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Calendar Events for November 2010
SPE-GCS 75th Anniversary party
Day: Saturday 6-Nov-10 7:00 PM
Location: Union Station Lobby - Minute Maid Park 501 Crawford Street Houston, Texas 77002
Summary: 2010 marks the 75thAnniversary of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section (SPE-GCS)! To celebrate 75 years of successful act...
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International: Statoil – Global Business Strategy, Technology Developments & Collaborative Efforts
Sponsor: Study Group - International
Speaker's Name: Dr. Helge Hove Haldorsen, VP Strategy, Statoil Houston
Day: Monday 8-Nov-10 11:30 AM
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston 800 Bell, 43rd Floor Houston, TX 77002
Summary: In this presentation, Dr. Haldorsen will give a brief Statoil business update and discuss Statoil's corporate growth strategy: Steps Statoil takes to maximize the value of t...
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Petro Tech: Top 5 Data Management Challenges
Sponsor: Study Group - Petro Tech
Speaker's Name: Jim Pritchett, President, Petris
Day: Tuesday 9-Nov-10 11:30 AM
Location: Sheraton Brookhollow 3000 North Loop W Houston, TX 77092
Summary: Get Ready: Top 5 Data Management Challenges facing E&P Companies E&P companies face a wide range of challenges in managing their data assets to optimize their firms' growth potential...
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S&E: Gulfwide Offshore Activity Data System in 2011 and Emission Inventory Studies for Offshore OCS Oil & Gas Exploration, Development and Production
Sponsor: Study Group - Safety and Environment
Speaker's Name: Holli Ensz, Physical Scientist, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM)
Day: Tuesday 9-Nov-10 11:30 AM
Location: Petroleum Club 800 Bell Street Houston, TX 77002
Summary: One of the many environmental studies that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) conducts is emissions inventory studies. The purpose of these studies is to...
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Northside: Geodetic Airborne Remote Sensing: Applications in the Petroleum Industry
Sponsor: SPE GCS Northside
Speaker's Name: Ramesh L. Shrestha (1) and William E. Carter (2), (1) NCALM Director; Hugh Roy & Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor. (2) Research Professor & Senior Research Engineer, The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston
Day: Tuesday 9-Nov-10 11:30 AM
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Dr. Houston, TX 77060
Summary: The leading academic geodetic remote sensing center in the nation, the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM), funded by the National Science Foundation, re-located its operational facilities...
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Digital Energy SG: Well Performance Analysis for Tight Gas Sands and Gas Shales in the Digital Age
Sponsor: Study Group - Digital Energy
Speaker's Name: Tom Blasingame, Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering/Texas A&M University
Day: Wednesday 10-Nov-10 11:30 AM
Location: Courtyard on St James 1885 Saint James Pl Houston, Texas 77056
Summary: This work provides a comprehensive overview of the current and emerging digital tools for the analysis and modeling of well performance behavior for tight gas and shale gas reservoir systems. Synthetic...
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Westside: Understanding the Geology of Gas Shales
Sponsor: Study Group - Westside
Speaker's Name: Karen Glaser, G&G Director of Curriculum for DCS, Schlumberger
Day: Wednesday 10-Nov-10 11:30 AM
Location: The WestLake Club - Carriage Room 570 WestLake Park Blvd. Houston, Texas 77079
Summary: Understanding the Geology of Gas Shales: Key to ...
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Drilling SG: Shell's 2020 Vision
Sponsor: Study Group - Drilling
Speaker's Name: Lance Cook, VP Wells Technology, Shell
Day: Wednesday 10-Nov-10 11:30 AM
Location: Greenspoint Club Houston, Texas 77060
Summary: This talk will discuss Shell’s bifurcated technology plan for wells development looking into the future. The strategy is built around high end conventional work in deep water drilling, and a vision to dramatically....
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How the Natural Gas Shales Have Changed the U.S. Merger, Acquisition & Divestment (MA&D) Market
Sponsor: Study Group - General Meeting
Speaker's Name: William (Bill) Marko, Managing Directore, Jefferies & Company
Day: Thursday 11-Nov-10 11:30 AM
Location: Petroleum Club of Houseon 800 Bell Street Houston, TX
Summary: Mr. Marko will discuss how technology improvements have resulted in an abundance of huge new natural gas shale resources that also offer very compelling finding and development costs, thus attracting worldwide a...
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YP: Iran: Energy, Nuclear Ambitions, and Sanctions
Sponsor: SPE-GCS Young Professionals & World Affairs Council
Speaker's Name: Eugene Gholz, University of Texas
Day: Friday 12-Nov-10 12:00 PM
Location: Hilton Americas - Ballroom of the Americas 1600 Lamar Street Houston, TX
Summary: A World Affairs Council of Houston event in partnership with Society of Petroleum Engineers Young Professionals ...
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Permian Basin Study Group - Conformance Engineering: A Process Approach
Sponsor: Study Group - Permian Basin
Speaker's Name: David D. Smith, Occidental Oil and Gas Co.
Day: Tuesday 16-Nov-10 11:30 AM
Location: Westlake Club 570 Westlake Park Blvd 77079, Tx Houston
Summary: Abstract: This article will present a brief but complete outline of a process approach that is designed to improve your understanding and success rate on confo...
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PFC: The Azurite FDPSO-Concept and Challenges
Sponsor: Study Group - Projects, Facilities and Construction
Speaker's Name: Charles White, Vice President of Subsea Facilities Engineering, Doris Inc.
Day: Tuesday 16-Nov-10 11:30 AM
Location: Renaissance Houston Hotel Greenway Plaza 6 Greenway Plaza East Houston, Texas 77046
Summary: The Azurite FDPSO is the world's first floating, drilling, production, storage and offloading (FDPSO) vessel. She was converted at the Keppel Shipyard from the VLCC to FDPSO between July 2007 and Februar...
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Reservoir: Streamline-based History Matching: Field Experiences and Lessons Learned
Sponsor: Study Group - Reservoir
Speaker's Name: Akhil Datta-Gupta, Professor and LeSuer Chair in Reservoir Management, Texas A&M University
Day: Wednesday 17-Nov-10 11:30 AM
Location: Courtyard on St James 1885 Saint James Pl Houston, Texas 77056
Summary: Reconciling high-resolution geologic models to production history is a very time-consuming aspect in reservoir modeling. Current practice still involves a tedious and manual history-matching process that is...
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Bus. Devt: E&P Business Strategies in the New Commodity World
Sponsor: Study Group - Business Development
Speaker's Name: John A. Weinzierl, Managing Director, Houston Office - Natural Gas Partners
Day: Wednesday 17-Nov-10 5:30 PM
Location: Four Seasons Hotel Downtown / Mezzanine, 1300 Lamar, Houston Texas 77010
Summary: November’s meeting will provide insights into selection of the right capital provider for your business, negotiation and maintenance of a relationship that manages risk for both parties, and utilization...
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SPE GCS Board of Directors Meeting
Sponsor: Board of Directors
Speaker's Name:
Day: Thursday 18-Nov-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: Thirty Years of Shale Gas Fracturing: What Have We Learned?
Sponsor: Study Group - Completions & Production
Speaker's Name: George King, Global Technology Consultant, Apache Corporation
Day: Thursday 18-Nov-10 11:30 AM
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northcase Drive Houston, Texas 77060
Summary: Although high gas flow rates from shales are a relatively recent phenomenon, the knowledge bases of shale-specific well completions, fracturing and shale well operations have actually been growing for...
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YP: St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. 5K
Sponsor: Young Professionals
Day: Saturday 20-Nov-10 7:30 AM
Location: Houston Zoo 6200 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX 77002
Summary: Please join the SPEGCS Young Professionals in a family-friendly 5K walk to raise funds that will help St. Jude fight childhood cancer...
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Houston Thanksgiving Superfeast
Sponsor: SPE-GCS
Day: Thursday 25-Nov-10 4:30 AM
Location: Houston City Hall - Tranquility Park 900 Smith Houston, Texas 77002
Summary: Sponsored by Waste Management Inc., the annual Thanksgiving Houston Superfeast will be held Thanksgiving Day (November 25) downtown, outside on the grounds of Houston City Hall...
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Future Events

Career Mgmt: Ethics Training Seminar - 1 Hour Requirement for Texas P.E.
Sponsor: Career Management
Speaker's Name: David Howell, P.E., Director of Licensing, Texas Board of Professional Engineers
Day: Wednesday 1-Dec-10 11:30 AM
Location: Society of Petroleum Engineers Houston Office 10777 Westheimer Road, Suite 1075 Houston, Texas 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...
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General Meeting: ENERGY GEOPOLITICS
Sponsor: API - Houston Chapter
Speaker's Name: Michael Economides, Professor, University of Houston
Day: Tuesday 14-Dec-10 11:30 AM
Location: Petroleum Club of Houseon 800 Bell Street Houston, TX
Summary: The past few years have been eventful in the world of energy and geopolitics. ...
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Northside: Multi Zone Single Trip Completions
Sponsor: SPE GCS Northside
Speaker's Name: Jed Landry, Product Line Manager, Superior Energy Completions Services
Day: Tuesday 14-Dec-10 11:30 AM
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Dr. Houston, TX 77060
Summary: In the early eighties, economical drivers coupled with the demand for change in better completion efficiencies lead to the development of the multi zone system for stacked completions. Over time, risks...
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Articles/Miscellaneous

Chairman's Corner November 2010
According to a panel of industry experts at the opening session of the Annual Technical Conference, America is entering into an era of energy self-sufficiency due to the growth of our natural gas supply...

Then and Now November 2010
November 1950: As was the practice in the Oklahoma oil patch in the 1950’s, it’s time to determine if it’s going to be a cold winter, namely, observe how many nuts the squirrels are gathering and how tight...

14th Annual Petroleum Engineering High School Recruiting Fairs
The Gulf Coast Section holds its annual high school recruiting fairs throughout the Greater Houston Area to encourage talented young students to consider a future in the oil & gas industry. More info and dates can be found here.

Digital Energy Workshop - 9 Podcasts from the event!
This workshop compiled published reports on the value of real time data, and hosted presentations of case studies on its value and benefit. Watch the podcast sections here.

SPE Short Courses Presented in Houston
In an effort 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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