ADAM Houston Sponsors Golf Tournament

Jun 5 2013


ADAM Houston sponsors golf tournament


TopGolf Houston West 1030 Memorial Brook Blvd, Houston, Texas 77084 281-406-3176

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 11 a.m. – registration 12:0pm – play begins 3:00pm – Awards (located on the 2nd level) ANYONE CAN PLAY! 

No golf experience necessary. If you don’t have golf clubs, TopGolf will provide them! 

What’s Included: 3 hours of game play (peak hours), lifetime membership card, food & drinks, great networking! Price per Player: Limit of 200 players ADAM-Houston Members: $150.00 Non-Members: $175.00 ENTRY DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MAY 24TH


May 9 2013 to Jun 6 2013

TopGolf Houston West
1030 Memorial Brook Blvd, Houston, Texas 77084

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
11:00am – registration
12:0pm – play begins
3:00pm – Awards
 (located on the 2nd level)

No golf experience necessary.  If you don’t have golf clubs, TopGolf will provide them!

What’s Included:
3 hours of game play (peak hours), lifetime membership card, food & drinks, great networking!

Unlocking The Utica: The Next Big Northeast Shale Play?

Jul 19 2011

Overview: The Ordovician Utica shale is an international shale play, stretching from Quebec, Canada, down in the U.S. portion of the great Appalachian Basin. The Utica offers strong attractions: excellent rock properties, low acreage costs, and proximity to premium gas markets. This emerging play is on the cusp of exploration, with operators beginning to probe its potential in earnest. Here, in the webinar “Unlocking the Utica: The Next Big Northeast Shale Play?” you will hear the latest insights on this fascinating reservoir from two industry experts. The 55-minute webinar will include a live Q&A moderated by Peggy Williams, Director of Unconventional Resources, Hart Energy.

Argentina’s Neuquén Basin: A World Hotspot For Unconventional Resources

Jul 14 2011

Argentina’s Neuquén Basin holds a wealth of tight gas and shale reservoirs, and companies are launching drilling programs to assess these resources. Explorers are targeting the thick and rich Vaca Muerta and Los Molles shales, two well-known, world-class source rocks that are receiving new attention. A discovery by Repsol YPF in the oil-prone portion of the Vaca Muerta could hold 150 million barrels of recoverable oil, and the company has already kicked off a major development project. Operators are also testing unconventional gas prospects in both shales, and in tight-gas sands. In addition to its attractive geology, the Neuquén Basin has other attributes that favor unconventional development. It has a long history of oil and gas operations, is home to an established, thriving service sector, and has excellent access to markets.

Cyber Security Best Practices and Lessons for Enterprises under Persistent Threat

Jul 12 2011

‘Night Dragon’ and ‘Stuxnet’ attacks have unleashed a flurry of media coverage. In the face of these advanced and persistent threats to your real-time systems and intellectual property do you need to think and act differently than you have in the past?

As cyber security threats escalate and the level of process automation increases, the oil and gas industry is taking lessons from downstream plants and the utility industry. Nation state attackers are the biggest threat to the industry, but many unknown threats also exist worldwide. If your corporate reputation and profitability are paramount, you must take control of cyber risks by implementing an actionable plan that closes gaps, meets standards and delivers the financial and organizational efficiencies and brand impact you seek.

During this live webcast, you'll learn to:

  • Adapt your security thinking to contemporary risks and attacker strategies
  • Define an architecture to mitigate cyber security risks — from the oil rig to the boardroom
  • Establish a stable baseline and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of core cyber security operations
  • Refocus limited internal resources from operational functions to more strategic priorities
  • Confidently outsource your security functions, while maintaining real-time visibility

Join us to hear best practices from other Process Industries that are proactively addressing regulatory mandates, protecting the most sensitive enterprise data and industrial controls — through a cost effective and efficient approach.  Learn how they are responding to U.S. government requirements and cyber security initiatives and how you can work with DHS more effectively.

Biojet – Where are we?: A 2-Part Series

Jun 29 2011


In September 2009, the aviation industry lauded the successful passage of a brand-new specification by the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) that certifies the use of alternative jet fuels in aircraft. ASTM D7566 creates a framework for all alternatives and immediately qualifies 50% blends of Fischer-Tropsch synthetic jet fuel with conventional Jet A from multiple feedstocks including coal, biomass, natural gas and all combinations thereof. This framework will enable the passage of a range of hydrotreated renewable jet (HRJ) fuels, which are biofuels for aircraft made from a variety of feedstocks.

This specification represented the first aviation fuel qualification in nearly 20 years. So a year-and-a-half later, where are we? How far have efforts come in the commercialization of alternative jet fuels? And what are some of the challenges producers and end-users going to face?

Hart Energy’s International Fuel Quality Center and Global Biofuels Center present in partnership with FUEL magazine and Ethanol & Biofuels News a two-part series exploring the current state of the aviation biofuels industry and what’s ahead.

Session 1Setting the Stage 
•    The past, present and future for aviation biofuels
•    Challenges ahead
•    Achieving commercialization
•    Policies and incentives

Session 2Growing the Industry 
•    Biofuel producers
     o    what they need to provide
     o    progress they have made
     o    technical developments and challenges
     o    reaching commercialization
•    Airline buyers
     o    what they need from producers
     o    industry demands
     o    supply chain strategies

DUO 2011 - The Niobrara Shale: Early Results Show Promise

May 25 2011


Operators are working the Niobrara in several prospective basins in the region, with a good portion of the activity centered in the Denver-Julesburg Basin of northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. In this webinar, two public operators talk about their activities in the shale, and share what they have learned from their initial drilling efforts. There is still much to learn, and the Niobrara is early in the appraisal stage.

For PDC Energy, it has been encouraged by its horizontal program in the Niobrara. The company's second and third horizontal Niobrara wells in Wattenberg averaged a combined 1,004 barrels of oil equivalent per day in early production tests. This year, the operator is on pace to drill and complete eight to nine horizontal wells within Wattenberg Field and four to five horizontal wells in its Krieger area, located to the northeast.

Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. has drilled and completed three wells in the Colorado portion of the Niobrara play. To date, it has found the completion side more challenging than the drilling side. The role of natural fracturing, the use of seismic and microseismic data, and fracturing techniques are all factors important to success. Carrizo is also encouraged by its results to date, and plans to spend $40- to $45 million in the play this year to drill 10 to 12 wells.

DUO 2011 - Whiting And Oasis Delve Deep Into The Bakken And Three Forks Plays

May 24 2011


This webinar features a close look at the operations of two public companies active in the Bakken play, Whiting Petroleum and Oasis Petroleum. For Whiting, the play holds tremendous upside potential. It is currently active in six areas, with Sanish/Parshall Field being the most active at this time and the Lewis and Clark area being the star on the horizon. This year, the operator will spend $707 million in the Bakken/Three Forks play. The company has 176,000 gross acres in the Williston, and its wells have been among the top producers in the basin.

Oasis Petroleum Corp. went public in June 2010 with a laser-like focus on the Bakken and Three Forks. The company operates in two distinct areas of the Williston Basin. It focuses most of its attention on the West Williston, where it holds 190,000 acres in Williams and McKenzie counties in North Dakota, and Roosevelt and Richland counties in Montana.  It also holds 100,000 acres in the East Nesson. The company has been increasing its completion stages and seeing a proportionate increase in production and reserves.

DUO 2011 - The Mississippi Lime: The Midcontinent’s Newest Horizontal Oil Play

May 24 2011


The shallow, high-permeability, high-porosity, oil- and gas-liquids-rich Mississippi Lime lies beneath some 6.5 million acres in northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas, making 1,000-barrel IPs in early horizontal and multi-stage-frac tests. Two presenters talk about the geology, economics and upside potential of this exciting Midcontinent play.

Eagle Energy began compiling acreage in 2009 and spudded its first Mississippian well in 2010. By mid-2011, the company had drilled 24 Mississippi horizontals. Low drilling and service costs, high liquids content, existing infrastructure and strong recoverable reserve volumes make the play quite attractive. Eagle Energy's recent high-rate wells include the #1H-12 Sharp, which flowed 2,600 bbl. of oil equivalent per day, and the #1 Avard 1H-31, which made 1,900 bbl. of oil equivalent per day.

Vitruvian Exploration is another private independent active in the Mississippi Lime. It notes that the outstanding economics are also due to favorable lease terms, high-quality oil, readily available water and water disposal formations. Vitruvian holds 120,000 net acres in the area west of the Nemaha uplift and 80,000 acres east of the Nemaha uplift.

DUO 2011 - California’s Unconventional Oil Bounty: The Monterey And Kreyenhagen Shales

May 24 2011


Oil-rich California offers several intriguing resource plays, including the world-class Monterey and the Kreyenhagen shales. In this webinar, two independents share their results of work to date and their plans for the future in these oil-prone plays in the Golden State.

The San Joaquin Basin's Monterey and Kreyenhagen shales are the focus of Zodiac Exploration. The basin offers plenty of data, large resource targets, and excellent reservoir potential. Zodiac entered the basin in 2009 and has expanded its portfolio to 86,221 net acres. The company has been gathering data and delineating and derisking the Monterey and Kreyenhagen plays. Zodiac is currently delving into the data to rank and assess its primary prospects. Within one or two years, the company plans to drill between four and nine vertical and one to 10 horizontal wells.

Similarly, Denver-based Venoco Inc. has had its eye on California's unconventional potential. The company has a varying set of prospects all across the state, and has accumulated 200,000 acres prospective for the Monterey, 150,000 of which are onshore. Last year, Venoco drilled test wells across its position. It has drawn the conclusion that vertical wells are currently the most effective approach to exploiting the Monterey, and it is in the midst of a major Monterey effort.

Vitruvian Exploration is another private independent active in the Mississippi Lime. It notes that the outstanding economics are also due to favorable lease terms, high-quality oil, readily available water and water disposal formations. Vitruvian holds 120,000 net acres in the area west of the Nemaha uplift and 80,000 acres east of the Nemaha uplift.

DUO 2011 - Major Operators Hess And Continental Talk About The Bountiful Bakken

May 24 2011


In this webinar, two of the major operators in the fast-expanding Bakken play talk about their strategies and programs. Hess Corp. opened the Williston Basin in the 1950s, and it is continuing that tradition with an aggressive Bakken program. The company holds some 500,000 net acres in the play, and prides itself on a lean manufacturing approach and an advantaged infrastructure position.  The company is currently running an 18-rig program, and targets production of 40,000 barrels of oil per day from the play this year. With capabilities learned in the Bakken, Hess seeks to leverage those into other regions and ultimately build a global portfolio of unconventional resources.

Continental Resources has established one of the biggest and most successful positions in the Bakken shale. Today, Continental, which drilled the first commercially successful horizontal and fracture-stimulated Bakken well in 2004, in Divide County, is the top producer in the Williston Basin. Its production expanded by 34% in first-quarter 2011 compared with the year-ago period. The company currently has 308 producing wells with 24 rigs running over its 900,000-net-acre position.  It plans 151 net wells for 2011.

DUG 2011 - International Opportunities in Unconventional Resources

Apr 19 2011

The global scene for unconventional resources has great potential, but challenges will be amplified compared with the North American story. Four leading analysts provide an inside look at some of the world’s best opportunities for unconventional resource development. The international experience will not be the same as the North American experience for unconventional gas. Although in-place resources are tremendous, such factors as equipment availability, operational efficiency, and existing infrastructure that aided the vast growth of North American unconventional production will not be as favorable overseas. Add resource estimates, market dynamics and fiscal regimes to the mix, and the challenges are considerable. Learn the latest thinking on global development of resource plays.