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May 1998 - NEWSLETTER

Meetings This Month
L.A. Basin Board of Directors, May 6
New Technology & Environmental Forum, May 20
Petroleum Technology Forum, May 27
PTTC (Petroleum Technology Transfer Council), May 9

UPCOMING EVENTS
CAREER OPPORTUNITY!
ADVANCED EDUCATION
WEST COAST PTTC WORKSHOP
PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY FORUM
NEW TECHNOLOGY & ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM

Message from Your Chair

The SPE Legion of honor classification recognizes 50 years of continuous SPE membership. I am pleased to announce that there are five 1998 SPE Legion of Honor members in Los Angeles Basin Section. In alphabetical order, they are:

· Jesse B. Graner of Graner Oil Co. in Signal Hill
· Paul M. Hamann of Signal Hill
· Mr. J. Bertram Ladd of Los Angeles
· Mr. Reid Stone of Stata-Analyst Group in Long Beach
· Mr. Sylvester J. Fisher of Palm Desert, California

Member involvement has always been the key to the Society's growth, and I, on behalf of the SPE LA Basin Section Board of Directors, join the SPE president and over 50,000 SPE members worldwide in expressing appreciation to these gentlemen for 50 years of continuous and active membership in SPE.

Remember the 68th Annual Western Regional Meeting will be held in Bakersfield 11-15 May at the Holiday Inn. According to Jon Crawford, General Chair, the meeting program is very relevant to your professional future as the speakers share the successes that have increased production and profit. So, let's show up in force to learn a lot and help our sister section have a very successful meeting.

Your Board of Directors has been hard at work in laying the foundation for the WRM2000. An advisory Committee was appointed to help lay plans and select the General Chair and the Program Chair for the meeting and study the advisability of having a joint meeting with AAPG. A special meeting of the Board is scheduled for 14 April 1998 to hear the views of the advisory Committee then elect the General Chair and the Program Chair for WRM2000 after hearing the visions and plans of the candidates.

For the first time after many years, our Section participated in judging Science Fair projects related to Petroleum Industry to pick the best ones for special awards. At the time of this writing, the Orange County Science Fair projects have been judged and the winners selected. The LA County Science Fair is schedules for a later date. Shahed Meshkati, the Science Fair Chair, will give the full results later.

Sam Sarem


Did You Forget?

There are over 140 recent local members who have not renewed their dues with the SPE. This is a significant portion of the 750 members on record. If you don't renew, you loose out on all the good benefits The Society offers, such as issues of The JPT or this Newsletter. If you haven't paid recently, you probably have been dropped from our mailing list and probably can't even read this notice! So, check with your friends and family, and make sure their (yours') dues are up to date. Get reconnected, we want you back.

 

Thank you, Weatherford

The Section owes a big Thanks to Roy Kassinger and Weatherford Enterra for contributing the food and supplies for our 4th Annual Barbecue April 8th. Normally, the proceeds from the Barbecue are used to sponsor the Easter Egg Hunt that was held on April 9th. But, Weatherford generously contributed the supplies for that event too! Our local DOG employees supplied the help and the Bunny Suit. Students of International Elementary School in Long Beach reaped the rewards! That way, "our schools win too!". The Board and Section really appreciate the effort. Thanks a lot.

 

NEW TECHNOLOGY & ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM

CO-CHAIRS, 1997-1998

Vivian Bust ENV America (714) 653-6329
Michael Hagood ARCO Env. Rem. (213) 486-3685
Scott Hara Tidelands Oil Prod.Co. (562) 436-9918
Ed Mayer Consultant (626) 796-4437
Allan Spivak Intera-Duke (310) 979-4777

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 1998
Time: Registration & Social: 3:15 p.m.
Program 3:30 to 6:00
Dinner: 6:00
Place:
Long Beach Petroleum Club
3636 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807

Cost: $5.00 for afternoon meeting with snack, 25.00 with dinner which extends discussion time

Reservations: Call Ed Mayer (562) 624-3377 On or before May 18. Please state if you will stay for dinner.

Topic: NEW AND UNIQUE ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS WITH EMPHASIS ON THE LA BASIN

Moderator: Ed Mayer

Panelist: Barry Evans, B L Evans and Associates

Topic: INCREASED HEAVY OIL PRODUCTION UTILIZING DUAL STRING NEW TECHNOLOGY

Panelist: Chris Nelson,, BJ Services

Topic: NEW ACID SYSTEM MINIMIZES POST ACID STIMULATION DECLINE RATE IN WILMINGTON

Panelist: Ted Garner, Venoco

Topic: DRILLING IN BEVERLY HILLS 90210

Topic: COMBINED MAGNETIC RESONANCE LOGS

Panelist: Jerry Rushing of Schlumberger (on the use of).

Topic: USE OF CMR LOG TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE A WELL

Panelist: Toni Eilerts of Stocker Resources on a case history at the Montebello Field.

 

PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY FORUM

OFFICERS, 1997-1998

Ron Behrens Chairman Chevron (562) 694-7813
Ed Santiago Program DOG (714) 816-6847
John Thompson Treasurer Gas Co (562) 578-2689
John Jepson Secretary DOG (714) 816-6847

Date: Tuesday, May 27, 1998
Time: Social: 11:30 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00
Presentation: 12:30
Place:
Long Beach Petroleum Club
3636 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807

Cost: $13.00 member, $5.00 student

Reservations: Not Required

Speaker: Stephen Freeman, President of THUMS

Topic: THUMS Optimized Waterflood Program and Goals

THUMS Long Beach Company has served as contractor to the City of Long Beach. Since 1992, ARCO Long Beach has owned THUMS and invested over $150 million in continued development. An optimized waterflood program was used to boost production and Steve will discuss new results and experiences including highlights of the technologies that have been most leveraging to the program's success.

Biography: Stephen Freeman is the President of THUMS Long Beach Company. He had been the Asset Manager responsible for managing ARCO's interest in the Long Beach Unit, including the optimized waterflood program.

Stephen has worked for ARCO in Oklahoma, Texas, Alaska, and now California in reservoir management and various supervisory positions. He has a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.

 

West Coast PTTC Workshop

Characterizing Turbidite Sequences

with Dr. Arnold Bouma
Co-Sponsored by the Pacific Section AAPG

Saturday May 9, 1998 Univ. of Southern Cal, Los Angeles
Sunday May 10, 1998, Bakersfield

Registration fee $50. Includes refreshments, luncheon and workshop manual.

To register Contact Dr. Hooshang Kharabaf, West Coast PTTC at (213) 740-8076

 

ADVANCED EDUCATION

Are you interested in attending semester or quarter length Petroleum Engineering courses for credit from our nations leading Petroleum Industry Institutions? Are the following Petroleum Engineering course titles of interest to you?

Fluid Flow and Transport Processes in Porous Media

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Well Testing, Pressure Transient Analysis

Engineering and Economics of Subsurface Reservoirs

Numerical Simulation

Applied Well Logging

Well Completion/Stimulation

Computer Applications in Petroleum Engineering

Drilling Mud Technology

Petroleum Contaminated Soils and Aquifers

Carbonate Rocks

Carbonate Reservoirs

Corrosion Control in Petroleum Production

Advanced Computational Methods

Geostatistics

Advanced Production Engineering

Environmental Technology in Petroleum Industry

Reservoir Management

Geological Aspects of Hazard Waste Management

Introduction to Transport Processes in Porous Media

Petroleum Reservoir Engineering

The San Joaquin Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers coordinates registration of these courses in Bakersfield. Several leading Petroleum Industry Institutions (e.g. Colorado School of Mines, University of Texas, Texas A&M and USC) would like to offer these courses primarily through video-conferences.

For more information contact Scott Smith at AERA Energy LLC. 5060 California Ave., Bakersfield, CA, 93309, (805)326-5899, sssmith@aeraenergy.com

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 4-7

Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas

May 8

SPE-API-D&D Charity Golf Tournament, Green River Rd., Corona, CA

May 9

Characterizing Turbidite Sequences. PTTC, USC

May 10

Characterizing Turbidite Sequences, PTTC, Bakersfield

May 11-15

**68th WRM Bakersfield Info**
SPE Western Regional Meeting, Bakersfield, CA

May 10 to 15

SPE FORUM SERIES IN ASIA PACIFIC

Integrating Well Testing & Res. Characterization. Nusa Dua, Indonesia (60)3-294-7211

May 17 to 22

SPE FORUM SERIES IN ASIA PACIFIC

Advances in Drilling Tech. & Operations, Nusa Dua, Indonesia (60)3-294-7211

May 20

New and Unique Engineering Applications with Emphasis in the Los Angeles Basin New Technology Forum, Long Beach

May 27

THUMS Review of the Last Fiscal Year's Goals and Performance, Steve Freeman, President Petroleum Technology Forum, Long Beach

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITY!

Occidental of Elk Hills, Inc. has the following opening in Elk Hills - Taft, CA

 


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