Upcoming Division Talk

January 27, 2021
Well Bore Tortuosity
Presenter: Angus Jamieson, Helmerich & Payne
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm Mountain Time 

 E-Technical Division talk 

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Registration closes: January 26 at 12:00 pm Mountain Time


February 24, 2021
Competition between Engineering and Geology in SAGD Caprock Integrity: How to convert geology into numbers
Presenter: Mazda Irani, Ashaw Energy
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm Mountain Time 

 E-Technical Division talk 

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Registration closes: February 23 at 12:00 pm Mountain Time


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Division Profile

Division talks are held monthly. They are free of charge and talks are open to the public. There will be a door prize, light snacks and coffee provided by sponsors. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch. 

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Operations Geology is an important sub-discipline of the practice of geology. As it pertains to petroleum geology, we include any geoscientist managing drilling operations from the office/home (including planning wells) and geosteerers. Operations geologists are uniquely involved in the drilling of a well from the initial planning stages to long after TD and the data have been properly distributed to stakeholders and/or lookbacks have been held.

Knowledge of one’s geological targets (conventional, heavy, or unconventional) is more important than it has ever been for well placement optimization, especially considering the introduction of new technology, such as horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracture stimulation. Beyond the typical geological capacity and experience, knowledge of stakeholder management, regulatory process and approvals, well planning, drilling processes, reservoir engineering, petrophysics, production, wellbore analysis technology, etc are also vital to the role of the operations geologist. These disciplines are commonly in conflict during drilling so prioritization and compromise of the well's objectives is also a skill.

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Committee Members
Division ChairKurt Armbruster

Operations Technical Division Sponsor
    

PAST PRESENTATIONS

November 25th, 2020
The Role of Operations Geology in Physics-Based Drilling Practices to Maximize Performance (Cut Cost)
Fred E. Dupriest | Texas A&M University

January 15th, 2020
Remote Geosteering Applications in Conventional and Unconventional Plays in Canada
Mustafa Pasha | McLeay Geological Consultants 

February 20th, 2019

Canadian Well Identifier System, what does it mean for you?
Floy Baird/ President, Calgary Geoscience Data Managers Society
Sue Carr/ Past-President, Calgary Geoscience Managers Society | Katalyst Data Management

January 23rd, 2019

Qualitative Comparisons of Surface Deformation over a SAGD Reservoir in Alberta
Dennis Ellison | Sound QI Solutions Ltd. 

September 26, 2018

ProactiveGeosteering with 3D Geo-models: How Operations Teams Save on Capital and ImproveWell Results
Rocky Mottahedeh | CEO United Oil & Gas Consulting and SMART4D Geosteering & Geomodelling Software

March 15, 2018
Can Geomechanics Improve Your Drilling and Completions? Spoiler Alert – Yes. (.pdf)
Amy Fox | Enlighten Geosciences

February 14, 2018
Geosteering: what works, what doesn't? (.pdf)
Calin Dragoie | Chinook Consulting Services