Aug. 9, 2019


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The SPE Members in Transition Seminar Series is designed to include a selection of topics of interest to SPE members who are transitioning in between jobs during the current industry downturn or who are looking for new career opportunities.  The agenda for the thirty-seventh seminar in the series will include "Estimating Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Petroleum Exploration and Production", "Re-inventing Yourself to Stay Relevant in an Ever-Changing Geoscience Technical Climate" and "How I Went from Employee to 7-Figure Entrepreneur While Working a Full-Time Job" and a “Discussion of Resources for SPE Members”.


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Dr. Subhash Thakur
Speaker Dr. Subhash Thakur
Speaker #1 Title: Reservoir Engineer Speaker #1 Company: Sustainable Petroleum Solutions LLC Speaker #1 Bio: Dr. Subhash Thakur is a reservoir engineer and has his own consulting company Sustainable Petroleum Solutions LLC. His areas of expertise include field development planning, reservoir simulation, reserve & economic evaluation, enhanced oil recovery and ...

Speaker #1 Title: Reservoir Engineer


Speaker #1 Company: Sustainable Petroleum Solutions LLC


Speaker #1 Bio: Dr. Subhash Thakur is a reservoir engineer and has his own consulting company Sustainable Petroleum Solutions LLC. His areas of expertise include field development planning, reservoir simulation, reserve & economic evaluation, enhanced oil recovery and CO2 sequestration. Previously, he worked for BP in various engineering and multidisciplinary team leadership positions in Tulsa, Calgary, Trinidad and Houston. He holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from India, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado.   Subhash served in the SPE Carbon Capture & Sequestration Committee from 2011-2016 and is currently in a team writing the guidelines for the SPE CO2 Storage Resource Management System (CO2 SRMS).


Speaker #1 Estimating Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Petroleum Exploration and Production There is a growing concern over climate change impacts of GHG emissions from petroleum production, refining and use. The contribution from exploration and production of petroleum (upstream) can be material in complex operations. The upstream emissions vary significantly for different subsurface situations and production processes employed. Well-to-refinery gate (WTR) emissions vary by a factor of 10 from low to high GHG emissions fields. It is important, therefore, for the upstream operators to track GHG emissions. A tool called Oil Production Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimator (OPGEE) will be described which is an engineering-based model that estimates GHG emissions from the production, processing, and transport of crude oil. OGPEE can model primary through tertiary production of crude oil and can be tuned to represent variations in production practices and geology. It also allows estimating reduction of GHG emissions as a result of process changes and to see the effect of the changes within production life cycle. This framework makes it possible to analyze emissions in long-term projects (against a forecasted baseline) when a technology or policy change is implemented.

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Speaker: Deborah Sacrey
Speaker Deborah Sacrey
Speaker #2 Title: Owner Speaker #2 Company: Auburn Energy Speaker #2 Bio: Deborah is a geologist/geophysicist with 43 years of oil and gas exploration experience in the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast and Mid-Continent areas of the US.  She received her degree in Geology from the University of Oklahoma in ...

Speaker #2 Title: Owner


Speaker #2 Company: Auburn Energy


Speaker #2 Bio: Deborah is a geologist/geophysicist with 43 years of oil and gas exploration experience in the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast and Mid-Continent areas of the US.  She received her degree in Geology from the University of Oklahoma in 1976 and immediately started working for Gulf Oil in their Oklahoma City offices. She started her own company, Auburn Energy, in 1990 and built her first geophysical workstation using Kingdom software in 1996. She helped SMT/IHS for 18 years in developing and testing the Kingdom Software. She specializes in 2D and 3D interpretation for clients in the US and internationally. For the past nine years she has been part of a team to study and bring the power of multi-attribute neural analysis of seismic data to the geoscience public, guided by Dr. Tom Smith, founder of SMT.  She has become an expert in the use of Paradise software and has over 5 discoveries for clients using multi-attribute neural analysis. Deborah has been very active in the geological community.  She is past national President of SIPES (Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists), past President of the Division of Professional Affairs of AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists), Past Treasurer of AAPG and Past President of the Houston Geological Society. She is currently the President of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies and is one of the GCAGS representatives on the AAPG Advisory Council. Deborah is also a DPA Certified Petroleum Geologist #4014 and DPA Certified Petroleum Geophysicist #2.  She belongs to AAPG, SIPES, Houston Geological Society, South Texas Geological Society and the Oklahoma City Geological Society (OCGS).


Speaker #2 Abstract: Re-inventing Yourself to Stay Relevant in an Ever-Changing Geoscience Technical Climate


This is a portion of the history of my career path where technology changes have caused the re-invention of my use of technology, and thus me.  I cover three major paradigm shifts in the last 30 years including: the Digital Transformation, the change from 2D to 3D and now the coming change to Machine Learning and AI.  There are key points to learn from along the path, and those are shared as well. This presentation was originally geared to geoscientists, but I think there are salient points that Engineers and persons transitioning in their career paths can appreciate.  It is good for students looking for work as well as young professionals.

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Speaker: Raj Jana
Speaker Raj Jana
Speaker #3 Name: Raj Jana Speaker #3 Title: Entrepreneur | Keynote Speaker | Podcast Host Speaker #3 Company: JavaPresse Coffee Company Speaker #3 Raj is an impact-driven entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and podcast host who’s passionate about using capitalism and business as a vehicle to make the world a brighter place. ...

Speaker #3 Name: Raj Jana


Speaker #3 Title: Entrepreneur | Keynote Speaker | Podcast Host


Speaker #3 Company: JavaPresse Coffee Company


Speaker #3 Raj is an impact-driven entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and podcast host who’s passionate about using capitalism and business as a vehicle to make the world a brighter place. After his mentor died of a heart attack just three months short of retirement - Raj felt compelled to step up and do something meaningful to challenge conventional ways of thinking. Inspired to seize life for all it's worth, Raj founded JavaPresse Coffee Company - lifestyle brand on a mission to transform ordinary coffee rituals into extraordinary daily experiences. Since launching in 2015, Raj has helped over 220,000 individuals use coffee as a vehicle to achieve more daily fulfillment, growing the company to 7-figures while he worked a full-time corporate job. His company has been endorsed by Daymond John of Shark Tank and featured in Inc Magazine, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and various other news outlets for his work to date. His company is an official partner of the Make-A-Wish Foundation - Central and South Texas, donating over $38,000 in the last year to help 5 children with life-threatening illnesses experience their dream wishes. Raj frequently writes for his weekly column on Inc Magazine, “Stay Grounded in Business”, while hosting “Stay Grounded”, a weekly podcast that brings on people from all walks of life to help listeners in over 60 countries realize and leverage the tools they already have to experience more fulfillment, success, and happiness in daily life.


Speaker #3 Abstract: How I Went from Employee to 7-Figure Entrepreneur While Working a Full-Time Job


This keynote is aimed at aspiring entrepreneurs who want to reclaim control of their lives by growing their business – and want to do it alongside another full-time commitment (such as work or parenting). With the help of personal experiences and anecdotes, I’ll reveal the exact steps I took to launch JavaPresse and scale it to 6-figures/month in under a year. I’ll share the reality of the hard work, relentless dedication, and ruthless time management needed to turn the JavaPresse brand into a top-seller – alongside the pitfalls, the breakthroughs, and the defining moments that enabled me to walk an extraordinary path while using business as a tool for personal happiness, fulfillment, and success. It’s my goal that your audience will leave inspired by the possibilities for them and clear on the next steps they need to take to put their plan into action.


Speaker #3 Name: Raj Jana


Speaker #3 Title: Entrepreneur | Keynote Speaker | Podcast Host


Speaker #3 Company: JavaPresse Coffee Company


Speaker #3 Raj is an impact-driven entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and podcast host who’s passionate about using capitalism and business as a vehicle to make the world a brighter place. After his mentor died of a heart attack just three months short of retirement - Raj felt compelled to step up and do something meaningful to challenge conventional ways of thinking. Inspired to seize life for all it's worth, Raj founded JavaPresse Coffee Company - lifestyle brand on a mission to transform ordinary coffee rituals into extraordinary daily experiences. Since launching in 2015, Raj has helped over 220,000 individuals use coffee as a vehicle to achieve more daily fulfillment, growing the company to 7-figures while he worked a full-time corporate job. His company has been endorsed by Daymond John of Shark Tank and featured in Inc Magazine, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and various other news outlets for his work to date. His company is an official partner of the Make-A-Wish Foundation - Central and South Texas, donating over $38,000 in the last year to help 5 children with life-threatening illnesses experience their dream wishes. Raj frequently writes for his weekly column on Inc Magazine, “Stay Grounded in Business”, while hosting “Stay Grounded”, a weekly podcast that brings on people from all walks of life to help listeners in over 60 countries realize and leverage the tools they already have to experience more fulfillment, success, and happiness in daily life.


Speaker #3 Abstract: How I Went from Employee to 7-Figure Entrepreneur While Working a Full-Time Job


This keynote is aimed at aspiring entrepreneurs who want to reclaim control of their lives by growing their business – and want to do it alongside another full-time commitment (such as work or parenting). With the help of personal experiences and anecdotes, I’ll reveal the exact steps I took to launch JavaPresse and scale it to 6-figures/month in under a year. I’ll share the reality of the hard work, relentless dedication, and ruthless time management needed to turn the JavaPresse brand into a top-seller – alongside the pitfalls, the breakthroughs, and the defining moments that enabled me to walk an extraordinary path while using business as a tool for personal happiness, fulfillment, and success. It’s my goal that your audience will leave inspired by the possibilities for them and clear on the next steps they need to take to put their plan into action.

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Organizer

Yetunde Okediji / Susan Howes

Event Contact Name: Yetunde Okediji / Susan Howes


 


Event Contact Email: yetunde.okediji@gmail.com / c.susan.howes@gmail.com


Event Contact Phone #: 817-845-5876 / 713-553-5020


Date and Time

Fri, Aug. 9, 2019

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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If you do not have a full-time job in the oil and gas industry, are a full-time student or Member in Transition (MiT) member, and you do not see a discounted registration fee for students/MiT regarding this event, please contact the GCS manager at spe-gcs@spe.org.


Location

Trini Mendenhall

1414 Wirt Road
Houston, TX 77042
United States of America