SPE-GCS e-newsletter November 2009

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Calendar Events for November 2009

Continuing Education - Oil Patch Orientation
Sponsor: Continuing Education
Speaker's Names: John Farina, Marty Stetzer, Ron Hinn, Ken Arnold & Susan Howes
Days: Tue 3-Nov-09 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM ADT
Location: Hilton Houston North, 12400 Greenspoint Drive, Houston TX 77060
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...
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Northside Group: Oil Shale ICP - Colorado Field Pilots
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Thomas Fowler, Project Leader - Shell International, Houston, TX
Days: Thurs 10-Nov-09 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Greenspoint Club, 16925 Northchase Dr., Houston TX 77060
Summary: The massive size of the oil shale resource in the Western USA, particularly in the Green River Basin, has attracted numerous commercialization attempts from industry over the last 100 years. Although...
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Petro Tech - “You Wanted Change, and You Got It: The New SEC Reserves Definitions”
Sponsor: Petro Tech Study Group
Speaker's Names: Stuart L. Filler, Sr. Staff Reservoir Engineer - Southwestern Energy
Days: Thurs 10-Nov-09 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
Location: Brookhollow Sheraton Hotel, 3000 North Loop West, Houston TX 77092
Summary: After 30 years of Regulation S-X and FASB 69, the SEC finally agreed that change to reserves definitions for financial disclosures was warranted. With the capable guidance of the Academic Fellow...
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Current Status & Future of Subsea Production Systems
Sponsor: General Meeting Study Group
Speaker's Names: Stephen Barrett, General Manger - Western Hemisphere Subsea Systems - FMC Technologies, Inc.
Days: Thurs 12-Nov-09 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston, ExxonMobil Bldg., 800 Bell Street, Houston Texas 77002 USA
Summary: This presentation will review challenges (old and new) that impact our ability to produce oil and gas in the offshore environment. Technology that can be used to overcome these challenges will be...
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PF&C: Floater Engineering in Arctic Conditions
Sponsor: Projects, Facilities and Construction Study Group
Speaker's Names: John Murray, Director – Technology Development FloaTEC
Days: Tue 17-Nov-09 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Drive, Houston TX 77024 US
Summary: Increased oil prices have renewed interest in the arctic especially in view of the large potential reserves expected to be found there. In fact, the National Geological Society estimates that...
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S&E: Workers' Health & Safety (Health Risk and Impact Assessments)
Sponsor: Safety and Environment Study Group
Speaker's Names: Julie McCashin, MPH, VP - Health Services Development International SOS Assistance, Inc.
Days: Tue 17-Nov-09 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Houston Petroleum Club, 800 Bell Street, 43rd Floor, Houston Texas 77002 USA
Summary: For HSE managers, there is a tremendous focus on keeping the workforce safe and healthy. Most are well aware of the challenges of operating in remote and underdeveloped and areas and...
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Permian Basin: After-Closure Analysis for Unconventional Reservoirs and Completion
Sponsor: Permian Basin Study Group
Speaker's Names: M. Y. Soliman - Halliburton Energy Services
Days: Tue 17-Nov-09 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Westlake Club, 570 Westlake Park Blvd., Houston TX 77079 USA
Summary: Published techniques for after-closure analysis of fracturing data usually assume the presence of a vertical fracture intersecting a vertical well. In addition, these published techniques usually assume...
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Drilling: Distinguished Lecturer Presentation - Multiple Pay Tight Gas Sands, Can the Lessons Learned in the Rockies Help You?
Sponsor: Drilling Study Group
Speaker's Names: Mike Eberhard, P.E., SPE Distinguished Lecturer, Technical Manager - Halliburton
Days: Wed 18-Nov-09 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Greenspoint Club, 16925 Northchase Dr., Houston TX 77060
Summary: In tight gas sand provinces such as the Rocky Mountain region of North America, more than 90 percent of new wells require hydraulic fracturing to be economic. With the growing development of...
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Business Development: Marcellus Rex – the New King of Shales?
Sponsor: Business Development Study Group
Speaker's Names: Marshall D. (Mark) Smith, Chief Financial Officer - Ultra Petroleum; C.H. (Scott) Rees III, Chairman and CEO - Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc.
Days: Wed 18-Nov-09 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM ADT
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 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 three distinguished speakers on recent activity and future direction of the Marcellus Shale. The popular format...
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Reservoir: Closed Loop Field Management
Sponsor: Reservoir Study Group
Speaker's Names: Tom Webb - Shell
Days: Thurs 19-Nov-09 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Courtyard on St James, 1885 St James Place, Houston TX 77056 USA
Summary: Shell's Smart Fields(r) program focuses on continuous asset performance improvement over all timescales from seconds and minutes to months and years. At the heart of such a capability lies a...
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Westside: Realizing the Full Potential of Hydraulic Fracturing
Sponsor: Westside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Joseph Ayoub, Schlumberger - 2009-10 SPE Distinguished Lecturer
Days: Thur 19-Nov-09 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Westlake Club, 570 Westlake Park Blvd., Houston TX 77079 USA
Summary: Significant improvements have been made in hydraulic fracturing over the past few decades, particularly in modeling, materials, delivery equipment and monitoring, and the technology footprint...
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Future Events

Northside: A Comparison of the Haynesville and Eagle Ford Shale
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Richard K. Stoneburner, President – Chief Operating Officer Petrohawk Energy Corporation
Days: Thu 8-Dec-09 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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General Meeting
Sponsor: General Meeting Study Group
Speaker's Names: David Pursell, Manager - Macro Research Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., LLC
Days: Thurs 10-Dec-09 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston, ExxonMobil Bldg., 800 Bell Street, Houston Texas 77002 USA
Summary: David Pursell is the Head of Macro Research at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. and was one of the founding partners of Pickering Energy Partners, Inc. Mr. Pursell is responsible for macro-oil...
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Leadership Forum - Coaching Towards Competence
Sponsor: Career Management
Speaker's Names: Robin Kessler, Career Consultant
Days: Thurs 10-Dec-09 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Location: HESS Club, 5430 Westheimer Road, Houston TX 77056 USA
Summary: In the Coaching Towards Competence presentation, Ms. Robin Kessler will review ways for managers to help their employees improve their ability to (1) recognize accomplishments that prove...
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Articles/Miscellaneous

Chairman's Corner November 2009
Young Professionals - Are You Missing Opportunities and Fun? What is a Young Professional (YP)? Do you know about the Gulf Coast Section YP program? Have you attended any YP events? YP...

Then and Now November 2009
November 1959 On the heels of their success in using microbes to help locate oil deposits, Louisiana State University researchers have begun investigating the use of microbes to “refine” oil by converting its...

Community Services New Initiative
Calling all Do It Yourself people with a desire to give back to the community. SPE GCS is looking to participate in Rebuilding Together Houston’s Safer Home Program wheel chair ramp construction...

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.

Enrich Your Area High School Student's College Experience
The Gulf Coast Section is hosting career fairs throughout the Houston area in the upcoming month of November. These career fairs are intended to reach out to high school students as they prepare for...

New Podcast Available
Watch Distinguished Lecturer Andrew Glickman's presentation from Spetember's S&E presentation, "Understanding and Minimizing the Environmental Impact of Offshore Drilling Discharges"...

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