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					                              SJV SPE News
                              San Joaquin Valley Section Society of Petroleum Engineers

                            Issue 242                                                      March 2008


                                     March 18th General Section Meeting
      Visit our website
      http://sjv.spe.org                 SPE Distinguished Lecturer
                            Date:         Tuesday March 18th, 2008—11:30 a.m.

                            Speaker:      Dr. Larry Britt— NSI Technologies, Inc.
      In This Issue:
                            Topic:        “Application of Low Viscosity Fluids to Hydraulic Fracturing”
From the Chair         3    Location:     Petroleum Club
From the Patch         3                  5060 California Avenue (12th Floor) Bakersfield CA
Contributed Article    4
Oil Price Chart             Cost:         With Online payment or RSVP: $20 members, $25 non-members
                                          Walk-ins: $25 members, $30 non-members.
Engineering Day        5
                       6    ONLINE:       Online links were provided in the “Blast” sent out. You can visit
                                          our website at http://sjv.spe.org and follow links
Western Regional       7
                       to
                       11   RSVP:         On or before Monday, March 17th. If unable to attend, please
                                          cancel RSVP. No-shows may be billed. Your Online Payment is an
Golf Entry Form        12                 RSVP. If you do not wish to pay online, you can RSVP by
Ads                    13                 contacting Young Kirkwood. No Credit Cards accepted at door.
Ad Application         14                 Email: Young_Kirkwood@Oxy.com
Membership News        15                 Phone: 661-763-6274
                       16

SPE Scholarship        17
Program and App.       to      ABSTRACT: In the last 50               Biography: Larry K. Britt has
Forms                  23      years, more-viscous fluids gained      specialized in the development
                               in popularity as the application of    and application of solutions to hy-
SPE Board Info         24      low-viscosity fracturing fluids de-    draulic-fracturing problems
                               clined. Today, the application of      throughout the world and manages
                               low-viscosity fracturing fluids is     NSI Technologies’ Rock Mechan-
                               seeing resurgence in the industry.     ics Laboratory at the University of
                               This presentation focuses on why       Tulsa. His experience includes the
                               this resurgence is occurring, why      design, optimization, and execu-
                               to use water as a fracturing fluid,    tion of fracture stimulations and
                               and why now.
Editor: Larry Miller
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                                                           Reservoir Engineering and Hydraulic Fracturing. In
   (Continued from page 1)                                 addition, Larry has authored over twenty-five tech-
                                  integrated field stud-   nical papers on reservoir management, pressure
   ies. Britt is a graduate of the University of Mis-      transient analysis, and hydraulic fracturing as well
   souri–Rolla.                                            as co-authored the soon to be published SPE
    Larry K. Britt, NSI Technologies, Inc., Tulsa,         Primer on Hydraulic Fracturing.
OK. since joining NSI in early 1999, Larry has spe-
cialized in the development and application of tools       Larry has a B.S. in Geological Engineering and a
for the post appraisal of hydraulic fracturing stimu-      Professional Degree in Petroleum Engineering
lations and manages NSI’s Rock Mechanics Labo-             from the Missouri School of Science and Technol-
ratory at Tulsa University. Britt’s experience in-         ogy where he is an adjunct professor in the Petro-
cludes the optimization, design, and execution of          leum Engineering Department and a member of
fracture stimulations and integrated reservoir and         the University Advisory Board.
hydraulic fracture field studies throughout the
world. Prior to joining NSI he worked for Amoco
Production Company for nearly twenty years. Dur-
ing the last six years with Amoco, he was fractur-
ing team leader at Amoco’s Technology Center in
Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was charged with
managing the development and application of frac-
turing technology for Amoco’s worldwide opera-
tions. Larry has served as an SPE Distinguished
Lecturer, as a JPT editor on “Hydraulic Fracturing”
and on numerous SPE Forum Committees on Gas


                                 Future Speakers (tentative list)
   April 24th    Arlie Skov; US Energy Needs: Fossil Fuels or Renewables?

   May 22nd      Ken Baird:



   June 26th     This Spot could have your name in it?


    July 24th    Savio Saldanha:




                                  Looking for a few good speakers;
SPE members pride our selves in technology information dissemination. Our appetite for technol-
ogy breakthrough is surpassed only by our desire to share our successes. If you fit this mold, we
have a place for you. We are always looking for speakers at our General Section meetings as well
as our Study groups. If you would like to share your work / accomplishments / technology, please
contact me and I will save you a spot in coming months. Your generous support of our section pro-
gram makes all of us better. Thank you.—Mr. Young Kirkwood
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                                From
                                the
                                                                   From the Patch
                                Chair
                                                                  The oil industry has a huge impact on Kern County and Cali-
                                                                  fornia’s economy. Kern County produces 77% of the states
                                                                  oil and 65% of the states natural gas. This is approximately
   The SPE Western Regional and Pacific Section AAPG              10% of the nations oil production. Three of the nations top six
Joint Meeting is less than a month away. With an exciting         oil field are located in Kern County. If Kern County were a
theme, “Adding Reserves Through Collaboration, Innovation,        state it would rank forth in oil production. Kern County is a
and Technology Transfer,” the conference offers a strong          world leader in steam thermal oil recovery. Kern County Oil
technical program consisting of a diverse collection of techni-   and energy industry employs over 10,000 people. The energy
cal papers, poster presentations and panel sessions. In addi-     industry also contributes 33% of the property tax base, more
tion, short courses, a technology-rich exhibition, field trips    than any other industry in the county. This helps support local
and student activities are included in the program.               government, education and service programs. The oil industry
                                                                  also supports many community programs including educa-
   For the golf enthusiasts, the meeting will wrap up with the    tion, arts, and environmental programs. Many individuals
SPE/AAPG Golf Tournament on Wednesday afternoon April             from our industry volunteer there time to help support these
2nd. The event will be held at Sundale Country Club, begin-       community service programs. Without the oil industry the
ning with a shotgun start at 1:00 PM. Be sure to sign up this     county’s economy would be much different than it is today.
week, since spots are filling up very quickly! For Golf Tour-
nament team/player registration and sponsorship options,          For more information please check out
please visit sjv.spe.org.                                         www.bakersfieldchamber.org.

For WNAR SPE conference registration and additional de-           One of the great events held by the SPE San Joaquin Valley
tails, please visit www.regonline.com/                            Section is the networking bash It’s a great place to meet new
SPEWR_PSAAPG_2008. Sign up by March 15 to receive                 friends and catch up with old ones. They are also known for
the early bird discount!                                          the great food and drinks, along with some great door prizes.
                                                                  Thank you CHEVRON for sponsoring the Bash in January.
Planning for next year’s Western North America Regional
Meeting is already underway! It will be held March 16-20,         I hope everyone enjoyed last months Newsletter. It is our goal
2009, in San Jose and will be hosted by the Golden Gate Sec-      to provide these newsletters to our membership every month.
tion. The planning committee is actively seeking volunteers       In this newsletter you will find all of the local activities being
who can donate their time, enthusiasm and talent to make the      offered to you. Please watch your email or check the website
meeting a big success. If you are interested, please contact      (http://sjv.spe.org/) for future editions.
Jerry Hale at jerryhale@chevron.com.
                                                                  The SPE/AAPG 2008 Western Regional Meeting will be in
I look forward to seeing you at the conference.                   the spring of 2008. The dates are 31 Mar - 2 Apr 2008. The
                                                                  technical topics covers essentially every discipline of our in-
Until Next Month,                                                 dustry including Reservoir and Production Engineering, Op-
Andrei                                                            erations, Case Histories, Drilling/Completions, Facilities,
                                                                  Safety/Environmental, and Management. Please check the
                                                                  SPE website for more information

                                                                  Newsletter reporter - Scott Myers
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                                                                                                                                    The United States has plenty of energy. We are not
   Energy Facts Every American Should Know                                                                                               running out. Our country is the Saudi Arabia of
                                                                                                                                         coal. We have vast reserves of oil and gas on our
   By Debbie Moreno, CEO, Greater Bakersfield Cham-                                                                                      lands and off our shores. Yet much is locked
   ber of Commerce                                                                                                                       away – 51 percent of the oil and 27 percent of the
                                                                                                                                         gas in offshore areas are completely off limits.
   I have the privilege of serving on the U.S. Chamber of                                                                           As energy demands grow, our energy infrastruc-
                                                                                                                                         ture is shrinking. In 1981 we had 324 refineries
   Commerce Committee of 100 on behalf of our organiza-                                                                                  in the United States; today we have 132. Since
   tion. This meeting of the top 100 public policy Chambers                                                                              1990, electricity demand has increased 25 per-
   is always a great opportunity to meet with local, state and                                                                           cent, yet investment in transmission lines has
   U.S. Chamber leaders from around the country, and as                                                                                  been declining.
   usual the most recent meeting was loaded with policy and                                                                         The United States gets 53 percent of its electricity
   political information.                                                                                                                from coal; 20 percent from nuclear; 15 percent
                                                                                                                                         from gas; 7 percent from hydro; 3 percent from
   During the session on energy, Jim Robinson, special coun-                                                                             petroleum; and just 2 percent from non-hydro
                                                                                                                                         renewable sources such as wind and solar.
   sel to U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue, offered his
                                                                                                                                    The United States has made great strides in energy
   “Top 10 Facts I Learned About Energy (And Every                                                                                       efficiency. Since 1975, the amount of energy
   American Should Know).”                                                                                                               needed to produce a dollar of gross domestic
                                                                                                                                         product has been cut in half.
                                         Robinson’s Top 10                                                                          Even with gains in efficiency, energy demand in
                                                                                                                                         the United States has doubled since
         America is not as energy “dependent” as people                                                                                  1950. Even with further efficiency, we will need
             think. More than two-thirds of our energy is                                                                                30 percent more energy by 2030. The world will
             domestically produced; one third is imported.                                                                               need 70 percent more.
             This includes energy from all sources and for all                                                                      Eight-six percent of the United States’ energy
             purposes.                                                                                                                   comes from fossil fuels, which emit the CO2
         When it comes to petroleum, America is energy                                                                                   believed to contribute to global warming. By
             dependent. We import about 60 percent of our                                                                                2030, even with gains in efficiency and alterna-
             oil. When President Nixon called on Americans                                                                               tives, most experts believe fossil fuels still will
             to reduce our reliance on this oil in the early                                                                             comprise over 85 percent of our energy.
             1970s, we imported less than 40 percent from                                                                           In its April 28, 1975 issue, Newsweek ran an article
             abroad.                                                                                                                     called “Our Cooling World” in which it re-
         A small share of our oil comes from unstable Mid-                                                                               ported: “The central fact is that after three quar-
             dle East. Fifty percent of the United States’ pe-                                                                           ters of a century of extraordinary mild conditions,
             troleum products come from the Western Hemi-                                                                                the earth’s climate seems to be cooling down.”
             sphere; 19 percent from Africa; 17 percent from
             the Middle East; and the rest from other places.



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                                           Engineering Day 2008
                                              a BIG Success
Over 400 teachers and students from 18 Kern County High Schools and special programs descended on the
Kern County Museum for the eighth annual Engineering Day (February 21, 2008). This event is sponsored
by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, San Joaquin Valley Section, in cooperation with the Kern County Su-
perintendent of Schools – School to Career program and with the support of several industry sponsors. It falls
within National Engineers Week. This years event saw over 50% growth from the previous year which caused
organizers to turn away a couple organizations due to capacity limitations.

Juniors and Seniors from area high schools who were on a math and science track were invited to attend the
day-long event at the museum. The day was structured much like a professional conference would transpire.
In the main museum building there were exhibits set up by engineering related companies or schools. In a
large tent on the museum grounds several speakers related their experiences in their careers, why they thought
engineering was a good profession to pursue and the kinds of things students could do now to prepare. Next
the students were treated to a tour of “Black Gold – The Oil Experience,” a world class oil exhibit built on the
museum grounds 5 years ago with industry donations. Finally, everyone was treated to the legendary Halli-
burton Bar-B-Que lunch, graciously donated by Halliburton.


T
Thank You Sponsors!                            elcome
                                             Welcome to                                  Exhibitors
                                         Engineering Day 2008                      Occidental of Elk Hills
                           Aera Energy    Sponsored by the Society of Petroleum
                                          Sponsored by the Society of Petroleum    PG&E
                                         Engineers-San Joaquin Valley Section in
                                         Engineers-San Joaquin Valley Section in
                                            cooperation with The Kern County
                                            cooperation with The Kern County       Sharpe Solar
                                           Superintendent of Schools, School to
                                           Superintendent of Schools, School to
         Occidental of Elk Hills                         Career
                                                          Career                   Montana Tech
                                                                                   Bakersfield College

          Chevron                                   Speakers                       Aera Energy

                                         Behrooz Fattahi – Aera Energy
                                         Behrooz Fattahi – Aera Energy             Chevron

                                         Christine Halley – TJ Cross Engineers
                                         Christine Halley – TJ Cross Engineers     Western States Petro. Assoc.
                                         Jesse Frederick – WZI Inc.
                                         Jesse Frederick – WZI Inc.                TJ Cross Engineers
                                         Carrie Popa - Chevron
                                         Carrie Popa - Chevron                     Big West of California
                                                                                   Stantec Consulting
                                                                                   WZI
                                                                                   Society of Hispanic Eng.
                                                                                   SPE/ API
                                                                                   DOGGR/ BLM
Lunch generously donated by:
Lunch generously donated by:
                                                                                   Halliburton
                                                                                     o Thanks for the good eats big
                                                                                     o Thanks for the good eats big
                                                                                       Red!!!
                                                                                       Red!!!
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                                                              Carrie Popa tells of her experiences




Behrooz Fattahi speaks to over 200 students in the Speakers
Tent




                                                              The PG&E demonstration was a big hit




A birds-eye view of the Exhibit Hall




                                                              Christine Halley tells of her experience with municipal pro-
                                                              jects, she also spoke in the tent
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                   SPE / SJGS / SPWLA Announcing
              Fourth Annual GOLF EXTRAVAGANZA
 Date:          Wednesday, April 2, 2008
 Place:         Sundale Country Club
 Time:          1:00 pm Shotgun Start
 Format:        4 Man Scramble
 Cost:          $100 per player
 Amenities:     Goody Bag (Shirt, Cap, Balls, etc)
                Food and Beverages stations on the course

 Awards & Raffle:      5:00 – 6:00PM w/ hors d’oeuvres


                        50% chance of winning the raffle
 Register online by clicking below:
       http://sjv.spe.org/section.cfm?id=37

 Or make check payable to “SPE” and mail entry form to:
          AAPG / SPE Golf Tournament
          Attention: Carrie Popa
          P.O. Box 20458
          Bakersfield, CA 93390


 Team Name:
                       Player Name                 Affiliation         Shirt Size
                                                 SPE/SJGS/SPWLA/   S   M   L   XL   XXL
                                                       SEG
 Player 1
 Player 2
 Player 3
 Player 4


Contact Information
Jack Stevenson   661-392-3470
Young Kirkwood  661-763-6274
Duane Johnston   661-763-6315
Andrei Popa      661-654-7187           * Tournament Limited to First 36 teams entered.
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  If You or your Company are interested in sponsoring a Network Bashing Event,
 Contact Mr. Jack Stevenson at the numbers listed on the last page of this newsletter
                                 and let him know.

   These events can be any type of activity, such as ball games, tours, etc. that your
                              company wishes to hold.


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                          Or Follow instructions on the next page
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                              MEMBERSHIP NEWS

Membership update as of February 29th:
Total Active Members; 698              Paid 607                      Unpaid 91

SJV Welcomes Our New Members in 2008 (18);
Mr Ghanim O Al-Mutairi       Production Engineer                     Chevron Corp.
Mr Malcolm S Allan           Geologist                               Aera Energy LLC
Mr Abdullah Asaad            Drilling Engineer                       Chevron Corp.
Ms. Karen E Blake            Geologist                               Plains Exploration & Production Co.
Ms Tiffany Brewster          Facilities Engineer                     Aera Energy LLC
Mr. Brian W. Burt            Lead Facilities Engineer                ChevronTexaco Power & Gasification
Ms Shanan Calhoun            Partner                                 Elite Sourcing Group
Mr Viraj Deshmukh            Production Engineer                     Berry Petroleum Co.
Mr Steven Dinsdale           Project Engineer                        Wellhead Inc.
Mr Evan L Grishaber          Project Manager                         Aera Energy LLC
Mr. Jesse W Holman           Technical Sales                         Wet Well Services, Inc
Mr Valari J Lee              Business Devlp & Planning               Chevron Corp.
Mr Kenneth M Payne IV        Production Engineer                     Aera Energy LLC
Mr Mark T Patterson          Project Engineer                        M-I SWACO
Mr Javier Reyna              Technical Professional                  Halliburton
Mr Jacob Shepherd            West Coast Op. Manager                  Epoch Well Services, Inc.
Mrs Guang Lan Wang           Reservoir Engineer                      USA Contractors, LLC
Mr. Steve O Williams         Petrophysicist                          Energy Services Ltd.

SJV Section Welcomes Members Transferring In –2008 Welcome to SJV (9);
Mr. Michael W Casey           GM Operations                     Chevron N America Upstream
Mr. Edward J Behm Jr.         Asset Development Manager         Vintage Petroleum Co.
Dr. Michael K Beladi          Sr. Gas Asset Engineer            Chevron International E&P
Mr. Jeff Gartland             Production Geologist              Vintage Petroleum Co.
Mr. Justin C McMahan          Geologist                         Occidental Oil & Gas Corporation
Ms. Amy Whitaker              Geologist                         Chevron
Mr. Richard A Seader
Mr. William J Spear           Reservoir Engineer                Aera Energy LLC
Mr. Bryant J Morris           Sr. Drilling Engineer             Plains Exploration & Production Co.

Best of Luck to Those Transferring Out and Moving on in 2008 (15);
Mr. Assaad M Abboud                Reservoir Engineer                Chevron Corp.
Mr. James O Barth                  Reservoir Engineer                Seneca Resources Corp.
Mr. Edward J Behm Jr.                                                Occidental Oil & Gas Corporation
Mr. James T Copellar Jr.           Senior Petrophysical Advisor      Hess Corp.
Mrs. Mackenzie L Graham            Drilling Engineer                 Chevron Corp.
Mr. Robert A Joseph                Drilling Manager                  Occidental of Elk Hills
Mr. Jimmy D Martin                 Drilling Manager                  Plains Exploration & Production
Mr. Kenechukwu K Okoli             Facilities Engineer               Chevron Corp.
Dr. James R Ouimette               Consulting Engineer               Chevron ETC
Mr. Nikola Maricic                                                   Chevron Corp.
Mr. Jameel U Rahman                Proect Engineer                   Well Dynamics Inc.
Mr. Paul J Vita                    Area Mgr Lost Hills/Cymric        Chevron North American E&P
Mr. William C Hinson               Drilling Superintendent           Chevron Corp.
Miss Alejandra Ulloa               Production Engineer               Aera Energy LLC
Dr. WenLi Zhang                                                      Louisiana State University
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                         MEMBERSHIP NEWS


Membership News:

Please encourage folks to update their profile by going to www.spe.org. Your correct email address allows us
   to contact you regarding monthly meetings and any news updates.

If you are having trouble logging in to the SPE website, here is the reason for your pain. Login Has Changed

    SPE has modified all logins for our website to be email address. Your login will now be the email address
      that SPE had on file for you. Your password remains the same. Going forward, if you change your
      email address in SPE's database, your login will change automatically.

    Do we have the wrong email address for you? Login with it, then update your email address and your
      login will change. If you have difficulties logging in, please contact Customer Service at
      +1.972.952.9393 or service@spe.org.

2008 membership renewals are over due. Please renew your membership by going to www.spe.org or by
  mailing in the registration form.
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 2008 College Scholar-                                              ship Program
The San Joaquin Valley (SJV) chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers is of-
fering a college scholarship program for Fall, 2008. The Scholarship is co-funding
from SJV member activities, Division of Oil & Gas and Geothermal Resources, SPE
Headquarter and private funding. The application form is available on the SJV SPE
website [http://sjv.spe.org] Submittal deadline is April 30, 2008.


To be eligible an applicant must be:
          •   Student in petroleum-related fields (any branch of engineering, environ-
              mental or earth sciences).
          •   California resident (or a non-resident child of a current San Joaquin Valley
              SPE member)
          •   Also accepting non-residents with petroleum industry work experience in
              California, including summer internships & Comet program internships
          •   Scholarships are awarded to high school graduates, undergraduate level
              college students, and graduate level students. Each candidate will receive
              about $1000 to $2000 scholarship depending on candidates’ academic
              achievement and number of qualified candidates.




If you need more information, contact the SJV SPE Scholarship Director, John Yu, at
         661-334-3660 – or – email address John.Yu@conservation.ca.gov
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              SPE - SJV SECTION SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION CRITERIA

OBJECTIVE
To provide a merit award to offset educational expenses for engineering, environmental or geology/earth
science students, who after graduation are interested in entering the petroleum industry, and the Society of
Petroleum Engineers.

GUIDELINES

1. The recipient must be a full-time student (12 or more credit hours) at an accredited college or university
   in an engineering, environmental sciences or earth sciences field of study.

2. Applicants must be current residents of California, or a child of a current Society of Petroleum Engineers
   - San Joaquin Valley Section member. However, an applicant from another state who has petroleum-
    related work experience in the state of California through full, part-time, or summer employment is also
    eligible.

3. When selecting recipients strong consideration is given to the following:
                    • Demonstrated commitment to entering the petroleum industry
                         through declared industry-related majors or work experience
                    • essay responses
                    • GPA
                    • extracurricular activities

4. Financial need is not being considered.

5. Scholarships will be considered for applicants from all class levels of college study including graduate
   students.

6. Due to the limited number of scholarships available, they will not be automatically renewed. Former SJV
   SPE scholarship recipients are free to reapply each year but will not be given preferential status.

7. The most outstanding high school senior declaring a petroleum engineering major will be aided in
   submitting an additional application to compete for the SPE National Headquarters “Gus Archie
   Memorial Scholarship”. This program funds an entering freshman student through 4 years of petroleum
   engineering undergraduate studies at $5000 per year.


    RETURN APPLICATIONS WITH OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS TO:

    John Yu
    SPE - SJV Section Scholarship Director
    Division of Oil & Gas, Geothermal Resources
    4800 Stockdale HWY, Suite 417
    Bakersfield, CA 93309

    If you have questions, you may contact the scholarship director at (661) 334-3660
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               SOCIETY OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERS - SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY SECTION
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  CURRENT PHONE NO.:                            (        )
  INTERNET/EMAIL ADDRESS (if
  any):
  HOME ADDRESS:
  (if different from above)


  HOME PHONE NO.:                              (        )
  ALTERNATE CONTACT: (Parent or
  Guardian name & phone no.)
  NAME & CITY OF HIGH SCHOOL:
  DATE GRADUATED:
  HIGH SCHOOL GPA:

  COLLEGE WHERE YOU WILL BE
  ENROLLED (Name, City, State)
  CLASSMEN LEVEL @ FALL, 2005:
  INTENDED MAJOR:
  TOTAL COURSE HOURS PLANNED
  FOR FALL, 2005:
  CUMULATIVE COLLEGE COURSE
  HOURS COMPLETED TO DATE*:
  OVERALL COLLEGE GPA:
  COLLEGE MAJOR GPA:

* must submit current official undergraduate & graduate transcripts, or high school transcript for entering freshmen

QUALIFICATION INFORMATION:
  IF CURRENT CALIF. RESIDENT,
  LIST DATES & CITY OF RESIDENCY:
  2. IF CHILD OF A CURRENT
  BAKERSFIELD AREA SPE MEMBER,
  LIST THEIR NAME & COMPANY:

  3. IF YOU HAVE WORKED IN THE
  PETROL. INDUSTRY ANYWHERE IN
  CALIFORNIA, LIST DATES,
  COMPANY & LOCATION:
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PREVIOUS OR CURRENT WORK EXPERIENCE:
  1. COMPANY:
       DATES:
       DESCRIBE POSITION/DUTIES:




  2. COMPANY:
       DATES:
       DESCRIBE POSITION/DUTIES:




  3. COMPANY:
       DATES:
       DESCRIBE POSITION/DUTIES:




EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (clubs, organizations, community involvement):
 1.                                               4.




  2.                                                      5.




  3.                                                      6.




=================================================================================
Application Instructions:
1. Applicant Information sheet may be typed or hand-written (please print). Essay responses must be typed and at-
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                             SPE - SJV SECTION 2008 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION QUESTIONS

    Type your responses – add extra sheets if you prefer.

With the increasing consumption of petroleum related products, more concern on the environ-
mental impact; such as greenhouse effect, and major foreign policy decisions, describe how the pe-
troleum industry may change over the next 20 years. Discuss ways you would contribute within the
oil industry to resolve some of these issues.
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2. Current high oil & gasoline prices demand efficient operations. Discuss your thoughts on
   efficiency and describe your personal experience in which you’ve implemented a significant
   change in order to increase efficiency in energy uses.
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                                     SPE - SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY SECTION
                           TEACHER APPRAISAL FORM FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS
                                    [May be typed or hand-written, please print.]

  The following is my personal, confidential appraisal of_________________________________________________
                                                                         (Name of Applicant)

  in regard to his/her aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, character, reliability, and ability to work well with oth-
  ers.




  My Status (title, subject, school): ________________________________________________________________

   __________________________________________________________________________________________

  Period of Acquaintance with Applicant: ___________________________________________________________

                                     Signature: _______________________________________________________

                                     Date: ___________________________________________________________

                                     Print Name: ______________________________________________________

                                     Address: ________________________________________________________

                                               ________________________________________________________

  We may need to contact you to verify your reference, please list a phone number where you can be reached:
  (     )__________________. Thank You.


  Return Confidentially To:
  John Yu
  SPE - SJV Section Scholarship Director
  Division of Oil & Gas, Geothermal Resources
  4800 Stockdale HWY, Suite 417
  Bakersfield, CA 93309
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                                    SPE Board of Directors
                                         2007—2008




POSITION                         NAME              COMPANY                 PHONE                   E-MAIL

Section Chair                   Andrei Popa     Chevron Corporation     (661) 654-7187    Andreipopa@chevron.com

Program                       Young Kirkwood    OXY of Elk Hills Inc.   (661) 763-6274    Young_kirkwood@oxy.com

Membership                     Jim Hankinson    Chevron Corporation     (661) 391-4358     jhankinson@chevron.com


Secretary                       Carrie Popa     Chevron Corporation     (661) 654-7031     Carriepopa@chevron.com


Treasurer


Drilling & Production         Terence Stevens           PXP             (661) 444-9167        tstevens@pxp.com

Thermal & Facilities          Samih Batarseh      Aera Energy LLC       (661) 665-5895    sibatarseh@aeraenergy.com

Newsletter Editor               Larry Miller         Halliburton        (661) 391-5387 Larry.Miller@Halliburton.com

Newsletter Reporter             Scott Myers        BJ Services Co.      (661) 396-4443      smyers@bjservices.com

Website Administrator          Michael Harr           Chevron            (661)654-7547    Michaelharr@chevron.com

CE Program                    Frank Wilkinson      Bonanza Creek        (661) 638-2730    fwilkinson@bonanzacrk.com

CE Arrangements               Jesse Frederick         WZI Inc.          (661) 326-1112        jfrdrck@wziinc.com

Activities                    Jack Stevenson          Chevron           (661) 392-3470      Jack.Stevenson@chevron.com
Community Outreach
Activities                      John Kaiser            BLM              (661) 391-6142     John_Kaiser@ca.blm.gov
Community Outreach
Education                        John Yu              DOGGR              (661) 334-3660   John.Yu@conservation.ca.gov

Young Professionals Liaison

Award Nominations              Greg Stanley     Pinnacle Technologies   (661) 335-7711    Greg.stanley@pinntech.com

West. Regional Director        Medhat Kamal     Chevron Technology      (925) 842-3541      MKamal@chevron.com

				
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