Upcoming events

    • April 02, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Cefalo's, 428 Washington Ave. Carnegie, PA

    Cefalo's Banquet and Event Center

    428 Washington Ave., Carnegie, PA

    5:00 PM - Social Hour

    5:45 PM - Dinner Buffet

    6:30 PM - Lecture

    A Permian Case Study In Value Creation: Doing Better Than You Imagined
    Presented by: Alison Weir-Small, Element Petroleum and Peter M. Duncan, MicroSeismic, Inc.

    Microseismic analysis for a horizontal well completed in the San Andres in Cochran County was used to measure the geometry of the created fracture network, evaluate optimization potential for the treatment design, and understand wellbore density for highest capital efficiency.  Acoustic data were acquired with an 11-arm star-shaped surface array during the treatment and used to image microseismic events and the created fracture network. Analysis showed a hydraulic half-length of about 300 ft with a propped half-length of about 80 ft. While a significant amount of activity was observed above and below the target interval the total propped height was only 140 ft. Microseismic activity was fairly symmetrical about the wellbore with fracture planes oriented mostly at 93° and some failure between 100-130°. Maximum horizontal stress direction was determined at around 40°. Horizontal stress anisotropy was observed to be low. Microseismic-based reservoir simulation shows that depletion occurs outside of the created fracture network as expected for a carbonate reservoir but indicates that wellbore density can be increased from four to six wells per section. In addition, treatment size may be increased for additional frac length and improved drainage. Historical production in the area is fairly variable and reflective of geologic heterogeneity. Operators are typically trying to intersect and/or access as many pockets with favorable reservoir properties as possible with horizontal wells and appropriate hydraulic stimulation designs. Offset operators are reporting an IRR of 129% for a one-mile lateral with an EUR of 250,000 bbls and a $45/$2.50 price deck. This makes the San Andres a viable investment and competitive with some areas in the Midland and Delaware Basins. For Cochran County specifically, the study well shows that acreage in the area offers more attractive returns than previously expected by being able to increase wellbore density from four to six wells per section.

    Biography: Dr. Peter Duncan: Peter M. Duncan is President and CEO of MicroSeismic, Inc. a Houston based oil field service company specializing in hydraulic fracture stimulation surveillance and evaluation.  He holds a Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Toronto.  His early career as an exploration geophysicist was with Shell Canada and then Digicon Geophysical, first in Calgary then in Houston. In 1992 he was one of 3 founders of 3DX Technologies Inc., a publicly traded independent oil and gas exploration company. Duncan was 2003-04 President of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). Duncan was the Fall 2008 SEG/AAPG Distinguished Lecturer speaking on the subject of Passive Seismic at 45 venues around the world. He is an Honorary Member of SEG, the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG), the Geophysical Society of Houston (GSH) and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE). He received the Enterprise Champion Award from the Houston Business Journal in 2010, the World Oil Innovative Thinker Award in 2011, and was the 2013 EY National Energy Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2014 he received the Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal from SEG.

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    • April 16, 2019
    • Pittsburgh, PA

    Maximizing the Marcellus, Unlocking the Utica


    Register Now for the New URTeC Workshop in Pittsburgh
    The Integrated Event for Unconventional Resource Teams

    URTeC Expands to Workshops
    Record-breaking URTeC Events Coming to a City Near You
    URTeC is the fastest-growing conference in the unconventional space and has seen record-breaking attendance. The highly regarded event has been so successful that the sponsoring organizations of SPE, AAPG, and SEG have begun offering regionally beneficial workshops. This one-day workshop will take place in the heart of the Appalachian Basin. Click here to learn more about the new URTeC events.

    URTeC Pittsburgh
    Maximizing the Marcellus, Unlocking the Utica
    While operators are still pushing the boundaries of the Utica play, the Marcellus is firmly established and optimization is the name of the game. This multi-disciplinary event will cover a broad range of topics from:
    ·         geologic characterization
    ·         inter-lateral spacing
    ·         proppant and perforation designs
    ·         production best practices
    Register now to hear from industry and academic professionals, make new connections, and learn current best practices to maximize your production.
    Shawn Bennett to Speak
    "Role of Natural Gas in the Future U.S. Energy Landscape"
    Shawn Bennett, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas, Department of Energy to speak at URTeC Pittsburgh Workshop. Natural gas sourced from shales has the potential to significantly increase America’s security of energy supply and lower prices for consumers. Along with oil and natural gas liquids, natural gas from shales is the foundation of America’s newly emergent global energy dominance, and 2019 is the third year that the U.S. is a net exporter of natural gas. Over the last decade new horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technologies have facilitated increased economic production. Today DOE research is targeted towards the development and field testing of technologies, tools, and best practices that will improve the understanding of the basic characteristics and nature of unconventional oil and gas reservoirs plus efforts on early-stage midstream research such as advanced materials and sensor research and development for pipeline integrity and new passive sensor platforms.

    Topical Luncheon featuring Shawn Bennett, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas, Department of Energy is included with registration to the workshop.

    Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
    1000 Corporate Dr
    Canonsburg, PA 15317
    +1 724 743 5000 | +1 724 743 5010

    • April 16, 2019
    • April 17, 2019
    • Houston, TX


    April 16-17, 2019
    Norris Conference Center
    Houston, TX

    For more information and to register, please visit the GSH-SEG event web site.

    • June 05, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • NOAH’s Event Center, Canonsburg, PA

    Wednesday, June 5

    NOAH’s Event Center
    2000 Town Center Blvd.

    Canonsburg, PA

    Sharing geophysical knowledge to maximize unconventional resource development of the Appalachian Basin

    Accepting abstracts and talks at Abstract deadline is 4/1/19.

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    Confirmed Speakers:

    Consultant – Joel Starr

    Cabot – Sam Ely

    Chevron – Casey Hagbo

    SEG Past President – Nancy House

    Range – Randall Hunt

    Repsol – Alan Leaver

    Seneca – Travis Duran

    Huntley & Huntley – Ian Thomas

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Thursday, June 6

    GSP Golf Tournament following day @ Lindenwood Golf Club, Canonsburg, PA.  Registration for the golf outing is not included in the cost of your symposium enrollment.  Register for the Golf Outing.

    • June 06, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Lindenwood Golf Club, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

    Thursday, June 6

    Lindenwood Golf Club
    360 Galley Road
    Canonsburg, PA          DIRECTIONS

    Lindenwood Golf Club rules require the use of soft spikes and with an enforced dress code of a collared shirt, no tennis shorts or blue jeans, and no tube tops for women.

    Before you begin online registration, we invite you to read important registration tips found HERE.


    8:30 AM - Registration (Complimentary Lunch Box will be provided.)

    10:00 AM - Best Ball Scramble; Shotgun Start

    Dinner and Door Prizes to follow golf.

    Registration Form Downloads

    Cost includes use of driving range, lunch box, 18 holes, cart, beverages on the course, dinner, and entry into the drawing for door prizes. Players must be present to be eligible to win the prizes. Payment must be received to confirm entry.

    There will be a Best Ball Scramble; Shotgun Start at 10:00 AM. Dinner, drawings and door prizes will follow the tournament. Dinner for spouses or outside non-golfing guests will be $35/person.

    If you haven't entered all names for your team, please Email Eddie Gonzales the names prior to June 3.

    Sponsors: Please Email your corporate logo to Eddie Gonzales.


    Door prizes, shirts or hats, golf bag goodies should be received no later than May 28. Please contact Eddie Gonzales for shipping address.

    Wednesday, June 5
    Register for the 1st Annual Appalachian Basin Geophysical Symposium, Canonsburg, PA.

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