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Dr. van Oort to receive SPE Drilling Award

One of the OESI Co-Principal Investigators, Dr. Eric van Oort, will receive the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) 2017 Drilling Engineering Award at the Society’s Annual Awards Banquet in October. Dr. van Oort joins a distinguished list of awardees that has recognized many of the Industry’s leaders in drilling engineering since 1984. Dr van Oort’s work with OESI has focused on his drilling engineering expertise in areas that include Zonal Isolation, Safe Drilling Practices, and Real-Time Monitoring Best Practices. He is the Lancaster Professor in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

First Joint HFES/OESI Forum for Dialogue a Success!

Ocean Energy stakeholders along with Human Factors and Ergonomic experts met together on June 14, to hear subject matter experts discuss research efforts in the area of Human Factors in Offshore Energy, Situation Awareness and the use of Ergonomics in Offshore Drilling Platforms. The one-day forum will be followed-up with a soon to be scheduled webinar with Dr Rhona Flin.

Successful OESI/BSEE TAP Forum held

On 17 February, OESI hosted a public forum to review selected BSEE Technology Assessment Program projects. With close to 150 in attendance, the presenters received useful feedback from representatives of all stakeholder groups from the Ocean Energy realm.The public presentations can be found here.

Human Factors White Paper published!

OESI is proud to announce that we have published our initial research document, which focuses on Human Factors in the offshore. Dr Camille Peres (TAMU) and Dr Randolph Bias (UT-Austin) have finished their research white paper, “Human Factors and ergonomics in Offshore Drilling and Production: The Implications for Drilling Safety”. More info can be found here.

Zonal Isolation research paper ready!

OESI is pleased to announce our next research document, which focuses on Zonal Isolation. Dr Eric Van Oort (UT-Austin) and his team have finished their paper and are preparing it for SPE presentation in 2017. The paper, “Advanced Modeling of Cement Displacement Complexities”, can be found here.

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Events

Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center: 20th Annual International Symposium

Date: October 24-26, 2017

Location: College Station, TX

About the Symposium: This symposium serves as the crossroads for process safety where industry, academia, government agencies and other stakeholders come together to discuss critical issues of research in process safety. Experts from around the world will gather as part of this two and a half-day symposium, to share the latest information on the hottest topics aimed at making the process industry a safer place. The 2017 International Symposium, in association with IChemE, will be held at the College Station Hilton Conference Center on October 24-26, 2017.

Registration information can be found here.

Symposium information can be found here.


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