SPE-GCS April 2012 eNewsletter

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Events for April 2012

Young Professionals Board Meeting
Day: Thursday 5-Apr-12 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Hess Corporation 1501 McKinney Street Houston, Texas 77010
Summary: Interested in finding out more about the SPE Young Professionals Committee or joining the board next year? If so, we invite you to attend our monthly board meetings!
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Petro-Tech: Do You Really Know Where Your Well Is?
Speaker: James M. Stolle, Bus. Devel. Mgr. - Directional Survey Data, TGS Geological Products
Day: Tuesday 10-Apr-12 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Brookhollow Sheraton 3000 North Loop West Houston, Texas 77092
Summary: Do you really know where your well and/or competitor's wells are located in the subsurface? Directional survey data is the critical well control information that provides control on the spatial positioning of drilled wells and their 2D/3D wellpaths.
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Northside: The Austin Chalk vs. Eagle Ford Shale Play
Speaker: Jason Baihly, Multistage Stimulation Product Line Manager, Schlumberger
Day: Tuesday 10-Apr-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Houston, Texas 77060
Summary: This talk discusses the possibility that the Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford Shale form a single hydrocarbon system. The potential source, generation, migration, storage, and production mechanisms of both formations will be analyzed from a geologic perspective.
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General Mtg: CO2 Tertiary Recovery – What We Have Learned in the Past 40 Years of CO2 Injection in the Permian Basin
Speaker: David Merchant, President, Merchant Consulting
Day: Thursday 12-Apr-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Petroleum Club, 43rd floor, ExxonMobile Building 800 Bell St. Houston, Texas 77002
Summary: For the past 40 years, enhanced oil recovery projects using carbon dioxide (CO2) evolved from a partially understood process.
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Young Professionals: Saturday Paintball Bonanza
Day: Saturday 14-Apr-12 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Urban War Zone Paintball 2315 Telephone Road Houston, Texas 77023
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2012 SPE-GCS Golf Tournament
Day: Monday 16-Apr-12 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Kingwood Country Club 1700 Lake Kingwood Kingwood, Texas 77339
Click here for Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities!
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PF&C: Subsea Produced Water Treatment Measurement Challenges
Speaker: Timothy P. Daigle, Sr. Project Engineer, Fluor Offshore Solutions
Day: Tuesday 17-Apr-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Norris Center City Center 803 Town and Country Ln., Suite 210 Houston, Texas 77042 Texas
Summary: Today's Petroleum Industry is being confronted with having to manage production with increasing amounts of produced water from production wells. Many engineers throughout the industry believe that good produced water management is the single most important aspect to extending the life of a producing reservoir.
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Permian Basin: Production Forecasting in Low Permeability Oil Reservoirs
Speaker: W. John Lee, Professor and Cullen Distinguished University Chair, University of Houston, Petroleum Engineering Dept.
Day: Tuesday 17-Apr-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Westlake Club 570 Westlake Park Blvd Houston, Texas 77079
Summary: Forecasting production and estimating reserves with confidence in unconventional resources, particularly shale reservoirs, is a major unsolved problem in the petroleum industry. Many would prefer a rigorous analytical or numerical model to be used as the basis for production forecasting and reserves estimation.
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Digital Energy: Data Mining and Predictive Analytics Transforms Data to Barrels
Speaker: Shawn Shirzadi, Program Manager-Field of the Future, BP
Day: Wednesday 18-Apr-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Courtyard on St James 1885 Saint James Pl Houston, Texas 77056
Summary: BP's Field of the Future Data Analytics program is developing data-driven technologies that complement existing capabilities for reservoir management and operations.
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Westside: Fayetteville Shale Completions: An Operator’s Case History
Speaker: Jennifer Harpel, Completions Lead, Southwestern Energy
Day: Wednesday 18-Apr-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: The WestLake Club - Carriage Room 570 Westlake Park Blvd. Houston, Texas 77079
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Young Professionals: Worldwide Energy Needs and Supplies
Speaker: Admiral Bobby Inman
Day: Wednesday 18-Apr-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: The Rice Hotel 909 Texas Avenue Houston, Texas 77002
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SPE GCS Board of Directors Meeting
Day: Thursday 19-Apr-12 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Location: SPE Houston Office 10777 Westheimer Rd, Suite 1075 Houston, Texas 77042
Please register online or RSVP to Sharon via phone message at (713) 779-9595, ext. 821 so that we may have a proper head count for food.
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D&P Waste: Water Reclamation & Reuse
Speakers: Rick McCurdy & Roland Moreau, Sr, Eng. Advisor & SSH&E Manager, Chesapeake & ExxonMobil Upstream Research
Day: Thursday 19-Apr-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston 800 Bell Street 43rd Floor Houston, Texas 77002
Summary: Join us for the inaugural meeting of the new Drilling & Production Waste Management Study Group, with an expanded focus to cover handling all upstream oil and gas waste streams cost-effectively.
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C&P: Using the Dilution Method for Understanding Cleanup of Fracturing Treatments
Speaker: Rick Gdanski, Production Technologist - Stimulation Fluids, Shell International Exploration and Production Inc.
Day: Wednesday 25-Apr-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Dr Houston, Texas 77060
Summary: It seems intuitive that propped fracture performance should correlate with fluid recovery after a fracturing treatment. Yet, this is often not the case.
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Drilling: Annual Drilling Symposium - Enhancements to Well Control for Offshore and Deepwater Environments
Speakers: John Rogers Smith, P.E., Ph.D.; Alan Clarke, NOV; Jim McKay, BP
Day: Thursday 26-Apr-12 8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston 800 Bell Street, 43rd Floor Houston, Texas 77002
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Reservoir: Field Development Optimization with Subsurface Uncertainties
Speaker: Michael Litvak, Reservoir Engineering Advisor, BP
Day: Thursday 26-Apr-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Courtyard on St James 1885 Saint James Pl Houston, Texas 77056
Summary: We present a general technology for simultaneous optimization of a broad range of field development decisions with subsurface uncertainties. We optimize discrete and continuous decision variables such as the number of production or injection wells.
 
If you are unable to attend this event in person you can register for the webinar.
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Volunteer Opportunities
 
Scout Fair 2012
Day: Saturday 14-Apr-12 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Reliant Arena One Reliant Park Houston, Texas 77054
Summary: SPE GCS Community Services - Boy Scount Committee is seeking volunteers to participate in the Scout Fair 2012 held at the Reliant Arena. Please contact Tracy L. Jones for more information to volunteer today!
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Children's Museum of Houston 2012 Young Inventors Showcase
DaySaturday 19-May-12 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
LocationChildren's Museum of Houston 1500 Binz Houston, TX 77004 
SummaryAnnual Young Inventors' Showcase at the Children's Museum of Houston The Young Inventors' Showcase of Houston encourages the budding inventor in every child by providing a platform for children to share and celebrate their invention ideas.
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SPEI Events
 
SPEI: Fundamentals of Reservoir Description and Modeling with Geostatistics
Speaker: David O. Ogbe, President and senior reservoir engineering advisor, Greatland Solutions
Day: Wednesday 11-Apr-12 8:30 AM to Thursday 12-Apr-12 5:30 PM
Location: SPEI Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Rd. Houston, Texas 77042
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SPEI: Asset Management - Tools, Process, and Practice
Speaker: Alok Jain, Director, Asset Management Solutions
Day: Monday 7-May-12 8:30 AM to Tuesday 8-May-12 5:30 PM
Location: SPEI Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Rd. Houston, Texas 77042
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Events for May 2012
 
Young Professionals: 2-Step Dance Lessons!
Day: Wednesday 9-May-12 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Wild West 6101 Richmond Ave. Houston, Texas 77057
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General Mtg: Shale Gas, Emerging Fundamentals, and Geopolitics
Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Medlock, Baker Fellow Energy & Resource, Baker Institute at Rice University
Day: Thursday 10-May-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Petroleum Club, 43rd floor, ExxonMobil Building 800 Bell St. Houston, Texas 77002
Summary: During the past decade, innovative new techniques involving the use of horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing have resulted in the rapid growth in production of natural gas from shale.
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Reservoir Technology Symposium
Day: Friday 11-May-12 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: HESS Tower 1501 McKinney Houston, Texas 77010
Summary: Come see the latest in Reservoir Engineering topics at this one day symposium hosted by the Reservoir Study Group.
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Permian Basin: LWD Borehole Imaging Enhances Completion Design for More Production & Reduces Risk
Speaker: Mike E Rosenmayer, US Land Business Development Manager LWD & Formation Evaluation, Baker Hughes
Day: Tuesday 15-May-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Westlake Club 570 Westlake Club Houston, Texas 77079
Summary: LWD borehole imaging enables a clear concise 20/20 360 degree view of the borehole structural and sedimentary geology that other services i.e. Gamma Ray imaging and seismic cannot deliver.
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C&P: Characterizing Reservoir Properties using Diagnostic Fracture Injection Testing (DFIT)
Speaker: Dave Cramer, Engineering Fellow, ConocoPhillips
Day: Wednesday 23-May-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Dr Houston, Texas 77060
Summary: Diagnostic fracture injection testing (DFIT) is an efficient way to derive in-situ information in many rock types. With this technique, a modestly-sized hydraulic fracture is created in the target interval (pay zone or bounding interval) and pressure fall-off during the shut in period is analyzed.
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Reservoir: SPE Distinguished Lecturer - Understanding the Roles of Inflow-Control Devices in Optimizing Horizontal Well Performance
Speaker: Ding Zhu, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University
Day: Thursday 24-May-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Courtyard on St James 1885 Saint James Pl Houston, Texas 77056
Summary: The need to produce oil and gas efficiently, economically and in an environmental-friendly manner has promoted the development of long extended reach horizontal and multilateral wells, which enable greater reservoir contact and lower draw-downs to achieve similar rates as conventional wells.
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Articles
 
May 1919 The oilfields of North and West Texas will soon have YMCA accommodations similar to those in the army cantonments, according to the State Secretary of the YMCA. The plan calls for huts to be set up in the oilfields for the convenience and recreation of workers employed in those areas. $$ One of the hottest-selling business machines in oilfield offices is the mimeograph duplicator. (Boomers remember.)... [More Info] 
 

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