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  1. 540 mins

    Rod Pumping Fundamentals and Dynamometer Analysis

    Instructors: Matt Raglin and Kenneth B. (Ken) Nolen 

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    Artificial Lift Reliability Performance Analysis

    Instructor: John Sheldon

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    ESP Design and Operation

    Instructor: Lawrence Camilleri 

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    Optimizing Unconventional Wells: Plunger & PAGL/GAPL Strategies

    Instructor: Ozan Sayman

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  1. 90 mins
    • General/Plenary

    Per one of EY’s poll on the oil and gas industry: “ A seismic cultural shift is under way that will make it increasingly difficult for oil and gas companies to attract and retain knowledgeable, highly skilled workers — undermining the industry’s ability to succeed in a rapidly changing world.” The oil and gas industry is indeed at a generational and digital crossroads. How will this industry attract and keep a new generation of talent used to higher resolution connectivity, mobility and how effective will it be in steering away from its “old ways” by leveraging the use of data analytics to help with real time decisions-making in order to optimize production, reliability while reducing costs and GHG? This plenary session will share perspectives from different generations on how the talent gap could be filled and how new technologies like AI/ML could be leveraged to enhance surveillance and optimization in order to improve volumes recovery and while reducing operational costs.

1030
  1. 90 mins
    • Technical
    This session addresses various aspects from heat transfer and reliability enhancement to novel techniques in ESP components and design. The papers delve into critical considerations within the realm o ...
1200
  1. 75 mins

    This is a ticketed event. 

    Presented by the 2024 SPE President, Terry Palisch - CARBO Ceramics this ceremony is set to shine as a standout moment of this year's conference, providing an exclusive chance to witness the recognition of industry legends. Come and join us as we applaud the award recipients, paying tribute to their invaluable service to the artificial lift community and their unwavering dedication. 

    2024 Legends of Artificial Lift 

    • Francisco Alhanati 
    • James Hall
    • Ali Hernandez 
    • Toby Pugh
    • Lawrence Camilleri 
    • Louis Ray
1400
  1. 90 mins
    • Technical
1600
  1. 90 mins
    New methods of plunger lift optimization and analysis and applications of novel hybrid lift systems. 
0830
  1. 90 mins
    • Technical
    This session addresses various applications of AI/ML in autonomous optimization of Artificial Lift systems performance & operation. The papers focus on ESP and Rod pumps optimization, resulting in inc ...
1030
  1. 90 mins
    • Technical
    Gas Lift has been a tried and true method of artificial lift, used in many different wells across the world. In this session, we will discuss innovative new ideas on how gas lift methods can be improv ...
1200
  1. 90 mins
    • Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
1330
  1. 90 mins
    • Technical
    This session will take a comprehensive look at the newest form of artificial lift and fast popular in the unconventional called High Pressure Gas Lift.  Aside from the popular, operators are concerned ...
1530
  1. 90 mins
    • Technical
    Despite the fact that Progressing Cavity Pumps have been around for quite some time, the applications into which they are applied, drive mechanisms used, and numerical coefficients continue to evolve ...
0830
  1. 90 mins
    • Technical
    • General/Plenary
    The session will dig into the complexities of artificial lifting techniques and their associated carbon footprints, examining current industry practices and technological advancements aimed at improving efficiency and reducing emissions. Key topics to be addressed include the integration of renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, into artificial lifting systems, the optimization of power consumption through advanced data analytics and automation, and the development of novel materials and technologies to enhance equipment performance while minimizing environmental impact.

    Promoting collaboration and knowledge-sharing among industry professionals, this panel is aiming to expand the adoption of environmentally responsible practices and accelerate the transition toward a more sustainable and cleaner future for oil and gas production. 
1030
  1. 90 mins
    • Technical
    In this session we will review case studies where taking a different approach towards gas lifting paid off. The case studies will include an approach that combined AI and ML to make gas lift systems w ...
1200
  1. 75 mins
    • Keynote Luncheon

    This is a ticketed event. 

    The past ten years have brought tremendous changes and challenges for petroleum engineering education. University petroleum engineering programs saw record high enrollments in the mid-2010’s, however, the industry downturn followed by the global pandemic has now resulted in some of the lowest enrollment and graduation rates in decades. Underlying these cyclic issues, lies the impact of the energy transition that raises concerns with potential and incoming students. The combination of these factors has resulted in the “perfect storm” of low supply while demand shows indications of strongly rebounding.

    Throughout all these changes, petroleum engineering programs have been adjusting in a variety of ways. Many are expanding program offerings, others are modifying program names, while almost all have expanded into associated subsurface engineering opportunities such as geothermal, carbon sequestration, and hydrogen. Some of these changes have been viewed as objectionable; however, they also bring tremendous opportunities. Contrary to numerous reports, the petroleum industry is not dying and will be needed for decades to come. When coupled together with these new opportunities, incoming petroleum engineering students potentially have one of the most optimistic outlooks ever available.

    However, convincing potential students of these opportunities in the face of continuous negative reports and adverse outlooks is a major task. We must get new students into these programs, as well as show the potential paths to young professionals that are already in the workforce, and it is incumbent on all of us to help with this recruiting and workforce development. This presentation will discuss the current state of petroleum and subsurface engineering programs, as well as provide data on current trends. It will also discuss tactics that all of us can apply when speaking with young people about the petroleum industry, which can have far-reaching benefits for all of us whether they choose to pursue a career in such or not.

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  1. 90 mins
    • Technical
1530
  1. 90 mins
    • Technical
    This session covers a multifaceted exploration of ESP operations under challenging conditions : high gas, unconventional reservoirs, corrosion, viscous fluids and power related issues. The understandi ...