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

Service Companies’ View of Supply and Demand: “I know what you think you want, here’s what I think you can have.”

Panelists

David Adams
John Schmitz
David Reid
Mike Holcomb
Moderator: David Baldwin
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Monday, 24 July

There have been many panel sessions, forums and conferences dedicated to operators’ views of how to thrive in today’s price environment. This leaves the conversation unfinished since understanding how suppliers view their side of the market is critical to operators’ decisions as well. The service side of the oil and gas industry is dealing with the same uncertainty. Yet, while the business model may be different from an operator, service company problems are everyone’s problems: if the suppliers of products and services are not healthy, then the oil and gas industry will not be successful in the future.

The panel, intentionally bereft of operators, contains executives representing all aspects of the unconventional equipment and services supply chain. The panel will look at how the service side of our business expects to survive while delivering the technology and manpower needed for the industry to succeed in an uncertain price environment.

Date Monday, 24 July
Time 1:45 p.m.–5:25 p.m.
Location Ballroom F
Fee Included with registration

David Adams

Halliburton

John Schmitz

Select Energy

David Reid

NOV

Mike Holcomb

Patterson/UTI

Injection Induced Seismicity: Operational Implications of Evolving Regulations

Panelists

Jeremy Boak
Jonathan Winsor
Todd Shipman
Mark Zoback
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Tuesday, 25 July

Invited technical presentations will highlight the latest research into the potential seismic hazard associated with water disposal activities and hydraulic fracturing. The latest regional regulations will also be reviewed.

Co-Chairs
Shawn Maxwell
Hal Macartney
Cody Comiskey

8:30 Jeremy Boak, Director, Oklahoma Geological Survey
8:45 Jonathan Winsor, Geophysicist, Shell Canada
9:00 Todd Shipman, Landscape and Geohazards Manager, Alberta Energy Regulator
9:15  Mark Zoback, Benjamin M. Page Professor of Earth Science and Professor of Geophysics, Stanford
Date Tuesday, 25 July
Time 8:25 a.m.–10:10 a.m.
Location Ballroom E
Fee Included with registration

Jeremy Boak

Director, Oklahoma Geological Survey

Jonathan Winsor

Geophysicist, Shell Canada

Todd Shipman

Landscape and Geohazards Manager, Alberta Energy Regulator

Mark Zoback

Benjamin M. Page Professor of Earth Science and Professor of Geophysics, Stanford University

Shopping for New Ideas from Unconventional Sources

Panelists

George Koperna
Anupam Singh
Moderator: Doug Valleau
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Wednesday, 26 July

Looking for new technology but traditional sources just don’t inspire? How about looking in other industries outside of petroleum that have crossover potential? In this session, a panel of scientists from outside traditional petroleum will debate emerging technologies that may intrigue and inspire you.

Date Wednesday, 26 July
Time 8:25 a.m.–10:10 a.m.
Location Ballroom F
Fee Included with registration

Olga Koper

Battelle Memorial Institute

George Koperna

Advanced Resources International, Inc.

Anupam Singh

Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures

Unconventional Research and Education – The Future is Bright

Panelists

TBA
Moderator: Doug Valleau
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Wednesday, 26 July

“University enrollment in petroleum related sciences and investments in sponsored research nearly doubled between 2010 and 2014 in response to increasing oil price. The last two and a half year downturn in oil price resulted in operating companies and the service sector going into survival mode. This translated into pulling back funding for sponsored research and job prospects for graduates. Today oil and gas prices appear to be strengthening and confidence in the energy market is improving. In this session, the panel will explore the impact of these events on petroleum education and how Universities have sustained research programs and support for engineering and geoscience education.”

Date Wednesday, 26 July
Time 10:45 a.m.–12:05 p.m.
Location Ballroom F
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Midland Basin: From Characterization to Collaboration, a View from Pioneer Natural Resources

Moderators: Gervasio Barzola and Skip Rhodes
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Wednesday, 26 July

Discovering a resource potential of more than 75 billion barrels oil equivalent (BBOE) in the Spraberry/Wolfcamp shales has re-ignited industry activity in the Permian Basin. Production from the Midland Basin, located within the greater Permian Basin, has increased approximately 1 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOEPD) since 2009, and horizontal rigs now account for approximately 85 percent of all drilling rigs in the area. These findings make the Spraberry/Wolfcamp the largest U.S. oil field and one of the largest oil fields in the world.

Pioneer built its approximately 800,000-acre position in the Permian Basin’s Spraberry oil field over decades through property acquisitions, mergers and exploratory efforts. Pioneer continues to be the largest producer in the Spraberry/Wolfcamp with a resource potential of more than 10 BBOE and an inventory of more than 20,000 untapped horizontal drilling locations.

During 2017, Pioneer will operate 18 rigs in the Midland Basin and spend $2.4 billion. Total company production is predicted to grow 15-18 percent this year. In this session, members of Pioneer’s Permian Asset Team will discuss their cross-disciplinary efforts to improve and to optimize Spraberry/Wolfcamp subsurface understanding and operational efficiency.

8:25 Introductory Remarks
8:30-9:20 Permian Basin Wolfcamp Formation, Geologic Characterization and Well Performance Drivers: Donny Loughry*, Dan Lancaster*, Paul Clarke and Alex Torres
9:20-10:10 Field Development, Critical Data Acquisition, Integration and Workflows: Phil Lindner*, Kyle Scott*, Omkar Jaripatke, Hector Bello and Weichun Chu
10:10-10:50 BREAK
10:50-11:15 Impact of Lateral Lengths on Well Performance: Nimish Pandya*
11:15-11:40 Permian Operators Frac Schedule Exchange Consortia: Brad Morrison*
11:40-12:05 Audience Q&A
Date Wednesday, 26 July
Time 8:25am — 12:05pm
Location Room 14
Fee Included with registration

Moderators


Gervasio Barzola

Skip Rhodes

Panelists


Dan Lancaster

Philip Linder

Donny Loughry

Brad Morrison

Nimish Pandya

Kyle Scott