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Fall 2021 Seminar Schedule

The J.L. “Corky” Frank ’58 Graduate Seminar Series is for graduate students in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, though other graduate students and visitors are welcome to attend.

Time: Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. on dates noted below.

Place:  RICH 101

August 31

Speaker: Dr. Jeff Spath - Head of Petroleum Engineering Department, Texas A&M University
Topic: The State of the Department

September 7

Speaker: Mr. Andy Cuthbert - Global Well Control Engineering and Technology Director - Boots & Coots, Halliburton
Topic: Capping Deep Water Wells

September 14

Speaker: Dr. Oliver C. Mullins - Schlumberger Fellow
Topic: Advanced Geochemistry

September 21

Speaker: Mr. Thomas Hinterseer (via ZOOM) - Managing Director-Director General, CEDEP (Global Executive Education)
Topic: The Danger of a Pure Compliance Culture

September 28

Speaker: Mr. Brad Robinson - Retired, formerly CTO Matador Resources
Topic: How to Build a Successful Career in Oil and Gas

October 5

Speaker: Dr. Dan Hill - Regents Professor, petroleum engineering department at Texas A&M University 
Topic: Carbonate Acidizing

October 12

Speaker: Mr. Tim Miller - Executive Director-Republic of Kazakhstan, Integrated Global Services
Topic: Case History of Tengiz Oil Field, Lessons Learned from an International Career

October 19

Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA

October 26

Speaker: Mr. John Sneider - President, Sneider Exploration, Inc.
Topic: Extending the Life of Old Oilfields

November 2

Speaker: Dr. Patrick Dobson - Geothermal Systems Program Lead and Staff Scientist in Earth & Environmental Sciences at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Topic: A Geothermal Overview

November 9

Speaker: Mr. George Voneiff - Professor of Practice, petroleum engineering department at Texas A&M University
Topic: Incorporating Disparate Datasets and Complex Solutions in Automated Workflows

November 16

Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA

November 30

Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA