In just one decade many of the paradigms of producible reservoirs have been turned upside down.  Reservoir parameters we now consider routine had not yet been defined.  Tools and technologies we now apply had not yet been developed.  Come find out what this new understanding means to your exploration and production programs.

Revisiting Reservoir Quality: Issues in Unconventional and Conventional Resources — Techniques, Technologies, and Case Studies // 12-13 November 2013 | Norris Conference Center | Austin, Texas

Tuesday’s focus:  Unconventionals: Techniques, Technologies, and Case Studies
Wednesday’s focus:  Conventionals: Techniques, Technologies, and Case Studies

Learn about the “new” conventional reservoirs that can make up to 20,000 bbls/day, and find out what we’ve learned about unconventionals and what makes them perform.

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Tuesday November 12, 2013

8:00am-8:30am Reservoirs Redefined
An overview of the agenda
Richard Chuchla / Staffan Van Dyke

8:30am-5:00pm Unconventional Reservoirs

8:30am – 9:30am
My Source Rock in Now My Reservoir – Geologic and Petrophysical Characterization of Shale-Gas Reservoirs
Quinn Passey, ExxonMobil
Alternate Views on Porosity in Shales
Roger Slatt, University of Oklahoma

9:45am-10:00am Coffee Break

10:00am – 12:00pm

Early Diagenesis in Fine-Grained Sediments: Cement Precipitation as a Modifier of Fabrics and porosity Systems in Fine-Grained Rocks
Joe MacQuaker, ExxonMobil

Integrated study of an Eagle Ford shale play using a variety of seismic attributes
Joanne Wang, Paradigm

Digital Rock Physics Reveals Link between Reservoir Quality and Pore Type in Eagle Ford Shale
Joel Walls, InGrain
12:00pm-1:00pm Networking Lunch


Logs and Geostatistics Merge to Pinpoint Sweet Spots in Unconventional Plays
Larry Chorn, Halliburton Global Consulting

Geological Characteristics of Lacustrine Tight Oil Sweet Spots in China
Li Denghua, PetroChina

Shale Gas/Oil: The New Frontier Exploration in Brazil
Frederico S. de Miranda, OGX Group
2:45pm-3:00pm Coffee Break

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Assessing the Importance of Pyrobitumen in Unconventional Reservoirs
Tim Ruble, Weatherford

Appraising Unconventional Resource Plays: Separating Reservoir Quality from Completion Effectiveness
Shawn Maxwell, Schlumberger

Key Considerations in Unconventionals Exploration & Production
Susan Smith Nash, AAPG

5:00pm-7:00pm Icebreaker Reception

Wednesday November 13, 2013

8:00am-12:00pm Conventional Reservoirs

8:15am – 10:00am

Advances in Sandstone Reservoir Quality Prediction Using Early-Diagenesis Process Models
Joanna Ajdukiewicz, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company

Pore Type Characterization and Petrophysical Properties on Microbial Carbonate Reservoirs
Sandra Tonietto, Texas A&M

A Brazilian Presalt Analog?: Petrographic Evaluation of a Lacustrine Microbial Carbonates of the Yacoraite Formation, Northwestern Argentina
Jason Eleson, ExxonMobil

10:00am-10:15am Coffee Break

10:15am – 12:00 am

Some Conclusions on Remaining Oil Spatial Distribution Regularities which Controlled by Architectural-Elements Combinations of Fluvial Facies Reservoir
Lin Bo, University of Texas
Reservoir Characterization and Modeling of Upper Jurassic Microbial Carbonate Reservoirs, Northern Gulf of Mexico
Sharbel Alhaddad, ExxonMobil
12:00pm-1:00pm Networking Lunch

1:00pm-5:00pm Tools, Techniques and Technologies

1:00pm – 2:15pm
Using a Deepwater Synthetic Channel Model to Illuminate Internal Reservoir Architecture via Seismic Post-Stack processing Techniques
Staffan Van Dyke, Geomodeling

Modeling Hydrocarbon Migration and Retention in Fine-Grained Clastic Successions: Conventional Approaches to Evaluating Unconventional Resources
Rene Jonk, ExxonMobil

New Techniques and Workflows / Eagle Ford
Sean Boerner, Global Geophysical

2:45pm-3:00pm Coffee Break


Identifying Reservoir Sweet Spots in Field Development Using Hydrocarbon Mapping – an Example from the Pietu Siupariai Oil Field in Lithuania
Rick Schrynemeeckers, Amplified Geochemical Imaging

Seismic Characterization of Ultra matures Oil Fields: Improving the capacity of prediction, study in Lote X – Talara Basin, NW Peru
Jose Castillo, Petrobras Energia Peru

Transcurrent Faulting and Thermal Wave-Amazon Area Potential
Fabiano Sayao Lobato

5:00pm  Wrap-Up Thoughts

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