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SPE-GCS September 2011 e-Newsletter Sponsored by: Momentive

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Events for September 2011

GENERAL MEETING: THE WORLD ENERGY DILEMMA
Sponsor: Study Group - General Meeting
Speaker's Name: Louis W. Powers, Powers Petroleum Consultants, President
Day: Thursday 8-Sep-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Petroleum Club, 43rd floor, Exxon Mobil Building 800 Bell Street Houston, Texas 77002
Summary: The U. S. economy has relied on inexpensive and abundant energy since becoming a world power. Technical advances in oil and gas discovery and extraction have allowed the world to increase the quantities of proved oil and gas. Unfortunately ...
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Webinar: General Meeting, The World Energy Dilemma
Sponsor: Study Group - General Meeting
Speaker's Name: Louis W. Powers, President, Powers Petroleum Consultants
Day: Thursday 8-Sep-11 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: At your computer
Summary: Please note that this is a webinar provided if you can not attend in person. The approximate speaker start time is 12pm, but an update will be provided at that time on the webinar. Please refer to the link if you want to attend in person. http://www.s...
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YP: Volunteering Opportunity with Rebuilding Together Houston
Sponsor: Committee - Young Professionals
Speaker's Name:
Day: Saturday 10-Sep-11 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: TBD
Summary: SPE GCS YP is lending a hand to Rebuilding Together Houston to help with one of their construction projects. If you're interested please feel free to sign up with us. …
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Petro Tech: Data Ripping – Excel Efficiency
Sponsor: Study Group - Petro-Tech
Speaker's Name: JESSICA MCCORMICK, Sr. Engineering Tech, Black Stone Minerals
Day: Tuesday 13-Sep-11 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: SHERATON BROOKHOLLOW HOTEL 3000 North Loop West Houston, TX 77092
Summary: Techs maintain balance between varying sources of information, assimilating and analyzing in a multitude of ways based on department demand. Whether you're a Geo Tech, Reserves Tech, or Records Tech, we all must maintain key knowledge of how to efficiently handle data sources that come across our desk…
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Northside: The Development of LNG in North America
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker's Name: Davis Thames, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Cheniere Energy
Day: Tuesday 13-Sep-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase TX 77060
Summary: Mr. Thames will be speaking regarding the current development of the LNG industry in North America from both a macro perspective as well as recent technological advancements. Please check the Northside study group website for more details. …
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Drilling Study Group - The Market for Horizontal Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing
Sponsor: Study Group - Drilling
Speaker's Name: Richard B. Spears, Spears and Associates, Inc.
Day: Wednesday 14-Sep-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Drive Houston, TX 77060
Summary: Please note that there is very limited walk in space for this event. Please be sure to pre-register. The oil and gas industry has been employing directional driling for 35 years and hydraulic fracturing for 65 years. The combination of the two …
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Digital Energy: How Uncertainty in Real Time Data is Managed in Hess
Speaker's Name: Luigi Saputelli, Sr. Production Modeling Advisor, Hess
Day: Wednesday 14-Sep-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Courtyard on St James 1885 Saint James Pl Houston, Texas 77056
Summary: How Uncertainty in Real Time Data is Managed in Hess Luigi Saputelli, PhD, HESS Corporation …
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SPE GCS Board of Directors Meeting
Sponsor: Board of Directors
Speaker's Name:
Day: Thursday 15-Sep-11 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 for food. Register online or RSVP to Sharon via phone message at (713) 779-9595, ext. 821, or via e-mail at …
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C&P: Haynesville Shale Production Practice - Is it any different?
Sponsor: Study Group - Completions & Production
Speaker's Name: Ibrahim S. Abou-Sayed, i-Stimulation Solutions, Inc.
Day: Thursday 15-Sep-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Greenspoint Club
Summary: Shale and unconventional gas reservoirs represent a major element of the USA energy supply. Gas shale production is approaching 25% of total gas production and has reversed the gas policy of the country. The Haynesville shale production is now approaching 6 BCFD and is the largest shale gas producer in t…
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International :Oil & Gas. Road Map to Building a Global Enterprise. Merging Forum Oilfield Technologies into Forum Energy Technologies
Sponsor: Study Group - International
Speaker's Name: Charles Jones, President, Drilling, Downhole and Subsea Businesses, Forum Energy Technologies
Day: Thursday 15-Sep-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Petroleum Club 800 Bell St., 43rd Floor Houston, TX 77002
Summary: Mr. Jones will discuss the progressive steps taken at Forum Oilfield Technologies and their culmination in a successful global presence. (1) Background/History/Situational Description (2) Investment Premise …
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YP: Volunteer Opportunity - Children's Book Sale Volunteers Needed!
Sponsor: Young Professionals
Day: Saturday 17-Sep-11 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: 2025 W. 11th St. Houston, TX 77008
Summary: Volunteer Opportunity Details: SPE GCS YP and The Friends of the Houston Public Library are looking for volunteers for our 11th Annual Children's Book Sale. The Annual Children's Book Sale will take place at Resurrection Metropolitan Community…
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Permian Basin Study Group - Permian Basin: Solutions for Lost Circulation during Drilling and Cementing of Challenging Wellbores
Speaker's Name: Andreas Brandl, Research Scientist, Baker Hughes
Day: Tuesday 20-Sep-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Westlake Club 570 Westlake Park Blvd houston, Tx 77079
Summary: Abstract: Lost circulations during drilling and cementing operations are a common issue within well constructions in the Permian Basin. Conventional methods to reduce losses have been pills with typical lost circulation materials such as...
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PF&C: Traveling Safely and Securely? Best Practices for Business Travelers
Sponsor: Mike Bateman
Speaker's Name: Sandy Parks
Day: Tuesday 20-Sep-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Norris Center City Center 803 Town and Country Lane Houston, Texas 77024
Summary: A crisis can occur when there is a convergence of risk factors. This applies to travel, just as it does to managing project risks. Many of us travel extensively for business or pleasure, but how many of us think through all the risks that can place our travel companions and us at...
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Young Professionals - New Technologies in Engineering
Sponsor: Young Professionals
Speaker's Name: Dr. Tauseef Salma, Ph.D., Chief Engineer, Baker Hughes, Inc.
Day: Tuesday 20-Sep-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston 800 Bell Street, 43rd Floor Houston, Texas 77002
Summary: YP PROFESSIONAL EVENTS LUNCHEON ...
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S&E: Post-Macondo HSE and Social Responsibility regulatory developments and challenges
Sponsor: Study Group - Safety and Environment
Speaker's Name: Erik Milito, Director of Upstream and Industry Operations, America Petroleum Insitute
Day: Tuesday 20-Sep-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
b>Location: Petroleum Club of Houston 800 Bell St, 43rd Floor Houston, TX 77002
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Westside: Shale Well Performance Analysis and Experience in the Arkoma Woodford
Sponsor: Study Group - Westside
Speaker's Name: Bryan Anderson, Vice President, Integrated Reservoir Services, Object Reservoir
Day: Wednesday 21-Sep-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: The WestLake Club 570 WestLake Park Blvd Houston, Texas 77079
Summary: Shale Well Performance Analysis and Experience in the Arkoma Woodford ...
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Reservoir: Critical Factors in Shale Gas Performance and Production
Sponsor: Study Group - Reservoir
Speaker's Name: Raymond J. Ambrose
Day: Thursday 22-Sep-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Courtyard on St James 1885 Saint James Pl Houston, Texas 77056
Summary: Abstract: Recently, several analytical (type-curve, flow-regime analysis and simulation) and empirical approaches have been introduced to match and forecast tight reservoir production. The challenge is to develop routine techniques that can be used to forecast tight f…
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Young Professionals Mixer at the Mosaic Houston
Sponsor: Young Professionals
Day: Thursday 22-Sep-11 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Mosaic on Hermann Park 5925 Almeda Rd Houston, TX 77004
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Community Services: Leadership Conference and Job Skills Fair
Sponsor: SkillsUSA, Texas Technology Student Association and FFA
Speaker's Name:
Day: Friday 23-Sep-11 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Humble Civic Center 8233 Will Clayton Parkway Humble 77338-5833
Summary: On September 23, 2011 SkillsUSA, Texas Technology Student Association and FFA will hold a Leadership Conference and Job Skills Fair for the students in these organizations. The event will begin at 9:00 am a…
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Community Services: UH Merit Badge Fair
Speaker's Name:
Day: Saturday 24-Sep-11 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: University of Houston
Summary: SPE GCS Community Services are seeking volunteers to assist, develop and lead in teaching an 3-6 hour Energy, Engineering or Geology courses. A budget for classroom materials will be provided to cover expenses as needed to engage attendees. Please contact Tracy L. Jones for additional instructor…
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Business Development: CO2 Strategies: New Sources, New Technologies, New Growth
Sponsor: BP
Speaker's Name: Doug McMurrey – Vice President, Marketing and Business Development – Kinder Morgan CO2, L.P., Tracy Evans - President and Chief Operating Officer – Denbury Resources Inc.
Day: Wednesday 28-Sep-11 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, 2nd Floor Mezzanine and Meeting Rooms - Hors D’Oeuvres Provided, Cash Bar 1300 Lamar, Between Caroline & Austin Houston, TX 77010
Summary: Join the Business Development Study Group at the Four Seasons Hotel for the 2011-12 "Season Opener". Kinder Morgan's Doug McMurrey and Denbury's Tracy Evans will lead a panel discussion, sharing their insights on the continued growth of CO2 floods. &…
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SPEI Events

SPEI: GHG and CCS Regulatory and Legal Framework
Speaker's Name: Kipp Coddington
Day: Wednesday 7-Sep-11 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: SPEI Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77042
Summary: REGISTER NOW: http://www.spe.org/training/courses/RLF.php Description ...
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SPEI: Public Outreach and Education: Preparing CCS Professionals for Engaging Stakeholders
Speaker's Name: Lindsey Tollefson
Day: Thursday 8-Sep-11 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: SPEI Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77042
Summary: REGISTER NOW: http://www.spe.org/training/courses/POE.php Description ...
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SPEI: Shale Reservoirs: Identification, Evaluation, Development and Optimization
Speaker's Name: Selim Hannan
Day: Tuesday 13-Sep-11 9:00 AM to Thursday 15-Sep-11 5:30 PM
Location: SPEI Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77042
Summary: REGISTER NOW: http://www.spe.org/training/courses/SHR.php This three-day course addresses the role of shale gas as a new energy source, deals …
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SPE/AIChE 6th Joint Workshop
Sponsor: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Day: Monday 26-Sep-11 5:00 PM to Wednesday 28-Sep-11 6:00 PM
Location: Omni Houston Hotel Westside 13210 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77079
Summary: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! This joint AIChE/SPE workshop will focus on the integrated relationsh…
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SPEI: Monte Carlo Simulation
Speaker's Name: Susan Peterson
Day: Tuesday 27-Sep-11 8:00 AM to Wednesday 28-Sep-11 4:30 PM
Location: SPEI Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77042
Summary: REGISTER NOW: http://www.spe.org/training/courses/MCS.php Description …
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Events for October 2011

YP: Earth Science Week Family Festival
Sponsor: Young Professionals
Day: Saturday 8-Oct-11 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
Summary: To kick off National Earth Science Week, families are invited to join us for the Earth Science Family Festival. Scientists and engineers specializing in all types of earth sciences will be the Museum’s Wiess Energy Hall, the Paleo Hall, and the Cullen Hall of Gems & Minerals…
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AAPG International Shale Plays Geosciences Technology Workshop
Sponsor: AAPG
Day: Tuesday 11-Oct-11 8:00 AM to Wednesday 12-Oct-11 5:30 PM
Location: Norris Center City Center 803 Town and Country Lane Houston, Texas 77024
Summary: Join us for two days of presentations and discussions focused on emerging shale plays in the international arena. Presentations will focus on case studies, lessons learned, and the application of technology and geoscience to shale plays around the world.
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Drilling: Conventional vs. RSS Drilling
Sponsor: Drilling
Speaker's Name: John Willis, Chief of Drilling for Occidental Oil & Gas Corporation
Day: Wednesday 12-Oct-11 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Petroleum Club, 43rd floor, Exxon Mobil Building 800 Bell Street Houston, Texas 77002
Summary: Rotary Steerable Systems (RSS) have been in use for drilling since the late 1990s. Initially used only on expensive wells or special situations due to their high cost, they are now commonly used on even simple land development wells…
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