Fort Worth Section

  • October Luncheon

    Thursday, October 18, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Save the date! Speaker and topic TBA
    Fort Worth, TX, United States

  • 37th Annual Fort Worth SPE Scholarship Golf Tournament

    Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT
    DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM HERE WHEN:       Monday, October 22, 2018 WHERE:    Squaw Creek Golf Club, Willow Park, TX TIME:         12:00 p.m. – shotgun start FORMAT:   Conventional Scramble AWARDS:  Winning Team, Longest Drive, Closest to Hole, and HOLE IN ONE PRIZES:     Great door prizes (compliments of our sponsors) SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS ARE DETAILED IN THE ENTRY FORM Tournament will be a NOON (12:00 p.m.) shotgun start. Please arrive early to eat, drink and socialize. Prize and awards presentation immediately following play. You must be present to win door prizes. 1. DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM 2. Send completed entry form to 3. If paying online (preferred), choose the appropriate link below, then click the gray "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" button on the next page.  A PayPal account is NOT necessary. $2,500 - Platinum Sponsor $2,000 - Gold Sponsor $1,000 - Silver Sponsor $500 - Team $250 - Hole Sponsor $180 - 8 mulligans + putting string If paying by check, please send to: SPE Fort Worth Section Attn: Stephanie Currie 1401 Ballinger St. Fort Worth, TX 76102 (Please ignore the blue "Register Now" button at the bottom of the page)
    Willow Park, TX, United States

  • November Luncheon - Karen Olson - "Freshwater Neutral: Managing Water Use and Giving Back to the Env

    Thursday, November 15, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    SPE DISTINGUISHED LECTURER Karen Olson "Freshwater Neutral: Managing Water Use and Giving Back to the Environment" Abstract: Managing water use and giving back to the environment including highlighting challenges, lessons, and best practices encountered when companies implement efforts to become better stewards of freshwater resources. Specific case studies related to Southwestern Energy’s “Freshwater Neutral” initiative, achieved in 2016 within all operating divisions will be reviewed. A small multi-discipline team evaluated all elements within the operational water life cycle, identifying cost-competitive ways to optimize the company’s freshwater usage. Key components were:  commitment from company leadership and support across all operations; setting achievable, operational goals; accounting for all water used; applying new completion designs and technologies; increasing the use of alternative, non-fresh water, and supporting research in groundwater protection and water treatment technologies. This reduced freshwater requirements by up to 30% in some operating areas and saved the operator over $20 million US dollars. Another component was required in order for companies to completely offset the need for their remaining freshwater use, the importance of investing in conservation projects to improve freshwater resources within basins where operations are occurring. Achieving a freshwater neutral status requires improvements in everyday work practices and a change in the mindset of water management.  The practices implemented will allow for the use of alternative water sources whenever economically and operationally feasible, and the conservation projects have added value to local communities.   Bio: Karen Olson, Director of Technologies for Southwestern Energy Company (SWN), served as Director of the Strategic Solutions Team which was accountable for leading SWN’s Freshwater Neutral initiative. Other positions at SWN include Corporate Completion Engineering Chief.  Olson has been a Completion/Reservoir Engineer over 30 years with expertise in the design/modeling and operational execution of hydraulic fracturing.  At BP, a Completion Team Leader in GOM Deep Water, and as the Stimulation Team Leader in the North Sea, and worked onshore US, offshore US and in the North Sea for Mobil. Active with SPE for more than 30 years, she was a Guest Editor for the Deepwater and Hydraulic Fracturing section of the   JPT (Journal of Petroleum Technology),   authored 15 papers, and provided presentations at SPE events. In 2009, she was awarded the SPE Gulf Coast Section Region Production and Operations Award.  She was the 2014-16 Chair for the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, served on the executive committee for the 2015 ATCE and was honored as a Distinguished Member of SPE. Olson holds a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from LSU and a MS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M.  She currently serves on the Industry Board for the Petroleum Engineering Department at Texas A&M.
    Fort Worth, TX, United States

  • December Luncheon

    Thursday, December 20, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Save the date! Speaker and topic TBA
    Fort Worth, TX, United States