We hope you can join us, and make the most of SPE Distinguished Lecturer– James Ohioma Arukhe’s virtual visit to our section.
The event is live! A recording will NOT be available if you miss it. Don’t miss this LIVE SPE Virtual Distinguished Lecturer.
SPE Distinguished Lecturers are industry experts and outstanding speakers, nominated by their peers, to share their knowledge and expertise on the latest industry trends and technologies with SPE members throughout the world through visits to local sections.
SPE Romanian Section Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Time: 17:30 – 19:00 (Romanian time)
Developing offshore oilfields has always been a challenge. How is exploitation of such resources possible while preserving the sensitive environment? Balancing economic ambitions with
environmental responsibility is illustrated with Manifa development, the largest offshore hydrocarbon development project, off Saudi Arabia’s coast. Manifa is a huge six-reservoir field stretching 45 km by 18km, lying in less than 15 metres of water. The field is capable of producing close to a million barrels of oil per day in a pristine environment.
Manifa field is not just a treasure trove of oil and gas, but also a delicate environmental habitat teeming with marine life including the endangered Hawksbill turtle, and a safe haven for migratory birds. As the oil lay just beneath the shallow waters, the field development presented a major environmental challenge.
In this DL presentation, the author will share best practices including several environmental impact studies conducted to minimize the environmental impact of developing an ecologically-delicate field, without sacrificing overall economics. To avoid damaging the fragile ecosystem, a radical new approach was undertaken. Integrated proactive sustainability concepts during construction, drilling, reservoir management and production that limit environmental impact will be presented. The project’s outcomes exemplify that economic growth and environmental protection are not mutually exclusive through proper engagements, commitments to collaboration, and environmental stewardship. The Manifa offshore project has received several prestigious environmental and project execution awards.
An Extra 45 Minutes Can Provide a World of Knowledge!