Oklahoma Geological Society Talk and Happy Hour - October 8, 2015

Technical Presentation and

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY

SPONSORED BY 

INGRAIN

 

DATE:  OCTOBER 8, 2015

TIME:   5:30pm – 7:00pm

PLACE:  OCGS

10 NW 6th STREET

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK  73102

 

THERE IS NO COST TO ATTEND THIS EVENT.

There will be wine and beer served.

 

Dr. Joel D. Walls will speak from 6:30-7:00pm.

“Quantifying Variability of Reservoir Properties From a Wolfcamp Formation Core”

Ingrain Inc.

Director of Unconventional Technology

 

 

Abstract

The Wolfcamp Formation has emerged as a major unconventional resource play in Texas and shows a wide range of oil and water production.  The integration of results from Digital Rock Physics (DRP) technology applied to a slabbed core from the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) in Austin, TX, can help to understand the wide variability in rock types, porosity, and permeability, all factors which greatly affect water cut and oil production.

 

Results and findings

The Wolfcamp formation has not only a large variability in porosity and permeability, but organic porosity and inter-granular porosity are both commonly observed.  If we assume that the organic-hosted porosity is primarily filled with oil or gas and that water resides mainly in the inter-granular pores, then this data may help explain why some completions result in greater water cut than others. It also suggests that a good strategy might be to select landing zones for greater PA_OM, not just higher porosity in general.

Speaker Dr. Joel Walls
Dr. Joel Walls is a geophysicist and entrepreneur with extensive experience in the research, development, launch, and sale of advanced technology products and services for the upstream oil and gas industry. He joined Ingrain in 2010 as a Director of Unconventional Technology with responsibility for developing and commercializing services focused ...

Dr. Joel Walls is a geophysicist and entrepreneur with extensive experience in the research, development, launch, and sale of advanced technology products and services for the upstream oil and gas industry. He joined Ingrain in 2010 as a Director of Unconventional Technology with responsibility for developing and commercializing services focused on shale and other unconventional reservoirs.

Dr. Walls was a co-founder and the first president of the Society of Core Analysts, and is a member of multiple additional professional associations. He is the author of many professional publications and holds four U.S. patents in the fields of digital rock properties and seismic reservoir characterization. 

Dr. Walls holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in geophysics from Stanford University, and a B.S. in physics from Texas A&M University, Commerce.

Full Description

When?

Thu, Oct. 8, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

Where?

Oklahoma City Geological Society
10 NW 6th STREET
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
United States