October 2002

 

Los Angeles Basin

Section Newsletter


SPE Petroleum Forum

DATE:            November 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:     David F. Mayer, Aera Energy LLC
TOPIC:
The Application of Satellite Radar Interferometry to Subsidence Monitoring in the Belridge and Lost Hills Fields, California

Summary:
Production from weak, compactable, and low permeability diatomite reservoirs in the Belridge and Lost Hills fields in California has resulted in subsidence.  Previous efforts to monitor subsidence in these fields have included the installation of surveyor monuments which allow the comparison of repeated elevation measurements at the monument locations and the installation of permanent arrays of tiltmeters to measure the direction of the gravity vector through time. 

Since late 1998, repeat-pass interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) data have been acquired from several satellites and evaluated over the Belridge and Lost Hills fields to monitor subsidence.  Because of the dynamic nature of subsidence in these fields, InSAR data sets are being acquired approximately monthly over both fields to monitor subsidence rate changes caused by field development and operating practices.

InSAR data acquired over large areas with a 20 meter spatial resolution have enabled variations in subsidence rates to be mapped across each field.  This data have added spatial definition to several subsidence bowls which formed over the most productive portions of each of these two fields.provider the opportunity to maximise the life of its CT fleet. Failures due to purely plastic fatigue have almost been eradicated, as a result of these studies and models.

                    For additional information, please contact: 

Rick Finken, (310) 543-8761; rdfinken@aol.com .

SPE-AAPG Meeting Abstracts

The 2003 SPE-AAPG Technical conference and exhibit will be held in Long Beach next spring.  Now is the time to submit an abstract for presentation.  Please share your insights and technology and use this opportunity to learn and network with other professionals.

Special Thanks to Golf Tournament Volunteers

The LA Basin SPE owes a very special thanks to Tim  Liggett, Paul Frost, Floyd Leeson, Juan Santillan, and Jackie Ehrman for their years of volunteer effort organizing the annual LA SPE Golf Tournament.  These efforts have been critical to funding our scholarship and outreach programs.

Distinguished Service Awards

Congratulations to LA SPE members Marina Voskanian and Mark Shemaria for receiving national  SPE Distinguished Service Awards. Among many of her volunteer efforts, Marina has served as a past Section Chair for Los Angeles and Western Regional Director for the SPE.   Mark has been active for many years with SPE Environmental Committees and Conferences.


LA SPE Nominations and Open Positions

We are pleased to nominate Dan Dudak for Director and Rick Finken for Vice Chairman.  If anyone would like to add other nominations or volunteer to serve as a committee chair, officer or director (we have several openings), please contact Mike Bruno (626-305-8460; msbruno@terralog.com).   Nominations are also open for SPE Regional and Technical Directors.

 

LOS ANGELES BASIN SECTION
Society of Petroleum Engineers
c/o Mike Bruno
332 E. Foothill Blvd, Ste. B
Arcadia, CA 91006

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Officers and Directors:

Section Chairperson

Mike Bruno, 03

Terralog Tech

msbruno@terralog.com

(626) 305-8460

Vice Chairperson

Rick Finken, 03

Consultant

Rdfinken@aol.com

(310) 543-8761

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

Dan Dudak

State Lands

dudakd@slc.ca.gov

(562) 590-5201

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

Rick Finken, 03

Consultant

Rdfinken@aol.com

(310) 543-8761

Petrol Tech Forum

Brandy Fellers

Occidental

brandy_fellers@oxy.com

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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