16 Apr 2020

CSM SPE | Annual Clay Shoot

When: Thursday April 16, 2020 | 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

Where: Kiowa Creek Sporting Club, Bennett, CO

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Join the Colorado School of Mines SPE chapter in their annual clayshoot at Kiowa Creek Sporting Club in Bennett, CO on April 16th 2020! The event is bring your own gun and ammo, however, Kiowa Creek does offer rentals. The main shooting event begins at 1:30 pm and ends at 5:00 pm. There are opportunities to play in student-industry hybrid groups to network and build industry connections. Many sponsorship opportunities to support the club!  For information about sponsorship and registration, please contact GE Roose at groose@mymail.mines.edu

The prices are as follows:

  • Industry Single Shooter : $150
  • Industry Group of 3 and 1 student: $400
  • Industry Group of 4: $600


12 May 2020 REGISTER

CONTINUING EDUCATION | A Systematic Approach to Water Management...

When: May 12 - 13, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: TBD

Title: "A Systematic Approach to Water Management in Unconventional Reservoirs While Doing Surface Field Development Planning Course Description"

Speaker: ‚ÄčLorenzo Hernandez P. Eng

This 2-day compressed training session will provide to any individual the minimum knowledge and tools to support all aspects of front end engineering and field planning for their assigned business area. From Water Management perspectives, the training will educate professionals on how to manage the need of water in Unconventional Developments since water has become one of the most valuable and important commodities and resources.
Price : 2 day (1200 for members and 1400 for non members) 

17 Jun 2020 REGISTER

GENERAL MEETING | A Practical Approach to Overcoming Sustained Casing Pressure in the DJ Basin

When: Wednesday June 17th, 2020 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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

Speakers: Geoff Landry, Cementing Technical Manager, Schlumberger North America and Alec Nettleton, Rockies Well Integrity Domain Champion, Schlumberger North America.


Sustained casing pressure (SCP) has been an ongoing issue for both new and old wells in the DJ Basin.  The best, and often most cost effective long term solution to SCP is to prevent it in the first place, so an effective primary cement design is critical.  If encountered after the primary cement placement or post fracture treatment, SCP is a complex problem requiring a comprehensive, often well-specific solution involving advanced techniques for identifying the source of gas influx and the implementation of a tailored remediation design.  This iterative process has evolved over the past several years, and many lessons have been learned that have led to the successful prevention and remediation of SCP.  Please join us as Schlumberger Domain Champions Geoff Landry and Alec Nettleton discuss “what’s working where and why,” from a technical perspective for several of the DJ Basin’s Operators.


Geoff Landry, Schlumberger’s North American Cementing Technical Manager, is actively involved in the design and implementation of primary and remedial cement systems that address SCP.



Alec Nettleton, Schlumberger’s Rockies Well Integrity Domain Champion, interprets ultrasonic and fiber optic technologies used to assure effective cement placement and identify the source, or sources, of SCP.



18 Jun 2020

COMPLETIONS STUDY GROUP | Understanding Sustained Casing Pressure Solutions

When: Thursday, June 18th, 2020 | 11:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Schlumberger Training Room | 1675 Broadway, Suite 700, Denver, CO

Speakers: Geoff Landry and Alec Nettleton


In this Study Group we’ll “deep dive” into the technologies and workflows designed to address complex SCP problems. 

Bring your own lunch.

Geoff Landry, Schlumberger’s North American Cementing Technical Manager, is actively involved in the design and implementation of primary and remedial cement systems that address SCP.

Alec Nettleton, Schlumberger’s Rockies Well Integrity Domain Champion, interprets ultrasonic and fiber optic technologies used to assure effective cement placement and identify the source, or sources, of SCP.

11 Mar 2020

SPE YP | Lunch and Learn: Illuminating Wells With Intervaention-Based Fiber Optics

When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 11:30 a.m.

Where: Liberty Oilfield Services | 1950 17th St, Suite 2400, Denver, CO


Speaker: Matthew Lawrence, Senior Technical Advisor & Ahmed Attia, Reservoir Manager, Ziebel


Better data informs better decision making. Multiple factors impact well and completion performance that are not discernable from surface production data alone. How can operators understand which factors are impacting their completion optimization efforts? Distributed fiber optic sensing (DAS and DTS) is playing a pivotal role in advancing operator understanding of stimulation and production performance. However, permanent fiber installations are cost-prohibitive, restricting utilization or limiting the scope of data collection to a single well in a single section of a play.

Intervention based fiber optics are a cost-effective alternative allowing a broader scope of diagnostic efforts. This presentation will review applications of deployed fiber optics for evaluating stimulation and production uniformity, completion efficiency, and well spacing. These real-world case studies demonstrate how data gathered by distributed sensing is equipping operators to produce better wells sooner.



Matthew Lawrence is a Senior Technical Advisor at Ziebel. He’s worked in the upstream oil and gas for 19 years, introducing new technologies to aid operators in diagnosing completion and reservoir behavior. Over the past five years, he’s helped create and grow the market for intervention-based distributed fiber optic sensing (DAS+DTS).


Ahmed Attia is the North American Reservoir Manager who leads the reservoir group at Ziebel US. With over 10 years of experience in the energy sector, Ahmed has focused on developing an in-depth understanding for unconventional wellbore behaviors and completion designs. Currently focused on DAS and DTS Ahmed has played a key role in the development and implementation of Ziebel’s leading wellbore and completion analysis .

Lunch will be provided.

Join us as well for our monthly Happy Hour at Room for Milly, 4:30pm, 1615 Platte St Suite 145, Denver, CO 80202

6 Mar 2020

YP SPE | Annual SPE Ski Fast Energy Bash 2020

When: March 6 - 8, 2020 | 6:00 a.m.

Where: Keystone Resort, Colorado

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Welcome to the annual Energy Industry Ski Trip! This year, SPE, DAPL, AND YPE are partnering up to make a true Energy Industry Ski Bash! We're electrifying the slopes this year with a level of energy and enthusiasm that's more rigorous than a surface use agreement, hotter than 1,700 MMBTU clean, Colorado natural gas, and (you'd better believe it) much more exciting than watching solar panels track the sun on a single axis!

We'll have a ski bus traveling up on Friday, après ski party Friday, and other networking opportunities for the remainder of the weekend (including the now famous shirtless closing run on Saturday - Snow or Shine).

Registration this year is a-la-carte. You can have a fun ski day on Friday OR stay for the entire weekend! If you plan to ski for all 3 days, make sure to buy 3 lift tickets. The over 30 year tradition of the après ski party on Friday will be hosted at the base of Keystone in Warren Station. Feel free to attend even if you don't ski!

If you don't take the bus up on Friday, then be sure to pick up your lift tickets prior to March 1 from Tabatha at the DAPL offices: 910 16th Street, Suite 223, Denver, Co 80202 (dapl@dapldenver.org). Registration closes on February 14, 2019 ... don't miss the window!

We have plenty of opportunities to sponsor! Descriptions for each of these options is in the ticket section. If you would like to mail a check instead of registering online (to avoid fees), please email Mark (mark.hinaman@gmail.com; 970-629-0668) at SPE or Courtney Ahuja (courtneyahuja@gmail.com; 214-662-7696) at DAPL.

21 Feb 2020

SPE | 40th Annual Winter Racquetball/Handball Tournament

When: Friday February 21, 2020 | 12:30 p.m.

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

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All skill levels, prizes in each level

Cost $35 ($20 students) includes banquet with driks, food, awards, door prizes.

Sponsorship available

19 Feb 2020

GENERAL MEETING | Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) for Unconventional Reservoirs: The Next Big Thing?

When: Wednesday February 19, 2020 | 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m

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

Speaker: Dr. Todd Hoffman, Associate Professor, Montana Tech 


Unconventional reservoirs have had tremendous success over the last decade due to technical advances including long horizontal wells and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing; however, their potential may be even higher.  There are trillions of barrels of oil in these resources, and while wells start out at high rates, they decline quickly and primary recovery factors are low, often in the single digits. This clearly indicates a need for some form of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) for these types of reservoirs.In this presentation, the efforts to implement EOR in unconventional reservoirs will be examined in full detail. A number of different injection fluids have been proposed including miscible gas, water and surfactants. Early work focused on modeling and lab studies, and this provided a base of knowledge that was leveraged to carry out pilot field studies. Pilots have been implemented in at least four basins, and the Bakken and Eagle Ford have both had multiple field trials. Huff-n-puff natural gas injection has been shown to be very successful in the Eagle Ford, and today, large-scale field development is occurring there.

Because most of the field trials have been completed in North America, the examples presented are mainly from there; however, as these techniques are reproduced in other basins, the worldwide potential is enormous, and that potential also is discussed in the presentation.

While much has been achieved over the last decade in unconventional reservoirs, implementing EOR in these types of reservoirs will likely bring about even greater success.


Todd Hoffman is an Associate Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at Montana Tech. He teaches classes on Reservoir Simulation, Enhanced Oil Recovery, and Unconventional Reservoirs. Prior to that, he was a reservoir engineering consultant to the oil and gas industry. Todd has worked on reservoir models for more than 30 fields on six continents, and has published over 50 technical papers. His research involves improved recovery for conventional and unconventional reservoirs, fractured reservoir modeling and history matching. Todd received his B.S. in petroleum engineering from Montana Tech and his M.S. and Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from Stanford University.

4 Feb 2020

SPE | HFTC Live Stream Plenary Session

When: Tuesday February 4, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Where: Liberty Oilfield Services | 950 17th St. Suite 2400

What: 2020 SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition Plenary Session Live Panel Discussion Broadcast

Fees: $10 pre-registration, $15 at the door

Light breakfast with pastries, bagels, and coffee will be served.

Details: This is a live broadcast for SPE section members as an opportunity for us to expand the Hydraulic Fracturing Technology conference audience and include members unable to travel to the event.

We will provide the live stream presentation during the plenary session on Tuesday morning. Members who download the HFTC app will have the ability to pose questions to the panel through the event app.


Where are Data and Technology Taking Us?

Recent advances in unconventional hydraulic fracturing have been characterized by a continuous series of operational leaps forward. The technology advances that have mattered most for dramatic recent industry efficiency gains have included the application of critical process and product improvements, real-time data processing, process simplification, system automation and just-in-time supply chain streamlining. As we enter 2020, we find ourselves asking where the next big advances will come from. What will the next key technological advances be and where and how will they be applied? We believe there is a large role for big data analysis and its use with Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) among others. This session brings a group of experts from varied industries together to discuss what the industry is already doing with these technologies, and where the hydraulic fracturing and unconventionals industry may be heading.

Moderator: Chris Wright, Liberty Oilfield Services


Mariano Gurfinkel - Director Advanced Analytics at Marathon Oil Corporation

Roger Brown – R&D Lab Manager at National Oilwell Varco

Philippe Herve – Vice President Energy at SparkCognition

Francois Laborie – President at Cognite AS

Registration Deadline: 2/3/2020 @ 12:00 Noon

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