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SPEGCS eNewsletter November 2008

SPE-GCS e-Newsletter Sponsored by: GeoSteering LLC Calendar Events for November 2008 Distinguished Lecturer - Hydraulic Fracturing Technologies for Mature O&G Formations Sponsor: Northside Study Group & SPE Distinguished Lecturer Series Speaker's Names: Anthony Martin , Business Development Manager, BJ Services Days: Tue 4-Nov-08 11:30 AM - to - 1:00 PM CDT Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Dr Houston Texas 77060 Summary: Hydraulic fracturing has been described as one of the three most significant technologies to be developed in the upstream oil and gas industry in the last 50 years (the other two being 3D seismic and horizontal wells)... Register | Google Maps | Add to Calendar Data Mining and Analysis Using the Microsoft Office Platform Sponsor: Petro Tech Study Group Speaker's Names: Tyler Chessman, Technology Specialist Microsoft Days: Tue 11-Nov-08 11:30 AM - to - 12:30 PM CDT Location: Marriot …


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. …