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  • Technical Aspects of Waterflooding

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/23/2013

    This one day virtual workshop looks at various elements within the domain of waterflooding including the design, practice, implementation, and surveillance of effective waterflooding.

    This one day virtual workshop looks at various elements within the domain of waterflooding including the design, practice, implementation, and surveillance of effective waterflooding. Each speaker shares their technical perspectives and challenges when it comes to this popular secondary drive mechanism.

    The presentation covers:

    •Waterflood process and design
    •Surveillance and monitoring
    •Challenges when water and oil mix
    •Impact on recovery efficiencies due to effective sweep during displacement

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    Professor Firoozabadi
    Professor Firoozabadi has published some 165 Journal papers in petroleum interfaces, thermodynamics of hydrocarbon reservoirs and production, and multiphase multispecies flow in permeable media. He has published mainly in the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Journals, AIChE Journal, Journal of Chemical Physics, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Langmuir, Water Resources Research, Advances in Water Resources, Soft Matter, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, and Journal of Computational Physics. He has authored a graduate text,―Thermodynamics of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs,ǁ published by McGraw Hill in 1999. Firoozabadi has published some 70 papers in the Journals of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Journals. He is also the most published author in petroleum engineering in comparison to faculty members and scientists in petroleum engineering in the US. Firoozabadi’s major contributions include theoretical, experimental and advanced computational methods in thermodynamics, multiphase flow in subsurface, and kinetics of flow assurance in hydrocarbon energy production.  Firoozabadi has received three of the four major awards of SPE. These awards include the SPE/AIME Anthony Lucas Gold Medal (highest technical award), the SPE Honorary Membership Award, and the SPE John Franklin Carl Award, in recognition of setting the stage and new directions for petroleum production and environmental stewardship of hydrocarbon energy production. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2011.

    Baldev S. Gill
    Mr. Gill has over 14 years of professional and academic research in the areas of reservoir engineering practice, with specialty in reservoir simulation, field development, gas blow down studies, asphaltene precipitation and wettability. He has worked in the North Sea, Houston, West Texas, Michigan, Hague, Wyoming and California for large international companies including Schlumberger and Royal Dutch Shell. He has BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering, MSc Computer Aided Engineering, MSc Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College London and Masters Chemical Engineering from Rice University. He has written and coauthored several technical papers in SPE journals. Currently he is a petroleum operations coordinator for Long Beach Gas & Oil, operator of the 8 Billion barrel Wilmington oil Field, which is under active waterflood. Awards and Honors . Invited Global Emerging leaders Conference from NAE, RAE and CAE, London . Invited Technical Speaker International Petroleum Week, London . San Fernando Valley, Engineers Council, Outstanding Engineering Merit Award Invited Robert Gordon Conference, Flow through Porous Media, Switzerland Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority (CSURM) Fellowship Orange County Outstanding Engineering Merit Award National Academy of Engineering America-China Frontiers Fellow Royal Academy of Engineering, Research Paper Conference, London Imperial College London Fund: MSc Petroleum Engineering Schlumberger Corporation Scholarship, European Award Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK Government Shell Oil Company Academic Scholarship; Rice University . Shell Oil Gold Service Recognition Award – Michigan Waterflood Field Development Visiting Scholar Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) . Halliburton Energy Services Case Award: Imperial College Research Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC), UK Government Elected Professional Memberships Fellow of the Energy Institute, London (FEI) Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE) Sr. Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Member Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Chartered Engineer, UK Engineering Council Former Chair of the Ethics Sub-Committee AIChE (50000 members) Chartered Petroleum Engineer and Chartered Chemical Engineer

    Dr. Abdus Satter
    Dr. Satter is the president of Satter and Associates, which was formed in Houston upon his retirement from Texaco in 1997. He has four decades of worldwide, diversified experience and expertise in reservoir engineering, reservoir simulator development and applications, water flood, enhanced recovery techniques and reservoir studies and operations. He has numerous publications in these areas. He has been involved in reservoir management projects in Cameroon, Denmark, Indonesia, Nigeria, Trinidad, USA, and UK. He has been active in consulting, teaching and training. Penn Well Publishing Company published his books as follows: Practical and Enhanced Reservoir Engineering: Assisted with Simulation Software (2008) Computer-Assisted Reservoir Management (2000), Integrated Water flood Asset Management (1998) Integrated Petroleum Reservoir Management (1994) Another of his books on Modern Reservoir Engineering – Fundamentals, Management, Recovery, and Reserves is in the process of being approved by Elsevier Company. He was 1996-97 Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer on Integrated Reservoir Management. He was again SPE Distinguished Lecturer on Asset Management throughout the Reservoir Life Cycle. He is an SPE Distinguished Member, Legion of Honor Member and Life Member.

    Dr. Ganesh C. Thakur
    Dr. Thakur is vice president, global advisor and fellow of Chevron Energy Technology Company. Thakur is a world-recognized leader in reservoir engineering & simulation, secondary recovery, reservoir and well productivity improvement, heavy oil, horizontal well technology and EOR. He is also known for the emergence of reservoir management (RM) —in particular waterflooding—as a key interdisciplinary practice. Dr. Thakur has an impressive list of publications and teaching engagements conducted around the world. His skills and expertise are called upon widely in the design and operation of RM programs, mentoring technical professionals, and serving as an ambassador of technical capabilities to National Oil Companies and Government Ministries. He is an SPE Distinguished Member and has served as Technical Director – Reservoir for the Board of Directors, and an SPE Distinguished Lecturer. Thakur has authored 60 technical and presidential column articles, three books, edited two SPE reprint series, and presented over 200 lectures/short courses around the world. He has been elected to represent the SPE on the National Petroleum Council (NPC). A past chairperson of the SPE Reprint Series, Thakur has served on the SPE Editorial Review and Forum Series committees and as short-course instructor on Integrated Reservoir Management and Waterflood Management. He received SPE’s 2005 Reservoir Description and Dynamics award, 2006 Penn State University’s outstanding alumni achievement award, and 1994 Orange County, California’s outstanding engineer of the year award. Thakur earned a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering from Indian School of Mines and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in petroleum and natural gas engineering plus an M.A. degree in mathematics, all from Pennsylvania State University. In addition, he earned an executive MBA degree from Houston Baptist University. He has served as an adjunct professor at USC, University of Texas (Permian Basin), University of Houston, Houston Baptist University, and serving King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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  • Artificial Intelligence Applications in the E&P Industry and an Example of Short-Term Production Prediction Using Neural Networks

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/16/2013

    Presented by Dr. Luigi Saputelli

    Artificial intelligence (AI) has been used for more than two decades as a development tool for solutions in several areas of the E&P industry: virtual sensing, production control and optimization, forecasting, and simulation, among many others. Nevertheless, AI applications have not been consolidated as standard solutions in the industry, and most common applications of AI still are case studies and pilot projects.

    Dr. Saputelli is a petroleum engineer with 20+ years’ experience in reservoir engineering, field development, production engineering, drilling engineering, production operations and oilfield automation projects. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering (2003) from the University of Houston, a M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering (1996) from Imperial College, London, and a B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering (1990) from Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela

    He worked as Production Engineering Senior Advisor at Hess Corporation (2009-2012), Halliburton (2003-2009) where he acted as technical lead of various major projects such as Petrobras’ Barracuda-Caratinga fields Real Time Operations project (2005-2006), PDVSA integrated modeling and field exploitation plans for Carito and Orocual fields (2006-2007). Dr. Saputelli later acted as Production Operations Regional Practice Manager and Field Development Global Practice Manager for Halliburton; also worked in PDVSA E&P (1990-2001) and acted as a well planning senior advisor, production technologist, reservoir modeling and simulation engineer.

    He has worked in various countries: Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, England, Scotland and USA. He is an industry recognized researcher, lecturer, SPE Liaison and member of various committees. He has published over 50 industry papers and has three patents on applied technologies for reservoir management, real time optimization and production operations. He is currently President of Frontender Corporation and engaged in various Digital Oilfield implementations.

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  • Unconventional Completions--Wellbore Completions and Fracturing

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/09/2013

    This webinar discusses strategies for completing unconventional wells that require multistage hydraulic fracturing. This webinar defines completions as both the wellbore completion and the hydraulic fracturing. Presented by Aaron Burton, Sergey Kotov

    This webinar discusses strategies for completing unconventional wells that require multistage hydraulic fracturing. This webinar defines completions as both the wellbore completion and the hydraulic fracturing.

    Participants will learn the different types of wellbore completion options as well as the hydraulic fracturing options and how they compare in different applications. This will include plug-and-perf, ball-activated systems, coiled tubing-activated systems, fracturing fluids, proppants, additives, and general fracturing theory and design.

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    Aaron Burton is the business development manager for Unconventional Completions, a group primarily focused on the completion of shales and similar unconventional plays that require multistage hydraulic fracturing. Burton joined Baker Hughes as a field engineer trainee for completion tools after graduation. During his tenure in operations, he has held the roles of field engineer, operations coordinator, and district engineer. He has completed wells in several unconventional plays in North America, including the Bakken, Marcellus, and the Lower Huron.

    Burton holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University.

    Sergey Kotov is the manager of the simulation, unconventional resources team, global marketing at Baker Hughes. He has over 17 years’ experience in stimulation of oil and gas reservoirs.

    He started with Canadian Fracmaster Company as a well stimulation department interpreter in 1995. After the acquisition of the company by BJ Services in 1999, he developed his career as a filed stimulation/cementing engineer. He designed and implemented hydraulic fracture treatments in all major oil and gas fields in Russia from the South of the Arctic Circle. As an application engineer of BJ Services Technology Research Center, he participated in the development and optimization of new stimulation technologies and implemented field trials in the US. He also provided technology transfer both domestically and internationally.

    As a senior stimulation specialist, Kotov provided engineering support to BJ Services operations in North Africa (fracturing, acidizing, water control, and etc.). He developed the stimulation strategy for several fields in Algeria and Libya.

    Kotov holds a M.S. in petroleum engineering from North Caucasus State Technical University in Stavropol, Russia; and a M.A in linguistics from State Linguistic University, Pyatigorsk, Russia.

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  • An Overview and Update of Current Greenhouse (GHG) Regulations and Policies

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/08/2013

    This webinar will provide an overview and update of current greenhouse (GHG) regulations and policies as they apply to the production and use of both conventional and unconventional oil & gas. Presented by Kipp Coddington

    This webinar will provide an overview and update of current greenhouse (GHG) regulations and policies as they apply to the production and use of both conventional and unconventional oil & gas. The following topics will be addressed:

    • Current status of the international negotiations to complete, by 2015, a successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol that would take effect in 2020.
    • Lessons learned to date from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) implementation of Clean Air Act Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V permitting for oil & gas operations and facilities.
    • What EPA's August 2013 re-proposed GHG New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for New Electric Generating Units mean for combined-cycle natural gas (CCNG) power plants. Will CCNG be required to deploy CO2 capture technology, too?

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    Kipp Coddington is a founding partner of and heads the Washington, D.C. office for Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP, a boutique law firm that specializes in energy and environmental law. Mr. Coddington’s commercial, regulatory and policy practice focuses on the Clean Air Act, carbon management, and fossil fuel production and usage.

    Mr. Coddington is a carbon capture & storage (CCS) and carbon dioxide-enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) expert. He led the formation of and is currently counsel to the North American Carbon Capture & Storage Association. In April 2007, he testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on CCS stewardship issues. He served on the State of California’s Blue Ribbon CCS Review Panel and serves on the Geological CO2 Sequestration Task Force of the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission.

    He is a member of the newly formed U.S. Technical Advisory Group that is advising the American National Standards Institute in the development of a new international standard for CCS under an ISO process known as TC 265.

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  • Less Known Methods for Improved Oil and Gas Recovery

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/26/2013

    Presented by Dr. Zaki Bassiouni

    The Distinguished Lecturer's Program Presents:

    This lecture will present three such improved oil and gas processes:

    1- The Double Displacement and the Second Contact Water Displacement Processes that aim to improve oil recovery through gas injection in low-pressure light oil reservoirs.

    2- Co-production, the simultaneous production of gas and water, is used to control water influx into water-drive gas reservoirs. The process involves the conversion of down-dip wells to water producers as they water out delaying the watering out of up-dip wells and reducing the reservoir pressure so more gas can expand and be produced.

    3- Water flooding of low-pressure gas reservoirs presents a viable alternative to compression.

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    Dr. Zaki Bassiouni

    After more than thirty years of service, Dr. Zaki Bassiouni retired from the faculty of Louisiana State University in 2008. He was a professor and chair of the Craft and Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering from July 1983 to June 2004 before assuming the position of Dean of the College of Engineering until his retirement.

    Dr. Bassiouni received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Cairo University, a diploma in Geophysics from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Petrole et des Moteurs of Paris, France, and an M.S. (DEA) and Ph.D. (Docteur Es Sciences) from the University of Lille, France.

    In addition to his academic contributions and publications, Dr. Bassiouni has provided technical expertise to the international oil and gas industries. He has conducted training in more than thirty countries worldwide. He is the author of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Textbook Series Vol. 4 "Theory, Measurement, and Interpretation of Well Logs."

    Dr. Bassiouni is a member of the national honorary society Pi Epsilon Tau, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Society of Professional Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA). He currently served on the Education and Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) fro 1999 to 2004.

    Dr. Bassiouni is the recipient of SPE Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty for 1995. He is also the recipient of the Louisiana Engineering Foundation Faculty Professionalism Award for 2000. He is an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the 2004-2005 & 2008-09 seasons. Dr. Bassiouni was selected as the 2006 recipient of the SPE Formation Evaluation Award. He is also the recipient of Louisiana Engineering Society’s 2008 Technological Accomplishment Award. For the aforementioned services and activities Dr. Bassiouni was inducted in 2012 into LSU College of Engineering Hall of Distinction, the highest honor bestowed by the College.

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  • Treatment Options for Reuse of Frac Flowback and Produced Water From Shales

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/19/2013

    Presented by Dr. Tor Palmgren

    The discussion will address differences in flow back and produced water quality and compare with requirements for hydraulic fracturing formulations. Various recycling methods will be discussed to achieve specifications for reuse in a given type of hydraulic fracturing fluids, such as slickwater, linear gel and cross-linked gel formulations. Recycling methods addressed will range from chemical coagulation and flocculation, lime softening and various mechanical methods such as dissolved gas flotation, hydrocyclones, to media and membrane filtration systems.

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    Dr. Tor Palmgren manages the Exploratory and Special Projects group of M-I SWACO’s Research & Engineering Environmental Solutions Applied Research department and has been involved with water related projects most of the five years since joining M-I SWACO in 2008. The emphasis has been on mobile treatment systems servicing unconventional drilling and hydraulic fracturing operations.

    Prior to joining M-I SWACO, a Schlumberger Company, Dr. Palmgren spent about 20 years in the plastics industry in various positions, from R&D, Technical Service and Management of Product Regulatory Compliance.

    by: Production and Operations Technical Director

  • Overview of Sustainable Development Trends

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/18/2013

    Presented by Libby Cheney, Brian Sullivan

    This webinar will address Communication & Disclosure on Sustainability Performance - moderated by the SPE DL Charlie Curlee and expert in sustainability reporting and presented by Brian Sullivan, Executive Director, IPIECA and Elizabeth Cheney, VP Corporate EHS & SR, Hess.

    The online event will cover the range of reporting and rating topics facing corporations - different actors, sensibilities, trends, drivers and challenges in getting valuable information to the right levels of decision maker and decision makers.

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    Libby Cheney, Hess

    Libby Cheney is Vice President of Corporate Environment, Health, Safety and Social Responsibility for Hess Corporation, a global, integrated energy company based in New York City and Houston.

    In this role, Cheney has responsibility for leading a global team of functional specialists, providing thought leadership on emerging issues for senior management, developing trusted partnerships with key stakeholders; and strengthening the sustainability culture enterprise wide

    Cheney has more than 30 years of leadership experience in sustainability, EHS, strategic planning, operations, engineering and project development.

    She joined Hess in March 2012 from Shell where she spent five years, most recently as Vice President of Safety, Environment, and Sustainable Development for exploration, development and production assets in the Americas. Prior to Shell, Cheney was with ExxonMobil for 24 years where she served in technical and operational roles.

    Cheney hold’s a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. She is active in many civic and professional organizations, including the Offshore Energy Center in Houston, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the United Way of Greater Houston.

    Charles Curlee, Moderator

    Charlie Curlee worked for over 30 years with Marathon Oil Company, holding Health, Environmental, and Safety (HES) management positions for upstream business units in several U.S. locations. He held successive positions at the corporate level as the company’s International HES Manager, Safety Manager and Senior HES Advisor, where he worked on a broad range of emerging HES-related issues. In 2006, he helped establish a new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) function within Marathon to focus on sustainability, stakeholder engagement, community programs and social risk assessment processes.

    Throughout his career, Mr. Curlee has actively participated in trade associations and professional organizations as important resources for sharing best practices to successfully address environmental stewardship, occupational health & safety, and sustainable development challenges. He served as Chair of the IPIECA / API / OGP Reporting Task Force (RTF) for four years, culminating in the December 2010 release of the Second Edition of the "Oil and gas industry guidance on voluntary sustainability reporting". With SPE, Charlie functioned as the Safety Program Subcommittee Chair for the 2004 International Health, Safety and Environment Conference in Calgary, Canada and has spoken at several SPE workshops and conferences. He is a SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the upcoming 2013-2014 DL Tour, speaking on sustainability and sustainability reporting in the oil and gas industry.

    Brian Sullivan, IPIECA
    Brian joined IPIECA as the Executive Director in 2011 following a 23 year career in BP. He graduated in Metallurgy and Materials Science from Imperial College, London, UK and was recruited into BP’s Refining and Marketing international graduate programme in 1986.

    Over the course of 23 years, his career included assignments in London, Copenhagen, Budapest, Athens and Johannesburg, and business experience in over 60 countries.

    During his time with BP he has had a varied career of technical, commercial, financial and leadership roles across the downstream value chain including crude and products trading, marine fuels, lubricants and alternative energy.

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  • Defoaming Additives in Horizontal Multiphase Flow – Impact on Flow Regime and Separations

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/16/2013

    Presented by Professor Omar K. Matar

    The Effect of Surfactant on Stratified and Stratifying Gas-Liquid Flows

    The inlet conditions of the fluids entering a separation vessel have a significant impact on the performance of the separator. In this webinar we consider the dynamics of a stratified/stratifying gas-liquid flow in horizontal tubes.

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    Professor Omar K. Matar

    Prof. O. K. Matar (OKM) is an Exxon-Mobil Fellow and Professor of Fluid Mechanics in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London. OKM’s current research interests are in the area of multiphase flows with applications in oil-and-gas flow-assurance, crude-oil processing, enhanced oil recovery, process intensification, coating flow technology, and manufacturing. OKM has recently been invited to review the field of thin films in Rev. Mod. Phys. (impact factor 51).

    OKM is the current coordinator of the Fluid Mechanics Focus Area at Imperial and has received £11M funding (£8M as Principal Investigator) from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK. OKM is the director of the Transient Multiphase Flow consortium, which comprises a number of oil-and-gas operators (inc. BP, Chevron, Petrobras, Statoil, TOTAL), design- and software-houses. The research council and industrial funding has been used to study phase inversion in concentrated emulsions, flows over rapidly rotating discs (reactors), nonlinear bubble sound interactions, fouling in heat exchangers in crude oil distillation units, dynamics of liquids spreading on compliant substrates, multiphase flow in large-diameter pipes, advanced experimental and numerical methods for the prediction of complex vapour liquid annular flows, and interfacial behaviour in stratified and stratifying annular flows. OKM is also the director of the EPSRC Programme Grant (£5M), MEMPHIS, to produce the next-generation predictive tools for multiphase flows.

    OKM has co-authored 130 articles in prestigious journals and has an h-index of 26. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Multiphase Science and Technology, an Associate Executive Editor of Journal of Engineering Mathematics, and on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Multiphase Flow.

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  • Smart Fields: A Data-Driven Approach to Making Oil Fields Smart

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/11/2013

    This webinar will explore the challenges that our industry face in turning data into information. Presented by Shahab D. Mohaghegh

    This webinar will explore the challenges that our industry face in turning data into information. Where the bottlenecks are. Where we can look for solutions. How solutions can be implemented, and if we are the only industry that has faced or is facing such challenges.

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    Shahab D. Mohaghegh is the president and CEO of Intelligent Solutions, Inc. (ISI) and Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at West Virginia University. A pioneer in the application of Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining in the Exploration and Production industry, he holds B.S., MS, and PhD degrees in petroleum and natural gas engineering.

    He has authored more than 150 technical papers and carried out more than 50 projects many of them with major international companies. He is a SPE Distinguished Lecturer and has been featured in the Distinguished Author Series of SPE’s Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT) four times. He has been honored by the U.S. Secretary of Energy for his technical contribution in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon (Macondo) incident in the Gulf of Mexico and is a member of U.S. Secretary of Energy’s Technical Advisory Committee on Unconventional Resources.

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  • New and Emerging Technologies for Oil and Gas Production of Shale

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/30/2013

    Presented by Stephen A. Holditch, George Moridis George E. King

    For this special SPE Webinar event, three industry-leading experts will be presenting the need for and the application of new and emerging technologies for the economic and environmentally-compatible development of shale.

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    Stephen A. Holditch

    Mr. Holditch, SPE, retired from the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University in January 2013, and is currently a Professor Emeritus. Holditch led the department from January 2004 to January 2012. Holditch served as SPE president during 2002 and is an Honorary Member and Distinguished Member of SPE. He has earned numerous SPE awards, including the Anthony B. Lucas Award, Lester C. Uren Award, and Distinguished Service Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty. He earned BS, MS, and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M.

    George Moridis

    Mr. Moridis has been a Staff Scientist in the Earth Sciences Division of LBNL since 1991, where he is the Deputy Program Lead for Energy Resources. He is in charge of the LBNL research programs on hydrates and tight/shale gas, and leads the development of the new generation of LBNL simulation codes.

    Moridis is a visiting professor in the Petroleum Engineering Dept. at Texas A&M University, and in the Guangzhou Center for Gas Hydrate Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; he is also an adjunct professor in the Chemical Engineering Dept. at the Colorado School of Mines, and in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Dept. of the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He holds MS and PhD degrees from Texas A&M University and BS and ME degrees in chemical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

    Moridis is the author or coauthor of over 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals, more than 180 LBNL reports, paper presentations and book articles, and three patents. He was a SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) Distinguished Lecturer for 2009–10, and was elected a SPE Distinguished Member in 2010. He is the recipient of a 2011 Secretarial Honor Award of the U.S. Department of Energy. He is on the editorial board of three journals, an Associate Editor of four scientific journals, and a reviewer for 26 scientific publications.

    George E. King

    Mr. King is a 47-year veteran of oil and gas research and operations and is Apache Corporation’s Distinguished Engineering Advisor. He is a registered professional engineer and is currently involved in multiple areas of new technologies in the areas of surface modification chemistry, shale fracturing, artificial lift and completions.

    King holds BS degrees in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Petroleum Engineering. He is a 37-year member of SPE, and also has membership in AAPG and NACE. He has authored over 65 papers and has received the 2004 SPE Production Operations Award and the 2012 Engineer of the year award from the Houston region of the Society of Professional Engineers. He has been a SPE Distinguished Lecturer, on the SPE Distinguished Lecturer Committee from 2003-09 and is a SPE Continuing Education Teacher in shale technology.

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