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10 Jan 2018

YP LUNCH & LEARN | Data Science and Machine Learning in Oil and Gas

When: January 10, 2018 | 11:30 AM

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


Presented by Samid Hoda, Data Scientist - Kalnin Ventures LLC

15 Jan 2018 REGISTER

JACK ENGLAND PASS (II)

Denver SPE members who would like to pre-pay for the spring general meeting lineup may do so through the purchase of a Jack England Pass.  This $125 pass provides access to the January, February, March, and May General Meetings as well as the CSM joint session in April.  If a pass holder is unable to attend a pre-paid meeting, they can transfer the pass to another member by contacting denversection@spemail.org. The pass will be on sale until Monday, January 15.

17 Jan 2018 REGISTER

GENERAL MEETING | Fracturing without a Drop of Water - Lessons Learned Fracturing with LPG

When: January 17, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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

SPE Distinguished Lecturer: Robert Lestz

For any dietary restrictions please contact denversection@spemail.org

Registration closes at 5 PM on Monday, January 11th


18 Jan 2018

THE BIG CHILL! An SPE / RMAG Happy Hour

When: January 18, 2018  | 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Where: Lime, Hacienda Bar At Pavillions

500 16th Street

#322

Denver, CO 80202


Denver SPE and RMAG are having a happy hour January18, to ring in the new year. This is an open event, so please feel free to bring family and friends!

REGISTER HERE!

We look forward to seeing you there!

18 Jan 2018

FACILITIES STUDY GROUP | Mitigating Respirable Crystalline Silica with No Engineering Footpring

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.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RjwPOWB5mLHRv7P8ng5hFaA6ubDQ-u3E

12 Feb 2018

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

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

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

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.

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.

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!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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.

5 Jun 2018

SUMMER SOCIAL

When: June 5, 2018

More details to follow!

13 Dec 2017

YP HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR

Time to fill up your glass and wear your ugly sweater!

December 13, 2017

5:00 - 7:00 PM

First Draft Brewery - 1309 26th St, Denver, CO 80205

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

13 Dec 2017

GENERAL MEETING | Using Water Hammer Characteristics as a Fracture Treatment Diagnostic

When: December 13, 2017 at 11:30 AM

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

Who: Jessica Iriarte



Abstract: A water hammer signal is generated at the end of a hydraulic fracturing treatment from the sudden change in fluid velocity in the system. Analysis of water hammer data has been proposed to be a simple, inexpensive diagnostic technique to assess the hydraulic connection between the wellbore, fracture network, and reservoir. Previous studies have reached differing conclusions, suggesting that the water hammer signal can be dominated either by the hydraulic fracture dimensions or by wellbore effects. This study evaluates the utility of water hammer diagnostics in a large dataset to determine correlations between the observed water hammer signal characteristics and treatment size, fracture fluid type, completion type, tracer data and resulting well productivity.

Bio: Jessica is a Research Engineer at Well Data Labs, an oil & gas technology company in Denver, Colorado. She analyzes large completion data sets for original research and to drive engagement with customers. Jessica holds an MS in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and has field and technical experience working with well stimulation and completions.

For any dietary restrictions please contact denversection@spemail.org

Registration closes at 5 PM on Monday, December 11th

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