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   CSM SPE Mock Interviews
   11:30a SPE YP Lunch & Learn - Using High Frequency Data to Analyze Drilling Dynamics
   11:30a GENERAL MEETING - Estimation of Shale Gas and Oil Properties Based on Field Data
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Sep 8th, 2017 (Fri)
  CSM SPE Mock Interviews


The interviews will be held on Friday, September 8th at the Liberty Oilfield Services and Halliburton offices in Downtown Denver.

Liberty Oilfield Services, LLC.
950 17th St #2000
Denver, CO 80202

1125 17th St
Denver, CO 80202

The dress code is business casual to simulate the actual career fair / interview environment

The interviews will be run as follows:
30 min: Interview questions
5-10 min: Wrap up discussion
5 min: break for interviewers

You will be contacted to confirm a time and will also receive further details/descriptions of how the interviews will be run.
Feel free to select multiple time slots that you can be available.

Questions? Please contact Wale Adekunle at oadekunl@mines.edu

Sep 13th, 2017 (Wed)
11:30 AM
  SPE YP Lunch & Learn - Using High Frequency Data to Analyze Drilling Dynamics

When: September 13, 2017 - 11:30 1 PM

Where: Liberty Oilfield Services - 950 17th St. Floor 24, Denver, CO 80202

Lecturer: Jimmy Stacey 

Lecturer Bio: Jimmy Stacey has been in the Oil and Gas industry for 5 years. He was previously in Bakersfield, CA for two and a half years working with drilling / fishing tools and drill bits. Jimmy has been in Denver for 2 1/2 years, and in the last year made the switch to DDS to cover the fleet of BlackBox Tools to use for drilling optimization. He graduated fro BYU in 2012 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. 



Please RSVP by 1:00 PM Tuesday, September 12th

Lunch will be provided.

Sep 20th, 2017 (Wed)
11:30 AM
  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.