Carbonates are hotter than ever, thanks to carbonaceous and dolomitized sweet spots in shale plays and new developments in technology that allow tighter targeting, better imaging, better control of the impact of drilling fluids, and improved completion and well stimulation technologies. Join us in Fort Worth February 27 – 29 for three full days of fantastic presentations and discussions in the AAPG New Directions in Carbonates GTW. A partial list of accepted papers and topics appears below.


Session 1:   What are the “new carbonates”?

  New perspectives on burial diagenetic/hydrothermal influences on Pennsylvanian and Permian carbonate reservoirs of the southwestern US / Peter Scholle / Professor Emeritus

Session 2: Geological Contexts and Settings for the “New Carbonates”

  High-Resolution Sequence Stratigraphic and Chronostratigraphic Investigations of the Lower Shelf and Basinal Lithofacies of the Mississippian Subsystem in the southern Midcontinent U.S.A. / Lynn Watney, John Doveton / Kansas Geological Survey

  New Knowles Deep-Water Reefs With Tcf Potential At 21,000’ – John P. Carr // Richard L. Adams / Carr Resources

Session 3: 3D seismic and other geophysical insights & workflows

  Fracture Analysis Using 3D Seismic Attributes In the Hunton Limestone, Oklahoma, USA – Evan Staples – ConocoPhillips

  Rock property inversion for carbonate porosity in the Edwards reef complex – Michael Smith -  ExxonMobil

Session 4: Porosity and permeability / Determining “sweet spots” / well logs (while drilling & then developing offsets)

  Contacting New Reservoir in Hunton Dolomite in Nearly Depleted Unger Field, Marion County, Kansas Using a Lateral with Azimuthal Gamma Ray Senser and Drillpipe Conveyed Wireline Logs / Lynn Watney; Jason Rush / Kansas Geological Survey

  Continuous Fraacture Modeling – Ahmed Ouenes – SigmaCubed

Session 5: Reservoir characterization / case studies

  Reservoir characterization case study – InGrain
  Evaluation of Carbonate Reservoir — Secondary Porosity — By Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Logs – Sandeep Ramakrishna – Halliburton

Session 6: Drilling considerations (drilling fluids / geosteering / etc — taking an integrated approach)

  Geosteering in Carbonates – Carlos Manrique – Halliburton

  Formation Damage from Drilling Limestone Formations – Mike Stephens – RockDocMike, LLC

Session 7: Completions: Geological considerations (hydraulic fracturing, proppant diagenesis, etc.)

  Optimization of Completions in Unconventional Reservoirs for Higher Ultimate Recovery – Rocky Seale – PackersPlus

  Acidizing Carbonate Reservoirs & Formation Damage Removal – Bill Ford – CESI Chemical

Session 8: Future directions // Ongoing reservoir development / EOR / re-fracing /

  Probabilistic Reservoir Simulation Workflow for Unconventional Resource Play: Bakken Case Study – Shanqiang Luo – Hess

  Residual Oil Zones / Stimulation / Permian Basin – Steve Melzer – APTA

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