Archive of Texas PTTC Workshops

Barnett Shale-Gas Play of the Fort Worth Basin

Wednesday, November 8, 2006
Center for Energy and Economic Diversification
Midland, Texas
Limited to 130 participants

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Houston Core Research Center
11611 West Little York Rd, Houston, Texas

Cost: $50. Includes morning refreshments, lunch, snacks, handouts, and presentations on CD.
Earn 7 PDH for attending this seminar


The State of Texas Advance Oil and Gas Resource Recovery Program (STARR) at the Bureau of Economic Geology and the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) Texas Region will sponsor a one-day seminar and core workshop in Houston and Midland to promote exploration and development in the Barnett Shale-Gas Play. The seminar will emphasize new research on the geology of the Barnett Shale as well as review other key aspects of the play. Several cores from the Fort Worth Basin will be displayed along with associated posters in a core workshop.


Who Should Attend
Geologists, geophysicists, engineers, and managers interested in learning more about geological attributes of the Barnett Shale in the Ft. Worth Basin and the processes that affect hydrocarbon generation and production from the Barnett and analogous shale successions.


Agenda (speakers are from The University of Texas at Austin Bureau of Economic Geology unless otherwise noted)

Morning Technical Session: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30. am
Introduction and overview of the Barnett Shale-gas play—Eric Potter
Regional Barnett Shale stratigraphy and depositional setting—Dr. Stephen C. Ruppel
Geophysical insights into styles of Barnet depositional processes—Drs. Stephen C. Ruppel and Hongliu Zeng
Stratigraphic architecture of the Barnett Shale in the Fort Worth Basin—Dr. Wayne Wright
Depositional model, facies, and pore networks of the Barnett Shale—Dr. Robert Loucks
Geochemical Characteristics of Productive Unconventional Shales—Dan Jarvie, Humble Geochemical Services

Lunch and Core/Poster Viewing: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Afternoon Technical Session: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Nature and significance of natural fractures in the Barnett Shale—Dr. Julia Gale
Effects of collapse structures on Barnett Shale architecture and continuity—Dr. Angela McDonnell
Petrophysical characterization of the Barnett Shale—Jeff Kane
Review of Barnett Shale reservoir engineering issues—Dr. Fred Wang
Core and Poster Workshop

For more information, please call Sigrid Clift at 512-471-0320.