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Date & Event Speaker Description
Thursday, Jan 14th,
Luncheon -
"Innovative Methods for Evaluating Hydraulic Fractures"
Dr. Norman Warpinski, SPE Distinguished Lecturer, is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Norm has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana.  He has 21 years experience in hydraulic fracturing, and rock mechanics, including mineback, field and lab testing.  He has authored approximately 100 papers and reports related to fracturing and has 3 patents. Some engineers believe that recent improvements in analytical  models have made numerical modeling for well test interpretation obsolete.  Others believe that numerical models should be used in routine well test interpretation.  Still others believe that both tools are useful, and that a combination of the two approaches provides the best general strategy for reservoir characterization.  The talk presents a case history of   integrating numerical and analytical well test analysis methods  to interpret the pressure and production history of a complex, multilayer, multiphase reservoir.   The talk focuses on the Gas Research Institute Staged Field Experiment No. 2.   This well was hydraulically fractured.  A variety of different analysis techniques were applied in order to evaluate the consistency  between reservoir and fracture properties estimated by the different methods of analysis.
Thursday, Feb. 11th,
Luncheon - "Maximizing Productivity in Conventional and Horizontal Wells"
Mr. W. L. Perberthy, Jr., SPE Distinguished Lecturer, is a wellbore construction advisor with Baker Oil Tools in Houston,  TX.   Wally has worked extensively with conventional and sand control completions in field and research projects.  Recently, hewas instrumental in developing horizontal gravel pack technology which has been applied in wells with lateral lengths to 3,300 feet.   He is a co-author of the SPE Special Topics Monograph Sand Control and developed the SPE Short course Horizontal Well  Completions.  He has over 40 years experience in the oil and gas  industry with Baker Hughes, Exxon Production Research Company, Texas A&M University and Mobil.  He holds an SPE Distinguished   Member and Author status.  Wally has a petroleum engineering degree from Texas A&M University. Drilling and completing wells encompasses many decisions and alternatives to be chosen which influence the overall productivity and longevity of the well.  A logical starting place for the planning process is from a total system concept.  There are simple fundamentals, concepts, and procedures that ensure a well is completed damage-free.   Conventional and horizontal wells need the total approach to maximize productivity over the entire well life.  One of the best ways to achieve this objective is ensuring the drilling and completion practices do not interfere with the formations ability to produce.  The well must not be completion limited.  Items to be considered are those drilling and completion programs inappropriate for the formations and incorrectly designed completion hardware.

Mid-Continent Chapter, SPE
Tulsa, Oklahoma