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October 1998 - NEWSLETTER

Letter from the Chairman...

I want to thank all the Los Angeles Basin SPE members for supporting their section this past fascial year. The monetary help from our industry made available scholarships for college students; outreach programs that provided computer equipment for our local schools; and food, clothing, plus shelter for family members also donated their precious time for the many services provided by our organization.

This year's Industry Appreciation Night, which is normally financed by the oil companies and their related service companies, will not be held due to the recent oil price fluctuations causing considerable layoffs and reorganization of personnel. Mr. Scott Hara, SPE Community Relations Director, said, "I don't have the heart nor think its appropriate to ask for money when everyone's cutting back." His sentiments, I'm sure, are shared by all. So on behalf of our section, I wish to extend our most gracious "THANKS" to the industry for their unselfish support for the past years. Hopefully, by next year things will be looking brighter and more profitable.

As your new chairman for 1998-1999, I will continue to be of service in any way possible. I personally feel that our section has some of the finest persons available serving on our board as chairpersons and directors. Therefore, I plan to use their numerous years of experience and ideas to help implement our programs. Also, if any of our members have any suggestions, please contact us at the phone numbers listed on the back of this newsletter. I assure you that any suggestions or ideas will be discussed and considered during our monthly board meetings. Again, thanks to everyone and let's have a good year.

Ed Santiago
1999 Chairman

 

SCHEDULE of EVENTS

OCTOBER

Board of Directors Meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 12 pm

Petroleum Technology Forum, No meeting this month

New Technology & Environmental Forum, Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 3:30 pm

Desk & Derrick, Industry Appreciation Luncheon, Wednesday, Oct. 28th, 11:30 am

PTTC West Coast Technology Center, Thursday, October 22nd, 8:30 am

 

NEW TECHNOLOGY and ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM

Vivian Bust ENV America, Inc. (714) 653-6329

Michael Hagood ARCO Env. Remed. LLC (213)486-3685

Scott Hara Tidelands Oil Prod. Co. (562) 436-9918

Ed Mayer Consultant (626) 796-4437

Allan Spivak Duke Eng. & Services (310) 979-4777

 

AFTERNOON FORUM / DINNER:

DATE: Wednesday, October 21, 1998

TIME: 3:30 pm - Technical Presentation

4:30 pm - Coffee Break

4:45 pm - Discussion

5:30 pm - Break

5:45 pm - Dinner

PRICE: $ 5.00 - Afternoon Only

$25.00 - Afternoon & Dinner

PLACE: Petroleum Club of Long Beach

3636 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA

RESERVATIONS: By October 19, 1998 via Ed Mayer's voice mail (562) 624-3377

(Please indicate afternoon only or afternoon / dinner)

MODERATOR: Ed Mayer

TOPIC: Recent E&P Applications of Microbial Technology

PANEL / TOPICS:

Mr. Rick Cassinis, Tidelands Oil Production Company, "Microbial Water Treatment: An Alternative Treatment to Manage Sulfate Reducing Bacteria Activity, Corrosion, Scale, Oxygen and Oil Corrosion at Wilmington Oil Field, Long Beach, CA".

(SPE #49152; Co-author: W.A. Farone, Applied Power Concepts; J. Portwood)

Ms. Irene L. Gullapalli, Chevron Petroleum Technology Co. "Laboratory Design and Field Implementation of Microbial Profile Modification Process".

(SPE #49074, Co-authors: J. H. Bae and K. A. Hijl, CPTC; A. Edwards, Chevron E & P Services California)

First, these two SPE 1998 ATCE papers will be presented, then there will be a brief review of the Hughes Eastern Corp / DOE Microbial Project. This project used indigenous microflora to selectively plug the more porous zones to increase oil recovery during waterflooding.

Dr. Lewis R. Brown, Missippi State University, "Use of indigenous microflora to selectively plug the more porous zones to increase oil recovery during waterflooding".

A round table discussion will follow on the applications and limitations of microbial technology in E&P operations.

 

PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY FORUM

OFFICERS 1998-1999

Ed Santiago Chairman DOGGR (714) 816-6847

John Thompson Program Gas Co. (562) 578-2641

John Jepson Treasurer DOGGR (714) 816-6847

Kirby Lindsey Secretary THUMS (562) 624-3347

DATE: NO MEETING THIS MONTH

 

P T T C FORUM:

DATE: Thursday, October 22, 1998

TIME: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

PRICE: $100.00

PLACE: USC Gerontology Auditorium

TOPIC: OPEC Pricing and Independent Producers

OIL PATCH HIGHLIGHTS

AS RIVALS FOR U.S. MARKET SHARE CUT EXPORTS, LOW PRICES FORCE CANADIANS TO SHUT IN WELLS - August 20, 1998

As imports of Canadian crude oil to the United States keep on rising, doublingsince 1990, the North American oil producer seems to be at a crossroads.

The poor oil economics that are pressuring its main rivals for the hearts and minds of U.S. refiners to rein in output serve as a double-edged sword - while Canada could see the market shares of Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Mexico dip slightly as they try to comply with their production pledges, low prices have forced western Canadian producers to shut in as much as 100,000 b/d of heavy oil output, industry sources estimate.

The recent growth in Canada_s U.S. market share has been fueled by increases in heavy oil production. But according to one consultant, tha's now a thing of the past - this year's gains in market share will be powered by the Hibernia project offshore eastern Canada, masking the heavy oil decline.

 

 

LOS ANGELES BASIN SECTION 1998-1999 OFFICERS

Chairman, 99 Ed Santiago CA DOGGR. (714) 816-6847

Vice Chairman, 98 Vivian Bust ENV America Incorporated (714) 653-6329

Secretary

Treasurer Mei Chang Chevron Petroleum Technology Co. (562) 694-9280

Junior Past Chairman Sam Sarem Improved Petro. Recovery Cnslts (714) 692-1198

Senior Past Chairman Mitchell Findlay First Energy Services (805) 397-9300

 

DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Awards & Communications Mitchell Findlay First Energy Services (805) 397-9300

Career Guidance-Cochair Greg Scott CA State Lands Commission (562) 590-5740

Community Relations, 98 Scott Hara Tidelands Oil Production Co. (562) 436-9918

Computer User Group Fred Crosby Crosby Consulting (562) 431-5086

Continuing Education, 01 Bruce Davis Chevron Petroleum Technology Co. (562) 694-7154

New Technology & Environmental Ed Mayer Consultant (626) 796-4437

Golf Tournament Tim Liggett Irwin Industries (562) 442-0946

Internet Webmaster, 00 Larry Gilpin Pump Affiliates (714) 847-7119

Membership, 99 Jeff Blesener Dept. Of Oil Prop. City of Long Beach (562) 570-3905

Membership, 00 Rich Faulk Nalco/Exxon Energy Chemicals (562) 639-1553

LACES Delegate, 01

OCEC Delegate Harry Staubs Consultant (310) 830-9128

Program, 99 Ed Santiago CA DOGGR (714) 816-6847

PTTC Representative, 01 Hooshang Khrabaf University of Southern California (213) 740-8076

Scholarship John Jepson CA DOGGR (714) 816-6847

Science Fair Delegate Shahed Meshkati University of Southern California (213) 740-8076

Student Liaison Kevin O'Malley Pacific Environmental Group/IT Corp (626) 351-4814

Publications Mentor Lyman Handy University of Southern California (213) 740-0322

US Council/ Career Guidance, 99 Wes Wisdom Tidelands Oil Production Co. (562) 436-9918

Western Region Director Khalid Aziz Stanford University (650) 723-9116

The nine directo's term limit ending dates are shown by the year notation.

 

Newsletter Editor: Jackie Ehrman

You must notify SPE Headquarters in Richardson, TX directly with change of address: P. O. Box 933836, Richardson, TX 75083,
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