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Optimizing Liquids-Rich Development…Marginal
to Mega

20 – 22 May 2014

Sonoma, California | Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Technical Agenda

Tuesday, 20 May, 0815-0930

Session I: Big Picture Issues

Chairs: Matt Bell, GEODynamics; Fred Arasteh, Weatherford

Welcome remarks, followed by panel presentations and discussion on political, economic, and environmental issues.


Session II: Rocks and Fluids

Chairs: Matt Honarpour, Hess; Dick Leonard, ProTechnics

Examining critical petrophysical, rock-fluid, and rock mechanical properties for effective stimulation, hydrocarbon in place calculations, and well performance prediction.


Session III: Reservoirs and Reserves

Chairs: Kristal Peña, Linn Energy; Zack Warren, Resolute Energy

Discussing the latest applications for performance prediction and reserves estimation in liquids-rich plays.


Session IV: Well Density and Pad Development

Chairs: Lance Roberston, Marathon Oil; Dave Koskella, Noble Energy

Evaluating the capital efficiency of pad development, including stimulation design for closely spaced laterals and microseismic interpretation of multi-well groups.

Wednesday, 21 May, 0800-0930

Session V: Well Spacing and Inter-Well Communication

Chairs: Fred Arasteh, Weatherford; Dick Leonard, ProTechnics

The latest thinking on optimum well spacing, the first step in optimizing an overall development plan.


Session VI: Completion Design and Execution

Chairs: Matt Bell, GEODynamics; Lance Robertson, Marathon Oil

Discussing completion and stimulation decisions and their impact on short-term and long-term well performance.


Session VII: Applying Horizontal Multi-Stage Fractured Technology to Mature/Halo Plays

Chairs: Zack Warren, Resolute Energy; Steve Haysom, Seven Generations Energy

Moving the application of horizontal multi-stage fractured (HZMF) well technology back up the permeability chain. How do more conventional rocks respond to these technologies?


Session VIII: Midstream, Transport, and Differentials

Chairs: Mike Belcher, ExxonMobil; Matt Honarpour, Hess

Examining key issues affecting liquids transportation, natural gas liquids (NGL) processing, and pricing differentials.

Thursday, 22 May, 0800-0930

Session IX: Production Optimization

Chairs: Billy W. Harris, Elk River Resources; Dave Koskella, Noble Energy

Discussing flow back, unloading the well, artificial lift, and surface issues including air quality management


Session X: Development Optimization - Best Practices and What’s Next?

Chairs: Kristal Peña, Linn Energy; Mike Belcher, ExxonMobil

Exploring the potential for further optimization of tight liquid developments including enhanced/improved oil recovery (EOR/IOR), execution approaches, and project management.