Oil and Natural Gas - A SWRE Perspective

Let's reboot our event originally scheduled for last month in SF.

Our survey results seem to indicate there is a bit more interest in SBay for the time being... so let's plan on San Jose on Thursday, 21Nov at 7pm at NextSpace SJ.

Both meaty and non-meaty dinner choices will be available.

Topic: How Long Can Our Oil Really Last? -New Results On The Limited Yield of Hydrofracturing

Speaker: Bob Daniel

Then, we'll have a discussion regarding how to learn more about the best software tools/techniques from the Oil and Gas industry and apply that knowledge to the Renewable Energy industry. I'll have some thoughts and ideas prepped but it's always best if you have some thoughts to share there as well too.

See you soon!

About the speaker: Bob received his doctorate in Geophysics at Stanford University. His energy and database related work includes positions in the Geothermal Division of Unocal (now Chevron Unocal), and at Schlumberger, Inc. His software and project management work includes a position at Autodesk in San Rafael, and independent consulting. He is currently doing research on the world's energy and sustainability challenges and also stays up to date on the world of Agile.

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  • Tom H.

    PIG=good xfer of tech from oil to wine; really.
    Maybe useful in EE and thermal, not PV. I wonder about water utilities with a very large energy use?

    http://www.caenergyefficiencymodel.com/sonoma-wine-company-pigging-conserve-water-reduce-energy-use/?utm_source=Outbrain&utm_medium=content&utm_campaign=062513

    November 16, 2013

    • David M.

      Interesting... I hadn't heard of piping PIGs before. Where in the oil world were they used (before their move to the much better tasting world of wine)? I hear tar sands piping is a special challenge, maybe there?

      November 17, 2013

    • Tom H.

      James Bond 007 movie:)

      November 17, 2013

  • John S.

    The title of this SWRE put me on edge... I'm not sure if stealing software from a less than transparent industry, (to put it nicely), is a great idea... but if there are lessons and knowledge to be gained why not!

    November 15, 2013

    • David M.

      John, I suppose I meant it in the way of that Picasso and/or Steve Jobs quote: "Good artists copy, great artists steal". Stealing in the sense of sincerest form of flattery. The goal is to observe and strategize how we can best learn from and borrow from a better funded SW industry of Fossil Fuels. But I am glad you pointed out some potentially inflammatory words. We don't want that. Let me clean it up.

      1 · November 16, 2013

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