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Dave Pursell
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Tudor Pickering Holt & Co.
 
Britt Dearman
Sr. Vice President
Southern Region
Forest Oil Corp
 
Michael Beattie
Geologist
Mist Mountain Energy
 
Mike Loudermilk
Operations Manager for
Drilling & Completions
Lime Rock Resources
 
Gregory Wrightstone
Geologist
Wrightstone Consulting
 
Doug Walser
Technology Manager
Pinnacle, a Halliburton Co.
 
Kirby Walker
Senior Completion Engineering Advisor
Chevron
 
Matt Curry
Director of Business Development
Range Resources
 
 
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INVITATION FROM OUR CO-SPONSOR & EVENT CHAIR PERSON:
 
Lewis Energy Group® and The Energy Forum are hosting our 2nd Annual December roundtable discussion. This year we are focused on Improving Drilling, Completions & Operational Success through applying Geologic & Geophysical Considerations & Enhanced Planning December 11th, 2014 at the Hilton Airport Hotel in San Antonio, Texas
 
The meetings of The Energy Forum provide a very casual & intimate setting for the industry's best & brightest industry experts to discuss in detail topics important to all our bottom lines.
 
As a long time participant in The Energy Forum events, I invite and encourage you to join us in a daylong conference where we will hear relevant speakers talk and discuss about how to improve profits from Unconventionals & Shale Plays.
 
 
STAN JUMPER
Executive Vice President Exploration
LEWIS ENERGY GROUP®
 
AGENDA:
 
7:30 to 8:30
Check In - Continential Breakfast - Networking
8:30 to 9:15
Co-Chairs Welcome and Opening Comments
Neil P. Staley, C.E.O. THE ENERGY FORUM, LLC
Stan Jumper, Executive Vice President Exploration, LEWIS ENERGY GROUP
9:15 to 10:00
What are the Challenges? What obstacles do you see? What hurts profits? During Exploration, Drilling - Completions & Production? Or During Operations?
Quality Drilling Rig Availability, Rotary Steerable vs Conventional bent motor, Geosteering and micro-managing laterals, Elemental Analytics, Chemical Tracers, Frac Coordination of "Sweet Spots", Optimum Well Spacing, Optimum frac Design, Adequate Mid Stream Capacity, Not understanding geology or conducting enough tests to accurately predict results. Plus much more!
Neil P. Staley, C.E.O. THE ENERGY FORUM, LLC
10:00 to 10:30
Networking Break
10:30 to 11:15
Geologic and Reservoir Considerations When Completing Horizontal Wells
Mechanical completion aspects of horizontal wells and what should be considered from a geologic and reservoir perspective to optimize the design and maximize production.
Rocky Seale, Independent Completions Consultant
11:15 to 12:00
Integrating Surface Microseismic Imaging with Downhole Microseismic Monitoring - A Practical Approach
Surface microseismic imaging techniques have matured over the past 3 - 5 years to the point where it is relatively easy to forecast which parameters will have the most impact on specific deliverables. Several of these deliverables may be constrained with the judicious use of simultaneous downhole microseismic arrays. This presentation looks at the fiscal value of combining downhole microseismic with surface microseismic, and taking advantage of the strengths of each of the two technologies when making fiscal decisions related to well and fracture spacing.
Doug Walser, Technology Manager, PINNACLE A HALLIBURTON CO.
12:00 to 1:00
Networking Luncheon
1:00 to 1:45
Enhanced well planning for unconventional reservoirs using well and seismic integration
Authors: *Steve Adcock, Hardeep Jaglan; Claire Pierard; Kristoffer Rimaila; Arnaud Huck (dGB Earth Sciences); Steve Jensen and Eric von Lunen (Nexen-CNOOC Ltd) G&G considerations for integrating well and seismic knowledge and data are critical to an adequate return on investment when planning wells in unconventionals. If the reservoir quality is not there, or cannot be enhanced, other considerations will be of lesser value. The primary G&G property for evaluating well placement within the reservoir is porosity. Porosity relates most directly to the velocity and density information available from our seismic data, and when correctly calibrated using the well data, can be used to extrapolate reservoir response away from the borehole. This calibration process may be accomplished a number of ways, but one method which has produced useful results is called trace matching. This workflow creates pseudo wells from existing well data that represent the range of "what if" scenarios envisioned by the geoscientists and engineers managing the reservoir. These "what if", or "pseudo" wells, represent possible changes in unit thickness, or porosity, volume of shale or clay, fluid phase, etc. In our trace matching workflow the theoretical seismic response for the pseudo wells is calculated using forward modeling techniques. These 1D forward models can then be compared directly to the seismic. The similarity between these pseudo well models and the seismic traces are an estimate of how well seismic responses match the "what if" predictions. They provide a link between rock properties estimated from wells and the seismic response to the reservoir away from the well. This process can be used to create a probabilistic distribution of rock properties estimated from well log analysis and predicted by seismic.
Steve Adcock, Director of Operations, North America, dGB Earth Sciences
1:45 to 2:30
What Technologies are improving unconventional / shale play profits? What Practices are improving unconventional / shale play profits? How are these Play Dependent? How can they be improved?
Completions involving hydrocarbons, Drill bit technologies increasing ROP, Shortening well spacing, Drilling wells underbalanced, Improved proppant diversion technology, Pad Drilling-optimizing logistics, Complex nano fluids / Nano surfactants, Reservoir Modeling, Improved understand of subsurface properties in certain shale plays. Plus much more!
Neil P. Staley, C.E.O. THE ENERGY FORUM, LLC
2:30 to 3:00
Networking Break
3:00 to 4:15
Optimizing Rig Mobilizations and Improving the Bottom Line
Actual rig move times showing a reduction from 7 days to 4 days to move. Discussion addresses 4 key areas, Streamlined Procedures, Max Equipment Utilization, Intelligent Rig Design and Effective Communication
Thad Dunham, Principal Owner, FLAT TIME REDUCTION
4:15 to 5:00
What Future Technologies / Practices are foreseeable for near term utilization that may increase unconventional / shale play profitability?
Batch Drilling, Monitoring Microseismic in Horizontal wells, Fracing in Low Energy Oil Window, Small scale "gas to liquids" plants, ReFrac Tools, Cemented sleeve completions, "Right Sized" Fracs, Hydro Jet Fracturing, Seismic processing to better measure subsurface attributes, Chemical diverter materials, Coil Tubing Fracing in South Texas. Plus much more!
Neil P. Staley, C.E.O. THE ENERGY FORUM, LLC
5:00
Conclusions and Adjourn
 
 
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