The Oil and Gas Renaissance of the Permian Basin

Speaker W. Hoxie Smith, P.G., C.P.G.
Mr. Smith has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry.  Since 2003, he has directed Midland College’s Petroleum Professional Development Center, which provides continuing education for the regional Permian Basin energy industry.  He is a past-Chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers-Permian Basin Section, and a Past-President of ...

Mr. Smith has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry.  Since 2003, he has directed Midland College’s Petroleum Professional Development Center, which provides continuing education for the regional Permian Basin energy industry.  He is a past-Chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers-Permian Basin Section, and a Past-President of the Permian Basin Geophysical Society.  Mr. Smith is a certified Professional Geologist licensed in the State of Texas, and a Petroleum Geologist certified by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).  He has managed or otherwise been involved with four major research projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. He is currently a Special Advisor for Summit Power Group, which is working to build the first Clean Coal Plant in America that captures over 90% of the CO2 generated.  Groundbreaking for the plant is scheduled in Penwell, Texas during the second half of 2013.

Full Description

The Permian Basin of west Texas and southeastern New Mexico is having a resurgence of oil and gas activity unlike that seen since the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.  The high level of rig activity is being driven by the application of new technology.  Specifically, horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing coupled with high oil prices have made previously uneconomic reservoirs attractive drilling targets. This lunch-time presentation will give attendees an overview of the geographic location of the Permian Basin, the geology of the Permian Basin, and discuss the latest trends being developed by oil and gas operators. There will be an explanation of geologic principles, an explanation of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques and discussion of how the technology has impacted the development of new oil and gas plays. The presentation will conclude with a brief
overview of water needs as it impacts the oil and gas industry and energy development in the semi-arid Permian Basin.

Organizer Speaker Sponsorship contributed by Weatherford

Thank you Weatherford for hosting Hoxie Smith!


Amy.Timmons@Weatherford.com

When?

Tue, Sep. 17, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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Norris Center - Westchase
9990 Richmond Avenue - Suite 102
Houston, Texas 77042

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