We’re excited about the interdisciplinary, practical and immediately applicable nature of the presentations to be given at our Geosciences Technology Workshop on the Marcellus – Utica Shales in Baltimore, May 23-25.  It will be an action-packed three days, filled with information, discussions, interaction, and networking.  All participants will receive special notes, and will have access to information that is not available to the public.

The GTW will be held at the Pier V hotel in Baltimore, and we will have a special group rate available ($169/night).  The phone number to call for reservations is 866-583-4162, and they need to mention they are with AAPG to get that rate.  Cut-off date for reservations is Sunday, May 1 — after that, reservations are on a space-available basis, and may not be at the group rate.

Schedule

Day 1 – May 23
Morning Session: Regional Views and Overviews – What is the big picture? Why does it matter? What does it reveal?

Marcellus and Utica in the Field: Looking at Faults, Fractures and Folds that Affect the Sedimentary Units of the Northern Appalachian Basin
Regional Geology / Rules for Productivity
Regional Controls on Production / New Fairways / Plays?
Integrated Characterization of Utica and Marcellus Black Shale Gas Plays, New York State
Produced Gas Composition Variations Of The Marcellus Shale And Its Relationship To Regional Structural Features

Afternoon Session:

Geochemistry / Geology – What’s in the rocks? What makes them good?

Thermal Maturation Limits for Marcellus (Devonian) and Utica (Ordovician) Thermogenic Shale-Gas Reservoirs in the Appalachian Basin – Evidence from Petrology and Gas Geochemistry
The Geology and Geochemistry of the Utica Shale-Point Pleasant Formation Interval of the Northern Appalachian Basin
Spatial Variability of Physical and Chemical Properties of the Marcellus Shale in Central New York
An evaluation of methods for calculating TOC from log data, combined with a critical review of the term “shale” and the manner in which it is currently applied within our industry
Sour Spots in the Bakken: Applying Lessons Learned from the Bakken to the Marcellus / Utica

Day 2: May 24
Morning Session: Sweet Spot Hunting Integrated Approaches

Integrating X-Ray Fluorescence from Cuttings with Geo-Navigation Data to Optimize Utica Shale Completions
Sequence Stratigraphic Control on Lateral Placement in the Marcellus Shale, Appalachian Basin
3D Seismic Applications
New York State Utica Shale Gas Production Models for Vertical and “Hypothetical” Horizontal Hydraulically Fracture-Stimulated Wells
Afternoon Session: Basic Tools for Shale Plays

“Must-Have” New Tools for Marcellus and Utica Exploration and Development
Drilling Optimization
From Nanoporosity to Macroeconomics: Understanding the Challenges of Shale Gas Production
Petrophysics Plans for the Marcellus and Utica

Day 3: May 25
Morning Session: Canadian Plays

Quebec Shale Basins
The Upper Ordovician Utica Shale in southern Quebec – Regional and local geological context
Canadian Shale Case Study
Regional Geochemical Evaluation of the Ordovician Utica Shale Gas Play in Quebec

Afternoon Session:

New Opportunities: New Plays / New Technologies / New Solutions

Drilling in the Allegheny National Forest: Solutions to Environmental Challenges
Reservoir Quality and Completion Effectiveness in the Marcellus or Utica
New 3D Seismic Approaches to the Marcellus Shale
New Hydraulic Fracturing Technologies for the Marcellus and Utica
A Systems Research Approach to Regional Energy Transitions: The Case of Marcellus Shale Gas Development
Posters

Photo of the Utica Shale by Bob Jacobi

The Utica Shale in Upstate New York: Photo by Bob Jacobi

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