1 - 3 August 2016

San Antonio

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 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
Theme 1

The Operators Speak — A Forum Dedicated to Integrated Team Presentations and Case Studies

  1. Play Concept to Development — What the Rocks Say
  2. Technologies and Processes that Delivered Bottom-Line Results
  3. Case Studies that Dismantled Legacy Concepts and Delivered a Game-Changing Performance
  4. Unconventionals Surprised Conventional Wisdom — Managing the Uncharted and Unconventional Pathways
  5. The Global Commodity Price “War”, How Are You Managing It?
  6. The Evolution of “Best” Practices in Shale Plays
Theme 2

Geological and Geophysical Characterization of Unconventional Reservoirs

  1. Geology of Deep-Water Mudrocks: Depositional Processes, Facies, Sequence Stratigraphy and Diagenesis
  2. Geologic Controls on Source Rock Genesis
  3. Horizontal Targeting Strategies and Challenges
  4. Multi-Discipline Data Integration
  5. Aligning Geoscience and Engineering Workflows by Reservoir Types
  6. Imaging Unconventional Facies at the Macro-, Micro- and Nano-Scales
  7. Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation of Mudstones
  8. Drivers for Understanding Reservoir Quality in Low-Permeability Rocks
  9. Analytical Strategies for Whole Core: How Geologists, Geophysicists and Engineers Can Have Their Way
  10. Microseismic Fracture Mapping
  11. Seismic Attributes for Characterizing Rock Properties and Reservoirs — How Geophysics Clarifies Geology
  12. 3-D Seismic Fault and Fracture Mapping Techniques
Theme 3

Petrophysical Characterization Unconventional Reservoirs

  1. Imaging Unconventional Facies at the Macro-, Micro- and Nano-Scales
  2. Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation Aspects of Mudrocks
  3. Drivers for Understanding Reservoir Quality in Low-Permeability Rocks
  4. Analytical Strategies for Whole Core — How Geologists, Geophysicists and Engineers Can Have Their Way
  5. Integration of Nano- and Micro-Scale Data to Understand Macro-Scale Flow Behavior
Theme 4

Understanding and Applying Geomechanics and Mechanical Stratigraphy to Unconventional Reservoir Development

  1. Beyond Young’s Modulus and Poisson’s Ratio — What Are the New Metrics
  2. Rock Physics of Unconventional Plays
  3. Understanding the Role of Both Paleo and Current Stress Regimes on Reservoir Development
  4. Applications of 3-D Seismic Stress Field Analysis
  5. Upscaling for Geocellular Models and Simulation
  6. Integration of Rock Data With Mechanical Stratigraphy
  7. Predicting Rock Properties With 3-D Seismic Inversion
  8. Integrating Microseismic Data, Mechanical Stratigraphy and Seismic Volumes
Theme 5

Understanding Petroleum System Chemistry from Source Rocks to Produced Hydrocarbons

  1. Organic Geochemistry of Oil-Prone and Gas-Prone Unconventional Resource Plays
  2. Inorganic Geochemistry of Unconventional Plays
  3. Effects of Burial, Uplift and Temperature Histories on Hydrocarbon Types — Why the Geologic History Should Matter to Engineers
  4. Chemostratigraphy of Sedimentary Sequences — Applications of Elemental Proxies to Understand Depositional Environments
  5. Kinetics of Organo-Facies — Transformation of Kerogen to Hydrocarbons
  6. Produced Fluid Fingerprinting and Geochemical Surveillance
  7. Understanding Commingled Production Streams — How Much Rock Am I Draining?
Theme 6

Analytics and the Digital Oilfield

  1. Cross-Discipline Leveraging of Data Mining, Modeling and Data Analytics
  2. Workflows for Disparate Data Sets
  3. "Big Data" Applications to Unconventional Reservoirs — Case Histories, Expectations and Realities
  4. Surveillance of Unconventional Production — Collecting the Right Data at the Right Time
  5. Performance Metrics — Cross-Discipline Measures of Success for Asset Teams
Theme 7

Production Performance of Tight Oil and Gas Reservoirs

  1. Flow and Phase Behavior for Tight Oil and Shale Oil/Shale Gas Reservoir Systems
  2. Reservoir Modeling for Unconventionals — Bringing Together Data, Disciplines and Design
  3. Reservoir Production and Recovery Mechanisms
  4. Pressure Transient Testing/Well Testing
  5. Use, Abuse, and Limitations of the SRV Concept
  6. Artificial Lift — Systems and Optimization for Unconventional Reservoirs
  7. Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques for Unconventional Reservoirs — The Time is Coming
  8. Resolving Early-Time Well Performance in Unconventional Reservoirs
Theme 8

Stake Holder Management and Social Performance (HSSE)

  1. Water Resources: Management, Utilization, Recycling and Disposal
  2. Social Issues and Social License to Operate
  3. Managing Roles, Expectations and Relationships
  4. Social Investment and Impacts
  5. Effective Communications Strategies
  6. Groundwater Protection and Geohazard Mitigation
Theme 9

Reserves Estimation and Forecasting

  1. EUR and Performance Prediction
  2. Assessment and Reserves
  3. Well Spacing and Well Interference
  4. Reserves Aspects of Conventional versus Unconventional Plays
  5. Production Diagnostics — Understanding the Big Picture on Production Forecasting
Theme 10

Well Construction Practices

  1. Drilling Practices for Unconventional Reservoirs
  2. Novel Well Designs
  3. Drilling Challenges of Multi-Well Pads
  4. Case Histories and Recommended Practices for Well Manufacturing
  5. Well Path Planning and Geosteering (including Fault Zone Predictions and Time-to-Depth Registration)
  6. Fault Detection in Horizontal Wells — How Geoscientists and Engineers Can Avoid Surprises
Theme 11

Well Completion and Stimulation Practices

  1. Integrating Data to Optimize Completion, Perforation and Stimulation Strategies
  2. Fit-for-Purpose Hydraulic Fracturing
  3. Case Histories of Innovative Stimulation Techniques
  4. Case Histories of Complicated Well Completions
  5. Geomechanical Challenges and Pursuit of the Elusive “Frac Barrier”
  6. Re-Stimulation — Where We Are and Where We Want to Be
Theme 12

Emerging Unconventional Plays

  1. Occurrence of Unconventional Petroleum Systems Through Geologic Time — Where Do We Look Next?
  2. Play Identification to "Sweet Spots"
  3. Unconventionals Going Global — What Can North America Export to the World?
  4. Defining and Managing the “Combination” Play
  5. What Are We Missing? — Application of Unconventional Strategies to Under-Exploited Plays
Theme 13

Mid-Stream Integration

  1. Upstream to Mid-Stream Collaboration
  2. Facilities Optimization for Unconventional Resources
  3. Integrated Asset Management — From the Reservoir to the Sales Line
  4. Case Histories — Some Best Practices that Maximize Midstream Margins