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SPE General Meeting

January 15, 2015 General Section Meeting

Topic:  What Makes an Oil Well Tick?

Speaker:     Andrew Seto, California Resources Corporation

Date:          Thursday, January 15, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

Location:    The Petroleum Club, 12th Floor, 5060 California Avenue, Bakersfield

Cost:          With online payment or RSVP: $25 members, $30 non-members

Walk-ins: $30 members, $35 non-members

Reservations:  RSVP by Tuesday morning January 13th, using one of the three options:

Using the corresponding link below to pay online using your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or PayPal account:

PayPal Link for SPE Members - $25

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Call (661) 665-5449

Walk-ins and attendees with email/phone RSVP must pay by cash at the door.  Credit cards accepted at the door.  RSVP no shows may be billed.


In the reservoir management of oil fields, reservoir engineers often need to provide rate estimates for the economic evaluation of infill producer and/or well stimulation/conversion programs.  In the case of acquisition, quick and realistic estimates of potential upsides in incremental oil production volume and reserves are critical in the multi-million, or multi–billion -dollar decision making process.

This presentation will describe the basic reservoir parameters that affect oil production rates, and how to estimate ultimate oil recovery factors from improved oil recovery schemes (i.e. waterflood, miscible gas flood etc.).


Andrew is currently the Chief Reservoir Engineer for Central Valley Operations at California Resources Corporation.  He has over 30 years of experience in reservoir characterization, modeling, evaluation, planning and management of oil and gas properties.  Andrew has worked for major oil and gas companies, including Imperial Oil (ExxonMobil affiliate), Husky Energy, Penn West Exploration, in various specialist and management capacities.   He was instrumental in the success of many EOR projects involving thermal oil recovery, hydrocarbon miscible flood, CO2 flood, chemical flood, and tight oil resource development, in Canada, U.S.A., New Zealand, China, India, Albania and the Middle East.  He holds a B.Sc. degree and a M.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering, both from the University of Alberta.





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