Letter to the Editor – March 2013

Title: Letter to the Editor Author: Ron W. Pritchett Publication: The Outcrop, March 2013, p. 44 Dear Editor, How to spell “frack” Here is a suggestion. Don’t spell it. Don’t say it, either. Don’t use the pejorative slang. Instead – as you write and speak – use more informing descriptions like: “hydraulic fracturing” “reservoir stimulation” “reservoir … More Letter to the Editor – March 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

In Memoriam: Frank P. Sonnenberg

Title: In Memoriam: Frank P. Sonnenberg Author: Dudley W. Bolyard Publication: The Outcrop, March 2013, p. 24-25 Frank P. Sonnenberg, a longtime member of RMAG, passed away January 12, 2013. Born August 18, 1923 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Frank was an Eagle Scout, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, serving in the Asia-Pacific theater and receiving the rank … More In Memoriam: Frank P. Sonnenberg

The Art of Logging Horizontal Niobrara Wells in the Denver Basin

Title: The Art of Logging Horizontal Niobrara Wells in the Denver Basin Author: Janet Marks, Halcon Resources Publication: The Outcrop, March 2013, p. 8, 10, 14-21, 26-29, 32-37 Introduction Ms. Marks has a BS from the University of Illinois and MS from the University of Wyoming. She formerly performed mudlogged/well site geology on 33 horizontal wells throughout the … More The Art of Logging Horizontal Niobrara Wells in the Denver Basin

Board of Directors Meeting – January 2013

Title: RMAG January Board of Directors Meeting Author: Jacinda Nettik Brown, Secretary Publication: The Outcrop, March 2013, p. 6 The Board of Directors meeting was held on January 17th, 2013 in the RMAG office. This being the first board meeting of the year, we had a big agenda to cover. We began with a review of the Financial Report. The Summit Sponsorship … More Board of Directors Meeting – January 2013

President’s Column – March 2013

Title: 3D Seismic Symposium’s 19th Anniversary Author: Debra Higley Publication: The Outcrop, March 2013, p. 4-5 March 5th marks the 19th anniversary of the 3D Seismic Symposium. Hosted by the  Denver Geophysical Society and RMAG, this cooperative event meshes geological and geophysical science of new and classic resource plays, technological diversity, and some fabulous 3D images and interpretations. It is fascinating how minor modifications in the … More President’s Column – March 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

“Making Sound Decisions,” 3-D Seismic Symposium Set for March 5th, 2013

Title: “Making Sound Decisions,” 3-D Seismic Symposium Set for March 5th, 2013: Preview: 19th Annual 3-D Seismic Symposium, Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 Author: Compiled by Steve Jensen Publication: The Outcrop, February 2013, p. 16-17, 19 The 19th Annual 3-D Seismic Symposium, jointly sponsored by the Rocky Mountain  Association of Geologists and the Denver Geophysical Society, will be held Tuesday, March 5th, … More “Making Sound Decisions,” 3-D Seismic Symposium Set for March 5th, 2013

Direct Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry Advanced Borehole Gas and Cuttings Volatile Analysis for Oil and Gas Wells

Title: Direct Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry Advanced Borehole Gas and Cuttings Volatile Analysis for Oil and Gas Wells Authors: Scott Field, Field Geoservices and Don Hall, Fluid Inclusion Technologies, Inc. Publication: The Outcrop, February 2013, p. 9-11, 13-14 Introduction New quantitative methods of borehole gas detection and analysis have begun to change the way oil and gas operators are analyzing … More Direct Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry Advanced Borehole Gas and Cuttings Volatile Analysis for Oil and Gas Wells