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AFS Joins NOIA

 AFS is proud to join Noia, which focuses on promoting the development of East Coast Canada's hydrocarbon resources and to facilitate participation in global oil & gas industries.  Noia's mission aligns well with AFS' vision to enhance our international presence.

AFS has a long-standing and successful partnership with local university, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), so joining Noia further strengthens our commitment to the region.

Find us at the 2017 Noia conference (http://www.noiaconference.com) 

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AFS Sponsors 2017 BHR Multiphase Conference

AFS is proud to be a sponsor of the 18th International Conference on Multiphase Technology this week in Cannes, France. Known to regular delegates as “The Cannes Conference”, with peer reviewed papers and an international reputation as the premier event in the flow assurance field this conference is essential for engineers concerned with any aspect of multiphase technology.
 
In addition to sponsorship, AFS’ UK Regional Manager, Ian Kopperman, will have his paper, "FLNG – An Easy Way to Open Pandora’s Box", presented on the final day of the conference. 

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AFS Leaps Across the Pond

Assured Flow Solutions (AFS) announces its international growth with the opening of their London office. This continues the expansion of AFS following the recent success of its Denver operation, as well as its Houston-based fluid testing laboratory. Expansion into Europe is the natural next step in AFS’ strategic growth plans with the objective to provide an unparalleled flow assurance centre of excellence in Europe, building upon the existing AFS facilities, expertise, people and experience.

The AFS London office will be led by Ian Kopperman, a flow assurance and production chemistry specialist, with over 15 years of global onshore and subsea experience, incorporating all stages of the project lifecycle. 

Mr. Kopperman said: “This is an exciting time in flow assurance and production chemistry consultancy in this region. Many consultancies have diluted their offering because of the challenges in the oil and gas market, thus we believe there is an opportunity for our clients to utilise the unique integrated flow assurance, production chemistry and laboratory testing expertise of AFS to add value to their projects and operations.”  

Assured Flow Solutions re-unites Mr. Kopperman with former Multiphase Solutions colleagues Tommy Golczynski, AFS Managing Partner in Houston, and Elijah Kempton, former London Multiphase Solutions Regional Manager. Mr. Golczynski said: “This is a golden opportunity to leverage the AFS success in the US and continue development of the company vision into Europe, by providing our unique combination of flow assurance and production chemistry testing and consultancy services to clients across Europe and beyond. With his diverse experience, we see Ian as the ideal person to lead AFS in the region”. 

AFS to Host Thinking Beyond the Drill Bit 2017

On June 15, Assured Flow Solutions will present "Thinking Beyond the Drill Bit 2017," our fourth annual technical symposium. This year’s presenters will bring strategic industry insight that will “hit it out of the park.” In keeping with previous event culture, this year’s symposium and the post-symposium Rockies vs San Francisco Giants game will also include quality networking opportunities in an informal setting. This year’s presentation topics range from technical to political with a focus on the most topical issues facing the onshore oil and gas industry. 

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AFS to Present at SPE YP Lunch and Learn

AFS will give a presentation to the Denver Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Young Professionals group on 12 April 2017.  AFS Onshore Manager Elijah Kempton's presentation will include recent project case studies and will be on the topic of "Gathering System Design / Optimization Challenges".  The mission of SPE is to provide regular meetings for the discussion of subjects relating to the oil and gas industry and to deliver an avenue for developing social fellowship.

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AFS Staff Featured as a Thought Leader in the Denver Business Journal

Congratulations to AFS Onshore Manager Elijah Kempton for being profiled as this week's Thought Leader in the Denver Business Journal.  The Thought Leader series profiles business executives in the Denver business community and in this profile, Mr. Kempton describes his experiences of 6 years of working internationally in the UK.

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AFS Nominated for 2017 Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Awards

Assured Flow Solutions is proud to have been nominated for a 2017 Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Award. The 5th Annual Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Awards provides a platform for the oil and gas industry to showcase their successes by demonstrating and celebrating the advances made in the key areas of environmental stewardship, efficiency, innovation, corporate social responsibility and health & safety. The Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Awards gala dinner will be held in Denver on August 24th, 2017.

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AFS Hosts Michigan Researchers

Over their Spring Break, several researchers from University of Michigan's Industrial Affiliates Program presented their break-through oilfield research at AFS' laboratory. The talks covered new and excited areas of research into paraffin and asphaltene behavior. Much of the work has been published recently in Energy & Fuels. AFS is proud to continue our financial and technical support for this program.
  • Energy and Fuels 2017 (31): Entrapment of Water Droplets in Wax Deposits from Water-in-Oil Dispersion and its Impact on Deposit Build-up
  • Energy and Fuels 2016 (30): Mechanistic Investigation of Asphaltene Deposition 

 

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AFS / Sugar Land Skeeters

AFS expands our existing partnership with the Sugar Land Skeeters baseball team through 2022. 

"Assured Flow Solutions have been a partner and a big supporter of the Skeeters since the inaugural season in 2012.  We have worked well together and they continue to expand their partnership. They have added 2 new promotions both baseball-related in a big way for the upcoming 2017 season that include championship ring replicae night on Opening Night to celebrate the Skeeters 2016 Atlantic League Championship.  With the new contract, we just completed they will now be a partner for a full decade!" - Ira Liebman

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AFS to Present to AIChE Student Section

AFS will give a presentation to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) student section at the Colorado School of Mines on 13 January 2017. AFS Denver Manager Elijah Kempton's presentation will cover real-world project examples illustrating how he has used his Chemical Engineering degree throughout his career. AIChE is the world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 50,000 members from over 100 countries.

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AFS Denver Named to Who's Who in Energy for 3rd Straight Year

For the 3rd consecutive year, Elijah Kempton (AFS Onshore Manager) has once again been named to the Denver Business Journal's Who's Who in Energy list. Mr. Kempton will be honored at a VIP reception on 12 December 2016 in Denver honoring the successful professionals who were selected for the 2016 Who's Who in Energy list.

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AFS / Rice University Jones Business School

AFS is excited to partner with Rice University's Jones Business School and their ground-breaking Action Learning Project (ALP).  The ALP is an intense, 13-week team collaboration designed to bring together leaders from industry and Rice's MBA program, to collaboratively tackle unique business challenges.  The team will work closely with AFS management to understand, explore, and develop actionable solutions that drive business.  Project selection will be held on Rice's campus Friday, 02-Dec, with program kick-off in early 2017.

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AFS to Sponsor 9th International Conference on Gas Hydrates

AFS is proud to be a sponsor of next summer's 9th International Conference on Gas Hydrates (ICGH9), held from 25-30 June 2017 in Denver, Colorado. This prestigious conference is organized by the Colorado School of Mines hydrate consortium and is held every 3 years. The conference aims to bring together the entire Gas Hydrates community, to review developments over the previous three years, and to attempt to extrapolate for the near-term future. Hydrate topics discussed include, but are not limited to gas hydrate fundamentals, exploration of natural gas hydrates, applied flow assurance, energy recovery from natural hydrates, climate change, and gas hydrate-related geohazards.

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AFS Named as Finalist for "Eagle" Leadership Award

Mr. Golczynski was selected as a finalist by the Katy Area Economic Development Council for this prestigious honor, given on 03-Nov (Stan C. Stanley Day, as proclaimed by the City of Katy).  The Stan C. Stanley “Eagle” Leadership and Economic Development Award recognizes a volunteer in the Katy area who has made contributions in leadership and economic development to the Katy area and was selected by committee of Katy area leaders.  All Katy area residents were eligible and selected based on criteria including but not limited to, years of service, leadership skills demonstrated, special achievements, and qualities Stan so greatly exhibited such as being faithful, conscientious, unselfish and committed to the Katy area community.

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AFS to Give Guest Lecture at CSM

For the 6th straight semester, AFS Denver manager Elijah Kempton will be giving a guest lecture today in the Colorado School of Mines' Engineering your Career Path class. Mr. Kempton, a CSM alum, will discuss the unique challenges and opportunities of working internationally.  This lecture continues the strong ongoing collaborative relationship between CSM and AFS.

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AFS Reaches Agreement with University of Michigan

AFS recently signed a licensing agreement with the University of Michigan (U-M) to help progress the 'Michigan Wax Predictor' (MWP), developed as part of the Industrial Affiliates program within the University.

U-M Tech Transfer is the University unit responsible for the commercialization of University research discoveries and reports to the U-M Office of Research. We enhance these research discoveries to encourage licensing and broad deployment with existing businesses and newly-formed U-M start-ups. U-M Tech Transfer has earned a reputation for performance among the top 10 of all universities.

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AFS to Speak at Wolfram Developers Conference

Andrew Yule will be presenting his Lessons Learned using Wolfram development language as the platform for AFS's engineering tools.  The Wolfram suite has offered tremendous opportunities and advantages to streamline our calculation tools throughout the organization.  His talk will be presented at the annual Wolfram Technology Conference in Champaign, IL.

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AFS to Give Guest Lecture at CSM Hydrate Class

On 21 September 2016, Patrick Rensing will give a guest lecture to the Colorado School of Mines' Hydrate class. Dr. Rensing - who received his PhD from CSM - will provide hydrate field lessons learned for the flow assurance engineers of the future.

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AFS Re-ups with University of Michigan Partnership

Assured Flow Solutions, LLC, (AFS)  has partnered with industry leaders such as Chevron, Statoil ASA, Total E&P, and ConocoPhillips as a full member with the University of Michigan’s Department of Chemical Engineering. The Industrial Affiliates Program on Flow and Reaction in Porous Media focuses on studying paraffin and asphaltene deposition mechanisms.  AFS will support the continued development of the Michigan Wax Predictor (MWP) modeling program that will deliver analytical and timely information to flow assurance projects.

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AFS Named to Inc 5000

 Inc. Magazine Unveils 35th Annual List of
America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

Assured Flow Solutions (AFS) Ranks No. 836 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 
with Three-Year Sales Growth of 475%

NEW YORK, August 17, 2016 – Inc. magazine today ranked Assured Flow Solutions (AFS) NO. 836 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. the list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 23) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

"The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”

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Deepwater Symposium 2016

 AFS will be presenting two papers at the upcoming Deepwater Symposium in New Orleans on August 17:
  • Emulsion Viscosity Impact on Production During Mid/Late Life
  • Hot Oil Circulation for Cost / Start-up Reductions in Deepwater fields

For more information on the symposium please go to http://www.deepwaternola.org

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AFS Named to Houston's 100 Fastest Growing Companies

 AFS was recently named to Houston Business Journal's Fast 100, which recognizes the fastest growing private companies in Houston from all industries.  Stay tuned until September 9 to see where AFS ends up ranked amongst these other high-flying companies. 

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AFS Sponsors Highly Anticipated Mid-Year Forecast

AFS will sponsor the much anticipated Mid Year Forecast, presented by Oil & Gas Journal.  Held on Friday, 15-July, this webcast will focus on:
  1. Forces influencing global oil demand, supply, and prices
  2. Major trends in US oil product markets
  3. How unconventional gas is reshaping markets in the US and around the world
For more information or to register, follow the link below.

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AFS Wins Best of Sugar Land Award

 Assured Flow Solutions Receives 2016 Best of Sugar Land Award 

Sugar Land Award Program Honors the Achievement

SUGAR LAND April 2, 2016 -- Assured Flow Solutions has been selected for the 2016 Best of Sugar Land Award in the Engineering Consultant category by the Sugar Land Award Program.

Each year, the Sugar Land Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Sugar Land area a great place to live, work and play. 

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Sugar Land Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Sugar Land Award Program and data provided by third parties. 

AFS Sponsors 2016 Rocky Mountain Energy Summit

As a proud member of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), AFS is pleased to be a sponsor for the 2016 Rocky Mountain Energy Summit to be held on 22-25 August in Denver, CO.  This is the second year in a row that AFS has acted as a sponsor for this vital COGA industry event.  For more details about the summit, visit http://rmesummit.org/  and for more details about COGA, visit http://coga.org. 

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AFS Featured in Fox Business Network Segment

AFS is pleased to announce that we'll be featured in a nationally televised segment on Fox Business Network this Saturday (23 April) at 2:30 PM CST / 1:30 PM MST on the show Enterprises TV.  A sneak peak (including an introduction by Terry Bradshaw) can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywzgnjoakus.

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Jason Huang to Chair Session at AIChE Spring Meeting

 Dr. Jason Huang, with AFS, will be chairing AIChE's paraffin discussions in the Upstream Engineering and Flow Assurance topical session, held on April 12, 2016.  Join Jason and his esteemed paraffin experts as they discuss cutting-edge  breakthroughs in the fundamental understanding of wax deposition in pipeline operations. This marks Jason's return to chair the special sections for consecutive years.

For more information, visit https://aiche.confex.com/aiche/s16/webprogram/Session31295.html 

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AFS to Give Guest Lecture at CSM Flow Assurance Class

AFS is pleased to announce that Elijah Kempton will give a guest lecture on 07-April 2016 at the Flow Assurance class at the Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Kempton – a Colorado School of Mines alum - will be presenting a recent project case study and also will provide career advice to the flow assurance engineers of the future.

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AFS to Host Thinking Beyond the Drill Bit 2016

On March 17, Assured Flow Solutions will proudly present “Thinking Beyond the Drill Bit 2016”, our third annual symposium. This year’s symposium will return to our technical roots and will focus on the production optimization of onshore oil and gas developments.  Learn more at www.beyondthedrillbit.com and register today as seating is limited.

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AFS Nominated as 2016 Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Awards Finalist

Assured Flow Solutions has been nominated as a finalist for the 2016 Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Awards in the category of Consultancy of the Year. The winner of Consultancy of the Year demonstrates an impressive record of delivering innovative, original and consistent third party advice on strategy, project delivery and execution to companies within the region. The Awards Gala Dinner will be held on March 23, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.

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AFS Fluid Flow Forum 2015 (3F XV)

AFS held its 3rd annual technical conference, Fluid Flow Forum (3F) on Thursday, December 10 in Houston, Texas. 3F, now in its 3rd year, was designed to highlight key projects and technical achievements over the course of the previous year. The AFS team is encouraged to submit abstracts and present on topics of interest to their peers. Presentations range from technical findings, project overviews, and R&D activities completed/proposed. 
  
Congratulations to our 2015 3F Presentation Winners: 
   Andrew Yule – Best Technical Presentation     Katie Robbins – Best Overall Presentation 

Thank you to everyone who presented in this year's conference and we look forward to what 2016's 3F Conference will bring. 

AFS Denver Named to Who's Who in Energy

AFS Denver operations manager Elijah Kempton was recently named to the Who's Who in Energy for the metro Denver area.  

The list is compiled by Denver Business Journal and contains a mix of the 'heavy hitters' within the energy sector.
This is the second year in a row that Elijah has been included in this list. 

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New AFS Laboratory Featured in Houston Business Journal Article

Assured Flow Solutions will be opening the doors to our new lab very soon. Read more about how this addition of a specialized laboratory allows us to be a total solutions provider, solving technical challenges through engineering design and experimental validation in today’s Houston Business Journal’s article.

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COGA Brown Bag Luncheon: From Technical Specialist to Manager

John Elway made the leap from specialist to manager look easy but for many of us the transition isn't that simple. Join Elijah Kempton with Assured Flow Solutions at COGA's next Brown Bag Luncheon on November 18th as he shares his experience about his journey from technical specialist to manager. Topics will include, insight into skills required to be a successful manger and lessons learned in the transition from technical specialist.

When:           Wednesday, November 18
Where:        Bryan Cave, 1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 4100, Denver, CO 80203
Time:              11:30PM - 1:00PM
                         Lunch will be provided
Cost:            COGA Member: FREE
                         Non-Member: $10
Register:   HERE

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Dr. Jason Huang Hosting AIChE Webinar on Wax Deposition: Experimental Characterizations, Theoretical Modeling, and Field Practices

Dr. Jason Huang, with AFS, will be hosting AIChE's webinar on Wax Deposition: Experimental Characterizations, Theoretical Modeling, and Field Practices, Wednesday, November 4 at 2:00pm (EST). Join us online as Jason provides a detailed description of the thermodynamic and transport theories for wax deposition modeling and a comprehensive review of the laboratory testing to help establish appropriate control strategies for the field.  

Visit the AIChe website for additional event details and to register for this event. 

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AFS Attending Deepwater Operations Conference & Exhibition - November 3-5

AFS will attend the Deepwater Operations Forum, held in Galveston at Moody Gardens on Nov 3-5.  In addition to participating in the technical meetings, AFS will participate and sponsor the charity golf tournament, benefiting the Gulf of Mexico Foundation 

AFS to Speak & Co-Chair Session at SPE Onshore Flow Assurance Workshop

AFS will be well represented next week at the SPE unconventional flow assurance workshop on 28-29 October in Galveston where Dr. Pete Conrad (AFS Director of Laboratory Services) will be speaking and Elijah Kempton (AFS Onshore Manager) will be a session co-chair.  Dr. Conrad will be speaking on “Challenges With Developing Successful Paraffin Mitigation Programs In Challenging Unconventional Environments” and the session Mr. Kempton will be co-chairing is entitled “Gathering System Optimization and Modeling”.

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AFS to Speak at SPE Harsh Environment Workshop

AFS Flow Assurance Specialist - and Memorial University Alum - Jacqueline Stevens will be leading a discussion at the upcoming SPE Deepwater and Harsh Environment Workshop, held in St. John's, Newfoundland.  Ms. Stevens will be speaking about 'Flow Assurance Challenges Associated with Long Distance Tiebacks', which is particularly relevant to the Eastern Canada offshore sector 

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AFS to Speak at SPE Annual Conference

Dr. Pete Conrad will be hosting a discussion at the upcoming SPE Annual Meeting, held in Houston, TX. Dr. Conrad will be speaking at the Flow Assurance and Facility Design Special Session on Error Analysis. The topic is 'Uncertainty with Understanding Asphaltene Deposition and Its Impact on Economic and Production Profiles'

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AFS Co-Authors Textbook on Wax Deposition

Dr. Zhenyu Huang, a senior flow assurance specialist, has recently worked with Professor H. Scott Fogler's flow assurance research group at the University of Michigan published a book entitled Wax Deposition: Experimental Characterizations, Theoretical Modeling, and Field Practices.  This book focuses a comprehensive description and analysis of wax precipitation/deposition problems and provides field examples to highlight how this problem is addressed in the industry.

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AFS Joins Industry Giants to Fund Research

Assured Flow Solutions, LLC, (AFS)  has partnered with industry leaders such as Chevron, Statoil ASA, Total E&P, Conoco, Phillips 66 and Halliburton as a full member with the University of Michigan’s Department of Chemical Engineering. The Industrial Affiliates Program on Flow and Reaction in Porous Media focuses on studying paraffin and asphaltene deposition mechanisms.  AFS will support the continued development of the Michigan Wax Predictor (MWP) modeling program that will deliver analytical and timely information to flow assurance projects.
 
“Wax deposition is a substantial economic concern, both for deepwater and unconventional developments. We believe it’s a critical time in the industry to focus on optimization. This collaboration will facilitate significant academic research towards addressing industrial challenges and we are excited to join Professor Fogler’s program. AFS believes this continues our rapid growth towards becoming the industry leader in Flow Assurance from the initial fluid characterization in discovery through operations support,” said Dr. Pete Conrad, Director of Laboratory Services at Assured Flow Solutions.

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AFS Sponsors Rocky Mountain Energy Summit

Assured Flow Solutions is proud to be a sponsor of the 25-27 August 2015 Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) Rocky Mountain Energy Summit.  The Rocky Mountain Energy Summit Conference has evolved since its inception in 1989 to be a nationally-recognized event for industry stakeholders. The conference is the longest running conference of its kind and distinguishes itself by inspiring positive engagement and change in our industry.  After 26 years, this conference maintains a reputation for delivering thought provoking content and the best industry networking opportunity in the Rockies.

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AFS Joins SUT

Assured Flow Solutions (AFS) is proud to have joined the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT).  SUT is a multidisciplinary learned society that brings together organizations and individuals with a common interest in underwater technology, ocean science, and offshore engineering.  AFS looks forward to being an active contributor to further SUT's industry support.

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Deepwater Symposium 2015

AFS will be presenting two papers at the upcoming Deepwater Symposium in New Orleans on August 17-19:
  • Umbilical Flushing Using Laminar and Turbulent Axial Dispersion Models
  • Umbilical Laying Recharge Study - Combination of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

For more information on the symposium please go to http://www.deepwaternola.org

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AFS Contributed to Entrepreneur Forums

 AFS co-founder Tommy Golczynski was one of several contributing authors recently to two separate publications, focusing on small business success stories and advice.  Articles were:
 
11 Career Lessons From Your Summer Job - LinkedIn - (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/11-career-lessons-from-your-summer-jobs-dave-kerpen)
 

10 Tips to Land a Small Business Loan - Black Enterprise - (http://www.blackenterprise.com/small-business/10-tips-to-land-a-small-business-bank-loan)

AFS to Co-Chair Session at SPE Onshore Flow Assurance Workshop

Elijah Kempton, AFS Denver manager, is on the steering committee and will co-chair a session on "Gathering System Optimization and Modeling" at an upcoming SPE Workshop.  This workshop is the first of its kind and will address the unique flow assurance issues associated with shale and tight hydrocarbon production.  The workshop will be held on 28-30 October 2015 in Galveston, Texas.

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AFS Hosts Thinking Beyond the Drill Bit 2015

On June 3, Assured Flow Solutions presented "Thinking Beyond the Drill Bit 2015", our second annual technical symposium. Building on the success of the inaugural event, this symposium brought together operators, midstream companies and service providers to discuss onshore operating challenges in an uncertain business environment. With operating margins at their current levels, thinking beyond the drill bit is now more relevant than ever.

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AFS to attend Flow Assurance Forum

AFS is proud to be accepted to the 2015 SPE Flow Assurance Forum, held in Newport Beach on 01-June.  The conference will be attended by the leading minds within the flow assurance community, with an opportunity to look ahead and focus on where the industry is headed in the next 15-20 years.  AFS is represented by Dr. Tony Spratt.

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AFS to Speak at Aberdeen Wax Workshop

Elijah Kempton, the manager of the AFS Denver office, will be speaking at the Atkins Wax Workshop in Aberdeen, Scotland on 06-May-2015.  This will be an interactive discussion covering wax deposition management methods and case studies highlighting unique / challenging projects with waxy hydrocarbons.

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AFS to Chair Session at AIChE Spring Meeting

Dr. Jason Huang will chair a technical session on wax-related issues at the 2015 AIChE Spring Meeting.  The Upstream Engineering and Flow Assurance Forum "Special Section" will be chaired by Dr. Huang, who will serve as both moderator and one of the featured speakers.  Dr. Huang's PhD research area lies in the field of paraffin deposition. 

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AFS Sponsors JJ Watt Foundation Charity Classic

AFS is a proud sponsor of the JJ Watt Charity Classic, a softball game held at the Sugar Land Skeeters ballpark on 01-May-2015.  The  3rd annual event features a Home Run Derby, as well an exhibition game featuring many of the Houston Texans.  The JJ Watt Foundation provides after-school opportunities for middle-school aged children in the community to become involved in athletics, so that they may learn the character traits of accountability, teamwork, leadership, work ethic, and perseverance. 

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AFS to Speak at Flow Assurance Conference

AFS is a Gold Sponsor of the 2015 Global Flow Assurance Conference, held in Houston on 31-March.  The conference will bring together leaders throughout the flow assurance community to share their experiences and challenges with deepwater developments.  AFS will also serve as a speaker, discussing hydrate management strategies for practical applications. 

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AFS to Chair Session at SPE Chemical Systems Workshop

 Tommy Golczynski will chair a session at SPE Chemical Systems Workshop.  Focusing in Subsea Production Chemistry Issues, the sessions will bring together industry experts to discuss the systems applications related to downhole challenges.

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AFS Speaks at Monthly SPE GCS Luncheon

AFS Managing Partner Tommy Golczynski to deliver the March luncheon at SPE GCS session on 19-March.  The subject of the talk will be the flow assurance findings from the recent Tamar (Noble Energy) start-up.  The talk focuses on what went well, as well as lessons learned for future projects for similar field developments.

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AFS Speaks at CSM's Engineering Your Career

Elijah Kempton, AFS Denver's Manager, recently spoke at his alma mater, Colorado School of Mines (CSM), as part of a well-attended lecture series entitled "Engineering Your Career".  Elijah spoke of his career path from CSM that has led him across multiple continents and bridging the gap between technical expertise and management roles.  His talk was lauded as "inspiring" from those students in attendance.  AFS looks forward to an on-going collaboration with CSM to expand local opportunities within the oil/gas sector.

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AFS Sponsors CSM's E-Days 'Round the World 2015

AFS is the proud sponsor of the Colorado School of Mines E-Days ‘Round the World 2015, a global celebration taking place on 9 April 2015.  Dating back to 1934, Engineering Days is a springtime ritual that brings Mines students and alumni together to celebrate Oredigger pride.  E-Days 'Round the World, now in its 10th year, extends this celebration to every corner of the globe as Mines alums in their local communities raise a toast to their alma mater.

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AFS Named to Young Entrepreneur Council

AFS joins YEC, a selective organization comprised of some of the most successful start-ups and entrepreneurs across the world.  By participating in YEC, AFS will gain access to knowledge-sharing across a range of industries to better develop our people, processes, and operating approach to ensure AFS' long-term growth, expansion, and ultimate success. 

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Fluid Flow Forum 2014 (3F XIV)

 AFS held its 2nd annual technical conference, the 2014 Fluid Flow Forum (3F XIV) on Friday, 12-December-2014.  3F is designed to highlight key projects and technical achievements over the course of the previous year.  AFS staff are encouraged to submit abstracts and present on topics of interest to their peers.  Presentations range from technical findings, project overviews, and R&D activities completed/proposed.  This year, 3F winners included:
 
  • Best Technical Presentation:  Jimmy Mulligan
  • Best Overall Presentation:  Patrick Rensing 

AFS Denver Enrolls in EcoPass

The AFS Denver office is doing its part to help offset commuting hassles by enrolling in the Regional Transportation District's (RTD) EcoPass Program.  EcoPass enables AFS employees to make use of Denver's mass transporation and light rail services to/from our downtown office location. 

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AFS on campus in Ann Arbor

 AFS consultant and UM alum Nick Hadjicharlambous will give the November AIChE lunch-n-learn on Thursday, 13-November.  Nick will speak about his career path from graduating at UM to landing at AFS and give a perspective on career options after graduation, as well as background on his current employer, AFS.

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AFS to Speak at SPE Flow Assurance ATW

 The up-coming SPE Flow Assurance Workshop - Further, Deeper and Towards Excellence will be held in Bali, Indonesia on 09-12 November and feature some of the most prominent flow assurance minds from across the globe.  AFS is privileged to speak at the conference and will be presenting lessons learned from recent deepwater start-ups.  Tommy Golczynski will speak under the Operational Flow Assurance session and lead a discussion related to how the industry can improve upon our collective experiences.

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AFS at Deepwater Operations

AFS will attend the Deepwater Operations Forum, held in Galveston at Moody Gardens on Nov 4-6.  In addition to participating in the technical meetings, AFS will also participate as an Eagle sponsor in the charity golf tournament, benefiting the Gulf of Mexico Foundation (www.gulfmex.org)

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AFS Named to Houston's 40 Under 40

AFS Managing Partner Tommy Golczynski was named to the Houston Business Journal (HBJ) "40 Under 40" list, honoring the top professionals in Houston who have excelled in their professional careers before the age of 40.  Tommy was honored at an event at Hotel ZaZa in Houston on 29-October and will be part of a featured article in HBJ on October 31st.

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AFS to speak at Colorado School of Mines

Elijah Kempton (AFS Onshore Manager and CSM Alum) will act as guest lecturer on 28-October for the "Engineering Your Career Path" class at Colorado School of Mines.  Elijah will speak on the topic of "Working Internationally - Researching and Applying Global Business Practices" and share his experiences of working and living for 6 years abroad in the UK. 

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AFS Denver named to Who's Who in Energy

AFS Denver operations manager Elijah Kempton was recently named to the Who's Who in Energy for the metro Denver area.  The list is complied by Denver Business Journal and contains a mix of the 'heavy hitters' within the energy sector.

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AFS Staff wins 2014 Woman of Excellence Award

Nadine Cote was recently nominated by the Houston chapter of the Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance (AFWA) to receive the 2014 Woman of Excellence award.  The award was given by the Federation of Houston Professional Women (FHPW), recognizing outstanding women in their field.  Congratulations to Nadine on this outstanding award.  She was honored at a ceremony gala on 27-September-2014.

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AFS Joins COGA

Assured Flow Solutions (AFS) is proud to have joined the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA).  COGA's mission is to foster and promote the beneficial, efficient, responsible, and environmentally-sound development, production and use of Colorado oil and natural gas.  AFS' involvement in COGA continues our support of US onshore production via both the AFS Denver and Houston offices.

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AFS / Universtiy of Michigan Undergraduate program

 Assured Flow Solutions (AFS) will serve as a panelist for the senior-level Heat & Mass Transfer / Separations courses at the University of Michigan.  AFS employee and Michigan alum Tommy Golczynski will discuss the role the heat/mass transfer play in offshore oil and gas operations.  AFS will serve alongside other peer companies to provide the Michigan students with 'real-world' examples of how to apply their Chemical Engineering background to solve some of the most complex challenges. 

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AFS to Host Unconventional Symposium

AFS is proud to present "Thinking Beyond the Drill Bit:  Onshore Challenges" on 25-September.  The event is the first in a series of technical symposiums that will discuss the unique challenges associated with increased well counts and productivity throughout the continental US.   Set in the visitor's locker room at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, this will be a unique and thought-provoking event.  Learn more at www.beyondthedrillbit.com and register today!

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AFS to sponsor Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC)

Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) is held 25-27 August in Denver Colorado, focusing on response to industry demand for an event that united geologists, geophysicsts, engineers, and business managers to unlock the true potential of US onshore unconventional resource plays.  Supported through its Denver office, AFS looks forward to actively contributing to the discussions about moving "Beyond the Drill Bit". and addressing industry needs in a system-wide approach.

 

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Deepwater Symposium 2014

  AFS will be presenting two papers at the upcoming Deepwater Symposium in New Orleans on August 05-07:
  • Understanding Gas Lift Dissolution and Subsequent Impact on Effectiveness
  • Need for Early Involvement of Flow Assurance in Oil and Gas Development:  A Case Study

For more information on the symposium please go to http://www.deepwaternola.org

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AFS Recognized in Best Of Sugar Land Awards

 SUGAR LAND June 5, 2014 -- Assured Flow Solutions, LLC has been selected for the 2014 Best of Sugar Land Award in the Engineering Consultant category by the Sugar Land Award Program.

Each year, the Sugar Land Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Sugar Land area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Sugar Land Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Sugar Land Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Sugar Land Award Program

The Sugar Land Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Sugar Land area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Sugar Land Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

AFS Profiled in Denver Business Journal

  The AFS Denver office has been profiled in the 16-May edition of the Denver Business Journal (DBJ).  This article includes interview with both AFS Managing Partner Tommy Golczynski and AFS Denver Manager Elijah Kempton.  Additionally, the article highlights AFS' focus on technology and our strong relationship with the Rocky Mountain market and local universities (Colorado School of Mines).  

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AFS Speaks at CSM's Engineering Your Career

Elijah Kempton, AFS Denver's Manager, recently spoke at his alma mater, Colorado School of Mines (CSM), as part of a well-attended lecture series entitled "Engineering Your Career".  Elijah spoke of his career path from CSM that has led him across multiple continents and bridging the gap between technical expertise and management roles.  His talk was lauded as "inspiring" from those students in attendance.  AFS looks forward to an on-going collaboration with CSM to expand local opportunities within the oil/gas sector.

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AFS to Chair AIChE Session

Dr. Jason Huang will be chairing the Waxes/Asphaltenes session at the  upcoming Upstream Engineering and Flow Assurance (UE&FA) conference, part of the 2014 AIChE Spring Meeting.  The conference, held in New Orleans on 01-03 April, will also include a presentation by Dr. Huang 'Modeling Wax Deposition with Advanced Heat Transfer Algorithms'.  This is a co-authored paper that features Dr. Huang's PhD research at the University of Michigan as part of Dr. Scott Fogler's group.

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AFS Denver

Houston-based Assured Flow Solutions, LLC (AFS) is pleased to announce that it has opened an office in Denver, Colorado.  This office will be the first flow assurance consultancy with a physical presence in the Rocky Mountain region and will be led by Elijah Kempton, a Colorado School of Mines graduate.   Along with a diverse list of other regional and international producers, many current AFS clients have made commitments to invest in unconventional exploration and production in the Rocky Mountain region.  AFS’ expansion will provide these clients with the support they need to design, operate, and debottleneck their gathering systems.

AFS Re-Ups for DeepStar Phase XII

  Assured Flow Solutions (AFS) is pleased to have recently committed to the latest Phase XII of the DeepStar Technology Development Project.  DeepStar is an industry-leading Joint-Industry Project, focused on advancing the technologies to meet its members' deepwater business needs to deliver increased production and reserves.  AFS continues in DeepStar as a Contributor company and looks forward to a mutually beneficial collaboration with our peers within the flow assurance community. 

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SPE Workshop Presenter/Session Chair

At the upcoming Production Chemistry and Chemical Systems SPE Workshop, AFS will be active participants amongst the industry-leaders in chemical system engineering.  Tommy Golczynski will co-chair technical session on Compatibility and Material Selection for Chemical Injection Systems.  Tony Spratt will present his experience related to Acid Stimulation from Producing Facilities and how these considerations impact total system design.

The SPE workshop is a technical forum that facilitates exchange of ideas, lessons learned, and best practices to better serve the oil/gas community. 

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AFS Co-Founders Named to Who's Who in Energy

Tony and Tommy were selected by the Houston Business Journal editorial staff based on impact to the industry, years of service, peer nominations, and other relevant criteria. They will be acknowledged at a VIP reception during the Total Energy USA Conference and Exposition on Wednesday, 20-November.

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SPE ATW

AFS will serve on the program organizing committee and chair sessions within the SPE Advanced Technology Workshop (ATW) for Production Chemicals and Chemical Systems.  The ATW will be held in Austin 18-20 February 2014.  The workshop will bring together subject matter experts in the area of production chemistry and chemical systems, as well as industry professionals interested in learning about the subject.

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AIChE Presentation

As part of the Upstream Engineering and Flow Assurance, AFS (Tommy Golczynski) has co-authored a presentation with Tridiagonal Solutions entitled: "Development of a Pipe Heat Transfer Correlation for use in Sea Bed Proximity", which has unique applications to the subsea industry.  Conference to be held at Moody Gardens, 03-04 October.

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AFS / Universtiy of Michigan Undergraduate program

Assured Flow Solutions (AFS) will serve as a panelist for the senior-level Process Control course at the University of Michigan.  AFS employee and Michigan alum Nick Hadjicharalambous will discuss the role process control plays in his career with AFS, specifically as it relates to the oil/gas industry.  AFS will serve alongside other peer companies to provide the Michigan students with 'real-world' examples of how to apply their Chemical Engineering background to solve some of the most complex challenges.

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SPE Summer Series Presentation

FLOW ASSURANCE, SUBSURFACE TO DOWNSTREAM - YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW.
Part 4 of the 5 part Expanding Facilities Knowledge series, this session presents the evolution of pipeline hydraulics to flow assurance.   This session aims to present the challenges encountered in establishing, stabilizing and facilitating continued flow from subsurface through upstream production facilities to downstream.  The challenges that can be encountered from start up thru commissioning and production for the life of the development will be explored along with the measures undertaken to ensure continued production and safe operation.

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Deepwater Symposium

AFS will be presenting two papers at the upcoming Deepwater Symposium in New Orleans on August 21–22:

  • Flow Assurance Feasibility of Acid Stimulation from Producing Facilities
  • Lessons Learned in Asphaltene Mitigation / Remediation

For more information on the symposium please go to http://www.deepwaternola.org.

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AFS Joins DeepStar

 Assured Flow Solutions (AFS) is pleased to have been the most recent addition to the DeepStar Technology Development Project.  DeepStar is an industry-leading Joint-Industry Project, focused on advancing the technologies to meet its members' deepwater business needs to deliver increased production and reserves.  AFS joins DeepStar as a Contributor company and looks forward to a mutually beneficial collaboration with our peers within the flow assurance community.

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Subsea Tieback 2013

AFS will be attending annual Subsea Tieback Forum & Exhibition, which has become a premier event for one of the fastest growing sectors of the oil and gas industry. Subsea Tieback Forum is held March 5 - 7th in San Antonio, TX at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Look for AFS personnel in attendance at the technical papers and in the exhibition halls.

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Memorial University Information Session

Building on the success of our first corporate information sessions last fall, Assured Flow Solutions (AFS) will be holding another information session, aimed at the Process Engineering department, to highlight the career opportunities and co-op placements with AFS.  The Process Engineering department within MUN has a curriculum which combines many of the fundamental technical skills that are required to succeed in today's oil and gas work environment.

Information session will be held on Monday evening at 5pm on 21-February, followed by interviews on Friday, 22-February. 

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Global Project Updates

 AFS has recently updated its project resume, complete with projects in some of the world's most exciting and frontier areas.  From early conceptual engineering support to post start-up operational troubleshooting, AFS project engagements span a wide range of technical and project management challenges.  Take a tour of the most exciting engagements from the past 12 months.

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Michigan Chemical Engineering Support

Tommy Golczynski (AFS) will be speaking on two separate occasions at his alma-mater this fall in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan Chemical Engineering department.
  • 20-September:  Undergraduate engineering panel discussions for Process Simulation and Control.
  • 11-October:  AIChE luncheon, speaking to students about career decisions and how to apply undergraduate education to a full-time career. 

AIChE Regional Process Technology Conference

Tommy Golczynski  will serve on an expert industry panel at the up-coming AIChE Regional Process Technology Conference on October 04-05, 2012 with a discussion entitled The Need to Integrate Chemical Engineering along with Petroleum, Mechanical and Civil Engineering to develop/improve Upstream Oik and Gas Technologies and how it is relevant to various aspects of Upstream Engineering and Flow Assurance. For more details or to register, please go to  http://www.aiche.org/conferences/2012Regional/rptc.aspx.

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Sugar Land Skeeters

AFS is a proud sponsor of the Sugar Land Skeeters baseball team. Look for us down the left-field line. AFS encourages everyone to come out and support our new local team. For more details, please go to http://www.sugarlandskeeters.com.

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Expanding Facilities Knowledge

Tommy Golczynski will be speaking at the up-coming SPE GCS Facilities and Construction Group series “Expanding Facilities Knowledge Summer Series” on June 26, 2012 with a discussion entitled Upstream Flow Assurance—Onshore & Offshore. The goal of the SPE series is to increase knowledge and awareness, while allowing networking opportunities for young professionals in the industry. For more details or to register, please go to http://www.spegcs.org.

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