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Tuesday, 1 April

0800-1130

Town Center South

PL01 Challenges and Future Opportunities of Unconventional Resources – A View From the Top

2014 SPE President Jeff Spath will open the conference. This will be followed by an Executive Keynote Session. The Executive Keynote session for this conference provides an opportunity for the invited executives to discuss the strategies and tactics of their company in the exploration and exploitation of America's unconventional (shale) oil and gas resources. While the theme is "Challenges and Future Opportunities," we can expect insight into each company's portfolio: Why they are where they are now — as well as where they may want to be in the near, mid, and longer terms. Based on prior offerings of executive viewpoints in this conference, we can expect both candor and confidence — and open engagement on where these executives want to take their respective organizations in the pursuit of unconventional resources — geographically, technically, and philosophically. Session will end with Q&A

Session Moderators:

Thomas Alwin Blasingame, Texas A and M University; Mariano E. Gurfinkel, Hess Corp.

Panelists:

Gerbert Schoonman Gerbert Schoonman
Hess Corporation
Chandler Wilhelm Challenges of Tight Oil
Chandler Wilhelm, Shell Exploration & Production Co
Rod Skaufel Rod Skaufel
BHP Billiton
Paula Gant Paula Gant
U.S. Department of Energy
Wednesday, 2 April

1330-1500

Town Center South

PL02 Hot Topic - Unconventional Resources Research

The Hot Topic session addresses critical issues in unconventional resources research and development. Our panelists will present results from current and future research on emerging resource plays, restimulation of horizontal wells, induced seismicity and control of methane emissions. Session will end with Q&A

Session Moderators:

Stephen A. Baumgartner, Marathon Oil Co; Kent Francis Perry, RPSEA

Panelists:

Vello Alex Kuuskraa Emerging Unconventional Resource Plays
Vello Alex Kuuskraa, Advanced Resources International, Inc.
Steve Wolhart Steve Wolhart
Pinnacle - a Halliburton Service
Mark D. Zoback Seismicity and Fluid Injection
Mark D. Zoback, Stanford University
C. Michael Ming Managing Methane
C. Michael Ming, GE Global Research
Wednesday, 2 April

1545-1715

Town Center South

PL03 Hot Topic - Liquid Rich Shale

“Liquid-Rich” Shales (LRS) and light tight oil (LTO) reservoirs are currently the hottest unconventional plays in North America, yet little is known about the long-term producibility of these plays. This panel discussion will address several topics of interest related to prospectivity and production of LRS and LTO, including cause of unique PVT properties in LRS (relationship between the source rock and the reservoir), targeting laterals, production forecasting, and enhanced recovery in LRS and LTO. Session will end with Q&A

Session Moderators:

Christopher R. Clarkson, University of Calgary; Michael Godec, Advanced Resources Intl Inc

Panelists:

Gerald Eric Michael Source Rock, Migration and Fluid Properties in Liquid Rich Shales
Gerald Eric Michael, ConocoPhillips
Joseph H. Frantz Considerations for Targeting Laterals - Reservoir Quality, Created Fracture Geometry, and Proppant Placement
Joseph H. Frantz, Range Resources - Appalachia LLC
Dilhan Ilk Perspectives on Well Performance Analysis and Production Forecasting in Liquid Rich Plays
Dilhan Ilk, DeGolyer and MacNaughton
James Alan Sorensen Potential to Use CO2 for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Tight Oil Formations: A Bakken Case Study
James Alan Sorensen, University of North Dakota