Permian Basin Section

  • Subsurface DNA Diagnostics Aid Well Spacing Decision in the Permian

    Thursday, September 6, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CT
    SPE-PB Completions and Operations Study Group Subsurface DNA Diagnostics Aid Well Spacing Decision in the Permian   Liz Percak-Dennett, Technology Director, Biota Technology, Inc Abstract: Biota Technology mission is to deploy DNA sequencing to maximize reservoir economics. The application of DNA sequencing in the oil and gas industry provides operators with a non-invasive, high-resolution data source to track subsurface fluid movement by examining subsurface DNA originating from microbial communities within the subsurface. To date, the technology has been applied on over 300 wells in the Permian Basin resulting in over 8500 analyzed samples and 250,000 unique subsurface DNA markers. Deployment of this technology has resulted in increased reservoir understanding including monitoring of drainage heights and well:well communication over time. In this presentation Dr. Liz Percak-Dennett, Technology Director at Biota Technology will speak to Subsurface DNA Diagnostics basics, field workflow, data analysis, and provide several case studies of practical applications in U.S. shale.   Bio: As the Technology Director at Biota Technology, Liz Percak-Dennett is accountable for the delivery of all technical projects to unconventional and offshore customers. In this role, she delivers customer value through a broad skill set in geology, microbiology, geochemistry, and oilfield operations.  Prior to Biota, Liz worked as a geologist for Hess Corporation in the Bakken and offshore Guyana teams. Liz holds a BS in geology from the University of Alaska Anchorage and an MS and PhD in geoscience from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she researched geomicrobiology in subsurface environments on modern and ancient Earth as part of the NASA Astrobiology Institute.   Online Registration - $30 ends 9/5/2018 Onsite Registration - $40           9/6/2018   Register at   If you prefer to register by phone, please call Cathy Harris at 972-768-8070 Sponsorships are still available
    Midland, TX, United States

  • The 28th Annual SPE Permian Basin Golf Tournament

    Friday, September 7, 2018, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM CT
    Please note, to register for this tournament please find the attached registration documents. ​ Once again it is time for the Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Permian Basin Golf Tournament. The Golf Tournament is scheduled to take place on Friday, September 7 th 2018, at the Hogan Park Golf Course in Midland. Last year's tournament was a huge success. We had 404 players representing 175 different companies participate, making it one of the premier golf events in the Basin. This tournament has historically been one of the primary sources of funds for the Permian Basin SPE Scholarship Fund. This year we awarded a total of $91,000 in scholarships to 16 college students from our immediate area seeking to enter into the petroleum industry. This was only possible due the terrific support of last year's sponsors. This includes the Ed Runyan $15,000, Dick Prentice, Hoxie Smith, and the T Scott Hickman $5000 scholarship awards. Attached you will find a list of possible sponsorship levels.   Please look over the different options available and feel free to call if you have any questions.   In addition to the varying sponsorship levels, we are soliciting Ditty Bags and Door Prizes items. Our goal is to have 500 participants so please take that into account when considering ditty bag items (500 needed). If you are interested in donating any items or services, please give me a call.   This is one of the top tournaments each year in the Permian Basin and we truly hope that you and your company choose to be part of it with the Permian Basin Section of the SPE. ​Registration and sponsorship forms are below: Spe_Golf_Entry_Form_060518.pdf SPE_Sponsors062118.doc ​

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    Midland, TX, United States