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Wednesday, 10 April 0800–1200

Well Completions Session Keynote

Keynote Speaker: George King, Apache Petroleum

George King is a distinguished engineering advisor at Apache Petroleum. He was previously VP engineering at Rimrock Energy and a distinguished advisor at Amoco-BP. He attended the University of Tulsa and Oklahoma State University.





Keynote Luncheon

Keynote Speaker: Mark G. Papa, EOG Resources, Inc

Mark G. Papa is chairman and CEO of EOG Resources, Inc.
(EOG), one of the leading US independent exploration and
production companies.

Papa holds a petroleum engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh and
an MBA from the University of Houston. He is a member of SPE, TIPRO, USOGA,
and IPAA, and serves on the National Petroleum Council, Board of Visitors of the
University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering, Dean’s Executive Board of the
University of Houston School of Business, and as a board member of Oil States
International, Inc.



Formation Evaluation and Characterization Session Keynote

Keynote Speaker: Erdal Ozkan, Colorado School of Mines

Erdal Ozkan is a professor of petroleum engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. He has BS and MS degrees from Istanbul Technical University and a PhD from the University of Tulsa, all in petroleum engineering.




Thursday, 11 April 0800–1200

Reservoir Engineering and Reservoir Management Session Keynote

Keynote Speaker: Tracy Heckman, Anadarko Petroleum

Tracy Heckman is corporate reserves manager for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation where his primary responsibility is to oversee preparation of the company’s reserves and resources estimates. He has a BS degree in natural gas engineering from Texas A&M University and has been an SPE member for more than 26 years.




Friday, 12 April 0800–1200

Emerging Technologies: Inventing the Future Session Keynote

Keynote Speaker: George Moridis, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

George Moridis is a scientist in the earth sciences division of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. He has MS and PhD degrees from Texas A&M University, and BS and ME degrees from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.