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 Topcial Luncheons

Change Drivers: The Responsibility of the Unconventional Producers to Also Drive Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Consensus Going Forward

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Topical Luncheon 1

Monday, 24 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 Monday, 24 July
Time 12:05 p.m.—1:15 p.m.
Location Austin Convention Center
Fee $55 per person
Speaker Darcy Spady, Managing Director of Broadview Asset Management, a subsidiary of Broadview Energy Ltd. 2018 SPE President

Darcy Spady

Managing Director of Broadview Asset Management, a subsidiary of Broadview Energy Ltd. 2018 SPE President

SEC Hot Button Issues with Regards to Unconventional Reservoir Reserves

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Topical Luncheon 2

Monday, 24 July

Comment letters to registrants provide a running commentary on hot button issues from the SEC. During the presentation, we'll review a sampling of comment letters that illustrate their concerns in areas of the five year rule & development plans; PUD offsets; management commitment, and other timely topics.

Date Monday, 24 July
Time 12:05 p.m.—1:15 p.m.
Location Austin Convention Center
Fee $55 per person
Speaker Dan Olds, Vice President, Ryder-Scott

Dan Olds

Dan Olds, Vice President, Ryder-Scott

Shale Production Resilience & Flexibility Causes, Risks and Opportunities

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Topical Luncheon 3

Tuesday, 25 July

US shale production has proved to be much more resilient than expected with a slow and delayed decline when compared to the dramatic reduction in drilling and fracturing activities. Thanks to the flexibility of means used (rapid mobilization and demobilization of rigs and fracturing fleets), the development can be resumed as soon as prices recover. The presentation aims at presenting first the main causes of the resilience and will highlight why the tremendous progress made in recent years in terms of operational performances, completion and fracturing technologies, as well as in the identification of development sweet areas, were key contributors. The session will also address how resilience and flexibility can represent an opportunity but also a risk adopting a "stop and go" strategy.

Date Tuesday, 25 July
Time 12:05 p.m.—1:15 p.m.
Location Austin Convention Center
Fee $55 per person
Speaker Christophe Amadeï, Vice President, Unconventional — TOTAL Exploration & Production

Christophe Amadeï

Christophe Amadeï, Vice President, Unconventional — TOTAL Exploration & Production

Unconventional Reservoirs — A Technology Driven Revolution of Enormous Scale

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Topical Luncheon 4

Tuesday, 25 July

The unconventional reservoir revolution disrupted the status quo that existed within the E&P industry at the start of the 21st century, creating considerable opportunity, but also significant challenges.

The rapid pace of technology advancements and productivity improvements achieved since 2005 surprised even the best-informed industry analysts, causing the impact of the revolution on hydrocarbon supply and prices to be consistently underestimated.

And while the revolution is moving into its second decade, there is little reason to believe that it has run its course, with what the future may bring with regards to further advancements being the focus for this talk.

Date Tuesday, 25 July
Time 12:05 p.m.—1:15 p.m.
Location Austin Convention Center
Fee $55 per person
Speaker Greg Leveille, Chief Technology Officer, ConocoPhillips

Greg Leveille

Greg Leveille, Chief Technology Officer, ConocoPhillips

Holistic Approach for Unconventionals Improve Project Economics

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Topical Luncheon 5

Wednesday, 26 July

Shale reservoirs can be complex and present a wide variety of challenges. Often and individual analytical approach to the different phases of a well can yield into undesired economic performance. Rather, a holistic approach must be taken towards Unconventional completions, understanding how Drilling impacts Completions and how Completions impact Production. Identifying whether a given play has good reservoir quality and where the likely sweet spots are located requires a detailed understanding and interpretation of available geological, geophysical, geochemical, and engineering data, from core to seismic. It is through this better reservoir knowledge and increasingly sophisticated technologies that we make the production of unconventional resources economically viable and more efficient.

Date Wednesday, 26 July
Time 12:05 p.m.—1:15 p.m.
Location Austin Convention Center
Fee $55 per person
Speaker Mo Cordes, President of Unconventional Resources, Schlumberger

Mo Cordes

Mo Cordes, President of Unconventional Resources, Schlumberger

Two-Phase Fluid Flow in Source Rocks: Insights Gained From Nanofluidics

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Topical Luncheon 6

Wednesday, 26 July

Source rocks exhibit two-phase fluid storage and flow behavior that significantly departs from that of conventional reservoirs because of nanometer-size throat confinements. It is important to quantify two-phase flow in source rocks because of its implications on drainage volume and recovery factors via primary or secondary means. The nanometer range of throat sizes present in source rocks causes two-phase flow to be dominated by throat-wall effects which include electrochemical forces and fluid polarity. This presentation describes how nanofluidics experiments have been used to gain quantitative insight to dominant two-phase flow mechanisms taking place in nano confinements.

Date Wednesday, 26 July
Time 12:05 p.m.—1:15 p.m.
Location Austin Convention Center
Fee $55 per person
Speaker Carlos Torres-Verdin, Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Co-authors: Shaina Kelly, Matthew Balhoff, and Ayaz Mehmani

Carlos Torres-Verdin

Carlos Torres-Verdin, Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Co-authors: Shaina Kelly, Matthew Balhoff, and Ayaz Mehmani