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12 Apr 2017

2017 CSM and Denver SPE Joint Session Evening Event

Topic:      TBD

Who:       President of SPE, Janeen Judah

When:     April 12th, starts at 5pm.

Time:   5:00 - Social and Cash Bar,  6:00-Dinner and Guest Speaker


Friedhoff Hall
Green Center
Colorado School of Mines
924 16th street,   Room B-20
Golden, CO 80401

Street parking; and after 5pm, parking in the CSM lots on campus

Cost:  $40 professionals, includes plated meal and 1 drink ticket

$10 students


Reservation Deadline: April 4th at 5pm, no walk-ins to this event.

14 Apr 2017

CSM Annual Fundrasing Clayshoot

Friday, April 14th | 11:00 am

Kiowa Creek Sporting Club: 46700 E. County Road 30, Bennet, CO

(303)-664-4627 |

Lunch provided

Prizes to be handed out on an individual and team basis


Registration options for industry members:

$600 4-person industry team

$400 3-person industry team with student as 4th member

$150 individual


Registration options for CSM students:

$50 individual

Students also have opportunity to be sponsored by an industry team

To register a team: visit

Sign up under the “SPE Clayshoot Registration” link

Direct questions to:

26 Apr 2017 REGISTER

CONTINUING EDUCATION | Introduction to Petroleum Engineering

This course builds on content of a new text, Introduction to Petroleum Engineering, co-authored by Dr. Christiansen and Dr. John R. Fanchi and published by Wiley in 2016. The intent of the text and the course is to introduce engineers and non-engineers to tools and methods used by petroleum engineers to produce oil and gas resources. Going beyond verbal descriptions, participants will work with important concepts and relationships at an introductory level. Participants will receive copies of the text.

Instructor: Richard L. Christiansen, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, University of Utah

Dates: Wednesday - Thursday, April 26-27, 2017, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, 321 Seventeenth Street, Denver, CO 80202, (303) 297-3111

1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded by SPE-Americas Office for this 2-day course.

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 7th, 2017


Course Content

Topics include:

  • Basics: fluid and rock properties, oil and gas in place; elements of geology
  • Drilling: vertical, directional, horizontal, and off-shore
  • Well logging
  • Completions
  • Surface facilities from well-head to refinery
  • Well testing
  • Evaluation of production performance
  • Reservoir performance: conventional and unconventional; reserve estimates

Who Should Attend

For engineers and non-engineers working, or interested, in the petroleum industry, this course will help them grasp the language and concepts of petroleum engineering. Laptops are required for this course.

About the Instructor

Dr. Richard L. Christiansen, is Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah with 30-plus years of experience in the oil industry. He taught courses in petroleum engineering at the Colorado School of Mines for 16 years. He has worked for large and small oil companies. He is co-author with Dr. John R. Fanchi of Introduction to Petroleum Engineering (Wiley, 2016).



The registration deadline is April 7, 2017. 

The registration fee is $1,400 for members and $1,800 for nonmembers and is fully refundable until that date.  For more details, contact Darien O’Brien, P.E. at or (303) 934-5979.  Make your check payable to SPE Denver Section and mail to Darien O’Brien, 1632 South Lamar Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80232-7038.  Please include the course name, your FULL name (as you would like it to appear on the course completion certificate), SPE member number (if applicable), Title, Company, e-mail address, postal address, phone and fax number.  You may also register and pay on-line at

5 May 2017

Energy Industry Volunteer Day & Happy Hour

When: Friday, May 5, 2017


3 Aug 2017


When: Friday August, 4th 2017

Tee Times: Friday 7:30 AM - Friday 1:00 PM


The Ridge at Castle Pines North

1414 Castle Pines Parkway

Castle Pines, CO 80108


$800 per Team

(Team includes green fee, cart rental, and breakfast, lunch, or dinner - depending on tee time)

Sponsorship Opportunities:

*Sponsors will get first preference for tee times, all tee times will NOT be guaranteed until 1 month prior to the tournament

Bronze - $150

Silver - $300

Gold - $500

Platinum - $1000


Questions? Call Erin McEvers at (303) 842-5748

23 Mar 2017

COMPLETIONS STUDY GROUP | Jeff Hebert, Carbo Ceramics

When: Thursday March 23rd, 2017 – 11:30 AM

Where: Halliburton, 1125 17th Street, Suite 1900

Notes: Bring your own lunch

Speaker: Jeff Hebert, Carbo Ceramics


Production Assurance involves the economical flow of hydrocarbons from reservoir to the point of sale.  This requires effectively preventing / handling solid deposits which can be both organic and inorganic in nature.  These deposits can cause catastrophic blockage in pipelines, proppant packs and wellbores. Financial loss from production interruption or asset damage can be astronomical and the industry spends hundreds of millions of dollars a year to remediate. To prevent organic/ inorganic deposits and lost production time inhibitor chemicals are delivered downhole via tubulars and as an additive to fracturing fluids. A new delivery system is an infused and encapsulated porous ceramic proppant. The chemical is infused into proppant and pumped as a blend in normal proppant. Typical treatments are designed to last for years of production. This treatment lifetime, however, can be altered to accommodate for longer or shorter periods of time. The delivery system allows inhibitor chemicals to be released at a slow rate when the proppant comes in contact with production and results in a highly efficient, reservoir based chemical delivery system.  This presentation will discuss the mechanisms by which damage can impede the production of hydrocarbons and how the use of proppants to remediate this damage can lower lease operating expenses and enhance production.  It will also outline case studies where this technology has been implicated.


Jeff Hebert is the Business Manager for the Production Assurance division of Carbo Ceramics.  He has 17+ years’ experience in drilling, completions and production engineering. He was previously a managing partner in Force Industries, a specialty chemical company focused on remediating production damage. Before joining Force he was the Operations Manager for the Pressure Pumping Services Division of Superior Energy Services.  Prior to Superior Jeff was a technical advisor to Weatherford’s fracturing group and started his career with Schlumberger working in cementing, coiled tubing and fracturing divisions. He holds B.S. degrees in Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of SW Louisiana.

15 Mar 2017

GENERAL MEETING(2) | How Can Microfracturing Improve Reservoir Management?

Distinguished Lecturer: Mayank Malik

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 11:30 AM - 1 PM

Denver Athletic Club

For any dietary restrictions please contact

Registration closes at 5 PM on Monday, March 13th

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