SPE-GCS e-Newsletter Sponsored by: Hexion - Events and announcements for September and October 2009

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Calendar Events for September 2009

MST (Multizone, single trip) Completions, DeepWater Case History
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Jack Sanford, Completion Engineering Consultant - ENI/Noble
Days: Tue 8-Sep-09 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST
Location: Greenspoint Club, 16925 Northchase Dr., Houston TX 77060
Summary: Multizone single trip systems are currently being evaluated for deep water lower tertiary (LT) trends where multiple sand-control completion intervals are required. However, this technology can be...
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The Economy - Implications for Oil & Gas
Sponsor: General Meeting Study Group
Speaker's Names: Scott Nyquist, Director - Houston Office McKinsey & Company
Days: Thu 10-Sep-09 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston, 800 Bell Street, Houston Texas 77002 USA
Summary: Given the energy market’s strong correlation with the economy, the speed of the overall recovery is the single most important factor impacting the outlook for the oil and gas industry...
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S&E: Offshore Arctic - Discharge and Relief Well Challenges
Sponsor: Safety and Environment Study Group
Days: Tue 15-Sep-09 - Wed 16-Sep-09
Location: Omni Hotel - Westside, 13210 Katy Freeway, Houston TX USA
Summary: Offshore Arctic drilling and production operations present many challenges. Two major challenges are managing the waste stream and ensuring that well control procedures, processes...
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Offshore Wind Power at Greater Gabbard: A Case Study
Sponsor: Projects, Facilities and Construction Study Group
Speaker's Names: Michael Bateman, P.E., VP of Technology and Sales - Heerema Fabrication Group Engineering
Days: Tue 15-Sep-09 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Drive, Houston TX 77024 US
Summary: Wind Power is an up-and-coming technology that is finding its way offshore. Turbines have grown and become more efficient, allowing them to be economically placed in ever deeper waters. In...
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Petro Tech Study Group Luncheon
Sponsor: Collarini Energy Staffing Safety and the Petro Tech Study Group
Speaker's Names: Suzanne del Rosario-Davis, Consultant - Halliburton Software & Asset Solutions
Days: Tue 15-Sep-09 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM CDT
Location: SHERATON / Brookhollow, 3000 North Loop West, Houston TX 77092 USA
Summary: Aries - Incremental Economics. Hints & Shortcuts of Aries in general and highlight what is in the latest release. Aries R5000 - the latest version of Aries....
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Implementation of Novel Tar Casing Drilling Tool in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico
Sponsor: Drilling Study Group
Speaker's Names: John Connor, Drilling Superintendent - Chevron
Days: Tue 15-Sep-09 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Greenspoint Club, 16925 Northchase Drive, Houston TX 77060
Summary: Unexpected tar encounters have derailed many drilling programs in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. In late 2007, while drilling Chevron's Big Foot #3 appraisal well, an extremely mobile...
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CO2 EOR Carbon Balance
Sponsor: Permian Basin Study Group
Speaker's Names: Charles E. Fox, Vice President - Kinder Morgan CO2 Company
Days: Tue 15-Sep-09 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Westlake Club, 570 Westlake Park Blvd., Houston TX 77079
Summary: How much CO2 could EOR actually sequester in the U.S.? CO2 EOR is thought by many to be a first step in getting Carbon Capture and Storage started. But is the amount of CO2 that is delivered...
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Bakken - the Oil Resource Play
Sponsor: Business Development Study Group
Speaker's Names: James J. Volker, CEO - Whiting Petroleum Corporation; Lance Langford, Executive Vice President of Operations - Brigham Exploration Company; Jeff Vaughan, President - Tracker Resources
Days: Wed 16-Sep-09 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM CDT
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 two distinguished speakers on recent activity and forward direction of the Williston Basin’s Bakken oil...
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After the Shale-Gas Multi-Stage Frac
Sponsor: Westside Study Group
Speaker's Names: George King, Consultant
Days: Wed 16-Sep-09 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
Location: The WestLake Club - Carriage Room, 570 WestLake Park Blvd, Houston Texas 77079
Summary: Although gas shales have proven to be a very valuable resource, our thinking concerning the gathering of stimulation and operating information definitely needs a step-change when it comes to...
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SPE-GCS Board of Directors Meeting
Sponsor: Board of Directors
Days: Thu 17-Sep-09 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM CDT
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 goodies...
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Riserless Subsea Intervention: A Path Going Forward
Sponsor: Completions & Production Study Group
Speaker's Names: David T. Law, Sr. Project Engineer - Superior Energy Services, EPM Group
Days: Thu 17-Sep-09 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Greenspoint Club, 16925 North Chase Drive, Houston Texas 77060 US
Summary: A 30 minute presentation will be given on “Riserless Subsea Intervention: A path going forward.” An operational explanation of the riserless sub-sea intervention system will be given with...
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Understanding and Minimizing the Environmental Impact of Offshore Drilling Discharges
Sponsor: Safety and Environment Study Group
Speaker's Names: Andrew Glickman, 2009-2010 SPE Distinguished Lecturer - Chevron
Days: Tue 22-Sep-09 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Houston Petroleum Club, 800 Bell St Ste 4300, Houston Texas 77002 USA
Summary: New environmental regulations and higher expectations from partners and external stakeholders are driving the industry to better manage the offshore discharge of drilling muds and cuttings. In some...
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Powerwave - Injection Technology
Sponsor: Reservoir Study Group
Speaker's Names: John Warren, Vice President of Operations and Business Development and J. Brian Brazeal Sr., Technical Sales - Wavefront Technology SolutionsUSA Inc.
Days: Thu 24-Sep-09 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Courtyard on St James, 1885 St James Place, Houston TX 77056
Summary: In the oil industry, any progress in technologies designed to enhance production is most commonly based on empirical discoveries, and only later followed by attempts to develop a...
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Future Events

2009 Petrobowl
Sponsor: Young Professionals Study Group
Days: Mon 5-Oct-09 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM ADT
Summary: The SPE-GCS Young Professionals Committee is hosting their 8th Annual PetroBowl in conjunction with the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) on Monday, October 5, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana...
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Crossing the Technology Chasm
Sponsor: General Meeting Study Group
Speaker's Names: Steve Jacobs, President - RMI
Days: Thurs 8-Oct-09 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston, 800 Bell Street , Houston Texas 77002 USA
Summary: Steve Jacobs is President of RMI, a division of Decision Strategies, Inc. The market consulting firm specializes in the worldwide petroleum industry. He founded RMI in 1984, and is recognized as one...
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Cementing solutions for CO2 and other corrosive environments
Sponsor: Permian Basin Study Group
Speaker's Names: Andreas Brandl, Research Scientist - BJ Services Company
Days: Mon 12-Oct-09 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Westlake Club, 570 Westlake Park Blvd., Houston TX 77079 USA
Summary: Well cementing is a fundamental and essential part during the exploration of a well. The primary goals of the annular cement sheath in wells are zonal isolation, supporting the casings and protecting...
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Training – Can you afford not to do it?
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Ian Davidson, VP for Training and Marketing - Blade Energy
Days: Tue 13-Oct-09 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Greenspoint Club, 16925 Northchase Dr., Houston TX 77060
Summary: The ups and downs of the oil and gas industry are not advantageous to the continuity and availability of key engineering skills, in particular in drilling operations and well engineering...
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Pulling Your BOP Stack or Not? A Systematic Method to Making this Multi-million Dollar Decision
Sponsor: Drilling Study Group
Speaker's Names: Jeff Sattler, Vice President - West Engineering Services
Days: Wed 14-Oct-09 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CDT
Location: Petroleum Club, 800 Bell Street, #4300, Houston TX 77002 USA
Summary: Pulling your BOP stack, particularly in deep water, is one of the singularly most costly events in the drilling of a well if it occurs. While in most cases this course of action is correctly undertaken...
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Technology Workshop: Increased Oil Recovery Through Subsea Processing
Sponsor: Projects, Facilities and Construction Study Group
Days: Thu 15-Oct-09 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM CDT
Location: Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Drive, Houston TX 77024 US
Summary: Come to the SPE GCS PF&C Workshop and learn how operators have improved oil recovery from existing subsea wells. Understand the value of subsea boosting or subsea separation when applied...
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Articles/Miscellaneous

Chairman's Corner September 2009
SPE has selected the Gulf Coast Section to receive the 2008-09 SPE President’s Award for Section Excellence. This award “...recognizes sections whose efforts in membership development, member...

Then and Now September 2009
September 1949. California overproduction reaches “alarming proportions,” pushing daily oil output over 900,000 bbl. (The California state coffers could do with some of that overproduction right about now...

ATCE Volunteer Positions in New Orleans
The Delta Section is asking for your help to fill volunteer positions October 4-7, 2009 at ATCE in New Orleans...

SPE President's Award for Section Excellence
Congratulations! The Gulf Coast Section was selected to receive the SPE President’s Award for Section Excellence. This prestigious award recognizes SPE sections whose efforts in member programs

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 here.

SIPES Houston Chapter Presents the Fall 2009 Continuing Education Seminar
The SIPES Houston Chapter Presents the Fall 2009 Continuing Education Seminar: Applications of New Geophysical and Petrophysical Technology for the Independent Friday, September 18, 2009 The past...

SPE International Honors and Awards - GCS
SPE International Honors and Awards SPE honors and awards recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the industry, the engineering profession, or to SPE. We're pleased to...

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