SPE: On the Horizon



May 14.................. SPE General Meeting and Luncheon
                                Speaker: Michael Teoh - Shell Exploration & Production Company
                               "Controlled Mud Level MPD System: A Viable Solution for Narrow Margin Wells"
                               11 am - 12:30 pm • Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome

May 14..................Hands-On STEM Day - Core Element and the New Orleans Baby Cakes
                               First pitch: 11 am • Shrine on Airline Ballpark • 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie, Louisiana

May 21.................. SPE Young Professional Social Hour
                                5 pm - 7 pm • Barcadia Bar Restaurant Arcade • 601 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA
                                For more info: beccacollins3@gmail.com


June 7 ................... API 15th Annual Father-Son & Family Sporting Clay Tournament
                                Covey Rise Lodge • Husser, Louisiana
                                For info and registration: www.api-delta.org

August 26-28 ........ 23rd Annual Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Technical Symposium
                                 New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center • New Orleans, LA
                                 For info and registration: www.deepwaternola.org


October 12............ Energy Day
                                 Louisiana Children's Museum • New Orleans, Louisiana
                                 For info: Tom Bergeon • tom.bergeon@upstreamexp.com

October 20............NO Pelicans and NO Saints, Chevron STEM Fest
                               Benefiting Core Element • 10 am - 2 pm • Mercedes-Benz Superdome
                               For info: core4kids.org/team-view/join-core-element-the-n-o-pelicans-saints-for-stem-fest-presented-by-chevron-october-20

Jun 10, 2019 ......... SPE Delta Distinguished Lecturer Martin Rylance: " The 'Fracts' of Life (Common Failure mechanisms Associated with Fracturing)"


SPE Delta will offer a series of lunch and learn sessions to explain the practical sizing and selection of oil & gas production equipment. There is no intention to approach deep engineering design. Production equipment design has as much experience involved as hard science. Basic theory will be reviewed and some of the criteria that are routinely ignored will be considered. Short cuts and rules of thumb  to allow an engineer to have a conceptual  feel for what is needed before he dives into the "hard"engineering on a project will be shown. Some routine practices by the industry will be reviewed as to whether they are really sound engineering.

The whole program is to generate thinking. Disagreement will be welcome. Separation, treating, and dehydration will be covered. Electrostatic treating will be reviewed.

The sessions will be led by Allen Porter, who has 65 years of experience on the shelf from some of the first wells to the present depletion production. His career almost spans the life of the shelf. He is the retired vice president of CE NATCO and the retired president of Allen Tank. His career began with Gulf Oil.  He has production equipment and processing experience from all over the world and will expand on some of those systems. This is intended to be a fast moving, fun program with a basic background on design of facilities.

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