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Calendar Events for March 2008

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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Increasing the Wellbore Pressure Containment in Gulf of Mexico HP/HT Wells
Sponsor: Drilling Study Group
Speaker's Names: Ron Sweatman, Chief Technical Professional Halliburton
Days: Wed 12-March-08 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: The Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Houston TX 77060
Summary: The presentation covers two wellbore pressure-containment integrity (WPCI) treatments that substantially increased the pressure- containment integrity in 852 ft of open hole in the last sidetrack for the production hole section. This ultimately saved having to set pipe early, which...
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Deliquifying Gas Wells for Full Depletion
Sponsor: Westside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Eileen Paclibon, Reservoir Engineer BP America
Days: Wed 12-March-08 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: The WestLake Club - Carriage Room, 570 WestLake Park Blvd Houston Texas 77079
Summary: Improving gas well recovery by removing wellbore liquids accumulation is of growing interest to the industry. As an example, ALRDC/SWPC sponsors a workshop each year on this topic, and attendance has grown from 250 in 2003 to 650 in...
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SG - CO2 Plays & Pipelines in a High Price Volatile Market
Sponsor: Business Development Study Group
Speaker's Names: Tracy Evans – Senior VP Reservoir Engineering, Denbury Resources Inc., TBA – Worldwide Engineering & Technical Services, Occidental, TBA- Kinder Morgan Energy Partners
Days: Wed 12-March-08 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST
Location: Four Seasons Hotel 1300 Lamar St. Houston Texas 77010
Summary: Improving gas well recovery by removing wellbore liquids accumulation is of growing interest to the industry. As an example, ALRDC/SWPC sponsors a workshop each year on this topic, and attendance has grown from 250 in 2003 to 650 in...
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Creating Short Multi-Laterals Using Acid in Carbonate Reservoirs
Sponsor: Permian Basin
Speaker's Names: Steven Craig Region Engineer BJ Services
Days: Tue 18-March-08 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CST
Location: The WestLake Club - Carriage Room 570 WestLake Park Blvd. Houston TX 77079
Summary: A novel effort to improve production from carbonate reservoirs has been gaining considerable worldwide interest. The technique involves pumping acid to create new multi-lateral production tunnels...
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The float over installation market: What’s present and what’s next?
Sponsor: Projects, Facilities and Construction
Speaker's Names: Jan Wolter Oosterhuis, Manager of Business Development, Dockwise and Steven Byle, Chief Technology Officer, Dockwise/OKI
Days: Tue 18-March-08 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CST
Location: Omni Hotel @ Westside 13210 Katy Fwy. Houston TX 77079
Summary: Currently, there is high demand for new integration methods for topsides both onto jackets and floating structures. Oil companies like to minimize risk and costs in offshore installation methods and as such float over...
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TCEQ Pollution Prevention Program Update
Sponsor: Safety and Environment
Speaker's Names: Jan Wolter Oosterhuis, Manager of Business Development, Dockwise and Steven Byle, Chief Technology Officer, Dockwise/OKI
Days: Tue 18-March-08 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CST
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston 800 Bell Street Houston TX 77002
Summary: Danielle L. Doss is an Engineering Specialist with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Mrs. Doss has been with the agency for over four years. Before joining the Pollution Prevention and Education Section, Mrs. Doss worked in...
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SPE GCS Board of Directors Meeting
Sponsor: Board of Directors
Days: Tue 18-March-08 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 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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Improving Sandstone Acidizing
Sponsor: Completion and Production
Speaker's Names: John Gidley Founder John L. Gidley and Assc.
Days: Thu 20-March-08 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 North Chase Houston TX 77060
Summary: Removing damage from oil wells completed in sandstone formations often involves the use of dilute solutions of hydrofluoric acid. Unfortunately, this process, called conventional acidizing often stimulates water production...
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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 / ...
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Texas A&M University Student SPE Chapter Meeting
Sponsor: Texas A&M University Student SPE Chapter
Speaker's Names: TBA, El Paso
Days: Tue 25-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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Future Events



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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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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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
GOT HELP? Enrollments are up in almost all petroleum engineering departments across the country and K-12 outreach programs like those conducted here in the Gulf Coast Section are stimulating increased interest for future engineering and geosciences students. However, the growth of one of the most...

Then and Now
March 1958, Who were the top 3 refiners in the U.S. in 1957? Shell, Gulf, Texaco? Nope….Standard Oil of New Jersey, Standard Oil of Indiana, and Socony....

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...

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 for the day. About 60% are needed in the morning and ...

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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