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Ronald Harrell - Distinguished Lecturer Series - Podcast

PETROLEUM RESERVES ESTIMATES - WHERE WE HAVE BEEN, WHERE WE ARE, AND WHERE WE APPEAR TO BE HEADED. Global events from Baghdad to Beijing and from The Hague to Houston over the recent past have ignited worldwide interest on oil and gas reserves. This renewed, expanded attention has clearly illustrated that the term “reserves” is widely misunderstood and abused – sometimes by individuals and/or organizations that should know better. This presentation clarifies what the term “oil and gas reserves”


Chairman's Corner November 2007

I want your story. Read on and I will tell you why. Many of you may have recently watched all or partof Ken Burns’ new 15-hour documentary on PBS about World War II (The War). The format of this excellent program was similar to his previous projects including The Civil War, Baseball, and Lewis & Clark. What make these programs so compelling are the personal stories and first-person accounts of both the famous and the front-line individuals who played large or small parts in the subject covered. It is the stories of the ordinary men and women that have the most effect in making the events real to the viewer. In my day job, I am fortunate to meet many small E&P company owners and engineers as we review projects. Most of these folks have been in our business for …


SPE-GCS e-Newsletter November 2007

Crowley Maritime Corporation Providing solutions to energy exploration and production challenges with ocean towing and transportation, upstream logistics, shorebase services, marine engineering, offshore construction support, ESQA and more. Visit www.crowley.com Calendar Events for November 2007 Texas Tech University Petroleum Engineering Reception Sponsor: Texas Tech University College of Engineering Speaker's Names: Michael Williams Chairman TX Railroad Commission Days: Th 1-Nov-07 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Location: Petroleum Club, 800 Bell St, #4300 Houston TX 77002 USA Summary: As one of the largest petroleum engineering programs in the nation, Texas Tech University College of Engineering will share its vision to address the oil and gas industry’s manpower and workforce demands. While this is not a fundraising event, the need for private support will be addressed... Google Maps | Add to Calendar 2007 High School Recruiting: Opportunities For The Future Sponsor: SPE-GCS …


Then and Now - November 2007

November 1957 After an average 5.9% raise, annual salaries for all U.S. engineering disciplines now range between $5,400 and $13,100. (Annual salaries have increased 10-20 fold, but the annual raises have remained about the same.) Keeping with statistics, the average service station (Remember them?) in 1956-57 generated $89,265 in revenue, and the average service station operator earned $6,606 per annum. Not content to have their Sputnik satellite sailing over our heads, the Russians now claim to have developed a superfuel not based on oil. (I’m guessing it's vodka related.) Navy threatens to sue the state of California, city of Long Beach, and private oil men over the subsidence damages to the Long Beach naval base resulting from oil withdrawals. They cite as a precedent the successful Goose Creek (near Galveston) subsidence law suit. East Texas crude oil - $3.25/bbl; U.S. …


Innovation in the Oil Field -- YOU can do it! - Podcast Video

Innovation in the Oil Field -- YOU can do it! - Podcast


SPE-GCS e-Newsletter October 2007

Crowley Maritime Corporation Providing solutions to energy exploration and production challenges with ocean towing and transportation, upstream logistics, shorebase services, marine engineering, offshore construction support, ESQA and more. Visit www.crowley.com Calendar Events for October 2007 Jack Well Test Opens Door to Lower Tertiary Reservoir Sponsor: Northside Study Group Speaker's Names: Corey Aures, Project Manager - Testing & Completions Schlumberger Days: Tue 9-Oct-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT Location: Greenspoint Club, 16925 Northchase, Houston TX 77060 USA Summary: While multiple penetrations of the Lower Tertiary / Wilcox Formation had been achieved, its commercial potential remained in question. The Chevron Jack Well Test, executed during the summer of 2006 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, helped more clearly define the magnitude of this reservoir... Register | Google Maps | Add to Calendar Texas A&M University Student SPE Chapter Meeting - Women …


Seventh Colloquium on Petroleum Engineering Education

Sponsorships are being solicited for the Seventh Colloquium on Petroleum Engineering Education. The CPEE will be conveniently located in the Houston area for Gulf Coast Section members who are interested in attending. The CPEE will be held at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center, on January 7-10, 2008.  The CPEE is convened by SPE and the Association of Heads of US Petroleum Engineering Schools. Important issues for the industry as it strives to obtain the high-quality professionals needed to conquer tomorrow’s technical and social challenges will be discussed. Typical attendees at this event include petroleum engineering faculty, engineers who are members of industry advisory boards to petroleum engineering departments, chief engineers and managers charged with recruiting and retaining talent, HR representatives with responsibility for learning and organizational development, and government representatives. Keynote speakers include: Lane Sloan – Co-Author, “Terra Incognita: A Navigation Aide …


Then and Now - October 2007

October 1957 How big are oil tankers getting these days? Bethlehem Steel is building a supertanker for Onassis Interests (Remember… Jackie’s second husband?) that will be larger in total tonnage than the entire 132-ship Spanish Armada. Studebaker-Packard reports plans to enter the economy car market by introducing the German-built “Gogomobile”, which will get 38 to 48 miles per gallon out of a 17 hp rear-mounted, two-stroke engine. (My riding mower has more hp than that!) Russia puts the first unmanned space satellite (Sputnik) into orbit. (How many of you baby boomers can remember where you were when that announcement was made?) The first successful oil producing well on the Alaskan Kenai Peninsula is completed by Richfield (Remember them…the “R” in ARCO?) East Texas crude oil - $3.25/bbl; U.S. active rig count – 2,488 October 1982 The U.S.S.R. reports a record …


Chairman's Corner October 2007

Enhancing the image of our industry and our profession is an important, but less visible, component of the Gulf Coast Section’s mission statement and strategic plan. Although the Gulf Coast Section cannot, and should not, try to build an expensive, media-driven public-relations campaign for our industry, each of us can affect one individual at a time. This is why we have adopted “Ambassadorship” as the theme for the 2007–08 program year.


The Quest for Future Engineers: November High School Recruiting Fairs

In search for the next generation of petroleum engineers, our SPE Gulf Coast Section holds annual high school recruiting fairs in Houston and throughout the Gulf Coast Section area. Each recruiting fair is two hours long and held at different high schools. This year the recruiting fairs have been scheduled for the week of November 5–9 at the following high schools: Oak Ridge, Fort Bend Baptist Academy, Cinco Ranch, Carver, and Washington. At these fairs, we provide information to high school students about petroleum engineering, colleges, and SPE scholarships and internships. We are seeking volunteers to give ten-minute talks about recent graduate perspectives (five years or less of industry experience), industry leader perspectives, the SPE Scholarship Program, and internship availabilities. Your commitment is only for one recruiting fair at your most convenient location. We also need sponsors to provide give-aways …