Mississippian Lime Play Forum
|AAPG or Affiliated Society Members|
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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
followed by Wildcatter Corner Ice Breaker Reception after the program
|5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Wildcatter Corner Ice Breaker Reception|
Introduction to Mississippian Forum
Susan Nash, AAPG
|8:30- 12:00||Morning Session|
Carbonate Ramps, Clastic lowstands and Organic-Rich transgressive shales - Hallmarks of Mississippian Sequences in North Arkansas and Southern Missouri
Robert Handford, Consultant
Lithostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy and depositional dynamics of the Lower Mississippian
Walter Manger, University of Arkansas
Syn-tectonic Sedimentation on a Back-stepping Mississippian Shelf Margin, Western Ozarks
Kevin Evans, Missouri State University
Lower Mississipian Diachronous Prograding Wedges: Mechanism for Reservoir Compartmentalization
Darwin Boardman, Oklahoma State University
Oil Generation, Migration, and Accumulation in the Mississippian Petroleum System Model, Anadarko Basin
Debra Higley-Feldman, USGS (Denver)
Mississippian Carbonate and Chert Reservoirs in Kansas: Integrating Log, Core, and Seismic Information
Lynn Watney, Kansas Geological Society
Developing a Mississippian “Chat” Play in Osage County, OK: A Case History in the Highway 60 Trend
Ron Snyder, Ceja Energy
Advanced Log Applications to Derive Reservoir Properties in the Mississippian Lime
Charlie Smith, Halliburton
Integration of Core and Log Petrophysics: Case Studies in the Mississippian of Kansas
John Doveton, Kansas Geological Society
United States Geological Survey (Denver)
Debra Higley, a research geologist with the Energy Resources Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver, Colorado, is the 2013 President of the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists. Her 30 years with the USGS were preceded by five years in uranium exploration. Her research includes oil and gas resource assessment for basins in North and South America, 1-D and 4-D petroleum system modeling for Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent basins, and reservoir characterization. Publications associated with these topics include formal papers, maps, a software program, and data releases. Debra received an M.S. in geochemistry and Ph.D. in geology from the Colorado School of Mines, and a B.S. in geology from Colorado Mesa University.
Dr. C. Robertson Handford
Dr. C. Robertson Handford received his Ph.D. in geology from Louisiana State University in 1976. He has spent most of his professional career in the petroleum industry researching chiefly within the field of sedimentology and stratigraphy. He has worked for the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, the research laboratories of Unocal, Amoco, and Arco. He recently retired from a senior geological advisor position at Hess Corporation in Houston. Currently, he is a consulting sedimentologist and stratigrapher based in Mountain View, Arkansas. Dr. Handford was selected as AAPG Distinguished Lecturer for 1995-96 in carbonate sequence stratigraphy. He has received the SEPM Excellence of Oral Presentation Award on two different occasions, the SEPM Excellence of Poster Presentation Award, second runner-up for the AAPG Jules Braunstein Memorial Award, and SEPM Excellence of Presentation Honorable Mention. He also received Honorable Mention for Best Paper published in SEPM’s Journal of Sedimentary Research in 1995.
Charles H. (Charlie) Smith
Charles H. (Charlie) Smith received a B.S. in Mining Engineering from the University of Arizona. He worked 18 years for Schlumberger starting as a field engineer then continuing in sales and management, eventually managing the Rocky Mountain region for the Flopetrol-Johnston subsidiary. During his time at Schlumberger, he was awarded seven of the prestigious “Wildcatter” awards for log analysis leading to the discovery of productive reservoirs. He joined Halliburton in 1999 where he currently works as Senior Account Leader in Oklahoma City. He co-wrote the Bray-Smith equation for NMR T2 bin distribution derived permeability and has written, or been co-author, on over 30 different technical papers presented around the world at conferences for SPE and AAPG. These papers are focused on permeability from NMR responses and application of dipole sonic data for completion efficiency utilizing vertical and horizontal rock mechanical properties. Smith’s continuing work is focused on utilizing geological information to most efficiently design completions.
Missouri State University
Kevin Evans received his B.S. in geology at Southwest Missouri State University in 1986. He was awarded masters and doctoral degrees in geology from the University of Kansas in 1989 and 1997. With a specialty in carbonate stratigraphy and a passion for field work, opportunities in the Great Basin, western Wyoming, the western Brooks Range, and Antarctica were difficult for him to pass. Summer internships with Shell in 1987 and Mobil in 1991 and 1993 offered practical experience in the petroleum industry. Evans worked seven years with the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, California in the Coastal and Marine Geology and Energy Programs. He served on the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) 1002 Area and National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska (NPRA) assessment teams. Returning to academia at Missouri State University in 2002, Evans continues to build on his experience in Mississippian strata, which includes the Madison Group, Joana Limestone, Chainman Shale, Kuna and Kayak Shales, and Utukok and Kogruk Limestones. Mississippian tectonism and sequence stratigraphy and the Weaubleau impact structure are principal focuses in Missouri geology.
Dr. John Doveton
Kansas Geological Society
Dr. John Doveton is a Senior Scientific Fellow at the Kansas Geological Survey engaged in research and applications in the log analysis, mathematical geology, and petroleum geology. After graduating with a bachelor degree from Oxford and PhD from the University of Edinburgh in geology, he was an Exploration Geologist for Mobil Oil in Canada. He has taught petrophysical log analysis at the University of Kansas since 1975, as well as in academia and industry in North and South America, the Middle East, Europe, India and Australia. He has been a Distinguished Speaker for the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts. Dr. Doveton has authored three textbooks in log analysis and is a co-author of petrophysical computer software.
Dr. Darwin Boardman
Oklahoma State University
Dr. Darwin Boardman II is an Associate Professor of Geology at the Boone Pickens School of Geology at Oklahoma State University. He has been on the faculty at OSU since January 1992. He holds graduate degrees from Ohio University (M.S.) and Texas Tech University (Ph.D.). His specialty is ammonoid and conodont biostratigraphy, and sequence stratigraphy. Recent studies include publications on Carboniferous and Lower Permian conodont and ammonoid biostratigraphy, and sequence stratigraphy. He serves as a voting member on the Subcommission of Carboniferous Stratigraphy of the OUGS.
Venue: The Skirvin Hilton
The Skirvin Hilton is a historic hotel located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. For over a century, this landmark hotel has accommodated some of the world’s most influential people, from presidents and politicians to actors and athletes. In 2007, the famous Skirvin building was architecturally restored to ensure that it remains a historically significant landmark in the Oklahoma City landscape.
The Skirvin Hilton is the go-to venue for business people, event hosts, and party-goers alike. With spectacular ballrooms and lavish boardrooms, the Skirvin Hilton’s meeting and event space is ideal for just about any event. And with a hands-on events services team to organize and/or run the show, Skirvin Hilton events are happily hassle- and headache-free.
For the business traveler, the Skirvin Hilton’s hotel business center provides a highly efficient and effective work environment with a variety of services, office equipment, and high-speed Internet access. Health-conscious guests will enjoy working out on the latest cardio and strength equipment in the fitness center before taking a dip in the heated indoor pool.
And because all of that work or play will surely build up an appetite, the Skirvin Hilton offers two on-location options for dining and imbibing. The Park Avenue Grill is full of Southwestern charm and American cuisine with a Southern twist. The Red Piano Bar is all about smooth, live jazz and signature cocktails.
Regardless of the reason behind your stay at the Skirvin Hilton, our goal is to make your experience comfortable, relaxing and, most of all, memorable.
For more information please visit the Skirvin Hilton website.