Oct. 10, 2019


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ABSTRACT of Presentation

For all drilling, completion and production work, it is highly important to mitigate risk before introducing fluids that will disrupt the equilibrium of the reservoir.   Data provided by laboratory testing about the rock, the drilling and completion fluids, and their interactions, will help reduce the potential of damage to the formation.    

This presentation is the review of key aspects that should be addressed, from a laboratory perspective, to gather the knowledge that will lead to a successful, long lived producing well and field.

 

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If you have special dietary needs (allergies, religious, etc.), please include special meal requests in the "Comments" section during the registration process.                                                                                                

Registration & Walk-ins 

All attendees are encouraged to register and pay online for this event.  This is a more efficient means of registering for the event and enables the registration process at the meeting to move much faster.  Walk-in space is available on a seat-limited basis at a fee $5 more than the on-line registration fee.

Parking for this event
 
The TOTAL Plaza building (1201 Louisiana Street across from the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel) is connected to the downtown Houston tunnel system.  Using the tunnel system, those working downtown can walk to our meeting in air-conditioned comfort.
 
If you will drive to this meeting, the following summarizes available parking:
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The image above shows how to access the valet parking area at the new location of the Petroleum Club. Enter from Milam Street and exit onto Louisiana Street.  Parking fee for this valet parking is $15. Be sure to get discount parking sticker at registration table if you use this valet parking service.
 
Surface parking lots are available to the south of the TOTAL Plaza building (between this building and the former EXXON Building), including one surface lot adjacent to the TOTAL Plaza Building - pay at meter (cost ~ $9).  Other surface lots in the area cost $8 - $9 and they frequently are full by mid-morning.
 
Parking is also available in the Hyatt Regency Hotel parking garage across the street.  Prices vary depending on time in the garage.  Cost for 2 hours of parking is $12.  Parking is also available via valet at the Louisiana Street entrance of the hotel.  Cost is about $10. 
 
 

Featured Speakers

Speaker: David Torres, PhD, SCAL Laboratories Manager, Stratum Reservoir
Speaker David Torres, PhD, SCAL Laboratories Manager, Stratum Reservoir
David Torres is the manager for the Special Core Analysis laboratories in Houston.  His group includes Fluid Flow, Electrical Properties, NMR, Rock Mechanics, Centrifuge, and Fluids (PVT & Water Analysis). David holds a Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.  He also holds ...

David Torres is the manager for the Special Core Analysis laboratories in Houston.  His group includes Fluid Flow, Electrical Properties, NMR, Rock Mechanics, Centrifuge, and Fluids (PVT & Water Analysis).


David holds a Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.  He also holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Technical Institute and Jesuit University of Guadalajara Mexico.  He is a native Spanish speaker, and he is fluent in English, French, and German.


With over six years of experience as a senior reservoir engineer working for ConocoPhillips at the Bartlesville Research Center in Oklahoma, David led the development of a Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (CEOR) program for a major Alaskan reservoir. This program proved successful displacement of residual oil from water flooding in the field via single well chemical tracer test (in 2013 by injecting an alkali-surfactant-polymer (ASP) formulation.  David and other members of the team were awarded a special recognition for such efforts.  The developed ASP formulation proved to recover more than 95% of the oil residual to water flooding in the laboratory and in the field.   He also collaborated in a CEOR program for a Norwegian reservoir.   At ConocoPhillips he also worked in the Subsurface Technology Group collaborating in a project for shale gas reservoirs developing a prototype user interface.


At the University of Texas, he worked for four years in a volatile oil project to mitigate gas banking and restore well productivity by implementing a fluorinated treatment to alter the wettability of the near wellbore rock.  Sponsored by 3M he published as an author and co-author four society of petroleum engineers (SPE) papers on this topic.  During his graduate studies he also collaborated with CO2 injection projects, as well as CO2 sequestration.


David has strong background in core and fluid measurements and characterization, rheology, chromatography, tomography, and microscopy.  For him safety is a top priority and he was an active member of safety committees at ConocoPhillips and at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Organizer

Barry Faulkner

Email: barryf1944@gmail.com ;


Phone: (281) 627-8790


Date and Time

Thu, Oct. 10, 2019

11:30 a.m. - 1 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

Petroleum Club

TOTAL Plaza, 1201 Louisiana St, 35th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002



Group(s): General Meeting