North America GTW
The Eagle Ford Play: Integrated Technology Approaches to Exploration and Production
26-28 March 2012 | San Antonio, Texas
Eagle Ford Field Trip: Val Verde & Terrell Counties, Texas
|Leaders:||Art Donovan, Scott Staerker, & Aris Pramudito: BP|
|Depart:||Saturday, 3 pm, March 24, 2012. Airport Security Parking, 1106 Halm Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78216|
|Return:||Sunday evening, 9 pm, March 25, 2012, Airport Security Parking|
$475 per person
Includes bus transport, room in Ramada Del Rio Saturday night, guidebook, and all meals.
|Enrollment:||Maximum 39 persons.|
Who Should Attend?
This field trip will be of interest to petroleum geologists, especially stratigraphers and sedimentologists, interested in shale plays.
Register Now. Detailed instructions and forms will be emailed after registration is received.
Probably some of the best exposures of a major source rock/nonconventional mudstone reservoir in the U.S. can be found in Eagle Ford (Boquillas) outcrops along and near U.S. Highway 90 just north of Del Rio, Texas, in Val Verde and Terrell counties. In these outcrops, organic-rich calcareous mudstones similar in age and facies to the strata being exploited in the subsurface of Webb, LaSalle and McMullen counties to the southeast can be studied. With thousands of feet of lateral continuity and hundreds of feet of vertical relief these Eagle Ford exposures provide a unique opportunity to examine the lateral continuity and vertical variability of nonconventional mudstone reservoirs, their facies, mechanical properties, as well as sequence stratigraphic setting at a scale similar to completions in the subsurface.
The purpose of this field seminar is to use the Eagle Ford exposures of south Texas as props to facilitate discussions on the geologic, engineering, petrophysical, geochemical and geophysical challenges associated with exploring and exploiting oil and gas resources from nonconventional mudstone reservoirs. The field seminar leaders’ specialties span a wide variety of geoscience and engineering disciplines. All have worked the Eagle Ford and other nonconventional mudstone plays in the subsurface of North America and thus bring a wealth of multi discipline expertise, knowledge and experience to the subject of nonconventional mudstone reservoirs.
Many of the key localities that will be visited during this field trip are on private property with restricted access, making this field trip a very unique opportunity to study many of the classic Eagle Ford localities in south Texas which have been inaccessible to over a generation of geoscientists.
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