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Calendar Events for February 2007


Research & Innovation in Subsea Technology - Making Frontier Development Possible

Sponsor: General Meeting Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Dr. Peter Breese Global Technical Director Vetco-Gray
Day:Tue 8-Feb-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Petroleum Club, 43 Floor, EXXON Bldg 800 Bell Street Houston Texas 77002
Summary: Subsea developments are planned for parts of the world which, through their location, water depth or reservoir characteristics are bringing a new set of technology drivers to an already fast-advancing...
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Land Drilling Dynamics: New Frontiers, Old Challenges

Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Richard Mason Publisher of the Land Rig Newsletter Land Rig Newsletter
Day:Tue 13-Feb-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Drive Houston TX 77060
Summary: This presentation will provide an overview of the current U.S. land drilling market, examining the internal dynamics and demographics that have driven rig count to the highest levels in 20 years. The presentation will also...
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Real Time Digital Interpretation of Subsea Blowout Preventer Tests
Sponsor: Drilling Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Warren Winters Drilling Technology Project Manager BP Petroleum
Day: Wed 14-Feb-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston 800 Bell Street #4300 Houston TX 77002 Phone:
Summary: A computer based method expedites interpretation of pressure data during subsea blowout preventer (BOP) tests. This can reduce the time and cost of current subsea BOP testing practices in a...
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SPE GCS Board of Directors Meeting
Sponsor: GCS Board of Directors
Day: Thu 15-Feb-07 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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ELP Flag Football Energy League
Sponsor: Emerging Leaders Program
Day: Beginning Monday Feb 19 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM and running every Monday until April 16
Location: Contact Basil Allam to register or with questions. basil.allam@chevron.com
Summary: Join the Emerging Leaders Flag Football Energy league every Monday night from Feb 19 to April 16...
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IOR Surfactants and Processes for the Permian Basin
Sponsor: Permian Basin Study Group
Day: Tue 20-Feb-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Westlake Club - Carriage Room 570 Westlake Park Blvd Houston Tx 77079
Summary: Each surfactant Improved Oil Recovery (IOR/EOR) project has an independent, unique and varying set of conditions. This makes it extremely important to design and formulate the surfactant to meet specific needs...
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Deepwater Riser Selection--What REALLY drives the decision
Sponsor: Projects, Facilities and Construction Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Dave Walters Vice-President 2H Offshore, Inc
Day: Tue 20-Feb-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Houston Marriott Westchase 2900 Briarpark Drive Houston Tx 77042 USA
Summary: Deepwater riser selection is a complex evaluation of technical and commercial project drivers. Why is it so complex and variable from project to project? The complexity often comes in trying to meet the...
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Petrophysical Assessment of Gas Shale Reservoirs
Sponsor: Westside Study Group
Speaker''s Names: Rick Lewis Schlumberger Oilfield Services
Day: Wed 21-Feb-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: The WestLake Club 570 WestLake Park Blvd Houston Texas 77079 USA
Summary: The mature organic-rich source rocks that have expelled much of the hydrocarbons that have been produced from conventional reservoirs in the U.S. now represent both developed reserves and potential resources for the...
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The End of Stranded Gas: The Emergence of the Gas to Products (GTP) Option
Sponsor: Reservoir Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Dr. Theo Fleisch Distinguished Advisor BP
Day: Thu 22-Feb-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: The Courtyard on St James 1885 St James Place Houston TX 77056 USA
Summary: The world has an abundant supply of low cost natural gas in remote locations. The monetization of these stranded gas resources requires new technologies and new, large markets. GTP technologies, including the...
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Future Events


How Deep Can You Go and What Challenges Lie Ahead?
Sponsor: Projects, Facilities and Construction Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Dr. K. E. Abou-Sayed Early Production Project Leader for BP Sakhalin Development Unit BP America
Day: Tue 13-Mar-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Houston Marriott Westchase 2900 Briarpark Drive Houston Tx 77042 USA
Summary: The deepwater basins around the world contain vast hydrocarbon resources, which await discovery and development. Our challenge today is to recover these resources profitably while investing in developing the...
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Engineer Your Gas/Condensate Systems, Reservoir to Sales Meter
Sponsor: Reservoir Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Shah Kabir Reservoir Engineering Advisor Chevron
Day: Thu 22-Mar-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: The Courtyard on St James 1885 St James Place Houston TX 77056 USA
Summary: Exploitation of gas/condensate reservoirs presents considerable challenge from day-to-day reservoir-management''s perspective. Initially, uncertainty and variability of liquid content, and volume of...
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2007 Annual Emerging Engineers Conference
Sponsor: Emerging Leaders Program Committee
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...
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6th Annual Drilling Symposium - Maximizing Drilling Performance
Sponsor: Drilling Study Group
Day: Thu 5-Apr-07 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM CDT
Location: Houston Petroleum Club 800 Bell Street Houston TX 77002 USA
Summary: Richard Adams, IOTA – Drillstring Optimization Joe Billingsley, Newpark Drilling Fluids – Efficient Cuttings Transport in Horizontal and Highly Deviated Holes Doug Darling, KMC Oil Tools – Maintaining...
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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


Mr James M. Pappas, P.E. 2007 Engineer of the Year
Mr. James M. Pappas, P.E. Global Technology Coordinator, Senior Engineering Advisor, Devon Energy Corporation Representatives of various Houston engineering organizations have selected Mr. James M. Pappas, P.E. as the 2007 Houston Area “Engineer of the Year.”...

Hiep Vu 2007 Young Engineer of the Year
The SPE Gulf Coast Section proudly honors Hiep Vu as the 2007 Young Engineer of the Year. Hiep is a senior production engineer for Shell International E&P in the EPT Subsea and Pipelines Organization. His current responsibilities include...

Chairman''s Corner
Support for Education The Gulf Coast Section has a long history of supporting education. Perhaps the program that stands out the most is our scholarship program. Last year the Board voted to increase our...

2007–08 Board Nominations
The SPE GCS Nominating Committee recommended and the board approved the following slate of officers and directors at the December 14, 2006 board meeting to serve in 2007–08. According to SPE GCS ...

New Board Members
Please welcome Jane Moring, ExxonMobil Corp.,to the Gulf Coast Section board as director-at-large.Jane has extensive experience working with the Delta Section in New Orleans before...

Nominate an SPE Colleague for an Award
According to 2007 SPE President Jaleel Al-Khalifa, “As one of the Society’s themes for 2007, we wish to put people first and celebrate those members whose outstanding contributions within...

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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