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April 2013 events

SPEI - Horizontal Well Completions

SPEI Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Road Houston, Texas 77042
April 4, 2013 8:30 AM

Speaker Aaron Burton

1-day course develops strategies for completing horizontal wells.It covers both consolidated and unconsolidated formations and the completions tools and techniques that are used in these applications...

SPE GCS R&D Study Group - April Lunch Meeting

Norris Center - Westchase
9990 Richmond Avenue - Suite 102 Houston, Texas 77042
April 4, 2013 11:30 AM

Speaker Dr. Greg Kusinski

DeepStar® – Collaborative technology development that focuses on deepwater and ultra-deepwater asset driven technology needs

Northside: Increasing Ultimate Recoveries by Revisiting Gulf of Mexico Oil Fields

Greenspoint Club
16925 Northchase Houston, TX 77060
April 9, 2013 11:30 AM

Speaker John Schiller

Energy XXI has implemented an acquire and exploit growth strategy to build a strong portfolio that is focused on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf and South Louisiana onshore. These implementation efforts have won the company the 2012 Oil and Gas ...

Petro-Tech: Manipulating Data before it manipulates you!

Sheraton/Brookhollow
Houston, TX 77092
April 9, 2013 11:30 AM

Speaker Roblyn W. Houston

This discussion will focus on how to incorporate MS Excel/Access integration when collecting large amounts of data from different sources. Will demonstrate how to combine, query, and filter data in MS Access, exporting data over to MS Excel via an ...

SPEGCS Board of Directors Meeting


SPE Houston Office
April 11, 2013 7:30 AM

General Mtg: FRACK WATER ECONOMICS– Sourcing, Transportation, Treatment, and Disposal

Petroleum Club, 43rd floor, ExxonMobil
800 Bell St. Houston, Texas 77002
April 11, 2013 11:30 AM

Speaker Jeff Glover, PE, HDR Engineering, Inc.

A comprehensive overview of the important issues concerning frack water sourcing, transportation, treatment, and disposal. Jeff Glover and Chad Jacobs draw upon their many years experience in the Marcellus, Haynesville, Eagle Ford, Niobrara, ...

General Mtg Webinar: FRACK WATER ECONOMICS– Sourcing, Transportation, Treatment, and Disposal

Computer
April 11, 2013 11:30 AM

Speaker Chad Jacobs, PE, HDR Engineering, Inc.

A comprehensive overview of the important issues concerning frack water sourcing, transportation, treatment, and disposal. Jeff Glover and Chad Jacobs draw upon their many years experience in the Marcellus, Haynesville, Eagle Ford, Niobrara, ...

2013 SPE-GCS Golf Tournament


Kingwood Country Club
1700 Lake Kingwood Kingwood, TX 77339
April 15, 2013 7 AM
40th Annual SPE Gulf Coast Section Golf Tournament You are cordially invited to attend the40th Annual SPE-GCS Golf Tournament WhenMonday, April 15th, 2013 (Morning and Afternoon rounds)Where Kingwood Country Club1700 Lake ...

Annual Drillling Symposium - Drilling Automation: Does It Bring Value?

Petroleum Club of Houston
800 Bell; 43rd floor Houston, TX 77002
April 16, 2013 8:30 AM

Speakers:
Fred Florence, NOV
Mario Zamora, MI-Swaco (Schlumberger)
TBD, Weatherford
Moray Laing, Baker Hughes
TBD, Halliburton

The Drilling Study Group's annual drilling symposium will focus on new technology in drilling automation from the rig to downhole tools. Automation in drilling and completions operations is coming quickly, and many of these systems are increasingly being used on ...

PB: Science, Engineering, New Technology and You: All Driven by Modern Energy

Norris Westchase Center
9990 Richmond Ave., Suite 102 Houston, Texas 77042
April 16, 2013 11 AM

Speaker George King, Distiguished Engineering Advisor, Apache Corp.

Technology drives the future and energy powers technology. You literally cannot have one without the other. By effects small and large, inexpensive energy is one common denominator across nearly every technology advance for over 100 years. From today's use of ...

Webinar: Science, Engineering, New Technology and You: All Driven by Modern Energy

Computer
April 16, 2013 11:30 AM

Speaker George King, Distiguished Engineering Advisor, Apache Corp.

Technology drives the future and energy powers technology. You literally cannot have one without the other. By effects small and large, inexpensive energy is one common denominator across nearly every technology advance for over 100 years. From today's use of ...

SPE April Luncheon: THE SIMPLE TRUTH: BP's Macondo Blowout - Not Just for YP's

Petroleum Club of Houston
800 Bell St, 43rd Floor Houston, TX 77002
April 16, 2013 11:30 AM

Speaker John Turley

“Parting Thoughts, Personal Reflections and Insights from over ten years in the digital oil field”

The Courtyard on St. James Place
1885 Saint James Place Houston, TX 77056
April 17, 2013 11:30 AM

Speaker Jim Crompton

A lot has happened in the industry over the last ten years especially in the focus are commonly known as the digital oil field. Operators, both big and small, international and national, oil field service companies and IT vendors to ...

Westside: Horizontal Well Completions: The Conflict between Short and Long-Term Recovery

Norris Center - Westchase
9990 Richmond Avenue Houston, Texas 77042
April 17, 2013 11:30 AM

Speaker Ali Daneshy, President, Daneshy Consultants International

The relatively close well and fracture spacing used in the completion of many horizontal wells, and the push to create transverse fractures are suited for high short-term well productivity. This has resulted in a high frequency of communication between offset ...

YP: BP MS 150 - Volunteer Event


Tully Stadium
1050 Dairy Ashford Houston, Texas 77079
April 20, 2013 6 AM
The BP MS 150 is one of Houston's best known bicycleraces in the Houston area. This two day, 180-mile fundraiser has thousands ofbikers going from Houston to Austin in order to raise money for the Houstonchapter of the National MS ...

SPEI: Oil and Gas Economics and Uncertainty

SPEI Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Rd. Houston, Texas 77042
April 23, 2013 8:30 AM

Speaker Rodney Schulz

2-day course will teach participants how to identify, evaluate, and quantify risk and uncertainty in every day oil and gas economic situations. It reviews the development of pragmatic tools, methods, and understandings for professionals that are applicable ...

HSSE-SR: Fracking Issues Update

Petroleum Club of Houston
800 Bell Street, 43rd Floor Houston, Texas 77002
April 23, 2013 11 AM

Speakers:
Mr. Michael Parker, ExxonMobil Production Company - Technical Advisor
Mr. Mike Dupuis, Marathon Oil Company - Corporate Industrial Hygiene Manager

What Has Industry Been Doing in Response to EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Environmental and Regulatory Efforts? The presentation will review ongoing study and advocacy efforts being led by the American Petroleum Institute (API), ...

International: Trendsetter: Global Subsea Well Intervention

Petroleum Club
800 Bell Street, 43rd Floor Houston, Texas
April 23, 2013 11:30 AM

Speaker Mario Lugo; CEO, Trendsetter Engineering

Post-Macondo, the deepsea oil industry was challenged to revitalize faith in equipment integrity and contingency response. Across the world, various consortiums of international oil companies aligned to design, build, distribute, and plan for future subsea well crisis. The first of ...

2013 Electrical Submersible Pump Workshop

Woodlands Waterway Marriott
1601 Lake Robbins Drive The Woodlands, TX 77380
April 24, 2013 8 AM
The Gulf Coast Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers invites you to register for the 2013 Electric Submersible Pump Workshop, being held April 24 to April 26 at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott and Convention Center. Register here! This ...

Bus Dev: Marathon Oil – Growth, Efficiency, New Play Development

Four Seasons Hotel
1300 Lamar Houston, Texas 77010
April 24, 2013 5 PM

Speaker Steve Guidry - VP Business Development - Marathon Oil Corporation

Steve Guidry will update us on Marathon's current strategy and activities with particular focus on Lower 48 opportunities. The popular format of a Business & Social Networking hour, with complimentary ...

C&P/DESG SPECIAL EVENT: Data Management Challenges of Distributed Measurements in Unconventional Wells

Norris Conference Centers - Houston/Westchase
9990 Richmond Ave. Houston, TX 77042
April 24, 2013 5:45 PM

Speaker Kyle Friehauf, PhD, ConocoPhillips

The Completions/Production and Digital Energy Study Groups Present a Unique Joint Event and Dinner Presentation Data Management Challenges of Distributed Measurements in Unconventional Wells Typical North American shale gas wells are characterized by long horizontals and multiple stages of hydraulic fracturing. ...

Reservoir: Modeling and Simplicity: Occam’s Razor in the 21st Century - Sponsored by Halliburton

Courtyard at St. James
1885 St James Place Houston, Texas 77056
April 25, 2013 11:30 AM

Speaker Dr. Larry Lake

Since its introduction in the early 1950s numerical reservoir simulation has become the mainstay of reservoir engineering practice. Indeed no major asset anywhere in the world has not been simulated, sometimes many times. Such preponderance of usage obscures the fact ...

May 2013 Events

SPE GCS R&D Study Group - May Lunch Meeting

Norris Center - Westchase
9990 Richmond Avenue Houston, Texas 77042
May 2, 2013 11:30 AM

Speaker Dr. Ram Shenoy, CTO for ConocoPhillips

In May 2012, ConocoPhillips spun off its downstream operations and emerged as the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. The primary corporate objectives are profitable organic growth, aiming for organic hydrocarbon production ...

Offshore Technology Conference

The Offshore Technology Conference brings together energy professionals to create a comprehensive, peer-selected technical program. OTC also showcases an exhibition of the latest products and services. ...

SPEGCS Board of Directors Meeting


SPE Houston Office
10777 Westheimer, Suite 1075 Houston, TX 77042
May 9, 2013 7:30 AM

General Mtg: MICROBES IN DRILLING & PRODUCTION – KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE & ENEMIES EVEN CLOSER

Petroleum Club, 43rd floor, ExxonMobil Building
800 Bell St., Houston, Texas 77002
May 9, 2013 11:30 AM

Speaker James “Buddy” Gaetner, Director of Research and Development for ViChem Specialty Products

This presentation will include a discussion of topics related to microorganisms and the oil and gas industry. The use of culture independent techniques for studying microbes will also be explained with emphasis on how it has vastly ...

2013 SPE – Gulf Coast Section Reservoir Study Group Reservoir Technology Forum


Anadarko Petroleum
1201 Lake Robbins Drive The Woodlands, Texas 77380
May 10, 2013 8 AM
Please Join the reservoir Study Group for this one day forum to review the latest topics in Reservoir Engineering. ...

Oil Patch Orientation

Hilton Houston Westchase
9999 Westheimer Houston, Texas 77042
May 14, 2013 8:30 AM

Speakers:
John Farina, Ron Hinn, Susan Howes, Ken Arnold, Marty Stetzer


This seminar is the most popular SPE program.  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 ...

Northside: The Evolving State of Natural Gas

Greenspoint Club
16925 Northchase Houston, TX 77060
May 14, 2013 11:30 AM

Speaker Xiuli Wang, Ph.D

In mid-2008 oil prices climbed to almost $150/barrel, then dropped to around $40 and now moved back to $100. Natural gas prices have remained very uneven throughout the world. In the US it sells for about one fourth of its ...

DE: A Data-driven Approach to Modeling and Optimization of a North Sea Asset Using Real-time Data

Courtyard on St James
1885 St James Place Houston, TX 77056
May 15, 2013 11:30 AM

Speaker Eric Ziegel. Senior Statistician, BP

Installing increased numbers of sensors on existing and new well stock does not necessarily result in increased production. New methods of analysis must also be developed to capitalize on the new data streams to maximize safety and value delivery ...

TDA
Westside: Development of Downhole Tools for Use in Ultra-HPHT Environments

Norris Center - Westchase
9990 Richmond Avenue Houston, Texas 77042
May 15, 2013 11:30 AM

Speaker Doug Lehr, Director of Wellbore Intervention Engineering, Baker Hughes

The completion and servicing of ultra-HPHT wells presents unprecedented challenges to operators. These challenges are primarily attributable to extremes in temperature, pressure, and depth. Today, there are a number of industry projects underway or planned in which downhole tools are ...

Ethical Principles in Business

Greenspoint Club
16925 Northchase Dr. Houston, Texas 77060
May 15, 2013 11:30 AM

Speaker James Pappas, P.E., M.B.A., VP, Ultra-Deepwater Program for RPSEA

Ethical Principals in Business is part 2 of a 3-part ethics series developed by the author to review the interrelationships between people's beliefs and actions, and frequent conflicts that occur in business settings. This 1-hour interactive study will touch on ...

Emerging Engineers Conference 2013

United Way of Houston
50 Waugh Drive Houston, TX 77007
May 17, 2013 7 AM

Speaker Paul K. Siegele - President, Energy Technology Company

The Emerging Engineers Conference (EEC) is an annual conference designed specifically for young professionals to provide a forum to explore topics that will shape and develop their careers. EEC will feature multiple technical topics, soft skills presentations, ...

SWOT Analysis of Carbon Capture and Storage

Norris Center - Westchase
9990 Richmond Avenue - Suite 102 Houston, Texas 77042
May 21, 2013 11:30 AM

Speaker Chuck Fox, VP of Operations and Engineering at Kinder Morgan CO2 Company, LP