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Unconventional Petroleum Reservoirs, Wattenberg Field Area, Northern Front Range

Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG)

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Denver, Colorado

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Summary

Examples of unconventional petroleum reservoirs are well exposed in outcrops along the Front Range of Colorado. This one-day field trip will examine several types of unconventional petroleum systems including tight gas, tight oil, fractured reservoirs, heavy oil, and tar sands. Seven stops are planned for the one-day excursion. Lunch will be in scenic Lyons, Colorado.

Course Content

Examples of unconventional petroleum reservoirs are well exposed in outcrops along the Front Range of Colorado. This one-day field trip will examine several types of unconventional petroleum systems including tight gas, tight oil, fractured reservoirs, heavy oil, and tar sands. Seven stops are planned for the one-day excursion. Lunch will be in scenic Lyons, Colorado.

Itinerary Roster

Field trip stops include:

  • Lyons Niobrara Quarry: Examine Niobrara Formation stratigraphy and discuss fracture systems
  • J Sandstone, Middle Fork Road, off of HW 36 (N. Foothills Hwy.)
  • Codell Sandstone, HW 36 (N. Foothills Hwy.)
  • Niobrara Formation B Bench, Fort Hays, Six Mile Fold
  • Boulder Oil Field, discuss fractured Pierre Shale production
  • Rocky Flats to discuss Front Range Structure, HW 93
  • J. Sandstone Turkey Creek, Turkey Creek Road and 470

Fees

Cost: $575 Per Person

Includes: Field Trip Guidebook, transportation, and lunch

Location: Departs from Colorado Convention Center (B Lobby)

Venue

Unconventional Petroleum Reservoirs, Wattenberg Field Area, Northern Front Range
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St
Denver, Colorado 80202
United States

Instructor

Stephen A. Sonnenberg
Stephen Sonnenberg 2019-2019 Professor, Colorado School of Mines, USA