Technical Program

We are delighted to present a high-quality technical program with a Mid-Continent focus on enhanced oil and gas recovery, new technologies and techniques in petroleum exploration, energy and the environment, and advanced techniques including horizontal drilling and completion, static and dynamic modeling, and state-of-the-art well logging. Two concurrent oral sessions will presented on Monday, October 14, along with a general poster session. Tuesday will be devoted exclusively to the Mississippian Symposium.

W. Lynn Watney,
Technical Program Chair


MONDAY MORNING ORAL SESSION I: ENHANCED OIL AND GAS RECOVERY OPPORTUNITIES

Start Time

Title Author Co-Author(s)

9:00

Introductions/overview

9:10

Pore size and textural analysis of carbonates from nuclear magnetic resonance logging : an Arbuckle case study

John Doveton

9:30

”Improved Oil Recovery with Near-miscible Carbon Dioxide Application in Arbuckle Reservoir at Ogallah Field ”

Reza Maleki

Jyun Syung Tsau

9:50

Depositional history and distribution of reservoir rocks in Chesterian incised valley fill pools:  examples from Shuck and Eubank fields in southwestern Kansas.

John Youle

Martin Dubois

10:10

Break

10:30

Reservoir characterization and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) potential of an incised-valley-fill sandstone reservoir: Pleasant Prairie oil field, southwestern Kansas

P. J. Senior

Tony Walton, Martin Dubois

10:50

CO2 Enhanced oil recovery and CO2 sequestration potential of the Mississippian Chester incised valley reservoir system, Haskell and Seward Counties, Kansas

Martin Dubois

John Youle, Dennis Hedke, Eugene Williams, P. J. Senior, Ray Sornson

11:10

Performance Prediction of a Surfactant Flood using Interwell Tracers in a Burgess Formation'

Chad Roller

Tom Burghart, Jeff Harwell, Tzu-Ping Hsu, Ahmad Jamili, Prapas Lohaeeraparp, Dan Phelps, Ben Shiau

11:30

Lunch

1:20

Chemical Flooding the Lansing-Kansas City Formation in Kansas

Stan McCool

1:40

Evaluating Trembley Oil Field as a Test of Chemical Flooding in a Lansing Kansas-City Reservoir

Anthony Walton

P. J. Senior

2:00

Minnelusa Bracken Unit, Campbell County, Wyoming: Static and quantitative modeling with analysis of production efficiency.

Anthony Walton

2:20

Break

MONDAY AFTERNOON ORAL SESSION I: ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Start Time

Title Author Co-Author(s)

2:40

Introductions/overview

2:50

Employment of non-traditional techniques to improve stratigraphic correlation in the Ogallala Formation and their applications for future groundwater management

Russell Harlow

Luis Gonzales,Greg Ludvigson, Machael Petronis

3:10

'Geologic mapping and subsurface investigations of Equus Beds aquifer sediments in south-central Kansas'

John Smith

Brian Platt, Richard Sleezer, Greg Ludvigson, Russell Harlow

3:30

Models for Arbuckle Dolomitization and It's Ramifications to Local Structure Part A

Kurt Rottmann

Steve Hadaway

3:50

Models for Arbuckle Dolomitization and It's Ramifications to Local Structure Part B

Kurt Rottmann

Steve Hadaway

4:10

Gas Well/Water Well Subsurface Contamination - Plan for Investigation

Richard Railsback

Mark Ballard, Kaixu, Ying Wang, Paul Willhite

MONDAY MORNING ORAL SESSION II: ADVANCES IN PETROLEUM TECNOLOGIES – DEVELOPMENTS IN PETROLEUM EXPLORATION – UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCES

Start Time

Title Author Co-Author(s)

9:00

Introductions/overview

9:10

The Geologic History of Kansas, 2013 or Updating the Work of a Legend

Paul Gerlach

9:30

The Mid-Continent Rift System – It's a Whopper

Randy Keller

Jonathon Bueing, Miguel Merino, Seth Stein, Carol Stein

9:50

Systematic and episodic structural deformation in southern Kansas and implications for petroleum systems and CO2 storage

Lynn Watney

John Youle, Dennis Hedke, Paul Gerlach,  Ray Sorenson, Martin Dubois, Larry Nicholson, David Koger, Ralph Baker,  Debra Higley

10:10

Break

10:30

Reinterpretation of the structural configuration of the northern Nemaha Ridge area in the Forest City Basin, Brown and Nemaha counties, Kansas

Steven Tedesco

Chad Counts

10:50

Distribution, thickness, reservoir properties, and production characteristics of the Tonkawa Sandstone in northwestern Roger Mills and southwestern Ellis Counties, Oklahoma

Alex Fitzjarrald

James Puckette

11:10

Petrographic evaluation of fractures and geochemistry of core from the Lower Smackover Formation: Case study – Anadarko Petroleum Talley #B 1-22 Well, Columbia County, Arkansas

Li Peng

Michael Ratchford

11:30

Lunch

1:20

Overview

1:30

The Herd Viola Trend, Comanche County, Kansas

Larry Richardson

1:50

“Sedimentology, Diagenesis, and Lithostratigraphy of the Desmoinesian Upper Fort Scott, Labette Shale, and Lower Pawnee Limestone Formations (Marmaton Group) in Eastern Colorado”

Andrew Eck

2:10

Geologic commonalities (and differences) among resource shale plays

Lynn Watney

2:30

Inorganic tracers in crude oils: A new method in correlating hydrocarbons to organic source rocks: Woodford Shale, north-central Oklahoma.

Daniel Ramirez-Caro

Matthew Totten, Sambhu Chaudhuri, Norbert Clauer, Greg Riepl, John Miesse, Rene Boutin

2:50

Break

3:10

Utilizing subsurface geology and aeromagnetics in finding shallow Cherokee age reservoirs along the Bourbon Arch, Kansas

Steve Tedesco

Greg Bratton, Chad Counts

3:30

Challenges in prestack inversion with mega-merge seismic surveys : An Oklahoma Redfork example

Sumit Verma

Yoryenys Del Moro, Kurt Marfurt

4:10

In Situ Validation of PSDM Seismic Volumetric Curvature as a Tool for Paleokarst Heterogeneity Studies: Results from an Extended-Reach Lateral at Bemis-Shutts

Jason Rush

John Rush, Mina Fazel Alavi, Dennis Hedke, Lynn Watney

4:30

The use of windowed radiometrics (WR) and high resolution magnetotellurics (HRMT) to reduce exploration risk

Robert Olsen


MONDAY POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Examples of the use of windowed radiometrics (WR) and high resolution magnetotellurics (HRMT) in exploration

Robert Olson

Depositional History and Stratigraphy of the Navarro Formation in the Minerva-Rockdale Oil Field, Milam County, TX

Adam Martin

Christopher Liner

3D Seismic Mapping of Deep Basement Features in Osage County, OK

Kevin Liner

Christopher Liner

A soiled history: The problem with carbonates as correlative strata in Permian-Triassic redbeds of the midcontinent

Jonathon Knapp

Kathleen Benison, James Zambito

Effect of dolomitization and diagenetic overprint on microbial fabric characterization, southwest Alabama

Peter Wheiland

Online Development of New Kansas Type Logs

Paul Gerlach

Hydrocarbon potential of sub-Mississippian formations within the Aldrich, Aldrich NE and Keilman North fields, Ness County, Kansas

Jared Leis

Matthew Totten, Sambhu Chaudhuri

Evaluation of Radial Basis Function Neural Networks in Reservoir Characterization of Caddo Member in Boonsville Field, Texas

Tao Zhao

Kumar Ramachandran

Petrographic Characteristics of Maximum-Transgressive and Regressive Deltaic Sandstones of Upper-Pennsylvanian (Virgilian) Oread Cyclothem, NE Oklahoma

Lu Zhu

Wan Yang

Seismic velocity analysis in shallow evaporites from 3D seismic data: northwestern  Kansas

Steve Reed

Hendratta Ali

Using earthquakes as sources for seismic investigations of the crustal structure using seismic interferometry and tomography techniques: A case study from Oklahoma

Christopher Toth

Austin Holland, Randy Keller, Stephen Holloway

Petrological analysis of a core sample from the Granite Wash

Lukas Thompson

Evaluating CO2 Utilization and Storage in Kansas

Lynn Watney

Jason Rush, Tiraz Birdie, Saugata Datta, John Doveton, Martin Dubois, Thomas Hansen, Yevhen Holubnyak, Mina FazelAlavi, Jennifer Roberts, Dana Wreath

Early Contributions to Understanding the Geology of Kansas

Daniel Merriam

 

THE MISSISSIPPIAN SYMPOSIUM: TUESDAY ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Start Time

Title Author Co-Author(s)

8:00

Overview

8:10

The lithostratigraphic architecture and many “facies” (facies) of Lower Mississippian petroleum reservoirs in central and eastern Kansas and northern Oklahoma

Sal Mazzullo

Brian, Willhite

8:30

Regional aspects of stratal architecture of the subsurface Mississippian in Kansas based on wireline log cross-sections and seismic

Brian Willhite

Sal Mazzullo

8:50

Middle Mississippian stratigraphic architecture along the western edge of the outcrop belt in northeastern Oklahoma - Analogs for the distribution of reservoir facies and trapping mechanisms in the subsurface

Cory Godwin

Darwin Boardman, Sal Mazzullo, Brian Willhite, James Puckette, Michael Grammer

9:10

High Resolution Conodont Biostratigraphy of Osagean (upper Tournaisian and early Visean) Strata of North America

Darwin Boardman

Thomas Thompson, Cory Godwin, Sal Mazzullo, Brian Willhite

9:30

Potential reef reservoir objectives in the Lower Mississippian St. Joe Group (Kinderhookian to Basal Osagean) in southern Kansas

Beau Morris

Sal Mazzullo

9:50

Break

10:10

Integrated Reservoir Characterization of Mississippian-age Mid-Continent Carbonates

Michael Grammer

Darwin Boardman, James Puckette, Jay Gregg, Priyank Jaiswal, Miranda Childress, Buddy Price, Beth Vanden Berg, Stephanie LeBlanc

10:30

Mississippian Fractured Chert in Southeastern Kansas

Chris Carson

Shane Matson

10:50

Seismic attribute analysis of the Mississippian chert at the Wellington Field, south-central Kansas

Ayrat Sirazhiev

George Tsofias, Lynn Watney

11:10

Mississippian Characterization Research in NW Arkansas

Christopher Liner

Doy Zachry, Walter Manger

11:30

Lunch

1:20

Overview

1:30

Case Studies: Fault and Cave Identification with Borehole Image Log for Mississippian Limestone Horizontal Well Completion Design

Yinghao Chen

Shane Matson, Bruce Miller, Charles Wickstrom

1:50

Mapping tripolitic chert, tight limestone, and tight chert by crossplotting 3D seismic inversion attributes: An example from Osage County, OK

Benjamin Dowdell

Kurt Marfurt, J. Kwiatkowski

2:10

Comparison of the Chesterian Age channel deposits in Haskell and Seward County Kansas to the Chesterian Age Surprise Canyon Formation in the Grand Canyon, Arizona.

Paul Grover

2:30

Mechanical properties of Mississippian rocks

Pouyan Ebrahimi Lialekol

Priyank Jaiswai, Sandip Harimakar,  James Puckette

2:50

Break

3:10

'Permeability/Fluid Type/Rock Mechanics - Mississippian Application'

Charles Smith

Lynda Ziane

3:30

Combining Pore Architecture and Sonic Velocity Response to Predict Reservoir Quality: An Example from a mid-Continent Mississippian Carbonate

Beth Vanden Berg

Michael Grammer, Gregor Eberli, Ralf Weger

4:10

Visualizing the Relationship Between Complex Geologic Features and Varying Gas Oil Ratios of the Mississippi Limestone/Woodford Shale System Across the Midcontinent Region

Ralph Williams

Danielle Leighton

4:30

Reservoir Engineering Aspects of Pilot Scale CO2 EOR Project in Upper Mississippian Formation at Wellington Field in Southern Kansas

Yevhen Holubnyak

Lynn Watney, Jason Rush, John Doveton, Mina FazelAlavi

 

THE MISSISSIPPIAN SYMPOSIUM: TUESDAY POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Diagenesis and isotopic evidence of porosity evolution in reef reservoir-analog facies in outcrops of the St. Joe Group (Kinderhookian to Basal Osagean) in SW Missouri and NW Arkansas

Beau Morris

Sal Mazzullo

Correlation of Mechanical Stratigraphy in the Mississippian

Calleb Jennings

Christopher Liner

Google Earth Workflow and Mississippian Outcrop Inventory in the West-Central Ozark Plateau, Arkansas

John Gist

Christopher Liner

Indexing and Characterization of Mississippian Outcrops in Northwest Arkansas, Southwest Missouri, and Northeastern Oklahoma

Thomas Liner

Christopher Liner

Mapping Mississippian Tripolite Pods from 3D Seismic Data in Osage County, OK

Richard Benson

Christopher Liner

Geochemical assessment of secondary oil recovery, and assessing potential quantification of CO2 sequestration in the underlying saline Arbuckle aquifer

Brent Campbell

Robinson Barker, Saugata Datta, Martin Dubois, Guiherme Hoerle, Eugene Holubynak, Lynn Watney, Dana Wreath, Tiraz Birdie

Porosity development within lobes to downslope ramp deposits on a prograding carbonate shelf of the Kinderhookian to Osagean Series in Northwest Arkansas

Elizabeth Marchese

Mississippian Lithostratigraphic Architecture and Internal Depositional Systems Variation Along the Shelf-Break in Southern Kansas and Northern Oklahoma

Brian Willhite

Sal Mazzullo

Shallow subsurface occurrence of oil-bearing zones in Middle Mississippian strata of northeastern Oklahoma: An analog for the distribution of reservoir facies and hydrocarbon traps

Cory Godwin

Darwin Boardwin, Sal Mazzullo, Brian Willhite, James Puckette, Michael Grammer

Dynamic Modeling of CO2 Geological Storage in the Arbuckle Saline Aquifer

Yevhen Holubnyak

Tiraz Birdie, Lynn Watney, Jason Rush, John Doveton, Mina FazelAlavi

Quantifying spatial depositional patterns and heterogeneity of oolites within a Pleistocene tidal-bar belt:  An analog for carbonate sand reservoirs

Clint Barefoot

Jeffrey Byrnes, Michael Grammer, James Puckette

A new environmentally- and equipment-friendly blend for matrix acidizing and acid fracturing of limestone formations

Reza Barati

Kyle Taylor, Daniel Ackwith, Tyler Betz

Geostatistical modeling of Mississippian Limestone Garfield County, Oklahoma

Robert Holman

Priyank Jaiswal