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Calendar Events for October 2007


Jack Well Test Opens Door to Lower Tertiary Reservoir
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Corey Aures, Project Manager - Testing & Completions Schlumberger
Days: Tue 9-Oct-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Greenspoint Club, 16925 Northchase, Houston TX 77060 USA
Summary: While multiple penetrations of the Lower Tertiary / Wilcox Formation had been achieved, its commercial potential remained in question. The Chevron Jack Well Test, executed during the summer of 2006 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, helped more clearly define the magnitude of this reservoir...
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Texas A&M University Student SPE Chapter Meeting - Women in Industry Seminar
Sponsor: Texas A&M University Student SPE Chapter
Days: Tue 9-Oct-07 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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More Ultradeepwater Drilling Problems
Sponsor: Drilling Study Group
Speaker's Names: John Shaughnessy, Drilling Engineer, BP America
Days: Wed 10-Oct-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Petroleum Club - Coastal Room 800 Bell Street Houston TX 77002 USA
Summary: This presentation is a collaborative effort by experienced engineers from three premier deepwater operators: BP, Chevron and Anadarko. In 1999 an SPE paper (52782) identified and documented solutions to a number of drilling problems encountered in ultradeepwater drilling. Since that time...
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Innovation in the Oil Field -- YOU can do it!
Sponsor: General Meeting Study Group
Speaker's Names: Phiroze Patel, SPE Distinguished Lecturer, Innovation Director, Aera Energy LLC
Days: Thu 11-Oct-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Petroleum Club - 43 Floor 800 Bell Street Houston TX 77002 USA
Summary: Huge capital costs, operating costs, and environmental exposure make the upstream oil and gas business a naturally conservative system. Innovation is recognized as necessary, but how does one fit these creative and "random" activities into the overarching conservative backdrop?...
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Texas A&M SPE Student Chapter Sporting Clay Tournament Fundraising Event
Sponsor: Texas A&M University Student SPE Chapter
Days: Sat 13-Oct-07 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM CDT
Location: Gunsmoke Shooting Range 10076 County Road 295 Snook TX 77878 USA
Summary: On behalf of the student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers at Texas A&M University, we would like to invite you to participate in the 2007 SPE Sporting Clay Tournament Fundraising Event. The goal for this event is to raise enough money to send a representative group to the annual SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (ATCE)...
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Use of a Disconnectable, Dynamically-Positioned, Ship-Shaped Floating Production Unit for the Phoenix Development
Sponsor: Projects, Facilities and Construction Study Group
Speaker's Names: Cory Weinbel, Director, Helix Energy Solutions Group
Days: Tue 16-Oct-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Wyndham Greenspoint 12400 Greenspoint Drive Houston TX 77060 USA
Summary: Helix Energy Solutions Group (Helix) is developing a disconnectable, dynamically-positioned (DP) ship-shaped floating production unit called "Helix Producer I" for use on the ERT-Helix Phoenix development in the Gulf of Mexico in the second half of 2008. The Phoenix development is...
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Successful Acid Stimulation of the San Andres Formation
Sponsor: Permian Basin Study Group
Speaker's Names: Arthur Steven Metcalf, Region Technical Representative, BJ Services
Days: Tue 16-Oct-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Westlake Club - Carriage Room 570 Westlake Park Blvd Houston TX 77079 USA
Summary: San Andres producers in several areas of Gaines County, Texas are limited on stimulation injection rates due to the proximity of potential water producing intervals. The San Andres is a dirty dolomite formation with a bottomhole temperature of approximately 135°F. Usage of acid to stimulate the formation...
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Pressure Variation Inside the Hydraulic Fracture and Its Impact on Fracture Propagation, Conductivity, and Screenouts
Sponsor: Westside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Ali Daneshy, President Daneshy Consultants International
Days: Wed 17-Oct-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Westlake Club - Carriage Room 570 Westlake Park Blvd Houston TX 77079 USA
Summary: Field measurement of fluid pressure inside hydraulic fractures shows rapid pressure decline along the fracture length. Actual field measurements show the rate of this pressure decline depends on fluid injection rate. The consequence...
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SPE GCS Board of Directors Meeting
Sponsor: Board of Directors
Days: Thur 18-Oct-07 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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24th Annual SPE-GCS Tennis Tournament
Sponsor: Tennis
Days: Fri 19-Oct-07 4:00 PM - Sat 20-Oct-07 8:00 PM CDT
Location: The Houston Racquet Club 10709 Memorial Drive Houston TX 77024
Summary: We are pleased to announce the 24th Annual Society of Petroleum Engineers - Gulf Coast Section Tennis Tournament which will be held on October 19 & 20, 2007 at The Houston Racquet Club located at 10709 Memorial Drive in Houston, Texas. Tournament activities will begin on Friday evening with registration starting at 4:00 pm...
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Texas A&M University Student SPE Chapter Meeting
Sponsor: Texas A&M University Student SPE Chapter
Days: Wed 24-Oct-07 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! No SPE-GCS Online Registration for this Event - Please contact Stephanie Currie, TAMU Student SPE Chapter President, at stephanie.currie@pe.tamu.edu for details....
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Devon's Strategy In The Deepwater GoM
Sponsor: Reservoir Study Group
Speaker's Names: Stephen J. Hadden, VP Exploration & Production, Devon Energy
Days: Thu 25-Oct-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: The Courtyard @ St. James, 1885 St. James Place Houston TX 77056 USA
Summary: This presentation will focus on one company’s strategy for the Lower Tertiary trend in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Said to be “the biggest discovery in the United States since Prudhoe Bay 38 years ago” the Lower Tertiary presents industry with a number of significant technological hurdles. One important participant in solving those challenges is...
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Completion & Production Study Group: Forces That Will Shape Intelligent-Wells Development
Sponsor: Completions & Production Study Group
Speaker's Names: Derek Mathieson, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer, WellDynamics
Days: Thu 25-Oct-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 NorthChase Dr Houston Texas 77060 USA
Summary: Petroleum engineers have moved beyond experimenting with intelligent well completions to applying the technology as an integral part of their active reservoir management strategies. As the industry migrates to even broader application of intelligent completion technology – focusing on field-wide, rather than well-specific...
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Oil Patch Orientation
Sponsor: Continuing Education Committee
Speaker's Names: John Farina, Ron Hinn, Susan Howes, Ken Arnold
Days: Thu 25-Oct-07 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM CDT
Location: Houston Museum of Natural Science One Hermann Circle Drive Houston Texas 77030
Summary: This seminar is the most popular SPE program. The course is designed as non-technical audio-visual guided tour through the oil patch, illustrating the basic equipment and techniques used in the discovery, development and production of petroleum.
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The Oil and the Glory - The Pursuit of Empire and Fortune on the Caspian Sea
Sponsor: Young Professionals
Speaker's Names: Steve Levine, Energy Correspondent The Wall Street Journal
Days: Mon 29-Oct-07 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CDT
Location: Petroleum Club 800 Bell St, #4300 Houston TX 77002 USA
Summary: Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the people of Central Asia have experienced wars fought on ethnic, cultural and political grounds. Despite these historical difficulties, Central Asian countries are at the threshhold of development as they attract foreign investments. Today, the need to secure energy resources is a priority for world leaders; they turn to Central Asia...
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Future Events


Petroleum Reserves Estimates - Where We Have Been, Where We Are, And Where We Appear To Be Headed
Sponsor: General Meeting Study Group
Speaker's Names: Ronald Harrell, 2007 - 2008 SPE Distinguished Lecturer, Chairman, Ryder Scott Company
Days: Thu 8-Nov-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Petroleum Club, 43 Floor, ExxonMobil Building 800 Bell Street Houston Texas 77005 USA
Summary: Global events from Baghdad to Beijing and from The Hague to Houston over the recent past have ignited worldwide interest on oil and gas reserves. This renewed, expanded attention has clearly illustrated that the term “reserves” is widely misunderstood and abused ...
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Managed-Pressure Drilling With Dynamic Annular Pressure-Control System Proves Successful in Redevelopment Program on Auger TLP in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico
Sponsor: Drilling Study Group
Speaker's Names: Mark Chustz, Sr. Drilling Engineer, Shell
Days: Wed 14-Nov-07 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Dr Houston TX 77060 USA
Summary: Access to previously unattainable offshore drilling targets continues to expand through advancements in Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) and Dynamic Annular Pressure Control (DAPC) technologies since their first application on the Mars TLP in 2005...
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SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE 2007)
Sponsor: Society Of Petroleum Engineers
Speaker's Names: Various
Days: Sun 11-Nov-07 7:00 AM - to - Wed 14-Nov-07 4:30 PM CST
Location: Anaheim Convention Center 800 West Katella Avenue Anaheim CA 92802 USA
Summary: The SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) is the leading technical conference in the E&P world, bringing together emerging technologies, the latest innovations, leading-edge companies, and thousands of engineers, scientists, managers, and executives...
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The Seventh Colloquium on Petroleum Engineering Education (CPEE)
Sponsor: Society Of Petroleum Engineers
Speaker's Names: Various
Days: Sun 11-Nov-07 7:00 AM - to - Wed 14-Nov-07 4:30 PM CST
Location: The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center
Summary: The CPEE is convened by SPE and the Association of Heads of US Petroleum Engineering Schools. Important issues for the industry as it strives to obtain the high-quality professionals needed to conquer tomorrow’s technical and social challenges will be discussed....
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Articles/Miscellaneous

Chairman's Corner
"Enhancing the image of our industry and our profession is an important, but less visible, component of the Gulf Coast Section’s mission statement and strategic plan. Although the Gulf Coast Section cannot,..."

Then and Now
October 1957 How big are oil tankers getting these days? Bethlehem Steel is building a supertanker for Onassis Interests (Remember… Jackie’s second husband?) that will be larger in total tonnage ...

SPE Honors and Awards
SPE honors and awards recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the industry, the engineering profession, or to SPE. We’re pleased to announce that Gulf Coast Section members will be well represented in the honors and awards winners.

Gulf Coast Section Awards Banquet Slide Show
The slides from the SPE-GCS Annual Awards Banquet are posted on the website. If you missed the celebration in June, take a moment to review the slides so you can congratulate your fellow SPE members on their accomplishments.

President’s Award for Excellence—9th in a Row!
For the ninth year in a row, SPE selected the Gulf Coast Section to receive the 2007 SPE President’s Award for Section Excellence. This prestigious award recognizes SPE sections whose efforts in member programs, technology ...

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