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Emerging Leaders Program Board Now Accepting Applications

Applications to the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) Board are due April 15, 2007. The ELP was created for the purpose of enhancing the overall membership and effectiveness of the Society by organizing individuals with less than ten years of industry experience together in order to engage them in activities that ultimately support both the Local and International SPE Organizations'' missions and objectives. The ELP is directed by the ELP Board. Applications for the Board are due April 15, 2007, and the application form is posted here: http://www.spegcs.org/en/committees/display.asp?committeeid=25

ELP Board members will be selected based on their leadership abilities and development potential. The ELP holds a number of social, technical and professional development activities throughout the year to provide oil and gas professional with less than ten years of experience an opportunity to network with each other, as well as enhance the various skill sets specifically of interest to this peer group.


 

Calendar Events for April 2007


Annual Emerging Engineers Conference

Sponsor: Emerging Leaders Program
Day:Tue 3-Apr-07 8:00 AM - Wed 4-Apr-07 12:30 PM CDT
Location: ExxonMobil Building 800 Bell Street Houston TX 77002 USA
Summary: Mark your calendars for the Gulf Coast Emerging Leaders Program’s third annual Emerging Engineers Conference. The conference will be held April 3rd through April 4th at the ExxonMobil Bell Street Conference Center located in downtown Houston, Texas. This two day event is meant to provide a forum for...
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6th Annual Drilling Symposium - Maximizing Drilling Performance

Sponsor: Drilling Study Group
Speaker''s Names: Joe Billingsley, Brian Christen, Christine Guerrero, Dr. Catalin Ivan, Ken Malloy, Mark Morgan, Dr. Leon Robinson
Day:Thu 5-Apr-07 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM CDT
Location: Houston Petroleum Club 800 Bell St Houston TX 77002 USA
Summary: Joe Billingsley – Efficient Cuttings Transport in Horizontal and Highly Deviated Holes Brian Christen - Drillstring Optimization Christine Guerrero – Optimizing Bit Performance Dr. Catalin Ivan – Proper Well Planning to Minimize Hole Problems and NPT Ken Malloy - Managed Pressure Drilling Mark Morgan – Importance of...
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Environmental and Design Challenges in an Arctic Environment for Production Facility (Offshore Sakhalin Deepwater)
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Dr. Nagan Srinivasan, PE Offshore Platform Design Engineering Manager NOV
Day: Tue 10-Apr-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Houston TX 77060
Summary: The Arctic Ocean has the potential to produce oil and gas economically. Although it is a challenging environment, fields could be developed to produce hydrocarbons economically. Russia’s Sakhalin field is one of the most important field discoveries that can help in preparing the oil and gas industry for the...
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SPE 2007 Digital Energy Conference & Exhibition
Sponsor: Digital Energy Study Group
Day: Wed 11-Apr-07 7:30 AM - Thu 12-Apr-07 1:30 PM CDT
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center – Hall G 1001 Avenida de las Americas Houston TX 77010 USA
Summary: The seventh annual Digital Energy Conference and Exhibition will be held 11 – 12 April 2007 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. This symposium will target digital technology as an enabler of intelligent processes, improved decision making, and enhanced value within the Oil & Gas industry...
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Top to Bottom--Facilities for the New Frontier--The Ultra-Deep and the Arctic
Sponsor: Projects, Facilities and Construction Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Wayne Mueller Senior Project Manager Alliance Wood Group Engineering
Day: Thu 12-Apr-07 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT
Location: Houston Marriott Westchase 2900 Briarpark Drive Houston Tx 77042 USA
Summary: The New Frontiers–the Ultra-deep and the Arctic–present complex exploration and developmental challenges for engineers. There are Ultra-deepwater wells and there are Arctic wells. But there are only 22 Ultra-deepwater wells above the Arctic Circle–all DSDP and ODP stratigraphic tests drilled between 1974 and 1995. Now there’s a...
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2007 SPE-GCS Golf Tournament
Sponsor: Golf Committee
Day: Mon 16-Apr-07 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT
Location: Two Locations - Deerwood Country Club & Kingwood Country Club 1717 Forest Garden Drive & 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail Kingwood TX 77345 & 77339

Summary: Raise scholarship money for students preparing to enter university engineering fields of study. The Gulf Coast Section Golf Tournament is one of the largest contributors to the Section''s scholarship program for students in our surrounding community...
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West Texas - Barnett Shale Symposium
Sponsor: Permian Basin and Westside Study Groups
Speaker''s Name: Various
Day: Tue 17-Apr-07 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM CDT
Location: The WestLake Club 570 WestLake Park Blvd Houston Texas 77079 USA
Summary: Barnett Shale - Woodford Shale Play of the Delaware Basin - Is It Another Giant Gas Field in Texas? Robert M. Cluff, President, The Discovery Group, Inc. One Independent’s Recent Experience in the West Texas Barnett Shale Gas Play, Reeves County, Texas Doug Dietrich, Engineering Manager, J. Cleo Thompson...
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The Central Pontoon Semi-Submersible--An Alternative for Deepwater Developments
Sponsor: Projects, Facilities and Construction Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Andrew Kyriakides Project Manager MODEC International
Day: Tue 17-Apr-07 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: OMNI Houston Westside 13210 Katy Freeway Houston TX 77079 USA Phone: (281) 558-8338
Summary: StudyThe Central Pontoon (CP) Semi is an efficient production facility for the viable development of deep and ultra deep fields. It consists of an octagonal continuous central pontoon structure and four radially oriented columns outboard of the pontoons. The radial orientation of the...
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Oil Patch Orientation
Sponsor: Continuing Education Committee
Speaker''s Names: John Farina, Ron Hinn, Susan Howes
Day: Wed 18-Apr-07 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM CDT
Location: Wyndham Greenspoint Hotel 12400 Greenspoint Drive Houston Texas 77060 USA
Summary: Outline: * Introduction/Outline of the Day * The Economics & Future of the Petroleum Industry * Theory of the Origins of Hydrocarbons * Reservoir Parameters (eg: Porosity/Permeability) * Geology of Petroleum & Geophysics * Drilling Basics * Well Logging * Well Completions * Reservoir Drive Mechanisms...
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SPE GCS Board of Directors Meeting
Sponsor: GCS Board of Directors
Day: Thu 19-Apr-07 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM CDT
Location: SPE Houston Office 10777 Westheimer Road, Suite 335 Houston TX 77042
Summary: The Gulf Coast Section will hold its monthly Board of Directors meeting from 7:30 am to 10:30 am. Please register so that we may have a proper head count for breakfast goodies...
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ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE TROPICAL TERRORIST
Sponsor: Completion & Production Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Lewis FIncher Vise President Hurricane Consulting, Inc.
Day: Thu 19-Apr-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Houston Texas 77060 US
Summary: Over the years since even in time before this country was founded, tropical cyclones have caused more death and destruction than any known terrorist attack on our nation’s shores. Since 2001 and the attack on September11 of that year, the nation has focused so much energy and funding to protect its citizens from...
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The Seizure of Yukos and What It Means About the Rule of Law in Russia
Sponsor: Emerging Leaders Program
Speaker''s Name: Bruce Misamore Former Chief Financial Officer of YUKOS Oil

Day: Wed 25-Apr-07 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
Location: Federal Reserve Bank - The Brazos Room 1801 Allen Pkwy Houston Texas 77019
Summary: The sale of the main production unit of the Russian oil company YUKOS in 2004 marked a climax in the dispute between the company and the Russian government. It shook investor confidence in Russia and called into question the rule of law and the security of private property. The following year...
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2007 Electrical Submersible Pump Workshop
Sponsor: ESP Workshop
Day: Wed 25-Apr-07 8:00 AM - Fri 27-Apr-07 12:30 PM CDT
Location: Woodlands Waterway Marriot 1601 Lake Robbins Drive The Woodlands Texas 77380 USA
Summary: SESSION I – Alternate Deployed and Specialty Applications CO-CHAIRS Noel Putscher / Ralph Harding 8:30 Keynote Speaker: Frank Komin, President and General Manager, Thums Long Beach Co 9:30 The World’s First Wireline Retrievable ESP System Neil Griffiths, Vishal Gahlot, Steve Sakamoto...
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DEVELOPMENT of the FRADE FIELD, OFFSHORE DEEPWATER BRAZIL, NORTHERN CAMPOS BASIN
Sponsor: JOINT MEETING WITH THE HOUSTON GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Speaker''s Name: MICHAEL A. MILEO FRADE Project Manager CHEVRON Corporation

Day: Wed 25-Apr-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Petroleum Club, 43 Floor, EXXON Bldg 800 Bell Street Houston Texas 77002
Summary: The Frade project is Chevron’s recently announced deepwater heavy-oil development project requiring a capital investment of approximately $2.5B. The sanctioning of the Frade project marks a major milestone in an effort that began in 1997 when Brazil opened up its oil and gas reserves to foreign...
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Waterflooding Surveillance and Monitoring: Putting Principles into Practice
Sponsor: Reservoir Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Martin Tarrado Senior Reservoir Engineer Chevron
Day: Thu 26-Apr-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: The Courtyard on St James 1885 St James Place Houston TX 77056 USA
Summary: This paper illustrates how practical application of surveillance and monitoring principles are keys to understanding reservoir performance and identifying opportunities that will improve ultimate oil recovery. Implementation of various principles recommended by industry experts is presented using examples from fields currently in...
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Offshore Technology Conference 07
Sponsor: GCS Board of Directors
Day: Mon 30-Apr-07 7:30 AM - Thu 3-May-07 1:45 PM CDT
Location: Reliant Center One Reliant Center Houston Texas 77054 USA
Summary: The 2007 Offshore Technology Conference, OTC .07, will be held 30 April to 3 May at Reliant Center in Houston, Texas, USA. Founded in 1969, OTC is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production and environmental protection. Attendance at...
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Future Events


Using Novel Intervention Systems to Make Informed Decisions to Optimize Wellbore Interventions
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker''s Names: Marianne Stavland Smart Intervention Systems Business Development Manager Baker Oil Tools
Days: Tue 8-May-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Houston TX 77060
Summary: One of the most frustrating and costly aspects of any well bore intervention operation - regardless of whether it is fishing, milling, cutting or a casing exit job - is when little or no progress is made during a trip in the well and tools are returned to surface showing no visible signs of performing work. Conversely, but...
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Reservoir Simulation for Practical Decision Making
Sponsor: Reservoir Study Group
Speaker''s Names: Dean Rietz Managing Senoir Vice President Ryder Scottt
Days: Wed 9-May-07 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
Location: Microsoft 200 West Sam Houston Parkway South, Suite 350 Houston Texas 77042 USA
Summary: Dean Rietz, Managing Senior Vice President at Ryder Scott Company, has approximately 22 years of diverse experience in evaluating oil and gas properties including more than 18 years applying numerical modeling approaches to these evaluations. He manages the Ryder...
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Ethics in Engineering
Sponsor: Continuing Education Committee
Speaker''s Names: Dr. Larry Brown Consultant
Days: Tue 15-May-07 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CDT
Location: Petroleum Club 800 Bell Street Houston TX
Summary: This presentation on engineering ethics fulfills the continuing education requirements of various state boards of professional engineering registration. It offers a review of engineering codes of ethics prepared by state boards and professional societies. Case studies and situational illustrations will...
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Articles/Miscellaneous


Chairman''s Corner
One of the most successful, long-running programs hosted by the Gulf Coast Section is the Oil Patch Orientation Course, which gives a quick introduction to the oil and gas business for people with limited or no petroleum background. The course was available as early as the mid-70s, and in fact, I taught portions of it...

Then and Now
April 1957 After listing at an 8 degree angle for two days, one of the largest and most expensive offshore drilling rigs, Glasscock Drilling’s “Mr. Gus,” capsizes in 40 ft of water in the GOM. The rig that had drilled 13 offshore wells in record-setting water depths and record-setting...

President’s Award for Excellence—8th in a Row!
Congratulations! For the eighth year in a row, SPE selected the Gulf Coast Section to receive the 2006 SPE President''s Award for Section Excellence. This prestigious award recognizes SPE sections whose...

Opt-In to Receive E-Mail Alerts from Specific Study Groups or Committees
You can now quickly and easily subscribe to a specific study group or committee to receive e-mail information concerning that group’s special events or meetings. Simply logon or register (if you haven’t already) to the SPE GCS Web site...

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