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  • Cancelled - SPE Oslo November 2019 – Distinguished Lecturer Event

    Thursday, November 21, 2019, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM CET
    We regret to inform you that Distinguished Lecturer John Pringle who was scheduled to visit Oslo section in November has had to cancel his trip. We regret this cancellation and are looking for alternate presentations in November. Attendees who have already registered for the event will get a refund.  Yours Sincerely, SPE Oslo Section 
    Oslo, Norway

  • SPE Oslo Christmas Dinner 2019

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM CET
    SPE Oslo 2019 Julebord (Christmas Dinner) Topic : Activities based on appropriate technology in holistic context create the knowledge basis for better practice Speaker : Hans Christen Rønnevik, Senior G&G advisor in Lundin Agenda: Kl.1730: Welcome and ice breaker Kl.1800: Presentation and Q&A Kl. 1900 to close: Dinner, drinks and networking Abstract :  From 2014 Lundin focused the initial organic growth exploration on the Haugaland High, and secured acreage through consecutive concession rounds leading to discovering the significant Edvard Grieg Field in 2007 and the giant Johan Sverdrup Field in 2010. The area had been drilled sporadically by several majors since 1967. It took 40 years for the industry to unfold the potential. The key was to put the diversity of facts from existing wells in a large holistic context. All the reservoir facies were new to the NCS and the oil non biodegraded and under saturated. Organic growth is continuous action and change. The subsurface reality is unfolded by the drill bit and requires adaption of the models to reality during the operation. The actions are based on technology that are appropriate but never perfect. Mastering is obtained by understanding the limitations and compensate this by calibration to facts and diversities of tools. The successes create the basis for new technology development. There will never by a silver bullet, but always better practice. The activities on the Haugland High had to cope and compensate for shortcomings in wireline, seismic, migration and sequence stratigraphy. Speaker Bio :  Hans Christen Rønnevik is a highly acknowledged veteran in the industry with a long-lasting career in the industry and public sector. Hans Christen obtained a MSc. Degree in geology from UiB (1971) and was part of the team that from 1972-83 developed the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate into an active unique national petroleum resource management institution.  From 1984-1999, Mr. Rønnevik implementing a revitalized organic growth strategy for Saga Petroleum that resulted in an average discovery rate of more than 40% and a reserve replacement of 150%. An essential part of the strategy was delegation of decision authority to the VP of Exploration within budget frames agreed with the board.  Formulated and implemented a cash flow protected organic growth exploration strategy for DNO in 2000 and Lundin Norway in 2004 which resulted in the discovery of more than 3 billion barrels of oil and a success rate of more than 40% from 2003 to 2014. The main breakthrough discoveries are Alvheim in 2003/4, Edvard Grieg in 2007, Johan Sverdrup in 2010, Gohta in 2013 and Alta in 2014. Mr. Rønnevik developed efficient exploration teams based on diversities, trust and freedom for individuals to pursue their own ideas – within a common purpose since 1984. The basis for organizational development has been the need for continuous fact-based knowledge and continuous better practice. Mr. Rønnevik is highly merited for his achievements and has received several awards and honors including Honorable Price (NPF 2011). Oilman of the year (SPE 2012), Norman Forster Award for outstanding exploration (AAPG 2015) and lately the Knight of the St. Olaf Order 1. degree (2019).
    Oslo, Norway

  • SPE Oslo January 2020 – Distinguished Lecturer Event

    Thursday, January 16, 2020, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM CET
    SPE Oslo January 2020 – Distinguished Lecturer Event Location : Scandic Solli Hotel (Parkveien 68, Oslo, 0202)  Date and time : 16.01.2020 from kl.1730 Speaker : Richard Meehan, Schlumberger Topic:   Drilling Decision Management in the Age of Drilling Automation Agenda: Kl.1730: Welcome and ice breaker Kl.1800: P resentation and Q&A Kl. 1900 to close: Dinner, drinks and networking Abstract: Drilling automation is coming.  Most Drilling Control System vendors have early commercial drilling automation solutions, and many are working on new and improved systems.  Forward looking Operators and Drilling Contractors are evaluating these offerings, and many are actively pursuing field tests.  Some Operators are even developing their own in-house methods.  These systems will help exploit the capabilities offered by modern AC-VFD rigs, but many challenges remain. Automated systems are good at executing instructions – the key to improving performance is to make sure the instructions are suitable for the task in hand, and that they can be easily modified and improved based on actual outcomes.  Effective drilling decision management requires a combination of data driven offset well analysis, understanding of the capabilities of automated execution, and the ability to make the link between cause and effect in drilling processes and procedures. Effective decisions also need to consider the contractual and business relationships between the players involved, and the equitable spreading of risk and reward will be key to future progress.  Drilling Automation could be a remarkable enabler for our industry.  The one key idea to take away from this presentation is that by working together and "focusing on a system approach" we can take advantage of this developing technology to make sustainable improvements to well construction. Speaker Bio:  Richard Meehan is the Drilling Automation Program Manager for Schlumberger, based in Katy, Texas. After graduating in 1985, with a Master of Science Degree in Thermal Power from the Cranfield Institute of Technology in the United Kingdom, Richard joined Schlumberger Cambridge Research where he worked as a Research Scientist.  In 2000 he moved to Houston, to lead a team developing Drilling Engineering software applications for both internal Schlumberger and external commercial use.  Since then, Richard has held various drilling engineering related positions in Schlumberger in both the US and China, taking the lead role in Drilling Automation in 2013.
    Oslo, Norway