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February in the US? Hooray

Palo Alto and LSU.

sunny 18 °F
View OKC Jan 2015 on fracmeister's travel map.

February starts with the Hydraulic Fracturing Conference in the Woodlands. One of my good friends and heroes Professor Heber Cinco-Ley was honored as one of the Legends of Hydraulic Fracturing.


The meeting had nearly 2,000 participants and was very successful. While there I was interviewed by the local paper and quoted several times.


Then off to the Bay areas and back to Stanford University. I participated in a Natural Gas conference featuring a dinner with George Schultz and speakers including former Secretary of State Condie Rice.

I joined in with SPE President Helge Haldorsen and former President Ganesh Thakur for a Gulf Coast breakfast meeting with multiple SPE Presidents from the Gulf Coast section. Of course Helge now lives in Mexico but is here often.

I also gave an address during NAPE to the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. Another highlight was the trip to Baton Rouge to visit with faculty, tour the campus and speak to an enthusiastic crowd of LSU petroleum engineering students. I toured many of their labs including the very impressive drilling lab.

We had a good turnout and Baker Hughes paid for some pizza.

The next SPE meeting was the Reservoir Simulation conference where I gave a brief set of remarks. It was great to see many old friends there. Reservoir simulation was a big part of my professional career.

The San Francisco trip is not really SPE miles so I am not adding miles during this entry. Baton Rouge trip 580 miles. SPE travel to date 92,640 miles.

Since I was home I had a chance to barbecue a lot. You can of course read about my barbecue at This site Here is apicture of me caramelizing the glaze on some ribs.

My Baker Hughes reservoir blogis here.

Countries to date (my counting rule is basically that I spent the night there with some sort of SPE content...not just went through the airport like New Zealand or Panama): 14
Czech Republic
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Operas this month = 1 (The Magic Flute in Houston). Operas to date = 7

Posted by fracmeister 12:52 Archived in USA Tagged bbq alto palo spe stanford lsu

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