The Hydrographic Society of America
Houston Chapter


Welcome to the events calendar page. Its intent is to provide dates and times for all of the society’s activities that may be of interest to you.

The Houston Chapter, generally meets on the second Tuesday of every month.    

Upcoming events

    • 24-Oct-2017
    • 6:15 PM
    • The Bull and Bear Tavern and Eatery, 11980 Westheimer Rd a, Houston, TX 77077

    The Hydrographic Society of America - Houston Chapter (THSOA-HC) would like to invite you to join us for our October Technical Meeting.

    Subject: Extreme Weather Forecasting - Hurricane Harvey

    Speakers:  Mike Arellano, Meteorologist -Weather Solutions Expert at Weather Decision Technologies Inc.

    Date: Tuesday October 24th, 2017

    Time: 6:15pm (social) -  7:00pm (speaker)

    Location: The Bull and Bear Tavern, 11980 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077

    Bio: Mike Arellano is Weather Decision Technologies’ (WDT) Weather Solution Expert for the marine and energy sectors.  In this role, his responsibilities include new business development, marketing, sales and implementation of meteorological support services. With a background in marine and tropical meteorology, he has over 25 years of experience in marine weather forecasting - - 15 years as a front-line operational forecaster.

    Mike’s previous experience includes Weather Research Center, ImpactWeather and StormGeo.  He has been with WDT since 2013.  In 1987, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology from the University of St. Thomas in Houston.  Originally from Annapolis, Md., Mike, his wife and two daughters resides in Houston.  


    There is no charge to attend this event, however all we ask is that you take the time to register online in order for us to give the event venue an accurate head count.


    If you would like to be a drink sponsor for this event please register online or contact the THSOA-HC Committee at



    • 14-Nov-2017
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza, 7611 Katy Freeway Houston, Texas 77024

    Title: Technological Advances in Efficiency and Lower Cost Solutions for Future Offshore Field Development


    A recent break even analysis issued by Wood Mackenzie indicates that technological developments in offshore drilling strategies and operations have resulted in an approximate 20 % reduction in the breakeven cost for operators (down to 50 $) (Wood Mackenzie, April 2017).  This trend is reflected in an approximate doubling of the Department of Interior Lease Sales in the Gulf of Mexico.  It is important to note that these advances have been accomplished in increasingly challenging conditions associated with deep water operations.  Improvements in 3-D seismic technologies with advanced velocity models have improved exploration and geohazard planning as well as reservoir management. Advances in subsurface Lidar technologies and image processing have greatly improved installation and management of underwater assets, as well as reducing survey acquisition time.  Expanding interest and improved organization in existing and planned environmental measurement systems (i.e. current, waves, tropical weather assessment, loop current monitoring) are advising front end engineering studies and are being incorporated in long term structural fatigue consideration.  Lessons learned from asset engineering design studies associated with reinvestment through Life Extension are being incorporated into planning for new field development.  These efforts at increased efficiency and lowering cost by the exploration and production industry in the Gulf of Mexico are now manifesting in improved outlook for the offshore industry.

    • 07-Dec-2017
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • TBD
    • 50

    The Hydrographic Society of America - Houston Chapter (THSOA-HC) is proud to host their Annual 2016 Holiday Party & Scholarship Presentation.


    Thursday, December 7th  2017




                   6:30pm - 7:30pm: Check-in & Networking (One Hour Hosted Bar)

                   7:45pm - 9:30pm: Dinner / Awards

                   9:30pm - 11:30pm: Mix, Mingle and Music


    $85 per person

    Event Details:

    For any questions or additional information, please contact Leighton Mauro or Jeremy Stuhr via email listed below:

    Jeremy Stuhr:

    Leighton Mauro:


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