Ian Phillips, SPE Aberdeen Chairman (photo: SPE Aberdeen)
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section has secured three international oil and gas industry experts to give a series of presentations over the next three months.
Each year, as part of its mission to collect, disseminate and exchange technical knowledge, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) appoints a group of professionals who have been nominated by their peers to share knowledge and expertise through visits to local SPE Sections around the world. These global industry experts are known as SPE Distinguished Lecturers.
Kicking off the Distinguished Lecturer series in Aberdeen in February is Johan van Dorp, Shell’s senior consultant in the NAM (Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij), a joint venture operated by Shell, who will present: ‘Does Heavy Oil Recovery Need Steam?’ Mr Van Dorp is also Shell’s group principal technical expert in Thermal EOR.
With over 40 years’ experience in the upstream petroleum industry, Steve Mackie of Santos Ltd follows in March by discussing ‘Dry Hole Analysis: What I Have Learnt About the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry from my Failures’.
Shell’s Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Operations Geochemistry, Daniel McKinney of Sarawak Shell Berhad, will then present: ‘Operational Geochemistry at Work: Integrate or Perish!’ in April. Mr McKinney was one of the founding members of Shell’s Fluid Evaluation and Sampling Technologies (FEAST) team.
Ian Phillips, SPE Aberdeen Chairman says, “Part of what makes our industry so great is the passion of those who share their successes, and failures, to teach others and continue the development of our sector. Knowledge sharing has always been at the heart of SPE Aberdeen’s monthly evening meetings, and to welcome three Distinguished Lecturers this year is a significant achievement for the Section and hugely encouraging for our industry.”
“Mr Van Dorp, Mr Mackie and Mr McKinney each hold a wealth of industry experience, and these presentations offer a rare opportunity for industry professionals in Aberdeen to hear from experts at the top of their field. We would urge anyone interested in attending to book early as we expect to see high demand,” adds Phillips.