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On Thursday March 20, SPE-NYNE hosted its third Distinguished Lecture of the year, given by Dr. Tayfun Babadagli from the University of Alberta.  Dr. Babadagli's talk, titled "Development of Mature Oil Fields: Enhanced Recovery Option," used both experimental and historical data to examine ways to extend the lives of mature oil fields in conventional reservoirs as the residual oil becomes more difficult to extract.  For those who missed the presentation or if you wish to review a copy of the slides, please click here: Tayfun_Babadagli_DL_Presentation_Slides.pdf

Thank you to everyone who attended this event, especially the members for whom this was their first SPE-NYNE event.  We always enjoy getting to know the new faces and learning about many energy/oil and gas related companies in the area and hope you will be able to join us for upcoming events.

We also ask that you please fill out the lecture evaluation. Thank you!

Dr. Babadagli addresses the audience.

Dr. Babadagli's reviews the stages of mature field development.


Some of you may remember our joint YCEI and SPE  symposium on unconventionals last year at Yale University (Here). The symposium was concluded by a panel session moderated by John Deutsch in which Richard Liroff, John  Nolon and Hannah Wiseman discussed the best practices in development of unconventional resources.

Here is an hour long YouTube
video of this panel session containing the discussions on government regulations on shale gas exploration and production, best management practices, investments, and risks.

We will share the videos of the presentations once we get the permission from the speakers.


Dear Members,

We started the year 2014 with two SPE-Distinguished Lecturer presentations. First SPE- Distinguished Lecturer presentation took place at Schlumberger-Doll Research Facility on Feb 5. Despite heavy snow, the presentation was well attended. Some of the members traveled all the way from NYC to listen to what Prof. Zolotukhin would say about
Arctic Oil and Gas Resources.

Thanks to our SPE-MIT Student chapter, we had our second SPE-Distinguished Lecturer presentation at MIT campus on Feb 27. Mr. Daulton gave a broad overview of the
Myths and Realities in shale gas production. You can submit your evaluation of the presentations online.

Our next presentation will be on March 20, 2014. Prof. Babadagli will give a Distinguished Lecturer presentation on Development of Mature Oilfields.

Looking forward to seeing you on March 20, 2014.

Bilgin Altundas

Mr. Daulton addressing to SPE-NYNE members at MIT

SPE-NYNE members at MIT


2014 SPE Distinguished Lectures!

SPE-NYNE is starting 2014 off strong with 3 distinuished lectures this winter. We hope you can join us for these events. See our events page for more details.

10/14 DL talk Cancelled

Due to last minute scheduling conflicts, the Distinguished lecture on Monday October 14 has been cancelled.


Please Welcome Our New
NYNE Section Chair
Dr. Bilgin Altundas

Learn more about Dr. Altundas on our Member Spotlight Page