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CHAIR’S CORNER Gabrielle Morrow
CALENDAR September 2019
Penn Virginia – Building a Pure Play Eagle Ford Company from the Ground Up
MEMBERSHIP REPORT July 2019
THEN & NOW Buddy Woodroof
9/12/19 12 Freshwater Neutral: Managing
Water Use and Giving Back to the Environment
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT Adonis Ichim
Shadowing Fracture Diagnostics to Inform Completion/Spacing Design
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
9/5/19 08 Unconventional Enhanced Oil
Recovery Well Stimulation with Nano Particle Technology
9/5/19 08 Frac Hits: Parent Child Well Interaction
9/19/19 13 Interwell Fracture Communication
Prevention Using 3D Seismic Interpretation
9/26/19 14 Introduction to Energy Machine Learning
9/10/19 09 Enabling Safer Offshore Energy
9/18/19 13 Field Implementation of Stress
Operations: Current Advances in Safety and Risk Assessment
EDUCATION Where Are They Now? Past Scholarship Winner: Renee Omsberg Rosener
MIT & PETRO-TECH
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9/21/19 17 Galveston Beach Cleanup MIT 10/15/19 Fall 2019 Oil & Gas Experienced Professionals Hiring Event
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING – SEPTEMBER 19
GABRIELLE MORROW 2019-2020 SPE-GCS Chair The Gulf Coast Section Scholarship Endowment Fund The Scholarship Endowment Fund is very near and dear to my heart. Many years ago, I served as the Scholarship Chair for the SPE Gulf Coast Section, and was actively involved in interviewing high school seniors in the Greater Houston area for our Scholarship Program. Once the students were selected, I was responsible for maintaining and confirming the scholarship criteria with the students as they progressed through their college level curriculum. What I can tell you is this: these kids are amazing. They work so incredibly hard, and have more extra-curricular activities in a given week than most of us put together as adults. The best part of all of this is that they are right here in our own backyard. In order for our GCS Scholarship recipients to keep their scholarship, they must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA while in school, and also participate in a summer internship within the industry if they are not a Petroleum Engineering student. This internship program is a great way for the students to actually get their hands dirty and experience what our industry has to offer. It is so important that we as an industry recruit and keep the highest level of talent. However, unless a high school student knows somebody like a friend or family member in our industry, they have no idea of what our industry can offer them. Most high school students learn about our industry from news media outlets or movies. We don’t want to lose the top talent in Houston to other industries like big tech, medicine, or law because we are not actively recruiting these students into our industry. We must be the ones to initiate those conversations with the students as early as possible, and teach them about our industry. In 2014, the oil prices dropped significantly and as a result much of the sponsorship for the GCS dried up. This event had a devastating impact on our Scholarship funds. We ended up telling our students we couldn’t give them their full scholarship amount. Even though these kids had done nothing wrong, and even though their tuition didn’t change, we had to lower their scholarships for 3 consecutive years. To their credit, they were all very gracious and still thankful to be getting money at all. To
me, that was a great indication that we had pick the right kids to be our scholarship winners. But as a result of this process, the Scholarship Endowment Fund was born. The Scholarship Endowment Fund is a way for us as an industry to recruit and maintain our top talent with less dependence on the current price of oil. With the hard work of many people in the GCS, we have currently raised just over half a million dollars. The goal for the Endowment Fund is $8 Million. I know we can get there if we work together to achieve this goal. And I look forward to the day when I cannot only promise but guarantee our scholarship to our hardworking student recipients. To donate, please go to spegcs.org/scholarship-donations/ SPE-Gulf Coast Section Update I would like to welcome our new GCS Section Specialist, Kristen Washam, to the SPE GCS team. She is replacing Taylor Wright. Taylor has been promoted within SPE to a regional development position. We are sad to see Taylor go, but wish her the best of luck in her new adventure. We are pleased to have Kristen on board and look forward to working with her in the upcoming year. Kristen’s alma matter is Texas State University. She has a background in accounts payables/receivables, and has prior experience in financial planning. I would also like to extend a warm welcome to our new Board members for the 2019-2020 year: • Carlos Torres, Secretary • Antonio Lazo, Community Services Chair • Kumar Pugazhenthi, Young Professionals Chair • Elizabeth Cambre, Innovate Chair • Jose Villa, Director-at-Large • Leslie Malone, Director-at-Large • Mikhail Alekseenko, Director-at-Large Lastly, while he is still on the Board this year I would like to extend a sincere thank you to Sunil Lakshminarayanan as last year’s GCS Chair. You were tremendous, and a very tough act to follow. I look forward to serving on the Board with you for one more year, my friend. Until next month, Gabrielle Morrow Back to Table of Contents
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THEN & NOW SEPTEMBER 1970
Despite no drilling in the area in the past 15 years, Texaco reports plans to drill a wildcat in central Florida, six miles northeast of Wewahotee. (Sounds like a name out of a John Wayne western.)
Update on the above…National Iranian Oil Company Chief Nazih is reported to be saying that Iran doesn’t really need the fuel and may sell it at a profit. (That, too, sounds familiar!)
U.S. active rig count: 945
U.S. rig count: 2,256
The border war may be on, as Mobil drills a rank wildcat six miles north of the metropolis of Telephone, Texas, and just 660 feet from the Oklahoma border. (That hole better be straight or there are going to be problems!)
President Carter starts a flap over his support of a plan to sell 1.5 million bbl of heating oil to Iran at $0.55/gal, while Americans will soon be paying $0.90/gal. (Sound familiar?)
All the activity and expense associated with the Shamrock Hotel had McCarthy’s primary financial backer, The Equitable, on edge. On June 30, 1949, three months after the Shamrock’s opening, its board was given a fourth, updated report on McCarthy’s oil reserves. The valuation came in at $58 million, down $15 million from the previous report, but still enough—just barely—to cover his outstanding loans.
Exxon, after spending $775 million on cleanup operations and amid continued criticism from environmental groups, reports that shoreline cleanup in Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska is now 95 percent complete, with more than 1,000 miles treated. On a related topic… Repairs have begun on the Exxon Valdez at National Steel & Shipbuilding in San Diego, where they report finding rocks weighing as much as 6,000 pounds lodged in the tanker’s hull, while stating they have never done repairs to a ship anywhere near as extensively damaged as this one.
WTI crude: $19.37/bbl U.S. rig count: 936
THE REST OF THE YARN This month, we continue our look back at the rise and fall of wildcatter Glenn McCarthy, as The Equitable is on edge and McCarthy just keeps on spending.
For Equitable executives, the first sign of real trouble came not from the oil fields or the Shamrock, but from the chemical plant McCarthy had been building east of Houston in 1946. The plant planned to strip liquefied petroleum gases out of natural gas and, using a technology called “The Bloodworth Process,” convert them into methanol for use as an antifreeze additive. Unfortunately, the plant didn’t work. Engineers spent months tinkering with equipment but could never figure out why, while McCarthy spent millions replacing machinery before finally giving up. Equitable had first realized the plant was in trouble the previous summer, when McCarthy approached its executives for money to fix it. They politely declined. Undeterred,
McCarthy pried $15 million from the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in return for a lien on all his chemicalrelated assets and a written guarantee that the plant would be up and running in a year. When the deadline arrived that August, however, the plant was still comatose. With no money coming in, McCarthy was unable to pay his quarterly interest to Met Life that September. Far worse, he told Equitable executives he would need to delay his next two debt payments to them as well. With alarm bells ringing at Equitable’s headquarters, McCarthy stunned the company by announcing he had found a new oil field at New Ulm, 80 miles west of Houston. It should have come as welcome news, but developing the field took money McCarthy didn’t
have. Lender and borrower arrived at a face-off: Equitable insisted it wouldn’t lend McCarthy another dime until he paid what he owed – and McCarthy was already giving Equitable half his income. McCarthy insisted he couldn’t pay unless allowed to develop New Ulm. In the meantime, he began paying many of the Shamrock’s entertainment acts with shares in the new field.
Next month, McCarthy seeks relief in bottles of bourbon from his mounting financial pressures.
HISTORY QUIZ The son of a peanut farmer and oil pipeline worker, I began my meteoric rise in Texas state politics following graduation from UT, and early on was described by LBJ as “The Future.” My rapid political ascension was likened to that of presidents Jefferson, Jackson, Roosevelt and Kennedy, but it all came crashing down when I was unjustly associated with a famous Houston scandal. Who am I? If you would like to participate in this month’s quiz, e-mail your answer to email@example.com by noon, September 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.”
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The member of the House of Representatives who led Republican initiatives to reduce energy prices for American families and small businesses in 2009, thus increasing his exposure and laying the foundation for a major political promotion several years “hence,” was Mike Pence.
CONGRATULATIONS TO MAY’S WINNER, Siddhartha Sen at IHS Markit
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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Unconventional Enhanced Oil Recovery Well Stimulation with Nanoparticle Technology We will discuss how nanoparticle technology can be used for enhanced oil recovery, formation damage removal and inhibition for specific reservoir conditions.
In his role as CEO, Eric Foster brings more than 25 years of technology startup and early-stage growth experience to TenEx Technologies. Foster built NavPort, a leading oil and gas data analytics company, which was sold to RS Energy. His experience includes building teams, scaling operations, raising capital and developing and executing growth strategies. Foster holds a BS in mechanical engineering and an MBA.
WHEN Thursday, September 5, 2019 11:30am – 1:00pm
Eric Foster CEO TenEx Technologies
LOCATION SPE-GCS Office 10777 Westheimer Rd, Ste 1075 Houston, TX 77042
CONTACT Amit Patil - 817-899-7028 firstname.lastname@example.org
PERMIAN BASIN Hits: Parent-Child Well Interaction In North America’s most active shales, infill drilling and hydraulic fracturing of new wells are placing wells at risk of suffering premature production declines. In some areas of the Permian, frac hits have caused child wells to deliver a 30 percent lower recovery rate than their parents. Some parent wells impacted by frac hits never fully recover and, in the worst cases, permanently stop producing. Understanding the environment that allows contact by a hydraulic fracture emanating from a new well “child” to an old well “parent” is important in determining how to prevent these interactions. In this presentation, we’ll discuss the known causes of this issue and the tools and analysis currently available to help you detect and mitigate frac hits.
Asal Zeynal is the senior completions evaluation team leader for FracRx, where she specializes in monitoring and mapping hydraulic fracture operations in unconventional oil and gas plays. She implements completions evaluation services to optimize field and asset development, wellbore spacing, and completion and treatment design. Zeynal holds a bachelor’s in mining engineering and a master’s in geophysics from the University of Tehran, and an MS in petroleum engineering from the University of Southern California.
WHEN Thursday, September 5, 2019 11:30am – 1:00pm
Asal Zeynal FracRx Senior Evaluation Team Leader Microseismic
LOCATION Norris Center – Westchase 9990 Richmond Ave, Ste 102 Houston, TX 77024
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HSSE-SR Enabling Safer Offshore Energy Operations: Current Advances in Safety and Risk Assessment Investigation of past incidents reveal deficiencies that are not directly equipment-related, but may be non-technical in nature, such as procedural deviation, inadequate communication, etc. Past risk assessment models only provide semi-quantitative approaches and cannot capture the dynamic nature of incidents. Current research takes up the challenge of developing a framework and step-by-step methodology for quantitatively merging technical, operational, human and organizational factors that contribute to the cumulative risk of a barrier failure. It also addresses their dynamic changes with time, considers their interactions with each other and incorporates the uncertainty of parameter estimation to assess the cumulative risk in a facility.
SYEDA ZOHRA HALIM Syeda Zohra Halim completed her PhD in chemical engineering in 2019 at Texas A&M University. Her research focused on developing a model for assessing cumulative risk arising from impaired barriers in offshore oil and gas facilities. In her work, Halim identified and analyzed issues that contribute to increased risk and utilized hierarchical Bayesian analysis to show how such contributors can be quantified and brought together with technical factors to understand their holistic effect on risk.
JIM PETTIGREW Retired Navy Captain Jim Pettigrew is the principal investigator and director of operations for the Ocean Energy Safety Institute. In the Navy, Pettigrew worked in operational oceanography, surface warfare and information warfare, managing and mitigating risk at all levels of operations. He served as chief of staff for the commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command; as commanding officer for the Navy’s Global Atmospheric and Ocean Modeling Supercomputing Center; and as a commanding officer in Yokosuka, Japan. Pettigrew has also served twice in the Pentagon and with the U.S. Space Command.
WHEN Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:30am – 1:00pm
Syeda Zohra Halim Graduate Research Assistant Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Texas A&M University James Pettigrew Principal Investigator and Director, Operations Ocean Energy Safety Institute
LOCATION Marathon Oil Conference Center Rm P1021 5555 San Felipe Houston, TX 77056
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NORTHSIDE Perforating Design Impacts on Hydraulic Fracturing There are many challenges to consider when designing the completion of an unconventional reservoir. This presentation will share the importance of perforating techniques, designs and their impacts on the overall hydraulic fracturing process. Examples of limited-entry strategies and current thoughts about appropriate values for coefficient of friction and perforating erosion will be shared. Case studies will be reviewed that highlight the importance of fracture diagnostic evaluations and show potential options to reduce overall cost implications.
Steve Baumgartner joined the GEODynamics team in 2018 after retiring from Marathon Oil, where he provided technical and operational support to asset and exploration teams in completion and well stimulation. He is an active member and presenter in numerous associations, including SPE. Steve currently works on new technology developments, fracture diagnostic analyses, completion optimization and technical sales support at GEODynamics.
During his 36-year career at Marathon Oil, Phil Snider provided technical assistance to drilling, completion and production engineers. He is the recipient of the 2012 SPE Gulf Coast Regional Completions Optimization and Technology Award and the 2015 World Oil Innovative Thinker Award. Snider has authored countless technical papers and holds some 50 patents. At GEODynamics, he steers a proppant transport and provides the company with an operatorâ€™s perspective.
WHEN Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:30am â€“ 1:00pm
Steve Baumgartner Senior Engineering Technical Advisor GEODynamics Phil Snider Completions Advisor GEODynamics
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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Penn Virginia – Building a Pure Play Eagle Ford Company from the Ground Up After financial restructuring in 2016, Penn Virginia pivoted to become a more streamlined company, focused on achieving sustainable production growth and positive cash flow through a number of small transactions. Thanks to those acquisitions and divestitures, the company has become an Eagle Ford pure play producer with 84,200 net acres in DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales and Lavaca counties. It’s now targeting 25 to 30 percent year-on-year production growth with its tworig development program.
WHEN Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:00pm – 7:00pm
John Brooks President, Chief Executive Officer, Director Penn Virginia
CEO, President and Director John Brooks will discuss Penn Virginia’s strategy to grow their footprint organically and through M&A, and the importance of the transition from a multi-basin company to a pure play operator.
LOCATION Petroleum Club of Houston 1201 Louisiana Street Houston, TX 77002
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JOHN BROOKS John Brooks became president and chief executive officer, and was appointed as a director of Penn Virginia Corporation, in August 2017. He has previously served in several management roles for Penn Virginia, including as interim principal executive officer, executive vice president and chief operating officer. Brooks has more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He received his BS in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984.
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GENERAL MEETING Freshwater Neutral: Managing Water Use and Giving Back to the Environment This presentation will highlight challenges, lessons and best practices when companies implement efforts to become better stewards of freshwater resources. Southwestern Energy’s Freshwater Neutral initiative, achieved in 2016 within all operating divisions, will be reviewed. A small team evaluated the operational water life cycle, identifying ways to optimize the company’s freshwater usage. Key components included commitment from company leadership; setting achievable goals; accounting for all water used; applying new completion designs and technologies; increasing the use of alternative, non-fresh water; and supporting research in groundwater protection and water treatment technologies. Freshwater requirements were reduced by up to 30 percent in some operating areas, and saved the operator over $20 million.
WHEN Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:30am – 1:00pm
Karen Olson 2018-2019 SPE Distinguished Lecturer Director of Technologies Southwestern Energy Company
KAREN OLSON, SPE DISTINGUISHED LECTURER Karen Olson served as director of the strategic solutions team, which led SWN’s Freshwater Neutral initiative. Olson has more than 30 years of experience as a completion/reservoir engineer. She worked for BP and Mobil in the GOM, North Sea and onshore US. She holds a BS degree in petroleum engineering from LSU and an MS in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M.
LOCATION Petroleum Club of Houston 1201 Louisiana St Houston, TX 77002
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WESTSIDE The Use of Stress Shadowing Fracture Diagnostics to Inform Completion and Spacing Design
Mechanical stress interference, or stress shadowing, refers to the change in stresses that occurs in the vicinity of hydraulic fractures. Because stress shadowing is ubiquitous in unconventional reservoirs, it greatly impacts completion design and field development strategies. Since it relates directly to the physical characteristics of the induced fracture network, it carries tremendous potential for fracture diagnostics. We will illustrate the simplicity and affordability of novel stressshadowing diagnostic methods to characterize induced-fracture dimensions and inform important aspects of unconventional field development design. The key advantages are the ability to scale up and test a large subset of wells, and the reduction of the time to insight.
Nico Roussel is a geomechanics and fracture diagnostics subject matter expert, working in the Global Wells organization at ConocoPhillips. He has a doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin and has authored multiple publications and patents covering the geomechanical aspects of completions and production in unconventional reservoirs.
RESERVOIR Interwell Fracture Communication Prevention Using 3D Seismic Interpretation
E&P companies in the Permian Basin typically implement basin-wide development strategies that fail to recognize and account for subsurface stress heterogeneity and thus assume similar geomechanical properties that are homogeneous and isotropic. Minimum horizontal stress is the leading parameter that controls hydraulic fracture stimulation, but it's next to impossible to measure quantitatively. A method is presented to calculate minimum horizontal stress that provides an anisotropic measurement of in situ stress variability for fracture geometry modeling and for engineered treatment design to prevent interwell fracture communication.
DR. MICHAEL SHOEMAKER
Dr. Michael Shoemaker is the chief geophysicist at Callon Petroleum Company, with 20 years of industry experience in conventional and unconventional plays. Before Callon, Shoemaker was a lead prospecting geophysicist at BP America in conventional onshore plays. He holds a PhD in geophysics from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
WHEN Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:30am – 1:00pm
Nico Roussel Geomechanics and Fracture Diagnostics SME ConocoPhillips
LOCATION Norris Center – Westchase 9990 Richmond Ave, Ste 102 Houston, TX 77042
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WHEN Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:30am – 1:00pm
Dr. Michael Shoemaker Chief Geophysicist Callon Petroleum Company
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DATA ANALYTICS Introduction to Energy Machine Learning This workshop will introduce the theory and practical applications of machine learning within the energy industry as a means to help improve data-driven decision making. Course materials will consist of web-hosted lecture materials; instructor led and well-documented method and workflow demonstrations; and programming examples. Everything will be delivered via a cloud-based JupyterLab session, so the only thing you need to bring are your laptop and your fingers! The course will be co-sponsored by Daytum and the SPE-GCS Data Analytics Study Group, and led by renowned geostatistics and reservoir modeling expert Dr. Michael Pyrcz, a leader at Daytum and an associate professor at UT’s Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering.
DR. MICHAEL PYRCZ Dr. Michael Pyrcz is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin's Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering. His current research focuses on improving reservoir characterization and modeling for enhanced development planning, minimized environmental impact, stronger profitability and better utilization of valuable natural resources. Dr. Pyrcz’s areas of specialization include Geostatistics, Reservoir Characterization, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. A true Petroleum Engineer and Geologist, Pyrcz received his B.Sc. in Mining Engineering and his Ph.D. in Geostatistical Reservoir Modeling from the University of Alberta. After spending 13 years in industry at Chevron, Dr. Pyrcz brings industry experience and knowledge as a teacher, leader, and content developer for daytum, a Houston-based Energy Data Science Education company and to the University of Texas.
WHEN Thursday, September 26, 2019 8:00am – 3:00pm
Dr. Michael Pyrcz Associate Professor University of Texas at Austin Daytum
Rice University - Rice Memorial Center 6100 Main Street MS-530 Houston, TX 77005
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Past Scholarship Winner: Renee Omsberg Rosener 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 Renee Omsberg Rosener’s story:
"The SPE scholarship started me on my way to becoming an engineer in the oilfield." I have been with ConocoPhillips for my entire career. I worked in the US, the UK and at our central engineering group as a production engineer and production engineering supervisor. I served as project manager for a companydeveloped digital well file and production optimization tool. I became the director of Strategy & Portfolio Management, developing our first analyst and investor presentation as an E&P company following the company’s spin-off of our downstream assets. I later became an implementation supervisor in our Delaware Basin
unconventional asset. My next role was as a planning and integration supervisor for the Mid-Continent business unit. In both roles, our remit was to maximize the net present value of our Permian asset development plan without increasing the cost of supply. In 2017, I became director of investor relations, participating in analyst and investor meetings. I worked with multidisciplined teams for deep-dive investor field tour and information sessions that highlighted the operations and future development plans of our flagship assets. In 2019, I moved to a position as planning and base reservoir engineering supervisor of our Eagle Ford asset. The SPE scholarship started me on my way to becoming an engineer in the oilfield. I’m grateful for the assistance it provided to offset the costs of university. I would tell today’s SPE-GCS scholarship students that the world needs energy and that innovation and new ideas are key to a sustainable future in our industry. Throughout your college career, continue to
CAREER OVERVIEW Planning & Base Reservoir Engineering Supervisor, Eagle Ford, ConocoPhillips • Austin High School (FBISD) • Texas A&M University, BS, Chemical Engineering
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Emotions exert more influence over our ability to function in life than any other aspect of our minds. When they occur intensely, they can overpower our higher thought processes, affecting our perceptions, relationships, conversations, beliefs and actions.
Kim Sawyer owns and manages theWealthSource®, an executive and enterprise coaching firm. He holds a BBA in entrepreneurship from the University of Houston and an MS in organizational development from the University of Texas. He is an ICF-certified coach and a certified Birkman consultant.
SPE Gulf Coast Section Mentoring Initiative
The oil and gas industry is currently in a demographic shift. A large proportion of the workforce is comprised of individuals with less than 10 years of experience and many older professionals are transitioning into retirement or other endeavors. This workshop seeks to determine interest in an initiative to connect experienced professionals with less seasoned practitioners.
MPHATSO “MK” KHOZA, PE
Mphatso Khoza is currently a lead petroleum engineer with Chevron Corporation. Khoza has a BS in mechanical engineering and an MS in petroleum engineering. He also has an MBA from the University of Texas and is a registered Professional Engineer.
Judy Schulenberg is a skilled oil and gas professional with extensive experience in petro-technical recruiting, training, mentoring and end-to-end project management. She is a development geophysicist in both conventional and unconventional plays with broad exploration and development experience.
Building a Career During the Downturn: A YP's Journey
In 2013, companies were hiring, students had multiple job offers, and life in the oil and gas industry was great. Maneuvering through the 2015 downturn taught Sean Kimiagar the value of professional societies and networking. He’ll share his experiences and what has helped him survive and thrive.
WHEN Friday, September 6, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm
SPEAKERS Kim Sawyer President, Executive and Enterprise Coach, Business Facilitator, Professional Speaker theWealthSource® Mphatso Khoza Lead Petroleum Engineer, NFD, SASBU Chevron Judy Schulenberg Consultant Sean Kimiagar Geologist & Technical Advisor Drillinginfo
LOCATION SPE-GCS Office 10777 Westheimer, Ste 1075 Houston, TX 77042
Susan Howes 713-553-5020 email@example.com Yetunde Okediji 817-845-5876 firstname.lastname@example.org
Members/Non-Members: $40/$50 Students/MIT/Retired: $15
Sean Kimiagar is a geologist with experience working on conventional and unconventional reservoirs in the US and internationally and currently works for Drillinginfo. He has a master’s degree in petroleum geology from the University of Texas at Arlington.
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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Galveston Beach Cleanup
We invite you to join the SPE-GCS Young Professionals team on Saturday, September 21, 2019, as we partner with the Texas General Land Office, Port Houston and the Galveston Bay Foundation to take part in the Texas Adopt-A-Beach 2019 Coastwide Fall Cleanup! Beach cleanups are a great way to engage in a team building exercise while doing something good for the environment. Please contact our team members if your company would like to sponsor this event and visit the event page for more details.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:30am – 12:30pm
LOCATION Menard Park 2222 28th St Galveston, TX 77550
CONTACT Sally Ebrahimzadeh speyp.communityoutreach@ gmail.com
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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 September 13. PANEL DISCUSSIONS/PRESENTATIONS 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
REGISTRATION & PRICING JOB SEEKERS
Job seeker registration opens September 13, 2019.
All job seekers must be a professional member of one of the collaborating organizations.
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.
COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS EMPLOYERS Registration rates are scaled by number of employees:
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 email@example.com Scott Myers firstname.lastname@example.org General Email email@example.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.
• Large firms > 3,000 employees: $1,000 • Big firms, 1001-3000 employees: $800 • Medium firms, 50-1000 employees: $500 • Small firms < 50 employees: $100
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WOMEN IN ENERGY (WIN) - INNOVATE INTEGRATE INSPIRE! Effective Negotiation When do you need strong negotiation skills? The answer in short: every day! Negotiation comprises two or more people finding an adequate solution to a shared problem. Negotiation is not limited to "big decisions." When you are 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. Additionally, there are also times when an obvious negotiation process is taking place, such as setting payment terms with a client, or agreeing the contract details for a new job. So, what are the skills 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? We will have various speakers at this event including Maria Fitch, with more to come!
MARIA FITCH Based in Houston, Texas, Maria Fitch is a Global Sales Trainer at Weatherford, specializing in negotiation, conflict resolution, communication and leadership training. She has been with Weatherford for over years and has over 15 years of teaching, training and consultation experience. Prior to Weatherford, Maria worked as a consultant at Cambridge International Consulting, based in Caracas, Venezuela, providing training and negotiation consulting. She was an advisor for the Municipality of Chacao’s Municipal Justice office, focusing on community peacebuilding and mediation programs in Venezuela. She has been a guest lecturer in negotiation and conflict resolution at Society for Petroleum Engineer’s (SPE) conferences, Universidad Católica- Andrés Bello School of Law and the CAF’s (Corporación Andina de Fomento) Program for Transformational Leadership. She pursued graduate study at American University’s School of International Service, focusing on negotiation and conflict resolution, and obtained a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (focusing on Latin American development) from the University of Iowa.
WHEN Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:00pm – 2:00pm
LOCATION Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies Headquaters(FO>) 10035 Brookriver Drive, Suite 400 Houston, Texas 77040
CONTACT Nicole Tucker - 832-998-3778 firstname.lastname@example.org
EVENT PRICING Members/Non-Members: $40/$45 Students/MIT/Retired: Please email email@example.com for reduced pricing
COMPLETIONS AND PRODUCTION Completions and Production Symposium: Challenges and Perspectives
The SPE-GCS Completions and Production Study Group proudly announces its 2019 Completions and Production Symposium, “Challenges and Perspectives.” This event is a great opportunity for oil and gas professionals, scientists and members of academia at all levels to discuss the state of the industry and the best practices and emerging technologies deployed in the most prolific and active basins across the US.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7:00am – 5:00pm
With the recent downturn, our industry has been forced to find new and innovative ways to develop oil and gas resources economically. This study group provides a networking forum to discuss and disseminate the latest challenges and perspectives related to technological advances that drive US oil and gas resurgence in the world market, despite the challenging environment. We expect more than 150 engineers, geologists, managers and financial executives to attend.
SPEAKERS • Nathan Meehan, President, Gaffney, Cline & Associates and 2016 SPE President • George King, Distinguished Engineering Advisor, Viking Engineering • Rodney Reed, VP, Corporate Development, NOV • David Cramer, Senior Engineering Fellow, ConocoPhillips • John Lassek, Completions Advisor, Encana • Ernesto Cuadros, VP, Artificial Lift North America, Schlumberger • Alex Robart, CEO, Ambyint Inc. • Philippe Herve, VP, Solutions, SparkCognition • Peter Wallis, Application Manager, Tartan Completions • Delvina Uka Oelkers, Asset Manager, Montage Resources • Trent Jacobs, Digital Editor, Society of Petroleum Engineers International Event Sponsors:
SPEAKERS Nathan Meehan Rodney Reed David Cramer John Lassek Ernesto Cuadros Alex Robart Philippe Herve Peter Walliss Delvina Uka Oelkers Trent Jacobs
Core Laboratories Inc. 6323 Windfern Road Houston, TX 77040
Ehsan Davani - 713-485-8937 firstname.lastname@example.org
EVENT PRICING Members/Non-Members: $125/$150 Students/MIT/Retired: $60
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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Emerging Engineers Symposium 2019: Energy, The Next Episode
WHEN Thursday, October 17, 2019 8:00am – 4:00pm
The SPE Young Professionals invite you to the Emerging Engineers Symposium (EES) to be held October 17, 2019, at Marathon Oil Tower. The EES is an annual conference designed for young professionals to explore topics that will shape and develop their careers in energy.
What can one expect from the energy industry in the coming years? Will our current 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 high-caliber energy leaders. Let’s make the most of their technical expertise before they retire!
Marathon Oil Tower & Conference Center 5555 San Felipe Houston, TX 77056
Shahrazed Metouri email@example.com Soumyadeep Ghosh firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Nicole Tucker 832-998-3778 SPE@ericlaine.com
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2018-2019 GULF COAST SECTION
Board of Directors CHAIR
Gabrielle Morrow, Ryder Scott firstname.lastname@example.org
Simeon Eburi, Chevron email@example.com
PAST CHAIR/ ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE
Sunil Lakshminarayanan, Occidental Petroleum firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlos Torres email@example.com
Brian Sinosic firstname.lastname@example.org
Reza Safari email@example.com
Board Committee Chairs CAREER MANAGEMENT
Josh Harton Newpark Drilling Fluids firstname.lastname@example.org
Karin Gonzalez, Chevron email@example.com
COMMUNITY SERVICES Antonio Lazo firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Li, Houston EP email@example.com
Committee Chairs AWARDS BANQUET Sally Ebrahimzadeh,
Triple Five Energy Resources sallyz@T5Energy.com
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Jasen Gast
Kumar Pugazhenthi, Shell
DIRECTORS AT LARGE 2018 – 2020 Prashant Sainani CIBC Prashant.firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc Davis, Champions Cinco Pipe email@example.com
Lissett Barrios, Shell - EP Americas
MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MiT) Yetunde Okediji
Sarah Sameei firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Thames Padeletti
Core Laboratories, Inc. email@example.com Amazon Web Services firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTORS AT LARGE 2019 – 2021 Leslie Malone
email@example.com Jose Villa
firstname.lastname@example.org Mikhail Alekseenko email@example.com
Zafar Kamal firstname.lastname@example.org Eric Robken, Ashland Global
Fabian Vera email@example.com
SPORTING CLAYS Prue Smith, BP
Erin Chang, BP firstname.lastname@example.org
WEB TECHNOLOGY Lindsey Newsome
Newsome Marketing Group email@example.com
IN-CLASS STEM TUTORING Richard Murphy
Davis Scott, Schlumberger
Study Group Chairs BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
HSSE & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Angelo Pinheiro, Marathon Oil
INTERNATIONAL Pablo Perez, Bardasz
NORTHSIDE Kelsey Ridpath
Southwestern Energy firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaron Burton, Unconventional Oil and Gas Training email@example.com
Heidi Epstein, IHS Markit firstname.lastname@example.org
COMPLETIONS & PRODUCTION
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Liberty Oilfield Services email@example.com
COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD)
Madhusuden Agrawal, BP firstname.lastname@example.org
Manisha Bhardwaj, Halliburton manish.bhardwaj@ halliburton.com
Mohammed Dooply Schlumberger email@example.com
Robert Saucedo, SLC Technologies
Newsletter Committee CHAIR
Sarah Sameei firstname.lastname@example.org
BOARD LIAISON Karin Gonzalez
NEWSLETTER DESIGN DesignGood
GULF COAST SECTION ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Amit Patil, OneSubsea
Swathika Jayakumar, Corelab email@example.com
WATER & WASTE MANAGEMENT
Kelly Steinberg, Test America kelly.steinberg@ testamericainc.com
WESTSIDE Derek Key
WOMEN IN ENERGY (WIN)
HOURS & LOCATION
10777 Westheimer Rd. Ste 1075 Houston, TX 77042 Monday â€“ Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
T 713 779 9595 F 713 779 4216 For comments, contribution or delivery problems, contact:
Riteja Dutta, Drilling Info
Elizabeth Cambre firstname.lastname@example.org
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