Interested in learning how technology is accelerating and increasing accuracy for seismic interpretation and depth imaging workflows? Attend this webinar to learn how Seismic Ventures uses a combination of innovative software and hardware technologies from TerraSpark Geosciences, HP, and NVIDIA to achieve optimal results.
E&P companies are seeking solutions to understand geologic subsurface formations that are often deeper and more complex than ever before. Whether in shale, oil sands or even shifting salt formations, it is the job of geologists and geophysicists to locate, tap and extract the last of every reservoir to maximize the large investments their companies have made. In order to support these efforts, technologies that produce higher data quality and richer characterization of the earth’s surface are in need.
The oil and gas industry is collecting massive amounts of sensor data from operations spanning exploration, drilling, and production. The velocity and complexity of data growth has put immense strain on application and database performance not to mention skyrocketing data storage costs. This rapid growth necessitates a fundamental change to the way data is collected, stored, analyzed, and accessed to support real-time intelligence and decision making.
One of the largest obstacles to time-to-oil today is in the tremendous increases in the amount of data used and generated in support of a single project. How can you build a faster time to oil when you generate, capture, transfer, store, process and analyze data to get answers faster?
On October 19, 2013, new regulations go into effect for National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Subpart ZZZZ. This webinar will review the impact on management and operation of all spark-ignited reciprocating internal combustion natural gas engines (SI RICE).
Big Data means big opportunity to create business value in your E&P workflows. EMC Isilon is leading the way with scale-out NAS solutions purpose-built to solve the performance, capacity, and application consolidation challenges presented by massive amounts of file-based upstream data. Think about the challenges you face today and how they will grow in the future. E&P is a complex business that requires tremendous information technology resources to be successful. Big Data is not just about massive seismic datasets, either. Think of the many data types and formats you use -- geophysical, geological, petrophysical, drilling, and production datasets -- plus all the different upstream applications you use in the process of discovering and producing hydrocarbons. There is large volume and wide variety. As exploration complexity rises, risk increases,and the amount of data you use grows. Plus, there is always pressure to provide answers faster.
As oil and gas become harder to find, new techniques are being developed to "see" deeper, see under salt, and understand more clearly what is happening with subsurface prospects. This has led to massive growth in dataset sizes and computational needs.
With rising costs of infrastructure, reduced IT budgets and the increasing disparate workforces, E&P companies are being challenged to investigate alternative capabilities. Landmark's Cloud Services addresses these growing challenges and costs.
Our industry is faced with unprecedented complexity and data growth. The challenges come in turning this data into knowledge and insights?and then making those insights available to the right people in shorter time-frames, wherever they are.
Hart Energy introduces the "Big Data and the Cloud" webinar series that brings together leaders from the industry and the information technology sector to discuss the latest trends and innovations that will reshape data centers forthe oil and gas industry.
Join NetApp, NVIDIA, Paradigm and Cisco on Sept 27 for the first webinar which will focus on enabling remote interactive 3-D visualization to facilitate effective global collaboration.
How your company responds to change can mean the difference between delays and cost overruns, and projects being completed on schedule and on budget.
Join Oracle and the Economist Intelligence Unit for a webcast and learn best practices and how other project owners in the oil and gas industry are managing change.
What you will learn:
Hart Energy, along with P2 Energy Solutions, will show you how to revolutionize your Tobin Map Data. Today, companies spend hours downloading and compiling data before it becomes usable data for making decision that drive your business.
P2 now offers Tobin Online, which provides easy access to the data you need. During NAPE, Richard Mason will moderate a discussion with Rebecca Hubis, P2's Tobin Online Data Specialist. The online product will also be demonstrated.
T. Boone Pickens, oilman, entrepreneur and natural gas advocate, spoke at Hart Energy's 3rd annual DUG East Conference and Exhibition in Pittsburgh in November. Since July 2008, U.S. energy policy has been Pickens' focus, and his opening remarks updated the audience on the Pickens Plan, which promotes greater use of natural gas, and the NAT GAS Act working its way through Congress. Pickens then participated in a question-and-answer session with Oil and Gas Investor editor-in-chief Leslie Haines.
There is a lot of uncertainty over prices heading into 2012. Will crude prices surpass $100 per barrel? Will liquids prices be able to continue their winning streak? Can gas prices rebound? What regions have the most untapped potential for production and demand? What infrastructure projects have the potential to change the outlook for prices? This 55-minute webinar will include a live Q&A moderated by Frank Nieto, Editor, of Hart Energy's MidstreamBusiness.com and Midstream Monitor on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 10 a.m. ET.
The Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas has plenty to offer, and activity has grown rapidly in a very short time. But operators are still coming to grips with its complexities. Geologists, geophysicists and engineers are intently studying this prolific formation, from nano-scale investigations of its porosity to its natural fractures to its response to hydraulic stimulations. Learn from the experts in this webinar, complied from some of the top technical talks at Hart Energy's 2011 DUG Eagle Ford Conference & Exhibition.
Will your company’s drilling knowledge walk out the door with your retiring workers? How will you train the next generation in oil and gas? Especially in shale, drilling a well is more complex than it has ever been. At the same time, scores of experienced oilfield workers are set to retire in the next few years. Together, it’s a combination that could do more than just make it hard to hire good people – it could seriously affect the one factor that will separate the winners from losers in shale drilling: Cost control.
But it’s not too late for prevention. With new technology, companies are taking steps to make sure this knowledge that used to lie within the heads of their experienced employees is being retained in house.
The rush is on, as numerous North American petrochemical firms have begun announcing plant expansions, restarts and new facilities that use low-cost shale gas for energy and natural gas liquids for feedstock.
As oil and gas companies race to develop U.S. shale plays, containing their costs will be the key to success in the face of volatile commodity prices. Many E&P companies are leveraging technology to provide the visibility they need to realize true cost savings as the oil and gas industry moves toward a manufacturing mindset.
From business intelligence to supply chain management, the so-called digital oilfield is coming into maturity. Companies of all sizes, from start-ups to super majors, can take advantage of technology and realize productivity improvements.
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.
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.
‘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.
The Eagle Ford play in South Texas has exhibited stunning growth in its short history, and that growth continues unabated. With aggressive operator drilling schedules, it is possible for Eagle Ford production to exceed 5 Bcf per day in 2020. Opoku Danquah, Director, Upstream Research, discusses the metrics of the Eagle Ford shale, the top producers, their acreage positions, and the reasons this prolific play has a bright future ahead. Against the backdrop of the Eagle Ford success story, Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Upstream, will review drilling activity patterns in U.S. unconventional plays, and talk about market drivers and constraints. The industry is in the midst of a landmark shift in gas versus oil drilling, and Mason will talk about the dynamics of this historic change. The 55-minute webinar will include a live Q&A moderated by Peggy Williams, Director of Hart Energy's Unconventional Gas Center, on Tuesday, June 14 at 10 a.m. CDT What You Will Learn: Why the Eagle Ford shale play has risen to the top of U.S. unconventional targets Which operators hold the most acreage, and how those holdings are distributed across the oil and gas windows The changes currently occurring in drilling activity across unconventional plays What factors will influence second half 2011 activity
The Permian Basin of West Texas and southeast New Mexico is one of the premier U.S. producing provinces. Although its conventional reservoirs are heavily developed, today’s unconventional prospects offer attractive targets to long-time players and new entrants alike. Such unconventional plays as the Wolfberry and Bone Spring are enjoying surging activity, thanks to operators’ successes with application of the latest drilling and completion techniques. Here, in the webinar “The Permian, Petroleum and Unconventional Activity ,” you will hear the latest insights on Permian metrics and drilling activity from two industry experts. The 55-minute webinar will include a live Q&A moderated by Ann Priestman, Editor, Unconventional Gas Center, Hart Energy, on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 10 a.m. CDT. What You Will Learn: Recent trends in Permian rig/leasing activity Outlook for unconventional development in the play Infrastructure & economics snapshot
The global scene for unconventional resources has great potential, but challenges will be amplified compared with the North American story. Four leading analysts provide an inside look at some of the world’s best opportunities for unconventional resource development. The international experience will not be the same as the North American experience for unconventional gas. Although in-place resources are tremendous, such factors as equipment availability, operational efficiency, and existing infrastructure that aided the vast growth of North American unconventional production will not be as favorable overseas. Add resource estimates, market dynamics and fiscal regimes to the mix, and the challenges are considerable. Learn the latest thinking on global development of resource plays.
The South Texas Eagle Ford play has galloped to the front of the shale herd. Its lightning-fast growth has been driven by strong well results across wide expanses. In this webinar, three operators talk about their approaches to the Eagle Ford, and how this play relates to their activities in other unconventional plays. Petrohawk Energy discovered the Eagle Ford play in 2008, when it opened Hawkville Field. Today, the operator continues to fine-tune its completion programs, and reports good results from HiWAY fracture treatments. The company is grappling with immature infrastructure in the play, which is one of the biggest challenges. It holds 300,000 acres it considers commercially productive Private firm Laredo Energy IV stays ultra-ultra-focused on South Texas. Its strengths are landowner relationships and the ability to get acreage through those relationships. It guards its reputation zealously, and is highly engaged in the community of Laredo. The company has deep roots in South Texas, beginning with work in the complex, highly faulted Lobo Trend. Today it works mainly in Webb and Zapata counties, and drills in the Austin Chalk, San Miguel, Escondido and Wilcox, in addition to the Eagle Ford. For El Paso E&P, the Eagle Ford is a focus area. The company holds 170,000 net acres in the play, and 60% of that is in the oily area. It has four rigs at work, and to date has drilled 25 wells. In addition to the Eagle Ford, El Paso has expanded into the Haynesville and Wolfcamp shale plays. Its current programs give it much greater visibility to future growth.
Three top executives—from a major, a large independent with international interests, and a North American-focused operator—talk about their strategies for success, and how unconventional resources fit into their portfolios. Major Royal Dutch Shell is bullish on gas for many reasons, and its investments show a strong commitment to developing shale resources. Shell entered the unconventional resource arena with its purchase of tight-gas assets at Pinedale in the Green River Basin in Wyoming, and followed that with 700,000 additional acres in the Marcellus shale and 250,000 acres in the Eagle Ford shale. Newfield Exploration, a mega-independent with assets in China and Malaysia, has garnered success by pursuing a diversified portfolio and focusing on margins. Newfield objectively evaluates investments and selects those most likely to be successful. This focused diversity has delivered investment flexibility. For U.S. independent SM Energy Co., success has come from a hard evaluation of company strategy. SM Energy transformed itself from a niche PDP acquirer with a large footprint to a company tightly focused on multi-pay basins and emerging plays. It also beefed up its operational and technical control by divesting non-operated properties and seeking high working interests. SM Energy’s new strategy has paid off: reserves are higher, finding costs are much lower and its multiples have improved dramatically.
Current economics, both in terms of unconventional development and on a global, macroeconomic scale, are supportive to domestic oil and gas players. Three experts discuss global markets and their interrelationship with crude oil prices, the trend of improving results in shale-gas wells, and the possibility of LNG exports from North America.
The global shipping industry is under increasing political pressure to reduce emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases. For several years, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has been working on tightening regulations controlling air pollutant emissions from shipping – regulations in Annex VI of the Marpol Convention. IFQC invited Donald Gregory, Director of the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA) to give an overview of the exhaust gas cleaning systems as well as developments and operating experience with them. This Webinar will provide you insight into the marine scrubber technology and help you understand what role it will play meeting the future marine challenges - perfect also for busy executives who do not have time to follow developments on a daily basis! The following questions are answered: What technologies exist to tackle marine emissions? How do these technologies differ? What is the payback period for the scrubber systems? What are the existing challenges for these technologies? What is their operating experience? The Webinar consists of a 30 minute presentation by Gregory and a 30 minute Q&A session. More on the Annex VI of the Marpol Convention: A revised Annex VI was formally approved by IMO in October 2008, and entered into force on July 1, 2010. Its main changes are tighter controls on sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions (via fuel sulfur limits), and on nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions. The first impact is that the sulfur limit for marine fuels used in designated SOx Emission Control Areas (ECAs) was lowered to 1.00 wt% July 2010. Beyond 2010, Annex VI will further tighten sulfur limits both globally and in SOx ECAs. In all cases, abatement measures (such as exhaust gas scrubbing) are permitted as an alternative to using compliant fuels. More on the EGCSA: Member companies of the EGCSA are involved in the development, design and final installed configuration and design approval and acceptance of turnkey exhaust gas cleaning systems to meet the current and future emissions regulations of IMO and where applicable additional regulations introduced by regional and national authorities.
Developing Unconventional Oil Series - Session One