Presentations and Papers
Seismic Acquisition Considerations for Optimum Quantitative Interpretation
On October 24, 2012, Laurie Weston Bellman presented on how Quantitative Interpretation (QI) has changed the way we interpret seismic data.
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Incorporating 3-Component Seismic Data for Enhanced Detail
in an Oil Sands Reservoir and Fluid Characterization
Laurie Weston Bellman presented on Incorporating 3-Component Seismic Data for Enhanced Detail in an Oil Sands Reservoir and Fluid Characterization at the SEG 82nd Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. The paper examines the application of a quantitative interpretation workflow using an example from a Canadian oil sands project.
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Introducing the Well Completions & Frac Database Version 2.0
Canadian Discovery Ltd. and Introspec Energy Group Inc. are pleased to announce the release of the Well Completions & Frac Database Version 2.0 that includes: expanded Key Data, reorganized detailed well view, fully customizable UWI lists, summary lists and expanded column graph capabilities.
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Journey to the Centre of an Unconventional Resource Play
On September 26th, 2012, Neil Watson, Laurie Weston Bellman and Amy Fox discussed the imperative of fully integrating geology, geomechanics and quantitative seismic interpretation on the path from exploration through appraisal and development.
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Review of Viking Resource Plays and Redwater Case Study
On April 26th 2012, Pete Singbeil and Mike Seifert presented a Review of Viking Resource Plays and Redwater Case Study at Canadian Discovery's 25th anniversary Open House.
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Top Resource Plays of 2011
Carlos Salas presented an overview of the Top Resource Plays of 2011 at Canadian Discovery Ltd.'s 25th anniversary Open House. Resource plays covered include the Exshaw-Bakken, Cardium, Montney and Duvernay.
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McKay Oil Sands 2D Seismic
This paper, authored by Laurie Weston Bellman, Amanda Knowles and Rozalia Pak, was published in the March 2012 CSEG Recorder. The paper describes the results of the customized workflow that examines if facies variations and fluid types can be distinguished using seismic data. It also examines if inversion can help resolve variations in seismic response at different wells as well as the possibility of distinguishing the nature of the rocks that directly overlie the Devonian carbonates at the base of the reservoir zone.
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Facies, Environments, Diagenesis, Sequence Stratigraphy and an Oil Migration Model for the Bakken Petroleum System of the Williston Basin
Dave Hume presented to the Society for Sedimentary Geology: Permian Basin Section in Midland, Texas on February 21, 2012.
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Benchmarking Resource Plays: Implications for Exploitation and Development
Mike Seifert presented to the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources (CSUR) on February 15, 2012 on how resource plays have created a paradigm shift in how exploration and production companies are drilling and completing oil and gas wells.
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Quantitative Seismic Interpretation in the Canadian Oil Sands
Laurie Weston Bellman presented at the EAGE in Dubai in January 2012. The process described in this presentation integrates all available data to produce a detailed volume of deterministically derived reservoir, non-reservoir and fluid properties. The workflow is illustrated using examples from two projects in different formations within the Athabasca oil sands.
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Technology and Intelligence: Converting Tight Resources into Reserves
On August 23, 2011, Canadian Discovery was invited to the 61st Oilmen's Golf Tournament in Banff, Alberta, where we presented on "Technology and Intelligence: Converting Tight Resources into Reserves".
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Scotia Waterous – Benchmarking Resource Plays
Mike Seifert presented to Scotia Waterous on benchmarking resource plays in Western Canada specifically the Montney and Cardium, using our Well Completions and Frac Database.
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Scotia Waterous – Emerging Resource Plays in the WCSB
In July 2011, Carlos Salas presented to Scotia Waterous and Scotia Capital on emerging resource plays in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. Namely, the Cardium, Montney, Beaverhill Lake Platform, Exshaw/Bakken and Duvernay plays.
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Canadian Well Logging Society – Drilling and Completions Techniques
Mike Seifert presented to members of the CWLS in June 2011. The presentation explored the Well Completions & Frac Database and investigates drilling and completions techniques being used by E&P companies for oil and gas wells. The presentation discusses how just a few years ago, multi-stage resource play wells, which were an anomaly, today are becoming more prominent.
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Williston Basin Petroleum Conference – Bakken Stress Measurements and Well Production
In May 2011, our team presented at the 19th Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Regina. Dave Hume presented "Initial Observations on the Relationship of Bakken Stress Measurements to Well Production in the Viewfield Area of Saskatchewan".
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3D Oil Sands Reservoir Characterization for Exploration, Development and Monitoring
In June 2010, Laurie Weston Bellman presented at the 72nd EAGE Conference and Convention in Barcelona, Spain. The paper describes the process that integrates all available data to produce a detailed volume of deterministically derived reservoir, non-reservoir and fluid properties. The workflow is illustrated using 3d seismic and well data from the Nexen/Opti Long Lake SAGD Phase 2 area near the city of Fort MacMurray, Alberta, Canada.
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3D Reservoir Characterization in the Grand Rapids
Presented at GeoCanada in Calgary, May 2010, Laurie Weston Bellman and Marnie E. Connelly examining the key aspects and concerns in the SAGD development of the Grand Rapids bitumen resource.
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Acquisition Geometry and Pre-Stack Data Interpolation Comparisons for Oil Sands AVO Applications
At the GeoCanada Conference in Calgary, May 2010, Laurie Weston Bellman, Keith Wilkinson and Jeff Deere presented on the comparison of AVO, inversion and final reservoir characterization products created with various seismic acquisition geometries to assess the effects and significance of acquisition parameter selections on the outcomes of the process.
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Canadian Williston Basin - Drilling Trends, 2003 to Present
In May 2007, our geotechnical team presented an overview of recent Williston Basin activity at the Williston Basin Symposium in Regina. This statistical review of drilling activity from 2003 to present summarizes recent discoveries to highlight trends.
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Oil Exploration Trends in Western Canada - 2004 to Present
In October 2006, our geotechnical team presented an overview of recent oil exploration activity in Western Canada. Emerging trends, stratigraphic targets, focus areas and significant exploratory discoveries were highlighted.
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