Petroleum Technology Fair
The North Midcontinent PTTC conducted a "Petroleum
Technology Fair" on March 27, 2002 in Wichita, Kansas
at the Hilton. There were 95 in attendance from Kansas,
Oklahoma, Texas, Oregon and Indiana.
The purpose of the fair was to aquaint oil and gas producers
with technologies that could benefit their operations. There
were 10 exhibit booths displaying information on their products,
services and technologies.
Dr. Sam Campbell from Baker- Petrolite spoke on the topic
"Treating Gas Wells in Cold and Sour Environments",
Richard Schmidt from J. Integral Engineering presented a talk
on "Using the GasGunTMfor Effective and Economical
Stimulation of Kansas Reservoirs", Stan McDonald from Plugging
Systems, LLC spoke on "Low Cost and Environmentally Sound
Plugging of Abandoned Wells", Lisa Silipigno-O'Brien from
Schlumberger presented a talk on "Through Casing Resistivity
Logging", Susan Nissen of the Kansas Geological Survey spoke
on the topic "Seismic Attribute Analysis Tools for the Explorationist",
Blasé Leven of Kansas State University gave a talk on
"Advances and Efforts to Clean up Oil and Brine Spills"
and J.T. Portwood of TIORCO presented a talk on "Recent
Advances in the Use of MARCITSM Gelled Polymers to
Economically Decrease Water and Increase Oil Production in the
Kansas Arbuckle Formation".
Exhibitors at the fair were JACAM Chemical, Munger Co., Plugging
Systems, LLC, Pumper's Friend Radiator Sales, The Rosel Co.,
TIORCO, University of KS - TORP, J. Integral Engineering, Kansas
State University and Oklahoma Geological Survey
Evaluations from attendees were favorable. Several operators
mentioned that they would use information from the fair within
the next 6 months.
Improving Oil Recovery Using Integrated Evaluation
The North Midcontinent PTTC conducted a workshop
Improving Oil Recovery Using Integrated Evaluation Techniques
on April 23, 2002 in Wichita, Kansas at the Hilton.
There were 38 in attendance from Kansas and Oklahoma.
The purpose of the workshop was to demonstrate cost-effective
techniques for analyzing reservoirs using readily accessible
data and low cost software to identify improved oil recovery
potential. The goal was a quantitative characterization
of a reservoir for evaluation of improved oil recovery activities
such as water flood potential and targeted infill drilling.
Tim Carr of the Kansas Geological Survey spoke on the topic
"Accessing Kansas Digital Data", John Doveton of the
Kansas Geological Survey presented a talk on "Evaluating
Electric Log Data", Lynn Watney of the Kansas Geological
Survey spoke on "Mapping Reservoir Properties Including
Determining Original Oil in Place and Estimating Recovery Factors",
Alan Byrnes of the Kansas Geological Survey and Rodney Reynolds
of the North Midcontinent PTTC spoke on "Additional Reservoir
Properties Needed to Develop Reservoir Model Using Special Core
Analysis and Transient Testing", Bill Johnson of Discovery
Capital, LLC presented a talk on "Computer Simulations to
Identify the Most Efficient Recovery Process" and Marty
Dubois of the Kansas Geological Survey spoke on "Economic
Evaluations from attendees were favorable. One operator commented,
"This was an excellent workshop. Any future workshops
of this high of quality would be well worth our investment of
time. Thanks a lot!"
Log Analysis in Kansas: An Excel Spreadsheet Workshop
A one-day course on "Log Analysis in Kansas: an Excel
Spreadsheet Workshop" was held at the Kansas Geological
Survey in Lawrence on May 23. The instructors were John
Doveton, Bill Guy, and Dana Adkins-Heljeson. The course
was designed to be a seamless integration of a Powerpoint sequence
of training in petrophysical concepts with interactive demonstrations
of spreadsheet functions for log analysis with Kansas examples,
as well as Internet access to log sources, both hard copy and
digital. The use of the KGS Computer Training Lab allowed
all participants individualized interaction with the spreadsheet
software to ensure hands-on experience throughout the day.
The participants were provided with the spreadsheet workbook,
"The Log Analysis Yellow Pages" as freeware templates
to use in their own work, as well as a workshop manual of log
analysis concepts and examples presented in the course.
All participants were from the energy industry, mostly from Kansas,
and numbered ten. The course was offered for 6 hours of
Professional Education credits. There are plans to repeat
the course sometime this Fall.