March 8, 2011


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Regional Events
3/30 Texas/SE New Mexico: Practical Salt Tectonics (Rowan) -- Corpus Christi, TX.
3/31 Eastern: Michigan Field Experiences -- Mt. Pleasant, MI.
4/6 Midcontinent: Choosing Your IOR Application (Betty Felber, Consultant) -- Wichita, KS.
4/11-15 Rocky Mountain: Complex Well, Core Competency 2011 (Bob Knoll) -- Golden, CO.
4/19-20 Rocky Mountain: Fracture Analysis (Michael Fahy, consultant) – Golden, CO.
4/25 Midcontinent: Enhanced Oil Recovery by Chemical Flooding -- Tulsa, OK. Contact: 918-631-2979
4/26 West Coast: Facilities Engineering -- Bakersfield, CA. Contact: 661-635-0559
Information not yet available for events shown in italics, please periodically check www.pttc.org for future information.
With the "soft" outlook for natural gas prices, oil is "King" and Improved Oil Recovery (IOR) is a solution applicable to both mature and recently developed oil reservoirs. This April 6th workshop in Wichita, preceding the TORP Oil Recovery Conference focuses on IOR screening to determine if your reservoir is an IOR target --- and field application case studies. A variety of chemical and gas injection approaches are discussed and illustrated through field histories case studies. Is your reservoir a good IOR candidate? New technology you might want to consider.
Industry Events
3/14-18 AAPG/SPE/SEG Hedberg Research Conference: Enhanced Geothermal Systems -- Napa, CA.
3/21-23 SPE E&P Health/Safety/Security/Environmental Conference -- Houston, TX.
3/21-23 Harts: Marcellus Midstream Conference & Exhibition -- Pittsburgh, PA.
3/22-23 WBT 2011 Showcase: Emerging and Converging Technologies -- Arlington, TX.
3/27-29 SPE Reservoir Engineering and Facilities Design Conference -- San Antonio, TX.
3/27-29 SPE Production and Operations Symposium -- Oklahoma City, OK.
3/29-30 IOGCC/OU 2011 Woodford Summit -- Norman, OK.
4/5-6 2011 IADC/SPE Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations Conference & Exhibition -- Denver, CO.
4/5-6 SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference & Exhibition -- The Woodlands, TX.

industry HIGHLIGHTS|

2011 Forecast -- Positive Outlook for Well Servicing Firms (Well Servicing magazine, Jan/Feb 2011)

To quote the article --- "As the industry heads into 2011, anecdotal conversations with well servicing firms across the country reflect a positive outlook. Reports from the field find utilization strong, especially for regional firms, with contractors noting that they expect demand for wellsite services will grow in 2011. There are also expectations for improved pricing, though the financial picture in 2011 will benefit from greater utilization of existing equipment rather than a sharp increase in hourly rates."

While at the website, take a few moments to read an article in the same issue titled "Champions of Change." The author notes that most organizations and individuals change on a regular basis with or without a conscious strategy to do so. Are you changing? Undoubtedly. Read the article and learn from other's experience how to positively manage change.
DOE HIGHLIGHTS|

Morgan County, IL Selected as Site for FutureGen 2.0 (2/28/11)

Key factors influencing Morgan County's selection were its high quality geology and close proximity to the Meredosia power plant. There has been a strong show of support from community business and elected leaders, as well as directly affected landowners. Ameren Energy Resources power plant in Meredosia, Illinois will be repowered with advanced oxy-combustion technology provided by Babcox and Wilcox. Should concerns arise in the future about the Morgan County site, alternative sites have been identified in Christian and Douglas counties.
EPA HIGHLIGHTS|

EPA Extends GHG Reporting Date (EPA press release 3/1/11)

EPA extends the reporting deadline (originally 3/31/11) to allow further development and testing by industry of the reporting system.
RPSEA HIGHLIGHTS|

RPSEA 2010 Ultra-Deepwater RFP Announcement Imminent (March 9). Check www.rpsea.org for announcement.

4/19-20 RPSEA Unconventional Gas 2011: Technological Keys to Unlocking Additional Reserves -- Denver, CO. | Marcellus, Black Warrior Basin, Piceance Basin, Well Stimulation, Produced Water Handling, Re-fracturing, Low Perm Field Development -- two technology-packed days.
PTTC HIGHLIGHTS|

Michigan Basin Insights & Field Experiences -- Mar 31 in Mt Pleasant, MI.

Just a few of the presentations:

-- What does the mature Antrim Shale Play look like?
-- Lipid biomarker analysis techniques to define and exploit "sweet spots"
-- What are the results of infill drilling old Prairie du Chien fields?
-- Well rejuvenation technology (cleaning casing, reopening clogged perfs) Transworld Energy

And there is more (can you say hydrothermal dolomite-oriented research?)
AAPG HIGHLIGHTS|

AAPG Education Opportunities
AAPG E-Symposium: Mar. 17, 2 pm CST: Basic Tools for Shale Exploration (Lindell Bridges, EQT)
AAPG E-Symposium: Apr. 28, 10 am CDT: The Niobrara Petroleum System, A Major Tight Resource Play in the Rocky Mountain Region
(Stephen Sonnenberg, Colorado School of Mines)
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