Aug 20-22 | World Oil ShaleTechâ„¢ | Houston

ShaleTech_Logo.jpg  

On August 20-22, 2012, at the Westin Memorial City, Gulf Publishing Company and World Oil will host ShaleTech™ (Shale Energy Technology Conference), which is dedicated to shale plays that yield both oil and gas. Independent operators have reported major discoveries and several IOCs are acquiring acreage in developing shales. This conference will deliver information intended for these users.


ShaleTech™ offers a high-level, two-day technical conference program to help you understand issues and discuss solutions associated with shale exploration drilling and completions. This year, the conference will feature keynote speakers Bruce Vincent, president and director of Swift Energy Company, and Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter.
 


Why Attend ShaleTech™ 2012?

  • Gain a wealth of knowledge from a high-level technical program selected by their esteemed advisory board
  • Share knowledge and network with engineers and company officials actively involved in the exploration, drilling and production of shale oil and gas at major plays throughout North America
  • Stay connected to the latest information on the operations, regulations and technology in North American shale plays
  • Learn challenges specific to shale energy and how operators have overcome them
  • Hear firsthand how operators have increased efficiency through the application of new technologies
  • Learn from case studies how technology has increased production in certain areas
Speaker: Joel Walls
Speaker 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 oil and gas exploration and production. While completing his doctoral work for Dr. Amos Nur in the Stanford Rock Physics Project in 1982, he co-founded ...

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 oil and gas exploration and production. While completing his doctoral work for Dr. Amos Nur in the Stanford Rock Physics Project in 1982, he co-founded Petrophysical Services Inc., which was acquired by Litton Core Laboratories in 1984. He served as Director of the Dallas Advanced Technology Center for Core Lab until 1990 when he formed the software company PetroSoft Inc., in San Jose, CA. PetroSoft merged with two other software companies to form Rock Solid Images (RSI) in 1998. He served in several executive positions, including VP of Business Development and VP of Technology. RSI was acquired by Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping (OHM) in 2007.He then served as VP, Chief Petrophysicist, and Shale Venture Leader for Object Reservoir from 2008 to 2010.Dr. Walls joined Ingrain in 2010 as Director, Technical Resources for Unconventional Reservoirs with responsibility for developing and commercializing services focused on shale and other unconventional reservoirs.

Joel was a co-founder and the first president of the Society of Core Analysts, and is also a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and Society of Petrophysicists & Well Log Analysts (SPWLA). He is the author of many publications in various geophysical and petrophysical journals, and holds a U.S. patent in the field of 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
Organizer Gulf Publishing Company and World Oil

When?

Mon, Aug. 20 - Wed, Aug. 22, 2012
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Where?

Westin Memorial City
945 Gessner Road
Houston, TX 77024