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

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

The Trade-offs in Drilling the “Perfect Horizontal Well”

Title: The Trade-offs in Drilling the “Perfect Horizontal Well” Author: K.C. Oren, Horizontal Solutions International Publication: The Outcrop, January 2013, p. 8-15, 18-22 Introduction The personas of engineers and geoscientists are often very different. And when it comes to corporate risk assessment and reward systems, company incentives for these individuals can be counterproductive to meeting corporate objectives such as attaining the … More The Trade-offs in Drilling the “Perfect Horizontal Well”

The Robert J. Weimer Distinguished Endowed Chair in Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology at the Colorado School of Mines

Title: The Robert J. Weimer Distinguished Endowed Chair in Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology at the Colorado School of Mines Publication: The Outcrop, December 2012, p. 6-7 Dr. Bob Weimer, Colorado School of Mines Professor Emeritus, was recently honored at a reception where it was announced that a new Distinguished Endowed Chair in Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology was dedicated in … More The Robert J. Weimer Distinguished Endowed Chair in Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology at the Colorado School of Mines

Federal Government Seeks More Fracing Regulation to Slow Development on Public Lands

Title: Federal Government Seeks More Fracing Regulation to Slow Development on Public Lands Publication: The Outcrop, November 2012, p. 6-7 Western oil and natural gas producers are pushing back on new hydraulic fracturing (fracing) regulations from the Department of the Interior (DOI) that would create an entirely new, complicated and redundant regulatory process. Fracing is a safe, well-tested … More Federal Government Seeks More Fracing Regulation to Slow Development on Public Lands

LiDAR – An Emerging Tool for Geological Applications

Title: LiDAR – An Emerging Tool for Geological Applications Author: Jason Stoker Publication: The OUtcrop, October 2012, p. 6-10 Over the past five to ten years the use and applicability of light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology has increased dramatically. As a result, more and more LiDAR data now are being collected across the country for a wide range … More LiDAR – An Emerging Tool for Geological Applications

Dinnehotso-Northeast Arizona Prospect

Title: Try and Try Again: Dinnehotso-Northeast Arizona Prospect Author: Don Stone Publication: The Outcrop, July 2012, p. 6-11 Editors Note: The following is just one chapter selected from an ongoing book project intended to illustrate the activities and challenges encountered by an independent petroleum geologist/entrepreneur in his efforts to make a living in the oil patch. On … More Dinnehotso-Northeast Arizona Prospect

Catastrophic Ice Age Floods in Colorado

Title: Catastrophic Ice Age Floods in Colorado: Glacial Outburst Floods Scoured the Upper Arkansas Valley Author: Keenan Lee Publication: The Outcrop, June 2012, p. 6-12 During the Pleistocene, three glaciers from the Sawatch Range flowed down contiguous tributary valleys to the Arkansas River near Granite, Colorado. The Lake Creek glacier probably pushed the river out of its channel, and the … More Catastrophic Ice Age Floods in Colorado

Welcome to Grand Junction!

Title: Welcome to Grand Junction! Author: Jay Scheevel, RMS AAPG 2012 General Chair Publication: The Outcrop, May 2012, p. 6-7 Great rocks, increased knowledge, and good friends: all good reasons to come to Grand Junction, Colorado this September 9 – 12 for the 2012 Rocky Mountain Section meeting of the AAPG. Located in the beautiful Grand Valley at … More Welcome to Grand Junction!

About the AAPG Search and Discovery Website

Title: About the AAPG Search and Discovery Website Author: Don Stone Publication: The Outcrop, April 2012, p. 6-8 I wonder how many RMAG members have checked out AAPG’s Search and Discovery website. The site is accessed using searchanddiscovery.com or from the AAPG.org home page by clicking on the “AAPG site short cuts” ribbon, scrolling down and clicking on … More About the AAPG Search and Discovery Website