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MAY FEATURES

SPE GULF COAST SECTION

2019 SPE Gulf Coast Section Awards and Scholarships Banquet AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIP

MAY 2019

Electric Submersible Pump (ESP) Symposium ESP SYMPOSIUM

Digital Transformation Annual Congress DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION


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CONTENTS

MAY 2019

In Every Issue

WESTSIDE

CHAIR’S CORNER Sunil Lakshminarayanan

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHTS April Nelson Manisha Bhardwaj

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Mitigating Frac-Driven Mechanical and Production Damage to Horizontal Wells

GENERAL MEETING

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CALENDAR May 2019

5/15/19

5/16/19

Reducing Operating Expenses through Water Reuse

INTERNATIONAL

MEMBERSHIP REPORT March 2019

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THEN & NOW Buddy Woodroof

5/21/19 13 Warning: There Is A Skeptic in

The House

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PERMIAN BASIN

Study Groups

5/21/19 13 From Bytes to Barrels: How

WASTE & WATER MANAGEMENT

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5/1/19

Oilfield Technology Trends: Improving Efficiencies to Drive Growth and Scale Operations

NORTHSIDE

5/14/19 10 A New Frontier for Fracking

Fluids Testing and Design

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5/14/19

NIOSH Industrial Hygiene Research in Upstream Exploration and Production

3RD INTERNATIONAL SAFETY CULTURE SUMMIT

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6/5/19 & 6/6/19

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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Save the Date Announcement

5/22/19

Continental Resources – From the Plains of Oklahoma to the 8th largest U.S. Independent Oil & Gas Company

COMPLETIONS & PRODUCTION

5/22/19 15 Permian-Midland Basin Hydraulic

HSSE-SR

Anadarko is Leveraging Technology to Optimize the Delaware Basin

Fracturing Test Site (HFTS)

Committees EDUCATION Where Are They Now? Past Scholarship Winner: Lauren Parker McGovern

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

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5/1/19

CONTINUING EDUCATION

5/2/19 17  Accelerated Learning Tutorial:

Introduction to Petroleum Geology

MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MIT)/PETRO-TECH 5/3/19 Members in Transition Seminar #36 / Joint meeting with SPE Petro-Tech Study Group

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

5/11/19 19  "Sound the Alarm" with Red Cross YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

6/1/19 19  Volunteering at the Houston

Food Bank

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

5/20/19 20  Market and Workforce Outlook

in Oil & Gas

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS BANQUET

5/23/19 21  2019 SPE Gulf Coast Section

Awards and Scholarships Banquet

Special Events DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

 5/10/19 22 Digital Transformation Annual

Congress

ELECTRIC SUBMERSIBLE PUMP (ESP) SYMPOSIUM

23 5/13/19 – 5/17/19

Let the Good Times Boil: Crawfish and Cold Ones

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING – MAY 16

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MAY 2019

SPORTING CLAYS

Renew Your SPE Membership Today!

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Stay connected with SPE-GCS activities during 2019

6/7/19 24  SPE-GCS 19th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament

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6/20/19

2019 Roughneck Camp (RNC): Pumpjacks, Pipelines, Projects – Understanding the Big Picture of Energy

Event Recap

Data Science Convention 26 Young Professionals Top Golf Networking Tournament

Student Chapters

28 Texas A&M Student Chapter (TAMU) Directory

29 2018–2019 Directory

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.

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CHAIR’S CORNER

MAY 2019 “In God we trust. All others must bring data.” – W. EDWARDS DEMING

SUNIL LAKSHMINARAYANAN, 2018 – 2019 SPE-GCS CHAIR Permian Basin and the Gas Conundrum The Permian basin was in the news for a unique reason this time. Natural gas prices at the Waha hub in West Texas tumbled to record-low negative levels on April 3, as takeaway constraints, coupled with compressor station issues at one pipeline, stranded the gas produced in one of the hottest basins in our industry. Prices dived down to -$3.38/MMBtu – a scenario where the producers are paying others to take their gas! In other regions where the primary production stream is gas, companies have the liberty to restrict production when prices fall. But in the Permian, where gas is mostly considered a byproduct, producers have limited options other than to produce and sell or flare the gas, because oil and natural gas liquids drive the project economics. With several companies laying grand plans to expand their footprint in the Permian Basin, drilling is expected to ramp up. Gas output could continue to climb and gas prices will likely remain depressed. It will be interesting to observe the Permian Basin over the next several months. Section Update International Attendance It’s uplifting to see attendees from other countries at events held in our section! I’ve always believed that our section hosts world-class events pertaining to the technical disciplines in our industry. In the past, these events didn’t have a platform to reach a greater audience. But more recently, the advent of social media, coupled with the diligent efforts of our publicity team, have made news of these events travel far! Data Analytics Convention For the second year in a row, the Data Analytics Study Group held their highly successful Data Science Convention on April 4, 2019. The event, which was held under the theme “Transforming the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry with Advanced Data Science Solutions,” featured a strong line-up of speakers and was attended by around 450 professionals. I would like to congratulate Mr. Suri Bhat and the Data Analytics Study Group for all their efforts in making this a highly sought-out event.

Digital Transformation Annual Congress The inaugural Digital Transformation Annual Congress is slated to be held on May 10, 2019, at the Westin Houston, Memorial City. Having seen this event evolve from scratch, I’m excited to watch how this high-density and hands-on interactive experience turns out! The event will feature keynotes from two internationally renowned speakers: Åshild Hanne Larsen, CIO and senior vice president of corporate IT at Equinor, and Christine R. Boles, vice-president of the IoT group and general manager of the industrial solutions division at Intel. In addition, there will be three technical panel discussions featuring industry experts and a tech pavilion, where exhibitors will present live demos and attendees will have the opportunity to experience some of the technologies enabling digital transformation. ESP Symposium The 2019 SPE-GCS Electric Submersible Pumps (ESP) Symposium will be held May 13-17 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. This event brings together ESP experts from around the world, including both operators and manufacturers, to share information and lessons learned pertaining to ESP technology, production and operations. The symposium offers a strong technical program, a world-class exhibition with the newest offerings from manufacturers, and multiple training opportunities dedicated to ESP-related equipment and applications. This unique event is held only once every two years and is one of the very few industry events that is solely dedicated to ESPs. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, network and see firsthand the latest in ESP technology and industry knowledge. All the best!


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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

MAY 2019

APRILL NELSON How did you first get involved with SPE?

What is your REAL job and educational background?

I first got involved with SPE as a recipient of the SPE-GCS scholarship and had various leadership roles at the the Colorado School of Mines student chapter, including president.

I’m currently working for Arcadius Capital Partners and I have a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Colorado School of Mines.

What SPE study groups, committees, or volunteer events have you been involved in? I volunteer with the Business Development Study Group and attend the YP and Reservoir meetings as my schedule permits.

What is your favorite thing about SPE? My favorite things about SPE are being able to build relationships and the opportunities to grow technically.

What is your current role with SPE? I am currently the treasurer for the Business Development Study Group.

MANISHA BHARDWAJ How did you first get involved with SPE?

What is your REAL job and educational background?

Soon after joining my current company, I was encouraged by one of my colleagues to join SPE. Other SPE volunteers motivated me to get involved as a volunteer.

I work as a data science technical advisor and data scientist in production enhancement organization at Halliburton. My educational training and experience is in machine learning, data science and cloud computing. I have a master’s and PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Houston.

What SPE study groups, committees, or volunteer events have you been involved in? I have been actively involved with the SPE-GCS Data Analytics Study Group and have presented at one of the Members in Transition seminars. What is your current role with SPE? I serve as programs committee co-chair for the Data Analytics Study Group.

What is your favorite thing about SPE? SPE serves as a single platform in the industry with something for everyone: the place to learn technical skills from experienced professionals, seek mentorship opportunities, network, or give back to the industry.

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MAY CALENDAR

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WEDNESDAY THURSDAY • Water & Waste Mgmt.

• Cont. Education

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• MiT/Petro-Tech

• Young Professionals

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07 • ESP

08 • Westside

• Young Professionals

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• General Meeting

• HSSE-SR

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• Board of Directors Meeting

• Northside

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15 • Business Development

• International

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• Completions & Production

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5.10.19 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION ANNUAL CONGRESS 5.13—5.17.19 SPE-GCS ELECTRIC SUBMERSIBLE PUMPS SYMPOSIUM

Upcoming Special Events Mark Your Calendars

5.22.19 BUILDING WINNING TEAMS: MVP HOUSTON ASTROS DRAFT DAY 5.23.19 SPE-GCS AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS BANQUET 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 February 2019

5+21+866

534 NEW PROFESSIONALS 3,368 LAPSED PROFESSIONALS 923 RENEWED STUDENTS

11,446 PROFESSIONALS RENEWED

TOTAL MEMBERSHIP 20,500

Study Group Pricing

February 2019 Membership: 12,369

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

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

Board of Directors Meeting

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

MAY 2019

THEN & NOW MAY 1989

The U.S. monthly seismic crew count falls to its lowest point since the Society of Exploration Geophysicists began keeping a monthly count in 1974, with 129 land and marine crews. DOE Secretary James Watkins tells 10 DOE national laboratories to intensify research into electrolytic fusion following recent reports of a breakthrough in cold fusion.

WTI crude: $20.23/bbl U.S. rig count: 751

THE REST OF THE YARN This month, we continue our look back at the rise and fall of wildcatter Glenn McCarthy and the opening night of the Shamrock Hotel. Bedlam it was, but many regarded the Shamrock’s gaudy, chaotic, diamondstrewn opening as an apt metaphor for the new Texas. It proved to be exactly the media event McCarthy yearned for, drawing coverage from around the world. Life magazine ran a fivepage photo spread. “Shamrock Puts Eyes of Nation on Houston,” read the Houston Chronicle headline. Overnight, the Shamrock became the dominant symbol not only of Houston, but of

MAY 1999

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater reports that, due to the success of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, passed in response to the Exxon Valdez incident, in 1997 tanker spills were limited to 22,429 gallons out of 107 billion gallons of oil transported that year. Chevron begins shutting down its beleaguered Point Arguello project off Santa Barbara, California, while they continue to look for a buyer for what was once touted as the biggest find ever on the US Outer Continental Shelf.

MAY 2009

Chevron reports first production from the Tahiti field, the deepest producing field in the Gulf of Mexico (26,700 ft TMD), with expected daily production of 125,000 bbl of oil and 70 MMcf of natural gas by year end. Heritage Oil Corp. reports the discovery of a giant oil field in Iraqi Kurdistan, with 2.3 to 4.2 billion bbl of oil in place, 50 to 70 percent of which appears recoverable.

Light sweet crude: $51.07/bbl Natural gas: $3.38/MMbtu U.S. rig count: 945

Light sweet crude: $18.22/bbl Natural gas: $2.31/MMbtu U.S. rig count: 494 Texas. People in Dallas, unsurprisingly, hated everything about it. Still, every reporter who wrote about Texas visited the Shamrock, until its fame overshadowed anything else in the state. Most Americans, a San Antonio columnist wrote, “think of Houston as a cluster of mud huts around the Shamrock Hotel, in the cellars of which people hide from the sticky climate, emerging at long intervals to scatter $1000 bills to the four winds.” The morning after the hotel’s unveiling, McCarthy opened the doors for guests. Business was strong those first few weeks. Tourists from all over the world poured through the front doors, ogling McCarthy’s opulent “Texas Riviera,” as the gossip columnists

quickly christened it. Dinah Shore and Mel Tormé sang in the Cork Club; Frank Sinatra was booked. ABC began broadcasting a weekly radio show from the Emerald Room, “Saturday at the Shamrock.” The pool became the showcase where Houston’s youngest, most beautiful and richest women went to see and be seen. To an outsider, the Shamrock appeared to be exactly the shining new symbol of Texas McCarthy had dreamed it would be. Meanwhile, inside the New York offices of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, his lenders weren’t so pleased. The hotel was losing money, and fast. Red ink was to be expected in any new venture, but McCarthy’s spending was simply out of control. He was Continued on next page


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BUDDY WOODROOF Discover more about TETRA’s deepwater completion fluids innovations.

laying out $3,000 a year for a golf pro – never mind that he didn’t have a course – plus a half-million a year for a promotional magazine named Preview, which McCarthy labeled a “‘cowpuncher’ alternative to The New Yorker.”

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If you would like to participate in this month’s quiz, e-mail your answer to contest@spe.org by noon, May 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 APRIL'S QUIZ

The wildcatter who has buildings named in his honor at six different Texas universities, including Baylor, TCU, UT Austin, Rice, Texas Wesleyan & Hardin-Simmons, is Sid Richardson.

CONGRATULATIONS TO MARCH’S WINNER, Clayton Campbell

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STUDY GROUP

MAY 2019

WATER & WASTE MANAGEMENT Oilfield Technology Trends: Improving Efficiencies to Drive Growth and Scale Operations Join industry experts to discuss trends in oilfield technology that improve efficiencies to drive growth and scale operations. The panel will be moderated by Mark LaCour, host of the number one oil and gas podcast, “Oil and Gas This Week.” Panelists for this discussion are experts on oilfield technology and operational

issues, and include John Gibson, Billy Roberts, David Bateman and Cory Hall. With such a depth of knowledge on the panel, this presentation is sure to offer a lively discussion about how technology is changing the way companies operate and manage their business to improve and scale their operations.

JOHN GIBSON

John Gibson is the chairman of energy technology for Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. He is an expert on energy development and digital innovation, with decades of experience in oil and gas.

BILLY ROBERTS

Billy Roberts is the president of ReStream Solutions, an oilfield technology company that helps companies increase production while improving operational efficiencies.

DAVID BATEMAN

David Bateman, CEO of SitePro, leads an oilfield automation software company on the cutting edge of the use of technology to improve operational efficiencies.

CORY HALL

Cory Hall, president and CEO of Aquaterra Water Management, has years of operations and management experience. He was the first operator to use extensive automation and concrete containment facilities throughout the Permian Basin.

EVENT INFO

WHEN

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 11:00am – 1:00pm

MODERATOR

Mark LaCour Podcast Host "Oil and Gas This Week"

PANELISTS

John Gibson Chairman of Energy Technology Tuder, Pickering, Holt & Co. Billy Roberts President ReStream Solutions David Bateman CEO SitePro Cory Hall President & CEO Aquaterra Water Management

LOCATION

Marathon Oil, Tower & Conference Center 5555 San Felipe Road Houston, TX 77056

CONTACT

Kelly Steinberg - 713-204-7162 kelly.steinberg@testamericainc.com

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STUDY GROUP

MAY 2019

NORTHSIDE A New Frontier for Fracking Fluids Testing and Design A novel fluid additive that shows equivalent or lower viscosity and similar friction reduction as polyacrylamides has been tested to evaluate its suspension properties. API RP13 rheology was measured with an automatic viscometer and compared with a commercial High Viscosity Friction Reducer (HVFR) to evaluate if viscosity helps to improve sand

proppant carrying capacity. Settling tests were conducted using Multiple Light Scattering technology, which makes simpler and more accurate follow up of settling processes in transparent, translucent and opaque media, providing data on average particle size and hydrodynamic parameters, such as velocity of a moving front of decanting particles.

JOSE GUZMAN Jose Guzman is a principal technologist for Prime Eco Group in Stafford, Texas. A geoscience professional, he has more than 30 years of experience in exploration and production, and extensive work experience throughout Latin America. Guzman has conducted research in the areas of fluid flow in porous media, rock-fluid interaction, well productivity and formation damage, and the design and testing of fluids in field operations.

EVENT INFO

WHEN Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:30am – 1:00pm

SPEAKER Jose Guzman Principal Technologist Prime Eco Group

LOCATION Landry’s Seafood House 1212 Lake Robbins Dr The Woodlands, TX 77380

CONTACT Jon Spencer - 409-218-9042 jon@traceranalytics.com Angela Tse angela.tse@halliburton.com

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STUDY GROUP

MAY 2019

HSSE-SR NIOSH Industrial Hygiene Research in Upstream Exploration and Production NIOSH’s National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) is designed to stimulate innovative research and improved workplace practices. The Agenda for Oil and Gas Extraction identifies the most urgent needs for promoting safety and health in the industry. One objective is to reduce exposures to hazards and the health effects on workers. To achieve this, NIOSH industrial hygienists conduct evaluations to identify

potentially hazardous occupational exposures at worksites. Past evaluations have identified exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) during hydraulic fracturing, and to hydrocarbon gases and vapors during manual tank gauging operations. This presentation will provide an update on recent NIOSH research, including well drilling, fluid transfer operations and RCS controls.

CAPT BRADLEY KING, PHD, MPH, CIH Bradley King is a certified industrial hygienist at the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). King joined NIOSH in 1999 as an industrial hygienist, and he currently works in NIOSH’s Western States Division in Denver, Colorado. King earned his PhD in environmental health sciences from Johns Hopkins University and he holds the rank of Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service.

EVENT INFO

WHEN Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:00am - 1:30pm

SPEAKER

Bradley King Industrial Hygienist, Environmental Health Officer National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

LOCATION Marathon Oil, Tower & Conference Center 5555 San Felipe Houston, TX 77056

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

Event Sponsor:

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SAVE THE DATE

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


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STUDY GROUP

MAY 2019

WESTSIDE Mitigating Frac-Driven Mechanical and Production Damage to Horizontal Wells Interactions between adjacent fractured horizontal wells have become a common occurrence. If not addressed properly, the negative effects in the offset wells are known to include production loss, liner damage and rupture, frac fluid and

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even proppant invasion, damaging the production lifting equipment and more. This presentation will discuss some of the remedies attempted by the industry and their success and failure record.

WHEN

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm

SPEAKER

Ali Daneshy President Daneshy Consultants International

LOCATION

Ali Daneshy is president of Daneshy Consultants International and adjunct professor in the petroleum engineering department at the University of Houston. His fracturing experience spans 45 years, during which he has published more than 50 related technical papers. Daneshy is an active member of SPE and a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. He is also co-editor-in-chief of the quarterly Hydraulic Fracturing Journal.

GENERAL MEETING Reducing Operating Expenses through Water Reuse Rapid unconventional development with multi-stage hydraulic fracturing has dramatically increased hydrocarbon production in the United States. Water management in the oil and gas industry is a complex process, and one that can result in excessive operational and capital costs. Proper knowledge of key performance indicators and

KUSHAL SETH

EVENT INFO

management of the oilfield water lifecycle can directly impact operational efficiencies and reduce operating costs. Understanding the impact of critical components in oilfield water on fracturing fluids and the reservoir can enable operators to minimally treat produced and flowback water for reuse.

Kushal Seth is an expert in the treatment and recycling of produced water. He began his career at Baker Hughes as an application engineer and applications lead. He later served as a technology application manager at FMC Technologies. Seth studied at the National Institute of Technology in Raipur, India, and obtained a master’s in chemical engineering at Texas Tech University.

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

CONTACT

Bharath Rajappa - 832-486-3122 bharath.rajappa@conocophillips.com

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EVENT INFO

WHEN

Thursday, May 16, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm

SPEAKER

Kushal Seth VP of Technology and Engineering Gradiant Energy Services

LOCATION

Petroleum Club 1201 Louisiana St, 35th Floor Houston, Texas 77002

CONTACT

Barry Faulkner - 281-627-8790 barryf1944@gmail.com

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STUDY GROUP

MAY 2019

INTERNATIONAL Warning: There’s A Skeptic in The House At the recent CERAWeek held in Houston, significant discussion was devoted to climate issues. Industry and government executives presented their views on the potential significance of the climate issue on the potential near-term and future for the global energy industry. There are currently divided opinions from the “alarmists” and the “skeptics.” Some suggest that

NEIL FRANK

our planet is in peril in the very near term and that we must end the use of fossil fuel combustion, while others suggest that oil and gas will continue to be the “energy of choice” for the next 50 years. Dr. Neil Frank will discuss global historical and current trends, the status of the “science,” and views of the potential costs and impacts.

Born and raised in Kansas, Neil Frank has had a long and distinguished career in the science of meteorology, weather and climate issues. He was director of the National Hurricane Center from 1974-1987 and chief meteorologist at CBS affiliate KHOUTV in Houston from 1987 until 2008, when he retired. Frank holds a PhD in meteorology from Florida State University.

PERMIAN BASIN From Bytes to Barrels: How Anadarko is Leveraging Technology in the Delaware Basin This presentation will describe how Anadarko is optimizing their development recipe in the Delaware Basin by combining advanced data analytics with physics-based modeling and field trials. The use of multiple technologies across several multi-

disciplinary teams is being applied to better understand key decisions like well spacing, frac design and target lines. The result is a recommended development plan that maximizes value for each geologic area of the basin.

DAVID P. O’BRIEN David O’Brien has recently assumed the role of director for US Onshore Applied Technology, where he is responsible for leveraging technology to improve the development of unconventional assets within Anadarko. Prior to this assignment, he managed a subsurface team whose primary mission was to optimize development of the Delaware Basin. Since joining Anadarko in 2000, Mr. O’Brien has held several key management positions within the Worldwide Exploration Group, Corporate Planning and International & Deepwater Operations.

EVENT INFO

WHEN

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:30am – 1:00pm

SPEAKER

Dr. Neil Frank Chief Meteorologist (Retired) KHOU-TV

LOCATION

Petroleum Club 1201 Louisiana St, 35th Floor Houston, Texas 77002

CONTACT

Terry Thoem - 832-722-4161 tlt1945@outlook.com

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WHEN Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:30am – 1:00pm

SPEAKER David P. O’Brien Director, US Onshore, Applied Technology Anadarko Petroleum Company

LOCATION Norris Center – Westchase 9990 Richmond Ave, Ste 102 Houston, TX 77042

CONTACT Samaneh Soroush samaneh.soroush19@gmail.com

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STUDY GROUP

MAY 2019

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Continental Resources – From the Plains of Oklahoma to the 8th largest U.S. Independent Oil & Gas Company Continental Resources (NYSE: CLR) is a top 10 independent oil producer in the U.S. Lower 48 and a leader in America's energy renaissance. Based in Oklahoma City, Continental is the largest leaseholder and one of the largest producers in one of the nation's premier oil fields, the Bakken of North Dakota and Montana. The Company also has leading positions in Oklahoma, including its SCOOP Woodford and SCOOP Springer discoveries, and the

STACK and Northwest Cana plays. We will kick off with our popular 5-6 PM networking happy hour followed by the 6-7 PM presentation, including Q&A. Both will be on the third-floor mezzanine. SEASON PASS HOLDERS: You do not need to register for this event, as your Season Pass has automatically registered you for all 2018 – 2019 BD events.

JOHN ARGO

John Argo has over 13 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Continental in 2014, he worked for HighMount Exploration and Production in roles ranging from General Manager of Reservoir, Production Operations Manager, Pipeline/Facilities Manager, Staff Reservoir Engineer, and Senior Drilling/Completions Engineer.

EVENT INFO

WHEN Wednesday, May 22, 2019 5:00pm – 7:00pm

SPEAKER John Argo Vice President, Business Development Continental Resources

LOCATION Four Seasons Hotel 1300 Lamar Houston, Texas 77010

CONTACT Heidi Epstein - 281-415-1154 heidi.epstein@energynet.com

EVENT SPONSOR

Previously, Argo worked for Dominion Exploration & Production and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He holds both a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering & a Master of Business Administration in Energy from the University of Oklahoma.

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STUDY GROUP

MAY 2019

COMPLETIONS AND PRODUCTION Permian-Midland Basin Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site (HFTS) The Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site (HFTS) is a hydraulic fracturing research experiment located in the Permian Basin. The HFTS includes $25 million of research centralized around eleven horizontal wells fractured with more than 400 stages, as well as two recompleted legacy wells. Comprehensive field data included

JORDAN CIEZOBKA

advanced diagnostics to measure hydraulic fracture properties. Based on observations made from the core, the understanding of propagation and effectiveness of proppant placement is challenging current thinking. This presentation will provide an overview of the project, experiments performed and selected results.

Jordan Ciezobka is a research and development manager at the Gas Technology Institute. He is the principal investigator and project manager for the DOE/NETL Hydraulic Fracturing Test Sites I & II (HFTS), which focus on research for improved fracture efficiency, production performance and reduced environmental impact.

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EVENT INFO

WHEN

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm

SPEAKER

Jordan Ciezobka R&D Manager, Gas Technology Institute

LOCATION

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

CONTACT

Ehsan Davani - 713.485.8937 ehsan.davani@qrigroup.com

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Past Scholarship Winner: Lauren McGovern 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 Lauren McGovern’s story:

Aside from the notable financial assistance afforded as an SPE scholarship recipient, the opportunity to be paired with an operator for an initial precollege internship was invaluable. In college, the senior design project represented the culmination of all my undergraduate coursework. My team and I had the opportunity to apply learnings from the individual courses we had taken, as well as learnings from diverse internship experiences. Since joining ExxonMobil, I’ve had

several unique and challenging global opportunities. I rotated to Angola as a drilling engineer, gaining exposure to offshore drilling and completion operations. I lived in Calgary, Alberta, supporting unconventional completion operations and infill drilling. I lived in Anchorage, Alaska, supporting arctic, cased hole frac pack completion operations. I also supported complex multi-zone completions in the Gulf of Mexico and reporting processes in a planning role. Most recently, I transitioned to an engineering supervisor role supporting abandonment operations in the Gulf of Mexico and California. Aside from the notable financial assistance afforded as an SPE scholarship recipient, the opportunity to be paired with an operator for an initial pre-college internship was invaluable. I was able to validate my degree choice before beginning my freshman year and establish an initial network of industry contacts. My advice to current students is two-fold: First, use internship opportunities to determine which function you like best – and in which you may want to

CAREER OVERVIEW Engineering Supervisor, Global Well Management, ExxonMobil Upstream Integrated Solutions • Kingwood High School • The University of Texas at Austin, BS, Petroleum Engineering

pursue a full-time career – by interning in a variety of functions (i.e., reservoir, production, drilling). Second, establish a network. Leverage SPE events, study groups and internships to build a diverse network. Contact me at lauren.p.mcgovern@ exxonmobil.com if you have questions.

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MAY 2019

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Let the Good Times Boil: Crawfish and Cold Ones Spice up your afternoon with some delicious critters and enjoy networking with the Houston Producers Forum over cold beverages at Kirby Ice House! Ryder Scott will join us as sponsors for the mudbug gathering. Roll up your sleeves, cos we'll have nice fixings along with our crawfish, including mushrooms and corn. Guests will receive two drink tickets. Come on out and join us to boost your oil and gas network and relax after work. Please sign up soon, as the previous networking event sold out quickly. (Kirby Ice House does not allow children; all patrons must be at least 22 years of age.)

EVENT INFO

WHEN Wednesday, May 1, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm

LOCATION Kirby Ice House 3333 Eastside St Houston, TX 77098

CONTACT

Kim Salinas - 713-826-1234 kimberly.salinas@ing.com

Event Sponsor:

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CONTINUING EDUCATION Accelerated Learning Tutorial: Introduction to Petroleum Geology This one-day tutorial is structured to give attendees a broad overview of the fundamental geological concepts in the context of petroleum exploration and production. Topics of discussion include an overview of the processes of petroleum generation and accumulation, and the variables within depositional systems that affect hydrocarbon recovery.

MAGGIE DALTHORP

Maggie is currently a Senior Geologist for Guggenheim Partners in the Energy Investment Banking group. She previously served as Exploration Manager for a Williston Basin operator, Murex Petroleum Corporation, where she was actively involved in assessing the Three Forks play. Prior experience includes running her own company, Moorhouse Associates, Inc. – a natural resource planning and oil and gas exploration company that generated prospects by shooting 3D seismic surveys in underdeveloped areas. Dr. Dalthorp holds a Doctorate in Coastal and Marine System Science from Texas A&M University -Corpus Christi, an MBA from Texas A&M University -Corpus Christi, and a Bachelor’s in Geology from The University of Texas at Austin.

EVENT INFO

WHEN

Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:30am - 4:00pm

SPEAKER

Dr. Margaret Dalthorp, PhD Senior Geologist Guggenheim Partners

LOCATION

10777 Westheimer Rd Ste. 1075 Houston, TX77042

EVENT PRICING Members/Non-Members: $175/200 Students/MiT/Retired SPE: $50

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MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MiT) MiT Seminar Series #36: Joint Event with 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

Taking a Leap: From Employee to Entrepreneur

When you have an idea or a passion for something outside of your current work, pursuing it can be both exciting and scary. The challenges you face will put personal and professional development in a new perspective. Tanhee Galindo will share the story of her own leap and provide insight on the lessons she’s learned along the way.

TANHEE GALINDO

Tanhee Galindo is focused on business field operations, which include on-site fluid testing and technical support to E&P companies and service providers. She has more than 10 years of experience in development, testing and deployment of oilfield chemistry in the field.

PROGRAM 2

Managing Career Transitions Effectively

Learn three keys to accelerating your results. This workshop will guide participants to identify a clear vision of the job they would love and the mindset necessary to achieve their desired results.

MARI J. PEREZ

Mari J. Perez is a human resources development manager with more than 22 years of experience in global oil and gas organizations. In 2017, Mari founded Doorway to Success to assist teams and leaders to become more productive and engaged. She is also a career coach, assisting individuals who are interested in retooling or changing their careers.

PROGRAM 3

Tableau-Focused Presentation

To stay at the forefront of an ever-evolving, data-driven industry, we must be able to absorb great amounts of metadata. The capability to spot, analyze and understand specific trends in a given area is a skill that will set you apart. In this session, we will explore the vast capabilities of Tableau and how it can directly impact your position and organization.

MAY 2019

EVENT INFO

WHEN Friday, May 3, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm

SPEAKERS Tanhee Galindo Chemical Advisor and Co-Owner GeoKimika Oil & Gas Mari J. Perez, GPHR Talent Development Consultant Doorway to Success Gregory Fagan Engineering Associate Houlihan Lokey

LOCATION SPE GCS Office 10777 Westheimer Road, Ste 1075 Houston, TX 77042

CONTACTS

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

EVENT PRICING

Members/Non-Members: $40/$50 Students/MIT/Retired: $15

GREGORY FAGAN

Gregory Fagan is an engineering associate in the acquisitions and divestitures practice of Houlihan Lokey. He is responsible for statistical play research, constructing and maintaining an array of client-oriented production databases, engineering analysis, forecasting performance trends and technical execution for the firm’s A&D advisory activity.

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS “Sound the Alarm” with Red Cross This spring, the American Red Cross needs your help to install 1,000 free smoke alarms and raise funds for lifesaving services during their “Sound the Alarm” home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events. We will be walking door to door to install smoke alarms and educate families on fire prevention and preparedness. Our goal is to install 1000 smoke alarms, an average of 2.5 per home, to make an estimated 450 homes safer. We expect approximately 300 volunteers, including corporate partners, church and community groups, high school and college youth programs, current volunteers, fire departments and dozens of individuals. To volunteer with Red Cross, every volunteer must complete the full registration process. Red Cross must ensure volunteers have a completed background check before entering homes. Please go to soundthealarm.org, under "Join Us To Sound the Alarm" please click "Volunteer, Search Now". More detailed instructions can be found on the SPE-GCS registration page.

MAY 2019

EVENT INFO

WHEN

Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:00am - 1:30pm

LOCATION

Jack Yates High School 3703 Sampson Street Houston, TX 77004

CONTACT

Vera Williams - 281-728-0190 verashokhina@gmail.com

REGISTER ONLINE

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.

REGISTER WITH HOUSTON FOOD BANK

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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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Market and Workforce Outlook in Oil & Gas

MAY 2019

EVENT INFO

Please join SPE-GCS Young Professionals at our May luncheon. The luncheon will include three sessions, beginning with an evaluation of the oil and gas market overview in the US. This will be followed by a session on workforce outlook, with an emphasis on the dynamics of the workforce in oil and gas in the US, the impact of the downturn, and the interest of the next generation in the industry.

Monday, May 20, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm

This event is a great opportunity to understand the economic overview of the industry and how market trends impact future trends in workforce and planning in an oil and gas company.

Harry Cameron Technology Center 6401 West Sam Houston Pkwy N Houston, TX 77041

MINE YUCEL

Mine Kuban YĂźcel is senior vice president and senior research advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, where she advises the bank president on regional and energy issues. She has been with the bank since 1989 and has published numerous articles on energy and regional growth.

DEBORAH BYERS

Deborah Byers serves as the Americas sector and solutions leader and the US oil and gas leader at EY. Byers is a transaction tax partner with more than 30 years of experience serving both US and non-US based multinationals with in-depth expertise on structuring and financing corporate expansions and joint ventures.

WHEN

LOCATION

SPEAKERS

Mine Yucel Senior Vice President and Senior Research Advisor Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Deborah Byers Americas Sector and Solutions Leader and US Oil and Gas Leader EY Deanna Jones Senior Vice President of HR, Communications and Administration Marathon Oil Corporation

CONTACT

Elcin Aktas Osburg - 210-803-2476 aktaselc@yahoo.com

DEANNA JONES

Deanna Jones joined Marathon Oil Corporation in 2014 where she is senior vice president of HR, communications and administration. She previously served as vice president of human resources and chief commercial officer for Newfield Exploration Co. Jones serves on the board of directors of Communities in Schools of Houston.

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AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS BANQUET 2019 SPE Gulf Coast Section Awards and Scholarships Banquet Every year, the Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section holds a banquet to honor SPE-GCS Scholarship recipients, the Young Professionals Group, Legion of Honor, and recipients of the SPE regional and Gulf Coast Section awards. Join the SPE-GCS as we celebrate another year of successful students, emerging professionals, established industry leaders and longtime members and supporters! Scholarship and Legion of Honor award recipients and their guests are invited to attend the banquet free of charge. Company table sponsorships make this banquet possible.

MUKUL M. SHARMA

Mukul M. Sharma has been a professor at the University of Texas at Austin for 34 years, where he holds the “Tex” Moncrief Chair in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering. His current research interests include hydraulic fracturing, oilfield water management, formation damage and improved oil recovery. Sharma has published more than 450 journal articles and conference proceedings and holds 21 patents. He has served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer and consulted for more than 50 companies worldwide.

MAY 2019

EVENT INFO

WHEN Thursday May 23, 2019 5:30pm - 9:00 pm

SPEAKER

Mukul M. Sharma, PhD Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Professor and “Tex” Moncrief Chair University of Texas at Austin

LOCATION HESS Club 5430 Westheimer Ct Houston, TX 77056

CONTACT

Sally Ebrahimzadeh sallyz@T5Energy.com Taylor Wright twright@spe.org

EVENT PRICING Regular Attendees: $50 Students/MiT/YP Boardmembers: $25 Table Sponsorship: $600 Full Table Sponsor: $1000

EVENT SPONSORS

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MAY 2019

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION Digital Transformation Annual Congress 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. Who says energy lags in digital transformation? 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. 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. Machine learning, deep learning and smart sensors are enabling more efficient and effective operations. Who should attend? Decision makers in upstream oil and gas and teams focused on digital transformation to drive improvements across operations.

ÅSHILD HANNE LARSEN

Åshild Hanne Larsen is currently focused on creating business value from IT and supporting Equinor’s transformation journey using IT as a key enabler to improve operational efficiency and transform the oil and gas industry.

CHRISTINE R. BOLES

Christine Boles’s organization is responsible for Intel’s industrial IoT business within the manufacturing, energy, logistics and commercial building segments, including product and ecosystem strategies for this rapidly evolving space.

2019 AGENDA 7:00 – 8:30am Breakfast & Networking + Tech Pavilion 8:30 – 9:15am

Keynote CIO Equinor Ashild Hanne Larsen

9:15 – 10:30am Break + Tech Pavilion

10:30 – 11:15am Keynote VP IoT Intel Christine Boyles 11:15 – 12:45pm Lunch + Tech Pavilion

12:45 – 2:00pm Panel: Leaving SCALA Behind & Scaling up IoT

EVENT INFO

WHEN Friday, May 10, 2019 7:30am - 5:30pm

SPEAKERS

Åshild Hanne Larsen CIO and Senior Vice President Corporate IT Equinor Christine R. Boles, VP, IoT Group, and GM of Industrial Solutions Division Intel

LOCATION

Westin City Center 945 Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77024

CONTACT

Philippe Flichy - 713-240-4879 philippe.flichy@energyembassy.com

EVENT PRICING Early Bird Members: $100 Non-Members: $125 Students/MiT/Retired SPE: $40 Online Members: $125 Non-Members: $150 Students/MiT/Retired SPE: $40 Walk-In Members: $150 Non-Members: $200 Students/MiT/Retired SPE: $50

2:00 – 2:30pm Break + Tech Pavilion 2:30 – 3:45pm

Panel: Beyond the Hype, Unlocking the Real Value of Blockchain Applications for O&G

4:00 – 5:15pm

Panel: Digital Transformation and the Evolving Worker – How Digital Transformation Affects People & Organizations

3:45 – 4:00pm Break + Tech Pavilion

5:15 – 6:30pm

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SPECIAL EVENTS

MAY 2019

ELECTRIC SUBMERSIBLE PUMP (ESP) SYMPOSIUM Electric Submersible Pump Symposium

EVENT INFO

Join us May 13-17, 2019 The 2019 SPE-GCS ESP Symposium is upon us. The ESP Symposium is the industry’s largest and most coveted exhibit and technical program. Do not miss this opportunity to see the latest in technology and network with industry experts. Register now to take part in this event, which only occurs once every two years! Special events include:

WHEN

Monday – Friday May 13-17, 2019 CONTINUING ED CLASSES Monday, May 13, 2019 TECHNICAL CONFERENCE Monday, May 14 - 16, 2019

• Keynote presentation from Darcy Spady, 2018 SPE President • Continuing Education taught by industry leading experts • Breakout sessions and Technical demonstrations on interesting and relevant industry topics • Two Evening Networking Receptions • New features for more interactive technical sessions • Golf Tournament – sign up now! Great prizes

GOLF TOURNAMENT Friday, May 17, 2019

LOCATION

The SPE Gulf Coast Section Electric Submersible Pumps Symposium brings ESP technical experts from around the world together - both from operators and manufacturers - to share innovative information and lessons learned pertaining to ESP technology, production, and operations.

Marriott Waterway Hotel and Convention Center 1601 Lake Robbins Dr The Woodlands, TX 77380

CONTACT

Leon Waldner - 403-808-2445 leon.waldner@intl.cnoocltd.com

ENDORSING ORGANIZATIONS

EVENT DETAILS EVENT SPONSORS

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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!

MAY 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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SPECIAL EVENTS

MAY 2019

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS 2019 Roughneck Camp: 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 two 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.

GENERAL AGENDA • Arrival, Registration, LinkedIn Photography, Breakfast • Introduction (Opening Remarks) • Keynote No.1 (The Future of Energy) • Keynote No.2 (The Life of a Project) • Break and Networking • Panel • Lunch and Networking • Break-out Sessions • Break • Break-out Sessions • Concluding Remarks, Raffle, Social Directions • Social Time

EVENT INFO

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

SPEAKERS KEYNOTE SPEAKER Robert Palmer Senior Vice President, Technical Support Occidental Oil and Gas SESSION SPEAKERS Duane Cuku Vice President, Sales – Rig Technology Precision Drilling Siddhartha Sen Director, Energy Research & Analysis IHS Markit

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 Corporate Group: $75

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

MAY 2019

Data Science Convention The SPE-GCS Data Analytics Study Group held its second annual Data Science Convention at the Norris Conference Center in Houston on April 4. The event was highly successful, with a sold-out attendance of more than 450 people. The keynote speakers from BP (Rob Kelly) and Shell (Detlef Hohl) provided a great platform for the speaker sessions. Speakers from Oxy, ExxonMobil, Apache, Anadarko, California Resources, Emerson, Uber and AlphaX captivated the audience with a wide variety of topics, from simple techniques to complex implementations of machine learning to organizational transformations in upstream exploration and production. The event ended with a panel session with BHGE, NOV and Wood Mackenzie, which generated a lot of buzz in the large ballroom. In addition to local US attendees, participants came from as far as Norway and Pakistan to present new ideas in data science, and a notable addition to this year’s event was a poster competition. The event received sponsorship from Aramco, ASME, Emerson, Q-Engineering, Moblize, Delfin, Corva, Daytum & WellData Labs. More details and key messages will be provided in next month’s magazine.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

MAY 2019

Young Professionals Trash Bash The SPE-GCS Young Professionals and the Trash Bash organization would like to give a big thank you to all the participants for their commitment of time and energy to help clean up our community. We know that your time is valuable, and we really appreciate all your efforts to support and promote environmental stewardship projects like this. We would also like to thank Aucerna for sponsoring this Community Outreach event. Volunteers and sponsors are the most important part of our organization, we couldn’t do it without you!

Young Professionals Topgolf Networking Tournament

Go long or go home! The first SPE-GCS Topgolf Networking tournament was hosted by the Young Professionals on Feb. 21, where 250 oil and gas professionals showed us some great skills! The event was conducted at Topgolf Katy with the support of our 16 sponsors, and the team raised $18,000 for scholarships. Special thanks to our gold sponsors, GEODynamics, Halliburton, Moblize and Tenaris, and our silver sponsors, Downing, Dynasty Energy Services, Reservoir Data Systems and VEGA-TechStar (who was also the drink sponsor). Check out a re-cap video of our event here!


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STUDENT CHAPTERS FEBRUARY 2019

MAY 2019

Lunchtime Learning at TAMU This March, TAMU-SPE hosted an array of technical and professional development events. Our biweekly general meetings featured speakers from ConocoPhilips and Marathon Oil, who gave an overview of their respective companies. We also had the honor of hosting a lunch-andlearn on CO2-EOR and storage from SPE Distinguished Lecturer Gary Teletzk, ExxonMobil. One of our other lunchand-learns, in which members learn more about a technical issue in the oil and gas industry, featured a representative from Vural Law Firm, who spoke on the impact of horizontal drilling and unpooled leases. Another unique event discussed Hilcorp Energy’s recent spacing rule revision in the San Juan Basin, and we hosted representatives from Pioneer Resources to discuss completion technologies in the Permian basin.

Our chapter also participated in Texas A&M’s Big Event, in which all student members volunteer in the Bryan-College Station area, and we had our merchandise sale this month for members and alumni. We would like to congratulate our newly elected officer team, who will be transitioning into their new roles this month. As a final note, we hope all members had a restful spring break!

Our student chapter held a highly successful oneday workshop on estimating reserves and production forecasting in undeveloped, unconventional reservoirs. Dr. Dilhan Ilk of DeGolyer & MacNaughton presented and added value to SPE Monographs 3 and 4, which were sponsored to all attendees. On a lighter note, our members thoroughly enjoyed our annual crawfish boil with our “Pie-A-Prof” event in which students had the opportunity to throw pie at our faculty members. All proceeds collected were generously doubled by Dr. Tom Blasingame, faculty advisor of our chapter, and Noble Energy; proceeds were donated to Twin City Missions.

STUDENT CHAPTER DIRECTORY HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Iskandar Rahbani: iskandar.rahbani@gmail.com

RICE UNIVERSITY

Eric Vavra: edv1@rice.edu

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

Magy Avedissian: magylouise@tamu.edu

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

Nicholas Dunbar: president.uhspe@gmail.com

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M

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2018-2019 GULF COAST SECTION

MAY 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

Mohammad Tabatabaei Newfield Exploration mtabatabaei@newfield.com Jessica Assunto

Corrosion Resistant Alloys jbadger@cralloys.com

PROGRAMS Bill Davis

bdavis0819@gmail.com

Sally Ebrahimzadeh,

Triple Five Energy Resources sallyz@T5Energy.com

GOLF CHAIR

Marc Davis, Champions Cinco Pipe

mdavis@ccpipellc.com

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

ESP SYMPOSIUM

jgast25@icloud.com

leon.waldner@intl.cnoocltd.com

Jasen Gast

Leon Waldner, Nexen Energy

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MiT)

shakti.sehra@ihsmarkit.com

yetunde.okediji@gmail.com

Shakti Sehra, IHS Markit

DIRECTORS AT LARGE 2017 – 2019 Marise Mikulis

mikulis@energyinnova.com

Yetunde Okediji

NEWSLETTER

Sarah Sameei editor@spegcs.org

PUBLICITY

nilskl@yahoo.com

Zafar Kamal szkamal@hotmail.com

Reza Safari reza.safari@weatherford.com

Adrian Reed, Tellurian Inc

SCHOLARSHIP

Board Committee Chairs

DIRECTORS AT LARGE 2019 – 2020

CAREER MANAGEMENT

Core Laboratories, Inc. stephen.loving@corelab.com

VICE TREASURER

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

Nils Kageson-Loe

adrian.reed@tellurianinc.com

Prashant Sainani CIBC Prashant.sainani@cibc.com Steve Loving

Kim Thames Padelleti

BHP Billiton kim.padeletti@gmail.com

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

Heidi Epstein, IHS Markit

Kelsey Ridpath

PERMIAN BASIN

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

madhusuden.agrawal@bp.com

DATA ANALYTICS Suri Bhat

suri_bhat@hotmail.com

DRILLING

Mohammed Dooply Schlumberger mdooply@slb.com

GENERAL MEETING

Robert Saucedo, SLC Technologies

robertsaucedo@gmail.com

Taylor Wright

twright@spe.org

BOARD LIAISON

NEWSLETTER DESIGN

apatil14@onesubsea.slb.com

Madhusuden Agrawal, BP

AD SALES

Collarini Energy Experts ccollarini@collarini.com

Cheryl Collarini

COMPLETIONS & PRODUCTION

COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD)

Sarah Sameei editor@spegcs.org

Karin Gonzalez

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

reza.safari@weatherford.com

CHAIR

PETRO-TECH

heidiepstein@gmail.com

Reza Safari, Weatherford

Newsletter Committee

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RESERVOIR

GULF COAST SECTION ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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DeGolyer and MacNaughton adinorah.martinez@gmail.com

WATER & WASTE MANAGEMENT

Taylor Wright

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kelly.steinberg @testamericainc.com

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

WESTSIDE

CONTACT

Kelly Steinberg, Test America

Bharath Rajappa, ConocoPhillips

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WOMEN IN ENERGY (WIN) Riteja Dutta, Drilling Info

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

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HSSE & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Angelo Pinheiro, Marathon Oil

abpinheiro@marathonoil.com

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