Permian Basin Geology & Geophysics Forum 2014

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As operators in the Permian Basin increasingly turn their attention towards unconventional plays including the Wolfcamp, Bone Spring, Spraberry and Cline, geologists, geophysicists and petrophysicists working in the region are finding themselves faced with a fresh set of challenges.

With key acreage positions now secured and many sweet spots already identified, geoscientists working in the Permian Basin's unconventional plays are now looking towards using geological & geophysical data to maximize well productivity & optimize drilling & completions strategies.

Organized in collaboration with leading Permian Basin E&Ps, the inaugural Permian Basin Geology & Geophysics Congress 2014 (July 15 - 16, Houston, Texas) will be the first E&P led technical forum specifically designed for geologists, geophysicist and petrophysicists working in unconventional plays in the Permian Basin.

Leading E&Ps in the Permian Basin will provide 20+ brand new case studies providing practical solutions from real life experience in incorporating geological and geophysical data into successful drilling and completions strategies that maximize well productivity.

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Permian Basin Geology & Geophysics Forum 2014

  1. 1. The First Dedicated Forum For Permian Basin Geology & Geophysics Professionals Working In Unconventional Plays Analyzing How E&Ps In The Permian Basin Are Using Geological & Geophysical Data To Maximize Productivity Optimize Drilling Completions Strategies In The Wolfcamp, Spraberry, Bone Spring, Cline Other Key Permian Basin Formations Key Issues To Be Discussed Include: July 15-16, 2014 | Houston | Texas Darryl James VP Exploration Tall City Exploration M Follow us @UnconventOilGas www.permian-geology-geophysics-2014.com Register By Friday May 16, 2014 SAVE $400 • PLAY BY PLAY ANALYSIS: Explaining how geological geophysical information is being used to optimize productivity in plays including the: • WOLFCAMP • BONE SPRING • SPRABERRY • CLINE • USING SEISMIC IN THE PERMIAN BASIN: Evaluating how operators are using seismic data to identify productive well locations optimize completions in Permian Basin plays • MAPPING FAULTS NATURAL FRACTURES: Determining how operators are modeling faults natural fractures using this information to plan drilling completions strategy maximize productivity in Permian Basin plays • WELL LOGGING CORE SAMPLING: Understanding how to integrate data from well logs core samples to build a reservoir description that helps improve the performance of the field • MATCHING PETROPHYSICAL AND GEOMECHANICAL PROPERTIES TO PRODUCTIVITY: Explaining how porosity permeability distributions, grain size, maturity, organic richness, oil in place and brittleness are being used to accurately predict the productivity of Permian Basin reservoirs Keith Skaar VP Exploration Element Petroleum Organized By: FEATURING 20 + EXPERT SPEAKERS INCLUDING: Randy Nickerson VP Exploration Caza Petroleum Bill Fairhurst VP Exploration Eagle Oil Gas Co. John Worrall Partner Manzano Energy Mayank Malik Formation Testing SME Chevron Zhipeng Liu Petrophysicist Kinder Morgan David Grace Business Development Exploration Manager ExL Petroleum
  2. 2. Need to generate new sales leads, launch a new product, engage key decision makers, build new future business relationships in key markets, or simply educate the industry about a new product? Then you need to exhibit at the Permian Basin Geology Geophysics Congress 2014. Our busy exhibit area is an integral part of the Congress and is of genuine practical value to delegates, who are looking for new solutions and technologies. Exhibiting at the congress will help you position yourself as a market leader and centre of excellence to the key decision makers in the industry. For further information, please contact: info@american-business-conferences.com or + (1) 800 721 3915 Register By Friday May 16, 2014 SAVE $400 www.permian-geology-geophysics-2014.com  (1) 800 721 3915  info@american-business-conferences.com As operators in the Permian Basin increasingly turn their attention towards unconventional plays including the Wolfcamp, Bone Spring, Spraberry and Cline, geologists, geophysicists and petrophysicists working in the region are finding themselves faced with a fresh set of challenges. With key acreage positions now secured and many sweet spots already identified, geoscientists working in the Permian Basin’s unconventional plays are now looking towards using geological geophysical data to maximize well productivity optimize drilling completions strategies. Organized in collaboration with leading Permian Basin EPs, the inaugural Permian Basin Geology Geophysics Congress 2014 (July 15 - 16, Houston, Texas) will be the first EP led technical forum specifically designed for geologists, geophysicist and petrophysicists working in unconventional plays in the Permian Basin. Leading EPs in the Permian Basin will provide 20+ brand new case studies providing practical solutions from real life experience in incorporating geological and geophysical data into successful drilling and completions strategies that maximize well productivity. Day One will focus on the use of geological and geophysical data in relation to drilling and completions strategies in the Permian Basin. The day will start by examining the play-by-play analysis of the geological and geophysical strategies that are having most success in maximizing productivity in the Wolfcamp, Bone Spring, Cline and Spraberry plays. These technical sessions will include an analysis of finding optimal zones within sweet spots; the use of both 3D seismic and microseismic; the mapping of faults and natural fractures and the varying geosteering methods being put to use in the Permian, all to determine the best drilling completions strategy. Day Two will focus on the use of geological, geophysical and petrophysical data for building a reservoir description that engenders reliable EUR calculations and well productivity. The day will commence by addressing the use of well logs, core samples and sequence stratigraphy in the field. These technical undertakings will be evaluated in detail, particularly on where they are being used efficiently and effectively by operators to maximize well productivity. The day will progress with a break down of the petrophysical and geomechanical properties that are being used by operators and how these properties - from Porosity, Permeability and Grain Size to Maturity, Oil In Place and Brittleness - are being used to helpfully navigate operators towards their most productive results in the Permian Basin. The event will be an unmissable opportunity for any geoscience professional working in unconventional plays in the Permian Basin to learn from their peers on the practical geological and geophysical strategies that are cost- effectively maximizing productivity throughout the basin’s hottest plays. Venue Information: George R. Brown Convention Center Houston First Corporation 1001 Avenida de las Americas Houston Texas 77010 USA Tel: 800-427-4697 Web: www.houstonconventionctr.com Sponsorship And Exhibition Opportunities Geoscience Manager, Le Norman Operating LLC “One of the best congresses I’ve ever attended. I learned something from every presentation” VP Geoscience, Liberty Resources LLC “Great way to get up to speed quickly on multiple shale plays” Associate Geologist, Brigham Resources “Looking forward to attending again next year”
  3. 3. USING GEOLOGICAL GEOPHYSICAL DATA TO OPTIMIZE DRILLING COMPLETIONS Explaining How Geological Geophysical Data Is Being Correlated To Productivity In The Key Permian Basin Plays Used To Optimize Drilling Completions Strategies Day 1 Tuesday July 15, 2014 8.30 Chair’s Opening Remarks WOLFCAMP FOCUS 8.40 Understanding How Operators Are Using Geological Geophysical Data To Optimize Drilling Completions Strategies In The Wolfcamp • Examining how information on faults and natural fractures has been used to help maximize the productivity of Wolfcamp operations • Evaluating the success of using 3D seismic data and microseismic to optimize completions strategies in the Wolfcamp • Explaining how bore hole imaging has been used in the Wolfcamp to determine optimal horizontal stress directions  • Providing examples of techniques that have been used to identify the most productive zones within sweet spots in the Wolfcamp 9.00 CASE STUDY A: Bill Fairhurst, Vice President Exploration, Eagle Oil Gas 9.30 Question Answer Session 9.40 CASE STUDY B: David Grace, Business Development Exploration Manager, ExL Petroleum 10.10 Question Answer Session 10.20 Morning Refreshments Served In Exhibition Showcase Area BONE SPRING FOCUS 10.30  Providing A Case Study On How Data From Core Analysis Well Logs Has Been Integrated To Maximize Productivity In The Bone Spring • Analyzing how geological information has been used to determine optimal horizontal drilling orientation • Specifying how data from open hole logs have been used to maximize the productivity of Bone Spring wells • Determining optimal strategies for using core data to predict productivity and optimize Bone Spring drilling and completions • Explaining which types of petrophysical data are proving most useful in finding the best locations for placing wells in the Bone Spring wells 10.30 CASE STUDY A: Randy Nickerson, Vice President Exploration, Caza Oil Gas 11.00 Question Answer Session 11.10 CASE STUDY B: John Worrall, Co-Owner, Manzano Energy Partners 11.40 Question Answer Session SPRABERRY PANEL 11.50 Panel Discussion: Evaluating Which Geological Criteria Are Proving Most Useful In Identifying Optimal Pay Zones In The Spraberry Formation This session will consist of a panel discussion between several of the speaker faculty before opening up to extended question and answer from the audience. Key points of focus will include: • Examining the importance of porosity and permeability in predicting the productivity of targets in the Spraberry • Determining which combination of rock types and grain sizes are proving most productive in the Spraberry • Determining whether depth and pressure values are proving to be reliable indicators of productivity in the Spraberry • Evaluating how oil in place has been calculated in Spraberry wells and how key it was to making the decision to drill • Panel Discussion Amongst Speaker Faculty 12.20 Extended Question And Answer Session 12.30 Networking Lunch Served In Exhibition Showcase Area CLINE FOCUS 1.30 Explaining Geological Geophysical Strategies For Identifying Exploiting Horizontal Targets In The Cline Shale • Evaluating how geological and geophysical variables have been correlated to productivity to determine optimal horizontal targets for Cline shale operations • Understanding how operators in the Cline shale are dealing with the variability and heterogeneity of reservoirs across the lateral length • Examining which logging tools are working best for horizontals in the Cline shale • Gaining insight into how geological information has been used to determine the maximum and minimum horizontal stress directions ChrisFaulkner,CEO,BreitlingEnergy 2.00 Question Answer Session SWEET SPOTS Examining Strategies For Finding The Optimal Zones Within Sweet Spots In The Permian Basin SWEET SPOTS 2.10 Explaining How Mapping Techniques, Logs, Seismic Microseismic Can Be Used To Identify Sweetspots Optimize Completions In The Wolfcamp • Explaining how to use data on brittleness, kerogen content, TOC, porosity, permeability and mineralogy to identify sweet spots in the Wolfcamp • Integrating data from core anlaysis, wireline logs, mug logs and computed logs to map the pay thickness • Using logs to optimizing perf-clusters based on lithology, brittleness and organics  • Providing examples of how seismic, microseismic and geosteering can be used to optimize well productivity in the Wolfcamp A.DarrylJames,VPExploration,TallCityExploration USING SEISMIC IN THE PERMIAN BASIN Evaluating How Operators Are Using Seismic Data To Identify Productive Well Locations Optimize Completions In Permian Basin Plays 3D SEISMIC 2.50 Examining How 3D Seismic Is Being Used In Permian Basin Plays To Identify The Most Productive Locations For Wells • Analyzing which seismic attributes are valuable pre- drill indicators of reservoir properties • Understanding which seismic attributes have been shown to correlate to good well EURs • Identifying how geophysical data from 3D seismic can be integrated with geological data to optimally identify sweet spots • Evaluating how successful the use of seismic inversion has been in the Permian and what kind of data quality is required to use it • Explaining how to use AVO to analyze pre-stack for the purpose of modeling amplitude vs. offset anomalies • Determining how seismic can be used to avoid carbonate areas in order to target unconventional prospects TimothySmith,President,PetroLucrum 3.20 Question Answer Session 3.30 Afternoon Refreshments Served In Exhibition Showcase Area MICROSEISMIC 4.00 Determining How Microseismic Can Be Used To Observe Track The Creation Of Fractures In Permian Basin Reservoirs How This Can Help Optimize Completions Strategy • Examining the extent to which microseismic is working in unconventional plays in the Permian Basin • Understanding what practical impact microseismic is having on optimizing productivity during completions • Gaining insight into how microseismic data can be related to OBMI and FMI image logs • Evaluating whether microseismic is worth the extra expense it incurs in terms of the value of the date it yields TimothySmith,President,PetroLucrum 4.30 Question Answer Session MAPPING FAULTS NATURAL FRACTURES Determining How Operators Are Modelling Faults Natural Fractures Using This Information To Optimize Drilling Completions Strategy Maximize Productivity In Permian Basin Plays MICROFRACTURING IN TIGHT ROCKS 4.40 Assessing The Optimal Microfracturing Strategies In Tight Rocks Of The Delaware Basin To Understand Their Impact On Well Productivity • Discussing a microfracturing case study from the Delaware Basin • Comparing microfracture testing vs fracture injection testing • Using image logs to identify induced fractures • Integrating results with sonic logs to optimize completion design MayankMalik,FormationTestingSME,Chevron 5.10 Question Answer Session GEOSTEERING IN THE PERMIAN BASIN Providing Updates On Which Geosteering Strategies Are Helping Optimize Horizontal Drilling Operations In The Permian Basin GEOSTEERING 4.50 Detailing Which Geosteering Techniques Are Working Best In The Permian Basin For Staying In The Zone Whilst Drilling • Explaining which geosteering methods have had the most practical success in improving productivity in Permian Basin operations • Understanding the pros and cons of using gamma ray information to steer and survey data whilst drilling • Analyzing the benefits of using surface analysis of drill cuttings to provide data for improved geosteering • Determining whether the use of geosteering during drilling is worth the extra expense or whether good enough results can be achieved without it 5.20 Question Answer Session 5.20 Chair’s Closing Remarks End Of Day 1 5.30 - 6.30 Networking Drinks Reception In Exhibition Showcase Area www.permian-geology-geophysics-2014.com  (1) 800 721 3915  info@american-business-conferences.com
  4. 4. 8.50 Chair’s Opening Remarks WELL LOGS, CORE SAMPLES SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHY Understanding How To Integrate Data From Well Logs Core Samples To Build A Reservoir Description That Helps Improve The Performance Of The Field OPEN HOLE LOGS 9.00 Evaluating The Advantages Disadvantages Of Using Open Hole Logs In Permian Basin Wells In Terms Of Cost Impact On Optimizing Productivity • Analyzing whether operators can save money by doing cased hole logging only or whether it makes economic sense to do open hole logs also • Clarifying how open hole logs can be optimally used to identify the most productive locations for wells • Determining how to use bore hole imaging in combination with other open hole logs to pick sequence stratigraphy boundaries • Understanding how to extrapolate core sample and geochemical data to open hole logs • Examining the availability of open hole logs for large hole sizes JayLeaver,Geologist,ReadStevens 9.30 Question Answer Session CORE ANALYSIS 10.00 Gaining Insight Into How Core Data Has Be Used To Identify Productive Well Locations Also Determine Which Attributes Caused Less Productive Wells To Be Unsuccessful • Understanding how to use core data to identify landing zones that will lead to maximum productivity • Determining the extent to which fracture patterns can be detected and quantified in core samples • Examining what kind of image log interpretations you can draw from an interval being examined in the core • Analyzing how cores taken after drilling can be used in post mortem analysis for determining why a well failed • Evaluating what lessons can be learnt from analyzing FMI logs that have been run in the same well bore that a core has been pulled from KeithSkaar,VicePresidentExploration,ElementPetroleum 10.30 Question Answer Session 10.40 Morning Refreshments Served In Exhibition Showcase Area SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHY CASE STUDY A 11.10 Understanding How To Use Sequence Stratigraphy From Core Well Logs In The Permian Basin To Determine Reservoir Lithology Quality • Explaining how stratigraphic sequences are expressed in Paleozoic black shales in the Permian Basin • Understanding the connection between stratigraphy, lithology and reservoir quality • Evaluating geographic controls on reservoir lithology and reservoir quality and analyzing the role of burial depth NickHarris,Professor,DepartmentofEarthandAtmosphericSciences, UniversityofAlberta 11.40 Question Answer Session SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHY CASE STUDY B 11.50 Deciphering How Sequence Stratigraphy Can Be Used As A Predictor Of Sweet Spots In Permian Basin Plays • Explaining how sequence stratigraphy can be used to determine the economic potential of reservoirs in the Permian Basin • Evaluating how regional stratigraphy can be a predictor of fracture patterns that may affect productivity • Understanding how to optimally integrate stratigraphic data with core data to accurately predict productivity • Analyzing the importance of bed thickness as a predictor of productivity TimothySmith,President,PetroLucrum 12.20 Question Answer Session 12.30 Networking Lunch Served In Exhibition Showcase Area BREAK DOWN: PETROPHYSICAL AND GEOMECHANICAL PROPERTIES Using Porosity Permeability, Grain Size, Maturity, Organic Richness, Oil In Place Brittleness To Predict Productivity In The Permian Basin OIL SATURATION 1.30 Providing A Case Study On How To Use The Latest Technological Advances To Make An Accurate Quantitative Estimation Of Oil Saturation In A Permian Basin Play • Identifying the difficulties of determining oil saturation using an open hole resistivity method and explaining how they can be overcome • Harnessing recent advances in cased hole pulse neutron logging technology to allow gas saturation measurement • Explaining how to use cased hole logging techniques to help determine oil saturation in carbonate rocks ZhipengLiu,Petrophysicist,KinderMorgan 2.00 Question Answer Session MINERALOGY AND COMPOSITION 2.10 Investigating How Composition and Mineralogical Variability May • Impact Completion and Production Results • What is the extent of mineralogical variation in the Permian Basin • How do mineralogical and compositional variations between and within plays impact completion strategies and production results • Can mineralogy and composition be used to determine production sweet spotsLaboratory testing of mineralogical controls over productivity CallumHetherington,GeologistProfessor,TexasTech University 2.40 Question Answer Session 2.50 Afternoon Refreshments Served In Exhibition Showcase Area BRITTLENESS 3.20 Explaining Techniques For Determining Brittleness That Have Proven Successful In The Permian Basin To Accurately Predict How Rocks Might Fail Under Stimulation • Understanding which petrophysical equations are best suited for determining brittleness in the Permian Basin • Analyzing how to integrate data from open hole logs with core data to accurately measure brittleness • Determining whether comparisons of data sets where both open hole log and core data are available can be used to make inferences about areas where core data is unavailable • Evaluating what can be done to optimize data sets for predicting the brittleness of rocks and how they will impact the way they fail JeffKelley,Petrophysicist,HighmountEP 3.50 Question Answer Session POROSITY PERMEABILITY 4.00 Evaluating The Importance Of Porosity Permeability Distribution In Predicting The Productivity Of Reservoirs In The Permian Basin • Examining best practice in figuring out the permeability of rocks in the key Permian Basin plays • Understanding what the key differences in terms of permeability distribution have been between productive and non-productive wells in the Permian Basin • Assessing how porosity distributions are affecting productivity in different Permian Basin plays • Getting an accurate relationship between actual effective porosity and wire line log responses 4.30 Question Answer Session 4.40 Chair’s Closing Remarks End Of Conference Day 2 Wednesday July 16, 2014 DAY 2: INTEGRATING GEOLOGICAL DATA TO PREDICT PRODUCTIVITY Examining Best Practical Usage Of Data From Core Sampling Well Logs In The Permian Basin Evaluating Which Petrophysical Properties Are The Most Accurate Predictors Of Productivity www.permian-geology-geophysics-2014.com  (1) 800 721 3915  info@american-business-conferences.com Engage In Open Discussions Extended Networking Opportunities
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