June 4, 2009


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Sign in and registration will begin at 7:30AM in the main building.  The Auditorium is all the way down the hall in the back of the building.  The times of all presentations are listed below.  Lunch at 11:30. 

We will be releasing the results of the 2009 Salary Survey. 
 Automating Tasks using Microsoft Tools (Beginner to Intermediate MS Access User) By Leticia Rocha:   9:30 - 11:30 ;    12:45 -  2:45;   
You don’t have to be an advanced Microsoft Office power user or VBA scripter to learn how to create macros in Access and schedule them to run automatically using the Microsoft tools we have. Excel macros can also be scheduled to run automatically without purchasing any special add-ins. This session will show you how to automate repetitive tasks.
 Subject Matter given by Chris Donofrio:  9:30 - 2 hrs;  12:45 - 2 hrs
1 - Understanding geologic time 
2 - How the earth works: Quick review of current concepts on geologic processes
Aries Presentation By Suzanne del Rosario-Davis with Halliburton/Landmark:   
1) RMS (Reserves Mangement System) - 9:30  - 1 hr  
2) Aries Incremental Economics - 12:45 - 1 hr  
Great Women of Science: Women Who Changed the World presented by Carla Fair-Wright with Society of Women Engineers   10:30 - 1 hr       
Gerry Ross of PetroSkills - Developing Petroleum Technologists  to meet the challenges of today’s market realities.  A workshop approach:   12:45 – 2:45

Ken Arnold  -  Facilities Presentation - 12:45 - 2 hrs
David Reimers -  IHS / ENERDEQ - Analyzing the Spraberry Trend - 10:30 - 11:30      
Dennis Earl - Petra  - Analyzing the Spraberry Trend using PETRA and Power Tools  -  12:45 - 1:45     
Anchor Holm - Math and Science Usage - 1:45 pm - 1 hr

Featured Speakers

Speaker Dr. John Galiotos

Professor, Energy Institute Director, Science and Engineering Technology Division Chair
HCC-NE Energy Institute
Dr. John Galiotos, Professor, Science and Engineering Technology Division Chair, Energy Institute Director.  
Bio:  Leticia Rocha has 35 years experience in the oil and gas industry. She graduated from South Plains College in Levelland, Texas on May 13, 1974 and …

Professor, Energy Institute Director, Science and Engineering Technology Division Chair
HCC-NE Energy Institute

Dr. John Galiotos, Professor, Science and Engineering Technology Division Chair, Energy Institute Director.  


Bio:  Leticia Rocha has 35 years experience in the oil and gas industry. She graduated from South Plains College in Levelland, Texas on May 13, 1974 and went to work for Amoco Production Company that same day. Leticia worked for Amoco from 1974 – 1997 in Levelland and Houston, Texas. Upon a joint venture between Amoco and Shell, Altura Permian, Ltd was formed and Leticia continued to work for Altura from 1997-2000. Altura was purchased by Oxy Permian in 2000 and Leticia continued with Oxy and has recently completed 35 years service. As part of her experience she worked in IT and saw many changes as the industry moved from the mainframe to the distributed computing we have in place today. She has worked as an engineering tech supporting various waterflood and mature co2 fields in West Texas. Currently, she works as an engineering tech supporting North and South Cowden fields near Midland, Texas in the Permian Basin.


 Bio: Chris Donofrio received his BS from Purdue University, 1980 and his MS in Geology from University of Nebraska, 1982. His thesis work examined the bedforms of the North Loup River.  Chris worked for Exxon and ExxonMobil from 1982 to February 2006 with 1) production geology assignments covering Southeast Texas and North Slope Alaska (Prudhoe Bay) 2)  exploration assignments covering Venezuela, 3) development geology assignments covering offshore west Africa, 4) research assignments on reservoir characterization and, 4) geologic modeling and the nature of permeability in clastic deposits.      

Chris is a Member of Shapes research team that developed new theory of clastic deposition and new theory for the spatial distribution of permeability.    

 Chris joined Oxy Permian February 2006 and has worked 1) Production geologist for Oxy's West Texas, Horseshoe Atoll Fields: Salt Creek, Cogdell and Sharon Ridge. He is also a mentor within OOGC on reservoir characterization and geologic modeling.    His Hobbies and interests are understanding how things work, history, people, music and animation.  


Ken Arnold is an independent consultant with over 40 years of experience in projects, facilities and construction related to upstream oil and gas developments.  He spent 16 years at Shell in engineering, and engineering research management.  He formed Paragon Engineering Services in 1980 which had a staff of 600 and was acquired by AMEC in 2005.  Ken is the author, co-author or editor of several textbooks and numerous technical articles.  He taught production facility design at the University of Houston and has been active with SPE and other technical societies.  He also received Houston's 2003 Engineer of the Year by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, and is the recipient of the SPE Public Service Award and the DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal.

 Suzanne del Rosario-Davis, currently a Senior Production Consultant, has been with Halliburton since March 2006.  Prior to that she had been in the oil and gas industry since 1989, working with acquisition and divestitures, running economics and feasibility studies, for both on and offshore properties and, assisted in the Aries DOS to Windows transition,   Suzanne graduated the University of Texas with a Bachelors of Science in Petroleum Engineering May 1989.   


GERRY ROSS is based in Texas. He is an instructor and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Petroskills. He has more than 30 years formation evaluation and rock based Petrophysics experience as well as participating in Oil & Gas operations from exploration through production. While with Core Lab he provided training to both majors and independents on a world wide basis. During this time he was also the instructor and co-ordinator of an extensive internal petrophysics applications program. This multi-year program focused on the applications of rock and fluid data in log analysis, formation evaluation, reservoir engineering & production. As General Manager of Core Lab Instruments he worked with major research centers and universities globally to provide reservoir conditions instrumentation for reservoir engineering, reservoir description and formation damage research. His international oil & gas knowledge was developed though extended assignments in South America, Asia, the North Sea and the USA. Gerry holds a B.Sc. in Geology from Bedford College, London University. He is a member of the SPE, SPWLA, PESGB, SEAPEX and a past president of the Aberdeen Chapter of the SPWLA. Bedford College London University. BSC Degree, 1976. Geology. 



David Reimers, Ph.D.   Houston based geologist with a Ph.D. in Geology from Tulane University. David is presently Senior Data Advisor with IHS in Houston, and concentrates on unconventional plays in North America. His industry experience includes both onshore and offshore U.S. regional geologic and stratigraphic studies. He also has expertise and experience in geologic and geophysical computer applications, and geoscience data management. In addition he taught in the Geology Department at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 

Dennis Earl is a Senior Geoscience Software Advisor and has been with IHS since October 2006. As an IHS PETRA support specialist, here in Houston, he assists users with application issues, mentor/coaches and conducts basic and advanced PETRA training. Prior to joining IHS, he spent 13 years at Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation as a System Analyst in the Gulf Coast Region office. During that time he supported the users and various vendor applications, including PETRA. As a Geologist, he has worked the ArkLaTex & Texas Gulf Coast Regions and, has some experience, in the Rocky Mountains. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Morehead State University in May 1973.




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Marci Nickerson

Date and Time

Thu, June 4, 2009

7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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