SPE GULF COAST SECTION
SPE Distinguished Lecturer Topic: Thriving in a Lower-for-Longer Environment WESTSIDE
Optimizing Permian Completions COMPLETIONS AND PRODUCTION
2020 A&D Symposium BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
In Every Issue
CHAIR’S CORNER Gabrielle Morrow
Driven Approaches for Oil and Gas Applications Data
CALENDAR January 2020
MEMBERSHIP REPORT December 2019
M&A/A&D Trends into 2020
THEN & NOW Buddy Woodroof
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT Casey Langdon
New Breakthroughs in Drilling Planning and Optimization using Machine Learning
Committees EDUCATION Where Are They Now? Past Scholarship Winner: Hank Higginson SCHOLARSHIP Gulf Coast Section Annual Scholarship for 2020-2021 Academic Year
North America Natural Gas Pricing Dynamics in a New Era of Global Markets
1/13/20 09 SPE Distinguished Lecturer
The Great Reset: The Outlook for Oil and Gas M&A
Topic: Thriving in a Lower-forLonger Environment
1/19/20 15 Houston Marathon 2020
HEB Food Court Volunteering
MIT 1/10/20 Seminar Series #42: Joint Meeting with SPE Petro-Tech Study Group
COMPLETIONS & PRODUCTION
MIT 3/31/20 SAVE THE DATE! Upstream Oil and Gas Professionals Hiring Event
1/22/20 10 Optimizing Permian
Completions – Discovering Limits to Long Laterals in the Midland Basin
WOMEN IN ENERGY (WIN)
1/31/20 17 Annual Congress - Innovate
1/26/20 18 2020 A&D Symposium EDUCATION
2/7/20 19 High School STEM Education Tutoring Program Lunch-n Learn
2/20/20 19 SPE-GCS Inter-Corporate
4/2/20 20 Data Science Convention 2020 (DSC20)
4/23/20 21 Digital Transformation Annual
Congress: Achieving Sustainable Results - Doing More with Less
22 Texas A&M Student Chapter Directory
23 2020–2020 Directory
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING – JANUARY 16
GABRIELLE MORROW 2020-2020 SPE-GCS Chair Women in Energy The SPE International Women in Energy (WIN) Committee was formed in 2016. WIN was launched to promote gender diversity in the upstream oil and gas industry by attracting, retaining and engaging women in the STEM fields. SPEI’s vision is to empower women to realize their full potential in the industry through coaching, mentorship and access to the broader network of global WIN committees. The Gulf Coast Section (GCS) launched its own WIN committee in 2018 to further support the mission and vision of SPEI within our section. GCS hopes to carry this vision forward through all WIN events, especially at its second annual, highly anticipated WIN Congress event coming this January 31, 2020. Our first GCS WIN event was held in early 2019. The SPE-GCS WIN 2019 Congress served as a single-day event focused on the central theme “Playing to WIN." The congress aimed to encourage both men and women to address gender-gap challenges in the energy industry and identify actions to overcome them. With 24 speakers and panelists, we hosted a wide array of professionals, such as BP America Chairman and President Susan Dio and TechnipFMC Senior Technical Advisor Brian Skeels. The congress utilized inspirational talks, sharing of best practices and expert-led discussions to enable teams of men and women to improve diversity in leadership roles, eliminate wage gaps and hire the best-qualified workforce. Overall, it left an invaluable impression on all the men and women who attended.
54 percent of men and 12 percent of women surveyed thought companies are; 24 percent of men and 63 percent of women thought they are not; while the rest were unsure. Additionally, 65 percent of men and 47 percent of women thought women could hold any job role. From those with technical positions (54 percent), 55 percent of men and 55 percent of women saw themselves in a long-term managerial role, while 23 percent of men and 31 percent of women saw themselves staying in a technical role. We are pleased to announce the theme for our second annual WIN Congress is “Innovate Integrate Inspire!” As a reminder, this event will be held on January 31, 2020. In response to last year’s feedback, the WIN Congress 2020 is expecting an increase in attendance from last year’s soldout event, so early registration is key! To register, please go to https://www.spegcs.org/events/4486/. To gain current and up-to-date insight on diversity and inclusion in the oil and gas industry, please take the survey. Results will be presented at the upcoming congress. tinyurl.com/spewincongress2020. Want to be a sponsor? Go to www.spegcs.org/events/4630/. I look forward to seeing you all at the next WIN Congress! Until next month, Gabrielle Morrow
In preparation for our first congress, many of those who registered and attended participated in a survey. The results depicted gender-gap challenges in the energy industry, and are as follows: Regarding gender bias, 50 percent of men and 90 percent of women surveyed believed it exists; 25 percent of men and 4 percent of women believed it does not; and the rest were unsure. Regarding companies rectifying gender bias, Back to Table of Contents
01 • Drilling
09 • Board of Directors Meeting
• Young Professionals
15 • Completions & Production
• Data Analytics
• Business Development
1.26.20 BD A&D SYMPOSIUM
WIN ANNUAL CONGRESS 2.20.20 INTER-CORPORATE TOPGOLF TOURNAMENT 3.31.20 MIT UPSTREAM O&G HIRING EVENT 4.2.20 DATA SCIENCE CONVENTION ’20 4.23.20 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION ANNUAL CONGRESS 1.31.20
Upcoming Special Events Mark Your Calendars
Membership Through November 2019
1,203 NEW PROFESSIONALS 2,524 LAPSED PROFESSIONALS 1219 RENEWED STUDENTS
11,879 PROFESSIONALS RENEWED
TOTAL MEMBERSHIP 20,500 17,125 14,250 11,375 8,500
October 2019 Membership: 13,086
JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN
Current Membership Trends
Did you know that the Gulf Coast Section is no longer the largest section in SPE? According to the membership demographics report, the number of members in the Gulf Coast Region is now smaller than number of members in the Middle East Region. Last year the SPE President was from Saudi Arabia, which pretty much explains the big push for SPE membership there. But this year, Shauna Noonan – a local Houston gal – is SPE President. So we need to have a big membership drive to put the Gulf Coast Section back into our rightful place as Number One SPE Section!
Board of Directors Meeting
WHEN January 16, 7:30 – 10:30am WHERE SPE Houston Office:
Study Group Pricing
Unless specified separately in the registration website:
10777 Westheimer Rd, Ste 1075 Houston, TX 77042
R.S.V. P. Kristen Washam
T (713) 457-6821 F (713) 779-4216 firstname.lastname@example.org
MEMBERS: $45/$55 Walk-in NON-MEMBERS: $55 STUDENTS/MiT/Retired SPE: $20 WEBINAR: $20
Make sure you pay your 2020 SPE dues before January 31 so your membership does not lapse.
Every local SPE member should convince a colleague at work that SPE membership is a wonderful thing, and it has contributed greatly to your career in the industry.
View SPE-GCS Directory Back to Table of Contents
THEN & NOW JANUARY 1980
Hopes run high that President-elect Reagan’s recent visit with Mexico President Lopez Portillo may improve relations between the two countries, thus leading to increased oil imports to the U.S., the resolution of fishing disputes, and the ceding of a chunk of the GOM to the Mexicans.
Pointing to the extent of the U.S. lead additive for gasoline phaseout, elemental lead in gasoline fell to 3.9 million lb in 1989 from 462 million lb in 1969. (How many of you can remember the choices to be made at a “service station,” such as: 1) leaded or unleaded? 2) full-service or selfservice? 3) check your tires?)
President Clinton orders the U.S. Coast Guard and DOE to take extra steps to keep U.S. harbors free of ice so that ships and barges can bring in heating oil and avoid heating oil price surges resulting from these bottlenecks, as experienced a year ago in New England.
Agip and Union Texas report plans to undertake a drilling program offshore Jamaica as part of Jamaica’s new pro-business initiative under new Prime Minister Edward Seaga (Can you visualize Reggae Petroleum gas stations proudly displaying a picture of Bob Marley?).
U.S. active rig count: 3,305
THE REST OF THE YARN This month, the legion of Lone Star playboys continues to grow. After divorcing Texas playboy Bill Moss, actress Ann Miller married another one of the legion, namely, Texas oilman Arthur Cameron, who purchased Louis B. Mayer’s Benedict Canyon mansion and bought one of the largest private estates in the desert outside Palm Springs. On their European honeymoon, Cameron summoned a man from Harry Winston, the New York jeweler, and bought Miller a 20-carat white diamond. Cameron, however, was
Persian Gulf ties to the former Communist bloc are growing, as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the U.A.E. commit to lending the U.S.S.R. $4 billion to accelerate reformation within the Communist Party, including aid for the crumbling Soviet oil industry.
The UK Offshore Operators Association reports plans to move ahead with the second phase of a joint industry initiative to deal with accumulations of drill cuttings on the seabed, namely, would it be better to lift those cuttings and reinject them into wells, bring them ashore for treatment, or just leave them in place?
Light sweet crude: $27.42/bbl U.S. active rig count: 1,108
Light sweet crude: $27.83/bbl Natural gas: $8.70/MMbtu U.S. active rig count: 1,107
a serial philanderer, and Miller left him several months later upon finding him engaged in an impromptu pool party with 17 young ladies in bikinis.
Hollywood after her marriage and settled into a long, quiet life in Dallas with Fogelson, who died in 1987. She became a beloved Texas philanthropist, endowed the Greer Garson Theatre at Southern Methodist University, and died in 1996.
Houston oilman W. Howard Lee, meanwhile, romanced and married Hedy Lamarr, and the two lived for several years in River Oaks, until their divorce. Afterward, Lee married Gene Tierney. One of Clint Murchison’s closest friends, Dallas oilman Buddy Fogelson, wed Greer Garson at his New Mexico ranch in 1949. A seven-time Academy Award nominee—she won the 1943 Oscar for best actress in Mrs. Miniver—Garson eased away from
Next month, McCarthy endures a series of makeor-break meetings with his creditors.
HISTORY QUIZ What was the term used by the Soviets to describe the political movement for reformation within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in the 1980’s? If you would like to participate in this month’s quiz, e-mail your answer to email@example.com by noon, January 15. The winner, who will be chosen randomly from all correct answers, will receive a $50 restaurant gift card, courtesy of the ProTechnics Division of Core Laboratories.
ANSWER TO DECEMBER'S QUIZ
Myron Kinley was the first person to extinguish an oil well fire with explosives. He trained Red Adair, Boots Hansen, and Coots Matthews, who applied his techniques to extinguish the fires of Kuwait. He was awarded The Order of The Rising Sun by Emperor Hirohito of Japan for extinguishing a gas well fire in 48 hours that had blazed for more than a week.
CONGRATULATIONS TO DECEMBER’S WINNER, Jim McNicol with Archer Oiltools
The Gulf Coast Section (GCS) was established on January 13, 1935. The mission of GCS is part of our Bylaws which were amended by vote of the Board of Directors on January 16, 2017, and by vote of the general membership on January 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.
Back to Table of Contents
Renew Your SPE Membership Today!
CASEY LANGDON How did you first get involved with SPE? In my previous job at IHS Markit, Shakti Sehra recommended that I join the SPE Young Professionals, as I was doing a lot of volunteer work with the Houston Geological Society YP group. After getting more involved with analytics, I found the Data Analytics Study Group through a LinkedIn post. What SPE study groups, committees, or volunteer events have you been involved in? My main volunteering work has been through the SPE Data Analytics study group. I’ve also led events that partnered with the SPE YP group and HGS NeoGeos. What is your current role with SPE? I'm an Events Team volunteer. What is your REAL job and educational background? I am a geoscience technologist in the business development division of Concho Resources. I have a BS in geology from West Virginia University and an MSc in geoscience from Fort Hays State University. What is your favorite thing about SPE? The variety of events that cover topics for engineers and geoscientists are what interested me in SPE. From the SPE Top Golf Tournament to the Data Science Convention, there’s so much opportunity to meet and learn from others who are interested in the same topics that I'm interested in. I personally like volunteering for two reasons: It’s a great way to build your network and it’s fulfilling to coordinate events that provide an opportunity for others to build their career paths.
Stay connected with SPE-GCS activities during 2020
Join up with the brightest minds – 15,000 local members and more than 143,000 international members – in the industry! Grow your technical skills at our local and international conferences, workshops, and training courses.
Participate in SPE Gulf Coast Section’s events, meetings and activities. Submit a technical paper for presentation or publication. Receive discounts on journals, reference books, OnePetro and other SPE publications. Expand your network with managers, engineers, scientists, and other professionals locally and worldwide. Develop leadership skills and contribute to the profession through our programs and activities. Give back to our community and the E&P industry through volunteer opportunities.
RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP ONLINE For inquiries, please contact the SPE-GCS Membership Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DRILLING New Breakthroughs in Drilling Planning and Optimization using Machine Learning This presentation and demonstration will focus on drilling planning and optimization workflows in the upstream oil and gas domain by applying artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to operational data. The model uses both unsupervised machine learning and supervised deep learning techniques on data gathered from drilling sensors and daily operations reports to provide KPI dashboards and predictions to aid in better drilling operations. The workflow encompasses the detection of outliers and data quality issues, and suggested corrections to improve data quality. The presentation will showcase the endto-end process used in building this workflow, as well as a unique performance dashboard to validate its performance.
Sunil Garg is the founder and CEO of dataVediK, an early-stage startup specializing in consulting, big data, data analytics, machine learning and end-to-end data ecosystems for the oil and gas industry. Previously, Garg spent more than 20 years establishing and growing data management, big data and analytics business for Schlumberger. Garg is a sought-after speaker in his field.
NORTHSIDE North American Natural Gas Pricing in an Era of Global Markets
The North American natural gas market is rapidly changing. From record production levels to dramatic shifts in the generating stack, historical patterns of natural gas trading have shifted alongside the market, with significantly tighter linkages to the global market. Understanding these dynamics is key to appreciating the dramatic shifts currently underway in the North American gas market.
RYAN OUWERKERK Ryan Ouwerkerk manages the Americas Natural Gas Pricing team in Houston, overseeing S&P Global Platts’ daily and monthly indices for Gas Daily and Inside FERC Gas Market Report. His role also includes driving development of natural gas pricing and market engagement in Mexico and Brazil. He holds a bachelor's degree in history and a master’s in global affairs and energy security.
JANUARY JANUARY 2020
WHEN Thursday, January 6, 2020 11:30am – 1:00pm
SPEAKERS Sunil Garg CEO dataVediK
LOCATION The Petroleum Club of Houston 1201 Louisiana St, 35th Floor Houston, TX 77002
CONTACT Ernie Prochaska - 281-221-1434 email@example.com
WHEN January 7, 2020 11:30am – 1:00pm
Ryan Ouwerkerk Manager, Americas Natural Gas Pricing S&P Global Platts
LOCATION Landry’s Seafood 1212 Lake Robbins Dr The Woodlands, TX 77380
CONTACTS Kelsey Ridpath - 832-796-7645 firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTER ONLINE Back to Table of Contents
WESTSIDE Thriving in a Lower-for-Longer Environment
When the price of oil plunged in 2014, industry analysts predicted shale plays would be shut down, as they would no longer be economical. In reality, the shale industry did not just survive, it thrived. The most successful companies responded by exercising capital discipline and effectively managing their resources. As a result, break-even prices for key unconventional plays were decreased by 40 to 60 percent. Reduction of service pricing alone can't account for the improvement in profitability relative to oil price. What other factors contributed? This presentation captures the key lessons learned, including the organizational, operational and technological advancements that allowed the shale industry to continue to thrive in a “lower-forlonger” price environment.
MARY VAN DOMELEN - DISTINGUISHED LECTURER
Mary Van Domelen holds a BS in chemical engineering and is a licensed professional engineer. She began her career with Halliburton in research and operations and has held engineer advisor and management roles with innovative E&P companies. Van Domelen's experience includes horizontal drilling and completion operations, and she has co-authored more than 30 papers and holds several patents. Van Domelen was a 2015-2016 SPE Distinguished Lecturer.
Monday, January 13, 2020 11:30am – 1:00pm
Mary Van Domelen, SPE Distinguished Lecturer
President Van Domelen International
Norris Center – Westchase 9990 Richmond Ave, Ste 102 Houston, TX 77042
Derek Key - 713-328-2443 email@example.com Please note registration for this event closes at 6pm on Friday, January 10, 2020
MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MIT)
Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 9:00am – 3:00pm
SAVE THE DATE!
UPSTREAM OIL AND GAS PROFESSIONALS HIRING EVENT We would like to cordially invite you to the Upstream Oil and Gas Professionals Hiring Event initiative organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers – Gulf Coast Section. We are striving to provide a platform for experienced upstream professionals and oil & gas companies to meet in person and create value for both sides. SPE is partnering with other professional organizations to make this event inclusive and representative of the upstream segment. Thus, we expect candidates from all upstream disciplines to participate. Information, including registration and pricing, will be updated on the website link below as it becomes available. EVENT CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org
COMPLETIONS AND PRODUCTION Optimizing Completions: Discovering Limits to Long Laterals in the Midland Basin Surge Energy has optimized completions and streamlined to cut costs, deliver repeatable performance and stay within spacing patterns to minimize parentchild issues. This presentation will walk through each phase of completion operations and cover changes in water usage, sand usage and stage design, and show how we have validated our completion designs. We will cover how optimizations came together to complete multiple laterals of more than three miles while capturing acreage and optimizing capital deployment.
KADE MCCOLLOUGH After graduating from LSU in 2010, Kade McCollough began his career at ConocoPhillips as a production engineer in a variety of assets in the Gulf Coast. He later moved to Midstates Petroleum as an operations engineer. Since joining Surge in 2015, McCollough has worked in production and completion operations for the Hoople waterflood field and completions and artificial lift design for Surge’s Midland Basin assets.
WHEN Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:30am – 1:00pm
SPEAKERS Kade McCollough Production and Completions Manager Surge Energy
LOCATION Norris Center – Westchase 9990 Richmond Ave, Ste 102 Houston, TX 77042
CONTACT Ehsan Davani - 713.485.8937 email@example.com
REGISTER ONLINE Back to Table of Contents
DATA ANALYTICS Driven Approaches for Oil and Gas Applications Data PROGRAM 1: Hybrid Physics: Driven Approaches for Oil and Gas Applications Data
The oil and gas industry faces challenges in real-time data gathering, modeling, prediction and optimization across applications such as exploration, drilling, fracturing, reservoir modeling and production. This talk demonstrates the capabilities of hybrid machine learning and data-driven modeling and optimization, and tools that make the real-time decision process easy.
PROGRAM 2: Build Your Own Models: Don't Be Scared of Doing Your Own Data Science
Artificial intelligence is often presented in two ways: AI will solve the world's problems or a PhD will give you a "quick" run-through of a four-hour deep-learning tutorial. In this session, we aim to land right in the middle to show you how to set up problems, analyze and interpret your data, and how to build models that can drive business value without the need to know Python or R.
WHEN Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:30am â€“ 2:00pm
Srinath Madasu Senior Technical Advisor-Data Analytics Halliburton Keith Moore Director of Product Management SparkCognition
CONTACTS Manisha Bhardwaj firstname.lastname@example.org
RESERVOIR M&A and A&D Trends in 2020 Since the middle of 2017, public markets have shifted focus from valuing upstream companies through growth models and net value build, to an emphasis on shareholder returns and living within cash flow. The impact to energy M&A and A&D has been dramatic across annual deal flow and value, with a steady decline in A&D activity but an uplift in corporate M&A. This presentation will examine historical and current trends, what drives value for publics and their role in the deal marketplace, sponsor-backed companies and the private equity model, and what may lie ahead in 2020.
Bruce Cox is a managing director and head of the Global Energy Acquisitions and Divestiture Group of Citigroup Investment Bank. He is 35-year veteran of both the energy and finance sectors, including advising on over $100 billion of mandates and executing over 150 M&A and A&D transactions. He holds a BS in petroleum engineering and is a registered professional engineer.
Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:30am â€“ 1:30pm
Bruce Cox Managing Director Citigroup Investment Bank
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse 2405 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098
Deepanshu Kumar - 832-270-1096 email@example.com
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT The Great Reset: The Outlook for Oil and Gas M&A Two years ago, investors told public oil and gas companies that they were not going to continue to support high growth, deficit spending, and poor investment returns. After a generally disappointing performance during the shale boom, investors told the publics they have to focus on living within cash flow and providing strong returns. This change rippled through the business, impacting pubic company valuations, private capital perspectives, capital spending, and deal flow. Combined with a weak outlook for commodity prices, concerns over upcoming debt maturations, worries about tariffs, and general lack of optimism, the US oil and gas business has slowed considerably. In a historically cyclical business, this will create opportunities, but companies will need to navigate this environment slowly and cautiously. Bill Marko will talk about the past, the present, what current trends mean for future activity levels, and deal flow.
Bill Marko is a Managing Director of Jefferies LLC in the Energy Investment Banking Group. He has managed more than $72 billion of asset and corporate transactions. While he focuses on the United States, he also works on global projects, and heads Jefferiesâ€™ Canadian upstream activities. Bill is a registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana and is a member of the Board of Administrators of Tulane University as well as Board of Advisors of the Tulane School of Science & Engineering.
WHEN Wednesday, February 19, 2020 5:00pm â€“ 7:00pm
SPEAKERS Bill Marko Managing Director Jefferies LLC
LOCATION Petroleum Club of Houston 1201 Louisiana Street Houston, TX 77002
CONTACTS Heidi Epstein - 281-415-1154 firstname.lastname@example.org
Promote your business in Connect & reach over 16k oil & gas industry influencers every month! SPE-GCS always hits your target audience. EMAIL OUR ADVERTISING COORDINATOR
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Past Scholarship Winner: Hank Higginson The Scholarship Committee conducted a survey of past recipients of the SPE-GCS scholarship. If you’re considering donating to the SPE-GCS scholarship fund or hiring an SPEGCS scholarship winner, you’ll be glad to know that the program has enjoyed considerable success over the past six decades. Here is Hank Higginson’s story:
"Receiving the SPE scholarship played a key role in driving me toward petroleum engineering." When I first started at Endeavor Energy Resources, I worked as a production engineer in our non-core asset team. My main tasks were to evaluate properties our company was interested in potentially divesting and to assist other teams with special projects, such as new software rollouts. Following a number of months of field training, I became part of the core production team, where I monitor and improve wells to maintain high production
rates, as well as work to reduce our total expenditure to do so. Since transitioning, my day-to-day has become much busier, but it's a welcome challenge. Receiving the SPE scholarship played a key role in driving me toward petroleum engineering. I was initially not sure in what area of engineering I was interested, but after being contacted by Anadarko, and due to having been awarded the scholarship, I was offered an internship. Thanks to the experience I gained that summer, I was subsequently hired as an intern by Endeavor, where I was later brought on full time. My advice for SPE-GCS scholarship recipients is to appreciate the opportunities you are given. Almost no one’s career goes as planned; there are always circumstances that can cause complete shifts in a career path. Take these shifts as learning experiences, because even if they don't come with the pay or title you always dreamed of, they provide unparalleled exposure to work you may never get the chance to
CAREER OVERVIEW Production Engineer, Endeavor Energy Resources, LP • The University of Texas at Austin, BS, Petroleum Engineering – 2018
experience again – exposure that can make a lasting impression on your long-term career.
CONTRIBUTE TO THE SPE-GCS SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND TODAY!
Back to Table of Contents
SCHOLARSHIP Gulf Coast Section Annual Scholarship for 2020-2021 Academic Year The Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section has been supporting education for more than 50 years, providing college scholarships for students interested in math, science, and engineering degrees, giving out more than $5 million in scholarships. The key objective of our scholarship program is to increase interest in the oil and gas industry among graduating high school seniors and to help retain college students currently enrolled in petroleum-related academic disciplines. Additionally, the SPE-GCS collaborates with Communities in Schools – Houston (CISH) to help at-risk students in the Greater Houston area attend college. Former recipients of our SPE scholarships have gone on to have successful careers in oil and gas and other industries, and some now hold key executive positions in internationally reputed firms. To apply for the SPE Gulf Coast Section Annual Scholarship you must: • Be a graduating high school senior, • Be planning to study science or engineering as a freshman in college next year
• Have a permanent address in one of the 29 counties in the Gulf Coast Section • Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
New applications are being accepted now through February 21, 2020, for the 2020-2021 academic year. If you or someone you know may be interested in applying for this scholarship, please visit the Scholarship website to apply online: https:/ /www.spegcs.org/committees/scholarship-internship/
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Chevron Houston Marathon 2020 Please join the SPE Young Professionals group as we volunteer at the 2020 Chevron Houston Marathon as part of the HEB Food Court. We will have one group helping to serve runners post-race meals and snacks in the HEB Food Court from 7:00 am to 11:00 am. Be ready to have fun in a great atmosphere! The Houston Marathon consistently sells out its 27,000 runner spots well before race day, and people from around the country – and the world – come to Houston to participate in this event. As a Race Crew volunteer, you not only represent SPE, you represent the Houston Marathon! Bring comfortable shoes (you will walk a lot) and be flexible – you never know when you might be called on to volunteer at other activities in RaceFest or the EXPO, or to hand out cups of water on the course.
WHEN Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:00am – 11:00am
LOCATION George R. Brown Convention Center 1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston, TX 77010
CONTACT Matt Mayer - 713-979-7864 email@example.com
MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MiT) MiT Seminar Series #42:
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.
PROGRAM 1: NETWORKING TO BUILD BENEFICIAL RELATIONSHIPS Networking is one of the most powerful tools for accelerating and sustaining successful careers. Learn how to grow your networking skills to influence change and to build collaborative relationships in order to add value for both your career and for your employer. C. SUSAN HOWES C. Susan Howes, PE, PHR is VP of Engineering at Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC. She began her career with Anadarko where she held a variety of engineering positions before joining Chevron, where Howes provided reservoir management functional leadership. She is an SPE Honorary Member, a recipient of the SPE DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal, and an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 2019/20.
PROGRAM 2: The Path Toward Resilience
We all experience hurdles, but not all of us bounce back equally fast or with renewed energy. The big secret is that you are not born resilient, you become resilient. This presentation will share insights developed by Maria Angela Capello from her own resilience journey on three continents, and her research about what works in boosting resilience for individuals and organizations, with examples from the oil and gas industry. MARIA ANGELA CAPELLO Maria Angela Capello is a resilience evangelist and renowned leader in the energy sector. An executive consultant at Kuwait Oil Company, Capello is an expert in reservoir management, talent development and diversity and inclusion. In 2019, Capello received the highest individual recognition by the SPE, the Honorary Membership Award, and is the recipient of the SEG Special Commendation and Lifetime Membership awards.
PROGRAM 3: How to Optimize Your Resume for the Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
Did you know that 90 percent of Fortune 500 Companies use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to manage high volumes of job applications? ATS will electronically scan your resume, score your qualiďŹ cations based on the description for that position and rank your application. Recruiters rely on them to make their screening process more efficient. At least 75 percent of candidates are phased out of consideration because they donâ€™t pass a screening! CARROLL MENASCO Carroll Menasco, PHR, SHRM-CP, is a senior HR executive. She holds an MBA in HR management and has almost 20 years of experience working in small organizations within government, healthcare, IT and manufacturing. Menasco has demonstrated experience as an "HR department of one" and has been instrumental in reducing turnover by developing successful programs to attract and retain employees.
WHEN Friday, January 10, 2020 10:00am - 3:00pm
SPEAKERS C. Susan Howes, PE, PHR VP Engineering Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC Maria Angela Capello Executive Advisor for Deputy CEO North Kuwait Kuwait Oil Company Carroll Menasco, PHR, SHRM-CP HR Consultant
LOCATION SPE-GCS Office 10777 Westheimer Road, Ste 1075 Houston, TX 77042
Susan Howes 713-553-5020 firstname.lastname@example.org Yetunde Okediji 817-845-5876 email@example.com
Members/Non-Members: $40/$50 Students/MIT/Retired: $15
REGISTER ONLINE Back to Table of Contents
SPE-GCS WOMEN IN ENERGY (WIN) Innovate Integrate Inspire! WIN Congress 2020 is coming up on January 31, 2020, and we hope to see YOU there! The Society of Petroleum Engineers Women in Energy (WIN) committee has been working hard to bring you another memorable congress, and January's theme is "Innovate Integrate Inspire!" You can expect to see an array of speakers and panelists from a wide range of backgrounds talk on challenges and opportunities in the oil and gas industry, as well as action items and steps our industry needs to take to set us up for success. Reserve your spot today!
SPEAKERS & PANELISTS Speaker: Amy Myers Jaffe, Co-Chair CGEP's Women in Energy Steering Committee Panelists: Kimberly Wilson CEO, TLR Research
Mark LaCour (as emcee) Speaker, Podcaster
Kamal Farid CEO, Farid Ventures
Susan Morrice BNE, Ltd.
Katherine Papageorge PM, Chevron
Moji Karimi CEO, Cemvita Factory
Marcela Kane Tax Director, Halliburton
Deborah King Sacrey CEO, Auburn Energy
Michael Behounek Manager, Apache Corp
Sincia Yuebo Shi President, SYP Solns
Amber Rabo Director, Cheniere Energy
Gindi Eckel Vincent Senior Counsel, ExxonMobil
Marise Mikulis Founder, Energylnnova
Janeen Judah President, SPE 2017
Ann Houston President, A. Houston & Assoc.
Terry Suffredini PE, The Engr's Coach
Julie Gray, Partner Evolve Partners
Patricia Vega CEO Quantum View Energy
Marjorie Nogueira Manager BHP
WHEN Friday, January 31, 2020 7:00am â€“ 5:00pm
LOCATION Hilton Garden Inn Houston NW America Plaza 14919 Northwest Fwy Houston, Texas 77040
CONTACTS Nicole Tucker - 832-998-3778 firstname.lastname@example.org
EVENT PRICING Members/Non-Members: $100/$125 Students/MiT/Retired SPE: $35
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 2020 A&D Symposium The SPE Gulf Coast Section Business Development Study Group is excited to announce the third annual A&D Symposium will be February 26, 2020 at the Petroleum Club of Houston. Speakers include executives from publicly-traded and privately-backed oil and gas companies, investment banks, law firms, and consulting firms. The event will cover A&D activity in a number of US basins including the Permian, as well as the capital markets and funding outlook.
WHEN Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:30am â€“ 6:30pm
Sign-in starts at 7:30 am and the keynote speaker will kick off the conference at 8:30 am. There will be a cocktail reception following the last panel at 4:30 pm.
Petroleum Club of Houston 1201 Louisiana St, 35th Floor Houston, Texas 77002
Speakers will be added through December and January. Check out the event page for the up to date information on our speakers and topics.
SPEAKERS Morning Keynote: Jason Martinez, Managing Director & Head of U.S. A&D of BMO Capital Markets Lunch Keynote: Tanya Andrien, COO of EnVerus and Andy McConn, Research Director of EnVerus Income Funds panel: Art Krasny, Managing Director, Head, A&D of Wells Fargo Jay Graham, Chairman and CEO, Spur Energy Partners Jason Lindmark, Vice President, Business Development of Merit Energy
Rockies panel: Samantha Holroyd, Independent Alex Wall, Vice President of Business Development, Oasis Petroleum Barth Whitham, President and Chief Executive Officer, Enduring Resources, LLC
Capital Markets panel:
Kristan Spivey, Director, US Energy Corporate Banking, RBC Capital Markets
Permian Basin panel: Arnold Moreno, Managing Director, Co-Head of A&D and Head of Technical, Bank of America Securities
*Early bird pricing ends 1/20/2020
Karl Brensike, Chief Executive Officer, Haymaker Minerals
Eagle Ford/Austin Chalk panel:
Brett Pennington, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ensign Natural Resources
EARLY BIRD: Members Registration: $190 General Admission: $230 Student/MiT/Retired SPE: $100
Chris Atherton, President and Chief Executive Officer, EnergyNet
Mary Kogut Brawley, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
Carlton Ellis, Vice President, Business Development, Magnolia Oil & Gas
Minerals & Royalties Funds panel:
Mark Teshoian, Senior Managing Director, Kayne Anderson Income Fund
Robert Urquhart, Managing Director, Scotiabank
Heidi Epstein - 281-415-1154 email@example.com
Young Professionals panel: Drew Limbacher, Director of Business Development, Scala Energy Carlo DeFranco, Project Manager of Business Development, EnerVest Randy Limbacher, Chief Executive Officer, Meridian Energy, and Executive Vice President of Strategy, Alta Mesa Resources
REGISTER ONLINE Back to Table of Contents
EDUCATION High School STEM Education Tutoring Program Lunch-n-Learn The High School STEM Education Tutoring Program places qualified volunteers in the high school classroom during the school day. Volunteers follow the teacher’s teaching methods, helping explain concepts to the students and giving them more individual attention. The program focuses on physics, chemistry, math and biology, and the only requirement to join is a bachelor’s degree (or higher) in science, engineering or business. If you are interested in learning more about this program, please attend this lunch-n-learn presentation.
Dick Murphy is a STEM tutor at Dulles High School in Sugar Land, Texas. In his 33-year career, Murphy has worked for Phillips Petroleum Company and Marathon Oil Corporation, holding various management positions in international production, economic evaluations and worldwide exploration. In 2013, Murphy created a volunteer in-class tutoring program at Dulles High School. With the help of the SPE Gulf Coast Section, the program has expanded into 12 high schools, with more than 30 volunteers contributing over 2400 hours each year.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SPE-GCS Inter-Corporate Topgolf Tournament Registration for individuals and teams is now open! The Second Annual SPE-GCS Topgolf Tournament will be returning this February. With hundreds of professionals in the oil and gas industry in attendance, it's an event your company will not want to miss! Meet and network with more than 400 oil and gas professionals from all disciplines and experience levels while enjoying hors d'oeuvres. Sponsors will be recognized and prizes will be awarded at a special reception following the tournament. The best part: You don't need any prior experience with golf or Topgolf!
Friday, February 7, 2020 11:30am – 1:00pm
Dick Murphy STEM Tutor, Dulles High School, Retired Marathon Oil Corporation
SPE-GCS Office 10777 Westheimer Rd, Ste 1075 Houston, TX 77042
Chris Harshbarger - 281-387-6745 firstname.lastname@example.org No cost to attend and lunch will be provided
Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Topgolf, Houston-Katy 1030 Memorial Brook Blvd Houston, TX 77084
David Gratvol - 713-562-3866 email@example.com
Team of 3: $210.00 Seats available: 50 Individual: $70.00 Seats available: 100
SPONSORHIP OPPORTUNITIES REGISTER ONLINE
DATA ANALYTICS Data Science Convention 2020 (DSC20) The Gulf Coast Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers will host a one-day Data Science Convention on Thursday, April 2. The convention is intended for upstream oil and gas professionals, academia scholars and students with interests in emerging data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence applications. The agenda will include presentations from leading professionals to showcase their recent advancements and the applications of data sciences. We will also be hosting startup and technology companies who will exhibit their state-of-the-art and emerging products, and a poster competition for university students and young professionals. With more than 400 attendees, there will be ample networking opportunities during lunch and coffee breaks, which are covered in your registration fees.
WHEN Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:30am â€“ 5:00pm
Norris Conference Center CityCentre 816 Town and Country Blvd #210 Houston, TX 77024
Manisha Bhardwaj firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is now open. We look forward to seeing you at the event!
Members: $175 Early Bird (ends 1/31/2020) $250 Regular (ends 3/15/2020) $325 Late (ends 4/22/2020) Non-Members: $200 Early Bird (ends 1/31/2020) $275 Regular (ends 3/15/2020) $350 Late (ends 4/22/2020) Students/MiT/Retired SPE: $100 Early Bird (ends 1/31/2020) $125 Regular (ends 3/15/2020) $150 Late (ends 4/22/2020)
REGISTER ONLINE Back to Table of Contents
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION Digital Transformation Annual Congress: Achieving Sustainable Results Tired of impractical theoretical solutions and hollow marketing presentations? Come experience proven digital transformation directly through live product demos and step-by-step case study reviews. There are many dimensions to digital transformation: edge, cloud, softwaredefined automation systems, AI, mobility, drones, security and more. The cloud and the edge are working together, while machine learning, deep learning and smart sensors are providing new approaches to enable more efficient and effective operations. This all-day event is focused on providing hands-on practical knowledge on the key trends in digital transformation for the oil and gas industry. Who should attend? Decision makers in upstream oil and gas and teams focused on digital transformation and driving improvements across operations. Speaker details will be posted on our registration page as they become available. Please see the link below. AGENDA 7:30 – 8:30
Breakfast and Networking
8:30 – 9:15
Keynote: Data –To Share or Not to Share?
9:15 – 10:30
Break + Tech Pavillion
10:30 – 11:15
Keynote: Macroeconomics & Digital Transformation
11:15 – 12:45
Lunch Panel + Tech Pavillion
12:45 – 2:00
Panel: Connecting the Parts and Pieces
2:00 – 2:30
2:30 – 3:45
Panel 2: Will We Ever Learn?
3:45 – 4:00
3:45 – 4:00
Panel 3: Moving Beyond Fits & Starts
5:00 – 8:00
PM Networking Cocktail
Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:30am – 6:30pm
Norris Conference Center, CityCentre 816 Town and Country Blvd, Ste 210 Houston, TX 77024
Philippe Flichy - 713-240-4879 email@example.com
EVENT PRICING Members: $160 Early Bird $180 Online $210 Onsite
Non-Members: $200 Early Bird $220 Online $260 Onsite Students/MiT/Retired SPE: $90 Early Bird, Online & Onsite
Fall Semester Events at Texas A&M University This past month, our student chapter hosted several impactful professional development events that presented excellent learning opportunities to our members. We had the pleasure of hosting a "Women in STEM" panel, featuring women in senior engineering roles from Pioneer Natural Resources who shared their experiences in oil and gas. We also hosted Lunch & Learn and R&D Series events, which include seminars on specialized technical topics delivered by experts in the field. Events included representatives from BP and Baker Hughes, who presented on the evolution of drilling technology in recent years. Our general meetings cover a broad range of industryrelevant topics, while catering to a wider audience. This past month, EOG Resources presented on the “headwinds and tailwinds” of the shale E&P industry. We also had the pleasure of hosting representatives from Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., who shared an overview of the company and their recent work on parent-child relationship. Pictures shown include our officer team at ATCE 2019, the Women in STEM panel and our outreach event at Houston Energy Day, Houston’s largest, free family festival featuring STEM disciplines. Our SPE chapter also offered networking opportunities, including our annual Stephen A. Holditch Sporting Clays tournament and football tailgating events for games with South Carolina and UTSA. Last but not least, we distributed our SPE merchandise, offering several designs of clothing and apparel that spread our mission of cultivating excellence. As we close out another successful semester and year, we wish our members best of luck with finals and a very happy holiday season!
STUDENT CHAPTER DIRECTORY HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Iskandar Rahbani: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Vavra: email@example.com
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
Steve Winn: firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
Makpal Sariyeva: email@example.com
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M
Waaiz Hussaini: firstname.lastname@example.org Back to Table of Contents
2018-2020 GULF COAST SECTION
Board of Directors CHAIR
Chris Harshbarger email@example.com
Gabrielle Morrow, Ryder Scott firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Li, Houston EP email@example.com
Simeon Eburi, Chevron firstname.lastname@example.org
PAST CHAIR/ ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Jasen Gast
Sunil Lakshminarayanan, Occidental Petroleum email@example.com
Carlos Torres firstname.lastname@example.org
Kumar Pugazhenthi, Shell
DIRECTORS AT LARGE 2018 – 2020
Committee Chairs AWARDS BANQUET Sally Ebrahimzadeh,
Triple Five Energy Resources sallyz@T5Energy.com
Marc Davis, Champions Cinco Pipe email@example.com
Lissett Barrios, Shell - EP Americas
MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MiT) Yetunde Okediji
Brian Sinosic firstname.lastname@example.org
Prashant Sainani CIBC Prashant.email@example.com
Sarah Sameei firstname.lastname@example.org
Zafar Kamal email@example.com
Reza Safari firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Committee Chairs CAREER MANAGEMENT
Josh Harton Newpark Drilling Fluids email@example.com
COMMUNICATIONS COMMUNITY SERVICES Antonio Lazo firstname.lastname@example.org
Core Laboratories, Inc. email@example.com Kim Thames Padeletti
Amazon Web Services firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTORS AT LARGE 2020 – 2021 Leslie Malone
Eric Robken, Ashland Global
Fabian Vera email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org Mikhail Alekseenko email@example.com
Prue Smith, BP
Erin Chang, BP firstname.lastname@example.org
WEB TECHNOLOGY Lindsey Newsome
Newsome Marketing Group email@example.com
IN-CLASS STEM TUTORING Richard Murphy
Davis Scott, Schlumberger
Study Group Chairs BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
HSSE & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Angelo Pinheiro, Marathon Oil
INTERNATIONAL Pablo Perez, Bardasz
NORTHSIDE Kelsey Ridpath
Southwestern Energy firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaron Burton, Unconventional Oil and Gas Training email@example.com
Heidi Epstein, IHS Markit firstname.lastname@example.org
COMPLETIONS & PRODUCTION
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Liberty Oilfield Services email@example.com
COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD) Madhusuden Agrawal, BP
Manisha Bhardwaj, Halliburton manisha.bhardwaj@ halliburton.com
Mohammed Dooply Schlumberger firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Saucedo, SLC Technologies
Amit Patil, OneSubsea
Swathika Jayakumar, Corelab email@example.com
WATER & WASTE MANAGEMENT
Kelly Steinberg, Test America kelly.steinberg@ testamericainc.com
WESTSIDE Derek Key
Newsletter Committee CHAIR
Sarah Sameei firstname.lastname@example.org
BOARD LIAISON Karin Gonzalez
NEWSLETTER DESIGN DesignGood
SPE-GCS Office GULF COAST SECTION SPECIALIST Kristen Washam
HOURS & LOCATION
10777 Westheimer Rd. Ste 1075 Houston, TX 77042 Monday â€“ Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
T 713 779 9595 F 713 779 4216 For comments, contribution or delivery problems, contact:
WOMEN IN ENERGY (WIN) Riteja Dutta, Drilling Info
Elizabeth Cambre email@example.com
Download the SPE-GCS Media Guide for more information:
SPE-GCS MEDIA GUIDE Back to Table of Contents
Promote your business in Connect & reach over 16k oil & gas industry influencers every month! SPE-GCS always hits your target audience. EMAIL OUR ADVERTISING COORDINATOR
Back to Table of Contents