New and Emerging Technologies for the Oil & Gas Production of Shale
Recorded on August 20, 2013 (90 minutes)

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The increasing demand for production of oil and gas from shale has led for the need to develop new technologies to enhance production and to protect the environment.  For this special SPE Webinar event, three industry-leading experts will be presenting the need for and the application of new and emerging technologies for the economic and environmentally-compatible development of shale.

The format for this special webinar is for each expert to make a 15-20-minute presentation to be followed by a five to ten minute Q&A session on that particular presentation.  After the three speakers have finished, the audience will be invited to ask questions of any or all of the speakers.

Stephen A. Holditch

Mr. Holditch, SPE, retired from the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University in January 2013, and is currently a Professor Emeritus. Holditch led the department from January 2004 to January 2012.  Holditch served as SPE president during 2002 and is an Honorary Member and Distinguished Member of SPE. He has earned numerous SPE awards, including the Anthony B. Lucas Award, Lester C. Uren Award, and Distinguished Service Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty. He earned BS, MS, and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M.


George Moridis

Mr. Moridis has been a Staff Scientist in the Earth Sciences Division of LBNL since 1991, where he is the Deputy Program Lead for Energy Resources.  He is in charge of the LBNL research programs on hydrates and tight/shale gas, and leads the development of the new generation of LBNL simulation codes.

Moridis is a visiting professor in the Petroleum Engineering Dept. at Texas A&M University, and in the Guangzhou Center for Gas Hydrate Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; he is also an adjunct professor in the Chemical Engineering Dept. at the Colorado School of Mines, and in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Dept. of the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He holds MS and PhD degrees from Texas A&M University and BS and ME degrees in chemical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

Moridis is the author or coauthor of over 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals, more than 180 LBNL reports, paper presentations and book articles, and three patents. He was a SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) Distinguished Lecturer for 2009–10, and was elected a SPE Distinguished Member in 2010.  He is the recipient of a 2011 Secretarial Honor Award of the U.S. Department of Energy. He is on the editorial board of three journals, an Associate Editor of four scientific journals, and a reviewer for 26 scientific publications.

George E. King

Mr. King is a 47-year veteran of oil and gas research and operations and is Apache Corporation’s Distinguished Engineering Advisor. He is a registered professional engineer and is currently involved in multiple areas of new technologies in the areas of surface modification chemistry, shale fracturing, artificial lift and completions.

King holds BS degrees in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Petroleum Engineering. He is a 37-year member of SPE, and also has membership in AAPG and NACE. He has authored over 65 papers and has received the 2004 SPE Production Operations Award and the 2012 Engineer of the year award from the Houston region of the Society of Professional Engineers. He has been a SPE Distinguished Lecturer, on the SPE Distinguished Lecturer Committee from 2003-09 and is a SPE Continuing Education Teacher in shale technology.