Wednesday, February 26, 2020
The Petroleum Club of Houston
1201 Louisiana Street, 35th floor, Houston, TX
- If you valet park we can give you a discount coupon, the Petroleum Club does NOT validate parking
Social 11:15 AM, Luncheon 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
Cost: $35 pre-registered members; $40 for non-members/ALL walk-ups;
$35 for Emeritus/Life/Honorary; $15 for HGS student members if pre-registered and pre-paid.
To guarantee a seat, you must pre-register on the HGS website and pre-pay with a credit card. You may walk up and pay at the door if extra seats are available. Please cancel by phone or email within 24 hours before the event for a refund. Online & pre-registration closes Wednesday, February 26 at 5:00 AM
How Hot is the Kitchen? - Hydrocarbon Migration Tomography
Speaker: Rudy Wilhelm
On 1 March 1993, W.G. Leach published a three-part OGJ article confirming that “The bulk of all oil and gas reserves in the South Louisiana Tertiary sands is concentrated near the top of abnormal pressure.” But on 3 Nov 1997, Guzman et al. demonstrated in an OGJ article the usefulness of seismic velocity data for explorers by publishing numerous named examples of velocity slowdowns above some famous oil and gas fields in the GOM and onshore South Texas. This apparent contradiction spooked us. The puzzle has now been resolved using Hydrocarbon Migration Tomography (HCM) scans.
Today, the case studies presented will illuminate, for probably the first time, the HC migration pathways from their putative sources into and through famous oil and gas fields and costly dusters on the shelf, in deep water, and abroad. Explorers may experience a “come-to-Jesus” moment.
Rudy Wilhelm holds a MS in Physics, a MS in Petroleum Engineering and passed Stanford University Mark Zoback’s online Reservoir Geomechanics course. He used to be a Geophysicist at Shell Oil Co. More at www.oilvel.com.