The Oklahoma Geological Survey will be hosting “New Perspectives on Shales”, which will focus on the latest data and research relating to shales. This event will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at the Moore Norman Technology Center in Norman from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (registration opens at 7:30 am).
Accelerating exploitation in both domestic and international shales is generating new data and new questions. Cumulative learning from multiple shale plays can improve our understanding of a particular shale, leading to new models for gas storage and transport, new procedures for core analysis, new stimulation approaches, and new production strategies. New imaging technologies that reveal and quantify details of shale microstructure have been corroborated by mercury capillary pressure measurements and NMR spectroscopy. Shale mineralogy plays a critical role in defining more prospective reservoir elements and stimulation placement.
This workshop will focus on how these developments constrain transport models, gas-in-place calculations, and the role of organics. The goal is to stress the differences and similarities among shales by comparing data and experiences from various plays, in particular, the Marcellus, Bakken, Haynesville, Barnett, Woodford, Eagle Ford, and Fayetteville.
A poster session that includes studies ranging from the micro to the seismic scale will take place at the workshop. Petrophysical, geological, and seismic studies of gas shale will be available for detailed examination and discussion.
Advance registration is highly recommended. The workshop fee is $125.00, which includes coffee breaks, lunch, and the workshop manual and CD. Contact Tammie Creel to register for this workshop: 800/330-3996 or 405/325-3031; fax: 405/325-7069.