Concepts of Scale: Horizontal Development of Wolfcamp Shale Oil of the Southern Midland Basin

02 October, 2014
Who Should Attend
This course is ideal for individuals involved in Midland Basin exploration and development.
Objectives

Please see course description.

Course Content

Online Webinar - 2:00 p.m., CDT, 1 hour duration.

Successful development of Wolfcamp shale oil relies on complex inter-relationships (ultimately interdependencies) within and between a wide variety of scientific disciplines, financial entities, and company partnerships. The issues and nuances within any sub-category alone could fill a book. But many broad considerations can be highlighted in the exploration and development of Wolfcamp shale oil by examining “Concepts of Scale”. An English teacher might describe “Concepts of Scale” as a recurring thematic element. And if the view is sufficiently twisted with respect to all of the following observations, scale always has some role in the process.

This presentation is split into 2 parts; but still has no chance to thoroughly explore any particular aspect. No matter. The following observations are an eclectic grouping; just a sampling of unrelated issues. Just look for those “Concepts of Scale” in very diverse ways; and in very diverse corners of our industry.

The first part of this presentation focuses on the scientific disciplines; grouped as geosciences and engineering. Geoscience observations include depositional fabrics, gas show variations, and comparative number of lateral landing zones (“benches”). Engineering observations include variations in frac stage designs (trends in numbers of stages, numbers of clusters, amounts of fluid and proppant), contrasting reservoir responses to frac stimulation from micro-seismic evaluation; and counter-intuitive goals for stimulated reservoir volumes.

The second part of this presentation focuses on the business disciplines; grouped as land, development capital, and company partnerships. Land observations include the geographical and mineral ownership complexities of potential lease configurations. Development capital observations emphasize the rapidly changing aspects of quantity and timing. Company partnership observations encompass working interest sharing, data sharing, and the potential optimal strategies involved.

Hopefully this will encourage company teams to step back from their projects, evaluate strategy and available resources, and re-examine work flows and communication processes. Maybe even glimpse a forest not seen before.

Structure of the E-Symposium

Each e-symposium consists of one-hour live e-symposium, along with material for one full day of independent study. The live portion will be followed by a full day of independent study (not a live event). The one-hour live e-symposium can be accessed from any computer anywhere in the world using a high-speed internet connection. After the event is over, you will receive via email information about accessing the asynchronous segment (not live) which consists of a recording of the event, your independent study materials, to be accessed and studied at any time. You will be able to email responses to the readings, along with your study question answers for CEU credit (if you sign up for the extended package).

Course materials will be available for download after the course closes.

$75
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01 January, 9999
Member Tuition without CEU
$95
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01 January, 9999
Nonmember Tuition without CEU
$25
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01 January, 9999
Student Tuition without CEU
$100
Expires on
01 January, 9999
Member Tuition with CEU
$145
Expires on
01 January, 9999
Nonmember Tuition with CEU
$35
Expires on
01 January, 9999
Student Tuition with CEU
200 persons
Limit
1.0
CEU

Limited to 15 student slots.  No refunds for cancellations after September 4, 2014.

 

David David Dally Lone Star Production Company, Houston, TX, USA
Vicky Vicky Kroh Registrar +1 918 560 2650
Susan Susan Nash, Ph.D. Director of Education and Professional Development +1 918 560 2604
Debbi Debbi Boonstra Education Coordinator +1 918 560-2630

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