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Calendar Events for October 2008


Hydrate problems, it happens when Drilling Onshore, too
Sponsor: Drilling Study Group
Speaker's Names: Don Robinson Drilling Manager Range Resources
Days: Wed 8-Oct-08 11:30 AM - to - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Petroleum Club 800 Bell Street #4300 Houston TX 77002
Summary: Hydrates can form onshore at temperatures far above freezing. This presentation will cover how the hydrates were identified in a Texas land well and...
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Optimizing Asset Design - Cradle To Grave - By Bridging The Gap Between The Earth Science & Engineering Disciplies Using Mechanical Earth Modeling Technology
Sponsor: General Meeting Committee
Speaker's Names: H. E. Goodman Staff Research Consultant Chevron
Days: Thu 9-Oct-08 11:30 AM - to - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Petroleum Club of Houston - ExxonMobil Bldg, 43 Floor 800 Bell Street Houston Texas 77070 USA
Summary: This presentation will introduce acoustics based rock mechanics concepts, describe Chevron’s acoustics based rock property prediction technique, and present field application case histories for selected business units world-wide...
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Technical Well Cost Model for Unconventional Oil
Sponsor: Northside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Bruce Selby, Shell
Days: Tue 14-Oct-08 11:30 AM - to - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Dr Houston Texas 77060
Summary: More emphasis is being placed on the potential of unconventional resources, like oil shale and oil sands, as part of the overall energy mix to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. The Wells Manufacturing System is a key ...
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Subsea Slim-hole Completions in Deepwater GOM
Sponsor: Westside Study Group
Speaker's Names: Jack Sanford , Completion Engineering Consultant ENI Petroleum
Days: Wed 15-Oct-08 11:30 AM - to - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: The WestLake Club - Carriage Room 570 WestLake Park Blvd Houston Texas 77079
Summary: Typically, deepwater subsea completions are characterized by significant production rates which require large completion hardware. Slim-hole designs (defined as 5½” production casing and smaller) are usually avoided...
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SPE GCS Board of Directors Meeting
Sponsor: Board of Directors
Days: Thu 16-Oct-08 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. Register online or RSVP to Tammie via phone message at (713)779-9595, ext. 621...
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3rd Annual Reservoir Technology Showcase
Sponsor: Study Group - Reservoir
Speaker's Names: Michael Bahorich, Executive VP, Exploration & Production Technology Apache Corporation
Days: Thu 16-Oct-08 8:00 AM - to - 1:30 PM CDT
Location:Microsoft Offices 2000 W Sam Houston Parkway South - 3rd Floor Houston TX 77042
Summary: The 3rd Annual Reservoir Technology showcase will feature eight leading technology companies that will discuss and demonstrate their latest developments. This year’s theme is The Power of Integrated Technologies...
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Simulation & Inflow Measurement Can Offer Maximized Production and Recovery for Horizontal Completions
Sponsor: Study Group - Completions and Production
Speaker's Names: Todd Broome , Todd Broome, ICD/ICV Sales Manager Baker Oil Tools
Days: Thu 16-Oct-08 11:30 AM - to - 1:30 PM CDT
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Dr Houston Texas 77060
Summary: Horizontal completion simulating, executing, and verifying are steps that sound simple but are often challenging to carry out. The rewards, however, can mean maximized production and...
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Goal Zero in a Non-Zero World
Sponsor: Projects, Facilities and Construction
Speaker's Names: Dale Snyder, Project Manager - Perdido Shell International E&P
Days: Tue 21-Oct-08 11:30 AM - to - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Houston Racquet Club 10709 Memorial Drive Houston TX 77024
Summary: The Perdido Development Project is a development of the Great White, Silver Tip and Tobago fields in the remote western Gulf of Mexico, located in ultra-deep waters. Perdido will be...
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Improving CO2 Flood Operations in Mature Fields
Sponsor: Permian Basin Study Group
Speaker's Names: Lanny Schoeling , V.P. of Engineering & Technical Development, Kinder Morgan CO2 Company
Days: Tue 21-Oct-08 11:30 AM - to - 1:00 PM CST
Location: The Westlake Club 570 West Lake Park Blvd Houston Texas 77079
Summary: Kinder Morgan operates the SACROC and Yates fields, two of the largest oil fields in Texas. These types of mature oil fields exist throughout the world and many are candidates for EOR processes such as CO2 flooding...
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Social Networking in the Oil & Gas Business
Sponsor: Digital Energy Study Group
Speaker's Names: Zain Naboulsi , Information Technology Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
Days: Wed 22-Oct-08 11:30 AM - to - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Courtyard on St James 1885 St James Place Houston TX 77056
Summary: Social Networks are on a meteoric rise. According to Forrester: “Young adults are more than twice as likely to be creators of original content and two and a half times more likely...
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Fast-Track Subsurface Assessment
Sponsor: Reservoir Study Group
Speaker's Names: Mark Williams, Chief Reservoir Engineer Hess Corporation
Days: Thu 23-Oct-08 11:30 AM - to - 1:00 PM CST
Location: Courtyard on St James 1885 St James Place Houston TX 77056
Summary: Mark Williams will present a workflow that was developed by Hess Corporation to perform rapid assessments of reservoir rate and recovery for exploration prospects. Although hydrocarbons-in-place...
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Divide & Control: A Topsides Story
Sponsor: Projects, Facilities and Construction
Days: Tue 28-Oct-08 7:00 AM - to - 5:00 PM CST
Location: Hilton Houston North Hotel (formerly Wyndham) - Greenspoint, 12400 Greenspoint Drive Houston TX 77060
Summary: Technology Showcase: Topside oil and gas production facilities have developed for over half a century as production first moved offshore on fixed platforms with pipelines to today's floating structures with...
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Future Events


Distinguished Lecturer - Hydraulic Fracturing Technologies for Mature O&G Formations
Sponsor: Northside Study Group & SPE Distinguished Lecturer Series
Speaker's Names: Anthony Martin , Business Development Manager, BJ Services
Days: Tue 4-Nov-08 11:30 AM - to - 1:00 PM CDT
Location: Greenspoint Club 16925 Northchase Dr Houston Texas 77060
Summary: Hydraulic fracturing has been described as one of the three most significant technologies to be developed in the upstream oil and gas industry in the last 50 years (the other two being 3D seismic and horizontal wells)...
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Energy Geopolitics and Russia's Dominance in World Energy
Sponsor: Young Professionals Committee
Speaker's Names: Dr. Michael J. Economides , Professor at University of Houston XGAS & Paleon Oil & Gas
Days: Wed 12-Nov-08 5:30 PM - to - 8:30 PM CDT
Location: Westin Galleria 5060 West Alabama Houston TX 77056
Summary: November Young Professionals Development Dinner, In the next episode, Venezuela, Iran and Russia stir up more drama while China, India and Brazil continue to grow as silent giants. The United States is dealing with ...
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25th Annual SPE-GCS Tennis Tournament
Sponsor: Tennis Committee
Days: Fri 14-Nov-08 8:00 AM - to - Sat 15-Nov-08 8:00 PM CDT
Location: The Houston Racquet Club 10709 Memorial Drive Houston TX 77024
Summary: We are pleased to announce the 25th Annual Society of Petroleum Engineers - Gulf Coast Section Tennis Tournament on November 14 & 15, 2008 at The Houston Racquet Club...
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Articles/Miscellaneous

Gulf Coast Section Highlights - 2007 - 2008
Last year, the GCS’ 14 study groups again held a great lineup of topical luncheons, dinners, and technical workshops. More than 6,000 people attended the 84 events during the program year—the work of the study groups is critical to our mission to disseminate technology....

Then and Now
October 1958 Oilfield hands continue to reflect on the industry’s worst blowout in history near High Island, where for a time all wells tied to the platform went wild as a result of the explosion damaging al...

Nominations for SPEI Board of Directors due Dec. 1
Nominations for openings on the SPE International Board of Directors (SPEI BOD) are due December 1, 2009. SPE members can nominate colleagues for open positions by submitting...

Licensed Engineers Needed
SPE invites you to support the professionalism of engineers and petroleum engineering licensing programs on November 13–14 by participating in the PE Cut Score Session in Houston. This session will be held at the SPE Houston Office at 10777 Westheimer Road, Suite 1075.....

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