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Dallas Geophysical Society Luncheon - Obstacles & Pitfalls of the Everyday Interpreter

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Obstacles and Pitfalls of the Everyday Interpreter The Role of Geophysics in Resource Plays

The objective of this presentation is to share some of the decision processes that routinely go into seismic interpretation that can enhance and provide critical insight into resource plays. As the Oil industry moved mainly from conventional structural and stratigraphic plays on shore into shale and resource plays, we have once again encountered the age old historical reservations of the necessity and value added in the acquisition of new 3-D seismic data. What I plan to share with you today are some of the techniques, tools, and some of the pitfalls I’ve encountered on data sets in the Permian Basin Wolfberry Play and in the Eagle Ford Play of South Texas. Today’s presentation will show a Permian data example on recently encountered geohazards which caused significant drilling problems at shallow depths of 2700’ that can be identified on seismic and geohazards in the Eagle Ford. I’m fortunate that the company I work for Fasken Oil and Ranch has a strong acreage position in both of these plays and currently is not acquiring any additional acreage, therefore they have allowed me to show you data sets that are being used right now in our drilling program.

Choosing the Proper Data Set for Interpretation- Inversions, Coherency, Bandwidth extended data

Geohazards- Air pockets in shallow drilling Midland Basin, Shallow faults in San Miguel causing mud weight increase and losts

High-Grading Drilling Locations and Horizontal Drilling- Seismic Examples around the C-Ranch in Wolfberry B, Cline, and the Eagle Ford

Displaying your Data and Living in the Depth World- Microseismic and depth sections

Case Study of Gross Carbonate Determination for the Dean Lime

Speaker Glenn Winters
Glenn Winters attended Purdue University graduating in 1981 with a BS in Engineering Geology. He began his career after graduation, working as a staff geophysicist for Texaco in Midland. In 1985 he transferred to Texaco’s Denver office, working in special projects and seismic data processing. Winters returned to the Midland ...

Glenn Winters attended Purdue University graduating in 1981 with a BS in Engineering Geology. He began his career after graduation, working as a staff geophysicist for Texaco in Midland. In 1985 he transferred to Texaco’s Denver office, working in special projects and seismic data processing. Winters returned to the Midland office in 1989, where he interpreted seismic data throughout the Permian Basin. He joined Fasken Oil and Ranch in 2002 as staff Geophysicist. Winters continues to focus on acquiring, processing, and interpreting seismic data in the Permian Basin in addition to the Eagle Ford of South Texas and the mountains of Nevada. Glenn has served in several positions with Permian Basin Geophysical Society (PBGS) including President. He has also chaired several Geophysical Symposiums for the PBGS, contributed to several technical magazine articles and has given presentations on a range of geophysical topics in several cities across professional organizations. Winters has worked on several projects with Bob Hardage and the BEG at the University of Texas, including collecting mode-converted seismic data on the Fasken-owned and operated properties. He has been instrumental in helping companies test new technologies in a known test area on the Fasken Ranch. He is a member of SEG, AAPG, PBGS, WTGS.


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When?

Thu, Sept. 18, 2014
6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Where?

Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute
3939 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, Texas 75244