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27 Sep 2018 REGISTER

COMPLETIONS & PROD STUDY GROUP | Data Quality, How It Can Be Managed

When: Thursday, September 27th, 2018 | 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Halliburton Downtown Office | 1125 17th Street, Suite 1900, Denver, CO 


Title: Data Quality, How It Can Be Managed, and Where It Fits within the Overall Data Picture.

Speaker Bio:

Charles Ro has 18 years of experience in Oil and Gas, the capital markets, and finance. He has worked closely with C-level executives and has managerial experience, including P&L and budgetary responsibilities. His O&G career began on the land side, working with the most difficult data, broadening when he explored creating a software company which would integrate with all facets of upstream. This continued in working with an O&G analytics group, furthering his understanding of the complexities of decision making processes. His technical background includes building databases with reporting and financial analysis tools. He began his education as a Mechanical Engineering major and holds a BS in Statistics from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. 

8 Oct 2018 REGISTER

CONTINUING EDUCATION | Production Forecasts and Reserves Estimates in Unconventional Reservoirs

When: Monday, October 8th - Tuesday October 9th, 2018 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Schlumberger Training Room, 1675 Broadway 7th Floor Training Room, Denver, CO.  80202 


Cost -

Members: $1400

Non-Members: $1800

Registration Cutoff Date: September 25th, 2018 | 5:00 PM

Training Course Description

This course teaches the skills and understanding needed to forecast production and estimate reserves in unconventional (ultra-low permeability) oil and gas reservoirs. The course emphasizes “simple” production decline models appropriate for routine forecasting for hundreds of wells in short periods of time. Both tight oil and gas reservoirs, such as shales resources, are discussed.

Learning Level

Introductory

Course Length

1 or 2 Days

Why Attend?

There are various ways to forecast production and estimate the size of unconventional gas reservoirs. You’ll learn the strengths and weaknesses of each decline model and how to develop reliable forecasts in this course.

Who Should Attend

The course is for engineers and geoscientists who are interested in learning how to evaluate unconventional reservoirs.

Special Requirements

Attendees must bring a laptop to class. 

CEUs

1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are 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

W. John Lee is Professor of petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University. He previously held the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair at the University of Houston’s petroleum engineering program. Prior to this, Lee held the L.F. Peterson Chair and was Regent’s Professor of petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University. He was the former executive vice president of S.A. Holditch & Associates, where he specialized in reservoir engineering for unconventional gas reservoirs. He served as an Academic Engineering Fellow with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington during 2007–2008, and was a principal architect of the new SEC rules for reporting oil and gas reserves.

Prior to beginning his career in academia, Lee managed Exxon’s Major Fields Study Group. He has written many technical papers and co-authored four SPE textbooks: Well Testing, Gas Reservoir Engineering, Pressure Transient Testing, and Applied Well Test Interpretation. He is also co-author of SPEE Monograph 4, Estimating Ultimate Recovery of Developed Wells in Low Permeability Reservoirs. Lee is an Honorary Member of SPE and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He received his BChE, MS, and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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10 Oct 2018

SPE YP | Lunch & Learn | Financial Planning 101

When: Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Where: Liberty Oilfield Services | 950 17th Street, 24th Floor, Denver, CO 80202


Title: Financial Planning 101

Speaker: Jessica Veitch, Wealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Abstract:

This seminar is for people new to financial planning who want to learn the basics. It breaks finances down into 5 key considerations – Save, Spend, Grow, Protect, Give.

Speakers Bio:

Jessica came to be a Wealth Management Advisor via an unexpected path. A self-proclaimed geek, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, specializing in Pre-Medicine and Biotechnology, from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Jessica built her first career in biopharmaceuticals serving in a number of validation, quality and compliance roles. Her love of financial planning began in 2006 when she and her husband, Kirk, tried for baby #2 and were instead blessed with babies #2, #3, and #4. Yes, triplets! As Jessica worked to regain control of their drastically altered financial situation, she realized that many of her closest friends, while absolutely brilliant, didn’t know how to manage their own financial goals either. In 2007, Jessica began a financial club in her living room, meeting monthly with her friends to learn about financial topics and develop the knowledge they needed for their families. Jessica became a client of Northwestern Mutual in 2008 after asking one of her mentors who he trusted. In 2013, Jessica made the decision of leaving behind a corporate career that she had been cultivating for 15 years to start her own financial planning practice and has never looked back. Jessica says, "I love to empower families and individuals to feel confident about their financial position and direction. I find it very rewarding to know that I am helping people reach their goals.”

Jessica holds FINRA series 6, 63, 65, and 7 securities licenses. Jessica has her Life & Health insurance license as well as her Long-Term Care insurance license. Jessica is proud to be the first woman promoted to Wealth Management Advisor in her network and the fastest person in her network to achieve that title.

RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spe-yp-october-lunch-learn-tickets-47920390177

17 Oct 2018 REGISTER

GENERAL MEETING | Well Collision Avoidance - The Way Forward

When: Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 | 11:30 AM

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


Speaker: Steve Sawaryn, Consultant

Abstract: 

The consequences of an unplanned intersection with an existing well can range from financial loss to a catastrophic blow-out and loss of life. The process of well collision avoidance involves rules that determine the allowable well separation, the management of the associated directional planning and surveying activities and assurance and verification. The adoption of a particular minimum allowable separation rule, no matter how conservative, does not ensure an acceptably low probability of collision. Many other factors contribute, such as the level of compliance by office and rig personnel with collision avoidance procedures, and the completeness and correctness of the directional database. All these factors are connected.

This is not a new subject, but current guidance is disparate, company specific and occasionally contradictory. As a result, the guidance can be difficult to understand and implement. Standardisation is required. This standardisation has been the goal of the SPE Wellbore Positioning Technical Section (WPTS). The resulting recommendations are a culmination of the work and consensus of industry experts from both operators and service companies.The effects of a standardised separation rule and attendant practices are far reaching. They influence slot separations, trajectories, drilling practices, surveying programme and well shut-in, with commercial as well as HSE implications.

Although collisions are rare, investigation of 19 anonymous collision events suggests they occur more frequently than formal accounts would lead us to believe. Common themes across these events can be identified and these lead to a conclusion that all such collisions are avoidable.


Speaker Bio:

Steve Sawaryn is an independent drilling engineering consultant specialising in drilling systems. During the previous 35 years he held a variety of national and international posts in BP’s Drilling Engineering Division in drilling operations, consultancy and projects. He is also a chartered engineer and fellow of the British Computer Soc. Sawaryn holds PhD and M.A. degrees from Cambridge U. He has authored more than 35 SPE papers and has served on a number of SPE committees. He received the 2010 SPE North-Sea Region Technical Award for Drilling Engineering and now chairs the SPE Wellbore Positioning Technical Section Collision Avoidance sub-committee.

 

31 Oct 2018

SPE YP | Top Golf Halloween Costume Party

When: October 31, 2018 | 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

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


We’ll have the bays for 3 hours and we’ll be providing drinks, appetizers, and handing prices to the highest scores and best costumes. We’re also planning to have a bus from/to downtown Denver (~5 PM), to facilitate transportation to the place.

Sponsorship: 1 x Gold, 1 x Silver, 5 x Bronze

$1500 Gold or Title Sponsor ("SPE YP Halloween Party Sponsored by ___________")
- Includes 3 free registration spots

$1000 Silver Sponsor (Tournament Sponsor)
- Includes 2 free registration spots

$500 Bronze Sponsor (Food, Drinks, Gifts, or Bus Sponsor)
- Includes 1 free registration spot

RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-spe-yp-topgolf-halloween-costume-party-tickets-50375148425‚Äč

28 Nov 2018 REGISTER

GENERAL MEETING | Interference in Horizontal Well Developments

When: Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 | 11:30 AM

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


Speaker: Robert (Bob) D. Barree, (PhD., P.E.) President of Barree & Associates

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. Barree (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).

 

12 Dec 2018 REGISTER

GENERAL MEETING | Soft Skills for Hard Times How to Succeed in the Industry Downturn

When: Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 | 11:30 AM

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


Speaker: Lori Dalrymple, CEO of Architecture of Communication, (AOC, LLC)

Abstract: 

The Oil & Gas Industry is in a downturn. In the last two years, over 300,000 jobs have been lost or eliminated through attrition or termination. Profitability is limited. Some of the smaller companies have closed or face bankruptcy. Projects are being delayed or canceled.

These are difficult times for the industry. Even though the price of oil is slowly rising, and the industry seems to be rebounding, the stability is fragile. Recent studies show that 85% of job success comes from having well-developed soft skills, and only 15% of job success comes from technical skills and knowledge.

Soft skills are Interpersonal Relationship Skills. In the Oil & Gas industry today, these skills are more critical than ever. Organizations (and workers) are struggling to find meaningful ways to remain competitive and be productive. Teamwork, leadership and communication are underpinned by soft skills development. Since each is an essential element for organizational and personal success, developing these skills is crucial.

Soft Skills and Technical Skills work together synergistically.  Many major organizations such as SPE, AIME, & AAES have developed soft skills committees. Major companies, such as OMV, Halliburton, Schlumberger, Exxon, Nalco Champion, and many others have incorporated soft skills into their employees training.

Take Home Message: Soft Skills Help You Succeed


Speaker Bio:

Lori Dalrymple is the CEO of Architecture of Communication, (AOC, LLC).  She developed a Global Soft Skills Training Program for the Oil & Gas Industry.  Her expertise in Soft Skills training helps Professionals and University Students to achieve higher levels of interpersonal communication, both internal and external. She has been working as a subject matter expert in Soft Skills training since 2005, and is a member of SPE and a standing member of the Soft Skills Committee.

Lori holds a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications and Performance, an Associate’s degree in Sales & Marketing, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Multicultural Psychology, along with University studies in geology, and the sciences to increase her technical understanding.  She holds multiple certifications in motivational training as well as Praxis Global and SPE Workshops on Oil & Gas. Lori volunteers as an SPE representative to teach Soft Skills to Petroleum Engineering Departments at Universities around the globe.

 

16 Jan 2019

GENERAL MEETING | TBD

When: Wednesday, Jan 19, 2019 | 11:30 AM

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

26 Feb 2019 REGISTER

CONTINUING EDUCATION | Artificial Lift and Production Optimization Solutions

When: Tuesday, February 26th and Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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


Cost

Members: $1400

Non-Members: $1800

Registration Cutoff: Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Description

This course is designed to give trainees an overview of various artificial lift solutions and related production optimization concepts. After introducing participants to the need for an artificial lift system, training will focus on each of the following lift methods: Gas lift, Reciprocating Rod Lift, Progressing Cavity Pumping, Hydraulic Pumping, Electrical Submersible Pumping, Plunger and Capillary System. For each lift type, the course covers main components, application envelope, relative strengths and weaknesses. Animations, field cases, and example-calculations are used to reinforce concepts. A unique feature of this course is discussion on digital oil field as applicable to lift optimization. The course will close with a discussion session wherein trainees would discuss their challenges and plans for lift systems with a view to understand applicability of the concepts learned during the training.

Learning Level

Intermediate to Advanced, depending on course length selected.

Course Length

2-5 Days (The course length may be adjusted to meet the learning level of the target audience.)

Why You Should Attend 

Every oil and gas well requires a lift mechanism at some time-point. Often times during a well’s life cycle, changing conditions, necessitate switching from one to another lift method. Each lift system’s applicability often overlaps with other lift systems and it is important to understand when to use one and why not to use another. This course while providing instructions at awareness level will arm attendees with sufficient details to participate in informative decision making process.

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in learning about lift systems application. Production and field operations engineers, operators, geoscientists, and reservoir engineers who wish to understand the implications of lift systems on their field/reservoirs.

Special Requirements

Calculator for example calculations.

CEUs

Engineers are responsible for enhancing their professional competence throughout their careers. Licensed, chartered, and or/ certified engineers are sometimes required by government entities to provide proof of continued professional development and training. Training credits are defined as Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDH). Attendees of SPE training courses earn 0.8 CEUs for each day of training. We provide each attendee a certificate upon completion of the training 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

Dr. Rajan Chokshi works as Optimizer for Accutant Solutions of Houston – A training and consulting services provider for production optimization. 

In a career spanning over 30 years, Chokshi has worked on petroleum and software engineering projects globally in the areas of multi-phase flow, artificial lift design, and production optimization in oil and gas industries for national oil company and service providers. He continues to consult and teach professional courses in these areas. His interests are developing and nurturing young talent globally, technology integration and commercialization.  

Dr. Chokshi is a Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Distinguished Lecturer for the 2015-2016 year. He also serves on the SPE global committees for training and production awards. He holds a Bachelors and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the Gujarat University and IIT-Kanpur, India respectively; and a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, USA.

 

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