Three Industry Leaders to figure in SPE Lecturer series

Ian Phillips, SPE Aberdeen Chairman

By Joseph R. Fonseca

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen
Section has secured three international oil and gas industry
experts to give a series of presentations over the next three

Each year, as part of its mission to collect, disseminate and
exchange technical knowledge, the Society of Petroleum Engineers
(SPE) appoints a group of professionals who have been nominated
by their peers to share knowledge and expertise through visits to
local SPE Sections around the world. These global industry
experts are known as SPE Distinguished Lecturers.

Kicking off the Distinguished Lecturer series in Aberdeen in
February is Johan van Dorp, Shell's senior consultant in the NAM
(Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij), a joint venture operated by
Shell, who will present: 'Does Heavy Oil Recovery Need Steam?' Mr
Van Dorp is also Shell's group principal technical expert in
Thermal EOR.

With over 40 years' experience in the upstream petroleum
industry, Steve Mackie of Santos Ltd follows in March by
discussing 'Dry Hole Analysis: What I Have Learnt About the
Upstream Oil and Gas Industry from my Failures'.

Shell's Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Operations Geochemistry,
Daniel McKinney of Sarawak Shell Berhad, will then present:
'Operational Geochemistry at Work: Integrate or Perish!' in
April. Mr McKinney was one of the founding members of Shell's
Fluid Evaluation and Sampling Technologies (FEAST) team.

Ian Phillips, SPE Aberdeen Chairman said: "Part of what makes our
industry so great is the passion of those who share their
successes, and failures, to teach others and continue the
development of our sector. Knowledge sharing has always been at
the heart of SPE Aberdeen's monthly evening meetings, and to
welcome three Distinguished Lecturers this year is a significant
achievement for the Section and hugely encouraging for our

"Mr Van Dorp, Mr Mackie and Mr McKinney each hold a wealth of
industry experience, and these presentations offer a rare
opportunity for industry professionals in Aberdeen to hear from
experts at the top of their field. We would urge anyone
interested in attending to book early as we expect to see high

These presentations are part of a monthly programme of technical
presentations organised by SPE Aberdeen and sponsored by Expro
and Premier Oil. Advance booking is highly recommended.

Feb 13, 2017

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