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SPE GULF COAST SECTION

NOVEMBER 2020

NOVEMBER FEATURES

Gulf Coast Section

Digitizing Wellbore with Permanent Reservoir Monitoring SPE-GCS 20th and Flow Control: Is Annual Sporting There a Value? Clays Tournament COMPLETIONS & PRODUCTION

SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT

The Texas Railroad Commission Today GENERAL MEETING


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CONTENTS

NOVEMBER 2020

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

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COMPLETIONS & PRODUCTION

CONTINUING EDUCATION

11/11/20 09  Digitizing Wellbore with

Permanent Reservoir Monitoring and Flow Control: Is There a Value?

CALENDAR November 2020

GENERAL MEETING

MEMBERSHIP REPORT

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10  The Texas Railroad Commission 11/12/20

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Today

RESERVOIR

THEN & NOW Buddy Woodroof

11/12/20 11  Digitization, Collaboration and

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT Chiedozie Ekweribe Kimberly Salinas

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Study Groups

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Flexibility in a Dynamic Future

11/18/20 11  What’s Next? Hottake Musings with David Ramsden-Wood

WESTSIDE

PERMIAN BASIN

11/5/20 08 Detecting Induced Fractures

Using Drilling Data to Gain Insights into Unconventional Fracture Growth

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

11/18/20 12  Practical Design Considerations for Stage Length, Perforation Clusters and Limited Entry Pressure Intensities

Significant Cost Savings for the Repair of Downhole Tools

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING – NOVEMBER 19 Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. You can also dial in using your phone. Gulf Coast Section

Co-Hosted with AAPG

Special Events SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT

11/6/20 16 SPE-GCS 20th Annual Sporting

Clays Tournament

SPE

5/10/21 – 5/14/21 17 2021 Electric Submersible Pump

(ESP) Symposium

Student Chapters TAMU Past and Upcoming Activities

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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

Transformation: Case Studies from The Energy Industry

EDUCATION Where Are They Now, Scholarship Winner: Jessica Kurtz

Oilfield

11/13/20 15  MiT Seminar Series #52:

Committees

09  The Rebuilding of the American

MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MIT)

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Past and Upcoming Activities

NORTHSIDE

11/10/20

Advancements

DATA ANALYTICS

11/19/20 11/10/20 12 08  Data Analytics as a Key to Digital  How New Technology Can Create

11/12/20 14  Coiled Tubing Operations &

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

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11/23/20 20 UH SPE Golf Tournament

Directory

21 2020–2021 Directory

JOIN MEETING SPE-GCS@SPE.ORG


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CHAIR’S CORNER

NOVEMBER 2020

Simeon Eburi 2020-2021 SPE-GCS Chair SPE MEMBERSHIP AND BENEFITS It's hard to believe we are one month away from the end of 2020. I suspect a lot of people in the United States and around the world would like this year to be over soon. There is hope that next year will bring a fresh start, the end of the pandemic and the beginning or continuation of a global economic recovery for many industries, including energy. This month, I will talk about SPE membership, its benefits and the GCS enhanced on-demand content library. If you are an SPE member, you should have received your share of SPE membership renewal reminders for 2021. I encourage all SPE members to renew their membership and continue to enjoy membership benefits. If you are not an SPE member, I encourage you to join at spe.org/join. I have been an active SPE Member since 2004, when I first joined as a college student, and I have been fortunate to maintain my membership uninterrupted for 16 years, with great support from my employer. If employed, check if your employer reimburses professional society registrations. I am aware that industry downturns or other personal circumstances have severely affected some members' ability to renew their SPE membership or to join. There are therefore active SPE membership discounts and rebates offered to new and lapsed members, while other accommodations are being considered to help those in need. SPE has a renewed focus on serving our members and improving the value of the SPE membership Within the last 10 years, the Gulf Coast Section reached a peak of 17,149 professional members in 2015. As of September 2020, the section had 11,107 professional paid members, but was trending up. Some of the benefits of SPE membership include professional development, like the Petroleum Engineering Certification, SPE Online Education and SPE Connect virtual technical communities; exclusive access to events, such as the exclusive SPE Member Monday and virtual technical training at the recent 2020 ATCE; access to events, networking and discounted conference and workshops registration fees; access to resources like JPT, OnePetro, PetroWiki and SPE Bookstore discounts; volunteering opportunities; leadership opportunities

on technical committees and boards; connection with employers, such as through the MiT Hiring Event; and recognition through section, regional and international awards, authoring of papers, membership milestone celebrations, etc. For members in transition, MiT committees have been created both locally and internationally to support members while in transition to new opportunities. In addition to access to virtual events and training opportunities, I am excited to highlight the enhanced on-demand content library (spegcs.org/on-demandcontent-library/), where you can find recorded professional webinars, training and industry interviews available to watch on your own time. Any funds raised from the recordings go toward the SPE-GCS Scholarship Endowment Fund. International and energy industry news are dominated by US news. Currently, there is uncertainty about the impact of an active hurricane season on local oil and gas supply, demand and prices, along with uncertainty about the impact of the results of the U.S. November elections on the industry and economy. Baker Hughes reports 266 rigs in the U.S., an increased number compared to previous months. Whether this trend continues or is reversed will be determined by the series of events during this and the coming months. Within SPE-GCS, we have many exciting volunteering opportunities and initiatives that you may find interesting and rewarding; we need your help and expertise: Diversity and Inclusion promotion, Mobile App proposal, Podcasts initiative, digital advertising, finding sponsorships for virtual events, just to name a few. We need volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering let us know by filling out this form (spegcs.org/forms/volunteer-spe-gcs/). Here are the events I would highlight this month: "PIPESIM in DELFI Introduction Workshop for Students and MiTs," organized by the YP Committee; "Coiled Tubing Operations & Advancements" training, organized by the Continuing Education Committee; and the HSE&S webinar on "Environmental & Social Governance," among many other professional webinars. Check the events calendar for more information and to register. Until next month, Simeon Back to Table of Contents


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NOVEMBER CALENDAR

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Upcoming Special Events Mark Your Calendars

11.6.20 - SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT 5.10-14.21 - ELECTRIC SUBMERSIBLE PUMP SYMPOSIUM

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

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


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MEMBERSHIP REPORT

Membership Through September 2020

5+21+866

Gulf Coast Section

559 NEW PROFESSIONALS 3,271 LAPSED PROFESSIONALS 709 RENEWED STUDENTS

10,548 PROFESSIONALS RENEWED

TOTAL MEMBERSHIP 20,500

September 2020 Membership: 11,107

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

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Virtual Board of Directors Meeting NOVEMBER 19, 7:30AM - 10:30AM

JOIN MEETING VIRTUALLY YOU CAN ALSO DIAL IN USING YOUR PHONE. (408) 650-3123 ACCESS CODE: 189-496-365 R.S.V.P. KRISTEN WASHAM - (713) 457-6821 SPE-GCS@SPE.ORG

The Gulf Coast Section (GCS) was established on December 13, 1935. The mission of GCS is part of our Bylaws which were amended by vote of the Board of Directors on February 16, 2016, and by vote of the general membership on April 20, 2017.

SPE-GCS MISSION The mission of the Section shall be the promotion of mutual cooperation in furthering the objectives of the Society of Petroleum Engineers International, Inc. This shall be accomplished by: I. Providing forums that afford members the opportunity to upgrade and maintain professional competence. II. Providing social interaction that increases member participation in Section activities as a whole, while striving to maintain the integrity of the Section. III. Supporting programs in local primary and secondary schools to encourage students to develop their abilities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. IV. Supporting engineering programs at the university level. V. Enhancing the image of the Oil and Gas Industry by sponsoring community service programs.

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BUDDY WOODROOF

NOVEMBER 2020

THEN & NOW NOVEMBER 1997

Phillips China Inc. has reportedly found oil in China's Bohai Bay. After drilling a dry hole on its first try, its second well flowed on test at a rate of 1,602 b/d. Phillips China, a unit of Phillips Petroleum Co., is operator of the block and holds a 60 percent interest, while China National Offshore Oil Corp. has the right to acquire as much as 51 percent of any proposed development. BP Exploration Inc. and partners have started up the Troika oil and gas field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Troika, 150 miles south of New Orleans in the Green Canyon area, is produced from subsea facilities in 2,700 feet of water. The field was discovered by Marathon Oil Co. in 1994. BP Exploration Inc. is operator of the project. BP, Marathon and Shell Deepwater Development Inc. are equal partners in Troika.

NOVEMBER 2007

The World Bank’s global gas flaring reduction (GGFR) initiative is working with individual countries to encourage alternatives to gas flaring, but because there are no requirements for reporting gas flaring volumes, it is difficult to know whether these efforts are succeeding. The Google Earth system provides access to a substantial quantity of high spatial resolution satellite images, acquired by DigitalGlobe, for sites around the world. If one knows where to look in Google Earth, it is possible to find active gas flares. US House Democratic and Republican leaders accuse each other of inaction as oil prices climb toward $100/ bbl. Democrats remain committed to sweeping legislation that would encourage more domestic biofuels production, according to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Democrats are also reportedly writing a bill in secret that would further restrict access to domestic supplies and impose more taxes on production, which effectively would raise prices and increase dependence on imports.

THE REST OF THE YARN This month...What’s next for McCarthy and the Shamrock? In February 1953, after countless scouting expeditions to Nicaragua, Argentina and Guatemala, McCarthy announced he would finally launch a South American drilling program on a million acres he had leased in Bolivia. He tried to sound

NOVEMBER 2017

Under the certain direction of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, authorities apprehend at least 200 wealthy Saudis, including eleven members of the royal family, and confine them to a hotel in Riyadh. Prince Mohammed, the 32-year-old son of King Salman, is promoting economic and cultural reform, pressing overt confrontation with Iran, and leapfrogging cousins to become king-in-waiting. In the process, he consolidates power atop a ruling family estimated to have 15,000 members. Then there's the money, and according to an article in The Wall Street Journal, the Saudi government could confiscate assets worth as much as $800 billion from its new captives. West Virginia reaches a stunning agreement for China Energy Investment Corp. to invest as much as $82.7 billion in the state on shale gas and chemical manufacturing projects after Gov. Jim Justice and others objected when it looked as if federal trade officials had overlooked the Mountain State. President Trump intervened and stated that he truly wanted to do things to help West Virginia, given the nature of its declining coal industry, along with his desire to reduce the US trade deficit with China.

Light sweet crude: $57.05/bbl Natural gas: $3.18/MMbtu US active rig count: 907

excited about the venture, taking along Houston reporters to watch him begin drilling, but it felt like exile to him. His first three wells found natural gas, but McCarthy was soon obliged to shut down production, as Bolivia had no pipelines and thus no way to transport the gas. McCarthy fumed and was forced to wait for one to be built. Continued on next page...


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The Equitable, meanwhile, slowly broke apart his empire. It sold his oil fields and pipelines piece by piece over the next few years. In August 1954, it handed over management of the Shamrock to Hilton Hotels. A year later, Hilton bought out McCarthy’s redemption rights, severing his last ties to the Shamrock, which was renamed the Shamrock Hilton. Workers lowered the giant portrait of McCarthy in the lobby and replaced it with one of Conrad Hilton. It was the last most of Texas would see of McCarthy for a very long time. McCarthy himself, like a latter-day Butch Cassidy, disappeared into the wilds of Bolivia, vowing to return with a second fortune. For a long time the only indication he was even alive came in the odd stories that floated up from South America every few months, none of which, as with the case of an Ecuadoran doctor he attacked in a drunken rage on a flight to La Paz, suggested Glenn McCarthy was going gently into the night.

Next month... McCarthy makes a run at reclaiming his glory (raucous) days.

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HISTORY QUIZ What was the first South American country to report a true oil discovery, and in what field was it discovered? If you would like to participate in this month’s quiz, e-mail your answer to contest@spe.org by noon, November 15. The winner, who will be chosen randomly from all correct answers, will receive a $50 gift card to a nice restaurant (courtesy of the ProTechnics Division of Core Laboratories).

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

CHIEDOZIE (“DOZIE”) EKWERIBE How did you first get involved with SPE?

What is your REAL job and educational background?

I joined while doing my master’s program at the University of Oklahoma.

I'm currently the reservoir engineering supervisor for Chevron’s Permian assets in Texas. I hold an MS in chemical engineering from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas and an MS in petroleum engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

What SPE study groups, committees or volunteer events have you been involved in? I serve as the Chevron SPE ambassador and I'm the incoming chair on the SPE International Young Member Outstanding Service Awards Committee. I was very active in the SPE Delta section in New Orleans. After relocating to Houston, I joined the GCS Young Professionals board. I was inducted into the awards committee and have served as a committee member since 2018.

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

KIMBERLY SALINAS How did you first get involved with SPE? I joined SPE in 2014 when I began my master’s in petroleum engineering. I joined the YP board in 2017 and have been heavily involved ever since. What SPE study groups, committees or volunteer events have you been involved in? I serve as the chair for the YP board where I manage over 20 dedicated, diverse and determined individuals. What is your REAL job and educational background? I joined ING Capital in 2013 as a valuation engineer for their upstream energy group in Houston. The group provides financing in the form of

reserve-based lending to independents; engineers assist by determining commercial loan sizing based on the collateral. I studied chemical engineering at Texas A&M University and received a minor in chemistry from Texas A&M Qatar. What is your favorite thing about SPE? SPE is very multicultural. I really enjoy getting to learn about the different life experiences and perspectives of our diverse group of members.


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PERMIAN BASIN Detecting Induced Fractures Using Drilling Data This talk will describe a novel process that uses standard drilling data obtained during the drilling of an infill well to identify induced hydraulic fractures created during the stimulation of a legacy well. This method of detecting fractures involves analyzing the amount of energy expended during the drilling of an infill well. Areas that contain a localized depletion take slightly more energy to drill through versus the surrounding rocks. The talk will discuss multiple examples where this technique was used and explain some of the insights gained. It will also show how fracture interactions can be significantly mitigated through the understanding of these fracture locations.

KEVIN WUTHERICH

Kevin Wutherich has 22 years of experience as an operator and in the service industry. Prior to joining Drill2Frac, he was the director of completions at Rice Energy. He previously held multiple positions at Schlumberger that spanned multiple countries. Wutherich is the lead inventor on seven patents related to fracturing procedures and tools and has authored numerous publications. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT How New Technology Can Create Cost Savings for the Repair of Downhole Tools In the current cost-sensitive environment, any opportunity to reduce the costs of services and equipment in the upstream oil and gas industry is important. One way this can be achieved is through new technology that provides alternative solutions to common problems. Using an innovative new welding method, downhole tools including workstring tubing and drill pipe can now be repaired rather than discarded, providing significant cost savings to operators and pipe owners. In addition, the same welding process can be used to better protect downhole tools and prevent wear in the first place.

AUSTIN J. WELLS

After acting as an expert witness and consultant for failure analyses in the oil and gas industry for six years, Wells joined Arnco Technology in 2018. As director of quality and technology at Arnco, Wells oversees all innovation efforts and research and development projects. He received his BS in materials science and engineering from the University of Florida. He is also a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas and has one pending patent.

NOVEMBER 2020

EVENT INFO

WHEN Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm

SPEAKER Kevin Wutherich Chief Technology Officer Drill2Frac

WEBINAR CONTACT Samaneh Soroush samaneh.sorouh19@gmail.com

REGISTER ONLINE

EVENT INFO

WHEN Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:30am – 1:00pm

SPEAKER Austin J. Wells, P.E. Director of Quality & Technology Arnco Technology

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

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NORTHSIDE The Rebuilding of the American Oilfield After suffering the harshest collapse of the global oilfield in a lifetime (or maybe ever), the industry has set about rebuilding itself, first in the US, then around the world. Richard Spears will present a timeline for recovery in drilling, completion and production products and services.

RICHARD SPEARS

With an engineering degree from Oklahoma State University and graduate work in industrial engineering, Richard Spears has worked for 40 years in the upstream oil and gas industry, starting as a field engineer with Halliburton. Today, Spears is one of the managing directors of Spears & Associates, an oilfield market research firm founded in 1965 that now has more than 350 clients worldwide. Spears is a 35-year member of SPE.

NOVEMBER 2020

EVENT INFO

WHEN Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm

SPEAKER Richard Spears Vice President Spears and Associates

WEBINAR CONTACT David Traugott- 936-777-6204 david.traugott@nov.com

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COMPLETIONS AND PRODUCTION Digitizing Wellbore with Permanent Reservoir Monitoring and Flow Control New technologies for permanent monitoring of pressure, temperature, and distributed temperature and acoustic data have created a step change in hydrocarbon asset management, especially when combined with the range of choices available for downhole flow control. The next step of rapid automated downhole control for production optimization is now a reality. With the right technology, hybrid data analytics and model-based workflows can significantly enhance production while minimizing interventions. The digital evolution of the past decade will be discussed and several case studies presented, encompassing a wide range of applications and well types. The economic value of digital wells will be demonstrated, along with an analysis of the savings generated by deploying intelligent completions in various well profiles.

VARMA GOTTUMUKKALA - DISTINGUISHED LECTURER

Varma Gottumukkala is a principal production and reservoir engineer with Schlumberger in Houston. He has a master's degree in petroleum engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and more than 17 years of oilfield experience in numerous countries, including Algeria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the US. His main areas of focus are artificial lift, intelligent completions, production, reservoir engineering and digital oil fields.

EVENT INFO

WHEN Wednesday, November 11, 2020 12:00pm – 3:00pm

SPEAKER Varma Gottumukkala (Distinguished Lecturer) Digital Manager, Completions Schlumberger

WEBINAR EVENT CONTACT Priyavrat Shukla - 405-496-0452 pshukla5@slb.com

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GENERAL MEETING STUDY GROUP PROFESSIONAL LUNCHEON The Texas Railroad Commission Today Commissioner Christi Craddick will address the opportunities for the Texas oil and gas industry in the coming year. She will highlight record production numbers, employment and tax revenues over the past year and the economic impact Texas oil and gas producers make. She will also talk about the Railroad Commission of Texas and efforts she has undertaken to modernize the agency and make it more efficient through the Oilfield Relief Initiative. Finally, Commissioner Craddick will touch on international trade and the importance of the state's infrastructure, including our ports, roads and pipelines.

CHRISTI CRADDICK

Christi Craddick is one of three commissioners of the Texas Railroad Commission. Since 2012, Craddick has pushed to modernize the RRC and has proven that sensible regulations can foster innovation and solidify Texas’s leadership in the energy sector. As an attorney, Craddick specialized in oil and gas, water, tax issues, electric deregulation and environmental policy. She earned her bachelor’s degree and JD from The University of Texas at Austin.

NOVEMBER 2020

EVENT INFO

WHEN Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:30am – 1:00pm

SPEAKER Christi Craddick Commissioner Texas Railroad Commission

WEBINAR EVENT CONTACT Barry Faulkner - 281-627-8790 barryf1944@gmail.com

EVENT PRICING Webinar: $20

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE SPE-GCS BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

An SPE-GCS general membership vote for a proposed amendment to the SPEGCS Bylaws will be conducted during the November 12, 2020 General Meeting Study Group professional luncheon. General members are encouraged to attend and participate.

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RESERVOIR Digitization, Collaboration and Flexibility in a Dynamic Future Woodside’s journey in seeking out the right recipe for maximizing productivity through, collaboration and technology in a time of great uncertainty.

BEN SELLERS

Ben Sellers is currently a reservoir engineering technology lead at Woodside Energy, focused on finding integrated digital technology solutions to complex multi domain problems.

NOVEMBER 2020

EVENT INFO

WHEN Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:30am -1:00pm

SPEAKER Ben Sellers Reservoir Engineering Team Lead Woodside Energy

WEBINAR CONTACT Lotanna Ohazuruike o.lotanna@outlook.com

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT What’s Next? Hottake Musings with David Ramsden-Wood 2020 has been a busy year, with COVID-19, the oil price crash, wildfires and the presidential election. David Ramsden-Wood, renowned blogger, oil and gas enthusiast, and cofounder of OneEnergy Partners, will provide his unvarnished perspective on the state of the economy, the health of the industry and the election’s impact on the oil and gas industry going forward. Join SPE-BD to hear more about energy, the economy and the coronavirus.

DAVID RAMSDEN-WOOD

David Ramsden-Wood is the founder of #hottakeoftheday and the former COO of OneEnergy Partners. Ramsden-Wood worked with Anadarko and Enerplus in business development, strategy, and operations and management roles prior to cofounding OneEnergy Partners. He has a chemical engineering degree from the University of Calgary and an MBA from Cornell University. His #hottakeoftheday is seen by over 30,000 industry professionals each day and provides an unvarnished perspective on what's happening and what’s coming. EVENT SPONSOR:

EVENT INFO

WHEN Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:30pm – 5:00pm

SPEAKER David Ramsden-Wood Founder Hotttakeoftheday (Podcast & Blog)

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

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NOVEMBER 2020

WESTSIDE Practical Design Considerations for Stage Length, Perforation Clusters and Limited Entry Pressure Intensities This presentation will discuss design considerations, field trials and completion interdependencies associated with stage length, perforation clusters and limited entry pressures. A reversal of the decade-long trend of reducing stage length and perforation spacing in favor of extending stage lengths will be discussed, along with the relative merits of aggressive limited entry (XLE) as an enabler for successful extended stage length applications. Data from integrated applications of field trials, stimulation distribution diagnostics and well performance analyses for wells in the Permian Delaware Basin Wolfcamp will be included. The discussion will conclude with an assessment of future opportunities for the extension of stage length dimensions.

PAUL HUCKABEE

Paul Huckabee has over 40 years of industry experience in completions, stimulation design and optimization, and production engineering, as well as extensive experience with hydraulic fracture stimulation design and execution. Huckabee is currently the principal wells engineer and completions engineering advisor for Shell’s unconventional wells theme office. He holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from LSU.

DATA ANALYTICS Data Analytics as Key to Digital Transformation: Case Studies from the Energy Industry The Energy industry needs to constantly adapt to the quickly changing business landscape. The companies are betting on digital transformation as a way to innovate and grow. This webinar event will feature two technical talks demonstrating data analytics as a key ingredient to delivering improved productivity and higher efficiency. The talks will be followed by a virtual networking opportunity.

SHANE J. PROCHNOW

PRASHANT MEHROTRA

EVENT INFO

WHEN Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm

SPEAKER Paul Huckabee Principal Wells Engineer and Completions Engineering Advisor Shell

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

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EVENT INFO

WHEN Thursday, November 19, 2020 5:00pm – 6:30pm

SPEAKERS Shane J. Prochnow Digital Geology Advisor Chevon Technology CenterSub-Surface Innovation Lab Prashant Mehrotra, Partner Boston Consulting Group

WEBINAR CONTACTS EVENT SPONSOR:

Pushpesh Sharma s.pushpesh@gmail.com

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NOVEMBER 2020

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Past Scholarship Winner: Jessica Kurtz 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 Jessica Kurtz's story:

"The SPE scholarship was a key pivot point in setting the direction of my future career. " The SPE scholarship was a key pivot point in setting the direction of my future career. I was offered an internship at a local oil and gas company prior to starting university, which exposed me to field visits, logs and well histories. In my first few weeks on campus, several companies offered me internships for the following summer. This interest in my future and the new experiences I gained learning about the industry had a profound impact on me and set me on the course I'm on today.

I have worked at BP since graduation. My career has afforded me opportunities to deepen my knowledge as a reservoir engineer, broadening into agility, new technology and global production performance. I have always tried to take on projects and roles that broaden my perspective, including obtaining my Texas professional engineering license in 2008, taking on leadership positions in BP’s Diversity and Inclusion organization, and obtaining an LEAD certificate through Stanford University. I have been an SPE member since receiving the scholarship award, as I believe it’s important to always be learning and to stay up to date on the industry.

CAREER OVERVIEW • Performance Director, Reservoir Developments, BP • University of Texas, BS, Petroleum Engineering

I would tell today’s scholarship students to keep an open mind, keep building technical experience and continue innovating. The industry has never been more open to change and forward thinking, presenting a unique and rewarding experience to make a huge difference in global energy solutions.

CONTRIBUTE TO THE SPE-GCS SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND TODAY! Gulf Coast Section

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CONTINUING EDUCATION Coiled Tubing Operations & Advancements In this accelerated coiled tubing course, attendees will learn about all aspects of a coiled tubing operation, including the equipment used, string materials used and key parameters affecting its life. The presentation will also include a brief overview of conventional applications such as clean-outs, matrix stimulation and nitrogen-pumping, among others. The second half of the training will focus on today’s most widely used application, plug milling. Attendees will learn the correlation between well completion, string design and bottom hole assembly, as well as the fluid types used. These key points will then be put into practice, as the course will allow students free access to job design case studies via a proprietary web-based coiled tubing software. Key takeaways from this practical session include a full understanding of the main two challenges faced today, i.e., string fatigue and extended reach efficiency.

CARLOS A. TORRES

NOVEMBER 2020

EVENT INFO

WHEN Thursday, November 12, 2020 8:00am – 12:00pm

SPEAKER Carlos Torres Founder and Owner Royal Oaks Energy Services

WEBINAR CONTACT John Jackson jjackson@cudd.com

Carlos A. Torres is the founder and owner of Royal Oaks Energy Services, a company focused on technical and business consulting in well intervention and production enhancement. Torres also serves as a business development advisor to various companies in the industry. EVENT SPONSOR:

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MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MIT) MiT Seminar Series #52: Joint Meeting with the SPE Petro-Tech Study Group Co-Hosted with AAPG The SPE Members in Transition Seminar Series is designed to include a selection of topics of interest to SPE members who are transitioning between jobs during the current industry downturn or looking for new career opportunities. This month’s meeting will be held via webinar. Please see the link below to register.

PROGRAM 1: HOW TO PROTECT, MANAGE AND INVEST YOUR MONEY IN COVID-19 TIMES A practical approach on what to do today!

DANTE CROSA

Dante Crosa is a registered investment advisor and financial strategist with more than 15 years of experience in financial planning, investments, risk management, retirement, annuities and insurance. He also has 15 years of experience as a project engineer, providing the vantage point of someone who understands industry challenges and how to take address them. Crosa has a BS in industrial engineering from Universidad del Zulia.

PROGRAM 2: SO, YOU THINK YOU MIGHT WANT TO APPLY TO BUSINESS SCHOOL? There are a plethora of business schools and formats from which to choose, including part time, online and full time. It can be hard to not only choose a format, but also to learn how to navigate the application process, which is why there is a multi-million-dollar MBA admissions consulting market. This presentation will outline considerations to think about when choosing a business school program, walk attendees through the application process and give an overview of helpful resources.

NOVEMBER 2020

EVENT INFO

WHEN Friday, November 13, 2020 11:00am –1:30pm

SPEAKERS Dante Crosa Registered Investment Advisor Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc. Lori Harrington Managing Partner Diapente Capital

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

EVENT PRICING Members: $15

Non-Members: $25

Students/MiT/Retired SPE: $10 Walk-ins: $25

LORI HARRINGTON

Lori Harrington worked for eight years as a facility engineer with Chevron before applying to business school in the fall of 2017. She graduated from Harvard Business School in the spring of 2020 and has since founded Diapente Capital, a search fund. As the managing partner, she is responsible for the identification, acquisition and operation of the acquired company. Harrington holds a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Florida.

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SPORTING CLAYS SPE-GCS 20th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! We have spoken with Westside Sporting Grounds and they are taking precautionary measures during this time (i.e. staff wearing PPE, hand washing stations, tables spaced, sanitized carts) in order to ensure everyone’s safety. They informed us that their attendance has bounced back with full rosters for their recent events. The 20th annual SPE-GCS Sporting Clays Tournament and Annual Food Frenzy will now be held this fall! Last year, this SPE-GCS tradition generated more than $40,000 in revenue, with profits going directly to the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund and $5,000 to the Bright Light Foundation. It is only with the support of SPE-GCS members and organizations that this event is possible. Last year, we raffled a Browning Citori 12-gauge and a Browning Maxus and had drawings for five ARs!

NOVEMBER 2020

EVENT INFO

WHEN Friday, November 6, 2020 8:00am Check-In

LOCATION Westside Sporting Grounds 10120 Pattison Road Katy, TX 77493

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

Entry cost is $900 per four-man team and includes a 100-round course, ammunition, a four-person cart and a shooter gift. Registration is $800 if you provide your own cart. Please help make the 2020 tournament a success by supporting a team, purchasing a sponsorship or donating door prizes or entry gifts. Visit spegcs.org/events/register/5677/pre/ for pricing and registration information. We look forward to seeing everyone on November 6!

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ELECTRIC SUBMERSIBLE PUMP (ESP) SYMPOSIUM 2021 Electric Submersible Pump Symposium The SPE Gulf Coast Section 2021 Electric Submersible Pumps Symposium brings together some of the foremost ESP technical experts from around the world. Make a Plan to Maximize the Benefits of 21ESPS The Organizing and Technical Program committees have been busy working on plans for the 2021 ESP Symposium. Take a look at some of the features and events that can help you plan and maximize the benefits of participating in this great event.

NOVEMBER 2020

EVENT INFO

WHEN May 10-14, 2021 8:00am – 5:00pm

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Shauna Noonan 2019 - 2020 SPE President

LOCATION Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities Are Now Open! Give your organization maximum exposure to an audience of E&P professionals through one of our many sponsorship and advertising opportunities. Organization Exhibits ESPS offers an excellent opportunity to showcase your products and services to a knowledgeable audience ready to see the latest technologies and products relating to ESP’s. World Class Technical Program We had a tremendous response to the call for papers that has translated to a highquality technical program. Continuing Education We are planning for three excellent continuing education courses to help you expand your ESP knowledge. Special Events Technical demonstrations, break-out sessions and networking events are among some of the special events being planned. Have Fun! Plan to join in the fun at our golf tournament to round out the week’s activities. You can find all the up-to-date details on the event website. Click on Event Info.

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

EVENT SCHEDULE May 10, 2021 Continuing Education Classes May 10, 2021 Evening Welcome Reception & Exhibition May 11 – 13, 2021 Technical Program & Exhibition May 14, 2021 ESP Symposium Golf Tournament

CONTACT EVENT CHAIR

Lissett Barrios - 281-725-3997 lissett.barrios@shell.com SPONSORSHIPS / EXHIBITS

Cheri Vetter Wilke - 713-416-8549 cheri.wilke@borets.com

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NOVEMBER 2020

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY Past & Upcoming Activities Recap Data Analytics and Diversity & Inclusion Committees The Data Analytics and the Diversity and Inclusion committees are recently established groups of TAMU-SPE. The Data Analytics Committee aims to expose students to current trends in data analytics practices and data-driven decision making in the energy industry. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee was initiated to promote and facilitate diversity, inclusion, access and equal opportunity for all. With the formations of these new committees, we would like to invite interested companies and professionals to collaborate with our student chapter through webinars, workshops, software training or other programs that align with each committee. Feel free to reach out to Venkata Chavali (venkata.b.chavali@tamu.edu) for further information on our Data Analytics Committee and Tara Ruth (tor@tamu.edu) to learn more about the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Mentorship Opportunity Are you interested in mentoring our student members? Our mentorship program is currently looking for interested industry professionals who are willing to share insightful industry experience and words of advice with our members on resumes, networking, internships, job searches and careers. The mentorship program will be conducted remotely through Discord. If you are interested in taking part in this mentorship program, please fill out the Google form. If you have any questions regarding this program, please reach out to Andrew Smith (ags2021@tamu.edu). Mentorship opportunity form Technical Exhibition and Networking Event The TAMU-SPE Conference Committee would like to invite interested professionals and companies to participate in the upcomining Technical Exhibition and Networking Event, scheduled for early next spring. The technical exhibition session is aimed at showcasing current leading technologies, while the professional networking event aims to guide students and young professionals to learn about various career paths in the petroleum industry. If you would like to collaborate with us on this event, please reach out to Debora Martogi (demartog@tamu.edu). Fall Technical Talks, Webinars and Recruitment Our student chapter would like to offer thanks for the continued industry support we've received this summer, despite the ongoing pandemic. We would like to acknowledge several industry professionals and companies for sharing

their expertise and bringing insightful information and discussions to our student members. We value your time and contributions to educating our members. • IHS Markit – Dr. Alireza Haghihat and Mr. James Ewert Topic: IHS Harmony Virtual Workshop Series • KAPPA Topic: Emeraude • Tudor, Pickering, Holt, & Co – Mr. Layne French Topic: General Meeting • West Virginia University & Intelligent Solutions, Inc. – Dr. Shahab D. Mohaghegh Topic: Petroleum Data Analytics (PDA) • ARIES – Mr. David Wysocki Topic: Petroleum Economics and Reserves Analysis Using ARIES • Endeavor Energy Resources – Ms. Yogashri Pradhan Topic: Endeavor Energy Resources Informationals and Internship Recruitment • Fieldwood Energy Corporation – Mr. Gary Mitchell Topic: Hurricane Impact & Preparedness If you are interested in collaborating with our student chapter, please do not hesitate to reach out to Julie Nguyen (ahn_tamu@tamu.edu) and Keaton Upshaw (tamu.spe. vpe@gmail.com). Publication Contact: Debora Martogi (demartog@tamu.edu) TAMU SPE Website: spe.tamu.edu

STUDENT CHAPTER DIRECTORY HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE Marian Kahlia Gager

RICE UNIVERSITY Yali Li: xd6@rice.edu

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

Dean Murphy: deanmurphyiii@tamu.edu

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

Lotanna Vitus Ohazuruike: president.uhspe@gmail.com

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M Au Myia C Collins

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NOVEMBER 2020

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Past & Upcoming Activities Recap Halma Future Leaders Information Session UH-SPE collaborated with American Rock Mechanics Association to host the Halma Future Leaders information session. The event gave students the opportunity to learn and apply for the Halma Future Leaders Program. Petrel Shale Fundamentals Trainings UH-SPE collaborated with Schlumberger to present its Petrel Shale Fundamentals Trainings. Students had the opportunity to utilize optimized designs that take into account both geological design and uncertainties to maximize a well test. ExxonMobil Career Talk UH-SPE hosted a career talk presented by ExxonMobil about the company's ambitions and culture. Students had the opportunity to network with company representatives. The Application of Machine Learning Webinar UH-SPE collaborated with EC to present a webinar on "The Application of Machine Learning and Data Analytics to Select Petroleum Engineering Problems." Students learned about the fusion of data analytics and content knowledge, use cases and deployment, and lessons learned. UH-SPE Women in Energy Panel Discussion UH-SPE hosted the UH-SPE Women in Energy fall panel session where students got to ask important questions and hear from professionals about their experiences in the energy industry. Fiscal Systems Design and E&P Economics: Does Mutuality of Interest Matter? The Field-to-Futures Lecture Series 2, presented by Wumi Iledare, covered how business deals between companies and governments are negotiated. Baker Hughes Information Session UH-SPE collaborated with Baker Hughes to organize an information session for our members. Students were able to meet and network with company representatives and submit their resume to be considered for Baker Hughes's internships and full-time positions. Houston Botanic Garden UH-SPE is proud to provide all its members with volunteer opportunities at Houston Botanic Gardens.

UH-SPE STEM at Home Contest UH-SPE started its STEM at Home Contest in which UH- and non-UH-SPE members alike have an opportunity to create a 10-minute experiment that thoroughly explains a STEM concept that can be understood by kindergarteners through middle schoolers. Shell Information Session UH-SPE collaborated with EC to host an information session presented by Shell where students learned more about Shell and met the company's representatives. Students gained inside knowledge of the company and were able to ask questions regarding the recruitment process. Endeavor Energy Resources Information Session UH-SPE hosted an information session with Endeavor Energy Resources where students had the opportunity to meet and network with company representatives and ask questions regarding the recruitment process. UH-SPE Machine Learning Competition UH-SPE hosted the Machine Learning Competition in which competitors from the Machine Learning Bootcamp presented their best projects to industry professionals to receive feedback. Preparing for the Upturn: Resume Best Practices for Oil and Gas UH-SPE partnered with Rico Editorial Services to present “Preparing for the Upturn: Resume Best Practices for Oil and Gas Professionals." Dr. Amanda Rico guided students on how to build, edit and improve their resume. Upcoming Events • Technical Writing Workshop • Introduction to Digital Twins for Oil and Gas Applications, presented by Kongsberg • Houston Food Bank Volunteering


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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON UH-SPE Golf Tournament Please join us for the UH-SPE Student Chapter Golf Tournament. Individual rates, team rates and sponsorship opportunities are available. Friends and family are welcome and golf attire is required.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Title Sponsor: $3,000 • Company name on all advertisements, including website and banners • Team player (4 players) included Silver Sponsor: $1,500

• Personalized gift with company logo • Team player (4 players) included Gold Sponsor: $2,000

• Lunch sponsor plus an additional sponsorship from a food vendor • Team player (4 players) included Bronze Sponsor: $1,000

• 18th hole sponsor plus a gift for each player • Team player (4 players) included Drink Sponsor: $500 Hat Sponsor: $500 Cooker/Hole Sponsor: $250

NOVEMBER 2020

EVENT INFO

WHEN Monday, November 23, 2020

LOCATION Hearthstone Country Club 7615 Ameswood Road Houston, TX 77095

EVENT PRICING Individual: $150 4-Player Team: $500

CONTACT General Questions:

Trevor Eustaquio - 832-998-5842 fundraising.uhspe@gmail.com Sponsorship Questions:

Erica Esatyana - 346-330-8905 treasurer.uhspe@gmail.com

ADVISORY BOARD James Barry Education Chair 2020-21 SPE-GCS Robin Smith Golf Tournament Lead SPE-GCS

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2020-2021 GULF COAST SECTION

Board of Directors CHAIR

Simeon Eburi, Chevron spegcschair@gmail.com

VICE CHAIR

PROGRAMS

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

VICE PROGRAMS

Nii Nunoo, KPMG nnunoo@kpmg.com

Bharath Rajappa, ConocoPhillips bharath.rajappa@ conocophillips.com

PAST CHAIR/ ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Gabby Morrow, Ryder Scott gabrielle_morrow@ryderscott.com

SECRETARY

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

TREASURER

Reza Safari, Weatherford reza.safari@weatherford.com

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

DIRECTORS AT LARGE 2020 – 2021

Leslie Malone lesleahmalone@gmail.com

Committee Chairs AWARDS BANQUET

NOVEMBER 2020

MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MIT) Yetunde Okediji yetunde.okediji@gmail.com

NEWSLETTER

Sarah Sameei editor@spegcs.org

SCHOLARSHIP

Eric Robken, Ashland Global erobken@ashlandinvest.com

SPORTING CLAYS

Prue Smith, BP pruee.smith@bp.com

WEB TECHNOLOGY

Lindsey Newsome Newsome Marketing Group lindseynewsome@gmail.com

Sally Ebrahimzadeh, Triple Five Energy Resources sallyz@t5energy.com

CISH

COMMUNITY SERVICES

IN-CLASS STEM TUTORING

Antonio Lazo, Chevron antonio.lazo@chevron.com

Richard Murphy stancal@windstream.net

CAREER MANAGEMENT

ESP SYMPOSIUM

SOCIAL MEDIA

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

Davis Scott, Schlumberger daviswsd@gmail.com

COMMUNICATIONS

GOLF CHAIR

WOMEN IN ENERGY (WIN)

VICE TREASURER

Bill Davis bdavis0819@gmail.com

Board Committee Chairs John Jackson, Cudd Energy Services jjackson30180@cudd.com

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

EDUCATION

James Barry, Turbo Chem jbarry@turbochem.com

Marc Davis, Champions Cinco Pipe mdavis@ccpipellc.com

INNOVATE!

Elizabeth Cambre, Tendeka elizabeth.cambre@tendeka.com

MEMBERSHIP

Lisa Li, Houston EP yuli2008@comcast.net

Misael Uribe misaelub@yahoo.com

Kristine Kuse, Oxy kristine_kuse@oxy.com


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

Thomas Belsha, Grenadier Energy TBelsha@grenadierenergy.com

COMPLETIONS & PRODUCTION

NOVEMBER 2020

PERMIAN BASIN

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

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

RESERVOIR

Newsletter Committee CHAIR

Sarah Sameei editor@spegcs.org

AD SALES

Kristen Washam kwasham@spe.org

BOARD LIAISON

Kanat Iskaliyev, Liberty Oilfield Services kanat.iskaliyev@libertyfrac.com

Jody Mahoney, BHP jody.mahoney@bhp.com

COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD)

WATER & WASTE MANAGEMENT

NEWSLETTER DESIGN

WESTSIDE

SPE-GCS Office

Madhusuden Agrawal, BP madhusuden.agrawal@bp.com

DATA ANALYTICS

Sarath Ketineni, Chevron sarath.ketineni@chevron.com

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Chris Lenzsch, Dell Technologies chris.lenzsch@dell.com

DRILLING

Mohammed Dooply, Schlumberger mdooply@slb.com

GENERAL MEETING

Robert Saucedo, SLC Technologies robertsaucedo@gmail.com

HSSE & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Angelo Pinheiro, Marathon Oil abpinheiro@marathonoil.com

Kelly Steinberg, Test America kelly.steinberg@ testamericainc.com

Derek Key, Core Lab derek.key@corelab.com

Alexsandra Martinez adinorah.martinez@gmail.com

DesignGood kristie@designgood.com

GULF COAST SECTION ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE Kristen Washam kwasham@spe.org

HOURS & LOCATION

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

CONTACT

T 713 779 9595 F 713 779 4216 For comments, contribution or delivery problems, contact: spe-gcs@spe.org

INTERNATIONAL

Pablo Perez, Bardasz pablo.perez@bardasz.com

NORTHSIDE

Taylor Butler, Southwestern Energy taylor_butler@swn.com

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