The integrated event for unconventional resource teams

Sponsoring Organizations:

Society of Petroleum Engineers American Association of Petroleum Geologists Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Supporting Organizations:

Association for Iron and Steel Technology Association for Iron and Steel Technology American Rock Mechanics Association American Society of Mechanical Engineers American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society

URTeC 2017 Topical Breakfasts

Organic Mudstone Petrophysics; A Novel Workflow To Estimate Storage & Flow Capacity

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Topical Breakfast 1

Tuesday, 25 July

In North America and globally, the extraction and storage of hydrocarbons has been going on for many decades. We know, as producers, that we provide one of the most efficient sources of energy to the planet, and demand is increasing even as the energy mix changes. Although improving the quality of life in many places and providing great economic benefit, we are viewed skeptically by many. We as Unconventional Producers created the recent increase in activity, and now we find ourselves often in adversarial territory. How do we move ahead? How do we "fix" our image? Should we bother?

Date Tuesday, 25 July
Time 7:00 a.m.—8:15 a.m.
Location Austin Convention Center
Fee $35 per person
Speaker Kent E. Newsham, Chief Petrophysicist - Permian Resources Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Kent E. Newsham

Chief Petrophysicist - Permian Resources Occidental Petroleum Corporation

An Update on Activity and Technology in the Appalachian Basin Description

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Topical Breakfast 2

Tuesday, 25 July

Activity levels in the Appalachian Basin decreased over the past few years due to reduced demand and pricing, heightened by an expanded basis differential. But additional infrastructure coming online and a recent rally in prices is leading to a slow increase in activity. As some look ahead at expanded activity, this is a good time to look back at some of the technological advancements that have led to improved efficiencies. This talk will review activity in the Appalachian Basin, with a focus on Range Resources’ achievements in Pennsylvania.

Date Tuesday, 25 July
Time 7:00 a.m.—8:15a.m.
Location Austin Convention Center
Fee $35 per person
Speaker Joseph H. Frantz, Jr. Vice President Engineering Technology, Range Resources Corporation

Joseph H. Frantz, Jr.

Vice President Engineering Technology, Range Resources Corporation

Type Well Construction: An Alternative Way of Estimating Reserves for Unconventional Reservoirs

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Topical Breakfast 3

Wednesday, 26 July

Typical Well Production Profiles or “Type Wells” (also known as “Type Curves”) are commonly used in the industry to forecast production for undrilled wells or wells with limited production histories. These forecasts frequently provide the basis for economic evaluation of properties and are also used as the basis for the reserves operators disclose. We will review current practices in type well construction, many of which are erroneous (usually optimistic), and suggest practices leading to production profiles in which we can place more confidence.

Date Wednesday, 26 July
Time 7:00 a.m.—8:15 a.m.
Location Austin Convention Center
Fee $35 per person
Speaker John Lee, Adams Professor in Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University

John Lee

Adams Professor in Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University