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SPE GULF COAST SECTION

JANUARY 2021

JANUARY FEATURES

Gulf Coast Section

2020 Oil and Gas Outlook: Restructuring and Recovery BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Diversity and Inclusion Informational Session/Townhall SPE-GCS DIVERSITY & INCLUSION COMMITTEE

Machine Learning Challenge: Generation of Dipole Sonic Logs From Other Well-Logs DATA ANALYTICS


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CONTENTS

JANUARY 2021

In Every Issue CHAIR’S CORNER Simeon Eburi 2020-2021 SPE-GCS Chair

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WESTSIDE

MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MIT)

1/20/21 11 Controlling Injection in a

Horizontal Waterflood Utilizing Flow Control Devices

CALENDAR January 2021

RESERVOIR

MEMBERSHIP REPORT

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04 November 2020

1/21/21 11 The National Petroleum Council

Study on Carbon Capture, Use and Storage

THEN & NOW Buddy Woodroof

DATA ANALYTICS

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT Subash K Kannan Pushpesh Sharma

Maintenance Using Machine Learning

2/3/21 12 Workshop on Predictive

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Study Groups COMPLETIONS & PRODUCTION

1/13/21 08 Vertical vs. Deviated Wells:

Balance of Forces & Equations

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

1/19/21 09 Direct Greenhouse Gas

Emissions from Oil & Gas Production Lift

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

1/20/21 10 2020 Oil and Gas Outlook:

Restructuring and Recovery

Committees EDUCATION Where Are They Now, Past Scholarship Winner: Elijio Guzman

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SPE-GCS SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND Contribute to the SPE-GCS Scholarship Endowment Fund

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SCHOLARSHIP Gulf Coast Section Annual Scholarship for 2021-2022 Academic Year

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Co-Hosted with AAPG

SPE-GCS DIVERSITY & INCLUSION COMMITTEE

1/27/21 16 Diversity and Inclusion

Informational Session/Townhall

Special Events DATA ANALYTICS

1/15/21 17 Machine Learning Challenge:

Generation of Dipole Sonic Logs From Other Well-Logs

Student Chapters TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY Past and Upcoming Activities

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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Past and Upcoming Activities

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Directory

20 2020–2021 Directory

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

3/11/21 14 SPE-GCS Inter-Corporate

Topgolf Tournament

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING – JANUARY 21 Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. You can also dial in using your phone. Gulf Coast Section

1/8/21 15 MiT Seminar Series #54:

United States: +1 (408) 650-3123 Access Code: 189-496-365

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CHAIR’S CORNER

JANUARY 2021

Simeon Eburi 2020-2021 SPE-GCS Chair DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION It is the beginning of a new year and I want to wish all our SPE-GCS members and affiliates a Happy New Year 2021! I hope everyone had safe and joyful holidays. Like many people, I hope this year brings the end of the pandemic, full recovery for the energy industry and the return to normal life. This month also symbolizes the halfway mark of the Gulf Coast Section’s fiscal term. I will share a progress update on a few of the initiatives planned for the fiscal year, including the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiative and the Mobile App proposal. The SPE International Diversity and Inclusion Committee launched during ATCE in 2020 with the vision of advancing the society’s commitment to diversity and inclusion within the oil and gas community through advocacy, collaboration and education. SPEI transitioned the Women in Energy (WIN) committee, established in 2016, into the broader Diversity and Inclusion Committee. In November 2020, the SPE-GCS Board of Directors approved the creation of a diversity and inclusion committee in the Gulf Coast Section to support the mission and vision of SPEI and promote diversity and inclusion locally. A GCS D&I standing committee comprised of SPE advisors, GCS board members and study group and committee leaders was formed to help stand up the committee and brainstorm how D&I could be effectively promoted in a large and diverse section like GCS. The standing committee met for a few months and came up with the following section-specific mission and vision: • Vision: An inclusive community that values diversity in talent, experiences, background and contributions to inspire, engage and motivate members to reach their highest potential through belonging to SPE. • Mission: Create awareness by providing resources to facilitate the discussion of and education on diversity and inclusion principles for engagement in professional relationships as described in the SPE Code of Conduct.

Potential activities for the committee include organizing events with industry D&I leaders to share lessons learned and best practices from their companies and corporations; the encouragement of diversity in technical speakers and panelists; the encouragement of diversity in the makeup of committees and study group leaders; the development of plans to encourage more diversity in section membership; award nominations and scholarship applicants. The committee also has plans to help promote diversity and inclusion in local communities and schools through education. The committee plans to use Data Analytics of our section programs and events and frequent surveys to our members to quantify its impact, for feedback and improvement recommendations. For more information or to volunteer, please attend the January D&I Informational Session. (spegcs.org/events/5957/). The GCS Mobile App proposal was presented to the board after the completion of a cost-benefit analysis and the proposal was approved. The communications committee is looking for Mobile App sponsors to help execute this vision. If you or your company are digitally minded and would like to promote your company to about 11,000 section members plus affiliates, and directly in the palm of our members' hands, please contact our Communications Team (admin@spegcs.org) for sponsorship opportunities. In the energy industry, there is optimism that COVID-19 vaccines could help bring the end of the pandemic. WTI Crude and Brent Crude oil prices have been in the mid to high 40s with a slight increase in recent weeks. Baker Hughes reports 323 rigs in the US, an increased number compared to previous months. Within SPE-GCS, we thank all our members for their resilience and continued support of the events organized by hardworking section volunteers and leaders. Event highlights this month include "Controlling Injection in a Horizontal Waterflood Utilizing Flow Control Devices," by Westside Study Group, and "The National Petroleum Council Study on Carbon Capture, Use and Storage" by the Reservoir Study Group. Check the events calendar for more information and to register. Until next month, Simeon

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JANUARY CALENDAR

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Upcoming Special Events

Study Group Webinar Pricing

Mark Your Calendars

Please take note of the new pricing for webinar study group events. The pricing listed below is standard unless specified differently on the registration website.

2/3/21 - WORKSHOP ON PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE USING MACHINE LEARNING 3.11.21 - YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SPE-GCS INTER-CORPORATE TOPGOLF TOURNAMENT 5.10-14.21 - ELECTRIC SUBMERSIBLE PUMP SYMPOSIUM

MEMBERS: $15 NON-MEMBERS: $20 STUDENTS/MIT/RETIRED SPE: $ 10


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MEMBERSHIP REPORT

Membership Through November 2020

5+21+866

Gulf Coast Section

636 NEW PROFESSIONALS 3,187 LAPSED PROFESSIONALS 685 RENEWED STUDENTS

10,664 PROFESSIONALS RENEWED

TOTAL MEMBERSHIP 20,500

November 2020 Membership: 11,300

17,125 14,250 11,375 8,500

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Virtual Board of Directors Meeting JANUARY 21, 7:30AM - 10:30AM

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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 February 16, 2016, and by vote of the general membership on April 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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BUDDY WOODROOF

JANUARY 2021

THEN & NOW JANUARY 2000

You’ve got to love this South La. well and formation name: “Union Pacific Resources Group Inc. (UPR), Fort Worth, and partner Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., Houston, have made a gas discovery on the Etouffee prospect with their Continental Land & Fur Co. Inc. 1 well, about 15 miles southeast of Morgan City in Terrebonne Parish, La.” The good news from Russia for the oil and gas industry is that the Communist Party no longer controls legislation in the Duma, or lower house of parliament. The rest remains a muddle. It's worth cheering that 60% of the Russian electorate voted in December's parliamentary election, but that welcome exercise of democracy is yesterday's news. It also makes the meaning of the outcome no less puzzling. Oil companies, though, should be wary. They increasingly get called to account when governments with which they do business misbehave. Moscow is as prone to misbehavior as ever, as President Boris Yeltsin demonstrated recently with his truculent reminder to the US that Russia possesses nuclear weapons.

JANUARY 2010 Over 50 years ago M. King Hubbert made an important contribution to our understanding of oil production trends saying that for any given geographical area, from an individual oil-producing region to the planet as a whole, the rate of petroleum production tends to follow a bellshaped curve. According to Hubbert, "peak oil" occurs when production can no longer be increased to meet demand. He correctly predicted that production of oil from conventional sources would peak in the continental US in the period 1965-70. In fact, oil production will peak and then decline in any petroleum region, province, or single country as long as producers continue to find and produce large reserves of comparatively low-cost crude in other areas. Hubbert went on to predict a worldwide oil peak in "about half a

JANUARY 2005

Long-term changes are under way in the global energy market that will affect all Americans and the US energy industry of the future, said Rex W. Tillerson, president of ExxonMobil Corp. at a joint meeting of the Independent Petroleum Association of America and the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association in Houston. “Even with greater energy efficiency, the total amount of energy used by 2030 will have increased by almost two-thirds. Most of that increase will be in oil and natural gas,” which Tillerson said will retain about threefifths of the total energy supply. “Natural gas will grow at a rate slightly higher than oil and could provide one quarter of all energy by 2030." Damage from an accidental or intentional breach of an LNG carrier could extend as far as 1,600 m from the damaged ship for a large spill but pose little threat beyond that, says a new federal study. A spill large enough to threaten public safety out to 1,600 m probably would result from an intentional breach such as from a terrorist attack, the study says. The Sandia study assumes that a spill from an intentional attack would be larger than that from an accident because it would involve greater damage to cargo tanks. It estimates that the most likely accidents would create breaches smaller than 2 sq m. It estimates breach sizes resulting from intentional attacks at 2-12 sq m.

Light sweet crude: $41.80/bbl Natural gas: $6.20/MMbtu century" but did suggest that the actions of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries might flatten the global production curve, delaying the peak for perhaps 10 years. During his era of cheap oil, it is understandable that Hubbert failed to appreciate the impact that rising oil prices would have on consumption and, consequentially, on oil production. Worldwide "peak oil" is a myth stemming from the failure to recognize that a worldwide shortage of any commodity in demand results in higher prices, thereby stifling demand.

Light sweet crude: $81.85/bbl Natural gas: $5.61/MMbtu


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BUDDY WOODROOF

THE REST OF THE YARN This month….The story of Glenn McCarthy begins its final chapter. The story of Glenn McCarthy, once Houston’s greatest wildcatter, had one final chapter. On the steamy afternoon of June 1, 1987, the first wrecking ball slammed into the walls of the Shamrock. It had been coming for years. In its day, the hotel had hosted six American presidents, from Eisenhower to Reagan. By the 1980’s it was rarely full, and the grand soirees that had once showcased Frank Sinatra and Milton Berle had long since given way to pimply bands playing the proms of teenagers from Pearland and Cypress and Houston’s gritty south side. When a neighborhood group coalesced in a vain effort to save the old hotel, reporters were startled to find McCarthy in a protest crowd, stooped, almost 80 years old, but still angry enough to curse the businessmen who were tearing down his beloved Shamrock to make way for a parking lot. McCarthy didn’t come to the big Irish wake they had thrown on June 9, 1986, the night the Shamrock closed. It was a sad evening. An older woman cried in the lobby. Middle-aged men led their children past the pool, pointing out where they swam as boys. Up in the penthouse a bagpiper serenaded the last visitors as they took the elevator down for the last time after midnight.

Next month….The story of “The Man Who Was Texas” comes to a close.

HISTORY QUIZ The theory of exploration geophysics was based on the seismograph, originally invented to record earthquakes. A more practical application was made during World War I by the German Army. What was that application? If you would like to participate in this month’s quiz, e-mail your answer to contest@spe.org by noon, January 15. The winner, who will be chosen randomly from all correct answers, will receive a $50 gift card to a nice restaurant (courtesy of the ProTechnics Division of Core Laboratories).

ANSWER TO DECEMBER’S QUIZ

Arthur Fremont Gilmore was the dairy farmer who struck oil while drilling for water for his cows on his dairy farm in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles in 1903, ultimately leveraging the discovery into an independent oil company with over three thousand gas stations. November Quiz Results – No winner this month

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Subash K Kannan How did you first get involved with SPE?

What is your REAL job and educational background?

I joined SPE as a student member in 2006 while at the University of Houston.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in petroleum engineering. I'm currently the reservoir engineer leading the subsurface engineering efforts for a multidisciplinary refresh team for Occidental’s Western Gulf of Mexico assets.

What SPE study groups, committees or volunteer events have you been involved in? I've been active since joining as a student. As president of the UHRice student chapter, we increased the membership significantly and laid the foundation for a very active group. I later became a part of the SPE-GCS board supporting the web technology team and was the chair for the Communications team.

What is your favorite thing about SPE? SPE provides me with the platform to network with other industry professionals, to stay on top of the latest technologies and to give back through volunteer activities.

What is your current role with SPE? I serve as the Occidental SPE Ambassador and I'm an upcoming Distinguished Lecturer for 2021-22.

Pushpesh Sharma How did you first get involved with SPE?

What is your REAL job and educational background?

I got involved with the student chapter during my PhD at the University of Houston.

I have a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Houston. I'm a senior research data scientist with Inveniam Research.

What SPE study groups, committees or volunteer events have you been involved in?

What is your favorite thing about SPE?

I have been most significantly involved with Data Analytics Study Group. I also worked on planning the 2020 Data Science Convention and have volunteered with the Reservoir Study Group and the Reservoir Technology Symposium.

What is your current role with SPE? I serve as the vice-chair for the Data Analytics Study Group.

SPE has provided me with the opportunity to expand my network, not only in the GCS, but globally. Volunteering with SPE has helped me improve my communication skills and provided me with a lot of exposure.


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STUDY GROUP

JANUARY 2021

COMPLETIONS AND PRODUCTION

EVENT INFO

Vertical vs. Deviated Wells: A Balance of Forces & Equations

WHEN

In sucker rod pumps, accurate downhole data is necessary for control and optimization of wells and assets. However, in today’s oil and gas world, where a great majority of wells are deviated, operators have difficulty controlling and designing their wells due to inaccurate downhole data and key parameters. This presentation will focus on comparing the conditions and equations relating to vertical and deviated wells. In a first step, the vertical case will be studied, and the wave equation derived. Challenges to using the wave equation and therefore shortcomings of today’s methods will be discussed. In a second step, the deviated case will be explored and compared to the vertical case.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:00pm – 1:00pm

SPEAKER Dr. Victoria Pons Chief Executive Officer Pons Energy Analytics

WEBINAR

VICTORIA PONS

While senior chief scientist at Baker Hughes and Weatherford, Victoria Pons worked on optimization solutions for controllers and predictive and diagnostic programs. Pons pioneered new techniques for rod lift automation, artificial intelligence and analytics in downhole data calculation and analysis. She holds a master’s degree and a PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Houston, as well as 12 artificial lift patents.

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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Direct Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Oil & Gas Production While the world needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the worst effects of climate change, we also will rely on fossil fuels for decades to come. Most emissions related to oil and gas occur at the point of consumption, where the enduser combusts the fuel to produce useful energy. However, about 20 percent of the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions occur during the process of production and refining. These direct emissions from production and refining exceed the greenhouse gas emissions from other entire industries such as aviation, cement and steel. This presentation will cover new technologies than can quickly and substantially reduce our industry’s direct greenhouse gas emissions. Widespread implementation of these technologies can help solve the dual challenge of simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions and meeting growing energy demand.

ANDREW E. POMERANTZ

JANUARY 2021

EVENT INFO

WHEN Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:00pm – 1:00pm

SPEAKER Drew Pomerantz Schlumberger

WEBINAR CONTACT Amit Patil - 817-899-7028 apatil14@slb.com

Andrew E. Pomerantz is an energy transition technology advisor at Schlumberger. His work focuses on the development and implementation of novel methodologies to reduce direct greenhouse gas emissions – particularly fugitive methane emissions – in the upstream/midstream oil and gas industry. Pomerantz graduated from Stanford University with a PhD in chemistry and has co-authored 100 peer-reviewed publications and been granted 25 US patents.

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 2020 Oil and Gas Outlook: Restructuring and Recovery After a volatile 2020, over 80 E&Ps and service companies declared bankruptcy, driven by lower oil demand and prices and increased financial stress. Although oil and gas prices are expected to recover over the next 12 months, borrowing bases could still decrease year-on-year. The Business Development Study Group will kick off 2021 with a restructuring and bankruptcy panel featuring Brian Bradshaw of EP Energy, Mark Castiglione of Meridian Energy and David Rottino of Riviera Resources. The panel will discuss the impact of the oil and gas markets on restructuring, and how to successfully navigate and exit bankruptcy. Please visit our website for more information as additional panelists are announced.

BRIAN T. BRADSHAW

Brian T. Bradshaw is the business development manager for EP Energy. He has more than 10 years in the industry, working with El Paso and EP Energy in business development, strategy and various engineering and operations roles. He has a petroleum engineering degree from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Rice University.

MARK CASTIGLIONE

The former CEO of Alta Mesa Resources, Mark Castiglione is a partner at Meridian Energy and serves on the board of directors of Chaparral Energy. Prior to Alta Mesa, Castiglione served at Quantum Resources Management, El Paso Corporation, Encana Corporation and Burlington Resources in various positions. He received his petroleum engineering degree from Texas Tech University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

JANUARY 2021

EVENT INFO

WHEN Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:30pm – 5:30pm

SPEAKERS Brian T. Bradshaw Business Development Manager EP Energy Mark Castiglione Partner Meridian Energy LLC David Rottino President and Chief Executive Officer Riviera Resources Brett A. Lowrey Managing Director Houlihan Lokey

CONTACT Thomas Shattuck - 281-217-6206 tshattuck@deloitte.com

DAVID ROTTINO

David Rottino is president and CEO of Riviera Resources. Prior to Riviera’s spin-off from LINN Energy, Rottino served as LINN’s executive vice president and CFO and as a member of the board of directors. He previously held various roles at El Paso Energy, ConocoPhillips and Burlington Resources. Rottino earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University and an MBA from Texas Christian University.

BRETT A. LOWREY

Brett Lowrey is a senior member of Houlihan Lokey’s Oil & Gas Group with experience advising public and private companies and creditor groups in financial restructuring, M&A, and financing transactions. Before joining Houlihan Lokey, he was in the investment banking group of BMO Capital Markets. Lowrey holds a B.S. from Oklahoma State University and an MBA from the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business.

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WESTSIDE Controlling Injection in a Horizontal Waterflood Utilizing Flow Control Devices This presentation will examine a conventional oil reservoir undergoing a horizontal waterflood evaluation to increase production rates and overall recovery. The EOR scheme to be employed has been used in vertical wells in the area, and the switch to horizontal wells comes with the challenge of ensuring equal distribution of water along the horizontal well path. The goal of the completion was to delay water fingering as much as possible to allow for increased oil production rates and ultimate recovery. This presentation will compare the initial injection wellbore model with actual performance six months after installation. The presentation will also include a discussion of lessons learned, opportunities for improvement and plans for the next installation.

CRAIG SKEATES

Craig Skeates is the senior product manager in flow controls at Packers Plus Energy Services Inc., based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. With over 20 years of industry experience, his primary focus is currently the development of unique technologies for flow control environments including waterflood, SAGD and conventional oil fields. Skeates holds a BS degree in engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.

RESERVOIR The National Petroleum Council Study on Carbon Capture, Use and Storage This report answers the request from the US Secretary of Energy for advice on the actions needed to deploy carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) technologies at scale in the United States. The report concludes that at-scale deployment requires strong collaboration between industry and government; improved policies, financial incentives, and regulations; broad-based innovation and technology development; and increased understanding and confidence in CCUS to create a roadmap for achieving at-scale deployment over the next 25 years. Nigel Jenvey will provide an overview of the report, along with a focus on the economics chapter methodology and results.

NIGEL JENVEY

Nigel Jenvey has over 24 years of global oil and gas industry experience. He is an industry leader in carbon management and an expert in CCUS. At GaffneyCline, Jenvey leads the global carbon management practice to help customers de-risk continued investment in oil and gas. He holds a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from Imperial College, London, and a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from The University of Leeds, UK.

JANUARY 2021

EVENT INFO

WHEN Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:00pm – 1:00pm

SPEAKER Craig Skeates Senior Product Manager – Flow Controls Packers Plus Energy Services, Inc.

WEBINAR CONTACT Derek Key - 713-328-2443 derek.key@corelab.com

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WHEN Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:00am – 1:00pm

SPEAKER Nigel Jenvey Global Head of Carbon Management GaffneyCline

WEBINAR CONTACT Lotanna Ohazuruike 346-317-5844 o.lotanna@outlook.com

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JANUARY 2021

DATA ANALYTICS Workshop: Predictive Maintenance Using Machine Learning Equipment failures result in costly unplanned downtime of operations and can lead to serious safety and environmental incidents. Predicting failures in advance and pinpointing their source unlocks significant value. Application of machine learning to real-time measurements and physics simulations provides a strong predictive maintenance framework for avoiding catastrophic failures and reducing costs. The Data Analytics Study Group is pleased to collaborate with MathWorks to offer a hands-on workshop on predictive maintenance using machine learning. In this four-hour, instructor-led, online workshop, participants will tackle an oilfield equipment failure problem. Participants will build data-driven models using time series data and predict faults.

INHO KIM

Inho Kim is a senior application engineer specializing in the energy industry. Prior to joining MathWorks, he worked at Halliburton as a principal R&D engineer in corporate automation CoE and with the Sperry drilling automation team. At MathWorks, he focuses on modeling multi-physics systems related to the energy industry, predictive maintenance and reinforcement learning applications. Inho holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University.

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WEBINAR EVENT CONTACTS Pushpesh Sharma s.pushpesh@gmail.com Mariela Araujo mariela.Araujo@shell.com

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COMMITTEES

JANUARY 2021

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Past Scholarship Winner: Elijio Guzman 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 Elijio Guzman's story:

"Receiving the SPE scholarship committed me to keeping my grades up to continue renewing the scholarship, and it helped enable my education at Texas A&M." Receiving the SPE scholarship committed me to keeping my grades up to continue renewing the scholarship, and it helped enable my education at Texas A&M. My favorite memory of my college years was cross-cultural learning from petroleum engineering students from around the world.

I now have more than 20 years of diverse experience in planning, designing and executing oil and gas developments. I've supported Shell’s international hydrocarbon maturation projects in Brunei, Australia and the Americas, from assessment through execution and start-up. Prior to joining Shell, I acquired diverse USA onshore experience at Chevron, the Texas Railroad Commission and Noble Energy. I have production technology background in artificial lift application and design, conceptual well completion design, and well and reservoir surveillance for clastic and carbonate oil and gas fields with solution gas drive and waterfloods.

CAREER OVERVIEW • Senior Production Engineer, Shell • Texas A&M University, BS, Petroleum Engineering • University of Houston, MBA

My volunteer involvement in SPE included serving as the co-chair of the SPE Artificial Lift Conference in Thailand in 2011. I would tell today’s SPE-GCS scholarship students to learn to be flexible and patient, as the only constant in the industry is change.

CONTRIBUTE TO THE SPE-GCS SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND TODAY! SPE-GCS Scholarship Endowment Fund donations provide financial assistance to engineering, math and science students to aid in their future careers in the oil and gas industry. By making a tax-deductible donation to the Scholarship Endowment Fund, you directly impact future engineers in the Gulf Coast Section.

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JANUARY 2021

SCHOLARSHIP Gulf Coast Section Annual Scholarship for 2021-2022 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, 2021, for the 2021-2022 academic year. If you or someone you know may be interested in applying for this scholarship, please visit the Scholarship website to apply online: spegcs.org/committees/scholarship-internship/

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SPE-GCS Inter-Corporate Topgolf Tournament Registration for individuals and teams is now open! Join us for the 3rd annual SPE-GCS Inter-Corporate Topgolf Tournament and networking event. Meet and network with hundreds of professionals in the oil and gas industry from all disciplines and experience levels, all while enjoying food, drinks and tournament play.

EVENT INFO

WHEN Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:00pm – 9:00pm

LOCATION Topgolf Houston-Katy 1030 Memorial Brook Blvd Houston, TX 77084

CONTACT Vincent Florentine - 918-521-2587 vincent.florentine@nov.com Ryan Akbar - 346-387-0469 rakbar@reservoirdata.com

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MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MIT) MiT Seminar Series #54: Co-Hosted with AAPG 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. This month’s meeting will be held via webinar. Please see the link below to register. Program 1: Why Do I Need Mentors and Sponsors? Mentors and sponsors are critical to career success. Mentors can provide valuable advice on career alternatives and, since there is a lot of competition for positions that provide valuable experience, sponsors can have a huge influence on who is selected for highly desirable roles. Maria Angela Capello will speak about the learnings and insights she gained in these career accelerators, sharing a fresh perspective useful for all career stages. Maria Capello Maria Angela Capello is a renowned leader and author in the energy sector. She led step changes in PDVSA, Halliburton and KOC, and now consults in leadership, sustainability and talent management. She is the lead author of "Learned in the Trenches: Insights into Leadership and Resilience" (2018) and "Mentoring and Sponsoring: Keys to Success" (2020). Capello is Cavaliere of the Order of the Star of Italy, an SPE Honorary Member and SEG Director at Large. Program 2: Pivoting for the Energy Transition – How to Market Your Oil Field Background for an Energy Transition Career Elizabeth will speak to how individuals can wear their oil field patches proudly on their sleeves (or resumes) and land a career in the non-oil field energy sector. Elizabeth will provide suggestions on how to self brand network, and create a narrative that will appeal to the non-field energy sector. Elizabeth Cambre Elizabeth is a Turbomachinary Senior Sales Manager at Baker Hughes, where she is focused on electrifying wellsite operations and is involved in energy transition sales opportunities, including carbon capture and geothermal. Elizabeth is the current 2019 - 2021 INNOVATE Chair of SPE-GCS and cofounded and co-chairs the SPE Women in Hydraulic Fracturing Committee. She has authored over ten SPE publications. Elizabeth holds degrees in Chemical Engineering, Chinese, Economics, International Affairs, and Mathematics, earning Magna cum Laude honors in 2004 for her thesis, “Canary in the Coal Mine: The Phenomenon of SelfCensorship during the SARS Outbreak in China.

JANUARY 2021

EVENT INFO

WHEN Friday, January 8, 2021 11:00am – 1:30pm

SPEAKERS Maria Angela Capello Consultant Red Tree Consulting LLC Elizabeth Cambre Senior Sales Manager - Turbomachinery - Unconventional Market BakerHughes

WEBINAR CONTACTS Yetunde Okediji - 817-845-5876 yetunde.okediji@gmail.com Susan Howes - 713-553-5020 c.susan.howes@gmail.com

EVENT PRICING Members: $15 Non-Members: $25 Students/MiT/Retired SPE: $10 Walk-ins: $25

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CAREER ENHANCEMENT EVENT A Premier Recruiting Event – now in Spring 2021! The 2021 Career Enhancement Event is a career fair for your company to connect with graduate and undergraduate students with the Texas A&M SPE chapter. Whether your company is looking to fill fulltime positions, internships, or coops, this is the event for you to meet and begin relationships with the young professionals that will fill them. Save the date for this event!

──── Hosted virtually on the Simplicity Career Fair Platform through Texas A&M University’s Career Center! ──── For more information regarding this event, contact Kara Stark at tamu.spe.cee@gmail.com

if your company would like to participate or sponsor this event!

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JANUARY 2021 JANUARY 2021

SPE-GCS DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE Call for Leaders & Volunteers The SPE-GCS is creating a Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is looking for leaders and volunteers to help support this initiative in accordance with our vision and mission:

Vision: An inclusive community that values diversity in talent, experiences, background and contributions to inspire, engage and motivate members to reach their highest potential through belonging to SPE.

Mission: Create awareness by providing resources to facilitate the discussion of and education on diversity and inclusion principles for engagement in professional relationships as described in the SPE Code of Conduct.

Potential activities through the SPE-GCS D&I include programs and events; education and best practices; surveys and analytics; awards and nominations; and scholarships.

Diversity & Inclusion Informational Session/Townhall During this information session, you will hear more about the vision, mission and potential activities that this committee will be expected to engage in. It will be followed by a Q&A session with the current standing committee and members of the SPE-GCS board. We look forward to developing this pillar of SPE-GCS together.

INFO

CONTACT Kehinde Ekweribe kadesoye@hess.com

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WHEN Wednesday, January 27, 2021 11:30am – 12:30pm

SPEAKERS SPE-GCS D&I Standing Committee

WEBINAR CONTACTS Kehinde Ekweribe kadesoye@hess.com Susan Howes showes@scacompanies.com Simeon Eburi simeon.eburi@chevron.com

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SPECIAL EVENTS

JANUARY 2021

DATA ANALYTICS Machine Learning Challenge: Generation of Sonic Logs From Other Well-logs Are you ready for the challenge? Sharpen your data science skills in this 1 month event! The goal of this event will be to provide a platform for members to showcase & enhance their Machine Learning skill sets towards solving oil & gas problems. Prizes and awards will be presented in the SPE-GCS Data Science Convention. Problem Statement: Generation of Sonic logs from other well-logs. Problem Description:

Agenda:

• Type: Supervised Learning problem

• Kick-off: January 15th

• Formulation: To find a Non-linear mapping between features (Various well-logs) and the dependent variable (dipole sonic log)

• Challenge Ends: February 15th

• Data Sponsor: TGS

Team:

• Number of Features: 5-6 • Dimensionality of Features: Unknown • Total number of Training/Test Examples: 250 • Data Size: 129 MB

• Winners Announcement & Ceremony – Data Science Convention

EVENT INFO

WHEN Friday, January 15, 2021

WEBINAR CONTACTS Pushpesh Sharma s.pushpesh@gmail.com Mariela Araujo mariela.Araujo@shell.com

PRICING Members: $5 Non-Members: $10 Students/MiT/Retired SPE: $5

Max 4 person Prizes: • Metrics Driven Award (3 Prizes) • Innovative Approach Award

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STUDENT CHAPTERS

JANUARY 2021

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY Past & Upcoming Activities Recap Fall Technical Talks, Webinars, and Recruitments Our student chapter would like to offer thanks for the continued industry support we've received this fall, despite the ongoing pandemic. We would like to acknowledge several industry professionals and companies for sharing their expertise and bringing insightful information and discussions to our student members. We value your time and contribution to educating our members. Happy Holidays and Welcome to 2021 From our officers team and Dr. Blasingame, we would like to say Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! We hope all of you had a great holiday season. We are grateful for all our officers who have worked tirelessly with companies to bring numerous technical and social events to TAMU students this semester in hopes of engaging and recruiting new chapter members while building their professional network, technical skills and industry knowledge. Many thanks also to all of the professionals and companies who supported us last fall, as we could not have done it without your continuous support.

1. WPX – Mr. Clay Gaspar Topic: Executive Insights

Round the Rotary Podcast with TAMU-SPE’s Dean Murphy and Keaton Upshaw

2. Peloton Topic: Well Data Lifecycle Solution

Check out Dean Murphy (TAMU-SPE President) and Keaton Upshaw (TAMU-SPE VP External) in their talk with JP Warren as part of the new Round Rotary podcast. Listen to how Dean and Keaton decided to pursue degrees in petroleum engineering and how industry can help attract younger generations to the petroleum industry in these challenging times. The link to the podcast can be found here.

3. Sage Rider – Mr. Mark A. Murray Topic: Unconventional Reservoir Well Test – PIT, Pressure Build-up, Pressure Fall-off, RTA

Upcoming TAMU-SPE events We would like to invite interested companies to collaborate in upcoming events this spring. Please reach out to Julie Nguyen (ahn_tamu@tamu.edu) and Keaton Upshaw (tamu.spe.vpe@gmail.com) for more information. • Career Enhancement Event – January 22, 2021 • Technical Exhibition and Networking Event – January 29, 2021 • Steven A. Holditch Sporting Clays Tournament – February 2021 • Crawfish Boil – March 2021

4. Mr. Guy Rozas Topic: Lean Density Operating Model 5. Weir Oil & Gas – Mr. Moises Nava and Mr. Jorge Nunez Topic: URL2 Shale Wellhead System TAMU SPE Website: spe.tamu.edu Publication contact: Debora Martogi (demartog@tamu.edu) Follow us on LinkedIn


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JANUARY 2021

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Past & Upcoming Activities Recap How to Approach Research Projects and Have Successful Presentations UH-SPE hosted a session by Sarath Ketineni, of Chevron, on how to approach research projects and have successful presentations. The event was a special session of the UH-SPE research development program. Tech Talk Series: Machine Learning for Scent UH-SPE and CougarCS hosted "Machine Learning for Scent" with senior research scientist Alex Wiltschko, of Google. This was a great opportunity for students to learn about the field of work regarding machine learning for scent and its applications in current and future artificial intelligence. Energy Focus Symposium UH-SPE collaborated with OU, Penn State and Rice University SPE chapters to present the 2020 Energy Focus Symposium that focused on the impact of technology, business and policy in driving the energy transition. This was a two-day event that included representatives from Shell, Sotaog, Kongsberg Digital, Quantum New Energy and Enrich Africa.

Third General Meeting UH-SPE hosted its third general meeting with James Barry of Turbo Chem. This general meeting focused on the novel techniques for curing lost circulation and achieving zonal isolation in extremely fractured carbonates. This was a great opportunity for students to network with a company representative, discover more about lost circulation in drilling, learn more about the benefits of becoming a UH-SPE member, along with several other beneficial opportunities. Upcoming Events SPE Student Paper Contest Kindly reach out to us for sponsorships or event collaborations at contactus@uhspe.com.

Introduction to CMGL Workflows UH-SPE partnered with CMG to host the Introduction to CMGL Workflows certification, where students had the opportunity to learn the basics of reservoir simulations and the latest pre- and post-processing technology for CMC simulators.

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2020-2021 GULF COAST SECTION

Board of Directors CHAIR

Simeon Eburi, Chevron spegcschair@gmail.com

VICE CHAIR

PROGRAMS

MEMBERSHIP

VICE PROGRAMS

MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MIT)

Carlos Torres, Royal Oaks Energy Services ctorres@roes.online

Nii Nunoo, KPMG nnunoo@kpmg.com

Bharath Rajappa, ConocoPhillips bharath.rajappa@ conocophillips.com

PAST CHAIR/ ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Gabby Morrow, Ryder Scott gabrielle_morrow@ryderscott.com

SECRETARY

Swathika Jayakumar, Core Lab swathika.jayakumar@corelab.com

TREASURER

Reza Safari, Weatherford reza.safari@weatherford.com

VICE TREASURER

Bill Davis bdavis0819@gmail.com

Board Committee Chairs CAREER MANAGEMENT

John Jackson, Cudd Energy Services jjackson30180@cudd.com

COMMUNICATIONS

Alexsandra Martinez DeGolyer and MacNaughton adinorah.martinez@gmail.com

EDUCATION

James Barry, Turbo Chem jbarry@turbochem.com

JANUARY 2021

Kim Salinas, ING Capital kimberly.salinas@ing.com

DIRECTORS AT LARGE 2020 – 2021

Leslie Malone lesleahmalone@gmail.com Sue Barth suebarth@chevron.com

Committee Chairs AWARDS BANQUET Sally Ebrahimzadeh, Triple Five Energy Resources sallyz@t5energy.com

COMMUNITY SERVICES Antonio Lazo, Chevron antonio.lazo@chevron.com

ESP SYMPOSIUM

Lissett Barrios, Shell - EP Americas lissett.barrios@shell.com

GOLF CHAIR

Marc Davis, Champions Cinco Pipe mdavis@ccpipellc.com

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Elizabeth Cambre, Tendeka elizabeth.cambre@tendeka.com

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NEWSLETTER

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SCHOLARSHIP

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Study Group Chairs BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Drew Limbacher, Vencer Energy andrewlimbacher@gmail.com

Thomas Belsha, Grenadier Energy TBelsha@grenadierenergy.com

COMPLETIONS & PRODUCTION

JANUARY 2021

PERMIAN BASIN

Aaron Burton Unconventional Oil and Gas Training waaronburton@uogtraining.com

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Amit Patil, OneSubsea apatil14@onesubsea.slb.com

RESERVOIR

Newsletter Committee CHAIR

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AD SALES

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BOARD LIAISON

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WESTSIDE

SPE-GCS Office

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