April 27, 2011


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PETROLEUM HISTORY: This week in | CALENDAR: Regional / Industry | HIGHLIGHTS: Industry / DOE / IPAA / RPSEA / PTTC / AAPG
this week in PETROLEUM HISTORY|

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calendar EVENTS|

Regional Events
5/3 West Coast: Facilities Engineering -- Long Beach, CA.
5/10-11 Rocky Mountain: Completion & Stimulation(s) of Horizontal Wells in Tight and Unconventional Gas Reservoirs (Larry Britt, Tulsa University) -- Golden, CO.
5/12-13
5/12 am
5/12 pm
5/12 full
5/12 full
5/13 am
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)
-- Production & Reservoir Engineering for the PE Exam (Bing Wines, Winrock Engineering Inc.)
5/16 Texas/SE New Mexico: Haynesville/Bossier Core Workshop (STARR, BEG) -- Houston, TX.
5/24 Central/Eastern Gulf: Geophysical Characterization of Geological Formations for Carbon Storage and Monitoring (Andrew Goodliffe, University of Alabama) -- Jackson, MS. Contact: 205-348-4019
6/2 Rocky Mountain: Petra Basics (Jewel Wellborn of Hydrocarbon Exploration and Development) -- Golden, CO.
6/7-8 Midcontinent: Multistage Hydraulic Fracturing in Unconventional Reservoirs (Jennifer Miskimins, CSM) -- Wichita, KS.
6/8 Rocky Mountain: Reservoir Geomechanics Applied to Unconventional Reservoirs -- Denver, CO. Contact: 303-273-3107
6/21 Rocky Mountain: Completions and Stimulations for Geologists (Jennifer Miskimins, Colorado School of Mines) -- Golden, CO.
6/25 Rocky Mountain: Petrophysical Evaluation of Unconventional Reservoirs (RMS AAPG) -- Cheyenne, WY.
Information not yet available for events shown in italics, please periodically check www.pttc.org for future information.
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Industry Events
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.
55/10-11 TIPRO 2nd Annual East Texas Conference -- Kilgore, TX.
5/11-13 Tennessee Oil and Gas Association Annual Meeting -- Nashville, TN.
5/17-18 The Canadian Institute Northeast Shale Gas Symposium -- Pittsburgh, PA.
5/17-19 Panhandle Producers & Royalty Owner's Association Annual Meeting -- Amarillo, TX.
5/19 IADC Drilling Onshore Conference & Exhibition -- Houston, TX.
5/23-25 Hart's Developing Unconventional Oil 2011 -- Denver, CO.
5/23-27 University of Alabama International Coalbed & Shale Gas Symposium -- Tuscaloosa, AL.
5/24-25 Pennsylvania Independent Oil &Gas Association Summer Meeting -- Seven Springs, PA.

industry HIGHLIGHTS|

Midland Basin Horizontal Activity (Drillinginfo)

Interesting discussion by drillinginfo on horizontal activity in the Permian Basin. See also the blogs for other unconventional plays.
DOE HIGHLIGHTS|

www.fe.doe.gov/news/techlines/2011/11020-Water_Treatment_System_Cleans_Marc.html

Altela Inc.'s AltelaRain® 4000 water desalination system was tested at BLX, Inc.'s Sleppy well site in Indiana County, Pa. in a DOE-supported demonstration project. During nine continuous months of operation, the unit successfully treated 77 percent of the water stream onsite, providing distilled water as the product. The average treated water cost per barrel over the demonstration period was approximately 20 percent lower compared to the previous total conventional disposal costs at the site. The system also significantly reduced the need for trucking wastewater. Based on field data generated from the field test, Altela increased the efficiency of its technology by more than 30 percent. All of the clean water produced at the demonstration site was suitable for beneficial re-use by well operators for additional stimulations and was also suitable to be discharged to surface waterways, thus reducing the economic and environmental impacts of clean water usage. As a result of the DOE demonstration project, Altela designed larger towers for the system and four AltelaRain® 600 modules were sold and installed in Williamsport, PA. to treat approximately 100,000 gallons per day of produced and flowback water from hydraulic fracturing.
IPAA HIGHLIGHTS|

Upcoming Meetings

-- 6/20-21 IPAA Midyear Meeting -- Amelia Island, FL

-- 6/21 IPAA OGIS London & NASDAQ QMX Investor Program -- London, England
RPSEA HIGHLIGHTS|

RPSEA Releases 4th UDW RFP -- Dry Trees -- Direct Well Intervention and Risers in 10,000 fwd

Released April 21, proposals are due June 21. There are seven technical areas of interest in this RFP with one award expected per technical area. Minimum cost share for R&D projects is 20%, while the minimum for demonstration projects is 50%.
PTTC HIGHLIGHTS|

West Coast Plans Series of Workshops @ SPE Western Regional -- Anchorage, AK.

5/12 am
5/12 pm
5/12 full
5/12 full
5/13 am
5/13 full
-- 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)
-- Production & Reservoir Engineering for the PE Exam (Bing Wines, Winrock Engineering Inc.)
AAPG HIGHLIGHTS|

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 E-Symposium: May 19, 2 pm CDT: SShale Gas Prospectivity Case Study: Conasauga Shale, Black Warrior Basin, Alabama (Albert
Maende, Weatherford Laboratories)
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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