March 29, 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.
4/11-15 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.
4/26 West Coast: Facilities Engineering -- Bakersfield, CA.
5/3 West Coast: Facilities Engineering -- Long Beach, CA.
5/5 Eastern: Core Workshop @ Western Michigan University -- Kalamazoo, MI. Contact: 269-387-8633
5/10-11 Rocky Mountain: Completion & Stimulation(s) of Horizontal Wells in Tight and Unconventional Gas Reservoirs (Larry Britt, Tulsa University) -- Golden, CO.
5/12 am
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5/13 am
5/13 pm
5/13 full
West Coast workshops @ SPE Western Regional Meeting -- Anchorage, AK
-- Multiphase Metering (Parviz Mesdizadeh, Production Technology, Inc.)
-- Introduction to Well Logging (Todd Sidoti, Schlumberger)
-- Thermal Recovery (Anthony Kovscek, Louis Castanier, Stanford University)
-- Drilling & Completions for the PE Exam (Bing Wines, Winrock Engineering Inc.)
-- Unconventional Shale Resources: Drilling, Evaluation, Fracturing &Completions Methodology & Approaches (Halliburton)
OCS Regulatory Review (BOEMRE)
-- Production & Reservoir Engineering for the PE Exam (Bing Wines, Winrock Engineering Inc.)
Information not yet available for events shown in italics, please periodically check for future information.
AAPG Annual Convention April 10-13


Texas Alliance Expo
Industry Events
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.
4/11-12 SPE From Shale Gas to "Liquids Rich": Learnings and Best Practices -- Palos Verdes, CA.
4/11-13 SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry -- The Woodlands, TX.
4/18-20 Harts: 6th Annual Developing Unconventional Gas Conference & Exhibition -- Fort Worth, TX.
4/18-21 Southwestern Petroleum Short Course -- Lubbock, TX.
4/19-20 RPSEA Unconventional Gas Conference 2011 - Technological Keys to Unlocking Additional Reserves -- Denver, CO.
4/19-21 SPE Digital Energy Conference & Exhibition -- The Woodlands, TX.
5/1-5 NGWA Ground Water Summit and 2011 Ground Water Protection Council Spring Meeting -- Baltimore, MD.
5/2-5 Carbon Capture & Sequestration Conference, 10th Annual -- Pittsburgh, PA.
5/2-5 Offshore Technology Conference -- Houston, TX.
5/3-5 SPE Tight Reservoir Completions: Technology Applications and Best Practices -- Banff, Alberta, Canada.
5/5 IADC Dual Gradient Workshop -- Houston, TX.
5/5 Petroleum ETC: Multiphase Pump User Roundtable, 12th Annual -- Houston, TX.
5/7-11 SPE Western North America Regional Meeting -- Anchorage, AK.
5/8-11 AAPG Pacific Section Annual Meeting -- Anchorage, AK.

industry HIGHLIGHTS|

Government Releases DNV's Findings on Deepwater Horizon BOP (OGJ, 3/23/11)

DNV's report concluded that off-centered drill pipe prevented the blind shear rams from fully closing and sealing the wellbore. The report concluded that forces from flow of the well induced the drill pipe to buckle between the upper annular and the upper variable bore rams. The drill pipe deflected until it contacted the wellbore just above the blind shear ram. "The portion of the drill pipe located between the shearing blade surfaces of the blind shear rams was off center and held in this position by buckling forces."

NETL's Director Anthony Cugini Recognized by AIChE for Management Excellence

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) will recognize Anthony Cugini, Director of DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), with its 2011 Management Division Award. This award is sponsored by Dow Chemical. It recognizes NETL management for "its substantial contribution to the management of engineers involved in the chemical process industries, and to management techniques and procedures utilized in those industries." In particular, NETL management was cited for greatly expanding "the scope and extent of worldwide collaboration between NETL, industry and universities" and for championing the advancement of computational modeling in chemical engineering applications.

Upcoming Meetings

4/11-13 IPAA OGIS New York
IPAA Midyear Meeting, Amelia Island, FL

2nd of Six RPSEA UDW RPFs Released (March 24)

Technical areas of interest: wellbore integrity and strengthening methods; deepwater reverse circulation primary cementing; advanced imaging for tar detection in deepwater wells; intelligent casing; early production system front end engineering design and critical component prototype design; long range/high resolution 3-D UW laser inspection system.

Proposals are due May 24, 2011. 20% cost share required for R&D projects; 50% cost share required for demonstration projects. Typical awards are expected to range between one and three years.

This Week in PTTC – Still Time to Attend
3/30 Texas/SE New Mexico: Practical Salt Tectonics (Rowan) -- Corpus Christi, TX.
3/31 Eastern: Michigan Field Experiences -- Mt. Pleasant, MI.

AAPG Education Opportunities
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)
AAPG GTW: May 23-25, Success in the Marcellus and Utica Shales, Case Studies and New Developments -- Baltimore, MD.
AAPG GTW: June 12-14, Resource Plays in Tight Unconventional Reservoirs, Multi-disciplinary Technological Challenges and Solutions -- Banff, Alberta, Canada
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