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SPE Liquids-Rich Basins Conference: New Technology for Old Plays (Part 1)

Photo courtesy of Apache Corporation.
Rig drilling on Stiles Ranch in the Granite Wash play in Wheeler County, Texas. Apache continues to work numerous plays across its 1.9-million gross acreage position in the Anadarko basin, focusing on the liquids-rich Granite Wash and the oily Tonkawa, Marmaton, Cottage Grove, Cleveland, and Canyon Wash plays.

SPE’s recent Liquids-Rich Basins Conference rewarded attendees with far-reaching insight into how to economically exploit liquids-rich plays. Based on the theme “New Technology for Old Plays,” SPE held the conference in Midland, Texas, from 11 to 12 September. The 29 speakers explored a wide range of topics and points of view from macro to detailed perspectives, centered on strategic thinking; current understanding of reservoir characteristics; proper application of completion, stimulation, and production techniques and tactics; and case histories.

This is the third year the conference has been presented. Almost 300 attendees gathered at the Midland Convention Center to listen to four technical sessions—each with three speakers—each day; interact with four Knowledge-Sharing Poster speakers who presented during four half-hour breaks; hear a keynote speaker at Thursday’s luncheon; and investigate the offerings of more than 20 exhibitors.

Two training courses were also given—a 2-day course Monday and Tuesday, 9 and 10 September, titled “Modern Production Data Analysis for Unconventional Reservoirs”; and a 1-day course Friday, 13 September, titled “An Overview of Microseismic Imaging of Hydraulic Fracturing.”

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SPE Liquids-Rich Basins Conference: New Technology for Old Plays (Part 1)

Robin Beckwith, Senior Features Editor

01 November 2013

Volume: 65 | Issue: 11

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