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URTEC is coming to Pittsburgh for a one-day workshop in the heart of the Appalachian Basin. While operators are still pushing the boundaries of the Utica play, the Marcellus is firmly established and optimization is the name of the game. This multi-disciplinary event will cover a broad range of topics from geologic characterization, inter-lateral spacing, proppant and perforation designs, and production best practices. Come hear from industry and academic professionals, make new connections and learn current best practices to maximize your production.

Horizontal Targeting Strategies and Challenges: Examples from the Marcellus Shale, Appalachian Basin, USA

Randy Blood - DRB Geological Consulting

Far-Field Tectonic Controls on Deposition of the Ordovician Utica/Point Pleasant Play, Ohio Using Core Logging, Well Logging, and Multi-Variate Analysis

Julie Bloxson - Stephen F. Austin State University

Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory Results: Improved Subsurface Reservoir Characterization And Engineered Completions

Tim Carr - West Virginia University

Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy An Emerging Spectroscopic Technique For Shale Rock Characterization

Jinesh Jain - USDOE National Energy Technology Laboratory

Facies, Depositional Environments, Chemostratigraphy, and Reservoir Quality of the Middle Devonian Marcellus Formation, Appalachian Basin, Northeastern Pennsylvania

Lucy Ko - Bureau of Economic Geology

Topical Luncheon*

Shawn Bennett – Office of Fossil Energy
Topical luncheon ticket is included with registration to the workshop.*

Program At-a-Glance

Monday, 15 April

3:00p – 6:30p Registration
6:00p – 7:30p Icebreaker Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 16 April

7:30a – 8:30a Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:30a – 8:45a Opening Remarks – Chair Tim Vance
8:45a – 10:15a Oral Presentations
10:15a – 10:45a Refreshment Break
10:45a – 12:15p Oral Presentations
12:15p – 1:30p Topical Luncheon* – Shawn Bennett, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas
Topical luncheon ticket is included with registration to the workshop.*
1:30p – 3:00p Oral Presentations
3:00p - 3:30p Refreshment Break
3:30p – 5:00p Oral Presentations
5:00p – 5:30p Closing Remarks – Chair Tim Vance