SPE-GCS Newsletter Sponsored by:
The Kemp Group - From Concept through Commercialization

The Kemp Group provides oilfield sales and marketing solutions to the service, supply and drilling industries.
From Concept through Commercialization... www.TheKempGroup.com

SPE-GCS Continuing Education Committee - Would like to know:

What are the chances that you will attend an 8 hr Ethics Class to help fulfill Louisiana P.E. license renewal in July? (please click on your answer):

  1. Unquestionably
  2. Very Likely
  3. I Would Like To
  4. Slim Chance
  5. No Way

Events for May 2004

Offshore Technology Conference
Day: 5/3/2004 9:30 AM
Location: Reliant Center
Summary: Nearly 400 technical papers covering all aspects of offshore operation will bring you the latest in technology. Hundreds of exhibitors display their products and services to improve your offshore operations. Spotlight on Technology recognizes recent technical....

Multiphase Measurement Roundtable
Multiphase Pump User Roundtable
Day: 5/5-6/2004 Please visit pumpjack.tamu.edu for more information.
Location: Houston at the Holiday Inn Select - Greenway Plaza (Highway 59 & Kirby)
Summary: These events are scheduled to coincide with the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). The goal of these meetings is to foster interaction between oil & gas operating companies, manufactures, regulators, researchers, and Texas A&M students in the area of...

“Incident at Morales” (An Engineering Ethics Story)
Sponsor: Facilities & Construction Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Elbert W. Link, P.E., F.NSPE
Day: 5/11/2004 11:30 AM
Location: Wyndham Greenspoint Hotel
Summary: Bert Link will moderate discussion of ethical issues that arise based on the video, “Incident in Morales” (An Engineering Ethics Story). This video was developed by the National Institute for Engineering Ethics (NIEE), Murdough Center for Engineering ...

Boots & Coots Part II (Update on Kuwait and Iraq )
Sponsor: Petro-Tech Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Larry H. Flak, Boots and Coots
Day: 5/11/2004 11:30 AM
Location: Sheraton Houston Brookhollow 3000 North Loop West 77092 (713) 688-0100
Summary: Planned Speaker Larry Flak, Boots & Coots Senior Well Control Engineering Specialist, will present the current well control techniques that have become more prevalent in the past decade on sabotaged burning oil wells in Kuwait and Iraq.

Multi-zone/Single Trip Technology – Sand Control Application, Successful Global Deployment, and Design Overview
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Allen Womble, Baker Oil Tools
Day: 5/11/2004 11:30 AM
Location: Greenspoint Club, 16925 Northchase
Summary: A discussion of a case histories for multiple zone gravel packed and frac packed wells can demonstrate the potential of a one-trip, multi-zone gravel pack/frac pack system. Objectives of the system include improvement of economic margins by maximizing...

Slurry Injection of Drilling Wastes
Sponsor: Safety & Environment Study Group
Speaker''s Name: John Veil, Argonne National Laboratory
Day: 5/12/2004 11:00 AM
Location: Westchase Hilton, 9999 Westheimer
Summary: For the past several years, Argonne National Laboratory has undertaken an evaluation of several methods by which oil and gas well drilling wastes have been injected into underground formations for permanent disposal. Examples of the methods reviewed...

DEPTH - Wellbore Placement
Sponsor: Drilling Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Benny Poedjono, Schlumberger
Day: 5/12/2004 11:30 AM
Location: Houston Petroleum Club, 800 Bell St.
Summary: Depth is one of many factors in defining the wellbore placement/trajectory. Other factors that need to be considered are how the survey is acquired and its measured depth converted to true vertical depth. Better understanding of how wireline and drill pipe depth...

Sharper Business Writing
Sponsor: Continuing Education Committee
Speaker''s Name: Tony Canino, Canino Communications
Day: 5/13/2004 8:30AM
Location: Courtyard Marriott, 12401 Katy Frwy @ I-10/Dairy Ashford
Summary: Sharper Business Writing serves the professional who wants to write more effectively and in less time. This practical course features lively discussions to teach students to deliver what readers want most: brevity and clarity. The course covers essential...

The Last 25 yrs in the Oil Patch – from a Woman’s Perspective.
Sponsor: General Meeting Study Group
Moderator''s Name: Kimberly Dollens - El Paso Production Co.
Speakers: Cheryl Collarini, Fran Steele, Tamara Joslin, Marilyn Wilson
Day: 5/13/2004 11:30 AM
Location: Petroleum Club, 800 Bell St.
Summary: The oil patch has changed greatly in the past twenty-five years, as has the role of women in our society. This session will consist of short presentations from a group of leading oil industry women on relevant topics followed by a panel discussion open to the audience...

Installation of Officers
Sponsor: Auxiliary Committee
Day: 5/14/2004 11:00 AM
Location: Northgate Country CLub
Summary: Contact Frances Fidler (281) 469-4552, Karen Mermis (281) 447-6446, or Ruth Nell Powers (281) 493-2856 for more information...

Well Data Management, Well Work Processes
Sponsor: Digital Energy Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Dr. Jake Booth, Manager Engineering User Support, ExxonMobil
Day: 5/18/2004 11:30 AM
Location: H.E.S.S. Club, 5430 Westheimer
Summary: Dr. Jake Booth will present an overview of a global, multi-year strategy at ExxonMobil, to move toward standard well data management and associated work processes. This initiative is part of a broader effort within ExxonMobil to implement...

Deepwater Reservoir Compaction: The Beauty and the Beast
Sponsor: Westside Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Ahmed Abou-Sayed, Advantek International Corp.
Day: 5/19/2004 11:30 AM
Location: Westlake Club, 570 Westlake Blvd.
Summary: This presentation will focus on the key issues related to reservoir compaction in deepwater offshore environments. These reservoirs are normally over-pressured, under-saturated, and are contained within weak sand/shale sequences that are prone to high pore...
ATW - Gas Condensate Reservoir Development and Management
Sponsor: SPE International Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Panel
Day: 5/19/2004 7:00 AM
Location: South Shore Harbor
Summary: This workshop will provide 2 days and an evening for the discussion of reservoir engineering aspects involved in the development and management of gas condensate reservoirs. The five workshop sessions will be designed to foster maximum discussion...

Post-Enron... Gas Transportation, Trading & Hedging
Sponsor: Business Development Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Tommy Edwards - Cima Energy LLC; Lacy Williams - Texla Energy Management Inc.; Mike Cokinos - Cokinos Energy Crop.
Day: 5/19/2004 5:30 PM
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 3rd Floor
Summary: the program will focus on the challenges in the trading and marketing side of the business after the Enron meltdown. The panelists will provide a background on their company’s assets, clients and strategies. They will include a brief summary of...

Gas Well Drilling & Completions with High Energy Lasers
Sponsor: Emerging Leaders Program Committee
Speaker''s Name: Brian C. Gahan, Gas Technology Institute
Day: 5/19/2004 6:00 PM
Location: Slainte Irish Pub, 509 Main Street (downtown)
Summary: This presentation will review Gas Technology Institute’s laser applications research program for well construction and completion and discuss the advantages of high power fiber laser technology as a significant step forward in realizing initial downhole laser...

Board of Directors Meeting
Sponsor: SPE-GCS Board of Directors
Day: 5/20/2004 7:30 AM
Location: SPE Houston Office Conference Room
Summary: The Gulf Coast Section will hold its monthly Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, 20 May 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 Lizbeth via phone message at (713)779-9595, ext. 613, or e-mail at lortiz@spe.org. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Field Development, Flow Assurance, and Completion Design in the Deepwater Marco Polo Field
Sponsor: Completions & Production Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Kevin Renfro - Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
and Jack Burman - Exploitation Technologies

Day: 5/20/2004 11:30 AM
Location: Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 7787 Katy Frwy
Summary: Challenging flow assurance and field development issues affect both well completion design and production operation strategies. This presentation will focus on how the completion design for the Marco Polo wells addresses these various issues, and will...

ELP Networking Social
Sponsor: Emerging Leaders Program Committee
Day: 5/20/2004 5:30 PM
Location: Bossa Bar, 610 Main Street
Summary: Looking for ways to expand your networking base, make new friends, or just have a good time? Join the Emerging Leaders program (ELP) at our monthly networking socials! These networking social are typically scheduled for the third Thursday of each month....

Top 10 Ways to Ensure Personal Financial Success
Sponsor: Career Management Committee
Speaker''s Name: Lori L. Siegel, CFP
Day: 5/26/2004 11:30 AM
Location: Greenspoint Club, 16925 Northchase
Summary: A career in the oil industry can be a roller-coaster ride, with boom times when you have a lucrative job, and bust times when you are in between jobs. Such an environment can place financial challenges on individuals and families. Oil industry workers need...

Deepwater Well Flow Rates, Actual and Prediction Challenges
Sponsor: Reservoir Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Joe Lach, Knowledge Reservoir LP
Day: 5/27/2004 11:30 AM
Location: The Courtyard on St. JamesPlace, 1885 St. James Place
Summary: Knowledge Reservoir and the DeepStar consortium have compiled a Reservoir Knowledge Base of well productivity metrics for the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The statistical range of peak rate and productivity index for over 250 wells will be discussed including...

Future Events

SPE Awards and Scholarship Banquet
Sponsor: SPE Gulf Coast Section
Speaker''s Name: Matthew R. Simmons, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Simmons & Company International
Day: 6/10/2004 6:00:00 PM
Location: The Petroleum of Club
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 Scholarship winners
  • SPE Scholarship renewals
  • SPE Emerging Leaders Program members
  • SPE Legion of Honor members
  • SPE Auxiliary members
  • Various winners of SPE section awards who will be recognized for volunteerism
  • SPE members and their spouses
Natural Gas Future Demands, an International Study Group Extended Luncheon
Sponsor: International Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Audie Setters, Vice-President, International Marketing and Business Development for ChevronTexaco Global Gas
Day: 6/8/2004 8:30:00 AM
Location: DoubleTree Downtown, 400 Dallas
Summary: North America is anticipated to need new sources of natural gas supplies and significant new liquefied natural gas imports to meet growing demand. The luncheon will be moderated by Dr. Michelle Foss, University of Houston, who will provide introductory comments regarding the high level of interest in the LNG market in the US.

2004 Sporting Clays Tournament
Sponsor: Sporting Clays Committee
Day: 6/11/2004 7:00 AM
Location: Pecan Meadow Sporting Center
Summary: The facility will be open the afternoon of June 10th for pre-registration...
Printable Registration and Sponsorship Forms

Oil and Gas Project Management--Demystified
Sponsor: Facilities & Construction Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Various
Day: 6/18/2004 8:30:00 AM
Location: Omni Houston Hotel Westside
Summary: Daily stories in the trade press report about Oil and Gas projects suffering from cost overruns and schedule delays. With the increasing complexity of today’s projects, the consequences of poor project performance can be significant both financially and ...

Technologist Seminar & Workshop (TSW) 2004
Sponsor: Petro-Tech Study Group
Speaker''s Name: Kimberly B. Dollens, & Panel of Industry Leaders
Day: 7/15/2004 8:00:00 AM
Location: BP Conference Center
Summary: The goal of this seminar is to collaboratively develop written guidelines for the development of core competencies required throughout a Petroleum Tech''s and Technologist''s career within the oil and gas industry. Technician''s can then utilize these ...

Oil Patch Orientation
Sponsor: Continuing Education Committee
Speakers'' Names: John Farina, Ron Hinn, Susan Howes
Day: 7/19/2004 8:30:00 AM
Location: Anadarko Tower, 1201 Lake Robbins Dr., 3rd floor conference center
Summary: This seminar is the most popular SPE program. The course is designed as a nontechnical, audio-visual guided tour through the oil patch, illustrating the basic equipment and techniques used in the discovery, development and production of petroleum.

ATW - Subsea Well Pluag and Abandonment
Sponsor: SPE International Study Group
Speaker''s Name: panel
Day: 7/21/2004 7:00:00 AM
Location: Del Lago Resort
Summary: This workshop will bring together a group of industry specialists in Subsea Well Plug and Abandonment to demonstrate their observations and experience in this type of work. Presentations are planned to cover recent case histories, current methodologies, and...

ELP - 3rd Annual Roughneck Camp
Sponsor: Emerging Leaders Program Committee
Speaker''s Name: Delores Hinkle, Marathon Oil Corporation
Day: 7/22/2004 3:00:00 PM
Location: Marathon Tower
Summary: Roughneck Camp is designed for engineers with less than five years of experience and interns.  It is a great opportunity to meet other young professionals and will feature an introduction to SPE-GCS, a young engineer speaker panel, and a keynote speech

SPE''s Distance Learning - SPE offers five Distance Learning courses, the perfect opportunity to broaden your education and strengthen your career. Invest in your career - enroll today. Visit www.spe.org and go to Continuing Education...


Volunteers Needed for Tech Transfer Committee - A new SPE Technology Transfer Committee is being formed here in the Houston area with a mandate to look at what emerging technology in our industry is being delivered to the Section, as well as options for how all technology could be delivered. If you are interested in being a member of this committee, please contact Tami Joslin, committee chair, joslinth@bp.com, 281.366.5853.

Then & Now
Author: Buddy Woodroof
Summary: Relevant events of May from the years past...

Society of Petroleum Engineers Internship Committee - The SPE-GCS would like to ask for your help. We are looking for companies to help place our scholarship recipients in summer jobs. Please consider reserving a place in your Summer 2004 Internship Program for at least one high school senior SPE-GCS scholarship recipient.

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.

GRADE (Girls Reaching And Demonstrating Excellence) Camp - is a week-long day camp designed for female high school students to discover through hands-on experience what engineering is all about. The camp is open to entering 9th through 12th grade female students with appropriate math and science background for their grade level. Applications...

Advertise with SPE-GCS - There exist a variety of opportunities for organizations involved in the oil and gas industry to advertise in electronic format through the Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section (SPE - GCS).
Ad Placement & Pricing | Ad Specs

Please rate the SPEGCS Newsletter:

Excellent | Above Average | Average  | Just OK | Needs Improvement

Copyright 2000-2001 Society of Petroleum Engineers - Gulf Coast Section.
All Rights Reserved. Privacy Statement.