Luncheon – May 8, 2013

Title: Oil Spills, Ethics, and Society: How They Intersect and Where the Responsibilities Reside Speaker: W.C. “Rusty” Riese Date: May 8, 2013 Publication: The Outcrop, May 2013, p. 32 Increasing global demand for energy has forced societies the world over to look for and use ever more diverse and expensive forms of energy to fuel their economies. Oil is a key part … More Luncheon – May 8, 2013

Luncheon – April 10, 2013

Title: MaxG Basin Temperature Modelling Speakers: Ian Deighton and Pete Dotsey with TGS Date: April 10, 2013 Publication: The Outcrop, April 2013, p. 30 A new methodology for basin temperature modelling has been developed that utilizes a large amount of properly indexed and QC’d bottom-hole temperature data for a basin or area. To construct the temperature volume, we first … More Luncheon – April 10, 2013

Luncheon Program – March 6, 2013

Title: Volcanic Versus Anthropogenic CO2 Speaker: Terry Gerlach Publication: The Outcrop, March 2013, p. 41 The climate change debate has revived the belief, widespread among climate change skeptics, that volcanoes emit more CO2 than the 37 billion metric tons per year from human activities. In fact, CO2 emissions from human activities dwarf all published estimates of the annual global volcanic CO2 … More Luncheon Program – March 6, 2013

Luncheon Program – AAPG Distinguished Lecturer, February 6, 2013

Title: The Exploration, Appraisal and Development of Unconventional Reservoirs: A New Approach to Petroleum Geology Speaker: Richard K. Stoneburner Talk Date: February 6, 2013 Publication: The Outcrop, February 2013, p. 25-27 The discovery of commercial oil and gas production from shale, or mudstone, reservoirs has dramatically changed how we explore for and develop oil and gas accumulations. In conventional exploration, appraisal … More Luncheon Program – AAPG Distinguished Lecturer, February 6, 2013

Luncheon Program – January 9, 2013

Title: Underpressured Gas Accumulations with Pressure Control at the Outcrop Speaker: Philip H. Nelson, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado Publication: The Outcrop, January 2013, p. 25 Underpressure is manifested in oil and gas wells by pressure-depth ratios less than hydrostatic. If the ratio of the pressure measured in a drillstem test to the depth of a gas reservoir, … More Luncheon Program – January 9, 2013

Luncheon – December 1, 2000

Title: Back from the Brink—Horizontal Infill Drilling Revives Marginal Pools Speakers: Lynn D. Helms and Bruce E. Hicks, North Dakota Industrial Commission Date: Friday, December 1, 2000 Publication: The Outcrop, December 2000, p. 4 Oil and gas operators in North Dakota have used horizontal drilling technology to infill drill 23 pools previously developed with vertical wells. Current … More Luncheon – December 1, 2000

Luncheon – November 17, 2000

Title: Canadian Rocky Mountains: Undeveloped Gas Potential Speaker: Dietrich Roeder, Murnau Geodynamics Date: Friday, November 17, 2000 Publication: The Outcrop, November 2000, p. 4-5 The Canadian Rocky Mountains of Alberta and British Columbia are a detached fold-thrust belt of Oligocene age, developed from two stacked parts of the Western Canada basin: the Paleozoic shelf and the post-Triassic … More Luncheon – November 17, 2000

Luncheon – September 15, 2000

Title: Geoscientists as Leaders in the Global Energy Marketplace Speakers: Steve Pappajohn (Project Director, The Pacific Institute, Seattle, Washington), Lyle Baie (Managing Member, Career Partnering, Tulsa, Oklahoma), Jack Gallagher (Managing Member, Career Partnering), Frank Wantland (Managing Member, Career Partnering) Date: September 15, 2000 Publication: The Outcrop, September 2000, p. 4-5 As traditional lifetime career tracks in the … More Luncheon – September 15, 2000