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Events for December 2004

Holiday Social
Sponsor: Safety & Environment
Day: 12/3/2004 6:00 PM
Location: Braeburn Country Club, 8101 Bissonet, Houston, TX  77074  
Summary: This is a holiday social for all SPE members organized by the Safety & Environment study group. Please bring your spouses/partners. Dress code for the event is business casual. There will be a cash bar. Music and entertainment will be provided.

Deep Gas Well Stimulation Workshop
Sponsor: PTTC Texas Region
Speaker''s Name : Pinnacle Technologies
Day : 12/8/2004 10:00 AM
Location : Houston Core Research Center, 11611 West Little York Road, Houston, Texas 77041
Summary: Pinnacle Technologies recently conducted a study on hydraulic fracturing of deep gas wells for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The study consisted of an assessment of current and projected U.S. deep gas drilling activity, review of...


Lessons Learned from Integrated Analysis of GOM Drilling Performance
Sponsor: Drilling Study Group and Houston Chapter of AADE
Speaker''s Name: Bob Meize, Deepwater Drilling Manager, Anadarko Worldwide
Day: 12/9/2004 11:30 AM
Location: Petroleum Club, 800 Bell St. Suite #4300, 800 Bell St. Suite #4300, Houston, TX  77002
Summary: Offshore drilling continues to be extremely cost intensive where $50-million wells are not uncommon. This paper discusses lessons learned and potential benefits from a comprehensive analysis of Gulf of Mexico historical data...

Water Isolation Preplanning and Remedial
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker''s Name: C.O. “Doc” Stokley AND Robert D. Sydansk
Day: 12/14/2004 11:30 AM
Location: Greenspoint Club, 16925 Northchase, Houston, TX
Summary: Part 1, Bob Sydansk: An introduction to, and an overview of, the widely applied and highly effective chromium(III)-carboxylate/acrylamide-polymer (CC/AP) gel water-shutoff and sealant technology will be presented – with the emphasis being on...

SPE-GCS General Meeting
Sponsor: SPE-GCS and API
Speaker''s Name: Philip Carroll, Sr. Advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Oil
Day: 12/14/2004 11:30 AM
Location: Petroleum Club, 800 Bell Street, Houston, TX  77002  
Summary: Title: Reconstruction of the Iraqi Oil Industry Philip Carroll was appointed by the United States Department of Defense to serve as the first Senior Advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Oil in early 2003 and served in Iraq from April through September of that year...

HGS Course - Petroleum Reserves - Part 1 of 3

Sponsor: HGS Continuing Education Committee
Speaker''s Name: John Hodgin and Thomas Wagenhofer
Day: 12/15/2004 7:30 AM
Location: Noble Energy, Tenth-Floor Conference, 100 Glenborough Drive, Houston, TX  77067
Summary: As a result of the announced reserve writedowns in 2003 and 2004, there will be increased attention to the process of estimating and reporting reserves. This heightened scrutiny will come from financial analysts, investors, rating agencies, banks...

SPE-GCS Board of Directors Meeting
Sponsor: GCS Board of Directors
Speaker''s Name:
Day: 12/16/2004 7:30 AM
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 on Thursday, 16 December from 7:30 am to 10:30 am. Please register so that we may have a proper headcount for breakfast goodies. Register online or R.S.V.P. to...

Use of 21st Century Computing and Communications Technologies to Make Effective Drilling Decisions
Sponsor: SPEGC Digital Energy Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Keith Womer
Day: 12/21/2004 11:30 AM
Location: HESS Club, 5450 Westheimer, Houston, TX  77056
Summary: In the good old days, all you needed to drill a good well was a Martin Decker Weight Indicator and a good drilling crew. However, today''s rigs use sophisticated drilling equipment, like top drives and pipe racking equipment, and execute intricate...

Articles/Miscellaneous

From the Chair - All organizations need a good plan, and every three years in the SPE-GCS we develop a new Long Range Plan.  The SPE-GCS published its 2004-2007 Long Range Plan (LRP) in May of 2004, so by now our 13 study groups and 19 committees...

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 professional contributions to the worldwide oil and gas industry...

Scholarships
Scholarship applications are due Feb. 15, 2005 for high school seniors.

P-R-O-F-E-S-S-I-O-N-A-L - I decided to look up the word professional the other day. I was determined to seek a method to transfer its meaning to a given organization, such as the SPE Gulf Coast Section. Along the way I learned something about people...

About Iraq''s Oil Production - In early August 2003, the Coalition Provisional Authority put the cost of rehabilitating Iraq''s oil sector to its prewar state at $1.144 billion, according to the Energy Information Agency. Much of this work is being performed by...

What''s Online - New job postings! Visit the career management section on our Web site to search for jobs, post a resume, or browse employment resources. Then improve your networking while learning new skills at the next Career Management Standing Meeting.

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