June 2002

 

Los Angeles Basin Section Newsletter

 

 

 

SPE Petroleum Technology Forum

 

Join your friends and colleagues for lunch, tour and a history of the Hathaway family and oil in Santa Fe Springs.

 

DATE:            Wednesday, June 19, 2002                                               

TIME: 11:30 am

PLACE:          Hathaway Ranch Museum

                        11901 E. Florence Ave.

                        Santa Fe Springs,  CA

COST:           $15.00  General; $5.00 Students

SPEAKER:     Chad Hathaway

Other speakers are welcome.  If you have worked in the “Springs” and have a story to tell, we would like to hear it. 

 

RESERVATIONS:  Contact John Jepson  (714) 816-6847, jjepson@consrv.ca.gov by Monday, June 17th.

 

 

What is the Hathaway Ranch Museum?

We are a museum of family and community history in southern California, preserving five generations of memories and artifacts. Incorporated in 1986, our five-acre site holds ninety years of Hathaway history. We have a 1933 Spanish-Mediterranean style house, a line-shaft drive machine shop, farm and ranching structures, oil drilling equipment, and much more.

 

 

 

 


Continuing Education Course

 

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION REVIEW

COURSE FOR PETROLEUM ENGINEERING

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The Course covers most topics that are found on the State Board Petroleum Engineering Professional Examination.               

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Engineers who are planning on taking the PE Examination in Petroleum Engineering this fall.

 

INSTRUCTORS: Bing Wines, PE, Richard Temple, PE

 

LOS ANGELES AREA COURSE

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM,  Monday through Friday 

August 12 - 16, 2002

LOCATION:     DOGGR offices
                        5816 Corporate Avenue, Suite 200
                       Cypress, CA 90630

COST:           ____ $950 for first time enrollment

                        ____ $500 for repeat enrollment

10% Discounts for early enrollment until July 1

For more Information: Contact Bing Wines at

405-722-6761;    bingwines@aol.com

WINROCK ENGINEERING, INC.

P. O. BOX 94005

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 73143

 

43% Pass 2001 Petroleum PE Exam

 

NCEES and the State Engineering Boards released the 2001 Professional Engineering Exam results in February.  Nationwide, the Petroleum Engineering Exam recorded a 43% pass rate.  The estimated pass rates of a few other engineering disciplines were:

 

Chemical          54%                 Agricultural       51%

Civil                  44%                 Industrial          49%

Electrical          42%                 Manufacturing  56%

Environmental  76%                 Metallurgical     44%

Mechanical       51%                 Mining              42%

Structural         51%                 Nuclear               80%

 

The Petroleum pass rates in 2001 for a few states:

 

Alaska                -0-%               Louisiana         45%

California            25%               Oklahoma        71%

Colorado            13%               Texas               71%

 

What are the requirements to take the Petroleum PE Exam?  Today, California requires that you have:

 1. An engineering, math or science degree.

 2. Passed the Fundamentals, or EIT Exam.

 3. At least four years of professional experience.

Continuing Education Course

 

Integrated Reservoir Management

Ganesh Thakur and Abdus Satter

August 13-14, 2002.  8:00 AM – 5: 00 PM

Courtyard by Marriott, 3601 Marriott Drive, Bakersfield, CA. 93308

Who Should Attend:

Petroleum engineers, geoscientists, field operation staff, management personnel, and others involved in the reservoir management area.

About the Course:

This course provides an overview of reservoir management practices, including technical and management perspectives; data acquisition, analysis, and management; production rate and recovery forecasts; economics considerations in reservoir management; and implementation of a reservoir management program, including surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation.

Course Content:

Reservoir Management Concepts * Reservoir Management Process * Data Acquisition, Analysis, and Management * Reservoir Model * Production Rate and Reserves Forecasts * Reservoir Management Economics * Improved Recovery Processes * Reservoir Management Case Studies * reservoir Management Plans.

Abdus Satter is a Sr. Research Consultant with Texaco, Inc. at the E & P Technology Department in Houston.  He previously worked for Amoco, and Frank Cole Engineering, and taught at University of Western Ontario.  He has three decades of diversified domestic and foreign experience in reservoir engineering, reservoir simulator development/applications.  He has authored many technical papers, and co-authored three books on reservoir management related topics.

Ganesh Thakur is the Senior Principal Technical Advisor for Chevron Petroleum Technology Company.  For 27 years, he supervised and directed reservoir management, simulation and EOR activities and worked as Chief Secondary Recovery Engineer.  He has worked at Amoco Production Company’s Research Center, Science Software-Intercomp, developing reservoir simulators and consulting.  He was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer on Waterflood Management.  He has published over 25 papers and authored books on integrated reservoir management, integrated waterflood asset management and reservoir management of mature fields.

The registration deadline is July 30, 2002.  The registration fee is $ 450 (add $50 after deadline) and is fully refundable until that time.  For more details, contact Min Chu at mchu@consrv.ca.gov or (661) 322-4031.  Make checks payable to: SPE SJV Section and mail to Min Chu, CA Division of Oil and Gas, 4800 Stockdale Hwy, Suite 417, Bakersfield, CA 93309.  Please include your name and phone number and indicate the workshop(s) of your interest on your check. 

WE NOW ACCEPT PAYMENTS IN AMEX.

 

 

FSEA Program Sponsored by LASPE

For the last three years the Los Angles Basin Section has been sponsoring an FSEA program at Mabel Paine Elementary School which lies over the famous Yorba Linda Oil Field, the site of the first successful Steam Drive Process in California.  FSEA is an after school program for teaching hands-on science and engineering to grades 4-12.  Pictured below are shots of 4-6 grade students at work and group shots including SPE mentors Drs. Handy and Sarem. 

 

FSEA (www.FSEA.org) was established more than 10 years ago by George Westrom on behalf of Orange County Engineering Council, OCEC.

 

SPE Distinguished Lecture Series

The LA SPE board reviewed available lectures for the 2002-2003 Distinguished Lecture Series and ranked the following presentations for presentation to the Los Angeles Section, subject to scheduling availability.

1st place:    Injection Water Management: Challenges and Opportunities; Mukul M. Sharma

2nd place:  Selection Criteria for Horizontal Wells, Frac Packs or Gravel Packs; Lewis Ledlow

3rd place:   Cost Saving Technology with ESPs in High Intervention Cost Areas; John Patterson

4th place:   Outcrop/Behind Outcrop Characterization of Deepwater (Turbidite) Petroleum Reservoir Analogs: Why and How; Roger M. Slatt

5th place    Merging Risk Assessment and Portfolio Management:  The Search for Value; Glenn McMaster

6th place:  Rock Mechanics in Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering; Bob Skopec

 


SPE International News and Events

New Officers Elected:

Kate Baker, BP Upstream Technology Group, has been elected 2004 SPE President.  New SPE officers will join 2003 SPE President Andrew Young, Gaffney-Cline, at an organizational meeting of the 2003 Board of Directors to be held at the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in September.

2002 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition      Register Today Online

29 September – 2 October, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. Four Days – Thousands of Brilliant E&P Professionals – Millions of Fascinating New Ideas. Register online at www.spe.org before 26 August and SAVE!

Interested in joining AAPG or SEG? 

As part of a cooperative effort between the societies, SPE full members are eligible for automatic acceptance in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.  Find out more at http://www.spe.org/spe/cda/views/membership/SPE_AAPG_SEG_Initiative

 

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Officers and Directors:

 

 

 

 

Section Chairperson

John Thompson, 02

S. California Gas

TPJAT@socalgas.com

(310) 578-2689

Vice Chairperson

Mike Bruno, 03

Terralog Tech

msbruno@terralog.com

(626) 305-8460

Director, Treasurer

Vivian K. Bust,03

Consultant

vivianb@net-star.net

(949) 786-1185

Director, Secretary

Rick Finken, 03

Consultant

Rdfinken@aol.com

(310) 543-8761

Director

Ed Santiago, 02

DOGGR

esantiag@consrv.ca.gov

(714) 816-6847

Director

Scott Hara, 02

Tidelands

scott.hara@tidelandsoil.com

(562) 436-9918

Director

Ed Mayer, 04

Consultant

 

(626) 796-4437

Director

Thais Montengro, 04

Consultant

tmontenegro@prodigy.net

(714) 962-1723

Committees:

 

 

 

 

Awards & Nominations

Sam Sarem

Consultant

sam4iprc@aol.com

(714) 692-1198

Comm Relations/COMET

Scott Hara

Tidelands

scott.hara@tidelandsoil.com

(562) 436-9918

Computer Users Group

Fred Crosby

Consultant

fred.crosby@home.com

(562) 431-5086

Continuing Education

Thais Montenegro

Consultant

tmontenegro@prodigy.net

(714) 962-1723

Membership

Jalal Torabzadeh

CSULB

torabzad@csulb.edu

(562) 985-8181

Newsletter Editor

Mike Bruno

Terralog Tech

msbruno@terralog.com

(626) 305-8460

OCEC Delegate

Sam Sarem

Consultant

sam4iprc@aol.com

(714) 692-1198

Outreach Elem Schools

Ed Santiago

DOGGR

esantiag@consrv.ca.gov

(714) 816-6847

Petrol Tech Forum-CHR

John Jepson

DOGGR

jjepson@consrv.ca.gov

(714) 816-6847

Petroleum Tech Forum

Brennan Campbell

Occidental

Brennan_Campbell@oxy.com

(562) 624-3536

Petroleum Tech Forum

Tom Hoy

City of Long Beach

tohoy@ci.long-beach.ca.us

(562) 570-3943

Petroleum Tech Forum

Thais Montenegro

Consultant

tmontenegro@prodigy.net

(714) 962-1723

PTTC Representative

Rick Finken

Consultant

Rdfinken@aol.com

(310) 543-8761

Publications Mentor

Lyman Handy

 

lyhandy@home.com

(714) 525-6939

Science Fair Delegate

Dan Dudak

State Lands

dudakd@slc.ca.gov

(562) 590-5201

Student Liaison

John Jepson

DOGGR

jjepson@consrv.ca.gov

(714) 816-6847

Technical Awards

Ed Mayer

Consultant

 

(626) 796-4437

 

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