2014 Technical Program

The peer-reviewed scientific program for the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference will follow these 11 themes selected by a multidisciplinary technical program committee.

Theme 1: Regional Case Studies

Monday Afternoon Oral

Theme 2: Multi-Discipline Data Integration I

Room 401/402/403/404

Co-Chairs: R. Pearson and D. N. Valleau

  • 1:45 Introductory Remarks
  • 1:50 Petrophysical and Geochemical Evaluation of an Avalon Shale Horizontal Well in the Delaware Basin: K. Schwartz1, G. Muscio1, P. Nester1, I. Easow2, M. Javalagi2 (1. Chevron; 2. Schlumberger)
  • 2:15 Toward Understanding Over-Pressure in a Basin with Burial and Uplift: Preliminary Results of a Study Measuring Under-Compaction With DT Logs: P. E. Devine (WPX Energy)
  • 2:40 Design, Execution and Evaluation of a Holistic Data Acquisition Program for Utica Shale: B. Can, C. Gilbert, L. Leal, S. Hirsch, J. Rosenzweig, H. Nathan, S. Rudolph, S. McManus, J. Vines, N. Smith, M. Honarpour, N. Nagarajan, D. Xia (Hess Corporation)
  • 3:05 Refreshment Break
  • 3:45 3-D Integrated Workflow for Understanding the Fracture Interference and it's Impact Into the Gas Production of the Woodford Shale:  E. Peza1, E. Kvale1, R. Hand1, W. Harper1, R. Jayakumar1 , D. Wood1, E. Wigger2, B. Dean2, Z. Al-Jalal2, S. Ganpule(1. Devon Energy; 2. Schlumberger)
  • 4:10 MaxG and MaxBHT Basin Temperature Modelling Using Bottom Hole Temperature Datasets: I. Deighton, E. Tibocha, P. Dotsey (TGS)
  • 4:35 Impact of Petroleum—Expulsion Fractures on Productivity of the Bakken Shales: A Geological Interpretation of Pressure Transient Behaviors: M. Al Duhailan, S. Sonnenberg (Colorado School of Mines)
  • 5:00 Geomodeling in a Development Play—An Example From the Bakken Shale: B. Melton, M. Kelley, N. Fishman (Hess Corporation)

Theme 3: Imaging Unconventional Reservoir Pore Systems

Room 201/203

Co-Chairs: T. Olson and M. Honarpour

  • 1:45 Introductory Remarks
  • 1:50 Micro-CT Analysis of Pores and Organics in Unconventionals Using Novel Contrast Strategies: A. Fogden, T. McKay, M. Turner, R. Marathe, T. Senden (Australian National University)
  • 2:15 Integrated Petrophysical Properties and Multi-Scaled SEM Microstructural Characterization: E. T. Goergen1, M. Curtis2, J. Jernigen2, C. Sondergeld2, C. Rai2 (1. FEI; 2. University of Oklahoma)
  • 2:40 Mapping of Organic Matter Distribution in Shales on the Centimeter Scale With Nanometer Resolution: M. Curtis1, E. T. Goergen2, J. Jernigen1, C. Sondergeld1, C. Rai1 (1. University of Oklahoma; 2. FEI Company)
  • 3:05 Refreshment Break
  • 3:45 Imaging-Based Characterization of Calcite-Filled Fractures and Porosity in Shales: B. Vega, C. M. Ross, A. Kovscek (Stanford University)
  • 4:10 Boquillas Eagle Ford Formation Pore Evolution Results From Laboratory Heating Experiments: L. Ko, T. Zhang, R. G. Loucks, S. C. Ruppel (The University of Texas at Austin)
  • 4:35 Pore Systems of the B-Chalk Zone in the Niobrara Formation, Denver-Julesburg Basin, Colorado: J. Michaels, D. A. Budd (University of Colorado)
  • 5:00 Nano- to Microscale Pore Characterization of the Utica Shale: A. M. Swift1, J. Sheets1, D. R. Cole1, L. M. Anovitz4, S. A. Welch1, X. Gu5, D. F. Mildner3, S. J. Chipera2 (1. The Ohio State University; 2. Chesapeake Energy Corporation; 3. NIST Center for Neutron Research; 4. Oak Ridge National Laboratory; 5. Pennsylvania State University)

Theme 5: Completion Techniques

Four Seasons 2 & 3

Co-Chairs: J. Miskimins and J. Wallace

  • 1:45 Introductory Remarks
  • 1:50 Second Generation Testing of Cased Uncemented Multi-Fractured Horizontal Well Technology in the Horn River: S. Merkle, J. Lehmann*, J. Pyecroft (Nexen Energy ULC)
  • 2:15 Horizontal Shale Gas Well Frac'ing Unplugged!: J. Lehmann, D. Bearinger, J. Pyecroft, D. Meeks, P. Chernik (Nexen Energy ULC)
  • 2:40 Extending the Application of Foam Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids: J. J. McAndrew1, R. Fan1, M. Sharma2, L. Ribeiro2 (1. Air Liquide; 2. University of Texas)
  • 3:05 Refreshment Break
  • 3:45 Optimized Production in the Bakken Shale: South Antelope Case Study: D. R. West1, J. D. Harkrider*1, M. Barham2, M. R. Besler3, K. D. Mahrer1 (1. SigmaCubed; 2. Helis Oil & Gas; 3. FRACN8R Consulting LLC)
  • 4:10 Examining Innovative Techniques for Matrix Acidizing in Tight Carbonate Formations to Minimize Damage to Equipment and Environment: F. Markey1, T. Betz1, J. Gutaples1, D. Ackwith2, K. Taylor2, R. Barati*1 (1. The University of Kansas; 2. Earthborn Clean Products)
  • 4:35 Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation Optimization in Multi-Stage Horizontal Glauconitic Oil Completions, Central Alberta: M. Reynolds1, B. Pollock2 (1. Ferus Inc; 2. Ravenwood Energy Corp.)
  • 5:00 A CFD Validation of Historical Production Studies Comparing Plug-and Perf to Openhole Sleeve Completion Methods in Horizontal Multi-Stage Fractured Wells: V. Theppornprapakorn, S. Dunn-Norman* (Missouri University of Science and Technology)

Theme 5: Microseismic Fracture Mapping

Room 205/207

Co-Chairs: S. Maxwell and N. Warpinski

  • 1:45 Introductory Remarks
  • 1:50 Completions Evaluation in the Eagle Ford Shale: C. W. Neuhaus (MicroSeismic, Inc.)
  • 2:15 The Characterization of Fracture Mechanisms Using a Combination of Surface Microseismic Imaging, Microdeformation Modeling and Downhole Microseismic Mapping: An Examination of the Value of Moment Tensor Migration Imaging: R. Velasco, K. Chambers, S. A. Wilson (Pinnacle - A Halliburton Service)
  • 2:40 Source Mechanism Characterization of Microseismic Data at Pouce Coupe Field, Alberta, Canada: M. J. Lee1, S. Maxwell2, T. L. Davis1 (1. Colorado School of Mines; 2. Schlumberger)
  • 3:05 Refreshment Break
  • 3:45 Integrating Fracture Diagnostics for Improved Microseismic Interpretation and Simulation Modeling: N. Warpinski, M. Mayerhofer, E. Davis, E. Holley (Halliburton)
  • 4:10 Passive Seismic Monitoring and Integrated Geomechanical Analysis of a Tight-Sand Reservoir During Hydraulic-Fracture Treatment, Flowback and Production: D. Eaton1, M. van der Baan2, L. Matthews3, E. Caffagni1 (1. University of Calgary; 2. University of Alberta; 3. ConocoPhillips Canada)
  • 4:35 Identifying Frac Growth in Multiple Horizons Using Integrated Microseismic and Induced Seismic Monitoring Approaches: T. Urbancic, A. Cochrane, S. Bowman (ESG Solutions)
  • 5:00 Case Study Results From the Integration of MEQ, TFI and Surface Seismic Attributes: C. J. Sicking1, J. Vermilye2, A. Lacazette2, A. Fish2 (1. Global Geophysical Services; 2. Global Geophysical Services)

Theme 9: Reserves Forecasting and Estimation

Room 405/406/407

Co-Chairs: L. Baez and T. Collier

  • 1:45 Introductory Remarks
  • 1:50 Panel Discussion
  • 3:05 Refreshment Break
  • 3:45 Reserves Estimation in Unconventional Reservoirs Using a New Production-Decline Model: T. Ali, J.J. Sheng, M.Y. Soliman (Texas Tech University)
  • 4:10 Sensitivity Study and History Marching and Economic Optimization for Marcellus Shale: W. Yu, K. Sepehrnoori (The University of Texas at Austin)
  • 4:35 Multi-Disciplinary Integration for Lateral Length, Staging and Well Spacing Optimization in Unconventional Reservoirs: A. M. Malayalam, A. Bhokare, P. Patricia, H. Sebastian, Y. Abacioglu (BP America)
  • 5:00 Intelligent Rate Transient Analysis for Forecasting Behavior of Shale Gas Wells: W. Pang (Sinopec Research Institute of Petroleum Engineering)

Theme 10: Artificial Lift

Mile High 4 A/B/C

Co-Chairs: M. Sorrell and K. Stephenson

  • 1:45 Introductory Remarks
  • 1:50 Considerations for Optimizing Artificial Lift in Unconventionals: W. Lane, R. Chokshi* (Weatherford)
  • 2:15 An Approach of Optimizing the Production From Mature Fields Using Improved Jet Pump Designs and Operational Considerations: S. Ahmed1, S. Kumar1, K. Farouque1, S. Ali2, M. Ahmed2 (1. Weatherford Oil Tools; 2. OGDCL Pakistan)
  • 2:40 Tubing Anchors Can Reduce Production Rates and Pump Fillage: J. N. McCoy1, L. Rowlan1, C. Taylor*1, T. Podio2 (1. Echometer Company; 2. University of Texas)
  • 3:05 Refreshment Break
  • 3:45 An Innovative and Cost-Effective Artificial Lift Solution to Revive the Dying Wells in Tight and Marginal Gas Reservoirs — Capillary Soap Injection: S. Ahmed1, M. Shahrukh2, W. Yousuf3, M. Azhar Khan4 (1. Weatherford Oil Tools; 2. NED University of Eng. & Tech.; 3. Texas A&M University; 4. OMV Pakistan)
  • 4:10 Well Pad Automation Improves Capital Efficiency and Reduces Fiscal Risk: M. Machuca (Emerson)


Tuesday Morning Oral

Theme 1: Regional Case Studies I: It Starts With the Rock

Room 205/207

Co-Chairs: P. M. Basinski and T. Collier

  • 8:25 Introductory Remarks
  • 8:30 Geologic Controls on Production of Shale Play Resources: Case of Eagle Ford, Bakken and Niobrara: M. Pathak1, M. Deo1, J. Craig2, R. Levey3 (1. University of Utah; 2. Eni; 3. Energy & Geoscience Institute)
  • 8:55 Shale-Gas Reservoir Potential of the Lower Cretaceous Skull Creek Shale in Niobrara County, Wyoming: R. G. Loucks, H. D. Rowe (University of Texas)
  • 9:20 Integrating Outcrop and Subsurface Data to Evaluate Data-Poor Shale Plays: The Devonian Canol Formation, Northwest Territories, Canada: R. Jonk1, K. Potma2, K. Bohacs1, D. Advocate2, P. Starich2 (1. ExxonMobil; 2. Imperial Oil Resources)
  • 9:45 Refreshment Break
  • 10:25 Developing an Outcrop Reservoir Analog for the Williston Bakken Formation with the Sappington Formation of South-Central Montana: T. Doughty1, J. Hohman2, J. Guthrie2, A. Rodriguez3, G. Grader1, K. Wells2 (1. PRISEM Geoconsulting; 2. HESS Energy; 3. University of Idaho)
  • 10:50 Examination of the Depositional Setting and Geochemistry of Upper Tyler Formation (Pennsylvanian) Source Rocks Within Southwestern North Dakota: T. Nesheim, S. H. Nordeng (North Dakota Geological Survey)
  • 11:15 Early Entry Play Analysis: Geologic Controls on Lower Smackover Brown Dense Deliverability: K. Brown (WhitMar Exploration)
  • 11:40 Thickness of South Bakken Shale Oil of the Great Basin: A. Chamberlain, K. Bhattacharjee (Cedar Strat Corp)

Theme 2: Multi-Discipline Data Integration II

Room 401/402/403/404

Co-Chairs: C. Miller and O. Quezada

  • 8:25 Introductory Remarks
  • 8:30 Relevance of Static Geomodels in Shale Plays–South Texas Eagle Ford Shale: A. L. McGeer, A. Cadena, J. Womack (Marathon Oil)
  • 8:55 Real-Time Estimation of Hydraulic Fracture Characteristics From Production Data: M. Tarrahi, S. Gonzales, E. Gildin (Texas A&M University)
  • 9:20 Multiphase Flow in Porous Rocks: Dynamic Pore-Scale Imaging and Direct Numerical Simulations: S. Berg1, R.T. Armstrong1, H. Ott1, A. Georgiadis1, S.A. Klapp1, A. Schwing1, R. Neiteler1, N. Brussee1, A. Makurat1, C. van Kruijsdijk1, M.T. Myers2, L. Hathon2, H. de Jong2, L. Liu, F. Enzmann3, J. Schwarz3, M. Wolf3, F. Khan3, M. Kersten3, S. Irvine4, M. Stampanoni4,, D, D. Koroteev5, O. Dinariev5, N. Evseev5, S. Safonov5,  6. D. Klemin6, A. Nadeev6, O. Gurpinar7 (1. Shell Global Solutions International; 2. Shell; 3. Geosciences Institute; 4. Swiss Light Source; 5. Schlumberger Moscow Research; 6. Schlumberger Reservoir Laboratories; 7. Schlumberger Reservoir Characterization Group)
  • 9:45 Refreshment Break
  • 10:25 Sequence Stratigraphy, Geomechanics, Microseismicity and Geochemistry Relationships in Unconventional Resource Shales: R. M. Slatt1, Y. Abousleiman1, P. Philp1, J. D. Amorocho2, C. Cabarcas3 (1. University of Oklahoma; 2. ConocoPhillips; 3. Hilcorp Energy Corp.)
  • 10:50 Integrating Surface Seismic, Microseismic, Rock Properties and Mineralogy in the Haynesville Shale: N. Peake, G. Castillo, N. Van de Coevering, S. Voisey, A. Bouziat, K. Chesser, G. Oliver, C. Vinh Ly, R. Mayer* (CGG)
  • 11:15 Fault and Fracture Characterization From an Integrated Subsurface and Seismic Dataset: Impact on Well Performance of the Wolfcamp Shale, Midland Basin, West Texas: T. White, P. Clarke, A. Stephens, M. M. Laughland, H. Ye (Pioneer Natural Resources)
  • 11:40 The Greeley 3-D Seismic Survey: One of the Nation’s Largest Urban Survey Leads to Niobrara and Codell Horizontal Activity Horizontal Activity: J. M. Wiener1, T. Galikeev2, C. Richardson3 (1. Halliburton; 2. Unified Geosystems; 3. MRI)

Theme 4: Organic Geochemistry

Room 201/203

Co-Chairs: M. M. Laughland and C. Laughrey

  • 8:25 Introductory Remarks
  • 8:30 Toward Successful Petroleum Production From Unconventional and Conventional Reservoirs in the Central Alaska North Slope: A. Hosford Scheirer1, L. B. Magoon2, K. J. Bird3, E. Duncan4, K. E. Peters5 (1. Geomodeling Solutions LLC; 2. Petroleum System LLC; 3. Consultant; 4. Great Bear Petroleum; 5. Schlumberger)
  • 8:55 Beyond TMAX Thermal Maturity: Introducing an Original Method for Analyzing Source-Rock Pyrolysis Data to Predict Transformation Ratio and Retention Ratio in Resource-Play Evaluations: P. E. Devine (WPX Energy)
  • 9:20 Niobrara Maturity Goes Up, Resistivity Goes Down; What’s Going On?: S. Cumella1, M. Al Duhailan2 (1. Endeavour; 2. Colorado School of Mines)
  • 9:45 Refreshment Break
  • 10:25 Utilizing Hydrocarbon Yield Determinations to Evaluate Source/Reservoir Relationships in the Bakken/Three Forks of the Williston Basin, ND: M. Millard1, T. Ruble2 (1. SM Energy Company; 2. Weatherford Laboratories)
  • 10:50 Evolution of the Molecular and Stable Isotope Composition of Headspace Gas Desorbing From Drill Cuttings Collected in Sealed Jars: N. A. Rosenau, J. Strauss, P. Travers, A. Schaiberger, M. Dolan (Dolan Integration Group)
  • 11:15 Petroleum Geochemistry of Upper Jurassic Bazhenov Shale Source Rocks and Corresponding Crude Oils, West Siberian Basin, Russia: J. E. Zumberge1, J. B. Curtis*2, S. W. Brown1 (1. GeoMark Research, Ltd.; 2. Colorado School of Mines)
  • 11:40 Petroleum Systems Charge Analysis for Liquid-Rich Unconventional Plays: M. A. Abrams (Apache Corporation)

Theme 5: Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques

Four Seasons 2 & 3

Co-Chairs: M. Sharma and H. Kazemi

  • 8:25 Introductory Remarks
  • 8:30 A Review of Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods Applied in Williston Basin: K. Ling1, J. He1, Z. Shen2, G. Han3 (1. University of North Dakota; 2. Weatherford; 3. China University Petroleum)
  • 8:55 EOS Modeling and Reservoir Simulation Study of Bakken Gas Injection Improved Oil Recovery in the Elm Coulee Field, Montana: W. Pu, T. Hoffman* (Colorado School of Mines)
  • 9:20 Impact of Light Component Stripping During CO2 Injection in Bakken Formation: V. A. Fai-Yengo1, H. Rahnema1, M. Alfi2 (1. New Mexico Tech; 2. Texas A&M)
  • 9:45 Refreshment Break
  • 10:25 Flow Rate Behavior and Imbibition Comparison Between Bakken and Niobrara Formations: D. Wang1, J. Zhang1, R. Butler1, A. Clark2, R. Rabun2, D. Koskella2 (1. University of North Dakota; 2. Noble Energy Inc.)
  • 10:50 Experimental Investigation of Surfactant Flooding in Shale Oil Reservoirs: Dynamic Interfacial Tension, Adsorption and Wettability: V. Mirchi, S. Saraji, L. Goual, M. Piri (University of Wyoming)
  • 11:15 An Evaluation of the EOR Potential in Shale Oil Recovery by Cyclic Natural Gas Injection: T. Gamadi, J. J. Sheng (Texas Tech. University)
  • 11:40 The Benefits of Reinjecting Instead of Flaring Produced Gas in Unconventional Oil Reservoirs: T. Hoffman, S. Sonnenberg, K. Hossein (Colorado School of Mines)

Theme 10: Well Integrity and Production Optimization

Mile High 4 A/B/C

Co-Chairs: K. Stephenson and A. Nall

  • 8:25 Introductory Remarks
  • 8:30 The Development of a Tool and Methods to be Used in Flow Path Detection Behind Casing for Use in the Fayetteville Shale: N. K. Combs1, L. Watters1, J. McDaniel1, V. Maki2, C. Hall3 (1. CSI Technologies; 2. The Measurement Group; 3. Southwestern Energy)
  • 8:55 Zonal Isolation Assurance: Relating Cement Mechanical Properties to Mechanical Durability: J. McDaniel, N. K. Combs, L. Watters (CSI Technologies, LLC)
  • 9:20 A Hole in Your Pocket; Mitigating Corrosion Perforations of Well Casings in Corrosive Formations With Advanced Technology Epoxies: J. McDonald (Hempel USA)
  • 9:45 Refreshment Break
  • 10:25 Multi-Well Facility Optimization: T. Farley, T. Hutchinson* (Halker Consulting)
  • 10:50 A New Analytical Model for Liquid Loading in Shale Gas Reservoirs: J. Shi2, X. Li2, Y. Pu2, W. Yu1 (1. The University of Texas at Austin; 2. China University of Petroleum)

Special Session: Geophysical Strategies and Techniques to Optimize Unconventional Resource Plays – Seismic Playbook for Non-Geophysicists

Room 405/406/407 | 

Co-Chairs: R. R. Ray and J. O'Brien

  • 8:25 Introductory Remarks
  • 8:30 Practical Application of Seismic Data for Drilling and Completions Optimization: Examples From Eagleford, Bakken/Three Forks and Midcontinent Mississippian Lime Plays: M. Roth, M. Roth (Drilling Info)
  • 8:55 Niobrara Horizontal Well Planning Using 3-D Seismic Data: A Key Technology for Accurate Lateral Placement, Completion Optimization & Maximizing Production, Watenberg Field, DJ Basin Colorado: J. Wiener (Halliburton)
  • 9:20 Oil Production Estimates in Unconventional Resource Plays Using 3-D Seismic: A Bakken Case Study: G. M. Johnson, P. Miller, D. Phillips, J. Young (Schlumberger)
  • 9:45 Refreshment Break
  • 10:25 3-D Seismic Data’s Role in the Engineering and Economic Evaluation of the Vaca Muerta Shale, Neuquen Basin, Argentina: M. S. Purcell1, D. Kirkwood1, S. Natali1, R. Cidale2 (1. WPX Energy; 2. Apco International)
  • 10:50 Maximizing Recovery Efficiency in Unconventional Oil Development Projects in the Bakken and Niobrara Formations: M. Williams (Whiting Petroleum Corp.)
  • 11:15 Understanding, Evaluating and Maximizing the Value of a Microseismic Program: R. Pearson, A. Martinez (Anadarko Petroleum Corporation)
  • 11:40 Confessions of an Engineer: What Do I Do With This Seismic Stuff in My Unconventional Reservoir?: J. R. Gilman, R. J. Michelena, H. Z. Meng (iReservoir.com, Inc.)


Tuesday Afternoon Oral

Theme 1: Regional Case Studies II: Integrated Technologies That Deliver Bottom Line Results

Room 205/207

Co-Chairs: P. M. Basinski and T. Collier

  • 1:45 Introductory Remarks
  • 1:50 Importance of Structural and Tectonic Inheritance for Unconventional Basin Play Prospectivity: An Example From the Powder River Basin: M. Tischer, G. Zimbrick, M. Dolan (Dolan Integration Group)
  • 2:15 Shale Resource Assessment & Development — A Full Life Cycle Integrated Approach: P. K. Pande (Anadarko Petroleum)
  • 2:40 Effect of Mineralogy on NMR, Sonic, and Resistivity: A Case Study of the Monterey Formation: S. Rivera, M. Prasad (Colorado School of Mines)
  • 3:05 Refreshment Break
  • 3:45 The Duvernay Formation: Integrating Sedimentology, Sequence Stratigraphy and Geophysics to Identify Sweet Spots in a Liquids-Rich Shale Play, Kaybob Alberta: L. Dunn, J. A. Humenjuk (Athabasca Oil Corp)
  • 4:10 Regional Modelling of the Late Devonian Duvernay Formation, Western Alberta, Canada: P. A. Fothergill, D. Boskovic, P. Murphy, M. Mukati, N. Schoellkopf (Schlumberger)
  • 4:35 Using Microseismicity to Understand Subsurface Fracture Systems and to Optimize Completions: Eagle Ford Shale, TX: J. Detring, M. Grealy (MicroSeismic Inc.)
  • 5:00 Rate Step-Down Analysis Improves Placement Efficiency of Stimulation Treatments in Unconventional Resource Play: N. D. Pandya, O. Jaripatke (Pioneer Natural Resources)

Theme 2: Formation Evaluation

Room 401/402/403/404

Co-Chairs: A. N. Tutuncu and D. L. Hall

  • 1:45 Introductory Remarks
  • 1:50 A Formation Evaluation of the Middle Bakken Member Using a Multimineral Petrophysical Analysis Approach: R. Klenner, J. R. Braunberger, J. A. Sorensen, K. E. Eylands, A. Azenkeng, S. A. Smith (University of North Dakota)
  • 2:15 Improved Constant Rate of Strain Consolidation Test on Stiff Shale: D. Katsuki, M. Gutierrez, A. N. Tutuncu (Colorado School of Mines)
  • 2:40 Assessment of Micro-Fracture Density Using Combined Interpretation of NMR Relaxometry and Electromagnetic Logs: L. Chi, M. Elliot, Z. Heidari*, M. Everett (Texas A&M University)
  • 3:05 Refreshment Break
  • 3:45 Well-Log-Based Assessment of Elastic Properties in Organic-Shale Formations: A. Aranibar, C. Chen Valdés, Z. Heidari* (Texas A&M University)
  • 4:10 Discrete Fracture Network Simulation of Production Data From Unconventional Wells: T. Doe, C. Shi, C. Knitter, C. Enachescu, S. Rohs (Golder Associates)
  • 4:35 A Practical Method to Predict Deliverability and Water-Cut in the Granite Wash Formation, Anadarko Basin, USA, Using Pseudo-Capillary Pressure Curves From NMR Data: C. Mardi, R. A Pour, D. Spain, C. Morton (BP America)
  • 5:00 A Pore Scale Analysis of Restricted Diffusion in Shale Gas Media: A. Mehmani1, J. Chen2, D. Georgi2, M. Prodanovic1, C. Edwards3 (1. The University of Texas at Austin; 2. Aramco Services Company & Aramco Research Centers; 3. Baker Hughes)

Theme 2: Seismic Attributes for Characterizing Rock Properties and Reservoirs I

Room 405/406/407

Co-Chairs: D. Wilson and M. Van Horn

  • 1:45 Introductory Remarks
  • 1:50 Understanding Rock Quality Heterogeneity Using Combined Multicomponent Seismic Inversion and Well Log Cluster Analysis. Montney Shale Reservoir, Pouce Coupe Field, Alberta, Canada: C. J. Duenas1, T. Davis1, D. DAmico2 (1. Colorado School of Mines; 2. Talisman)
  • 2:15 Integrated Interpretation of Seismically Derived Rock and Fracture Attributes for Shale Gas Reservoir Characterization: G. Yu1, Y. Zhang1, X. Liang2, U. Strecker3, M. Smith3 (1. BGP, Inc.; 2. Zhejiang Oilfield; 3. RSI)
  • 2:40 Utilizing Ant-Tracking to Identify Slowly Slipping Faults in the Barnett Shale: N. Farghal, M. Zoback (Stanford University)
  • 3:05 Refreshment Break
  • 3:45 Geomechanical and Flow Simulation of Hydrofracs Using High-Resolution Passive Seismic Images: A. Lacazette1, W. Dershowitz2, J. Vermilye1 (1. Global Geophysical Services; 2. Golder Associates)
  • 4:10 3-D Seismic Characterization of the Niobrara Formation, Silo Field, Laramie County, Wyoming: E. Finley, S. Sonnenberg (Colorado School of Mines) 
  • 4:35 An Efficient Optimization Workflow for Field-Scale In-Situ Upgrading Developments: G. Gao, J. C. Vink, F. O. Alpak, W. Mo (Shell)
  • 5:00 Geomodeling Unconventional Plays: Improved Selection of Uncertainty Cases: M. L. Belobraydic, P. Kaufman (Schlumberger)

Theme 5: Evaluating Stimulation Effectiveness

Four Seasons 2 & 3

Co-Chairs: M. Honarpour and S. Sturm

  • 1:45 Introductory Remarks
  • 1:50 Flow Modeling in Multi-Stage Hydraulic Fracturing Patterns to Optimize Shale Reservoir Production: A. Almulhim, A. N. Tutuncu, H. Kazemi (Colorado School of Mines)
  • 2:15 Effect of Acid on Productovity of Fractured Shale Reservoirs: M. Pournik, D. Tripathi (University of Oklahoma)
  • 2:40 Mechanical Analysis of Interaction Between Hydraulic and Natural Fractures in Shale Reservoirs: K. Wu, J. Olson (The University of Texas at Austin)
  • 3:05 Refreshment Break
  • 3:45 Creating, Calibrating and Testing a Hydraulic Fracture Model for Optimized Williston Basin Completions: J. Barhaug, H. Harper, A. Southcott (WPX Energy)
  • 4:10 Integration of Distributed Temperature and Distributed Acoustic Survey Results With Hydraulic Fracture Modeling: A Case Study in the Woodford Shale: J. Miskimins1, B. E. Wheaton2*, D. Wood2, T. Lowe2, R. Barree1 (1. Barree & Associates; 2. Devon Energy Corporation)
  • 4:35 Microseismicity and Geomechanics: Modeling and Comparisons: S. Johnson, R. R. Settgast, P. Fu, S. Walsh (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  • 5:00 A Hydraulic Fracture Network Propagation Model in Shale Gas Reservoirs: Model Development and Parametric Studies: C. Ahn1, R. Dilmore2, J. Wang1, O. Chang(1. Penn State University; 2. U.S. Department of Energy) 

Theme 11: Emerging Plays I: Roadway From Ideas to Sweetspots

Mile High 4 A/B/C

Co-Chairs: B. Driskill and J. Bell

  • 1:45 Introductory Remarks
  • 1:50 Technical Aspects Controlling the Emerging Eagle Ford Play East of the San Marcos Arch: R. McLean, D. Miertschin, K. Owen, N. Winters, N. Whitman (Halcon Resources)
  • 2:15 Understanding and Updating the Eagle Ford East-Eaglebine: T. D. Bowman (ZaZa Energy Corp)
  • 2:40 Aptian ‘Shale Gas’ Prospectivity in the Downdip Mississippi Interior Salt Basin, Gulf Coast, USA: P. Hackley, B. J. Valentine, C. B. Enomoto, C. D. Lohr, K. R. Scott, F. T. Dulong, A. M. Bove (USGS MS 956)
  • 3:05 Refreshment Break
  • 3:45 North American Ordovician Unconventional Oil Potential: T. D. Bowman1, P. Mukhopadhyay2 (1. ZaZa Energy Corp; 2. Global Geoenergy Research Ltd)
  • 4:10 More Efficient and Cost Effective Ways of Evaluating and High Grading Unconventional Plays: J. Edman1, E. Sprunt2, J. Newman3 (1. Edman Geochemical Consulting, LLC; 2. Eve Sprunt and Associates; 3. Newman Energy Research Ltd)
  • 4:35 An Innovative Workflow to Refine Exploration Phase Assessment of Unconventional Prospects; Using Xrf Analysis and 3-D Geo-Modeling Techniques: F. Marechal (Quicksilver Resources Canada Inc.)
  • 5:00 An Exploration Workflow to Improve Success Rate in Prospecting in Unconventional Emerging Plays: R. Salter, J. Meisenhelder, I. D. Bryant, C. Wagner (Schlumberger)

Theme 8: Water Management and Social License to Operate

Room 201/203

Co-Chairs: A. Wharton and K. M. Jones

  • 1:45 Introductory Remarks
  • 1:50 Geologic and Reservoir Assessment for Brine Disposal in the Northern Appalachian Basin: J. Sminchak, N. Gupta*, M. Moody, J. Miller (Battelle)
  • 2:15 Using Stable Isotopes and Water Quality to Investigate Sources of Stray Gas in the Wattenberg Field of Colorado: J. Strauss1, A. Schaiberger1, N. A. Rosenau1, P. Travers1, O. Sherwood2, M. Dolan1 (1. Dolan Integration Group; 2. University of Colorado)
  • 2:40 Toxic Metals in Shales: Questions and Methods for a Better Management of Flow-Back Waters: E. C. Gaucher1, J. Lerat2, J. Sterpenich2, R. Mosser-Ruck2, J. Pironon2 (1. TOTAL; 2. University of Lorraine)
  • 3:05 Refreshment Break
  • 3:45 Not Accounting for a Potential Water Hammer Pressure Surge in Shale Stimulation Designs Can Increase Your Over-Pressure Risk: S. Stephenson, J. Beisel, B. Bull (Halliburton)
  • 4:10 Interlinking Engineering and Social Performance into Sustainability Using the Triple Bottom Line Principal: J. Bell (Elements Offshore)
  • 4:35 Demonstrating Social Responsibility in Water Management Decisions: T. L. Taylor1, E. Bergeron1, C. Mulligan2, B. Bourque1 (1. Golder Associates Inc.; 2. Concordia University)
  • 5:00 Impacts that Non-Technical Risk Assessments and Mitigation Plans Can Have in Mitigating Risks and Avoiding Delays to Unconventional Oil and Gas Projects: J. Belcher1, F. Perez2 (1. HBW Resources, LLC; 2. Sfile)


Wednesday Morning Oral

Theme 2: Seismic Attributes for Characterizing Rock Properties and Reservoirs II

Room 401/402/403/404

Co-Chairs: B. A. Tocher and S. Obkircher

  • 8:25 Introductory Remarks
  • 8:30 Multi-Focusing 3-D Diffraction Imaging for Detection of Fractured Zones in Mudstone Reservoirs: A. Schoepp1, E. Landa2, S. Labonte1 (1. Shell Canada; 2. Advisory Board, Geomage)
  • 8:55 Comparison of Marcellus Fracturing Using Azimuthal Seismic Attributes Versus Published Data From Outcrop Studies: T. L. Inks1, T. Engelder2, J. S. Hocum3, B. Golob3, D. O’Brien4 (1. IS Interpretation Services, Inc.; 2. Pennsylvania State University; 3. ION GXT; 4. Solutions Engineering)
  • 9:20 Fracture Detection Through Multi-Focusing Diffraction Imaging, Case Studies: M. Rauch-Davies, D. Pelman, K. Deev (Geomage Ltd.)
  • 9:45 Rock-Fluid Interaction Impact on Geomechanical and Acoustic Properties in Shale Reservoirs: Anisotropic Grain Contact Adhesion Model: B. T. Bui, A. N. Tutuncu (Colorado School of Mines)

Theme 2: Optimizing Workflows for Reservoir Types


Room 401/402/403/404

Co-Chairs: B. A. Tocher and S. Obkircher

  • 10:45 Introductory Remarks
  • 10:50 Advanced Core Analysis Methodologies Quantify and Characterize Liquid Hydrocarbons in the Vaca Muerta Shale: R. Williams, D. Willberg, D. Handwerger, D. Ekart, J. Petriello, R. Suarez-Rivera (Schlumberger)
  • 11:15 Production Acceleration Through Managed Annular Flow Operations: J. E. Chirinos (Talisman Energy USA)
  • 11:40 3-D Seismic Proves Its Value in Bakken Geosteering: A. Southcott, H. Harper (WPX Energy)

Theme 3: Shale Core Analysis

Room 405/406/407


Co-Chairs: P. Connolly and M. Mullen

  • 8:25 Introductory Remarks
  • 8:30 The Effect of CO2 Adsorption on Permeability Anisotropy in the Eagle Ford Shale: M. Al Ismail, J. S. Reece, S. Hol, M. Zoback (Stanford University)
  • 8:55 Core Hardness Testing and Data Integration for Unconventionals:  E. Ritz, M. Honarpour1, W.F. Dula1, J.P. Dvorkin2 (1. Hess Corporation; 2. Stanford University)
  • 9:20 Characterization and Measurement of Multi-Scale Gas Transport in Shale Core Samples: K. R. Alnoaimi, C. Duchateau, A. Kovscek (Stanford University)
  • 9:45 Refreshment Break
  • 10:25 Clay Typing, Mineralogy, Kerogen Content and Kerogen Characterization From DRIFTS Analysis of Cuttings or Core: M. Herron, M. Loan, A. Charsky, S. L. Herron, A. E. Pomerantz, M. Polyakov (Schlumberger-Doll Research)
  • 10:50 Integrating Solvent Extraction With Standard Pyrolysis to Better Quantify Thermal Maturity and Hydrocarbon Content in the Oil Window: D. R. Collins, S. Lapierre (Pioneer Natural Resource)
  • 11:15 Variations in Shale Pore Types and Their Measurement: R. Slatt1, N. O’Brien2 (1. University of Oklahoma; 2. State University of New York at Potsdam)
  • 11:40 Pore Accessibility and Connectivity of Mineral and Kerogen Phases for Shales: Q. Hu1, X. Gao1, Z. Gao1, R. Ewing2, S. Dultz3, J. Kaufmann4 (1. University of Texas at Arlington; 2. Iowa State University; 3. Leibniz University of Hannover; 4. Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research)

Theme 5: Optimizing Recovery Using Geomechanics

Four Seasons 2 & 3

Co-Chairs: A. N. Tutuncu and J. Frantz

  • 8:25 Introductory Remarks
  • 8:30 Natural-Hydraulic Fracture Interaction: Microseismic Observations and Geomechanical Predictions: J. Huang1, R. Safari1, K. Burns1, I. Geldmacher1, U. Mutlu1, M. McClure2, S. Jackson3 (1. Weatherford; 2. University of Texas at Austin; 3. S2S Systems International Inc.)
  • 8:55 A Comprehensive Methodology of Evaluation of the Fracability of a Shale Gas Play: K. Su, A. Onaisi, A. Garnier (TOTAL EP)
  • 9:20 Integration of Core Data With Well Logs for Geomechanical Property Determination and Monitoring in the Argentinean Vaca Muerta Shale Formation: M. Willis, A. N. Tutuncu (Colorado School of Mines)
  • 9:45 Refreshment Break
  • 10:25 Simulation of Hydraulic Fracture Networks in Three Dimensions Utilizing Massively Parallel Computing Resources: R. R. Settgast, S. Johnson, P. Fu, S. Walsh, J. White (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  • 10:50 Predicting Microseismicity From the Geomechanical Modeling of Multiple Hydraulic Fractures Interacting With Natural Fractures — Application to the Marcellus and Eagle Ford: Y. E. Aimene1, J. A. Nairn1, A. Boudjema2 (1. Oregon State University; 2. Go Geoengineering)
  • 11:15 Dependence of Micro-Mechanical Properties on Lithofacies: Indentation Experiments on Marcellus Shale: J. Mason1, J. Carloni*2, S. Baker2, A. Zehnder3, T. Jordan1 (1. Cornell University; 2. Cornell University; 3. Cornell University)
  • 11:40 Where Did the Proppant Go?: J. P. McKenna (MicroSeismic, Inc.)

Theme 6: Leveraging Data, Modeling and Analytics

Room 205/207

Co-Chairs: K. J. Nygaard and S. Reeves

  • 8:25 Introductory Remarks
  • 8:30 Application of Artificial Intelligence on Black Shale Lithofacies Prediction in Marcellus Shale, Appalachian Basin: G. Wang1, Y. Ju1, T.R. Carr2, C. Li1,  G. Cheng3 (1. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences; 2. West Virginia University; 3. Xi'an Shiyou University)
  • 8:55 Optimization of Well Spacing for Bakken Tight Oil Reservoirs: W. Yu, K. Sepehrnoori (The University of Texas at Austin)
    Shale Development: Using Imagery and Digital Elevation Models to Improve Operational Efficiency: J. A. Parker (Spatial Energy)
  • 9:45 Refreshment Break
  • 10:25 The Long-Term Economic Value of Curable Resin-Coated Proppant Tail-In to Prevent Flowback and Reduce Workover Cost: K. Greff, S. Greenbauer, K. Huebinger, B. Goldfaden (Santrol)
  • 10:50 Understanding the Trade-Offs in Drilling the Perfect Horizontal Well: K. Oren (GeoStar Solutions)
  • 11:15 A Stochastic Approach to Shale Well Completion Design: M. A. Miller (Promethean Technologies Group LLC)
  • 11:40 Developing Reliability in Hydraulic Stimulation Operations: J. Pitcher, J. Painter, A. Heitsch, L. Turpin (Cameron)

Theme 7: Analytics and Workflows

Room 201/203

Co-Chairs: H. Xiong, M. Sharma and F. Cornell

  • 8:25 Introductory Remarks
  • 8:30 Generative Models for Production Forecasting in Unconventional Oil and Gas Plays: H. A. Kuzma1, N. S. Arora1, K. Farid2 (1. BetaZi LLC; 2. Merrick Systems Inc.)
  • 8:55 Estimating Reservoir Pressure From Early Flowback Data: R. S. Jones, B. Pownall, J. Franke (Newfield Exploration Company)
  • 9:20 Dynamic Characterization of Unconventional Gas Reservoirs: Field Cases: J. A. Arevalo1, F. Castellanos1, F. Pumar-Martínez2 (1. Pemex E&P; 2. CBM)
  • 9:45 Leveraging the Power of Public Data to Solve Multiple Challenges in Unconventional Reservoirs: S. Gupta, R. Banerjee (Schlumberger)

Theme 7: Flow and Phase Behavior

Room 201/203

Co-Chairs: M. Sharma and T. Ellison

  • 10:45 Introductory Remarks
  • 10:50 A Unified Leak-Off and Flow-Back Model for Fractured Reservoirs: D. Copeland (Halliburton)
  • 11:15 Shale PVT Estimation Based on Readily Available Field Data: T. Yang, R. Basquet, A. Callejon, J. Roosmalen, B. Bartusiak (Statoil)
  • 11:40 Accounting for Remaining Injected Fracturing Fluid in Shale Gas Wells: Y. Zhang, C. Ehlig-Economides (Texas A&M University)

Theme 11: Emerging Plays II: Unconventional Going Global

Mile High 4 A/B/C

Co-Chairs: P. Collins and J. Bamberger

  • 8:25 Introductory Remarks
  • 8:30 Total Play Fairway Analyses and Recommendations of Hydrocarbon Volume in Unconventional Cretaceous Plays in the Eastern Cordillera, Colombia: A New Frontier: J. E. Leonard, F. R. Marcano* (Platte River Associates, Inc.)
  • 8:55 Regional Sequence Stratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous La Luna Formation in the Magdalena Valley Basin, Colombia: H. A. Galvis-Portilla1, I. HIguera-Diaz1, S. Cespedes1, C. Ballesteros1, S. Forero1, N. Marfisi1, M. Cantisano1, E. Pineda1, Z. Pachon1, R. M. Slatt2, R. Ramirez3, G. Guzman3, A. Torres3 (1. Ecopetrol; 2. University of Oklahoma; 3. Genesis Consulting)
  • 9:20 Resource Potential of the Alum Shale in Denmark: D. Gautier1, N. Schovsbo2 (1. U.S. Geological Survey; 2. Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland)
  • 9:45 Refreshment Break
  • 10:25 Vaca Muerta Stratigraphy in Central Neuquen Basin:  Impact on Emergent Unconventional Project: M. Fantin, F. Gonzalez Tomassini, H. Reijenstein, L. Christopher, L. Crousse, S. Cuervo, D. Vallejo (Chevron)
  • 10:50 Offshore Unconventional Oil From the Kimmeridge Clay Formation of the North Sea: A Technical and Economic Case: C. Cornford1, B. Birdsong1, M. Groves-Gidney2 (1. Extract Petroleum Ltd; 2. Trap Oil Ltd.)
  • 11:15 Potential for Basin-Centered Gas in Saudi Arabia: Southwest Ghawar Basin — A Case Study: M. Al Duhailan1, M. J. Al Mahmoud2, M. G. Al Otaibi2 (1. Colorado School of Mines; 2. Saudi Aramco)
  • 11:40 Analysis of Liquid Resource Play Potential in China: N. J. Smith, L. J. Robinson, L. A. Cowley (Neftex)


Wednesday Afternoon Oral

Theme 2: Mudrock Reservoir Formation Evaluation

Mile High 4 A/B/C

Co-Chairs: S. A. Sonnenberg and R. Cluff

  • 1:45 Introductory Remarks
  • 1:50 Correlation of Rebound-Hammer Rock Strength With Core and Sonic-Log Derived Mechanical Rock Properties in Cretaceous Niobrara and Frontier Formation Cores, Piceance Basin, Colorado: G. A. McClave (Endeavour International)
  • 2:15 Core-Based Structural Fabrics in Mudstones of the WCSB: "PSF" and Cleavage: D. Hume1, G. Davies2, A. Fox1, M. Fockler1 (1. Canadian Discovery Ltd; 2. GDGC)
  • 2:40 The Calcites of Shale Plays: Why Moving Beyond Quantitative Mineralogy Will Improve Project Economics : B. Hart (Statoil North America, Inc.)
  • 3:05 Production Analysis and Forecasting of Vaca Muerta Shale in Argentina: Case History-Based Approach: L. Maschio, S. Maria, F. Herrero (Pluspetrol)

Theme 2: Reservoir Types: Shales, Sands and Carbonates

Room 401/402/403/404

Co-Chairs: R. Ray and J. Anderson

  • 1:45 Introductory Remarks
  • 1:50 Upper Cretaceous Niobrara Chalk in Buck Peak Field, Sand Wash Basin, NW Colorado: Depositional Setting, Lithofacies and Nanopore Network: R. G. Loucks, H. D. Rowe (University of Texas)
  • 2:15 Combining Sonic Velocity and Characterization of Pore Architecture to Develop a Proxy for Reservoir Permeability in Unconventional Carbonates: An Example From the Mid-Continent Mississippian Limestone: B. Vanden Berg, G. Grammer (Oklahoma State University)
  • 2:40 Statistical Characterization and Geological Correlation of Wells Using Automatic Learning Gaussian Mixture Models: D. Lubo, V. Jayaram, K.Marfurt (University of Oklahoma)
  • 3:05 Integrated Subsurface and Outcrop Sedimentological, Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterization of Late Cretaceous Mancos Shale, Southwestern Piceance Basin, Southern Douglas Creek Arch, and Southeastern Uinta Basin, Colorado and Utah: R. Cole, W. Hood (Colorado Mesa University)
  • 3:30 Understanding Geological Heterogeneity to Customize Field Development: An Example From the Vaca Muerta Unconventional Play, Argentina: G. Sagasti, M. Foster, D. Hryb, A. Ortiz, V. Lazzari (YPF S.A.)

Theme 2: Understanding Mud-Rock Plays

Mile High 4 D/E/F

Co-Chairs: R. Fritz and J. Spaid

  • 1:45 Introductory Remarks
  • 1:50 Lifecycle Optimization of Unconventional Plays — A Bakken Case Study: M. Roth, M. Roth* (DrillingInfo)
  • 2:15 An Interpretation of the Depositional Environment and Facies of the Eagle Ford Shale From Karnes-Maverick County, Texas: H. A. McGarity1, J. P. Bhattacharya2, R. E. Lamond1 (1. Murphy Exploration and Production; 2. McMaster University)
  • 2:40 Niobrara Analogue Study: S. K. Huisman (ConocoPhillips)
  • 3:05 Accelerating Shale Asset Success Through Applied Reservoir Understanding: R. G. Dusterhoft1, J. Dahl2, J. Spaid2, B. McDaniel1, B. Grieser1, B. Johnson1 (1. Halliburton; 2. Devon Energy)

Theme 4: Inorganic Geochemistry

Room 405/406/407

Co-Chairs: S. Rhodes and M. Kendrick

  • 1:45 Introductory Remarks
  • 1:50 Geochemical Evaluation of the Tyler Formation, North Dakota Using Rare Earth Elements (REE) and Kinetics: I. M. Stevanovic1, D. M. Patrick2 (1. South Dakota School of Mines & Technology; 2. Richard Stockton College)
  • 2:15 Uses and Limitation of Elemental Analysis for the Eagle Ford Mudstone in the Maverick Basin, TX: J. Madren, J. Schubert (Anadarko Petroleum Corporation)
  • 2:40 Inorganic Geochemistry of the Trenton Limestone-Utica Shale Contact Based on XRF Data: S. Saboda1, G. Lash2 (1. University at Buffalo; 2. SUNY Fredonia)
  • 3:05 On-Site XRF Analysis of Drill Cuttings in the Williston Basin: N. Lentz1, R. Carr1, L. Yarbrough1, K. Neset2, B. Lucero3, T. Kirst3 (1. University of North Dakota; 2. Neset Consulting Service; 3. Hess Corporation)
  • 3:30 Application of Inorganic Geochemical Studies for Characterization of Bakken Shales, Williston Basin, North Dakota and Montana: D. Nandy, S. Sonnenberg, J. D. Humphrey (Colorado School of Mines)

Theme 5: Using Geoscience and Petrophysics Data to Improve Completions

Four Seasons 2 & 3

Co-Chairs: D. Hume and B. A. Tocher

  • 1:45 Introductory Remarks
  • 1:50 Application of Lithofacies Modelling in Enhancing the Well Productivity; An Example From Eagle Ford Shale: A. K. Sahoo, R. Mukherjee, A. Mukherjee, D. Mukherjee, M. Srivastava (Reliance Industries Ltd)
  • 2:15 Determination of Wellbore Orientation in the Utica Shale of Southeast Ohio: B. Bacon1, J. Smith1, A. Vizurraga1, E. Rodgers1, J. Dumoit2 (1. PDC Energy Inc; 2. Baker Hughes)
  • 2:40 Efficient Completions in Anisotropic Shale Gas Formations: S. Mighani, C. Sondergeld, C. Rai (University of Oklahoma)
  • 3:05 Uncharted Waters: What Can We Learn From Waters Produced From Horizontal Wells in the Permian Basin?: M. M. Laughland, D. E. Nelson, P. Wilson, E. Eastridge (Pioneer Natural Resources USA Inc.)
  • 3:30 Horizontal Lateral Image Analysis Applied to Fracture Stage Optimization in Eastern Barnett Shale, Tarrant and Dallas Counties, Texas: T. N. Olsen1, M. P. Germinario1, , R. Reinmiller2, D. Martinez2, R. Parker(1. Beacon E&P; 2. Fronterra Geosciences)

Theme 6: Integrated Approaches and Case Studies

Room 205/207

Co-Chairs: R. Fulks and R. R. Pharis

  • 1:45 Introductory Remarks
  • 1:50 An Integrated Approach to Development Optimization in Seven Generations’ Kakwa Liquids Rich Montney Play: R. Schmitz, G. Nevokshonoff*, S. Haysom (Seven Generations Energy Ltd)
  • 2:15 Fractured Reservoir Characterization: Integrating Production and Seismic Data to Optimize Well Placement in Bluebell Field, Uinta Basin, NE Utah: S. L. Adams1, J. Schuelke2, D. Shannon1, J. Kucewicz1, C. Latkiewicz1 (1. Devon Energy Corporation; 2. Apache Corporation)
  • 2:40 Probabilistic Resource Costs of Continuous Oil Resources in the Bakken and Three Forks Formations, North Dakota and Montana: J. H. Schuenemeyer1, D. Gautier2 (1. Southwest Statistical Consulting, LLC; 2. Geological Consultant)
  • 3:05 Vertical Integration Across Key Service Lines Has Enabled Southwestern Energy to Accelerate Resource Development and Shareholder Value: K. Clay1, L. J. Laviolette2 (1. Southwestern Energy; 2. The Highland Group)
  • 3:30 Evaluation Tool for Wastewater Treatment Technologies for Shale Gas Operations in Ohio: A. Lane, R. Peterson (Battelle)

Theme 7: Reservoir Modeling

Room 201/203

Co-Chairs: H. Kalaei and M. D. Wilkins

  • 1:45 Introductory Remarks
  • 1:50 Coupled Geomechanics and Pore Confinement Effects for Modeling Unconventional Shale Reservoirs: Y. Xiong, P. Winterfeld, Y. Wu (Colorado School of Mines)
  • 2:15 Three-Phase Flow Simulation in Ultra-Low Permeability Organic Shale Via a Multiple Permeability Approach: M. Alfi, B. Yan, Y. Cao, Y. Wang, J. E. Killough (Texas A&M University)
  • 2:40 Compositional Modeling of the Diffusion Effect on EOR Process in Fractured Shale Oil Reservoirs by Gas Flooding: T. Wan, J. J. Sheng, M. Watson (Texas Tech University)
  • 3:05 Efficient Proxies for Numerical Simulation of Unconventional Resources: V. Artus, O. Houzé (KAPPA)
  • 3:30 The Mechanistic Modeling of Fluid Flow in Shale: R. Ghanbarnezhad Moghanloo, S. Hosseinipoor (The University of Oklahoma)

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