Feb. 14, 2008


Description

Ken Arnold is a well know figure in the SPE Gulf Coast Section and the engineering community in Houston. This talk is NOT a talk for just Facilities Engineers. It’s for anyone involved in project or field development that needs to have a better understanding of how sound Facilities Engineering practices can positively impact projects. His talk will briefly touch on the history of the field of Facilities Engineering, in order to set the stage for how this role has evolved into the critical place it holds today.

There are some common errors made by people who are “unenlightened” when it comes to facilities engineering. These mistakes can occur in even the simplest of facilities, and can include: 

§         Piping spec break locations

§         Relief valve sizing

§         Understanding how compressors interact in the system

§         Pressure drop in two phase pipelines.

These examples and a few others will be discussed during the talk, so that you can avoid making these same mistakes on your projects!

In addition to the increasing visibility and value of Facilities Engineers, there are also some emerging technologies that are becoming critical tools when it comes to designing & installing new facilities. The emergence of both process and project management technologies that you should be aware of (and be utilizing!) will be discussed. 

Attendees will walk away from this meeting with a new appreciation for the critical role that Facilities Engineers play when it comes to field development and ways they can better leverage the expertise they already have in-house. You’ll never wonder again why you need a Facilities Engineer!

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Speaker: KENNETH E. ARNOLD
Speaker KENNETH E. ARNOLD
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Engineer AMEC   Kenneth E. Arnold has over forty years of industry experience with 16 years at Shell Oil Company.   He founded Paragon Engineering Services in 1980 which was purchased by AMEC in 2005. Ken is currently Senior Executive Vice President of AMEC Paragon ...

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Engineer
AMEC



 

Kenneth E. Arnold has over forty years of industry experience with 16 years at Shell Oil Company.   He founded Paragon Engineering Services in 1980 which was purchased by AMEC in 2005. Ken is currently Senior Executive Vice President of AMEC Paragon based in Houston. He is also Chief Engineer, Oil & Gas, AMEC. Ken was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2005.   


He is currently a member of the Board of the Gulf Coast Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He served as the first Director of Projects, Facilities and Construction of the International Board of SPE. Ken is a member of the Marine Board of the National Research Council, which advises US Government agencies.  He is also a member of the Board of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas, which was set up by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison to promote the technical innovations being developed in Texas.
 


Ken is co-author of two textbooks and over 50 technical articles on project management and facilities design. He has twice been chosen as an SPE distinguished lecturer and was named 2003 Houston Engineer of the Year by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. Ken has taught facilities engineering at the University of Houston and is a recipient of the SPE Public Service Award, the SPE DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal (the highest professional award of the society) and the SPE Production Engineering Award. He has received an American Petroleum Institute citation for his work in promoting offshore safety. He is a registered professional engineer and serves on the advisory board of the engineering schools of both Tulane University and Cornell University.
 


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Organizer

Barry Faulkner


Date and Time

Thu, Feb. 14, 2008

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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If you do not have a full-time job in the oil and gas industry, are a full-time student or Member in Transition (MiT) member, and you do not see a discounted registration fee for students/MiT regarding this event, please contact the GCS manager at spe-gcs@spe.org.


Location

Petroleum Club, 43 Floor, EXXON-MOBIL Building

800 Bell Street
Houston, Texas 77002
USA