Where: UH ERP Building 4, Room 110 When: September 21, 2015, Dinner Served 5:30PM, Meeting 6PM - 8PM Event Details: Come meet your 2015-2016 UH SPE Board and hear all about upcoming events and new opportunities to get involved with SPE. Our guest speaker will be Lonnie McDade from Phoenix Energy, who will be talking about how to survive in a down market. We will end the meeting with an exciting competition between teams vying for the honor of representing UH SPE in the 2016 PetroBowl. As always food and drinks will be provided. Mr. McDade, a Petroleum Engineer, has over 35 years of experience serving the upstream domestic and international oil and gas industry. He began his career with Amoco Production in the Gulf of Mexico serving as both production and development engineer. Following Amoco, Mr. McDade worked as an Area Manager for and independent E&P company throughout the Mid Continent, Permian, Sacramento, and Rocky Mountain regions. He then joined British Petroleum and served as the Manager of Reservoir Engineering, Acquisitions, and Technical Manager for Europe as well as UK Land and Manager of Production and Operations on the North Slope of Alaska. Mr. McDade has served as a technical consultant for firms such as the Scotia Group and Deloitte Consulting with marquee clients such as: Schlumberger, Chevron, GE, Southern Cal Edison, Nippon, Texaco, Boeing, and Pemex among others. He continues as an advisor to several major and minor independents as well as several premier legal and investment firms in the domestic and international markets. Mr. McDade has a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University and Advanced Management form Duke University. The meeting is free to attend however please RSVP to let us know if you're attending. Please RSVP to Attend
Don't worry if you couldn't make it to PetroBowl on Thursday, September 10th. We are extending PetroBowl to Tuesday, September 15th. PetroBowl will be held at ERP Computer Lab from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM. Click the button to the right to register. Visit http://uhspe.org/petrobowl/ for more information. Register to Participate
SPE-GCS Permian Basin Study Group: Regaining Well Integrity Through Integrated Restoration Services – 9/22/15
The SPE-GCS Permian Basin Study Group will host a luncheon on "Regaining Well Integrity Through Integrated Restoration Services" with guest speakers Luis Godoy (Global Product Line Specialist) and Dimas Azuaje (Global Product Line Specialist) from Weatherford on 9/22/15 at the Norris Conference Centers - Houston/Westchase. Students are encouraged to attend to learn more about industry trends and will receive a special discount. Event Details: When USD 1.09B/day in Oil revenue are lost due to well integrity issues (2011 OTM consulting) it causes that drilling engineers, corrosion experts, CEO’s and rig manager in the industry to not only lose sleep but wake up wondering what went wrong and how to fix it or the best path to remediation. Wellbore Integrity Restoration Services is a complete package of services specifically geared to successfully restore casing integrity by isolating the well from formation communication. These integrated services help operators find casing integrity problems with the Wireline SecureView evaluation suite and permanently fix them using a reliable, robust MetalSkin cased hole liner (MCL). The first step in conquering well integrity challenges is to find the problem. Logging services can help operators pinpoint internal and external casing problems, water-production sources, and wellbore obstructions. By running a complete combinable Well Integrity logging suite operators will be able to identify, with confidence, casing defects to help prevent and mitigate downtime, high costs, and regulatory penalties. Please register to attend: http://www.spegcs.org/events/3029/ For more information about student discounts, please contact Mr. Syed Razavi.
Our September issue of the UHSPE Newsletter is out! Catch up on what we're up to by following the jump here.
With ATCE being the largest conference for SPE members, it is a great opportunity for many of us to give back to the community that graciously hosts us for the week. Active involvement in local community service also encourages positive press for the oil and gas industry. Therefore, is the SPE Gulf Coast Section is launching a new initiative as part of ATCE 2015 known as SPE Cares. The SPE Cares Committee encourages community service and networking among SPE members from around the world as we gather for the largest SPE meeting held here in Houston, the Oil Capital of the World. To kick off this initiative, there will be a community service competition from September 26-29, 2015 among all Student Chapters and Sections of SPE. Students and professionals will represent their Chapter or local Section while volunteering, log their hours on the printable sheet attached, and have their hours signed by one of the SPE Cares Committee members or the main points of contact at the volunteering venues below. The top three Student Chapters and Sections will be recognized in the next issue of The Way Ahead magazine and be eligible for a prize. Our main volunteering event for SPE Cares is with the Gulf Coast Section’s Community Service Committee Galveston Beach Cleanup on Saturday, September 26, from 8AM to noon. We also encourage local volunteers to drive visiting SPE members from the convention center to the beach and back for this event. Click here for event specifics and registration: http://www.spegcs.org/events/2994/ Drivers will be able to log the hours spent driving to Galveston and back for the community service competition. If you can help carpool, please sign up at the link below and confirm how many volunteers you can take (not including yourself): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OlazManM7160_OBzYe7iFoN2fgaoHofjZ6r41s_k_HU/edit#gid=0 Other venues [...]
The 2nd Annual UHSPE PetroBowl stage 1 qualifiers are open! UHSPE PetroBowl page UHSPE PetroBowl 2015 Qualifier Registration
Professional Development Workshop: So you want to be a Petroleum Engineer? – Monday 14 September 2015
Where: UH Campus, UC South, Room 214 (Space City) When: Monday, 14 September 2015, 10AM – 3PM Description This workshop is designed to help aspiring students by equipping them with the necessary skills to succeed as a petroleum engineer covering interview strategies, professional development, and professional conduct. Attendees will get a chance to engage with our guest speaker and have one-on-one sessions to discuss their resume and ask one-on-one questions. The event is free to all interested students however seating is limited to 40 individuals. Event Schedule 10AM – Keynote Presentation 11AM – Group Discussion 12PM – 3PM 15-minute individual sessions with guest speaker About the Keynote Speaker Dr. Farhad Ghassemi, P.E. is a senior consultant based in Houston in the Reserves/Resources Assurance and Reporting team for Shell Upstream International Finance in The Hague, Netherlands. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry in companies including Conoco, ConocoPhillips and Shell, Dr. Ghassemi holds a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California and is a registered professional engineer. Dr.Ghassemi has published numerous SPE and SPEE papers and holds several US patents. He is also an active member of the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers and a 30-year member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. To attend the workshop, please RSVP by clicking the button to the right. RSVP for Workshop