry
Speaker: Dan Daulton, SPE Distinguished Lecturer
26th November 2013
Focus on Making Decisions…Not on searching for and analyzing the data
– Chris Fair, Founder & CEO, Oilfield Data Services Inc
Advances in Pressure Transient Analysis: De-convolution and its applications
Piers Johnson, Founder & MD, Oilfield Production Consultants (OPC) Ltd
29th October 2013
Value of Popular Decision Analysis Tools in Upstream Asset Valuations
Erkan Karakaya, Principal Economist and New Ventures Director, Schlumberger Production Management
24th September 2013
Increasing Exploration Chance of Success with Reservoir Seismic Characterisation
Erick Alvarez, Team Leader, Reservoir Seismic Characterisation, Senergy Limited
Distinguished Lecture Program 2013
28th May 2013
Flow modelling across faults
Wahab Ahmed, Schlumberger
East Africa: A Focus on the Emerging Petroleum Provinces
Rand Al-obaidy, Gaffney, Cline & Associates
The Extinction of Skin
Michael Byrne, Senergy GB Ltd
30th April 2013
Heavy Oil Identification and Exploitation
Jean-Valery Garcia, MD, Kirk Petrophysics
26th March 2013
Reservoir Fluid (PVT) Analysis
Brian Moffatt, PetroPhase
26th February 2013
Attracting Finance – Traps for young and old players
Willl Holland, Macquarie
Subsea Production and Flow Assurance
Sacha Sarshar, Caltec
29th January 2013
Attaining ‘Privilege to operate’ in the Arctic
Jon Perry, ERM
Shale Gas and its Potential Market in Europe
Chris Burns, GCA
27th November 2012
The Value of Information
Pete Naylor, BG Group
24th April 2012
Carbon capture and Storage
Case Study: CO2 Injection into a Highly Depleted Gas Field, SNS UK–
Paul Williams & Kate Gibbons
A New Energy future with traditional energy
C. Michael Ming
27th March 2012
Global gas Market
28th February 2012
The Future of the North Sea
31st January 2012
Horizontal & Multi-Fractured Wells
29th November 2011
Life Cycle Well Integrity Management
27th October 2011
Asset Management Optimization using model based decision support
– Francesco Verre
Shale Experience from a global gas perspective
– Alex Gabb, BG Group
27th September 2011
The Current Status of Shale Gas in Europe
– Chris Rachwal
24th May 2011
EOR – The Time is Now
– Paul Bondor
26th April 2011
On the Road to Smart Technologies in Underground Gas Storage
– Kenneth Brown
29th March 2011
Minnows Chasing Whales
– Tower Resources
– Robin Rindfuss
18th January 2011
Hot Water Rises
– Paul L Younger
Gas Price Trends
– Niall Trimble
The Prospects For Geothermal Energy In Scotland
– Ed Stephens
30th November 2010
Responding to the Deepwater Horizon Incident
– Rob Bly, Oil Spill Response Ltd
Production and Produced Water Systems
26th October 2010
Stochastic Handling of Uncertainties in the Decision Making Process
– Dag Ryen, Ofstad, IPRES, Norway
Value of Information in Business Development Opportunities
– Todd Jones, Chevron Europe
Reliability of Expert Judgements and Uncertainty Assessments
– Steve Begg, University of Adelaide
28th September 2010
Enlightened Reservoir Management
– Mr Alan Strudley
Fractured Horizontal Well Decline
– Dr Branimir Cvetkovic