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Calendar Events for March 2010

A Comparison of the Haynesville and Eagle Ford Shale
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Richard K. Stoneburner, President and COO - Petrohawk Energy Corporation
Days: Tues 9-Mar-10 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Greenspoint Club, 16925 Northchase Dr., Houston TX 77060
Summary: The presentation will cover a case study on comparison of Eagle Ford and Haynesville operations and completions.
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Microsoft Office 2007 New Features
Sponsor: Petro-Tech Study Group
Speaker's Names: Jewel London, Master Instructor/Project Management Consultant - New Horizons
Days: Tues 9-Mar-10 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
Location: Sheraton Brookhollow; Hwy 290 & 610 Loop, 3000 North Loop West, Houston TX 77092
Summary: Office 2007 New features: The Office Button menu, the Ribbon, the mini toolbar, the quick access toolbar and the status bar...
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Addressing Drilling Challenges in Petrobras’ Cascade and Chinook Developments
Sponsor: Drilling Study Group
Speaker's Names: J.C. Cunha, Well Operations Manager - Petrobras America
Days: Wed 10-Mar-10 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Greenspoint Club, 16925 Northchase Drive, Houston TX 77060 USA
Summary: Currently some of the most challenging wells being drilled by our industry are located in deepwater zones in the GOM. Many of those wells are in water depths of 8,000 ft or more and some....
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How GE Plans to Change the Game...Subsea
Sponsor: General Meeting
Speaker's Names: Manuel Terranova, Senior Vice-President - GE Oil & Gas
Days: Wed 11-Mar-10 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston, 800 Bell Street, Houston Texas 77002 USA
Summary: The subsea industry has innovated, developed and matured over the last 30 years. Subsea equipment has been widely field proven although the next decade of field developments are likely...
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Worldwide Overview of Offshore Production Systems
Sponsor: Projects, Facilities and Construction Study Group
Speaker's Names: Bruce Crager, VP Subsea - Independent Consultant
Days: Tues 16-Mar-10 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Drive, Houston TX 77024 US
Summary: This presentation will cover the different types of Floating Production Systems with comments as to the advantages and disadvantages of each. The bulk of the presentation is focused on the...
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Capturing By-Passed Pay
Sponsor: Westside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Paul Worthington, Gaffney, Cline & Associates - Principal Adviser
Days: Tues 17-Mar-10 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: The WestLake Club Carriage Room, 570 WestLake Park Blvd, Houston Texas 77079
Summary: Pay is the thickness of a reservoir rock that contains significant quantities of potentially exploitable hydrocarbons. By-passed pay relates to movable hydrocarbons that cannot be drained...
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How Does Your Organization Communicate with Other Companies Outside Your Firewall?
Sponsor: Completions & Production Study Group
Speaker's Names: Joseph Yoklavich, Client Executive - Aconex
Days: Thur 18-Mar-10 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Greenspoint Club, 16925 Northchase Drive, Houston Texas 77060 US
Summary: How does your organization communicate with other companies outside your firewall? We will be addressing the collaboration needs of large construction projects worldwide. What are other...
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SPE GCS Board of Directors Meeting
Sponsor: Board of Directors
Days: Thur 18-Mar-10 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM CDT
Location: SPE Houston Office, 10777 Westheimer Road, Suite 1075, 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...
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The Little Black Book of Safety
Sponsor: Safety and Environment Study Group
Speaker's Names: Bill Arnold, General Manager Health, Safety and Environment - ConocoPhillips' Worldwide Upstream Business
Days: Tues 16-Mar-10 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Houston Petroleum Club, 800 Bell Street, Houston Texas 77002 USA
Summary: Bill Arnold authored a book entitled "The Little Black Book on safety" that he developed for ConocoPhillips while he was based in Aberdeen, Scotland. This practical book was inspired by...
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“I’m Spartacus! Will the Real Eagle Ford Shale Please Stand Up?”
Sponsor: Business Development Study Group
Speaker's Names: Dick Stoneburner, President & COO - Petrohawk Energy Corporation
Days: Wed 24-Mar-10 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 1300 Lamar St., Houston Texas 77010
Summary: Join the Business Development Study Group at the Four Seasons Hotel as we hear from three distinguished speakers on recent developments in the Eagle Ford Shale, whose characteristics...
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The Equations Archie Forgot: Anisotropy of the Rocks
Sponsor: Reservoir Study Group
Speaker's Names: Carlos F. Haro, Senior Engineering Advisor - Occidental Oil & Gas
Days: Thur 25-Mar-10 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Courtyard on St James, 1885 St James Place, Houston TX 77056 USA
Summary: Archie’s empirical equation is extensively used to estimate hydrocarbons in place.This power-laws combination has stood the test of time with little changes.However, it is still poorly understood...
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Future Events

Corporate Governance & Responsibility Through Partnerships
Sponsor: General Meeting
Speaker's Names: Fernando Paiva, Manager for Policy, Government & Public Affairs - Chevron Upstream Oil & Gas
Days: Thur 8-April-10 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston, 800 Bell Street, Houston Texas 77002 USA
Summary: Africa is facing many challenges in its social and economic development. Companies in all industries are increasingly evaluated in terms of how they contribute to this development. The concept of...
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Sequestering Carbon Dioxide in a Closed Underground Volume
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Christine A. Ehlig-Economides, Ph.D., M.S., B.A., Professor of Petroleum Engineering Texas A&M University
Days: Tues 13-April-10 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Greenspoint Club, 16925 Northchase Dr., Houston TX 77060
Summary: The capture and subsequent geologic sequestration of CO2 has been central to plans for managing CO2 produced by the combustion of fossil fuels. The magnitude of the task is...
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Alternative Energy – Is It Ready to Help?
Sponsor: Projects, Facilities and Construction Study Group
Days: Tues 13-April-10 8:00 AM - 5:15 PM CDT
Location: Renaissance Houston Hotel Greenway Plaza, 6 Greenway Plaza East, Houston TX 77046
Summary: Alternative energy sources are being considered and developed on an international basis and the oil and gas energy industry is contributing heavily to this effort. Which of these...
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Articles/Miscellaneous

Chairman's Corner March 2010
"Invite Someone to a Meeting" Month - When was the last time you invited someone to join you at an SPE Gulf Coast Section event? I’m ashamed to say, I haven’t done so either...

Then and Now March 2010
March 1950 Perforating Guns Atlas Corp. reports the development of a new radioactive well logging method which gives both a gamma ray and a neutron log from one instrument in a single run...

Volunteer and Sponsor Recognition
Want to recognize an individual's efforts or a company's support? Now you can! Volunteer Recognition and Sponsor Appreciation forms are now online.

Geoscience Technology Workshops
AAPG has several Geoscience Technology Workshops planned in 2010. The first of these is the "Deepwater and Ultra Deepwater Reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico". One feature of this workshop that is new to AAPG is the intense focus on discussions and exchanges of ideas. More info on the event here.

Ted Frankiewicz Podcast Available
Distinguished Lecturer, Ted Frankiewicz has more than 30 years' experience with Occidental Petroleum, Unocal Corp., Natco Group, and, currently, SPEC Services....

SPE Short Courses Presented in Houston
In efforts to support and build career and lifelong learning needs, SPE has just completed construction of a training center in Houston. This facility will allow SPE to provide a variety of cost-effective continuing education courses year round. View the Houston schedule and register here.

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