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SPE-GCS May e-Newsletter 2008

SPE-GCS e-Newsletter May 2008 SPE-GCS e-Newsletter Sponsored by: PetroSkills PetroSkills: PetroSkills' training programs are directed by industry experts to ensure proven, business relevant, and practical best practice methods. Training that fuels the petroleum industry. Calendar Events for May 2008 PERPETUATING HOUSTON as the ENERGY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD Sponsor: Joint Meeting with MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas Speaker's Names: Lane Sloan, Greater Houston Partnership Days: Thu 8-May-08 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST Location: Petroleum Club, 43 Floor, ExxonMobil Building 800 Bell Street Houston Texas 77002 USA Summary: Houston has deep roots in energy, with almost 50% of its economy driven by the energy sector. The 20th century was dominated by fossil fuels, particularly hydrocarbons after World War II. Hydrocarbons were cheap, making it difficult for... Register | Google Maps | Add to Calendar Barnett Shale Completion Evolution - Utilizing …


Assessment of Forecast Uncertainty in Mature Reservoirs

Subscribe to the video podcast The 2007–08 SPE Distinguished Lecturer Program emphasizes current industry trends, challenges, and technology. Jorge Landa has been chosen as one of the Distinguished Lecturers for this program year.  Jorge Landa is a senior adviser in reservoir engineering with Chevron Energy Technology. His work experience before joining Chevron includes 15 years with Halliburton. Landa earned MS and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from Stanford University and a mechanical engineering degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has written 14 papers in the areas of history matching, uncertainty assessment, well testing and data integration in reservoir characterization. Facing the current challenge of oil industry, modern and efficient reservoir management is necessary. Making the right decision of reservoir development utilizing all available data in a timely manner is the key of successful operation. For mature reservoirs, this requires high …


Then and Now - March 2008

Note: if you are looking for the March 2008 Chairman's Corner article, Look here http://www.spegcs.org/en/art/?700 March 1958 Who were the top 3 refiners in the U.S. in 1957? Shell, Gulf, Texaco? Nope….Standard Oil of New Jersey, Standard Oil of Indiana, and Socony. Drilling permits are approved on the edge of downtown Los Angeles; on the Los Angeles Country Club; adjacent to the 20th Century Fox movie lot; but, alas, not in Hollywood. Plans are announced for the formation of a jointly-owned company that will store and ship liquid methane to Europe. The company will be named Constock and will be jointly owned by Continental Oil and the Chicago Stockyards. (A marriage of two companies accustomed to handling H2S.) For the first time, the field prices for natural gas in all producing areas become available. The average base price ranged from …


SPE-GCS Member Rey Saludares honored as Young Engineer of the Year

Houston Business Journal publishes list of Engineers of the Year including Rey Saludares as the 2008 Young Engineer of the Year.


SPE- GCS in Chronicle Article about Women Engineers

Members of SPE-GCS were featured in a November 11, 2007 article of the Houston Chronicle. The changing profile and roles of women in engineering were highlighted. Read about the article on the web at http://www.chron.com/class/jobs/industries/engineering/7.html Members Rebecca Gallagher, Tracy Jones and others were featured as they talked about the advancement opportunities and successes they have worked towards in engineering. Engineering and energy companies and associations are recruiting more women and women continue to gain leadership roles and give back to the community. Read more at the link above! Congrats ladies!


A fun event to remember – the 24th Annual SPE-GCS Tennis Tournament

The 24th Annual SPE Tennis Tournament took place on the 19th and 20th of October. This year the tournament was held at Houston Racquet Club (HRC), a change of venue from West Side Tennis Club for the past few years. The weather couldn’t be any nicer as the players enjoyed a day and a half of fellowship, networking and plenty of tennis. The food and beverages provided by the Club were excellent.  In addition, there were plenty of snacks (popcorn, apple slices, crackers, etc.) throughout the day. This year there was a real-time video display of court activities in front the club house, which was pretty cool and drew quite a lot of attention. For those who did not make it to the playoff, additional games (hit and grab, scramble fun matches) were held to offer a second chance of self redemption. The Saturday evening …