Wednesday Morning Technical Presentations

Introductory Remarks
Diagenetic Evolution of the Cangulo Formation Pre-Salt Carbonates (Onshore Namibe Basin, Angola)
V. Baqués, M. Moragas*, L. Fabio, M. Zeller, D. Hunt, E. Casciello, J. Vergés, I. Cruz, G. Messager, I. Sharp, S. Higgins, U. Freitag, H. Ferreira, V. Machado
Spatial Distribution of Diagenetic Geobodies in Carboniferous Host Rock, Picos de Europa, Northern Spain
V. Vandeginste, A. Peskin, G. J. Hampson
Constraints on the Burial History of Tengiz Field From Clumped Isotope Paleothermometry
J. W. Bishop, T. Playton, D. Katz, W. Narr, E. Earnest-Heckler, J. Dickson, K. Snell, K. Bergmann, J. Eiler
Clumped Isotope Paleothermometry in Bahamian Dolomites
S. Murray, P. Swart
Refreshment Break
A Case for Caution When Using Geochemical Models to Make Predictions About Dolomite
S. E. Kaczmarek, F. F. Whitaker, M. Avila, D. Lewis, P. J. Saccocia
Hydrothermal Dolomitization Paradigms and the Manetoe Dolomite: Are All HTDs Fault-Related?
D. Morrow
Depositional and Diagenetic Investigation of a Tertiary Isolated Carbonate Platform, Evidence for Significant Gas-Charge-Related Dolomitization
J. M. Rivers, L. Meyer, D. Walley, J. Anthony, S. Becker
Application of Quantitative 2-D Image Analysis to Geologic Core Description: Example From Steamflooded First Eocene Reservoir, Wafra Field, Kuwait-Saudi Arabia Partitioned Zone
R. J. Barnaby
Introductory Remarks
Western Canada Resource Plays: The Phoenix Awaits
M. Fockler, B. McKenzie
Reservoir Facies Impact on Drilling, Completion and Production in the Cardium Tight Oil Play
R. D. Czypionka, D. Gulewicz, D. Keith, M. Rey
Comparison of Geological Factors Affecting Production in the Cardium Tight Light Oil Play, Alberta, Canada
P. K. Pedersen, R. Van, H. Nicholas, A. Fraser, J. Fic
Refreshment Break
Determination of Reservoir Properties From XRF Elemental Data in the Duvernay Formation
T. Weedmark, R. Spencer
Grey: De-Risking the Duvernay Formation Oil Window Through an Integrated Core Analytics, Petrographic and Geochemical Approach
L. Dunn, C. Fairhurst, N. Marcano, C. DeBuhr, F. F. Krause
Souring of Kaybob Duvernay Wells: Investigation of Frac Barrier Effectiveness, Completions Design and Pre-Duvernay Structural Features
G. R. Chalmers
Stratigraphic Architecture and Sedimentology in Relation to the Mid-Montney Sequence Boundary in Northeast British Columbia
A. Gegolick, C. M. Furlong, M. Gingras, D. Prenoslo, S. C. Sanders, J. Zonneveld
Strategies for Success in Unconventional Plays With Examples From the Montney Formation in Western Canada
D. Russum, L. Boyd, J. Cantin
Introductory Remarks
Petroleum Systems Modeling Since AAPG Memoir 60
B. Wygrala, T. Hantschel
Petroleum Systems of the Scotian Basin
M. Fowler, J. Webb, M. Obermajer, F. Monnier, A. Mort, M. Luheshi, A. MacDonald
Expulsion and Primary Migration of Hydrocarbons — Observations in Outcrops
H. Læseth, P. Cobbold, N. Rodrigues, L. Wensaas, T. Leith, A. Steen, M. Gading
Assessment of Temporal Source Rock Variability: An Example From the Lower Jurassic Posidonia Shale
W. Ruebsam, M. Stockhausen, L. Schwark
Refreshment Break
All Models Are Wrong — Some Are Useful
Z. He
Madison Group Source Rocks, Williston Basin, USA
D. M. Jarvie, J. Lefever, S. H. Nordeng
Identification of Western Canada Sedimentary Basin Petroleum Systems Using Produced Oil Geochemistry
J. B. Curtis, J. Zumberge, S. Brown
Experimental Investigation of the Generation and Expulsion Characteristics of Different Source Rocks and the Impact Onto the Composition of Hydrocarbons
M. Stockhausen, R. Galimberti, L. DiPaolo, L. Schwark
Petroleum System Analysis: What Have We Learned Since Magoon and Dow's Memoir 60?
A. S. Pepper
Introductory Remarks
Time-Lapse Gravity and Gravity Gradient Reservoir Monitoring
E. Elliott, A. Braun
Inferring Bulk Reservoir Properties From Microseismcity
A. M. Baig, T. Urbancic, E. vonLunen
Utilizing Microseismic Scanlines to Characterize the Fracture State in Unconventional Reservoirs
T. Urbancic, A. M. Baig
Characterizing Spatiotemporal Deformation in the Reservoir as Related to Hydraulic Fracture Stimulations
A. M. Baig, T. Urbancic, L. Smith-Boughner, E. vonLunen
Refreshment Break
Microseismic Event Detection and Characterization Using Sparse Surface Networks
D. Baturan, A. Law, S. Karimi
Microseismic Event Location Trend and Their Relationship With Sequence Stratigraphy
J. Zhang, R. Slatt
Fluid Substitution Modeling to Determine Sensitivity of Time-Lapse 3-D Vertical Seismic Profile Data to Injected CO2
K. Haar, R. Balch
Rock Physics of Bitumen Saturated Carbonates
A. Rabbani, D. Schmitt, Z. Wang, X. Chen, O. Ong, J. Nycz, K. Gray
Time-Lapse Imaging of Heavy Oil Reservoirs at Shallow and Deep Using Ultra-Stable Seismic Sources
J. Kasahara
Introductory Remarks
Latitudinal Controls on Siliciclastic Sediment Production and Transport
J. P. Syvitski
Variations on a Theme — Latitiduninal Impacts on Sequence Stratigraphy
J. R. Suter, C. M. Fraticelli
Timing Mismatch Between Facies Change and Provenance Change in Large River Systems: Implications for Reservoir Development in Evolving Catchments
D. Macdonald, P. Robinson, U. Nicholson
What Difference Does a Eustatic Curve Make?
A. D. Harris, J. Covault, M. Perlmutter, Z. Sylvester, T. Sun, D. Granjeon
Refreshment Break
Feeder Channel-Belts and Coeval Shelf-Edge Evolution in the Lower Wilcox Clastic Wedge, South Texas: Implications for Sand Selivery Into the Deepwater of the Gulf of Mexico
J. Zhang, R. Steel, W. Ambrose
Detrital Zircon Geochronology Applied to Source-to-Sink Analyses and Exploration: Insights From the Modern Mississippi River and Pleistocene Deepwater Mississippi Fan System
C. C. Mason, J. Clark, A. Fildani, T. Gerber, M. Dykstra, M. McKay, M. Blum, D. F. Stockli
New Insights Into the Stratigraphic and Structural Evolution of the Middle to Late Jurassic Neuquén Basin as Constrained by Detrital Zircon (U-Th)/(He-Pb) and Apatite (U-Th)/He Ages
E. J. Pujols, V. M. Rossi, J. LevaLópez, R. Steel, D. F. Stockli
The Provenance of Sands in Transcontinental Rivers: What Can Detrital K-Feldspar Tell Us?
A. Blowick, P. Haughton, S. Tyrrell, J. Holbrook, S. Daly, P. Shannon
Introductory Remarks
Incorporating Microseismic Ruptures to Build a Discrete Fracture Network
A. M. Baig, T. Urbancic
Discrete Fracture Network Construction Using Microseismic Observations
S. D. Goodfellow, S. Maxwell, M. Grob, D. Chorney
Chemical-Mechanical Interactions in Natural Fracture Growth
P. Eichhubl, S. E. Laubach, J. E. Olson, A. Fall, Z. Fan, J. Major, O. Callahan, X. Chen, Y. A. Alzayer, N. Doungkaew
New Insights Into the Contribution of Sub-Seismic Faults to Deformation in the Earth’s Crust
C. W. Nixon, D. J. Sanderson, M. W. Putz-Perrier, J. M. Bull
Refreshment Break
Fracture Size and Intensity Scaling From Core to DFN Model
D. Bearinger, C. Hillier
Calibration of Fracture Models Using Multi-Scale Outcrop Analogues — The Importance of Mechanical Stratigraphy
R. R. Jones, J. J. Long, S. Kokkalas, S. E. Daniels
The Distribution of Sector-Scale Permeability From Production Data Within Naturally-Fractured Folds of the Canadian Foothills
B. Stephenson, J. Duer, C. Glemser, M. Khan, D. Repol
Introductory Remarks
Pre-Salt Lacustrine Coquinas Limestone Reservoir of Lower Cretaceous Itapema Formation in Santos Basin, Brazil
J. Zhang, H. Wang
Effect of Carbonate Diagenesis on Reservoir Quality of the Middle Bakken Formation, USA
M. Brodie, A. Aplin, J. Gluyas, B. Hart
A Tight Carbonate Reservoir in the Mississippian Pekisko Formation: The Role of Pervasive Microvuggy Porosity
L. Eggie, N. Chow, J. Miller
The Middle Montney — A Dirty Old Carbonate Formation With a Secret Past?
R. Wust, D. Kelly, A. Bonk-Richards, H. Offord, B. Collins, B. Nassichuk, J. Nieto
Introductory Remarks
Unbioturbated Carbonaceous Shales in the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway Record Oxic Bottom–Water Conditions
S. E. Dashtgard, J. MacEachern
Source Within the Seal: Organic-Rich Shales Within the Onion Creek Diapir, Moab, UT
S. M. Hudson, T. Tuttle, M. Wood
Petroleum Geochemistry and Mudstone Diagenesis of the Woodford Shale, Anadarko Basin, USA — An Integrated Approach
C. D. Laughrey, P. Purrazzella
A High-Resolution, Multi-Proxy Study of Organic-Rich Mudrocks From the Mid Cenomanian Event in North America
S. Patel, I. Harding, J. Marshall, J. Eldrett
Introductory Remarks
Mixed Wave, Tide and Fluvial-Influenced, Tropical Coastal-Shelf Deposition: Miocene-Recent Baram Delta Province, NW Borneo
D. S. Collins, H. D. Johnson, P. A. Allison, A. Avdis
Sedimentologic and Stratigraphic Characterization of Mixed-Energy Deltas: Example From the Lajas Formation (Argentina)
V. M. Rossi, R. Steel
Morphodynamic Stratigraphy of River-Dominated Deltaic Bars
R. L. Caldwell, D. Edmonds, J. L. Best, D. R. Parsons, R. L. Slingerland
Refreshment Break
Morphological and Stratigraphic Characterization of Sandy Large-Scale Foresets (Agrio Fm., Argentina): Insights Into Short-Term Construction of Wave-Dominated Coastal Systems
E. Schwarz, G. Veiga
Are Tides Controlled by Latitude?
R. W. Dalrymple, L. Padman
Mixed Energy Process Interactions Read From a Tide-Dominated Shoreline: The Paleo-Orinoco Delta, Trinidad
Y. Peng, R. Steel, V. M. Rossi, C. Clayton, C. Hughes
Early Mesozoic Silt-Dominated Coastal Successions on the Western Margin of the North American Craton
J. Zonneveld, T. Moslow, S. M. Hubbard, T. W. Beatty
Integrating Sedimentology and Ichnology in the Beacon Supergroup, Central Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica to Clarify Paleoenvironmental Interpretations and Refine Basin Analysis
P. P. Flaig, S. Hasiotis, A. Jackson, D. A. vanderKolk

Wednesday Afternoon Technical Presentations

Introductory Remarks
Sweet-Spotting Unconventional Plays Using Geo-Microbial Hydrocarbon Detection and 4G Exploration Model
H. Mei
Water Retention Characteristics of Sedimentary Rocks and its Application for Characterization of Unconventional Reservoirs and Well Stimulation Optimization
A. Cui, C. Twemlow, B. Nassichuk, R. Hawkes
Pore Throat Controlling Liquid Yield in Shale — Mismatch Between Dry Produced Gas at Surface and Wet Gas or Condensate in the Reservoir
J. D. Chatellier, R. Perez
Porosity Calculation From Core in the Montney Formation: A New Approach
D. Kelly, J. Nieto*, A. Cui, C. Twemlow, B. Nassichuk
Refreshment Break
Rapidly Assessing Materiality and Commerciality in Organic-Rich Mudstones by Linking Geochemical Responses Back to Corresponding Acoustic and Geomechanical Rock Properties
P. Desjardins, C. M. Achong, O. DavogusttoCataldo
Proppant Damage Characterization Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Measurements
A. A. Aderibigbe, K. Cheng, Z. Heidari*, T. Fuss-Dezelic, J. Shi
The Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory (MSEEL)
T. Carr
Modelling at a Provincial Scale: Challenges and Solutions
S. Lyster, K. MacCormack, M. Babakhani
Introductory Remarks
Alternating Currents: When Braided Channels Begin to Meander
J. Noad
The Role of Floodplain Aggradation in Building Low-Gradient Dryland River Stratigraphy
K. A. vanToorenenburg, M. E. Donselaar, G. Weltje
Paleotopographic Controls on Fluvial Architecture of Pre-Vegetated Braided Fluvial Strata in a Basal Cambrian-Ordovician Sandstone: Potsdam Group of the Ottawa Embayment and Quebec Basin
D. G. Lowe, B. Arnott
Facies Variability in a Large-Scale Mississippi River Point Bar, False River, Louisiana, USA
P. Clift, J. Lorenzo, A. Lechnowskyj, M. Morrison, E. Olson
Understanding Channel Belt Connectivity on a System Scale in Fluvial Settings
A. Owen, A. Hartley, G. Weissmann, G. Nichols
Refreshment Break
Spatial and Temporal Variability of Point Bar Architecture in the Tidal-Fluvial Transtion of Sittaung River, Myanmar
K. Choi, J. Jeon, J. Jo, J. Suk, D. Kim
The McMurray Conundrum: Conflicting Interpretations of Environment of Deposition and Paleogeography
M. Blum, D. Jennings
Vertical Facies Transitions in a Progradational Fluvial-Fan Succession (Mendoza Foreland, Argentina): Depositional Processes and Spurious Climate Signals
D. Ventra, A. Moscariello, G. Hunger, G. Veiga
Stratigraphic Evidence for Major Shifts in Meander Bend Planform Morphology: Examples From Late Cretaceous Meander Belt Deposits of Southern Alberta
P. Durkin, D. Leckie, S. M. Hubbard, R. Boyd, J. Holbrook
Introductory Remarks
Depth to 0.6% Vitrinite Reflectance Defines Magnitude of Uplift in Middle Ground Area of the North Slope, Alaska
A. HosfordScheirer, L. B. Magoon
Empirical Relationship Between Gas-Chemical Composition and Thermal Maturity in Eagle Ford Formation, South Texas
T. Zhang, X. Sun, K. L. Milliken, S. C. Ruppel, D. Enriquez
Expulsion and Migration Associated with Unconventional Petroleum Systems
B. J. Katz, I. Arango, F. Frasse
From Elemental X-Ray Fluorescence Analyses to Reservoir and Mechanical Properties of Unconventional Reservoirs: A Montney Story
A. Cui, R. Wust, K. Glover, B. Nassichuk
Geochemical Characteristics and Application of Sterane and Terpane Biomarkers in Heavy Oils From Lacustrine Source Rocks of Liaodong Bay, Bohai Bay Basin, China
D. Tian, Q. Xia, Y. Xue, L. Tian, C. Xu, K. Wu, R. Zhang, J. Wang, W. Pan
Refreshment Break
Geological Openness on the Chemical and Carbon Isotopic Signatures of Shale Gas: Implications From the Stepwise Pyrolysis of Bitumen
H. Tian, H. Gai, X. X. Ming, B. J. Huang
Rock-Eval Pyrolysis Data Analysis and Kerogen Kinetics Comparison of Selected Producing and Potential Shale Gas Plays in Canadian Sedimentary Basins
Z. Chen, C. Jiang
Utilizing Geochemical Analysis in Unconventional Reservoirs to Allocate Produced Oils to Stratigraphic Zone
H. LaReau, J. E. Dahl, A. Clark, B. Parney, S. Friedman
Challenges in Using Programmed Pyrolysis Data From Mature to Late Mature Source Rocks to Evaluate Source Rock Capabilities and Free Hydrocarbons in Unconventional Resource Plays
A. D. McCauley, M. Abrams
Introductory Remarks
Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of the Walloon Subgroup, Surat Basin, Australia
R. Boyd, S. Dewar, A. Aouad, B. Pidgeon, L. Sammons
Elemental Geochemistry of Some Canadian Oil Shale
F. Goodarzi, P. K. Pedersen, H. Sanei
Coal Seam Gas Content Controlling Factors and its Trends in Eastern Surat Basin
X. Kong
Changes in Gas Storage and Transport Properties With Continued Bioconversion of Coal
R. Pandey, S. Harpalani, J. Zhang, Y. Liang
Introductory Remarks
3-D Geology and Petroleum Chemistry of the Alberta Peace River Oil Sands — Investigating Odours and Emissions
S. Anderson, C. Filewich, S. Lyster, K. MacCormack
Talking Responsibly About Your Contingent Resource Oil Sands Project (Presented by B. Spackman)
C. Bennett
Coupled Simulation With Integrated 2-D and 3-D Factor of Safety Analysis for SAGD Caprock Integrity
J. Xiong, N. L. Deisman, R. Chalaturnyk
Monitoring SAGD Conformance and Caprock Integrity With Depth to Surface Resistivity
G. Nieuwenhuis, K. MacLennan, V. Ramadoss, M. Wilt, P. Esposito
Back Analysis of Joslyn Failure Using DEM Geomechanical Model
A. Khani, N. L. Deisman, R. Chalaturnyk
Introductory Remarks
What Do More Productive Tight Oil and Gas Wells Mean for the Global Business Environment?
R. Dukes
Tight Oil Unconventionals: Better Reservoir and Performance Understanding Resulting in a Novel Development Ranking Methodology Achieving Higher Recovery Through Dynamic Sweet-Spots Modeling
E. A. Elrafie
Anoxia and Euxinia (or not) in an Upper Devonian Black Shale: Woodford Shale, Permian Basin, West Texas
N. B. Harris, M. Slowakiewicz, R. Pancost, S. Poole
The Unconventional Resource Potential of the Pennsylvanian Leo/Minnelusa Formations of the Powder River and Denver Basins
A. Kratochvil, M. Cheng, A. Brickell, R. Fitzsimmons
Refreshment Break
Seismic Architecture and Anatomy of a Basin-Scale Lowstand Wedge (Mulichinco Fm, Argentina): Implications for Tight Reservoirs Exploration
S. M. Arismendi, M. E. Pascariello, M. F. Rincón, E. Schwarz, M. Olivo
Characterization of Deep Tight Carbonate Gas Plays With an Integrated Interpretation — Case Study From North Kuwait
J. D. Rao, S. Al-Ashwak, M. Y. Al-Dousiri, A. M. Al-Anzi, N. S. Rao, Q. Dashti, S. Chakravorty, T. L. DeKeyser
Comparing Basin-Centred Gas Prospectivity in the Bowen-Surat Basin (Queensland, Australia) With the Deep Basin of Western Canada and the Piceance Basin of Utah
B. J. Hayes, P. Nicholls, K. Dorey, R. Bresnahan, W. McDougall, C. Wickens
Characteristics of Tight Gas Reservoir in the Upper Triassic Sichuan Basin, Western China
Q. Li
Introductory Remarks
3-D Geomechanical Restoration as a Tool for Fractured Reservoir Characterization: Example From the Permian Basin
J. Stockmeyer, J. H. Shaw, A. Plesch, M. Wales, L. Lavin, L. T. Billingsley, R. Knox, L. Finger
Influence of Tectonic Setting on Borehole-Scale Deformation Around the Margins of the Permian Basin (Texas, USA)
D. A. Ferrill, S. Wigginton, K. J. Smart, R. N. McGinnis, A. P. Morris
Polygonal Fault Systems Upper Cretaceous Strata, Denver Basin
S. Sonnenberg
Bedding-Parallel Fractures in Shales
J. F. Gale, E. Ukar, Q. Wang, S. J. Elliott
Characterizing Bedding-Parallel Fractures in Shale: Aperture-Size Distributions and Spatial Organization
Q. Wang, J. F. Gale
Refreshment Break
Penetrative Strain on the Field Scale: Detrimental to Reservoir Quality?
C. M. Burberry
Sedimentological Controls on Natural Fracture Networks in the Turonian Second White Specks Formation, Highwood River, Southwestern Alberta
B. Komaromi, P. K. Pedersen
3-D Palinspastic Reconstruction of Prograding Units Oblique to the Tectonic Transport: An Analysis of the Early-Middle Jurassic Cuyo Gr. in the Aguada Toledo Anticline, Neuquén Basin (Argentina)
D. Giunta, J. Poblet, J. L. Massaferro
Introductory Remarks
Fundamental Controls on Modeling Reservoir Properties of Fining-Updip Heterozoan Carbonates
T. M. Pugliano, R. H. Goldstein, E. K. Franseen
Transgressive Lag of Flat Rip-up Clasts — Substratum for Initial Growth of Upper Cambrian Large Microbial Bioherms
A. W. Droxler, H. H. Hopson, P. Khanna, J. M. Proctor, D. J. Lehrmann, P. Harris
Reef Constructors of the Wuchiapingian Jablonna Buildup (Western Poland)
T. M. Peryt, P. Raczynski, D. Peryt