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Calendar Events for December 2010
Career Mgmt: Ethics Training Seminar - 1 Hour Requirement for Texas P.E.
Sponsor: Career Management
Speaker's Name: David Howell, P.E., Director of Licensing, Texas Board of Professional Engineers
Day: Wednesday 1-Dec-10 11:30 AM
Location: SPE Houston Office 10777 Westheimer Road, Suite 1075 Houston, Texas 77042
Summary: Due to the high demand for this event and limited seating at the physical presentation, a webinar option has been made available as well.
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WEBINAR - Career Mgmt: Ethics Training Seminar - 1 hour requirement for Texas P. E.
Sponsor: Committee - Career Management
Speaker's Name: David Howell, P.E., Director of Licensing, Texas Board of Professional Engineers
Day: Wednesday 1-Dec-10 11:30 AM
Location: Online Webinar 
Summary: The Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section will present a continuing education seminar which will discuss ethics. This 1 hour seminar will qualify attendees for their annual ethics training...
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Drilling: New Technology for Understanding Downhole Vibrations and their Damaging Effects in select North America Drilling Applications
Sponsor: Study Group - Drilling
Speaker's Name: Roy Ledgerwood, Baker Hughes
Day: Thursday 2-Dec-10 11:30 AM
Location: Petroleum Club 800 Bell Street Houston, TX 77002
Summary: Using new in-bit vibration monitoring technology, a study was performed to gain much greater detail on downhole vibrations (at the drill bit) and their damaging effects. The process included analysis...
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S&E: Part II of the Water Resource Challenges in the Marcellus and Haynesville Shale Formations
Sponsor: Study Group - Safety and Environment
Speaker's Name: Kayli Clements, Sr. Environmental Scientist, M-I SWACO
Day: Monday 6-Dec-10 11:30 AM
Location: Petroleum Club 800 Bell Street, 43rd Floor Houston, Texas 77002
Summary: The presentation will provide an update to the discussion given in May entitled Water Resource Challenges in the Marcellus and Haynesville Shale Formations.
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Westside: Performance Analysis of the Bakken
Sponsor: Study Group - Westside
Speaker's Name: Stuart Cox, Senior Technical Consultant, Marathon Oil Company
Day: Wednesday 8-Dec-10 11:30 AM
Location: The WestLake Club - Carriage Room 570 WestLake Park Blvd Houston, Texas 77079
Summary: Performance Analysis of the Bakken: A reservoir engineering perspective. A vast amount of production data is currently available for Bakken wells in the Williston Basin...
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Hydraulic Fracturing/Pressure Analysis
Sponsor: SPE
Speaker's Name: Michael B. Smith
Day: Tuesday 14-Dec-10 8:00 AM
Location: Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Road Suite 1075 Houston, Texas 77042
Summary: Course Description This course presents the fundamentals of fracturing pressure analysis. This includes design parameters that can be determined, uses and limitations of such analysis...
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Northside: Multi Zone Single Trip Completions
Sponsor: SPE GCS Northside
Speaker's Name: Jed Landry, Product Line Manager, Superior Energy Completions Services
Day: Tuesday 14-Dec-10 11:30 AM
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Dr. Houston, TX 77060
Summary: In the early eighties, economical drivers coupled with the demand for change in better completion efficiencies lead to the development of the multi zone system for stacked completions...
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Energy Geopolitics
Sponsor: API - Houston Chapter & General Meeting Study Group
Speaker's Name: Michael Economides, Professor, University of Houston
Day: Tuesday 14-Dec-10 11:30 AM
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston 800 Bell Street Houston, TX 77002
Summary: The past few years have been eventful in the world of energy and geopolitics. ...
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Elves and More Bike Build
Sponsor: Young Professionals
Day: Wednesday 15-Dec-10 5:00 PM
Location: 1 Reliant Park, Houston, TX 77054
Summary: Join SPE GCS Young Professionals at the 2010 Elves and More Bike Build. Elves and More assembles and distributes bicycles to impoverished and at-risk youth in the Greater Houston Area...
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SPE GCS Board of Directors Meeting
Sponsor: Board of Directors
Day: Thursday 16-Dec-10 7:30 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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Future Events
Coalbed Methane Reservoir Analysis
Sponsor: SPE
Speaker's Name: Steve Hennings
Day: Tuesday 11-Jan-11 8:00 AM
Location: Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Road Suite 1075 Houston, Texas 77042
Summary: Course Description This one day, hands-on course is for individuals who are actively involved in modeling coalbed methane wells...
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Fayetteville Shale Water Sourcing
Sponsor: SPE GCS Northside
Speaker's Name: Chip Lane, Water Resources Manager, Southwestern Energy
Day: Tuesday 11-Jan-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Greenspoint Club - 16925 Northchase Dr. Houston TX 77060
Summary: Effective management of water resources is one of the key factors for the economic success of shale gas development. In the years of the Fayetteville Shale development, Southwestern Energy has...
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Economics and Risk Analysis Applied to Petroleum Engineering - Recent Developments and Application Examples
Sponsor: Study Group - General Meeting
Speaker's Name: Jose Carlos Cunha, Operations Manager, Petrobras America
Day: Thursday 13-Jan-11 11:30 AM
Location: Petroleum Club 800 Bell Street Houston, TX 77002
Summary: Even though risk analysis has tremendous potential to be applied on various aspects of common problems in petroleum engineering, its use is not as widespread as it could be...
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Articles/Miscellaneous

Chairman's Corner December 2010
"As iron sharpens iron, so one man should sharpen another." This proverb applies to all areas of our life, and it is useful to remember regarding technical proficiency. Every member should hold themselves accountable...

Then and Now December 2010
December 1950: An interesting follow-up to last month's field naming controversy for the Kelly-Snyder field in West Texas... The family of the Magnolia landman (not geologist, as previously reported), Frank H. Kelly...

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