WHO WILL ATTEND

Meet Senior Decision Makers From:


  • US Major Oil & Gas Companies
  • E&P Companies In The Utica
  • E&P Companies In The Tuscaloosa
  • E&P Companies In The Monterey
  • Operators In The Green River Formation
  • Operators In The Avalon, Bone Springs And Cline
  • Companies Looking To Enter The Woodford Oil Shale
  • Companies Looking To Enter The Heath Play
  • Global Oil & Gas Investors
  • Government Bodies

With The Following Job Titles


COOs, VP’s, Directors, Managers, Team Leads & Chiefs Of…

  • Exploration
  • New ventures
  • Engineering
  • Development
  • Geology
  • Completions
  • Drilling
  • Production

Plus…


  • Directional Drilling Companies
  • Drilling Fluids Suppliers
  • Down-hole Tools Suppliers
  • Reservoir Engineering Companies
  • Seismic & Core Analysis Companies
  • Hydraulic Fracturing & Completion Technology Suppliers
  • Seismic & Core Analysis Companies
  • Horizontal Drilling Companies
  • Midstream & Pipeline Companies
  • Key Industry Laboratory & Analysis Firms
  • Pressure Pumping Firms
  • Market & Economic Analysts
  • Environmental Consultancies
  • Geological Surveys
  • Research & Development Institutes & Universities
  • Modelling Software Systems Companies
  • Investment Firms
  • CO2 Sequestration
  • Water Treatment/Management
  • Oil Transportation Companies
  • Research & Development Institutes & Universities

EMERGING U.S. SHALE PLAYS 2012

For more information about Emerging US Shale Plays 2013 Congress, please go: www.emerging-shale-plays-usa-2013.com/

As the shale gas and tight oil revolution has exploded in recent years, the importance of being an early-mover in emerging plays has become a pre-requisite to E&P profitability. In an intense environment of high investment stakes and depressed gas prices, it is imperative that only the most lucrative oil and liquid-rich plays are entered. In the search for the next big resource play, it is vital for producers to identify the key geological components that will lay the essential foundations for long-term economic viability in previously un-tapped plays. First movers in oil and liquid rich plays have the opportunity to snap up the quality acreage at a fraction of the costs, meaning it is highly cost-effective to spot these opportunities in the earliest stages, to secure huge competitive advantages and drive robust profit margins.

The benefits of identifying the next big resource play can only be fully realized by understanding the most effective completions and drilling techniques particular to each formation. Understanding the geological characteristics relative existing completion practices will provide the knowledge needed to vigorously pursue optimum recovery and obtain maximum profits.

Emerging Shale Plays USA 2012 brought together executives from the first movers in North America’s leading undeveloped shale plays to analyze reservoir characteristics, initial production rates and regulatory conditions to determine the long-term economic viability of developing these newly identified unconventional assets.

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Day one examined the reservoir characteristics the Utica, Tuscaloosa and Monterey Shale to determine the quality of resource and the optimum drilling and completions techniques to make these plays profitable. It analysed the geological, petrophysical, engineering and regulatory components of the Utica to determine the scope of the liquid rich play. It then examined how the latest drilling and completions techniques can unlock the production potential of the Tuscaloosa, which is said to be equivalent to the Eagle Ford. Last but not least, Day One evaluated the geology, completions and unique regulatory backdrop of the Monterey shale to establish EURs, profitability and feasibility of entrance.

Day two analysed the existing lithology, completions and well performance data to determine the productivity potential of the Avalon, Bone Spring, Cline, Green River, Woodford & Heath Play. It studied the well performance of the Avalon, Bone Spring and Cline to determine potential recovery volumes. It also realised the play-specific drilling and completions techniques and how to operate around the western Colorado aquifer. It also studied the rock characteristics of the Woodford to understand its potential for high flow rate wells. Finally, it evaluated the maturity, permeability and pressure of the Heath reservoir to derive reserve estimations and assess the profitability of the play.

SHELL

"Very good and appropriate selection of topics"

When everyone is out to discover the next Marcellus, Bakken or Eagle Ford…

…it is critical to gain the widest wealth of knowledge possible on the geological, completions and regulatory aspects of new and emerging plays to assess the practical and commercial feasibility of entering and unlocking the resources in place.

Emerging Shale Plays USA 2012 will bring together experts from the hottest emerging plays in the country to share geological understandings, best and worst practices for drillings and completions as well as play-specific regulatory and environmental challenges to minimize risk and maximize resource recovery and financial netback for the following plays:

UTICA: Analyzing geological, petrophysical, engineering and regulatory components of the Utica to determine the scope of the liquid-rich play

TUSCALOOSA: Examining how the latest drilling and completion techniques could unlock a production potential equivalent to the Eagle Ford

MONTEREY: Evaluating the geology, completions and unique regulatory backdrop to establish EURs, profitability and feasibility of entrance

AVALON, BONE SPRING & CLINE: Studying the geology and well performance of emerging Texas plays to determine potential recovery volumes

GREEN RIVER FORMATION: Realizing the geological characteristics to determine optimum play-specific drilling and completions techniques

WOODFORD SHALE OIL PLAY: Analyzing the key geological components of the Woodford to fully understand the high flow rate potential of this unique oil play

HEATH: Analyzing the maturity, permeability and pressure of the reservoir to derive reserve estimations and assess profitability of the play