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Calendar Events for May 2010

Northside: Petrophysical Evaluation of Shales for Well Completion Decisions in Resource Plays
Sponsor: SPE GCS Northside
Speaker's Name: Brian LeCompte, Geoscientist, Baker Hughes, Inc
Day: Tuesday 11-May-10 11:30 AM
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Dr. Houston, TX 77060
Summary: Shales are complex and heterogeneous but their petrophysical properties can be assessed with the proper tools and methods. New logging technology such as elemental spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic...
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Petro Tech: Optimization and Adaptive Simulations for the Optimal Well-Rate Allocation Problem
Sponsor: Study Group - Petro-Tech
Speaker's Name: Marco Enriquez, Rice University
Day: Tuesday 11-May-10 11:30 AM
Location: HOUSTON BROOKHOLLOW SHERATON Hwy 290 & 1 610W 3000 North Loop West Houston, TX 77092
Summary: The optimal well-rate allocation problem (OWRA) can be stated as the following: given a model of a reservoir and locations of injecting and producing wells, find the well rates (defined over time)...
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Drilling Study Group - Ethical Principles in Business
Sponsor: Study Group - Drilling
Speaker's Name: James Pappas, Vice President - Technical Programs, Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America
Day: Wednesday 12-May-10 11:30 AM
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Drive Houston, TX 77060
Summary: Business Ethics: A Different Look...
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Emerging Deepwater Drilling Technologies
Sponsor: Baker Hughes
Speaker's Name: Ananth Srinivasan, Senior Project Manager, Baker Hughes
Day: Thursday 13-May-10 11:30 AM
Location: Petroleum Club, 43rd Floor, ExxonMobil Building 800 Bell St, 43rd Floor Houston, Texas 77002
Summary: Come join the Young Professionals as we hear from Ananth Srinivasan on the latest advances in deepwater drilling techniques and technology. These innovations allow us to unlock previously...
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Reservoir Forum
Sponsor: Study Group - Reservoir
Speaker's Name:
Day: Friday 14-May-10 8:00 AM
Location: Hess Corporation Conference Center, One Allen Center 500 Dallas St Houston, TX 77002
Summary: Please join us for a forum to discuss timely and applied, practical reservoir topics. The forum will consist of three 90 minute sessions...
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Permian Basin: Seminole San Andres Unit Residual Oil Zone CO2 Flood
Sponsor: Study Group - Permian Basin
Speaker's Name: Scott Biagiotti, Production Optimization Advisor, Global Production Excellence Group, Hess Corporation
Day: Tuesday 18-May-10 11:30 AM
Location: Westlake Club 570 Westlake Park Blvd. Houston, TX 77079
Summary: The life of Seminole San Andres Field, which was discovered in 1936, is being extended by development of the Residual Oil Zone (ROZ) by Hess Corporation. The San Andres formation, the most...
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S&E: Water Resource Challenges in the Marcellus and Haynesville Shale Formations
Sponsor: Study Group - Safety and Environment
Speaker's Name: Kayli Clements, Sr. Environmental Scientist, M-I SWACO
Day: Tuesday 18-May-10 11:30 AM
Location: Houston Petroleum Club 800 Bell St Ste 4300 Houston, TX 77002
Summary: The presentation will discuss the current situation surrounding water usage and treatment standards in the U.S. Shale gas plays, this will be focused in the Marcellu...
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PF&C: The First FPSO in US GoM – The 14 Year Journey
Sponsor: Study Group - Projects, Facilities and Construction
Speaker's Name: Peter Lovie
Day: Tuesday 18-May-10 11:30 AM
Location: Houston Racquet Club 10709 Memorial Drive Houston, TX 77024
Summary: The April feature with this title in SPE’s Journal of Petroleum Technology is discussed by its author, exploring the insights to be gained from key managers in GoM operators, the regulatory...
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SPE Gulf Coast Section Awards Banquet
Sponsor: Board of Directors
Speaker's Name: Commissioner Victor G. Carrillo, Chairman, Texas Railroad Commission
Day: Tuesday 18-May-10 6:00 PM
Location: Rice Hotel 909 Texas Avenue Houston, Texas 77054
Summary: Although hydrocarbon resources are still abundant, an ever increasing pace of investment and technology will be required to extract and bring these resources to market. To meet this challenge...
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Westside: Where Does the Salt Come from in Gas Shale Developments?
Sponsor: Study Group - Westside
Speaker's Name: Mike Conway, President, Stim-Lab
Day: Wednesday 19-May-10 11:30 AM
Location: The WestLake Club - Carriage Room 570 WestLake Park Blvd Houston, Texas 77079
Summary: High salinity produced fluids are often associated with gas shale developments. Opinions vary widely regarding the source of the salt, and it is often suggested that “slickwater fracs” are successful...
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SPE GCS Board of Directors Meeting
Sponsor: Board of Directors
Speaker's Name:
Day: Thursday 20-May-10 7:30 AM
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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C&P: Good Fracturing Practices and Multi-Stage Fracturing System Solutions
Sponsor: Completion & Production Study Group
Speaker's Name: Dan Themig, CEO, Packers Plus Energy Services
Day: Thursday 20-May-10 11:30 AM
Location: Greenspoint club 16925 Northchase Houston, TX 77060
Summary: Good fracturing practices have been developed over the past 50 years and have been applied across a great variety of formations worldwide. With advent of horizontal multi-stage fracturing...
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Khurais Field Development, Saudi Arabia
Sponsor: Study Group - General Meeting
Speaker's Name: Kwaku Temeng, Director of Upstream Research, Aramco Services Company
Day: Wednesday 26-May-10 11:30 AM
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston, ExxonMobil Bldg. 43 Floor 800 Bell Street Houston, Texas 77002
Summary: This presentation will describe the development of the ...
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Business Development: Anadarko Petroleum Transaction Tour: A “Buffet” Review of Recent Deals
Sponsor: SPE Business Development Study Group
Speaker's Name: Jerry Windlinger, VP USBD; Philip Holmes, BD Manager Rockies; Susan Holley, BD GM Southern US and Appalachia; Craig Collins, Mgr, Corporate Development Finance, Anadarko Petroleum
Day: Wednesday 26-May-10 5:30 PM
Location: FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, 2nd Floor Mezzanine and Meeting Rooms - Hors D'oeuvres Provided, Cash Bar 1300 Lamar St., Between Caroline & Austin Houston, Texas 77010
Summary: Join the Business Development Study Group at the Four Seasons Hotel as we hear from Anadarko Petroleum on recent transactions supporting Anadarko's strategy....
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Reservoir: A Better Way to Forecast Production in Unconventional Gas Reservoirs
Sponsor: Study Group - Reservoir
Speaker's Name: John Lee, Regents Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University
Day: Thursday 27-May-10 11:30 AM
Location: Courtyard on St James 1885 St James Place Houston, TX 77056
Summary: For many decades, a standard method of forecasting future production in conventional oil and gas reservoirs has been to use Arps production decline equations. One of the limitations of the Arps...
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Future Events

YP 2010 Emerging Engineers Conference - Riding the Energy Roller Coaster: Challenges, Innovations & Opportunities
Sponsor: Young Professionals
Speaker's Name: Panel of Speakers
Day: Thursday 3-Jun-10 7:30 AM
Location: Hilton Houston Westchase 9999 Westheimer Road Houston, TX 77042
Summary: Young Professionals Join 2010 SPE Emerging Engineers Conference! ...
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2010 Digital Energy Workshop: The Value of Real Time Data
Sponsor: SPE Gulf Coast Section and SPE Real Time Optimization Technical Interest Group
Speaker's Name:
Day: Tuesday 8-Jun-10 8:30 AM
Location: Crown Plaza River Oaks Hotel 2712 Southwest Freeway Houston, TX 77098
Summary: Some years ago, the industry was challenged with target values that could be gained from the creation of Digital Oilfields. Since...
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2010 Sporting Clays Tournament
Sponsor: Sporting Clays
Day: Friday 11-Jun-10 7:30 AM
Location: Rio Brazos Hunting Preserve 4430 Guyler Road Simonton (Wallis), Texas 77485
Summary: On behalf of the officers and committee members of the 2010 Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section Sporting Clays Tournament, it is our pleasure to announce this year’s event. Prior to detailing this year’s tournament, we would like to take this opportunity to...
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Articles/Miscellaneous

Chairman's Corner May 2010
International Study Group. At a minimum Houston is a major oil and gas center, while for many it is the energy capital of the world. No matter what camp you find yourself in, you must admit Houston reflects...

Then and Now May 2010
AMay 1955 Within a couple of weeks of reports that a rich bed of uranium ore had been discovered on a ranch in Southwest Texas…hardware stores are reportedly selling out of Geiger counters, the Texas...

Volunteer Opportunity - YP and the Children's Museum of Houston
During your volunteer experience, you have the chance to interact with kids and help out with action-packed exhibits! Contact Lucas_Smith@ryderscott.com or Kimberly_Thames@oxy.com with any questions or visit the SPEGCS Volunteer Opportunity page for more info.

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
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