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25 Jan 2018

SPE YP Denver Nuggets vs. NY Knicks

When: Thursday, January 25 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM 

Where: Pepsi Center | 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, CO 80204

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Join us for a night of basketball watching the Denver Nuggets vs. the New York Knicks at the Pepsi Center.

Special thanks to our amazing sponsors: Liberty Oilfield Services and Baker Hughes a GE Company!

 

 

12 Feb 2018

RES. STUDY GROUP | Completion and Production Optimization Using Multi-variate Statistical Analysis

When: Monday, February 12, 2018 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Where: Schlumberger Office - 1675 Broadway, 7th floor, Denver, CO 80202

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How many wells should I plan in an undrilled unit? How much negative impact will a poor completion have in high quality reservoir rock? What drilling and completion parameters are required to deliver economic wells in Tier II rock? Engineers and geoscientists working in unconventional plays face questions like these virtually every day. This workflow-based talk will focus on using geologic, drilling, and completion data as input to a multivariate statistical analysis to predict EUR in the Middle Bakken in Mountrail County, North Dakota. In this way, we arrive at answers much richer than historically obtained from attempts to simplify the problem to a set of bivariate (crossplot) relationships.

Biography: 

Patrick Rutty is Drillinginfo’s Senior Product Manager - Transform, responsible for ongoing development of the company’s GG&E interpretation and analytics software. Prior to joining DI he served as VP- Exploration/New Ventures at Fidelity E&P, exploring numerous Rocky Mountain oil plays. Other roles have included Geophysical Advisor at Anschutz Exploration, Exploration Manager at Hungarian Horizon Energy, and earlier stints with Aspect Energy, Saudi Aramco, Sonat Exploration, and Amoco. Patrick holds a B.A. in Earth Sciences from Dartmouth College and an M.S. in Exploration and Development Geophysics from Stanford University.

14 Feb 2018

YP L&L | Physics-Based Multi-Variate Statistical Approach to Optimize Completions

When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM MST

Where: Liberty Oilfield Services

950 17th Street

Floor 24th

Denver, CO 80202

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Michael Mayerhofer, Director of Technology at Liberty Oilfield Services


Abstract

The objective of this new approach is to provide a scoping tool for better economic completion design optimizations in unconventional reservoirs. The method utilizes extensive data mining of actual completion and production data and combines these data with the actual physics of hydraulic fracture growth and reservoir flow dynamics. 
Current statistical multi-variate models (MVA) use either multiple linear regression or neural network type models to find correlations between relevant completion/reservoir parameters and production. While these models have shown merit, they may have poor predictive capabilities, especially beyond the range of existing data. The new hybrid approach uses physics-based variable transformations in the MVA to provide more realistic predictions of how completion parameters affect production.
The MVA model is then used in an economic optimization routine to minimize Cost$/BO to help find an optimized completion design.

Bio

Michael Mayerhofer is the Director of Technology at Liberty Oilfield Services in Denver. He leads a team of engineers providing advanced hydraulic fracture engineering solutions with special emphasis on unconventional shale and tight oil and gas plays. Previously he was the Director of the Fracturing Center of Excellence at Pinnacle a Halliburton Service in Houston and worked for Union Pacific Resources in Ft. Worth. He has a Doctorate in Petroleum Engineering from Mining University Leoben in Austria. He was the recipient of the 2009 Completions Optimization and Technology Award for the SPE Gulf Coast North America Region.

20 Feb 2018 REGISTER

CONT. ED. | Applied Statistical Modeling and Data Analytics for Reservoir Performance and Analysis

Date: Tuesday, Febuary 20, 2018 | 8:00 AM

Location: Liberty Oilfield Services 950 17th Street, Floor 24 
Denver, Colorado 80202

Description

There is a growing trend towards the use of statistical modeling and data analytics for analyzing the performance of petroleum reservoirs.  The goal is to “mine the data” and develop data-driven insights to understand and optimize reservoir response.  The process involves: (1) acquiring and managing data in large volumes, of different varieties, and at high velocities, and (2) using statistical techniques to discover hidden patterns of association and relationships in these large, complex, multivariate datasets.  However, the subject remains a mystery to most petroleum engineers and geoscientists because of the statistics-heavy jargon and the use of complex algorithms.

This workshop will provide an introduction to statistical modeling and data analytics for reservoir performance analysis by focusing on: (a) easy-to-understand descriptions of the commonly-used concepts and techniques, and (b) case studies demonstrating the value-added proposition for these methods. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops to follow along the exercises in the workshop.  Topics to be covered include:

-Terminology and basic concepts of statistical modeling and data analytics

-Multivariate data reduction and clustering (for finding sub-groups of data that have similar attributes)

-Machine learning for regression and classification (for developing data-driven input-output models from production data as an   alternative to physics-based models)

-Proxy construction using experimental design (for building fast statistical surrogate models of reservoir performance from simulator   outputs for history matching and uncertainty analysis)

-Uncertainty quantification for performance forecasting

 

Learning Level

Introductory to Intermediate

 

Course Length

1 Day

 

Why You Should Attend

As “big data” becomes more common place, it will be necessary to extract as much intelligence from our ever-expanding trove of dynamic data from petroleum reservoir to improve operational efficiencies and make better decisions. This course provides the background to understand and apply fundamental concepts of classical statistics, as well as emerging concepts from data analytics, in the analysis of reservoir performance related datasets.  This will petroleum engineers/geoscientists to efficiently interact with data scientists and develop practical data-driven applications for their assets (without getting lost in the math).

 

Who Should Attend

This course is for designed for petroleum engineers, geoscientists, and managers interested in becoming smart users of statistical modeling and data analytics.

 

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: https://www.spe.org/training/catalog.php.

 

Instructor

Dr. Srikanta Mishra is an Institute Fellow and Chief Scientist (Energy) at Battelle Memorial Institute, the world's largest independent contract R&D organization.  He is responsible for developing and managing a geoscience-oriented technology portfolio related to computational modeling and data analytics for geological carbon storage, shale gas development and improved oil recovery projects.  Dr. Mishra has taught short courses on uncertainty quantification, statistical modeling and data analytics at various professional conferences and client locations in the US, China, Spain, Japan, Finland, Belgium and Switzerland.  He is author of a forthcoming book on statistical modeling and data analytics for the petroleum geosciences to be published by Elsevier, as well as ~200 technical publications.  He holds a PhD degree from Stanford University, an MS degree from University of Texas and a BTech degree from Indian School of Mines – all in Petroleum Engineering.

21 Feb 2018 REGISTER

GENERAL MEETING | Interference in Horizontal Well Developments

When: Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 11:30 AM

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

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Registration closes at 5 PM on Monday, February 19th


Abstract:  Most unconventional reservoirs are developed with pad drilling of multiple, closely spaced horizontal wells which are then fracture stimulated with closely spaced fracture initiation points.  These wells, fractures, and fields are subject to several sources of interference during the drilling, completion, and production phases of development.  This talk discusses various forms of interference and their impact on economic development and resource recovery.

 

Speaker Bio.: Robert (Bob) D. Baree (PhD., P.E.) is president and principal investigator of Barree & Associates.  Previously Dr. Barree was a Senior Technical Consultant at Marathon's Petroleum Technology Center.  He has been involved in the development of hydraulic fracture design simulators and fracture diagnostic procedures for nearly 40 years, and is the author of more than 70 technical publications.  He has served as SPE Distinguished Lecturer on the topic of new philosophies in hydraulic fracturing, and has served on many technical committees for SPE annual and regional meetings, Applied Technology Workshops, and Forum Series.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado and holds degrees in Petroleum Engineering (B.S.) from the Pennsylvania State University and Colorado School of Mines (PhD).

23 Feb 2018

38th ANNUAL SPE RACQUETBALL TOURNAMENT

When: Friday, February 23, 2018 | 12:00 PM

Where: Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Pl.

Contact John Arsenault for further details

 

2 Mar 2018

2018 SPE YP ANNUAL SKI TRIP

When: Friday March 2 - 4, 2018

Where: Winter Park Resort


SKI SEASON IS HERE!

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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: https://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.

21 Mar 2018 REGISTER

GENERAL MEETING | Caveat Emptor in Acquisitions

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 11:30 AM

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

For any dietary restrictions please contact denversection@spemail.org

Registration closes at 5 PM on Monday, March 19th

Abstract

Caveat Emptor in Acquisitions (or Ways I've Seen People Get Burned) Tuition in the school of hard knocks is particularly expensive.  Mr. Purvis draws on his long experience as a consultant and manager to tell cautionary and entertaining tales of acquisitions and projects gone wrong, and a few gone right.  Come join this interactive presentation to hear stories about LOE inflated by the costs of car washes and about the guy who had "a reservoir built over his field", as well as other rarities that you may want to avoid.


Bio
Dwayne Purvis, P.E.  has spent over two decades in reservoir engineering and executive leadership as a consultant and operator.  He has led or participated in hundreds of field studies and reserve analyses over dozens of basins in the United States and abroad, and he has participated in the sale or acquisition of projects valued from tens of thousands to billions of dollars.

Before starting his own consulting practice in 2015, he served Jetta Operating Company as Reservoir Engineering Manager and Reserves Manager.  Prior roles include founder and Executive Vice President of consulting firm The Strickland Group and partner at Cawley, Gillespie & Associates.

Mr. Purvis has published on issues of reserves, risk analysis and shale reservoirs.  He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas, member of SPEE, AAPG, SEG and a 25-year member of SPE.

5 Jun 2018

SUMMER SOCIAL

When: June 5, 2018

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18 Jan 2018

HSSE/Completions Study Group | Mitigating Respirable Crystalline Silica

When: Thursday, January 18 | 11:30 am

Where: Noble Energy | 1625 Broadway, 22nd Floor

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Registration deadline 4:00 PM on 1/17/2018

Speaker:  John Jackson, Oil and Gas Application Manager, Unimin

Lunch will be provided.  Please meet on 22nd floor for access.

Abstract:

In June 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, reduced the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) and created an Action Level (AL) for respirable crystalline silica (RCS) by half and will require engineering controls to help mitigate employee exposure. In June 2018, the new RCS PEL of 0.05 mg/m3 averaged over an 8-hour period will apply to hydraulic fracturing and most other industries, and engineering control obligations will commence in June 2021 for hydraulic fracturing operations.

With an average of over one million pounds of silica sand used in horizontal well completions, crystalline silica is a major component of hydraulic fracturing. Multiple proppant transfer points can generate high concentrations of airborne dust, from offloading trucks to being pumped down hole. Engineering controls can be used to mitigate exposure.

A study was conducted at multiple hydraulic fracturing sites to determine if RCS concentrations could be reduced below OSHA’s new PEL using engineering controls that do not have an onsite footprint, namely chemically pre-treated sand. The results showed significant reductions in RCS in both personal and area sampling.

Bio:

John Jackson is the Application Technology Manager for Unimin Energy in The Woodlands, Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Sam Houston State University. John has spent the last 7 years in proppant research and development for the hydraulic fracturing industry. He is currently developing engineering methods to control respirable crystalline silica within the Oil & Gas and glass markets.

John serves as the Co-Chair of the American Petroleum Institute 19 C group, which oversees the practice for measurement of proppants used in hydraulic fracturing. He previously served 5 years on the Board of Directors for the Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section, where he won awards for section services and committee of the year.

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