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Calendar Events for December 2008


Carbon Sequestration and EPA’s Proposed Geosequestration Rule
Sponsor: Safety & Environment
Speaker's Names: Philip Dellinger
Days: Tue 2-Dec-08 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston 800 Bell, 43rd Floor Houston TX 77002
Summary: This event will provide background on options for carbon sequestration, with focus on geologic sequestration, and an overview of EPA’s proposed Geosequestration Rule...
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Oil Patch Orientation
Sponsor: Continuing Education
Speaker's Names: John Farina, Marty Stetzer, Ron Hinn, Ken Arnold & Susan Howes
Days: Thu 4-Dec-08 8:30 AM - to - 5:30 PM CDT
Location: Houston Hilton North 12400 Greenspoint Drive Houston Texas 77060
Summary: The course is designed as non-technical audio-visual guided tour through the oil patch, illustrating the basic equipment and techniques used in the discovery, development and production of petroleum....
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Eliminating Invisible Lost Time using Automatic Rig Activity Detection (Joint Meeting with AADE)
Sponsor: Drilling Study Group
Speaker's Names: Bala Gadiyar, Principal Engineer, Schlumberger
Days: Thu 4-Dec-08 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST
Location: Petroleum Club 800 Bell Street #4300 Houston TX 77002
Summary: Wells-related performance improvement initiatives tend to focus primarily on non-productive time (NPT) caused by largely unforeseen events (e.g. tool failures, hole problems) that yield operational downtime...
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Frac-Pack Design Methodology: A Recipe to Success
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Eric Van Oort, Planning & Business Improvement Mgr - Regional Wells Leadership Team Shell E&P
Days: Tue 9-Nov-08 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Dr Houston TX 77060
Summary: Frac-pack is a preferred cased hole sand control completion technique for wells that are prone to sand production. At inception, hard rock hydraulic fracturing design concepts were being applied. However...
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2009 - ANOTHER YEAR OF TURMOIL FOR ENERGY?
Sponsor: General Meeting and Houston Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute (API)
Speaker's Names: G. Allen Brooks, Managing DIrector Parks Paton Hoepfl & Brown
Days: Tue 9-Dec-08 11:30 AM - to - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston, ExxonMobil Bldg, 43rd Floor 800 Bell Street Houston Texas 77002
Summary: Record high oil and gas prices at the start of the summer of 2008 were followed by their seeming collapse as the summer wore on and the American credit crisis grew. Will 2009 be a year of recession or recovery?...
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Wellbore Isolation without Cement Improves Well Performance
Sponsor: Westside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Ed Wood, Product Line Mgr Wellbore Isolation Baker Oil Tools
Days: Thu11-Nov-08 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST
Location: The WestLake Club - Carriage Room 570 WestLake Park Blvd Houston Texas 77079
Summary: The conventional method for achieving selective zonal production in horizontal wells is to case, cement, and perforate multiple zones to control flow and increase reservoir drainage. This process is complicated...
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SPE GCS Board of Directors Meeting
Sponsor: Board of Directors
Days: Thu 18-Dec-08 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM CST
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 ...
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Future Events


TO COMPLETE OR PLUG THE WELL, THE $1,000,000 QUESTION
Sponsor: Petro Tech Study Group
Speaker's Names: Mr. John R. Farina, Sanchez Oil & Gas
Days: Tue 13-Jan-09 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM CST
Location: SHERATON / Brookhollow Hwy 290 & I 610 W 3000 North Loop West HOUSTON TX 77092
Summary: The decision to complete an oil or gas well is a paramount one. A company may spend anywhere from $1MM, onshore, to 10s of millions of dollars, offshore, based on this decision...
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Chittim Ranch Redevelopment Case Study
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Thomas Bundy, Permian Basin Development Manager ConocoPhillips
Days: Tue 13-Jan-09 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM CST
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Dr Houston Texas 77060
Summary: Integrated teams, using new technologies and a well manufacturing process has allowed ConocoPhillips to redevelop Chittim Ranch Field in Maverick County, Texas...
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Decline Curve Analysis - A crucial skill often utilized, though not always properly...
Sponsor: Continuing Education Committee
Speaker's Names: Dr. Steven W. Poston, Texas A&M Professor Emeritus
Days: Tue 13-Jan-08 8:30 AM - to - Wed 14-Jan-08 5:00 PM CDT
Location: Crowne Plaza Downtown 1700 Smith St. Houston Texas 77002
Summary: Dr. Poston's 2-day class will serve as an excellent resource for the full spectrum of engineers using decline curve analysis - from the novice to the experienced...
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Articles/Miscellaneous

Then and Now
As of year-end 1958, the oil outlook for Alaska is “still very long-range.” However, with three active wells (all with fishing problems), several rigs in transit from the West Coast, and at least 35 active geological/geophysical crews...

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