Fiber Optics with Apache Oil Written by Sriniketh Sukumar A past SPE general meeting featured an insightful presentation on the implementation of fiber optics technology adopted by Apache oil company, in completions and production operations. What is Fiber Optics? Fiber optics is an information transmission technology that uses the principle of “total internal [...]
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President Donald Trump and New Offshore Drilling Written By: Meaghan Anderson The start of 2018 came with a significant announcement from the White House concerning offshore drilling. On January 4, the Trump administration moved to begin implementation of a 5-year plan that would open 47 new offshore leases spread along virtually the entire [...]
Interview with the 2017 SPEI President Janeen Judah Interviewed By: Raj Gautham Viswaprabakakaran & Meaghan Anderson Ms. Janeen Judah is the 2017 President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers International. She currently works for Chevron, where she has held several executive and management positions, including General Manager of Chevron’s Southern Africa business, President of the [...]
A Walk Down Memory Lane Written by Meaghan Anderson As members of our organization learned a few years ago in 2015, the Texas A&M Society of Petroleum Engineers has been around much longer than students originally thought. While the student organization did not officially become affiliated with SPE until 1978, some alumni dated its origins [...]
Interview with SPE Presidential Candidates: Jordan Argamany & William Nelson Conducted By: Meaghan Anderson & Sara Edwards Coming off one of the most controversial Presidential Elections in recent U.S. history, the SPE officer elections will have a lot to live up to. But, the candidates are sure to not disappoint. Every year, the turn-out for [...]
Interview with Dr. Heitor Lima Interviewed by Raj Gautham Viswaprabakaran Dr. Heitor Lima is a professor of practice in the Petroleum Engineering Department at Texas A&M University. His main research areas include deep water drilling, deepwater well design, and advanced well control. Dr. Lima earned his Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Sao [...]
Wave Propagation Models Capture Pressure Diffusion Behavior in Heterogeneous Unconventional Reservoirs Written By: Hanyu Li Hanyu Li is a first-year Masters student at Texas A&M University. He has recently been elected to serve as the 2016 - 2017 Graduate Representative for the Texas A&M Chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Summary Pressure Transient Analysis [...]
An Overview of this Year's Contest Written By Jonathan Holstein Texas A&M is known for its traditions: The 12th Man, Midnight Yell, Fightin’ Texas Aggie Rings, and—if you are a Petroleum Engineering student—the Student Paper Contest. This contest, held each year at the end of January, is a unique part of the PETE curriculum, and [...]
Job Hunting in an Unfavorable Economy Written By Jonathan Holstein and Phoebe Ho-Stone With stagnant oil prices and industry-wide hiring freezes, the future seems very uncertain for many petroleum engineers. Interviews have become scarce, and job offers even rarer. However, there are still many opportunities available, and in this article we will show you how [...]
A Blowout Analysis Written By: Narendra Vishnumolakala Along with the increasing demand for hydrocarbons and other sources of energy, the methods for satisfying our energy needs have become more complex. In the case of oil and gas, exploration and production has gone to deep waters and wells are drilled several miles under the ground. Nonetheless, [...]