RPSEA/DOE/PTTC Gas Shales Workshop - American Association of Petroleum Geologists Eastern Section Meeting

The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) and NETL-DOE have ongoing an active research program targeting development of unconventional gas in the U.S. There are multiple research projects being performed in the areas of resource characterization, well stimulation and optimization and environmental issues associated with unconventional gas.
This workshop offers an ideal opportunity to hear the latest perspectives and exchange ideas with industry experts on many of these topics. The one-day workshop is designed to provide the latest results from the research efforts with a focus and the large and rapidly developing Marcellus shale resource. 
7- 8 a.m.  Continental Breakfast

8- 8:30 a.m.  Welcome, Introductions, Meeting Overview, Agenda - Dr. Doug Patchen, West Virginia University /PTTC

The Marcellus Shale Resource and Geology

8:30-9:15 a.m.  Petrophysical Characterization of the Marcellus & Other Shale Gas - Dan Soeder, NETL/DOE                                           

9:15-10 a.m.  Marcellus Shale Geology – Contrasts to Other Shales - Dr. Julia Gale, Bureau of Economic Geology/The University of Texas

10-10:15 a.m.  Break

Gas Shale Well Hydraulic Fracturing

10:15-11 a.m.  Marcellus Hydraulic Fracturing - Jordan Ciezobka, Gas Technology Institute

11-11:45 a.m.  Geomechanical Modeling of Hydraulic Fracturing - Dr.Grant Bromhal, NETL/DOE                                                      

11:45 a.m.-12 p.m.  Overflow

12-1 p.m.  Lunch                           

Tight Gas Sand Development

1-2 p.m.  Reservoir Connectivity, Mamm Creek Field Comprehensive Tight Gas Sand Field Assessment - Dr. Dag Nummedal, Colorado School of Mines

2-2:45 p.m.  Utah Paleozic Gas Shale Resources - Tom Chidsey, Utah Geological Survey

2:45-3 p.m.  Break

Crosscutting Topics

3-3:30 p.m.  Gas Composition and Migration Pathways - Dr. Nick Harris, University of Alberta

3:30-4 p.m.  Evaluating Potential Risks for Marcellus - Dr. Alexandra Hakala, NETL/DOE

4-4:30 p.m.  RPSEA Research Project Overview - Charlotte Schroeder, RPSEA

4:30-5 p.m.  Field Monitoring for Baseline Assessments of Potential Environmental Impacts - Rick Hammack & Dr. Natalie Pekney, NETL/DOE

5 p.m.  Adjourn
For more information and to attend, click RPSEA.

Organizer Kent Perry


Wed, Sept. 28, 2011
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Eastern


Hyatt Regency, Crystal City
Arlington, Virginia