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JUNE FEATURES

SPE GULF COAST SECTION

JUNE 2019

SPE-GCS 19th Annual Role of Rice Alliance in Houston Sporting Clays Tournament R&D Ecosystem RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

SPORTING CLAYS

2 019 Roughneck Camp: Pumpjacks,

Pipelines, Projects – Understanding the Big Picture of Energy YOUNG PROFESSIONALS


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CONTENTS

JUNE 2019

In Every Issue

Committees

CHAIR’S CORNER Sunil Lakshminarayanan

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHTS Andres Landa Ehsan Davani

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CALENDAR June 2019

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MEMBERSHIP REPORT April 2019

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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

6/6/19

Role of Rice Alliance in Houston R&D Ecosystem

Food Bank

EDUCATION Where Are They Now? Past Scholarship Winner: Leigh Whittington

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

6/7/19 13  Toolkit for Making Better Decisions

Study Groups

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6/1/19 10  Volunteering at the Houston

when Faced with Ethical Dilemmas

HSSE-SR

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Use of Drones in Mechanical Integrity and Process Safety Assurance and What’s next after Part 107- Continuing education for UAS Pilots in Oil and Gas Operations

Special Events

19 Data Science Convention Student Chapters

20 Texas A&M Student Chapter (TAMU) Directory

21 2018–2019 Directory

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6/23/19 15  Volunteering at The Beacon

SPORTING CLAYS

6/7/19 16 SPE-GCS 19th Annual Sporting

COMPLETIONS & PRODUCTION



YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Failure Mechanisms Associated with Fracturing

Event Recap

Business: Using Strategic Gaming in Oil & Gas

07 6/5/19 & 6/6/19

6/11/19 09 The “Fracts” of Life, Common

Social

6/13/19 14  Learning Tutorial: Game Theory for

CONTINUING EDUCATION 6/13/19 Lubricants in the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry - An In-Depth Look

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6/20/19 18  Roughneck Camp Networking

CONTINUING EDUCATION

3RD INTERNATIONAL SAFETY CULTURE SUMMIT

6/11/19

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Clays Tournament

6/20/19 17  2019 Roughneck Camp (RNC):

Pumpjacks, Pipelines, Projects – Understanding the Big Picture of Energy

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING – JUNE 20

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CHAIR’S CORNER

JUNE 2019 “Recognition is the greatest motivator.” – GERARD C. EAKEDALE

SUNIL LAKSHMINARAYANAN, 2018 – 2019 SPE-GCS CHAIR Scholarship Program Updates As some of you might be aware, we have been awarding 12 annual scholarships for the past few years, including nine petroleum engineering scholarships and three for other disciplines. This year, the board of directors agreed on increasing this number to 14 by adding two more scholarships to the “other disciplines” category. This decision was made based on our strong financial performance and the continued growth of our section. Considering that our industry features professionals from various disciplines, it was logical to boost this segment of our scholarship program. This year’s scholarship applicant pool was much higher than the previous year. I would like to congratulate the Education Committee, led by Dr. Mohammad Tabatabaei, for all their hard work in identifying and selecting the best candidates for these scholarships. Awards Banquet Toward the end of every fiscal year, the SPE-GCS hosts the section’s annual awards banquet where our scholarship winners and the recipients of the section and regional awards are recognized. This year’s event took place at the HESS club on May 23, 2019, and Dr. Mukul Sharma from The University of Texas gave the keynote lecture. Considering the overwhelming success of our section year after year, there is a strong need to recognize highly impactful and deserving individuals. With this in mind, we increased the number of section awards to 30 this year. I would like to congratulate the award winners for their extraordinary efforts in the quest for excellence. Young Professionals A huge part of the section’s success is due to the strong performance of the Young Professionals Committee (YP). With around 40 professionals, this committee has been successful in putting together a total of close to 60 events every year, including technical, social and community outreach events.

On June 20, 2019, the YP army will host the 16th annual Roughneck Camp, with the theme “Pumpjacks, Pipelines, Projects – Understanding the Big Picture of Energy.” This one-day conference empowers young professionals, interns and students with the knowledge to choose and plan appropriate career paths as they become valuable contributing members to their companies. This event features highly renowned speakers in the lineup and will provide a brief technical overview of the industry and networking opportunities. More details can be found at https://www.spegcs.org/events/4100/ All the best!


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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

JUNE 2019

ANDRÉS LANDA How did you first get involved with SPE? I’ve always known about SPE, but since I’m a geophysicist, I’ve been more involved with geophysical societies like SEG and GSH. However, in January 2018, I attended an event organized by the SPE-GCS Data Analytics Study Group. I saw an overlap between my technical interests and a group of very passionate people who were trying to spread some new and fascinating knowledge into our highly technical yet very traditional industry, so I decided to volunteer. What SPE study groups, committees, or volunteer events have you been involved in? I’ve been involved with the Data Analytics Study Group since the beginning. Through my role there, I’ve had the pleasure of helping other groups, too, like the Members in Transition Committee.

What is your current role with SPE? I am the programs chair of the Data Analytics Study Group. We are trying to help our industry transition into the era of artificial intelligence. What is your REAL job and educational background? I am a geophysicist and always have been. I did my undergraduate studies in geophysical engineering at Universidad Simon Bolivar in my native Venezuela. I then left for France to pursue a Master of Science and a PhD at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris. What is your favorite thing about SPE? I really like the diversity and proactivity of SPE. If you have a professional interest or idea and want to make it happen or learn more about the subject, there is very likely a study group to help you.

EHSAN DAVANI How did you first get involved with SPE?

What is your REAL job and educational background?

I joined SPE in 2001 when I was a freshman in school. I’ve been involved with it on various levels since.

I am a senior production engineer at Quantum Reservoir Impact (QRI). I have been involved in several international projects for reservoir management in lifecycle development planning and long-term field operational decision making. I am also leading the development of a technology to evaluate and enhance artificial lift system performance through a data-driven and model-based approach. I hold a PhD in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University.

What SPE study groups, committees, or volunteer events have you been involved in? I was involved with the SPE student chapter during college. After graduation, I volunteered for many SPE YP community outreach and networking events. I also served at several SPE conferences and on workshop technical committees. I chaired the first SPE-GCS Completions and Production Symposium in Houston. Recently, I joined the Completions and Production Study Group and have gotten involved in more educational and professional programs. What is your current role with SPE? I am program chair of the SPE-GCS Completions and Production Study Group.

What is your favorite thing about SPE? My favorite thing about SPE is meeting great people who are full of knowledge, passion and energy who keep me motivated in my career and life.

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JUNE CALENDAR

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JUNE 2019

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SATURDAY • Young Professionals

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• Continuing Education • Sporting Clays

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• Completions & Production

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Upcoming Special Events Mark Your Calendars

6.5 & 6.6.19 INTERNATIONAL SAFETY CULTURE SUMMIT 6.7.19 19TH ANNUAL SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT 6.20.19 2019 ROUGHNECK CAMP


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MEMBERSHIP REPORT

Membership Through April 2019

5+21+866

371 NEW PROFESSIONALS 3,634 LAPSED PROFESSIONALS 865 RENEWED STUDENTS

10,992 PROFESSIONALS RENEWED

TOTAL MEMBERSHIP 20,500

Study Group Pricing

April 2019 Membership: 11,857

JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN

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

Board of Directors Meeting

2019–20

2017–18

2016–17

Current Membership Trends

WHEN June 20, 7:30 – 10:30am WHERE SPE Houston Office:

10777 Westheimer Rd, Ste 1075 Houston, TX 77042

R.S.V. P. Taylor Wright

T (713) 457-6821 F (713) 779-4216 spe-gcs@spe.org

Unless specified separately in the registration website: MEMBERS: $40/$55 Walk-in NON-MEMBERS: $55 STUDENTS/MiT/Retired SPE: $25

The Gulf Coast Section (GCS) was established on June 13, 1935. The mission of GCS is part of our Bylaws which were amended by vote of the Board of Directors on June 16, 2017, and by vote of the general membership on June 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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STUDY GROUP

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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT The Role of the Rice Alliance in the Houston R&D Ecosystem The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship is Rice University’s nationally recognized initiative devoted to the support of technology commercialization, entrepreneurship education and the launch of technology companies. Its mission is to support the creation of technology-based companies in the Houston community and Southwest.

Since its inception in 2000, more than 2,300 companies have participated in over 190 Rice Alliance programs, raising more than $5.9 billion in earlystage capital. Tara Williams, director of the venture program for Rice Alliance, will provide an overview of the innovation efforts at Rice University and discuss the alliance’s role in Houston’s research and development and entrepreneurship ecosystems.

TARA WILLIAMS

Tara Williams is the director of venture programs for the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship at Rice University. She is responsible for the alliance’s technology venture programs across three industry sectors: energy, life science and digital enterprise. These flagship programs offer startups exposure to capital and strategic partners, and provide support to the regional and national entrepreneurship ecosystems. Williams also leads research on the economic development impact of the 2,400 startups that have participated in Rice Alliance programs. Williams earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from American University.

EVENT INFO

WHEN

Thursday, June 6, 2018 11:30am – 1:00pm

SPEAKER

Tara Williams Director of Venture Programs, Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship Rice University

LOCATION

Norris Conference Center 9990 Richmond Ave, Ste 102 Houston, TX 77042

CONTACT

Amit Patil - 817-899-7028 apatil14@slb.com Ethan Smith ethan_Smith@frost.com

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The 3rd International Safety Culture Summit June 5–6, 2019 Chicago, Illinois

ADDITIONAL INFO AND REGISTRATION


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HSSE-SR Use of Drones in Mechanical Integrity and Process Safety Assurance Anadarko has created an internal drone department called the Aerial and Visual Analytics Team. One of their primary responsibilities is the safe and efficient deployment and management of drones in our theaters of operations around the world. Information in this session will cover areas of interest for

training drone pilots to conduct safe and productive flights to generate the data our business units need to make better, more timely decisions. This enhanced training program also reduces net risk and lowers lease operating expenses.

TRACY LAMB

As vice president of regulatory and safety affairs for AUVSI, Tracy Lamb has 21 years of experience in commercial flight operations. She has more than 7,000 flight hours as an international airline pilot and is a senior certified flight instructor. Lamb is a certified Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) pilot with five years of commercial operations flying missions in the agriculture, mining, research and industrial plant installation sectors. She has an MBA in aviation and continues her research toward a PhD.

WAYNE RODIECK Wayne Rodieck has been around oil and gas for more than 40 years. He spent his childhood working in his family’s steel fabrication business building natural gas processing equipment. After attending Baylor University, Rodieck became a landman for Anadarko. He spent the last 12 years building spatial data departments at Anadarko and was recently appointed manager of the Aerial and Visual Analytics department. Rodieck and his team of geospatial analysts are turning drones into actionable intelligencegathering business tools.

EVENT INFO

WHEN Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:00 am - Lunch 11:30 am - Event Begins 1:30 pm - Event Ends

SPEAKERS Tracy Lamb Vice President of Regulatory and Safety Affairs Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Wayne Rodieck Aerial and Visual Analytics Manager Anadarko

LOCATION Marathon Oil Conference Center Rm P1021 5555 San Felipe Road Houston, TX 77056

CONTACT Angelo Pinheiro - 713-296-3820 abpinheiro@marathonoil.com

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COMPLETIONS AND PRODUCTION The “Fracts� of Life: Common Failure Mechanisms Associated with Fracturing Hydraulic fracturing is the single most commonly applied completion and intervention approach across the globe, from high-permeability reservoirs at one end of the scale to unconventional formations at the other.

performing exploration, appraisal and development fracturing operations in challenging environments across some 35 countries and different basin types. Best practices and lessons learned will be shared by means of case histories.

However, while we are all taught fracturing theory and fundamentals, there is no true replacement for extensive operational exposure and experience. This presentation will outline issues that consistently recur in hydraulic fracturing operations, particularly in new and start-up basins and regions. This insight is based on more than 30 years of

Attendees will leave with refreshed insight and renewed awareness of some of the most frequent issues that can negatively affect a fracturing operation. This is particularly important as large-scale developments extend into new, unknown formations where skillsets and experience may be less well established.

MARTIN RYLANCE, SPE DISTINGUISHED LECTURER Martin Rylance is the vice president of wells for BP Russia as well as their global senior advisor for hydraulic fracturing and stimulation. He has worked with BP for 33 years, since graduating with a BSc in pure mathematics. Rylance has been involved in all aspects of pumping, well interventions and pressure control service, and pumped in more than 35 countries. More recently, he has specialized in unconventional resources and fracturing in tectonic and HPHT environments. Rylance has been an SPE Distinguished Lecturer and a recipient of the SPE-GCS Completions Optimization Award. He is an SPE Distinguished Member and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics.

EVENT INFO

WHEN Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm

SPEAKER

Martin Rylance Global Sr. Advisor for Hydraulic Fracturing and Stimulation BP

LOCATION Norris Conference Center 9990 Richmond Ave, South Building, Ste 102 Houston, TX 77042

CONTACT Ehsan Davani - 713-485- 8937 ehsan.davani@qrigroup.com

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Volunteer at the Houston Food Bank Your time is a gift to hungry kids, seniors and others who may not have enough to eat. Volunteers produce the equivalent of a meal a minute while helping the Houston Food Bank sort, process and pack food – and it’s fun! The SPE-GCS YP Community outreach committee plans this event to help make a difference, while providing an opportunity to get to know more people from our industry. We will be helping at the warehouse. Volunteer projects vary based on need and may include inspecting and sorting food, repacking dry food into family-size bags, stocking and cleaning the emergency food pantry and more. Closed-toe shoes and sleeved shirts are required. Please also register with the Houston Food Bank.

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EVENT INFO

WHEN

Saturday, June 1, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm

LOCATION Houston Food Bank 535 Portwall St Houston, TX 77029

CONTACT

Sally Ebrahimzadeh speyp.communityoutreach@ gmail.com

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Past Scholarship Winner: Leigh Whittington 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 Leigh Whittington’s story:

The SPE-GCS Scholarship helped open doors through financial support, networking and opportunities for internships before college, which really helped me see what the industry was like. I often meet people in the oil and gas industry who say my name sounds familiar. I’ve become used to this, so I usually start listing my family members to see if they know one of them: dad, mom, three brothers, one sister-in-law. Not only are we all in the oil and gas industry, but we all

graduated from Texas A&M – and my three brothers and I all received the SPE Gulf Coast Scholarship. After considering various career options in high school, I eventually settled on petroleum engineering. I graduated high school in 2004 and received the SPE Gulf Coast Scholarship. The scholarship enabled me to get an internship with Kinder Morgan before my freshman year of college, which was really important for giving me a glimpse into the industry I’d chosen. I attended Texas A&M and graduated with a BS in petroleum engineering in 2008. I had internships every summer, first with Kinder Morgan and then with Anadarko. After graduating, I went to work for Anadarko full time, where I started as a production engineer in East Texas then moved into reservoir engineering. In reservoir, I also worked deepwater in the Gulf of Mexico before moving back onshore. In 2016, I left Anadarko and moved to NextEra Energy Resources. We started an operating company called Trinity Operating, where I’m now a subsurface manager.

CAREER OVERVIEW Subsurface Manager, Trinity Operating • Texas A&M University, BS, Petroleum Engineering – 2008

Two years after I received the SPE Gulf Coast Scholarship, my brother Forrest received it as well. He also attended Texas A&M and graduated with a petroleum engineering degree in 2011. Forrest started at Encana as a completions engineer before joining Comstock Resources. Three years after Forrest, my brother Garrett also received the SPE Gulf Coast Scholarship and headed to Texas A&M. Garrett originally planned to

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major in chemical engineering but decided to switch to petroleum. He graduated in 2013 and started working for Anadarko as a production engineer. Garrett moved to Memorial Resource Development before settling at Laredo Energy. My youngest brother, Mason, received the SPE Gulf Coast Scholarship four years after Garrett. He considered career paths other than oil and gas, such as becoming a doctor. However, after working in a hospital and at an oil and gas company, he decided to move forward in petroleum. Mason also attended Texas A&M, where he met his wife, Heidi. They both graduated with a degree in petroleum engineering in 2017. Mason went to work for Noble and Heidi is at Hess. With so many family members, there are a lot of different routes we could have chosen. Our paths haven’t all been the same, so it’s unique that we’ve all had similar accomplishments. The SPE-GCS Scholarship helped open doors through financial support, networking and opportunities for internships before college, which really helped me see what the industry was like.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION A Toolkit for Making Better Decisions When Faced with Ethical Dilemmas An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility is paramount for every SPE member working in the petroleum industry. However, the ethical dilemmas members experience while progressing through their career stages can vary in nature and complexity. This lecture is designed to raise ethical awareness and develop insights into the significance of the preamble and the twelve canons in the SPE Code of Conduct. Ethical behavior is required to manage professional relationships with stakeholders. Common ethical issues include expert witness testimony, competitive bidding, confidentiality, conflict of interest, copyright, intellectual property, operating standards, corruption, plagiarism and more. Participants will leave with a toolkit that will enable them to make better decisions when faced with an ethical dilemma.

C. SUSAN HOWES, PE, PHR, SPE DISTINGUISHED LECTURER

Susan Howes is vice president of engineering at Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC, where she maintains technical quality standards for consultancy, recruitment and training services. Howes has coauthored articles on ethics, uncertainty management, risk management and talent. She serves on the SPE US Advisory Council, is a recipient of the SPE DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal, and is an SPE Honorary Member. She holds a BS degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas.

EVENT INFO

WHEN

Friday, June 7, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm

SPEAKER

C. Susan Howes, PE, PHR Vice President of Engineering Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC SPE Distinguished Lecturer

LOCATION

Newpark Drilling Fluids Office 21920 Merchants Way Katy, TX 77450

CONTACT

Mike Redburn - 281-754-8629 mredburn@newpark.com

EVENT PRICING Members/Non-Members: $35/45 Students/MiT/Retired SPE: $25

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CONTINUING EDUCATION Learning Tutorial: Game Theory for Business: Using Strategic Gaming in Oil & Gas In the oil and gas industry, it’s common for competitors to be partners – and for partners to be competitors. This often gives rise to challenging competitivecooperative dilemmas. For such situations, game theory is the most appropriate yet most underused tool. This one-day course introduces participants to game theory and strategic gaming, the leading practical application of game theory in business. Participants learn how to structure and analyze competitive-cooperative dilemmas, including chess-like situations characterized by complex action-reaction dynamics. Game theory can be used to develop a strategy and complementary tactics that can best influence competitors, partners and other stakeholders to gain alignment or competitive advantage. The course is most appropriate for those in commercial roles or who work on projects with commercial issues. Participants should bring a laptop computer with Excel, if practical.

DR. PAUL PAPAYOANOU

Dr. Paul Papayoanou is the founder and managing director of Dragonfly. Following a career in academia, including as a professor at the University of California, San Diego, and Harvard University, Papayoanou began a strategy consulting practice specializing in strategic gaming applications and decision analysis. In his 18-year consulting career with Strategic Decisions Group, SGG, and Shell, he has worked on more than 150 strategy and negotiation engagements, helping large and small companies in oil and gas and other industries to capture billions of dollars in value. Papayoanou is a Fellow of the Society of Decision Professionals and the author of Game Theory for Business. He earned his PhD from UCLA.

JUNE 2019

EVENT INFO

WHEN

Thursday, June 13, 2019 8:30am - 4:30pm

SPEAKER

Paul Papayoanou, PhD Founder and Managing Director Dragonfly

LOCATION

SPE-GCS Office 10777 Westheimer, Ste 1075 Houston, TX 77042

CONTACT

Mike Redburn - 281-754-8629 mredburn@newpark.com

EVENT PRICING Members/Non-Members: $100/125 Students/MiT/Retired SPE: $45

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CONTINUING EDUCATION Lubricants in the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry – An In-Depth Look Lubricity additives are widely used in the upstream oil and gas industry. Mitigating high torque values while drilling, improving rates of penetration, reducing wear on equipment and trouble-free casing runs are some of the most common performance goals related to drilling deviated wellbores. This course takes the student from the ground up, offering a look at the industry’s most widely used lubricity products, the chemistries inherent in different lubricants, their applications, pros and cons and related cost information.

MIN WANG

Min M. Wang is the applications manager for oil and gas and water technology for Croda, Inc. Wang has worked in the chemical industry for almost twenty years as a senior chemist and technical manager, a career that has yielded a number of patents and widely adopted new products. Her current focus is the customary application of polymeric surfactants in wax and asphaltene control, as well as friction reduction. Wang previously worked as a researcher at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and at SUNY, Stony Brook, and she is credited with numerous publications in the field of nano-sponge and superconductors. Wang received her MS in chemical engineering from the University of New Mexico and an MS in polymer chemistry from Nanjing University in Nanjing, China. Recreate LOGO

JUNE 2019

EVENT INFO

WHEN

Thursday, June 13, 2019 8:30am - 4:30pm

SPEAKER

Min Wang Applications Manager for Oil & Gas and Water Technology, Croda, Inc.

LOCATION

SPE-GCS Office 10777 Westheimer, Ste 1075 Houston, TX 77042

CONTACT

Josh Harton - 281-754-8600 jharton@newpark.com

EVENT PRICING Members/Non-Members: $85/100 Students/MiT/Retired SPE: $30

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS CRODA Volunteer at The Beacon Please join SPE-GCS Young Professionals in their support of The Beacon, a nonprofit organization helping the poor and homeless populations of the Houston area. Since opening in 2007, the Beacon has grown from serving 80 clients per day to serving 600800 clients daily in four core programs: The Beacon Day Center, Cathedral Clinic at The Beacon, Brigid's Hope at The Beacon and Cathedral Justice Project at The Beacon. These four programs come together under one roof to provide meals, showers, laundry service, case management, medical and psychiatric care, pro bono legal services and pastoral care. More than 85 percent of The Beacon’s services are operated by volunteers. We invite SPE-GCS Young Professionals to answer the call to service and encourage you to bring friends or family. Volunteers will prepare and serve meals and help with the laundry. Donations of gently used or new items are greatly appreciated.

EVENT INFO

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Sunday, June 23, 2019 10:30am - 2:00pm

LOCATION

The Beacon 1212 Prairie St, Houston, TX 77002

CONTACT

Sally Ebrahimzadeh speyp.communityoutreach@ gmail.com

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SPORTING CLAYS SPE-GCS 19th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament Register today to bust some clays for SPE-GCS scholarships! The 19th annual SPE-GCS Sporting Clays Tournament and annual Food Frenzy is right around the corner. The Sporting Clays Tournament is a large provider to the SPE-GCS Scholarship Endowment Fund. Last year, this successful tournament generated more than $50,000 in revenue, with profits going directly to the scholarship fund and $5,000 to the Bright Light Foundation. It is only with the support of SPE-GCS individual members and organizations that this event is possible. Last year, we raffled a Benelli Vinci Tactical semiautomatic shotgun and had drawings for five Baretta M9, 9mm handguns. Entry cost is $900 per four-man team and includes a 100-round course, ammunition, a four-person cart and shooter gift. Registration is $800 if you provide your own cart. Please help make the 2019 tournament a success by supporting a team, purchasing a sponsorship or donating door prizes and entry gifts. We look forward to seeing everyone on June 7!

JUNE 2019

EVENT INFO

WHEN Friday, June 7, 2019 8:00am Check-in

LOCATION Westside Sporting Ground 10120 Pattison Rd Katy, TX 77493

CONTACT

Prue Smith - 713-540-4524 pruee.smith@bp.com

EVENT PRICING

Registration Ends June 7, 2019 Complete Registration (team of 4) $900.00 Essential Registration (team of 4) $800.00 Platinum Supporter (team of 8) $7500.00 Gold Supporter (team of 4) $5000.00 Silver Supporter (team of 4) $2500.00 Bronze Supporter (team of 4) $1500.00

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

EVENT INFO

2019 Roughneck Camp

WHEN

Pumpjacks, Pipelines, Projects – Understanding the Big Picture of Energy Roughneck Camp (RNC) is a one-day conference that empowers young professionals, interns and students with the knowledge to choose and plan appropriate career paths as they become valuable contributing members to their companies. In its 16th year, RNC attendees will explore careers across the energy value chain (upstream, midstream and downstream) seeking to answer the questions “Where do I want to take my career?” and “How do I make an impact in the global energy system?” Through keynotes, breakout sessions, panels and networking, attendees will hear from senior energy industry leaders and young professionals on why they chose their careers, what inspires them and how they have been able to navigate career transitions.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm

LOCATION

ExxonMobil Spring Campus 22777 Springwoods Village Pkwy Spring, TX 77389

SOCIAL LOCATION Saint Arnold Brewing Co. 2000 Lyons Ave Houston, TX 77020

CONTACT

Mollie Garvey garvey906@gmail.com Sarath Ketineni sarath.ketineni@gmail.com

EVENT PRICING

Members/Non-Members: $80/$100 Students/MiT: $50 (Prices end 6/16/2019) Jayme Meier Engineering VP ExxonMobil

Melissa Calhoun Senior Director Talent Management, Halliburton

Jonathan Garrett Managing Director RS Energy

Michelle Pflueger GM Digital Innovation & Acceleration Chevron

Joe Colletti Business Development Manager ExxonMobil

Abhinav Jain VP Technology CSL Capital Management

Siddhartha Sen Director IHS Markit

Duane Cuku VP Sales - Rig Technology Precision Drilling

Andrea Rowe VP A&D Engineering Citi

Tony Fernandez Head of A&D Intrepid Financial

Hossein Rockhsari Founder & Managing Partner Darcy Partners

Marcus Rose Project Manager BP

Jared Stephens Project Manager Schlumberger

Brent Vangolen Production Optimization Lead Oxy

Event Sponsors:

Platinum

Valerie Clark Associate Partner IBM

Nii Ahele Nunoo New Technology Design Engineer NOV

Dina Kuykendall Tim Davis Global Environmental & Technical Director Sustainability Director TAM International Baker Hughes

Jeff Matre Energy Investment Banking Director, TD Securities

Sally Ebrahimzadeh Reservoir Engineer Triple Five Energy Resources

Mitsuko Ihaza Technical Specialist Data Science & AI IBM

Shaharazed Metouri Graduate Student St. Thomas

Shelby Johnson Senior Reservoir Engineer Anadarko Petroleum

Carlos Santacruz VP– Co-head Technical A&D Goldman Sachs

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Robert Palmer Senior VP, Technical Support Occidental Oil and Gas

REGISTER ONLINE

Patricia Carreras eMentor SPE

Silver

Alex Gitman Vice President Miller and Lents

Stephen Young Sr. Global Mkt. & Business Analyst Halliburton

Bronze


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SPECIAL EVENTS

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Roughneck Camp Networking Social Roughneck Camp 2019 will host a happy hour and networking social following RNC! The social is open to any and all, but RNC attendees are invited to attend for free! Join us at Saint Arnold Brewery to network with other young professionals.

JUNE 2019

EVENT INFO WHEN

Thursday, June 20, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm

LOCATION

Saint Arnold Brewing Company 2000 Lyons Ave Houston, TX 77020

CONTACT

Alex Romanyuk - 682-553-9290 aromanyuk@peregrinepetroleum.com

EVENT PRICING

General: $10 YP Board Members: $5 RNC 2019 Attendees: Free!

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

JUNE 2019

Data Science Convention 2019 The Data Science Convention, which was held April 4, 2019, is an annual conference organized by the Data Analytics Study Group for SPE-GCS. This year’s theme was “Transforming the Upstream O&G Industry with Advanced Data Science Solutions.” We had two extraordinary keynote speakers: Robert D. Kelly, head of the Upstream Digital Organization at BP, and Detlef Hohl, chief scientist of computation and data science at Shell. We witnessed a solid attendance of about 450 petrotechnical, geoscience and managerial professionals. A highlight of the DSC19 was the poster presentation competition, which gave participants an opportunity to win great prizes and showcase their work amid operators and service providers at the center of innovation in the field. An article about the winning poster was published at SPE’s The Way Ahead.

READ MORE ABOUT THE WINNING POSTER

KRYPTOSPHERE® ultra-conductive ceramic proppant technology delivers increased production and EUR in your high profile wells. The unique technology decreases drawdown across the fracture face with its smooth, round and single mesh-size proppant particles. KRYPTOSPHERE technology is available as low- or high-density proppant to suit your reservoir conditions. KRYPTOSPHERE technology enhancements can be added to deliver the following functionality: Flowback and fines control Frac fluid clean-up Proppant pack consolidation Scale-inhibition without closure stress Inert proppant detection

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Find out more

carboceramics.com/kryptosphere

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STUDENT CHAPTERS FEBRUARY 2019

JUNE 2019

Wrapping Up the Year at TAMU Our Texas A&M University student chapter closed another successful academic year with an eventful April. Our general meetings that month featured General Hunting Services and Concho Resources, who spoke about casing failures in the Permian Basin. We also hosted specialized technical development events, including expert panels on hydraulic fracturing and “The Power Switch,” which promoted open dialogue on energy policies. We welcomed Dr. Mark Zoback of Stanford University, who presented a seminar on geomechanics. We held a helicopter safety training course aimed to train students for opportunities offshore. With the summer fast approaching, we hosted professional development panels on “How to Succeed in an Internship” and “How to Disagree in the Workplace,” both of which featured industry experts with extensive careers. We provided valuable networking opportunities to our students at our annual golf tournament, sponsored by Douglas Von Gonten (DVG), in which four-person teams – two students and two industry members – competed. Our philanthropic activities included the “Adopt a Street” initiative, in which we volunteered to clean a street in the Bryan/College Station area. We also launched our inaugural “Mind Unwind 5K Festival,” a community fundraiser where participants were able to de-stress before finals. We welcomed our new team of officers and directors, who transitioned into their new roles this month. Finally, we celebrated the end of the year and congratulated our graduating seniors at our inaugural SPE banquet. We’d like to thank all our volunteers and wish everyone good luck with their final exams and in their internships and fulltime jobs this summer!

STUDENT CHAPTER DIRECTORY HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Iskandar Rahbani: iskandar.rahbani@gmail.com

RICE UNIVERSITY

Eric Vavra: edv1@rice.edu

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

Steven Winn: stevenwinn14@tamu.edu

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

Nicholas Dunbar: president.uhspe@gmail.com

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M

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2018-2019 GULF COAST SECTION

JUNE 2019

Board of Directors

EDUCATION

Committee Chairs

CHAIR

MEMBERSHIP

AWARDS BANQUET

Sunil Lakshminarayanan Occidental Petroleum sunil.laksminarayanan@oxy.com

VICE CHAIR

Gabby Morrow, Ryder Scott gabrielle_morrow@ ryderscott.com

PAST CHAIR/ ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE

Trey Shaffer, ERM trey.shaffer@erm.com

SECRETARY

Simeon Eburi, Chevron simeon.eburi@chevron.com

TREASURER

Brian Sinosic bsinosic@hotmail.com

VICE TREASURER

Reza Safari reza.safari@weatherford.com

Board Committee Chairs CAREER MANAGEMENT

Mike Redburn Newpark Drilling Fluids mredburn@newpark.com

COMMUNICATIONS

Karin Gonzalez, Chevron karin.gonzalez@chevron.com

COMMUNITY SERVICES Lisa Li, Houston EP yuli2008@comcast.net

Mohammad Tabatabaei Newfield Exploration mtabatabaei@newfield.com Jessica Assunto

Corrosion Resistant Alloys jbadger@cralloys.com

PROGRAMS

Sally Ebrahimzadeh,

Triple Five Energy Resources sallyz@T5Energy.com

GOLF CHAIR

Bill Davis

Marc Davis, Champions Cinco Pipe mdavis@ccpipellc.com

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

ESP SYMPOSIUM

jgast25@icloud.com

lissett.barrios@shell.com

bdavis0819@gmail.com Jasen Gast

Lissett Barrios, Shell - EP Americas

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MiT)

RS Energy Group shakti.sehra@gmail.com

yetunde.okediji@gmail.com

Shakti Sehra

DIRECTORS AT LARGE 2017 – 2019 Marise Mikulis

mikulis@energyinnova.com Nils Kageson-Loe

nilskl@yahoo.com Adrian Reed, Tellurian Inc

adrian.reed@tellurianinc.com

DIRECTORS AT LARGE 2019 – 2020 Prashant Sainani CIBC Prashant.sainani@cibc.com Steve Loving

Core Laboratories, Inc. stephen.loving@corelab.com Kim Thames Padeletti

Amazon Web Services kim.padeletti@gmail.com

Yetunde Okediji

NEWSLETTER

Sarah Sameei editor@spegcs.org

PUBLICITY

Zafar Kamal szkamal@hotmail.com

SCHOLARSHIP

Eric Robken, Ashland Global

erobken@ashlandinvest.com

SPONSORSHIP

Fabian Vera fevera07@gmail.com

SPORTING CLAYS Prue Smith, BP

pruee.smith@bp.com

TENNIS

Erin Chang, BP erin.chang@bp.com

WEB TECHNOLOGY Lindsey Newsome

Newsome Marketing Group lindseynewsome@gmail.com


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CONTACT CONNECT

CISH

INTERNATIONAL

misaelub@yahoo.com

pablo.perez@bardasz.com

Misael Uribe

Pablo Perez, Bardasz

IN-CLASS STEM TUTORING

NORTHSIDE

stancal@windstream.net

Southwestern Energy kelsey_ridpath@swn.com

Richard Murphy

SOCIAL MEDIA

Davis Scott, Schlumberger

daviswsd@gmail.com

Study Group Chairs BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Kelsey Ridpath

PERMIAN BASIN

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

AD SALES

Taylor Wright

twright@spe.org

BOARD LIAISON

Collarini Energy Experts ccollarini@collarini.com

NEWSLETTER DESIGN

Cheryl Collarini

COMPLETIONS & PRODUCTION

apatil14@onesubsea.slb.com

COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD)

Sarah Sameei editor@spegcs.org

Karin Gonzalez

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

reza.safari@weatherford.com

CHAIR

PETRO-TECH

Heidi Epstein, IHS Markit heidiepstein@gmail.com

Reza Safari, Weatherford

Newsletter Committee

karin.gonzalez@chevron.com DesignGood

www.designgood.com

Amit Patil, OneSubsea

SPE-GCS Office

RESERVOIR

GULF COAST SECTION ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Alexsandra Martinez

DeGolyer and MacNaughton adinorah.martinez@gmail.com

Taylor Wright

twright@spe.org

Madhusuden Agrawal, BP madhusuden.agrawal@bp.com

WATER & WASTE MANAGEMENT

DATA ANALYTICS

kelly.steinberg @testamericainc.com

10777 Westheimer Rd. Ste 1075 Houston, TX 77042 Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm

WESTSIDE

CONTACT

Suri Bhat

suri_bhat@hotmail.com

DRILLING

Mohammed Dooply Schlumberger mdooply@slb.com

GENERAL MEETING

Robert Saucedo, SLC Technologies

robertsaucedo@gmail.com

Kelly Steinberg, Test America

Bharath Rajappa, ConocoPhillips

bharath.rajappa@ conocophillips.com

WOMEN IN ENERGY (WIN) Riteja Dutta, Drilling Info

HOURS & LOCATION

T 713 779 9595 F 713 779 4216 For comments, contribution or delivery problems, contact:

spe-gcs@spe.org

riteja@gmail.com

INNOVATE

Mikhail Alekseenko

mikhailalekseenko@gmail.com

HSSE & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Angelo Pinheiro, Marathon Oil

abpinheiro@marathonoil.com

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