In Conjunction with SEG 2014 Annual Meeting

Unconventional Petroleum Systems Field Trip: A Geologic Transect Along the Denver and Florence-Canon City Basins

25-26 October 2014
Denver, Colorado, United States

Unconventional petroleum systems are becoming much more important world wide in oil and gas exploration and development. These reservoirs are low porosity and permeability but contain enormous amounts of resources. Unconventional reservoirs include the following: tight oil and gas, CBM (coal bed methane), gas shales, and heavy oil or bituminous sands. This field trip is designed to examine several of these unconventional systems in the outcrop.

This two-day field trip will be along the Front Range of Colorado on the western flank of the Denver Basin and in the Florence-Canon City basin area. We will examine examples of tight-oil reservoirs (Cretaceous Niobrara Formation, Codell member of Carlile Formation), heavy oil/tar sands (Cretaceous J Sandstone), and tight-gas reservoirs (Cretaceous J Sandstone, Codell).

Denver, CO
Denver Colorado
United States

Includes field trip guidebook, bus transportation and lunches. Participants will pay for their own dinners and lodging in Denver.

Sponsored By:


Stephen A. Sonnenberg Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
Vicky Vicky Kroh Registrar, Education Department +1 918 560 2650 +1 918 560 2678
Debbi Debbi Boonstra Education Manager +1 918 560-2630

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