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Calendar Events for December 2009

Risk Management and Mitigation for Well Control
Sponsor: Drilling Study Group
Speaker's Names: Jerry Winchester, CEO - Boots and Coots
Days: Thurs 3-Dec-09 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Petroleum Club, 800 Bell Street, Houston TX 77002
Summary: Jerry Winchester will elaborate on the company business model change from solely response to one that is primarily prevention and risk mitigation driven. This includes elaborating on the transition from...
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A Comparison of the Haynesville and Eagle Ford Shale (SOLD OUT)
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Richard K. Stoneburner, President/COO - Petrohawk Energy Corporation
Days: Tues 8-Dec-09 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Greenspoint Club, 16925 Northchase Dr., Houston TX 77060
Summary: The presentation will cover a case study on comparison of Eagle Ford and Haynesville operations and completions.
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Perforating for Hydraulic Fracturing
Sponsor: Westside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Dave Cramer, ConocoPhillips
Days: Wed 9-Dec-09 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: The WestLake Club - Carriage Room, 570 WestLake Park Blvd, Houston TX 77079
Summary: As the link between the wellbore and formation, perforations affect the outcome of hydraulic fracturing treatments. Over the years, field and laboratory studies have evaluated flow through...
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Discussion of Oil & Natural Gas Markets with a Focus On the U.S. Gas Supply Picture
Sponsor: General Meeting Study Group
Speaker's Names: David Pursell, Manager-Macro Research Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., LLC
Days: Thurs 10-Dec-09 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston, ExxonMobil Bldg., 800 Bell Street, Houston Texas 77002 USA
Summary: Dave Pursell will present an interesting overview of the conditions that have affected oil and gas prices leading up to current conditions. Natural gas and crude oil forecasts, supply and demand...
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Leadership Forum - Coaching Towards Competence
Sponsor: Career Management Committee
Speaker's Names: Robin Kessler, Career Consultant
Days: Thurs 10-Dec-09 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Location: HESS Club, 5430 Westheimer Road, Houston TX 77056 USA
Summary: In the Coaching Towards Competence presentation, Ms. Robin Kessler will review ways for managers to help their employees improve their ability to (1) recognize accomplishments that prove...
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Future Events

Dual Gradient Drilling
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Paul Boudreau, Senior Drilling Engineer - BHP Billiton
Days: Tues 12-Jan-10 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Greenspoint Club, 16925 Northchase Dr., Houston TX 77060
Summary: Dual gradient (DG) drilling techniques are not new to the industry; pump-and-dump drilling is the simplest example of this. The benefits of dual gradient drilling have long been recognized, especially...
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Access/Excel Tip & Tricks
Sponsor: Petro Tech Study Group
Speaker's Names: Leticia Rocha, Engineering Specialist - OXY
Days: Tues 12-Jan-10 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
Location: Brookhollow Sheraton Hotel, 3000 North Loop West, Houston TX 77092
Summary: You don’t have to be an advanced Microsoft Office power user or VBA scripter to learn how to create macros in Access and schedule them to run automatically using the Microsoft tools...
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SPE Distinguished Lecturer Ted Frankiewicz - Diagnosing and Resolving Chemical and Mechanical Problems
Sponsor: Projects, Facilities and Construction Study Group
Speaker's Names: Ted Frankiewicz, 2009-2010 SPE Distinguished Lecturer - SPEC SERVICES, INC.
Days: Wed 13-Jan-10 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Drive, Houston TX 77024 US
Summary: Global production of produced water is nearly 90 billion barrels per year. This water is generally considered to be a non-revenue fluid, yet it can have considerable value as an enhancer of oil...
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Climate Science and Economics
Sponsor: General Meeting Study Group
Speaker's Names: Dr. Michelle Michot Foss, Chief Energy Economist and Head, Center for Energy Economics - Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
Days: Thurs 14-Jan-10 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston, ExxonMobil Bldg., 800 Bell Street, Houston Texas 77002 USA
Summary: David Pursell is the Head of Macro Research at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. and was one of the founding partners of Pickering Energy Partners, Inc. Mr. Pursell is responsible for macro-oil...
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Articles/Miscellaneous

Chairman's Corner December 2009
Young Professionals - Are You Missing Opportunities and Fun? What is a Young Professional (YP)? Do you know about the Gulf Coast Section YP program? Have you attended any YP events? YP...

Then and Now December 2009
November 1959 On the heels of their success in using microbes to help locate oil deposits, Louisiana State University researchers have begun investigating the use of microbes to “refine” oil by converting its...

Photos from Rebuilding Together Houston
A photo album has been added with pictures of the GCS team helping out with the Rebuilding Together Houston's Safer Home Program...

SPE Short Courses Presented in Houston
In efforts to support and build career and lifelong learning needs, SPE has just completed construction of a training center in Houston. This facility will allow SPE to provide a variety of cost-effective continuing education courses year round. View the Houston schedule and register here.

New Podcast Available
Watch Distinguished Lecturer Andrew Glickman's presentation from Spetember's S&E presentation, "Understanding and Minimizing the Environmental Impact of Offshore Drilling Discharges"...

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