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Calendar Events for February 2008

Texas A&M University Student SPE Chapter Meeting
Sponsor: Texas A&M University Student SPE Chapter
Speaker's Names: Derek Nelms, Hughes Christiansen & David Rickabaugh, Baker Hughes
Days: Tue 5-February-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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Update on Coiled Tubing Drilling Technologies
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Dean Fanguy & Mike Ohanian, Business Development Managers, Baker Hughes
Days: Tue 12-Feb-08 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: The Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Houston TX 77060
Summary: This presentation will discuss the market for coiled tubing drilling and an overview of the technologies being employed on re-entry projects...
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MWD Operations Using a High Speed Drillstring Telemetry Network
Sponsor: Drilling Study Group
Speaker's Names: Ralf Zaeper Wired Pipe Project Lead, Baker Hughes
Days: Wed 13-Feb-08 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Petroleum Club - 43rd Floor, 800 Bell Street, Houston TX 77002 USA
Summary: This presentation details the lessons learned and value derived from the use of an ultra-high speed drill string telemetry network and compatible rotary steering, drilling dynamics and advanced formation evaluation measurement tools while drilling multiple laterals of an extended...
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Assessment of Forecast Uncertainty in Mature Reservoirs
Sponsor: Reservoir Study Group
Speaker's Names: Jorge L. Landa, 2007 - 2008 SPE Distinguished Lecturer, Senior Advisor Reservoir Engineering, Chevron Energy Technology Company
Days: Wed 13-Feb-08 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: The Courtyard @ St. James 1885 St. James Place Houston Texas 77056 USA
Summary: Facing the current challenge of oil industry, modern and efficient reservoir management is necessary. Making the right decision of reservoir development utilizing all available data in a timely manner is the key of successful operation. For mature reservoirs this requires high quality uncertainty assessment of...
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Facilities Engineering - Who Needs It Anyway?
Sponsor: General Meeting Study Group
Speaker's Names: Kenneth E. Arnold, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Engineer, AMEC
Days: Thu 14-Feb-08 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Petroleum Club, 43 Floor, EXXON-MOBIL Building 800 Bell Street Houston Texas 77002 USA
Summary: Ken Arnold is a well know figure in the SPE Gulf Coast Section and the engineering community in Houston. This talk is NOT a talk for just Facilities Engineers. It’s for anyone involved in project or field development that needs to have a better understanding of how sound Facilities Engineering...
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Computational Fluid Dynamics - What Can It Do For You?
Sponsor: Projects, Facilities and Construction Study Group
Speaker's Names: Lanre Oshinowo, Anysys; Juan Pontaza, Shell; Reynaldo Gomez, Nasa
Days: Tue 19-Feb-08 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Houston Racquet Club 10709 Memorial Dr. Houston TX 77024
Summary: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is used in many industries for design and troubleshooting; aerospace, food, and petroleum to name a few. Airplane and spacecraft, industrial mixers, and combustion reactors are all designed with CFD. Through CFD, the effects of wind and ocean currents on fluid-structure interactions can...
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America's Energy Epicenter
Sponsor: Permian Basin Study Group
Speaker's Names: Stephanie Sparkman Volunteer Executive Director, West Texas Energy Technology Initiative (ETI)
Days: Tue 19-Feb-08 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Westlake Club - Carriage Room 570 WestLake Park Blvd. Houston TX 77079 USA
Summary:The Permian Basin is tremendously blessed with a plethora of almost all the natural assets from which to create energy. Understanding all sources of energy coupled with the growing demand for energy will lead to a long and fruitful, mutually beneficial relationship between the Earth and her keepers. Together with Dr. Richard Erdlac, Mrs. Sparkman coined a phrase which...
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Texas A&M University Student SPE Chapter Meeting
Sponsor: Texas A&M University Student SPE Chapter
Speaker's Names: Bill Roby
Days: Tue 19-February-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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Stimulation Flowback Management: Keeping a Good Completion Good
Sponsor: Westside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Dan Gunderson Region Technical Manager BJ Services
Days: Wed 20-Feb-08 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Westlake Club - Carriage Room 570 WestLake Park Blvd. Houston TX 77079 USA
Summary:All oil and gas well stimulation processes, but particularly hydraulic fracturing, require a post-stimulation flow period to prepare the well for long-term production. Many consider this period to be the most critical time in the life of the well. Intensive management of flowback...
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SPE GCS Board of Directors Meeting
Sponsor: Board of Directors
Days: Thur 21-Feb-08 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM CDT
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 for breakfast goodies. Register online or RSVP to Aishat via phone message at (713)779-9595, ext. 621, or via e-mail at aadamu-oneal@spe.org. Anyone is welcome to attend.
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Successful Hybrid Slickwater Fracture Design Evolution – An East Texas Cotton Valley Taylor Case History
Sponsor: Completions and Production Study Group
Speaker's Names: Pat Handren Engineer Ascent Operating
Days: Thu 21-Feb-08 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 NorthChase Dr Houston Texas 77060
Summary: As the development of tight/unconventional and partially depleted gas reservoirs has increased, so has the demand for more innovative hydraulic fracture designs. Operators are increasingly placing proppant with slickwater, linear gel or hybrid fracture designs....
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Future Events



Texas A&M University Student SPE Chapter Meeting
Sponsor: Texas A&M University Student SPE Chapter
Speaker's Names: Nathan Meehan
Days: Tue 4-March-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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Enhanced Oil Recovery Technology – Enabling A Bright Future for Mature Assets
Sponsor: Petro Tech Study Group
Speaker's Names: Ron Hinn Technical Staffing Consultant, Occidental Oil and Gas
Days: Tue 11-March-08 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST
Location: Sheraton Brookhollow at 290/610 3000 North Loop West Houston TX 77092
Summary:With a majority of the world’s oil reserves being classified as “mature” – today’s energy companies are having to apply enhanced oil recovery techniques in order to extend producing field lives significantly beyond that of primary depletion. Just what “makes” a successful CO2 or Thermal Flood...
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Advanced Multi-Zone Stimulation Technology (MZST)
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Tom Juranek Subsurface Engineering Advisor ExxonMobil Production Company
Days: Tue 11-March-08 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: The Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Houston TX 77060
Summary: Advanced Multi-Zone Stimulation Technology (MZST) is an ExxonMobil patented and licensed method of completing wells with multiple zones requiring fracture stimulation. This technology was developed for Tight Gas developments such as ExxonMobil's Piceance asset in Northwest Colorado...
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Introduction to Drilling - Continuing Education
Sponsor: Continuing Education
Speaker's Names: Tom Carter Training Alliance Coordinator, BP/Chevron Drilling Training Alliance
Days: Thu 20-March-08 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM CST
Location: BP/Chevron Drilling Training Alliance 3901 Briarpark Dr Houston TX 77042
Summary: Agenda: Introduction / Drilling Equipment / Well Construction / Downhole Drilling Tools / Directional Drilling / Drilling Fluids / Well Cementing / Offshore Operations / Completion Types / Unscheduled Events & Hole Problems / Formation Evaluation / Well Control and ...
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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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2008 35th Annual SPE-GCS Golf Tournament
Sponsor: Golf Committee
Days: Mon 18-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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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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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. Correction: Tournament Contact Information & Application updated with new info and price. Visit the website for the latest information correcting the printed insert in the SPE-GCS February Newsletter.
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Articles/Miscellaneous

Chairman's Corner
Here we are in the dead of winter, and, of all things, I want to talk about golf, tennis, and shooting. I would like to highlight those special SPE GCS events that take us outside and give us the chance to socialize with our fellow SPE members while fulfilling..."

Then and Now
February 1958, R&D labs, including those at Atlantic Richfield, Humble Oil Co., Phillips Oil Co., and Schlumberger Ltd., are reportedly working feverishly on a downhole device for measuring hole deviation...

Young Professionals Gulf Coast Section Paper Contest
The SPE Gulf Coast Section Young Professionals Committee invites all engineers with 0-10 years experience to submit their abstract for the1st Annual Young Professionals Paper Contest. Submit your topic as an abstract before the deadline...

SPE 2008 Award Nominations due 2/15/2008
Nominations for 2008 awards are due by 15 February 2008. You can access Society-wide award criteria and nomination forms online at SPE.org here: http://www.spe.org/speawards.

2008–09 SPE GCS Board Positions Selected
The SPE Gulf Coast Section board of directors approved the following slate of officers and directors as nominations for 2008–09 at the December board meeting. According to SPE GCS bylaws...

Judges Needed for the upcoming Science & Engineering Fair of Houston
Volunteers contact the Community Services Committee. Judging this year (the 49th) will be held at the Brown Convention Center, Hall E on Friday, March 14, 2008. In the Earth and Space Sciences Division, 45 to 50 judges are normally needed...

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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