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Oklahoma Shale Gas and Oil Workshop

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November 20, 2013

Oklahoma Shale Gas & Oil Workshop

Purpose and Scope

A nearly decade-long search for shale gas in Oklahoma has expanded from producing gas in the Arkoma Basin to liquid hydrocarbons (condensate and oil) in the western Arkoma Basin, Anadarko Basin (Cana and South Central Oklahoma Oil Province plays), Ardmore Basin, and north-central Oklahoma. This workshop will emphasize lessons learned from operators and researchers in Oklahoma shale gas and oil exploration and development with particular emphasis on the Woodford Shale. Presentations will focus on the geologic, geochemical, petrographic, mineralogical and engineering factors that are benefi cial for commercial production of liquid hydrocarbons from tight, silica-rich shale.

Workshop Brochure (PDF)

Program Agenda (PDF)


Woodford Shale: Correlating Rock Properties in Outcrop and Core with Wireline Log Characteristics (PDF)
Jim Puckette, Oklahoma State University 

Overview of Oklahoma Shale Resource Plays (PDF)
Brian J. Cardott, Oklahoma Geological Survey

Generation, Retention, Recovery: Unconventional Shale Oil from a Geochemist’s Perspective (paper not made available to public)
Tim E. Ruble, Weatherford Laboratories

Woodford Exploration in the Anadarko Basin (PDF)
Walter Lamle, Devon Energy Corporation

Cana Woodford Shale Play, Anadarko Basin: The Effects of Mudrock Lithologies and Mechanical Stratigraphy on Completion and Production (PDF)
Craig D. Caldwell, Cimarex Energy Company

Data Driven Woodford Shale Risk Characterization (PDF)
Kevin Morgan, Phil Fox, John Thorkelson, Madhav M. Kulkarni, and Timothy Jensen, Marathon Oil Corporation

Woodford Shale Development in the Ardmore Basin, Oklahoma: Initial Thoughts on Beginning an Infill Drilling Program (PDF)
Sam Henderson, Merit Energy Company

Chemostratigraphy and its Application to the Woodford Shale (PDF)
Bryan Turner and Roger M. Slatt, The University of Oklahoma

Influence of Thermal Maturity on Organic Shale Microstructure (PDF)
Mark Curtis, The University of Oklahoma