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									`                                     OKC SPE Section Newsletter                                                                      Volume 2, Issue 11
                                                                                                                                       November 2010

                       Agricultural Use     Desalinization Research at Texas A&M       Secondary Recovery

                                                       Water Reuse
                       James E. Myers, ChevronSPE Oklahoma City Section – 18 November 2010 Monthly Meeting                      Contents
                      This presentation is an introduction to water reuse in the petroleum industry. It presents a systematic
                      approach on how to evaluate the potential of water for reuse. Virtually any water can be treated with     October General Meeting              1
                      off-the-shelf technologies and successfully reused for many different applications. However, not all
                      water reuse makes sense based on economics, energy consumption or local need for the water. O ther        Oil Field Lingo - …x,y&z             2
candidate waters for reuse include petrochemical wastewater, municipal wastewater, ground water and storm water.
Water treatment technologies are classified as primary (gravity), secondary (biological) or tertiary (polishing step). Some     Energy Information Overview          2
of the reuse applications include agriculture, aquaculture, silviculture, industrial processes, recreation, wildlife and
municipal non-potable. As easily accessible water resources become scarce and the human population expands, the need            Itochu buys US Oil Shale Interest 2
for sustainable water reuse becomes paramount to both public and private sectors. The petroleum industry can effectively
reuse water to benefit the local communities in which oil is produced and refined. Produced water that was once                 Oklahoma Corporation
considered a throw-away by-product of crude oil production can become an asset in agriculture, aquaculture and                  Commission 2010 Oil and Gas
                                                                                                                                Institute, Nov 19                    3
Key idea: Basic knowledge of what, why, wher e, and how to r e-use water from the oil/gas industry in an environmental
and economic responsible way.                                                                                                   Three Gun Shoot                      4
James Myers is a senior environmental engineer with 26 years of experience in the petroleum industry. He is a biologist
with a couple of degrees in engineering. His technical specialty is the biological treatment of liquids and solids from         Pistol League                        5
worldwide upstream and downstream petroleum operations. Some of his projects include treatment of produced water,
refinery wastewater, ground water and ma rketing ter minal storm water, constructed tr eatment wetlands, water reuse,           Engineer for a Day            6,7
landfarming and composting of sludge, spill response (domestic and international), natural resource damage assessment,
permit negotiations, wildlife habitat enhancement (duck nesting, purple martin houses, wildflower planting), and                Ads                           8,9
environmental workshops on wastewater treatment, constructed treatment wetlands, landfarming and solid waste
management. He has used prescribed burns to control plant succession for wildlife habitat enhanc ement and to clean up          Calendar                       10
oil spills. He has served on technical committees for API, PERF, OSRADP and TGLO. He has two patents in landfarming and a
volunteer award from USFWS for a waterfowl database. Myers’ wetlands have garnered awards from IOGCC and the
Wildlife Habitat Council.
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                                                         Oil Field Lingo Series - The Final Entry
                                              source: and

Spudder - A modern cable tool rig used in drilling. By using this rig it      Tour - A working shift. Most workers worked a 10 to 12 hour shift, six days a
was no longer necessary to build a derrick.                                   week.

Stripper Well - A flowing well in the 1860’s that flowed constantly           West Virginia Rule - A rule adopted in 1886 which set the measure of a
during the week days, but ceased on the Sabbath. It was regarded              barrel as 40 liquid gallons plus 2 more gallons in favor of the buyer.
with some superstition by the workmen, and regarded as a great
curiosity for a short while. It was thought to be caused by a peculiar        Wildcatter- One who drills for oil in unproven territory in the hopes of
confirmation of the veins with relation to the cavities containing the        striking it rich.
oil.                                                                          Yellow Dog - A teapot shaped lamp used at night on early drilling rigs. So
                                                                              named by tradition because it gave just enough light to see a “yellow dog.”
Toolie - Nickname for a tool dresser, the driller’s assistant at an oil       Another tradition says it gave just enough light to see the “eyes” of a yellow
well, responsible for sharpening or dressing the drill bit. A junior          dog.
                                                                              Yo-Yo - A spudder for drilling the borehole down to the rock; so called
Torpedo - A strong shell or water-tight box filled with powder, and           because it has an up and down motion like a toy yo-yo.
exploded by a galvanic battery. The explosion is supposed to distend
the opening, enlarging the veins, and preparing for the flow of the
oil to the region of the pump. Nitroglycerin was also exploded in a
well to remove obstructions or reach oil.

   Energy Information Administration                                  Itochu Makes Japan's First Purchase of a Stake in U.S. Oil Shale Project
                                                                                          By Tsuyoshi Inajima - Oct 14, 2010 8:12 PM CT

   Overview (Week Ending Wednesday, October 27, 2010)           Itochu Corp. agreed to buy a 25 percent stake in an oil shale project in Wyoming from a unit
                                                                of MDU Resources Group Inc., MDU said.
 As the story of abundant natural gas supply continued to
  provide headlines for the market this report week             Itochu is buying a share of about 88,000 acres (35,600 hectares) of the Niobrara oil shale
  (Wednesday to Wednesday, October 20–27), spot prices at       reserve in southeastern Wyoming from Fidelity Exploration & Production Co., Bismarck,
  most market locations in the lower 48 States decreased.       North Dakota-based MDU said in a statement on Business Wire.
  Moderate temperatures also likely contributed to the price
  decline by limiting end-use demand and allowing for the
  continued replenishment of storage supplies. During the
                                                                Terms of the sale weren’t disclosed. Tokyo-based Itochu said it will release a statement on
  report week, the Henry Hub spot price decreased by 9          the purchase at 11 a.m. Japan time, spokesman Yasuhiro Terashita said.
  cents per million Btu (MMBtu), or 2.6 percent, to $3.37 per
  MMBtu. Other market prices also decreased between 5           Itochu will be the first Japanese company to participate in an oil shale project in the U.S.,
  and 20 cents per MMBtu, with a few exceptions.                according to the statement. Japanese trading companies are boosting investments in new
                                                               types of oil and gas assets to help reduce Japan’s reliance on Middle Eastern supplies.
 The price of the November futures contract at the New
  York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) at final expiration on       The Japanese company will invest about $400 million in the project, Nikkei English News
  Wednesday, October 27, was $3.292 per MMBtu. During
                                                                reported, without citing anyone. Peak output at the 150 billion yen ($1.8 billion) project,
  its tenure as the near-month contract, the November 2010
  contract lost about 67 cents per MMBtu in value, reflecting   which is slated to begin production as early as next year, may be about 20,000 barrels a day,
  changed expectations of lower prices in the market this       Nikkei said.
  winter. The December contract finished the report week at
  a price of $3.763 per MMBtu, or 13 cents lower than the       Mitsubishi Corp. paid C$250 million ($248 million) for a stake in a Canadian shale-gas project
  previous Wednesday.                                           in August. Sumitomo Corp. agreed to pay $140 million for a share in a Pennsylvania shale gas
                                                                reserve the same month, its second investment in this type of energy project in the U.S.
 During the week ending Friday, October 22, estimated net
  injections of natural gas into underground storage totaled
                                                                Oil shale is a sedimentary rock that contains solid bituminous materials, which are released
  71 billion cubic feet (Bcf). Working natural gas in
  underground storage was 3,754 Bcf, which is 9.1 percent
                                                                as petroleum-like liquids when the rock is heated, according to the U.S. Department of the
  above the 5-year (2005-2009) average.                         Interior.
 The W est Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil spot price       in-u-s-oil-shale-project.html
  decreased 3 cents per barrel during the report week. The
  WTI crude oil spot price averaged $81.90 per barrel
  yesterday (October 27), or $14.12 per MMBtu.

                                       CENTRAL/SOUTHWEST CHAPTER
                                OKLAHOMA SOCIETY of PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
                                       201 NORTHEAST 27TH, SUITE 125
                                           OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73105

October 6, 2010

To Whom It May Concern:

I want to thank you for your past support of the Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers Student Engineer for a
Day program. I know that it takes a significant effort to accommodate students in your workplace for a day and to host
them at the evening Joint Society Engineering Banquet. Please know that we really do get expressions of interest and
gratitude from parents and school counselors throughout the year for this program. Your participation does have a
tangible effect. There are students that make the decision to pursue engineering education (frequently in Oklahoma)
because of a single event such as Engineer for a Day.

The planning is underway for the 2011 Engineer for a Day program. Letters have been sent to over 70 area high schools
asking them to nominate bright and eager students that would like to find out what an engineering career is all about.
Because of your participation, we have always been able to accommodate all of the students nominated.

I am trying to plan earlier this year, which will allow you to email/mail or fax back the enclosed form. Here are the details
of the program, just in case you need a reminder. This year, we are encouraging the students and host companies to
work out a day during the week of February 20th – 25th which would be most beneficial to the student and the host
company. What seems to work out best, though, is to have the company host the student on Thursday of that week since
it is the date of the banquet. The details of the day’s activity (times, lunch and transportation) are your responsibility to
coordinate with the students. On Thursday, February 24, 2011 (during National Engineers Week), your company will
host the students at the Joint Society Engineering Banquet. At the banquet, your company and the students are
recognized. We match up students with your company in January and notify both you and the students with phone
number/address information so you can complete the details. Often, student’s parents will attend the banquet.

Since we have not finalized the specifics of the banquet yet the tickets will either cost $15.00 or $20.00 per person and
you, as the host, will be responsible for the students’ ticket and your own. Parents of the students will pay their own way
to the banquet, if they so choose to attend. The specifics for the banquet have yet to be determined, but the banquet
typically starts at 6:30PM. I will send the details later down the road.

I hope I can count on you. Please return the enclosed form by email/fax or mail by January 7, 2011. My fax number
and mailing address are included on the form. Thank you in advance. If you have any additional questions, please do not
hesitate to call me at (405) 858-8800, ext. 110, or email me at


Kelly Duke

Engineer for a Day, Chairman

                              ENGINEER FOR A DAY APPLICATION

   A. What kind of engineering do you do in your business? (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Industrial,
      Mechanical, Structural, Transportation, etc.)
   B. How many students would you like to host?
   C. Do you have a school preference?

The contact person(s) at our place of business:








I understand that by hosting a student or students for the Engineer for a Day, I will attend the entire day’s
program including the Joint Engineering Banquet and purchase banquet tickets

for the students we are hosting.

Signature (type name):                                               Date:

Please return this application NLT January 7, 2011 to:

Kelly Duke c/o Principal Technologies
525 Central Park Drive, Suite 400
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 858-8892 – facsimile
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          Fall 2010 – Winter/Spring 2011 Calendar and Events
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General Meetings
October 21st: Bret L. Beckner, Next Generation Reservoir Simulation – New Capabilities for New Challenges
November 18th: James E. Myers, An Introduction to Water Reuse in the petroleum industry
December 16th: To Be Determined
Special Events
November 5th, Friday - Three Gun Shoot
January 14,28 & February 11,25 - Pistol League
Officer's Meetings

Continuing Education and Seminars
November 19th - Oil and Gas Institute sponsored by the Oklahoma Bar Association
Production and Environmental Study Group


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