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October 2018

Russell Johns: New Equation of State for Surfactant Enhancement Surface Recovery

October 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Abstract: Current chemical flooding simulators model surfactant phase behavior by fitting experimental data to Hand’s empirical model. Such a model is not predictive and can only handle a few changing parameters, such as salinity and perhaps temperature. Further, the invariant point (microemulsion phase composition) for Winsor III (three-phase region) is also modelled empirically by fitting to limited experimental data. This seminar will present a predictive equation-of-state approach to model microemulsion phase behavior for all Winsor regions. We modify the HLD-NAC…

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January 2019

PE Distinguished Seminar: How to (Not) Give a Truly Terrible Talk

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Roel Snieder Abstract: Did you ever listen to a presentation that was poorly delivered, where you felt you were wasting your time? It happens, and when it does, you don’t want to be the speaker doing the delivery. In this workshop we will compare the same talk when presented in two different ways and use this comparison to get clarity on the do’s and dont’s of oral presentations. After attending this workshop you know the importance of telling--and repeating--a story,…

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February 2019

PE Distinguished Seminar: Start Your Research Right: Conducting Literature Reviews and Organizing Your Research

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Brianna Buljung and Chris Thiry   Abstract: Whether you are writing your dissertation or publishing an article, the literature review section can be daunting.  Additionally, after you’ve found the information, keeping track of it can become a full time job.  In this session, Mines Librarians – Brianna Buljung and Chris Thiry, will provide you with strategies for conducting effective literature reviews and tips for keeping your research organized.  We will help you to consider the types of information needed, where to…

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Real-Time Data Acquisition & Analysis for Enhanced Production

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Dr. Rajan Chokshi of University of Houston   In a lower-for-longer environment, demand for higher efficiencies with reduced staff levels has accelerated moves towards real-time monitoring and related production optimization technologies that fall under the umbrella of digital oilfield. While dynamic production management is a must in frontier areas like subsea, HP/HT and unconventional fields, significant benefits can be realized for conventional and mature fields. As our data sensing and acquisition capabilities continue to expand, a related challenge is managing…

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March 2019

Distinguished Seminar Speaker: Are there Health Effects from Unconventional Oil and Gas Development?

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Dr. Shari Dunn-Norman Associate Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology Certain groups have expressed concerns that unconventional oil and gas development could lead to impacts on human health. Those concerned suggested that a scientific study of potential human health impacts should be conducted by a highly reputable scientific organization. In late 2017, the Health Effects Institute (HEI) assembled a research team and funding to begin addressing these concerns. The HEI energy research committee has reviewed pertinent epidemiological literature using…

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April 2019

PE Distinguished Seminar Series: Key Flow Assurance Strategies to Understand Overall System Performance in Field Applications

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Dr. Phaneendra Kondapi, Director of the Subsea Engineering program at the University of Houston: Key Flow Assurance Strategies to Understand Overall System Performance in Field Applications Abstract:  Flow assurance requires understanding of multiphase flow (steady state and transient), and fluid phase behavior (including PVT, fluid properties and fluid composition) from the reservoir to the topsides process equipment throughout the life of field. Flow assurance design requirements and operational philosophy should permeate each phase of each aspect of flow and fluid potential problems…

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PE Distinguished Seminar Series: Digital Materials Design

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Dr. Mark Knackstedt of the Australian National University   Abstract:  Digital materials design (DMD) coupled with new manufacturing techniques are emerging technologies that have the potential to revolutionize product realization on a global scale. The Economist magazine likened the emergence of these novel imaging, modelling and manufacturing methods to the start of the third industrial revolution. The medical community is harnessing new manufacturing methods for custom prosthetics and medical implants. The concept of a “patient-specific” surgical implant, designed and fabricated…

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