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February 13 (Tuesday) - Petroleum Technology Forum

The February Monthly Petroleum Technology Forum meets Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at the Long Beach Petroleum Club. Dr. I. Ershaghi, the Omar B. Milligan Professor & Director of Petroleum Engineering Program at the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, will present "Managing Smart Oilfield Assets and The Training Needs for Collaborative Decision Making".

Location:
Long Beach Petroleum Club
3636 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA  90807

Time:
Registration:    11:30 AM
Buffet Lunch:   12:00 noon
Presentation:   12:15-1:00 PM

Cost:
$20.00 for Members
Students are our guests.


“Managing Smart Oilfield Assets and The Training Needs for Collaborative Decision Making” 

By Dr. Iraj Ershaghi


Dr. I. Ershaghi
Dr. Iraj Ershaghi
Omar B. Milligan Professor
Director of Petroleum Engineering Program
University of Southern California

Abstract:

The concept of i-field, e-field, intelligent energy or digital oilfields of the future started with the major oil companies. Now it is spreading to independent and national oil companies. Integration of information technologies and oil field asset management methods promise to make operations in hostile and complex environments, such as deep water, economically attractive, safe and practical. These technologies have the potential to boost ultimate recovery factors to well above 50-60%. These evolving technologies that are bringing smart integrated asset management concepts into reality will be examined. To maximize the successful implementation of these technologies, the rapid, effective training of the professional workforce is an essential ingredient. A roadmap for metamorphosis of the asset managers and personnel resources is presented. It demonstrates ways to facilitate the education and training of a new generation of high- tech geoscientists.

Biography:

Dr. I. Ershaghi is the Omar B. Milligan Professor and the Director of Petroleum Engineering Program at the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California. He is also serving as the Executive Director of CiSoft (A USC-Chevron Center of Excellence for Interactive Smart Oilfield Technologies) and as the Director of the West Coast Petroleum Technology Transfer Council. He received SPE's Distinguished Faculty Award in 1983, the Distinguished Member Award in 1996 and the SPE North America Western Region Service Award in 2005. He worked for SIRIP, Signal Oil and Gas and California State Lands Commission before joining USC. He is a Fellow of American Association for Advancement of Engineering, and a member of the New York Academy of Sciences. In 2003, he was the recipient of Distinguished Educator Award by American Association for Advancement of Engineering and the recipient of the 2003 Orange County Council of Engineers and Scientists Outstanding Educator Award.
He was also the recipient of the 2006 SPE Tech Transfer Award. He holds BSc (Hons.) from University of Tehran and MS, and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from USC. He has authored more than 90 papers in various areas of petroleum engineering, has designed and implemented more than 120 technology transfer workshops for the PTTC and has conducted many reservoir and project studies for national and international companies.

Richard Finken, Forum Chairperson: 562-570-3961 or by email richard_finken@longbeach.gov


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