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Technical Program

Thursday, 25 September, 0800 to 0930

Session 5: Play by Play II

Session Chairpersons: Dale Brown, Chevron; Dilhan Ilk, DeGolyer & MacNaughton

A continuation from session 4, this session explores three additional potentially significant plays.


  • Billy Harris, Elk River Resources
  • A Review of Certain Tight Oil Plays

  • Joel Hron, Anadarko Petroleum
    Anadarko in the Delaware Basin: Legacy Assets and New Opportunities
  • Basak Kurtoglu, Marathon Oil
  • An Overview on Eagle Ford Well Performance: Effects of Well Completions & Interference

1000 to 1130

Session 6: Artificial Lift

Session Chairpersons: Ken Neupert, Apache; Mac Burton, Anadarko Petroleum

This session addresses multiphase-flow issues and flow assurance from first production through well mid-life and beyond. It will explore established and developing techniques and equipment designs to handle liquid loading, production optimization, and artificial lift in both vertical and horizontal wells.


  • Josh Woods, Anadarko Petroleum
    Artificial Lift Optimization and Application in Permian Basin Horizontal Oil Wells
  • Sean Murray and Ray Nichols, Apache
    ESP Gas Separation Technology for Horizontal and Vertical Applications in the Permian Basin: An Operator’s Experience
  • Amber Blakely, Anadarko Petroleum
    Powder River Basin Exploration and Appraisal Artificial Lift: Fit for Purpose

1315 to 1445

Session 7: Tactics and Equipment

Session Chairpersons: Randy LaFollette, Baker Hughes; Mark Chapman, CARBO Ceramics

Access to critical services has become challenging for large and small operators alike. We will discuss operations strategies to reduce delays, equipment wear and costs, and the improvements’ impact on performance.


  • Blake Burnette, Baker Hughes
  • Reliability Considerations for Fracturing Equipment

  • Gabriel Kent, OTA Compression

    EPA Performance Standards and Storage Vessel Equipment

  • Warren Sumner, Omni Water Solutions
    Making Water Treatment Work in the Oil Field

1515 to 1645

Session 8: Stimulation Design

Session Chairpersons: Henry Lopez, Pioneer Natural Resources; Laura Taxiarchou, XTO Energy

Adequate stimulation is a key to liquids-rich reservoir development. This session provides a variety of presentations on stimulation-oriented topics with particular emphasis placed on fracture complexity, effective fracture height, and other fracturing design parameters impacting production in liquids-rich systems.


  • Mukul Sharma, The University of Texas at Austin
    Well Spacing, Fracture Spacing, Sequencing, and Fluid Selection in Pad Fracturing of
    Horizontal Wells
  • Timothy Pope, Schlumberger
    An Integrated Workflow for Unconventional Reservoirs
  • Stan Cullick, Linn Energy
    Fiber Optic Fracture and Production Monitoring in Midland Basin Vertical Stacked Pay

1645 to 1700

Closing Session

Speaker: Billy Harris, Elk River Resources

Technical Program