Oslo Section


  • Geological Overview of The Barents Sea: Challenges and Prospect Predictions

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM CET
    Geological Overview of The Barents Sea:  Challenges and Prospect Predictions Tips for Data Interpretation: Where to Search for Oil and Why is the Drilling Success so Diverse? In total 3 Speakers with the following topics:   Exploration in the Barents Sea – “ups and downs”, where to go next? Dr Erik Henriksen , UiT The Arctic University of Norway/ Founder and Managing Director of Henriksen Maritime Consultancy AS Scientific Approaches in Exploration Strategy and HC Potential of the Barents Sea Dr Natalia Kukina,  Exploration Manager RN Nordic Oil/ Chief of Board of Directors at Dominik Oil Petroleum systems in the SW Barents Sea: diversity, opportunities and challenges. PhD Jon Halvard Pedersen,   Petroleum Systems Analyst, Lundin Norway The event will be held at Felix conference center (Aker Brygge, Oslo). These great lectures with be followed by a tasty Spanish tapas buffet dinner.

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  • Traditional X-mas Dinner 2017

    Thursday, December 7, 2017, 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM CET
    Traditional X-mas Dinner December 7th 2017 Topic:  Essential Prerequisites for Maximizing Success From Big Data Presenter: Muhammad Khakwani (Distinguished Lecturer) An Extra 45 Minutes Can Provide a World of Knowledge Program outline: 17.30-18.00    Recepetion and ice breaker 18.30-19.30    Presentation with Q&A 19.30-23.00    Dinner and networking The lecture will be followed by "Pinnekjøtt" dinner.    Please let us know if you have any restrictions. Abstract   Big Data is an emerging technology in Information Management that holds promising returns on investment, as it can provide advanced analytics capabilities. It is well suited for large enterprises, and when used properly, it can lead to breakthroughs in analytics, deriving information from data that was previously not possible. However, a Big Data project cannot be approached using traditional IT system design and methods. Its success relies on teamwork and collaboration among petroleum engineering subject matter experts, senior IT professionals, and data scientists. To ensure that Big Data initiatives do not deliver poor results or disappoint, Big Data projects require significant preparation, which dramatically increases the chances of success. This presentation provides practical information about how to get started and what to consider in your plan, and it gives useful tips and examples for planning and executing a Big Data project. At the end of the presentation, attendees will know what Big Data is, what it offers, how to plan such projects, what the roles and responsibilities are for the key project members, and how these projects should be implemented to benefit their organization. Big Data analytics offers enterprises a chance to move beyond simply gathering data to analyzing, mining, and correlating results for insights that translate into business solutions.   Biography Muhammad S. Khakwani is a Senior Information Systems Consultant and the leading Data Architect for Upstream data at Saudi Aramco. He has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry working for large enterprises in Canada and the United States, and for the last 17 years in the Oil & Gas industry in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He has in-depth expertise in database design as well as data management, standardization, and governance. He has designed and implemented data warehouse solutions, formulated Real-Time data strategies, and devised controls for Data Security for Saudi Aramco. His current responsibilities include designing and managing the Upstream enterprise data model, as well as strategizing and managing policies related to the corporate Upstream database necessary to meet changing business needs at Saudi Aramco. He has a BS from University of Western Ontario, and an MIS from Webster University.

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  • Solving the Mystery of Low Rate of Penetration in Deep Wells

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM CET
    ​Distinguished Lecturer Dinner Topic: Solving the Mystery of Low Rate of Penetration in Deep Wells Lecturer: L.W. (Roy) Ledgerwood III Abstract Rocks deep in the earth have unique and enigmatic material properties due to the confining pressures in the earth.  Confining pressure increases rock strength and changes rock from a brittle to a ductile material.  Humans tend to think of rock as brittle, since all of our direct experience with rock is at atmospheric pressure.  But as wells were drilled deeper into the earth, it became apparent that the rock being drilled in oilfield wells yielded much lower penetration rates than rocks of the same composition near the surface.  About seventy years ago, researchers in drilling mechanics began to study this by building high-pressure test facilities in which rock could be confined and drilled.  Even with these new test machines, researchers had to hypothesize what was happening to the rock at the bottom of the borehole because they could not observe the drilling process first-hand.  Though they understood that rocks under confining pressure become ductile, they continued to form hypotheses based on brittle failure mechanics.  This presentation reviews the detective-story history of model development to explain low rate of penetration in deep boreholes.  It then describes our current industry understanding of rock failure under a bit, which includes a significant role played by crushed rock detritus.  Current challenges facing the drilling mechanics community are identified.  This presentation constitutes a plea for continued research in this area.    About the Lecturer Roy Ledgerwood earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1975 and began working for Hughes Tool Company Research.  Bob Cunningham, one of the pioneers in oil-field drilling mechanics, mentored him.  In 1987, Ledgerwood earned an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University where he studied drilling mechanics with Dr. John Cheatham, another pioneer in the field.  When Hughes Tool Company built its Full-scale High Pressure Drilling Simulator—a test facility in which may stress rock rock up to 15,000 psi and test bits as large as 12 ¼”—Ledgerwood was the first supervisor of the facility.  He designed and performed unique tests to show that crushed rock detritus in a borehole has a strength on the same order of magnitude as the original rock at the instant it is created.  Ledgerwood has collaborated with other similar laboratories in Salt Lake City, Tulsa, and Pau, France in joint-industry and proprietary tests.  In addition to testing, Ledgerwood has modeled the drilling process with both Finite Element Analysis and Discrete Element Analysis.  These mathematical models show that most of the energy expended while drilling a deep well is dissipated not in failing the rock, but in extruding crushed rock detritus.  He holds 14 patents and is the author of 23 techincal papers. An Extra 45 Minutes Can Provide a World of Knowledge Distinguished Lecturer Events      Attendee Evaluation Form

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  • Global Climate Change Wars and Fossil Energy; Current and Future Realities

    Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM CET
    Distinguised Lecturer Topic: ​Global Climate Change Wars and Fossil Energy; Current and Future Realities Lecturer: George Stosur More info will come..

  • Using Downhole Fiber Optic Temperature Sensing Technology to Monitor, Control and Improve Well Perfo

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM CET
    ​ Distinguised Lecturer Topic: ​Using Downhole Fiber Optic Temperature Sensing Technology to Monitor, Control and Improve Well Performance Lecturer: Ding Zhu More info will come..