Houston 2019-12-04 SPEE Chapter Luncheon Meeting - Speaker: Travis Swanson

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Unconventional Approach to Well Spacing

Travis Swanson, Reservoir Engineer, W.D. Von Gonten & Co., will be speaking on  "Unconventional Approach to Well Spacing”.

When:  Tuesday, December 3, 2019 
Where: Petroleum Club - Aramco Room A
              1201 Louisiana Street
Luncheon starts:        11:30am. (A plated lunch will be served.)
Presentation begins: 12:00pm

Online Registration Cost:  A singular price of $35 per person will be collected for Members and/or $45 for Non-Members/Guests if paid by credit card in advance.  If paying at the door, an additional $10.00 surcharge will apply to walk-ins or late registration.

Please RSVP by Noon CST Monday, December 2, 2019


The criteria for well spacing decisions in the unconventional plays; particularly for the Permian and Eagle Ford, involves a multitude of variables and uncertainties.   So many uncertainties as such, the common resultant is a high-level statistical approach which drives the outcome of analogies and decisions.  W.D. Von Gonten will highlight our current understanding of relationships in layered media ranging from pore scale production drivers, well-to-well interactions, and how dynamic the well spacing considerations need to be framed from the context of a physics-based approach.   W.D. Von Gonten will highlight current lab testing and software developments that are underway in order to narrow the gap of uncertainties to improve development success in the unconventional arena.

Speaker Bio.: 

Travis is a Reservoir Engineer with W.D. Von Gonten & Co., a well-respected industry reservoir consulting firm with innovative laboratory characterization capabilities and expertise. Travis has experience and is responsible for projects in multiple basins including the Permian, Anadarko, Eagle Ford, Utica, Marcellus, and Powder River among other areas. Travis’s specific areas of interest include a multidiscipline approach to evaluating unconventional development potential across a variety of formations and regions. This involves advanced reservoir engineering techniques and geomechanical characterization to support development recommendations ultimately leading to improved productivity as well as overall project development optimization. Travis has been with W.D. Von Gonten & Co. since 2011.  Travis is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is a current member of the Houston Producers Forum. Travis earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering at Texas A & M University.

No refunds are available if advanced registration is made online. However, if you are unable to attend, you may send someone else in your place. They must bring a copy of this receipt with them.

Special Meal Request: The Petroleum Club is now charging SPEE for special meal requests if made the day of our meeting. If you have special dietary restrictions (allergies, religious, etc.), please email BK at bkspee@aol.com with your special meal request on or before the registration deadline and we will include your request when we guarantee our attendance number with the Petroleum Club. If you request a special meal after the registration deadline, there will be an additional $20.00 surcharge for your registration.

Menu: Chef Manual Salad, Tenderloin Medallions, Dessert Duo

For additional information, please contact:

Ed Butler
2019 Chairman SPEE Houston Chapter


For event registration issues, please contact:
Rhonda Gathers

December 3rd, 2019 11:30 AM   through   1:00 PM
1201 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77022
United States
Voicemail: (713) 659-1431
Member $ 35.00
Non-Member $ 45.00
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