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Calendar Events for January 2007


National Oil Companies - Industry Players with New Rules

Sponsor: International Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Bob Fryklund VP Industry Relations IHS
Day:Tue 9-Jan-07 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CST
Location: Crowne Plaza Downtown 1700 Smith Street Houston TX 77002
Summary: Against a backdrop of worldwide supply anxiety, National Oil Companies are competing for upstream assets. They control the majority of remaining reserves and have the advantages of...
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Sects and the City

Sponsor: Petro Tech Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Peter Smarda IBM
Day:Tue 9-Jan-07 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST
Location: Sheraton/Brookhollow Hwy 290 & I 610 W
Summary: "Sects and the City” is an overview of how the relationships between energy companies and the computing world are changing and evolving. The larger energy companies have historically worked as their...
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Characterization of Multilayer Reservoir Properties Using Production Logs
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Bobby Poe, Jr., PhD. Engineering Advisor Schlumberger
Day: Tue 9-Jan-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Dr. Houston TX 77060
Summary: This topic will address how to identify individual zonal reservoir properties in commingled, multilayer systems. The talk will include discussion of how production logs can be utilized to in a unique way to...
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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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MIT Energy Initiative to Meet the Global Energy Challenge
Sponsor: Joint Meeting with General Meeting Study Group and the MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas
Speaker''s Name: Robert C. Armstrong Dept. Head of Chemical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Day: Thu 11-Jan-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Petroleum Club,43 floor, Exxon Bldg 800 Bell Street Houston Texas 77007
Summary: Last September, following ERC recommendations, President Hockfield formally established the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) to address “the science, technology, policy, and systems design required to...
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Disaster Recovery Third Workshop
Sponsor: Digital Energy Study Group
Day: Tue 16-Jan-07 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM CST
Location: Occidental 5 Greenway Plaza Houston TX 77227-7570 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...
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New Novel Reservoir Stimulation Technologies in Stacked Reservoirs
Sponsor: Permian Basin Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Randy C. Tolman Project Coordinator - ExxonMobil''s Piceance Development Project ExxonMobil
Day: Tue 16-Jan-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: The Westlake Club - Carriage Room 570 Westlake Park Blvd Houston Tx 77095 USA
Summary: ExxonMobil has developed two novel reservoir stimulation technologies that enable the rapid delivery of numerous high-quality stimulation treatments within a single cased wellbore. These technologies were...
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The Majors & Super Independents - What are they Divesting or Acquiring in the Marketplace?
Sponsor: Business Development Study Group & Merrill Lynch
Speaker''s Names: Todd Stevens, Vice President, Acquisitions & Corporate Finance, Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Kevin B. Harwi, Manager, Acquisitions & Divestitures Devon Energy Corporation
Scott D. Anderson, Manager, Upstream A & D, ConocoPhillips
Day: Wed 17-Jan-07 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST
Location: Four Seasons Hotel Ballroom, 3rd. Floor ** Hors D''Oeuvres & Cash Bar ** 1300 Lamar St. Houston Texas 77010 USA
Summary: Acquisitions – Divestments – Mergers ….. These ventures can change the profile of a company overnight – for better or worse...
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Integration of Microseismic Fracture Mapping Results with Numerical Fracture Network Production Modeling in the Barnett Shale
Sponsor: Westside Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Michael Mayerhofer Applied Diagnostics Engineering Manager Pinnacle Technologies
Day: Wed 17-Jan-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: The WestLake Club 570 WestLake Park Blvd Houston Texas 77079 USA
Summary: This presentation deals with the integration of microseismic fracture mapping with numerical production modeling of fracture networks in the Barnett Shale. An approach is presented in which the fracture network measured with...
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SPE GCS Board of Directors Meeting
Sponsor: GCS Board of Directors
Day: Thu 18-Jan-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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Evaluate, reevaluate, and monitor reservoirs through casing
Sponsor: Completions and Production Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Frederik Majkut Engineer Schlumberger
Day: Thu 18-Jan-07 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM CST
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 North Chase Houston Texas 77060 US
Summary: ABC Analysis Behind Casing lets you obtain essential well log data under any conditions, find and evaluate bypassed pay, and optimize reservoir management. This is a suite of services rather than a single platform. Measurements can be based on...
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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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Deepwater Water Gulf of Mexico: Challenges and Solutions
NEAR CAPACITY
Sponsor: Emerging Leaders Program
Speaker''s Name: Paul Siegele Vice President of Deepwater Exploration & Projects Chevron
Day: Tue 23-Jan-07 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
Location: Crowne Plaza 1700 Smith St. Houston TX 77002
Summary: Topics to be covered: # Major GOM Deepwater Projects * Tahiti * Blind Faith * Perdido Foldbelt (Shell Operated) # Emerging Lower Tertiary Wilcox Trend * Jack & St. Malo # Major Technical Challenges * Sub-Salt Imaging...
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Upgridding and Upscaling: Current Trends and Future Directions
Sponsor: Reservoir Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Mike King BP
Day: Thu 25-Jan-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Courtyard on St James 1885 St James Place Houston TX 77056 USA
Summary: Upgridding and Upscaling: What are they and why are they important? Over the last decade, the development of detailed three dimensional geologic descriptions has become common-place within asset and...
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Smart Devices and Real Time Systems – Value to the Oilfield
Sponsor: Digital Energy Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Carl Sisk field of the future manager, onshore U.S. business unit BP
Day: Fri 26-Jan-07 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM CST
Location: Microsoft Offices, 2000 W Sam Houston Pkwy S #350 Houston TX 77042 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...
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Can You Hear Me Now - Communicating Across the Generation Gap
Sponsor: Career Management Committee
Speaker''s Name: Margaret Anderson Professor and Consultant Rice University
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...
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Future Events


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: Thu 8-Feb-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Petroleum Club, 43 Floor, EXXON Bldg 800 Bell Street Houston Texas 77002
Summary: The world’s oil is becoming tougher and tougher to get at whether because of geopolitical, environmental or technical challenges. In deepwater, ultra-deepwater or arctic conditions, transporting associated gas or...
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The End of Stranded Gas: The Emergence of the Gas to Products (GTP) Option
Sponsor: Reservoir Study Group
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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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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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


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...

Then and Now - January 2007
January 1957 A lush new field for mystery novels and extravaganzas is opened up by news of the theft of oil maps from Gulf Oil Corp. At last…a wholesale distributor of automotive supplies advertises a...

Nominate an SPE Colleague for an Award
The Gulf Coast Section has many members who should be considered for recognition as part of the Society’s Honors and Awards Program. The SPE awards program recognizes significant technical and...

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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