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PE Distinguished Seminar: Dr. Hariprasad Janakiram Subramani

Virtual Event CO, United States

Current trends in Flow Assurance: from R&D to Applications https://mines.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqd-iqqDMqE9codNMgr1yAma4IyEYHpqai The term flow assurance appears to have come into existence in the 1990s when the industry was pushing into harsher environments such as deep water. It was a realization that the industry would need to be able to guarantee flow over longer distances, 24/7 with […]

PE Distinguished Seminar: Dr. Roland Horne

Virtual Event CO, United States

Big Data and Machine Learning in Reservoir Analysis Register to attend Well monitoring can provide a continuous record of flow rate and pressure, which gives us rich information about the reservoir and makes well data a valuable source for reservoir analysis. Recently, it has been shown that machine learning is a promising tool to interpret […]

PE Distinguished Seminar: Dr. Ding Zhu

Virtual Event CO, United States

Using Downhole Fiber Optic Sensing Technology to Monitor, Control and Improve Well Performance Register to Attend Using Downhole Fiber Optic Sensing Technology to Monitor, Control and Improve Well Performance Downhole sensing technology today provide engineers continuous measurements for flow condition diagnosis. The measurements include temperature, pressure, acoustic, and strain, with distributed temperature sensors (DTS) and […]

PE Distinguished Seminar: Dr. Junjing Zhang

Virtual Event CO, United States

Mitigating Production Degradation Due to Frac Hits in Unconventional Reservoirs Register To Attend In unconventional reservoirs, a "frac hit" is the infill-to-parent well communication during hydraulic fracturing. In most shale plays, production from the parent-infill well system drops below original forecasts due to production degradation after fracture hits from offset wells. Fracturing treatments in infill […]

PE Distinguished Seminar: Dr. Abbas Firoozabadi

Molecular Structure, Functional Molecules, Molecule Simulations and Classical Thermodynamics in Relation to Efficient Hydrocarbon Energy Production and Stewardship of the Environment Professor Abbas Firoozabadi Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA Reservoir Engineering Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, USA Register to attend at https://bit.ly/3e0IM1s In the last few years, there has […]

PE Distinguished Seminar: Mr. Larry Kennedy Jr., PG&E

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

UNDERGROUND STORAGE TECHNOLOGY AND R&D The storage of natural gas in underground formations has played a key role in providing a reliable and affordable source of gas to meet the demands for electric generation and heating.  Over the two decades R&D and application of the resulting technology has played a key role in providing a […]

PE Distinguished Seminar: Mr. Gustavo A. Ugueto, Shell

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

Well Instrumentation and Fiber Optics – Critical Information to Understand the Interplay Between: Well, Stimulation and Subsurface Monitoring the creation and geometry of hydraulically induced fractures using a variety of diagnostic tools is a relatively expensive but necessary step to achieve the successful development of unconventional reservoirs. In recent years, downhole instrumentation using a combination […]

PE Distinguished Seminar: Dr. Rajesh Pawar, Senior Scientist and Engineer from Los Alamos National Lab

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

CCUS – The need for it and its current status Capture of Carbon dioxide (CO2) and its storage or utilization (CCUS) is one of the technologies that will be part of the portfolio of solutions needed to reduce anthropogenic emissions of CO2 in response to climate change. There have been extensive research, development and demonstration […]

A Prospective on International Students’ Life and Education in the United States

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

Dr. Hassan Alkandari, Kuwait Education Attaché in US Dr. Alkandari arrived in the US 34 years ago from Kuwait when he was 18 years old with an intense desire to achieve his educational dreams. He faced many challenges that he had not anticipated— culture, education, language, and the lifestyle shock. Dr. Alkandari will present a […]

PE Distinguished Seminar: Dr. J. Fred McLaughlin, School of Energy Resources at University of Wyoming

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

Research and Opportunities for CCUS in Wyoming The energy industry is transitioning to low-carbon energy fuels and technologies. Undoubtedly, Wyoming, the largest fossil energy producing state within the Rockies, will experience large impacts during the low-carbon energy transition. These impacts, though, could be as positive in the long term for Wyoming. One of the most […]

PE 100 Years Anniversary Launch Party

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

Swing by to get free lunch and SWAG, play some of our fun activities, and look at the cool stuff we’ve found of the department’s history.

PE 100 Years Anniversary Launch Party

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

Swing by to get free lunch and SWAG, play some of our fun activities, and look at the cool stuff we’ve found of the department’s history.

Distinguished Seminar Series: Dominic Spencer, Bowline Energy

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

Micrometer, Chalk, Chainsaw: Real World Petroleum Engineering Applications Not all of us will land engineering roles in an R&D department, in fact most will land roles where we must find a balance between engineering precision, real world application, and capital discipline.  Knowing when and how to utilize and apply precise engineering, in light of the […]

Distinguished Seminar Series: Dominic Spencer, Bowline Energy

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

Micrometer, Chalk, Chainsaw: Real World Petroleum Engineering Applications Not all of us will land engineering roles in an R&D department, in fact most will land roles where we must find a balance between engineering precision, real world application, and capital discipline.  Knowing when and how to utilize and apply precise engineering, in light of the […]

DISTINGUISHED SEMINAR SERIES: OSMAN APAYDIN, KODA RESOURCES

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

Presentation from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Group Discussion from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Oil and Gas industry is going through an enormous transition after the recent collapse of the commodity prices due to COVID 19.  Massive consolidation in the industry will inevitably lead to cost control but the industry still needs new capital […]

DISTINGUISHED SEMINAR SERIES: OSMAN APAYDIN, KODA RESOURCES

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

Presentation from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Group Discussion from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Oil and Gas industry is going through an enormous transition after the recent collapse of the commodity prices due to COVID 19.  Massive consolidation in the industry will inevitably lead to cost control but the industry still needs new capital […]

DISTINGUISHED SEMINAR SERIES: Eric Van Oort, UT Austin

Virtual Event CO, United States

The Future of Drilling: Advancing Drilling Automation, Data Analytics, Machine Learning and AI This seminar will now be on zoom. It is an exciting time in the Drilling discipline. Novel advancements in systems automation are making well construction not only more reliable and efficient, but also safer. At the same time, activity is exploding in […]

DISTINGUISHED SEMINAR SERIES: Oliver C. Mullins

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

There has been a large gap in the modeling and understanding of reservoir fluids; this deficiency has led to major inefficiencies in field development planning. Petroleum system modeling provides the timing, type and volume of fluids entering the reservoir (among other things). However, reservoir fluid compositional redistributions and phase changes during and post charge to […]

DISTINGUISHED SEMINAR SERIES: Dave Cramer, ConocoPhillips Company

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

This presentation covers the essential elements of limited entry treatment design and reviews a case study of plug-and-perf horizontal well treatments in an unconventional shale play. In the case study, various diagnostic methods were used to better understand and quantify the factors determining limited entry effectiveness. Three diagnostic methods were implemented: 1.) injection step-down tests […]

DISTINGUISHED SEMINAR SERIES: David D. Faulder, Cyrq Energy

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

Geothermal development in the United States Past, Present, and Future: A personal perspective The presentation will review United States geothermal development over the last forty years. This will cover the first development at The Geysers steam field in the 1960’s through today, on a decade-by-decade basis. The author started working in the geothermal industry in […]

DISTINGUISHED SEMINAR SERIES: Kan Wu, Texas A&M University

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

Hydraulic Fracture Geometry Characterization in Unconventional Reservoirs: Numerical Modeling and Data Interpretation Multi-stage hydraulic fracturing with horizontal drilling is a key technique to economically unlock hydrocarbon in unconventional reservoirs. Despite their successful applications, accurate characterization of the complex hydraulic fracture geometry that is created in unconventional reservoirs remains challenging due to the complexities of stress […]

Distinguished Seminar Series: Patrick F. Dobson

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

With the current transition in energy sources from fossil fuels to renewable energy to address the world's climate change crisis, new attention is being paid to the uses and potential of geothermal energy. Geothermal energy has been used by humankind for millennia, but it has been overshadowed by faster growing renewable energy sources such as […]

Laboratory Assessment of Gas Injection Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) in Low Permeability States

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

Asm Kamruzzaman PhD Thesis Defense The experimental study presented in this thesis was designed and conducted to determine the mechanisms of gas injection enhanced oil recovery (EOR) at the pore-scale level in low permeability shale reservoirs. Two separate sets of experiments were conducted. The first set pertained to depletion drive and second set pertained to […]

Modeling of Disturbed Temperature Sensing (DTS) Responses and Impacts of the Cable Location in Horizontal Wells

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

Kagan Kutun PhD Thesis Defense Distributed temperature sensing (DTS) is a valuable diagnostic method that provides insight into the completions design efficiency and production performance of unconventional assets. The temperature profiles obtained from these surveys are used to qualitatively and quantitatively assess the multi-stage hydraulic fracture placement efficiency and determine subsequent production profiles in horizontal […]

Unified Model of Pseudo-Slug and Churn Flows

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

Mohammad Aljasser PhD Thesis Defense Multiphase flow is a term used to express a flow that deals with two or more immiscible phases. In the oil and gas production system, multiphase flow can occur in the wellbore and pipelines, and gas-liquid two-phase flow is one of the most common ones.  The term flow pattern describes […]

Welcome Back BBQ

Jalili Plaza 1600 Arapahoe St, Golden, CO, United States

Hosted by the PE Dept., CSM SPE and ComboCurve RSVP for the Welcome Back BBQ now!

PE Distinguished Seminar Series: Numerical Simulations – Support of a Long-Term Test of Gas Production on the Alaska North Slope

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

George Moridis Professor and holder of the Robert L. Whiting Chair in Petroleum Engineering Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering Texas A&M University We investigate by means of numerical simulation a planned year-long field test of depressurization-induced production from a permafrost-associated hydrate reservoir on the Alaska North Slope at the site of the recently-drilled Hydrate-01 Stratigraphic Test […]

PE Distinguished Seminar: Predicting porous media flow and transport coefficients: open data, simulation and machine learning

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

Maša Prodanović Professor, Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering The University of Texas at Austin Computing properties such as (relative) permeability, diffusion coefficients or electrical resistivity of rocks based on images (e.g. X-ray or scanning electron microscopy) of their microstructure has recently been a popular, alas computationally intensive, framework for data-based upscaling of such […]

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PE distinguished seminar: emissions, regulations, and solutions

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

PETER M. MUELLER Co-Founder, EcoVapor Recovery Systems Emissions of methane, VOCs, NOx, and CO2 from oil and gas production facilities are coming under increased scrutiny by Federal, State, and even […]

Molecular physics of carbon storage and utilization in tight reservoirs

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

RUI QIAO Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech Abstract: Oil from tight reservoirs has grown to dominate the liquid petroleum production in the U.S., which greatly benefits the petroleum industry. […]

PE Distinguished Seminar: Understanding and Mitigating Man-made Earthquakes

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

RUBEN JUANES Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT Earthquakes occur when faults slip. While the most devastating earthquakes are of tectonic origin, human activities have been associated with the […]

PE Distinguished Seminar: Large-scale Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

MICHAEL CELIA Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University Subsurface energy systems have historically focused on extraction of hydrocarbons through mining (coal) or drilling and pumping (oil and gas). […]

PE Distinguished Seminar: Emissions, Regulations, and Solutions

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

PETER M. MUELLER Co-Founder, EcoVapor Recovery Systems Emissions of methane, VOCs, NOx, and CO2 from oil and gas production facilities are coming under increased scrutiny by Federal, State, and even […]

Mines Geology Trail Tour

Berthoud Hall 1516 Illinois St., Golden, CO, United States

Mines Geology Trail Tour, 4 PM, Thursday, August 31, 2023 with Dr. Stephen A. Sonnenberg MEET AT BERTHOUD HALL’S WEST ENTRANCE STEPS AND BRING A WATER BOTTLE

Weimer Distinguished Lecture, Dr. Donna S. Anderson, CSM

Green Center 924 16th Street, Golden, CO, United States

Weimer Distinguished Lecture, Dr. Donna S. Anderson, Geology & Geological Engineering, Friedhoff Hall, 3:30-6PM 'Golden’s Mining Roots and Legacies: A Journey in Geoheritage' Abstract: Gold in Golden? Clay, beer, sewers, […]

Ovintiv – Information Session

Berthoud Hall 1516 Illinois St., Golden, CO, United States

Come and Learn about Ovintiv! Ovintiv is a leading North American energy producer focused on developing its multi-basin portfolio of oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas producing plays. We have […]