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4th Annual College & Career Expo Call for Volunteers

Register UHSPE cordially invites you to help SPE-GCS in the “4th Annual College & Career Expo” organized by the Spring ISD Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department on Saturday, February 20, 2016. If you enjoyed the High School Volunteering Event in last November, you will like this one. Volunteers are invited to share information about SPE and UH. You are welcomed to share your impression of our petroleum engineering department and our industry. What brought you into SPE and what makes you a petroleum engineer? Please accept our invitation to help equip the high school students with the knowledge needed to be successful in their future professional endeavors. Thank you in advance for supporting SPE and the Spring ISD CTE. This event helps to connect K-12 students and community members to colleges and careers. It is designed to familiarize students with the skills, options, and best practices needed to successfully transition from school to a career. The event will feature presentations on financial planning, financial aid, SAT and ACT, career networking, finding a career path interview and resume tips, professional dress, post-secondary options, and interactive parent workshops. Your volunteering effort will earn membership points! Sign up today!

By |2017-09-26T16:24:32+00:00February 11th, 2016|General|0 Comments

SPE-GCS HSE Student Invitational Seminar Volunteers Needed

Where: Young Women's College Preparatory Academy When: March 11, 2016, 9AM-Noon Event Details: SPE-GCS HSE is looking for volunteers to help with their Student Invitational Seminar held this year at the Young Women's College Preparatory Academy on March 11, 2016. Students from several high schools in the Houston area will attend and learn more about careers and HSE-related challenges in the oil and gas industry. Talks and activities include: Malaria Control - Bioko Island, Equitorial Guinea by Marathon Oil Climate Change by Trey Shaffer, Senior Partner at Environmental Resource Management Spill Response Drill Scavenger Hunt Your volunteering effort will help more students pursue careers in STEM and earn membership points towards prizes at the end of the semester. Please register below to help with this great effort. Register

By |2017-09-26T16:24:32+00:00February 11th, 2016|General|0 Comments

SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Responsibility

Where: Stavanger Forum, Stavanger, Norway When: April 11-13, 2016 Event Details: Taking place on the 12 April, the objective of the HSE Challenge is to give students interested in the HSSE arena of the Oil and Gas industry an opportunity to showcase their knowledge on the subject and to connect with industry professionals. Please see attached the invitation letter which contains more details regarding the HSE Challenge. In addition to the HSE Challenge, there are several other student activities taking place at the HSE Conference, the Young Professionals Luncheon and the European regional qualifier of the Petrobowl. Students participating in the HSE challenge can attend the HSE Conference at the rate of 976 Norwegian Krone (approx. $113 USD) and will be offered a complimentary place at the Young Professionals Luncheon on Monday 11 April. Please follow this link for full details of the student activities at HSE 2016. If you would like to register for the Challenge, please fill out and return the attached form, use the online form on this page.

By |2017-09-26T16:24:32+00:00February 11th, 2016|General|0 Comments

Weiss Energy Hall Tour with UHSPE – 1/22/16

When: Friday, January 22, 2016 9:30AM-11AM Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive Houston, Texas 77030 United States Register For Event About the Event Happy Thursday! We hope you're powering through your first week of classes and enjoying the spring semester! Wrap the week off with UHSPE by enjoying a tour and learning more about the oil and gas industry! Explore the entire process of energy development, from how oil and natural gas are formed to the ways various types of energy are used. The Wiess Energy Hall at the Houston Museum of Natural Science explores the application of scientific concepts and advanced technology in the oil and gas industry. The hall incorporates dynamic interactive learning methods including computer graphics, touch screens, holographic video displays, and virtual reality. For additional information, please visit http://www.hmns.org/exhibits/permanent-exhibitions/energy-hall/ Free tickets for the first 20 members who sign up!

By |2017-09-26T16:24:32+00:00January 21st, 2016|General|0 Comments

2016 UHSPE Student Paper Contest Call for Abstracts!

Register for Contest Call for papers is now open for the 2016 UHSPE Student Paper Contest scheduled for Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the UH Energy Research Park, Building 9. The contest is open to all UH students (must be a registered SPE member, free for students) in the undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD categories. To register please click the registration button to the left. For more information, follow the jump here.

By |2017-09-26T16:24:32+00:00January 13th, 2016|General|0 Comments

SPE-GCS Cont. Ed: Oil Patch Writing Workshop (Thursday 1/14/16, 8:30AM – 1PM)

When: Thursday, January 14, 2016 8:30AM-1PM Where: SPEI Houston Training Center 10777 Westheimer Rd. Houston, Texas 77042 United States Register For Event About the Event The Oil Patch Writing class will focus on upstream jargon and oil industry writing standards following the SPE Style Guide. Developed for engineers and geoscientists, especially those with English as a second language, this course starts by defining the parts of speech as building blocks, then shows how to use them to build strong sentences, paragraphs, and documents that are clear, concise, and correct. Grammar, usage, capitalization, and punctuation rules are covered using good and bad writing examples taken from real-life oil industry writings. Microsoft Word tips for formatting text, figures, tables, and equations will be shared, along with editing and proofreading techniques for polishing the final writing product.. About the Speaker Jeanne Perdue received a BS degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany. She started her career as a chemist at the Texaco Research Laboratories in Bellaire, where she did core analysis and heavy oil analysis. She later conducted research and literature searches at the Texaco Library – before Google was invented. Perdue then became an oil and gas journalist, covering drilling and information technology for Hart's E&P magazine and launching Upstream Technology magazine, which won local and international awards from the Society for Technical Communication. She is now a technical writer at Occidental Petroleum, preparing field development plans, maintenance and operations procedures, best practices, and concession proposals for the Middle East Support Team.   A Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Perdue has served as Scholarship Chair, Community Services Chair, Membership Chair, Secretary, and Chair of the Gulf Coast [...]

By |2017-09-26T16:24:32+00:00January 13th, 2016|General|0 Comments

Lunch & Learn: Wellbitz (Wednesday, November 11, 2015)

When: Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 11:30 am - 12:50 pm Where: UH Energy Research Park, Building 9, Room 104 Come join us on Wednesday for a lunch and learn with WellBitz where you can learn about their approach to E&P project management. WellBitz gives small independent O&G companies a central workspace to organize all their E&P projects, including drilling, operations, prospects, and investments. This software allows multiple users to collaborate, upload and organize oilfield documents, maps and charts, as well as data analysis. The software includes the ability to execute reserves, economics forecasting, and decline curve analysis. The event is open to students and faculty. To attend, please RSVP by clicking the link below. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CF0G_L1tVgtVlmi6hgj-SRrfRe0aBB_taHt7eD3Ao10/viewform?c=0&w=1

By |2017-09-26T16:24:32+00:00November 9th, 2015|General|0 Comments

UHSPE Software Seminar: IHS (Tuesday, November 10, 2015)

What: IHS Software Seminar When: Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 10AM - 12:30PM Where: UH Energy Research Park, Building 9, Room 124 IHS, one of the world's largest and leading E&P information providers and developers in solutions, will be presenting at UH tomorrow on how students can use their software tools to conduct research. IHS provides industry with cutting edge software that helps professionals make cost-effective decisions and companies profitable. Learn how you can use IHS tools by attending! The schedule for the program is as follows: DeclinePlus (40 minutes) – How oil and gas operators use public production data to compare the performance of their wells to their surrounding competitors. Also time-saving workflows to forecast production from each well. 10 minute break RTA (45 minutes) – Advanced production data analysis in unconventional shale reservoirs. A modern workflow to characterize a shale reservoir, including Monte Carlo Risk analysis for probabilistic production forecasts. This can be preceded by a concepts video generated by Dave Anderson for attendees to watch in advance. It will be an excellent way educate the attendees and focus our presentation on the workflow and steps an engineer takes for these analyses. 10 Minute break Pipeline optimization & design (30 minutes) – Setting up a surface hydraulic model to identify system bottlenecks, now and as new wells are drilled and tied into the pipeline network. Uses IHS Piper software. Questions and Answers (15 minutes) Before attending the event, please review the following to help get up to speed: Pre-learning: SPE 102505 The Selection, Application, and Misapplication of Reservoir Analogs for the Estimation of Petroleum Reserves. Pre-learning (video): RTA Theory for Unconventional Reservoirs, 6 part video series (80 minutes total): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnGyDe7mjvo&list=PL246A6D2CE2259CF2 Pre-learning: SPE 145088 - Quantifying Uncertainty in [...]

By |2017-09-26T16:24:32+00:00November 9th, 2015|General|0 Comments

Event Recap: Challenges and Advances in Research Technology with Jim Bush, President, Evolution Engineering

On Friday, November 6, 2015 Jim Bush, President, from Evolution Engineering presented at the UH Energy Research Park on Challenges and Advances in Research Technology. The talk focused on the do's and don'ts on how to develop an idea and deliver it to the market for industry consumption. Mr. Bush shared valuable advice for students in attendance. To view a copy of Mr. Bush's presentation, please follow the link below. https://prezi.com/yo4pmb6sid7o/univ-houston-petroleum-engineering-lecture-jim-bush/

By |2015-11-09T14:37:10+00:00November 9th, 2015|General|0 Comments