Southern Extension of the Eagle Ford Shale: A Cross-Border Collaboration

2 – 3 December 2014

Corpus Christi, Texas | Omni Corpus Christi Hotel

Technical Agenda

Tuesday, 2 December

SESSION I: Trans-Border Opportunities for the Eagle Ford—Why Are We Here?

Chairs: Jorge Arevalo, PEMEX; Roy Galvan, EOG Resources

Considering the Eagle Ford does reach south past the Rio Grand River and southern United States border, what are the consequences for the South Texas and Northern Mexico E&P market?  This session will explore the opportunities of the Southern Eagle Ford.

SESSION II: Defining the Reservoir Characteristics of the Eagle Ford

Chairs: Jorge Mendoza, Exploracion IMP; Gloria Mendoza Ballin, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Currently, there is limited data available for the southern Eagle Ford. This session will discuss how to use field experience and offset data from the northern Eagle Ford to determine viability of the southern Eagle Ford play.     

SESSION III: Designing a Successful Drilling Program 

Chair: Robello Samuel, Halliburton; Garrett Frazier, Magnum Oil Tools International 

Exploiting shale plays requires drilling multiple horizontal wells from a single pad site and performing multi-stage fracs in each of these wells. This session will explore case studies on how to streamline drilling efficiency and enhance safety while controlling costs and optimizing completions.

SESSION IV: Completion Methodology

Chairs: Steve Baumgartner, Marathon Oil Company; Ariel Valenzuela, PEMEX

Each operator has a wide variety of completion choices for Eagle Ford wells. The final completion design has a significant impact on required capital and estimated ultimate recovery (EUR). A large number of wells have been completed with significant performance data using varied methods and techniques. This session addresses the fundamental design elements of an Eagle Ford completion and establishes a framework for evaluating the cost/benefit of each element. Case histories on the completion methods will be presented.

Wednesday, 3 December

SESSION V: Well Stimulation

Chairs: Tom Royce, Baker Hughes; Ariel Valenzuela, PEMEX

Well stimulation is required for the successful development of the Eagle Ford unconventional resource, and is an integral part of field development planning and optimization. This session will cover the latest well stimulation methods and technology implemented in the Eagle Ford including material selection, treatment size, and the role of diagnostics in the fracturing design. Case histories will illustrate the impact on performance and well economics.

SESSION VI: Logistics and Production

Chairs: Rogelio Munoz Cisneros, PEMEX; Jeremy Coleman, EOG Resources

This session highlights PEMEX’s existing oil and gas marketing infrastructure and the challenges of managing larger scale production and personnel logistics.

SESSION VII: Health, Safety, and Regulatory Issues

Chairs: Nestor Martinez, Comision Nacional de Hidrocarburos; Jorge Arevalo, PEMEX

In this session, PEMEX management will collaborate on regulatory, security, and water sourcing issues that will be faced while developing the Eagle Ford in northern Mexico.

SESSION VIII: Interactive Session—Way to the Future

Chairs: Jose Galicia, PEMEX; Roy Galvan, EOG Resources

The final session of the workshop will be an audience-driven discussion on topics selected by the participants. Highly-positioned PEMEX management and existing Eagle Ford oil and gas operators and service professionals will be available to collaborate on any issue of concern. This will be a high-energy session, and will last until the participants choose to adjourn.