As I take the chair for 2001-2002, I want to first of all sincerely thank John Jepson for the great job that he has done in 2000-2001. If possible, I ask all of you personally thank John at a luncheon, by e-mail, send him a gift….John, you think this will fly? Well anyway, John, you deserve it. By the way John will continue to support us, not because he has to, but because he wants to. Nice going John.
The next year is challenging as always – energy price volatility, economic fluctuations, international tension, etc. The Society has been through tough times. Downsizing, uncertainty, less personal time to commit. All of these items have eroded involvement and membership levels. And we all know that life just seems generally more taxing with each day that goes by.
I hope you will continue to support the SPE. Please put as much as you can into it and you will get a surprising return. Information, ideas, opportunities, friendships. It is up to you. Your ideas, comments, suggestions, complaints, compliments are welcomed by myself and the rest of the Board. Your local SPE leadership along with SPE international needs to maintain change. We cannot do it without your involvement.
John A. Thompson, LA Basin Section Chairperson
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DATE: Tuesday, December 11, 2001
TIME: 11:30 am – Social
12:00 pm – Lunch
12:30 pm – Presentation
PLACE: Long Beach Petroleum Club
3636 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA
COST: $15.00 General Admission,
SPEAKER: Arlie Skov
Former SPE President
TOPIC: Why the World is Not Running Out of Oil
Crude oil prices tripled recently (from $10.75/bbl in Feb.’99 to $31/bbl in Mar.’00) and as a result, an old worry, dating from at least 1880, re-emerged: Is the world running out of oil?
There are at least three reasons for believing that a real and persistent short-age of oil will not occur. First, actual data for both oil resources and proved reserves have continued to increase for the past half-century. Estimates of oil resources have tripled since WW II, and of proved reserves have doubled since 1975.
Secondly, the economics of a free market assure that supply and demand are always in balance. Price elasticity, in the medium term, was effectively demonstrated in the oil supply disruptions of 1973 and 1979-80. Short-term economic distress was severe, but recovery was fairly quick. This same pattern can be expected in the future, but long-term prospects are for oil prices to effectively balance supply and demand.
Lastly, the continually accelerating pace of both the development and application of new technology in the finding and exploitation of oil supplies, and in the ever more efficient utilization of oil products, not only assures adequate availability of oil well into the future, but also it’s ultimate replacement by other forms of energy.
Skov retired from BP in Houston in 1992 after 37 years with BP Exploration, BP Alaska, and Sohio Petroleum Co. in a variety of engineering and management positions, including significant involvement in the unitization and development of the Prudhoe Bay Field on the N. Slope of Alaska, and as Director of Production Technology in Dallas. After retirement, he founded Arlie M. Skov, Inc., a petroleum consulting firm.
Long active in the Society of Petroleum Engineers, (SPE), Skov served as International President in 1991 and on the Board of Directors (1972-72 & 1989-92). He was named an SPE Distinguished Member in 1985, and an Honorary Member of both SPE and AIME in 1998. He currently serves on the SPE Foundation’s Board of Trustees and on it’s Executive Committee as Treasurer.
A Petroleum Engineering graduate of the University of Oklahoma (1956, with Special Distinction), Skov has also completed the Management Program at the University of Virginia (1966), and serves on the National Petroleum Council at the invitation of the last three U. S. Secretaries of Energy.
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Quick View Techniques
Quick View is a command that allows you to preview files without opening them in their native applications. Right-click a file, select Quick View, and up pops a preview of that file. (If you don’t see a Quick View command, see the note at the end of this tip.) Now, let’s move on to some Quick View tricks.
If you’ve just opened a file in a Quick View window, and it isn’t the one you were looking for, try another. Simply drag and drop another file into the open Quick View window, and its contents replace those of the first file.
Just found the file you were looking for? You can open it in its native application right from the Quick View window. See the icon just below the File menu? Click it. (Or, select File, Open File For Editing.)
Okay, one more tip. You can change your Quick View to a full-page view by selecting View, Page View. For our final tip in this series, we’ll show you how to use Quick View for any file type.
(Note: If you don’t see a Quick View command when you right-click a file, either Quick View doesn’t have a file viewer for that file type, or Quick View isn’t installed on your system. To install Quick View, pop your Windows 98 installation CD in your CD-ROM drive, open the Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs, click the Windows Setup tab, double-click Accessories, select Quick View, and click OK twice.)
Adding an Application to SEND TO
When you right-click on a file or folder, one of the options in the pop-up menu is the Send To submenu. Normally, you use Send To to create shortcuts or move files around. But you can put an application in the Send To folder as a way to open files. For example, let’s say you want to use Notepad to open certain kinds of files. By putting a shortcut to Notepad in the Send To menu, you can right-click on a file and select Send To, Notepad to open it.
To add Notepad to the Send To menu, go to C:\Windows and find the Notepad.exe file. Right-click on it and choose Send To, Desktop As Shortcut. (On some systems, the option appears as Desktop (create shortcut).) Then select your new Notepad shortcut and press Ctrl-X to cut it to the clipboard. Now go back to the Windows folder and find the Send To folder. Paste the Notepad shortcut in the Send To folder and Notepad becomes a Send To option. You can do something similar for any program in Windows.
The 2003 Western Regional Meeting will be held jointly with the American Association of Petroleum Geologist on May 19-23, 2003. Watch the newsletter for additional information.
The LA Basin SPE is pleased to announce the selection of two new directors. They are Mr. Ed Mayer and Ms. Thais Montenegro, who will serve on the Board through 2004.
We are sad to mention that long-time SPE member Mr. Harry Staubs passed away on October 25, 2001. The following comments were provided by Prof. Jalal Torabzadeh
What a great loss!
I knew Harry and worked with him on several occasions, including serving on the Boards of Directors of the Los Angeles Council of Engineers and Scientists (LACES), the Orange County Engineering Council (OCEC) and the Los Angeles Basin Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (LASPE) as well as helping him with his experimental project on NASA's GAS project conducted through UCES at CSULB.
He was the most dedicated and responsible engineer I have ever known. Although, he was probably in his late 70s or 80s, he never missed any meetings but the first person to be there. I remember the time he attended a meeting a few days after he had a by-pass surgery.
He served as the President of LACES in 1999-2000. He was a major promoter of engineering and participated voluntarily in many activities in that regard . Wherever, there was a promotional activity for engineering or science from elementary schools to universities, he was there. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering (IAE), an umbrella organization covering all engineering professional and honor societies in Southern California.
The last time I saw him
was on a Thursday evening, a few weeks ago, in my laboratory,
He was inspirational to many including his colleagues, kids and young people who happened to know him. He was a peaceful and wonderful human being. We will sorely miss him, but his memory will remain forever.
May God bless his soul.
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