SPE GULF COAST SECTION
Emerging Engineers New Developments in Starch Technology Symposium 2019: Energy, The Next for Drilling Fluid Episode Systems CONTINUING EDUCATION
Fall 2019 Oil & Gas Experienced Professionals Hiring Event MEMBERS IN TRANSITION
In Every Issue
CHAIR’S CORNER Introduction to the SPE-GCS 2019-2020 Chair, Gabrielle Morrow
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHTS Philippe Flichy Matt Mayer
Accelerated Learning Tutorial: Geomechanics for Unconventional Reservoir Fracturing; Basics to Field Application
Volunteer at the Houston Food Bank
CALENDAR August 2019
MEMBERSHIP REPORT June 2019
8/28/19 12 Oil Patch Orientation
EDUCATION Where Are They Now? Past Scholarship Winner: Tim Davis
New Developments in Starch Technology for Drilling Fluid Systems
Seminar Series #37: Joint Meeting with SPE Petro-Tech Study Group
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 8/16/19 SPE-GCS 2019-2020 Annual Kickoff Meeting
9/1/19 12 Volunteer at the Beacon MIT
Fall 2019 Oil & Gas Experienced Professionals Hiring Event
ANNUAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION Gulf Coast Section - Global Recognition
EDUCATION COMMITTEE SPE-GCS High School STEM Tutoring Program: Volunteer Recognition
17 Texas A&M Student Chapter (TAMU) Event Recap
SPE-GCS Community Service: Undies for Everyone Volunteer Event
19 2018–2019 Directory
MIT & PETRO-TECH
Water-Based Drilling Fluids
8/23/19 11 Clay Inhibition Mechanisms for
8/22/19 14 Data Analytics Lunch-n-Learn YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
10/17/19 14 Emerging Engineers Symposium
2019: Energy, The Next Episode
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING – AUGUST 15
GABRIELLE MORROW 2019-2020 SPE-GCS Chair The SPE Gulf Coast Section extends a warm welcome to our new chair, Gabrielle Morrow. We thought we’d introduce her by sharing part of our conversation. Connect: Where are you originally from and how did you wind up in Houston, Texas? Gabby: I was born in Lafayette, La. My father worked in the oil and gas industry, so my family moved around quite a bit when I was a child. I have lived in Houston on three occasions and have also had the pleasure of living in Scotland and Alaska. I attended Kansas State University on an athletic scholarship and graduated with a mechanical engineering degree. In my senior year, I accepted a job with ExxonMobil in Houston to be close to family. Connect: What is so special about Houston and the Gulf Coast region? Gabby: Houston is a city full of opportunity. I personally believe it to be the largest melting pot of culture and diversity in the country. It’s known as the oil and gas capital of the world. Hopefully it will grow into the energy capital of the world, as newer forms of energy are developed and become more mainstream. The Gulf Coast Section has the most SPE members out of any region, which allows us to provide our members the most opportunity to network and strengthen their technical skills throughout their careers. Connect: How has SPE helped you in your professional life? Gabby: I remember coming back from university not really knowing anyone in my profession. SPE allowed me to meet a large group of people who had common interests and skills to share that helped me learn. I joined the industry as a reservoir engineer. However, I grew up listening to my father talk about rigs, since he was a drilling engineer. I joined the Drilling Study Group for two years to see what my interest level might be without
running the risk of changing careers. I quickly learned that I preferred reservoir over drilling, and I was content to arrive at this decision without changing jobs. I found a wonderful opportunity within SPE to volunteer and meet people willing to teach me about their jobs and disciplines. I will be forever grateful to SPE for allowing me insight into another discipline that would not have been a good fit for me. I encourage all SPE members to attend events both inside and outside of their disciplines to strengthen their industry knowledge, regardless of their current career path. Connect: What are your plans for the SPE-GCS for 2019-20? Gabby: I would like to take the Gulf Coast Section to another level virtually for content sharing. We will always be known for our technical events and our networking; those will not change. But I also believe we need to increase the convenience of technical learning through the use of webinars and podcasts to disseminate information to as many of our members as possible. What if you’re signed up for an event but find you have a meeting you can’t miss? Or you get called to the field? Or you or your child become sick and you have to stay home? Our lives are not slowing down with technology – they are only speeding up. The SPE-GCS needs to embrace technology to help you keep up with your current life but still stay engaged and active within the GCS. Quick Take Technical discipline that has made the most impact on my career: Unconventional reservoirs Must-haves for YP’s to succeed: Patience and energy Sports I follow: College basketball and the New Orleans Saints Last business trip: Pittsburgh, Pa. Last book I read: An ABC book with my 3-year-old
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PHILIPPE FLICHY How did you first get involved with SPE?
What is your REAL job and educational background?
I first got involved with the SPE-GCS through the Real-Time Optimization Technical Interest Group (RTO TIG).
I studied management information systems at Boston University and complemented my education with executive financial courses at Rice University. I’ve started four start-ups and I’m now leading another one, which is still in stealth mode. I’ve worked for three of the major oil and gas service companies. Most recently, I’ve been an advisor on digital transformation.
What SPE study groups, committees, or volunteer events have you been involved in? The late Roger Hite invited me to join the committee of the second Digital Energy Conference. I went on to support this conference for many years and eventually co-chaired it. I joined the Digital Energy Study Group when it was created and sat on its board many times. I have also served on the SPE Management and Information Advisory Committee, among other appointments. What is your current role with SPE? I initiated and chair the SPE-GCS Digital Transformation Study Group, which began in Jan. 2018. I was chair of the first Digital Transformation Annual Congress that took place in May 2019. I also sit on the SPE Management and Information Advisory Committee.
What is your favorite thing about SPE? SPE has allowed me to get to know fellow industry engineers on a personal level and connect with many more across all continents. I’m grateful for the opportunity to get to know people from a perspective other than a purely professional one, and to build lasting, multicultural friendships while promoting the sharing of knowledge via workshop and conferences. I’m also very proud to have contributed significantly to fundraising for the GCS scholarships.
MATT MAYER How did you first get involved with SPE?
What is your REAL job and educational background?
I was originally involved through my campus chapter at Texas A&M University. After a short break, I got involved again in 2016 by attending board meetings and volunteer events, and I’ve been active ever since.
I have a BS in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University, an MBA from the University of Houston-Downtown and I’m currently a product owner at TGS.
What SPE study groups, committees, or volunteer events have you been involved in? I’ve been mainly involved in community outreach, having been a coordinator for the last two years. I’ve also attended and volunteered for many of the recent Emerging Engineers symposia. What is your current role with SPE? I am the Community Outreach Coordinator.
What is your favorite thing about SPE? I really enjoy getting to meet people and learn more about them outside of a standard work setting, whether in social events or while participating in community outreach activities. The community aspect of the YP group is fantastic.
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9.1.19 YP VOLUNTEERING EVENT AT THE BEACON 10.15.19 MIT OIL & GAS EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS HIRING EVENT 10.17.19 YP EMERGING ENGINEERS SYMPOSIUM 2019:
ENERGY, THE NEXT EPISODE
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WHEN August 15, 7:30 – 10:30am WHERE SPE Houston Office:
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Unless specified separately in the registration website: MEMBERS: $40/$55 Walk-in NON-MEMBERS: $55 STUDENTS/MiT/Retired SPE: $25
The Gulf Coast Section (GCS) was established on August 13, 1935. The mission of GCS is part of our Bylaws which were amended by vote of the Board of Directors on August 16, 2017, and by vote of the general membership on August 20, 2017.
SPE-GCS MISSION The mission of the Section shall be the promotion of mutual cooperation in furthering the objectives of the Society of Petroleum Engineers International, Inc. This shall be accomplished by: I. Providing forums that afford members the opportunity to upgrade and maintain professional competence. II. Providing social interaction that increases member participation in Section activities as a whole, while striving to maintain the integrity of the Section. III. Supporting programs in local primary and secondary schools to encourage students to develop their abilities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. IV. Supporting engineering programs at the university level. V. Enhancing the image of the Oil and Gas Industry by sponsoring community service programs.
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Past Scholarship Winner: Tim Davis The Scholarship Committee conducted a survey of past recipients of the SPEGCS scholarship. If you’re considering donating to the SPE-GCS scholarship fund or hiring an SPE-GCS scholarship winner, you’ll be glad to know that the program has enjoyed considerable success over the past six decades. Here is Tim Davis’s story:
"The scholarship opened up doors for me in building a network within the SPE community and provided a jump start on my search for summer internships." I graduated in 2013 from Memorial High School and was fortunate enough to receive the SPE-GCS scholarship to support my pursuit of a BS in petroleum engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. The scholarship opened up doors for me in building a network within the SPE community and provided a jump start on my search for summer internships. It also gave me some perspective on the
career paths I could take. The oil and gas industry is a small world. I would encourage new scholarship winners to make friends and connections within SPE with the understanding that, as in most of life, you get out of it what you put into it. In 2017, I graduated from UT and began my career at Hilcorp Energy Company based in Houston. I have enjoyed working in the early-career rotational program in reservoir and operations engineering roles, both of which support the San Juan Basin asset. My favorite college memories are of hearing Dr. Sharma’s own stories of his entrepreneurial ventures – in between his petrophysics lectures, and forming lasting friendships with classmates as we spent endless hours doing homework in the basement of Duren. My advice to current students is to enjoy those times, get to know your professors, and work hard in school and internships.
CAREER OVERVIEW Reservoir Engineer, Hilcorp Energy Company • The University of Texas at Austin, BS, Petroleum Engineering
Contact me via email at timothy. email@example.com.
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CONTINUING EDUCATION New Developments in Starch Technology for Drilling Fluid Systems Since starch was first introduced for use in drilling fluids decades ago, the development and application of various polymers has become an accepted norm in drilling fluids engineering. Starch enhances many functions of drilling fluids, including filtration control, viscosity and lubricity. Advances in chemistry have yielded starch derivatives that allow for expanded application throughout the industry. Come find out about these new advancements and how they can be applied to different fluid systems, including water-based and reservoir drilling fluids. Topics will include polymer classification and chemical differences for specific applications, starch advancements and applications, and polymer stability in terms of wellbore temperatures, differing chemical environments, electrolyte effects, biological stability and shear stability.
David Northrup is currently the oil and gas business manager for Chemstar. He holds a degree in chemical engineering from Clemson University and has worked in a variety of roles, including product development chemist, global technical service manager and business development manager at Ingevity Specialty Chemicals. Since entering the industry in 2010, he has specialized in surfactants, surfactant application in the asphalt industry, metalworking fluids, and most recently, starch technology in drilling fluids.
Friday, August 2, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
SPEAKER David Northrup Oil and Gas Business Manager Chemstar
LOCATION Newpark Technology Center 21920 Merchants Way Katy, TX 77450
CONTACT Josh Harton firstname.lastname@example.org
EVENT PRICING Members/Non-Members $150
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MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MiT) MiT Seminar Series #37:
Joint Meeting with the SPE Petro-Tech Study Group The SPE Members in Transition Seminar Series is designed to include a selection of topics of interest to SPE members who are transitioning between jobs during the current industry downturn or looking for new career opportunities.
Estimating Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Petroleum Exploration and Production
There is a growing concern over climate change impacts of GHG emissions from petroleum production, refining and use. The Oil Production GHG Emissions Estimator is an engineering-based model that estimates GHG emissions from the production, processing and transport of crude oil. This framework makes it possible to analyze emissions in long-term projects when a technology or policy change is implemented.
DR. SUBHASH THAKUR
Dr. Subhash Thakur’s expertise includes field development planning, reservoir simulation, reserve and economic evaluation, enhanced oil recovery and CO2 sequestration. Thakur worked for BP in various engineering and multidisciplinary team leadership positions.
Reinventing Yourself to Stay Relevant in an Ever-Changing Geoscience Technical Climate
Technology changes have caused the reinvention of my use of technology – and thus my career. I will cover three major paradigm shifts in the last 30 years, including digital transformation, the change from 2D to 3D and the coming changes from machine learning and AI.
Deborah Sacrey received her geology degree from The University of Oklahoma in 1976 and started working for Gulf Oil. She started Auburn Energy in 1990. Sacrey specializes in 2D and 3D interpretation for clients in the US and internationally. She is a DPA-certified petroleum geologist and DPA-certified petroleum geophysicist.
How I Went from Employee to Seven-Figure Entrepreneur While Working a Full-Time Job
This keynote is aimed at aspiring entrepreneurs who want to reclaim control of their lives by growing their business – and do it alongside another full-time commitment. I’ll share the reality of the hard work, relentless dedication and ruthless time management needed – alongside the pitfalls, breakthroughs and defining moments that enabled me to use business as a tool for personal fulfillment and success.
WHEN Friday, August 9, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm
SPEAKERS Dr. Subhash Thakur Senior Reservoir Engineer Sustainable Petroleum Solutions LLC Deborah Sacrey Owner Auburn Energy Raj Jana Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker, Podcast Host JavaPresse Coffee Company
LOCATION Trini Mendenhall Community Center 1414 Wirt Road Houston, TX 77055
Susan Howes 713-553-5020 email@example.com Yetunde Okediji 817-845-5876 firstname.lastname@example.org
Members/Non-Members: $40/$50 Students/MIT/Retired: $15
Raj Jana is an impact-driven entrepreneur, keynote speaker and podcast host who’s passionate about using capitalism and business as a vehicle to make the world a brighter place. Jana founded JavaPresse Coffee on a mission to transform ordinary coffee rituals into extraordinary daily experiences.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS SPE-GCS Annual 2019-2020 Kickoff Meeting Our 2019-2020 SPE-GCS kickoff meeting will be held Friday, August 16, 2019 at Oxy. This is an important opportunity to share contacts and best practices among our member-volunteers and to learn from each other. Everyone is welcome and attendance is free of charge. Please join us and be sure to register as soon as possible so that we may arrange for participant materials and refreshments for all. This is a wonderful chance to learn about SPE-GCS activities for all of those who want to be involved and become contributors!
WHEN Friday, August 16, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
LOCATION Oxy 5 Greenway Plaza Houston, TX 77046
CONTINUING EDUCATION Accelerated Learning Tutorial: Geomechanics for Unconventional Reservoir Fracturing â€“ Basics to Field Application There are a number of challenges in unconventional reservoir completions that can benefit from geomechanical considerations. Examples include complex hydraulic fracture development in naturally fractured reservoirs; altered in-situ stresses due to production; reservoir re-stimulation; and coupled thermo-poromechanics processes. This one-day course provides an understanding of the fundamental geomechanics involved in unconventional reservoir development.
Reza is a reservoir geomechanicist at ConocoPhillips. Before joining Weatherford International in Houston in 2012, Reza worked as a computational mechanics specialist. He is involved in many industry associations and initiatives, with more than 40 technical publications. He received his PhD in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University. Reza is currently program coordinator of the Completions and Production Study Group. His specialties include hydraulic fracture modeling, natural fractures interaction during hydraulic stimulation of unconventional reservoirs, and wellbore stability in multiphysics media.
WHEN Friday, August 16, 2019 8:30am â€“ 4:00pm
SPEAKER Reza Safari Reservoir Geomechanicist ConocoPhillips
LOCATION Newpark Technology Center 21920 Merchants Way Katy, TX 77449
Mike Redburn email@example.com
Members/Non-Members: $275/$300 Students/MIT/Retired: $50
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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Volunteer at the Houston Food Bank Your time is a gift to hungry kids, seniors and others who may not have enough to eat. Volunteers produce the equivalent of a meal a minute while helping the Houston Food Bank sort, process and pack food – and it’s fun! The SPE-GCS YP Community Outreach committee plans this event to help make a difference, while providing an opportunity to get to know more people from our industry. We will be helping at the warehouse. Volunteer projects vary based on need and may include inspecting and sorting food, repacking dry food into family-size bags, stocking and cleaning the emergency food pantry and more. Closed-toe shoes and sleeved shirts are required. Please also register with the Houston Food Bank.
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CONTINUING EDUCATION Clay Inhibition Mechanisms for Water-Based Drilling Fluids Water-based drilling fluids can often be the fluid of choice due to advantages in ECD management, reservoir analysis, environmental sustainability, health and safety protection, and penetration rates. However, when shale is encountered during drilling operations, the chemical swelling stresses in the wellbore can potentially be very high. Water in the drilling fluid can interact with clay in the formation, resulting in drilling issues such as wellbore instability, high torque and drag, and stuck pipe. Reactive clay in drilling fluid also adversely affects target fluid properties. To avoid these potential problems, a proper understanding of shale inhibition mechanisms and the relevant products is a requirement. This course covers the main facets of shale inhibition and the unique chemistry behind each method. Topics will include balanced activity or vapor exchange, cation exchange, encapsulation, MMO or pure oil systems, cementation of the shale porosity matrix, and wellbore plastering.
Janine Shipman graduated magna cum laude with a BS in chemistry from the University of Houston. She has been in leadership roles involving analysis and research in various areas of the oil and gas industry, including shale inhibition, crude oil identification, R&D for HTHP fluid systems, and QA and QC on a suite of drilling fluid products. She currently serves in a senior research and development role at CNPC-USA as project lead in a variety of research projects, including a comprehensive report on US environmental regulations and the testing of various additives for HTHP drilling fluids.
WHEN Saturday, August 17, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
LOCATION Houston Food Bank 535 Portwall St Houston, TX 77029
CONTACT Sally Ebrahimzadeh speyp.communityoutreach@ gmail.com
WHEN Friday, August 23, 2019 9:00am – 12:00pm
SPEAKER Janine Shipman Senior Research & Development CNPC-USA
LOCATION Newpark Technology Center 21920 Merchants Way, Katy, TX 77449
Josh Harton - firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTINUING EDUCATION Oil Patch Orientation
This seminar is the most popular SPE-GCS course. The course is designed as a non-technical, audio-visual guided tour through the oil patch, illustrating the basic equipment and techniques used in the discovery, development and production of petroleum. Seminar Overview • Introduction/Outline of the Day
• Well Logging
• The Economics & Future of the Petroleum Industry
• Well Completions
• Theory of the Origins of Hydrocarbons • Reservoir Parameters (e.g., porosity/ permeability) • Geology of Petroleum & Geophysics • Drilling Basics
• Reservoir Drive Mechanisms • Production Equipment (sub-surface and surface) • Midstream & Downstream Topic • Offshore and Deepwater Drilling and Production
WHEN Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:30am – 4:00pm
SPEAKERS John Farina Ron Hinn C. Susan Howes Ken Arnold Marty Stetzer Dr. Terry N. Garner
LOCATION SPEI Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Road, Ste 1075 Houston, Texas 77042
CONTACT Mike Redburn email@example.com
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Volunteer at the Beacon Please join the SPE-GCS Young Professionals in their support of The Beacon, a nonprofit organization helping the poor and homeless populations of the Houston area. Since opening in 2007, the Beacon has grown from serving 80 clients per day to serving 600-800 clients daily in four core programs: The Beacon Day Center, the Cathedral Clinic at The Beacon, Brigid’s Hope at The Beacon and the Cathedral Justice Project at The Beacon. These four programs come together under one roof to provide meals, showers, laundry service, case management, medical and psychiatric care, pro bono legal services and pastoral care. Volunteers will prepare and serve meals and help with laundry. Gently used clothes or items are always appreciated.
WHEN Sunday, September 1, 2019 10:30am – 2:00pm
LOCATION The Beacon 1212 Prairie Street Houston, TX 77002
CONTACT Sally Ebrahimzadeh speyp.communityoutreach@ gmail.com
MIT FALL 2019 HIRING EVENT COMMITTEE Fall 2019 Oil & Gas Experienced Professionals Hiring Event The SPE-GCS cordially invites you to the sixth semi-annual Hiring Event. We strive to provide a platform for experienced professionals and oil and gas companies to meet in person and create value for both sides. The SPE is partnering with more than 20 other professional organizations to make this event inclusive and representative of the industry segment. We expect candidates from all disciplines to participate. Employers will have early access to the CV’s of job seekers, a booth at the event and the opportunity to meet with experienced candidates. Registration is currently open for employers. Experienced oil and gas professionals who are members of one of the collaborating organizations can register as job seekers beginning in mid-September.
REGISTRATION & PRICING JOB SEEKERS
Job seeker registration opens in mid-September. The cost is $5 for members of the collaborating professional societies.
WHEN Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:00am - 2:00pm
LOCATION Trini Mendenhall Community Center 1414 Wirt Road Houston, TX 77055
CONTACT Marlette Dumas firstname.lastname@example.org Scott Myers email@example.com General Email firstname.lastname@example.org
EMPLOYERS Registration rates are scaled by number of employees: • Large firms > 3,000 employees: $1,000 • Big firms, 1001-3000 employees: $800 • Medium firms, 50-1000 employees: $500 • Small firms < 50 employees: $100 For more information about the event, location, time, registration and participants, visit our website.
VISIT OUR WEBSITE Please note there will be no walk-ins for this event. Registration is required for all participants and attendees.
EMPLOYER REGISTRATION REGISTER ONLINE
DATA ANALYTICS Data Analytics Lunch-n-Learn The event will offer participants an opportunity to extend their lunch time to listen to two great speakers. The first talk, given by Diego Molinari from Anadarko, titled “A Digital Oil Field Solution for Unconventional Well Performance Analysis Combining a Hybrid Data and Physics Approach”, will discuss a workflow that has been successfully applied to more than a thousand wells in a major unconventional field through an automated digital oil field platform, after applying necessary data processing and cleansing procedures. There will be a second topic covered by Eric Schoen of i2k Connect; details for this discussion will be provided soon.
ERIC SCHOEN Director of Engineering i2k Connect
DIEGO MOLINARI Staff Reservoir Engineer Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Emerging Engineers Symposium 2019: Energy, The Next Episode The SPE Young Professionals invite you to the Emerging Engineers Symposium (EES) held October 17, 2019, at Marathon Oil Tower. The EES is an annual conference designed for mid-career young professionals to explore topics that will shape and develop their careers in energy.
WHEN Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:30pm – 2:30pm
LOCATION Anadarko Petroleum Corporation 1201 Lake Robbins Dr The Woodlands, TX 77380
CONTACT Sunit Mathur email@example.com
WHEN Thursday, October 17, 2019 8:00am – 4:00pm
What can one expect from the energy industry in the coming years? Will our current knowledge and experience be enough, as changes take place in the market through technology and in regulatory agencies? Should we embrace these changes? Trends to consider include US Shale vs. OPEC, the growth of natural gas, exporting LNG as a commodity, and comebacks such as deepwater E&P.
Marathon Oil Tower & Conference Center 5555 San Felipe Houston, TX 77056
Millennials are the leaders of tomorrow, and our influence has already been seen and heard today! Our advice is to continue learning, engaging and networking. This symposium will highlight the technical needs and changes proposed by highcaliber energy leaders. Let’s make the most of their technical expertise before they retire!
Shahrazed Metouri firstname.lastname@example.org
Soumyadeep Ghosh email@example.com
ANNUAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION Join Us at the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition The SPE international awards are presented at the awards banquet of the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE). Join us to celebrate the achievements of the Gulf Coast Section at the 2019 edition of the ATCE, which takes place September 30-October 2, 2019, in Calgary, Alb., Canada. Register at www.spe.org/atce. Gulf Coast Section – Global Recognition Each year, SPE International has a process to identify those members who make significant contributions to the industry. In 2019, SPE will recognize 61 individuals globally, 17 of whom are from the Gulf Coast Section, as listed below. Congratulations to each of them! HONORARY MEMBERSHIP Anuj Gupta Jeffrey Spath Ganesh Thakur
DISTINGUISHED MEMBERSHIP Mark Brinsden
Willem Van Adrichem
John Franklin Carll Award George Moridis Robert Earl McConnell Award Ahmed S. Abou-Sayed
Sustainability and Stewardship in the Oil and Gas Industry Award Karen Olson Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award William D. McCain
Young Member Outstanding Service Award Nii Ahele Nunoo Projects, Facilities, and Construction Award Phaneendra Kondapi
AIME Rossiter W. Raymond Memorial Award Lu Chi (for the paper “Directional-Permeability Assessment in Formations with Complex Pore Geometry with a New Nuclear-Magnetic-Resonance-Based Permeability Model”)
Awards for 2020 will be considered this fall. If one of your colleagues is making a major contribution to the industry, please consider nominating them for a relevant award. Details are available at www.spe.org/awards.
EDUCATION SPE-GCS High School STEM Education Tutoring Program: Volunteer Recognition The High School STEM Education Tutoring Program places engineers and scientists in high school science or math classrooms. Volunteer tutors help explain concepts to students and give them individual attention. Currently, about 30 volunteers are helping at 12 high schools in the greater Houston area. This month, we’re recognizing three volunteers that have been dedicated to the program for more than two years.
KEITH THOMPSON, SCIENCE/MATH VOLUNTEER, LAMAR HIGH SCHOOL (HOUSTON ISD) How did you get involved in this program? I heard about the high school tutoring program at an ExxonMobil retirees’ luncheon where Dick Murphy was an invited speaker. I was recently retired and looking for ways to contribute. I contacted him and got involved. What do you find most rewarding or enjoyable about the program? The moments I cherish are when understanding dawns on a student and they start working a problem set with little or no assistance from me. It doesn’t always happen, but I get a thrill when it does.
TOM YONKO, MATH VOLUNTEER, THE WOODLANDS COLLEGE PARK HIGH SCHOOL (CONROE ISD) How did you get involved in this program? I heard about it from a former colleague at Marathon Oil Company who was involved in the program. I had volunteered in the past in a similar effort and thought this this would be a good fit, and College Park High School is close to where I live. What do you find most rewarding or enjoyable about the program? There are so many rewarding aspects and I benefit every bit as much, if not more, than the students. My goal is to instill a sense of logic and methodical thinking, not just for math, but for any challenge life may bring. And when I see a glimpse of the ‘a-ha moment,” my mission is fulfilled.
DALE BROWN, MATH/PHYSICS VOLUNTEER, SPRING WOODS HIGH SCHOOL (SPRING BRANCH ISD) How did you get involved in this program? I saw an article in an email from SPE about the tutoring program and thought it would be a good way to give back to the community. When I was in high school and college, I spent a lot of time tutoring and had given a few talks at universities over my career, so this fit into something that I enjoy doing and find rewarding. What do you find most rewarding or enjoyable about the program? Seeing students grow in their abilities and confidence is a great reward. This is especially true for some of the girls who are very capable, but may not have had much encouragement from classmates or family to study math or science. As a result, the program has both a tutoring as well as a mentoring component. The most rewarding situation was a special needs girl who was not expected to do well on the STAAR test. She was the hardest working student in any of the classes and she was doing so well at the end of the semester that I was assigned to other students. (She seemed disappointed, which was touching.) I was thrilled to see how well she did on the test, easily passing on her first attempt. This past year, I have been at Spring Woods High School helping in physics and algebra. The school is in an economically disadvantaged area, which presents additional obstacles for educators. The challenges that teachers face gave me a new appreciation for what they are asked to do on a daily basis and the need for parental and volunteer involvement to help guide the students, both in education and life skills.
STUDENT CHAPTERS FEBRUARY 2019
Texas A&M University SPE: 2019 Career Enhancement Event Howdy, all! With the fall recruitment season fast approaching, the Texas A&M University SPE Student Chapter (TAMU-SPE) is gearing up to host its annual Career Enhancement Event (CEE) on Friday, September 6th, 2019, in College Station, Tex. The CEE is a career fair-style event, which offers companies operating within the oil and gas industry the chance to advertise their internship, co-ops and full-time positions to TAMU petroleum engineering students. As TAMU-SPE’s largest event of 2018, we proudly hosted more than 140 recruiters from 30 companies and 500 undergraduate, graduate and PhD-level students. We’d love to host you at this year’s event and we encourage all companies interested in connecting with future industry professionals to please contact Arthur Carriger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDENT CHAPTER DIRECTORY HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Iskandar Rahbani: email@example.com
Eric Vavra: firstname.lastname@example.org
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
Magy Avedissian: email@example.com
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
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PRAIRIE VIEW A&M
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COMMUNITY SERVICES SPE-GCS Volunteers at Undies for Everyone The SPE-GCS organized a volunteer activity at Undies for Everyone in June of 2019. Undies for Everyone is a non-profit organization in the Houston area that focuses on improving the self-esteem, dignity, hygiene and success of disadvantaged students by providing them with clean underwear. This volunteer activity, initiated by Antonio Lazo of the Community Services team and supported by Anna Wei and other volunteers, was created to enhance the image of SPE and to support and build up a better community. The SPE-GCS donated $500 to Undies for Everyone and SPE volunteers organized and packed 1,440 pairs of new underwear for children in need. We would like to thank all of our volunteers for their support!
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Board of Directors CHAIR
Gabrielle Morrow, Ryder Scott firstname.lastname@example.org
Simeon Eburi, Chevron email@example.com
PAST CHAIR/ ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE
Sunil Lakshminarayanan, Occidental Petroleum firstname.lastname@example.org
SECRETARY Carlos Torres
Brian Sinosic email@example.com
Reza Safari firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Committee Chairs CAREER MANAGEMENT
Mike Redburn Newpark Drilling Fluids email@example.com
Karin Gonzalez, Chevron firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMUNITY SERVICES Antonio Lazo email@example.com
Mohammad Tabatabaei Encana Corporation mohammad.tabatabaei@ encana.com
Lisa Li, Houston EP firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Chairs AWARDS BANQUET Sally Ebrahimzadeh,
Triple Five Energy Resources sallyz@T5Energy.com
Marc Davis, Champions Cinco Pipe email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org Jasen Gast
Lissett Barrios, Shell - EP Americas
MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MiT)
Kumar Pugazhenthi, Shell
DIRECTORS AT LARGE 2018 – 2020 Prashant Sainani CIBC Prashant.email@example.com Steve Loving
Core Laboratories, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org Kim Thames Padeletti
Amazon Web Services email@example.com
DIRECTORS AT LARGE 2019 – 2021 Leslie Malone
firstname.lastname@example.org Jose Villa
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Zafar Kamal email@example.com
Eric Robken, Ashland Global
Fabian Vera firstname.lastname@example.org
SPORTING CLAYS Prue Smith, BP
Erin Chang, BP email@example.com
WEB TECHNOLOGY Lindsey Newsome
Newsome Marketing Group firstname.lastname@example.org
Pablo Perez, Bardasz
IN-CLASS STEM TUTORING
Southwestern Energy email@example.com
Davis Scott, Schlumberger
Study Group Chairs BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Aaron Burton, Unconventional Oil and Gas Training firstname.lastname@example.org
Collarini Energy Experts email@example.com
COMPLETIONS & PRODUCTION
COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD)
Sarah Sameei firstname.lastname@example.org
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Heidi Epstein, IHS Markit email@example.com
Reza Safari, Weatherford
Amit Patil, OneSubsea
GULF COAST SECTION ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
DeGolyer and MacNaughton firstname.lastname@example.org
Madhusuden Agrawal, BP email@example.com
WATER & WASTE MANAGEMENT
10777 Westheimer Rd. Ste 1075 Houston, TX 77042 Monday â€“ Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Mohammed Dooply Schlumberger firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Saucedo, SLC Technologies
Kelly Steinberg, Test America
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