The Externship Program is a way for the Petroleum Engineering Department to give valuable experience to students unable to secure industry internships. The five week program offers students the chance to work with industry-provided data-sets, train on software, make field visits and gain additional experience in other areas.
Thank you to all of our sponsors for helping make Externship Summer 2017 a success
Summer 2018 Registration Coming Soon!
Hydraulic Fracture Design in Unconventional Reservoirs
Students focused on designing hydraulic fracturing treatments in unconventional reservoir systems, specifically shale reservoirs. Commercial software packages were used including GOHFER for fracture treatment design and Predict-K for conductivity measurements and analytical reservoir simulation.
Instructor: Jennifer Miskimins & Mansur Ermila
Production Data Analysis and Reserve Estimation
Students applied diverse methodologies for the analysis of production data for the estimation of reserves in unconventional petroleum reservoirs. The estimation of reserves were performed applying conventional and alternative decline curve analysis models using a model based rate transient analysis methodology to selected wells.
Instructor: Luis Zerpa
Reservoir and Production Data Analytics
Students reviewed key production indicators for reservoir surveillance of large data sets, analyzed data quality and prepared data for engineering evaluation. Students built analytic, descriptive and predictive models that linked production equipment to reservoir performance and learned how to assess and validate models with field data.
Instructor: Elio Dean & Rosmer Brito
PE Distinguished Lecture Series
If you are interested in joining the PE Distinguished Lecture Series, please contact Jorge Sampaio for more information.
September 8, 2017
Amos Nur, Stanford University
Challenging Problems at the Intersection of Ricj Physics, Rock Mechanics and Tectonics
September 22, 2017
Yu-Shu Wu, Jorge Sampaio, Xiaolong Yin & Manika Prasad, Colorado School of Mines
Lunch and Learn with Faculty Part 1
October 6, 2017
Using Seismic Data to Constrain Natural Fracture Models for Flow Simulation
October 27, 2017
John Brantley, IBM
Using Artificial Intelligence at the Enercom
November 3, 2017
David Greaves, Exxon Mobil Corporation
Practical Facilities & Pipelines Troubleshooting: How to Think Smarter on Day one in the Oilfield
November 17, 2017
Export Dependence: Why US Gas Producers are now Captive to Foreign Demand
January 19, 2018
Will Fleckenstein, CSM
SPE Distinguished Lecture: Shale Development – Does Cheap Energy Really Mean Flaming Tap Water?
February 2, 2018
Anthony Kovscek, Stanford University
Imaging-Based Characterization of Gas Transport & Storage and CO2-Enhanced Recovery Effectiveness in Shale
February 16, 2018
Zoya Heidari, University of Texas at Austin
Multi-Scale Formation Evaluation of Unconventional Reservoirs
March 2, 2018
Akhil Datta-Gupta, Texas A&M University
Fast Marching Methods: A New Paradigm for Modeling Unconventional Reservoirs
March 16, 2018
Kamini Singha, CSM Professor, Associate Department Head, Geology and Geological Engineering
A Tale of Two Porosities: Exploring Why Contaminant Transport Doesn’t Always Behave the Way It Should
April 6, 2018
Tzahi Cathi, CSM Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering, AQWATEC Director, Chair, Mines’ Research Council
April 20, 2018
Seminar Series academic year closing social and recap.
Chevron Short Course Series
The Chevron Short Course Series was established by a generous contribution from Chevron to improve the job prospects of our graduating seniors. These courses are generally 1-2 days in length, starting on Fridays. At the moment they are only available for PE Seniors.
Please see a listing below of the sessions offered in AY 2017-2018.
To sign up or find out more information, please contact Rachel McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org
GOHFER 3D Hydraulic Fracture Simulator Introduction
September 29-30, 2017
Presented by Dr. Bob Barree, Barree & Associates
Function: Integrating petroleum reservoir and completion engineering with geology, geophysics and drilling
Trouble Free Drilling
Presented by Mr. John Mitchell
Function: Drilling Engineering
Decline Curve Analysis
Presented by Value Navigator Representative
Function: Reservoir Engineering
Presented by James Stanton
Presented by Blue River Analytics Representative
Function: Computer Application of Petroleum Engineering