2017 AAPG Mid-Continent Section Meeting
2017 AAPG Mid-Continent Section Meeting 

2017 AAPG Mid-Continent Section Meeting Oral Presentations

Monday’s Oral Presentations

Session 1, Rooms 1, 2, & 3

“Learnings from the SCOOP & STACK” 

Discoveries from the Up-Dip Expansion of the SCOOP Play

            Chris Carson, Casillas Petroleum


Evidence of Hydrothermal Alteration in the Woodford Shale – Anadarko and Ardmore Basins, Oklahoma

            Jennifer Roberts, R. Douglas Elmore, University of Oklahoma


Optimizing Lateral Placement and Production While Minimizing Completion Costs in the STACK

            Rick Schrynemeeckers, Amplified Geochemical Imaging, LLC


Identifying Some Mechanical Stratigraphic Controls on IP30 (First Month) Hydrocarbon Production Volumes in the SCOOP (South Central Oklahoma Oil Province) Play

            Carlos Molinares-Blanco, University of Oklahoma


Geochemical Fingerprinting and Fluid Phase Behavior of Produced Oils from Meramec and Woodfood Reservoirs from the STACK Play, Anadarko Basin

            Mohammad ‘Wahid’ Rahman, Tom Peryam, Dwain Veach, Mindy Homan, Jim Anderson, Buddy Price, Devon Energy


The Woodford Shale in the Marietta Basin (Oklahoma and Texas)

            Richard Brito, Roger M. Slatt, Ifunanya Ekwunife, Bryan Turner, University of Oklahoma


Knowledge of Inorganic Aspects of Kerogens in a Source Shale Bed is Absolutely Essential for a Deep Understanding of the Origin of Petroleum: A Lesson from the Late Devonian Woodford Shale in North-Central Oklahoma

            S. Chaudhuri, M. Totten, D. Ramirez-Caro, H. Alvarez, L. Kelly, G. Riepl, J. Miesse, S. Kirkwood, B. Reitz, M. Spaid-Reitz, S. Alkhammali, M. Wall, B. Kwasny, Kansas State


Rebirth of the Hunton in the Sooner Trend Field of Oklahoma

            Gregg McDonald, Maximum Exploration


Critical Evaluation of Pennsylvanian Cyclicity in the Anadarko Basin: A Probabilistic Model of High Frequency Eustasy in a High Accommodation Setting

            Mark W. Jensen, Jack Pashin, Oklahoma State University


Session 2, Room 5

“Mid-Continent Completions”

SPE Co-session

A Diagnostic Approach to Diversion Analysis and Optimal Lateral Length in the Midcontinent

            Chad Senters, ProTechnics Division of Core Laboratories, SPE OKC Chairman


Use of Core Data and Completions Diagnostic Methods to Improve Production Simulations in the Woodford

            Stephen Drylie, Stim-Lab Division of Core Laboratories


Utilizing Measured Drilling Parameters to Optimize Completions Design

            Jason VanderKooi, C&J Energy Services


Optimizing Unconventional Completions – An Integrated Approach



A Novel Tight Gas Evaluation Workflow for Targeting and Optimizing the Emerging Horizontal Lower Cotton Valley Play in North Louisiana

            Byron Cottingham, Linn Energy


Evaluation of Completion Practices in the STACK Using Completion Diagnostics and Production Analysis

            Scott Van Sickle, Chaparral Energy


Proppant Technology Advances and Reservoir Performance

            Susan Nash, Ph.D.


Activity Overview of the STACK and SCOOP with an Economic Evaluation Based on Modern Completion Methods 

            Clint Barefoot, Director of Consulting Services, DrillingInfo


Session 3, Room 4

“Applying New Technologies & Methodologies to Mature Plays”

New Interpretations on Chert Deposition and Porosity Evolution in Mississippian Cherts

            Buddy Price, Devon Energy


Application of Rock Geochemistry and Advanced Surface Logging Techniques to Predict Rock Heterogeneity and Fluid Distribution in Unconventional Reservoirs

            S. Sharma, C. Magnier, R. Michaelis, F. Kimour, M. Herkommer, Excellence Logging US INC.                     


Using Near Wellbore Acoustic Imaging to Complement Fracture Interpretation from Borehole Image Logs

            Jon Roberts, Devon Energy


Production Revival of the Oklahoma City South Wilcox Sand Unit, Oklahoma City Field, Oklahoma and Cleveland Counties, Oklahoma

           Jim Tull, Stephens & Johnson Operating


Evaluation of Thinly Laminated Zones from the Granite Wash Using an Integrated Workflow Including Logs, Core Data, and Digital Rock Analysis

            Tiffany Rider, Robert Aylsworth, Joel Walls, Anyela Morcote, Ingrain


Automated Decline Curve Analysis for Unconventional Reservoirs Based on Machine Learning: A Field Case Study

            Yifu Han, OU & Yunan Li, Texas A&M


Implications of Facies and Pore Architecture on NMR-Response in Carbonate Mudrock Reservoirs: Mississippian-Lime Play Case Study

            Ibukun Bode-Omoleye, Oklahoma State University


The Gunn Graben: Geology, Engineering, and the Missing Key, Geomechanics

            Nicolas O. Brissette, CPG, formerly Gunn Oil Company, Oakspring Energy, Roy J. Davis, GME, formerly Schlumberger


New Strategies -- Simpson Group Exploration

            Ray Suhm, Consultant


Tuesday’s Oral Presentations

Session 1, Rooms 1, 2, & 3

“The Other Unconventional Reservoirs of the Mid-Continent”

Novaculitic Chert (Devonian-Mississippian) in the Southern Midcontinent: Organic-Rich Sedimentation and Palaeoceanography Along a Shelf-Rise Transect

            Kyrsti A. Cecil, Jack C. Pashin, Oklahoma State University


Stratigraphic Architecture of the Mississippian Limestone Through Integrated Electrofacies Classification, Hardtner Field Area, Kansas and Oklahoma

            Niles W. Wethington, Matthew J. Pranter, University of Oklahoma


Outcrop-Based Conodont Biostratigraphy of Meramecian-Chesterian Rocks in Oklahoma

            Cory J. Godwin, James O. Puckette, Oklahoma State University


Natural Fracture Characterization and Prediction in the Unconventional “Mississippian Limestone” Play, North-Central Oklahoma, U.S.A.

            Yulun Wang, Taylor Thompson, Michael Grammer, Oklahoma State University


Applying a Sequence Stratigraphic Model to Explain Stratigraphic Architecture and the Spatial Distribution of Reservoir Facies in the Mississippian Limestone

            Jim Puckette, Keller Flinton, Mike Grammer, Oklahoma State University


Stratigraphic Variability of the Desmoinesian Marmaton Group Across the Lips Fault System in the Texas Panhandle Granite Wash, Southern Anadarko Basin

            Patrick Jordan, Mississippi State University


Additional Opportunities in the Fayetteville Shale Play of Northcentral Arkansas

            Phillip Shelby, Shelby Geological Consultants


Importance of Outcrop Characterization of Unconventional Shale Resources

            Richard Brito, Roger M Slatt, Henry Galvis, Daniela Becerra, Sayantan Ghosh, University of Oklahoma


Session 2, Room 5

“Geophysics this Decade: The Technological Boom”

Geophysical Society CO-session

Land Based S-Wave Reflection Seismology with P Sources

            Bob Hardage, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin


Regional-Scale Characterization of the Arbuckle Group’s Depositional History and Cap Rock Facies Variations and Their Role on Arbuckle Reservoir Characteristics and Saltwater Injection (Part 1 & 2)

            Kurt Rottmann, RKR Services Co


New Age Fracture Mapping Diagnostic Tools-A STACK Case Study

            Kyle Haustveit, Devon Energy


Microseismic Estimates of Surface Seismic Brittleness Estimates: Application to a Barnett Shale Survey

            Roderick Perez-Altamar, John Henry Alzate, Amanda Trumbo, Kurt J. Marfurt


Delaware Basin: Characterizing the Lower Abo Horizontal Oil Play Using Seismic

            Johannes Douma, Cimarex Energy Co.


Mapping Reservoir Stress Conditions using Hydraulic Fracturing Microseismicity

            Orlando J. Teran, PhD, MicroSeismic Inc.


Identification of Potential Lacustrine Stratigraphic Intervals in the Woodford Shale, Oklahoma, Using Multi-Attribute 3D Seismic Displays and a Supervised Neural Network

            Emilio J. Torres, Roger M. Slatt, Kurt J. Marfurt, Lennon E. Infante, Luis A. Castillo


Digital Surface Imagery from 3D Pointcloud to Enhance 3D Seismic Survey Planning and Operations

            Richard Shaver, Vice President, Ace Aerial LLC


Session 3 (AM), Room 4

“Mid-Continent Roots”

The Arbuckle Mountains as a Laboratory for Geological Education

            Bob Allen, retired, Bob Neman, Independent


Hypothetical 1859 North American Exploratory Program

            Ray Sorenson


On the Road to the Roadside Geology of Oklahoma

            Neil H. Suneson, OGS


Shooters - A Fracking History

            Bruce Wells


Session 3 (PM), Room 4

“Mid-Continent Conventional Plays”

Cherokee Paleolithology, Long Branch Field, Payne County, OK

            Greg Riepl, Independent


Forest City Basin - Structural Control on Production

            Marvin P Carlson, Rock Resources


Predicting Channel Sand Wells in the Anadarko Basin with a 90% Accuracy

            Rick Schrynemeeckers, Amplified Geochemical Imaging, LLC


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