The integrated event for unconventional resource teams

Sponsoring Organizations:

Society of Petroleum Engineers American Association of Petroleum Geologists Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Endorsing Organizations:

Association for Iron and Steel Technology Association for Iron and Steel Technology American Rock Mechanics Association American Society of Mechanical Engineers American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society

 

The History of the World (Through the Eyes of a Petroleum Engineer)

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Topical Breakfast 1

Monday, 23 July

2016 SPE President presents a rapid-fire history of humanity through its technology and energy and then turns to the future addressing topics of sustainability and social license to operate.

Date Monday, 23 July
Time 7:00 a.m.—8:15 a.m.
Location George R. Brown Convention Center
Fee $40 per person
Speaker D. Nathan Meehan, President of Gaffney, Cline & Associates

D. Nathan Meehan

President of Gaffney, Cline & Associates

Industry Poised for Growth or Prudence

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Topical Breakfast 2

Tuesday, 24 July

Production growth is here to stay in the U.S., but just how much? We’ll look at what operators have the capacity to achieve from an asset and corporate perspective. A market that was once surprised by U.S. volumes is now dependent on its growth. Will U.S. operators deliver?

Date Tuesday, 24 July
Time 7:00 a.m.—8:15 a.m.
Location George R. Brown Convention Center
Fee $40 per person
Speaker R.T. Dukes, Research Director, Wood Mackenzie

R.T. Dukes

Research Director, Wood Mackenzie

Lessons Learned from Three Unconventional Resource Plays: Denver Julesburg, Delaware, and Anadarko Basins

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Topical Breakfast 3

Tuesday, 24 July

Managing operations in three separate oil-based unconventional resource plays have provided a number of learnings over the last decade. This discussion will compare and contrast common themes to drive value and mitigate risks in development of resources in the Denver Julesburg, Delaware, and Anadarko Basins.

Date Tuesday, 24 July
Time 7:00 a.m.—8:15 a.m.
Location George R. Brown Convention Center
Fee $40 per person
Speaker John Ford, Regional Vice President, Newfield Exploration

John Ford

Regional Vice President, Newfield Exploration

Sedimentary Records from Another World: Exploring Gale Crater Basin with the Curiosity Rover‬‬

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Topical Breakfast 4

Wednesday, 25 July

Since landing on the floor of Gale crater in August 2012, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover has explored over 300 m of basin-fill stratigraphy primarily consisting of fluvio-deltaic deposits and lacustrine mudstones. Curiosity’s findings have revolutionized our understanding of Mars: the planet had more igneous diversity than predicted, long-lived liquid water in rivers and lakes at the surface, environments that would have been habitable for life, multiple episodes of diagenetic fluids, and multiple cycles of crater fill and erosion. This talk will present the developing story of the history of the Gale crater basin, and the basin analysis work that has allowed us to begin to describe source-to-sink processes by separating effects from source rock diversity, sediment transport, and diagenetic influences for multiple sedimentary cycles.

Date Wednesday, 25 July
Time 7:00 a.m.—8:15 a.m.
Location George R. Brown Convention Center
Fee $40 per person
Speaker Kirsten Siebach, Assistant Professor in the Rice University Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

Kirsten Siebach

Assistant Professor in the Rice University Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

How Rising Temperatures and Increasing CO2 Are Benefitting the Planet and the Human Condition

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Topical Breakfast 5

Wednesday, 25 July

The “consensus” opinion that human-caused warming is leading to significant and devastating climate catastrophes is confronted by a science-based review of the actual “climate apocalypse” predictions. The facts and data reveal that many of the predicted climate calamities such as drought, desertification and forest fires, to name a few, are in long-term decline instead of increase. Rather than an Earth spiraling into a man-made climate catastrophe we see that the planet and human life are prospering greatly from increasing CO2 and rising temperature leading to increases in soil moisture, vegetation, and crop production along with a large decrease in temperature and climate-related deaths.

Date Wednesday, 25 July
Time 7:00 a.m.—8:15 a.m.
Location George R. Brown Convention Center
Fee $40 per person
Speaker Greg Wrightstone, Silver Crown Productions

Greg Wrightstone

Silver Crown Productions