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Challenges in Refinery Control & Optimization – User Perspective

Monday, April 13, 2015 10:03 AM

Once a plant is commissioned and stabilized, the challenge is to continuously operate the plant reliably at it’s true economic optimum. However, the economic optimum point continuously shifts due to changes in feed quality, feed prices, product specification, product value, marketing constraint and disturbances in upstream and downstream units, feed, intermediates and product storage limitations, as well as with day and night ambient changes. This requires that the operation and technical staff are as agile as possible to take advantage of any opportunity and avoid repetitive postmortem studies and retro analysis. This webinar focuses on Reliance’s approach to resolving these problems effectively. Speaker: Fareed Khan, Vice-President, APC/RTO, Reliance.

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Artificial Lift in Unconventional Wells

Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:00 AM

During this 60 minute live webcast, Moderator, Joe D. Woods, President, International Pinpoint, will lead discussion on these topics: 1) Extracting the full value from production: a short-term and long-term view, with presenter Paul Reid, Artificial Lift Product Line Director, Baker Hughes 2) Corrosion-fatigue challenges in sucker rod pumping, with presenter Martín Bühler, Sucker Rods Quality Manager, Tenaris 3) A systemic ESP approach to overcoming the challenges in unconventional wells, with presenter Diego Narvaez, North America Technical Manager, Artificial Lift, Schlumberger

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Ensuring Operator Effectiveness through Operator Training Simulators

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 10:00 AM

Operators struggle today with increasingly complex plants with fewer people responsible for even more tasks. Control room and field operators require extensive DCS and process training and have limited to no experience. Under this premise, companies must be able to easily test control applications and complex control strategies, reduce start-up time, and establish long-term training strategies. One of the best indicators of the efficiency and success of any organization is the level and depth of its personnel training. As operators and personnel switch jobs and/or migrate between various operations, technology holds the key to engaging the next generation of operators. Simulation & Training solutions from SimSci enable continuous sustainment of simulation and training for your assets and operators. This provides: Improved plant safety & operational excellence; Reduced capital expenditure; Faster commissioning; and Increased profitability.

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OIL & GAS FORECAST 2015: Anticipating a recovery after the oil price decline

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10:00 AM

Utilizing data collected from proprietary surveys of state agencies, federal governments and operators worldwide, World Oil’s annual upstream forecast, now in its 89th year, is renowned for its thorough and reliable projections of spending and activity relating to the global E&P industry. During the 50-minute event (including a Q-and-A period), the editors will share: U.S. drilling forecast for 2015 versus 2014 well totals, including an analysis of activity; A global drilling forecast for 2015, featuring a breakout of global offshore activity; U.S. and worldwide oil production figures for 2014 versus 2013; Estimates for U.S., Canadian and worldwide upstream capital expenditures during 2014, and projections of planned capital expenditures for 2015 ; Various geopolitical factors affecting upstream activity.

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