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11 Oct 2017

YP Lunch & Learn | A view From the Bus Bench: Getting off the Bench and On the Bus

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Location:

Liberty Oilfield Services

950 17th Street

Floor 24th

Denver, CO 80202

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Speaker: David Ramsden-Wood

Bio: David Ramsden-Wood is the President and Chief Operating Officer of OneEnergy Partners. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with more than 15 years’ engineering experience across all engineering disciplines with a focus on reservoir engineering, planning, and production engineering with companies including Sundance Energy, Enerplus, and Anadarko.

18 Oct 2017 REGISTER

GENERAL MEETING | Shale Development - Does Cheap Energy Really Mean Flaming Tap Water?

When: October 18, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

Where: Denver Athletic Club | 1325 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80204

Who: Dr. William Fleckenstein

For any dietary restrictions please contact denversection@spemail.org

Registration closes at 5 PM on Monday, October 16th

19 Oct 2017

COGA Oktoberfest Fall Networking Event

WHEN: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 4:00 PM

Register to attend the COGA Oktoberfest Fall Networking Event! An array of local brews will be offered along with appetizers. Meet other COGA members and connect with local industry professionals!

The event is open to COGA members for $50 and to non-members for $60, which includes appetizers and beer. All proceeds from this event will benefit the American Red Cross as they continue to work to support the flood recovery efforts in Houston. Doors will open at 4pm and the event will run until 6pm on Thursday, October 19th. 

The event will be hosted at the University of Colorado Denver located at 1380 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80202.

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Oktoberfest is sponsored by:

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Oktoberfest is put on in collaboration with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and their educational session hosted prior to the event

24 Oct 2017 REGISTER

CONT. ED. | Intro to Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) and Underbalanced Drilling (UBD)

Dates: Tuesday - Wednesday October 24 & 25, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

Location: Liberty Oilfield Services Training Room 950 !7th St. Suite 2000, Denver, CO 80202

Instructor: Deepak M. Gala, Shell Upstream Americas

Cost: Member $1400, Non-member $1800

1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded by SPE-Americas Office for this 2-day course.

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 9, 2017


Description

This 2-day course will provide an introduction and overview of the current underbalanced and managed pressure drilling technology. The course will explain how and why UBD or MPD is carried out, highlight the differences between the two, and include the variations of MPD technologies such as dual gradient drilling and continuous circulation methods. It will provide a basic understanding of the equipment used in both drilling operations. The course highlights the relevant issues that need to be addressed in well planning and design as well as the well integrity and well control aspects for both UBD and MPD.

The objectives of this course are to understand:

  • The basics of the UBD and MPD technologies
  • When to use UBD and when to use MPD and what the various limitations and advantages are of these drilling techniques
  • The equipment requirements for UBD and MPD and gain an understanding of how they differ in the well design process
  • The engineering requirements for these drilling techniques

Day 1: Underbalanced Drilling

  • What is underbalanced drilling?
  • Why drill underbalanced?
  • History of underbalanced drilling
  • Limitations and advantages of UBD
  • UBD classifications
  • Candidate selection
  • Well planning
  • Fluids and gasses used
  • Flow modeling
  • MWD systems and their limitations
  • Isolation valves
  • Nitrogen equipment
  • Compressors
  • BOP's and rotating control diverters
  • Separators
  • Flare stacks
  • Underbalanced drilling equipment
  • Case histories

Day 2: Managed Pressure Drilling

  • Why use managed pressure drilling?
  • Variations of managed pressure drilling
  • Dual gradient variations
  • Continuous circulation
  • Well control in MPD
  • MPD choke manifolds
  • Rotating control devices
  • Planning MPD projects
  • Case histories

Learning Level

Introductory

Course Length

2 Days

Why Attend?

MPD and UBD incorporate important techniques that help operators drill new wells safely, more efficiently, and in some cases, allows them to drill previously undrillable wells. This introductory course is an excellent opportunity to expand your understanding of advanced drilling technologies and how to conduct projects that are both successful and safe.

Who Should Attend

This course is appropriate for those who are new to the industry, or anyone who would like to understand the value of this important drilling technology.

CEUs

1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 2-day course.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14 day window will not be refunded.  Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

Training sessions attached to SPE conferences and workshops follow the cancellation policies stated on the event information page.  Please check that page for specific cancellation information.

SPE reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses at will.  Notification of changes will be made as quickly as possible; please keep this in mind when arranging travel, as SPE is not responsible for any fees charged for cancelling or changing travel arrangements.

We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.

Full Regional cancellation policies can be found at the “Cancellation Policy” link on the SPE Training Course Catalog page: http://www.spe.org/training/catalog.php.

Instructor

Deepak M. Gala  is Senior Well Engineer at Shell Upstream Americas. Prior to joining Shell, he was US commercial manager at Weatherford and US well control engineer at Cudd Well Control.

Outside of his duties at Shell, Gala is involved in many industry associations and initiatives with over 15 technical publications. He regularly teaches SPE-sponsored courses and serves on various regional and international SPE committees. Gala was recently selected to be a part of the new SPE Sustainability Committee and SPE International Young Professional Coordinating Committee. He was the first Weatherford employee to receive SPE’s 2008 Outstanding Technical Editor Award for the Drilling and Completion Journal, the first to receive the 2010 International Young Member Outstanding Service Award, and the 2011 Young Engineer of the Year for the SPE Gulf Coast Section.

Gala earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Mumbai University, a master’s degree in natural gas engineering from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and an MBA in finance from Tulane University.

Other Courses by Instructor

27 Oct 2017

SPE YP Top Golf Halloween Costume Party!

When: October 27, 2017 | 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Where: Top Golf - Centennial | 10601 E. Easter Ave., Centennial, CO 80112


SPE YP is Kicking off the seaseon with a Top Golf Halloween Event! Enjoy 3 hours of Top Golf, drinks, appetizers, and prizes with friends and colleagues (non-members are welcome).

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Registration Fee: $35 per person. Spots are limited!

Registration ends 10/20 at noon, so register now!

Dress Code: Costumes are strongly encouraged!

Transportaion: Party bus leaving downtown Denver at 4:15PM (Location TBD)

Available sponsorhips include:

$1500 Gold Sponsor

-Includes 2 free registration spots 

-This sponsor will be the title sponsor e.g. "SPE's YP Halloween Party Sponsored by ___________"

$500 Silver Sponsor (Food, Drink, Gift, and Bus Sponsor)

-Each sponsor will get 1 free registration spot

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jessica Iriarte and Joey Hainsfurther.

8 Nov 2017

YP Lunch & Learn | Detecting Depletion in the Middle Bakken using Drillbit Geomechanics

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Location:

Liberty Oilfield Services

950 17th Street

Floor 24th

Denver, CO 80202

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Speaker: Eric Marshall, Director of Engineering at Fracture ID

Eric Marshall has 15 years of oil and gas experience. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in December of 2002 and immediately went to work for Halliburton in the Rocky Mountain Region. During his time with Halliburton, he became an expert in coiled tubing and hydraulic fracturing operations leading him to manage their Pinpoint Stimulation technology out of Houston, TX where he successfully expanded the technology globally.

In 2007, Eric joined Integrated Petroleum Technologies in Golden, CO as a reservoir and stimulation advisor. During his 9 years with IPT, he practiced reservoir engineering and completions design, specializing in the economic optimization of field developments. Eric left his position as Engineering Manager at IPT in 2016 and joined Fracture ID as a Completions Manager where he is currently tasked with compiling measured in-situ rock properties into a completions friendly format to assist operators with maximizing the value of their completions. Eric is currently serving as Director of Engineering for Fracture ID.

Eric has been a member of SPE for 14 years and is a registered professional (petroleum) engineer in the states of Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Wyoming and Ohio.

 

15 Nov 2017 REGISTER

GENERAL MEETING | Ethane-Based EOR: An Innovative and Profitable Opportunity

When: November 15, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

Where: Denver Athletic Club | 1325 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80204

Who: Patrick L. McGuire

For any dietary restrictions please contact denversection@spemail.org

Registration closes at 5 PM on Monday, November 13th

13 Dec 2017 REGISTER

GENERAL MEETING | Using Water Hammer Characteristics as a Fracture Treatment Diagnostic

When: December 13, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Where: Denver Athletic Club | 1325 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80204

Who: Jessica Iriarte

For any dietary restrictions please contact denversection@spemail.org

Registration closes at 5 PM on Monday, December 11th

17 Jan 2018 REGISTER

GENERAL MEETING | Fracturing without a Drop of Water - Lessons Learned Fracturing with LPG

When: January 17, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Where: Denver Athletic Club | 1325 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80204

SPE Distinguished Lecturer: Robert Lestz

For any dietary restrictions please contact denversection@spemail.org

Registration closes at 5 PM on Monday, January 11th


6 Mar 2018 REGISTER

CONT. ED. | Re-Fracturing - Candidate Selection and Design

Dates: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 @ 8:00 AM 

Location: Schlumberger Training Room - 1625 Broadway Suite 1300 Denver, CO 80202

Instructor: Michael B. Smith, President of NSI Technologies

Cost: Member $750, Non-member $850

0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded by SPE-Americas Office for this 2-day course.

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 5:00 PM


Description

If I want to re-frac a well “just because” – maybe I am disappointed in the production – that is most likely a BAD idea. This course discusses how I can go about selecting a candidate (there are no really “good” candidates since having to re-frac indicates original fracs were not adequate) that will benefit from such a workover. Then, what extra considerations are involved in a treatment design.

  • What makes a good (or NOT) re-frac candidate
  • How does depletion affect the re-fracture for good or bad
  • What might be different about re-fracture treatment design

Learning Level

Intermediate (Useful to be familiar with fundamentals of hydraulic fracturing)

Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend?

If you are considering the possibilities of re-fracturing operations, it is critical to understand all the various conditions that must be considered. These include: geomechanics of how production from this and offset wells may have changed in situ stresses, how proppant from the original frac may impact fracture propagation for the re-frac, and understanding specifically what must be accomplished by the re-fracture treatment (make longer fractures, inject stronger proppant to restore kfw, fracture new rock, …).

Who Should Attend

This course is of interest to petroleum engineers involved (directly or indirectly) in candidate selection, design and evaluation of re-fracturing treatments. It would be beneficial for participants to have a basic understanding of hydraulic fracturing and well completion concepts. However, the course is also of interest/value for reservoir engineering and management to understand what potentially can (and cannot) be achieved with re-fracturing.

CEUs

0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 1-day course.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14 day window will not be refunded.  Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

Training sessions attached to SPE conferences and workshops follow the cancellation policies stated on the event information page.  Please check that page for specific cancellation information.

SPE reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses at will.  Notification of changes will be made as quickly as possible; please keep this in mind when arranging travel, as SPE is not responsible for any fees charged for cancelling or changing travel arrangements.

We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.

Full Regional cancellation policies can be found at the “Cancellation Policy” link on the SPE Training Course Catalog page: http://www.spe.org/training/catalog.php.

Instructor

Michael B. Smith is president and founder of NSI Technologies, a consulting firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has more than 20 years of experience in rock mechanics, well completions, and hydraulic fracturing. Smith has written more than 35 technical papers and holds six patents. He also served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer and wrote two chapters in the SPE Monograph, Recent Advances in Hydraulic Fracturing. Smith recently received the Lester C. Uren Award for his technical contributions to hydraulic fracturing.

20 Sep 2017

GENERAL MEETING | Estimation of Shale Gas and Oil Properties Based on Field Data

When: September 20, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Where: Denver Athletic Club | 1325 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80204

SPE Distinguished Lecturer: Tao  Yang - Statoil

For any dietary restrictions please contact denversection@spemail.org

Registration closes at 5 PM on Monday, September 18th


                                                                  

Abstract: Reservoir fluid composition and PVT properties play important roles in liquid rich shale development. Accurate estimation of reservoir fluid richness has a significant impact on drilling target and well completion. Traditional PVT properties are widely used for reservoir management, production optimization, and economic evaluation. 

Unfortunately PVT data from shale reservoirs is rarely available in public literature due to difficulty to obtain representative in-situ fluid samples in extremely low permeability reservoirs. This makes understanding shale PVT a very challenging task. StatOil spent two years' time to collect large amounts of PVT samples and measure PVT properties for the Eagle Ford field. Wide range of reservoir fluids from dry gas, gas condensate, volatile oil to black oil had been collected and studied thoroughly. 

Based on the large PVT database from more than 50 wells, a new methodology was developed to estimate in-situ reservoir fluid composition and corresponding PVT properties based on readily available field data. Only providing one of the following field data (either API gravity of surface condensate/oil, gas-oil ratio, surface gas composition, or mud logging data) is sufficient to derive the majority of PVT properties, including reservoir fluid fluid composition, saturation pressure, formation volume factors and NGLs. 

The new method proposed in this presentation is a technical breakthrough for shale gas and oil properties with many applications with significant improvements. Thanks to reservoir fluid self-consistency in shale plays, it is very practical to estimate reasonable PVT properties based on existing field data without large sampling and laboratory programs. 


Biography: Tao Yang is a reservoir technology specialist at Statoil. He holds BSc and PhD degrees in chemical engineering. Before joining Statoil, Tao Yang worked at Pera a/s - a world leading reservoir engineering consulting company in Norway. From association with Professor Curtis Whitson (Recipient of SPE Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal 2011), he gained vast industrial experiences from global reservoir engineering consulting projects for more than 200 fields. 

Tao Yang has publications in prestigious journals and reviews papers for several technical journals (technical editor of SPE Reservoir Evaluation &  Engineering and editorial board member of Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering). He served as co-chairman and steering committee member for numerous workshops and conferences (including the successful SPE ATW Complex Reservoir Fluids in 2011, 2012, and 2014). He received the SPE Outstanding Technical Editor Award in 2009 and the SPE North Sea Regional Technical Award - Reservoir Description and Dynamics in 2011. 

                                                                  

18 Sep 2017

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