Shale reservoir characterization and seismically-detectable drivers for success in shale exploration will be the topics of discussion in this AAPG E-Symposium taught by David Paddock and to be held on February 9 at 2 pm CST.

Insights and lessons from seismic to simulation projects as well as more numerous seismic reservoir characterization projects have revealed both variety and commonality in seismically-detectable drivers for success. Throughout these projects, we have seen in the last year the importance of stress and pre-existing fractures as well as the ongoing confirmation that reservoir quality is key in many shales. Projects in several shales will be discussed, including Marcellus, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Fayetteville, Montney, and Barnett, as will several seismically-detectable drivers for success including lithofacies, stress, pre-existing fractures, and pore pressure.

Key Topics:
• Projects in shales:
o Marcellus, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Fayetteville, Montney, and Barnett
• Seismically-detectable drivers for success:
o Lithofacies, stress, pre-existing fractures, and pore pressure.

David Paddock, Schlumberger, Houston, TX

February 9, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m., CST, 1 hour duration

Registration for the E-Symposium
Member: $75.00 • Non-member $95.00• Students $25
Registration for the E-Symposium and the Expanded package for CEU credit
Members: $100 • Non-members: $145 • Students $35

To sign up, click the link: Seismic Reservoir Characterization

Structure of the E-Symposium
Each e-symposium consists of one-hour live e-symposium, along with material for one full day of independent study. The live portion will be followed by a full day of independent study (not a live event). The one-hour live e-symposium can be accessed from any computer anywhere in the world using a high-speed internet connection. After the event is over, you will receive via email information about accessing the asynchronous segment (not live) which consists of your independent study materials, to be accessed and studied at any time. You will be able to email responses to the readings, along with your study question answers for CEU credit (if you sign up for the extended package).

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