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Calendar Events for April 2008

Drilling Symposium - Expecting the Unexpected
Sponsor: Drilling
Days: Thu 3-Apr-08 9:00 AM - to - 3:00 PM CDT
Location: Petroleum Club 800 Bell Street Houston TX 77002
Summary: This year's Drilling Symposium focuses on Expecting the Unexpected. The presentations take a look at unexpected challenges, what recovery factors were put in to place, and how the drilling teams managed through difficult times to turn problems into successes and build in learnings that can be applied to future projects....
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Emerging Engineers Conference
Sponsor: Young Professionals
Days: Thu 3-Apr-08 7:30 AM - to - Fri 4-Apr-08 12:30 PM CDT
Location: BHP Billiton, 1330 Post Oak Blvd Houston TX 77056
Summary: A diverse group of energy industry leaders comprised of the technical, operational, and financial communities will discuss topics that will impact the next generation of energy professionals. The Emerging Engineers Conference (EEC) will offer attendees seminars, panel discussions, and a paper contest session focused on...
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Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery- New Strategies Improve Production
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Professor Alan Sheehy Professor of Microbiology Titan Oil Recovery
Days: Tue 8-April-08 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 North Chase Houston TX 77060
Summary: Laboratory and field studies have proven that microbes can improve microscopic displacement efficiency and oil mobility, produce miscible gases and preferentially plug high permeability zones but these approaches...
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Herold’s 2008 E&P Capital Spending Survey
Sponsor: General Meeting Study Group
Speaker's Names: Aliza Fan Vice-President, Senior Equity Analyst John S. Herold, Inc.
Days: Thu 10-April-08 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: 43 Floor, EXXON-MOBIL Building 800 Bell Street Houston Texas 77002
Summary: Herold Senior Equity Analyst Aliza Fan will discuss critical findings in a Herold's new comprehensive report on Exploration & Production capital spending. This detailed report provides estimates and analyzes of 2007 and 2008 upstream spending for more than 130 oil and gas companies, using...
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2008 35th Annual SPE-GCS Golf Tournament
Sponsor: Golf Committee
Days: Mon 14-April-08 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST
Location: Kingwood Country Club and Deerwood Country Club, Kingwood, TX
Summary: SPE Gulf Coast Section invites all members to participate in our 35th annual Golf Tournament to raise funds for scholarships. Please see the website for additional details on participation and sponsorship opportunities...
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Aligning E&P Organizations to Manage Large Capital Projects
Sponsor: Projects, Facilities and Construction Study Group
Speaker's Names: Pete Luan Executive Consultant, Westney Consulting Group
Days: Tue 15-April-08 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Houston Racquet Club 10709 Memorial Drive Houston TX 77024
Summary: Planning and executing large, high risk, capital projects in frontier areas means that E&P organizations have had to retool their project delivery systems. While many energy firms have started the development of...
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Horizontal Completions Using a Chemical Packer and BASS Tools
Sponsor: Permian Basin Study Group
Speaker's Names: Aliza Fan Vice-President, Senior Equity Analyst John S. Herold, Inc.
Days: Tue 15-April-08 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: WestLake Club - Carriage Room 570 Westlake Park Blvd. Houston TX USA
Summary: The presentation will discuss an innovative stimulation technique performed on open hole horizontal wells in various formations across the Permian Basin. The paper will discuss and analyze BHP data that was recorded...
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Emergency Management: It is More than a Document
Sponsor: Safety & Environment Study Group
Speaker's Names: Lon Langlois or Dirk Greene Emergency Response/Crisis Management Advisor and Sr. Specialist Hess Corporation
Days: Tue 15-April-08 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: The Petroleum Club of Houston 800 Bell St. Houston TX 77002
Summary: Emergency management requires thorough and thoughtful planning. Lon Langlois of Hess Corporation will share some of his experiences in the field of emergency response and crisis management, answering the question, “Why is planning so important...
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Texas A&M University Student SPE Chapter Meeting
Sponsor: Texas A&M University Student SPE Chapter
Speaker's Names: Internship Workshop
Days: Tue 15-April-2008 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
Location: Texas A&M University RICH 106 507 Richardson Building College Station TX 77843 USA
Summary: All SPE Members are invited to attend! Please contact Stephanie Currie, TAMU Student SPE Chapter President, at stephanie.currie@pe.tamu.edu for details...
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Reserve Overbooking – An Issue of Professional Ethics
Sponsor: Continuing Education Committee
Days: Wed 16-April-08 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: The Petroleum Club of Houston 800 Bell St. Houston TX 77002
Summary: Revelations of financial mismanagement and the resulting increase in legal and regulatory scrutiny have focused attention on how publicly-traded oil and gas companies report and book reserves. In spite of this, reserve overbooking remains a persistent problem...
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Cleveland Formation Horizontal Well Redevelopment Program
Sponsor: Westside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Neil Decker Reservoir Engineer BP America
Days: Wed 16-April-08 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: The WestLake Club - Carriage Room 570 WestLake Park Blvd Houston Texas 77079
Summary: The Cleveland formation is a giant, tight-gas reservoir located across a large portion of the northeastern Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma. Complete development of the Cleveland formation has historically been inhibited by...
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SPE GCS Board of Directors Meeting
Sponsor: Board of Directors
Days: Thu 17-April-08 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM CST
Location: SPE Houston Office 10777 Westheimer Road, Suite 335 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. Anyone is welcome to attend...
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An Overview Risk Analysis for Development Applications
Sponsor: Committee - Continuing Education
Speaker's Names: Mark McLane Partner Rose & Associates, LLP
Days: Thu 17-April-08 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM CST
Location: Petroleum Club 800 Bell Houston Texas 77002
Summary: Course Contents: Introduction to probability and statistics as the language of uncertainty, including a discussion of the different types of distributions and how to apply them; Discussion of the impact of dependencies...
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Downhole Cameras, The Real Story
Sponsor: Completions and Production Study Group
Speaker's Names: Jeff Whittaker DHV Account Manager Expro - Downhole Video Services
Days: Thu 17-April-08 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Houston Texas 77060
Summary: Advances and improvements in downhole cameras over the past 20 years has given downhole video a prominent place in the subsurface engineers toolbox for diagnosing wellbore problems....
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YP Broomball
Sponsor: Young Professionals
Days: Fri 18-April-08 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM CST
Location: Galleria Ice Skating Rink 5805 Westheimer Rd. Houston TX 77056
Summary: Come play an exciting game of Broomball on the ice skating rink in the Galleria with other young energy professionals. The broomball will begin at 8pm and there will be a networking social before at Bennigans...
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Texas A&M University Student SPE Chapter Meeting
Sponsor: Texas A&M University Student SPE Chapter
Speaker's Names: TBA
Days: Wed 23-April-2008 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
Location: Texas A&M University RICH 106 507 Richardson Building College Station TX 77843 USA
Summary: All SPE Members are invited to attend! Please contact Stephanie Currie, TAMU Student SPE Chapter President, at stephanie.currie@pe.tamu.edu for details...
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Future Events



Barnett Shale Completion Evolution - Utilizing Completion Diagnostics To Optimize Close Offset Development And Refracs
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Dick Leonard DFW Business Development Manager ProTechnics
Days: Tue 13-May-08 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 North Chase Houston TX 77060
Summary: Activity in the Barnett shale of North Texas has continued to surge over the past several years, and with this surge in activity has come a steady evolution of completion techniques. Most operators agree that the best Barnett...
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The “Big Crew Change”
Sponsor: Petro Tech Study Group
Speaker's Names: Gerry Ross Vice President PetroSkills
Days: Tue 13-May-08 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST
Location: Sheraton Brookhollow at 290/610 3000 North Loop West Houston TX 77092
Summary: The “Big Crew Change” creates opportunities for current oil patch employees, the young generation of new hires and for those who enter from outside the petroleum industry as “mature hires”. To accelerate industry skills and knowledge...
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2008 Digital Energy Conference - More Bytes and More Barrels
Sponsor: Society of Petroleum Engineers
Days: Tue 20-May-08 8:30 AM to Wed 21-May-08 5:30 PM CST
Location: Westchase Marriott - Houston, 2900 Briarpark Drive, Houston TX 77042 USA
Summary: The Digital Energy Conference was chartered to work at the intersection of computing and communications technology with the upstream oil and gas business. This is a rapidly developing intersection, bringing a renaissance to how we work. The conference will focus on leading edge applications of computing and communications technology to the...
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Gulf Coast Section Awards Banquet
Sponsor: Society of Petroleum Engineers
Speaker: John Hofmeister, President Shell Oil Company
Days: Thu 22-May-08 6:00 PM - to - 10:00 PM CST
Location: Rice Hotel 909 Texas Avenue Houston TX 77002
Summary: Plan to attend an inspirational evening where we will celebrate the multi-faceted achievements of several generations of superstars in the energy industry. The audience will include: SPE - Gulf Coast Section Scholarship and...
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2008 Sporting Clays Tournament
Sponsor: Society of Petroleum Engineers
Days: Fri 6-Jun-08 7:30 AM - to - 5:30 PM CST
Location: Rio Brazos Hunting Preserve, 4430 Guyler Road, Simonton (Wallis) Texas 77485 USA
Summary: On behalf of officers and committee members of the 2008 Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section Sporting Clays Tournament, it is my pleasure to announce this year’s event to be held at Rio Brazos benefitting the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund & Bright Light Foundation.
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Articles/Miscellaneous

Chairman's Corner
Last year, SPE GCS Chair Roger Hite introduced you briefly to the Houston Community College Energy Institute’s Petroleum Engineering Technology (PET) program. The program was in its infancy with initial meetings...

Then and Now
April 1958 - Two MIT professors announce the development of the “thermoelectron engine”, a device that coverts heat generated by any type of fuel into electrical energy. Thermal efficiencies of 30% are expected...
 
SPE-GCS Office is Moving on Up
The SPE-GCS office is moving to the south side of One Westchase Center (our present office building, located at 10777 Westheimer Road) into Suite 1075.  Our new SPE Houston office suite is larger and newly renovated ..

Young Professionals - Applications for YP Board - Deadline April 25,2008
The SPE Gulf Coast Section is now accepting applications for the 2008-2009 Young Professionals Board. This is a unique opportunity to develop your leadership skills, to develop your leadership skills, to work on a diverse team, to assist...

Photo Albums of recent events including 2007 Houston Golf Tournament, Petrobowl, and YP Dinner
Photos of recent events with including The Annual Houston Cup Golf Tournament sponsored by SPE-GCS to raise funds for scholarships and educational opportunities, 2007 Petrobowl, and January YP Development Dinner with Michael Economedies....

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You can now quickly and easily subscribe to a specific study group or committee to receive e-mail information concerning that group’s special events or meetings. Simply logon or register (if you haven’t already) to the SPE GCS Web site...

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