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SPE-GCS e-Newsletter March 2015 Part 1

  March 2015 Events   Sponsors SPE Digital Energy Conference and Exhibition 2015 Location: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott HotelDate: March 3-5, 2015Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. SPE R&D Study Group – Big Data and the Process of Everything Location: Norris Westchase CenterDate: March 5, 2015Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Speaker: Dr. Setrag Khoshafian HSSE-SR: 2015 HSE Student Invitational Location: Norris Westchase CenterDate: March 6, 2015Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Panelists: C.R. (Charlie) Williams, Dr. Malick Diara, George E. King SPE-GCS YP – Plant Dunes in Galveston with Artist Boat Habitat & Stewardship Location: Galveston Island - West EndDate: March 7, 2015Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Northside - Displacement Efficiency in Cement Job Demystified Location: Greenspoint ClubDate: March 10, 2015Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Speaker: Gefei Liu Drilling: Building Drilling Efficiencies to Avoid Hazards through Real Time Analytics Location: Greenspoint ClubDate: March 11, 2015Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Speaker: Patrick L. York General Mtg: Has Unconventional become Conventional? Location: Petroleum Club (New …


SPE-GCS e-Newsletter March 2015 Part 2

  March 2015 Events   Sponsors YP and Lotus Joint Community Service Event Location: 1910 Napoleon St.Date: March 14, 2015Time: 10:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. YP Professional Event Luncheon - Dealing with Volatility Location: The 43rd Restaurant & LoungeDate: March 17, 2015Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Speaker: Bill Arnold Westside: Effect of Dynamic Active Fracture Interaction on Completion and Fracturing Practices Location: Norris Westchase CenterDate: March 18, 2015Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Speaker: Ali Daneshy Digital Energy: Kuwait Oil Company's Integrated Digital Oilfield Projects Overview, Value Generated and Trends Location: Norris Westchase CenterDate: March 18, 2015Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Speaker: Dr. Hatem Nasr C&P: SPE 2014-15 Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Xiao-Hui Wu: How to Predict Reservoir Performance with Subsurface Uncertainty at Multiple Scales Location: Greenspoint ClubDate: March 18, 2015Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Speaker: Xiao-Hui Wu, Ph.D. SPE-GCS Board of Directors Meeting Location: SPE Houston OfficeDate: March 19, 2015Time: 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. WWM SG: Using Pre-Drill …


SPE-GCS e-Newsletter July 2015 Part 1

  July 2015 Events   Sponsors SPE-GCS YP Volunteering at the Beacon Location: The Beacon - John S. Dunn Outreach CenterDate: July 12, 2015Time: 10:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. PFC: Ethics: What You Need to Know about Investigations Affecting Operations in the Oil and Gas Industry Location: Hilton WestchaseDate: July 14, 2015Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Speaker: Tracy LeRoy and David Denton, Jr.  YP Professional Event Luncheon - Fracturing Treatments in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs Location: Petroleum ClubDate: July 15, 2015Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Speaker: Dave Cramer SPE-GCS Board of Directors Meeting Location: SPE Houston OfficeDate: July 16, 2015Time: 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Roughneck Camp 2015 Location: University of Houston Hilton HotelDate: July 23, 2015Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.         Value Navigator is engineering and reserves software used by over 300 leading E&P companies. Download our guide: 17 Ways to Engineer Your Way Out of a Downturn.       …


SPE-GCS e-Newsletter January 2015 Part 2

  January 2015 Events   Sponsors RPSEA Metocean TAC Location: Chevron, 1400 Smith Street, Room 15094Date: January 22, 2015Summary: RPSEA Ultra-DeepWater Metocean Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)'s goal is to study effects of changing weather patterns on hurricane severity, operational 3D forecast modeling capable of simulating the loop/eddies and modeling for strong near-bottom currents. TAC are open to the public at no cost ... RPSEA Floating Facilities and Risers & Systems Engineering TAC Location: Greater Ford Bend Economic Development Council Board Room Date: January 22, 2015Summary: RPSEA Ultra-DeepWater Floating Facilities and Risers & Systems Engineering Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)'s goal is to further technology and fill gaps related to deepwater floating systems and their associated moorings and risers. TAC are open to the public at no cost ... SPEI: SPE FTS Luncheon Presentation - Correlating Flow Regimes and Fluid Properties with Corrosion in Pipelines Location: Norris Conference Center, CityCenterDate: January …


SPE-GCS e-Newsletter August 2014

  Sponsors   Pegasus Vertex, Inc. | Drilling Software – Sophisticated Yet Simple Torque and Drag, Hydraulics, Mud Reporting, Surge and Swab, Cementing, Centralizer Placement, Casing Wear, and more. http://www.pvisoftware.com August 2014 Events SPE YP - Volunteering at the Beacon Location: Petroleum Club, 43rd Floor, ExxonMobil BuildingDate: August 3, 2014Summary: Please join SPE-GCS Young Professionals in their support of The Beacon, a nonprofit organization helping the poor and homeless populations of the Houston area. Since opening in 2007, the Beacon ... PF&C Summer Lecture Series - Session VI: "BuoyantTower" Location: Wood Group Mustang - Opus BuildingDate: August 6, 2014Summary: Session VI of the Summer Series on “Floating Production Systems” presents the similarities and differences between Spars and the BuoyantTowerTM and how each design met the challenges and delivered solutions to ... YP Professional Event Luncheon - Knowledge Is Not Enough: How to Communicate About Science and Technology Location: The …


SPE-GCS eNewsletter June 2014

    SPE-GCS E-Newsletter Sponsors   Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. provides innovative technologies from upstream through downstream. For more information, visit fracline.com or momentive.com/oilfield. June 2014 events RPSEA UDW Flow Assurance Spring TAC Meeting Date: June 3, 2014Summary: RPSEA's Ultra-Deepwater Technical Advisory Committees (TAC) focus on a particular ultra-deepwater technology area. The role of the TACs, with representation from subject matter experts who study and apply ultra-deepwater technologies ... RPSEA UDW Subsea Systems Spring TAC Meeting Date: June 3, 2014Summary: RPSEA's Ultra-Deepwater Technical Advisory Committees (TAC) focus on a particular ultra-deepwater technology area. The role of the TACs, with representation from subject matter experts who study and apply ultra-deepwater technologies ... Young Professionals Board Meeting Date: June 3, 2014   RPSEA UDW Drilling, Completions and Interventions Spring TAC Meeting Date: June 4, 2014Summary: RPSEA's Ultra-Deepwater Technical Advisory Committees (TAC) focus on a particular …


SPE-GCS eNewsletter July 2014

    SPE-GCS E-Newsletter Sponsors   MicroSeismic, Inc. is an oilfield services company providing completions evaluation services in 17 countries. Founded in 2003, MicroSeismic is the leading provider More... July 2014 events PF&C Summer Lecture Series - Session I : "Floating Production System Host Selection" Date: July 2, 2014Summary: Session I of the Summer Series on “Floating Production Systems” is sponsored by GATE, Inc. and presents an operator’s view on key drivers for floating production systems concept selection.  Technical aspects ... PF&C Summer Lecture Series: “What Have We Learned About Host Selection in Deepwater GoM After 20 Years of Being Off the Shelf?" Date: July 2, 2014Summary: The Project, Facilities and Construction Study Group is pleased to announce our Summer Series for 2014. The series of lectures will focus on “Floating Production Systems” and the challenges our ... Young Professionals Board Meeting Date: …


SPE-GCS eNewsletter May 2014

    SPE-GCS E-Newsletter Sponsors   TIW provides custom-engineered Liner Hangers, Expandable Liners Systems, Completion Packers, Safety & Kelly Valves, Window Cutting Products and Service Tools for the global oil & gas industry. www.tiwtools.com May 2014 events R&D Study Group – R&D and Technology Development Young Professionals Panel Discussion Date: May 1, 2014Summary: Provide a forum for open discussion about career paths, skills and other topics of interest to SPE Young Professionals in R&D and technology/product development. The panel will consist of 4 people. We ... SPE YP - Volunteering at the Beacon Date: May 3, 2014Summary: Please join SPE-GCS Young Professionals in their support of The Beacon, a nonprofit organization helping the poor and homeless populations of the Houston area. Since opening in 2007, the Beacon ... 2014 Offshore Technology Conference Date: May 5, 2014Summary: Join us at Reliant Park in Houston for the …


SPE-GCS eNewsletter April 2013

SPE-GCS eNewsletter Sponsor VAM Drilling is part of the Vallourec Group a world leader in premium tubular solutions primarily serving the energy markets... Learn More April 2013 events SPEI - Horizontal Well Completions SPEI Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Road Houston, Texas 77042 April 4, 2013 8:30 AM Speaker Aaron Burton 1-day course develops strategies for completing horizontal wells.It covers both consolidated and unconsolidated formations and the completions tools and techniques that are used in these applications... SPE GCS R&D Study Group - April Lunch Meeting Norris Center - Westchase 9990 Richmond Avenue - Suite 102 Houston, Texas 77042 April 4, 2013 11:30 AM Speaker Dr. Greg Kusinski DeepStar® – Collaborative technology development that focuses on deepwater and ultra-deepwater asset driven technology needs Northside: Increasing Ultimate Recoveries by Revisiting Gulf of Mexico Oil Fields Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Houston, TX …


Then & Now - April 2013

 April 1963 Interesting comments by Carl E. Reistle, the president of Humble Oil, in a recent interview in answer to the question, “What will qualify Humble engineers for advancement in the future?”… 1) moral integrity, 2) an inquisitive mind, 3) the ability to communicate with others, 4) a desire to accomplish things without asking, “What’s in it for me?” 5) enjoying his work, and 6) good judgment…Not a bad list!  $$  A 6-months-long fight by Pan American Petroleum to control a subsurface blowout in Terrebonne Bay, South Louisiana ends in success by drilling a directional relief well and pumping bay water, acid, and mud into the producing sands.  $$  The federal government decides to revive its previous barter plan in which surplus U.S. agricultural products would be swapped for oil products abroad for use by the military, with the intended …