Petroleum Engineering Summer School Dubrovnik 2018

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018

Petroleum Engineering Summer School Dubrovnik 2018

ENeRG is contributing to the organisation of the Petroleum Engineering Summer School (PESS 2018) that will take place at the Inter University Centre (IUC) in Dubrovnik on 4 – 15 June 2018. The Summer Schools have been organised by the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering – the Croatian member of ENeRG – for more than 30 years. Its subjects, invited lecturers and attendees have been evolving during the years, depending on what has been perceived to be the most actual theme in this always developing profession. The basic format has, however, remained the same – two weeks, each with a workshop of specific title (usually one more upstream-oriented and one more downstream-oriented) and with a marked possibility of interaction between the attendees and lecturers. The following themes are highlighted this year:

  1. WORKSHOP 45 – MAKING PETROLEUM INDUSTRY GREENER (4 – 8 June 2018)
  2. In other words, this is about how to revitalize mature fields with the contemporary EOR methods by injection of CO2, taking the climate change issues into account as well. The scope of the course is to give the comprehensive knowledge of new technologies and reservoir characterization in exploitation of remaining hydrocarbon reserves. Other issues concerning reducing the emission of CO2 will be discussed in the sessions organized in cooperation with ESCOM Project – Evaluation System for CO2 Mitigation, and in cooperation with the ENeRG – the European Network for Research in Geo-Energy - concerning Carbon Capture and Storage and Subsurface Energy Storage. This last part of the workshop is organised by the ENeRG network, in liaison with the Horizon 2020 project ENOS (ENabling Onshore CO2 Storage), with support of three lecturers – Vit Hladik from CGS, Serge van Gessel from TNO and Bruno Saftić from UNIZG-RGNF.

  3. WORKSHOP 46 (11 – 15 June 2018) consists of two parallel courses:
  • Course 1 – PETROLEUM SERVICES will focus on challenges of petroleum drilling services – drilling fluids, drill bits, Frac Pack and cementation.
  • Course 2 – ENERGY BUSINESS & NATURAL GAS VALUE CHAIN will focus on challenges of natural gas market and gas companies in changing European conditions.

At the very beginning of WS 46 there will be a round table – CSEE Gas Infrastructure Development organized in cooperation with Energy Delta Institute.

Details of both workshops can be seen at http://www.rgn-pess.com/, together with all other info about the registration, lodging and social program. The regular participation fee is 850 EUR per one-week workshop. A reduced fee of 300 EUR is offered to all participants from the ENeRG network. PESS can also offer reduced registration fee for all willing to participate for one or two days only (Thursday 7 June and Friday 8 June) and a 3+1 registration fee (one gratis registration fee for 3 payed registration fees from the same organization).
For any additional information, all interested parties can contact the School Director directly at daria.karasalihovic-sedlar@oblak.rgn.hr.

Author: 
Bruno Saftić, UNIZG-RGNF