North America GTW
26-28 March 2012 | San Antonio, Texas
While known for years to contain oil and gas, Eagle Ford shale in South Texas has recently come into its own due to the advent of new technology, which allow explorationists to identify and drill for productive zones, and to economically recover the hydrocarbons.
Join us for an interdisciplinary workshop that focuses on the exploration and production life cycle of an Eagle Ford unit or field.
We will start by defining the Eagle Ford through its geochemical, geological, and geophysical profiles. We will then take a look at the geological framework, including basin analysis to gain an understanding of the depositional environment, and the regimes that influence structure and stratigraphy.
The presentations will include a discussion of determining where to drill using old and new seismic (including full azimuth seismic), how to determine sweet spots, and which well logs to run and how to reevaluate old ones.
Reservoir characterization as it applies to case studies and field development will be examined, and there will be presentations on how to optimize drilling and completion operations, including considerations of drilling fluids, geosteering, hydraulic fracturing, proppant selection, frac fluid selection, and geomechanical considerations. We will conclude by examining future directions, with a view to field development, refracing operations, enhanced oil recovery, and stimulation.
Program - Basic Structure of the Event
Registration closed. Onsite registration wil be available.
No Refund for Cancellations
*Field trip fee includes bus transport, one-night room stay, guidebook, and all meals.
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