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21 Feb 2017

Cont. Ed. | Res. Eng. Aspects and Forecasting Well Prod. in Unconvntl. Resources

The goal of this course is to frame the issues and challenges related to reservoir engineering for unconventional reservoirs. This course provides a comprehensive perspective on methodologies for the diagnosis, analysis, and forecasting of well production data in unconventional resources. 

Instructors: Thomas A. Blasingame, Ph.D., P.E., Professor, Texas A&M University

Dilhan Ilk, Ph.D., Vice President and Staff Engineer, Degolyer and MacNaughton

Dates: Tuesday - Wednesday, February 21-22, 2017, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: 

Liberty Oilfield Services | 950 17th St #2000, Denver, CO 80202

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

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2017


Course Content

This course considers the numerous elements related to the reservoir engineering aspects for unconventional reservoirs. Production analysis and forecasting in unconventional resources are challenging tasks due to the high degree of uncertainty and non-uniqueness associated with evaluating well completion and understanding reservoir properties. This course provides guidelines on the interpretation of data behavior and consistent approach to analyzing and forecasting production in unconventional resources. The course specifically addresses the following topics:

Reservoir Characterization:‚Äč

  • Geology: Defining unconventional / shale reservoir systems
  • Geophysics: Defining the role of seismic and microseismic data in unconventional reservoir development
  • Petrophysics: Correlating porosity and permeability concepts and understanding hydrocarbon maturation
  • Flow Behavior: Scaling effects related to Darcy and Knudsen flow behavior
  • Phase Behavior: Characterizing PVT for "liquids-rich" shale reservoirs

Well Completions / Field Development / Operations: 

  • Stimulation: Identifying current / expected practices, strategies, optimization
  • Data: Collecting analyzing, and interpreting critical data for well performance analysis
  • Production: Highlighting issues in liquid-loading, role of artificial lift, field practices / operations
  • Development: Identifying strategies for field development, well spacing / placement, performance expectations

Analysis of Well Performance:

  • Diagnostics: Identifying well performance characteristics and flow regimes using diagnostic plots
  • RTA: Utilization of time-rate-pressure analysis methods for production data and flow diagnostics
  • PTA: Identifying practical aspects of time-pressure analysis including flow regime diagnostics
  • Modeling: Modeling aspects for unconventionals - practices and the implications of simplified models
  • Reserves: Utilization of time-rate (decline curve) models
  • Parameters: Estimating key reservoir and completion parameters using well performance data
  • Forecasting: Forecasting future performance for various production / completion / development scenarios
  • Workflow: Providing a workflow to help quantify well performance uncertainty

Who Should Attend

Technologist, engineers, and managers involved in evaluating well performance (time-rate-pressure) data for optimizing production, understanding completion efficiency, and estimating reserves and ultimate recoveries. Laptops are required for this course. Participants should have a basic understanding of petroleum engineering terminology and systems.

About the Instructors

Dr. Tom Blasingame, P.E., is a Professor in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station Texas.  He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University — all in Petroleum Engineering.  In teaching and research activities Tom focuses on petrophysics, reservoir engineering, analysis/ interpretation of well performance, and technical mathematics.  Tom is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the Society for Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).  Tom has prepared over 140 technical articles; and has chaired numerous technical committees and technical meetings.  Tom also served as Assistant Department Head (Graduate Programs) for the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M from 1997 to 2003, and has been recognized with several teaching and service awards from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Dilhan Ilk, is a vice president and staff engineer at DeGolyer and MacNaughton in Dallas, Texas.  He holds B.Sc. degree from Istanbul Technical University, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University — all in Petroleum Engineering.  In 2010 Dilhan joined DeGolyer and MacNaughton upon completing his graduate studies at Texas A&M University.  Dilhan's interests include analysis of well test and production data, reservoir engineering, and inverse problems.  In particular, Dilhan focuses on well performance analysis in unconventional reservoirs and  has made several contributions to petroleum engineering literature, and to date, he has prepared numerous articles in well test analysis, analysis/interpretation of production data, general reservoir engineering, etc. Dilhan has also presented several industry short courses throughout the world and he regularly serves in program committees at Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) conferences, forum series and workshops focused on unconventional reservoirs.  He is currently a member of SPE Reservoir Description and Dynamics committee.

Registration

The registration deadline is February 3, 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 dgobrien@alumni.mines.edu 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 http://denver.spe.org/.

15 Mar 2017 REGISTER

GENERAL MEETING | 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 denversection@spemail.org

Registration closes at 5 PM on Monday, March 13th

21 Mar 2017 REGISTER

Cont. Ed. | DFIT - The Unconventional Well Test: Theory, Design, and Interpretation

This course will review the theory of fracture-injection / falloff testing, the design of DFITs, and interpretation of DFIT data using both straight-line and type curve methods, illustrated with the North American field examples including horizontal and vertical well DFITs in unconventional reservoirs. Additionally, field examples will be included to show how DFIT interpretations can be used in production data analysis of horizontal wells. 

Instructor:           David P. Craig, Ph.D., P.E., Reservoir Development Consulting

 

Dates:                  Tuesday - Wednesday, March 21-22, 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, March 3, 2017


 

Course Content

DFIT – The Unconventional Well Test short course will review the theory of fracture-injection/falloff testing, the design of DFITs, and interpretation of DFIT data using both straight-line and type curve methods. Design and interpretation methods will be illustrated with North American field examples, including horizontal and vertical well DFITs in unconventional reservoirs. Additionally, field examples will be included to show how DFIT interpretations can be used in production data analysis of horizontal wells.

 

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for petroleum, production and completion engineers, geologists and field operation staff who are familiar with the fracturing process and interested in advanced hydraulic fracturing design, treatment and interpretation.  Laptops are required for this course.

 

About the Instructor

Dr. David P. Craig, P.E. is owner and a consultant for DFITpro.com/Reservoir Development Company where he developed a method for identifying the number of producing fractures in a multi-fractured horizontal well and developed a process for identifying, evaluating, and stimulating bypassed or ineffectively-stimulated zones in oil or gas wells. Dr. Craig earned a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1989, an MS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1991, and a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2006.

 

Dr. Craig formerly worked as a Chief Engineer with Halliburton where he developed reservoir engineering technology and a prototype mathematical model for analyzing complex hydraulic fracture patterns. Dr. Craig is also the inventor listed on 10 United States patents or patent applications—5 patents relate specifically to DFIT design, implementation, and interpretation methods. Dr. Craig has also written and presented 11 papers on DFIT methods since 1999. Dr. Craig was awarded the Henry Matson Technical Service Award from the Denver Section of SPE in "recognition of significant contributions in engineering design and diagnostics of hydraulic fractures," and in 2006 Dr. Craig received the Award of Excellence for Outstanding Research from the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University.

 

Registration

The registration deadline is March 3, 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 dgobrien@alumni.mines.edu 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 http://denver.spe.org/.

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 | www.kiowacreek.com

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 https://commerce.cashnet.com/stuact

Sign up under the “SPE Clayshoot Registration” link

Direct questions to: minesclayshoot2017@gmail.com

26 Apr 2017 REGISTER

Cont. Ed. | 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).

 

 

Registration

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 dgobrien@alumni.mines.edu 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 http://denver.spe.org/.

17 Feb 2017

2017 Racquetball Tournament

Date: February 17, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Location: Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver

Cost: $35.00 Members, $20.00 Students

For any questions regarding registration and sponsorship please contact: 

John Arsenault (jarsenault@bayswater.us)

John Berning (john.berning@doverals.com)

Brian Weaver (brian.weaver@libertyfrac.com)

15 Feb 2017

GENERAL MEETING | Crude Oil From a Trader's Perspective - "Follow the Money" Tech Analysis

Lecturer: Jim Bowrowicz

Bio: Jim Borowicz is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of diverse corporate experience in oil and gas operations, natural gas supply acquisition, natural gas storage management and is considered an industry expert with managing commodity risk for for natural gas, crude oil and diesel fuel. Jim has provided advisement services to produces, railroads, natural gas utilities, power generators as well as large industrial consumers throughout the United States and is a regular lecturer/educator to trade groups, and executive committees. Jim has a M.B.A. from the University of Colorado, Denver and a Finance Degree from the University of North Dakota.

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

Denver Athletic Club

For any dietary restrictions please contact denversection@spemail.org

Registration closes at 5 PM on Monday, February 13th

14 Feb 2017

Education Track - Microseismic Monitoring of Hydraulic Fracture Stimulations

What Engineers need to know!

Mike Preiksaitis
Geophysical Specialist, ESG Solutions

February 14, 2017 | 2-5 pm, deadline to sign up is 2/10/17 5pm in order to have the notes ahead of time. 

Walk-ins accepted for $40.

Location: 

Noble Energy

World Trade Center Denver

1625 Broadway # 2200

Denver, CO 80202

Abstract

Over the past decade, microseismic monitoring has become a widely used approach to gain an understanding of in-situ reservoir behavior during hydraulic fracture stimulations. From early monitoring performed in the Barnett Shale to current programs in unconventional formations around the world, microseismic monitoring has served as a valuable geophysical tool to help operators optimize completions methods, improve field development and maximize recovery.  Locating microseismic events associated with hydraulic fracturing provides feedback on fracture geometry, optimal well orientation and spacing, effective stimulated volume and fault interaction, while the integration of advanced microseismic methods with engineering and geomechanics provides a new understanding of complex fracture network development.  The seminar will provide an overview of microseismic theory and practice, from program design and acquisition through to data processing and interpretation.  Case studies will demonstrate how microseismic monitoring can improve production through improved understanding of reservoir behavior.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Microseismic Fundamentals:  A brief review of seismic theory and discussion on what microseismics can and can’t tell you.
  • Microseismic Monitoring Equipment:  Tool types and deployment options, including downhole, near-surface/surface, and hybrid systems will be discussed, along with the importance of array designs and the pros and cons of various configurations.
  • Case Studies:  Discussion of the practical applications of microseismic interpretation for hydraulic fracturing including answering questions such as:
    • Does more dots = better production?
    • What can microseismics tell you about your completions techniques?
    • The role of geology in fracturing
    • Integrating microseismic results with other data
    • Seismic Moment Tensor Inversion – What can it do for me?  How is it different from fault mechanism analysis?
  • The next step –Where is my production coming from?

 

Lecturer Bio:

Mike Preiksaitis is a Geophysical Specialist with ESG’s global energy services division, where he is a senior resource to processing and reporting teams for hydraulic fracture monitoring projects.   Mike joined ESG in 2011 as a geophysicist and has played an integral role in the growth of ESG’s FRACMAP® services, with tremendous experience in microseismic array design, advanced processing and interpretation.  Mike is a registered professional Geophysicist (P.Geo) and a member of the SEG and CSEG.  He earned his B.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of Alberta in Canada.  Prior to joining ESG, Mike worked as a geophysical processor at CGG Veritas where he processed conventional 2D/3D seismic data.

 

 

10 Feb 2017

SPE - YP 3rd Annual Spring Fling Ski Trip

February 10-12, 2017, Copper Mountain Resort - Space is limited, fun is not! A great opportunity to network while hitting the slopes and enjoying apres ski. 4 out of 5 engineers agree - a proven way to build relationships, increase brand awareness, and learn ski skills from your customers (informal survey, 5th engineer was in the trees...).

Lodging includes 2 nights in Copper Mountain Resort - slope side (Friday, 2/10 and Saturday, 2/11)

Lift Tickets (2 ski / board days) valid Friday, 2/10 and Saturday 2/11

Pricing 

$250 / person – members and non-members, includes 2 nights of lodging and 2 days of skiing / boarding

$175 / person – members and non-members, includes 2 nights of lodging

 

When registering, please indicate what size t-shirt you would like under "name on ticket".

Sponsorships are still available! Contact Mark Hinamen (mark.hinaman+spe@gmail.com, or Tom Rolleczek (trolleczek@varelintl.com) for details and sponsorship levels.

4 Feb 2017

2017 SPE North American Student Symposium

Overview

The SPE Student Symposium has been re-branded as the SPE North America Student Symposium. It is a massive conference put together by Colorado School of Mines, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and The University of Texas at Austin.

This year, the SPE North America Student Symposium will be held in conjunction with the North America PetroBowl Regional Qualifier and the Rocky Mountain North America and Southwestern North America Regional SPE Paper Contests.

Encana Corporation is excited to host all of these events in their downtown office in Denver, Colorado, from February 1-4, 2017.

Paper Contest

The SPE Paper Contest is a competition between students presenting their technical knowledge. The paper contest will take place on the first day, February 1, 2017.

There will be two regional paper contests back-to-back. We are proud to host both the Rocky Mountain as well as the Southwestern North America Regional.

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PetroBowl

PetroBowl is a trivia competition that pits teams of students against each other in a quiz bowl format. PetroBowl will be held the second day, February 2, 2017.

We will be hosting the North America Regional Qualifier. The top teams will have a chance to participate in the International PetroBowl Competition at ATCE 2017.

Student Symposium

The SPE North America Student Symposium, formerly the SPE Student Symposium, is the main component of our event. The Symposium itself will take place over the last two days, February 3-4, 2017.

The Symposium is a great opportunity for students to network with industry professionals, learn more about the petroleum environment, and meet students from other universities.

Click here for more details!

If you'd like to attend, please contact Ayush Rastogi at ayushrastogi@mymail.mines.edu

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