An AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop

Marcellus and Utica Point Pleasant Geosciences Technology Workshop

17-19 June 2014
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Two of the top unconventional plays just keep getting stronger. Learn why they are successful, and how to optimize exploration and development.

  • Fault geometries and origins
  • Reservoir architecture and production
  • Geologic parameters predictive of enhanced production
  • Modeling techniques and shale production optimization
  • TOC modeling and determining sweet spots and productive limits
  • Green hydraulic fracturing and acidizing
  • Determining optimal well spacing
  • Impact of mineralogy on reservoir quality
  • Geochemistry and stray gas
  • Integrating seismic and well data
  • Reservoir characterization
  • Case studies
  • Current research initiatives

If you would like to be a presenter, please contact Susan Nash. If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact Amy Mahan.

Follow up in the field at the Northern Appalachian Basin Faults, Fractures and Tectonics Field Seminar, July 23-27.

Accepted Papers (Preliminary)
Fault Geometries and Origins in Western Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia

Robert Jacobi, EQT Production (Presenter); Joel Starr, Craig Eckert, and Travis Warner

Black Shale Lithofacies Prediction and Distribution Pattern Analysis of Marcellus Shale

Guochang Wang, University of Chinese Academy of Science (Presenter); Timothy Carr

Geologic evolution of the Marcellus Shale and its effects on reservoir architecture and production

Randy Blood, EQT

Geologic Parameters to Better Understand Mudrock (Shale) Reservoirs

Timothy Carr, West Virginia University (Presenter); Taylor McClain, Liaosha Song, and Guochang Wang

Fact-Based Modeling; Shale Production Optimization

Shahab Mohaghegh, West Virginia University

Sequence Stratigraphy and TOC Modeling of the Utica-Point Pleasant Interval in the Middle Appalachian Basin

Taylor McClain, Range Resources

Evaluating the Impact of Mineralogy on Reservoir Quality and Completion Quality of Organic Shale Plays

Helena Gamero Diaz, Schlumberger

Green Hydraulic Fracturing and Acidizing

Kyle Taylor, Earthborne

Determining Optimum Well Spacing Using Completion Characterization in Unconventional Reservoirs

Vivek Sahai, Weatherford

The Geologic Side of Well Optimization in Long Laterals:  A Marcellus Case Study

Derek Rice, Rice Energy

A geochemical context for stray gas investigations in the northern Appalachian Basin: Implications of analyses of natural gases from Neogene-through Devonian-age strata

Fred Baldessare, Echelon Applied Geosciences

Integrating Seismic and Well Data for Modeling, Well Siting, and Reservoir Optimization

Melanie Blind, TGS (Presenter); Jason Kegel, TGS

Hydraulic fracture spacing in plug and perf wells and well performance (working title)

Matt Blauch, EGS

Strategic Planning the Big Picture: Learning from the positive experiences from companies operating in shale plays

Gary Hanson, Louisiana State University

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15219
United States
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

Discover the uptown flair of the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center. Our downtown Pittsburgh hotel is located directly across from CONSOL Energy Center and just steps from the heart of the business district. Pittsburgh Airport (PIT) is just 18 miles from our hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, PA. From the minute you walk through our lobby doors, our staff is dedicated to attention to detail to make your stay a truly personal encounter. The journey begins as you step in the elevator and are transported to one of our 402 spacious rooms with high-speed internet access and dramatic views of Pittsburgh. Our hotel's downtown location is perfect for your meeting or special event with 16 function rooms and three foyers offering 27,000 square feet of space. Surrounding universities include Duquesne, Robert Morris and University of Pittsburgh. Enjoy Steelers football at Heinz Field or Pirates Baseball at PNC Park, just a short ride away from our Downtown Pittsburgh hotel.

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To book a room with the special AAPG rate, call toll free to 1-877-645-3553 or 412-471-4000 by 2 June 2014.

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Double $169

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Sponsored By:
Billman Geologic


Vicky Kroh Registrar +1 918 560-2650
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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