Calendar Events for August 2010


PF&C: Expanding Facilites Knowledge: Session 5. Valves
Sponsor: Projects, Facilities and Construction
Day: Thursday 12-Aug-10 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM CDT
Location: Cameron - San Saba Room, 3250 Briarpark Houston TX 77042
Summary: This session will showcase Cameron Valves, but will bring field examples of all valve types, as well as explain when to use which valve; also an overview of materials selection for various service conditions.
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SPE GCS Board of Directors / Follow-Up Budget Review Meeting
Sponsor: GCS Board of Directors
Day: Friday 20-Aug-10 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM CDT
Location: Hilton Houston Westchase 9999 Westheimer Road Houston Texas 77042 USASummary: A Board of Directors and follow-up budget review meeting will take place at the Hilton Houston Westchase, just before our annual kickoff meeting, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on Friday, August 21.
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2010-2011 Kickoff - SPE Gulf Coast Section
Sponsor: Gulf Coast Section Board of Directors
Day: Friday 20-Aug-10 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM CDT
Location: Hilton Houston Westchase 9999 Westheimer Road Houston Texas 77042 USA
Summary: Our 2010-2011 SPE Gulf Coast Section Kickoff meeting will be held on Friday, August 20, 2010 at the Hilton Houston Westchase. This is an important opportunity to share contacts & best practices among our member volunteers and to learn from each other ...
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C&P: It took years to get it, but we have another lesson from the Barnett Shale!
Sponsor: Projects, Facilities and Constrion
Speaker's Name: Brian Dzubin, Sr. Engineering Consultant - StrataGen Engineering
Day: Wednesday 25-Aug-10 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
Location: The Greenspoint Club, 16925 Northchase Houston Texas 77060 US
Summary: The challenge in our industry is to maximize value of assets using the fewest wells and the shortest time span. In the realm of completion design in unconventional reservoirs, using trial-and-error methods to answer questions regarding perforating, staging, or material selection can be somewhat counter-productive in this challenge...
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SHOULD YOU TRUST YOUR GUT? - HUMAN PSYCHOLOGICAL WEAKNESSES WHEN MAKING DECISIONS IN THE FACE OF UNCERTAINITY
Sponsor: Study Group - General Meeting
Day: Thursday 9-Sep-10 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDTSpeaker's Name: Patrick Leach - Decision Strategies
Location: PETROLEUM CLUB - 800 BELL STREET, HOUSTON TEXAS 77002 USA
Summary: Evolution has prepared human beings very poorly for making decisions in an uncertain business environment.  Humans – and some other primates – are frequently illogical when comparing economic alternatives.....
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Reservoir Modeling and Production Evaluation in Shale-Gas Reservoirs
Sponsor: SPE GCS Northside
Day: Tuesday 14-Sep-10 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
Speaker's Name: Craig Cipolla - Chief Engineering Advisors - Sclumberger
Location: The Greenspoint Club, 16925 Northchase Houston Texas 77060 US
Summary: This presentation examines issues with forecasting and evaluating production from unconventional gas reservoirs, such as the Barnett Shale...
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Articles/Miscellaneous

Chairman's Corner August 2010
How valuable is your SPE membership to you? Your continued membership conveys the message that you find value in being a member of SPE. What SPE opportunities are more valuable than others? Are...

Digital Energy Workshop Podcast Available
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

2010 Sporting Clays Toutnament
The 2010 Sporting Clays Tournament photos can be viewed online here here

2010 TEED (Texas Energy Education Development Project) Energy Camp
The 2010 TEED (Texas Energy Education Development Project) Energy Camp photos can be viewed online here here

SPE Deepwater Drilling and Completions Conference - OCT 5-6, 2010
The Society of Petroleum Engineers is excited to announce the first SPE Deepwater Drilling and Completions (DDC) Conference! As an attendee at DDC, you will learn about proven technologies and best practices, as well as emerging and future techniques that surround the concepts for drilling and completions in deepwater operations.

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.

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