Jan. 1, 2030


Description

Wellheads, Christmas Trees and Choke valves are a common sight at the well pad. Some will refer to this equipment as “dumb steel”. However, recent innovations and a push for automation have made them smarter in recent years. The Advanced Wellhead and Choke Valve Design presentation follows the evolution of these products from basic design to industry driven technological solutions.

Stream Flo’s Austin McPherson will present the first two hours on Wellheads and trees; their components, functionality and the new DMLX wellhead System. This system distills 60 years of wellhead expertise into a simple yet sophisticated design that allows for accelerated installation, scalability, repeatability and reduced workover time.

Master Flo’s Jason Wipf will round out the last two hours on the complex dynamics involved with Choke valves.  Choke valves control the well’s pressure and flow rate. They will see the highest flow velocities, erosion rates and must be engineered to operate safely and effectively.


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Austin McPherson, Shell Account Manager, Stream Flo
Speaker Austin McPherson, Shell Account Manager, Stream Flo

Austin has 15 years of Oil and Gas Experience. Starting his career at Vetco Grey/GE Baker Hughes, Austin quickly developed keen technical and troubleshooting skills that elevated him to Senior Operations Manager. In 2018 Austin joined Stream Flo where he served as the US Service and Training Manager. This involved …

Austin has 15 years of Oil and Gas Experience. Starting his career at Vetco Grey/GE Baker Hughes, Austin quickly developed keen technical and troubleshooting skills that elevated him to Senior Operations Manager. In 2018 Austin joined Stream Flo where he served as the US Service and Training Manager. This involved field service management, technical training, networking clients with engineering to develop new products and solutions, and most recently Austin is serving as a Shell Account Manager.


When not servicing an account, Austin enjoys the outdoors; where he can be found hunting and fishing with family and friends. He is also very active the company’s many community engagement programs helping vets and student organizations.

Full Description

View all speakers

Organizer

Patricia E. Carreras - Chair, SPE GCS Continuing Education Committee


Date and Time

Tue, Jan. 1, 2030

8 a.m. - noon
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Pricing

  • On demand recording
    $5.00
    (ends 01/01/2030)
Become a member

Location

Hyperlink to the recording will be provided after completing your registration.