EUROPEC II, to be held from October 21 to October 24, 1980 at Earls Court, London, England, will be the world's foremost event dealing with North Sea conditions, operations, and engineering challenges. Its impact on the future of North Sea operations — and similar activities in other offshore environments — will be significant.

This event, which is sponsored by six major professional organizations with a combined membership of more than 240,000, will serve as a definitive forum on innovations and experience in the North Sea. The sponsoring societies of EUROPEC II are: The Society of Petroleum Engineers.

The Institution of Civil Engineers, The Institution of Electrical Engineers, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, The Institute of Petroleum, and The Society for Underwater Technology. The Institution of Mining and Metallurgy is a cooperating society, and the project has been organized by The Society of Petroleum Engineers (U.K.) Limited.

At the first EUROPEC in 1978, more than 15,000 registrants from 22 countries viewed products and equipment from 20 countries and attended technical sessions with industry and professional leaders from Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

EUROPEC II will have an even greater range of technical sessions and exhibits of offshorerelated products and services.

More than 115 technical papers will be presented by an impressive roster of speakers drawn from throughout the world. This combination of speaker credentials is unlikely to be duplicated elsewhere. Many of the experts will address new concepts first applied in the North Sea; others will report on techniques used in less hostile waters that may be adapted for the North Sea.

In addition to the technical program, registrants will view a comprehensive technical exhibits display presented by more than 225 manufacturers and suppliers of petroleum services—with an emphasis on creative products geared specifically for the offshore environment.

For full information about EUROPEC II, contact European Offshore Petroleum Conference & Exhibition, care of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, 6200 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas 75206; telephone, area code (214) 361-6601, or Telex 730989 SPEDAL in the United States, or European Offshore Petroleum Conference & Exhibition, Montbuild, 11 Manchester Square, London W1M 5AB, U.K.

Technical Sessions The technical sessions will run from October 21 through October 24, with three sessions each morning and afternoon. The morning sessions will start at 9:30 a.m.

and the afternoon sessions at 2:00 p.m. The subjects for each session and the papers to be presented are as follows: Tuesday morning, October 21.

Session No. 1—Piper Field Development and Field History.

Paper 150 — "Piper Field: Geology." Paper 151—"Piper Field: Drilling /Completions,/Workovers/Data Acquisition and Well Performance." Paper 152—"Piper Field: Reservoir Engineering." Paper 153 — "Piper Field: Mechanical Engineering." Session No. 2—Pipelines Paper 154—"New Computation Techniques Experimented in Transmed Pave the Way for Future Deeper Waters Projects." Paper 155—"Western Leg Gas Gathering System." Paper 156—"The Nondestructive Examination of Pipeline Girth Welds, Today and Tomorrow." Paper 157 — "Pipeline Burial and Protection by Means of Highly Accurate Backfill Techniques." Paper 158 — "Inspection and Maintenance of the Frigg Pipeline Transportation System." Session No. 3 — Support Services for Offshore Operations — A Wide Range of Requirements.

Paper 159—"Weather Forecasting for Offshore Operations." Paper 160—"Monitoring the 3- Dimensional Position and 3-Axis Rotation of Submerged Structures." Paper 161 — "Clean-Up of Oil Pollution at Sea." Paper 162 — "Helicopter Offshore Operations." Paper 163 — "Medical Operations in the Offshore Theatre." Tuesday afternoon, October 21.

Session No. 4 — Reservoir Development and Case Histories of North Sea Operations.

Paper 164—"The Brent Field, A Reservoir Engineering Review." Paper 165—"Thistle Field Development." Paper 166 — "Montrose Field Reservoir Management." Paper 167—"Modifications of a Black Oil Model for a Depletion Study on Eldfisk Reservoir." Paper 168—"The Dunlin Field, A Review of Reservoir Development and Performance to Date." Session No. 5 — Utilization of Offshore Associated Gas.

Paper 169 — "Norwegian Gas Gathering Pipeline System." Paper 170 — "St. Fergus Gas Terminal Metering System." Paper 171—"A Pressure LNG System." Paper 172 — "Offshore Natural Gas — How to Convey it to Potential Markets." Paper 173—"A Review of Unconventional Disposal Routes for Offshore Gas and Gas Liquids." Session No. 6—Subsea Production Systems—North Sea Operations.

Paper 174 — "The Design and Installation of the Buchan Field Subsea Equipment." Paper 175—"The First Diverless Electro-Hydraulic Control System for Subsea Production." Paper 176—"The Protection of Subsea Wellhead Control Systems Agaiist Environmental Hazards." Paper 177—"New Development in Subsea Production." Paper 178—"Risk Assessment as Applied to a Complete Seabed Production System." Wednesday morning, October 22.

Session No. 7—Reservoir Modelling and Simulation Techniques for North Sea Development.

Paper 179—"An Efficient Fully Implicit Simulator." Paper 180—"The Use of Higher Order Finite Difference Methods in Reservoir Simulation." Paper 181—"Numerical Modelling of Sharp Flood Fronts in Two-Dimensional Two-Phase Flow." Paper 182—"Use of a 3-Dimensional 3-Phase Pseudo Compositional Model (TRITRICOMP) for Simulating Volatile Oil and Gas Condensate Reservoirs." Paper 183—"Pseudo Hydrocarbon Family Plus Group Extended Analysis and Physical Properties Estimation." Session No. 8—Overall Project Management — North Sea Operations.

Paper 184 — "Management of Major Offshore Projects—An Industry Challenge." Paper 185 — "Project Management — Organizational Relationships." Paper 186 — "Project Services Contractor Concept — Murchison Field." Paper 187 — "Project Management— Fulmar Field." Paper 188—"Operator Organization for Managing and Integrating New Projects Within an Existing Organization." Session No. 9—Production Operations I Paper 189—"Gas Lift Increases High Volume Production from Claymore Field." Paper 190 — "Artificial Lift by Electric Submersible Pumps in Forties." Paper 191 — "Selection of Demulsifiers for Produced Crude Oil Emulsions." Paper 192—"Computer Assisted Gas Production Operations Offshore The Netherlands." Paper 193—"A Practical Method of Achieving Good Well Production A l l o c a t i o n s f r om Well Test Data in the Prudhoe Bay Field." Wednesday afternoon, October 22.

Session No. 10 — Applicability of Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods in North Sea Field.

Paper 194—"Some Aspects of the Potential Application of EOR Processes in North Sea Reservoirs." Paper 195 — "The East Midlands Additional Oil Recovery Project." Paper 196—"Two Dimensional Cross-Sectional Simulations of Waterflooding in a Middle-Juras- sic Reservoir of the Beatrice Oilfield, with Implications for EOR Application." Paper 197 — "An Appreciation of Middle Brent Sand Reservoir Features by Analogy with Yorkshire Coast Outcrops." Paper 198 — "Detailed Reservoir Delineation by Interactive Seismic Stratigraphic Extrapolation." Session No. 11 — Project Management Tools and Techniques— North Sea Operations.

Paper 199 — "A System for Project Planning and Control." Paper 200—"Murchison Project Approach to Cost Control." Paper 201—"Computerized Material Control and its Application to Project Management." Paper 202—"Quality Assurance Programmes for Offshore Production Platforms." Paper 203—"A New Approach to Project Measurement." Session No. 12—Production Operations II Paper 204—"A Systematic Approach to Optimizing the Maintenance Work as Experienced on the Frigg Field." Paper 205—"Assuring the Reliability of Offshore Gas Compression Systems." Paper 206—"Wax Deposition in Crude Oil Pipelines." Paper 207 — "Designing and Managing the Training Programme for a Major North Sea Platform." Paper 208 — "Simulation: A New Tool in Production Operations." Thursday morning, October 23.

Session No. 13—Marine Export Systems.

Paper 209—"Offshore Loading System—Shuttle Tanker Installation." Paper 210—"Reducing Tanker —SPM Loading Downtime." Paper 211 — "Submerged Harbours for Arctic Conditions." Paper 212 — "Application of Fixed Storage Units to Marine Export Systems." Paper 213—"The Mooring Characteristics of Petroleum Tankers for Offshore Fields." Session No. 14—Economics, Finance and Politics of North Sea Operations.

Paper 214 — "Exploration in a Climate of Relative Uncertainty (Or How the West Was Won)." Paper 215 — "Some Effects of Depletion Policy on UKCS Field Economics." Paper 216 — "A Reassessment of the U.K. and Norwegian Systems of Offshore Oil and Gas Taxation." Paper 217—"Bank Financing of U.K. Offshore Projects." Paper 218—"The Economics of Petroleum Prospects in the South West Approaches." Session No. 15 — Inspection, Maintenance and Repair of Offshore Structures.

Paper 219—"Structural Repair Experiences in the Viking Gas Field." Paper 220—"Inspection and Repair of Offshore Concrete Structures." Paper 221 — "The Changing Face of Platform Maintenance." Paper 222—"Critical Parts Regarding Corrosion and Corrosion P r o t e c t i o n of Offshore Structures." Paper 223—"Underwater Welded Repairs to Offshore Structures." Thursday afternoon, October 23.

Session No. 16 — Mechanical Drivers and Compressors—Operational Assessment.

Paper 224—"Contamination of Offshore Centrifugal Process Gas Compressor Lube Oil and Seal Oil Systems by Hydrocarbon Condensate." Paper 225 — "Unit Testing for the Petroleum Industry." Paper 226—"Explosion Protection for Diesel Engines Offshore." Paper 227 — "The Rolls-Royce Complete Power Station for Offshore Installation." Paper 228 — "Modelling the Brent System Production Facilities." Session No. 17—Marginal Field Development in The North Sea.

Paper 229—"The Economic Aspects of Marginal Field Development in an Offshore Environment." Paper 280—"The Buchan Field Development." Paper 231 — "Innovative Engineering Makes Maureen Development a Reality." Paper 232 — "Development Plans for Ula Field — Block 7/12 NOCS." Paper 233 — "A Retrievable Offshore Complex for Marginal Fields." Session No. 18—Design of Offshore Structures.

Paper 234 — "Deepwater Platforms Problem Areas." Paper 235—"Field Scale Model Studies of Piles as Anchors for Buoyant Platforms." Paper 236 — "Foundation Design for the Maureen Steel Gravity Platform (Block 16/29)." Paper 237—"A Method for the Determination of the Reaction Forces and Structural Damage Arising in Ship Collisions." Paper 238 — "The Advantages of Cast Steel Nodes for Offshore Structures." Friday morning, October 24.

Session No. 19—Topside Design for Hookup, Commissioning and Operation.

Paper 239—"Electrical System Design and Implementation for Optimum Hook-Up, Commissioning and Operation." Paper 240—"Certification—The First Five Years." Paper 241—"Onshore Commissioning of Power Plant." Paper 242 — "Murchison Field Topside Facilities Design." Paper 243 — "Offshore Production Facilities—Recommendations for a Simpler Approach." Session No. 20 — North Sea Drilling and Well Completion Operations.

Paper 244—"Planning for Deep High Pressured Wells in the Northern North Sea." Paper 245—"The Versatility of the Turbodrill in North Sea Drilling." Paper 246 —"Control of Magnetic Surveying Errors Caused by Magnetism Associated with Both 'Normal' and 'Non-Magnetic' Steel Components in a Drill String." Paper 247—"Development of a Reliable Deviation Surveying Programme Using Standard Instruments." Paper 248—"Seven Inch Liner Cementations in the Brent Field— A Case History." Session No. 21—Monitoring and Analysis of Offshore Structures.

Paper 249—"Measured Behavior of Platforms on the Norwegian Continental Shelf." Paper 250 — "Dynamic Behavior of an Offshore Concrete Platform." Paper 251—"Realities Concerning Cyclic Loading of Clay Below a Gravity Structure." Paper 252—"Acoustic Emission Monitoring Techniques Applied to Offshore Structures—Subsea and Topside Applications." Paper 253 — "Vortex Shedding Forces and the Fatigue Analysis of Offshore Structures." Friday afternoon, October 24.

Session No. 22 — Component Systems Design for Production Facilities.

Paper 254—"A Microprocessor Based Fire and Gas System." Paper 255 —"Sullom Voe Oil Terminal Supervisory Control System." Paper 256 — "Brent System Monitoring." Paper 257 — "The Design of Offshore Speech Communications Systems." Paper 258 — "Safe Ventilation with Lower Weight and Less Power Consumption." Session No. 23—Drilling, Completion and Stimulation Fluids for North Sea Operations.

Paper 259—"Drilling Fluids for Highly Deviated Wells in North Sea Petroleum Development Drilling." Paper 260 — "The Pro's and Con's of Inverted Oil Emulsion Mud—Statfjord 'A' Platform." Paper 261 — "High Density Clear Fluids for Completions and Workovers." Paper 262 — "New Computerized Solids Control Program Reduces Drilling Costs in North Sea." Paper 263—"Successful Stimulation Practices — Offshore Holland." Session No. 24 — Floating and Compliant Structures.

Paper 264 — "The Hutton Tension Leg Platform." Paper 265 — "Dynamic Behavior of Models of Tethered Buoyant Platforms." Paper 266—"The Development of Articulated Buoyant Column Systems as an Aid to Economic Offshore Production." Paper 267 — "Test-CONAT, A Large Scale Test in the Vicinity of the Research Platform 'Nordsee'." Paper 268—"Floating Concrete Platform for Deep Water Oil Production and Storage."

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