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Then and Now - January 2005

The Rest of the Yarn Born in Kansas in 1886, this industry pioneer had already discovered the greatest oil well the world had yet seen by age 24. Prior to his college graduation, he had taken a job with Mexican Eagle Oil Co. and mapped the area later called the "Golden Lane." In 1910 he picked the location for the Portrero del Llano #4 well in Veracruz, which produced about 140 million barrels of oil. As chief geologist for Mexican Eagle, he also located the discovery well of the 1.2-billion-barrel Los Naranjos Field. In 1919, he formed Amerada Petroleum Corp. Under his control, the company became a world leader in reflection seismic. He completed the first successful torsion balance survey in the U.S. and is credited with the first geophysical discovery of a producing oil field in the U.S. He …


Then and Now - December 2004

December 1954 What is the most active area for drilling in the U.S. in December of 1954? Would you believe Garvin and Grady Counties in Oklahoma, with 114 active rotaries? Armed with better geology and a new tool – fracturing – the industry is taking another look at prospects it passed up 16 years ago. Springer sand production is the sparkplug that has fired the play. The last holdout operator fighting against SACROC unitization in West Texas finally sells his interest in the huge field. Fort Worth icon W.A. Moncrief and his associates – including Bing Crosby and Bob Hope – walk away with $21,000,000 for their properties. The buyer is Ponies Oil Co., which subsequently agreed to the unitization.What is believed to be the largest and fastest electronic digital computer in the oil industry is currently being installed in …


2004-2007 Long Range Plan

All organizations need a good plan, and every three years in the SPE-GCS we develop a new Long Range Plan.  The SPE-GCS published its 2004-2007 Long Range Plan (LRP) in May of 2004, so by now our 13 study groups and 19 committees are six months into the implementation of this three-year strategic vision.  As an SPE member, it’s likely that you’re interested in how these plans are developed.  If you’re involved in strategic planning for your employer, you’ll find that the Gulf Coast Section has some world-class best practices in planning that you may want to incorporate into your own planning processes at work. These members served on the Long Range Plan committee: James Pappas (LRP Chair), Bryant Mueller (LRP Vice Chair), Kim Dollens, Larry Foster, Tami Joslin, Kevin McMillin, and Art Schroeder. The committee met with key SPE …


SPE-GCS e-newsletter - December 2004

SPE-GCS e-Newsletter Sponsored by: Fircroft With over 34 years of experience, Fircroft has built up an impressive portfolio of blue chip clients, supplying the Oil and Gas industry with skilled personnel. For more information on our locations and current key positions, please visit www.fircroft.co.uk SPE-GCS Board of Directors Adopt a Family SPE-GCS Board of Directors is spreading the spirit of Christmas 2004 » Learn More Events for December 2004 Holiday SocialSponsor: Safety & EnvironmentDay: 12/3/2004 6:00 PMLocation: Braeburn Country Club, 8101 Bissonet, Houston, TX  77074   Summary: This is a holiday social for all SPE members organized by the Safety & Environment study group. Please bring your spouses/partners. Dress code for the event is business casual. There will be a cash bar. Music and entertainment will be provided.Deep Gas Well Stimulation Workshop Sponsor: PTTC Texas Region Speaker''s Name : Pinnacle …


Training Marketplace Launched

SPE recently established a new online resource for locating and listing E&P training courses—the Training Marketplace. This service provides a single source for finding both technical courses and professional development training aimed at oil and gas professionals.


SPE-GCS High School Recruiting Fairs

High school students, their parents, teachers and counselors are invited to learn more about careers in the energy industry at 5 recruiting fairs being held at schools around the Houston area the week of November 15.


SPE-GCS e-newsletter - October 2004

SPE-GCS Newsletter Sponsored by:   Sperry-Sun offers a variety of new services aimed at addressing and evolving the new collaborative multi-disciplined workflows being adopted by our customers with the goal of improving their exploration and production performance http://www.halliburton.com/esg/sd1319.jsp SPE-GCS e-NewsletterWelcome to the Society of Petroleum Engineers - Gulf Coast Section electronic newsletter, provided as a service to SPE-GCS members.If you would like to be removed from this mailing list please reply to this email with the word "REMOVE" in the subject line. Events for 10/2004 Oil Patch OrientationSponsor:SPE Continuing Education CommitteeSpeaker''s Name: Myra Dria, Randy Woods, Regina EcoDay: 10/5/2004 8:30 AMLocation: Westchase Hilton, 9999 WestheimerSummary: This seminar is the most popular SPE program. The course is designed as a nontechnical, audio-visual guided tour through the oil patch, illustrating the basic equipment and techniques used in the discovery, development and production …


Recruiting Engineers for Tomorrow

Have you seen recent front page headlines such as “Science seen as slipping in U.S.?” Do you wonder what you, as an SPE member, can do to recruit bright talent to join our industry? The recruitment battle is being waged on many fronts at SPE.


Then and Now - October 2004

Relevant events of October from the years past


Gulf Coast Section Appointments to 2005 Standing Committees

Gulf Coast Section Appointments to 2005 Standing Committees