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Events for May 2012 Speakers: Courtney Stephens, President, QED Energy Training
Day: Tuesday 8-May-12 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Sheraton Brookhollow 3000 North Loop West Houston, TX 77092
Summary: To explain what it means to go beyond the traditional role of technician, one must first define the role of "technician." Wow, that's a task. 
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Northside: Cross-Play Shale Gas Well Performance Analysis

Speakers: Mark Miller and Narayan Nair, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Reservoir Engineer, Object Reservoir
Day: Tuesday 8-May-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Houston, TX 77060
Summary: Shale resource plays often present formidable reservoir management challenges, particularly with regard to capital utilization and allocation. In spite of significant measurement and analysis, uncertainty typically remains in the physical characteristics of the stimulated reservoir volume (SRV).
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Oil Patch Orientation

Speakers: John Farina, Ron Hinn, Brian Musso, Ken Arnold, Marty Stetzer
Day: Wednesday 9-May-12 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Hilton Westchase 9999 Westheimer Road Houston, TX 77042
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Young Professionals: 2-Step Dance Lessons!

Day: Wednesday 9-May-12 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Wild West 6101 Richmond Ave. Houston, TX 77057
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SPE GCS Board of Directors Meeting

Day: Thursday 10-May-12 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Location: SPE Houston Office 10777 Westheimer Rd, 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 food. Register online or RSVP to Sharon via phone message at (713) 779-9595, ext. 821.
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General Mtg: Shale Gas, Emerging Fundamentals, and Geopolitics

Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Medlock, Baker Fellow Energy & Resource, Baker Institute at Rice University
Day: Thursday 10-May-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Petroleum Club, 43rd floor, ExxonMobil Building 800 Bell St Houston, TX 77002
Summary: During the past decade, innovative new techniques involving the use of horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing have resulted in the rapid growth in production of natural gas from shale. 
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Reservoir Technology Symposium
Day: Friday 11-May-12 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: HESS Tower 1501 McKinney Houston, TX 77010
Summary: Come see the latest in Reservoir Engineering topics at this one day symposium hosted by the Reservoir Study Group. 6 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be awarded for this Forum. 
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Permian Basin: LWD Borehole Imaging Enhances Completion Design for More Production & Reduces Risk

Speakers: Mike E Rosenmayer, US Land Business Development Manager LWD & Formation Evaluation, Baker Hughes
Day: Tuesday 15-May-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Westlake Club 570 Westlake Club Houston, TX 77079
Summary: LWD Borehole Imaging Enhances Completion Design for More Production & Reduces Risk: • LWD borehole imaging enables a clear concise 20/20 360 degree view of the borehole structural and sedimentary geology that other services i.e. Gamma Ray imaging and seismic cannot deliver. • 
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Westside: Bakken Formation of Eastern Williston Basin

Speaker: Bill Holcomb, Senior Applied Engineer, Baker Hughes
Day: Wednesday 16-May-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: The WestLake Club - Carriage Room 570 WestLake Park Blvd. Houston, Texas 77079
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Sharing Southwestern Energy's Drilling Data Vision

Speaker: Mark Reynolds, Staff Drilling Data Analyst, Southwestern Energy
Day: Wednesday 16-May-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Courtyard on St James 1885 Saint James Pl Houston, Texas 77056
Summary: Southwestern Energy's focus on learning as applied to land-based drilling challenges is explored. Drilling data is examined as an asset to the organization; specifically, the logistics of data asset acquisition and retention, and the potential to improve overall drilling operations. 
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Children's Museum of Houston 2012 Young Inventors Showcase

Day: Saturday 19-May-12 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Children's Museum of Houston 1500 Binz Houston, TX 77004
Summary: Annual Young Inventors' Showcase at the Children's Museum of Houston The Young Inventors' Showcase of Houston encourages the budding inventor in every child by providing a platform for children to share and celebrate their invention ideas. 
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C&P: Characterizing Reservoir Properties using Diagnostic Fracture Injection Testing (DFIT)
Speaker: Dave Cramer, Engineering Fellow, ConocoPhillips
Day: Wednesday 23-May-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Dr Houston, Texas 77060
Summary: Diagnostic fracture injection testing (DFIT) is an efficient way to derive in-situ information in many rock types. With this technique, a modestly-sized hydraulic fracture is created in the target interval (pay zone or bounding interval) and pressure fall-off during the shut in period is analyzed.
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Bus. Dev.: Unleashing the Bounty of Marcellus and Utica: Williams’ Atlantic Access and Other Marketing Growth

Speakers: Kirk Blackim – Manager, Commercial Development, Williams Midstream, Eastern Region; Ross Conatser - Sr. Marketing Services Representative for Business Development, Williams Transcontinental Gas Pipeline
Day: Wednesday 23-May-12 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Four Seasons Hotel 1300 Lamar, Between Caroline & Austin Houston, Texas 77010
Summary: Join the Business Development Study Group at the Four Seasons Hotel for our last meeting of the season. Williams' Kirk Blackim and Ross Conatser will share their insight on the rapidly expanding marketing options for the increasing bounty of Western Pennsylvania Marcellus and Eastern Ohio Utica.
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SPE-GCS Annual Awards Banquet

Speaker: Felipe Bayon, Senior Vice President, Special Projects, BP
Day: Wednesday 23-May-12 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Rice Hotel 909 Texas Avenue Houston, Texas 77002
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 annual SPE-GCS Awards Banquet recognizes the high school seniors and college students who have received an SPE-GCS scholarship.
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Reservoir: SPE Distinguished Lecturer - Applying HPAI Techniques to Recover Deep, Heavy Oil With In-Situ Combustion

Speaker: Myron Kuhlman, MK Tech Solutions, Inc
Day: Thursday 24-May-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Courtyard on St James 1885 Saint James Pl Houston, Texas 77056
Summary: Light-oil air injection is a well-developed technology that has broad applications in deeper, hotter reservoirs that are good gas-injection candidates. Modern air injection technology has been developing for over 30 years and has a record of decades of safe operation.
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SPEI Events
Speaker's Name: Alok Jain, Director, Asset Management Solutions
DayMonday 7-May-12 8:30 AM to Tuesday 8-May-12 5:30 PM
LocationSPEI Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77042 
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SPEI: Horizontal Well Completions
Speakers: 
Aaron Burton and Sudiptya Banerjee, Baker Hughes
DayTuesday 5-Jun-12 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
LocationSPEI Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77042 
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SPEI - Unconventional Gas Fundamentals
Speaker: Steve Hennings, Unconventional Gas Manager, Source Rock Engineering
DayThursday 21-Jun-12 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
LocationSPEI Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77042 
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SPEI - Shale Gas Development

Speaker: Steve Hennings, Unconventional Gas Manager, Source Rock Engineering
DayFriday 22-Jun-12 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
LocationSPEI Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77042 
SummaryThis 1-day course covers the basic geological aspects and key properties of shale gas.

Events for June and July 2012 Location: Rio Brazos Hunting Preserve 4430 Guyler Road Simonton (Wallis), Texas 77485
Day Friday 22-Jun-12 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
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Young Professionals - Hydraulic Fracturing Fundamentals

Speaker: Dr. Ali Daneshy, President, Daneshy Consultants International
Day: Tuesday 12-Jun-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston 800 Bell St. Houston, TX 77002
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YP: Roughneck Camp (RNC) 2012
Day: Thursday 28-Jun-12 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Schlumberger-WesternGeco 10001 Richmond Avenue Houston, Texas 77042
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Emerging Engineers Conference (EEC) 2012
DayThursday 26-Jul-12 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Location2000 St. James Pl. Houston, Texas 77056 
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Articles and Miscellaneous
Then & Now May 2012
Author: Buddy Woodroof
May 1919 The oilfields of North and West Texas will soon have YMCA accommodations similar to those in the army cantonments, according to the State Secretary of the YMCA. The plan calls for huts to be set up in the oilfields for the convenience and recreation of workers employed in those areas. $$ One of the hottest-selling business machines in oilfield offices is the mimeograph duplicator. (Boomers remember.)  [More Info] 
 
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