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Explorer Emphasis Article

Intimidated at the wellsite? Geologists who keep up to speed on developments involving drilling fluids and new techniques can be enormously valuable.

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Explorer Article

Small independents also have chosen an acquisitions strategy to achieve steady growth.

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Scientists are feverishly working to determine if the desolate land that is southwest Texas' Maverick Basin might develop into the next hot coalbed methane play.

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The Minerals Management Service has once again set a new five-year outer continental shelf leasing program and -- surprise, surprise -- the Gulf of Mexico remains the jewel in the U.S. offshore crown.

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Life was fairly predictable prior to 1973, Texas State Geologist Scott Tinker noted during a 'power lunch' presentation at the recent APPEX event. Then the Arab oil embargo hit, triggering the first major energy price spike.

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Explorer Geophysical Corner

This month's column is titled 'Multi-Component, Time-Lapse Seismology for Monitoring Reservoir Production Processes.'

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Time-lapse, or so-called 4-D, seismic technology is proving its worth as a reservoir management tool -- not just on new fields where the technique is applied from inception, but at all stages of a field's lifecycle.

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Deep water off the Congo successes credited to 3D seismic studies.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

The handful of major international oil companies that negotiated concessions with the Angolan government in the early to mid-1990s seem like geniuses today.

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Seismic contractors -- What's next? Nobody is ready to proclaim the dark days over for seismic contractors, but companies are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

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Short Course
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tuesday, 11 August Thursday, 13 August 2020, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

The lecture content provides a summary of the fundamentals of deep marine systems. The principal goal of the course is to provide subsurface interpreters with a methodology and hands on experience in seismic, logs, and core interpretation of deep-water deposits. 

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VG Abstract

Hydraulic fracturing has been around for decades. This talk describes some of the first applications of the technology, how it developed over time, and our current understanding of its impacts with some discussion of both water and earthquake hazards.

Request a visit from Sherilyn Williams-Stroud!

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VG Abstract

Analysis of microseismicity induced by hydraulic fracture stimulation in the Marcellus Shale shows changes in stress state for different zones of failure. During the treatment, shear failure occurs on both the J1 and J2 fracture orientations in response to different maximum stress orientations, indicating localized changes in the orientation during the treatment. Reactivation of a fault near the wellbore is associated with failure mechanisms with a higher volumetric component, indicating possible inflation of faults and fractures by the introduction of the slurry. Quantification of the stress conditions that are associated with inflation could potentially be used to optimize the stimulation by identifying which fractures will preferentially take on slurry volume.

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VG Abstract

Microseismicity induced by hydraulic fracture stimulation of a horizontal well was mapped with a near-surface buried array. Distinct linear trends of events were not parallel to the direction of fast shear wave polarization measured in the reservoir with a crossed-dipole anisotropy tool. Analysis of core from a nearby well revealed numerous calcite-filled fractures that did not induce shear wave polarization, but did significantly impact the failure behavior of the reservoir rock during the stimulation treatment. Hydraulic fracture simulation with DFN modeling and source mechanism analysis supports the interpretation of reactivated existing fractures rather than the formation of hydraulically-induced tensile fractures.

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VG Abstract

This is a less-technical education topic. It can be condensed to an hour or given as 2 two-hour sessions. It stresses selected controversial aspects of fracking that touch some combination of environment and economics and includes a short video of how fracking is done.

Request a visit from David Weinberg!

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