Tuesday Morning Technical Presentations

Introductory Remarks
Recurring Themes in Foreland Basin Stratigraphy: Sheets, Wedges, Trampolines, and the Possible Role of Climate
G. Plint
The Canadian Cretaceous Polar and Western Interior Seas: Paleoenvironmental History and Paleoceanographic Linkages
C. J. Schroder-Adams, J. O. Herrle, A. Quesnel, D. Selby, M. Davies
Variation of Rivers and Their Paleo-Drainages in Mesozoic Foreland Basins of North America
J. Bhattacharya, J. Bhattacharya
Paleodrainage for the Mannville Group, Eastern Margins of the Alberta Foreland Basin System
M. Blum, D. Jennings
Refreshment Break
Direct Correlation of Orogenic Pulses in the Southern Canadian Rocky Mountains Fold-and-Thrust Belt and Depositional Changes in the Adjacent Foreland Basin
D. I. Pana, B. A. vanderPluijm
The Impact of Post-Orogenic Erosion and Sediment Transport on the Detrital Zircon Provenance of Incipient Foreland Basins
A. Leier, D. Leckie
Accommodation, Sediment Provenance and Paleo-Drainage on the Basal Cretaceous Unconformity Across the Canadian Western Interior Basin
S. M. Hubbard, D. Leckie, G. M. Quinn, B. G. Daniels, W. Matthews, B. Guest
Evolution of the Western Canada Foreland in the Liard Basin, Northwest Canada
M. McMechan, F. Ferri, L. Currie, W. Matthews, B. Guest
Terrestrial Paleoclimatology of the Early Cretaceous Western Interior Foreland Basin of North America
G. A. Ludvigson, L. A. Gonzalez, M. Suarez, R. M. Joeckel, A. Moeller
Introductory Remarks
Review of Limestone Microporosity Occurrence Through the Phanerozoic Eon
F. Hasiuk, S. E. Kaczmarek
The Impact of Dual Porosity on Pore-Scale Fluid Distributions During Steady State Flow
M. Andrew
Characterization of a Carbonate Mudrock Reservoir by Integrating Sequence Stratigraphy, Sonic Velocity and Macro to Micropore Architecture
B. VandenBerg, M. Grammer
An Overlooked Devonian Sequence — Sea-Level Changes During Middle Bakken Member Deposition, and the Importance of Clastic Dykes in the Lower Bakken Shale, North Dakota, USA
S. Egenhoff
Refreshment Break
The Playa Lake Depositional Model for the Three Forks Fm
B. Garcia-Fresca, D. Pinkston
Dolomitization and its Impact on Porosity Evolution in the Middle Bakken, Elm Coulee Field, Williston Basin
D. Nandy, S. Kumar, J. D. Humphrey, M. Longman, S. Sonnenberg
Patterns of Sediment Dispersal and Accumulation Basinward of a Large-Scale Inflection in Slope Angle; Cutoff Fm. and Avalon Trend, Delaware Basin
G. S. Hurd, C. Kerans, X. Janson, T. Simo, S. Fullmer
Progressive Burial Diagenesis of the Upper Cretaceous Niobrara Formation, Denver Basin, Colorado
J. D. Humphrey, L. Hefton, S. Sonnenberg
Dolomitization & Dedolomitization of a Peritidal Carbonate Reservoir; Upper Leduc Formation, East-Central Alberta, Canada
N. Ettinger, W. Loogman, N. P. James
Introductory Remarks
Stratigraphy and Sedimentology of the Sappington Formation: Validating Sappington Outcrops as an Exposed Analog for the Bakken Subsurface
J. C. Hohman, G. W. Grader, P. T. Doughty, J. M. Guthrie, A. Rodriguez, R. T. Beaubouef
Stratigraphy and Facies Characterization of the Cenomanian to Turonian Eagle Ford Group in Southwest Texas: Implications for Identifying Potentially Productive Hydrocarbon Pay Zone
R. A. Conte, S. Jreij, M. Pope
Geologic Characterization and Facies Analysis of the Wolfcampian/Leonardian Succession in the Midland Basin, West Texas, USA: Impact on Horizontal Well Performance
D. Lancaster, R. Bodziak, H. Bello, P. Clarke, C. Kelly, A. Torres, S. Doupnik
Predicting Gas Production in the Marcellus Shale From Sedimentological and Tectono-Stratigraphical Variations in East Lycoming, NE Pennsylvania, USA
O. O. Emmanuel, K. Rath
Refreshment Break
Seeing is Believing: A Quest to Visualize Hydraulic Frac Geometry for Optimal Resource Development
B. Stephenson, L. Acosta, T. Bai, A. Azad, J. Brewer, E. Galan, S. James, T. Schickel
Mechanical and Fracture Stratigraphy Modeling for Development Optimization in the Vaca Muerta Formation, Neuquen Basin, Argentina
K. Bishop, J. Fernandez-Concheso, T. Davis, H. Davey
An Efficient Multi-Objective Optimization Workflow for Hydraulic Fracture Placement in Unconventional Gas Reservoirs
T. Plaksina, E. Gildin
Integration of Geochemical and PVT Data to Evaluate Regional and Well-Level Performance of Shale Liquid Plays: Examples From the Montney, Doig, Charlie Lake and Halfway Formations of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin
J. B. Curtis, A. Mort, K. Ferworn, J. Zumberge
Introductory Remarks
Fault and Fracture Detection in Unconventional Reservoirs: A Utica Shale Study
H. Refayee, S. Adcock*, H. Jaglan, N. Hemstra, K. Rimaila
Using Seismic Data for Characterization of Vaca Muerta Shale With Reduced Uncertainty
R. K. Sharma, S. Chopra
Compositional Density Porosity: Leveraging Geochemical Data as an Exploration and Petrophysical Tool
B. Collins, R. Wust, A. Cui
Thin Sweet Spots Identification in the Duvernay Formation of North Central Alberta
S. Chopra
Refreshment Break
An Integrated Seismic Reservoir Characterization Workflow for Sweet Spot Identification in Unconventional Resource Plays in Triassic Yanchang Formation, Erdos Basin, China
X. Wang, L. Zhang, W. Wang*, Q. Liang, C. Jiang, Y. Gao, F. Ma, Q. Wang, R. Zeng
The New Method of the Sweet Spot Discrimination and Predictive Production in North American Shale Oil
C. Liu, Y. Zhang, J. Yu, R. Qin
Multi-Scale Interpretation of Electrical Resistivity Measurements in the Presence of Complex Pore Structure and Anisotropy
A. Kotb, A. PosenatoGarcia, Z. Heidari*
Correlating Water Imbibition to Geology in Montney Formation Using Core and Log Data
N. Vaisblat, A. A. Moghadam, N. B. Harris, R. Chalaturnyk
Introductory Remarks
Estimating the Required Resource Volumes and Sources to Meet Strategic Targets
P. D. Carragher
Reasons for Falling Commerciality of New Discoveries and Possible Solutions
J. Wilson
Improving Unconventional Resource Assessments
R. Nehring
Capturing Uncertainty in Prospect Economics
C. W. Barnes
Refreshment Break
The Use of Seismic Technologies in Different Reserve Standards; Applications of 3-D Seismic and Micro-Seismic to the SEC, NI-51 and PRMS Reserve Catagories
J. Aldrich, J. P. Seidle, B. Butler
Importance of Recognizing Open Fracture Networks When Estimating Shale Gas Reserves — A Geochemical and Microseismic Perspective
J. D. Chatellier
The Efficient Path for Subsurface Project Delivery; Platforms for Lean Subsurface Methods
R. T. Beaubouef, K. Lukats
Understand Petrophysical Properties of Real World-Scale Complex Conventional Rocks Economically With Emerging Technologies
R. Sungkorn, S. Bhakta, A. Grader, A. Morcote, G. Carpio, J. Toelke
Introductory Remarks
The Pitfalls of Seismic Interpretation: How to Reduce Risk With Certainty
D. Quinn
Structural Models Constrained by Geophysical Data Provide Additional Insight to the Subsurface in Southern Colorado, U.S.
M. S. Velasco
Attribute-Assisted Automatic Fault Extraction — A Case Study in a Tectonically Complex Area Offshore East Coast of Canada
H. M. Garcia, J. Dexter, R. Martin
Palaeo-Fault Analysis: Defining the Evolution and Impact of Faults Through Time
H. Anderson, C. Reilly, L. Smallwood, S. Mücklisch
Refreshment Break
Learning From the 2013 3-D Interpretation AAPG Hedberg Conference: How Geoscientists See 3-D
B. Krantz, C. J. Ormand, B. Freeman
Defining Proper Boundary Conditions in 3-D Structural Restoration: A Case Study Restoring a 3-D Forward Model of Suprasalt Extensional Structures
B. P. Chauvin, J. Stockmeyer, J. H. Shaw, A. Plesch, J. Herbert, P. Lovely, C. Guzofski, G. Caymon
Production and Prospectivity in a Structurally Complex, High-Taper Triangle Zone, Gibraltar Area, Eastern Cordillera, Colombia
D. Richards, M. Casanova, C. Ceballos
A New Parallel Fold Construction Method From Borehole Dip for Structural Delineation (Presented by Patrick Fothergill)
T. Yamada, I. LeNir, E. Moscardi, A. Etchecopar
Structural Styles and Hydrocarbon Exploration Challenges in the Babar-Selaru Fold-Thrust-Belt, Banda Sea Region, Indonesia
B. Sapiie, A. Kurniawan, H. Danio, D. Danil, M. Hadiana, M. Ohara, M. Fujimoto, L. Perdana, A. Saputra
Introductory Remarks
Laser Ablation-ICPMS U-Pb Detrital Zircon Geochronology of Shale
P. J. Sylvester
The Nature and Origin of Organic-Rich (Source) Strata in Deepwater Rocks of the Neoproterozoic Windermere Supergroup
B. Arnott, G. Ross, K. Ozadetz
On the Durability of Shale Lithics — Experimental Constraints, Modern Examples and Implications for Interpreting the Rock Record
J. Schieber
Refreshment Break
Event Deposition in Shales — Woodford Shale, Oklahoma, USA, and Bjørkåsholmen Formation, Sweden
S. Egenhoff, N. Fishman, P. Ahlberg, J. Maletz, S. T. Paxton
Quantitative Clinoform Characterization — Triassic Barents Sea Offshore Northern Norway
T. G. Klausen, W. Helland-Hansen, R. Müller
Depositional Setting of Paleozoic Organic Rich Lacustrine Oil Shale Deposits of the Maritimes Basin, New Brunswick, Canada
P. K. Pedersen, F. Goodarzi, H. Sanei
Variability of Mudstone Microstructure in a Freshwater to Marine Transect: Upper Cretaceous Delta System, Alberta and British Columbia
K. Pavan, G. Plint, B. Cheadle
Facies Characteristics and Sequence Stratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous Tununk Shale Member, Henry Mountains Region, Utah
Z. Li, J. Schieber, J. P. Bhattacharya
Oil to Source Rock Correlation and Implications for Petroleum System Analysis
M. Schwangler, N. B. Harris
Stratigraphic and Geochemical Investigation of Kukersites (Source Beds) Within the Ordovician Red River Formation, Williston Basin, North Dakota
T. O. Nesheim, S. H. Nordeng, J. W. Bader
Evolution of Vitrinite Reflectance Models
A. Burnham, K. E. Peters
Is Water Washing An Important Petroleum System Process?
R. Algeer, L. Snowdon, H. Huang, T. Oldenburg, S. Larter
The Effect of Rapid Changes in Pressure, Temperature and Salinity Conditions on Methane Dissolution and Implication for the Volume of Accumulated Gas
C. Sandu, M. Kacewicz
Integrated Multidisciplinary Approach to Real Time Pore Pressure Prediction: 3-D Earth Model in the Gulf of Mexico
F. Mosca, O. Djordjevic, T. Hantschel, I. Hunter, T. Akintokunbo, T. Joppen, A. Krueger, D. Phelps, S. Nyman, K. Koster, M. Schupbach, K. Hampshire, A. MacGregor
Reservoir Connectivity, Compartmentalization and Overpressure Conditions in the Sable Subbasin (Nova Scotia, Canada) and Porcupine Basin (Ireland)
C. H. Skinner, R. Silva, N. Watson, F. Richards, G. Wach

Tuesday Afternoon Technical Presentations

Western Interior Seaway (WIS) — Upper Turonian-Lower Coniacian Chronostratigraphy and Sequence Stratigraphy: Significance of E/T Disconformities, Relative Sea-Level Oscillations and Eustasy in the Cardium and Niobrara Formations
F. F. Krause, W. F. Braunberger
Stratigraphic Effects of Precambrian Basement Influence on Marine to Non-Marine Facies Distribution in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, Upper Cretaceous, Southern Alberta
M. I. Ibrahim, G. Plint
A Source-to-Sink Approach to Drainage and Sediment Flux in Thrust and Foreland Systems: Example From the Cretaceous Sevier and Laramide Provinces, Western Interior Basin, USA
O. J. Martinsen
Recognizing Decoupled Controls on Accommodation and Sediment Supply, and the Importance of Axial Drainages in Foreland Basins: Adventures in Stratigraphic Correlation From the Cretaceous Straight Cliffs Formation of the Kaiparowits Plateau, Southern Utah
C. L. Johnson
Tectonic Controls on Cenomanian and Turonian Deltas in the Western Cordilleran Foreland Basin of Wyoming and Utah, USA
C. Fielding, A. Hutsky, J. Korus
Fluvial Architecture and Sediment Partitioning in Response to Early Laramide Structures: The Canyon Creek Member, Southern Wyoming, USA
J. LevaLópez, R. Steel
Stratigraphic Record of Foreland Basin Dynamics, Cretaceous Magallanes-Austral Basin, Chile and Argentina
B. Romans, N. C. Auchter, A. Bernhardt, J. Covault, B. G. Daniels, A. Fildani, J. Fosdick, S. M. Hubbard, Z. R. Jobe, M. Malkowski, T. M. Schwartz, Z. T. Sickmann, L. Stright, S. A. Graham
Cenozoic Evolution of the Magallanes-Austral Basin and Patagonian Fold-Thrust Belt: A Tale of Inheritance and Sediment Recycling
J. Fosdick, T. M. Schwartz, B. Romans, R. Ali, J. S. Leonard, J. E. Bostelmann, R. UgaldePeralta, A. Bernhardt, S. A. Graham
Foreland Basin Record of Advancing and Retreating Subduction in the Andes
B. K. Horton, F. Fuentes
Introductory Remarks
Characterize Millimeter-Scale Unconventional Rock Using Micron-Scale Sample Imaging and Machine Learning: Pore Properties in Eagle Ford, Marcellus and Wolfcamp
R. Sungkorn, A. Morcote, G. Carpio, T. Cavanaugh, J. Toelke
Can FIB-SEM-EDS Provide Accurate Assessment of Shale Microporosity?
R. J. Donahoe, J. A. Legg, R. L. Martens
Pore Types and Their Distribution Within Different Facies Types in the Devonian Ohio Shale of Martin County, Kentucky — SEM Observations on Ion-Milled Samples
Z. Yawar, J. Schieber
Shale Porosity Analysis from SEM Imaging and Traditional Lab Methods
J. Walls, T. Hintzman
Refreshment Break
Utility of Micro-X-Ray Computed Tomography for Analysis of Shale Reservoirs
J. C. Pashin, M. Powers
Unlocking Whole Core CT Data for Advanced Description and Analysis
A. Govert, B. Hall*, E. Jones
Fresh Water Hydration and Wetting/Flooding Experiments on Cardium Formation Arenites, Wackes and Mudstones Using an Environmental-Field Emission-Scanning Electron Microscope (E-FE-SEM)
F. F. Krause, C. DeBuhr, A. C. Wiseman, C. A. RojasAldana, R. Watson, R. O. Meyer
Seeing is Believing; High Resolution Electron Imaging and Mineral Mapping Shows Trace Minerals can Control Reservoir Properties
M. J. Kennedy, S. Loehr, N. Debenham
How Mobile Is Your Total Oil Saturation? SARA Analysis Implications for Bitumen Viscosity and UV Fluorescence in Niobrara Marl and Bakken Shale, Supported by FIB-SEM Observations of Kerogen, Bitumen and Residual Oil Saturations Within Niobrara Marls and Chalks
M. D. Sonnenfeld, L. Canter
Introductory Remarks
Fold-Thrust Interactions in the Canadian Rocky Mountains Revisited — A New Kinematic Model and its Implications for Other Shallow Fold-Thrust Belts
J. Kraus, P. F. Williams
Imaging the Overturned Limb of a Footwall Syncline in the Western Canadian Fold and Thrust Belt
A. C. Newson
Late Cretaceous and Early Cenozoic Exhumation in the Foothills of the Brooks Range-Chukotkan Syntaxis Revealed by Apatite Fission Track Analysis
W. Craddock, D. W. Houseknecht, T. E. Moore
The Tectonic Evolution of the Pachitea Sub Basin, Peru and Implications for the Petroleum System
M. Cooper, M. Warren, M. Stratton, C. Alegría, J. Sarmiento, E. Gobbo
Refreshment Break
Deformation History in the Southern Alberta Foreland Basin and Petroleum System Implications
M. Warren, M. Cooper
Cross-Strike Structures and Hydrocarbon Migration and Accumulation: Examples on the Relationship Between Strike Slip Faults and Lateral Ramps in Three Alpine Thrust Belts
R. diCuia, R. bitonte, P. pace
Detachment Folding in the Kurdish Zagros: Hidden Structures and Missed Opportunities
G. Schoenborn, D. Goff
Structural Architecture and Styles of the Zagros Fold-Thrust Belt, Kurdistan Region of Iraq
D. D. Schelling
Fault Mechanics and Fluid Flow
G. D. Couples, H. Lewis
Introductory Remarks
Quantitative Characterization of Brittle Minerals in Shale Gas Reservoir, Jiaoshiba Area, China
Z. Xu, W. shi
Data-Driven Quantitative Reservoir Characterization and New Insights in Pubei Field of Turpan-Hami Basin, Western China
J. Ran, H. Li, Z. Hu, Z. Zhu, J. Chen, X. Wang
Risk Analysis and Prospectivity of Miocene to Recent Sediments in Parihaka Area, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand
O. J. Adimonye, M. vanderBaan
Refreshment Break
Seismic Paleogeomorphology of a Platform Carbonate System and its Influence on Quality of Deeply-Buried Dolomitized Reservoir in Cambrian Longwangmiao Formation, Moxi-Gaoshiti Area, Sichuan Basin, China
H. Zeng, Z. Xu, S. Hu, Q. Fu, W. Zhao
Seismic Stratigraphic and Quantitative Interpretation of Leonardian Reefal Carbonates, Eastern Shelf of the Midland Basin: Insight Into Sea Level Effects, Geomorphology and Associated Reservoir Quality
A. B. Caf, J. D. Pigott*
Geological Classification of Seismic-Inversion Data in the Doba Basin of Chad
C. Reine, C. Szelewski, C. Sandanayake
Stochastic Multiscale Electrofacies Classification of Well Logs: A Case Study From North Slope, Alaska
M. A. AlIbrahim, T. Mukerji
Mapping of Clastic Reservoirs With RGB-Blending Techniques — A Review From the Maria Discovery in the UK North Sea
A. O. Madsen, A. W. Laake*, N. Cooke
Introductory Remarks
The Importance of Detailed Flow Unit Assessment for Modeling Carbonate Reservoir Performance — Insight from the Bitumen-Saturated Grosmont Formation
A. MacNeil, K. Gray, K. Fraser, K. Qin
Integrated Karst Characterization From Seismic to Geologic Modeling in Kashagan Field, Kazakhstan
S. R. Mohammad, P. Moore, K. Putney, G. D. Jones, G. N. Jensen, N. Karatalov
Flow-Based Model Assisted Characterization of Sub-Seismic Karst
G. D. Jones
Origin of the Raised Rim in the Kashagan Buildup, Kazakhstan: A Hypothesis for Diagenesis Associated With Fractures and Burial Compaction
J. F. Collins, G. D. Jones, J. Haffener, S. R. Mohammad, M. Nauryzgaliyev, R. Nursaidova
Refreshment Break
Examination of Petrophysical Characteristics of Carbonate Multimodal Porosity Systems
M. T. Skalinski, R. Mallan, P. Theologou, K. Wu, R. Salazar-Tio
Genetic Classification of Natural Fractures: A Key to Understand Flow in Kashagan Field
F. Fernandez-Ibanez, J. M. DeGraff, F. Ibrayev
Analysis of Fracture Style and Development Associated With Differential Compaction Around Mississippian Carbonate Mounds, Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico
N. Tinker, X. Janson, C. Zahm
Origin and Characterization of the Dual Micropore/Macropore Network in Pennsylvanian (Desmoinesian) Caddo Algal Buildup Complexes; Stephens County, North Central Texas
R. G. Loucks, Q. Fu
Diagenesis in the Upper Miocene Cayman Formation of Grand Cayman in Response to Rapid Sea Level Rise Over the Last 16,000 Years
M. Ren, B. Jones
Introductory Remarks
Geomechanical Evaluation of Hydraulic Fracturing Induced Seismicity
S. Maxwell, M. Grob
Improving Correlation Algorithms to Better Characterize and Interpret Induced Seismicity
M. Brudzinski, R. Skoumal, B. Currie
The Behavior of Fractures and Weak Planes in Response to Thermal and Mechanical Stress Changes During Drilling, Fracturing and Production
K. Glover, A. Cui, A. Ziarani, A. Islam
Investigating Geomechanical Principles of Hydraulic Fracturing Microseismicity Using Stress Inversion and Elastic Dislocation Techniques
H. Broichhausen, E. Macaulay, C. Dunlop, R. Muir
Refreshment Break
Geomechanical Simulation of Stress Shadows for Improved Hydraulic Fracture Design
M. Voorn, R. Guises*, W. vanderZee, T. Hoeink, J. Lynk, M. Malapad, J. Yeo, B. Palmer, T. vanderWerken
Geomechanical Properties of the Upper Ordovician Macasty Shale and its Caprock, Anticosti Islan: A Regional Evaluation for a Promising Tight Oil Play
D. Lavoie, S. Séjourné
Correlation Between In-Situ Stress Variations and Mineralogy Along Horizontal Wells in the Woodford Shale, Oklahoma, USA
X. Ma, M. D. Zoback
3-D Geomechanics Workflow Applied to a Tight Gas Turbiditic Field, Colombia (Presented by R. Guises)