May 14, 2014


The Project, Facilities and Construction Study Group is pleased to announce our Spring Lecture Series for 2014. This event shall focus on “Lifting the Veil from Unconventional Production”.

Unconventional production has changed the U.S. oil and gas industry, moving the focus and more importantly CAPEX spend from deepwater offshore and international to domestic onshore.  The reason for this shift of focus is of course economics and geologic success rate.  Unconventional resources tend to be measured in billions of barrels and trillions of cubic feet in place, an order of magnitude higher that typical conventional resources with enormous areal extent.

Whether tight rock, immobile fluids or captured in source rock, the sheer quantity of the resource provides a strong interest to make development feasible.  Some common attributes are appearing in the development of these resources with tight well spacing, extreme reservoir contact and extreme stimulation playing a role in the tight rock and captured hydrocarbon arena, while steam and CO2 play more in the immobile liquids sector.

This series is intended to ‘Lift the Veil’ on the differences, and highlight the similarities, between conventional and unconventional production and field development techniques.  The 1 hour lectures are aimed to be technical and provide valuable lessons learned and are followed by 30 minutes of questions and discussion in order to promote understanding of the presented principles.

The third presentation by Oil Field Development Engineering’s Bryan Margo will present the process configurations that support Unconventional Production as well as a good overview of the components within the process plant. Bryan’s presentation will touch on the benefit of effective project planning and control through identification of the major milestones, risks and risk mitigation.  By creating a detailed plan, the project execution can be assured to meet total project schedule.  Bryan is currently Facilities Engineering Manager at OFD and is a graduate of Texas A&M with a MS Mechanical Engineering.

Each session is scheduled as a 1 hour presentation followed by a 30 minute Q&A session. We fully expect a large turnout so please book early and we hope you make all attempts to attend all four. The PF&C Study group appreciates the support of our SPE GCS members and we look forward to seeing you there.

To register for all four lectures at a discounted price, follow the link below:

Click here to register for entire First Annual Spring Lecture series


To register for the fourth and final lecture in this series, follow the link below:

Click here to register for Lecture IV by Ken Burris, WorleyParsons


Featured Speakers

Speaker Bryan Margo


Brad Nelson


Phone No:  832-230-8246


Date and Time

Wed, May 14, 2014

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
(GMT-0600) America/Chicago

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