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Calendar Events for April 2011
Young Professionals Board Meeting
Sponsor: Young Professionals
Day: Tuesday 5-Apr-11 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Canyon Creek 6603 Westcott Street Houston, TX 77007
Summary: Interested in finding out more about the SPE Young Professionals Committee or joining the board next year?...
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SPEI: Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding
Sponsor: SPE
Speaker's Name: Mr. Charles E. (Chuck) Fox, Dr. S. M. (Sam) Avasthi, Dr. J. M. (Jay) Avasthi, Dr. Michael H. (Mike) Stein
Day: Wednesday 6-Apr-11 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Road Suite 1075 Houston, Texas 77042
Summary: Register now: This course is based on the SPE Monograph Volume 22, Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding,...
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YP: Volunteer Judging at 2011 Science and Engineering Fair of Houston
Sponsor: Young Professionals
Day: Friday 8-Apr-11 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall A3
Summary: Volunteer Judges are needed for the 2011 Science and Engineering Fair of Houston. Judging will take place all day Friday, April 8th. There are several timeslots and...
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SPEI: Understanding Inorganic Scaling–Mechanisms, Control and Management
Sponsor: SPE International
Speaker's Name: Gordon M. Graham, Managing Director, Scaled Solutions Ltd
Day: Saturday 9-Apr-11 8:00 AM to Sunday 10-Apr-11 5:00 PM
Location: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center 1601 Lake Robbins Drive The Woodlands, TX 77380
Summary: Register now: This course is designed as an introduction to inorganic scaling. It will include an overview of the different types of inorganic oilfield scales encountered under...
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Career Expo - Science and Engineering Fair of Houston
Sponsor: Young Professionals 
Day: Saturday 9-Apr-11 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center 1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston, TX 77006
Summary: In celebration of the 2011 Engineering Fair of Houston, SEFH and Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) will hold the first annual SEFH-CEA Science & Energy Career Expo on April 9, 2011...
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Northside: Methods of Achieving a Dual Gradient for Use in Deepwater Drilling
Sponsor: SPE GCS Northside
Speaker's Name: Luc de Boer, President, Dual Gradient Systems
Day: Tuesday 12-Apr-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Dr. Houston, TX 77060
Summary: The IADC defines "dual gradient" as the "creation of multiple pressure gradients within select sections of the annulus to manage the annular pressure profile. Methods include use of...
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YP: Good Wine, Great Conversations: A Women’s Wine Tasting Social
Sponsor: Young Professionals 
Day: Wednesday 13-Apr-11 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Block 7 Wine Company 720 Shepherd Dr. Houston, TX 77007
Summary: Join SPE-Young Professionals at Block 7 Wine Company on Wednesday, April 13th for an evening of networking with fellow female YPs in the energy industry.  This informal...
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Value Chain Lab Methodology: Aligning Operator and Service Company Goals and Objectives
Sponsor: Study Group - General Meeting
Speaker's Name: Bill Diggons, managing partner, qittitut consulting
Day: Thursday 14-Apr-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston 800 Bell Street Houston, Texas 77002
Summary: A 4-step methodology has been developed to align the operator/service company value chain of operations, procurement, HSE, engineering a...
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SPEI: Intelligent Well Technology
Sponsor: SPE International
Speaker's Name: Michael Konopczynski, Manager of Reservoir Solutions, WellDynamics Inc.
Day: Sunday 17-Apr-11 8:00 AM to Monday 18-Apr-11 5:00 PM
Location: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center 1601 Lake Robbins Drive The Woodlands, TX 77380
Summary: Register now: This course is designed as an introduction to inorganic scaling. It will include an overview of the different types of inorganic oilfield scales...
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SPEI: Oilfield Data Mining
Sponsor: SPE International
Speaker's Name: Shahab D. Mohaghegh, Professor of Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering, West Virginia University
Day: Sunday 17-Apr-11 9:00 AM to Monday 18-Apr-11 5:00 PM
Location: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center 1601 Lake Robbins Drive The Woodlands, TX 77380
Summary: Register now: This short course will start with the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining (AI&DM) covering artificial neural networks...
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2011 SPE-GCS Golf Tournament
Sponsor: Golf 
Day: Monday 18-Apr-11 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Kingwood Country Club 1700 Lake Kingwood Kingwood, TX 77339
Summary: Register now: This Gulf Coast Section event is an important part of fundraising for our Scholarship Fund, which helps send several potential clients or...
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SPEI: Practical Aspects of Thermal EOR
Sponsor: SPE International
Speaker's Name: Dr. Paul L. Bondor, Dr. Ashok K. Singhal, Dr. S. M. Avasthi
Day: Monday 18-Apr-11 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Rd, Suite 1075 Houston, TX 77042
Summary: Register now: It is well known that primary and secondary production schemes in fields containing heavy oil (< 20 °API) generally result in recoverable reserves of 15% or less. Reserves additions via new...
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SPEI: Monte Carlo Simulation for the Oil and Gas Industry
Sponsor: SPEI
Speaker's Name: Jim Murtha & Susan Peterson
Day: Tuesday 19-Apr-11 8:00 AM to Wednesday 20-Apr-11 5:00 PM
Location: Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Housotn, TX 77042
Summary: Register now: This hands-on course features spreadsheet add-in risk simulation software (either Crystal Ball or @Risk). Models in exploration (reserves and P(S)), drilling...
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SPE Digital Energy Conference and Exhibition
Sponsor: SPE International 
Day: Tuesday 19-Apr-11 8:00 AM to Thursday 21-Apr-11 12:30 PM
Location: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel 1601 Lake Robbins Drive The Woodlands, TX 77380
Summary: Register now: The SPE Digital Energy Conference and Exhibition is an international event which addresses the key aspects of digital oilfield developments. Digital Energy 2011 will present the...
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S&E: Corporate Social Responsibility - Malaria Eradication Efforts in Equatorial Guinea
Sponsor: Study Group - Safety and Environment
Speaker's Name: Adel Chaouch, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Marathon Oil Company
Day: Tuesday 19-Apr-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Petroluem Club 800 Bell Street Houston, Texas 77002
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PFC: Bringing the Eagle Ford Shale to Market
Sponsor: Study Group - Projects, Facilities and Construction
Speaker's Name: Charles Perez, Engineering Manager--Eastern Region, DCP Midstream
Day: Tuesday 19-Apr-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Norris Center City Center 803 Town And Country Ln # 210 Houston, Texas 77024
Summary: The Eagle Ford Shale is the latest hot new shale gas play. Owners, operators, drillers, and the rest of the usual cast are currently scrambling to capture full value from this field and bring the...
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YP: "Knowledge Management and Communities of Practice in Career Development"
Sponsor: Young Professionals
Speaker's Name: Robert (Bob) Holicek, Deepwater Theme Manager, Schlumberger
Day: Tuesday 19-Apr-11 6:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Location: Westlake Club of Houston 570 WestLake Park Blvd Houston, TX 77079
Summary: "Knowledge Management and Communities of Practice in Career Development" In a global company or organization, it can be challenging to connect with...
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Digital Energy: 2010-11 Distinguished Lecturer Jim Crompton - Putting the Focus on Data
Sponsor: Study Group - Digital Energy
Speaker's Name: Jim Crompton, Manager of Upstream Architecture, Chevron Global Upstream IT
Day: Wednesday 20-Apr-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Courtyard on St. James Place 1885 Saint James Pl Houston, Texas 77056
Summary: Data is a critical business asset which drives decisions on where to invest, when to divest and how to operate more efficiently. The business wants to focus on using data and expects IT to...
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Westside: Successfully Stimulating Complex Carbonate Reservoirs
Sponsor: Study Group - Westside
Speaker's Name: Ernie Brown, 2010-11 SPE Distinguished Lecturer, Schlumberger
Day: Wednesday 20-Apr-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: The WestLake Club - Carriage Room 570 WestLake Park Blvd. Houston, Texas 77079
Summary: For nearly 80 years, stimulating carbonate reservoirs has been routine and deemed successful but often involved little more than placing acid across the face of the formation...
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SPE GCS Board of Directors Meeting
Sponsor: Board of Directors
Day: Thursday 21-Apr-11 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Location: SPE Houston Office 10777 Westheimer Road, Suite 1075 Houston, Texas 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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Continuing Ed: Oil Patch Orientation
Sponsor: Continuing Education
Speaker's Name: John Farina, Ron Hinn, Susan Howes, Ken Arnold, Marty Stetzer
Day: Thursday 21-Apr-11 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Hilton Houston North 12400 Greenspoint Drive Houston, TX 77060
Summary: This seminar is the most popular SPE program. The course is designed as non-technical audio-visual guided tour through the oil patch, illustrating the basic equipment and techniques used in the...
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International: PetroSantander: Petroleum in Latin America and Colombia in Particular
Sponsor: Study Group - International
Speaker's Name: Jerry Mathalone, Vice President Exploration and Geosciences, PetroSantander
Day: Thursday 21-Apr-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Petroleum Club 800 Bell St., 43rd Floor Houston, TX 77002
Summary: Latin America has been producing oil for over 100 years and has produced over 150 billion barrels in that time. Currently production is 10.6 million bopd and 20 bcfgpd. After...
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SPEI: Hydraulic Fracturing/Pressure Analysis
Sponsor: SPE International
Day: Tuesday 26-Apr-11 8:00 AM to Wednesday 27-Apr-11 5:00 PM
Location: Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Road Suite 1075 Houston, Texas 77042
Summary: Register now: This course presents the fundamentals of fracturing pressure analysis. This includes design parameters that can be determined, uses and limitations of such analysis for...
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C&P: Droshky Field Completions (Green Canyon 244)
Sponsor: Study Group - Completions & Production
Speaker's Name: Greg Stimatz, Completion Engineer, Marathon Oil Company
Day: Wednesday 27-Apr-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Drive Houston, Texas 77060
Summary: Marathon’s Droshky Field is a four-well subsea development located in the Gulf of Mexico in Green Canyon Block 244 in approximately 2950 feet of water. Three intelligent wells...
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Drilling Symposium - The Changing Role of Rig Supervision (Do We Need the Driller?)
Sponsor: Study Group - Drilling
Day: Thursday 28-Apr-11 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Petroleum Club 800 Bell Street Houston, TX 77002 
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Reservoir: SPE 2010-11 Distinguished Lecturer Paul Bondor - EOR – The Time is Now! Its Contribution to World Oil Supply
Sponsor: Study Group - Reservoir
Speaker's Name: Paul L. Bondor, BonTech
Day: Thursday 28-Apr-11 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Courtyard on St James 1885 Saint James Pl Houston, Texas 77056
Summary: Enhanced oil recovery is perceived to have a history of unfulfilled promise. However, both thermal and carbon dioxide flooding technologies have proven successful; surfactant and...
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SPEI: Petroleum Reserves
Sponsor: SPE International
Speaker's Name: John Hodgin, President and member of the Board of Directors, Ryder Scott Company, Petroleum Consultants
Day: Saturday 30-Apr-11 8:00 AM to Sunday 1-May-11 5:00 PM
Location: The Holiday Inn Houston, South Loop 8111 Kirby Drive Houston, Texas 77054
Summary: Register now: This course is designed to instruct in the estimation of petroleum reserves under SEC and SPE/WPC reserves definitions guidelines. The course...
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SPEI: Diagnosis and Practical Solutions for Wellbore Fluid- and Heat-Flow Problems
Sponsor: SPE International
Speaker's Name: Shah Kabir, Rashid Hasan
Day: Saturday 30-Apr-11 8:00 AM to Sunday 1-May-11 5:00 PM
Location: Holiday Inn Houston, South Loop 8111 Kirby Dr. Houston, Texas 77054
Summary: Register now: This course exposes participants to various elements of fluid and heat flows that occur in petroleum production. Using spreadsheet calculations, participants will...
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Calendar Events for May 2011
Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2011
Sponsor: SPE International
Day: Monday 2-May-11 7:00 AM to Thursday 5-May-11 5:00 PM
Location: Reliant Park Houston One Reliant Park Houston, TX 77054
Summary: Register now: About OTC Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference is the world's foremost event for the development of...
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YP Special Event - BOEMRE Director Michael Bromwich
Sponsor: Young Professionals
Speaker's Name: Michael Bromwich, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
Day: Monday 2-May-11 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: Houston Hyatt, Downtown 1200 Louisiana Street Houston, TX 77002
Summary: Speech will regard: BOEMRE reforms, regulations, and the ongoing reorg as well as how things have changed since April 20th 2010...
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Webinar - YP Special Event - BOEMRE Director Michael Bromwich
Sponsor: Young Professionals
Speaker's Name: Michael Bromwich, Director, BOEMRE
Day: Monday 2-May-11 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: Webinar - Your computer
Summary: Speech will regard: BOEMRE reforms, regulations, and the ongoing reorg as well as how things have changed since April 20th 2010. ...
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Young Professionals Board Meeting
Sponsor: Young Professionals
Day: Tuesday 3-May-11 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: BHP Billiton 1360 Post Oak Blvd # 150 Houston, TX 77056
Summary: Interested in finding out more about the SPE Young Professionals Committee or joining the board next year?...
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YP: Volunteer to make an impact at OTC 2011 !
Sponsor: Young Professionals
Day: Wednesday 4-May-11 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Reliant Park 1 Reliant Park Houston, TX
Summary: The SPE Gulf Coast Section Young Professionals invites you to join us as we guide high school students through the 2011 OTC exhibits. We will pair you with 10-15 students and 1 chaperone...
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SPEI: Horizontal Well Completions
Speaker's Name: Steve Mathis, Product Line Training Manager, Baker Oil Tools
Day: Friday 6-May-11 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: The Holiday Inn Houston, South Loop 8111 Kirby Drive Houston, Texas 77054
Summary: Register now: This course develops strategies for completing horizontal wells with either cased or open hole configurations, with or without sand control. It reviews the applications for...
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Articles/Miscellaneous

Chairman's Corner April 2011
Sometimes in life we reach a point where we feel tired and at times hopeless. It is easy for issues and struggles in life to cause us to lose focus and result in losing sight of the resolve we seek. I wish to encourage the GCS leadership to stay the course...

Then and Now April 2011
April 1981 It appears that Spain could become a gas exporter, as Eniepsa's gas strike in the Pyrenees is now pegged at 3.5 trillion cubic feet of reserves. $ An ENI report calls for much of West European refining and petrochemical...

Two Houstonians Nominated to SPEI Board
Two local Gulf Coast Section members were nominated to serve as Technical Directors on the SPE International Board. Cindy Reese and Roland Moreau were nominated...

SPE YP Board Applications due April 15
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