Mississippian Lime Play Forum
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Fee Includes: course program, course presentations, articles & “test your knowledge” quizzes, continuing education credit, luncheon, 2 networking breaks, reception
No Refund for Cancellations after January 3, 2013
|Date:||January 31, 2013 (Thursday)|
|Location:||Oklahoma City | Skirvin Hotel|
|Time:||8:00 am – 5:30 pm | Review Program
followed by Wildcatter Corner Ice Breaker Reception after the program
|5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Wildcatter Corner Ice Breaker Reception|
The Mississippian Lime Forum will feature presentations designed to be extremely helpful for geologists, geophysicists, and engineers currently working in the Mississippian Lime plays in Kansas and Oklahoma. The forum will seek to help develop a deeper, more integrated understanding of the reasons for productivity in the play.
- New continuous core
- New 3D seismic
- New well log interpretation and petrophysics approaches
- New case studies (reasons for productivity; “must-know” facts for for successful completions)
What’s So Special about a Forum? Science you can take to the bank!
Here’s what will happen:
The forum will kick off with presentations by experts in the field who will share information and views of structural controls on depositional and later diagenesis, petrophysics, and petroleum geology. They will cover complex stratigraphy to the west in crossing structural salients and embayments and will present exciting new insights from a new continuous core and new 3D seismic taken in Sumner County, Kansas for a carbon capture project.
In addition, the forum will incorporate the sequence stratigraphic framework from an outcrop perspective, the time transgressive nature of these facies with accompanying biostratigraphy, with connections to the lithofacies and supporting petrography to characterize the reservoir rock, particularly the tripolitic chert. Discussions will tie the development of secondary porosity, fractures, and diagenesis to basement structural reactivation, and the syn-depositional tectonism of the Mississippian shelf margin.
Trends and basin analysis will seek to identify the reasons for productive zones by using a USGS resource assessment on the Mississippian in the Anadarko Basin Province, and tying to the results of a 4D petroleum system model.
Seismic attribute analysis findings will be presented, along with geomechanical property measurement for coupled geomechanical flow modeling at Wellington Field, which provides insight into the nature of the reservoirs.
Petrophysics and well log evaluation presentations:
- Effective porosity determination difficulty in carbonates with secondary porosity
- Permeability is critical for production in the Miss. Logs that are able to distinguish productive intervals will be covered. The technology of their operation and application of the results will provide useful knowledge.
- Low resistivity is an issue since oil productive horizons are indistinguishable from 100% wet zones. Alternatives for direct hydrocarbon identification will be discussed.
- Determination of log characteristics that are useful for completion design will be considered. Methods to decrease breakdown pressure and insure adequate fracture treatment extension
- Integration of core and log petrophysics: case studies in the Mississippian of Kansas
The science, and the insights it can provide, for effective Mississippian Lime exploration and production.
Who should attend?
- Geologists, engineers, and geophysicists
- Individuals in companies seeking to evaluate leases
- Companies seeking to purchase companies or producing properties
What is the structure of the event?
The “Forum” is a new format for the AAPG, which encourages in-depth presentations by practicing experts on topics that have immediate bearing on success in exploration, development, and operations. The goal is to maximize knowledge transfer by encouraging lively interaction and thoughtful consideration of the experts' findings, experience, and insights. Presentations will be 60-90 minutes, which allows an in-depth look, and there will be ample time given for questions and discussion. All participants will have the opportunity to take a “test your knowledge” quiz over the content, and to obtain AAPG Continuing Education Units and DPA professional development hours.