SPE PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY
DATE: Tuesday, March 12, 2002
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; $5.00 Students
SPEAKER: Larry Geisler, Consultant
TOPIC: Shaly Sand Log Analysis – Clay Volume, Dual Water Model, and Bulk Water
The petroleum scientist is frequently required to evaluate shaly sand reservoirs in which open-hole electric and porosity logging data is available. Of concern to the petrophysicist is shale corrected porosity, or effective porosity, and effective water saturation. Shale corrections for porosity and water saturation commonly require knowledge of clay volume in the reservoir, which can be a challenge in itself.
Some methods of clay volume calculation will be reviewed, with emphasis on techniques using neutron porosity, density porosity, and gamma ray crossplots. Water saturation calculation using the dual water model will also be discussed. The significance of effective bulk volume water will be introduced.
Examples and applications of shaly sand analysis will include the Turner Sandstone (oil reservoir) in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming and the Mesaverde Group (basin-centered gas reservoir) in the Piceance Basin, Colorado.
Mr. Geisler is currently a consulting log analyst. His primary focus is evaluation of shaly sand and carbonate reservoirs. Projects range from exploration and development to property acquisition and divestiture. Most of his activities have been in the Rocky Mountain District of the U.S. and Canada. His work experience includes 5 years as Senior Exploration Geologist for Burlington Northern, Inc., 2 years as Exploration and Development geologist for JN Oil and Gas, and 21 years as Petroleum Consultant. Mr. Geisler’s educational background includes a B.A. in Geology (1974) from the University of Montana, Missoula, Montana.
For additional information, please contact:
Thais Montenegro de McComb, (714)962-1723, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Dudak, State Lands, (562) 590-5201, email@example.com
It’s springtime again and that means the SPE Charity Golf Classic is right around the corner. Join us at Greenriver Golf Coarse on Friday, June 7, for a little golf, good food, fun and some great prizes.
We are fortunate to have Tim Liggett return as our tournament chairman. Tim and his outstanding organizing crew have tried to retire from the event for the last couple of years. But you keep calling for their return. They have put on such a good event for the past 12 years that we just couldn’t let them go!
The funds raised from the tournament go for community outreach programs, student scholarships, computer equipment for schools and several local charities. During the awards dinner the SPE will award the Leadership in Industry Award. Please see the information and nomination form in this newsletter.
We anticipate the tournament to sell out again this year. Be on the lookout for your tournament registration brochure and return it promptly. If you do not receive a brochure and want to be a part of the action, please contact Tim Liggett and he will get one out to you. Tim can be reached at 562/944-8511, fax at 562-906-0331 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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2002 Society of Petroleum Engineers
Leadership in Industry Award
The Society Of Petroleum Engineers recognizes we have leaders who possess unique qualities in the work place and also volunteer their free time to contribute to their communities.
This award was established to highlight this individual’s outstanding contributions to industry and his/her community through their commitment to the improvement and advancement of our workplace and communities.
Name: _____________________________________ Telephone: ______________________
Professional & Leadership Achievements:
(Honor Societies, Awards, Society Offices, etc…)
(Tutoring, Counseling, Environmental Awareness, Memberships, Programs)
Name: _______________________________ Telephone: ___________________
Signature: _______________________________ Fax: ___________________
Final Submittal is due May 15, 2002
Return form to:
Society Of Petroleum Engineers
C/O Tim Liggett
9910 Jordan Circle, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Tel: (562) 944-8511 · Fax: (562) 906-0331 · Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2002 SPE Technology Update
2002 SPE Technology Update Series
Reducing Power Cost in Old Oil Fields
Mike Paik, PE-EE
Southern California Edison
Electric power cost is not a fixed cost but a variable cost. It is possible for the average oil field operating company to reduce its electric power cost without turning off production. The objective of the training is for attendees to leave the room with the practical "mental tools" to begin power cost reduction immediately. This is not a class in electrical engineering. It is not a class in energy efficiency. It is practical, dirty-hands training in cutting power cost. No prior knowledge or background is required. Training is suitable for; general supervision & management, financial analysts, engineers, operators, electricians, etc. Participants should bring a simple pocket calculator and a few of their power bills. The bills will NOT be shared with other students; they are for the student’s reference during the billing part of the class. As an added feature, the class will use the computer facilities of the SCE Customer Technology Applications Center (CTAC) to allow hands-on experience with a range of free spreadsheets, public domain software and informational websites. This workshop is field tested - it has been presented since 1991. The class has been highly rated by attendees from oil fields in: Illinois, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas & California
Wednesday, April 10, 2002
8:00 am — 3:00 pm
SCE - Customer Technology Application Center (CTAC)
6090 N. Irwindale Ave., Irwindale, CA 91702
Registration Fee: $60.00 (includes breakfast, refreshments, lunch and workbook). Space is limited to 25 participants. To reserve a place, please register by March 25, 2002
SPE TECHNOLOGY UPDATE SERIES is funded principally through a grant from the SPE FOUNDATION
2002 SPE Technology Update Series “ Reducing Power Cost in Old Oil Fields”
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