An AAPG Research Exchange (RX)

Permian and Midland Basin New Technologies

4-5 September 2014
Houston, Texas, United States

This 2-day event is an exchange of new and emerging technologies and techniques that are needed to exploit new zones, revitalize old fields, and optimize operations in existing and expanded plays in the Permian and Midland.

You will learn...

 new workflows and technologies to integrate petrophysical, geochemical, seismic, biostratigraphic, and geomechanical information for reservoir optimization. Presentations will review new stacked pays and effective approaches in secondary and tertiary recovery, with a focus on the geological information to design and implement new waterfloods, CO2 floods, and other types of enhanced recovery technologies.

  • New technologies for better imaging
  • New techniques and workflows for better targeting of sweet spots
  • New methods for determining where to drill and how far to space the wells
  • Optimizing well spacing
  • New technologies for understanding induced and natural fractures, with reservoir fluid behaviors
Preliminary Program

Thursday 4 September 2014

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

Technical Program Starts 8:00am

Linking Stratigraphy, Rock Mechanics, and Completion Design in the Midland Basin Wolfcamp Tight Oil Play, Shane J. Prochnow, Chevron

Enhanced Drilltime and Wellbore Stability Using New Managed Pressure Drilling Techniques: Permian Basin Application, Mike Harvey, Halliburton

10:00-10:30am: Coffee Break

Lessons Learned from the KCC #503h, Woodford Horizontal Well at Keystone South Field, Winkler County TX, Andrew Parker, Whiting Petroleum

Borehole Image Textural Analysis and Integrated Petrophysics - Applications in Delaware and Midland Basins, Nicholas Harvey, Harvey Rock Physics

12:00-1:00pm: Networking Lunch

Technical Program Starts 1:00pm

The Marble Falls Fractured Resource Play: Applying Modern Technology to Turn an Old Trend into the Next Big Play, *Ulysses "Trey" Hargrove, Newark; Craig Adams; Beau Berend; Mike Grace; and Mike Mullen

Prestack Seismic Amplitude Analysis: An Integrated Overview , Brian Russell, Hampson-Russell

Understanding Attributes and Their Use in the Application of Neural Analysis-Case Histories Both Conventional and Unconventional, Deborah Sacrey, Geophysical Insights

3:00-3:30pm: Coffee Break

Diffraction Imaging Applied to Pre-existing 3D Seismic Data to Map Fracture Corridors in an Unconventional Play, Marianne Rauch Davies, GeoImage

Unconventional Shale Gas Reservoir Characterization Using the HitCube Approach – Mapping of Marl Rich Mudflows in the Horn River Basin, *Claire Pierard, Hardeep Jaglan, Kristoffer Rimaila, Arnaud Huck, Friso Brouwer, Steve Jensen, and Eric von Lunen

Comprehensive Petrophysical and Geochemical Integration Studies: Permian Basin, *Michael Holmes, Digital Formation; Michael Dolan

5:00-7:00pm: Icebreaker Reception

Friday 5 September 2014

7:30-8:00am: Continental Breakfast

Technical Program Starts 8:00am

3D Alford Rotation Analysis for the Diamond M Field, Midland Basin, Texas, *Oswaldo Davogustto Cataldo, Shell; Tom Thomas and Steve Roche 

Stepping Back: Exploration Synthesis & Business Opportunities that Opened up the Delaware Basin WolfBone Resource, Bill Fairhurst, Eagle Oil and Gas

10:00-10:30am: Coffee Break

Direct Reservoir Imaging, Sofia Khan, Nonlinear Seismic Imaging, Inc.

The Economics of Wettability Alteration for Renewed Production from Old Fields in the Permian Basin: Evaluations of Spraberry, Avalon and Bone Springs Reservoirs, Geoffrey Thyne, ESAL

12:00-1:00pm: Networking Lunch

Technical Program Starts 1:00pm

Identifying Porosity Sweet Spots in an Eagle Ford Vertical and Lateral Well, Rick Schrynemeeckers, Amplified Geochemical Imaging

Method for Evaluating Hydrocarbon Containing-Subterranean Formations Penetrated by a Directional Well Bore in Order to Measure Total Gas and Chromatography Data from Drill Cuttings, Bill Chandler, Lateral Exploration Labs

3:00-3:30pm: Coffee Break

Advances and Future Trends in Geomodeling Techniques to Populate Facies and Petrophysical Properties, Claude Scheepens, ConocoPhillips

Kerogen Maturity Determinations: New Techniques and Technologies, Malleswar Yenugu, University of Houston

Norris Conference Center - CityCentre, Houston, TX
Norris Conference Center - CityCentre, Houston, TX
816 Town & Country Lane, Suite 210
Houston Texas 77024
United States
(713) 590-0950
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04 September, 2014
Student Fee

No refunds for cancellations after 7 August, 2014.

Student Fee Limited to 10 Spots

Includes workshop admission, program booklet (schedule, abstracts, presenter bios), workshop participant contact list, icebreaker cocktail reception, 2 lunches, 4 coffee breaks, 2 continental breakfast, sanitized PDFs of talks (with company permissions).

Sponsored By:
Geophysical Insights
West Texas Geological Society


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