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									                                    2006 February-March
                                   Course Announcement
                                                                 Petroleum Professional Development Center
                                                                            Mailing Address: 221 North Main
                                                                                      Midland, Texas 79701
                                                                          432-683-2832; Fax: 432-686-8089
                                                                   ldiaz@midland.edu; jbrooks@midland.edu
                                                                                     www.midland.edu/ppdc

Online registration and/or payment is now available on our website:
https://www.midland.edu/ppdcforms/registration/index.html


                                               SPECIAL EVENTS
February 28                 Ethics for Professional Geoscientists              Dr. Scott W. Tinker, Director,
Tuesday                     Bureau of Economic Geology
11:30 am - 1:00 pm          This presentation will meet the 1-hour ethics requirement for recertification of
G167 052Q - Members, $25;   Professional Geoscientists as required by the Texas Board of Professional
Out of State, $50           Geoscientists. The course covers the business ethics of individuals.    Advanced
G092 052Q - Others, $35;    Technology Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert, Lecture Hall.
Out of State $60            The cost includes registration and luncheon.
NEW COURSE

March 22                    “Environmental Lunch and Learn”                                      Debi Smith, M.E
Wednesday                   SPCC Plans (meets EPA annual training requirement)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm          PPDC, 105 W. Illinois.
$15, includes box lunch

March 28-30                 Getting Started in the Oil Business
Tuesday-Thursday            The topics to be covered will be advertised soon.
6:00-9:00 pm                Location: Roadrunner Room of the MC Scharbauer Student Center


                                                   COURSES
G114 052Q                   SMT Advanced 2D/3DPAK Interpretation                          Alex Garcia, SMT
February 21                 Consultant
Tuesday                     This course is fast paced and assumes that the user has basic interpretation skills.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm           Attendees should be at least moderately skilled at using KINGDOM software. 2d/3dPAK
$320; Out of State, $345    tools, including the Calculators and Depth Conversion, will be explored. Gridding
                            parameters and algorithms for different kinds of data will be discussed. Accurate depth
Registration Deadline:      conversion will be demonstrated by "hands-on" generation of depth maps. Stratigraphic
February 17                 interpretation of seismic data will be made using different attribute analyses. Class
                            interaction is highly encouraged. Questions and/or problems about interpretation methods
                            and philosophy will be covered during the day. Midland College Campus, Abell-Hanger
                            Science Faculty Building, Room 175.
2006 February-March Course Announcement                                                                    Page 2



G158 052Q                   Effects of CO2 Production in Oil and Gas Streams              Becky Ogden, Consultant
February 21 & 23            While the injection of CO2 can produce incremental oil, it can also result in an increase in
Tuesday & Thursday          corrosion related failures. CO2 is one of the most corrosive acid gases produced in the oil
6:00-9:30 pm                and gas industry. Many factors influence the rate at which this gas will corrode downhole
$145; Out of State, $170    and surface equipment. This course will present an abbreviated review of Technical
                            papers and publications addressing the complex corrosion mechanism of CO2 and the
                            factors that impact its corrosion rate. It will address the mitigation of CO2 corrosion
                            through material selection, coatings, environmental modifications and chemical inhibitors.
                            Advanced Technology Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert, Room 111.

G116 052Q                   SMT Exploring in the 3D Workspace (VUPAK)                                     Alex Garcia,
February 22                 SMT Consultant
Wednesday                   This course is designed for the experienced geoscientist. VuPAK is an interactive 3D
8:30 am - 5:00 pm           visualization tool, which enables the interpreter to work with cultural, horizon, well, fault,
$320                        surface and 2D and 3D seismic data more efficiently and effectively within a visualization
                            framework. VuPAK is designed to be used with 2d/3dPAK (using either or both 2D and 3D
                            data) and EarthPAK. VuPAK enables the geoscientist to interpret data and visualize
                            prospects more accurately, especially in highly faulted or structurally challenging areas.
                            Abell-Hanger Science Faculty Building, Room 175.

G102 052Q                   Managing Sucker Rod Lift Well Failures                Kent Gantz, Schlumberger IPM
February 22                 This class is designed for oil field foremen, well site supervisors, and any other one
Wednesday                   interested in reducing the frequency and cost of well equipment failures in order to
8:00 am - 5:00 pm           improve their profit margins. Discussion will include examples from a successful well
$145; Out of State, $170    failure management program; understanding basic well failure causes including sucker
                            rods, tubing and rod pumps; scheduling repairs or maintenance; prevention techniques
                            such as corrosion inhibition and others. Advanced Technology Center, Room 120.
February 23                 A Crash Course in Log Analysis: An Excel Spreadsheet               Dr. John Doveton,
Thursday                    Senior Scientist, Kansas Geological Survey
8:00 am - 5:00 pm           This workshop is designed to give participants experience in spreadsheet log analysis
G165 052Q - Society         using Microsoft Excel, as well as skills in accessing and downloading digital logs for
Members: $225; Out of       analysis. A spreadsheet workbook of customized log analysis routines will be supplied to
State, $250                 participants as freeware to use on their own logs. The workbook incorporates a variety of
G088 052Q - Others: $250;   log analysis techniques for reservoir evaluation of porosity and water saturation, as well
Out of State, $275          as prediction of fluid recovery, and rock composition analysis. Basic skills in Microsoft
                            Excel recommended. Limited to 20 registrants. Advanced Technology Training
                            Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert, Business Training Center.
February 24                 Reading the Rocks from Wireline Logs                                   Dr. John Doveton
Friday                      This one-day course is designed for geologists, petroleum engineers and others who want
8:00 am - 5:00 pm           to learn how to recognize rock types from wireline logs. An overview of logging tool
G164 052Q - Society         fundamentals and the geological properties recorded on wireline logs will be followed by
Members: $225; Out          applications of gamma-ray and spectral gamma-ray logs and lithology discrimination and
Of State, $250              mineral typing from overlays and cross-plots of neutron, density, and photoelectric factor
G112 052Q - Others: $250,   logs. Advanced Technology Center, Room 124.
Out of State, $275
2006 February-March Course Announcement                                                                    Page 3



G107 052Q                     PETRA                                                        Greg Hinterlong, Chevron
February 27-March 2           GeoPlus PETRA is a PC based software package that can provide integrated solutions to
Monday-Thursday               today's exploration and reservoir management efforts. This course will cover data
6:00-10:00 pm                 management and manipulation using geological, petrophysical, and engineering data.
$475; Out of State, $500      Students will visualize the results using the interactive mapping, cross sections, log and
                              data cross plots, and production plots. A final class project will be given where the
                              individuals will be asked to evaluate the remaining reserves of a field using the various
                              mapping and computational features of PETRA. Midland College, Abell-Hanger
                              Science Faculty Building, Room 175.

                                                        MARCH

March 1                        How to Impact Your Bottom Line with Proper Oil and Gas Sampling and Testing
Wednesday                      Becky Ogden, Consultant
8:30 am - 4:30 pm              Unless a sample is captured correctly and placed into an appropriate container, the
$145; Out of State, $170       results obtained may not be correct. Erroneous results can result in unnecessary
                               expenses to "correct" a problem that may not exist! This course will address the proper
                               techniques for capturing various fluid samples (oil, gas and water), produced solid
                               samples, and failed production equipment for analytical testing. It will address sample
                               container material, field preparation, handling, sample documentation and shipping
                               requirements. It will discuss the types of tests that can be ran on fluids and also discuss
                               the required shipping papers for transport of such samples. To be announced.

Midland College will be closed the week of March 6-10 for Spring Break.

March 13-17                    Artificial Lift Systems                                               Dr. James F. Lea, Jr.
Monday-Friday                  This course blends lecture, hands-on exercises, and seminar teaching styles to enhance
8:00 am - 5:00 pm              your learning experience. Participants work with software packages that allow them to
To register, contact OGCI      analyze artificial lift designs quickly and accurately. Such programs should improve
www.petroskills.com or call    performance and result in higher production rates and/or reduced operating costs.
1-800-821-5933                 Participants learn how to design and troubleshoot rod pumping, continuous gas lift, and
                               electric submersible pump systems. Other methods such as progressing cavity, plunger
                               lift, jet pump, hydraulic pump, and intermittent gas lift will also be addressed. Problem-
                               solving sessions emphasize the principles covered. Participants gain experience in
                               solving problems by hand and then check results using computer programs. An
                               understanding of the principles and the correct application of the equipment are
                               essential. www.petroskills.com. Advanced Technology Training Center, 3200 W.
                               Cuthbert, Room 138.

G104 053Q                      Internal Corrosion in Wet and Dry Oil & Gas Transmission Lines Rob Cochran,
March 14-23                    Rob Cochran Consulting, Inc.
Tuesdays & Thursdays           Internal corrosion of wet and dry oil and gas transmission lines has gained new and
6:00-9:00 pm                   well-deserved attention recently due to the catastrophic nature of several recent
$225; Out of State, $250       transmission line failures. This seminar will focus on the various causes and control of
                               internal corrosion in both wet and dry systems with special attention placed upon the
                               sources and types of corrosion that can and will occur. Monitoring of internal corrosion
                               and remedial mechanical, physical and chemical treatment procedures will be
                               discussed. The regulatory areas will be briefly discussed such as 49 CFR and DOT
                               federal as well as the State of Texas, TAC and pending legislation before both
                               regulatory groups. Advanced Technology Training Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert,
                               Room 111.
2006 February-March Course Announcement                                                                     Page 4



G132 053Q                   Coiled Tubing Applications                                    Jeff Harris, B. J. Services
March 14-23                 This course is intended for engineers, engineering techniques, field personnel or
Tuesdays & Thursdays        anyone interested in the history, applications and benefits of coiled tubing. Students will
7:00-9:00 pm                learn the key elements of a CT Unit, the worldwide business, the tubing from the raw
$145; Out of State, $170    materials to alternatives to carbon steel and applications including: workover &
                            completion, drilling, pipeline and permanent installations. PPDC, 105 W. Illinois.

G118 053Q                   The Well Planning Process                       Mike Cure, XACT Technologies, Inc.
March 15-16                 This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the well planning process.
Wed, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm      Aspects covered will include well objectives, multidisciplinary coordination, information
Thu, 8:00 am - 12:00 Noon   resources, elementary geology, surface access, regulatory compliance, drilling fluids, bit
$225; Out of State, $250    programs, circulation hydraulics, drill string design, rig selection, well construction
                            design and economics. Any individual who participates in the planning of wells such as
                            geologist, geophysicist, land men, right-of-way and claims specialist, contract
                            administrators, reservoir engineers, completion engineers, production engineers,
                            regulatory compliance specialist, surveyors and safety and training specialist can
                            benefit. PPDC, 105 W. Illinois.
Course # Pending            Reservoir Characterization: From Laboratory to the Field                 Dr. Larry W. Lake,
March 16                    Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
Thursday                    This course is an integrated exposition of reservoir characterization from the basics of
8:00 am - 5:00 pm           petrophysics through geostatistics. The emphasis is on the flow properties of porosity,
$275; Out of State, $300    permeability, capillary pressure and relative permeability. The course also discusses
                            the statistics of the spatial distribution of these properties and illustrates the benefits to
NEW COURSE                  be gained from using these properties and illustrates the benefit to be gained from using
                            these properties. Who Should Attend: Engineers with at least a B.S. degree in
                            petroleum or chemical engineering, as well as other engineers, mathematicians, and
                            physicists with at least a B.S. degree and some experience in reservoir engineering
                            and/or numerical simulation. Geologists with at least a B.S. degree with some
                            quantitative experience or interest will also benefit from this course. PPDC, 105 W.
                            Illinois.

G108 053Q                   PETRA                                                    Peter Lufholm, Saga Petroleum
March 20-21                 GeoPlus PETRA is a PC based software package that can provide integrated solutions
Monday-Tuesday              to today's exploration and reservoir management efforts. This course will cover data
8:00 am - 5:00 pm           management and manipulation using geological, petrophysical, and engineering data.
$475; Out of State, $500    Students will visualize the results using the interactive mapping, cross sections, log and
                            data cross plots, and production plots. A final class project will be given where the
                            individuals will be asked to evaluate the remaining reserves of a field using the various
                            mapping and computational features of PETRA. Midland College, Abell-Hanger
                            Science Faculty Building, Room 175.

G117 053Q                   The Oilfield—From Planning to Plugging                               T.E. Gill, Consultant
March 21-22                 This basic course provides an overview of all phases of oilfield operations. The person
Tuesday-Wednesday           will be introduced to leases, geology, drilling, completing, and producing wells. The
8:00 am - 5:00 pm           class is ideal for non-technical people wanting to learn “the big picture,” to broaden their
$290; Out of State, $315    oilfield knowledge, and to learn the value and importance of methods used in the oilfield
                            and some ways to improve them. PPDC, 105 W. Illinois.
2006 February-March Course Announcement                                                                     Page 5



G153 053Q                      DI Fundamentals (2 half days)                      Chris Ryden, Drilling Info Specialist
March 22                       The training will go in-depth to cover how to perform various searches using the DI
Wednesday                      Search Wizard tool (including production, permit, and completion searches). The
8:30-11:30 am or               instructor will also cover how to set up your areas of interest, allowing you to stay ahead
1:30-4:30 pm                   of the trends! Please feel free to bring any specific questions that you might have
$149 per session, to           pertaining to projects that you are currently working on. For those that have used the
register, contact              site before, take advantage of this half-day session to hone your skills and get more out
Veronica Gonzales:             of Drillinginfo than you thought possible. For those who are new to the site, come find
vgonzales@drillinginfo.com     out why we’re called the best value in the patch. Advanced Technology Training
888-477-7667                   Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert, Business Training Center.

G109 053Q                      Petroleum Geology for Non-Geologists                         Paul H. Pausé, Consultant
March 27-30                    For landmen, geological technicians, secretaries, and engineers with no geological
Monday-Thursday                background. Topics include Earth systems, rocks and minerals, sedimentology and
8:00 am - 5:00 pm              stratigraphy, geologic time and history of Earth, structural geology, folding and faulting,
$580; Out of State, $605       origin, nature, and occurrence of petroleum, formation names, and evolution of the
                               Permian Basin. Also discussed is oil in the Permian Basin - trends, plays, and
                               petroleum systems, surface and subsurface mapping methods, working with logs,
                               sources of data, well-site operations, and formation evaluation. Materials to bring to
                               class: Straight edge, calculator, colored pencils, #2 pencil and eraser, notebook. PPDC,
                               105 W. Illlinois.

Course # Pending               This one-day IHS class, taught by Brian Wright, IHS specialist, will include:
March 28
Tuesday                        PI/Dwights PLUS on CD Overview, Introduction Working Session: 8:00-11:30 am
$195; Out of State, $220       IHS Energy Well and Production Data Topics: IHS Energy Well and Production Data;
                               Introductions and Agenda; Introduction to IHS Energy Well Data; Dwights PLUS
NEW COURSE                     overview; Working Session, Well Data; Introduction to IHS Production Data; Working
                               Session, Production Data; Summary.

                               Power Tools Overview, Introduction and Working Sessions: 1:00-4:30 pm
                               IHS Energy PowerTools Topics: Introduction to Power Tools; Working Session, Gas
                               Well Decline Analysis, Pressure Reserves, and Economics; What to use, Allocated or
                               Unallocated Data; Working Session, Oil Well Decline Analysis, Reserves and
                               Economics; Summary. Advanced Technology Center, BTC

Course # Pending               Geographix GESXplorer                                                   Mark Orgren
March 28-31                    The main focus of this comprehensive four-day course is to introduce you to the
Tuesday-Friday                 geological data management, analysis and interpretation component of GeoGraphix
8:00 am - 5:00 pm              Discovery called GESXplorer. Workflow oriented class exercises cover project creation,
                               importing various types of data (including cartographic, lease well and seismic data),
To register: Call 1-800-207-   creating layers and basemaps, cross-sections, gridding and contouring surfaces to final
3098                           presentation montages, and calculating volumetrics. Integration with other Discovery
                               modules is also discussed, including optional SeisVision exercises. Intended For:
NEW COURSE                     Geologists, geophysicists, engineers, technicians or those involved with oil and gas
                               exploration or exploitation. The course should benefit both the new user and those who
                               have some basic familiarity with GESXplorer. The class is limited to 8 registrants.
                               Midland College Campus, Abell-Hanger Science Faculty Bldg, Room 175.
2006 February-March Course Announcement                                                                   Page 6



G119 053Q                  Understanding and Filing Texas Railroad Commission Regulatory Forms
March 28-29                Gerry Viney
Tuesday - Wednesday        This 8-hour course presents a comprehensive overview of drilling, completion, and
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm          production regulatory forms required by the Texas Railroad Commission. The instructor
$167; Out of State, $217   is a former TRC employee of 20+ years and is very familiar with all aspects of meeting
                           TRC filing requirements for oil and gas producers in the State of Texas. The course will
                           specifically address filing and procedures. The course fee includes a $22 fee for the
                           accompanying manual. PPDC, 105 W. Illinois.

G120 053Q                  Understanding Coatings & Linings                          Becky Ogden, NovaStar L.P.
March 28 & 30              This course will address the variables associated with the application of internal coatings
Tuesday & Thursday         and external paints. It will address the equipment design requirements for proper
6:00-9:30 am               coating applications, surface preparation, material selection based on substrate and
$145; Out of State, $170   environment, application techniques for coatings and paints. The student will learn
                           common causes for coating/paint failures and offer remediation for preventing such
                           failures. Advanced Technology Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert, Room 111.

G103 053Q                  Managing Sucker Rod Lift Well Failures                 Kent Gantz, Schlumberger IPM
March 28                   This class is designed for oil field foremen, well site supervisors, and any other one
Tuesday                    interested in reducing the frequency and cost of well equipment failures in order to
8:00 am - 5:00 pm          improve their profit margins. Discussion will include examples from a successful well
$145; Out of State, $170   failure management program; understanding basic well failure causes including sucker
                           rods, tubing and rod pumps; scheduling repairs or maintenance; prevention techniques
                           such as corrosion inhibition and others. PPDC, 105 W. Illinois

March 30-31                Division Orders                                                       Alan H. Morgan, CPL
Thursday-Friday            Topics include: Anatomy of a Division Order: origin and definition, creation of a division
8:00 am - 5:00 pm          order, types of division orders, parts of the division order, property descriptions, statutory
$450; Out of State, $475   division orders, NADOA Model Form Division Order; The Division Order Analyst: what a
                           Division Order Analyst must know, duties of a Division Order Analyst; Land and Mineral
In cooperation with the    Ownership: types of ownership; Mineral Title and Changes in Mineral Ownership:
LAND Department, Inc.      determination of title from public records, changes in mineral ownership, chain of title,
                           confirmation of ownership by title opinions, suspension of royalty payments, escheated
                           interests; Effect of the Oil and Gas Lease on Division Orders: basic lease terms and
                           providers, changes and additions to basic lease terms; Other Activities and Documents
                           Which Affect the Division Order: assignments, farmout and farmin agreement, operating
                           agreement, pooling and unitization agreements, sales contracts, gas balancing; Division
                           Order Calculations; and Division Order Vocabulary. PPDC, 105 W. Illinois

Visit our website www.midland.edu/ppdc for the April and May classes. Online registration and/or payment is
now available on our website: https://www.midland.edu/ppdcforms/registration/index.html. When you complete
your online registration and submit, a page will come up showing that you have been registered for the course.
Please print and keep for your records.

Courses added to our April and May schedule include:

Carbonate Facies and Sequence Stratigraphy - April 19-21
Oil and Gas Well Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation - April 26-27
Environmental Regulatory Seminar - May 9
Geographix Aries Fundamentals - May 23-26

AAPL is offering a Working Interest and Net Revenue Interest Calculation Workshop on March 31 or
April 1. If you would like to register, go to their website www.landman.org to find the registration form.

								
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