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Calendar Events for December 2006


Shell''s Early Experiences with Re-Development Programs in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Sponsor: Drilling Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Lance Cook Drilling Engineering Manager Shell Americas
Day:Thu 7-Dec-06 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Houston Petroleum Club 800 Bell St. - Suite 4300 Houston TX 77002 USA
Summary: Well construction problems caused by large pressure depletions in Shell''s prolific Deepwater fields are much more severe than even the most problematic situations encountered during redevelopment of GOM shelf or...
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Tight Gas Reservoir Characterization by Injection/Fall-off Testing

Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Michael W. Conway, Ph.D. President STIM-LAB
Day:Tue 12-Dec-06 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Drive Houston TX 77060
Summary: Multi-zone completions in Tight Gas Reservoirs seriously challenge all conventional attempts to understand the zone-by-zone flow properties. Core calibrated log analysis identifies matrix reservoir properties and...
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EXXON-EOG-TODAY (A JOINT MEETING WITH THE HOUSTON CHAPTER OF THE API)
Sponsor: Houston Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute
Speaker''s Name: Forrest Hoglund Chairman Forest Oil Corp.
Day: Tue 12-Dec-06 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Petroleum Club, 43 floor, EXXON Building 800 Bell Street Houston Texas 77070 USA
Summary: Forrest Hoglund is Chairman and CEO of SeaOne Maritime Corporation, a new company that transports liquefied, compressed natural gas. Forrest also serves as Chairman of Forest Oil in Denver. Forrest is the...
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The Application of Flux-Based Sand Control Guidelines to the Na Kika Deepwater Fields
Sponsor: Westside Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Richard Keck Completions Technology Program Leader BP America
Day: Wed 13-Dec-06 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: The WestLake Club 570 WestLake Park Blvd. Houston Texas 77079
Summary: This presentation will demonstrate how the BP flux guidelines have been used to develop off-take guidelines for the Na Kika deepwater fields in the Gulf of Mexico. These guidelines, which give the maximum safe...
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SPE GCS Board of Directors Meeting
Sponsor: GCS Board of Directors
Day: Thu 14-Dec-06 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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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Future Events


Formation Testing in the Dynamic Drilling Environment
Sponsor: Drilling Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Mark A. Proett Senior Scientific Advisor Halliburton Energy Services
Day: Wed 10-Jan-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Drive Houston TX 77060-2197 USA
Summary: Formation testing objectives have changed little since their introduction in the early 1950''s. A formation test is used to determine the formation pressure, obtain fluid samples, estimate formation rock...
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Disaster Recovery Third Workshop
Sponsor: Digital Energy
Day: Tue 16-Jan-07 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM CST
Location: Occidental 5 Greenway Plaza Houston TX 77027-7570 USA
Summary: The purpose of this Working Group is to develop “Best Practices” as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Key members of the industry will come together to share case studies, discuss challenges and develop strategic...
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Standardization of Subsea Hardware for Deepwater Projects
Sponsor: Projects, Facilities and Construction Study Group
Speaker''s Name: David La Caze Technical Authority for Subsea Shell International Exploration and Production
Day: Tue 23-Jan-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: OMNI West Side 13210 Katy Freeway Houston TX 77079
Summary: From 1998 to present, Shell has executed 15 projects (with 4 second phases) in the Gulf of Mexico by consistently using standard hardware components. Shell has also managed to apply continuous improvements and...
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Can You Hear Me Now - Communicating Across the Generation Gap
Sponsor: Career Management/Texas Society of Professional Engineers
Day: Wed 31-Jan-07 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CST
Location: HESS Club (Houston Engineering & Science Society) 5430 Westheimer Road at Westheimer Way Houston TX USA
Summary: Engineering societies and businesses need regular infusions of young blood to survive and thrive.  Yet, these groups sometimes fail to attract or keep younger engineers.  Young and old say they have trouble talking to one another, not only at...
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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 6:00 PM CST
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 ...
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Articles/Miscellaneous

Then and Now - December 2006
For the first time, an analog computer will be used to automatically compute refinery process data such as pressure, temperature, flow rate, etc. and alert operators of any deviations from normal operating conditions. Will it be located in...

SPEI Officer Nominations Being Accepted
December 15 is the due date for nominations for 2009 President, At-Large Director, five regional directors, and two technical directors including Central & Southeastern North America Region Director...

Houston SPE Auxilary Honors Sharon Rankin With Life Membership
When Sharon Rankin joined the Houston Society of Petroleum Engineers Auxiliary in 1990, they got lucky, because did not just sit back and enjoy the fruits of the labor of others. In 1992-93, she took a special interest in...

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...

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