Pittsburgh Petroleum Section


  • Young Professionals - Happy Hour- Venue: TopGolf Pittsburgh

    Thursday, September 27, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM ET
    SPE Pittsburgh Young Professionals are delighted to invite you to the monthly networking event. We will be at the  TopGolf Pittsburgh , on Thursday, September 27th, 5:30-10 PM. Please RSVP. Looking forward to meeting you and please feel free to forward this invitation to whomever you think might be interested! Are you or your company interested in sponsoring an upcoming Young Professionals event? If so, please contact our Sponsorship Chair, Zachary Scott, at zrs1591@yahoo.com, for more information.

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    Bridgeville, PA, United States

  • The Great Energy Gathering - Top Golf

    Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET
    Support the PA Junior Achievement's Careers in Energy program! On October 3rd, we are inviting energy companies, industry trade organizations and non-profits supporting the energy industry to Topgolf’s newest location in Bridgeville, PA for a networking and educational event to highlight the impact of the energy industry in our region. Our goal for the event will be to bring together nearly   400   industry professionals to learn about the various trade and non-profit organizations supporting the industry to learn about why and how they can get involved for personal and professional development opportunities, networking and community engagement. The proceeds from this event will benefit   Junior Achievement's Careers in Energy   program. Each ticket gets you: 3 Hours of Exclusive Topgolf Play Topgolf Membership Card 2 Drink Tickets Food Buffet Topgolf U Instructor REGISTER HERE -> https://secure.qgiv.com/for/greenegat/
    Bridgeville, PA, United States

  • Panel Event - Engineering Energy: Oil, Gas, & You

    Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
    The University of Pittsburgh Society of Petroleum Engineers' annual professional networking event –  Engineering Energy: Oil, Gas, & You  will take place at the  University Club  at  7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 3 rd , 2018 .  Engineering Energy: Oil, Gas, & You  will consist of three parts:   A keynote speech delivered by Mr. Joseph Sites, President and CEO of Allied-Horizontal Wireline Services. Mr. Sites graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Chemical Engineering and pursued a career in the oil and gas industry. He had great success starting out with Schlumberger before moving on to management at J-W Wireline. He now has taken his dynamic leadership and vision to Allied-Horizontal Wireline. A Q&A session with a panel of experts from the oil and gas industry. Panelists will take questions from students about the current state of the industry and predictions for the future, as well as provide their best advice for students getting ready to enter the workforce. An exclusive technical career fair for students interested in the industry. Recruiters can expect to interact with students in the chemical, mechanical, and civil engineering programs. Students will range in ages from sophomores to seniors to graduate students, and who will be applying for internships, co-ops, and full-time positions. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served during the entirety of the event. There is no cost to attend the event; however, we would be grateful to have your company sponsorships of the Pitt SPE for the 2018-2019 academic year are available.

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    Pittsburgh, PA, United States

  • SPE/AAPG Eastern Regional Meeting

    Sunday, October 7 - Thursday, October 11, 2018
    REGISTRATION: Registration is now open! Please visit the official event website to register! TECHNICAL SCHEDULE: Details regarding the technical paper presentations at this event may be found here: EXHIBITOR'S PACKAGE: Details regarding exhibiting at this event may be found here: SPONSORSHIP : Details regarding Sponsoring this event may be found here: CURRENT SPONSORS:
    Pittsburgh, PA, United States

  • Volunteering: ASSET STEM

    Friday, October 12, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET
    The Pittsburgh SPE Section is teaming up with ASSET STEM for the 2018-2019 SPE year. We will be volunteering once a month at their Pittsburgh location (2403 Sidney St #800, Pittsburgh, PA 15203).  Please email Jarrod Long at Jarrod.Long@altusintervention.com to volunteer.  “ASSET STEM Education™ is a national education improvement nonprofit that provides educators, schools and educational organizations (serving Pre-K through career) with... proven professional development evidence-based, hands-on learning materials (leasing program) customized consulting services Using a "teachers teaching teachers" model, ASSET supports systemic school wide and district wide changes. ASSET's programs:  (a) relate to standards-based curricula; (b)  incorporate research-based classroom practices; (c) allow teachers to experience firsthand what students will experience; (d) model inquiry-based teaching and learning; (e) embed reflection/meaning making; and (f) support the development of educators into leaders. ASSET serves more than 2,500 educators impacting more than 150,000 students annually. The organization is part of 100Kin10 , Change the Equation and STEMx —national coalitions for developing excellent STEM teachers, sharing best practices and scaling effective practices in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.”

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    Pittsburgh, PA, United States

  • Young Professionals - Halloween Party!!!

    Thursday, November 1, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM ET
    SPE Pittsburgh Young Professionals are delighted to invite you to the monthly networking event. Looking forward to meeting you and please feel free to forward this invitation to whomever you think might be interested! Are you or your company interested in sponsoring an upcoming Young Professionals event? If so, please contact our Sponsorship Chair, Zachary Scott, at zrs1591@yahoo.com, for more information.

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  • Volunteering: ASSET STEM

    Friday, November 9, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET
    The Pittsburgh SPE Section is teaming up with ASSET STEM for the 2018-2019 SPE year. We will be volunteering once a month at their Pittsburgh location (2403 Sidney St #800, Pittsburgh, PA 15203).  Please email Jarrod Long at Jarrod.Long@altusintervention.com to volunteer.  “ASSET STEM Education™ is a national education improvement nonprofit that provides educators, schools and educational organizations (serving Pre-K through career) with... proven professional development evidence-based, hands-on learning materials (leasing program) customized consulting services Using a "teachers teaching teachers" model, ASSET supports systemic school wide and district wide changes. ASSET's programs:  (a) relate to standards-based curricula; (b)  incorporate research-based classroom practices; (c) allow teachers to experience firsthand what students will experience; (d) model inquiry-based teaching and learning; (e) embed reflection/meaning making; and (f) support the development of educators into leaders. ASSET serves more than 2,500 educators impacting more than 150,000 students annually. The organization is part of 100Kin10 , Change the Equation and STEMx —national coalitions for developing excellent STEM teachers, sharing best practices and scaling effective practices in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.”

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    Pittsburgh, PA, United States

  • Monthly Meeting

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET
    Details TBD

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    Carnegie, PA, United States

  • Young Professionals - Happy Hour

    Thursday, November 29, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM ET
    SPE Pittsburgh Young Professionals are delighted to invite you to the monthly networking event. Looking forward to meeting you and please feel free to forward this invitation to whomever you think might be interested! Are you or your company interested in sponsoring an upcoming Young Professionals event? If so, please contact our Sponsorship Chair, Zachary Scott, at zrs1591@yahoo.com, for more information.

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  • Volunteering: ASSET STEM

    Friday, December 14, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET
    The Pittsburgh SPE Section is teaming up with ASSET STEM for the 2018-2019 SPE year. We will be volunteering once a month at their Pittsburgh location (2403 Sidney St #800, Pittsburgh, PA 15203).  Please email Jarrod Long at Jarrod.Long@altusintervention.com to volunteer.  “ASSET STEM Education™ is a national education improvement nonprofit that provides educators, schools and educational organizations (serving Pre-K through career) with... proven professional development evidence-based, hands-on learning materials (leasing program) customized consulting services Using a "teachers teaching teachers" model, ASSET supports systemic school wide and district wide changes. ASSET's programs:  (a) relate to standards-based curricula; (b)  incorporate research-based classroom practices; (c) allow teachers to experience firsthand what students will experience; (d) model inquiry-based teaching and learning; (e) embed reflection/meaning making; and (f) support the development of educators into leaders. ASSET serves more than 2,500 educators impacting more than 150,000 students annually. The organization is part of 100Kin10 , Change the Equation and STEMx —national coalitions for developing excellent STEM teachers, sharing best practices and scaling effective practices in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.”

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    Pittsburgh, PA, United States

  • Monthly Meeting

    Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET
    Details TBD

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    Carnegie, PA, United States

  • Monthly Meeting

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET
    Details TBD

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    Carnegie, PA, United States

  • Distinguished Lecture: The "Fracts" of Life (Common Failure Mechanisms Associated with Fracturing)

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET
      The “Fracts” of Life  (Common Failure Mechanisms Associated with Fracturing)  Speaker:  Martin Rylance,  BP Exploration     Abstract: Hydraulic fracturing is the single most commonly applied completion and intervention approach across the globe, from high-permeability reservoirs at one end of the scale to unconventional formations at the other.  Constantly, changing, adapting and challenging established thinking, it is one of the most widely and successfully applied techniques that is used within the oil and gas industry. However, while we are all taught the fracturing theory and fundamentals, there is no true replacement for extensive operational exposure and experience, in planning, executing and working with hydraulic fracturing operations in a variety of situations.  The purpose of this presentation is to outline, impart and share, those issues that consistently recur and combine, to reduce or completely eliminate the success of hydraulic fracturing operations, particularly in new and start-up basins and regions.  This insight is based on more than 30 years of performing Exploration, Appraisal and Development fracturing operations; in diverse, frontier and challenging environments across some 35 Countries and many different basin types and depositions.  The themes, advice, best practice and lessons learned will be shared by means of actual case histories. Attendees will leave with refreshed insight and renewed awareness of some of the most frequent issues that can negatively affect a fracturing operation.  The lessons learned are multi-disciplinary in nature and this renewed level of awareness will generate fresh perspective from the attendees, and encourage open discussion with their colleagues from other disciplines, on fracturing understanding, interpretation and impacts.  This is particularly important as large scale fracturing developments extend into new unknown formations and challenging new International basins, where skillsets and experience will sometimes be less well established. Biography: Martin Rylance is the VP Wells for BP Russia as well as their Global Sr. Advisor for Hydraulic Fracturing and Stimulation.  He has worked with BP for 33 Years, since graduating with a BSc in Pure Mathematics.  He has numerous publications to his name, is a previous SPE DL, he received the SPE GCS Completions Optimisation Award in 2015, is an SPE Distinguished Member and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics. Technically, he has been involved in all aspects of pumping, well interventions and pressure control service.  More recently he has specialised in unconventional resources and fracturing in tectonic and HPHT environments.  During his career he has been responsible for the implementation of numerous intervention campaigns, pilots and exploration programmes.  Having lived in more than 12 Countries and pumped in more than 35, he has created and managed Teams that have delivered 10s of 1,000’s of treatments around the globe.

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    Carnegie, PA, United States

  • Distinguished Lecture: Stop, Drop, & Circulate, An Engineered Approach to Coiled Tubing Intervention

    Thursday, April 18, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET
    Stop, Drop And Circulate, An Engineered Approach To Coiled Tubing Intervention in Horizontal Wells Speaker: Charles Pope, Devon Energy       Abstract: In North America, the average cost of a coiled tubing intervention is $250,000. Experience shows that 30% of the wells will have cost overruns of more than $500,000. Additionally, 1 well in 16 has a stuck pipe event and consequently, the costs escalates to an average of $1.7 million per well. This talk will share how and where coiled tubing is used around the world. Historical practices are reviewed and the issues associated with them. Also, the need for engineering involvement to improve the coiled tubing intervention will be . This includes a road map for expected drag, detailed time modeling, fluid system planning and data capture. Planned short trips have been eliminated.  Low viscosity fluids are used to provide superior hole cleaning. When overpull is observed, operators should stop pulling out of the hole, drop down, and circulate until the debris is removed.   This engineered solution has been performed on over 75 coiled tubing interventons. These procedural improvements reduced time on location by 50%, reduced cost by 50% and prevented any stuck pipe. One take away: old, historical practices are not your friend in preventing stuck pipe. The solution: stop, drop and circulate. Biography: Charles Pope is the Completions Technology Supervisor at Devon Energy, where he leads a team focused on optimizing coiled tubing interventions. Charles has spent more than 35 years working on completions. He completed the first horizontal well in the Austin Chalk in the late 1980’s. Charles serves on the SPE ATCE Well Completions Committee and SPE Workshop: Application of Integrated Diagnostics for Unconventional Resource Development Committee.  He has authored multiple technical papers. Prior to joining Devon, he held various positions with Sun, XTO Energy and Pinnacle Technology. Charles has a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

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    Carnegie, PA, United States

  • Monthly Meeting

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET
    Details TBD

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    Carnegie, PA, United States