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  • 04 Mar 2015 7:45 PM | Anonymous



     
    Request from
    the Chair


    Dear Members & Guests,

    IOGP is holding their meeting in Dublin on April 23rd and 24th. I am hoping some of our members will be attending this conference. APSG has been invited to present a short update on our activities. This will be a good opportunity to let people know about our organization. If any of our members are attending this meeting and would like to represent APSG and present a short power point presentation, please contact me. If no volunteers are available, IOGP will do the presentation on our behalf.

     

     

    Thanks for your continued support

     

    Ashok Wadwani

    Chair-APSG

    afdsaw@aol.com

    281 579 0492



  • 16 Feb 2015 4:37 PM | Anonymous

     
    APSG Central Chapter Spring Meeting 2015


    Dear Members & Guests,

    US Central Chapter Spring meeting is almost here and we are getting ready for the event. The meeting will be held on April 7, 2015 a day before the ESRI PUG meeting. The location will be at BP, Westlake Park Blvd Complex in Houston. 

     

    The theme for our meeting is "Advances in Geo Spatial Technologies - Whats New?" Several members have requested presentations on how the new disruptive technologies ie UAV/ LIDAR etc. are impacting the Geo Spatial applications and we are inviting interested members and guests to submit a short abstract for presentation at the upcoming Spring meeting. These are just few suggested topics but you are welcome to submit papers with other related technologies applicable to Oil and Gas industry. Other topics can be GLONASS , Mobile applications, Data management,  etc.  Case studies will be preferred. Vendors are welcome to submit abstracts as long as the papers are jointly presented by a user. Please send abstracts to me at the email address shown below. Deadline to submit abstracts is March 7, 2015

     

    We are also looking for sponsors for our meeting and if you are interested, please contact myself and I will be happy to share the details.

     

     

    Thanks

     

     

    Ashok Wadwani

    Chair APSG Central

    281 579 0492

     

    afdsaw@aol.com

     
     



  • 09 Jan 2015 11:21 AM | Anonymous
     
       
     
     
    In Remembrance of Jerry Hubbard       January 9, 2015  
     

    On behalf of the APSG Committee we would like to inform you of the passing of our Dear Friend and Colleague Jerry Hubbard


    Dear APSG Family,
                                                                                    

    Jerry Hubbard, President of Energistics, who was a great supporter of our efforts and instrumental in getting OMG associated with the work of the Standards Leadership Council, which he founded and co-chaired, suddenly died at home on January 1, 2015. He had been recovering from cancer surgery and some as-yet unspecified complication is suspected -- although no details are available.

    Those who knew him will remember his dedication, experience, intelligence, leadership and humor. He did great things to organize the O&G standards community and create a vision for convergent efforts. Please have a thought for his family at this difficult time.


    Jerry was a key contact for us, and a person who could enable our moving our message out amongst standards organizations – Jerry’s leading the Standards Leadership Council has taken standards correlation and coordination to a new level since its inception… "

     

    Sincerely,

    Ashok Wadwani
    APSG Central Chapter Chair 2014-2015 

    Association of Petroleum Surveying and Geomatics                              

    W: www.apsg.info                                     
    M: +1 281 300 8304
    E: afdsaw@aol.com

  • 23 Dec 2014 11:54 AM | Anonymous
       
     

    APSG Members,

                                                                      

    The APSG US West Chapter Winter Meeting still has openings for presentations. Submit an abstract and share your oil, gas, pipeline, right of way or survey story with your peers:


    • Unmanned Aerial Systems
    • Global Navigation Survey System (GNSS)
    • Local Reference Networks
    • Geomatics
    • Well Surveys
    • Pipeline Surveys
    • Right of Way Surveys
    • Asset Management Systems
    • A problem solved
    • A workflow made easier
    • A benefit realized


    Details for the US West Chapter Winter Meeting

    WHEN: January 29th, 2015

    WHERE: 
    Anadarko Petroleum
    1099 18th Street
    (Granite Tower Building Corner of 18th & Curtis St.)

    7th Floor Conference Room (Room #7080-A)

    Denver, Colorado, 80202-1918

     

     
                   

    Best Regards,
    Jayson Teno
    2014-2015 APSG US West Chapter Chair
    Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics
    W:
    www.apsg.info
    O: +1 303-468-2763
    E: jayson.teno@ensercaeng.com 

     

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  • 10 Nov 2014 11:13 AM | Anonymous
       
     

     APSG Members,

    The APSG is sponsoring the Student Poster Contest at Texas A&M GIS Day 2014. Please see information below and click on the link for more information:

                                                                           

    Join Texas A&M University in the worldwide celebration of GIS Day, the annual salute to geospatial technology and its power to helps students, faculty and industry to educate, innovate and collaborate.

     

    CLICK HERE FOR EVENT DETAILS 

     

     
                   
                           

     

    Best Regards,

    Ashok Wadwani
    2014-2015 APSG US Central Chapter Chair
    Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics
    W:
    www.apsg.info
    O: +1 281-579-0492
    M: +1 281-300-8304
    E: afdsaw@aol.com

     

  • 27 Oct 2014 5:16 PM | Anonymous
       
     

     Register Now for the  APSG32 Central Chapter Fall Meeting

    MEETING LOCATION:

    NOVEMBER 6th, 2014
    8:00am-4:00pm
    Greenway Plaza Conference Center, C120
    Houston, Texas, 77046
    Conference Room in the Shops (Shops at Greenway Plaza, on the Concourse Level between Three and Four Greenway Plaza).

    IMPORTANT: Buffalo Speedway at Hwy 59 right at Greenway Plaza will be under construction for the next month.  This will greatly affect traffic into and out of Greenway Plaza and the APSG meeting.  If possible, avoid exiting Buffalo Speedway and use Weslyan or Kirby to Richmond avenue and enter the back way into Greenway Plaza. 


    SOCIAL LOCATION:
    Velvet Melvin
    3303 Richmond Ave,
    Houston, TX, 77098
    *Social to follow Fall Meeting Program at 4:30pm


    For more information or to register 
    CLICK HERE                                                       

     
     

    APSG Central Chapter Fall Meeting Talks

     
     
    Steve Mullin, Gyrodata -
    Well bore measurement system, instruments, tolerances
     
    John Connor, Ensoco-
    Well Audit and Surface Location Methods in Support of EOR
     
     John Wright, Wild Well-
    The Effects of Borehole Position Uncertainty on Relief Well Design and Execution
     
    John Kelly, Hydro Projects-
    To Engineers, they are Minor and Irrelevant Corrections, to Surveyors they are Best Practices
                                                                          
    Keith Vickery, Zupt-
    Back to the Future - Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) for Precise Well Bore Surveys
     
    Madelyn Bell, Retired-
    Silos are for Grain - Not for Knowledge
     
    Darren Aklestad, Schlumberger-
    Bore Hole Positioning - Industry "Standards" - "Where we are and Where we are Going"
     
     

    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:


                 

     




                                                                                         
                                               
     
    ATTENTION: SPONSORS NEEDED!!!!

    We are still looking for sponsors for the facility, breakfast, lunch, snacks, and the social. If you are interested in sponsoring the event  you can make a donation directly by
    CLICKING HERE or you can mail payment to the attention of Robert Edwards:

    APSG
    P.O. Box 7504
    Houston, Texas, 77270
    *Please make checks payable to APSG
     
    *If mailing a check - please email jackiep@santosinc.com so we can confirm receipt.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Best Regards,

    Jackie Portsmouth
    2013-2014 APSG US Central Chapter Chair
    Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics
    W:
    www.apsg.info
    O: +1 214-389-7058
    M: +1 972-854-1625
    E:
    jackiep@santosinc.com

     

  • 30 Sep 2014 12:51 PM | Anonymous
       
     

     Register Now for the  APSG32 Central Chapter Fall Meeting

    NOVEMBER 6th, 2014
    8:00am-4:00pm
    Greenway Plaza Conference Center, C120
    Houston, Texas, 77046
    Conference Room in the Shops (Shops at Greenway Plaza, on the Concourse Level between Three and Four Greenway Plaza).

    Social Location TBD

    For more information or to register 
    CLICK HERE                                 
     
     

    APSG Central Chapter Fall Meeting Topics

     
     
     Why this stuff matters to our business
     
     Providing well location data: challenges & solutions
     
     Data integrity considerations of domestic well location data
     
    Well bore positions, what could go wrong
                                                                          
     Well bore positioning measurement systems and calculation methods
     
    Database management of surface and well bore positioning data
     
     Industry standards now and under development
     
     

    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:


                 

     




                                                                 
                                
     
    We are still looking for sponsors for the facility, breakfast, lunch, snacks, and the social. If you are interested in sponsoring the event  you can make a donation directly by CLICKING HERE or you can mail payment to the attention of Robert Edwards:

    APSG
    P.O. Box 7504
    Houston, Texas, 77270
    *Please make checks payable to APSG
     
    *If mailing a check - please email jackiep@santosinc.com so we can confirm receipt.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Best Regards,

    Jackie Portsmouth
    2013-2014 APSG US Central Chapter Chair
    Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics
    W:
    www.apsg.info
    O: +1 214-389-7058
    M: +1 972-854-1625
    E:
    jackiep@santosinc.com

     

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  • 17 Sep 2014 7:56 PM | Anonymous
     
    Volunteers Needed for the APSG Booth at the Houston Area GIS Days
     
     
     
     
    Houston Area GIS Days
    September 17, 2014
     
     
     
    Houston Area GIS Days - We need your help! 
       

    APSG is one of the sponsors of the upcoming Houston Area GIS days to be held on November 19th and 21st. The November 19th activities are for GIS professionals and the 21st activities are for students. We are looking for volunteers for managing our booth and making a presentation on any GEOSPATIAL TOPIC which may be of interest to the attendees (from city and industry) at:

     

    1. November 19th professional day to be held at City of Houston office downtown on Walker Street

    2. November 21st student day to be held at Texas Southern University -managing the booth only.

     

    APSG will also be participating in the TEXAS A&M University GIS day on November 19th.

     

    If you are interested in attending and helping out, please contact Samantha, Samantha.Murray@petrosys-usa.com  
  • 13 Aug 2014 4:02 PM | Anonymous
    Save the Date for the APSG32 Fall Meeting
       
     

     Save the Date for the  APSG32 Central Chapter Fall Meeting

    NOVEMBER 6th, 2014
    8:00am-4:00pm
    Location and Social Details to Follow

                                       

     
     

    APSG Central Chapter Fall Meeting Topics

     
     
     Why this stuff matters to our business
     
     Providing well location data: challenges & solutions
     
     Data integrity considerations of domestic well location data
     
    Well bore positions, what could go wrong
                                                                          
     Well bore positioning measurement systems and calculation methods
     
    Database management of surface and well bore positioning data
     
     Industry standards now and under development
     
     
    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR:

                 

     

                 
                                
     
    We are still looking for sponsors for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and the social. If you are interested in sponsoring the event  you can make a donation directly by CLICKING HERE or you can mail payment to the attention of Robert Edwards:

     APSG
    P.O. Box 7504
    Houston, Texas, 77270
    *Please make checks payable to APSG
     

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Best Regards,

    Jackie Portsmouth
    2013-2014 APSG US Central Chapter Chair
    Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics
    W:
    www.apsg.info
    O: +1 214-389-7058
    M: +1 972-854-1624
    E: jackiep@santosinc.com

     

  • 14 Jul 2014 9:31 AM | Anonymous
     
    Please see the email below from the Society for Underwater Technology:

    Join the SUT Learning Breakfast which includes an International Webinar!

     
     
     
    Please 
    Thursday, July 24, 2014
    "New Technologies for Detecting Deepwater Gas Bubbles from Natural Seeps, Leaky Pipes, and Induced Fractures"
    Presented by: Dan McConnell, Fugro
     


     

    Join the SUT Learning Breakfast which includes an International Webinar!

    "New Technologies for Detecting Deepwater Gas Bubbles from Natural Seeps, Leaky Pipes, and Induced Fractures"

    Presented by: Dan McConnell, Fugro
     
    Fugro, 6100 Hillcroft, Houston  77081 ; Room 100

    REGISTER HERE!

    Thursday, July 24th
    7:00 a.m. breakfast / check in
    7:30 a.m. Presentation and webinar begins
    Inludes a 45 minute presentation and 15 minute Q & A.

    NOTE:  Webinar Available!
    You will be contacted by  Lori Smith, SUT Administrator
    (via the e-mail you provided us on your registration)

     on webinar log in guidelines 

    Tuesday, July 22nd

    Webinar guests can type questions during the webinar through GoToWebinar chat

    which will be addressed during the last 15 minutes of the presentation.


    "Walk ups" the day of the breakfast will be charged $50.00 and only available if space permits.

    Apologies for any inconvenience.



     


    Abstract:
    There is a remarkable resurgence underway in the use of geochemical surveys in the marine petroleum exploration industry. This resurgence has been driven by a confluence of: advances in and application of acoustic survey technology; the advent of the “digital bubble”; and market drivers that are pushing for smarter and less expensive exploration decisions in deep water. Applications of related sonar technology are also now being used for engineering and environmental monitoring of deepwater facilities and seabed conditions at developed fields.

    For almost 15 years, a few scientists have been helping innovative, early-adopter, oil companies use seafloor seep detection and precision sampling techniques to find and take geochemical samples at seeps to improve their exploration success. Now, multibeam echosounder (MBES) technology developed by the defense industry is rapidly being adopted to greatly improve the reliability and utility of these smart geochemical surveys.

    A recent step-change improvement in MBES technology is the vastly enhanced ability to image streams of gas bubbles in the water column, and hence improve seafloor seep detection.  Echosounder technology had always been able to image gas bubbles, but as the data moved from paper records to digital processing and interpretation, choices made to address data processing and storage limitations resulted in data reductions that no longer included water column data.  The new multibeam technology and processing choices have reintroduced water column bubble detection (WCBD), now in the form of a “digital bubble”, to the interpreter’s toolbox. 

    Today, market forces are driving the need to reduce costs for deep water exploration. Exploration teams are realizing that smart geochemical surveys can help guide where to shoot expensive 3D surveys.  Others are taking the bubble-detection ability further and want to use remotely-operated vehicles and robot submarines to directly sample and analyze the natural seeps.

    The inexpensive bubble-detection technology is now also being used to help: define baseline environmental conditions before field development commences; monitor deepwater developments for gas leaks in infrastructure; and identify and characterize induced leaks and other changes in seafloor conditions resulting from production activities. Improved application of this technology will be part of operators’ regular production field monitoring, maintenance, and environmental stewardship programs going forward.

     

     

    BIO:
    Dan McConnell began his geoscience career with Scott-Pickford, a British geoscience consulting group. He began to focus on marine geology and geophysics when he joined Fugro-McClelland Marine Geosciences in Houston in 1997.   There, he interpreted offshore 3D seismic data, high-resolution survey, geochemical, and geotechnical data in support of offshore engineering and drilling operations.   Dan left Fugro in 2003 to start a Houston-based geohazard consulting group at AOA Geophysics, which would augment their seafloor mapping and seep survey business.  Dan returned to Fugro in 2011 when AOA Geophysics was acquired and integrated with Fugro’s offshore consulting group. For a brief time, Dan managed Fugro’s Houston-based offshore consulting business.  He now works on aligning and integrating Fugro’s service offerings across the Americas.

    Dan has written numerous articles about deepwater site conditions. His main contribution has been the identification and quantification of gas hydrate deposits from seismic data that culminated with the landmark Chevron- US Department of Energy drilling expedition in the Gulf of Mexico in 2009. Dan holds two degrees, History and Geology, from the University of Texas at Austin.

     

     

    About SUT:
    This multi-disciplinary learned society brings together organizations and individuals with  common interests in underwater technology, ocean science and offshore engineering. The SUT was founded in 1966 in London and has members from more than 40 countries including engineers, scientists, other professionals and students working in these areas.


    The SUT was founded to promote the further understanding of the underwater environment  to encourage cross fertilization and dissemination of ideas, experience and information between workers in academic research, applied research and technology, industry and government development of techniques and tools to explore and study oceans, proper economic and sociological use of our resources in and beneath the oceans, further education of scientists and technologists to maintain high standards in marine science and technology.

    Regards,
                                   
    Jackie Portsmouth
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    013-2014 APSG Houston Chapter Chair
    Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics                                

    W: www.apsg.info
    O: +1 214 389 7058
    M: +1 972 854 1625
    E: jackiep@santosinc.com
                                                                 

     
     
     
     
         
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