Getting Back to Fundamentals with Shauna Noonan
Apr 21st, 2020 by SPEpodcast
"We need to recognize the importance of learning the technical fundamentals. There is no magic solution or silver bullet that could ever replace them." In this episode, Shauna Noonan discusses technology evaluation, an area where she has spent the majority of her career.
Each month, Shauna joins The SPE Podcast to discuss her President's Column and to share her SPE journey. We'll end each of these podcasts asking the audience an interactive question.
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OnePetro | Downhole Beam Pump Operation: https://www.onepetro.org/journal-paper/PETSOC-05-05-05
OnePetro | 155 Years of Artificial Lift: https://www.onepetro.org/journal-paper/SPE-1014-0101-JPT
More from Shauna Noonan (Twitter @shauna_noonan)
From Shauna's April President's Column:
While I have been a champion for innovation and technology development, I have also applied critical thinking in forming my opinion of such claims. The first questions I always ask myself are:
- “Do I need this new technology?”
- “Do I understand the root cause of the problem well enough to determine if applying existing technology and accepted practices cannot solve it?”
To adequately answer these questions, a good understanding of the fundamentals, such as fluid or mechanical dynamics, is often needed. Is this new tool or method genuinely innovative, or has it been born out of engineering ignorance?
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