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SPE GULF COAST SECTION

SEPTEMBER 2020

SEPTEMBER FEATURES

Gulf Coast Section

SPE EnergyDot: The Leadership Summit ENERGYDOT COMMITTEE & YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Fall 2020 Upstream Oil and Gas Experienced Professionals Hiring Event MEMBERS IN TRANSITION

Reservoir Technology Symposium 2020 RESERVOIR


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CONTENTS

SEPTEMBER 2020

In Every Issue

NORTHSIDE

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

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9/15/20 13  Global Climate Change Wars

and Fossil Energy; Current and Future Realities

CALENDAR September 2020

WESTSIDE

MEMBERSHIP REPORT

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04 July 2020

9/16/20 14  Webinar: Perforating Trends,

Technology, and Evaluation in North America

MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MIT)

9/29/20 22 Fall 2020 Upstream Oil and Gas

Experienced Professionals Hiring Event

RESERVOIR

9/24/20 23 Reservoir Technology

Symposium 2020

THEN & NOW Buddy Woodroof

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT Lotanna Ohazuruike Xuan VandeBerg Xinglin Wang

Annual Sporting Clays Tournament

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Study Groups DATA ANALYTICS

9/1/20 09 Webinar: Data Science in Oil and

Gas: Where Do We Stand?

HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT (HSE&S)

9/2/20 10  Webinar: Effects of Hazard/ Safety Statement Design in Procedures

PERMIAN BASIN

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9/16/20 15  Webinar: Switch On: Ending

DATA ANALYTICS

SPE

Pathways in an Evolving Energy Industry

9/24/20 17  Webinar: Data Analytics Career

Committees MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MIT)

9/18/20 19  Seminar Series #50

ENERGYDOT COMMITTEE & YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

9/1, 9/3, 9/10, 9/17 & 9/24/20 20  SPE EnergyDot: The Leadership

9/3/20

Webinar: DNA Diagnostics Unlocking Biology as an Additional Data Source for Enhancing Reservoir Economics

COMPLETIONS & PRODUCTION

9/9/20 12  Webinar: Digitalized Production Optimization: Executive Objectives and Technical Opportunities

Energy Poverty and Powering the World

11/6/20 24 Save The Date: SPE-GCS 20th

Summit

Special Events MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MIT)

9/24/20 21  Fall 2020 Upstream Oil and

5/10/21 – 5/14/21 25 2021 Electric Submersible Pump

Student Chapters TAMU Past and Upcoming Activities Recap

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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Past and Upcoming Activities Recap

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Event Recaps

SPE Awards and 28 2020 Scholarships Banquet Recap

Directory

29 2020–2021 Directory

Gas Experienced Professionals Pre-Event: Virtual Panel Presentations & Discussions

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING – SEPTEMBER 17 Gulf Coast Section

(ESP) Symposium

SPE-GCS@SPE.ORG


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CHAIR’S CORNER

SEPTEMBER 2020

Simeon Eburi 2020-2021 SPE-GCS Chair CREATIVITY AND RESILIENCY Last month, we held the SPE-GCS annual kickoff meeting virtually, where we formally thanked the outgoing board and welcomed new board members. Special thanks go to Gabby Morrow, past chair, for an excellent job during her term. I know I have big shoes to fill, and she has done a great job transitioning the chair role. During the kickoff, I also shared more details on the section goals. Here is a summary: • Deliver more virtual and hybrid (virtual and in-person) events for greater flexibility. • Enhance the online “On-Demand Content Library” and add more content with event recordings. • Advance digital efforts by evaluating and proposing an SPE-GCS mobile app and deliver a podcast initiative. • Look for opportunities to collaborate with other SPE sections and external organizations. • Deliver diversity and inclusion (D&I) soft skills sessions to our members. The kickoff was a great way to start the fiscal year and welcome new members and volunteers. While it was great to see many of our members virtually, I look forward to meeting everyone in person soon. We are still in the middle of the pandemic and an industry downturn. Baker Hughes reports 247 rigs in the US, a leading indicator of production activity. Brent crude and WTI crude are in the 40s, largely because of COVID-19 and OPEC+ negotiations and agreements. Because there is much we cannot control in the world, I want to highlight a few examples of SPE members’ creativity and resilience. The SPE-GCS Annual Awards and Scholarship Banquet is typically held in May and was postponed to August due to COVID-19. When it became obvious that Houston would not be back to normal by August, the committee planned a hybrid virtual and in-person banquet, which was well received by attendees. During the event, we recognized and congratulated our hard-working volunteers, regional and section award-winners, our bright student scholarship

recipients and the SPE Legion of Honor (those with 50 years of SPE membership). I would like to recognize the Awards Banquet Committee for an outstanding job. The SPE Latin America Petroleum Engineering Conference (LACPEC) was originally planned for March 2020 in Bogota, Colombia. As a co-author, I had been planning to travel to Bogota to present a paper. The event registration, plane ticket and hotel reservations were purchased and ready when the event was postponed to July due to COVID-19. When it became obvious that worldwide travel would not be back to normal by that time, the event committee planned a fully virtual event, which I attended and found impressive. The conference’s opening ceremony was moderated by Dr. Tom Blasingame, 2021 SPE president from the Gulf Coast Section, and attendees were located all over the world. The technical program spanned from traditional petroleum engineering topics and sustainability, to COVID-19 global response and blockchain for oil and gas. It was a great example of how humans can achieve great things when facing adversity. For your awareness, the 2020 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition planned for October 2020 was moved to Houston, TX, back in July; the final event format will be announced by the committee. Here in the Gulf Coast Section, our volunteers have been creative in providing technical content and training to our members. This month, in collaboration with the Young Professionals EES Committee, I will highlight the second annual Energy Dot: Leadership Summit 2020, which will offer a series of weekly panel sessions throughout the month of September. I will also highlight the Members in Transition Committee’s Upstream Oil and Gas Professionals Hiring Event and the Reservoir Study Group’s Reservoir Technology Symposium 2020 this month. I encourage you to look at the events calendar and register. Until next month, Simeon

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SEPTEMBER CALENDAR

SUNDAY

MONDAY

SEPTEMBER 2020 TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY THURSDAY

• EnergyDot &YP

• HSE&S

• Permian Basin

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02 • Completions & Production

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08 • Northside

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09 • Business Development

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• EnergyDot & YP

10 • EnergyDot & YP

• MiT

• Board of Directors Mtg

• Westside

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SATURDAY

• EnergyDot & YP

• Data Analytics

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FRIDAY

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17 • EnergyDot & YP

• MiT

• Data Analytics • Reservoir

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• MiT

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Upcoming Special Events Mark Your Calendars

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SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT 5.10-14.21 ELECTRIC SUBMERSIBLE PUMP SYMPOSIUM 11.6.20


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MEMBERSHIP REPORT

5+21+866

Membership Through July 2020

487 NEW PROFESSIONALS 3,371 LAPSED PROFESSIONALS 694 RENEWED STUDENTS

10,429 PROFESSIONALS RENEWED

TOTAL MEMBERSHIP 20,500

July 2020 Membership: 10,916

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

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

2020–21

2019–20

2018–19

Current Membership Trends

Study Group Pricing

Board of Directors Meeting

WHEN

September 17, 7:30am - 10:30am

WHERE Webinar/Virtual Click here to join the 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

Unless specified separately in the registration website: MEMBERS: $45/$55 Walk-in NON-MEMBERS: $55 STUDENTS/MiT/Retired SPE: $20 WEBINAR: $20

Gulf Coast Section The Gulf Coast Section (GCS) was established on Decemeber 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

SEPTEMBER 2020

THEN & NOW SEPTEMBER 2002

SEPTEMBER 2008

SEPTEMBER 2013

Industry officials praise the key findings of a draft report by the US Environmental Protection Agency that found hydraulic fracturing of coalbed methane wells does not contaminate underground drinking water sources.

BP will reportedly pay $1.9 billion for a 25 percent interest in Chesapeake’s Fayetteville shale assets covering 540,000 net acres, which the companies believe could support the drilling of as many as 6,700 future horizontal wells.

A comprehensive study of Plains Exploration & Production Co.'s Inglewood oil field in southern California's Los Angeles basin (often referred to as the Hollywood oil field), found no adverse environmental effects from two hydraulically fractured test wells.

Light, sweet crude: $115.63/bbl Natural gas: $8.01/MMbtu US active rig count: 2,031

Light, sweet crude: $108.90/bbl Natural gas: $3.64/MMbtu US active rig count: 1,766

on business entertainment. McCarthy would retain only “redemption rights,” that is, the rights to regain ownership in the unlikely event that his debt was ever repaid, which at the Shamrock’s thenrate of profitability, Mendel estimated, might occur as early as 1977.

generally failed to notice his fall. In those last few months, in fact, there had been just one eastern writer snooping around the hotel. McCarthy had met her once or twice and forgotten about it. She said she was writing a book. Her name was Edna Ferber.

McCarthy signed. He had no choice. Everyone issued upbeat statements to the press, while the Houston newspapers, backing McCarthy to the end, ran stories emphasizing his tenuous chance at regaining ownership. Still, everyone knew it was over. A scant three years after its celebrated opening, the Shamrock was no longer Glen McCarthy’s. For McCarthy, the only good news was that the national publications that celebrated his rise

Next month: Will McCarthy become the subject of a great Texas novel or just fade away?

Expandable-tubular technology advances as the industry extends its application from the drilling environment, where carbon-steel expandable tubulars reduce the telescopic effects of well construction, to corrosion-resistant alloy (CRA) production liners with gas-tight connections.

Light, sweet crude: $28.66/bbl Natural gas: $3.23/MMbtu

Shell installs the world’s deepest production spar at Perdido in 8,000 feet of water and about eight miles north of the international maritime border with Mexico. It's to be used for gathering, processing and exporting production from three fields, namely, Great White, Tobago and Silvertip.

Republican senators from North Dakota and South Dakota promoting the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline are blockaded by Democratic senators from California and Rhode Island, thus delaying progress on implementation.

THE REST OF THE YARN This month: Has McCarthy outlived his usefulness? Out of frustration, Warner Mendel wrote the Equitable board that McCarthy had outlived his usefulness. He was doing more harm than good at the hotel, and Mendel couldn’t see anyone buying McCarthy’s oil properties, which appeared to be the only way Equitable could ever recoup its investment. Mendel wanted to foreclose, but before doing so, he made McCarthy one final offer. In exchange for signing over all his stock, and a promise to refrain from interfering in the Shamrock’s operations, McCarthy could keep a suite at the hotel and spend “a limited amount of money”


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BUDDY WOODROOF

HISTORY QUIZ Born near London in the 18th century, I studied under Sir Humphrey Davy. I became a pioneer in electromagnetism. I discovered the compound benzene. I became a pseudo “moonshiner” by discovering how to synthesize ethyl alcohol from ethylene. Who am I? If you would like to participate in this month’s quiz, e-mail your answer to contest@spe.org 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.

There were no history quiz winners to announce this month.

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

LOTANNA OHAZURUIKE How did you first get involved with SPE?

What is your REAL job and educational background?

I joined in 2010 as an undergraduate student at the Rivers State University in Nigeria.

I am pursuing a PhD in petroleum engineering at the University of Houston. My research is focused on coupling flow and geomechanics models in pore scale simulation.

What SPE study groups, committees, or volunteer events have you been involved in? I am the current president of the University of Houston SPE chapter, I serve as the publicity chair for the SPE-GCS Reservoir Study Group and I volunteer regularly at SPE events. What is your current role with SPE?

What is your favorite thing about SPE? SPE is an exceptional blend of technical, professional and networking programs, executed on a global scale. Wherever you visit an SPE section, you are assured of a community of like-minded professionals.

I am the president of the University of Houston SPE chapter and the publicity chair for the SPE-GCS Reservoir Study Group.

XUAN VANDEBERG How did you first get involved with SPE?

What is your REAL job and educational background?

I got involved by volunteering as an advocate for STEM outreach activities at high school recruiting fairs.

I work as a paralegal in a law firm that specializes in oil, gas, mineral, real estate and business transactions. I also provide technical writing services to startups and small businesses; my specialty is in big data analytics and artificial intelligence. I have a BS in computer and electronics engineering.

What SPE study groups, committees, or volunteer events have you been involved in? I have served as an officer on the SPE-GCS Board of Directors and as a chair for the Membership and Community Services committees. What is your current role with SPE? I am a member of the Membership Committee.

What is your favorite thing about SPE? I enjoy the support and positive energy of service leadership.


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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

XINGLIN WANG How did you first get involved with SPE?

What is your REAL job and educational background?

I joined in 2017 while a PhD student at Rice University.

I am a PhD candidate in chemical engineering at Rice. My research interest is in NMR core analysis and numerical simulation for unconventional formation evaluation.

What SPE study groups, committees, or volunteer events have you been involved in? I have volunteered at Rice SPE chapter events since 2017. Each year we hold a career workshop for students, together with the chemical engineering department and Rice AICHE, and an industry recruiting event.

What is your favorite thing about SPE? SPE gives students opportunities to get more involved in the industry and the opportunity to volunteer and help others.

What is your current role with SPE? I am one of the co-presidents at the Rice University chapter.

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STUDY GROUP

DATA ANALYTICS

Webinar: Data Science in Oil and Gas: Where Do We Stand? The SPE-GCS Data Analytics Study Group is organizing the webinar, "Data Science in Oil and Gas: Where Do We Stand?" This event will feature Rob Kelly, head of Upstream Digital at BP, in a visionary keynote address, followed by a virtual networking session with Mr. Kelly, attendees and the Data Analytics Study Group team.

ROB KELLY Rob Kelly was appointed head of BP’s Upstream Digital organization in 2019. Based in Houston, he is accountable for shaping and delivering BP’s upstream digital transformation. Kelly was VP of technical functions for BP’s Global Projects for eight years, focused on creating standards in subsurface, wells, engineering, projects, operations, capability and decommissioning disciplines. He holds a BSc in chemistry and a PhD in organometallic chemistry from Imperial College, London, and is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

SEPTEMBER 2020

EVENT INFO

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

SPEAKER Rob Kelly Head of Upstream Digital, BP

CONTACT Pushpesh Sharma s.pushpesh@gmail.com Mariela Araujo Mariela.Araujo@shell.com

EVENT PRICING (Regular, ends 09/01/2020) Members: $15

Non-Members: $20

Students/MiT/Retired SPE: $10

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HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY (HSE&S) Webinar: Effects of Hazard/Safety Statement Design in Procedures

It's clear the petrochemical industry is in a significant downturn, resulting in cost-cutting and redundancies across the industry. In these challenging times, it's still critical to maintain safety standards. In fact, if we learn from previous downturns, it's possible to improve safety performance while also reducing costs. This can be achieved by critically evaluating accepted safety practices and by working together to create efficiencies. This webinar will evaluate the utility of widely accepted safety concepts and objectives and how safety can be made as efficient as possible in this time of economic uncertainty. Additional safety improvements require better integration of safety into other activities, stopping things that don't reduce risk and focusing on improving safety intelligence.

DR. CAMILLE PERES Dr. Camille Peres is an associate professor with the Environmental and Occupational Health department and the assistant director of the Human Systems Engineering group in the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University. Her expertise lies in human factors and procedures, human-robotic interaction in disasters, and team performance in emergency operations. EVENT SPONSOR

SEPTEMBER 2020

EVENT INFO

WHEN Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm

SPEAKER Dr. Camille Peres Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Texas A&M University Assistant Director of Human Systems Engineering Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center

CONTACT Angelo Pinheiro - 346-219-9961 pinheiro_angelo@hotmail.com

EVENT PRICING Members: $15

Non-Members: $20

Students/MiT/Retired SPE: $10

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PERMIAN BASIN

Webinar: DNA Diagnostics – Unlocking Biology as an Additional Data Source for Enhancing Reservoir Economics

DNA diagnostics have been applied successfully to more than 1,000 wells throughout the Permian Basin to help operators reduce the inherent uncertainty about their subsurface production. Fundamentally, when subsurface conditions change, microbes change, and the DNA from microbes can be used to profile flow from benches and between wells. It therefore serves as a perfect tool for data integration into an asset teams’ workflow to complement existing science and production strategies. This presentation will cover the foundation for DNA diagnostics and highlight recent Delaware and Midland basin projects that have integrated DNA data with operator data to assist asset teams with development and completion planning.

JORDAN SAWADOGO Jordan Sawadogo is a senior reservoir engineer at Biota Technology, Houston, where he leads integration of DNA diagnostics and reservoir engineering and has analyzed hundreds of wells across the Permian Basin. Prior to Biota, Sawadogo was a reservoir engineer at Quantum Reservoir Impact, where he worked across reservoir management, simulation and asset valuation groups. He holds an MSc with Distinction in reservoir engineering from Imperial College London.

SEPTEMBER 2020

EVENT INFO

WHEN Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm

SPEAKER Jordan Sawadogo Senior Reservoir Engineer Biota Technology

CONTACT Aaron Burton waaronburton@uogtraining.com

PRICING Members/Non-Members: $15

Students/MiT/Retired SPE: $15

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COMPLETIONS AND PRODUCTION

Webinar: Digitalized Production Optimization: Executive Objectives and Technical Opportunities

Upstream companies are now focusing more than ever on reducing breakeven cost per BOE. This presentation will discuss where the biggest opportunities are for improving production operational improvement, which wasn't captured in the past due to project- and task-specific use of digital technology, rather than the pursuit of integrated strategies. We will cover three high-impact digitalization areas, including production and processing digital twins; flow assurance and well monitoring; and production maximization via advanced process control. An example of recent results obtained by producers will be given for each of these three areas, and they will be tied together to show how they form an integrated optimization approach.

SEPTEMBER 2020

EVENT INFO

WHEN Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm

SPEAKER Ron Beck Market Strategy Director Aspen Technology

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

PRICING

RON BECK Ron Beck is market strategy director at Aspen Technology. He has 25 years of experience in applying software technology in upstream, downstream and chemicals, and 10 years of experience in commercializing chemical engineering technology, including enhanced oil recovery. A graduate of Princeton University, Beck has ongoing contact with digitalization teams at many global energy players. He is a frequent speaker at industry forums and an active blogger and writer.

Members/Non-Members: $15

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NORTHSIDE

Webinar: Global Climate Change Wars and Fossil Energy; Current and Future Realities

Global climate change remains at the top of the agenda during lively discussion on TV documentaries, frightening newspaper headlines, science magazines and foreign policy journals. The sudden abundance of relatively clean and inexpensive shale oil and gas is profoundly changing global energy markets. Despite the rapid growth of renewable energy, the fact remains that fossil fuels will continue to dominate world energy consumption for decades to come. Therefore, fossil fuel consumption will continue to produce greenhouse gas emissions that are linked to global warming. Public and political pressure, however, is to curtail the use of oil and gas hydrocarbons or find a solution for permanent disposal of heat trapping gases. This is no longer an option for the future; it is a political necessity. This presentation provides a view on global climate change issues, starting with causes and effects, the positions of believers and skeptics and the oftencontradictory arguments of scientists and policy makers.

GEORGE STOSUR - PAST SPE DISTINGUISHED LECTURER

SEPTEMBER 2020

EVENT INFO

WHEN Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm

SPEAKER George Stosur Consultant and Past SPE Distinguished Lecturer US Department of Energy (Retired)

CONTACT Bill Davis - 281-687-1590 bdavis0819@gmail.com

PRICING Members/Non-Members: $15

Students/MiT/Retired SPE: $15

George Stosur managed oil and gas R&D programs at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. for 22 years. He was responsible for DOE-sponsored research at universities, National Laboratories, and joint R&D projects with several countries. He served as an SPE Section Director, SPE Distinguished Lecturer and guest speaker for several cruise lines. George has authored 86 papers and contributed to a five-volume encyclopedia on hydrocarbons. He holds two MS degrees and a PhD in petroleum engineering.

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WESTSIDE

Webinar: Perforating Trends, Technology and Evaluation in North America

This presentation will provide insights into recent trends in perforating horizontal wells. Market research has shown an increase in the use of consistenthole shaped charges versus conventional-shaped charges, such as deeppenetrating and large-hole charges. Diagnostic data will be combined with entry hole diameter statistics and friction pressure calculations for the consistent-hole shaped charges in order to demonstrate how they differ from conventionalshaped charges. Proppant tracer diagnostics will highlight several case studies in which consistent-hole shaped charges or other recent perforating enhancements were employed. Case studies will include extreme limited entry (XLE) designs, diversion employed systems, high-density perforating (HDP) and reduced cluster spacing (RCS) completion techniques.

CHRIS SQUIRES Chris Squires is the regional engineering advisor for the ProTechnics Division of Core Laboratories in Pittsburgh. His work focuses on assisting oil, gas, storage and injection well operators to make better completion decisions based on the analysis of projects designed with proppant, water, gas and oil diagnostic tracers. Squires began working in the oilfield in 2007, after graduating from Penn State University with a BS in mechanical engineering.

SEPTEMBER 2020

EVENT INFO

WHEN Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm

SPEAKER Chris Squires Regional Engineering Advisor, ProTechnics Division, Core Laboratories

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

PRICING Members/Non-Members: $15

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SEPTEMBER 2020

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

TWO-PART WEBINAR: Switch On: Ending Energy Poverty and Powering the World

EVENT INFO

WHEN

How can oil and gas companies adapt to the energy transition? How can the world end energy poverty? The SPE business development group will be hosting a two-part event.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:30pm – 5:30pm

First, we will provide registrants with on demand access to a screening of the film Switch On to help answer some of these questions and more. In the film, Scott Tinker and his team explore how both fossil fuels and new energy sources will be needed to combat global energy poverty by providing increased access to fuels and electricity.

Scott W. Tinker Director Bureau of Economic Geology

Second, there will be a virtual meeting that will kick off the Q&A session with Dr. Tinker, followed by an Energy Transition and ESG panel featuring senior energy executives and investors. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in ending global energy poverty while keeping pulse of the ongoing energy transformation. The trailer for Switch On can be found at switchon.org/about/films/.

SCOTT W. TINKER Scott W. Tinker works to bring disparate groups together to address difficult challenges. Dr. Tinker is director of the 250-person Bureau of Economic Geology, the State Geologist of Texas, and a professor holding the Allday Endowed Chair at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Tinker is an AGI Campbell Medalist, AAPG Halbouty Medalist, GCAGS Boyd Medalist, and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.

MICHAEL SKELLY

SPEAKER

Michael Skelly Senior Advisor Lazard Craig Friou Chief Compliance Officer and Deputy Chief Financial Officer EnCap Alexander Rozenfeld Founder and Managing Director Climate Impact Capital James Mackey Managing Director OGCI Climate Investments

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

SEASON PASS HOLDERS

Michael Skelly is a renewable energy entrepreneur and pioneer in the US wind industry. At Lazard, Skelly advises companies and investors on renewable energy and sustainability. Skelly led the growth of Horizon Wind Energy, now part of EDP, before becoming founder and president of Clean Line Energy. Skelly holds a BA in economics from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

You do not need to register for this event, as your Season Pass has automatically registered you for all 2020–2021 Business Development events.

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STUDY GROUP

SEPTEMBER 2020

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (CONTINUED)

TWO-PART WEBINAR: Switch On: Ending Energy Poverty and Powering the World

CRAIG FRIOU Craig Friou is the chief compliance officer and deputy chief financial officer at EnCap, where he has led ESG efforts, including becoming a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment and issuing the firm’s first sustainability reports. Prior to EnCap, Friou spent 23 years at PwC. Friou is a CPA and holds BBA and MPA degrees in accounting from The University of Texas.

ALEXANDER ROZENFELD With 20 years of energy and innovation experience, Alex has worked extensively internationally as an entrepreneur, angel investor, and venture capitalist for Fortune 500 companies. His focus has been on bringing corporations and entrepreneurs together to impact one of the world’s largest challenges – sustainable and plentiful energy access. Alex founded Climate Impact Capital to fill the gap for start-ups and investors seeking to manage climate change.

JAMES MACKEY James Mackey leads OGCI Climate Investments’ team responsible for investing in projects that recycle and store greenhouse gas emissions from large industrial facilities. He previously held senior roles at Apex Clean Energy, NextEra Energy Resources, Dynegy, J.P. Morgan, and Duke Energy. Mackey holds an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and a BA in Economics from Trinity College – Hartford, Connecticut.

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DATA ANALYTICS

Webinar: Data Analytics Career Pathways in an Evolving Energy Industry The SPE-GCS Data Analytics Group presents a TED Talk-style interactive event. The event will feature three prominent speakers talking about their experiences in data science as oil and gas industry professionals, providing different career perspectives. The discussion will cover topics ranging from learning data science skills as a student to entrepreneurial experience and career pivots. Bring your questions to our speakers and join us in interactive breakout sessions at the end.

SATHISH SANKARAN

Sathish Sankaran is Executive Vice President of Engineering at Xecta Digital Labs. He leads an engineering team in the development of digital solutions for energy industry by fusing physics and data analytics methods for applications in reservoir, production, facilities, and downstream processes. The title of his talk is "Role of Hybrid Engineers in the Future of Energy”. He has over 20 years of diversified industry experience in technology development, consulting, project execution and management working on several international, deepwater, and US onshore projects.

SUSAN NASH Susan Nash is Director of Innovation, Emerging Science and Technology at AAPG. In her role, Susan works to identify products, services, companies, and individuals doing innovative work, and to facilitate collaborative transfers of knowledge, skills, and ideas. The title of her talk is "Innovation in the time of COVID-19: Where are the emerging new opportunities?" With the advent of COVID-19, and with the goal of building resilience and adaptability, she has launched webinar series and workshops on topics ranging from geosciences and analytics to imaging and the “New Space” drones.

SEPTEMBER 2020

EVENT INFO

WHEN Tuesday, September 24, 2020 11:30am – 1:00pm

SPEAKERS Sathish Sankaran Executive Vice President of Engineering Xecta Digital Labs Susan Nash Director of Innovation, Emerging Science and Technology AAPG Liz Percak Dennett AWS Lead Solutions Architect Open Subsurface Data Universe

CONTACT Pushpesh Sharma s.pushpesh@gmail.com

PRICING (Regular, ends 09/01/2020) Members/Non-Members: $20/$25 Students/MiT/Retired SPE: $10

LIZ PERCAK DENNETT Liz Dennett is the AWS Lead Solutions Architect for the Open Subsurface Data Universe (OSDU) where she works with Energy customers to break down data silos to fuel innovation. Liz is a passionate technologist with 12 years of experience pioneering novel technological approaches to solve pressing O&G challenges. She has deep domain experience in geology, geophysics, solutions architecture, and biotechnology including subsurface genomics and applied microbiology. Liz holds a BS in geology from the University of Alaska Anchorage and an MS and PhD in geoscience from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she researched geomicrobiology on modern and ancient Earth as part of the NASA Astrobiology Institute.

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Register for your booth today! ──── Sponsor this event to receive further opportunities with our chapter! ──── Sept 9 – Company Showcase

September

9-11th,

2020

CAREER ENHANCEMENT EVENT A Premier Recruiting Event

The 2020 Career Enhancement Event is a career fair for your company to connect with graduate and undergraduate students with the Texas A&M SPE chapter. Whether your company is looking to fill fulltime positions, internships, or coops, this is the event for you to meet and begin relationships with the young professionals that will fill them. We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our first Company Showcase on Wednesday, September 9th with recruitment taking place on Thursday, September 10th and Friday, September 11th.

Sept 10 – Open Recruitment Sept 11 – Open Recruitment

──── 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ──── Hosted Virtually by: Texas A&M University SPE Student Chapter _____ For more information, visit our website: https://spe.tamu.edu/cee 2020

──── Contact Kara Stark tamu.spe.cee@gmail.com

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SEPTEMBER 2020

MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MiT)

Webinar: MiT Seminar Series #50: 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: Just Tell Me What to Say and Write to Get the Job! A dynamic discussion on how to systematically customize your resume in the shortest amount of time for each role and application, as well as a step-by-step procedure to prepare for the most critical interview in the hiring process. TONY MARTIN Tony Martin has worked in recruitment for more than 15 years and is a certified project manager. His blog, “How to Get the Job,” is written to help anyone succeed while searching for a new role. Martin has hired thousands of people and is well versed in what employers are looking for throughout the hiring process. He has a passion for coaching and assisting people in securing positions through self-promotion, marketing and networking.

PROGRAM 2: Rigs to Real Estate: Sidetracking the Boom or Bust Cycle It's time to stop living from boom to bust. This is not a new problem. In fact, multiple generations of oilfield personnel before us have experienced the cyclical volatility of our industry. The remedy is to generate a stable, predictable income stream that is not based on commodity prices or the stock market. This presentation will show how investing in real estate can be an ideal method for O&G professionals to achieve this goal. COLLIN PLACKE Collin Placke is a petroleum engineer with more than 10 years of experience in oil and gas industry roles. After experiencing the volatility of our industry firsthand, he was drawn to the stable income and tax benefits of real estate investing. After building a portfolio of large, multifamily assets, Placke started the Rigs to Real Estate community to help other O&G professionals utilize real estate to smooth out the ups and downs of our industry.

EVENT INFO

WHEN Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00am – 3:00pm

SPEAKERS Tony Martin Principal Consultant Missing Company Name Collin Placke Founder Rigs to Real Estate Michael Pyrcz, PhD Associate Professor Cockrell School of Engineering Jackson School of Geosciences The University of Texas at Austin

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

EVENT PRICING Member: $15

Non-Member/Walk-In: $25

MiT/Student/Retired (SPE): $10

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SEPTEMBER 2020

MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MiT) (CONTINUED)

Webinar: MiT Seminar Series #50: Joint Meeting with the SPE Petro-Tech Study Group Co-Hosted with AAPG PROGRAM 3: New Opportunities for Subsurface Engineers and Geoscientists in the Digital Revolution There is a digital revolution underway. Many students and working professionals are learning for the first time about big data, big data analytics and data-driven prediction. Yet, for energy engineers and geoscientists, this is all familiar: Energy has been working in big data since long before tech learned about big data. We integrate large and varied datasets with geostatistics and data-driven predictions to solve difficult problems all the time. I teach data science, spatial data analytics and machine learning to energy professionals, and I’ve seen firsthand that they're prepared to augment their skills to open up new opportunities. MICHAEL PYRCZ, PHD Michael Pyrcz is an associate professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering and the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches and supervises research on subsurface data analytics, geostatistics and machine learning. Before joining UT, Pyrcz led research on reservoir data analytics and modeling for 13 years with Chevron. He has written over 45 peer-reviewed publications and a textbook on spatial data analytics.

ENERGYDOT AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEES

SPE EnergyDot: The Leadership Summit

EVENT INFO

Due to the pandemic, low oil prices, a surge in technological adaptations and synergies between energy sectors, the Society of Petroleum Engineers believe it's an important time for top executives from energy sectors to share their expertise and inspire engineers to find a middle ground to work together to solve the world’s energy problems. The focus points of this year’s event are the digital era and energy transition, our low-carbon future, and human capital.

September 1, 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2020 11:00am – 1:00pm

This is a virtual event with four sessions. Sessions will appear every Thursday at 11am during the month of September .

Alfiya Nikolaeva and Nii Nunoo ashakirova@slb.com

WHEN

CONTACT

PRICING All Sessions: $50 One Session: $15

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SPECIAL EVENTS

MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MIT)

PRE-EVENT: Virtual Panel Presentations & Discussions Panel discussions and presentations will be made virtually on Friday, September 25, prior to the main hiring event on Tuesday, September 29. Registration in this event entitles the registrant to participate in the Hiring Event as well. Please complete the steps through the link to register for the Hiring Event to participate in both the panel and the Hiring Event.

JULIE FEHL Julie Fehl has been in HR and talent acquisition for more than 16 years. With experience ranging across industries, Fehl works with clients to look at their accomplishments and goals for the future to effectively communicate their unique value in writing and conversation. Fehl offers the perspective of what today’s employers are looking for through the eyes of the recruiter and hiring manager.

ED GILLIARD Ed Gilliard has diverse experience in engineering, finance, strategic planning and government affairs. He has been involved with closing over $3 billion of complex transactions internationally and in the US, and has extensive experience negotiating complex transactions and building consensus with diverse groups, in English and Spanish. Gilliard has a superior record of accomplishments at major companies, including Baker Hughes, Banque Indosuez, Continental Bank, Amoco and others.

JUDY LANUM

SEPTEMBER 2020

EVENT INFO

WHEN Friday, September 25, 2020 9:00am – 11:00am

SPEAKERS (Topics to be announced. Additional speakers may be added.) Julie Fehl Manager of Career Coaching Wilbanks Consulting Group Ed Gilliard Engineering & Finance Consultant Sanare Energy Partners LLC Judy Lanum Professional Career Coach

LOCATION Webinar only

CONTACT Scott Myers/Marlette Dumas spegcs.mit.hiringevent@gmail.com

EVENT PRICING Members: $15

As a professional career coach, Judy Lanum's life’s mission is to empower others with the ability to discover the skills and traits they already possess, determine their five-year goals, then help them accomplish those goals. Lanum feels strongly that the art of targeted, intentional conversations with others – with a mindset to meet their needs first – is a major factor in success.

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MEMBERS IN TRANSITION (MIT)

MAIN EVENT: Fall 2020 Upstream Oil and Gas Experienced Professionals Hiring Event The SPE-GCS cordially invites you to the 7th 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. For this event, SPE will be partnering with Texas Workforce Solutions, as well as more than 30 other professional organizations to make this event inclusive and representative of the industry segment. Thus we expect candidates from all disciplines to participate. Employers will have a virtual booth at the event, early access to job seekers’ CVs and the opportunity to interact with experienced candidates. Registration Registration is currently open to employers, sponsors and government agencies. (Registration for job-seekers opened August 15.) Experienced oil and gas professionals who are members of one of the collaborating organizations can participate. Panel discussions and presentations will be made virtually, prior to the main hiring event, on Friday, September 25, 2020. (Please see page 19 for more info.) In conjunction with and prior to the main hiring event, panelists will offer their thoughts and recommendations on crucial issues facing professionals in transition, including:

SEPTEMBER 2020

EVENT INFO

WHEN Pre-Event Panel Presentations & Discussions: Friday, September 25, 2020 Main Event: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 (Timing of entry slots will be announced at a later date.)

LOCATION Webinar only.

CONTACT Scott Myers/Marlette Dumas spegcs.mit.hiringevent@gmail.com

EVENT PRICING Members: $5

• Transferable skills • Career changes • Career development and downtime • Layoffs • Job search assistance • On-the-job training • Unemployment benefits

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SEPTEMBER 2020

RESERVOIR

Reservoir Technology Symposium 2020 Virtual The Reservoir Study Group is hosting its flagship Annual Reservoir Technology Symposium as a fully virtual event. The virtual symposium will be spread over two half days on the mornings of September 24 and 25, 2020. The event will cover both unconventional and conventional topics and include a Q&A discussion with the keynote panel. The theme of this year’s event is "Reservoir Management Technology Through the Lifecycle." Through the lifecycle, technology continues to step forward, unlocking resources, but we are far from the ceiling. We see mature fields implementing EOR and CO2 re-injection to squeeze out more for minimal cost and environmental impact. Operators of producing assets are drawing on sophisticated computer systems to optimize production and utilizing innovative data acquisition to more efficiently develop remaining resources. Advanced seismic imaging and integrated core analysis enable detailed subsurface characterization, which leads to developments as big as new fields. New discoveries are being commercialized in the most challenging conditions yet. What technologies will drive reservoir management to the next level?

SESSION 1: Thursday September 24, 9:00am – 11:30am Topic 1: Unconventional Appraisal and Development Planning • Tailoring Completion Design to Reservoir and Geologic Quality Changes Across the Uinta Basin (Encana) - Tee Suan, Ovintiv • Interference Testing to Optimize Development - Trevor Ingle and Hart Greenwood, Devon Energy Topic 2: Conventional Field Development • Arkutun-Dagi Water Injection Conformance Control - Michael Davis, ExxonMobil • Performance Evaluation of a Deep Offshore Producer Using Real-Time Surveillance Diagnostics and Detailed Coupled Numeric Models - Bulent Izgec, Hess

SESSION 2: Friday September 25, 9:00am – 11:00am Topic 1: Producing Asset Optimization • Atlantis: Finding a Field within a Field - Jean-Paul Vangestel (presenter) with Craig Steiner and Tim Dore, BP Topic 2: Maximizing Mature Assets • OGCI Climate Investments - Mark Coalmer, OGCI Climate Investments

WHEN Thursday & Friday September 24 & 25, 2020 9:00am – 11:00am

LOCATION Virtual via WebEx

PRICING BUNDLE DEAL (Early Registration Only) Members: $35

Non-Members: $40

Students/ MiT/ Retired (Limited Spots): $15 THURSDAY OR FRIDAY ONLY 1 day pricing Members: Early Registration $20 Members: Late Registration $25 Non-Members: $25

Students/ MiT/ Retired (Limited Spots): $10

CONTACT Deepanshu Kumar deepanshu_kumar@oxy.com

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! If you are interested, please contact: Kiran Venepalli kiran.venepalli@cmgla.ca Raul Esquivel raul_esquivel@oxy.com

EVENT SPONSORS Gold | Silver |

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SEPTEMBER 2020

RESERVOIR (CONTINUED)

Reservoir Technology Symposium 2020 - Virtual KEYNOTE SESSION PANEL: “Reservoir Management Technologies Through the Field Lifecycle” Panelists • James Hacker, Global Chief Reservoir Engineer, ExxonMobil • Michelle Thomas, Head of Innovation, Petroleum, BHP • Tom Messonnier, Director, Asset Development, Talos Energy • Vasilii Shelkov, CEO, RFD

SPORTING CLAYS

Save The Date: SPE-GCS 20th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! 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! 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/5677/ for pricing and registration information. We look forward to seeing everyone on November 6!

EVENT INFO

WHEN Friday, November 6, 2020 7:30am Check-In

LOCATION Westside Sporting Grounds 10120 Pattison Road Katy, TX 77493

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

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SPECIAL EVENTS

ELECTRIC SUBMERSIBLE PUMP SYMPOSIUM

2021 Electric Submersible Pump (ESP) Symposium The SPE Gulf Coast Section 2021 Electric Submersible Pumps Symposium brings ESP technical experts from around the world together - both from operators and manufacturers - to share innovative information and lessons learned pertaining to ESP technology, production, and operations.

SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are now available. For 2021 we have an expanded list of cost-effective opportunities for you to maximize your organizations exposure and support SPE in its activities such as the SPE-GCS Scholarship Endowment Fund. A complete list of the sponsorship and advertising opportunities can be found on the event website and here are just a few of benefits that all sponsorships we receive: • Prominent on-site signage displayed at the conference recognizing the sponsorship • Recognition in the conference program (provided sponsorship is confirmed before print deadline) • Recognition on the PowerPoint slides viewed between technical sessions • Recognition on the conference website, including a link to your company’s website For more information and up to date details regarding the event please see the event website and SPE International calendar.

SEPTEMBER 2020

EVENT INFO

WHEN May 10-14, 2021 8:00am – 5:00pm

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Shauna Noonan 2019 - 2020 SPE President

LOCATION 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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STUDENT CHAPTERS

SEPTEMBER 2020

PAST AND UPCOMING ACTIVITIES RECAP Data Analytics and Diversity & Inclusion Committees

Summer Technical Talk and Webinar Continues

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. Please reach out to Venkata Chavali (venkata.b.chavali@tamu.edu) for further information on our Data Analytics Committee. Please contact Tara Ruth (tor@tamu.edu) to learn more about the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Our student chapter would like to thank the continued industry support that we have received this summer despite the on-going pandemic impacts. We would like to acknowledge several industry professionals and companies for sharing their expertise to bring insightful information and discussions to our student members. We value your time and contribution to educate our members.

Douglas Von Gonten Memorial Golf Tournament

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).

TAMU-SPE would like to invite companies and industry professionals to join us for our annual Douglas Von Gonten (DVG) Memorial golf tournament. Each year, TAMU-SPE host this golf tournament to raise scholarship funds to support petroleum engineering students. The tournament is a four-person scramble where two industry professionals are paired up with two students. The tournament will be held on Monday, October 21st, at the Traditions Golf Club located in Bryan, TX. To learn more about this event, please contact Brodee Lee (brodlee@tamu.edu). 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 experience and words of advice on resume development, networking, internships, job searching and careers with our members. The mentorship program will be conducted remotely through Discord. If you are interested in taking part in this mentorship program, please fill out the linked Google form. If you have any questions regarding this program, please feel free to reach out to Andrew Smith (ags2021@tamu.edu).

MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITY FORM

• Armand Paradis, Jeremy Gottlieb, Kevin Klausmeyer - ComboCurve • Topic: ComboCurve Demo – a could based probabilistic reserves and economic platform • KAPPA Summer Series • Topic: Navigating through Saphir, Topaze, Rubis, and Citrine

TAMU SPE Website: spe.tamu.edu Publication Contact: Debora Martogi (demartog@tamu.edu)

STUDENT CHAPTER DIRECTORY HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Iskandar Rahbani: iskandar.rahbani@gmail.com

RICE UNIVERSITY

Eric Vavra: edv1@rice.edu

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

Debora Martogi: demartog@tamu.edu

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

Lotanna Ohazuruike: president.uhspe@gmail.com

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STUDENT CHAPTERS

SEPTEMBER 2020

PAST AND UPCOMING ACTIVITIES RECAP Saturday for SPE

Python Bootcamp

"Saturday for SPE" consisted of talks regarding the oil and gas industry on each Saturday of July in collaboration with other SPE student chapters, including Asia Pacific University, Imperial College London and IFP School France. There was a great sense of teamwork among organizations and we hope to repeat this rewarding experience.

UH SPE cooperated with the HP Data Science Institute at UH to host a two-day Python workshop on August 6 and 7, which covered all the basics needed to use and understand the software. Our members had the opportunity to enhance their coding skills and widen their knowledge of Python.

Harmony Enterprise Workshop UH SPE partnered with IHS Markit and Pi Epsilon Tau to host a three-week Harmony workshop in August. The workshop focused on evaluating reserves and analyzing oil and gas well performance. This was a great opportunity for students to improve their technical skills and obtain certification.

Free Student Summer Learning Program by KAPPA This program is open to all UH students. Sessions will be recorded, so if you are unable to join us, please email support@kappaeng.com to get access to the recordings. Please make sure to register using the QR code on the flyer for the respective date.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

SEPTEMBER 2020

2020 SPE Awards and Scholarships Banquet Recap The 2020 SPE-GCS Awards & Scholarship Banquet was celebrated successfully by the section in August. The event was held in hybrid fashion incorporating the CDC protocol for COVID-19 with less than 50 in-person participants who were socially distanced and double that number virtually celebrating with family from the comfort and safety of their own homes. The keynote speaker was Cindy Yeilding, Senior Vice President, BP America. We honored SPE-GCS Scholarship recipients, Young Professionals, the SPE Legion of Honor, and the recipients of the SPE-GCS North America Regional awards and SPEGCS awards. Many of the honorees provided photos, career summaries and videos of their acceptance speeches. For those who participated virtually, breakout rooms were set up in the video conference so they could network with each other while in-person attendees enjoyed a dinner of Texas-style barbeque.


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2020-2021 GULF COAST SECTION

Board of Directors CHAIR

Simeon Eburi, Chevron spegcschair@gmail.com

VICE CHAIR

Nii Nunoo, KPMG nnunoo@kpmg.com

PAST CHAIR/ ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE 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

VICE TREASURER

Bill Davis bdavis0819@gmail.com

Board Committee Chairs CAREER MANAGEMENT

John Jackson, Cudd Energy Services jjackson30180@cudd.com

COMMUNICATIONS

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

EDUCATION

James Barry, Turbo Chem jbarry@turbochem.com

PROGRAMS

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

VICE PROGRAMS

Bharath Rajappa, ConocoPhillips bharath.rajappa@ conocophillips.com

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

DIRECTORS AT LARGE 2020 – 2021 Leslie Malone leslie.malone@bpx.com

Mikhail Alekseenko mikhailalekseenko@gmail.com

Committee Chairs AWARDS BANQUET

SEPTEMBER 2020

NEWSLETTER

Sarah Sameei editor@spegcs.org

PUBLICITY

Zafar Kamal szkamal@hotmail.com

SCHOLARSHIP

Eric Robken, Ashland Global erobken@ashlandinvest.com

SPONSORSHIP

Fabian Vera fevera07@gmail.com

SPORTING CLAYS

Prue Smith, BP pruee.smith@bp.com

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

TENNIS

COMMUNITY SERVICES

WEB TECHNOLOGY

Antonio Lazo antonio.lazo@chevron.com

ESP SYMPOSIUM

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

GOLF CHAIR

Marc Davis, Champions Cinco Pipe mdavis@ccpipellc.com

INNOVATE!

Elizabeth Cambre elizabeth.cambre@tendeka.com

MEMBERSHIP

Lisa Li, Houston EP yuli2008@comcast.net

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

Erin Chang, BP erin.chang@bp.com

Lindsey Newsome Newsome Marketing Group lindseynewsome@gmail.com

CISH

Misael Uribe misaelub@yahoo.com

IN-CLASS STEM TUTORING Richard Murphy stancal@windstream.net

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Jasen Gast jgast25@icloud.com

SOCIAL MEDIA

Davis Scott, Schlumberger daviswsd@gmail.com

WOMEN IN ENERGY (WIN) Kristine Kuse, Oxy kristine_kuse@oxy.com


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CONTACT CONNECT

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

SEPTEMBER 2020

PERMIAN BASIN

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

Thomas Belsha, Grenadier Energy TBelsha@grenadierenergy.com

PETRO-TECH

COMPLETIONS & PRODUCTION

Amit Patil, OneSubsea apatil14@onesubsea.slb.com

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

COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (CFD)

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

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

RESERVOIR

Jody Mahoney, BHP jody.mahoney@bhp.com

WATER & WASTE MANAGEMENT

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

WESTSIDE

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

Newsletter Committee CHAIR

Sarah Sameei editor@spegcs.org

AD SALES

Kristen Washam kwasham@spe.org

BOARD LIAISON

Alexsandra Martinez adinorah.martinez@gmail.com

NEWSLETTER DESIGN DesignGood kristie@designgood.com

SPE-GCS Office 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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