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2016

November
3
Technical Talks at Canadian Discovery
Current trends, top plays and EURs
Join us for this double-header on November 3rd at Canadian Discovery, followed by wine, beer and snacks. Seating is limited so register soon and save your seat. See you there!
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Address: 200, 706 - 7 Avenue SW
Western Canada Oil and Gas Plays: Then and Now Meridee Fockler
Crown land sale activity, completions metrics and production metrics for 2014 (pre-price collapse) and 2016 (still in the collapse) will be compared, followed by a round-up of activity in the most significant plays in the Basin.
Technical Presentation
Presenter(s): Meridee Fockler
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Western Canada Plays: The Value of Play-based Type Curve EURs for Resource Plays Mark Lenko
Not all estimated ultimate recoveries (EURs) are created equal. While EURs from production declines are readily available, they do not work for resource play wells. Furthermore, EURs calculated across play types are also inherently inaccurate. This talk will outline a robust forecasting methodology based on play-based type curves and look at insights from EURs in several key resource plays in Western Canada.
Technical Presentation
Presenter(s): Mark Lenko
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: 3:45pm - 4:30pm
October
19
SPE Workshop: The Montney Play
Technical Presentation - Montney Play: Trends In Drilling Data
Data analyzed from Canadian Discovery's Drilling Database shows some trends in recently drilled Montney wells. Current practices and avenues for optimization are highlighted. The paper is presented as part of Session 8: Subsurface Well Construction and Design.
Presenter(s): Mark Lenko
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Venue: Hotel Arts
October
17
SEG International Exposition and 86th Annual General Meeting
Technical Presentation - Towards Interactive QI Workflows
Quantitative interpretation (QI) is an analysis approach that is widely applied to extract detailed geological information from seismic data. Simultaneously, generic 'big data' analysis techniques are evolving rapidly, 'integration' is the goal of most geoscience departments and computer storage, processing speeds and visualization capabilities continue to grow exponentially. A workflow is proposed to harness all these advancements for the development of an interactive interpretation environment. Session: Recent Advances and the Road Ahead
Presenter(s): Laurie Weston Bellman
Date: Monday, October 17, 2016
Time: 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
Venue: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Address: Room 163/165
September
30
CSUR Fall Field Trip to the Highwood River
Sponsor
Canadian Discovery is a proud sponsor of this year's one-day field trip hosted by the Canadian Society of Unconventional Resources. CDL's Neil Watson is among the experts attending to help ivestigate the control of composition, sedimentary facies and fabric on fracture characteristics of clastic tight oil reservoirs.
Presenter(s): Neil Watson
Date: Friday, September 30, 2016
Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm
June
19-22
AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition 2016
Show Exhibitor – Booth #1801
With a global audience of some 7,000 professionals from more than 72 countries, ACE is one of the most prestigious events for the geosciences community with a tradition of delivering an exceptionally strong, juried technical program, state-of-the-art technology displays and networking activities that create a dependable, fun and valuable business forum.
Date: June 19-22, 2016
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Optimizing Effort in the Oil Sands: An Experiment to Determine the Relative Benefit of Additional Wells in a Seismic Quantitative Interpretation Case Study Laurie Weston Bellman
Using Quantitative Interpretation, this presentation finds an elusive answer to the oft-asked question, "How many wells are necessary?"
Session: Theme 7: Oil Sands II: Stratigraphy (EMD/SEPM)
Presenter(s): Laurie Weston Bellman, K. Primrose, E. Duncan
Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Time: 4:35pm - 4:55pm
Geological Classification of Seismic-Inversion Data in the Doba Basin of Chad Carl Reine
The Mangara field in Chad produces from Lower-Cretaceous Sequences of the Doba Basin. The reservoir units consist of interbedded sands and shales of different thicknesses, and the resulting variability in properties makes accurate characterization important for field development.
Session: Theme 9: Seismic Attribute Applications and Case Studies (AAPG)
Presenter(s): Carl Reine, C. Czelewski, C. Sandanayake
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time: 4:35pm - 4:55pm
Western Canada Resource Plays: The Phoenix Awaits Meridee Fockler
This presentation provides a geoscientific and well completions overview of recent resource play activity, results and trends. Despite the price crash, several plays remain active - albeit at much lower numbers compared to 2014. High activity plays will be discussed along with up-and-coming plays.
Session: Theme 6: WCSB Unconventional Plays (EMD)
Presenter(s): Meridee Fockler, Ben McKenzie
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time: 8:05am - 8:25am
May
25
2016 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference
Technical Presentation - Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Bakken Completions – Aiming for Optimal Design
Canadian Discovery Ltd. (CDL) has used a multivariate statistical analysis to examine the optimal completion techniques that maximize Estimated Ultimate Recovery (EUR) and minimize half cycle (drilling and completion costs) for wells drilled in the Viewfield Area of the Bakken Resource Play. The talk will outline the region of focus, data used, the statistical technique, results of the analysis and potential improvements and applications for future work.
Presenter(s): Mark Lenko, Samantha Foster
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time: 3:35pm - 3:55pm
Location: Bismarck, North Dakota, United States
Venue: Bismarck Event Center
Address: Meeting Rooms 103-105
April
28
CSUR 2016 Advanced Technology Workshop
Technical Presentation
CDL will present, "Fruit from the Dunvegan Delta: A Geological and Completions OVerview of Resource Oil and Gas Plays." This presentation will compare Dunvegan resource oil and resource gas plays to other Deep Basin resource plays; provide a regional geological overview of the Dunvegan and compare geology, production and completions practices in three production areas.
Presenter(s): Michele Innes, Jeffrey Horton
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Venue: Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures Theatre
April
5
B.C. Unconventional Gas Technical Forum
Technical Presentation - Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Montney Completions Aiming for Design Improvements.
Canadian Discovery Ltd. has used a multivariate statistical analysis to examine the optimal completion techniques that maximize Estimated Ultimate Recovery (EUR) and minimize half cycle (drilling and completion costs) for wells drilled in the liquid-rich natural gas fairway of the Montney.The talk will outline the region of focus, data used, the statistical technique, results of the analysis and potential improvements and applications for future work.
Presenter(s): Mark Lenko, Samantha Foster
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Time: 11:05am - 11:30am
Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Venue: Victoria Conference Centre
Address: Oak Bay Room
March
7-9
GeoConvention 2016
Show Exhibitor – Booth #506
Please join us as the CSPG, CSEG and CWLS come together to host Optimizing Resources, a convention that will bring together over 4,000 earth science professionals from North America and around the world. This event will provide a valuable networking and learning experience for all delegates, with three full days of technical talks, an exhibit floor displaying the latest industry developments, special events throughout the week, and more.
Date: March 7-9, 2016
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Insights into converted-wave AVO and its use in inversion Carl Reine
This presentation is a tutorial, and a series of examples, on the use of converted-wave data for AVO analysis, with the goal of improving inversion results. We discuss some of the processing considerations for converted-wave AVO, and also show examples of how changes in S-impedance and density influence PP- and PS-amplitudes differently.
Session: Insights – Inversion and Attributes
Presenter(s): Carl Reine, Rob Tilson
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Time: 9:15am - 9:40am
A rock-physics based classification of the Doba Basin of Chad Carl Reine
Rock-physics models provide the means to translate the elastic properties obtained from seismic inversion, into geological attributes that carry more intuitive meaning for reservoir development. In this presentation, we create a rock model that initially is based on x-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, fluid analysis, and engineering parameters. We then extend the model to account for the interbedded nature of the reservoir, using net-to-gross ratio (N:G), along with porosity, to create a geological model of the field.
Session: International Case Studies I
Presenter(s): Carl Reine, Chris Szelewski, Chaminda Sandanayake
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Time: 11:15am - 11:40am
Western Canada Resource Plays: The Slightly Smaller Fruit! Meridee Fockler
Resource plays using horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing technologies continue to dominate the Canadian oil and gas landscape outside of the oil sands areas. Canadian Discovery Ltd. continuously analyzes western Canada resource plays, spanning Cretaceous to Devonian reservoirs and extending across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. This analysis highlights potential trends the industry is pursuing.
Session: Basin Analysis/Sedimentology
Presenter(s): Meridee Fockler, Ben McKenzie
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Time: 2:45pm - 3:15pm
February
18
CSUR Montney Innovation Day
Technical Presentation
The Montney Formation is firmly established as one of North America's top tier resource plays. But within this massive trend not all areas and operators are alike. Find out how factors such as pressure, temperature, hydrocarbon phase, rock quality, well length and completions practice invariably control project outcome, EURs and play economics.
Presenter(s): Kaush Rakhit, Mark Lenko
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Venue: Sunlife Plaza Conference Centre (Mezzanine Level)

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