25th Annual 3D Seismic Symposium

03/19/2019 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Date(s) - 03/19/2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ellie Caulkins

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Seismic Symposium Silver Anniversary

March 19, 2019

Located at Ellie Caulkins Opera House

The 25thannual 3D Seismic Symposium, sponsored by the Denver Geophysical Society (DGS), will be held Tuesday 19 March, 2019 at the Ellie Caulkins Auditorium, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Complex in downtown Denver, Colorado. This year’s theme, 3D Seismic Symposium Silver Anniversary, celebrates the 25 year history of the 3D Seismic Symposium with a program that is a rich mix of case studies from across the United States and leading-edge technology workflows.

Dr. Joe Davis of Kalnin Ventures will kick off the day by outlining his petroleum system-based methodology for risking unconventional plays in his talk Defining Unconventional Sweet Spots.  And Chris Wright, CEO and Chairman of Liberty Oilfield Services, Executive Chairman of Liberty Resources, and founder of microseismic pioneering Pinnacle Technologies, will energize the lunchtime crowd with his observations and learnings of unconventional resources.

Presentations on complex interpretations include overthrust depth imaging in Beaver Creek Field, Wyoming from Devon Energy’s Robert Horine, and geosteering high angle, Lycoming county Marcellus horizontal wells by Bob Grundy of Inflection Energy.  Continuing the complexity theme, Laurence Letki, DUG, will present seismic acquisition and processing challenges in the SCOOP play of Oklahoma.

California Resources’ Darren Williams will discuss derisking unconventional reservoirs through integrated data analysis while Chad Severson, Aera Energy, will discuss delineation of tectonically controlled submarine channels with seismic attributes, both highlighting work in the San Joaquin Basin.

Multiple aspects and scales of the Permian Basin will be on show throughout the program.  In the Midland Basin, Aaron Fisher, of Tracker Resource Development, will outline the use of 3D seismic to map rock quality and landing target selection while QEP’s Cory Christie will discuss using geophysical applications to identify and minimize well interference.  Details of the Delaware Basin will be revealed through data integration studies as Devon Energy’s Marianne Rauch-Davies will discuss pore pressure prediction and rock properties insight from the Bone Springs Limestone and Wolfcamp will be outlined by Andrew Lewis of Fairfield Technologies.  Scott Cook of Tricon Geophysics and Mike McKee of Jetta Permian LP will present Wolfcamp fracture hazards as highlighted with the use of HTI fracture analysis.

As the use of fiber continues to gain traction in the industry, two presentations will discuss various applications of distributed acoustic sensing (DAS). Ge Jin, ConocoPhilips, will present the value of different frequency ranges of DAS data for well spacing and completion design optimization. Gary Binder, of Colorado School of Mines, will discuss the value of incorporating time-lapse vertical seismic profiling (VSP) and DAS data together to identify stress induced velocity changes.


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