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LA SPE Forum Calendar 2014

Reza Rastegar
Forum Co-Chairperson

Dr. Ted Frankiewicz
Forum Co-Chairperson

June 10, 2014 - Modeling and Simulation of Gas Injection Processes, Dr. Kristian Jessen, USC

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Recent past Forums:
May 13 , 2014 - Hydraulic Fracturing Myths, Reality and Environmental Stewardship through Better Chemistry by Daniel J. Daulton, Baker Hughes
April 8, 2014 - Good News re Los Angeles Permitting, Frackophobia, Community Relations? by Glenn Swanson
February 11, 2014 - Compact Produced Water Treatment Technology for Onshore Applications by Mark Wolf
January 13 , 2014 - Slugging in Pipelines: What You NEED to Know, Mona Trick SPT Group
December 10 , 2013 - History of Down Hole Cameras & Applications by Gregg Linville
June 11 , 2013 - Fracking In Los Angeles: First Ever Comprehensive Environmental Monitoring of Two High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Jobs by Dr. Dan Tormey
April 9 , 2013 - Heat Mining at the Geysers Geothermal Field Using Reclaimed Wastewater, by Marina Voskanian
February 12, 2013 - Putting the Energy Industry in Perspective, by Phil Rae
January 15, 2013 - Dense Urban Environment in the LA Basin Spawned Friendlier 3D Seismic Survey Desig, By Rachel Stocking
November 13, 2012 - A Methodology To Design Exploratory Wells, SPE Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Luiz Alberto Santos Rocha October 16, 2012 - Nature Meets Oil Production, Brian Brazeal, Glori Energy
September 19, 2012 - Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources - Issues, Challenges, Opportunities and the Path Forward
Tim Kustic, State Oil and Gas Supervisor

June 12, 2012 - Next-Generation Heavy Oil Recovery Methods, Jalal Abedi University of Calgary
April 10, 2012 - Understanding the Roles of Inflow-Control Devices in Optimizing Horizontal Well Performance, Ding Zhu, Texas A&M University
March 13, 2012 - Drilling Automation: New Prospects and Prospectors?, Fred Florence, National Oilwell Varco
February 14, 2012 - The Strangest Oil Field I’ve Ever Seen, Lomas Las Yeguas in the Argentine - Arlie M. Skov
January 10, 2012 - Geophysical Monitoring of Reservoirs, Dr. Fred Aminzadeh, Director of USC Reservoir Monitoring Consortium
December 13, 2011 - Guided Wave Testing for Pipelines, Dr. Reyaz Sabet-Sharghi, International Energy Services Company
November 8, 2011 - Drilling Vibration Management, Alan Clarke, National Oilwell Varco
October 21, 2011 - Core Imaging- Twenty Five Years of Equipment, Techniques, and Applications of X-Ray Computed Tomography (CT) for Core Analysis, Dr. Eric Withjack, PTS Laboratories (Current LASPE Chairperson)
September 21, 2011 - California Oil Market - The Benchmarks Have Changed, Scott Mitchell, Kern Oil and Refining Company
June 14, 2011 - Diagnosing and Resolving Chemical and Mechanical Problems in Produced Water Treating Systems, Ted Frankiewicz of Spec Services, Inc.
May 10, 2011 - The Determination Of Minimum Tested Volume And Future Well Production From The Deconvolution Of Well Test Pressure Transients, Tim Whittle of BG-Group
February 8, 2011 - Next Generation Reservoir Simulation – New Capabilities For New Challenges, Bret L. Beckner, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
January 11, 2011 - Near Surface External Casing Corrosion: Cause, Remediation, and Mitigation by Jerald C. Dethle, Conoco Phillips
December 14, 2010 - Electricity from Treated Sewage and Produced Waters from Oil and Gas: By Ali Kahn & Pablo S. Gutierrez
November 9 , 2010 - Deepwater Trouble and Accomplishments By Robert C. Bisser, Belmar Engineering
October 12 , 2010 - Uses of Core Analysis, Eric Withjack
September 2 , 2010 - Challenges of the Future, Dr. Behrooz Fattahi, SPE President
May 11, 2010 - Geothermal Treatment, CO2 Sequestration, and Methane Generation in the Wilmington Graben through Deep Well Injection of Municipal Biosolids, Dr. Michael Bruno, Terralog
April 13, 2010 - A History of California Oil Production, the DOGGR and the Conservation Committee, Jerry Anderson , CCCOGP
March 9, 2010 - Injection Project Application Data Requirements, What is behind injection project review and why does it take so long? Marilu Habel and Brut Ellison, CA DOGGR
February 9, 2010 - An Accurate Physical Model: Essential for the Economic Development of Complex Reservoirs, Paul Branagan, Branagan and Associates
January 12, 2010 - "Expandable Technology: Value Driven Solutions for Drilling and Production" presented by Doug Durst of Enventure Global Technology
February 9, 2010 - DL Paul Branag
December 8, 2009 - West Seno – Unocal’s Last Big Construction Project, Mike Utt
November 10, 2009 - Listening to the Reservoir – Interpreting Data from Permanent Downhole Gauges - DL Roland Horne
October 13, 2009: Formation Damage – Any Time, Any Place, Any Where… Michael Byrne, Senergy, Ltd.
June 9, 2009 : West Seno – Unocal’s Last Big Construction Project, Mike Utt
Mary 12 , 2009: “A New Diagnostic Analysis for Waterflood Performance” Dr. Zhengming Yang, Aera Energy LLC
April 14 , 2009: “Cost Savings Associated with Digital Oilfields”, Dr. Mason M. Medizade
March 11, 2009: The Growing Demand for Oil and Natural Gase and the Related Global Warming Issues, Dr. George Stosur
February 10, 2009, “An Introduction to Offshore Drilling Operations in Angola, West Africa”, by Eric Upchurch, Chevron, West Africa
January 13, 2009: “Deepwater Oil Development – Are there limits?” by Robert C. Visser, Belmar Engineering
November 11: “Industrial Energy Efficiency Program: California Oiland Gas Production” by Jason Ruhl and Russel Goold, Global Energy Partners
May 20, 2008: California State Lands Commission’s Cash Flow Sources and Revenue Distribution, By Dave Mercier, State Land Commission
April 8, 2008: Maximizing Oil Recovery Efficiency and Sequestration of CO2 with “Next Generation” CO2-EOR - Vello A. Kuuskraa, Advanced Resources International
March 11, 2008:  Integrated Reservoir Modeling – Challenges and Solutions - Dr. Mohan Kelkar, University of Tulsa
February 12, 2008: "Aera Huntington Beach Field Update", by William MorrisManager of Operations, Aera Energy
January 8, 2008: "New Owner, New Focus, New Oil - Linn Energy Brea Olinda Update." – Glenn Swanson, Linn Western Operating Inc.
December 11, 2007:  Innovation in the Oil Field -- YOU can do it!  - Phiroze Patel, Aera Energy LLC
Tuesday, October 9, Career Planning for Young Professionals, past SPE President Arlie Skov leads a discussion of the future of SPE and its role in development of the industry’s talented young engineer
September 11, 2007: Reservoir Modeling of the Long Beach Field: limitations and challenges, Hilario Camacho
June 10, 2007:  Jerry Anderson, Executive Director, Conservation Committee of California Oil and Gas Producers: “The Future Direction of the California Petroleum Industry.”
May 8, 2007: Barry Evans and Tom Walker:  “The CIPA/WSPA California Market Survey – Pricing Trends and Expectations.
April 10, 2007:  Tony Harrison, Distinguished Lecturer:  “Reserves Management & Auditability –Critical Requirements in Today’s Oil & Gas Industry.”
March 13, 2007:  Dr. David E. Lumley: “4D Seismic Monitoring of Reservoir Fluid Flow.”
February 13, 2007:  Dr. Iraj Ershaghi, Distinguished Lecturer:  “Managing Smart Oilfield Assets and The Training Needs for Collaborative Decision Making.”
January 9, 2007:  Robert Visser: “What Price Oil.”
December 12, 2006: Property Acquisitions in California – Trends and What We Really Know, Richard J. Miller, Richard J. Miller and Associates
November 14, 2006: Water Injector Completion Design and Performance in Sand Prone Formations, Darrell J. Wood, SPE Distinguished Lecturer, BP Exploration
October 10, 2006: Heavy Oil Recovery – Recent Developments and Challenges, Mridul Kumar, SPE Distinguished Lecturer, Chevron Energy Technology Co.
Tuesday, 9/19/06 - Jim Kelton, What Hackers Know That You Don't
Tuesday, 6/13/06 –Dr. Iraj Ershaghi: "Analyzing Waterflood Response Data."
Tuesday, 5/9/06 -  Marina Voskanian - Challenges and opportunities for Operating in Environmentally Sensitive Basins Learning from the California Experience
Tuesday, 4/11/06 - Frank Komin - Challenges facing the Long Beach Unit and planned operational activity for 2006 and beyond.
Tuesday, 3/14/06 - Bob Visser: The Prestige Tanker Oil Recovery Project
Tuesday - 2/7/06 Regular Meeting Distinguished Lecturer Gerrit Nitters on new challenges in well stimulation
Wednesday, 2/1/06 - SPECIAL MEETING - 2007 SPE President-Elect AbdulJaleel Al-Khalifa Presentation who will present “Multiplying the Potential of People, Technology and Resources.” 
Tuesday, 1/10/06 - Mark Shemaria: LA Basin Environmental Issues.
Tuesday, 12/13/05 - Stephen Cheung - Distinguished Lecturer: The Latest in Ways to Improve
Asset Value Through Better Water Management.

Tuesday, 11/8/05 - Barry Evans and Tom Walker: California and World Pricing.
Tuesday, 10/11/05 - John Grace: Russia Oil Supply, now and in the future.
Wednesday. 9/14/05 - Thomas Blasingame: Performance-Based Reservoir Characterization State-of-the-Technology
Jun 14, 2005: Global Warming - Should the USA Sign the Kyoto Protocol, by George Chilingar and Leonid Khilyuk
May 10, 2005: THE OFFSHORE INDUSTRY - Middle-aged, but still learning Presented by Mike Utt
Apr 12, 2005: George Stosur The Growing Demand for Heavy Oil and Natural Gas and the Related Global Warming Issues
Feb 8, 2005: Dr. Yongchun Tang, Developing Technologies Today for the Oilfield of Tomorrow
Jan 11, 2005: Mike Bruno Analyzing Well Damage Risks and Optimum Well Designs for Compacting Reservoirs
Dec 14, 2004: Usman Ahmed Hydraulic Fracture Design, Treatment and Optimization: Lessons Learned from Case Studies

Nov 16, 2004: Iraj Ershaghi, Tunnel Vision Management of Mature Oilfields
October 12 - Aidan McKay, E&P A Dynamic Profitable Growth Business Includes entire paper and a power point presentation. Click here for a REPORT on the presentation.
September 14 - Dr. James C. Leslie, James C. Leslie H, James T. Heard, and Lee Truong - Composite Drill Pipe
June 8: Khalid Aziz – Reservoir Simulation
May 11: PetroTech Mini Expo | MiniExpo Report
April 13: Hal Bopp, California Oil and Gas Supervisor
March 9: David Norman (Distinguished Lecturer) – Frac Pack Completions
February 10: Farouq Ali (Distinguished Lecturer) – The Unfulfilled Promise of EOR
January 13: Dalton Lockman - Inglewood field seismic program and results
December 9: Lynn Orr – an update of the Global Climate and Energy Project
October 14: Andrew Wojtanowicz: Downhole Water Separation (Distinguished Lecturer)
November 11: Kate Baker, 2004 SPE President: "The Quadruple Bottom Line of Petroleum Engineering."

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