Oklahoma Geological Survey Petroleum and Fluid Extraction & Injection Workshop and Field Trip


The Oklahoma Geological Survey is pleased to announce the speakers for the upcoming Petroleum and Fluid Extraction & Injection Workshop to be held on Wednesday, November 11th and Field Trip to be held Tuesday, November 10th and Thursday, November 12th: 

·         Richard Andrews (Rick), Oklahoma Geological Survey
·         Yevhen (Eugene) Holubnyak, Kansas Geological Survey
·         Shane Matson, Bandolier Energy
·         Michael Morford, The Bison Group   
·         Kyle Murray, Oklahoma Geological Survey  [Workshop Technical Coordinator]
·         Philip Nelson, U.S. Geological Survey
·         Ken Nichols, Devon Energy Corporation
·         John Speight, Trey Resources, Incorporated
·         Anna Turnini, Energy Resources

The workshop is designed to cover recent developments of petroleum-rich carbonate reservoirs in the Mid-Continent which have led to large-scale water-disposal practices.  Understanding local and regional characteristics of reservoirs that produce hydrocarbons and the formations that are used for saltwater disposal is critical for continued development of oil and gas resources.  

This workshop will examine development trends of the Hunton and Mississippian plays that have significant oil and water extraction histories.  Another emphasis will be on the formations comprising the Arbuckle Group that are the primary saltwater disposal zones in Oklahoma.  Scientific findings and operator case studies will supplement the workshop. 

The field trip on November 10th and 12th will examine outcrop and quarry exposures of geologic and structural features that may be similar to subsurface producing and disposal zones.  The rock exposures exhibit porosity types and fracture patterns that not only store hydrocarbons but enable wide-spread and large-scale water disposal/migration into the Arbuckle Group.  Field Trip leaders: Richard Andrews, Neil Suneson and Kyle Murray.

We are still taking registration for this workshop. If you'd like to sign up, please fill out the registration form, scan and e-mail or mail it in.  

Hope to see everyone on November 10th, 11th, and 12th!

Michelle J. Summers
Oklahoma Geological Survey
100 E Boyd Room E-136
Norman, Oklahoma 73019-06288
405 / 325-7313
mjsummers@ou.edu