Webinars "On Demand"

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Welcome to our on-demand webinar page, where we have a variety of videos ranging from soft skill talks to technical presentations. These webinars have been pre-recorded and are ready for your preferred viewing with just a click of the mouse. Please select the presentation of interest below and you will be redirected to its access page. 

Available Webinars


Soft Skills Presentations

Young Professionals
Understanding How to go From Meets to Exceeds Expectations

Featuring: Dale Hindle
Description:
This presentation provides a brief overview of how performance management has evolved since the advent of the industrial revolution, followed by a discussion of current day practices.
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Social & Networking
Paving the Way: Assisting job seekers to submit impactful resumes that get them HIRED!

Featuring: Clementine Crooks
Description:
How can you make yourself stand out in today’s job market? Join Clementine Crooks to gain insights on how to submit a professional, impactful and successful application.
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Social & Networking
The New Reality of Work for Oil & Gas Professionals in Alberta : Managing your career in the time of COVID-19
Featuring: Jackie Rafter
Description:
Learn how to manage your career after the twin shocks of the oil & gas crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will be especially helpful if you are an SPE member grappling with career uncertainty, struggling to find work, want to change careers or just curious to know what’s ahead.

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Educational Support
The Finance You Need to Know
Featuring: Zachary Kahn
Description:
There is a lot of noise about what you should be doing with your money and how you should be investing it. Rather than trying to be convinced, how about learning to make decisions for yourself that make sense to you

Find a copy of the presentation here!

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Technical & Professional Development:
Finding the Groove - Session 2 
Featuring: Kirk Graham
Description: 
Join us as we welcome our guest speaker Ziad Paracha to provide an overview and list of resources for you to work with your team in MSTeams.
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Technical & Professional Development:
Finding the Groove - Session 1
Featuring: Kirk Graham

Description: 
Tune in for a quick talk on the challenge of setting up a home office. Find out some of the top tricks for a physical workspace and a few tips for using collaborative technology.

Technical Presentations

Geomechanics:
Geomechanical Experiments & Modeling for CCS Sites in Australia & SE Asia

Featuring: Dr. David Dewhurst
Description:
This presentation will comprise two short talks highlighting different aspects of the use of geomechanics as part of the process of site evaluation for sub-surface CO2 storage.

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Geomechanics:
Principles & Challenges of Geomechanical Assessment of CO2 Storage Containment

Featuring: Dr. Mehrdad Soltanzadeh
Description:
This talk explores the principles of geomechanical assessment of caprock integrity through reviewing a variety of CO2 sequestration studies in Canada. 

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Geomechanics:
Predictive Models of Potential Geomechanical Risks Related to CCS Storage in Depleted Gas Reservoirs

Featuring: Dr. Bogdan Orlic & Dr. Thibault Candela
Description:
During this talk a collection of newly developed modelling strategies to forecast these risks will be presented.

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Geomechanics:
Understanding Fractures & Faults in Geological Carbon Storage

Featuring: Dr. Pania Newell
Description:
This study highlights that in addition to injection rate, wellbore orientation, and the number of faults in the domain play critical roles in caprock integrity.

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Reservoir Evaluation & Production Optimization:
Gas Lift: Lessons Learned in Canadian Unconventional Shale Plays

Featuring: Dean Gordon
Description:
The transition to understanding gas lift operations has not been without lessons learned and reestablishing industry best practices whilst writing new practices for the challenges on hand.

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Young Professionals:
Data Science 101

Featuring: Roman Shor
Description:
Data science is comprised of statistics, programming, data analysis, and visualization and Roman will explain how these interrelate through a series of examples using Python.

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Health Safety Environment & Sustainability:
Is There A Future For Oil & Gas In A Net Zero World?

Featuring: Audrey Mascarenhas
Description:
Our industry is facing mounting pressure from all sides to decarbonize. Regulations are getting tougher in response to public pressure and investors are pulling capital out of the oil and gas industry over concerns that assets may be left in the ground stranded.

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Young Professionals:
Advanced Process Control (APC): Theory & Applications in SAGD

Featuring: Thiago Avila
Description:
In today’s world of lower margins and reduced capital spending, it becomes increasingly important to leverage existing systems and knowledge to maximize the profitability of our operations in real-time. This is where the use of Advanced Process Control (APC) technology shines.

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Reservoir Evaluation & Production Optimization:
An Examination of the Effects of Surface Data Acquisition Methods on Well Performance Evaluations and Completion Optimization

Featuring: Darryl Tompkins
Description:
It is a common practice in the development of unconventional wells to change completions designs in an effort to determine which design works best in each area. Quite often a Rate Transient Analysis (“RTA”) of the flowback / early production data is used to evaluate how well performance is affected by changes in the completion design. 

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Drilling & Completions:
Deep Earth Energy Production: An Overview of well design & testing considerations on Canada's first Geothermal Development

Featuring: Dave Brown P.Eng
Description:
This talk will discuss well design and testing considerations/challenges for the exploration, appraisal and development wells associated with the DEEP geothermal development.

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Young Professionals:
ESG - Past, Present, & Future

Featuring: Ciprian Georgescu and Griffin Smith
Description:
ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) ratings are a system by which a company's sustainability or social responsibility are measured. As the world changes and investing changes, ESG ratings are becoming more impactful factors in the investment of capital. Given this trend, it is necessary to understand how ESG ratings started, how they are measured and what this means for the future.

 
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Data Science & Analytics:
Data Innovative Machine Learning Approach at Unconventional Production Prediction: 
The Type-Curve Optimizing Geostatistical Array

Featuring: Shane Prochnow
Description:
TOGA ties unconventional reservoir and well completion characteristics to historical production and makes robust predictions of well performance. TOGA is built on a foundational geologic framework and leverages random forest machine learning optimized for subsurface data sets.

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Drilling & Completions:
Data Driven Management of Fracture Driven Interactions: Discussion on Learnings & Applications of Surface Pressure Monitor Data
Featuring: Scott Pinckston
Description: Our approach to the FDI problem has been to leverage extensive historical surface pressure data in conjunction with production and injection volumes from our more mature child wells to develop a process that is qualitative in how it assesses individual FDI pressure profiles and quantitative in how it combines the data of hundreds of child wells and thousands of parent wells. 
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Data Analytics:
Three Common Statistical Missteps We Make In Reservoir Characterization
Featuring: Dr. Jerry Jensen
Description: Reservoir characterization analysis resulting from incorrect applications of statistics can be found in the literature, particularly in applications where integration of various disciplines is needed.
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Young Professionals:
Eavor Technologies - A Game Changer in the Renewable Power Market
Featuring: Matt Toews P.Eng.
Description: Eavor (pronounced “Ever”) is a technology based Energy company led by a team dedicated to creating a clean, reliable and affordable energy future on a global scale.
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Heavy Oil
Unlocking Light & Tight Oil: Exploring Its Past Present & Future
Featuring: Petro Nakutnyy & Behrooz Hosseini
Saskatchewan Research Council
Description:
In this webinar, we will discuss the future of light oil production and review the promising technologies that have the potential to slow down the initial production decline and improve the recovery factors from tight oil formations.
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Heavy Oil
How to Design Successful Heavy Oil & Bitumen Recovery Processes
Featuring: Muhammad Imran
Saskatchewan Research Council
Description:
In this presentation, we will discuss important considerations for designing and optimizing novel heavy oil and bitumen recovery processes, including chemical, solvent, thermal and hybrid processes.
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Young Professionals:
Bitumen Beyond Combustion
Featuring: Paolo Bomben
Alberta Innovates
Description:
This presentation will share the BBC concept and explore the technical and business cases for the four major BBC product categories.
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Data Analytics
QI for Engineers
Featuring: Laurie Weston P.Geo.
President, Sound QI Solutions Ltd.
Description:
QI stands for Quantitative Interpretation, relating primarily to the analysis and interpretation of seismic data. From the perspective of an engineer, seismic data may seem remote and unfamiliar; maybe even irrelevant. However, it is a source of very detailed information about the reservoir that can contribute to a more complete understanding of reservoir properties and, ultimately, performance. 



Networking Presentations

Meet the Board of Directors:
Join the SPE Calgary Section Team!
Featuring:
2019-2020 Board of Directors
Description:
Learn about the different portfolios and volunteer opportunities available in each group to see where you fit in!