SPE | Summer Social
When: Thursday June 6, 2019 | 4:30 p.m.
Where: Denver Athletic Club Rooftop, 1325 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80204
Come and celebrate with the Denver Section to kick off summer. Meet 25+ year members, mingle with the board, enjoy the food, music. There will be dorr prizes. Ticket includes 2 drink tickets.
Price: $20 members, $25 non-members, $30 walkin
GENERAL MEETING | Developing the Next Generation of Completion Engineers
When: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 11:30 AM
Where: Denver Athletic Club | 1325 Glenarm Pl., Denver, CO
Speaker: Mark L. Van Domelen, Vice President of Technology for Downhole Chemical Solutions.
As the development of oil and gas reservoirs continues around the world, the need for innovative solutions to economically produce these reservoirs remains as strong as ever. Building a talent base within an organization is paramount for this task. The successful exploitation of these often- challenging plays will require completion engineers who can implement new technologies and function within a multidisciplinary work environment. This presentation will describe technical training options and available resources for developing high performing completion engineers within an organization. A case study of an advanced engineering training program implemented within a major service company will be presented, along with recommendations for external training and development programs.
Our industry faces several challenges related to advanced engineering training and technology application including generation gaps brought about from industry downturns, global expansion of unconventional reservoir plays, cost constraints, and the complex nature of the reservoirs we work in today. Companies that recognize this changing landscape and focus their efforts on engineering development will be rewarded with a more productive workforce, higher retention of their technical employees, and a more seamless transition through the years ahead.
Mark Van Domelen is an industry-recognized expert in hydraulic fracturing and well completion methods. He is currently the Vice President of Technology for Downhole Chemical Solutions, and worked for Halliburton for 31 years in a variety of roles including engineering, technology, operations management, supply chain, and training positions. Nearly half of Mark’s career has been spent in international positions in The Netherlands, Angola, Egypt and Denmark. Mark has a degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been a member of SPE since joining the industry in 1984. He has authored or co-authored 17 industry papers and has served on several committees for the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
A few of Mark’s major accomplishments include his involvement on several startup hydraulic fracturing projects in frontier areas such as Kuwait, Oman, Thailand, Poland and West Africa, startup of a new technology center in the Netherlands, becoming the first category manager in Halliburton for global sourcing of proppants, and advancing well stimulation operations in Africa as the Regional Manager.
Mark is passionate about training young professionals and spent the past several years developing and implementing an advanced engineering training program called the College of Completions Engineering for Halliburton engineers in the area of unconventional reservoirs. He has also recently published two SPE papers on the topic of multidisciplinary training, and participates as a mentor for young engineers through the SPE Trailblazer and E-Mentoring programs.
SPE YP | Lunch and Learn: How to Manage a Portfolio When Your Portfolio is a Basin
When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 11:30 to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Liberty Oilfield Services | 950 17th St. #24, Denver, CO 80202
Speaker: James Ruiz, Founder at QEngineering.
Many companies are searching for a way to create a map that highlights the real-time value of a basin, well by well. For those that have pulled this off, they have forecasted over 20,000 wells in multiple basins and have maintained those portfolios quarterly. It is a monumental challenge, investing months of time building and maintaining a portfolio that large, while continuing to contribute to normal business operations. To ease that challenge, I will be covering a way to easily create and maintain these massive reserves portfolios by using the concept of forecasting by exception, rather than individually forecasting every well in a basin. Every forecast has a shelf life, by identifying when the shelf life is expiring, intervention can be scheduled only when needed.
ames is passionate about solving impossible problems. He relies on his 15 years of programming experience to explore ways to enhance asset evaluation by analyzing massive data repositories. He has used his skills to obtain a provisional patent to evaluate reservoirs through computational algorithms. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering and a Minor in Mathematics from Texas A&M University. He joined the industry in 2008. He credits much of his success to his family, his mentors at Apache & CCI, and his closest friends.
James is one of the two founders at Q. Q’s product line was developed based on his experiences in New Ventures and Acquisitions, where he developed a sense of purpose around making effective investment decisions for his shareholders. He identified many gaps in the evaluation process that he believed reduced shareholder returns. James has set out to create a seamless investing experience for Asset Developers, Acquirers, and Bankers in the Oil and Gas Industry.
At Q, James focuses on directing the company vision to meet the needs of the industry, learning from his customers to develop novel solutions for them, balancing earnings with long term investments for Q, and enjoys working with the team to set the values and standards of Q. He loves working with his customers, and is always open for coffee, despite his constant heartburn – he also buys the plants for the office.
COMPLETIONS STUDY GROUP| Anti-Collision Best Practices...
When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 11:30 a.m.
Where: Halliburton, 1125 17th Street, Suite 1900
Title: Anti-Collision Best Practices for Drilling Across Pre-Existing Horizontal Wellbores
Speakers: Rachel Grande, Sr. Geologist & Erin Britton, Petroleum Engineer, Sundance Energy, LLC.
CSM | Joint Session and Networking Event
When: Wednesday April 17, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Level 3, Embassy Suites, 1420 Stout St, Denver, CO 80202
Colorado School of Mines students will have the opportunity to present their work as posters, at this networking happy hour. Come down and mingle with the students, vote on best in show and have a drink with colleagues
Sponsored by: Antero Resources
SPE | Awards Lunch and 2020 President Keynote
When: Wednesday April 17, 2019 | 11:30
Where: Level 3, Embassy Suites, 1420 Stout St, Denver, CO 80202
Shauna Noonan the 2020 SPEi President will be giving the Keynote address at the Denver Section and Rocky Mountain Regional awards lunch.
Sponsored by: TD Geosteering
DAPUB 2019 | Denver Advanced Practices in Unconventional Basins
When: April 17-18, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton - Downtown Convention Center | 1420 Stout St. Denver, CO 80202
The Society of Petroleum Engineers Denver Section is pleased to host the Advanced Practices in Unconventional Basins covering key topics and challenges in Unconventional Basins, geared towards professionals with experience in these types of basins.
Plan to attend to learn from the experts in Unconventional Basins and Technologies. The event will feature extended technical sessions and multiple networking opportunities.
Link: DAPUB 2019
CSM | SPE Clayshoot Fundraiser
When: Thursday, April 11th, 2019 | 12:00 p.m.
Where: Kiowa Creek Sporting Club 46700 Country Rd 30, Bennett, CO 80102
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The Colorado School of Mines SPE Student Chapter presents their 2019 Clayshoot Fundraiser.
SPE YP | Lunch & Learn: Consistent Hole Diameter Perforation Charge Technology
When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 11:30 AM
Where: Halliburton 1125 17th St Suite 1900, Denver, CO 80202
Speaker: Craig Beveridge, Well Solutions Manager, Owen Oil Tools
Perforating for Refracturing Operations
It is not a stretch to say that horizontal unconventional wells have changed the discipline of perforating in ways not many could have envisioned years ago. There have been many attempts to come to market with “THE” perforating system for unconventional wells. Some systems have shown promise and for others the jury is still out but it would be difficult to argue that consistent hole size perforating systems don’t make sense. In many basins, consistent hole size perforating systems have become the standard for new well completions.
As production from many of the earlier unconventional wells has declined, the desire to revitalize those wells is leading to a new industry subset we will refer to as REFRAC. We will discuss the importance of consistent hole size perforations in REFRAC wells and the need for systems designed specifically to meet new challenges presented by the various techniques being used to refracture unconventional wells.
Craig Beveridge is the Well Solutions Manager for the Owen Oil Tools business unit of Core Laboratories where he assists clients in choosing the correct perforating solutions for their completion challenges. Craig also acts as a liaison with operating companies providing technical information, teaching various courses and working to develop new solutions to enhance perforating system performance in a variety of applications.
Mr. Beveridge’s career spans over 37 years in a number of positions within the perforating discipline, beginning with a start in the wireline cased hole service business with NL McCullough in 1982 and continuing on to his present day assignment.
In addition to his wide ranging technical support knowledge Craig is a subject matter expert concerning oilfield explosive safety and has travelled the world providing training to service companies and operators alike about American Petroleum Institute Recommended Practice 67 (API RP 67). The list of courses he has taught is extensive and includes The Science and Technology of Explosives and Nodal Analysis. Craig has authored articles in several publications and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Muskingum College.
RSVP Link: YP Lunch & Learn