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Course Information

Python for Petroleum Data Analytics (Cancelled) 

Instructor: Shahab D. Mohaghegh

Date: 4/26/20 - 4/27/20

Time: 2 Days from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration:  $1400 for SPE members and $1800 for nonmembers, Payment Link

  • Introduction to Petroleum Data Analytics
  • Python Crash Course
  • Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks
  • Machine Learning Algorithms in Python
  • Developing Python Code for Generating Synthetic Well Logs Using Machine Learning
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Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures in Upstream Oil and Gas

: Laura Freeman 

Date: 04/26/2020

Time: 1-day from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Registration: $750 for SPE Members and $950 for Non-Members, Payment Link


  • The current state of mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures (M&A&D) with an overview of activity and trends in several major US areas
  • Valuation metrics and the underlying valuation drivers from an asset and reserves perspective
  • Fair market value and bid determination with specific examples of drivers including well performance and resulting cash flows
  • Introduction to financial modeling in Excel for valuation, bid amount, and potential investment returns
  • Deal sourcing and screening
  • Finding capital and pitching yourself or your team to prospective investors
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Thermal Well Design and Integrity (Cancelled)

: Todd A. Zahacy

Date: TBA

Time: 2-days, Time to be determined

Registration: $1,400 for SPE Members and $1,800 for Non-Members, Payment Link

• What are ‘thermal wells’ and ‘thermal materials’; overview of the different thermal recovery methods (steamflood, SAGD, CSS) and impacts on well design, damage and integrity
• Thermal well design process, Industry regulations, guidelines and Recommended Practices (IRPs)
• Overview of key thermal and mechanical material properties and damage mechanisms of casing and liner tubular steels, wellbore cements and formations
• Operating environment: temperatures, fluids, and loads
• Casing and liner design approach and basis (materials, connections and experience; stress-based and strain-based design approaches; evolving design approaches); in-class worked examples to illustrate key thermal and strain-based design concepts
• Cement blend options and experience
• And more (see full course description)

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