Granite Wash and Pennsylvanian Sand Forum

25 September 2014
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

This forum is an intensive one-day review by experts of the latest findings regarding the productive extent and producibility in the Granite Wash of Oklahoma and Texas, along with Pennsylvanian sand-producing horizons.

You will learn

The Granite Wash in the Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma and Texas is a very complicated play, with extreme variability in the lithology, fluids, and trapping mechanisms.

This is a time of change in the Granite Wash, and many companies are buying and/or selling assets in the Granite Wash in the Anadarko Basin of Texas and Oklahoma.  So, we plan to focus on what you need to know to make good decisions, in exploring for, drilling, completions, and production of the Granite Wash.

We will cover
  • Stratigraphic frameworks and depositional patterns
  • Reservoir fluids and fluid behaviors
  • Variability and connectivity of reservoirs
  • Seismic interpretation
  • Petrophysics
  • Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the Granite Wash
  • Integration of petrophysics, geomechanics, geochemistry, and 3D seismic
  • Techniques for identifying sweet spots
  • Fluid behaviors and flow
  • New reservoirs / step-outs
  • Optimizing horizontal drilling: well spacing
  • Integrating geology and geophysics to optimize completion designs and stimulation
  • Proppant behavior given reservoir conditions
  • Identifying locations with high-yield reservoirs and/or locations
  • Stacked pays and pad-drilling in the Granite Wash

Preliminary Program

7:00-8:00am Pick-up Registration Materials and Continental Breakfast

Granite Wash Play Overview, Anadarko Basin: Stratigraphic Framework and Controls on Pennsylvanian Granite Wash Production, Anadarko Basin, Texas and Oklahoma, Ed LoCricchio, Apache

Desmoinesian Granite Wash Facies Architecture, Western Oklahoma and Texas Panhandle, Dennis Kerr, Tulsa University

10:00-10:30am Coffee Break

Heat Flow and Thermal History of the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma, David D. Blackwell, SMU

Economic Granite Wash:  Must-Know Factors / Best Approaches for Prospecting for and Developing the Reservoir, John Mitchell, Fall River Exploration

12:00-1:00pm Networking Lunch

Tailoring Drilling and Completions to Granite Wash Geology for Optimized Well Performance, Murray Roth, DrillingInfo

Rational Rock Physics for Improved Velocity Prediction and Reservoir Properties Estimation for Granite Wash (Tight Sands) in Anadarko Basin, Texas, Chen Jingyi, Tulsa University

3:00-3:30 Coffee Break

Evolution of Horizontal Well Hydraulic Fracturing in the Granite Wash, Barry Dean, Schlumberger

Chromatography from Drill Cuttings vs Mud Gas Chromatography Comparison, Bill Chandler, Lateral Exploration Labs

Clarity for Difficult Conditions: Granite Wash, Layne Hamilton, Halliburton

The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
One Park Avenue
Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73102
United States
No housing blocks have been reserved for this one-day event.

No refunds for cancellations after 28 August, 2014.

Student Fee Limited to 10 Spots

Includes workshop admission, program booklet (schedule, abstracts, presenter bios), workshop participant contact list, icebreaker cocktail reception, 1 lunch, 2 coffee breaks, 1 continental breakfast, sanitized PDFs of talks (with company permissions).

Sponsored By:


Vicky Vicky Kroh Registrar, Education Department +1 918 560 2650 +1 918 560 2678
Amy Mahan Event Coordinator +1 918 560-9431
Susan Susan Nash, Ph.D. Director of Education and Professional Development +1 918 560 2604

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