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Events for January 2012

Northside: Evolution of Reservoir Monitoring via Fiber Optic Integration into Deepwater and Land
Speaker's Name: Philippe Legrand, Product Line Manager, Fiber Optics, Baker Hughes
Day: Tuesday 10-Jan-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Houston, TX 77060
Summary: For more than 15 years, fiber optic monitoring tools have been used to acquire real time data as to optimize production, monitor well and infrastructure conditions...
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Drilling: Well Construction Efficiency in the Eagleford: Lessons Learned from Anadarko
Speaker's Name: Mark Sundland, Drilling Engineer Manager, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Day: Wednesday 11-Jan-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Dr. Houston, TX 77060
Summary: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is a major player in the Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas, currently operating 10 horizontal drilling rigs in Dimmitt, Maverick, and Webb Counties. &n...
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General Meeting: New Technologies for Enhanced Oil Recovery
Speaker's Name: James M. Tour, Ph.D., Professor, Rice University
Day: Thursday 12-Jan-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston 800 Bell St. 43rd Floor Houston, TX 77002
Summary: Dr. Tour will present work performed at Rice University toward developing new technologies that will enhance oil and gas recovery. His presentation will include se...
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YP: Friends of Houston Public Library - Book Sale
Day: Saturday 14-Jan-12 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Friend's Warehouse 6510 W. Little York Houston, Texas 77040
Summary: We will be unpacking and sorting books for an upcoming book sale...
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Young Professionals - Channel Fracturing in Horizontal Wellbores: The New Edge of Stimulation Techniques in the Eagle Ford Formation
Speaker's Name: Alejandro Peña, Chemistry and Materials Portfolio Manager, Schlumberger
Day: Tuesday 17-Jan-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston 800 Bell St. 43rd Floor Houston, TX 77002
Summary: The hydraulic channel fracturing technique relies on the engineered creation of a network of open channels within the proppant pack, which provides for highly conductive paths for the flow of fluids from the reservoir to the well...
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Permian Basin: CO2 Strategies: New Sources, New Technologies, New Growth
Speaker's Name: Doug McMorrey, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Kinder Morgan
Day: Tuesday 17-Jan-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Westlake Club 570 Westlake Park Blvd Houston, Texas 77079
Summary: CO2 tertiary recovery was initiated in the Permian Basin in 1972. Since then...
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Westside: Shale Reservoir Properties – Implications for Horizontal Well Completions
Speaker's Name: Randy Miller, President, Integrated Reservoir Solutions
Day: Wednesday 18-Jan-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: The WestLake Club - Carriage Room 570 WestLake Park Blvd. Houston, Texas 77079
Summary: Shale Reservoir Properties - Implications for Horizontal Well Completions ...
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Digital Energy SG: Change Management for Integrated Digital Energy Operations
Speaker's Name: Jess Kozman, Owner, CLTech Consulting
Day: Wednesday 18-Jan-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Courtyard on St James 1885 Saint James Pl Houston, Texas 77056
Summary: Change Management for Integrated Digital Energy Operations One of the frequently overlooked risks of implementing a fully integrated digital energy operation is the impact of change on the organization. A recent project in SouthEast Asia focused on the retrofit required for full real-time instrumentatio...
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Young Professionals: Happy Hour at Hughes Hangar
Day: Wednesday 18-Jan-12 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Hughes Hangar 2811 Washington Ave Houston, TX 77007
Summary: Young Professionals Networking Event in Houston...
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SPE GCS Board of Directors Meeting
Day: Thursday 19-Jan-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...
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PF&C: Avoiding Pitfalls in Shale Developments: Lessons for New Operators, Vendors and Investors
Speaker's Name: George E. King
Day: Monday 23-Jan-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Norris Center City Center 803 Town & Country Blvd #210 Houston, TX 77024
Summary: Avoiding Pitfalls in Shale Developments: Lessons for New Operators, Vendors and Investors George E. King Abstract:During the last ten years, shale developments have produced large amounts of...
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C&P: The Geomechanics of Unconventional Reservoirs - Why it Matters?
Speaker's Name: Larry K Britt, President, NSI Fracturing
Day: Wednesday 25-Jan-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Dr Houston, Texas 77060
Summary: The geomechanics associated with oil and gas reservoirs has always been an issue even in vertical wells. However, now that seventy percent of all wells and nearly one hundred percent of wells in unconventional reservoirs are drilled horizontally it has become an even more important issue...
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Bus. Devt: Financial Tools to Fuel Today’s Unconventional Growth
Speaker's Name: Wil VanLoh, Jr. – Co-Founder, President and CEO – Quantum Energy Partners
Day: Wednesday 25-Jan-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 first meeting of the new year. Quantum's Wil VanLoh, Jr. will share his insights on the financial vehicles companies have been utilizing to facilitate the capital intensive needs to fuel the growth of shales and ...
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Reservoir: E&P Applications of Fiber Optic Technologies
Speaker's Name: Dennis Dria, Petroleum Technology Advisor, Myden Energy Consulting
Day: Thursday 26-Jan-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Courtyard on St James 1885 Saint James Pl Houston, Texas 77056
Summary: Fiber-optic technology, although introduced for use in E&P well and reservoir monitoring only about 15 years ago, has blossomed into a highly reliable set of tools which frequently offer monitoring capability not obtainable with traditional sensors which are either permanently installed or run as loggin...
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SPEI Events

SPEI: Casing and Tubing Design Seminar
Speaker's Name: Peter Erpelding, Consulting Engineer, Viking Engineering
Day: Tuesday 17-Jan-12 8:00 AM to Wednesday 18-Jan-12 5:00 PM
Location: SPEI Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77042
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SPEI: Oil and Gas Reserves - The New SEC Reporting Rules
Speaker's Name: Dr. John Lee, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz cullen Distinguished University Chair and Professor of Petroleum Engineering, University of Houston
Day: Thursday 19-Jan-12 8:00 AM to Friday 20-Jan-12 5:00 PM
Location: SPEI Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77042
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SPEI: Shale Gas Completions, Fracturing and Production
Speaker's Name: Ian Palmer and George King, Higgs-Palmer Technologies and Apache
Day: Wednesday 1-Feb-12 8:00 AM to Thursday 2-Feb-12 5:00 PM
Location: SPEI Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77042
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SPEI - Oilfield Data Mining
Speaker's Name: Shahab Mohaghegh, Founder/President Intelligent Solutions & W. Virginia Univ. Professor
Day: Tuesday 7-Feb-12 9:00 AM to Wednesday 8-Feb-12 5:00 PM
Location: SPEI Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77042
Summary: This 2-day course examines the successful application of Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining (AI&DM) in the E&P industry...
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Events for February 2012

International: Global Competitiveness: the Impact of Local Taxes
Speaker's Name: Kenny Hawsey. Partner, PwC
Day: Wednesday 1-Feb-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Petroleum Club 800 Bell Street, 43rd Floor Houston, Texas 77002
Summary: Update on Global Tax Landscape for Upstream Operations PwC will present an overview of current and proposed legislative changes applicable to upstream operations in some key countries around the world...
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General Meeting: SPE Lecturer:
Speaker's Name: TBD
Day: Thursday 9-Feb-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Petroleum Club 800 Bell Street, 43rd Floor Houston, Texas 77002
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Petro Tech: How Impending Rule Changes at the Railroad Commission May Affect You and Your Company
Speaker's Name: Dorsey Twidwell
Day: Tuesday 14-Feb-12 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Brookhollow Sheraton 3000 North Loop West Houston, TX 77092
Summary: The 2011 legislative session passed two critically important bills affecting the oil and gas industry. One, the hydraulic fracturing bill that outlines hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure requirements and two, the creation of the Oil and Gas Regulation and Cleanup Fund ...
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Northside: Unconventional Reservoir Fracture Evaluation Utilizing Deep Shear-Wave Imaging
Speaker's Name: Doug Patterson, Manager, Drilling & Evaluation Research, Baker Hughes
Day: Tuesday 14-Feb-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Dr Houston, Texas 77060
Summary: Unconventional shale reservoir evaluation and development are extremely challenging. One of the most dominating aspects is permeability, which is measured in the nano-darcy range. Although these wells are stimulated to enhance production, the presence or absence of natural fractures can ...
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Westside: SPE Distinguished Lecturer: Drilling Automation: New Prospects and Prospectors?
Speaker's Name: Fred Florence, 2011-12 SPE Distinguished Lecturer, National Oilwell Varco
Day: Wednesday 15-Feb-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: The WestLake Club - Carriage Room 570 Westlake Park Blvd. Houston, TX 77079
Summary: Rig automation is often seen only as drillfloor robots that mechanize pipe handling to improve safety. By integrating surface and downhole data with dynamic drilling models and the rig's drilling machines we can automate and optimize the drilling process occurring below ...
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Career Management: Ethics Training - 1 Hr. Requirement for Texas P.E.
Speaker's Name: Mr. David Howell, P.E., Director of Licensing, Texas Board of Professional Engineers
Day: Tuesday 21-Feb-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: SPEI Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77042
Summary: The Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section will present a continuing education seminar which will discuss ethics. This 1 hour seminar will qualify attendees for their annual ethics training requirement by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. ...
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PF&C: Use of Composite Material in the Oil and Gas Industry
Day: Tuesday 21-Feb-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Norris Center City Center 803 Town & Country Blvd #210, Houston, Texas 77024 Houston, TX 77024
Summary: Use of Composite Materials in the Oil & Gas Industry Composite materials offer many potential advantages for oil and gas developments based on their low density, corrosion resistance, and excellent fatigue performance...
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C&P: RPSEA Research Experiments on Hydraulic Fracturing in the Marcellus Shale
Speaker's Name: Kent Perry, VP Onshore Programs, RPSEA
Day: Wednesday 22-Feb-12 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Dr Houston, Texas 77060
Summary: Abstract: RPSEA is conducting a research experiment on hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus shale with a consortium of researchers led by Gas Technology Institute. The well wells are Marcellus shale wells drilled by Range Resources ...
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