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Making the Business Case for Geology

Special Session

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 8:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  |  Houston, Texas

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With the increased focus on cost reductions in the current commodity price environment, many companies are cutting costs by removing geological data gathering. While many geologists inherently understand the value of collecting and analyzing geological data, it is more challenging to articulate the economic benefits, especially to non-geological team members. This session will include examples of leveraging existing data from public sources, new analytical techniques applied to existing data, and collection of new data and how this new information has provided the opportunity to make better or faster business decisions. 


  • A Case for Meaningful Geoscientific Data Collection, Curation and Integration in Petroleum Exploration and Development Endeavors: Mathias Greb, Senior Staff Geologist, Devon Energy
  • How Good Geological Exploration Affects the Business Bottom Line, in Conventionals and Unconventional: Timothy Power, President, Powell Xploration
  • Living Every Well a Millisecond at a Time: Daniel Kahn, Chief Operating Officer, Reservoir Imaging Solutions; Fast and Furious
  • Data are Key to Successful EOR Programs: Amy Freyr, Geologist, The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute
  • Horizontal Reservoir Value Increased by Enhanced Geological Knowledge: Charles Smith, Sales Manager, Columbine Logging
  • Building a Reservoir Model of the STACK Play Using Core Derived Facies: Matthew Herrin, Senior Staff Geologist, Devon Energy
  • Geologists Building Better Connections with Business: John Tellers, Director of Investments


Included with registration 


John Brenizer and Jason Curry


Making the Business Case for Geology
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
United States
(713) 853-8000