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September 2014 Events

Young Professionals Board Meeting

Location: ExxonMobil Downtown (800 Bell Street) - Humble II room on the Tunnel Level
Date: September 2, 2014
Summary: Join the Young Professionals to learn about the young professionals organization and volunteering opportunities.

SPEI: Technical Writing and Publishing: Tools, Philosophies, Strategies, Methods, Pitfalls, and Tricks

Location: SPEI Houston Conference Room
Date: September 3, 2014
Summary: All professionals—scientist, engineers, etc.—must write. This includes those annoying reports, proposals, and all their cousins, most of which do not receive proper external editing and many of which barely satisfy their audiences...

SPEI: Hydraulic Fracturing - A Concise Overview

Location: SPEI Training Center
Date: September 4, 2014
Summary: This course includes the fundamentals of hydraulic fracturing along with addressing the general process, the terminology, and many of the real-world problems—in a concise format....

R&D Study Group: “Innovation with a Purpose”

Location:  Norris Conference Center - Westchase
Date: September 4, 2014
Summary: “Innovation with a Purpose”  - Dr. Mario Ruscev, CTO, Baker Hughes, will share his perspectives on the important role that  a Research and Development Organization has on enabling a Company ...

SPEI: Hydraulic Fracturing - Design and Treatment

Location: SPEI Training Center
Date: September 9, 2014
Summary: This course covers the fundamental principles concerning how hydraulic fracturing treatments can be used to stimulate oil and gas wells. It includes discussions on how to ...

Northside: Considerations for Infill Well Development in Low Permeability Reservoirs

Location: Greenspoint Club
Date: September 9, 2014
Summary: As low permeability reservoir development matures in the US, operators are now contending with the issue of field development. Specifically, optimal well spacing and timing of infill drilling must be ...

Petro-Techs: Who We Are and What We Do For You

Location: Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel
Date: September 9, 2014
Summary: We will present an overview of what the Petro-Tech Study Group has historically been, where we are now, and future plans.  The 2014-2015 events will be unveiled, as well as ...

SPE 2014 Deepwater Drilling and Completions Conference (DDC)

Location: Moody Gardens Hotel
Date: September 10, 2014
Summary:   The SPE Deepwater Drilling and Completions Conference (DDC) brings together experts from around the world to explain how operators and service companies develop and utilize new technologies to meet current ...

Drilling: Little Things Have Big Effects - Drilling Vibrations – From Source to Remediation

Location: Greenspoint Club
Date: September 10, 2014
Summary: Drilling vibrations continue to have drastic negative effects on operational success and project costs.  In all instances, and as a requirement to facilitate development of appropriate solutions, sources of vibrations ...

General Mtg: The Boom: What I Learned From A Decade Covering Fracking for the Wall Street Journal

Location: Petroleum Club, 43rd Floor, ExxonMobil Building
Date: September 11, 2014
Summary:  ABSTRACT Russell Gold, a brilliant and dogged investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal, has spent more than a decade reporting on one of the biggest stories of our time: the ...

YP Social Networking

Location: Proof Bar Houston
Date: September 11, 2014
Summary:   Come out and meet the young professionals on Thursday, September 11th at Proof Bar Houston, sponsored by Unimin Energy. Cash valet can be found in front of the Proof Bar ...

SPEI: Flow Assurance Technical Section Luncheon - Asphaltene Flow Assurance: Modeling Phase Behavior and Deposition in Crude Oil Systems

Location: Norris Conference Center, CityCentre
Date: September 16, 2014
Summary: Speaker Dr. Walter Chapman from Rice University will present Asphaltene Flow Assurance: Modeling Phase Behavior and Deposition in Crude Oil Systems...

Permian Basin: Redefine the Operating Window; How to Proactively Design for Mechanical Wellbore Strengthening

Location: Norris Conference Centers - Houston/Westchase
Date: September 16, 2014
Summary: Casing while Drilling (drilling with casing or liner) is an enabling method that is believed to increase stability and fracture gradient in narrow pore-fracture pressure sedimentary basins and deep offshore ...

Westside: A New Generation of Efficient Fracturing Fluids for High Total Dissolved Solids Applications

Location: Webinar - Attend at your desk
Date: September 17, 2014
Summary: As the stimulation of unconventional resources expands, a need has arisen for alternative fracturing fluids that offer advantages over traditional guar-based systems, particularly with regard to proppant pack cleanup and ...

DESG: Integration lets you see what you’ve been missing

Location: Norris Conference Center - Westchase
Date: September 17, 2014
Summary: Are you getting the whole picture? Maybe not!! Integration lets you see what you’ve been missing. It’s obvious from the picture that it is important to get all the information ...

WEBINAR ONLY: Westside: A New Generation of Efficient Fracturing Fluids for High Total Dissolved Solids Applications

Location: At your desk
Date: September 17, 2014
Summary:   WEBINAR INSTRUCTIONS will be emailed to you after your payment is received and prior to the event day.   As the stimulation of unconventional resources expands, a need ...

SPE-GCS Board of Directors Meeting

Location: SPEI Offices
Date: September 18, 2014
Summary: Monthly board meeting...

Community Services: Are you interested in helping students in STEM courses? - Information Session

Location: SPE-GCS Conference Room
Date: September 19, 2014
Summary:   As you are aware, one aspect of the SPE-GCS Mission statement is: Supporting programs in area primary and secondary schools to encourage students to develop their abilities in mathematics, ...

SPEI: Overview of Subsea Well Abandonment Training Course

Location: The Houstonian Hotel
Date: September 22, 2014
Summary: This training course will provide a high level overview of how to perform subsea well abandonments. It will take the learner step by step through the regulations and guidelines ...

SPEI: SPE Subsea Well Abandonment Workshop

Location: The Houstonian Hotel
Date: September 23, 2014
Summary: Abstract The permanent abandonment of subsea oil and gas wells around the world represents an increasingly significant challenge and liability for the E&P industry. Historically, wells have been designed, constructed ...

SPEI: Review for the Principles and Practice Exam

Location: SPE Houston Training Center
Date: September 23, 2014
Summary: This preparatory study course will share best practices for engineering professionals getting ready to take the professional registration or the SPE certification exam. Questions similar to ...

HSSE-SR:- EPA Subpart Quad O - Opportunites, Technologies and Solutions for Vent Gas Management in Upstream Oil and Gas Operations

Location: Petroleum Club
Date: September 23, 2014
Summary: A new federal air quality rule governing midstream and upstream activity is in effect. The rule, also known by its more formal citation 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart OOOO, or ...

C&P: “Propped Height Validation in Liquids Rich Organic Shales using Recovery Factor Analysis”

Location: Greenspoint Club
Date: September 24, 2014
Summary: Well performance evaluation in liquids rich shales has received a lot of attention in the literature to date.    While there are a variety of techniques available to estimate effective ...

Bus Dev: EnerVest – The Path Forward

Location: Four Seasons Hotel
Date: September 24, 2014
Summary: Join us at the Four Seasons Hotel as EnerVest’s Phil DeLozier presents an in depth review of recent EnerVest activities to build their portfolio, their future A&D outlook, and ...

Reservoir: Quasiglobal Multiphase Upscaling of Reservoir Models With Nonlocal Stratigraphic Heterogeneities

Location: Sullivan's Steakhouse
Date: September 25, 2014
Summary:   Representing the complete spectrum of fine-scale stratigraphic details in full-field dynamic models of geologically complex clastic reservoirs is beyond the limits of existing computational capabilities. A quasiglobal multiphase upscaling ...

Bus Dev: Business Development Study Group 2014-15 Season Pass

Location: Four Seasons Hotel
Date: September 27, 2014
Summary: Time to lock in an SPE Gulf Coast BD Study Group 2014-2015 Season Pass for the same price as last year. The cost for the 2014-15 Season Pass is $280 ...