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Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute and the Texas Region PTTC Presents a 2-Day Symposium

Barnett Shale Symposium III

Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9, 2005
9:00 am – 4:00 p.m.
Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute [Map]
Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, Dallas, Texas

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Worlds Collide: Case Histories of Barnett Shale Drilling Operations within Incorporated Cities and Master-Planned Communities, Environmental and Permitting Considerations
Ron Edington, P.G., Huitt-Zollars, Inc., Dallas, Texas
Current State of Barnett Technology
Brad Curtis, Dan Steward, and Nick Steinsberger, Republic Energy, Dallas, Texas
Hydraulic Fracture Monitoring In the Barnett Shale Formation: How to Improve Reservoir Management
Dr. Joel Le Calvez and Sandy Conners, Schlumberger Inc., Dallas, Texas
Shale Gas Potential of Source Rocks along the Ouachita Thrust Front
Dr. Dan Jarvie and David Prose, Humble Geochemical Services and Prose Petroleum
Barnett Shale Update: Non-Core Confidence Rises
Stephen Thornhill, Morgan Stanley, Dallas, Texas
Barnett Shale Exploration Techniques Using 3D Seismic
Barry Weinman, Weinman Geoscience, Dallas, Texas
Finite Difference Simulation of the Barnett Shale
Dr. Richard Strickland, The Strickland Group
Lithofacies of the Barnett Shale Formation from Outcrop to Subsurface
Bo Henk, Matador Resources Company, Dallas, Texas
[no abstract available]
Presentation in PDF format The Barnett Shale: Not so Simple After All
Natalie Givens and Hank Zhao, Republic Energy Inc, Dallas, Texas
Poster referenced in the above presentation titled "Current State of Barnett Technology" by Brad Curtis, Dan Steward, and Nick Steinsberger, Republic Energy, Dallas, Texas
Presentation in PDF format Cost/Benefit Analysis and Challenges of Drilling in Urban Environment for the Barnett Shale
Dr. John Baen, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Presentation in PDF format The Barnett Shale: A 25 Year "Overnight" Success
Glenn Darden, Quicksilver Resources, Fort Worth, Texas

Symposium Topics:

• Latest developments in geological understanding, completion and production procedures
• Barnett Shale case studies
• Use of geophysical technology in the Barnett Shale play
• Legal considerations and regional economic impact

The symposium will include 10–12 expert presentations and daily “round-table" discussions

Supported by:

Dallas Geological Society
Dallas Geophysical Society
East Texas Geological Society
Energy Minerals Division of the American Association of Petroleum Geologist
Ft. Worth Geological Society
SIPES, Dallas Chapter
SIPES, Ft. Worth Chapter
SMU- Institute for the Study of Earth and Man
SPE, Dallas Section
PTTC Texas Region

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