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OCTOBER FEATURES

SPE GULF COAST SECTION

Career Development Series – Data Science and Analytics DATA ANALYTICS

OCTOBER 2019

Fall 2019 Oil & Gas Experienced Professionals Hiring Event

Emerging Engineers Symposium 2019: Energy, The Next Episode

MEMBERS IN TRANSITION

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS


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CONTENTS

OCTOBER 2019

In Every Issue

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

CHAIR’S CORNER Gabrielle Morrow

Water Infrastructure: Finding Opportunities and Overcoming Obstacles

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10/16/19

CALENDAR October 2019

WESTSIDE

MEMBERSHIP REPORT August 2019

Cement System Provides Effective Zonal Isolation in Horizontal Wellbores

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10/16/19

MIT 10/15/19 Fall 2019 Oil & Gas Experienced Professionals Hiring Event

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

10/26/19 & 10/27/19 19  Volunteer Event – Rebuilding

Together Houston 2019

WOMEN IN ENERGY (WIN)

RESERVOIR

1/31/20 19  SAVE THE DATE!

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NORTHSIDE

Special Events YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Study Groups

Optimizing Unconventional Completion Designs: A New Approach

THEN & NOW Buddy Woodroof

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT Dr. W S (Bill) Huang Jesma Mohan

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

10/27/19 12 Buckskin Deepwater Development

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10/22/19

COMPLETIONS & PRODUCTION

10/3/19 10/23/19 08 13  Blockchain Network: What Does  Making Every Child Well

It Mean to You?

HSSE-SR

Outperform Its Parent Well

WATER & WASTE MANAGEMENT

10/8/19 10/23/19 09  Contractor Life Critical Training 14  TCEQ Water Quality Division's and Tracking System Improvements

GENERAL MEETING

10/10/19 10  Reducing Risk and Improving OPEX through Laboratory Analysis

DATA ANALYTICS

10/14/19 10  Career Development Series –

Data Science and Analytics

Update on Oil and Gas Wastewater, Inclusive of Changes in Regulations and Agency Responsibilities

Committees MIT & PETRO-TECH

Annual Congress

10/17/19 20  Emerging Engineers Symposium

2019: Energy, The Next Episode

INNOVATE

12/3/19 20  SAVE THE DATE!

How to Start an E&P Company

DATA ANALYTICS

4/2/20 21  Data Science Convention 2020 (DSC20)

Directory

23 2019–2020 Directory

10/4/19 15  Seminar Series #39: Joint Meeting

with SPE Petro-Tech Study Group

WOMEN IN ENERGY (WIN)

10/22/19 16  Effective Negotiation

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING – OCTOBER 17

SPE-GCS@SPE.ORG


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CHAIR’S CORNER

OCTOBER 2019

GABRIELLE MORROW 2019-2020 SPE-GCS Chair Energy Dot I would like to congratulate the Energy Dot committee on their tremendously successful Leadership Summit. Due to the adaptation and evolutions of technologies, there are many synergies between Silicon Valley, finance, academia and the oil and gas industry. The Energy Dot leadership team believed it would be a great initiative to have top executives from these sectors share their expertise and work together to help solve the world’s energy problems. Energy Dot inspired us to embrace current cultural and technical advancement from other industries. It provided a showcase on how we can work together to build a solid foundation for a promising career in the energy sector. It isn’t just about oil and gas. It’s about meeting all of the energy demands of the future, from all sides of energy production. The leaders of the Energy Dot committee saw a way to bring the energy industry together. I am amazed at what they accomplished in their inaugural event and I look forward to seeing what they bring to the table next year.

Leadership Energy Dot is a classic example of great leadership – and great leadership is hard to find. We know what it looks like when we see it, yet leadership isn’t something that’s usually taught in school. Instead, it’s something we either learn on the job or see in somebody else and try to emulate. How often do we find a solution to the problems we’re facing in our business, yet run into poor leadership that prevents us from fixing the problem? How many companies lose good employees and revenue every year because the right leadership isn’t in the right place? Leadership is not easy. Like anything else worth having, it comes with experience. One of the best examples of leadership I have found comes from a man named Bob Prosen. Bob has helped many international companies change their corporate structure and culture through leadership. In his book Kiss Theory Goodbye, Bob gives stepby-step instructions on what good leadership looks like. He then translates that good leadership into how to run a successful business. I encourage anyone who is interested in becoming a better leader to read Bob’s book. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to be a great leader. You have to be efficient. You have to be fair. You have to hire people who are smarter than you are. And above all else, you have to practice what you preach. Until next month, Gabrielle Morrow

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OCTOBER CALENDAR

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• Research & Development

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09 • Business Development

• Board of Directors Meeting

• Westside

• Emerging Engineers Symposium

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• Young Professionals

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10.15.19 MIT OIL & GAS EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS HIRING EVENT 10.17.19 YP EMERGING ENGINEERS SYMPOSIUM 2019:

Upcoming Special Events Mark Your Calendars

ENERGY, THE NEXT EPISODE 10.22.19 WOMEN IN ENERGY: EFFECTIVE NEGOTIATION

10.24.19 DEEP LEARNING WORKSHOP (NVIDIA CERTIFIED) 1.31.20 WOMEN IN ENERGY: ANNUAL CONGRESS 4.2.20 DATA SCIENCE CONVENTION ’20


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MEMBERSHIP REPORT

Membership Through July 2019

5+21+866

870 NEW PROFESSIONALS 2,887 LAPSED PROFESSIONALS 967 RENEWED STUDENTS

12,352 PROFESSIONALS RENEWED

TOTAL MEMBERSHIP 20,500

July 2019 Membership: 13,319

Board of Directors Meeting

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

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

WHEN October 17, 7:30 – 10:30am WHERE SPE Houston Office:

Study Group Pricing

2019–20

2017–18

2016–17

Current Membership Trends

Unless specified separately in the registration website:

10777 Westheimer Rd, Ste 1075 Houston, TX 77042

R.S.V. P. Kristen Washam

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

MEMBERS: $45/$55 Walk-in NON-MEMBERS: $55 STUDENTS/MiT/Retired SPE: $20 WEBINAR: $20

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

OCTOBER 2019

THEN & NOW OCTOBER 1969

The loosely formed Federation of Arab Emirates will take another stab at consolidating Bahrain, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras al-Khaimah, Ajman, Umm al-Qaiwain and Fujairah into a united governmental entity with a capital, president and percentage representation of each state in its government. U.S. drilling continues to ride its best surge in 10 years, thanks largely to new activity in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Kansas.

U.S. active rig count: 1,220

OCTOBER 1990

Exxon files claims against the US Coast Guard to recover costs of the Exxon Valdez tanker spill in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, claiming Coast Guard negligence was partly to blame. Mining Kuwait’s oil fields, Saddam Hussein takes the first step towards implementation of his threat to destroy oil production facilities in the Persian Gulf if his forces in Kuwait are attacked.

WTI crude: $36.83/bbl U.S. active rig count: 1,056

OCTOBER 2009

Argentina’s secretary of energy approves the first contract to Apache Corp under an incentive program to encourage development of unconventional natural gas reservoirs. ExxonMobil announces its first entry into Ghana by reaching an agreement to buy a stake in the Jubilee offshore oil field from Kosmos Energy in a transaction reportedly worth $4 billion.

Light sweet crude: $75.74/bbl Natural gas: $4.63/MMbtu U.S. active rig count: 1,040

THE REST OF THE YARN This month, we continue our look back at the rise and fall of wildcatter Glenn McCarthy, as he seeks relief from mounting financial pressures in bottles of bourbon. McCarthy had a two-step solution for his financial woes, namely: 1) bourbon, and 2) night after night of drunken revelry. And when McCarthy drank, he fought. A Houston radio announcer sued him for $87,000 for punching him at a party. McCarthy engaged a 26-yearold Hollywood producer in a wild early-morning melee inside the Cork Club. The producer was in the

club on McCarthy’s invitation and was thus surprised when McCarthy accused him of insulting behavior and punched him. When McCarthy found himself on the losing end of the melee, four burly Shamrock waiters came to his rescue and managed to chase the producer out of the club. One of the strangest fracases occurred when McCarthy wagered $1,500 on a Texas A&M football game, but there was a mix-up, as the bookie thought McCarthy had bet on the loser rather than the winner. Upon summoning the bookie, the resulting discussion soon led to incriminatory accusations, at which point the new King of Texas launched himself onto his adversary and the fists began to fly. The incident led to a set of nasty headlines and another lawsuit, this time with

claims that McCarthy held the bookie hostage at the hotel for two days. Through it all, McCarthy’s finances continued to deteriorate. When questioned about his loan defaults and declining investments, McCarthy laughed off the questions, but signs of his distress were evident. In short order, he sold the Shell building, closed the chemical plant and the Detroit steel plant. He tried to sell the New Ulm field to Howard Hughes but couldn’t.

Next month, McCarthy seeks financial relief at the highest levels.


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BUDDY WOODROOF

HISTORY QUIZ What Bakken field was the site of the play’s first horizontal well? If you would like to participate in this month’s quiz, e-mail your answer to contest@spe.org by noon, October 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 SEPTEMBER'S QUIZ

The UT grad whose meteoric rise in Texas state politics came crashing down when he was unjustly associated with the Houston scandal known as “Sharpstown” was Ben Barnes.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO SEPTEMBER’S WINNER, Nathan Meehan with Gaffney, Cline & Associates.

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

OCTOBER 2019

DR. W S (BILL) HUANG How did you first get involved with SPE? I became a member of SPE in 1969, two years after I was employed by Texaco Research Laboratories as a senior chemical engineer – and when I realized I would have a career in petroleum engineering. What SPE study groups, committees, or volunteer events have you been involved in? I presented my first paper at an SPE meeting in Singapore in 1984. Since then, I’ve served on numerous program committees for SPE conferences and on the SPE Editorial Review Committee.

What is your current role with SPE? I currently serve as an editor on the SPE journal committee, reviewing manuscripts for potential publications. What is your REAL job and educational background? I earned my PhD in chemical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and Texaco trained me to become a petroleum engineer. What is your favorite thing about SPE? Getting involved with SPE was a wise decision, as it helped enrich my professional life, which lasted for 46 years.

JESMA MOHAN How did you first get involved with SPE?

What is your current role with SPE?

I originally got involved with SPE in 2008 through my campus chapter at West Virginia University, and I’ve been an active member ever since. I recently began attending YP and CS volunteering events, and this year I am the treasurer for community service.

What is your REAL job and educational background?

What SPE study groups, committees, or volunteer events have you been involved in? I have been mainly involved in community service. I have also been volunteering for various activities with SPE, such as student chapter judge, career advisor, SPE-GCS paper presentation judge and ambassador lecturer.

I am a community service treasurer.

I am a lead commercialization production engineer with Schlumberger. I earned my MS in petroleum engineering. What is your favorite thing about SPE? I enjoy getting to meet people in the oil industry and learn more about them, whether at social events or while participating in community outreach activities.


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STUDY GROUP

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Blockchain Network: What Does It Mean to You? Blockchain may be the most hyped or misunderstood innovation in oil and gas since the digital oilfield. Learn from Andrew Bruce how blockchain can drive unparalleled accuracy and efficiency to the oilfield supply chain through the use of smart contracts.

ANDREW BRUCE Andrew Bruce is a serial entrepreneur and experienced executive who launched Data Gumbo to realize billions of dollars in efficiencies across the industrial value chain. To accomplish this, Bruce is leveraging Data Gumbo’s proprietary blockchain, Internet of Things data platform and smart contracts to foster trust among counterparties, reduce barriers associated with doing business and reduce transaction time and cost. Prior to Data Gumbo, Bruce was COO for MHWirth, where he was responsible for global operations. Bruce was also the founder of the NOVOS project, a first-of-itskind semi-autonomous drilling system.

OCTOBER 2019

EVENT INFO

WHEN

Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:30am – 1:00pm

SPEAKER

Andrew Bruce CEO, DataGumbo

LOCATION

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

CONTACT

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

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STUDY GROUP

OCTOBER 2019

HSSE-SR Contractor Life Critical Training and Tracking System Improvements Contractors and their subcontractors make up a significant portion of the fieldbased workforce in the oil and gas industry. Therefore, their understanding of Life Critical Expectations is an important key to achieving a safe work environment. In 2019, Marathon Oil expanded their partnership with ISNetworld to help ensure that those performing work on-site understand our Life Critical Expectations. The new process enables 1) the delivery of training and administration of an exam to verify understanding, 2) the ability to track status at the individual level, and 3) a means to flag non-compliant individuals associated with drug & alcohol or life critical accountability issues. Paired with an overall refresh of our life critical expectations and the ongoing implementation of our Management System, Marathon Oil continues to reduce operational risk and drive continuous improvement in support of our commitment to safe, responsible and ethical operations.

JILL NISWONGER Jill Niswonger is the HES Manager for Corporate Risk, Training and Process Safety for Marathon Oil. Her 21-year career with Marathon includes roles in Upstream and Downstream focusing on Health, Environment & Safety (HES), Incident Investigation, Auditing, Management Systems and Enterprise Risk Management. She previously worked for a filtration company in the automotive industry. Jill serves on the Corporate Emergency Response Team and on committees including API, STEPS and STEER. Jill holds a BS from Bowling Green State University, a MS in Environmental Management from the University of Findlay and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

EVENT INFO

WHEN Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:00pm – 3:00pm

SPEAKERS

Jill Niswonger HES Manager, Corporate Risk, Training & Process Safety Marathon Oil

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

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

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SAVE THE DATE

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 8:00am – 1:00pm Marathon Oil Tower & Conference Center 5555 San Felipe, Houston, Texas 77056

OIL & GAS ENVIRONMENTAL 101 SYMPOSIUM This mini sympoisum, led by experienced industry professionals and environmental subject matter experts, will provide a 101/refresher on air permitting and air emissions management, water and wastewater management, environmental sustainability, and regulatory risk and liability prevention. It will most benefit new-to-industry personnel, emerging engineers/professionals, and leaders seeking to improve their awareness and understanding of the environmental considerations in E&P operations planning and execution. Registration includes refreshments, lunch, and a certificate of attendance.

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GENERAL MEETING Reducing Risk and Improving OPEX through Laboratory Analysis For all drilling, completion and production work, it’s highly important to mitigate risk before introducing fluids that will disrupt the equilibrium of the reservoir. Data provided by laboratory testing about the rock and fluids, and their interactions, help reduce the potential of damage to the formation. This presentation will review key aspects that should be addressed through laboratory analysis that lead to a successful, long-lived, producing well and field.

DAVID TORRES David Torres is the manager for Special Core Analysis Laboratories in Houston. His group oversees fluid flow, electrical properties, NMR, rock mechanics, centrifuge and fluids. As a senior reservoir engineer for ConocoPhillips, Torres led the development of a chemical enhanced oil recovery program for a major Alaskan reservoir. Torres holds a PhD and a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

OCTOBER 2019

EVENT INFO

WHEN Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:30am – 1:00pm

SPEAKERS

David Torres, PhD SCAL Laboratories Manager Stratum Reservoir

LOCATION Petroleum Club of Houston 1201 Louisiana St F35 Houston, TX 77002

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

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DATA ANALYTICS Career Development Series – Data Science and Analytics The growing specialty of data science and analytics (DS/DA) has traditionally been fulfilled through math, statistics and computer science professionals. However, the complex problems now being solved in the oil and gas industry require professionals to have geologic and engineering experience. Getting started on this career path is the most difficult part, and this event is designed to provide an informal setting to learn about the field from successful professionals and network with ambitious peers. Event Sponsors:

EVENT INFO

WHEN Monday, October 14, 2019 6:30pm – 9:00pm

LOCATION Karbach Brewery 2032 Karbach St Houston, TX 77092

CONTACTS Casey Langdon clangdo3@gmail.com

EVENT PRICING Members/Non-Members: $25/30 Students/MiT/Retired SPE: $20

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Water Infrastructure: Finding Opportunities and Overcoming Obstacles The market for water handling is on track to exceed $10 billion as operators across the US face a number of operational challenges. Challenges include reliably sourcing fresh water for fracking operations in arid areas, as well as disposing of produced and flowback water once shale wells come online. As oil and gas production continues to grow, water and waste management could become a bottleneck as the midstream and OFS industries struggles to keep up with rapidly growing demand. Darren Bull, H2O Midstream, and John Argo, Continental Resources, will discuss the challenges they face in sourcing, transporting and disposing of water in the Bakken, SCOOP/STACK and other basins. SEASON PASS HOLDERS: You do not need to register for this event, as your Season Pass has automatically registered you for all 2019–2020 BD events.

DARRELL BULL

JOHN ARGO

Darrell Bull is an executive with more than 30 years of engineering, operations and business development experience in the midstream space. Prior to H2O Midstream, Bull served as vice president of business development at Crestwood Midstream LP, where he was a leader in gathering and processing for the Delaware, Marcellus/Utica and Niobrara Basins. Prior to Crestwood, Bull spent 16 years at the Williams Companies in various roles.

OCTOBER 2019

EVENT INFO

WHEN Wednesday, October 16, 2019 5:00pm – 7:00pm

SPEAKER Darrell Bull Chief Commercial Officer, Business Development H2O Midstream John Argo Vice President, Business Development Continental Resources

LOCATION Petroleum Club of Houston 1201 Louisiana Street Houston, TX 77002

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

John Argo has more than 13 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Continental, he worked for HighMount Exploration and Production in roles ranging from general manager of reservoir to senior drilling/completions engineer. Previously, Argo worked for Dominion Exploration & Production and Anadarko. He holds a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering and an MBA in energy from the University of Oklahoma.

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WESTSIDE Cement System Provides Effective Zonal Isolation in Horizontal Wellbores In multistage horizontal wells, cemented completions provide the zonal isolation during the hydraulic fracturing treatment. With the tendency to drill longer laterals and shorten the distance between stages, cementing faces new technical challenges in cement slurry placement and zonal isolation. Two of the challenges involve incomplete displacement of drilling fluid from the annulus and the use of non-aqueous fluids (NAF’s). This presentation will describe a new technology that addresses the challenge of incomplete mud removal. The new cement system interacts with residual NAF’s without affecting the cement pumping operation. New laboratory techniques for studying residual drilling fluid properties and zonal isolation will also be discussed, along with related field cases.

ANATOLY MEDVEDEV Anatoly Medvedev is the Integrated Well Construction Manager for Schlumberger. He joined the company in 2004 and has worked in various roles in cementing and hydraulic fracturing. Medvedev holds more than 20 patents, and in 2016, he received the Hart Energy Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation. Medvedev received his PhD in polymer science from Lomonosov Moscow State University and is an active member of the SPE.

RESERVOIR Buckskin Deepwater Development In 2016, LLOG become operator of Buckskin, their first Deepwater Wilcox development. LLOG selected a phased development approach with two initial wells to better understand reservoir uncertainties and minimize the initial capital expenditure. The Buckskin sub sea development includes several ‘firsts’ for LLOG and the Deepwater Wilcox which will be shared in the presentation material. The project was executed six months ahead of schedule, under budget and has delivered production over the 30,000 BOPD reserved capacity. The presentation will share LLOG’s approach to the Buckskin development and show the prioritization and integration of the subsurface data to optimize the production from the initial two development wells. Detail will be provided on understanding reservoir continuity using formation pressures, reservoir fluid geodynamics and oil geochemistry. Initial production data will be presented along with conclusions regarding reservoir quality and reservoir productivity from the first phase of development.

OCTOBER 2019

EVENT INFO

WHEN Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:30am – 1:00pm

SPEAKER Anatoly Medvedev Integrated Well Construction Manager Schlumberger

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

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

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EVENT INFO

WHEN Wednesday, October 17, 2019 11:00am – 1:00pm

SPEAKER

Jonathan Wood, Reservoir Engineer LLOG Exploration Company

LOCATION

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse 2405 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098

CONTACT Deepanshu Kumar deepanshu_kumar@oxy.com

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NORTHSIDE Optimizing Unconventional Completion Designs: A New Approach The completion design process in horizontal, multi-stage wells has become a statistical evaluation process rather than an engineering-based one. This presentation will show an engineering approach for defining reservoir properties and fracture treatment effectiveness that can determine the optimum completion design for future wells quicker and for less money. The conclusions run contrary to the direction in which most unconventional completion designs have been evolving, placing a greater emphasis on achieving increased effective lengths and demonstrating how increased stage count can prove detrimental to economic success. These processes are valuable for smaller operators that don’t have the large well counts required to achieve meaningful statistical evaluation.

STEPHEN SCHUBARTH

Steve Schubarth has worked as a consultant for more than 15 years. In 2011, he formed Schubarth Software Systems, which focuses on the development of processes for optimizing completions in horizontal, multi-stage wellbores. He has worked for S.A. Holditch & Associates, Halliburton and Saint-Gobain Proppants, among other companies, and authored or coauthored some 30 technical papers and articles. Schubarth holds a BS and MS in petroleum engineering from TAMU.

COMPLETIONS AND PRODUCTION Making Every Child Well Outperform Its Parent Well Once field development in an unconventional reservoir begins, infill or child wells are drilled and completed close to nearby parent wells. Due to pressure depletion, these infill wells typically perform 40 percent less than parent wells. Furthermore, significant production degradation occurs on the parent well due to the interaction between both wells. This talk will illustrate an integrated, trifecta approach to resolve these detrimental effects and get the most production from the acreage.

EFE EJOFODOMI

Efe Ejofodomi has more than 13 years of experience leveraging technology to drive performance across unconventional basins. He is skilled at leveraging technology to evaluate, enhance and optimize reservoir and well productivity for all upstream assets. In his 13 years with Schlumberger, Ejofodomi has held roles spanning operations and technical and management functions. He earned an MS in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University in 2006.

WEBINAR

OCTOBER 2019

EVENT INFO

WHEN

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:30am – 1:00pm

SPEAKER

Stephen Schubarth, President Schubarth Inc. & Schubarth Software Systems LLC

LOCATION

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

CONTACT

Kelsey Ridpath - 832-796-7645 kelsey_ridpath@swn.com Angela Tse laamtse@gmail.com

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EVENT INFO

WHEN

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 11:30am – 1:00pm

SPEAKER

Efe Ejofodomi Infill Well Business Development Manager Schlumberger

LOCATION

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

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

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OCTOBER 2019

WATER & WASTE MANAGEMENT Oil and Gas Wastewater: TCEQ Water Quality Division Update

EVENT INFO

WHEN Wednesday, October 23, 2019 11:00am – 1:00pm

The mission of the Water Quality Division within the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is to protect water quality in Texas by issuing protective permits, proactively working with stakeholder input, considering sustainable economic development and using sound science to protect the state’s water resources, human health and the environment. Water Quality Division Director David Galindo will provide an update on oil and gas wastewater, inclusive of changes in regulations and agency responsibilities.

SPEAKER

David W. Galindo Director, Water Quality Division Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

DAVID W. GALINDO

David W. Galindo has been the director of the TCEQ Water Quality Division since June 2012. Galindo has served on several teams within the Water Quality Division since 1999, including as team leader of the Standards Implementation Team. Previously, Galindo wrote Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) permits for various types of industrial process and manufacturing facilities. He received a BA in biology from the University of Texas at Austin.

LOCATION

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

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

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UPCOMING EVENT:

October 24, 2019, 9:00am - 5:00pm

DEEP LEARNING WORKSHOP (NVIDIA CERTIFIED)

This workshop uses hands-on exercises to teach deep learning techniques for a range of real-world applications.

KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR MORE UPDATES.

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COMMITTEES

MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MiT) MiT Seminar Series #39:

Joint Meeting with the SPE Petro-Tech Study Group

The SPE Members in Transition Seminar Series is designed to include a selection of topics of interest to SPE members who are transitioning between jobs during the current industry downturn or looking for new career opportunities.

PROGRAM 1

Succeeding in the Job Search Process

The employment landscape has changed and most individuals searching for their next role are finding it hard to keep up. It’s important to understand what companies are looking for in new hires and how to maximize your visibility to them. This will be an interactive session where you will have the opportunity to discuss with an HR professional all of those job search questions you have. During this session we'll cover: • Understanding how companies now recruit for talent • A behind-the-scenes look at LinkedIn and how companies are using this tool • Effective ways to build your resume and increase your chances to land your next role • The right and wrong ways to build your professional network • The keys to interviewing and the top 15 questions you will be asked during an interview • Pitfalls to avoid that will damage your job search

MELANIE WOODS, GPHR, SPHR

Melanie Woods is an HR professional with more than 20 years of diverse experience in oil and gas, healthcare, automotive, technology and manufacturing. Her areas of expertise include talent management, strategic planning, human capital management systems, cross-functional team building and coaching management teams. She is the founder of CGL Recruiting.

OCTOBER 2019

EVENT INFO

WHEN Friday, October 4, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm

SPEAKERS Melanie Woods, GPHR, SPHR Managing Partner CGL Recruiting

LOCATION Trini Mendenhall Community Center 1414 Wirt Road Houston, TX 77055

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

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COMMITTEES

WOMEN IN ENERGY (WIN) - INNOVATE INTEGRATE INSPIRE! Effective Negotiation When do you need strong negotiation skills? The answer, in short: every day!

OCTOBER 2019

EVENT INFO

WHEN

Negotiation comprises two or more people finding an adequate solution to a shared problem; it’s not limited to “big decisions.” When you’re working with others, much of your time is spent negotiating. For projects to be successful, roles, strategies, targets and deadlines need to be agreed upon, ideally to everyone’s satisfaction.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:00pm – 2:00pm

There are also times when an obvious negotiation process is taking place, such as setting payment terms with a client, or agreeing to the contract details for a new job.

Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies Headquaters(FO&GT) 10035 Brookriver Drive, Suite 400 Houston, Texas 77040

So, what skills do you need to negotiate well? What constitutes a successful negotiation? What obstacles are there in negotiation and how can they be overcome with commonly used techniques? When does negotiation start? And how does relationship development play a role in negotiation?

SPEAKERS MARIA FITCH Maria Fitch is a global sales trainer at Weatherford, specializing in negotiation, conflict resolution, communication and leadership training. With more than 15 years of teaching, training and consultation experience, she has also been a guest lecturer in negotiation and conflict resolution at various schools and conferences. Fitch’s graduate work focused on negotiation and conflict resolution, and she holds a BA from the University of Iowa.

LOCATION

CONTACT Nicole Tucker - 832-998-3778 nicole.tucker@fogt.com

EVENT PRICING Members/Non-Members: $40/$45 Students/MIT/Retired: Please email spe-gcs@spe.org for reduced pricing

EVENT SPONSOR

SAM TROBEE After receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1979, Sam Trobee joined Texaco, where he served in roles in the company’s upstream land and downstream marketing organizations. Trobee led several successful initiatives in his role as principal commercial consultant in Chevron CBD, including the acquisition of interests in the Kurdish region of Iraq. Sam retired from Chevron in 2017 after 36 years; he now serves as a part-time consultant.

SAM SEN Sam Sen is a senior vice president with Ergon and a lecturer with the University of Houston. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the energy value chain, with deep knowledge in developing, vetting and implementing global strategies across worldwide business units. Sen has liaised with worldwide financial institutions, foreign dignitaries and multinationals. He holds a BSc and an MBA from Warwick Business School and speaks five languages.

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COMMITTEES

OCTOBER 2019

MIT FALL 2019 HIRING EVENT COMMITTEE Fall 2019 Oil & Gas Experienced Professionals Hiring Event The SPE-GCS cordially invites you to our sixth semi-annual Hiring Event. We strive to provide a platform for experienced professionals and oil and gas companies to meet in person and create value for both sides. The SPE is partnering with more than 20 other professional organizations to make this event inclusive and representative of the industry segment. We expect candidates from all disciplines to participate. Employers will have early access to the CV’s of job seekers, a booth at the event and the opportunity to meet with experienced candidates. Registration is currently open for employers. Experienced oil and gas professionals who are members of one of the collaborating organizations can register as job seekers beginning October 13. PANEL DISCUSSIONS/PRESENTATIONS In conjunction with, and prior to the main hiring event, a group of four specialists will offer their thoughts and recommendations on crucial issues facing professionals in transition, including: • How to deal with gaps in employment history • How to keep skills current and which skills are most transferrable

• How to transition to another part of the energy industry or to a new industry • How to reinvent yourself in the energy industry

SPEAKERS JANE CRISLER

Career Strategist and Executive Coach, The HumanChase Jane Crisler's services include leadership and career development coaching. She will work with you to get a job, earn a promotion or move up – and negotiate for more money. Her industry expertise includes energy, high tech, chemical manufacturing and construction.

WESLEY VESTAL

VP HR – Western Hemisphere, Weatherford Wesley Vestal’s team of HR professionals are responsible for delivering transformation while driving flawless execution of the full lifecycle of HR for 10,000 employees. Prior to Weatherford, Vestal held roles at KBR, Baker Hughes and APQC. He is the author of Communities of Practice and Associations and Knowledge Mapping.

NINA BUCK

Partner/Sr. Recruiter, Walker Elliott, LP Nina Buck specializes in the placement of petroleum engineers, geoscientists and land professionals. Her clientele includes start-ups and small- to medium-size oil and gas companies. She is a member of Pinnacle Society, the nation’s premier consortium of top recruiters.

KATHY EBERWEIN

CEO, The Global Edge Group Founder and CEO, Kathy Eberwein comes from an engineering background and was introduced to the technical recruitment industry in 1998. Using her experience as an engineer combined with lessons learned from building two large global recruitment divisions, The Global Edge way was born. Providing superior service to clients to match talent is the fundamental principle that defines The Global Edge.

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COMMITTEES

MIT FALL 2019 HIRING EVENT COMMITTEE (CONTINUED) REGISTRATION & PRICING JOB SEEKERS Job seeker registration opens October 13, 2019. Registrants may select from four start time options, including 8:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am or 12:00pm. MEMBERS (including MiT) $15 for the 8:00am panel, which includes a 10:00am start time. Please be prompt, as open seats for the panel will be released at 7:50am to other 10:00am job seekers. If not attending the 8:00am panel, $5 each for 10:00am, 11:00am and 12:00pm start times.

SEE COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS NON-MEMBERS All job seekers must be a professional member of one of the collaborating organizations. EMPLOYERS Registration rates are scaled by number of employees: • Large firms > 3,000 employees: $1,000 • Big firms, 1001-3000 employees: $800 • Medium firms, 50-1000 employees: $500 • Small firms < 50 employees: $100

OCTOBER 2019

EVENT INFO

WHEN Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:00am - 2:00pm Doors open at 7:30am; the program will start promptly at 8:00am. Job seekers are encouraged to be on time. Please see pricing information for details on start time options.

LOCATION Trini Mendenhall Community Center 1414 Wirt Road Houston, TX 77055

CONTACTS Marlette Dumas marlettedumas@hotmail.com Scott Myers gscottmyers@hotmail.com General Email spegcs.mit.hiringevent@gmail.com For more information about the event, location, time, registration and participants, visit our website.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE Please note there will be no walk-ins for this event. Registration is required for all participants and attendees.

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COMMITTEES

OCTOBER 2019

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Rebuilding Together Houston 2019 SPE YP Community Outreach Committee invites you to join us for our annual Rebuilding Together Houston event. Volunteers will help conduct minor exterior repairs and put a fresh coat of paint on the house of a local Houston elderly or disabled resident. Come on out to network with fellow SPE members while helping to revitalize the community. Rebuilding Together Houston (RT-H) is Houston’s largest community outreach organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods. The organization provides home repair and renovation services at no cost to low-income homeowners in need, including the elderly, individuals with disabilities, veterans and people impacted by natural disasters.

EVENT INFO

WHEN Saturday & Sunday October 26 & 27, 2019 8:00am – 5:00pm

LOCATION TBD

CONTACT Raheem Rahma - 713-894-7257 eng.r.rahma@gmail.com

WOMEN IN ENERGY (WIN) - INNOVATE INTEGRATE INSPIRE! Friday, January 31, 2020, 7:00am – 5:00pm Petroleum Club of Houston 1201 Louisiana Street, 35th floor, Houston, TX 77002

SAVE THE DATE - ANNUAL CONGRESS The Society of Petroleum Engineer’s Women in Energy (WIN) is gearing up for another amazing Congress on January 31st, 2020 and we hope to see YOU there!

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SPECIAL EVENTS

OCTOBER 2019

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Emerging Engineers Symposium 2019: Energy, The Next Episode The SPE Young Professionals invites you to the Emerging Engineers Symposium (EES) on October 17, 2019, at Marathon Oil Tower. The EES is an annual conference designed for mid-career young professionals to explore topics that will shape and develop their careers in energy. What should one expect from the energy industry in the coming years? Will our knowledge and experience be enough as changes take place in the market, through technology and in regulatory agencies? Should we embrace these changes? Trends to consider include US shale vs. OPEC, the growth of natural gas, exporting LNG as a commodity and comebacks such as deepwater E&P. Millennials are the leaders of tomorrow and our influence has already been seen and heard today! Our advice is to continue learning, engaging and networking. This symposium will highlight the technical needs and changes proposed by highcaliber energy leaders. Let’s make the most of their technical expertise before they up and move to Lake Como! We are thrilled about EES 2019, as we unveil our speakers in the coming weeks. This month’s unveiling is Bradley Olson, energy correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Please check back on our events page or stay updated via social media. Register now before it’s too late! Event Sponsors:

EVENT INFO

WHEN Thursday, October 17, 2019 8:00am – 4:00pm

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

CONTACTS

Shahrazed Metouri metouris@gmail.com Soumyadeep Ghosh s.ghosh@chevron.com

EVENT PRICING Members/Non-Members: $150/$175 (ends 10/7/2019) Students/MIT/Retired: $75 (limited seats)

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INNOVATE

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

SAVE THE DATE - HOW TO START AND E&P COMPANY More information about this event will posted to our page on the SPE-GCS website as it becomes available. Please visit our link below for updates.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

OCTOBER 2019

DATA ANALYTICS Data Science Convention 2020 (DSC20) The Gulf Coast chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers will host a one-day Data Science Convention on Thursday, April 2. The convention is intended for upstream oil and gas professionals, academia scholars and students with interests in emerging data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence applications. The agenda will include presentations from leading professionals to showcase their recent advancements and the applications of data sciences. We will also be hosting startup and technology companies who will exhibit their state-of-the-art and emerging products, and a poster competition for university students and young professionals. With 400+ attendees, there will be ample networking opportunities during lunch and coffee breaks, which are covered in your registration fees. Event Sponsors:

EVENT INFO

WHEN Thursday, April 2, 2020

LOCATION

Norris Conference Center CityCenter 816 Town and Country Blvd #210 Houston, TX 77024

CONTACTS

Manisha Bhardwaj manisha.bhardwaj@halliburton.com

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2018-2019 GULF COAST SECTION

Board of Directors CHAIR

Gabrielle Morrow, Ryder Scott spegcschair@gmail.com

VICE CHAIR

Simeon Eburi, Chevron simeon.eburi@chevron.com

PAST CHAIR/ ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE

Sunil Lakshminarayanan, Occidental Petroleum sunil.laksminarayanan@oxy.com

SECRETARY

Carlos Torres ctorres@roes.online

TREASURER

Brian Sinosic bsinosic@hotmail.com

VICE TREASURER

Reza Safari reza.safari@weatherford.com

Board Committee Chairs CAREER MANAGEMENT

Josh Harton Newpark Drilling Fluids jharton@newpark.com

COMMUNICATIONS

Karin Gonzalez, Chevron karin.gonzalez@chevron.com

COMMUNITY SERVICES Antonio Lazo antonio.lazo@chevron.com

EDUCATION MEMBERSHIP

Lisa Li, Houston EP yuli2008@comcast.net

OCTOBER 2019

Committee Chairs AWARDS BANQUET Sally Ebrahimzadeh,

PROGRAMS

Triple Five Energy Resources sallyz@T5Energy.com

bdavis0819@gmail.com

GOLF CHAIR

Bill Davis

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Jasen Gast

jgast25@icloud.com

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Kumar Pugazhenthi, Shell

kumaresan.pugazhenthi@ gmail.com

DIRECTORS AT LARGE 2018 – 2020 Prashant Sainani CIBC Prashant.sainani@cibc.com

Marc Davis, Champions Cinco Pipe mdavis@ccpipellc.com

ESP SYMPOSIUM

Lissett Barrios, Shell - EP Americas

lissett.barrios@shell.com

MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MiT) Yetunde Okediji

yetunde.okediji@gmail.com

NEWSLETTER

Sarah Sameei editor@spegcs.org

Steve Loving

PUBLICITY

Kim Thames Padeletti

SCHOLARSHIP

Core Laboratories, Inc. stephen.loving@corelab.com Amazon Web Services kim.padeletti@gmail.com

DIRECTORS AT LARGE 2019 – 2021 Leslie Malone

lmalone@sanchezog.com Jose Villa

jose.villa@total.com Mikhail Alekseenko mikhailalekseenko@gmail.com

Zafar Kamal szkamal@hotmail.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

Misael Uribe

misaelub@yahoo.com

IN-CLASS STEM TUTORING Richard Murphy

stancal@windstream.net

SOCIAL MEDIA

Davis Scott, Schlumberger

daviswsd@gmail.com

Study Group Chairs BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

OCTOBER 2019

HSSE & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Angelo Pinheiro, Marathon Oil

abpinheiro@marathonoil.com

INTERNATIONAL Pablo Perez, Bardasz

pablo.perez@bardasz.com

NORTHSIDE Kelsey Ridpath

Southwestern Energy kelsey_ridpath@swn.com

PERMIAN BASIN

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

Heidi Epstein, IHS Markit heidiepstein@gmail.com

PETRO-TECH

COMPLETIONS & PRODUCTION

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Kanat Iskaliyev

Liberty Oilfield Services kanat.iskaliyev@libertyfrac.com

COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD) Madhusuden Agrawal, BP

madhusuden.agrawal@bp.com

DATA ANALYTICS

Manisha Bhardwaj, Halliburton manisha.bhardwaj@ halliburton.com

DRILLING

Mohammed Dooply Schlumberger mdooply@slb.com

GENERAL MEETING

Robert Saucedo, SLC Technologies

Amit Patil, OneSubsea

apatil14@onesubsea.slb.com

RESERVOIR

Swathika Jayakumar, Corelab swathika.jayakumar@corelab.com

WATER & WASTE MANAGEMENT

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

WESTSIDE Derek Key

derek.key@corelab.com

Newsletter Committee CHAIR

Sarah Sameei editor@spegcs.org

AD SALES

Kristen Washam

kwasham@spe.org

BOARD LIAISON Karin Gonzalez

karin.gonzalez@chevron.com

NEWSLETTER DESIGN DesignGood

designgood.com

SPE-GCS Office GULF COAST SECTION SPECIALIST Kristen Washam

spe-gcs@spe.org

HOURS & LOCATION

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CONTACT

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

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WOMEN IN ENERGY (WIN) Riteja Dutta, Drilling Info

riteja@gmail.com

robertsaucedo@gmail.com

INNOVATE!

Elizabeth Cambre elizabeth.cambre@tendeka.com

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